Michael Duryea (he, him, his)


hello, my name is michael raymond duryea, and i'm a couple and family therapist located in seattle, washington.

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Washington

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

i have experience with couples, families, and individuals on the following matters: first break psychosis, inpatient services, personality disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, domestic violence, relationship to religion and spirituality, navigating sexual orientations and identity (I am LGBTQ-friendly and poly-friendly), and overcoming low self-esteem.

My Background and Approach

the goal of psychotherapy is to help you reach your goals—whatever they may look like. common examples include: improving relationships, reducing depression or anxiety, reducing conflict, feeling motivated, improving life satisfaction, grieving a loss, finding clarity, or discovering parts of the self. in my approach to therapy, rather than attaching myself to one specific school of thought, i utilize an integrative approach that carefully and thoughtfully selects from several useful models: relational psychodynamic theory and attachment theory states that people are affected by their early attachment figures. experiential therapies involve helping individuals and families emote more freely and healthily. humanistic psychology focuses on the good in people and their unique growth potential. systems theory states that individuals are a part of an interconnected whole. cognitive-behavioral therapy is a practical approach to helping in which the therapist helps

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

my therapeutic philosophy is simple: you are not broken, but affected and influenced by the experiences of the present now, and dating back to your earliest days in childhood, resulting in a foundation that has left you feeling shaky or uncertain. throughout your life, the foundation given to you has been challenged by the world, yourself, and surrounding people. with each challenge, you may feel as though you are falling apart, losing hope, as though you do not belong, or even feel unworthy of the love you deserve; however, with faith, patience, and self-perseverance, you can find a way to hold yourself together, to stand tall, firm, and trust that your foundation will hold you—ultimately, you will begin to believe in yourself.

I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Mormonism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 1 year of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150 - 270/session

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