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emfmbartja

Last Name: 
Wachtel
First Name: 
B. Bartja
Degrees: 
MSW, BA Psychology
Second Office: 

MINDFUL THERAPY GROUP

320 NE 97TH STE A

SEATTLE WA 98115

Primary Office: 

ENGAGING MINDFULNESS | FORGING MEANING, LLC

4111 STONE WAY N

SEATTLE WA 98103

Contact: 

emfmbartja@gmail.com

EMFM Seminars & MSC Workshops: 206 250 9166

www.emfm.net

Mindful Therapy Group Private Therapy Scheduling: 206 453 5707

www.mindfultherapygroup.com

Other Info: 

Clinical Training:

  • Years in Practice: 15
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker: LW00008447 WA
  • Child Mental Health Specialist Certification
  • Mental Health Professional Certification
  • Mindful Self-Compassion Trained Teacher (Certificat

Therapeutic Approaches:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Ecological Systems
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Positive Psychology (Strengths Based)
  • Self-Compassion 

Personal Description:

Bartja has engaged meditation practices since 1998, including formal sitting, informal daily, yoga and walking meditation practices. His core values are rooted in gratitude, loving-kind connectedness, compassion, generosity, perspective taking, authenticity, and appreciation of beauty in nature.

Mindfulness Experience/Training

  • Mindfulness Based Interventions & Teaching since 1998
  • Mindfulness Based Support Groups (ALS, Parkinson's, MS)
  • MSC Trained Teacher through Center for MSC at UCSD
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course
  • 12th Annual International Mindfulness Research Conference
City: 
Seattle
State: 
WA
Areas of Specialty: 

Specialties:

  • Neurological Conditions
    • Alzheimer's Disease/Dementias (Early On-Set)
    • ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Lou Ghehrig's)
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Parkinson's Disease
  • Terminal Illness/End of Life
  • Caregiver Fatigue
  • Maternal Mental Health

Age:

  • Adolescents (13-19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Core Identity Populations:

  • Bi-Sexual Identity
  • Gay Identity
  • Lesbian Identity
  • Men's Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Parenting
  • Racial Identity
  • Women's Issues
  • Veterans

General Issues:

  • Adoption/Foster Care
  • Anger Managment
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Caregiver Burnout/Fatigue
  • Chronic Conditions
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Depression
  • Disabilities
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief/Loss
  • Marital/Premarital
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep/Insomnia
  • Somatization Syndrome/Conversion Disorder
  • Spirituality/Religious Issues
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Insurance Accepted: 

Most insurances accepted, including:

  • Aetna
  • Bridgespan Health
  • Cascade EAP
  • CIGNA Behavioral Health
  • ComPsych EAP
  • CVCP-Department of Labor and Industries
  • EIP- Client Services
  • First Choice EAP
  • First Choice Health Network
  • Great West Healthcare (formerly General American)
  • Group Health Cooperative (WA)
  • HMA - Health Management Administrators
  • Horizon EAP
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Lifewise Of Oregon
  • Lifewise of Washington
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Magellan EAP
  • Medicare Washington
  • MHN
  • OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions
  • PREMERA BLUE CROSS
  • Regence Blue Shield FEP
  • Regence BSWA
  • Sound Health & Wellness Trust
  • Starmark
  • TRICARE Washington State (WEST-WPS)
  • United Behavioral Health UBH
  • Value Options
  • Wellspring EAP