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samantha holsather therapy

authentic ⬝ affirming ⬝ collaborative

Samantha Holsather, LMHC


"Recovery can only take place within the context

of relationships; it cannot occur in isolation." -Judith Herman

You already have everything you need, but it can be difficult to draw on those internal resources and gain the confidence to trust yourself. The work we will do in therapy can help you get unstuck. My goal is to help empower you to take charge of your life and find your path to thriving, not just surviving. Finding the right fit therapist is an important part of the journey to healing. It is humbling and an honor to work with people on this journey. I find the process beautiful to support and I am energized by watching people become more empowered.


  • Trauma (PTSD)
  • Complex Trauma (C-PTSD)
  • Bipolar
  • Transgender/Non-Binary Affirming
  • Sex-positive
  • Polyamory/ENM Affirming
  • Queer/LGBTQIA+ Affirming
  • Health at Every Size (HAES) supportive, body positive, fat positive
  • Trauma that occurs during the perinatal period, including recovery from post partum psychosis

Working with me

My approach to counseling is person-centered, collaborative and strength-based. Using a trauma-informed approach and working from a social justice lens, I provide non-judgmental, affirming counseling to support you on your journey towards thriving.

I am also a certified EMDR therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). Using this method, we can work together to heal from impactful life experiences. I also enjoy working with people to grow self-compassion and self-acceptance.

I work primarily with adults individually. I also work with some couples/dyads from an attachment and emotion focused lens.

On a Personal Note

I identify as white, a cis-gender female, queer, fat, able-bodied, and a parent. I live my life driven by the values of authenticity, interconnectedness and joy. In my free time, I enjoy exploring new parks and beaches with my kiddo, going to brunch, going for a walk and listening to podcasts, singing loudly and having dance parties.

Education and Training

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington. I have a Bachelor’s in Psychology and I hold a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Western Washington University. I am certified in EMDR and continue to pursue training in various forms of therapeutic interventions.


To check my availability and to schedule a free 15 minute consultation please

email hello@samanthaholsathertherapy.com

I see clients at my West Seattle Office from 10-5 on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays:

The Orion Building

2743 California Ave SW, Suite 100, Seattle , WA 98116


I also see clients on Mondays from 10-6, virtual only.

The office building is accessible and has no steps.

The therapy office accommodates some mobility devices.

I also provide virtual sessions.


$160 for 50 minute individual sessions*

*I do not accept insurance, but can provide you with a superbill which some insurance companies will reimburse for clinicians out of network "OON". I encourage you to check your benefits and insurance companies policy on this.

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Trauma - PTSD - Complex Trauma - C-PTSD - EMDR - Bipolar - LGBTQIA+ - queer - lesbian - gay - bisexual - transgender - non-binary - polyamorous - non-monogamous - CNM - ENM

sex-positive - fat-positive - body liberation - perinatal trauma - post partum psychosis