Jennifer L. Brysacz, PsyD
Address: 1700 Westlake Ave N, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98109
Welcome to my practice! I am a clinical psychologist who works with adults dealing with a range of problems, including eating disorders, insomnia, depression, anxiety, PTSD and addictive behaviors. I hope that this page will help you learn more about how I approach clinical work.
As a therapist, I try my best to be candid, open-minded, and above all, someone who will really listen to you. I believe that emotional suffering arises when individuals behave according to belief systems about themselves, other people, and the world that once made sense but are no longer helpful. Changing beliefs is difficult without changing behavior. As a therapist, I aim to create a supportive environment in which clients explore their own unique reasons for changing their behaviors, and in so doing, develop more accepting and accurate interpretations of themselves and their worlds.
Much of the power of therapy comes from the therapeutic relationship itself. It is of upmost importance to me to create relationships with my clients that are authentic, genuine, and grounded in mutual respect, honesty, and compassion. I believe that each person is an expert in themselves. I aim to help clients connect to their own inner sense of wisdom, and if they decide they want to approach things differently, I hope to provide them with the tools to do so.
The main tool I use is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I provide CBT for the treatment of depression, anxiety and eating disorders. I also provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), a behaviorally based treatment that aims to help you spend more time actually sleeping in bed (instead of tossing and turning, checking and re-checking the time, etc.) without the use of sleep medications.
I provide both Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE) for the treatment of PTSD. Both treatments have been heavily researched and have helped many people feel a significance decrease in symptoms in a relatively short period of time.
I have a special interest in the treatment of Substance Use Disorders. I work from a Motivational Interviewing and harm reduction approach, meaning that I believe you are the expert in what is right for you and what is important to you. You determine what you’re ready for, and we would work towards that goal together.
If you have questions about my practice or would like to set up an initial phone consultation or visit, please do not hesitate to contact me using the form below.
New Client Inquiry
If you are interested in working with Dr. Brysacz, please complete the form below. You are also welcome to contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 206-640-6240.