“I believe authenticity leads to insight, which in turn informs action.” ~ Woody Pollock
The client-therapist connection is one of trust and empathy and is central to the healing and growing process, forming the container for change. Together we create a collaborative therapeutic relationship where each client has the opportunity to explore their true self, reflect on possibilities, and gain insight that leads to action.
We work holistically – mind, body, and spirit – looking at mental health as one point on the spectrum of well-being, and how that intersects with other aspects of building a whole and fulfilling life.
To uncover each person’s unique wisdom, I use a client-centered approach that is both humanistic and relational. I work systemically, drawing from a variety of therapeutic modalities. Depending on what shows up in the room, a session may include deep listening and reflection, somatic awareness and movement, and exploration of family history, socialization, and cultural influences.
Our goal together is to build more authentic connections, with yourself and others, which will allow deeper insight into your experience and define the action needed to move forward.




areas of focus

· Depression

· Anxiety & Stress

· Relationships

· Family Challenges

· Parenting

· Work & Workplace Issues

· Addictions & Addictive Tendencies

· Change & Transition

· Grief / Trauma

· Purpose & Direction

· Mens Work


I welcome people of all ethnicities, gender identities, ages, sexual orientations, and physical abilities.



Woody Pollock attended the University of Idaho and LIOS Graduate College of Saybrook University. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Communications and a Masters in Psychology with a concentration in Systems Counseling.


He has worked in the fields of leadership, education, and training for over 20 years, and has supported individuals, families, and groups as they connect more deeply with themselves and others in a variety of settings. He specializes in working with youth, adults, and diverse populations in a therapeutic counseling setting.


He has extensive background in alternative and experiential education, working with youth as a mentor and vocational teacher, and with adults as a facilitator for leadership and group development. He is currently a community trainer for national curricula, delivering evidenced-based parenting, prevention, and mental health programs across the state. Woody is also trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and is completing certification in Process Oriented Psychology at the Process Work Institute, Portland.


Woody has a deep passion for menswork, and is an active long-time participant in ManKind Project meetings and weekends. He leads mens’ groups as part of his practice, as a way for men to connect and explore their deeper selves and hold themselves accountable in a culture that encourages men to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence.


Currently running a successful counseling practice in West Seattle, he also provides support to the Vashon Island School District teaching Healthy Living and leading student support groups.