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
10 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: 10 years

Holly Campbell

MA, LMHC
12 years experience
I am a master's level therapist with 12+ years of experience. The last 10 years, I have been working in private practice providing therapy to individuals dealing with challenges due to situational emotional distress as well as chronic clinical symptoms. I believe strongly that counseling is an effective tool for helping individuals explore, develop insight, and experience growth. I have expertise in working with anxiety, depression, low motivation, and challenges in focusing life... Read More
I am a master's level therapist with 12+ years of experience. The last 10 years, I have been working in private practice providing therapy to individuals dealing with challenges due to situational emotional distress as well as chronic clinical... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Carly Stevens

MA, LPC, (TX), LMHC, (WA)
3 years experience
I am Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and I have worked in mental health for the last 6 years. I have a Master’s degree in Counseling from St. Edwards University and I’m a few semesters away from finishing my PhD in Counselor Education from the University of North Texas. I live and work in Seattle with my partner and my dog while I’m finishing up school. I approach counseling from a Relational-Cultural perspective... Read More
I am Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and I have worked in mental health for the last 6 years. I have a Master’s degree in Counseling from St. Edwards University and I’m a few semesters away from finishing... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Jillian Hopkins

MA, LPC, LMHC
35 years experience
I am a licensed psychotherapist with over 35 years of experience working with individuals, couples and groups. Trained in integrated behavioral health, mind/body health, meditation, mindfulness, family systems, couple's counseling, narrative coaching, trauma work, hypnotherapy, psychosynthesis, expressive arts and equine-assisted therapy, my approach is to help you meet your challenges with confidence, grit and grace. We'll also explore core beliefs and how these self-beliefs may be restricting your ability to live... Read More
I am a licensed psychotherapist with over 35 years of experience working with individuals, couples and groups. Trained in integrated behavioral health, mind/body health, meditation, mindfulness, family systems, couple's counseling, narrative coaching, trauma work, hypnotherapy, psychosynthesis, expressive arts and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 35 years

Cindy Johnson

LMFT
8 years experience
I have been working as a Marriage and Family therapist since 2010. I was licensed in New Mexico for most of my career, but transferred to Washington state in 2016. I have worked with individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds and income levels and even served as a crisis counselor for a detention center for several years. Depression, anxiety, family/relationship problems, parenting issues, substance abuse, and Bipolar Disorder are part of my regular... Read More
I have been working as a Marriage and Family therapist since 2010. I was licensed in New Mexico for most of my career, but transferred to Washington state in 2016. I have worked with individuals and families from a variety... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Barnaby Denison

MS, LMHC, LPC
10 years experience
No matter how great your suffering is, I welcome the opportunity to be with you, listen, and support you in bringing about the change you seek. I believe that change is always possible, even when we feel stuck; sometimes those are the times we can bring about the most profound changes! Mindfulness and compassion will be central in our work together, to help bring about the change you are looking for. Originally from the UK,... Read More
No matter how great your suffering is, I welcome the opportunity to be with you, listen, and support you in bringing about the change you seek. I believe that change is always possible, even when we feel stuck; sometimes those... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Robert Jensen

MHP, LMHC
5 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington with several years of experience working with a number of mental health issues including Depression, anxiety, Trauma, OCD, Bipolar, Grief and Loss, Relationship Issues, Family conflicts, and have worked as a part of crisis outreach team after a natural disaster. I approach everyone that I work with from a space of acceptance, respect, and compassion. Through communication I do my best to create an... Read More
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington with several years of experience working with a number of mental health issues including Depression, anxiety, Trauma, OCD, Bipolar, Grief and Loss, Relationship Issues, Family conflicts, and have... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Jorie Wehrell

MA, LMFT, CMHS
14 years experience
I began my work in the social service field more than a decade ago, working in a wide range of therapeutic settings before laying my roots as a marriage and family therapist. From therapeutic group homes and the juvenile justice system to community mental health and private practice, I have spent years working with individuals and families in a multitude of roles. I believe individuals, families and couples have the ability to support each other,... Read More
I began my work in the social service field more than a decade ago, working in a wide range of therapeutic settings before laying my roots as a marriage and family therapist. From therapeutic group homes and the juvenile justice... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Melanie DenBoer

MA, LMFT, CMHS
16 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Erin Hayden

MAEd, LMHC
7 years experience
Hello! I'm so glad you're here. Whatever you are here for support around depression or anxiety, relationship issues, grief and loss, navigating transitions, ADHD, PTSD, healing from physical trauma or emotional abuse, or simply desire to understand yourself in a deeper way and commit to better self-care, I am here to listen and guide. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State with over 15 years of experience working in the mental health... Read More
Hello! I'm so glad you're here. Whatever you are here for support around depression or anxiety, relationship issues, grief and loss, navigating transitions, ADHD, PTSD, healing from physical trauma or emotional abuse, or simply desire to understand yourself in a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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.