Sober Families Clinicians: Seattle, Washington

Sober Families is a collection of therapists who are passionate about working with families who have a loved one struggling with addiction.  We use the CRAFT approach to teach families how to connect with their loved ones in a way that encourages less addictive behavior as well as to recenter their own lives. The Sober Families clinicians work with individuals and families within their practices, run groups, contribute to our library of articles, and ensure the quality of the Sober Families program. Sober Families is based in the Pacific Northwest.

Meet our therapists in the Seattle area…

Christeine Terry, Ph.D.

Dr. Terry is a licensed psychologist in Washington who specializes in the treatment of addictions and co-occurring disorders (i.e., co-existing addictions and other mental health conditions). In her private practice she uses evidence-based therapies, as well as the CRAFT approach, with a diverse range of people with addiction and their families. She focuses on bringing a compassionate and nonjudgmental approach to her work. Additionally, Dr. Terry is active in research on stigma aimed at reducing stigma and shame toward people suffering with addiction.


Christeine Terry, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist (WA PY60341032). Independent practitioner at Seattle Behavioral Health. 509 Olive Way, Suite 1360, Seattle, WA. 98101. Phone:  206-623-5825. Email:  christeineterry@cterry.hush.com


Lara Okoloko, LICSW, Certified CRAFT Clinician

Lara Okoloko, LICSW is a psychotherapist practicing in Seattle and Edmonds, Washington. She is passionate about working with loving dedicated families who are feeling scared, disconnected and depleted because someone they love has a substance use problem. She works with families to engage their connection with one another to come out on the other side of recovery together.  Believing that good therapy is research driven and client centered, she uses a variety of evidence-based counseling methods to help people make positive changes in their lives and family relationships. These include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Community Reinforcement and Family Training (she is a certified CRAFT therapist). She is also very familiar with the “12 Steps” of Alcoholics Anonymous and advocates for any approach that helps people stay safe and recover including harm reduction approaches.  

Ms. Okoloko is a board member of the Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work and an Affiliate Instructor at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work teaching MSW courses. In addition to being a licensed therapist, she is a Washington State approved supervisor for associate social workers.

Phone: (206) 745-2381. Website: caresnw.com Email: Lara.Okoloko@caresnw.com


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