Interested in being part of a dynamic cooperative of skilled therapists? We’re a group of more than 40 women with a variety of theoretical orientations and experience levels. We range from therapists near the start of our careers to seasoned therapists who have worked for decades in the field.
WTRS is much more than a therapy listing service. We provide clients with what they need to have ownership of the process and to be able to have a conversation about therapy without any obligation. In this day of hundreds of online therapist websites and therapist listing services, we are unique.
In our own words, here are some reasons why we joined, and why we continue to belong:
I like the community of smart, fun, interesting women, sharing a common goal of providing personalized access to high quality mental health care. — Joan, member since 1998
I have confidence in my practice that comes from knowing potential clients will be sent to me, I have friends I would never have met otherwise, and WTRS is strong, stable, reliable, and well known. — Susan J, member since 1986
The WTRS model seems to foster a quality of client commitment. They are more likely to stick with the process, and they more thoroughly understand it. This is definitely a win/win; we get more satisfying clients and clients get more satisfying therapy. — Chris, member since 1989
I have the opportunity to be engaged in the care of this community. There is room for me to develop just about any leadership skill I’m interested in pursuing. — Susan L, member since 2014
I love the feeling of being part of a network of therapists; being a member greatly cuts down on the isolation of being in private practice. The whole experience of being a member of WTRS has deeply enriched my professional life over the years. — Judith, member since 2004
Our coordinator has over 25 years of experience matching clients with therapists, and she does an excellent job of discerning their needs and coaching them how to effectively interview a therapist. I am proud to be a part of this process, which empowers people to make an informed choice. — Anne, member since 2011
Here’s an article to learn more about our history.
If you’d like to be considered for membership in WTRS, we ask that you meet the following criteria:
- Minimum two years of experience in private practice. Additional experience as a therapist in other clinical settings is strongly desired.
- Full licensure with the state of Washington.
- Professional liability insurance.
- Access to and use of professional consultation.
- Willingness to offer some flexibility in fees.
- Energy, interest and time to contribute to a cooperative.
If these criteria describe you and you’d like to learn more, please contact WTRS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-634-2682.