I. Therapists in Seattle, WA

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There are no therapists currently located in Seattle, WA. The following therapists are located in WA.

Greg Malone

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes

Marion Saulque

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes

Brian Noonan

  • 13 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Seattle, Washington
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Areas of focus: Drug Abuse

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing

State Licenses: Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and Washington D.C.

Erin Swan

  • 22 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Seattle, Washington
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Eclectic, Existential, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Somatic

State License: Washington

Lisa Watson

  • 10 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Seattle, Washington
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Areas of focus: Anxiety, Borderline Personality, Depression, Grief, Marital / Premarital, Military, Parenting, Postpartum, Sleep or Insomnia, Trauma / PTSD

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Family / Marital, Gottman Method, Trauma Focused

State Licenses: Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa, Nebraska and Washington

Diedra Clay

  • 30 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Seattle, Washington
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Attachment-based, Culturally Sensitive, Emotionally Focused, Family / Marital, Feminist, Forensic Psychology, Multicultural, Narrative, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Psychological Testing and Evaluation, Relational, Somatic, Trauma Focused

State License: Washington

Alexandria Deas

  • 3 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Seattle, Washington
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Multicultural, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

State License: Washington

Trinidad Zuluaga

  • years of Experience
  • United States
  • Seattle, Washington
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Areas of focus: Anxiety, Depression, Family Conflict, Grief, Immigration Issues, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Trauma / PTSD

Languages: English, Spanish

Treatment Approaches: Family Systems, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Somatic, Trauma Focused

State License: Washington

Nicole Torrence

  • 10 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Seattle, Washington
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Humanistic, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Multicultural, Person-Centered Therapy

State License: Washington

Marc Anderson

  • 5 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Seattle, Washington
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Areas of focus: Anxiety, Codependency, Grief, Self Esteem, Spirituality

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Existential, Family Systems, Gottman Method, Interpersonal, Motivational Interviewing, Multicultural, Narrative, Person-Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

State License: Washington

II. The Best Therapists in Seattle, WA

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Online Therapy evaluated some of the best therapists in Seattle on eight key factors, including availability, specializations, insurance plans accepted, and cost. The 15 therapists on this list scored well in all these areas and can offer you the quality of care you desire.

Choosing the Best Seattle, WA Therapists

Credentials

Credentials are probably the most important factor when selecting a therapist or counselor. Only therapists licensed in Washington state are on this list. Washington has specific requirements for each category of therapist or counselor. These requirements include, at a minimum, a master’s degree in the appropriate field and a specific number of supervised hours working with clients — as high as 2 to 3 years in some specializations.

Accessibility

You can find a therapist who provides the therapy you need, but if your hours and their hours don’t match, they won’t be able to help you. In your search for the best therapist in Seattle, finding one with flexible availability — such as evening office hours — or who has met the requirements to offer telemental health sessions can make the search easier.

Cost

Everyone has a budget, and you need to find a therapist whose rates don’t endanger yours. The 15 Seattle area therapists on this list offer a range of rates. Some will charge on a sliding scale. Some accept insurance plans (always be sure to ask about insurance plans before your first appointment), and some require payment at time of service.

Lori Weisman: M.A., LMHC | Best for marital issues

425-861-0600
Website

Lori Wiseman is a psychotherapist who works on marital relationship issues. She is experienced in working with individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.

What patients say: “Lori was the first couples’ therapist who actually gave us hope. Her expertise helped us learn the skills to have the marriage we always dreamed of. She was warm, direct and fair in working with both of us.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Marital and Premarital
Relationship Issues
Traumatic Brain Injury
N/A Cost per Session: $300 No Yes

Erin Lynch: LPC | Best for substance abuse

206-905-4667
Website

Erin Lynch is a duly licensed Mental Health Therapist and Substance Use Disorder Professional. She is a recognized expert in the areas of substance abuse and addiction. She has worked with both adults and adolescents. Erin holds sessions before and after traditional work hours. She believes that the goal of treatment is to help you find a sense of health and wellness, and she offers several 12-Step alternatives to recovery.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Addiction
Dual Diagnosis
Substance Use
Aetna
Cigna
Regence
Premera
First Choice Health
Value Options
Optum /United Behavioral Health
Beacon Health Options
Not Provided
No Yes

Meg Manthos: Ph.D., PLLC | Best for LGBTQ issues

Meg Manthos Pic

206-428-7976
Website

Meg Manthos is a psychotherapist who is passionate about LGBTQ issues. She has published many works on gender identity, romantic relationships, and sexuality. Meg loves the work and the healing power of therapy for her clients. She can provide you with the documentation for gender-affirming surgery. She focuses on transgender and non-binary health issues, particularly the processes involved in making social and medical gender transition decisions.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Transgender
Gay
Relationship Issues
Aetna
Anthem
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
BlueCross and BlueShield
Bridgespan (via Regence RealValue)
First Choice Health
Kaiser (Out-of-Network)
LifeWise
Premera
Regence
Uniform
Cost per Session: $250 Yes Yes

Aaron McClain: LMFTA |Best for men

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765-721-4765
Website

Aaron McClain is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate who works with men struggling to deal with their feelings and anxiety, and depression. He also works with clients who are questioning their religious faith moving towards a more secular lifestyle. Aaron believes that therapy works best when it is a collaborative relationship in an environment that is both safe and validating.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Men’s Issues
Relationship Issues
Stress
N/A Cost per Session: $140 No Yes

Rosalynn Recine: LICSW, LCSW, MSW |Best for trauma

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630-336-4290
Website

Rosalynn Recine is a clinically trained Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She has been a therapist for 10 years and works with her clients to help them identify the traumas that have impacted their lives, including PTSD. She also helps women who are dealing with issues like miscarriage, infertility, or a traumatic birth experience. She sees her work as a holistic approach to healing.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Sexual Abuse
Women’s Issues
First Choice Health
Kaiser (Out-of-Network)
Premera
Cost per Session:
Individual & Couples Therapy:
$130 per 50 minute session
Yes Yes

Elliot Sweet: LMFT, CMHS | Best for mood disorders

Elliot Sweet Pic

206-745-2621
Website

Elliot Sweet is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with six years of experience with children and young adults experiencing mood disorders, especially young people who are part of the LGBTQ community and their parents. Elliot believes that therapy is a personal and vulnerable experience. Elliot treats your story with respect and dignity. The office can also provide the documentation needed for gender-affirming surgery.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Transgender
Child or Adolescent
Mood Disorders
N/A Cost per Session: $140 Yes Yes

Christy Sweaney: M.A., LMHC | Best for anxiety

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206-508-4336
Website

Christy Sweaney, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, provides therapy to individuals of any gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation on issues like anxiety, loneliness, and depression. Christy enjoys counseling adults and teens struggling to find their way through the complications of life. She also works with health care professionals and others experiencing burnout or compassion fatigue. Christy sees therapy as the slow and patient untangling of the many maps you’ve created in your life.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Relationship Issues
Depression
N/A Cost per Session: $130 Yes Yes

Nancy E. Allin: CHT, CC | Best for life transitions

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425-827-9498
Website

Nancy Allin is a Certified Hypnotherapist and Counselor who is dedicated to helping her clients overcome difficult life transitions. This can include experiences like divorce, starting their own business, overcoming cancer, or building blended families.

What patients say: “Nancy’s skills in life coaching are truly special. After one session with Nancy, I was able to release lifelong negative self-talk. The result has been miraculous. I have allowed myself true health and as a result I have lost 50 pounds and counting in 5 months!”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Depression
Life Transitions
Anxiety
N/A Cost per Session:
$110 for first hour with $25 for additional 15 minutes segments. Session under an hour are $30 per 15 minute increment
Yes Yes

Jim Dunn: M.A., NCC, LMHC | Best for child or adolescent

253-271-9689
Website

Jim Dunn has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 2015 and a National Certified Counselor since 2014. He has worked extensively with children and young adults using trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy and parent-child interactional therapy. He has worked with people aged two years up to senior citizens. Jim works with you at your own pace as he acts as your guide to the healing process.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Child or Adolescent
Mood Disorders
Trauma and PTSD
Aetna
First Choice Health
Kaiser (Out-of-Network)
Premera
Cost per Session:
Individuals – $125/hr
Couples – $150/hr
Groups – $75/hr
Yes Yes

Christi Proffitt: M.A., LMHC, SUDP, RDT | Best for ADHD

Christi Proffitt Pic

206-823-1563
Website

Christi Proffitt is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Substance Use Dependency Professional, and a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT). She works in several fields, including adult ADHD. She values her work as an RDT helping clients through play, performance, and improvisation. She also enjoys counseling members of the polyamorous communities, the BIPOC community, and the LGBTQ community. Clients have commented on her authenticity, warmth, humor, and directness.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Depression
Anxiety
ADHD
N/A Cost per Session: $180 Yes Yes

Lina Pranata: Ph.D. |Best for grief

Lina Pranata Pic

206-693-4723
Website

Lina Pranata is a Licensed Psychologist with 20 years of clinical experience. She works in many areas but focuses on grief counseling following the death or loss of a loved one, a pet, a separation or a divorce, or an abortion. Her work is strongly influenced by a series of frameworks, including feminist-multicultural-social justice and internal family systems (IFS). Lina believes that you have the ability to heal yourself and that you are the expert on your life experiences.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Grief
Women’s Issues
First Choice Health
Kaiser (Out-of-Network)
Cost per Session:
Phone Consultation (10-15 min) – free of charge
Individual Counseling (50-55 min) – $220
Individual Intake (50-55 min) – $260
Clinical Consultation (50-55 min) – $200
No Yes

Emma Doerner: M.S., LMHCA, C.N. | Best for body image and eating disorders

Emma Doerner Pic

503-683-2026
Website

Emily Doerner is a Licensed Mental Health Care Associate and Certified Nutritionist who counsels people struggling with their body image or an eating disorder. She understands how you can struggle with yo-yo dieting and exercise to change your body. Her approach is grounded in intuitive eating, fat-positive feminism, and health at every size. She understands how important it is for you to feel comfortable in your skin.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Women’s Issues
Eating Disorders
Self Esteem
N/A Cost per Session: $110 Yes Yes

Lisa T​arrach: M.A., LMFT, CPC | Best for sex therapy

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206-569-6983
Website

Lisa Tarrach is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Her goal is to help you talk about sex, what sex means to you, and deal with the thoughts or feelings that are hindering your sex life. She refers to it as mindful sex therapy, which helps you understand your body and your own sensual experiences.

What patients say: “I have worked with Lisa off and on over the past 9 years. I always come back to her when something arises because she is one of the most compassionate people I have ever met and always makes me feel safe. Her broad experience allows me to feel comfortable sharing absolutely anything.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Codependency
Anxiety
First Choice Health
Kaiser Permanente
LifeWise
Premera
Cost per Session:
$155 per 55min session
$225 per 90min session
Yes Yes

Robert Janes: M.A., LMHC |Best for school issues

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253-256-5647
Website

Robert Jane is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor working with teens aged 15 to 19 and adults. He has treated clients in school-based situations since 2011. As a bilingual- and bicultural-identified therapist, he has spent many hours working with people caught between cultures and preconceived notions. For Robert, it’s important to be vulnerable and relatable and that you feel safe and protected.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Depression
Anxiety
School Issues
N/A Cost per Session:
Sessions of 50 minutes cost $135
No Yes

Mary Murphy: Ed.D. LICSW, MSW | Best for depression

Mary Murphy Pic

206-550-0374
Website

Residents in the Seattle area struggling with anxiety, depression, and grief, can find solace and support at Mary Murphy’s office in lower Queen Anne. Dr. Murphy uses talk therapy to help her clients open up and increase their self-understanding. Weekly or bi-weekly sessions are available.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Grief
Aetna
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cigna
ComPsych
Community Health Plan of Washington
First Choice Health
Kaiser (Out-of-Network)
LifeWise
Medicaid
Medicare
Optum
Premera
Regence
UnitedHealthcare
Not Provided
Yes Yes

III. What You Should Know About Seattle Therapy

How are Seattle therapists licensed?

Anyone interested in working as a therapist or counselor in the Seattle area must earn at least an accredited master’s degree in counseling or social work. There are several types of therapists and counselors who work in the Seattle area, and each area of expertise has different requirements in terms of supervised hours or extra training. The state also has some continuing education requirements, and every counselor or therapist is required to know all the rules and laws that pertain to their profession.

How much does therapy cost in Seattle?

You should expect to pay between $160 and $280 for a session with a Seattle area therapist, but prices can be as low as $135 or as high as $400. While many therapists take major insurance plans for payment, several others don’t, and you will have to pay out-of-pocket. Always remember to first check with the therapist to see what their policy is on payment.

 

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