Therapists in La Center, WA

Photo of Joanna Dye, Counselor in La Center, WA
Joanna Dye
Counselor, LMHC, CMHS
Verified
La Center, WA 98629  (Online Only)
Way to take the first step to feeling better! Stressful life events, career/school issues, relationship stress, parenting struggles, endless thoughts in the night, and emotions that seem out of control can be overwhelming and isolating. You want to be happy but just feel stuck. In our work together you will experience thoughtful, respectful counseling that is individualized to help you achieve deeper understanding and healing. Adults or teens who are looking for a safe place where you can feel accepted, heard and empathized with, you have found that place! Let's work to build awareness, learn coping skills, and improve your life.
Way to take the first step to feeling better! Stressful life events, career/school issues, relationship stress, parenting struggles, endless thoughts in the night, and emotions that seem out of control can be overwhelming and isolating. You want to be happy but just feel stuck. In our work together you will experience thoughtful, respectful counseling that is individualized to help you achieve deeper understanding and healing. Adults or teens who are looking for a safe place where you can feel accepted, heard and empathized with, you have found that place! Let's work to build awareness, learn coping skills, and improve your life.
(360) 946-0851 View (360) 946-0851
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Stephen P Grant
Counselor, MACP, LMHC, CSAT, CMAT
Verified
4 Endorsed
La Center, WA 98629
Is your world imploding? Betrayal shatters our worlds. Whether the betrayer or the betrayed, it destroys us! Betrayers face a sense of powerlessness, loneliness, and hopelessness: realizing they can never be really known or completely love another. And, the betrayed dazedly look at a million shattered pieces of the life they thought they knew and wonder if they can trust themselves or another again. Betrayal, fear, and grief traumatize us and become our constant companions. Shock often sets in. We feel isolated & alone. But real, lasting help is available. You don’t have to stay stuck in this frightening & paralyzing space.
Is your world imploding? Betrayal shatters our worlds. Whether the betrayer or the betrayed, it destroys us! Betrayers face a sense of powerlessness, loneliness, and hopelessness: realizing they can never be really known or completely love another. And, the betrayed dazedly look at a million shattered pieces of the life they thought they knew and wonder if they can trust themselves or another again. Betrayal, fear, and grief traumatize us and become our constant companions. Shock often sets in. We feel isolated & alone. But real, lasting help is available. You don’t have to stay stuck in this frightening & paralyzing space.
(360) 835-6884 View (360) 835-6884
Photo of Britt Ricci, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in La Center, WA
Britt Ricci
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified
La Center, WA 98629
We all go through challenges in life that feel overwhelming and unmanageable. Choosing to find someone who can assist you through this time is a great gift to yourself and those that love you. An important part of this process is finding a therapist who you feel comfortable with and can trust. I provide a safe and supportive environment to work on these issues together and to find a better understanding around how to make positive change in your life. I offer space to explore your issue and also practical feedback around changes that could positively influence the issue at hand.
We all go through challenges in life that feel overwhelming and unmanageable. Choosing to find someone who can assist you through this time is a great gift to yourself and those that love you. An important part of this process is finding a therapist who you feel comfortable with and can trust. I provide a safe and supportive environment to work on these issues together and to find a better understanding around how to make positive change in your life. I offer space to explore your issue and also practical feedback around changes that could positively influence the issue at hand.
(360) 553-0268 View (360) 553-0268
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Samantha C Cunningham
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
La Center, WA 98629
People thrive when they are connected to others, but the pain, stress, and struggles of life often leave us feeling very alone. My practice includes individuals, couples, and families who are wanting to find solace in their experiences. I connect with clients by creating safety, understanding their unique point of view, focusing on their strengths, and collaborating with them to build a plan for treatment. My clients find space in their world to find hope in the midst of pain, courageously explore change, set goals, embrace healthy beliefs, learn new skills, make positive life choices, achieve balance, and heal.
People thrive when they are connected to others, but the pain, stress, and struggles of life often leave us feeling very alone. My practice includes individuals, couples, and families who are wanting to find solace in their experiences. I connect with clients by creating safety, understanding their unique point of view, focusing on their strengths, and collaborating with them to build a plan for treatment. My clients find space in their world to find hope in the midst of pain, courageously explore change, set goals, embrace healthy beliefs, learn new skills, make positive life choices, achieve balance, and heal.
(360) 234-3575 View (360) 234-3575
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Tom Dooley
Psychologist, PsyD, MDiv
Verified
La Center, WA 98629
Feeling stuck in life's circumstances? Don't just "Do it" as Nike says, but "Do something healthy"! With memberships in ADAA (anxiety) and the OCD Institute, trained in trauma treatment, and a certified domestic violence provider, I work with a variety of issues in marital, individual, and family counseling. I seek to be collaborative, practical, and respectful. My doctorate is from George Fox University, and I have been in the field since 1986. Offices are in Vancouver WA and Portland OR. Thank you for considering me.
Feeling stuck in life's circumstances? Don't just "Do it" as Nike says, but "Do something healthy"! With memberships in ADAA (anxiety) and the OCD Institute, trained in trauma treatment, and a certified domestic violence provider, I work with a variety of issues in marital, individual, and family counseling. I seek to be collaborative, practical, and respectful. My doctorate is from George Fox University, and I have been in the field since 1986. Offices are in Vancouver WA and Portland OR. Thank you for considering me.
(360) 513-7398 View (360) 513-7398
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A Better Way Counseling Service
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, LMFT, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
La Center, WA 98629
Not accepting new clients
We are not currently accepting new clients and our waitlist is full - Here at A Better Way Counseling Services, our mission is to be of service to our Washington community, far and near. We offer quality mental health counseling, training, and classes on a variety of helpful topics. Our philosophy is to work with people from an individualized, needs-driven, and strength-based focus. We are committed to offering quality mental health services to all people, regardless of religious preference, race, sex, income, sexual orientation, or education. A fundamental principle of our service is to treat everyone with respect and dignity.
We are not currently accepting new clients and our waitlist is full - Here at A Better Way Counseling Services, our mission is to be of service to our Washington community, far and near. We offer quality mental health counseling, training, and classes on a variety of helpful topics. Our philosophy is to work with people from an individualized, needs-driven, and strength-based focus. We are committed to offering quality mental health services to all people, regardless of religious preference, race, sex, income, sexual orientation, or education. A fundamental principle of our service is to treat everyone with respect and dignity.
(360) 443-9801 View (360) 443-9801

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Tinamarie Fish LMHC, MHP, CMHS, CCTP
Counselor, LMHC, MHP, CMHS, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ridgefield, WA 98642  (Online Only)
Our agency has current telehealth only openings. I am the owner and Clinical Supervisor of Magnolia Behavioral and Holistic Health, PLLC. As your clinician, I provide a warm, safe, non judgmental space. My therapeutic perspective is a holistic and health minded approach to counseling while focusing on client’s individual needs. My counseling approach is to use humor (at appropriate times), validate clients, witness their feelings, and to truly hear what they are experiencing. My specializations include trauma, grief/loss, women’s and teen issues.
Our agency has current telehealth only openings. I am the owner and Clinical Supervisor of Magnolia Behavioral and Holistic Health, PLLC. As your clinician, I provide a warm, safe, non judgmental space. My therapeutic perspective is a holistic and health minded approach to counseling while focusing on client’s individual needs. My counseling approach is to use humor (at appropriate times), validate clients, witness their feelings, and to truly hear what they are experiencing. My specializations include trauma, grief/loss, women’s and teen issues.
(360) 215-2798 View (360) 215-2798
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B. Diane Straube
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Battle Ground, WA 98604
Waitlist for new clients
My approach to therapy is based on a cognitive behavioral model, helping individuals learn how to cope with intense feelings and overcome struggles through addressing both the mind and the body. I believe knowledge is power, therefore I tailor my approach to each individual yet I primarily utilizes education, skill building and challenging unhealthy thinking styles to bring about change. Of course, I attempt to mix this with the right amount of encouragement to help you get the support you cannot always get from those around you. I work with any and all individuals, ages 13 and up, regardless of personal beliefs and identities.
My approach to therapy is based on a cognitive behavioral model, helping individuals learn how to cope with intense feelings and overcome struggles through addressing both the mind and the body. I believe knowledge is power, therefore I tailor my approach to each individual yet I primarily utilizes education, skill building and challenging unhealthy thinking styles to bring about change. Of course, I attempt to mix this with the right amount of encouragement to help you get the support you cannot always get from those around you. I work with any and all individuals, ages 13 and up, regardless of personal beliefs and identities.
(360) 997-5382 View (360) 997-5382
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Molly Tapani
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Battle Ground, WA 98604
Waitlist for new clients
Waitlist... When you walk into my doors, I want you to feel comfortable and at ease. Therapy is not easy but I am willing and able to help you cross challenging situations in a connected way. I meet client's where they are at in their journey. We work together as a team, as the saying goes, "there is no 'i' and no 'u' in teamwork'. I enjoy working with people of all ages and our work together will help you improve your ability to manage life stresses and challenges.
Waitlist... When you walk into my doors, I want you to feel comfortable and at ease. Therapy is not easy but I am willing and able to help you cross challenging situations in a connected way. I meet client's where they are at in their journey. We work together as a team, as the saying goes, "there is no 'i' and no 'u' in teamwork'. I enjoy working with people of all ages and our work together will help you improve your ability to manage life stresses and challenges.
(360) 369-3619 View (360) 369-3619
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Bonnie A. Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSWAIC, MSSW
Verified
Ridgefield, WA 98642
As the founder of The Trauma Survivor Center, Bonnie believes that everyone has the ability to lead a happy and fulfilling life. Her philosophy is rooted in the belief that mental and emotional well-being are integral to overall health, and that therapy and coaching can be powerful tools for achieving this balance. She is dedicated to creating a space that supports individuals and families across the life span (ages 18-99) impacted by client identified trauma from Child Abuse, Sexual Assault, Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence, Military Sexual Trauma/ Combat Trauma, and Religious Trauma.
As the founder of The Trauma Survivor Center, Bonnie believes that everyone has the ability to lead a happy and fulfilling life. Her philosophy is rooted in the belief that mental and emotional well-being are integral to overall health, and that therapy and coaching can be powerful tools for achieving this balance. She is dedicated to creating a space that supports individuals and families across the life span (ages 18-99) impacted by client identified trauma from Child Abuse, Sexual Assault, Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence, Military Sexual Trauma/ Combat Trauma, and Religious Trauma.
(360) 295-9614 View (360) 295-9614
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Lilly Trammell
MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Ridgefield, WA 98642  (Online Only)
I'm interested in helping you figure out what you want, and helping you get there. Being a teen and young adult is so stressful and weird, with or without other factors like mental health issues. I can help with all the identity exploration that you might need like sexuality, gender, career goals, education plans, self-esteem, etc., as well as issues like depression, anxiety, trauma, suicide, and self harm. If your parent/guardian is "making" you come, we can work with that too. Just remember, you're the one who consents for therapy, so you choose what we work on.
I'm interested in helping you figure out what you want, and helping you get there. Being a teen and young adult is so stressful and weird, with or without other factors like mental health issues. I can help with all the identity exploration that you might need like sexuality, gender, career goals, education plans, self-esteem, etc., as well as issues like depression, anxiety, trauma, suicide, and self harm. If your parent/guardian is "making" you come, we can work with that too. Just remember, you're the one who consents for therapy, so you choose what we work on.
(360) 564-1302 View (360) 564-1302
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Christine Griffiths
Counselor, LMHC, CADC I
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ridgefield, WA 98642  (Online Only)
My approach is holistic in nature, applying mind, body and spirit. For over seven years, I have worked with adults in a variety of settings. I have had the privilege of coming alongside individuals who are going through intense and often life-changing situations. All of these relationships are personal to me and through these experiences I have come to learn the devastating effects painful life events has on lives. I know therapy can feel scary and vulnerable. Just the thought of it can feel overwhelming and exhausting. And yes, it can even feel risky. It takes courage to confront fears and ask for help.
My approach is holistic in nature, applying mind, body and spirit. For over seven years, I have worked with adults in a variety of settings. I have had the privilege of coming alongside individuals who are going through intense and often life-changing situations. All of these relationships are personal to me and through these experiences I have come to learn the devastating effects painful life events has on lives. I know therapy can feel scary and vulnerable. Just the thought of it can feel overwhelming and exhausting. And yes, it can even feel risky. It takes courage to confront fears and ask for help.
(360) 919-0113 View (360) 919-0113
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Robin Weston - Roots.
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Battle Ground, WA 98604
If you're here, your outward "I have it all together" face is silently crumbling. You feel confused, overwhelmed, like you're losing control, and you don’t know how to stop the collapse. You can have a different story. What if you felt free, happy, confident, and life felt manageable or even enjoyable? What if you could understand what is fueling the chaos and resolve it, for good?
If you're here, your outward "I have it all together" face is silently crumbling. You feel confused, overwhelmed, like you're losing control, and you don’t know how to stop the collapse. You can have a different story. What if you felt free, happy, confident, and life felt manageable or even enjoyable? What if you could understand what is fueling the chaos and resolve it, for good?
(360) 869-0178 View (360) 869-0178
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Kimberly Wolfe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Battle Ground, WA 98604
I have been practicing for two years and I hold a master's degree in social work with an additional two years of practicum. My approach is informal as in alignment with my PNW cultural upbringing. I work collaboratively with my clients informed by emotion-focused therapy to inform changes. I use person-centered, evidence-based therapies in all of my treatments. One of the most profound things I've learned as a mental health professional is that failure is required to achieve true success.
I have been practicing for two years and I hold a master's degree in social work with an additional two years of practicum. My approach is informal as in alignment with my PNW cultural upbringing. I work collaboratively with my clients informed by emotion-focused therapy to inform changes. I use person-centered, evidence-based therapies in all of my treatments. One of the most profound things I've learned as a mental health professional is that failure is required to achieve true success.
(360) 502-2610 View (360) 502-2610
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Erin Bennett
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
Ridgefield, WA 98642
Are you feeling exhausted by the stress of life? Is anxiety or depression impacting your quality of life and relationships? Maybe you have past trauma or loss that needs healing so you can live life fully and authentically you. Or maybe something else has drawn you to seek out a counselor. Sometimes everything seems to be falling apart and a desperation emerges to seek change or support. Other times, nothing seems to be going wrong, but there are unsettled thoughts or emotions internally that don't line up with your outside life. Wherever you fall on the spectrum between "rock bottom" and "living the dream", you deserve support.
Are you feeling exhausted by the stress of life? Is anxiety or depression impacting your quality of life and relationships? Maybe you have past trauma or loss that needs healing so you can live life fully and authentically you. Or maybe something else has drawn you to seek out a counselor. Sometimes everything seems to be falling apart and a desperation emerges to seek change or support. Other times, nothing seems to be going wrong, but there are unsettled thoughts or emotions internally that don't line up with your outside life. Wherever you fall on the spectrum between "rock bottom" and "living the dream", you deserve support.
(360) 667-1733 View (360) 667-1733
Photo of Stephanie Podasca, Licensed Professional Counselor in La Center, WA
Stephanie Podasca
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ridgefield, WA 98642  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am here to help you overcome difficult experiences, connect to your authentic self, and find freedom so that you can build the life you truly want. I work with adults who are struggling with trauma-related emotional, relational, and behavioral issues such as anxiety, addiction, and relationship issues. The clients who have the best outcomes with me are open to exploring their difficult emotional patterns, behaviors, and relationships and are willing to try new things in and outside of our sessions. My ideal client wants to connect with a real person, reconnect to their mind and body and ultimately expand their coping tool kit!
I am here to help you overcome difficult experiences, connect to your authentic self, and find freedom so that you can build the life you truly want. I work with adults who are struggling with trauma-related emotional, relational, and behavioral issues such as anxiety, addiction, and relationship issues. The clients who have the best outcomes with me are open to exploring their difficult emotional patterns, behaviors, and relationships and are willing to try new things in and outside of our sessions. My ideal client wants to connect with a real person, reconnect to their mind and body and ultimately expand their coping tool kit!
(971) 206-6443 View (971) 206-6443
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Amy Aadland
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Ridgefield, WA 98642
Welcome! I am dedicated to providing support and guidance to professionals, students, and parents facing stress, perfectionism, anxiety, and burnout. This is the place if you are unhappy at work, lack of balance, struggle to describe yourself outside of your job title or parenthood, or have physical signs of stress. Many of my clients come to therapy wanting to enjoy their life again and feel less pressure, but aren't sure where to start. Together we will define your goals, learn ways to get unstuck from unhelpful emotions, and explore your values related to work and home.
Welcome! I am dedicated to providing support and guidance to professionals, students, and parents facing stress, perfectionism, anxiety, and burnout. This is the place if you are unhappy at work, lack of balance, struggle to describe yourself outside of your job title or parenthood, or have physical signs of stress. Many of my clients come to therapy wanting to enjoy their life again and feel less pressure, but aren't sure where to start. Together we will define your goals, learn ways to get unstuck from unhelpful emotions, and explore your values related to work and home.
(360) 964-8046 View (360) 964-8046
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Jesse A James
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, CADCII, SUDP, SFBT-1, CC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Battle Ground, WA 98604
Are you seeking a path towards more positive life choices? Feeling trapped in a vortex of poor decisions? Maybe you're looking for assistance in establishing boundaries with your partner, or perhaps you're simply feeling adrift and in need of guidance. Regardless of your circumstances, I'm here to steer you towards an improved life. As a seasoned Military Veteran and accredited Life Coach, Recovery Coach, and Substance Abuse Counselor, I've dedicated myself to enabling individuals to unlock their full potential since 2005.
Are you seeking a path towards more positive life choices? Feeling trapped in a vortex of poor decisions? Maybe you're looking for assistance in establishing boundaries with your partner, or perhaps you're simply feeling adrift and in need of guidance. Regardless of your circumstances, I'm here to steer you towards an improved life. As a seasoned Military Veteran and accredited Life Coach, Recovery Coach, and Substance Abuse Counselor, I've dedicated myself to enabling individuals to unlock their full potential since 2005.
(360) 227-5941 View (360) 227-5941
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Sandra Hunt Bero
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Battle Ground, WA 98604
Not accepting new clients
Overwhelmed? Feeling like your mind is spinning and it won't slow down? Traumatized by an event/person? Sad more than not? As a therapist, I have a long history of working with women, children and adults. I specialize in abuse issues, domestic violence, trauma, depression, anxiety, parenting, ADHD, and family issues. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is the standard and most effective treatment for psychological trauma. Having support is key to a healthy and balanced life.
Overwhelmed? Feeling like your mind is spinning and it won't slow down? Traumatized by an event/person? Sad more than not? As a therapist, I have a long history of working with women, children and adults. I specialize in abuse issues, domestic violence, trauma, depression, anxiety, parenting, ADHD, and family issues. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is the standard and most effective treatment for psychological trauma. Having support is key to a healthy and balanced life.
(360) 524-3832 View (360) 524-3832
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Kelie Bryson
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
Woodland, WA 98674
Have you been feeling like it's time to make a positive change in your life? Maybe you want to experience more joy and happiness. Perhaps work on a past wound, improve a relationship, stop the cycle of doing the same thing over again. Counseling is a place where we can work on these issues together. This is a space where you become the author of your life. As an EMDR trained therapist, I can help you re-write your past experiences into stories of strength and resilience and work towards the best version of yourself.
Have you been feeling like it's time to make a positive change in your life? Maybe you want to experience more joy and happiness. Perhaps work on a past wound, improve a relationship, stop the cycle of doing the same thing over again. Counseling is a place where we can work on these issues together. This is a space where you become the author of your life. As an EMDR trained therapist, I can help you re-write your past experiences into stories of strength and resilience and work towards the best version of yourself.
(360) 392-5953 View (360) 392-5953

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in La Center, WA

< 10

Therapists in La Center, WA who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Divorce
83% Anxiety
83% Grief
83% Parenting

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Providence
60% Aetna
60% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in La Center, WA see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

60% Female
40% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in La Center?

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.