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Dave Porter
Counselor, MA, LMHC, SUDP, Gottman
Verified Verified
Bellevue, WA 98006  (Online Only)
Are you struggling and wanting a more empowered life? Thru our work together you will experience a safe place to explore emotions, gain insights, practice new skills, and create positive change in your life. My person centric psychotherapy is focused on your goals, is strength-based, and rooted in a systems-thinking approach. I embrace the fact every individual has unique strengths and needs. Collaboratively we will work in ways that strengthen your relationships with Self and others; while facilitating your mind, body, and spiritual health.
Are you struggling and wanting a more empowered life? Thru our work together you will experience a safe place to explore emotions, gain insights, practice new skills, and create positive change in your life. My person centric psychotherapy is focused on your goals, is strength-based, and rooted in a systems-thinking approach. I embrace the fact every individual has unique strengths and needs. Collaboratively we will work in ways that strengthen your relationships with Self and others; while facilitating your mind, body, and spiritual health.
(206) 743-9293 View (206) 743-9293
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Comprehensive Wellness Northwest
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Bellevue, WA 98006
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step! Integrative -holistic-wholehearted. Let's work together to take the first step towards a mindful, balanced life. Our evidenced based integrative approach incorporates nutritional psychology, life style medicine, mindfulness and mindset towards improving symptoms of anxiety, depression and mental wellness. We work together to find resilience, strength and solutions in a holistic and comprehensive way. Now offering three specialty providers offering services to young children, teens and adults.
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step! Integrative -holistic-wholehearted. Let's work together to take the first step towards a mindful, balanced life. Our evidenced based integrative approach incorporates nutritional psychology, life style medicine, mindfulness and mindset towards improving symptoms of anxiety, depression and mental wellness. We work together to find resilience, strength and solutions in a holistic and comprehensive way. Now offering three specialty providers offering services to young children, teens and adults.
(206) 693-2918 View (206) 693-2918
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Nancy Tung RN - Practice for Systemic Wellness
RN
Not Verified Not Verified
Bellevue, WA 98006
Are working on the same issues and going in circles? Are you in transition and feeling lost? Are you blaming yourself for not been able to reach your goals? Do you want to have clarity and confidence to move forward? Do you want someone who is an experienced coach to guide you through your life journey with ease and grace? If any of these statements resonate with you, contact Nancy!
Are working on the same issues and going in circles? Are you in transition and feeling lost? Are you blaming yourself for not been able to reach your goals? Do you want to have clarity and confidence to move forward? Do you want someone who is an experienced coach to guide you through your life journey with ease and grace? If any of these statements resonate with you, contact Nancy!
(360) 641-7144 View (360) 641-7144
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Laura Matheson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bellevue, WA 98006
Not accepting new clients
Finding a space where you can be fully accepted and known while being encouraged to meet your full potential is rare. This is the space I strive to provide in my office. My name is Laura Matheson and my passion is partnering with adults, adolescents, children, and families to facilitate them in developing better relationships, overcoming anxiety and trauma, and growing in their areas of strength. Through individual, parenting sessions, evidence based treatments, select toys, games, arts, and crafts I will help guide you or your family to develop effective ways to express emotions and thoughts.
Finding a space where you can be fully accepted and known while being encouraged to meet your full potential is rare. This is the space I strive to provide in my office. My name is Laura Matheson and my passion is partnering with adults, adolescents, children, and families to facilitate them in developing better relationships, overcoming anxiety and trauma, and growing in their areas of strength. Through individual, parenting sessions, evidence based treatments, select toys, games, arts, and crafts I will help guide you or your family to develop effective ways to express emotions and thoughts.
(425) 406-3858 View (425) 406-3858
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Brooke Byers
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Bellevue, WA 98006
Accepting new clients! Feelings illuminate needs & needs require action. There is a unique connection between your emotions & your feelings. Is healing, growth & change possible for me? Can someone really help me overcome this dark depression or intense anxiety? Is it possible to find my voice? How can I recover from disordered eating? Will I ever be free of this addiction? Am I the only one feeling like this? Can our relationship rebound after this betrayal? What's wrong with me/him/her/them/us? Questions like these are worthy of asking and it takes courage to seek and find the answers.
Accepting new clients! Feelings illuminate needs & needs require action. There is a unique connection between your emotions & your feelings. Is healing, growth & change possible for me? Can someone really help me overcome this dark depression or intense anxiety? Is it possible to find my voice? How can I recover from disordered eating? Will I ever be free of this addiction? Am I the only one feeling like this? Can our relationship rebound after this betrayal? What's wrong with me/him/her/them/us? Questions like these are worthy of asking and it takes courage to seek and find the answers.
(425) 217-8901 x702 View (425) 217-8901 x702
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Chris Byers
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bellevue, WA 98006
Healing, growth, and change. Are you wondering if these common outcomes of therapy are actually possible for you, or if therapy works at all? Maybe you have a different set of questions. Can someone really help me overcome this dark depression or intense anxiety? Am I the only one feeling like this? Can our relationship rebound after this betrayal? What's wrong with me/him/her/us? Will I ever be free of this addiction? Why can't they just be happy for me? Questions like these are worthy to ask and it takes courage to seek the answers.
Healing, growth, and change. Are you wondering if these common outcomes of therapy are actually possible for you, or if therapy works at all? Maybe you have a different set of questions. Can someone really help me overcome this dark depression or intense anxiety? Am I the only one feeling like this? Can our relationship rebound after this betrayal? What's wrong with me/him/her/us? Will I ever be free of this addiction? Why can't they just be happy for me? Questions like these are worthy to ask and it takes courage to seek the answers.
(425) 409-9002 x700 View (425) 409-9002 x700
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Grief Counseling Northwest
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bellevue, WA 98006
Everyone experiences loss and grief in their life, and every person goes through the grief process in their own way and at their own rate. I like to serve as a guide/facilitator as each client works toward "healing" on their unique journey through grief. I have been a Hospice Bereavement Counselor for 12 years and enjoy working with adolescents, young adults, adults and seniors. I believe in active listening, and provide caring support and resources to grieving clients.
Everyone experiences loss and grief in their life, and every person goes through the grief process in their own way and at their own rate. I like to serve as a guide/facilitator as each client works toward "healing" on their unique journey through grief. I have been a Hospice Bereavement Counselor for 12 years and enjoy working with adolescents, young adults, adults and seniors. I believe in active listening, and provide caring support and resources to grieving clients.
(206) 639-2473 View (206) 639-2473
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Max Shannon
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Bellevue, WA 98006  (Online Only)
PSYPACT. I am a licensed Psychologist and anxiety specialist serving under the PSYPACT license, and can practice in over 35 states in the USA . I specialize in treating Paruresus (shy bladder syndrome), panic disorder, sleep disorders and agoraphobia. I have extensive training in multiple evidence-based therapies, and experience with a wide array of issues adults face. I work in a collaborative way, and I am engaged and active in session. In our work, you will experience new approaches to your emotions, new ways to connect with yourself and others, and an understanding of how to continue your growth after therapy.
PSYPACT. I am a licensed Psychologist and anxiety specialist serving under the PSYPACT license, and can practice in over 35 states in the USA . I specialize in treating Paruresus (shy bladder syndrome), panic disorder, sleep disorders and agoraphobia. I have extensive training in multiple evidence-based therapies, and experience with a wide array of issues adults face. I work in a collaborative way, and I am engaged and active in session. In our work, you will experience new approaches to your emotions, new ways to connect with yourself and others, and an understanding of how to continue your growth after therapy.
(206) 309-9049 View (206) 309-9049
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Marlena Love
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Bellevue, WA 98006
You're used to handling responsibility. You know life is what you make of it and you normally feel pretty optimistic and accomplished. But lately you find yourself off-balance. You may regret things you've said or done because there was no time to really sort out the best path. BEFORE you cut off important foundation pieces- your marriage, career, activities and people you've loved that feel like they no longer fit, see me and together let's make sure they're not part of your protective alarm system, begging for perspective and healthier personal balance.
You're used to handling responsibility. You know life is what you make of it and you normally feel pretty optimistic and accomplished. But lately you find yourself off-balance. You may regret things you've said or done because there was no time to really sort out the best path. BEFORE you cut off important foundation pieces- your marriage, career, activities and people you've loved that feel like they no longer fit, see me and together let's make sure they're not part of your protective alarm system, begging for perspective and healthier personal balance.
(425) 279-7317 View (425) 279-7317
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Christine Davis
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellevue, WA 98006
Now Accepting New Clients! I am a psychotherapist for And Still We Rise under the supervision of Dr. Natasha Holmes. I hold a Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology from Texas Woman's University. in Denton, Texas, I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy, and that we all deserve to have a space to learn about ourselves and our relationships. I believe my clients are experts on themselves, and feel honored each time a client chooses to work with me as they grow and heal. I have a strong passion for sexual violence prevention and survivor support.
Now Accepting New Clients! I am a psychotherapist for And Still We Rise under the supervision of Dr. Natasha Holmes. I hold a Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology from Texas Woman's University. in Denton, Texas, I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy, and that we all deserve to have a space to learn about ourselves and our relationships. I believe my clients are experts on themselves, and feel honored each time a client chooses to work with me as they grow and heal. I have a strong passion for sexual violence prevention and survivor support.
(425) 728-6966 View (425) 728-6966
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And Still We Rise, LLC
PsyD
Verified Verified
Bellevue, WA 98006  (Online Only)
ASWR is Now Accepting New Clients! I am a psychoanalytically and trauma-informed black feminist and womanist psychologist with training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Attachment Theory, and Feminist Therapy.
ASWR is Now Accepting New Clients! I am a psychoanalytically and trauma-informed black feminist and womanist psychologist with training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Attachment Theory, and Feminist Therapy.
(425) 629-8923 View (425) 629-8923
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Kristen Yamamoto-Wong
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bellevue, WA 98006  (Online Only)
Together, we can gain clarity for situations and experiences that feel overwhelming and discern why problems are on repeat. I have 20+ years of experience providing therapeutic insight and guidance to better manage anxiety, difficult relationships, impact from trauma, depression, self-doubt, etc. Positive adjustments in thinking will increase self-worth, well-being, and the capacity to develop and maintain more satisfying relationships. I use CBT and psychodynamic principles to help the client determine what changes, if any, are needed and will be made.
Together, we can gain clarity for situations and experiences that feel overwhelming and discern why problems are on repeat. I have 20+ years of experience providing therapeutic insight and guidance to better manage anxiety, difficult relationships, impact from trauma, depression, self-doubt, etc. Positive adjustments in thinking will increase self-worth, well-being, and the capacity to develop and maintain more satisfying relationships. I use CBT and psychodynamic principles to help the client determine what changes, if any, are needed and will be made.
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Josh Kaplan - OCD, Anxiety & Depression Specialist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bellevue, WA 98006
Hi, and thanks for viewing my profile. My name is Josh Kaplan, I’m a compassionate and experienced therapist with a mission to help individuals overcome Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Depression. With over a decade of experience specializing in these areas, I have developed a deep understanding of these conditions and their profound impact on one's life. Whether you are dealing with the recurrent cycle of OCD, endless thoughts of anxiety, or the deep sadness of depression, I'm here to guide you through your recovery journey.
Hi, and thanks for viewing my profile. My name is Josh Kaplan, I’m a compassionate and experienced therapist with a mission to help individuals overcome Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Depression. With over a decade of experience specializing in these areas, I have developed a deep understanding of these conditions and their profound impact on one's life. Whether you are dealing with the recurrent cycle of OCD, endless thoughts of anxiety, or the deep sadness of depression, I'm here to guide you through your recovery journey.
(425) 906-3369 View (425) 906-3369
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Nicolette Moore Rutan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellevue, WA 98006  (Online Only)
I help anxious perfectionists and overthinkers get out of their heads and start living the life that they want for themselves. Message me for a free consultation! You feel anxious, stressed, lonely, or burnt out. The pressure of others’ expectations and doing everything for everyone is weighing you down. You are constantly overthinking and worried about the future and what others think of you. Your schedule is packed, but you feel totally alone. You want to make a change, but you are struggling with motivation and have no idea where to start. You’re starting to wonder if it will always be this way. It doesn’t have to be.
I help anxious perfectionists and overthinkers get out of their heads and start living the life that they want for themselves. Message me for a free consultation! You feel anxious, stressed, lonely, or burnt out. The pressure of others’ expectations and doing everything for everyone is weighing you down. You are constantly overthinking and worried about the future and what others think of you. Your schedule is packed, but you feel totally alone. You want to make a change, but you are struggling with motivation and have no idea where to start. You’re starting to wonder if it will always be this way. It doesn’t have to be.
(425) 532-5819 View (425) 532-5819
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Next Level Counseling, PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellevue, WA 98006  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am Lisa Brawn, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, trained Play Therapist, and am currently pursuing a Geek Therapy certification. I am a Gamer & Geek friendly, LGBTQ+ friendly, Sex-Positive therapist. My focus is on helping my clients navigate their lives and relationships. I treat older children/teens, and adults of all ages. Much of my work has focused on anxiety, depression, trauma & post trauma, relationship and family issues, parenting skills, school difficulties, teen/adult ADHD, life transition difficulties, behavioral issues, and self-acceptance.
I am Lisa Brawn, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, trained Play Therapist, and am currently pursuing a Geek Therapy certification. I am a Gamer & Geek friendly, LGBTQ+ friendly, Sex-Positive therapist. My focus is on helping my clients navigate their lives and relationships. I treat older children/teens, and adults of all ages. Much of my work has focused on anxiety, depression, trauma & post trauma, relationship and family issues, parenting skills, school difficulties, teen/adult ADHD, life transition difficulties, behavioral issues, and self-acceptance.
(360) 226-8864 View (360) 226-8864
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Brian Petermeyer
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Not Verified Not Verified
5 Endorsed
Bellevue, WA 98006  (Online Only)
Healing, growth, and change. Are you wondering if these common outcomes of therapy are actually possible for you, or if therapy works at all? Maybe you have a different set of questions. Can someone really help me overcome this dark depression or intense anxiety? Am I the only one feeling like this? Can our relationship rebound after this betrayal? What's wrong with me/him/her/them/us? Will I ever be free of this addiction? Why can't they just be happy for me? Questions like these are worthy to be asked and take a great deal of courage to seek the answers. You don't have to do this alone.
Healing, growth, and change. Are you wondering if these common outcomes of therapy are actually possible for you, or if therapy works at all? Maybe you have a different set of questions. Can someone really help me overcome this dark depression or intense anxiety? Am I the only one feeling like this? Can our relationship rebound after this betrayal? What's wrong with me/him/her/them/us? Will I ever be free of this addiction? Why can't they just be happy for me? Questions like these are worthy to be asked and take a great deal of courage to seek the answers. You don't have to do this alone.
(425) 225-3469 x703 View (425) 225-3469 x703
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Sara Winnick
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Bellevue, WA 98006
Not accepting new clients
Healing, growth, and change. Are you wondering if these common outcomes of therapy are actually possible for you, or if therapy works at all? Maybe you have a different set of questions. Can I really feel settled in my own body and more confident in my choices? Am I the only one feeling like this? Can our relationship rebound after this hurt, and can we repair and feel closeness once again? What's wrong with me/him/her/them/us? Why can't they just be happy for me? Questions like these are worthy to be asked and take a great deal of courage to seek the answers. You don't have to do this alone.
Healing, growth, and change. Are you wondering if these common outcomes of therapy are actually possible for you, or if therapy works at all? Maybe you have a different set of questions. Can I really feel settled in my own body and more confident in my choices? Am I the only one feeling like this? Can our relationship rebound after this hurt, and can we repair and feel closeness once again? What's wrong with me/him/her/them/us? Why can't they just be happy for me? Questions like these are worthy to be asked and take a great deal of courage to seek the answers. You don't have to do this alone.
(425) 217-1867 x701 View (425) 217-1867 x701
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Comprehensive Wellness Northwest
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Bellevue, WA 98006
Not accepting new clients
We all experience moments in our life where things can be overwhelming. Maybe we don’t feel like ourselves anymore, or we find that our stress has been increasing more than we know what to do with. Be it anxiety, depression, or processing through difficult events, therapy can be a safe place to take care of ourselves and our mental wellbeing. My goal as a therapist is to create a compassionate and safe environment that is inclusive of all walks of life. I believe that therapy should be a personalized, collaborative experience, and that the client knows themself best.
We all experience moments in our life where things can be overwhelming. Maybe we don’t feel like ourselves anymore, or we find that our stress has been increasing more than we know what to do with. Be it anxiety, depression, or processing through difficult events, therapy can be a safe place to take care of ourselves and our mental wellbeing. My goal as a therapist is to create a compassionate and safe environment that is inclusive of all walks of life. I believe that therapy should be a personalized, collaborative experience, and that the client knows themself best.
(206) 210-2698 View (206) 210-2698
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Jennie Temple
Psychologist, PsyD, MSW, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bellevue, WA 98006
I've always been drawn to the Serenity Prayer and its timeless significance to everyday life - anywhere - at anytime. Across time I often find my role helping people accept what they cannot change. I help them change what they can through identification of their own resources with any input I can provide through my education, training and experience. Together we collaborate for "wisdom to know the difference." My background as a Social Worker, Child Mental Health Specialist, and Clinical Psychologist has given me the depth and breadth to work with most any challenge brought my way.
I've always been drawn to the Serenity Prayer and its timeless significance to everyday life - anywhere - at anytime. Across time I often find my role helping people accept what they cannot change. I help them change what they can through identification of their own resources with any input I can provide through my education, training and experience. Together we collaborate for "wisdom to know the difference." My background as a Social Worker, Child Mental Health Specialist, and Clinical Psychologist has given me the depth and breadth to work with most any challenge brought my way.
(206) 203-0753 View (206) 203-0753
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Linh Johanna Truong
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MedFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellevue, WA 98006
I am an Asian family therapist serving therapeutic needs of children, individuals, couples and families. I help clients gain awareness of their internal processes and the way they engage their loved ones and community meaningfully. People can integrate this self-understanding into their current life narratives, or in another word, 're-story' their life experiences. As we change the way we see ourselves, people and the world, we can choose to live differently and purposefully. When coming to my office, you will be invited to share your life stories, and I will listen as your editor.
I am an Asian family therapist serving therapeutic needs of children, individuals, couples and families. I help clients gain awareness of their internal processes and the way they engage their loved ones and community meaningfully. People can integrate this self-understanding into their current life narratives, or in another word, 're-story' their life experiences. As we change the way we see ourselves, people and the world, we can choose to live differently and purposefully. When coming to my office, you will be invited to share your life stories, and I will listen as your editor.
(425) 321-5998 x800 View (425) 321-5998 x800

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 98006

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 98006 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
70% Coping Skills
67% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Premera
60% Regence
54% Aetna

How Therapists in 98006 see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 98006?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.