Therapists in Benton County, WA

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Photo of Amanda McLean, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Benton County, WA
Amanda McLean
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMHC, CMHS, ASDCS, ADHDCCS
Verified Verified
Kennewick, WA 99336  (Online Only)
You’ve grown up wondering if you’re weird, wrong, or at fault. You feel like you don’t align with your family, your assigned gender, or traditional relationships. You wonder if you speak the same language as others in your world. You’ve tried to fit in, get things done, and meet others’ standards, but have always felt like you’re missing the mark. You feel stuck, like everyone else knows something you don’t. Now, you want guidance, support, and a deeper understanding of yourself and your ideal life.
You’ve grown up wondering if you’re weird, wrong, or at fault. You feel like you don’t align with your family, your assigned gender, or traditional relationships. You wonder if you speak the same language as others in your world. You’ve tried to fit in, get things done, and meet others’ standards, but have always felt like you’re missing the mark. You feel stuck, like everyone else knows something you don’t. Now, you want guidance, support, and a deeper understanding of yourself and your ideal life.
(509) 502-6136 View (509) 502-6136
Photo of Erin Leigh Sharma, Counselor in Benton County, WA
Erin Leigh Sharma
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Kennewick, WA 99336
Not accepting new clients
Let me assist you on your therapeutic healing journey. I can help with finding your pathway to freedom in expression and helping to resolve patterns that keep us from living the life we deserve and desire. I am a person-centered therapist that pulls from many different approaches to meet you where you need to be met. I do believe that the relationship we create in therapy is the foundation for all transformation that will occur. I would feel very privileged to be witness and hold the space for your healing. I look forward to speaking to you soon.
Let me assist you on your therapeutic healing journey. I can help with finding your pathway to freedom in expression and helping to resolve patterns that keep us from living the life we deserve and desire. I am a person-centered therapist that pulls from many different approaches to meet you where you need to be met. I do believe that the relationship we create in therapy is the foundation for all transformation that will occur. I would feel very privileged to be witness and hold the space for your healing. I look forward to speaking to you soon.
(509) 774-3310 View (509) 774-3310
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Kensie Kilstrom
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Richland, WA 99352
Not accepting new clients
I am a client-centered, strengths-based therapist who brings sincerity and compassion to the process. I gained clinical experience working in Spokane Public Schools, where I developed my passion for working with children and adolescents. I also gained clinical experience working at Whitworth Marriage and Family Therapy Center where I mainly focused on College age individuals. I've discovered working within this age range is most rewarding when I can assist them in creating a healthier future. As a therapist, I am committed to providing a safe, respectful, & empathetic space for all my clients.
I am a client-centered, strengths-based therapist who brings sincerity and compassion to the process. I gained clinical experience working in Spokane Public Schools, where I developed my passion for working with children and adolescents. I also gained clinical experience working at Whitworth Marriage and Family Therapy Center where I mainly focused on College age individuals. I've discovered working within this age range is most rewarding when I can assist them in creating a healthier future. As a therapist, I am committed to providing a safe, respectful, & empathetic space for all my clients.
(509) 530-8716 View (509) 530-8716
Photo of Valerie J Engel, Counselor in Benton County, WA
Valerie J Engel
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Richland, WA 99352
My focus as your therapist is to listen deeply, and remind you of your strengths and inner wisdom. I can assist you with creating strategies, skill building to move through the challenges you are experiencing, to improve relationships, improve communication skills, challenge negative thinking patterns. I provide a safe place to talk about what is troubling you.
My focus as your therapist is to listen deeply, and remind you of your strengths and inner wisdom. I can assist you with creating strategies, skill building to move through the challenges you are experiencing, to improve relationships, improve communication skills, challenge negative thinking patterns. I provide a safe place to talk about what is troubling you.
(509) 245-1701 View (509) 245-1701
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Enrich Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Richland, WA 99352
Not accepting new clients
***NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS****I am passionate about people leading empowered, connected, and purposeful lives. I provide counseling services to diverse clients as they learn, change, grow, and function in increasingly inspired, creative, healthy and adaptive ways. I work collaboratively with clients in identifying needs, making changes, and practicing new skills in a safe and supportive setting. I am experienced in working with adults, couples, families, as well as adolescent clients, on issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, anger, identity, and unwanted thoughts or emotions.
***NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS****I am passionate about people leading empowered, connected, and purposeful lives. I provide counseling services to diverse clients as they learn, change, grow, and function in increasingly inspired, creative, healthy and adaptive ways. I work collaboratively with clients in identifying needs, making changes, and practicing new skills in a safe and supportive setting. I am experienced in working with adults, couples, families, as well as adolescent clients, on issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, anger, identity, and unwanted thoughts or emotions.
(971) 308-4587 View (971) 308-4587
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Alba Luz Grajales
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, NBCC
Verified Verified
Richland, WA 99352  (Online Only)
I am board certified in counseling, especially enjoy working with men and women misunderstandings, and their worries. I assist clients explore their life experiences, to notice how they have shaped/affected their responses to life challenges today. The therapy that I apply heals without re-traumatizing, and successfully helps clients overcome depression, anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, DID, or PTSD, including adult survivors of ACEs. After therapy, people find themselves spontaneously reacting to current stressors in more age-appropriate ways, utilizing their God-given inner strengths and core qualities such as self-assurance, calmness, clearness, audacity, creativity, compassion, and connectedness.
I am board certified in counseling, especially enjoy working with men and women misunderstandings, and their worries. I assist clients explore their life experiences, to notice how they have shaped/affected their responses to life challenges today. The therapy that I apply heals without re-traumatizing, and successfully helps clients overcome depression, anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, DID, or PTSD, including adult survivors of ACEs. After therapy, people find themselves spontaneously reacting to current stressors in more age-appropriate ways, utilizing their God-given inner strengths and core qualities such as self-assurance, calmness, clearness, audacity, creativity, compassion, and connectedness.
(509) 563-7823 View (509) 563-7823
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Kenneth C Cole
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified Verified
Kennewick, WA 99336
Dr. Cole provides fair and transparent psychological evaluations, neuropsychological assessments and parenting evaluations for use in a wide variety of settings; legal, educational, and governmental agencies.
Dr. Cole provides fair and transparent psychological evaluations, neuropsychological assessments and parenting evaluations for use in a wide variety of settings; legal, educational, and governmental agencies.
(509) 724-2144 View (509) 724-2144
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Wilikinia A Narvaez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Richland, WA 99352
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in therapy for children and adolescents who are struggling with emotional and behavioral difficulties at home or school. I offer a warm, accepting environment for children to learn about and express themselves, play, grow, and heal. Our work focuses on competencies and solutions rather than limitations and problems. Through a holistic perspective we work on presenting problems and overall social and emotional development to promote growth and healthy transitions to adulthood. I work collaboratively with parents/caregivers, teachers and school counselors to ensure all individuals in the child's life have the opportunity to address their concerns.
I specialize in therapy for children and adolescents who are struggling with emotional and behavioral difficulties at home or school. I offer a warm, accepting environment for children to learn about and express themselves, play, grow, and heal. Our work focuses on competencies and solutions rather than limitations and problems. Through a holistic perspective we work on presenting problems and overall social and emotional development to promote growth and healthy transitions to adulthood. I work collaboratively with parents/caregivers, teachers and school counselors to ensure all individuals in the child's life have the opportunity to address their concerns.
(509) 560-4273 View (509) 560-4273
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Callow Counseling & Consulting, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kennewick, WA 99336  (Online Only)
**NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Depression. Anxiety. Stressful relationships and situations. Dealing with a difficult medical diagnosis. Grief and loss. Communication and relationship issues. Let's face it; sometimes life isn't easy especially today. Therapy can help provide positive coping skills, practical tools, and a safe environment for expressing our feelings and getting support during difficult times in our lives. Life can always improve when we face our obstacles and develop new, positive ways of coping in our most trying situations.
**NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Depression. Anxiety. Stressful relationships and situations. Dealing with a difficult medical diagnosis. Grief and loss. Communication and relationship issues. Let's face it; sometimes life isn't easy especially today. Therapy can help provide positive coping skills, practical tools, and a safe environment for expressing our feelings and getting support during difficult times in our lives. Life can always improve when we face our obstacles and develop new, positive ways of coping in our most trying situations.
(509) 436-7457 View (509) 436-7457
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Three Rivers Therapy
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Kennewick, WA 99336
Our goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life worth celebrating. Studies show that successful treatment is dependent upon a strong therapeutic relationship. We are committed to providing a collaborative and supportive environment that aids in the development of this relationship. We work with couples and individuals of all ages, focusing on improving interpersonal relationships, increasing self awareness, and challenging negative thoughts and behaviors.
Our goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life worth celebrating. Studies show that successful treatment is dependent upon a strong therapeutic relationship. We are committed to providing a collaborative and supportive environment that aids in the development of this relationship. We work with couples and individuals of all ages, focusing on improving interpersonal relationships, increasing self awareness, and challenging negative thoughts and behaviors.
(509) 740-3048 View (509) 740-3048
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Jeff Michaelis
Counselor, LMHCA, CPTT-C, CSAT-C, NCC, MBA
Verified Verified
Kennewick, WA 99336
Are you struggling with unwanted sexual acting-out behaviors? Have been betrayed by a spouse or significant other? Do you have any traumatic experiences in your life that are holding you back? Are you tired of living a double life? I can help. As a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist - Candidate, Certified Partner Trauma Therapist - Candidate, and an ART-trained therapist, I know you have the tools and the ability to recover your life, you may need someone to walk along with you to help you find the way though. I would be honored to be your guide in recovery.
Are you struggling with unwanted sexual acting-out behaviors? Have been betrayed by a spouse or significant other? Do you have any traumatic experiences in your life that are holding you back? Are you tired of living a double life? I can help. As a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist - Candidate, Certified Partner Trauma Therapist - Candidate, and an ART-trained therapist, I know you have the tools and the ability to recover your life, you may need someone to walk along with you to help you find the way though. I would be honored to be your guide in recovery.
(509) 215-2386 View (509) 215-2386
Photo of Nicholas Shockman, Psychologist in Benton County, WA
Nicholas Shockman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Kennewick, WA 99336
Not accepting new clients
NOT AcEPTINg NEW CliENTS My goal for my practice in the Tri-Cities is to bring quality, affordable, and professional care to the area where I grew up. I have worked in a variety of different areas in the country, within a variety of settings with a wide range of clientele, however my primary goal has always been to establish a private practice to assist in the mental health needs of the community. I have experience in several modes of treatment, and specialize in working collaboratively with clients on wide variety of mental health issues.
NOT AcEPTINg NEW CliENTS My goal for my practice in the Tri-Cities is to bring quality, affordable, and professional care to the area where I grew up. I have worked in a variety of different areas in the country, within a variety of settings with a wide range of clientele, however my primary goal has always been to establish a private practice to assist in the mental health needs of the community. I have experience in several modes of treatment, and specialize in working collaboratively with clients on wide variety of mental health issues.
(509) 213-1513 View (509) 213-1513
Photo of Jenny Twitchell, Counselor in Benton County, WA
Jenny Twitchell
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richland, WA 99352
If you find yourself believing that change is impossible for you or your child and feel helpless as you see your child struggle with unhelpful behaviors and beliefs, I can help. You want to form healthier relationships, break away from never feeling good enough, from depression, anxiety, and shame. Together we can get to the root of what is causing these unwanted patterns of thoughts and behaviors. It's time to live a life where you are living your values, feeling content about your decisions, and are empowered to face life's challenges.
If you find yourself believing that change is impossible for you or your child and feel helpless as you see your child struggle with unhelpful behaviors and beliefs, I can help. You want to form healthier relationships, break away from never feeling good enough, from depression, anxiety, and shame. Together we can get to the root of what is causing these unwanted patterns of thoughts and behaviors. It's time to live a life where you are living your values, feeling content about your decisions, and are empowered to face life's challenges.
(888) 348-3027 View (888) 348-3027
Photo of Erin Darlington, Psychologist in Benton County, WA
Erin Darlington
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Richland, WA 99352
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel stuck? Need support? Lost a sense of yourself? I can help. I work collaboratively with you, and our work is driven by what you want to address in counseling. I use an interactive and empowering approach to work with you on increasing self-compassion and acceptance, improving ways of coping, increasing clarity around who you are and what you want in your life, and highlighting the ways that thoughts and feelings impact you. My goal is to help you identify and utilize your strengths to create the life that you want.
Do you feel stuck? Need support? Lost a sense of yourself? I can help. I work collaboratively with you, and our work is driven by what you want to address in counseling. I use an interactive and empowering approach to work with you on increasing self-compassion and acceptance, improving ways of coping, increasing clarity around who you are and what you want in your life, and highlighting the ways that thoughts and feelings impact you. My goal is to help you identify and utilize your strengths to create the life that you want.
(509) 769-3273 View (509) 769-3273
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Matthew Kuempel
Counselor, MA, MDiv, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richland, WA 99352
As human beings, we live and grow and learn in a complex world. At the core of this complexity are the various relationships that we find ourselves in. Relationships with our selves, family members, friends, and communities. Some of these are chosen by us; others are not. Nevertheless, we often find our deepest meaning and deepest difficulties in these relationships. It is in the complex interplay between ourselves and these relationships that we can find ourselves struggling, even suffering. And yet there are strengths and challenges, weaknesses and limits, hope and pain in the midst of this life.
As human beings, we live and grow and learn in a complex world. At the core of this complexity are the various relationships that we find ourselves in. Relationships with our selves, family members, friends, and communities. Some of these are chosen by us; others are not. Nevertheless, we often find our deepest meaning and deepest difficulties in these relationships. It is in the complex interplay between ourselves and these relationships that we can find ourselves struggling, even suffering. And yet there are strengths and challenges, weaknesses and limits, hope and pain in the midst of this life.
(509) 553-5774 View (509) 553-5774
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Brea Kafentzis
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, LPC-A, NCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Richland, WA 99352
Now accepting: NEW individual clients. No matter where you've been or how stuck you feel, I know you have the ability to grow and heal. Whether you are seeking help as an individual or couple, it is my desire that you find personal empowerment and build meaningful relationships. Using attachment science, I will help you recognize relational patterns that are at the root of things, building change that will last. I specialize in cases of religious trauma, anxiety, depression, divorce, sexual issues, and life transitions (i.e., postpartum issues) with adult individuals and couples.
Now accepting: NEW individual clients. No matter where you've been or how stuck you feel, I know you have the ability to grow and heal. Whether you are seeking help as an individual or couple, it is my desire that you find personal empowerment and build meaningful relationships. Using attachment science, I will help you recognize relational patterns that are at the root of things, building change that will last. I specialize in cases of religious trauma, anxiety, depression, divorce, sexual issues, and life transitions (i.e., postpartum issues) with adult individuals and couples.
(509) 402-1806 View (509) 402-1806
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iMPACT! Compassion Center
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
Kennewick, WA 99336
My name is Jennifer, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at iMPACT! Compassion Center. I have 22 years of counseling and social work experience. I look at the whole person, including; their childhood experiences, past trauma, relationships, family systems/family/support systems, health and wellness, lifestyle, choices, life skills, stress management, healthy outlets, communication, self-awareness, life-balance, values and beliefs, financial, self-care, and other influences. This holistic approach provides the best understanding of your needs, barriers, and goals you want to achieve through therapy.
My name is Jennifer, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at iMPACT! Compassion Center. I have 22 years of counseling and social work experience. I look at the whole person, including; their childhood experiences, past trauma, relationships, family systems/family/support systems, health and wellness, lifestyle, choices, life skills, stress management, healthy outlets, communication, self-awareness, life-balance, values and beliefs, financial, self-care, and other influences. This holistic approach provides the best understanding of your needs, barriers, and goals you want to achieve through therapy.
(509) 563-7786 View (509) 563-7786
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Virginia Sliman
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
Kennewick, WA 99336  (Online Only)
I believe each of my clients has the capacity to live a whole-hearted, fulfilling, and authentic life. Each of us struggles from time to time with obstacles that can make it difficult or even impossible to access that authenticity. As a counselor, I have the privilege of supporting my clients in identifying the obstacles and bringing compassion to the parts who feel stuck. In this process, we learn to see ourselves as the unique and valued expressions of life that we are.
I believe each of my clients has the capacity to live a whole-hearted, fulfilling, and authentic life. Each of us struggles from time to time with obstacles that can make it difficult or even impossible to access that authenticity. As a counselor, I have the privilege of supporting my clients in identifying the obstacles and bringing compassion to the parts who feel stuck. In this process, we learn to see ourselves as the unique and valued expressions of life that we are.
(509) 412-3794 View (509) 412-3794
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Life Solutions Counseling and Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, ESA, CMHS, LICSW
Verified Verified
Kennewick, WA 99336
Not accepting new clients
Amanda provides a safe environment where clients can focus on identified areas of growth & healing. She believes that effective therapy is based on trust, while focusing on areas of strength to achieve desired goals. We do we do not all fit into a one-size-fits-all model or approach to therapy, as everyone is uniquely different. During the past 24 years, she has served as Teacher, a Children's Counselor, Sexual Assault/Crime Victims Counselor, Therapeutic Group Facilitator, Grief Counselor, School Social Worker, Parenting Instructor, & Director of a Family Bereavement Center.
Amanda provides a safe environment where clients can focus on identified areas of growth & healing. She believes that effective therapy is based on trust, while focusing on areas of strength to achieve desired goals. We do we do not all fit into a one-size-fits-all model or approach to therapy, as everyone is uniquely different. During the past 24 years, she has served as Teacher, a Children's Counselor, Sexual Assault/Crime Victims Counselor, Therapeutic Group Facilitator, Grief Counselor, School Social Worker, Parenting Instructor, & Director of a Family Bereavement Center.
(509) 774-3913 View (509) 774-3913
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Stefanie Archer
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Kennewick, WA 99336
My work history in counseling includes working with a variety of individuals and concerns. I have experience working with high risk youth, foster care, adoption, parent-child relationship issues, adult relationship issues, and adult mental health concerns. I have experience working with clients who are addressing a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, relational conflict, and life transitions. I strive to create a comfortable and empathetic environment to allow the counseling experience to flow naturally.
My work history in counseling includes working with a variety of individuals and concerns. I have experience working with high risk youth, foster care, adoption, parent-child relationship issues, adult relationship issues, and adult mental health concerns. I have experience working with clients who are addressing a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, relational conflict, and life transitions. I strive to create a comfortable and empathetic environment to allow the counseling experience to flow naturally.
(509) 519-4773 View (509) 519-4773

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Number of Therapists in Benton County, WA

200+

Average cost per session

$147

Therapists in Benton County, WA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Depression
82% Self Esteem
80% Trauma and PTSD
79% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
70% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Premera
73% BlueCross and BlueShield
72% Regence

How Therapists in Benton County, WA see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Benton County?

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.