Published: Sunday, December 7, 2008

How to find help

Sea Mar Community Health Centers

Sea Mar Community Health Centers provides bilingual, bicultural outpatient mental health and substance abuse counseling to individuals, groups, and families. It's in its 30th year as a comprehensive health care agency, with clinics and service sites in 10 Washington counties: Clark, Franklin, Grays Harbor Island, King, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston and Whatcom.

Sea Mar accepts Medicaid and does not ask for proof of residence or other kinds of identification. It accepts insurance and charges a co-pay depending on the insurance program. Uninsured clients have discount options depending on income and family size.

The clinics that provide this service are:

  • Clark County:

    Vancouver Outpatient Behavioral Program: 204 E. 35th St., Vancouver, WA 98663; 360-566-4432.

  • Grays Harbor County:

    Aberdeen Outpatient Behavioral Program: 1813 Sumner Ave., Aberdeen, WA 98520; 360-538-1461.

  • King County:

    Bellevue Outpatient Behavioral Program: 12835 Bel Red Road, Bldg. 100, Suite 145, Bellevue, WA 98005; 425-460-7114.

    Seattle Outpatient Behavioral Program: 10001 17th Place S., Lower Level, Seattle, WA 98168; 206-766-6976.

  • Pierce County:

    Tacoma Outpatient Behavioral Program: 1516 S. 11th St., Tacoma, WA 98405; 253-396-1634.

  • Skagit County:

    Mount Vernon Outpatient Behavioral Program: 2500 E. College Way, Suite 100, Mount Vernon, WA 98273-5862; 360-428-8912.

  • Snohomish County:

    Everett Outpatient Behavioral Program: 1031 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett, WA 98208; 425-347-5415.

    Lynnwood Outpatient Behavioral Program: 19707 44th Ave. W., Suite 101, Lynnwood, WA 98036; 425-977-2560.

    Monroe Outpatient Behavioral Program, 909 W. Main St., Suite 102 A, Monroe, WA 98272; 360-805-3122.

  • Thurston County:

    Tumwater Outpatient Behavioral Program: 409 Custer Way, Suite D, Tumwater, WA 98501-3300; 360-570-8258.

    Puyallup Outpatient Behavioral Program: 10217 125th St., Court East, first floor, Puyallup, WA 98373-5862; 253-864-4770.

  • Whatcom County:

    Bellingham Outpatient Behavioral Program: 4455 Cordata Parkway, Bellingham, WA 98226; 360-734-5458.


Other resources that offer some counseling services for minorities and youth in the region:

Consejo Counseling and Referral Service provides mental health services, substance abuse counseling and domestic violence help. Charges depend on clients' income. It accepts Medicaid in some cases. Documentation is not required. 3808 S. Angeline St., Seattle, WA 98118; 206-461-4880.

Asian Counseling and Referral Service is multicultural nonprofit mental counseling organization that helps the Asian Pacific Americans in King County. It accepts insurance, Medicare and Medicaid. Clients must provide photo ID. Showing proof of legal residence is elective. Uninsured clients must pay the full charge. Costs depend on the type of session. The first intake session costs $150. 3639 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S., Seattle, WA 98144; 206-695-7600.

Northwest Family Therapy Institute works with families and communities on depression, anxiety and other emotional problems. Services are available in Spanish and English. It does not accept Medicare or Medicaid. Discounts depend on clients' income. It does not require documents for service.

  • In Tacoma:

    1208 S. 10th St.; 360-951-6304.

  • In Olympia:

    147 Rogers St. NW, second floor; 360-951-6304

How to find help

Hope Guest Home provides shelter and helps women with mental health problems and counseling. Half of the costs are paid by a mental health agency that refers the patient. The other half is paid by Social Security. 915 S. Seventh. St., Tacoma; 253-627-3620

Providence Everett Healthcare Clinic provides family counseling services. Interpreters are available by special arrangement. 1001 N. Broadway, Suite A-3 (College Plaza Shopping Center), Everett. Call 425-317-0300 for information or to reach the interpreting line call 1-888-574-7127.

Compass Health

Provides counseling services to individuals and families, including those with limited English speaking abilities, such as Hispanics, Eastern Europeans, and Asian and Pacific Islanders. In Snohomish County, services are available in Edmonds, Everett, Lynnwood, Marysville, Monroe, Mukilteo, Smokey Point and Snohomish.

In Island County, offices are on Camano Island and in Coupeville and Langley.

In Skagit County, offices are in Mount Vernon and Sedro-Woolley.

And in San Juan County, offices are in Friday Harbor and Eastsound and on Lopez Island.

The service offers translators whenever possible.

Behavioral health services are provided in conjunction with a primary care clinic.

Compass accepts Medicaid, Medicare, Crime Victims Compensation and Champus. It also provides services at different costs depending on need.

New Client Appointments

425-212-3900 or Toll-free: 888-693-7200

Emergency Care Crisis Line

425-258-4357 or toll-free 800-584-3578 or TTY 800-846-8517

Administration/General Information

Toll free 800-457-9303

TTY 425-349-7416

Camano Island 360-387-2736

Everett 425-349-6200

San Juan Islands 360-378-2669

Skagit 360-419-3500

Whidbey Island

North 360-678-5555

South 360-221-8757

Island County locations:

  • Camano Island: 127 N. East Camano Drive; 360-387-2736.

  • Oak Harbor: 390 NE Midway Blvd.; 360-678-5555.

  • Coupeville: 105 NW First St.; 360-678-5555.

  • Langley: 5455 Maxwelton Road; 360-678-5555 or 360-321-4868.

Skagit County locations:

  • LaConner: Swinomish Tribal Center

  • Mount Vernon: 1100 S. Second St.; 360-419-3500.

  • Mount Vernon: 1220 Memorial Highway; 360-419-3500.

  • Sedro-Woolley: 7825 N. Sound Drive; 866-215-8233.

San Juan County locations:

  • Friday Harbor: 520 Spring St.; 360-378-2669.

  • Lopez Island: Lopez Village; 360-378-2669.

  • Eastsound: 374 N. Beach Road 360-378-2669.

Snohomish County locations:

  • Edmonds: 20903 70th Ave. W.; 425-672-3333.

  • Everett: 4526 Federal Ave.; 425-349-6200.

  • Everett: 2735 10th St.; 425-258-4802.

  • Everett: 3322 Broadway; 425-349-6800.

  • Everett: 2613 W. Marine View Drive; 425-349-6700.

  • Lynnwood: 4807 196th St. SW; 425-835-5850.

  • Marysville: 4308 76th St. NE; 425-349-7352.

  • Monroe: 1022 W. Main; 425-349-8810.

  • Mukilteo: 10710 Mukilteo Speedway; 425-290-9745.

  • Smokey Point: 3320 173rd Place NE; 425-349-8700.

  • Snohomish: 221 Ave. B; 425-349-7244.

Sharon Salyer and Alejandro Domínguez’s reporting on the mental health challenges faced by Hispanics is part of a health journalism program offered through the Annenberg-California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships, administered by the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication.

Table of contents
I: Alone Among Us (English)
I: Aislados Entre la Multitud (Español)

II: Fear of 'Loco' Label (English)
II: El miedo de ser llamado Loco (Español)

III: Cultures Turn to Traditional Ways to Heal (English)
III: Mezclando Los Dos Mundos (Español)

IV: Mental illness carries stigma among Asian cultures, too (English)
IV: Hispanos no son los únicos (Español)

Mental Health Resources

Audio and Video
View a video feature about the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Tacoma.
View an audio slideshow about the practice of Jorge Ruiz Chacón, a curandero or natural healer.
Listen to Cristina Mendez-Diaz talk about being at the ICE detention center and her struggle with depression.
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Listen to Jordan Torres talk during his time at Sea Mar's youth treatment center about his battle with drugs and depression.
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