A Fellowship Program

DMHS believes in making Mental Health Services as low-cost and effortless as possible for clients AND Therapists. Some examples of initiatives that align with this are our Free BIPoC Provider Directory, and Low Cost/Free CEU page.

In our quest to make the Mental Health System more equitable and accessible, we designed the Free Therapy Program to match potential clients with Benevolent Providers.

We have identified Therapists who have agreed to dedicate a portion of their time to providing Free Therapy in partnership with DMHS. The purpose of DMHS Free Therapy is to identify clients with the highest needs, and refer them to Therapists who are already giving back to their communities, to provide short-term triage services that result in connecting clients with long-term care.

Therapy in this program will be 12 sessions (or more, at Therapist’s discretion) within the calendar year (12 month period). Therapist and/or client can terminate therapy at any point in this process. Therapist and client will determine whether therapy needs to be weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.

Your Therapist will help you work through daily life events or changes such as food inequality, being without a home, stress management, life during/after the pandemic, relationship and family issues in order to get you to a place of long-term care.

Once you reach 12 sessions, your Therapist will either offer to continue Therapy (cost will be determined by Therapist), OR provide 3 resources to refer you to.

From an equity perspective, our intention is to introduce Melanated people to high quality Therapy services that is culturally relevant and affirming. Our intention is to cover the cost of Therapy. Therapy sessions can cost anywhere from $80-$200+, on average $100. By offering 12 sessions of FREE Therapy, we are saving clients an average of $1,500.

How it works:

Potential Clients may complete the DMHS Free Therapy Application below. Applications are reviewed weekly, and referral to a Therapist will depend on their availability.


Reach out to a Therapist participating in this program for availability. Based on availability, Therapist will contact you and provide a Direct Referral Application for you to complete, as well as intake paperwork.

DMHS will contact you quarterly, and after services are complete for feedback.

*Note: Fully licensed Therapists or Associate Therapists who are already receiving supervision may opt out of the Referral Application and Feedback process*

Potential Clients with the highest needs, who identify as Black, Indigenous or People of Color will be prioritized in the selection process for Free Therapy.

This program is based on potential client’s needs and Therapist availability, so there is not a guaranteed timeline for delivery of services. When you are seen will depend on when the Therapists have Pro-Bono Therapy Slots open.

If you have questions, please email Therapy@dmhsus.org

DMHS Free Therapy Application

Are you interested in joining us as a Partner or Therapist? Please complete the Therapist Matching Form

Are you interested in joining us as an Approved Supervision to volunteer Supervision hours? Please complete the Supervision Matching Form

Participating Therapists:

Halisha Anderson, MFT, NCC, LPC

Makinie Fortino, LMFT

Participating Associate Therapists (WA only):

Cierra Gloeckner, MA, LMHCA

Kiarra Hehn, MA, LMHCA, SUDPT

Participating Approved Supervisors:

Dr. Kimberly Riley

Makinie Fortino, LMFT

Participating Wellness Professionals:

Lashanna Williams

More Information on Providers:

Antares Wellness

Location (state): Washington (WA)
Age Specialty: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19), Adults, Children (6 to 10), Elders (65+), Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Cost per Session: $100-150, $200+, $50-$90, 150-$200, Sliding Scale
Mode of Delivery: Currently Accepting Clients, Online (Teletherapy) and In Office

Cierra Gloeckner, MA, LMHCA – 253 Therapy and Consult

Location (state): Washington (WA)
Age Specialty: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19), Adults, Children (6 to 10), Elders (65+), Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna, BlueCross and BlueShield, Cigna, Kaiser In-Network, Out of Network, Premera
Cost per Session: $100-150, 150-$200, Sliding Scale
Languages: English
Mode of Delivery: Currently Accepting Clients

Makinie Therapy LLC

Location (state): Nation-Wide, Washington (WA)
Age Specialty: Adults
Accepted Insurance Plans: EAP, Kaiser In-Network, LifeWise, Out of Network, Premera
Cost per Session: 150-$200
Languages: English
Mode of Delivery: Currently Accepting Clients, Online (Teletherapy)


Launch Day with Cierra:

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