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LaRae Lentz, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and 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

6yrs in practice

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), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

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.

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

LaRae is a wonderful therapist! She listens very well and offers practical advice. She has a lot of experience and I’m so thankful for all that she has helped me with. She’s very good at helping me drill down on the things that are bothering me and coming up with different things to try when it comes to resolving problems or anxiety, etc.

Written on Dec 13, 2022 after therapy with LaRae for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

My therapist has already helped me in so many ways and we have only had a few sessions, I definitely would recommend to anyone who needs advice. Really great help! I appreciate everything so much.

Written on Dec 12, 2022 after therapy with LaRae for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Very Enjoyable Sessions

Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with LaRae for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

Caring, considerate, and a great listener! She's been a great person to talk to and work things out with.

Written on Sep 18, 2022 after therapy with LaRae for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd