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. 



Post-graduate Training:

  • Certificate Course in Emotionally Focused Therapy with Sue Jonhson: Attachment-Based Interventions for Couples in Crisis 
  • Certified Gestalt Therapist (Gestalt Associates Los Angeles) 
  • AEDP Immersion Course (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy)
  • Treating Affairs and Trauma (Gottman Institute)
  • Clinical Supervision: Becoming an Approved Supervisor (Antioch University)
  • Certified Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator (Gottman Institute)
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy: Love as an Attachment Bond (ICEEFT)
  • Level One & Two training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Gottman Institute)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship (ICEEFT)
  • Core Skills Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
  • The Heart of the Matter: A Clinicians Guide to Attachment Theory (ICEEFT)
  • Mindfulness and meditation with Pema Chodron
  • Professional Experience
  • Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles, Faculty
  • Private Practice Psychotherapist, since 2005
  • Private Practice Clinical Supervisor to Licensure Associates 
  • Certified Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator
  • Ruth Dykeman Youth & Family Services Family Services Therapist


Professional License:

Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor # LH 60071756

Washington State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist # LF 60354195



Gestalt Associates Training, Los Angeles, 2005 - present

Antioch University Seattle, MA in Applied Psychology, 2005

The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA BA in Anthropology, 2000