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Location

  • Cabrini Tower/ First Hill

Specialties

Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Substance Abuse, Codependency

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Antonia Eberhart, MSW, LSWAIC

ABOUT

As a Licensed Social Worker, Associate and Substance Use Disorder Professional, I provide individual therapy and couple’s counseling for people experiencing a variety of issues including mood disorders, anxiety, life transitions, trauma-related disorders, substance use disorders, and marital or relationship discord.

Seeking therapy is an important and often critical decision to make for oneself. Sometimes people reach out in crisis or only after struggling for long periods of time. Others may just need a check-up to help get back on track. For some, mental health struggles can be caused or exacerbated by experiences of injustice and/or oppression. I’ve worked with people experiencing all of these challenges, among others. I believe therapy is an opportunity to collaboratively work through these difficulties, build self-esteem, gain insight, reduce mental health symptoms, and develop a sense of power and agency.

In 2006, I began working as a counselor in Minnesota and proceeded to work in various capacities in the mental health field. I returned to school to earn my Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington, with a focus on multigenerational health. My professional experience includes working with adults of various cultures and backgrounds, parents (with a focus on women and children), couples, and people diagnosed with co-occurring disorders. My therapeutic style is grounded in Systems Theory and Relational Cultural Theory (RCT), which posits that people heal in and through mutually empowering and mutually empathic relationships. I incorporate many theories and interventions, including DBT, CBT, Mindfulness Practice, and Attachment Theory, all of which are employed according to an individualized treatment plan. When treating patients, I believe there is nothing more valuable and effective than cultivating connection through authentic interaction. People need to know they can and deserve to be seen, heard, and understood without risking abandonment, judgment, criticism, or other types of emotional harm that so often result in psychological distress.

I believe you are the expert of your circumstances and will work with you to help you uncover that wisdom. My role is to listen to you and reflect back to you my understanding so that we may explore your concerns and develop a plan to work through them together. I have also found that people often struggle to recognize their strengths, particularly when feeling low, so I will seek to reveal the ways in which you’ve overcome past challenges and build upon your strengths to ensure you feel empowered by the therapeutic process.

Couples come to therapy with a variety of concerns and at various stages of their relationship. Sometimes they are seeking help as a last resort. Due to feelings of resentment, fear of being hurt, and difficulties communicating, it can be scary to address relationship issues. For many couples, therapy will deepen friendship, improve communication, improve intimacy, and help the couple learn more effective ways to deal with conflict. For some, it is a way in which the couple can more peacefully and effectively end a relationship. My role is to provide a space where each person can be heard and supported, while also teaching skills the couple will practice outside of the counseling sessions.

Experience & Education

  • Licensed Social Worker Associate Independent Clinical (License #SC 60984451)
  • Masters in Social Work, University of Washington, June 2018
  • Bachelor of Science, Metropolitan State University, May 2009

Insurance

I am a preferred provider with Premera. I accept allowable out-of-network fees. Please call for inquiries regarding additional insurance plans.

Cancellation Policy

Must cancel 24 hours before the appointment to avoid $100 fee.