Washington is known for the Space Needle, a beautiful observation tower that lets you see the city. Life can be like an observation tower. Sometimes, you may see all of what life has to offer in front of you. Other times, the line to the tower may be crowded and you never get to see it. 

A counselor can be your VIP ticket to getting in front of the line so you can see all of what life has to give you.

 

This is Cindy Johnson's avatar and link to their profile
Washington
LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I have been working as a Marriage and Family therapist since 2010. I was licensed in New Mexico for most of my career, but transferred to Washington state in 2016. I have worked with individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds and income levels and even served as a crisis counselor for a detention center for several years. Depression, anxiety, family/relationship problems, parenting issues, substance abuse, and Bipolar Disorder are part of my regular case load. I also enjoy working with clients who just feel "stuck" and need some support to find their w...

This is Sara Carrillo's avatar and link to their profile
Washington
MSW,LICSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

Hi! I'm Sara and I am ready to help! I have a Master's Degree in Social Work and have been helping people through therapy for 18 years. I have worked in a variety of settings to include private practice, community mental health, and treating military beneficiaries to include children/adolescents/teens/and adults, and providing crisis intervention in all those settings. In my free time I enjoy lots of varied activities to include any time outdoors, watching my dogs be dogs, sewing, gardening, hanging out in the hammocks, going to local theater performances,...

This is Valarie Johnson's avatar and link to their profile
Washington
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over 25 years experience working as a counselor in a broad range of settings including 15 years working with expats and indigenous peoples overseas. I have worked with clients with a broad range of concerns including anxiety, depression, stress management , trauma, family of origin issues , life transitions, stress management and cross cultural adjustment. My counseling style is generally experienced as kind but direct. I will support you in making your individual life choices and changes, but will challenge you t...

This is Valerie Harris-Reamer's avatar and link to their profile
Washington
LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 3

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to read my profile! Hi, I’m Valerie Harris-Reamer. I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with women who have experienced tough stuff in their childhood and feel like they have lost their way. My goal is to help you stop losing control and start encouraging you to see healing and transformation and live your best life. Do you turn to food, alcohol, or drugs to deal with feeling lonely or rejected? Have you lost the joyful feelings that you used to have in life? Do you feel fear stricken, even in the “comfo...

This is Shawnna Punteney's avatar and link to their profile
Washington
M.S,LPC,NCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 19

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor with 19 years of experience. I provide individual, couples, and marriage and family therapy. I work with a wide range of issues ranging from anxiety, depression, anger management, grief, transitions, DSM disorders and beyond. I use a Solution Focused approach in counseling; this is based in cognitive-behavioral ideology. I also use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). This means that I will share any idea, theory, model, philosophy or life exper...

This is Frank Coleman, Jr.'s avatar and link to their profile
Washington
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, ADHD
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Washington with 15 years of professional work experience. I have a wide spectrum of experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & anger/mental illness/lifestyle management. This experience covers many levels of intervention and care for a wide range of people groups, including teens. Because every person is unique with common basic needs, I have adopted a relational approach that utilizes intervention to address individual issues. My approach has been developed by working in the "trenches" wi...

This is Brianne Baughn's avatar and link to their profile
Washington
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Washington with 7 years of professional work experience. As a clinical social worker, I approach therapy from a client-centered perspective and also draw from attachment theory. I am trained in DBT and CBT techniques. I have experience working with clients who are struggling with stress and anxiety, LGBTQ-related issues, trauma and abuse, & 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...

This is Mark Thomas's avatar and link to their profile
Washington
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Sleeping disorders, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 5

Some lovely audiofiles out there. Maybe you'll listen to this as you read, maybe not, haha. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlDnevvKud0 What kind of music do you like? According to Spotify, I like: ambient, isolationist, industrial, progressive rock, dark (lol, how is that a genre?), classical, soundtrack, metal, dark jazz, spooky, electronica, dark wave, classic rock, IDM, punk, shoegaze, ska, and post rock. Now, while my reflexes say I hate hip-hop, evidently Beastie Boys is considered hip hop(?),so technically, I like something in that category, and i lik...

This is Menachem Stulberger's avatar and link to their profile
Washington
LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am a marriage and family therapist with 9 years of experience counseling a wide range of clients. I have worked with clients on grief and loss, depression and anxiety as well as substance abuse concerns. I take a warm approach with clients and use a client centered approach to therapy. I have been trained in cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy and approach the sessions in a collaborative manner always working together with people I am working with. I respect that you took this step to seek out a listening ear and I look forward to wor...

This is Molly Bartleson's avatar and link to their profile
Washington
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Sleeping disorders, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Years of Experience: 9

I am licensed in Washington with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, sleeping disorders, depression, & compassion fatigue, TBI and disabilities. 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Derek Durst's avatar and link to their profile
Washington
M.S.,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in the state of Texas. I graduated in 2016 from Angelo State University with a Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology. I have been providing counseling services for the past three years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, mania, audio/visual hallucinations, and substance abuse. I have also worked with many clients who have experienced past trauma and including physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm, energetic, inviting, and...

This is Richard Lemert's avatar and link to their profile
Washington
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Washington with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Stephanie Cooper's avatar and link to their profile
Washington
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Washington and Missouri with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, bipolar disorder, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Dovie Desirey's avatar and link to their profile
Washington
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 24

I am licensed in Oregon and Washington State with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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. 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.

This is Ryan Witkowski's avatar and link to their profile
Washington
Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 10

I can help if...A small voice in your head tells you that something big needs to change. If you are tired of your internal experience of your self not matching the person that you live as day-to-day. If you feel exhausted comparing yourself to others, wanting to live the way you see other people living, yet struggling to make consistent and meaningful change. I can help guide and be with you as you recover from the lies and loss of trauma. These traumas and emotional imprints so often derive from our family or origin, current and past intimate relationships and th...

This is Erica Martin's avatar and link to their profile
Washington
Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

I am licensed in Washington with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & sleeping disorders. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Chris Owen's avatar and link to their profile
Washington
Specialties: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Washington with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbt-related issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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.

This is Priyanka Nadkarni's avatar and link to their profile
Washington
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

Thank you for visiting my page! Your healing and well-being matters. I am licensed in Washington with 7 years of professional work experience. I am both a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Clinical Social Worker. Most of my experience comes from working in Community Mental Health where I worked with clients of all ages. I have worked with clients experiencing many life challenges including, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I especially love working with young adults around relationships and...

This is Theresa Bowes's avatar and link to their profile
Washington
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 23

Life can sometimes be difficult and surprising. There are ebbs and flows. The seasons of our life hold challenges, new issues arise, and we are sometimes confused. Perhaps what we seek is a new question. That question might lead to new answers and strategies for navigating through the present challenge. I’m a counselor with over 20 years of experience and specialized trainings. I’ve become familiar with the variety and depth of our human circumstances and encounters. I hold a conviction and personal view that every person’s trials and perceptions are their...

This is Christine Evers's avatar and link to their profile
Washington
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

I am licensed in Washington with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How Can Therapists In Washington Support You?

therapist 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 4747127 people live in Washington, and one out of five Americans has a mental health condition. Searching for a licensed therapist 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?

The reason for reaching out to a therapist can be a personal experience for each person. Many individuals work with a therapist for general life advice, while others may attend therapy for a specific concern. Whether you live in a large city or a specific county in Washington, BetterHelp can match you with a licensed therapist tailored to your preferences noted when you sign up.

A few topics that therapists in Washington may support clients with 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 offers potential access to over 30,000 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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

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. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, 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 therapist 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 therapists 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 a therapist's office.

Does Insurance Cover Therapy?

Different counseling services can vary in cost. Private practice 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.