Therapist Referrals

I want you to find the therapist that is right for you. As much as I would love to work with you, I know that I only have a limited number of spots and it is not always the right fit. Here are some other amazing therapist I would highly recommend. 

Ash Choi, LMHCA

Seattle- Capitol Hill neighborhood


Primary Focus/Concentration:Teens (13+), LGBTQ Individuals, Eating Disorders/Disordered Eating, Body Image, Anxiety, Gender and Sexual Identity Development, Family Transitions/Divorce

Primary Focus/Concentration:Out of network


Avery Fisher, LMHC

Seattle - Capitol Hill neighborhood

(206) 852-9992

Primary Focus/Concentration: Trauma treatment within a social justice framework, utilizing Somatic Experiencing and Ecotherapy

Important Identity Notes: I'm a queer, transgender, white therapist in my early 30's. I use he, him, and plural pronouns. 

Insurance/Fees:None at this time because I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate. I do have a great sliding fee scale.


Brandy Parris PhD

226 Summit Ave E, Seattle WA 98102 (Capitol Hill)

(206) 550-1479

Primary Focus/Concentration:Buddhist Psychotherapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, attachment-based, Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Transpersonal, adolescents, adults, couples, PTSD, depression and anxiety, relationships and sexuality, domestic/dating violence, sexual violence/CSA, life transitions, self-esteem and social anxiety, compulsive behaviors, mind-body connection, LGBTQ life and identity, polyamory and non-monogamy, coming out, spirituality, healing from emotional, sexual and physical abuse, healing from or coping with narcissistic individuals at home or work, academic life, academic struggles, artistic and creative blocks, accessing your creative self, perfectionism, work-life balance, Type A personality stressors, healing form involvement with fundamentalist, restrictive religious or cult group

Insurance/Fees:Currently does not accept insurance, but many insurance companies will reimburse clients some portion of the fee, $100 per hour.


Carlo Quedado, LICSW, MSW

19125 North Creek Parkway, Suite 120 
Bothell, WA 98011


Christina Malecka MA, LMHC

1904 Third Ave, Suite 609, Seattle WA 98101 (Downtown)

(206) 414-8251

Primary Focus/Concentration: Feminist Therapy, EMDR, works with youth, adults and families. Has extensive training in client-centered therapeutic interventions to help individual find relief from grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, and other forms of emotional suffering, especially sensitive to oppression (racism, sexism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, ageism, heterosexism, monosexism, classism, anti-Semitism, ableism, etc). Focuses on counseling those who experience themselves as outsiders to dominant culture: creative artists, performers, activist, LGBTQ and gender non-conforming. Also is a Certified Adoption and Foster Care Therapist

Insurance/Fees:$120 for 50-minutes therapy session, currently accepts Premera and LifeWise insurance, but has limited availability with those who have United Health Care’s Commercial and Community (Apple Care) plans


Danny Gellersen MSW, LICSW

1904 3rdAve, Suite 632, Seattle WA 98101 (Belltown/Downtown)

(206) 659-6136

Primary Focus/Concentration:Psychodynamic, Analytic therapy, Humanistic, CBT, DBT, EFT, Rogerian, youth, adults, LGBTQ, family members/partners of LGBTQ, gay-identified males, queer youth, fetish communities, trauma, personality disorders, work problems, depression and anxiety

Insurance/Fees:Paneled with Premera, Regence, Aetna, First Choice and does a sliding scale on a case by case basis. Charges $125 per 50 minute session


Darrett “DJ” Burr LLC

ABLE Counseling Services

1800 S. Jackson St, Seattle WA 98144 (International District)

(206) 458-2556

Primary Focus/Concentration:depression, process addictions-sex and/or love, codependence, gambling, eating disorders- anxiety, relationships, grief/loss, trauma

Insurance/Fees:Accepts Apple Health, offers sliding scales, $180 out of pocket cost


Dr. Ezra MF Goetzen Psy. D., LMHCA

1812 E. Madison St., Suite 30, Seattle WA 98144 (North Capitol Hill)

(646) 397-2005

Primary Focus/Concentration: LGBTQ youth and adults,internalized/external oppression, trauma, family conflicts, parental support, self-harm anxiety, depression, dissociative disorders

Insurance/Fees:Out of network provider, and offers discounted fees


Heather Elise-Murphy PhD, NCSP

10212 5thAve NE, Suite 252, Seattle WA 98125 (Northgate)

(206) 769-3850           

Primary Focus/Concentration:DBT, CBT, self-harm, suicide, depression, anxiety, youth

Insurance/Fees:Currently does not bill insurance, charges $300 for intake and $150 for subsequent sessions


Heidi Pacher

Northgate-serving south Snohomish and North King Counties


Primary Focus/Concentration:youth, families, specializes in treating anxiety, PTSD, depression, behavior disorders such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder and those with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Also offers parent coaching for the support of young children and teens, and consultation for parents which can include strong advocacy with schools

Insurance/Fees:Aetna, First Choice and other insurances as out of network provider


Jeremy Hulley

West Seattle

(206) 660-8730

Primary Focus/Concentration:LGBTQ families, parenting, trauma, anxiety, depression, adoption and foster care

Insurance/Fees:Currently does not bill insurance, but offers a sliding scale and has low fee slots for couples and families


Joey Pickering MA, LMHC

Roots to Branches

600 1stAve, Seattle WA 98104 (Belltown)

(206) 550-3830

Primary Focus/Concentration:  ACT, CBT, Eclectic, LGBTQ, transgender and gender non-conforming, adults, youth, depression, anxiety sexuality, gender, self-improvement, occasional family sessions

Insurance/Fees:Accepts most insurance panels including state/Medicaid and multiple EAP listings. Rates are$ $120 per session; sliding scares are available and are addressed during the introduction process. Also offers a free 20 minutes ‘meet and greet’ to see if the fit is a good one


Joshua Magallanes 

Seward Park

(206) 707-9710

Primary Focus/Concentration:LGBTQI communities- youth and adults, communities of color, works with clients on identity development and the intersections that are instrumental in finding freedom in the choices that we each make and not feel bogged down by other people’s perceptions and expectations

Insurance/Fees:Out of network, but offers generous sliding scale options


Kathryn Kemp Chocieji

Auburn- South King and Pierce Counties

(253) 653-6217

Primary Focus/Concentration:Queer and trans youth

Insurance/Fees:Currently not on any insurance panels, can do out of network, and offers a sliding scale


Kristin Knapick MA, LMHC

200 First Ave W., Suite 400, Seattle WA 98119 (Belltown)

(206) 779-9178

Primary Focus/Concentration: Psychodynamic, Family of Origin, Object Relations, sex and gender ‘outlaws’, including queer, trans, kinky, poly, and sex workers

Insurance/Fees:Currently doesn’t accept insurance but will provide receipts to seek out of network reimbursement, $110 per hour for individual therapy with limited sliding scale


Lor Anderson MSW

1820 12thAve, Suite 201, Seattle WA 98122 (First Hill/Capitol Hill)

(206) 414-8954

Primary Focus/Concentration:transgender related concerns, sleeping hygiene, ADHD

Insurance/Fees:Currently does not accept insurance, but provides an invoice to submit to insurance companies. Also uses a sliding scale to fit each individual, $90 per session


Lorencita Villegas M. ED, Ed. S., LMHCA, NCC

Pacific Norwell

509 Olive Way, Suite 1101, Seattle WA 98101 (Capitol Hill) 


Primary Focus/Concentration:CBT, EMDR, Solution Focused therapy, PTSD, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, acculturation

Insurance/Fees:Regence and Premera. Individual sessions are $100, out of pocket and a sliding scale is determined each case.


Naveed F. Sarikhan MA, LMHC

33440 First Way S, #204, Federal Way WA 98003 (Federal Way)

 (253) 391-7493

Primary Focus/Concentration:DBT, CBT, Existential, Solution-Focused therapy, PTSD, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, internalized oppressed with youth and adults

Insurance/Fees:insurances that are listed on psychology today, some Medicaid plans accepted, some income sliding fee scale is available (20%-50% off full fee depending on income)


Marta Grissom LMHC, CDPT, SMMHS

Sound Mental Health

14216 NE 21stSt, Bellevue WA 98007 (Bellevue)

(425) 653-4959

Primary Focus/Concentration: DBT- group and individual, DBT, TF-CBT, motivational interviewing, PTSD, depression, grief/loss, youth, domestic violence, anxiety

Insurance/Fees:Always accepts Medicaid and several insurances but that is in a constant change


Dr. Matt GoldenbergLMHC, Licensed Psychologist

Capitol Hill and Neighborcare Health 45thSt. Homeless Youth Clinic


Primary Focus/Concentration:individuals, couples, families, gender/sexuality concerns, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, grief and loss

Insurance/Fees:Medicaid (Amerigroup only), First Choice, Group Health Options PPO at private practice

Megan White

University District 4500 9th Ave. NE, Suite 300, Seattle


Primary Focus/Concentration:LGBTQI, suicide/self harm, trauma, drug abuse

Important Identity Notes: Female identified (she/her), Queer identified, 35

Insurance/Fees:Premera, Lifewise, First Choice


Melissa Morrissette, LICSW, CDP, CMHS

Ascend Counseling and Therapeutic Services

406 Main St, Edmonds WA 98020 (Edmonds)

(206) 755-7908

Primary Focus/Concentration: DBT, CBT, youth, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma

Insurance/Fees:Regence and First Choice


Michael Susanne Butler LMHC

600 First Ave, Suite 433, Seattle WA 98104 (Pioneer Square)

(206) 624-1300

Primary Focus/Concentration:Psychodynamic,trauma, anxiety, depression, family and couples, children ages 4-12

Insurance/Fees:Paneled with Aetna and First Choice, $125 but am sometimes able to offer a sliding fee


Rachel Bartee LLC, LMFTA

119 N. Commercial St, Suite 230, Bellingham WA 98225 (Bellingham)

(360) 223-0398

Primary Focus/Concentration:Medical and Family Therapy, DBT, Narrative Therapy, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, grief and loss, trauma recovery

Insurance/Fees:$100 per hour, offers sliding scale depending on income


Ryther: Healthy Children, Stronger Families 

Ryther-Main Office: 2400 NE 95thSt., Seattle WA 98115 (North Seattle)

Ryther East: 1475 Bel-Red, Bldg G Suite 100, Bellevue WA 98275 (Bellevue)

Ryther North: 315 Lincoln Ave, Suite C-1, Mukilteo WA 98275 (Mukilteo

(206) 525-5050

Primary Focus/Concentration:CBT, EMDR, DBT, PTSD, mood disorders, youth, and families, trans-competent

Insurance/Fees:Regence and Premera, Med coupons and has a sliding scale

Sabina Neem MSW, MLSP, LICSW

Wellspring Counseling

Rainier Avenue South and Lake City

(206) 524-9055

Primary Focus/Concentration:Psychodynamic, anxiety and depression trauma, PTSD relationships, intimacy cultural issues, Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Transgender work stress grief, loss mind, body connection

Insurance/Fees:Premera, Regence, Aetna, and full-fee clients, out of network insurance can be billed once full paperwork is completed, does not currently see clients at a reduced fee accepts Medicaid and several insurances but that is in a constant change


Sar Surmick LMFTA

Significant Connections Counseling

Redmond Office: 7981 168thAve NE, Suite 220, Redmond WA 98052 (Redmond)

Seattle Office: 2366 Eastlake Avenue E, Seattle WA 98102 (Eastlake)

(425) 298-3515

Primary Focus/Concentration:Psychoeducation,identity work, sex and sexuality, kink, BDSM, poly and non-monogamy

Insurance/Fees:Currently does not accept insurance, $80 per session and offers a sliding scale fee for the majority of trans clients