Counseling Philosophy

Your experiences in life have shaped and molded you into the person you are now. You may feel like there are parts of yourself that are acceptable and others that should be hidden. It is often in those hidden places full of pain, isolation, heartache, even joy, that need to be known and reflected on with another human. We are all in need of another person who can help us carry our experiences and our stories for a season. My hope is that we can build a relationship where you feel comfortable exploring your story. Counseling is a safe space where you are invited to bring all of who you are so you may know a more authentic and full life.

How I Work

As we work together, I am listening for what is difficult for you to feel and the ways in which you try not to feel. I look for patterns that have developed in your life and where these patterns began. This involves looking at your past and present environments and relationships. I also pay attention to where these patterns and feelings are happening in our relationship with each other. My way of working is informed and influenced by attachment theory, relational and interpersonal psychoanalytic theory, and psychodynamic principles.

Education and Experience

I received my Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of WA (LH60467755). I am a member of the Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study, Division 39 of the American Psychological Association, and the International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education. I further my clinical expertise through participation in trainings, reading groups, consultation, and supervision. Since graduating with my Master’s, I have worked in community mental health, hospital settings, and private practice with both men and women.


Contact Me!

AGC Building
1200 Westlake Ave N
Ste. 901
Seattle, WA 98109

 erinpiersoncounseling@gmail.com / 206-200-9152

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