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Marisa Schaff

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WA
Counselor License Type(s): LICSW,SUDP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issues
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi! My name is Marisa, I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Substance Use Disorder Professional in the State of Washington. I started working as a Substance Abuse Counselor in 2010 with Adolescents and discovered that mental health often intersected. I decided to attend graduate school at the University of Denver for my Master's in Social Work with a concentration in Family Systems and the Animal-Assisted Social Work Certificate. While at DU I completed three classes in the Psychology Department focused on Military culture and treatment. While in my second year of graduate school, I started a two year Post- Graduate Program at the Denver Family Institute for training and education for Marriage and Family Therapy. I graduated from that program in February 2019. I have worked in a wide array of jobs from Drug Court to Pregnant and Postpartum Women in residential treatment. I have worked with wide range of concerns including, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, relationship issues, communication, family conflict, addiction and trauma. My counseling style is strength based with interjections of humor and fun when appropriate. I often hear counseling described as being painful but I believe that the process should also consist of positivity, learning and growth. My approach is person-centered and combines techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused, EMDR and Narrative Therapy. I will tailor my approach based on best fit for your goals. I believe that you are the expert in your life and I am here to assist you in any way possible to overcome challenges. I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals! I currently offer evening and some weekend appointments.

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Michelle Goodwater

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WA
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed mental health counselor in Washington State with over 6 years of experience working as therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including combat trauma, military sexual trauma, childhood abuse and childhood sexual abuse issues, rape victims, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, sleep issues, grief, TBI, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating people with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and solution-focused therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage and strength to seek help for a more fulfilling 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!

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Cornell Anderson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WA
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LMHC,Cornell W Anderson
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Cornell Anderson. I have a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brandman University. I'm a licensed Mental Health Counselor with additional training as a Chemical Dependency Professional. I utilize an eclectic approach to support client's individual needs using cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, structural family therapy, client-centered, and motivational interviewing. I have experience working with children and adults struggling with mood instability, substance use, challenging irrational beliefs, negative self-talk, low self-esteem, anxiety, history of sexual trauma, and identity development. Client-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy Years of Experience: 10

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Jeannette Horton

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Jeannette Horton, although most people call me Jean. I have worked in the mental health field in various capacities since 2008 including outpatient chemical dependency treatment, community mental health agencies and long-term care communities. I work with adults and specialize in depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, older adult issues, self-esteem, anger, grief and loss, women’s issues and more. I am also a veteran with experience being deployed overseas and specialize in veteran’s issues as well. Seeing a therapist can be scary. To benefit from therapy, it's critical that you feel safe. In fact, you deserve to be safe. So, while I very much want to help you with whatever challenges you have, please know that helping you feel safe in our relationship will be the first step. And throughout our time together, it will be one of my main priorities. What I’m most known for is my ability to have comfortable, candid, down to earth conversations about really tough stuff along with a sense of humor. Trust is key in the therapeutic relationship and to me, trust is best developed when both people feel safe to really say what’s on their mind and heart. That is how I will speak to you, and I will do everything I can to help you feel like you can speak that way to me. Clients have often told me that working with me is “like working with a real person.” I welcome the opportunity to become a safe, real person in your life whom you can trust.

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Derek Durst

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WA
Counselor License Type(s): M.S.,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor / Licensed Mental Health Counselor licensed in the states of Texas, Colorado, and Washington. 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 interactive. I believe in treating everyone with dignity and respect, as well as approaching issues with sensitivity and compassion . It is my goal to create a safe place for people to feel comfortable in sharing their life's story. My counseling approach combines cognitive behavioral therapy with attributes of psychotherapy and person-centered therapy. I will tailor our treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I have a passion for working along side people in their journey of life. It takes courage to reach out for help and assistance, but it is the first step toward making a change. I am here to provide the support and empower you if you are ready to take that step. I look forward to working with you!

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Tomi Flack

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WA
DepressionCoping with life changes
26 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Washington and I have 26 years of professional work experience. I specialize in helping clients with depression and coping with life changes. I use brief solution focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 45 minute weekly video sessions. My sessions provide a casual safe place to discuss intimate details of your life in a non-judgmental and non-religious environment with the encouragement to feel emotions as we talk. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage and I am here to support you in that process.

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Katherine Holloway

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington, with 20 years of professional work experience. I also have a degree in Conflict Management and Communication. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, a well-regarded method to relieve symptoms of PTSD. I love working with clients to formulate goals, find solutions and enlarge the toolbox of skills that we all develop during our lives. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Thank you for taking the first step to sign up for therapy. It can take courage and I am glad you are getting started!

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Jennifer North

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Washington with 9 years of professional work experience. I believe that destiny is not something that happens by chance, but is something that happens by choice. And although we can’t control everything, we can control the choices we make. I enjoy working with people to help them understand the choices they make, learn to make better choices, and learn how to better manage the things that can’t be changed. I uses a variety of therapeutic styles beginning with meeting you where you are and understanding where you want to go. I also uses aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), mindfulness and ecotherapy. I earned my first Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Interpretation from Prescott College and worked for many years as a naturalist in state parks, national parks, and as a kayak guide in the San Juan Islands. I then went on to get a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Ashford University and my Masters Degree in Counseling from Lewis and Clark College in Portland Oregon. When not working, I enjoy reading, gardening, and exploring the forests and waters of the area, usually with a pair of binoculars.

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JoDee Keller

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Washington with 16 years of professional work experience in Illinois and Washington. My professional experience has been largely in schools, working with children, youth, and parents/caregivers. I also have worked in behavioral health with adults with chronic mental illness. Additionally, I have worked with college students of all ages. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. I believe in clients' capacity for change and for knowing what they need and when they are ready to make changes. In support of this, I believe in focused, short-term, problem-solving approaches such as CBT, solution-focused, and motivational interviewing. I believe that it is also important to understand the context - change is easier with the support of others. It is important to recognize structural sources of life challenges as well - sexism, racism, heterosexism, classism, etc. 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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Latoya Johnson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
21 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, I’m a licensed clinical social worker with a specialty in mental health practices. I have over 20 years of diversified experience working with all age groups, primarily adult population. I tailor my treatment approach based off the assessment of need and consider my approach to be eclectic. It is my passion to assist others in feeling better and elevating to another level of being and thinking.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Elmer City

Finding the best therapist close by in Elmer 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 in Elmer City that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Elmer 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 Elmer 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 in the Elmer City region and in the state of Washington. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Elmer City or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Elmer 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 Elmer City 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 Elmer City, elsewhere in Okanogan, or in the greater state of Washington.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Elmer 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 Elmer 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 Elmer 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

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

Therapists in Elmer 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 Elmer City psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Elmer 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 Elmer City helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Elmer 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Elmer 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 in Elmer City?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Elmer City 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.

Elmer City therapists 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 Elmer City 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 Elmer 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in WA, therapists 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 99124 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

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

Before seeing your Elmer City 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Elmer City.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Elmer 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 with a Elmer City counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Elmer 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.

Elmer 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 during telehealth appointments?

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 to customer service 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.

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