Bellevue, Washington Therapists

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.

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Michael Kaufman
LCSW, LICSW
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Seattle, Washington

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Washington, Arizona

Degree and Experience: I received my Masters degree in Social Work at Arizona State University, and my Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology, Philosophy and Sculpture) at the University of Arizona. From 2009 to 2015 I...
Joshua Gates
LMFT, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Puyallup, Washington

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Washington

Joshua Gates is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Puyallup, WA. With over 10 years experience as a marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate...
In-Person Sessions:

Seattle, Washington

I am a licensed clinical social worker with the State of Washington (No. LW60622059). My nine years of clinical experience includes providing therapy to adults, adolescents, couples, and families. I have a Master of Social Work degree from Smith...
Scott Alpert
LMFT, PsyD, CDP
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Washington

Dr. Scott Alpert has worked at the first Mental Health Urgent Care Center in the country and treated over 7,000 people in a ten year period there. He has written two self-help books. He is a lecturer and has appeared on National Radio. His education...
Laura Humpf
LMFT, C-IAYT
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Washington

Laura Humpf is passionate about supporting folks heal the effects of individual, collective, intergenerational and systemic trauma as well as cultivating and nourishing resilience. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in...
In-Person Sessions:

Seattle, Washington

I specialize in issues pertaining to identity, sexuality and the relationships in our lives. I believe we have the right to make choices about our own bodies and the relationships that we choose. Having a place to talk through your thoughts about...
In-Person Sessions:

Seattle, Washington

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Washington

Hello! I have been a Social Worker for 23 years and have been lucky enough to learn so much from my years of both occupational and personal experience, as well as my education. Providing therapy was the natural next step in my career and it has been...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Washington

Hello, my name is Helen Ward. I have a Master in Social Work degree from Walla Walla University. I graduated in 2000 and have been practicing in the field of social work ever since. I have been blessed with the opportunity to work in many different...
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Seattle, Washington

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Washington, California

Dezryelle Arcieri is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT # 86685 CA / #60608697 WA) and Certified Yoga Instructor (200hr YTT) based out of Seattle, WA., who provides services in both Washington State and California. Ms. Arcieri...
In-Person Sessions:

Seattle, Washington

I am a Licensed Clinician Social Worker (LICSW) in the state of Washington. My focus has been in health care: working within the healthcare system as well as understanding the impact that illness has on quality of life. I believe in a mind-body...

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.