Therapists in Anacortes, WA

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Erin Welsh
Counselor, MA, LMHC, EMDR, C-PD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Anacortes, WA 98221
At Hope Clinic Behavioral Health, my approach is based on a person-centered and cognitive-behavioral therapy philosophy of care as I work with individuals, couples, and youth in need of support. Together we outline approaches that best match your needs and goals. I strive to use my experience, and honest and open style of communication to act as a positive support to help you establish and fulfill therapeutic and life goals, providing psychotherapy in accordance with an evidence-based practice recovery model. If you're a couple reaching out for support, I will work with you to encourage a deeper connection and accountability.
At Hope Clinic Behavioral Health, my approach is based on a person-centered and cognitive-behavioral therapy philosophy of care as I work with individuals, couples, and youth in need of support. Together we outline approaches that best match your needs and goals. I strive to use my experience, and honest and open style of communication to act as a positive support to help you establish and fulfill therapeutic and life goals, providing psychotherapy in accordance with an evidence-based practice recovery model. If you're a couple reaching out for support, I will work with you to encourage a deeper connection and accountability.
(360) 202-3605 View (360) 202-3605
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Malka Golden-Wolfe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD
Verified Verified
Anacortes, WA 98221  (Online Only)
I can offer you and your spouse, partner or family, Therapy to Support your Life. I have been trained in many modalities and work with my clients in the way that best suites your personality and communication style. I have been a therapist for over three decades working with individuals and family groups to heal wounds, promote understanding, forgiveness and compassion. Strengthen your self Image, become your best self, express your highest potential and awaken your creativity. Live a happy, awakened and conscious LIFE. I can assist and support you in empowering and creating the present and future you desire.
I can offer you and your spouse, partner or family, Therapy to Support your Life. I have been trained in many modalities and work with my clients in the way that best suites your personality and communication style. I have been a therapist for over three decades working with individuals and family groups to heal wounds, promote understanding, forgiveness and compassion. Strengthen your self Image, become your best self, express your highest potential and awaken your creativity. Live a happy, awakened and conscious LIFE. I can assist and support you in empowering and creating the present and future you desire.
(360) 389-2999 View (360) 389-2999
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Tony Vecchione
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
Anacortes, WA 98221
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes life is hard. You get stuck. You realize that this isn't the life you thought you'd be living. Unexpected life changing events happen. Old patterns or unresolved trauma may hold you back.. My strength is to help support you in an honest and direct way. I want to help you gain insight into the challenges you are facing and the life experiences that have brought you here. With that insight, we can work together to develop a plan for positive change, and give you the tools you need to live the life you want to be living.
Sometimes life is hard. You get stuck. You realize that this isn't the life you thought you'd be living. Unexpected life changing events happen. Old patterns or unresolved trauma may hold you back.. My strength is to help support you in an honest and direct way. I want to help you gain insight into the challenges you are facing and the life experiences that have brought you here. With that insight, we can work together to develop a plan for positive change, and give you the tools you need to live the life you want to be living.
(360) 234-3811 View (360) 234-3811
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Deanne Wientge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Anacortes, WA 98221  (Online Only)
Specializing in working with adult anxiety, grief, depression and trauma, with a primary focus on Christian, trauma, military spouse and first responder based counseling and disaster response. Offering compassionate, competent, non-judgmental, and friendly ADULT only counseling via HIPPA compliant VIDEO CONFERENCING. Deanne has over 25+ years experience working with children and adults on military installations, in schools and in private practice with victims of crime, disasters, & trauma. Deanne has additional career experience in aviation & K9 SAR.
Specializing in working with adult anxiety, grief, depression and trauma, with a primary focus on Christian, trauma, military spouse and first responder based counseling and disaster response. Offering compassionate, competent, non-judgmental, and friendly ADULT only counseling via HIPPA compliant VIDEO CONFERENCING. Deanne has over 25+ years experience working with children and adults on military installations, in schools and in private practice with victims of crime, disasters, & trauma. Deanne has additional career experience in aviation & K9 SAR.
(360) 800-1091 View (360) 800-1091
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Katie King
Counselor, MEd, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Anacortes, WA 98221
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate at Anacortes Psych & Wellness and a Licensed School Counselor with 8 years of experience in behavioral skills programs in comprehensive high schools. I'm truly passionate about working with and supporting teens (13+) and adults as they clarify goals and discover unique pathways to helping them find their authentic selves. My clinical expertise includes anxiety, depression, self-esteem, school-related issues, the LGBTQIA+ community, ADHD, trauma, and life transitions, and interpersonal relationships.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate at Anacortes Psych & Wellness and a Licensed School Counselor with 8 years of experience in behavioral skills programs in comprehensive high schools. I'm truly passionate about working with and supporting teens (13+) and adults as they clarify goals and discover unique pathways to helping them find their authentic selves. My clinical expertise includes anxiety, depression, self-esteem, school-related issues, the LGBTQIA+ community, ADHD, trauma, and life transitions, and interpersonal relationships.
(360) 516-2666 View (360) 516-2666
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Suzanne Oliver
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Anacortes, WA 98221
The simple fact you are seeking help through therapy is tremendously hopeful. You are half way there! My approach in therapy is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment to identify what it is you need to create more resolution, meaning and happiness in your life. We will co-create a plan to achieve these broader goals through your daily living, how you relate with others and how you think. Therapy can be a powerful way to transform yourself (and your challenges) into living more fully, and with more in-depth understanding of who you truly are. Email is the best way to reach me.
The simple fact you are seeking help through therapy is tremendously hopeful. You are half way there! My approach in therapy is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment to identify what it is you need to create more resolution, meaning and happiness in your life. We will co-create a plan to achieve these broader goals through your daily living, how you relate with others and how you think. Therapy can be a powerful way to transform yourself (and your challenges) into living more fully, and with more in-depth understanding of who you truly are. Email is the best way to reach me.
(855) 845-9547 View (855) 845-9547
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Josh Stabbert
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Anacortes, WA 98221  (Online Only)
Hey there! If you’ve found your way here, chances are high that you’ve spent at least part of your life stuck in struggle. Feeling like you have to constantly push through just to make it through your day and feeling powerless over it all. I get it. I know it’s not easy feeling overwhelmed with the anxiety of trying to figure it all out on your own. You deserve to be empowered, find freedom, and to have ownership over your life.
Hey there! If you’ve found your way here, chances are high that you’ve spent at least part of your life stuck in struggle. Feeling like you have to constantly push through just to make it through your day and feeling powerless over it all. I get it. I know it’s not easy feeling overwhelmed with the anxiety of trying to figure it all out on your own. You deserve to be empowered, find freedom, and to have ownership over your life.
(360) 215-2761 View (360) 215-2761
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Blue Water Behavior Consulting
MS, LBA, BCBA
Verified Verified
Anacortes, WA 98221
I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) that specializes in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Services can take place at our office, in your home, or at your child's school or daycare. I develop an individualized treatment plan for each person I serve in order to help them reach their full potential. Some of the skills ABA is highly effective in teaching include functional communication, strategies to reduce challenging behavior, social skills, activities of daily living, gross and fine motor skills, and cognitive skills/academics.
I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) that specializes in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Services can take place at our office, in your home, or at your child's school or daycare. I develop an individualized treatment plan for each person I serve in order to help them reach their full potential. Some of the skills ABA is highly effective in teaching include functional communication, strategies to reduce challenging behavior, social skills, activities of daily living, gross and fine motor skills, and cognitive skills/academics.
(360) 972-3612 View (360) 972-3612
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C Jennifer Paddock
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, MAC, SUDP, MHP
Verified Verified
Anacortes, WA 98221
Are you concerned about your own or someone else's substance use or addictive behavior? Worry, confusion, shame, making excuses to others, relationship struggles, accidents and just getting through each day are typical signs of trouble with drugs and alcohol, gambling, technology or other addiction. If you have been or are exposed to another's addiction you are likely effected by this disease. I understand and want to help you by offering my 30 years of professional and personal experience. If you think you may have a problem and are ready to create happiness, peace, confidence with my support and help, contact me. There is hope!
Are you concerned about your own or someone else's substance use or addictive behavior? Worry, confusion, shame, making excuses to others, relationship struggles, accidents and just getting through each day are typical signs of trouble with drugs and alcohol, gambling, technology or other addiction. If you have been or are exposed to another's addiction you are likely effected by this disease. I understand and want to help you by offering my 30 years of professional and personal experience. If you think you may have a problem and are ready to create happiness, peace, confidence with my support and help, contact me. There is hope!
(360) 763-0209 View (360) 763-0209
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Josie Nickum
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
Anacortes, WA 98221
I offer counseling services for adults, couples and teens in Anacortes, Washington. Remote services are available if you live in Washington State. My areas of expertise include working with clients who are recovering from: historical and complex trauma, work-related burnout, body and food related issues, anxiety and depression. I also love working with couples, adolescents and parents who need help with challenging parent-child dynamics. I use a variety of trauma and attachment informed techniques (internal family systems, emotion-focused & somatic approaches) and anti-oppression theories to guide my work.
I offer counseling services for adults, couples and teens in Anacortes, Washington. Remote services are available if you live in Washington State. My areas of expertise include working with clients who are recovering from: historical and complex trauma, work-related burnout, body and food related issues, anxiety and depression. I also love working with couples, adolescents and parents who need help with challenging parent-child dynamics. I use a variety of trauma and attachment informed techniques (internal family systems, emotion-focused & somatic approaches) and anti-oppression theories to guide my work.
(360) 564-6046 View (360) 564-6046
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Dave M White
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Anacortes, WA 98221  (Online Only)
I work with clients to clarify their goals and then figure out what we can do to support those goals and identify anything that has been interfering with achieving those goals. In other words, I start with focusing on the future, not the past. I prioritize understanding over suggestions because I believe that once people understand what they want they will make healthy choices.
I work with clients to clarify their goals and then figure out what we can do to support those goals and identify anything that has been interfering with achieving those goals. In other words, I start with focusing on the future, not the past. I prioritize understanding over suggestions because I believe that once people understand what they want they will make healthy choices.
(360) 205-1851 View (360) 205-1851
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Amy Begnal
Mental Health Counselor, EdS, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Anacortes, WA 98221
Choosing to explore therapy can elicit a number of emotional responses. For some, this is an important step in recognizing an issue and deciding to move toward resolve. Others may experience a lack of clarity in regards to what exactly needs to change and uncertainty about entering therapy. No matter where you are in your healing, I offer a safe and personal therapeutic process to fit your specific needs. My goal is to work toward your desired outcome by offering a collaborative and supportive exploration of your concerns while utilizing an integrative style of therapeutic modalities that are all firmly established through research.
Choosing to explore therapy can elicit a number of emotional responses. For some, this is an important step in recognizing an issue and deciding to move toward resolve. Others may experience a lack of clarity in regards to what exactly needs to change and uncertainty about entering therapy. No matter where you are in your healing, I offer a safe and personal therapeutic process to fit your specific needs. My goal is to work toward your desired outcome by offering a collaborative and supportive exploration of your concerns while utilizing an integrative style of therapeutic modalities that are all firmly established through research.
(360) 472-4490 x505 View (360) 472-4490 x505
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James F Marshall
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Anacortes, WA 98221
I have been working in counseling and mental health for over 30 years. In my practice, I work with both couples and individuals. Currently, I mainly work with couples using Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I like to focus on specific changes that my clients want in their lives, build on skills and mitigate the impact of old emotional and behavioral habits that no longer serve life as it is now. It is important to look at all aspects of life: mental, emotional, behavioral and spiritual; quality of relationships, even diet and exercise, in building a positive, satisfying and fulfilling life.
I have been working in counseling and mental health for over 30 years. In my practice, I work with both couples and individuals. Currently, I mainly work with couples using Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I like to focus on specific changes that my clients want in their lives, build on skills and mitigate the impact of old emotional and behavioral habits that no longer serve life as it is now. It is important to look at all aspects of life: mental, emotional, behavioral and spiritual; quality of relationships, even diet and exercise, in building a positive, satisfying and fulfilling life.
(206) 538-2897 View (206) 538-2897
Photo of Kelly J Niess, Marriage & Family Therapist in Anacortes, WA
Kelly J Niess
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Anacortes, WA 98221
As we all know, this life is a challenging, exciting, but sometimes difficult journey. My goal is to assist you in navigating through those difficulties in a healthy, meaningful way. My work is now focused on adult individuals and I look forward to helping you adapt and thrive in an ever-changing world. Along with being a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am also a Grief Counselor. I have worked with people of all ages for many years and strive to do what I can to make their world a better one.
As we all know, this life is a challenging, exciting, but sometimes difficult journey. My goal is to assist you in navigating through those difficulties in a healthy, meaningful way. My work is now focused on adult individuals and I look forward to helping you adapt and thrive in an ever-changing world. Along with being a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am also a Grief Counselor. I have worked with people of all ages for many years and strive to do what I can to make their world a better one.
(206) 504-3283 View (206) 504-3283
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Walter Vyhmeister
Counselor, MDiv, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Anacortes, WA 98221  (Online Only)
Serving as a minister and earning a PhD in Counseling Psychology equipped me to care for people in crises. Working with vulnerable children and their families or caregivers, also proved to be a valuable foundation for clinical care. In a medical academic setting, training residents in the use of spirituality and psychology as they cared for their patients, deepened my own understanding of just how complex clinical issues can become. This also increased my understanding of the level of stress healthcare providers and victims themselves experience during illness.
Serving as a minister and earning a PhD in Counseling Psychology equipped me to care for people in crises. Working with vulnerable children and their families or caregivers, also proved to be a valuable foundation for clinical care. In a medical academic setting, training residents in the use of spirituality and psychology as they cared for their patients, deepened my own understanding of just how complex clinical issues can become. This also increased my understanding of the level of stress healthcare providers and victims themselves experience during illness.
(360) 227-5430 View (360) 227-5430
Photo of Jonathan Vander Schuur, Marriage & Family Therapist in Anacortes, WA
Jonathan Vander Schuur
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Anacortes, WA 98221
I love serving my community in Anacortes and surrounding areas. I have a wide range of expertise. I offer counseling for individuals, couples and minors. I work with all ages, especially children and teens, and take state insurances. I have significant experience working with couples, especially in domestic violence situations and in family reunification. I am also a Guardian Ad Litem for Island county.
I love serving my community in Anacortes and surrounding areas. I have a wide range of expertise. I offer counseling for individuals, couples and minors. I work with all ages, especially children and teens, and take state insurances. I have significant experience working with couples, especially in domestic violence situations and in family reunification. I am also a Guardian Ad Litem for Island county.
(833) 232-4735 View (833) 232-4735
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Christine 'Katie' Eastman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LICSW
Verified Verified
Anacortes, WA 98221
As a licensed psychotherapist and coach specializing in loss and transition, I support people of all ages before, during and after serious loss by: Providing practical tools for coping with serious illness, death, divorce, retirement and other life transitions, allowing the pain of loss to serve as an opportunity for positive change. Facing loss can remind us of what we value most providing opportunity to consciously make choices that re- affirm these values in all aspects of our lives. Over time, this process of reaffirming and recreating our lives reveals the skills, gifts and talents we bring to the world.
As a licensed psychotherapist and coach specializing in loss and transition, I support people of all ages before, during and after serious loss by: Providing practical tools for coping with serious illness, death, divorce, retirement and other life transitions, allowing the pain of loss to serve as an opportunity for positive change. Facing loss can remind us of what we value most providing opportunity to consciously make choices that re- affirm these values in all aspects of our lives. Over time, this process of reaffirming and recreating our lives reveals the skills, gifts and talents we bring to the world.
(360) 703-9131 View (360) 703-9131
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Heather Hamilton
Counselor, PhD, LPC, DCC, NCC
Verified Verified
Anacortes, WA 98221
Opening 1 additional Day of appointments - 9 openings available beginning in October. With grace, and humor, we'll work with you to address challenges impacting your health, happiness, and relationships with others. It's our philosophy that whatever affects our emotional health (isolation, depression, anxiety, trauma) will affect our physical well-being (appetite, sleep, weight gain). Not too many people enjoy change and these past few years have been nothing but a roller coaster! I'd enjoy the opportunity to talk with you and understand how you're doing. How have you been affected by changes? Is BreakThrough! right for you?
Opening 1 additional Day of appointments - 9 openings available beginning in October. With grace, and humor, we'll work with you to address challenges impacting your health, happiness, and relationships with others. It's our philosophy that whatever affects our emotional health (isolation, depression, anxiety, trauma) will affect our physical well-being (appetite, sleep, weight gain). Not too many people enjoy change and these past few years have been nothing but a roller coaster! I'd enjoy the opportunity to talk with you and understand how you're doing. How have you been affected by changes? Is BreakThrough! right for you?
(360) 746-2024 View (360) 746-2024
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Deb Culver
Counselor, LMHC, CGT, ADHDCSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Anacortes, WA 98221
Are you struggling with life? Have you been trying to figure things out on your own but feel like you are not making progress? Do you wish you had more effective tools to help you navigate your problems? Do you want to become your best self? Sometimes we need someone to come alongside of us and help. I am passionate about working with clients to help them gain new perspectives, insights, and skills in an honest, supportive, collaborative, and non-judgmental way. Coming to counseling will be the beginning of a new you! As a Christian therapist, I also offer counseling from a Biblical perspective to help clients on their journey.
Are you struggling with life? Have you been trying to figure things out on your own but feel like you are not making progress? Do you wish you had more effective tools to help you navigate your problems? Do you want to become your best self? Sometimes we need someone to come alongside of us and help. I am passionate about working with clients to help them gain new perspectives, insights, and skills in an honest, supportive, collaborative, and non-judgmental way. Coming to counseling will be the beginning of a new you! As a Christian therapist, I also offer counseling from a Biblical perspective to help clients on their journey.
(360) 299-7994 View (360) 299-7994
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Dion Menser-Andreini
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Anacortes, WA 98221  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Working with people facing numerous challenges has shown me incredible resiliency and an amazing capacity for growth found within every human spirit. Together we will seek to discover these potentials within you. It is my belief that our nature as social beings brings an abundance of life nourishing solutions. I offer 23+ years of professional and volunteer experience successfully helping people achieve their individual and relationship goals. Please feel free to inquire about my services through a free initial 20 minute phone consultation at: 360-708-1087.
Working with people facing numerous challenges has shown me incredible resiliency and an amazing capacity for growth found within every human spirit. Together we will seek to discover these potentials within you. It is my belief that our nature as social beings brings an abundance of life nourishing solutions. I offer 23+ years of professional and volunteer experience successfully helping people achieve their individual and relationship goals. Please feel free to inquire about my services through a free initial 20 minute phone consultation at: 360-708-1087.
(360) 329-2906 View (360) 329-2906

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Anacortes, WA

70+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Anacortes, WA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
78% Self Esteem
77% Depression
73% Coping Skills
72% Grief
70% Stress
69% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Premera
62% Regence
53% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Anacortes, WA see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
28% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Anacortes?

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.