Therapists in Lake Tapps, WA

Photo of Shannon Flanakin, Counselor in Lake Tapps, WA
Shannon Flanakin
Counselor, MA, MS, LMHCA, CN
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lake Tapps, WA 98391  (Online Only)
As far as others can tell, you’re rocking this thing called life. But, on the inside, you’re struggling with feelings like inadequacy, shame, and overwhelm because despite how hard you work to keep it together, keeping it together is feeling more and more out of your reach. You’re feeling stuck, and it’s taking a toll on other areas of your life, like your relationships, your work, or your health. You’re less connected to your friends and loved ones, you’re always tired, it’s hard to concentrate or focus, and you find yourself feeling anxious or down. You’re tired of keeping this to yourself, and it’s time for a change.
As far as others can tell, you’re rocking this thing called life. But, on the inside, you’re struggling with feelings like inadequacy, shame, and overwhelm because despite how hard you work to keep it together, keeping it together is feeling more and more out of your reach. You’re feeling stuck, and it’s taking a toll on other areas of your life, like your relationships, your work, or your health. You’re less connected to your friends and loved ones, you’re always tired, it’s hard to concentrate or focus, and you find yourself feeling anxious or down. You’re tired of keeping this to yourself, and it’s time for a change.
(206) 312-2103 View (206) 312-2103
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Diana Clarke
Counselor, MA, PhD, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Lake Tapps, WA 98391
Owing my story and loving myself through the process is one of the greatest things that I have done. My passion is to help you define your story, start your journey of self-love, and become your holistic self without limitations. I will meet you where you are emotionally and cognitively and work with you through a multi-cultural lens.
Owing my story and loving myself through the process is one of the greatest things that I have done. My passion is to help you define your story, start your journey of self-love, and become your holistic self without limitations. I will meet you where you are emotionally and cognitively and work with you through a multi-cultural lens.
(253) 242-8852 View (253) 242-8852
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Eric Mills
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Lake Tapps, WA 98391  (Online Only)
My goal with clients is to assist them in finding their unique path towards feeling better. I assist clients with a number of challenges, including anxiety, depression, stress/trauma, coping, grief, intrusive thoughts, and boundaries. My allyship to diverse communities is essential to my work, and I value my connections with African American, LGBTQ+, kink, polyamory/consensual non-monogamy, & faith-based communities. By understanding who you are as a person, we will uncover what therapy options best suit you.
My goal with clients is to assist them in finding their unique path towards feeling better. I assist clients with a number of challenges, including anxiety, depression, stress/trauma, coping, grief, intrusive thoughts, and boundaries. My allyship to diverse communities is essential to my work, and I value my connections with African American, LGBTQ+, kink, polyamory/consensual non-monogamy, & faith-based communities. By understanding who you are as a person, we will uncover what therapy options best suit you.
(253) 313-9030 View (253) 313-9030
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Krystal Wilson
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lake Tapps, WA 98391
I understand that relationships and connections with others can sometimes be difficult. My purpose is to help clients explore their frustrations and help them make meaningful connections with their natural supports. Communication and trust are important qualities to me as a therapist and in all aspects of life. They are the foundation of my work and drive therapy towards healing and positive outcomes. .
I understand that relationships and connections with others can sometimes be difficult. My purpose is to help clients explore their frustrations and help them make meaningful connections with their natural supports. Communication and trust are important qualities to me as a therapist and in all aspects of life. They are the foundation of my work and drive therapy towards healing and positive outcomes. .
(253) 243-8276 View (253) 243-8276
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Tammy Ross
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Lake Tapps, WA 98391  (Online Only)
In our present lives, due to the high levels of stress, so many individuals of every age are suffering with their mental health. Our mental health is a vital part in living a quality life. The first step is always the most difficult in anything we do, especially when it comes to letting others know we need help. That first step towards positive mental health involves the realization, that you may need another person to come along side of you, to assist in leading the way forward.
In our present lives, due to the high levels of stress, so many individuals of every age are suffering with their mental health. Our mental health is a vital part in living a quality life. The first step is always the most difficult in anything we do, especially when it comes to letting others know we need help. That first step towards positive mental health involves the realization, that you may need another person to come along side of you, to assist in leading the way forward.
(253) 352-3054 View (253) 352-3054
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Wendy Tate dba Excel Counseling
Counselor, NCC, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Tapps, WA 98391
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I'm Wendy and I provide counseling to children, adolescents, adults, and Seniors. I use a strength based integrative approach that sees each person as unique. I pull from a variety of models including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness, Humanistic, Sports, and Positive Psychology. I work with many challenges individuals face addressing emotional, behavioral, and social needs; such as anxiety, depression, domestic violence, attachment disorders, ADHD, and more. I want to help you become empowered by further discovering your inner strength, beauty, purpose, and passion.
Hi, I'm Wendy and I provide counseling to children, adolescents, adults, and Seniors. I use a strength based integrative approach that sees each person as unique. I pull from a variety of models including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness, Humanistic, Sports, and Positive Psychology. I work with many challenges individuals face addressing emotional, behavioral, and social needs; such as anxiety, depression, domestic violence, attachment disorders, ADHD, and more. I want to help you become empowered by further discovering your inner strength, beauty, purpose, and passion.
(253) 237-7861 View (253) 237-7861
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Michelle Bigos-Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Lake Tapps, WA 98391
There are times in our lives when we experience emotional distress which makes meeting our everyday responsibilities challenging or interferes with our happiness. Emotional distress may be due to a transition such as a job loss or even a new profession, the loss of a loved one or the birth of a newborn, a relationship breakup or the start of a new relationship, or it could be trauma you have experienced now manifesting itself as emotional distress in your life. There are times when we can handle the negative emotions we experience such as sadness, emptiness, loneliness, or anxiousness and other times we may need some help.
There are times in our lives when we experience emotional distress which makes meeting our everyday responsibilities challenging or interferes with our happiness. Emotional distress may be due to a transition such as a job loss or even a new profession, the loss of a loved one or the birth of a newborn, a relationship breakup or the start of a new relationship, or it could be trauma you have experienced now manifesting itself as emotional distress in your life. There are times when we can handle the negative emotions we experience such as sadness, emptiness, loneliness, or anxiousness and other times we may need some help.
(253) 785-2761 View (253) 785-2761
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Katelynn Saunders-Kosta
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lake Tapps, WA 98391
My therapeutic approach is evidenced based. We will identify your goals and work on empowering you to overcome obstacles that may be in your way. The therapeutic experience will develop more effective personal skills to improve every aspect of you're life. I have worked in the helping profession since 2010, serving adults and teens in several different roles. I have experience working with daily stressors, beginning college life, emotion regulation skills, stress, and negative self-talk.
My therapeutic approach is evidenced based. We will identify your goals and work on empowering you to overcome obstacles that may be in your way. The therapeutic experience will develop more effective personal skills to improve every aspect of you're life. I have worked in the helping profession since 2010, serving adults and teens in several different roles. I have experience working with daily stressors, beginning college life, emotion regulation skills, stress, and negative self-talk.
(253) 262-0172 View (253) 262-0172
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Resilience Trauma Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd, MHP
Verified Verified
Lake Tapps, WA 98391  (Online Only)
Mis servicios de terapia se proveen también en Español. Life can be hard. Thankfully, there is help and there is hope. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life, especially those who have experienced severe trauma in early childhood.
Mis servicios de terapia se proveen también en Español. Life can be hard. Thankfully, there is help and there is hope. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life, especially those who have experienced severe trauma in early childhood.
(253) 331-2747 View (253) 331-2747
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Naomi Espulgar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Lake Tapps, WA 98391
The first step to healing is recognizing that you need support reaching your desired emotional and mental wellness. Choosing a therapist you can connect with is critical to successful treatment. When working with clients, I use a non-judgmental collaborative approach while receiving authentic validation of life struggles and also encouraging clients to move toward change and healing. My expertise includes helping client process loss, navigating through life stressors, and adjusting to life transitions.
The first step to healing is recognizing that you need support reaching your desired emotional and mental wellness. Choosing a therapist you can connect with is critical to successful treatment. When working with clients, I use a non-judgmental collaborative approach while receiving authentic validation of life struggles and also encouraging clients to move toward change and healing. My expertise includes helping client process loss, navigating through life stressors, and adjusting to life transitions.
(253) 243-1969 View (253) 243-1969
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Ryan Ferguson
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lake Tapps, WA 98391
Life is hard sometimes. Sometimes things happen to us that are beyond our control. Sometimes we just have thoughts and feelings that won't go away. Sometimes we end up hurting those around us because we don't know what else to do or how not to react to our thoughts and feelings. Whether your goals are to reduce anxiety, depression, process trauma, strengthen your relationships all to live your best life.
Life is hard sometimes. Sometimes things happen to us that are beyond our control. Sometimes we just have thoughts and feelings that won't go away. Sometimes we end up hurting those around us because we don't know what else to do or how not to react to our thoughts and feelings. Whether your goals are to reduce anxiety, depression, process trauma, strengthen your relationships all to live your best life.
(253) 455-7489 View (253) 455-7489
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Amanda Ayling
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Lake Tapps, WA 98391  (Online Only)
Whether it is to self or others, Amanda believes that a sense of connection is where individuals thrive best. She focusses on cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and spiritual aspects that impact everyone’s relationship to self and others.  Amanda brings a warm and accepting approach where individuals feel safe and understood. She works from a strengths-based perspective allowing individuals and families capitalize on already existing skillsets to further their journey in healing and evolving.
Whether it is to self or others, Amanda believes that a sense of connection is where individuals thrive best. She focusses on cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and spiritual aspects that impact everyone’s relationship to self and others.  Amanda brings a warm and accepting approach where individuals feel safe and understood. She works from a strengths-based perspective allowing individuals and families capitalize on already existing skillsets to further their journey in healing and evolving.
(253) 319-3317 View (253) 319-3317
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Emily Ramos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Lake Tapps, WA 98391
I approach therapy from a strengths-based perspective, focusing on assisting individuals and families to find inner strength and make positive life changes. I work with children, teens, adults, and families, utilizing multiple evidence-based approaches. I will support you in creating an environment to help you feel safe and understood, and work with you in setting goals in the areas that are most important to you. I have training and experience in multiple therapy modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Sand Tray, and other Play therapy Techniques.
I approach therapy from a strengths-based perspective, focusing on assisting individuals and families to find inner strength and make positive life changes. I work with children, teens, adults, and families, utilizing multiple evidence-based approaches. I will support you in creating an environment to help you feel safe and understood, and work with you in setting goals in the areas that are most important to you. I have training and experience in multiple therapy modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Sand Tray, and other Play therapy Techniques.
(253) 447-5591 View (253) 447-5591
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Ryan Lindsey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, SUDP
Verified Verified
Lake Tapps, WA 98391  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have collaborated both with people working to address co-occurring substance use and mental health issues & many others addressing only one or the other. I am motivated by people seeking to change the way they walk through the world and the lens through which they view their world and themselves in it. Using a cognitive behavioral approach and emphasis on mindfulness, I strive to meet my clients where they are in their lives and help them move forward to where they want to be.
I have collaborated both with people working to address co-occurring substance use and mental health issues & many others addressing only one or the other. I am motivated by people seeking to change the way they walk through the world and the lens through which they view their world and themselves in it. Using a cognitive behavioral approach and emphasis on mindfulness, I strive to meet my clients where they are in their lives and help them move forward to where they want to be.
(253) 215-8527 View (253) 215-8527
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Kristi Neubauer
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Tapps, WA 98391  (Online Only)
You feel overwhelmed and stuck…with disordered eating, self-criticism, traumatic memories, or ADHD paralysis. You’re someone who is insightful and motivated but still find yourself trapped in harmful patterns, feeling out of control and unsure what to do next. Your life might feel like it's slipping away from your envisioned path with losses in relationships, opportunities, and joy overshadowed by these struggles. But you’re ready for something different. You’re ready to uncover and heal from old wounds. Most of all, you’re ready to reclaim your power from harmful patterns. Together we can work toward this!
You feel overwhelmed and stuck…with disordered eating, self-criticism, traumatic memories, or ADHD paralysis. You’re someone who is insightful and motivated but still find yourself trapped in harmful patterns, feeling out of control and unsure what to do next. Your life might feel like it's slipping away from your envisioned path with losses in relationships, opportunities, and joy overshadowed by these struggles. But you’re ready for something different. You’re ready to uncover and heal from old wounds. Most of all, you’re ready to reclaim your power from harmful patterns. Together we can work toward this!
(206) 485-3483 View (206) 485-3483
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Wan-Ting Hsieh
Counselor, LMHC, MEd
Verified Verified
Lake Tapps, WA 98391
I am also certified as a Mental Health Counselor in Taiwan (Certification# 002153), specializing in emotional distress, family conflicts, trauma, stress, self-exploration, adapting to life, personal relationships, etc., and provide services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Through various medium, such as Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Play Therapy, clients are assisted to understand and express their inner thoughts, hence manage and improve perplexity triggered by emotions and life.
I am also certified as a Mental Health Counselor in Taiwan (Certification# 002153), specializing in emotional distress, family conflicts, trauma, stress, self-exploration, adapting to life, personal relationships, etc., and provide services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Through various medium, such as Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Play Therapy, clients are assisted to understand and express their inner thoughts, hence manage and improve perplexity triggered by emotions and life.
(206) 432-4278 View (206) 432-4278

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Samantha Solis
Counselor, LMHC, CMPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sumner, WA 98390  (Online Only)
I am not accepting new clients at this time-I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I am passionate about providing mental health services to those in need by coming alongside clients and providing treatment that aligns with their values and interests. My goal is to provide an environment where clients feel safe to express their thoughts and feelings, and where clients feel heard, accepted, and respected.
I am not accepting new clients at this time-I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I am passionate about providing mental health services to those in need by coming alongside clients and providing treatment that aligns with their values and interests. My goal is to provide an environment where clients feel safe to express their thoughts and feelings, and where clients feel heard, accepted, and respected.
(253) 465-4893 View (253) 465-4893
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Alex Wilder
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Bonney Lake, WA 98391  (Online Only)
Are you tired of therapists starting their bios with rhetorical sentences? (I’ve always wanted to start my bio that way). I am energized by working with people who feel tired of the ‘usual’ therapy process, and I love supporting people in their process toward increasing their life and relationship satisfaction by learning (and relearning) effective skills. Often these tools are obscured by coping skills that have been successfully utilized for short-term survival and therefore turned into habits. I love working with families (including couples), and individuals who are willing to show up.
Are you tired of therapists starting their bios with rhetorical sentences? (I’ve always wanted to start my bio that way). I am energized by working with people who feel tired of the ‘usual’ therapy process, and I love supporting people in their process toward increasing their life and relationship satisfaction by learning (and relearning) effective skills. Often these tools are obscured by coping skills that have been successfully utilized for short-term survival and therefore turned into habits. I love working with families (including couples), and individuals who are willing to show up.
(253) 465-4762 View (253) 465-4762
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S. Mike Monks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bonney Lake, WA 98391  (Online Only)
Visit website for initial appointment availability. Improving yourself can be a rewarding and lifelong positive enhancement. My role as a Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) is to help you in this journey. I believe that every person has room for improvement and seeking professional mental health counseling is a great step to take to improve yourself. I practice from a strengths perspective, helping you realize how to use what you do best to your maximum benefit. I also enjoy helping individuals who are not coping well in the context of their relationships with others and their families.
Visit website for initial appointment availability. Improving yourself can be a rewarding and lifelong positive enhancement. My role as a Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) is to help you in this journey. I believe that every person has room for improvement and seeking professional mental health counseling is a great step to take to improve yourself. I practice from a strengths perspective, helping you realize how to use what you do best to your maximum benefit. I also enjoy helping individuals who are not coping well in the context of their relationships with others and their families.
(206) 558-9429 View (206) 558-9429
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Janice Nordland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Bonney Lake, WA 98391
My goal is to support your mental well-being by helping you work through managing your problems. Self-awareness, social-awareness, and education are among my overarching therapeutic goals. Viewing individuals within the context of their environment helps me understand and assess clients. I believe in the importance of collaborative partnerships and strengthening relationships. Above all, I want you to feel cared for and supported. **I currently do not bill insurance companies. Please see the insurance section for more information.**
My goal is to support your mental well-being by helping you work through managing your problems. Self-awareness, social-awareness, and education are among my overarching therapeutic goals. Viewing individuals within the context of their environment helps me understand and assess clients. I believe in the importance of collaborative partnerships and strengthening relationships. Above all, I want you to feel cared for and supported. **I currently do not bill insurance companies. Please see the insurance section for more information.**
(253) 243-2906 View (253) 243-2906

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Lake Tapps, WA

10+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Lake Tapps, WA who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
88% Stress
81% Depression
81% Trauma and PTSD
81% Coping Skills
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% Aetna
92% Premera
85% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Lake Tapps, WA see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lake Tapps?

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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.