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 Jono Lee'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, LICSW, LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

Hello, my name is Jono. I am an individual and family psychotherapist. Thank you for your courage and trust in coming and allow me to understand what you have been going through and your present concerns. For all of us, life can sometimes be difficult when we are faced with all sorts of challenges. When things don't go well, it is natural and normal for us to feel stressed, defeated, discouraged and disturbed. The feelings of depression, anxiety, loss, desperation and helplessness can make us feel isolated and hopeless. Often our problems appear to be never-...

This is Ronda Hain'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, CPRP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

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 interfer...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

Hello there and welcome to BetterHelp! Thank you for reading about me and the work that I do. I am Dr. Lusa Hung and I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist serving clients who reside in California, Washington, and New York. I received my Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree at Argosy University/Honolulu in 2005, with a specialization in Diversity. I have been a licensed psychologist since 2008. Psychology has always been a passion of mine in some shape or form. Helping people live their most vibrant and fulfilling lives with meaning and purpose is my aim. ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Hello. My name is Jill. I am a licensed psychologist with 14 years of experience in offering psychological services to children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families. I have worked in independent practice, child/adolescent group homes, school settings, community mental health, and Residential Treatment Centers. I have extensive training and experience in working with victims of trauma and have specialized training in trauma-informed therapeutic approaches such as EMDR and Internal Family Systems. I have also received training in Personality Disorders, LG...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,LPC,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Thank you for taking the time out to view my profile. Finding the right therapist to meet your individual needs is a very important step and I am hopeful that I will be able to assist you. I find great passion in assisting my clients in meeting and surpassing their full potential. After I obtained my Bachelors degree in Psychology, I continued my education and received a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am licensed in multiple states, a National Certified Counselor, a Certified Clinical Supervisor, a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatmen...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a licensed mental health counselor located in Washington with over 7 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, mood disorder, relationship issues. I have extensive experience working with individuals diagnosed with PTSD, mostly due to childhood trauma and abuse. As a counselor, I provide a peaceful and compassionate presence, while enthusiastically facilitating the discovery of inner wisdom and strength needed to move forward. My work is grounded in client-centered th...

This is Marion Saulque'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, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed mental health counselor in Washington state with four years experience working with individuals struggling with addictions, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, and posttraumatic stress disorders. I have worked with women who were in domestic violence relationships living in shelters. I have worked with women in recovery in substance use treatment services wanting better lives for them and their children. While in this position I learned a great deal about about trauma and survival. I went back to school in my early 40's transitioning from a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

Hi – I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State and a National Certified Counselor. I have an MS in clinical psychology and a BA in business administration. I helped manage businesses for many years but finally got around to honoring a long-standing, inner call to become a therapist. I feel privileged to help people improve their mental health and wellness and find it very rewarding. While I’m experienced in treating a variety of challenges, I specialize in working with emotional struggles, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and unresolved trauma. ...

This is David Evans'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. Ed, LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am a Mental Health Therapist licensed in Washington State with over 15 years of experience working in my Private Practice as well as King County Public Heath. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach is ba...

This is Allison Rutowski '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,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker licensed in Washington state. I am passionate about the mind-body connection and use both evidenced-based and holistic approaches to work with clients struggling with mood disorders, anxiety and panic, body-image issues, and more. My therapy style is warm and respectful. I believe that you know yourself best, and that I am there to help draw out truths, provide new skills and help guide you onto a path that feels more in alignment with your values, dreams and goals. My approach is humanistic and experiential ...

This is Daniel McKenzie's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,CSAT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

Hello! I have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington state since 2010 and practicing therapy for over 15 years counseling individuals, couples, and families through a wide range of challenges including: anxiety, depression, life transitions, addictions, relational conflict and trauma, and more. There is no "one size fits all" structure of therapy. As a result, I treat everyone uniquely to tailor their experience to their needs. I'm equally comfortable and confident helping clients figure out 'where to start' as I am following the client's ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): E.d. D.,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

My name is Michelle Bailey. I am a United States Navy Veteran. I have been in the field of mental health for over 15 years. I earned a Doctoral degree in education and a Master’s degree in counseling. I hold a Florida license in mental health MH8624 which has opened doors to assist many clients and their families by imparting knowledge in ways that meet the needs of clients, their families, and the community in which they reside. I specialized in working with adults in the area of mental and emotional issues to include traumatic experiences, substance use, mood ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a mental health counselor licensed in Washington with over 6 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with an array of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief and loss, self esteem and parenting problems. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is peaceful, warm, and caring. I believe in treating anyone with kindness, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in labels or one size fits all. My approach combines Mindfulness holistic, mi...

This is Ryan Black'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, Addictions, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hi, my name is Ryan and I have been working in mental health for 9 years. I have experience helping people with an array of problems including substance abuse, couples issues, adolescents, criminal justice, mood disorders and other life problems. I began my work in mental health after working for 10 years in health and fitness. My inspiration to enter the field of mental health developed from a desire to help others realize their ability to change and to achieve their utmost potential in psychological well-being. I am a compassionate, genuine, authentic therapis...

This is Jacqueline Darrow's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 17

I am licensed in Washington with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, trauma, motivation, self esteem, confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open, safe, trusting, 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.

This is Frederick (Fred) Landers's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 23

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor based in Seattle, Washington. I have 23 years of professional experience providing therapy to youth and adults with a variety of presenting issues, including anxiety, relationship challenges, trauma & abuse, difficult feelings, and coping with life changes. I strive to approach the therapeutic relationship with sensitivity and respect for multicultural issues, doing my own work to overcome the obstacle my privilege as a white, male therapist may pose to my clients. I consider the therapeutic relationship to be at the heart...

This is Dr. Kimberley Dockery's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Oregon with over 7 years of experience working as a medical family therapist. I have worked with an array of clients with a wide range of presenting problems including grief and loss, depression, anxiety, relational distress, and adjustment as well as clients dealing with chronic illness. As a family therapist, I am dedicated to facilitate positive change by exploring the client’s story within their context, interactions, and relationships. My personal values of compassion, care, and respect are fundamental ...

This is Samantha Lynes's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Washington with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, confidence, 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Nia Martinez's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Washington State and New Mexico with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression. I am versed in the use of various evidenced based practices such as CBT and Mindful Mediation. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life...

This is Carrie Thayer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mercer Island, Washington (Mercer Island, WA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 17

I specialize in helping Christian women with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting and life transitions. I am a licensed therapist in Washington state with over 17 years experience. On a personal note, I'm a pastors wife and boy mom of two.

Having a hard time selecting a mental health professional in Mercer Island? (How we 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, marriage and family therapy, or couple’s therapy; just search 'therapist near me in Mercer Island' and find the one 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.
 
Mental health professionals that have a private practice or provide therapy services for professional counseling can help improve healthy relationships and communication skills whether that be working through life's obstacles and life issues in couples counseling, changing negative thinking patterns, or just providing a listening ear. Verified Mercer Island therapists can provide licensed marriage counseling, compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs (such as discussing healing, children, or other adults), and will help create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor. Verified Mercer Island counselors help adults with healing (from physical ailments such as chronic pain, as well as mental illness).


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 some 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 $60 to $90 per week (billed every 4 weeks).


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 in-app messaging 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 in online therapy. You can work through various symptoms, disorders or condition, and even get a diagnosis from the comfort of your own home. 
 
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 work stress management, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a individual or marriage and family therapist that is right for you.
 
Counseling services, wellness services, online therapy, relationship counseling, and individual counseling through a licensed therapist can help treat postpartum depression, feeling lost or feeling stuck, difficult relationships, and helping people live their best lives. If you're looking for a therapist, Mercer Island has many professionals who provide client centered individual counseling both in person and through online therapy. Gain more insight into in your life than you would through an eclectic approach or motivational interviewing. In Mercer Island, therapy is easily accessible and just a click away. A clinical psychologist, licensed psychologist, or board approved supervisor can help you develop new coping strategies through modern therapy, therapeutic services, and a holistic approach.


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). While helping to develop 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 who you see everyday.

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. 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 through nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

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Emergency Situations:

If you are experiencing a crisis or any other person may be exposed to danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services. Verified Mercer Island therapists can help women, children, and young adults, as well as anyone experiencing a crisis or emergency.

If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

If you need Substance Abuse support, please contact the Substance Abuse and MH Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

If you need Sexual Abuse support, please contact the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network at 1-800-656-4673

Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

Other zip codes that the counselors near or around Mercer Island, Washington can serve:

98040

Some other commonly asked questions can be found below:

How do I know I should get a therapist?
 
Modern therapy and psychotherapy have many benefits, regardless of the resources you may or may not have, or a service you have received in the past. The connection between brain, body and behavior is what effects everything in your life and therapy can help you see results in improving your attention and reaction to a specific thing. Whether it be someone wanting to learn more about their own mind and patterns, or specific situations in terms of well-being and friend struggles, searching for a 'therapist near me' or a 'therapist near Mercer Island' can help you find a counselor near you or the closest locator to any counselors and psychiatrists. 
 
How much does a therapist cost?
 
Therapist prices differ, and one good way to learn more is by looking up "therapists around me" or "Mercer Island's therapists" to learn about prices in your city or state, and who takes health insurance. You can also specify for a male or female counselor, or anything specific you're looking for in regards to money and therapy options and what might be an eco-friendly option.
 
How do I see a therapist for the first time?
 
One great way to prep for your first therapy session is by reading a lot of information on therapy-- articles by an author or experts on therapy can help you study some tips or a specific example of what to pay attention to in your first appointment. In fact, one great example of a case of someone with a great level of expertise who has written about therapy is the book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb. Learning about the tools to tackle life challenges and the importance of putting in the effort in therapy sessions will help you make the most of the opportunity and potential self-discovery journey.
 
Should I go to therapy if I feel fine?
 
While you may look fine on the outside or through your instagram, that doesn't always mean we feel fine 100% of the time. A therapist can help you gain power over your life and emotions and be a helping hand and trusted source while you navigate day-to-day experiences and small growth opportunities. Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies can help you improve your self-esteem, work through values and relationships (such as with your parents), and overall gain a better sense of the world and how you see it. The success you may find through therapy is dependent on your process, if you are in-office or out-of-office, as well as who your provider is, what medication you are on, what fear you have, etc.
 
People also go to therapy for very specific things such as bullying, getting diagnosed with autism, wanting to learn mindfulness, having a specific nature or "spirit" they want to nurture and work on, trouble with office workers, phobia of doctors, and any other principles they are interesting in working through.
 
Is crying in therapy a breakthrough?
 
While for some crying in therapy might not be the normal, for others who perhaps experience mood disorders or even schizophrenia, crying could be a natural occurrence in each session. The groups you are in, the adolescents memories and experiences you've had, and the education you've received can all play a role into your emotions and emotional state throughout therapy.
 
Are therapists worth it?
 
We are all on a different path with our life, as each human is unique in the advice they want (or don't want) in areas of their life. Therapists, however, have the ability to help you find your potential through re-training your mind through methods such as CBT, or you can see a SEP (Somatic Experiencing Professional). For example, a number of patients who are battling sleep insomnia, difficulty with medications, troublesome behaviors, or overuse of drugs or alcohol have found help for their disorder through online therapy and telehealth. Many studies outline the risk in addition to the reward of seeing providers and specialists virtually, and overall the reviews show that the availability and areas of expertise from online therapists make it feel like they are on your team, and are a positive addition to your life.
 
Do therapists judge you?
 
The separation and boundaries between you and a therapist make it so that therapists are never there to judge you-- they are there to help you work through coping mechanisms, self-understanding, various stresses, and how your beliefs might impact your decisions and lifestyle. 
 
How much does a therapist cost near Mercer Island, Washington?
 
Each therapist might differ per state, but BetterHelp offers therapy throughout the US in many cities- including, but not limited to: New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Phoenix, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, DC, Tampa, League City, Seattle, Detroit, Orlando, Atlanta, and even University of Houston. You can also search states by their state code (such as MD or AZ) to find more on specific cities in the state. Having access to clinical psychology over zoom can open doors to another modality, such as in-app messaging. The scale of price and plan may differ with each area code, but BetterHelp's main belief is that therapy should be accessible wherever, whenever.
 
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