Therapists in Downtown Business District, Bellingham, WA

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Libby R Cook
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Downtown Business District, Bellingham, WA 98225
My name is Libby and I am a compassionate and dedicated mental health counselor specializing in dialectical behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. With a deep understanding of the complexities of the human mind, I am committed to helping adults who feel stuck and depressed find their way toward a more fulfilling and balanced life. With experience in the field, I recognize that each person's journey is unique. By tailoring treatment plans to meet the specific needs and goals of each individual, I ensure that clients receive the personalized care they deserve.
My name is Libby and I am a compassionate and dedicated mental health counselor specializing in dialectical behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. With a deep understanding of the complexities of the human mind, I am committed to helping adults who feel stuck and depressed find their way toward a more fulfilling and balanced life. With experience in the field, I recognize that each person's journey is unique. By tailoring treatment plans to meet the specific needs and goals of each individual, I ensure that clients receive the personalized care they deserve.
(360) 469-6201 View (360) 469-6201
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Ryan Strunk
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown Business District, Bellingham, WA 98225
In all of my time working in the field of mental health and wellness, I have become completely awed by the strength, resiliency, and beauty of the human spirit. My work as a counselor is focused on reflecting and co-creating opportunities to bring forth our best self. By taking ownership of the stories we tell ourselves, we can overcome any adversity, reach any level of self awareness, and begin to live the lives we feel meant for. My orientation stems from a Gnostic (Self-Knowledge) exploration of the self, seeing who we are, where we begin and where we truly meet others.
In all of my time working in the field of mental health and wellness, I have become completely awed by the strength, resiliency, and beauty of the human spirit. My work as a counselor is focused on reflecting and co-creating opportunities to bring forth our best self. By taking ownership of the stories we tell ourselves, we can overcome any adversity, reach any level of self awareness, and begin to live the lives we feel meant for. My orientation stems from a Gnostic (Self-Knowledge) exploration of the self, seeing who we are, where we begin and where we truly meet others.
(360) 800-1197 View (360) 800-1197
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Calial McCarty
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CAS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown Business District, Bellingham, WA 98225
Working with children, adolescents and families in a wholistic manner is key in support and therapy. I am passionate about working with children, teens, and families who are navigating a neurotypical world through a neurodivergent lens. Finding support, information, and psychotherapy can be a challenge, but I am dedicated to bringing a client-led approach and a place where clients can feel seen and heard. I have had the pleasure of working with community agencies, courts, schools, wrap around services, and other mental health programs. In the therapy space I value client voice, safety and self advocacy.
Working with children, adolescents and families in a wholistic manner is key in support and therapy. I am passionate about working with children, teens, and families who are navigating a neurotypical world through a neurodivergent lens. Finding support, information, and psychotherapy can be a challenge, but I am dedicated to bringing a client-led approach and a place where clients can feel seen and heard. I have had the pleasure of working with community agencies, courts, schools, wrap around services, and other mental health programs. In the therapy space I value client voice, safety and self advocacy.
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Veronica, EMDR, Hypnotherapist, Supervision
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown Business District, Bellingham, WA 98225  (Online Only)
Our subconscious mind holds the memories and perceptions of every experience from childhood to adulthood. As we continue our journey, the unresolved past continues to affect our bodies negatively and influence our thoughts, behaviors, and everyday life on an unconscious level. We may not understand why we feel or react as we do to certain situations or why the same patterns show up every time and unexplained symptoms and circumstances keep repeating themselves. Often this prevents us from moving forward with our lives, achieving clarity and authenticity.
Our subconscious mind holds the memories and perceptions of every experience from childhood to adulthood. As we continue our journey, the unresolved past continues to affect our bodies negatively and influence our thoughts, behaviors, and everyday life on an unconscious level. We may not understand why we feel or react as we do to certain situations or why the same patterns show up every time and unexplained symptoms and circumstances keep repeating themselves. Often this prevents us from moving forward with our lives, achieving clarity and authenticity.
(360) 997-2723 View (360) 997-2723
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Erik Bracht
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown Business District, Bellingham, WA 98225
I am accepting new clients! Are you seeking honest and useful feedback? Stuck in thoughts, feelings or behaviors that are causing distress? Are "blind spots" causing conflict in a relationship? My counseling practice is guided by 3 core beliefs: (1) Past or current emotional stress often creates imbalance in behavior, feelings or perception. (2) Awareness of the origins of imbalance and how it manifests in your relationship with yourself or others is necessary for change. (3) Sharing thoughts & feelings with a compassionate listener who can facilitate a positive shift in perspective and behavior is a good predictor of success.
I am accepting new clients! Are you seeking honest and useful feedback? Stuck in thoughts, feelings or behaviors that are causing distress? Are "blind spots" causing conflict in a relationship? My counseling practice is guided by 3 core beliefs: (1) Past or current emotional stress often creates imbalance in behavior, feelings or perception. (2) Awareness of the origins of imbalance and how it manifests in your relationship with yourself or others is necessary for change. (3) Sharing thoughts & feelings with a compassionate listener who can facilitate a positive shift in perspective and behavior is a good predictor of success.
(206) 429-6813 View (206) 429-6813
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Victoria Lopez
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LMT
Verified Verified
Downtown Business District, Bellingham, WA 98225
Seeking help says a lot about you - that you value your life, your health, and relationships. Perhaps you want to beat depression, manage anxiety, create change in your relationships, or find meaningful work. Or maybe you are suffering a loss, have relocated, or are struggling with chronic health issues. I have a deep passion for counseling, for supporting you in your courageous steps toward fulfillment and well being.
Seeking help says a lot about you - that you value your life, your health, and relationships. Perhaps you want to beat depression, manage anxiety, create change in your relationships, or find meaningful work. Or maybe you are suffering a loss, have relocated, or are struggling with chronic health issues. I have a deep passion for counseling, for supporting you in your courageous steps toward fulfillment and well being.
(206) 966-6663 View (206) 966-6663
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Ellie Fairbanks- Hypnotherapist Emdr
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MHP, RHT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown Business District, Bellingham, WA 98226
Waitlist for new clients
My best self feels just out of reach...what happened to me? Why am I so stuck? Anxiety, depression, grief, difficulty with boundaries or a general feeling of ungrounded self are common experiences. We can watch patterns repeat and often feel powerless in the process. We find ourselves in systems or roles that no long serve our highest selves. Present or past experiences might keep us from living life in a way that feels physically healthy, connected to others, and with purpose. You are ready to live in stronger connection with yourself and the people around you. You are courageous and honoring your natural growth.
My best self feels just out of reach...what happened to me? Why am I so stuck? Anxiety, depression, grief, difficulty with boundaries or a general feeling of ungrounded self are common experiences. We can watch patterns repeat and often feel powerless in the process. We find ourselves in systems or roles that no long serve our highest selves. Present or past experiences might keep us from living life in a way that feels physically healthy, connected to others, and with purpose. You are ready to live in stronger connection with yourself and the people around you. You are courageous and honoring your natural growth.
(206) 558-9054 View (206) 558-9054
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Roger Pierce
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Downtown Business District, Bellingham, WA 98226  (Online Only)
Have you ever wondered why you have not been able to walk away from certain events in life? Why some experiences continue to remind you of strong and painful memories? Do you feel as if a gremlin lives inside your head and berates you on a regular basis? If your answer to any of these questions is “Yes,” I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, and trauma. If you would like to have your personal and professional life back, and end the chaos from traumatic memories of your past, we may be a good fit!
Have you ever wondered why you have not been able to walk away from certain events in life? Why some experiences continue to remind you of strong and painful memories? Do you feel as if a gremlin lives inside your head and berates you on a regular basis? If your answer to any of these questions is “Yes,” I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, and trauma. If you would like to have your personal and professional life back, and end the chaos from traumatic memories of your past, we may be a good fit!
(360) 310-4341 View (360) 310-4341
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Aimee Innes
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown Business District, Bellingham, WA 98225  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
It's so frustrating to want change and feel stuck. I want you to know there IS a way to change the things you want to change. There is a way to find yourself, trust yourself and care for yourself. Therapy is an opportunity to heal painful wounds and discover why you face the same challenges over and over. No matter the presenting concern: anxiety, depression, loss, or any life transition (major or minor), therapy can be an intensely rewarding and life altering process.
It's so frustrating to want change and feel stuck. I want you to know there IS a way to change the things you want to change. There is a way to find yourself, trust yourself and care for yourself. Therapy is an opportunity to heal painful wounds and discover why you face the same challenges over and over. No matter the presenting concern: anxiety, depression, loss, or any life transition (major or minor), therapy can be an intensely rewarding and life altering process.
(360) 545-3958 View (360) 545-3958
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Carol Lee Tyler
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Downtown Business District, Bellingham, WA 98227  (Online Only)
Are you yearning to be living your own story, liberated from anxiety, depression, procrastination, panic attacks, and intrusive thoughts? Are you ready to shed negative thought patterns and enjoy positive mental health? Have you and your partner decided it's time to work together on your relationship through couples or marriage counseling? Change is scary and uncomfortable, yet even the smallest of changes can bring relief and transform goals into reality. I work comprehensively, taking into account all of your life's facets with a humanistic and cognitive behavioral approach, serving women, men, and people of all gender identities.
Are you yearning to be living your own story, liberated from anxiety, depression, procrastination, panic attacks, and intrusive thoughts? Are you ready to shed negative thought patterns and enjoy positive mental health? Have you and your partner decided it's time to work together on your relationship through couples or marriage counseling? Change is scary and uncomfortable, yet even the smallest of changes can bring relief and transform goals into reality. I work comprehensively, taking into account all of your life's facets with a humanistic and cognitive behavioral approach, serving women, men, and people of all gender identities.
(650) 297-7960 View (650) 297-7960
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Cindy Watson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Downtown Business District, Bellingham, WA 98225
Cindy Watson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 11+ years of experience in the mental health field. Cindy is passionate about helping individuals, families, and couples find the coping skills and tools that they need to find the happiness and peace that they so desperately want and deserve. Her goal is to help them turn the stumbling blocks they have come against into the stepping stones that lead them across the muck. Cindy specializes in trauma, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. When it comes to relationships and family situations, Cindy is very knowledgeable both personally and professionally.
Cindy Watson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 11+ years of experience in the mental health field. Cindy is passionate about helping individuals, families, and couples find the coping skills and tools that they need to find the happiness and peace that they so desperately want and deserve. Her goal is to help them turn the stumbling blocks they have come against into the stepping stones that lead them across the muck. Cindy specializes in trauma, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. When it comes to relationships and family situations, Cindy is very knowledgeable both personally and professionally.
(360) 523-7315 View (360) 523-7315
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Sara Gall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown Business District, Bellingham, WA 98225
Not accepting new clients
I believe that every human being has deep inner wisdom guiding them toward the healing of their core emotional wounds. My role with clients is to support them in tapping into that wisdom. Together we will work toward further understanding yourself, compassionately examine your behavioral patterns, and explore possibilities around new ways of being.
I believe that every human being has deep inner wisdom guiding them toward the healing of their core emotional wounds. My role with clients is to support them in tapping into that wisdom. Together we will work toward further understanding yourself, compassionately examine your behavioral patterns, and explore possibilities around new ways of being.
(360) 401-8260 View (360) 401-8260
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Richard J Evans
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CMHS
Verified Verified
Downtown Business District, Bellingham, WA 98225
I am a licensed mental health counselor who’s been providing behavioral health services for over 20 years. I am trained and experienced with use of creative, intuitive approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and even creative art therapy. I have helped clients of all ages and from diverse backgrounds, including individuals experiencing anxiety, trauma, stress, depression, PTSD, loss, relationship issues, and life-stage changes. I offer a safe, nurturing environment that prioritizes collaboration, self-discovery, empathy, awareness and inclusivity.
I am a licensed mental health counselor who’s been providing behavioral health services for over 20 years. I am trained and experienced with use of creative, intuitive approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and even creative art therapy. I have helped clients of all ages and from diverse backgrounds, including individuals experiencing anxiety, trauma, stress, depression, PTSD, loss, relationship issues, and life-stage changes. I offer a safe, nurturing environment that prioritizes collaboration, self-discovery, empathy, awareness and inclusivity.
(360) 919-5974 View (360) 919-5974
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Johannah Maybach
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown Business District, Bellingham, WA 98225
As a relational therapist, I understand the power that relationships have to profoundly shape our lives and that connection to both ourselves and others is vital. I believe that therapy can be a powerful tool to disrupt the status quo. I am sex and pleasure positive, queer affirming, and enjoy supporting clients in exploration of gender and sexual identity.
As a relational therapist, I understand the power that relationships have to profoundly shape our lives and that connection to both ourselves and others is vital. I believe that therapy can be a powerful tool to disrupt the status quo. I am sex and pleasure positive, queer affirming, and enjoy supporting clients in exploration of gender and sexual identity.
(360) 657-9432 View (360) 657-9432
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Kate Cascella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown Business District, Bellingham, WA 98225
Waitlist for new clients
Hi there, I’m Kate. I’m a licensed independent clinical social worker, and I’m so happy you’ve found me. I help women 18+ to approach difficult times or transitions with resilience, strength, and intention. If you’re like me, you know that there are sometimes insurmountable expectations and pressures in life, and it’s easy to feel alone. I’m here to remind you you’re not alone—in fact you are brave and resilient, with the potential to achieve anything. I am deeply committed to providing a warm, safe environment in which you can be vulnerable through periods of anxiety, depression, transition, or reproductive challenges.
Hi there, I’m Kate. I’m a licensed independent clinical social worker, and I’m so happy you’ve found me. I help women 18+ to approach difficult times or transitions with resilience, strength, and intention. If you’re like me, you know that there are sometimes insurmountable expectations and pressures in life, and it’s easy to feel alone. I’m here to remind you you’re not alone—in fact you are brave and resilient, with the potential to achieve anything. I am deeply committed to providing a warm, safe environment in which you can be vulnerable through periods of anxiety, depression, transition, or reproductive challenges.
(360) 328-7107 View (360) 328-7107
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Ryan Burke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSWA
Verified Verified
Downtown Business District, Bellingham, WA 98225
Hi, I'm Ryan and am currently accepting new clients for individual counseling. I'd love to connect with you and be of assistance in addressing such issues as: trauma history, identity, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, spirituality, and life transitions. I love supporting people who have been impacted by adoption and those who struggle with addiction. I can help you understand the "why" behind your thoughts, attitudes, and actions, and how getting below the surface to the root is the key to healing and growth.
Hi, I'm Ryan and am currently accepting new clients for individual counseling. I'd love to connect with you and be of assistance in addressing such issues as: trauma history, identity, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, spirituality, and life transitions. I love supporting people who have been impacted by adoption and those who struggle with addiction. I can help you understand the "why" behind your thoughts, attitudes, and actions, and how getting below the surface to the root is the key to healing and growth.
(360) 842-8428 View (360) 842-8428
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Wendy Blum
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Downtown Business District, Bellingham, WA 98225
Waitlist for new clients
I love working with ALL kinds of people who are seeking change. Are you curious about how to make changes in your life but feel stuck? Are you ADHD or wondering if you might be? Does procrastination, time, hyper sensitivity, emotions, self esteem or anxiety derail you? Are you the parent/partner/sibling of someone with ADHD? Exploring your mind can be helpful when you have new tools, a sense of humor and a whole lot of compassion to navigate the journey. Do you want to learn more about yourself and understand your world through a different lens, ADHD or not? Are you ready to create deep, real and lasting change in your life?
I love working with ALL kinds of people who are seeking change. Are you curious about how to make changes in your life but feel stuck? Are you ADHD or wondering if you might be? Does procrastination, time, hyper sensitivity, emotions, self esteem or anxiety derail you? Are you the parent/partner/sibling of someone with ADHD? Exploring your mind can be helpful when you have new tools, a sense of humor and a whole lot of compassion to navigate the journey. Do you want to learn more about yourself and understand your world through a different lens, ADHD or not? Are you ready to create deep, real and lasting change in your life?
(360) 526-8738 View (360) 526-8738
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Caitlin Connolly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Downtown Business District, Bellingham, WA 98225
As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) my belief is that each one of us is the expert of our own lives and thus has the tools to develop a more sustainable transformation grounded in compassion and self love. Through curiosity and presence of mind, body and spirit we have the ability to rewrite our own stories. I am committed to meeting you where you are at through a client centered and non judgmental approach while offering support and encouragement through your individual journey.~ "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you"- Maya Angelou
As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) my belief is that each one of us is the expert of our own lives and thus has the tools to develop a more sustainable transformation grounded in compassion and self love. Through curiosity and presence of mind, body and spirit we have the ability to rewrite our own stories. I am committed to meeting you where you are at through a client centered and non judgmental approach while offering support and encouragement through your individual journey.~ "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you"- Maya Angelou
(518) 241-5812 View (518) 241-5812
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Eric Mann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Downtown Business District, Bellingham, WA 98225
It's difficult to start therapy. The desire to seek out change and dig into your feelings can often be coupled with feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or not knowing if it's the right time or decision for you. Whatever your reasons or hesitations, choosing to start therapy is courageous and once you arrive at this decision, you're not in it alone.
It's difficult to start therapy. The desire to seek out change and dig into your feelings can often be coupled with feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or not knowing if it's the right time or decision for you. Whatever your reasons or hesitations, choosing to start therapy is courageous and once you arrive at this decision, you're not in it alone.
(206) 693-2955 View (206) 693-2955
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Virginia Houston
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Downtown Business District, Bellingham, WA 98225  (Online Only)
You're on-edge and having trouble concentrating. You feel restless and unable to stop overthinking. Maybe you're wanting to isolate to protect your friends and family from your sadness and anger. It's hard to continue pretending that everything is fine when you are feeling so desperate inside. You want to feel heard, seen, and understood. You would love to figure out your anxiety or depression—where it might be coming from and how to make it stop (or at least not be so intense).
You're on-edge and having trouble concentrating. You feel restless and unable to stop overthinking. Maybe you're wanting to isolate to protect your friends and family from your sadness and anger. It's hard to continue pretending that everything is fine when you are feeling so desperate inside. You want to feel heard, seen, and understood. You would love to figure out your anxiety or depression—where it might be coming from and how to make it stop (or at least not be so intense).
(360) 284-1078 View (360) 284-1078
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Number of Therapists in Downtown Business District, Bellingham, WA

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Downtown Business District, Bellingham, WA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
86% Depression
78% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
77% Trauma and PTSD
73% Stress
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Premera
63% Aetna
63% Regence

How Therapists in Downtown Business District, Bellingham, WA see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
17% Male
6% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Downtown Business District, Bellingham?

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.