This page is part of the Peace Heathens' Seattle Crisis Resource Directory.
24-hour counseling for persons in crisis. Confidential.
Besides the crisis line, the Community Information Line
(1-800-621-4636, or simply 2-1-1 in Seattle/King County) 8 am - 6 pm Monday-Friday, is
probably the best all-purpose referral number in Seattle.
Washington Recovery Help Line
24-hour crisis intervention and referral services for substance abuse,
problem gambling and mental health. A state-wide service of the Crisis Clinic.
Staffed by teen volunteers trained by Crisis Clinic staff. Confidential.
A service of the Crisis Clinic.
Jewish Family Service
Counseling and referrals, sliding scale.
Lutheran Community Services Northwest
Offices throughout Washington and Oregon including Seattle,
SeaTac and Tacoma. Sliding scale. Parenting classes, etc. through
Samaritan Center of Puget Sound
Formerly Presbyterian Counseling Service.
Faith-integrative (Christian) counseling for individuals,
couples and families. Twenty locations in Seattle, Bellevue
and the Eastside, South King County, Pierce, and Kitsap Counties.
Accepts a number of insurance plans and fee assistance.
Wellspring Family Services Counseling Services
Counseling for individuals, couples, families, and children. Counseling for emotional problems: stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, conflicts resulting from cross-cultural relationships, grief and loss, parenting, aging, loneliness, and transitions. Daytime and evening appointments, most insurance plans, reduced fees.
Offices downtown and in north, south, and west Seattle, as well as
Bellevue and Redmond. Call 206-524-9055 for more information,
Women's Therapy Referral Service
Personalized therapy referrals to women psychotherapists for women, men, and
Atlantic Street Center
Programs for low-income children, youth and families of color in Seattle’s
central and southeast neighborhoods.
Therapists provide mental health counseling for youth and families dealing with
difficult issues: depression, divorce, trauma recovery, unstable life situations,
domestic violence, loss and abuse. Atlantic Street Center services are free to participants.
University District Youth Center
On-site individual mental health, drug, and alcohol counseling for
at-risk, runaway, homeless and street-involved youth, 13-22.
All services free by appointment.
Northwest Family Life
Formerly Asian Counseling and Referral Service.
Variety of mental health services including case management and psychiatric evaluation.
Medicaid, Basic Health, and selected private insurances, including Group Health,
Molina and Regence Blue Shields. Sliding scale, free to those who meet income guidelines.
Also has an office in Bellevue.
Seattle Indian Health Board
Individual, couples and family counseling, crisis intervention, medications,
and medication management and evaluation. Medicaid and Medicare,
public and private insurance accepted, sliding scale.
Children's Response Center
Serves children and youth under 18 years old in East and North King County who have been victims of sexual assault, abuse, crime and/or traumatic events and their non-offending family members; also children and youth who display sexual behavior problems. Services include crisis intervention, abuse- and trauma-specific therapy, legal/medical/systems advocacy, and referrals.
You can also contact them if you are concerned that a child or youth may have been sexually abused/assaulted, and would like to discuss your concerns with someone.
Also other related services: education about early identification and prevention of
child abuse and sexual assault, support services for families after the death of a loved one,
University of Washington Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress,
This program has a federal
grant through 2015 to conduct research and treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder
(PTSD). Because they receive funding for their research, they are able to
offer no-cost services to eligible individuals who are experiencing
trauma-related problems. Individuals who are 18 years or older may be
eligible for this research study that offers 10 weeks of counseling or
counseling plus medication. For more information, call 206-685-3617 or visit website
CARES: Collaborative Adolescent Research on Emotion and Suicide
University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital have a federal grant to conduct research and
provide treatment for adolescents (13-18) with a history of self-injury.
6 months of individual and group treatment available at no cost for eligible teens. Parental and teen consent is required and
parent/guardian/adult participation is required.
Auburn Youth Resources
Individual and family counseling as well as anger management course for children and
youth ages 5 -19. Accept Medicaid and insurance, sliding fee scale available.
Also has office in Enumclaw.
Group counseling for youth who have been violent at home, and support and education
for victimized parents. Safety planning with youth and parents when the youth is being
released from juvenile detention on a domestic violence charge. Community education
about adolescent domestic violence with family members. Call 206-296-7841 to make an
appointment for an intake interview. (Part of the King Count Department of Judicial
Teaching clinics can be a relatively low-cost counseling option, but they are generally not covered by health insurance. If you are insured, then these are probably not your best deal, but if you are uninsured they may be.
Lampson Psychology Training Center (LPTC)
Low cost counseling services provided by supervised student interns or practicum students from Northwest University for those who are underinsured, uninsured or cannot afford therapy. Counseling for children, adults, couples, and families who are experiencing anxiety or depression, have an eating disorder, or have a history of childhood sexual abuse or trauma. The LPTC does not accept or bill insurance.
Seattle Therapy Alliance
Affordable counseling for women "individually or together with their loved ones." Specializing in issues related to women such as depression, anxiety,
grief and loss, addiction, trauma, relationships, parenting and overall
emotional health. Women are eligible for low-cost counseling regardless of
level of income. Cost ranges from $30-50 per session. Training clinic: unable to submit claims to insurance companies.
Non-institutional group practices
The following Seattle-area non-institutional group practices offer sliding scale or equivalent accommodation for low-income patients.
Eastside Family Renewal Service
Individual and group treatment options for: anxiety and depression, substance abuse, parent training, child and adolescent well-being, couples therapy and Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT). Online assesments, flexible scheduling. Contact office for information on
interest-free payment plans.
Life Line Counselors
Individual, relational, and crisis outreach/management with for issues
such as depression, general and social anxiety, life transitions such
as divorce, loss of job, bi-polar, grief and loss, dating and relationships,
trauma, and PTSD. Sliding scale may be available. Queen Anne location.
Nystrom & Associates, Ltd.
Individual, couple, and family therapy for adults and children. Also psychiatric
services, psychological testing, and dietician services.Clinicians with different
specialties such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, eating disorders, women's issues,
chemical dependency. All insurance
accepted; sliding scale available.
The following Seattle-area individual practitioners offer sliding scale or equivalent accommodation for low-income patients.
Mara Applebaum, MA, RC
Individual therapy for such issues as depression,
social anxiety, life transitions (phase-of-life changes,
marriage, divorce, job loss, etc.), singlehood/couplehood/family dynamics; mother/daughter issues; personal identity. Sliding scale may be
Shannon Armitage, MA, CMHS
Individual, couple, and family therapy and parent coaching.
Preparing for marriage, becoming parents through birth or adoption, coping with postpartum challenges, introducing a new sibling, coping with behavioral challenges or the effects of mood disorders, and coping with grief or loss. Evening/weekend and in-home appointments available. Sliding-fee option.
Paula S. Best, LMHC
Counseling for individuals and couples. Areas of focus:
relational struggles, anxiety, depression, trauma and spiritual formation.
Sliding fee available.
Brigid Blume, MA, LMHCA
Art therapy counseling for adolescents, adults and children. Group and individual sessions offered.
Specializing in anxiety, autism, depression, learning disabilities and transition. Art therapy can be used
to support coping skills, frustration tolerance, growth, learning, relaxation and wellness.
Located near west end of the West Seattle bridge. A few sliding fee scale slots are available upon request.
Eric Candell, MA, LMHC
Individual counseling, couples counseling, group therapy, and
assessments. Sliding scale may be available. His
web site has some useful
information about selecting a therapist, etc.
Kathyrn Chociej, MSW; Weeds to Wishes Counseling & Consulting
Free monthly therapy group for teens, study room 4 at the Auburn Public Library the first Tuesday evening of every month, 6:00-7:30 p.m., beginning Tuesday May 6. Intent is to have between five and nine teens participating in each group. Contact for further details.
J Chu Therapy - Justin Chu, LMHC, CMHS, EMMHS
Counseling for adult and adolescent individuals, couples, and families. Specialties include anxiety disorders, adolescents, trauma, addiction, parent coaching, and couples/family struggles. Free initial 20-minute consultation. Sliding scale and student rates.
Danielle Dufault, MA, LMFT
Individual, couples, family and group counseling. Also sexual assault therapy groups for adolescents and adults dealing with recent or past incest, sexual abuse or rape and related issues; grief and loss therapy groups for adolescents and adults.
Groups start several times a year and run for fixed periods. Phone, or email Info@DanielleDufault.com for details.
Kara Edson, MS, LMHC
Mental health counseling for adolescents, young adults,
parents, and families, addressing issues of depression, anxiety,
relationship problems, abuse, and parent-teen conflict.
Also specializes in working with adolescent/young adult
females with patterns of self-destructive behavior and with
pregnant/parenting teens. Sliding scale, insurance.
Tom Eggert, MA
Psychotherapy services to individuals, couples and families in the Seattle and general King County areas. Sliding scale available dependent on need.
Emily Fortuna, MA, LMHCA
Individual counseling for anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, and self-exploration. Premarital therapy and relationship counseling for any and all couples dealing with issues concerning conflict, communication, sexual difficulties, and more. Wallingford location. Sliding fee scale available.
Gina Frank, MSW, LSWAIC
Practice focused exclusively on substance use disorders. Located on the East Side, in Redmond.
Sliding scale available for those in financial need.
Jay French, MA, LMHC
Counseling and psychotherapy for individual and couples.
Life, work, and relationship problems; depression and anxiety.
Specializing in trauma and cross-cultural issues. Sliding fee may be available.
Sha'ari Garfinkel, LICSW, MT-BC, FAMI, OM
Music-centered psychotherapy for depression, anxiety & stress, grief and loss, domestic violence, trauma, emotional responses to medical issues, integrative cancer care. Experience working with adults and adolescents. Sliding scale and workshop scholarships available.
Call for more information and location of studio.
Samantha Good, LICSW
Specializes in child, adolescent, and family therapy with an approach that is informed by psychodynamic and family systems theories. Sliding scale fee for those in need of accomodation.
Barbara Grote, Ph.D, licensed psychologist
Counseling for individual adults, adolescents, and children,
and couples counseling. General practice with specialties
in depression, relationship issues, poor self esteem, anxiety,
abuse, and loss (grief, divorce, job loss). Psychological
evaluations. Insurance accepted. Sliding scale available.
Jennifer E. Harris, MS, MFT
Adlerian marriage and family therapist; works with individuals, couples, families, and groups
of all ages and cultures. Located in Bellevue near Overlake Hospital.
Sliding scale available.
Patrick J. Hart M.S., M.A.
Psychotherapy, private addiction counseling, family intervention help for individuals, couples and families. Accepts insurance. Fees negotiable, call for more information.
Julie Hendrickson, MA, LMHC
Counseling for adults and adolescents. Individual and couples counseling.
Accepts most insurance plans; fees negotiable, call for more information.
Sara Hiatt, MA, LMFT
Individual, couples and family counseling for adults, adolescents and
children. Located in the Maple Leaf/North Roosevelt area. Specialties
include depression,divorce/separation adjustment, blending families after
re-marriage/re-partnering, and behavior and mood problems in teens and
children. First Choice, Regence/Blue Cross, Uniform Medical and several “out-of-network” insurance agencies, some sliding scale fee spots are available on a limited basis.
Christopher M. Hibbeln, LMHC
Counseling for children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Treatment for anxiety, depression, difficulties in school, and families in conflict. Specializes in working with children with oppositional, aggressive, or self-harming disorders. Additional specialization in working with families in severe crisis. Philosophy of care is cognitive behavioral, with an emphasis on growth and learning. Provides additional skills for parents of children with special needs. Evenings and weekends available. Sliding scale available.
Roy Hodgson, MA, CMHS
Individual, couple, and family therapist. General practice with specialties in trauma/medical recovery, depression, anxiety, children, and adjustment to divorce/separation. Some evening and weekend appointments. Sliding scale available.
Shelly Huffman, MA, LMHC
Affordable counseling for individuals, couples, and children. Specializing in relationship issues, spiritual issues, creative blocks, depression, anxiety, and sexual/emotional abuse trauma.
Diane Jhueck, MA
Counseling for people dealing with fear, anger, sadness, including grief over the loss of a beloved human or pet; people who need to make better choices in intimate partners; people struggling with sexual preference (GLBT friendly therapist); trying to control their reactions to things. Works with adults, adolescents and couples. Sliding scale.
Jennifer Lee LICSW, CMHS
Individual and Family therapy with children (including play therapy with younger children), adolescents and adults.
Issues addressed include: healing from abuse, divorce, school difficulties, domestic violence, behavioral problems, anxiety and depression. Some sliding scale appointments available.
180 Nickerson St., Suite 303; Seattle, WA 98109
Affordable therapy for individual adolescents, adults, and college
students. Areas of focus: personal growth and development, stress
management, life transitions, self-esteem, values clarification, and loss
and grief. A reduced rate may be available
to accommodate those with financial need.
Wendy Maurer, MA, LMHC
Mental health evaluations for those involved with the legal system or otherwise. Counseling for depression, anxiety, childhood abuse, trauma and relationships issues. Premera Blue Cross, First Choice Health, Value Options, United Healthcare and other insurance accepted. Sliding scale available for uninsured.
Lori McConnell MS, LMHC, CMHS
Counseling for youth and families, covering a variety of issues including trauma, transitions, developmental delays, anger, grief, anxiety, depression, and healthy dating relationships. Parenting and teen groups and classes. Sliding fee scale for youth and families.
Katrina Mercer, MA, LMHC
Individual, couples, and family counseling. Specializing in eating and anxiety disorders, relationship issues. Bisexual, gay, lesbian, transsexual, transgendered or questioning clients welcome. Sliding scale.
Ginny Miller, MA, LMHC
Counseling for individual adults, couples and families. Specialties include crisis intervention, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction, abuse, infidelity, mood disorders and anxiety disorders. Accepts insurance. Sliding scale available.
Ruthie Neilson LMHC
Affordable counseling for children, families and individual adults. Areas of speciality include bereavement,
depression/anxiety, life transitions, adjustment to divorce, adjustment to difficult medical diagnosis,
sudden/unexpected loss, art/play therapy for kids, parenting problems, family conflict.
Free 30-minute initial phone consult available. Sliding fee available.
Megan O'Laughlin, MSW-LICSW
Counseling and therapy for children, teens and families. Utilizing a
family systems and cognitive behavioral approach for issues stemming
from trauma and abuse, relational challenges, grief and loss, behavioral
concerns, depression and anxiety. Evening and weekend appointments
available. Sliding scale and insurance available.
Colleen O’Rollins, Turning Wheel Counseling
Art therapy integrated into couple, family and individual counseling.
Specializing in families in transition, learning disabilities, and working with teens.
Located in Capitol Hill. Sliding scale available upon request.
Jennifer Patterson, MA, LMFT
Counseling for children, adults, and families with experiences of sexual abuse, anger, anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Bipolar, ADHD, relationship challenges, self-injury, and life transitions. Art therapy may be used as a nonverbal alternative or addition to the process. A reduced rate may be available to accommodate those with financial need.
Phil Prothero, MA, MDIV
Counseling for individuals and couples. Specializing in sexual addiction
therapy. Sliding scale available.
Seattle Counseling and Therapy
Individual and group therapy, parent coaching (married and divorced families), social skills & friendship groups. Extensive experienceworking with adults and children with autism and their families. First Session free. Sliding scale available.
Meira Shupack, MSW LICSW
Provides a mind-body psychotherapy approach to deal with depression, anxiety, stress, transitions, trauma.
Teens and adults; limited sliding scale available.
Ellen M. Rugg, M.Psych, MSW, LICSW
Individual, couples & group psychotherapy. Twice yearly offers "Putting the past Behind: Sexual Abuse Recovery", a small, confidential therapy group for women who've experienced sexual abuse in childhood. Maintains one space each group for low income client. Insurance, private pay. Preferred provider for Washington Women in Need.
Cristien Storm, M.A. MHP
Counseling individuals, relationships of all configurations (married, partners, poly, open), families. Trainings and groups. All genders, gender identities,
and orientations welcome; kink/poly and sex-worker friendly. Medicaid, sliding scale available.
Noreen J. Wedman, M.S.
Individual counseling for victims of abuse, crime, and natural disasters. Healing from verbal and other forms of emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and physical abuse, PTSD. Circle of Healing Group: a group for people healing from an abusive relationship (parent or partner) with an emphasis on emotional abuse; a holistic approach, covering all aspects of healing from abuse, and teaching skills to "reclaim your life."
Weeds to Wishes Counseling & Consulting - Kathyrn Kemp Chociej, MSW, SWAICL
Individual and group therapy for adults and youth.
Counseling help for: anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, career decisions, abuse, trauma, gender,
sexuality, relationships. Emphasis on supporting LGBT community, specifically gender-variant youth.
Sliding scale appointments available.
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