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Anthony Polanco, LMHC, LPC

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Relationship issues Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington state and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. I have over 10 years of professional work experience and have counseled clients through a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, LGBTQ-related issues, psychosis, and relationship stress. I received my training at the Boston University Medical School as it is the only Masters in Mental Health Counseling program in the country that is through a medical school. This provided me with a high degree of training in counseling and behavioral medicine that I have utilized throughout my career.

At the core of my practice is the belief that "Just because I think something, doesn't necessarily mean it's true". Our mind can be our worst enemy or our best friend, depending on how we frame situations. In my practice, I help clients navigate difficult situations through a collaborative process. I use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing to achieve client's goals.

​I am here to support & empower you in your life journey and I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

10yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Gender Dysphoria, Isolation/Loneliness, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Paranoia, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues

License information

WA LMHC LH60653970

VA LPC 0701010287


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Anthony Polanco. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I have done therapy at different points in my life and usually it takes time to truly feel comfortable but with Anthony that was a quick and easy process. He gives me motivation when I need it and challenges me when I try to resort to old behavior habits that always fail. I would recommend him to anyone with needs in his are of expertise!

Written on Jan 28, 2023 after therapy with Anthony for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Great match for me.

Written on Jan 15, 2023 after therapy with Anthony for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Very timely and kind, really loved our sessions

Written on Jan 09, 2023 after therapy with Anthony for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

He is very kind and listens to me. He is very compassionate about things that affect me and my life.

Written on Dec 30, 2022 after therapy with Anthony for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Solid, caring, and insightful, Anthony inspires calmness. I have appreciated his attention to detail and his awareness as I have navigated difficult times.

Written on Dec 08, 2022 after therapy with Anthony for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Anthony is a kind and compassionate person who genuinely cares about his patients and seems to like what he does. I feel fortunate that I found him. Definitely recommend.

Written on Oct 16, 2022 after therapy with Anthony for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes