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Dr. Samantha Lea Slaughter, PhD, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
3429 Fremont Avenue North; Suite 305
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Samantha Slaughter practices psychology in Seattle, WA. Dr. Slaughter's areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. She accepts Regence, Labor & Industries, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Li Ravicz, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
701 N 36th Street; Suite 410
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Li Ravicz specializes in psychology. His clinical interests include behavioral medicine, depression, and phobias. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. Dr. Ravicz welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
2501 2nd Avenue N
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Susan Radant is a psychologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, infertility, and phobias. She takes Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Dr. Radant's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Heidi H Wasch, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
3614 California Avenue Sw
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Heidi Wasch works as a psychologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wasch include crisis intervention, behavior therapy, and adoption issues. Dr. Wasch is an in-network provider for Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
509 Olive Way; Suite 204
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. David Markley specializes in psychology and practices in Seattle, WA. These areas are among his clinical interests: behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. He honors Regence, ValueOptions, and MultiPlan, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Markley's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Psychology
823 Ne 65th Street
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Patrick Nalbone's specialty is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Nalbone include depression, grief, and men's health issues. Dr. Nalbone accepts Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Gary B Wieder, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
2101 4th Avenue; Suite 1380
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Gary Wieder is a psychologist. Dr. Wieder's areas of expertise include the following: depression, sexuality, and behavior therapy. He is in-network for Regence, LifeWise, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
4105 E Madison Street; Suite 222
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Benjamin Danis practices psychology in Seattle, WA. His areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Danis honors Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Joan Fiore, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
2910 E. Madison Street
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Joan Fiore is a psychologist in Seattle, WA. Dr. Fiore's areas of expertise include the following: depression, narrative therapy, and infertility. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Regence, Blue Cross, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Psychology
100 West Harrison Street; #s-330
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Teresa Sweeney's specialty is psychology. Dr. Sweeney's clinical interests include depression, life transitions, and infertility. She honors Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
911 Western Avenue; #507
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Katherine Weissbourd specializes in psychology and practices in Seattle, WA. These areas are among Dr. Weissbourd's clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and domestic abuse. She is an in-network provider for Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Tom J Eggert, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
2208 Nw Market Street; Suite 315a
Seattle, WA
 

Mr. Tom Eggert specializes in family therapy and counseling and practices in Seattle, WA. Clinical interests for Mr. Eggert include acceptance and commitment therapy, alcohol abuse, and phobias. He honors Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Joey Dd Pickering, MA
Specializes in Counseling
Roots To Branches Counseling & Consulting; 6204b 8th Avenue Nw
Seattle, WA
 

Mr. Joey Pickering works as a counselor. Clinical interests for Mr. Pickering include acceptance and commitment therapy, depression, and person-centered therapy. He accepts Regence, LifeWise, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Donna Sirjord Ellis Mc
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
2955 80th Avenue Se; Suite 260
Mercer Island, WA
 

Ms. Donna Ellis' areas of specialization are family therapy and counseling. Clinical interests for Ms. Ellis include acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative therapy, and person-centered therapy. She accepts Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Lynn Phillips Larkin, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, Counseling, Psychotherapy
Transformational Therapy; North- East Seattle
Seattle, WA
 

Ms. Lynn Larkin works as a social worker, counselor, and psychotherapist. Her clinical interests include depression, infertility, and phobias. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Regence, LifeWise, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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What is Sexual Health?

Sexual health is a broad and loosely defined term that encompasses several extremely different areas of medicine. Sexual health not only includes physical health related to the act of sex, but also emotional, mental, or identity issues that can interfere with healthy sexuality. Because this scope is so broad, a huge number of health care professionals can accurately say they work in the sexual health specialty. Some of the many varied conditions included in sexual health include intimacy disorders, sexually transmitted diseases, reproductive health, LGBTQ issues, and sexual violence.

Sexual intimacy disorders are those that cause problems with the act of sexual intercourse, such as erectile dysfunction or vulvodynia. Erectile dysfunction, the inability to get or maintain an erection hard enough for sexual intercourse, is extremely common. It affects fully half of men over 40 to some degree. It is treated with medications, devices, or surgery. Vulvodynia, burning pain in the vulva that can be made worse with sexal activity, has no known cause. It is treated with oral or topical medications.

Sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, herpes, gonorrhea, and chlamydia, are bacterial or viral infections that are contagious in the bodily fluids exchanged during sexual contact. Barrier methods of contraception, such as condoms, help prevent the spread of STDs. HIV is a virus that can be caught from an infected person’s sexual fluids or blood. When the virus infects the body, it interferes with the immune system and causes the disease known as AIDS. There is no cure, but anti-viral medications can help people with AIDS live a long and healthy life. Herpes is also a virus found in sexual fluids, called HSV-2. It causes blisters that come and go on the genitals. There is no cure for herpes, but anti-virals can minimize outbreaks. Gonorrhea and chlamydia are both bacterial infections. They are extremely common and often have no symptoms. The most common signs of an infection are burning pain and discharge. Gonorrhea and chlamydia can be treated with medications.

Reproductive health refers to both contraception and infertility treatment. Contraceptives prevent and plan the timing of pregnancy. Some, such as a vasectomy or tubal ligation, are extremely effective at preventing pregnancy. Others, such as spermicides, are less reliable. Popular contraceptives include condoms, birth control pills, IUDs, and diaphragms. On the other side of reproductive health, infertility is the inability to carry a pregnancy to term after one year of trying. It can be due to problems in either the man or the woman, and both genders are affected equally. In total, about 15% of the population suffer from infertility. Infertility treatments include medications and surgery.

Gay and transgender people are as healthy as anyone else, but they have a few specific health care needs that may sometimes fall under the sexual health umbrella. First, many LGBT people still face discrimination from healthcare providers, so providing supportive and appropriate care is an issue. Because of social attitudes surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity, many gay and transgender people struggle with their identities. Rates of depression, substance abuse, and suicide are all higher in this group. Providing mental health support and counseling to those in transition is critical. Finally, transgender patients who are undergoing gender affirmation require sensitive medical health care, including surgical and hormonal treatment.

Sexual violence can be defined as any unwanted or non-consensual sexual activity. It ranges from sexual harassment to touching to rape. It affects women more than men and is widespread: 1 in 4 women report being victims of sexual violence at the hands of a partner, and as many as 1 in 3 girls report their first sexual contact as being violent. Sexual violence has lasting physical and emotional consequences for victims, but educating both girls and boys can prevent violence. Care for those who have endured sexual violence includes counseling and mental health support, medical care, and legal support.

Humans are sexual creatures from the time we reach puberty through the rest of our lives. Sexuality is more than a reproductive requirement -- it is a form of expression and identity. Sexual health blends all these aspects of our experience together and helps us lead sexually fulfilling lives.
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