Therapists in Whatcom County, WA

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Photo of Ken Sturtz, MA, LMHC, Counselor
Ken Sturtz
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
Not accepting new clients
I help individuals create meaningful change in their lives by providing the relationship, container, and opportunities for clients to heal through trauma, anxiety, and depression. In doing so clients are able to live more full, authentic, and genuine lives free from the past and grounded in the present. I enjoy working with adults who are dealing with or have experienced trauma, loss, oppression (internal and external), sexual identity, anxiety, and depression.
I help individuals create meaningful change in their lives by providing the relationship, container, and opportunities for clients to heal through trauma, anxiety, and depression. In doing so clients are able to live more full, authentic, and genuine lives free from the past and grounded in the present. I enjoy working with adults who are dealing with or have experienced trauma, loss, oppression (internal and external), sexual identity, anxiety, and depression.
(206) 922-4607 View (206) 922-4607
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Shawn Hofing
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Lynden, WA 98264
Not accepting new clients
Stories unfold, and so do our lives. Grappling with the normal questions and challenges of being human can, at times, become overwhelming. Storyline Counseling and Wellness is here to help you on your journey. I provide compassionate counseling to help you feel more alive, more aware, more engaged, and more at home in your own story.
Stories unfold, and so do our lives. Grappling with the normal questions and challenges of being human can, at times, become overwhelming. Storyline Counseling and Wellness is here to help you on your journey. I provide compassionate counseling to help you feel more alive, more aware, more engaged, and more at home in your own story.
(360) 685-8114 View (360) 685-8114
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Alisa Westover
Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
Currently accepting new clients. Therapy can be a vulnerable thing to ask for and difficult to find someone who is a good fit for you. I think having a counseling relationship where you feel safe to express yourself and feel understood by your therapist is so important. I have the utmost respect for those who find courage to share their pain and struggles with another.
Currently accepting new clients. Therapy can be a vulnerable thing to ask for and difficult to find someone who is a good fit for you. I think having a counseling relationship where you feel safe to express yourself and feel understood by your therapist is so important. I have the utmost respect for those who find courage to share their pain and struggles with another.
(360) 788-4600 View (360) 788-4600
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Katrina Heinz-Query
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98229
Whether you’re looking to heal wounds, understand your role in the world, or develop practices to support a lifetime of wellbeing, I offer a non-judgemental space to explore what it means to be you in a complex world. We will not only examine the broader systems and dynamics that have informed your life story, but work together to explore your sense of self, obtain clarity about how you got here, and develop a pathway to healing and acceptance. Drawing from research on neuroscience and mindfulness, I will help you increase attunement with your body and its unique safety signals.
Whether you’re looking to heal wounds, understand your role in the world, or develop practices to support a lifetime of wellbeing, I offer a non-judgemental space to explore what it means to be you in a complex world. We will not only examine the broader systems and dynamics that have informed your life story, but work together to explore your sense of self, obtain clarity about how you got here, and develop a pathway to healing and acceptance. Drawing from research on neuroscience and mindfulness, I will help you increase attunement with your body and its unique safety signals.
(360) 230-1245 View (360) 230-1245
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Rachel Coats
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98225  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients. Developing compassion for ourselves is a gateway for healing and stepping into authentic power. In a world where trauma, disconnection, and oppressive systems can shape our reality, I seek to support clients in their journey of actualizing the truth and profound potential that is in their core Self. In our work together we will explore what is wanting to transform and how to develop a more compassionate way of honoring yourself and your story. My approach is nonjudgmental and heart-centered. I seek to create a space where it is safe for you to be real, speak your truth, and be seen.
Accepting new clients. Developing compassion for ourselves is a gateway for healing and stepping into authentic power. In a world where trauma, disconnection, and oppressive systems can shape our reality, I seek to support clients in their journey of actualizing the truth and profound potential that is in their core Self. In our work together we will explore what is wanting to transform and how to develop a more compassionate way of honoring yourself and your story. My approach is nonjudgmental and heart-centered. I seek to create a space where it is safe for you to be real, speak your truth, and be seen.
(360) 967-0452 View (360) 967-0452
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Jeremy Moot (Doors Open Therapy)
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98226
I love working with both individuals and couples and in either case take the approach of discussing what it means to walk through this world in relation to others. Whether that's a committed relationship to a loved one or the relationship you've developed with a casual co-worker or the relationship you have with your parents or the relationship you have with yourself (how you view and think of yourself); all of these carry deep complexity. And all relationships take work. Finding someone who can help you navigate why you feel stuck in these relationships sometimes, can be relieving, healing, and even life altering.
I love working with both individuals and couples and in either case take the approach of discussing what it means to walk through this world in relation to others. Whether that's a committed relationship to a loved one or the relationship you've developed with a casual co-worker or the relationship you have with your parents or the relationship you have with yourself (how you view and think of yourself); all of these carry deep complexity. And all relationships take work. Finding someone who can help you navigate why you feel stuck in these relationships sometimes, can be relieving, healing, and even life altering.
(360) 390-1151 View (360) 390-1151
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Penny L Hougland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, QCSW
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
Not accepting new clients
I work with adults, couples, and families who are facing a wide range of issues, such as depression, trauma, anxiety, grief, relationship difficulty and the effects of major life transitions. My counseling approach focuses on assisting clients to develop healthy relationships, to work through individual, couple, and intergenerational trauma, and to understand unknown aspects of the self. We work together for you to develop greater insight, self-understanding, and healing, helping to build a vital sense of consciousness, authenticity, and meaning.
I work with adults, couples, and families who are facing a wide range of issues, such as depression, trauma, anxiety, grief, relationship difficulty and the effects of major life transitions. My counseling approach focuses on assisting clients to develop healthy relationships, to work through individual, couple, and intergenerational trauma, and to understand unknown aspects of the self. We work together for you to develop greater insight, self-understanding, and healing, helping to build a vital sense of consciousness, authenticity, and meaning.
(360) 707-4681 View (360) 707-4681
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Laura Andrich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98229
Not accepting new clients
Hi, I'm Laura. I'm a licensed independent clinical social worker who provides treatment for anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive behavior, depression, life transitions, and more. Whether online or in-person, each of my clients are met with an empathic and non-judgmental approach. As a provider, I recognize the isolation and debilitation that comes with experiencing a mental illness. Thus, I aim to acknowledge, validate, and advocate for the experiences of each client. I provide individual counseling that focuses on the whole person. My approach is to consider all aspects of a person's life in the healing process.
Hi, I'm Laura. I'm a licensed independent clinical social worker who provides treatment for anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive behavior, depression, life transitions, and more. Whether online or in-person, each of my clients are met with an empathic and non-judgmental approach. As a provider, I recognize the isolation and debilitation that comes with experiencing a mental illness. Thus, I aim to acknowledge, validate, and advocate for the experiences of each client. I provide individual counseling that focuses on the whole person. My approach is to consider all aspects of a person's life in the healing process.
(360) 300-5279 View (360) 300-5279
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Elizabeth Abbott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98225  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! Few things are worse than feeling stuck and struggling when it seems like everyone else has it all figured out. Life is complex and it's often hard to handle the situations we face each day. You have the right to heal and find hope! No matter what the challenges or life transitions you are currently facing, no one should have to go through it alone. I'd like to support you with the care, compassion, and empathy you deserve.
Accepting new clients! Few things are worse than feeling stuck and struggling when it seems like everyone else has it all figured out. Life is complex and it's often hard to handle the situations we face each day. You have the right to heal and find hope! No matter what the challenges or life transitions you are currently facing, no one should have to go through it alone. I'd like to support you with the care, compassion, and empathy you deserve.
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Dr. Jennifer Bayer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ferndale, WA 98248
It takes so much courage to search for a therapist and reach out for help. Just by looking at this website, you are already taking steps towards something better. You can stop automatically reacting to thoughts, feelings, and sensations in ways that seem to only make things worse, like shutting down or exploding. Together, we can make space for tough feelings and discover how to live with meaning, purpose, and intentional action. I specialize in treating mood disorders, chronic pain, health issues and SSRDs, stress management (including professional and/or parenting stress), and prolonged grief disorder.
It takes so much courage to search for a therapist and reach out for help. Just by looking at this website, you are already taking steps towards something better. You can stop automatically reacting to thoughts, feelings, and sensations in ways that seem to only make things worse, like shutting down or exploding. Together, we can make space for tough feelings and discover how to live with meaning, purpose, and intentional action. I specialize in treating mood disorders, chronic pain, health issues and SSRDs, stress management (including professional and/or parenting stress), and prolonged grief disorder.
(360) 295-9633 View (360) 295-9633
Photo of Aaron Williams, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Aaron Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98226
I specialize in working with children and teens ages 2-18 for defiance, trauma, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, child abuse, grief and loss and life adjustments. I provide highly effective research based counseling in a warm and inviting environment. I offer practical strategies and activities to help children, teens and families meet their goals and improve their lives. Modalities used include Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Triple P Parenting, Play Therapy, and Therapeutic Art Activities.
I specialize in working with children and teens ages 2-18 for defiance, trauma, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, child abuse, grief and loss and life adjustments. I provide highly effective research based counseling in a warm and inviting environment. I offer practical strategies and activities to help children, teens and families meet their goals and improve their lives. Modalities used include Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Triple P Parenting, Play Therapy, and Therapeutic Art Activities.
(360) 800-2258 View (360) 800-2258
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Kristyn Than Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98229
Not accepting new clients
I believe with a safe space and relationship that healing and change are possible. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and work with individuals and families dealing with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, relational struggles, transitions and grief. I counsel all ages and specialize in children and teens who have experienced trauma. I have extensive training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am also trained in and utilize EMDR. I do believe a good fit is important and welcome the opportunity to help you recognize your strengths and meet your goals.
I believe with a safe space and relationship that healing and change are possible. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and work with individuals and families dealing with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, relational struggles, transitions and grief. I counsel all ages and specialize in children and teens who have experienced trauma. I have extensive training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am also trained in and utilize EMDR. I do believe a good fit is important and welcome the opportunity to help you recognize your strengths and meet your goals.
(360) 526-0284 View (360) 526-0284
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Katie Miller
Counselor, LMHC, CN
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98229  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm glad you're here. Navigating eating and having a body in this world is really tough. Are you feeling overwhelmed by the endless messages about what you’re ‘supposed’ to eat? Are you tired of trying to make diets work and feeling defeated? You’re not alone if you’re feeling anxious about starting this work in therapy. My goal is to provide a supportive space to help you tune into the wisdom your body already holds to find a more peaceful relationship with food and your body. We’ll work together to explore a practice of self-awareness, compassion, and connection to both yourself and your body.
Welcome! I'm glad you're here. Navigating eating and having a body in this world is really tough. Are you feeling overwhelmed by the endless messages about what you’re ‘supposed’ to eat? Are you tired of trying to make diets work and feeling defeated? You’re not alone if you’re feeling anxious about starting this work in therapy. My goal is to provide a supportive space to help you tune into the wisdom your body already holds to find a more peaceful relationship with food and your body. We’ll work together to explore a practice of self-awareness, compassion, and connection to both yourself and your body.
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Greg Arnold
Counselor, PsyD, LMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98226  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy is a gift. Its power is rooted in our ancestry, biology, and deep capacities to relate to one another. It isn't something scientists devised in a laboratory. It's a natural process we each have the right to enjoy by simple virtue of being human.
Therapy is a gift. Its power is rooted in our ancestry, biology, and deep capacities to relate to one another. It isn't something scientists devised in a laboratory. It's a natural process we each have the right to enjoy by simple virtue of being human.
(360) 203-6953 View (360) 203-6953
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Sheree Campbell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
You’ve felt different from others most of your life. You’re tired of being told you are too sensitive. You feel too much. You require so much more alone time and downtime than most people. You have struggled to fit in, trying to please others, but this has sometimes caused you to feel deeply hurt. It’s exhausting and lonely being the person others often seek for support without reciprocating. You’re an old soul and you see the world differently. But the world seems so unkind in return. You’ve given so much and worked so hard but continue to feel unseen by those you care about. I see you.
You’ve felt different from others most of your life. You’re tired of being told you are too sensitive. You feel too much. You require so much more alone time and downtime than most people. You have struggled to fit in, trying to please others, but this has sometimes caused you to feel deeply hurt. It’s exhausting and lonely being the person others often seek for support without reciprocating. You’re an old soul and you see the world differently. But the world seems so unkind in return. You’ve given so much and worked so hard but continue to feel unseen by those you care about. I see you.
(360) 732-8412 View (360) 732-8412
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Erin Antenen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98225
Not accepting new clients
Sorry- I'm not accepting new clients at this time. I provide supportive, strengths-based therapy for women and and gender-diverse clients. I know you are the expert on your own life and I view therapy as a collaborative process to deepen your self-understanding. I incorporate elements of many types of therapy including humanistic, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioral techniques to help you explore relational patterns, understand connections between your thoughts and feelings, learn new coping skills, and increase your self-awareness and self-compassion.
Sorry- I'm not accepting new clients at this time. I provide supportive, strengths-based therapy for women and and gender-diverse clients. I know you are the expert on your own life and I view therapy as a collaborative process to deepen your self-understanding. I incorporate elements of many types of therapy including humanistic, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioral techniques to help you explore relational patterns, understand connections between your thoughts and feelings, learn new coping skills, and increase your self-awareness and self-compassion.
(360) 900-1746 View (360) 900-1746
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Dr. Tammy Hargett
Counselor, DBH, MS, LMHCA, SUDPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98225  (Online Only)
You matter, your mental health matters. I approach every client with an open mind and ready to help think outside the box. I believe the whole person matters, not just placing one piece of the puzzle in the correct spot. To truly understand oneself is to find a proper place for all the puzzle pieces to create a beautiful picture.
You matter, your mental health matters. I approach every client with an open mind and ready to help think outside the box. I believe the whole person matters, not just placing one piece of the puzzle in the correct spot. To truly understand oneself is to find a proper place for all the puzzle pieces to create a beautiful picture.
(360) 218-0313 View (360) 218-0313
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Hagit Shekel
Mental Health Counselor Associate, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98227  (Online Only)
If you are feeling frustrated with past or current relationship that has negative impact you wish to avoid, I invite you to a journey to better understand your perception and how it causes you to behave in a certain way. A journey that will help you realize your full potential and strengthen your relationship with yourself and others.
If you are feeling frustrated with past or current relationship that has negative impact you wish to avoid, I invite you to a journey to better understand your perception and how it causes you to behave in a certain way. A journey that will help you realize your full potential and strengthen your relationship with yourself and others.
(206) 589-5760 View (206) 589-5760
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Rachelle Olson
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225  (Online Only)
I work with individuals ages 13 & up. My areas of interest include anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, grief, body image issues, shame issues, identity development, parenting techniques, self-care skills, life transitions, relationship issues, and developing self-love/self-compassion.
I work with individuals ages 13 & up. My areas of interest include anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, grief, body image issues, shame issues, identity development, parenting techniques, self-care skills, life transitions, relationship issues, and developing self-love/self-compassion.
(360) 776-7517 View (360) 776-7517
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Matt Meyer
Counselor, MC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
I Am Currently Accepting New Clients. It can be hard to find the right counselor! Where does one begin? I have helped hundreds of clients overcome depression, anxiety, trauma, and a variety of complex issues in a private practice setting for over a decade. I appreciate authentic and honest clients that are interested in a safe space to do the hard work to change their life. Therapy is always designed to get you to your goal.
I Am Currently Accepting New Clients. It can be hard to find the right counselor! Where does one begin? I have helped hundreds of clients overcome depression, anxiety, trauma, and a variety of complex issues in a private practice setting for over a decade. I appreciate authentic and honest clients that are interested in a safe space to do the hard work to change their life. Therapy is always designed to get you to your goal.
(360) 205-2175 View (360) 205-2175
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Number of Therapists in Whatcom County, WA

600+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Whatcom County, WA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
76% Trauma and PTSD
75% Stress
70% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Premera
64% Aetna
61% Regence

How Therapists in Whatcom County, WA see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
17% Male
5% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Whatcom 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.