The Alliance Community Psychotherapy Clinic was a project of the Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study from 1997 until 2019. The clinic’s primary mission was to make psychoanalytic psychotherapy available to members of our community who would otherwise not be able to afford it.
The clinic’s mission was made possible by a large number of psychotherapists in the greater Seattle community who volunteered their time and talents to assure the excellence of our services.
What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy promotes awareness, especially awareness of your emotions and relationship patterns. You and your therapist journey together in a respectful therapeutic relationship to find the sources of persistent mental and emotional pain. Often, people find that as they understand their experiences more deeply, they discover a greater range of choices available to them.
Psychotherapy offers you the opportunity to understand and work with any emotional pain and internal conflicts. It also helps you develop your personal strengths, which may lie hidden within the problems or discomfort of your current experience.
Psychotherapy is effective in addressing a broad range of mental and emotional health concerns such as:
- Depression and anxiety
- Feelings of guilt, shame, or inadequacy
- Feelings of being out of control, overly stressed, or finding little satisfaction in life
People who are struggling with family issues, relationships, or self care may also find therapy valuable. Therapy can also be helpful for both adults and children during times of transition, stress, loss, and grief.