Jim  Dunn

Jim Dunn

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in Northgate practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in Madison Valley practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma
  • Parenting
  • Existential crisis

Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

Finding a therapist that won't judge you, won't be critical, and will be with you for every step of your recovery is important. For an hour a week you can just be yourself and we can work on the aspects of your growth you want to.


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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • First Choice Health
  • Kaiser Permanente PPO
  • Premera Blue Cross

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $125 (50min)
  • Initial session: $125 (50min)

Therapist's note

Jim can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Northgate practice

11065 5th Avenue Northeast

Seattle, WA 98125


  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Madison Valley practice

2711 East Madison Street

Rm 208

Seattle, WA 98112


  • Mon Please inquire for hours
  • Tue Please inquire for hours
  • Wed Please inquire for hours
  • Thu Please inquire for hours
  • Fri Please inquire for hours
  • Sat Please inquire for hours
  • Sun Please inquire for hours

Work and Education

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