About

Matthew Goodwin, MA, LMHCA

“The process of transforming pain is, literally, a day-by-day project—sometimes minute by minute, sometimes even breath by breath—accomplished by tolerating it, picturing it, describing it, sharing it, exploring it, dreaming it, and learning to swim in it.”
- Jeff Eaton

I specialize in a depth-oriented approach where the goal is to create a space and place for you to know yourself more deeply. This discovery process can include touching pain, beholding beauty, and widening your imagination for hope in the context of your story.

As a psychotherapist I believe my job is to accompany you on the life-long process of self-discovery. To stand with you on the shore, see what washes up, and hold each moment with openness and curiosity.

Whether this is your first time considering psychotherapy or you are looking for a new therapist, I know the process can hold many feelings. You deserve someone and someplace where you feel safe and comfortable to engage this work. I am currently accepting new patients, so feel free to reach out to me for more information or to schedule a session.

Education & Qualifications

  • Master's in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology
  • Clinical Intership at Westminster Community Clinic in Bellevue, WA
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in Washington State
  • License #: MC60946267
  • BA in Philosophy from Seattle Pacific Univeristy

Professional Affiliations

  • Center For Object Relations
  • Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study
  • American Counseling Association

Services

I specialize in a depth-oriented, long-term, psychodynamic approach. This means that I believe suffering and pain are often more mysterious, complex, and elusive than traditional medical models or even our own awareness might lead us to believe.

Managing unpleasant symptoms is needed at times — a broken arm requires a sling. But I believe that lasting change comes as we begin to work with the deeper, unconscious structures that form our persons.

This work will naturally lead us into areas such as early childhood, relationships and sexuality, family of origin, dreams, behavior patterns, or cultural contexts. In addition, the relationship we build within the therapeutic process is both active and alive, and will uniquely inform our work.

The therapy process requires an investment of your body, soul, mind, and resources. I believe making time and space to invest in yourself is a most valuable gift. The work you do will not only serve you, but will ripple out into your relationships, family, community, and future generations.

If you are suffering from anxiety, depression, panic attacks, addiction, relationship issues, shame — whatever it is that ails you — our work together can provide lasting and meaningful change.

Fees:

  • 10 Minute Phone Consultation: Free
  • 50 Minute Initial Consultation: $125
  • 50 Minute Individual Session: $125
  • 75 Minute Couples Session: $175
  • Reduced Rate: Limited availability, contact me for more information.
  • Insurance: Out of network provider.

Office

My office is located in the heart of the Fremont neighborhood in Seattle, nestled in the historic Fremont Annex building. At this time, the building is not wheelchair accessible.

Address:

619 North 35th Street, Suite 203, Seattle, WA 98103

Parking:

Free parking for 90 minutes is available in the PCC/Fremont parking garage accessible from Evanston Ave N using the alley between N 34th St and N 35th St. There is also paid street parking.

Entrance & Access:

Front Entrance:   Located on N 35th Street to the left of Liten.
Back Entrance:   From the same alley that you enter the parking garage, look for the two palm trees between POTS and the Antique Mall doors. Enter the turquoise door-gate and use the staircase on your left. Go up 1 normal and 1 short staircase and enter the unmarked door with the glass pane. Please exercise caution if navigating the alleyway and parking garage entrance by foot, especially when walking around corners. The area is heavily used by cars.
Other Notes:   My office is Suite 203, and you are welcome to wait in the chairs located at the end of the hallway. The Fremont area can get backed up during rush hour, or due to boat traffic, so plan accordingly. Depending on the direction you are coming from, it may be a good idea to use a route that avoids crossing the Fremont bridge.

Contact

I am currently accepting new patients, so feel free to reach out to me for more information or to schedule a session.

I monitor my email and office voicemail Monday - Friday, 9am - 6pm and will respond to you within 48 hours with the exception of Holidays.