Counseling in Tacoma, WA. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Affordable therapists near you in Tacoma, Washington will help you make the changes you want.


Paul Duke, MA, LMHC, S-PSB

Paul Duke, MA, LMHC, S-PSB

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

902 Market St. Suite 310, Tacoma, Washington 98402 | 206-317-1898

My practice works with individuals, couples, and families. Through years of experience, I’m confident that no problem is too great to overcome. I will help you address the issues you face, learn coping strategies and build deeper and stronger connections in your life.

Robert Olsen, MS, LMHC, CTT, PMP, CPLC

Robert Olsen, MS, LMHC, CTT, PMP, CPLC

Licensed Counselor & Certified Life Coach

3102 S. 23rd St, Tacoma, Washington 98405 | 253-355-6619

Rob and Dori Olsen started Marriage and Family Life over 26 years ago. We provide Couples Counseling, Life & Relationship Coaching, and Educational Services to couples, marriages, families, individuals, churches, and small businesses.

Olalla Recovery Centers

12851 Lala Cove Lane SE, Tacoma, Washington

Our mission is to change the lives of people affected by alcoholism and other chemical dependencies.

Parke Burgess, MA

Parke Burgess, MA

Psychotherapist

3503 N Cheyenne St, Tacoma, Washington 98407 | (253) 256-5133

I am committed to offering psychotherapy of the highest possible integrity, ensuring that you feel not only safe and supported in our therapeutic relationship but, more, that you feel free to explore even the most challenging parts of your own experience with me.

Carolyn Ratley, LMFT, CMHS

Carolyn Ratley, LMFT, CMHS

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

2002 65th Ave W, Tacoma, Washington 98466 | 206-588-5140

I feel honored to walk alongside adults, children and families; sharing their joys, fears, traumas, and dreams. I believe in the healing power of family and know that children and teens have a support system that is vital to aiding in their success.

Shawn Berthel, M.S., LCMHC

Shawn Berthel, M.S., LCMHC

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Life Path Counseling, PLLC - 2367 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma, Washington 98402 | 360-865-4852

My private practice offers individual, couple and family counseling services, as well as specialty services. I provide a safe place to discuss the issues that are important in your life. We work together to create strategies for better wellness and living.

Gary Mayne, MA, LMHCA

Gary Mayne, MA, LMHCA

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

1011 S L St. , Tacoma, Washington 98405 | 253-666-7485

At its best therapy is interactive and collaborative. I strive to provide a warm, safe, and respectful approach to therapy that is based on the goals, wants, and needs of each client. *Evening appointments available*.


Related Sites:
City of Tacoma, WA
Washington State Department of Health Mental Health Professions

Therapy Tacoma, WA

Counseling Lakewood, Fife, Auburn, Downtown Tacoma, Dupont, Ft Lewis, McChord

Tacoma, Washington is a growing city with a variety of attractions for children, teenagers, and adult family members alike. The diverse communities in the Theatre District are undergoing a real Renaissance, with the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts driving it all, as Downtown Tacoma strives to remake itself into the Heart of the City. The Tacoma Art Museum is a great place for families to enjoy an educational experience, while also creating memories to last a lifetime.1 Families with children should check out the hands on exhibits at the Children's Museum. Use all that great water around the city to go salt-water kayaking or scuba diving, or enjoy the wonders of nature by exploring forests, beaches, and breath-taking views in beautiful Fort Defiance Park. Galleries, theatres, gardens, and shorelines are just moments away, giving you and your family an endless amount of options.

Mental Health in Tacoma

The Peirce County Community Connections Division provides community members with a vast number of resources regarding local support groups. Groups meet for a variety of purposes, including Alzheimer's support, grief sharing, survivors of violence, and those recently divorced. Groups specifically for issues important to women are available, as are groups for those recovering from chemical dependency. Peirce County also provides a crisis hotline to those in an immediate emergency. That number can be reached at 253-396-5180.2

On any given night, almost 2,000 adults and children reside on the streets of Tacoma.3 There is growing concern to provide shelter to these people and offer support regarding mental health issues, which are highly common in homeless persons. Support for the homeless is provided by Catholic Community Services, which provides much-needed comfort, shelter, and protection to these individuals. This center provides a safe place to both men and women and caters to their mental health concerns by offering on-site mental health outreach and therapeutic services. To acquire further information, call 253-572-0131.4

Current Initiatives

The Youth Program Quality Initiative seeks to improve the quality and access to youth programming in the Tacoma area. The initiative supports youth programs that serve kids between the ages of 10-18 and focuses on strengthening after-school and summer programs so that youth have access to high quality, meaningful and relevant activities in the city. A special emphasis is placed on programs that are conducted on a group basis, rather than on an individual basis. For information about the initiative, call 253-383-5622.5


References

1. Wikipedia. (2017). Tacoma, WA. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tacoma,_Washington.
2. Peirce County Government. (2016). Support Groups. Retrieved from http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/index.aspx?NID=690#Mental Health.
3. City of Tacoma. (2017). Community Data Report. Retrieved from http://cms.cityoftacoma.org/hrhs/HSPC/2012CityofTacomaCommunityDataReport052112.pdf.
4. Catholic Community Services. (2017). Tacoma Avenue Shelters- Tacoma Washington. Retrieved from http://www.ccsww.org/site/PageServer?pagename=homeless_tacomaavenueshelter .
5. Greater Tacoma Community Foundation. (2017). Youth Program Quality Initiative. Retrieved from http://www.gtcf.org/youth-program-quality-initiative/.

Tacoma is located in Pierce County, Washington. It has a land area of 49.73 square miles and a water area of 12.68 square miles.  The population of Tacoma is 207,948 people with 79,026 households and a median annual income of $52,042. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Tacoma, WA

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Tacoma is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Tacoma therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Tacoma public health department.