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Charles Johnston, MD

Office: Charles Johnston, MD
4324 Meridian Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
Phone: (206) 526-8562
E-mail:
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Web Site: www.creativesystems.org
Profession: Psychiatrist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Career Evaluations and Counseling
Coaching
Practice Description: My experience is extensive -- including fifteen years training therapists as clinical director at the Institute for Creative Development and fifteen years previous to that in private practice and working in university settings. I work with a wide range of concerns including life direction and purpose, intimacy, anxiety/depression, life transitions, grief and loss, and professional effectiveness. As most people who see me are interested in in-depth work, specific concerns tend in time to branch out into more encompassing questions of general well-being, creative fulfillment, and personal potency.

I often use quite different approaches depending on the person and issues. I am probably best known for my work with people of creative bent (I was a sculptor and musician before becoming a physician), individuals in positions of leadership (I trained leaders extensively through the Institute), and people who themselves are in the helping professions. Whoever I work with, my interest lies ultimately in helping that person be in touch with what to him or her most matter in life and to shape his or her choices in ways that deeply honor it.

I have a policy of not charging for initial sessions unless we decide to work together. (I think it important that a person have the chance to meet with multiple therapists before making a decision). I no longer prescribe medication, though a referral for medication can generally be arranged if working together feels right and medication is appropriate.

At this point in my life I split my time between clinical practice and writing. When not in the city, I can be found working on my latest writing project or pounding nails at a little Victorian beach house (down near the Columbia River) that I've fixed up as a writing retreat,
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Life Transitions
Impaired Professionals
Depression
Adjustment Disorder
Anger Management
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
Co-dependency
Cognitive Disorders
Communication Disorders
Crisis/Trauma
Impulse Control Disorders
Men's Issues
Personal Growth
Personality Disorders
PTSD
Relationship Issues
Self-esteem
Sexual Abuse
Spirituality
Stress Management
Creativity
Leadership
Age Specialties: Adults
Elders
Session Formats: Individual
Couples
Treatment Approaches: Art Therapy
Cognitive/Cognitive-Behavioral
Existential/Humanistic
Family Systems
Integrative
Jungian
Psychodynamic
Reality
Transpersonal
Education: Doctor of Medicine
University of Washington, 1974

Residency in Psychiatry
University of California, 1977
License #: MD00016206
License State: Washington
Fee Schedule: My standard fee is $150/hr. I have a sliding scale for people who lack insurance.
Accepted Insurance: Any Indemnity Plan
Any PPO (with Out-of-Network Benefits)
Insurance and Billing Instructions: I give people a billing at the end of each month that they can send to their insurance companies for reimbursement. Being a physician, most insurance companies provide coverage (of at least 50%).
Office Hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am to 9pm
Driving Directions: Center of Wallingford, a block and a half South of 45th.

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Charles Johnston, MD, Psychiatrist in Seattle

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Years in Practice:  Over 20
Gender:  Male
Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Sliding Fee Scale:  Yes
Prescribe Medication:  No
Wheelchair Accessible:  No
Public Transportation:  Yes

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