Yakima, Washington Therapists

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Oregon, Washington

Camille Holland, an honor’s graduate from Capella University with a master of science degree in mental health counseling, is a board certified pre-licensed mental health care professional. She holds credentials to practice therapy throughout the...
Scott Alpert
LMFT, PsyD, CDP
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Michael Unruh
LMHC, LCPC, MA
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Idaho, Washington

Hello, during this time of great uncertainty, I am offering telephone or online sessions for all clients and all groups. I have journeyed with clients who are adult men,struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, sexual addiction and...
Kala Lyman
LMHC, L.P.C
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Vancouver, Washington

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Washington, Oregon

MY APPROACH ​ I am passionate about assisting individuals & families on their journey through life's challenging moments. I strive to assist individuals in finding fulfillment, engagement & empowerment in their life. While our past experiences &...
JanaLee Wagner
DSW, LICSW, MSW
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Walla Walla, Washington

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Washington

I am a clinical social worker with 30 years of experience treating individuals to work through life’s complications and manage life transitions. I specialize in treating and assisting individuals to adjust to the difficulties encountered in their...
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Texas, Washington

Licensed in TX, WA, ID, OR. I have made my home and established a private practice in the Pacific Northwest. Through my work, I am committed to helping people overcome addictions to alcohol and drugs, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and other...
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Washington, Oregon

It is my belief that people find their problems to be oppressive and they desire relief from them. I work from a systemic perspective and believe that symptoms are created and sustained through habits, cycles, and through the meaning one makes of...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Washington

I offer compassionate and holistic counseling for people struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, shame, addiction, and relationship challenges. I believe struggle is part of the human experience that serves as a catalyst for healing and...
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Washington, Georgia

As a passionate therapist my aim is to increase each individual's well-being and mental health, to resolve or mitigate troublesome behaviors, thoughts, or emotions, and to improve relationships and social functioning. My goal is to empower my...
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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...
Laura Humpf
LMFT, C-IAYT
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Russ Silverberg
LPCMH 3, LPC
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Scottsdale, Arizona

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Arizona, Washington

Greetings! I’m Russ Silverberg. Professionally, I suppose I’m actually Russ Silverberg, DBH, MSC, NCC, LPC, LMHC. But ‘Dr. Russ’ is easier, right? Translating all those initials into English: • Doctor of Behavioral Health • Master of...
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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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Washington

I’m Jeffrey Jarrett, M.A., LMFT, and I am a therapist/counselor in Spokane. I attended UCLA and Pepperdine graduate school before finishing my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, Santa Barbara. As a pre-licensed intern...
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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...
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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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Washington

I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to treat anxiety, depression, and poor self-esteem. I also help process grief and how to move forward after a loss, help with difficult life transitions or relationship issues. I would love to help you...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Washington

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, working with couples, families, parenting, and individuals in Vancouver, Washington. I work collaboratively with clients to find their strengths and point out how to use those strengths to find...
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...
Ashlie Unruh
LCPC, MA, LMHC
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Idaho, Washington

During the Covid-19 crisis my office is closed, but I am still conducting sessions through telephone or secure video. I have journeyed with adults experiencing a wide variety of issues, in practice for 15+ years. Although I spend time exploring the...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Laura Garrett
LPC, NCC, CAC III
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Colorado, Washington

Laura Garrett is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado and Washington, a National Certified Counselor and Certified Addictions Counselor in Fort Collins Colorado. She has over 20 years of experience working with individuals,...
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Seattle, Washington

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Washington

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...
Joshua Gates
LMFT, MA
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Puyallup, Washington

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...

An Overview of Mental Health in Yakima, Washington

The Yakima Indian tribe named their original homeland “Yakima”, a tribal reference to fertility. Due to its rich, productive soil, Yakima enjoys worldwide status for its premium apple exportation. At about 155 million bushels annually, Washington’s apple industry produces over 61 percent of all apples grown in America.

As the 18th largest geographical state in the U.S., Washington’s population represents over 7.53 million people. The city of Yakima’s population of 93,667 makes it the 10th largest urban area in Washington. The nearest large metro area is Seattle, 110 miles distant.

Yakima’s Population Profile

The median age of Yakima residents is 32. Whites disproportionately represent 70,040 of the population while minority races make up the balance of 23,627 members, spread among Hispanics, African Americans, Alaskan and American Indians, Asians, and Pacific Islanders. English-only speakers in Yakima comprise 62.22 percent, and 37.78 percent are non-English speakers; of these, a 36.13 percent majority speak Spanish.

Disadvantages of the Poor, Unemployed and Under-educated in Yakima

The overall poverty rate of 22.86 percent in Yakima makes it difficult for residents to afford mental health treatment. The highest levels of poverty exist in non-White demographics. For those living below the poverty level, 30.23 percent are Hispanic, more than double the 15.01 percent who are White.

A contributory factor is that 10 percent of residents are unemployed. Higher education correlates with stronger employment levels. In Yakama, Washington:

  • 05 percent did not attend or finish high school
  • 57 percent graduated from high school
  • 16 percent received partial college training
  • 47 percent earned a college bachelor’s or higher degree

Difficulty Accessing Yakima Mental Health Services

The Yakima Herald reported a typical story of a Yakima man with PTSD trying to find services. In a state of crisis, he and a friend shuttled back and forth between a major mental health services provider and a local hospital. These facilities rejected him over and over for services he clearly needed. One center finally called for police intervention, and the man went to jail for three weeks.

Yakima’s mental health network is a patchwork of hospital psychiatric wards, ERs, private and state service providers, and law enforcement. Many variables make it difficult to allocate scarce resources in a helpful or timely manner. Paradoxically, care facilities fail to train admissions staff how to deal with disruptive behavior; they routinely send patients in crisis back out on the street.

Mental Health Is a Life-Threatening Risk

Washington’s suicide death rates are higher than in previous years, and suicide deaths continue to escalate. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention accumulated suicide statistics from 1999 to 2016 for each state in the country. In every state except Nevada, suicide rates rose. The CDC found the total U.S. suicide rate increased by 25.4 percent over the 17-year period, while Washington State’s suicide rate increased by 18.8 percent.

From 2014 to in 2016, the national suicide rate averaged 13.4 per 100,000 residents. Among people from ages 15 to 34 years old, the second leading cause of death is suicide.

The major challenge is getting help to those who need it before they reach crisis levels. Yakima’s over-stretched mental health resources cannot handle the demand for preventive services. Too many people are left on their own to deal with severe issues. Almost 25 percent of Washington residents are mentally ill. Treatment resources in Washington rank at nearly rock bottom among all U.S. states.

Mental Health Services are Vital for Yakima Residents

The number of total divorces in Yakima during 2016 was 24,499 or over 3 per 100,000 people; Yakima County reported 678 marriage dissolutions or slightly fewer than 3 per 100,000 people.

There is only 1 mental health provider available for every 360 people in Washington and 2 psychiatrists for every 100,000 people in Yakima County. 1 in 8 Washington state adults reports poor mental health while 1 in 3 of Washington state’s 10th Grade students self-report that they experience major depression.

Yakima Resources for Mental Health

It is finally possible to locate professional help. E-Counseling provides an outstanding directory of first-class, certified mental health services for Yakima, Washington citizens. No matter what psychological difficulties Yakima residents face, they can confidently search here for the right, affordable treatment.