About Us

Transforming suffering into possibilities and opportunities by empowering self-discovery

Our Mission

New Options strives to educate, enlighten, and empower transformation and renewal by delivering a proven and effective system of social, emotional, and physical healing through self-discovery while creating a supportive and nurturing community for people in the process of transformation.

Meet the Team

Dr. Alan Weisser

Founder & CEO

is a clinical psychologist who has worked in public sector mental health institutions for many years, becoming expert at bringing people together and solving problems. He founded New Options, Inc. in 2002 to help people with chronic pain learn to fully engage in recovery.

Judy Davis, LMFT

Co Founder

is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 30 years of professional experience. She applies her understanding of the dynamics between people to assist families and couples affected by chronic pain.

We pride ourselves on providing our clients with high-quality personalized service. We will work with you every step of the way to make sure you receive the services you need to help you recover from the effects of chronic pain.

​We maintain strict confidentiality while we encourage teamwork.

​We do our best to ensure that all of our clients are helped as easily as possible. We gladly accept most insurances, including Washington State Department of Labor and Industry.

What Top Professionals Are Saying

“It is more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease the patient has”

— a dictum heartily embraced by Sir William Osler, the father of modern medicine.

Not only has Alan Weisser, PhD also embraced it, he has expanded upon it in his important book New Possibilities: Unraveling the Mystery and Mastering Chronic Pain, where he brings forth a knowledgeable, insightful, and

effective approach to managing chronic pain. His insights into the critical importance of what life experiences each person brings to their chronic pain condition — and the meaning of their pain to them — sets the stage for his comprehensive, function-based approach to treatment. While much has been written about the psychological management of chronic pain, the offerings of Dr. Weisser stand out for their sophistication, clarity, and applicability. He teaches us that, in many cases, the pain may be unavoidable but the suffering can become optional. For patients and providers alike, this is an essential read.”

Stanley A. Herring, MD

Clinical Professor, Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine,

Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

and Neurological Surgery, University of Washington

Seeing is believing. That’s all I need to say. Sharing patients with Dr. Weisser, I am convinced that by leading the patient through the complexity of their pain, he leads them to an existential recovery.

John D. Sinclair, MD

Anesthesiologist and Chronic Pain Management

Seattle, WA

Chronic pain destroys lives. It stresses families to the breaking point. It drives friends apart. In many cases it leads to drug abuse. It destroys dreams and demolishes hope. For those wracked by chronic pain, returning to a life worth living may seem impossible and — without a guide — it may actually be. Dr. Weisser is a guide who can be trusted. I know, because I have seen how those under his care have benefited from what he is now sharing in this book. There is no magic bullet and there is no pill that will eliminate chronic pain. There is, however, a path to a better future — one in which pain can be managed, families can be reconstructed, and friendships can be re-established. Dr. Weisser has helped even some who had given up hope to find their own path. I know, because I have referred many with chronic pain to Dr. Weisser, and I have seen the results. I applaud Dr. Weisser for sharing his knowledge. His office practice has benefited many; his book will benefit those in pain globally.

Lee S. Glass, MD, JD

Associate Medical Director

Department of Labor and Industries

Dr. Weisser has been instrumental in caring for our mutual patients who suffer from chronic pain. His unique methods have helped hundreds of our patients learn to cope more effectively with chronic pain and live fuller and richer lives as a result. I am delighted he has chosen to author a book describing his dynamic approach so that many others may also benefit.

Virtaj Singh, MD

Seattle Spine and Sports Medicine