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17 United Health/Optum therapists in Washington

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Robby Cale

(he/him)

Robby Cale profile image
LICSW
Open-minded
Authentic
Humorous
Virtual
I feel that clients shouldn't have to be in therapy forever! While co-creating this process with you, I strive to balance my active listening with imparting active, hands-on techniques to help you reclaim your narrative and overcome obstacles in your path. I feel it's about more water rather than less soda, so to speak, and take both a clinical and holistic approach to helping you enhance alignment and experience deeper fulfillment in your journey. Along with my LCSW, I am trained in EMDR, certified in Theta Healing, Reiki, Transformational Life Coaching, and Therapeutic Touch, and Master Practitioner certified in Neuro Linguistic Programming, Hypnotherapy, and Time Line Therapy. I feel I provide a safe space where shame and judgements are left at the door, and we will explore your wants, needs, and feelings with curiosity and compassion. I feel it's very much a co-created process, as you know more about you than I ever will. The work is also far more about our uncovering your truth than you adopting mine. With that said, I have a wide array of modalities and approaches I feel I have quite dialed in, and we can collaboratively determine which tools and approaches best suit your needs. My hope is that our work together will help you feel not only hear and validated, but also empowered and aware of how to eat the elephant on your own going forward. I see this work as us walking side by side, with you gradually taking the lead with me supportively in your corner. If you have something pressing you wish to discuss in session, that will always take precedence. My job is ultimately to actively listen and hold space. With that said, if that's all I was doing, you'd inevitably say, "Robby, you're a nice guy. But I don't know how much we're actually getting done." To that end, I feel it's far more important to determine HOW you think rather than WHAT you think. So it tends to be important for us to explore unconscious limiting beliefs and emotions along with the conscious. You can also expect to learn clear and concise action steps (ranging from mindfulness exercises to creative writing prompts to holistic practices like meditation and breathwork) to help you regulate your emotions and reclaim your narrative. I feel that many people are hesitant to engage in therapy because they perceive a stigma tied to seeking support. After all, the notion of "mentally ill" does have a negative connotation. The way I see it, though the process is not about fixing a broken thing, but rather enhancing one's alignment and fulfillment (and okay, yes, also confronting obstacles to those pieces). But if the focus is on "Where am I trying to get to and how will I know that I got there?" where our work is to simply close the gap between here and there, it can help us leave shame and judgements at the door, and perhaps even enable you to look forward to increased awareness and empowerment in your journey forward.

Shellie Respess

Shellie Respess profile image
LMHC
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I am Shellie. Are you struggling due to a traumatic incident in your life? Are you contending with anxiety, depression or work-related stressors? I am here to help. I utilize trauma-focused therapeutic modalities to identify how traumatic incidents are impacting your current life. Working together we can develop a treatment plan which would be most beneficial for you. I utilize person-centered solution-focused therapy to work as a team with the client to reach their therapeutic goals.

Rachel Phillips

(she/her)

Rachel Phillips  profile image
LMHC
17 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I'm Rachel! Life can be challenging and unpredictable, it sometimes throws curve balls that catch us completely off guard. It is during those times that we all can use extra support to overcome these obstacles and barriers. I commend you for realizing your need for external support and taking this all-important first step of seeking counseling, although it may be slightly scary and intimidating for you as well as even go against your cultural background. My counseling style is one of warmth and unconditional acceptance. All sessions are “judgment-free zones.” I provide service that is client-centered and strength-based. I believe that every human being deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. I am a caring, compassionate therapist who can quickly build rapport and provide a safe space. I have found that therapy works best when we work in partnership together to resolve your issues. You are the expert on your life, it is your job to educate me about your life experiences, your goals and your strengths. It is my job to utilize my professional training and skills as well as years of experience to help you become the best version of yourself. Together, we can make the changes you seek!

Trina McDonald

(she/her)

Trina McDonald profile image
LMHC
10 years of experience
Virtual
My name is Trina McDonald and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I have certification as a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. I have experience working with various populations through my employment with Social Services, The Division of Prisons, Camp Lejeune Military Base, Outpatient Treatment Facilities, and as a State Certified HIV Case Manager. I work in partnership with the client to impact change using an eclectic approach foundationally based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My interests include reading, meeting new people, traveling, and watching television the 70's, 80's and 90's. I My favorite quote comes from Mark Twain who wrote, "There are two important days in your life; the day you were born and the day you find out why." This quote I believe in as I feel it speaks to purpose and being born on purpose and not by mistake. I work with a client to build a therapeutic rapport as I feel this to be essential to making therapeutic gains. I embrace the elements of unconditional positive regard, being authentic and genuine, and empathy to help build that therapeutic rapport with a client. I consider listening, patience, acceptance, and honest communication, and observing healthy boundaries as my greater strengths. I look forward to working each potential client in navigating through challenges to obtain mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, and social well-being.

Kelsey Jefferson MS, LMHC, LPC-S, NCC

(she/her)

Kelsey Jefferson MS, LMHC, LPC-S, NCC profile image
LMHC
10 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello there, I'm Kelsey. Do you feel like you could use a break but are unsure when you will have time to fit one in? Is it hard for you to be kind to yourself or maintain relationships and overall wellness? I help clients manage various challenges that life throws their way! Together, we can look at exactly what is working and what's not working to help bring things into balance. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice and can expect to notice positive changes within yourself and your relationships with others. I look forward to us working together!

Robert Baize

Robert Baize profile image
LMHC
30 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
My education includes a PhD in Religious Philosophy, a Master of Divinity, and Master of Science in Psychology, and I am working on a PhD in Psychology. Although my schooling may sound impressive, I credit most of my ability in working the field is due to my upbringing and a legitimate concern for people. I also have a background in chemical dependency treatment. Regarding mental health treatment, there is no greater joy than working with my veterans. I realize that trauma is not purely a veteran or first responder issue. Trauma changes our outlook on life. As we deal with the source and effect of the trauma, regardless of the age and time when they occured, we can find resolution. I have been a counselor for more than 30 years and have honed skills that are often missing in many new therapists. My main focus has been working with veterans and their issues. PTSD, depression, anxiety, survivor's guilt and combat related issues are issues I have dealt with for many years. I understand PTSD because I live with PTSD and understand.

Rachel Sobiech

(she/her)

Rachel Sobiech profile image
LICSW
6 years of experience
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello! My name is Rachel. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker whom specializes in gender & sexuality, trauma healing utilizing EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), as well as addiction recovery, working with adolescents and adults. Coming out, transitioning, and discovering who you are may be a difficult process on its own. On top of having fear of or experiencing discrimination, harassment, prejudice, denial of rights, or family rejection. Maybe you’ve lost your friends/family, been turned away from using a restroom, refused services, physically assaulted, or maybe you just can’t shake the words people have said out of your head. Whatever the situation YOU are left cleaning up the aftermath. This can be scary especially if you don't have anyone to help you through the healing process. Let an unbiased expert walk with you every step of the way. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community and living life as my authentic self. I found passion in providing support and guidance to others with in the population, including family, friends, and allies. I help individuals to discover their true identities and assist in overcoming obstacles that may come across their path on the journey.

Bianca Solitaire LMHC

(she/her)

Bianca Solitaire LMHC profile image
LMHC
16 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Hi there, I'm glad you're here. I can only imagine how many anxious thoughts you've had to move past just to get to this point. All of the words to how you feel, jumbled up into a noisy ball in your mind. People talk about self-care, and you've tried your best to practice this, but yet the stress and confusion about what to do next to change how you feel remains. You've come to the conclusion that what you've been doing is not getting you closer to where you want to be, so you want to try something different. I'm here to tell you that you're in the right place. I work with independent, high-functioning individuals who are looking for direction, clarity, and peace of mind. Whether you're dealing with workplace stress, relationship or family issues, or adjusting to life’s transitions, anxiety and depression do not have to run your life. In our work together, I will provide a safe space for you to get in touch with your strengths and empower you to grow as an individual. I'm looking forward to meeting with you!

Jeanie Bohall

(she/her)

Jeanie Bohall profile image
LMHC
5 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello, my name is Jeanie and I would love to help you on your therapy journey! It can be difficult to find the right therapist, so ensuring that your goals and hopes for treatment are acknowledged is my top priority. I have experience in working with clients in all different stages in life. My passions are helping clients to process and heal from past trauma, as well as fostering connection and strengthening communication through marriage/couples therapy. Having a welcoming and safe space where you can process and make sense of different life events will be something that you will have from the first session. Life can be stressful- let's get started on working towards your best you!

Nicole Savage

(she/her)

Nicole Savage profile image
LMHC
15 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm Nicole and I am an LPC in Texas and an LMHC in Washington State. I aim to provide an environment in which you feel accepted and encouraged as you work toward growth and contentment. I graduated with a Master's in Counseling in 2004, and since then I have worked with diverse populations dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, parenting and more. I am certified in multiple evidence-based parenting programs, and I have additional experience and training in military culture, trauma, foster care/adoption, and religious perspectives.

Wayne Klee, LPCC-S

(he/him)

Wayne Klee, LPCC-S profile image
LMHC
9 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
You can't change the past, but you can start where you are, use what you have, and do what you can to shape a better future. In my 9+ years of clinical experience, I've learned that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy as everyone has different needs. My goal as a therapist is to provide as much value as possible during our time together. To do this, we will work together to identify the obstacles that are keeping you from living your best life and set realistic, actionable steps to help you overcome them. Is there a change you've been thinking about making? Let's make it happen!

Eden Costa, LMHC

Eden Costa, LMHC profile image
LMHC
3 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Challenging
Virtual
My name is Eden, and I am a licensed mental health counselor. I have practiced in the mental health field for over 4 years. I have worked with clients both in crisis and in an outpatient setting. I have experience in individual, group, and family therapy. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults. I have experience with clients coping with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, and bipolar disorder. I have worked with children and adolescents struggling with adjustment disorders, behavioral issues, and divorce. As well as, adults dealing with relationship and marital issues. I use a variety of modalities to personalize therapy. I know how difficult seeking treatment is. My goal is to make your goals achievable and help you reach the best version of yourself. You do not have to do this alone. Let’s work together on this journey! reception+Eden11780@growtherapy.com

Dr Myers

(she/her)

Dr Myers profile image
LMHC
18 years of experience
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Dr Myers. Do you feel pulled like life is moving faster than you can think or breathe? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work, and responsibilities? Is it difficult to find ways to cope with the everyday stressors of life? I help individuals better manage stress and heal from the pain of their past. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to center, a place where you are not overcome with anxiety. We'll use a whole self approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. I also integrate mindfulness, where you will work on being present in the here and now and not living your life stuck in the past. Whether you're dealing with overwhelm, relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help. Sometimes in life, we are faced with challenges that we need help to overcome and that is okay. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and take the first step toward change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. Let's start your journey toward a Happier and Mentally Healthier version of yourself!

Valerie Harris-Reamer

(she/her)

Valerie Harris-Reamer profile image
LMFT
13 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I’m Valerie Harris-Reamer. I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Do you turn to food, alcohol, or drugs to deal with feeling lonely or rejected, or to cope with added stress and anxiety? Have you lost the joyful feelings that you used to have in life? Do you feel fear-stricken, even in the “comfort” of your own home? Do you feel like there are so many things to manage and your forever-growing “to-do list” leaves you feeling completely overwhelmed? I work with women who have experienced tough stuff in their childhood and feel like they have lost their way. Sometimes we turn to food, alcohol, and drugs or, we withdraw from friends and family, just to cope. Does this sound like you? These coping skills affecting our lives as adults often stem from hurts that happened during childhood and were never healed. My goal is to help you stop engaging in patterns that started from what you learned as a way of survival. You will get encouragement and a toolbox of practical actions you need to find your way to living your best life. I believe that you are worthy of love and care. I believe that therapy should address the whole person – their mind, body, and spirit. I believe that loving and accepting ourselves for who we are, scars and all, is one of the most courageous things we can do. Start making yourself a priority and begin enjoying your life. Let's do this!

Renee Tong

(she/her)

Renee Tong profile image
LICSW
15 years of experience
Virtual
Renee Tong Psychotherapist - LCSW and LISW-CP Renee Tong, LCSW is a highly skilled and compassionate clinical therapist dedicated to providing exceptional mental health care and support to adults over age 18, and seniors and is LGBTQ-friendly. Her private practice began in 2007. With a wealth of experience and a profound understanding of human behavior, Renee is committed to helping her clients navigate life's challenges and achieve personal growth. Renee earned her Master's degree in Social Work from Barry University, Florida, equipping her with a solid foundation in evidence-based therapeutic techniques and theories. She went on to obtain her clinical licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), demonstrating her commitment to professional excellence and ethical practice. She is currently licensed in the following states: Florida, Arizona, Virginia, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Oregon, Ohio, and Kansas. Throughout her career, Renee has successfully assisted clients from diverse backgrounds and with a wide range of mental health concerns. Her expertise spans various areas, including life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, grief and loss, self-esteem struggles, Stress and worry, Caregiver stress, PTSD, Trauma, ACOA (Adult Child of Alcoholic or Drug Addict), addictions, Relapse Prevention, Dual Diagnosis, Grief, Shame and Guilt, Abandonment issues, Betrayal, Codependency, Toxic Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Adoption-informed, and Infertility-informed. By employing a holistic and client-centered approach, Renee fosters a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their emotions, thoughts, and experiences. Renee's therapeutic style combines empathy, active listening, and collaboration, ensuring that each client's unique needs and goals are addressed effectively. She employs evidence-based interventions such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness techniques, solution-focused therapy to promote personal insight, resilience, inner child wound work, narrative therapy, attachment style theory method along with client center humanistic approach towards positive change. In addition to her private practice, Renee has worked in various clinical settings, including mental health centers and hospitals. These diverse experiences have allowed her to develop a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of mental health and the importance of tailoring treatment approaches to meet each individual's specific needs. Renee is passionate about ongoing professional development and stays up to date with the latest research and advancements in the field of psychotherapy. She is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care and continually seeks out training opportunities to enhance her skills and expand her therapeutic toolbox. Known for her warm demeanor, genuine compassion, and unwavering commitment to her clients, Renee Tong, LCSW is a trusted partner in the journey toward healing and personal growth. With her expertise and guidance, individuals can navigate life's challenges, develop resilience, and achieve lasting positive change. ​

Dr. Maribel Aheran MA, MS, Ed.D, LMHC-QS, NCC, MCAP

(she/her)

Dr. Maribel Aheran MA, MS, Ed.D, LMHC-QS, NCC, MCAP profile image
LMHC
12 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome to my profile page! I am a bilingual (English & Spanish), neurodivergent, licensed in FL, MA, MD, PA, and WA, clinical mental health therapist. I am highly empathetic, relatable, easy to talk to, and passionate about identifying the root of the problem. I have extensive experience working with: *Depression *Anxiety *Trauma *LGBTQ+ *Neurodivergence (ADHD/ASD) *Parent training *Grief I work with children ages 5-12, teens 13-17, college students, and adults 18+. I offer virtual and some in-person appointments. I look forward to meeting you soon! Dr. Maribel Aheran Ed.D, LMHC-QS, NCC, MCAP

Mengisteab Eyehalik

Mengisteab Eyehalik profile image
LMHC
11 years of experience
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Virtual
Welcome, I’m Mengisteab! If you’re feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands and expectations, you’re not alone. Many people struggle with stress, anxiety, low self-worth, relationship issues, or major life changes. But you don’t have to suffer in silence. I’m here to offer you compassionate and evidence-based support to help you heal and grow. You deserve a safe space where you can express yourself freely and be heard without judgment. In our sessions, I’ll listen attentively, respect your pace, and provide feedback and guidance along the way. As a coach and counselor, I work with individuals who are highly determined to achieve their goals and live authentically but need support along the way. I use a personalized approach that helps you identify what’s holding you back and how to overcome it. Together, we’ll explore your values, strengths, challenges, and opportunities for growth. I know that seeking therapy can be daunting, but it’s also a courageous step towards a better future. Whether you need help with managing stress, enhancing self-worth, navigating transitions, or making decisions, I’m here to support and empower you. Let’s work together to create a meaningful and fulfilling life for yourself!

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