John X. Allemand, LICSW, MPH, BCD, CGP, Clinical Social Work in Tacoma, Washington, 98402

John X. Allemand, LICSW, MPH, BCD, CGP

John X. Allemand, LICSW, MPH, BCD, CGP
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John X. Allemand, LICSW, MPH, BCD, CGP

Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LICSW - WA: LW60060718
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 03259
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Office 1
621 Pacific Avenue
Suite 315
Tacoma, Washington 98402
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Office 2
3136 E. Madison
Seattle, Washington 98112
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My approach to healing is heavily influenced by the work of existentialist philosophers and psychologists who see humans as both burdened with and ennobled by a quest for meaning in the face of suffering. Psychotherapy provides a safe and intimate space in which to expand our capacity to bear suffering and to find meaning within and through it. Depth psychology, with its origins in the pioneering work of Freud, Jung, and their followers, including the later object relations theorists, posits the idea of the psyche as consisting of both conscious and unconscious thoughts, impulses, fantasies, and ideas. We may be aware that we are feeling certain painful emotions and at the same time, not be able to articulate the source of these difficult feelings. We may be simultaneously aware and unaware of how we are behaving in relation to self or others at any given moment, struggling to make sense of how our most cherished relationships seem to be falling apart. We are caught in "complexes" which seize us unawares, overwhelmed by affects and emotions which do not seem, in kind or intensity, to proceed from "the facts of the matter" (work issues, interpersonal issues, academic challenges, etc.). Symptoms (depression, anxiety, insomnia, compulsions, etc.) are not simply indicators of psychopathology but rather messages, pieces of a narrative which have a purposive function to guide us further toward growth and individuation.

Depth psychology is not meant to "cure" us of these complexes or to reveal completely the mysterious depths of the psyche (of which we are certain there can be no end), but it is a journey in which we may become more aware, may gain insight into ourselves, into the hidden needs, desires, and fears that often motivate us to behave in ways that do not serve us well. With awareness comes choice; we are no longer slaves to the same mistakes or to the same patterns in interpersonal relationships which have continuously proven ineffective, self or other destructive, unproductive. We are free to choose differently and creatively so as to enrich our lives. Depth psychotherapeutic techniques include dialogue with the therapist in an intimate, confidential, and supportive atmosphere, analysis of dreams, active imagination and other expressive modalities like art, music, and poetry.

Email or Call John X. Allemand, LICSW, MPH, BCD, CGP at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 03259

More Info About My Practice

Preferred provider on several major insurance panels.
Fee for service: $125.00--180.00
Sliding scale fee available.
Evening and weekend hours.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Clean Language, Symbolic Modeling, and Metaphor Therapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Depth Therapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Drama Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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