"You have made us for Yourself, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in You."

-Saint Augustine

"It doesn’t happen all at once . . . You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand."

-Margery Williams in The Velveteen Rabbit

Getting Started:

  • email the counselor (contact info listed on About page) of your choice to schedule an appointment at either the West Seattle or Magnolia office

  • print and complete the application to bring to initial session

Locations: 

West Seattle office & Polis' mailing address:

(Trinity West Seattle Church—Ida St. entrance, free parking on Ida Street)

7551 35th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98136

Ballard office: 

(Trinity Church Seattle—23rd Ave. use the handicapped entrance, free parking across the street in church parking lot)

6512 23rd Avenue Northwest
Seattle, WA 98117

Appointments:

  • sessions are usually roughly 50 minutes long

  • suggested donation per session is $90

  • please provide 36 hours or more notice for cancellation/rescheduling, if under 36 hours notice, suggested donation of $50

  • frequency of appointment is discussed with counselor and client(s), and collaboratively selected according to helpfulness, availability and financial viability

  • couples may choose to participate in a collaborative, flexible, combined couples approach, where counselor meets with couple together and individually with either/both spouses as appropriate and helpful

Providing a Range of Services:

  • brief intervention

  • counseling (individual, marital & family)

  • consulting and program design

 

Areas of Focus:

(in addition to issues of emotional distress, relational conflict and/or spiritual formation)

  • addiction recovery (substance, behavioral and/or sexual)

  • mental health

  • sexuality

  • trauma recovery (emotional, physical, relational {adultery, divorce or death}, sexual and/or spiritual abuse)

 

Continuity of Care

Polis seeks to partner with local churches and other care providers for a more collaborative, comprehensive process of change. Ultimately, Polis is a conduit to the local church. The church is God's chosen vehicle for sustainable transformation and mission.

"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea..."   -Antoine de Saint Exupery    And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.    1 Thessalonians 5:14

"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea..."
-Antoine de Saint Exupery

And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.

1 Thessalonians 5:14

cball@polisrecoveryproject.org

206.552.4360

West Seattle office & Polis' mailing address:

(Trinity West Seattle Church)

7551 35th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98126

  • free parking on Ida Street

  • enter on the Ida St. family entrance

Ballard office: 

(Trinity Church Seattle)

6512 23rd Avenue Northwest
Seattle, WA 98117

  • free parking across the street in church parking lot

  • on 23rd Ave. use the entrance to the right with 8 steps and the call box

  • please contact your counselor for the call box code to enter the building

  • 2nd floor—room 217

Donate to polis recovery project

Polis is a 501c3 nonprofit organization financially supported through the charitable giving of individuals, families and churches, who believe in the vitality, wisdom and Kingdom impact of Christian counseling. As a nonprofit organization, we strive to make resources available to all people, so that finances are not a barrier in seeking help. In order to sustain the viability of the ministry, the suggested rate of donation per session is $90. Some give more or less, and others are supported by their family and/or local church. Polis gives away 5% of all donations to support church planting.

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