Richard VanCleave, MA, LMHC

Richard VanCleave View Specialties

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • Online anywhere in WA, Seattle, Washington, 98115
  • Phone: (360) 401-3051
  • Send A Message To Richard.
  • Session Fees: I accept private pay and several insurances. The private pay fee is $120 per session. With insurance, I accept the contracted rate from the insurer and you are only responsible for deductibles or co-pays..
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Phone, Webcam

Are you looking for an experienced counselor to help you navigate life’s challenges? With few exceptions, most people benefit from a short-term, solution-focused approach to therapy. Counseling is about healing, gaining tools to deal with life’s obstacles, and moving on with the rest of your life.

I have worked in the counseling field for over 25 years. I help people with a variety of problems, including stress, anxiety, perfectionism, people pleasing, life transitions, relationship patterns, communication, grief, and more.

No one chooses to get stuck. Sometimes our attempts to deal with a problem made sense in the past but are no longer working. I will provide a safe, respectful environment where you and I will move at your pace as we work together to learn new ways to fully engage in life and live by the values important to you.

Because there is no one approach to therapy that works for everyone, I use a variety of evidence-based approaches to help you move toward better balance in your feelings, actions, and relationships.

I currently provide counseling online through secure Zoom. Online counseling with a private therapist is carried out in the same manner as in-person counseling. Some of the benefits of this approach include its effectiveness based on numerous studies, ease of use (no driving to appointments), and its privacy. Insurance covers counseling both online and in-person. Private therapy using this format should not be confused with some of the “big box” therapy corporations that use a subscription model. This is actual counseling between you and the therapist.

You can go to or send me a message via the online form or email to learn more about my approach and how counseling might benefit you. I have a section that describes what to expect from therapy and how the process works. I accept insurance from several carriers. I also accept private pay clients. The decision to use insurance or not is up to you, and you’ll also find a page on my website to help you make that decision.

Whatever your reason for seeking counseling, I’m glad you’ve decided to take this first step.

Note: While I enjoy working with individuals from all faiths (or no faith at all), I do have a Christian worldview and offer Christian counseling to those interested. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Richard VanCleave Reaches

Tacoma WA