Barbara Grote, Ph.D., Psychologist
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Hello and welcome to my website. My practice is located on Lake Union in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. I know that looking for a therapist can be a confusing and frustrating process.  In sharing some information about my approach, my specialities, and my background, I hope you will get a good idea of whether I might be a good fit for you.

Why people come to therapy 

People come to see me for different reasons. Some of these include:
  • To alleviate symptoms or suffering
  • To get help navigating through a difficult time in life
  • To resolve a short or long-term issue
  • To gain additional insight, self understanding, or acceptance
  • To become more fully the person you are
  • To heal from trauma

My Approach  

Because each person is unique and people come to therapy for so many different reasons, I believe that therapy is most effective when it is customized to the individual.  Despite the uniqueness of the process, I always work on establishing a relationship with you that is confidential, safe, supportive,and non-judgmental.  I listen carefully, ask questions to further our mutual understanding of what you are experiencing, and offer feedback and observations.

Barbara Grote, Ph.D., 927 N. Northlake Way #220, Seattle, WA 98103.            Phone: (206)330-6175           Email:

Who I work with
I work with individual adults, couples, and adolescents 16 and up.  I see people in a wide range of occupations.

Areas of specialty
  • Depression
  • Anxiety, stress, panic attacks
  • Relationship issues
  • Adults who experienced neglect or abuse in childhood
  • Coping with serious or chronic illness
  • Life transitions,including divorce, school to work
  • Grief and loss
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Self Esteem