Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Bellevue, Washington

Find a therapist in Bellevue, Washington  that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Bellevue 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

Wendy Henner

MA,LPC,LMHC
25 years experience
Greeting and welcome to Better Help! My name is Wendy Henner and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Arizona and Oregon, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from San Francisco State University, and my Master of Arts degree, specializing in Applied Behavioral Science and Systems Counseling, from Bastyr University. For the past 20 years, I... Read More
Greeting and welcome to Better Help! My name is Wendy Henner and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Arizona and Oregon, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington. I received my Bachelor... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:25 years

Nicole Giron

MA,LMHC
10 years experience
Hello, my name is Nicole Giron and I am a licensed mental health counselor. I am so glad that you have taken the first step on this journey. I would be honored to be by your side cheering you on. I have worked with many people over the years who have found themselves in the same place you are. You are not alone! I have ten years of experience working in a variety of settings... Read More
Hello, my name is Nicole Giron and I am a licensed mental health counselor. I am so glad that you have taken the first step on this journey. I would be honored to be by your side cheering you on.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Dr. Ilyas Jaraysa

D,Min,Past,Care,and,Counseling
30 years experience
I am licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have a doctorate degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling in addition to three other Master's degrees. I have been working as therapist and counselor for more than 30 years in Palestine/Israel, Ecuador and USA. I am fluent in English, Spanish and Arabic and have profound experience and sensitivity to cross cultural relationship. In my 30 years and more of working as counselor and university professor I was able... Read More
I am licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have a doctorate degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling in addition to three other Master's degrees. I have been working as therapist and counselor for more than 30 years in Palestine/Israel, Ecuador and... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish,Arabic
  • Experience:30 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

Amanda Mott

LCSW,QCSW
12 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker who graduated from the University of Denver in 2007. Since graduating I have worked in a variety of settings with a wide range of clients from children to adults. I have helped people with numerous issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and anxiety. I have special training in counseling those who have been through traumatic experiences both in school and in trainings since.... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker who graduated from the University of Denver in 2007. Since graduating I have worked in a variety of settings with a wide range of clients from children to adults. I have helped... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:12 years

Dr. Robert Egbert

Ph.D.,LMHC
30 years experience
I am an older counselor/therapist with over 30 years of experience and have worked with a variety of issues over those years. I hold a PH.D. in Counseling Psychology from the Union Institute and an ED.D. from Temple University. I have been a school counselor and family therapist for many of those years so am comfortable working with all ages. Some of those issue include depression, anxiety, ADHD and other learning and... Read More
I am an older counselor/therapist with over 30 years of experience and have worked with a variety of issues over those years. I hold a PH.D. in Counseling Psychology from the Union Institute and an ED.D. from Temple University.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:30 years

Edwin Wea

M.A.,L.M.H.C.
20 years experience
I am a licensed mental health counselor, in the State of Washington for over 20 years. I am trained in multiple modalities: cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivation interviewing, client-centered therapy, rational-emotive therapy and hypnotherapy. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, couple's counseling, family therapy. I specialize in working with multicultural individuals and blended families. I am a minority mental health specialist for African Americans. I have experience... Read More
I am a licensed mental health counselor, in the State of Washington for over 20 years. I am trained in multiple modalities: cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivation interviewing, client-centered therapy, rational-emotive therapy and hypnotherapy. I have experience working with anxiety,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Jennifer Wolman

LMFT
10 years experience
I am honored to be a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington state and have a private practice, Beacon of Light Family Counseling in Yakima WA. I have over 10 years of experience working with children as young as 7 years old. I enjoy working with adolescents, couples, individuals and families. In 1999 I received my Bachelor of Arts at the University of Washington in Psychology and in 2002 I... Read More
I am honored to be a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington state and have a private practice, Beacon of Light Family Counseling in Yakima WA. I have over 10 years of experience working with children as... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Bellevue, Washington

There are many advantages to living in Bellevue, Washington, a city of about 144,000 people located a few minutes away from the major metropolis Seattle. Over 95% of Bellevue’s residents have earned at least a high school diploma (or its equivalent, the GED), according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that as of May 2018, Bellevue’s unemployment rate of 3% is lower than the state and national averages of 4.7% and 3.8%, respectively.

However, this part of the Pacific Northwest can pose unique challenges to people with mental illnesses such as depression.

Seasonal Depression in Bellevue, Washington

The Emerald City of Seattle — less than five miles away from the center of Bellevue — is also consistently referred to as the “rainy city.” Multiple news sources report that the Seattle metropolitan area (of which Bellevue is part) has the most or the second-most depressing weather in the United States. The fall and winter months are especially bad for precipitation, as only 28% of those days (on average) are sunny.

Seasonal depression, sometimes called the “winter blues” and professionally called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is a reality for some people who live in or near Bellevue. The late fall and the early winter are the times of the year in which people are much more likely to experience SAD symptoms, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

The further someone lives from the equator, the more likely they are to experience the classic symptoms of depression such as being unable to get out of bed and overeating, according to NIMH. Thus, people in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and New England are much more prone to experiencing depression in the months with less sunlight than people living in Florida.

Mental Health Statistics for Bellevue, Washington

According to a report from the American Psychological Association, the entire state of Washington has 2,950 active psychologists — one of the largest numbers in the Western region. Generally, a large number of active psychologists and other mental health professionals indicates that mental illness is prevalent throughout that state; this is clearly the case for Washington.

Unfortunately, the suicide rate has been steadily increasing in recent years  in all of Washington State, according to The Seattle Times. Suicide is the eighth-highest cause of death in the state, and the second-highest cause for Washington State residents between the ages of 15 and 34. The good news is that the Bellevue/Seattle area still has the lowest rate of completed suicides in the state. This may be attributed to the general fact the residents of rural areas are more likely to commit suicide than residents of urban areas, according to the newspaper.

However, SAMHSA reports that Washington State as a whole has mental illness prevalence rates that are on par with or slightly higher than the U.S. average. Washington’s percentage of major depressive episodes among children age 12-17 in 2013-14 were 12.1% — or 1.1% higher than the national average of 11% for the same period, according to SAMHSA’s State Behavioral report for 2015. The national and state averages for serious mental illnesses among adults for the same period were nearly identical at 4.4% and 4.2%, respectively.Washington

Mental Health Resources for Bellevue, Washington

A SAMHSA online search engine lists 13 facilities in Bellevue that offer inpatient and outpatient mental health services for children and adults. Bellevue also has 11 facilities that focus on substance abuse treatment.

It appears some Bellevue residents may also visit neighboring cities such as Seattle (approximately five miles away) and Kirkland (about four miles away) for their mental health treatment. SAMSHA lists an additional mental health treatment option in Kirkland as well as hundreds of choices in Seattle.

Some of the inpatient and outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment services available in Bellevue, Seattle, and Kirkland offer low-cost or free treatment to people with low income and/or no insurance. It is always worth asking for payment options, especially when visiting a center in which multiple counselors, therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists work.

Challenges of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Bellevue, Washington

This website is dedicated to helping people in Bellevue, Washington and every other U.S. city find the best mental health treatment possible.

Your health insurance company or employer probably has a service for mental healthcare referrals. However, you will undoubtedly end up exasperated after spending hours of your valuable time filling out forms that seem to ask every personal question possible. Also, providers recommended by your employer or health insurer usually have few or no appointments available.

Our directory helps you find a therapist in or near Bellevue, Washington. We provide mental health resources for residents of Bellevue, Washington who would like to have therapy or another type of service from a mental health care professional.