Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

Welcome! I am a mental health counselor licensed in Washington State. I've worked with adult clients for over 15 years, in private practice and other clinical settings (agencies, medical clinics). I often work with client concerns of anxiety, life transitions, relationships, and grief and loss. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy: the idea that our feelings and actions are driven by our thoughts. When we become overwhelmed, we can lose sight of our own sense of self; therapy is an opportunity to gain perspective abo...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 35

Hello and welcome. My name is Mary Murphy, licensed mental health counselor with 35 years hands-on, practical approach for greater harmony, greater well-being. Experience: Full-spectrum of major mental disorders and substance abuse, along with chronic struggles that negatively impact the quality of our relationships and our own sense of fulfillment. Excessive dependency, poor handling of our own reactions to provocation and the consequences of recurring personality flaws result in strained relationships, possibly becoming rejected or hurting the ot...

Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

During these trying times, it can be especially helpful to talk to someone if you are feeling stressed, anxious, lonely or depressed. We have all been experiencing various aftereffects of COVID-19. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards seeking change! From a humanistic, loving-kindness mindful, client-centered approach I will help you address concerns which may be causing deeper unconscious patterning. My therapy style is integrative and inspired by your desire to release what no longer is serving you. Co...

Specialties: Addictions, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 15

Hi, and welcome :) I am Michele, an Ohio transplant originally from Pennsylvania. I graduated from John Carroll University in 2008 with an MA in Community Counseling. I am licensed in the state of Ohio as an Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and as a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor-- with a Counseling Supervisor designation. I also hold independent mental health counseling licenses in the states of Michigan, and Kansas. I have been providing counseling services since 2001 in a variety of settings including inpatient mental health, resi...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist. I have over 20 years of experience providing individual therapy for young adults, adults and older adults. My approach is motivational in strategy and my approaches are cognitive behavioral, emotion regulation and narrative. I have helped people with childhood trauma and abuse, gender dysphoria, substance use disorders, depression, anxiety and personality disorders. I believe in client centered approach where the individual determines that paths we take and I provide authentic feedback and support. I use the individu...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 5 years of experience providing therapy. I specialize in trauma as a Clinical Complex Trauma Therapist and Trauma educator. I use body-oriented therapy to help you work through trauma. Body-oriented therapy provides a more holistic approach as it integrates the mind and body connection to address trauma. Focus on the body is essential because traumatic experiences cause us to live in a state of survival-mode where we interpret much of life through the lens of our traumatic past constantly assessing for threats and ...

Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 20

I am a licensed clinician in Washington state with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience working with the school system, the foster care system and am familiar with assisting clients who have a history of trauma, abuse or are experiencing parenting challenges. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Choosing to take the first step and sign up for therapy can be difficult and I am so proud of you for beginning this journey!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 7

My behavioral/mental health services fit within a holistic therapy model. The therapeutic approaches utilized are consistent with current standards of practice in the behavioral/mental health field and might include: Gestalt Therapy/Psychology, Choice Theory/Reality Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Psychodynamic, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Informed Care, Person-Centered Therapy, as well as other techniques and approaches. Treatment may also include psycho-education, coaching/support, and the use of appropriate community resources. Following evaluati...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Washington with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, lgbtq+ related issues, & trauma and abuse. 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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 24

I am a dedicated licensed clinical social worker in Oregon state and a licensed independent clinical social worker in Washington state with over 24 years of demonstrated success working in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Leadership and management experiences I have over 12 years of experience. My work history includes government agency, drug and alcohol facility, incarceration facility, psychiatric hospital, skilled nursing facilities, medical hospital, military behavioral health, owner of a private practice, and intensive outpatient and residential co-occ...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Idaho and Washington with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anxiety & depression. 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.

Specialties: Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in Florida, Illinois and Washington with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. 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. 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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

I am a licensed professional counselor in Virginia and Arizona with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients manage chronic illness and chronic pain, trauma and abuse, grief and loss, post-partum anxiety and depression, women's issues, aging issues, loneliness, phobias, career changes, and lack of purpose or direction in life. I practice Existentialism, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology, Rogerian Counseling, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Psychosocial Theory, and Adlerian Therapy, in my counseling sessions ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Washington with 10 years of professional counseling experience and hundreds of proud and happier clients. I work with clients ranging in ages from young teens with weak self-understanding and self-esteem to clients in their senior years, dealing with devastating losses, deaths, grief, and disturbing changes. I have observed that anxiety is one of the greatest reasons my clients give for seeking help. Sleep difficulties and resultant depressive symptoms so often run hand-in-hand with anxiety and high levels of stress. In therapy, we work from t...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! I hold a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. My skill-set has been molded working in a domestic violence shelter for women, college counseling center, medium-security correctional facility for men, and providing outpatient mental health services for individuals of all ages and struggles. I take a modern, holistic, and interpersonal approach incorporating elements from different theories depending on the person and the situation. Life is hard, and triggers are unavoidable. Change is unpleasant in t...

How To Find Counseling In Your Area

Finding the right therapist close by in Ritzville can feel intimidating. Once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Ritzville area, you're closer to finding providers accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective counselors which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search for a counselor in Ritzville, scroll through the options. Next, consider what type of therapy you'd like your counselor to be most experienced with. Finally, choose a provider located near you in the city of Ritzville or elsewhere in Adams or the state of Washington.

Mental health professionals working through their own practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Ritzville counselors can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

How Do Costs Of Conventional Counseling Compare To BetterHelp With A Ritzville Counselor?

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session with a counselor in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Ritzville 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 in Ritzville: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Ritzville: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Ritzville: $100
  • Therapy with a mental health counselor in Ritzville: $80

Some counselors 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 counselors serving the city of Ritzville and elsewhere throughout the state of Washington you can expect significantly more affordable options, with counselor sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Does Working With A Counselor On BetterHelp Work?

It's important to note that these counselors treat clients online. Online providers, including the US-based providers above, can work with people like you in or around Ritzville virtually. You do not have to commute to a counselor's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy with a counselor. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you. Professionals on BetterHelp specialize in several mental health issues and modalities. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

Ritzville has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy. In Ritzville, therapy can be easily to use and a click away.

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance. Counselors are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy with a licensed counselor is having a 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 Ritzville counselor 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Ritzville, WA, finding a counselor can be costly, and they may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby psychotherapist close to 99169 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 in Ritzville can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Session With A Ritzville Counselor? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I See A Counselor 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 counselors often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend counseling. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A counselor 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 with a counselor.

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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions with their counselor. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Is Mental Health Care Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, counselors are trained to meet you where you're at. Counseling can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective when working with a licensed counselor.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

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. Their job as your counselor is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. 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 FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor 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:

There are all kinds of therapists in the Ritzville area, including:

  • CBT in Ritzville
  • DBT in Ritzville
  • Substance use therapy in Ritzville
  • Couples therapy in Ritzville

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Ritzville.

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Ritzville:

99169