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 19 years.

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

Stress-related illnesses

Psychotic Disorders, including Schizophrenia

Personality Disorders

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 supervision services.

W. Allen Hume Ph.D.    206.824.6262    Email Dr. Hume