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Updated on Feb 28, 2024

Meet some of the top rated therapists in Seattle, Washington.

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Camille Saunders, LMFTA

Washington, LMFTA #MG61228339

Seeing clients since 2020
About Camille | She/her

Camille is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate who graduated with her Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University. She runs her own private practice at Camille A. Saunders Therapy Services where she works with her clients virtually all over Washington state from her home office in Sumner. Camille A. Saunders supports individuals and their partners who struggle with anxiety, chronic pain and illness, relationship issues, self-esteem, and sex.

Message to clients

You’re an expert on anxiety but somehow that’s not helping. You need therapy with someone who gets it. Even though you’ve read every self-help book, you meditate, get fresh air, and hack every aspect of your life, anxiety keeps on getting the better of you. Take the first step and book a FREE 15 minute consultation with me to see if we’re a good fit to work together. Yeah you’re anxious but if you’re honest it mostly has to do with worrying about what others will think of you, making sure they’re okay, and not upsetting anyone. If you really did what you wanted, who knows what would happen. You’ve been trying to think your way through it, but your body keeps feeling like it gets in the way. I can help you release control, gently connect with your body, and cultivate self-compassion. Let’s work together!

Education

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy | Pacific Lutheran University, 2021

Race and ethnicity

White

Cultural and experiential knowledge

White culture

Languages spoken

English

Spiritual knowledge

Christianity, Indigenous spiritualities, Wiccan/Paganism, Non-religious (Agnosticism, Atheism, Secular)

None listed

Virtual or in person

Virtual Only

Specialties

Anxiety, Chronic illness or pain, Sex therapy

Additional areas of focus

Polyamorous/non-monogamous couples counseling, Highly sensitive people, LGBTQ+ sexuality, Life transitions, Self esteem/self worth, Spirituality, Premarital counseling, Neurodivergence, Mindfulness and/or meditation, Couples counseling

Therapeutic style

Empowering, Affirming, Inquisitive, Conversational, Laid back

Modalities

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment based, Family systems, Ecotherapy (nature therapy)

Cost

$300

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Individual Session

$300

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Couples Session

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Family Session

Sliding scale

Does not offer sliding scale spots

Insurance accepted
Does not work directly with insurance companies
Works with your out of network benefits to get you reimbursed for therapy
Click here to check your out of network benefits for free
Peer review

Camille is detail oriented, her clinical work and documentation is specific and exact. She has deep compassion and the ability to stay in the present with her clients. Camille is continually seeking outside training and support to improve as a clinician and better work with her clients. Excellent Clinician!

—Rebecca Grondel, MA, LMFT
Peer review

I can confidently say that Camille is a skilled, knowledgeable, and compassionate therapist. She has an empathetic, kind, and nonjudgemental presence about her which helps other feel at ease. I believe that she is a valuable asset to the therapy community, especially in serving clients who are queer, kinky, poly, or witchy.

—Lauren Pallay, LF
Peer review

Camille is a thoughtful, empathic, kind therapist who is grounded in an unjust world.

—Angharad Hollingworth, LMFTA
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Angelina Thomson, LMFTA

Washington, LMFTA #MG60975240

Seeing clients since 2017
About Angelina | She/her

Angel is passionate about helping women and couples heal and grow. She specializes in anxiety, grief, and couples counseling.

Message to clients

Do you find yourself frustrated with your partner, no matter what you do? You may be fed up with arguing and having conversations that go nowhere, feeling disappointed or like your feelings don’t matter. You might not even remember a time things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to feel safe and supported in your marriage. You’re ready to have each others’ backs and feel like a team. Most of all, you’re ready to feel deeply connected and in love again. Clients come to me looking for a therapist who will actually help them create change, because therapy should be a place where you feel empowered and supported. Sessions with me are focused on uncovering the patterns that are keeping you stuck. Together, we repair the hurt and create new patterns of connection. As an experienced couples therapist, I believe that you CAN break negative patterns and create new patterns of connection that can last long-term. You don’t have to continue having the same fight over and over, and you don’t have to figure this out alone. Email me today for a free 20-minute consult call. I can’t wait to hear from you.

Education

Master of Science, Marriage & Family Therapy | Seattle Pacific University, 2019

Race and ethnicity

Hispanic, White, Bicultural

Cultural and experiential knowledge

White culture, Hispanic culture

Languages spoken

English

Spiritual knowledge

N/A

None listed

Virtual or in person

Virtual Only

Specialties

Anxiety, Couples counseling, Grief and/or loss

Additional areas of focus

Adolescents/teens, Codependency, Family counseling, Premarital counseling, Self esteem/self worth, Stress

Therapeutic style

Empowering, Holistic, Conversational

Modalities

Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Narrative, Strength-based therapy, Trauma-focused, Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)

Cost

$235

/

Individual Session

$265

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Couples Session

$265

/

Family Session

Sliding scale

Does not offer sliding scale spots

Insurance accepted
Does not work directly with insurance companies
Works with your out of network benefits to get you reimbursed for therapy
Click here to check your out of network benefits for free
Peer review

Angelina is someone who deeply cares about the work she does as a therapist. She invests time, energy, and money into her own personal growth, learning, and self-care to show up as the best version of herself as a human being and a therapist. Angelina speaks honestly and from her heart with intelligence and thoughtfulness.

—Melissa Bennett-Heinz, LCSW
Peer review

Angelina is deeply empathetic and has a kind, positive, and authentic presence. She will listen carefully, attune to you and respond with curiosity. She has a way of bringing clarity and courage to those she works with.

—Sarah Kardelen, MA, LMHC
Peer review

Angel has a unique ability to sit with clients who are grieving and not offer to fix or offer solutions. She brings her life experience and is able to sit with people in a way that makes them feel seen while also holding them accountable. Angel is warm, open-hearted and makes those around her feel safe to tread emotionally treacherous waters.

—Misty Noster, LMFTA
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Anna Fasano, LMHC, ATR-P, NCC

Washington, LMHC #61453581

Seeing clients since 2020
About Anna | She/her, they/them

Anna brings to her practice nationally accredited, and trauma-informed training, drawing upon years of experience in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Anna's approach is centered around the goals and experiences of the individual, cultivating evidence-based treatment methods that are reflective of each client's unique needs. Anna is dedicated to curating a safe and supportive environment for clients to reflect, identify, heal, and enact change, to cultivate rich, authentic, and meaningful lives. Employing a holistic approach, she combines art therapy with talk therapy to create a well-rounded, client-centered counseling experience. Anna offers quality mental health services that are multiculturally conscious, and strengths based. She is skilled at collaborating with a diverse array of individuals, navigating through various impactful symptomatology, life experiences, challenges, and adjustments. Anna's clients can expect to gain deeper insight and understanding into the phenomena and symptoms that are most impactful to their lives. Anna works exclusively with adult individuals via the therapeutic offering of telehealth. Thank you. Please let me know how to access my profile.

Message to clients

I am compassionate, creative, and committed to curating a safe and supportive environment in which clients can reflect, discover, heal, and transform. I work with adult individuals, and adolescents (16+), who are committed to the process of forging a rich, authentic, and meaningful life through curiosity, reflection, and practice. I hold professional and personal experience within the LGBTQ+ community, and specialize in treating symptoms of anxiety and depression. I also provide support for those at the intersection of transition, individuals experiencing grief and loss, those healing from trauma, and those overwhelmed by feelings of burnout.

Education

Master of Arts in Counseling | Antioch University, 2021

Race and ethnicity

White

Cultural and experiential knowledge

European culture

Languages spoken

English

Spiritual knowledge

Mormonism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism

None listed

Virtual or in person

Virtual Only

Specialties

Chronic illness or pain, Grief and/or loss, LGBTQ+ sexuality

Additional areas of focus

Aging, Anxiety, Cancer, Body image, Burnout, Career counseling/coaching, Chronic illness or pain, Depression, Existential questioning, First responders, Gender identity, Grief and/or loss, Highly sensitive people, LGBTQ+ sexuality, Life transitions, Medical trauma, Panic attacks, Polyamory/non-monogamy/open relationships, Social anxiety, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Transgender people

Therapeutic style

Affirming, Empowering, Holistic

Modalities

Art therapy, Attachment based, Mindfulness based, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Somatic therapy, Strength-based therapy, Trauma-focused

Cost

$150

/

Individual Session

/

Couples Session

/

Family Session

Sliding scale

Does not offer sliding scale spots

Insurance accepted
Does not work directly with insurance companies
Works with your out of network benefits to get you reimbursed for therapy
Click here to check your out of network benefits for free
Peer review

Anna is a wonderful human with fierce compassion and tenacious belief in the healing capacity of those she works with. She is wise and hilarious, incorporates creative elements in her work, and is someone I unreservedly refer potential clients to.

—Jacqueline Kosak, LMHC, ATR
Peer review

Anna is simply amazing, I have witnessed her grace and compassion firsthand and recommend her wholeheartedly. Anna is steady, empathetic, kind, funny, honest, creative, and simply an amazing human. She is the definition of a therapist in my book and you would feel lucky to connect with her!

—Alicia Braman, LMHC
Peer review

Anna is a highly skilled and understanding counselor and Art Therapist. She is unique in her specialized work and attuned to the needs and goals of those she serves. Above all, Anna loves what she does, and her passion translates to compassionate and culturally sensitive care.

—Kim McAndrews, MA, ATR, LMHC
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Fee
Year Started practice
Specialties
Camille Saunders

$300

2020

Anxiety, Chronic illness or pain, Sex therapy

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Angelina Thomson

$235

2017

Anxiety, Couples counseling, Grief and/or loss

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Anna Fasano

$150

2020

Chronic illness or pain, Grief and/or loss, LGBTQ+ sexuality

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FAQs

Frequently asked questions about therapy

What's the difference between in-person and virtual therapy?

Although there is no research that suggests in-person or virtual therapy is more effective, you may prefer one over the other. Some people prefer the intimacy of being in the same physical space as their therapist, while others prefer receiving treatment in the comfort of their own home. If you have a tight schedule, virtual therapy is a great option since you won’t commute to your therapist’s office. Virtual therapy also allows you to see any therapist throughout your state, which means one less barrier to finding your soulmate therapist!

When should someone start therapy?

Deciding when to start therapy is a very personal decision, but we recommend starting sooner rather than later. Along with running the risk of your mental health declining, you also miss out on time spent working on yourself, repairing your relationships, and so much more. Life is short, so why not make it the best possible as soon as possible?

What type of therapy is right for me?

Your therapist will carefully customize your treatment plan, and they will likely rely on a variety of therapeutic methods. There are some treatment methods that are better for specific disorders (like exposure therapy for OCD or phobias), but a combination of several will likely be the best option for you.

Is going to therapy worth it?

We’re huge advocates for therapy at Best Therapists, but we know that not everyone has a good experience in therapy. Working with a high quality therapist (with whom you have a great relationship) can be life changing. You can change harmful behaviors or thought patterns, shed or improve hurtful relationships, increase your resilience and coping methods for dealing with mental illness, and much more. We think that that’s pretty frigging worth it, but finding the right therapist for YOU is crucial to this equation.

What's the difference between a psychotherapist and a psychologist?

The main difference between psychotherapists and psychologists is their education. Psychologists receive more education, and in some cases, psychologists focus more on research than clinical work. But both therapists and psychologists go through thousands of hours of clinical training. When choosing a therapist, the skill of the therapist and your relationship with them matters way more than which degree your therapist has.

Do therapists offer free consultations?

Yes, most therapists offer free consultations. This not only benefits you, but the therapist too! Therapists want to see if you are a good fit before doing an official therapy session with you to save you (and them) time and energy. Although your relationship has barely begun, you both will feel out your chemistry. You won’t be BFFs by the end of the consultation, but should get a sense of whether or not you’ll work well together.

About Us

Hi, we’re Best Therapists.

We vet therapists, so you can focus on fit—not quality.

Through peer reviews, license verification, online reviews, and requiring acknowledgement of trauma-informed care, we do our best to make sure that your best therapist provides high quality care (and that's regardless of your race, sexual orientation, or background).

But your friend’s best therapist might not be your best therapist. That's why personality fit between you and your therapist is crucial. It’s not something that we can verify for you, so we encourage you to schedule free consultations with multiple therapists to get a sense of your chemistry together.

Why choose Best Therapists

There are plenty of therapist directories to choose from.

But other therapist directories like Psychology Today, Good Therapy, Choosing Therapy, and more have hundreds (if not thousands) of results for therapists in your city alone. The search for your best therapist becomes instantly overwhelming, which stops some therapy-seekers in their tracks. Our involved vetting process goes way beyond a basic license check (unlike the other guys), which simplifies YOUR search.

Finding the best therapist for you is hard enough, so we curate lists like these so you can get quality care as quickly and seamlessly impossible. And no need to check a therapist's availability or add your name to their waitlist—all Best Therapists are currently accepting new clients.

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In some situations, we may not be the best therapist directory for you. For example...

  1. If you are looking for free therapy or want therapy that's supplemented by another organization, Best Therapists isn't the best therapist directory for you.
  2. If you're only open to seeing a therapist that's in-network with your insurance provider, Best Therapists might not be a good fit. Many of our therapists don't work directly with insurance companies, so we encourage you to check your out-of-network mental health benefits (use our free benefits checker). Don't let your insurance company prevent you from working with your soulmate therapist!
  3. Finally, this site is not intended for medical emergencies. If you are in an immediate mental health crisis, please call the national suicide hotline at 988.

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