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.

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Margaret Gibb

Margaret Gibb, LMHC

10 years experience
Hello! I am happy that you are here. Counseling is a great first step to help making life changes. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State. I have over 10 years of experience working with individuals of all ages. I have provided therapy for a wide range of issues including treating Depression, Anxiety, family and parenting difficulties, stress management and addressing life changes. I have extensive experience in the treatment of Read More...
Hello! I am happy that you are here. Counseling is a great first step to help making life changes. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State. I have over 10 years of experience working with individuals Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Lynne  Rutstein

Lynne Rutstein, LCSW, CASAC

24 years experience
My name is Lynne Rutstein and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse counselor. I have a BA from Syracuse University , a Masters Degree in Social Work from NYU , completed my addiction training at The New School for Social Research , did my fellowship at NYU Medical School for psychoanalysis and attended CCDBT in NYC for DBT therapy. I have Read More...
My name is Lynne Rutstein and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse counselor. I have a BA from Syracuse University , a Masters Degree in Social Work from NYU Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 24 years


Megan Balcarczyk

Megan Balcarczyk, LMHC

6 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York, and earned my Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2012. I have a total of 6 years counseling experience during which I have worked with a wide variety of individuals, including those dealing with issues of substance abuse, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, mood disorders, and psychotic disorders. My counseling Read More...
Welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York, and earned my Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2012. I have a total of Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Jessica Scott

Jessica Scott, MA, LMHC

7 years experience
Congratulations on taking the first step in what can seem like a daunting process. Finding a therapist can seem overwhelming and it’s important that you connect with someone you can trust, someone you don’t feel judged by and someone who will be equally invested in your growth. I understand the stressors, barriers and mental/emotional blocks that can make it a challenge for us to unlock our potential and live our best lives, but I also believe Read More...
Congratulations on taking the first step in what can seem like a daunting process. Finding a therapist can seem overwhelming and it’s important that you connect with someone you can trust, someone you don’t feel judged by and someone who Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Aryeh Minkin

Aryeh Minkin, LMFT

5 years experience
Are you feeling down? Are there relationship issues in your life? Perhaps there's problems with your child, spouse, partner, family member or friend. I will work with you to meet your specific needs. My name is Aryeh (pronounced AR-yay.) I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in New York. I help people understand and cope with a variety of mild, moderate or severe life circumstances and/or emotional, behavioral or cognitive concerns. I specialize Read More...
Are you feeling down? Are there relationship issues in your life? Perhaps there's problems with your child, spouse, partner, family member or friend. I will work with you to meet your specific needs. My name is Aryeh (pronounced AR-yay.) Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years


Vicki Wolfe

Vicki Wolfe, LMHC, CASAC

13 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor in New York State. I mostly have experience in working with adults. I also have experience working with couples and families. Some clinical issues I have the most experience in include substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and stress management. My main focus in my treatment approach centers around the establishment of a therapeutic relationship with the person I'm working with. I Read More...
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor in New York State. I mostly have experience in working with adults. I also have experience working with couples and families. Some clinical issues I have Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years


Dr. Sarah Leclerc

Dr. Sarah Leclerc, PsyD

6 years experience
Hello there! I am from Haiti and have lived in various parts of the US-- NYC, Southern California for my doctorate, North Carolina for my pre-doc internship, and Upstate NY for my post doc internship. I chose to be a mental health professional because I value providing a safe space for individuals, in which they can be themselves, and explore the complex nature of who they are and who they are becoming. I tend to Read More...
Hello there! I am from Haiti and have lived in various parts of the US-- NYC, Southern California for my doctorate, North Carolina for my pre-doc internship, and Upstate NY for my post doc internship. I chose to be a Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Staci Davis

Staci Davis, RLCSW

25 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years experience. I have an active private practice and work with a variety of mental health concerns. I have extensive experience working with teenagers and families. I can offer a flexible schedule and am eager to help clients manage stress in their lives. I have experience with parenting issues, relationship issues and couples counseling. I can offer stress management strategies Read More...
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years experience. I have an active private practice and work with a variety of mental health concerns. I have extensive experience working with teenagers and families. I Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years


Victoria Hammer

Victoria Hammer, LMHC

8 years experience
I am a licensed mental health counselor in New York with over 8 years of experience working as a therapist and care manager. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, life changes and career challenges. I also helped many young adults with navigating the specific challenges faced when graduating from college, finding a job and navigating the next phase of their lives. My counseling style is Read More...
I am a licensed mental health counselor in New York with over 8 years of experience working as a therapist and care manager. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Kathryn Clavin Vunkannon

Kathryn Clavin Vunkannon, LCSW, CASAC

7 years experience
Hello, I’m Kathryn. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC). I have over 7 years in the field of social work, with experience in the following areas: Abuse Addiction Adolescents Adults Alcohol and Drug Abuse Anger Management Bipolar Disorder Borderline Personality Codependency Coping Skills Depression & Anxiety Divorce/Separation/Breaking up Domestic/partner violence Eating Disorders Family and/or Relationship Conflict Goal Management Grief HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C Issues Related to Parenting LGBTQ Life Coaching Narcissistic Personality Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Peer Relationships School issues Self Esteem Sex Therapy Spirituality Stress Management Suicidal Ideation Trauma and PTSD Mission Statement: Conquering Challenges, through motivation, Read More...
Hello, I’m Kathryn. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC). I have over 7 years in the field of social work, with experience in the following areas: Abuse Addiction Adolescents Adults Alcohol and Drug Abuse Anger Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Stacie Crochet

LCSW in Texas, Washington, Oregon and Idaho
25 years experience
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. Read More
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. Read More
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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.