The name SeaTac comes from the city being in the middle of Seattle and Tacoma, Washington. For such a small town, they have an amazing 900 different businesses with over 40 thousand employees and sales of about $4 billion per year. The headquarters of two major airlines are based in SeaTac as well as other transportation centers. They also have over 350 acres of parks and natural space for their residents and visitors to enjoy. 

In addition, SeaTac also has a wide variety of mental health specialists who can help anyone who needs it with many different issues. Some of these can include depression, anxiety, and family counseling. 

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Heidi Martin

Offering therapy in WA
License: MS,LMHC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyGriefIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changesCoaching
11 years of experience

Hi my name is Heidi and I am a licensed mental health counselor in Florida, Massachusetts, and Washington State, as well as a board certified coach. I have over 10 years of experience, primarily working in private practice Please note I am currently only taking clients within Massachusetts. People come to therapy because they want to feel better. It may be relationship problems, anxiety/depression, work related concerns, etc., but whatever the reason, they want to feel better and do better. In my experience, most people want a greater understanding of themselves and their situation. Making life work and feeling more comfortable with themselves is the goal. I focus on altering self-defeating behaviors and beliefs, helping my clients to gain perspective with a focus on improving the quality of their lives. Among the many tools that promote growth and well being, I utilize insight and mindfulness to help achieve client goals. The people I work with tend to be bright and high functioning yet they sense something is missing. My job includes, among other things. noticing hidden themes and repetitive patterns. Many people treat others better than they treat themselves and usually are much harder on themselves than others, which causes untold pain. I have a lot of admiration for people who embark on a therapeutic journey, it takes courage to seek a more fulfilling life but as serious as I take my work, I also conduct therapy in a relaxed manner where laughter and collaboration is encouraged. I look forward to working with you!

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Tara Hiller

Offering therapy in WA
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
18 years of experience

Hello, I am licensed mental health counselor with over 20 years of counseling experience and love the work that I do. I have worked with clients of all ages dealing with many different types of issues. I have worked in both private and public sectors building a range of skills and a knowledge base that assists me in joining clients on a journey towards healthy change and wellness. I am a client-centered therapist and believe building the therapeutic relationship is the foundation of meaningful growth. I believe that clients often know and want what is best for themselves and only need some help to recognize and address the barriers that hold them back. I look forward to hearing from you and wish you well. Take care, Tara Hiller LMHC

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Michael Rhine

Offering therapy in WA
License: MS Counseling Psychology, LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCompassion fatigue
27 years of experience

I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington with over 25 years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and trauma. I am also trained extensively in working with ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and addictions. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion. I do not believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and trauma informed practice. We will work together to develop a treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It is a sign of strength to take the step you have taken to seek a counselor. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Esther Steen

Offering therapy in WA
License: MA,LMFT,MHP
Stress, AnxietyCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington State. I provide individual therapy via telehealth. I received my Masters of Arts in Psychology, Child, Couple and Family Therapy at Antioch University in 2015. I have been providing individual and family therapy since 2013. I have also provided crisis counseling, suicide intervention and prevention from 2016-2021. I am designated as a CCTP, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, through Evergreen Certifications as of 2023. I fully believe everyone has the answers to their life questions within themselves, and my job is simply to facilitate inner healing, connection, and growth. I draw from evidence-based, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Family Systems Theory. I work best with a client who is ready to make changes in their life and is open to a coaching type of approach. I value a stable connection first and foremost, healing can more easily occur when we feel seen, heard, and understood. I provide creative and active therapy, you won't just be taught skills you will be walked through them in session, and that includes breathwork, grounding and mindfulness skills. The client is expected to follow up with these skills in practice at home, alongside possible homework material for best results.

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Kasey Louis

Offering therapy in WA
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
10 years of experience

Do you desire to move beyond your circumstance or issues and gain a new and healthy perspective in life? No matter your challenge or situation, whether it is stagnation, life transitions, anxiety, depression, leadership struggles, faith/spiritual guidance, parenting issues, communication barriers, grief or loss, identity issues, marital conflict or just navigating life. Together we will work on your desires and goals to move from here to there with hope, joy, faith, and determination. I have 15 years of experience in the counseling field and 7 years as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I will motivate you to speak positively as you move forward against all odds. My goal is to provide you with therapeutic techniques to be victorious and vigilant as you walk in expectation for greater. Prayer and biblical insight is available. If you are ready to move forward, whether it's from here to there, or to be still with patience, I would love to work with you. I've seen light in dark places, hope where there was no hope, and change in my clients lives for the greater. No matter where you are in life, you win. Schedule an appointment today.

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Arianna Randolph

Offering therapy in WA
Coping with life changesCompassion fatigue
8 years of experience

You’re feeling overwhelmed by life’s many tasks. Maybe your relationships are struggling. Dealing with difficult life transitions. Looking to improve communication skills and conquer tough conversations or working your way back to putting yourself first. Sound familiar? If so, there is some work we could do together. My name is Arianna. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), with 9 years of experience in the field. My approach is client centered and goal directed. Together we will work to determine your goals and develop a plan to reach them. I believe all individuals hold the key to accessing the best version of themself and my role is to partner with you, providing a safe supportive space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings, learn new skills and experience growth. Life is made up of beginnings, middles, ends and new starts. It’s an ongoing cycle that challenges each of us with the best, worst and everything in between that life has to offer. I look forward to working with you through the starts and all that comes in the in between.

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Dana Gelet

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
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, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Chris Owen

Offering therapy in WA
LGBTFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Washington with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbt-related issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Joyce Duval

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

Hi, I'm Joyce Duval, and I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and approved supervisor with the Oregon Board of licensed professional counselors and therapists. I am also a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Washington. In my over 25 years of experience, I have worked with clients with a wide range of life problems and mental health disorders. I take a client-centered approach and emphasize positive counselor-client relationships. I use cognitive-behavioral approaches, including dialectical behavior therapy. I am a warm and caring person. My style includes listening for meaning and feeling and helping my clients problem solve, develop coping skills, and find solutions to their concerns and problems. I find mindfulness super helpful when it comes to feeling more at ease, more relaxed, more present, and overall, happier. I am happy to help you problem solve, manage your symptoms like anxiety and depression, and in general help you create the life you want for yourself. I would like to support you as you work toward meeting your life goals. Please let me know if I can be of help. Joyce

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Mary Dallman

Offering therapy in WA
AddictionsGriefEating disordersCareer difficultiesCoaching
10 years of experience

I am licensed in California, South Dakota and Washington with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, eating disorders, & 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.

How to find counseling in SeaTac

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed SeaTac 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 SeaTac 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 SeaTac 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 SeaTac, 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 SeaTac 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 SeaTac 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 SeaTac 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 SeaTac 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 SeaTac 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 98198 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 SeaTac 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 SeaTac 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 SeaTac, 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.

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

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

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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

98131, 98148, 98158, 98168, 98188, 98198

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