Jim Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Offers online therapy
I use a strength-based approach to help you solve problems, provide new information and perspectives based on current research and theory, and work to restore your sense of direction and self-confidence.
Often, our lives are impacted by forces beyond our control. We wonder, "Will life ever return to normal?" I work with young and old who struggle with challenges common to modern living: Retirement, work stress, family dynamics, personal tragedy, financial troubles, loss of community, and loss of direction. I also address unique challenges associated with aging: Chronic and acute illness, life partner debilitation, and hardships unforeseen. Refocus and reclaim your strengths and life as we work together on insights, new strategies and skills that enable you to overcome obstacles, re-connect with life and your passions.
(253) 525-5331
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Offers online therapy
I use a strength-based approach to help you solve problems, provide new information and perspectives based on current research and theory, and work to restore your sense of direction and self-confidence.
Often, our lives are impacted by forces beyond our control. We wonder, "Will life ever return to normal?" I work with young and old who struggle with challenges common to modern living: Retirement, work stress, family dynamics, personal tragedy, financial troubles, loss of community, and loss of direction. I also address unique challenges associated with aging: Chronic and acute illness, life partner debilitation, and hardships unforeseen. Refocus and reclaim your strengths and life as we work together on insights, new strategies and skills that enable you to overcome obstacles, re-connect with life and your passions.
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Jamie Melsness
Counselor, LMHC Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Offers online therapy
Accepting new Clts** I believe in the importance of establishing a client/therapist relationship based on mutual respect and integrity. My focus and goal in my work is to help navigate through the personal process of growth and change done through my approach of aligning to provide hope and healing. I use a strength based, client centered and cognitive/behavioral approach to help develop techniques and coping skills.The heart of my holistic approach is centered on truly hearing your story with compassion and supporting you in your healing journey. My ideal client is one who is motivated to seek change and willing to take the steps.
(253) 499-5175
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Offers online therapy
Accepting new Clts** I believe in the importance of establishing a client/therapist relationship based on mutual respect and integrity. My focus and goal in my work is to help navigate through the personal process of growth and change done through my approach of aligning to provide hope and healing. I use a strength based, client centered and cognitive/behavioral approach to help develop techniques and coping skills.The heart of my holistic approach is centered on truly hearing your story with compassion and supporting you in your healing journey. My ideal client is one who is motivated to seek change and willing to take the steps.
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Clairemarie Clark
Psychologist, PhD, MA Verified
Office is near:
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
Offers online therapy
Not accepting new clients
I incorporate elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Behavioral Activation Therapy (BAT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RO-DBT), and strength-based approaches.
*Not Currently Accepting New Clients* Are you feeling lost, stuck, or overwhelmed? I can guide you in exploring these issues while helping you to identify and access your inner strengths and resources for healing and growth. I specialize in working with people who are struggling with stress and overwhelm, a lack of meaning and purpose, and low self-worth issues. As one myself, I also have insight and understanding treating Global Nomads, Third Culture Kids, Expats, and people who deal with issues relating to frequent moves and relocations. I value diversity and inclusivity. I aim to provide a safe, welcoming space for all people.
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Office is near:
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
Offers online therapy
Not accepting new clients
I incorporate elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Behavioral Activation Therapy (BAT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RO-DBT), and strength-based approaches.
*Not Currently Accepting New Clients* Are you feeling lost, stuck, or overwhelmed? I can guide you in exploring these issues while helping you to identify and access your inner strengths and resources for healing and growth. I specialize in working with people who are struggling with stress and overwhelm, a lack of meaning and purpose, and low self-worth issues. As one myself, I also have insight and understanding treating Global Nomads, Third Culture Kids, Expats, and people who deal with issues relating to frequent moves and relocations. I value diversity and inclusivity. I aim to provide a safe, welcoming space for all people.
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Jamie Posthuma
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Offers online therapy
I am passionate about working with individuals and couples. Navigating live's challenges can be really intimidating amidst the stressors of life, especially when they all start piling up and ways you used to cope before stop working. Before giving up, try seeking help from a qualified professional and learn new ways of understanding and interacting with your environment. By identifying and working through barriers, new patterns can be learned, and healing experiences can be found. Resources can be gained and emotional resilience can be improved. You can find the harmony you desire within your life, and it starts here.
(425) 448-8308
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Offers online therapy
I am passionate about working with individuals and couples. Navigating live's challenges can be really intimidating amidst the stressors of life, especially when they all start piling up and ways you used to cope before stop working. Before giving up, try seeking help from a qualified professional and learn new ways of understanding and interacting with your environment. By identifying and working through barriers, new patterns can be learned, and healing experiences can be found. Resources can be gained and emotional resilience can be improved. You can find the harmony you desire within your life, and it starts here.
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Andi Kouneev
Counselor, LMHC, NCC Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Offers online therapy
Having difficulty with relationships? Feeling lonely or isolated? We all need support in our lives, especially during these difficult times. Life can be overwhelming, chaotic, stressful, and unpredictable. You are brave. You are ready take the first step in acknowledging that something isn’t quite right. Therapy can be a healing, wonderful, and freeing way to connect back to your inner self and with those you love. There is hope and there are ways to help and re-build and re-gain confidence, self-esteem, and manage emotions that we often want to ignore. There is HOPE!
(253) 338-5843
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Offers online therapy
Having difficulty with relationships? Feeling lonely or isolated? We all need support in our lives, especially during these difficult times. Life can be overwhelming, chaotic, stressful, and unpredictable. You are brave. You are ready take the first step in acknowledging that something isn’t quite right. Therapy can be a healing, wonderful, and freeing way to connect back to your inner self and with those you love. There is hope and there are ways to help and re-build and re-gain confidence, self-esteem, and manage emotions that we often want to ignore. There is HOPE!
Traci Ann Lenzi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Offers online therapy
Have you recently experienced the death of a loved one, the end of a marriage or relationship, or a significant life transition that has you wondering how life will ever feel normal again? Grief shows up in many ways in life, and it looks different for everyone. But one thing is always true: grief changes us. Maybe you’re in survival mode: fighting just to stay above water in the day to day. Or perhaps you feel like you don’t recognize yourself: more angry, less motivated, or experiencing emotions that feel completely foreign. Your grief may be so overwhelming that you don’t even know what you feel.
(206) 279-6422
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Offers online therapy
Have you recently experienced the death of a loved one, the end of a marriage or relationship, or a significant life transition that has you wondering how life will ever feel normal again? Grief shows up in many ways in life, and it looks different for everyone. But one thing is always true: grief changes us. Maybe you’re in survival mode: fighting just to stay above water in the day to day. Or perhaps you feel like you don’t recognize yourself: more angry, less motivated, or experiencing emotions that feel completely foreign. Your grief may be so overwhelming that you don’t even know what you feel.
Kim Bjorn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98329
Offers online therapy
People who seek me out tend to feel stuck, blocked and very ready to have something different in life. Vitality and joy have been sucked out of you with anxiety and sadness remaining. It really sucks feeling this way and everyday is on repeat. No one wants to be around you, you don't even want to be around yourself. Either you are fading into your surroundings and have no voice to exclaim your existence or your irritable, angry energy pushes people away. Talking to someone will likely help you - however, changing thoughts, feelings and behaviors will make the difference. Action is required to regain happiness and wholeness.
(855) 984-0623
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Gig Harbor, WA 98329
Offers online therapy
People who seek me out tend to feel stuck, blocked and very ready to have something different in life. Vitality and joy have been sucked out of you with anxiety and sadness remaining. It really sucks feeling this way and everyday is on repeat. No one wants to be around you, you don't even want to be around yourself. Either you are fading into your surroundings and have no voice to exclaim your existence or your irritable, angry energy pushes people away. Talking to someone will likely help you - however, changing thoughts, feelings and behaviors will make the difference. Action is required to regain happiness and wholeness.
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Sandra Brannon Counseling PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Offers online therapy
Not accepting new clients
Life can be confusing, even overwhelming at times, and it takes courage to ask for help. I provide a safe, supportive place for you to express where you are on your journey and to explore what you truly want for your life. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families who are motivated to find new ways of coping and relating.
(253) 205-0529
Verified
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Offers online therapy
Not accepting new clients
Life can be confusing, even overwhelming at times, and it takes courage to ask for help. I provide a safe, supportive place for you to express where you are on your journey and to explore what you truly want for your life. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families who are motivated to find new ways of coping and relating.
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Kathy A. Pregnall
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CMHS Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Offers online therapy
Seeking counseling can be one of the most difficult decisions a person can make. It is also one of the bravest decisions. Day to day life is stressful, and at times, life tosses us a curveball. My goal is to help you identify your strengths, and help you navigate through the stresses and transitions that many people struggle with. You are not alone, and I am so glad that you are here. Some of my areas of focus are on addressing anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, as well as family dynamics.
(360) 900-1018
Verified
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Offers online therapy
Seeking counseling can be one of the most difficult decisions a person can make. It is also one of the bravest decisions. Day to day life is stressful, and at times, life tosses us a curveball. My goal is to help you identify your strengths, and help you navigate through the stresses and transitions that many people struggle with. You are not alone, and I am so glad that you are here. Some of my areas of focus are on addressing anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, as well as family dynamics.
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Patricia (Trish) Pierson
Counselor, MA, LMHC, C-DBT Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Offers online therapy
*Currently on a waitlist* It takes courage to share your story. I am grateful for those who come and allow me to walk alongside them in their healing journey. I believe that anyone attending counseling is an expert on their own life, and I am committed to collaborating with you to learn how to help you best reach your goals. My approach to counseling is interactive, holistic, attachment-based and relational. Our work together includes exploring and processing experiences, identifying your strengths, building coping strategies and achieving new levels of personal growth. I have experience working with adults, teens, and families.
(253) 243-2945
Verified
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Offers online therapy
*Currently on a waitlist* It takes courage to share your story. I am grateful for those who come and allow me to walk alongside them in their healing journey. I believe that anyone attending counseling is an expert on their own life, and I am committed to collaborating with you to learn how to help you best reach your goals. My approach to counseling is interactive, holistic, attachment-based and relational. Our work together includes exploring and processing experiences, identifying your strengths, building coping strategies and achieving new levels of personal growth. I have experience working with adults, teens, and families.
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Kristen Arcangelo
Counselor, Kristen Arcangelo, MEd, LMHC Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Offers online therapy
I believe that connection, support, and understanding are the foundations of therapeutic change. I utilize trauma-informed, developmentally appropriate evidence based interventions to support trauma processing and building skills. My experience working with children and their families highlights attachment and repairing relationships. My areas of focus are anxiety, depression, trauma-related disorders, and navigating family dynamics.
(253) 215-8085
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Offers online therapy
I believe that connection, support, and understanding are the foundations of therapeutic change. I utilize trauma-informed, developmentally appropriate evidence based interventions to support trauma processing and building skills. My experience working with children and their families highlights attachment and repairing relationships. My areas of focus are anxiety, depression, trauma-related disorders, and navigating family dynamics.
Summit Health Management, PLLC
Counselor, LMHC, CMHS Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Offers online therapy
I am a partner in Summit Health Management, a group founded by an eclectic partnership of four established, experienced providers with the vision of offering a variety of therapeutic services to meet the needs of children, adolescents, adults, elders, couples, and families in our community. Our group’s mission is to provide the region with experienced, compassionate, professional, and proficient mental and behavioral health care. We offer a therapy and psychiatric care for all ages, presentations, relationships and disorders, including individual, couples, family and group therapy, as well as substance abuse recovery for all ages.
(253) 215-8451
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Offers online therapy
I am a partner in Summit Health Management, a group founded by an eclectic partnership of four established, experienced providers with the vision of offering a variety of therapeutic services to meet the needs of children, adolescents, adults, elders, couples, and families in our community. Our group’s mission is to provide the region with experienced, compassionate, professional, and proficient mental and behavioral health care. We offer a therapy and psychiatric care for all ages, presentations, relationships and disorders, including individual, couples, family and group therapy, as well as substance abuse recovery for all ages.
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Teresa M Eltrich-Auvil
Counselor, MS, NCC, LMHC Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
Offers online therapy
I understand that there are different seasons in life. Times that are joyful and times that are perhaps a struggle. It is my belief that counseling can fit into any season, and the relationship you build through trust and acceptance with your therapist is the foundation to success and change. It is my philosophy that though, I cannot carry my clients through the seasons and struggles that they may be experiencing in their lives, I CAN walk along side them. I look forward to learning about your season and starting that journey together.
(253) 263-1203
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Gig Harbor, WA 98332
Offers online therapy
I understand that there are different seasons in life. Times that are joyful and times that are perhaps a struggle. It is my belief that counseling can fit into any season, and the relationship you build through trust and acceptance with your therapist is the foundation to success and change. It is my philosophy that though, I cannot carry my clients through the seasons and struggles that they may be experiencing in their lives, I CAN walk along side them. I look forward to learning about your season and starting that journey together.
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Vanessa Groff
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Offers online therapy
My trauma-informed approach invites a space of safety, warmth, and authenticity where we navigate issues and process emotions together to enhance resiliency, trust, and self-worth. It is my hope that therapy and our therapeutic alliance will provide you with opportunity for healing, empowerment, and re-authoring of life stories for positive change and growth toward personal fulfillment. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families seeking to process through various struggles and difficulties using evidence-based treatments.
(253) 215-8090
Verified
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Offers online therapy
My trauma-informed approach invites a space of safety, warmth, and authenticity where we navigate issues and process emotions together to enhance resiliency, trust, and self-worth. It is my hope that therapy and our therapeutic alliance will provide you with opportunity for healing, empowerment, and re-authoring of life stories for positive change and growth toward personal fulfillment. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families seeking to process through various struggles and difficulties using evidence-based treatments.
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Sheila Keenan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Offers online therapy
We all encounter situations that feel overwhelming and test our coping abilities. I see therapy as a collaborative process that will help you navigate the challenges and transitions that life presents. I offer a safe, supportive environment to talk about issues that can be difficult to discuss elsewhere. Together we will explore how certain thoughts, behavior patterns, and past experiences might be contributing to your difficulties. We will identify your strengths and figure out effective coping strategies to create positive changes in your life. I work with adults, adolescents, children, and couples.
(206) 538-2898
Verified
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Offers online therapy
We all encounter situations that feel overwhelming and test our coping abilities. I see therapy as a collaborative process that will help you navigate the challenges and transitions that life presents. I offer a safe, supportive environment to talk about issues that can be difficult to discuss elsewhere. Together we will explore how certain thoughts, behavior patterns, and past experiences might be contributing to your difficulties. We will identify your strengths and figure out effective coping strategies to create positive changes in your life. I work with adults, adolescents, children, and couples.
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Amanda Hightower
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
If you are looking for someone to walk beside you as you navigate life’s challenges and pursue personal growth, I would be happy to journey with you. I work with adults who are wanting to build healthy coping skills, overcome shame, find empowerment after trauma or sexual violence, develop healthy relationships, and/or simply want to discover more about who they are and how to build holistic health.
(253) 215-8254
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
If you are looking for someone to walk beside you as you navigate life’s challenges and pursue personal growth, I would be happy to journey with you. I work with adults who are wanting to build healthy coping skills, overcome shame, find empowerment after trauma or sexual violence, develop healthy relationships, and/or simply want to discover more about who they are and how to build holistic health.
Tara Bates
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Offers online therapy
At times, we may find ourselves stuck in painful experiences that we try to push away and ignore. That effort can leave us feeling worn out and frustrated as those painful thoughts, feelings, and behaviors often find their way back to us anyway. When we become stuck, we may also find ourselves feeling like we are living out of alignment with what we care about, which can exacerbate our pain. If this resonates with you, it’s okay to ask for help. You can still do the things that matter most to you and live your life according to your values, even with difficult experiences showing up.
(253) 242-8531 x1
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Offers online therapy
At times, we may find ourselves stuck in painful experiences that we try to push away and ignore. That effort can leave us feeling worn out and frustrated as those painful thoughts, feelings, and behaviors often find their way back to us anyway. When we become stuck, we may also find ourselves feeling like we are living out of alignment with what we care about, which can exacerbate our pain. If this resonates with you, it’s okay to ask for help. You can still do the things that matter most to you and live your life according to your values, even with difficult experiences showing up.
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Suzanne M Kirsch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Offers online therapy
I believe the purpose of therapy is to support people in gaining personal insight, understanding of others perspectives, and integrating this information while planning new and improved responses and courses of action. As we are able to discover and express our hidden emotions and create new relational responses we then have the potential to change a distressed and rigid relationship into a more secure, safe and satisfying one. My commitment is to devote my full attention to you during our time together and to work with you as supportively, competently, responsibly, and professionally as I am able.
(206) 539-1075 x228
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Offers online therapy
I believe the purpose of therapy is to support people in gaining personal insight, understanding of others perspectives, and integrating this information while planning new and improved responses and courses of action. As we are able to discover and express our hidden emotions and create new relational responses we then have the potential to change a distressed and rigid relationship into a more secure, safe and satisfying one. My commitment is to devote my full attention to you during our time together and to work with you as supportively, competently, responsibly, and professionally as I am able.
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Erin Hohol
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Offers online therapy
My approach to counseling is to focus on strengths and help to assist with solutions rather than telling my patients what to do. My focus is to address short-term problems as well as long-term psychological well-being. The more you can tell me about what and how you are feeling, the more effectively I will be able to assist you in resolving your personal problems and issues. I believe all individuals are deserving of acceptance, respect, compassion, and understanding, and all children are capable of success in academics, extracurricular activities, and social interactions.
(253) 265-9626
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Offers online therapy
My approach to counseling is to focus on strengths and help to assist with solutions rather than telling my patients what to do. My focus is to address short-term problems as well as long-term psychological well-being. The more you can tell me about what and how you are feeling, the more effectively I will be able to assist you in resolving your personal problems and issues. I believe all individuals are deserving of acceptance, respect, compassion, and understanding, and all children are capable of success in academics, extracurricular activities, and social interactions.
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Lauren Ruocco
Counselor, MA, LMHCA Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Offers online therapy
I work with children, teens and adults through a solution focused lens to help them on their life journey. I believe that across time we continually grow and change and that sometimes along the way it can help to have some guidance and support.
(253) 262-0337
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Offers online therapy
I work with children, teens and adults through a solution focused lens to help them on their life journey. I believe that across time we continually grow and change and that sometimes along the way it can help to have some guidance and support.

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