Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Richland, Washington

Find a therapist in Richland, Washington that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Richland to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Kristin Harper

M.Ed.,LMHC
7 years experience
I have 18 years as a certified Kripalu yoga teacher, and 15 years as a certified yoga therapist. I have been certified as a mediator and I also have a medical background as a social worker and administrative assistant for 7 years. My last training that I attended was in Newport, Rhode Island where I explored creativity and the offerings of the healing qualities it has to offer. I have a... Read More
I have 18 years as a certified Kripalu yoga teacher, and 15 years as a certified yoga therapist. I have been certified as a mediator and I also have a medical background as a social worker and administrative assistant... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 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

Rangell Wallen

LICSW,LCSW
24 years experience
Hello I am a Licensed Independent Counselor for the states of Washington and Connecticut. I have 23 years of experience working as a Child and Adolescent therapist, Home Health Social Worker for the geriatric population, Emergency room Social Worker, Crisis counseling for onsite homicides as well as Adult individual/family therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, ADHD, ODD, crisis management, academic/school problems, relationship issues, parenting problems, career... Read More
Hello I am a Licensed Independent Counselor for the states of Washington and Connecticut. I have 23 years of experience working as a Child and Adolescent therapist, Home Health Social Worker for the geriatric population, Emergency room Social Worker, Crisis... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:24 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

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

Jackie St. Louis

MSC,LMHC,MHP
10 years experience
I am a helping professional with 10 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. My work is rooted in a client-centered approach and led by the desires of those whom I am working with. I have worked with couples, families and groups. My areas of expertise are marriage and family conflict, trauma, anxiety and depression, career direction, adjustment issues and substance use challenges. You can expect a a warm and respectful approach, professionalism,... Read More
I am a helping professional with 10 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. My work is rooted in a client-centered approach and led by the desires of those whom I am working with. I have worked with... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:10 years

Jennifer Munyer

LCPC,LMHC,C-IAYT
5 years experience
"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to open to the life that is waiting for us." ~ Joseph Campbell Life has many twists and turns, some expected some unexpected. It can be difficult to navigate these changes or transitions, especially if you feel alone in them. For the past two decades I have been working with individuals and their mental health in a... Read More
"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to open to the life that is waiting for us." ~ Joseph Campbell Life has many twists and turns, some expected some unexpected. It... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Carly Stevens

MA,LPC,(TX),LMHC,(WA)
3 years experience
I am Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington. 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 dog while I’m finishing up school. I approach counseling from... Read More
I am Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington. 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... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Angela Barry

MS,LMHC,NCC
8 years experience
I am a Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor with the National Board of Certified Counselors, and Professional Member of the American Counseling Association. In my education, I received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Florida International University with a minor in Fine Arts, and attended Miami's Barry University where I obtained a dual Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. I... Read More
I am a Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor with the National Board of Certified Counselors, and Professional Member of the American Counseling Association. In my education, I received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 years

Emily Priestaf

LMHC,LPC,MT-BC
7 years experience
Hello! My name is Emily, and I’m a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in the state of Washington, a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Wisconsin, and am a board certified music therapist (MT-BC) with an M.A. in clinical mental health counseling and music therapy. If you are struggling to cope with difficult emotions or have experienced stressful life experiences, connecting with a therapist can equip you with skills and support. Additionally, working with... Read More
Hello! My name is Emily, and I’m a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in the state of Washington, a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Wisconsin, and am a board certified music therapist (MT-BC) with an M.A. in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Richland, Washington

With a population of 53,000 and higher-than-average household income, Richland, Washington is an excellent city with lots of attractions in southern Washington. Typically known as the Tri-Cities area, Richland, Kennewick and Pasco combine to form a beautiful area on the confluence of the Columbia, Yakima and Snake rivers. However, residents of this year-round destination can still be at risk of common mental health issues. Discover the signs, challenges and treatment options for mental illness in the area.

Signs and Symptoms of Mental Illness

Whether you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, it’s essential to understand the signs and symptoms of mental illness. Learning how to identify warning signs is the first step to seeking help and treatment. While everyone experiences mental illness in a variety of different ways, here are some common signs that someone may be experiencing a mental illness:

  • Difficulty related to others
  • Extreme changes in mood, eating habits, sex drive or sleeping habits
  • Unusual thoughts or confused thinking
  • Unusually sadness, anxiety or fear
  • Thoughts of self-harm, suicide or substance abuse

These can all point to one or more mental illnesses. Understanding and diagnosing mental illness requires professional experience, so don’t hesitate to seek an expert mental health provider for a diagnosis.

Mental Health Challenges in Richland, Washington

Throughout Washington the percentage of adolescents who experienced a major depressive episode in one year is 12.1 percent. This is higher than the national average of 11 percent. Thoughts of suicide and severe mental illness rates are also higher than the national average. The percentage of individuals who were treated for mental illness was only 44 percent between 2010 and 2014.
This means that well over half of all individuals throughout the state who reported signs of mental illness did not receive treatment. There are a variety of factors that could cause a person to be unable to receive treatment or choose to not receive treatment. One strong factor is poverty. Of the individuals who were treated for mental illness in Washington, a total of 71.8 percent were not in the labor force. Thankfully, Richland has a poverty rate of 10.5 percent. This is below the national average, so less residents of this city have this challenge to face.
Other challenges that can affect mental illness rates include drug abuse. Not only do individuals who are addicted to drugs have a greater risk of mental illness, individuals who have mental health issues are at a greater risk of abusing prescription and illegal drugs. Every year, approximately 9.4 out of 100,000 residents of Washington overdose on opioids. While this number is higher than many states it is, on average, lower than most.
Finally, alcoholism can be a co-occuring disorder with mental illness. Many individuals who experience alcoholism also suffer from depression. 20.4 percent of Benton County residents drink excessively, making it one of the highest county-wide rates in the state.
None of these challenges can completely predict mental illness. Mental health is a complicated topic and it can be difficult to determine the exact causes or sequence of stressors that can increase the symptoms of mental health issues. Just because residents of Richland are sheltered from many of the typical community-wide stressors that predict mental illness does not mean that individuals in the area aren’t struggling with these and other stressors that can lead to a mental health crisis.

Divorce Statistics in Washington

Divorce is a difficult experience that can affect many areas of a person’s life. Not only does divorce often cause a great deal of stress, anxiety and financial difficulties, it can also affect the mental health of friends and family members. Out of 24,499 divorces in 2016 in Washington, 506 were in Benton County.
In order to protect the mental health of everyone involved, watch for signs and symptoms of mental illness if anyone you are close to is going through a divorce. Thankfully, Richland and Benton County have lower rates of divorce than other Washington counties.

Treatment Options in Richland, Washington

Now that you understand some of the common signs, symptoms and challenges of mental illness, find out how you can access the treatment you need. Whether you’re searching for yourself or a loved one, browse the E-Counseling directory today to find local and qualified mental health workers.