Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Pasco, Washington

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

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

Cindy Johnson

LMFT
8 years experience
I have been working as a Marriage and Family therapist since 2010. I was licensed in New Mexico for most of my career, but transferred to Washington state in 2016. I have worked with individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds and income levels and even served as a crisis counselor for a detention center for several years. Depression, anxiety, family/relationship problems, parenting issues, substance abuse, and Bipolar Disorder are part of my regular... Read More
I have been working as a Marriage and Family therapist since 2010. I was licensed in New Mexico for most of my career, but transferred to Washington state in 2016. I have worked with individuals and families from a variety... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Barnaby Denison

MS, LMHC, LPC
10 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: 10 years

Robert Jensen

MHP, LMHC
5 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington with several years of experience working with a number of mental health issues including Depression, anxiety, Trauma, OCD, Bipolar, Grief and Loss, Relationship Issues, Family conflicts, and have worked as a part of crisis outreach team after a natural disaster. I approach everyone that I work with from a space of acceptance, respect, and compassion. Through communication I do my best to create an... Read More
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington with several years of experience working with a number of mental health issues including Depression, anxiety, Trauma, OCD, Bipolar, Grief and Loss, Relationship Issues, Family conflicts, and have... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Jorie Wehrell

MA, LMFT, CMHS
14 years experience
I began my work in the social service field more than a decade ago, working in a wide range of therapeutic settings before laying my roots as a marriage and family therapist. From therapeutic group homes and the juvenile justice system to community mental health and private practice, I have spent years working with individuals and families in a multitude of roles. I believe individuals, families and couples have the ability to support each other,... Read More
I began my work in the social service field more than a decade ago, working in a wide range of therapeutic settings before laying my roots as a marriage and family therapist. From therapeutic group homes and the juvenile justice... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Melanie DenBoer

MA, LMFT, CMHS
16 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington State. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, individual adults, and families. In addition to my private practice, I have worked in community mental health, and a shelter for women and children in crisis. I have also been a clinical supervisor in a local community mental health center. Currently, I am in private practice helping those with anxiety, depressive and adjustment challenges;... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington State. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, individual adults, and families. In addition to my private practice, I have worked in community mental health, and a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Erin Hayden

MAEd, LMHC
7 years experience
Hello! I'm so glad you're here. Whatever you are here for support around depression or anxiety, relationship issues, grief and loss, navigating transitions, ADHD, PTSD, healing from physical trauma or emotional abuse, or simply desire to understand yourself in a deeper way and commit to better self-care, I am here to listen and guide. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State with over 15 years of experience working in the mental health... Read More
Hello! I'm so glad you're here. Whatever you are here for support around depression or anxiety, relationship issues, grief and loss, navigating transitions, ADHD, PTSD, healing from physical trauma or emotional abuse, or simply desire to understand yourself in a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Pasco, Washington

Along with nearby cities Richland and Kennewick, Pasco is part of the Tri-Cities region of Washington state. Nearby Sacajawea State Park commemorates a stop in the Pasco region by the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1805. With a population of approximately 70,000, Pasco is the county seat of Franklin County, Washington. Its economy is largely agriculture based, and it has endured a series of boom and bust periods since the end of World War II.

The two most populous ethnic groups in Pasco are Hispanics at 57 percent and Caucasians at 38 percent. Other demographic groups make up less than 2 percent of the population each. At $57,440, the median household income for Pasco is higher than the median for the United States ($55,322) but lower than the medians for both Washington state and Franklin County.

An Overview of Mental Health in Pasco

The percentage of adults in Washington who report serious thoughts of suicide has remained consistently higher than the percentage of adults across the United States. The former has fluctuated between 4.3 percent and 4.4 percent since 2010 while the latter has fluctuated between 3.8 and 3.9 percent during the same amount of time. The number of Washington adults with serious mental illness is also higher than the national average, but the gap has narrowed considerably since 2010, with the Washington percentages showing a persistent decline while the national percentages steadily rise.

Among Washington adolescents, the percentage reporting major depressive episodes remains consistently higher than the national percentage and shows an increase since 2010, although it is important to note that the national percentages have increased as well. Washington teenagers are also using illicit drugs at a significantly higher rate than teens across the country.

Less than half of Washington teens reporting a major depressive episode receive treatment for depression, at 43.9 percent. The percentage is slightly better for Washington adults seeking treatment/counseling for any mental illness at 44.4 percent. However, Washington teens receiving mental health treatment are more likely to report a positive outcome than Washington adults.

Factors Affecting Mental Health in Pasco

In its 2016 health needs assessment, the Benton-Franklin Community Health Alliance identified a number of causal factors impacting mental health, including social stigma, homelessness/affordable housing, and adverse childhood experiences. The following are other causal factors explored in more detail.

  • Education: There is a wide disparity between the percentage of people in Pasco age 25 or more who hold a high school diploma or higher (73.5 percent) and the percentage of people age 25 or more who hold a bachelor’s degree (17.3 percent). Most students graduating from Columbia Basin College, Pasco’s sole institution of higher learning, are white, even though the largest segment of the city’s population is Hispanic. The relatively lack of education may affect ability to secure well-paying jobs and obtain health coverage.
  • Poverty: Approximately 16.9 percent of the population of Pasco live in poverty. This is higher than the national rate of 14 percent. Approximately 43 percent of the Hispanic population of Pasco lives in poverty, which is significant as the demographic also makes up the largest segment of the population. Financial difficulties can lead to stress-related disorders as people struggle to make ends meet and can also put strain on marriages, potentially leading to couples divorcing or separating.
  • Violent Crime: Incidence of violent crime in Franklin County is moderate with 237.2 per 100,000 people. Homicides, however, are moderately high at 4.3 per 100,000. Both the trauma of violent crime and the grief of losing a loved one unexpectedly and violently can lead to mental health issues for the survivors.
  • Alcohol and Drug Use: Statewide, the statistics on Washington adults who abuse alcohol are comparable to those for the U.S. as a whole. The statistics on adolescents, however, show Washington teens abusing alcohol and drugs more than their counterparts across the nation. At the county level, the number of residents engaging in excessive drinking is relatively high.

Community Response

Franklin County and nearby Benton County together comprise a public health district. The Benton-Franklin Community Health Alliance has conducted health assessments and community improvement plans for approximately the last seven years showing that mental illness impacts other aspects of community health such as education and public safety. In response, the Alliance has set goals to improve the behavioral health system by increasing access, the number of mental health professionals, and providing behavioral health first aid training classes.

Despite these efforts, it may be difficult for you to find a mental health provider in Pasco, but the therapist directory from E-Counseling.com is here to help.