Kokoro (Heart-Mind) Consulting


Psychotherapy and Spiritual Direction are offered by Genjo Marinello, M.A., LMHC, Zen Abbot of Chobo-Ji, in the Library – Office, Unit 7 at 1733 S. Horton St., Seattle, WA 98144.  Genjo sees adults and couples.  Office hours are Tuesday – Thursday, 8AM – 5PM.

METHODS: I provide clients with my own synthesis of spiritual direction and mental health counseling. In the role of a spiritual director, I will try to be a catalyst and mirror for clients to discern and deepen their sense of communion to that which best remains nameless. I will provide various tools and parables to stimulate more freedom, creativity and compassion in this life. In the role of a mental health counselor, I will be primarily client centered and existential in my approach; beyond this, I will use family of origin, cognitive, process, transactional, developmental, dream and art therapy perspectives where appropriate.

TRAINING: My academic training consists of an undergraduate degree in Psychobiology from UCLA (1976), a M.A. in Psychology from Antioch University (1991), and a graduate level Certificate in Spiritual Direction from a program affiliated with the UBC Vancouver School of Theology. Since 1980 I have served the Seattle Buddhist community as a Zen priest. I have served as a group therapy leader in the “Promoting Autonomy Clarity Esteem” program of the Seattle Mental Health Institute, and an individual and couples counselor at Community Counseling Services in West Seattle. Also, I have lectured and put on workshops at the University of Washington, Center for Spiritual Development, and have served as Adjunct Faculty at Antioch University.

FEES: The initial session fee is $100. Subsequent sessions (50 min.) are $160, or based on a sliding scale

206-328-3944 or email: gm@choboji.org