Therapists in Bainbridge Island, WA

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Shannon Maricielo
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Hello and welcome! My work is focused on helping clients strengthen any number of dimensions in their relationships, including emotional connection, safety and intimacy, communication, conflict resolution, self- and other-confidence, trust building and repair from infidelity. I am trained in systems theory, which means I approach therapeutic work through the context of your relational systems, interactions, and feedback loops that create and perpetuate the problems, patterns, and behaviors clients are seeking to resolve. This often translates to facilitating change within the system in contrast to only within the individual.
Hello and welcome! My work is focused on helping clients strengthen any number of dimensions in their relationships, including emotional connection, safety and intimacy, communication, conflict resolution, self- and other-confidence, trust building and repair from infidelity. I am trained in systems theory, which means I approach therapeutic work through the context of your relational systems, interactions, and feedback loops that create and perpetuate the problems, patterns, and behaviors clients are seeking to resolve. This often translates to facilitating change within the system in contrast to only within the individual.
(206) 590-7545 View (206) 590-7545
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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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Stephen Rowley
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110  (Online Only)
I am currently taking new clients on a limited basis. I work with teens and adult individuals. I specialize in trauma, which underlies many psycho-emotional problems such as anxiety and depression. However, I am chiefly interested in working with people experiencing important life transitions and challenges, especially when they feel stuck, confused, or lost. I am available for a short, no-cost phone interview to answer your questions about my practice.
I am currently taking new clients on a limited basis. I work with teens and adult individuals. I specialize in trauma, which underlies many psycho-emotional problems such as anxiety and depression. However, I am chiefly interested in working with people experiencing important life transitions and challenges, especially when they feel stuck, confused, or lost. I am available for a short, no-cost phone interview to answer your questions about my practice.
(206) 312-3187 View (206) 312-3187
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Kim Goerlitz
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed marriage and family therapy associate. I work with individuals, families, and couples of all ages and backgrounds. Issues I address include lifecycle transitions, post-partum, parent coaching, caregiver support, neurodiversity, individualized education plans, couples counseling, chronic illnesses, elder care, trauma recovery, and grief counseling.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapy associate. I work with individuals, families, and couples of all ages and backgrounds. Issues I address include lifecycle transitions, post-partum, parent coaching, caregiver support, neurodiversity, individualized education plans, couples counseling, chronic illnesses, elder care, trauma recovery, and grief counseling.
(206) 984-3483 View (206) 984-3483
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Christine Havens
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110  (Online Only)
For 29 years, I've worked with clients to support healing around trauma, marriage/partnering, sexuality, grief, depression/anxiety, addictions. Using Somatic Experiencing, family of origin, meditation/movement work, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Internal Family Systems, I work with clients to help them develop a deeper sense of self, to face life's inevitable challenges with clarity and resources. Clients can repair their marriages/partnerships. Emphasized is the capacity to stay emotionally present, to attune, differentiate, have healthy boundaries, practice dual awareness and have clarity about attachment issues.
For 29 years, I've worked with clients to support healing around trauma, marriage/partnering, sexuality, grief, depression/anxiety, addictions. Using Somatic Experiencing, family of origin, meditation/movement work, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Internal Family Systems, I work with clients to help them develop a deeper sense of self, to face life's inevitable challenges with clarity and resources. Clients can repair their marriages/partnerships. Emphasized is the capacity to stay emotionally present, to attune, differentiate, have healthy boundaries, practice dual awareness and have clarity about attachment issues.
(206) 759-7147 View (206) 759-7147
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Kaeti Gugiu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, MHCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Hey, welcome to my little portal. The people I work best with experience daily struggles related to C-PTSD/Complex Trauma, neurodivergence, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, dissociative disorders, emotional challenges and relationship issues. They're often navigating the effects of marginalization and oppression, for themselves and intergenerationally. We work toward processing those experiences while gaining tools, self-knowledge, and understanding along the way. Together we tailor this process to suit you and your needs, help you find safety and strength, and make supported changes toward your goals.
Hey, welcome to my little portal. The people I work best with experience daily struggles related to C-PTSD/Complex Trauma, neurodivergence, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, dissociative disorders, emotional challenges and relationship issues. They're often navigating the effects of marginalization and oppression, for themselves and intergenerationally. We work toward processing those experiences while gaining tools, self-knowledge, and understanding along the way. Together we tailor this process to suit you and your needs, help you find safety and strength, and make supported changes toward your goals.
(206) 350-1577 View (206) 350-1577
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Galyn Burke
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in helping adults, couples, and families struggling with anxiety, depression, and trauma resolution. From day one, I am transparent with my clients about how their brains work (using biological neuroscience) and why I am asking them to engage in a certain exercise or dive into a specific aspect of their past. Knowledge is power and my goal is to empower my clients to not only reach their goals in therapy but to develop the insight, wisdom, and skill necessary to enhance all aspects of their lives.
I specialize in helping adults, couples, and families struggling with anxiety, depression, and trauma resolution. From day one, I am transparent with my clients about how their brains work (using biological neuroscience) and why I am asking them to engage in a certain exercise or dive into a specific aspect of their past. Knowledge is power and my goal is to empower my clients to not only reach their goals in therapy but to develop the insight, wisdom, and skill necessary to enhance all aspects of their lives.
(206) 222-8719 View (206) 222-8719
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Kristin Cronin Boone
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Kristin Cronin Boone LMFT works with Individuals, Couples, Parents, and Families through the framework of the nervous system to help them understand the underlying systems in their relationships and how to better communicate and connect with each other. ​
Kristin Cronin Boone LMFT works with Individuals, Couples, Parents, and Families through the framework of the nervous system to help them understand the underlying systems in their relationships and how to better communicate and connect with each other. ​
(206) 565-0461 View (206) 565-0461
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Aubrey Lough
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SUDP, MA
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have experience working with couples, families and individuals of all ages from a variety of cultures/ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, and religious beliefs, as well as LGBTQIA+. My approach is integrated, operating from a systems theory background, with a lens that is relational and informed by awareness of how societal factors impact experience. Working as a certified substance use disorder counselor, I address not only the individual user, but the impact of use on loved ones. I see change happening through shifts from a person seeing themselves as the problem to seeing themselves as a person up against a problem.
I have experience working with couples, families and individuals of all ages from a variety of cultures/ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, and religious beliefs, as well as LGBTQIA+. My approach is integrated, operating from a systems theory background, with a lens that is relational and informed by awareness of how societal factors impact experience. Working as a certified substance use disorder counselor, I address not only the individual user, but the impact of use on loved ones. I see change happening through shifts from a person seeing themselves as the problem to seeing themselves as a person up against a problem.
(206) 590-7235 View (206) 590-7235
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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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Jane Ellen Curtis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with training from the University of Washington School of Medicine and Utah State University. I offer individual, couples, and family psychotherapy for issues related to depression, anxiety, health concerns, grief, and/or adjustment difficulties due to life changes. I have worked with many successful professionals who require the services of a highly trained doctoral level provider.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with training from the University of Washington School of Medicine and Utah State University. I offer individual, couples, and family psychotherapy for issues related to depression, anxiety, health concerns, grief, and/or adjustment difficulties due to life changes. I have worked with many successful professionals who require the services of a highly trained doctoral level provider.
(206) 922-8838 View (206) 922-8838
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Sarah Dubitzky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSWA
Verified Verified
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
On Maternity Leave Until Fall 2024 - Life is most fulfilling when we know and honor our true selves, and learn to live authentically from that place. Challenging life events, like grief, childhood trauma, divorce, career changes, parenthood, and even everyday stressors may leave you feeling lost over time. As a psychotherapist, it is my job to help you learn the tools you need to navigate these stressors and begin building the life you really want.
On Maternity Leave Until Fall 2024 - Life is most fulfilling when we know and honor our true selves, and learn to live authentically from that place. Challenging life events, like grief, childhood trauma, divorce, career changes, parenthood, and even everyday stressors may leave you feeling lost over time. As a psychotherapist, it is my job to help you learn the tools you need to navigate these stressors and begin building the life you really want.
(206) 450-4456 View (206) 450-4456
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Dr. Katherine Nordell Fort
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Waitlist for new clients
I hold a PhD in Counseling and am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of Washington, providing both short-term and long-term individual psychotherapy to adolescents (over 13 years) and adults. I aim to provide a safe, supportive, self-reflective, and healing environment where we will work toward a deeper understanding and appreciation of your authentic self. Together we will strengthen your personal awareness and confidence by exploring, uncovering and sharing your personal truths, life experiences, losses, achievements, fears, goals, and dreams.
I hold a PhD in Counseling and am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of Washington, providing both short-term and long-term individual psychotherapy to adolescents (over 13 years) and adults. I aim to provide a safe, supportive, self-reflective, and healing environment where we will work toward a deeper understanding and appreciation of your authentic self. Together we will strengthen your personal awareness and confidence by exploring, uncovering and sharing your personal truths, life experiences, losses, achievements, fears, goals, and dreams.
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Carrie Stansell Paterson
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
I offer holistic client-centered psychotherapy to individuals and couples with: Conflict in relationships, feelings of disconnection, social anxiety, depression, low-self-esteem, lack of motivation or satisfaction, postpartum depression and anxiety, excessive worry, generalized anxiety, memory loss, cognitive impairment, dementia, difficult life transitions, grief and loss, chronic medical conditions and pain, substance and behavioral addictions, unwanted habits, and caregiver stress and burnout. I have a passion for social justice, equality and offer affirmative psychotherapy for those identifying within the LGBTQIA community.
I offer holistic client-centered psychotherapy to individuals and couples with: Conflict in relationships, feelings of disconnection, social anxiety, depression, low-self-esteem, lack of motivation or satisfaction, postpartum depression and anxiety, excessive worry, generalized anxiety, memory loss, cognitive impairment, dementia, difficult life transitions, grief and loss, chronic medical conditions and pain, substance and behavioral addictions, unwanted habits, and caregiver stress and burnout. I have a passion for social justice, equality and offer affirmative psychotherapy for those identifying within the LGBTQIA community.
(206) 279-1063 View (206) 279-1063
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Justine Joslyn
MA
Verified Verified
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110  (Online Only)
Hello! Since 2006, I have helped couples & families resolve stuck dynamics with communication & connection skills. I also assist individuals recover from depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction & ADHD/ADD, with support through transitions such as divorce, loss, abuse recovery & existential or spiritual awakening. My style is flexible and tailored to your preferences, balancing compassion with real results. You'll also learn how to re-connect to your with your wise inner guidance, and replace negative ego chatter with empowering narratives that inspire smart, bold moves with your career, creativity & relationships.
Hello! Since 2006, I have helped couples & families resolve stuck dynamics with communication & connection skills. I also assist individuals recover from depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction & ADHD/ADD, with support through transitions such as divorce, loss, abuse recovery & existential or spiritual awakening. My style is flexible and tailored to your preferences, balancing compassion with real results. You'll also learn how to re-connect to your with your wise inner guidance, and replace negative ego chatter with empowering narratives that inspire smart, bold moves with your career, creativity & relationships.
(360) 946-0941 View (360) 946-0941
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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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David McNamara
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
I see psychotherapy as a way to more fully empower and express one’s self in the world, whether as a child, teen, or adult, and, in the process, heal the various “symptoms” that stand in the way. It’s my belief and experience that that sense of self is, by nature, strong, clear, and caring, and yet can become problematic, in feelings and behavior, through the difficult experiences that life can bring. I see my role as helping to bring forth the experience of this successful and caring self, and, specifically to assist the client to heal the problematic traumas, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors, that interfere with this.
I see psychotherapy as a way to more fully empower and express one’s self in the world, whether as a child, teen, or adult, and, in the process, heal the various “symptoms” that stand in the way. It’s my belief and experience that that sense of self is, by nature, strong, clear, and caring, and yet can become problematic, in feelings and behavior, through the difficult experiences that life can bring. I see my role as helping to bring forth the experience of this successful and caring self, and, specifically to assist the client to heal the problematic traumas, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors, that interfere with this.
(206) 823-0893 View (206) 823-0893
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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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Bethany Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
I am interested in the meanings that you make from your life experiences and the influence that these have on your perspectives of yourself, your relationships, and your future. I find that viewing problems as separate from personhood helps to lessen feelings of guilt and shame so that we can work together in a collaborative environment. My training in family systems theory informs my view of people in the context of their relationships, environment, and culture. I consider it a privilege to work with people to bring about the changes they desire in their lives and relationships.
I am interested in the meanings that you make from your life experiences and the influence that these have on your perspectives of yourself, your relationships, and your future. I find that viewing problems as separate from personhood helps to lessen feelings of guilt and shame so that we can work together in a collaborative environment. My training in family systems theory informs my view of people in the context of their relationships, environment, and culture. I consider it a privilege to work with people to bring about the changes they desire in their lives and relationships.
(253) 248-4519 x5 View (253) 248-4519 x5
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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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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
83% Relationship Issues
81% Self Esteem
76% Trauma and PTSD
69% Grief
69% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Premera
55% Regence
49% 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
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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.