Sandy Swan, M.Ed.,

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Sandy Swan, M.Ed.

Sandy Swan has been serving children and families in the Puget Sound region for the past 25 years.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1983 and her Masters degree in Educational Psychology in 1989 both at the University of Washington.

While working as a classroom teacher, school psychologist, and school counselor, she opened her private practice in 1989. She has many hours of post graduate education and experience in the area of foster care and attachment in adoption.  She has helped families deal with life stresses, anxiety management, ADHD, Autism, learning disabilities, and social skills training.   She and her husband are experienced therapeutic parents, fostering and adopting children into their family.


Sandy Swan, M. Ed. is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and follows the ethical and practice guidelines of Washington State law. She is a member of American Mental Health Counselors Association and the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association. Furthermore, Sandy Swan is a Member of ARIS - Adoption Referral Information Services.


  • Short attention span
  • Does not seem to be listening well
  • Poor organizational skills
  • Forgetfulness
  • High energy, restlessness, difficulty sitting still
  • Impulsivity, disruptive
  • Poor social skills
  • Excessive worry or fear that exceeds the normal level for developmental stage
  • Restlessness, tiredness, shakiness, or muscle tension
    Rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, dizziness, dry mouth, nausea
  • Specific fear that interferes with daily life
  • Nightmares
  • Family in transition-moving location, schools, families
  • Children leaving home or in educational transition
  • Children lacking in motivation
  • Loss of job
  • Medical concerns of family member
  • Sexual acting out family member
  • Peer/Sibling conflict