Seattle is a city that has given birth to people and companies that have revolutionized the computer and Internet industry. Bill Gates was from Seattle, and Amazon was created there was well. Your mental health is comparable to computers or Internet stores. Sometimes, it boots up fast, processes well, and ships out quickly. Other times, it lags, crashes, and takes forever to ship. 

A counselor can be the technician you need that makes sure your brain is operating as smoothly as possible. Talk to a Seattle-based therapist and see what they can do for you. 

This is Nicole Harbert's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Seattle, WA
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.Ed.,Ed.S.,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2000 and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 2012. I provide a safe harbor and therapeutic environment eager to maximize your potential personal growth, help you determine and create optimal work-life balance, and feel empowered through empirically-based therapeutic techniques. Life brings many challenges, stressors, and unfortunate events. Many people who go through challenges in life, experience overwhelming feelings, sometimes unrecognizable due to the magnitude of their stressor, length of time they’ve...

This is Patricia Gordon's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Seattle, WA
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,MHP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Washington State with ten years of experience working with people navigating depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, and life-changing situations. It takes incredible mental and physical effort in order to be done successfully and therefore tests a person's ability to challenge irrational beliefs. My approach is solution-focused, client-centered, and strengths-based. I assist clients in identifying and challenging harmful thoughts and replacing them with a more realistic, healthy perspective. I work with individua...

This is Minna Kokko's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Seattle, WA
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 20

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and forensic social worker. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, severe mental illness and life transitions. I have also helped many people who have concerns around their sexual behaviors. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating others with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I do not believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines aspects ...

This is Janet Harper's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Seattle, WA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Washington with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, 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.

This is Stacy Remy's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Seattle, WA
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Welcome! As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of Washington (LH60220280) with over fourteen years’ experience working in behavioral health, I strive to offer an inviting, attentive, accepting and safe space for you to share your struggles openly and confidentially. I have a wide range of experience working with adult populations of diverse backgrounds and I specialize in the treatment of trauma, depression and anxiety using Evidenced-Based Practice. I have advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Common Elements Tre...

This is Gentry Turk's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Seattle, WA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello and Welcome, I graduated with my Counseling degree in 2019. After graduation, it was my desire to continue working with individuals struggling with addiction. For two years, I offered substance abuse and mental health counseling in a medical office. I worked closely with medical staff and a psychiatrist. Over the last year, I had the opportunity to branch out and open my own private practice. I now work with adolescents, adults, and couples seeking support with addiction, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, sexual difficulties, marital conflict, infideli...

This is Adrienne Helander's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Seattle, WA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Washington with 5.5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with bipolar disorder, trauma and abuse, stress and anxiety, depression, and ADHD. I also love helping people with vocational issues, LGBTQ issues, and working with your values and spirituality only if that is something that interests you. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I like to collaborate with you and empower you to guide the goals and direction of your...

This is Cynthia Mickel's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Seattle, WA
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC Licensed professional counselor,LCDC Licensed chemical dependency counselor,Masters in educational psychology
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 20

I am Leeann Mickel, I have a masters degree in educational psychology with an emphasis on community counseling. I have my LPC, licensed professional counselor Masters level. I also have an LC DC licensed chemical dependency counselor. I have worked 20 + years in the field of service. I have had great success with clients who have experienced significant trauma. I have been Clinical Supervisor for a substance abuse residential setting. I am currently Clinical Director for the agency with whom I am employed at this time. I believe it to be my mission helping and...

This is Claudia David's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Seattle, WA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in Washington with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 that first step to sign up for therapy can take courage! It is also a sign that you are already taking action towards your goals.

This is Linda Green-Baskett's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Seattle, WA
Type Of Therapy License(s): CMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 27

I am licensed in Utah. I have nearly 30 years of professional clinical experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. 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!

This is Michele Gayle's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Seattle, WA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Washington with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & bipolar disorder. 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.

This is Lisa Smith 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Seattle, WA
Therapy 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.

This is Chelsea Smith's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Seattle, WA
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Washington with 3 years of Private practice therapy experience and 10 years professional social work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & executive and professional coaching. 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! My motivation comes from he...

This is Dr. Koichi Tanji's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Seattle, WA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Coaching, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed as a counselor and Naturopathic physician in Washington with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with ASD, ADHD, stress and anxiety, coping with screen addictions, family conflicts, & depression. I take holistic approach utilizing my background as Naturopathic physician, Nutritionist and Personal trainer. 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...

This is Diane Hilliard's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Seattle, WA
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,MSW,BSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, and life changes due to aging and medical conditions. My counseling style is supportive and interactive. I believe in treating people with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psycho-dynamic, acceptance, and mindfulness counseling. I log into BetterHelp several t...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Seattle?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Seattle area if you find it challenging to find therapists 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, search for 'therapist near me in Seattle and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your psychotherapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Seattle or elsewhere in King 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 Seattle therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp With A Seattle Therapist? 

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 Seattle due to a higher cost of living.

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 therapists serving the city of Seattle 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).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Seattle to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat 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.

Suppose you're 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.

Seattle 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 therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy. In Seattle, therapy can be easily to use and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 as a psychotherapist can. Therapists 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 Seattle 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Seattle, WA, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists 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 98195 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy 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.

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Around Seattle Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

98101, 98102, 98103, 98104, 98105, 98106, 98107, 98108, 98109, 98111, 98112, 98113, 98114, 98115, 98116, 98117, 98118, 98119, 98121, 98122, 98124, 98125, 98126, 98127, 98129, 98133, 98134, 98136, 98139, 98141, 98144, 98145, 98146, 98154, 98161, 98164, 98165, 98170, 98174, 98175, 98177, 98178, 98181, 98185, 98191, 98194, 98195, 98199

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

How Do I See A Therapist Taking Seattle Sessions For The First Time? 

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 Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a psychologist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 therapist 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.

Are Therapists 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, therapists 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. Therapists 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.