Paul A. Anderson

MC, LMFT, LMHC, AiM

Washington State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist;
Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor;
American Association for Marital and Family Therapy;
National Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor;
National Board for Certified Counselors

Areas of Expertise

Paul works with individual adults, adolescents; couples; and families in the following areas: depression, anxiety, issues of intimacy, discord in relationships, issues related to divorce & blended families, approaches to parenting, child and adolescent behavior and school problems, adolescent issues of emancipation, profound change and transition as a result of loss, job change or that brought about by chronic and deteriorating medical conditions, and issues related to male identity and development.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Health Plan
  • Aetna (EAP)
  • Ann Clark & Assoc (EAP)
  • Cigna Health Plan
  • Cigna EAP
  • E.A.S.E. (EAP)
  • ESI (EAP)
  • First Choice Health Plan
  • First Choice (EAP)
  • Magellan
  • Managed Health Network (MHN)
  • Premera (Blue Cross)
  • Regence (Blue Shield)
  • Reliant Behavioral Health
  • TriCare and Coordinated Care
  • Uniform Medical Plan
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)
  • Value Options
  • Wellspring Family Services (EAP)

Personal Information and Therapy Style

Paul completed his undergraduate work at Pacific Lutheran University in 1971 and a Master in Counseling degree from Seattle University in 1981. He has been practicing as a therapist since 1979 and with Lutheran Counseling Network for two periods in his professional life, 1981 to 1993, and from 2003 to the present. From 1993 to 2003, Paul was in health care management, as a case manager for a behavioral health managed care company with the majority of this period engaged in health care management at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, including management of the Psychiatry Department.

His clinical experience and training have been shaped by a variety of theoretical orientations including family systems, emotion-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, guided imagery, solution-focused therapy, pastoral counseling and transactional analysis. Paul’s approach is one of working collaboratively to identify what in each person’s life he or she is seeking to better understand and change; to identify their inherent giftedness and strengths; and to work practically to accomplish the goals they have identified.

Email: panderson@lutherancounseling.net     Fax: 425-297-4898

Mailing Address: 10207 NE 183rd St, Bothell WA  98011

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