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Help for Your Depression and Anxiety |
Ease your struggle with unwanted moods and emotions

Take Six Sessions and Learn Enduring Coping Skills
Just How Can Your Protect and Sustain Your Mental Health?

Short Term Therapy for Significant Long Term Personal Gains

Patrick J. Hart Psy.D.
Thanks for your interest in my practice!    206-547-HELP

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People visit my private counseling and psychotherapy practice for solutions to a broad range of psychological difficulties. The atmosphere at The Hart Center Mental Health offers a quiet and relaxed setting to safely explore and resolve your most perplexing personal challenges.

Learn Psychological Flexibility |
Openness to Experience 

Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP), and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (MBCT) are foundational models for my practice of psychotherapy. I aim to help you foster and sustain your personal growth and psychological development. Whatever such growth means for you, I’m dedicated to helping you persevere. We will seek every means available as we collaborate and head in the direction of your values.

My practice is located in the quaint and historic Wallingford District and is convenient to Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, & Mercer Island Areas.

 Your Personal Self Discovery | Private Evaluation & Treatment


Learn psychological competencies to manage your mood, emotions, and behavior. Let’s discover personally tailored coping skills to help you enhance and sustain your behavioral and mental wellbeing.

You are likely to feel at ease with my clinical style as we explore your concerns and discover the therapeutic approaches that work best for you. Different approaches for different folks — treatment options and coping skills can be carefully tailored for you! Remarkably effective personal coping skills can be successfully acquired through enhanced awareness, dedicated rehearsal, and intentional learning. Psychological Flexibility :: being able to use skillful means to focus and act . . . in whatever ways work effectively for you!

We may not live in the past, yet the past lives in us.
                                                                           ~~ Kierkegaard

Clinical work includes both a thorough evaluation and psychotherapy for problems of mood, such as depression, generalized anxiety disorder, or bipolar disorder. Solution-focused strategies and therapy aims to help you resolve struggles with fear and anxiety. Find remedies to conditions like “panic attack,” Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or Social Anxiety and similar phobia.

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Self-Regulation: Manage your Moods ~ Emotions ~ Actions.

Do Your Moods and Emotions Seem to be Managing You?

My services provide psychotherapy, counseling resources, and skills-development for the management of unwanted habits and compulsive behaviors. Cognitive behavioral therapy will help you remedy problems of mood and emotions – anxiety and worry, grief, frustration – anger management – phobia and fear. Behavioral problems involving various forms of avoidance, procrastination, perfectionism, and similar self-defeating tendencies may also be resolved.

As a psychotherapist, I help clients gain clarity and awareness of vital life values and specified personal goals as we effectively explore the nature of their challenges. The therapeutic learning of cognitive–behavioral coping skills requires dedicated rehearsal to maintain personal (psychological) practices that reinforce and assure lasting personal change.

Treatment Matching:

Referrals to Local and National Therapists & Psychologists

My services include therapist matching and counselor referral recommendations to select psychologists and other practitioners when clients present with difficulties that are beyond the scope of my practice. You may desire referrals to psychiatrists for evaluation for medicines, or to medical doctors, chiropractors, and alternative specialists like naturopathic physicians, acupuncturists or massage therapists. I maintain a referral base of clinical neuropsychologists and forensic psychologists for clients who require psychological tests and measures and empirically-based psychological assessment inventories.

Maintain Your Psychological Health

Psychotherapy in Seattle & Convenient to Bellevue

My practice offers a relaxed and entirely private setting for anyone wishing to explore personal growth – or compromised mental health. As a practicing psychotherapist and counselor, I enjoy working with people who are feeling perplexed or overwhelmed by the complexities of their psychological lives. I treat individuals who have experienced trauma, abuse, and/or domestic violence. Marital couples and individuals struggling with relationships are welcome to speak safely with me about options for renewal and change. I maintain a large referral network of the best marriage counselors, marital therapists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals. My practice is convenient to Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland and Mercer Island, Washington. If you live out of the area, I offer private telephone consultations.

Couples and Marital Counseling:

Harmonize Your Relationships

My counseling practice provides solution-focused psychotherapy and skills-based behavioral therapy for couples in conflict. I enjoy helping committed couples develop coping strategies to resolve relationship problems. I help couples adjust to the changes, challenges, and stress that are implicit in living in vital relationship. I also work as a counselor and therapist for “recovering couples” who are rebounding from codependency and addictive relationship roles.

Behavioral Wellbeing:

Manage Your Self-Limiting Habits

Solution-oriented therapeutic services include behavior-regulation (life-defeating habits or behavior therapy for compulsions like gambling, pornography, chat rooms, internet role play games, and shopping) and I specialize in various relapse-prevention strategies (e.g., smoking, eating, alcohol and other drug abuse). Frequently people come to my practice with challenges that involve various forms of avoidance, problems with self-regulation, poor impulse-control, and unwanted habits or compulsive behaviors. My philosophy of mental health emphasizes psychological learning principles that enhance personal competence through skills-development and the rehearsal and maintenance of behavioral health.

Psychologically Based Alternatives:

Additions to Twelve-Step & Other Self Help Programs

As an alternative or addition to “twelve-step” programs like Alcoholics Anonymous, Alanon, Narcotics Anonymous, or Codependents Anonymous, I offer my clients contemporary cognitive behavioral therapy and skills-based counseling approaches for learning self-regulation to enhance their lives.

Through such methods I assist people in changing life-defeating habits or compulsions like internet games, chat rooms, gambling, binge eating, sex addiction, internet pornography, and the like. I teach various self-management techniques (coping-skills) that target problems with diminished impulse control, and I teach self-regulation and avoidance reduction strategies to enhance goal-directed outcomes that clients wish to achieve in their lives.

Behavioral Wellbeing is Your Key to Vital Living!

Cautious Individuals Seeking Private Help are Welcome:

  • Physicians, and other health care professionals
  • Principals and executives of professional organizations or groups
  • Vigilant associates and friends of compromised and defensive individuals
  • Private and confidential evaluation and treatment recommendations
  • Counseling for defendants arrested for drunk driving DUI

Telephone Conference Options: Convenient, Private, and Effective!

Consultation services are readily available by means of telephone conference. If you prefer this form of contact with me, we can schedule a convenient time. Many clients have found satisfaction in this form of communication – substantial gains may be accomplished – even by telephone.

Dr. Patrick J. Hart
Seattle Private Mental Health Practice: Therapist & Counselor

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Dr. Patrick J. Hart
A Private Practice Counselor and Therapist Serving the Seattle-Bellevue Area

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Psychotherapy and Behavioral Health Counseling

Referrals To Seattle Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Therapists:
I will help explore your mental health challenges and find solutions for problems that are beyond the scope of my practice.

Treatment Matching: Seattle Psychologist, Psychotherapist & Psychiatrist Referral
For Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Schema Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, EMDR, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy and other approaches to psychological change

Mental Health Assessment:
For Depression, anxiety disorders, panic attack, post traumatic stress disorder, anger management, bipolar illness and psychiatric disorders like schizphrenia.

Make Informed Choices:
For appropriate addiction treatment alternatives and drug  Seattle Drug Rehabilitation or addiction rehab and recovery center programs for alcohol, narcotic, amphetamine and the like. I’ll provide you personal recommendations to the meetings I like best. You can enjoy so many 12 step meetings in Seattle or Bellevue. Alcoholics anonymous, narcotics anonymous, codependency anonymous and Alanon will help you get honest about substance abuse and learn if you are confronted by issues of addiction or chemical dependency. If you seek twelve step alternatives and personal skills-based cognitive behavior counseling to enhance your 12 step work — give me a call. 206-547-HELP (4357).