Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Spokane, Washington

Find a therapist in Spokane, Washington  that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Spokane 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

Kay Anderson

LMFT, LCPC
29 years experience
I am a master's level licensed mental health counselor who has been providing mental health services for 29 years. I have worked with depression, anxiety, family problems, marriage counseling and trauma in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, in the family home, schools, and detention centers. I have post graduate training in the treatment of crime victims and I am a certified crime victims treatment provider. I also hold advanced certification... Read More
I am a master's level licensed mental health counselor who has been providing mental health services for 29 years. I have worked with depression, anxiety, family problems, marriage counseling and trauma in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 29 years

Judson Haynes

MA, LMHC, SUDP
11 years experience
Hello, my name is Judson Haynes and I look forward to the prospect of working with you. I practice in Washington State and am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP). I began counseling in 2008 and have worked in a variety of settings that include private practice, treatment centers for addiction and co-occurring disorders, and at a community mental health center as a crisis counselor. I have experience working... Read More
Hello, my name is Judson Haynes and I look forward to the prospect of working with you. I practice in Washington State and am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP). I began counseling... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 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

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

Mica Richards

LMHC, NCC
5 years experience
***ATTENTION: UPCOMING AVAILABILITY CHANGE*** Please note that beginning Saturday, June 15th, 2019, I will only be available for live sessions on Saturday. I will provide both morning and afternoon openings. I will be available for messaging throughout the week. I respond to most messages within 48 hours. I want you to get support that best meets your needs. If you have been connected with me by BetterHelp and this does not fit your scheduling or care... Read More
***ATTENTION: UPCOMING AVAILABILITY CHANGE*** Please note that beginning Saturday, June 15th, 2019, I will only be available for live sessions on Saturday. I will provide both morning and afternoon openings. I will be available for messaging throughout the week. I respond... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Mental Health in Spokane, Washington

Spokane is a city in Washington State on the Spokane River. Spokane is west of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and it’s just about 90 miles from the U.S. border with Canada. Spokane is the second-largest city in the state of Washington, and there are many parks and outdoor activities in and around the city including Riverfront Park and Mount Spokane State Park.

Top employers in Spokane include the State of Washington, the 92nd Air Refueling Wing, and Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. The top industries for employed adults in Spokane include educational services, health care, and social assistance.

An Overview of Mental Health in Spokane

Spokane isn’t unlike many American cities and towns. While there are positive points of life in Spokane, there are darker sides to the city as well. What’s been happening frequently in Spokane and surrounding areas is that the emergency room is the default place where people go to seek mental health care.

According to a report from the Spokane Regional Health District that looked specifically at youth, one in four local youth in the survey reported being depressed for two weeks or more in the previous year. 15 percent of respondents in the same survey said they had seriously considered a suicide attempt.

There was a 2016 report from Mental Health America which found over half of the youth in Washington experiencing a major depressive episode didn’t receive treatment or mental health services. In 2015, more than 580,000 mental health services were provided to 39,000 people through Spokane County. There were more than one million services related to mental health and substance use disorder provided to more than 55,000 people under the oversight of the Spokane County government between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.

Throughout not just Spokane but the entire state of Washington, drug abuse rates have gone up in recent years. There is an average of 15 deaths per 100,000 people in Washington that are attributed to drug-related causes. Of those, 8.6 of the 15 are related only to opiates. Spokane is one of the counties in Washington with higher death rates than the state average. The average death rate in Spokane is 17 per 100,000 individuals.

Every year, more than 44,900 people die by suicide, and in Washington State in 2016, 1,131 residents died by suicide. It was the eight leading cause of death overall in the state. The national average for suicide deaths in Washington is higher than the rest of the U.S.

The use of alcohol in Washington state was believed to have contributed to more than 2,450 deaths in 2010, and 16 percent of adults reported binge drinking at least once in the past month.

In Washington in 2014, there were around 501,000 adults 18 or older who reportedly had a mental illness. Of those, the majority did not receive treatment. 55.6 percent didn’t receive any kind of treatment or counseling, while only 44.4 percent did receive treatment on some level. Overall, the estimate is that around eight percent of residents in Spokane County have a mental health issue or emotional disturbance, which is higher than the five percent rate for the rest of the state.

In 2012, which is when the most recent statistics are available from, the national average rate of divorce was 3.4 per 1,000 people according to the CDC. In the state of Washington, the divorce rate was higher than the national average at 3.9 per 1,000 people. That amounted to it being 15 percent higher than the national average, putting it 14th among 44 reporting states.

Mental Health Resources in Spokane

Spokane and most of the state of Washington does have somewhat limited resources regarding mental health care compared to the number of people who need treatment. That’s one of the reasons so many people end up in emergency rooms with mental health concerns, rather than going to a specialty treatment provider or center.

In Eastern Washington, the number of people requiring mental health care has gone up significantly in the past five years. This is probably in large part due to more awareness of mental illness which helps people be more likely to seek treatment.

Frontier Behavioral Health, which works with Medicaid patients in Spokane, said they have seen an 80 percent increase in new patients since 2012.

However, despite the increasing need, only three facilities in eastern Washington provide inpatient psychiatric care. Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center is the only provider of this type in Spokane County.

Connecting with Mental Healthcare in Spokane

If you are in Spokane or one of the surrounding areas, the most important thing you can know is that there are mental health resources available. We put together the above care provider and therapist directory to help you locate the right services for you, whether that’s individual counseling, marriage or family therapy, psychiatry and medication management, or other mental health care.  Our therapist directory streamlines the information you need to connect with a top-quality provider quickly.