Lisa Brown, Therapist in Seattle, Washington — Zencare
Lisa H. Brown

Lisa H. Brown

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
Washington Waitlist Online
Madison Valley Waitlist In-person
Updated November 28, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Identity development
  • Abandonment issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Attachment issues
  • Codependency

Professional statement

Lisa Brown is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Seattle, WA who sees clients both in-person and remotely. She specializes in life transitions, relational trauma, early attachment disruption, and the symptoms of childhood emotional neglect and unresolved losses, including low self-esteem, anxiety and depression. She enjoys working with adults and couples. Lisa’s practice is open and safe for clients of all genders, sexualities, and racial or cultural backgrounds.

When working with clients who are seeking change Lisa is a guide who sits with clients in their experience and allows them space to share a fuller vision of their story and their feelings. She frequently utilizes inquiry skills from Internal Family Systems, EMDR, applied mindfulness, and self-compassion practices to help individuals learn how to connect with their inner world, learn about their emotional lives, and identify internalized beliefs. This process is relational and highly individualized. It has helped many of her clients to heal emotional wounds, develop healthy coping strategies and live from a new self-narrative that is life affirming and grounded in authenticity.

Lisa works from a holistic perspective utilizing body awareness, active imagination, compassionate inquiry and insight throughout the process. She believes real change can occur when we access information held deeper in the brain and in the body than are typically acknowledged. She makes an effort to stay up-to-date with the latest therapeutic treatments to ensure she is providing her clients with the best care and to maintain a sense of professional curiosity. She looks forward to meeting you either at her office or via video.


Message to clients

Hi! I am glad you are here. I practice from an integrative approach in order to fit each client. I will listen to your story with a compassionate eye and open heart. I have studied with many teachers and bring many tools and techniques to the process. I utilize full presence and a mind-body approach that connects your emotions and thoughts with physical sensations and body awareness. This holistic approach allows the unconscious to become conscious and available for change. We will have a different kind of conversation, one that seeks to clarify behavior, reveals more of who you are, and sets you on a path toward living with more vitality and authenticity.

My relational approach combines techniques from Internal Family Systems (works with different parts of yourself which are often at odds when there are unresolved issues) and EMDR (engages both your brain and your body in the healing process by accessing the touchstone memories that underly limiting beliefs and challenging behaviors.) When we do parts work we come to better understand the defensive strategies that helped you in the past, but are limiting you now. EMDR (a treatment modality that is especially effective for individuals with a history of trauma) activates memory networks and allows for the full processing of painful feelings, so you can move on in your life in a healthy way.

You can expect an open and shame-free environment that encourages your fullest potential. I look forward to speaking to you!


Specialties

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

Abandonment issues - Developing an understanding of one’s abandonment issues, including their origins and how they impact relationships; practicing trust and growing confidence in relationships

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

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples

Insurance

Lisa Brown 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: $160 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $160 (50min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • IvyPay
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 with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9-4pm
  • Wed 10-5pm
  • Thu 10-5pm
  • Fri 10-3pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Madison Valley practice
636 Lake Washington Blvd. E, Seattle, Washington 98112
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Self, Therapist, 2010 - Present

The Psychotherapy Institute, LMFT, 2012
The Wright Institute, MA, 2010


Licensure

Washington: LF60688781


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"My initial meeting with Lisa was thorough and informative. Felt very comfortable sharing my situation and that she understood what I was going through. She had good ideas on paths forward to explore and was clear about how the process would unfold with time. Looking forward to the task ahead..."
- Zencare client • April 2022