James Paul Nole

James Paul Nole

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate, LMHCA Master of Arts, MA
Washington Accepting Online
Little Saigon Accepting In-person
Updated November 17, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Artists' mental health
  • Depression
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Existential crisis & challenges

Professional statement

James Nole's work focuses not only on one, but how the mind, body, and heart connect and work in harmony. Through mindfulness and psychodynamic work, James believes that one can shift into a friendly, kind, and accepting stance towards one’s own body and mind. Combined with a gestalt, psychoanalytic, and existential orientation, James believes in looking at the big picture, as well as the smaller pieces for each client. Though he specializes in working with disability, chronic conditions, depression, and anxiety—no issue is unwelcomed or off-limits. James believes in working with everyone and developing a therapy catered to each client based on their needs and circumstances.

James works with both individuals and couples—and of all ages and walks of life. He was trained in the existential, phenomenological, and humanistic traditions of psychotherapy. And as such, he believes in putting the client first and moving with you in accordance with your ever-changing and dynamic self. James believes in a therapy that is both creative, and a therapy that possesses fidelity.

James's philosophy is that therapy is a commitment—one that he believes can help one in committing once again or once more to living a fulfilling life. The core of James' approach is existential and relational psychodynamics and stems from his personal experience in learning to live with a disability. His therapeutic approach embraces both the dark and light aspects of life, while also letting go of that which we cannot control.

Message to clients

Each of us bears a unique stamp of existence, one that makes us stand out against the backdrop of the turning world. Along with this unique stamp of existence, comes a unique form of suffering. Suffering, pain, wounds, grief, loss — all-natural and inevitable aspects of life. Rare is it, that we are given the opportunity to express and sublimate these wounds and losses in a healthy and positive way. Nor is it commonplace for us to find a nurturing and safe environment in which we can find validation, exploration, and affirmation.

As a visually impaired individual, living with progressive blindness—I understand on a deeply human level, just how difficult it can be to move through and forward, in the face of heavy loss and suffering. I also understand, just how important it is to feel accepted, to be able to explore both the dark and the light of the human experience, and the cruciality of affirmation.

We cannot shed our traumas, in the same way that we cannot shed who we truly are. I believe in moving through loss and moving forward with trauma. Trauma does not mean the end of our lives, or the end of you. Trauma can be the chrysalis for growth, change, and reaching a higher potential, never seen. Suffering never ceases to be, it merely ceases to be suffering.

And while we often feel alone in dealing with these struggles — you don't have to go it alone. I invite you to reach out to me, as there is always hope.


Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


James Nole is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $140 (50min)
  • Initial session: $160 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $160 (50min)
  • Group sessions: $60 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $160 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

Full rate is $140.00 per session, and $160.00 for the intake. A discount may be provided depending on financial and economic situation.


Online Sessions (Washington)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Little Saigon practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11:00 AM-9:00 PM
  • Tue 11:00 AM-9:00 PM
  • Wed 11:00AM-9:00 PM
  • Thu 11:00 AM-9:00 PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Crisis Connections King County Crisis and Suicide Hotline, Supervisor, 2017 - 2020

Seattle University, Master of Arts in Psychology, 2020


Washington: LMHCA