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Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes, even the strongest among us need help working through life’s challenges. Whatever you are struggling with, know that there is hope for healing and a better, more joyful, and spacious tomorrow.

Our mental and emotional well-being is as important as our physical health and condition. For example, if we break an arm, we naturally seek medical attention. Unfortunately, many people struggle with mental and emotional suffering and do not reach out for help. Because physical and mental health are so closely connected, it is crucial that we find the help we need for both.

“Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience.”

-Jon Kabat-Zinn

About David

David Cole has been a counselor in private practice since 1999. He is also a certified Hakomi therapist, senior Hakomi trainer, and founding member of the Seattle and international Hakomi Education Networks. He teaches at both Hakomi Level 2 and Level 3 trainings in the Seattle area and works with individuals both in person and online. He lives with his wife, Carol Ladas-Gaskin, also a counselor and senior trainer, in Shoreline, Washington.

David was certified by Ron Kurtz, founder of the Hakomi Institute and the Hakomi Education Network. He also trained for two years with Richard C. Schwartz, author, and creator of Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS).

His most recent book is Hakomi with Internal Family Systems and Focusing: A Deeper Look at Mindfulness-Centered Therapies by J. David Cole and Carol Ladas-Gaskin.  He is also a Research Affiliate at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington and specialized in Papua New Guinea archaeology.

Hakomi with Internal Family Systems and Focusing: A Deeper Look at Mindfulness-Centered Therapies

By J. David Cole and Carol Ladas-Gaskin

In Hakomi with Internal Family Systems and Focusing: A Deeper Look at Mindfulness-Centered Therapies, Hakomi certified therapists J. David Cole and Carol Ladas-Gaskin bring together three revolutionary approaches to body-mind healing and personal growth therapy. Hakomi’s mindful, body-centered approach to deep work and its emphasis on compassion, emotional attunement, and presence offers an open foundation that can be seamlessly extended and blended with enhancements from Internal Family Systems and Focusing.

My Approach

I specialize in Hakomi Therapy and Internal Family Systems (IFS). I blend these with Focusing, polyvagal mapping for trauma and cognitive behavioral practices for working with anxiety and depression. My work is body-centered, client-led, and based on mindful awareness of inner experience including thoughts, feelings, body sensations, and imagery. These methods are particularly suited for working with mild and severe trauma, stress, mood and emotional regulation, motivation, and personal growth. My style is client-led and collaborative. It is designed and intended to move you toward a place of hope, joy, and wellbeing so you can live the fulfilling life you deserve.

Rates and Appointments

The rate for individual counseling is $125.00 for full 60-minute sessions and $195.00 for 90-minute sessions. Most clients schedule for visits at one- or two-week intervals. I do not provide counseling sessions for partners or married couples. I recommend that you visit the Therapists page at Seattle Hakomi and explore our list of highly trained therapists to find a good fit.

Payment is due at the end of each session. I accept PayPal, Venmo, credit/debit cards, and personal checks. I do not bill insurance companies directly, but I can provide a detailed report that clients can submit to their insurer for out-of-network reimbursement.

Please contact me at least 48 hours in advance if you cannot make your scheduled appointment. If you cancel with less than 48-hour notice, you may be billed for the cost of the scheduled session (except, of course, in emergencies).

Services Offered

• Hakomi body-centered, experiential therapy
• Internal Family Systems Therapy
• Focusing
• Polyvagal mapping
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
• Initial Complimentary Consultation

Specialties & Issues

• Trauma, PTSD & complex trauma
• Grief, loss & bereavement
• Life transitions
• Relational issues: discord, intimacy, communication skills

Are You Ready?

I offer a free 15-minute phone call to see if we are a good fit
and to talk about how we might work together.

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(206) 963-2905

Seattle, WA  98177

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