Therapists in 98122

Photo of Lasondra Aurand, Pre-Licensed Professional in 98122, WA
Lasondra Aurand
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98122  (Online Only)
Only accepting couples and families at this time; Sunday availability. Our relationships with loved ones have such an impact on our emotional wellbeing, which is why I’m passionate about helping facilitate communication and growth within couples and families. Trying to speak your mind can be vulnerable, and my goal is to be able to help individuals verbalize their needs so that they can navigate their emotions with the people surrounding them. I enjoy working with folks who want to reestablish connection and feelings of belonging with each other, even when working through painful histories.
Only accepting couples and families at this time; Sunday availability. Our relationships with loved ones have such an impact on our emotional wellbeing, which is why I’m passionate about helping facilitate communication and growth within couples and families. Trying to speak your mind can be vulnerable, and my goal is to be able to help individuals verbalize their needs so that they can navigate their emotions with the people surrounding them. I enjoy working with folks who want to reestablish connection and feelings of belonging with each other, even when working through painful histories.
(425) 490-4419 x3 View (425) 490-4419 x3
Photo of Gretchen Champoux, Counselor in 98122, WA
Gretchen Champoux
Counselor, MDiv, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98122
I work with individuals who needs support in managing mood, anxiety, OCD/ rumination, and complex trauma. I always place one's struggles in context of the whole person and their relationships past and present. I strive to be authentic as a therapist and create space for you and your unique experiences to emerge in a way that builds trust, honesty, and genuine collaboration.
I work with individuals who needs support in managing mood, anxiety, OCD/ rumination, and complex trauma. I always place one's struggles in context of the whole person and their relationships past and present. I strive to be authentic as a therapist and create space for you and your unique experiences to emerge in a way that builds trust, honesty, and genuine collaboration.
(206) 504-3106 View (206) 504-3106
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Caitlin Bergman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98122
There is power in being witnessed as you are: a whole, complex, and beautiful human who contains multitudes. Maybe you’re feeling disconnected from yourself and from other people, or perhaps you feel anxious and overwhelmed - stuck in a cycle and exhausted. Most of us have learned how to make ourselves small in order to navigate our world as safely as we can by suppressing our own needs and desires as a survival strategy. You have done what you can to protect yourself and you deserve so much more.
There is power in being witnessed as you are: a whole, complex, and beautiful human who contains multitudes. Maybe you’re feeling disconnected from yourself and from other people, or perhaps you feel anxious and overwhelmed - stuck in a cycle and exhausted. Most of us have learned how to make ourselves small in order to navigate our world as safely as we can by suppressing our own needs and desires as a survival strategy. You have done what you can to protect yourself and you deserve so much more.
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Laura A. Snyder
MA, LMHC, LPC, LMFTA, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98122
It's Winter. It's cold, dark, and you may find yourself yearning for the light. Is your past getting in the way of you being in the present? Too focused on the future to be in the now? Whether you’re a veteran who is or has been in the military, a military spouse, a busy mom with her own career, or a couple(+) looking for help, look no further. There is hope that things can get better. Together we can figure it out. Want to hear more? Head on over to < laurasnydertherapy.com > for more info!
It's Winter. It's cold, dark, and you may find yourself yearning for the light. Is your past getting in the way of you being in the present? Too focused on the future to be in the now? Whether you’re a veteran who is or has been in the military, a military spouse, a busy mom with her own career, or a couple(+) looking for help, look no further. There is hope that things can get better. Together we can figure it out. Want to hear more? Head on over to < laurasnydertherapy.com > for more info!
(253) 559-1894 View (253) 559-1894
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Dr Jeff Gold, Psychotherapy and Video Counseling
MSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98122
My work with clients focuses on relationships. I have over 40 years of experience with couples, individuals and families. I specialize in couple therapy but work well with individuals and families.I am active as a therapist, and will be direct and clear about the patterns I see. I will come right to the point, but with care and compassion. I will meet with you in my office or by video. I work with with a range of clients, including straight, gay and lesbians. They may be married, co-habitating or single. Issues include attachment, commitment, betrayal or "heating-up" a partnership gone cold.
My work with clients focuses on relationships. I have over 40 years of experience with couples, individuals and families. I specialize in couple therapy but work well with individuals and families.I am active as a therapist, and will be direct and clear about the patterns I see. I will come right to the point, but with care and compassion. I will meet with you in my office or by video. I work with with a range of clients, including straight, gay and lesbians. They may be married, co-habitating or single. Issues include attachment, commitment, betrayal or "heating-up" a partnership gone cold.
(206) 222-7285 View (206) 222-7285
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Amanda Sargent
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98122  (Online Only)
My practice focuses on counseling for depression, anxiety, life's transitions and low self esteem.I believe therapy is an opportunity to take a step towards ones self and that the role of therapy is to bring relief during difficult times and to build strength, stamina, acceptance and the skills necessary to remain engaged with the world around us. I have experience working with young adults looking for independence from their families of origin as well as parents creating new lives for themselves. I offer pre and post commitment counseling for couples facing the challenge of staying connected.
My practice focuses on counseling for depression, anxiety, life's transitions and low self esteem.I believe therapy is an opportunity to take a step towards ones self and that the role of therapy is to bring relief during difficult times and to build strength, stamina, acceptance and the skills necessary to remain engaged with the world around us. I have experience working with young adults looking for independence from their families of origin as well as parents creating new lives for themselves. I offer pre and post commitment counseling for couples facing the challenge of staying connected.
(206) 264-4401 View (206) 264-4401
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Caleb Pierce
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98122
I seek to provide a supportive space to work with issues including anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationship to self, others, and the world. How do you make sense of the world? What holds meaning for you? Is there a way to find more room to breathe? I hope to help navigate the places where you might feel stuck, from a place of connection and genuine investment. Also, I grew up overseas and have an interest in international clients and clients navigating cultural/intergenerational issues.
I seek to provide a supportive space to work with issues including anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationship to self, others, and the world. How do you make sense of the world? What holds meaning for you? Is there a way to find more room to breathe? I hope to help navigate the places where you might feel stuck, from a place of connection and genuine investment. Also, I grew up overseas and have an interest in international clients and clients navigating cultural/intergenerational issues.
(206) 203-5125 View (206) 203-5125
Photo of Gary VanDalfsen, Psychologist in 98122, WA
Gary VanDalfsen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98122
Not accepting new clients
PLEASE NOTE: I AM NO LONGER SEEING CLIENTS IN MY PRIVATE PRACTICE. I AM EXCLUSIVELY DOING TELEHEALTH VIA NOCD, AN ONLINE PLATFORM FOR OCD TREATMENT (WWW.TREATMYOCD.COM). I'm a licensed psychologist with over 25 years of experience helping individuals create positive change in their lives. I will work with you to: Identify negative patterns that bring distress to you and others; Develop the skills or strategies necessary for change; and Apply these skills or strategies to improve your emotional health and build more satisfying relationships.
PLEASE NOTE: I AM NO LONGER SEEING CLIENTS IN MY PRIVATE PRACTICE. I AM EXCLUSIVELY DOING TELEHEALTH VIA NOCD, AN ONLINE PLATFORM FOR OCD TREATMENT (WWW.TREATMYOCD.COM). I'm a licensed psychologist with over 25 years of experience helping individuals create positive change in their lives. I will work with you to: Identify negative patterns that bring distress to you and others; Develop the skills or strategies necessary for change; and Apply these skills or strategies to improve your emotional health and build more satisfying relationships.
(425) 822-0242 View (425) 822-0242
Photo of Cindy Gonzalez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 98122, WA
Cindy Gonzalez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98122  (Online Only)
Everyone has stress and problems, but when those two things are causing you to feel emotionally drained, with little energy, and unable to rest, it’s time for support. Change doesn’t happen instantly, but if you are here, you are willing to begin.
Everyone has stress and problems, but when those two things are causing you to feel emotionally drained, with little energy, and unable to rest, it’s time for support. Change doesn’t happen instantly, but if you are here, you are willing to begin.
(206) 337-1641 View (206) 337-1641
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Dr Blake Harding PLC
Counselor, MA, CPsych
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98122
Seeking treatment is a huge step. You're a strong and capable person for doing so. Whether you need extra support, affirming space or have a problem to solve, I am here to help. Psychotherapy provides safe space to reevaluate priorities, slow down and find ease. I approach therapy with humor, warmness and analogy in helping clients see different perspectives. My approach is solution oriented while being eclectic, exploratory and expansive. Therapy is focused on establishing a full picture of client history, relationships and current levels of functioning. Then collaboratively a treatment plan is established to meet client goals.
Seeking treatment is a huge step. You're a strong and capable person for doing so. Whether you need extra support, affirming space or have a problem to solve, I am here to help. Psychotherapy provides safe space to reevaluate priorities, slow down and find ease. I approach therapy with humor, warmness and analogy in helping clients see different perspectives. My approach is solution oriented while being eclectic, exploratory and expansive. Therapy is focused on establishing a full picture of client history, relationships and current levels of functioning. Then collaboratively a treatment plan is established to meet client goals.
(206) 823-1674 View (206) 823-1674
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Susan A Hawkins
Psychologist, JD, PsyD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98122
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed psychologist with 20 years experience providing psychotherapy and consultation. My approach is gentle, respectful and compassionate, including challenge and encouragement as appropriate. I offer short-term and long-term psychotherapy, emphasizing the development of a warm, empathic therapeutic relationship. My treatment approach is integrative and most influenced by psychoanalytic, humanistic and developmental theories. Psychotherapy involves verbalizing your thoughts and feelings, exploring relational and behavioral patterns, and understanding how past experiences may impact you now. The needs and goals of the individual guide my therapeutic approach. My personal style is down-to-earth and interactive, with an occasional dash of humor.
I am a licensed psychologist with 20 years experience providing psychotherapy and consultation. My approach is gentle, respectful and compassionate, including challenge and encouragement as appropriate. I offer short-term and long-term psychotherapy, emphasizing the development of a warm, empathic therapeutic relationship. My treatment approach is integrative and most influenced by psychoanalytic, humanistic and developmental theories. Psychotherapy involves verbalizing your thoughts and feelings, exploring relational and behavioral patterns, and understanding how past experiences may impact you now. The needs and goals of the individual guide my therapeutic approach. My personal style is down-to-earth and interactive, with an occasional dash of humor.
(206) 455-8972 View (206) 455-8972
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Nicole Waters
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98122  (Online Only)
Many people can feel they have become “stuck” at a certain point in their life, such as a challenging life adjustment, communication difficulties in a relationship, or getting caught up in negative thoughts and behaviors. My goal in therapy is to establish a safe and supportive environment to freely express your inner thoughts and concerns, while providing resources and a platform for you to advocate for yourself. We will work together as a team to establish goals and to help you overcome life’s demands, difficulties and barriers.
Many people can feel they have become “stuck” at a certain point in their life, such as a challenging life adjustment, communication difficulties in a relationship, or getting caught up in negative thoughts and behaviors. My goal in therapy is to establish a safe and supportive environment to freely express your inner thoughts and concerns, while providing resources and a platform for you to advocate for yourself. We will work together as a team to establish goals and to help you overcome life’s demands, difficulties and barriers.
(206) 385-5955 View (206) 385-5955
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Craig Santerre
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98122
Waitlist for new clients
I enjoy working with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and concerns. Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, life stressors, work or relationship dissatisfaction, grief, the impact from trauma, trouble adjusting to life transitions or illness, sleep problems, OCD, phobias, substance use issues or some other problem? I want to help you reach your optimal health, which may include both mental and physical health goals. I know it can be difficult to share such personal experiences with a new person, so it’s important to me to create a trusting bond to work on your concerns.
I enjoy working with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and concerns. Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, life stressors, work or relationship dissatisfaction, grief, the impact from trauma, trouble adjusting to life transitions or illness, sleep problems, OCD, phobias, substance use issues or some other problem? I want to help you reach your optimal health, which may include both mental and physical health goals. I know it can be difficult to share such personal experiences with a new person, so it’s important to me to create a trusting bond to work on your concerns.
(206) 567-1117 View (206) 567-1117
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Audrey Phillips
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98122
Are you having the same fight over and over again with your partner? I work with couples around topics like sex (pain with sex, different libidos, healing from affairs, feeling emotionally or sexually disconnected) as well as other conflict around chores, roles, money, etc. The pain of having the same fight again and again contributes over time to a break down in trust, love and connection. These ruptures can build up over time as resentment, which speeds up the disconnection process. I love helping couples re-find each other, re-build trust, and re-connect!
Are you having the same fight over and over again with your partner? I work with couples around topics like sex (pain with sex, different libidos, healing from affairs, feeling emotionally or sexually disconnected) as well as other conflict around chores, roles, money, etc. The pain of having the same fight again and again contributes over time to a break down in trust, love and connection. These ruptures can build up over time as resentment, which speeds up the disconnection process. I love helping couples re-find each other, re-build trust, and re-connect!
(206) 207-9238 View (206) 207-9238
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Tracy C. Bryan
Counselor, PsyD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98122  (Online Only)
My practice is focused on helping individuals understand and heal from the profound wounds caused by emotional or physical violence/neglect in close personal relationships. This includes adults who've experienced childhood abuse, neglect, and/or abandonment, as well as sexual assault, violence, and betrayal trauma. By conceptualizing complex forms of trauma from a feminist perspective, I investigate issues of gender, power, and culture, and identify them as the center of oppression, distress, and dysfunction in a person's life. Relational trauma often creates isolation, and I believe it is only in relationship that we heal.
My practice is focused on helping individuals understand and heal from the profound wounds caused by emotional or physical violence/neglect in close personal relationships. This includes adults who've experienced childhood abuse, neglect, and/or abandonment, as well as sexual assault, violence, and betrayal trauma. By conceptualizing complex forms of trauma from a feminist perspective, I investigate issues of gender, power, and culture, and identify them as the center of oppression, distress, and dysfunction in a person's life. Relational trauma often creates isolation, and I believe it is only in relationship that we heal.
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Kyle deVries
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98122  (Online Only)
Trauma and discrimination deeply impact the lives of survivors. At times, it can feel as though these struggles will not ease or that they require a high energy investment. When you feel that you have the space, therapy can be a gentle and energizing process that brings about healing and growth to improve mental, physical and social health.
Trauma and discrimination deeply impact the lives of survivors. At times, it can feel as though these struggles will not ease or that they require a high energy investment. When you feel that you have the space, therapy can be a gentle and energizing process that brings about healing and growth to improve mental, physical and social health.
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Stephanie Brownell, PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98122
I work collaboratively with you to identify stories or obstacles posing problems in your life so you can move through them. Whether you are a teen, an adult, a couple, or a family system, I utilize an integrative approach that is holistic and strength-based, supporting you in making peace with the past & the present, in order to live in a healthy balance of mind, body, & spirit. I work from a multicultural & justice-oriented context; am LGQBT+ friendly, & support you in your individual belief system, exploring the way dominant narratives have impacted you. I have experience working with complex trauma & grief.
I work collaboratively with you to identify stories or obstacles posing problems in your life so you can move through them. Whether you are a teen, an adult, a couple, or a family system, I utilize an integrative approach that is holistic and strength-based, supporting you in making peace with the past & the present, in order to live in a healthy balance of mind, body, & spirit. I work from a multicultural & justice-oriented context; am LGQBT+ friendly, & support you in your individual belief system, exploring the way dominant narratives have impacted you. I have experience working with complex trauma & grief.
(206) 736-2661 View (206) 736-2661
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Benjamin Rhodes
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MHP, BCPC, DAPA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98122
I am a Clinical Psychotherapist,Board Certified Professional Counselor, Diplomate of the American Psychotherapy Association and Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington I'm committed to grounding my work in a spirit of curiosity and collaboration. .I use an integrative/relational approach in therapy. I actively help my clients to better understand and gain clarity of their concerns in order to make necessary changes to facilitate personal growth. Psychotherapy can improve the quality and intimacy of your relationships, provide solutions to specific life problems, and significantly reduce feelings of distress.
I am a Clinical Psychotherapist,Board Certified Professional Counselor, Diplomate of the American Psychotherapy Association and Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington I'm committed to grounding my work in a spirit of curiosity and collaboration. .I use an integrative/relational approach in therapy. I actively help my clients to better understand and gain clarity of their concerns in order to make necessary changes to facilitate personal growth. Psychotherapy can improve the quality and intimacy of your relationships, provide solutions to specific life problems, and significantly reduce feelings of distress.
(206) 429-4741 View (206) 429-4741
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Linh Tran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSWA
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98122  (Online Only)
Update 4/24: Accepting new clients! I work with young adults and adolescents (15+) who are immigrants, children of immigrants/refugees, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC. As part of these communities, you might feel anxious, depressed, and misunderstood. You might have spent years catering to others that you struggle to understand yourself. You might carry expectations from family and feel caught among cultures. You might be unpacking years of childhood and generational trauma. I see you trying your best and am here to support you in getting back to yourself, your needs, and your values.
Update 4/24: Accepting new clients! I work with young adults and adolescents (15+) who are immigrants, children of immigrants/refugees, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC. As part of these communities, you might feel anxious, depressed, and misunderstood. You might have spent years catering to others that you struggle to understand yourself. You might carry expectations from family and feel caught among cultures. You might be unpacking years of childhood and generational trauma. I see you trying your best and am here to support you in getting back to yourself, your needs, and your values.
(206) 899-0385 View (206) 899-0385
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Vitalina Chavez
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98122  (Online Only)
Vita believes that building a solid and trusting relationship with her clients is crucial to the therapeutic process. She prioritizes creating a warm and compassionate connection and works diligently to establish trust. Her therapeutic style is eclectic, meaning she draws from various therapy models, and it is strength-based and collaborative. In this approach, Vita recognizes you as the expert in your own life and sees her role as supporting you in reaching your goals by utilizing different skills and techniques from various therapy models.
Vita believes that building a solid and trusting relationship with her clients is crucial to the therapeutic process. She prioritizes creating a warm and compassionate connection and works diligently to establish trust. Her therapeutic style is eclectic, meaning she draws from various therapy models, and it is strength-based and collaborative. In this approach, Vita recognizes you as the expert in your own life and sees her role as supporting you in reaching your goals by utilizing different skills and techniques from various therapy models.
(206) 222-3394 View (206) 222-3394

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 98122

300+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 98122 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
76% Trauma and PTSD
72% Life Transitions
70% Grief

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Premera
46% Aetna
40% Kaiser (Out-of-Network)

How Therapists in 98122 see their clients

51% Online Only
49% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

69% Female
25% Male
6% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 98122?

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.