Make a change for the better today with our Behavioral Health services. Our strengths-based and person-centered services promote resilience and positive changes that are long lasting and meaningful to you.

As a Trauma-Informed Care organization, Lutheran Community Services Northwest strives to ensure that individuals of all ages have timely access to mental health services from knowledgeable caring providers. To provide clinically and culturally appropriate behavioral healthcare and related services, our experienced clinicians seek to understand each person’s unique situation, and then develop a plan to assist individuals on their path to wellness through counseling and skill building.

If you are seeking behavioral health outpatient services or would like to make a referral:

  • Call our Intake Team at 509-747-8224
  • Email us at [email protected]
  • Complete and return the appropriate referral form

More detailed referral information and forms may be found in the sections below.

Individual, Group and Family Involved Therapy

Our counselors work collaboratively with you to support growth, healing and well-being. We offer a variety of outpatient individual and group counseling services for youth, adolescents and adults with behavioral health needs. We specialize in youth services and work with trauma survivors and crime victims. Other areas of focus include anxiety, depression, behavioral problems (including problematic sexualized behaviors), parenting and refugee services.

Our counselors are trained in a variety of Evidence Based Practices to best meet your needs. Some of these practices are:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • CBT Plus for anxiety, behaviors, depression
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Trauma Focused-CBT

We offer ancillary adult, parent and refugee Certified Peer Counselor support services as well as Clinical Care Coordination for integrated healthcare management.

Eligibility – We accept Washington State Medicaid MCO plans, Crime Victims Compensation, and some insurance plans (dependant on therapist availability under a specific plan). Additionally, we have some specialized grants for victims of sexual assault, families served through the Children’s Administration, and for refugees and immigrants. To learn more about the available options for you including potential for private pay/sliding scale payments, please contact our intake team to coordinate.


Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe)

WISe came out of a need to serve youth with mental and behavioral health challenges in their homes and communities to decrease the reliance on out-of-home placements. When other strategies haven’t worked, it’s time to try WISe.

The WISe program offers:

  • Facilitation of the wraparound process to identify needs behind the behavior.
  • Development of individualized plans to address those needs while allowing the youth to remain at home.
  • A team-based, collaborative approach with the family’s voice at the center.
  • A therapist to help youth process life events and find healing.
  • A focus on strengths and providing multi-level support to the family and youth.

WISe is a focused and purposeful program, tailored to the specific needs of the family and youth, using the strengths each member brings. WISe equips families with skills to manage the stress and complexities of having a child with mental and behavioral health challenges while allowing them to safely remain at home and in the community. We specialize in working with youth who have multiple system involvements including Juvenile Justice, Child Protective Services, etc.

WISe is a voluntary program serving youth under the age of 21 who are Medicaid eligible and have a qualifying mental health diagnosis.
To make a referral for WISe services through LCSNW, please contact our intake professionals at 509-747-8224. All families interested in services will be invited to participate in an in-person, tele-health or telephone screening.

For additional resources and information regarding WISe, please click here.


Family Outreach Crisis Intervention Services (FOCIS)

FOCIS is a 30-day intervention for families of children who are experiencing a mental health and behavioral crisis. Our in-home and community-based services include:

  • Mental health therapy
  • Therapeutic aid services
  • Intensive case management
  • 24-hour crisis on-call support
  • Care coordination and connection to resources

We use a Wraparound philosophy with a team approach focusing on strengths and the family. Our Child and Family Team works to establish community supports that assists families after FOCIS.

FOCIS is appropriate for children 18 years and younger and their families who require additional support to successfully transition from in-patient care. At the same time, we strive to prevent the need for a higher level of service such as hospitalization.

Problematic Sexualized Behaviors

We offer this specialized treatment process for youth with problematic sexualized behavior that focuses on education, supervision, family support, community collaboration, and therapeutic intervention. Our goal is to reduce the occurrence of problematic sexualized behaviors for individual youth and the community as a whole.

We primarily work with youth age 17 and younger. We serve Medicaid eligible families and accept some private insurance. Please note that we do not currently have a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider (CSOTP) on staff, so services provided may not conform to some court requirements such as SSODA or SSOSA treatment.


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