Trevor Slocum


There is a lesson in Buddhism about the sixth patriarch of the Zen tradition, Hui Neng. While traveling, he came across two monks arguing as they observed a flag fluttering in the breeze. One monk said, “The flag is moving.” The other disagreed and said, “The wind is moving.”
Hui Neng corrected them both by saying, “Neither the wind nor the flag are moving. It is your mind that moves.”

Welcome to my website. For me, the story above points to how the mind shapes, not only our experiences, but the world in which we live. There is a great deal we can do individually to calm the mind and find peace, such as meditation, yoga, relaxation techniques, and spiritual exercises.  As you may have already experienced, there remain aspects of the mind that are difficult to see into without help. 

I offer clinical psychodynamic mind-body psychotherapy to individuals and couples suffering with:

  • Constant worry and anxiety / excessive stress
  • Depression / manic-depression
  • Recovery from trauma / PTSD
  • Difficulties in couple relationships / family discord
  • LGBTQ life and identity
  • Issues around sexuality and intimacy
  • Finding a way to forgive the past
  • Grief and loss / Letting go
  • Childhood abuse and neglect
  • Low self-esteem / excessive shyness
  • Feelings of emptiness / lack of fulfillment
  • Self-defeating character habits / Personality disorders
  • Attention, organization, motivation issues / ADHD
  • Chemical and behavioral addictions


My psychotherapy practice helps people open to their experience so they can effectively create joy and meaning in their lives and let go of the life-patterns that limit them. Having spent four years within a Buddhist order, I use my training in mindfulness to help others explore their embodied mind and develop calm confidence. After traveling widely, I trained as a therapist, receiving my MA in Existential Phenomenological Therapeutic Psychology from Seattle University. I am a nationally certified counselor and licensed in Washington as a mental health counselor.  I worked for five years as a psychotherapist in community mental health, treating the chronically mentally ill. Currently, my office is located at Ahimsa Counseling Services. I see patients in my private practice on Mondays through Fridays.

My psychotherapy practice is dedicated to helping people relieve suffering, improve their relationships, and reach their fullest potential. This is achieved in the context of a nonjudgmental, affirming, relational therapeutic process with a focus on attaining goals and increasing overall joy and life-satisfaction.


• Read more: about my practice

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New York Times article about treating depression with Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy.  Read more...


The Ontologists are an existential-phenomenological psychotherapy consultation group. We are currently open to interviewing new members.

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PHONE: (206) 651-5439
EMAIL: trevor@slocumcounseling.com

contact: trevor@slocumcounseling.com    (206) 651-5439