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
11 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:11 years

Dr. Margaret Robertson

DMin,LPC,LMHC
13 years experience
I am a retired Navy Chaplain with 10 years of enlisted service and 8 years as a chaplain. I retired in 2008 and then worked as a mental health crisis worker and worked in private practice, then I housed homeless Veterans. I have a wide variety of experiences with many different types of people in many different situations. My expertise is in crisis and trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety and severe mental disorders.... Read More
I am a retired Navy Chaplain with 10 years of enlisted service and 8 years as a chaplain. I retired in 2008 and then worked as a mental health crisis worker and worked in private practice, then I housed... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:13 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

Jeff Gishkin

LPC,LISAC,NCC
30 years experience
Jeff Gishkin Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor, Nationally Certified Diplomate in Clinical Hypnotherapy. I hold a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Arizona State University and graduated from Adelphi University with a BA in Psychology. I attended the Albert Ellis Institute of Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and the Milton Erickson Institute of Hypnotherapy and am a recognized expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for behavioral health, substance use issues... Read More
Jeff Gishkin Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor, Nationally Certified Diplomate in Clinical Hypnotherapy. I hold a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Arizona State University and graduated from Adelphi University with a BA in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:30 years

Kristina Durene

MA,LMHC
6 years experience
Hello! My name is Kristina Durene. I am a mental health counselor licensed in the state of Washington with approximately 11 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, interpersonal and relationship issues, parenting and family problems, career challenges, and health and wellness challenges. I have worked with many individuals who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. In... Read More
Hello! My name is Kristina Durene. I am a mental health counselor licensed in the state of Washington with approximately 11 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked with clients with a wide range... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Deanna Saelee

LMHC
9 years experience
My name is Deanna and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington. I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University - Seattle and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Eastern Washington University. My experience has been providing therapy services to children, youth, and families in underserved communities. Most of my training has focused on working with individuals who have experienced trauma and relationship issues. I have also had... Read More
My name is Deanna and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington. I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University - Seattle and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Eastern Washington University. My... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

Tiffany Savoy

MA,LMHC
3 years experience
You have taken the toughest step by deciding to speak to a therapist! Together we can work on strategies to move you toward a happier, more peaceful life. My name is Tiffany and I have been a therapist for the past two decades (post-licensure 3 years). I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in Washington. Additionally, I hold a master’s level certification in substance abuse counseling. My previous jobs include providing... Read More
You have taken the toughest step by deciding to speak to a therapist! Together we can work on strategies to move you toward a happier, more peaceful life. My name is Tiffany and I have been a therapist for the... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Kristalene Stormer

LICSW
3 years experience
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 a independent clinical social worker licensed in the state of Washington . I have worked in this field... Read More
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... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 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!