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.

Sherry  Haynes

Sherry Haynes, MA, LMHC, CMHS

Hello and welcome! My name is Sherry Haynes, I have a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology and am fully licensed in the state of Washington as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have 7 years of experience in counseling with an additional 16 in the human services field working with youth and their families. My training has focused on the treatment of self-esteem/confidence, depression, anxiety, social/relationship issues and trauma. In today's busy world it's Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Sarah Lawson

Sarah Lawson, LICSW

I work with adult individuals, couples and families in a collaborative way to address the past and present issues that are impeding their current and future well-being. I believe that it can be difficult to fully process and heal from past trauma or troubling issues alone because we get trapped in our own heads and repeat problematic cycles that perpetuate thoughts and behaviors that hinder growth and healing. I provide a direct and empathic approach Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Dr. Emily Mayfield

Dr. Emily Mayfield, PhD

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Laura Neal-McCollum

Laura Neal-McCollum, LICSW, LCSW

Deciding to get another point of view is a big deal. Your situation may involve your goals, your hopes, your relationships, or just a growing feeling that things could be better for you. You may be longing for big changes, or reacting to ones that have already happened. You may be adjusting to new roles—in your career, in partnering, becoming a parent, launching your children, or adapting to changed life circumstances. Others Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 44 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

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.