Brooke Lather, LMHC

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I earned my Master’s in Psychology, Systems Counseling from the Leadership Institute of Seattle, Saybrook University. 

I am drawn to this work to walk with others as they journey through life. It is a privilege to witness people’s lives- both the joys and the sorrows- and to help navigate the challenges we all face along the way. The unique relationship between client and therapist is a gift to both.

 

Insurance / Rates

My fee for a 50 minute session is $100. I do not take insurance at this time, but am happy to offer you the necessary paperwork for an out-of-network reimbursement.

***WORKING ON IN-NETWORK PANELING WITH SEVERAL PROVIDERS


Specialties

I work with adults and couples of all ages and identities. While it is by no means the only work I do, as a member of the LGBTQ community I offer a safe place for LGBTQ people seeking support.

– Social Justice Professionals: Caring for Those Who are Making the World a Better Place

 A special interest of mine is supporting those who do social justice work. I spent almost 20 years working in the progressive movement. During my time as an activist I’ve worked for a variety of different issues including LGBT and women’s rights, anti-racist work, the environment, and economic justice. I have considerable experience in electoral politics through my work in the labor movement. All that is to say, I am passionate about the issues you work on and have considerable experience living the struggles of working in the social justice world. It is important to me to take care of those doing this important work. You are our best resources for change and I would like to find ways to keep people doing this work in a way that is healthy and sustainable. 

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Work Relationships/Conflict
  • Maintaining Boundaries
  • Burnout/Stress
  • Making Room for Family
  • Physical and Emotional Health

– People in Recovery

Full Bio

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I earned my Master’s in Psychology, Systems Counseling from the Leadership Institute of Seattle, Saybrook University. During my time there I completed an internship working primarily with Women, Children and Families. In addition, post-graduation I continued my training as an extern at the Seattle Therapy Alliance. As a lifelong learner I continue to pursue training opportunities that help me better serve my clients.

I am drawn to this work to walk with others as they journey through life. It is a privilege to witness people’s lives- both the joys and the sorrows- and to help navigate the challenges we all face along the way. The unique relationship between client and therapist is a gift to both.

I work with people to discover and overcome what holds them back (fear, defenses, expectations, addictions) and help them to navigate life’s constant evolution (relationships, transitions, grief, family.) We can all live more fully and authentically. It can be immensely helpful to have an ally on the journey.

I hold the therapist/client relationship as sacred and an important catalyst for healing. Tara Brach says, “we are wounded in relationship and we need to heal in relationship.” Together we’ll uncover your authentic self, come to accept all parts of yourself, and move towards health and healing.

I work with adults and couples of all ages and identities. While it is by no means the only work I do, as a member of the LGBTQ community I offer a safe place for LGBTQ people seeking support.
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My Therapeutic Approach

Compassion

First and foremost, my goal is always to meet every client with compassion. I have deep respect for your experience. Compassion is essential to building trust and creating healing. You trust me with your hopes, fears, dreams, sorrows, joys and despair. I have deep compassion for your vulnerability.

Curiosity

I don’t have all the answers. Together we will explore patterns, ask questions, and get curious. So often we get stuck in patterns or beliefs about the world that might be limiting. I will encourage you to get curious about the stories you tell yourself. Sometimes we do not even know they are stories.

Courage

Good therapy takes courage. I respect the immense amount of courage it takes clients to do the hard work to change and grow. I bring to the relationship my own courage, the courage to kindly and honestly share what I see and to challenge you to break out of patterns that no longer serve you.

Creativity

Lastly, creativity is an essential part of my toolbox. It opens the door to seeing an old problem in a new way. It allows for new perspectives. Creativity allows for me to create a new therapy for each client, depending on what you most need. And as you expand outside of your current story, you may find your creativity blossoming.