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Understanding Addiction

What You Need to Ask 
Before Choosing a Treatment

- Is the agency state licensed or certfied?

- Are federal confidentiality laws followed?

- What are the costs & treatment expectations?


the Field in

Substance Use Disorder


Our Programs Will
Make A Difference!

Somerset's teen & adult substance abuse services offer a comprehensive & multidimensional continuum of care, including but not limited to the following: 


awareness of drug dangers

refusal skills


assertiveness building healthy relationships

stress reduction

communication skills

positive mental outlook


proper nutrition

goal planning

healthy activities

relaxation skills



relapse prevention

strengthening family bonds

intro to the 12 steps

conflict resolution

grief & shame reduction


tobacco cessation 


The Best in the Field

Somerset Counseling Center employs a team of dedicated and experienced licensed Chemical Dependency Professionals, supervised interns and support staff providing treatment and support for teens, adults and families. We are committed to providing cutting edge treatment using a motivational counseling approach and an evidence-based treatment curriculum (The Matrix Model) that is proven to work.

Who We Are

Somerset was founded by Gary and Cathy Somdahl in 1999.


The author of three popular books, ("Drugs & Kids," "Interview with Addiction" & "Marijuana Drug Dangers,") Gary has dedicated the past twenty-nine years assisting teens, adults and families in rebuilding their lives. Besides being an advice columnist for "LISTEN" magazine, a former newspaper columnist and television host for KRLB, he is an accomplished counselor, writer and lecturer.


An expert in the field of chemical dependency for more than twenty years, Cathy has outstanding expertise in working with clients diagnosed with co-occurring disorders. She has been a frequent speaker in the schools, civic groups and support agencies. An energetic and serious clinician, Cathy contributes greatly to recovery efforts for teens and adults.

All services are conducted in a trusting and safe environment with highly trained and licensed professionals specializing in chemical dependency.

Since we believe it is of utmost importance to partner with the community in prevention efforts, our caring staff is able and willing to reach out to schools, employers, the justice system and others. 

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The Experience


While the Somerset experience will be different for each person, all treatment at our agency includes:


  • Individualized care and personalized treatment plans

  • A comprehensive & balanced approach

  • Dedicated & Conpassionate team of licensed & credentialed professionals

  • High staff-to-client ratios, in a modern outpatient setting

  • A confidential environment with the highest privacy standards

  • The top evidence-based curriculum available


Somerset Counseling Center is one of the largest outpatient drug & alcohol centers in Eastern Washington with over 14 years experience. We have a nationally & locally known reputation for quality programs & successful outcomes.


We believe that Somerset is the treatment center with the best combination of caring staff, successful evidence-based programs and experience.


Somerset Counseling Center is proud to be known as the "agency of choice" in the Mid-Columbia.

Most Insurances & Medicaid Accepted. Sliding Fee Available. 



We also offer off-site services at:

Benton-Franklin Juvenile Justice Center, Washington State Department of Social & Health Services (Division of Children & Family Services),  Elijah Family Homes and My Friend's Place (Safe Harbor).


State Licensed                                      

       Court Approved




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To Schedule An Appointment

Call 509.942.1624