Therapists in Totem Lake, Kirkland, WA

Photo of Gloria Tolpin, Counselor in Totem Lake, Kirkland, WA
Gloria Tolpin
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Totem Lake, Kirkland, WA 98034
My approach is based in the Existential-Phenomenological and Relational Psychodynamic traditions; however my practice is integrative and based on each client's unique needs and goals. I strive to create a trusting, welcoming, empathic and non-judgmental environment in which you explore what it means to be you, within the context of your experiences, values, relationships and worldviews. Through thoughtful dialogue and collaborative therapeutic relationship, we work to understand and challenge your assumptions and patterns, so that you make more confident choices and live in a way that is mindful and true to your authentic self.
My approach is based in the Existential-Phenomenological and Relational Psychodynamic traditions; however my practice is integrative and based on each client's unique needs and goals. I strive to create a trusting, welcoming, empathic and non-judgmental environment in which you explore what it means to be you, within the context of your experiences, values, relationships and worldviews. Through thoughtful dialogue and collaborative therapeutic relationship, we work to understand and challenge your assumptions and patterns, so that you make more confident choices and live in a way that is mindful and true to your authentic self.
(206) 388-2674 View (206) 388-2674
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Seattle Neurocounseling
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC, MHP, CCPT-2
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Totem Lake, Kirkland, WA 98034
We have openings now. My name is Carmen Noel. I am the owner of a small multi-disciplinary practice in Kirkland. Each of our counselors has different specialty areas. We work with children, youth and adults of all ages. Some of our specialty areas include trauma, ADHD, parenting, behavioral issues, Perinatal and post partum issues, autism, injury and health related issues, OCD, depression and anxiety related disorders. Please email us to book.
We have openings now. My name is Carmen Noel. I am the owner of a small multi-disciplinary practice in Kirkland. Each of our counselors has different specialty areas. We work with children, youth and adults of all ages. Some of our specialty areas include trauma, ADHD, parenting, behavioral issues, Perinatal and post partum issues, autism, injury and health related issues, OCD, depression and anxiety related disorders. Please email us to book.
(425) 728-6859 View (425) 728-6859
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Laurie Roth
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Totem Lake, Kirkland, WA 98034  (Online Only)
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
(425) 287-5992 View (425) 287-5992
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Katie Shieff
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Totem Lake, Kirkland, WA 98034
Hello! I utilize a person-centered approach to empower adults and young adults. My therapeutic approach is kind, understanding, and prioritizes your long term mental and physical health. My approach helps bring awareness to the connection between mental and physical health and aims to work alongside you to make changes that align with your overall health. I use a holistic counseling approach to guide and empower my clients towards sustainable growth and life fulfillment.
Hello! I utilize a person-centered approach to empower adults and young adults. My therapeutic approach is kind, understanding, and prioritizes your long term mental and physical health. My approach helps bring awareness to the connection between mental and physical health and aims to work alongside you to make changes that align with your overall health. I use a holistic counseling approach to guide and empower my clients towards sustainable growth and life fulfillment.
(425) 534-7084 View (425) 534-7084
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Mona Ebrahimi
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Totem Lake, Kirkland, WA 98034
Are you struggling by your current life situation, feeling anxious, depressed, experience difficulties in your relationships? Do you think extra support would help you find your way in the life? Let's walk together through the path of healing. I will help you find your authentic self in the warm, respectful and nonjudgmental environment. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families. My compassion and empathy emanates radiantly and I highly value the journey, which is life, that everyone is subjectively experiencing.
Are you struggling by your current life situation, feeling anxious, depressed, experience difficulties in your relationships? Do you think extra support would help you find your way in the life? Let's walk together through the path of healing. I will help you find your authentic self in the warm, respectful and nonjudgmental environment. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families. My compassion and empathy emanates radiantly and I highly value the journey, which is life, that everyone is subjectively experiencing.
(425) 728-7338 View (425) 728-7338
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Kathleen Howell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Totem Lake, Kirkland, WA 98034  (Online Only)
I currently have openings. Now accepting Medicare. I am a marriage and family counselor with over 20 years of experience, I have had the privilege of working with numerous couples and families facing various traumas, as well as relational and communication challenges. I help clients deal with deep-rooted issues and past traumas that may be hindering their emotional well-being and relationships. Through my extensive work in this field, I have honed my skills in understanding the complexities of human relationships and guiding individuals towards healthier connections.
I currently have openings. Now accepting Medicare. I am a marriage and family counselor with over 20 years of experience, I have had the privilege of working with numerous couples and families facing various traumas, as well as relational and communication challenges. I help clients deal with deep-rooted issues and past traumas that may be hindering their emotional well-being and relationships. Through my extensive work in this field, I have honed my skills in understanding the complexities of human relationships and guiding individuals towards healthier connections.
(425) 600-6463 View (425) 600-6463
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Akila Osakwe
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Totem Lake, Kirkland, WA 98034  (Online Only)
I am Akila Osakwe, A licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 10 years of experience working with individuals and families. My areas of expertise are Trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral issues, family issues, Injuries, parenting support, postpartum and prenatal issues, grief, severe mental illness, couples and family therapy, and co-occurring disorders.
I am Akila Osakwe, A licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 10 years of experience working with individuals and families. My areas of expertise are Trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral issues, family issues, Injuries, parenting support, postpartum and prenatal issues, grief, severe mental illness, couples and family therapy, and co-occurring disorders.
(425) 537-4674 View (425) 537-4674
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Amy O'Neill
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Totem Lake, Kirkland, WA 98034  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My goal is to collaborate with you to help you focus on your strengths, overcome your challenges, and find fulfillment in your daily life. I work with pre-teens, adolescents and adults and strive to create a safe space, where you can share your thoughts and concerns without fear of judgment. I will provide time and space to help you process your life experiences, grief, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, or life transitions. We can find ways to replace self-defeating thoughts with empowering beliefs, while building self-confidence and coping skills to maximize your ability to enjoy life.
My goal is to collaborate with you to help you focus on your strengths, overcome your challenges, and find fulfillment in your daily life. I work with pre-teens, adolescents and adults and strive to create a safe space, where you can share your thoughts and concerns without fear of judgment. I will provide time and space to help you process your life experiences, grief, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, or life transitions. We can find ways to replace self-defeating thoughts with empowering beliefs, while building self-confidence and coping skills to maximize your ability to enjoy life.
(425) 287-6194 View (425) 287-6194
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Dr. Cristina Louk
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, RHT
Verified Verified
Totem Lake, Kirkland, WA 98034
Are you caught between the chaos of ADHD and life demands? Is your journey filled with distractions, setbacks, and surprises? You may be fed up with struggling to focus, experiencing mood swings that disrupt your day, or feeling overwhelmed by disorganized thoughts and tasks. You might not even remember a time things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You're ready to regain clarity and stability. You're ready to tackle challenges with confidence and efficiency. Most of all, you're ready to reclaim control of your life and embrace a future where ADHD no longer holds you back.
Are you caught between the chaos of ADHD and life demands? Is your journey filled with distractions, setbacks, and surprises? You may be fed up with struggling to focus, experiencing mood swings that disrupt your day, or feeling overwhelmed by disorganized thoughts and tasks. You might not even remember a time things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You're ready to regain clarity and stability. You're ready to tackle challenges with confidence and efficiency. Most of all, you're ready to reclaim control of your life and embrace a future where ADHD no longer holds you back.
(425) 225-4731 View (425) 225-4731
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Jenna Flagg
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Totem Lake, Kirkland, WA 98034  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! I am a Licensed Psychologist with over 15 years of experience in the field. I help adults struggling with depression, anxiety, eating disorders and relationship issues. Through treatment my clients will build an increased sense of self as well as gain new skills to navigate the challenges we all face in life. I work to find the balance between being compassionate and empathetic and giving that gentle nudge needed to move toward change. Therapy should be a collaborative process and look forward working together to make change. Please check out my website to learn more about me and my practice.
Accepting New Clients! I am a Licensed Psychologist with over 15 years of experience in the field. I help adults struggling with depression, anxiety, eating disorders and relationship issues. Through treatment my clients will build an increased sense of self as well as gain new skills to navigate the challenges we all face in life. I work to find the balance between being compassionate and empathetic and giving that gentle nudge needed to move toward change. Therapy should be a collaborative process and look forward working together to make change. Please check out my website to learn more about me and my practice.
(425) 385-9018 View (425) 385-9018
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Christine Crowe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Totem Lake, Kirkland, WA 98034  (Online Only)
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
(425) 474-3764 View (425) 474-3764
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Dr. Jayme Branagh Landon
Counselor, EdD
Verified Verified
Totem Lake, Kirkland, WA 98034
As a mental health therapist, I firmly believe that the cornerstone of effective therapy is the strength of the relationship between therapist and client. My approach is centered on building authentic, trusting connections with children, adolescents, and young adults. My priority us to create a safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental space where they feel heard and valued. By prioritizing strong therapeutic relationships, I empower my clients to develop resilience, self-awareness, and the skills necessary to navigate life's challenges. My goal is to be a steadfast ally in their journey toward mental well-being and personal growth.
As a mental health therapist, I firmly believe that the cornerstone of effective therapy is the strength of the relationship between therapist and client. My approach is centered on building authentic, trusting connections with children, adolescents, and young adults. My priority us to create a safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental space where they feel heard and valued. By prioritizing strong therapeutic relationships, I empower my clients to develop resilience, self-awareness, and the skills necessary to navigate life's challenges. My goal is to be a steadfast ally in their journey toward mental well-being and personal growth.
(425) 230-5835 View (425) 230-5835
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Krista Miller
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Totem Lake, Kirkland, WA 98034  (Online Only)
It is a brave step to seek out therapy. Together we will create a safe and curious space to explore what led you here and the way it may be impacting your life and relationships. We all carry pain, grief, shame, anxiety and fears; we will work together to understand these and move toward healing and growth. I recognize that we as humans are not raised in isolation, but our families and systems around us impact how we experience life and function in the world. We will aim to discover the “whys” behind the feelings and reactions and move away from judgment toward self-compassion as you navigate the ups and downs of life.
It is a brave step to seek out therapy. Together we will create a safe and curious space to explore what led you here and the way it may be impacting your life and relationships. We all carry pain, grief, shame, anxiety and fears; we will work together to understand these and move toward healing and growth. I recognize that we as humans are not raised in isolation, but our families and systems around us impact how we experience life and function in the world. We will aim to discover the “whys” behind the feelings and reactions and move away from judgment toward self-compassion as you navigate the ups and downs of life.
(206) 829-6614 View (206) 829-6614
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Helen B Hofman
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CSAT, AF-EMDR, IFS
Verified Verified
Totem Lake, Kirkland, WA 98034  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Life overwhelms us all at times. As a counselor, I meet you in those difficult parts of life, accompany you on your unique journey to redemption, healing and wholeness, helping you secure meaningful and lasting change. Together we name your problems and find their solutions; both the issues and the solutions are unique to you. Often we are pressured to "profile" ourselves-to label or describe ourselves in an way so that allows others to quickly "peg" who we are. But we are much more complex-- each of us has a story to tell. Each narrative has a distinctive trajectory.
Life overwhelms us all at times. As a counselor, I meet you in those difficult parts of life, accompany you on your unique journey to redemption, healing and wholeness, helping you secure meaningful and lasting change. Together we name your problems and find their solutions; both the issues and the solutions are unique to you. Often we are pressured to "profile" ourselves-to label or describe ourselves in an way so that allows others to quickly "peg" who we are. But we are much more complex-- each of us has a story to tell. Each narrative has a distinctive trajectory.
(425) 276-6267 View (425) 276-6267
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Hallie Condit
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Totem Lake, Kirkland, WA 98034
Are you looking for a compassionate, skillful therapist to help you overcome your fears and worries? I work with people with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and hair pulling problems. I can help you change the thoughts and behaviors that lead to having distressing feelings and symptoms. This will help you feel more in control of your life. I provide a personalized approach tailored to your needs. To learn more about my services, please visit my website at www.EastsideCounselingServices.com.
Are you looking for a compassionate, skillful therapist to help you overcome your fears and worries? I work with people with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and hair pulling problems. I can help you change the thoughts and behaviors that lead to having distressing feelings and symptoms. This will help you feel more in control of your life. I provide a personalized approach tailored to your needs. To learn more about my services, please visit my website at www.EastsideCounselingServices.com.
(425) 947-5737 View (425) 947-5737
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Stephanie Justus
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSMFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
Totem Lake, Kirkland, WA 98034  (Online Only)
Carrying the weight of anxiety, grief, disconnection from those around you, maybe even from yourself, can be overwhelming at times. It can be difficult to navigate these things alone. I believe in the power of the therapeutic, client-focused relationship as a catalyst for exploration and healing. My work with clients focuses on guiding people as they process life transitions, challenges and new opportunities. I walk alongside you in making a shift in your mindset to a place aligned with your core values and truth. I maintain a holistic perspective integrating mind, body, and spirit to empower every client in reaching his/her goals.
Carrying the weight of anxiety, grief, disconnection from those around you, maybe even from yourself, can be overwhelming at times. It can be difficult to navigate these things alone. I believe in the power of the therapeutic, client-focused relationship as a catalyst for exploration and healing. My work with clients focuses on guiding people as they process life transitions, challenges and new opportunities. I walk alongside you in making a shift in your mindset to a place aligned with your core values and truth. I maintain a holistic perspective integrating mind, body, and spirit to empower every client in reaching his/her goals.
(360) 301-7625 View (360) 301-7625
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Sally Ricker
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Totem Lake, Kirkland, WA 98034  (Online Only)
I am committed to working with adults, offering a holistic, client-centered therapeutic approach to help clients seek relief and obtain treatment goals. Counseling presents a space for healing and growth, where you have to opportunity to make positive, long-lasting changes in your life. My clients have the right to expect unconditional positive regard in a safe and validating environment.
I am committed to working with adults, offering a holistic, client-centered therapeutic approach to help clients seek relief and obtain treatment goals. Counseling presents a space for healing and growth, where you have to opportunity to make positive, long-lasting changes in your life. My clients have the right to expect unconditional positive regard in a safe and validating environment.
(206) 550-7576 View (206) 550-7576
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Eastside Girl Talk
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Totem Lake, Kirkland, WA 98034
My name is Meryl Henry and I offer counseling services to teen girls and their families in Kirkland, Washington. Adolescence is an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming, and sometimes even scary for both you and your teen. Your teen is test-driving his or her self-perceptions, caught between the safety and fun of being a kid and the responsibility and freedom of being a grown-up. In therapy, your teen will learn to better communicate emotional needs, gain self-confidence, establish safe boundaries in both friendships and romantic relationships, and identify values and priorities.
My name is Meryl Henry and I offer counseling services to teen girls and their families in Kirkland, Washington. Adolescence is an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming, and sometimes even scary for both you and your teen. Your teen is test-driving his or her self-perceptions, caught between the safety and fun of being a kid and the responsibility and freedom of being a grown-up. In therapy, your teen will learn to better communicate emotional needs, gain self-confidence, establish safe boundaries in both friendships and romantic relationships, and identify values and priorities.
(425) 654-8320 View (425) 654-8320
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Kaleb D Sinclair
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Totem Lake, Kirkland, WA 98034  (Online Only)
Healing starts when empathy is offered first to your own journey and then to the world around you. It would be my privilege to support you throughout your journey towards healing, uncovering a deeper comprehension of yourself, and the world around you. As a therapist I work alongside each of my clients by examining your lived experience and perspective to better understand how you comprehend and move through reality. It is through exploring our lived experiences and perceptions that we can become more aware how we operate, respond, and live in this world and can facilitate healing for ourselves and in our relationships.
Healing starts when empathy is offered first to your own journey and then to the world around you. It would be my privilege to support you throughout your journey towards healing, uncovering a deeper comprehension of yourself, and the world around you. As a therapist I work alongside each of my clients by examining your lived experience and perspective to better understand how you comprehend and move through reality. It is through exploring our lived experiences and perceptions that we can become more aware how we operate, respond, and live in this world and can facilitate healing for ourselves and in our relationships.
(425) 341-4855 View (425) 341-4855
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Rachel Slemons
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Totem Lake, Kirkland, WA 98034
Not accepting new clients
Life is meant to be lived fully, but often there are circumstances that get in the way of our ability to engage at the level that we want to. Whether that is a trauma or loss or a major life stressor that has made life seem unbearable, you can receive help and there is hope of moving forward and living life to the fullness of your potential. My counseling practice stems from the belief that each and every human has value and deserves to be seen and heard, regardless of age, background, or status. I work with individual adults and adolescents employing trauma-informed care on your path to recovery from life’s difficulties.
Life is meant to be lived fully, but often there are circumstances that get in the way of our ability to engage at the level that we want to. Whether that is a trauma or loss or a major life stressor that has made life seem unbearable, you can receive help and there is hope of moving forward and living life to the fullness of your potential. My counseling practice stems from the belief that each and every human has value and deserves to be seen and heard, regardless of age, background, or status. I work with individual adults and adolescents employing trauma-informed care on your path to recovery from life’s difficulties.
(425) 414-8225 View (425) 414-8225

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Number of Therapists in Totem Lake, Kirkland, WA

40+

Average cost per session

$170

Therapists in Totem Lake, Kirkland, WA who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
91% Depression
82% Self Esteem
80% Trauma and PTSD
78% Grief
78% Stress
69% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Cigna and Evernorth
70% Aetna
63% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Totem Lake, Kirkland, WA see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
17% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Totem Lake, Kirkland?

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.