- Seattle / Sixth & Lenora
Anxiety, Depression, Codependency, PTSD, Trauma, Life Transitions, Gender Affirming Mental Health Care and Surgery LettersMake an Appointment
Arren Lenau, MSW, LSWAIC
Hello, I’m Arren (zie/zer, they/them pronouns). Life can throw some wild stuff at us, and in this modern world, we often get stuck in our heads or disconnected from our bodies and desires, losing sight of what we truly want in life. The wisdom we seek is already within our bodies. My goal is to create a space for you to tap into your inner wisdom, listen, reconnect with your body and desires, and find the path that resonates with you. Healing takes many forms, and psychotherapy can help us make sense of our experiences and integrate them into our lives.
I specialize in working with young people and adults who have experienced trauma, grief, loss, religious trauma, anxiety, and depression. Additionally, I have experience working with LGBTQIA+ individuals and those experiencing gender dysphoria or seeking gender-affirming surgery. As a social worker, I believe it is important to acknowledge and name systemic oppressions such as racism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, classism, and capitalism, and how they intersect to cause harm daily.
I draw from a variety of therapeutic modalities, including Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (a mindfulness and values-based practice), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), hypnotherapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness practices. The therapy world is constantly evolving, offering new healing modalities such as EMDR, neurofeedback, yoga, somatic, psychodrama, Internal Family Systems, and more. My philosophy is to explore what resonates with you and utilize what works best for your healing journey. I am excited to accompany you on this journey as we rediscover what brings you back to yourself, ignites your soul, and allows you to heal.
My lived experience informs my practice. I identify as White, queer, genderqueer/nonbinary, bisexual, have lived as polyamorous for over 12 years, am a religious/cult survivor, and have received gender affirming care and surgery.
Experience & Education
- Licensed Social Worker Associate Independent Clinical—License # SC61443533
- Master of Social Work—University of Washington—2023
- Master of Fine Arts-Creative Writing—Western Washington University—2014
- Bachelor of Arts-English/Creative Writing—Seattle University—2008
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Bootcamp—Denver, 2023
- Trauma, Memory and Recovery of One’s Self, Bessel van der Kolk and Licia Sky, 2023
- Hypnotherapy levels 1 and 2 from Oregon Society of Clinical Hypnosis— 2021
- 32-Hour Basic Sexual Assault Awareness Training, Tacoma, WA, 2019
I am a Preferred Provider with Aetna, Cigna, First Choice, Kaiser Permanente, Premera, and Regence. Please call for inquiries regarding additional insurance plans.
A Good Faith Estimate of expected charges will be provided when scheduling an appointment or upon request for self-pay clients.
Must cancel 24 hours before the appointment to avoid $100 fee.