Dr. Paul Grekin’s Departure

Paul Grekin has served as medical director at Seattle Counseling Service for 23 years, providing psychiatric care to clients, supervising medical staff, and providing consultation to therapy staff.  Since he first assumed the role of medical director at SCS, Dr. Grekin has worked to ensure that the treatment provided by all departments at SCS is of high quality, placing an emphasis on evidence-based modalities.

As a clinical professor in the UW Department of Psychiatry, he trained resident physicians at SCS who seek experience in providing LGBTQ  psychiatric care. Through his work with SCS, Dr. Grekin accumulated extensive experience working with trans-identified individuals.  He has used this expertise in his care of patients, in consultation to other physicians, training psychiatry residents, and in providing documentation to support clients seeking gender affirming treatment.

He has served as a study physician on four national research projects focusing on Medication Assisted Treatment and has presented at national conferences on expanding access to treatment and providing patient-centered care.

Dr. Grekin graduated from the University of Michigan medical school and completed his psychiatry residency and community psychiatry fellowship at the University of Washington.  He is a board-certified Addiction Psychiatrist.  Paul grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan (yes, there really is a Kalamazoo) and followed the path of his parents and three older brothers to attend the University of Michigan.  He deviated from the family tradition when he decided to pursue psychiatry instead of dermatology, opting to dig deep rather than staying on the surface.  He loves to hike, bicycle, garden, and play and listen to music, all ventures well-suited to living in Seattle.

Dr. Grekin has put his heart and soul into providing care to our clients at SCS and we will miss him dearly. We wish him well onto his next endeavor as he goes to a full-time position as Medical Director at Evergreen Treatment Center; an opiod treatment program.

Left to right: Dr. Paul Grekin and Deputy Director Donnie Goodman

 

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