Janet Brodsky, LICSW (360) 951-0951
I have been fortunate enough to love the work I do, and do the work I love for over 35 years. I received
formal training at the University of Washington, where I completed my Master’s Degree in Social Work
in 1986. In addition, I have completed over 800 hours of continuing education in trauma assessment
and treatment, best practice general psychotherapy, multicultural approaches to healing, collaborative
divorce and therapy with adolescents. My practice is a fluid mix of general psychotherapy, helping clients
reckon with and integrate trauma and loss, cognitive-behavioral approaches to traumatic stress and
depression, consciousness about integrating indigenous approaches, and helping clients make body/mind connections.
In addition, I provide consultation to other therapists and agencies, particularly in trauma-specific therapy and how to remain resilient in the field over time.
I spent much of my early career working in a variety of counseling agencies, including 12 years with Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress, where I refined my clinical judgment, coordinated the Traumatic Stress program, and built lasting relationships with communities around Washington State. In 2003, I opened my first business, Seattle Trauma Associates, and from 2005-10 was Faculty Coordinator and Lead Instructor for the UW Certificate in Psychological Trauma. I was surprised and elated to receive an award for Teaching Excellence from UW Educational Outreach in 2007. After relocating to Olympia, Washington in 2008, my new practice was born....South Bay Counseling.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the State of Washington, and a member
of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) and the National Association of Social
If you'd like more information, please feel free to contact me:
South Bay Counseling: Janet Brodsky, LICSW ph: (360) 951-0951 e: email@example.com fax: (206) 319-0179
web: www.southbay-counseling.com ofc: 2120 State Avenue NE, Suite 220, Olympia Washington 98506