Therapists in Lake Stevens, WA

Photo of Tatiana Bowers, Marriage & Family Therapist in Lake Stevens, WA
Tatiana Bowers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MHP, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lake Stevens, WA 98258  (Online Only)
Life can be messy and difficult. It is hard to rise up from difficulties and reach your true potential. My clients feel heard, understood and supported while acquiring skills and knowledge to create the changes in their live that makes them happy and successful. Hoping things will change with time is probably not going to happen. You are precious and matter. I truly believe that people are meant to live exordinary lives. Let me help you reach your potential. Embrace Hope Counseling is a Video Telehealth Therapy Practice which gives clients the ability to have sessions without wasting time getting to an office.
Life can be messy and difficult. It is hard to rise up from difficulties and reach your true potential. My clients feel heard, understood and supported while acquiring skills and knowledge to create the changes in their live that makes them happy and successful. Hoping things will change with time is probably not going to happen. You are precious and matter. I truly believe that people are meant to live exordinary lives. Let me help you reach your potential. Embrace Hope Counseling is a Video Telehealth Therapy Practice which gives clients the ability to have sessions without wasting time getting to an office.
(425) 689-7589 View (425) 689-7589
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Catherine Filoteo
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lake Stevens, WA 98258  (Online Only)
I am currently accepting new clients for solution-focused brief therapy until middle of August. I am committed to supporting individuals in all walks of life. My goal is to provide support and help individuals learn coping tools to better manage the stress and struggles of life. I have experience in serving children, adolescents, young adults and family. In addition, I have experience in working with individuals who have depression, anxiety, trauma, life stress, attachment issues and many more.
I am currently accepting new clients for solution-focused brief therapy until middle of August. I am committed to supporting individuals in all walks of life. My goal is to provide support and help individuals learn coping tools to better manage the stress and struggles of life. I have experience in serving children, adolescents, young adults and family. In addition, I have experience in working with individuals who have depression, anxiety, trauma, life stress, attachment issues and many more.
(206) 208-6121 View (206) 208-6121
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Kaylynn Parker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Lake Stevens, WA 98258  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life can be stressful on its own, talking to someone shouldn’t be and that’s where I come in. I provide therapy for adults that are seeking assistance in areas such as stress, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, life transitions, trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). My approach to therapy includes building a safe and open relationship, person-centered, collaborative, and judgment free. Further, I utilize Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, EMDR, Energy Psychology, and Problem-Solving Therapy to help you reach the goals you have for therapy and your life.
Life can be stressful on its own, talking to someone shouldn’t be and that’s where I come in. I provide therapy for adults that are seeking assistance in areas such as stress, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, life transitions, trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). My approach to therapy includes building a safe and open relationship, person-centered, collaborative, and judgment free. Further, I utilize Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, EMDR, Energy Psychology, and Problem-Solving Therapy to help you reach the goals you have for therapy and your life.
(425) 510-5948 View (425) 510-5948
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Tree of Life Counseling & Coaching
Counselor, MS, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
I counsel the following populations: individuals struggling with anger, depression, grief, anxiety and/or trauma (such as acute trauma or PTSD); couples struggling with communication, trust, infidelity, and/or abusive patterns; and teens struggling with motivation, self-esteem, suicidal preoccupations, anti-social or other behavioral issues. I counsel individuals struggling with psychotic disorders, personality disorders and dissociative disorders. I provide family counseling as well as conflict resolution and mediation services. I provide coaching for wellness, psycho-spiritual growth, communication skills, relationship skills and parenting skills. Also, I provide psychosocial assessments.
I counsel the following populations: individuals struggling with anger, depression, grief, anxiety and/or trauma (such as acute trauma or PTSD); couples struggling with communication, trust, infidelity, and/or abusive patterns; and teens struggling with motivation, self-esteem, suicidal preoccupations, anti-social or other behavioral issues. I counsel individuals struggling with psychotic disorders, personality disorders and dissociative disorders. I provide family counseling as well as conflict resolution and mediation services. I provide coaching for wellness, psycho-spiritual growth, communication skills, relationship skills and parenting skills. Also, I provide psychosocial assessments.
(206) 735-4107 View (206) 735-4107
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John Hammack
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
When life becomes overwhelming it can be difficult to know where to turn. I offer a safe place for individuals and couples to explore these difficult times and start to make sense out of the chaos. Going to therapy does not mean you are weak or your relationship is going to end. It means just the opposite. It means you are taking the time to put yourself and or your relationship first. Counseling gives you the freedom to explore who you are without judgment or criticism and to start to understand yourself on a deeper more compassionate level.
When life becomes overwhelming it can be difficult to know where to turn. I offer a safe place for individuals and couples to explore these difficult times and start to make sense out of the chaos. Going to therapy does not mean you are weak or your relationship is going to end. It means just the opposite. It means you are taking the time to put yourself and or your relationship first. Counseling gives you the freedom to explore who you are without judgment or criticism and to start to understand yourself on a deeper more compassionate level.
(425) 374-4644 View (425) 374-4644
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Mindy Mowers Stone
Counselor, LMHC, CMHS, CART, CTMH, C-DBT
Verified Verified
Lake Stevens, WA 98258  (Online Only)
I have a dual Master of Arts Degree in Mental Health Counseling and Child, Couple, Family Therapy. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), a Child Mental Health Specialist (CMHS), a Certified Anger Resolution Therapist (CART), a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider (CTMH), a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP), and a Certified Dialectical Behavioral Therapist (C-DBT). I have experience with Inpatient & Outpatient Treatment, School and Work Support, Probation Requirements as well as facilitated Couple, Family and Group Therapy since 2001.
I have a dual Master of Arts Degree in Mental Health Counseling and Child, Couple, Family Therapy. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), a Child Mental Health Specialist (CMHS), a Certified Anger Resolution Therapist (CART), a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider (CTMH), a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP), and a Certified Dialectical Behavioral Therapist (C-DBT). I have experience with Inpatient & Outpatient Treatment, School and Work Support, Probation Requirements as well as facilitated Couple, Family and Group Therapy since 2001.
(425) 780-7938 View (425) 780-7938
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Christopher Edward
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, SPP, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
You may be lacking confidence, uncertain of what your next steps are, or are suffering with some form of anxiety or depression. Here you can learn about how to accept the past hurts, be intentional with the present moment, and prepare for the future. Come lost leave feeling seen, heard, and known. I seek to put you first, seeking out to meet your needs by mindful reflecting, strength building, positive relationships and constructive feedback, working together to unlock your full potential. Currently only accepting Mental Performance clients.
You may be lacking confidence, uncertain of what your next steps are, or are suffering with some form of anxiety or depression. Here you can learn about how to accept the past hurts, be intentional with the present moment, and prepare for the future. Come lost leave feeling seen, heard, and known. I seek to put you first, seeking out to meet your needs by mindful reflecting, strength building, positive relationships and constructive feedback, working together to unlock your full potential. Currently only accepting Mental Performance clients.
(425) 368-9367 View (425) 368-9367
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Charline Arends
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CMHS
Verified Verified
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Child Mental Health Specialist in Washington State. I counsel people ages two to hundred in aspects of their lives from creating a strong parent/infant bond to adolescent struggles to saying goodbye at life's end. I see individuals, children, adolescents, couples, and families.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Child Mental Health Specialist in Washington State. I counsel people ages two to hundred in aspects of their lives from creating a strong parent/infant bond to adolescent struggles to saying goodbye at life's end. I see individuals, children, adolescents, couples, and families.
(425) 318-1814 View (425) 318-1814
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I'm Listening Counseling Services PLLC
Counselor, MS, LMHC, MHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Stevens, WA 98258  (Online Only)
I'm Listening Counseling Services PLLC provides mental health therapies to individuals ages 12 and up (ages under 12, please email me). I provide a non-judgmental, empathetic, compassionate safe space, where therapy is designed specifically for the unique individual. I have worked with the spectrum of mental illnesses focusing on trauma, crisis intervention, depression, anxiety and gender dysphoria. I focus on the whole person with support of evidence based approaches. I hold a MS in Mental Health Counseling. I have my mental health professional and child mental health specialist recognition from Washington state.
I'm Listening Counseling Services PLLC provides mental health therapies to individuals ages 12 and up (ages under 12, please email me). I provide a non-judgmental, empathetic, compassionate safe space, where therapy is designed specifically for the unique individual. I have worked with the spectrum of mental illnesses focusing on trauma, crisis intervention, depression, anxiety and gender dysphoria. I focus on the whole person with support of evidence based approaches. I hold a MS in Mental Health Counseling. I have my mental health professional and child mental health specialist recognition from Washington state.
(425) 470-5488 View (425) 470-5488
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Erik Bohlin
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, MAC
Verified Verified
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
It is tough times right now! People are struggling. I am here to give you the tools to feel better and to heal whatever you have gone through. I help people work through addiction recovery, anxiety, depression and difficult relationships. Having a strength-based approach that focuses on wellness and getting unstuck from repeating cycles is the approach I take. I work with anxiety, OCD, depression, addiction (alcohol, sexual, drug, spending, overeating, and work). I also work with chronic pain issues from a place of helping people express emotion. I do both in person and teleconferencing counseling at this time.
It is tough times right now! People are struggling. I am here to give you the tools to feel better and to heal whatever you have gone through. I help people work through addiction recovery, anxiety, depression and difficult relationships. Having a strength-based approach that focuses on wellness and getting unstuck from repeating cycles is the approach I take. I work with anxiety, OCD, depression, addiction (alcohol, sexual, drug, spending, overeating, and work). I also work with chronic pain issues from a place of helping people express emotion. I do both in person and teleconferencing counseling at this time.
(425) 224-6725 View (425) 224-6725
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Joey Bighouse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Lake Stevens, WA 98258  (Online Only)
You’re tired. Overwhelmed. Most things seem hard and it feels like there’s no space for even one more thing. Maybe your relationships or marriage are struggling. You’re unhappy with your weight or the way your body looks. If these things are true, there’s some work we can do together. My approach is client centered and goal-directed. We will have fun and celebrate your progress each step of the way! You will have a place to be accepted and receive support while learning the skills to manage the hardships of life. Whether you are seeking short -term or long -term care, I am committed to meeting you where you are.
You’re tired. Overwhelmed. Most things seem hard and it feels like there’s no space for even one more thing. Maybe your relationships or marriage are struggling. You’re unhappy with your weight or the way your body looks. If these things are true, there’s some work we can do together. My approach is client centered and goal-directed. We will have fun and celebrate your progress each step of the way! You will have a place to be accepted and receive support while learning the skills to manage the hardships of life. Whether you are seeking short -term or long -term care, I am committed to meeting you where you are.
(425) 414-3735 View (425) 414-3735
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Solstice Healing
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
I work primarily with adult individuals but am open to working with couples and families on an as needed basis. My clients have a history of trauma, often PTSD, and are currently experiencing issues of depression and anxiety. I specifically enjoy working with women who are experiencing Peri-Partum Depression and have a history of trauma.
I work primarily with adult individuals but am open to working with couples and families on an as needed basis. My clients have a history of trauma, often PTSD, and are currently experiencing issues of depression and anxiety. I specifically enjoy working with women who are experiencing Peri-Partum Depression and have a history of trauma.
(425) 584-5966 View (425) 584-5966
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Shannon Connelly
Counselor, MA, LMHC, BCC
Verified Verified
Lake Stevens, WA 98258  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
*** At this time, I am not accepting new clients *** With our fast paced full lives, sometimes we are left feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and worn out. Perhaps you are going thru a life transition such as surviving high school, starting college, changing jobs, becoming a new parent, or an empty-nester. Working as a team we will explore those things that are causing challenges in your life. Together we will utilize your strengths, to help you achieve the goals that we set to relieve the discomfort, so that you can go on living your best life.
*** At this time, I am not accepting new clients *** With our fast paced full lives, sometimes we are left feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and worn out. Perhaps you are going thru a life transition such as surviving high school, starting college, changing jobs, becoming a new parent, or an empty-nester. Working as a team we will explore those things that are causing challenges in your life. Together we will utilize your strengths, to help you achieve the goals that we set to relieve the discomfort, so that you can go on living your best life.
(425) 629-0552 View (425) 629-0552
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Uhane Counseling, PS
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
The ancient Hawaiians call the soul ‘Uhane: at times when we are in pain or suffering we may feel like we are “ ‘uhane ‘ole” -which means without a soul. True peace and healing comes when the ‘uhane, the physical, spiritual and mental state, is healed. At ‘Uhane Counseling we strive to heal the soul in order to restore peace and tranquility to each client.
The ancient Hawaiians call the soul ‘Uhane: at times when we are in pain or suffering we may feel like we are “ ‘uhane ‘ole” -which means without a soul. True peace and healing comes when the ‘uhane, the physical, spiritual and mental state, is healed. At ‘Uhane Counseling we strive to heal the soul in order to restore peace and tranquility to each client.
(425) 309-7867 View (425) 309-7867
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Natalie Colton-Grenfell
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA, CYT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
I believe that healing begins with connection; to yourself, your story, and to meaningful relationships. Therapy is, at its heart, an honest, human relationship and that’s what I want to offer as a clinician. I approach therapy as an open exploration of your full self. This means that you get to safely bring your unedited, unrefined self into the room, including your gender identity, sexual orientation, race, relational structure, and every other element of your identity mosaic. I have special interest in the intersection of sexuality, trauma, and religion. Wherever it is, I am here to meet you where you’re at.
I believe that healing begins with connection; to yourself, your story, and to meaningful relationships. Therapy is, at its heart, an honest, human relationship and that’s what I want to offer as a clinician. I approach therapy as an open exploration of your full self. This means that you get to safely bring your unedited, unrefined self into the room, including your gender identity, sexual orientation, race, relational structure, and every other element of your identity mosaic. I have special interest in the intersection of sexuality, trauma, and religion. Wherever it is, I am here to meet you where you’re at.
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Ara Elizabeth Christensen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
Waitlist for new clients
Do you experience emotions you just can’t think your way out of?! Do you struggle to believe in yourself? Do you wonder if you’re really seen by those you love? How nice would it be to find relief from bothersome emotions, have belief in self, and feel like you belong? I’m here to explore these possibilities with you.
Do you experience emotions you just can’t think your way out of?! Do you struggle to believe in yourself? Do you wonder if you’re really seen by those you love? How nice would it be to find relief from bothersome emotions, have belief in self, and feel like you belong? I’m here to explore these possibilities with you.
(720) 903-4079 View (720) 903-4079
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Rebekah Callahan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
Are the challenges you’re facing in relationships impacting your mental health? Are you feeling stuck in a relationship with a partner, spouse, family or friend and uncertain how to proceed? Do you desire stronger, healthier relationships? I believe Mental health struggles don't define a person but are signals that it is time to look deeper in order to discover the root causes of the problems you are experiencing. When you feel supported through therapy, it will help you to make the changes you want in order to create more fulfilling relationships and the life you want to have.
Are the challenges you’re facing in relationships impacting your mental health? Are you feeling stuck in a relationship with a partner, spouse, family or friend and uncertain how to proceed? Do you desire stronger, healthier relationships? I believe Mental health struggles don't define a person but are signals that it is time to look deeper in order to discover the root causes of the problems you are experiencing. When you feel supported through therapy, it will help you to make the changes you want in order to create more fulfilling relationships and the life you want to have.
(206) 408-2512 View (206) 408-2512
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Amanda Hofman
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
Not accepting new clients
If you’re struggling with feeling anxious or depressed, trying to heal from traumatic events, facing difficult life transitions, or longing to create healthy relationships you’re not alone and I would love to help you navigate these difficult issues. Feeling overwhelmed, confused, and uncertain of how to move forward can lead us to believe that change or healing is too hard, or even impossible. By fostering a therapeutic relationship built on acceptance, warmth, non-judgment, and empathy I aim to provide a safe space for exploring and untangling what’s at the root of these and other challenging issues.
If you’re struggling with feeling anxious or depressed, trying to heal from traumatic events, facing difficult life transitions, or longing to create healthy relationships you’re not alone and I would love to help you navigate these difficult issues. Feeling overwhelmed, confused, and uncertain of how to move forward can lead us to believe that change or healing is too hard, or even impossible. By fostering a therapeutic relationship built on acceptance, warmth, non-judgment, and empathy I aim to provide a safe space for exploring and untangling what’s at the root of these and other challenging issues.
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Jennifer Walter
Counselor, LMHC, SUDP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
My clients often come to me because they are struggling with addictions, trauma, parenting issues, or mood disorders (anxiety, depression). I have experience with a wide range of disorders and issues—reach out to me for a free consultation and let’s see if we are a good fit! I like using DBT, CBT and Polyvagal Theory in therapy. I can help you “re-wire” your brain’s responses, helping you live the happier, healthier life you want.
My clients often come to me because they are struggling with addictions, trauma, parenting issues, or mood disorders (anxiety, depression). I have experience with a wide range of disorders and issues—reach out to me for a free consultation and let’s see if we are a good fit! I like using DBT, CBT and Polyvagal Theory in therapy. I can help you “re-wire” your brain’s responses, helping you live the happier, healthier life you want.
(360) 209-7269 View (360) 209-7269
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Wendy Fallihee
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
Not accepting new clients
NO Availability At This Time. I work collaboratively with clients to build on the strengths they already possess. I provide a safe and compassionate place for people to tell their story and create new stories involving self worth, healthy relationships, and a sense of empowerment. I will focus on your goals for yourself and you will drive the direction therapy takes you. I focus on your values as you define them with no judgment and no agenda. I will help you learn new skills to better handle trauma, life transitions, anxiety, depression, parenting, or any other life struggle that brings you to therapy.
NO Availability At This Time. I work collaboratively with clients to build on the strengths they already possess. I provide a safe and compassionate place for people to tell their story and create new stories involving self worth, healthy relationships, and a sense of empowerment. I will focus on your goals for yourself and you will drive the direction therapy takes you. I focus on your values as you define them with no judgment and no agenda. I will help you learn new skills to better handle trauma, life transitions, anxiety, depression, parenting, or any other life struggle that brings you to therapy.
(360) 234-3759 View (360) 234-3759

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Number of Therapists in Lake Stevens, WA

60+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Lake Stevens, WA who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
84% Relationship Issues
83% Depression
78% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
64% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Premera
84% Regence
63% Aetna

How Therapists in Lake Stevens, WA see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lake Stevens?

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.