Hello I'm Dr. Allen Hume.
I am a WA State Licensed Psychologist and a certified chemical dependency counselor.
I have worked with individuals, groups, families, and couples in a variety
of inpatient, outpatient, home-based, and hospital settings for the past
I have spent the majority of my clinical career working with individuals
who have co-occurring disorders (COD), which is a term
used to describe an individual who has a diagnosed mental illness(es) in
addition to a diagnosed substance use disorder(s). Over the years there
have been many terms used to describe co-occurring disorders, including
MICA (mentally ill chemical abuser), and dual diagnosis. Regardless of the term, treatment for individuals
with COD is complex, challenging, and highly individualized.
The primary co-occurring disorders I have treated on a regular
basis include a diagnosed substance use disorder (alcoholism, chemical dependency,
addiction) and the following co-existing mental illnesses:
Mood Disorders, including Major Depression
and Bipolar Disorder
Anxiety Disorders, including Panic Attacks
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Somatoform Disorder, including Pain Disorder
Psychotic Disorders, including Schizophrenia
Childhood Disorders, including ADHD
Developmental Disorders, including Autism & Asperger's
Cognitive Disorders, including age related dementia, head injuries,
and medical disorders.
In addition to the above listed clinical issues, I have had extensive
experience working with medical patients who are suffering from chronic pain, cancer,
diabetes, headaches, and illnesses. As with other populations,
individuals with medical illnesses often experience co-occuring psychiatric
and substance use disorders.
I currently maintain a private office in Des Moines, WA and an office
at the Swedish Medical Center's Pain and Headache Center. In addition,
I provide COD consultation and function as the staff psychologist at Seattle
Mental Health. I frequently provide professional lectures and workshops
at local, state, and regional conferences and by contract to specific
organizations. I am presently available for consultation, training, and