Therapists in South Westside, Olympia, WA

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Sarah DeStasio
Counselor, MPA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
South Westside, Olympia, WA 98502
Hi! I serve adults and young adults over the age of 13 dealing with many different life challenges and choices. If we choose to work together, I will meet whatever you bring to session with an unshakable belief in your ability to build the life you want (within the current limitations of capitalism, of course). I specialize in Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar I/II, and PTSD/C-PTSD with competencies in additional areas and populations - please reach out to see if we're a fit.
Hi! I serve adults and young adults over the age of 13 dealing with many different life challenges and choices. If we choose to work together, I will meet whatever you bring to session with an unshakable belief in your ability to build the life you want (within the current limitations of capitalism, of course). I specialize in Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar I/II, and PTSD/C-PTSD with competencies in additional areas and populations - please reach out to see if we're a fit.
(360) 495-8199 View (360) 495-8199
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Daniel Barash
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
South Westside, Olympia, WA 98502  (Online Only)
A down-to-earth approach is often what is needed to get to the heart of the struggles in our lives... Psychospiritual growth, relationship issues and somatic (body) awareness are at the core of my working with people. Together we will co-create a sacred space where the depths of your feelings and concerns can be safely explored, processed, and supported. My role will be to accompany and intuitively guide you on this unfolding, transformational journey.
A down-to-earth approach is often what is needed to get to the heart of the struggles in our lives... Psychospiritual growth, relationship issues and somatic (body) awareness are at the core of my working with people. Together we will co-create a sacred space where the depths of your feelings and concerns can be safely explored, processed, and supported. My role will be to accompany and intuitively guide you on this unfolding, transformational journey.
(360) 810-5493 View (360) 810-5493
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Nicole Giron
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Westside, Olympia, WA 98502
Somedays you feel like you have it in you, and other days there isn’t an ounce to give to others let alone yourself. You have worked so hard to do all the right things, yet inside you feel completely overwhelmed, alone, and inadequate. You’re comparing yourself to friends, family, and strangers. What you see is that they have it all together, and well let’s be honest you feel like you don’t. You may have even mastered the art of faking it till you make it. It’s time for that to change! You are hoping to feel more in control and capable of handling challenges that come at you.
Somedays you feel like you have it in you, and other days there isn’t an ounce to give to others let alone yourself. You have worked so hard to do all the right things, yet inside you feel completely overwhelmed, alone, and inadequate. You’re comparing yourself to friends, family, and strangers. What you see is that they have it all together, and well let’s be honest you feel like you don’t. You may have even mastered the art of faking it till you make it. It’s time for that to change! You are hoping to feel more in control and capable of handling challenges that come at you.
(360) 317-0533 View (360) 317-0533
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Dr. David Simonsen Ph.d. Lmft
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
South Westside, Olympia, WA 98502
When your brooding, moody teen just won't listen and your partner isn't much help either, what's a stressed out, overwhelmed parent like you to do? Pick up the phone and give me a call. Why? Because even though arguments and communication conflicts can make it feel like your family members are from an entirely different planet, there really are some secrets to bring peace, calm, and order to the chaos. I help people with depression who want to feel better in life. I help parents needing parenting skills. I help couples needing to find better ways of communication. I work with military, first responders and veterans to cope with life
When your brooding, moody teen just won't listen and your partner isn't much help either, what's a stressed out, overwhelmed parent like you to do? Pick up the phone and give me a call. Why? Because even though arguments and communication conflicts can make it feel like your family members are from an entirely different planet, there really are some secrets to bring peace, calm, and order to the chaos. I help people with depression who want to feel better in life. I help parents needing parenting skills. I help couples needing to find better ways of communication. I work with military, first responders and veterans to cope with life
(360) 972-3718 View (360) 972-3718
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Sfirah Madrone
Counselor, MA, LMHC, SUDP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
South Westside, Olympia, WA 98502
Not accepting new clients
My focus is on helping survivors of traumatic events, relationships and social systems to heal and address the impact that these experiences have had on their adult lives. Maybe you've noticed symptoms like intrusive thoughts, sleep problems, feeling on guard, not being able to remember things you feel you should or having very negative beliefs about yourself and the world. You may have dealt with the symptoms for so long that they seem like a part of you- unhelpful patterns, depression, anxiety, problems with substances, difficulty making desired life changes in your career, relationships or parenting. Things can be different!
My focus is on helping survivors of traumatic events, relationships and social systems to heal and address the impact that these experiences have had on their adult lives. Maybe you've noticed symptoms like intrusive thoughts, sleep problems, feeling on guard, not being able to remember things you feel you should or having very negative beliefs about yourself and the world. You may have dealt with the symptoms for so long that they seem like a part of you- unhelpful patterns, depression, anxiety, problems with substances, difficulty making desired life changes in your career, relationships or parenting. Things can be different!
(360) 512-7824 View (360) 512-7824
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Victor L. Steffens Jr.
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, SUDP
Verified Verified
South Westside, Olympia, WA 98502
Victor L. Steffens, Jr., Ph.D., LMHC, CDP: My interests in psychotherapy and healing are broad and much of my training as a psychotherapist is as well: significant training in Psychodynamic/Psychoanalysis, EMDR, Gestalt Psychotherapy, Psychodrama/Sociometry/Group psychotherapy and a number of different modalities that include a cognitive behavioral perspective. My areas of focus in treatment include: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other anxiety disorders; Drug and Alcohol use disorders including Co-occurring disorders (Dual Diagnosis); Mood disorders (Depression, Bi-Polar), Personality Disorders, and Adjustment Disorders, I primarily treat adults ages 18-75 and adolescents, in addition to couples.
Victor L. Steffens, Jr., Ph.D., LMHC, CDP: My interests in psychotherapy and healing are broad and much of my training as a psychotherapist is as well: significant training in Psychodynamic/Psychoanalysis, EMDR, Gestalt Psychotherapy, Psychodrama/Sociometry/Group psychotherapy and a number of different modalities that include a cognitive behavioral perspective. My areas of focus in treatment include: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other anxiety disorders; Drug and Alcohol use disorders including Co-occurring disorders (Dual Diagnosis); Mood disorders (Depression, Bi-Polar), Personality Disorders, and Adjustment Disorders, I primarily treat adults ages 18-75 and adolescents, in addition to couples.
(360) 525-9041 View (360) 525-9041
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Lynn Fitz-Hugh
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
South Westside, Olympia, WA 98502
In practice since 1994, as a therapist I have learned many ways of approaching issues with clients and can really tailor to your needs and what works best for you. The agenda for therapy is set by you. I also have a wide array of experience working with various issues. I often use EMDR which is considered the treatment of choice for PTSD and also very effective with panic attacks, phobias, performance issues, etc. I believe that no one has to be stuck with the ways they were injured in life.
In practice since 1994, as a therapist I have learned many ways of approaching issues with clients and can really tailor to your needs and what works best for you. The agenda for therapy is set by you. I also have a wide array of experience working with various issues. I often use EMDR which is considered the treatment of choice for PTSD and also very effective with panic attacks, phobias, performance issues, etc. I believe that no one has to be stuck with the ways they were injured in life.
(206) 539-0651 View (206) 539-0651
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Michelle M Ehle Psy. D.
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
South Westside, Olympia, WA 98502
Have life-changing events left you in a place of uncertainty? Are you experiencing an unimaginable loss? Are you living with depression, anxiety, numbness, or are you consumed by grief & mourning? Are you living with chronic illness or pain or struggling to find meaning in life? If you are at a place where you need help, let me help and gently guide you through therapy to get you where you want to be. I am accepting new clients for personal and group therapy. For grief, the Finding Meaning in Loss group will run again from July to Sept. For political madness, Getting Through the Election group will run July to post-election.
Have life-changing events left you in a place of uncertainty? Are you experiencing an unimaginable loss? Are you living with depression, anxiety, numbness, or are you consumed by grief & mourning? Are you living with chronic illness or pain or struggling to find meaning in life? If you are at a place where you need help, let me help and gently guide you through therapy to get you where you want to be. I am accepting new clients for personal and group therapy. For grief, the Finding Meaning in Loss group will run again from July to Sept. For political madness, Getting Through the Election group will run July to post-election.
(360) 813-6428 View (360) 813-6428
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Gracie Stallings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CMHS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
South Westside, Olympia, WA 98502
Waitlist for new clients
Thank you for reading! I'm a white femme nonbinary clinical social worker offering in person and virtual therapy sessions for all ages. I offer person-centered and trauma-informed therapy that aims to aid in healing. My approach is very relational, strengths based, and somatics informed. I utilize anti-racist, anti-capitalist, and queer frameworks. I am grounded in non punitive forms of therapy, and believe we are all striving towards liberation.
Thank you for reading! I'm a white femme nonbinary clinical social worker offering in person and virtual therapy sessions for all ages. I offer person-centered and trauma-informed therapy that aims to aid in healing. My approach is very relational, strengths based, and somatics informed. I utilize anti-racist, anti-capitalist, and queer frameworks. I am grounded in non punitive forms of therapy, and believe we are all striving towards liberation.
(360) 594-5232 View (360) 594-5232
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Cindy Franklin
Counselor, MA, MHP, LMHC, CMHS, DDMHS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
South Westside, Olympia, WA 98502
Not accepting new clients
I support families, adults and elders in navigating difficult times more gracefully. As we rush through our busy lives, we can feel lost and disconnected from our best selves. We can even become so immersed in our negative culture that we feel a deep sense of hopelessness. We can forget that we are smart, strong, tenacious and resilient. I can help you bring a greater sense of purpose and hope into your life.
I support families, adults and elders in navigating difficult times more gracefully. As we rush through our busy lives, we can feel lost and disconnected from our best selves. We can even become so immersed in our negative culture that we feel a deep sense of hopelessness. We can forget that we are smart, strong, tenacious and resilient. I can help you bring a greater sense of purpose and hope into your life.
(360) 464-2223 View (360) 464-2223
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Tanavé Wellness PLLC
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
South Westside, Olympia, WA 98502
Are you feeling a sense of disruption struggling with anxiety, stress, or depression? In the midst of experiencing life changes, often we may feel overwhelmed by life's challenges. Continuing to make life choices that are self-defeating and limiting, we may start to lose hope and get stuck on autopilot letting life pass by. You are the creator of your own life. No matter what you are going through my work exists to support and help you move away from feeling overwhelmed to instead feeling a sense of your own inner strength and potential. Know that no matter where you are in your life there is more available to you.
Are you feeling a sense of disruption struggling with anxiety, stress, or depression? In the midst of experiencing life changes, often we may feel overwhelmed by life's challenges. Continuing to make life choices that are self-defeating and limiting, we may start to lose hope and get stuck on autopilot letting life pass by. You are the creator of your own life. No matter what you are going through my work exists to support and help you move away from feeling overwhelmed to instead feeling a sense of your own inner strength and potential. Know that no matter where you are in your life there is more available to you.
(360) 504-4830 View (360) 504-4830
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Jennifer McDonald
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
South Westside, Olympia, WA 98502
I provide testing services for children, teens, and adults that outline individual strengths and weaknesses. My approach is comprehensive and I evaluate for a variety of learning and behavior concerns, including ADHD, autism, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, etc. Please note that I am not providing therapy services at this time.
I provide testing services for children, teens, and adults that outline individual strengths and weaknesses. My approach is comprehensive and I evaluate for a variety of learning and behavior concerns, including ADHD, autism, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, etc. Please note that I am not providing therapy services at this time.
(360) 968-6356 View (360) 968-6356
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Dominique Manns
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Westside, Olympia, WA 98502  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
“You are your best thing.” - Toni Morrison; I am currently accepting new clients for telehealth with daytime availability only! I specialize in working with children and adults around attachment and trauma issues. My focus is on the relationship, collaborating with you to find creative and lasting interventions. I use a variety of modalities in a person-centered/strengths-based approach. You are the expert on you! Healing from trauma is a highly individualized process, so I work collaboratively with my clients to create a supportive environment in which you can explore your experiences.
“You are your best thing.” - Toni Morrison; I am currently accepting new clients for telehealth with daytime availability only! I specialize in working with children and adults around attachment and trauma issues. My focus is on the relationship, collaborating with you to find creative and lasting interventions. I use a variety of modalities in a person-centered/strengths-based approach. You are the expert on you! Healing from trauma is a highly individualized process, so I work collaboratively with my clients to create a supportive environment in which you can explore your experiences.
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Better Together Counseling & Educational Services
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
South Westside, Olympia, WA 98502
UPDATE: We are currently accepting new patients who are open to working with graduate level students under the supervision of Dr. Holcombe for significantly reduced private pay fees of $75.00 per individual session, $45.00 for group sessions, or $500.00 to $1,000.00 for learning or neurodevelopmental (e.g., ADHD, learning issues, Autism, etc.,) disability assessments. See our practice website for a list of groups starting within the next three months.
UPDATE: We are currently accepting new patients who are open to working with graduate level students under the supervision of Dr. Holcombe for significantly reduced private pay fees of $75.00 per individual session, $45.00 for group sessions, or $500.00 to $1,000.00 for learning or neurodevelopmental (e.g., ADHD, learning issues, Autism, etc.,) disability assessments. See our practice website for a list of groups starting within the next three months.
(360) 763-0496 View (360) 763-0496
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Creative Solutions TMS
PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
South Westside, Olympia, WA 98502
Imagine if you were emotionally in a place happiness. A place where you could reconnect with old friends, enjoy trips with family, feel empowered to reconnect emotionally with your partner. If you or your loved one is suffering from depression and have tried various medications and therapy without the results that you need and deserve, we can help. We at Creative Solutions TMS use an alternative to medicine approach to treat each individual who is experiencing depression, anxiety, and related conditions. We work with healthcare providers to achieve optimum outcomes using TMS therapy, also called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.
Imagine if you were emotionally in a place happiness. A place where you could reconnect with old friends, enjoy trips with family, feel empowered to reconnect emotionally with your partner. If you or your loved one is suffering from depression and have tried various medications and therapy without the results that you need and deserve, we can help. We at Creative Solutions TMS use an alternative to medicine approach to treat each individual who is experiencing depression, anxiety, and related conditions. We work with healthcare providers to achieve optimum outcomes using TMS therapy, also called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.
(360) 810-5614 View (360) 810-5614
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Jill Komura
Counselor, MS, MDiv, LMHC
Verified Verified
South Westside, Olympia, WA 98502
My ideal client is ready to begin work with a trained professional to develop the mental, emotional and physical self-awareness and improved skills to more readily navigate life's changes and challenges. They want to better understand themselves and their relationships, to develop their own resilience and foster enjoyment in life. This ideal client is focused on healing old wounds so they can cultivating a stronger and more confident sense of who they are in the present. This person is interested in working to explore and discover meaning and satisfaction across the arc of their entire life.
My ideal client is ready to begin work with a trained professional to develop the mental, emotional and physical self-awareness and improved skills to more readily navigate life's changes and challenges. They want to better understand themselves and their relationships, to develop their own resilience and foster enjoyment in life. This ideal client is focused on healing old wounds so they can cultivating a stronger and more confident sense of who they are in the present. This person is interested in working to explore and discover meaning and satisfaction across the arc of their entire life.
(360) 539-1230 View (360) 539-1230
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HartsSpace, Nutrition and Mental Health
Counselor, LMHC, CN
Verified Verified
South Westside, Olympia, WA 98502
HartsSpace focuses on Wellness for Individuals, Children, Adolescents, Families, and Organizations. Sessions include comprehensive nutrition and mental health assessments, wellness plans and goals, Specialties include: Diabetes, Mood Disorders, Emotional Eating, Mood and Food, Weight Management, Food Allergies/Sensitivities, Sexual Abuse, PTSD, Complex Trauma, Vitamin D Deficiency, Reflux, Hypertension, and most major Mental Health Issues. HartsSpace also offers a comprehensive Wellness Program for Organizations and Corporations. This includes: Education, Workshops, Seminars. The focus of this work is creating healthy work environments and employees to cultivate longevity. There is growing research to show that happy and well employees ultimately save companies money.
HartsSpace focuses on Wellness for Individuals, Children, Adolescents, Families, and Organizations. Sessions include comprehensive nutrition and mental health assessments, wellness plans and goals, Specialties include: Diabetes, Mood Disorders, Emotional Eating, Mood and Food, Weight Management, Food Allergies/Sensitivities, Sexual Abuse, PTSD, Complex Trauma, Vitamin D Deficiency, Reflux, Hypertension, and most major Mental Health Issues. HartsSpace also offers a comprehensive Wellness Program for Organizations and Corporations. This includes: Education, Workshops, Seminars. The focus of this work is creating healthy work environments and employees to cultivate longevity. There is growing research to show that happy and well employees ultimately save companies money.
(360) 529-3557 View (360) 529-3557
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Dr. Jan Coleman
Counselor, PsyD
Verified Verified
South Westside, Olympia, WA 98502
In the words of Thoreau, "Go confidently . . . live the life you've imagined." Do you often wish you were more confident, less anxious, no longer feeling depressed -- or stuck? Would you like to better understand yourself and others? Few things help more in this process than a relationship with a trusted and skilled therapist. With over 30 years experience, I am committed to the highest standards in comprehensive mental health care. I work with individuals and couples to help heal depression, relieve anxiety, reduce stress, improve relationships, process grief and loss, and navigate painful or challenging life transitions.
In the words of Thoreau, "Go confidently . . . live the life you've imagined." Do you often wish you were more confident, less anxious, no longer feeling depressed -- or stuck? Would you like to better understand yourself and others? Few things help more in this process than a relationship with a trusted and skilled therapist. With over 30 years experience, I am committed to the highest standards in comprehensive mental health care. I work with individuals and couples to help heal depression, relieve anxiety, reduce stress, improve relationships, process grief and loss, and navigate painful or challenging life transitions.
(360) 841-5801 View (360) 841-5801
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Rosalind Herrington-Moxon
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, LMFTA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
South Westside, Olympia, WA 98502  (Online Only)
Life is an ongoing journey of growth and opportunity. Throughout these opportunities, we are met with challenges. Often these challenges are the catalyst for the growth opportunities we were not necessarily seeking. I believe it is in these moments that we get to dig deep, transform, and come out on the other side victorious, even if we had to get there kicking and screaming. We are resilient people, and sometimes we need to be reminded of that. My role as a therapist is to support my clients and challenge them to keep putting forth the effort and to claim the victory that is waiting for them on the other side of their challenges.
Life is an ongoing journey of growth and opportunity. Throughout these opportunities, we are met with challenges. Often these challenges are the catalyst for the growth opportunities we were not necessarily seeking. I believe it is in these moments that we get to dig deep, transform, and come out on the other side victorious, even if we had to get there kicking and screaming. We are resilient people, and sometimes we need to be reminded of that. My role as a therapist is to support my clients and challenge them to keep putting forth the effort and to claim the victory that is waiting for them on the other side of their challenges.
(360) 515-4837 View (360) 515-4837
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Logan Porter
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
South Westside, Olympia, WA 98502
I work best with clients facing life transitions, trauma, and interpersonal issues. I believe I can help those who seek developing skills for resilience and a greater understanding of their situation. I aim for healing, better communication, and life fulfillment. Embracing a holistic perspective, I employ strategies for emotional well-being and meaningful connections. My approach focuses on interconnected well-being and interdisciplinary therapeutic techniques, guiding people towards their counseling goals.
I work best with clients facing life transitions, trauma, and interpersonal issues. I believe I can help those who seek developing skills for resilience and a greater understanding of their situation. I aim for healing, better communication, and life fulfillment. Embracing a holistic perspective, I employ strategies for emotional well-being and meaningful connections. My approach focuses on interconnected well-being and interdisciplinary therapeutic techniques, guiding people towards their counseling goals.
(360) 207-2311 View (360) 207-2311

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Number of Therapists in South Westside, Olympia, WA

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in South Westside, Olympia, WA who prioritize treating:

96% Depression
88% Anxiety
88% Trauma and PTSD
77% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
73% Grief
62% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Premera
71% Regence
65% First Choice Health | FCH

How Therapists in South Westside, Olympia, WA see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

68% Female
28% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in South Westside, Olympia?

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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.