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Gene McConnachie, PhD

Gene, a Licensed Psychologist (#PY1806), has provided consultations and therapy for individuals, families and other caregivers since 1978. Mid-career, he returned to pursue his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook (1993), with concentrations in Applied Child and Family Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis/Positive Behavior Support (PBS).  Gene completed his residency training for his Ph.D. at the Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington Medical School.  Gene has worked as a consultant, trainer, author, and therapist for parents and other caregivers specializing in positive solutions to child and adult behavioral challenges.  He practices a Family-Centered approach that believes in a collaborative partnership with parents/caregivers, assisting them to define and achieve their vision for family harmony, guiding them in positive behavioral strategies and coaching parents in how to utilize the child's strengths and motivations to promote positive behaviors and growth and reduce child behavior problems and meet achieve their vision.  He also has expertise in autism and developmental disabilities including Asperger's Syndrome, and those dually diagnosed with mental health problems and developmental disabilities. Gene worked for the Developmental Disabilities Administration for over 20 years. He continues to be active in the Positive Behavior Support community as a former member of the Board of Directors of the International Association for PBS, and in the leadership team of the Home and Community PBS network.

Gene can provide diagnostic evaluations for Autism Spectrum Disorders or Intellectual Disabilities that can be used to apply for benefits through schools (Special Education or 504 Plan accommodations), eligibility for services through the State Developmental Disabilities Administration, or Social Security Disability benefits.  He can prescribe and supervise intensive ABA services for children with diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder or intellectual disability.

Gene is accepting patients in the Lake Forest Park office, and can be reached at 206-348-2744 or fax via our main office




Vacation and Crisis Info:  If you are a current patient, and need to see someone while Gene is on vacation, you may contact the covering clinician via the on-call system at 425-610-1265.