Find a Therapist in Seattle, WA

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Sara M. Baldwin

Sara M. Baldwin

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"*Evening Hours Available* Do you feel overwhelmed? Do you feel stressed out? Misunderstood? Do you feel like you are trying the hardest you can to do th..." read more

Seattle, WA 98103

Sara M. Baldwin Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13312

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Shannon Budelman, M.A., M.Ed., LMHC

Shannon Budelman, M.A., M.Ed., LMHC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Each person's healing process is a unique and creative experience, and therapy is about creating a safe space for you to explore whatever is of concern to ..." read more

Seattle, WA 98101

Shannon Budelman, M.A., M.Ed., LMHC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10257

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Leon Monroe, MSW

Leon Monroe, MSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling, Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"I believe real growth and positive change are most possible when a person feels safe and supported. For that reason, I strive to create an honest, sincere,..." read more

Seattle, WA 98103

Leon Monroe, MSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11822

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Maura Freeman, RN, LMHC

Maura Freeman, RN, LMHC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"As a licensed mental health counselor, I view each issue a clients brings to therapy in the context of their life and past and present experiences and rela..." read more

Seattle, WA 98109

Maura Freeman, RN, LMHC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11507

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Beth Wylie, MA, LMFTA

Beth Wylie, MA, LMFTA

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Adults

"My passion and focus is on relationships. I believe complete change and healing should be done by treating the whole family system. My goal is to help coup..." read more

Seattle, WA 98115

Beth Wylie, MA, LMFTA Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11879

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Julie Wilson, MA, LMHCA

Julie Wilson, MA, LMHCA

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I am an existential, humanistic practitioner with a focus on finding meaning in both your suffering and success. I am well-rounded, non-judgmental, empath..." read more

Seattle, WA 98109

Julie Wilson, MA, LMHCA Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 16908

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Brooke A. Lather, MA, LMHCA

Brooke A. Lather, MA, LMHCA

Verified Credentials

Mental Health Counseling, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"My work with you will focus on creating a collaborative relationship that helps you to get what you need out of therapy. We will explore your struggles wit..." read more

Seattle, WA 98121

Brooke A. Lather, MA, LMHCA Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21177

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Christine Hook, MA

Christine Hook, MA


Coaching, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I help women, and some lucky men, dream big and achieve greatness in their lives. Somewhere within you is the place that knows who you are capable of bein..." read more

Seattle, WA 98109

Seattle, WA 98133

Christine Hook, MA Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 02101

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Samantha Arons M.Ed LMHC

Samantha Arons M.Ed LMHC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"I take a strength based approach to counseling. We will utilize your strengths as we work through those parts of yourself that may be causing you trouble ..." read more

Seattle, WA 98112

Samantha Arons M.Ed LMHC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10661

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Meg Kelly MA LMHC

Meg Kelly MA LMHC

Verified Credentials

Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

""The only constant is change", most of us have heard this saying or a variation of it at some point, and it is true because we are constantly faced with ch..." read more

Seattle, WA 98103

Meg Kelly MA LMHC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18173

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Nestled between beautiful Lake Washington and Puget Sound, Seattle is home to over 600,0001 residents, a vibrant music scene, and delicious coffee. This breathtaking city, located in King County, offers residents endless entertainment, lush surroundings, and a skyline that is rivaled only by its natural scenic backdrop. The outdoors beckons residents to indulge in fishing, hiking, camping, and other activities, while downtown Seattle lures citizens and visitors with its engaging array of shops, businesses, and entertainment venues. Well-known for its cool, wet weather, Seattle is also recognized as the birthplace of many musicians and genres, including grunge music. The city draws thousands of visitors every year to its sporting events, tourist attractions like the Space Needle, and festivals, including the Seattle International Film Festival.

 

Mental Health Statistics
According to the Washington Department of Health, 9% of King County residents reported having more than 14 poor mental health days in any month in 2004 and 20062. Between 2009 and 2011, there were an average of 500 cases of domestic violence for every 100,000 residents3. From 2005 through 2010, 19% of Seattle metropolitan area adults reported using illicit drugs, with 7% misusing prescription pain relievers. During that same time, 7.5% of all adults reported having symptoms of depression, and 9.3% reported having a substance abuse problem4.

 

Promoting Recovery and Resilience in King County
In November of 2012, King County approved a new ordinance focusing on improving recovery and promoting resilience among all its residents5. With the understanding that recovery is a process, the county chose to focus on the journey of recovery and how to best accommodate the needs of residents with mental illness. Using a multi-prong approach, the five-year plan targets employment counseling, peer support, mental health services, counseling, violence reduction, family focus, child welfare, housing, medication, and substance abuse to help residents achieve recovery and resilience.

 

The new ordinance will complement the existing architecture of services provided by the county and the city that include broad coverage for mental health care and precision programs for specific issues. The Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program addresses the needs of residents with serious mental illness. ACT is designed to provide a continuum of care to ensure clients can receive the services they need within their community. ACT aims to reduce criminal involvement by intervening with appropriate mental health care, transitional housing, and other assistance.

 

The mental health needs of children and family are handled through a variety of channels, including wraparound services, Children’s Crisis Outreach Response System, long-term inpatient programs, and juvenile justice liaison services. Families can also benefit from various programs that target specific needs related to parenting, addiction, and abuse, among others. Two unique initiatives allow for cross-system continuity, providing seamless behavioral health services in King County. They are the Cross Agency System Trainings and the King County Systems Integration Initiative. Together, they bring awareness to multi-modal care and integrate information relating to services received by children, youth, and families throughout the county6.

 

1 Seattle.gov: Department of Planning and Development. (2013). Population and Demographics. Retrieved from http://www.seattle.gov/dPd/cityplanning/populationdemographics/default.htm

2 Washington State Department of Health. (2013). Health of Washington State: Mental Health. Retrieved from http://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/5500/GHS-MENT2007.pdf

3 Washington State Department of Health. (2013). Health of Washington State: Domestic Violence. Retrieved from http://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/5500/IV-DV2013.pdf

4 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2012). Substance Use and Mental Disorders in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue MSA. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUHMetroBriefReports/NSDUH-Metro-Seattle.pdf

5 King County. (2013). Mental Health Services: Recovery. Retrieved from: http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/MentalHealth/Recovery.aspx

6 King County. (2013). Mental Health Services: Children and Youth. Retrieved from: http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/MentalHealth/Services/Youth.aspx