Mental health resources: Making Life Easier

For personal life challenges, Making Life Easier (MLE) provides free counseling and support services to all King County employees, their dependent family members, and anyone living in an employee’s home. MLE offers referrals to therapists and coverage for eight free sessions per topic per year. Many therapists also contract with the Regence and Kaiser Permanente Health Plans so MLE can make a referral for you to a therapist who is also in your health plan network. In that way, if you need more than eight sessions, your health plan benefits will cover your therapy sessions starting with the ninth visit.

Currently MLE has a 2.5 day turnaround from the time you talk to a Wellspring representative to the time a therapist contacts you. Access the program at with username King County, or call 1-888-874-7290.