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Kerry Schafer

Offering therapy in WA
License: M Ed Counseling Psychology,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCoaching
10 years of experience

I am a mental health counselor licensed in Washington State. I am also a professional writer with experience working as an RN and a creativity and life coach. I love to draw on all of these elements in counseling, as I believe that our mental, physical, and spiritual health are intertwined and we are happiest and healthiest when we pay attention to all three. My counseling style is open, warm, flexible, and collaborative. I draw on elements of mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, positive psychology, journal therapy, and Emotional Freedom Technique meridian tapping. We'll agree on goals and a treatment plan together, revising as your situation changes. My specialty areas include: Depression Anxiety Chronic pain Medical problems Grief and Loss Working through challenging life experiences Creative blocks Deciding to engage in counseling is a courageous and empowering first step to a happier and more fulfilling life, so I'm glad you've found your way here. I would be honored to travel on this journey with you.

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Aja-Amina Chinnell-Mateen

Offering therapy in WA
License: MA,MHP,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Washington with over 8 years in the field with 4 of those years being clinical work. Primarily much of my work has allowed me to work with clients of a wide variety of diagnostic backgrounds stemming from anxiety and depression to mood disorders. My counseling style tends to be person-centered and interpersonally driven as I believe that the client is not only the expert of their lives, but the client is critical to the therapeutic process. I believe meeting clients where they are at and building rapport is critical to developing a lasting therapeutic relationship with them. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I admire those we reach out for help because it shows how brave you are! I hope to meet with you!

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Melissa Collins

Offering therapy in WA
License: LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
30 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor with 30 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I specialize in counseling children, adolescents, and adult who have been victims of crime. I also work with behavioral issues, relationship issues between parents and children (RAD), adoption issues, divorce issues, issues related to parental use of drugs and alcohol, and I offer parental guidance. With adults and adolescents, I also offer counseling on addiction, depression, anxiety, divorce, and mental health concerns. I have been a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor since 2000. I use multiple trauma focused therapies including Eye-Movement Desensitization, and Reprocessing, Thought Field Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I am a Certified Mediator and I do work with immigration including: Hardship Waivers, N-648s, and U-visas. I am an immigration approved therapist and I perform psychological evaluations for immigration and for court. I also administer assessments for depression, anxiety, ADHD, and Substance abuse. I accept BCBS, Cigna, and Crime Victim's Compensation for those who qualify. I am also a Certified Hypnotist and provide hypnosis for quit smoking, weight loss, motivation, and various other mental health difficulties.

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Natalie Judd

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Washington with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, grief and loss, lgbt-related issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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rene zottolo

Offering therapy in WA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Washington with 8 years of professional work experience. Everyone has a story. It's my job to really listen to what yours is, and to provide you with the feedback and support that's going to help you explore what you want your next chapter to look like. Oftentimes this means really exploring the barriers to living your best life and knocking them down. The work is not always easy, but that's what I'm here for. The benefits are so worth it! I work with a foundation of respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I have experience in working with clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy related issues, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I have helped clients struggling with anxiety, depression, and other mental health obstacles. 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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Jesica Lester-Hayes

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
22 years of experience

I am licensed in Washington with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, motivation and self-esteem, and depression. 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 happy for of you for getting started!

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Amber Noone

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I am independently licensed to provide therapy in Washington and Montana with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Sabrina Giwa

Offering therapy in WA
License: MS,LPC,LCPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
14 years of experience

Encouragement. Enrichment. Empowerment. Hi, my name is Sabrina. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor of 12 years experience specializing in anxiety, depression, bi-polar, OCD and trauma related issues. I am the Co-Founder of 360 Degrees Wellness Counseling, a certified grief counselor and I’m in the process of obtaining my certification in EMDR as well as Expressive Arts therapy. I use a number of different therapies modalities to tailor individual needs. The name 360 degrees was chosen to represent the goal of the practice which is to provide a complete circle of treatment options tailored to bring inspiration and wellness to all that need it. Our 3 E’s were chosen to symbolize our strengths within us as well as what we strive to reveal and broaden.

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Sacra Durandisse

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
27 years of experience

I am licensed in District of Columbia and Maryland with 27 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. 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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Jennifer North

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

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.

How to find counseling in Farmington

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Farmington 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 Farmington 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 Farmington 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 Farmington, 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 Farmington 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 Farmington 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 Farmington 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 Farmington 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 Farmington 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 99128 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 Farmington 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 Farmington 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 Farmington, 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.

Farmington 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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