This page is part of the Peace Heathens' Seattle Crisis Resource Directory.

Counseling/Mental Health

Crisis Clinic
24-hour crisis line: 1-866-4CRISIS (1-866-427-4747)

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.
Verified 03/2013

Washington Recovery Help Line
24-hour help line: 1-866-789-1511

24-hour crisis intervention and referral services for substance abuse, problem gambling and mental health. A state-wide service of the Crisis Clinic.
Verified 03/2013

Teen Link
6pm-10pm daily: 206-461-4922
6pm-10pm daily, toll-free: 1-866-TEENLINK (1-866-833-6546)

Staffed by teen volunteers trained by Crisis Clinic staff. Confidential. A service of the Crisis Clinic.
Verified 03/2013

Jewish Family Service
1601 16th Street; Seattle, WA 98122

Counseling and referrals, sliding scale.
Verified 03/2013

Lutheran Community Services Northwest
North Puget Sound Office

115 NE 100th Street, Suite 200; Seattle, WA 98125-8099

Offices throughout Washington and Oregon including Seattle, SeaTac and Tacoma. Sliding scale. Parenting classes, etc. through Family Support Center.
Verified 03/2013

Samaritan Center of Puget Sound
564 NE Ravenna Blvd.; Seattle, WA 98115

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.
Verified 03/2013

Wellspring Family Services Counseling Services
1191 Second Avenue, Suite 690; Seattle, WA 98101

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,
Verified 03/2013

Women's Therapy Referral Service
1914 North 34th St, Suite 405; Seattle, WA 98103

Personalized therapy referrals to women psychotherapists for women, men, and couples.
Verified 03/2013

Atlantic Street Center
2103 S. Atlantic St.; Seattle 98144

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.
Verified 03/2013

University District Youth Center
4516 15th Avenue NE; Seattle, WA 98105

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.
Verified 03/2013

Northwest Family Life
11320 Roosevelt Way NE; Seattle, WA 98125

Counseling for individuals, couples, groups. Sliding scale available. This is a Christian faith-based organization with a particular emphasis on domestic violence.
Verified 03/2013

206-774-2417 for office hours during inclement weather
TTY: 206-695-7609

3639 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S; Seattle, WA 98144

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.
Verified 03/2013

Seattle Indian Health Board
Leschi Center; 611 12th Avenue S., Suite 200; Seattle, WA 98144

Individual, couples and family counseling, crisis intervention, medications, and medication management and evaluation. Medicaid and Medicare, public and private insurance accepted, sliding scale.
Verified 03/2013

Children's Response Center
TDD: 425-688-5762

Overlake Hospital Medical Center East Building ; 1120 112th Ave NE, Suite 130; Bellevue, WA 98004

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, etc.
Verified 03/2013

University of Washington Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress,
Department of Psychology, University of Washington

location: Guthrie Annex II, 2nd Floor; University of Washington
mailing address: Box 351525; University of Washington | Seattle, WA 98195

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
Verified 03/2013

CARES: Collaborative Adolescent Research on Emotion and Suicide
206-221-CARE (206-221-2273)
3935 University Way; Seattle, WA 98195

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.
Verified 03/2013

Auburn Youth Resources
816 F Street SE; Auburn, WA 98002

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.
Verified 03/2013

1211 E. Alder St., Suite 360; Seattle, WA 98122

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 Administration.)
Verified 03/2013

Teaching clinics

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)
206-232-8404 Ext. 2
The Globe Building; 9725 SE 36th St. Ste 301; Mercer Island, WA 98040

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.
Verified 02/2013

Seattle Therapy Alliance
200 1st Avenue West, Suite #400; Seattle, WA 98119

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.
Verified 9/2011

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
Office at Fern Life Center: 410 Newport Way NW, Suite A; Issaquah, WA 98027-3116

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.
Verified 03/2013

Life Line Counselors
206-274-7861 Extension 701
200 1st Ave. West, Suite 400; Seattle, WA. 98103

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.
Verified 03/2013

Nystrom & Associates, Ltd.
206-467-5027 Seattle Office
Northway Square East: 2150 N 107th St., Suite 220; Seattle, 98133
425-454-1919 Bellevue office
I-405 Corporate Center: 301 116th Ave SE, Suite 105; Bellevue, WA 98004

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.

Verified 03/2013

Individual practitioners

The following Seattle-area individual practitioners offer sliding scale or equivalent accommodation for low-income patients.

Mara Applebaum, MA, RC
3136 E. Madison St., Suite 200; Seattle, WA 98112

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 available.
Verified 03/2013

Shannon Armitage, MA, CMHS
Center For Life Transitions, LLC

4703 S. Findlay St.; Seattle WA 98118

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.
Verified 03/2013

Paula S. Best, LMHC
406 Main Street, Suite 111B; Edmonds, WA 98020

Counseling for individuals and couples. Areas of focus: relational struggles, anxiety, depression, trauma and spiritual formation. Sliding fee available.
Verified 03/2013

Brigid Blume, MA, LMHCA
Activspace Building, 3400 Harbor Ave SW Suite 303, Seattle, WA 98146

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.
Verified 09/2014

Eric Candell, MA, LMHC
1817 Queen Anne Avenue N #413; Seattle, WA 98109

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.
Verified 03/2013

Kathyrn Chociej, MSW; Weeds to Wishes Counseling & Consulting
220 M St NE, Auburn, WA 98002

Counselor with a focus in transgender issues.

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.
Verified 04/2014

J Chu Therapy - Justin Chu, LMHC, CMHS, EMMHS
Two offices:
1812 East Madison St, #207; Seattle, WA 98122
901 Boren Avenue, Suite 1300; Seattle, WA 98104

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.
Verified 03/2013

Danielle Dufault, MA, LMFT
1817 Queen Anne Avenue North #407; Seattle, WA 98109

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 for details.
Verified 03/2013

Kara Edson, MS, LMHC
10740 Meridian Avenue N, Suite 104; Seattle, WA 98133

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.
Verified 03/2013

Tom Eggert, MA
2208 NW Market St., #315A; Seattle, WA 98107

Psychotherapy services to individuals, couples and families in the Seattle and general King County areas. Sliding scale available dependent on need.
Verified 03/2013

Emily Fortuna, MA, LMHCA
2319 N. 45th Street; Seattle, WA 98103

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.
Verified 03/2013

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.
Verified 11/2017s

Jay French, MA, LMHC
1429 North 45th Street; Seattle WA 98103

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.
Verified 03/2013

Sha'ari Garfinkel, LICSW, MT-BC, FAMI, OM
"Hummingbird Studio", near Delridge Way SW in West Seattle, call for location

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.
Verified 03/2013

Samantha Good, LICSW
2366 Eastlake Ave E; Seattle, WA 98102

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.
Verified 03/2013

Barbara Grote, Ph.D, licensed psychologist
1001 Broadway, Suite 313; Seattle, WA 98122

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.
Verified 03/2013

Jennifer E. Harris, MS, MFT
40 Lake Bellevue Drive, Suite 330; Bellevue, WA 98005

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.
Verified 03/2013

Patrick J. Hart M.S., M.A.
The Hart Center Mental Health

206-547-HELP (206-547-4357)

Psychotherapy, private addiction counseling, family intervention help for individuals, couples and families. Accepts insurance. Fees negotiable, call for more information.
Verified 03/2013

Julie Hendrickson, MA, LMHC
Seattle Psychotherapy Services, LLC

4105 East Madison Street, Suite 222; Seattle, WA  98112

Counseling for adults and adolescents. Individual and couples counseling. Accepts most insurance plans; fees negotiable, call for more information.
Verified 03/2013

Sara Hiatt, MA, LMFT
7812 Lake City Way N.E.; Seattle, WA 98115

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.
Verified 03/2013

Christopher M. Hibbeln, LMHC
9 Lake Bellevue Drive, Suite 214; Bellevue, WA 98005

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.
Verified 03/2013

Roy Hodgson, MA, CMHS
1818 Westlake Ave North #224; Seattle, WA 98109

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.
Verified 03/2013

Shelly Huffman, MA, LMHC
600 1st Av, Suite 238; Seattle, WA 98104

Affordable counseling for individuals, couples, and children. Specializing in relationship issues, spiritual issues, creative blocks, depression, anxiety, and sexual/emotional abuse trauma.
Verified 03/2013

Diane Jhueck, MA
Seattle: 206-706-2694
2611 NE 125th Street, #102; Seattle, WA 98125

Whidbey: 360-239-4564
Central Avenue Professional Suites; Clinton, WA

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.
Verified 03/2013

Jennifer Lee LICSW, CMHS
Two locations:
9500 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 206; Seattle, WA 98115
15600 Redmond Way, Suite 201; Redmond, WA 98052

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.
Verified 03/2013

Nicole Lincoln, MA, LMHCA
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.
Verified 06/2013

Wendy Maurer, MA, LMHC
1812 E Madison St. #105; Seattle, WA 98122

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.
Verified 03/2013

Lori McConnell MS, LMHC, CMHS
3453 California Ave SW; Seattle, WA 98116

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.
Verified 03/2013

Katrina Mercer, MA, LMHC
14535 Bel-Red Road, Bldg B, Suite 202; Bellevue, WA 98019

Individual, couples, and family counseling. Specializing in eating and anxiety disorders, relationship issues. Bisexual, gay, lesbian, transsexual, transgendered or questioning clients welcome. Sliding scale.
Verified 03/2013

Ginny Miller, MA, LMHC
119 Pelly Avenue North; Renton, WA 98052

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.
Verified 03/2013

Ruthie Neilson LMHC
206-949-0381 (call or text)
University Business Center, 4500 9th Ave. NE; Seattle, WA 98105

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.
Verified 10/2014

Megan O'Laughlin, MSW-LICSW
Bluebird Counseling and Wellness LLC

Two locations
24001 56th Ave W Unit D404L; Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
2319 N 45th St #107; Seattle, WA 98103

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.
Verified 03/2013

Colleen O’Rollins, Turning Wheel Counseling
129 12th Ave, #B; Seattle, WA 98122

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.
Verified 07/2014

Jennifer Patterson, MA, LMFT
Medical Dental Building, 509 Olive Way, Suite 1025; Seattle, WA 98101

Located Downtown. 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.
Verified 03/2013

Phil Prothero, MA, MDIV
Redeeming Stories

Two locations:
Campus Office Park, 1611 116th Ave NE, Suite 116; Bellevue, WA 98004
2722 Colby Ave, Suite 721; Everett WA 98201

Counseling for individuals and couples. Specializing in sexual addiction therapy. Sliding scale available.
Verified 03/2013

Seattle Counseling and Therapy
901 Boren Avenue, Suite 1300; Seattle, WA 98104

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.
Verified 03/2013

Meira Shupack, MSW LICSW
Alder Grove Healing Arts Center; 4010 Stone Way N, Suite 300; Seattle, WA 98103

Provides a mind-body psychotherapy approach to deal with depression, anxiety, stress, transitions, trauma. Teens and adults; limited sliding scale available.
Verified 03/2013

Ellen M. Rugg, M.Psych, MSW, LICSW
4511 Densmore Avenue North, Suite B; Seattle, WA 98103

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.
Verified 03/2013

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.
Verified 03/2013

Noreen J. Wedman, M.S.
Seattle Circle of Healing

3rd Ave. West & West Raye; Seattle, WA 98119

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."
Verified 03/2013

Weeds to Wishes Counseling & Consulting - Kathyrn Kemp Chociej, MSW, SWAICL
220 M St NE, Auburn, WA 98002

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.
Verified 03/2014

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This page last modified: September 20, 2022
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