Therapists in Bainbridge Island, WA

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Beth McCarty
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CDP, CMHS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110  (Online Only)
You have been wounded by life's circumstances. You have had to leave parts of yourself behind in order to stay in relationship. You need relief from the pain, clarity about your situation, and to be able to maintain healthy relationships in your life, to be able to form deep, safe connection with others
You have been wounded by life's circumstances. You have had to leave parts of yourself behind in order to stay in relationship. You need relief from the pain, clarity about your situation, and to be able to maintain healthy relationships in your life, to be able to form deep, safe connection with others
(253) 201-0197 View (253) 201-0197
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Julie Franks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, DSW, MTS
Verified Verified
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
My name is Dr. Julie Franks, and I'm a licensed clinical therapist + founder of Nurturing the Sisterhood, where I offer support for the unique challenges that come with pregnancy and postpartum, including depression, anxiety, and trauma related to infertility and pregnancy loss. I believe that becoming a mother + parenting young children is rarely what we expected; it's so much harder. It often causes old wounds to resurface and tests the limits of your mental health. I also believe that, with support, you can start feeling better quickly. And that's where I come in. I'm here to help.
My name is Dr. Julie Franks, and I'm a licensed clinical therapist + founder of Nurturing the Sisterhood, where I offer support for the unique challenges that come with pregnancy and postpartum, including depression, anxiety, and trauma related to infertility and pregnancy loss. I believe that becoming a mother + parenting young children is rarely what we expected; it's so much harder. It often causes old wounds to resurface and tests the limits of your mental health. I also believe that, with support, you can start feeling better quickly. And that's where I come in. I'm here to help.
(206) 678-0935 View (206) 678-0935
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Sharon Eiler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
You know what over 20 years experience teaches me? Life can get better, starting today. Even after trauma, loss, or hopelessness. Even if you're anxious, think you've lost your way—or are just ready for more! I combine the best of neuropsychology, energy work, and respect into a collaborative practice that brings your brightest self back with the skills to keep them. We'll attend to the body-mind-spirit and show you: you already have everything you need.
You know what over 20 years experience teaches me? Life can get better, starting today. Even after trauma, loss, or hopelessness. Even if you're anxious, think you've lost your way—or are just ready for more! I combine the best of neuropsychology, energy work, and respect into a collaborative practice that brings your brightest self back with the skills to keep them. We'll attend to the body-mind-spirit and show you: you already have everything you need.
(206) 984-1838 View (206) 984-1838
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Dr. William Gibson, Ph.D.
Counselor, PhD, MS, LMHCA, LCC
Verified Verified
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
As a client-centered professional, I recognize the strength necessary for an individual to take the first step through the counselor's open door. Through trusting and empathetic positive relationship building, I join my clients in the exploration of a healthier, self-accepting perspective in addressing the challenging components of their life experience. All areas of my practice focus upon acceptance and healthy management of personal questions through the discovery of an enhanced understanding, within a positive environment, which utilizes personal strengths to contribute to a happier, self satisfying life experience. Come take this walk with me...
As a client-centered professional, I recognize the strength necessary for an individual to take the first step through the counselor's open door. Through trusting and empathetic positive relationship building, I join my clients in the exploration of a healthier, self-accepting perspective in addressing the challenging components of their life experience. All areas of my practice focus upon acceptance and healthy management of personal questions through the discovery of an enhanced understanding, within a positive environment, which utilizes personal strengths to contribute to a happier, self satisfying life experience. Come take this walk with me...
(206) 823-2954 View (206) 823-2954
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Dr. Danny
Counselor, MA, DMin, MHC
Verified Verified
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Who, really, is able to hear, feel, and see you . . . bless and name your glory and shame? Only those who continue to do their own courageous work of daring to be truly heard, felt, and seen. Simple but not easy! The journey, however, is worth it. Life changing . . . with the right guide, i.e., presence. A favorite quote comes to mind: "We all come into this world looking for someone looking for us." If that resonates with your heart (courageous or not) then I hope to hear from you. We might just be a good fit? Please email me at: drdanny(at)doc-danny(dot com). Or call: two-zero-six...four-two-nine...four-five-seven-nine.
Who, really, is able to hear, feel, and see you . . . bless and name your glory and shame? Only those who continue to do their own courageous work of daring to be truly heard, felt, and seen. Simple but not easy! The journey, however, is worth it. Life changing . . . with the right guide, i.e., presence. A favorite quote comes to mind: "We all come into this world looking for someone looking for us." If that resonates with your heart (courageous or not) then I hope to hear from you. We might just be a good fit? Please email me at: drdanny(at)doc-danny(dot com). Or call: two-zero-six...four-two-nine...four-five-seven-nine.
(206) 429-4579 View (206) 429-4579
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Kristi Gavigan
Counselor, LMHCA, SUDPT
Verified Verified
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110  (Online Only)
I see every person's life story as unique and special. Approaching my clients with warmth, humor, and authenticity allows me to provide a compassionate approach to their specific challenges. I specialize in non-traditional relationship styles, blended families, and co-parenting. I draw from my experience as a Guardian ad Litem & domestic violence evaluator to support my clients during life changes such as traumatic divorce, criminal/legal, parenting, stepparenting, heartbreak, partnering, and marriage. My practice is gender and disability affirming, social justice oriented, and trauma-informed. LGBTQIA+ and polyamorous friendly.
I see every person's life story as unique and special. Approaching my clients with warmth, humor, and authenticity allows me to provide a compassionate approach to their specific challenges. I specialize in non-traditional relationship styles, blended families, and co-parenting. I draw from my experience as a Guardian ad Litem & domestic violence evaluator to support my clients during life changes such as traumatic divorce, criminal/legal, parenting, stepparenting, heartbreak, partnering, and marriage. My practice is gender and disability affirming, social justice oriented, and trauma-informed. LGBTQIA+ and polyamorous friendly.
(206) 678-0212 View (206) 678-0212
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Diane Heald Spengler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
If you are a woman in transition, or are feeling disheartened, depressed or stuck, I will give you assistance in identifying and uncovering your strengths, and recovering your joy of life! Or, if you are a member of a couple or family having difficulties, I will offer support and teach communication skills, which can deepen and enhance those relationships closest to you. It is often difficult to identify our stuck places and painful patterns. I have found that talking things through with someone with sound professional training and experience can offer new perspectives and life possibilities, allowing change to happen!
If you are a woman in transition, or are feeling disheartened, depressed or stuck, I will give you assistance in identifying and uncovering your strengths, and recovering your joy of life! Or, if you are a member of a couple or family having difficulties, I will offer support and teach communication skills, which can deepen and enhance those relationships closest to you. It is often difficult to identify our stuck places and painful patterns. I have found that talking things through with someone with sound professional training and experience can offer new perspectives and life possibilities, allowing change to happen!
(206) 823-3856 View (206) 823-3856
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Patricia Erskine BSN, MA, LMHC
Counselor, BSN, MA, LMHC, PLLC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110  (Online Only)
Are you in the midst of a difficult, traumatic, or confusing transition? I work with clients facing difficulties around trauma, relationships, midlife, leaving home, parenting, relocating, job loss, grief, anxiety, depression, culture shock, or other significant life events, including simply feeling stuck. I bring over 30 years of professional and personal development to my work with individuals and families. I hold a safe, secure, non-judgmental space in which to explore emotions, behaviors, thoughts, and feelings.
Are you in the midst of a difficult, traumatic, or confusing transition? I work with clients facing difficulties around trauma, relationships, midlife, leaving home, parenting, relocating, job loss, grief, anxiety, depression, culture shock, or other significant life events, including simply feeling stuck. I bring over 30 years of professional and personal development to my work with individuals and families. I hold a safe, secure, non-judgmental space in which to explore emotions, behaviors, thoughts, and feelings.
(206) 981-3093 x623 View (206) 981-3093 x623
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New Perceptions Counseling PLLC, Laural K. Casal
MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110  (Online Only)
In this juncture of your life, you might feel overwhelmed or like life is slipping beyond your grasp or capacities, but I'm here to help and extend my hand. Let me join you on a journey toward discovering what stability feels like in your life. My foremost aim is to assist you in charting a course toward such an equilibrium. I firmly believe that you, and you alone, are the arbiter of what works best for your life. Guided by your lead, our collaborative efforts will be directed by your lead. I hold the conviction that each person possess the potential to create enduring changes that align with your pursuit of health and wellness.
In this juncture of your life, you might feel overwhelmed or like life is slipping beyond your grasp or capacities, but I'm here to help and extend my hand. Let me join you on a journey toward discovering what stability feels like in your life. My foremost aim is to assist you in charting a course toward such an equilibrium. I firmly believe that you, and you alone, are the arbiter of what works best for your life. Guided by your lead, our collaborative efforts will be directed by your lead. I hold the conviction that each person possess the potential to create enduring changes that align with your pursuit of health and wellness.
(206) 627-4541 x1002 View (206) 627-4541 x1002
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Judith L Hanna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
"The journey we are on takes us in all different directions, testing us at every turn. There is help and hope. I have been honored to hear people's stories at various points of their journey; witnessing, observing, supporting, empathizing, listening and reflecting. Through hearing their stories, I have learned how fragile the human condition is, and at the same time, the empowering strengths and resiliency each one intrinsically has in adapting and surviving the difficulties put before them."
"The journey we are on takes us in all different directions, testing us at every turn. There is help and hope. I have been honored to hear people's stories at various points of their journey; witnessing, observing, supporting, empathizing, listening and reflecting. Through hearing their stories, I have learned how fragile the human condition is, and at the same time, the empowering strengths and resiliency each one intrinsically has in adapting and surviving the difficulties put before them."
(206) 238-0115 View (206) 238-0115
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Shelly Huffman, LMHC, LCPC, LLC
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LCPC, LLC
Verified Verified
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Clients who work with me feel empowered and reassured on their first visit, and they continue with me, because they notice changes happening. For the past 20 years, I've worked in private and group practices, providing counseling and other services to people from many different walks of life. I help people re-evaluate, become closer to a loved one, process difficult decisions or transitions and grieve significant losses. I enjoy helping people become more truthful about themselves and live with integrity. I fiercely protect the privacy and confidentiality of my clients and provide a private, safe setting for our work together.
Clients who work with me feel empowered and reassured on their first visit, and they continue with me, because they notice changes happening. For the past 20 years, I've worked in private and group practices, providing counseling and other services to people from many different walks of life. I help people re-evaluate, become closer to a loved one, process difficult decisions or transitions and grieve significant losses. I enjoy helping people become more truthful about themselves and live with integrity. I fiercely protect the privacy and confidentiality of my clients and provide a private, safe setting for our work together.
(206) 984-3013 View (206) 984-3013
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Courtney Oliver
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Throughout life we can stumble upon barriers that prevent us to be our true selves or reach our potential. These barriers can range from depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and any life transitions. Counseling gives you an opportunity to explore barriers and potential possibilities and gain insight that could benefit how you move forward. I work with you to establish these barriers and learn tools and ways to overcome them. My hope through counseling is to build your toolbox so you can be successful in creating a life you love and deserve.
Throughout life we can stumble upon barriers that prevent us to be our true selves or reach our potential. These barriers can range from depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and any life transitions. Counseling gives you an opportunity to explore barriers and potential possibilities and gain insight that could benefit how you move forward. I work with you to establish these barriers and learn tools and ways to overcome them. My hope through counseling is to build your toolbox so you can be successful in creating a life you love and deserve.
(206) 456-0771 View (206) 456-0771
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Kellee Gibbons
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110  (Online Only)
The emotional wounds caused by trauma, or by not getting our needs met when we are young, left untreated, continue to cost us dearly. They underlie our feelings of depression, anxiety, insecurity, and rage; our unhealthy patterns including addictions, eating disorders and insomnia; and the toxic, repetitive dynamics that keep playing out in our closest relationships, despite our best intentions. These wounds also compromise our motivation to move forward in our lives, and our ability to focus our attention, to make healthy decisions and to respond appropriately to what's happening around us.
The emotional wounds caused by trauma, or by not getting our needs met when we are young, left untreated, continue to cost us dearly. They underlie our feelings of depression, anxiety, insecurity, and rage; our unhealthy patterns including addictions, eating disorders and insomnia; and the toxic, repetitive dynamics that keep playing out in our closest relationships, despite our best intentions. These wounds also compromise our motivation to move forward in our lives, and our ability to focus our attention, to make healthy decisions and to respond appropriately to what's happening around us.
(206) 429-4887 View (206) 429-4887
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Megan Sater
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
I provide a different kind of therapy, one that goes beyond the treatment of symptoms and examines the multifaceted layers that comprise human health. My approach is vibrantly holistic. I walk alongside my clients as they cultivate a deeper knowledge of self and examine areas of imbalance and disconnection. I work with individuals and couples from an attachment-based perspective, guided by my belief that healing, joy, and secure attachment are always within reach. I implement Gottman Institute techniques in my work with couples to improve communication and connection and facilitate healing post-infidelity.
I provide a different kind of therapy, one that goes beyond the treatment of symptoms and examines the multifaceted layers that comprise human health. My approach is vibrantly holistic. I walk alongside my clients as they cultivate a deeper knowledge of self and examine areas of imbalance and disconnection. I work with individuals and couples from an attachment-based perspective, guided by my belief that healing, joy, and secure attachment are always within reach. I implement Gottman Institute techniques in my work with couples to improve communication and connection and facilitate healing post-infidelity.
(206) 408-1728 View (206) 408-1728
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Mark Adams - N. W. Family Psychology
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Mark Adams, MA, LMHC, is a licensed mental health counselor practicing in Poulsbo, Washington. He has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in various community mental health settings since 1994. Mark has extensive experience working with issues of domestic disputes and high conflict. He has worked with adults to repair the damage and undo legacies of harmful behavior. Within the context of that work, Mark developed and co-facilitated a unique group for men dealing with issues of both abusive behavior and substance abuse.
Mark Adams, MA, LMHC, is a licensed mental health counselor practicing in Poulsbo, Washington. He has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in various community mental health settings since 1994. Mark has extensive experience working with issues of domestic disputes and high conflict. He has worked with adults to repair the damage and undo legacies of harmful behavior. Within the context of that work, Mark developed and co-facilitated a unique group for men dealing with issues of both abusive behavior and substance abuse.
(206) 531-7203 View (206) 531-7203
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Amy L Membrere
Counselor, MA, LMHC, PLLC
Verified Verified
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Counseling provides a safe place to explore beliefs, thoughts, emotions and patterns of behavior interfering with functioning and well being. Emphasis is solution focused to improve quality of life. Specific training over the last 13 years has included suicidal thoughts, self harm, adolescent and teen transitions, pregnancy, postpartum transitions and depression, chronic trauma/invalidation and its effect on the individual throughout the lifespan. CBT, DBT skills and developmental theory influence my interventions.
Counseling provides a safe place to explore beliefs, thoughts, emotions and patterns of behavior interfering with functioning and well being. Emphasis is solution focused to improve quality of life. Specific training over the last 13 years has included suicidal thoughts, self harm, adolescent and teen transitions, pregnancy, postpartum transitions and depression, chronic trauma/invalidation and its effect on the individual throughout the lifespan. CBT, DBT skills and developmental theory influence my interventions.
(206) 539-0344 View (206) 539-0344
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Shakti Sutriasa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MA
Verified Verified
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Accepting new clients September 15, 2024. I know that asking for help can feel scary, vulnerable and sometimes even shameful. But it is essential when we decide to undergo the work of real change and transformation. I specialize in supporting older teens and adults who are struggling with trauma, anxiety, uncertainty, grief, or are experiencing a spiritual crisis. Together, we will identify and heal your emotional pain as well as release any negative stories, habits, and/or limiting beliefs that are holding you back. This process will enable you to experience greater freedom, happiness and fulfillment in your life.
Accepting new clients September 15, 2024. I know that asking for help can feel scary, vulnerable and sometimes even shameful. But it is essential when we decide to undergo the work of real change and transformation. I specialize in supporting older teens and adults who are struggling with trauma, anxiety, uncertainty, grief, or are experiencing a spiritual crisis. Together, we will identify and heal your emotional pain as well as release any negative stories, habits, and/or limiting beliefs that are holding you back. This process will enable you to experience greater freedom, happiness and fulfillment in your life.
(206) 237-6231 View (206) 237-6231
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Gail Westlin
Counselor, MS, MEd, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110  (Online Only)
You may hear a calling to forge a new path toward a more meaningful life, one free of old patterns that no longer serve you or your relationships. The calling inspires you to go deeper within. You long to live life more fully with greater aliveness, creativity, and life purpose.
You may hear a calling to forge a new path toward a more meaningful life, one free of old patterns that no longer serve you or your relationships. The calling inspires you to go deeper within. You long to live life more fully with greater aliveness, creativity, and life purpose.
(206) 309-6498 View (206) 309-6498
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Martha Wakenshaw
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
As a child, adolescent, and adult therapist, I customize treatment to clients of all ages and all walks of life. The art and science of counseling is one of listening, reflecting, teaching, and learning. It is a process of co-creation where individual differences and unique challenges to the human experience are valued. You will find my twenty years of experience as a therapist useful in assisting you to move through such experiences as family transitions, trauma, anxiety, depression, and other issues. I seek to help you find resolution to challenges your are facing in your life.
As a child, adolescent, and adult therapist, I customize treatment to clients of all ages and all walks of life. The art and science of counseling is one of listening, reflecting, teaching, and learning. It is a process of co-creation where individual differences and unique challenges to the human experience are valued. You will find my twenty years of experience as a therapist useful in assisting you to move through such experiences as family transitions, trauma, anxiety, depression, and other issues. I seek to help you find resolution to challenges your are facing in your life.
(425) 329-8279 View (425) 329-8279
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Barbara A Weiss
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
My passion is helping clients rediscover their true potentials and bring joy back into their lives. I follow a strengths-based model of practice while utilizing a combination of psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral techniques. Essentially, I believe in a holistic approach, in that all of our experiences (physical, emotional, spiritual, and social) are integral in our unique compositions. Our early experiences often show up in our current lives, and can manifest themselves in a myriad of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I value the interaction with my clients and believe in empowering clients by direct participation in the therapeutic process.
My passion is helping clients rediscover their true potentials and bring joy back into their lives. I follow a strengths-based model of practice while utilizing a combination of psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral techniques. Essentially, I believe in a holistic approach, in that all of our experiences (physical, emotional, spiritual, and social) are integral in our unique compositions. Our early experiences often show up in our current lives, and can manifest themselves in a myriad of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I value the interaction with my clients and believe in empowering clients by direct participation in the therapeutic process.
(253) 343-1863 View (253) 343-1863

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Number of Therapists in Bainbridge Island, WA

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Bainbridge Island, WA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
76% Trauma and PTSD
69% Grief
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Premera
57% Regence
46% Aetna

How Therapists in Bainbridge Island, WA see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bainbridge Island?

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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.