Mental Health

For the uninsured

MENTAL HEALTH ACCESS PROGRAM (MHAP)  located in the Olympia Free Clinic on the second floor of the Family Support building Provides brief intervention therapy for uninsured or underinsured with no mental health benefits.    They are open Wednesday evenings from 5:30-8:30pm. MHAP will provide up to 12 sessions free to the client targeting clients who are troubled by anxiety or depressed mood and who might be successful with a brief intervention model.  Often, MHAP serves as a bridge to accessing services on a long-term basis; these include ongoing mental health services, prescriptions and a primary medical home. All clients are screened for eligibility for state programs and, if eligible, are offered assistance in accessing these programs. MHAP is staffed by volunteers and does NOT diagnose, prescribe or dispense medications.

Those with a Medical Coupon

Sea Mar Behavioral Health Center 360-704-7591 in Tumwater provides services to people with Medical coupons, privately insured and private pay clients.   The client should contact Sea-Mar for an over-the-phone screening.   Depending on the severity of the client's issues, the Sea-Mar staff will triage for the next available appointment time.  "Walk-ins" are welcome.

For people who are on Medicaid or with a Categorically Needy Coupon (CNP)

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH RESOURCES (BHR) (verified in April 2015 by contacting personnel in clinic via phone.  Did not get a name.)

Adult Outpatient Services – serves only Medicaid clients. 

3857 Martin Way E.

Olympia, WA 98506


To access outpatient services:  Walk-in between 8:30AM and 5:00PM, Mon-Fri.

Arrive no later than 3:30PM to increase the likelihood of being seen same day.

Services Include: Individual therapy, group therapy, med management, case management, daily living skill development, co-occurring mental health/substance abuse.

  • Intake (Face to Face meeting to determine eligibility for mental health services.)

  • Brief Therapy (One to four sessions)


Thurston County Evaluation & Treatment Center  - This facility is not a hospital, detoxification center or emergency room. 

For persons presenting with acute symptoms of mental illness.Qualifying criteria: residents of Thurston or Mason County; persons enrolled in Medicaid or Involuntarily Detained; DMHP’s are responsible for determining if individuals can be detained for 72 hours under the InvoluntaryTreatment Act.


Crisis Clinic Hotline 360-586-2888

Crisis Clinic Youth Hotline 360-586-2777

Capital Recovery Center (CRC)

(verified in April 2015 by attending open house & phone contacts.  Spoke with various individuals at the agency)

Mental Health Program

1000 Cherry Street SE, Olympia, WA 98501

Call: 360-357-2582 for an appointment

Hours: Monday-Thursday 9AM to 3:30PM by appointment

Accept Medicaid/Apple Health

CRC's PEER Support Program

Walk-in for initial contact: 10:00 AM or 1:00 PM (Mon-Fri) Intake will be scheduled.

Accepts Medicaid.  A federal grant covers services for Medicare participants.

A licensed mental health professional develops an intake/assessment that is strength-based and recovery oriented. Based on the intake/assessment, the peer participant will co-create goals and objectives with their Certified Peer Counselor. These goals will be regularly reviewed and updated based on individual progress.  CRC provides both individual mental health therapy and support groups.  The groups currently (8/15) on offer are as follows.  

1) Dealing with Life Group:  Designed to create positive change in participant's recovery through learning new recovery concepts and building skills that enhance a person's quality of life.

2) Developing Self-Esteem Group:  Designed to enable participants to examine their lives, including elements and people that may negatively influence self-esteem.  Fosters enhanced self-esteem and confidence.

3) Expressions I:   Expression through visual art to define what recovery means for each participant.

4) Expressions II:  Expression through writing (poetry, journaling, etc.) to define what recovery means for each participant.

5) Living Well Group:  Designed for partcipants whose recovery journeys are underway and desire support in community living.

6) Men's Issues Group:  Provides peer support in dealing with anger and other emotions, defense mechanisms, relationships and stress.  

7) Pride Group:  Offers a safe place to talk about gender and sexual orientation diversity. Includes an introduction to Queer theory.

8) Ready-to-Work Group:  Designed for participants who have employment, socialization and/or skill building goals in their recovery service plan.  Fosters a mindful approach to employment and volunteering.

9) Recovery 101: Self-Advocacy:  Peers discuss and learn skills to advocate for themselves.  Topics include self-esteem, self-worth, self-identity, empowerment, knowing your rights and making effective choices.

10) Senior Support:  Enables seniors to freely discuss and learn about issues that arise during aging.  Fosters learning about improved nutrition and exercise, safe and secure housing, grief and loss, and senior benefits.

11) Socializing and Lunch:  Join peers for good conversation on recovery topics while having a delicious lunch served at CRC's own Stone Soup Cafe!

12) Ups and Downs Group:  Participants learn how to be determined in seeking the best treatment possible for their own individual needs.  They learn how to stick to their own self-determined recovery service plan and to get peer and other kinds of support (from doctors, therapists, family, friends, support groups) when they experience setbacks or relapses.

13) Voices and Visions:  Based on an international model called Hearing Voices Network.  In this group nobody will judget you or shame your or tell you that your experience is not real.  

14) WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) for Addictions:   Designed for people with addictions challenges.  Participants create their own individualized plan to stay well and to get back to health and wellness after a setback or relapse.  Topics covered include:  hope, personal responsibility, education, self-advocacy, self-monitoring using WRAP wellness tools and crisis planning. 

15) WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) for Life:  Participants create their own personalized plan to stay well, and to get back to health and wellness after a setback.  For topics covered, see entry #14 above.