19009 - 33rd Ave. W.
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Consultation Services to Employers
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
I have been in the mental health field since 1973, spending the first 11 of those years managing chemical dependence programs. In 1984 I moved to WA to set up my private practice. In addition, at that time, I became the Executive Director of my professional association the National Association of Social Workers, WA State Chapter, and became an instructor at the Seattle University Addiction Studies Program. I also conducted workshops up and down the West coast on a variety of addiction and mental health topics.
I consider the counseling relationship to be a partnership in which one seeks an understanding of the stressors that are affecting their life, and learns of strategies that will help alleviate those stressors. Since this partnership is based upon trust and mutual respect, it is important for the client to meet a profession who best meets those needs.
I use a variety of counseling techniques and modalities developed from my long career as a clinical social worker. I apply those techniques that best "fit" each individual issue and only with the active participation of the client.
The counseling relationship is only the beginning - the real work begins when the clients leaves my office and applies the knowledge, understanding and the "tools" learned in the therapy office.
|Practice Specialties or Interests:
in bold text)
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
MSW, University of Utah, 1973
BA, Linfield College, 1971
|Additional Licenses/ Certifications:
||LCSW - State of OR
CSW - State of UT
ACSW - National Association of Social Workers
National Association of Social Workers
||$110 per therapy hour; $145 for first session/evaluation
Any PPO (with Out-of-Network Benefits)
First Choice Health
MHNet Behavioral Health
Preferred Health Network
Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
United Behavioral Health (UBH)
|Insurance and Billing Instructions:
||Insurance is billed directly out of my office following copayment for session. I contact the insurance company directly BEFORE the first session to ensure coverage.
||8 A.M. to 8 P.M.
From I5 take exit 181. This places you Westbound on 196th. Turn right on 36th Ave. and continue to 184th St. Turn right for one block to 33rd and continue on to 19009. The building is on your left.