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Keri McLerran
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98332  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging and stressful. Therapy is a place where you safely address and process through your internal responses to life’s obstacles. If you feel out of touch with your authentic self, problems can seem insurmountable. I work with individuals to explore and develop insight around your own thought patterns and responses to life events. We work together to overcome those things that are stopping you from having a full life and bring you into alignment with your authentic self.
Life can be challenging and stressful. Therapy is a place where you safely address and process through your internal responses to life’s obstacles. If you feel out of touch with your authentic self, problems can seem insurmountable. I work with individuals to explore and develop insight around your own thought patterns and responses to life events. We work together to overcome those things that are stopping you from having a full life and bring you into alignment with your authentic self.
(253) 352-2925 View (253) 352-2925
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Nathan P. Lee Counseling, PLLC
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98332  (Online Only)
As we adapt to the ‘new normal,’ many of us are experiencing increased feelings of anxiety, grief, and loneliness. You're not alone if the details of recent events (e.g., climate change, COVID, and socio-political unrest) have you feeling lost and overwhelmed. You're also not alone if it's more challenging to invest energy towards your self care and personal growth - or if it has become more difficult to focus and complete tasks at school and/or work as a result. Restoring a sense of balance in your life and reconnecting with your best self is within reach - and you'll soon learn to navigate our 'new normal' with a renewed purpose.
As we adapt to the ‘new normal,’ many of us are experiencing increased feelings of anxiety, grief, and loneliness. You're not alone if the details of recent events (e.g., climate change, COVID, and socio-political unrest) have you feeling lost and overwhelmed. You're also not alone if it's more challenging to invest energy towards your self care and personal growth - or if it has become more difficult to focus and complete tasks at school and/or work as a result. Restoring a sense of balance in your life and reconnecting with your best self is within reach - and you'll soon learn to navigate our 'new normal' with a renewed purpose.
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Jane Marie Ryan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
I am an AASECT certified sex therapist and an intimate relationship therapist. I believe that when we heal our intimate relationships, including the one we have with ourselves, we heal the collective and contribute to the greater good. I focus on addressing a variety of intimacy and sexual challenges faced by humans of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, abilities, gender identities, and relationship structures. I work with individuals and those partnering within monogamous and ethically non-monogamous relationships. If you want to cultivate more pleasure and learn how to claim and honor your desires, please call me today.
I am an AASECT certified sex therapist and an intimate relationship therapist. I believe that when we heal our intimate relationships, including the one we have with ourselves, we heal the collective and contribute to the greater good. I focus on addressing a variety of intimacy and sexual challenges faced by humans of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, abilities, gender identities, and relationship structures. I work with individuals and those partnering within monogamous and ethically non-monogamous relationships. If you want to cultivate more pleasure and learn how to claim and honor your desires, please call me today.
(253) 205-0704 View (253) 205-0704
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Jennifer Davies
Counselor, LMHCA, EMDR, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
Healing often begins in the presence of another who can bear witness to the hurt and heartache endured. No one should have to walk the road of depression, anxiety, and trauma alone. I work collaboratively with clients to provide therapeutic services that best meet client's goals. I work primarily with adults dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges.​ As a licensed mental health counselor associate (LMHCA), I provide a safe and confidential environment of unconditional acceptance for every client.
Healing often begins in the presence of another who can bear witness to the hurt and heartache endured. No one should have to walk the road of depression, anxiety, and trauma alone. I work collaboratively with clients to provide therapeutic services that best meet client's goals. I work primarily with adults dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges.​ As a licensed mental health counselor associate (LMHCA), I provide a safe and confidential environment of unconditional acceptance for every client.
(253) 352-3022 View (253) 352-3022
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Amy Page
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98332  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you not sleeping? Do you eat to much or has food lost it's appeal? Are you losing your temper with others or yourself? Is anxiety out of control? Having someone to work through everyday challenges is so helpful. Stresses due to life changes such as divorce/ separation, dating relationships, work stress, parenting, or just hard days making life challenging.
Are you not sleeping? Do you eat to much or has food lost it's appeal? Are you losing your temper with others or yourself? Is anxiety out of control? Having someone to work through everyday challenges is so helpful. Stresses due to life changes such as divorce/ separation, dating relationships, work stress, parenting, or just hard days making life challenging.
(253) 553-3631 View (253) 553-3631
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Lauren Spencer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Gig Harbor, WA 98332  (Online Only)
Are you the person everyone depends on to have it together? The friend they call when they need support, the manager they trust to complete the important projects, the daughter they lean on the most. You’re kind, empathetic, and extremely capable, yet somehow these traits are used against you. You’re constantly thinking of you’re to-do list, but there’s never enough time. You pride yourself on giving 100% but it's impossible to do anymore. And you wish you had someone YOU could lean on. I support women as they learn to prioritize themselves, build their self-confidence, and start living lives that actually fill them with joy.
Are you the person everyone depends on to have it together? The friend they call when they need support, the manager they trust to complete the important projects, the daughter they lean on the most. You’re kind, empathetic, and extremely capable, yet somehow these traits are used against you. You’re constantly thinking of you’re to-do list, but there’s never enough time. You pride yourself on giving 100% but it's impossible to do anymore. And you wish you had someone YOU could lean on. I support women as they learn to prioritize themselves, build their self-confidence, and start living lives that actually fill them with joy.
(253) 352-2697 View (253) 352-2697
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Casi Woods
Counselor, MEd, MS, LMHC, RPT
Verified Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
Hi, I'm Casi. As a mental health counselor and Registered Play Therapist with a background in teaching, I bring extensive experience and advanced training in child development, mental health, and social-emotional learning to each session. Creating a nurturing space for children and teens is at the heart of what I do. Whether it's understanding complex emotions, navigating the maze of social dynamics, managing the swirl of anxiety, or finding a way through ADHD challenges, I offer techniques and tools tailored especially for young minds. For parents of child clients, our journey includes insights, guidance, and unwavering support.
Hi, I'm Casi. As a mental health counselor and Registered Play Therapist with a background in teaching, I bring extensive experience and advanced training in child development, mental health, and social-emotional learning to each session. Creating a nurturing space for children and teens is at the heart of what I do. Whether it's understanding complex emotions, navigating the maze of social dynamics, managing the swirl of anxiety, or finding a way through ADHD challenges, I offer techniques and tools tailored especially for young minds. For parents of child clients, our journey includes insights, guidance, and unwavering support.
(206) 260-0970 View (206) 260-0970
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Lauren Ruocco
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98332  (Online Only)
I work with adults, teens and children through a solution focused lens to help them on their life journey. I believe that across time we continually grow and change and that sometimes along the way it can help to have some guidance and support.
I work with adults, teens and children through a solution focused lens to help them on their life journey. I believe that across time we continually grow and change and that sometimes along the way it can help to have some guidance and support.
(253) 262-0337 View (253) 262-0337
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Ann Silvers
Counselor, MA, LMHC, RH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
Everyone can use a little help sometimes. Whether it's working through a personal or relationship problem, crisis, decision, transition, or loss; changing a habit; overcoming anxiety or roadblocks to success; or learning how to make a good relationship better & increase the likelihood it will be long & happy; I'm here to help. Clients describe me as: "easy to connect with," "resourceful," "energetic," "patient," "pragmatic: concerned with practical results," "logical: can go from the big picture to the application," "skill-building: gives you tools you can use today," as well as "has a great sense of humor."
Everyone can use a little help sometimes. Whether it's working through a personal or relationship problem, crisis, decision, transition, or loss; changing a habit; overcoming anxiety or roadblocks to success; or learning how to make a good relationship better & increase the likelihood it will be long & happy; I'm here to help. Clients describe me as: "easy to connect with," "resourceful," "energetic," "patient," "pragmatic: concerned with practical results," "logical: can go from the big picture to the application," "skill-building: gives you tools you can use today," as well as "has a great sense of humor."
(253) 200-9893 View (253) 200-9893
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Nathalie Harris-Eckel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Gig Harbor, WA 98332  (Online Only)
At one time or another, we all find ourselves stuck and struggling to move ahead. We have learned to cope and move through our lives using tools and coping mechanisms that have worked in some ways, but have not allowed us to feel grounded, comfortable, or fully happy with our lives as we progress through them. My job is to work collaboratively with you to create safety and trust through which we can help you develop skills and gain insights, allowing you to reclaim happiness and comfort in your life. I am most passionate about supporting people dealing with Anxiety, Grief, and Life Transition issues.
At one time or another, we all find ourselves stuck and struggling to move ahead. We have learned to cope and move through our lives using tools and coping mechanisms that have worked in some ways, but have not allowed us to feel grounded, comfortable, or fully happy with our lives as we progress through them. My job is to work collaboratively with you to create safety and trust through which we can help you develop skills and gain insights, allowing you to reclaim happiness and comfort in your life. I am most passionate about supporting people dealing with Anxiety, Grief, and Life Transition issues.
(253) 478-8279 View (253) 478-8279
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Alison Draisin
Counselor, PsyD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98332  (Online Only)
** I am ONLY accepting new patients seeking cannabis or psychedelic psychotherapy.** I do have supervisees (MA level and LMHCA) that work under me with availability for talk therapy. I work with clients of all ages who are open minded and looking to explore alternative modalities of treatment for depression, anxiety, or trauma. I work in an integrative medical clinic where there is collaboration with medical (palliative care) doctors, naturopathic doctors, and psychiatric nurse practitioners. Our clinic offers advanced cutting edge integrative medical care.
** I am ONLY accepting new patients seeking cannabis or psychedelic psychotherapy.** I do have supervisees (MA level and LMHCA) that work under me with availability for talk therapy. I work with clients of all ages who are open minded and looking to explore alternative modalities of treatment for depression, anxiety, or trauma. I work in an integrative medical clinic where there is collaboration with medical (palliative care) doctors, naturopathic doctors, and psychiatric nurse practitioners. Our clinic offers advanced cutting edge integrative medical care.
(206) 420-1321 View (206) 420-1321
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Christine Thurston
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98332  (Online Only)
All people experience problems and at times we all need someone that we can trust to assist us with those challenges. As a therapist, my approach is accepting, empathetic, and flexible, and I strive to form a relationship with my clients that is built on trust and respect. I believe in working collaboratively with my clients, together identifying the growth and change that they desire for their lives. I work to help my clients uncover their internal resources and strengths and expand their understanding of their experiences in order to empower them to make the changes that they desire.
All people experience problems and at times we all need someone that we can trust to assist us with those challenges. As a therapist, my approach is accepting, empathetic, and flexible, and I strive to form a relationship with my clients that is built on trust and respect. I believe in working collaboratively with my clients, together identifying the growth and change that they desire for their lives. I work to help my clients uncover their internal resources and strengths and expand their understanding of their experiences in order to empower them to make the changes that they desire.
(360) 443-5452 View (360) 443-5452
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Suzanne Dircks
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
Are you at your wit's end trying to communicate with your ex. Are your kids constantly exposed to conflict between the two of you. Co-parenting after divorce can be difficult. Separating personal issues from parenting issues is a skill that parents find challenging. Co-parenting counseling is an opportunity to discuss problematic issues in a non-threatening environment with help from someone experienced in facilitating communication with divorce issues. You can learn to focus on parenting concerns without the intrusion of past relationship problems. Parents find that it is possible to resolve tough issues without court intervention.
Are you at your wit's end trying to communicate with your ex. Are your kids constantly exposed to conflict between the two of you. Co-parenting after divorce can be difficult. Separating personal issues from parenting issues is a skill that parents find challenging. Co-parenting counseling is an opportunity to discuss problematic issues in a non-threatening environment with help from someone experienced in facilitating communication with divorce issues. You can learn to focus on parenting concerns without the intrusion of past relationship problems. Parents find that it is possible to resolve tough issues without court intervention.
(253) 201-7910 View (253) 201-7910
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Dr. Bre | Evolution Engineered, Inc.
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gig Harbor, WA 98332  (Online Only)
Wanna be your own #RelationshipGoals! I help folx evolve beyond the same old arguments, into an honest partnership that nourishes each of you individually + together! My approach is all about identifying the individual skills each of you need to co-create a loving partnership -- without trauma bonds or codependency. I work with all backgrounds + orientations + expressions that know how to Love in all different ways! We do the work that is right for YOUR partnership—not anyone else's. You'll also discover if it's time to release your relationship. AND if it is time... I'll help you do so in the most Loving way!
Wanna be your own #RelationshipGoals! I help folx evolve beyond the same old arguments, into an honest partnership that nourishes each of you individually + together! My approach is all about identifying the individual skills each of you need to co-create a loving partnership -- without trauma bonds or codependency. I work with all backgrounds + orientations + expressions that know how to Love in all different ways! We do the work that is right for YOUR partnership—not anyone else's. You'll also discover if it's time to release your relationship. AND if it is time... I'll help you do so in the most Loving way!
(360) 788-3035 View (360) 788-3035
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Teresa Michelle Eltrich
Counselor, MS, LMHC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
Focusing on Perinatal Mental Health encompasses all aspects of the journey to motherhood. I find that working with new moms struggling with the transition, anxiety and depression, women working to overcome infertility and the frustration of trying to conceive, and the moms that have experienced heartbreak of loss is where my heart is. The struggles during all of these journeys can be exhausting. Whether it is sleepless nights with a newborn, anxiety and worry keeping you up at night, or the wish that you were being kept up at night because you are struggling with becoming pregnant or have had a pregnancy loss-you have a place here.
Focusing on Perinatal Mental Health encompasses all aspects of the journey to motherhood. I find that working with new moms struggling with the transition, anxiety and depression, women working to overcome infertility and the frustration of trying to conceive, and the moms that have experienced heartbreak of loss is where my heart is. The struggles during all of these journeys can be exhausting. Whether it is sleepless nights with a newborn, anxiety and worry keeping you up at night, or the wish that you were being kept up at night because you are struggling with becoming pregnant or have had a pregnancy loss-you have a place here.
(727) 295-2058 x5 View (727) 295-2058 x5
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Annie Laweryson
Psychologist, PhD, MS, CN
Verified Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
I work with folks who are struggling to feel well either emotionally or physically. In addition to a Ph.D., in clinical-psychology I also hold a MS in nutrition and when relevant, I weave this knowledge into my work. While I treat many kinds of issues, I have a special focus in helping people with eating issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship stress. I work to peel back the layers and get to the root of the problem so you can heal and move forward in your life.
I work with folks who are struggling to feel well either emotionally or physically. In addition to a Ph.D., in clinical-psychology I also hold a MS in nutrition and when relevant, I weave this knowledge into my work. While I treat many kinds of issues, I have a special focus in helping people with eating issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship stress. I work to peel back the layers and get to the root of the problem so you can heal and move forward in your life.
(253) 528-3242 View (253) 528-3242
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Leanne M Perez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
Are you looking for someone who can help you understand the challenges you are facing in your life? Do you want someone who truly listens to you? Artistic Affirmations Counseling offers a unique combination of looking at family relations and implementing creative modalities to help you reach self enlightenment. I have worked extensively with children, adolescents, adults, families and the LGBTQ community. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with professional training in art therapy. I combine many theoretical approaches to fit your needs to maximize your journey towards a greater insight into your own well-being.
Are you looking for someone who can help you understand the challenges you are facing in your life? Do you want someone who truly listens to you? Artistic Affirmations Counseling offers a unique combination of looking at family relations and implementing creative modalities to help you reach self enlightenment. I have worked extensively with children, adolescents, adults, families and the LGBTQ community. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with professional training in art therapy. I combine many theoretical approaches to fit your needs to maximize your journey towards a greater insight into your own well-being.
(253) 218-4848 View (253) 218-4848
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Dr. Colleen Rustad
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Gig Harbor, WA 98332  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I will work collaboratively with you in therapy so you can work through any challenges you may be facing and achieve your goals. Whether you are experiencing a new problem, or have been struggling with something for a while, together we will work to find your inner strengths, overcome past or present challenges, and improve the quality of your life. I am a warm and compassionate therapist who provides a safe, caring, and non-judgmental environment. My goal is for you to feel more hopeful and confident, and to live the life you desire.
I will work collaboratively with you in therapy so you can work through any challenges you may be facing and achieve your goals. Whether you are experiencing a new problem, or have been struggling with something for a while, together we will work to find your inner strengths, overcome past or present challenges, and improve the quality of your life. I am a warm and compassionate therapist who provides a safe, caring, and non-judgmental environment. My goal is for you to feel more hopeful and confident, and to live the life you desire.
(253) 201-2154 View (253) 201-2154
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Eric E. Dooley
Psychologist, MDiv, PsyD, CSAT
Verified Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
We all make mistakes. We sometimes get caught in a pattern of mistakes that we can't break. I offer compassionate support, respect, warmth, and a safe place to talk about difficult private issues. I have a positive and hopeful view of life. I am interested in working with people who find themselves at a challenging point in their life and are looking for someone they trust to help them move forward. It is a great sign of strength to reach out to a helping professional, and I look forward to working in collaboration with you!
We all make mistakes. We sometimes get caught in a pattern of mistakes that we can't break. I offer compassionate support, respect, warmth, and a safe place to talk about difficult private issues. I have a positive and hopeful view of life. I am interested in working with people who find themselves at a challenging point in their life and are looking for someone they trust to help them move forward. It is a great sign of strength to reach out to a helping professional, and I look forward to working in collaboration with you!
(253) 259-2327 View (253) 259-2327
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Sandra Brannon Counseling PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98332  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life can be confusing, even overwhelming at times, and it takes courage to ask for help. I provide a safe, supportive place for you to express where you are on your journey and to explore what you truly want for your life. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families who are motivated to find new ways of coping and relating.
Life can be confusing, even overwhelming at times, and it takes courage to ask for help. I provide a safe, supportive place for you to express where you are on your journey and to explore what you truly want for your life. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families who are motivated to find new ways of coping and relating.
(253) 205-0529 View (253) 205-0529

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 98332

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 98332 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
80% Depression
80% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
78% Stress
71% Grief
71% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Premera
58% Regence
53% First Choice Health | FCH

How Therapists in 98332 see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

93% Female
5% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 98332?

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.