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
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 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.