If you are looking for mental health help, there are many options available in the community! Scroll below for mental health resources that may come in handy.
Please note that by using Rise Psychology's website and this resource list, you herein agree to Rise Psychology's website terms. This list of resources is not all-inclusive and not an endorsement of providers and organizations that are listed, and your use of information provided on this list does not constitute a professional relationship with or a referral from Rise Psychology.
In addition to this resource list, you may wish to consult other resources including your doctor or other trusted professionals, your state’s psychological or psychiatric association, or local university psychology or psychiatry departments. Always inquire about the credentials of any practitioner before choosing a therapist or psychiatric provider.
TIPS FOR FINDING A MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDER:
You can call your insurance for a list of insurance-covered psychotherapists or counselors.
You can ask your primary medical care provider for referrals to local counselors and/or psychiatrists (medication treatment providers).
You can search online therapist directories for counselors & therapists near you. Here are a few examples:
You may search specifically for psychologists using www.findapsychologist.org.
To find providers who offer psychiatric medication management, you may also call your insurance for information about psychiatry referrals, ask your primary medical care provider for a referral, and/or search www.psychiatrists.psychologytoday.com .
Local & National Crisis Hotlines
If there is a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.
For all other mental health crises in Washington, please call the Behavioral Health Organization (BHO) crisis line for your county.
Crisis Lines for other Washington state counties can be found at: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/bha/division-behavioral-health-and-recovery/state-mental-health-crisis-lines . Visit the Washington State Department of Health website for more helpful information about crisis resources
King County Crisis Clinic 24 hour hotline:
24 hour phone hotline: 1-866-427-4747 or 206-461-3222
Description: "Crisis Clinic offers telephone-based crisis intervention and information and referrals to community services for youth and adults in Seattle-King County, WA. We offer emotional support to those in crisis or considering suicide through our 24-Hour Crisis Line. For youth we offer Teen Link, a teen answered help line. King County 2-1-1 offers information and referrals to community services based on our database of more than 5,000 services. The Washington Recovery Help Line is a state wide service offering emotional support and linkage to substance abuse, problem gambling and mental health services to anyone in Washington State. Our Washington Warm Line is a peer-answered help line for people living with mental health challenges." (Source: Crisis Clinic website)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
24 Hour Phone Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Description: "This 24-hour hotline (1-800-273-8255), and 150 associated crisis centers around the country, support languages spoken by refugees and other vulnerable populations. The interpretation services are available in all States at no cost to the refugee. Languages include Arabic, Burmese, Chin, Kinyarwanda, Kayah (also known as Karenni), Sgaw Karen (also known as Karen or Po Karen), Somali, Swahili, and many other languages." (Source: NSPL website)
Safe Place 24 Hour Youth Crisis Hotline:
Youth Crisis Phone Hotline: 1-800-422-8336
Description: "Offers access to immediate help and safety for youth ages 12-17 in crisis. A youth may call the hotline or walk into a facility displaying the Safe Place sign to request help, such as reconnecting with a parent/guardian or finding shelter. Safe Place is a national youth outreach and prevention program for young people in need of immediate help and safety. As a community-based program, Safe Place designates businesses and organizations as Safe Place locations, making help readily available to youth in communities across the country. Locations include: libraries, YMCA’s fire stations, public buses, various businesses, and social service facilities." (Source: Safe Place website)
King County Sexual Assault Resource Center:
24-Hour Resource Line: 888.998.6423
Description: "KCSARC is a victim-advocacy organization that provides critical support, tools, and direct services to children, teens, women and men who are victims of sexual assault. KCSARC works with clients of all ages and from all backgrounds. Every hour of the day, KCSARC has trained advocates ready to help you via its 24-Hour Resource Line. You can get help by calling 888.99.VOICE. Our advocates will answer your call, provide crisis intervention, information and referrals, and on-going support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week." (Source: KCSARC website)
The National Domestic Violence Hotline
24 Hour Hotline: 800-799-7233 or 800-787-3224 (TTY)
Description: The National Domestic Violence Hotline "provides confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. [Their] database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and [their] Language Line offers translations in 170+ different language" (Source: NDVH Website)
Washington Recovery Helpline: 24-Hour Help for Substance Abuse, Problem Gambling & Mental Health
Description: “The WA Helpline is a service of Crisis Clinic, is a 24-hour crisis intervention and referral line for those struggling with issues related to mental health, substance abuse, and problem gambling. Professionally trained volunteers and staff provide confidential support and referrals to detox, treatment, and recovery support groups” (Source: WA Helpline website)
ONLINE DIRECTORIES & EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES:
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Description: "NAMI is a national advocacy organization that offers classes and support groups at no cost to those who need them, connecting people with shared experiences and providing guidance on how to navigate a complex mental health system" (Source: NAMI website)
Washington State Psychological Association:
Description: This website contains an online tool for looking up licensed psychologists throughout the state of Washington when you click on “Locate a Psychologist”
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Description: This website offers up to date information about anxiety and related disorders, and has a helpful "Find a Therapist" tool to help you find a therapist specializing in treating anxiety and related disorders. "The ADAA is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety and related disorders." (Source: ADAA website)
International OCD Foundation
Description: This website offers detailed information about OCD and related disorders, and has a resource directory for therapists who work with OCD and related issues.
Description: If you are looking for a therapist who works with suicide prevention, HelpPRO connects people experiencing depression, suicidal thoughts, suicide bereavement and many other mental health issues to qualified care.
National Eating Disorder Association
Description: “NEDA's Information and Referral Helpline is a great place to start if you are contemplating getting help or already know that it is what you need, as we are equipped with the necessary resources to help you find treatment, support groups and research studies that can be of assistance. We also have a variety of programs designed to provide personal support to individuals who are suffering and family members who are supporting a loved one with an eating disorder. From insurance issues to loss support to recovery maintenance, NEDA has programs and resources that can help” (Source: NEDA website)
Toll-free Information and Referral Helpline: 1-800-931-2237
Local Low-Cost COUNSELING & MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES:
ASIAN COUNSELING AND REFERRAL SERVICE (SEATTLE AND BELLEVUE OFFICES)
Description: Counseling for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community youth and adults, as well as other wellness services, including psychiatry/medication management, acupuncture, and referrals. whether immigrant, refugee or American-born.
ANTIOCH COMMUNITY COUNSELING & PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES (LOW COST/SLIDING SCALE)
Description: "Provides comprehensive family counseling services to the entire community for all ages and incomes." Offers individual, couples, family, group therapy; art, play therapy; clinical consultation; assessments.
ALLIANCE COMMUNITY PSYCHOTHERAPY CLINIC (LOW COST)
Description: "The Alliance Community Psychotherapy Clinic is a project of the Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study. The clinic’s primary mission is to make psychoanalytic psychotherapy available to members of our community who would otherwise not be able to afford it."
WELLSPRING FAMILY SERVICES (LOW COST/SLIDING SCALE)
Description: Mental health counseling, multicultural counseling & family counseling. Three established branches in Seattle, Redmond, and Bellevue, with daytime and evening appointments available. Services are covered by most insurance plans. Reduced fees are available at their Neighborhood Centers. These locations also accommodate standard fee/insurance covered clients.
CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICES (SLIDING SCALE)
Description: Counseling for individuals, couples and families.
CONSEJO COUNSELING AND REFERRAL FOR THE LATINO COMMUNITY, SEATTLE
Description: Consejo Counseling offers comprehensive behavioral health services to the Latino community of Washington, including outpatient mental health for children, youth, and adults, substance abuse disorder programs, domestic violence programs, complementary medicine services, and transitional housing services.
SOUND MENTAL HEALTH
Description: Sound Mental Health provides comprehensive services, including mental health, substance abuse and behavioral health services.
SAMARITAN CENTER OF PUGET SOUND, SEATTLE (SLIDING SCALE)
Description: Samaritan provides spiritually integrative, affordable counseling for individuals, couples and families in 14 locations in Seattle, Shoreline, Bellevue and South King County. In addition to counseling, they offer mediation services, support groups, education and consultation. This includes professional education for working therapists, consultation with clergy and congregations, as well as classes for churches and community organizations.
PSYCHOTHERAPY COOPERATIVE (LOW COST/SLIDING SCALE)
Description: "The therapists of the Psychotherapy Cooperative work individually with adults who experience depression or discouragement, problems with self-esteem or anxiety, difficulty with life transitions and other issues influencing the quality of life."
SEATTLE COUNSELING SERVICE FOR SEXUAL MINORITIES
Description: Counseling services specializing in serving gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people & counseling for persons with mental illnesses.
Phone: (206) 323-1768
CHILD/ADOLESCENT COUNSELING RESOURCES:
THE CHILD ANXIETY CENTER AT EBTCS
Description: The Child Anxiety Center is a multidisciplinary specialty center devoted to the treatment of anxious children, adolescents and families. They offer individual therapy for children, teens, provide parent coaching and individual therapy for parents, and prescribe medication when indicated.
Phone: (206) 374-0109
CHILD AND TEEN THERAPY PROGRAM AT SEATTLE PSYCHOLOGY
Description: The Child and Teen Therapy Program at Seattle Psychology includes assessment and school interventions; emotional and behavioral regulation skills training; and individual, parent and family therapies. Locations are in Wallingford and Lower Queen Anne.
Phone: (206) 420-4701 (Wallingford) and (206) 420-4701 (Queen Anne)
PSYCHIATRY AND BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE PROGRAM AT SEATTLE CHILDREN'S
Description: Seattle Children’s Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine team specializes in providing short-term, evidence-based care for children and teens. Please reference their website for conditions treated and services offered.
MINDFUL THERAPY GROUP
Description: Mindful Therapy Group has a number of independent psychologists and therapists that offer treatment for various issues. They have multiple providers that treat children and adolescents, as well as many providers that treat adults. They have locations in North Seattle, Mountlake Terrace, and Southcenter.
Phone: 425-640-7009 ext. 1
DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY (DBT) Program RESOURCES:
THE PSYCHOTHERAPY CLINIC AT HARBORVIEW
Description: The Psychotherapy Clinic of University Washington at Harborview has offered DBT programs for over 20 years for those with borderline personality disorder, self-harm or suicidal behavior.
THE DBT CENTER OF SEATTLE
Description: DBT programs for adults, adolescents and families struggling with various struggles related to emotion dysregulation, including but not limited to borderline personality disorder.
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Washington Information Resource Network
Phone: Dial 2-1-1 or 800-621-4636; TTY 206-461-3610; 7-1-1 Relay, or
Description: The Washington Information Network 2-1-1 (WIN 211) – a coalition of existing local providers of information and referral services and local United Ways from every region of the state