William (John) Gass


William (John) Gass


Professions: Psychotherapist, Counselor, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Social Worker Independent Clinical License - LW60004177
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: $125.00 for a 90 minute session.


203 East 4th Ave
Suite 316
Olympia, Washington 98501

My Approach to Helping

We all have "buttons", or "triggers", something that seems to provoke an immediate reaction. Some of these reactions feel healthy and supportive. Others seem to defy rational thought and create suffering. "They hijack our intentions and desires." "They interfere with our ability to be understood," and damage connections or relationships. I can help you to examine these reactions, to understand them, and look at the need or belief that is behind those "triggers." Together we will help you develop new patterns, ways to listen, and be heard, to have responses that enhance understanding and connection.

More Info About My Practice

I honed my skills working in community and managed care mental health clinics. When I opened my practice I gave myself a "gift" of scheduling my sessions for 90 minutes. I don't want you to feel rushed, and I don't want to feel pressure to "speed things up." I find that elements of Hakomi find their way into almost all of my work. This gentle, non-violent, method of "assisted self-study" helps add depth and connection to our work together.

$110 for 90 minute session.

I do not accept insurance(*)

Payments can be made by cash, check, or credit card.

(*)Some of my clients have received reimbursement for our sessions from their insurance providers. It is up to you to check with your insurance company about possible reimbursement.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I work with Individuals and couples. Often the issues we work with have been addressed in the past, but continue to show up and create difficulties. These repeating problems contribute to many different problems, including depression, anxiety, relationship problems. Problems that I help resolve include:
* Depression
* Anxiety
* Relationship Problems
* Communication Problems
* Adjusting to significant change
* Grief and Loss
* Self-Image

How Psychotherapy Can Help

There are libraries filled with information about the methods and benefits of Psychotherapy.

To me, it simply comes down to being able to reduce the suffering in your life.

By helping you understand yourself better, learning self-compassion, and strengthening empathy and communication skills, you will be able to have stronger connections... more meaningful relationships... with yourself, and others.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Panic
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Hakomi
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
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