Therapists in Downtown, Bellevue, WA

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Amanda Bell
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Downtown, Bellevue, WA 98004
When we need help, asking can be difficult. It is a courageous step. I believe that we all hold natural capacities for resilience, growth, and healing. As a therapist, I offer a safe, supportive, and compassionate space for self-exploration and repair. My job is to support you along your journey, and I work hard to maintain a program of thoughtful practice because I’m devoted and passionate about this work.
When we need help, asking can be difficult. It is a courageous step. I believe that we all hold natural capacities for resilience, growth, and healing. As a therapist, I offer a safe, supportive, and compassionate space for self-exploration and repair. My job is to support you along your journey, and I work hard to maintain a program of thoughtful practice because I’m devoted and passionate about this work.
(425) 585-4387 View (425) 585-4387
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Janet Kowalski, PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Bellevue, WA 98004  (Online Only)
Through an authentic therapeutic relationship, my goal as a clinician is to help clients reverse maladaptive coping mechanisms and provide helpful tools to relieve anxiety and/or depression. As a specialist treating eating disorders for all ages and genders, I provide education and guidance through the recovery process. With specific training in Family Based Treatment from Stanford, I guide and support caregivers to help their adolescent normalize their relationship with food and body.
Through an authentic therapeutic relationship, my goal as a clinician is to help clients reverse maladaptive coping mechanisms and provide helpful tools to relieve anxiety and/or depression. As a specialist treating eating disorders for all ages and genders, I provide education and guidance through the recovery process. With specific training in Family Based Treatment from Stanford, I guide and support caregivers to help their adolescent normalize their relationship with food and body.
(425) 385-0030 View (425) 385-0030
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Melissa McCargar
Counselor, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Bellevue, WA 98004  (Online Only)
Now Accepting New Clients! I am a psychotherapist for And Still We Rise. I hold a Masters in Social Work from Texas State University. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process where clients are the experts in their own experiences, and that there are no one size fits all solutions. I understand it is important to focus on underserved communities, and I am dedicated to providing a safe, affirming space where individuals feel supported. To achieve this, my approach to therapy is evidence-based and centered in equity and justice.
Now Accepting New Clients! I am a psychotherapist for And Still We Rise. I hold a Masters in Social Work from Texas State University. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process where clients are the experts in their own experiences, and that there are no one size fits all solutions. I understand it is important to focus on underserved communities, and I am dedicated to providing a safe, affirming space where individuals feel supported. To achieve this, my approach to therapy is evidence-based and centered in equity and justice.
(425) 386-7543 View (425) 386-7543
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Caitlin Elisabeth Pitchon
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Downtown, Bellevue, WA 98004
Everyone has a story to tell and I'm here to listen to yours, to provide a warm, nonjudgmental space to reflect on your experiences and create lasting positive change that matters most to you. Anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, and major life changes can often make us feel detached from ourselves and those around us. It is an absolute privilege for me to provide a space where you can feel supported and understood. I specialize in my work with adolescents and young adults, with extensive experience in this demographic. I also assist adults with anxiety and addiction and help couples improve communication.
Everyone has a story to tell and I'm here to listen to yours, to provide a warm, nonjudgmental space to reflect on your experiences and create lasting positive change that matters most to you. Anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, and major life changes can often make us feel detached from ourselves and those around us. It is an absolute privilege for me to provide a space where you can feel supported and understood. I specialize in my work with adolescents and young adults, with extensive experience in this demographic. I also assist adults with anxiety and addiction and help couples improve communication.
(425) 225-3567 View (425) 225-3567
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Latrelle Huff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Bellevue, WA 98004  (Online Only)
Seeking Therapy is a courageous act of self-love; however, it can feel scary at first, but I want you to know that you made the right decision. A safe therapeutic environment would promote growth, healing, and stability. Therapy provides a haven for you to discuss things that you are currently struggling with or have experienced in the past and have not been able to heal from the situation completely. I have experience assisting individuals and couples in finding effective coping strategies to help manage life and relationship challenges.
Seeking Therapy is a courageous act of self-love; however, it can feel scary at first, but I want you to know that you made the right decision. A safe therapeutic environment would promote growth, healing, and stability. Therapy provides a haven for you to discuss things that you are currently struggling with or have experienced in the past and have not been able to heal from the situation completely. I have experience assisting individuals and couples in finding effective coping strategies to help manage life and relationship challenges.
(425) 842-1733 x1 View (425) 842-1733 x1
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Carla Munger
Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Bellevue, WA 98015  (Online Only)
You’ve got a ring on your finger and a date on your calendar, but you’re quickly realizing that wedding planning isn’t as blissful as you hoped. You’re overwhelmed, irritable, anxious, and exhausted. From decision fatigue to spotlight fright; family drama to bad bridesmaids; difficult vendors to tight budgets, and of course unpacking and letting go of the emotional baggage that you don’t want to carry into your marriage… engagement and wedding planning is an emotional maze. The truth is most brides feel tired, stressed, and often times isolated. Left untreated these feelings can develop into true anxiety, depression, and burnout.
You’ve got a ring on your finger and a date on your calendar, but you’re quickly realizing that wedding planning isn’t as blissful as you hoped. You’re overwhelmed, irritable, anxious, and exhausted. From decision fatigue to spotlight fright; family drama to bad bridesmaids; difficult vendors to tight budgets, and of course unpacking and letting go of the emotional baggage that you don’t want to carry into your marriage… engagement and wedding planning is an emotional maze. The truth is most brides feel tired, stressed, and often times isolated. Left untreated these feelings can develop into true anxiety, depression, and burnout.
(425) 541-7533 View (425) 541-7533
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Steven Katz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Bellevue, WA 98004  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Finding a therapist you feel comfortable with makes the work of therapy easier and more productive. I try to help recognize and name the solutions which thankfully have helped us deal with the troubling events we have made it through. But those solutions- such as avoidance, doing too much for others and too little for ourselves, or over-focusing on work- can become entrenched and now get in the way of feeling at ease or fulfilled. Learning and trying new solutions helps us step away from these patterns. Let's see if we can accomplish something together.
Finding a therapist you feel comfortable with makes the work of therapy easier and more productive. I try to help recognize and name the solutions which thankfully have helped us deal with the troubling events we have made it through. But those solutions- such as avoidance, doing too much for others and too little for ourselves, or over-focusing on work- can become entrenched and now get in the way of feeling at ease or fulfilled. Learning and trying new solutions helps us step away from these patterns. Let's see if we can accomplish something together.
(206) 759-2818 View (206) 759-2818
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And Still We Rise, LLC
PsyD
Verified Verified
Downtown, Bellevue, WA 98006  (Online Only)
ASWR is Now Accepting New Clients! I am a psychoanalytically and trauma-informed black feminist and womanist psychologist with training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Attachment Theory, and Feminist Therapy.
ASWR is Now Accepting New Clients! I am a psychoanalytically and trauma-informed black feminist and womanist psychologist with training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Attachment Theory, and Feminist Therapy.
(425) 629-8923 View (425) 629-8923
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Stephanie Gastaldi
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Bellevue, WA 98005
Accepting new clients. Are you struggling with trauma or difficult life experiences? Healing from painful life experiences can feel lonely. I am here to help on your journey of healing, growth, & self-discovery. Through my warm, thoughtful, and collaborative I will help you discover your own strengths and resiliency. I typically work with teens, adult, and families on issues such as depression, anxiety, coping skills, PTSD, life transitions, sexuality, and grief and loss.
Accepting new clients. Are you struggling with trauma or difficult life experiences? Healing from painful life experiences can feel lonely. I am here to help on your journey of healing, growth, & self-discovery. Through my warm, thoughtful, and collaborative I will help you discover your own strengths and resiliency. I typically work with teens, adult, and families on issues such as depression, anxiety, coping skills, PTSD, life transitions, sexuality, and grief and loss.
(425) 305-4868 View (425) 305-4868
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Jennifer Tillman
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Bellevue, WA 98004  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Jenny Tillman and I am currently accepting new clients for individual therapy services through Sound Resilience Health. I work with clients ages 15 and older struggling with anxiety, interpersonal conflicts, parenting challenges, depression, mood disorders and challenges surrounding eating behaviors, and self-harm.
Hello! My name is Jenny Tillman and I am currently accepting new clients for individual therapy services through Sound Resilience Health. I work with clients ages 15 and older struggling with anxiety, interpersonal conflicts, parenting challenges, depression, mood disorders and challenges surrounding eating behaviors, and self-harm.
(425) 748-8963 View (425) 748-8963
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Frankie John
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, YTT
Verified Verified
Downtown, Bellevue, WA 98004  (Online Only)
My purpose in life is to have a positive impact on people's lives. It brings me tremendous joy to uplift people around me. As a therapist, I am dedicated to helping my clients on their journey to live their lives to their full potential. I am committed to showing up and supporting my clients to learn about themselves, heal, and grow. Together, we can discover what it is that holds you back and no longer serves you. We will explore how to redirect your energy to harvest more joy, purpose, and fulfillment in your life.
My purpose in life is to have a positive impact on people's lives. It brings me tremendous joy to uplift people around me. As a therapist, I am dedicated to helping my clients on their journey to live their lives to their full potential. I am committed to showing up and supporting my clients to learn about themselves, heal, and grow. Together, we can discover what it is that holds you back and no longer serves you. We will explore how to redirect your energy to harvest more joy, purpose, and fulfillment in your life.
(425) 777-7745 View (425) 777-7745
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Mei Thompson (Yijing Mei Thompson)
Counselor, MS, LPC-A, NCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Bellevue, WA 98005  (Online Only)
“Shame dies when stories are told in a safe environment”. I believe that building a safe and genuine relationship with clients is essential in facilitating healing. Relating to others in an empathetic and genuine way has always been my nature, and I bring these to my counseling sessions. I believe that when we help our clients recognize their own strength and resiliency, they discover a new potential within themselves. I feel a special connection working with clients who identify as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). I am excited to use my knowledge and experience to help them work through their unique struggles.
“Shame dies when stories are told in a safe environment”. I believe that building a safe and genuine relationship with clients is essential in facilitating healing. Relating to others in an empathetic and genuine way has always been my nature, and I bring these to my counseling sessions. I believe that when we help our clients recognize their own strength and resiliency, they discover a new potential within themselves. I feel a special connection working with clients who identify as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). I am excited to use my knowledge and experience to help them work through their unique struggles.
(206) 208-1439 View (206) 208-1439
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Brunette Dawson
Mental Health Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Downtown, Bellevue, WA 98004  (Online Only)
Dr. Brunette Dawson provides evidence-based psychotherapy and psychological/diagnostic assessment for, children, teens, adults, and families. In her clinical work, she utilizes an integrative approach, choosing techniques that are uniquely tailored to fit the individual needs of each client. Dr. Dawson is a clinically trained psychotherapist with a PhD and MA in Clinical Psychology. She has specialized training and experience in providing comprehensive psychological and forensic mental health evaluations and individual psychotherapy.
Dr. Brunette Dawson provides evidence-based psychotherapy and psychological/diagnostic assessment for, children, teens, adults, and families. In her clinical work, she utilizes an integrative approach, choosing techniques that are uniquely tailored to fit the individual needs of each client. Dr. Dawson is a clinically trained psychotherapist with a PhD and MA in Clinical Psychology. She has specialized training and experience in providing comprehensive psychological and forensic mental health evaluations and individual psychotherapy.
(425) 365-0253 View (425) 365-0253
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Samantha Moyer
Counselor, LMHCA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Bellevue, WA 98004
Now accepting new clients! Are you currently experiencing a sense of fatigue from life's challenges? Perhaps you find yourself wrestling with a disconnection from both yourself and others, sensing a decrease in your enthusiasm for life, or feeling stuck in a certain place. Do these struggles affect your engagement with the world, your relationships, or, most importantly, your relationship with yourself? If you're weary of the repetitive patterns of self-sabotage and find it challenging to embrace new ways of living, know that you don't have to navigate this journey alone.
Now accepting new clients! Are you currently experiencing a sense of fatigue from life's challenges? Perhaps you find yourself wrestling with a disconnection from both yourself and others, sensing a decrease in your enthusiasm for life, or feeling stuck in a certain place. Do these struggles affect your engagement with the world, your relationships, or, most importantly, your relationship with yourself? If you're weary of the repetitive patterns of self-sabotage and find it challenging to embrace new ways of living, know that you don't have to navigate this journey alone.
(425) 517-2236 View (425) 517-2236
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Daniel McKenzie
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CSAT
Verified Verified
Downtown, Bellevue, WA 98004
Doesn't life feel too hard sometimes? Whether you're struggling with negative emotions, had something happen to you, or created a mess of your own, I want to help you find your way again and for you to know you're not alone. I've been helping adults, couples, parents, and families for over 15 years get their lives moving in the direction they want again, and hope you'll give me a chance too. I offer a client-centered approach for your unique situation and needs. For some people and in some stages of therapy I'll do a lot of listening. For other people and stages, I'll provide perspective and guidance as desired.
Doesn't life feel too hard sometimes? Whether you're struggling with negative emotions, had something happen to you, or created a mess of your own, I want to help you find your way again and for you to know you're not alone. I've been helping adults, couples, parents, and families for over 15 years get their lives moving in the direction they want again, and hope you'll give me a chance too. I offer a client-centered approach for your unique situation and needs. For some people and in some stages of therapy I'll do a lot of listening. For other people and stages, I'll provide perspective and guidance as desired.
(206) 900-8208 View (206) 900-8208
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Shar Kunovsky
Counselor, JD, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Bellevue, WA 98004  (Online Only)
**NEW CLIENTS - Please email me** No one deserves to live in pain. For therapy to work, you need three things: curiosity about yourself and your interactions with others, an authentic connection with your therapist, and concrete, practical tools and skills to promote real and lasting change. My job is to facilitate an understanding of what is causing you pain and getting in your way of creating your best life. As your therapist, I don’t “just listen.” I use an integrative approach, combining several modalities to create the most effective treatment for each client. I practice remote therapy with individual adults.
**NEW CLIENTS - Please email me** No one deserves to live in pain. For therapy to work, you need three things: curiosity about yourself and your interactions with others, an authentic connection with your therapist, and concrete, practical tools and skills to promote real and lasting change. My job is to facilitate an understanding of what is causing you pain and getting in your way of creating your best life. As your therapist, I don’t “just listen.” I use an integrative approach, combining several modalities to create the most effective treatment for each client. I practice remote therapy with individual adults.
(425) 264-8713 View (425) 264-8713
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Ashley Levien
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MHP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Downtown, Bellevue, WA 98004  (Online Only)
I am a holistic, integrative, person-centered, culturally considerate therapist for adolescents ages 13 & up, individuals, partners and families. I am curious, open-minded, and non-judgmental. I believe communication with yourself and others is at the heart of successful relationships. I also believe that you know what you need to heal and my job is to help you get more in touch with that part of yourself. As an empathetic witness, advocate, and guide, I will help you increase your self-awareness and sense of agency through mindful observation, personal exploration, and collaborative experimentation.
I am a holistic, integrative, person-centered, culturally considerate therapist for adolescents ages 13 & up, individuals, partners and families. I am curious, open-minded, and non-judgmental. I believe communication with yourself and others is at the heart of successful relationships. I also believe that you know what you need to heal and my job is to help you get more in touch with that part of yourself. As an empathetic witness, advocate, and guide, I will help you increase your self-awareness and sense of agency through mindful observation, personal exploration, and collaborative experimentation.
(425) 970-9186 View (425) 970-9186
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Mona Khayal
Counselor, LMHC, MA, SUDP, BBA, PhD Std
Verified Verified
Downtown, Bellevue, WA 98005
Feeling anxious, depressed, exhausted, or misunderstood? You are not alone. In this practice, personalized support is offered to tackle challenges like trauma, anxiety, or life changes. The goal is to create a safe, empathetic space for you, where exploration, gaining insights, and resilience-building are encouraged. Taking that courageous first step towards healing and empowerment matters. Your well-being is valued deeply. The ultimate mission is to empower you to lead a fulfilling and authentic life, aligning your actions with your most cherished values.
Feeling anxious, depressed, exhausted, or misunderstood? You are not alone. In this practice, personalized support is offered to tackle challenges like trauma, anxiety, or life changes. The goal is to create a safe, empathetic space for you, where exploration, gaining insights, and resilience-building are encouraged. Taking that courageous first step towards healing and empowerment matters. Your well-being is valued deeply. The ultimate mission is to empower you to lead a fulfilling and authentic life, aligning your actions with your most cherished values.
(425) 522-5690 View (425) 522-5690
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Terran Imani Poindexter
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Bellevue, WA 98004  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As a therapist, I work to form an empathetic and collaborative relationship with clients and form an understanding of the difficulties that brought them to therapy, explore clients' goals, and how to achieve them. As the client being the expert, we will work to identify what is holding them back from achieving and maintaining their desired results. As a former division l scholar athlete, my goal is to work as a team and encourage clients in a direction towards positive change.
As a therapist, I work to form an empathetic and collaborative relationship with clients and form an understanding of the difficulties that brought them to therapy, explore clients' goals, and how to achieve them. As the client being the expert, we will work to identify what is holding them back from achieving and maintaining their desired results. As a former division l scholar athlete, my goal is to work as a team and encourage clients in a direction towards positive change.
(425) 490-4736 View (425) 490-4736
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Nancy Bell
Counselor, MC, NCC, LMHC, PLLC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Bellevue, WA 98004
I have been working with individuals and couples since 1978. I love what I do and I believe my clients know it. I also believe they feel the respect I have for them. I know it takes courage to ask for help, especially when feeling vulnerable. All of us, at some point, experience painful life circumstances or relationship difficulties--usually accompanied by symptoms of depression and/or anxiety. At times we know our lives are not what they could be, but in spite of all our best efforts we may feel stuck.
I have been working with individuals and couples since 1978. I love what I do and I believe my clients know it. I also believe they feel the respect I have for them. I know it takes courage to ask for help, especially when feeling vulnerable. All of us, at some point, experience painful life circumstances or relationship difficulties--usually accompanied by symptoms of depression and/or anxiety. At times we know our lives are not what they could be, but in spite of all our best efforts we may feel stuck.
(425) 453-1583 View (425) 453-1583

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Number of Therapists in Downtown, Bellevue, WA

600+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Downtown, Bellevue, WA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
74% Stress
71% Trauma and PTSD
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Premera
55% Aetna
53% Regence

How Therapists in Downtown, Bellevue, WA see their clients

52% In Person and Online
48% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
24% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Downtown, Bellevue?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.