Buffy Curtin, Therapist in Seattle, Washington — Zencare
Buffy  Curtin
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Buffy Curtin

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Washington Accepting Online
West Seattle Accepting In-person
Updated September 22, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Men's health
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Buffy Curtin is a therapist practicing in Seattle, WA since 2014. She has worked in a multiple settings including public and private schools, state agencies and fortune 500 companies. Buffy has been in private practice since 2020.

Buffy has been trained in CPT, EFT and Social Thinking. She utilizes her knowledge, training and intuition to support her clients in building confidence, improve communication and find clarity in their daily lives.

Buffy is a proud first generation college graduate and has a BA in French Language and Literature from Western Washington University and an M.Ed in Counseling from Seattle University. She meets with clients remotely and in office located in West Seattle.


Message to clients

I enjoy working with a variety of clients- but my speciality is working with men and couples.

Clients usually come to me because something doesn't feel right, either with themselves or in their relationships. They're going through a break-up, they're lonely and disconnected in/or outside of their relationship, their partner has initiated an ultimatum/threatened divorce, or they're simply unhappy and can't put their finger on why. Often they tell me they've been asked to work on their communication skills or show more emotion but they don't know what that means or how to get there. Many times they tell me they feel numb. It's a stressful to have to fix something that you don't understand and do it in real time. I'm here to help.

I work to support you in digging to find what's going on below the surface so that you can show up as a better partner, parent and friend. I use attachment theories to look at patterns in your relationships, how they came to be and how they are serving (or not) you in your life. This is not an easy process but it will be worth it.

Please reach out if you have any questions or want to work together.


Specialties

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

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

Men's health - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Buffy Curtin is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $90 - $150

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Washington)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-6pm
  • Tue 10am-6pm
  • Wed 9am-12pm
  • Thu 10am-6pm
  • Fri 10am-2pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

West Seattle practice
3280 California Ave SW, #8, Seattle, Washington 98116
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-6pm
  • Tue 9am-12pm
  • Wed Virtual Only
  • Thu 10am-6pm
  • Fri 10am-2pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Buffy Curtin LMHCA, Therapist (self-employeed), 2020 - Present
Accenture, Employee Advocacy Manager, 2020 - 2021
Public and Private School in Seattle, WA, Counselor, 2014 - 2020

Seattle University, M.Ed Counseling, 2014
Western Washington University, French Language and Literature, 2006


Licensure

Washington: MC60882958


Languages

English