Susan James

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  • Washington
  • Washington Telehealth
  • Couples Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • She/her
  • Serves Ages 6 to 100

Primary Specialties

  • PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Creativity
  • Grief/Loss
  • Relationships
Also Experienced With
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • End of Life
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychodynamic
  • Stress


With over 20 years of experience, I am a compassionate LCSW, holding a Master's from the University of Washington. My journey began in journalism, evolving through roles in domestic violence shelters, trauma centers, and hospice care. My therapy style is eclectic and evidence-based, blending cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, EMDR and mindfulness approaches to support individuals through challenges like depression, anxiety, trauma, and life transitions. I create a safe, empowering space, offering insight and encouragement with a touch of humor.

My work spans helping children to adults, focusing on healing from trauma, navigating relationships, reducing stress and anxiety and embracing life changes. As a writer and designer, I also guide clients in exploring creativity and career paths. My approach is holistic, aimed at fostering resilience, understanding, and growth.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Carelon
  • Cigna
  • Cigna EAP
  • First Choice
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Northwest Medicare Advantage
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Kaiser Permanente Northwest
  • Medicare
  • PacificSource
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare EAP