LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Skagit County, WA

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Photo of Lee Osteen, Counselor in Skagit County, WA
Lee Osteen
Counselor, MA, MSW, LMHC
Verified
Congratulations on taking a big first step to improving your mental health and wellbeing. I’m so glad you’re here. As a queer and non-binary therapist, I understand the importance of feeling represented and validated by those in the healthcare field. My goal is to co-create a safe and supportive space for you to explore and celebrate your authentic self, while also developing strategies to manage difficult life transitions, daily stressors, and relationship challenges. I specialize in working with those in the LGBTQIA +, polyamorous and consensual non-monogamy, and kink communities.
(360) 523-7905 
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Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Offers online therapy
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Jacquelyn Owens
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, CCTS-I
Verified
I have experience working with grief, Veterans, and LGBTQIA + issues.
The past few years have been challenging and full of changes. We have all felt increased stress. If you are struggling with trauma, grief, anxiety, depression or an adjustment to all of these changes, I am here to help. I will work with you to find strategies that help you navigate the issues which block your ability to live your life in the best way possible for you. Therapy can be short term or long term - we will work together to define goals and make a plan that will work for you.
(360) 329-9655 
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Burlington, WA 98233
Offers online therapy
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Claire E Mannino
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified
I work primarily with Transgender , Intersex, Lesbian , Gay , Bisexual , Androgynous, Queer , or Questioning individuals and I myself identify as queer and gender fluid.
What if you could take control of your past, present and future? With a little support, you can. Everyone can benefit from a little, or a lot, of counseling. Counseling should not be scary or stressful. My goal is to create a safe space where you can be honest and real. It takes great courage to seek help. To heal, grow and thrive people need a truly non-judgmental space in which to explore strengths, weaknesses, fears, past, present, and hopes for the future. I am real, kind, honest, and trustworthy.
(253) 655-2713 
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Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Offers online therapy
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Hannah Huntley
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
As a member of the LGBTQIA + community, I strive to create a safe space within my practice for individuals exploring their sexual and gender identities as well as LGBTQIA + individuals who are struggling with self-compassion or finding a support system.
Welcome! My name is Hannah, and I believe that every individual deserves to be heard, affirmed, and supported as they work to build up skills to address the issues they are facing daily in their lives. Thank you for taking a minute to read my bio to see if I might be a good fit to come alongside you on your journey. I use a person-centered, trauma informed, multimodal approach to ensure each client is supported while identifying and working towards their goals. Along with this, I also believe it is important to understand the interconnectivity of cultural, historical, and social impacts and experiences within one’s life.
(360) 717-5249 
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Burlington, WA 98233
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Denise Miller
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU WANT TO BE ADDED TO MY WAITING LIST. I take a holistic approach to counseling, with an emphasis on mind, body and spirit in relationship to self and others. I specialize in trauma informed practices utilizing modalities such as EMDR, CBT, DBT, and family systems therapy.I am a Children's Mental Health Therapist and a Minority Mental Health Therapist with experience working with Native American, Hispanic and African American and LGBTQ populations.
(360) 233-8085 
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Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Not accepting new clients
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Tara Ettlin
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
I am passionate about serving and advocating for the LGBTQAI+ community and provide a trans -affirmative, safe, and non-judgmental environment where clients can feel supported and accepted.
Therapy is a collaborative process between the therapist and client. I approach the therapeutic process as a powerful opportunity for clients to cultivate change and deepen awareness in their lives. I create a compassionate and accepting therapeutic environment where clients can feel safe to explore opportunities for personal and interpersonal growth. I am especially sensitive to how oppression impacts mental health and identity.
(360) 529-5105 
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Anacortes, WA 98221
Not accepting new clients
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Kendall Cline
Counselor, MA, NCC, LMHC
Verified
I endorse self-advocacy, racial and social justice, body positivity, and queer / trans identity development.
Restoring balance and healing our self-limiting beliefs really is possible. Often, our life stressors point to where we need to heal. My passion is working with folks who are motivated for that change. I work with brain-based psychotherapies of Brainspotting and EMDR to treat anxiety/depression, grief and loss, PTSD, past traumas or current triggers, abuse, concussion, birth/pregnancy issues, chronic pain, sports performance, performance expansion and more. We'll explore the origins and impacts of distress, develop self-compassion and grounding practices, process trauma and negative thoughts, and re-regulate your nervous system.
(360) 526-0115 
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Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Ken Sturtz
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
I help empower individuals to create meaningful change in their lives by providing the relationship, container, and opportunities for clients to transcend trauma, anxiety, and depression. In doing so clients are able to live more full, authentic, and genuine lives free from the past and grounded in the present. I enjoy working with adults who are dealing with or have experienced trauma, loss, oppression (internal and external), sexual identity, anxiety, and depression.
(206) 922-4607 
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Mount Vernon, WA 98274
Not accepting new clients
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Cindy Kay Rushin-Gallagher
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
My 30 years as a Sex Therapist in private practice has enabled me to work with a large variety of relationships, sexual problems & intimacy issues. I can offer a safe place to discuss, explore, and create solutions for whatever difficulty you're experiencing. ​ Some Sex Therapy is short term (1-6 months) and often involves sexual education & permission to experience pleasure. Most Sex Therapy requires longer term therapy (1-2 years) because of relational dynamics, unhealthy beliefs about sexuality, anxiety, attachment issues from childhood, unresolved grief, trauma recovery, learning to identify & convey your sexual needs/wants.
(360) 233-8873 
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La Conner, WA 98257
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Kelly Waibel
Counselor, MS, LMHCA, MHP
Verified
***Currently accepting new clients as of 1/21/2022 for in person and zoom sessions**** I believe everyone should be met where they are, exploring the good in them not just the things people refer to as negative. There are many times people struggle in life that could benefit from a non-judgemental space to build a theraputic relationship. Life is a struggle and we can all benefit from a listening ear and therapeutic relationship. It can sometimes take a few tries to find the right person who match for you. Therapy can be both difficult and enjoyable.
(360) 526-6804 
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Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Offers online therapy
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Thom Thornsberry Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CHT
Verified
We are truly living in troubled times, globally and personally. Many of us find ourselves fluctuating between feelings of anxiety and/or depression. At 67 years old, I’ve spent nearly half my life – 35 years – as a Marriage and Family Therapist/Psychotherapist. Adding Hypnotherapy to my practice has been a game changer, and that, along with friends, colleagues, and many clients, I’ve learned ways of managing my thinking and thereby managing my emotions. This is what I do in my private practice and I can help you to do the same.
(206) 207-3006 
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Anacortes, WA 98221
Offers online therapy
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Zowie Aleshire
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
I'm going to introduce myself with a silly statement: I am not a wizard. I can't magically make your 10-year-old behave perfectly, your teen want to talk to you, or make your parents understand and appreciate you. I can, however, be an empathetic listener for children, adolescents, and young adults and help to provide context and understanding for thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that may feel or seem perplexing. I provide tools, resources, and an environment in which change for the better is possible.
(360) 503-0189 
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Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Offers online therapy
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Tracy Wiesneske
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
For more than a decade I have provided individual, family, and group therapy services. I have a wide array of specialized training to treat many different diagnoses, including Depressive and Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Kinetic Disorders, as well as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and compulsive behaviors. I specialize in treating men and women of the Millennial and Generation X generations, creative and gifted individuals, and children with behavioral and developmental disorders. Emphasis is on holistic, individually tailored options that help you foster deep, meaningful, and authentic connections.
(360) 215-5046 
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Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Offers online therapy
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Carolyn Hunter Walsh
Counselor, MSW, LMHC, CSP
Verified
You will experience a reassuring and warm welcome, the moment you place your first call to inquire about my services. My commitment is to listen deeply to your challenges and needs. Then, together, we decide on the best approach to help you use your strengths to develop new resources and strategies to create the life you want.
(802) 277-3162 
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Anacortes, WA 98221
Not accepting new clients
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Kelly J Niess
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
As we all know, this life is a challenging, exciting, but sometimes difficult journey. My goal is to assist you in navigating through those difficulties in a healthy, meaningful way. I work with individuals, families, and couples and look forward to helping you adapt and thrive in an ever-changing world. Along with being a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am also a Grief Counselor. I have worked with people of all ages for many years and strive to do what I can to make their world a good one.
(206) 504-3283 
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Anacortes, WA 98221
Offers online therapy
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Barbara Starr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Many individuals seek counseling with me because they have had painful or traumatic experiences that interfere with their ability to live a satisfying life, one filled with meaningful relationships, the ability to experience joy, and the ability to manage life problems skillfully. They often feel stuck and, although they've tried hard, they continue to experience problems in relationships and often suffer from anxiety, depression and the effects of trauma. They want to move forward in their lives with hope, confidence and a sense of purpose.
(360) 543-4536 
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Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Offers online therapy
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Malka Golden-Wolfe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD
Verified
I can offer you and your spouse, partner or family, Therapy to Support your Life. I have been trained in many modalities and work with my clients in the way that best suites your personality and communication style. I have been a therapist for over three decades working with individuals and family groups to heal wounds, promote understanding, forgiveness and compassion. Strengthen your self Image, become your best self, express your highest potential and awaken your creativity. Live a happy, awakened and conscious LIFE. I can assist and support you in empowering and creating the present and future you desire.
(360) 389-2999 
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Anacortes, WA 98221
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Ann Marie Brooking
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Finding a therapist who respects us and remains compassionate is crucial. To have at least one other person who wants to understand us is a basic human need. At times what we feel, do and think do not create a happy life. We may focus on the "negative" and may easily find reasons to feel wretched. We may turn to substance use or other behaviors to cope with discomfort. You and I can discuss your unique situation, what your current behaviors may be doing for you, and explore how to achieve a sense of comfort, wellbeing and happiness. We will nurture your confidence and acknowledge your strengths and wisdom. We all belong here.
(360) 233-8116 
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Bow, WA 98232
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Stacey Froelich
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
I commend you for looking into counseling and I hope that I can make starting the process as simple as possible. I really believe your story matters and I personally love learning about people, their lives, and their journeys. I really enjoy working with women in pregnancy through new motherhood and those with symptoms of Postpartum, in whatever form that takes. I have a long history of working with individuals with Bipolar Disorder as well as supporting family members of and individuals who suffer from Psychosis. Please do contact me via phone or email and we can discuss what you are looking for, I return calls Wednesdays-Fridays.
(360) 233-8946 
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Mount Vernon, WA 98273
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Louise Fritz Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
In over 25 years of working with individuals and couples, I have developed a very successful growth process. It begins by my understanding the problems that brought you into therapy, and then, together, developing treatment goals that take into account those problems, your strengths and fears, and that considers the progress you have already made. Then we engage as appropriate, always staying focused on you and your goals. I enjoy and am trained in both short-term specific problem therapy and also in-depth psychodynamic therapy. I look forward to meeting with you.
(360) 558-3610 
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Anacortes, WA 98221
Not accepting new clients


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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in Skagit County. Many offer personal insights as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender therapists themselves. Others are allies of the LGBTQIA community with specialized training and experience working with LGBTQ+ clients. All have chosen to include the LGBTQIA community as an area of specialization and client focus.