Therapy can help you learn coping skills to overcome your unique challenges. If you’re interested in seeking therapy in Washington state, consider online treatment. While providers may be available in Washington cities like Seattle, Spokane, or Tacoma, a lack of available appointments and transportation challenges can make it difficult to find an in-person appointment. With an online platform like BetterHelp, you can meet with your therapist from home at a time that works for you.

BetterHelp therapists can help you with a variety of challenges, including managing the psychological effects of domestic violence or learning to manage the symptoms of mental health conditions like mood disorders, anxiety, and depression. 

BetterHelp does not currently provide group therapy or treatment modalities aimed at children and adolescents, like play therapy, but the professionals on the platform have extensive experience with a range of human services and solution-focused treatments, like commitment therapy, art therapy, of behavioral therapy.

If you’re looking for an online therapist, WA has many options available for telehealth services. The Washington therapists listed below are licensed to provide online mental health care across the Evergreen State. Connect with one of the following mental health providers to learn more about online therapy and take a step toward improving your overall well-being.

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Kipp Trembley

Offering therapy in Washington
License: MA, MATP, LMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefAnger management
19 years of experience

As a Transpersonal Psychotherapist, and fundamentally Client-Centered, I believe in an inherent tendency and ability for people to grow and learn about themselves and the world around them. I also believe each one of us has an inner wisdom to tap into. A client is encouraged to boldly explore their own thoughts and emotions in a safe, warm and collaborative therapeutic environment and find new solutions, skills, insight and awareness around life's challenges, both within the person and the persons' life experience. I meet you where you are at, conforming my therapeutic approach to your presenting needs, and encouraging you to be as active in your own therapeutic process as possible. I may be active in my intervention as deemed useful by both the client and presenting concerns, including giving suggestions, interpretations, challenging, facilitating self-empowering therapeutic hypnosis, creative expression/arts, journaling, meditation training to include mindfulness training, dream exploration, CBT/DBT, and occasionally suggesting homework. I also recognize the value in meeting basic human needs for psychological health, providing access assistance to resources as needed, and as able. I generally work with folks who complain of depression, anxiety, grief and loss, stress management, anger management, trauma/PTSD, interpersonal conflict, parenting challenges, spiritual challenges, frustration tolerance, and some health challenges to include nicotine addiction. ***Please note: I keep strict office hours, and am not available for after-hours messaging. My practice hours are 9am - 5pm Tuesday - Friday. I generally can respond at least once per morning and once per afternoon during those office hours, sometimes more! You can also book a live session with me ahead of time. ***Please remember that BetterHelp (or specialty site!) is not appropriate if you are in crisis or in immediate need of support. In crisis situations, please call 911 or local emergency services. You can also call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to someone right away!

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Roger Midgett

Offering therapy in Washington
License: LICSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefBipolar disorderDepression
33 years of experience

Hi! My name is Roger and I’m a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with 32 years of experience in counseling and behavioral interventions. I received my MSW from the University Of Washington and I’ve had a long association with King County Mental Health. My approach is solution focused and person centered. I’ve had training in Internal Family Systems, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I enjoy supporting people who have concerns across the spectrum of mood and thought disorders. I will work with you to find the strategies that best address what you need. I am also very interested in issues with creativity and imagination and in helping clients move through the barriers that keep them from fully expressing themselves. Counseling can help prepare us for the risks and rewards of sharing ourselves and our creations with the world.

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Dr. Christopher Waters

Offering therapy in Washington
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
12 years of experience

I am a clinical psychologist who is licensed in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. I have been practicing for 12 years. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, codependency, and family conflicts. I specialize in treating trauma, dissociation, and abuse. I believe every person has unique ways to grow and heal so I try to tailor my treatment plan to your specific needs. Many therapists focus on learning general tools to help you change your thoughts and feelings, which is often helpful. However, my approach to therapy is to help you identify internal conflicts or traumas, and then practice ways to work through these difficulties. I use tools such as Gestalt Therapy, IFS, EMDR, Psychodynamic Therapy, and guided imagery. I also try to be gentle in my approach because people need a safe place to explore themselves. I know therapy can be challenging, but I also hope to make it rewarding and fun.

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Dr. Dwight Moore

Offering therapy in Washington
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesDepressionCoaching
40 years of experience

I am licensed in Washington with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, couples relationship issues, intimacy related issues, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Naomi Carrasco

Offering therapy in Washington
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Washington with 4 years of experience. I have experience providing therapy and 17 years of experience in the social services field helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will work with you to help you determine your goals and the best way for you to reach them. It takes courage to seek out support and I am here to walk with you in that journey.

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Candida Crane

Offering therapy in Washington
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteem
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Washington with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & parenting issues. I also have experience working with motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Krystal Burton

Offering therapy in Washington
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
4 years of experience

Krystal Burton is a dedicated and accomplished Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed in both Arizona and Washington State, with a wealth of expertise in the field of mental health and behavioral therapy. Krystal's commitment to making a positive impact on individuals and families has driven her to earn multiple certifications, making her a sought-after expert in her field. With a strong background in trauma-focused care, Krystal is a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist, specializing in the treatment of individuals, families, and survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking. Her dedication to healing extends to First Responder Trauma, where she holds a certification to provide essential support to those who serve our communities in critical roles. Krystal's versatility in therapy extends to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), offering valuable skills and strategies to her clients. Her vast experience encompasses work with diverse populations, including adults with Serious Mental Illness (SMI), high-need teens, male parolees, individuals in residential substance abuse treatment, and at-risk teens and adults who have experienced the trauma of sex trafficking. As a State Board Certified Counselor, Krystal demonstrates her commitment to excellence in her field. She is a member of prestigious organizations such as the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association. Krystal's educational journey is equally impressive, having received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Hunter College in New York, NY, and her master's degree in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. Her pursuit of knowledge continues as she is currently working towards her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Grand Canyon University. Krystal's passion for helping individuals find peace and healing is at the heart of her mission. Her unique approach and extensive experience make her an invaluable resource for those seeking professional counseling services.

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Feifei Chen

Offering therapy in Washington
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Illinois with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Dr. Jocelyn Tello

Offering therapy in Washington
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
22 years of experience

I have worked in the social service and mental health field for nearly 30 years. I am licensed in Washington with 22 years of experience providing psychological services within school, hospital, prison, and community mental health settings in California, Oregon, and Washington. The majority of individuals that I work with struggle with anxiety and mood disorders, PTSD, trauma, interpersonal dysfunction, chronic pain, and life transitions. People describe me as calm, empathic, and balanced. I believe in the potential of those I see. I know people can and do manage and sometimes overcome debilitating mental health conditions. I rely on collaboration and feedback to stretch a person beyond the distortions that render one paralyzed. Be ready to stretch and discover that you can! I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My interventions are based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy for interpersonal dysfunctions. I incorporate Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills will such as mindfulness, distress tolerance & emotional regulation skills, and Non-Violent Communication skills in therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Nicholas Lohstroh

Offering therapy in Washington
AddictionsRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesBipolar disorderDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Washington with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, intimacy related issues, & bipolar disorder. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How can therapists in Washington support you?

Therapists in Washington can practice many types of counseling, from marriage and family therapy to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). They may also assist you with symptoms of depression, stress, or anxiety.

Therapists may help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or address your past. Over 4,747,127 people live in Washington, and one out of five Americans has a mental health condition. Searching for licensed professionals in Washington may help you find mental health support for personal growth, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health concerns. You do not need a mental health diagnosis to seek support from one of BetterHelp's licensed providers above.  

The mental health field can include psychiatric medication management, online therapy, marriage counseling, couples therapy, clinical social work, licensed counseling, and other mental health services in person and online. Seeing a licensed provider can help you navigate mental health conditions and life circumstances through mindfulness and other specialized techniques.

Please note that BetterHelp does not offer diagnostic or medication management services.

Why are many residents in the state of Washington working with a licensed counselor?

People reach out for mental health support for a variety of reasons. Many individuals work with a counselor for general life advice, while others may attend therapy for a specific concern. Whether you live in a large city or a smaller county in Washington, BetterHelp can match you with a licensed professional tailored to your preferences noted when you sign up.

Mental health counselors in Washington support clients with varying issues, which can include:

  • Challenging situations or life stressors
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression or depressive conditions
  • Adjustment issues
  • Emotional support for a terminal illness
  • Chronic pain emotional support
  • Grief
  • Personality disorders
  • Trauma
  • Relationship conflicts and concerns

Finding a therapist that takes new clients in online therapy can be the first step in finding a treatment plan that works for you. Your therapist can provide a safe space for you to focus on self-care and well-being.

If you're interested in speaking to one of the therapists above or being matched with a counselor in 24 to 48 hours, consider signing up for BetterHelp. BetterHelp has over 35,000 providers, including those listed above.

Emergency services

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some commonly asked questions can be found below.

How much does a therapist cost?

Mental health professionals can differ in price. Forbes found that the average cost of in-person therapy in the US is around $100 to $200 per hour. Pricing can also vary based on your location. 

BetterHelp offers payment plans of $60 to $90 per session, charged monthly in a lump sum. You can also take advantage of this pricing on one of BetterHelp's sister platforms, like ReGain for couples or TeenCounseling for teens aged 13 to 19.

Many therapists may be upfront about their pricing and whether or not they take health insurance from the beginning. Additionally, some in your area may offer a sliding scale plan to allow those with lower incomes to pay less for therapy. However, services online can often save individuals a few hundred dollars per month.

How do I know if I should get a therapist?

Mental health services and mental health providers may help you navigate various concerns. You do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy; You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A counselor may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Mental health issues don't always present as a crisis. Many professionals provide talk therapy and support for life transitions, skills learning, relationship problems, or life coaching. Online therapy sessions in Washington can allow clients seeking therapy to experience professional help through video, phone, or live chat sessions without commuting to an office.

Does insurance cover therapy?

Different counseling services can vary in cost. Therapists must apply to accept insurance through insurance companies, which may take time and money, so not every therapist offers services through insurance. If you cannot find a therapist that accepts your plan, BetterHelp may be cheaper than visiting an in-person therapist.

Is online therapy safe?

Online therapy through BetterHelp and its sister platforms is safe. Therapists are licensed, experienced, and vetted before being contracted with the platform. If you experience any concerns with your therapist, you change your counselor through the platform or app at any time.

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