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What is Therapeutic Health Services (THS)?


Therapeutic Health Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit chemical dependency and mental health treatment agency located in Seattle, Washington, USA. THS is a United Way of King County member agency, and is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Chemical dependency and mental health services are offered at nine THS locations and every branch is licensed by the State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services. THS has been serving the citizens of the Greater Seattle/King County area since 1972.


Where are mental health services offered?


All nine THS branches are licensed to provide both mental health and chemical dependency services by the State of Washington.


What is mental illness?


Mental illness is an emotional pattern that causes you to function less capably in your everyday living. Obsessive and/or addictive behavior is also a sign of mental illness.

Mental illness is NOT a brief period of anxiety, grief, anger or other feelings that may be out of character. You may be anticipating a new job, a move, a loss of a family member or friend, or you may have been a victim of a personal crime. It is natural at times to experience periods of great emotion. A brief intervention with a mental health counselor may be helpful to help you balance your feelings and your everyday living.

If your anxiety, fear, grief or anger persists, and your work performance, health and hygiene, communications with family, friends and co-workers begin to strain or deteriorate, you should quickly make an appointment with a mental health counselor. You are experiencing symptoms in need of early intervention or strategies in order to maintain better mental health. Early intervention and prevention may avoid escalation of symptoms that result in a serious/chronic condition.


How much does it cost?


THS is committed to helping every individual and family achieve their highest level of independence and offers an array of payment plans to meet the needs of every budget.

  • THS accepts publicly funded clients
  • THS accepts private and group insurance plans
  • THS also offers a sliding fee scale and payment plans for those who might otherwise “fall through the cracks”
  • No one will be turned away for solely financial reasons

What mental health  services are offered?


THS offers comprehensive treatment services for adults, children, youth and families. THS is a leader in offering co-occurring disorder treatment. THS provides mental health treatment services to those in the criminal justice system. Additionally, THS is designated by the State of Washington as the consulting mental health agency for Afri-ethnic mental health issues.

Psychiatric evaluation and medication management can be provided at all branches as appropriate.


What professional staff is available in the THS Mental Health Program?


Mental health professionals include:

  • Certified Social Workers
  • Licensed counselors
  • Psychiatrists and Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Registered Nurses/ARNPs
  • Children’s Specialists

Certified Chemical Dependency Counselors are available on-site to help individuals who may also be experiencing alcohol and other drug issues.


What accommodations are available for language and cultural access or for people with limited mobility?


All THS branches are free from physical barriers and comply with ADA guidelines. THS is TTY accessible and many staff members are bilingual. THS works in formal partnership with over 40 community-based organizations to ensure language accessibility, cultural and lifestyle-appropriate chemical dependency and mental health services.


What other services are offered to mental health clients?


THS believes that individuals and families with mental health issues need a broad range of support in order for them to achieve their highest level of independence. Some of the additional services we offer include:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Changing patterns (victims of domestic violence)
  • Pre-vocational and vocational training
  • Parenting and communications classes
  • Nutritional education
  • Housing assistance
  • Community education

THS is a leading agency in providing alternative therapies such as acupuncture, which is available at all of our branches.


Are client records confidential?


All client records are strictly confidential. THS is licensed by the state and independently accredited through The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission— each has stringent confidentiality requirements. Some programs have additional federal government security requirements.


What is depression?


Depression is a mood disorder and has a varied range of symptoms and severity. A collection of symptoms may include sadness, difficulty concentrating, low motivation, self-critical behavior, etc. It is essential that a personal evaluation be conducted on an individual basis to make a proper assessment. Please come in if you or a loved one needs help.


If you have any questions, please email us at

For additional services not provided through THS, or if you are in Crisis, please call the Crisis Clinic at 211 or search their Community Resources online:

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  • “Through the program I learned all the necessary tools I needed to keep my life on the straight and narrow, and to be able to take it as far as I want to go with it.”