Alterity Psychological Services

Alterity Psychological Services

Welcome to Our Clinic!
"The mind is like water. When it’s turbulent, it’s difficult to see. When it’s calm, everything becomes clear."
~ Prasad Mahes
Honored to provide resources for
those who protect and serve.

Focused on fulfilling the shortage of mental health resources in our rural community.

Proudly serving retired and active duty military and their families.

Mental strength is not the ability to stay out of darkness, rather
it is the ability to sit in the darkness with the hope that light will shine again.

Serving Island, Snohomish, Whatcom, & Skagit counties.

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ALTERITY
[ al-TEHR-i-tee]

noun
unselfish concern for or devotion to the welfare of others

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Our Address

1051 NE 7th Avenue
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Office Hours
Monday – Friday
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed
Monday – Friday
12:00 – 1:00 PM for Lunch

Phone: 360-682-5299

Closures

Veterans Day – Wed., Nov. 11
Thanksgiving Day
Thurs., Nov. 26 & Fri., Nov. 27
Christmas Holiday
Thurs., Dec 24 & Dec 25
New Year’s Holiday
Thurs., Dec 31 & Jan 1

 

Our Response to COVID-19

Our office staff is hard at work ensuring all appropriate CDC guidelines are upheld.

Until government restrictions are lifted, checking in for your appointment will look a bit different. You will see signs instructing you to wait in your vehicle and call the front desk to let us know you are checking in. When your provider is ready to see you, a staff member will come out and escort you 

inside. The lobby will not be set up to allow for patient-waiting and we will have hand sanitizer and masks available.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Only those individuals with an appointment at that time will be allowed inside the building, to allow us to maintain appropriate social distancing measures.

Welcome to Alterity Psychological Services

Are you new to our clinic?

 

Here are some tips for your first visit: 1Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment.

2Complete New Patient forms via the patient portal before arriving.

3Make sure to have photo ID and the most current version of your insurance cards.

4Bring your estimated co-pay.

Our Mission

Alterity Psychological Services is the benchmark for compassionate and holistic family-centered care, incorporating mind, body, and community.

We put patients first by using evidence-based therapies, conducting regular testing, and upholding the highest ethical standards both in practice and diagnostics. We are committed to investing in our community; being available to individuals of all walks of life; de-stigmatizing mental health care; and establishing collaborative relationships with the local medical community, businesses and organizations which support wellness. We consider it a privilege to serve both military and civilian patients alike and will work tirelessly to ensure all patients acquire the tools to cope with and thrive in everyday life. We firmly believe in the philosophical approach of focusing on doing and being what is best for the other. The French-Jewish philosopher, Emanuel Levinas, said it this way, “For others, in spite of myself, from myself.” We strive to work according to this philosophy and to help our patients embrace it as well.

For others, in spite of myself,
from myself.

~ Emanuel Levinas

Our Services

Our clinicians specialize in treating a wide range of symptoms and diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, autism, and most other psychological disorders. Services provided include but not limited to:

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Individual Therapy

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Couples Therapy

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Psychoeducation

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Group Therapy

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Psychiatric services

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Family Counseling

This is not an emergency clinic. If you are in need of emergency services please visit the nearest emergency room, dial 911, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Meet Our Clinicians

Aaron R. Burdge, PhD

Aaron R. Burdge, PhD

Owner, Psychologist

Amy Epp, FNP-C

Amy Epp, FNP-C

Clinical Director, Psychiatric Prescriber

Mark Takaoka, LMFTA

Mark Takaoka, LMFTA

Therapist

Jennifer Laska, LMHC

Jennifer Laska, LMHC

Therapist

Jacqueline Davis, LMHC

Jacqueline Davis, LMHC

Therapist

Out of respect for our clinicians’ and other patients’ time, we ask that you please provide 24-hours notice to change or cancel an appointment. Cancellations made without 24-hours notice will be subject to a no-show fee that cannot be billed to insurance. Thank you.

Our Story

Dr. Aaron Burdge built Alterity Psychological Services from the ground up and has been doing so, some might say, for his entire 25-year career. He founded APS with the vision that he could start a family-run business that benefited all of the families that make up our community and would set the standard for mental health care in the Pacific Northwest. This being the case, Dr. Burdge and his family have worked – and continue to work – tirelessly to build a clinic that would match this vision. We hope to continue doing so for years to come. His wife, Trina, has two Masters degrees from Brigham Young University in Counseling Psychology and Health Education. She has been a strong supporter of Dr. Burdge as evidenced by her countless hours of behind the scenes work. Dr. and Mrs. Burdge also have four children, two of which are currently pursuing degrees in Psychology. They plan to join the practice once they have completed their degrees. Alterity Psychological Services has been a labor of love from our family on behalf of a community we truly care about and we look forward to serving you and yours.

Our Story

Dr. Aaron Burdge built Alterity Psychological Services from the ground up and has been doing so, some might say, for his entire 25-year career. He founded APS with the vision that he could start a family-run business that benefited all of the families that make up our community and would set the standard for mental health care in the Pacific Northwest. This being the case, Dr. Burdge and his family have worked – and continue to work – tirelessly to build a clinic that would match this vision. We hope to continue doing so for years to come. His wife, Trina, has two Masters degrees from Brigham Young University in Counseling Psychology and Health Education. She has been a strong supporter of Dr. Burdge as evidenced by her countless hours of behind the scenes work. Dr. and Mrs. Burdge also have four children, two of which are currently pursuing degrees in Psychology. They plan to join the practice once they have completed their degrees. Alterity Psychological Services has been a labor of love from our family on behalf of a community we truly care about and we look forward to serving you and yours.

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About us

Alterity Psychological Services is the benchmark for compassionate and holistic family-centered care, incorporating mind, body, and community

Contact

Alterity Psychological Services

1051 NE 7th Avenue
Oak Harbor, WA 98277

360-682-5299