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Teri Nielsen

Offering therapy in WA
License: LMHC,LPC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesParenting issues
35 years of experience

A FORWARD-THINKING, EXPERIENCED THERAPIST Licensed Mental Health Therapist with 35 years of in-patient and out-patient clinical experience working with adults, adolescents, children, and families. Specializes in working with relationships, complex trauma (childhood trauma within families), PTSD, anxiety, stress disorders, addiction recovery, blended family issues, extended family issues, and spiritual crisis. I lived and worked in Seattle for 28 years and in 2016 moved to southern Utah for the landscapes and the red rocks I love. I have a deep respect for personal struggles. I also have great confidence in the therapeutic process based on the transformations I've witnessed in the lives of the men, women, and young people with whom I've been privileged to work. Many of my clients are high-functioning, corporate professionals, first responders, healthcare professionals, therapists themselves, or people who have been in therapy before but seek a more integrative approach. I also work with people new to therapy who are seeking to build a more solid foundation for their emotional health. The heart of what I do is create the space for clients to address the issues that are keeping them from moving forward in life. My style is active and direct. I'm trained in trauma-informed and evidence-based approaches. I'm a Jungian and experiential therapist and use Rational Emotive and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapies. I've taught the MBSR, Jon Kabat-Zinn's 'Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction' course and integrate elements as it can be extremely effective in working with anxiety as well as targeting the very roots of addictive behaviors. As a therapist I draw not only on my education, but also on my life experiences as a woman, a daughter, a sister, a wife, and a mother. I am by nature interested in the world around me and continue to educate myself both formally and informally. In 1993, I began to practice Vipassana Meditation, a simple form of sitting/walking meditation. This continues to support me personally and has informed my work over the years. Thoughts are powerful. They shape our lives, impact our health, and play an important role in our ability to be creative. Thoughts impact the choices we make throughout our lives and can help us respond with resiliency when life challenges us. I advocate living life with compassion. Change is hard. Most of us resist change for fear of what's unknown in the future. I understand it takes courage to reach out for help. If you wish to work with me, bring your grit, your honesty, but most importantly a strong commitment to yourself. I'm here to help.

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William Richert

Offering therapy in WA
License: M.A.,L.P.C.,L.M.H.C.
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington state and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Oregon and Wyoming. I’m a good fit if you want a therapist who both accepts your process when you need to talk things out, but who will also coach you in specific tools and techniques for feeling better, performing better, and flourishing. Clients tell me that they like that I balance accepting their process with patience whilst actively providing the tools for change and the push for change when needed. I specialize in applying the tools, techniques, and knowledge of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Positive Psychology to assist adults with fostering better relationships, improving quality of life, and increasing capacity for resilience in the face of setbacks and trauma. I also assist my clients to access their unique character strengths, experience more positive emotions, and deepen their sense of meaning, and engagement in their daily lives. I believe that people change and grow by developing opportunities and resources more than by merely managing problems. Treatment may assist you to identify, build, and utilize your strengths. Treatment may also help you to improve your relationships and your ability to relate to other people and to yourself. What you do outside of treatment in your daily life will be as important in fostering change and promoting healing as the work we do in our meetings. METHODS AND THERAPEUTIC ORIENTATION - DBT-informed treatment: DBT consists of the technology of change (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) and the technology of acceptance (skills for building awareness, commonly referred to as "mindfulness"). - Positive Psychology: clinical tools, techniques and interventions derived from the empirical study of well-being, attachment, meaning, flourishing, resilience, and achievement. - Interpersonal Neurobiology: Many clients find it easier to understand skills for managing stress, emotions, addictions, and relationships when these are explained within the context of the brain works; you might find it easier to relate to therapy when it is explained in terms of the brain and the nervous system. - EMDR: EMDR promotes the efficient and safe processing of disturbing memories and emotions. Effective counseling depends on the quality of the relationship that a counselor establishes with you. As a counselor, I commit to the following: to seek to understand your perspective; listen for your most important concerns; accept you without judgement; respect your freedom and autonomy; follow you in determining the goals of your recovery; honor your ideas, your timing, and your pace of change especially when you have moments of doubt and indecision.

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Kandy Alley

Offering therapy in WA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSleeping disordersDepression
8 years of experience

I have been in the mental health field for twenty years with a wide range of roles from activities specialist, case management, vocational services coordinator, management and as a professional licensed counselor. I enjoy working with all ages and mental health disorders. Cognitive behavior therapy is my main approach in the office. it is proven to help individuals better under stand how their beliefs and values form over time so that it becomes possible to guide them back to a healthy place if those beliefs and values about themselves contribute to distorted thinking. I have completed multiple CBT seminars through the Beck Institute and have developed the skill of interweaving dialectical behavior therapy, solution focused therapy, strengths based therapy and motivational interviewing into the process. I have a great deal of empathy for individuals with adverse child and adult experiences. I respect each individual for the strengths they have demonstrated in getting through difficult times. I want people to feel safe in my office to share their stories even when it becomes an emotional experience. Through identifying an individuals strengths and attributes, building the level of confidence in an individual to make change becomes possible. I am a strong believer in the individual leading the way to achieve changes in their behavior; I simply provide them with the tools and skills to be successful.

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Gary Grant

Offering therapy in WA
License: BA,MA,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
50 years of experience

With 50 years as teacher/educator, probation officer and mental health therapist, I am a member of The National Board of Certified Counselors and have been licensed in Montana, Oregon, Alaska. I am presently licensed in Washington State. I provide psychotherapy for individuals to include children, adolescents, and adults, as well as, couples and family therapy. My initial orientation began with Rogers and client-centered therapy, and moved to integrative, and recovery, utilizing client strengths moving to resilient mental health. My speciality is of a multi and cross cultural orientation given my Native American and African Heritage. I have amassed considerable experience working with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and same sex clients, and the unique psychological issues present in the Native/African American Heritage, I spent six years on The Salish/Kootenai Reservation in Montana and four years working with Alaskan Natives in Fairbanks, Alaska. My experience with adolescents has been in a residential“positive peer orientation” to include individual, group and family therapies, cross-culturally. Formal Education and Training: I hold the Bachelor of Arts Degree, with Majors in Psychology-Sociology, with (research in suicidality), Education, Theatre and Fine Arts from Western State College of Colorado; Master's Degree in Education, Psychology, Guidance and Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado; Masters of Fine Arts from The University of Montana, with major course work in theatre and group psychotherapy to include two independent studies with Robert Ammons Senior, Psychological Test Specialists, publisher of the KTSA. I also became a certified clinical hypnotherapist as I had gained experience as a hypnotherapist with Jack and Helen Watkins, utilizing "Ego-State Therapy. Finally, I completed major course work in clinical psychology toward the PsyD, at George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon. My most recent employment was as a group therapist providing “mindfulness “ training for emotional regulation, given a varied population to include those suffering depression and anxiety as a result of PTSD associated with violence and severe abuse. This has been inclusive of anger management associated with domestic violence and bipolar disorder. My specialization with cognitive therapy with schizophrenics was experiential over a five year period wherein I collaborated with the unit psychiatrist.

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Diane Critchlow

Offering therapy in WA
License: MA,LMHP
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

For the last twelve years I have provided counseling and psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, and families. My therapy style is very warm, interactive, non-judgmental and sensitive. I help clients find their way through depression and anxiety providing you with new skills in regard to relationship challenges, parenting, emotional abuse, childhood traumas, career changes, making new healthy connections, better life choices and healthier responses to internal dissonance. My approach combines cognitive behavioral, compassion focused, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. I am able to tailor our time together to meet your unique and specific needs increasing your capacity to mitigate life issues. My trauma-informed practices incorporate past traumatic exposure to help you understand current emotional and mental disturbances. I honor the fact that it takes courage to seek a happier and more fulfilling life and face the things that no longer serve you. I will walk with you to take the first steps toward change. I will help you problem solve, set new life goals and establish the life you long to live. If you are ready to take that first step then I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to hearing your story and working with you.

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Bruce Walton

Offering therapy in WA
Relationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Hello and Welcome! I have great respect for you for choosing counseling. I think everyone needs support sometimes, and hope our collaboration will be practical and supportive for you. I adjust counseling to your values, style of communicating, and goals. I am here to assist you as you make the discoveries or progress you would like to make. I am a Nationally Board Certified Counselor (NCC, 2019); Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC in 2015, LMHCA in 2012) with the State of Washington. I earned a Master of Arts in Counseling Degree (2012), and have over 10 years of clinical experience in counseling, and over 30 years of experience related to human services, including parent education and teaching. My aim is to collaborate with clients to create a nurturing therapeutic environment in which inspiration for healing and forward movement can be visualized and actualized. I facilitate clients in discussing stressors and difficulties, envisioning and realizing goals, examining options, developing skills, viewing relationships and family dynamics, paying attention to culture and socialization, as well as understanding the process of change. I do not provide medical advice, legal advice, or crisis services. The assistance and practical tools I provide are informed by my: a) breadth of life and career experience; b) belief that each client is expert at dealing with their unique concerns; c) training and studies incorporating clinical theories and modalities (listed below); d) depth of conviction about how capable and resilient people can be; and e) wish to encourage and celebrate you as you practice new perspectives, actions or changes you want to make in your life. Some of my areas of experience and focus include, but are not limited to: Anxiety/Stress, Coping with Life Changes, Family Conflicts, Parenting, and Relationships. I am also interested in and/or experienced with: Cultural/Spiritual, Grief/Loss, Human Development, Problem Solving/Conflict Resolution and practical tools for transformative growth and change. My clinical approach and focus includes but is not limited to: Client-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Expressive, Family Systems, Gestalt, Lifespan Development, Mindfulness, Narrative, Solution-Focused, and Strength-Based Therapies. Finally, I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion.

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John Shobe

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
33 years of experience

I am licensed in Washington with 33 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, & 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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Joseph Mungai

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Iowa with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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. 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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Hector Roman

Offering therapy in WA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
16 years of experience

I am licensed in Washington with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 of you for getting started!

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Cheri Rivera

Offering therapy in WA
License: MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
7 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado and Louisiana with over 6 years experience providing professional counseling services. My goal is to meet clients where they are and work with them to develop the tools and confidence to tackle life’s hardships, such as stressors, coping with change, and other life challenges. This also includes symptoms of mood disorders, such as depression, anxiety, and trauma. I use a person-centered, humanistic approach, allowing the client to be the expert regarding their life by exploring their feelings and solidifying their sense of self. It takes a great deal of strength to reach out for help, and I believe a client's intrinsic motivation and the therapeutic relationship can be a valuable healing experience.

How to find counseling in Starbuck

Finding the best therapist close by in Starbuck 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 Starbuck. 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 Starbuck, 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 Starbuck 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 Starbuck 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 Starbuck, elsewhere in Columbia, 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 Starbuck area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Starbuck 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 Starbuck 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 Starbuck 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 Starbuck, 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 Starbuck 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 Starbuck 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 Starbuck 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 Starbuck 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 Starbuck 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 99359 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 Starbuck 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 Starbuck 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 Starbuck, 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.

Starbuck 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

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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