Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Federal Way, Washington

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