Jim Dunn is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA who enjoys working with a wide range of clients, including children, teens, college students, adults, families, and parents. He helps children and their families learn how to overcome challenges and better manage their symptoms. He also works with teens as they prepare for adulthood and deal with the challenges that come with getting older. He has experience in a number of different areas, including anxiety, depression, existential crisis, parenting, and trauma.
Jim takes a trauma-informed approach and is also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). His sessions are client-led, and he does not push his clients to discuss something before they are ready. Jim also incorporates mindfulness practices when appropriate. When working with children, Jim focuses on attachment and teaches both his client and their parents how to develop healthier coping strategies. He takes an individualized approach that takes into account a child’s support system and home life. Many of his young clients are having trouble either at home or at school (or both).
Jim offers a safe, nonjudgmental space where clients feel comfortable sharing their deepest thoughts. Before starting his private practice, Jim worked at a community mental health clinic for five years where he worked with a variety of clients.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Mindfulness - Bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Existential crisis - 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
Jim can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Private Practice, 2018 - Present
Comprehensive Healthcare, 2015 - 2018
Carlbrook School, 2012 - 2015
SW Behavioral Health, 2010 - 2012
Porter Co Family Counseling, 2010
Midwest Center Youth & Families, 2009 - 2010
Valparaiso University, MA CHMC, 2010
CSU Chico, BA, 2006