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David Teachout

Offering therapy in WA
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger management
15 years of experience

I am a mental health counselor and therapist for individuals looking to address difficulties related to emotional instability, communication and relationship issues, identity struggles and trauma (of violent and/or religious origin). I work from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) perspective, focused on mindfully accepting without judgment the thoughts and experiences that we often attempt to avoid through various behaviors, with the goal of expanding your flexibility when working through the personal difficulties that come up in life. I live by the philosophy of therapy that I use, attempting to live a life of careful acceptance of others as they are, without a judgment that blinds me to who they are as whole people. I do not style myself a guru or plan on having you as a client for the rest of your life. Instead, I actively am attempting to work myself out of a job, by helping build skills of thought and emotion you can use to move out of unhelpful and unhealthy habits into a more flexible and resilient way of living.

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Eric Levine

Offering therapy in WA
License: MA LMHC
Career difficultiesCoaching
13 years of experience

Career and work issues are two of my primary areas of emphasis, helping people who want to stay in their present job with its difficulties, make a decision to leave and how to prepare for it, or even explore a different career and/or educational path--with all the emotions those things can evoke. Relationships, which are so important can be affected by these issues and a host of others. Many of those with problems in either area that seemed overwhelming began by talking about them and when ready took small steps that in themselves brightened their outlook on the future and eventually led to improved outcomes. My mission is to see the world through your eyes, to pose questions to help clarify how you see that world, and to always be in your corner whatever you decide. What I will do consistently is listen intently without judgment, show sincere empathy, look for and validate strengths, do collaborative problem solving, and even share some humor along the way. I find that these practices help good solutions rise to the top. My name is Eric Levine. I’m a licensed Counselor based in Washington State having worked 12 years in the field of counseling after earning my Masters specializing in Counseling Psychology at UCLA. Like many counselors my preference is to work with people in person. But since remote counseling has come to the fore (even more so after the pandemic hit) I find the next best mode is talking on the phone which brings with it a sense of "presence," along with inflection, emphasis, feeling tones, humor, and most importantly the ability to immediately clear up any misunderstandings with the sensitivity of the spoken word. In that regard I’ve been told I have a very calm and pleasant voice that I owe to my father, a newscaster whose warm emotionality came right through the radio, even more so to those of us around him. After a fairly long career in more organizational education and counseling programs, I seek to return through this venue to a similar position I held in a university setting where I was able to work individually with students, staff, and administrators, young and old. The shared openness involved was something I could never take for granted, the life stories amazing in themselves.

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Salina Mecham

Offering therapy in WA
License: MSW,LCSW,LSUDC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
6 years of experience

Hey there! My name is Salina Mecham. I attended the University of Utah and received a bachelor's and master's degree in Social Work and a certification in substance use treatment. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Master Addiction Counselor (MAC), and Domestic Violence Intervention Treatment Counselor (DVP). I am fully licensed in the states of Utah, Washington, and New Jersey. I have worked with adults and adolescents and enjoy all ages. I got my start in group homes for troubled youth, and I can truly say that I have never felt more fulfillment in my life than when I was getting chairs thrown at my head, and called names that I can never repeat, because in those moments, I was present and doing what I could to help a person in pain. I eventually moved on to work in a behavioral health hospital where people came when they hit their limit and could no longer cope with living, or their mental health was affecting their ability to function in their lives. I am currently the CEO of Willapa Behavioral Health & Wellness, a community behavioral health agency. I continue to offer treatment at the agency for mental health, substance use disorders, domestic violence intervention treatment, and couples counseling. I also serve clients on BetterHelp because I love providing therapy and don't get to do it nearly enough as a CEO. I am working on getting trained in the Gottman method (couples counseling). My preference is to utilize video sessions so that I can read the situation more clearly. I can, and do, use the phone, but will not use the live chat option because I have found that concepts and meanings tend to get lost because so many nonverbal queues are not seen. I also utilize the email option often, and return all emails sent to me within 48 hours. When time permits, I can open up special times for sessions if there is an emergency. I feel it is important for my clients to spend their week being aware of the things that happen around them, and how those things affect them, and to be prepared with those and other things they would like to address in their session. I also value honest feed back said to me in the moment. I can make adjustments in my approach if I know it isn't hitting where you need it to. Honesty and openness is so important in therapy and can add so much to the quality of your experience. I tend to take an eclectic approach to counseling because one size does not fit all. I pull from CBT, ACT, DBT, REBT, and I am trained in, and use EMDR for trauma treatment. It is very important to me that I create a safe place for all my clients. Judgement has no place in my practice. I believe strongly in the golden rule and kindness, curiosity, validation, comfort, and safety are very important to me. No matter the issue, I am open and ready to help you navigate it in a way that can help keep you intact and moving forward.

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Tamara Wright

Offering therapy in WA
License: LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

Hello, I am Tamara Wright (you can call me Tammy) and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who is licensed to work in Utah, a Mental Health Counselor also licensed to work in Washington and a Clinical Professional Counselor licensed to work in Nevada. I have worked in the mental health field since 1991 when I began as a psychiatric technician at the Wyoming State Hospital. I have also worked as a Case Manager for Valley Behavioral Health in various settings. These past experiences inspired me to become more educated in the mental health field and become a therapist. I received an AS in criminal justice (with a strong background in criminal profiling) in 2012 from the Salt Lake Community College, a BS in both psychology and anthropology (cultural anthropology with a strong background in anthropology of religion) from the University of Utah in 2012 and an MS in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Phoenix in 2016. I have experience as a therapist working in the mental health field as well as substance abuse field and worked at Project Reality as an intern and at Odyssey House and Cornerstone Counseling as a primary therapist in residential and outpatient settings. Modalities I use in therapy are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral therapy and other solution oriented approaches in my therapy as well as art, existential and narrative therapies. Due to my anthropology background, I enjoy working with individuals from various ethnic and religious backgrounds and I am culturally sensitive and informed in my practice. I also have experience working with the LGBTQ+ community. I like to make sure that my clients feel that they are in a “safe place” where they can share their feelings without judgement of any kind. In my spare time significant other and cats watching scary movies, writing (I write under a pen name), cooking, gardening and collecting antiques. I like to crochet, make bread, candles and soap and go on an occasional adventure. I currently work out of Utah where I am licensed and have a license in Washington and Nevada as well. I work as a contractor for the Betterhelp company in California, taking clients that only reside in Utah, Washington and Nevada. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT I AM AVAILABLE FOR APPOINTMENTS MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY FROM 11:30 AM MT TO THE LAST APPOINTMENT ENDING AT 10 PM MT ON THURSDAY I TAKE APPOINTMENTS FROM 11:30 AM MT TO THE LAST APPOINTMENT ENDING AT 7 PM. ALSO I WRITE BACK TO MESSAGES WITHIN 24 HOURS. I AM NOT AVAILABLE ON FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS BUT DO CHECK MY MESSAGES AND WRITE BACK ON SUNDAYS. INTAKE INFORMATION IS REQUIRED BY ME TO WORK WITH ME: *Can I stay anonymous? When you sign up Betterhelp will ask you for your full name or contact information. You may pick any "nick name" which will identify you in the system. When you decide to start the therapy process, I will ask you for your contact information for emergency situations. This is to keep clients safe so it can be used if I believe that you or someone else might be in danger. I will request additional specific information about you as required by my licensing board guidelines.* FROM THE BETTERHELP WEBSITE: THE PROFESSIONALS WHO WORK FOR BETTERHELP ARE LICENSED AND CREDENTIALED THERAPISTS WHO WERE CERTIFIED BY THEIR STATE'S BOARD TO PROVIDE THERAPY AND COUNSELING. HOWEVER , WHILE THE SERVICE MAY HAVE SIMILAR BENEFITS, IT'S NOT CAPABLE OF SUBSTITUTING FOR TRADITIONAL FACE-TO-FACE THERAPY IN EVERY CASE. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR PROVIDER WON'T BE ABLE TO MAKE ANY OFFICIAL DIAGNOSIS, TO FULFILL ANY COURT ORDER OR PRESCRIBE MEDICATION. *DISCLAIMER* IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY FEELING SUICIDAL OR HAVE FELT SUICIDAL IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS YOU NEED A HIGHER LEVEL OF CARE THAN WE CAN OFFER AT BETTERHELP AS BETTERHELP IS NOT DESIGNED FOR CRISIS CLIENTS AND AS SEEN ABOVE THIS MAY NOT SUBSTITUTE FACE-TO-FACE THERAPY IN SOME SITUATIONS, ONE OF THOSE SITUATIONS BEING A CRISIS SITUATION AS YOU DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO A THERAPIST 24/7. IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS, PLEASE DIAL 911 OR GO TO YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY ROOM.

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Christopher Uhlemann

Offering therapy in WA
Grief
9 years of experience

I am licensed in New Mexico with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Yasha Carpentier

Offering therapy in WA
License: MSW,LICSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGrief
24 years of experience

I am licensed in Washington with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Melissa Cooper

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCompassion fatigueADHD
16 years of experience

I am licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Florida with 15 years of professional work experience. I started as a School Counselor mostly working with middle and high school students and their parents and have transitioned to mental health. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Lindsay Clark

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseEating disordersDepressionCoaching
6 years of experience

I truly believe that each person on this earth is designed and created for excellence. Yes, even when you don't feel or believe that that is true. My goal is to help cultivate a safe space where each human has the potential to heal and reach their true selves. Your true self is who you are designed to be! I pull from a variety of approaches; including inner child work, polyvagal theory practices, attachment based therapy, and several others; to help heal the root of your challenge.

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Barbara Skelly

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
36 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor located in Seattle where I received my counseling and art therapy degree from Antioch University. Before starting my private practice in Everett, Washington twenty years ago, I worked in community mental health as a Geriatric Mental Health Specialist. I treated clients living with chronic mental illness, particularly Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Dementia. My favorite duties of my job as a Day Treatment Coordinator were to help improve clients’ quality of life. I supervised a staff that created a community for people who might otherwise spend time alone and lonely. We also helped families cope with mental illness and find appropriate care for elderly family members. In private practice, I have worked with adults, couples, families, and teens, much of it through Employee Assistance programs. This experience allowed me to work with a wide range of client issues including anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues, workplace issues, and trauma. I have also worked with the LQBTQ community and their families. Before becoming a therapist, I was and still am a visual artist. I use creativity, and humor, to develop a sense of curiosity and acceptance in my practice. Over the years, I have accumulated a large toolbox that I use to design my treatment plans to meet the individual needs of my clients. I encourage expression therapies, including journalling and art if clients are open to that. I have also worked with several artists, motivating them and helping them remove blocks to pursue their artistic expression. Other therapeutic approaches I am experienced in include solution-focused therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt and Existential Therapy, and the Gottman relationship methods. Additionally, I have expanded my practice to include integrative medicine and nutrition for clients who prefer more holistic treatment options to learn how to live a healthy life at at any age. I truly delight in helping clients realize and achieve their true potential. My real passion is to not only treat the symptoms that cause people to seek counseling but also to help inspire and empower them to discover their best selves and find the courage to follow their dreams.

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Uraina Domon

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio and Washington with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, lgbtq+ related issues, & relationship issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe 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.

How to find counseling in Prescott

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Prescott 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 Prescott 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 Prescott 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 Prescott, 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 Prescott 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 Prescott 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 Prescott 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 Prescott 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 Prescott 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 99348 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 Prescott 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 Prescott 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 Prescott, 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.

Prescott 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

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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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