Couples Therapist Brien Wood

Seattle Therapist Brien Wood Skiing

About Me

I was born in Seattle and I love living here. I like how easy it is to access the mountains and all the different ways to play outside. I especially enjoy skiing, hiking, backpacking, and playing the drum kit with friends.

I find purpose in being of service to people. In an effort to be a competent psychotherapist I continue learning and challenging myself to grow as a person. One way I do this is by co-facilitating in a psychotherapy-training program where I observe other therapists working with clients and get feedback from my peers about my skills as a therapist.

I am dedicated to improving my clinical understanding as well as my understanding of myself. 


Gestalt Associates Training, Los Angeles, CA, & Seattle, WA
Post Graduate Training, 2005 – 2013

Antioch University, Seattle, WA
Masters Degree in Psychology, dual track in Couple & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, 2005

The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
Bachelor of Arts with emphasis on Cultural Anthropology and Spanish Language, 2000

Trainings and Workshops:

  1. Clinical Supervision: Becoming an Approved Supervisor (Antioch University)
  2. Certified Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator Training Program (Gottman Institute)
  3. Emotion Focused Therapy: Love as an Attachment Bond (ICEEFT)
  4. Level One training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Gottman Institute)
  5. Emotion Focused Therapy Externship (ICEEFT)
  6. The Heart of the Matter: A Clinicians Guide to Attachment Theory (ICEEFT)
  7. Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Immersion Course


Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor # LH 60071756

Washington State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist # LF 60354195


Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles, Faculty
Seattle, WA & Santa Monica, CA 2013 - Present

Private Practice Clinical Supervisor to Licensure Associates
Seattle, WA, 2012 - Present

Certified Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator
Seattle, WA, 2010 - Present

Ruth Dykeman Youth & Family Services Family Services Therapist
Burien, WA, 2005 - 2006

Ruth Dykeman Youth & Family Services Family Services Therapist Intern
Burien, WA, 2004 - 2005