Therapists in Lynnwood, WA

Photo of Tammy Nguyen, Counselor in Lynnwood, WA
Tammy Nguyen
Counselor, LMHC-A, MAEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynnwood, WA 98036  (Online Only)
Come as you are and take what you need. Therapy is a space meant for you. I believe that our bodies, memories, thoughts, and relationships can provide us with vast knowledge to uncover deep patterns, truths, and vulnerabilities. In the same vein, I believe that everyone deserves a nonjudgmental space to explore their own unique pathway to wellness, whatever that may be. As a Mental Health Counselor, I operate within trauma-informed modalities of person-centered therapy, internal family systems, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy.
Come as you are and take what you need. Therapy is a space meant for you. I believe that our bodies, memories, thoughts, and relationships can provide us with vast knowledge to uncover deep patterns, truths, and vulnerabilities. In the same vein, I believe that everyone deserves a nonjudgmental space to explore their own unique pathway to wellness, whatever that may be. As a Mental Health Counselor, I operate within trauma-informed modalities of person-centered therapy, internal family systems, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy.
(425) 534-7228 View (425) 534-7228
Photo of Sandy Tian, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lynnwood, WA
Sandy Tian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAA, SUDPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynnwood, WA 98036
It takes courage to prioritize your emotional well-being, and I'm honored to be part of your journey. As a therapist, my heartfelt mission is to help you feel better and find the peace and happiness you deserve. Together, we'll swiftly address the blocks that hinder your deep self-exploration and understanding. By delving into the root causes of your struggles, we can untangle old patterns and guide you towards a life of renewed purpose and fulfillment. With a focus on trauma processing and a gentle approach rooted in Internal Family Systems (IFS), I'm committed to supporting you in discovering profound healing and lasting change.
It takes courage to prioritize your emotional well-being, and I'm honored to be part of your journey. As a therapist, my heartfelt mission is to help you feel better and find the peace and happiness you deserve. Together, we'll swiftly address the blocks that hinder your deep self-exploration and understanding. By delving into the root causes of your struggles, we can untangle old patterns and guide you towards a life of renewed purpose and fulfillment. With a focus on trauma processing and a gentle approach rooted in Internal Family Systems (IFS), I'm committed to supporting you in discovering profound healing and lasting change.
(425) 310-4759 View (425) 310-4759
Photo of Christie de Langen, Counselor in Lynnwood, WA
Christie de Langen
Counselor, MA, CMHS, MHP, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lynnwood, WA 98037
** At this time I am FULL ** With everything changing in our world, children and teenagers need safe places to talk about their thoughts and emotions. At Moxie, we strive to provide this space as well as provide skills to help navigate challenges. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in work with children, teens and families. I earned my undergraduate degree in Counseling from Asbury University in Kentucky and my Master's degree in Community Counseling at Regent University in Virginia. I have extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Health through the University of Washington.
** At this time I am FULL ** With everything changing in our world, children and teenagers need safe places to talk about their thoughts and emotions. At Moxie, we strive to provide this space as well as provide skills to help navigate challenges. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in work with children, teens and families. I earned my undergraduate degree in Counseling from Asbury University in Kentucky and my Master's degree in Community Counseling at Regent University in Virginia. I have extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Health through the University of Washington.
(425) 970-9439 View (425) 970-9439
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Navdeep Kaur
Counselor, MS, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynnwood, WA 98036
We as people function as individual parts in many systems. Both being impacted by and impacting the others around us. For many people issues arise when there is an imbalance between ourselves and the systems around us. When expectations are not met we often find ourselves struggling with finding balance and well-being. My goal as a clinician is to understand you as an individual functioning as a part of your cultural, social, and professional system to create a space to restore balance and peace.
We as people function as individual parts in many systems. Both being impacted by and impacting the others around us. For many people issues arise when there is an imbalance between ourselves and the systems around us. When expectations are not met we often find ourselves struggling with finding balance and well-being. My goal as a clinician is to understand you as an individual functioning as a part of your cultural, social, and professional system to create a space to restore balance and peace.
(425) 368-9189 View (425) 368-9189
Photo of Rachel Halberstadt, Pre-Licensed Professional in Lynnwood, WA
Rachel Halberstadt
Pre-Licensed Professional, BS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Coming from the emergency medical field, I’ve seen firsthand how the mind, body, and soul are connected. We are all intersectional beings that encompass a vast amount of love and kindness, to give to ourselves and share with others.
Coming from the emergency medical field, I’ve seen firsthand how the mind, body, and soul are connected. We are all intersectional beings that encompass a vast amount of love and kindness, to give to ourselves and share with others.
(425) 537-6575 View (425) 537-6575
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Brooke Roseberry
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynnwood, WA 98036
I am a HAES-informed, body liberation-aligned practitioner. I believe that growth and healing are built from acceptance and care for our own unique strengths and diversity. I am committed to meeting you wherever you are in your journey of self-discovery. My style is supportive and open-minded, with a focus on collaboration. I love the use of creativity, playfulness, and humor as ways to create more balance in our lives.
I am a HAES-informed, body liberation-aligned practitioner. I believe that growth and healing are built from acceptance and care for our own unique strengths and diversity. I am committed to meeting you wherever you are in your journey of self-discovery. My style is supportive and open-minded, with a focus on collaboration. I love the use of creativity, playfulness, and humor as ways to create more balance in our lives.
(425) 952-9603 View (425) 952-9603
Photo of Rachel Bodman Counseling, Mental Health Counselor in Lynnwood, WA
Rachel Bodman Counseling
Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lynnwood, WA 98036
**Accepting new clients** Hi, I’m Rachel Bodman. I had to fight everything in me to not put an exclamation mark after my name. Ironically, what I want most for you is to stop fighting everything within yourself. If you’re interested in the sound of that, please, read on!
**Accepting new clients** Hi, I’m Rachel Bodman. I had to fight everything in me to not put an exclamation mark after my name. Ironically, what I want most for you is to stop fighting everything within yourself. If you’re interested in the sound of that, please, read on!
(425) 217-8844 View (425) 217-8844
Photo of Morgan Alexander Zhou, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lynnwood, WA
Morgan Alexander Zhou
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Hi, my name is Morgan. There could be many reasons why you are seeking out a therapist right now - a new life change, burnout from an overly demanding job, struggling with a past or recent trauma, or even just looking for ways to cope with the world today. Whatever the reason, you deserve to have someone who listens actively, works with you on identifying goals that are important to you, and pushes you when you're ready. I see therapy as a collaborative process that is constantly evolving as I get to know my clients better.
Hi, my name is Morgan. There could be many reasons why you are seeking out a therapist right now - a new life change, burnout from an overly demanding job, struggling with a past or recent trauma, or even just looking for ways to cope with the world today. Whatever the reason, you deserve to have someone who listens actively, works with you on identifying goals that are important to you, and pushes you when you're ready. I see therapy as a collaborative process that is constantly evolving as I get to know my clients better.
(425) 981-5902 View (425) 981-5902
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Michael Lombard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Lynnwood, WA 98037
Hello and welcome! Life often throws us into a whirlwind of societal expectations, dictating how we should live, who we should spend time with, and what our lives should conform to. This constant pressure can leave us feeling overwhelmed and detached from who we actually want to be. Within my practice, I provide a secure space where we can confront and challenge these societal expectations, empowering you to lead life on your own terms.
Hello and welcome! Life often throws us into a whirlwind of societal expectations, dictating how we should live, who we should spend time with, and what our lives should conform to. This constant pressure can leave us feeling overwhelmed and detached from who we actually want to be. Within my practice, I provide a secure space where we can confront and challenge these societal expectations, empowering you to lead life on your own terms.
(425) 532-3375 View (425) 532-3375
Photo of Dani Best, Pre-Licensed Professional in Lynnwood, WA
Dani Best
Pre-Licensed Professional, BS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynnwood, WA 98036  (Online Only)
If you are going through a challenging time and are finding it difficult to cope or feel like yourself, I would love to assist you along the way to where you’d like to be. My specialty areas include couples therapy, life transitions, women’s issues, and navigating the ups and downs and anxiety that arise within relationships of all kinds. I care deeply about couples being in fulfilling and healthy intimate relationships while also supporting individuals in pursuing their own personal goals and development. If you are looking for a way to become more self-confident, present, and in alignment with your values, I would love to help.
If you are going through a challenging time and are finding it difficult to cope or feel like yourself, I would love to assist you along the way to where you’d like to be. My specialty areas include couples therapy, life transitions, women’s issues, and navigating the ups and downs and anxiety that arise within relationships of all kinds. I care deeply about couples being in fulfilling and healthy intimate relationships while also supporting individuals in pursuing their own personal goals and development. If you are looking for a way to become more self-confident, present, and in alignment with your values, I would love to help.
(425) 537-6412 View (425) 537-6412
Photo of Runjhun Pandit, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lynnwood, WA
Runjhun Pandit
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Lynnwood, WA 98037  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with Adolescents and Young adults struggling with body image, emotion regulation concerns, anxiety and depression. I also work with clients who struggle with low self-esteem, trauma and phase of life transitions. Clients who are open to learning new skills, process emotions and work through their eating disorder in order to focus on their career goals and achieve their true potential in life. I offer clinical supervision to associates in California and workshops and trainings on mental health.
I enjoy working with Adolescents and Young adults struggling with body image, emotion regulation concerns, anxiety and depression. I also work with clients who struggle with low self-esteem, trauma and phase of life transitions. Clients who are open to learning new skills, process emotions and work through their eating disorder in order to focus on their career goals and achieve their true potential in life. I offer clinical supervision to associates in California and workshops and trainings on mental health.
(650) 899-6246 View (650) 899-6246
Photo of Olivia Bowker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lynnwood, WA
Olivia Bowker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWIAC
Verified Verified
Lynnwood, WA 98036  (Online Only)
I love being able to see people get better. I have witnessed people’s incredible strength and resilience as they face some of life’s toughest challenges. Though changes can often be outside of our control, growth is our choice to make. I believe growth happens best when we have authentic, intentional support. My approach to counseling is largely in part believing in the power of connection and providing a space of sincere empathy, acceptance, and genuine interest.
I love being able to see people get better. I have witnessed people’s incredible strength and resilience as they face some of life’s toughest challenges. Though changes can often be outside of our control, growth is our choice to make. I believe growth happens best when we have authentic, intentional support. My approach to counseling is largely in part believing in the power of connection and providing a space of sincere empathy, acceptance, and genuine interest.
(425) 399-7176 View (425) 399-7176
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Mindy Jones
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynnwood, WA 98036  (Online Only)
I draw on several approaches for treatment including EMDR, mindfulness-based CBT, and traditional talk therapy, tailoring my practice toward the needs of each person. I use a humanistic attachment lens informed by interpersonal neurobiology. I primarily work with people who have complex intersections of identity and those who have experienced trauma. The trauma may surface through symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, or difficulty managing relationships. I work with a lot of individuals who have experienced complex trauma, developmental trauma, a single traumatic event, emotional neglect, and physical neglect.
I draw on several approaches for treatment including EMDR, mindfulness-based CBT, and traditional talk therapy, tailoring my practice toward the needs of each person. I use a humanistic attachment lens informed by interpersonal neurobiology. I primarily work with people who have complex intersections of identity and those who have experienced trauma. The trauma may surface through symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, or difficulty managing relationships. I work with a lot of individuals who have experienced complex trauma, developmental trauma, a single traumatic event, emotional neglect, and physical neglect.
(425) 584-2463 View (425) 584-2463
Photo of Tracy Kalloway, Counselor in Lynnwood, WA
Tracy Kalloway
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lynnwood, WA 98036  (Online Only)
Something happens...or someone says something...and before you know it you're reacting. And it's big. In the heat of the moment, you're sure you are right - and maybe you really are-but it pushes others away. They tell you things like "you're making a big deal out of nothing" or "just chill". And that just makes things worse. Later, when the moment has passed, you can have regrets...or even shame. And then the self-hatred sets in. You've got to change. You've probably done therapy before, and it just didn't help.
Something happens...or someone says something...and before you know it you're reacting. And it's big. In the heat of the moment, you're sure you are right - and maybe you really are-but it pushes others away. They tell you things like "you're making a big deal out of nothing" or "just chill". And that just makes things worse. Later, when the moment has passed, you can have regrets...or even shame. And then the self-hatred sets in. You've got to change. You've probably done therapy before, and it just didn't help.
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Photo of Savannah Stanciel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lynnwood, WA
Savannah Stanciel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynnwood, WA 98036  (Online Only)
My treatment approach derives from an accumulation of lived experience, extensive education, and post-graduate internships. This gathering of knowledge has provided me with the inner wisdom to help guide my clients toward clarity and greater emotional intelligence. This is done through a curious and compassionate examination of the self, and ways in which we have allowed our past to define us. I work from a strengths-based and relational model, meaning that trust must be established first before we can “do the work.” I am not keen on diagnosis, but use them instead, as a guide towards how I can best serve you. I enjoy working with
My treatment approach derives from an accumulation of lived experience, extensive education, and post-graduate internships. This gathering of knowledge has provided me with the inner wisdom to help guide my clients toward clarity and greater emotional intelligence. This is done through a curious and compassionate examination of the self, and ways in which we have allowed our past to define us. I work from a strengths-based and relational model, meaning that trust must be established first before we can “do the work.” I am not keen on diagnosis, but use them instead, as a guide towards how I can best serve you. I enjoy working with
(425) 399-5912 View (425) 399-5912
Photo of Fredianne Gray, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lynnwood, WA
Fredianne Gray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BS, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynnwood, WA 98036  (Online Only)
Hello and Welcome! I am glad you’re taking steps that support your good health. To me, therapy is a collaborative process based on an authentic therapeutic relationship and trust that we develop together. I am genuinely interested in you – your unique experiences and perspectives, strengths and struggles, and goals and dreams. In sessions we will build on your strengths, explore your challenges, nourish your hope and resilience, support your growth, and develop an understanding of what you need to thrive.
Hello and Welcome! I am glad you’re taking steps that support your good health. To me, therapy is a collaborative process based on an authentic therapeutic relationship and trust that we develop together. I am genuinely interested in you – your unique experiences and perspectives, strengths and struggles, and goals and dreams. In sessions we will build on your strengths, explore your challenges, nourish your hope and resilience, support your growth, and develop an understanding of what you need to thrive.
(425) 999-4446 View (425) 999-4446
Photo of Gillian Hallissey, Pre-Licensed Professional in Lynnwood, WA
Gillian Hallissey
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Our busy world can feel exhausting at times. Maybe you feel the need to over preform and do it all yourself, to the point of exhaustion. Alternatively, maybe you’ve been isolating in an attempt to find rest and peace. Perhaps you feel stuck, vacillating between the two poles. Maybe it’s time to open up and unpack the burden you’ve been carrying. You may not know where to begin, and that’s okay. Let’s work together to unwind the knots and tangles of life that seem to develop over time. You don’t need to do it all or carry it all alone.
Our busy world can feel exhausting at times. Maybe you feel the need to over preform and do it all yourself, to the point of exhaustion. Alternatively, maybe you’ve been isolating in an attempt to find rest and peace. Perhaps you feel stuck, vacillating between the two poles. Maybe it’s time to open up and unpack the burden you’ve been carrying. You may not know where to begin, and that’s okay. Let’s work together to unwind the knots and tangles of life that seem to develop over time. You don’t need to do it all or carry it all alone.
(425) 842-3744 View (425) 842-3744
Photo of Sarah Wolfer - Seattle Queer Ketamine-Assisted Therapist, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lynnwood, WA
Sarah Wolfer - Seattle Queer Ketamine-Assisted Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Lynnwood, WA 98036  (Online Only)
Courageous You is based in Seattle Washington and is led by me, Sarah Wolfer; a licensed psychotherapist and ketamine-assisted therapist with training and lived experience around working with couples, queer folx, and non-monogamous humans. My life’s work is to provide safe spaces for queer and non-monogamous humans to explore their inner world and find the healing they need to live a fulfilling life. I use various therapeutic models I've learned over the last 12 years, including parts work, CBT, psychedelic-assisted therapy, the Gottman method, motivational interviewing, somatic healing, and trauma-informed care among others.
Courageous You is based in Seattle Washington and is led by me, Sarah Wolfer; a licensed psychotherapist and ketamine-assisted therapist with training and lived experience around working with couples, queer folx, and non-monogamous humans. My life’s work is to provide safe spaces for queer and non-monogamous humans to explore their inner world and find the healing they need to live a fulfilling life. I use various therapeutic models I've learned over the last 12 years, including parts work, CBT, psychedelic-assisted therapy, the Gottman method, motivational interviewing, somatic healing, and trauma-informed care among others.
(425) 396-9979 View (425) 396-9979
Photo of Judy Karel MA, LMHC, Counselor in Lynnwood, WA
Judy Karel MA, LMHC
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynnwood, WA 98036  (Online Only)
I am client centered in my approach. I work with individuals, late adolescents, and families. The foundation of our work will be that of mutual respect and clear expectations. I view the counseling relationship as a collaborative process and believe the role of a therapist can be likened to that of a "coach," one who challenges old ineffective behaviors and beliefs. I provide a confidential and supportive environment for you to share your concerns, and goals. Through dialogue and deep listening, new choices and next steps will be brought to light.
I am client centered in my approach. I work with individuals, late adolescents, and families. The foundation of our work will be that of mutual respect and clear expectations. I view the counseling relationship as a collaborative process and believe the role of a therapist can be likened to that of a "coach," one who challenges old ineffective behaviors and beliefs. I provide a confidential and supportive environment for you to share your concerns, and goals. Through dialogue and deep listening, new choices and next steps will be brought to light.
(206) 535-1631 View (206) 535-1631
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Stephanie Carl
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynnwood, WA 98036  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Is it hard for you to slow down and relax? Do you constantly feel pressured to try harder or be perfect? Does your brain constantly replay the most difficult moments of your life? The endless pressure to find our "purpose" and be "good enough" can lead to feelings of worry/ anxiety, anger, sadness, avoidance and isolation. These feelings can be overwhelming and leave us feeling disconnected from the people and activities that matter to us the most. My goal is to support you slowing down, reconnecting with what's important and finding moments of relief.
Is it hard for you to slow down and relax? Do you constantly feel pressured to try harder or be perfect? Does your brain constantly replay the most difficult moments of your life? The endless pressure to find our "purpose" and be "good enough" can lead to feelings of worry/ anxiety, anger, sadness, avoidance and isolation. These feelings can be overwhelming and leave us feeling disconnected from the people and activities that matter to us the most. My goal is to support you slowing down, reconnecting with what's important and finding moments of relief.
(425) 386-7654 View (425) 386-7654

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Lynnwood, WA

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Lynnwood, WA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
73% Trauma and PTSD
70% Self Esteem
68% Stress
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Premera
79% Regence
67% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Lynnwood, WA see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lynnwood?

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.