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Jane Keptner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mill Creek, WA 98012  (Online Only)
Jane is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with individual adults. Jane’s theoretical orientation is grounded in family systems theory and her approach to therapy uses a combination of Internal Family Systems, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness-based therapy models. Jane is aware that making the decision to seek out therapy takes tremendous courage, and she is glad you are exploring this path forward.
Jane is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with individual adults. Jane’s theoretical orientation is grounded in family systems theory and her approach to therapy uses a combination of Internal Family Systems, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness-based therapy models. Jane is aware that making the decision to seek out therapy takes tremendous courage, and she is glad you are exploring this path forward.
(425) 529-5793 x1 View (425) 529-5793 x1
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Brian Carlton
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bothell, WA 98012
Everyone needs hope. We despair and turn to alcohol, food, shopping, sex and the infinite screen to fill our void. We think we know what we want: intimacy, confidence, inner peace and a sense of achievement. We want to matter. We are tortured at times by self doubt implanted by past traumas. I offer a secure place to be yourself to unravel your secrets, fears, shame and guilt. I have 26 years post-doctoral clinical experience counseling individuals, couples and families. I view human problems from a social systemic perspective addressing the individual and their social context.
Everyone needs hope. We despair and turn to alcohol, food, shopping, sex and the infinite screen to fill our void. We think we know what we want: intimacy, confidence, inner peace and a sense of achievement. We want to matter. We are tortured at times by self doubt implanted by past traumas. I offer a secure place to be yourself to unravel your secrets, fears, shame and guilt. I have 26 years post-doctoral clinical experience counseling individuals, couples and families. I view human problems from a social systemic perspective addressing the individual and their social context.
(425) 483-3830 View (425) 483-3830
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Donna Allen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bothell, WA 98012
Donna Allen, LMFT As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I work with adult individuals and couples, in a holistic and systems-oriented way. Together we'll explore the elements of your life that are stressors as well as supports and use that information to help you achieve your goals.
Donna Allen, LMFT As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I work with adult individuals and couples, in a holistic and systems-oriented way. Together we'll explore the elements of your life that are stressors as well as supports and use that information to help you achieve your goals.
(425) 537-6870 View (425) 537-6870
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Jena Minami
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mill Creek, WA 98012  (Online Only)
Navigating life's challenges is an inevitable part of the life, & I am here to provide a safe haven for adults seeking to unravel & embrace their inner complexities. I recognize that each individual's struggles are intricately intertwined with their unique life experiences & relationships. My primary aim is to empower clients to confront their thoughts & emotions head-on, fostering growth & fortifying resilience in the process. I believe in the significance of acknowledging how cultural, spiritual, sexual, & gender identities influence the therapeutic journey.
Navigating life's challenges is an inevitable part of the life, & I am here to provide a safe haven for adults seeking to unravel & embrace their inner complexities. I recognize that each individual's struggles are intricately intertwined with their unique life experiences & relationships. My primary aim is to empower clients to confront their thoughts & emotions head-on, fostering growth & fortifying resilience in the process. I believe in the significance of acknowledging how cultural, spiritual, sexual, & gender identities influence the therapeutic journey.
(425) 600-7671 View (425) 600-7671
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Samantha Studley
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Mill Creek, WA 98012
I am accepting a few new clients currently, please contact me for availability and to schedule a consult to see if we are a good fit. I work with teens and adults on struggles such as anxiety, panic attacks, depression, mood disorders, life transitions, addiction, identity questioning and transitions (LGBTQIA+ affirming), codependency, issues in relationships, and more. I’m passionate about helping clients who want to heal in ways that allow them to move forward and remove obstacles preventing them from reaching their goals and embracing their truths.
I am accepting a few new clients currently, please contact me for availability and to schedule a consult to see if we are a good fit. I work with teens and adults on struggles such as anxiety, panic attacks, depression, mood disorders, life transitions, addiction, identity questioning and transitions (LGBTQIA+ affirming), codependency, issues in relationships, and more. I’m passionate about helping clients who want to heal in ways that allow them to move forward and remove obstacles preventing them from reaching their goals and embracing their truths.
(425) 584-3138 View (425) 584-3138
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Adam S. Waldron
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mill Creek, WA 98012
I specialize in working with clients who may be grappling with feelings of worry, anxiety, or panic. I also help those suffering from a lack of joy, loss of motivation, and guilt. Or, if you're stuck in conflict with loved ones, I'm here to help. During our initial sessions, we'll delve into the core issues and collaboratively create a personalized plan based on your strengths. My ultimate goal is to empower you to feel better and develop effective coping strategies, so that eventually, you can take your life back.
I specialize in working with clients who may be grappling with feelings of worry, anxiety, or panic. I also help those suffering from a lack of joy, loss of motivation, and guilt. Or, if you're stuck in conflict with loved ones, I'm here to help. During our initial sessions, we'll delve into the core issues and collaboratively create a personalized plan based on your strengths. My ultimate goal is to empower you to feel better and develop effective coping strategies, so that eventually, you can take your life back.
(425) 215-1923 View (425) 215-1923
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Suvratha Victor John
MSc, MEd, BCBA, LBA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bothell, WA 98012
As a board-certified behavior analyst I have extensively worked with children and adults with autism, developmental/ intellectual disabilities, attention deficit disorders and maladaptive behaviors. I focus on helping them learn social communication skills, cognitive and executive skills, and adaptive living skills. I provide parent and caregiver coaching to help the families understand how to support and advocate for their children. Through parent/caregiver coaching, I help parents gain confidence in learning new tools and model how solve behavioral/ emotional/ mental challenges.
As a board-certified behavior analyst I have extensively worked with children and adults with autism, developmental/ intellectual disabilities, attention deficit disorders and maladaptive behaviors. I focus on helping them learn social communication skills, cognitive and executive skills, and adaptive living skills. I provide parent and caregiver coaching to help the families understand how to support and advocate for their children. Through parent/caregiver coaching, I help parents gain confidence in learning new tools and model how solve behavioral/ emotional/ mental challenges.
(425) 537-6028 View (425) 537-6028
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Katelyn Lindstrom
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SUDP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mill Creek, WA 98012  (Online Only)
I believe that individuals, couples and families come to therapy with unique strengths and tools that can be identified and built upon in session. Acknowledging the relationships, communities, and cultures that impact your life is essential for making lasting change. By looking at the big picture, including your internal and interpersonal worlds, we can address that issues that brought you to therapy and make lasting change in your life.
I believe that individuals, couples and families come to therapy with unique strengths and tools that can be identified and built upon in session. Acknowledging the relationships, communities, and cultures that impact your life is essential for making lasting change. By looking at the big picture, including your internal and interpersonal worlds, we can address that issues that brought you to therapy and make lasting change in your life.
(206) 565-1331 View (206) 565-1331
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Karen Sutton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mill Creek, WA 98012  (Online Only)
I work with people to encourage them to practice self-acceptance and improve their relationships. For many people, the difficulty they are experiencing began with early learning. Sometimes the beliefs we carry about ourselves are at the root of anxiety and depression. Sometimes there are issues of trauma that need more resolution. With time, understanding and support, you can improve your life. In working with clients my first step is to build an understanding of the issues and the person/persons in front of me as well as I can. From there it's a process of finding what skills and techniques work for you. It does get better.
I work with people to encourage them to practice self-acceptance and improve their relationships. For many people, the difficulty they are experiencing began with early learning. Sometimes the beliefs we carry about ourselves are at the root of anxiety and depression. Sometimes there are issues of trauma that need more resolution. With time, understanding and support, you can improve your life. In working with clients my first step is to build an understanding of the issues and the person/persons in front of me as well as I can. From there it's a process of finding what skills and techniques work for you. It does get better.
(425) 399-5185 View (425) 399-5185
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Arabella Andros
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mill Creek, WA 98012
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! I currently have a waitlist and I'm accepting new clients for the end of May 2024! Please feel free to message me or give me a call! I believe that we are trying to balance all of the difficult things that we are experiencing in our day to day lives. All sorts of things within our lives can be impacting us. I like to look at the whole picture of what is going on, and work on all of those pieces together.
Hello! I currently have a waitlist and I'm accepting new clients for the end of May 2024! Please feel free to message me or give me a call! I believe that we are trying to balance all of the difficult things that we are experiencing in our day to day lives. All sorts of things within our lives can be impacting us. I like to look at the whole picture of what is going on, and work on all of those pieces together.
(425) 728-2430 View (425) 728-2430
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Michelle A. Lechnyr
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CDC®
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bothell, WA 98012  (Online Only)
My goal is to equip you with effective strategies for shifting your thought patterns, easing anxious thoughts, and overcoming depression.. I specialize in addressing a range of issues including anxiety, depression, postpartum depression, divorce, infidelity, life transitions, and complex trauma. My therapeutic approach encompasses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and EMDR. As a certified divorce coach, I provide guidance to help you navigate relationship challenges and make informed decisions.Additionally, I offer support to individuals grappling with a cancer diagnosis. Gottman trained: Bringing Baby Home Educator.
My goal is to equip you with effective strategies for shifting your thought patterns, easing anxious thoughts, and overcoming depression.. I specialize in addressing a range of issues including anxiety, depression, postpartum depression, divorce, infidelity, life transitions, and complex trauma. My therapeutic approach encompasses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and EMDR. As a certified divorce coach, I provide guidance to help you navigate relationship challenges and make informed decisions.Additionally, I offer support to individuals grappling with a cancer diagnosis. Gottman trained: Bringing Baby Home Educator.
(206) 590-5505 View (206) 590-5505
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Jennifer Gross
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Mill Creek, WA 98012
Effective 5/23/23, I am only providing services to clients seeking psychological evaluations. No counseling services are offered in my practice. Evaluations are commonly sought for concerns, such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific Learning Disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, to name a few. Some clients who are experiencing Gender Dysphoria also seek evaluations to support medical transition services.
Effective 5/23/23, I am only providing services to clients seeking psychological evaluations. No counseling services are offered in my practice. Evaluations are commonly sought for concerns, such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific Learning Disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, to name a few. Some clients who are experiencing Gender Dysphoria also seek evaluations to support medical transition services.
(253) 245-1884 x7 View (253) 245-1884 x7
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Kevin St Jacques
Counselor, PsyD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Mill Creek, WA 98012
Not accepting new clients
I work with adults and adolescents who are dealing with various psycho-social issues including depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, OCD, and trauma. I work in partnership with you to empower you to find solutions that work for your particular situation. My primary therapeutic modality is EMDR Therapy.
I work with adults and adolescents who are dealing with various psycho-social issues including depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, OCD, and trauma. I work in partnership with you to empower you to find solutions that work for your particular situation. My primary therapeutic modality is EMDR Therapy.
(425) 385-0402 View (425) 385-0402
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New Perceptions Counseling PLLC- Rigo Madrigal
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Bothell, WA 98012  (Online Only)
Born in California, where I spent my formative years, before being stationed in Washington. During our initial sessions, we will embark on a comprehensive exploration of your challenges, working together to create a collaborative roadmap for your journey ahead. It's not uncommon for many of my clients to notice a reduction in symptoms within the first month, and as we continue our work together, they often experience lasting and meaningful improvements in their well-being.
Born in California, where I spent my formative years, before being stationed in Washington. During our initial sessions, we will embark on a comprehensive exploration of your challenges, working together to create a collaborative roadmap for your journey ahead. It's not uncommon for many of my clients to notice a reduction in symptoms within the first month, and as we continue our work together, they often experience lasting and meaningful improvements in their well-being.
(425) 448-6208 x1003 View (425) 448-6208 x1003
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Marta Bras
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Mill Creek, WA 98012  (Online Only)
I offer my clients over a decade of professional experience in individual, couples, and family therapy. Relationship work is my specialty. I help my clients to improve their relationships with themselves or other significant people in their lives. My own longtime marriage, two grown children, and many changes in my personal life make me especially understanding and empathetic to the struggles my clients experience.
I offer my clients over a decade of professional experience in individual, couples, and family therapy. Relationship work is my specialty. I help my clients to improve their relationships with themselves or other significant people in their lives. My own longtime marriage, two grown children, and many changes in my personal life make me especially understanding and empathetic to the struggles my clients experience.
(425) 307-4476 View (425) 307-4476
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Lisa Lopez
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CMHS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mill Creek, WA 98012
Not accepting new clients
Hi, I'm Lisa! I offer counseling for adults, families, teens, and children. Yes, counseling works, and you and your family can change through this process. I am great with kids and teens; it comes naturally to me. Adults appreciate my down-to-earth nature and ability to meet them where they're at. Counseling techniques I like to use: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Lifespan Integration Therapy (LI certified), Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems Therapy, and Play Therapy (for children). I provide both traditional counseling and Christian counseling, upon request of the client.
Hi, I'm Lisa! I offer counseling for adults, families, teens, and children. Yes, counseling works, and you and your family can change through this process. I am great with kids and teens; it comes naturally to me. Adults appreciate my down-to-earth nature and ability to meet them where they're at. Counseling techniques I like to use: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Lifespan Integration Therapy (LI certified), Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems Therapy, and Play Therapy (for children). I provide both traditional counseling and Christian counseling, upon request of the client.
(425) 358-4901 View (425) 358-4901
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Diana Tilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mill Creek, WA 98012  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck? I am here to help you identify and change patterns that are no longer serving you. By listening to you without judgment, I gain a deep understanding of what is bringing you to therapy, then collaborate with you to identify new ways of thinking and being that will work better for you. Problems I often help with include processing adverse childhood experiences and recognizing how they impact us as adults; changing codependent relationship patterns; understanding the impact of attachment styles on relationships; restructuring negative thoughts; healing from eating disorders; coping with chronic illness; and more.
Do you feel stuck? I am here to help you identify and change patterns that are no longer serving you. By listening to you without judgment, I gain a deep understanding of what is bringing you to therapy, then collaborate with you to identify new ways of thinking and being that will work better for you. Problems I often help with include processing adverse childhood experiences and recognizing how they impact us as adults; changing codependent relationship patterns; understanding the impact of attachment styles on relationships; restructuring negative thoughts; healing from eating disorders; coping with chronic illness; and more.
(425) 224-5333 View (425) 224-5333
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Cheri Woolley
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, LMFTA
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Mill Creek, WA 98012
Hi there, thanks for stopping by! My approach to therapy comes from the belief that your journey is unique and personal. Sometimes life experiences place obstacles in our path that make it hard to move forward. My goal is to help you remove these so you can find purpose and joy in life. Part of removing these obstacles is knowing how you react to stress or trauma and recognize warning signs and patterns that cause you to feel anxious, stuck, tired, overwhelmed, or all of the above! I work with adults and motivated couples who really want to work on the relationship, but aren't sure where to start.
Hi there, thanks for stopping by! My approach to therapy comes from the belief that your journey is unique and personal. Sometimes life experiences place obstacles in our path that make it hard to move forward. My goal is to help you remove these so you can find purpose and joy in life. Part of removing these obstacles is knowing how you react to stress or trauma and recognize warning signs and patterns that cause you to feel anxious, stuck, tired, overwhelmed, or all of the above! I work with adults and motivated couples who really want to work on the relationship, but aren't sure where to start.
(425) 243-1158 View (425) 243-1158
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Annie Kilpatrick
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Mill Creek, WA 98012
Accepting new clients in Bellevue! Taking that initial step to start therapy can feel daunting, but I am here to support you! I work with teens and adults addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and self-harm. My therapeutic approach is eclectic and based on individual needs. As a practitioner who has experienced my own healing in physical and mental health, a holistic approach with trauma informed care are key parts of my approach. My goal is to create a safe space for teens to explore their identity and navigate strong emotions and giving adults a non judgmental space to express needs and begin healing.
Accepting new clients in Bellevue! Taking that initial step to start therapy can feel daunting, but I am here to support you! I work with teens and adults addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and self-harm. My therapeutic approach is eclectic and based on individual needs. As a practitioner who has experienced my own healing in physical and mental health, a holistic approach with trauma informed care are key parts of my approach. My goal is to create a safe space for teens to explore their identity and navigate strong emotions and giving adults a non judgmental space to express needs and begin healing.
(425) 517-1915 View (425) 517-1915
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James Keyes
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Mill Creek, WA 98012
AUGUST 2021 - PRACTICE PRIMARILY FULL. (I have a few AM appointment openings - NO AFTER SCHOOL TIMES right now; I AM available for COGNITIVE (dementia or ADHD; learning) & Autism EVALUATIONS; no therapy). I am one of a dozen Board Certified Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychologists in Washington. I specialize in working on the types of thoughts, feelings and actions that can help us ... or alternatively are creating problems in our lives. I would utilize evidence based approaches proven to work, & tailor those to the unique & individual situation going on in your life, working toward solutions that make things run more smoothly.
AUGUST 2021 - PRACTICE PRIMARILY FULL. (I have a few AM appointment openings - NO AFTER SCHOOL TIMES right now; I AM available for COGNITIVE (dementia or ADHD; learning) & Autism EVALUATIONS; no therapy). I am one of a dozen Board Certified Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychologists in Washington. I specialize in working on the types of thoughts, feelings and actions that can help us ... or alternatively are creating problems in our lives. I would utilize evidence based approaches proven to work, & tailor those to the unique & individual situation going on in your life, working toward solutions that make things run more smoothly.
(425) 276-6752 x9 View (425) 276-6752 x9

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 98012

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 98012 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
75% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Premera
72% Regence
64% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 98012 see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
25% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 98012?

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.