Therapists in Arlington, WA

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Melissa Brady
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Arlington, WA 98223  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome. Therapy offers a chance to heal, to grow, and to change. My goal as a therapist is to meet my clients where they are, work with them on identifying goals, and walk with them on their journey toward healing and wellness. I offer a safe space for this therapy journey. It is a privilege and honor to work with someone in therapy. I cherish being a part of their life and journey. I view therapy as a partnership between client and therapist. My approach is collaborative, and strengths based. I pull from various evidence-based treatment modalities I have training in, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Hello and welcome. Therapy offers a chance to heal, to grow, and to change. My goal as a therapist is to meet my clients where they are, work with them on identifying goals, and walk with them on their journey toward healing and wellness. I offer a safe space for this therapy journey. It is a privilege and honor to work with someone in therapy. I cherish being a part of their life and journey. I view therapy as a partnership between client and therapist. My approach is collaborative, and strengths based. I pull from various evidence-based treatment modalities I have training in, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(360) 523-9760 x214 View (360) 523-9760 x214
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Parmis Brazil
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Arlington, WA 98223  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! Hello! People seek therapy for various reasons and sometimes, for some, it may even be a scary and uncomfortable step to take at first. I create a safe and supportive space for you to start your journey. My goal is to build a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients built on trust, respect, compassion, and transparency. I help teens, adults, and couples with stress, conflict, anxiety, depression, infidelity, betrayal, and or other life struggles and transitions that one may be facing.
Accepting New Clients! Hello! People seek therapy for various reasons and sometimes, for some, it may even be a scary and uncomfortable step to take at first. I create a safe and supportive space for you to start your journey. My goal is to build a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients built on trust, respect, compassion, and transparency. I help teens, adults, and couples with stress, conflict, anxiety, depression, infidelity, betrayal, and or other life struggles and transitions that one may be facing.
(206) 202-5315 View (206) 202-5315
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Yvonne Huber-Ito
Counselor, MSW, MHP, SWAIC, MHCA, DSW
Verified Verified
Arlington, WA 98223  (Online Only)
When I am introduced to a new client, I want to know why the client has chosen therapy and what needs and goals the client has. Once we discuss this then we will determine the path that we should use to meet those goals. Normally I use Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior therapy or Cognitive Behavior Therapy because I feel that these two types of therapy work well with a variety of issues. I strongly believe in a strength based client focused type of therapy. Everyone has inner strength and I would help you identify those strengths
When I am introduced to a new client, I want to know why the client has chosen therapy and what needs and goals the client has. Once we discuss this then we will determine the path that we should use to meet those goals. Normally I use Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior therapy or Cognitive Behavior Therapy because I feel that these two types of therapy work well with a variety of issues. I strongly believe in a strength based client focused type of therapy. Everyone has inner strength and I would help you identify those strengths
(360) 531-7842 View (360) 531-7842
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Domonique Hackney
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Arlington, WA 98223  (Online Only)
Life is a journey full of transformation, change and wonder. I hope to be a part of your journey assisting you with navigating through life's challenges. I work towards providing a safe space for clients to freely express their emotions, thoughts, and experiences. I am here to listen compassionately and work collaboratively with you towards accomplishing your therapeutic goals. I truly believe that you are the expert on your life. That each individual has inherent worth and uniqueness.
Life is a journey full of transformation, change and wonder. I hope to be a part of your journey assisting you with navigating through life's challenges. I work towards providing a safe space for clients to freely express their emotions, thoughts, and experiences. I am here to listen compassionately and work collaboratively with you towards accomplishing your therapeutic goals. I truly believe that you are the expert on your life. That each individual has inherent worth and uniqueness.
(360) 934-1630 View (360) 934-1630
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Jeanne Jankus Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, WA 98223
It is hard for many of us to reach out to someone for help. It may be embarrassment, or being unsure how therapy would help heal you. Our journey together will be a compassionate, nonjudgemental classroom where you will learn more of your pure self and its ability to heal. It is important that we both see clearly in our work together: "There’s one skill at the center of any healthy family, company, classroom, community, university or nation — the ability to see someone else deeply, to know another person profoundly, to make them feel heard and understood.” David Brooks, New York Times
It is hard for many of us to reach out to someone for help. It may be embarrassment, or being unsure how therapy would help heal you. Our journey together will be a compassionate, nonjudgemental classroom where you will learn more of your pure self and its ability to heal. It is important that we both see clearly in our work together: "There’s one skill at the center of any healthy family, company, classroom, community, university or nation — the ability to see someone else deeply, to know another person profoundly, to make them feel heard and understood.” David Brooks, New York Times
(360) 685-7552 View (360) 685-7552
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Emma J Budros
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, WA 98223  (Online Only)
As a human who is part of the LGBTQ and neurodivergent community, I dedicate myself to providing a safe, relatable space to sit with our vulnerabilities, engage in real communication, and experience positive growth. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, communication struggles, self-esteem concerns, and so much more, I would love the opportunity to work with you.
As a human who is part of the LGBTQ and neurodivergent community, I dedicate myself to providing a safe, relatable space to sit with our vulnerabilities, engage in real communication, and experience positive growth. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, communication struggles, self-esteem concerns, and so much more, I would love the opportunity to work with you.
(360) 227-6691 View (360) 227-6691
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Brittany Ewry
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Arlington, WA 98223
I'm Currently Accepting New Clients! Are you struggling with the transition of becoming a mom while also navigating your relationships, a work life balance, and/ or taking time for yourself? Or maybe you're going through another big life transition (divorce, job change, big move, etc.) and you're unable to cope with it all on your own. We live in a fast paced world where it is easy to become stressed out and overwhelmed and we no longer have the communal support of our family, neighbors, and friends, so our symptoms have only intensified. But you are not alone and transformation is possible. The life you want is possible!
I'm Currently Accepting New Clients! Are you struggling with the transition of becoming a mom while also navigating your relationships, a work life balance, and/ or taking time for yourself? Or maybe you're going through another big life transition (divorce, job change, big move, etc.) and you're unable to cope with it all on your own. We live in a fast paced world where it is easy to become stressed out and overwhelmed and we no longer have the communal support of our family, neighbors, and friends, so our symptoms have only intensified. But you are not alone and transformation is possible. The life you want is possible!
(360) 429-0432 View (360) 429-0432
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Karen Wyome
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Arlington, WA 98223  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Meaningful and lasting change can result from powerful therapeutic conversations. I look forward to supporting you on your unique walk in this world. Trained in Narrative, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, Positive Psychology, Solution Focused, Trauma Recovery, and Systems therapies, I work hard to meet your goals in an efficient and effective way. Exceptions to an identified problem often point the way to elegant solutions; individuals frequently discover they already know the best solutions to their problems-to-solve. With oodles of warm, active support, we identify those solutions and how to bring them into your life.
Meaningful and lasting change can result from powerful therapeutic conversations. I look forward to supporting you on your unique walk in this world. Trained in Narrative, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, Positive Psychology, Solution Focused, Trauma Recovery, and Systems therapies, I work hard to meet your goals in an efficient and effective way. Exceptions to an identified problem often point the way to elegant solutions; individuals frequently discover they already know the best solutions to their problems-to-solve. With oodles of warm, active support, we identify those solutions and how to bring them into your life.
(360) 301-7424 View (360) 301-7424
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Betsy Wright Loving
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Arlington, WA 98223
My focus is to help people explore their depression, anxiety, or grief -- to help them better connect emotionally to themselves, and to alleviate the resulting distress and personal problems that get in the way of living satisfying, fulfilling lives. I take an affirming stance toward my clients, and strive to create a warm, supportive environment for exploration of the more painful experiences or trauma that may be interfering with relationships, work, and the ability to be truly happy. My approach is holistic, including physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects.
My focus is to help people explore their depression, anxiety, or grief -- to help them better connect emotionally to themselves, and to alleviate the resulting distress and personal problems that get in the way of living satisfying, fulfilling lives. I take an affirming stance toward my clients, and strive to create a warm, supportive environment for exploration of the more painful experiences or trauma that may be interfering with relationships, work, and the ability to be truly happy. My approach is holistic, including physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects.
(425) 312-6291 View (425) 312-6291
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Tranquil Waters Counseling
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, WA 98223
Waitlist for new clients
Today you woke up feeling alone, disconnected from those you love, and wondering who you are and how your life got to this place. The pain you feel and the crushing weight of fear and anxiety feels like if you concentrate on it one more second, it will consume all that you are. You feel numb, life is no longer enjoyable, and you can't remember the last time you felt alive.
Today you woke up feeling alone, disconnected from those you love, and wondering who you are and how your life got to this place. The pain you feel and the crushing weight of fear and anxiety feels like if you concentrate on it one more second, it will consume all that you are. You feel numb, life is no longer enjoyable, and you can't remember the last time you felt alive.
(425) 382-8853 View (425) 382-8853
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Sound Resilience Health
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Arlington, WA 98223
We are accepting new clients! Connect with our therapists through our convenient Telehealth/virtual therapy services! Get the support you need from the comfort of your own space. We are mental health therapists committed to helping people experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship challenges, and other struggles that are making life difficult. When we work together, you will regain your strength, security, happiness, and self-confidence. One of my goals is to provide you with the skills, knowledge, and tools you need to tackle your stressors, reduce your stress, recover from trauma, and gain self-confidence.
We are accepting new clients! Connect with our therapists through our convenient Telehealth/virtual therapy services! Get the support you need from the comfort of your own space. We are mental health therapists committed to helping people experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship challenges, and other struggles that are making life difficult. When we work together, you will regain your strength, security, happiness, and self-confidence. One of my goals is to provide you with the skills, knowledge, and tools you need to tackle your stressors, reduce your stress, recover from trauma, and gain self-confidence.
(360) 228-2753 View (360) 228-2753
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Foundations Counseling LLC
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, WA 98223
Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, or have experienced trauma we would love the opportunity to partner with you. Reach out today to get scheduled therapist who will work collaboratively with you to achieve your goals from the convenience of your home via our secure Telehealth platform. At Foundations Counseling we understand that each individuals needs are as unique as you are. We strive to provide care that fits you. We would love the opportunity to work with you on your path to healing.
Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, or have experienced trauma we would love the opportunity to partner with you. Reach out today to get scheduled therapist who will work collaboratively with you to achieve your goals from the convenience of your home via our secure Telehealth platform. At Foundations Counseling we understand that each individuals needs are as unique as you are. We strive to provide care that fits you. We would love the opportunity to work with you on your path to healing.
(360) 525-1158 View (360) 525-1158
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David Chaus
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Arlington, WA 98223
Everyone has the ability, and the right to live a life of meaning, fulfillment and joy. I strive to assist individuals and families to find their way through the emotional land mines and roadblocks that get in the way of having a good life, or even a "good enough" life. What I bring to help this process is a Master's Degree in Applied Behavior Science with a focus on Systems Counseling (couples and family therapy). I am a licensed mental health counselor with 20 year's experience as well as being a state-approved supervisor for licensure candidates.
Everyone has the ability, and the right to live a life of meaning, fulfillment and joy. I strive to assist individuals and families to find their way through the emotional land mines and roadblocks that get in the way of having a good life, or even a "good enough" life. What I bring to help this process is a Master's Degree in Applied Behavior Science with a focus on Systems Counseling (couples and family therapy). I am a licensed mental health counselor with 20 year's experience as well as being a state-approved supervisor for licensure candidates.
(206) 900-8226 View (206) 900-8226
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Journeys of Hope Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Arlington, WA 98223
Not accepting new clients
***Please use email as communication***PRACTICE IS CURRENTLY FULL***Life is a journey and there are times we experience great joy on this journey, as well as difficult times filled with frustration, pain, and confusion. You may be experiencing a difficult time, and need some help and support to assist you as you navigate through challenges. No matter how dark and desperate it may seem at the moment for you, there is always hope. Hope is powerful. It gives us the ability to believe that things can and will get better, in order for us to take steps toward change. Counseling can be a powerful tool to help you find hope and healing.
***Please use email as communication***PRACTICE IS CURRENTLY FULL***Life is a journey and there are times we experience great joy on this journey, as well as difficult times filled with frustration, pain, and confusion. You may be experiencing a difficult time, and need some help and support to assist you as you navigate through challenges. No matter how dark and desperate it may seem at the moment for you, there is always hope. Hope is powerful. It gives us the ability to believe that things can and will get better, in order for us to take steps toward change. Counseling can be a powerful tool to help you find hope and healing.
(425) 276-7999 View (425) 276-7999
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Soundview Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Arlington, WA 98223  (Online Only)
Olivia and Alyssa are licensed clinical social work associates (LSWAIC) who work with adults and adolescents. To learn more about their specific styles, please visit our website at www.soundviewwellnesswa.com
Olivia and Alyssa are licensed clinical social work associates (LSWAIC) who work with adults and adolescents. To learn more about their specific styles, please visit our website at www.soundviewwellnesswa.com
(360) 443-5706 View (360) 443-5706
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Jody D Allen
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Arlington, WA 98223
Life can be difficult on many levels and it is easy to get stuck on the negative path with worries. I believe in listening and being present to help people process through their hurt, pain and doubt. I have worked with individuals that have had past trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, self-esteem challenges and other difficulties. I provide a safe, understanding place for clients to be able to process and work through those emotions. My approach is to offer a collaborative and conversational way for clients to process emotions in a safe setting. I have a passion for working with couples and individuals.
Life can be difficult on many levels and it is easy to get stuck on the negative path with worries. I believe in listening and being present to help people process through their hurt, pain and doubt. I have worked with individuals that have had past trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, self-esteem challenges and other difficulties. I provide a safe, understanding place for clients to be able to process and work through those emotions. My approach is to offer a collaborative and conversational way for clients to process emotions in a safe setting. I have a passion for working with couples and individuals.
(360) 226-5446 View (360) 226-5446
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Azra Grudic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Arlington, WA 98223  (Online Only)
Dear prospective clients, In the fields of veterinary care, animal rescue, and pet ownership, we encounter emotional challenges that extend beyond the clinical or rescue setting. As an animal lover, owner, and therapist who volunteers for a rescue, I intimately understand the profound emotional connections we forge with animals. Our roles often extend beyond profession into realms of passion and compassion, where caregiving, healing, and advocacy intertwine. If you're grappling with the loss of a beloved animal companion, navigating the journey of grief, I'm here to offer support tailored to your needs.
Dear prospective clients, In the fields of veterinary care, animal rescue, and pet ownership, we encounter emotional challenges that extend beyond the clinical or rescue setting. As an animal lover, owner, and therapist who volunteers for a rescue, I intimately understand the profound emotional connections we forge with animals. Our roles often extend beyond profession into realms of passion and compassion, where caregiving, healing, and advocacy intertwine. If you're grappling with the loss of a beloved animal companion, navigating the journey of grief, I'm here to offer support tailored to your needs.
(360) 207-2352 View (360) 207-2352
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Pamela McKeown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Arlington, WA 98223
Today, life is stressful. Work and relationship pressures can take a toll. Now is a good time to reach out for assistance. Life changes, relationships, traumatic experiences and day to day life pressures can take a toll on mental health. Difficult experiences contribute to depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. We all need a safe place to process with an individual that provides us with a non- judgmental prospective. I will create a safe, therapeutic space for you to discuss your individual story and your goals. Together we will build on your strengths and work toward meeting your goals.
Today, life is stressful. Work and relationship pressures can take a toll. Now is a good time to reach out for assistance. Life changes, relationships, traumatic experiences and day to day life pressures can take a toll on mental health. Difficult experiences contribute to depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. We all need a safe place to process with an individual that provides us with a non- judgmental prospective. I will create a safe, therapeutic space for you to discuss your individual story and your goals. Together we will build on your strengths and work toward meeting your goals.
(360) 230-7540 View (360) 230-7540
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Genesis Wheeler
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Arlington, WA 98223
Waitlist for new clients
Each of us is born into an existing and developing story that impacts and shapes us, but not always in healthy or beneficial ways. The desire to be seen, heard, loved, and understood are fundamental needs that often, through no fault of our own, go unmet. Using modalities that draw from trauma informed psychodynamic and narrative therapies, I work with my clients to help them discover, understand, accept, and integrate parts of their story and themselves without shame.
Each of us is born into an existing and developing story that impacts and shapes us, but not always in healthy or beneficial ways. The desire to be seen, heard, loved, and understood are fundamental needs that often, through no fault of our own, go unmet. Using modalities that draw from trauma informed psychodynamic and narrative therapies, I work with my clients to help them discover, understand, accept, and integrate parts of their story and themselves without shame.
(360) 519-2752 View (360) 519-2752
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Daniel Richard Roberson
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, MS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Arlington, WA 98223
My clients come from a variety of backgrounds and ages seeking healing and understanding of their relationships and meaning in life. Some suffer from substance addiction, others from work stress, and many from wounded relationships in their family. Their goals are redemption of their suffering, building new ways of relating to others and clearing the pain of the past from clouding the joy of the present.
My clients come from a variety of backgrounds and ages seeking healing and understanding of their relationships and meaning in life. Some suffer from substance addiction, others from work stress, and many from wounded relationships in their family. Their goals are redemption of their suffering, building new ways of relating to others and clearing the pain of the past from clouding the joy of the present.
(360) 615-3167 View (360) 615-3167

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Arlington, WA

50+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Arlington, WA who prioritize treating:

96% Depression
95% Anxiety
82% Trauma and PTSD
79% Relationship Issues
77% Stress
75% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Premera
78% Regence
75% Aetna

How Therapists in Arlington, WA see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Arlington?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.