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ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTERS IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

According to the drug related death statistics provided by SAMHSA, the number of reported deaths to DAWN was 569. The count is quite alarming and these figures are further supported by emergency cases reported in various departments of the city. The number of emergency visits to rehab centers and other health care facility was 26, 859. The Seattle drug admission rate suggests that the problem of drug abuse is increasing in the city and 83% of the deaths due to drug involved more than one drug intake. 40.9% of the admission in the Seattle rehab centers was between the ages of 18 to 34.

Numerous people in Seattle, WA are suffering from overuse of drug and this call for immediate action. The government of the state has encouraged establishing rehab centers for immediate treatment. Finding the proper rehab facility near your home has become easy with our website providing all relevant information related to the centers. If you know someone who needs help or looking for a good rehab center in the area, help him with the name of the rehab center or link to our website. Your small contribution can save a life. Search the website today, and find the relevant contact details and treatment facilities.
WHAT THERAPISTS IN SEATTLE HAVE TO SAY
Bobby Gaon
Bobby Gaon
Seattle, WA 98122

What types of services do you offer?

I have an extensive background working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and working with at-risk youth and families. I also have an extensive background working with the immigrant and refugee populations, especially in areas of cultural differences and preserving history and heritage with children and youth of immigrant and refugee families.

When should one seek treatment?

I believe people should seek treatment when they are ready. Each individual is different with ways in which they cope. Some come to treatment when they believe they are not yet ready, or some come in when they have reached the point when their suffering is unbearable. If someone is experiencing a difficult time in their lives, have trouble eating and/or sleeping, restless and/or easily agitated, or is conflict with a loved one they may want to seek advice from their primary care provider or consider mental health treatment.

Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

There are many skilled and experienced mental health therapists in the Puget Sound area. Therapy is effective when there is a safe space and an open, trusting relationship between the individual and/or family and their therapist. I am a calm person that likes to work collaboritively with individuals and families to help them find their own strengths to cope with their sufferings.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering from either and/or both?

Substance abuse and mental health can be inter-connected and co-occurring. Some people may resort to alcohol and drugs to "escape" or act as a coping mechanism to their current sufferings. Others may have been dealing with substance abuse issues for so long that they develop mental illness. While I am not a Chemical Dependency Professional, I am able to complete assessments and referrals to resources in the Puget Sound area for substance abuse.

Bobby Gaon operates his own private practice in Seattle, Washington. He is also an employee of Sound Mental Health. If you are interested in contacting Bobby about his service, please call (206) 618-0814.

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Bobby Gaon

Seattle, WA 98122
Eric Borgh
Eric Borgh
Seattle, WA 98102

What types of services do you offer?

 

I work with individuals and couples. I offer general therapy services and my expertise is in addiction, trauma, and emotional regulation.

 

What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

 

Relational psychoanalysis, object relations psychology, and attachment theory are all strong influences for me. These modalities are all grounded in and viewed through my lens as a Christian. Put simply: I believe we find healing through relationship.

 

When should one seek treatment?

 

Now… I’ve worked with people who have lost their jobs, homes, health, retirement, family, and yet treatment is often procrastinated. Learning to care well for yourself, at any point, is always an investment worthwhile.

 

Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

 

If you desire to engage with your own story, if you want a therapist who will work, feel and walk alongside of you, if these last two ideas scare you a little but if they also spark a little life, if you’re curious, if you need a space to vent, then it’s worthwhile for us meet. If you feel like this is a fit you can contact me at 425.405.5107 for an initial phone consultation or to schedule an appointment or visit www.ericborgh.com for further information on how I work.

 

What relationship exists between mental health and addiction? How do you approach dual diagnosis in your practice?

 

Addiction and mental health are intertwined- we can’t separate our actions from our state of being. The comedian Russell Brand, describing his recovery from addiction, wrote, “Drugs and alcohol are not my problem — reality is my problem. Drugs and alcohol are my solution.” Our actions, our addictions, belie a deeper issue- our means of coping with life. The solution is to begin to address how we work with and care for ourselves. I offer a helping hand in this journey.

Eric is a licensed counselor with his private practice located in Seattle, WA. Learn more about Eric’s mental health services by visiting ericborgh.com or calling (425) 405-5107.

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Eric Borgh
2900 Eastlake Ave E Suite 220
Seattle, WA 98102
Heather Robinson
Heather Robinson
Seattle, WA 98136
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  3. I offer 50 minute mental health, therapeutic sessions to individuals, couples and groups in a private practice setting.

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  5. What issues do you specify treatment for?

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  7. My specialties are in treating addiction, relationships, family of origin issues, and trauma. However, I also see clients for a variety of different concerns, anything from a bad break up to someone struggling with hearing voices. I take my time, find a pace that we’re comfortable with and emphasize a safe and trusting space.

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  9. What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

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  11. I have been trained in, and use as appropriately, a variety of therapeutic modalities including, but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Gastalt, Client Centered, Bowen Family Systems, Gottman Couples Therapy, and Jungian.

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  13. When should one seek treatment?

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  15. Whenever an issue seems to be making everyday decisions and enjoyment, relationships, work or physical health problematic, it’s a good time to seek treatment.

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  17. Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

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  19. I am a skilled clinician with many years of experience and am constantly expanding my education and level of expertise. I invite individuals and couples to join me for the therapeutic work that will change their lives for the better! I see progress every day and it keeps me coming back and remaining enthusiastic about my job. If you’re ready to address an issue that has been holding you back and at a pace that is comfortable and rewarding, then let me assist you in that process.

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  21. What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?

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  23. My specialty is in co-occurring disorders, this is the combination of a mental health and substance abuse issue. I also see clients with mental health issues and no substance abuse issues as well as the other way around. In my practice I work with both issues together or separately, depending on the need and use my skills to help individuals live a life more meaningful with less suffering. Often we use substances to medicate our mental health needs. I take my time when talking about these sensitive issues and assist in developing coping skills as well as relapse prevention planning.

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  25. Heather is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor operating her own practice in Seattle, Washington. If you are interested in her services or would like more information, please call her at (206) 465-3491.

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Heather Robinson
6959 California Avenue Southwest
Seattle, WA 98136
Karen Fowler
Karen Fowler
Seattle, WA 98104

What types of services do you offer?

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington. I have a private practice serving a broad spectrum client base. I work with children and adolescents, families, couples, adults.

What issues do you specify treatment for?

Relationship difficulties, parenting(I offer individual sessions, classes and workshops to improve on effective parenting skills),  issues related to children and adolescents (depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, oppositional defiance, social issues, parent/child issues) family function and health in communication and behavior patterns, relationship issues in couples including communication, problem solving, etc. and adult issues ranging from mental health issues such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, addictions, transitions, divorce, grief etc.

What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

I often utilize Cognitive Behavioral Approaches, Family System Approach, Harm Reduction model, goal setting, Mindfulness-Based Treatment. I am aware that the modality needs to be able to be utilized by a particular client so treatment approach is customized.

When should one seek treatment?

When people should seek treatment and when they actually do are very different realities. People often wait a long time before they seek treatment. What I can see is that people come to therapy when they have reached a point where many areas of their life are unmanageable and something just is not working anymore. People should come to therapy when they are willing to get help, when they recognize that improvement could be made in relationships, that they recognize some feelings and behaviors that are getting in the way of effective functioning and happiness. People should come to treatment when they have been recommended to do so by a care provider.

Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

I am a calm accepting person who has great skill in understanding another person and the ability to understand the dynamics in a couple or family system. I have experience and skill in working with many therapeutic issues such as depression and anxiety, addiction, grief, sexual abuse, etc.  I am skilled with teaching tangible skills involved in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Reality Therapy and Solution Focused Approaches.
 
I have experience working with people in educational settings, private practice, and personal growth and challenge arenas such as wilderness programs and challenge courses.
 
I am a teacher as well I teach courses in psychology and effective communication. Very knowledgeable working with children and have worked many years in private and public school systems.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering from either and/or both?

Often times mental health issues are connected with substance abuse. There can be a reciprocal relationship going either direction. A person could have an anxiety disorder and use substances to self-medicate. Or excessive substance use could create a mental health issue or exacerbate a mental health predisposition.
 
I offer counseling services to address both the mental health issue and therapy to treat the addiction.

Karen Fowler operates her private practice on First Hill in Seattle, Washington. If you are interested in contacting Karen about her service, please call (206) 549-2280.

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Karen Fowler
901 Boren AVE Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98104
Laura Ahn
Laura Ahn
Seattle, WA

What types of services do you offer?

I counsel Men / Women / Kids, Individuals and Couples. I can bill insurance or see people on a sliding scale for reduced rates.

What issues do you specify treatment for?

  • Abuse / Trauma

  • Addiction

  • Adoption / Infertility / Gender Issues

  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety / Depression

  • Christian Counseling

  • Life Transitions

  • Racial Identity / Immigration Issues

  • Relationship Issues - Premarital/ Interracial

  • Work / Career Issues

What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

My therapeutic approach is Narrative, Cognitive Behavioral and Christian counseling (if you choose to incorporate it into your treatment). Narrative Therapy seeks to help through understanding your story and how your environment shapes who you are today and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy examines how your thoughts affect your actions.

When should one seek treatment?

Are you carrying a burden that is too heavy? Do you wonder if you can keep it all together? Are you often edgy, down or tired? Or maybe just numb? Do you want more from life than this? Does life feel out of control? If you're feeling any of the above, treatment could be beneficial for both you and/or your loved ones.

Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

Each of us is on a journey, and there are times when we need a little help along the way. Good counseling provides a safe place where you can share and process honestly, without being judged or told what to do. As a counselor, I work with you to explore the life experiences that have shaped you and affect the way you respond to challenges today. By exploring your identity in the context of your community, family, and faith, we will work together to help you accept and understand yourself.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?

We often use addictions to escape the reality of our own lives or as an outlet for expressing emotions. Combining individual counseling with Alcoholics Anonymous, NA, Al Anon, etc or other group therapy can be powerful. Groups keep us accountable while counseling helps us explore individual ways to change. Perhaps there is something better than the life you are living now; we can work together through counseling to discover it!

Laura is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate with offices in both Seattle and Renton, Washington. For more information on her services please contact her at (206) 552-8899. 

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Laura Ahn
534 Westlake Ave N, Suite 240
Seattle, WA
Lauren Matthews
Lauren Matthews
Seattle, WA 98103

What types of services do you offer?

 

I enjoy seeing adolescents who want to work on feeling less anxious, sad, stressed, depressed, and people of all ages who want treatment for substance use. My treatment approach is to get a thorough understanding of a person’s particular situation, figure out that person’s goals, and use a therapeutic approach that helps the person meet those goals. I am trained and supervised in Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. These two types of treatment have a lot of research behind them and are often very helpful for people who experience anxiety, stress, depression, and problems with substances.

 

What issues do you specify treatment for?

 

Substance use, anxiety, depression, anger, eating disorders.

 

What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

 

Mostly Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing; sometimes I blend in skills and ideas from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Solution Focused Therapy.

 

When should one seek mental health treatment?

 

You can seek mental health treatment at any time. Some people start therapy when things have spiraled out of control, others, feeling more like they need a tune-up. For a lot of people, they have this nagging feeling – maybe it’s from a partner, a friend, a parent, or your internal voice - wondering

“Could I be happier if…?”

“Am I drinking too much…?”

“Does everyone worry this much?”

 

Often, that voice needs to get pretty loud before we think about or meet with a therapist. In many ways, staying the same works; it is familiar, comfortable and requires less effort. It’s the easier path. It is possible the journey of therapy leads to better path. So, acknowledge your bravery in thinking about this next step. You are listening to yourself and giving yourself an opportunity to see how changing your thoughts, beliefs, or behavior could make your life more rewarding and enjoyable.

 

You should definitely talk to a counselor as soon as possible if you are feeling very depressed, angry, or anxious, and have thoughts of hurting yourself or other people. Your therapist is used to having conversation about those topics and is trained in getting you to a more hopeful place

 

Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

 

There are a lot of skilled therapists in Seattle. I believe that finding a therapist with whom you connect and trust is one of the most important parts of counseling. Therapy is usually most effective when there is an open, trusting relationship. If you seek counseling for substance use, anxiety, depression, or eating disorders and feel like my philosophy might be a good match for you, then I would enjoy working with you.

 

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?

 

Mental health, so things like depression, anxiety, fears, and anger, can all be linked to substance use. The connection goes in several directions, e.g., sometimes depression and drinking start at the same time; sometimes a person first notices feeling sad and uses drinking to “feel better” but then runs into problems with alcohol; someone else might first drink frequently and end up becoming depressed. I do a detailed assessment of the situation and we work together to get a clear picture of your unique situation and what you need to live a content life free of problems with drugs or alcohol. For people who are using a substance so frequently that medical assistance is needed for a safe taper off of the substance, I would encourage you to first attend a medical detoxification center and then we would work on maintaining sobriety and treating your other mental health needs. If it sounds like we could work well together, I encourage you to call me at 206-947-0134 or email me at laurenm.licsw@gmail.com.

Lauren is a licensed therapist with her practice located in Seattle, WA. To learn more about Lauren’s mental health services, call 206-947-0134.

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Lauren Matthews
2319 N 45th Street, Suite 303
Seattle, WA 98103
Leonora Cabrera
Leonora Cabrera
Seattle, WA 98104

What types of services do you offer?

I offer services to individual adults and couples who are struggling behavioral and emotional struggles.

What issues do you specify treatment for?

My specialties are addictions, anxiety, chronic pain, depression, impulsivity, communication problems, and trauma. However, I have seen clients for a variety of personal and interpersonal behavioral and emotional problems.

What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

I have been trained to work with a variety of therapeutic approaches including: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Humanistic and Systems Theory.

When should one seek treatment?

If you are struggling either personally or professionally, or want to increase or decrease behaviors and emotions are all good times when you should seek treatment.

Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

I have over 16 years working with individuals who are struggling with life changing decisions. I am the type of therapist who wants you to get better and will challenge you to be the best you can be. I also thrive to be the best therapist I can be, and I continuously thrive to learn new techniques and methods.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?

Sometimes substance abuse is the consequence of trying to escape trauma or trying to self-medicate the symptoms of mental illness. Substance abuse and mental illness many times exist together (co-occurring disorders). It is my experience that if they do exist together you have to treat them both since if one is left untreated it will negate the treatment of the other.

Leonora is a Licensed Medical Health Counselor in Seattle, Washington. For more information about her services, please contact her at (206) 354-1915. 

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Leonora Cabrera
Cabrini Tower 901 Boren Ave, Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98104
Marcy Stafford
Marcy Stafford
Seattle, WA 98122

What types of services do you offer?

 

I provide mental health counseling to adults, children and families. Counseling can address a wide range of issues including; recovery from addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma and adjusting to significant life changes.

 

What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

 

I draw from a number of different therapeutic approaches depending on the needs of my clients. Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR and Existential-Humanistic Psychology have special influence.

 

When should one seek treatment?

 

Often people seek help during difficult periods in their life and when they realize the need for change and growth. I encourage individuals to seek help when they would like support in finding their own strength and resources.

 

Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

 

I offer an accepting, supportive environment and honor the uniqueness of each individual. My approach is collaborative and my clients and I work together to find their strength and identify more choices for themselves and their lives.

 

What relationship exists between mental health and addiction? How do you approach dual diagnosis in your practice?

 

Addiction and mental health are profoundly related. Addictions often serve as a coping mechanism to handle emotional pain. However, over time addictions also contribute to the emotional pain by damaging the individual’s life and relationships. Counseling can help individuals find the courage to face their emotional pain and develop positive, healing coping strategies. I encourage individuals in recovery to access recovery specific support in addition to counseling services.

Marcy is a licensed counselor with her private practice in Seattle, WA. Learn more about Marcy’s approaches and mental health services by calling (206) 579-7900.

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Marcy Stafford
1401 E. Jefferson St. Suite 503
Seattle, WA 98122
Rachel Newman
Rachel Newman
Seattle, WA 98103

What types of services do you offer?

I offer psychotherapy, yoga-based therapy, and spiritual counseling. Psychotherapy is sometimes thought of as talk therapy and a typical session provides people space to release a painful situation and discover their resilience and strengthen their intuition so they return to their life feeling lighter and clearer. Yoga-based psychotherapy is emerging as an effective form of therapy for people struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADD/ADHD, and other issues. In this type of therapy clients will be able to talk about what is going on, use physical postures and specific breathing techniques to release pain and blockages, and deeply integrate the effects of therapy for longer lasting shifts in their consciousness. Meditation is often a part of yoga-based psychotherapy. Spiritual counseling is for people who feel there is more in life than what our five senses perceive. Often people feel something intuitive that guides their day, but rarely do we cultivate that intuition and support their inner-feeling that there is more than meets the eye. In spiritual counseling people can start to talk about, question, and understand the spirit that guides their life.

What issues do you specify treatment for?

I work with people who are seeking a calm, supportive voice to clarify their life’s direction. Typically people have been told they are anxious or seem depressed and they may start to wonder if counseling will help. Sometimes people have a diagnosis that led them to therapy. But, often, in today’s world, many people are just seeking a space in which they can deepen their connection to themselves by feeling heard and supported in the presence of a therapist skilled at listening and reflecting. I often work with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, ADD/ADHD, Aspergers Disorder, and relationship issues

What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

Talk Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Walk Therapy.

When should one seek treatment?

When one feels lost, alone, sad, hopeless, or is seeking guidance about a life decision they should seek out therapy. People should seek out a therapist at the first thought that something is wrong or that a therapist could be helpful. Often people enter therapy in the midst of conflict or a major problem and it is helpful at that stage, but even more helpful if the client has a preexisting relationship with a therapist before problems escalate.

Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

People see me when they are seeking a calm, non-judgmental space to sort through their life decisions and feel supported amidst the challenges they face at home, work, or other areas of their life. I see parents who want support about parenting, individuals seeking insight about improving their relationships, couples for relationship support, and teenagers who feel angsty and confused about life.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?

All too often substance abuse is coupled with mental health problems which can lead to further difficulty becoming sober. I refer clients to substance abuse treatment groups and centers, and continue working with them as they walk the path of sobreity. I also work with family members and friends who are affected by substance abuse.

Rachel is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate with a practice in Seattle, Washington. For more information on her services please contact her at (206) 552-0684. 

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Rachel Newman
2319 N. 45th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
Sue Dennison
Sue Dennison
Seattle, WA 98103

What types of services do you offer?

 

I offer individual, couples, and family counseling for adolescents (age 12 and up) and adults.

 

What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

 

I draw from a number of modalities in my work, depending on the interest of the client and the reason for seeking treatment. Some of those modalities include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) among others.

 

When should one seek treatment?

 

Treatment is most often motivated by a strong sense that something has to shift -- an urgency that it's time for a change. Also, it's helpful to determine whether going to a therapist is timely. In other words, are you at a place in your life where you can set aside the time and energy?

 

Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

 

It's difficult at times to find a "right" fit in a therapist. It's a very personal decision. However, I hold my clients in high regard, no matter what their situation or difficulties, and this I believe is key to establish trust and a strong therapeutic relationship -- the cornerstone of any work together.

 

What relationship exists between mental health and addiction? How do you approach dual diagnosis in your practice?

Addiction and mental health issues are intimately connected, as addiction is an attempt to cope with difficulties in our lives. My work focuses directly on the relationship between addiction and mental health issues, with the understanding that working on the underlying issues of addiction enables coping mechanisms to change also. I also work in tandem with programs that specifically address addiction (e.g. relapse prevention) as it is important for clients to build skills and develop healthy support networks.

Sue is a licensed counselor with practices in Seattle and Port Townsend, WA. Learn more about her mental health services by calling (802) 376-9977.

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Sue Dennison
3601 Fremont Ave N, Suite 412
Seattle, WA 98103
Zane Behnke
Zane Behnke
Seattle, WA 98104

What types of services do you offer?

  • Therapy for Depression and Anxiety
  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Living with Chronic Pain
  • Stress and Anxiety Management
  • Addiction Recovery
  • Conflict Resolution

What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

My therapeutic approach involves meeting the patient where they are and never forcing a patient to do anything that they are unready/unwilling to do.  I treat each person with compassion and understanding and work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth to which they are committed.

When should one seek treatment?

 

A person should seek treatment when they are having problems in their life that are causing them distress.  With adequate counseling and support the person can start feeling well very quickly.

 

Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

I  have worked with an assortment of people in a variety of settings including: hospitals, medical clinics and substance abuse and mental health agencies.  I have a strong background in mental health and chemical dependency therapy.

What relationship exists between mental health and addiction? How do you approach dual diagnosis in your practice?

 

I believe with dual diagnosis that you much treat both the mental health issue and the addiction issues simultaneously.  When doing this clients can see results much faster and more reliably.

 

Zane is a licensed mental health counselor practicing in Seattle, WA. Learn more about Zane’s services by calling (206) 552-4046.

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Zane Behnke
216 1st Ave. South, Suite 410
Seattle, WA 98104
Mandy Traut
Mandy Traut
Seattle, WA 98119

What types of services do you offer?

 

I offer therapy to individuals, couples, and polyamorous partners. As a general rule, I am open to all relationship forms and gender identities, including Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgendered Questioning and Queer (LGBTQQ) individuals within the adult population (18 years through older adult).

I consider myself a sex-positive therapist but also serve people with mainstream issues and mood disorders. These include, but are not limited to, Depression, Bipolar Disorders, and Anxiety Disorders. Additionally, I serve people with physical disabilities.

 

What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

 

A combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Skills Training, and Client-centered therapy.  I'm also influenced by the Gottman Method developed by John and Julie Gottman.

 

Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

 

Being sex-positive, I accept many different types of people, many who subscribe to alternative sexuality.  As such, I present as non-judgmental and affirming.  Nevertheless, I address clients with a combination of directness and compassion.  Regardless, I advocate self-accountability, living one's truth, and, fostering healthy relationships. If clients recognize this about me and feel safe talking with me - then I've succeeded in accomplishing my therapy vision.  

 

What relationship exists between mental health and addiction? How do you approach dual diagnosis in your practice?

 

I've never encountered this in my practice.  Likewise, I have no chemical dependency training.  My past experience has shown me that you must get a person into treatment first before he/she can address mental health issues. I'd probably refer an addicted individual to either another therapist with a Chemical Dependency certification or treatment facility first before they decided to resume treatment with me.

Mandy is a licensed counselor specializing in sex-positive therapy with her private practice in Seattle, WA. Learn more about Mandy’s mental health services by calling (425) 224-6234.

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Mandy Traut
18 West Mercer Street Suite 360
Seattle, WA 98119
Candice Czubernat
Candice Czubernat
Seattle, WA 98125
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  3. I offer individual and couples counseling over the web (Skype, phone & Facetime). Please take a look at my website for further information, www.thechristiancloset.com  

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  5. What issues do you specify treatment for?

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  1. My patients are people who need a place to reconcile their sexuality with their faith. They are people who aren’t sure if they’re gay and need a safe place to figure that out and how it pertains to their faith. I also meet with people who are in a same sex relationship and want to work through relationship issues. Lastly, I meet with straight people who need a place to process their own feelings around their family member, or friends being gay.  

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  3. What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

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  2. I don’t use one specific modality, but use a combination that best fits the person and situation.  

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  4. When should one seek treatment?

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  1. Reaching out for therapy can sometimes feel scary. It’s not a comfortable thing to allow someone else into the places of your life that you feel unsure about, confused, or broken in. But if you can find the courage and strength to reach out, I can guarantee that it’s so worth it. Your life and who you are can be what you’ve always hoped for and therapy gives the opportunity for those places to begin to grow.     

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  1. Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

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  3. I provide a unique service in that you can see me from the safety and comfort of your own home. I’m lucky to have been doing this for long enough that I trust in the process and don’t feel the need to push, or rush you through therapy. I have a balance of education and experience which brings an authentic experience within therapy when meeting with me.  

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  5. What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?

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  7. We are whole people, not broken into segregated pieces. That’s why when one part of us is in pain, it affects the rest of our lives. I believe someone uses substances for very good reasons. Generally these reasons stem from places of pain, loss, disappointment, low self-esteem and trauma just to name a few. To be free from the need of addiction we must take the step towards healing those hurts.  

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  9. Candice is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor offering supportive counseling sessions over Skype, phone and Facetime. For more information on her services, please call her at (206) 999-8439.

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Candice Czubernat

Seattle, WA 98125
Elana Rosencratz
Elana Rosencratz
Seattle, WA 98122

What types of services do you offer?

 

Outpatient mental health.

 

What issues do you specify treatment for?

 

Couples work, trauma, children/adolescents, Personality Disorders, mood disorders (anxiety/depression)

 

What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

 

DBT, CBT, EMDR, Lifespan Integration Therapy

 

When should one seek treatment?

 

One should seek treatment when they are in pain or suffering. There is no need to have to deal with pain alone or suffer for an extended period of time.

 

Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

 

The therapy I offer is supportive, guiding, explorative, and collaborative to foster positive, lasting change. I work with clients to learn about their needs, desires, and feelings so he or she can create positive changes in his or her life. Together we  work to achieve greater intimacy, compassion, and understanding with his or herself and those who are important to the client. We uncover what is getting in the way of leading a life the client wishes to live.

 

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?

 

In my opinion, substance abuse is often related to underlying mental health issues. People may use substances as a way to escape psychological pain and are often looking for a coping strategy to avoid the pain.My goal is to offer services that support those who suffer with substance abuse and address any underlying issues that the substance use attempted to relieve. Additionally, I teach behavioral and cognitive skills to use in place of the substance, as well as identify and modify triggers that get in the way of  sustaining sobriety.

Elana is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at Seattle Therapy & Assessment in Seattle, WA. For more information on her services, please contact her at (206) 313-6795.

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Elana Rosencratz
1812 E Madison St, Suite102
Seattle, WA 98122
Mac Partlow
Mac Partlow
Seattle, WA 98104
  1. What types of services do you offer?

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  3. Couples counseling with/without addictions issues.

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  5. What issues do you specify treatment for?

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  7. Couples counseling, sexual addiction, porn addiction, LGBTQ issues, alcohol addiction.

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  9. What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

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  11. CBT, Gestalt, Psychodynamic

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  13. When should one seek treatment?

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  15. When the issues impact their ability to maintain healthy relationships with others, when the issue interferes with adult life obligations and responsibilities, when the issue affects either their own health or the health of family and friends or violates the individuals ethics or morals.

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  17. Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

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  19. I tend to be proactive in sessions and give the client “homework” to do after each session.

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  21. What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?

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  23. Each dynamic feeds the other and creates a pathological progression of degeneration. Poor mental health is a key component activating and sustaining substance abuse.

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  25. Mac is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, Washington. For more information on his services, please contact him at (206) 276-0325.

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Mac Partlow
901 Boren Ave, Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98104
Matt Goldenberg
Matt Goldenberg
Seattle, WA 98122

What types of services do you offer?

 

I offer individual, group and couples therapy for adolescents and adults, aged 13 and over.

 

What issues do you specify treatment for?

 

My practice is a general practice, meaning I offer a variety of services for people across the lifespan.  However, common issues I treat in my practice are recovering from substance use using either harm-reduction or abstinence approaches, managing mood disorders, grief and loss, relationship and intimacy issues, social anxiety, depression, and sexual/gender identity issues.

 

What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

 

I utilize a wide variety of modalities that I base upon the client's needs.  My work is highly client-centered and I take seriously client's input into how treatment is progressing.  I frequently rely on mindfulness based techniques to manage emotions and offer transparency, respect, and non judgment to my clients.

 

When should one seek mental health treatment?

 

I hold a philosophy that each of us has the potential of a happier, more fulfilled version of ourselves.  Sometimes, therapy can be a catalyst to helping actualize that goal, and sometimes, other modes or activities are more helpful.  I encourage people to seek mental health services when it seems difficult to reach goals, when they feel they need more support, or even when they are just seeking more information.  Healthcare works best when it's preventive, and this is just as true in mental health as it is in primary care.

 

Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

 

Clients have said that my genuinely non-judgmental stance allows them to share more and in turn, get more from coming to therapy.  I also have diverse training, including a Master's degree in existential-phenomenological psychology and a doctorate in clinical psychology.  Finally, it's important to me that clients get the best care possible and when necessary, I am happy to provide referrals if it seems that I am not the right clinician.

 

Prospective clients can read more about my services at my website: drmattgoldenberg.com

 

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?

Many clients that I've worked with who have substance abuse issues are also prone to mental health issues including anxiety, sensitivity to perceived rejection, shame issues, or feeling "different" than others.  It is also common to have family members who suffer from substance abuse.  When a person stops using a substance or reduces use to a manageable level, these reasons underlying the behavior also require treatment. Offering a supportive place to explore those issues as well as manage any new issues that have arouse since use started is essential both for continued growth and for relapse prevention.

Dr. Goldenberg is a licensed mental health counselor practicing at Associates of Behavior Health in Seattle, WA. Learn more about his services by calling 206-329-5255 ext. 305.

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Matt Goldenberg
818 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Tara Murphy
Tara Murphy
Seattle, WA 98107

What types of services do you offer?


I offer individual (both adults and adolescents), couple and family therapy.


What issues do you specify treatment for?


I treat a variety of issues, but  a few of the most common issues are: depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflict, self harming behaviors, life transitions, and identity issues.


What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?


I often base the modality on the needs of the client, but generally use an integrative, systemic and emotionally focused approach that pulls from attachment theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and solution focused therapy.


When should one seek treatment?


As soon as possible. Too many people wait until a problem is so big and overwhelming that it seems impossible to overcome or heal. Being proactive and seeking help at the first signs of distress is extremely beneficial and increases the likelihood of achieving growth and resolution.


Why should someone choose to come to your practice?


The most important  component of successful therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. I believe that the best thing that I can offer my clients is an honest, compassionate human experience and I strive to create a trusting and safe relationship in which clients can feel both supported and challenged.


What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?


Very often substance abuse coincides with other emotional and mental health issues. Often   addiction exists because of old wounds and "unfinished business" that prevent people from being able to heal and move onto healthier ways of being, both with themselves and in their relationships with others. It is important to treat addiction with a systemic and holistic approach that addresses all aspects of the addiction cycle and well being of the person.  I offer therapy that both honors the goodness of the individual and addresses the roots of addictive behavior so that individuals struggling with addiction can learn to develop more authentic and healthy ways of coping. I also do my best to help clients develop positive circles of support so addiction can be managed and healed in community with others.

 
Tara is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Seattle, WA. Learn more about Tara’s mental health services by calling (206) 455-7358.
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Tara Murphy
4352 Leary Way NW, Suite A
Seattle, WA 98107
Treina Aronson
Treina Aronson
Seattle, WA 98116
  1. What types of services do you offer?

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  3. Psychotherapy for adult individuals

  4. Marriage/Relationship counseling for adult couples

  5. Discernment Counseling for married adults when one or both partners is ambivalent about staying in marriage

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  7. What issues do you specify treatment for?

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  9. Depression; Anxiety/Panic; Life Transitions/Divorce; Relationship Issues and Communication; Blended Family Issues; Life Purpose and Self-Confidence; Chronic Care-taking and Self-Care; Addictions

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  11. What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

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  13. Existential and Cognitive-Behavioral Insight Based Therapies

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  15. When should one seek treatment?

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  17. When a person discovers they want more out of the life they have.

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  19. Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

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  21. My focus is strength-based and looks beyond diagnosis or symptoms. The aim is to assist one in discovering the function behind the dysfunction so they may better understand the strengths they already possess and utilize these strengths to effectively reach their true potential.

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  23. What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?

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  25. As humans we experience deeply painful emotions. Our brain knows no difference between physical and mental pain and we have a natural urge to try to alleviate our suffering. A common response to pain is to turn to drugs and alcohol. This makes sense because quite simply they do a good job in anesthetizing emotions in the moment. Unfortunately, in the long term, this method only continues the cycle of suffering due to the untold havoc and profound remorse which results from using this coping strategy.

  26. My goal in treating both mental health issues and substance abuse is to help a person understand how to manage painful emotions in a healthy way. Through this process one learns how to access the inherent wisdom of their emotional experience rather than be hijacked by it and turn to destructive behavior.  

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  28. Treina is a Licensed Medical Health Counselor in Seattle, Washington. If you are interested in her services, please call (206) 963-2946.

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Treina Aronson
4700 42nd Ave SW, Suite 488
Seattle, WA 98116
Wai Wong-Miller
Wai Wong-Miller
Seattle, WA 98103

What types of services do you offer?

 

I provide counseling services to couples, family, group, and individuals: Children (6-10)/Adolescents/Teens (11-19), and Adults (20-65+).

 

What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

 

I utilize a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, EMDR, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Family Systems,

 

When should one seek treatment?

 

The need for treatment varies with individuals.  Here are some common signs that treatment is recommended:

 

You are experiencing anxiety and/or depression, or other emotional and behavioral issues that impact your life in a negative way.

You are feeling stuck and/or overwhelmed with things and are having a hard time dealing with your emotions and thoughts.

You have physical symptoms such as headaches, stomach problems, insomnia, chronic pain, etc., that have no medical diagnoses.  Your doctor recommends you to seek counseling.  

You have trouble relating with others that impacts your personal and professional relationships.

You have gotten into trouble with the law, and are required to seek treatment.

You have passive or active self-harming thoughts and behaviors.  

Your family members and friends have been very concerned about you.

You feel the need to change what hasn't worked for you.

 

Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

 

I am experienced in working with individuals and families struggling with substance abuse, and have collaborated with different providers to provide services to address the mental health issues with chemical dependency clients in recovery.  I am well experienced in working with clients from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.  My clients find me non-judgmental, supportive, and trustworthy.

 

What relationship exists between mental health and addiction? How do you approach dual diagnosis in your practice?

 

For most people, addictions are a problem for them but not the cause or root of their problems. The origins or causes are often related to the underlying mental and emotional issues that need to be managed or resolved.  For clients who are in chemical dependency recovery programs, I recommend mental health counseling as a part of their treatment plan.  In my experience, the team approach tends to have a better outcome than one approach from either side. For clients who are not in chemical dependency programs, counseling may still be helpful to understand your problems and explore possible solutions.

 

Wai is a licensed mental health counselor specializing in trauma and addiction issues at Mindful Voyage Counseling, her private practice located in Seattle, WA. Learn more about Wai’s services by calling (206) 790-4888.

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Wai Wong-Miller
2319 N 45th Street, Office 210
Seattle, WA 98103
Caroline Plummer
Caroline Plummer
Seattle, WA 98119

What types of services do you offer?
 

I am a children's mental health specialist and certified Washington Domestic Violence Counselor, as well as a licensed mental health therapist.  I offer individual and family therapy and couples counseling.
 

What issues do you specify treatment for?
 

I treat depression, anxiety, panic disorder, PTSD.  I also treat children with behavioral problems
 

What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?
 

I use these modalities:  EMDR, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Dialectical behavioral therapy, MAP-A  (Mastering anxiety and panic disorder), Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT), and Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy  (TF-CBT).
 

When should one seek treatment?
 

People should seek treatment sooner rather than later. For issues like anxiety and panic, sooner is better because avoidance makes these bigger.
 

Why should someone choose to come to your practice?
 

I am a highly trained clinician and complete at least 50 CEU's of continual training each year.
 

What relationship exists between mental health and addiction? How do you approach dual diagnosis in your practice?
 

There is frequently an overlay between mental health issues and substance abuse.  For someone suffering substance abuse and mental health issues, it is extremely important to do therapy for both at the same time, with a focus on treating the substance abuse and then getting support for that treatment through an individual therapist.

Caroline is a licensed mental health therapist with her practice located in Seattle, WA. Learn more about Caroline’s services by calling (206) 535-1563.

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Caroline Plummer

Seattle, WA 98119
Reid Stell
Reid Stell
Seattle, WA 98104

What types of services do you offer?

I treat individuals, couples, children, adolescents, and families, as well as facilitating an anxiety and depression group. I counsel people suffering from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, career struggles, life transitions, PTSD, OCD, and insomnia.

What issues do you specify treatment for?

Anxiety and depression are what most of my clients want to work on. I help a lot of people in transition. Some are in the dark wood of midlife; others are trying to make marriages work despite a history of resentment. Most of my clients are bearing a lot of guilt, shame, and blame. They know they have self-esteem deficits but they are operating under very old assumptions about themselves which are no longer valid or workable. I enjoy accompanying people on their road to finding out A) who they are, and B) that it’s okay to be you!

What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

I use a lot of Jungian psychodynamic techniques. Depth work is essential for any real change, I think. This ties in well with an existential approach as well. Many people haven't explore questions of Selfhood and then wonder where these symptoms are coming from. I also provide tools that work on surface issues such as negative self-talk and resentment. My clients can get quick relief by following some simple rules as they explore who they really are. I also employ family systems ideas as well as doing grief work and trauma therapy.

When should one seek treatment?

People often find themselves pondering a very scary question: “Should I get help?” Many of us were brought up to value self-sufficiency. We are also taught to keep our problems to ourselves. But this leaves us not only feeling bad, but feeling bad about feeling bad. I think a better question to ask is, “When should I get help?” We can choose to ask for help now, when we are able to consider the alternatives and weigh our options, or we can choose to wait until things get worse when we might have fewer choices.

Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

I not only teach about the 5 "A's" of attachment: Attention, Acceptance, Appreciation, Affection, and Allowing, I honor each client as a fellow traveler who deserves the journey they need. I encourage the cessation of self-judgment and encourage self-parenting. Clients who come to me feel much better right away because I don't try to change them; I show them why they are already wonderful. This leads them to love-motivated change rather than a motivation driven by fear.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?

I look at the whole person and help my clients understand the underlying causes of addictive behaviors. Substance abuse is similar to any other dysfunction: it’s our attempt to adapt to life's stressors. It’s ironically our way of trying to balance. We become addicted to our mood swings as a way to distract us from what's really going on—and that distraction allows us to function as well as we do. When our dysfunction is no longer working for us, we are faced with the choice to create life balance the hard way. Again, “the hard way” is ironically easier in the long run, but long-term health is not a natural motivator for most of us. It takes courage we often have to work up to.

Reid's counseling service is located on First Hill in Seattle, Washington. If you are interested in making an appointment or a free phone consultation, please call his office at (206) 457-3038. 

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Reid Stell
Cabrini Medical Tower 901 Boren Avenue, Suite 701
Seattle, WA 98104
Shauntae Willis
Shauntae Willis
Seattle, WA 98104

What types of services do you offer?

 

I provide  mental health and addiction services to children, adolescents and adults. I provide individual, couples and family therapy.

 

What issues do you specify treatment for?

 

I have a range of experience working with mood disorders, trauma, life transitions, relationships challenges, grief and loss and identity and spirituality.

I specialize in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and trans* or gender non conforming individuals and folks of color or mixed ethnicity.

 

What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

 

I meet clients where they are at and use a combination of approaches based on individual needs. I'm solution focused, client centered, strength based and apply cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, narrative, emotionally focused, relational and a systems approach to the work I do with folks.

 

When should one seek treatment?

 

People seek treatment at different times for various reasons. I encourage people to reach out for support at any time on their journey. If someone is questioning whether there's a problem and contemplating the pros and cons to a specific behavior to wanting support sustaining overall health and wellness.  Basically, anytime is the right time to help ourselves.

 

Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

 

People come to me to work on their whole person. Often we have become separated from parts of ourselves and we look for external things to fill the anxieties this causes. My approach is working with people holistically bringing in the mind-body-spirit connection to healing and sustaining ongoing growth that generates self awareness, self compassion and self trust.

 

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?

 

I am a licensed clinical social worker and a chemical dependency provider for this reason. I feel like it is a disservice to people when they are not able to bring all of themselves to therapy/treatment. I've spent the past decade treating folks with various mental health diagnoses as well as substance abuse and dependence diagnoses. I have also worked with folks struggling with sex addiction and eating disorders.

Substance use is very much intertwined into mental health.  I feel the common thread in many of these has to do with experiencing distress or dis-ease and finding what works for that individual to decrease or regulate the distress.  We all like to feel good, it's not often I hear people really excited to feel lonely, sad, disappointed, shame, anger, etc. Sometimes those behaviors we choose to feel good or better can become problematic and those behaviors that once provided us relief are creating other or additional challenges for our lives or our relationships.

I've worked with folks wanting abstinent based treatment and I've worked in folks needing a more harm reduction approach. I tailor our sessions to what the individual's goals are in all domains of their life.

Shauntae is a licensed independent clinical socail worker, therapist and healer working out of Seattle, Washington. For more information about her services, please call her at (206) 619-0028.

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Shauntae Willis
The Cabrini Medical Tower 901 Boren Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
Tom Linde
Tom Linde
Seattle, WA 98109

What types of services do you offer?

 

Mental health therapy, and consultation to primary care doctors.

 

What issues do you specify treatment for?

 

Almost all.  I don't provide anger management when physical violence has been involved, and it is rare any more that I work with children. Some other issues such as anorexia don't come up very often in my practice and so I have to talk with potential clients to make sure we can work together. Although chemical use disorders come up quite a bit, I am not a credentialed addiction counselor.

 

What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

 

Cognitive-behavioral therapy for the most part.  Please see http://www.tomlinde.com/ for all the detail you could want.

 

When should one seek mental health treatment?

 

Whenever there is a problem which seems to worsen or linger despite your best efforts.

 

Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

 

When, in reading about my practice, they get the sense that my here-and-now pragmatism may be a good fit.

 

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?

 

The answer to this is complex. The useful question is, what is our focus going to be, in order to give the client the experience of better control and sustainable progress?  We know that not all treatment strategies work for all people in all circumstances.  Sometimes we can get a good idea of what is going to work, but often we have to experience some failed efforts in order to dispose of what won't work before we're able to settle on what will work.  See http://www.tomlinde.com/faq/category/addiction/

 

Tom is a licensed psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience, located in Seattle, WA. For more information about Tom’s services, call (206) 669-9801.

 

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Tom Linde
1370 Stewart St. Suite 102
Seattle, WA 98109
Chris Miller
Chris Miller
Seattle, WA 98104

What types of services do you offer?

Individual psychotherapy for adults of all ages (no therapy for children or adolescent). 

What issues do you specify treatment for?

Mood disorder, anxiety disorders, relationship issues, life transitions, trauma, substance use treatment and cognitive rehabilitation for head injury/concussive events

What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Supportive Therapy; Insight-oriented Therapy; Problem-solving therapy.

When should one seek treatment?

When clients are considering making changes, and may still feel ambivalent, or at a stage where they are ready to make changes. 

Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

I believe clients choose to work with me because they feel I am a good fit for their needs. Specifically, they believe they can trust me, they feel heard and validated, and have confidence my expertise as a psychologist could be helpful to them.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering from either and/or both?

Briefly, I conceptualize substance use as a behavior manifesting from psychological distress and representing a coping mechanism, albeit an unhelpful coping strategy. I take a Relapse Prevention and Harm Reduction approach to working with substance use. These non-pejorative, empowering interventions focus on increasing self-awareness of triggers that lead to substance use, skills building and identifying and developing personal strengths.

Chris Miller received his Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from the University of Montana and is registered and licensed to practice in the State of Washington. If you are interested in contacting Chris about his service, please call (425) 780-7441.

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Chris Miller
901 Boren Avenue, Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98104
Dr. Roger Libby
Dr. Roger Libby
Seattle, WA 98122

What types of services do you offer?

I am a sex therapist and couples counselor in Seattle and Poulsbo. I am the most credentialed sex therapist in the area. I also see individuals.

What issues do you specify treatment for?

I deal with all sexual and relationship issues. My website specifies more, www.drrogerlibby.com

What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

I use CBT and medical consultations. When there is a couple, I see each person separately, and then together. I give homework on thoughts and behavior. 

When should one seek treatment?

People should seek treatment when they have an unsolved problem. It is best to come in sooner rather than later.

Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

My practice is the most established in the Seattle area. I am direct with a treatment plan, rather than taking the "how do you feel?" approach. I deal with physical/medical issues along with mental and relationship issues. I am board certified as a sex therapist and a sexologist by four national boards.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering from either and/or both?

Mental health is directly affected by substance abuse. I deal a lot with alcohol issues, which impact sexual relationships. I deal with substance abuse in order to solve mental and relationship/sexual problems. 
 
Dr. Libby operates his practice in Seattle, Washington. If you are interested in contacting Dr. Libby about his service, please call (206) 244-8788
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Dr. Roger Libby
Leschi Park Professional Office Building 121 Lakeside Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Imei Hsu
Imei Hsu
Seattle, WA 98104

What types of services do you offer?

Talk therapy, aka psychotherapy, and coaching services

What issues do you specify treatment for?

Eating disorders (high amount of substance abuse), relationship issues, anxiety and depression, grief, life transitions

What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

Primarily Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Jungian and Adlerian philosophically. I also use some principles of Buddhist Psychology to inform interpretation. 

When should one seek treatment?

As soon as the client identifies the problem and sees dysfunction in their own thinking and behavior. Realistically, it’s often the parent, child, or partner of the client who demands that the client be seen for treatment by a professional.

Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

Compassionate, no-nonsense approach. Conveniently located in Seattle by all the major bus lines and light rail. I am contracted with two of Washington State’s largest health care insurers, Premera and Regence. I have 13+ years of experience as a therapist, and 20+ as a Registered Nurse. I work well with a client’s medical team to provide balanced care. 

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?

Substance abuse is a response to mental and physical health. There is an assumption that someone continues the abuse cycle in response to deep physical and emotional/mental pain, rather than substance abuse being a sign of a weak or immoral character. I find that substance abuse and mental health issues often go hand in hand, and that many clients turn to chemical addictions in an attempt to medicate themselves against the mental turmoil they experience. 
 
My office is not set up to do direct substance abuse treatment; I refer out for the first stage of treatment. After clients have made a committment to get clean and sober, I am often working with the client and family members in treatment of the whole family or the marriage relationship to look at the sources of pain and relational breaks that need healing and help. We look at constructing a lifestyle and a communication pattern without substance abuse, including group support, 1:1 therapy, family therapy, and rebuilding social circles.
 
Imei Hsu is a clinical supervisor and psychotherapist at Seattle Direct Counseling and Coaching in Seattle, Washington. If you are interested in contacting Imei, please call (425) 200-5271.
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Imei Hsu
Grand Central Building, Suite 364
Seattle, WA 98104
Lara Okoloko
Lara Okoloko
Seattle, WA 98103

 

What types of services do you offer?

 

I offer counseling to the family members of treatment-resistant substance users. I also offer independent assessments and treatment planning.

What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

I use an evidence based method called Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) which is a proven technique of helping concerned family members influence their loved ones to take the steps towards recovery from substance abuse. I also use solution focused therapy techniques to help people uncover their inherent wisdom and move forward with solutions to their problems.

 

When should one seek treatment?

 

I believe that no one should have to wait until their loved one “hits bottom” to get help. I specialize in helping families who are hurting because of a family member’s substance use. I can work with YOU to provide support, learn new ways of interacting, preserve the relationship and find ways to influence your loved one to seek treatment for their substance use, all without shaming, blaming or ultimatums. I use a collaborative, respectful approach that seeks to empower instead of shame, and to encourage relationship-building instead of detachment.

Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

If you are wondering if “treatment” is right for you or your family, I can help you assess your needs and explore your options without confrontational or pressured tactics. If you decide treatment is needed, I will help you see through the clutter to design your own path to wellness.

Your loved one does not need to be open to change for you to start getting help. Families should not have to wait until their loved one “hits bottom”. The services I offer are for YOU – the parent, partner or family member – and I invite anyone in the family who is ready for change to attend the first session.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?

The majority of people who seek help for substance abuse also have mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, PTSD or a personality disorder. I can help families find quality treatment that can address the whole person.

Lara is a therapist and clinical social worker at CARES (Center for Advanced Recovery Solutions) in Seattle, WA. For more information about her services, call Lara at (206) 462-5818.

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Lara Okoloko
4649 Sunnyside Ave North
Seattle, WA 98103
Laura S. Brown of Fremont Community Therapy Project
Laura S. Brown of Fremont Community Therapy Project
Seattle, WA 98103

What types of services does FCTP offer?

Individual, couple, and family therapy, DBT skills groups, EMDR treatment for trauma, psychological assessment

What issues do you specify treatment for?

Pretty much anything that comes in the door. We specialize in survivors of trauma, and work with everyone.

What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

We use a wide range of approaches; all of our clinicians are trained in DBT Skills and in EMDR.

When should one seek treatment?

When life isn’t manageable using the skills a person already has. When someone is genuinely committed to doing the hard work of change.

Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

High-quality, low-cost care.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering from either and/or both? 

Many of our clients are in recovery, or on the verge of recovery. Substance abuse is the most common condition to co-occur with post-traumatic stress, and so we work with people around both of these concerns. We are not substance abuse specialists. We expect people to remain clean and sober at least 24 hours before and 24 hours after their appointments if they are not yet fully committed to recovery, and we make the development of that commitment a target of treatment.
 
Laura S. Brown is the Director of Fremont Community Therapy Project out of Seattle, Washington. If you are interested in contacting FCTP, please call (206) 633-2405 at extension 2. 
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Laura S. Brown of Fremont Community Therapy Project
3417 Fremont Avenue N.
Seattle, WA 98103
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