Hi Anil,

I just wanted to let you know that I just experienced a sudden positive change in my thinking. It just happened today, and I’m not sure what triggered it, but I know what changed. I had been holding onto the same beliefs that I had for the past few years that were making me miserable. I guess for some reason today; my brain just told me I was finally able to let all of those beliefs go. So I don’t really believe anything right now, and it’s a very strange, but freeing sensation. I hope this feeling stays. I am very appreciative of all of the things that you told me during our sessions. I know I’m stubborn, but I also know that a lot of what I realize now are things that you had told me in our sessions. I guess I just needed time to come to understand those things in my own time or in my own way or something. Anyway, thank you again, and I will keep you updated if things change. I also don’t drink alcohol very much at all anymore. I only drank once in the past three months.
Best regards,



Thank you for your support, advice, and compassion! I know that ours is a professional relationship. But, I really do feel your sincerity shining through your counsel, and it means a lot to me.
May all beings be happy! 🙂
Eric (Seattle)

The gift of mindfulness

This is M**. You saw me about 2 years ago when I was going through a rough patch. I’m currently studying abroad in Tokyo right now and will be graduating when I get back. But being here has made me realize and appreciate how much I have grown in the past couple of years, and talking with you was a big catalyst in enabling me to undertake this great adventure, and I just wanted to email you thanking you for that. Of course, there are some days when anxiety comes on and remaining present and mindful becomes difficult and my mind starts to swim in worrying thoughts, but you helped me learn not to follow every nervous thought but to notice it, accept that it had arisen within me, and let it go without judging it or fearing it. The gift of mindfulness that you showed me has allowed me to live my life so much more fully, to appreciate each moment truly. I have come to appreciate that dark patch that I went through a couple of years ago, as it has actually helped me grow as a person. I just want to say thank you so much for your help and counseling; it is deeply felt and appreciated.

Best Regards,


Dear Anil,

You were very important in several transitions I made.  I still think of you when things come up that seem confusing and rely on some of the skills that you taught me to deal with feeling overwhelmed by responsibility.  I often remember the visual image you gave me – I don’t remember your exact words, but the image was of someone who is trying to carry the world on his shoulders – that visual image often makes me smile – actually laugh quietly at myself as it helps put things in a functional perspective.

Best wishes,

Thank you

Anil, I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated you helping me the other day.  I really respect and admire you.  Thank you so much for everything.



Dear Anil,

Thank you so much for your support today.  You are amazing. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Yours, Jeremy

Thank you

Just thanks, Anil…I appreciate you so much.  Take good care, Karen

Alcohol addiction

hello, anil. Glad to run across you again!  I am glad to be able to thank you personally for all your help.  I still use some of the techniques you taught me. Also, I haven’t had a drink in nearly two years.

Learned to take care of self

Hi Anil,

Over the past year and a half, I have learned to drive and got a license, and began living independently, and I am currently a full-time student who will have enough credits to graduate next quarter.

Have a nice day,


Couples Therapy


I wanted to thank you for meeting with us this morning. We are excited about the upcoming meetings.

Thank you for giving us a renewed sense of hope that we can learn a better way, a more peaceful and loving way, to be with ourselves in this life.

We’ll see you on the 19th.

M***** and M***

What is Mindful Inquiry?

Mindful Inquiry is about recognizing and removing our perceived obstacles that prevent us from living our lives fully. It is an invitation to identify and gently question those beliefs that stand in the way of our mental health, well-being and happiness. Read more...

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I offer psychotherapy, consultation, assessment, and supervision services for various issues, including:

Addictive behaviors
Relationship difficulties
Improving communication
Life transitions
and more...


Anil Coumar, MBBS, MA, LMHC

E: anil@coumar.net
T: 206-925-3158
F: 206-338-6379