Our Yakima Office is Open 7 days a week!
 
 
 
Yakima : 509-457-5653
 
 
 
Ellensburg : 509-925-7867
 
 
 
Toll Free: 1-877-457-5657
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Barth Clinic, Known For Excellence

 
 
 
 
 
 

Trust The Barth Family To Help You Today

 
The Barth family has been treating individuals and families in the Yakima and Kittitas Valleys for over 30 years offering complete substance abuse services. Harry and Gwen Barth founded Barth Clinic in 1990, and opened the first center in January 1991.
 
 
 
 

Harry Barth

 
Harry Barth entered the field of alcoholism and drug addiction treatment in 1972 as a pioneering staff member of the Sundown M Ranch, located at that time in White Swan, WA. Harry was a Counselor, a Program Director, an Owner, an Operator, and a successful Administrator as well as an inspiration to many. Harry worked in the substance abuse field for over 30 years, helping many individuals and families.
 
 
 

Evelyn Barth

 
Evelyn Barth began her career in working with individuals impacted by alcoholism in 1974 through the Snohomish County Superior Court system. Evelyn started as an entry-level clerk, and gradually became a probation manager, and eventually completed her education to become a Probation Assessment ... Read more
 
 
 

Gwen S. Barth

 
Gwen S. Barth was afforded the opportunity to work alongside her husband Harry at the Yakima Valley’s Community Alcohol and Center, eventually taking over as interim Director of the CAC. Gwen Barth completed her substance abuse education through Yakima Valley Community College.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our Capabilities

 
Since 1990, Barth Clinic has grown with offices in Yakima and Ellensburg. Barth Clinic continues to be a family-owned and operated provider of substance abuse services currently offering complete outpatient programs, including assessments, intensive outpatients and continuing care, abuse programs, and alcohol drug information school. Barth Clinic offers day, evening, and weekend programs as well as assistance being placed into medical detoxification programs and professional partnerships with nationally recognized programs.
 
Any Struggle, Any Addiction, Treatment Is Possible+
 
Barth Clinic believes that alcoholism, drug addiction, and mental illnesses are treatable diseases. Recovery is possible! Addiction recovery begins with abstinence from all mood and mind-altering substances, including alcohol. Barth Clinic believes there is help, and there is hope for the individual and family affected by alcoholism and drug addiction.
 
 
 
Jim Barth - Current Owner+
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Barth Family History

 
 

Harry Barth

 
Harry Barth’s history of alcohol treatment began in May of 1964 when his employer told him he needed to get into a program or get new employment. Harry was referred to the Seattle Treatment Center and to Alcoholics Anonymous. He attended group counseling sessions at the center for 5 years as well as a weekly AA meeting. Deciding that he needed a change, he quit the center and AA. After about 10 months, he relapsed and was referred to Sundown M Ranch for 21 days. His follow up consisted of 9 AA ... Read more
 
 
 

Evelyn Barth

 
Evelyn Barth began her career in working with individuals impacted by alcoholism in 1974 through the Snohomish County Superior Court system as an entry-level clerk and then a probation manager. Eventually, she completed her education with Father Royce in Seattle, WA, and became a Probation Assessment Officer. Evelyn managed probation departments in South District Court and Marysville Municipal Court, she also worked part-time for M. K. Standish, an outpatient program in Smokey Point, WA, Evelyn ... Read more
 
 
 
 
 

Gwen S. Barth

 
Gwen S. Barth was afforded the opportunity to work alongside her husband, Harry, at Yakima Valley’s Community Alcohol Center, eventually taking over as interim Director of the CAC. Gwen Barth completed her substance abuse education through Yakima Valley Community College. Gwen and Harry have left a legacy of treatment and recovery that has reached thousands over the years. You can hear comments and reports of the impact they had on individuals’ and families’ lives.
 
 
 

Jim Barth

 
Barth Clinic is currently owned and operated by Jim Barth of Selah, WA. Jim Barth has worked in the field of substance use disorder treatment since 1986, beginning his professional career as an entry-level support person of Sundown M Ranch. Completing his substance abuse education, he continued at Sundown as a Counselor Intern, Certified Counselor, Chief Counselor, and Associate Director of Youth Programs. Eventually, he assisted and developed the 60-bed residential adolescent programs, which ... Read more
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Harry’s Professional Experience

 
  • August 1971 to August 1972 - Snohomish County Council on Alcoholism
  • August 1972 to December 1978 - Sundown M Ranch
  • January 1978 to August 1979 - Pacific County Alcoholism Program
  • September 1979 to May 1980 - Grant County Alcoholism Program
  • May 1980 to May 1985 - Yakima County Council on Alcoholism
  • May 1985 to September 1991 - Green Valley Lodge
  • 1991 – Established Barth Clinic
 
 
 

Education

 
  • A High School Graduate
  • Yakima Valley Community College, Alcoholism Counselor Certification Program
  • The University of Utah, a summer school of Alcoholism & other Drug Dependencies
  • Betty Ford Symposium on Alcoholism 1981-88, 90
  • Many other work-shops and learning events between the ‘70s and 2000
 
 
 

Harry’s Timeline

 
  • Instructor in the YVCC Alcoholism Program for several years
  • Certified Alcoholism Counselor
  • Served on the Alcoholism Certification Board for 3 years
  • Member of Alcoholism Professional Staff Society
  • Awarded Alcoholism Professional of the Year in 1984
  • Established the New Start Detoxification Program utilizing the social detox model in Yakima County.
  • Established the first Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program in Yakima County
  • Established the James Oldham Treatment Center
  • Served 2 terms as President of the Association of Alcoholism Programs.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Improving Lives, One At A Time

 
 
 
Both Harry and Jim have been instrumental in shaping treatment in Washington with serving on statewide committees, officers of State and Local Provider Associations, and continuing as consultants to programs in Washington, California, and Montana. The Barth family has a rich and long history in treatment and recovery in Washington.
Overall, we have been very blessed, having been afforded the opportunities to be of service to so many for so long. We are committed to continuing this legacy with Meagan Barth joining the staff in 2011. Meagan has become a lead counselor with Barth Clinic and is sharing her experience, strength and hope with the new generation of patients here at Barth Clinic.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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