Andrew Carnahan, Therapist in Washington — Zencare
Andrew     Carnahan

Andrew Carnahan

He/Him/His

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Certified Chemical Dependency Professional, CCDP
Washington Accepting Online
Updated March 4, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Psychedelic Integration
  • Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Substance abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Professional statement

Andrew Carnahan is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Substance Use Disorder Professional offering in person sessions in Mountlake Terrace, WA and online throughout the state of Washington. He has extensive training surrounding the utilization of psychedelic and non-ordinary states of consciousness in psychotherapy.

Specializing in helping clients understand and grow from their psychedelic experiences, Andrew has a particular focus on people who have had challenging experiences or 'bad trips'. Challenging psychedelic experiences (AKA bad trips) are often deeply troubling and can result in profound and long lasting mental and emotional pain. Andrew brings over a decade of experience surrounding substance use related difficulties in addition to his academic training to help people who are continuing to be troubled from these experiences. He is also passionate about providing preparation and integration services for those who are utilizing Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy.

Andrew's theoretical orientation stems from his extensive training in Existential and Jungian approaches to psychotherapy, his research on this matter has been published in Depth Insights. Both Existential and Jungian theories posit that there are unknown or unconscious parts of our mental life and history which when ignored or pushed away can call for our attention, often this call appears as mental health related symptoms. Andrew blends this theoretical grounding with cognitive and behavioral interventions to provide a therapeutic experience which both addresses the immediate concerns and fosters long term growth.


Specialties

Psychedelic Integration - Integrating a psychedelic experience is the practice of helping you understand the meanings and lessons from non-ordinary states of consciousness, and how these can be woven into your life. I am particularly passionate about helping people who are troubled by a challenging experience or 'bad trip'

Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink - I am passionate about helping individuals work thought the emotional and relationship changes associated with ENM/poly relationships.

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Andrew Carnahan is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (55min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (55min)
  • Family sessions: $150 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Washington)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

North Seattle Psychotherapy, PLLC, Therapist, 2017 - Present
Center for Human Services , Therapist , 2017 - 2018
Community Psychiatric Clinic, Addiction Counselor , 2015 - 2016
The Shamrock Group , Addiction Counselor , 2013 - 2015
Associated Behavioral Health Care, 2011 - 2013

California Institute of Integral Studies , Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research , 2022
Jung Centre Ireland , Certificate in Jungian Studies , 2020
Psychedelics Today, Navigating Psychedelics for Clinicians , 2020
Zur Institute , Certificate in Jungian Psychotherapy, 2017
Seattle University , M.A. Psychology , 2017
Edmonds College , Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency Counseling ATA, 2010


Licensure

Washington: CP60400355

Washington: LH61071234


Languages

English