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LaRae Lentz, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Sleeping disorders Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State. I have worked for residential, inpatient and outpatient community mental health agencies since 2001 and have 20+ years of experience in the behavioral and mental health fields. I have been working as an independently licensed practitioner for the last 6 years. I believe that our quality of life is directly related to the quality of our relationships and our ability to maintain those relationships. These relationships include but are not limited to: our relationship with our self and our own inner world; our nuclear and blended family members; our close friends; the people that we work and interact with daily; our relationship with our Creator. The quality of these relationships over a lifetime influences how we cope with stress, frustration, sadness and joy. I use a variety of different therapeutic techniques, including cognitive behavioral, dialectical, solutions focused and family systems to help clients identify problematic patterns of thinking, processing and behavior; to reflect on how their experiences thus far in life have shaped these patterns, and; challenge clients to discuss possible solutions or ways to experience the problem in new and more adaptive ways.

Professional experience

7yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Sleeping disorders Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information

WA LMHC 60710312


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for LaRae Lentz. 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.

LaRae has helped me cut through the work stress of trauma and depression. Gotten me back to basics and I am so much happier at work and my personal life.

Written on Jul 19, 2023 after therapy with LaRae for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

I would highly recommend LaRae - she is easy to talk to, knowledgeable and compassionate. I really felt like she was trying hard to understand my issues and the care she showed really helped me to feel safe and also a little less lonely.

Written on Apr 20, 2023 after therapy with LaRae for 11 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, and self esteem

I never thought therapy would be for me, but I’m really enjoying my sessions with LaRae. I really appreciate that she can give me professional help congruently with my Christian faith. She’s also helped me come up with great physical/visual coping mechanisms to help me work through some of my pain.

Written on Apr 20, 2023 after therapy with LaRae for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

LaRae is experienced, patient, and offers me many different strategies for dealing with my issues. I highly recommend her!

Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with LaRae for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

She has helped me in 2 sessions more than the previous 4 therapists I have had on better help!

Written on Feb 10, 2023 after therapy with LaRae for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

LaRae Lentz is an excellent therapist who listens very well and helps me with my issues that I deal with. She’s very kind and really knows what she’s doing to help anybody out that she can.

Written on Dec 19, 2022 after therapy with LaRae for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd