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Ben Olson


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As humans, we instinctively want to thrive, but sometimes we find ourselves feeling stuck in life. This feeling can come from a variety of places: recent losses, grief, trauma, anxiety, feelings of loneliness, difficulty connecting with others, unhealthy relationships, or unhelpful and self-limiting beliefs...

Everyone deserves to have a trusted support or guide along life’s journey­­––counseling can be a place to find just this. Counseling can be like a cool drink of water in a desert oasis, helping you rejuvenate and find rest for your soul, while you’re working towards where you want to be.

Life can be full of hardships and obstacles. Sometimes we find ourselves feeling confused or overwhelmed, wondering, "How in the world am I going to get through this?!" Maybe you've experienced relationship problems with a spouse, child, or loved one. Whatever the specifics, it can be helpful to have a safe and supportive space, where you feel heard and understood, somewhere you can gain new knowledge, skills, and perspective to navigate life’s challenges.

After serving in the military and returning home from war, I became interested in counseling as a way of healing spiritual/emotional wounds and relationships. Over the past decade, I have worked with youth in public school settings, with low-income families, and with military veterans who suffer from PTSD. I am clinically trained in dream analysis, mindfulness-based stress reduction, DBT, EMDR, and couples therapy through the Gottman Institute of Seattle, WA.

Making changes to our lives can be difficult, but I believe truth about ourselves and our relationships can set us free to live bolder and more satisfying lives. I look forward to working with you and commit to bringing my professional experience, clinical training, and unique insights to each of our sessions, to help support you through whatever challenges you may be facing in this season. Life can be a messy journey; so it's better to journey with a trusted guide or support, someone who will encourage your strengths and potential, empathize with setbacks, and cheer for your victories.

Ben Olson



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