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Geoff Ashmun
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98416  (Online Only)
I work primarily with two types of clients: 1) Transition age youth and young adults (17-25) identifying as LGBTQIA+ and/or neurodivergent who are seeking to solidify their identity and find a footing in the emerging world of "adulthood." 2) Adult women (26-50) who struggle with depression and anxiety, often as an expression of a lack of authority in their lives be it in relation to their their marriages and partnerships, their role as a parent/caregiver, their family of origin, and their workplace. Additionally, I have extensive experience with adult children of alcoholics and I am equipped to work with clients on religious trauma.
I work primarily with two types of clients: 1) Transition age youth and young adults (17-25) identifying as LGBTQIA+ and/or neurodivergent who are seeking to solidify their identity and find a footing in the emerging world of "adulthood." 2) Adult women (26-50) who struggle with depression and anxiety, often as an expression of a lack of authority in their lives be it in relation to their their marriages and partnerships, their role as a parent/caregiver, their family of origin, and their workplace. Additionally, I have extensive experience with adult children of alcoholics and I am equipped to work with clients on religious trauma.
(206) 483-2245 View (206) 483-2245
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Chris Sande
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98416  (Online Only)
It’s important to me, as a human and therapist, that you are understood. One of the first things they teach counselors is that you must truly engage with clients through listening. My goal is to meet you with compassion and curiosity in order to tackle life’s challenges with unconditional positive regard. Without this baseline of curious, active listening, there’s no room to build an invaluable therapeutic relationship, where the best healing and growth takes place. Once there we will set goals, uncover patterns and values, identify how you make meaning, and - by the end of our time together - have you closer to who you want to be.
It’s important to me, as a human and therapist, that you are understood. One of the first things they teach counselors is that you must truly engage with clients through listening. My goal is to meet you with compassion and curiosity in order to tackle life’s challenges with unconditional positive regard. Without this baseline of curious, active listening, there’s no room to build an invaluable therapeutic relationship, where the best healing and growth takes place. Once there we will set goals, uncover patterns and values, identify how you make meaning, and - by the end of our time together - have you closer to who you want to be.
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John O'Malley
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CDP, CCFC
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98416
"Love says, 'I am everything.' Wisdom says, 'I am nothing." Between these two, my life flows.” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj Coming back from Vietnam, I found myself drawn to the human psyche and our ability to shape our existence. This exploration led to an intensive study of eastern and western psychological principles and practices. Along this journey, I found my calling - to recognize the innate goodness in all people and help them discover their inner power to transform their lives. I dedicated myself to helping people know they are more than the problems they want to overcome.
"Love says, 'I am everything.' Wisdom says, 'I am nothing." Between these two, my life flows.” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj Coming back from Vietnam, I found myself drawn to the human psyche and our ability to shape our existence. This exploration led to an intensive study of eastern and western psychological principles and practices. Along this journey, I found my calling - to recognize the innate goodness in all people and help them discover their inner power to transform their lives. I dedicated myself to helping people know they are more than the problems they want to overcome.
(206) 981-5922 View (206) 981-5922
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Elise Hanson
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98416  (Online Only)
However you have come to find yourself pursuing therapy, welcome. Being human beings on this earth is a complicated thing, it is a chaotic time to be living life, and you are worthy of finding some space for care and support as you navigate through how to be a human.
However you have come to find yourself pursuing therapy, welcome. Being human beings on this earth is a complicated thing, it is a chaotic time to be living life, and you are worthy of finding some space for care and support as you navigate through how to be a human.
(206) 825-6766 View (206) 825-6766
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Alagna Valsesia
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98416  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, my name is Alagna (pronounced Ah-lah-nya), I work with individuals, adolescents, couples, and families interested in finding meaningful support as they navigate personal and relational challenges. I take a deeply systemic approach to therapy, considering you as an individual and conceptualizing the influence of familial and social systems in your life. I view healing as a holistic journey encompassing awareness, reflection, and embodiment. I take special pride in working with folks who have experienced complex family trauma, or sexual trauma, or feel a sense of existential meaninglessness in their life.
Hi, my name is Alagna (pronounced Ah-lah-nya), I work with individuals, adolescents, couples, and families interested in finding meaningful support as they navigate personal and relational challenges. I take a deeply systemic approach to therapy, considering you as an individual and conceptualizing the influence of familial and social systems in your life. I view healing as a holistic journey encompassing awareness, reflection, and embodiment. I take special pride in working with folks who have experienced complex family trauma, or sexual trauma, or feel a sense of existential meaninglessness in their life.
(206) 594-5325 View (206) 594-5325
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Clarice Boone
MAEd, LMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98416
This first step is hard. I see you. Maybe you’ve been here before, or it’s your first time exploring therapy. I specialize in working with trauma and relational ruptures throughout the lifetime - this may be a single incident trauma, developmental or attachment trauma, trust violations, communication, intimacy, or emotional overwhelm. I currently have telehealth openings to work with adult individuals and dyadic relationships. I support those who are poly, ENM, kinky, queer, trans, living with HIV, and those who do consensual sex work.
This first step is hard. I see you. Maybe you’ve been here before, or it’s your first time exploring therapy. I specialize in working with trauma and relational ruptures throughout the lifetime - this may be a single incident trauma, developmental or attachment trauma, trust violations, communication, intimacy, or emotional overwhelm. I currently have telehealth openings to work with adult individuals and dyadic relationships. I support those who are poly, ENM, kinky, queer, trans, living with HIV, and those who do consensual sex work.
(425) 961-9395 View (425) 961-9395
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Serenity Psychotherapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98416
John B. Evans, PhD, LCSW, is dedicated to working with individuals, couples, and families via tele-therapy to help with multiple life issues. Dr. Evans has found tele-therapy to be very effective in almost all cases. With 35 years of experience, Dr. Evans will provide you with expert guidance in dealing with current problems you may not understand and help figure out what may be going on under the surface.Many people have found they make more and faster progress in therapy with Dr. Evans than they have experienced in past therapy. Dr. Evans does not try to keep clients in therapy longer than necessary although he is a big believer
John B. Evans, PhD, LCSW, is dedicated to working with individuals, couples, and families via tele-therapy to help with multiple life issues. Dr. Evans has found tele-therapy to be very effective in almost all cases. With 35 years of experience, Dr. Evans will provide you with expert guidance in dealing with current problems you may not understand and help figure out what may be going on under the surface.Many people have found they make more and faster progress in therapy with Dr. Evans than they have experienced in past therapy. Dr. Evans does not try to keep clients in therapy longer than necessary although he is a big believer
(206) 222-2614 View (206) 222-2614
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Beth Croat
MAEd, LMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98416
Maybe you know exactly what you’re looking for in a therapist, or maybe this search is an overwhelming experience. I’m here to meet you where you are. I’m currently accepting new clients, so please reach out for a free 20-minute consultation. I specialize in working with individuals and couples navigating grief, anxiety, life transitions, relational conflict, and the impact of trauma.
Maybe you know exactly what you’re looking for in a therapist, or maybe this search is an overwhelming experience. I’m here to meet you where you are. I’m currently accepting new clients, so please reach out for a free 20-minute consultation. I specialize in working with individuals and couples navigating grief, anxiety, life transitions, relational conflict, and the impact of trauma.
(206) 350-8919 View (206) 350-8919

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 98416

< 10

Therapists in 98416 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
88% Grief
88% Trauma and PTSD
75% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
63% Spirituality

Average years in practice

1 Year

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% BlueCross and BlueShield
50% Premera
33% Aetna

How Therapists in 98416 see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

58% Female
42% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 98416?

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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.