Therapists in Seattle, WA

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Ron Mosiah Defoe
Counselor, MACP, LMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98119  (Online Only)
I am a therapist of Afro-Carib descent. I enjoy supporting people from all walks of life. I enjoy supporting the BIPOC community. I enjoy working with Immigrant folks. I supporting 1st and 2nd generation folks through cultural integration. I enjoy uplifting indigenous people. I support men working through the struggle of being a man. I support women seeking a safe space to process trauma and rebuild health boundaries. I support elders dealing with chronic pain and end of life concerns. I support people experiencing burnout and career change.
I am a therapist of Afro-Carib descent. I enjoy supporting people from all walks of life. I enjoy supporting the BIPOC community. I enjoy working with Immigrant folks. I supporting 1st and 2nd generation folks through cultural integration. I enjoy uplifting indigenous people. I support men working through the struggle of being a man. I support women seeking a safe space to process trauma and rebuild health boundaries. I support elders dealing with chronic pain and end of life concerns. I support people experiencing burnout and career change.
(206) 672-3329 View (206) 672-3329
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Sarah Potter
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Seattle, WA 98101
I am currently accepting new clients! I specialize in addressing specific challenges, including emotional and interpersonal issues such as depression, anxiety, and family stressors. In working with couples and polycules, my approach is centered on strengthening connection and promoting individual and collective growth. I integrate a broad spectrum of sex-positive, LGBTQ+ affirming, and kink-friendly techniques to address sexual concerns, enhance intimacy, and overcome sexual dysfunction, ultimately facilitating a more authentic, pleasurable, and fulfilling erotic life.
I am currently accepting new clients! I specialize in addressing specific challenges, including emotional and interpersonal issues such as depression, anxiety, and family stressors. In working with couples and polycules, my approach is centered on strengthening connection and promoting individual and collective growth. I integrate a broad spectrum of sex-positive, LGBTQ+ affirming, and kink-friendly techniques to address sexual concerns, enhance intimacy, and overcome sexual dysfunction, ultimately facilitating a more authentic, pleasurable, and fulfilling erotic life.
(206) 483-2292 x808 View (206) 483-2292 x808
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Brook Greenberg
Counselor, LMT, MA, LMHCA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98102
I approach each client with warmth, humor, curiosity, humility, and authenticity. My practice is neuro-affirming, queer-affirming, disability-affirming, social justice oriented, and trauma-informed. I confidently treat depression, anxiety, complex trauma, ADHD, autism, and self-esteem struggles. My special focus is on late-diagnosed (or suspected) neurodivergent women and trans folks, and parents of ND children (including PDA). If you're seeking deep empathy and want to learn new ways of living with self-compassion and peace, you've come to the right place.
I approach each client with warmth, humor, curiosity, humility, and authenticity. My practice is neuro-affirming, queer-affirming, disability-affirming, social justice oriented, and trauma-informed. I confidently treat depression, anxiety, complex trauma, ADHD, autism, and self-esteem struggles. My special focus is on late-diagnosed (or suspected) neurodivergent women and trans folks, and parents of ND children (including PDA). If you're seeking deep empathy and want to learn new ways of living with self-compassion and peace, you've come to the right place.
(425) 276-8079 View (425) 276-8079
Photo of Meagan M. Hyde, Marriage & Family Therapist in Seattle, WA
Meagan M. Hyde
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98105  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with communication and unable to resolve conflict in your relationship? Do you feel stuck, misunderstood, unappreciated or dismissed? Uncertain whether things can actually change? If so, I can help. As an empathic advocate for you and your relationship, I help you to explore and expand perspectives, hear different sides, learn and practice communication skills for more productive conversations and be able to resolve gridlocked conflict more effectively. We work together to set goals and create a roadmap for making progress, and I provide support and feedback about what it will take to reach your goals.
Are you struggling with communication and unable to resolve conflict in your relationship? Do you feel stuck, misunderstood, unappreciated or dismissed? Uncertain whether things can actually change? If so, I can help. As an empathic advocate for you and your relationship, I help you to explore and expand perspectives, hear different sides, learn and practice communication skills for more productive conversations and be able to resolve gridlocked conflict more effectively. We work together to set goals and create a roadmap for making progress, and I provide support and feedback about what it will take to reach your goals.
(425) 374-0852 View (425) 374-0852
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Amy Sponsler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98107
I am currently fuIl and I am not accepting new clients. I join with clients in a safe, non-judgmental and collaborative way. We will work together to explore, understand and resolve the challenges related to the counseling goals they have identified. My treatment approach is both creative and flexible. I allow clients to direct each session with validating and encouraging support from me throughout the process. While using various treatment models such as cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness to cater to the needs of each client, I compliment each model with a strengths-based approach.
I am currently fuIl and I am not accepting new clients. I join with clients in a safe, non-judgmental and collaborative way. We will work together to explore, understand and resolve the challenges related to the counseling goals they have identified. My treatment approach is both creative and flexible. I allow clients to direct each session with validating and encouraging support from me throughout the process. While using various treatment models such as cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness to cater to the needs of each client, I compliment each model with a strengths-based approach.
(425) 598-7058 View (425) 598-7058
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Whitney Losee
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98199  (Online Only)
Our inner worlds are complex & influenced by a myriad of experiences & relationships. Some of these highjack our security in who we are & limit our ability to authentically participate in our own lives. Therapy is an invitation to examine the stories that shape who you are & grow an imagination for what kind of life you want to live as a result. Developing a more expansive understanding of yourself enables the resiliency, emotional flexibility & courage needed to live with more creativity & freedom. We come to know ourselves best in relationship & my hope is ours becomes a safe home base as you live out the hard questions of life.
Our inner worlds are complex & influenced by a myriad of experiences & relationships. Some of these highjack our security in who we are & limit our ability to authentically participate in our own lives. Therapy is an invitation to examine the stories that shape who you are & grow an imagination for what kind of life you want to live as a result. Developing a more expansive understanding of yourself enables the resiliency, emotional flexibility & courage needed to live with more creativity & freedom. We come to know ourselves best in relationship & my hope is ours becomes a safe home base as you live out the hard questions of life.
(206) 210-1871 View (206) 210-1871
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Connor McCabe
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Seattle, WA 98107
Waitlist for new clients
My goal for each of my clients is to help them build and sustain a life they want to live. This can seem like a daunting task, especially for the many of us who have struggled to make long-lasting changes in our mental health. As a clinical psychologist, I strive to help clients foster awareness of the underlying thoughts and behaviors that drive emotional suffering, and to help clients build a diverse repertoire of evidence-based skills for taking back control of these experiences.
My goal for each of my clients is to help them build and sustain a life they want to live. This can seem like a daunting task, especially for the many of us who have struggled to make long-lasting changes in our mental health. As a clinical psychologist, I strive to help clients foster awareness of the underlying thoughts and behaviors that drive emotional suffering, and to help clients build a diverse repertoire of evidence-based skills for taking back control of these experiences.
(206) 590-8242 View (206) 590-8242
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Kayla Helenske
Counselor, MA, LMHC, ATR
Verified
Seattle, WA 98107  (Online Only)
As a mom you believe you can just do it all & once you get through the next big busy day you'll finally catch your breath. Except, those days never come. Trying to support your kid's emotional demands has you coming in last. As far as what others’ see, you’ve got it all together, you're living a happy & fulfilled life. You’re accomplished, hardworking, reliable & appear to be somehow rocking out the illusive life balance. But inside, you feel stuck, overwhelmed & like you’re just going through the motions. You never feel present in the moment & the overbearing voice in your head is quick to let you know you’ll never be good enough.
As a mom you believe you can just do it all & once you get through the next big busy day you'll finally catch your breath. Except, those days never come. Trying to support your kid's emotional demands has you coming in last. As far as what others’ see, you’ve got it all together, you're living a happy & fulfilled life. You’re accomplished, hardworking, reliable & appear to be somehow rocking out the illusive life balance. But inside, you feel stuck, overwhelmed & like you’re just going through the motions. You never feel present in the moment & the overbearing voice in your head is quick to let you know you’ll never be good enough.
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Jessica Williams
Counselor, LMHC, MHP, MA
Verified
Seattle, WA 98119  (Online Only)
I often describe therapy similar to the saying "everyone has baggage". It can be difficult to hold your own baggage while sorting the contents, trying to organize the things inside, or trying to find something you lost. My role is to hold your baggage to allow you the space, time, and understanding to do what you need to with what is inside.
I often describe therapy similar to the saying "everyone has baggage". It can be difficult to hold your own baggage while sorting the contents, trying to organize the things inside, or trying to find something you lost. My role is to hold your baggage to allow you the space, time, and understanding to do what you need to with what is inside.
(206) 929-4694 View (206) 929-4694
Photo of Jordan Stephenson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Seattle, WA
Jordan Stephenson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFTA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98136  (Online Only)
My name is Jordan, and I am a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT) who emphasizes authenticity and keeping it real. My commitment is to guide you in discovering your strengths and creating a life that feels empowering to you. I believe that every individual is the expert of their own life which is why I take a collaborative approach to the therapeutic process.
My name is Jordan, and I am a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT) who emphasizes authenticity and keeping it real. My commitment is to guide you in discovering your strengths and creating a life that feels empowering to you. I believe that every individual is the expert of their own life which is why I take a collaborative approach to the therapeutic process.
(360) 818-2716 View (360) 818-2716
Photo of Lorena Abenojar, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Seattle, WA
Lorena Abenojar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98108  (Online Only)
I am passionate about social justice and equity issues affecting historically disadvantaged groups. I work with individuals and families, to help promote self-preservation strategies for helping professionals experiencing aggressions, burnout, and compassion fatigue. In our therapeutic partnership, we will focus on identifying how you can have optimal experiences of nourishment, celebration and healing, to help you acknowledge and center the unheard voices of emotions triggered by trauma, stress, and oppression.
I am passionate about social justice and equity issues affecting historically disadvantaged groups. I work with individuals and families, to help promote self-preservation strategies for helping professionals experiencing aggressions, burnout, and compassion fatigue. In our therapeutic partnership, we will focus on identifying how you can have optimal experiences of nourishment, celebration and healing, to help you acknowledge and center the unheard voices of emotions triggered by trauma, stress, and oppression.
(206) 590-5439 View (206) 590-5439
Photo of Kelvin Peprah, Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA
Kelvin Peprah
Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98108  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients: Having difficulty finding a therapist of color who understands your experience? I understand your struggle. As an African American male, I too had trouble finding a therapist of my own. Being a person of color in our society comes with its own unique experience, along with the everyday struggles and challenges we all face. It’s difficult and frustrating to have to explain this unique experience to someone before you can even address your reason for being there. But you continue searching because you know you need someone who understands your experience and can help you with life’s struggles.
Accepting New Clients: Having difficulty finding a therapist of color who understands your experience? I understand your struggle. As an African American male, I too had trouble finding a therapist of my own. Being a person of color in our society comes with its own unique experience, along with the everyday struggles and challenges we all face. It’s difficult and frustrating to have to explain this unique experience to someone before you can even address your reason for being there. But you continue searching because you know you need someone who understands your experience and can help you with life’s struggles.
(206) 385-3168 View (206) 385-3168
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Mary Vargas
Counselor, MS, MSW, LMHCA, LSWAIC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98112  (Online Only)
I have experience working with children, adolescents, couples, single parents, and the elderly. I also have experience that includes, but is not limited to, grief and loss, domestic violence, substance abuse, and career counseling. I prefer to use the humanistic and strengths-based approach but can change the therapy approach to fit your needs.
I have experience working with children, adolescents, couples, single parents, and the elderly. I also have experience that includes, but is not limited to, grief and loss, domestic violence, substance abuse, and career counseling. I prefer to use the humanistic and strengths-based approach but can change the therapy approach to fit your needs.
(360) 774-4162 x1 View (360) 774-4162 x1
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Shanon Cox
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Seattle, WA 98103  (Online Only)
I work primarily with pre-teens, teens, and adults on issues such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, or other specific needs. I see my clients as the expert in their own life and endeavor to support you in living the life you want. I create a partnership and put a high priority on developing a strong therapy relationship with each of my clients.
I work primarily with pre-teens, teens, and adults on issues such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, or other specific needs. I see my clients as the expert in their own life and endeavor to support you in living the life you want. I create a partnership and put a high priority on developing a strong therapy relationship with each of my clients.
(206) 681-1696 View (206) 681-1696
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Madeline Nicole Schmitt
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified
Seattle, WA 98119
Not accepting new clients
I’m a mental health counselor who believes in getting to know you and your interests first, then the healing can begin. I provide counseling services to teens and adults via telehealth or in person in Seattle, WA. I believe that being fun and interest-oriented is going to help find where you are now, so we can build the future you want to achieve-people never fail, plans fail, so let's make a new plan. You are the expert of your own life; I’m only here to help remember strengths that may have been forgotten or build new supports if helpful.
I’m a mental health counselor who believes in getting to know you and your interests first, then the healing can begin. I provide counseling services to teens and adults via telehealth or in person in Seattle, WA. I believe that being fun and interest-oriented is going to help find where you are now, so we can build the future you want to achieve-people never fail, plans fail, so let's make a new plan. You are the expert of your own life; I’m only here to help remember strengths that may have been forgotten or build new supports if helpful.
(509) 394-4585 View (509) 394-4585
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Emily Lee-Escher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98199  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Washington. My focus is on working with adults and adolescents individually with varying issues. I see the therapeutic process as a transformative and healing experience.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Washington. My focus is on working with adults and adolescents individually with varying issues. I see the therapeutic process as a transformative and healing experience.
(425) 470-5923 View (425) 470-5923
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Rachel Inabata
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified
Seattle, WA 98105
I work with adolescents, adults, and older adults. My approach to therapy integrates evidence-based practices and patient preferences/needs. I believe in a collaborative and personalized approach to therapy to help clients reach their goals. I hope to provide a safe space that fosters positive change and alignment with the client’s individual values.
I work with adolescents, adults, and older adults. My approach to therapy integrates evidence-based practices and patient preferences/needs. I believe in a collaborative and personalized approach to therapy to help clients reach their goals. I hope to provide a safe space that fosters positive change and alignment with the client’s individual values.
(206) 458-7950 View (206) 458-7950
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Joseph C Manaway
Counselor, BSc/P, MACC, LMHCA
Verified
Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
I firmly believe in the inherent capacity for personal growth and change within each individual. It is my purpose to guide you in realizing and harnessing this power. By embracing this philosophy of empowerment, we recognize that the individual is the catalyst for transformative change. This approach yields lasting and meaningful outcomes, as individuals tap into their inner reservoirs of strength and talents, enabling them to overcome life's obstacles independently. Empowerment, in my view, is a lifelong gift. I eagerly anticipate assisting clients in their journey towards achieving their aspirations and objectives.
I firmly believe in the inherent capacity for personal growth and change within each individual. It is my purpose to guide you in realizing and harnessing this power. By embracing this philosophy of empowerment, we recognize that the individual is the catalyst for transformative change. This approach yields lasting and meaningful outcomes, as individuals tap into their inner reservoirs of strength and talents, enabling them to overcome life's obstacles independently. Empowerment, in my view, is a lifelong gift. I eagerly anticipate assisting clients in their journey towards achieving their aspirations and objectives.
(206) 202-4187 View (206) 202-4187
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Colleen Kelley Therapy, LLC
Counselor, LMHC, CST
Verified
Seattle, WA 98115  (Online Only)
Clients seek therapy for a variety of reasons. A desire for a successful relationship. A path to happiness. Assistance with specific situations. Many are experiencing fear, anger, frustration and depression. A therapist who is fun to work with and who gets real results is an amazing find.
Clients seek therapy for a variety of reasons. A desire for a successful relationship. A path to happiness. Assistance with specific situations. Many are experiencing fear, anger, frustration and depression. A therapist who is fun to work with and who gets real results is an amazing find.
(206) 984-3922 View (206) 984-3922
Photo of Angela Day, Marriage & Family Therapist in Seattle, WA
Angela Day
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified
Seattle, WA 98118
Everyone should have the mental health resources to live their best lives, which includes a strong sexual voice and confident gender expression. There is an immense amount of guilt and shame in our culture that negatively affects how we perceive and receive sex, sexuality, and gender. Vulnerable populations have been targeted with specific, hurtful sexual and gendered stereotypes that can increase psychological distress. As a person of color, I am happy to contribute my perspective and lived experience to the field and your choice of therapists. Sex affects everyone, and it merits focused attention in the mental health field.
Everyone should have the mental health resources to live their best lives, which includes a strong sexual voice and confident gender expression. There is an immense amount of guilt and shame in our culture that negatively affects how we perceive and receive sex, sexuality, and gender. Vulnerable populations have been targeted with specific, hurtful sexual and gendered stereotypes that can increase psychological distress. As a person of color, I am happy to contribute my perspective and lived experience to the field and your choice of therapists. Sex affects everyone, and it merits focused attention in the mental health field.
(206) 202-2932 View (206) 202-2932

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Number of Therapists in Seattle, WA

3,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Seattle, WA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Premera
53% Aetna
46% Regence

How Therapists in Seattle, WA see their clients

51% Online Only
49% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

75% Female
21% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Seattle?

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.