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NearWood Health
Counselor, LMHC, MHP
Verified Verified
Shoreline, WA 98155
Couple counseling will be in office appointments. I will be using the Gottman Method in my counselling of couples. The first session will be 60 minutes to 80 minutes and the charge is $200.00. Then schedule two individual sessions at a cost of $160. for each session. The last session of $200. for a couple that lasts up to 80 minutes. I will give my recommendation as to what skills to learn and employ in your relationship and schedule further sessions if requested.
Couple counseling will be in office appointments. I will be using the Gottman Method in my counselling of couples. The first session will be 60 minutes to 80 minutes and the charge is $200.00. Then schedule two individual sessions at a cost of $160. for each session. The last session of $200. for a couple that lasts up to 80 minutes. I will give my recommendation as to what skills to learn and employ in your relationship and schedule further sessions if requested.
(206) 800-7295 View (206) 800-7295
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Cheryl Carp
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Shoreline, WA 98155
If you are struggling with multiple complex issues and haven't been able to figure out where to start or which end is up, we can work together to figure out how it all connects and what you would like to address . I appreciate the interconnection between physical and mental health issues, relationship struggles and the complications of addictions and habits. At our initial appointment, I will take some basic history, learn more about your current situation and your goals and then introduce the Cognitive Behavior Therapy TEAM model that I utilize to structure treatment. Check out feelinggood.com for more information and resources.
If you are struggling with multiple complex issues and haven't been able to figure out where to start or which end is up, we can work together to figure out how it all connects and what you would like to address . I appreciate the interconnection between physical and mental health issues, relationship struggles and the complications of addictions and habits. At our initial appointment, I will take some basic history, learn more about your current situation and your goals and then introduce the Cognitive Behavior Therapy TEAM model that I utilize to structure treatment. Check out feelinggood.com for more information and resources.
(425) 640-7009 View (425) 640-7009
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Urmi S Saraiya
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Shoreline, WA 98155
Empowering Children/Adolescents and Their Families Our Children watch us live - what we do shouts louder than what we say!
Empowering Children/Adolescents and Their Families Our Children watch us live - what we do shouts louder than what we say!
(253) 214-9616 View (253) 214-9616
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Stillpoint Therapy Services
Counselor, LMHC, SUDP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98155
My therapy style blends the use of a compassionate and non-judgmental approach. I see clients who have a history of trauma, substance use, anxiety, depression, grief, codependency, and perfectionism issues. I help clients achieve freedom from limiting beliefs, compulsions, and emotional distress. I create a sacred and safe space for you to share your story with me and to be vulnerable in your therapy. You deserve to learn the skills to manage symptoms of emotional distress and build a peaceful and rewarding life.
My therapy style blends the use of a compassionate and non-judgmental approach. I see clients who have a history of trauma, substance use, anxiety, depression, grief, codependency, and perfectionism issues. I help clients achieve freedom from limiting beliefs, compulsions, and emotional distress. I create a sacred and safe space for you to share your story with me and to be vulnerable in your therapy. You deserve to learn the skills to manage symptoms of emotional distress and build a peaceful and rewarding life.
(206) 743-9992 View (206) 743-9992
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Barbara Garvin Counseling PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98155  (Online Only)
As a Marriage and Family Therapist my approach is systemic and strength-based. I believe in human connection as the most important factor to our own happiness and the health of families and communities. In my work with clients we strive to identify the unique strengths and abilities that will help them cope with life's challenges and build stronger relationships.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist my approach is systemic and strength-based. I believe in human connection as the most important factor to our own happiness and the health of families and communities. In my work with clients we strive to identify the unique strengths and abilities that will help them cope with life's challenges and build stronger relationships.
(425) 598-0705 View (425) 598-0705
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Lea Fairbanks
Counselor, LMHC, CCGS, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98155
In person sessions now available on Tuesdays in Bothell Office. Life can be messy, painful and complex. Therapy emerges as a sacred space in which we can navigate the intricate layers of life, fostering reconnection and a deeper self-understanding. Embracing a psychodynamic approach, my commitment is to accompany you on a transformative journey of self-exploration. Together, we will encourage a curious exploration of your identity and shedding light on patterns that may no longer serve you. My specialization are working with clients who are grappling with trauma, perfectionism, grief, anxiety, depression and addiction.
In person sessions now available on Tuesdays in Bothell Office. Life can be messy, painful and complex. Therapy emerges as a sacred space in which we can navigate the intricate layers of life, fostering reconnection and a deeper self-understanding. Embracing a psychodynamic approach, my commitment is to accompany you on a transformative journey of self-exploration. Together, we will encourage a curious exploration of your identity and shedding light on patterns that may no longer serve you. My specialization are working with clients who are grappling with trauma, perfectionism, grief, anxiety, depression and addiction.
(425) 441-3401 View (425) 441-3401
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Max H Hines
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Shoreline, WA 98155  (Online Only)
I am a licensed psychologist and EMDR Certified Therapist and Consultant. I approach my work with compassion, seeking to connect with you, understand you and what has you coming for therapy, then structuring the therapy and implementing the EMDR protocol to get you from where you are to where you want to be. I make effort to listen deeply and bring warmth, collaboration, playfulness, an engaging style and specialized skills to our work together. While many therapeutic approaches focus on understanding and managing symptoms, with EMDR we have the potential to fully resolve the issues which lead to your symptoms.
I am a licensed psychologist and EMDR Certified Therapist and Consultant. I approach my work with compassion, seeking to connect with you, understand you and what has you coming for therapy, then structuring the therapy and implementing the EMDR protocol to get you from where you are to where you want to be. I make effort to listen deeply and bring warmth, collaboration, playfulness, an engaging style and specialized skills to our work together. While many therapeutic approaches focus on understanding and managing symptoms, with EMDR we have the potential to fully resolve the issues which lead to your symptoms.
(206) 887-9457 View (206) 887-9457
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Brenda Gil Lopez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155  (Online Only)
I am available to collaborate if you experience symptoms of trauma, depression, or relationship dissatisfaction. I am a sex therapist and support adults with sexual trauma, sexual shame, sexual pain, difficulty with orgasm, concerns with erection and ejaculation, and kink support. I also work with partnered folx to improve relationship dynamics and can address sexual concerns like desire discrepancy and communication challenges. I am especially passionate about collaborating with BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ folks.
I am available to collaborate if you experience symptoms of trauma, depression, or relationship dissatisfaction. I am a sex therapist and support adults with sexual trauma, sexual shame, sexual pain, difficulty with orgasm, concerns with erection and ejaculation, and kink support. I also work with partnered folx to improve relationship dynamics and can address sexual concerns like desire discrepancy and communication challenges. I am especially passionate about collaborating with BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ folks.
(425) 399-5518 View (425) 399-5518
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River Enselman
Counselor, LMHCA, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98155
Waitlist for new clients
There are many things in this world that can complicate life and it can be challenging to navigate it. Societal pressures place unrealistic standards and oppressive systems create barriers. This takes a toll on our bodies and minds. It makes us feel as though we will never be enough. Everyone deserves to have connection, love, and to live authentically as themselves. That includes yourself. My goal is to create a safe space for us to explore your authentic self together. I provide a person-centered, anti-oppressive, harm-reduction therapeutic approach. This allows us find ways to work with your body and mind instead of against it.
There are many things in this world that can complicate life and it can be challenging to navigate it. Societal pressures place unrealistic standards and oppressive systems create barriers. This takes a toll on our bodies and minds. It makes us feel as though we will never be enough. Everyone deserves to have connection, love, and to live authentically as themselves. That includes yourself. My goal is to create a safe space for us to explore your authentic self together. I provide a person-centered, anti-oppressive, harm-reduction therapeutic approach. This allows us find ways to work with your body and mind instead of against it.
(425) 517-1677 View (425) 517-1677
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Nicole Ruttenberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98155
I view therapy as a collaborative relationship. By providing a respectful, judgment-free atmosphere, I hope you will feel comfortable sharing the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are concerning to you. Through this cooperative and supportive process, my goal is that you will better understand and have compassion for yourself. It is my privilege to work with couples, individuals, families and clients in nontraditional relationships to help navigate life's challenges. I believe in a holistic approach to therapy and I use a variety of techniques from biological, psychosocial, sexual and spiritual perspectives.
I view therapy as a collaborative relationship. By providing a respectful, judgment-free atmosphere, I hope you will feel comfortable sharing the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are concerning to you. Through this cooperative and supportive process, my goal is that you will better understand and have compassion for yourself. It is my privilege to work with couples, individuals, families and clients in nontraditional relationships to help navigate life's challenges. I believe in a holistic approach to therapy and I use a variety of techniques from biological, psychosocial, sexual and spiritual perspectives.
(206) 429-6596 View (206) 429-6596
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Empowering Youth Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with teens and young adults as they navigate becoming independent people. Adolescents is a time of personal growth and learning that is both scary and exciting. My approach is one of strength-based, working with teens to identify their goals and overcoming social and emotional challenges. Anxiety and depression are common challenges that impact teens today and my goal is to help people identify their own skills to manage and live the life they envision for themself.
I enjoy working with teens and young adults as they navigate becoming independent people. Adolescents is a time of personal growth and learning that is both scary and exciting. My approach is one of strength-based, working with teens to identify their goals and overcoming social and emotional challenges. Anxiety and depression are common challenges that impact teens today and my goal is to help people identify their own skills to manage and live the life they envision for themself.
(206) 339-7459 View (206) 339-7459
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Myra Flor Arpin
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98155  (Online Only)
My hope for my clients is that you leave our sessions feeling seen and heard. Perhaps we work together to better understand why you do/say the things you do. We can lean into your strengths or unlearn some unhelpful thoughts and behavior. We can problem solve together on how to approach someone about a tough topic like coming out or setting boundaries. Ultimately, I want to help you meet your own goals in therapy.
My hope for my clients is that you leave our sessions feeling seen and heard. Perhaps we work together to better understand why you do/say the things you do. We can lean into your strengths or unlearn some unhelpful thoughts and behavior. We can problem solve together on how to approach someone about a tough topic like coming out or setting boundaries. Ultimately, I want to help you meet your own goals in therapy.
(206) 350-8230 View (206) 350-8230
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Cebell Berry
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98155  (Online Only)
Do you see your life as overwhelming, feel more anxious than calm, or feel disconnected and depressed? I enjoy working with individuals and couples struggling with old or current trauma, difficulty managing life transitions, and relationship problems. I am a goal-centered, compassionate, strength-based therapist who will help you explore all areas of your life in search of lasting change. LGBTQ+, poly and kink friendly.
Do you see your life as overwhelming, feel more anxious than calm, or feel disconnected and depressed? I enjoy working with individuals and couples struggling with old or current trauma, difficulty managing life transitions, and relationship problems. I am a goal-centered, compassionate, strength-based therapist who will help you explore all areas of your life in search of lasting change. LGBTQ+, poly and kink friendly.
(206) 900-9035 View (206) 900-9035
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Tania Adams | Wild Fern Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98155  (Online Only)
Accepting Couples and Individuals at this time - Are you struggling with boundaries, expectations that are self-imposed, exhaustion and feeling "not enough"? If you are having difficulty navigating your relationships, parenting, life transitions - there is a way for you to orient back to yourself so you can make decisions from a place of clarity and find more connection and meaning in your life. Whether you're trying to connect better within or with others - It’s hard to remember who you are in when you are burning from both ends of the candle. Contact me to further your connection with your body, with others & relationships.
Accepting Couples and Individuals at this time - Are you struggling with boundaries, expectations that are self-imposed, exhaustion and feeling "not enough"? If you are having difficulty navigating your relationships, parenting, life transitions - there is a way for you to orient back to yourself so you can make decisions from a place of clarity and find more connection and meaning in your life. Whether you're trying to connect better within or with others - It’s hard to remember who you are in when you are burning from both ends of the candle. Contact me to further your connection with your body, with others & relationships.
(206) 589-1353 View (206) 589-1353
Photo of Heather Elise Murphy, Psychologist in 98155, WA
Heather Elise Murphy
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98155  (Online Only)
I am a licensed psychologist who works with adolescents, young adults, and families. I help those struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, perfectionism, and interpersonal difficulties. I particularly focus on working with individuals struggling with self-harming and suicidal behaviors. I also provide supportive and affirmative therapy to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender clients. I am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and am a co-author on a best-selling book, DBT Skills in Schools, that incorporates DBT skills into classroom curriculum. I have a background as a school psychologist and work with students regarding behavioral difficulties, academic underachievement, and much more.
I am a licensed psychologist who works with adolescents, young adults, and families. I help those struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, perfectionism, and interpersonal difficulties. I particularly focus on working with individuals struggling with self-harming and suicidal behaviors. I also provide supportive and affirmative therapy to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender clients. I am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and am a co-author on a best-selling book, DBT Skills in Schools, that incorporates DBT skills into classroom curriculum. I have a background as a school psychologist and work with students regarding behavioral difficulties, academic underachievement, and much more.
(206) 535-1541 View (206) 535-1541
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Opening Heart Therapy
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98155  (Online Only)
Welcome to Opening Heart Therapy, a place of solace and healing for those experiencing grief, loss, and heartbreak. We know the deep pain that comes with loss, the overwhelming sense of isolation it often brings, and the uncertainty of how to move forward. Our aim is to offer you a safe space to explore and express your emotions, to be heard and understood without judgment.
Welcome to Opening Heart Therapy, a place of solace and healing for those experiencing grief, loss, and heartbreak. We know the deep pain that comes with loss, the overwhelming sense of isolation it often brings, and the uncertainty of how to move forward. Our aim is to offer you a safe space to explore and express your emotions, to be heard and understood without judgment.
(425) 970-8483 View (425) 970-8483
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Leslie Orr
Counselor, MA, LMHC, SUDPT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98155  (Online Only)
Many of us struggle with stress, depression, anxiety, self-criticism, anger, or just feel a sense of emptiness at some point in our lives. Therapy can be the beginning of healing, healthy coping, and filling that void with new meaning. We all deserve to have someone in our corner and a safe space to explore and express ourselves without judgment. Maybe you have found that some of your coping skills aren’t working anymore. We can work to together to find creative solutions.
Many of us struggle with stress, depression, anxiety, self-criticism, anger, or just feel a sense of emptiness at some point in our lives. Therapy can be the beginning of healing, healthy coping, and filling that void with new meaning. We all deserve to have someone in our corner and a safe space to explore and express ourselves without judgment. Maybe you have found that some of your coping skills aren’t working anymore. We can work to together to find creative solutions.
(425) 385-0419 View (425) 385-0419
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Rachel Kathleen Ramondetta
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA, MHP
Verified Verified
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155  (Online Only)
I am passionate about supporting individuals, couples, and families as they navigate life's challenges and transitions. My practice focuses on helping clients develop effective coping strategies to overcome challenges related to anxiety, depression, relationships, and family dynamics. As an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, my primary areas of focus include: distress related to attachment, identity, and adjustment issues, as well as communication difficulties, relationship concerns, healing from traumatic experiences, and family dynamics.
I am passionate about supporting individuals, couples, and families as they navigate life's challenges and transitions. My practice focuses on helping clients develop effective coping strategies to overcome challenges related to anxiety, depression, relationships, and family dynamics. As an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, my primary areas of focus include: distress related to attachment, identity, and adjustment issues, as well as communication difficulties, relationship concerns, healing from traumatic experiences, and family dynamics.
(206) 207-6622 View (206) 207-6622
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Quynh Dinh
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98155  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping individuals gain insight into the way they perceive and interact with their world. My hope is that through this self-awareness, my clients feel more empowered to face the challenging demands of their lives. As a first generation Asian-American, I can relate to the challenges that many clients face when having to navigate a new set of rules and culture. My passion includes helping clients define their identities, cope with physical, emotional and psychological changes, and adjust to the demands of peers, school, and society.
I am passionate about helping individuals gain insight into the way they perceive and interact with their world. My hope is that through this self-awareness, my clients feel more empowered to face the challenging demands of their lives. As a first generation Asian-American, I can relate to the challenges that many clients face when having to navigate a new set of rules and culture. My passion includes helping clients define their identities, cope with physical, emotional and psychological changes, and adjust to the demands of peers, school, and society.
(206) 258-7562 View (206) 258-7562
Photo of Cory D. Secrist, PhD, Psychologist in 98155, WA
Cory D. Secrist, PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98155  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who works with adults and adolescents. I specialize in helping those with issues related to depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, and chronic pain. I support people struggling with relationship and communication difficulties, grief, pervasive worry, intrusive thoughts, and overwhelming feelings. I empower clients to gain the skills needed to reach their goals, understand and regulate their emotions, and improve mindfulness and acceptance through a nonjudgmental and collaborative approach. I also provide supportive and affirmative therapy to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender clients. I am available to assist transgender clients in attaining transitioning services.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who works with adults and adolescents. I specialize in helping those with issues related to depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, and chronic pain. I support people struggling with relationship and communication difficulties, grief, pervasive worry, intrusive thoughts, and overwhelming feelings. I empower clients to gain the skills needed to reach their goals, understand and regulate their emotions, and improve mindfulness and acceptance through a nonjudgmental and collaborative approach. I also provide supportive and affirmative therapy to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender clients. I am available to assist transgender clients in attaining transitioning services.
(206) 717-8321 View (206) 717-8321

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 98155

100+

Average cost per session

$152

Therapists in 98155 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
75% Grief
75% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Premera
64% Regence
63% First Choice Health | FCH

How Therapists in 98155 see their clients

54% In Person and Online
46% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 98155?

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.