Tom Benson, LMHC

Psychotherapy and Counseling

I take the mysticism out of psychotherapy and counseling. My services include help with anger management, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, grief and loss.

My office is in Seattle, close to Wallingford, Ballard, Phinney Ridge, Greenwood, Greenlake, Fremont, Magnolia and Crown Hill. 



Crisis Information

If you are in life threatening physical crisis, call 911 immediately.

If you are in immediate crisis and it is psychological in nature, you can call the  King County Crisis Clinic at 1 (866) 4CRISIS [1-866-427-4747] 

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The following is a partial list of books that I have found helpful for many of my clients. For convenience, I have included links to 

This book really takes the mysticism out of meditation. It reminds us that the goal is not to reach some new age state of enlightenment, but to learn to recognize and let go of thoughts that can cause us pain. 

This book explains the nature of intrusive thoughts and how common (and often disturbing) they are. 

This is one of the better DBT books that I have found that simply and clearly explains DBT principles and skills.

While this book is not a particularly easy book to read, it does a good job of explaining why there is no single approach to anger management. 

I really like the simplicity of this book. It may seem light at first, but it is grounded in good and valuable research.

Man's Search for Meaning
By Viktor Frankl

This is the quintessential book about the need to find meaning in what we do in our lives.

(206) 604-1620

150 Nickerson Street, Suite 303

Seattle, WA 98109