Shellie Gravitt, MA, LMFT

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I believe that everyone is capable of making desired changes in their life and that creating fantastic, meaningful relationships can bring a great sense of accomplishment and joy. I offer a collaborative, warm approach that will allow you to freely explore your thoughts and feelings, so that you can identify what changes need to be made in order for you to reach your goals.

I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Lifespan Integration. This training gives me a depth of knowledge in:
attachment - how to help you give and get the love you need
attunement - how to listen wholeheartedly and strive to understand your perspective
systemic thinking - how to identify the ways your past and present interactions with your family, your culture, society and within your current relationships impact the way you experience yourself today.
ways of working somatically (or with the body) - how to give attention to and work with body sensations in sessions to help relieve anxiety and transform emotion.
I treat trauma and difficulties stemming from childhood utilizing Lifespan Integration Therapy and Internal Family Systems. These intervention brings about tremendous relief from symptoms related to painful experiences. 
I graduated from Antioch University Seattle with a Masters of Art in Psychology with a focus on Couple and Family Therapy. My studies focused on treating people with a diversity of identities and culture. Therefore, I'm comfortable working with people whose identity or culture I may not share. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Washington. In addition to training in psychology, I have extensive training in movement and somatic informed practices. I hold a BFA in Dance from the University of Memphis. My love of movement and physical expression informs my knowledge of the connection between body, mind and well-being. This experience deeply influences my work as a therapist and allows me to offer clients a unique perspective to find strategies that target both mind and body. Additionally, I have spent many years as a nanny and have a great depth of expertise in child development and how to deal with parenting difficulties. 
Who do I treat: 
I'm passionate about treating: adults dealing with anxiety, depression, loneliness, emptiness, individuals with high emotional reactivity and individuals who identify as painfully shy and/or introverted.
I treat all relationship configurations: couples who practice monogamy, people who practice polyamory, married couples, non-married couples, single people and couples who identify as straight, queer, gay or lesbian.  
Specialties: I specialize in treating highly conflictual couples.
Outside of my therapy practice, I manage my own anxiety, practice yoga, eat delicious food often, ride my bike far, play with my cat, hug my partner, read about psychology and view art as much as possible.  

Shellie Gravitt Reaches

Seattle WA