Depth-oriented psychotherapy located in the heart of the
historic Fremont neighborhood in Seattle.
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
Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in Washington
License #: MC60946267
BA in Philosophy from Seattle Pacific Univeristy
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.