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47 therapists in Washington accepting Optum

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Renee Tong

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Renee Tong profile image
LICSW
15 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Renee Tong, LCSW, LISW 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, 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.

Next available: Jun 20

Elizabeth Newman

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Elizabeth Newman profile image
Frequently booked
LMHC
5 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). I want perspective clients to know I genuinely care about the people I work with, and have a passion for joining people on their journey to a new self. The fact that you are searching for a therapist shows you would like something to change. This is very brave. We often lose perspective about situations and how we deal with them. This can be a result of things we have buried from our past, or relationships that did not support us in the way we need. I will give you a safe and supportive place to look at your unwelcome patterns and find a way to make your journey more fulfilling. My counseling focus is on adolescents and adults. My philosophy is client-centered, Mindfulness based, trauma informed, and goal oriented. I have training and experience with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness. My areas of focus include trauma, attachment issues, difficulties with distress tolerance and emotional regulation, along with families dealing with Alzheimer's. Your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are what make you who you are. As we work together to understand these parts of you, we will find a way to alter those thoughts that no longer work for you and strengthen those that are helping you become who you wish to be.

Next available: Jun 17

Christene Waldman, LICSW

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Christene Waldman, LICSW profile image
LICSW
20 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
I view the therapeutic process as a sacred alliance between the client and therapist where clients can access their inner strengths and promote change. I use CBT, educational, client-centered, and solution-focused therapies to assist in your processes. I accept clients where they are and tailor treatment to meet their individual needs.

Next available: Jul 9

Seandel Aiken

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Seandel Aiken profile image
LMHC
15 years of experience
Warm
Challenging
Virtual
Hello! My name is Seandel and I'm a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in Florida and Washington. I have over 14 years of experience working with people struggling with eating disorders, people with neurodivergent disorders such as Autism and Asperger's, OCD, ADHD, low self-esteem and sexual assault survivors. I strive to create a safe environment for clients to feel seen, understood and eventually feel empowered.

Next available: Jun 18

Shardae L. Collins, LICSW

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Shardae L. Collins, LICSW profile image
LICSW
7 years of experience
Open-minded
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Hi there, My name is Shardae Collins. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of California, Washington, Nevada, and Massachusetts. I have over a decade of experience working with individuals and families with various needs in the field of education, health, and social services. For the past 6 years, I've worked with individuals across the lifespan as a Clinical Social Worker providing therapeutic case management and individual therapy. In particular, I have worked with veterans, transitional-age youth, children and families experiencing crisis and trauma. I hold a Master of Arts degree in the field of Social Welfare from the University of California Los Angeles. I also hold a Master of Arts & Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with an emphasis on inequalities and diversities from California State University of Los Angeles. I have held numerous positions as an adjunct professor of sociology, senior research assistant, and as clinical Social worker.

Next available: Jun 17

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!

Next available: Jul 13

Melissa Mendez

(she/her)

Melissa Mendez profile image
LMFT
11 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the states of Arizona and Indiana. I received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Purdue University and a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Christian Theological Seminary. I have had the opportunity to work in and gain knowledge from a diverse collection of settings that include elementary, middle and high school, hospital chaplaincy department, private practice and private agencies working with families in the child welfare system. Each of these settings has provided me with hands-on experience working with individuals and families in crisis, as well as those who are faced with navigating some of life’s challenges such as divorce, loss, and addiction. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I love a systems approach, understanding that we do not exist in a vacuum, but rather are part of larger systems. I take a non-judgmental, warm approach to therapy and I believe in tailoring my therapy towards my client's individual needs. Together we will establish goals and design a path towards a healthier way of being. I draw from a multitude of therapeutic techniques that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solutions Focused Therapy. Clients who work with me have a desire to change. Whether facing everyday challenges that are holding them back from living a fulfilling life or struggling with family dynamics that have caused distress or trying to navigate through grief, my clients can learn to use their insight to find new ways of functioning that better serve what they want from this life. My clients can see a future for themselves that brings peace, happiness and healing. The first step towards seeking help is often the most difficult. I am excited that you are here and look forward to taking this journey alongside you.

Next available: Jun 18

Robert Baize

Robert Baize profile image
LMHC
30 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Open-minded
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.

Next available: Jun 17

Nicole Savage

(she/her)

Nicole Savage profile image
LMHC
15 years of experience
Intelligent
Authentic
Open-minded
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.

Next available: Jun 17

Morgan Peterson

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Morgan Peterson profile image
LMHC
12 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Pittsburgh, PA. I am licensed in Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Washington State. I received my Master's in Community Counseling from Regis University in Denver, CO in 2012, and I have been working as a therapist in different capacities since that time. My areas of focus have been LGBTQIA+ clients, older adults, working in crisis assessment, intake assessment, and individual and partners therapy.

Next available: Jun 18

Shari Ward

(she/her)

Shari Ward profile image
LMHC
24 years of experience
Virtual
I have worked as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for the past 24 years with a background in Creative Arts Therapies using Dance/Movement and Drama as therapeutic tools. For the past twelve years, I have had the pleasure and honor of working with Active Duty Service Members and their families in the USA and Europe. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship & parenting issues, as well as addiction recovery issues. I have helped individuals and couples who have experienced trauma and abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, honesty and compassion. I believe it is important to support each individual's creativity and spontaneity to find viable solutions to life issues and ultimate goals! My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment goals to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps toward change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you.

Next available: Jun 17

Deborah DeWeber

Deborah DeWeber profile image
LMHC
16 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I’m a licensed mental health counselor, licensed in both WA and GA. I received my MA in psychology counseling in 2004 and have worked as a school based counselor before entering into my private practice in 2010. I enjoy partnering with clients to uncover the roots of maladaptive thinking. Once there is awareness and understanding healing can blossom. I love Jesus and acknowledge He is the source of our healing. I have a solid church family, a wonderful husband, beautiful daughter and two sons. I live on a peaceful farm with wide open spaces and a big garden. I enjoy playing in the dirt and reading good books…it’s a truly beautiful life.

Next available: Jun 20

Angela Barry

(she/they)

Angela Barry profile image
LMHC
12 years of experience
Virtual
As an experienced therapist in Orlando, FL, I am dedicated to helping individuals overcome their mental health challenges through Motivational Interviewing, Herbalism, Ayurveda, Integrative and Functional Nutrition, EMDR, trauma-informed CBT, pregnancy/postpartum, and first-time family education. By working closely with my clients, I strive to achieve measurable results that empower them to embrace a new, balanced mindset. We employ evidence based integrative, multi-faceted, ethical and trauma informed care practices within a whole-person focused style of approach. With that, care is individualized with client's goals prioritized.

Next available: Jun 19

Virginia Spini

(she/her)

Virginia Spini profile image
LICSW
4 years of experience
Virtual
I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Nashville, TN. I've been working with those facing very stressful life changes for some time and are finding anxiety or depression in their daily life increasing. I've worked in Tele-mental Health service for 3 years and have been clinically licensed since 2010. I am licensed in Arizona, Tennessee, Washington, and Florida.

Next available: Jun 17

Sascha Smith. NCC, LPC-MHSP, LMHC, C-DBT

Sascha Smith. NCC, LPC-MHSP, LMHC, C-DBT profile image
LMHC
9 years of experience
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Virtual
I have always had a passion to help others! I was the kind of kid who took Halloween candy to school to help kids who were crying feel better. I definitely think my innate compassion and my passion for helping others definetly comes across in my work. I combine this with my knowledge, ongoing education, and experience to give the highest quality of care to my clients! I have been a licensed professional counselor with over 7 years of experience in working with a wide range of mental health disorders. I believe this brings a level of wisdom and experience to the services I offer my clients. In order to enhance my services, I completed extra coursework and training to render high-quality and knowledgeable. Through my experiences, I have had a particularly strong background in helping women and adolescents navigate various life challenges, including academic/job-related stress, past relationship violence/ trauma, anxiety, and depression, among others. I enjoy seeing the success of my clients!

Next available: Jun 17

Mia Bush

Mia Bush profile image
Frequently booked
LMHC
10 years of experience
Virtual
I view my work as a therapist through a multicultural lens, and I customize my approach depending on the unique needs of every individual I work with. Many people have told me they’ve been frustrated by therapists in the past who sat quietly and provided very little feedback. In response, I’ve developed a forthright, solutions-oriented style of engaging with my clients that encourages them to set goals for themselves and empowers them to work toward them. I also have experience working with clients who prefer a softer, less structured approach, so I can customize the therapy experience to each person.

Next available: Jun 22

Natalya Gaydarzhi

Natalya Gaydarzhi profile image
Frequently booked
LICSW
15 years of experience
Holistic
Authentic
Virtual
Hello. I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience working in a clinical setting with youth, adults, couples and geriatrics with complex, chronic and acute mental health issues including trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, insomnia, eating disorders, complex grief and adjustment issues among others. I am based in Florida however am dually licensed to treat individuals in both, Florida and Washington. I offer evidence based psychotherapy which is a collaborative effort that will focus on catering to your needs and preferences while also challenging unhealthy and destructive beliefs and coping strategies that keep you stuck. We will work together to develop an individualized treatment plan that incorporates your beliefs, values and needs for intervention and ultimately helps you achieve your goals for change.

Next available: Jul 5

Tendai Masiriri, PhD., LICSW

(he/him)

Tendai Masiriri, PhD., LICSW profile image
LICSW
20 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi! I'm a independently licensed therapist who can help patients in Michigan, Oregon, and Washington. I obtained my Masters from Indiana University and PhD from the Western Michigan University. I have been practicing for 20 years. I help adults achieve their desired mental health outcomes coping with stress, anxiety and depression and other cooccurring conditions such as substance use disorders.

Next available: Jun 18

Christy Stinton

Christy Stinton profile image
Frequently booked
LMHC
20 years of experience
Virtual
I am a licensed counselor, with 20 years of experience. I have a warm and interactive style. I believe that real change occurs in a safe and accepting counseling environment. My approach is to combine cognitive-behavioral, developmental and person centered counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

Next available: Jul 9

Mehj Aubol

(she/her)

Mehj Aubol profile image
LMHC
9 years of experience
Virtual
My name is Mehjabeen (Mehj) Aubol. I am a trained Trauma Therapist with significant experience addressing PTSD. I have been a therapist for the past 9 years, and during that time I have had significant experience working with individuals who have experienced sexual and physical abuse in their lifetime. I am Certified in utilizing Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) with adult clients and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) with children and adolescents, both addressing PTSD symptoms. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania, and a National Certified Counselor located in Pennsylvania. I grew up immersed in more than one culture. I consider myself to have a strong cross-cultural understanding, and can relate to individuals who come from multiple cultures and backgrounds. My approach to counseling is always to get to know the individual first, understand their goals for counseling, and work with them as a team to help them get to where they desire to be in their life. I am always open to feedback and willing to try new methods or approaches that best fit the needs of each individual I work with, as every individual is unique! I like to get to know the individual first, understand their goals for counseling, and work with them as a team to help them get to where they desire to be in their life. My general approach to therapy is to utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), which involves identifying and changing thoughts and feelings. I am always open to feedback and willing to try new methods or approaches that best fit the needs of each individual I work with, as every person has different needs.

Next available: Jun 17

Melissa Collins

(she/her)

Melissa Collins profile image
LMHC
30 years of experience
Open-minded
Direct
Virtual
I try to provide a safe and private space where someone can process their feelings and emotions and discuss the difficulties they are experiencing. I like to help people find solutions to the problems they are having and help them continue living their lives without their traumas or their past weighing them down. Every person deserves to live life to the fullest. You can search my website on www.collinscounselingcenter.org.

Next available: Jun 18

Melissa Chiasson

(she/her)

Melissa Chiasson profile image
PhD
23 years of experience
Virtual
I I have been in practice as a licensed psychologist for over 23 years and have worked in a variety of settings with diverse clientele. I completed my predoctoral internship at the University of Missouri at Kansas City Counseling and Testing Center, working with students and faculty providing individual, couples, and group therapy. I also engaged in outreach activities to promote mental health awareness in the university community. During my postdoctoral internship at Miami County Mental Health Center, I treated children, adolescents, and adults presenting with a wide range of issues and challenges. I enjoyed working with clients of diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and community backgrounds.

Next available: Jun 18

Melody McKibbin, LPC, LPCC, CLPC, LMHC, C-PD

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Melody McKibbin, LPC,  LPCC, CLPC, LMHC, C-PD profile image
Frequently booked
LMHC
3 years of experience
Virtual
Hey there! I'm Melody, your go-to gal for therapy vibes. I have three years of counseling experience and would like to welcome you! By day, I'm a certified Personality Disorder Treatment Provider, specializing in all things personality disorders and rocking a DBT Level II Accreditation. I love working with BPD, and am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) for the state of Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Montana, Washington, and Texas. I am a conservative Christian, and my faith guides my life. Therefore, I offer Christian faith-based counseling upon your request. If you wish, I am happy to include The Bible and/or counseling from a Christian perspective. I am on a mission to prove that life's challenges are just plot twists in our epic story. In the therapy arena, I consider it an honor to be the sidekick in your journey of self-discovery. Licensed to practice in TX, WA, NV, NM, MT, and ID, I'm here to offer a cocktail of kindness, compassion, empathy, and respect. Looking for therapy that doesn't feel like therapy? Let's chat. I am a certified Ennegram-informed mental health provider. My Christian faith guides my life, and I also offer Christian faith-based counseling if desired.

Next available: Jun 19

Britney Monroe

(she/her)

Britney Monroe profile image
LMHC
6 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! I am Britney Monroe, a Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Washington State working with clients virtually statewide. Having worked in schools and outpatient settings, I've gained insight into diverse needs across age groups and backgrounds. These experiences enriched my perspective and informed my approach to tailor support for each individual. I am here to support you in making meaning, providing a safe, comforting space, and discussing ways to become your best self. The therapeutic process is a healing process empowering you to find inner strength to cope with life challenges. I aim to help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and foster a more positive outlook on life. Therapy isn't just about the destination but the transformative journey toward growth and well-being. Together, we'll take steps toward creating a life where you feel more empowered, self-aware, and better equipped to face life's challenges with confidence. Let's embark on this journey together. Your path towards a happier, more fulfilling life starts here.

Next available: Jun 18

Trish Mendoza

(she/her)

Trish Mendoza profile image
LICSW
23 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing teletherapy to teens, adults, and couples. I collaborate with patients to find solutions to the challenges that disrupt their lives. Overcoming a crisis in your relationship, working your way through loss as you grieve a loved one or life change, managing feelings or moods that overwhelm you and keep you from healthy functioning......these are just a few of the reasons that people begin therapy. Whatever might be challenging you and keeping you from living your best life, we can find solutions together, in therapy. Let's get started!

Next available: Jun 17

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