Tom Duke, MA, LMHC

Northgate Location

Northgate Location

Tom Duke, MA, LMHC

My philosophy of counseling? Be curious. I have skills, knowledge, and experience from thirty years of client work. I tend to shape myself to individual client needs in the moment, relying on intuition, feedback, listening. I strive to emphasize the positive, acknowledging what might not be working when necessary. I tend to be very positive and encouraging.

If I was to categorize myself, I am a Rogerian ("unconditional positive regard") and strongly influenced by Process Oriented Psychology.

I began my counseling career in the early nineteen eighties as a crisis line volunteer. Following that experience I worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor, contracting with The Department of Labor and Industries. While working as a vocational rehabilitation counselor I attended graduate school at Antioch University Seattle, graduating in 1988 with a major in clinical psychology.

I began my private practice in 1988, having a practice in Madison Park, Seattle, and in my home town of Port Townsend. I volunteered at Seattle Counseling Service seeing individual clients and facilitating a co-occurring disorder group for three years. Early on my focus was on adult children of alcoholic issues, PTSD, and the mental health problems related to chronic illness. Over the years I worked more with co-occurring disorders, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, transitional states, relational issues, grief and loss, and aging. Counseling trends have changed over time and I continue accumulating skills and knowledge, in a large part learning from generous clients. I became a licensed mental health counselor and eventually a chemical dependency professional. Lately, I became a Washington State Approved Clinical Supervisor.

From 2008 to 2012, I took a break from private practice and was the Individual and Family Program Director at the Family Service Center of Galveston County, Texas. There I saw individual clients and couples, as well as supervising a staff of licensed mental health counselors.

Education:
BA University of Oregon, Community Service and Public Affairs School.
MA Antioch University Seattle, Clinical Psychology.

Credentials:
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Chemical Dependency Counselor (ret.)
Approved Clinical Supervisor

Viet Nam Veteran.

Future Goal: EMDR training.

I look forward to serving you.