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

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)

Kevin Boren, MS, LMHC
Kevin Boren grew up in Kent, WA and graduated from Kent-Meridian High School in 1980. He has been working in the helping field, since his honorable discharge from the USN. One of the first experiences of his career, began working with behaviorally challenged, emotionally unstable, sexually abused and drug disaffected adolescent males at a boy’s home in Sweet, Idaho. After a successful and fulfilling experience there, he went on to the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections to work with adolescent sex offenders and other behaviorally challenged youth. Kevin has significant experience working in community-based treatment programming, as well. He has worked with three drug courts, as a core team treatment provider, in Idaho. Kevin assisted in the opening of a substance use disorder treatment prison in Idaho, as one of the original therapists. His work history includes multiple residential, intensive outpatient, outpatient, and opioid replacement therapy programs. He also is starting to specialize in the treatment of sex addiction and sexual disorders. He began his private practice in Washington in 2016, located in Renton, WA, as well as Auburn, WA.

Education
Boise State University, Criminal Justice Administration, Boise, ID 2005
Northwest Nazarene University, Clinical Counseling, Nampa, ID 2015

Certifications
American Counseling Association, member since 2012
Licensed Mental Health counselor, LH60728818
Chemical Dependency Professional, CP60714217
Sex Offender Treatment Provider-Affiliate, AF60842428
Licensed Professional Counselor, ID LPC-5966

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