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Cindy Johnson

Offering therapy in WA
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesDepression
13 years of experience

I have been working as a Marriage and Family therapist since 2010. I was licensed in New Mexico for most of my career, but transferred to Washington state in 2016. I have worked with individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds and income levels and even served as a crisis counselor for a detention center for several years. Depression, anxiety, family/relationship problems, parenting issues, substance abuse, and Bipolar Disorder are part of my regular case load. I also enjoy working with clients who just feel "stuck" and need some support to find their way forward in life. I try to keep my sessions friendly and welcoming. I enjoy humor and feel that it is a healthy coping skill to be utilized. Every problem has a solution waiting to be found and my goal is to help clients find their own unique solutions to life's most complicated issues. My practice includes cognitive behavioral approaches as well as mindfulness and solution focused therapy. I treat individuals as unique cases and avoid lumping people into categories. You are the expert in your life. My job is to help you see options that may have been missed and help you move forward. Therapy can be an intimidating process. My goal is to make it comfortable, helpful, and maybe even a little fun.

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Melissa Hyland Wilson

Offering therapy in WA
License: LMHC,MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
22 years of experience

My name is Melissa Hyland Wilson. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington with over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families, adolescents, and group therapy. I am experienced in working with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, anger management, domestic violence, grief and loss, parenting issues, LGBTQ+ concerns, mood disorders as well as life events such as career change, parenting, marriage and divorce. I know how hard it is to reach out for help. I work to provide a safe, comfortable environment free of judgement in which my clients can openly discuss their feelings. I believe the therapeutic relationship is important in facilitating change. I utilize client-centered, solution focused, CBT, DBT and other approaches tailored to each client’s individual needs. I look forward to being a part of your journey in living your best life.

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Daniel Klinkert

Offering therapy in WA
License: MUP,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I became motivated to pursue a career in psychotherapy through my lived experience as a trauma survivor and a recovering addict. My specialties include treating depression, anxiety, relationship issues, chemical dependency, process addictions, and trauma-related disorders. I am fortunate to have had a rewarding and successful career in the mental health field which includes working for 18 years as a fully licensed therapist, providing over 10,000 hours of individual and group psychotherapy, running my own professional training company, and doing research into psychosocial rehabilitation models. My approach to psychotherapy is very client-centered and while I am eager to learn and apply a wide variety of treatment modalities I believe this work is highly individualized. I enjoy working with a diverse client base and my priorities are to build strong relationships and work with clients to apply their individual strengths towards whatever life challenges they are seeking to overcome.

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Dr. Robert Lone

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I am a licensed psychologist in the states of Washington and California with over 30 years of professional work experience. I am also a member of PSYPACT. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, coping with addictions, relationship concerns, and dealing with life changes. While my approach utilizes Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) techniques, I'm primarily a Client-Centered psychologist. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first step toward a change. I am here to support and empower you in that journey.

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Layla Hernandez

Offering therapy in WA
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

Welcome to Betterhelp! My name is Layla, and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Colorado. I have been working in the mental health field for 8 years, and I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I became a counselor because I believe that everyone deserves to be understood, heard, and supported while working towards becoming their best selves. I have worked in military and civilian settings as both a therapist and first responder for mental health crisis. I attended Regis University, where I earned a master's degree in mental health counseling. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Marla Majors

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Washington with almost a decade of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. 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. My style is warm, interactive, funny, and wholesome. Therapy should be fun, introspective and engaging. With clients I have worked with, they will tell you that they have laughed and cried at the same time. I even had one client snort in a therapy session! While in session, I will use talk therapy, supportive Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy as my main model of care but I will certainly use a client centered approach to help guide the session. 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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Felix Murad

Offering therapy in WA
License: M.Ed,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

Hello, and welcome to my page. My name is Felix, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas, an LMHC in Washington, and a National Certified Counselor. I consider myself a multicultural counselor with an eclectic approach when helping clients overcome barriers to their overall wellness. While I adopt an eclectic counseling approach, I view the clients I work with through a humanistic philosophy. This means I believe each person is the expert of their own lives, and I am here to guide you through overcoming barriers that hinder you from living a life full of vitality and flourishing. The modalities I use, depending on the client, include Cognitive Behavior Therapy, D.B.T. Skills Training, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, Expressive Creative Arts, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Narrative therapy. My approach is tailored to my client's specific needs and is always collaborative, ensuring that my clients have a say in how best to assist them. I offer individual and couples counseling to address various mental health and relationship concerns. My experience includes helping individuals overcome issues such as Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Major Depression, Adjustment, Stress, Anger Issues, Substance abuse addictions, Process addictions, Domestic Violence, LGBTQ concerns, Career Exploration, Coping with chronic illness, Bullying, Self-esteem, Specific phobias, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Trauma, and increasing overall wellness. In addition, I have experience working with couples to navigate relationship concerns, including pre-marital counseling, divorce, adjustment, and communication issues. With my background and expertise, I am confident that I can help you start living life to your fullest potential!

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Devyna Aguon

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker based out of Washington State. I have experience in providing mental health and behavioral health counseling to youth and young adults with struggles related to stress and anxiety, depression, relationships, grief or loss, and/or traumatic experience(s). Much of my experience has been in the school setting, providing support to children and teens with social, emotional, and/or behavioral needs. I believe that everyone does the best they can with the skills they currently have. And sometimes life has some challenges, even unexpected ones, that can impact our mental health and well-being. These challenges don’t have to be faced alone. Through these challenges new skills can be acquired to help deal with the stressors life may bring. Together, we will identify goals you would like to achieve from counseling and work towards reaching them. My clinical skills are influenced by a trauma informed and holistic approach. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Collaborative Problem Solving to help others achieve their goals. As a member of the BIPOC community, ensuring a safe, supportive space and practices that are culturally competent is a priority for me. My approach is laid back and can vary based on individual needs and preferences. 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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Katelyn "Katie" Favela

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

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and Child Mental Health Specialist with over 13 years of experience in providing compassionate and effective mental health support to individuals, youth, and families. I believe I am a compassionate and dedicated therapist who embodies the philosophy of helping clients discover and embrace their true, authentic selves. I am dedicated to empowering my clients to overcome challenges and improve their overall well being, and, have built a reputation as a trusted guide for individuals seeking self-discovery, personal growth, and healing. I have always had a deep interest in understanding human behavior and emotions. This curiosity led me to pursue a career in mental health and behavioral health, as I believe that each persons uniqueness deserved recognition and appreciation. I have worked in various settings, including community mental health centers, schools, and private practice, addressing a wide range of mental health concerns. I lean towards an empathetic and nonjudgmental approach, creating a safe and supportive space for my clients to explore their feelings and experiences. I strongly believe that each person has a unique inner essence that is worthy of exploration and celebration. I follow a person-centered and integrative approach, tailoring my therapeutic techniques to suit each individuals specific needs and goals. I have a particular interest in assisting clients in developing a strong sense of self-identity and self-worth. I incorporate mindfulness practices, cognitive-behavioral techniques, and positive psychology interventions to help individuals build resilience and foster personal growth. I wholeheartedly believe in the power of authenticity.

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Maria Wells

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Wyoming with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Millwood

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Millwood 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 Millwood 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 Millwood 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 Millwood, 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 Millwood 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 Millwood 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 Millwood 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 Millwood 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 Millwood 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 99206 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 Millwood 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 Millwood 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 Millwood, 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.

Millwood 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.

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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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99206, 99212

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