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.

Melanie DenBoer

Melanie DenBoer, MA, LMFT, CMHS

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years


Erin Heath

Erin Heath, LMHC, LPC, ATR

I am licensed in the state of Wisconsin as a Professional Counselor and in the state of Washington as a Mental Health Counselor. I am also a Registered Art Therapist through the American Art Therapy Association. I have experience with treating individuals, groups, and couples, and I work with people between the ages of 12-75. While I work with a wide range of issues, helping individuals who are in a transitional period of their life Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Dr. Lora Van Arsdell

Dr. Lora Van Arsdell, PsyD, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, credentialed as a health service psychologist by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. The National Register credential signifies adherence to the highest standards of professional practice. I originally came to the field due to my belief that individuals fare better when a holistic approach is taken to their care. The more I have studied and practiced, the stronger my belief in Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years


Kimberly McMartin

Kimberly McMartin, MA, LPC, LMHC

Everyone experiences difficult times. Life presents us with a variety of challenges and it’s normal to feel overwhelmed or inadequate at times. Working with a therapist can be helpful as you are able to explore your options, gain insight, and make meaningful changes in a safe and supportive space. Our therapeutic relationship provides a supportive and nurturing environment in which deep and lasting change can occur. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years


Kaleigh Boysen

Kaleigh Boysen, LMFT

I help people struggling with stress, anxiety, and overwhelm learn the skills they need to feel more calm and present and improve their relationships with their spouses and children. I particularly enjoy working with parents and I have experience treating individuals and couples around family conflict, parenting issues, divorce, grief and loss, or other major life changes. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, my approach differs from other counselors in that treatment is family Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Amanda Mott

Amanda Mott, LCSW, QCSW

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Erin Foley

Erin Foley, LMHC

Welcome. My name is Erin Foley and I am a licensed Mental Health counselor in Florida and Washington. I have over ten years working in the counseling field. I assist clients struggling with work/school challenges, identity, cultural assimilation, anxiety, mood disfunction, family difficulties, life transitions, past trauma, and grief/loss. My approach to therapy is from a humanistic and systems perspective. I utilize many modalities from psychodynamic therapy, relational psychology, mindfulness therapy, and cognitive behavioral Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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.