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Cathy Nau

Offering therapy in WA
License: MA
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesADHD
29 years of experience

With Open Heart I Wish Greetings to All, I pride myself on meeting clients "where they are at" by initially providing much needed support and relief. Following is one of my favorite quote's - "One CAN walk over the highest mountain one step at a time." I assist you in defining your "goal" and taking your "first small step." I am Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington with over 25 years of experience in the psychocounseling field and as a life coach. I have successfully helped clients navigate such issues as depression, stress, anxiety, grief and loss (to include the loss of a pet), eating disorders (to include weight loss surgery and management), trauma, ADD and ADHD and coping with life changes. In addition my work has taken me throughout the US and overseas providing Military and Family Life Counseling. I appreciate that every client is unique. To that end, I approach each of you with warmth, caring, and support. I have used many proven therapeutic techniques over the years such as Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness and more to assist you to reach your desired goals. I thoroughly enjoy working with any age of client - from teens through adults with any orientation. Thanks ahead of time for choosing me. I honor your courage and empower you every "small step" of the way toward your goals and beyond.

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Tony Hansen

Offering therapy in WA
License: MA,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseDepression
12 years of experience

My primary goal as your counselor is to help you clarify your presenting problem and work towards reducing your suffering and enhance your quality of life. I primarily work with adults who are experiencing a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, anger, chemical abuse/addiction and post-traumatic stress. I ground my counseling work in scientific, evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. My best work is accomplished when you and I feel we are working together towards a common goal while being aware of the your challenges and resources in mind, body, relationship, and environment. I greatly respect your willingness to take the first steps towards recovery and I do my utmost to help you in achieving your counseling goals.

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Tanisha Davis

Offering therapy in WA
License: LICSW
GriefSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Seattle, WA with over 10 years of experience working in a medical care setting with a diverse population and 3+ years of providing counseling support over a digital platform. I earned a Master of Social Work degree from University of Southern California. I work with patients and families with a wide range of concerns, such as anxiety, depression, grief and relationship issues. With experience in medical Social Work I've also worked with individuals with chronic health concerns, specifically ESRD. I truly want to know and understand you, will listen to your story with heart and empathy. While validating your feelings and experiences, I am committed to treating you with respect in a warm, comfortable and non-judgmental atmosphere. My counseling style is warm, interactive, holistic and supportive as the client controls the pace and focus of our work. My approach combines person centered, cognitive behavioral therapies and motivational interviewing techniques. Realizing that no two people are alike, I tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet the your unique and specific needs. I understand how important it is to identify the underlying causes of troubling issues and recognize that everyone has a unique path. I serve as a guide equipping my clients with tools, skills, and insight as they embark on a journey of recovery. Together we uncover and embrace their personal power. I would love to work with you. So, you can begin to experience meaningful growth, healing, and greater self -fulfillment. -Tanisha Davis, LICSW

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Martha Witkowski

Offering therapy in WA
License: MA,LPCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
11 years of experience

Multiculturally aware, bilingual, independently licensed mental health therapist who understands that compassion and relationship building are at the core of the healing process. I am a trauma-informed, dialectical, and person-centered clinician who believes in both practical and deeply, emotionally based healing processes. I am a graduate of John Carroll University and have 9 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked with clients in various community mental health settings with problems ranging from situational life stress to severe mental illness. Some special interests include: PTSD and trauma related disorders, anxiety disorders, life transitions, parenting issues, existential issues, couples counseling and personality disorders. I have also completed multiple research projects focusing on anxiety and the efficacy of different treatment modalities. I possess the skills, expertise and compassion to help individuals with a wide range of issues or concerns. I take a person-centered approach, where I work on building a strong therapeutic relationship with each client in order to help them reach their greatest potential and work towards reaching their goals. I believe that connection and relationship are the two foundations to personal growth. The strength of the relationship is based on my ability to maintain a non-judgmental, trusting and validating environment for the client while encouraging growth. My techniques include an integrative approach, combining multiple techniques, with an emphasis on Mindfulness-based techniques and DBT skills.

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Terrell Bragdon

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Washington with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, & parenting issues. I also have experience working with depression. 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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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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Elizabeth Miles

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

I am licensed in Idaho, Washington and Oregon with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Laurie Nicol

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Idaho, Washington and Wyoming with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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.

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Timothy "Tim" Raymond

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Washington with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & anger management. I would describe my approach as solution-focused. I pride myself on making our time together as productive as possible. In addition to the empathic listening that you should expect from all counselors I'll provide clear actionable steps you may consider taking in order to effect positive change in your life. Change is hard and essential for growth. Know that I am here to advise and support you on your life's journey.

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Cynthia Moore

Offering therapy in WA
License: LPC,MS
Relationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Greetings, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas fully Licensed 21 years plus. My experience includes working in every area of the Mental Health field from Private Practice, Inpatient, Residential, Partial hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient Program to Outpatient programs. I also managed two Outpatient clinics. I enjoy working with individuals to help them meet the goal that they set out to obtain. I have worked with a wide range of concerns from depression, anxiety, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress, anger management to relationship issues. I am a Christian and fully believes that God loves us more than we could ever love him or ourselves and that there are no issues too big for him. He is our biggest supporter as long as we keep reaching out to him for help. I am also licensed in the State of Washington as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.

How to find counseling in Rockford

Finding the best therapist close by in Rockford 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 Rockford. 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 Rockford, 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 Rockford 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 Rockford 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 Rockford, 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 Rockford area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Rockford 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 Rockford 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 Rockford 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 Rockford, 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 Rockford 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 Rockford 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 Rockford 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 Rockford 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 Rockford 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 99030 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 Rockford 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 Rockford 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 Rockford, 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.

Rockford 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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