Therapists in 98055

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Rommark Manlimos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Renton, WA 98055
Philosophy: It is important for me to establish a therapeutic alliance with you and to meet you where you’re at. I will create a safe, inclusive, respectful, and caring environment free of judgments, where you can share your vulnerabilities, and feel supported in achieving your goals. I draw from a variety of theories and work collaboratively with you to integrate approaches that would be most efficacious given your unique needs and challenges. You are the expert of your life, and I am here to journey with you, to offer compassionate listening and clinical skills.
Philosophy: It is important for me to establish a therapeutic alliance with you and to meet you where you’re at. I will create a safe, inclusive, respectful, and caring environment free of judgments, where you can share your vulnerabilities, and feel supported in achieving your goals. I draw from a variety of theories and work collaboratively with you to integrate approaches that would be most efficacious given your unique needs and challenges. You are the expert of your life, and I am here to journey with you, to offer compassionate listening and clinical skills.
(206) 451-2632 View (206) 451-2632
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Wendy Long
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Renton, WA 98055
Wendy Long is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) who has been practicing since 2003. She graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology including an emphasis in Human Services, as well as, Eastern Washington University with a Master of Social Work. Wendy uses a no-nonsense, direct approach which is appreciated by clients who seek understanding and empathy with a dose of straightforwardness. Working from a Cognitive Behavioral and Solution-Focused framework, Wendy injects optimism and humor into therapy sessions with clients.
Wendy Long is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) who has been practicing since 2003. She graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology including an emphasis in Human Services, as well as, Eastern Washington University with a Master of Social Work. Wendy uses a no-nonsense, direct approach which is appreciated by clients who seek understanding and empathy with a dose of straightforwardness. Working from a Cognitive Behavioral and Solution-Focused framework, Wendy injects optimism and humor into therapy sessions with clients.
(206) 759-5890 View (206) 759-5890
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Rae Ann Hahn
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Renton, WA 98055
Rae Ann Hahn, LMHC graduated from Argosy University in Seattle in 2015 with a Masters in Clinical Psychology. She interned with Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare; working with many different individuals and diagnoses. While working at Greater Lakes, she was able to become trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) (EMDR) therapy. She has been practicing EMDR for 6 years. Rae Ann has also worked with addiction, ADHD, personality disorders and more. She focuses on trauma, depression and anxiety presently. Rae Ann believes that all patients should have a voice in their therapy.
Rae Ann Hahn, LMHC graduated from Argosy University in Seattle in 2015 with a Masters in Clinical Psychology. She interned with Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare; working with many different individuals and diagnoses. While working at Greater Lakes, she was able to become trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) (EMDR) therapy. She has been practicing EMDR for 6 years. Rae Ann has also worked with addiction, ADHD, personality disorders and more. She focuses on trauma, depression and anxiety presently. Rae Ann believes that all patients should have a voice in their therapy.
(206) 210-2251 View (206) 210-2251
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Sydney Benton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC, SUDPT
Verified Verified
Renton, WA 98055
I will provide a safe space for you to express all of who you are, without fear of judgement. The therapeutic relationship is important in helping you feel safe, and I enjoy taking time to build this relationship. My style allows you to lead the way and focus on whatever may be holding you back from living your most authentic life. My work is guided by the belief that everything you need is already within yourself, and our work together can help you uncover your inner strength and peace. I utilize a trauma-informed approach and my therapeutic method focuses on radical acceptance, self-compassion and distress tolerance skills.
I will provide a safe space for you to express all of who you are, without fear of judgement. The therapeutic relationship is important in helping you feel safe, and I enjoy taking time to build this relationship. My style allows you to lead the way and focus on whatever may be holding you back from living your most authentic life. My work is guided by the belief that everything you need is already within yourself, and our work together can help you uncover your inner strength and peace. I utilize a trauma-informed approach and my therapeutic method focuses on radical acceptance, self-compassion and distress tolerance skills.
(206) 539-1303 View (206) 539-1303
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Sheila Poquiz
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Renton, WA 98055  (Online Only)
You are seeking a stronger bond with your loved ones or you just want to obtain what is right for you. It is hard to face these struggles on your own. You tried to communicate with your loved ones but no matter how many times you tried to explain your narrative, you were met with anger, confusion, and frustration. You find yourself feeling the same emotions when you hear your partner share their perspective. It feels upsetting to have the same cycle repeat over and over again. You are at a point where you and your partner want to disrupt the cycle and try to become one again where you feel understood.
You are seeking a stronger bond with your loved ones or you just want to obtain what is right for you. It is hard to face these struggles on your own. You tried to communicate with your loved ones but no matter how many times you tried to explain your narrative, you were met with anger, confusion, and frustration. You find yourself feeling the same emotions when you hear your partner share their perspective. It feels upsetting to have the same cycle repeat over and over again. You are at a point where you and your partner want to disrupt the cycle and try to become one again where you feel understood.
(206) 222-6151 View (206) 222-6151
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Lisa Dean
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Renton, WA 98055
Lisa enjoys working with children, teens and adults. She will collaborate with you to identify the specific goals and unique strengths to plan the best treatment for you or your child while utilizing techniques of traditional therapies and combined with play therapy. Lisa brings a welcoming presence and unconditional positive attitude to each relationship. Counseling with Children and Teens For some youth, it is as easy as learning a few skills to identify their emotions or challenge their thoughts. For others, they need someone who cares and seeks to understand their unique experiences.
Lisa enjoys working with children, teens and adults. She will collaborate with you to identify the specific goals and unique strengths to plan the best treatment for you or your child while utilizing techniques of traditional therapies and combined with play therapy. Lisa brings a welcoming presence and unconditional positive attitude to each relationship. Counseling with Children and Teens For some youth, it is as easy as learning a few skills to identify their emotions or challenge their thoughts. For others, they need someone who cares and seeks to understand their unique experiences.
(206) 895-7366 View (206) 895-7366
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Eddie Medina
Counselor, MEd, SUDP, LMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
Renton, WA 98055
I'm a compassionate Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate and Substance Use Disorder Professional, holding a Master of Education degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Seattle University. For over 6 years, I have passionately supported teens and adults, particularly those from underserved backgrounds, in navigating trauma treatment and recovery. My approach is rooted in cultural sensitivity, empathy, and a deep understanding of psychology and spirituality, fostering meaningful connections with my clients. My therapeutic toolbox includes modalities like CBT, DBT, IFS, & EFT.
I'm a compassionate Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate and Substance Use Disorder Professional, holding a Master of Education degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Seattle University. For over 6 years, I have passionately supported teens and adults, particularly those from underserved backgrounds, in navigating trauma treatment and recovery. My approach is rooted in cultural sensitivity, empathy, and a deep understanding of psychology and spirituality, fostering meaningful connections with my clients. My therapeutic toolbox includes modalities like CBT, DBT, IFS, & EFT.
(425) 686-9509 View (425) 686-9509
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Wendy Hansen
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
Renton, WA 98055
All of us experience times of transition, change, and difficulty in our lives. I believe that the challenges and transitions of life create opportunities for reflection, growth, and positive change. I provide a safe, compassionate, non-judgmental environment where folx of all identities can feel heard, accepted, and supported. I will work together with you to discover your inner strengths and create goals that help you find peace and fulfillment in life.
All of us experience times of transition, change, and difficulty in our lives. I believe that the challenges and transitions of life create opportunities for reflection, growth, and positive change. I provide a safe, compassionate, non-judgmental environment where folx of all identities can feel heard, accepted, and supported. I will work together with you to discover your inner strengths and create goals that help you find peace and fulfillment in life.
(425) 686-9509 View (425) 686-9509
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Rachel Brown
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Renton, WA 98055  (Online Only)
I have been a committed therapist for children/teenagers. My expertise involves assisting children from challenging backgrounds, including those in foster care, runaways, and children of divorced parents. I have received thorough training in managing internet gaming addiction and aiding teenagers in establishing a positive relationship with technology and gaming. Through incorporating playfulness, creativity, and meeting individuals at their level, I aim to establish a secure environment for building significant relationships and fostering transformative growth. Join me on a path towards personal development and empowerment!
I have been a committed therapist for children/teenagers. My expertise involves assisting children from challenging backgrounds, including those in foster care, runaways, and children of divorced parents. I have received thorough training in managing internet gaming addiction and aiding teenagers in establishing a positive relationship with technology and gaming. Through incorporating playfulness, creativity, and meeting individuals at their level, I aim to establish a secure environment for building significant relationships and fostering transformative growth. Join me on a path towards personal development and empowerment!
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Maya Sanchez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Renton, WA 98055
Maya Sanchez is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington who has been practicing since 2012. Maya has experience with a wide range of mental health and behavioral disorders in a variety of treatment settings. Although her specialty is in couple's therapy, she feels confident in treating individual patients with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, co-occurring disorders, gender issues, and adjustment disorders. Maya utilizes a blend of treatment approaches based on the individual client's needs. She provides a safe space to process without judgment and nurtures the cultivation of authenticity.
Maya Sanchez is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington who has been practicing since 2012. Maya has experience with a wide range of mental health and behavioral disorders in a variety of treatment settings. Although her specialty is in couple's therapy, she feels confident in treating individual patients with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, co-occurring disorders, gender issues, and adjustment disorders. Maya utilizes a blend of treatment approaches based on the individual client's needs. She provides a safe space to process without judgment and nurtures the cultivation of authenticity.
(206) 558-5284 View (206) 558-5284
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Bezzio Counseling, PLLC
Counselor, LMHC, CMHS
Verified Verified
Renton, WA 98055
My approach to Mental Health Counseling is to view the client as expert in their own life. I do not play the role of expert in my client's lives. I do, however act as a guide, advocate, educator, and support person. What I will do is attempt to see your issues from your perspective and your view of the world. I work within the framework of Person-Centered Therapy, which focuses on the client being the expert, Existential Therapy, which focuses on behavior and looks at how the client thinks, feels, and behaves and the impact they have on others.
My approach to Mental Health Counseling is to view the client as expert in their own life. I do not play the role of expert in my client's lives. I do, however act as a guide, advocate, educator, and support person. What I will do is attempt to see your issues from your perspective and your view of the world. I work within the framework of Person-Centered Therapy, which focuses on the client being the expert, Existential Therapy, which focuses on behavior and looks at how the client thinks, feels, and behaves and the impact they have on others.
(206) 743-9867 View (206) 743-9867
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Kaylan Dandala
MD
Verified Verified
Renton, WA 98055
Kalyan Dandala, MD , is passionate about changing the status quo for psychiatric care. She is a leader in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) treatment and is a clinical consultant for the most preferred TMS system by physicians: Magventure. Her goal is to make TMS available to as many people as possible. Kaylan was the first physician in Washington State to make TMS available to Medicare and Medicaid patients. She continues to work with the National Clinical TMS Society to expand TMS treatments.
Kalyan Dandala, MD , is passionate about changing the status quo for psychiatric care. She is a leader in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) treatment and is a clinical consultant for the most preferred TMS system by physicians: Magventure. Her goal is to make TMS available to as many people as possible. Kaylan was the first physician in Washington State to make TMS available to Medicare and Medicaid patients. She continues to work with the National Clinical TMS Society to expand TMS treatments.
(206) 312-7258 View (206) 312-7258
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Sheila Holt Counseling
Mental Health Counselor, MACP, MHP, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Renton, WA 98055
Not accepting new clients
What does it look like to practice self-awareness as you deal with anxiety or depression? Maybe you want to move on from behaviors that no longer serve you, and better understand the past. Together, we can process these tough emotions and help you grow. You can live a fuller life while honoring the different parts of yourself.
What does it look like to practice self-awareness as you deal with anxiety or depression? Maybe you want to move on from behaviors that no longer serve you, and better understand the past. Together, we can process these tough emotions and help you grow. You can live a fuller life while honoring the different parts of yourself.
(206) 539-2846 View (206) 539-2846
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Kristal Williams
Counselor, MS, LPC-A, NCC
Verified Verified
Renton, WA 98055  (Online Only)
Trauma can completely disrupt our lives, leaving us feeling a multitude of emotions. It gets physically stuck in our bodies, creating anxiety, depression, and dissociation. I am passionate about helping individuals work through their experienced trauma and discover their authentic selves. I am also passionate about working within the LGBTQIA community with challenges related to gender and sexual orientation, and neurodivergent individuals with ADHD, social anxiety, BPD, OCD, sensory processing and bipolar disorder. I strive to provide a culturally sensitive and non-judgmental space for you to explore all of the various parts of you.
Trauma can completely disrupt our lives, leaving us feeling a multitude of emotions. It gets physically stuck in our bodies, creating anxiety, depression, and dissociation. I am passionate about helping individuals work through their experienced trauma and discover their authentic selves. I am also passionate about working within the LGBTQIA community with challenges related to gender and sexual orientation, and neurodivergent individuals with ADHD, social anxiety, BPD, OCD, sensory processing and bipolar disorder. I strive to provide a culturally sensitive and non-judgmental space for you to explore all of the various parts of you.
(972) 435-6373 x107 View (972) 435-6373 x107
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Ohana Behavioral Health
Counselor, LMHC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Renton, WA 98055
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, a challenging relationship, loss of a sense of self, parenting struggles, that affect your daily life, relationships, ability to function, work, career? Do you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, frustrated, just getting through the day, answering emails, texts or calls, the thought that there’s no light at the end of the tunnel? Do you question, wonder, hope that life could be better? Now more than ever, people are anxious, overwhelmed, uncertain about overcoming a difficult relationship, working through a loss, finding their place in life.
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, a challenging relationship, loss of a sense of self, parenting struggles, that affect your daily life, relationships, ability to function, work, career? Do you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, frustrated, just getting through the day, answering emails, texts or calls, the thought that there’s no light at the end of the tunnel? Do you question, wonder, hope that life could be better? Now more than ever, people are anxious, overwhelmed, uncertain about overcoming a difficult relationship, working through a loss, finding their place in life.
(206) 752-6685 View (206) 752-6685
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Mimi L Virachi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Renton, WA 98055  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
No matter what we call it, psychotherapy, counseling, or talk therapy – therapy can benefit people with emotional difficulties and life's challenges. Therapy teaches people skills to address symptoms, and the effects of talk therapy are long-lasting.
No matter what we call it, psychotherapy, counseling, or talk therapy – therapy can benefit people with emotional difficulties and life's challenges. Therapy teaches people skills to address symptoms, and the effects of talk therapy are long-lasting.
(425) 528-8448 View (425) 528-8448
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Rosalie Salazar
Counselor, MS, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Renton, WA 98055
You may be noticing that you are struggling with the stress and anxiety that life brings. You also may see changes in your mood, motivation, and self-worth because of it. Naturally, that may spill over into your work, personal relationships, and family relationships. You may also resort to unhealthy behaviors like substances, food, video games, etc. just to feel better, or not feel at all, only for a short while. You are not alone in how you are feeling, and there is also room for you to grow and heal to be your best and healthy self. You deserve better, and I can help you get to a place where you start to give yourself better.
You may be noticing that you are struggling with the stress and anxiety that life brings. You also may see changes in your mood, motivation, and self-worth because of it. Naturally, that may spill over into your work, personal relationships, and family relationships. You may also resort to unhealthy behaviors like substances, food, video games, etc. just to feel better, or not feel at all, only for a short while. You are not alone in how you are feeling, and there is also room for you to grow and heal to be your best and healthy self. You deserve better, and I can help you get to a place where you start to give yourself better.
(206) 875-2898 View (206) 875-2898
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Allied Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, MA-MFT, CC(Cert, Couns)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Renton, WA 98055
Currently accepting new clients. Arguing over money? Communication? Unmotivated teenager? Infidelity? We've got your back. We help you communicate and resolve conflict in kind, loving ways that build your relationship. We help couples find their love again, and teach teenagers adult life skills, with humor and sensitivity. Dr. LauraMaery Gold is a marriage and family therapist, certified counselor, and best-selling author with degrees in law, finance, and family counseling. She provides proven communication and financial planning tools, and helps couples focus on the big picture.
Currently accepting new clients. Arguing over money? Communication? Unmotivated teenager? Infidelity? We've got your back. We help you communicate and resolve conflict in kind, loving ways that build your relationship. We help couples find their love again, and teach teenagers adult life skills, with humor and sensitivity. Dr. LauraMaery Gold is a marriage and family therapist, certified counselor, and best-selling author with degrees in law, finance, and family counseling. She provides proven communication and financial planning tools, and helps couples focus on the big picture.
(253) 259-3104 View (253) 259-3104
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Leah Rhodes
Counselor, MEd, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Renton, WA 98055  (Online Only)
Leah has an authentic style that appeals to adults who are ready to resolve problems and live more fully. She is effective with people who aren’t sure of their next step but are willing to learn the skills to get there. She is also effective with those who know their next step but want someone to guide them around the barriers to success. She respects that the client is always the expert about themselves. Leah teaches strong coping skills and powerful self-acceptance.
Leah has an authentic style that appeals to adults who are ready to resolve problems and live more fully. She is effective with people who aren’t sure of their next step but are willing to learn the skills to get there. She is also effective with those who know their next step but want someone to guide them around the barriers to success. She respects that the client is always the expert about themselves. Leah teaches strong coping skills and powerful self-acceptance.
(206) 620-1423 View (206) 620-1423
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Jamila Iraqui
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Renton, WA 98055  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you’re stuck in the past and find it hard to be in the present moment? Are you so overwhelmed by anxiety and burnout that any personal/professional commitment feels exhausting? Has something difficult happened and your heart races or your voice gets shaky every time you talk about it? It’s possible to feel at ease and connected to yourself and others after experiencing anxiety, burn-out, or trauma. I’m passionate about supporting teens, Gen Z, and Millennial women through these life events. I specialize in EMDR therapy for trauma, which helps people heal from trauma that feels stuck in the mind and body.
Do you feel like you’re stuck in the past and find it hard to be in the present moment? Are you so overwhelmed by anxiety and burnout that any personal/professional commitment feels exhausting? Has something difficult happened and your heart races or your voice gets shaky every time you talk about it? It’s possible to feel at ease and connected to yourself and others after experiencing anxiety, burn-out, or trauma. I’m passionate about supporting teens, Gen Z, and Millennial women through these life events. I specialize in EMDR therapy for trauma, which helps people heal from trauma that feels stuck in the mind and body.
(206) 309-4614 View (206) 309-4614

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 98055

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 98055 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
93% Depression
80% Trauma and PTSD
72% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
69% Stress
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Premera
69% Regence
66% First Choice Health | FCH

How Therapists in 98055 see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
22% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 98055?

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.