Trevor Slocum


Trevor Slocum


Professions: Psychotherapist, Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMHC - LH60125820
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1904 Third Ave, Suite 229
Seattle, Washington 98101

My Approach to Helping

My psychotherapy practice is dedicated to helping people relieve suffering, improve their relationships, and reach their fullest potential. I practice Relational Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy from an Existential as well as Buddhist perspective. I treat individuals suffering from anxiety and depression. I enjoy working with couples on relationships issues. As an experienced mediator, with training in Non-Violent Communication, I use Emotionally Focused Therapy in my work with couples to help deepen intimacy and navigate through conflict. Currently, I provide psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and groups, in private practice at Ahimsa Counseling Services on Mondays through Fridays.

There is a lesson in Buddhism about the sixth patriarch of the Zen tradition, Huineng. While traveling, he came across two monks arguing as they observed a flag fluttering in the breeze. One monk said, "The flag is moving." The other disagreed and said, "The wind is moving."
Huineng corrected them both by saying, "Neither the wind nor the flag are moving. It is your mind that moves."

To me, the story above points to how the mind shapes not only our experiences, but the world in which we live. There is a great deal we can do individually to calm the mind and find peace, such as meditation, yoga, relaxation techniques and spiritual exercises. As you may have already experienced, there remains aspects of the mind that are difficult to see into without help.

My training has taught me to help people examine and describe the life they have, identifying areas in which they are stuck and reconnect to the life-goals that motivated them. Sometimes this stuckness has to do with certain feelings, sometimes it is about past traumas, often it shows up as repeating patterns in significant relationships, and sometimes it manifests as a malaise in which a direction in life seems impossible to find. Often people have a sense of why they are stuck, but have a hard time bringing all the pieces together in a way that allows new learning to take place. Some things are too painful or terrifying to bear alone. Together, we will seek to find the roots of the stuckness. Once that stuckness is truly experienced and witnessed, it gifts us the information we need to move forward in life. With new experience, our world becomes a larger and more exciting place, more rich in possibilities; a place where we are both more comfortable being with ourselves as well as with others.

More Info About My Practice

My psychotherapy practice helps people open to their experience so they can effectively create joy and meaning in their lives and let go of the life-patterns that limit them. Having spent four years within a Buddhist order, I use my training in mindfulness to help others explore their embodied mind and develop calm confidence. After traveling widely, I trained as a therapist, receiving my MA in Existential Phenomenological Therapeutic Psychology from Seattle University. I am a nationally certified counselor and I'm licensed in Washington as a mental health counselor. From 2007 to 2011, I worked as a psychotherapist in community mental health, treating the chronically mentally ill. I joined Ahimsa Counseling Services in 2008.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Group Therapy
  • Mediation
  • Consultation

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Focusing
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Hakomi
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Object Relations
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology
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