Therapists Specializing in Identity Development in Seattle

Our identity can change and develop throughout life. For many of us, our ideas of who we are and what we believe constantly evolve over the years. Defining your own beliefs, lifestyle, and sense of self can be exciting, but it’s natural to experience some uncertainty or discomfort in the process too. Although identity development is most commonly associated with adolescence, challenges can arise at any time, especially during major life transitions or other times of change.

Therapy can help us better understand ourselves, feel more confident in who we are, and improve our ability to make sense of our world. A therapist might focus on clarifying values to guide your actions through acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) or develop your thoughts and core beliefs through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Some therapists also provide existential therapy, a philosophically-rooted approach that focuses on meaning, freedom, connection, and mortality.

As numerous therapeutic modalities can help with identity development, it can be beneficial to discuss the options with one of the therapists in Seattle below who specialize in this area. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Jason  Chug

Jason Chug

Online Sessions, WA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $140 per session

Transitions in life, in relationships and within your-self are jarring and difficult, yet it is through these destabilizing moments that we are given the opportunity to make a change. I believe healing begins from a place of connection and an appreciation for the inherent potential for impact that we all have on one another. With collaborative and intentional exploration, I look forward to being a witness to your journey.


Jeremy R Mays

Jeremy R Mays

Online Sessions, WA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $140 per session

Therapy should not be yet another place where you feel the weight of judgement, or evaluation—but instead a safe space where you feel greater freedom to explore and identify the details of life that may feel entangling and option narrowing. The work you and I do together will be collaborative and sensitive to your needs and concerns—with the intention of creating a comfortable and optimal space for you to name and work towards the goals that inspired your search for a therapist. Your life is important and I look forward to working with you.

Note that I provide free 20 minute initial consultations to give you an opportunity to verify whether or not I am a good fit for your therapy needs.

My best,

Jeremy Mays, LMFT


Phillip L Lentz

Phillip L Lentz

Online Sessions, WA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

I believe that in therapy, we use the relationship between client and therapist to address the challenges you bring to our sessions. This involves telling your story and relating it back to the context of the therapeutic relationship. It is within these relational patterns that develop in the counseling relationship that allow you to gain a better awareness of yourself and greater insight into the nature of your challenges. Together, we process those challenges in session, through story and relationship, to provide you with the tools to prosper outside of session.

Due to the current global pandemic, my practice is completely telehealth, over video chat. I currently do not bill insurance, but can provide support around out-of-network reimbursement. It is one way I can assure the highest degree of privacy, flexibility and control of mental health records. My current rate is $150.00 for a 50 minute individual session. I am currently offering sliding scale, for active students, with limited availability.

Feel free to email or call me with any questions!


Jen  Alt

Jen Alt

Online Sessions, WA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $120 - $140 per session

Asking for help is a vulnerable first step. Ultimately, the goal of therapy is to make you feel better about yourself and your life. While the journey can be a tough one with ups and downs, the payoff is often great. It’s my honor to journey with you through the pain and the joy, maybe with a few occasional laughs.

I take pride in working with a diverse array of people in my practice and welcome individuals from any racial and ethnic backgrounds as well as all sexual and gender identities.

I ask that my clients commit to weekly 50 minute sessions. Meeting weekly helps us create a strong relationship that allows the space and safety to delve deeper into the issues bringing you into therapy, as well as the space and safety for you to create a better sense of self-understanding, resiliency and compassion.

Currently, I am only seeing clients via Telehealth. That means you and I will have sessions via a secure web platform. When state guidelines suggest it is safe to resume in-person counseling, we will discuss the possibility of transitioning to an in-office setting.

If you're unsure therapy or my approach are right for you, I'm happy to speak with you via phone for a free, 15-minute consultation to answer any questions or concerns you may have.


Tara L Moyle

Tara L Moyle

Online Sessions, WA

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO), United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $175 per session

We all need to be seen, and heard, at any age. Being scared, anxious, or even depressed are sometimes part of being a person. Our fast-paced digital world can present unique challenges for our bodies and minds. I am happy to meet you wherever you are, and will approach each visit with a sense of compassionate curiosity. Just as we hunger for stories of other people to help guide us, you may wonder about your own story. Why are you here? What must you do with your life?

I work with adolescents (12+) through older, retired adults and specialize in issues of transition, anxiety, adjustment, depression, and vocation. I am not the expert in your life; you are. But sometimes we need help with perspective. Together, we will create a plan that will help you reduce the most difficult aspects of your life and help you determine how to move through them. What cannot be changed can be reviewed, understood, and ultimately, accepted.


Allison  Hoke

Allison Hoke

Online Sessions, WA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $140 per session

I look forward to understanding your unique world and helping you address the challenges you're facing to develop a better quality of life.


Stephanie  Eldringhoff

Stephanie Eldringhoff

Issaquah, WA,

Online Sessions, WA

Insurances: Regence Blue Shield
Waitlist available in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

Life has its ups and downs, and in the midst of those fluctuations, there often aren’t ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answers. There are times when we all truly need help and support to navigate difficult challenges and choices. With the right guidance, it’s possible to process difficult feelings, become curious about the unknown, experience profound transformation and add to our life tool kit of skills and habits. In my psychotherapy practice, I specialize in working with worry, anxiety, panic, trauma (childhood and more recent events) and relationships. And sometimes people don’t need a psychotherapist but a coach to gain clarity on their goals, build a map to a brighter future and gain skills to get there. Working with me as a coach, you have the advantage of a coach who has deep psychological training. Regardless of our work together, therapy or coaching, it’s my aim to create a safe place for you to explore your life, to listen intently and truly understand your experience and perspective and provide you with real-world options that work best for you.


Sally  Chung

Sally Chung

40 Lake Bellevue Drive, Bellevue, WA, 98005

Online Sessions, WA

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, First Choice Health, Kaiser Permanente PPO, Lyra Health
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

Finding the right therapist is like dating- it’s all about the connection! A strong therapeutic alliance fosters confidence in your therapist, which allows you to trust the process of therapy and how it can help you on your journey of self-exploration and healing. I believe in the importance of having the right fit; if I am not the one for you, I will gladly help you find someone who help you better. I want you to thrive and be the awesome person (or couple) that you are!

People enter therapy for a number of reasons; you don’t have to be “broken” or have a diagnosis to benefit from therapy. In fact, having a good therapist in your corner can be a factor in life satisfaction because you have an objective professional who is not in your life and will always be on your side to improve the things that are important to you. I hope you don’t think that your reasons for seeking therapy are small or minor; if it is important to you, then it is important to me. We are always in the process of becoming. We are on this journey together.


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