Behavioral Health Concierge
This program is currently available to Providence (Providence, Swedish, Kadlec, PacMed, St. Joseph) caregivers and their household members in Washington, Oregon, California and Montana.
Providence offers a unique telebehavioral health consultation service. This is a free, compassionate and confidential program. Patients are able to access licensed behavioral health professionals from anywhere, with appointments available from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. Pacific time daily. This virtual service provides same-day or next-day access to counseling and care navigation. Currently, only Providence caregivers and their household members have access to this service. Others can find help here.
An enhancement to the Caregiver Assistance Program*, caregivers and their household members can utilize this benefit at no cost.
*Caregivers can still access the Caregiver Assistance Program for work life issues, legal help, mental health referrals, and other needs.
If you, or someone you are with, is at imminent risk of self-harm please call 911 or go to the closest emergency department.
Signs that you may need help:
- Constant worry
- Behavior problems in child or teen
- Chronic fatigue
- Thoughts of wanting to die
- Increased drug or alcohol use
- You looked for help and gave up
Issues we can address:
- Stress and anxiety
- Grief and loss
- Child and parenting issues
- Crisis support
- Navigating the mental health system
- And many other challenges
John is a licensed independent clinical social worker. John earned his Master of Social Work from the University of Washington. He also has a Master of Arts in Psychology from Seattle University. John is a generalist in practice and enjoys helping people with a wide variety of issues. He is comfortable with a range of mental health problems but also with many health related behaviors. John can help with depression, anxiety, tobacco cessation, weight and diet management, relationship and communication, parenting, workplace stress, issues related to aging and caregiving and many other challenges people face. John’s practice philosophy is "listening to the patient is essential to developing a strong relationship."
Josh is a licensed independent clinical social worker. Josh earned his Masters of Social Work from the University of Washington and completed his practicum training at Sound Mental Health. Josh is the manager and clinical lead for the Behavioral Health Concierge service. A skilled and experienced therapist, he cares for patients with a wide range of behavioral health issues including depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia, burnout, addiction, child and family problems and many other challenges. Josh’s practice philosophy is "I take the time to connect to each patient as an individual and understand their entire situation so that I can offer support that is most effective for addressing their present challenges."
Amanda Eskola is a licensed independent clinical social worker. Amanda earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a second bachelor’s degree in health and wellness from Kaplan University. She has over 10 years of experience in private practice and healthcare settings. She specializes in stress management, anxiety, depression, addiction, bereavement, and healthy lifestyle. She has training in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing. Amanda cares deeply about providing excellent mental health care to her clients.
Cathlyn earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Washington. Cathlyn completed her internship at the Behavioral Health and Memory Wellness Unit at Auburn Medical Center. Cathlyn cares for patients with a wide range of behavioral health needs including depression, anxiety, and stress. Her evidence-based approach utilizes mindfulness and stress reduction techniques. Cathlyn’s practice philosophy is "I believe that making connections with people is the cornerstone of doing meaningful work with them. Helping them think through whatever challenges they are going through. I envision my work to be figuring out what works for each individual so that the change can be sustainable."
Denise Gallegos is a licensed independent clinical social worker who began her career working in the Criminal Justice System providing crisis and group counseling to survivors of violent crime after receiving her Masters degree in Criminal Justice with emphasis on counseling at Washington State University. She received her Masters in Social Work at the University of Washington. After practicum at Harborview Abuse and Trauma Center, Denise settled into working as a behavioral health counselor in medical residency clinics. Denise is also an instructor in advanced clinical practice at University of Washington School of Social Work. She is completing certification in EMDR trauma treatment and has been trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy skills and mindfulness to address trauma, anxiety, depression, chronic illness, interpersonal violence and insomnia. She considers mind, body, spirit and culture in treatment planning. “I believe creating an accepting, humble, evocative space in the therapeutic dyad is critical to achieve positive change and through this team approach transformation occurs.”
Angela Lim is a licensed independent clinical social worker. Angela Lim earned her Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Washington and completed internships at Cancer Lifeline and the Seattle Veterans Administration. Angela has worked in healthcare for 40 years, 18 years as a healthcare social worker. She provides care for individuals and families in all phases of life, including those seeking to improve their overall health and those facing serious illness. Angela Lim’s practice philosophy is “We each hold the solution to the challenge we face, connecting to a good listener can guide you to your truth”.
Keilah is a licensed independent clinical social worker. Keilah earned her Masters of Social work from Walla Walla University and Bachelors in Philosophy from the University of Montana. Keilah cares for patients with a wide range of behavioral health needs including clinical concerns such as depression and anxiety, as well as life stressors and life transitions related to interpersonal relationships, work, home life, societal pressures, and sense of self/well-being/meaning in life. Keilah’s practice philosophy is "I probably have one of the best jobs. I get to explore minds with other people that generously share their experiences and perspectives. We get to sort through the horror and the beauty together, laugh, maybe cry, and hopefully have a little more peace and a clearer understanding of the human experience. I utilize evidence-based approaches when engaging with patients including cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and logic based therapy."
Sarah obtained her Masters of Social Work from the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is a licensed independent clinical social worker who resides in California and has spent the last 6.5 years serving her community at an inpatient psychiatric hospital and its outpatient program. Sarah has lived and worked in Australia, Japan and the USA, practicing in the prison system, the family violence sector, child protective services and private therapy. Sarah has internship experience in the hospice and emergency departments of St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne. She brings a unique lens to her practice, utilizing an eclectic, client-centered approach to therapy that promotes insight and self-awareness. "I care about connecting with others in a genuine, open, compassionate way. I care about bearing witness to their stories and validating their experiences. I am passionate about enhancing life satisfaction, inspiring personal growth by tapping into a client's internal strengths and resources."
Stephen earned his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Washington and is a licensed independent clinical social worker. Stephen completed his practicum training at a University of Washington medical clinic. Stephen has training and experience working with people on issues that include depression, anxiety, communication, relationships and stress; he utilizes mindfulness, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy and trauma-informed care. Stephen's practice philosophy is "I believe that every individual has the right to be heard and we have a moral obligation to support one another. Making a meaningful connection is the first step toward fostering positive and sustainable change and helping individuals where they are at."
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