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


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.


  • 50 Minute Individual Session: $125
  • 50 Minute Initial Consultation: Billed at the same rate as my regular sessions. Payment is only required if we opt to work together.
  • Reduced Rate: Limited availability, contact me for more information.
  • Insurance: At this time I do accept Premera insurance through my affiliation with Northwest Family Life. For all other insurance providers I am an "out-of-network" provider.


2020 Update: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, I am conducting all sessions via video for the foreseeable future. I do plan to return to in-person sessions once it is safe to do so.

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.


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


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.


Feel free to reach out to me via email for more information or to inquire if I have openings currently.

I monitor my email Monday - Friday, 9am - 6pm and will try respond to you within 2 business days.