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David Bradshaw
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Blaine, WA 98230  (Online Only)
I'm David Bradshaw, I am from Washington State, and I currently live in Birch Bay WA. I was born in 1990, I'm an avid reader, I also enjoy Chess, Meditation, Backpacking, Hunting, and Boxing. I'm a bit of a nerd as well, and I build my own desktop computers. I would say the Pasayten Wilderness Area is one of my happy places. I practice Adlerian Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I work with clients aged 12 and up, including adults and couples. I am also a Clinical Supervisor and can train new counselors helping them earn hours toward their licensure.
I'm David Bradshaw, I am from Washington State, and I currently live in Birch Bay WA. I was born in 1990, I'm an avid reader, I also enjoy Chess, Meditation, Backpacking, Hunting, and Boxing. I'm a bit of a nerd as well, and I build my own desktop computers. I would say the Pasayten Wilderness Area is one of my happy places. I practice Adlerian Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I work with clients aged 12 and up, including adults and couples. I am also a Clinical Supervisor and can train new counselors helping them earn hours toward their licensure.
(360) 227-5914 View (360) 227-5914
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Karen Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Blaine, WA 98230  (Online Only)
If you're seeking a supportive and compassionate space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and life's challenges, I invite you to reach out and discuss counseling services with me. Whether you're dealing with issues related to anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, or any other aspect of your emotional well-being, know that you don't have to face them alone. I'm here to listen, understand, and work collaboratively with you on your journey toward healing and personal growth. Your well-being is my priority, and together, we can explore the path towards a happier and more fulfilling life.
If you're seeking a supportive and compassionate space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and life's challenges, I invite you to reach out and discuss counseling services with me. Whether you're dealing with issues related to anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, or any other aspect of your emotional well-being, know that you don't have to face them alone. I'm here to listen, understand, and work collaboratively with you on your journey toward healing and personal growth. Your well-being is my priority, and together, we can explore the path towards a happier and more fulfilling life.
(360) 767-9321 View (360) 767-9321
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TouchStone Behavioral Health
Psychologist, MA, PsyD, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Blaine, WA 98230
Message from Clinical Director: Moments in our lives we can feel alone and hopeless with few places we can turn to. I believe everyone can benefit greatly from engaging in the therapeutic process. My intention is to provide a safe place for you to explore how you may cope better with the suffering as we journey through this life together and get you connected to a Behavioral Health Clinician at TouchStone who will be a good fit for you depending upon your presenting problem and research which best supports the treatment of your presenting problem. Dr. Erika Creydt, Clinical Director, Psychologist
Message from Clinical Director: Moments in our lives we can feel alone and hopeless with few places we can turn to. I believe everyone can benefit greatly from engaging in the therapeutic process. My intention is to provide a safe place for you to explore how you may cope better with the suffering as we journey through this life together and get you connected to a Behavioral Health Clinician at TouchStone who will be a good fit for you depending upon your presenting problem and research which best supports the treatment of your presenting problem. Dr. Erika Creydt, Clinical Director, Psychologist
(360) 634-4711 View (360) 634-4711
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Megan Stonelake
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, RPT™
Verified Verified
Blaine, WA 98230
Not accepting new clients
Hi there! I’m Megan, a fellow parent who knows how hard it can be. I’m also deeply committed to understanding what underlies the behavior in our children that hinders their growth into the resilient, confident, and kind adults they have the potential to be. I have 15 years of experience working with children and families in all sorts of capacities and settings. I know all too well how kids with challenging behaviors or high anxiety can slip through the cracks, get labeled “defiant,” or just start to internalize the belief that they’re a bad kid. The truth is there’s no such thing. Kids do well when they can – and so do parents!
Hi there! I’m Megan, a fellow parent who knows how hard it can be. I’m also deeply committed to understanding what underlies the behavior in our children that hinders their growth into the resilient, confident, and kind adults they have the potential to be. I have 15 years of experience working with children and families in all sorts of capacities and settings. I know all too well how kids with challenging behaviors or high anxiety can slip through the cracks, get labeled “defiant,” or just start to internalize the belief that they’re a bad kid. The truth is there’s no such thing. Kids do well when they can – and so do parents!
(360) 996-1706 View (360) 996-1706
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Kim Hoffman- The Center For Neurodiversity
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MHP, DMHS, LICSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blaine, WA 98230  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! My style is warm and affirming. You will be seen, heard and not judged. I use Insight, Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy amongst others because they put the power back into your hands where it belongs. I work with people across the lifespan to find acceptance and thrive. I support people in finding their voices both literally, via Assisted Technology and figuratively. The traits of Autism, ADHD and neurodivergence can be overwhelming and lead to depression and anxiety. Feeling misunderstood is sad and isolating. Learn to understand your unique neuro-biology and find strategies to achieve your goals.
Welcome! My style is warm and affirming. You will be seen, heard and not judged. I use Insight, Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy amongst others because they put the power back into your hands where it belongs. I work with people across the lifespan to find acceptance and thrive. I support people in finding their voices both literally, via Assisted Technology and figuratively. The traits of Autism, ADHD and neurodivergence can be overwhelming and lead to depression and anxiety. Feeling misunderstood is sad and isolating. Learn to understand your unique neuro-biology and find strategies to achieve your goals.
(425) 880-3821 View (425) 880-3821
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Susan E. Alexander
Psychologist, PhD, MS, MA
Verified Verified
Blaine, WA 98230  (Online Only)
The psychologist/client relationship is unlike any other. Choosing the right psychologist may well be the most important decision you ever make and, ideally, it should not be based on educational and experiential qualifications alone. While my credentials (Ph.D. Columbia University Clinical Psychology, M.S. Biology, M.S. Cinical Psychology, M.A. Philosophy) more than qualify me on paper for this work, it is my love of my work and the concern and respect that I feel for my clients that makes me successful. In an atmosphere of warmth and understanding, my clients and I problem solve together.
The psychologist/client relationship is unlike any other. Choosing the right psychologist may well be the most important decision you ever make and, ideally, it should not be based on educational and experiential qualifications alone. While my credentials (Ph.D. Columbia University Clinical Psychology, M.S. Biology, M.S. Cinical Psychology, M.A. Philosophy) more than qualify me on paper for this work, it is my love of my work and the concern and respect that I feel for my clients that makes me successful. In an atmosphere of warmth and understanding, my clients and I problem solve together.
(360) 861-5630 View (360) 861-5630
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Candace Lawson-Crossfield
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Blaine, WA 98230  (Online Only)
Often times in life, hardship and trauma force us to sever the connection to our authentic self in order to survive. This may show up in your life as anxiety or depression, difficulty in managing your emotions, or maybe it's just noticing that it's a little harder to make it through each day. Whatever needs may be seeking your attention, I am here to offer empathetic and compassionate support. My goal in working with clients is to help them discover ways they can leave survival mode behind and regain access to their intuition and authentic self.
Often times in life, hardship and trauma force us to sever the connection to our authentic self in order to survive. This may show up in your life as anxiety or depression, difficulty in managing your emotions, or maybe it's just noticing that it's a little harder to make it through each day. Whatever needs may be seeking your attention, I am here to offer empathetic and compassionate support. My goal in working with clients is to help them discover ways they can leave survival mode behind and regain access to their intuition and authentic self.
(360) 443-9101 View (360) 443-9101
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Teresa Lauer
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Blaine, WA 98230
I'm so glad you're here. I appreciate the courage it takes to seek help, especially when you're unsure where to start. By researching your next step, you've already shown you're ready for personal growth in some manner. It may be fuzzy at the moment, but the spark is there: Desperate to be free of the negative and thirsty for living a positive, happy life. I assure you, you have every right to believe that your life can become more harmonious and in balance. I offer an environment in which discovery is encouraged. What makes you happy? What do you find fulfilling, exciting, fun? Are there areas that you need to change?
I'm so glad you're here. I appreciate the courage it takes to seek help, especially when you're unsure where to start. By researching your next step, you've already shown you're ready for personal growth in some manner. It may be fuzzy at the moment, but the spark is there: Desperate to be free of the negative and thirsty for living a positive, happy life. I assure you, you have every right to believe that your life can become more harmonious and in balance. I offer an environment in which discovery is encouraged. What makes you happy? What do you find fulfilling, exciting, fun? Are there areas that you need to change?
(702) 903-1664 View (702) 903-1664
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Aimee Innes
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blaine, WA 98230  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
It's so frustrating to want change and feel stuck. I want you to know there IS a way to change the things you want to change. There is a way to find yourself, trust yourself and care for yourself. Therapy is an opportunity to heal painful wounds and discover why you face the same challenges over and over. No matter the presenting concern: anxiety, depression, loss, or any life transition (major or minor), therapy can be an intensely rewarding and life altering process.
It's so frustrating to want change and feel stuck. I want you to know there IS a way to change the things you want to change. There is a way to find yourself, trust yourself and care for yourself. Therapy is an opportunity to heal painful wounds and discover why you face the same challenges over and over. No matter the presenting concern: anxiety, depression, loss, or any life transition (major or minor), therapy can be an intensely rewarding and life altering process.
(360) 545-3958 View (360) 545-3958
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Leah Martinez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CFRC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Blaine, WA 98230
I have found my passion joining with people in their journey to overcome the impact of trauma and grief. I will work with you to develop self-acceptance, emotional regulation, and strengthen your internal resiliency and building healthier relationships. When we can connect to our bodies, get out of our head and lead from our heart, we can recover from the impact of past traumatic events and loss. I can help you re-establish trusting your own body, developing safety again. Together, we can create what you need to move out of the confusion, emptiness, and debilitating triggers. Click on my website link to schedule appointment.
I have found my passion joining with people in their journey to overcome the impact of trauma and grief. I will work with you to develop self-acceptance, emotional regulation, and strengthen your internal resiliency and building healthier relationships. When we can connect to our bodies, get out of our head and lead from our heart, we can recover from the impact of past traumatic events and loss. I can help you re-establish trusting your own body, developing safety again. Together, we can create what you need to move out of the confusion, emptiness, and debilitating triggers. Click on my website link to schedule appointment.
(360) 312-7169 View (360) 312-7169
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Kathleen Page
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, SUDP
Verified Verified
Blaine, WA 98230  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I believe that we are all experts in our own lives and have an innate ability to overcome adversity. But sometimes it's just too hard to do alone. My goal as a psychotherapist is to offer you tools to understand and claim your strengths, tap into your inner wisdom, and move towards a more fulfilling life. Most importantly, my approach is gentle and non-judgmental.
I believe that we are all experts in our own lives and have an innate ability to overcome adversity. But sometimes it's just too hard to do alone. My goal as a psychotherapist is to offer you tools to understand and claim your strengths, tap into your inner wisdom, and move towards a more fulfilling life. Most importantly, my approach is gentle and non-judgmental.
(360) 503-0816 View (360) 503-0816
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Mariana Nabila Evans
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blaine, WA 98230  (Online Only)
What do you want most out of life, your relationships, and the experience of being you? The key to healing is within you and in therapy I can support you in overcoming the obstacles that have gotten in the way.
What do you want most out of life, your relationships, and the experience of being you? The key to healing is within you and in therapy I can support you in overcoming the obstacles that have gotten in the way.
(360) 614-2264 View (360) 614-2264
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Christy Boex
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Blaine, WA 98230
Navigating the emotional and psychological landscape of pregnancy and postpartum is not meant to be done in isolation. I specialize in supporting birthing folks through the transition of pregnancy and postpartum, as well as the journey into parenthood. Additionally, I work with those motivated to explore identities (within and outside of pregnancy and parenthood) and assist clients in building clarity in this potent area of their lives. Along with therapy services I also provide clinical supervision to therapists working towards full licensure.
Navigating the emotional and psychological landscape of pregnancy and postpartum is not meant to be done in isolation. I specialize in supporting birthing folks through the transition of pregnancy and postpartum, as well as the journey into parenthood. Additionally, I work with those motivated to explore identities (within and outside of pregnancy and parenthood) and assist clients in building clarity in this potent area of their lives. Along with therapy services I also provide clinical supervision to therapists working towards full licensure.
(360) 961-8928 View (360) 961-8928
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Christine Robinson
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Blaine, WA 98230
Attention young women: Do you feel anxious? Do you feel like you’re working so hard to feel better and not getting anywhere? Do you wake up thinking, there has to be a better way? Do you feel frustrated that you keep struggling with the same things over and over? Do you want to live your life without fear and shame? Do you want to feel like your whole, true self? Are you ready to get to the bottom of your struggles, and make real changes? CLICK on my website to find out more about my story!
Attention young women: Do you feel anxious? Do you feel like you’re working so hard to feel better and not getting anywhere? Do you wake up thinking, there has to be a better way? Do you feel frustrated that you keep struggling with the same things over and over? Do you want to live your life without fear and shame? Do you want to feel like your whole, true self? Are you ready to get to the bottom of your struggles, and make real changes? CLICK on my website to find out more about my story!
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Dr. Sneha McClincey
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Blaine, WA 98230  (Online Only)
I am a licensed psychologist with over ten years of experience working collaboratively with individuals, couples and families as they've navigated challenging life passages. I've worked in numerous settings: an inpatient psychiatric unit, outpatient counseling center, hospice, integrated primary care, mobile therapy (patient homes & schools) as well as in transitional housing for those leaving domestic violence. These experiences have fostered a passion for the therapeutic process and that no person journey alone.
I am a licensed psychologist with over ten years of experience working collaboratively with individuals, couples and families as they've navigated challenging life passages. I've worked in numerous settings: an inpatient psychiatric unit, outpatient counseling center, hospice, integrated primary care, mobile therapy (patient homes & schools) as well as in transitional housing for those leaving domestic violence. These experiences have fostered a passion for the therapeutic process and that no person journey alone.
(833) 553-5981 View (833) 553-5981
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Parmis Brazil
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Blaine, WA 98230  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! Hello! People seek therapy for various reasons and sometimes, for some, it may even be a scary and uncomfortable step to take at first. I create a safe and supportive space for you to start your journey. My goal is to build a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients built on trust, respect, compassion, and transparency. I help teens, adults, and couples with stress, conflict, anxiety, depression, infidelity, betrayal, and or other life struggles and transitions that one may be facing.
Accepting New Clients! Hello! People seek therapy for various reasons and sometimes, for some, it may even be a scary and uncomfortable step to take at first. I create a safe and supportive space for you to start your journey. My goal is to build a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients built on trust, respect, compassion, and transparency. I help teens, adults, and couples with stress, conflict, anxiety, depression, infidelity, betrayal, and or other life struggles and transitions that one may be facing.
(206) 202-5315 View (206) 202-5315
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Nicholas J Evans
Counselor, AAC, SUDP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blaine, WA 98230
Did you know that a majority of Americans experience a mental health crisis at some point in their life? We all face challenges in life that set us back and sometimes those challenges can push us towards negative thought cycles that prolong our suffering. I specialize in a strengths-based, person-centered approach using cognitive behavioral therapy that helps my clients learn to challenge their own automatic thought patterns in a way that frees them to create the future they desire rather than be a slave to automatic thinking. I believe in a collaborative approach to therapy where we work together as a team.
Did you know that a majority of Americans experience a mental health crisis at some point in their life? We all face challenges in life that set us back and sometimes those challenges can push us towards negative thought cycles that prolong our suffering. I specialize in a strengths-based, person-centered approach using cognitive behavioral therapy that helps my clients learn to challenge their own automatic thought patterns in a way that frees them to create the future they desire rather than be a slave to automatic thinking. I believe in a collaborative approach to therapy where we work together as a team.
(360) 276-9673 View (360) 276-9673
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Margaret M. Shull
Counselor, LMHC, MS, MDiv
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Blaine, WA 98230
Not accepting new clients
The human experience presents opportunities, obstacles and constant change. Oftentimes, the challenges we face feel overwhelming and prevent us from seeing the possibility for growth, while the pace of living interferes with our ability to stay focused on the present moment where creative possibility abides. The distractions we all use to keep us from pain do not serve us anymore, but we are left wondering how to live without them. Navigating challenge and finding new possibility are sometimes difficult to accomplish on our own.
The human experience presents opportunities, obstacles and constant change. Oftentimes, the challenges we face feel overwhelming and prevent us from seeing the possibility for growth, while the pace of living interferes with our ability to stay focused on the present moment where creative possibility abides. The distractions we all use to keep us from pain do not serve us anymore, but we are left wondering how to live without them. Navigating challenge and finding new possibility are sometimes difficult to accomplish on our own.
(360) 226-7109 View (360) 226-7109
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Jamie M May
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Blaine, WA 98230
I believe that each of us has the capacity to become knowledgeable about what feels workable in day-to-day living and to uncover what personal values we would like to strive for in our life. I am drawn to working with folks who want to discover more about themselves (both strengths and areas of growth), their identity, their relationships, their role in the world, and how to lead a fulfilling, meaningful life. I value the opportunity to think together with clients about how therapy could be most helpful for them. I am well-suited to work with people who are looking for meaningful and measurable change in their life.
I believe that each of us has the capacity to become knowledgeable about what feels workable in day-to-day living and to uncover what personal values we would like to strive for in our life. I am drawn to working with folks who want to discover more about themselves (both strengths and areas of growth), their identity, their relationships, their role in the world, and how to lead a fulfilling, meaningful life. I value the opportunity to think together with clients about how therapy could be most helpful for them. I am well-suited to work with people who are looking for meaningful and measurable change in their life.
(360) 233-8285 View (360) 233-8285
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Vanessa Herzog
Counselor, LMHC, CAAP, BP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blaine, WA 98230
Through somatic therapy one can learn how the mind-body forms and interacts with experiences. It is from this place that a vast amount of untapped resources can be found and the innate wisdom of the body resides. Allow me to support you in connecting to this place within yourself and disentangling from your habits and barriers to live a fuller life. We will work together to analyze and change old patterns to form new habits. I am certified in animal-assisted therapy and trained in working with kink and non-monogamy. I am an approved supervisor for WA state LMHCAs and offer supervision around somatic therapy and ENM/Kink populations.
Through somatic therapy one can learn how the mind-body forms and interacts with experiences. It is from this place that a vast amount of untapped resources can be found and the innate wisdom of the body resides. Allow me to support you in connecting to this place within yourself and disentangling from your habits and barriers to live a fuller life. We will work together to analyze and change old patterns to form new habits. I am certified in animal-assisted therapy and trained in working with kink and non-monogamy. I am an approved supervisor for WA state LMHCAs and offer supervision around somatic therapy and ENM/Kink populations.
(720) 809-8196 View (720) 809-8196

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 98230

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 98230 who prioritize treating:

86% Depression
86% Anxiety
86% Grief
77% Self Esteem
73% Stress
68% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% Premera
93% Regence
79% Aetna

How Therapists in 98230 see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 98230?

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.