Dr. Sean House
Dr. Sean House is a licensed psychologist in the State of California (PSY-25128) who began integrating mental health and addictive behaviors counseling in his master’s degree program in counseling at Eastern Washington University. He went on to earn a doctoral degree from the University of Idaho in counselor education. Dr. House’s training instilled in him the importance of developing a collaborative relationship with clients in determining the goals and tasks of counseling in order to help clients make the necessary changes to beat addictionin. This collaborative spirit is the essence of good mental health counseling and has unfortunately been missing from traditional addictions counseling, which often will predetermine the goals and tasks for clients, without being sensitive to what those individuals are ready to change. Dr. House strives to understand each client’s unique perspective, and help them overcome addictive behavior in ways that are acceptable to them. This can include goals of abstinence, moderation, and/or less harmful use. In addition, Dr. House helps clients overcome their psychological/emotional difficulties that hinder them from having a better life.
Dr. House utilizes a wide range of therapies, seeking to find the most effective approach for each particular client. This flexibility provides the best framework for creating a therapeutic relationship that leads to successful outcomes, as determined by the client. To ensure that each counseling session is valuable for clients, Dr. House asks clients to complete a four-item survey at the end of each session indicating how useful the session was (the Session Rating Scale). Also, in order to ensure that counseling is effective in improving clients lives, Dr. House asks them to complete a similar four-item survey about how their lives have been in the previous week (the Outcome Rating Scale). This use of Feedback Informed Treatment, has strong research support demonstrating improved outcomes in counseling. Dr. House is committed to collaborating with clients in creating the most effective counseling experience possible.
Dr. Sean House