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Jay French, MA, LMHC

Jay French, MA, LMHC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"My approach to psychotherapy is open and collaborative, drawing on person-centered and relational schools of psychology. My core understanding is that unhe..." read more

Seattle, WA 98103

Jay French, MA, LMHC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01734

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Tricia McKay, LMHCA, RYT

Tricia McKay, LMHCA, RYT

Verified Credentials

Mental Health Counseling, Other

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Through a gentle invitation, I ask clients to observe their thoughts and emotions without judgment as they arise and pass, nestling into the session as a p..." read more

Seattle, WA 98109

Tricia McKay, LMHCA, RYT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11981

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Erin Byrnes, MEd, LMHC

Erin Byrnes, MEd, LMHC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"As a therapist, my job and my goal are to help you achieve clarity, to heal, to uncover or rediscover your true self, or to find whatever answers you need ..." read more

Seattle, WA 98102

Erin Byrnes, MEd, LMHC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17788

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Charlotte House, LMHCA

Charlotte House, LMHCA

Verified Credentials

Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"Coming to therapy is an act of courage and trust. I believe the body, and the deep unconscious it contains, knows how to heal. Using body-centered therapy,..." read more

Seattle, WA 98103

Charlotte House, LMHCA Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22014

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Marian Bauman, MA, LMHC

Marian Bauman, MA, LMHC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults

"My approach to psychotherapy is to develop a therapeutic space where difficult life questions can be deeply understood & addressed. Everyone experiences li..." read more

Seattle, WA 98115

Marian Bauman, MA, LMHC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10599

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Doreen Gaffney LMHCA

Doreen Gaffney LMHCA

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology, Mental Health Counseling

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

"I am a warm and down to earth person. My style is informal, non judgmental, and engaging. At certain points in life every one of us can feel stuck, face c..." read more

Seattle, WA 98103

Doreen Gaffney LMHCA Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19929

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Collin McFadden, MA, LMFTA

Collin McFadden, MA, LMFTA

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology, Counseling

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

"My psychotherapy is founded in the depth tradition. I seek to join my patients in their internal world in order to uncover the cause of the distress. The s..." read more

Seattle, WA 98109

Collin McFadden, MA, LMFTA Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21944

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Michael Susanne Butler LMHC

Michael Susanne Butler LMHC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Adults, Elders

"I am an analytically informed therapist interested in depth psychotherapy. I view personal therapy as a vital tool for living authentically and fully, for ..." read more

Seattle, WA 98104

Michael Susanne Butler LMHC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04380

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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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Sarah Palmer, MA, LMHCA

Sarah Palmer, MA, LMHCA

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"We all have times of struggle, and therapy helps. Therapy is a relationship that helps you listen closely to yourself to better understand what is and isn'..." read more

Seattle, WA 98107

Sarah Palmer, MA, LMHCA Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19940

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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