Chantel  Thurman

Chantel Thurman


Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Washington Not Accepting Online
Seattle Not Accepting In-person

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Updated September 28, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Complex trauma
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Loss and grief

Professional statement

Chantel Thurman is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with nearly 30 years of experience. She maintains a hybrid therapeutic practice including both teletherapy as well as in person sessions at her Seattle office. She works with adults across the lifespan, and specializes in treating complex trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, relationship issues, loss and grief. While individuals come to see her for a wide range of issues, a history of trauma is a common theme. She also works with couples.

Chantel has advanced skills and training in EMDR therapy and utilizes it frequently in sessions, particularly for those individuals with a history of trauma. She works collaboratively with clients to develop treatment goals and to determine the best approach to meets client needs. She helps individuals develop healthier coping strategies and to supplement therapy work with additional support and resources as needed. In addition to EMDR, Chantel utilizes elements of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Jungian Therapy (including dreamwork) when appropriate and helpful. In her couples work, she blends Gottman method with Emotionally Focused Therapy and developmental models of relationship.

Chantel’s therapeutic style is genuine, direct, nonjudgmental, and compassionate. She is passionate about her work and is there to support clients on their journey towards healing and growth. She looks forward to meeting you.

Message to clients

Whether you've never considered therapy before or you've been at it for years, I welcome the opportunity to collaborate with you as a skilled, holistic psychotherapist to help you achieve your personal goals for healing and growth.


Complex trauma - Overwhelming responses in the present as a result of past experiences such as physical, emotional or sexual abuse, neglect, growing up in a chaotic or stressful family

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

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

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

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


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


Chantel Thurman is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $140 (52min)
  • Couples sessions: $240 (90min)
  • EMDR Intensives billed at hourly rate: $140 (52min)

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
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • As needed
Therapist's note

EMDR Intensives are billed at my hourly rate and pro-rated. They generally run 2 hours per session = $280

Couples sessions are either hourly at $180 or extended to 90-minutes for $240 depending on the needs of the work


Seattle practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 28 years

Holistic Psychotherapy & Counseling, Private Practice, Individual adults and couples, 2012 - Present
Northwest Health & Human Rights, Pro Bono Mental Health Evals for asylum seekers, 2018 - Present
EMDR Trauma Recovery Network of Western WA, Steering Committee Member and Volunteer Therapist, 2016 - 2018
Eating Recovery Center of Washington, Partial Hospitalization Program Counselor, 2015 - 2016
Fremont Community Therapy Project, Intake Specialist, 2014 - 2015
NW Evaluation & Treatment Center, Inpatient Treatment Coordinator & MHP, 1992 - 1999
Brown University Center for Addiction Studies, Research Assistant , 1990 - 1992

Harvard Global Mental Health and Refugee Trauma Program, Certificate , 2020
EMDR Basic & Advanced training, Certificate, 2012
Pacifica Graduate Institute, MA in Counseling Psychology, 1996


Washington: LH60632358