Shoreline, Washington Therapists

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Michael Kaufman
LCSW, LICSW
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Seattle, Washington

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Washington, Arizona

Degree and Experience: I received my Masters degree in Social Work at Arizona State University, and my Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology, Philosophy and Sculpture) at the University of Arizona. From 2009 to 2015 I...
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Seattle, Washington

I am a Licensed Clinician Social Worker (LICSW) in the state of Washington. My focus has been in health care: working within the healthcare system as well as understanding the impact that illness has on quality of life. I believe in a mind-body...
In-Person Sessions:

Seattle, Washington

I am a licensed clinical social worker with the State of Washington (No. LW60622059). My nine years of clinical experience includes providing therapy to adults, adolescents, couples, and families. I have a Master of Social Work degree from Smith...
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Seattle, Washington

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Washington, California

Dezryelle Arcieri is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT # 86685 CA / #60608697 WA) and Certified Yoga Instructor (200hr YTT) based out of Seattle, WA., who provides services in both Washington State and California. Ms. Arcieri...
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Seattle, Washington

I specialize in issues pertaining to identity, sexuality and the relationships in our lives. I believe we have the right to make choices about our own bodies and the relationships that we choose. Having a place to talk through your thoughts about...
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Seattle, Washington

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Washington

Hello! I have been a Social Worker for 23 years and have been lucky enough to learn so much from my years of both occupational and personal experience, as well as my education. Providing therapy was the natural next step in my career and it has been...
Laura Humpf
LMFT, C-IAYT
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Washington

Laura Humpf is passionate about supporting folks heal the effects of individual, collective, intergenerational and systemic trauma as well as cultivating and nourishing resilience. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in...
Scott Alpert
LMFT, PsyD, CDP
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Washington

Dr. Scott Alpert has worked at the first Mental Health Urgent Care Center in the country and treated over 7,000 people in a ten year period there. He has written two self-help books. He is a lecturer and has appeared on National Radio. His education...
Joshua Gates
LMFT, MA
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Puyallup, Washington

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Washington

Joshua Gates is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Puyallup, WA. With over 10 years experience as a marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate...
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Washington, Georgia

As a passionate therapist my aim is to increase each individual's well-being and mental health, to resolve or mitigate troublesome behaviors, thoughts, or emotions, and to improve relationships and social functioning. My goal is to empower my...
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Washington

Hello, my name is Helen Ward. I have a Master in Social Work degree from Walla Walla University. I graduated in 2000 and have been practicing in the field of social work ever since. I have been blessed with the opportunity to work in many different...

An Overview of Mental Health in Shoreline, Washington

The thriving city of Shoreline is the northwesternmost within Washington state’s King County. Its population has seen distinct growth over the course of the last two decades, with figures increasing to about 56,189 according to the United States Census survey conducted for 2017. This reflects an increase of about 3,000 persons compared to the 2000 survey’s measure of 53,025.

Shoreline’s residents tend to enjoy education and income levels that outpace those found throughout the rest of the country. Fewer people there live without access to health insurance (8.6% versus 10.2% nationwide), and the percentage of those living in poverty (about 9%) falls below the national average (just over 12%). In spite of these favorable circumstances, however, many people living in Shoreline are in need of mental health assistance.
The city’s broader economic and social advantages do not extend to every individual, however. Furthermore, many of those who lead successful lives still contend with any number of personal difficulties. Mental health problems can stem from countless different factors. Influences can be found in the home, at school and in the workplace, and can range from major life events like divorce, to the growing threat posed by addictive painkillers.

Drug Reliance and Mental Health in Shoreline

Although there has been an observable decline in the past few years, the over-prescription of powerful opioids has remained a distinct problem in the U.S. throughout the 21st century. Such substances can and do play important roles in managing both acute and chronic pain, but when their risks are not properly considered, the results can prove to be deadly.
Shoreline’s home of King County has shown positive trends in this area, as much of the country has in the last half-decade. However, there is much progress to be made, with 94 opioid-attributed deaths reported in 2017, according to University of Washington studies. The same study also reflected increases in fentanyl-related fatalities, which might have contributed to the decline in incidents involving pharmaceuticals.
The Centers for Disease Control note that as of 2017, there are still 58 opioid substances prescribed in America for every 100 individuals. All told, roughly 17% of the country’s population had such a prescription filled throughout the year. The most alarming toll, per CDC data, are the estimated 46 overdose deaths that occur each day. The organization also states that prescribed drugs factored into more than one-third of fatal incidents, evidencing the threat they continue to represent.

Divorce and Its Impact on Mental Health

The end of a serious relationship can be one of the most trying events in anyone’s life, particularly when speaking of long-term romantic involvement. Ending a marriage often produces a range of painful emotions and can contribute to many types of mental ailments, from depression to insomnia. A divorce can also promote the formation of physical health problems, and the effects are unfortunately not always limited to the adults in question.
Parental separation of any kind is known to have effects on children, and the impact is often significant. Kids and teenagers can develop anxiety or aggression, suffer learning problems and begin to experience trust issues. These effects often carry well into adulthood, and in many cases, remain lifelong sources of poor mental health. This is important to note, as health problems—mental and otherwise—are notably more difficult to identify in younger persons.

Mental Health Assistance is Available in Shoreline

Dealing with mental health problems can be extremely challenging at any age, but the process is often made easier when the right help is available. Consider these initial resources in and around Shoreline if you or someone you know requires assistance:

  • King County Mental Health Services provides services to many individuals living in low-income situations.
  • Center for Human Services of Shoreline offers substance abuse counseling, plus youth and family support, among other services.
  • Mindful Therapy Group in Seattle offers a spectrum of therapy types, and offer some remote services as well.

Help Finding Additional Resources

E-Counseling offers a beneficial directory of therapists who specialize in a wide range of mental health needs. The database can be searched by city, and offers insight to each professional’s areas of focus, making it much easier to discover the right provider for you. Begin your search in Shoreline today and start building toward better everyday mental health.