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Meet Jim Dunn

When I was a kid I quickly learned how critical it was to me for the people around me to feel happy and that they are important. I remember doing anything I could think of to help them out, and I was offended when people hurt others.

Time went on and I briefly entertained becoming an engineer as I have always had an analytical mind and wanted to know how everything worked. I used to frustrate my parents by taking apart random mechanical devices in the house to see what they looked like inside.

Eventually though, I realized that I was getting away from doing what most resonated with my personality, being with and helping people. I switched my schooling towards psychology and have been active in the field ever since.

I have been a therapist in practice since 2009 and have worked in different environments all around the country since then, from inpatient, intensive treatment for children and adolescents in Indiana, to rural community mental health in Colorado and Washington, to a private therapeutic boarding school in Virginia. I’ve worked with children as young as 2 up through to adults and senior citizens; and I’ve worked with nearly every diagnosis in the book.

In my personal life I enjoy exploring the Pacific Northwest, riding my motorcycle, live music, traveling, trying out all of the great restaurants in this beautiful city, spending time with my family and friends, and planning my next epic vacation.


Certifications & Skills

Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from Cal State University, Chico - 2004

Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Valparaiso University - 2010

Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State since 2015

National Certified Counselor through the NBCC since 2014

Trained in the following Evidenced Based Practices for children, adolescents, and adults:

  • Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety, Depression, and Behavioral issues (CBT+A, CBT+D, CBT+B)

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Parent-Child Interactional Therapy (PCIT)