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Heidi Martin

Offering therapy in WA
License: MS,LMHC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyGriefIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changesCoaching
11 years of experience

Hi my name is Heidi and I am a licensed mental health counselor in Florida, Massachusetts, and Washington State, as well as a board certified coach. I have over 10 years of experience, primarily working in private practice Please note I am currently only taking clients within Massachusetts. People come to therapy because they want to feel better. It may be relationship problems, anxiety/depression, work related concerns, etc., but whatever the reason, they want to feel better and do better. In my experience, most people want a greater understanding of themselves and their situation. Making life work and feeling more comfortable with themselves is the goal. I focus on altering self-defeating behaviors and beliefs, helping my clients to gain perspective with a focus on improving the quality of their lives. Among the many tools that promote growth and well being, I utilize insight and mindfulness to help achieve client goals. The people I work with tend to be bright and high functioning yet they sense something is missing. My job includes, among other things. noticing hidden themes and repetitive patterns. Many people treat others better than they treat themselves and usually are much harder on themselves than others, which causes untold pain. I have a lot of admiration for people who embark on a therapeutic journey, it takes courage to seek a more fulfilling life but as serious as I take my work, I also conduct therapy in a relaxed manner where laughter and collaboration is encouraged. I look forward to working with you!

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Megan Putnam

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteem
6 years of experience

Greetings! I am a licensed mental health counselor working in the Yakima Valley. I have experience working with anxiety, relationship issues, PTSD, and OCD, among other concerns. I am an lgbtqia+ affirming therapist. I believe you know yourself and your situation best. I'm here to be a listening ear and to help you become unstuck if you need it. We can also talk about coping skills and psychoeducation if you'd like more information. The approaches I utilize the most are cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and exposure response prevention (ERP) among others. I employ a nondirective approach, with your concerns at the heart of our therapy sessions. I generally operate from a strengths based approach to help uplift and empower. I hope you're ready to take the first step. Lets get started today.

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Valarie Johnson

Offering therapy in WA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

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 to move forward. I love watching people grow and being a part of nurturing that process. My therapeutic approach combines cognitive behavior, solutions oriented and psychodynamic theories'. I will use whatever combination of modalities is helpful in working with you to reach your goals. A few notes regarding communication...I prefer live video. I do live texting in some situations, I dont do phone therapy. You need a strong signal to use this platform, and Better Help recommends you use google chrome. If you have an old laptop or weak connectivity, this platform may not work as well, but sometimes people find they have better connection on their phone if laptop doesnt work. Most of the time we can make something work. I look forward to meeting you and coming alongside on your journey of growth and wellness.

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Leticeia Scott

Offering therapy in WA
License: LPC,LMHC,Certified EMDR therapist
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCompassion fatigue
12 years of experience

"I'm convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they're stones that don't matter. As long as you're breathing, it's never too late to do some good."- Maya Angelou I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over a decade of experience working in the mental health field. Clients that I have worked with present with a range of concerns including difficulty adjusting to life changes, substance abuse, career challenges, difficulty managing mood, anxiousness, anger management, relationship concerns, grief/loss, and history of trauma. My clients work with me to explore their concerns and to utilize therapeutic support toward making positive life changes, one step at a time. My counseling style is warm, direct, interactive and encouraging. Therapy is a small (but powerful) slice of a person's life, so the time is valuable and should always be productive as you work toward your identified goals. I believe that everyone can benefit from a healthy therapeutic relationship, where they are treated with respect, sensitivity and compassion, while also being challenged to push their personal barriers to change. My approach is client-centered and treatment planning will be tailored to your specific needs and adjusted as needed. I am ready to go with you on this journey to live a more fulfilling life, where your happiness and peace is at the core and your steps toward positive changes are deliberate and thoughtful. When you are ready to take that first step toward support, I am here to work with you and empower you. Let's do this work together!

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Sandra Zion

Offering therapy in WA
License: M.A.
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesDepression
21 years of experience

I am licensed behavioral health therapist with 21 years experience. I live in a small town in Washington state. I am 68 years old and chose to postpone my career in counseling until after my five children were older. Currently, I do not counsel men. My interest is helping women with their challenges at all stages of life. My approach to life is Christian based. I have experience with parenting issues, anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationship stressors, abuse and PTSD. I believe people need to be able to tell their own story to someone willing to listen, care and understand their unique experiences and challenges. My clinical approach combines client- centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-based and family systems therapy. I look forward to hearing your story.

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Clarence Slaughter

Offering therapy in WA
Trauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Washington with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Brandi Okamoto

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGrief
12 years of experience

Born and raised on the Big Island. I am licensed in Hawaii with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. 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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Torchessa West-Jackson

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementCareer difficultiesCoaching
18 years of experience

Greetings, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with clinical privileges in the state of Georgia and Washington State. I am an independent clinical provider with several years of behavioral health and evidence-based practice experience. It is an honor to meet you! Congratulations on taking the first step to solve any obstacles or challenges that you may be facing today. Making a decision to receive therapy can be a gateway to living a life of self-fulfillment. I am a conferred Doctor of Health Sciences/Global Health graduate who graduated with a 4.0. Also, I am nationally certified as a board certified telemental health provider, master addiction counselor, and a United States Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional. I have advanced degrees in Social Work and Health Services Administration. I have been an independent provider in the health care government sector for a vast number of years. My professional background is mental health, medical, and business processes. I have worked with various populations encompassing adults and children from all walks of life. If you are encountering problems with health, stress, anger, substance abuse, career, anxiety, communication skills, and relationships, I am here to assist you. As a therapist, I will teach, empower, motivate, and provide encouragement for you throughout the therapy phases. My counseling style consists of examining the events that have occurred in your life and implementing a proactive plan to decrease the possibility of the problems reoccurring. If you are interested in the opportunity to receive professional clinical services and make changes in your life, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you soon to begin this therapeutic adventure!

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Breeann Bryson

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Washington State with 5 years of professional work experience and work with youth and adults who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, and behaviors, that have produced stress, intolerable emotions, shame, and hurt that disrupt everyday life. Practices focus on a person centered and bio-psycho-social approach to restore the mind, body, and spirit. I believe in providing a nonjudgmental, collaborative, empathic, curious, and compassionate environment to foster a safe space where individuals can feel heard and understood, so they can begin to manage and reduce conflict and find meaning in their life. Together we can explore experiences, build new skills, new habits and resilience, allowing us to problem solve and begin to construct new areas of growth. I utilize evidence based practices drawn from CBT+, EMDR, DBT, MI, Solution Focus, and include mindfulness, grounding techniques, parenting, and nutrition to help individuals manage chaos that has stressed daily life. It can be difficult to know where to start, so let’s start the journey here together.

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Julie Knox

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama, Arizona, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Washington with 15 years of professional clinical, counseling, and coaching experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & depression. I also have experience working with clients coping with life changes. 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 to find counseling in Cheney

Finding the best therapist close by in Cheney 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 Cheney. 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 Cheney, 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 Cheney 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 Cheney 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 Cheney, elsewhere in Spokane, 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 Cheney area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Cheney 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 Cheney 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 Cheney 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 Cheney, 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 Cheney 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 Cheney 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 Cheney 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 Cheney 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 Cheney 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 99004 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 Cheney 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 Cheney 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 Cheney, 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.

Cheney 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.

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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

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.

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