purveyor of hope

“...whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh & exciting - over & over announcing your place in the family of things.”

Mary Oliver, Wild Geese

Sometimes clients seek counseling with a specific goal in mind.
More often they are struggling to name an underlying worry. 

Most people are grappling with many types of human challenges at the same time.
Here are some common issues we address.


Career development

Changes in relationship or dealing with discord

Adapting after a move

Contemplating change in substance use

Grieving over a deep loss

Feeling lost, overwhelmed or confused

Saying yes when you really mean no

Feeling stuck, trapped, or lost

Work/Life balance

Identity development


General anxiety

“You can be still and still moving.
Content even in your discontent.”

Ram Dass

These life challenges can be terrifying, exciting or more often a little bit of both.  
My approach in any of these cases depends on a foundation of trust and mutual respect.  In the context of trust, sometimes I look to help clients make connections between early experiences and what's going on in their present life.

If you want to experience the world differently,
I can help with how to go about doing that.

Our Services

A free, initial 15-minute phone consultation is encouraged and offered free of charge.  (206) 445-2649

50-minute therapy sessions are $150 per session.  Payment with cash, check, or credit card is due at the time of service.

Please note that fee for service counseling guarantees you the client strict confidentiality and allows me to serve you without carrying a diagnosis.  I am happy to provide receipts for you to submit to your insurance company.  

Most of my clients are easily reimbursed through their insurance since I am a fully licensed out of network provider.  

Please let me know if you have questions about this process.

Contact Details

  • 9036 35th Avenue SW Suite B Seattle WA 98126

  • emily@emilywoodcounseling.com