In Person Therapists in Tacoma, WA

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Joel Hencken
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98467
I feel very fortunate that in clinical psychology I have found a field where I have been glad to go to work since I saw my first client in 1974. My training has been "˜eclectic'. My undergrad work was in philosophy of science at University of Michigan. After a short stint in medical school, I went to San Diego State University, where my professors were Rogerians, cognitivists and behaviorists (that was before the latter two got hyphenated and finally acronym-ized into CBT), plus one crypto-Freudian who spoke little but offered the most amazing insights. I also had some years of personal psychoanalysis.
I feel very fortunate that in clinical psychology I have found a field where I have been glad to go to work since I saw my first client in 1974. My training has been "˜eclectic'. My undergrad work was in philosophy of science at University of Michigan. After a short stint in medical school, I went to San Diego State University, where my professors were Rogerians, cognitivists and behaviorists (that was before the latter two got hyphenated and finally acronym-ized into CBT), plus one crypto-Freudian who spoke little but offered the most amazing insights. I also had some years of personal psychoanalysis.
(253) 364-4308 View (253) 364-4308
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Sara Elkington
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98403
Sara Elkington MA, LMHC is a licensed mental health therapist currently building a practice in Tacoma, Washington. She has specialized in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, dissociative symptoms, post-trauma reactions, intimate partner abuse recovery, ADHD-related concerns, and those living with a life-changing medical condition or chronic illness. She firmly believes in the power of therapy to promote self-growth and resilience. Sara is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and judgment-free space for her clients to explore their experiences and foster healing.
Sara Elkington MA, LMHC is a licensed mental health therapist currently building a practice in Tacoma, Washington. She has specialized in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, dissociative symptoms, post-trauma reactions, intimate partner abuse recovery, ADHD-related concerns, and those living with a life-changing medical condition or chronic illness. She firmly believes in the power of therapy to promote self-growth and resilience. Sara is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and judgment-free space for her clients to explore their experiences and foster healing.
(206) 973-7804 View (206) 973-7804
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Karen Campbell-Wood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98405
Does it feel like no one understands what you’re going through right now? Maybe they seem to have “moved on” from a loss you both experienced, and now you’re left grappling with it on your own. Perhaps life has changed in another big way recently—retirement, divorce, or a job change—and no one really gets the sense of uncertainty, sadness, or stress you feel. You don’t see the meaning and purpose you used to in your life and you’re not sure if you can ever feel happy (or even just comfortable) again. You’ve realized you could use some support but aren’t even sure what that can look like.
Does it feel like no one understands what you’re going through right now? Maybe they seem to have “moved on” from a loss you both experienced, and now you’re left grappling with it on your own. Perhaps life has changed in another big way recently—retirement, divorce, or a job change—and no one really gets the sense of uncertainty, sadness, or stress you feel. You don’t see the meaning and purpose you used to in your life and you’re not sure if you can ever feel happy (or even just comfortable) again. You’ve realized you could use some support but aren’t even sure what that can look like.
(253) 993-1213 View (253) 993-1213
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Full Circle Psychotherapy
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98403
My therapeutic philosophy rests on the premise that entering into a therapy relationship is a sacred act, and should be treated accordingly. It takes courage to challenge the limiting beliefs accumulated along life's journey, and I hold deep respect for those who are willing to do so. I provide a safe and respectful environment where you can explore the patterns keeping you from living a more authentic life.
My therapeutic philosophy rests on the premise that entering into a therapy relationship is a sacred act, and should be treated accordingly. It takes courage to challenge the limiting beliefs accumulated along life's journey, and I hold deep respect for those who are willing to do so. I provide a safe and respectful environment where you can explore the patterns keeping you from living a more authentic life.
(253) 358-2310 View (253) 358-2310
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Sound Practice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, DVC, SUDP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98402
Now accepting new clients! My theoretical approach is one of self-awareness. Having a healthy relationship with you in order to have healthy relationships with others. The modalities I use the most are CBT, DBT, and ACT. Learn how to communicate more effectively and live an intentional life. We address trauma, boundaries, emotional self-management, and how to have relationships that work. LGBTQA+ friendly. As a certified domestic violence, and substance use clinician, I am well versed in trauma informed care and systems needs.
Now accepting new clients! My theoretical approach is one of self-awareness. Having a healthy relationship with you in order to have healthy relationships with others. The modalities I use the most are CBT, DBT, and ACT. Learn how to communicate more effectively and live an intentional life. We address trauma, boundaries, emotional self-management, and how to have relationships that work. LGBTQA+ friendly. As a certified domestic violence, and substance use clinician, I am well versed in trauma informed care and systems needs.
(253) 286-0992 View (253) 286-0992
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Holly Blue
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98402
Do find yourself arguing with your partner when what you really want is closeness? Do you long to feel understood and appreciated, like lovers again? I can help you discover new ways to communicate & get the response you've been wanting from your partner. Let's get you both feeling safe and connected again. We function best when our relationships are secure. No wonder it feels so bad when a primary relationship is strained, & so good when that bond is assured. Let me help you find your way back to feeling good together. What's more vital to happiness than that?
Do find yourself arguing with your partner when what you really want is closeness? Do you long to feel understood and appreciated, like lovers again? I can help you discover new ways to communicate & get the response you've been wanting from your partner. Let's get you both feeling safe and connected again. We function best when our relationships are secure. No wonder it feels so bad when a primary relationship is strained, & so good when that bond is assured. Let me help you find your way back to feeling good together. What's more vital to happiness than that?
(360) 329-9357 View (360) 329-9357
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Always In Bloom
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA, LMHCA, SUDPT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98402
Life is challenging! Family stress, work difficulties, personal concerns...I get it. I have lived experience with overcoming desperate circumstances. If you're feeling stuck, frustrated, confused and need some empathy and encouragement, please consider me for your therapy needs. I can hold space for all the things that are preventing you from living your best life. As your therapist I'll walk with you on your journey to healing & living the life you've always dreamed but didn't quite know how to achieve. I'm here to help you reach your goals & live the life of your dreams.
Life is challenging! Family stress, work difficulties, personal concerns...I get it. I have lived experience with overcoming desperate circumstances. If you're feeling stuck, frustrated, confused and need some empathy and encouragement, please consider me for your therapy needs. I can hold space for all the things that are preventing you from living your best life. As your therapist I'll walk with you on your journey to healing & living the life you've always dreamed but didn't quite know how to achieve. I'm here to help you reach your goals & live the life of your dreams.
(253) 465-2175 View (253) 465-2175
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Christina Minott
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98402
Welcome to a safe space for self-discovery and healing. As a trauma-informed therapist I'm here to help you explore the behaviors and patterns that have shaped your life. Together, we'll honor their role in your survival, uncover their origins, and discern their relevance today. You're the expert in your journey, and I'm here to walk alongside you as you courageously embrace healing and self-discovery. I utilize EMDR and draw on somatic based therapies.
Welcome to a safe space for self-discovery and healing. As a trauma-informed therapist I'm here to help you explore the behaviors and patterns that have shaped your life. Together, we'll honor their role in your survival, uncover their origins, and discern their relevance today. You're the expert in your journey, and I'm here to walk alongside you as you courageously embrace healing and self-discovery. I utilize EMDR and draw on somatic based therapies.
(253) 523-2780 View (253) 523-2780
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Ariana Milman
ND, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98406
Not accepting new clients
I work with emerging adults who are overwhelmed with stress and anxiety. We will work together to help you reclaim your momentum, sleep without struggle, and build better relationships with yourself and others.
I work with emerging adults who are overwhelmed with stress and anxiety. We will work together to help you reclaim your momentum, sleep without struggle, and build better relationships with yourself and others.
(253) 600-2397 View (253) 600-2397
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Deborah Lopez
Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98446
Taking new clients in person for equine assisted psychotherapy, outside and socially distant sessions, and/or more traditional solution focused and cognitive behavioral therapy. If you are dealing with life changes or struggling with anxiety and/or depression I can help. I am a designated Mental Health Professional and Children's Mental Health Specialist . Licensed MH counselor in the Washington. I work with families individuals and couples toward goals that we identify together. Services to military veterans and family members at no cost through a contract with the Department of Veterans affairs.
Taking new clients in person for equine assisted psychotherapy, outside and socially distant sessions, and/or more traditional solution focused and cognitive behavioral therapy. If you are dealing with life changes or struggling with anxiety and/or depression I can help. I am a designated Mental Health Professional and Children's Mental Health Specialist . Licensed MH counselor in the Washington. I work with families individuals and couples toward goals that we identify together. Services to military veterans and family members at no cost through a contract with the Department of Veterans affairs.
(253) 243-3346 View (253) 243-3346
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Tracey Hunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98422
Not accepting new clients
Tracey's calling is to comfort the hurting, to heal the broken hearted, and help people find peace........ Therapy is a powerful experience of growth and change. I work with individuals, couples, families, and teenagers to successfully reduce stress, anxiety, and depression; strengthen relationships; resolve grief, past traumas, and internal conflict. Together we will work on modifying negative thinking and self destructive behaviors, build self esteem and better thoughts; enhance intimacy, foster self discovery; and help to improve one's overall quality of life experiences.
Tracey's calling is to comfort the hurting, to heal the broken hearted, and help people find peace........ Therapy is a powerful experience of growth and change. I work with individuals, couples, families, and teenagers to successfully reduce stress, anxiety, and depression; strengthen relationships; resolve grief, past traumas, and internal conflict. Together we will work on modifying negative thinking and self destructive behaviors, build self esteem and better thoughts; enhance intimacy, foster self discovery; and help to improve one's overall quality of life experiences.
(253) 292-6201 View (253) 292-6201
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Makayla Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98444
Waitlist for new clients
I am interested in supporting you through transitions, trauma, and life changes that can be difficult to navigate. I utilize a trauma-informed approach that is grounded in social justice, lived experience, and uplifting community. I have primarily worked with youth and also have experience working with LGBTQIA adults and survivors of assault through therapeutic groups and advocacy work. I am committed to supporting those who have been marginalized and believe that healing and justice is necessary for our communities.
I am interested in supporting you through transitions, trauma, and life changes that can be difficult to navigate. I utilize a trauma-informed approach that is grounded in social justice, lived experience, and uplifting community. I have primarily worked with youth and also have experience working with LGBTQIA adults and survivors of assault through therapeutic groups and advocacy work. I am committed to supporting those who have been marginalized and believe that healing and justice is necessary for our communities.
(425) 215-0285 View (425) 215-0285
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Jennifer M Sampson
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98402
Are you in a relationship that is lacking connection or trust? Are you struggling with sexual concerns in your relationship(s)? Are you an adult who is dealing with conflict in your own family of origin, even though you left home long ago? I can help. I work with intimate relationships and adult individuals in my practice. We focus on healing past hurts and moving forward to achieve a more fulfilling sense of self, connection, and communication.
Are you in a relationship that is lacking connection or trust? Are you struggling with sexual concerns in your relationship(s)? Are you an adult who is dealing with conflict in your own family of origin, even though you left home long ago? I can help. I work with intimate relationships and adult individuals in my practice. We focus on healing past hurts and moving forward to achieve a more fulfilling sense of self, connection, and communication.
(206) 855-3478 View (206) 855-3478
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Natasha Washington
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98467
Natasha Washington is a Mental Health Counselor Associate in Washington who has been practicing since 2022. She received a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Arizona State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development with an emphasis on Family Studies from Washington State University. It is Natasha’s goal to support each person in any way that she can. Natasha believes everyone is an expert of their own lives and takes a collaborative approach with her patients to help them identify their own solutions.
Natasha Washington is a Mental Health Counselor Associate in Washington who has been practicing since 2022. She received a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Arizona State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development with an emphasis on Family Studies from Washington State University. It is Natasha’s goal to support each person in any way that she can. Natasha believes everyone is an expert of their own lives and takes a collaborative approach with her patients to help them identify their own solutions.
(253) 544-5703 View (253) 544-5703
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Amy Dwyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98467
I believe in a collaborative approach to therapy. In partnership, we will work to explore your needs and develop a treatment plan to address identified issues. I primarily employ a cognitive-behavioral approach as this treatment modality has been shown to be effective in therapy. In addition, I use a strengths-based framework. Together we will address symptom management, build on your pre-existing strengths, and further develop your coping strategies. In addition, our work will likely include making meaning of important life events.
I believe in a collaborative approach to therapy. In partnership, we will work to explore your needs and develop a treatment plan to address identified issues. I primarily employ a cognitive-behavioral approach as this treatment modality has been shown to be effective in therapy. In addition, I use a strengths-based framework. Together we will address symptom management, build on your pre-existing strengths, and further develop your coping strategies. In addition, our work will likely include making meaning of important life events.
(253) 944-9019 View (253) 944-9019
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Develop Minded Therapies
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, CFMHE, CEAP, DBTC, CCCE
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98409
Everyone wants to be heard. One of the most fulfilling experiences for us as individuals is to tell our story and have it heard. My first priority when working with a new client is to find a way for them to tell their story and then to hear/receive it and validate their feelings. People have a variety of ways for communicating their feelings and experiences, for this reason I utilize several different interventions to help the client share their story in a safe and comfortable environment. My services are available in English and Spanish. I also service Oregon and Idaho.
Everyone wants to be heard. One of the most fulfilling experiences for us as individuals is to tell our story and have it heard. My first priority when working with a new client is to find a way for them to tell their story and then to hear/receive it and validate their feelings. People have a variety of ways for communicating their feelings and experiences, for this reason I utilize several different interventions to help the client share their story in a safe and comfortable environment. My services are available in English and Spanish. I also service Oregon and Idaho.
(253) 214-3164 View (253) 214-3164
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Sarah M Stanton
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, CMHS
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98404
Not accepting new clients
**I am currently not accepting new clients.** My focus is to align with each client to provide hope and healing through the use of skill building and personal strengths so that they may experience positive change, peace and true fulfillment. I use client-centered, strength-based and cognitive/ behavioral interventions and will work with each client to develop specific goals by breaking them down into short and long term goals with action steps. My ideal client is one who is motivated to seek change and is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve this. I feel comfortable working with young and old; male and female.
**I am currently not accepting new clients.** My focus is to align with each client to provide hope and healing through the use of skill building and personal strengths so that they may experience positive change, peace and true fulfillment. I use client-centered, strength-based and cognitive/ behavioral interventions and will work with each client to develop specific goals by breaking them down into short and long term goals with action steps. My ideal client is one who is motivated to seek change and is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve this. I feel comfortable working with young and old; male and female.
(253) 218-4479 View (253) 218-4479
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Janet Nelson
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MHP
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98402
You believe if you do it right you won’t disappoint the people in your world. The trouble is, striving to do everything right often means diminishing yourself and pushing down your true thoughts, feelings, and desires. You’ve become an expert at everyone else’s needs and wants, but you’ve lost yourself along the way. Let’s work together to help you reconnect with yourself and others. Anxiety, people pleasing, and perfectionism are painful. Set down the weight you carry and discover more ease in your everyday life and the deep connected relationships you long for.
You believe if you do it right you won’t disappoint the people in your world. The trouble is, striving to do everything right often means diminishing yourself and pushing down your true thoughts, feelings, and desires. You’ve become an expert at everyone else’s needs and wants, but you’ve lost yourself along the way. Let’s work together to help you reconnect with yourself and others. Anxiety, people pleasing, and perfectionism are painful. Set down the weight you carry and discover more ease in your everyday life and the deep connected relationships you long for.
(253) 527-6921 View (253) 527-6921
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Lindsey Moseman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98407
Not accepting new clients
Have you noticed changes within your child's behavior that leave you feeling confused as to what to do or say? Perhaps your child has been struggling with overwhelming anxiety or emotional outbursts. Or perhaps you've noticed your teenager begin to isolate, drop in their grades, and become overly self-critical. Children and teenagers are often communicating their needs through their behaviors, and it is often very difficult as a parent to know what to do. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and adults who are struggling within difficult emotional experiences, transitions like divorce, or within relationships.
Have you noticed changes within your child's behavior that leave you feeling confused as to what to do or say? Perhaps your child has been struggling with overwhelming anxiety or emotional outbursts. Or perhaps you've noticed your teenager begin to isolate, drop in their grades, and become overly self-critical. Children and teenagers are often communicating their needs through their behaviors, and it is often very difficult as a parent to know what to do. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and adults who are struggling within difficult emotional experiences, transitions like divorce, or within relationships.
(253) 733-0136 View (253) 733-0136
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Karlyn Hiatt
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98406
Accepting new clients! I am here to partner with you as you begin a transformative journey where your deepest desires become tangible. My specialized approach to therapy is rooted in the principles of the Law of Attraction and is designed to guide you toward the manifestation of your goals. I am here to help you harness the incredible power of your thoughts and emotions to move beyond traditional goal-setting so that our work together can focus on the emotions associated with your aspirations. I am ready to show you the path to fulfillment with a holistic approach that integrates mind, body, and spirit.
Accepting new clients! I am here to partner with you as you begin a transformative journey where your deepest desires become tangible. My specialized approach to therapy is rooted in the principles of the Law of Attraction and is designed to guide you toward the manifestation of your goals. I am here to help you harness the incredible power of your thoughts and emotions to move beyond traditional goal-setting so that our work together can focus on the emotions associated with your aspirations. I am ready to show you the path to fulfillment with a holistic approach that integrates mind, body, and spirit.
(253) 352-4688 View (253) 352-4688