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Counseling services

Dean M. Lierle, LICSW

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Available Services

Dean offers counseling for both individuals and couples based on the following modalities.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

The goal of CBT is to help you correct patterns that are causing distress or impeding on your ability to function well in your everyday life. If you struggle with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, social nervousness, or obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), CBT may be a good fit.

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

With ACT, you can learn how to accept the challenges that come with life. Dean may use ACT if you have anxiety, depression, or OCD as it can show you how to embrace your thoughts and feelings rather than fight them.

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

EFT can help you and your partner build empathy and become more aware of each other’s emotions. If you’re having a difficult time bonding with your significant other and are facing feelings of anger or betrayal, it can be quite helpful.

Gottman Therapy

Through Gottman Therapy, you and your partner can achieve a deeper sense of understanding, empathy, and awareness. Sharing fondness and admiration, managing conflict, and making life dreams come true are all important components of this modality.

Why Choose Dean M. Lierle?

Personalized Care

Dean believes that each individual and couple is unique and therefore deserves a therapeutic experience that reflects exactly who they are and where they want to go. You can expect him to design an individualized plan to meet your needs, strengths, and circumstances.

Specialization in All Types of Mental and Emotional Issues
Over the years, Dean has helped many clients navigate a broad range of life issues. He specializes in anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, self-esteem, relationship issues, career challenges, and more.

Breadth of Therapeutic Modalities
Dean applies a number of modalities to client sessions to help them meet (or even exceed) their goals. Depending on your needs, he may use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). If you opt for couples counseling, he may opt for Gottman Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).

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Frequently asked questions

Through regular psychotherapy sessions with Dean, you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors with a trained professional who offers the unbiased, emotional support you need to thrive.

Psychotherapy is a strategy you can use to increase your life satisfaction and improve your feelings of self-esteem and self-worth, which often affect your everyday life and relationships with others.

Dean helps adults facing emotional challenges that stem from stressful circumstances as well as those coping with mental health issues like depression and anxiety. In addition, he supports men and women experiencing grief, relationship struggles, and vocational issues.

Dean graduated from the University of Washington in 2001 and has worked as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LISW) and psychotherapist since 2008. He has over 15 years experience working with individual adults and couples.


Dean M. Lierle is pleased to offer confidential, professional psychotherapy services in a relaxed environment. If you live or work near Pioneer Square, you can trust him to provide you with the individualized guidance you need to overcome obstacles and live a healthy, happy life.

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Bainbridge Island

Dean M. Lierle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) who offers quality psychotherapy services in Bainbridge Island. He works with individuals and couples who would like to take control of their lives and resolve the issues that may be keeping them from health and happiness.

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