Lakewood, Washington Therapists

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Seattle, Washington

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Washington, California

Dezryelle Arcieri is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT # 86685 CA / #60608697 WA) and Certified Yoga Instructor (200hr YTT) based out of Seattle, WA., who provides services in both Washington State and California. Ms. Arcieri...
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Washington

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, working with couples, families, parenting, and individuals in Vancouver, Washington. I work collaboratively with clients to find their strengths and point out how to use those strengths to find...
Scott Alpert
LMFT, PsyD, CDP
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Washington

Dr. Scott Alpert has worked at the first Mental Health Urgent Care Center in the country and treated over 7,000 people in a ten year period there. He has written two self-help books. He is a lecturer and has appeared on National Radio. His education...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Washington, Oregon

It is my belief that people find their problems to be oppressive and they desire relief from them. I work from a systemic perspective and believe that symptoms are created and sustained through habits, cycles, and through the meaning one makes of...
Russ Silverberg
LPCMH 3, LPC
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Scottsdale, Arizona

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Arizona, Washington

Greetings! I’m Russ Silverberg. Professionally, I suppose I’m actually Russ Silverberg, DBH, MSC, NCC, LPC, LMHC. But ‘Dr. Russ’ is easier, right? Translating all those initials into English: • Doctor of Behavioral Health • Master of...
Michael Unruh
LMHC, LCPC, MA
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Idaho, Washington

Hello, during this time of great uncertainty, I am offering telephone or online sessions for all clients and all groups. I have journeyed with clients who are adult men,struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, sexual addiction and...
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Texas, Washington

Licensed in TX, WA, ID, OR. I have made my home and established a private practice in the Pacific Northwest. Through my work, I am committed to helping people overcome addictions to alcohol and drugs, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and other...
Laura Humpf
LMFT, C-IAYT
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Washington

Laura Humpf is passionate about supporting folks heal the effects of individual, collective, intergenerational and systemic trauma as well as cultivating and nourishing resilience. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Washington

Hello, my name is Helen Ward. I have a Master in Social Work degree from Walla Walla University. I graduated in 2000 and have been practicing in the field of social work ever since. I have been blessed with the opportunity to work in many different...
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Seattle, Washington

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Washington

Hello! I have been a Social Worker for 23 years and have been lucky enough to learn so much from my years of both occupational and personal experience, as well as my education. Providing therapy was the natural next step in my career and it has been...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Washington

I’m Jeffrey Jarrett, M.A., LMFT, and I am a therapist/counselor in Spokane. I attended UCLA and Pepperdine graduate school before finishing my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, Santa Barbara. As a pre-licensed intern...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Washington

I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to treat anxiety, depression, and poor self-esteem. I also help process grief and how to move forward after a loss, help with difficult life transitions or relationship issues. I would love to help you...
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Seattle, Washington

I am a Licensed Clinician Social Worker (LICSW) in the state of Washington. My focus has been in health care: working within the healthcare system as well as understanding the impact that illness has on quality of life. I believe in a mind-body...
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Oregon, Washington

Camille Holland, an honor’s graduate from Capella University with a master of science degree in mental health counseling, is a board certified pre-licensed mental health care professional. She holds credentials to practice therapy throughout the...
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Seattle, Washington

I specialize in issues pertaining to identity, sexuality and the relationships in our lives. I believe we have the right to make choices about our own bodies and the relationships that we choose. Having a place to talk through your thoughts about...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Washington

I offer compassionate and holistic counseling for people struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, shame, addiction, and relationship challenges. I believe struggle is part of the human experience that serves as a catalyst for healing and...
Ashlie Unruh
LCPC, MA, LMHC
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Idaho, Washington

During the Covid-19 crisis my office is closed, but I am still conducting sessions through telephone or secure video. I have journeyed with adults experiencing a wide variety of issues, in practice for 15+ years. Although I spend time exploring the...
Laura Garrett
LPC, NCC, CAC III
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Colorado, Washington

Laura Garrett is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado and Washington, a National Certified Counselor and Certified Addictions Counselor in Fort Collins Colorado. She has over 20 years of experience working with individuals,...
Samantha Auclair
MS, CRC, NCC, LPC Intern, LMHCA
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Oregon, Washington

Have you experienced hardship that still affects you today? If your past seems to follow you around, control your emotions, affect your relationships, and repeat itself in the same old patterns, I can help. I specialize in treating trauma,...
Kala Lyman
LMHC, L.P.C
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Vancouver, Washington

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Washington, Oregon

MY APPROACH ​ I am passionate about assisting individuals & families on their journey through life's challenging moments. I strive to assist individuals in finding fulfillment, engagement & empowerment in their life. While our past experiences &...
Michael Kaufman
LCSW, LICSW
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Seattle, Washington

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Washington, Arizona

Degree and Experience: I received my Masters degree in Social Work at Arizona State University, and my Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology, Philosophy and Sculpture) at the University of Arizona. From 2009 to 2015 I...
Joshua Gates
LMFT, MA
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Puyallup, Washington

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Washington

Joshua Gates is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Puyallup, WA. With over 10 years experience as a marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate...
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Washington, Georgia

As a passionate therapist my aim is to increase each individual's well-being and mental health, to resolve or mitigate troublesome behaviors, thoughts, or emotions, and to improve relationships and social functioning. My goal is to empower my...
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Seattle, Washington

I am a licensed clinical social worker with the State of Washington (No. LW60622059). My nine years of clinical experience includes providing therapy to adults, adolescents, couples, and families. I have a Master of Social Work degree from Smith...

An Overview of Mental Health in Lakewood, Washington

Located in Pierce County, Lakewood, Washington has a population of 60,296, which is split exactly in half between males and females. As the name of the city suggests, Lakewood is located partly on the north shore of American Lake and includes American Lake Park for residents to enjoy swimming and boating. Residents and visitors alike can also learn about the city’s history by visiting Fort Steilacoom Park, the city’s largest park which includes large shelters, baseball and soccer fields, a dog park, a large playground, and the Discovery Trail system.

Although residents in Lakewood are able to enjoy a wide range of outdoor recreational activities which can help benefit both their physical and mental health, the community is struggling in many ways. For instance, the cost of living is much higher than the average for cities around the United States with an index of 123.3. In addition, the median household income in Lakewood is at $47,636 which is lower than the national average. With a poverty rate of 19.3 percent, Lakewood also has a higher percentage of residents living in poverty than what is seen at both a state and national level.

Apart from these financial issues, Lakewood also has extremely high crime rates. In fact, the city’s overall crime rate of 54 for every one thousand residents is one of the highest in the United States. Both violent and property crime rates are higher in Lakewood than what is experienced in the rest of Washington. The city is also known for a police shooting in 2009 which resulted in the death of four police officers in a coffee shop. The event was the most deadly attack of law enforcement in Washington and the second deadliest in the United States.

Both high levels of poverty and high crime rates can be an indicator for mental health issues within a community.  Poverty can have a negative effect on one’s mental health as the stressors associated with struggling to make ends meet can result in excessive anxiety and depression. Poverty is especially harmful to the mental health of children as it affects their current quality of life and even permanently alters their brain development.

Although those with mental illnesses are often more likely to be of a target of crime than to commit one, high crime rates can cause anxiety for those living in the community. Some studies have shown that having a fear of crime is correlated with a poorer mental health. Since Lakewood struggles with poverty and crime rates more than most other cities in the United States, it is likely that there are many within the community struggling with a poor mental health.

Mental Health Statistics

Lakewood, Washington has a unique mental health situation that reveals how the community is struggling as a whole:

  • Pierce County has a suicide rate of 15.07, which is higher than the suicide rate in the United States and the rest of Washington.
  • In 2016, the average number of mentally unhealthy days was 3.8 for adults in Pierce County.
  • Between 2002 and 2013, there was a 3 percent increase in the number of deaths attributed to opiates in the county.
  • 16 percent of residents in Pierce County reported binge drinking behaviors, and a total of 45 percent of all driving deaths were linked to alcohol impairment.
  • The availability of mental health providers in the county is slightly better than the rest of Washington with one provider for every 314 people.

Mental Health Resources in Lakewood

There are several resources available for individuals in Lakewood struggling with mental health concerns including the Western State Hospital which has a total of 827 beds available. In addition, the Greater Lakes Mental Health facility and Telecare Pierce County Evaluation and Treatment Center provide short-term residential treatment, and the Recovery Innovations Pierce County facility and Seeley Lake Lodge provide long-term residential treatment. For those in need of counseling and non-residential mental health services, residents can visit the Center for Independence or the Greater Lakes Mental Health Care facility.

Find a Therapist

Finding a therapist in Lakewood, Washington is an important step for those struggling with a poor mental health. Fortunately, you don’t need to start this process alone. Visit E-Counseling and access their therapist directory to easily search through the mental health providers that are available in your area today.