peterSeattle Counselor Peter Hannah, MA LMHC

Looking for counseling in Seattle? I’m an experienced therapist who has been working with individuals and couples since 2003 at my Lake Union office. I use mainstream counseling techniques combined with coaching skills & tools to help you change your life.

People often come to me to find relief in the problem areas of your life, whether it’s anxiety, depression, troubled relationships, or just feeling stuck and wanting a change. I like to work in parallel both on the issue at hand, along with the vision of what you want to replace it – peace of mind, feeling back to normal, a better marriage, or a new career.

I’m known in Seattle for my work with Nice Guys and People Pleasers. It’s my specialty, and frankly, something I know personally.

There are two other groups I also tend to work with a lot – people in high-tech and corporate jobs (I had a long tech career before becoming a therapist, and find that knowledge makes talking about work like much easier) and people who are new to Seattle (transplants experiencing The Seattle Freeze).

I’ve tried to include enough information to help you see if I am good fit for you. It can be very frustrating (and a waste of time and money) to start working with a therapist only to find they aren’t the right one for you. I’ve included as much as I can – written by me – and some videos, too, so you can get a sense for what I’d be like to work with.

If you’re ready to move forward, feel free to email me at or call me at 206-799-6566. I’m happy to answer any questions you might have. You can also book your own appointment now, with my online scheduling system.

Individual Counseling in Seattle

Individual Counseling

Are you suffering from anxiety or depression? Do you want to work on your issues in relationships? Individual counseling offers a place to look at your life, confront your fears, feel your own pain, and start planning for a different future that has more of the things you want…Learn More

Couples Therapy & Marriage Counseling Seattle

 Couples Therapy

Dealing with conflict, communication problems or intimacy issues in your relationship? I have been working with couples since 2003 to improve their relationships. I can help assess where you might be going wrong, and teach you the tools, skills & habits of happier couples…Learn More

Nice Guy & People Pleaser Counseling Seattle

Nice Guy Specialty

I help Nice Guys lead more authentic lives. It’s my deepest specialty as a therapist, because it’s something I’ve lived myself. I know how hard it can be to always be wanting to please others, never show your own needs or emotions, and not ask for what you want. There’s more to life than that!…Learn More

The Latest Entries From My Blog

The Seattle Freeze is Still Alive…..

According to The Stranger’s “I, Anonymous” column of last week, the Seattle Freeze is alive and well.

This time, the writer is a woman who has been in Seattle for 3 years!

So, while some may think […]

Separating? Here’s the 3 Possible Outcomes…

Yesterday I wrote a blog post about The 3 Things You Must Agree Upon Before Separating.

Today I want to go over the 3 Possible Outcomes of a Marital Separation. While there are other outliers, this […]

Separating? 3 Things You Must Agree On First…

I’ve worked with many people who are part of a separation in their marriage. Some are the ones pushing for it, others have it thrust upon them by an unhappy spouse.

They may call it “taking […]

Tinder, True Intimacy, and Dating Generation Gaps

If you haven’t seen it yet, the Vanity Fair article on Tinder – entitled “Tinder And The Dawn of the Dating Apocalypse”, I highly recommend it.

As someone who has been married for 11 years now, […]