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Sex Addiction Specialists Team

Robert Hirsch, MSW, LCSW

Robert Hirsch, MSW, LCSW, DirectorAfter 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 and deviance, he also performs parenting evaluations, anger assessments, and sexual deviancy evaluations 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 deviancy 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.

M.S.W. 1985 with Honors, University of Michigan
Fields of Specialization: Sexuality, Family & Group Work

ACSW. Member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers
LicSW. Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Washington #LW4952,
since 1991
Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider, State of Washington #FCI02,
since 1991

Randy Green, MA

Randy Green, MAHirsch Counseling and Consulting Associate Randy Green returned to private practice a year ago, following six years as Clinical Director for Relationships Toward Self Discovery, a community protection program in Arlington, Washington. He has offices in Arlington and Mukilteo and visits clients at Twin Rivers Correctional Facility in Monroe, WA.

As Relationships Clinical Director, he provided a wide variety of services. These included individual and group therapy for adults and adolescents with mild developmental disabilities and secondary mental health diagnoses, consultation and training for staff, compliance oversight, training and consultation for community protection agencies. He also attended and testified in court proceedings.

Randy's earlier experience includes serving as a mental health specialist for the adolescent psychiatric unit at Overlake Hospital, Bellevue, and practicing privately as a therapist with Kairos Counseling Center in Snohomish, where he provided individual and group treatment for adolescents and adults with sexual issues, survivors of sexual abuse and family therapy. He has also worked as a volunteer for Northwest Treatment Associates in Seattle and as Juvenile Rehabilitation Counselor at Echo Glen Children's Center and Echo Glen's Nisqually Cottage in Snoqualmie, conducting group and individual treatment for adolescents.

M.A. 1993 Psychology, Antioch University, WA
B.A. 1985 Sociology, University of Washington
A.A. 1978 Sociology, College of the Redwoods, CA

Licensed Mental Health Counselor: #MH30003166
Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider: #FC00000176

Walter Cardona, M.Ed.

Walter 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.

M.Ed. 1999 Counseling, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO

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)

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