• Help! Crisis Info

  • When someone is in a crisis, it can seem overwhelming.  Figuring out where to turn can seem impossible.  If you are urgently seeking help and have found this page, here is some information for you:

    IN CASE OF EMERGENCY:  
    If there is any concern that this is a life-threatening crisis, seek immediate help.   911 is available for nearly all phone numbers.   
     
    CRISIS HELP:
     
    Anyone can access free crisis help:

    Contact your local crisis line.  These can vary by location, are available 24 hours/day for anyone,  and are always free.    You can call 411/directory assistance for the local number, look in the front of a local telephone book, or:

    -Snohomish, Skagit, Island, and Whatcom County residents may call the Volunteers of America Care Crisis Line at 800-584-3578.

    -King County residents may call the King County Crisis Clinic at 866-427-4747.

    Current patients of Counseling Centers of North Puget Sound:  

    During business hours, contact your therapist directly, at the therapist's office.*  

    Patients of Dr. Ortmeyer and Dr. Uherek should contact them directly.  

    After hours, patients of all other clinicians, may reach our on-call clinician, via our crisis system:  Leave a voicemail message at: 425-610-1265.    The on-call counselor will return your call.  
    Note that there may be fees associated with extended crisis assistance, which is typically not covered by insurance plans.  

    * If you need an urgent appointment while your therapist is on vacation, call the on-call number  425-610-1265 for assistance.