In Shoreline, WA, residents have access to comprehensive mental health services that aim to help individuals manage difficult emotions and move forward towards more freedom in their lives. Couple counseling and support for families are prominent among the offerings, with many therapists also providing sliding scale fees to ensure affordability for a wider range of clients.

Choosing the right therapist is a crucial step in beginning one’s journey in therapy. Therapists in the Greater Seattle area are dedicated to creating a supportive environment where clients can explore various aspects of their experiences. This exploration is part of learning to view therapy as a powerful tool for improvement in every area of the world they navigate daily.

Therapy in Shoreline is tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual, with a focus on enabling clients to develop strategies that enhance their ability to cope with life’s challenges. The therapeutic approaches here are designed not just to provide therapy and address the present issues, but to equip individuals with lasting solutions that foster an ongoing sense of well-being and personal growth.

Please see the therapist profiles below for more information on the different therapists available online.

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Kyra House

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WA
Counselor License Type(s): MHP, LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTBipolar disorderDepression
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Washington with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, lgbt-related issues, & 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. 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.

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Kristalene Stormer

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WA
Counselor License Type(s): LICSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
36 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi. I'm Kristalene. I'm glad you have reached out and are seeking help and support from BetterHelp. I know how hard it can be to find the right person to work with and I want to let you know a little about me to help you decide if I am the right person for you. I am an independent clinical social worker licensed in the state of Washington and Oregon. I have worked in mental health helping people improve their lives and reach their goals for over 36 years. I specialize in a range of issues including recovery from narcissistic abuse, depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, relationships, and work conflict, as well as other mental health concerns. I believe that the way you heal and achieve your goals is a product of the working relationship that we develop together. We have all had experiences in our lives that have challenged, hurt, and impacted us in a way that hinders our ability to move forward. I have the tools to help you see the barriers and develop the skills to move past the pain and on to a future that is brighter and better than it is today. My commitment to you is I will stay by your side throughout the healing process. I have appointments available and ready for you to schedule. I review messages daily and try to respond quickly. I am available via video, phone, chat, and text, whatever works best for you. I look forward to meeting and working with you.

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Dr. Mary Schacht

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WA
Counselor License Type(s): PhD,LICSW,CMHS
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I provide individual therapy to adults. I have a background as a clinical social worker and International Trauma Psychology. My work as a clinical social worker comprised largely of multiple years in community mental health with different aged populations. Since that time, International Psychology has enabled me to broaden my skill set by working across cultures, languages, and contexts, including northern Uganda and, more recently, Kenya, where I am the Co-founder and Co-Director of an NGO aimed toward youth and families. I utilize a broad range of clinical theories and interventions depending on your needs as well as your own unique set of experiences and circumstances. These may include psychodynamic, family of origin, developmental, systems, or cognitive behavioral theories and methods of intervention. It may include also mindfulness based approaches to trauma. I place a strong emphasis on the importance of the social, cultural, and political factors which may shape your life, or the life our your community or family, as well as inform directly the therapeutic process. As importantly, I employ a client-centered, strengths-based perspective. As such, your goals in therapy guide my approach to your care. My intent is to serve as a reminder to you of your own capacity to live a full life with minimal distress and identify assets which may garner lasting support, meaning, and relevance to you.

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Lonnie Renteria

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WA
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LMHC
LGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I provide a safe, supportive space for couples and individuals. We negotiate together how to optimize your experience of living life, your relationships, your work, and we continue to build on that. I believe that we all have the capacity to heal and build the life that we want to live. I have a wide range in training. I have been specifically training in Emotion-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy and Trauma work. I specialize in attachment theory and enjoy exploring attachment styles with clients. I enjoy working with adolescents, their families and couples on a variety of life issues. I align therapy with principles from Positive Psychology. I come from a multidisciplinary and multicultural background. I understand that we are all unique and therapy is tailored to your goals and needs. I am particularly conscious of the importance a role culture can play in therapy. In my understanding of culture, I include, age, gender, orientation, spirituality, economics as well as heritage.

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Trisha Thorson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Washington with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & 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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Melissa Collins

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor with 30 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I specialize in counseling children, adolescents, and adult who have been victims of crime. I also work with behavioral issues, relationship issues between parents and children (RAD), adoption issues, divorce issues, issues related to parental use of drugs and alcohol, and I offer parental guidance. With adults and adolescents, I also offer counseling on addiction, depression, anxiety, divorce, and mental health concerns. I have been a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor since 2000. I use multiple trauma focused therapies including Eye-Movement Desensitization, and Reprocessing, Thought Field Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I am a Certified Mediator and I do work with immigration including: Hardship Waivers, N-648s, and U-visas. I am an immigration approved therapist and I perform psychological evaluations for immigration and for court. I also administer assessments for depression, anxiety, ADHD, and Substance abuse. I accept BCBS, Cigna, and Crime Victim's Compensation for those who qualify. I am also a Certified Hypnotist and provide hypnosis for quit smoking, weight loss, motivation, and various other mental health difficulties.

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Aen Brauer

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Washington with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Feng Qiu

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WA
LGBTTrauma and abuseGrief
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, my name is Feng. I am a licensed mental health counselor in Washington state. I work with individual adults in my practice. Traumatic experiences vary across a wide range for individuals, and it does not have to be something physically violent to leave trauma in our life. Trauma can be anything painful that we experienced throughout our life. Without adequate resources and appropriate support, these experiences can bring a lot of emotional suffering and damage to our quality of life. I utilize a mindfulness approach with evidence-based treatments, like EMDR, to address Trauma. I also enjoy working with LGBTQ+ and immigrant populations. It is not easy to reach out or to ask for help, and sometimes it is necessary for us to get support. Recovery is a tough journey and I will be honored to help you to start the journey. I received my Bachelor in Psychology from University of Arizona, and my Master in Counseling from Arizona State University. I have worked in group setting, community mental health agency in the past. Now, I am seeing individuals in my practice, with a focus on trauma and PTSD.

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Kiaisha Barber

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Maryland and Washington with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, 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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Dr. Lynette Frantzen

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WA
Relationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
19 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas and Washington with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, intimacy related issues, anger management, & 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 the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Shoreline

Finding the best therapist close by in Shoreline 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 in Shoreline that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Shoreline. 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 Shoreline, 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 in the Shoreline region and in the state of Washington. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Shoreline or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Shoreline area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Shoreline 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 Shoreline, elsewhere in King, or in the greater state of Washington.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Shoreline 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 Shoreline 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 Shoreline 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Shoreline online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Shoreline, 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 Shoreline psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Shoreline 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 Shoreline helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Shoreline 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Shoreline 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 in Shoreline?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Shoreline 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.

Shoreline therapists 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 Shoreline 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 Shoreline 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in WA, therapists 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 98160 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Shoreline counselor?

Before seeing your Shoreline 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Shoreline.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Shoreline 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 with a Shoreline counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Shoreline, 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.

Shoreline 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 during telehealth appointments?

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 to customer service 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.

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

98133, 98155, 98160, 98177

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