About Me

Daphna Steier is a clinical psychologist with over 27 years of experience. She works with young adults, adults, individuals, and couples as a teacher, supervisor and consultant. She provides psychodynamic psychotherapy to support patients in gaining a deeper understanding of the behaviors, thoughts, and emotions that interfere with their lives and happiness.

Assessment and Therapy Experience

Daphna Steier has been a licensed psychologist since 1994. 

  • Private practice in Seattle since 1994.
  • Counselor at University of Washington Counseling Center, 2000.
  • Assistant, Associate, and Training Director of the Seattle University Counseling Center, 1992–2000. 
  • Therapy Volunteer, Macedonia,  1999.  I worked with refugees from Kosovo with post-traumatic stress.
  • Counselor at California State University at Sacramento, 1991–1992.


  • Psychology Intern (American Psychological Association–accredited program), University of California at Davis, Counseling Center, 1990–1991
  • Therapy Practicum, University of Illinois at Chicago, Counseling Center, 1989–1990.
  • Diagnostic Practicum, Columbus Hospital, Department of Neuroscience and Cook County Hospital, Fantus Clinic Department of Outpatient Neurology, 1988–1989
  • Assistant Psychometrist, 1988


  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology with a Specialization in Health Psychology, Illinois School of Professional Psychology (American Psychological Association–accredited program), (now the Argosy School of Professional Psychology, 1992)
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1986

Professional Licensing

Licensed Psychologist in the State of Washington (License #1820).

Professional Affiliations

  • Women's Therapy Referral Services
  • National Eating Disorders Association
  • Center for Object Relations
  • Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study