I have been in private practice for over 20 years treating children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.  I treat common psychological problems such as Anxiety, Panic, Phobias, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Marital and Couple Relationship Problems, Parenting Issues, GLBT, Abuse, Grief, Children and Adolescent Issues, Work Stress, Women's Issues, ADHD, Self-Esteem, and others.  

  I received my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PhD) from the University of Virginia in 1992 and completed my internship at Des Moines Child & Adolescent Guidance Center.  In 2001, I became one of the first ten therapists certified to become a Gottman Relationship Couples Therapist.  In addition, I have had advanced specialized training in Anxiety disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders.


                                                                              MY TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY

         Many people have real and sometimes overwhelming problems that they need to face and solve.  Individuals can experience worry and unhappiness about common issues such as relationship problems, loneliness, depression, anxiety, anger issues, work stress, feeling incompetent, financial stress, divorce, drug and alcohol concerns, feeling guilty, and others.   These basic concerns underlie many psychological problems.  In fact, these are all treatable.

         It is my belief that all individuals, no matter how stressed or overwhelmed, have the capacity to improve their life in some meaningful way.  I work jointly with clients to build a solid and compassionate therapeutic relationship. Specifically, I would work together with you to develop an indivudalized treatment plan.  We would work on treatment goals to find your unique strengths and solutions.  One of the things I enjoy most about my job is helping people improve their lives, explore answers and accept the responsibility to make desired changes.

                                                                          CERTIFIED GOTTMAN COUPLES THERAPIST

       I work with couples to help partners connect more deeply and compassionately, manage conflict better, and honor everyday dreams.  I believe each partner within a couple has a story that needs to be heard.   I help couples build trust and security and "have each other's back."    Intense fighting, affairs, separations, gridlocked problems, deep hurts, parenting struggles, financial difficulties, and feeling disconnected are common referrals issues.  

           I draw treatment strategies from the two most effective couple therapies, the Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. Couples work together with me to design their own custom-tailored treatment plan with specific goals.  I have worked with Drs. John and Julie Gottman since 2003 assisting in their couple workshops in Seattle.


PAYMENTS & INSURANCE:  Co-Payments are due at the time of service.  I accept cash and checks, but do not accept credit or debit cards.  I am a contracted provider for many insurance companies including Premera Blue Cross, Regence Blue Shield, Aetna, First Choice Health , Value Options and others. Please check your individual insurance plan to see if I am a covered or in-network provider on your specific plan.  I am happy to bill your insurance company for you, but payment is your responsibility.

SCHEDULING AND CANCELLATIONS:  You can schedule online from this website or by calling me directly at (206) 669-4328. Your appointment time is held exclusively for you.  Please courteously cancel an appointment 24 hours on a weekday or 48 hours before a Monday appointment or you will be charged for the appointment.  Note that missed appointments or appointments cancelled after the required time frame will be charged for the appointment. 

CRISIS:  If you are in crisis, please call me at (206) 669-4328.   I will try and get back to you within four hours.  If I am unavailable or on vacation, I will leave that message on my voice mail.  If you need immediate assistance or if I do not get back to you within four hours, you have the option to call Snohomish County Crisis Line (425) 258-4357 or go to your nearest emergency room.   
 I look forward to meeting you, answering all your questions, hearing your concerns in detail, and developing an individualized treatment plan together with you...Dr. Pat Worthey

About Dr.  Patricia Worthey