Child, Teen and Family Mental Health Services

Teen Drug and Alcohol Assessments and Treatment

Ryther provides a broad array of programs designed to address the individual needs of adolescents using drugs and/or alcohol and their families, as well as those with co-occurring mental health issues. We offer the as well as psychiatric, substance abuse and mental health assessments. We now also offer parents a session about the . Programs include and .

For information or to make an appointment, please call us at 206.517.0234 or email .

When you call us we will:

  1. 1. Determine if an assessment is needed
  2. 2. Check your insurance coverage and let you know of any restrictions or limitations
  3. 3. Schedule the first appointment to include evening hours Monday – Thursday as well as some on weekends

Ryther bills most insurance plans directly.

Standard Drug and Alcohol Assessments

Warning Signs of Substance Abuse

This 50 minute session is for the parent or caregiver only and covers the various behaviors, attitudes and indications that a teen may be involved with using drugs and/or alcohol as well as psycho-education. Ideas for communication, setting boundaries and next steps will also be covered. Session is with a Chemical Dependency Professional and potentially therapist. Some evening appointments are available. Available in Seattle, Bellevue and Mukilteo. Cash pay only.

To review the warning signs of substance abuse, .

Teen Substance Use Ryther’s targeted assessments for adolescent substance use disorders fulfill school and legally-based requirements for alcohol and drug assessments. Performed by Chemical Dependency Specialists and master’s level clinicians with training in substance use disorders and mental health, the assessment includes a urine toxicology screen. Assessments are offered at our Seattle and Bellevue locations.


Level I Outpatient Substance Abuse Counseling

Individualized counseling is provided by a Chemical Dependency Professional experienced working with teens. Substance abuse and addiction for adolescents present unique challenges requiring a special emphasis through counseling on the development of refusal skills, examination of life choices and consequences, along with education based on the latest information about the impact of drugs on the developing brain. Ryther’s program meets all requirements for Level I chemical dependency treatment. This program is offered at both the Seattle and Bellevue locations.

Ryther's Co-Occurring Program

Co-Occurring Program Our program is for adolescents and young adults with substance use and mental health issues. It is designed based on the latest research to identify and treat mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety or ADHD in adolescents with substance use. Treatment is guided by an adolescent psychiatrist and licensed clinicians experienced in addressing mental health and substance use issues. Our program is individualized and varies in length to achieve client goals. Ongoing monitoring includes urine toxicology. This program is offered at the Seattle location.