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 Pat Sumlin'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
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Hi there, It takes grit and fortitude to do what you’re doing. Searching for a therapist is a big decision and maybe you’ve reached the point where you realize you can’t do it alone, and need support to work through the frustrations, challenges and struggles you are facing in your life right now. As you read my profile, you’ll notice my professional experience spans over 20 years and my training background covers a wide range of diverse topics. My clinical approach combines psycho-dynamic as well as other modalities like DBT, and systems theory to insure you...

This is Nicole Brown'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
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 5

Hi there! I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in Washington State and Massachusetts, and I place a high value on therapeutic "fit": when a client finds the right therapist and that relationship is carefully cultivated over time in a collaborative environment built on trust, healing and transformation can follow. I use warmth, humor, and authenticity to create a safe space for my clients to explore deep existential questions and engineer systems of lifestyle and relationship change. Therapy itself is a relationship. If we are a good fit, we will cocr...

This is Anthony Daltoso'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
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 7

I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and I work with people every day on issues such as anxiety, depression, relationships, addiction, social skills, self esteem, personal identity issues, improved focus and attention, etc. I look at my clients as competent individuals who merely need to overcome the same obstacles all human beings are prone to at one time or another. Improving one's ability to handle the challenges inherent in life is the path to success in life. That means I typically take a non clinical approach to counseling. I diagnose very conservativel...

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 Savannah Miller'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, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 13

Hello, and congratulations on taking the first step to getting support. Courage is the first word that comes to mind when I think of my clients. It takes courage to seek help, courage to address uncomfortable emotions and courage to embark on change. The practice I find most helpful as the therapeutic process begins is self-compassion. Many clients struggle with self-criticism, which results in feelings of unworthiness. As we begin working together, self-criticism can increase, so together we develop your compassion for yourself. In my experience of over thirteen ...

This is Bo Christal'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, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I have worked in the mental health field for over 20 years. I have a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Drury University and a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington. Also, I am a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors. I have experience in nearly every avenue of the mental health field - all with the intent of gaining experience to run my own private practice. I've done that successfully for 5 years. Though be...

This is Angela Barry'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,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor with the National Board of Certified Counselors, and Professional Member of the American Counseling Association. In my education, I received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Florida International University with a minor in Fine Arts, and attended Miami's Barry University where I obtained a dual Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have over 10 years experience working in the mental health field in various...

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 Erin Heath'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,ATR
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in the state of Wisconsin as a Professional Counselor and in the state of Washington as a Mental Health Counselor. I am also a Registered Art Therapist through the American Art Therapy Association. I have experience with treating individuals, groups, and couples, and I work with people between the ages of 12-75. While I work with a wide range of issues, helping individuals who are in a transitional period of their life is one of my specialties; particularly with teens and young adults. I also have experience working with individuals who identify wit...

This is Elisa Stone'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, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 4

Hello! Welcome to my profile! I enjoy working with adolescents to elders. I work with people experiencing life transitions, identifying life goals, parenting, mental health challenges, communication skills and anger management. I believe in addressing individuals from a mind, body, spirit approach to achieve well being and peace of mind. It is my goal to foster a relationship of trust and compassion and to create a safe space for your growth to occur. My approach is person-centered which creates understanding, empathy, and caring. I will meet you wher...

This is Kayla Szykowny'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
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hello and welcome! I'm glad you're here. I am a licensed mental health counselor in both New York State and Washington State. I earned my master's degree in mental health counseling at the University at Albany in 2012, and since then, have worked in a broad range of settings - from outpatient community mental health to inpatient psychiatry. I have the greatest experience working with adults with mood disorders, trauma-related disorders, and co-occurring disorders. Making the decision to seek counseling can be a difficult one. Many questions may be swirling thr...

This is Jessie Arambul'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, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee in Pasco, WA. I have 7 years experience working with individuals in Crisis situations. This includes aged five to adult, and in a variety of settings including hospitals, schools, clinics, and even client's homes. I have experience working with client's with PTSD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar, Adjustment Disorders, Substance Use Disorders, and a wide variety of Psychotic Disorders. My main therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioral along with ...

This is Helen Ward'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, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hello, my name is Helen Ward. I have a Master in Social Work degree from Walla Walla University. I graduated in 2000 and have been practicing in the field of social work ever since. I have been blessed with the opportunity to work in many different areas within the field of social work. They include community, healthcare, advocacy, mental health, military and veterans, and hospice and palliative care. I have worked primarily with adults 18 years and older. Currently, I am working with the veteran population and their spouses providing individual and group therap...

This is Beth Griffith'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, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am here to support and encourage you as you journey through your days, facing the joys and trials that come your way. This is sacred ground, and it is both an honor and a privilege to be allowed into the deep, private areas of your life. You will find that this is not something I take lightly but, rather, with humility and deep respect for your courage and willingness to be vulnerable. My desire is to sit with those who are hurting and to walk alongside those who are on a journey towards healing, wholeness, or personal growth. I am a Licensed Clinical Social ...

This is Jeff Gishkin'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,LISAC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

Jeff Gishkin Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor, Nationally Certified Diplomate in Clinical Hypnotherapy. I hold a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Arizona State University and graduated from Adelphi University with a BA in Psychology. I attended the Albert Ellis Institute of Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and the Milton Erickson Institute of Hypnotherapy and am a recognized expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for behavioral health, substance use issues ...

This is Stefanie Tietge'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,SUDP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

Hello! My name is Stefanie and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Substance Use Disorder Professional. I started my career in social work over 10 years ago and have spent a majority of my practice time working with adults who are struggling with mental health and/or substance use disorders. I am passionate about normalizing the process of seeking help to address mental health symptoms and believe taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health. My style of therapy is direct, honest, and compassionate. I do...

This is Bayley Johnson'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, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Let's face it. Life has its wonderful moments, but it also has its fair share of hardships. In these less-than-awesome times we need another person who just 'gets it.' We need someone who can sit with us just as we are, listen non-judgmentally, and allow us to put the pieces together on our own time. Sound like a philosophy you hold too? Then allow me to introduce myself. My name is Bayley Johnson, MA, LMHC and I am a licensed mental health therapist in Washington State. I earned my Masters in Counseling from Multnomah University in 2014 and have been practicing...

This is Molly Laich'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,SUDPT,MFA
Therapy Specialties: Addictions
Years of Experience: 3

When times get hard, having someone in your corner can make all the difference. I approach therapy from a holistic, client-centered perspective. My goal is to help you navigate the challenges in your life by working together to make real, lasting changes for the better. My approach is at once compassionate and pragmatic, and my work with clients is never one-size-fits-all. I want to get to know who you are, what’s been working for you and what needs work. From there, we can work together to build a treatment plan tailored to your lifestyle and goals, on your timel...

This is michelle Blumenzweig'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,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Washington State and Arizona with over 19 years of experience working as a Psychotherapist. I have worked with clients in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient, and private practice. I have worked with Individuals, families, couples and groups with a wide range of concerns including Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder (Bipolar I, II, Bipolar unspecified and Cyclothymia) Depression, Anxiety, OCD, ADHD, hoarding, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, anger and behavioral issues, cu...

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 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 $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 a professional, 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 counselor 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