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As a general practitioner, Dr. Markley sees people with a wide range of concerns. His theoretical approach integrates cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal methods to help clients develop insight and change maladaptive ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving. Together, you will consider the influence(s) of current life stressors, and collaboratively develop specific skills aimed at improving your coping.
Generally, the first one to three sessions are used to learn more about your presenting problem(s). This assessment includes talking to you and, with your permission, may include talking to other relevant persons (e.g., family members or friends). When necessary, the assessment may also involve the administration of psychological tests. After the assessment process, Dr. Markley may refer you to another therapist if, in his judgment, his expertise does not match your needs. If Dr. Markley believes he can be of help to you, after the assessment process together you will discuss a plan for treatment. Therapy will continue until goals are met, or until you decide that you wish to discontinue.
Please feel free to discuss any questions you have with Dr. Markley throughout your work together. Dr. Markley will utilize his experience, education and training in working with you and pledges to perform services in a professional, competent manner.
Dr. Markley earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oregon in 1999, specializing in the assessment and treatment of depression. He then completed a clinical residency in Behavioral Medicine within the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry, and a postdoctoral research fellowship within the UW Department of Psychology. Dr. Markley joined Associates in Behavioral Health in 2002, though maintains his clinical faculty appointment at the UW. He supervises Ph.D. students in the UW Department of Psychology, and has since 2002. From 2003-2006, Dr. Markley was invited to work on research teams at Group Health's Research Institute conducting clinical trials of treatments for depression, bipolar disorder, and obesity.
Dr. Markley is a provider for most major insurance companies. We suggest you check your insurance company provider list to confirm Dr. Markley is listed. If he is not listed, you may still be able to use your insurance when seeing Dr. Markley if your plan has out of network benefits. To determine whether this is the case, or to become familiar with your outpatient mental health benefits generally, we suggest you call the number on your insurance card and inquire.