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Colin Ward, PhD, LMHC, NCC
As a licensed mental health counselor (Lic. #LH60219898) I have extensive experience in helping individuals, couples, and families understand, embrace, and create positive changes in their lives. I provide a supportive environment to regain hope and practice skills to enhance personal, relational, and professional life satisfaction.
I provide counseling for: relational and family distress, loss and trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, and personal wellness. I often assign homework and ask clients to read pertinent articles. When appropriate, I use assessment tools and questionnaires to gather additional information. The length of treatment varies from client to client and couple to couple, generally ranging from one to four months.
Approach to Therapy
My approach is brief, systemic, strength centered, client directed, and outcomes focused. My expertise covers a wide variety of clinical issues, including relational and family distress, loss and trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, and personal wellness. With specific expertise in working with men, I also provide executive coaching for career transition and leadership development. I believe that each individual has unique and inherent personal qualities necessary for empowering change, creating fulfilling relationships and leading a meaningful life. My clients typically engage in counseling weekly from four to six months. I have access to in and out-of-network specialists and offer daytime and evening appointments.
Experience & Education
I have more than 27 years of experience as a counselor and educator in helping individuals, couples, and families understand, embrace, and create positive changes in their lives. I also provide advanced postmodern clinical supervision for recent graduates and seasoned mental health professionals. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and Special Education from the University of Northern Colorado, a Master of Science degree in Counseling from Winona State University, and a Ph.D. in Counseling from Oregon State University. I currently serve as co-chair of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling specialization at Antioch University Seattle, am a licensed mental health counselor in the State of Washington (Lic: LH60219898), and a national certified counselor. I am a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and adhere to the ethical codes of professional conduct by the ACA, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, and the National Board of Certified Counselors.
I am an in-network provider for Premera, Group Health, Humana, First Choice, United Behavioral Health, Regence and Aetna. I am also in-network with Wellspring EAP, Alliance EAP, First Choice EAP and LifeSynch EAP. Please call for inquiries regarding additional insurance plans.
A Good Faith Estimate of expected charges is provided upon scheduling or upon your request for self-pay clients.
Must cancel 24 hours before the appointment to avoid $100 fee.