Burien, Washington Therapists

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Seattle, Washington

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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...
Joshua Gates
LMFT, MA
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Puyallup, Washington

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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...
Michael Kaufman
LCSW, LICSW
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Seattle, Washington

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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...
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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...
Laura Humpf
LMFT, C-IAYT
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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...
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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

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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...
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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
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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...
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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 Burien, Washington

As of July 2018, a total of 51,908 residents call Burien, Washington their home. The city is located in King County has experienced significant growth since 2010. It features the newly completed Town Square area, which includes a senior living area, a library, apartments, condos, retail buildings, and Town Square Park. The city is less than a ten-minute drive from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and the city offers easy access to large neighboring cities such as Seattle, Bellevue, and Tacoma. Burien has several hospitals, schools, and art and cultural centers. However, many people have a long commute with 28.9 minutes being the mean travel time to work.

There are more men than women living in Burien, and the median age of residents is 38 years old. Approximately 2,709 veterans live in the city. Burien values the ethnic diversity of its residents, with 57 percent white residents, 24.6 Hispanic residents, 12.8 percent Asian residents, and 8 percent African American residents. 24.7 percent of people were born outside the United States and 36.2 percent speak a language other than English at home.

The poverty rate of the city is 13.6 percent and the median household income is $62,315. While 9.6 percent of the population is living with a disability, 13 percent of people do not have health insurance. Additionally, the high school graduation rate is 81.5 percent.

Mental Health Statistics in Burien, Washington

Millions of Americans struggle with their mental health, including individuals that live in Burien. While many more people are beginning to recognize that one’s mental health is just as important as one’s physical health, there are still many people struggling to get the care they need. The consequences of not receiving treatment are problematic. From suicide and substance abuse to homelessness to incarceration, untreated mental illness has a severe effect on individuals, their families, and the communities in which they live. The people of Burien are not immune to these consequences and face unique struggles. The following statistics can help enlighten people on what the mental health situation is like in the area:

  • In King County, 4 percent of adults report severe psychological distress and 30 percent of youths report depressive feelings. Homosexual and bisexual adults in the community were twice more likely than heterosexual individuals to experience psychological distress.
  • 24 percent of school-age youths in King County report having had used alcohol, marijuana, painkillers, or any other illicit drugs. Drug use was most prevalent among surveyed Hispanic students.
  • The number of overdose deaths in King County increased from 244 in 2010 to 332 in 2016. The number of overdose deaths has increased for prescription opioids, heroin, and methamphetamine.
  • Between the years 2011 and 2015, the suicide rate for King County was 12.2 deaths per 100,000 people. This rate was highest for American Indians and Alaska Natives, which was followed closely by white residents. The rate of suicide hospitalizations was much higher for those living in high poverty.
  • Mental health was a leading cause of hospitalizations for both adults and children of both genders. There were a total of 10,699 adult hospitalizations due to mental illness from 2011 to 2015.
  • 9 percent of residents in Burien are currently divorced. 13.1 percent of women are divorced compared to 10.8 percent of men. American Indians have the highest rate of divorce at 24.9 percent.
  • King County has a severe homeless issue. The most recent count found 11,199 homeless individuals in the area. Approximately 1,432 of the homeless population has substance abuse disorder, and 47 percent of adults were unsheltered. While there has been a decrease in homelessness among white and Hispanic populations, all other ethnic groups saw an increase. Women now make up 40 percent of the population as opposed to 33 percent in the previous year.

Mental Health Resources

Seeking help is an essential step in recovering from mental illness. If you are ready to seek treatment or are experiencing a mental health crisis, there are many resources to look into. Here are a few numbers to call in Burien depending on your particular needs.