I believe that we are our own best healers.
I view therapy as a way to find meaning in
challenges through a unique, collaborative
process that unfolds organically.
My passion for psychology came to me in my youth.
It was then that I learned that by bringing my
innermost fears into conscious awareness, I
could transform my circumstances and live a
more resilient and authentic life.
Becoming consciously aware provided me with a
valuable opportunity to explore the meaning of
my own life, and awakened a passion and a
calling to help others facing difficulties.
I am constantly amazed at the innate ability we
all posses to heal ourselves in times of great
I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology
from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont,
and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling
Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute
in Santa Barbara, California.
After a two-year internship at Counseling West
in Southern California, I moved to Seattle in 1995,
where I became a Registered Counselor with the
State of Washington. Subseuquently I received
my license as a Washington State Marriage
& Family Therapist, and continue to be
progressive with continuing education,
both out of personal interest and to stay abreast
in this exciting and ever-changing field.
I offer counseling to individuals & couples in a safe,
supportive and compassionate environment.
My office is conveniently located in West Seattle,
just 10 minutes from downtown.
Laura Beso, M.A., LMFT
Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology Pacifica Graduate Institute
Santa Barbara, California
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology