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Where to seek help

Look here for a variety of annotated book suggestions, articles, professional associations and referrals, and links to helpful parent support related websites.

 

Featured Book

Addictive Thinking and The Addictive Personality. Book.

Addictive Thinking and The Addictive Personality

by Abraham J. Twerski, M.D. and Craig Nakken

Addictive Thinking looks at how addictive thought is inherently self-deceptive yet offers a superficial logic that can mislead the addict and the addict's family members.

The Addictive Personality powerfully and poignantly describes the process of addiction — the causes, stages of development, and consequences — and has helped thousands of people better understand one of the most widespread and costly illnesses facing our society.

 

Books:

Addiction

ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)

Adoption and Attachment

Depression

General Healing

Parenting

Relationship and Communication

The Tough Adolescent

   

FAITH AT WORK

When God Interrupts. Book.

WHEN GOD INTERRUPTS: Finding New Life Through Unwanted Change

by M. Craig Barnes

Our lives are constantly changing. It’s hard to keep up, to keep our balance. It’s hard to keep trusting in God. And it’s especially difficult when the changes we’re faced with are unwanted: the death of a loved one, a child leaving home, an illness, a frustrated dream.

Edges of His Ways. by Amy Carmichael

EDGES OF HIS WAYS: Daily Devotional Notes

by Amy Carmichael

Amy Carmichael went to South India in 1895 and remained there without a break until she entered into Life in January 1951. A great woman who did a great work? The impression left by this book is rather that she was the servant of a great God.

You are My Hiding Place. Book.

YOU ARE MY HIDING PLACE: A 40 Day Journey in the Company of Amy Carmichael

arranged by David Hazard

Can I trust God in every circumstance? Can I rely on His promises — of protection, security, safety, provision, comfort — when I most need them? Is God always there for me? So many struggle to find confidence in God. Amy Carmichael stepped faithfully into the darkness surrounding her, and found the greatest "refuge" of all — the sheltering love of God, who is with us in all things.

When Amy Carmichael (1867-1951) arrived in India, she had no idea the dangerous work ahead — to save young girls from cult prostitution in Hindu temples. Nor could she imagine the times of material need, physical danger, pain and debilitating illness, disappointment and attack by friends. From this crucible, she writes of her uplifting times with God — who calls us all to find safety in Him, to live honestly before Him, and to receive peace as we live in His presence.

Amy Carmichael, a well known poet, hymnwriter, and author, spent fifty-six years in India as a missionary. The legacy of her work stand as a lasting testimony to the courageous young woman from Northern Ireland who stepped into the darkness surrounding her and found the greatest "refuge" of all — the sheltering love of God.

Shattered Dreams. Book.

SHATTERED DREAMS: God’s Unexpected Pathway to Joy

by Larry Crabb

“A new way to live is available to us,” writes widely respected author and counselor Larry Crabb, "a way that leads to a joy-filled encounter with Christ, to a life-arousing community with others, and to a powerful transformation of our interior worlds that makes us more like Jesus.” You’ll see how God moves you from shattered dreams to better dreams to the highest dream — and the joy that comes from dreaming it.

This is a book that will ... draw you to your closest Friend, help you discover your deepest spiritual desires, point you to your greatest hope, help you face your deepest pain, and invite you to your highest joy.

Return of the Prodigal Son. Book.

RETURN OF THE PRODIGAL SON:   A Story of Homecoming

by Henri Nouwen

When Henri Nouwen stumbled across a poster of Rembrandt's Return of the Prodigal Son he began a spiritual journey that would help him understand the biblical parable as well as the story of his own life. Take this opportunity to join Henri as he leads the wayward prodigal and judgmental sibling who reside within each of us towards the open-handed, overwhelming compassion and eternal love of the Father. The Return of the Prodigal Son will transform your reading of the parable and the way you understand your life story.

Like Dew your Youth. Book.

LIKE DEW YOUR YOUTH: Growing Up With Your Teenager

by Eugene Peterson

"I'll dress the way I want!" You wouldn't understand!" "I'm not going to church!" "You never trust me!" Comments like these evoke a host of responses from parents of adolescents: anxiety, anger, detachment, despair. But Eugene Peterson believes that these kinds of encounters offer important opportunities for parents and teens to grow closer to each other and to God. This book will help you view your son or daughter's teen years from a refreshing perspective. In addition to a wealth of positive, effective ways to deal with many of the problems and pains of growing up, this encouraging book offers an understanding of parent-adolescent relationships that will promote an atmosphere of communication, trust, frankness, forgiveness, love and harmony in your home. Study questions at the end of each chapter help you apply the practical, biblically based teaching offered here.

When God Interrupts. Book.

THE BLESSING

by Gary Smalley & John Townsend

Brian spent a lifetime seeking his father's approval. He tried everything. Even when his dad lay dying, he rushed to his side and pleaded one last time, "Please say you love me, please!" If you can relate to Brian's pain, The Blessing offers healing. Family counselors Gary Smalley and John Trent define the "blessing" bestowed by parents, explain what to do if you never received it, and counsel you in giving your blessing to loved ones.

When God Interrupts. Book.

WHAT’S SO AMAZING ABOUT GRACE?

by Philip Yancey

Grace is the church's great distinctive. It's the one thing the world cannot duplicate, and the one thing it craves above all else for only grace can bring hope and transformation to a jaded world. In What's So Amazing About Grace?, award-winning author Philip Yancey explores grace at street level. What is grace? If grace is God's love for the undeserving, then what does it look like in action? If Christians are its sole dispensers, how are we doing at lavishing grace on a world that knows far more of cruelty and unforgiveness than it does of mercy? In his most personal and provocative book ever, Yancey offers compelling, true portraits of grace's life-changing power. He searches for its presence in his own life and in the church. He challenges us to become living answers to a world that desperately wants to know What's So Amazing About Grace?

 

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UNDERSTANDING THE ISSUES

 Addiction
Addictive Thinking and The Addictive Personality, book

Addictive Thinking and The Addictive Personality

by Abraham J. Twerski, M.D. and Craig Nakken

Addictive Thinking looks at how addictive thought is inherently self-deceptive yet offers a superficial logic that can mislead the addict and the addict's family members.

The Addictive Personality powerfully and poignantly describes the process of addiction — the causes, stages of development, and consequences — and has helped thousands of people better understand one of the most widespread and costly illnesses facing our society.

These books can be purchased as a single book or as separate books.

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 ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
Driven to Distraction. Book

DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood

by Edward Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D.

Through vivid stories of the experiences of their patients (both adults and children), Drs. Hallowell and Ratey show the varied forms ADD takes — from the hyperactive search for high stimulation to the floating inattention of daydreaming — and the transforming impact of precise diagnosis and treatment.

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 Adoption and Attachment
Primal Wound. Book

THE PRIMAL WOUND

by Nancy Verrier

In its application of information about pre-and perinatal psychology, attachment, bonding, and loss, The Primal Wound clarifies the effects of separation from the birthmother on adopted children. In addition, it gives those children, whose pain has long been unacknowledged or misunderstood, validation for their feelings, as well as explanations for their behavior. The insight which Ms. Verrier brings to the experiences of abandonment and loss will contribute not only to the healing of adoptees, their adoptive families, and birthmothers, but will bring undertanding and encouragement to anyone who had ever felt abandoned.

Twenty things adopted kids wish their adoptive parents knew. Book

TWENTY THINGS ADOPTED KIDS WISH THEIR ADOPTIVE PARENTS KNEW

by Sherrie Eldridge

As both an adoptee and president of Jewel Among Jewels Adoption Network, Eldridge brings an original approach to the topic of adoption. In an attempt to inform adoptive parents of the unique issues adoptees face, she discusses adoptee anger, mourning, and shame and adoption acknowledgment while using case studies to illustrate how parents can better relate to their adopted child. This book is solidly written but not without its flaws; most importantly, it lacks information concerning child development, e.g., whether parents should use the same approach to questions with a three-year-old as with a 14-year-old. Still, this book will go well in any collection dealing with adoption. (review from Library Journal)

Being Adopted. Book

BEING ADOPTED: The Lifelong Search for Self

by David M. Brodzinsky, Ph.D., Marshall D. Schechter, M.D., and Robin Marantz Henig

Being Adopted uses the voices of adoptees themselves to trace how adoption is experienced over a lifetime, and their reflections are moving, keenly self-aware, and very personal. Replete with vital and astute analysis by the authors, this book offers a place to turn for thousands of adoptees who, at one time or another, have questioned the validity of their feelings but have had no one to compare their experiences with.

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 Depression
When God Interrupts. Book.

MASK OF MELANCHOLY

by John White

In The Masks of Melancholy the Christian psychiatrist explores the subject of depression in the hope of alleviating the unnecessary "pain and shame" associated with this condition. The shame attached to depression is all too prevalent in the church today because of our ignorance of depressive illness and our unwillingness to help or accept those who suffer from it.

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 General Healing
Changes that Heal. Book.

CHANGES THAT HEAL

by Henry Cloud

Dr. Cloud takes the reader step-by-step through the four basic tasks of becoming mature image bearers of God. They are: Bonding to others, Separating from others, Sorting out good and bad in ourselves and others, and Becoming an adult. Dr. Cloud not only explains and describes each task, he also identifies the problems that result when we fail to accomplish that task, and he shows us what changes to make in our lives in order to bring about healing.

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 Parenting
Parenting Adolescents. Book.

PARENTING ADOLESCENTS

by Kevin Huggins

There's more to parenting adolescents than laying down God-honoring rules, trying to enforce them fairly, and doing your best to keep the lines of communication open.

The task of shaping a young person's life is a very personal and painstaking one. It goes beyond what you say or do to draw upon who you are inside: how well you deal with the things he or she is facing; how closely you rely on God to strengthen, protect, and guide you each day. That's why learning how to become a better parent is impossible without first considering who you are as a person.

In Parenting Adolescents, Kevin Huggins examines the many ties between rearing mature, Christlike kids, and developing maturity, wisdom, and Christlikeness in your own life. Rather than offering a series of formulas designed to generate better behavior in your kids, he shows how the normal ups and downs of family life can be used to build true love and godly character in you and your teens at the same time.

Making Peace with Your Teenager. Book.

MAKING PEACE WITH YOUR TEENAGER

by Kevin Huggins

Biblical and practical. For parents who seek to foster their relationships with their teenage children and guide them toward Christian values and a heartfelt love for God.

 

Systematic Training for Effective Parenting of Teens.. Book.

SYSTEMATIC TRAINING FOR EFFECTIVE PARENTING OF TEENS:  The Parent Guide

by Don Dinkmeyer & Gary D. McKay

Parents know the challenges of raising teenagers. This popular guide is filled with easy-to-understand-and-apply skills that help parents connect with teens and deal with their "issues." Includes practical guidance on social pressure, dating, grades, career plans, and alcohol, tobacco, and drug abuse prevention.

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 Psychology
Owning Your Own Shadow. Book.

OWNING YOUR SHADOW: Understanding the Dark Side of the Psyche

by Robert A. Johnson

The shadow in Jungian psychology is the unconscious dumping ground for undesirable characteristics of personality. "Owning" the shadow — accepting it as part of one's self — is seen as the first step toward wholeness. Using examples from history, mythology, and religion, Johnson, offers a tour of the shadow, showing its origin and features, and demonstrating how and why it bursts into consciousness when least expected. The author reveals how experience of romantic love may lead to awareness of both positive and negative aspects of the shadow, and how integrating the shadow into one's personality can be a challenging religious experience. This clearly written, thought-provoking work is recommended for academic and public libraries. (From Library Journal)

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 Relationships and Communication
 
When Helping you is Hurting me. Book

WHEN HELPING YOU IS HURTING ME

by Carmen Renee Berry

Do you find yourself trapped in a relationship where you do all the giving and the other person does all the taking? If, so you have fallen into the Messiah Trap. This book is your ticket out.

When Helping you is Hurting me. Book

CODEPENDENT NO MORE — How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring For Yourself

by Melody Beattie

Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else's, you may be codependent--and you may find yourself in this book.

The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.

With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, Codependent No More is a simple, straightforward, readable map of the perplexing world of codependency — charting the path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness.

Boundaries Book

BOUNDARIES: When to Say Yes, When to Say No, To Take Control of your Life

by Henry Cloud & John Townsend

Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. In other words, boundaries define who we are and who we are not. Boundaries impact all areas of our lives: Physical boundaries help us determine who may touch us, mental boundaries give us the freedom to have our own thoughts, emotional boundaries help us to deal with our own emotions and spiritual boundaries help us to distinguish God's will from our own.

Boundaries with Teens. Book

BOUNDARIES WITH TEENS

by Henry Cloud & John Townsend

Help teenagers grow into healthy adults who take responsibility for their behavior, values, and lives! The father of two teenage boys, best-selling author Townsend shares experienced, biblically based insights, including how to bring order to an out-of-control household; set limits and still be loving parents; define legitimate boundaries for the family; and instill godly characteristics.

Bonds That Make Us Free. Book.

BONDS THAT MAKE US FREE: Healing Our Relationships, Coming to Ourselves

by C. Terry Warner

Why do we get trapped in negative emotions when it's clear that life is so much fuller and richer when we are free of them? Bonds That Make Us Free is a ground-breaking book that suggests the remedy for our troubling emotions by addressing their root causes. You'll learn how, in ways we scarcely suspect, we are responsible for feelings like anger, envy, and insecurity that we have blamed on others.

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 The Tough Adolescent
When God Interrupts. Book.

TREATING THE TOUGH ADOLESCENT: A Family Based, Step-by-Step Guide

by Scott P. Sells

This book illuminates the causes of severe adolescent behavioral problems and presents a research-based, 15-step model for helping families bring about meaningful change. Incorporating structural and strategic principles, the author's cohesive approach focuses on setting clear rules and consequencs; changing the mood and direction of confrontations; neutralizing such problem behaviors as disrespect, truancy, running away, violence, and threats of suicide; and restoring positive, nurturing family relationships.

 

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STORIES OF HOPE

Man's Search for Meaning. Book.

Beautiful Boy

by David Sheff

From as early as grade school, the world seemed to be on Nic Sheff's string. Bright and athletic, he excelled in any setting and appeared destined for greatness. Yet as childhood exuberance faded into teenage angst, the precocious boy found himself going down a much different path. Seduced by the illicit world of drugs and alcohol, he quickly found himself caught in the clutches of addiction. Beautiful Boy is Nic's story, but from the perspective of his father, David. Achingly honest, it chronicles the betrayal, pain, and terrifying question marks that haunt the loved ones of an addict. Many respond to addiction with a painful oath of silence, but David Sheff opens up personal wounds to reinforce that it is a disease, and must be treated as such. Most importantly, his journey provides those in similar situations with a commodity that they can never lose: hope. Dave Callanan — Amazon.com Review

Man's Search for Meaning. Book.

MAN’S SEARCH FOR MEANING

by Viktor Frankl

Man's Search for Meaning has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 psychiatrist Viktor Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the stories of his many patients, he argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose.

The Shack. Book.

THE SHACK

by William P. Young

Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack's world forever. In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant "The Shack" wrestles with the timeless question, "Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?" The answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him.

The Year of Magical Thinking. Book.

THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING

by Joan Didion

The Year of Magical Thinking is a masterpiece in two genres: memoir and investigative journalism. The subject of the memoir is the year after the sudden death of the writer's husband. The target of the investigation, though, is the nature of folly and time. The writer attends to details, assembles a chronology, and asks hard questions of the witnesses, most notably herself. But she imagines that the story she tells can be revised, the world righted, her husband returned, alive. What she offers is an unflinching journey into intimacy and grief.

Come Back. Book.

COME BACK

by Claire Fontaine and Mia Fontaine

In powerful parallel stories, mother and daughter give mesmerizing first-person accounts of the nightmare that shattered their family and the amazing journey they took to find their way back to each other. Claire Fontaine's relentless cross-country search for her missing child and ultimate decision to force her into treatment in Eastern Europe is a gripping tale of dead ends, painful revelations, and, at times, miracles. Mia Fontaine describes her refuge in the seedy underworld of felons and addicts as well as the jarring shock of the extreme, if loving, school that enabled her to overcome depression and self-loathing. Both women detail their remarkable process of self-examination and healing with humor and unsparing honesty.

Shouting at the Sky. Book.

SHOUTING AT THE SKY: Troubled Teens and the Promise of the Wild

by Gary Ferguson

Nature as few have imagined it: Utah, a windswept desert thick with spring, the flash of primrose, treeless hills, canyons shining in the sun. And in the distance, all but lost in these great sweeps of rock and sky, a group of teenagers, fresh out of suburban America, are struggling desperately to build new lives-beyond crack and crystal mete, beyond sadness, beyond a pain that has brought many to the brink of self-destruction.

Shouting at the Sky is a story resplendent with glimpses into power of the human spirit and the healing that is possible when the beauty and challenges of the wild are linked to it. It is a story of individuals, counselors and participants alike, grown-ups and youths, sharing the struggle to find themselves.

The Alchemist. Book.

The Alchemist

by Paulo Coelho

This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasures found within. Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, the story of Santiago is an eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts.

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Articles:

 

The Hope Factor (web link)

In an article from Seattle Pacific University's Response magazine, Seattle Pacific University graduate student Lauren Shepherd looks at why one person will flourish and another flounder in the same circumstances? Research in positive psychology demonstrates that those who thrive in life often possess the personality-related variable of hope.


Mindfulness: take charge of your mind and body (web link)

In this newspaper article, Seattle Times staff reporter, Richard Seven, looks at the practice of mindfulness and how it can help us focus on the present, not on an uncertain future.


A Vision of Healing Families (PDF)

Donelyn Gamble writes about her family's experience, where families can turn for help and questions to ask when you are looking at programs for your child.



Web Resources:

 

COUNSELING

Samaritan Center of Puget Sound

www.samaritanps.org

206-527-2266

Samaritan Center of Puget Sound, formerly Presbyterian Counseling Service, is an ecumenical Christian counseling center providing affordable and accessible services in the greater Seattle, Washington area. They believe that the whole person — spirit, mind, and body — is important in the healing process. They are respectful of each client's individual faith and life choices.

Samaritan counselors can help provide a safe place for youth to learn to relate to adults, address life and family issues, and develop positive life skills.

 

Ryther Child Center

www.ryther.org

206-525-5050

Ryther helps provide care and assistance for children, youth and families experiencing or at risk from neglect, mental illness, or emotional, physical, sexual and/or chemical abuse.

Ryther operates an Inpatient Chemical Dependency Treatment Program that helps treat addicted youth of ages 13 to 17 who are learning to live without drugs and alcohol.


Collaborative Coaching Program for Teens and Their Families

www.collaborativecoaching.net

A Service of Ryther Child Center

Ben Wahl, Program Director

206-517-0222

Experienced mentors help young people uncover new strengths and find paths to healthy living and professionally trained parent coaches provide the guidance and support to help parents take on new roles with their children.

 

Vicki Schoettle, M.S. W., A.C.S.W

www.parentconsult.net

Parent Mentor, Coach & Counselor

206-478-6444

For parents who need more than friendly advice, yet less than therapy. Vicki’s services are for parents who are searching for hands-on support and are open to new strategies.

 

Kara Bazzi, MS, MFT

www.karabazzicounseling.com

Eating Disorders, Family Therapy & Adolescents

206-999-1227

Kara offers counseling services to individuals, couples and families who are struggling with eating disorders, negative body image, depression, anxiety, identity issues, spiritual concerns, issues between adolescents and parents, and blended families.

Coming from an athletic background, Kara also feel very impassioned to help athletes whose body and eating concerns are detrimental to their athletic performance.

 

Michael Galloway

www.michaelgalloway.com

Individual, Family & Group Counseling

Master Addiction Counselor

206-526-7945

Michael Galloway has over 25 years experience working with individuals, couples, families, teens and groups in a variety of educational and treatment settings. He has developed expertise in treating depression, adjustment, anxiety, grief & loss, communication problems, crisis & conflict resolution and addiction recovery.

He takes a holistic view of individuals which considers developmental, social, psychological, emotional and spiritual themes as channels for understanding personal difficulties and for facilitating change.

Michael is facilitating 2 support groups for teens and young adults appropriate for both pre and post treatment clients:

Young Men (ages approx 17-22)

Wednesday 5:30-6:45pm

 

Young Women (ages approx 17-22)

Monday 5:30-6:45pm

 

Michael also facilitates a parent support group for the parents of his clients

 

Julie A. Church. RD, CD

www.juliechurchnutrition.com

Registered Dietitian

Eating Disorders

206-854-8959

JulieChurchRD@yahoo.com

Julie A. Church is a registered dietitian who specializes in one-on-one nutrition counseling. Teens, women, and families from all across the Puget Sound come to Julie with issues including eating disorders, body image concerns, poly cystic ovarian syndrome, sports nutrition, and disordered eating.

Julie facilitates two groups appropriate for some teens.

Teen Food and Body Group — Educational and experiential nutrition counseling group for teens struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image concerns.
More information (PDF)


Community Meal Support Group — Dietitian monitored meal environment for those in treatment for an eating disorder.
More information (PDF)

 

David C Hall, MD

www.FamilyHealing.com

Child, Adolescent & Family Psychiatry

206-527-2266 ext 304

Dr. Dave Hall is a child, adolescent and family psychiatrist in private practice in Seattle since 1983.

Dr. Hall has developed special expertise in helping families overburdened by physical brain disorders including depression, moodswings, alcohol abuse, and attentional difficulties.

Author of Stop Arguing and Start Understanding: Eight Steps to Solving Family Conflicts, Dr. Hall believes that "one parent committed to bringing an atmosphere of love and understanding to the family can create the necessary change if your goals are clear and your strategies are consistent with those goals."

 

Meier Clinics

www.meierclinics.com

1-888-7clinic

Meier Clinics provide Christian counseling in a safe environment where men, women, and children can work through issues that are robbing them of satisfaction and enjoyment in life.

They treat a wide range of mental health issues including depression, addictions, anger, anxiety, parenting, self-esteem, spiritual concerns, stress, and more.

 

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UNDERSTANDING THOSE CREDENTIALS

Psychology Today

www.therapists.psychologytoday.com

The Therapy Directory will help in deciphering all those letters following a provider’s name.

One example:

LCPC — A Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor has advanced training, a graduate academic degree, clinical work experience, and has completed a state-certified licensing examination. Counselors often treat people dealing with problems such as alcoholism, addiction, or eating disorders. Some specialize in marriage, family, or child counseling. With this license, the counselor can work independently and can receive health-care insurance reimbursements.

 

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EDUCATION CONSULTANTS

Amy Aldrich, MA, Psychology, LMHC, LPC

www.aldricheducationalconsulting.com

Integrative Educational Consulting

206-406-7588

Our goal is to help you find the best program that will integrate the many types of support (academic, emotional, social, physical, etc.) that your child may need to address their struggles and help them discover their strengths through assistance with individualized education, special needs programs, crisis intervention, and drug and alcohol issues.

 

Kristin Kajer-Cline, MA

www.educationalconnections.com

425-467-0505

Education Connections

Advice and assistance to parents searching for appropriate school and/or therapeutic options for: struggling pre-adolescents & adolescents, learning differences, developmental delays & young adults.

 

Dana Dean Doering, ARNP

www.deandoering.com

Dean Doering & Associates

206-324-3344

Child and adolescent psychiatric mental health specialists with experience in education, child development and child guidance. Assistance in exploring education options and therapeutic and crisis intervention options.

 

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CRISIS INTERVENTION

Crisis Clinic

www.crisisclinic.org

206-461-3222 or 1-866-427-4747

Telephone services provide immediate, confidential assistance for people in emotional distress and in need of help. Online service provides links to community resources.

Crisis Clinic also has direct links for teens and a Where To Turn For Teens directory.

www.866Teenlink.org

206-461-4922

1-866-833-5465

 

 

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SELF-HARM

Lysamena Project on Self-Injury (cutting)

www.self-injury.org

Christian-based self-injury information and resources compiled by a young woman who was involved at one time in self-injury.


S.A.F.E. Alternatives (Self Abuse Finally Ends)

www.selfinjury.com

1-800-DONT-CUT

S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® is a nationally recognized treatment approach, professional network, and educational resource base, which is committed to helping you and others achieve an end to self-injurious behavior.

 

Youth Suicide Prevention Program

www.yspp.org

206-297-5922

YSPP's mission is to reduce teen suicide attempts and deaths in Washington State. Working toward that goal, they build public awareness, offer training, and support communities taking action.

 

Power of the Second Choice

www.powerofthesecondchoice.org

Linda Matherne

253-740-5570

A movement created to end our silence in the face of suicide through acknowledgement & empowerment

 

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LOOKING FOR ASSISTANCE

Woodbury Reports — Struggling Teens

www.strugglingteens.com

A place to read about options for a struggling or at-risk teen as well as information for parents on placement selection criteria, articles, updates on programs, other resources.

 

Independent Educational Consultants Association (ICEA)

www.educationalconsulting.org

A professional association of experienced education consultants which allows you to search for a consultant by type of program, location, or name.

 

National Association of Therapeutic Schools & Programs (NATSAP)

www.natsap.org

Directory of schools, programs, residential treatment centers, wilderness programs and information for parents to aid in locating help for a struggling child.

 

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SUPPORT & RENEWAL

Stephen Ministries

www.upc.org

A ministry of University Presbyterian Church

206-524-7301 ext 131

Stephen Ministers are trained lay ministers who come alongside to listen, encourage and support you in a time of discouragement, grief, loneliness, depression, transition, or of being overwhelmed.


Renewal Ministries Northwest

www.renewalminnw.org

360-361-6994

The mission of Renewal Ministries is come alongside individuals and groups to journey along time-honored paths which bring us into God’s presence through retreats, educational forums, one-to-one spiritual direction, healing prayer and resources.


Rosary Heights — Dominican Retreat Center

www.rosaryheights.org

206-542-3740

A peaceful place for those seeking refuge and reflective quiet time.

 

Eating Disorders Support Group

groups.msn.com/seattleFED

www.upc.org

A ministry of University Presbyterian Church 

206/524-7301, ext. 132

We are a peer-moderated group that’s free of charge.  We aren’t therapists or nutritionists, but we are all veterans of an eating disorder.  We know what it’s like to face the confusion, the fear, the frustration and even the anger of watching a loved one go through an eating disorder and the recovery process

 

Changes Parent Support Network

www.cpsn.org

1-888-468-2620

A support group for parents with a child exhibiting disrespect, defiance, substance abuse, dangerous choices, truancy.

 

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OTHER RESOURCES

Parent Trust for Washington Children

www.parenttrust.org

206-233-0156 ext 225

1-800-932-4673 Family Help Line

Unique solutions for the entire family through effective free or low cost classes, workshops and coaching.


Sound Mental Health

www.smh.org

206-302-2200

A private non-profit organization in King County offering treatment to individuals and families for mental health and chemical dependency issues.


Statewide Action for Family Empowerment (SAFE WA)

www.safewashington.org

1-866-300-1998

A network of family organizations focused on supporting parents and caregivers raising children with complex mental health needs and youth organization supporting youth.

 

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DRUG & ALCOHOL RESOURCES

Michael Galloway, M.Ed., M.A.

www.michaelgalloway.com

206-526-7945

In addition to individual, family and group counseling, Michael also runs both parent support groups and recovery groups for 17-24 year old young men and women.


Science and Management of Addictions Foundation (SAMA)

www.samafoundation.org

206-322-7262

Family support and advocacy network working to eliminate the disease of substance addiction in youth by advancing research, education and treatment. The Family Navigator program provides one-to-one support to assist parents as they navigate the treatment system.

 

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America and Washington

www.drugfree.org

1-800-562-1240

The Partnership motivates and equips parents to prevent their children from using drugs and alcohol, and to find help and treatment for family and friends in trouble.


Alcohol/Drug 24-Hour Help Line

www.adhl.org

206-722-3700 or 1-800-562-1240

The Alcohol/Drug 24-Hour Help Line (ADHL) is a confidential, Washington Statewide telephone service providing assistance and guidance for people with alcohol and other drug-related problems. 

 

WA State Teen Line

www.theteenline.org

206-722-4222

Crisis intervention & referral service which offers resources help, support and resources for those who want to talk about their personal drug/alcohol use or someone elses.

 

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12-Step Groups

Al-Anon/Alateen

Greater Seattle www.seattle-al-anon.org

Washington State www.wa-al-anon.org

206-625-0000

Hope and help for families of alcoholics, or for those with co-dependency issues.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

www.seattleaa.org

206-587-2838

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism

 

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

www.seattlena.org

206-790-8888

A fellowship of recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. 

 

Cocaine Anonymous (CA)

www.caofwa.org

425-244-1150

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction to cocaine.

 

Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA)

www.crystalmeth.org

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, so they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from addiction to crystal meth.

 

Marijuana Anonymous

www.marijuana-anonymous.org

206-548-9034

A fellowship of men and women who share our experience, strength, and hope with each other that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction.

 

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INTERNET AND ONLINE
GAMING ADDICTION

On-line Gamers Anonymous

www.olganon.org

On-Line Gamers Anonymous is a fellowship of people sharing their experience, strengths and hope to help each other recover and heal from the problems caused by excessive game playing.

 

The Center for Internet Addiction Recovery

www.netaddiction.com

814-451-2405

The Center for Online Addiction offers hope and valuable resources to those seeking information about Internet addiction. Internet addiction is a type of compulsive disorder and as an organization, they are specifically dedicated to helping people who suffer from this form of addictive behavior.

 

Self-Diagnosis Questionaire

www.bcceastmi.com/
computerinternetaddiction.html

This website includes a self diagnosis questionaire around ten symptoms of computer/internet addiction that was developed by James Fearing, Ph.D., at the National Counseling Center in Minneapolis, MN.

 

 

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