Alternative & Complementary Therapy

Medical and healthcare related services that fall outside the traditional Western medicine model. These may include whole body systems such as homeopathy, mind-body medicine, biologically-based practices such as supplements, and energy medicine.


Our Resource Directory for LGBTQ older adults aims to help people looking for LGBTQ–welcoming services for themselves, a loved one or a client.  The Directory is not meant to endorse or guarantee the sensitivity of any provider. However, we do indicate which organizations and providers report having non-discrimination policies that specifically include sexual orientation (SO) and/or gender identity (GI). The Generations Aging with Pride logo  is indicated next to providers that have had one or more staff members attend our evidence-based training.

 

 

Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

 

Contact:

Nichole Casado, Lynda Baldwin

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-242-3212 (facility), 

206-631-0222 (24/7 admissions)

1031 SW 130th St 

Burien, WA 98146

 

 

E-mail:

admissions@burienrehab.com

 

Ages

19+

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.burienrehab.com

12+ languages & translation

Parking

 

Services provided: Advocacy, Alternative and Complementary Therapy, Caregiver Support, Case Management/Care Coordination, Community and Social Activities, Counseling partner with NAVOS mental health, Financial Planning (can help with Medicaid application), Food and Nutrition, Healthcare (Hospitals, Clinics, Health Centers), Hospice & Palliative Care, Housing, Information and Assistance, Specialty Associations (HIV care), Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary:  Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center provides 24-hour skilled nursing and sophisticated rehabilitation services in a clean, comfortable, friendly and motivating environment. We believe the most effective way to provide compassionate care is to maintain high medical integrity, build a team spirit among staff and provide beautiful surroundings for our patients and their visitors. ALL our staff are given LGBT cultural competency training upon hire. Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center participates in the NW LGBT Senior Provider Network, has a close working relationship with the Madison Clinic and Bailey Boushay House.

 

 

 

 

Community Acupuncture Project of West Seattle

 

Contact:

Sonja Sivisend

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-933-7891

4545 44th Ave SW

 

 

E-mail:

westseapins@gmail.com

Seattle, WA 98116

Ages

All

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.acupunctureforall.org

English, Spanish

Parking

 

Services provided: Alternative and Complementary Therapy, Healthcare (Hospitals, Clinics, Health Centers), Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary:  The mission of Community Acupuncture Project (CAP) is to provide high quality treatment at affordable rates to as many people as possible, and as often as necessary. CAP is member of a cooperative of community acupuncture clinics – the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture, or POCA. We offer sliding scale fees so our patients can access the treatment they need. We aim to create a welcoming clinic environment for all members of our communities. The practitioners at CAP do not discriminate based on race, age, religion, ability, marital status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, height, weight, national origin, language, education, HIV or immigration status. We offer LGBTQ+ competent care.

 

 

 

 

Seattle Counseling Service

 

Contact:

Bleeker Ayers

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-323-1768

1216 Pine St. Suite 300  

 

 

E-mail:

Bleekera@seattlecounseling.org

Seattle, WA  98101

Ages

18+

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.seattlecounseling.org

English

Parking

 

Services provided: Advocacy, Alternative and Complementary Therapy, Caregiver Support, Case Management/Care Coordination, Community and Social Activities, Counseling, Financial Planning, Housing, Information Assistance, Lifelong Learning and Arts

 

Summary: Seattle Counseling Service is a community based organization that has been dedicated to promoting health and wellness within the LGBTQ community for 45 years. We are committed to providing accessible services, offering a sliding fee scale in addition to accepting Medicaid and many insurance plans.

 

 

 

 

Yoga & Movement with Beth Award

 

Contact:

Beth Award

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-949-7084 (cell)

n/a

 

 

E-mail:

bethaward1@gmail.com

 

Ages

All

 

 

ADA

n/a

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

n/a

www.bethaward.com

English

Parking

n/a

 

Services provided: Alternative and Complementary Therapy

 

Summary: As a yoga and movement instructor, my mission is to assist people so that they feel better in their bodies. In public classes, private instruction, and workshops, I draw from yoga, biomechanics, deep tissue release, and strength education to address discomfort and imbalances. My clear instruction style stems from a desire the make what I teach as accessible as possible. I want to support students’ capacities to trust their own innate intelligence, and to cultivate an appropriate balance of strength and flexibility.


In the last 3 years, I have worked one on one with students ranging from 60-94 years of age. I am skilled at adapting movement and postures, and use a number of props to achieve desired outcomes such as creating better joint movement, “un-sticking” connective tissue, or mobilizing muscles for support, to name just a few. 


I have taught yoga since 2003 and am a Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200) through Yoga Alliance. By spring of 2017, I will have completed my E-RYT 500 hour training through Seattle Yoga Arts (www.seattleyogaarts.com), one of the oldest and most respected yoga studios in the city.

 

*Sole proprieter, does not discriminate against anyone based on sexual orientation or gender identity.