Therapists in Tacoma, WA

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Joel Hencken
Psychologist, PsyD
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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Laurel Hightower
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98418
Therapy is about progress, not perfection. You are the expert on what works for you, even if it doesn’t seem clear right now. Together we can figure out where support could be helpful. It takes practice to learn to be vulnerable and to find the words to describe our inner lives. All emotions have meaning, and together we can figure out what they’re trying to tell you.
Therapy is about progress, not perfection. You are the expert on what works for you, even if it doesn’t seem clear right now. Together we can figure out where support could be helpful. It takes practice to learn to be vulnerable and to find the words to describe our inner lives. All emotions have meaning, and together we can figure out what they’re trying to tell you.
(253) 243-3826 View (253) 243-3826
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Affirming Connections PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98409
Waitlist for new clients
I respect it takes courage to seek and partner with a therapist. My core values as a clinician are to provide others utmost respect, hope, resiliency, concern, empathy, challenge, creating a path to recovery and healing. I enjoy working with adults through age sixty-five, and children ages four through twenty-one, including families. I have been a Marriage and Family Therapist for thirty plus years, I am honored to enter with others in their healing journey.
I respect it takes courage to seek and partner with a therapist. My core values as a clinician are to provide others utmost respect, hope, resiliency, concern, empathy, challenge, creating a path to recovery and healing. I enjoy working with adults through age sixty-five, and children ages four through twenty-one, including families. I have been a Marriage and Family Therapist for thirty plus years, I am honored to enter with others in their healing journey.
(253) 263-1105 View (253) 263-1105
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Britt Kelly Counseling, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, ASW
Verified
Tacoma, WA 98405  (Online Only)
I work with parents, adolescents, and adults who need support from a variety of issues including issues related to parenting, general concerns about their children, coping skills for teens and adolescents, managing school stressors, recent diagnosis of ADHD, depression or anxiety, and more. Clients are looking for coping skills and communication strategies to create more harmony and strengthen relationships. I also work with families affected by infertility and those who are looking to build their family through third party reproduction and need support navigating the fertility industry.
I work with parents, adolescents, and adults who need support from a variety of issues including issues related to parenting, general concerns about their children, coping skills for teens and adolescents, managing school stressors, recent diagnosis of ADHD, depression or anxiety, and more. Clients are looking for coping skills and communication strategies to create more harmony and strengthen relationships. I also work with families affected by infertility and those who are looking to build their family through third party reproduction and need support navigating the fertility industry.
(253) 235-3375 View (253) 235-3375
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Paul Johnson
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Tacoma, WA 98402
It takes a special kind of courage to ask for help. Whether we have had a hardship sneak up on us, or been wrestling with it for a lifetime, expressing out loud a need for assistance is an act of bravery. I have been working as mental health counselor and psychotherapist since 2014, and in that time I’ve been honored to witness these acts of bravery from adolescents, adults of all ages, and families. I believe that our experiences matter and are worth talking about.
It takes a special kind of courage to ask for help. Whether we have had a hardship sneak up on us, or been wrestling with it for a lifetime, expressing out loud a need for assistance is an act of bravery. I have been working as mental health counselor and psychotherapist since 2014, and in that time I’ve been honored to witness these acts of bravery from adolescents, adults of all ages, and families. I believe that our experiences matter and are worth talking about.
(253) 650-1658 View (253) 650-1658
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Lois Stevens LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CSAT-C
Verified
Tacoma, WA 98408
I believe individuals are unique because of their life experience, perceptions, genetic and cultural background. I don't use one therapy fits all; I use what I think is best given what each client tell me. I encourage, people to move past their own limitations, but do not insist, because it is their journey not mine. I have worked on my own issues, and continue to do so, I appreciate the courage it takes to open up to another person. This process takes time to build a relationship of trust so you can talk about what you don't want to talk about. My hope is you will find a safe place with me to discover more about yourself
I believe individuals are unique because of their life experience, perceptions, genetic and cultural background. I don't use one therapy fits all; I use what I think is best given what each client tell me. I encourage, people to move past their own limitations, but do not insist, because it is their journey not mine. I have worked on my own issues, and continue to do so, I appreciate the courage it takes to open up to another person. This process takes time to build a relationship of trust so you can talk about what you don't want to talk about. My hope is you will find a safe place with me to discover more about yourself
(253) 893-8593 View (253) 893-8593
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Richard W. Solitaire
Counselor, MA, MHP, LMHC, CMHS, ACS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98409
As an African-American male providing therapy since 2007, I bring a multicultural perspective that has enabled me to work effectively with a wide range of clients. I'm a licensed mental health therapist who mainly works from a Cognitive Behavioral and Humanistic Therapeutic approach to help address many issues in counseling. My belief is that people and families experience different problems and need help to navigate through them by addressing their thoughts, feelings, behaviors and relationships with others. Washington State Approved LICENSED CLINICAL SUPERVISOR.
As an African-American male providing therapy since 2007, I bring a multicultural perspective that has enabled me to work effectively with a wide range of clients. I'm a licensed mental health therapist who mainly works from a Cognitive Behavioral and Humanistic Therapeutic approach to help address many issues in counseling. My belief is that people and families experience different problems and need help to navigate through them by addressing their thoughts, feelings, behaviors and relationships with others. Washington State Approved LICENSED CLINICAL SUPERVISOR.
(253) 455-7471 View (253) 455-7471
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Caitlin Wehrwood
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Tacoma, WA 98402  (Online Only)
I believe every person is creative, worthy, and capable if given the right support and care. My clients are often queer or trans, many identify as disabled or chronically ill, and most of them have experienced trauma throughout their lives. Many of my clients also identify as neurodivergent and want to understand how to work with their brains more effectively without judgment. Most of my clients have been taught that their body-minds are inconvenient, shameful, or difficult.
I believe every person is creative, worthy, and capable if given the right support and care. My clients are often queer or trans, many identify as disabled or chronically ill, and most of them have experienced trauma throughout their lives. Many of my clients also identify as neurodivergent and want to understand how to work with their brains more effectively without judgment. Most of my clients have been taught that their body-minds are inconvenient, shameful, or difficult.
(206) 800-6791 View (206) 800-6791
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Lily E Ramirez
Counselor, MEd, LMHCA
Verified
Tacoma, WA 98402  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a licensed mental health counselor associate (LMHCA) working in Western Washington. I work with children and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, and behavioral issues. Struggling in any one of these areas can leave you feeling stuck, hopeless, helpless, and frustrated. I am an empathetic therapist who focuses on the client's needs. I will help guide you through these difficult emotions while helping to identify the root cause. I do not want to only help you alleviate the symptoms you experience but help you to deal with the underlying issue(s) at hand.
Hello! I am a licensed mental health counselor associate (LMHCA) working in Western Washington. I work with children and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, and behavioral issues. Struggling in any one of these areas can leave you feeling stuck, hopeless, helpless, and frustrated. I am an empathetic therapist who focuses on the client's needs. I will help guide you through these difficult emotions while helping to identify the root cause. I do not want to only help you alleviate the symptoms you experience but help you to deal with the underlying issue(s) at hand.
(253) 243-2389 x2365 View (253) 243-2389 x2365
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Laura Ann Johnson
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Tacoma, WA 98406
For 2 decades I have empowered and walked beside many clients as they have overcome difficult and stressful issues in their lives. While I am comfortable working with many mental health issues, I have developed special interest in walking beside woman in their journey with cancer, working with individuals on the gender spectrum, working with adolescents, and walking along side of people who are experiencing grief and depression. I believe that I easily hold out hope for others until they can hope for themselves.
For 2 decades I have empowered and walked beside many clients as they have overcome difficult and stressful issues in their lives. While I am comfortable working with many mental health issues, I have developed special interest in walking beside woman in their journey with cancer, working with individuals on the gender spectrum, working with adolescents, and walking along side of people who are experiencing grief and depression. I believe that I easily hold out hope for others until they can hope for themselves.
(253) 259-2931 View (253) 259-2931
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Paolo Laraño
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Tacoma, WA 98407  (Online Only)
My name is Paolo and I'm a licensed clinical psychologist providing therapy to adults, kids (10+), adolescents, groups, and families in the state of Washington. I offer a therapeutic setting that prioritizes privacy, convenience, and flexibility. From the start of therapy, we will take a collaborative approach meant to fit your specific needs. We'll create a space that welcomes and validates your full experience, along with simultaneously respecting your autonomy and boundaries. In addition to supporting your struggles, I offer just as much space to help you uncover and develop your strengths.
My name is Paolo and I'm a licensed clinical psychologist providing therapy to adults, kids (10+), adolescents, groups, and families in the state of Washington. I offer a therapeutic setting that prioritizes privacy, convenience, and flexibility. From the start of therapy, we will take a collaborative approach meant to fit your specific needs. We'll create a space that welcomes and validates your full experience, along with simultaneously respecting your autonomy and boundaries. In addition to supporting your struggles, I offer just as much space to help you uncover and develop your strengths.
(253) 600-2306 View (253) 600-2306
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Mallory Mackie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Tacoma, WA 98405  (Online Only)
You may be feeling unfulfilled or overwhelmed, or maybe you are beating up on yourself with thoughts that you are a failure and to blame for where you are now. You’ve been stuck like this for some time and don’t even really know how to talk about what you are feeling & it’s hard to imagine things changing. Many of my clients are people who are ‘new’ to therapy, although they are not new to pain. Whether you have experienced neglect or abuse, are navigating major life changes or grieving a loss, or just struggling managing your emotions, I work with people who feel unworthy of love or struggle to feel compassion for themselves.
You may be feeling unfulfilled or overwhelmed, or maybe you are beating up on yourself with thoughts that you are a failure and to blame for where you are now. You’ve been stuck like this for some time and don’t even really know how to talk about what you are feeling & it’s hard to imagine things changing. Many of my clients are people who are ‘new’ to therapy, although they are not new to pain. Whether you have experienced neglect or abuse, are navigating major life changes or grieving a loss, or just struggling managing your emotions, I work with people who feel unworthy of love or struggle to feel compassion for themselves.
(253) 321-1364 View (253) 321-1364
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Jenn Parretta - Relationship And Sex Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA, ABS, ATR-P
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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Joseph Velazquez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA , LMFT
Verified
Tacoma, WA 98402  (Online Only)
Going through the motions day-after-day has covered up the real you. After all you have tried, you just can’t seem to figure it out. ​ You have spent a lot of time checking off the boxes that you thought would bring you happiness. Instead, you still feel like something important is missing. You feel like you are being pulled in too many directions at once. You focus on what isn’t working and this tends to cause your most important relationships to suffer. The turmoil in our current cultural landscape doesn’t help. The world feels like a time-bomb and it’s overwhelming. You wonder what will happen next. I can help!
Going through the motions day-after-day has covered up the real you. After all you have tried, you just can’t seem to figure it out. ​ You have spent a lot of time checking off the boxes that you thought would bring you happiness. Instead, you still feel like something important is missing. You feel like you are being pulled in too many directions at once. You focus on what isn’t working and this tends to cause your most important relationships to suffer. The turmoil in our current cultural landscape doesn’t help. The world feels like a time-bomb and it’s overwhelming. You wonder what will happen next. I can help!
(206) 350-3636 View (206) 350-3636
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Ian Callahan
Counselor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98402  (Online Only)
It’s a pleasure to meet you. I am a licensed mental health counselor in Washington State with over 25 years of experience in the behavioral health field. Change is difficult, change is scary, change is not undertaken lightly, but change is necessary, and it can be achieved. Therapy and counseling are an individualized process, and it is my responsibility to create an individualized approach that values the uniqueness of who you are. Working together we will create a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment for you to talk about that change and what that looks like for you.
It’s a pleasure to meet you. I am a licensed mental health counselor in Washington State with over 25 years of experience in the behavioral health field. Change is difficult, change is scary, change is not undertaken lightly, but change is necessary, and it can be achieved. Therapy and counseling are an individualized process, and it is my responsibility to create an individualized approach that values the uniqueness of who you are. Working together we will create a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment for you to talk about that change and what that looks like for you.
(360) 295-9132 x1 View (360) 295-9132 x1
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Kincaid Counseling Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CMHS
Verified
7 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98403
I work with young children, teens, and parents who are struggling with intense feelings and behaviors and seeking specialized, effective, and holistic therapy to learn practical skills and insight in order to enjoy a happier, healthier life. I help children & adolescents overcome anxiety, ADHD, developmental delays, and sensory issues. I also help parents learn new ways to support their child/adolescent that are specific to the needs of their child. I am very familiar with 504/IEP's and have experience advocating as well as helping create plans that increase school success.
I work with young children, teens, and parents who are struggling with intense feelings and behaviors and seeking specialized, effective, and holistic therapy to learn practical skills and insight in order to enjoy a happier, healthier life. I help children & adolescents overcome anxiety, ADHD, developmental delays, and sensory issues. I also help parents learn new ways to support their child/adolescent that are specific to the needs of their child. I am very familiar with 504/IEP's and have experience advocating as well as helping create plans that increase school success.
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Amy VanZandt
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, NCC
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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David R. Moore - - Jill Nealey-Moore
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Tacoma, WA 98402
Not accepting new clients
Utilizing evidence-based interventions, we specialize in helping individuals & couples achieve greater personal growth, manage stress, enhance relationships, and improve their overall health & well being. In addition to relieving distress and helping you break free from unwanted patterns in your relationships with self and others, we also work to help you learn new coping skills and gain greater insight into yourself to prevent future difficulties.
Utilizing evidence-based interventions, we specialize in helping individuals & couples achieve greater personal growth, manage stress, enhance relationships, and improve their overall health & well being. In addition to relieving distress and helping you break free from unwanted patterns in your relationships with self and others, we also work to help you learn new coping skills and gain greater insight into yourself to prevent future difficulties.
(253) 248-4521 View (253) 248-4521
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Shenika Williams- Ketamine Seattle Tacoma
MSN, ARNP, FNP-C
Verified
Tacoma, WA 98408
I am a medication prescriber & Ketamine treatment Provider. Exceptional care is provided to clients struggling with Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Eating Disorders, Mood Disorder, PTSD and Schizophrenia - their mental health, in need of a listening, non judgmental, empathetic, compassionate, supportive prescribing provider with whom they can build a lasting rapport with and who helps them achieve positive life experiences and outcomes. I offer Ketamine Therapy, management of chronic psychiatric and medically complex conditions with and without the utilization of medication.
I am a medication prescriber & Ketamine treatment Provider. Exceptional care is provided to clients struggling with Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Eating Disorders, Mood Disorder, PTSD and Schizophrenia - their mental health, in need of a listening, non judgmental, empathetic, compassionate, supportive prescribing provider with whom they can build a lasting rapport with and who helps them achieve positive life experiences and outcomes. I offer Ketamine Therapy, management of chronic psychiatric and medically complex conditions with and without the utilization of medication.
(253) 559-1880 View (253) 559-1880
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Angharad Hollingworth
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified
2 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98404  (Online Only)
Are you anxious? Depressed? Have you just had a baby? Or are you trying to have one? Is your child several years old and you're questioning where you went? I am committed to working with you to create a life where you are at the center. I believe therapy has the power to bring us back to ourselves and with a collaborative approach, I think I could be that therapist to help you.
Are you anxious? Depressed? Have you just had a baby? Or are you trying to have one? Is your child several years old and you're questioning where you went? I am committed to working with you to create a life where you are at the center. I believe therapy has the power to bring us back to ourselves and with a collaborative approach, I think I could be that therapist to help you.
(253) 400-1778 View (253) 400-1778

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Number of Therapists in Tacoma, WA

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Tacoma, WA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
77% Trauma and PTSD
77% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
72% Stress
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Premera
64% Regence
59% 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