Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Vancouver, Washington

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

Kaleigh Boysen

Kaleigh Boysen, LMFT

I help people struggling with stress, anxiety, and overwhelm learn the skills they need to feel more calm and present and improve their relationships with their spouses and children. I particularly enjoy working with parents and I have experience treating individuals and couples around family conflict, parenting issues, divorce, grief and loss, or other major life changes. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, my approach differs from other counselors in that treatment is family Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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

Dr. Roberto Valdez

Dr. Roberto Valdez, PhD, LMHC

My name is Roberto Valdez. I am a dedicated and committed professional; I enjoy the healing arts and psychology. I have been in private practice since 2002. I am a father, a brother and a friend to many. I enjoy fishing and spending time with family and friends. I am a Seattle Seahawk fan and enjoy the outdoors. My education is PhD in family and clinical psychology. I have a MEd in counseling psychology and Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 16 years

Dr. Lora Van Arsdell

Dr. Lora Van Arsdell, PsyD, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, credentialed as a health service psychologist by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. The National Register credential signifies adherence to the highest standards of professional practice. I originally came to the field due to my belief that individuals fare better when a holistic approach is taken to their care. The more I have studied and practiced, the stronger my belief in Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 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

Erin Foley

Erin Foley, LMHC

Welcome. My name is Erin Foley and I am a licensed Mental Health counselor in Florida and Washington. I have over ten years working in the counseling field. I assist clients struggling with work/school challenges, identity, cultural assimilation, anxiety, mood disfunction, family difficulties, life transitions, past trauma, and grief/loss. My approach to therapy is from a humanistic and systems perspective. I utilize many modalities from psychodynamic therapy, relational psychology, mindfulness therapy, and cognitive behavioral Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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

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Stacie Crochet , LCSW in Texas, Washington, Oregon and Idaho

I have made my home and established a private practice in the Pacific Northwest. Through my work, I am committed to helping people overcome addictions to alcohol and drugs, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and other stresses that affect all of us at some time in our lives.

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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

 An Overview of Mental Health Resources in Vancouver, Washington

Vancouver is a busy Portland suburb. Like it’s Canadian cousin, the city was named after Captain George Vancouver. It’s the fourth largest city in Washington. It has a population of 169, 982 people. Residents have a median income of $52,000. Wages increased by more than two percent between 2015 and 2016.

Vancouver has been ranked as one of the best places to settle down in America. In 2016, WalletHub listed the city as the 39th best place for American families to make a home.

The state, like many others in the country, is struggling with its treatment plans for the mentally ill. However, Vancouver is one of the better places for potential patient to end up.

Vancouver Demographics

80,194 people are employed in Vancouver’s economy. The median income of $52,000 is slightly lower than both the state and the national number. The median income for the state is well over $60,000.

73% of the population is white, 12% is Hispanic, and 5% is Asian. 13.5% of the population lives below the poverty line, on par with the national average of 14%.

The city’s rate of homeownership is fairly low at 49.2%. The national average is over 63%.

Less than one out of three residents have a bachelor’s degree.

Vancouver Crime Rate

Vancouver is slightly more crime-ridden than the rest of Washington, perhaps because its residents are poorer. A wealth of research has demonstrated the link between poverty and crime. Most of Vancouver’s residents aren’t facing poverty, but they are working with smaller neighbors than their Washington neighbors.

Your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Vancouver is 1 out of 259. In Washington it’s 1 out of 331. Rapes are also slightly more common in Vancouver.

However, property crime rates have been sinking.

Vancouver Mental Health

Clark county, which houses Vancouver, ranks 12th out of Washington’s 39 counties when health care is considered.

“These rankings are relative to other counties and while they fluctuate somewhat year to year, they have remained relatively stable,” Dr. Alan Melnick, county health officer and Public Health director, said. “Many of the health challenges in Clark County mirror national trends.”

A 2015 report found that while Vancouver was strong on some points, it needed to improve others. Among the recommendations for improvement was devoting more resources to mental health, particularly teen suicide.

When mental health struggles are ignored, it leads to severe problems later in life. Many of the people currently living on the streets are battling mental health issues.

The state recommends one counselor per 250 students in the school systems. Vancouver is currently meeting that goal, with one counselor per 259 students. However, the picture isn’t so rosy for adults. Adults may have trouble getting proper care.

Vancouver Mental Health Resources

The city proposed building a $17 million crisis triage center intended to help mentally ill patients in the grip of an attack. Too often, these people are funneled into jails and prisons rather than hospitals. However, in 2018, only $3 million of the project was funded. The city’s good intentions are being wasted.

The same problems are being mirrored at the state level. Officials approved $149 million for mental health spending through July 2019. Yet over $80 million will be used to pay fines and administrative fees.

Two Vancouver women recently formed Mothers of the Mentally Ill (MOMI ). Their goal is to carry our message to state legislators, city and county leaders, medical providers, law enforcement and courts, and the media . . . the lives of our loved ones are in imminent danger because of mismanagement and abusive, discriminatory policies in health care law and systems.”

A July 2018 Associated Press report described the largest state hospital as a “nightmare.”

They don’t have enough staff to protect patients, or provide them with the bare minimum of care,” Lisa Bowser said. Bowser’s mother spent years at Western State Hospital.

“Going there was like going into hell… I honestly thought they would kill her before I could get her out.”

The hospital was sanctioned by federal authorities. State officials including the governor have promised to make changes.

Use Our Therapist Directory

For adults, finding proper mental health care in Vancouver can be difficult. There are a lot of providers to choose from. Our therapist directory can help you choose some who feel you comfortable with. You can use the directory to sort through providers based on pre-determined criteria. Choosing the right therapist is critical for the success of your treatment.