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Nathan Gordon Blackmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSWAA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98404  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My ideal client is someone who has experienced trauma, grief, or is going through a major life transition. I believe that therapy should be trauma informed and person centered. You're a good fit for me if you want help processing past events, navigating difficult relationships, or if your trauma is getting in the way of you living your life. If you need respect, empowerment, and connection from a therapist you're in the right place - I work for you, and I follow your lead - you're the expert in your life, after all. My clients typically want clarity, to heal, and to feel like they are living a life that they find meaning in.
My ideal client is someone who has experienced trauma, grief, or is going through a major life transition. I believe that therapy should be trauma informed and person centered. You're a good fit for me if you want help processing past events, navigating difficult relationships, or if your trauma is getting in the way of you living your life. If you need respect, empowerment, and connection from a therapist you're in the right place - I work for you, and I follow your lead - you're the expert in your life, after all. My clients typically want clarity, to heal, and to feel like they are living a life that they find meaning in.
(253) 258-0038 View (253) 258-0038
Photo of Jacob Morrow, LPC Intern in 98404, WA
Jacob Morrow
LPC Intern, LPC Int
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98404  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome. By taking the time to seek counseling, you are taking a big step toward wellness. I understand that finding the right fit in counseling is of vital importance to the healing you want to experience. My approach toward counseling is focused on the person sitting (virtually) in front of me. My aim in establishing a helpful counseling relationship is to build a space where my clients feel safe, heard, seen, respected, and cared for. I believe that effective counseling is a process in which my clients have the space and feel empowered to explore their life experiences safely.
Hello and welcome. By taking the time to seek counseling, you are taking a big step toward wellness. I understand that finding the right fit in counseling is of vital importance to the healing you want to experience. My approach toward counseling is focused on the person sitting (virtually) in front of me. My aim in establishing a helpful counseling relationship is to build a space where my clients feel safe, heard, seen, respected, and cared for. I believe that effective counseling is a process in which my clients have the space and feel empowered to explore their life experiences safely.
(253) 245-3550 View (253) 245-3550
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Leslyette Chevez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98404  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life is a journey filled with unexpected turns. Those unexpected turns might leave you unsettled and unsure of what would be the next road for you to take. As a practitioner, my goal is to empower clients reach their potential and wellbeing. I believe each person has inner strengths that once tapped into, is the driving force that helps them reach stability. As a Latina immigrant, I am bilingual in Spanish with more than 18 years of experience working with families and children from diverse cultural backgrounds facing a variety of issues.
Life is a journey filled with unexpected turns. Those unexpected turns might leave you unsettled and unsure of what would be the next road for you to take. As a practitioner, my goal is to empower clients reach their potential and wellbeing. I believe each person has inner strengths that once tapped into, is the driving force that helps them reach stability. As a Latina immigrant, I am bilingual in Spanish with more than 18 years of experience working with families and children from diverse cultural backgrounds facing a variety of issues.
(253) 243-3314 View (253) 243-3314
Photo of Sarah M Stanton, Counselor in 98404, WA
Sarah M Stanton
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, CMHS
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98404
Not accepting new clients
**I am currently not accepting new clients.** My focus is to align with each client to provide hope and healing through the use of skill building and personal strengths so that they may experience positive change, peace and true fulfillment. I use client-centered, strength-based and cognitive/ behavioral interventions and will work with each client to develop specific goals by breaking them down into short and long term goals with action steps. My ideal client is one who is motivated to seek change and is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve this. I feel comfortable working with young and old; male and female.
**I am currently not accepting new clients.** My focus is to align with each client to provide hope and healing through the use of skill building and personal strengths so that they may experience positive change, peace and true fulfillment. I use client-centered, strength-based and cognitive/ behavioral interventions and will work with each client to develop specific goals by breaking them down into short and long term goals with action steps. My ideal client is one who is motivated to seek change and is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve this. I feel comfortable working with young and old; male and female.
(253) 218-4479 View (253) 218-4479
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Patrick Swann
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98404  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients for individual therapy, only clinical supervision at this time
Not accepting new clients for individual therapy, only clinical supervision at this time
(253) 893-4702 View (253) 893-4702
Photo of Melissa Haney, Marriage & Family Therapist in 98404, WA
Melissa Haney
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98404  (Online Only)
Currently Accepting New Patients.......... Are you tired to being stuck thinking about the same problems and not being able to change them? Have you tried everything that you can think of to have a more satisfying and less stressful relationship with the people you care about? Are these problems having an impact on sleep, work, relationships with others, or living a full life? Many people find themselves mentally and emotionally stuck and have a difficult time finding a way out.
Currently Accepting New Patients.......... Are you tired to being stuck thinking about the same problems and not being able to change them? Have you tried everything that you can think of to have a more satisfying and less stressful relationship with the people you care about? Are these problems having an impact on sleep, work, relationships with others, or living a full life? Many people find themselves mentally and emotionally stuck and have a difficult time finding a way out.
(253) 400-5842 View (253) 400-5842
Photo of Sharon Lee, Marriage & Family Therapist in 98404, WA
Sharon Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CMHS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98404  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you've tried everything and you're ready for a change? If you've been feeling stressed, overwhelmed and exhausted lately, you've come to the right place. I use family systems techniques to enable you to access your strengths and achieve relief. Together we will create a plan to get your life back on track. Relationships are complicated and you deserve a specialist to help you navigate life's challenges.
Do you feel like you've tried everything and you're ready for a change? If you've been feeling stressed, overwhelmed and exhausted lately, you've come to the right place. I use family systems techniques to enable you to access your strengths and achieve relief. Together we will create a plan to get your life back on track. Relationships are complicated and you deserve a specialist to help you navigate life's challenges.
(253) 264-0894 View (253) 264-0894
Photo of Michele Peyton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 98404, WA
Michele Peyton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98404  (Online Only)
Seeking therapy is a courageous step to take when life isn't turning out quite like you envisioned it would. I believe that this decision is one that should be met with unconditional positive regard, compassion, and non-judgmental understanding. I specialize in working with individuals seeking to manage anxiety, depression and other difficult emotions, have more successful and fulfilling relationships, and change harmful or unwanted patterns of behavior. I also work with individuals with significant trauma histories, experiencing grief and loss, or experiencing symptoms of severe mental illness.
Seeking therapy is a courageous step to take when life isn't turning out quite like you envisioned it would. I believe that this decision is one that should be met with unconditional positive regard, compassion, and non-judgmental understanding. I specialize in working with individuals seeking to manage anxiety, depression and other difficult emotions, have more successful and fulfilling relationships, and change harmful or unwanted patterns of behavior. I also work with individuals with significant trauma histories, experiencing grief and loss, or experiencing symptoms of severe mental illness.
(253) 242-8876 x100 View (253) 242-8876 x100
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Stephanie Reyes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, DSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98404  (Online Only)
Let’s face it, sometimes life can be challenging which can hinder personal growth, happiness, relationships, quality of life, professional success, parenting among other things. You feel like you are spinning your wheels but not going anywhere. You feel exhausted, overwhelmed, anxious, sad and/or irritated. Effecting change takes work but YOU can master the skills to cope with these feelings and regain control of your life! Whether your goal is meaningful change, meeting short or life long goals, being assessed for ADHD, LCSW Supervision or an ESA letter, I’m here to help and only a phone call/email away!
Let’s face it, sometimes life can be challenging which can hinder personal growth, happiness, relationships, quality of life, professional success, parenting among other things. You feel like you are spinning your wheels but not going anywhere. You feel exhausted, overwhelmed, anxious, sad and/or irritated. Effecting change takes work but YOU can master the skills to cope with these feelings and regain control of your life! Whether your goal is meaningful change, meeting short or life long goals, being assessed for ADHD, LCSW Supervision or an ESA letter, I’m here to help and only a phone call/email away!
(442) 233-6652 View (442) 233-6652
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Shailyn Warnock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSWAIC, MSW, MHP
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98404  (Online Only)
Are you seeking a compassionate and experienced therapist to guide you through life's challenges? I am a dedicated mental health therapist with a passion for helping individuals overcome depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship conflict, and self-esteem issues. I understand that seeking therapy can be a courageous step, and I provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings. Together, we'll work collaboratively to develop strategies that promote healing, resilience, and personal growth.
Are you seeking a compassionate and experienced therapist to guide you through life's challenges? I am a dedicated mental health therapist with a passion for helping individuals overcome depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship conflict, and self-esteem issues. I understand that seeking therapy can be a courageous step, and I provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings. Together, we'll work collaboratively to develop strategies that promote healing, resilience, and personal growth.
(253) 527-7762 View (253) 527-7762
Photo of Kelly Carr, Counselor in 98404, WA
Kelly Carr
Counselor, MA, MHP, LMHC
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98404  (Online Only)
Attachment and trauma are my specialties. I work with clients that are struggling in their relationships (family, friends, romantic, etc.) and/or struggling with past or recent truama. I aim at helping client's explore their life's journey and see how the past is currently influencing the present. When growing up, we all needed to feel seen, soothed, safe, and secure by are caregivers, but many of our caregivers/parents, being human, fell short of their capacity to do so. I work with clients to help them see how their own family dynamics while growing up has influenced what they experience in the present day.
Attachment and trauma are my specialties. I work with clients that are struggling in their relationships (family, friends, romantic, etc.) and/or struggling with past or recent truama. I aim at helping client's explore their life's journey and see how the past is currently influencing the present. When growing up, we all needed to feel seen, soothed, safe, and secure by are caregivers, but many of our caregivers/parents, being human, fell short of their capacity to do so. I work with clients to help them see how their own family dynamics while growing up has influenced what they experience in the present day.
(253) 367-3163 View (253) 367-3163
Photo of Susan P Moser, Counselor in 98404, WA
Susan P Moser
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CHT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98404
Waitlist for new clients
I am a mental health counselor who believes therapy is a process in which you will gain greater self-awareness, that can change how you live in the world and relate to others. We all have issues from our past, big and small traumas, being triggered by our current situations that prevent us from living a more meaningful life. Creating healthy connections with the parts of you that are challenging, builds the resources for you to be more authentic and comfortable in your own skin. By doing this, you find your strengths and face your fears.
I am a mental health counselor who believes therapy is a process in which you will gain greater self-awareness, that can change how you live in the world and relate to others. We all have issues from our past, big and small traumas, being triggered by our current situations that prevent us from living a more meaningful life. Creating healthy connections with the parts of you that are challenging, builds the resources for you to be more authentic and comfortable in your own skin. By doing this, you find your strengths and face your fears.
(253) 252-1671 View (253) 252-1671
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Ronnie Kaufman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98404  (Online Only)
Hello. My name is Ronnie Kaufman and I've been in the mental health field for over 40 years. I have a Masters degree in Social Work and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My clients tell me that I make them feel very comfortable and safe talking about things they never would have imagined discussing with a complete stranger. I believe that individuals and couples have within them the potential and resources to cope with life's problems. I also operate from the assumption that how we think, feel and behave is usually rooted in our role in our family of origin and is brought into play in our current lives.
Hello. My name is Ronnie Kaufman and I've been in the mental health field for over 40 years. I have a Masters degree in Social Work and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My clients tell me that I make them feel very comfortable and safe talking about things they never would have imagined discussing with a complete stranger. I believe that individuals and couples have within them the potential and resources to cope with life's problems. I also operate from the assumption that how we think, feel and behave is usually rooted in our role in our family of origin and is brought into play in our current lives.
(206) 800-8836 View (206) 800-8836
Photo of Angella Courtney, MS, LMHC, CMHS, NCC, Counselor in 98404, WA
Angella Courtney, MS, LMHC, CMHS, NCC
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CMHS, NCC
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98404
Not accepting new clients
I am the owner/sole-provider at Orenda Counseling. I am a nationally-certified counselor, child mental health specialist, EMDRIA approved EMDR provider, and currently working towards certification in couples and sex therapy. I offer individual, couple, family, and group counseling. I specialize in individual/family trauma, attachment, gender/sexuality, intimacy/relationships, and issues facing teens/adults with Autism. I work from from a client-focused and integrative perspective, joining with you in a safe and non-judgmental space to help you to find the healing and hope you're looking for.
I am the owner/sole-provider at Orenda Counseling. I am a nationally-certified counselor, child mental health specialist, EMDRIA approved EMDR provider, and currently working towards certification in couples and sex therapy. I offer individual, couple, family, and group counseling. I specialize in individual/family trauma, attachment, gender/sexuality, intimacy/relationships, and issues facing teens/adults with Autism. I work from from a client-focused and integrative perspective, joining with you in a safe and non-judgmental space to help you to find the healing and hope you're looking for.
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Photo of Lydia Huber, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 98404, WA
Lydia Huber, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98404  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am sorry, but am no longer accepting new clients. Hello, and thank you for making the first step to finding assistance with your struggles. I am a Licensed Therapist, providing therapy throughout the state of Washington. I have worked many years, in the psychiatric field, and as a therapist, working with a myriad of populations. I enjoy helping people adjust to many of life's difficult transitions. Family issues, lifespan issues, chronic conditions, PTSD, trauma, LBGTQ friendly- esp interested in working with transgendered populations, Psychiatric issues.. Let's work together to solve your struggles.
I am sorry, but am no longer accepting new clients. Hello, and thank you for making the first step to finding assistance with your struggles. I am a Licensed Therapist, providing therapy throughout the state of Washington. I have worked many years, in the psychiatric field, and as a therapist, working with a myriad of populations. I enjoy helping people adjust to many of life's difficult transitions. Family issues, lifespan issues, chronic conditions, PTSD, trauma, LBGTQ friendly- esp interested in working with transgendered populations, Psychiatric issues.. Let's work together to solve your struggles.
(253) 650-1751 View (253) 650-1751
Photo of Steffanee Holt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 98404, WA
Steffanee Holt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98404
As a WA State Certified DV Provider, I am now offering Court Ordered Evaluations. I believe there are times in a person's life when they need a trusted and confidential ally who can help a person explore the causes of his/her thoughts, feelings, or behaviors and develop new ways of thinking, acting and feeling. I am committed to helping individuals, couples and families achieve these goals in an environment that emphasizes confidentiality, respect, trust and compassion.
As a WA State Certified DV Provider, I am now offering Court Ordered Evaluations. I believe there are times in a person's life when they need a trusted and confidential ally who can help a person explore the causes of his/her thoughts, feelings, or behaviors and develop new ways of thinking, acting and feeling. I am committed to helping individuals, couples and families achieve these goals in an environment that emphasizes confidentiality, respect, trust and compassion.
(253) 231-7841 View (253) 231-7841
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Shawnda Brese
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98404
Current openings: Monday 11am or 2pm, Tuesday 9am or 3:30pm; Wednesday 3:30pm; Thursday 11am, 1pm, 2pm. People see counselors for many different reasons. Some folks have mental health struggles such as anxiety or depression and therefore come to therapy for treatment and help. Others come to therapy for other life problems such as relationship problems, stressful work environments, worries about their future or their kids, struggles with their faith and spirituality, or grief and loss, etc. Counseling is an investment in the betterment of your life.
Current openings: Monday 11am or 2pm, Tuesday 9am or 3:30pm; Wednesday 3:30pm; Thursday 11am, 1pm, 2pm. People see counselors for many different reasons. Some folks have mental health struggles such as anxiety or depression and therefore come to therapy for treatment and help. Others come to therapy for other life problems such as relationship problems, stressful work environments, worries about their future or their kids, struggles with their faith and spirituality, or grief and loss, etc. Counseling is an investment in the betterment of your life.
(253) 231-3581 View (253) 231-3581
Photo of Patricia Bolen, Counselor in 98404, WA
Patricia Bolen
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98404  (Online Only)
I specialize in guiding individuals through trauma, transition, and transformation. My mission is to help people empower themselves and promote their well-being by providing a nurturing and safe environment for strength-based, culturally sensitive, trauma-informed, and compassionate counseling. Together, we will draw from a range of techniques and collaborate to find the best approach for you. This may include traditional talk therapy, as well as other forms of therapy such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and mindfulness practice.
I specialize in guiding individuals through trauma, transition, and transformation. My mission is to help people empower themselves and promote their well-being by providing a nurturing and safe environment for strength-based, culturally sensitive, trauma-informed, and compassionate counseling. Together, we will draw from a range of techniques and collaborate to find the best approach for you. This may include traditional talk therapy, as well as other forms of therapy such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and mindfulness practice.
(360) 301-7242 View (360) 301-7242
Photo of Elisabeth Esmiol Wilson, Marriage & Family Therapist in 98404, WA
Elisabeth Esmiol Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98404  (Online Only)
Do you want to improve communication and understanding, work through past hurts such as infidelity, rebuild trust or increase intimacy? I am committed to helping people connect, heal and build mutually respectful, loving relationships. I work from a relational-experiential perspective which gives each person room to voice their desires and needs while learning to engage in new patterns and ways of being together. I enjoy working with people in any stage of relationship and I am committed to working together to help you reach your goals.
Do you want to improve communication and understanding, work through past hurts such as infidelity, rebuild trust or increase intimacy? I am committed to helping people connect, heal and build mutually respectful, loving relationships. I work from a relational-experiential perspective which gives each person room to voice their desires and needs while learning to engage in new patterns and ways of being together. I enjoy working with people in any stage of relationship and I am committed to working together to help you reach your goals.
(253) 655-0633 View (253) 655-0633
Photo of Linda Florio, Counselor in 98404, WA
Linda Florio
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98404  (Online Only)
Even when we know that some of our emotional pain is unnecessary, on our own it can be difficult to figure out why the extra suffering and how to make it better. Anxiety, depression, trauma re-activation, relationship difficulties, and coping strategies are natural responses to life experiences and circumstances. Do they need to hurt so and are we stuck with them? Therapy is a great place to gain perspective on what you can change. Also, to widen the horizon from managing pain to living more fully like yourself and to thriving. Because, as Thich Nhat Hanh said, "suffering is not enough".
Even when we know that some of our emotional pain is unnecessary, on our own it can be difficult to figure out why the extra suffering and how to make it better. Anxiety, depression, trauma re-activation, relationship difficulties, and coping strategies are natural responses to life experiences and circumstances. Do they need to hurt so and are we stuck with them? Therapy is a great place to gain perspective on what you can change. Also, to widen the horizon from managing pain to living more fully like yourself and to thriving. Because, as Thich Nhat Hanh said, "suffering is not enough".
(206) 451-1623 View (206) 451-1623

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 98404

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 98404 who prioritize treating:

94% Depression
89% Anxiety
87% Relationship Issues
85% Trauma and PTSD
83% Coping Skills
81% Self Esteem
81% Stress

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aetna
71% Regence
69% Premera

How Therapists in 98404 see their clients

61% Online Only
39% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

83% Female
11% Male
6% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 98404?

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.