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Jeanette "Jan" Kaschmitter

Offering therapy in WA
License: M.S,LMHC,CAMS-II
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
20 years of experience

My name is Jeanette "Jan" Kaschmitter and I have been a licensed therapist in Washington State for over 20 years. For the last 10 years I have worked in fully integrated mental health and substance abuse programs. During the course of my career I have worked in community mental health, inpatient psychiatric and a tribal clinic. I have provided individual, couples, and group counseling to primarily an adult population. The methods I use come from several different therapeutic models. Some of the specific techniques used are derived from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I consider myself eclectic in nature and strive to meet the individual needs of people served. I have specialized training in grief and loss, trauma/sexual abuse, anger management, co-occurring disorder, and pain management. It is my belief that we are all capable of healing and reaching a healthy balance in our lives. There is no greater privilege than to take this healing journey with someone and to see how much they can truly achieve. I am very blessed.

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Lynette Belknap-Williams

Offering therapy in WA
License: MA,LPC LCPC PC, LMHC
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemADHD
13 years of experience

Hello! My name is Lynette. I have been practicing therapy for over 12 years. I am currently licensed in Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming. I believe in treating all people with dignity and respect. Your privacy is precious to me and I will protect it. I have enjoyed helping many different populations of people with all sorts of issues and concerns. Helping people reach their individual potential for success is a joy for me. I am a trained in EMDR, SFBT, CBT, MRT, MI, and Prime for Life, and practice as a full time professional counselor in several venues. I believe in meeting people where they are and walking with them on their journey to accomplish their goals to be their personal best. Sometimes in life, there are situations that arise, that cause problems we struggle to cope with on our own. Anxiety, stress, feelings of being overwhelmed or depression, just to name a few. I can help by working together, with you, on creative solutions, setting goals and guiding you through the steps of accomplishing those goals. I specialize in trauma and PTSD as well as anxiety and depression concerns, as well as substance abuse, and I have significant experience in families and relationship issues. There are solutions, we can find them together, and we can accomplish your goals to reduce negative emotions, relieve stress and build a path to overall health and wellness. I am an eclectic therapist. I believe in building a a custom strategy that is tailor fit to your specific situation and needs. You are the expert on your situation. With you choosing the destination, my navigation will see you through to great success! Whenever you're ready...so am I!

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Dr. Lindsay Ghannam

Offering therapy in WA
License: EDD,LMHC,MA
Stress, AnxietySleeping disordersParenting issuesDepressionCoaching
14 years of experience

Hi and Welcome to my site, it is nice to meet you and I am so glad that you've decided to reach out for help. I look forward to working with you! :) Bio Dr. Lindsay Ghannam, Ed.D., M.A., LMHC, is a holistic mental health coach and counselor whose compassion, drive and intuition have all earned her the reputation as a service-centered leader. As an advocate of positive change, she is on a lifelong mission to empower women to embrace their infinite potential through the power of natural remedies, from herbalism and healthy eating to spirituality. Ultimately, her vision is to heal their anxiety or depression by helping them pave their way to calm, conscious clarity and all-encompassing serenity. Throughout the course of a decade, Lindsay has gained extensive hands-on experience in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders. Lindsay is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and holding a Doctorate in Counseling, she has worked as a Crisis Intervention Specialist, Research Analyst, Addictions Specialist and in private practice. Dr. Ghannam holds additional credentials as a certified body-mind coach and certified domestic violence counselor. Above all else, she has experienced and overcome the hardship of anxiety first-hand, which enables her to deeply empathize with each valued client. When she isn’t guiding her clients to total-life transformation, Lindsay enjoys living life as mindfully and soulfully as possible. She especially loves making tea and cooking nutritious meals, and even hosts a radio show on natural solutions for anxiety. Most importantly, she cherishes quality time spent with her three children who are ages 3, 6, and 15.

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Anna Claybaugh

Offering therapy in WA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

Anna Claybaugh, LCSW (pronouns: she/her/hers/they/their/theirs) is here to help you find more connection and authenticity in your life, and thus, more joy & wellness. Anna works very well with people who have a hard time speaking their needs, putting themselves on the list and knowing that they are worthy of all the abundance life can offer. This includes people pleasers, highly sensitive people, those in healing professions, those with critical self talk and caregivers. In addition, as a queer person, Anna is very passionate about working with people in the LGBTQIA2S+ community. Anna supports clients in identifying blockages, learning skills to cope and regaining their power to create the life THEY want. Anna works from a decolonized, trauma informed and compassion-centered framework. Anna takes a direct approach to healing and enjoys meeting her clients where they're at in any place of considering change. Anna has a warm, endearing, relaxed and inviting style to therapy that makes therapy feel welcoming, supportive and without judgment. Anna utilizes both knowledge of brain science and psychotherapeutic approaches to provide a truly holistic and comprehensive approach to improving one’s mental health. Anna holds unconditional positive self-regard for the clients that she works with and ensures that client’s feel supported and successful in achieving their goals. Additionally, Anna has over 9 years of experience as a clinical social worker and has received training in multiple evidence-based therapeutic modalities. This means that Anna can tailor your therapeutic experience to fit with your needs and preferences. She has experience helping clients recover from people pleasing, anxiety, trauma and other life interfering stressors. Anna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned two B.A.'s, in Psychology & Gender Studies, from Arizona State University and her Masters of Social Work from New York University. Anna holds certification in the Collaborative Problem Solving from Think:Kids based at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. Anna also holds certifiion in Accelerated Resolution Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Attachment Theory. Please view www.CoCreatingwithLove.com or IG: CoCreatingWithLove for more. *Note: If you are experiencing major depression at this time, suicidal ideation or unable to leave your bed/room at this time, Anna recommends working with another therapist at this time who is more suited to support your needs.

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Patricia Bailey

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
4 years of experience

I am licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington with 4 years of professional work experience. I have worked with a wide age range of clients from toddlers to adults. The concerns of my client include depression, anxiety, parenting problems, and relationship problems. 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. My integrated approach to therapy combines cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, narrative therapy and an evidenced based therapy. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! I look forward to speaking with you.

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Michelle Rowlett

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
23 years of experience

We all need a little help, and sometimes getting started is the hardest part. I am here to align with you and create an open and safe space to help support you in your goals. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, complex medical issues, adjustment to illness, coping with grief and loss, depression, & coping with life changes. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LICSW) in the State of Washington and received my Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Washington. I have been in the healthcare field since 2000 as a front-line worker, supervisor, and educator. My style includes active listening, empowerment, motivational interviewing, strength-based focus, and cognitive behavioral theory. I believe in starting from a place of compassion and genuine interaction. Whatever your reason for seeking support, I would be honored to walk with you on your journey.

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Leah Chambers

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Oregon and Washington with 6 years of clinical work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, attachments, depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with grief and loss. 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 first steps towards a change. I am here to support and empower you in that journey.

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Christopher Vaggalis

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
12 years of experience

My name is Chris Vaggalis and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with a deep passion for supporting individuals on their journey towards emotional well-being. With more than 25 years of experience in the field, I have had the privilege of working with diverse populations facing a wide range of challenges. My background includes clinical work in community mental health, child welfare, school social work and adult inpatient clients. This allows me a nuanced understanding of the complexities individuals and families face and subsequently learn to safely navigate in their lives. I employ an integrative approach to therapy, drawing from various modalities such as a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) or mindfulness-based techniques with a strengths based approach. I believe in creating a collaborative and non-judgmental space where we can explore challenges, identify strengths and work towards positive change. Navigating life's challenges can be overwhelming and seeking therapy is a courageous step towards growth and healing. Whether you're facing issues related to anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties or life transitions, I am here to work alongside you on your path to a more fulfilling and balanced life. I am dedicated to fostering a therapeutic alliance built on trust, empathy, and mutual respect. If you are considering therapy, I invite you to reach out. Together, we can embark on a journey towards positive change and personal empowerment.

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Julie Zemke

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am authentic and direct but a compassionate therapist who will work with you and assist in empowering you to move forward in meeting your goals. I have a particular interest in promoting healthy boundaries and giving voice to your needs in a more assertive manner. I believe a sense of humor is a critical coping skill. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, depression, and navigating life changes. I am licensed in Georgia, Wisconsin, Washington, Oregon, and Arizona. I have 15 years of professional work experience. My clinical expertise is in adult mental health, substance use disorders, and trauma, having worked in a variety of settings to include inpatient, residential, jail, crisis intervention, and outpatient mental health clinics. I incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) treatment interventions. I have found great fulfillment in helping individuals better manage their emotions, improve their relationships, and overall functioning. I feel honored to listen and provide tools shown to improve overall quality of life. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started. I know that availability is a key factor in selecting a therapist that can meet your needs. I offer live chat/video/phone sessions on the weekends and weeknights only. I am very accessible via messaging.

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Kathleen Sutton

Offering therapy in WA
License: MA,LPC,ATR
Parenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigueADHD
10 years of experience

Greetings! I am Kathleen (Kathi) Sutton, a Transpersonal Psychotherapist and Registered Art Therapist licensed in Colorado with 9 years of experience. Before that, I was a parenting coach and educator for many years. I have worked with clients from ages three to ninety three: individuals, families and groups, in residential treatment centers, outpatient group practice, correctional facilities, assisted living and a community-based art therapy collective. I am especially passionate about working with women seeking empowerment, wanting to build self esteem, recovering from abusive relationships and those seeking direction, encouragement and guidance in navigating big life changes. Navigating the process of aging is also of special interest to me. I have a strengths-based approach within the context of an authentic relationship, that being the essential foundation for success with any healing modality. I want to get to know you and I want you to feel heard and respected! I strive to help you uncover and validate your inherent health and goodness, with sensitivity to individual needs and interests. I offer a mindfulness approach as I we employ trauma-informed talk therapy, somatosensory therapy, and expressive arts therapies, facilitating insight, expression of feelings, and release of trauma stored in the body and nervous system, thereby building emotional resilience. I can provide psychoeducation, when appropriate, to help you develop practices that can invite self-acceptance as well as support improved self-regulation and self care. Sometimes even the act of reaching out for help can take you far along a healing path. I would be honored to walk that path with you, and as I relate to the very best in you, I hope to help you to know that best self as well. 
SPECIALTIES Anxiety Depression Women’s empowerment Parenting issues Self esteem Coping with life changes Aging Trauma Burnout and compassion fatigue Blocked creativity 
CLINICAL APPROACHES Humanistic: Strengths-based and Client -centered  Art therapy (Yes! We can do this online! And, you don’t have to be an artist to enjoy and benefit from the healing power of artmaking! Mindfulness Trauma-informed Body-based Somatic Therapy 
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How to find counseling in Benton City

Finding the best therapist close by in Benton City can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Benton City. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Benton City, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Benton City or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Benton City area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Benton City, elsewhere in Benton, or in the greater state of Washington.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Benton City area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Benton City therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Benton City due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Benton City may not take health insurance, some in the state of Washington may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Washington you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Benton City, Washington working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Benton City above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Benton City helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Benton City therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Benton City therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Benton City therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in WA, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 99320 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Benton City counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists 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 feedback and advice. A Benton City licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Benton City, Washington can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Benton City has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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:

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