Living on an island seems like it would be paradise, right? Well, no matter where you live, you are always going to have problems because nobody’s life is perfect. In fact, you can even become afflicted with a mental illness like an anxiety disorder out of the blue for no obvious reasons. The counselors in Mercer Island are unsure of the exact cause but they know how to treat it. 

Anxiety disorders can be recognized by constant and severe stress, insomnia, confusion, inability to concentrate, heart palpitations, and irritability. If you or someone you know is having any of these or similar symptoms, talk to one of the Mercer Island counselors today. 

This is Heather Jameson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LMHC, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 12

I am a licensed mental health counselor, who has been working in the mental health field for nearly 18 years. My spouse is active duty in the military, which has afforded me a variety of experience in the counseling/mental health field, as we have moved around the world. I have worked with families struggling with parenting issues, adults struggling with substance abuse and addiction, and adults with severe and persistent mental health disorders such as Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder with psychosis. Further, I specialize in relationship issues, Anxiety, D...

This is Michelle Lechnyr's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 22

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Washington and a Certified Divorce Coach. I have been working with clients for 20 years. We all go through transitions in our lives and sometimes these changes cause us to seek out support of a professional to guide us through. I am honored to help you through your transitions and enjoy helping clients find solutions to problems. My background includes working with depression, anxiety, transition to parenthood, parenting, relationships, divorce recovery, infidelity recovery, self esteem, mid life issu...

This is Stephen Zahra's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with both a Bachelors Degree and a Masters Degree with over 15 years experience as a psychotherapist and as a psychiatric crisis specialist. I am also a geriatric mental health specialist and a child mental health specialist. My treatment approaches include cognitive-behavioral methods, problem solving techniques, mindfulness work, life-review processes and self-esteem building and anxiety-decreasing talk therapy sessions. I have a warm, caring style and way of talking that is supportive, helpful and relevant to the ...

This is Mark Yeung's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,MPH
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I imagine you may be experiencing a number of emotions. Are you feeling overwhelmed by the process of selecting a counselor? Hopeful about the possibility of receiving support and making change? Skeptical about how an online therapist profile can actually give you a sense of a therapist's approach and how you might be able to work with them? You're not alone. I can tell you facts about me. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) licensed in the States of California, Oregon and Washington. I attended the University of California, Berkeley and receive...

This is Amanda Manning's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC, LMHC, NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Washington. I am currently located in Spokane, WA. I have provided individual and group counseling to adults for the last 10 years. I graduated from Marymount University with degrees in Forensic Psychology and Counseling. I have worked with adults experiencing mental illness such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, borderline personality disorder and substance abuse issues in the Washington, DC and Arlington, VA since 2007...

This is Kipp Trembley's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, MATP, LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management
Years of Experience: 13

As a Transpersonal Psychotherapist, and fundamentally Client-Centered, I believe in an inherent tendency and ability for people to grow and learn about themselves and the world around them. I also believe each one of us has an inner wisdom to tap into. A client is encouraged to boldly explore their own thoughts and emotions in a safe, warm and collaborative therapeutic environment and find new solutions, skills, insight and awareness around life's challenges, both within the person and the persons' life experience. I meet you where you are at, conforming my thera...

This is Emily Priestaf's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,LPC,MT-BC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! My name is Emily, and I’m a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in the state of Washington, a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Wisconsin, and am a board certified music therapist (MT-BC) with an M.A. in clinical mental health counseling and music therapy. If you are struggling to cope with difficult emotions or have experienced stressful life experiences, connecting with a therapist can equip you with skills and support. Additionally, working with a therapist can help you build awareness around yourself and your relationships. I ...

This is Amy Plumb's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC, MAC,CCTP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 10

I work with you to identify how you want your life to look and feel like and then to address any blocks you might have to having the life you desire. I want to help you achieve your desired therapy goals as quickly as possible while giving you as much time as you need. I teach mindfulness skills to clients and skills to help them learn how to take control of their emotions so that their emotions are no longer controlling them. I use dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, EMDR therapy, energy psychology methods and other types of therapy that ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 15

Hello! My name is Marika, I'm a licensed counselor in Colorado, Washington, and New Mexico. I have over 15 years of counseling experience. I've worked with people in a variety of environments: homes, schools, college counseling center, military bases overseas and stateside, private practice offices, and online. I have a warm and welcoming approach to counseling and am able to offer supportive insight, authentic feedback, and effective tools that you can begin using right away in your life. I work best with clients who view their life as going pretty well ove...

This is Sarah Lawson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief
Years of Experience: 4

I work with adult individuals, couples and families in a collaborative way to address the past and present issues that are impeding their current and future well-being. I believe that it can be difficult to fully process and heal from past trauma or troubling issues alone because we get trapped in our own heads and repeat problematic cycles that perpetuate thoughts and behaviors that hinder growth and healing. I provide a direct and empathic approach which means I will be supportive and kind, but will honestly share feedback in an effort to help you get the most o...

This is Jennifer Yost's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

A native to the Seattle area, I have always been an unorthodox person from a very young age, so it is no surprise that my practice is an integration of my professional background and intuitive, unique style. Valuing professional training, I began my career as a drug/alcohol counselor, after graduating from Washington State University in 1996, with a BS in Psychology and Minor in Alcohol Studies. I worked in agency and school based settings for 15 years. I completed my Master’s degree in Mental Health counseling from Seattle University, 2005, opening my private pra...

This is Amie Roberts's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with experience treating substance use, relationship conflict, domestic violence, LGBTQ specific counseling, 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 ...

This is Kelli Garcia's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I started work as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) at the age of 17. Through this work I discovered an ability to connect with and help people when they were struggling and in need of a supportive hand. I worked as a CNA through undergrad where I received a B.A. in Sociology and Human Services from Fort Lewis College in Durango. I continued to work in social and human services, teaching people with disabilities to ski and snowboard, in shelters, and eventually ended up as a Social Services Director at a skilled nursing facility. It was at this time that I r...

This is Naomi Leong's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMHC,RYT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington. I received a Master of Science degree in Counseling, Educational and Developmental Psychology from Eastern Washington University in 2001. I specialize in treating individuals with Anxiety, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related disorders. I am certified provider of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), one of the most widely researched treatments for a variety of difficulties individuals may be experiencing. This therapy focuses on identifying and changing unhelp...

This is Cindy Watson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed mental health counselor in Washington state. My mission is to provide a safe environment in which you can grow, come to know yourself more deeply, and find ways to relieve your suffering. My counseling style is both educational and therapeutic; warm and interactive yet can also be blunt and to the point when needed. I believe that each person is fundamentally healthy and good, and that by finding out more about yourself, you can find healthy ways to get your needs met and live your life more fully. I treat my clients with respect and compassion ...

This is Jeremy Houtsma's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I have been practicing for close to 7 years in both private practice and community mental health. Many of my clients have told me that they feel relatable and incredibly comfortable opening up about things they are dealing with. I am trained in relational psychology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well. I am Licensed in Washington state as an LMHC but have lived on both the west coast, east coast and in-between! I could go on and on about training and selling myself but to be honest I'm just interested in your story and how I can help. I'd be pleased to...

This is Grant Weaver's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M. A., M. DIV.,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

As a licensed mental health professional the past several decades, I've been providing psychological evaluations and comprehensive behavioral analysis, case management, treatment planning, individual & group therapy, facilitating psycho-educational seminars and classes, and crisis management. I have practiced in mental hygiene clinics, hospitals, private practice, addiction treatment programs, correctional facilities, military installations, and universities. I hold an undergraduate degree in behavioral psychology from Arizona State University, an MA in psychology...

This is Jennifer Pernsteiner's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 4

I am a clinical social worker and have been providing psychotherapy for four years. I have experience working with individuals and families. I have worked with a wide range of concerns but have the most experience working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety and/or depression, are struggling at home or at work, are going through grief, or struggling with life transitions. I have experience working with individuals with ADHD, ASD, ODD, Bi-Polar Disorder and PTSD. My counseling style is educational while still empathetic. I am open-minded and can connect...

This is Wendy Henner's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPC, LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Greeting and welcome to Better Help! My name is Wendy Henner and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Arizona and Oregon, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from San Francisco State University, and my Master of Arts degree, specializing in Applied Behavioral Science and Systems Counseling, from Bastyr University. For the past 20 years, I have been working with individuals and couples who present with a variety of personal struggles such as depre...

This is Evelyn Herman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC, M.A.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 32

Greetings! My name is Evelyn Herman, and I am happy to meet you in this way. I have a Masters Degree in Integrative Psychology (Mind-Body-Emotions-Spirit) and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State, with 32 years of counseling experience. It is important to me in our work together to always create a safe space where you are confident that whatever you need to share will be received with compassion and without judgement. I acknowledge you for the courage it takes to reach out for help when you need it , and for your willingness to do the work ...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in Mercer Island? (Here Is How Our Mercer Island Therapists Can Help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Mercer Island area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, family therapy, or couple’s counseling; just pick the Mercer Island therapist that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Mercer Island, or elsewhere in the King county or state of Washington.


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in somes instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Mercer Island, WA ranges from $85-$150.

Some therapists in the state of Washington will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Mercer Island and elsewhere throughout the state of Washington, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $40 to $70 per week (billed monthly).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Mercer Island offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.

Whether that’s via sms texting with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges.

So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like stress, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a therapist that is right for you.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). In addition to developing healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people in your everyday life.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Mercer Island therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 25134 people in the city of Mercer Island, WA finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need today. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 98040 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

Other FAQs:

What is the difference between a therapist and a psychologist?

Both a therapist and a psychologist can help with some of the most challenging times in life. Often times, a psychologist will work along side a psychiatrist who is also a doctor in order to have medication prescribed if needed for a patient's care; but this is not always to case. At the end of the day, both mental health care professionals can provide the different types of therapy that someone needs.

So if you're looking for more than just a clinical social worker, it's likely that one of our therapists can be of assistance and help you feel comfortable and confident with online counseling. Our counseling services will connect you with a licensed professional that is ready to work with clients like you to form a helpful therapeutic relationship.

Whether you are here looking for a a child psychologist in Mercer Island, couples counseling in Mercer Island, family conflict therapy in Mercer Island, or a marriage counseor open to working with individuals in you area... BetterHelp can assist you, possibly in new ways that you haven't tried using technology.

Are therapists covered by insurance?

Therapy with a clinical psychologist is often NOT covered by health insurance. While only some health plans in the USA cover counseling in Mercer Island, this does not have to make your search for therapists in you area a challenge. The reason is our new ways of using technology like text, video, phone, and live chat options have made it easier for therapists working with individuals like you easier and much more affordable; as described above.

With that in mind, you can feel comfortable to look at the list of available therapists on our platform ready to both help and work with clients like you; all while building a healthy therapeutic relationship designed to assist you. When it comes to working with a BetterHelp therapist on our platform, it's important to keep in mind that the services offered here normally are not covered by health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.

Therapists... what exactly do they do?

Therapy, aka psychotherapy and/or counseling, on the BetterHelp platform is basically the process of working and meeting with a licensed clinical psychologist online. Whether you're looking for a couples counseling session, or cognitive behavioral therapy... we have counselors that are actively working with individuals like yourself and are able to work with you.

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Other zip codes that therapists in or around Mercer Island, Washington can serve:

98040