Hi, I'm SEAT's founder, Zandi Salstrom. I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Board-Certified Art Therapist. I view the counseling process from a mind-body-spirit perspective, and use a combination of techniques to provide creatively individualized therapy. This approach often involves talking, art-making (keep in mind this is not an art class...the art in "art therapy" is for communication, and does not have to be "good" or "pretty"), hypnotherapy, tapping/EFT, mindfulness meditation, and the use of other holistic and evidence-based therapies.
Here's a clip of me on Seattle's local talk show New Day NW!
I'm a Seattle native and pursued my clinical coursework in art therapy and mental health counseling at Antioch University, earning a dual Masters of Arts degree in Psychology and Art Therapy. I received my Bachelors of Science degree in Health Psychology at Bastyr University, along with training in hypnotherapy and Comprehensive Energy Psychology (CEP).
When I'm not at SEAT, I'm the Art Therapist for theSwedish Cancer Institute.
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I am a therapist who believes:
1. We as humans are growth-oriented and resilient, and regardless of our obstacles in life, we are always striving to be the best we can be.
2. We are more than the sum of our parts, and our bodies and minds do not function as separate entities. The body carries emotions, just as the mind does, and using mind-body approaches to counseling helps treat the whole person as a whole person.
3. When we reach certain points in life, we all need someone to be there for us, to act as a guide, teacher, or counselor.
SEAT works with women who are seeking help with: