Photo of Sarah Bulger, Counselor in 98229, WA
Sarah Bulger
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98229
Not accepting new clients
I provide therapy for children dealing with emotional and behavioral issues, adolescents dealing with life transitions, and adults seeking emotional support and guidance. I have a strong passion for the work I do. Clients find me warm, caring and genuine. I create an atmosphere of safety that allows space for sharing and exploration. I will stimulate, challenge, and support you throughout the therapeutic process. I come from a family systems orientation. I like to involve parents when working with children and adolescents, taking care to maintain the child or teenager’s sense of safety and confidentiality.
I provide therapy for children dealing with emotional and behavioral issues, adolescents dealing with life transitions, and adults seeking emotional support and guidance. I have a strong passion for the work I do. Clients find me warm, caring and genuine. I create an atmosphere of safety that allows space for sharing and exploration. I will stimulate, challenge, and support you throughout the therapeutic process. I come from a family systems orientation. I like to involve parents when working with children and adolescents, taking care to maintain the child or teenager’s sense of safety and confidentiality.
(360) 218-0244 View (360) 218-0244
Photo of Elaine Dilley, Counselor in 98229, WA
Elaine Dilley
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98229
I love working with adults who are stepping into their personal power and developing identity, as well as establishing relationships and intimacy with others. I also enjoy helping clients transmute their anxiety and release old family patterns that are no longer serving them. Ultimately, I offer therapy for a wide range of concerns. My therapeutic orientation is toward depth and transpersonal psychology. I want nothing more than to help you discover and value the truth about yourself. To that end, I may invite you to try visualization and guided imagery, dreamwork, or Family Constellation work during the course of our time together.
I love working with adults who are stepping into their personal power and developing identity, as well as establishing relationships and intimacy with others. I also enjoy helping clients transmute their anxiety and release old family patterns that are no longer serving them. Ultimately, I offer therapy for a wide range of concerns. My therapeutic orientation is toward depth and transpersonal psychology. I want nothing more than to help you discover and value the truth about yourself. To that end, I may invite you to try visualization and guided imagery, dreamwork, or Family Constellation work during the course of our time together.
(360) 203-6858 View (360) 203-6858
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Dr. Jeanie Bein, Self-Awareness & Growth
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98229
My clients tend to be holistic in orientation. They are motivated, and seek to get unstuck then to grow personally and spiritually.
My clients tend to be holistic in orientation. They are motivated, and seek to get unstuck then to grow personally and spiritually.
(360) 334-3505 View (360) 334-3505
Photo of Paige Alexander, Counselor in 98229, WA
Paige Alexander
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98229
I provide individual therapy for preteens, teens, and young adults, and I am passionate about working with survivors of abuse and trauma and LGBTQIA+ youth. I believe a collaborative, therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is a strong catalyst for progress and healing in therapy. I value meeting a client where they are at, following their pace, and focusing on their strengths while supporting them in identifying solutions. I provide an empathetic, compassionate, and supportive atmosphere for clients with a judgment-free and supportive approach.
I provide individual therapy for preteens, teens, and young adults, and I am passionate about working with survivors of abuse and trauma and LGBTQIA+ youth. I believe a collaborative, therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is a strong catalyst for progress and healing in therapy. I value meeting a client where they are at, following their pace, and focusing on their strengths while supporting them in identifying solutions. I provide an empathetic, compassionate, and supportive atmosphere for clients with a judgment-free and supportive approach.
(360) 745-1029 View (360) 745-1029
Photo of Ellen L Walker, Psychologist in 98229, WA
Ellen L Walker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98229  (Online Only)
In private practice in Bellingham since 1991 and in the mental health field since 1986. I provide evaluations to adults throughout Washington State. I have specialized in ADHD since opening my practice. I also enjoy evaluating adults for Autism Spectrum Disorder, depression, and anxiety, with the goal of providing you with clear and helpful answers to your evaluation questions. I am the author of Complete Without Kids: An Insider's Guide To Childfree Living By Choice Or By Chance. 2nd Edition.
In private practice in Bellingham since 1991 and in the mental health field since 1986. I provide evaluations to adults throughout Washington State. I have specialized in ADHD since opening my practice. I also enjoy evaluating adults for Autism Spectrum Disorder, depression, and anxiety, with the goal of providing you with clear and helpful answers to your evaluation questions. I am the author of Complete Without Kids: An Insider's Guide To Childfree Living By Choice Or By Chance. 2nd Edition.
(360) 310-4657 View (360) 310-4657
Photo of Dr. Isabel E. Kaufman Forensic Expert/Therapist, Counselor in 98229, WA
Dr. Isabel E. Kaufman Forensic Expert/Therapist
Counselor, DR, LMHCC, CFC, Forensi, Expert
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98229
Through Life Stages: offers an array of services including but not limited to individual, children, couples and group counseling, crisis intervention, grief and loss therapy and conflict resolution. Dr Kaufman uses state of the art Mental Health Assessments. The Assessment includes a comprehensive social history, referral information, diagnostic impression, significant findings, and recommendations for treatment. A thorough Mental Health Evaluation like this is the best way to help yourself, your child, and your family. As a Professional Counselor Isabel E. Kaufman is experienced, knowledgeable and able to help!
Through Life Stages: offers an array of services including but not limited to individual, children, couples and group counseling, crisis intervention, grief and loss therapy and conflict resolution. Dr Kaufman uses state of the art Mental Health Assessments. The Assessment includes a comprehensive social history, referral information, diagnostic impression, significant findings, and recommendations for treatment. A thorough Mental Health Evaluation like this is the best way to help yourself, your child, and your family. As a Professional Counselor Isabel E. Kaufman is experienced, knowledgeable and able to help!
(360) 927-1980 View (360) 927-1980
Photo of Gayle Cloud; Music Therapist in 98229, WA
Gayle Cloud; Music Therapist
MT-BC
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98229
Whether you are dealing with emotional duress, physical challenges or survival worries, music therapy can lower stress, increase mobility, stimulate cognition and promote relaxation. Individuals can transcend the barriers that keep them from an abundant life through the intentional use of music. Careful listening, melody, rhythm and gentle movement all support wellness and quality of life. I also work with individuals living with neurologic disorders, those at end-of-life, as well as professional musicians to overcome psychological or physical obstacles. However, one doesn't need to be a musician to engage in music therapy!
Whether you are dealing with emotional duress, physical challenges or survival worries, music therapy can lower stress, increase mobility, stimulate cognition and promote relaxation. Individuals can transcend the barriers that keep them from an abundant life through the intentional use of music. Careful listening, melody, rhythm and gentle movement all support wellness and quality of life. I also work with individuals living with neurologic disorders, those at end-of-life, as well as professional musicians to overcome psychological or physical obstacles. However, one doesn't need to be a musician to engage in music therapy!
(360) 301-7480 View (360) 301-7480
Photo of Rebecca M. Lachut, Marriage & Family Therapist in 98229, WA
Rebecca M. Lachut
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMHC, LMFT, NCC
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98229  (Online Only)
I enjoy finding a person or family's strengths and resources in a warm and inviting environment. My practice is research based and brings the best resources in a down to earth and nonjudgmental way.
I enjoy finding a person or family's strengths and resources in a warm and inviting environment. My practice is research based and brings the best resources in a down to earth and nonjudgmental way.
(360) 996-6425 View (360) 996-6425
Photo of Emily Craig, Counselor in 98229, WA
Emily Craig
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98229
Not accepting new clients
Thank you for taking time and effort to invest in your emotional well-being. I work with adults who are looking for a healthier connection with their emotions. Perhaps you are struggling with identifying, understanding, and regulating your emotions. I also assist clients who have a history of trauma who would like to reduce psychological reactivity to present day stressors. If you are needing support with boundary setting, managing symptoms of anxiety and depression, understanding your gender identity, or want to investigate your behaviors with drugs and alcohol, I am happy to help you accomplish your goals.
Thank you for taking time and effort to invest in your emotional well-being. I work with adults who are looking for a healthier connection with their emotions. Perhaps you are struggling with identifying, understanding, and regulating your emotions. I also assist clients who have a history of trauma who would like to reduce psychological reactivity to present day stressors. If you are needing support with boundary setting, managing symptoms of anxiety and depression, understanding your gender identity, or want to investigate your behaviors with drugs and alcohol, I am happy to help you accomplish your goals.
(360) 404-7282 View (360) 404-7282
Photo of Emily Carraux, Counselor in 98229, WA
Emily Carraux
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98229  (Online Only)
Simply put, being human is hard. When we experience loneliness, depression, fear, or disconnection, our relationships to others and to our true selves can become closed off, leaving us feeling isolated and in pain. In those moments of hardship there is immense power and courage in reaching out. Therapy can be a safe haven to process past experiences that have caused harm, address relationships that are in crisis, and find a way to reconcile loss. We can also use counseling to explore your values and how your life is lining up with those values, or missing the mark.
Simply put, being human is hard. When we experience loneliness, depression, fear, or disconnection, our relationships to others and to our true selves can become closed off, leaving us feeling isolated and in pain. In those moments of hardship there is immense power and courage in reaching out. Therapy can be a safe haven to process past experiences that have caused harm, address relationships that are in crisis, and find a way to reconcile loss. We can also use counseling to explore your values and how your life is lining up with those values, or missing the mark.
(360) 549-5914 View (360) 549-5914
Photo of Kristyn Than Counseling, Counselor in 98229, WA
Kristyn Than Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98229
Not accepting new clients
I believe with a safe space and relationship that healing and change are possible. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and work with individuals and families dealing with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, relational struggles, transitions and grief. I counsel all ages and specialize in children and teens who have experienced trauma. I have extensive training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am also trained in and utilize EMDR. I do believe a good fit is important and welcome the opportunity to help you recognize your strengths and meet your goals.
I believe with a safe space and relationship that healing and change are possible. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and work with individuals and families dealing with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, relational struggles, transitions and grief. I counsel all ages and specialize in children and teens who have experienced trauma. I have extensive training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am also trained in and utilize EMDR. I do believe a good fit is important and welcome the opportunity to help you recognize your strengths and meet your goals.
(360) 526-0284 View (360) 526-0284
Photo of Sears Taylor, Counselor in 98229, WA
Sears Taylor
Counselor, MA, MBA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98229
I’m very experienced with trauma and can resolve its effects very quickly I also am very effective with addiction problems
I’m very experienced with trauma and can resolve its effects very quickly I also am very effective with addiction problems
(360) 526-0074 View (360) 526-0074
Photo of Lee Osteen, Counselor in 98229, WA
Lee Osteen
Counselor, MA, MSW, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98229  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Email is the best way to contact. Congratulations on taking a big first step to improving your mental health and wellbeing. I’m so glad you’re here. As a queer and non-binary therapist, I understand the importance of feeling represented and validated by those in the healthcare field. My goal is to co-create a safe and supportive space for you to explore and celebrate your authentic self, while also developing strategies to manage difficult life transitions, daily stressors, and relationship challenges. I specialize in working with those in the LGBTQIA+, polyamorous and consensual non-monogamy, and kink communities.
Email is the best way to contact. Congratulations on taking a big first step to improving your mental health and wellbeing. I’m so glad you’re here. As a queer and non-binary therapist, I understand the importance of feeling represented and validated by those in the healthcare field. My goal is to co-create a safe and supportive space for you to explore and celebrate your authentic self, while also developing strategies to manage difficult life transitions, daily stressors, and relationship challenges. I specialize in working with those in the LGBTQIA+, polyamorous and consensual non-monogamy, and kink communities.
(360) 523-7905 View (360) 523-7905
Sarah K Saxvik
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98229
Waitlist for new clients
I enjoy my work as a psychotherapist even more today then I did when I started over 20 years ago. There is so much power and insight that comes from a truly authentic relationship between therapist and client. You, the client, can then take what is learned in the safety of the therapeutic relationship out into the world full of Other relationships and feel equipped to navigate them in a way that is aligned with who you are. Whether it's your self as a mother, daughter, brother, or son, there is meaning to unfold in everything you do.
I enjoy my work as a psychotherapist even more today then I did when I started over 20 years ago. There is so much power and insight that comes from a truly authentic relationship between therapist and client. You, the client, can then take what is learned in the safety of the therapeutic relationship out into the world full of Other relationships and feel equipped to navigate them in a way that is aligned with who you are. Whether it's your self as a mother, daughter, brother, or son, there is meaning to unfold in everything you do.
(360) 795-5306 View (360) 795-5306
Photo of Lynne Graham, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 98229, WA
Lynne Graham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98229  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
If you are experiencing anxiety, feelings of overwhelm and depression or keep repeating the same unhelpful patterns, I can help. Therapy is about creating the happiest, healthiest version of you. Sometimes it’s the impact of the past keeping you stuck, sometimes it’s simply the stressors of living in today’s world. Therapy is about gaining self-understanding and creating change that improves your quality of life. I incorporate a trauma informed and individually focused approach to support you and your goals. I have experience with active-duty military, veterans, first responders, border patrol and sexual abuse/assault survivors.
If you are experiencing anxiety, feelings of overwhelm and depression or keep repeating the same unhelpful patterns, I can help. Therapy is about creating the happiest, healthiest version of you. Sometimes it’s the impact of the past keeping you stuck, sometimes it’s simply the stressors of living in today’s world. Therapy is about gaining self-understanding and creating change that improves your quality of life. I incorporate a trauma informed and individually focused approach to support you and your goals. I have experience with active-duty military, veterans, first responders, border patrol and sexual abuse/assault survivors.
(360) 968-7740 View (360) 968-7740
Photo of Swell Sessions w/ Chericka Ashmann, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 98229, WA
Swell Sessions w/ Chericka Ashmann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MHP, CMHS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98229
Identifying unprocessed trauma is crucial in treating common to severe mental health issues. Trauma runs on a spectrum from minor to major events and is only relevant to the person who experienced it. What may be disturbing to one individual may not be to the next and vice versa. Trauma can be contagious and impact those around you. Everyone experiences adversity in their lifetime; while there are many wonderful evidence based methods I will use for recovery I find EMDR to be most effective with significantly faster results while being the least invasive.
Identifying unprocessed trauma is crucial in treating common to severe mental health issues. Trauma runs on a spectrum from minor to major events and is only relevant to the person who experienced it. What may be disturbing to one individual may not be to the next and vice versa. Trauma can be contagious and impact those around you. Everyone experiences adversity in their lifetime; while there are many wonderful evidence based methods I will use for recovery I find EMDR to be most effective with significantly faster results while being the least invasive.
(360) 215-2551 View (360) 215-2551
Photo of Jodi Bagge Arts & Wellness, Counselor in 98229, WA
Jodi Bagge Arts & Wellness
Counselor, MACP, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98229  (Online Only)
We all have complex stories, and often traumatic experiences in our past become so tangled up in our present day identity and rhythms that it's hard to move forward towards the people and things we care about most. The complexity of these difficult experiences can often have a negative impact on how we feel, live, and imagine our future. But therapy can offer a landing place to pause and reflect on our stories through a new and curious lens. Untangling the threads of your past and present life, and offering yourself empathy and kindness towards your future can provide a new way forward of empowerment, courage, and creativity.
We all have complex stories, and often traumatic experiences in our past become so tangled up in our present day identity and rhythms that it's hard to move forward towards the people and things we care about most. The complexity of these difficult experiences can often have a negative impact on how we feel, live, and imagine our future. But therapy can offer a landing place to pause and reflect on our stories through a new and curious lens. Untangling the threads of your past and present life, and offering yourself empathy and kindness towards your future can provide a new way forward of empowerment, courage, and creativity.
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Photo of Sarah Matsuura, Counselor in 98229, WA
Sarah Matsuura
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98229
My goal as a therapist is to provide collaborative and holistic care to each individual I serve with compassion and dignity. As each individual has their own unique story, I recognize that there are several approaches to healing based on individual needs and preferences. I will actively work with you to identify the best approach(es) to support you in your recovery. My mission as a therapist is to provide a safe, trusting space that allows you as the client to feel comfortable, heard, and able to foster growth as an individual.
My goal as a therapist is to provide collaborative and holistic care to each individual I serve with compassion and dignity. As each individual has their own unique story, I recognize that there are several approaches to healing based on individual needs and preferences. I will actively work with you to identify the best approach(es) to support you in your recovery. My mission as a therapist is to provide a safe, trusting space that allows you as the client to feel comfortable, heard, and able to foster growth as an individual.
(360) 585-0406 View (360) 585-0406
Photo of Catherine Hylen, Counselor in 98229, WA
Catherine Hylen
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98229  (Online Only)
It is possible to feel more at home in your life, more at ease in your body, and more fulfilled in your relationships. We all have the ability to heal with the right support. Even the most difficult experience can be a guide into a deeper, more meaningful experience of being alive. I work with female and gender diverse clients facing a variety of issues in life. These issues include: unresolved past trauma/abuse, difficulty managing emotions/feeling okay in the world, relationship challenges, questioning identity, and navigating life transitions.
It is possible to feel more at home in your life, more at ease in your body, and more fulfilled in your relationships. We all have the ability to heal with the right support. Even the most difficult experience can be a guide into a deeper, more meaningful experience of being alive. I work with female and gender diverse clients facing a variety of issues in life. These issues include: unresolved past trauma/abuse, difficulty managing emotions/feeling okay in the world, relationship challenges, questioning identity, and navigating life transitions.
(360) 230-7953 View (360) 230-7953
Photo of Sandy Levey-Lunden in 98229, WA
Sandy Levey-Lunden
BA-Psyc, MSEd, POCCP
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98229
I work extensively with past/childhood trauma, divorces, family conflict, grief, and fear. The focus of my work is about acknowledging and releasing the beliefs we develop about ourselves from events that occur in the past that are hindering our True selves for flourishing in the present. As an original life coach and counselor of 40 years, I help people see all possibilities and make a greater vision of themselves, their unique talents, gifts and abilities. I have been teaching seminars, workshops, and private sessions for my whole career. My unique healing modality, "The Clearing Process", is the basis for all 24 of my workshops.
I work extensively with past/childhood trauma, divorces, family conflict, grief, and fear. The focus of my work is about acknowledging and releasing the beliefs we develop about ourselves from events that occur in the past that are hindering our True selves for flourishing in the present. As an original life coach and counselor of 40 years, I help people see all possibilities and make a greater vision of themselves, their unique talents, gifts and abilities. I have been teaching seminars, workshops, and private sessions for my whole career. My unique healing modality, "The Clearing Process", is the basis for all 24 of my workshops.
(360) 527-2796 View (360) 527-2796

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 98229

90+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 98229 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
88% Depression
81% Trauma and PTSD
78% Relationship Issues
77% Stress
76% Self Esteem
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Premera
59% Aetna
57% Regence

How Therapists in 98229 see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
16% Male
8% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 98229?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.