Meet Our Provider Ian Pocock
I see the process of healing as a transformation in three stages: (1) learning the skills to sit and be present with life, exactly the way life is. (2) identifying and doing the things that promote our most closely held values. (3) being, in each new moment, more like our authentic self. Sitting, doing, being. I practice mindfulness-based therapy, drawing on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and inner-directed therapeutic approaches. I also offer integration therapy for clients who have been through profound experiences in non-ordinary states of consciousness, whether through meditation, spiritual seeking, or psychedelic substance use. In my practice I enjoy working with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, seasonal affective disorder, problematic substance use, and life transitions. I love supporting my clients as they work with themes of toxic masculinity, social justice, anti-colonialism, and internalized oppression.
I am a passionate advocate for individuals on a journey of self-empowerment. My path as a therapist began in research and clinical practice with individuals with substance use disorders and severe mental illness at the Seattle VA Medical Center, where I completed my clinical internship and post-graduate training in the Center for Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education fellowship program. I received my Master’s Degree in 2015 from University of Washington School of Social Work and I have been a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker since 2019. I am a certified Tai Chi Fundamentals® Adapted Program instructor, and a graduate of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies MDMA Therapy Training Program. I have also worked as both a sitter and a shift-lead for the Zendo Project – a volunteer-operated psychedelic harm reduction program that helps to transform difficult psychedelic experiences into opportunities for learning and growth.
I have found the best parts of myself in expressions of joy and service to others. I love to dance, play and enjoy music, and make upcycled art with found objects. I try to let my unique light shine in a way that helps others to feel safe doing the same.