Therapists in Tacoma, WA

Photo of Amy VanZandt, Counselor in Tacoma, WA
Amy VanZandt
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98406
To quote Mariah Carey, “Love takes time.” I am a relational therapist, which means our working relationship and your relationships with others are incredibly important to me. Building relationships takes time and trust. Perhaps you have some life experiences that cause you to distrust others and maybe even distrust yourself. Maybe you're feeling anxious or depressed. I want to work with you to heal old hurts, understand current experiences, and help you learn to live and love fully. Reliving the past can be painful, but there is knowledge to gain from it. And maybe, in time, more love for yourself.
To quote Mariah Carey, “Love takes time.” I am a relational therapist, which means our working relationship and your relationships with others are incredibly important to me. Building relationships takes time and trust. Perhaps you have some life experiences that cause you to distrust others and maybe even distrust yourself. Maybe you're feeling anxious or depressed. I want to work with you to heal old hurts, understand current experiences, and help you learn to live and love fully. Reliving the past can be painful, but there is knowledge to gain from it. And maybe, in time, more love for yourself.
(253) 780-7586 View (253) 780-7586
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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.
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.
(253) 214-3164 View (253) 214-3164
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Emelie Nelson
Counselor, LMHCA, MEd
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98402
Welcome! I'm so glad you are here. There are many reasons why someone may seek counseling, and it is a step that takes courage and vulnerability. I primarily work with individuals who want support with the following: negative thinking and self-criticism; low self-esteem; difficulties developing and maintaining meaningful relationships; identifying and removing barriers to success in the workplace. I strive to ensure that when clients speak with me, they know they are safe, respected, feel heard, and are empowered to make positive changes.
Welcome! I'm so glad you are here. There are many reasons why someone may seek counseling, and it is a step that takes courage and vulnerability. I primarily work with individuals who want support with the following: negative thinking and self-criticism; low self-esteem; difficulties developing and maintaining meaningful relationships; identifying and removing barriers to success in the workplace. I strive to ensure that when clients speak with me, they know they are safe, respected, feel heard, and are empowered to make positive changes.
(253) 881-8825 View (253) 881-8825
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Tammy M Ferguson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98402
Hello! My name is Tammy Ferguson and I have been a psychotherapist for over twenty years. I am passionate about helping people heal and grow. I believe when we are given the proper "container" or safe space, we are more likely to be able to access our inner knowing that can potentially lead to deep healing. I like to work with individuals who are wanting help navigating relationship issues, life transitions, grief, and/or trauma. In addition, I work with people who are dealing with spiritual issues such as religious trauma, deconstruction of faith, deconversion an/or spiritual abuse.
Hello! My name is Tammy Ferguson and I have been a psychotherapist for over twenty years. I am passionate about helping people heal and grow. I believe when we are given the proper "container" or safe space, we are more likely to be able to access our inner knowing that can potentially lead to deep healing. I like to work with individuals who are wanting help navigating relationship issues, life transitions, grief, and/or trauma. In addition, I work with people who are dealing with spiritual issues such as religious trauma, deconstruction of faith, deconversion an/or spiritual abuse.
(253) 364-1709 View (253) 364-1709
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Mary Allison Jensen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, CMHS, IMH-E
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98407
My ideal clients are motivated to explore the origin of unhelpful patterns of thought, emotion, and behavior. I am a certified clinical trauma specialist and primarily work with adults and adolescents who have experienced adversity and/or trauma. My clients often present with a feeling of being stuck and through a collaborative process of reflection and skill-building we identify the most effective personalized strategies. I am also a certified compassion fatigue specialist and work extensively with professionals around compassion fatigue and burnout.
My ideal clients are motivated to explore the origin of unhelpful patterns of thought, emotion, and behavior. I am a certified clinical trauma specialist and primarily work with adults and adolescents who have experienced adversity and/or trauma. My clients often present with a feeling of being stuck and through a collaborative process of reflection and skill-building we identify the most effective personalized strategies. I am also a certified compassion fatigue specialist and work extensively with professionals around compassion fatigue and burnout.
(253) 499-7896 View (253) 499-7896
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Laurel Shea
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98403
Waitlist for new clients
My passion is in helping people and those they love find peace as they navigate anxiety, depression, stress, and faith transitions. I enjoy working with LGBTQIA youth, individuals, couples and their families. I also have experience with compulsive eating, and self-esteem struggles. Additionally, I have training in guiding couples as they struggle to reconnect, improve their communication, and address concerns around sexual intimacy.
My passion is in helping people and those they love find peace as they navigate anxiety, depression, stress, and faith transitions. I enjoy working with LGBTQIA youth, individuals, couples and their families. I also have experience with compulsive eating, and self-esteem struggles. Additionally, I have training in guiding couples as they struggle to reconnect, improve their communication, and address concerns around sexual intimacy.
(253) 499-8669 View (253) 499-8669
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Brittany Ellmer
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98402  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Have you had experiences that have changed you? Are you wondering how you can heal? Let’s work together to find meaning in your suffering and heal the broken spaces within you. My aim is not to put a bandaid over your wound, let's get down to the roots. This enables us to really heal the wound, though you will be left with a scar. We'll explore the origin of your pain, see how this impacts you currently, and help you better understand your body’s response to adversity. We can also work to resolve common symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress that are so prevalent among us.
Have you had experiences that have changed you? Are you wondering how you can heal? Let’s work together to find meaning in your suffering and heal the broken spaces within you. My aim is not to put a bandaid over your wound, let's get down to the roots. This enables us to really heal the wound, though you will be left with a scar. We'll explore the origin of your pain, see how this impacts you currently, and help you better understand your body’s response to adversity. We can also work to resolve common symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress that are so prevalent among us.
(253) 262-0612 View (253) 262-0612
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Vicki Pastore
Counselor, MEd, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98403
Something happens when we sit across from someone who really sees us, hears us, and accepts us unconditionally. The relationship has the power to lift us up, shift our perspective, and bring us comfort and clarity. I'd be honored to sit across from you with the warmth, humor, compassion and skill that will support the healing and growth you are seeking. You should know that I believe in you, I will challenge you, and we will process everything together until you realize, heal, and remember the strength you have to live the life you want for yourself.
Something happens when we sit across from someone who really sees us, hears us, and accepts us unconditionally. The relationship has the power to lift us up, shift our perspective, and bring us comfort and clarity. I'd be honored to sit across from you with the warmth, humor, compassion and skill that will support the healing and growth you are seeking. You should know that I believe in you, I will challenge you, and we will process everything together until you realize, heal, and remember the strength you have to live the life you want for yourself.
(253) 321-1373 View (253) 321-1373
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Tracey Hunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98422
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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S. Mike Monks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98445  (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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Jesalyn Kimura
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98403
Sometimes in life, we can feel lost, stuck or even desperate. We do the same things over and over again without finding any solutions to our problems. Life often becomes painful when our past experiences have no words to describe them or clarity to bring them to understanding. Using a variety of approaches my clients and I explore their current pain and concerns, while considering the picture of their past experience. With support and compassion we map out a plan to discover ways to become unstuck and move in new directions.
Sometimes in life, we can feel lost, stuck or even desperate. We do the same things over and over again without finding any solutions to our problems. Life often becomes painful when our past experiences have no words to describe them or clarity to bring them to understanding. Using a variety of approaches my clients and I explore their current pain and concerns, while considering the picture of their past experience. With support and compassion we map out a plan to discover ways to become unstuck and move in new directions.
(253) 220-6990 View (253) 220-6990
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Jessica Malley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98405
Dr. Malley has provided consultative, evaluative, therapeutic, school and home-based intervention services to children and families impacted by Autism, developmental and learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders. She has developed and consulted with an array of school-based programs for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, emotional, and behavioral disorders. She has also provided individual, group, and family-based counseling to those with autism and other developmental disabilities.
Dr. Malley has provided consultative, evaluative, therapeutic, school and home-based intervention services to children and families impacted by Autism, developmental and learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders. She has developed and consulted with an array of school-based programs for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, emotional, and behavioral disorders. She has also provided individual, group, and family-based counseling to those with autism and other developmental disabilities.
(253) 499-7986 View (253) 499-7986
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Marcella Logan Thrive Mental Wellness Pllc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98403
Current Tacoma Availability! Child/Adolescent/Young Adult Therapist. Therapy does not have to be scary or mysterious - it is about learning skills and gaining insights that get you closer to feeling more you, feeling well and thriving. TEENS - Maybe you are not sure how someone you do not know yet can help you. I provide a respectful, transparent space in which you are better able to figure out what changes you want to make to improve your life. Parents/Caregivers - if you are struggling with your child's behavior (age 4-8), I welcome the opportunity to partner with you to help get things back on track.
Current Tacoma Availability! Child/Adolescent/Young Adult Therapist. Therapy does not have to be scary or mysterious - it is about learning skills and gaining insights that get you closer to feeling more you, feeling well and thriving. TEENS - Maybe you are not sure how someone you do not know yet can help you. I provide a respectful, transparent space in which you are better able to figure out what changes you want to make to improve your life. Parents/Caregivers - if you are struggling with your child's behavior (age 4-8), I welcome the opportunity to partner with you to help get things back on track.
(360) 791-1234 View (360) 791-1234
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Elizabeth Marshall
Counselor, BSW, MFT, LMHC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98407  (Online Only)
It takes courage to ask for help. Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, loneliness, cPTSD, or trauma? Are you at a crossroads in life or feeling stuck? I specialize in helping people through these times to transitions to lead fulfilling lives. My approach is person centered and tailored to your unique needs and goals. Together, we will work to identify root causes and core beliefs. I'm skilled in EMDR, Brainspotting, DBT, TF-CBT, family systems, and Inner child work. I will teach you skills to decrease and overcome these symptoms. Together, we will increase emotional regulation and feelings of safety. Teens and parents love me!
It takes courage to ask for help. Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, loneliness, cPTSD, or trauma? Are you at a crossroads in life or feeling stuck? I specialize in helping people through these times to transitions to lead fulfilling lives. My approach is person centered and tailored to your unique needs and goals. Together, we will work to identify root causes and core beliefs. I'm skilled in EMDR, Brainspotting, DBT, TF-CBT, family systems, and Inner child work. I will teach you skills to decrease and overcome these symptoms. Together, we will increase emotional regulation and feelings of safety. Teens and parents love me!
(253) 262-0294 View (253) 262-0294
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Erin C Tansill
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98402
Waitlist for new clients
I provide compassionate, person-centered therapy in-person or via telehealth for adult clients. My training focused specifically on trauma survivors and helping professionals - which includes a focus on PTSD, vicarious trauma, substance use concerns, struggles with emotion regulation, anxiety, depression, sexual identity, and interpersonal conflicts. I also work with couples facing relationship concerns including, but not limited to: increased conflict, repairing after betrayal, and considering separation/divorce. In couples therapy, I work from Gottman Method, Discernment Counseling and EFT approaches.
I provide compassionate, person-centered therapy in-person or via telehealth for adult clients. My training focused specifically on trauma survivors and helping professionals - which includes a focus on PTSD, vicarious trauma, substance use concerns, struggles with emotion regulation, anxiety, depression, sexual identity, and interpersonal conflicts. I also work with couples facing relationship concerns including, but not limited to: increased conflict, repairing after betrayal, and considering separation/divorce. In couples therapy, I work from Gottman Method, Discernment Counseling and EFT approaches.
(253) 487-0955 View (253) 487-0955
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Jenn Parretta - Relationship And Sex Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA, ABS, ATR-P
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98402
Now Accepting New Clients! - Ready to start on a journey of self-discovery, understanding, and fulfillment? Specializing in the intricate intersections of mental health, sexuality, and creativity, I guide individuals through the process of connecting with their desires. I’ll guide you through the challenges of understanding your needs, fostering healthy relationships, and unlocking your true passions. In our safe and supportive space, we'll work together to enhance communication, embrace authenticity, and build newfound confidence that will allow you to prioritize pleasure and your wellbeing.
Now Accepting New Clients! - Ready to start on a journey of self-discovery, understanding, and fulfillment? Specializing in the intricate intersections of mental health, sexuality, and creativity, I guide individuals through the process of connecting with their desires. I’ll guide you through the challenges of understanding your needs, fostering healthy relationships, and unlocking your true passions. In our safe and supportive space, we'll work together to enhance communication, embrace authenticity, and build newfound confidence that will allow you to prioritize pleasure and your wellbeing.
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Grit City Perspective, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98402  (Online Only)
Hi. I’m Kristy. I am a clinical social worker who provides individual therapy services for young and slightly more mature adults. This is my 20th year working in the social service and mental health field. My practice is 100% telehealth and has always been – even in “the before times.” I have worked in a variety of settings, including both long and short term inpatient psychiatric settings, community-based non-profits, community health outreach, overnight and teen shelters, state social services, primary care clinics, hospital management and of course, private practice.
Hi. I’m Kristy. I am a clinical social worker who provides individual therapy services for young and slightly more mature adults. This is my 20th year working in the social service and mental health field. My practice is 100% telehealth and has always been – even in “the before times.” I have worked in a variety of settings, including both long and short term inpatient psychiatric settings, community-based non-profits, community health outreach, overnight and teen shelters, state social services, primary care clinics, hospital management and of course, private practice.
(253) 262-0143 View (253) 262-0143
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Michael Jay Badger
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98422  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life comes at us fast sometimes; and we struggle to adjust and adapt. As an integrative therapist practicing ONLINE THERAPY only, I take satisfaction in helping otherwise well-functioning adults successfully deal with complex lives and complex individual circumstances. Our development (personal, professional, relational) depends upon the continual management of and response to a changing environment. To a very large degree we are a product of all that we have inherited and all that we have experienced.
Life comes at us fast sometimes; and we struggle to adjust and adapt. As an integrative therapist practicing ONLINE THERAPY only, I take satisfaction in helping otherwise well-functioning adults successfully deal with complex lives and complex individual circumstances. Our development (personal, professional, relational) depends upon the continual management of and response to a changing environment. To a very large degree we are a product of all that we have inherited and all that we have experienced.
(206) 966-4543 View (206) 966-4543
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Jeremy Wilks
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98403  (Online Only)
Now accepting Premera, Lifewise and some BC/BS plans! We all struggle with changes in our lives; whether they are expected or come as a surprise. I am passionate about working with clients when they are in their season of change, whether that is work and relationship transitions, questioning and addressing gender and sexuality, and testing the waters about how to feel differently about their story up to this point.
Now accepting Premera, Lifewise and some BC/BS plans! We all struggle with changes in our lives; whether they are expected or come as a surprise. I am passionate about working with clients when they are in their season of change, whether that is work and relationship transitions, questioning and addressing gender and sexuality, and testing the waters about how to feel differently about their story up to this point.
(253) 785-2082 View (253) 785-2082
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Kasandra McCown
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98402  (Online Only)
Currently not taking new clietns. I have a passion for working with individuals, kids, couples and families who are currently or have experienced anxiety, depression, grief, difficult life transitions, parenting struggles and medical trauma related to cancer, autoimmune diseases and other rare blood disorders. I believe that hardships in life are unique to everyone and for some of us it is hard to get through alone. My goal is to provide you and those close to you a safe space where challenging thoughts and feelings can be openly shared and we can work collaboratively to find ways to help you cope.
Currently not taking new clietns. I have a passion for working with individuals, kids, couples and families who are currently or have experienced anxiety, depression, grief, difficult life transitions, parenting struggles and medical trauma related to cancer, autoimmune diseases and other rare blood disorders. I believe that hardships in life are unique to everyone and for some of us it is hard to get through alone. My goal is to provide you and those close to you a safe space where challenging thoughts and feelings can be openly shared and we can work collaboratively to find ways to help you cope.
(253) 733-1922 View (253) 733-1922

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Tacoma, WA

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Tacoma, WA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
77% Trauma and PTSD
76% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
71% Stress
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Premera
65% Regence
60% Aetna

How Therapists in Tacoma, WA see their clients

51% In Person and Online
49% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
21% Male
4% Non-Binary