Sydney Blaine, LMFTA

Humans have a basic need for connection with others, and more specifically, a desire for safety, comfort, trust, and security. But relationships, no matter whether with a treasured other or yourself, can feel complicated. I am fascinated by the dynamics of interpersonal relationships, and my passion is in supporting you in unpacking and changing patterns in your life that create distress and disconnection, whether with a partner, friend, family or yourself.  

 

I work with both couples and individuals. My couple work is informed by my training in Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and individual work with Internal Family Systems (IFS), EFT for Individual Therapy (EFIT) and Solution Focused Therapy.

I can help you with

  • Facilitating improved communication, safety and emotional engagement

  • Exploring family of origin issues

  • Supporting changes in belief systems

  • Pre-marital counseling

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

 

My style is warm, empathetic, non-judgmental, supportive, and inclusive. I work to create a safe space for you to explore what’s on your mind and in your heart. Together we will build on your strengths.

 

As a therapist, my work is informed not only by my education, but also my life and work experience. I have a BA in Sociology from Azusa Pacific University and an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch University Seattle. I completed my MFT internship at Sound Health, where I counseled children and teens who were coping with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and relational issues. Prior to becoming a therapist, my work experience included sixteen years as a social worker, during which I provided assessments, resources, an empathetic ear, and a non-judgmental space for clients of all ages from a variety of communities and cultures.

 

In my personal life, I have experienced the benefits of couple and individual therapy, both as a child of divorced parents and in my past and current relationships.  I look forward to providing that support to you in reaching your personal and relationship goals.

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Sydney's Fee is $120 / 50 minute session

Sydney offers Sliding Scale fee Sessions

CREDENTIALS

Licenses, Certifications and Professional Memberships:
 

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate - MG61208207- - State of Washington DOH

AAMFT - Professional Member of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

WAMFT - Washington Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

ICEEFT - International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy 

 

Education:

Master of Arts, Marriage and Family Therapy

Antioch University – Seattle WA

 

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology

Azusa Pacific University – Azusa CA

Sydney Blaine