Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Spokane Valley, Washington

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


Amy Plumb

LMHC,MAC,CCTP
11 years experience
I work with you to identify how you want your life to look and feel like and then to address any blocks you might have to having the life you desire. I want to help you achieve your desired therapy goals as quickly as possible while giving you as much time as you need. I teach mindfulness skills to clients and skills to help them learn how to take control of their emotions... Read More
I work with you to identify how you want your life to look and feel like and then to address any blocks you might have to having the life you desire. I want to help you achieve your desired... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 years

Dr. Margaret Robertson

DMin,LPC,LMHC
13 years experience
I am a retired Navy Chaplain with 10 years of enlisted service and 8 years as a chaplain. I retired in 2008 and then worked as a mental health crisis worker and worked in private practice, then I housed homeless Veterans. I have a wide variety of experiences with many different types of people in many different situations. My expertise is in crisis and trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety and severe mental disorders.... Read More
I am a retired Navy Chaplain with 10 years of enlisted service and 8 years as a chaplain. I retired in 2008 and then worked as a mental health crisis worker and worked in private practice, then I housed... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:13 years

Sherry Haynes

MA,LMHC,CMHS
7 years experience
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 8 years of experience in counseling with an additional 16 years 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... Read More
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 8 years of experience in counseling... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Jeff Gishkin

LPC,LISAC,NCC
30 years experience
Jeff Gishkin Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor, Nationally Certified Diplomate in Clinical Hypnotherapy. I hold a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Arizona State University and graduated from Adelphi University with a BA in Psychology. I attended the Albert Ellis Institute of Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and the Milton Erickson Institute of Hypnotherapy and am a recognized expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for behavioral health, substance use issues... Read More
Jeff Gishkin Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor, Nationally Certified Diplomate in Clinical Hypnotherapy. I hold a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Arizona State University and graduated from Adelphi University with a BA in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:30 years

Kristina Durene

MA,LMHC
6 years experience
Hello! My name is Kristina Durene. I am a mental health counselor licensed in the state of Washington with approximately 11 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, interpersonal and relationship issues, parenting and family problems, career challenges, and health and wellness challenges. I have worked with many individuals who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. In... Read More
Hello! My name is Kristina Durene. I am a mental health counselor licensed in the state of Washington with approximately 11 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked with clients with a wide range... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Deanna Saelee

LMHC
9 years experience
My name is Deanna and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington. I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University - Seattle and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Eastern Washington University. My experience has been providing therapy services to children, youth, and families in underserved communities. Most of my training has focused on working with individuals who have experienced trauma and relationship issues. I have also had... Read More
My name is Deanna and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington. I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University - Seattle and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Eastern Washington University. My... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

Tiffany Savoy

MA,LMHC
3 years experience
You have taken the toughest step by deciding to speak to a therapist! Together we can work on strategies to move you toward a happier, more peaceful life. My name is Tiffany and I have been a therapist for the past two decades (post-licensure 3 years). I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in Washington. Additionally, I hold a master’s level certification in substance abuse counseling. My previous jobs include providing... Read More
You have taken the toughest step by deciding to speak to a therapist! Together we can work on strategies to move you toward a happier, more peaceful life. My name is Tiffany and I have been a therapist for the... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Kristalene Stormer

LICSW
3 years experience
Hi. I'm Kristalene. I'm glad you have reached out and are seeking help and support from BetterHelp. I know how hard it can be to find the right person to work with and I want to let you know a little about me to help you decide if I am the right person for you. I am a independent clinical social worker licensed in the state of Washington . I have worked in this field... Read More
Hi. I'm Kristalene. I'm glad you have reached out and are seeking help and support from BetterHelp. I know how hard it can be to find the right person to work with and I want to let you know a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Spokane Valley, Washington

Spokane Valley is a city located on the eastern edge of Washington state. It has an estimated population of 97,846, according to the 2017 U.S. Census Survey. This figure reflects an increase of about 9% when compared to 2010 estimates, growth that can likely be attributed in part to the city’s wide range of professional opportunities.

Aerospace, manufacturing and logistics industries are prominently represented in Spokane Valley, which results in an estimated 62% rate of employment from 2012-2016. Although this figure lands just a tick below the 63% national average, this thriving Washington city does face its share of challenges. Many residents are affected by a range of factors, including poverty, disability or a lack of health insurance.

This region is also known for its coastal climate, which typically produces colder, more overcast weather. Separately or in conjunction, each of these factors can result in mental health conditions capable of affecting a wide range of individuals.

Economical Effects on Mental Health

While Washington state is often recognized as a hub of technology and transportation, a sizeable portion of the population is still impacted by various economic issues. A number of telling statistics can help to put these problems into context, particularly for residents of Spokane Valley:

  • Even though the city does boast a high school graduation rate of 92.3% (five points above the national average), just 21.8% of individuals possessed a bachelor’s degree for the 2012-16 period. This trails the overall rate in the United States of 30.3% by a notable margin.
  • The median household income for the same period was reported at $55,322 throughout the U.S. Conversely, Spokane Valley residents reported median income of $47,567, a negative difference of nearly $650 per month.
  • National poverty rates in 2017 were reported to sit at 12.3% for the country overall. By comparison, 14.5% of Spokane Valley residents were reported to be living below the threshold.

It’s very important to maintain perspective when discussing these type of statistics, as a poverty rate higher than 14% does equate to more than 14,000 affected persons. The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research illustrates how conditions like poverty can impact mental health, describing elevated rates of general mental illness, substance abuse disorders and thoughts of suicide or self-harm.

How Weather Can Influence Mood

Washington is a state that is known for abundant precipitation, and although Spokane Valley actually tends to experience less rainfall per year than the rest of the U.S., wintery weather does represent a factor in mental health for many people. The National Institute of Mental Health provides an informative breakdown of seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, a type of depression often linked to lack of sunlight.

It’s thought that diminished levels of vitamin D and interruptions to the circadian rhythm (body clock) are two root causes of SAD, highlighting one particular reality for Spokane Valley residents: on average, the city experiences about 30 fewer sunny days each year compared to the rest of the country.

Health Coverage and Conditions

There are two final data points that can be gleaned from the 2017 U.S. Census Survey. First, when compared to national figures, Spokane Valley is home to a higher rate of persons living with one or more disabilities—12.1% versus 8.6%. The city’s population is also affected by a lower reported rate of individuals with health insurance, 12.9% compared to 10.2% nationally.

Together, these realities can result in a sort of dual threat. A study published by the National Library of Medicine suggests that living with a physical disability can negatively influence one’s mental health. Furthermore, that fewer people possess health insurance is likely to heighten this challenge, making it more difficult for many to seek out the help they need, be it mental, physical or both.

Finding Mental Health Assistance in Spokane Valley

Connecting with a qualified therapist is often the first and best step toward improving one’s mental health. Finding the right professional is made easier with E-Counseling’s helpful directory, a database of trusted counselors broken down by city and state. Find a therapist who specializes in your areas of need, one who speaks your language and offers services close to where you live. Get started today on the road to personal recovery and mental wellbeing—all it takes is a few minutes of your time.