Therapists in Thurston County, WA

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Fennec Clyde Oak
Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHCA, MHP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Olympia, WA 98501  (Online Only)
No one is broken. What does it mean to be you? What are your heart’s secret longings? What are the heavy parts you carry in your body and the hopes that you have yet to speak aloud? Healing is not linear. Let us explore the winding path that is you: in the memories of your past, in your experience of the present, and in the possibilities of the future. I am a transgender-identified therapist who specializes in work with LGBTQ+ people and their loved ones. In addition, I work with trauma survivors, people who have experienced othering, and people in life transitions.
No one is broken. What does it mean to be you? What are your heart’s secret longings? What are the heavy parts you carry in your body and the hopes that you have yet to speak aloud? Healing is not linear. Let us explore the winding path that is you: in the memories of your past, in your experience of the present, and in the possibilities of the future. I am a transgender-identified therapist who specializes in work with LGBTQ+ people and their loved ones. In addition, I work with trauma survivors, people who have experienced othering, and people in life transitions.
(360) 835-6707 View (360) 835-6707
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Martha Reid
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MHP
Verified Verified
Olympia, WA 98512  (Online Only)
My approach is informed by my philosophy of fundamental human goodness, studies in transpersonal psychology, family systems, Jungian psychology and Psychosynthesis theory. I provide a safe place to support clients in developing greater insight and healing. The trust and vulnerability inherent in the therapeutic relationship is foundational to our work together, and I value the strength and courage it takes to seek support. I have worked in behavioral health for over 20 years and I have found great meaning and purpose in working with people over the years, and it has reinforced my belief in human goodness and resiliency.
My approach is informed by my philosophy of fundamental human goodness, studies in transpersonal psychology, family systems, Jungian psychology and Psychosynthesis theory. I provide a safe place to support clients in developing greater insight and healing. The trust and vulnerability inherent in the therapeutic relationship is foundational to our work together, and I value the strength and courage it takes to seek support. I have worked in behavioral health for over 20 years and I have found great meaning and purpose in working with people over the years, and it has reinforced my belief in human goodness and resiliency.
(360) 499-0548 View (360) 499-0548
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Kelly Boyle Counseling Services
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Olympia, WA 98502
My ideal client is ready to contemplate change to relieve their suffering. It is a joy to see clients meet their goals of feeling better from anxiety and depression. I love to work with clients who are willing to identify their strengths and their challenges to become more connected with themselves and those who are close to them.
My ideal client is ready to contemplate change to relieve their suffering. It is a joy to see clients meet their goals of feeling better from anxiety and depression. I love to work with clients who are willing to identify their strengths and their challenges to become more connected with themselves and those who are close to them.
(360) 429-0527 View (360) 429-0527
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Ben Lucal
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
14 Endorsed
Olympia, WA 98502
My style is warm and I occasionally attempt humor. I know from personal experience that it can take courage to enter into conversations about change and I greatly respect the people I work with. In addition to a general practice, common topics I work with include: sex therapy, gender identity, cultivating satisfying relationships, life transitions, anti-oppression, stress, anger, grief, polyamory, shame, hope, acceptance, and integrity. I also counsel and consult on recovery from experiences of undue influence, coercion and exploitation, such as those common with con-artists and groups with cult-like features.
My style is warm and I occasionally attempt humor. I know from personal experience that it can take courage to enter into conversations about change and I greatly respect the people I work with. In addition to a general practice, common topics I work with include: sex therapy, gender identity, cultivating satisfying relationships, life transitions, anti-oppression, stress, anger, grief, polyamory, shame, hope, acceptance, and integrity. I also counsel and consult on recovery from experiences of undue influence, coercion and exploitation, such as those common with con-artists and groups with cult-like features.
(360) 207-1809 View (360) 207-1809
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Jessica Morris
Counselor, MA, LMHC, SUDP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lacey, WA 98503
Not accepting new clients
I help clients gain insight into their past and transform adversity into empowerment. By building an awareness of our social, societal, economic, family, spiritual, biological, and emotional factors, we often develop new, more helpful perspectives into the present and future. Are you a perfectionist who feels like an imposter? Are you numbing/avoiding your emotions with substances or vices? Do you struggle with the constant feeling that you are not good enough? Have you ever acted impulsively and then regretted your behaviors? These issues are often caused by unhelpful influences and emotional baggage that I can help you unpack.
I help clients gain insight into their past and transform adversity into empowerment. By building an awareness of our social, societal, economic, family, spiritual, biological, and emotional factors, we often develop new, more helpful perspectives into the present and future. Are you a perfectionist who feels like an imposter? Are you numbing/avoiding your emotions with substances or vices? Do you struggle with the constant feeling that you are not good enough? Have you ever acted impulsively and then regretted your behaviors? These issues are often caused by unhelpful influences and emotional baggage that I can help you unpack.
(360) 515-3226 View (360) 515-3226
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Serenity Health & Wellness
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MHP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Olympia, WA 98501
Making the decision to become well holistically is being proactive with your life encompassing the mind, body and spirit. By engaging in therapy you are taking the first step to obtaining the skills you need to reach your goals, gain useful knowledge and feel empowered. I work from a variety of treatment models, unique to each individual and situation.
Making the decision to become well holistically is being proactive with your life encompassing the mind, body and spirit. By engaging in therapy you are taking the first step to obtaining the skills you need to reach your goals, gain useful knowledge and feel empowered. I work from a variety of treatment models, unique to each individual and situation.
(360) 529-4191 View (360) 529-4191
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Jane E Morgan
Counselor, MA, CDP, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Olympia, WA 98512  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Life can bring challenges that we are unprepared to cope with. Emotional pain can be difficult and it is sometimes hard to ask for help. I strive to provide hope, support, and direction so that you may find peace. There are times when extra support and an outside view helps to gain clarity and direction. At other times, you may want a guide to help dig deeper into past issues to transform and grow. I create a comfortable environment that encourages growth and self acceptance.
Life can bring challenges that we are unprepared to cope with. Emotional pain can be difficult and it is sometimes hard to ask for help. I strive to provide hope, support, and direction so that you may find peace. There are times when extra support and an outside view helps to gain clarity and direction. At other times, you may want a guide to help dig deeper into past issues to transform and grow. I create a comfortable environment that encourages growth and self acceptance.
(360) 200-4898 View (360) 200-4898
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Valerie Waterland
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, AAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tumwater, WA 98512
No wait list, appointment in same week, urgent consultations and after hours services available. Counseling for personal and professional growth. I work with individuals, couples, families and groups to help them reconnect, restore and remove patterned behaviors. Strong attachment and trauma resolution work.
No wait list, appointment in same week, urgent consultations and after hours services available. Counseling for personal and professional growth. I work with individuals, couples, families and groups to help them reconnect, restore and remove patterned behaviors. Strong attachment and trauma resolution work.
(360) 234-3259 View (360) 234-3259
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Cindy Franklin
Counselor, MA, MHP, LMHC, CMHS, DDMHS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Olympia, WA 98502
Not accepting new clients
I support families, adults and elders in navigating difficult times more gracefully. As we rush through our busy lives, we can feel lost and disconnected from our best selves. We can even become so immersed in our negative culture that we feel a deep sense of hopelessness. We can forget that we are smart, strong, tenacious and resilient. I can help you bring a greater sense of purpose and hope into your life.
I support families, adults and elders in navigating difficult times more gracefully. As we rush through our busy lives, we can feel lost and disconnected from our best selves. We can even become so immersed in our negative culture that we feel a deep sense of hopelessness. We can forget that we are smart, strong, tenacious and resilient. I can help you bring a greater sense of purpose and hope into your life.
(360) 464-2223 View (360) 464-2223
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Lauren Duran
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lacey, WA 98503
Do you feel stuck? Have you noticed that past traumatic experiences are impacting the way you show up in the world and navigate relationships? Maybe you have noticed an increase in anxiety or depression and are starting to feel disconnected from your emotions and feelings and are noticing how these are all impacting your day to day life. Taking the first steps to attend to your whole self and explore your mental health needs and goals can be daunting. With support, empathy, and understanding it is easier to navigate challenging periods in our lives together instead of doing it alone.
Do you feel stuck? Have you noticed that past traumatic experiences are impacting the way you show up in the world and navigate relationships? Maybe you have noticed an increase in anxiety or depression and are starting to feel disconnected from your emotions and feelings and are noticing how these are all impacting your day to day life. Taking the first steps to attend to your whole self and explore your mental health needs and goals can be daunting. With support, empathy, and understanding it is easier to navigate challenging periods in our lives together instead of doing it alone.
(253) 993-1149 View (253) 993-1149
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Heather Lee Taylor-Zimmerman
PhD
Verified Verified
Tumwater, WA 98512
I am passionate about helping clients heal and transform through an eco-art therapeutic approach that combines art, nature and play. Working and playing in a natural setting, I offer a variety of mediums to encourage growth, both indoors and out. This allows an emergent and imaginative approach to therapy that adapts to fit the unique needs of each individual, couple, family and group. Moving from sand tray to clay, collage to art journaling, clients can walk outdoors on paths that meander past waterways and through old growth forests. With labyrinths, meditative walks and an enormous sound chamber, I offer many creative outlets.
I am passionate about helping clients heal and transform through an eco-art therapeutic approach that combines art, nature and play. Working and playing in a natural setting, I offer a variety of mediums to encourage growth, both indoors and out. This allows an emergent and imaginative approach to therapy that adapts to fit the unique needs of each individual, couple, family and group. Moving from sand tray to clay, collage to art journaling, clients can walk outdoors on paths that meander past waterways and through old growth forests. With labyrinths, meditative walks and an enormous sound chamber, I offer many creative outlets.
(360) 926-7245 View (360) 926-7245
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Heidi Pottle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lacey, WA 98503  (Online Only)
My clients often feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, have high expectations, and don’t want to burden others. As a result, they sometimes have a hard time not only accepting help but asking for help too. I specialize in stress management, anxiety, moderate/mild depression and relationships. I do a lot of work around negative self talk, self-esteem/worth, assertiveness, self care and boundary setting. For individuals, I start by completing a biopsychosocial assessment, so I can learn about you on multiple levels and better understand your subjective experience. We then move on to setting treatment goals and begin therapy.
My clients often feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, have high expectations, and don’t want to burden others. As a result, they sometimes have a hard time not only accepting help but asking for help too. I specialize in stress management, anxiety, moderate/mild depression and relationships. I do a lot of work around negative self talk, self-esteem/worth, assertiveness, self care and boundary setting. For individuals, I start by completing a biopsychosocial assessment, so I can learn about you on multiple levels and better understand your subjective experience. We then move on to setting treatment goals and begin therapy.
(360) 858-8250 View (360) 858-8250
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Indira Melgarejo
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Olympia, WA 98506
I help parents and caregivers seeking a better relationship with their 3 to 12-year-old children. While working to help children learn to manage their emotions, I include parents/caregivers to help them understand their child's behaviors. Understanding why your child behaves in a certain way will allow you to respond to them in a more attuned, empathetic, and responsive way.
I help parents and caregivers seeking a better relationship with their 3 to 12-year-old children. While working to help children learn to manage their emotions, I include parents/caregivers to help them understand their child's behaviors. Understanding why your child behaves in a certain way will allow you to respond to them in a more attuned, empathetic, and responsive way.
(360) 209-2903 View (360) 209-2903
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Bobbi Ashley
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Olympia, WA 98501  (Online Only)
This profile is managed by Cerebral. To get connected with Alex and directly schedule, please click the "my website" button! Bobbi has earned her degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Kent State University. She has experience in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy and Narrative Therapy. To see if you are eligible for insurance coverage, please use your phone's camera app to scan the QR code located below:
This profile is managed by Cerebral. To get connected with Alex and directly schedule, please click the "my website" button! Bobbi has earned her degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Kent State University. She has experience in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy and Narrative Therapy. To see if you are eligible for insurance coverage, please use your phone's camera app to scan the QR code located below:
(360) 854-3725 View (360) 854-3725
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Laura M Akhavan, MA, CDP, LMHC, LLC
Counselor, MA, CDP, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lacey, WA 98516  (Online Only)
We have the inner wisdom needed to reach our highest potential. I work with the whole person, body, mind, spirit, in the context of individual experience, family, and community. Clients may withdraw or use substances as a response to trauma, experiencing addiction, depression or anxiety, as a coping mechanism. Clients are the experts of their own experience, and I facilitate the process of change to meet their needs more effectively. Through collaborative work with varied theoretical approaches, I meet clients where they are, develop goals and work through the process of small steps to make changes that shift the outcomes.
We have the inner wisdom needed to reach our highest potential. I work with the whole person, body, mind, spirit, in the context of individual experience, family, and community. Clients may withdraw or use substances as a response to trauma, experiencing addiction, depression or anxiety, as a coping mechanism. Clients are the experts of their own experience, and I facilitate the process of change to meet their needs more effectively. Through collaborative work with varied theoretical approaches, I meet clients where they are, develop goals and work through the process of small steps to make changes that shift the outcomes.
(360) 347-2578 View (360) 347-2578
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Robert Perretz-Rosales, MA, LMHC
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Olympia, WA 98506
All I care about is that the people I work with are sincerely looking for some kind of change. It's my responsibility to help that happen.
All I care about is that the people I work with are sincerely looking for some kind of change. It's my responsibility to help that happen.
(360) 474-7993 View (360) 474-7993
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Robyn Fuse
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Olympia, WA 98506  (Online Only)
We all need support sometimes. As your therapist I will get to know who you are, not just who you've been taught to be. I believe that when people feel safe enough, they naturally relax into their more authentic self from which they access their own creative solutions to life’s challenges. This requires a comfortable, relaxing environment, in which you feel safe, accepted, seen, and heard as you are. My style is to connect with my clients as a human being, as genuinely as possible, accepting and allowing who you, as is, are so you can develop the confidence and self-acceptance to slowly build a healthier relationship with yourself.
We all need support sometimes. As your therapist I will get to know who you are, not just who you've been taught to be. I believe that when people feel safe enough, they naturally relax into their more authentic self from which they access their own creative solutions to life’s challenges. This requires a comfortable, relaxing environment, in which you feel safe, accepted, seen, and heard as you are. My style is to connect with my clients as a human being, as genuinely as possible, accepting and allowing who you, as is, are so you can develop the confidence and self-acceptance to slowly build a healthier relationship with yourself.
(253) 220-7312 View (253) 220-7312
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Erika Laurentz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MPsych, LMFTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Olympia, WA 98506  (Online Only)
Therapy takes many forms. Sometimes, it is quick and transformational. Sometimes, it’s slow and gentle, so as not to overwhelm your nervous system. Together, we will craft an approach that work best for you. I have extensive training in trauma therapy, couples therapy, hypnotherapy, and Shamanic Healing. Although Shamanic Healing is typically outside of the scope of behavioral health, I use my training to work with metaphor, which is the language our limbic brains understand best. And, my experiences in Shamanic Healing inform my work in transpersonal therapy.
Therapy takes many forms. Sometimes, it is quick and transformational. Sometimes, it’s slow and gentle, so as not to overwhelm your nervous system. Together, we will craft an approach that work best for you. I have extensive training in trauma therapy, couples therapy, hypnotherapy, and Shamanic Healing. Although Shamanic Healing is typically outside of the scope of behavioral health, I use my training to work with metaphor, which is the language our limbic brains understand best. And, my experiences in Shamanic Healing inform my work in transpersonal therapy.
(844) 571-5035 View (844) 571-5035
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Joel A Swan
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Olympia, WA 98502
I seek to provide the opportunity and support for healthy change, personal growth and healing. Together we will identify specific areas in your life you would like to explore, and then create a plan to work towards positive, lasting change. I will also help you build skills to manage your current stress and better handle current and future challenges.
I seek to provide the opportunity and support for healthy change, personal growth and healing. Together we will identify specific areas in your life you would like to explore, and then create a plan to work towards positive, lasting change. I will also help you build skills to manage your current stress and better handle current and future challenges.
(253) 300-0527 View (253) 300-0527
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Real Heal, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Lacey, WA 98503
We all experience challenges throughout our lives. My person-centered approach gives you the opportunity to discuss what is meaningful to you. I support adults who wish to build confidence, renew self-esteem, and develop the practical skills and resources necessary to heal from the pain of traumatic and adverse life experiences. My fourteen years of experience supporting people who are challenged by health issues, family issues, and grief and loss has given me a wealth of diverse knowledge. I help people find relief and heal from anxiety, depression, phobias and negative core beliefs.
We all experience challenges throughout our lives. My person-centered approach gives you the opportunity to discuss what is meaningful to you. I support adults who wish to build confidence, renew self-esteem, and develop the practical skills and resources necessary to heal from the pain of traumatic and adverse life experiences. My fourteen years of experience supporting people who are challenged by health issues, family issues, and grief and loss has given me a wealth of diverse knowledge. I help people find relief and heal from anxiety, depression, phobias and negative core beliefs.
(360) 284-1667 View (360) 284-1667

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Number of Therapists in Thurston County, WA

500+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Thurston County, WA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
78% Trauma and PTSD
75% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
71% Stress
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Premera
68% Regence
62% Aetna

How Therapists in Thurston County, WA see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
19% Male
7% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Thurston County?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.