Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Renton, Washington

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

King County in Washington state is home to Renton, a city of approximately 101,400 people. It is a suburb of Seattle, the largest city in the state as well as in the Pacific Northwest. Technology, manufacturing and aerospace are some of the area’s biggest industries, with Boeing being Renton’s largest employer.

The city of Renton had an unemployment rate of 3.7% in 2015, lower than the state’s rate of 4.8%. In 2016, it also had a median income of $66,000.

Mental Health in Renton

While Renton is doing well from an economic and employment standpoint, these statistics don’t reflect a major problem with mental health care in the area.

  • According to Mental Health America, Washington ranks in the top ten states with a high prevalence of mental illness.
  • A 2012 report stated that suicide was the eighth leading cause of death in Seattle with a rate of 11.5 per 100,000 people. This is slightly higher than King County’s overall rate of 10.8, but still lower than the state’s rate of 13 per 100,000.

However, suicide is not the only cause of death relating to mental illness. Addiction appears to be a particularly problematic mental illness. Between 2012 and 2014, there were 843 overdose deaths in King County alone.

Mental Illness Risk Factors

Why is Washington struggling with these issues? Every region is different, but some factors local to Renton and nearby Seattle may help explain the area’s individual struggles with mental health and its care, and how these contribute to the state’s overall poor numbers.

Homelessness

 

Unfortunately, mental illness is not the only crisis facing the Seattle area. King County has the highest homeless rate per capita than even New York City or Los Angeles. A January 2018 count reported that over 12,000 people in Seattle and King County were homeless.

A report from the city of Seattle stated that addiction is a large contributor to the problem. Opiates appear to be a particular issue, as the report claims that treatment for heroin addiction is more common than that for alcohol. It also stated that drug overdose is the most common cause of death amongst the homeless population.

Minorities & Foreign-Born Residents

It is well-documented that minorities are generally most likely to suffer from the effects of poverty, homelessness and other situations that often go hand-in-hand with mental illness. Individuals of Asian descent account for almost one fourth of Renton’s population, followed by approximately 12% Hispanic and almost 11% black.

Renton also has a very high percentage of residents who were born abroad. As of 2016, that percentage was over 28%.  The Census Bureau also found in 2016 that almost 36% of individuals spoke a language other than English at home. It is possible that a language barrier can contribute to insufficient health care.

Weather

Although the legitimacy of Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, as an actual form of mental illness is up for debate, there is evidence that lack of sunlight and longer nights can illicit at least mild “blues” for many people due to the disruption of the body’s normal circadian rhythm. Seattle experiences only 152 sunny days per year on average, versus the national average of 205 sunny days. With that being said, it doesn’t seem like a far cry to suggest that poor weather may have some impact on the area’s mental health.

Resources in Renton, Washington

Despite the crises regarding mental health and homelessness in the area, there is still a variety of resources available in Renton to those who need them.

  • Valley Cities Behavioral Health has multiple locations in King County, including Renton. The organization provides services for mental health care as well as resources for the homeless.
  • Optimum Mental Health Services is another facility in Renton providing treatment for a wide variety of mental illnesses.
  • Cascade Behavioral Health, just outside of Renton, offers a variety of programs, notably multiple detox programs and rehabilitation for addiction.

E-Counseling is an online directory of mental health professionals, with the aim of helping you find a therapist who can assist you in reaching your personal goals. Mental illness can be a challenge, but you don’t have to face it alone. There is help available, and you can take the first step toward healing today.