Therapists in Overlake, Bellevue, WA

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Jennifer Liu
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Overlake, Bellevue, WA 98005
Not accepting new clients
I offer individual counseling to high school aged teens and adults. I have a passion for working with the issues that teens and their families face, viewing this time period to be critical developmentally. As a second-generation Taiwanese American born and raised in the U.S., I can work as a bridge between parents and teenagers with bicultural backgrounds. My areas of focus are anxiety, depression, divorce, grief and loss, suicidal ideation, identity development, eating issues, navigating transitions, and social anxiety.
I offer individual counseling to high school aged teens and adults. I have a passion for working with the issues that teens and their families face, viewing this time period to be critical developmentally. As a second-generation Taiwanese American born and raised in the U.S., I can work as a bridge between parents and teenagers with bicultural backgrounds. My areas of focus are anxiety, depression, divorce, grief and loss, suicidal ideation, identity development, eating issues, navigating transitions, and social anxiety.
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Janette Allred Howarth
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, LMHP
Verified Verified
Overlake, Bellevue, WA 98004
My professional interests and current training experience are in the area of personality and mood disorders. I have certification in treating psychological trauma and it connection to addiction. It is critical that professionals are trained in handling psychological trauma and addiction brought on by a variety of factors, including mental health factors. I identify the basis of negative emotional reactivity, look at the motivational factors of deviant behavior or impulsive behaviors in general and assist the client in gaining healthy life skills that will help them through their difficulties.
My professional interests and current training experience are in the area of personality and mood disorders. I have certification in treating psychological trauma and it connection to addiction. It is critical that professionals are trained in handling psychological trauma and addiction brought on by a variety of factors, including mental health factors. I identify the basis of negative emotional reactivity, look at the motivational factors of deviant behavior or impulsive behaviors in general and assist the client in gaining healthy life skills that will help them through their difficulties.
(425) 620-3179 View (425) 620-3179
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Caroline Cutrone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Overlake, Bellevue, WA 98008
Do you feel that you are not your normal self and are looking for support in healing? In our society, it is easy to get caught up in our daily tasks and neglect our mental health. If you are looking for a space to heal, get support, and feel heard then you have come to the right place. I believe that therapy is a space where you can receive support and learn more about yourself in a safe environment.
Do you feel that you are not your normal self and are looking for support in healing? In our society, it is easy to get caught up in our daily tasks and neglect our mental health. If you are looking for a space to heal, get support, and feel heard then you have come to the right place. I believe that therapy is a space where you can receive support and learn more about yourself in a safe environment.
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Sami Price-Brown
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Overlake, Bellevue, WA 98004
Waitlist for new clients
Your story matters. Peoples’ stories can get messy and I am not afraid to sit in that mess with my clients. I use Narrative Therapy to help clients see the power of their own story and allow me into that narrative so that together we can redefine the messier or more broken parts. I also use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help clients pinpoint what they value most about their story and work toward acceptance and commitment in taking action steps toward their goals.
Your story matters. Peoples’ stories can get messy and I am not afraid to sit in that mess with my clients. I use Narrative Therapy to help clients see the power of their own story and allow me into that narrative so that together we can redefine the messier or more broken parts. I also use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help clients pinpoint what they value most about their story and work toward acceptance and commitment in taking action steps toward their goals.
(425) 448-6643 View (425) 448-6643
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Traverse Therapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Overlake, Bellevue, WA 98005
Traverse Therapy is currently open to new clients! My name is Alexandra. Taking the initiative to seek a therapist is an excellent way to support your mental health. We all experience times when we could use some extra care, whether it's dealing with social anxiety, relationship struggles, life transitions, or feeling stuck. My therapeutic interventions are rooted in strengths-based and trauma-informed care, and my goal is to empower my clients to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives by equipping them with the necessary skills and support to overcome their challenges.
Traverse Therapy is currently open to new clients! My name is Alexandra. Taking the initiative to seek a therapist is an excellent way to support your mental health. We all experience times when we could use some extra care, whether it's dealing with social anxiety, relationship struggles, life transitions, or feeling stuck. My therapeutic interventions are rooted in strengths-based and trauma-informed care, and my goal is to empower my clients to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives by equipping them with the necessary skills and support to overcome their challenges.
(425) 414-3747 View (425) 414-3747
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Specialized OCD and Anxiety Therapy - Josh Kaplan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Overlake, Bellevue, WA 98006
Do you feel caught in a never-ending loop of worries or uncertainty? Or maybe you’re troubled by recurrent intrusive thoughts and images? Do social interactions cause you to freeze up and panic? These are the common concerns my clients present with. Despite their best efforts they can’t seem to find lasting relief. I'm here to tell you that there's hope and an evidence-based path forward to peace of mind. In my practice, I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) – two of the most effective tools science has given us for confronting and overcoming the challenges of both Anxiety and OCD.
Do you feel caught in a never-ending loop of worries or uncertainty? Or maybe you’re troubled by recurrent intrusive thoughts and images? Do social interactions cause you to freeze up and panic? These are the common concerns my clients present with. Despite their best efforts they can’t seem to find lasting relief. I'm here to tell you that there's hope and an evidence-based path forward to peace of mind. In my practice, I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) – two of the most effective tools science has given us for confronting and overcoming the challenges of both Anxiety and OCD.
(425) 906-3369 View (425) 906-3369
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Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) for PTSD in Seattle
Verified Verified
Overlake, Bellevue, WA 98004
Offering Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) to treat PTSD in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington. SGB is successful in approximately 85% of patients who see an almost immediate 50% reduction in PTSD symptoms on average (mean reduction in the PCL-5 (PTSD) score of 30 points). The stellate ganglion is a control center for the sympathetic nervous system and a conduit for PTSD triggers. SGB is a low risk injection which stops the sympathetic nervous system overdrive in PTSD patients, so triggers can be reduced or even eliminated. Patients are then better able to engage in the psychological work related to trauma events and PTSD.
Offering Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) to treat PTSD in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington. SGB is successful in approximately 85% of patients who see an almost immediate 50% reduction in PTSD symptoms on average (mean reduction in the PCL-5 (PTSD) score of 30 points). The stellate ganglion is a control center for the sympathetic nervous system and a conduit for PTSD triggers. SGB is a low risk injection which stops the sympathetic nervous system overdrive in PTSD patients, so triggers can be reduced or even eliminated. Patients are then better able to engage in the psychological work related to trauma events and PTSD.
(425) 230-4264 View (425) 230-4264
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Ashley Spreda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Overlake, Bellevue, WA 98004  (Online Only)
Are you feeling on edge or restless often? Do you struggle with sleep and often feel fatigued or low energy during the day? Do you have a lot of muscle tension? I help people whose anxiety feels out of control. What if you could learn how to soothe yourself during distressing times and feel more in control of your emotions? Sometimes, the best solution for anxiety is to get help from a supportive and skilled therapist who knows how to guide you towards a calmer and more fulfilling life. I can help you focus on what you have control of during this uncertain time where so much is out of our control.
Are you feeling on edge or restless often? Do you struggle with sleep and often feel fatigued or low energy during the day? Do you have a lot of muscle tension? I help people whose anxiety feels out of control. What if you could learn how to soothe yourself during distressing times and feel more in control of your emotions? Sometimes, the best solution for anxiety is to get help from a supportive and skilled therapist who knows how to guide you towards a calmer and more fulfilling life. I can help you focus on what you have control of during this uncertain time where so much is out of our control.
(425) 385-0178 View (425) 385-0178
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Alex A Gomez
Counselor, PsyD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Overlake, Bellevue, WA 98007
I’m eager to help you find new ways to think about your struggles and to embrace your whole self so that you feel up to the challenges of life. I can assist you to develop the awareness to understand why you are stuck, where you became stuck and help you carefully imagine and explore pathways for moving forward, through the pain, struggle, and grief, to a more resilient, forgiving, and enlivened self.
I’m eager to help you find new ways to think about your struggles and to embrace your whole self so that you feel up to the challenges of life. I can assist you to develop the awareness to understand why you are stuck, where you became stuck and help you carefully imagine and explore pathways for moving forward, through the pain, struggle, and grief, to a more resilient, forgiving, and enlivened self.
(425) 272-6919 View (425) 272-6919
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Julie Drochelman
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Overlake, Bellevue, WA 98004  (Online Only)
I specialize in female adults 30+. Many of my clients present with anxiety, mild depression, relationship issues and/or lack of purpose/direction in life. Much of my work can be narrowed down to the following: 1. Understanding our life story up to this point and how certain themes and patterns are showing up today. 2. Learning to label and reprogram the pain, trauma, shame, limiting beliefs that are stored in our subconscious. 3. Learning how to regulate our nervous system. 4. Through all of this, peeling back the layers that cover over our authentic self.
I specialize in female adults 30+. Many of my clients present with anxiety, mild depression, relationship issues and/or lack of purpose/direction in life. Much of my work can be narrowed down to the following: 1. Understanding our life story up to this point and how certain themes and patterns are showing up today. 2. Learning to label and reprogram the pain, trauma, shame, limiting beliefs that are stored in our subconscious. 3. Learning how to regulate our nervous system. 4. Through all of this, peeling back the layers that cover over our authentic self.
(425) 230-6294 View (425) 230-6294
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Lydia Mazariegos-De Leon
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Overlake, Bellevue, WA 98004
At this time I'm running a wait list. Please email me at lydia@lydiadeleonlmhc.com instead of calling. I work primarily with adults at this time due to my daytime availability. If you are tired of spinning your wheels and feeling like you're getting nowhere, we can work together to help you break out of old patterns that keep you feeling exhausted, worried and lonely. Using a holistic mind-body approach and focusing on healthy relationships, we can get you to a place of more peace, fun, and enjoyment in life. I work in collaboration with my clients to achieve the changes they want to see in their lives.
At this time I'm running a wait list. Please email me at lydia@lydiadeleonlmhc.com instead of calling. I work primarily with adults at this time due to my daytime availability. If you are tired of spinning your wheels and feeling like you're getting nowhere, we can work together to help you break out of old patterns that keep you feeling exhausted, worried and lonely. Using a holistic mind-body approach and focusing on healthy relationships, we can get you to a place of more peace, fun, and enjoyment in life. I work in collaboration with my clients to achieve the changes they want to see in their lives.
(425) 321-2826 View (425) 321-2826
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Kennedy Sanchez (Emard)
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Overlake, Bellevue, WA 98004  (Online Only)
It can feel daunting to take the first step. You may feel weighed down by your past or feel like a part of you inside has been missing for some time. You may have identified that you wish to restart or continue the journey you are on. Wherever you are on your individual path, opening up to a professional can oftentimes be intimidating and a little scary. The wonderful part is that I am human too. Through personal experience, I understand what courage it takes to ask for support. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process built on earned trust and safety. I also believe that YOU have essential worth and wholeheartedness.
It can feel daunting to take the first step. You may feel weighed down by your past or feel like a part of you inside has been missing for some time. You may have identified that you wish to restart or continue the journey you are on. Wherever you are on your individual path, opening up to a professional can oftentimes be intimidating and a little scary. The wonderful part is that I am human too. Through personal experience, I understand what courage it takes to ask for support. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process built on earned trust and safety. I also believe that YOU have essential worth and wholeheartedness.
(425) 449-8171 View (425) 449-8171
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Spomenka Vitman
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Overlake, Bellevue, WA 98005
Daily life can feel lonely and disconnected, like you're at a crossroads and you don't know where to turn. This can happen when safety and love are lacking. People tend to be overwhelmed and have trouble achieving a work/life balance when they feel stuck, worried or depressed. I am here to help identify those feeling and help you lead a healthy, balanced and fulfilling life. Unlike some therapy styles, my approach is dynamic. I will not only talk through your issues, but I will also share applicable ways to help you improve your situation for the better.
Daily life can feel lonely and disconnected, like you're at a crossroads and you don't know where to turn. This can happen when safety and love are lacking. People tend to be overwhelmed and have trouble achieving a work/life balance when they feel stuck, worried or depressed. I am here to help identify those feeling and help you lead a healthy, balanced and fulfilling life. Unlike some therapy styles, my approach is dynamic. I will not only talk through your issues, but I will also share applicable ways to help you improve your situation for the better.
(425) 321-2647 View (425) 321-2647
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Emily Elsasser
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Overlake, Bellevue, WA 98004
Healthy relationships are essential for everyone, yet that can be a very confusing and complicated task at times. I am passionate about fostering healthy relationships, whether that is with an intimate partner, friend, co-worker, or relative, and would be honored to help facilitate that in our sessions. Together we will explore your actions and choices as they relate to the many types of relationships within your life. Then we put together these puzzle pieces to understand the bigger picture of the influences behind your behavior.
Healthy relationships are essential for everyone, yet that can be a very confusing and complicated task at times. I am passionate about fostering healthy relationships, whether that is with an intimate partner, friend, co-worker, or relative, and would be honored to help facilitate that in our sessions. Together we will explore your actions and choices as they relate to the many types of relationships within your life. Then we put together these puzzle pieces to understand the bigger picture of the influences behind your behavior.
(425) 333-7321 View (425) 333-7321
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Marie L Sweeney
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Overlake, Bellevue, WA 98004  (Online Only)
I provide adult individual psychotherapy, specializing in depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and trauma recovery. I help people identify thinking or behavior patterns that may be preventing them from resolving emotional issues, managing relationships, or achieving life goals. Sometimes treatment involves behavioral methods such as practicing new skills, keeping behavior charts or journaling. Other clients may simply need information, resources or strategies to solve a specific problem. I am always there to provide support through empathy and encouragement. Please Note: Email is the best way to reach me.
I provide adult individual psychotherapy, specializing in depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and trauma recovery. I help people identify thinking or behavior patterns that may be preventing them from resolving emotional issues, managing relationships, or achieving life goals. Sometimes treatment involves behavioral methods such as practicing new skills, keeping behavior charts or journaling. Other clients may simply need information, resources or strategies to solve a specific problem. I am always there to provide support through empathy and encouragement. Please Note: Email is the best way to reach me.
(425) 230-3518 View (425) 230-3518
Dustin Ducharme
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Overlake, Bellevue, WA 98005
Waitlist for new clients
I have over 10 years of experience as a provider across outpatient, school, and residential settings. My work is guided by approaches that have been researched and shown to be effective for the problems that I treat, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). As a former school psychologist, I welcome and emphasize collaboration with my client's school districts to create effective wrap-around support. I firmly believe in incorporating experience into treatment and will meet clients outdoors or for activities on a case-by-case basis.
I have over 10 years of experience as a provider across outpatient, school, and residential settings. My work is guided by approaches that have been researched and shown to be effective for the problems that I treat, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). As a former school psychologist, I welcome and emphasize collaboration with my client's school districts to create effective wrap-around support. I firmly believe in incorporating experience into treatment and will meet clients outdoors or for activities on a case-by-case basis.
(425) 537-4155 View (425) 537-4155
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Joon Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Overlake, Bellevue, WA 98004
Some of the emotional dis-regulation we see in adolescence is the teen figuring out how to express themselves, in their own unique way, with their peers, their family, and in terms of social justice. Teens want to be understood, to be accepted, however they often do not want to work hard to help you understand them.
Some of the emotional dis-regulation we see in adolescence is the teen figuring out how to express themselves, in their own unique way, with their peers, their family, and in terms of social justice. Teens want to be understood, to be accepted, however they often do not want to work hard to help you understand them.
(425) 264-8664 View (425) 264-8664
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Surinder Antal
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Overlake, Bellevue, WA 98004  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
The stressors of day to day tasks can drown out the voice that may have deeper connection to your intuitive and wiser self. Being in therapy can potentially allow you to listen to yourself in a unique and meaningful way. My hope is to provide an empathic environment to explore and challenge some of the barriers, often self-created, keeping you from your goals. I have over 15 years of experience working with adults, couples and families.
The stressors of day to day tasks can drown out the voice that may have deeper connection to your intuitive and wiser self. Being in therapy can potentially allow you to listen to yourself in a unique and meaningful way. My hope is to provide an empathic environment to explore and challenge some of the barriers, often self-created, keeping you from your goals. I have over 15 years of experience working with adults, couples and families.
(425) 247-3947 View (425) 247-3947
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Morgan Weiss
Counselor, MA, LMHCA , NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Overlake, Bellevue, WA 98007  (Online Only)
I provide individual therapy for college students, young adults, and adults in Washington State (telehealth). I work with individuals who are experiencing life transitions, burnout, anxiety, depression, day-to-day stress, relationship difficulties, and those who are family planning. My goal is to create a calm, grounding, and safe environment for you to feel comfortable while working toward changing behavioral patterns that are inhibiting you from living your best life. I will help explore and heal the parts of you that may feel unaligned, and work to improve your relationship with yourself and the world around you.
I provide individual therapy for college students, young adults, and adults in Washington State (telehealth). I work with individuals who are experiencing life transitions, burnout, anxiety, depression, day-to-day stress, relationship difficulties, and those who are family planning. My goal is to create a calm, grounding, and safe environment for you to feel comfortable while working toward changing behavioral patterns that are inhibiting you from living your best life. I will help explore and heal the parts of you that may feel unaligned, and work to improve your relationship with yourself and the world around you.
(425) 470-5589 View (425) 470-5589
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Brendan Seibert
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Overlake, Bellevue, WA 98004
Often change can be out of our control, yet I believe it can still lead to amazing opportunities for growth. I am myself very passionate about working with clients who need support around life changes and work through past trauma. I work with clients of all backgrounds to increase their sense of autonomy over their change whether that’s letting go of an addiction, getting back in the gym, or building better habits. Congratulations on taking the first step and I look forward to starting this journey with you.
Often change can be out of our control, yet I believe it can still lead to amazing opportunities for growth. I am myself very passionate about working with clients who need support around life changes and work through past trauma. I work with clients of all backgrounds to increase their sense of autonomy over their change whether that’s letting go of an addiction, getting back in the gym, or building better habits. Congratulations on taking the first step and I look forward to starting this journey with you.
(425) 658-9695 View (425) 658-9695

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Number of Therapists in Overlake, Bellevue, WA

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Overlake, Bellevue, WA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
84% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
66% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Premera
47% First Choice Health | FCH
46% Regence

How Therapists in Overlake, Bellevue, WA see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
26% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Overlake, Bellevue?

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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.