Welcome! 

I currently have evening and Saturday appointment times available.

Thanks for visiting my website. I know it can be a challenge to find a counselor you’re comfortable with, someone you can trust and talk with openly. In my years of counseling practice, it has been my privilege to collaborate with clients to establish a relationship of mutual trust and respect. This is the foundation of everything I do. My work is in partnership with the people I see. If you decide to consult with me, we will work together to define the goals and outcomes that will, to the very best of our combined abilities, resolve whatever concerns you have. And since you’re visiting this website, probably you do have concerns about something in your life.

 
Your first session is free.
This is a time when, without any obligation, we can meet, become acquainted, and decide if we want to work together. I will ask you lots of questions about why you’ve come, and I’ll be prepared to answer any questions you may have about the methods I work with. If we decide we won’t work together, I’ll offer you referrals to professionals I know and trust. If we decide we will work together, at that point we can discuss the fees and a schedule.

 

The length of therapeutic counseling can vary, but I find that most issues can be resolved with a fairly brief and focused process. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and work only with tested, research-proven methods.

 

My areas of focus are issues involving relationships, especially couples, and times of transition, along with the depression, and grief that can be sparked by these. By “transition,” I am talking about concerns around aging and also around moving into any new stage of life—from student to working adult, from single to partnered, from partnered to single, from one geographic location or one career to another.  This can also include significant losses such as loss of a loved one, financial or material loss, even moving location.  I am a practitioner of Gotttman Method Couples Therapy.  I have found this process to be the most effective and accessible method of working with couples that I have worked with in my career.

 

If you are looking for a life or career coach, I offer coaching to individuals, couples, and groups. I work independently and with Bright Livelihoods, a life coaching program that has proven especially helpful for those searching for new direction. To learn more about their programs and take a free assessment, visit www.BrightLivelihoods.com.



 

 

 
December 12, 2018

Jim generously shares his humor and wisdom with compassion and respect. He creates a nurturing environment that encourages honesty, healing, and learning. Jim has supported me to accept my whole self, to connect with the good person I know myself to be, and to commit to choosing the life I want to live.

Mother and part-time student, Seattle

 

It’s has been great to work with Jim. He has a knack for cutting through noise and clutter to get to the heart of a matter—and then addressing whatever it is directly but with compassion. With those parts of myself I don’t like to look at, he’s been great at helping me see them and understand why they’re there. I’m making better choices now and becoming more fully the person I truly am.

—Urban planner, Seattle

 

 

Ever since moving to a new city, I'd been wanting to find a therapist, but my work schedule was so hectic that I never had the time to either make an appointment or get to one. When Jim was recommended to me as someone who could offer counseling over the phone, I finally had an option I could work with! We clicked immediately. I was surprised to find that I felt even more comfortable opening up over the phone than I normally do face-to-face. From the very start, Jim was engaged, thoughtful, and caring, and I was able to spill my thoughts to him!

 

 

—Documentary Filmmaker, New York City

 

 

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