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Shawn Thomas Berthel LMHC

VerifiedIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Shawn Berthel Licensed Mental Health Counselor

General Office Hours

In Pacific Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

I offer an open and safe space for clients to explore their concerns, free from judgment and with unconditional positive regard. Clients who come to me for services can expect a professional engagement filled with warmth and humor, as well as care and concern for the client's well-being. My number one goal in working with any client, is for the client to experience success in attaining solutions to their concerns, and achieve their highest good in living their best life.

What does a first session with you look like?

After the paperwork is completed and a file has been established, the first session is very organic. Meaning, its a free flow of the client's thoughts and concerns, without a need for a lot of structure or rigidness in focusing too heavily on any one area. I call it "the time of unpacking". It is the space of time for the client to quite honestly open up that mental closet or emotional storage space, and let everything fall out wherever, so that we can look at what we have going on. From there (typically intended for future sessions) - guided by the client's needs, we develop a plan of working together to repair or replace what needs to be addressed so that the client can move forward again more successfully.

How does collaboration with other providers play into your work?

Collaborating with other providers is guided by the client's needs and their permission for me to contact their other providers of care. Working with other providers that the client already works with, requires a release form to be signed by the client, and then having a discussion with the client about what those collaboration needs look like and the extent to which they will be used.






General Expertise



Work Stress

Relationship Issues



Anger management

College & graduate student issues

In-Network Insurance



Cigna EAP

Premera Blue Cross


First Session$275
Family Therapy$225
Marriage & Couples Counseling$200
Individual Therapy$175

Types of Therapy

Family Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Individual Therapy



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Strength Based Therapy

Mindfulness Practices

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Humanistic Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)

Play Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Training / Certifications

Ongoing professional CEUs for therapists and counselors.


  • Washington, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LH60656550


Master of Science (w/ Graduate Honors) Mental Health Counseling, Capella University, 2012

Bachelor of Science, Philosophy, Excelsior College

Work History

Beginning in 2013, I worked for two clinical mental health and drug treatment agencies over the course of three years, before starting my private practice. I have been in private practice since October 2016. Prior to professional counseling work, I have worked in retail, restaurant, and customer service fields, to name a few other areas of employment.

Office at 5401 S. Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA

Frequently Asked Questions About Shawn Berthel, LMHC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Shawn Berthel, LMHC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Shawn Berthel accepting new clients?

Yes, Shawn Berthel is accepting new clients for in-person appointments at 5401 S. Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA, 98409.

Does Shawn Berthel accept insurance?

Yes, Shawn Berthel accepts insurance, including Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP and Premera Blue Cross.

What types of therapy does Shawn Berthel offer?

Shawn Berthel offers therapy for couples, families and individuals.

Does Shawn Berthel offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Shawn Berthel offers in-person appointments at 5401 S. Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA, 98409.

Does Shawn Berthel offer online therapy?

No, but people can book in-person appointments with Shawn Berthel at 5401 S. Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA, 98409.

How quickly can I see Shawn Berthel?

Shawn Berthel typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Shawn Berthel speak?

Shawn Berthel conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Shawn Berthel online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Shawn Berthel online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.