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Robert Leversee, MD EAMP LMHCA

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Robert Leversee MD EAMP LMHC
Psychotherapist
Welcome. I am a psychotherapist who helps people with chronic medical conditions navigate this often complex terrain in order to better connect with their wisdom and to live more fully, with meaning and purpose. I work to help you integrate your body's inner healing wisdom to align with and maximize the powerful tools available to us via Western medicine. Through psychotherapy and mindfulness training, I can help you learn the skills to live well and manage your illness, with grace and with meaning.

Through talk therapy, I help people cope with a new diagnosis, learn skills and be mindful about their health experience, pulling from the best in both Western and Eastern medical tradtions. I teach skills for stress reduction, relaxation and mindfulness. Each day, it seems, the medical community learns more about the relationship between stress reduction and brain science. These are interconnected, and it is so impressive that even a mature brain can rewire itself for healthier functioning and a more content outlook on life.

Guiding Principles:
I intend to embody respect for the innovation and rigor of western medicine and the tradition of psychotherapy while incorporating the grace and depth of the traditions of Eastern thought. My therapeutic approach empowers clients to voice their concerns and make good decisions. I am committed to clear communication with physicians and other health care team members.
Bio
As a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine (MD 1998) as well as a graduate of Bastyr University (Masters in Oriental Medicine, 1997), I am uniquely positioned to help people evaluate their options and explore the inner territory of chronic illness. Along with my years of training in allopathic and alternative medicine, I have also trained for a number of years in various forms of psychotherapy. I have studied mindfulness meditation and brain science with Daniel Siegel from UCLA, studied mindfulness for therapists at the University of Washington, studied family systems therapy at Seattle Pacific University as well as completed a six-year intensive investigation of Daoist psychology via a number of nationally recognized teachers.
I have lectured many times at the University of Washington School of Medicine, been an adjunct professor at Bastyr University, lectured on Mindfulness meditation and brain science at Sichuan School of Medicine in Chengdu, China. I have also been invited to lecture on the integration of Eastern and Western medicine at one of the satellite campuses (Laramie, Wyoming) of the WWAMI system of UW-based medical schools.

I am currently in a study and supervision group with Allan Schore PhD , a leading figure in the field of Interpersonal Neurobiology from UCLA

I volunteer with two excellent organizations: Cancer Lifeline and Highline Hospice.

I live in West Seattle with my wife of 22 years, my 11 year old daughter and our dog and chickens.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Grief and Loss  Premarital Counseling
 Anger Management  Life and Wellness Coaching  Relationship Issues
 Anxiety and Panic  Life Transitions  Self Esteem Issues
 Caregiver Issues  Marriage & Family Therapy  Stress Management
 Chronic Illness  Men's Issues  Work and Career Issues
 Depression
Certifications
 Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
Education/Training
BA - (honors) Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
MD - University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
MAOM - Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA
Level 1 Certificate of Completion - Daniel Siegel Mindsight Institute
Payments Accepted
Visa, Check, Cash
Hours:M-F 9 am to 2 pm
Cost/Session:sliding $50 to $ 90
License:WA MC60156978
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Location
4511 Densmore Ave North
SeattleWA 98103
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