Pete Pautz, MSW, LICSW, BCD
Individual and Couple Therapist
Philosophy and Approach
Serves (ages 25+) Individuals and Couples
I specialize in therapy for couples and individuals. I emphasize work on “self” in all relationships, including family of origin, providing a different way of thinking about yourself and your life. I provide treatment that values truth and honesty, as the only route to one’s true self. Focus on self can address a host of benefits including improving self-knowledge, relationships that are based on self-understanding, recovery from abusive relationships whether experienced as an adult or as a child, better physical health, and an increase in creativity. My strongest belief is that as one improves their sense of true self, the ripple effects move outward to all relationships- past, present, and future; as child, partner, employee, parent, and individual.
Experience and Education
With over 25 years of experience on both coasts, I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW; LW00005020). In addition, I have earned the Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (BCD) through the American Board of Examiners and the Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (DCSW) through the National Association of Social Workers. I am also a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, an Approved Supervisor for all counseling professionals in Washington State, and a Child Mental Health Specialist (CMHS). Finally, I am a Clinically Certified Domestic Violence Counselor (CCDVC) through the American Academy of Certified Forensic Counselors.
I hold a cum laude bachelor’s in psychology from Rutgers University, with minors in mathematics and philosophy. I graduated summa cum laude with a Master’s in Social Work from the University of South Carolina, and then pursued post-graduate work in Bowen Family Systems Theory and Therapy. I have also had extensive training in working with clients with abusive and traumatic childhoods, marital problems, depression and anxiety, as well as people dealing with acute and chronic medical conditions.
I am an in-network provider with Premera, Regence, Kaiser Permanente (KFHP), Aetna, First Choice, United Behavioral Health and Wellspring EAP. Please call for inquiries regarding different insurance plans.
Forms of Payment Accepted
Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard
24-hours notice is required to avoid a $100 cancellation fee.