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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
  • Queer/LGBTQIA+ Affirming
  • Transgender/Non-Binary Affirming
  • Sex-positive
  • Polyamory/ENM Affirming
  • Health at Every Size (HAES) supportive, body liberation, fat liberation

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). EMDR is one of the most effective types of treatment for PTSD. I combine EMDR with parts work, like IFS therapy, and somatic techniques to treat complex trauma. 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 and in groups.

On a Personal Note

I identify as a white, cis-gendered woman, 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 while listening to podcasts, and singing loudly.

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 virtually on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

I see clients in person on Fridays in South Seattle.


$160 for 50 minute individual sessions*

Group offerings and prices listed below.

*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.

A new round of group starts every four months.

The next round of groups will start in September, 2024

Mondays at 6pm and Tuesdays at a t​ime to be determined.

Please email me if you would like to be pla​ced on a waiting list.

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Trauma - PTSD - Complex Trauma - C-PTSD - EMDR - Bipolar - LGBTQ - LGBTQIA+ - queer - lesbian - gay - bisexual - transgender - non-binary - polyamory- non-monogamy - CNM - ENM - sex-positive - fat-positive

body liberation - fat liberation - body positive - self acceptance - self-esteem - HAES