Photo of Kathleen Hill, Marriage & Family Therapist in 98032, WA
Kathleen Hill
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kent, WA 98032  (Online Only)
Telehealth for your peace of mind and your relationships! Communication problems, stuck, or lost in quiet desperation? Counseling can help. Whether you've been together for decades or are in a new relationship, Emotionally Focused Therapy is the most effective and efficient way to restore trust and loving connection that I have found. As a Relationship Counselor, I help with problems like arguing, infidelity, parenting, divorce, remarriage, and blended families. I also work with family groupings and other relationship combinations. Looking for Individual Counseling? I provide therapy for anxiety, loneliness, depression, and trauma.
Telehealth for your peace of mind and your relationships! Communication problems, stuck, or lost in quiet desperation? Counseling can help. Whether you've been together for decades or are in a new relationship, Emotionally Focused Therapy is the most effective and efficient way to restore trust and loving connection that I have found. As a Relationship Counselor, I help with problems like arguing, infidelity, parenting, divorce, remarriage, and blended families. I also work with family groupings and other relationship combinations. Looking for Individual Counseling? I provide therapy for anxiety, loneliness, depression, and trauma.
(425) 215-0832 View (425) 215-0832
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Niashay Whitaker
Counselor, LMHC , MHP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kent, WA 98032  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I aim to provide a supportive, judgement free environment. As my client, your wants and needs will become a priority. As a team we will work together to reach your goals. I work hard to understand my clients worldview while also maintaining the ability to share outside perspective. I believe that with the right support everyone has the ability to live a fulfilling life. If you are searching for support, healing, understanding, perspective, or challenge I would love to help you with your journey.
I aim to provide a supportive, judgement free environment. As my client, your wants and needs will become a priority. As a team we will work together to reach your goals. I work hard to understand my clients worldview while also maintaining the ability to share outside perspective. I believe that with the right support everyone has the ability to live a fulfilling life. If you are searching for support, healing, understanding, perspective, or challenge I would love to help you with your journey.
(206) 203-9492 View (206) 203-9492
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Katharine E McCormack
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DREL, LICSW, ACSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Kent, WA 98032  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Most people experience times in their lives when circumstances create sudden change, stress, multiple losses, grief, depression, challenges to physical health & mental health, spiritual crises, & other concerns. In such times, we typically find ourselves needing new ideas or even wishing for comfort. It can be helpful to have a guide who specializes in concepts and coping skills that can lead to lasting change. I am a clinical social worker with years of experience working w/ a wide variety of such issues. Please Note: My practice is at capacity; I am rarely able to accept new clients. However, there may be a wait list below.
Most people experience times in their lives when circumstances create sudden change, stress, multiple losses, grief, depression, challenges to physical health & mental health, spiritual crises, & other concerns. In such times, we typically find ourselves needing new ideas or even wishing for comfort. It can be helpful to have a guide who specializes in concepts and coping skills that can lead to lasting change. I am a clinical social worker with years of experience working w/ a wide variety of such issues. Please Note: My practice is at capacity; I am rarely able to accept new clients. However, there may be a wait list below.
(206) 339-5260 View (206) 339-5260
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Whitney Lynn Erickson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kent, WA 98032
Waitlist for new clients
I am specialized in: eating disorders, substance abuse, addiction, codependency, anger, ADHD, PTSD, OCD, autism, sensory processing disorder, depression, anxiety, trauma, parent/child conflict, mood disorders, self-injury, self-harm, suicidal ideation. I have worked in inpatient, residential, or day treatment levels of care for almost 16 years with a variety of populations and have vast knowledge and expertise in being able to provide safety and support for those in need. You can expect to be pushed and challenged and find your way to healing and creating a pathway forward. You can also find me at whitneyericksoncounseling.com
I am specialized in: eating disorders, substance abuse, addiction, codependency, anger, ADHD, PTSD, OCD, autism, sensory processing disorder, depression, anxiety, trauma, parent/child conflict, mood disorders, self-injury, self-harm, suicidal ideation. I have worked in inpatient, residential, or day treatment levels of care for almost 16 years with a variety of populations and have vast knowledge and expertise in being able to provide safety and support for those in need. You can expect to be pushed and challenged and find your way to healing and creating a pathway forward. You can also find me at whitneyericksoncounseling.com
(253) 285-7786 View (253) 285-7786
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Grayson Lein
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Kent, WA 98032
I greatly enjoy working with young and/or emerging adults, professionals, men in relationships, and differently able'd individuals. I see you as the expert of your life, which means that I see my role as that of a guide to walk alongside you instead of telling you where to go. Through this process I will provide you with tools and skills to manage and improve your mental health as well as your overall wellbeing. I have a knack for learning how people best integrate information in a way that is useable and serviceable. Everyone learns in unique ways, and I will help you practice these tools and skills in a way that works for you.
I greatly enjoy working with young and/or emerging adults, professionals, men in relationships, and differently able'd individuals. I see you as the expert of your life, which means that I see my role as that of a guide to walk alongside you instead of telling you where to go. Through this process I will provide you with tools and skills to manage and improve your mental health as well as your overall wellbeing. I have a knack for learning how people best integrate information in a way that is useable and serviceable. Everyone learns in unique ways, and I will help you practice these tools and skills in a way that works for you.
(206) 590-4472 x103 View (206) 590-4472 x103
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Anne Moss Riley
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kent, WA 98032
Not accepting new clients
I am primarily a cognitive-behavioral therapist, but I incorporate other approaches to provide an individualized plan for recovery. I will help you recognize how thoughts (cognitions) and actions (behaviors) create and maintain patterns in daily living. I combine many aspects of dialectical behavior therapy into my work with clients. This kind of therapy offers specific skills to enhance emotional regulation, develop effective interpersonal relationship skills, and ways to tolerate distress in daily living. I often use psycho-education so you can make informed choices about different ways of thinking, feeling, and acting.
I am primarily a cognitive-behavioral therapist, but I incorporate other approaches to provide an individualized plan for recovery. I will help you recognize how thoughts (cognitions) and actions (behaviors) create and maintain patterns in daily living. I combine many aspects of dialectical behavior therapy into my work with clients. This kind of therapy offers specific skills to enhance emotional regulation, develop effective interpersonal relationship skills, and ways to tolerate distress in daily living. I often use psycho-education so you can make informed choices about different ways of thinking, feeling, and acting.
(253) 656-6965 View (253) 656-6965
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Mona Sanger - Paradox Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, GMHS
Verified Verified
Kent, WA 98032
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling overwhelmed with all the details and decisions? Feeling lonely and isolated? Looking for a pause, a breath, a minute to think... a way to step forward? Trying situations like unemployment, aging issues, divorce, caregiving and health concerns can leave us reeling and unsure. Whether a potentially wonderful opportunity or a heart-wrenching loss, our hearts and minds are often trapped in churning thoughts, worry and anxiety. If your moods are all over the place and you're having a hard time focusing, it can be difficult to ask for help. Let this be your path through the fog - I am glad you are reaching out!
Are you feeling overwhelmed with all the details and decisions? Feeling lonely and isolated? Looking for a pause, a breath, a minute to think... a way to step forward? Trying situations like unemployment, aging issues, divorce, caregiving and health concerns can leave us reeling and unsure. Whether a potentially wonderful opportunity or a heart-wrenching loss, our hearts and minds are often trapped in churning thoughts, worry and anxiety. If your moods are all over the place and you're having a hard time focusing, it can be difficult to ask for help. Let this be your path through the fog - I am glad you are reaching out!
(206) 203-9321 View (206) 203-9321
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Sympatheia Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
Kent, WA 98032  (Online Only)
No one knows you better than yourself. I will never claim to be an expert on you, and so it is up to you to decide the path you want us to take. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief or loss, or other challenges, I am here to support you and provide a space for you to explore your reasons for seeking help, and the goals you would like to work on.
No one knows you better than yourself. I will never claim to be an expert on you, and so it is up to you to decide the path you want us to take. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief or loss, or other challenges, I am here to support you and provide a space for you to explore your reasons for seeking help, and the goals you would like to work on.
(253) 559-1994 View (253) 559-1994
Photo of Carla Munger, Mental Health Counselor in 98032, WA
Carla Munger
Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Kent, WA 98032  (Online Only)
You’ve got a ring on your finger and a date on your calendar, but you’re quickly realizing that wedding planning isn’t as blissful as you hoped. You’re overwhelmed, irritable, anxious, and exhausted. From decision fatigue to spotlight fright; family drama to bad bridesmaids; difficult vendors to tight budgets, and of course unpacking and letting go of the emotional baggage that you don’t want to carry into your marriage… engagement and wedding planning is an emotional maze. The truth is most brides feel tired, stressed, and often times isolated. Left untreated these feelings can develop into true anxiety, depression, and burnout.
You’ve got a ring on your finger and a date on your calendar, but you’re quickly realizing that wedding planning isn’t as blissful as you hoped. You’re overwhelmed, irritable, anxious, and exhausted. From decision fatigue to spotlight fright; family drama to bad bridesmaids; difficult vendors to tight budgets, and of course unpacking and letting go of the emotional baggage that you don’t want to carry into your marriage… engagement and wedding planning is an emotional maze. The truth is most brides feel tired, stressed, and often times isolated. Left untreated these feelings can develop into true anxiety, depression, and burnout.
(425) 541-7533 View (425) 541-7533
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Zachary Rothwell
PMHNP
Verified Verified
Kent, WA 98032
I work with adults struggling with relationship issues, addiction, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Many of my clients have had difficult childhoods and are curious how therapy can help to reduce their suffering, heal from past traumas, and learn healthier ways of attachment. I use elements of EMDR therapy in my approach. I am kink allied and sex positive. I invite you to come as you are. I will respect, support, and encourage you during our time in therapy.
I work with adults struggling with relationship issues, addiction, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Many of my clients have had difficult childhoods and are curious how therapy can help to reduce their suffering, heal from past traumas, and learn healthier ways of attachment. I use elements of EMDR therapy in my approach. I am kink allied and sex positive. I invite you to come as you are. I will respect, support, and encourage you during our time in therapy.
(425) 272-6501 View (425) 272-6501
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Marny Saunier
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Kent, WA 98032
Marny is an associate working toward full licensure under a clinical supervisor. I have both clinical and holistic education and experience. My therapy style is dynamic and client-centered and utilizes strength-based interventions aiming to increase agency, autonomy, and awareness by critically considering many factors of influence on human potential.
Marny is an associate working toward full licensure under a clinical supervisor. I have both clinical and holistic education and experience. My therapy style is dynamic and client-centered and utilizes strength-based interventions aiming to increase agency, autonomy, and awareness by critically considering many factors of influence on human potential.
(206) 678-1044 View (206) 678-1044
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Jen Sachek
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Kent, WA 98032
Jen Sachek, Ph.D., obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology from Michigan State University in 2007. She practiced as a licensed psychologist in Michigan before moving to the Seattle area in 2016. She is currently licensed in Washington and Michigan. Dr. Sachek specializes in working with adults with a range of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship problems, grief/loss, and trauma. She works with clients in a warm, collaborative environment to identify areas where they struggle, and to find ways to create change in those areas.
Jen Sachek, Ph.D., obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology from Michigan State University in 2007. She practiced as a licensed psychologist in Michigan before moving to the Seattle area in 2016. She is currently licensed in Washington and Michigan. Dr. Sachek specializes in working with adults with a range of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship problems, grief/loss, and trauma. She works with clients in a warm, collaborative environment to identify areas where they struggle, and to find ways to create change in those areas.
(206) 596-8714 View (206) 596-8714
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Christina Sand
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Kent, WA 98032
I am a clinical social worker, supporting patients from various walks of life. Please reach out to our office if you think you may benefit from counseling support!.
I am a clinical social worker, supporting patients from various walks of life. Please reach out to our office if you think you may benefit from counseling support!.
(206) 339-6304 View (206) 339-6304
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Veronica (Roni) Friang
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Kent, WA 98032
Roni Friang is a licensed mental health counselor, who has been practicing since 2016. She graduated from City University of Seattle with her Master of Arts in Counseling. Roni's top priority is to build a trusting relationship that will allow an individual to feel safe and supported as they work through the therapeutic process together. She is also a big believer in finding the therapies or skill sets that best facilitate you as a unique individual. Her main areas of focus include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy.
Roni Friang is a licensed mental health counselor, who has been practicing since 2016. She graduated from City University of Seattle with her Master of Arts in Counseling. Roni's top priority is to build a trusting relationship that will allow an individual to feel safe and supported as they work through the therapeutic process together. She is also a big believer in finding the therapies or skill sets that best facilitate you as a unique individual. Her main areas of focus include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy.
(206) 752-6488 View (206) 752-6488
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Lydia Huber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kent, WA 98032
Lydia Huber is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Washington who has been practicing since 2005. She has a BA and an MSW from the University of WA. Lydia offers to work through issues people are struggling with their struggles in life. Be it a current situation, or the past coming back up, fear of the future, life, and death issues, Lydia can help with most any issue one has. She has many years of experience in the psychiatric field, and as a therapist, working with many different populations, helping people adjust to many of life's difficult transitions. We are all stuck, at times.
Lydia Huber is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Washington who has been practicing since 2005. She has a BA and an MSW from the University of WA. Lydia offers to work through issues people are struggling with their struggles in life. Be it a current situation, or the past coming back up, fear of the future, life, and death issues, Lydia can help with most any issue one has. She has many years of experience in the psychiatric field, and as a therapist, working with many different populations, helping people adjust to many of life's difficult transitions. We are all stuck, at times.
(253) 364-7160 View (253) 364-7160
Mimi Ogasawara-Whitehead
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Kent, WA 98032
Mimi is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, who has been practicing over 20 years since 2001. She graduated from George Fox University with a MA in Marriage & Family Therapy. (She doesn't provide couple therapy. ) Mimi values the importance of the client-therapist relationship. Her role as a therapist is to assist clients to have a safe and supportive environment to explore their issues without feeling judged and to help clients develop the tools/skills to deal with challenges and to achieve their goals. In her spare time, Mimi enjoys spending time with her family and her guinea pig. She also likes cooking and art.
Mimi is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, who has been practicing over 20 years since 2001. She graduated from George Fox University with a MA in Marriage & Family Therapy. (She doesn't provide couple therapy. ) Mimi values the importance of the client-therapist relationship. Her role as a therapist is to assist clients to have a safe and supportive environment to explore their issues without feeling judged and to help clients develop the tools/skills to deal with challenges and to achieve their goals. In her spare time, Mimi enjoys spending time with her family and her guinea pig. She also likes cooking and art.
(206) 208-6239 View (206) 208-6239
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Matthew Boynton
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Kent, WA 98032
Training and Background I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington (License LH0008737). I received my Masters of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling from Seattle University in 2001 prior to receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Washington in 1997. I worked as a Clinician with Compass Health in Snohomish County and as a Teaching Assistant in Seattle University's counseling program while obtaining my Mental Health Counseling license, received in 2003.
Training and Background I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington (License LH0008737). I received my Masters of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling from Seattle University in 2001 prior to receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Washington in 1997. I worked as a Clinician with Compass Health in Snohomish County and as a Teaching Assistant in Seattle University's counseling program while obtaining my Mental Health Counseling license, received in 2003.
(206) 408-1776 View (206) 408-1776
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Jennifer Moore
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Kent, WA 98032
Jennifer Moore, MA, LMHC, MHP is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, who has been practicing since 2017. She received her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from City University of Seattle and her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Eastern Washington University. She has experience working in both community mental health and private practice settings. Jennifer strongly believes in developing the therapeutic relationship in order to provide a safe environment where clients can actively explore their concerns and feel empowered to work towards their goals.
Jennifer Moore, MA, LMHC, MHP is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, who has been practicing since 2017. She received her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from City University of Seattle and her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Eastern Washington University. She has experience working in both community mental health and private practice settings. Jennifer strongly believes in developing the therapeutic relationship in order to provide a safe environment where clients can actively explore their concerns and feel empowered to work towards their goals.
(206) 984-4953 View (206) 984-4953
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Veronica Diaz
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Kent, WA 98032
I work to support adolescents and adults recognize their capacity, realize their strength, and achieve a higher level of independence and self-confidence to accomplish their goals. I aim to work collaboratively with you to process any confusion, fear, or hurt that may cause obstacles to your goals and support you in honoring the vulnerabilities that provide a basis for the incredible strengths you hold. I aim for our work together to clarify your values and that the choices you make are comfortably rooted in your truth and in the best interest of yourself and the community you hold dear.
I work to support adolescents and adults recognize their capacity, realize their strength, and achieve a higher level of independence and self-confidence to accomplish their goals. I aim to work collaboratively with you to process any confusion, fear, or hurt that may cause obstacles to your goals and support you in honoring the vulnerabilities that provide a basis for the incredible strengths you hold. I aim for our work together to clarify your values and that the choices you make are comfortably rooted in your truth and in the best interest of yourself and the community you hold dear.
(206) 208-2679 View (206) 208-2679
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Valerie Castillo
Counselor, MS, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Kent, WA 98032
I believe that the client is the expert of their own lives. I find great importance in taking into consideration the historical and current social, political, economic, and cultural impacts on each client. I strive to create a safe, nonjudgmental, and collaborative space for each of my clients where they feel received whilst working toward their definition of healing in the process. My goal is to support clients in stepping into their most authentic and empowered version of themselves using a strengths-based approach. Treatment includes a collaborative, individualized plan for therapy using a humanistic, person-centered approach.
I believe that the client is the expert of their own lives. I find great importance in taking into consideration the historical and current social, political, economic, and cultural impacts on each client. I strive to create a safe, nonjudgmental, and collaborative space for each of my clients where they feel received whilst working toward their definition of healing in the process. My goal is to support clients in stepping into their most authentic and empowered version of themselves using a strengths-based approach. Treatment includes a collaborative, individualized plan for therapy using a humanistic, person-centered approach.
(206) 944-5069 View (206) 944-5069

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Number of Therapists in 98032

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 98032 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
92% Depression
79% Trauma and PTSD
74% Life Transitions
67% Grief
59% Relationship Issues
51% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Premera
77% Aetna
77% Regence

How Therapists in 98032 see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 98032?

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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.