Therapists in 98026

Photo of Janelle Jensen, Marriage & Family Therapist in 98026, WA
Janelle Jensen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonds, WA 98026  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Janelle Jensen and I work as a therapist and consultant in the Seattle area. My background includes Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapy, with work experience in adult mental health, aging, memory loss and family caregiver support. If you are an individual or family living with or caring for someone living with dementia or a related condition, I will work with you to provide dementia education, plan for current and future care needs, and offer emotional support to process changing relationships, grief/loss, and stressors related to family caregiving.
Hello! My name is Janelle Jensen and I work as a therapist and consultant in the Seattle area. My background includes Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapy, with work experience in adult mental health, aging, memory loss and family caregiver support. If you are an individual or family living with or caring for someone living with dementia or a related condition, I will work with you to provide dementia education, plan for current and future care needs, and offer emotional support to process changing relationships, grief/loss, and stressors related to family caregiving.
(206) 659-5846 View (206) 659-5846
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Elizabeth B Lyell
Counselor, CC, PhD
Verified Verified
Edmonds, WA 98026  (Online Only)
My overall aim is to offer warm, safe, thoughtful, caring support for you as you deal with whatever difficulties or challenges you are going through. You may be facing change, or the need for such. If you are experiencing insecurity, anxiety, fear, confusion, depression, turmoil, I can help. And if you are searching for new life direction and wish to develop greater confidence, self-awareness and intactness, I can help with this as well. I enjoy working with people and can offer you compassion, neutrality, wisdom, encouragement. If you wish to discover more about yourself and your situation, you have my support, please be in touch.
My overall aim is to offer warm, safe, thoughtful, caring support for you as you deal with whatever difficulties or challenges you are going through. You may be facing change, or the need for such. If you are experiencing insecurity, anxiety, fear, confusion, depression, turmoil, I can help. And if you are searching for new life direction and wish to develop greater confidence, self-awareness and intactness, I can help with this as well. I enjoy working with people and can offer you compassion, neutrality, wisdom, encouragement. If you wish to discover more about yourself and your situation, you have my support, please be in touch.
(425) 598-0831 View (425) 598-0831
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Sabrina Rood
EdD
Verified Verified
Edmonds, WA 98026
I welcome adult clients who are seeking support and encouragement as they face life's challenges. I am especially skilled and experienced at diagnostic assessment and supportive narrative therapy for adults with high-functioning autism or Asperger's. Many adults have wondered if they might be on the autism spectrum and seek a diagnosis later in life. I am happy to welcome those clients who want to explore spirituality within our work together. I am experienced in counseling GLBTQ clients and clients who identify as poly or kink. I enjoy working with bereaved parents and artists, musicians, and writers.
I welcome adult clients who are seeking support and encouragement as they face life's challenges. I am especially skilled and experienced at diagnostic assessment and supportive narrative therapy for adults with high-functioning autism or Asperger's. Many adults have wondered if they might be on the autism spectrum and seek a diagnosis later in life. I am happy to welcome those clients who want to explore spirituality within our work together. I am experienced in counseling GLBTQ clients and clients who identify as poly or kink. I enjoy working with bereaved parents and artists, musicians, and writers.
(206) 866-2984 View (206) 866-2984
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Kevin Kyle Jacobson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonds, WA 98026  (Online Only)
I AM ACCEPTING new clients . Welcome and thank you for considering me to be part of your change process in this phase of your journey. Life is full of peaks and valleys and each challenge along the way is an opportunity for growth. I take an eclectic approach to therapy working with you to gain an understanding of your unique strengths and struggles and what works best for you to make the necessary changes to improve your life. I have over 31 years of counseling experience working with individuals, couples and families in a multitude of settings.
I AM ACCEPTING new clients . Welcome and thank you for considering me to be part of your change process in this phase of your journey. Life is full of peaks and valleys and each challenge along the way is an opportunity for growth. I take an eclectic approach to therapy working with you to gain an understanding of your unique strengths and struggles and what works best for you to make the necessary changes to improve your life. I have over 31 years of counseling experience working with individuals, couples and families in a multitude of settings.
(425) 217-8871 View (425) 217-8871
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Ken Nichols-Hoppe
Psychologist, PhD
Not Verified Not Verified
Edmonds, WA 98026
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in helping people work toward a better life. When working with individuals or couples, teens or elders, my style is supportive yet direct. My mission is to help my clients (both individuals and couples) develop life skills and solve problems –- thereby improving their lives and their relationships. We can best accomplish this via a nurturing, active, and goal-oriented counseling process. As we develop a trusting and collaborative relationship, I will help you work through many issues, including relationship and marital problems, anxiety, depression and anger - as well as personality patterns and work-related issues.
I specialize in helping people work toward a better life. When working with individuals or couples, teens or elders, my style is supportive yet direct. My mission is to help my clients (both individuals and couples) develop life skills and solve problems –- thereby improving their lives and their relationships. We can best accomplish this via a nurturing, active, and goal-oriented counseling process. As we develop a trusting and collaborative relationship, I will help you work through many issues, including relationship and marital problems, anxiety, depression and anger - as well as personality patterns and work-related issues.
(425) 780-5994 View (425) 780-5994
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Sheryl Copeland
Counselor, MA Ed, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonds, WA 98026  (Online Only)
I have been practicing as a mental health counselor for nearly 20 years, serving as a mental health counselor, counseling center director, and teaching college-level human development courses. I have also served as a domestic violence advocate and instructor within the Department of Corrections. I have expertise in not only addressing mental health concerns, such as depression, anxiety, relationship dynamics, parenting, and managing stress, but also helping people with college and career success, career exploration, and decision making, whether it's the beginning of your career or your next career opportunity.
I have been practicing as a mental health counselor for nearly 20 years, serving as a mental health counselor, counseling center director, and teaching college-level human development courses. I have also served as a domestic violence advocate and instructor within the Department of Corrections. I have expertise in not only addressing mental health concerns, such as depression, anxiety, relationship dynamics, parenting, and managing stress, but also helping people with college and career success, career exploration, and decision making, whether it's the beginning of your career or your next career opportunity.
(425) 428-4271 View (425) 428-4271
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Doralissa Griffin
Counselor, LMHC, MS
Verified Verified
Edmonds, WA 98026
Not accepting new clients
Limited Waitlist. I am a fully Licensed Mental Health Counselor and therapist. I provide counseling and life enrichment services for adults and groups. My office is a safe atmosphere welcoming diversity in culture, in sexual orientation, religion, and other factors of difference. Our lives can be wonderful, tragic, amazing, challenging and even overwhelming as we go on many journeys and walk on many paths. Difficulties like depression, anxiety, addictions, and trauma can add blocks and pit falls on our life paths. I would like to help you figure out how to make the journey with balance and empowerment.
Limited Waitlist. I am a fully Licensed Mental Health Counselor and therapist. I provide counseling and life enrichment services for adults and groups. My office is a safe atmosphere welcoming diversity in culture, in sexual orientation, religion, and other factors of difference. Our lives can be wonderful, tragic, amazing, challenging and even overwhelming as we go on many journeys and walk on many paths. Difficulties like depression, anxiety, addictions, and trauma can add blocks and pit falls on our life paths. I would like to help you figure out how to make the journey with balance and empowerment.
(425) 312-6396 View (425) 312-6396
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Megan L Dillon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Edmonds, WA 98026  (Online Only)
My name is Megan Dillon and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been a practicing clinical social worker for 15 years supporting clients in jails, courtrooms, hospitals, primary care clinics and emergency rooms. The breadth of my practice has shown me that people want to experience peace, feel self-worth, and have meaningful connections. These desires are not unique but are the bricks that pave the pathway to healing and connecting with our best selves. Navigating the healing journey to true self-discovery is unique to each person. Thus, there is no one size fits all method of counseling.
My name is Megan Dillon and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been a practicing clinical social worker for 15 years supporting clients in jails, courtrooms, hospitals, primary care clinics and emergency rooms. The breadth of my practice has shown me that people want to experience peace, feel self-worth, and have meaningful connections. These desires are not unique but are the bricks that pave the pathway to healing and connecting with our best selves. Navigating the healing journey to true self-discovery is unique to each person. Thus, there is no one size fits all method of counseling.
(425) 578-5486 View (425) 578-5486
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Mandi Woolsey
Counselor, LMHCA, MAEd
Verified Verified
Edmonds, WA 98026  (Online Only)
What a rough ride it's been over the last several years....a real doozy! There are so many people struggling with feelings of overwhelm, stress, anger/rage, grief, disillusion, lack of trust, lack of safety, hopelessness, loneliness, anxiety....you name it! We all feel it at times but sometimes it gets to be too much for us to handle on our own. We need to process our feelings, be heard, be seen, connect, and find our way through this maze of life. Does this sound like you? NO shame in that. We are human.
What a rough ride it's been over the last several years....a real doozy! There are so many people struggling with feelings of overwhelm, stress, anger/rage, grief, disillusion, lack of trust, lack of safety, hopelessness, loneliness, anxiety....you name it! We all feel it at times but sometimes it gets to be too much for us to handle on our own. We need to process our feelings, be heard, be seen, connect, and find our way through this maze of life. Does this sound like you? NO shame in that. We are human.
(425) 222-2147 View (425) 222-2147
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Julie Hanson
Counselor, PsyD, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonds, WA 98026
Are you sometimes overwhelmed by your feelings, as though they are in control of your life? Do you find yourself running into the same frustrations in your life or relationships and confused about how to make meaningful change to those patterns? I help clients heal and move beyond difficult emotions and life experiences. Perhaps you are finding yourself stuck at a crossroads. I help clients discover what will bring them happiness and peace and then take the steps of realizing that vision.
Are you sometimes overwhelmed by your feelings, as though they are in control of your life? Do you find yourself running into the same frustrations in your life or relationships and confused about how to make meaningful change to those patterns? I help clients heal and move beyond difficult emotions and life experiences. Perhaps you are finding yourself stuck at a crossroads. I help clients discover what will bring them happiness and peace and then take the steps of realizing that vision.
(425) 954-3816 View (425) 954-3816
Photo of Larisa Liuticova, Counselor in 98026, WA
Larisa Liuticova
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Edmonds, WA 98026
Larisa Liuticova is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in Washington who has been practicing since 2004. She has a Master of Teaching, Psychoanalytically oriented Counselor, MS Clinical Counseling & Human Services. Larisa is a professional psychoanalytically oriented Clinical Counselor. Psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy refers to a form of psychotherapy that is based on the theoretical and analytical principles of psychoanalysis. Psychotherapy for Larisa is a creative process that is aimed at helping a person in a difficult situation.
Larisa Liuticova is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in Washington who has been practicing since 2004. She has a Master of Teaching, Psychoanalytically oriented Counselor, MS Clinical Counseling & Human Services. Larisa is a professional psychoanalytically oriented Clinical Counselor. Psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy refers to a form of psychotherapy that is based on the theoretical and analytical principles of psychoanalysis. Psychotherapy for Larisa is a creative process that is aimed at helping a person in a difficult situation.
(425) 728-6247 View (425) 728-6247
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Dr. Alana Jackson
Counselor, PsyD, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonds, WA 98026  (Online Only)
Are you tired of being on Life's Merry Go-Round? I can help you feel alive again! I believe that each of us is always one decision away from a totally different life. Change is difficult and stressful. Some of us fight it, some of us try avoiding it, and some of us lean into it. Change is the one thing that is certain in life. I am here to help with all the feelings and stresses that are associated with changes of every kind. I approach therapy from an individualist, holistic, and integrative lens. I believe personal health is impacted by emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical factors which affect personal health and well-being.
Are you tired of being on Life's Merry Go-Round? I can help you feel alive again! I believe that each of us is always one decision away from a totally different life. Change is difficult and stressful. Some of us fight it, some of us try avoiding it, and some of us lean into it. Change is the one thing that is certain in life. I am here to help with all the feelings and stresses that are associated with changes of every kind. I approach therapy from an individualist, holistic, and integrative lens. I believe personal health is impacted by emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical factors which affect personal health and well-being.
(425) 584-5583 View (425) 584-5583
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Balanced Living Therapy, LLC
Counselor, MS, LMHC, SUDP, CCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonds, WA 98026
My name is Maggie (Gigi) Ishaq. I am the owner and one of the many therapists here at Balanced Living Therapy. We are a Behavioral Health Agency offering Co-Occurring Services; Mental Health & Substance Use Counseling. We recognize that finding a therapist is a very personal and individual choice. Please visit our website to learn more about us. We are happy to help you find the best fit! Each therapist will offer compassion, understanding, and empathy. We are respectful and non-judgmental. We believe that each person has core value as a human being. Our Interns offer a reduced out of pocket rate or accept our Medicaid plans.
My name is Maggie (Gigi) Ishaq. I am the owner and one of the many therapists here at Balanced Living Therapy. We are a Behavioral Health Agency offering Co-Occurring Services; Mental Health & Substance Use Counseling. We recognize that finding a therapist is a very personal and individual choice. Please visit our website to learn more about us. We are happy to help you find the best fit! Each therapist will offer compassion, understanding, and empathy. We are respectful and non-judgmental. We believe that each person has core value as a human being. Our Interns offer a reduced out of pocket rate or accept our Medicaid plans.
(425) 284-9536 View (425) 284-9536
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Kyong I Yim
Counselor, MEd, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonds, WA 98026  (Online Only)
As an Asian-American, my passion is to work alongside adults and couples from various cultures, navigating persistent worries, unhealthy thoughts, establish healthy boundaries and communication, identify causes including cultural burdens you might be carrying that leads to feeling stuck. Are you struggling in your marriage or relationships with others? Experiencing extreme anxiety and sadness you can't shake off, or unable to let go of unhealthy relationships? You might ask, "is something wrong with me? What's wrong with my marriage?" You are not alone. Allow me the opportunity to join you in your journey of healing and restoration.
As an Asian-American, my passion is to work alongside adults and couples from various cultures, navigating persistent worries, unhealthy thoughts, establish healthy boundaries and communication, identify causes including cultural burdens you might be carrying that leads to feeling stuck. Are you struggling in your marriage or relationships with others? Experiencing extreme anxiety and sadness you can't shake off, or unable to let go of unhealthy relationships? You might ask, "is something wrong with me? What's wrong with my marriage?" You are not alone. Allow me the opportunity to join you in your journey of healing and restoration.
(425) 249-3850 View (425) 249-3850
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Samuel Gales
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Edmonds, WA 98026
Dr. Samuel Gales is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington who has been practicing since 2018. Every person has a story that influences the thoughts and feelings they currently experience. The past cannot be changed, but the future has yet to be written. By seeking therapy, you are taking an important step in bringing about the change that produces healing. Dr. Gales's approach to therapy is tailored to fit the unique needs of the individual, using evidence-based practices to bring hope to those who are looking to build a life with meaning and purpose.
Dr. Samuel Gales is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington who has been practicing since 2018. Every person has a story that influences the thoughts and feelings they currently experience. The past cannot be changed, but the future has yet to be written. By seeking therapy, you are taking an important step in bringing about the change that produces healing. Dr. Gales's approach to therapy is tailored to fit the unique needs of the individual, using evidence-based practices to bring hope to those who are looking to build a life with meaning and purpose.
(425) 517-2914 View (425) 517-2914
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Elli McLean
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonds, WA 98026  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Elli and I am here to help you on your counseling journey. Sometimes our brains can feel overcrowded by thoughts and emotions and we need an outside eye to help in making sense of the chaos. Everyone deserves a space where they can be wholly themselves and process life's stressors, this is the space I strive to provide within session. I have a passion for working with both teens and adults in navigating life's transitions and anxieties.
Hi, my name is Elli and I am here to help you on your counseling journey. Sometimes our brains can feel overcrowded by thoughts and emotions and we need an outside eye to help in making sense of the chaos. Everyone deserves a space where they can be wholly themselves and process life's stressors, this is the space I strive to provide within session. I have a passion for working with both teens and adults in navigating life's transitions and anxieties.
(425) 585-4694 View (425) 585-4694
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Ivko Pejovic
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Edmonds, WA 98026
I have over 20 years of experience working as a mental health counselor in the State of Washington. My areas of expertise include individual, couple, and family therapy. My specialties are PTSD, trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and substance abuse. Also, I have been facilitating different groups for 20 years and a DBT group for 9 years. All of the clients who have committed themself to this DBT class have learned some specific DBT skills that they can apply in their daily lives when they feel depressed or anxious.
I have over 20 years of experience working as a mental health counselor in the State of Washington. My areas of expertise include individual, couple, and family therapy. My specialties are PTSD, trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and substance abuse. Also, I have been facilitating different groups for 20 years and a DBT group for 9 years. All of the clients who have committed themself to this DBT class have learned some specific DBT skills that they can apply in their daily lives when they feel depressed or anxious.
(206) 207-8707 View (206) 207-8707
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Randie A Clark
Counselor, MA, LMHC, PLLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonds, WA 98026
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 22 years experience working in partnership with adults, and couples. I have extensive experience working with grief & loss, trauma/PTSD, complicated grief, traumatic loss (homicide, suicide, accident), bereaved parents, childhood abuse, women's sexual/domestic abuse issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions and workplace stress injury. Further information is available at randieclark.com.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 22 years experience working in partnership with adults, and couples. I have extensive experience working with grief & loss, trauma/PTSD, complicated grief, traumatic loss (homicide, suicide, accident), bereaved parents, childhood abuse, women's sexual/domestic abuse issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions and workplace stress injury. Further information is available at randieclark.com.
(206) 866-2393 View (206) 866-2393
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Stan Case
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Edmonds, WA 98026
I offer psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to adults, children, and adolescents in my private practice in Edmonds, Washington. I work with individual and relationship issues including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, dissociative disorders and trauma. My office is one block north of Swedish Hospital. Feel free to call my office directly at (425) 775-5678.
I offer psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to adults, children, and adolescents in my private practice in Edmonds, Washington. I work with individual and relationship issues including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, dissociative disorders and trauma. My office is one block north of Swedish Hospital. Feel free to call my office directly at (425) 775-5678.
(425) 610-8894 View (425) 610-8894
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Bill Sinclair
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Edmonds, WA 98026
In an overly connected world, we sometimes just need to be heard. Meeting with someone who listens deeply can uncover the answers that live within our hearts. The therapeutic process allows you to navigate life's transitions (identity, relationships, career, relocation, retirement, grief and loss) with grace. In time, you can bring your whole self to all of your relationships (intimate, family, friends, colleagues). You can also pursue purposeful action in your education, career, community and spiritual life. Living is the process of enduring change. Building resilience allows us to be enriched by that ongoing change process.
In an overly connected world, we sometimes just need to be heard. Meeting with someone who listens deeply can uncover the answers that live within our hearts. The therapeutic process allows you to navigate life's transitions (identity, relationships, career, relocation, retirement, grief and loss) with grace. In time, you can bring your whole self to all of your relationships (intimate, family, friends, colleagues). You can also pursue purposeful action in your education, career, community and spiritual life. Living is the process of enduring change. Building resilience allows us to be enriched by that ongoing change process.
(212) 569-3011 View (212) 569-3011

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 98026

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 98026 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
73% Relationship Issues
71% Grief
70% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD
65% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Premera
67% Regence
66% First Choice Health | FCH

How Therapists in 98026 see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 98026?

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.