Sean Lanegan

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About Me

Hello, my name is Sean Lanegan and I am really happy that you are taking the time to look over my profile. I know that it can be hard to find the right therapist when there are so many too choose from so I want to share with you a little about who I am, my clinical background and my experience so that you can make a honest and informed decision about me as an individual and as a therapist to see if I might be a good fit for you and your challenges in life.

I am married and have four children, three step-children and 7 grandchildren (with two more on the way). My journey to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker started shortly after I retired from the U.S, Army in 2012 after serving our country for over 23 years of Active Duty Service as an Enlisted Soldier. During my long career in the U.S. Army I deployed three different times and have served and lived all around the world and all over the United States of America. I was an Infantryman for the first six years of my career and then transitioned to a Career Counselor for the next 17 years where I helped Soldiers continue their military service and/or helped them transition out of Active Duty Service back in the the civilian population. Soon after I retired I began working with homeless Veterans at a non-profit agency, which, led me to my journey to become a Social Worker and to find my passion of helping people become the best version of themselves, despite having circumstances and experiences that have hurt them. I studied my Masters of Social Work at the University of Washington/Tacoma and I graduated in 2016. From there I began my career as a MSW at a State Psychiatric Hospital where I worked with the severely mentally ill adult population providing Social Work case management services and clinical psychotherapy to the following populations: civilly committed mentally ill adults , geriatric and demented adults and finally to the forensic population with the criminally insane male adult population. It was during this time at the State Psychiatric Hospital that I earned my clinical independent license and decided that I wanted to transition back to working with the Veteran population and found myself now working at a VA Hospital in its Behavioral Health Clinic.

My areas of practice include therapy for the following mental health diagnoses: Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders (Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder), Bipolar and Related Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders and Trauma-Related Disorders (PTSD). I also can provide therapy to individuals who are experiencing grief/bereavement, infidelity, insomnia, relationship conflict, and vocational problems.

I use a variety of treatment modalities in my practice that include elements of: Support Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Individual Placement and Support (IPS), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), Cognitive Beh avioral Therapy - Chronic Pain, Mindfulness Therapy.

If my profile seems to fit who you are looking for to provide you with emotional and clinical support then I look forward to meeting you and helping you overcome any barriers to living the best version of yourself. You deserve to be happy and to live a life that is full of love, support and happiness. See you soon!!


  • Trauma and abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Antisocial Personality , Blended Family Issues , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #105083 (Expires: 2023-11-30)


Written by M.A. on Oct 15, 2021 after therapy with Sean for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Sean is absolutely amazing and more than I expected. He is not the therapist that I was originally matched with, but I’m so glad I took the plunge to find someone better suited because it’s really helping me much more. He is professional, knowledgeable and has his own experiences that he uses to help me. I highly recommended, especially for those seeking trauma therapy.

Written by B.R. on Oct 14, 2021 after therapy with Sean for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

As my first counseling experience, I assure you this was the best decision I’ve made in a long time. Sean is very knowledgeable, a great listener and challenges you to dig deep when needed. I was extremely anxious the first time but Sean made things comfortable and has allowed me to make some very good progress. He’s a realist and someone who I could relate to. Any military, first responders, law enforcement should choose Sean for your counselor.

Written by B.E. on Aug 28, 2021 after therapy with Sean for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

He is a great Listener

Written by C.A. on Jul 27, 2021 after therapy with Sean for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Sean has really helped me. In more ways than maybe he knows, he has made me feel comfortable and safe to where I know I can tell him anything. It’s only been a few weeks, but there is change I haven’t been able to accomplish for years on my own that I am doing with him, I feel supported, I don’t feel alone l, and he knows how to sympathize. I appreciate everything he’s done for me so far and I know together we can achieve more in the future.