Get help for an addicted loved one in Seattle, WA

Do you have a loved one who is addicted to drugs or alcohol?
Are you feeling at the  end of your rope and unsure what to do?
Do you want things to go back to the way that they were before your lives got lost in drinking or using?

Don’t give up, there is hope. An approach called  CRAFT has been shown in well-designed research studies to get approximately 7 out of 10 loved ones into treatment. In addition, research shows that participating in a program like ours helps family members feel better about themselves, get their lives on track, and improves their relationships with their loved ones.  This highly effective approach does not rely on confrontation. Instead, you will learn about specific actions you can take to free yourself from their cycle of addiction.

We provide support and encouragement to family members to help them get their lives back on track and teach them skills on how to motivate their loved one to want to stop using drugs and alcohol.

Research shows that CRAFT works much better than alternative approaches such as Al-anon and Nar-anon.  You can read more here.

If you live near Seattle, Washington, you have the option of face-to-face coaching for people who are dealing with an addicted loved one. In my office  at Seattle Psychology, I offer the same guidance and training provided through the online Sober Families program, but in a face-to-face format. Just like the Sober Families Approach, I specialize in helping family members do two things:

  1. Learn supportive and positive methods for motivating their loved one to cut back and stop using drugs or alcohol.
  2. Empower themselves to live a life not centered on their loved one’s addiction.


About Christeine Terry, Ph.D.

CTHi, I’m Dr. Christeine Terry.  I’m a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive training and experience in working with family members of people with addiction struggles (as well as those with addiction as well).  If you’d like to talk to me about how to deal with your addicted loved and get your life back, feel free to call me at 253-234-5383.

You can also contact me through the contact form below. I respond to all inquiries and will do my best to help you find some resources, even if that means referring you to other services. I understand how hard it is to have a family member with addiction and will do what I can to help you find your way. Just drop me a line.

If you do decide to explore one-on-one counseling to help you with your addicted loved one, your health insurance may help pay for the sessions. I also provide sliding scale services for people who have limited finances.

The contact form below is confidential, so feel free to use it to ask any questions you may have.


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More info about CRAFT

The Sober Families Approach is guided by 3 values (or principles)…

  1. You need support. You know from experience that living with an addicted family member is not easy. It’s hard to make changes and figure out what is helpful. If you contact us, we’ll be direct with you. It takes time and work to learn the skills you need to move ahead, but we’re there to help and to help you learn the skills that are shown by research to help thousands of families  get their loved ones into treatment and their families back on track.
  2. Getting your loved one sober is NOT impossible. Research shows that the kind of approach we use at Sober Families is much more likely to help you get your loved one into treatment than other approaches. Put simply, there are proven things you can do to influence your family member in a positive way. While their addiction is not your fault, there are things family members can do to change its course. Is changing addiction easy? No. Does it take time and energy? You bet. But if you’re ready to work on helping your loved one break the cycle of addiction, we’re ready to help and have some strategies that have been proven to help many people.
  3. You do NOT need to confront your loved one to get them help. Our approach is non-confrontational, so there are no show-downs or surprise parties where you (or other family members) tell off the loved one and try to force him/her into treatment. If you choose to work with us, we’ll teach you non-confrontive, loving ways to respond to your loved one that can motivate them to want to seek treatment and reduce the barriers to them getting the help they need. We’ll also support you in taking your life back from their addiction. We want you to have control over your life, whether your loved one gets sober or not. You have the right to a good life.


1307 North 45th St., Suite 200 Seattle, WA 98103

My office is centrally located in the Green Lake, Wallingford neighborhood near the University of Washington. We are easily accessed from North, South, East and West.

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My services are not free, but they are affordable for most people.  If you think about how much money your loved one’s addiction is costing your family, then often it makes sense to invest some money in something that has a good chance of helping your loved one cut back or quit.  It usually doesn’t take very many meetings to learn the skills to help your loved one. And if you have health insurance, it will over pick up some of the tab. However, if you can’t afford to pay to meet with an expert at our center, feel free to contact me  and I  can help you find some free services where you can meet with other people in a similar situation..

Many people feel very isolated and alone in their struggle with their loved one’s addiction, and having additional support is very valuable..

If you’d rather contact me via phone, give me a call at 253-234-5383 and I’ll call  you back. I look forward to hearing from you.



Not sure you’re ready for CRAFT yet?

Get the Sober Families email course & newsletter for free

If you’d rather get a sample of what CRAFT teaches before you sign up for group or individual counseling, you can get our free e-newsletter that offers ideas for family members who are dealing with an addicted love one. Each newsletter presents new ideas and resources on how to help your loved one and how to get your life back, you can do that by filling out the form below. It’ll arrive for free in your inbox:

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