I approach counseling through an Existential lens, meaning that all human beings at some point struggle with the meaning of their lives and in finding their true path. I’ll help you get there. My approach is genuine, supportive, and person centered; I believe you have what you need to be happy and fulfilled in this life despite the drudgery and suffering that is inevitable at times.I explore thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and the unconscious. When people seek therapy, they often have a pretty good idea of what the problem is and I value each client’s perspective on their troubles. However, there are usually forces impacting clients that they are less aware of and it is my job to listen closely to uncover those less conscious forces and to bring them into consciousness so they can be healed. Even though problems are felt in the present, I believe that it is often old wounds that are at the heart of suffering and it is my job to help uncover those wounds so they can be healed.

– Martin Knutson

Martin has been with Emmaus since 2017 and works with ages 21+ via Virtual Therapy and in our Bellevue office. He is a Licensed therapist in the state of Washington and holds a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University, Seattle, WA.

Areas of Focus

  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety & Panic Disorder
  • Chronic pain
  • Co-dependency
  • Critical Incident Debriefing
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Grief & Loss
  • LGBTQ & Gender ID Issues
  • Life Coaching
  • Marriage Therapy
  • Mid-life Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Stress Management
  • Troubled Marriages