"One of the deepest longings of the human soul is to be seen." -John O'Donohue

Welcome. You have already begun embarking on a tremendous journey


I suspect that things are not what they once were, that it feels as though something has gone wrong, or perhaps things have never seemed quite right. Perhaps something in your past seems to creep regularly into your day or relationships, or there is something about yourself that you can’t seem to accept. Perhaps you’re lonely, or your relationships don’t seem to last.

Whatever it is, whatever its intensity in your life, you've already begun putting yourself in front of possibility and the opportunity for a fulfilled, meaningful, and beautiful life.

The process of counseling can be emotionally taxing, yet the changes and openness towards life that you'll experience are priceless. It’s about working with, understanding, and integrating the feelings of anxiousness, depression, loneliness, grief, trauma, and loss, not to get back to who you once were, but to see yourself as someone who is in process and living in alignment or agreement with what you do and who you are. It's about living an authentic life, taking all these hard feelings you experience and using them to catalyze long-term and deep-rooted change. To begin this journey, our task is to explore who you are . . . today . . right now. 

With hardship comes opportunity, and with desire for change there is hope and a place to start.

My goal is for you to become able to navigate even the most troubling and seemingly impossible circumstances in your life; not only that to get through them, but to feel a sense of connection, beauty, and a deeper sense of personal fulfillment in life because of them. Put simply, that you would begin to live an authentic life. This work is relational, meaning, in time we'll seek to understand the subtleties that come up in the room between the two of us, in the moment, as we work with your story. They call it a journey for a reason. It’s difficult at times and may push us to the edge of comfort, but it’s not for nothing. It's the path to living a fulfilled and meaningful life

caleb a. dodson


Existential Therapy in Seattle

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