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Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
-Children, Adolescents & Adults
-Loss & Grief
-Anxiety & Depression
-Attachment/Family of Origin
*Fluent in Cambodian
Sawerng does not accept insurance. Her fees are on a sliding scale.
50-minute session for individuals: $35-$100
50-minute session for families and relationships: $35-$100;
80-minute session for families and relationships: $50-$150.
Sawerng Noeum, Clinical Intern
Dealing with hardship is challenging, especially when we feel like we have to face it alone. Our feelings of isolation keep us stuck- but what we do not realize is that those feelings are often rooted in shame and guilt. I believe healing can truly happen in counseling when the therapeutic relationship builds upon trust, support, and care.
Our challenges do not define us but we can learn things about ourselves when we face those challenges and move through them. We can learn how to be more our authentic self- to speak and act from that self with less fear. We discover who we are through a supported journey of personal growth.
I am a bilingual and a first-generation citizen therapist and am fluent in English and proficient in Khmer (Cambodian).
My therapeutic approach varies for each client, family, and couple. My work with clients often includes art therapy, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy (SFBT), Gottman method couples therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT) and is trauma informed and client-centered.
I customize these my work to best serve an individual's treatment and goals while recognizing your challenges, identities, cultures, relationships, and the systems of which you are a part. In addition, I practice from a non-judgment stance and promote transparency of the authentic self.
As an art therapist, I welcome creativity and artmaking to process thoughts and emotions. I may introduce a low-stakes art directive when words feel too challenging to use to describe an experience. I also encourage artmaking as for relaxation and as a coping skill. I find that art provides the freedom to express parts of oneself that would otherwise stay hidden.
Professional training & memberships...
I am a master's level student in the Couple and Family Therapy and Art Therapy programs at Antioch University Seattle. Most of my coursework at AUS involves relational and systematic theories, including Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
I have worked with clients who have experienced domestic violence/intimate partner violence and sexual abuse; clients who have a refugee/immigrant/asylee, experience and LGBTQIA+ clients. I have also worked with folks struggling with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, dementia/Alzheimer's, and post-traumatic stress.
Lastly, I am a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).