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Dr. Laura Dahmer-White PHD
Specializes in Neuropsychology, Psychology
Address: 410 NE Providence Lane, Olympia, WA 98506
Phone: 360-493-4500
Clinical Interests: mental health issues
Dr. Kyle Edward Ferguson PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 525 Lilly Road Northeast, Olympia, WA 98506
Phone: 360-493-7230
Clinical Interests: mental health issues
Manvi Smith PSYD
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 2555 NE Marvin Road, Lacey, WA 98516
Phone: 360-413-4200
Clinical Interests: mental health issues
Dr. Howard A. Lloyd PSY.D.
Specializes in Neuropsychology, Psychology
Address: 108 SW 22nd Avenue, Olympia, WA 98501
Nichole M. Seymanski PSY.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 418 SE Carpenter Road, Olympia, WA 98503
Clinical Interests: anxiety, long-term therapy, personality disorders ... (Read more)
Dr. Jaime A B Wilson PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 2120 NE State Avenue, Olympia, WA 98501
Dr. Kara Meyer PH.D.
Specializes in Child Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Address: 825 SE Legion Way, Olympia, WA 98501
Clinical Interests: cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), acceptance and commitment therapy
Ms. Dana Elise Shaw MD
Specializes in Psychology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 3436 NE Mary Elder Road, Olympia, WA 98506
Dr. Stephen Marc Langer PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 1021 SE Legion Way, Olympia, WA 98501
Dr. David Joseph Reynolds PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 501 Columbia Street Northwest, Olympia, WA 98501
Dr. Nina F. Shecter PHD
Specializes in Psychology
Average rating 4.67 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 677 SE Woodland Square Loop, Lacey, WA 98516
Janet L. Nix PHD
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 202 NE Phoenix Street, Olympia, WA 98506
Christopher Roberts Meagher PHD
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 406 NE Lilly Road, Olympia, WA 98506
Dr. Charles Michael Regets PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 2411 SE Pacific Avenue, Olympia, WA 98501
Dr. Julie Tamar Kinn PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 677 SE Woodland Square Loop, Lacey, WA 98516
James W. Ingersoll PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Average rating 4.71 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
Address: 1115 NE Olympia Avenue, Olympia, WA 98506
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What is Psychology?

Psychologists are not medical doctors, but they are important workers in the mental health field. A psychologist studies the way people feel and think, as well as how thoughts and feelings change the way people act. When psychologists work with patients directly to help them feel better, they practice clinical psychology. Clinical psychologists diagnose mental health disorders and provide treatment in the form of therapy.

A clinical psychologist might work with individuals, families, groups, or organizations. They may see people who are struggling to work through difficult circumstances, trying to overcome bad habits or patterns in their lives, recovering from a brain injury, or suffering from mental illness such as depression.

Clinical psychologists are skilled assessors. Through talking to their patients they can: (1) identify which thoughts or feelings are causing the problems in their patient's life, (2) help their patient acknowledge what emotional strengths they bring to face those problems, and (3) make plans for treatment.

Treatment varies widely depending on the patient's problems and the psychologist's areas of expertise. There hundreds of recognized modes of therapy; in addition, a patient may need to see a psychiatrist (medical doctor) for medication treatment. Whichever therapies a psychologist uses, the goal is to help patients see areas in their life where their thoughts or feelings are holding them back and causing distress. Through therapy, psychologists can encourage their patients to develop new ways to adapt so that they can lead happier lives.
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