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Donovan R. Bigelow, J.D., LL.M., M.A. (LMHC)

Office: The Melbourne Tower
1511 Third Avenue, Suite 609
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 940-6732
Cell Phone: (206) 940-6732
Email: Send email to Donovan R. Bigelow, J.D., LL.M., M.A. (LMHC) Send email
Profession: Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Telehealth (Video/Phone) Therapy
Career Evaluations and Counseling
Psychoeducational Evaluations
Psychoanalytic therapy
Sport Psychology
Couples Counseling
Session Formats: Individual
Practice Description:
My office will remain open to clients through the COVID-19 crisis. I am also seeing clients using online technologies.

The Only Cure Is Strength.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). My approach to psychotherapy is designed to create lasting change in a way that other therapies cannot. We all suffer from pain and the repetition of old ways that simply do not work anymore. We often find ourselves at a crossroads – accept the way things are because we are afraid of change, or face the difficulty and fear inherent in change. Many therapies offer superficial tools or techniques to make things a little bit better, or a little easier. Such efforts do little more than manage the difficulties your life brings.

If some of those difficulties include:
Depression, stress, and anxiety
Love and intimate relationships
Family conflict resolution
Sexuality and body image
Parent-child conflict
Drug abuse and eating disorders
Balancing work and personal life
Managing emotions effectively
Strengthening the will/ego/self
Artistic and athletic creativity
Creation of meaning

This may be your opportunity.

Psychoanalytic therapy offers the chance to rework the deepest inner structures of your self. Our work together will move you, not just toward change, but more specifically, to strength and power. It is not enough to be different or to stop doing unhealthy things; we must strive to overcome, to achieve a power in body, mind, and spirit that lets us create and nurture the true and authentic self. From a place of power we can then enter relationships, physical and emotional intimacy, careers, physical endeavors, and even rest and relaxation in a way we have never before experienced.

As Hanna Segal said, “The human mind is an achievement, not an endowment.” When you want to go beyond weakness and achieve the power necessary to create yourself, to make your life its own aesthetic event, it can be done. It is not an easy or a fast process. Small steps and little victories are the core of the work. Because it is based on accessing the deepest levels of your being, the work requires a level of honesty and courage you may find daunting. Any therapy that offers an easy or painless transformation is a fraud that exploits the weakness and fear that must be overcome.
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Relationship Issues
Sexual Dysfunction
Anger Management
Asperger's Syndrome
Bipolar Disorder
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Child Abuse
Domestic Violence
LGBTQ Issues
Men's Issues
Parenting Issues
Personal Growth
Sexual Abuse
Sport psychology
Strengthening the self
Creation of meaning
Love and relationships
Age Specialties: Adolescents
Treatment Approaches: Developmental
Object Relations Therapy
Psychoanalytic Therapy
Psychodynamic Therapy
The technique of Wilford Bion
Additional Demographic Expertise: African American
Asian American
Hispanic/Latino American
Latter-day Saints/Mormon
Middle Eastern
Law Enforcement
Additional Languages: German
Education: M.A., Seattle University, 2001

LL.M., T.J.A.G.S.A., 1991

J.D., Cornell Law School, 1985
Registration #: LH-60117655
Registered In: Washington
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
Credential Number: 60117655
Professional Affiliations:
Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study
Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
Pacific Northwest Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
Center for Object Relations - Northwest Family Development Center
Fee Schedule: $150.00
Accepted Insurance: out of network provider
Insurance and Billing Instructions: Out of Network Provider
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 - 6:00
Driving Directions: See web site Contact Page

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Additional Comments: The Only Cure is Strength. Psychoanalytic therapy working with individual adults, adolescents, and couples to understand and resolve depression, stress, and anxiety. Marriage and family conflict resolution including difficult children and adolescents. Sexuality and body image, eating disorders, all types of addiction, love and intimate relationships, balancing work and personal life, and managing emotions effectively. The focus is on strengthening the will/ego and recognizing the unconscious patterns that interfere with personal and professional functioning. Difficulties are often tied to family of origin issues and the relational dynamics that have become internalized. The goal is to initiate a new developmental process that corrects early failures and leads to increased autonomy, a conscious and aesthetic self-creation, and the creation of meaning. This is possible only through a therapeutic relationship that strengthens the self through my deep and respectful listening to you.
Donovan R. Bigelow, J.D., LL.M., M.A. (LMHC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Seattle
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In Practice Since:  2000
Gender:  Male
Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Sliding Fee Scale:  No
Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes
Public Transportation:  Yes
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