Recommendations for a Seattle therapist and/or resources?
September 6, 2012 10:30 AM Subscribe
Seeking recommendations for a therapist and resources for an 18 year old female in the Seattle/North Seattle (Shoreline) area (abuse, possible PTSD, and more).
posted by sockless to Health & Fitness (7 answers total)
Looking for recommendations for a therapist for my family member who presents as outgoing and warm and is very very bright.
Not sure if the following is relevant, but adding it anyways. She has a genetic predisposition to bipolar disorder and ADD (based on immediate family members), as well as an above-average IQ. She has asked for therapy and says that she "just needs to talk to someone". History includes abuse (sexual, as related to me) and likely PTSD (she was abducted by one parent for 5 years and told that the other parent was out to get them; they lived in shelters and she was forced to change her first name for the duration-- seems like that would result in PTSD to me but I'm not qualified to say).
She might have access to a therapist for low- to no-cost until she turns 19. I'm not clear on Washington State law these days, but it seems that she is somehow covered for doctor visits until then (as she has told me-- may be a part of another coverage that of which I'm not aware). She also works part-time at a grocery store that gives her Group Health benefits (I don't know the details but I can ask); she has no other income. After she turns 19 (or before, if there are no better options) our family will be paying the therapist directly. Ideally we take advantage of any low/no cost options until they run out and then we pay whatever it costs. It would be crucial that she develops a relationship with one therapist and is allowed to remain with them indefinitely.
Again, she has asked for a therapist and says that she will do whatever it takes to get there one day a week if we can make it happen for her. She's in the Shoreline area but can get to anywhere necessary via the bus system. I am not in the area myself but my brother is in Washington State. Recommendations? Resources?