Meira Shupack MSW LICSW
4010 N Stone way N. Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98103
Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
In life, along the way, we may get stuck, hurt, or just off track. In such times, we need an accepting witness and the invitation to know ourselves differently and freshly.
My style and training.
Humor and play, warmth and empathy are keys to my practice. More and more research validates that gentle play and humor with a trusted other works to restore interrupted or stalled emotional systems of health. In my practice there is room for as much or a little of you as you want to bring.
As part of therapy, we will, at times, move to your edges of comfort and vulnerability. When this happens I will be there with you guided by care, experience, intuition and reverence for your process. There is a common misconception that going deeply and painfully is the only way to achieve real change, actually working too fast can (re)traumatize you and leave the original pain more entrenched.
I develop a space with clients that is connected, responsive and in tune, like musical instruments finding the point where they sound good together. Going at a measured pace, in this environment of safety, we can co create a process of change for you, impacting your neurobiology and bringing the changes you long for.
I am trained (and continue to train) in a somatic practice known as Somatic Transformation. Somatic Transformation works through attunement between client and therapist, and the right brain processes of communication and knowing. With gentle yet intentional inquiry emotional and physiological regulation to the disrupted nervous system becomes restored, bringing back calm, aliveness, resilience and the ability to connect with the self and others more deeply.
All the training in psychodynamic and attachment theories as well as several other theoretical frameworks that I work with in a strength based and person centered practice to provide you with a safe place to make change for yourself. I look forward to hearing from you. So many things can bring a person to therapy but the very act of seeking therapy demonstrates a set of resources you may not even be aware you have.
|Practice Specialties or Interests:
in bold text)
Dually Diagnosed Individuals
|Additional Demographic Expertise:
People with Disabilities
Masters Social Work
University of Washington, 2005
|Additional Licenses/ Certifications:
||Certificate of Recognition for outstanding accomplishment of The Alliance Community Psychotherapy Internship, Fall 2006 -2008
Certificates of Completion of a 2year training course in Somatic Transformation
|Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study (NWAPS)|
|Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work ( WSSCSW)|
Beacon Health Options (ValueOptions)