​​3436 NE 45th Street

Seattle, WA  98105


Phone:  206.240.5584
Fax:  866.453.0617

E-mail:  paula@alseptpsychiatric.com

Days: Tuesday - Friday

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​​​Alsept Psychiatric LLC 

About this practice

 

Paula Alsept ARNP PLLC is a licensed and nationally

board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner based in

Seattle.   (ARNP is an acronym for Advanced Registered Nurse

Practitioner.) She has 19 years experience prescribing

medication and doing psychotherapy with adults 18 and over, and couples.  She practices psycho-dynamic, insight oriented therapy with individuals as well as couples. 

Ms. Alsept approaches the therapeutic process by

addressing each person's and couple's emotional,

physical, professional, and social health. As a medication

prescriber and a psychotherapist, her initial treatment

focus is on symptom relief.  She evaluates each patient

individually with a plan of care tailored to his or her needs. During the course of ​psychotherapy, Ms.Alsept will work with the patient to target the cause of any problematic symptoms and help the

patient develop insights as wells as any changes the person comes to feel are necessary to reduce the suffering related to the symptoms with or without medication. 

Cognitive behavioral therapy teaches patients a "toolbox" of ways to deal with problematic behaviors and thoughts.  The psycho-dynamic approach Ms. Alsept uses helps people develop an intuitive understanding or narrative of where their repeated or problematic thoughts, feelings and behaviors come from in the context of their own lives and histories.  This kind of therapy is sometimes called insight based therapy.  By addressing current problems and feelings in the emotional context of their own personal history as well as their medical, familial, social and political situation, patients are offered the opportunity to gain insights that lead to short term symptom relief and long term changes.  If you are interested in reading an accessible article comparing cognitive-behavioral therapy and psycho-dynamic/psychoanalytic therapy, there is an interesting, in depth article with a light -hearted title in the January 2016 edition of the newspaper The Guardian called  Therapy Wars: The Revenge of Freud.


Ms. Alsept has expertise treating a range of issues with psychotherapy and medication, including:
Post traumatic stress disorder
Anxiety and panic

OCD
Adult Attention Deficit /Hyperactive Disorder

Family and relationship difficulties

Addiction recovery including

                  MAT with suboxone for opioid addiction
Disordered eating 


Paula Alsept ARNP PLLC is currently accepting new patients.  Ms. Alsept welcomes patients from all classes, backgrounds, countries, religions, races, classes, and patients who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, non-binary and transgendered.  To schedule a visit complete the short form on the Contact Form page which will go through this website to Ms. Alsept's encrypted email box immediately. Then call 206.922-3903 to schedule an appointment with Ms. Alsept.   It is the quickest and most efficient way to have your questions as a potential patient answered.