Shawn Berthel,M.S., LCMHC

Shawn Berthel,M.S., LCMHC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Mental Health Counselor License - LH60656550
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Cigna
  • Out of Network Provider
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Shield of Washington
Fees: I am on several insurance panels at this time, but I can also accept out of network insurance. Additionally, there are several payment options available depending on your situation. Please visit the Service Fees page of for more information, or call me directly to address your questions.
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5401 S. Tacoma Way
Tacoma, Washington 98409

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My Approach to Helping

My goal is to offer you a counseling experience that includes unconditional positive regard so that you and I can focus on and explore the issues you deem important. I work primarily from a Person-centered approach. Other approaches can be used to fit your specific counseling needs and goals. No matter the approach, you will be therapeutically supported and treated with dignity and respect as you explore your challenges. You will be encouraged to develop empowerment, knowing that you are capable of creating good and positive growth in your life. These are major elements of successful therapy in this practice.

More Info About My Practice

Life Path Counseling, PLLC is a private practice in Tacoma, WA. The practice uses an informal multi-business office environment, but in a private meeting space. Online video counseling within the state, for clients with transportation or mobility issues, via Zoom - a secure online communication platform, is also offered.

My Role as a Therapist

The therapist is a reflective guide in discussing your issues, and then encouraging you to look at those issues to find possible solutions. The choice is yours at all times to perform any action (or inaction) in making life changes. Counseling blends mutually insightful dialogue; our respective life experiences; and adds your drive, desire, and attitude for change. Together, we become a team to help you reach your desired goals in becoming your best self.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

The decision to begin therapy can be filled with anxiety. However, therapy can be a place of healing, when we come from courage and give ourselves permission to be open and honest with where we are in life. This gives you the opportunity to develop peace and harmony within yourself. When you come to realize that you are worth the effort to change and grow as a person, the challenges in your life have a greater chance of becoming more manageable. You will not be alone on your therapeutic journey.

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I have done ample work within the LGBTQ community both in counseling, and social service.

Industries & Communities Served

  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Law Enforcement

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

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