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Kristen Weissenborn
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98109
Today's young adults have the ability to enact positive change in the world around us. With years of experience in supporting children, teens, and adults achieve their full potential and navigate rough patches, allow me to lend a hand. I view you as the expert on yourself, and come alongside as a coach to support and guide you in your journey. With families and children I utilize a team-based approach. All young adults can use an extra person in their corner to help navigate childhood, and I believe that working as a team with the family system allows for family members to grow and learn together.
Today's young adults have the ability to enact positive change in the world around us. With years of experience in supporting children, teens, and adults achieve their full potential and navigate rough patches, allow me to lend a hand. I view you as the expert on yourself, and come alongside as a coach to support and guide you in your journey. With families and children I utilize a team-based approach. All young adults can use an extra person in their corner to help navigate childhood, and I believe that working as a team with the family system allows for family members to grow and learn together.
(206) 866-2182 View (206) 866-2182
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Kristen Schaer
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98109
As a therapist, I believe that my work is to help others locate the strength, courage, self-compassion, and tools to create the life they want. Pleasure is a vital part of our human experience, and I am interested in how identity, cultural background, history, trauma, gender, identity, ability, and relationships help us experience it in a way that feels profoundly personal, empowering, and connected to others.
As a therapist, I believe that my work is to help others locate the strength, courage, self-compassion, and tools to create the life they want. Pleasure is a vital part of our human experience, and I am interested in how identity, cultural background, history, trauma, gender, identity, ability, and relationships help us experience it in a way that feels profoundly personal, empowering, and connected to others.
(425) 678-3894 View (425) 678-3894
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Sarah Brandabur
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98109
I enjoy working with Individuals & Couples who want to better understand the impact of their past experiences and family of origin, adult children of emotionally immature parents, those dealing with anxiety and/or depression, those considering marriage or children, those struggling to adjust after having a child, those who need help navigating conversations around values, finances, and work; those who want tools to cultivate a relationship of affection, kindness, and mutual respect.
I enjoy working with Individuals & Couples who want to better understand the impact of their past experiences and family of origin, adult children of emotionally immature parents, those dealing with anxiety and/or depression, those considering marriage or children, those struggling to adjust after having a child, those who need help navigating conversations around values, finances, and work; those who want tools to cultivate a relationship of affection, kindness, and mutual respect.
(206) 426-0367 View (206) 426-0367
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Katie McKenzie
Counselor, MACP, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98109
Not accepting new clients
Trauma impacts every area of our lives, often leaving us overwhelmed and exhausted in our attempt to restore what has been lost. Healing begins when we lean into the hurt; engaging our body, and patiently remaining in the spaces within us that need comfort, understanding, and care. In our sessions, we will work together to create containment for the present, healing for the past, and hope for the future. This means developing the skills and tools needed to begin processing what has created the fear, hurt, anger, and sadness in your life, and cultivate in it's place hope, wholeness, peace, and healing.
Trauma impacts every area of our lives, often leaving us overwhelmed and exhausted in our attempt to restore what has been lost. Healing begins when we lean into the hurt; engaging our body, and patiently remaining in the spaces within us that need comfort, understanding, and care. In our sessions, we will work together to create containment for the present, healing for the past, and hope for the future. This means developing the skills and tools needed to begin processing what has created the fear, hurt, anger, and sadness in your life, and cultivate in it's place hope, wholeness, peace, and healing.
(206) 279-0979 View (206) 279-0979
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Karin Yeung Matthews
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
19 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98109  (Online Only)
You are a high performer who is stuck & looking for outside help. You want to have a secure & loving relationship. You want to heal from past hurts, connect with your inner compass & shift towards healthier ways of living. In couples counseling, my husband & I work as a team to help couples grow together. As former high tech & legal professionals, we understand how work demands can impact your quality of life. As parents, we get how children are both a joy & a stressor in relationships. As an intercultural couple, we recognize the challenges in bridging different world views.
You are a high performer who is stuck & looking for outside help. You want to have a secure & loving relationship. You want to heal from past hurts, connect with your inner compass & shift towards healthier ways of living. In couples counseling, my husband & I work as a team to help couples grow together. As former high tech & legal professionals, we understand how work demands can impact your quality of life. As parents, we get how children are both a joy & a stressor in relationships. As an intercultural couple, we recognize the challenges in bridging different world views.
(206) 866-2274 View (206) 866-2274
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Counseling in Context, PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98109  (Online Only)
At CIC I provide counseling services that are informed by the contextual backgrounds of your life (i.e. - race, culture, gender, faith, family dynamics, etc.), and adapt the therapeutic process accordingly. Most of my work involves addressing symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and interpersonal conflict with individuals, couples, and families. While also being intentional to deconstruct and challenge the impacts of oppression on the lives of marginalized communities.
At CIC I provide counseling services that are informed by the contextual backgrounds of your life (i.e. - race, culture, gender, faith, family dynamics, etc.), and adapt the therapeutic process accordingly. Most of my work involves addressing symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and interpersonal conflict with individuals, couples, and families. While also being intentional to deconstruct and challenge the impacts of oppression on the lives of marginalized communities.
(206) 207-7254 View (206) 207-7254
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Carl Allen Tippins
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98109
Waitlist for new clients
"What is the most important consideration when looking for a therapist? " The fit, the feel, the vibe you have with the therapist really is best way to decide if this is a good match. A good fit, you will work well together. We will work with the issues that you are currently experiencing, noticing the internal roots of conflict, and finding ways to make meaningful and purposeful shifts or changes in your life. Experiencing difficulties from depression, relationship endings, truama, abuse, addictions, let's talk. - I am now only taking cash, checks of credit card patients. Not accepting new insurance patients. Not taking couples.
"What is the most important consideration when looking for a therapist? " The fit, the feel, the vibe you have with the therapist really is best way to decide if this is a good match. A good fit, you will work well together. We will work with the issues that you are currently experiencing, noticing the internal roots of conflict, and finding ways to make meaningful and purposeful shifts or changes in your life. Experiencing difficulties from depression, relationship endings, truama, abuse, addictions, let's talk. - I am now only taking cash, checks of credit card patients. Not accepting new insurance patients. Not taking couples.
(253) 214-9352 View (253) 214-9352
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Didem Serin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA, MA
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98109
As a systems therapist, I consider the many contexts involved in making each person’s experience unique and tailor treatment approaches to my client’s unique needs. I center my work around reauthoring narratives and creating new meanings. If you are curious about your emotions' messages and like to dive deep, uncover the underlying patterns, and explore new ways of connecting, I may be the therapist you are looking for. I specialize in relationship strengthening, intimacy/vulnerability, desire discrepancy, life transitions/parenting, attachment ruptures, multicultural relationships, sexual identity, polyamory/ENM, and guilt/shame.
As a systems therapist, I consider the many contexts involved in making each person’s experience unique and tailor treatment approaches to my client’s unique needs. I center my work around reauthoring narratives and creating new meanings. If you are curious about your emotions' messages and like to dive deep, uncover the underlying patterns, and explore new ways of connecting, I may be the therapist you are looking for. I specialize in relationship strengthening, intimacy/vulnerability, desire discrepancy, life transitions/parenting, attachment ruptures, multicultural relationships, sexual identity, polyamory/ENM, and guilt/shame.
(425) 217-1988 View (425) 217-1988
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Laura Smestad
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98109  (Online Only)
I'm Laura, an OCD therapist with 10 years' experience as a mental health counselor. I specialize in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), with a focus on using evidence-based treatments, such as exposure and response prevention (ERP). OCD is a highly misunderstood and misdiagnosed disorder, and, sadly, this means that many individuals suffer unnecessarily for years before getting help. I've had countless people arrive in my office feeling hopeless because nothing they've tried before has helped, and I am so grateful I can offer them newfound hope through treatment for OCD that actually works. I also treat phobias.
I'm Laura, an OCD therapist with 10 years' experience as a mental health counselor. I specialize in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), with a focus on using evidence-based treatments, such as exposure and response prevention (ERP). OCD is a highly misunderstood and misdiagnosed disorder, and, sadly, this means that many individuals suffer unnecessarily for years before getting help. I've had countless people arrive in my office feeling hopeless because nothing they've tried before has helped, and I am so grateful I can offer them newfound hope through treatment for OCD that actually works. I also treat phobias.
(425) 217-2417 View (425) 217-2417
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Harry Ariel Atlas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98109
Whatever the present condition of our life, we have had an intrinsic role in creating it, whether we see it or not. The good news is that once we have enough awareness to take ownership, we can consciously create what is next. Our greatest ally is self awareness and clarity. My role as a therapist is to help you identify and resolve your obstacles (internal and external) and to help you clarify your life purpose and direction. In an empathic relationship that stresses authenticity, our processes will lead to in depth exploration and releasing.
Whatever the present condition of our life, we have had an intrinsic role in creating it, whether we see it or not. The good news is that once we have enough awareness to take ownership, we can consciously create what is next. Our greatest ally is self awareness and clarity. My role as a therapist is to help you identify and resolve your obstacles (internal and external) and to help you clarify your life purpose and direction. In an empathic relationship that stresses authenticity, our processes will lead to in depth exploration and releasing.
(206) 745-5778 View (206) 745-5778
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John Skandalis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98109
Men: Are you hard on yourself and find it hard to be close to your spouse? Do you lack joy and passion? I will be your personal coach to make your relationships work better and feel better. Many of my clients work in IT or manage others. I help them gain the people skills needed to be effective communicators at work and at home. Women: Do you find it hard to speak up for yourself and not keep saying, "I'm sorry." I will work with you to find your voice and speak up for yourself. I currently have openings to help you live the best life possible.
Men: Are you hard on yourself and find it hard to be close to your spouse? Do you lack joy and passion? I will be your personal coach to make your relationships work better and feel better. Many of my clients work in IT or manage others. I help them gain the people skills needed to be effective communicators at work and at home. Women: Do you find it hard to speak up for yourself and not keep saying, "I'm sorry." I will work with you to find your voice and speak up for yourself. I currently have openings to help you live the best life possible.
(206) 745-0557 View (206) 745-0557
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Emily Martin
Counselor, MAEd, LMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98109  (Online Only)
Now accepting Premera, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and LifeWise! Whatever forms of hardship we may be experiencing, it takes courage and commitment to seek positive change. Therapy is just one of many ways to express this courage and to process experiences in life. I provide a safe and supportive space rooted in the foundation of collaboration and compassion for you to reflect, discover, and receive support. I am a dedicated Licensed Mental Health Clinician Associate and am Nationally Certified to provide support to those seeking therapy services in Washington State.
Now accepting Premera, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and LifeWise! Whatever forms of hardship we may be experiencing, it takes courage and commitment to seek positive change. Therapy is just one of many ways to express this courage and to process experiences in life. I provide a safe and supportive space rooted in the foundation of collaboration and compassion for you to reflect, discover, and receive support. I am a dedicated Licensed Mental Health Clinician Associate and am Nationally Certified to provide support to those seeking therapy services in Washington State.
(206) 756-1000 View (206) 756-1000
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Virginia Knox
Counselor, MAEd, LMHC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98109
** Please Note: I am currently NOT accepting new clients** Are you frustrated and discouraged with the quality of your relationships with others? Do you wish that there were a manual or rule book that came with the people you love? Relationships are the most cherished and yet confounding things that we as humans long to have, and we get very little guidance about how to make and maintain them. Whether you are in a relationship with a friend, lover, spouse, or child, I can help you learn ways to find fulfillment, stability, and joy.
** Please Note: I am currently NOT accepting new clients** Are you frustrated and discouraged with the quality of your relationships with others? Do you wish that there were a manual or rule book that came with the people you love? Relationships are the most cherished and yet confounding things that we as humans long to have, and we get very little guidance about how to make and maintain them. Whether you are in a relationship with a friend, lover, spouse, or child, I can help you learn ways to find fulfillment, stability, and joy.
(206) 202-0126 View (206) 202-0126
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Joseph Losi Certified EFT Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98109
Not accepting new clients
As a fully certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, and a Level 2 EFT Individual Therapist Joseph's approach is rooted in Attachment Theory. Joseph assists his clients to become fully aware of unrecognized, unshared, connective primary emotions and reactive, disconnecting secondary emotions. He helps couples, men, and women cultivate greater awareness and acceptance of emotion. With empathic support he will help you develop the ability to communicate primary and secondary emotion in powerful ways that will foster increased intimacy with partners, spouses, and others.
As a fully certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, and a Level 2 EFT Individual Therapist Joseph's approach is rooted in Attachment Theory. Joseph assists his clients to become fully aware of unrecognized, unshared, connective primary emotions and reactive, disconnecting secondary emotions. He helps couples, men, and women cultivate greater awareness and acceptance of emotion. With empathic support he will help you develop the ability to communicate primary and secondary emotion in powerful ways that will foster increased intimacy with partners, spouses, and others.
(253) 777-1620 View (253) 777-1620
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Kez Mayers
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98109  (Online Only)
Do you struggle to feel arousal or pleasure during sex? Have you lost the sexual spark and excitement in your relationship? Do you struggle with desires, thoughts, and behaviors that you feel as though you can’t share with others for fear of shame, stigma, ignorance, or violence? Have you struggled to understand yourself as a sexual being due to stigmatizing beliefs and messages? Navigating the nuances of relationships, sex, sexual health, sexual identity, and gender identity can be difficult and exhausting on its own. Through open-minded, compassionate, and culturally competent care, I am committed to help you meet your goals.
Do you struggle to feel arousal or pleasure during sex? Have you lost the sexual spark and excitement in your relationship? Do you struggle with desires, thoughts, and behaviors that you feel as though you can’t share with others for fear of shame, stigma, ignorance, or violence? Have you struggled to understand yourself as a sexual being due to stigmatizing beliefs and messages? Navigating the nuances of relationships, sex, sexual health, sexual identity, and gender identity can be difficult and exhausting on its own. Through open-minded, compassionate, and culturally competent care, I am committed to help you meet your goals.
(509) 260-7218 View (509) 260-7218
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Laura Merritt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98109  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing chronic stress or the effects of trauma? With over 20 years of experience, I've helped folks just like you heal from mental health concerns like anxiety, mood disorders and trauma. Together, we'll work towards lasting healing by getting to the root cause of your concerns, cultivating a calm body and develop skills to handle difficult emotions. We'll use modalities like EMDR, cognitive and somatic therapies, to facilitate sustainable change. Specializing in Anxiety, PTSD and life after trauma, I create a safe place for building a strong therapeutic relationship an open space to explore your most vulnerable parts.
Are you experiencing chronic stress or the effects of trauma? With over 20 years of experience, I've helped folks just like you heal from mental health concerns like anxiety, mood disorders and trauma. Together, we'll work towards lasting healing by getting to the root cause of your concerns, cultivating a calm body and develop skills to handle difficult emotions. We'll use modalities like EMDR, cognitive and somatic therapies, to facilitate sustainable change. Specializing in Anxiety, PTSD and life after trauma, I create a safe place for building a strong therapeutic relationship an open space to explore your most vulnerable parts.
(425) 522-8229 View (425) 522-8229
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Ken Peer
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98109
**Current Openings** During this unusual time we are all in, I invite you to come and risk finding a different, more connected way of living. Together we will spend time looking at the specific issues that brought you into therapy, as well as explore the nature of your relationships with important people in your life. We will consider together how your way of relating with yourself and others impacts your life and the relationships around you. I believe that we are all looking for our true selves--who we are at our deepest, most profound "self"--and I look forward to beginning that journey with you.
**Current Openings** During this unusual time we are all in, I invite you to come and risk finding a different, more connected way of living. Together we will spend time looking at the specific issues that brought you into therapy, as well as explore the nature of your relationships with important people in your life. We will consider together how your way of relating with yourself and others impacts your life and the relationships around you. I believe that we are all looking for our true selves--who we are at our deepest, most profound "self"--and I look forward to beginning that journey with you.
(425) 585-2705 View (425) 585-2705
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Callie Houk
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98109  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am accepting new clients! Life is a journey with its highs and lows, and acknowledging your need for therapeutic support is a courageous step. I'm optimistic that, together, we can uncover the most effective ways to address your specific needs. I believe you are the authority on your own life, and my goal is to help you gain a profound understanding of the connection between yourself, your mind/body connection, and your relationships. Active participation and openness are key to successful therapy—a transformative journey toward healing and self-discovery.
Welcome! I am accepting new clients! Life is a journey with its highs and lows, and acknowledging your need for therapeutic support is a courageous step. I'm optimistic that, together, we can uncover the most effective ways to address your specific needs. I believe you are the authority on your own life, and my goal is to help you gain a profound understanding of the connection between yourself, your mind/body connection, and your relationships. Active participation and openness are key to successful therapy—a transformative journey toward healing and self-discovery.
(206) 672-7610 View (206) 672-7610
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Cynthia Wilson
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98109
Therapy is a partnership that grows in an atmosphere of safety and acceptance. It allows us to rediscover the parts of ourselves we had to disown as children in order to keep our caregivers close; to learn new skills to handle grief and distress; to build healthier, more nurturing relationships; and to gain access to our own direct experience of the world, perhaps for the first time. I nurture this collaboration with clients by recognizing that each individual possesses the wisdom he or she needs, as well as the innate capacity to love, to connect, and to thrive.
Therapy is a partnership that grows in an atmosphere of safety and acceptance. It allows us to rediscover the parts of ourselves we had to disown as children in order to keep our caregivers close; to learn new skills to handle grief and distress; to build healthier, more nurturing relationships; and to gain access to our own direct experience of the world, perhaps for the first time. I nurture this collaboration with clients by recognizing that each individual possesses the wisdom he or she needs, as well as the innate capacity to love, to connect, and to thrive.
(206) 489-3148 View (206) 489-3148
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Katharina Bendis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98109
Accepting clients in 2024! “I got everything I wanted why am I still unhappy?” “Is my relationship worth staying in?” “We can’t seem to get on the same page” these are all things that my clients have said to me and that we have worked together to find answers to. Whether you are experiencing anxiety for the first time or have struggled with it your whole life, you're in a relationship but not sure it’s working out quite like you had hoped, or if you are part of a couple wanting to work on communication and get back on the same page - I can help!
Accepting clients in 2024! “I got everything I wanted why am I still unhappy?” “Is my relationship worth staying in?” “We can’t seem to get on the same page” these are all things that my clients have said to me and that we have worked together to find answers to. Whether you are experiencing anxiety for the first time or have struggled with it your whole life, you're in a relationship but not sure it’s working out quite like you had hoped, or if you are part of a couple wanting to work on communication and get back on the same page - I can help!
(425) 578-5936 View (425) 578-5936

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 98109

400+

Average cost per session

$165

Therapists in 98109 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
88% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress
66% Grief

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Premera
42% First Choice Health | FCH
39% Aetna

How Therapists in 98109 see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
22% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 98109?

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.