Our Therapists

Robert Hirsch Seattle TherapistRobert Hirsch, MSW, LCSW

After five years of counseling experience with private, public and state agencies in California, Massachusetts and Washington, Robert Hirsch opened his present practice, Hirsch Counseling and Consulting, in Greater Seattle in 1991.

While he specializes in the treatment of sexual addiction, relationship issues and treatment of depression, he also performs parenting evaluations and anger assessments for the courts. Robert’s general practice includes individual, family and couples counseling.

As seminar leader, lecturer and consultant, his presentations have covered parenting issues, team building, crisis management, cultural diversity, stress management, addictions, sexual addiction evaluation and treatment, and family reunification.

Performing emergency services, Robert has worked with Jewish Family Services in Seattle, has served as Crisis Counselor and Outpatient Therapist for the Island Counseling Center in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, was a therapist for Starting Point, in Hayward, California, where he assessed and treated adolescents and adults in the outpatient chemical dependency treatment program.

Education
M.S.W. 1985 with Honors, University of Michigan
Fields of Specialization: Sexuality, Family & Group Work

Certifications
ACSW. Member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers
LicSW. Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Washington #LW4952, since 1991

 
Pasha GrantPasha Grant, LCSW

Pasha Grant is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with 7 years clinical experience in Arizona and Washington. Pasha has worked in psychiatric hospitals, emergency departments, crisis programs, and with community mental health providers. She has experience working with individuals, families, and couples dealing with challenging issues ranging from severe mental health diagnoses, domestic violence, involvement with Child Protective Services, sex offender treatment, sex and porn addiction, and the courts. 

Pasha is newly starting full-time private practice in April 2017. She focuses on the treatment of dysfunctional behaviors as related to issues with interpersonal relationship challenges. She uses an eclectic approach with foundations in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, DBT, Mindfulness and others as indicated.

Education
MSW 2010, Arizona State University, Tucson, AZ
BFA 2001, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Certifications
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) Washington State (LW60639747)
Sex Offender Treatment Provider Affiliate (SOTPA) Washington State (AF60737856)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Arizona State (LCSW-15347)
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) #886526385 Member since 2009
 

Walter Cardona Seattle therapistWalter Cardona, M.Ed.
Walter Cardona is a counselor with 14 years of clinical experience. He has extensive experience working with emotionally and behaviorally-challenging adolescents since 1994. During his graduate training, he completed a year-long practicum at the Masters & Johnson Sex Therapy Clinic in St. Louis, Missouri.

Walter has worked in counseling and family therapy centers, and a juvenile sex offender treatment program, and consulted with First Nation healing centers helping juvenile sex offenders develop healthier lives. He operated a private practice in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, conducting ongoing therapy, parenting assessments, adolescent risk assessments, and chemical dependency evaluations. There, he was qualified as an expert witness in Family Therapy, parenting, and parenting assessments for the Alberta Provincial Family & Youth Court.

Walter currently serves as a Crisis Intervention Specialist with the YMCA and King Co.’s Children Crisis Outreach Response System (CCORS) assisting families and their children and adolescents. His scope of private practice focuses on the treatment of emotional, behavioral, and mental health issues using emotional, relational, and trauma-focused approaches.

Education
M.Ed. 1999 Counseling, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO

Certifications
American Counseling Association (ACA) #06100068: Member since 1996
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA): Certificate, 2004
Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA) Washington State (MC60168636)
Certified as a Mental Health Professional (MHP), Dept of Social Health and Services (DSHS)
Certified as a Child Mental Health Specialist (CMHS) Dept of Social Health and Services (DSHS)

 

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