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.


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

Wendy Henner

MA,LPC,LMHC
25 years experience
Greeting and welcome to Better Help! My name is Wendy Henner and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Arizona and Oregon, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from San Francisco State University, and my Master of Arts degree, specializing in Applied Behavioral Science and Systems Counseling, from Bastyr University. For the past 20 years, I... Read More
Greeting and welcome to Better Help! My name is Wendy Henner and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Arizona and Oregon, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington. I received my Bachelor... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:25 years

Nicole Giron

MA,LMHC
10 years experience
Hello, my name is Nicole Giron and I am a licensed mental health counselor. I am so glad that you have taken the first step on this journey. I would be honored to be by your side cheering you on. I have worked with many people over the years who have found themselves in the same place you are. You are not alone! I have ten years of experience working in a variety of settings... Read More
Hello, my name is Nicole Giron and I am a licensed mental health counselor. I am so glad that you have taken the first step on this journey. I would be honored to be by your side cheering you on.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Dr. Ilyas Jaraysa

D,Min,Past,Care,and,Counseling
30 years experience
I am licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have a doctorate degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling in addition to three other Master's degrees. I have been working as therapist and counselor for more than 30 years in Palestine/Israel, Ecuador and USA. I am fluent in English, Spanish and Arabic and have profound experience and sensitivity to cross cultural relationship. In my 30 years and more of working as counselor and university professor I was able... Read More
I am licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have a doctorate degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling in addition to three other Master's degrees. I have been working as therapist and counselor for more than 30 years in Palestine/Israel, Ecuador and... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish,Arabic
  • Experience:30 years

Skyler Dorsey

LMHC,MSW
5 years experience
Hi! My name is Skyler Dorsey and I am a licensed mental health therapist in Washington State. I have been working in the field of social work and mental health for over 15 years and I received my master's degree in social work in 2006 from Eastern Washington University. I have experience with depression, anxiety, trauma, and life transitions. I primarily use cognitive behavioral and strengths based therapeutic methods to help people identify what... Read More
Hi! My name is Skyler Dorsey and I am a licensed mental health therapist in Washington State. I have been working in the field of social work and mental health for over 15 years and I received my master's degree... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Amanda Mott

LCSW,QCSW
12 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:12 years

Dr. Robert Egbert

Ph.D.,LMHC
30 years experience
I am an older counselor/therapist with over 30 years of experience and have worked with a variety of issues over those years. I hold a PH.D. in Counseling Psychology from the Union Institute and an ED.D. from Temple University. I have been a school counselor and family therapist for many of those years so am comfortable working with all ages. Some of those issue include depression, anxiety, ADHD and other learning and... Read More
I am an older counselor/therapist with over 30 years of experience and have worked with a variety of issues over those years. I hold a PH.D. in Counseling Psychology from the Union Institute and an ED.D. from Temple University.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:30 years

Edwin Wea

M.A.,L.M.H.C.
20 years experience
I am a licensed mental health counselor, in the State of Washington for over 20 years. I am trained in multiple modalities: cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivation interviewing, client-centered therapy, rational-emotive therapy and hypnotherapy. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, couple's counseling, family therapy. I specialize in working with multicultural individuals and blended families. I am a minority mental health specialist for African Americans. I have experience... Read More
I am a licensed mental health counselor, in the State of Washington for over 20 years. I am trained in multiple modalities: cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivation interviewing, client-centered therapy, rational-emotive therapy and hypnotherapy. I have experience working with anxiety,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Jennifer Wolman

LMFT
10 years experience
I am honored to be a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington state and have a private practice, Beacon of Light Family Counseling in Yakima WA. I have over 10 years of experience working with children as young as 7 years old. I enjoy working with adolescents, couples, individuals and families. In 1999 I received my Bachelor of Arts at the University of Washington in Psychology and in 2002 I... Read More
I am honored to be a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington state and have a private practice, Beacon of Light Family Counseling in Yakima WA. I have over 10 years of experience working with children as... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 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.