Dr. Kerry Ragain

Clinical Psychology
Bellevue, WA
26 years experience

Locations

Office

Bellevue, WA

Address

2025 112th Ave NE ste 201, Bellevue, WA, US
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My office hours

Thursday: 12pm - 9:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Premera Blue Cross

About

Bio

I currently maintain a private practice in Bellevue, WA where I treat children, adolescents and adults needing treatment for a wide range of clinical problems. I have particular interest in child development and the treatment of trauma.

Specialties
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Clinical Psychology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

81 Answers
124 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Not Necessarily: Attachment problems can arise from a wide range of innate predispositions in the child interacting with relationship factors stemming from the environ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
No: Reactive attachment disorder (rad) is one of the more severe childhood mental health diagnoses which almost always requires intensive professional int... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Maybe: One way that we deal with traumatic experiences is to repress (unintentionally avoid) the memories associated with the experience. Since children ofte... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Probably not: A good thing to do here would be to consult with a mental health professional who could conclusively make the diagnosis, and then offer recommendation... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Hang in there: The time it takes for therapy to start working can vary widely depending on, among other things, the duration, frequency, and intensity of your sympto... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Disregard for others: Since people with npd frequently have difficulties with empathy and care for others, i would expect that the employee would be faced with the boss fal... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Dealing with trauma: A patient coming to therapy for help dealing with a traumatic event might temporarily experience worsening symptoms. This regression would be due to t... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
It might be ongoing: While big neurological changes happen in childhood, emerging research in neurobiology indicates that dendrites and axons continue to change, adapt, an... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Possibly: It depends on what you mean by "alot, " but here are a few thoughts. Children diagnosed with odd are often elementary-school aged children, and young ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Need training: Only those with psychological or psychiatric training should spend time diagnosing someone.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Allow it: Your 1-year-old is still developing the capacity to keep you in mind as a way of feeling calm and safe when she's alone or with others less familiar. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
It depends: It would depend on the area of adoption being addressed. For example, for help with navigating through the adoption process itself, a specializing age... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Probably not: Based on what is provided with your question, no, eating only at night, with no other symptoms, would not indicate an eating disorder diagnosis. A cli... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Psychotherapy: Psychotherapy is the best approach for resolving the experiences associated with derealization.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Mood & psychosis: Although there are many, the biggest difference is that adults with add do not have severe mood fluctuations and psychotic symptoms that interfere wit... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Several levels: Just to name a few basic, key factors: genetic predispositions would be a big one, i.e. Certain characterological traits passed on from parent to chil... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
See below: People with this condition show a long standing pattern of anti-social attitudes and behaviors, including some of these: 1) lack of guilt, remorse, an... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Negative and defiant: The primary symptoms of odd include angry outbursts, deliberately annoying others, irritability, arguing with authority figures, blaming, and refusing... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Seek help: Given the enduring nature of your troubles, the best chance of overcoming things would be to consult with a mental health professional. If you can mak... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Several types: The most common troubles associated with anxiety include these things: restlessness, fatigue, trouble concentrating, body tension (shoulders, neck, et... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
It depends: It depends on how frequent and severe the panic is when people organize your stuff. For example, if this is a daily occurrence, inducing debilitating ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Seek help: The troubles you describe sound very intense and difficult to manage on your own. Please seek a consultation with a psychiatrist, psychologist, or oth... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
At least two options: With the phobia try desensitization approaches, including 1) establishing a practice that builds your ability to stay calm in the face of the anxiety.... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Consult with a prof.: Hello, the tension you speak of and feel can be a result of many things, including experiences you had growing up, current circumstances, and other pa... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
How severe is it: It depends on how severe and debilitating your anxiety is. If your symptoms are more mild, you might feel some relief with establishment of a mindfuln... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Need more specifics: We will need more specifics to answer this. For starters, how frequently do you get hungry? Also, how strong is the sense of hunger, and does it inter... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Consult with your MD: A good start would be to consult with your physician to rule out a medical problem. If everything is normal medically have your doctor give you a refe... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Difficult loss: The loss of a romantic partner is almost always exceedingly painful and can take from months to years to overcome. Spend time talking with friends, si... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Yes: Since youth with conduct disorder frequently have difficulty modulating aggressive feelings, homicidal ideation can certainly be more common with thes... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
It depends on how: Much trouble these concerns are causing you. Sex drive can vary significantly for people, and a low level of it might be just where you're at right no... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Hard to say: As you might know, regular exercise has been shown to help with some forms of depression, but without knowing what kind of depression you're referring... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Questionable: Although it would be hard to say with much accuracy yes or no on this one, i would lean towards no. Almost any job with children, unless it's in the s... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
It can vary: I'm not sure about normal, but daily occurrences of hallucinations and delusions can be expected for someone with this diagnosis. Effective med manage... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Probably should: If you have that many congruent symptoms with gad it's probably best to consult with your physician about it. The two of you can possibly discuss dia... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Seek out specialist: The best place to start would be an evaluation with a specialist in the treatment of adhd. Once you're clinically diagnosed, the two main intervention... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Track your symptoms: First, write down as best you can the specifics of your symptoms daily. What are the symptoms? When are they at their worst? How frequent are they? On... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Information/reassure: Generally a good approach would be to 1) in age appropriate language let him or her know that the loved one has an illness, 2) explain the illness in ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Please clarify: Please clarify what you mean by "meaning, " "growth, " and "development." are you referring to the growth and development of the field of psychology ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Sometimes: Depending on many factors, including intensity, frequency, and duration of the symptoms, psychotherapy alone can sometimes be enough for the patient's... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Psychotherapy, maybe: Not being able to cry in and of itself doesn't mean treatment is indicated, but it might, possibly, be a marker of other difficulties associated with... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
They can, but: Children can certainly outgrow anxiety, but the likelihood would depend on at least 2 things: 1) the intensity, frequency and duration of the symptoms... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
With: Although both disorders can create serious limitations, sometimes panic disorder with agoraphobia can be even worse as it greatly impacts the individu... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Ask about the dyads: Any question pertaining to the nature of the dyads in the family (one person to another) can be productive towards deepening the family therapy proce... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Self control: There are many, but here are two big changes: 1) preschoolers are gaining further confidence around long separations from parents, which usually requi... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Unknown: There is no general consensus of agreement on the causes of narcissism, but one viewpoint maintains that injuries to one's sense of self during format... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
False importance: Delusions are beliefs detached from a generally accepted "reality" as most people would define it. For example, a middle aged man thinks he is going t... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Get face 2 face help: Seek help in your community. If you are feeling suicidal right now go to the local emergency room and tell them what's happening. They will have menta... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Severity?: At least 3 questions need answering before determining how to proceed, including 1) does he have a specific plan/ means with regard to carrying out a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
Schedule appointment: The best thing to do here is to check in with your prescribing physician, and be as clear as possible with him or her about the progression or your sy... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
26 years experience
No specific location: There is no specific location in the brain where memories are stored. A combination of neurological structures, including the hippocampus and prefront... Read More
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Nov 3, 2012
Excellent answers. Very knowledgable and quick to respond. We need more doctors like Dr. Ragain.
Nov 3, 2012
Very informative answers. Always quick to respond to patients. Definitely a great doctor!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ragain is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I need help dealing with anger as well I have a hard time expressing
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Thank you! I think its just the fact that I'm focused on school rather then relationship. I plan to be a PA someday
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I qutt. Coul turkey. and now i am sicker then a dog since about. 5 wek

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Pacifica Graduate Institute
Graduated 2006MD

Awards

Top Psychologist, Second Place, Washington - Winter
2013
Top Psychologist, Third Place, Washington - Summer
2013
Top Psychologist, Second Place, Washington - Spring
2017

Affiliations

American Psychological Association
Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study
Child Therapy Association
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