Sports are always fun, but life is also a game you can win at. With the right counselor in Kirkland, you can take the game of life into your own hands.

Kirkland is known for the restaurants, galleries, the many different pieces of public art, and it is the original home of the Seattle Seahawks. But, while they may have moved to a new location, Kirkland is still a growing place, and while you may have moved on from the past, you can always do well once again with the help of a counselor.

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Ronda Hain

Offering therapy in WA
License: MS, LMHC, CPRP
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

As a therapist I have 20+ yrs. of experience in finding solutions to life's changes and challenges that often result in anxiety, depression and stress. I work collaboratively with individuals to build upon existing strengths to overcome obstacles. I want for others what they want for themselves; to be both content and happy in life. My approach to therapy is collaborative and straightforward with honest communication. I bring kindness, compassion, and humor to the counseling process and work from a strengths-based perspective to help you explore issues interfering with your happiness, relationships, or feeling good about yourself or your life. Depending on what you are looking for I'll draw from a variety of theories in our work together including: -Psychodynamic - Exploring how childhood experiences are affecting current relationships and behaviors. -Humanistic Perspective- This is a holistic perspective that attributes human characteristics and actions to free will and an innate drive for self-actualization. -Gottman Method - A research-supported therapy for conflict resolution. -Solution Focused Therapy - Helping you to begin to make changes in the direction you'd like your life to be going in. -Cognitive Behavioral Therapy- This is a solution-focused approach to treatment, oriented toward solving problems and learning skills, helping clients overcome their difficulties by changing their thinking, behavior, and emotional responses. I am so looking forward to meeting and working with you!

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Amie Roberts

Offering therapy in WA
License: LMHC
LGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesAnger management
9 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with experience treating substance use, relationship conflict, domestic violence, LGBTQ specific counseling, trauma, major life changes, and I am kink and poly experienced and friendly. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish literature and a Master’s degree in counseling. Clients have commented that they find my approach to be caring and empathetic with a healthy dose of straightforward realness. I believe each one of us has struggles, that we need assistance from time to time, and that it takes real courage to reach out and ask for it. I see my role as assisting you to discover your own answers, not to adopt my way of thinking. If you feel lost, stuck, or confused, I am confident that I can help. Take care!

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Sarah Ross

Offering therapy in WA
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
24 years of experience

Hello! My name is Sarah and I have been a licensed mental health counselor since 2003. I have also held many titles such as a certified thanatologist (grief and loss), clinical supervisor, and clinic director. I have worked in many settings besides private practice, including community mental health settings where I often worked with the chronically mentally ill, drug court where I worked together with substance use counselors to help people with addiction, and marital counseling centers where I taught communication skills to couples. I have treated clients who have struggled with depression, anxiety, relationship, and/or family issues, phase of life issues, grief and loss, and I have worked with many adult children of alcoholics and the challenge of low self esteem. Asking for help takes a lot of courage, and you should be proud of yourself getting to this point of choosing the right counselor for yourself. I strive to be a safe place for my clients, that they know that they are never judged, only given positive regard and encouragement. I am an interactive therapist, often looking for those "blind spots" my clients can't see are not in their best interest, and bringing them to light so my client can have those"light bulb" moments of new insight into themselves. I often remind my clients in the beginning that change in therapy is not a "drive through" fix, and it takes a commitment from both the client and the counselor to achieve the goals, outcomes, and change the client is wanting. My approach is very eclectic, learning with years of experience, that different clients learn in different ways. I tend towards the cognitive behavioral, Adlerian, (feelings create thoughts, thoughts create beliefs, and beliefs create belief systems) and psycho-dynamic approaches. I am flexible in my approaches knowing that some clients need a more coaching kind of approach with lots of cheer leading, while others need a more nurturing and gentle approach. I look forward to building a therapeutic alliance and relationship with you !

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Cary Brim Reid

Offering therapy in WA
GriefCoping with life changesCoachingCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Washington with 3 years of professional mental health therapy specific work experience. I have more than 20 years of social services experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, coping with life changes, & executive and professional coaching. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Breeann Bryson

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

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

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Jerry Finley

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefCareer difficultiesDepression
6 years of experience

Hello and welcome! It's a pleasure to have you here. My name is Jerry, and I am thrilled to introduce myself as your counselor. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) based in Washington state, I bring a wealth of experience and a genuine passion for helping individuals navigate life's challenges. With a background of serving in the Military for 26 years, I understand firsthand the unique struggles and experiences that those who serve under oath deal with. This has given me a deep appreciation for the sacrifices you have made and the resilience you possess. I consider it a true gift to be able to work with individuals from these backgrounds. My approach to therapy is solution-focused, meaning that we will work collaboratively to identify your goals and develop practical strategies to help you achieve them. I believe in the power of positivity and believe that each individual has the strength within themselves to enact positive change in their lives. Regardless of your background, I am here to support you throughout your therapeutic journey. Whether you're seeking assistance with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or any other concerns, I am committed to providing a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to explore and grow. As a Christian, I am open to incorporating spirituality into our sessions if that aligns with your beliefs and values. However, please know that I respect and honor all faiths, and my focus will always be on supporting your unique needs and preferences. I am truly excited to embark on this therapeutic journey with you, and I look forward to helping you discover the tools and insights that will empower you to live a more fulfilling and balanced life. Remember, you're not alone in this journey, and together we can find the solutions that work best for you. I am licensed in Washington with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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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Monique Jordan

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoaching
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for Washington State. I have 20 years of professional work experience. I provide therapy for clients who experience stress, anxiety, and relationship issues. I also support clients coping with grief and loss. I enjoysupporting clients who desire motivation, indreased self esteem, confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming your challenges. We all know that the first step toward seeking a more fulfilling life takes courage. I am here to support you through your unique challenges.

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Sandy Mompoint

Offering therapy in WA
License: MA,LMHC,CASAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
10 years of experience

My world view is flexible and my understanding is strong concerning multicultural issues in clinical practice. As confident as I am of my acumen, being able to communicate when things aren't working, and then offering to refer the client to another professional who may be able to better aid them makes me a good, self-aware and humble counselor As for my theoretical orientation, I have a fondness for Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which has its merits working with substance abuse patients. However, Person Centered Theory (PCT) and Narrative Theory (NT) are what I perceive will be using with my clientele as follows: My PCT approach would attend to the natural potential to self-actualize. I would focus on building a therapeutic alliance through the tenets - genuineness, unconditional positive regard, empathy – from which will serve to create an environment of safety, growth and discovery of the person s/he is to become. Through my NT approach, I would elicit the stories or narratives s/he uses to inform and organize their sense of reality and explore how those stories describe and shape their perspectives on their past, present, and future. I would take into consideration how culture influences their stories. I would pay keen attention to detail being left out (the omissions) of their problem-saturated stories. Sessions would focus on re-authoring their singular story to establish (or, at least, consider) alternatives and options to their stories.

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Seandel Aiken

Offering therapy in WA
License: LMHC ,NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

Hello! I'm Seandel (Pronounced Shawn-dell). I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. My experience ranges from working in a juvenile detention center, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, and mental health centers. My diverse experience and education have allowed me to gain knowledge of working with children on the autism spectrum and their families, substance abuse, emotional disturbance, low self esteem, assertiveness training, mood instability, and survivors of sexual assault to name a few. My therapeutic orientation is reality therapy and choice theory that does not dwell on the past but how to live in the here and now and not allow the past to stunt growth or dictate the future. I want to empower my clients, support them and guide them to develop healthy coping skills and self-discovery. Life tends to show up whether we are ready or not, and I specialize in helping individuals, families, and groups process and deal with those issues. I understand the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship that is genuine and promotes growth. My ideal client will value my supportive yet direct approach as he or she is ready to make changes in their lives and be the best version of themselves.

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Brandy Lucas

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Washington with 19 years of professional work experience. I completed my Ph.D. in 2010 at Texas Tech University, where I received in depth therapy training around relationship and family issues. Most recently, I have worked in the foster care and adoption system. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & 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.

How to find counseling in Kirkland

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Kirkland 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 Kirkland 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 Kirkland 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 Kirkland, 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 Kirkland 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 Kirkland 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 Kirkland 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 Kirkland 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 Kirkland 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 98011 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 Kirkland 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 Kirkland 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 Kirkland, 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.

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

98011, 98033, 98034, 98083

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