Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Federal Way, Washington

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Margaret Gibb

Margaret Gibb, LMHC

10 years experience
Hello! I am happy that you are here. Counseling is a great first step to help making life changes. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State. I have over 10 years of experience working with individuals of all ages. I have provided therapy for a wide range of issues including treating Depression, Anxiety, family and parenting difficulties, stress management and addressing life changes. I have extensive experience in the treatment of Read More...
Hello! I am happy that you are here. Counseling is a great first step to help making life changes. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State. I have over 10 years of experience working with individuals Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Lynne  Rutstein

Lynne Rutstein, LCSW, CASAC

24 years experience
My name is Lynne Rutstein and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse counselor. I have a BA from Syracuse University , a Masters Degree in Social Work from NYU , completed my addiction training at The New School for Social Research , did my fellowship at NYU Medical School for psychoanalysis and attended CCDBT in NYC for DBT therapy. I have Read More...
My name is Lynne Rutstein and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse counselor. I have a BA from Syracuse University , a Masters Degree in Social Work from NYU Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 24 years


Megan Balcarczyk

Megan Balcarczyk, LMHC

6 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York, and earned my Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2012. I have a total of 6 years counseling experience during which I have worked with a wide variety of individuals, including those dealing with issues of substance abuse, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, mood disorders, and psychotic disorders. My counseling Read More...
Welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York, and earned my Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2012. I have a total of Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Jessica Scott

Jessica Scott, MA, LMHC

7 years experience
Congratulations on taking the first step in what can seem like a daunting process. Finding a therapist can seem overwhelming and it’s important that you connect with someone you can trust, someone you don’t feel judged by and someone who will be equally invested in your growth. I understand the stressors, barriers and mental/emotional blocks that can make it a challenge for us to unlock our potential and live our best lives, but I also believe Read More...
Congratulations on taking the first step in what can seem like a daunting process. Finding a therapist can seem overwhelming and it’s important that you connect with someone you can trust, someone you don’t feel judged by and someone who Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Aryeh Minkin

Aryeh Minkin, LMFT

5 years experience
Are you feeling down? Are there relationship issues in your life? Perhaps there's problems with your child, spouse, partner, family member or friend. I will work with you to meet your specific needs. My name is Aryeh (pronounced AR-yay.) I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in New York. I help people understand and cope with a variety of mild, moderate or severe life circumstances and/or emotional, behavioral or cognitive concerns. I specialize Read More...
Are you feeling down? Are there relationship issues in your life? Perhaps there's problems with your child, spouse, partner, family member or friend. I will work with you to meet your specific needs. My name is Aryeh (pronounced AR-yay.) Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years


Vicki Wolfe

Vicki Wolfe, LMHC, CASAC

13 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor in New York State. I mostly have experience in working with adults. I also have experience working with couples and families. Some clinical issues I have the most experience in include substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and stress management. My main focus in my treatment approach centers around the establishment of a therapeutic relationship with the person I'm working with. I Read More...
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor in New York State. I mostly have experience in working with adults. I also have experience working with couples and families. Some clinical issues I have Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years


Dr. Sarah Leclerc

Dr. Sarah Leclerc, PsyD

6 years experience
Hello there! I am from Haiti and have lived in various parts of the US-- NYC, Southern California for my doctorate, North Carolina for my pre-doc internship, and Upstate NY for my post doc internship. I chose to be a mental health professional because I value providing a safe space for individuals, in which they can be themselves, and explore the complex nature of who they are and who they are becoming. I tend to Read More...
Hello there! I am from Haiti and have lived in various parts of the US-- NYC, Southern California for my doctorate, North Carolina for my pre-doc internship, and Upstate NY for my post doc internship. I chose to be a Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Staci Davis

Staci Davis, RLCSW

25 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years experience. I have an active private practice and work with a variety of mental health concerns. I have extensive experience working with teenagers and families. I can offer a flexible schedule and am eager to help clients manage stress in their lives. I have experience with parenting issues, relationship issues and couples counseling. I can offer stress management strategies Read More...
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years experience. I have an active private practice and work with a variety of mental health concerns. I have extensive experience working with teenagers and families. I Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years


Victoria Hammer

Victoria Hammer, LMHC

8 years experience
I am a licensed mental health counselor in New York with over 8 years of experience working as a therapist and care manager. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, life changes and career challenges. I also helped many young adults with navigating the specific challenges faced when graduating from college, finding a job and navigating the next phase of their lives. My counseling style is Read More...
I am a licensed mental health counselor in New York with over 8 years of experience working as a therapist and care manager. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Kathryn Clavin Vunkannon

Kathryn Clavin Vunkannon, LCSW, CASAC

7 years experience
Hello, I’m Kathryn. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC). I have over 7 years in the field of social work, with experience in the following areas: Abuse Addiction Adolescents Adults Alcohol and Drug Abuse Anger Management Bipolar Disorder Borderline Personality Codependency Coping Skills Depression & Anxiety Divorce/Separation/Breaking up Domestic/partner violence Eating Disorders Family and/or Relationship Conflict Goal Management Grief HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C Issues Related to Parenting LGBTQ Life Coaching Narcissistic Personality Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Peer Relationships School issues Self Esteem Sex Therapy Spirituality Stress Management Suicidal Ideation Trauma and PTSD Mission Statement: Conquering Challenges, through motivation, Read More...
Hello, I’m Kathryn. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC). I have over 7 years in the field of social work, with experience in the following areas: Abuse Addiction Adolescents Adults Alcohol and Drug Abuse Anger Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


An Overview of Mental Health in Federal Way, Washington

Federal Way, Washington, enjoys a beautiful location on the coast of Puget Sound. It is part of King County and the Seattle metropolitan area. The 2015 United States Census set the population of Federal Way at 95,171. The median household income for the city is $58,855, roughly equal to the average for the United States as a whole, though approximately 13.5 percent of the population lives at or below the federal poverty line. The average temperatures are cooler than the average for the United States as a whole; however, days can be very humid, and the area sees fewer days of sunshine each year.

The diversity of King County and Federal Way specifically is important to note.

  • The percentage of people of color in the population is 28.7 percent, higher than the national average of 22.1 percent. Particularly, the percentage of those in Federal Way who classify themselves as Black or Hispanic is higher than the state average.
  • The percentage of foreign-born residents is 20.3 percent, while the average for the United States as a whole is 12.9 percent.
  • More than one language is spoken in 25.4 percent of the homes in Federal Way.

In terms of the mental health of the residents of Federal Way, the indicators show that the citizens of this city don’t fare as well as their counterparts in other cities. The King County City Health Profile Federal Way updated in March 2016 found these facts:

  • Federal Way has a higher rate of residents who report frequent mental distress than the county or the state.
  • Federal Way also has a higher rate of residents who report regularly having poor mental health days.
  • Suicide in Federal Way is one of the top ten causes of death.
  • The crime rate in Federal Way, one of the indicators of a community’s mental health needs, is higher than the national average at 477.6 compared to 454.3.

Mental Health Services Available in Federal Way, Washington

The King County Mental Health Plan as published by the University of Washington describes a comprehensive array of mental health services including crisis service, residential treatment, inpatient, and outpatient.

  • Crisis services include a toll-free hotline, on call workers, and a triage unit outside the hospital setting. Professionals perform a complete assessment to stabilize the client and then make appropriate referrals for services, including hospitalization when necessary.
  • Residential treatment facilities help those dealing with a mental health condition the opportunity to develop the skills to one day live independently. These locations are staffed around the clock with professionals who help clients learn to take medications on schedule, prepare meals for themselves, and interact with others appropriately in social situations.
  • Inpatient services differ from residential in that they are generally short term stays of no more than 10 days. The goal is to stabilize those experiencing a temporary mental health crisis. Inpatient facilities serve both children and adults.
  • Outpatient services are designed for those who can function on a day-to-day basis in the community with the help of supportive in-home skills building. Outpatient assistance generally lasts from six months to one year, but they can be extended if a demonstrated need still exists. Some typical components are case management, medication management, family counseling, and individual therapy.

Of course, all of these services are in addition to those available through providers in private practice.

Divorce and the Need for Mental Health Services

The dissolving of a marriage and splitting up of a family are difficult circumstances to navigate, especially if children are involved. Approximately 13 percent of the residents of Federal Way report their marital status as divorced. When faced with such life-changing circumstances, many people seek out mental health services for the first time in their lives.

Finding the Help You Need

If you or someone you care about needs help with improving his or her mental health condition, it can be difficult to identify the right provider. Mental health professionals vary in credentials, specialization, experience, and philosophy. The directory at E-Counseling.com is a helpful place to start. Not only can you find all the specifics about the providers listed. You can also read a biography written by that clinician to help you decide if this is someone you would like to work with or not. Mental health services are very personal, and you don’t want to get help from just anyone. Do your homework ahead of time to get the most out of your relationship with your therapist.