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Amie Roberts

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

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

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Jennifer Wolman

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

I am honored to be a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington state and have a private practice, Beacon of Light Family Counseling in Yakima WA. I have over 12 years of experience working with children as young as 7 years old. I enjoy working with adolescents, couples, individuals and families. In 1999 I received my Bachelor of Arts at the University of Washington in Psychology and in 2002 I received my Master of Arts degree from Antioch University, Seattle in Couple and Family Therapy. My practice has evolved over time towards more evidence-bases approaches such as, Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused Therapy. These orientations best serve trauma, depression, anxiety and behavioral issues, co-parenting, blending families, marital and familial conflicts, life transitions and grief/loss. I use a client centered approach in therapy in which I strive to create a comfortable, non-judgmental and empathic environment for my client. You are beginning what I hope will be a meaningful counseling experience. I have a passion and desire to bring hope to those who are hurting. Again, may I welcome you and be of service to you on your journey towards growth and healing.

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Nicolle Atchison

Offering therapy in WA
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficulties
5 years of experience

In life we encounter challenges that can feel painful, overwhelming, and sometimes even hopeless. Together let’s create a safe place. A non-judgmental and empathetic environment to help navigate the obstacles in your life and get you back on a better path. With a customized collaborative approach that is honest, good-natured, and geared towards your unique needs, we can discover the way to an enriched and healthier you. Everyone has the potential for healing and positive growth. I can help you with your current challenges whether they might be anxiety, depression, grief, working through difficult past issues that continue to impact your present life, life transitions, and other challenges that may be inhibiting your well-being.

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Dr. Kimberley Dockery

Offering therapy in WA
License: PhD,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

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 in my practice. I employ a collaborative approach with strong reliance on cognitive-behavioral and biopsychosocial spiritual treatment modalities. I believe we can narrow down what you desire to address and set some simple, realistic goals so you can feel connected to your core values and positive beliefs again. Are you ready to take some steps towards change? It is a privilege to work with you and offer support during this process. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Bruce Walton

Offering therapy in WA
Relationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Hello and Welcome! I have great respect for you for choosing counseling. I think everyone needs support sometimes, and hope our collaboration will be practical and supportive for you. I adjust counseling to your values, style of communicating, and goals. I am here to assist you as you make the discoveries or progress you would like to make. I am a Nationally Board Certified Counselor (NCC, 2019); Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC in 2015, LMHCA in 2012) with the State of Washington. I earned a Master of Arts in Counseling Degree (2012), and have over 10 years of clinical experience in counseling, and over 30 years of experience related to human services, including parent education and teaching. My aim is to collaborate with clients to create a nurturing therapeutic environment in which inspiration for healing and forward movement can be visualized and actualized. I facilitate clients in discussing stressors and difficulties, envisioning and realizing goals, examining options, developing skills, viewing relationships and family dynamics, paying attention to culture and socialization, as well as understanding the process of change. I do not provide medical advice, legal advice, or crisis services. The assistance and practical tools I provide are informed by my: a) breadth of life and career experience; b) belief that each client is expert at dealing with their unique concerns; c) training and studies incorporating clinical theories and modalities (listed below); d) depth of conviction about how capable and resilient people can be; and e) wish to encourage and celebrate you as you practice new perspectives, actions or changes you want to make in your life. Some of my areas of experience and focus include, but are not limited to: Anxiety/Stress, Coping with Life Changes, Family Conflicts, Parenting, and Relationships. I am also interested in and/or experienced with: Cultural/Spiritual, Grief/Loss, Human Development, Problem Solving/Conflict Resolution and practical tools for transformative growth and change. My clinical approach and focus includes but is not limited to: Client-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Expressive, Family Systems, Gestalt, Lifespan Development, Mindfulness, Narrative, Solution-Focused, and Strength-Based Therapies. Finally, I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion.

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Jamie Bull

Offering therapy in WA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Washington with over 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. 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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Lisa Daste

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Hello and welcome! My name is Lisa and my role as your therapist is to listen, validate, and support you throughout our time together. I am licensed in Washington with 10 years of experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, depression, parenting challenges, relationship problems, and adjusting to life changes. The focus of my work is establishing a strong therapeutic relationship as a foundation. Not only will a good connection help lead to the best outcomes, but I recognize that reaching out for help and trusting someone with your story is a courageous, and difficult first step towards change. I will help you find your strengths as well as help you identify areas where you would like to change or improve upon. Together, we will set goals specific to what you need in your current situation, by gaining a deeper understanding of your personal story. Everyone is deserving of a fulfilling life, but so often, our experiences and inner dialogue can get in the way of that. My style is warm, supportive, and through a trauma-informed lens. I will often incorporate a variety of other therapeutic approaches whenever appropriate which can include Motivational Interviewing techniques, Art Therapy approaches, Collaborative Problem-Solving techniques, Mindfulness techniques, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques. I look forward to hearing from you and creating a safe and non-judgmental space to talk!

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Kimberly Lyons

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefBipolar disorderDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in California and Washington with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & bipolar disorder. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Rachel Bastida

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Washington with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Megan Egner

Offering therapy in WA
Parenting issuesDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in California and Washington with 10 years of professional work experience. 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 takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Newcastle

Finding the best therapist close by in Newcastle 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 Newcastle. 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 Newcastle, 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 Newcastle 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 Newcastle 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 Newcastle, elsewhere in King, or in the greater state of Washington.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Newcastle area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Newcastle 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 Newcastle 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 Newcastle 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 Newcastle, 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 Newcastle 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 Newcastle 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 Newcastle 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 Newcastle 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 Newcastle 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 98059 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 Newcastle 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 Newcastle 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 Newcastle, 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.

Newcastle has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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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

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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98056, 98059

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