Sound offers supportive and individualized emotional and behavioral health services to children and youth of all ages, from birth to young adulthood. In addition to supporting individual youth, we seek to work with the family system that supports them, knowing that families provide primary guidance in a youth’s life. Additionally, we serve parents who have emotional and behavioral health needs and can benefit from family-centered and parenting assistance. Our specially trained and skilled clinicians understand issues that impact today’s youth and their developmental needs. They focus on helping youth attain a healthy developmental trajectory by building on their strengths and learning how to master the skills that will help them achieve success. We offer services at numerous Sound sites, as well as nearly 140 schools in King County. We help those we serve to achieve optimal wellness from mild situational stressors to more acute behavioral health issues. These can include: depression, anxiety, trauma, thought disorders, bipolar disorder, grief, panic attacks, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), learning problems and school failure, running away, interpersonal challenges, and domestic violence and sexual abuse.
- Comprehensive mental health and/or addiction assessments
- Individual Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Parenting support
- Medication Evaluation
- Medication Management
- Case Management
- Parent Partner support
- Infant Mental Health
- Family and Kinship Resource
and Support Groups
- Therapy Groups: skills building
and art therapy
- Integrated treatment for co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders
- Motivational Enhancement and life skills
- Care Coordination and collaboration with schools and other child- serving systems and agencies
- Employment support (pre-employment, workplace concerns, career transitions)
- Transitional Housing for Homeless Mothers (Caregivers) and their Children
Modalities Used Include:
- Parent/Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
- Play Therapy
- Parenting skills
- Circle of Security – parenting groups for healthy attachment
- Motivational Interviewing
- Infant Mental Health
- Substance use disorder/Addiction Treatment
What are WISe Services?
The Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe) program is a specific service model that works to stabilize youth, up to age 21, with complex or high-risk behavioral health needs while building resiliency to help the youth and family function more effectively and safely in the home, school, and community settings. As its name implies, the model provides frequent and intensive family-involved services designed to help families move towards sustained stability and less intensive services.
How do Sound team members provide WISe services?
Sound’s WISE program utilizes a team approach that includes a combination of specially trained behavioral health Clinicians, Family Care Coordinators, and Peer Support staff. Each role has a unique set of supportive functions and works with others on the team to coordinate services to help the youth and family meet their goals.
- WISe Clinicians provide individualized therapeutic interventions that address the youth’s behavioral health needs as well as family interventions that focus on symptom management, skills building, increasing family cohesion, and improved family functioning.
- Family Care Coordinators find resources, and coordinate with community youth providers, such as school, child welfare, juvenile probation, DDA, and others, to ensure that all services are working together to optimally meet the youth’s and family’s needs. This is accomplished by the creation of a Child and Family Team (CFT) which meets frequently to support the family in planning services, monitoring progress, and revising plans if barriers or challenges arise.
- Parent Peers are individuals who offer unique support to caregivers because they themselves have raised a youth with special needs and understand the unique experiences that caregivers encounter.
- Youth Peers are individuals who have successfully transitioned into adulthood after experiencing a behavioral health issue as a youth. They offer support to youth who often struggle to be accepted and understood, from the lens of having experienced similar challenges growing up.
- Sound offers psychiatric evaluations and ongoing medication management with our team of Child Psychiatrists and Nurse Practitioners.
Specialty WISe services at Sound
Sound’s Community Networks Programs works in conjunction with the WISe program to provide specialized services for youth who have a psychiatric diagnosis and experience intellectual developmental disabilities (and qualify for DDA services).
Sound’s Deaf Services Programs also works in conjunction with the WISe program to provide specialized services for youth who have a psychiatric diagnosis and are deaf or hard of hearing and require services in ASL.
Is my youth eligible?
In order to be eligible for WISe, a youth must be experiencing all of the following;
- Have complex behavioral health needs
- Have a qualifying mental health diagnosis
- Meet the intensity of need criteria on the Child and Adolescents Needs Survey (CANS)
- Youth and caregiver/s must participate in the intensive WISE intervention model of services
Typical considerations for a WISe referral may include, but are not limited to:
- Involvement in behavioral health services and multiple child-serving systems (e.g., child welfare, juvenile justice, developmental disabilities, special education, substance use disorder treatment, etc.)
- When more restrictive services have been considered due to behavioral health challenges, such as psychiatric hospitalizations, residential placement or foster care placement
- At risk of school failure and/or who have experienced significant and repeated disciplinary issues at school due to behavioral health challenges.
- Youth who have been significantly impacted by childhood or adolescent trauma
- History of arrests or other criminal justice involvement due to behavioral health challenges
- High risk factors such as suicidal ideation, danger to self or others, behaviors due to mental/behavioral health challenges
How to access WISe services at Sound:
Call our WISe Screener at 206 451-9544 for more information, to make a referral, or to request a convenient phone screening.
To learn more about the WISe program, please visit the HCA WISe website.
Children’s Domestic Violence Response Team (CDVRT)
he CDVRT is a supportive services program for children and youth who have witnessed or are themselves a survivor of domestic violence. Additionally non-abusing parents who are survivors are served. Sound team members who provide these services are specially trained in domestic violence, trauma and trauma recovery. Sound team members work collaboratively with three local domestic violence advocacy agencies; DAWN, LifeWire and New Beginnings to coordinate care for those who have experienced domestic violence and may need further behavioral health support. Services are provided in confidential locations throughout King County.
For Children’s Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Spectrum services see the Community Networks Program.
Willows Transitional Housing
The Willows provides transitional housing with on-site services for 15 homeless mothers or caregivers (and their children) in recovery from co-occurring mental illness and chemical dependency.
Convenient locations in King County.
**For New Client Appointments, Please Call Sound Admissions at (206) 302-2300**
Accepting private insurance and Medicaid referrals