Incorporated in 1995, Edgewood is an old community with a relatively new government. Developing new ways to govern your own life can seem like an uphill battle. You know the way you were doing things before brought you nothing but anguish and frustration. Yet, you doubt you can find your way to a new system of being.

If you face losses, griefs, and stressors every day, mental health issues can make those problems even worse for you. Talk to a counselor in the Edgewood area to learn how to create and live by the rules that make sense to you.

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Josh Steele

Offering therapy in WA
License: MA, LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
7 years of experience

Here’s a little bit about myself. I am a licensed mental health counselor in Washington state, and have been practicing for nearly 4 years. I have worked in a wide array of settings, ranging from private practice to community mental health agencies. Many of the individuals I've worked with struggle with issues of depression, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management career challenges, trauma and abuse. I would describe my counseling style as both relaxed and collaborative. In my counseling services, I believe extending respect and compassion are paramount to success, as all of us are journeying through our own unique life’s path. My approach has its basis in postmodernism (solution focused and narrative practices) with integrated perspectives from systemic theories, and ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy). These approaches are utilized in ways that are based on your unique needs and desires that come from our conversations. Many times, life can present us with challenges that seem overwhelming by taking us down a path that is not of our choosing nor of our preference. So, if you’re struggling with navigating life’s difficulties and would like some support, then I am here to help.

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Teri Nielsen

Offering therapy in WA
License: LMHC,LPC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesParenting issues
35 years of experience

A FORWARD-THINKING, EXPERIENCED THERAPIST Licensed Mental Health Therapist with 35 years of in-patient and out-patient clinical experience working with adults, adolescents, children, and families. Specializes in working with relationships, complex trauma (childhood trauma within families), PTSD, anxiety, stress disorders, addiction recovery, blended family issues, extended family issues, and spiritual crisis. I lived and worked in Seattle for 28 years and in 2016 moved to southern Utah for the landscapes and the red rocks I love. I have a deep respect for personal struggles. I also have great confidence in the therapeutic process based on the transformations I've witnessed in the lives of the men, women, and young people with whom I've been privileged to work. Many of my clients are high-functioning, corporate professionals, first responders, healthcare professionals, therapists themselves, or people who have been in therapy before but seek a more integrative approach. I also work with people new to therapy who are seeking to build a more solid foundation for their emotional health. The heart of what I do is create the space for clients to address the issues that are keeping them from moving forward in life. My style is active and direct. I'm trained in trauma-informed and evidence-based approaches. I'm a Jungian and experiential therapist and use Rational Emotive and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapies. I've taught the MBSR, Jon Kabat-Zinn's 'Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction' course and integrate elements as it can be extremely effective in working with anxiety as well as targeting the very roots of addictive behaviors. As a therapist I draw not only on my education, but also on my life experiences as a woman, a daughter, a sister, a wife, and a mother. I am by nature interested in the world around me and continue to educate myself both formally and informally. In 1993, I began to practice Vipassana Meditation, a simple form of sitting/walking meditation. This continues to support me personally and has informed my work over the years. Thoughts are powerful. They shape our lives, impact our health, and play an important role in our ability to be creative. Thoughts impact the choices we make throughout our lives and can help us respond with resiliency when life challenges us. I advocate living life with compassion. Change is hard. Most of us resist change for fear of what's unknown in the future. I understand it takes courage to reach out for help. If you wish to work with me, bring your grit, your honesty, but most importantly a strong commitment to yourself. I'm here to help.

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David Evans

Offering therapy in WA
License: M. Ed, LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issues
20 years of experience

I am a Mental Health Therapist licensed in Washington State with over 20 years of experience working in my Private Practice as well as the King County Public Heath, BSD and Youth Eastside Services. For the last 2.5 years, I have been providing Mental Health Therapy services on the platform. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach is based in Reality Therapy as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I work with you on planning a more positive course of action to help you feel more balanced in all aspects of your life. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I have openings in my schedule in the mornings and can also accommodate afternoon/night appointments. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you! David M.ED, LMHC

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Dr. Susan Rahman

Offering therapy in WA
License: Ph.D.,Ph.D.
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
30 years of experience

I have worked in Washington state as a licensed psychologist since 1998. I have worked with clients that are experiencing a wide range of issues from depression, anxiety, low self esteem, post traumatic stress disorder, relationship issues, aging and life transitions. My work experience includes working with active duty soldiers and family members, incarcerated women and chronically mentally ill individuals and their families. Having over five years experience working with active duty soldiers, I am interested in providing treatment for military personnel with trauma related to PTSD and moral injury. My specialty includes working with individuals experiencing undue or extreme influence including those in cults, domestic violence or coercive relationships and catfishing. The treatment approach involves the following. Based upon a clinical history, strengths and problem areas are identified and goals are set with the client. Relevant strategies are utilized and progress towards goals is assessed with the client. My therapeutic style is interactive, treating the client with respect, and providing a safe and secure environment to do therapeutic work. This work involves increasing self-awareness, self-acceptance and skills for self-care and empowerment. Therapeutic interventions are based upon theoretical approaches including psychodynamic, developmental attachment theory, cognitive behavioral treatment, cognitive processing, trauma treatment modalities, mindfulness, self-care and client centered therapies.

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Erica Martin

Offering therapy in WA
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
24 years of experience

I am licensed in Oregon,Washington State and Texas 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!

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Angel Damara

Offering therapy in WA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
16 years of experience

Hello. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). I attained a Master’s Degree in Social Work at Walla Walla University in 2010. I have 15 years experience in mental and behavioral health working with people of all ages in both addictions and mental health. For the past 6 ½ years, I worked at the VA helping Veterans address symptoms associated with PTSD, Insomnia and nightmares, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, chronic pain, addictions, psychosis, and other mental health disorders. I am a transpersonal therapist which means I take a holistic, therapeutic approach that incorporates spiritual wisdom and traditions with modern psychotherapies to promote healing and growth. I use a variety of evidenced-based and best practices such as: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT and CBT-CP (VA certification in chronic pain management using CBT)), and Motivational Interviewing techniques along with cultivating greater spiritual awareness to enhance interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, and increase meaning and purpose in ones’ life. Overall, value is placed on self-awareness and open-mindedness for both the therapist and client in an honest, mindful, and non-judgmental space. Let’s take a healing journey together starting right where you are at to reach your goals and achieve more meaning in your life. I look forward to meeting you!

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Dawn Shelley Wann

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
8 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in Missouri with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping, adults, adolescents, and teenagers with stress and anxiety, trauma, abuse, parenting issues, & anger management. 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. I have experience with Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Person Centered, Client Centered, and many more therapeutic genres. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Sherene Jones

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC), licensed in Washington with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 & empower you in that journey.

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Nicholas Lohstroh

Offering therapy in WA
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.

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Kathryn "Katie" Perez

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
13 years of experience

I graduated from Pepperdine University back in 2012 and have gathered 13 years of experience as a therapist treating all kinds of people from different walks of life, for different concerns. I worked in a middle school for awhile, a community counseling center, and I've also worked with war veterans, to name a few. I like connecting with people and learning about who they are, helping them open up, and creating a safe space where people can grow in any way that they choose. My goal is to, at the very least, help you to feel like you're not alone. Usually I start out with an initial consultation, during which I ask questions about you and your background so I can get to know you a bit better. This is also a time for us both to figure out if we are a good fit for each other. (I need to make sure that I have the skills to help you with your problem, and you need to figure out if I'm someone you feel you can connect with.) If we decide that we are a good fit, then we schedule a weekly time to meet up and talk. We will talk about whatever you want to talk about in our sessions. I believe that whatever needs to be discussed, will be brought up without us having to force it. I have found that this kind of exploration leads clients to develop a greater understanding of themselves, and how they might move forward in life in a way that feels right and true. If this sounds like a process you'd be interested in, please reach out! I would love to hear from you.

How to find counseling in Edgewood

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Edgewood 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 Edgewood 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 Edgewood 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 Edgewood, 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 Edgewood 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 Edgewood 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 Edgewood 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 Edgewood 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 Edgewood 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 98372 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 Edgewood 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 Edgewood 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 Edgewood, 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.

Edgewood 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.

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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Edgewood:

98371, 98372

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