Alan Barclay

Alan Barclay, M.A, LMFTA

Individual and Couples Counselor

901 Boren Ave.
Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: 206-854-7349

Email: Email Alan Barclay


Primary Focus: Abuse / Incest / PTSD Counseling, Adult Adjustment / Life Transitioning Counseling, Communication / Social Skills Counseling, Couples / Marriage Counseling, Family Counseling, Grief Counseling, Stress / Depression Counseling

Scope of Practice


I offer a caring environment where we will work to help you create healing human contact for yourselves. You can heal the wounds of the past and create the relationships that will liberate you to be fully yourself.

I specialize in working with:

  • Couples who are running into relationship roadblocks to harmony and intimacy.
  • Adult children of academics and professionals.
  • Men who struggle with the legacy of growing up with an angry father.

I have experience working with concerns of:

  • Assertiveness
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Recovering from a difficult childhood
  • Social anxiety
  • Building relationships and dating
  • Couples\' conflict
  • Rebuilding trust
  • Premarital preparation

Range of Focus

  • Adjustment/Life Transition
  • Adult Family members(18+) only
  • Communication Issues
  • Conflict
  • Couples & Adult Families
  • Depression
  • Developing Trust in Self and Others
  • Empowering Multi-generational Relationships in Family
  • Family Adjustments
  • Find your life purpose
  • Giftedness
  • Healing the Healer
  • IFS - Internal Family Systems Therapy
  • Loss of important role
  • Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorder, Eating Disorders, Chronic Pain, Relationships Issues, Se
  • Personal Relationships
  • Professional Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Relationship/Interpersonal Issues
  • Self-Compassion
  • Social Friendship Skills
  • Stressors & Stress Management
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Adjustments
  • Anxiety, Stress & Worry
  • Communication Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Facing Challenges with Ease
  • Family Therapy
  • GLBTQ friendly
  • Grief & Loss
  • Honoring Emotions
  • Improve Health & Wellness
  • Loss of job
  • Open Relationships
  • Premarital Therapy
  • Rejection by Family of Origin
  • Relationship Rekindling
  • Self Identity
  • Sense of Self
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
  • commitment/marriage/divorce

Values and Philosophy

I provide a safe place for you to look at the patterns of thought, feeling, and behavior that may be interfering with your happiness. I like to keep part of the focus on what’s good: what’s been going right, celebrating strengths, and rediscovering love and trust. I believe that every person has a natural impulse to heal and grow, and every couple has a natural impulse to cooperate and connect.

Therapeutic Technique and Methodology

In a session, my basic approach is conversational. Together we may identify patterns that are troublesome for you, look for ways to break the patterns, and practice some skills. We may also explore how past experiences influence your present. I believe that many concerns of the present arise from coping behaviors we developed in the past. Becoming aware of where the coping behaviors came from, and starting to heal the hurt that drives them, liberates us to live more fully in the present.

I like to offer help in ways that are best suited to you. To do this I draw from training in a range of approaches, including Emotionally Focused Couples’ Therapy, Gottman Couples’s Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, Bowenian Family Therapy, Interpersonal Neurobiology, as well as trauma treatment approaches and treatment of internalized oppression.

Education, Certification and Professional Associations

Degrees and Certifications

M.A. Psychology, 2015
Antioch University


Licenses to Practice and Registrations


Alan Barclay
License number: MG60603460

Payment Information and Hours

I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation to first time clients. Email to schedule a call.

Full therapy session appointments are available:

Monday-Tuesday: 10am to 7pm

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