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Jaime Moss
Counselor, LMHC, SUDP
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98104
Life not quite what you expected? Come in and we can turn it around together. I have training and experience with a variety of issues including substance and non-substance addictions, deafness and hearing loss, relationship problems, depression, anxiety, adjusting to life changes, grief and loss, divorce, identifying and evolving toward life goals. Intimacy, improving self-esteem, self-confidence, and ability to communicate are often areas that people chose to work on. Sharing your life with another can be joyful and difficult. Therapy is a neutral place to explore the relationship.
Life not quite what you expected? Come in and we can turn it around together. I have training and experience with a variety of issues including substance and non-substance addictions, deafness and hearing loss, relationship problems, depression, anxiety, adjusting to life changes, grief and loss, divorce, identifying and evolving toward life goals. Intimacy, improving self-esteem, self-confidence, and ability to communicate are often areas that people chose to work on. Sharing your life with another can be joyful and difficult. Therapy is a neutral place to explore the relationship.
(206) 278-3439 View (206) 278-3439
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Svetlana Shjerven
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98104
I believe in the importance of feeling connected in relationships, to our environment, and to ourselves. Addressing the “here and now” that arises during therapy allows our sessions to adapt and work with the difficult emotions or thoughts that come up, in an environment that is judgment free and safe. I specialize in working with those who are experiencing anxiety, depression, agoraphobia, trauma, life transitions, self-esteem issues, grief and chronic pain, among other issues. I am LGBTQIA+, gender-affirming, and enjoy working with clients along the spectrum of neurodiversity and disability.
I believe in the importance of feeling connected in relationships, to our environment, and to ourselves. Addressing the “here and now” that arises during therapy allows our sessions to adapt and work with the difficult emotions or thoughts that come up, in an environment that is judgment free and safe. I specialize in working with those who are experiencing anxiety, depression, agoraphobia, trauma, life transitions, self-esteem issues, grief and chronic pain, among other issues. I am LGBTQIA+, gender-affirming, and enjoy working with clients along the spectrum of neurodiversity and disability.
(206) 347-8488 View (206) 347-8488
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Lindsay McCue
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, LMFTA
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
Immediate availability Wednesday and Thursday before 1pm! I believe the most successful outcomes require a good fit between the client and the therapist, and I strive to work collaboratively with clients to help them live a more satisfying and fulfilling life. I understand that every problem is unique, and I enjoy working with complex feelings and situations, making sense of them, and working through them alongside my clients. I approach my work using a client-centered, strengths-based model, and make it a point to check in regarding the progress of treatment.
Immediate availability Wednesday and Thursday before 1pm! I believe the most successful outcomes require a good fit between the client and the therapist, and I strive to work collaboratively with clients to help them live a more satisfying and fulfilling life. I understand that every problem is unique, and I enjoy working with complex feelings and situations, making sense of them, and working through them alongside my clients. I approach my work using a client-centered, strengths-based model, and make it a point to check in regarding the progress of treatment.
(425) 217-1680 View (425) 217-1680
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Dr. Chris Miller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
I believe in the importance of providing a compassionate therapeutic environment that is welcoming, non-judgmental, and supportive. As a therapist, I am actively involved helping you explore the issues that brought you into therapy, develop insight into underlying causes, and learn effective coping strategies. I work with a range of clinical issues including depression, anxiety, chronic pain, relationship difficulties and addiction. I am experienced working with diverse ethnic, racial, and gender identity client populations.
I believe in the importance of providing a compassionate therapeutic environment that is welcoming, non-judgmental, and supportive. As a therapist, I am actively involved helping you explore the issues that brought you into therapy, develop insight into underlying causes, and learn effective coping strategies. I work with a range of clinical issues including depression, anxiety, chronic pain, relationship difficulties and addiction. I am experienced working with diverse ethnic, racial, and gender identity client populations.
(206) 531-7803 View (206) 531-7803
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Shelterwood Collective
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98104
We are a soul-rooted collective of healing practitioners serving individuals, couples, families, and communities in Seattle, WA. Our collective of therapists, counselors, bodyworkers, coaches, and spiritual practitioners share a commitment to fostering social change through cooperative and reciprocal models for work and life. We share values and community in the spirit of providing ethical, professional healing services.
We are a soul-rooted collective of healing practitioners serving individuals, couples, families, and communities in Seattle, WA. Our collective of therapists, counselors, bodyworkers, coaches, and spiritual practitioners share a commitment to fostering social change through cooperative and reciprocal models for work and life. We share values and community in the spirit of providing ethical, professional healing services.
(206) 944-6199 View (206) 944-6199
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Emma B Sander
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
Do you feel overstimulated by others' energy throughout your day or week? You may have noticed that you have a stronger emotional response than those close to you (both positive & negative). Or maybe, you find yourself so focused on your responsibilities that you struggle to enjoy the journey. We often find ourselves isolating or masking just to cope with impossible feelings. Through counseling, you can face these challenges and decrease the stress, anxiety, and even relationship bumps that you might be experiencing.
Do you feel overstimulated by others' energy throughout your day or week? You may have noticed that you have a stronger emotional response than those close to you (both positive & negative). Or maybe, you find yourself so focused on your responsibilities that you struggle to enjoy the journey. We often find ourselves isolating or masking just to cope with impossible feelings. Through counseling, you can face these challenges and decrease the stress, anxiety, and even relationship bumps that you might be experiencing.
(206) 278-2930 View (206) 278-2930
Photo of Katie Roskilly, Pre-Licensed Professional in 98104, WA
Katie Roskilly
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
Life can be isolating at times. This is especially true when you add in ADHD, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, chronic illness, and Queerness, cultural, and relationship issues. We hold so many identities and struggles that influence who we are and how we move through our place in the world. It is essential to find yourself among those identities and move into the whole version of yourself that finds comfort in the here and now. This includes finding your community and support through all that life throws at us. As a therapist, I move through sessions with a person-centered, feminist, and multicultural lens.
Life can be isolating at times. This is especially true when you add in ADHD, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, chronic illness, and Queerness, cultural, and relationship issues. We hold so many identities and struggles that influence who we are and how we move through our place in the world. It is essential to find yourself among those identities and move into the whole version of yourself that finds comfort in the here and now. This includes finding your community and support through all that life throws at us. As a therapist, I move through sessions with a person-centered, feminist, and multicultural lens.
(425) 521-6691 View (425) 521-6691
Photo of Erica Van Leuven, Counselor in 98104, WA
Erica Van Leuven
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
My commitment to you, is that you will feel completely heard, understood, and feel that we are working together to accomplish your goals. When we are done with our time together, I aim for you to feel encouraged, ready to move forward toward your goals, and that you have the tools with which to accomplish that. No matter what you might be facing, I can offer support and likely more tools with which to successfully cope. Together, I know we can get you to a point of peace and enjoying life just as you should be able to. And you will feel capable to deal with life moving forward.
My commitment to you, is that you will feel completely heard, understood, and feel that we are working together to accomplish your goals. When we are done with our time together, I aim for you to feel encouraged, ready to move forward toward your goals, and that you have the tools with which to accomplish that. No matter what you might be facing, I can offer support and likely more tools with which to successfully cope. Together, I know we can get you to a point of peace and enjoying life just as you should be able to. And you will feel capable to deal with life moving forward.
(571) 200-1176 View (571) 200-1176
Photo of Liz Silvestrini, Counselor in 98104, WA
Liz Silvestrini
Counselor, LMHC, MA, JD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
It was a long time coming, but somehow, it still doesn’t feel real. You spent so much time and energy building a life with your spouse. But now that the marriage is over, it feels like it was all for nothing. The bright future you’ve been dreaming about is destroyed – the new one is dark and frightening. You can’t stop thinking about where things went wrong. Is it my fault? Should I have done something differently? Have I made a huge mistake? You’ve defined your identity as part of this relationship for so long that you’re unsure who you are outside of it. And you’re scared to make a new plan for your life when the last one failed.
It was a long time coming, but somehow, it still doesn’t feel real. You spent so much time and energy building a life with your spouse. But now that the marriage is over, it feels like it was all for nothing. The bright future you’ve been dreaming about is destroyed – the new one is dark and frightening. You can’t stop thinking about where things went wrong. Is it my fault? Should I have done something differently? Have I made a huge mistake? You’ve defined your identity as part of this relationship for so long that you’re unsure who you are outside of it. And you’re scared to make a new plan for your life when the last one failed.
(425) 842-1125 View (425) 842-1125
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Sam Nabil
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98104
My goal is to help you discover your own strength and resilience and to create the life you want for yourself. I think of my role as your travel partner on your journey to knowing yourself and your motivations better than you ever have before. I draw on 20+ years of experience in human behavior, human performance, and organizational behavior from my careers in counseling, business, marketing and sports.I bring to my counseling a diverse multicultural experience having lived/studied/worked in half a dozen countries around the world. I also created my trade marked counseling approach Positive Existential Therapy.
My goal is to help you discover your own strength and resilience and to create the life you want for yourself. I think of my role as your travel partner on your journey to knowing yourself and your motivations better than you ever have before. I draw on 20+ years of experience in human behavior, human performance, and organizational behavior from my careers in counseling, business, marketing and sports.I bring to my counseling a diverse multicultural experience having lived/studied/worked in half a dozen countries around the world. I also created my trade marked counseling approach Positive Existential Therapy.
(206) 590-5209 View (206) 590-5209
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Victoria Baker
Counselor, LPC, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm Victoria Baker, a dedicated and empathetic therapist who enjoys working with adolescents and adults. Witnessing transformation and growth during pivotal life stages is incredibly rewarding. My goal is to empower clients, foster healthy coping, and build skills for fulfilling lives. I create a safe, non-judgmental space where clients are heard and understood. Tailoring each session to individual needs, preferences, and goals, I view clients as experts in their lives.
Hello! I'm Victoria Baker, a dedicated and empathetic therapist who enjoys working with adolescents and adults. Witnessing transformation and growth during pivotal life stages is incredibly rewarding. My goal is to empower clients, foster healthy coping, and build skills for fulfilling lives. I create a safe, non-judgmental space where clients are heard and understood. Tailoring each session to individual needs, preferences, and goals, I view clients as experts in their lives.
(425) 400-2793 View (425) 400-2793
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James Knowlton
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98104
My healing work emphasizes mind, heart, and body balance. I can assist you in the understanding of your own complex internal worlds, relational dynamics, work sagas, or developmental and inter-generational trauma. You can disrupt unwanted patterns and improve communication in your relationships and expressions via diverse interventions from a synthesis of modalities and practices, we will practice these skills together. You are the expert of your experience, I will support you in trusting and loving yourself. With curiosity and compassion, therapy can empower you and help you gain more from life.
My healing work emphasizes mind, heart, and body balance. I can assist you in the understanding of your own complex internal worlds, relational dynamics, work sagas, or developmental and inter-generational trauma. You can disrupt unwanted patterns and improve communication in your relationships and expressions via diverse interventions from a synthesis of modalities and practices, we will practice these skills together. You are the expert of your experience, I will support you in trusting and loving yourself. With curiosity and compassion, therapy can empower you and help you gain more from life.
(206) 539-0707 View (206) 539-0707
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Fredric Matteson
Counselor, CMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98104
For 25 years I worked with over 16,000 suicidal patients on the mental health unit of St. Francis Hospital with my office partner, Psychiatrist Dr. Sunida Bintasan, From observing their common patterns, I created an educational program (for persons with issues of deep despair, hopelessness, depression, feeling "LOST" & "TRAPPED" & "STUCK", and often with recurrent suicidal thinking) called Contextual-Conceptual Therapy (CCT). Combining expressive arts techniques, education, and therapy using "maps, models, & metaphors", it helps clients discover the roots of their deep despair, feeling trapped & lost, and/or suicidal thinking.
For 25 years I worked with over 16,000 suicidal patients on the mental health unit of St. Francis Hospital with my office partner, Psychiatrist Dr. Sunida Bintasan, From observing their common patterns, I created an educational program (for persons with issues of deep despair, hopelessness, depression, feeling "LOST" & "TRAPPED" & "STUCK", and often with recurrent suicidal thinking) called Contextual-Conceptual Therapy (CCT). Combining expressive arts techniques, education, and therapy using "maps, models, & metaphors", it helps clients discover the roots of their deep despair, feeling trapped & lost, and/or suicidal thinking.
(206) 966-6954 View (206) 966-6954
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Elizabeth Thayil
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
I’m a relational depth-oriented therapist which means that I believe our therapeutic relationship is the transformative engine in therapy for long-term healing. I hold faith in and listen deeply for the inner wisdom of my clients that is sometimes overlooked because of doubt, shame, trauma, and external voices that promote self-abandonment. I believe this work is sacred and that it is as much about creating more capacity for joy and vitality as it is about processing harm. I consider it an honor to journey with each and every person who walks into our shared therapeutic space.
I’m a relational depth-oriented therapist which means that I believe our therapeutic relationship is the transformative engine in therapy for long-term healing. I hold faith in and listen deeply for the inner wisdom of my clients that is sometimes overlooked because of doubt, shame, trauma, and external voices that promote self-abandonment. I believe this work is sacred and that it is as much about creating more capacity for joy and vitality as it is about processing harm. I consider it an honor to journey with each and every person who walks into our shared therapeutic space.
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AVYIA Ketamine
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98104
AVYIA ketamine specializing in delivering IV, nasal, or microdose ketamine therapies straight to the patient's home. Patients wishing to take advantage of the rapid and sustained mental health benefits of ketamine can be treated from the comfort of their homes with one of our 3 treatment programs: IV, intranasal, and microdosing. Our health care providers go to you, in person, to provide safe and effective IV or nasal spray ketamine. Microdosing ketamine daily is an effective and safe option for those who prefer a different approach, at a more affordable price point. Patients choose which program fits their needs and budget.
AVYIA ketamine specializing in delivering IV, nasal, or microdose ketamine therapies straight to the patient's home. Patients wishing to take advantage of the rapid and sustained mental health benefits of ketamine can be treated from the comfort of their homes with one of our 3 treatment programs: IV, intranasal, and microdosing. Our health care providers go to you, in person, to provide safe and effective IV or nasal spray ketamine. Microdosing ketamine daily is an effective and safe option for those who prefer a different approach, at a more affordable price point. Patients choose which program fits their needs and budget.
(206) 203-9503 View (206) 203-9503
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Patrick Huston
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
It feels like you’ve lost everything. Morning no longer holds the promise of a new day, only the weight of unspeakable sadness. This is just the way life is now. The mail is piling up. Work deadlines are coming and going. Food has no taste, and everything that once seemed so important feels meaningless. Everyone else has moved on, but you're still stuck in that moment when your whole world ended. You can’t move on because you can’t imagine living without that love. And moving on would mean giving up that last remaining connection to the life you had. But, at the same time, you know you can't go on this way either. You feel trapped.
It feels like you’ve lost everything. Morning no longer holds the promise of a new day, only the weight of unspeakable sadness. This is just the way life is now. The mail is piling up. Work deadlines are coming and going. Food has no taste, and everything that once seemed so important feels meaningless. Everyone else has moved on, but you're still stuck in that moment when your whole world ended. You can’t move on because you can’t imagine living without that love. And moving on would mean giving up that last remaining connection to the life you had. But, at the same time, you know you can't go on this way either. You feel trapped.
(206) 237-8038 View (206) 237-8038
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Krysten Hardy
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98104
Navigating challenges alone is monumental, and my goal as your therapist is to support, follow your lead, and offer fresh perspectives that encourage you to find balance and grounding. Together, I hope we explore the pieces that make you feel most yourself, find the nuance in compassion, truthfulness, and resilience, and encourage you to take those nuances into your own relationships beyond our work together. I welcome clients of any age, addressing the variety of life’s transitions. My focus includes depression, anxiety, trauma, and ADHD. I work from a culturally sensitive, LGBTQ+ affirming, intersectional feminist lens.
Navigating challenges alone is monumental, and my goal as your therapist is to support, follow your lead, and offer fresh perspectives that encourage you to find balance and grounding. Together, I hope we explore the pieces that make you feel most yourself, find the nuance in compassion, truthfulness, and resilience, and encourage you to take those nuances into your own relationships beyond our work together. I welcome clients of any age, addressing the variety of life’s transitions. My focus includes depression, anxiety, trauma, and ADHD. I work from a culturally sensitive, LGBTQ+ affirming, intersectional feminist lens.
(425) 390-5694 View (425) 390-5694
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Milena Gordillo Psychotherapy PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients and I am in-network with Kaiser. Are current events triggering feelings of worry, frustration, and confusion? Perhaps, past traumas are affecting your life and holding you back from the happiness you know you deserve. I would like to help you reflect, clear up, and heal. I offer telehealth sessions to clients located in Washington State.
Accepting new clients and I am in-network with Kaiser. Are current events triggering feelings of worry, frustration, and confusion? Perhaps, past traumas are affecting your life and holding you back from the happiness you know you deserve. I would like to help you reflect, clear up, and heal. I offer telehealth sessions to clients located in Washington State.
(206) 752-3699 View (206) 752-3699
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Nicole DeWolf
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98104
We all seek increased meaning, along with deeper purpose and stronger connections. But change can be hard! When pain or fear predominate, we are unable to tolerate stress or to be spontaneous. Together, we will address self-limitations like shame, people-pleasing, or perfectionism. I look forward to working with individuals facing life transitions including grief and loss, divorce, marriage, career change, maintaining recovery, gender assignment exploration or those seeking deeper meaning.
We all seek increased meaning, along with deeper purpose and stronger connections. But change can be hard! When pain or fear predominate, we are unable to tolerate stress or to be spontaneous. Together, we will address self-limitations like shame, people-pleasing, or perfectionism. I look forward to working with individuals facing life transitions including grief and loss, divorce, marriage, career change, maintaining recovery, gender assignment exploration or those seeking deeper meaning.
(425) 374-4306 View (425) 374-4306
Photo of Amy Mezulis, Psychologist in 98104, WA
Amy Mezulis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98104
My clients are typically adolescents and young adults struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, disordered eating, self-injury, suicidal ideation, substance use, or trauma. I focus on helping my clients identify and achieve their personal goals to improve their daily functioning and overall well-being.
My clients are typically adolescents and young adults struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, disordered eating, self-injury, suicidal ideation, substance use, or trauma. I focus on helping my clients identify and achieve their personal goals to improve their daily functioning and overall well-being.
(844) 951-4285 View (844) 951-4285

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 98104

400+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 98104 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
77% Trauma and PTSD
76% Self Esteem
70% Stress
66% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Premera
55% Regence
54% Aetna

How Therapists in 98104 see their clients

52% Online Only
48% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

69% Female
27% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 98104?

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.