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Kirkland Mental Health Counselors

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Nancy Haver Counseling
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Claire S.
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I've been to several counselors over the years, Nancy exceeded my expectations. She's no bullshit but also very warm, makes you feel comfortable right away, knows how to mediate a conversation, and is very flexible with scheduling. She's easy going, but also seriously committed to helping. She's pretty great. Go see her.

Heart of Man Coaching
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Andrew G.
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Robert, I just wanted to thank you for your insightful guidance regarding the work related crisis I was enduring. Your calm and sensitive perspective and alternate way of looking at the situation helped me to clarify my thinking and cut through the mental noise and negative emotions that were clouding my brain. I've since resolved many of those issues and was able to formulate a path forward free of the angst that was paralyzing me. You're the best!! I know who to call if I need to in the future! Thanks again!!

Vitman Counseling LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Heather D. K.
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I have had the privilege of working professionally and personally with Spomenka Vitman at Vitman Counseling LLC for the past year. Spomenka is unique in that she is able to effectively communicate with all types of clients ranging in age, gender and cultural backrounds. Spomenka is passionate about and effective in teaching communication skills between men and women and teaching her clients mindfulness, which can greatly affect how someone handles stress or anxiety in their day-to-day lives. I have witnessed the positive effects of referring clients to Spomenka, and over time have seen patients blossom and let go of old trauma that had been holding them back. Mutual patients have reported that after a session with Spomenka they have an overall sense of relief, knowing that they now have tools to help guide them through stressful situations. These same patients also comment that there is no comparison between Spomenka and other practitioners they have experienced. Personally, I have enlisted Spomenka’s expertise on parenting skills. Those of you with children know that they do not come with handbooks, and she is a wonderful resource for offering new suggestions on how to handle tricky situations so that you and your child walk away with positive outcomes. Spomenka is a compassionate, caring, empathetic, and highly skilled mental health counselor and I highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve his or her life. Heather Kettner LAc/ EAMP Kirkland Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine

  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Dave T.
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Kirstin is very professional, and comfortable to work with. She has helped me a great deal.

Zane Behnke Counseling
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Elizabeth S.
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Zane has been a great asset for my partner and I. Through his services, we feel better able to combat the hard issues of marriage--together. I would recommend him to anyone for relationship counseling, or premartial counseling.

Tracey G.
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I have found Peggy to be a deeply insightful therapist and wise far behind her years. Her dedicated and compassionate presence allows those she works with to enter into their struggles knowing they are deeply valued and cared for.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ju Helen W.
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Bahareh is helpful allowing me to talk out loud, and thereby understand or disentangle my thoughts and feelings. This is especially important, when a person has been under significant amount stress, pain and confusion, trying to dismantle and figure out the chaos in one's life during an abuse. She also works with other professionals to provide the necessary steps to achieve my emotional and mental wellbeing.

Embrace Hope Counseling
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mary B.
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Taitiana is a great counselor - she has a way of getting directly to the heart of the matter. She is also very personable!

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I am a licensed mental health counselor in Washington State and have extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and adolescents. I specialize working with those experiencing anxiety, depression, loneliness, trauma, nightmares, relationship issues, and difficult life transitions. My work with couples focuses on the issues they each present, how they would like things to change and grow, and the three of us working collaboratively toward effective and lasting change. Common issues couples bring to therapy include communication problems, feelings of disconnection, intimacy, parenting, infidelity and differences in dreams or hopes for the future. My approach to therapy is integrated and flexible. I utilize a number of therapeutic modalities including relational, psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive and family systems theory. Together, we will work to develop an approach that best suits your unique qualities and the issues you bring. As your therapist, my goal is to create a safe and supportive environment that fosters trust, respect and open communication. I welcome you to visit my website to learn more about me, my approach and how I can address your specific needs.

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Relationship troubles? Communication problems? Stress? Anxiety? Depression? Anger? Career change? Life transitions? Grief? Loss? I offer a free initial face-to-face consultation to see if we will work well together. The decision to engage in psychotherapy and counseling can be a difficult one. Choosing the right therapist for you can be even more challenging. My therapeutic style and approach to counseling provides a safe, warm, and comfortable environment to explore and pursue solutions to the many challenges and roadblocks in life, as well as provide input and support that, when combined, moves you forward to better mental health and happiness. I work with individuals and couples that are motivated to establish deep connections and improve communication within their circle of influence. This includes improving relationships with a spouse, family member, child, boss, co-worker, etc. We will explore behaviors that block intimacy and explore maladaptive patterns that result in psychological distress. I also work well with individuals and couples that are navigating difficult transitions in life. Often, difficult transitions can aid in developing stress, anxiety and/or depression that can be tough to overcome alone. My office is located at Ellis Chiropractic in downtown Puyallup, Washington.

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We are a private practice that provides mental health services, such as counseling and psychotherapy for problems of depression and anxiety. We are an addiction counseling and family intervention specialist for drug abuse crisis prevention.

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I am a mental health counselor who works with children, adolescents and adults. I have over 20 years of experience. I provide in-home services.

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I work with individuals, families and adolescents struggling against anxiety. I specialize in both long-term chronic anxiety, as well as stress, or overwhelm from a specific event or transition (e.g. grief and loss, pregnancy, change of job/career). I believe that spending time with a present, empathetic and compassionate other is a basic human need. As a therapist, I know both how important this need is, and how underfed it can become. Naturally, we attempt to meet this need with friends and family; however, even when surrounded by loved ones, we may find ourselves desiring of something more. This is where finding a counselor suited to you and your personal style can be a good investment of time and energy. Practically, I avoid the rigidity of diagnosis. My job is to see my clients through their masks, and create an experience of authentic connection to cultivate healing and change. I also often use humor in my counseling, but have discovered this is difficult to communicate on a website without sounding disingenuous. (Trust me though; I'm funny!) Educationally, my background balances research-driven and scientifically minded psychology with a holistic, systemic, and presence-based approach to counseling. As I weave this history together, a session may include both a mindfulness-based meditation and a brief educational offering about the brain. If this sounds like something you might be interested in, contact me to arrange a consultation. Our first session together (50 minutes) will be free!

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A compassionate mental health counseling and holistic nutrition education will help your family be healthy and happy, and treating both physical and mental health allows for whole person and whole family care. With over a decade of experience in health counseling, graduate education in nutrition and health psychology, and specialized training in yoga and pregnancy/postpartum periods, Nurture Nutrition & Counseling can provide you with an individualized approach to care that will help see you through life's challenges. Services: - Individual and family mental health counseling - Nutrition education and counseling - Mindfulness approaches to nutrition and counseling - Groups and classes - Grocery store tours and pantry cleanouts - Cooking lessons Specialties: - Pregnancy and postpartum nutrition and counseling - Grief, loss, transition, and trauma in motherhood - Family nutrition - ADD/ADHD nutrition and counseling - Food allergies - Picky eaters - Depression and anxiety in children and adolescents - Mother-daughter relationships - Eating disorders and body image concerns - Health at every size - Mindful rating and intuitive eating - Weight concerns in children, adolescents, and adults

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Your whole world and outlook in life will change when you have good mental health. I am an art therapist and mental health counselor practicing in South King County. I am trained in and utilize art therapy, play therapy and talk therapy in individual, couples and family sessions. I specialize in treating children and teens. I have over 10 years of experience treating people with PTSD, depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, trauma, divorce and other life stressors. Amanda S. Everly, M.A. Licensed Metal Health Counselor Associate #MC60167594 Location: Renton, WA

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I offer traditional in office individual, couples and family counseling. My office is centrally located in downtown Puyallup, within walking distance of the sounder train, and has free parking. I also offer support for expectant and new moms, postpartum support groups, parent coaching, and other services designed to help families and parents. Clients have said they appreciate my straightforward style and easygoing nature. I try to cultivate an atmosphere that is comfortable and conducive to good therapeutic work. I rely heavily on techniques that have been shown to produce good results for clients' experiencing depression, anxiety and other relationship issues. I received my Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University. Please visit my website for more information.

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I am a licensed mental health counselor. I have more than 15 years of experience providing compassionate counseling services for people who are struggling to find a deeper meaning in their lives. Common themes include: relationships, trauma, depression, anxiety, life adjustments and transitions, and addictions.

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Welcome to high-quality therapeutic support! We are a counseling group consisting of many different specialties, and located in different Seattle areas. On top of that, we set our fees to be affordable and accessible. Visit our website for more information. You'll find us to be professional and passionate about helping our clients towards their goals.

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I offer personal training, coaching and counseling services. I am located in West Seattle but I will travel to you. You can work on one goal or have several goals. The key is to become the best you can be and feel good about yourself.

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Regardless of your present issue, I possess common themes in my therapeutic approach which help you: - Gain awareness into the experiences that have shaped you - Address how fear keeps you from moving forward - Develop healthy coping mechanisms - Find balance within your relationships with others and yourself - Create and maintain healthy boundaries with those around you - Exude an energy of passion, security, and genuineness that attracts a life full of love, health, and fun

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a psychologist?

A psychologist is a professionally trained mental health professional who helps patients navigate challenging life situations or mental health issues. To become a psychologist you must earn a doctoral degree; qualifying degrees include a Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. To actively practice, a psychologist must be licensed in their state and maintain good standing. Psychologists are trained to administer tests that can evaluate a patient’s cognitive strength and weaknesses, intellectual skills, vocational aptitude and preference, personality characteristics, and neuropsychological functioning, explains the American Psychological Association (APA).

A psychologist meets with patients in an office and may work with a variety of methods, depending on patient need, such as cognitive, behavioral or interpersonal.  According to the APA, common reasons a person may visit a psychologist include:

  • Dealing with depression, anger or anxiety over a long period of time.
  • Help with a chronic condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health.
  • Help with grieving and other abrupt transitions.
  • Overcoming addictions.
  • Managing chronic illness.
  • Breaking old and harmful patterns of thinking or behavior.

What are the types of psychologists?

Psychologists are healthcare professionals who use scientific methods to understand the relationships between the brain, environment and behavior. Psychologists may focus on research — studying how the brain and various environments drive behaviors to better understand the issues that trouble patients and society as a whole — or they may focus on practice — interacting with people using therapeutic methods. The American Psychological Association shares some of the more prevalent types of psychologists:

  • Clinical psychologists assess and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
  • Cognitive and perceptual psychologists study human perception, thinking and memory.
  • Community psychologists work to strengthen the abilities of communities, settings, organizations and broader social systems to meet people’s needs — such as improving support for victims of natural disasters, or working to improve health policies.
  • Counseling psychologists help people understand and take action on everyday issues, career and work problems, and serious adversity.
  • Developmental psychologists study the psychological development of the human being throughout life.
  • Educational psychologists concentrate on how effective teaching and learning take place.
  • Engineering psychologists conduct research on how people work best with machines.
  • Environmental psychologists study the dynamics of how people interact with their environments.
  • Evolutionary psychologists study how evolutionary principles such as mutation, adaptation and selective fitness influence human thought, feeling and behavior.
  • Experimental psychologists study cognitive processes, comparative psychology (cross-species comparisons), and learning and conditioning.
  • Forensic psychologists apply psychological principles to legal issues.
  • Health psychologists specialize in how biological, psychological and social factors affect health and illness.
  • Industrial/organizational psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace to improve productivity, health and the quality of work life.
  • Neuropsychologists and behavioral neuropsychologists explore the relationships between brain systems and behavior.
  • Quantitative and measurement psychologists focus on methods and techniques for designing experiments and analyzing psychological data.
  • Rehabilitation psychologists work with stroke and accident victims, people with mental disabilities, and those with developmental disabilities caused by such conditions as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.
  • School psychologists assess and counsel students, consult with parents and school staff, and conduct behavioral interventions when appropriate.
  • Social psychologists study how a person’s mental life and behavior are shaped by interactions with other people.
  • Sport psychologists help athletes refine their focus on competition goals, become more motivated, and learn to deal with anxiety and fear of failure around competition.

How much do therapists cost?

If you are experiencing a challenging time, have mental health difficulties, or just want professional guidance as you move through life, a therapist can provide relief, tools and structure. The national average cost for a therapist is $80-$100 per hour, although prices may be higher or lower depending on geographic location and the experience and training of the therapist.

Psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed therapists are all health professionals who offer various modalities of therapy. Ask questions about the type of therapy they specialize in (such as cognitive or behavioral, etc.) and their area of expertise (such as grief, anxiety, body image disorders, etc.) to help you find the right fit for your needs. Therapy sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long.  The patient usually meets with the therapist in their office; sessions may also be held remotely (via Skype, etc.) or in a clinical setting. Psychologists, psychiatrists and other therapists who have earned advanced degrees will typically charge higher rates than other licensed therapists. Depending on your diagnosis, your health insurance may cover your therapy costs.

Can a clinical psychologist write prescriptions?

To be able to write a prescription, a clinical psychologist must practice in a state that permits them to do so, and must either have a master’s degree in psychopharmacology or have completed the required advanced training program. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), five states currently permit psychologists to write prescriptions: Idaho, New Mexico, Illinois, Iowa and Louisiana. Many psychologists who are not able to write prescriptions work in partnership with psychiatrists, pediatricians or primary care doctors to help their patients who need medication.

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