Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Auburn, Washington

Find a therapist in Auburn, Washington that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Auburn to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Amy Plumb

LMHC, MAC, CCTP
10 years experience
I work with you to identify how you want your life to look and feel like and then to address any blocks you might have to having the life you desire. I want to help you achieve your desired therapy goals as quickly as possible while giving you as much time as you need. I teach mindfulness skills to clients and skills to help them learn how to take control of their emotions... Read More
I work with you to identify how you want your life to look and feel like and then to address any blocks you might have to having the life you desire. I want to help you achieve your desired... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Melanie DenBoer

MA, LMFT, CMHS
16 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington State. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, individual adults, and families. In addition to my private practice, I have worked in community mental health, and a shelter for women and children in crisis. I have also been a clinical supervisor in a local community mental health center. Currently, I am in private practice helping those with anxiety, depressive and adjustment challenges;... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington State. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, individual adults, and families. In addition to my private practice, I have worked in community mental health, and a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Sherry Haynes

MA, LMHC, CMHS
7 years experience
Hello and welcome! My name is Sherry Haynes, I have a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology and am fully licensed in the state of Washington as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have 8 years of experience in counseling with an additional 16 years in the human services field working with youth and their families. My training has focused on the treatment of self-esteem/confidence, depression, anxiety, social/relationship issues, and trauma. In today's busy world... Read More
Hello and welcome! My name is Sherry Haynes, I have a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology and am fully licensed in the state of Washington as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have 8 years of experience in counseling... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Skyler Dorsey

LMHC, MSW
5 years experience
Hi! My name is Skyler Dorsey and I am a licensed mental health therapist in Washington State. I have been working in the field of social work and mental health for over 15 years and I received my master's degree in social work in 2006 from Eastern Washington University. I have experience with depression, anxiety, trauma, and life transitions. I primarily use cognitive behavioral and strengths based therapeutic methods to help people identify what... Read More
Hi! My name is Skyler Dorsey and I am a licensed mental health therapist in Washington State. I have been working in the field of social work and mental health for over 15 years and I received my master's degree... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Jennifer Pernsteiner

LICSW
4 years experience
I am a clinical social worker and have been providing psychotherapy for four years. I have experience working with individuals and families. I have worked with a wide range of concerns but have the most experience working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety and/or depression, are struggling at home or at work, are going through grief, or struggling with life transitions. I have experience working with individuals with ADHD, ASD, ODD, Bi-Polar Disorder and PTSD. My... Read More
I am a clinical social worker and have been providing psychotherapy for four years. I have experience working with individuals and families. I have worked with a wide range of concerns but have the most experience working with individuals who... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Dr. Macie Stead

PhD, MS, LMHC
6 years experience
Do you want positive change in your life? Learn tools and skills to help you reach your goals. Would you like guidance through a hard time? Process and explore feelings in a safe space. Do you want to improve your wellness? Connect with your authentic self. Learn to be mindful and present in the here and now. Hello, my name is Dr. Macie Stead and I am here to help. I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor... Read More
Do you want positive change in your life? Learn tools and skills to help you reach your goals. Would you like guidance through a hard time? Process and explore feelings in a safe space. Do you want to improve your... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Jessie Arambul

LICSW
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee in Pasco, WA. I have 7 years experience working with individuals in Crisis situations. This includes aged five to adult, and in a variety of settings including hospitals, schools, clinics, and even client's homes. I have experience working with client's with PTSD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar, Adjustment Disorders, Substance Use Disorders, and a wide variety of Psychotic Disorders. My... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee in Pasco, WA. I have 7 years experience working with individuals in Crisis situations. This includes aged five to adult, and in a variety of settings including hospitals,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Beth Griffith

MSW, LICSW
25 years experience
I am here to support and encourage you as you journey through your days, facing the joys and trials that come your way. This is sacred ground, and it is both an honor and a privilege to be allowed into the deep, private areas of your life. You will find that this is not something I take lightly but, rather, with humility and deep respect for your courage and willingness to be vulnerable. My desire... Read More
I am here to support and encourage you as you journey through your days, facing the joys and trials that come your way. This is sacred ground, and it is both an honor and a privilege to be allowed into... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Auburn, Washington

Auburn, Washington is a large suburban area with plenty of shopping, restaurants, and attractions for its residents to enjoy and outdoor trails and parks designed to let residents experience nature without having to leave the city. It features a large downtown area where the community gather to participate in large events, including the famous Veterans’ Day Parade. The Muckleshoot Reservation is located within Auburn as well and includes the Muckleshoot Casino. Located mostly in King County, the city is a short drive to both Seattle and Tacoma. Auburn is home to 80,776 residents who come from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

The citizens of Auburn have a median household income that is consistent with the national average at $64,400. However, the poverty rate is higher than the country as a whole with 13.6 percent of people living below the poverty line. The city also has a very high crime rate of 51 per 1,000 people. This rate is one on the highest in the entire nation, and your chances of being a victim of a crime in Auburn is 1 in 20. These statistics reveal that the citizens of Auburn experience their share of struggles and are prone to mental health issues. Accessing treatment is essential for these residents to deal with these mental health challenges in a healthy manner.

Mental Health Risk Factors in Auburn

While mental health issues are spread out among all demographics of people, there are certain populations within Auburn with whom these issues are likely to be more prevalent. Identifying these risk factors help health professionals and authorities know where to focus their efforts.

Minorities

Minorities in Auburn are poorer than their white counterparts with the highest poverty rates occurring with pacific islanders at 51.33 percent. The majority of Auburn residents are white with 68.2 percent reporting to be white alone. The second largest reported race is Hispanics at 14.4 percent. While only 9.72 percent of whites live in poverty, 29.33 percent of Hispanics live below the poverty line. Since poverty is linked to mental illness, this indicates that metal health issues are very common among Hispanics living in Auburn. Additionally, only 56.77 percent of Hispanic students graduate from high school. There is a strong correlation between youth mental illness and high school dropout rates, which reveals Hispanic youths are likely struggling with mental illnesses as well.

Substance Abuse

King County, including Auburn, has seen a rise in substance abuse issues with the rate of fatal overdoses rising by 58 percent. Opiates are the main type of drug to blame, especially heroin. Auburn specifically experiences an 85.21 percent increase in the amount of heroin the Auburn Police Department seized from 2014 to 2015 and a 24.21 increase in cases that involved a controlled substance from 2012 to 2016. Substance abuse issues are often linked to mental health issues. People who suffer from a mental illness might try to self-medicate by taking drugs, which can lead to addiction, homelessness, and other severe consequences.

The Challenge of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Auburn, Washington

Residents in Auburn experiencing a mental health issue struggle to find treatment for their problems. The stigma surrounding mental health, lack of access to care, and no insurance are some of the factors that can prevent someone from receiving assistance from a mental health provider. In Washington as a whole, there are 330 residents per every provider. The number of providers available to citizens countrywide is only expected to get worse as more psychiatrists near their retirement and less professionals are willing to enter the field.  In Auburn, 10.8 percent of the population does not have health insurance which can contribute to cost being a barrier for people who are trying to get treatment for mental illnesses. The consequences of people not receiving care is severe with issues including suicide, substance abuse, and homelessness.

Find a Therapist in Auburn

Residents of Auburn living with mental illnesses can find the help they need locating a therapist by visiting E-Counseling. Their easy-to-use website includes a directory of therapists available to people in Auburn, Washington and other surrounding areas. Check out the site today, and make the decision to change your life for the better and battle your mental health issues with the help of a qualified professional near you!