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I bring over 20 years of experience in the mental health field.  I earned my Master of Social Work degree (MSW) and bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Washington.  I spent several years working in community mental health and at the Seattle Veterans Hospital.  I have extensive post-graduate education and training in a number of therapeutic approaches.  I draw most from my training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. 


I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the State of Washington  LW00007750).

I have expertise treating a variety of mental health issues including post traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, geriatric mental health and issues specific to combat and non-combat Veterans.    

I am a Seattle native and I am also a musician.  My lifelong love of music and my meditation and yoga practices help me in finding balance.  I have a good sense of humor and won't deny that it often enters the therapy room.



Clinical Social Work Association (CWSA)

Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work (WSSCSW)

Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study (NWAPS)

Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (SPSI)  

Pacific Northwest Transcendental Meditation Program  









    Eliza S. Dietrichson, MSW, LICSW                             Psychotherapist

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