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.

Amy Plumb

Amy Plumb, LMHC, MAC, CCTP,

Hello! My name is Amy and I live and work in Seattle, WA. I have been working in the mental health field since 2008. I have a bachelor's degree in social science, a master's degree in counseling psychology, and seven years of doctoral level education in counseling psychology. I've had specialized training in trauma disorders, including complex trauma, substance use disorders and addictions, eating disorders, and couples therapy. I am a state certif Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 10 years

Amanda Rausch

Amanda Rausch, MA, LMFT, RYT,

No matter what you are going through, know that I am here to listen, support you and help you figure it all out! I look into different patterns throughout your life to help you understand why you might be feeling or acting a certain way. I help my clients overcome obstacles by looking into and exploring the various components of their lives. I help to foster insight and self-awareness, which can be the first steps towards making a real and lasting Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 10 years

Jonathan  Monroe

Jonathan Monroe, MS, LMHC, NCC,

Hello, my name is Jonathan Monroe and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a master’s degree in K-12 School Counseling from Eastern Illinois University. I also have my Educational Staff Associate Certification, and continue to receive professional education and training in psychotherapy and school counseling theories and practices. I offer a genuine, warm, and down-to-earth type of counseling style with an integrative approach to mental health - well established in ev Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 10 years

Dr. Terri Lechnyr

Dr. Terri Lechnyr, Ph.D., LCSW,

Safe, Healing & Confidential Welcome! I look forward to working with you to find the stability you desire. If you are experiencing tough choices and life transitions that are impacting how you feel about yourself and life, please know I am here to be an active listener and supporter to help you arrive at decisions that are best for you. Please know that LGBTQ clients are safe here. I work collaboratively to provide active self-care skills within a Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 16 years

Bo Christal

Bo Christal, LMHC,

I have worked in the mental health field for over 20 years. I have a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Drury University and a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington. Also, I am a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors. I have experience in nearly every avenue of the mental health field - all with the intent of gaining experie Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 15 years

Dr. Ibrahim Kurdieh

Dr. Ibrahim Kurdieh, PhD,

My name is Ibrahim Kurdieh. I earned in Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. I graduated in August of 2014. I have been working as a licensed professional for over 3 years. I first started working with clients 10 years ago in 2008. I know that life can seem completely overwhelming at times, and the causes of your problems may seem clear. At other times, you might feel sad or upset for no clear reason. Either way, I can help you fin Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 4 years

Kelli Garcia

Kelli Garcia, LCSW,

I started work as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) at the age of 17. Through this work I discovered an ability to connect with and help people when they were struggling and in need of a supportive hand. I worked as a CNA through undergrad where I received a B.A. in Sociology and Human Services from Fort Lewis College in Durango. I continued to work in social and human services, teaching people with disabilities to ski and snowboard, in shelters, and eventually ended up Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 6 years

Emily Priestaf

Emily Priestaf, LMHC, MT-BC,

Hello! My name is Emily, and I’m a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in the state of Washington 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 a therapist can help you build awarene Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 7 years

Dr. Roberto Valdez

Dr. Roberto Valdez, PhD, LMHC,

My name is Roberto Valdez. I am a dedicated and committed professional; I enjoy the healing arts and psychology. I have been in private practice since 2002. I am a father, a brother and a friend to many. I enjoy fishing and spending time with family and friends. I am a Seattle Seahawk fan and enjoy the outdoors. My education is PhD in family and clinical psychology. I have a MEd in counseling psychology and the BASW from the University of Washington. I work with military, tra Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Spanish,
  • Experience: 16 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 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.