Auburn, Washington Therapists

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Seattle, Washington

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Hello! I have been a Social Worker for 23 years and have been lucky enough to learn so much from my years of both occupational and personal experience, as well as my education. Providing therapy was the natural next step in my career and it has been...
Scott Alpert
LMFT, PsyD, CDP
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Washington

Dr. Scott Alpert has worked at the first Mental Health Urgent Care Center in the country and treated over 7,000 people in a ten year period there. He has written two self-help books. He is a lecturer and has appeared on National Radio. His education...
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Seattle, Washington

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Washington, California

Dezryelle Arcieri is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT # 86685 CA / #60608697 WA) and Certified Yoga Instructor (200hr YTT) based out of Seattle, WA., who provides services in both Washington State and California. Ms. Arcieri...
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Seattle, Washington

I am a licensed clinical social worker with the State of Washington (No. LW60622059). My nine years of clinical experience includes providing therapy to adults, adolescents, couples, and families. I have a Master of Social Work degree from Smith...
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Seattle, Washington

I am a Licensed Clinician Social Worker (LICSW) in the state of Washington. My focus has been in health care: working within the healthcare system as well as understanding the impact that illness has on quality of life. I believe in a mind-body...
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Washington

Hello, my name is Helen Ward. I have a Master in Social Work degree from Walla Walla University. I graduated in 2000 and have been practicing in the field of social work ever since. I have been blessed with the opportunity to work in many different...
Michael Kaufman
LCSW, LICSW
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Seattle, Washington

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Washington, Arizona

Degree and Experience: I received my Masters degree in Social Work at Arizona State University, and my Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology, Philosophy and Sculpture) at the University of Arizona. From 2009 to 2015 I...
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Seattle, Washington

I specialize in issues pertaining to identity, sexuality and the relationships in our lives. I believe we have the right to make choices about our own bodies and the relationships that we choose. Having a place to talk through your thoughts about...
Joshua Gates
LMFT, MA
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Puyallup, Washington

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Washington

Joshua Gates is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Puyallup, WA. With over 10 years experience as a marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate...
Laura Humpf
LMFT, C-IAYT
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Washington

Laura Humpf is passionate about supporting folks heal the effects of individual, collective, intergenerational and systemic trauma as well as cultivating and nourishing resilience. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in...

An Overview of Mental Health in Auburn, Washington

Auburn, Washington is a large suburban area with plenty of shopping, restaurants, and attractions for its residents to enjoy and outdoor trails and parks designed to let residents experience nature without having to leave the city. It features a large downtown area where the community gather to participate in large events, including the famous Veterans’ Day Parade. The Muckleshoot Reservation is located within Auburn as well and includes the Muckleshoot Casino. Located mostly in King County, the city is a short drive to both Seattle and Tacoma. Auburn is home to 80,776 residents who come from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

The citizens of Auburn have a median household income that is consistent with the national average at $64,400. However, the poverty rate is higher than the country as a whole with 13.6 percent of people living below the poverty line. The city also has a very high crime rate of 51 per 1,000 people. This rate is one on the highest in the entire nation, and your chances of being a victim of a crime in Auburn is 1 in 20. These statistics reveal that the citizens of Auburn experience their share of struggles and are prone to mental health issues. Accessing treatment is essential for these residents to deal with these mental health challenges in a healthy manner.

Mental Health Risk Factors in Auburn

While mental health issues are spread out among all demographics of people, there are certain populations within Auburn with whom these issues are likely to be more prevalent. Identifying these risk factors help health professionals and authorities know where to focus their efforts.

Minorities

Minorities in Auburn are poorer than their white counterparts with the highest poverty rates occurring with pacific islanders at 51.33 percent. The majority of Auburn residents are white with 68.2 percent reporting to be white alone. The second largest reported race is Hispanics at 14.4 percent. While only 9.72 percent of whites live in poverty, 29.33 percent of Hispanics live below the poverty line. Since poverty is linked to mental illness, this indicates that metal health issues are very common among Hispanics living in Auburn. Additionally, only 56.77 percent of Hispanic students graduate from high school. There is a strong correlation between youth mental illness and high school dropout rates, which reveals Hispanic youths are likely struggling with mental illnesses as well.

Substance Abuse

King County, including Auburn, has seen a rise in substance abuse issues with the rate of fatal overdoses rising by 58 percent. Opiates are the main type of drug to blame, especially heroin. Auburn specifically experiences an 85.21 percent increase in the amount of heroin the Auburn Police Department seized from 2014 to 2015 and a 24.21 increase in cases that involved a controlled substance from 2012 to 2016. Substance abuse issues are often linked to mental health issues. People who suffer from a mental illness might try to self-medicate by taking drugs, which can lead to addiction, homelessness, and other severe consequences.

The Challenge of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Auburn, Washington

Residents in Auburn experiencing a mental health issue struggle to find treatment for their problems. The stigma surrounding mental health, lack of access to care, and no insurance are some of the factors that can prevent someone from receiving assistance from a mental health provider. In Washington as a whole, there are 330 residents per every provider. The number of providers available to citizens countrywide is only expected to get worse as more psychiatrists near their retirement and less professionals are willing to enter the field.  In Auburn, 10.8 percent of the population does not have health insurance which can contribute to cost being a barrier for people who are trying to get treatment for mental illnesses. The consequences of people not receiving care is severe with issues including suicide, substance abuse, and homelessness.

Find a Therapist in Auburn

Residents of Auburn living with mental illnesses can find the help they need locating a therapist by visiting E-Counseling. Their easy-to-use website includes a directory of therapists available to people in Auburn, Washington and other surrounding areas. Check out the site today, and make the decision to change your life for the better and battle your mental health issues with the help of a qualified professional near you!