About Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare

Our Vision: This is our goal.


Our Mission: This is what we do.

Empowering HOPE through compassion, engagement and connection with those we serve.

Empowering RELIEF through effective evidence based practices that promote skills and resilience.

Empowering RECOVERY by building upon strengths and supporting individuals in their goals.

Our Core Values: This is how we do it.

Do the right things for the right reasons.

Provide great customer service with high quality outcomes.

Communicate openly, honestly, and respectfully.

Problem solve collaboratively with clients, staff, and the community.

Promote healthy options for clients and staff.

Be nimble and responsive in creating solutions.

Greater Lakes values diversity, and strives to maintain a safe, welcoming environment for all.


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CARF International Accreditation

Greater Lakes is proud to be the recipient of a three-year CARF International accreditation, the highest level awarded by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. This accreditation is awarded to organizations demonstrating a commitment to high-quality services, with programs that focus on customer service and client satisfaction.

What We Offer

We are excited to announce that Greater Lakes will be affiliating with MultiCare Health System in order to provide better integrated, coordinated healthcare for our clients.

This partnership will allow us to strengthen our continuum of care and access many more innovative behavioral health offerings. Their combined resources will allow the two organizations to work together to strengthen the behavioral health care offerings available in Pierce County and enhance access to whole-person care — both physical and mental — for the people and communities in our region.

As an independent affiliate, Greater Lakes will retain its separate non-profit status, name, brand, culture, identity, and operational self-management, and donations will continue to support Greater Lakes programs and services. Most importantly, our mission of Empowering Hope, Relief, and Recovery remains constant and unchanged.


Greater Lakes offers a variety of Mental Health Services for residents of Pierce County with Medicaid coverage. We can also help clients obtain or re-establish Medicaid benefits.

We serve more than 10,000 individuals each year, at a variety of convenient locations.

We offer Mental Health Services for Adults and Children, as well as Substance Use Disorder Treatment for adults, Court and Criminal Justice Programs, Homeless Support Programs, Integrated Medical Care and a full-service pharmacy, provided by Genoa.

Our providers include Certified Peer Counselors, Counselors and Mental Health Technicians, Case Managers, Therapists, Mental Health Professionals, Nurses, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNPs), Chemical Dependency Professionals and Psychiatrists.

Organizational Philosophy

Greater Lakes strives to align our facilities, programs, staffing and behavior with our values. We maintain high expectations for ourselves and hold ourselves accountable to each other and those we serve.

Clinical Philosophy

At Greater Lakes, we believe that everyone has the potential to recover from mental illness, and to realize their hopes and dreams. We are committed to the principles of Recovery and
Trauma Informed Care and provide evidence-based treatments which include counseling, case-management, peer support, and medication.

Our organizational and clinical philosophy are based on respect, client choice and empowerment, which inspires hope and provides the best environment for recovery.


Executive Committee

Terri L. Card

Mimi Tucci

Immediate Past Chair
Steven Brockel

First Vice Chair
Donald N. Powell

Second Vice Chair
Jerry N. Moore

Gregory J. Unruh

Jay R. Mayer

Board of Directors

Patrick Ahearne
Maggie Baker
Leslie Becker, M.D.
Clayton DeNault
Ann Edington
Andrew Fagan
Kim McAdams
Shirlee Schatz
Jeffrey A. Watts
Barbara Werschkul
Michael Zaro


Read our Newsletter – Summer 2018 -pdf

Read our Newsletter/Annual Report – Spring 2018 -pdf

Read our Newsletter – Fall 2017 -pdf

Contact Us

Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare
9330 59th Ave SW, Lakewood, WA 98499

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