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Sarah Swenson, MA, LMHCA

Sarah Swenson, MA, LMHCA

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling, Pastoral Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"If you are intellectually gifted and facing challenges that come with viewing the world through a lens of great complexity, working with me can put you at ..." read more

Seattle, WA 98109

Seattle, WA 98125

Sarah Swenson, MA, LMHCA Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 09414

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Sara Hiatt, MA, LMFT

Sara Hiatt, MA, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"So often, we know we need to make a change, but either don't know where to start or just can't seem to do what needs to be done. Don't continue living with..." read more

Seattle, WA 98115

Sara Hiatt, MA, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 02368

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Sibel Golden, PhD, LMHC

Sibel Golden, PhD, LMHC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"I've been a psychotherapist for over 20 years. What I have found to be most important in my work is my belief in the individuals I work with. No matter wha..." read more

Seattle, WA 98105

Sibel Golden, PhD, LMHC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15488

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Laura Meehan, MA,  LMFT

Laura Meehan, MA, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Psychotherapy, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I believe the answers are within you, the client. I choose to see the highest and best in you, even if you do not, yet, see your own good. I help you to go..." read more

Seattle, WA 98102

Laura Meehan, MA,  LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17073

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Jeanne West, MA., LMHCA

Jeanne West, MA., LMHCA

Verified Credentials

Counseling Psychology, Counseling, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I use scientifically-supported techniques at a speed my clients set. I am LGBTQ proficient. I like to partner with clients to plan evidence-based treatment..." read more

Seattle, WA 98102

Jeanne West, MA., LMHCA Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19182

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Leon Monroe, MSW

Leon Monroe, MSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling, Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"I believe real growth and positive change are most possible when a person feels safe and supported. For that reason, I strive to create an honest, sincere,..." read more

Greenwood, WA 98103

Seattle, WA 98126

Leon Monroe, MSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11822

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Kasey Curtis, MA, LMFT

Kasey Curtis, MA, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"As human beings, we are often involved in circumstances over which we have very little control. For the most part, this is okay, and we have the ability to..." read more

Seattle, WA 98109

Kasey Curtis, MA, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18794

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James Ullrich, MA, LMHCA

James Ullrich, MA, LMHCA

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counselling

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I believe in the humanistic approach to counseling that emphasizes the individual above all else. I find that we are the result of a lifetime of relationsh..." read more

Seattle, WA 98109

James Ullrich, MA, LMHCA Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 16979

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Alison Withey, MA LMHC

Alison Withey, MA LMHC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counselling, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Are you here now because something unexpected has happened in your life, or maybe you know you want to make some changes in your life but you haven't been ..." read more

Seattle, WA 98112

Alison Withey, MA LMHC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01677

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Mary Murphy,  EdD

Mary Murphy, EdD

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Psychology

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"Over the years, my experience as a therapist has shown it is not always easy to contact a therapist and request an appointment. For some who have had previ..." read more

Seattle, WA 98119

Mary Murphy,  EdD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15190

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Nestled between beautiful Lake Washington and Puget Sound, Seattle is home to over 600,0001 residents, a vibrant music scene, and delicious coffee. This breathtaking city, located in King County, offers residents endless entertainment, lush surroundings, and a skyline that is rivaled only by its natural scenic backdrop. The outdoors beckons residents to indulge in fishing, hiking, camping, and other activities, while downtown Seattle lures citizens and visitors with its engaging array of shops, businesses, and entertainment venues. Well-known for its cool, wet weather, Seattle is also recognized as the birthplace of many musicians and genres, including grunge music. The city draws thousands of visitors every year to its sporting events, tourist attractions like the Space Needle, and festivals, including the Seattle International Film Festival.

 

Mental Health Statistics
According to the Washington Department of Health, 9% of King County residents reported having more than 14 poor mental health days in any month in 2004 and 20062. Between 2009 and 2011, there were an average of 500 cases of domestic violence for every 100,000 residents3. From 2005 through 2010, 19% of Seattle metropolitan area adults reported using illicit drugs, with 7% misusing prescription pain relievers. During that same time, 7.5% of all adults reported having symptoms of depression, and 9.3% reported having a substance abuse problem4.

 

Promoting Recovery and Resilience in King County
In November of 2012, King County approved a new ordinance focusing on improving recovery and promoting resilience among all its residents5. With the understanding that recovery is a process, the county chose to focus on the journey of recovery and how to best accommodate the needs of residents with mental illness. Using a multi-prong approach, the five-year plan targets employment counseling, peer support, mental health services, counseling, violence reduction, family focus, child welfare, housing, medication, and substance abuse to help residents achieve recovery and resilience.

 

The new ordinance will complement the existing architecture of services provided by the county and the city that include broad coverage for mental health care and precision programs for specific issues. The Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program addresses the needs of residents with serious mental illness. ACT is designed to provide a continuum of care to ensure clients can receive the services they need within their community. ACT aims to reduce criminal involvement by intervening with appropriate mental health care, transitional housing, and other assistance.

 

The mental health needs of children and family are handled through a variety of channels, including wraparound services, Children’s Crisis Outreach Response System, long-term inpatient programs, and juvenile justice liaison services. Families can also benefit from various programs that target specific needs related to parenting, addiction, and abuse, among others. Two unique initiatives allow for cross-system continuity, providing seamless behavioral health services in King County. They are the Cross Agency System Trainings and the King County Systems Integration Initiative. Together, they bring awareness to multi-modal care and integrate information relating to services received by children, youth, and families throughout the county6.

 

1 Seattle.gov: Department of Planning and Development. (2013). Population and Demographics. Retrieved from http://www.seattle.gov/dPd/cityplanning/populationdemographics/default.htm

2 Washington State Department of Health. (2013). Health of Washington State: Mental Health. Retrieved from http://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/5500/GHS-MENT2007.pdf

3 Washington State Department of Health. (2013). Health of Washington State: Domestic Violence. Retrieved from http://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/5500/IV-DV2013.pdf

4 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2012). Substance Use and Mental Disorders in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue MSA. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUHMetroBriefReports/NSDUH-Metro-Seattle.pdf

5 King County. (2013). Mental Health Services: Recovery. Retrieved from: http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/MentalHealth/Recovery.aspx

6 King County. (2013). Mental Health Services: Children and Youth. Retrieved from: http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/MentalHealth/Services/Youth.aspx