Barbara  Brown

Barbara Brown

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in Bothell practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss and grief
  • Self-esteem
  • Mindfulness

Professional statement

Barbara Brown is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Bothell, WA who specializes in trauma, including childhood trauma, hypnotherapy, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, loss and grief. She particularly enjoys working with clients who have been in therapy before and are interested in learning how to get in touch with their body and feelings and want more than talk therapy.

Barbara utilizes a number of different treatment approaches, including Hypnotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), mindfulness practices, and Holistic Therapy. She helps clients understand how trauma during their childhood has informed their beliefs and behaviors. Her goal is to offer a safe space where clients can start addressing how trauma is coming up in their lives. She also enjoys incorporating spirituality and hypnotherapy into sessions, when appropriate. She believes these tools can help clients feel safe in an environment and learn how to connect to something meaningful and positive.

Barbara is committed to helping her clients reach their goals and become who they see themselves to truly be. She has taken many trainings on trauma to ensure she is providing gold-standard treatment. She looks forward to meeting you and helping you meet your full potential.

Message to clients

I know how hard it can be to reach out and ask for help. Asking for help means moving out of your comfort zone and taking a leap of faith. I would be honored to walk along side you on your journey of self exploration.


Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Mindfulness - Practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • Medicare (through Blue Cross Blue Shield)
  • First Choice Health

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $145 (55min)
  • Initial session: $200
  • Hypnotherapy: $195 (90min)

Therapist's note

Barbara can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Bothell practice

10516 East Riverside Drive

Bothell, WA 98011


  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2009 - Present

Samaritan Counseling Services, 1999 - 2010

Compass Community Health, 1996 - 2001

University of Washington, MSW, 1996

University of Washington, BSW, 1994



Client testimonials

"Barbara answered all of my questions and asked some great ones in return. She left me feeling optimistic and excited to start my healing process with her."

- Zencare client • August 2019