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Crissa Parsley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98116
Not accepting new clients
My desire is to create a safe place for adolescents and young adults to express themselves and work through the challenges of life. Growing up brings many natural transitions that can be challenging at times. With additional life stressors, life can feel overwhelming. Problems at school, low self-esteem, family conflict, past traumas, loss/grief, and other issues can create strong feelings that get in the way of normal functioning. I believe every person has a story of resilience and my role is to help integrate past experiences, cope with present hardships and create hope for the future.
My desire is to create a safe place for adolescents and young adults to express themselves and work through the challenges of life. Growing up brings many natural transitions that can be challenging at times. With additional life stressors, life can feel overwhelming. Problems at school, low self-esteem, family conflict, past traumas, loss/grief, and other issues can create strong feelings that get in the way of normal functioning. I believe every person has a story of resilience and my role is to help integrate past experiences, cope with present hardships and create hope for the future.
(206) 455-6736 View (206) 455-6736
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Knox Burnett Counseling and Consulting
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CPT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98116
The Glory of God is a human being fully alive". -Saint Irenaeus As a clinician, I work with individuals struggling with a variety of issues and ailments. I believe that most recurring mental and emotional struggles are actually indicators of larger issues in need of resolution. In our work together we will both engage the symptoms you are experiencing AND trace their historical connections so that you can access a more transformative and holistic healing.
The Glory of God is a human being fully alive". -Saint Irenaeus As a clinician, I work with individuals struggling with a variety of issues and ailments. I believe that most recurring mental and emotional struggles are actually indicators of larger issues in need of resolution. In our work together we will both engage the symptoms you are experiencing AND trace their historical connections so that you can access a more transformative and holistic healing.
(425) 358-5843 View (425) 358-5843
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Amanda Rausch LMFT, PLLC NoStressNoStigma.com
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, AAMFT , RYT, BH-TMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98116
No matter what you are going through, know that I am here to listen, support you and help you figure it all out! Welcome to the newest generation of self care and mental health- this is easy, accessible, no-stress, stigma free help for whatever you are going through. Feel free to wear your sweatpants, sit on the couch and have a session on your phone or lap top. Prefer in person? No problem, come visit my office in a charming 1900's Craftsman home near the Junction in West Seattle! Check out www.nostressnostigma.com for details!
No matter what you are going through, know that I am here to listen, support you and help you figure it all out! Welcome to the newest generation of self care and mental health- this is easy, accessible, no-stress, stigma free help for whatever you are going through. Feel free to wear your sweatpants, sit on the couch and have a session on your phone or lap top. Prefer in person? No problem, come visit my office in a charming 1900's Craftsman home near the Junction in West Seattle! Check out www.nostressnostigma.com for details!
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Photo of Jasmine Nicole McCarthy, Counselor in 98116, WA
Jasmine Nicole McCarthy
Counselor, MA, NCC, LMHCA, MHP
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98116  (Online Only)
I work with clients to process trauma, emotions, and life stressors; cope with and ease symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and post-traumatic stress and expand their window of tolerance/what they are able to tolerate; rewire thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and thereby one’s environment to align with their authentic truth and desires; define and draw boundaries; and identify core beliefs. I love to help women create a life in alignment with their menstrual cycle (intentional scheduling, eating, intimacy, and socializing for optimal energy functioning), as well as help all people structure and deepen their spiritual path.
I work with clients to process trauma, emotions, and life stressors; cope with and ease symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and post-traumatic stress and expand their window of tolerance/what they are able to tolerate; rewire thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and thereby one’s environment to align with their authentic truth and desires; define and draw boundaries; and identify core beliefs. I love to help women create a life in alignment with their menstrual cycle (intentional scheduling, eating, intimacy, and socializing for optimal energy functioning), as well as help all people structure and deepen their spiritual path.
(206) 759-2244 View (206) 759-2244
Photo of John Totten, Counselor in 98116, WA
John Totten
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98116
Relationships, identity, meaning, sexuality, gender, trauma, guilt and shame- these are a few of the many areas my patients and I address together. I am a licensed therapist who works with individuals and groups. My office is in the West Seattle neighborhood of Seattle and I work with all kinds of people with all kinds of concerns, ranging from depression to anxiety to posttraumatic stress.
Relationships, identity, meaning, sexuality, gender, trauma, guilt and shame- these are a few of the many areas my patients and I address together. I am a licensed therapist who works with individuals and groups. My office is in the West Seattle neighborhood of Seattle and I work with all kinds of people with all kinds of concerns, ranging from depression to anxiety to posttraumatic stress.
(206) 759-2469 View (206) 759-2469
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Lori C McConnell
Counselor, LMHC, MS
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98116
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the community of West Seattle. It is my honor and calling to help clients in their teens & twenties reach their full potential and recognize their unique strengths. I believe that while people are doing their best, with my help they can experience greater joy as we work together to relieve suffering. With the right therapeutic interventions, it is possible to flourish and create a life worth living. It is my passion to work with adolescents dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidality, chronic illness and self-esteem. I also work with athletes of all ages.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the community of West Seattle. It is my honor and calling to help clients in their teens & twenties reach their full potential and recognize their unique strengths. I believe that while people are doing their best, with my help they can experience greater joy as we work together to relieve suffering. With the right therapeutic interventions, it is possible to flourish and create a life worth living. It is my passion to work with adolescents dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidality, chronic illness and self-esteem. I also work with athletes of all ages.
(206) 203-7553 View (206) 203-7553
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Rebeka Ramsay
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98116
Are you experiencing a lot of emotions as you navigate one of the biggest transitions of your life? The period before conception, the pregnancy, and life postpartum have incredible challenges. You are not alone. It is my professional purpose to provide support to folks during those moments. My personal experience as a Latina immigrant navigating the challenges of motherhood in the United States drives my commitment to perinatal mental health and to working alongside immigrants and individuals from underrepresented communities.
Are you experiencing a lot of emotions as you navigate one of the biggest transitions of your life? The period before conception, the pregnancy, and life postpartum have incredible challenges. You are not alone. It is my professional purpose to provide support to folks during those moments. My personal experience as a Latina immigrant navigating the challenges of motherhood in the United States drives my commitment to perinatal mental health and to working alongside immigrants and individuals from underrepresented communities.
(206) 888-4254 View (206) 888-4254
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Kimberly Petersen
MA, LMHC, ICF-ACA
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98116  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Have life events caused you to pause and reevaluate? Are you moving through the loss and uncertainty of change? Do you seek more satisfaction in your work? Through coaching, we’ll explore what’s most important to you. We’ll identify patterns that keep you from achieving your goals and practices to transform them. We’ll build upon your strengths to create the future you desire. Areas of focus include career (launch or pivot, showing up powerfully in current roles, navigating organizational dynamics, etc.) and life's challenges (loss or change, building confidence and ease, improving relationships, etc.) Often coaching supports both!
Have life events caused you to pause and reevaluate? Are you moving through the loss and uncertainty of change? Do you seek more satisfaction in your work? Through coaching, we’ll explore what’s most important to you. We’ll identify patterns that keep you from achieving your goals and practices to transform them. We’ll build upon your strengths to create the future you desire. Areas of focus include career (launch or pivot, showing up powerfully in current roles, navigating organizational dynamics, etc.) and life's challenges (loss or change, building confidence and ease, improving relationships, etc.) Often coaching supports both!
(206) 558-1284 View (206) 558-1284
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Brave Heart Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, ACM-SW
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98116
I believe you know yourself best, but may need to make time and space to reconnect with you. I apply an integrative, holistic approach that examines each person's experience while taking into account the context in which they exist. The foundation of my work is establishing a brave space of safety and trust, while embracing compassion, empathy, non-judgment and openness.
I believe you know yourself best, but may need to make time and space to reconnect with you. I apply an integrative, holistic approach that examines each person's experience while taking into account the context in which they exist. The foundation of my work is establishing a brave space of safety and trust, while embracing compassion, empathy, non-judgment and openness.
(971) 803-5726 View (971) 803-5726
Photo of Dianne Mack, Counselor in 98116, WA
Dianne Mack
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98116
I offer a friendly, respectful and collaborative approach to therapy. I place a high priority on listening, and attending to what you say you would like to accomplish together. Your issues will be addressed in a safe and nurturing atmosphere. I will help you look at your strengths and values and how your choices - material and spiritual - can support your goals. My education over the past 35 years - formal and otherwise - has given me a broad base of human experience, and I share my thoughts and insights with my clients when it seems appropriate.
I offer a friendly, respectful and collaborative approach to therapy. I place a high priority on listening, and attending to what you say you would like to accomplish together. Your issues will be addressed in a safe and nurturing atmosphere. I will help you look at your strengths and values and how your choices - material and spiritual - can support your goals. My education over the past 35 years - formal and otherwise - has given me a broad base of human experience, and I share my thoughts and insights with my clients when it seems appropriate.
(206) 745-0966 View (206) 745-0966
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James E Bederaux-Cayne
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98116
I will actively use my training and experience to help you meet your needs & goals. Successful treatment is a direct result of mutual efforts, honesty, respect, and collaboration. Life is full of transitions. Many transitions require skill to navigate. Some happen easily and others require thought, planning and occasionally outside help. I regularly help people manage depression, anxiety, life & work transitions, relationship problems, the processing of and recovery from trauma, and developmental issues throughout the lifespan.
I will actively use my training and experience to help you meet your needs & goals. Successful treatment is a direct result of mutual efforts, honesty, respect, and collaboration. Life is full of transitions. Many transitions require skill to navigate. Some happen easily and others require thought, planning and occasionally outside help. I regularly help people manage depression, anxiety, life & work transitions, relationship problems, the processing of and recovery from trauma, and developmental issues throughout the lifespan.
(253) 220-6158 View (253) 220-6158
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Gretchen Gerhardt
Counselor, LMHC, CTRS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98116
Not accepting new clients
The decision to pursue therapy is a difficult one and I congratulate you on beginning your search to find the therapist that is right for you. My approach to therapy is based on the belief that each person has an innate ability to achieve healing and personal growth. I believe each existence is unique, and because of our experiences, the impact of society, and the ways in which our environments contribute to shaping who we are, we all walk through the world differently. By creating a safe space where you can be yourself, I will meet you where you are.
The decision to pursue therapy is a difficult one and I congratulate you on beginning your search to find the therapist that is right for you. My approach to therapy is based on the belief that each person has an innate ability to achieve healing and personal growth. I believe each existence is unique, and because of our experiences, the impact of society, and the ways in which our environments contribute to shaping who we are, we all walk through the world differently. By creating a safe space where you can be yourself, I will meet you where you are.
(415) 942-6294 View (415) 942-6294
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Mags Aleks
Counselor, JD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98116  (Online Only)
Immediate availability! Burnout and overwhelm: these are normal feelings given all that’s going on in our world. It’s hard to focus or not worry when we’re confronted by on-going extreme weather events, a repeat of the (depressing) 2020 presidential election, & the absence of a humane response to what's going on in the Middle East. Even though you may try to avoid the headlines, they nevertheless seem to seep into your consciousness and impact your mood and outlook with respect to your career, relationships, and the future. You can find a safe space to experience your feelings and to breathe despite what’s around you.
Immediate availability! Burnout and overwhelm: these are normal feelings given all that’s going on in our world. It’s hard to focus or not worry when we’re confronted by on-going extreme weather events, a repeat of the (depressing) 2020 presidential election, & the absence of a humane response to what's going on in the Middle East. Even though you may try to avoid the headlines, they nevertheless seem to seep into your consciousness and impact your mood and outlook with respect to your career, relationships, and the future. You can find a safe space to experience your feelings and to breathe despite what’s around you.
(206) 888-6207 View (206) 888-6207
Photo of Lori Means, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in 98116, WA
Lori Means
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98116
Relationships can be hard, especially the parenting one. My style of therapy is based on the latest research in how the brain (neuroscience geek!), body, and emotions work together. For 20 years, I've partnered with individuals and couples, facilitating thriving relationships: parent-child, partners, co-parenting couples, divorcing couples. The most important relationship is the one we have with ourselves. I can help you explore relational wounds and teach you new skills to experience more satisfying relationships. Let's talk and see if we're a good fit.
Relationships can be hard, especially the parenting one. My style of therapy is based on the latest research in how the brain (neuroscience geek!), body, and emotions work together. For 20 years, I've partnered with individuals and couples, facilitating thriving relationships: parent-child, partners, co-parenting couples, divorcing couples. The most important relationship is the one we have with ourselves. I can help you explore relational wounds and teach you new skills to experience more satisfying relationships. Let's talk and see if we're a good fit.
(206) 761-1350 View (206) 761-1350
Photo of Timothy Tetrault, Counselor in 98116, WA
Timothy Tetrault
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98116
I believe that we are relational beings, and that health can be cultivated in intentional, honest, and reciprocal relationships that respect and reveal our inherent dignity. Because relationships with others and ourselves hold great promise and power, they can also be the focus of most of our pain as we move through life. The therapeutic relationship we build together acts as a staging ground and microcosm to help you renew the relationships you have with yourself and others in life.
I believe that we are relational beings, and that health can be cultivated in intentional, honest, and reciprocal relationships that respect and reveal our inherent dignity. Because relationships with others and ourselves hold great promise and power, they can also be the focus of most of our pain as we move through life. The therapeutic relationship we build together acts as a staging ground and microcosm to help you renew the relationships you have with yourself and others in life.
(206) 350-9474 View (206) 350-9474
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Taylor Olson
Counselor, MCP, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98116  (Online Only)
Mental health challenges can leave us feeling lost, overwhelmed, and unfulfilled. You might be experiencing something that is significantly limiting your quality of life. Therapy can help you reach your goals and cultivate a sense of inner peace and fulfillment. As a therapist, I am focused on encouraging growth in every client by offering supportive and constructive guidance. My goal is to offer a real experience where you are invited into an honest conversation that leads to progress and a deeper connection with yourself. In therapy, we learn how to relate to ourselves, others, and our lives in new ways
Mental health challenges can leave us feeling lost, overwhelmed, and unfulfilled. You might be experiencing something that is significantly limiting your quality of life. Therapy can help you reach your goals and cultivate a sense of inner peace and fulfillment. As a therapist, I am focused on encouraging growth in every client by offering supportive and constructive guidance. My goal is to offer a real experience where you are invited into an honest conversation that leads to progress and a deeper connection with yourself. In therapy, we learn how to relate to ourselves, others, and our lives in new ways
(253) 243-0947 View (253) 243-0947
Photo of Kacie Yost, Psychologist in 98116, WA
Kacie Yost
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98116  (Online Only)
As a psychologist specializing in empowering high-achieving women and emerging young adults, I have witnessed firsthand the immense pressure and expectations that can weigh heavily on their shoulders. Often, the need to excel in various aspects of their lives combined with challenges such as anxiety, trauma, depression, and role shifts (e.g. starting a new job, graduating college, becoming a mother) can come at the expense of their mental and emotional well-being. Through my practice, I aim to help my clients cultivate self-compassion and self-esteem, which in turn can lead to improved relationships and greater confidence.
As a psychologist specializing in empowering high-achieving women and emerging young adults, I have witnessed firsthand the immense pressure and expectations that can weigh heavily on their shoulders. Often, the need to excel in various aspects of their lives combined with challenges such as anxiety, trauma, depression, and role shifts (e.g. starting a new job, graduating college, becoming a mother) can come at the expense of their mental and emotional well-being. Through my practice, I aim to help my clients cultivate self-compassion and self-esteem, which in turn can lead to improved relationships and greater confidence.
(425) 470-6603 View (425) 470-6603
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Williston Riggs
Mental Health Counselor, MAEd, LMHC, SUDP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98116
Not accepting new clients
Seeking therapy is a courageous step toward investing in your future. Currently, I am available to meet with clients in person in West Seattle, or online via telehealth. I have experience working with teens and adults who have concerns related to anxiety, depression, relationships (familial and romantic), and problematic substance use (i.e., alcohol, cannabis, etc.). I also enjoy working with clients are struggling with finding a sense of meaning, purpose, and authenticity in their lives. I offer space and opportunity to get real and make sense of life's toughest challenges.
Seeking therapy is a courageous step toward investing in your future. Currently, I am available to meet with clients in person in West Seattle, or online via telehealth. I have experience working with teens and adults who have concerns related to anxiety, depression, relationships (familial and romantic), and problematic substance use (i.e., alcohol, cannabis, etc.). I also enjoy working with clients are struggling with finding a sense of meaning, purpose, and authenticity in their lives. I offer space and opportunity to get real and make sense of life's toughest challenges.
(206) 203-5706 View (206) 203-5706
Photo of Valorie Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 98116, WA
Valorie Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98116
Hello and welcome to my practice! My approach to therapy with you will be a collaborative process to help you frame problems not only in a personal context, but also in a social and cultural context. We all possess resilience and have many resources within us, some not yet realized. There are times in life when you may need a caring professional to walk with you on a journey toward a more peaceful, healthy, integrated self. My office is cozy and conveniently located in the Alaska Junction of West Seattle, with handicap access and 2 hour free parking.
Hello and welcome to my practice! My approach to therapy with you will be a collaborative process to help you frame problems not only in a personal context, but also in a social and cultural context. We all possess resilience and have many resources within us, some not yet realized. There are times in life when you may need a caring professional to walk with you on a journey toward a more peaceful, healthy, integrated self. My office is cozy and conveniently located in the Alaska Junction of West Seattle, with handicap access and 2 hour free parking.
(206) 489-3811 View (206) 489-3811
Photo of Matthew Ponsford, Psychologist in 98116, WA
Matthew Ponsford
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98116
I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing therapy and consultation for individual clients in West Seattle. I take a collaborative, strengths-based approach to working with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, or facing difficult life transitions. Sometimes therapy can be about seeking solutions to problems; often the more important work is in creating space to sit with and digest the parts of our experience that we generally try to avoid.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing therapy and consultation for individual clients in West Seattle. I take a collaborative, strengths-based approach to working with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, or facing difficult life transitions. Sometimes therapy can be about seeking solutions to problems; often the more important work is in creating space to sit with and digest the parts of our experience that we generally try to avoid.
(206) 745-5896 View (206) 745-5896

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 98116

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 98116 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
69% Grief
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Premera
49% Regence
47% First Choice Health | FCH

How Therapists in 98116 see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 98116?

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.