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We take the guesswork out of finding a therapist.

Unique in Seattle, Women’s Therapy Referral Service offers personalized assistance in finding a therapist. In these busy, stressful times, what often gets lost is real human connection. You deserve to take the time — to be thoughtful and thorough — to find the best therapist or counselor suited to your individual personality and situation.

All of our therapists are women, but we see adult individuals and couples of all genders.

To learn more about what we do, see Our Services, and to get started, see First Steps.

What we Offer

  • Highly trained Seattle counselors & therapists
  • Individualized matching
  • Multiple referrals
  • In-person consultations

What you Receive

  • A thorough face-to-face assessment of your counseling needs
  • Information and guidance on how to interview prospective therapists
  • The opportunity to meet with three different therapists selected especially for your needs

When you enter psychotherapy, you form an important relationship built on trust with your therapist or counselor. The emotional and financial investment you make should be based on careful consideration. Because we recognize the client-therapist relationship as the primary predictor of successful therapeutic outcomes, we emphasize a good relationship match.  While we value people’s practical needs — such as insurance, location, and appointment time — we aren’t able to guarantee that these factors will be aligned.

“The referral process was exactly what I was looking for. When you’re in need of a therapist, it can be very overwhelming to distinguish one from the other in a long list from your insurance company. That process was made so much easier with the help of WTRS. Thank you!”

From Our Blog

The Poetry of Nayyirah Waheed

I often find it difficult to find words to describe the joys and struggles of living this life; at these times, words fail me.  When this happens – which is often –  I rely on metaphor and poetry because it captures the nuances of emotion in a way that prose cannot. I love Nayyirah Waheed’s poetry and little… Read More

Dogs and people

I am a cat person. I am, however, increasingly appreciative of the many qualities that dogs bring to their human companions. In ‘Dogs’, Netflix’s new documentary series, we see six stories centered on how dogs and people change each other’s lives. The first episode, ‘The Kid with the Dog’, focuses on service dogs who are trained to… Read More

The Unthought Known and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford

In a recent piece on Crosscut, (“Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and the psychology of buried trauma“), Seattle writer and psychotherapist Carol Poole discusses Dr. Ford’s powerful testimony through the lens of traumatic experience and how it impacts the brain.  She notes that once we understand the neurobiology of trauma, we’re able to make sense of Dr. Ford’s incomplete memories… Read More