Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Seattle, Washington

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


Sandra DuBois

MA, LMHC
3 years experience
I am a mental health counselor licensed in Washington state with over 13 years of experience working as a therapist in a variety of settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, Bipolar Disorder, anger management, ODD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. Settings I have worked with include in-home family... Read More
I am a mental health counselor licensed in Washington state with over 13 years of experience working as a therapist in a variety of settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Dr. Emily Mayfield

PhD
12 years experience
Welcome and thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and how we can work together to make the changes you are looking for. I believe therapy is collaborative. When you make the decision to engage in treatment, you are the expert on what you are experiencing. Your voice and opinion is important to the treatment process and we will work together to develop a plan that will lead to desired... Read More
Welcome and thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and how we can work together to make the changes you are looking for. I believe therapy is collaborative. When you make the decision to engage in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Cathy Shea

MA, LMFT
3 years experience
I have been practicing in a wide range of modalities for 24 years. I have been involved in non-profit organizations, private practice and school settings. My approach is to gain an understanding of what a member wants, and what they have tried. I like to understand their position and reflect different points of view so they can try new and different approaches to their challenge. I like to be a... Read More
I have been practicing in a wide range of modalities for 24 years. I have been involved in non-profit organizations, private practice and school settings. My approach is to gain an understanding of what a member wants, and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Gina White

LPC, LCPC, LMHC
17 years experience
My approach focuses on strengths and assists in accompanying you on your journey, as a co-collaborator. My stance is nonjudgemental. I have been practicing for 17 years and have worked with cultures around the world. I specialize in cultural and Spiritual issues, as well as lifestyle balance/Meditation/Mindfulness. I have studied with Spiritual leaders and Buddhist Monks around the world. My approach to Counseling is integrative and solution-focused. I individualize goal planning to tailor treatment... Read More
My approach focuses on strengths and assists in accompanying you on your journey, as a co-collaborator. My stance is nonjudgemental. I have been practicing for 17 years and have worked with cultures around the world. I specialize in cultural... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

Grant Weaver

M., A., M., DIV., LPC
30 years experience
As a licensed mental health professional the past several decades, I've been providing psychological evaluations and comprehensive behavioral analysis, case management, treatment planning, individual & group therapy, facilitating psycho-educational seminars and classes, and crisis management. I have practiced in mental hygiene clinics, hospitals, private practice, addiction treatment programs, correctional facilities, military installations, and universities. I hold an undergraduate degree in behavioral psychology from Arizona State University, an MA in psychology at the University of Texas... Read More
As a licensed mental health professional the past several decades, I've been providing psychological evaluations and comprehensive behavioral analysis, case management, treatment planning, individual & group therapy, facilitating psycho-educational seminars and classes, and crisis management. I have practiced in mental... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 years

Guide to Finding Mental Health Professionals  in Seattle

Seattle, Washington is located in the Pacific Northwest off the Puget Sound and is home to
724,745 residents. The largest city in the state, there are many forms of outside entertainment
with the surrounding mountains, forests, and parkland to experience. Many industries including
Microsoft, Amazon, Costco, and Starbucks are headquartered in Seattle and give the city’s
economy a nationwide identity. Tourists who visit the city enjoy Seattle’s notable Space Needle
and Pike’s Place Fish Market. With unique experiences only found on the West Coast; Seattle
can be a visitor’s delight.

However, the city faces a variety of challenges. Due to the city’s increased popularity, residents
are faced with an affordable housing crunch and increased traffic congestion. Ranked 6th in the
nation for the worst average daily commute, Seattle residents find that they spend 54 minutes
traveling to and from work than other cities whose average commute is 49 minutes. Also,
citizens have seen a spike in Seattle’s homelessness population as a recent study indicated that
13% of its population lives in poverty. In 2018, the area held a point-in-time count revealing that
8,600 homeless citizens are part of King County’s ongoing homelessness crisis.

Additionally, mental health issues are a problem for Seattle. Research indicates that 13.7 suicide
deaths per 100,000 people occur yearly. Seattle’s males reported that they are 3 times more
likely than females to commit suicide as well as adults 45 years or older. In the King County
Community Health Needs Assessment , a portion of Seattle’s youth reported having depressed
feelings – an increase across the county. Recently, the area was also ranked 41st nationally in
addressing citizen’s mental health issues. This ranged from adults with serious thoughts of
suicide to adults with AMI (any mental illness) who did not receive treatment. While officials
recognize that the gaps in providing service exist, the Seattle area still remains inadequate on a
national level for providing treatment. This along with rapid housing costs can lead to stress,
anxiety and a host of health issues.

Deciding to go to a therapist can be easy, but for some, finding a therapist can feel like a difficult
experience. Let us help you with that process. Taking the time to find a therapist who will solely
be invested in your well-being is important. You may see concerns in your life as either vague or
inconsequential and it’s all right to seek help even during those times. Whether you or someone
you know suffers from suicidal thoughts or bipolar disorder, you do not have to face these
issues alone at home, in relationships, at work or school.

It is important to ensure when sharing your thoughts and feelings, you are comfortable with this
person during your session. First, determine the ailments that you suffer from while looking for
recommendations and our trained professionals can help you along the process. When
selecting your qualified Seattle professional, make sure that they are local and their office hours
are compatible with yours.

Questions to consider you during the research process are:
• Why am I seeking help?
• What are my goals in therapy?
• Am I more comfortable with a man or a woman?
• Are there any personal aspects I’m not willing to discuss?
• Do I want to be able to lead the discussion, or have it led?
• How long do I plan to attend therapy?
• Does my problem need extra specialization?

Take time to connect with professionals by viewing their profiles, bios, and blog posts. While in
many cases, the success of your treatment depends on developing a strong relationship with
your therapist. Once you have narrowed down the list of practitioners that meet your needs,
locations, and schedule, your next step is to schedule a time for a phone interview. This allows
you the opportunity to see if you can converse with them with ease, understand their style and
see if they were empathetic and interested in you.
Life can be difficult. Taking time to invest in you is a necessity. With effective therapy and
treatment, many individuals with mental health issues do live successful and productive lives.
Your therapy journey is about you and your needs and we wish you the best.

You can use our directory to find the best therapist for you.