Suzanne Oelke

Counselor, MA, LMHC

Compassionate Counseling

Healing through connection.

Welcome

Positive change, warmth and understanding are the essence of my practice. I provide a safe haven for you to explore, express and discover who you are, and to use your difficulties as a source of strength and healing.

If you are feeling lonely, overwhelmed, stressed out, ashamed or afraid, I can help. Maybe you are grieving for someone or something you’ve lost, or never had, or maybe you have an ambiguous feeling that something just isn’t right, or is missing.

I will help you find the strength and courage to continue despite devastations, outrages, and the heaviness of life. Together we will discover personal powers, resourcefulness and resilience that you may not know you have. I am committed to helping people see the beauty and strength they are made of that may not comport with cultural beliefs and norms.

Some of the issues I can help with include emotional numbing, social isolation, traumatic experiences, anxiety, depression, excessive internet use including shopping and porn, work related stress, relationship issues, guilt, shame, boundary issues, self esteem, disproportionate anger, and binging behaviors of all kinds, including food, media, and sex. I welcome your quirks and invite you to be who you are, where you are.

I have a warm, genuine approach, inviting open-hearted listening and self-compassion. By understanding past influences, present patterns and inner beliefs, growth can occur. This awareness offers opportunities to make better choices, and to live a life more satisfying, with greater intention, creativity, confidence and joy.

Appointments

My in-office hours are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays 10-6. If you would like to make an appointment or have questions, please contact me.

New clients

Before our first session, please download, print, read and sign a copy of the following documents to bring with you.

Patient documents:

Disclosure Statement
Privacy & Protected Health Info
Client Information Sheet

Patient resources:
King County Crisis Connection
Health Information Privacy

Counseling Rates

$120 per 50 minutes (Individuals)
Free 20 minute consultation offered for new clients.

Sliding Scale

Reduced fee services are available on a limited basis. Please inquire about eligibility.

Payment

Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted. Payment is expected at each session unless otherwise discussed.

Insurance

I am an in network provider with the following companies:

  • Regence BlueShield
  • Premera
  • Cigna

If I am not in network with your insurance, I will provide you with a monthly invoice to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

I recommend that you call your insurance company prior to our first session and ask the following questions:

  • What is my rate of coverage?
  • What is my co-pay amount?
  • Do I have an unmet balance on my deductible?
  • Is there a limit to the number of allowable  sessions per year?
  • What is the reimburse rate for out-of-network providers?

“We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them”

– Albert Einstein