Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I originally started my career as a musician and then fell into social work for my masters. I have spent the majority of my time working with youth and adolescents and LGBTQ groups, but many issues have universality. I believe that no approach is one size fits all and I have experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic therapy and Motivational Interviewing. I will gear the therapy towards a process that is best for you and your therapeutic goals. There might be times when I give you some hard tasks and give you difficult questions to answer, but the...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

My primary goal as your counselor is to help you clarify your presenting problem and work towards reducing your suffering and enhance your quality of life. I primarily work with adults who are experiencing a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, anger, chemical abuse/addiction and post-traumatic stress. I ground my counseling work in scientific, evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. My best work is accomplished when you and I feel we are working together towards a common goal while bei...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 6

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 exp...

Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 12

"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 ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington. I have been providing therapy to individuals for eight years. I have worked with clients with a variety of concerns, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, family issues, and personality disorders. I have worked with adults and adolescents 13 years old and up in outpatient counseling setting, as well as in crisis interventions. My approach to counseling is one of collaboration, to be used throughout the entire therapy process between client and therapist, where together we ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 22

Educated, understanding, and experienced. I am an empathic and versatile clinician. I went into counseling to share my knowledge so others too can rise to their potential. I offer client centered therapy to meet you where YOU are. You can expect a person who listens. You can expect a professionaI. I studied Clinical Psychology at Tufts University in Boston and received my Master's degree in Social Work at the University of Connecticut. My experience includes 19 years in hospital and outpatient social work with ages 18 and above, in a variety of areas such ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Hello! My name is Katie Cowan and I am a licensed mental health counselor. I have 13 years of experience providing counseling to individuals on a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, work/school problems, addiction, self esteem, relationships problems, and more. Everyone needs help from time to time. You are not alone. Take a step towards your health and get started today. Thank you, I look forward to working with you!

Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 5 years of experience providing therapy. I specialize in trauma as a Clinical Complex Trauma Therapist and Trauma educator. I use body-oriented therapy to help you work through trauma. Body-oriented therapy provides a more holistic approach as it integrates the mind and body connection to address trauma. Focus on the body is essential because traumatic experiences cause us to live in a state of survival-mode where we interpret much of life through the lens of our traumatic past constantly assessing for threats and ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am licensed in Washington with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & coping with grief and loss. 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.

Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 24

I am licensed in Washington 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!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in the state of Washington with 8 years of professional work experience with both teens and adults. I have experience in helping clients with a wide range of concerns from stress and anxiety to coping with addictions, overcoming the impact of trauma and abuse, as well as working to improve 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 the fear of judgment. Some of the modalities that I may utilize are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Diale...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a certified CognitiveBehavioral Therapist (CBT) with 5 years of clinical experience. Although I have experience working with a wide range of presenting problems, working with those experiencing stress and anxiety, parenting issues, & coping with life changes are my speciality. I also enjoy helping individuals who want to work on issues related to ADHD.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker based out of Washington State. I have experience in providing mental health and behavioral health counseling to youth and young adults with struggles related to stress and anxiety, depression, relationships, grief or loss, and/or traumatic experience(s). Much of my experience has been in the school setting, providing support to children and teens with social, emotional, and/or behavioral needs. I believe that everyone does the best they can with the skills they currently have. And sometimes life has some chal...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

I am a licensed professional counselor and certified rehabilitation counselor. I served the State of Alaska as Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for 7 years. I’ve had my own private practice for 2 years. I am a client centered therapist with an existential philosophy. I believe an empathetic judgement free space is essential to any therapeutic process. I also believe that all change must be individualized and client directed through a co-created therapy process. I believe client’s are experts of their own experiences and have both the power and knowledge to ma...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

I am licensed in Washington with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How To Find Counseling In Your Area

Finding the right therapist close by in Goldendale can feel intimidating. Once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Goldendale area, you're closer to finding providers accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective counselors which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search for a counselor in Goldendale, scroll through the options. Next, consider what type of therapy you'd like your counselor to be most experienced with. Finally, choose a provider located near you in the city of Goldendale or elsewhere in Klickitat or the state of Washington.

Mental health professionals working through their own practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Goldendale counselors can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

How Do Costs Of Conventional Counseling Compare To BetterHelp With A Goldendale Counselor?

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session with a counselor in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Goldendale 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 in Goldendale: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Goldendale: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Goldendale: $100
  • Therapy with a mental health counselor in Goldendale: $80

Some counselors 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 counselors serving the city of Goldendale and elsewhere throughout the state of Washington you can expect significantly more affordable options, with counselor sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Does Working With A Counselor On BetterHelp Work?

It's important to note that these counselors treat clients online. Online providers, including the US-based providers above, can work with people like you in or around Goldendale virtually. You do not have to commute to a counselor's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy with a counselor. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you. Professionals on BetterHelp specialize in several mental health issues and modalities. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

Goldendale has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy. In Goldendale, therapy can be easily to use and a click away.

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance. Counselors are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy with a licensed counselor is having a 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 Goldendale counselor 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Goldendale, WA, finding a counselor can be costly, and they may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby psychotherapist close to 98620 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 in Goldendale can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Session With A Goldendale Counselor? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I See A Counselor 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 counselors often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend counseling. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A counselor 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 with a counselor.

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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions with their counselor. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Is Mental Health Care Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, counselors are trained to meet you where you're at. Counseling can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective when working with a licensed counselor.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

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. Their job as your counselor is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. 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 FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor 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:

There are all kinds of therapists in the Goldendale area, including:

  • CBT in Goldendale
  • DBT in Goldendale
  • Substance use therapy in Goldendale
  • Couples therapy in Goldendale

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Goldendale.

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