Renton, Washington Therapists

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Joshua Gates
LMFT, MA
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Puyallup, Washington

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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...
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...
Michael Kaufman
LCSW, LICSW
In-Person Sessions:

Seattle, Washington

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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...
In-Person Sessions:

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...
In-Person Sessions:

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...
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...
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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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Seattle, Washington

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...

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.