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Grace Imali Jahava
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98125
Are you someone seeking growth and healing, recognizing the value of therapy in your journey? Are you struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, or relationship challenges, yearning for greater self-understanding and fulfillment? I provide you a safe, non-judgmental space to explore these emotions and experiences. Together we aspire to gain clarity, develop coping skills, and cultivate resilience. Ultimately, the goal is to live a more authentic and fulfilling life, driven by a desire for personal growth and positive change.
Are you someone seeking growth and healing, recognizing the value of therapy in your journey? Are you struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, or relationship challenges, yearning for greater self-understanding and fulfillment? I provide you a safe, non-judgmental space to explore these emotions and experiences. Together we aspire to gain clarity, develop coping skills, and cultivate resilience. Ultimately, the goal is to live a more authentic and fulfilling life, driven by a desire for personal growth and positive change.
(425) 842-1084 View (425) 842-1084
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Group Therapy Seattle
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98125
If you are experiencing major life changes or transitions, if you want help understanding why you choose the partners you choose, if you want effective means of changing self-defeating behaviors, if you would like help with "emotional & social intelligence" both critical to personal & career success, if you want to learn effective means of communicating & resolving conflict in your relationships, if anxiety or depression interfere with your enjoyment of life, if you had losses or broken attachments while growing up, if you just want a very supportive community for dealing with the stresses of your life, then consider these groups.
If you are experiencing major life changes or transitions, if you want help understanding why you choose the partners you choose, if you want effective means of changing self-defeating behaviors, if you would like help with "emotional & social intelligence" both critical to personal & career success, if you want to learn effective means of communicating & resolving conflict in your relationships, if anxiety or depression interfere with your enjoyment of life, if you had losses or broken attachments while growing up, if you just want a very supportive community for dealing with the stresses of your life, then consider these groups.
(206) 203-2981 View (206) 203-2981
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Parisa Ghebleh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98125  (Online Only)
I believe that everyone has the tools, strengths, and solutions to assist them through any life challenges—we just may need a little support and guidance to find them. My goal as a therapist is to create a warm, supportive and collaborative partnership with you so we can work together to highlight your strengths, validate your struggles, and reflect and challenge unhelpful thought patterns that can sometimes get in our way. By providing a safe space and listening ear, I hope to help you discover your resiliency and empower you to move towards the meaningful change that you desire.
I believe that everyone has the tools, strengths, and solutions to assist them through any life challenges—we just may need a little support and guidance to find them. My goal as a therapist is to create a warm, supportive and collaborative partnership with you so we can work together to highlight your strengths, validate your struggles, and reflect and challenge unhelpful thought patterns that can sometimes get in our way. By providing a safe space and listening ear, I hope to help you discover your resiliency and empower you to move towards the meaningful change that you desire.
(206) 385-1805 View (206) 385-1805
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Patrick J Rettig
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, LPC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98125  (Online Only)
Have you been struggling through life lately? Or maybe you feel stuck, like something is preventing you from becoming you really are, or who you really want to be? Maybe you've been feeling worried or overwhelmed, lost meaning and purpose in life, or more distant from the people you care about. Maybe you've tried to make changes to make your life better, or maybe you don't even know where to begin. That's okay, you're in the right spot. I help people just like you overcome the struggles and setbacks in their life. Together we can get you from feeling overwhelmed, unmotivated, and disconnected to calm, confident, and centered.
Have you been struggling through life lately? Or maybe you feel stuck, like something is preventing you from becoming you really are, or who you really want to be? Maybe you've been feeling worried or overwhelmed, lost meaning and purpose in life, or more distant from the people you care about. Maybe you've tried to make changes to make your life better, or maybe you don't even know where to begin. That's okay, you're in the right spot. I help people just like you overcome the struggles and setbacks in their life. Together we can get you from feeling overwhelmed, unmotivated, and disconnected to calm, confident, and centered.
(206) 202-7447 View (206) 202-7447
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Maggie Goss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98125  (Online Only)
I love working with adults and older adults. I often work with people on anxiety, depression, trauma, and difficulty with life transitions. My approach is supportive, warm, and nonjudgmental. My theoretical orientation is eclectic, drawing on humanistic, existential, and narrative approaches as well as skills-based frameworks such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical-behavior behavior therapy (DBT). I work with a feminist, social-justice focused, and antiracist lens to appreciate the ways in which people and their wellbeing are affected by systems of oppression and how this may challenge or connect us in therapy.
I love working with adults and older adults. I often work with people on anxiety, depression, trauma, and difficulty with life transitions. My approach is supportive, warm, and nonjudgmental. My theoretical orientation is eclectic, drawing on humanistic, existential, and narrative approaches as well as skills-based frameworks such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical-behavior behavior therapy (DBT). I work with a feminist, social-justice focused, and antiracist lens to appreciate the ways in which people and their wellbeing are affected by systems of oppression and how this may challenge or connect us in therapy.
(206) 895-3104 View (206) 895-3104
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Anil Coumar
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98125
I practice Non-dual therapy, also known as non-dual counseling or non-dual psychology, which is a form of therapy that focuses on helping individuals to recognize and understand the true nature of their being and to cultivate a sense of inner peace and well-being. Non-dual therapy typically involves exploring and questioning the individual's thoughts, beliefs, and assumptions about other people and situations and helping them to develop a deeper understanding of their true nature and the interconnectedness of all things. This can involve meditation, mindfulness, self-inquiry, and more traditional forms of psychotherapy.
I practice Non-dual therapy, also known as non-dual counseling or non-dual psychology, which is a form of therapy that focuses on helping individuals to recognize and understand the true nature of their being and to cultivate a sense of inner peace and well-being. Non-dual therapy typically involves exploring and questioning the individual's thoughts, beliefs, and assumptions about other people and situations and helping them to develop a deeper understanding of their true nature and the interconnectedness of all things. This can involve meditation, mindfulness, self-inquiry, and more traditional forms of psychotherapy.
(206) 466-3414 View (206) 466-3414
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Bre-Ann Dunlap
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98125  (Online Only)
The primary focus of my work is with: Teens and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and life transitions. Families, in supporting them to address intergenerational trauma and navigating challenges impacting the family unit. And couples, uncovering and addressing challenges that are negatively impacting their relationship.
The primary focus of my work is with: Teens and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and life transitions. Families, in supporting them to address intergenerational trauma and navigating challenges impacting the family unit. And couples, uncovering and addressing challenges that are negatively impacting their relationship.
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Derrek Rodney Falor
MEd, CMPC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98125
As a Certified Consultant of The Association For Applied Sport Psychology, my ideal client is the athlete looking to reduce performance anxiety, improve concentration, learn how to effectively set both short-term and long-term goals, increase/maintain motivation, build self-confidence, recover from injury and/or add more effective pre-training and pre-competition routines. I work with athletes as teens, college aged, and professional athletes. My background and specialization is in soccer, although I do work with many other sports and performance situations including tennis, golf, swimming, volleyball, baseball, and basketball.
As a Certified Consultant of The Association For Applied Sport Psychology, my ideal client is the athlete looking to reduce performance anxiety, improve concentration, learn how to effectively set both short-term and long-term goals, increase/maintain motivation, build self-confidence, recover from injury and/or add more effective pre-training and pre-competition routines. I work with athletes as teens, college aged, and professional athletes. My background and specialization is in soccer, although I do work with many other sports and performance situations including tennis, golf, swimming, volleyball, baseball, and basketball.
(216) 539-4787 View (216) 539-4787
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Bonnie Walchuk at Dream Big Wellness
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98125
Waitlist for new clients
At Dream Big Wellness we warmly welcome our clients in taking this step to find support and compassionate care. We are a team of licensed and experienced clinicians in WA state & nationally registered art therapists. We specialize in supporting people impacted by cancer, medical illness, chronic illness/pain, trauma, stress, bereavement, grief & loss, adjustment & transition, anxiety & depression. Dream Big Wellness is an Art Therapy & Integrative Wellness 501(c)3 Nonprofit increasing access to mental health care, art therapy, and wellness services through our Pay it Forward Program. www.dreambigwellness.org/pay-it-forward/
At Dream Big Wellness we warmly welcome our clients in taking this step to find support and compassionate care. We are a team of licensed and experienced clinicians in WA state & nationally registered art therapists. We specialize in supporting people impacted by cancer, medical illness, chronic illness/pain, trauma, stress, bereavement, grief & loss, adjustment & transition, anxiety & depression. Dream Big Wellness is an Art Therapy & Integrative Wellness 501(c)3 Nonprofit increasing access to mental health care, art therapy, and wellness services through our Pay it Forward Program. www.dreambigwellness.org/pay-it-forward/
(425) 403-2630 View (425) 403-2630
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Alison Withey
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CHT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98125  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As of 12-1-23 my practice is currently full, I am unable to take any new clients at this time. Has something unexpected has happened in your life? Are you having difficulty relaxing or concentrating? Is fear or stress robbing you of your joy? Maybe you know what you want yet a part of you is feeling stuck, making it difficult to move forward. Our work together will provide you the space to sort through challenges and obstacles, finding a greater sense of well-being and ease in your life and relationships. Specialty focus: Anxiety and individualized & peer support groups for separation & divorce recovery. My work is trauma informed.
As of 12-1-23 my practice is currently full, I am unable to take any new clients at this time. Has something unexpected has happened in your life? Are you having difficulty relaxing or concentrating? Is fear or stress robbing you of your joy? Maybe you know what you want yet a part of you is feeling stuck, making it difficult to move forward. Our work together will provide you the space to sort through challenges and obstacles, finding a greater sense of well-being and ease in your life and relationships. Specialty focus: Anxiety and individualized & peer support groups for separation & divorce recovery. My work is trauma informed.
(206) 922-8377 x931 View (206) 922-8377 x931
Lauren Wilson
LICSWA
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98125
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, trauma symptoms and challenges with overall self-esteem and self-worth. You are already whole and complete, with all the answers you seek within. I am here as your therapist to remind you of that.
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, trauma symptoms and challenges with overall self-esteem and self-worth. You are already whole and complete, with all the answers you seek within. I am here as your therapist to remind you of that.
(206) 984-9687 View (206) 984-9687
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Aylee Welch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98125
Traditional psychotherapy works toward congruence in a persons thinking, emotions, actions, and life choices. Body-oriented therapy understands that the body is also profoundly affected by our life experiences. Identifying and releasing attitudes and old images held in our physical structure adds an important component to therapy. This promotes lasting change, allowing for free flow of life energy from within us so we can more fully realize our life, our joy. I am also founder of the Seattle School of Body-Psychotherapy, and enterprise of Body-Psychotherapy of Seattle.
Traditional psychotherapy works toward congruence in a persons thinking, emotions, actions, and life choices. Body-oriented therapy understands that the body is also profoundly affected by our life experiences. Identifying and releasing attitudes and old images held in our physical structure adds an important component to therapy. This promotes lasting change, allowing for free flow of life energy from within us so we can more fully realize our life, our joy. I am also founder of the Seattle School of Body-Psychotherapy, and enterprise of Body-Psychotherapy of Seattle.
(206) 745-4956 View (206) 745-4956
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Madeline Frank
PhD, BCBA-D, LBA
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98125
My experience as a behavior analyst spans educational, clinical, and home/community settings. I worked for several years as a special education classroom teacher and I feel strongly that parent involvement/training is critical for a child's success. I aim to provide children and families with tools to rapidly improve language comprehension and vocalization, replace problem behaviors, teach self-help skills, and enhance age-appropriate social skills. I primarily work with children between 2-10 years old, but have experience working with clients up to 21 years old.
My experience as a behavior analyst spans educational, clinical, and home/community settings. I worked for several years as a special education classroom teacher and I feel strongly that parent involvement/training is critical for a child's success. I aim to provide children and families with tools to rapidly improve language comprehension and vocalization, replace problem behaviors, teach self-help skills, and enhance age-appropriate social skills. I primarily work with children between 2-10 years old, but have experience working with clients up to 21 years old.
(206) 312-6845 View (206) 312-6845
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William Cornwell
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98125  (Online Only)
My therapeutic practice focuses on helping people from all walks address a wide range of issues including adult ADHD, grief and loss, relationship struggles, depression, and recovery from past trauma and abuse. My work with individuals involves facilitating awareness and insight on how the influences of the past impacts present behavioral, emotional, and cognitive patterns. I focus on interpersonal dynamics, attachment issues, and the function of one's personality type/relational style as it relates to the issues presented.
My therapeutic practice focuses on helping people from all walks address a wide range of issues including adult ADHD, grief and loss, relationship struggles, depression, and recovery from past trauma and abuse. My work with individuals involves facilitating awareness and insight on how the influences of the past impacts present behavioral, emotional, and cognitive patterns. I focus on interpersonal dynamics, attachment issues, and the function of one's personality type/relational style as it relates to the issues presented.
(425) 786-9934 View (425) 786-9934
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Wai Wong-Miller
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98125  (Online Only)
I see clients who are interested in trauma work, sex education and therapy, mood disorders, racial/cultural identity issues, and relationship problems. I am a certified EMDR therapist and a sex therapist. I provide a non-judgment safe space for you to work on issues that may often be difficult and scary to talk about. My style is to be interactive and engage in providing emotional support, active listening, insight, clinical recommendations and alternative perspectives which challenge old patterns. My strengths are being intuitive, empathetic, focused, creative, and having a good sense of humor.
I see clients who are interested in trauma work, sex education and therapy, mood disorders, racial/cultural identity issues, and relationship problems. I am a certified EMDR therapist and a sex therapist. I provide a non-judgment safe space for you to work on issues that may often be difficult and scary to talk about. My style is to be interactive and engage in providing emotional support, active listening, insight, clinical recommendations and alternative perspectives which challenge old patterns. My strengths are being intuitive, empathetic, focused, creative, and having a good sense of humor.
(206) 569-8904 View (206) 569-8904
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Rivkah Posner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98125  (Online Only)
I have partnered with Mindful Therapy Group for scheduling and billing. To schedule an appointment, please call (425) 640-7009 x1
I have partnered with Mindful Therapy Group for scheduling and billing. To schedule an appointment, please call (425) 640-7009 x1
(425) 406-4675 x1185 View (425) 406-4675 x1185
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Karyn Andriesen
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98125  (Online Only)
Sometimes in life we all need a “companion on the journey,” someone to partner with us and help make sense of our experience, ease our pain, and support our goals. As a therapist, I am committed to providing a safe environment where individuals can identify their strengths, recognize unhelpful patterns, and live into their goals. Working from an integrative, client-centered approach, I seek to support individuals wherever they are on their journey and my approach is holistic, collaborative, and non-judgmental. I value cultural humility and look forward to working with people of all backgrounds, identities, and walks of life.
Sometimes in life we all need a “companion on the journey,” someone to partner with us and help make sense of our experience, ease our pain, and support our goals. As a therapist, I am committed to providing a safe environment where individuals can identify their strengths, recognize unhelpful patterns, and live into their goals. Working from an integrative, client-centered approach, I seek to support individuals wherever they are on their journey and my approach is holistic, collaborative, and non-judgmental. I value cultural humility and look forward to working with people of all backgrounds, identities, and walks of life.
(206) 752-3471 View (206) 752-3471
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Katie Sedgwick
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98125  (Online Only)
The decision to start therapy takes courage. It takes a willingness to walk toward your suffering and reclaim the parts of yourself that have been diminished, shamed, and cast aside. I believe that our suffering has meaning and can be the key to deep transformation and growth. If you are called to walk through the doorway of your struggles and find what gifts and insights are waiting on the other side, I can help you on that journey. ​ Our work will go beyond symptom management, into the deep inner territory of self-knowledge and self-actualization.
The decision to start therapy takes courage. It takes a willingness to walk toward your suffering and reclaim the parts of yourself that have been diminished, shamed, and cast aside. I believe that our suffering has meaning and can be the key to deep transformation and growth. If you are called to walk through the doorway of your struggles and find what gifts and insights are waiting on the other side, I can help you on that journey. ​ Our work will go beyond symptom management, into the deep inner territory of self-knowledge and self-actualization.
(206) 792-3267 View (206) 792-3267
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Terra Dusa: Holistic Mental Health
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98125
Our providers break the mold and are committed to see beyond limitations and help you achieve a life of abundant health. Therefore, we offer the following Foundational Mental Health Services: Psychotherapy, Integrative Medicine, Nutrition, & Physical Therapy. Terra Dusa is home to the unique and innovative approach of Focal Neurocognitive and Physioemotional Integration (FNPI). Created and Designed by Dr. Alina Soto our Founder & CEO. This approach combines multiple disciplines, including: Neuroscience, Psychology, Naturopathic Medicine, and Trauma studies; and teaches pattern resolution, not just symptom management.
Our providers break the mold and are committed to see beyond limitations and help you achieve a life of abundant health. Therefore, we offer the following Foundational Mental Health Services: Psychotherapy, Integrative Medicine, Nutrition, & Physical Therapy. Terra Dusa is home to the unique and innovative approach of Focal Neurocognitive and Physioemotional Integration (FNPI). Created and Designed by Dr. Alina Soto our Founder & CEO. This approach combines multiple disciplines, including: Neuroscience, Psychology, Naturopathic Medicine, and Trauma studies; and teaches pattern resolution, not just symptom management.
(206) 472-1771 View (206) 472-1771
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Elizabeth Cashion
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98125  (Online Only)
Life is busy and you’re juggling a lot of responsibilities. When you’re going a mile a minute, prioritizing everyone else’s needs above your own, it’s easy to end up in a not-so-great place. How you take care of yourself matters and how you treat yourself matters. It’s okay to create some space for yourself. Actually, it’s absolutely necessary. It’s hard (read: impossible) to be a good partner, parent, employee, and friend when you’re feeling depleted, overwhelmed, anxious, or sad. You are worthy of a life well-lived and you are capable of meaningful, lasting change. If your life is not going as you had hoped, we can fix that.
Life is busy and you’re juggling a lot of responsibilities. When you’re going a mile a minute, prioritizing everyone else’s needs above your own, it’s easy to end up in a not-so-great place. How you take care of yourself matters and how you treat yourself matters. It’s okay to create some space for yourself. Actually, it’s absolutely necessary. It’s hard (read: impossible) to be a good partner, parent, employee, and friend when you’re feeling depleted, overwhelmed, anxious, or sad. You are worthy of a life well-lived and you are capable of meaningful, lasting change. If your life is not going as you had hoped, we can fix that.
(206) 466-0443 View (206) 466-0443

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 98125

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 98125 who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
76% Depression
74% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
66% Trauma and PTSD
65% Coping Skills
64% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Premera
55% Aetna
55% Regence

How Therapists in 98125 see their clients

50% Online Only
50% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

81% Female
17% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 98125?

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.