Therapists in Kent, WA

Photo of Kathleen Hill, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Kathleen Hill
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kent, WA 98032  (Online Only)
Telehealth for your peace of mind and your relationships! Communication problems, stuck, or lost in quiet desperation? Counseling can help. Whether you've been together for decades or are in a new relationship, Emotionally Focused Therapy is the most effective and efficient way to restore trust and loving connection that I have found. As a Relationship Counselor, I help with problems like arguing, infidelity, parenting, divorce, remarriage, and blended families. I also work with family groupings and other relationship combinations. Looking for Individual Counseling? I provide therapy for anxiety, loneliness, depression, and trauma.
Telehealth for your peace of mind and your relationships! Communication problems, stuck, or lost in quiet desperation? Counseling can help. Whether you've been together for decades or are in a new relationship, Emotionally Focused Therapy is the most effective and efficient way to restore trust and loving connection that I have found. As a Relationship Counselor, I help with problems like arguing, infidelity, parenting, divorce, remarriage, and blended families. I also work with family groupings and other relationship combinations. Looking for Individual Counseling? I provide therapy for anxiety, loneliness, depression, and trauma.
(425) 215-0832 View (425) 215-0832
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Trisha Thorson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kent, WA 98030  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling alone, conflicted, tired, stressed, or anxious? I offer affordable flexible teletherapy with evening and weekend appointments. Change is hard and sometimes scary, particularly for those who are stuck or going through life changes. Are you new to adulting, parenting, marriage or divorce, empty nesting, health crisis, or recent death? Therapy and Coaching can be beneficial for people who are struggling to find the motivation they need to make positive transformations. I believe you know yourself best and with encouragement and guidance we will rediscover your full potential, find direction, and accomplish your goals.
Are you feeling alone, conflicted, tired, stressed, or anxious? I offer affordable flexible teletherapy with evening and weekend appointments. Change is hard and sometimes scary, particularly for those who are stuck or going through life changes. Are you new to adulting, parenting, marriage or divorce, empty nesting, health crisis, or recent death? Therapy and Coaching can be beneficial for people who are struggling to find the motivation they need to make positive transformations. I believe you know yourself best and with encouragement and guidance we will rediscover your full potential, find direction, and accomplish your goals.
(253) 645-0832 View (253) 645-0832
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Niashay Whitaker
Counselor, LMHC , MHP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kent, WA 98032  (Online Only)
I aim to provide a supportive, judgement free environment. As my client, your wants and needs will become a priority. As a team we will work together to reach your goals. I work hard to understand my clients worldview while also maintaining the ability to share outside perspective. I believe that with the right support everyone has the ability to live a fulfilling life. If you are searching for support, healing, understanding, perspective, or challenge I would love to help you with your journey.
I aim to provide a supportive, judgement free environment. As my client, your wants and needs will become a priority. As a team we will work together to reach your goals. I work hard to understand my clients worldview while also maintaining the ability to share outside perspective. I believe that with the right support everyone has the ability to live a fulfilling life. If you are searching for support, healing, understanding, perspective, or challenge I would love to help you with your journey.
(206) 203-9492 View (206) 203-9492
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Birds Flying Free Art Therapy Studio
Counselor, MFA, LMHCA, ATR-P
Verified Verified
Kent, WA 98030
Not accepting new clients
Individuals of any age struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, loss, and difficult life transitions may improve with treatment that accesses the creative side of the brain through a safe and therapeutic method of emotional expression. No artistic skill required! Children and youth who have trouble talking about their thoughts and feelings due to developmental, emotional, or English language skill reasons can use the creative process to learn how to understand their world, build social and coping skills.
Individuals of any age struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, loss, and difficult life transitions may improve with treatment that accesses the creative side of the brain through a safe and therapeutic method of emotional expression. No artistic skill required! Children and youth who have trouble talking about their thoughts and feelings due to developmental, emotional, or English language skill reasons can use the creative process to learn how to understand their world, build social and coping skills.
(253) 270-1368 View (253) 270-1368
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Laura Elyse Dawn
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Kent, WA 98042
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in the state of Washington and I work with relationship issues, shame, childhood wounds, anxiety, depression, grief, and anger-management. My approach to counseling is informed by a deep belief that every individual has inherent value and dignity. In my work, I seek to offer my clients a safe place to unpack the difficulties of life while also offering hope for a more fulfilling future. I believe that healing is relational, and I want to offer my clients an experience of compassion and empathy as we work through healing together.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in the state of Washington and I work with relationship issues, shame, childhood wounds, anxiety, depression, grief, and anger-management. My approach to counseling is informed by a deep belief that every individual has inherent value and dignity. In my work, I seek to offer my clients a safe place to unpack the difficulties of life while also offering hope for a more fulfilling future. I believe that healing is relational, and I want to offer my clients an experience of compassion and empathy as we work through healing together.
(253) 499-6133 View (253) 499-6133
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Jamila Coleman
MA, CC, HT, SUDPT, MHP, CMHS
Verified Verified
Kent, WA 98042
For over 15 years, I have been a practicing mental health professional and professional coach with a specialization in social justice counseling, hypnotherapy and expressive arts therapy, specifically narrative, poetry and restorative yoga. I received my master’s degree in Social Justice Counseling from Antioch University, yoga teacher training certifications from My Vinyasa Practice, LLC and American Sports and Fitness Association and I currently hold several Department of Health credentials in Washington State.
For over 15 years, I have been a practicing mental health professional and professional coach with a specialization in social justice counseling, hypnotherapy and expressive arts therapy, specifically narrative, poetry and restorative yoga. I received my master’s degree in Social Justice Counseling from Antioch University, yoga teacher training certifications from My Vinyasa Practice, LLC and American Sports and Fitness Association and I currently hold several Department of Health credentials in Washington State.
(253) 316-8621 View (253) 316-8621
Life Guide Northwest PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Kent, WA 98042
Life Guide Northwest was founded in 2010 in Portland Oregon by my late father Stevie B. Hoggans. His sole purpose in establishing Life Guide Northwest was to create a treatment agency to support the specific needs of the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) community. This level of support was not available in his community, which dealt with socio-economic challenges which manifested into issues such as behavioral health conditions, crime, substance abuse, poverty, and homelessness. Like my father, I am passionate about helping ALL individuals who are struggling to navigate interpersonal challenges.
Life Guide Northwest was founded in 2010 in Portland Oregon by my late father Stevie B. Hoggans. His sole purpose in establishing Life Guide Northwest was to create a treatment agency to support the specific needs of the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) community. This level of support was not available in his community, which dealt with socio-economic challenges which manifested into issues such as behavioral health conditions, crime, substance abuse, poverty, and homelessness. Like my father, I am passionate about helping ALL individuals who are struggling to navigate interpersonal challenges.
(253) 652-5938 View (253) 652-5938
Photo of Grayson Lein, MA, LMHCA, Counselor
Grayson Lein
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Kent, WA 98032
I greatly enjoy working with young and/or emerging adults, professionals, men in relationships, and differently able'd individuals. I see you as the expert of your life, which means that I see my role as that of a guide to walk alongside you instead of telling you where to go. Through this process I will provide you with tools and skills to manage and improve your mental health as well as your overall wellbeing. I have a knack for learning how people best integrate information in a way that is useable and serviceable. Everyone learns in unique ways, and I will help you practice these tools and skills in a way that works for you.
I greatly enjoy working with young and/or emerging adults, professionals, men in relationships, and differently able'd individuals. I see you as the expert of your life, which means that I see my role as that of a guide to walk alongside you instead of telling you where to go. Through this process I will provide you with tools and skills to manage and improve your mental health as well as your overall wellbeing. I have a knack for learning how people best integrate information in a way that is useable and serviceable. Everyone learns in unique ways, and I will help you practice these tools and skills in a way that works for you.
(206) 590-4472 View (206) 590-4472
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Swati Gupta
MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Kent, WA 98030  (Online Only)
I am a licensed mental health clinician with over 4 years of experience, I specialize in working with teens and adults. I am a bilingual therapist who had the privilege to work with clients from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Currently, I offer virtual therapy and support for a wide range of mental health challenges, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, identity crisis, OCD, trauma, personality disorders, mood disorders, bipolar disorder, and more. By providing a safe and non-judgmental space, I strive to meet my clients where they are in the present moment, allowing us to work collaboratively towards their goals.
I am a licensed mental health clinician with over 4 years of experience, I specialize in working with teens and adults. I am a bilingual therapist who had the privilege to work with clients from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Currently, I offer virtual therapy and support for a wide range of mental health challenges, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, identity crisis, OCD, trauma, personality disorders, mood disorders, bipolar disorder, and more. By providing a safe and non-judgmental space, I strive to meet my clients where they are in the present moment, allowing us to work collaboratively towards their goals.
(425) 946-2228 View (425) 946-2228
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Mille Byrd
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kent, WA 98030  (Online Only)
Hello! Welcome to Healing Byrd Therapy. I am a therapist that works from a systemic approach believing that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Individuals that have experienced domestic violence, sexual exploitation, abuse, sexual trauma or racialized trauma will find that my approach is compassionate, non-judgmental, unbiased and culturally competent.
Hello! Welcome to Healing Byrd Therapy. I am a therapist that works from a systemic approach believing that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Individuals that have experienced domestic violence, sexual exploitation, abuse, sexual trauma or racialized trauma will find that my approach is compassionate, non-judgmental, unbiased and culturally competent.
(206) 278-3436 View (206) 278-3436
Photo of Dorothy Capers, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Dorothy Capers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Kent, WA 98042  (Online Only)
Welcome! I will bring my 25 years of experience to sessions with you. For too long, the idea of mental wellness was viewed as a luxury allotted to the few. Someone was considered “strong” if they endured a traumatic, life-changing event, regardless of functionality. Now we understand that those events change the way we relate to everything. You continue to engage in daily expectations but you may not be sleeping, or enjoying things that brought you peace or happiness. The way you think and feel becomes your daily existence and you forget how you were before. Let me help you regain that life or find it for the first time.
Welcome! I will bring my 25 years of experience to sessions with you. For too long, the idea of mental wellness was viewed as a luxury allotted to the few. Someone was considered “strong” if they endured a traumatic, life-changing event, regardless of functionality. Now we understand that those events change the way we relate to everything. You continue to engage in daily expectations but you may not be sleeping, or enjoying things that brought you peace or happiness. The way you think and feel becomes your daily existence and you forget how you were before. Let me help you regain that life or find it for the first time.
(253) 352-3188 View (253) 352-3188
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Manny Kaur
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Kent, WA 98031
Our mind-body connection is extremely powerful. When we are stressed, we might experience bodily discomfort and/or mental health concerns that cause difficulty functioning in everyday life. This is completely normal! I encourage you to close your eyes and listen for two to three minutes. Do you hear that little voice in your head? It takes awareness and practice to navigate that little voice, that speaks to us 24/7, for it to be an asset in our healing, growth, and self-regulation.
Our mind-body connection is extremely powerful. When we are stressed, we might experience bodily discomfort and/or mental health concerns that cause difficulty functioning in everyday life. This is completely normal! I encourage you to close your eyes and listen for two to three minutes. Do you hear that little voice in your head? It takes awareness and practice to navigate that little voice, that speaks to us 24/7, for it to be an asset in our healing, growth, and self-regulation.
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Photo of Angela Lim, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Angela Lim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kent, WA 98031
Perhaps you are navigating life transitions, grappling with grief and loss, or facing the complexities of serious illness or disability? Maybe you are a care provider who faces this with their loved one or with your patients? I am dedicated to walking beside you, through these challenges and facilitating growth. With extensive training and certification in grief counseling for all ages, I understand there are many losses in life, including when there has been a death. Loss permeates various aspects of our lives, and my practice acknowledges and addresses the profound impact it can have.
Perhaps you are navigating life transitions, grappling with grief and loss, or facing the complexities of serious illness or disability? Maybe you are a care provider who faces this with their loved one or with your patients? I am dedicated to walking beside you, through these challenges and facilitating growth. With extensive training and certification in grief counseling for all ages, I understand there are many losses in life, including when there has been a death. Loss permeates various aspects of our lives, and my practice acknowledges and addresses the profound impact it can have.
(253) 364-7709 View (253) 364-7709
Photo of Luke Thao, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Luke Thao
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kent, WA 98031  (Online Only)
I especially enjoy working with those interested in exploring: socialized masculinity and sexuality (e.g. regulating sexual behaviors / OCSB-informed, desire discrepancy, body image, values and beliefs...), the specific interaction of faith/spirituality and sexuality (e.g. shame, trauma...), intersectional identity work (i.e. our complex and interacting layers as people), surviving dating, navigating life transitions, and living with anxiety (e.g. social, highly sensitive person...) and depression.
I especially enjoy working with those interested in exploring: socialized masculinity and sexuality (e.g. regulating sexual behaviors / OCSB-informed, desire discrepancy, body image, values and beliefs...), the specific interaction of faith/spirituality and sexuality (e.g. shame, trauma...), intersectional identity work (i.e. our complex and interacting layers as people), surviving dating, navigating life transitions, and living with anxiety (e.g. social, highly sensitive person...) and depression.
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Photo of Alisa Murray, Psychologist
Alisa Murray
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Kent, WA 98030  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you ready to make positive changes in your life? I specialize in nurturing personal growth and inner peace by fostering connection between the body, mind and spirit. My approach involves working to transform negative thinking patterns, increase bodily and emotional awareness, and improve communication with others. I listen carefully to discover how to build upon your strengths and design an action plan that fits your personality and your current challenges. For example, depending on your needs, written exercises, psychological tests, values clarification, or yoga-based anxiety reduction techniques may be used.
Are you ready to make positive changes in your life? I specialize in nurturing personal growth and inner peace by fostering connection between the body, mind and spirit. My approach involves working to transform negative thinking patterns, increase bodily and emotional awareness, and improve communication with others. I listen carefully to discover how to build upon your strengths and design an action plan that fits your personality and your current challenges. For example, depending on your needs, written exercises, psychological tests, values clarification, or yoga-based anxiety reduction techniques may be used.
(253) 271-4344 View (253) 271-4344
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Sympatheia Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
Kent, WA 98032  (Online Only)
No one knows you better than yourself. I will never claim to be an expert on you, and so it is up to you to decide the path you want us to take. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief or loss, or other challenges, I am here to support you and provide a space for you to explore your reasons for seeking help, and the goals you would like to work on.
No one knows you better than yourself. I will never claim to be an expert on you, and so it is up to you to decide the path you want us to take. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief or loss, or other challenges, I am here to support you and provide a space for you to explore your reasons for seeking help, and the goals you would like to work on.
(253) 559-1994 View (253) 559-1994
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Angela Attri
Counselor, LMHC, ICGC, SUDP
Verified Verified
Kent, WA 98030  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Change is hard, and everyone needs support. I help my clients by providing an open and safe space for you to talk through your concerns and focus on you. Whether you are going through a change, loss, illness, or just feel stuck, counseling can help. Through therapy, you can gain insight into your thoughts, emotions and behavior, and access tools for change.
Change is hard, and everyone needs support. I help my clients by providing an open and safe space for you to talk through your concerns and focus on you. Whether you are going through a change, loss, illness, or just feel stuck, counseling can help. Through therapy, you can gain insight into your thoughts, emotions and behavior, and access tools for change.
(253) 518-3547 View (253) 518-3547
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Gary M Marcus
Psychologist, PhD, CRC
Verified Verified
Kent, WA 98030  (Online Only)
I am a licensed psychologist with 35 years of experience providing practical, brief, solution-focused therapy. My therapy style is interactive with frequent feedback and coaching. I treat depression and anxiety disorders (Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder). I provide couple/marital therapy and work with relationship issues. I work exclusively with adults. I use evidence based treatment approaches to treat depression, anxiety disorders, and couple/family issues. I help clients adjust to difficult life events and circumstances. My orientation is cognitive behavioral.
I am a licensed psychologist with 35 years of experience providing practical, brief, solution-focused therapy. My therapy style is interactive with frequent feedback and coaching. I treat depression and anxiety disorders (Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder). I provide couple/marital therapy and work with relationship issues. I work exclusively with adults. I use evidence based treatment approaches to treat depression, anxiety disorders, and couple/family issues. I help clients adjust to difficult life events and circumstances. My orientation is cognitive behavioral.
(425) 954-6943 View (425) 954-6943
Photo of Rachel Wilson, PsyD, MA, LMHCA, Counselor
Rachel Wilson
Counselor, PsyD, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Kent, WA 98030  (Online Only)
Each individual faces challenges as they learn to navigate life and find their place in the world. At times, these obstacles may feel like Mt. Everest and impossible to overcome. Issues may arise such as trouble with concentrating, lack of motivation, perfectionism, social issues, academic struggles, anxiety, depression, and sometimes addiction. All of which may be overwhelming to a person. People need a "neutral party," someone they can talk to, in confidence, to discuss and work through issues. Having a therapists offers a safe place to share, feel accepted, and understood.
Each individual faces challenges as they learn to navigate life and find their place in the world. At times, these obstacles may feel like Mt. Everest and impossible to overcome. Issues may arise such as trouble with concentrating, lack of motivation, perfectionism, social issues, academic struggles, anxiety, depression, and sometimes addiction. All of which may be overwhelming to a person. People need a "neutral party," someone they can talk to, in confidence, to discuss and work through issues. Having a therapists offers a safe place to share, feel accepted, and understood.
(206) 240-4444 View (206) 240-4444
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Whitney Lynn Erickson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kent, WA 98032
Waitlist for new clients
I am specialized in: eating disorders, substance abuse, addiction, codependency, anger, ADHD, PTSD, OCD, autism, sensory processing disorder, depression, anxiety, trauma, parent/child conflict, mood disorders, self-injury, self-harm, suicidal ideation. I have worked in inpatient, residential, or day treatment levels of care for almost 16 years with a variety of populations and have vast knowledge and expertise in being able to provide safety and support for those in need. You can expect to be pushed and challenged and find your way to healing and creating a pathway forward. You can also find me at whitneyericksoncounseling.com
I am specialized in: eating disorders, substance abuse, addiction, codependency, anger, ADHD, PTSD, OCD, autism, sensory processing disorder, depression, anxiety, trauma, parent/child conflict, mood disorders, self-injury, self-harm, suicidal ideation. I have worked in inpatient, residential, or day treatment levels of care for almost 16 years with a variety of populations and have vast knowledge and expertise in being able to provide safety and support for those in need. You can expect to be pushed and challenged and find your way to healing and creating a pathway forward. You can also find me at whitneyericksoncounseling.com
(253) 285-7786 View (253) 285-7786

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Kent, WA

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Kent, WA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Depression
74% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
71% Stress
70% Trauma and PTSD
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Premera
72% Aetna
72% Regence

How Therapists in Kent, WA see their clients

53% In Person and Online
47% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Kent?

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.