Therapists in Enumclaw, WA

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Stephanie Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified
Enumclaw, WA 98022
Not accepting new clients
Life is about connection. Relationships thrive when each person feels heard, appreciated, and respected. However, relationships can be complex. In those times, it can be beneficial to talk with someone, to help you navigate the rough spots. I work collaboratively alongside my clients - whether it's an individual, a couple, or a family. You are the expert on your life. I will offer a new perspective. Together we'll explore some fresh ideas and potential solutions.
Life is about connection. Relationships thrive when each person feels heard, appreciated, and respected. However, relationships can be complex. In those times, it can be beneficial to talk with someone, to help you navigate the rough spots. I work collaboratively alongside my clients - whether it's an individual, a couple, or a family. You are the expert on your life. I will offer a new perspective. Together we'll explore some fresh ideas and potential solutions.
(360) 284-4257 View (360) 284-4257
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Joan D Green Ferguson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS LMFT
Verified
Enumclaw, WA 98022
Are you challenged by parenting, or difficulties in your intimate relationships? Are you struggling with feelings of unworthiness, grief, painful trauma history or dissatisfaction with your life circumstances? Are you experiencing feelings of anxiety or depression and you don't understand where this is coming from? I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 30 years’ experience treating adults and youth, couples and families. With respect, trust and safety, We will focus on improving your relationship with yourself and others to help you find the meaning, increased satisfaction, and peace and happiness that you seek.
Are you challenged by parenting, or difficulties in your intimate relationships? Are you struggling with feelings of unworthiness, grief, painful trauma history or dissatisfaction with your life circumstances? Are you experiencing feelings of anxiety or depression and you don't understand where this is coming from? I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 30 years’ experience treating adults and youth, couples and families. With respect, trust and safety, We will focus on improving your relationship with yourself and others to help you find the meaning, increased satisfaction, and peace and happiness that you seek.
(360) 519-2627 View (360) 519-2627
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Kaitlin Gath
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Enumclaw, WA 98022  (Online Only)
Whether you’re stuck in the darkness of addiction, anxiety, depression, or relational issues, the light can be found. I am so glad you’re here. I know that life can feel heavy, you may feel burdened or beat down by the day to day trenches, maybe like you’re in chains. In a safe environment to explore your pain coupled with your willingness to change and desire for healing, every chain can break and the freedom you’ve been longing for can be found.
Whether you’re stuck in the darkness of addiction, anxiety, depression, or relational issues, the light can be found. I am so glad you’re here. I know that life can feel heavy, you may feel burdened or beat down by the day to day trenches, maybe like you’re in chains. In a safe environment to explore your pain coupled with your willingness to change and desire for healing, every chain can break and the freedom you’ve been longing for can be found.
(360) 615-3296 View (360) 615-3296
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Dawn Kinney Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
Enumclaw, WA 98022
Counseling, or therapy, is something that individuals enter for a variety of reasons and with differing goals. The similarity is that you want something different in your life because what you are currently feeling, or doing is no longer working for you. I have established A Step Forward Counseling, PLLC in order to provide easier access to counseling services for individuals who do want change. I approach each person I work with as a unique individual and allow their own understanding of themselves guide the therapeutic relationship.
Counseling, or therapy, is something that individuals enter for a variety of reasons and with differing goals. The similarity is that you want something different in your life because what you are currently feeling, or doing is no longer working for you. I have established A Step Forward Counseling, PLLC in order to provide easier access to counseling services for individuals who do want change. I approach each person I work with as a unique individual and allow their own understanding of themselves guide the therapeutic relationship.
(360) 215-5159 View (360) 215-5159
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Gera McGuire
Counselor, MA, NCC, LMHC, BC-TMH
Verified
1 Endorsed
Enumclaw, WA 98022
Counseling provides an opportunity to make positive changes and to find ways to manage, negotiate and overcome some of life's difficult challenges. Therapists partner with you on this journey. My hope is for you to experience relief and happiness. I help you build upon your unique strengths and abilities as well as expand your personal "tool box." I help families improve their functioning and relationships. For individuals, you and I will identify your concerns, discover the unhelpful thoughts and patterns of behaviors which keep you stuck and find ways to have a happier, healthier life. I also specialize in complicated grief.
Counseling provides an opportunity to make positive changes and to find ways to manage, negotiate and overcome some of life's difficult challenges. Therapists partner with you on this journey. My hope is for you to experience relief and happiness. I help you build upon your unique strengths and abilities as well as expand your personal "tool box." I help families improve their functioning and relationships. For individuals, you and I will identify your concerns, discover the unhelpful thoughts and patterns of behaviors which keep you stuck and find ways to have a happier, healthier life. I also specialize in complicated grief.
(360) 680-1796 View (360) 680-1796
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Andrea Murphy
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Enumclaw, WA 98022
My approach to counseling is existential phenomenological psychology. I work with individuals, teens, families and couples to achieve their therapeutic goals. I help clients make adjustments in their lives and ways of thinking to improve their ability to manage behaviors, emotions, and life circumstances. I find that counseling works best when I can meet a client wherever they are at in their journey to help them create positive changes through goal setting, goal tracking and positive therapeutic interaction and participation.
My approach to counseling is existential phenomenological psychology. I work with individuals, teens, families and couples to achieve their therapeutic goals. I help clients make adjustments in their lives and ways of thinking to improve their ability to manage behaviors, emotions, and life circumstances. I find that counseling works best when I can meet a client wherever they are at in their journey to help them create positive changes through goal setting, goal tracking and positive therapeutic interaction and participation.
(360) 233-8182 View (360) 233-8182
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Jennifer Lynn Kapelos
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified
Enumclaw, WA 98022
I use equine-assisted therapy model Eagala. The client chooses the pace and what to work on. Clients who have experienced trauma, anxieties, and other emotional related problems can find that the horses can relate because they are hyper vigilant and reflect back what they sense. As the counselor I allow for the process to work through at it's own pace and support the strengths of the client as they emerge. I have several locations in Western WA, in order to ease access. At present I have Enumclaw, Lake Stevens, Maple Valley, Spanaway, Riversdale, and Olympia. I have a sliding scale not based just on income.
I use equine-assisted therapy model Eagala. The client chooses the pace and what to work on. Clients who have experienced trauma, anxieties, and other emotional related problems can find that the horses can relate because they are hyper vigilant and reflect back what they sense. As the counselor I allow for the process to work through at it's own pace and support the strengths of the client as they emerge. I have several locations in Western WA, in order to ease access. At present I have Enumclaw, Lake Stevens, Maple Valley, Spanaway, Riversdale, and Olympia. I have a sliding scale not based just on income.
(253) 289-5268 View (253) 289-5268
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Kerry Walsh Flothe
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Enumclaw, WA 98022  (Online Only)
I’m Kerry Flothe, a licensed mental health counselor in Washington state. I am looking forward to working with you and partnering with you on your journey in therapy. As your therapist, my role is to be a support to you, a non-judgmental confidant, to ask tough questions to help you get to the root of your concerns, and to challenge self-limiting behaviors and thought patterns that could be holding you back from feeling better.
I’m Kerry Flothe, a licensed mental health counselor in Washington state. I am looking forward to working with you and partnering with you on your journey in therapy. As your therapist, my role is to be a support to you, a non-judgmental confidant, to ask tough questions to help you get to the root of your concerns, and to challenge self-limiting behaviors and thought patterns that could be holding you back from feeling better.
(360) 685-1539 View (360) 685-1539
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Janet G. Kurz
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Enumclaw, WA 98022  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Symptoms of emotional distress, don't just come out of nowhere. As we go through life, our bodies alert us about whether to go towards something that seems safe, or away from something that seems dangerous. When there is no escape from the cause of sensations, as is the case in physical, emotional or sexual abuse, we learn learn ways avoid feeling the sensations in our body in order to protect ourselves. In order to heal, we need to be able to be in touch with our body sensations. They give us valuable information about safety. We can work together on helping you to feel safe and relaxed and to be optimistic about your future.
Symptoms of emotional distress, don't just come out of nowhere. As we go through life, our bodies alert us about whether to go towards something that seems safe, or away from something that seems dangerous. When there is no escape from the cause of sensations, as is the case in physical, emotional or sexual abuse, we learn learn ways avoid feeling the sensations in our body in order to protect ourselves. In order to heal, we need to be able to be in touch with our body sensations. They give us valuable information about safety. We can work together on helping you to feel safe and relaxed and to be optimistic about your future.
(253) 214-3629 View (253) 214-3629
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Empowering Paths Counseling Services
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Enumclaw, WA 98022  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I believe that every person has the ability to live a happy and fulfilled life. However sometimes they need a little assistance to get back on their path. My goal is to help you find your path. As we begin your journey, we will explore ways to better your life and achieve your goals and desires. We will delve into your family history and see how this influences your life and decisions. Exploring your strengths and weaknesses, we will develop techniques to enhance your strengths and improve on your weaknesses to shape your life to be more positive and productive.
I believe that every person has the ability to live a happy and fulfilled life. However sometimes they need a little assistance to get back on their path. My goal is to help you find your path. As we begin your journey, we will explore ways to better your life and achieve your goals and desires. We will delve into your family history and see how this influences your life and decisions. Exploring your strengths and weaknesses, we will develop techniques to enhance your strengths and improve on your weaknesses to shape your life to be more positive and productive.
(253) 336-3673 View (253) 336-3673
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Jennie Nicolls
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Enumclaw, WA 98022
In person sessions. Email for a quick response. "You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated." ---Maya Angelou. We all experience difficulties. When life gets complicated, when we are overwhelmed and just need some guidance to navigate our day, when we need to feel more in control, to feel comfortable and safe, counseling is helpful. Every one of us could use someone to listen, an opportunity to speak freely and be supported. This is my focus and passion. I have extensive experience working with youth and adults who are experiencing sadness, worry, anger, grief, and trauma.
In person sessions. Email for a quick response. "You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated." ---Maya Angelou. We all experience difficulties. When life gets complicated, when we are overwhelmed and just need some guidance to navigate our day, when we need to feel more in control, to feel comfortable and safe, counseling is helpful. Every one of us could use someone to listen, an opportunity to speak freely and be supported. This is my focus and passion. I have extensive experience working with youth and adults who are experiencing sadness, worry, anger, grief, and trauma.
(253) 455-7484 View (253) 455-7484
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Freedom Recovery
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CDP
Verified
Enumclaw, WA 98022
We base our evaluations on the individual. A specific diagnosis along with treatment recommendations is offered. Encountering issues with alcohol or other drugs does not necessarily warrant a diagnosis for chemical dependency. While in the process of recovery we help you determine your life goals and ambitions. It is easy to get "clean and sober" and it is difficult to stay "clean and sober". That's why you can count on us to walk with you on the journey of maintaining a life of sobriety and freedom.
We base our evaluations on the individual. A specific diagnosis along with treatment recommendations is offered. Encountering issues with alcohol or other drugs does not necessarily warrant a diagnosis for chemical dependency. While in the process of recovery we help you determine your life goals and ambitions. It is easy to get "clean and sober" and it is difficult to stay "clean and sober". That's why you can count on us to walk with you on the journey of maintaining a life of sobriety and freedom.
(253) 862-7374 View (253) 862-7374
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Pearle Hintz
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Enumclaw, WA 98022
I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) with over 20 years experience working with adults, families and adolescents. Areas I work in include depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, relationship, family conflict, parenting, life transitions, anger, grief/loss, stress, and improving communication, confidence and self esteem. Approaches I use include cognitive behavioral (CBT), family systems, and I am a certified EMDR therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I work in Kent, Federal Way, and Enumclaw.
I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) with over 20 years experience working with adults, families and adolescents. Areas I work in include depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, relationship, family conflict, parenting, life transitions, anger, grief/loss, stress, and improving communication, confidence and self esteem. Approaches I use include cognitive behavioral (CBT), family systems, and I am a certified EMDR therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I work in Kent, Federal Way, and Enumclaw.
(253) 777-1059 View (253) 777-1059
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Michelle Bolland
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Enumclaw, WA 98022
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes life throws us challenges that we struggle to handle. Sometimes friends and family are able to help. However, there are times when we need additional help. In therapy, we will work together to help you find your strengths to work through the challenges you are facing, that might seem too overwhelming to handle. I use a variety of therapeutic methods to help find the one that best fits you and your needs.
Sometimes life throws us challenges that we struggle to handle. Sometimes friends and family are able to help. However, there are times when we need additional help. In therapy, we will work together to help you find your strengths to work through the challenges you are facing, that might seem too overwhelming to handle. I use a variety of therapeutic methods to help find the one that best fits you and your needs.
(253) 218-3334 View (253) 218-3334
Resilience Psychological Associates
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CMHS
Verified
Enumclaw, WA 98022
Congratulations on taking the step to seek out help for your psychological well-being and thank you for considering Resilience Psychological Associates. Life, at times, simply comes with challenges, and we can best actualize our best selves and happiness by growing our ability to manage our thoughts, emotions, feelings and behavior. Through the use of talk and cognitive behavioral therapy, and other modalities, our work together will be one of intentionality and commitment to developing you and/or your family to be the most resilient possible.
Congratulations on taking the step to seek out help for your psychological well-being and thank you for considering Resilience Psychological Associates. Life, at times, simply comes with challenges, and we can best actualize our best selves and happiness by growing our ability to manage our thoughts, emotions, feelings and behavior. Through the use of talk and cognitive behavioral therapy, and other modalities, our work together will be one of intentionality and commitment to developing you and/or your family to be the most resilient possible.
(425) 310-4427 View (425) 310-4427
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Thrive Wellness Clinic
MA, LMHC, SUDP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Enumclaw, WA 98022
Thrive offers mental health services to every part of the family system. With a team of expert therapists with different specialties, we aim to match you to a team member who is trained with your specific needs. Our therapists see children from the age of 3 and beyond to include every age. We offer every type of therapy to include individual therapy for children, teen and adults, couples counseling and family therapy. Additionally we specialize in perinatal therapy, fertility counseling and adoption counseling. If you're looking to explore holistic alternatives for mental health needs we offer integrative medicine for mental health.
Thrive offers mental health services to every part of the family system. With a team of expert therapists with different specialties, we aim to match you to a team member who is trained with your specific needs. Our therapists see children from the age of 3 and beyond to include every age. We offer every type of therapy to include individual therapy for children, teen and adults, couples counseling and family therapy. Additionally we specialize in perinatal therapy, fertility counseling and adoption counseling. If you're looking to explore holistic alternatives for mental health needs we offer integrative medicine for mental health.
(360) 301-7633 View (360) 301-7633
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Brianna Llyn Wood
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Enumclaw, WA 98022  (Online Only)
I am currently working with teen girls, young adult women, and individuals experiencing mental health challenges while in the perinatal period (pregnant and postpartum). No matter the reason a person seeks counseling, a listening ear and a safe place to share can foster healing and allow progress toward wholeness. As your counselor, I hope to provide a space for you, free of judgment, where we address your concerns and help you work toward a fulfilled and free life.
I am currently working with teen girls, young adult women, and individuals experiencing mental health challenges while in the perinatal period (pregnant and postpartum). No matter the reason a person seeks counseling, a listening ear and a safe place to share can foster healing and allow progress toward wholeness. As your counselor, I hope to provide a space for you, free of judgment, where we address your concerns and help you work toward a fulfilled and free life.
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Satya Counseling and Wellness, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, SUDP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Enumclaw, WA 98022
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy is a a collaborative process in which we use your own strengths to help you live the life you desire. Perhaps something is in your way, blocking you from living a life where you feel content and empowered. Therapy can help. I am passionate about working with anyone who wants something in themselves or their lives to change. My experience includes (but is not limited to) working with individuals who have experienced trauma including combat and sexual assault, life transitions including postpartum, infidelity, anxiety, mood dis-regulation, low self worth, suicidal ideation, self harm behavior, codependency and psychosis.
Therapy is a a collaborative process in which we use your own strengths to help you live the life you desire. Perhaps something is in your way, blocking you from living a life where you feel content and empowered. Therapy can help. I am passionate about working with anyone who wants something in themselves or their lives to change. My experience includes (but is not limited to) working with individuals who have experienced trauma including combat and sexual assault, life transitions including postpartum, infidelity, anxiety, mood dis-regulation, low self worth, suicidal ideation, self harm behavior, codependency and psychosis.
(360) 234-2631 View (360) 234-2631
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Kyle G. Erickson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Enumclaw, WA 98022
I have over 20 years experience helping adults, couples and families. My therapy style is friendly and casual. I believe humor is healing and I use it often. My treatment approach consists of talking about the issues/concerns, guiding clients towards personal insights/growth, and giving direct feedback/direction. I also teach theory guided interventions/skills that are effective at creating desired change and reducing negative symptoms. My approach has been refined by my clients. They want empathetic listening, but they also want to learn and be challenged. I will partner with you to reach your goals.
I have over 20 years experience helping adults, couples and families. My therapy style is friendly and casual. I believe humor is healing and I use it often. My treatment approach consists of talking about the issues/concerns, guiding clients towards personal insights/growth, and giving direct feedback/direction. I also teach theory guided interventions/skills that are effective at creating desired change and reducing negative symptoms. My approach has been refined by my clients. They want empathetic listening, but they also want to learn and be challenged. I will partner with you to reach your goals.
(425) 405-6571 View (425) 405-6571
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James Nguyen
Counselor, LMHC, MAPC, MDiv, MBA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Enumclaw, WA 98022
I believe that counseling is a practice of instilling, promoting, and maintaining hope and restoring the wounded person to wholeness. What inspired me to go into this field is a quote by Russell A. Barkley, “The children who need love the most, will always ask for it in the most unloving ways.” To some degree, this can be said about adults as well so I dedicate what I do in helping individuals no matter how they ask.
I believe that counseling is a practice of instilling, promoting, and maintaining hope and restoring the wounded person to wholeness. What inspired me to go into this field is a quote by Russell A. Barkley, “The children who need love the most, will always ask for it in the most unloving ways.” To some degree, this can be said about adults as well so I dedicate what I do in helping individuals no matter how they ask.
(360) 215-8602 View (360) 215-8602

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Number of Therapists in Enumclaw, WA

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Enumclaw, WA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
95% Coping Skills
91% Depression
82% Self Esteem
77% Stress
73% Relationship Issues
68% Grief

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% Premera
75% Cigna and Evernorth
75% First Choice Health | FCH

How Therapists in Enumclaw, WA see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Enumclaw?

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.