“If your compassion
does not include yourself,
it is incomplete.”
About Dr. Michael Seyffert
Dr. Michael Seyffert is a Washington State licensed psychiatrist. In addition to Psychiatry, Dr. Seyffert is trained in Neurology and Sleep Medicine and has utilized brain imaging in clinical settings and research centers such as NYU and University of Washington. This level of knowledge about the way the brain engages with the world provides his patients with the greatest chance to understand and overcome their challenges.
Dr. Seyffert treats adolescents and adults for a wide range of mental health concerns, including, anxiety disorder, depression, ADHD, bipolar spectrum, autism spectrum, and PTSD.
Psychiatrists are increasingly being asked to diagnose complex mood, eating and substance dependence disorders. Dr. Seyffert has significant strengths in the diagnosis and treatment of complex and overlapping neurodevelopmental disorders. This includes autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD).
In addition, he has a wealth of experience in treating sleep disorders to include sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, and traumatic nightmares. Finally, he manages and treats overlapping anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
He does not address eating disorders, primary substance dependence and severe psychosis which may require intensive outpatient or partial hospitalization programs.
ADHD - Anxiety Disorders - PTSD - Bipolar Disorders - Depression - Sleep Disorders
Holistic, Compassionate Care
for adolescents and families who are considering medication as a part of their mental health treatment
Partners In A Team — Better Together
Your brain is involved in everything you do. Therefore, the best outcomes require us to optimize all the areas of your life that we can. Sleep, interpersonal relationships, nutrition, physical exercise, each of these can support or detract from feeling your best. Having a holistic approach enables us to make the greatest and most long-lasting strides in your mental health.
My own journey has shaped my perspective on the role of psychiatry. I have seen the value that compassion towards others as well as ourselves can have on healing. I have experienced the power of mindfulness to recalibrate an anxious brain. And I’ve witnessed what an expertly trained therapist can achieve with evidence-based treatments such as DBT and CBT.
Just as a multi-pronged approach to treatment is always better, finding support from a network of friends, family and health professionals can create a restorative environment.
"The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world."