Urgent or Emergency Care

I do not provide immediate or same day emergent care. If you are a current patient, and this is urgent, I will call you back within 24 hours. I can usually get you in to see me within 3 business days.

If you need help with:

Suicidal thinking, suicidal planning or behavior?

Assessing your  safety or the safety of others?

Protecting yourself or others from harm?

Using self harm as a way of coping with feelings or problems?

 First know there is help for what every you are experiencing.

IF YOUR SITUATION IS LIFE THREATENING:

If your or your child’s thinking or behavior even appears life threatening there is same day help at nearest hospital emergency room. Children under the age of 18 should go to Children’s Hospital- Seattle.  If you or they won’t or can’t go then CALL 911. DO NOT DELAY.   In this situation you or  your child needs  expert and efficient care today. Let experts assess the risk so you don’t have to.

 IF YOUR SITUATION IS A CRISIS BUT DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE LIFE THREATENING:

 24 hours/7 day a week resources:

King County Crisis Clinic: 866-427-4747

Snohomish Co. Care Crisis Line:  800-584-3578

 Recovery Help line (Chemical Dependency):  800-789-1511

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255

TEEN LINK: 866-833-6546 (EVENINGS 6-10pm)

Domestic Violence Information:

http://www.kingcounty.gov/courts/Clerk/DomesticViolence.aspx

Treatment for on-going rather than acute  suicidal thinking and behavior requires specialized care.  Often there is need for a team of providers who can work closely together frequently. Kirkland Psychotherapy Inc. does not provide comprehensive care management for patients in need of this care.

 If  your or your child’s safety became a concern during my care, continued care would require full cooperation with my recommendations for urgent, emergent or more intensive care as well as  progress toward stabilization.  Your  or your child’s safety is my first priority.