Doug is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Washington. He is
currently the president of the Puget Sound Adlerian Society and is a clinical
member of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology. Doug belongs to
the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. He earned an MS in
Counseling from the University
of Oregon in 1985.
Doug listens to his clients with compassion, and encourages them to explore
their challenges and goals. Because everyone who enters counseling is looking
for a happier and more fulfilling life, Doug is committed to going beyond the
alleviation of "symptoms". He has found that everyone can accept
themselves and make sense of their own feelings once they have explored their
past in detail in psychotherapy. He has also found that once a person achieves
this deeper understanding, they are better able to make changes that last.
Because of the success of this approach, he is likely to combine practical,
short term solutions with a relevant, systematic exploration of the past.
In his 27 years of professional experience, Doug has helped Adults,
Adolescents, Children, and Families with dozens of unique presenting problems
that have included: depression, anxiety, transitions, relationship issues,
academic performance, addictions, parenting, mood disorders, trauma, grief,
Asperger's, gifted teens/children, ADHD, sexual abuse, and sexual orientation.
Before beginning his private practice, Doug worked in inpatient chemical
dependency, outpatient chemical dependency, walk-in crisis and referral for the
Veterans Administration, and residential care of emotionally/behaviorally
Doug has been happily married for 32 years and has a 22 year old son who is
studying jazz piano and composition. He enjoys kayaking, skiing, backpacking,
photography, and his mellow Golden Retriever.
Doug McClosky ReachesBellevue WA