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Erin Foley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WA
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome. My name is Erin Foley and I am a licensed Mental Health counselor in Florida and Washington. I have over ten years working in the counseling field. I assist clients struggling with work/school challenges, identity, anxiety, mood disfunction, family difficulties, life transitions, past trauma, and grief/loss. My intention in therapy is to provide you a safe space where you may gain insight and face challenges with greater ease and confidence. Therapy is opportunity to learn about self, allow more space and possibilities in your life. I have watched others build self support, identify unhelpful patterns, and connect more fully in their relationships. I offer you a chance to practice the change you seek in a safe supported space. I utilize different modalities from Psychodynamic therapy, Relational psychology, Mindfulness based therapy, Somatic Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In first few sessions, we will identify your hopes for counseling and outline your goals. I may offer movement or somatic based exercises in session as another practice tool for building awareness and insight. Finding a counselor that you feel comfortable with is important for building a safe connection to gain insight and make changes. I provide an open perspective, compassionate listening and a safe space for you to share your concerns. Through the process of therapy, I hope for you to gain deeper understanding of yourself and find the support you need.

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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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Deborah Osborn

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issues
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Thankyou for reading my profile. It is difficult to convey my work in few paragraphs. I have been counseling since 1998 when I completed my first master's degree in Counseling. I later earned a second masters in Clinical Social Work. I understand that change is not easy and I know that no single approach to change works for everyone. With this in mind, I am willing to draw upon a number of modalities. I use techniques from mindfulness and gratitude along with traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Reality Therapy to develop a plan of growth. I am always in partnership, working alongside the client and family as we move towards health. I believe that the client is the authority or expert with regard to their goals and needs. I follow the client's lead in developing those goals while offering my expertise in creating a successful plan. I also believe that focusing on a whole person strength-based relationship contributes to a solid base of trust and acceptance. With this solid therapeutic relationship established, the client can feel safe to be authentic and vulnerable.

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Dr. Dwight Moore

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesDepressionCoaching
40 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Washington with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, couples relationship issues, intimacy related issues, & depression. 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 steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Steve Pritt

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Washington, Utah, and Nevada with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & 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. 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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Kimberly Brooks

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WA
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a clinical social worker licensed in Illinois and California with over 15 years of experience counseling and life coaching. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress, anger issues, career challenges, grief, and many other challenging issues. I have also helped many people who have experienced diverse types of traumas. My therapy style is warm and compassionate, but direct and honest. Interactive and empathetic. I will give you an opportunity to be transparent while providing safety and sensitivity. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and solution-focused approaches. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and encourage you. I look forward to working with you!

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Katelyn "Katie" Favela

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and Child Mental Health Specialist with over 13 years of experience in providing compassionate and effective mental health support to individuals, youth, and families. I believe I am a compassionate and dedicated therapist who embodies the philosophy of helping clients discover and embrace their true, authentic selves. I am dedicated to empowering my clients to overcome challenges and improve their overall well being, and, have built a reputation as a trusted guide for individuals seeking self-discovery, personal growth, and healing. I have always had a deep interest in understanding human behavior and emotions. This curiosity led me to pursue a career in mental health and behavioral health, as I believe that each persons uniqueness deserved recognition and appreciation. I have worked in various settings, including community mental health centers, schools, and private practice, addressing a wide range of mental health concerns. I lean towards an empathetic and nonjudgmental approach, creating a safe and supportive space for my clients to explore their feelings and experiences. I strongly believe that each person has a unique inner essence that is worthy of exploration and celebration. I follow a person-centered and integrative approach, tailoring my therapeutic techniques to suit each individuals specific needs and goals. I have a particular interest in assisting clients in developing a strong sense of self-identity and self-worth. I incorporate mindfulness practices, cognitive-behavioral techniques, and positive psychology interventions to help individuals build resilience and foster personal growth. I wholeheartedly believe in the power of authenticity.

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Jayne Foster

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepression
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Wisconsin with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, 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. 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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Robert Sherman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Greetings. Thanks for checking in. I am licensed in Oregon, Idaho and Washington with 23 years of professional, clinical work experience. I have experience in helping clients cope better with stress, anxiety, trauma, abuse and neglect, grief and loss, and depression. I have specialty working with trauma and assisting adoption reunions. I am a Registered Clinical Supervisor for Idaho and a Substance Use Disorder Professional in all 3 states. I have extensive experience providing EAP services. I also have a Clinical Private Practice serving Idaho, Oregon and Washington state accessed via my Psychology Today webpage under my name. I do NOT provide youth and family counseling, evaluations of any kind for court purposes including custody or fitness to work. I do NOT allow no shows. Late cancellations, less than 24 hours are discouraged and only allowed under special circumstances. *All sessions are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.* I DO provide brief and long-term psychotherapy services to individual adults over the age of 18 years old. I also provide professional consultation regarding mental health topics in the primary care setting to Physicians and Allied Medical Professionals. I DO work with all Clients to create an open and safe environment, where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment or shame. There's a sign over the door: "all feelings are welcome here." My therapy style is intentional, direct and purposeful. I hold high expectations for progress. I have a person-centered, trauma informed, clinical practice stance. My Betterhelp Clients show remarkable progress in a short amount of time which is inspiring! The work here is very satisfying. Thank you.

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Derrell Tidwell

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
40 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed mental health practitioner in California and Washington with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ related issues, relationship issues, & family conflicts especially for people of color. I strongly believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming your challenges. My goal is to provide you clarity and assist you in utilizing your "natural toolbox" toward successfully addressing your challenges. I generally work Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturday mornings until 1 PM. 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 South Prairie

Finding the best therapist close by in South Prairie 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 South Prairie 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 South Prairie. 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 South Prairie, 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 South Prairie 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 South Prairie 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 South Prairie area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find South Prairie 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 South Prairie, elsewhere in Pierce, 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 South Prairie 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 South Prairie 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 South Prairie 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 South Prairie 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 South Prairie online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in South Prairie, 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 South Prairie 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 South Prairie 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 South Prairie 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 South Prairie 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 South Prairie 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 South Prairie?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a South Prairie 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.

South Prairie 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 South Prairie 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 South Prairie 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 98385 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 South Prairie counselor?

Before seeing your South Prairie 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 South Prairie.

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 South Prairie 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 South Prairie 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 South Prairie, 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.

South Prairie 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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