Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Kirkland, Washington

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

The residents of Kirkland, Washington, enjoy the notoriety of living in the sixth-largest city in King County. With Seattle and all its sights, such as Pike’s Place Market and Puget Sound less than 20 minutes away, it is little wonder that Kirkland’s population of 87,672 has grown nearly two percent over the last several years.

Kirkland also enjoys a booming economy, with technological, manufacturing, and healthcare industries providing jobs to the area’s residents. The average median household income is $95,939, which is nearly $35,000 over the national average of $61,372. The city also features a relatively low unemployment rate of 3.8 percent when compared to the rest of the country’s 5.2 percent, according to BestPlaces.net. However, despite the thriving economy, mental health issues in Kirkland and King County seem to be on the rise, and there are several factors that may be contributing to this troubling trend.

Mental Health Statistics for Kirkland

Mental illness in Washington is marked by a high rate of suicide, according to the Seattle Times. That same report noted that instances of suicide rose 17.1 percent between 2014 and 2016 and that suicides for every county in the state, including King County, have increased. Some factors that may be causing this phenomenon include:

  • A large population of Vietnam veterans in Kirkland who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder;
  • Inconsistent or absent mental health care for those suffering in silence;
  • Low-income families that do not have access to mental health treatment;
  • Divorced individuals struggling with housing or child custody matters.

The rise in suicides and other mental health problems in King County may also be the result of Washington’s struggle to treat them effectively. The state ranks 48th out of all 50 in the nation when it comes to mental health care, which points to obvious gaps in the system and problems with people getting the help they need.

The Challenges of Finding a Therapist in Kirkland

With a major city less than a 20-minute drive away, Kirkland’s residents have an array of choices when it comes to mental health care. However, reaching help may not be simple for everyone. 6.75 percent of the city’s population lives in poverty, and those who do likely do not own a vehicle or have consistent access to any other type of transportation. 5.4 percent are without health insurance, and health coverage offered through residents’ employers might not cover mental health services. The elderly, who have a high rate of suicide in King County, often have disabilities and other circumstances that limit their ability to find help for their mental illnesses.

The life expectancy in Kirkland is just over 80 years of age. However, in 2016, 10.5 percent of people reported that they experienced almost 15 poor mental health days per month and over 20 percent felt they were often in crisis. If nothing is done to reduce these numbers, the citywide suicide rate may climb again in the coming years.

Who Is at Risk?

While mental health issues can affect everyone, there are several groups in Kirkland that are particularly at risk. Children and adolescents are vulnerable and some triggers for potential problems include:

  • Parental divorce: 9.7 percent of all marriages in Washington State end in divorce and may have a negative impact on a child’s self-esteem and mental health;
  • Poverty: Nearly 20 percent of King County’s children live in low-income homes and whose parents likely have little access to proper health care;
  • A Lack of Support: Almost 25 percent of children in King County do not have parental support and struggle to navigate daily life alone, which can lead to the development of anxiety and depression.

Those who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder may feel increased symptoms of depression during the winter, when Seattle residents and those in the surrounding areas may not see the sun for many days in a row. Those who feel especially affected by SAD may try to handle their symptoms alone instead of seeking therapy to talk about their feelings, which may only lead to cyclic depression, apathy and sleep disorders.

Find a Therapist for Your Needs in Kirkland

Finding help and treatment for your mental health needs might be closer than you think. E-Counseling’s comprehensive directory can assist you with connecting to a therapist that suits your individual needs. You do not have to suffer in silence, especially when there are many mental health professionals available in Kirkland that can help you along the path back to wellness.