About Us

Allenmore Psychological Associates, P.S. (APA) is a group of  psychologists and counselors that have had the privilege of serving residents of a number of Western Washington cities including Seattle, Federal Way, and Olympia for nearly three decades.

Our Commitment To Our Clients And Community

A beautiful sunrise over Allenmore Counseling in Tacoma, WAAllenmore Psychological Associates (APA) was formed by a group of Psychologists in 1986 out of their shared passion for helping people overcome emotional, psychological, behavioral and relationship difficulties. Two of the founders APA are still in leadership positions in the practice today. In the beginning we recognized that the stresses in our society were continuing to increase and adversely impact people’s health and wellbeing. We chose to pursue the shared goal of providing high quality, comprehensive mental health services for the residents of Tacoma WA and the south Puget Sound region. In order to achieve this goal, we gathered a team of highly skilled providers. Working together, we developed the capacity to provide expert treatment for the wide range of problems confronting our clients.

Early on, we realized that we needed to build our practice in a location which would be easily accessible to our clients. This is what led us to select the Union Avenue building which remains our home today. As it has for the last 30 years, our office’s close proximity to Interstate 5, Highway 16, and several major bus routes continues to make APA a convenient option for our clients. In the spring of 2013, we made the decision to expand the size of our Union Avenue office in order to ensure we would be able to meet the future counseling needs of our growing community. This has allowed us to add several additional counselors who bring new areas of expertise and enable us to better serve our clients living in such south Puget Sound cities as Seattle, Tacoma, Gig Harbor, University Place, Lakewood, Federal Way, Puyallup and their surrounding communities.

We Can Provide Comprehensive Help

As experienced psychologists and counselors who have earned the trust of thousands of clients over the years, we truly understand the suffering and disruption that stress and other mental health problems can cause for individuals and their families. Behavioral and mental health concerns can easily impair an individual’s emotional wellbeing, and ability to function optimally at home, work, and school. An extensive body of research also shows that these issues can negatively affect a person’s physical health in a variety of ways. Left untreated, mental health issues can cause even the strongest and most resilient among us to experience debilitating feelings of anxiety, hopelessness, and despair. Fortunately, effective treatment is available that can help you regain your sense of wellbeing. We know that stress, relationship problems, and mental health issues can make it difficult to feel hopeful about the future. But, based on many years of experience, we can honestly say that everyone has the potential to overcome these types of obstacles. It begins with a willingness to ask for help and finding the right professional with whom to work.

APA's team of comprehensive mental health care providers meet in their Tacoma, WA office.At Allenmore Psychological Associates, PS all of our psychologists and counselors are licensed or certified to practice independently in the state of Washington.  Each has a high level of specialized graduate school training and years of preparation to address various mental health problems and needs (to learn more about our psychologists and counselors click here). Additionally, every counselor on our staff continues to pursue additional training within their specific areas of specialty – a reflection of their enduring commitment to provide the highest quality comprehensive counseling services to our clients living in the greater Tacoma, WA region. Our mission is to support you in getting the help that you need to overcome the challenges you are facing – and to ultimately assist you in achieving the quality of life you deserve.

Our Greatest Strengths

At Allenmore Psychological Associates, P.S. our two greatest areas of strength are the competence of our providers, and their commitment to meeting the needs of our clients. Individuals who seek counseling often feel overwhelmed by the amount of stress in their lives. For this reason, our staff is dedicated to ensuring that our interactions with clients and our physical office provide a sense of respite. We know how difficult it can be to ask for help when someone is considering working with a counselor for the first time. Therefore, we consider it a great compliment when an individual makes the decision to call or visit us. We take the trust being invested in us very seriously. Our providers and staff are here to help you every step of the way, and as a team we continually strive to make the process of entering counseling a smooth and easy one. Whether a client’s particular concerns center around stress, depression, behavioral issues, relationship conflict, or other mental health problems – we are here to provide the comprehensive counseling to benefit our greater Tacoma, WA area clients.

When You Reach Out To Us, We Will Be Here To Answer

We have repeatedly heard from our clients through the years that their attempts to reach out for help to other providers were met by a recording on an answering machine asking them to wait for a return call. Our clients have shared with us that Comprehensive Mental Health Clinic In Tacoma WA Doorway Allenmore Counseling Wall Plaquethis experience was off-putting and made the process of entering counseling more difficult for them. For this reason, when you telephone our practice you will be greeted immediately by a warm and caring person who has been trained to listen to you and understand the reasons that you are calling. Each member of our office staff is a highly trained professional who was recruited specifically because they possess a genuine compassion and respect for others. When you are working with one of our counselors, we make sure that help is never more than a phone call away. Existing clients who experience an emergency outside of normal business hours can contact our call center to be connected with their counselor, or a covering therapist from within our practice.

Convenient Appointment Times

We strive to be available to see our clients during the hours that best fit into their schedules. As a result, we offer appointments from early morning into the evening, and are open on Saturdays to accommodate individuals who cannot come in during weekdays. Our hours are 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday.

Helping You Find A Counselor Who Is The Right Fit For You

Many people who are considering counseling have questions about whether the therapist they meet with will actually be able to help them, or be the right fit for their specific set of concerns. This is why we place so much emphasis on educating our front office staff about our providers’ individual areas of expertise (for information on the specialties of our providers, click here). Consequently, members of our staff truly enjoy helping clients connect with the counselor who is the best match for their needs – taking into account such preferences they may have about their counselor’s age and/or gender, and our providers’ areas of clinical specialty. Our desire to offer truly personalized counseling Tacoma WA area clients deserve is precisely what has motivated us to spend decades building a team of exceptional office staff of psychologists and counselors with diverse areas of expertise, training experiences and clinical specialties.

Above all else, our greatest concern is ensuring that every individual we have the privilege of working with receives the comprehensive help that they need. To accomplish this goal, we have expanded our staff to include a number of highly skilled doctoral psychologists. Our providers vary by age, gender, and specialty – helping to ensure our clients have access to a psychologist or counselor with whom they can feel comfortable. We also employ a mental health Advanced Registered Nurse Tacoma Psychologist and Therapist Business Card Holder for Allenmore Counseling Providers Practitioner (ARNP) whose expertise lies in evaluating clients – as well as prescribing and monitoring medication for them. In the rare instance that one of our providers cannot offer the type of mental or behavioral health services required, our longstanding connections within the Western WA community allow us to provide well-informed referrals to other resources in Seattle, Tacoma, Lakewood, Gig Harbor, Puyallup, University Place, Federal Way, and surrounding areas.

Mental Health Treatment Tailored to Your Specific Needs

Our experience has taught us that effective behavioral and mental health counseling requires understanding and communication, a skillful therapist, a good connection between the provider and client, clarity regarding the goals of treatment, and collaborative teamwork between the client and counselor. For several decades our team at APA has been a leading provider of the counseling Tacoma Washington area men, women, and children have relied on to achieve new levels of hope, happiness and wellness. We have made it a priority to bring therapists into our practice who genuinely look forward to coming to work each day because they have a passion for helping improve the health of the people and families living in their community. Each  psychologist and counselor on our staff has dedicated a significant portion of their life to delivering compassionate and comprehensive treatment with the potential to be truly life-changing for their clients.

Though the counselors have different areas of specialty and expertize, we all share a commitment to continuously refining our professional skills – specifically because we know it is our competence and effectiveness which allows us to continue doing the work that we love to do. As a team, we work with individuals ranging in age from young children and adolescents to the elderly. Our patients come from all walks of life, and seek our help with resolving a wide range of emotional, relational, behavioral, and mental health concerns (learn more about the problems we treat).

Getting Started

So if you or someone you care about is looking for compassionate and effective counseling in Tacoma, WA, you can rest assured that our team of providers to be here waiting to provide the help you need. We look forward to hearing from you and beginning the process of change and healing. Please call us with any questions you may have (253-752-7320).