Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Kent, Washington

Find a therapist in Kent, Washington that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Kent to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Amy Plumb

LMHC, MAC, CCTP
10 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: 10 years

Holly Campbell

MA, LMHC
12 years experience
I am a master's level therapist with 12+ years of experience. The last 10 years, I have been working in private practice providing therapy to individuals dealing with challenges due to situational emotional distress as well as chronic clinical symptoms. I believe strongly that counseling is an effective tool for helping individuals explore, develop insight, and experience growth. I have expertise in working with anxiety, depression, low motivation, and challenges in focusing life... Read More
I am a master's level therapist with 12+ years of experience. The last 10 years, I have been working in private practice providing therapy to individuals dealing with challenges due to situational emotional distress as well as chronic clinical... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Carly Stevens

MA, LPC, (TX), LMHC, (WA)
3 years experience
I am Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and I have worked in mental health for the last 6 years. I have a Master’s degree in Counseling from St. Edwards University and I’m a few semesters away from finishing my PhD in Counselor Education from the University of North Texas. I live and work in Seattle with my partner and my dog while I’m finishing up school. I approach counseling from a Relational-Cultural perspective... Read More
I am Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and I have worked in mental health for the last 6 years. I have a Master’s degree in Counseling from St. Edwards University and I’m a few semesters away from finishing... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Melissa Dewlen

M.Ed, LPCC, RPT
5 years experience
Hello! I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Washington, Colorado, and New Mexico. I have worked with many populations including children, adolescents, families, and individual adults. I have also worked in a variety of settings including agency/office, schools, and military installations. I typically operate from the humanistic perspective in which I believe that you are the expert of you and that you already have the ability within you to overcome the most challenging times.... Read More
Hello! I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Washington, Colorado, and New Mexico. I have worked with many populations including children, adolescents, families, and individual adults. I have also worked in a variety of settings including agency/office, schools, and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Barnaby Denison

MS, LMHC, LPC
9 years experience
No matter how great your suffering is, I welcome the opportunity to be with you, listen, and support you in bringing about the change you seek. I believe that change is always possible, even when we feel stuck; sometimes those are the times we can bring about the most profound changes! Mindfulness and compassion will be central in our work together, to help bring about the change you are looking for. Originally from the UK,... Read More
No matter how great your suffering is, I welcome the opportunity to be with you, listen, and support you in bringing about the change you seek. I believe that change is always possible, even when we feel stuck; sometimes those... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Dan Paulsen

MA, LMHC, PCC
10 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Life Coach who specializes in helping you overcome emotional and mental pain and to bring you out of the darkness into the light of hope, peace, and purpose. I have over 10 years experience in working with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, anger, OCD, disappointment, burnout, being stuck, out of balance, and being out of sync with yourself and others in your life. The therapy approaches... Read More
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Life Coach who specializes in helping you overcome emotional and mental pain and to bring you out of the darkness into the light of hope, peace, and purpose. I have... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Maiah Merino

LMHC
20 years experience
Hello! I am Maiah Merino and I am a licensed mental health counselor. I was trained as a Family Systems Therapist, meaning, I acknowledge the familial stories that were passed down and look at how those may be shaping your current narrative. I am Person-Centered, listening and following your lead as we develop goals and practices together that support your Counseling experience. I also utilize Creative Arts, Mindfulness, Narrative (stories and... Read More
Hello! I am Maiah Merino and I am a licensed mental health counselor. I was trained as a Family Systems Therapist, meaning, I acknowledge the familial stories that were passed down and look at how those may be... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Jillian Hopkins

MA, LPC, LMHC
35 years experience
I am a licensed psychotherapist with over 35 years of experience working with individuals, couples and groups. Trained in integrated behavioral health, mind/body health, meditation, mindfulness, family systems, couple's counseling, narrative coaching, trauma work, hypnotherapy, psychosynthesis, expressive arts and equine-assisted therapy, my approach is to help you meet your challenges with confidence, grit and grace. We'll also explore core beliefs and how these self-beliefs may be restricting your ability to live... Read More
I am a licensed psychotherapist with over 35 years of experience working with individuals, couples and groups. Trained in integrated behavioral health, mind/body health, meditation, mindfulness, family systems, couple's counseling, narrative coaching, trauma work, hypnotherapy, psychosynthesis, expressive arts and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 35 years

Amanda Manning

LPC, LMHC, NCC
11 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Washington. I am currently located in Spokane, WA. I have provided individual and group counseling to adults for the last 10 years. I graduated from Marymount University with degrees in Forensic Psychology and Counseling. I have worked with adults experiencing mental illness such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, borderline personality disorder and substance abuse issues in... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Washington. I am currently located in Spokane, WA. I have provided individual and group counseling to adults for the last 10 years. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Evelyn Herman

LMHC, M.A.
32 years experience
Greetings! My name is Evelyn Herman, and I am happy to meet you in this way. I have a Masters Degree in Integrative Psychology (Mind-Body-Emotions-Spirit) and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State, with 32 years of counseling experience. It is important to me in our work together to always create a safe space where you are confident that whatever you need to share will be received with compassion and without... Read More
Greetings! My name is Evelyn Herman, and I am happy to meet you in this way. I have a Masters Degree in Integrative Psychology (Mind-Body-Emotions-Spirit) and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State, with 32 years... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 32 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Kent, Washington

The city of Kent, Washington is the sixth-largest in the state, with a reported population of over 128,000, according to 2017 U.S. Census data. It is located in King County, the most populous in the state, and is approximately 20 miles from both Seattle and Tacoma, two of the state’s three largest metropolitan areas.

Kent’s median household income of $61,033 surpassed the national average by about $3,000 for the period 2012-2016. However, more than 15% of individuals were still estimated to be living below the poverty line, per the Census Bureau’s 2016 American Community Survey. That survey also indicated that 7.3% of persons under 65 were living with a disability in Kent, and nearly 14% did not possess health insurance.

Individually or in conjunction, the above factors can contribute to numerous mental health problems, including depression, anxiety and other stress-related disorders.

Mental Health Resources in Kent

Mental Health America suggests that Washington faces a higher prevalence of mental illness than most of the country. As of November 2018, the state ranked 10th-highest in the U.S. in frequency of mental health issues, but just 22nd in access to care. Some factors in determining this statistic include:

  • Adults whose psychiatric needs were not met, or who did not receive any treatment;
  • Uninsured and/or disabled adults who could not afford services;
  • Minors receiving inconsistent or no treatment;
  • Children whose insurance did not cover mental health needs;
  • Insufficient availability of mental health workers.

In response to these challenges, Governor Jay Inslee signed a March 2018 bill to help improve substance abuse and mental health care throughout the state. A primary goal is the integration of mental health care with existing physical services, which would potentially provide treatment options to more individuals and focus on the benefits of preventative care.

Washington’s supplemental budget for 2018 also earmarked more than $10 million for enhanced drug abuse services, $1 million for expanded outpatient programs and $69 million to improve general mental health treatment throughout the state. These investments do represent a positive shift, but in some regards, they merely offset an 8% dip in funding for psychiatric services that occurred the previous year, per the Seattle Times.

Kent Faces Varied Mental Health Problems

There are many reasons for King County’s varied mental health challenges. Above-average rates in poverty, poor availability of treatment services and even language barriers are just a few examples of contributing factors.

Washington state’s reported uninsured rate was two points lower than the U.S. average as of 2016, at 7% versus 9% nationwide. However, a large concentration of foreign language-speaking households might explain why many still don’t receive the care they need. Research by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality suggests that a lack of English language proficiency can impede access to all forms of health care. The study also finds negative disparities in employment, education and health insurance for this segment of the population.

Over half of those living in Kent from 2012-16 identified as minority or mixed race, including 11% African-American, 16.4% Latin or Hispanic and 18.5% Asian. Overall, more than 28% of the city’s residents were reportedly born outside of the United States, and nearly 40% primarily spoke non-English languages at home.

The Challenge of Finding a Therapist in Kent, Washington

One of the foremost obstacles in addressing mental illness is poor accessibility of services. Crosscut referenced an American Hospital Association survey in 2016 that revealed Washington state as one of the worst in terms of treatment availability. The study found that fewer than 10 psychiatric beds were available for every 100,000 persons in the state, a number that ranked above only New Mexico and Colorado.

The same article does note recent court rulings designed to mitigate this problem. In itself, however, the necessity for such hearings indicates how difficult it can be for cities to make positive gains, with respect to mental health services.

Help is Available in Kent

Overcoming any type of health challenge often begins with finding a qualified therapist. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance to overcome mental health issues, please refer to the E-Counseling therapist directory. It’s an easy way to locate professionals in your area, complete with a breakdown of each provider’s specialties, credentials and experience. View profiles, read reviews and make contact right from your preferred device. Find the help you need and start on the road to recovery today.