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Maura Freeman, RN, CCM, LMHC

Maura Freeman, RN, CCM, LMHC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I view each issue a client brings to therapy in the context of their past and present experiences and relationships. My approach to therapy is insight-orie..." read more

Seattle, WA 98112

Maura Freeman, RN, CCM, LMHC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11507

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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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Eileen Dey Wurst, M.A., LMHC

Eileen Dey Wurst, M.A., LMHC

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Other

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I feel I am a sensitive and emotionally available guide to clients who are stuck in their life. Whether this be their relationship, their work or their ha..." read more

Seattle, WA 98126

Seattle, WA 98103

Eileen Dey Wurst, M.A., LMHC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17551

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Gillian Marrah, MSW

Gillian Marrah, MSW

Verified Credentials

Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy

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

"I have been in private practice since 1980, and have been blessed to have had work that I love and value so very much. I help people heal from many differe..." read more

Greenbank, WA 98253

Seattle, WA 98107

Gillian Marrah, MSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23550

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Meg Kelly MA LMHC

Meg Kelly MA LMHC

Verified Credentials

Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

""The only constant is change", most of us have heard this saying or a variation of it at some point, and it is true because we are constantly faced with ch..." read more

Seattle, WA 98103

Meg Kelly MA LMHC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18173

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Briton Kolber, MA, LMFTA

Briton Kolber, MA, LMFTA

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"I value an approach that embraces what somebody wants to do more than what any approach tells me I should do. We negotiate an agenda based on what I think ..." read more

Seattle, WA 98103

Briton Kolber, MA, LMFTA Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20453

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David Bennett, MA, LMHC

David Bennett, MA, LMHC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"My approach to therapy is collaborative and solution oriented, developed from nearly 30 years of helping children, adults and families identify concerns an..." read more

Seattle, WA 98102

David Bennett, MA, LMHC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14677

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Betsy Rubin, ACSW, LCSW

Betsy Rubin, ACSW, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I have more than 30 years experience helping people deal with getting past the parts of their lives that leave them feeling stuck or unhappy. My practice r..." read more

Seattle, WA 98125

Betsy Rubin, ACSW, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10448

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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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Joel Grossbard, PhD

Joel Grossbard, PhD

Verified Credentials

Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Each individual comes to therapy with a unique set of experiences, values, and goals. I strive to identify their motivation to seek help and to support the..." read more

Seattle, WA 98105

Joel Grossbard, PhD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19943

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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