Therapists in Renton, WA

Photo of Danielle Jenkins Henry, LMFTA, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Danielle Jenkins Henry
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Renton, WA 98056
Whether you're struggling with communication, trust, cultural differences, or life transitions, I am here to help. My approach integrates culturally sensitive techniques that honor your experiences and foster healing and connection. I believe in the importance of setting healthy boundaries, cultivating self-compassion, and developing effective communication strategies.
Whether you're struggling with communication, trust, cultural differences, or life transitions, I am here to help. My approach integrates culturally sensitive techniques that honor your experiences and foster healing and connection. I believe in the importance of setting healthy boundaries, cultivating self-compassion, and developing effective communication strategies.
(206) 803-2676 View (206) 803-2676
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Jacquelyn B Baker
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Renton, WA 98057
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling? Feeling stuck? Perhaps you're grieving a loss, feeling hopeless, or overwhelmed with all that’s happening in your life. Has a major life transition knocked you off axis? Feeling frozen by anxiety or paralyzed by shame? You don't have to face this alone. The primary goal of our work together will be restoration - to restore hope and reconnect you to your heart. A kind and curious therapist can cultivate insight, help heal wounds, and lead to lasting transformation.
Are you struggling? Feeling stuck? Perhaps you're grieving a loss, feeling hopeless, or overwhelmed with all that’s happening in your life. Has a major life transition knocked you off axis? Feeling frozen by anxiety or paralyzed by shame? You don't have to face this alone. The primary goal of our work together will be restoration - to restore hope and reconnect you to your heart. A kind and curious therapist can cultivate insight, help heal wounds, and lead to lasting transformation.
(206) 309-7680 View (206) 309-7680
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Genise Rachelle Bagby
Counselor, MA, LMHC, SUDP, DVIT
Verified Verified
Renton, WA 98057  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My approach to counseling involves the use of a wide variety of therapeutic techniques. I practice a wellness-oriented systems model (the whole life) of counseling/therapy with emphasis upon effective learning in life experiences and human growth and development.
My approach to counseling involves the use of a wide variety of therapeutic techniques. I practice a wellness-oriented systems model (the whole life) of counseling/therapy with emphasis upon effective learning in life experiences and human growth and development.
(206) 679-8291 View (206) 679-8291
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Kerry Mayhall
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Renton, WA 98058
Not accepting new clients
I am trained for work with individuals, couples, youth and families within a variety of mental health and recovery situations. I have worked within the mental health field for approximately 15 years with experience ranging from issues surrounding chronic mental illness in kids and adults, trauma and abuse, domestic violence, behavioral disturbances, parenting, depression and anxiety. I use a relational and strength-based approach in therapy and collaborate with clients to help determine the best and most appropriate course of treatment.
I am trained for work with individuals, couples, youth and families within a variety of mental health and recovery situations. I have worked within the mental health field for approximately 15 years with experience ranging from issues surrounding chronic mental illness in kids and adults, trauma and abuse, domestic violence, behavioral disturbances, parenting, depression and anxiety. I use a relational and strength-based approach in therapy and collaborate with clients to help determine the best and most appropriate course of treatment.
(425) 728-7578 View (425) 728-7578
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Tony Reyna
MA, CCHt, MHyp
Verified Verified
Renton, WA 98058  (Online Only)
As a hypnotherapist, I believe each client is unique, and their issues and goals are specific to their circumstances. However, ideal clients seeking hypnotherapy may have various issues, such as anxiety, depression, phobias, addiction, insomnia, or chronic pain. You may need to overcome limiting beliefs, improve self-esteem, or manage stress. Your goals may include achieving better health, increasing confidence, enhancing performance, or attaining inner peace. Ultimately, You want to improve your quality of life and find solutions to your challenges.
As a hypnotherapist, I believe each client is unique, and their issues and goals are specific to their circumstances. However, ideal clients seeking hypnotherapy may have various issues, such as anxiety, depression, phobias, addiction, insomnia, or chronic pain. You may need to overcome limiting beliefs, improve self-esteem, or manage stress. Your goals may include achieving better health, increasing confidence, enhancing performance, or attaining inner peace. Ultimately, You want to improve your quality of life and find solutions to your challenges.
(206) 984-6313 View (206) 984-6313
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Sheila Poquiz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Renton, WA 98055  (Online Only)
You want to feel reconnected to the people in your life but it seems impossible to express yourself. In relationships, you struggle to share how you feel and it seems you and your partner cannot communicate. Leaving you feeling constantly misunderstood, isolated, and disconnected. You are at a point where you and your partner want to disrupt the cycle and try to become a team again. You want to create a relationship where you feel you understand yourself and each other better.
You want to feel reconnected to the people in your life but it seems impossible to express yourself. In relationships, you struggle to share how you feel and it seems you and your partner cannot communicate. Leaving you feeling constantly misunderstood, isolated, and disconnected. You are at a point where you and your partner want to disrupt the cycle and try to become a team again. You want to create a relationship where you feel you understand yourself and each other better.
(206) 222-6151 View (206) 222-6151
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Summit Serenity Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Renton, WA 98059  (Online Only)
Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful parts of ourselves. The greatest healing comes from telling our story and each of us have a unique way of relating to the world and a story that deserves to be heard. I believe every person possesses an intuition and the innate knowledge to heal, grow, move forward, and create change within themselves and the greater world. I use a compassionate, collaborative, and trauma focused approach to begin the healing process by creating a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust and caring.
Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful parts of ourselves. The greatest healing comes from telling our story and each of us have a unique way of relating to the world and a story that deserves to be heard. I believe every person possesses an intuition and the innate knowledge to heal, grow, move forward, and create change within themselves and the greater world. I use a compassionate, collaborative, and trauma focused approach to begin the healing process by creating a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust and caring.
(425) 470-4315 View (425) 470-4315
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Renton Counseling Center
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Renton, WA 98057
We are a clinic located in Renton with in person and virtual appointments with openings for children, teens, couples and adults who live in or near Renton and would like to use their insurance. People come to RCC to improve their mental health, increase life satisfaction, and gain self-awareness. The human experience is a complicated one and most of us, at one time or another have found ourselves overwhelmed. When we respond to life's struggles in ways less than successful, we may experience depression, anxiety, or other symptoms.
We are a clinic located in Renton with in person and virtual appointments with openings for children, teens, couples and adults who live in or near Renton and would like to use their insurance. People come to RCC to improve their mental health, increase life satisfaction, and gain self-awareness. The human experience is a complicated one and most of us, at one time or another have found ourselves overwhelmed. When we respond to life's struggles in ways less than successful, we may experience depression, anxiety, or other symptoms.
(425) 336-7674 View (425) 336-7674
Photo of Megan McKeegan, MA, LMHC, MHP, Counselor
Megan McKeegan
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MHP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Renton, WA 98057
Limited Morning only availability at this time. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I primarily work with adolescents and young adults. I believe that the therapeutic relationship above all can provide an opportunity to heal, grow, and learn about oneself as an individual in the world. That human connection in counseling is powerful. Sometimes asking for help can be difficult and my view of facing that challenge, is why not utilize all the resources we have in life to find connection, joy, and skills for success. If you are facing challenges in life and need somewhere to explore these, email me!
Limited Morning only availability at this time. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I primarily work with adolescents and young adults. I believe that the therapeutic relationship above all can provide an opportunity to heal, grow, and learn about oneself as an individual in the world. That human connection in counseling is powerful. Sometimes asking for help can be difficult and my view of facing that challenge, is why not utilize all the resources we have in life to find connection, joy, and skills for success. If you are facing challenges in life and need somewhere to explore these, email me!
(253) 527-5912 View (253) 527-5912
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Rae Ann Hahn
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Renton, WA 98055
Rae Ann Hahn, LMHC graduated from Argosy University in Seattle in 2015 with a Masters in Clinical Psychology. She interned with Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare; working with many different individuals and diagnoses. While working at Greater Lakes, she was able to become trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) (EMDR) therapy. She has been practicing EMDR for 6 years. Rae Ann has also worked with addiction, ADHD, personality disorders and more. She focuses on trauma, depression and anxiety presently. Rae Ann believes that all patients should have a voice in their therapy.
Rae Ann Hahn, LMHC graduated from Argosy University in Seattle in 2015 with a Masters in Clinical Psychology. She interned with Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare; working with many different individuals and diagnoses. While working at Greater Lakes, she was able to become trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) (EMDR) therapy. She has been practicing EMDR for 6 years. Rae Ann has also worked with addiction, ADHD, personality disorders and more. She focuses on trauma, depression and anxiety presently. Rae Ann believes that all patients should have a voice in their therapy.
(206) 210-2251 View (206) 210-2251
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Jillian A Ostlund
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MS
Verified Verified
Renton, WA 98057  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I work with couples and families who are struggling with communication and relationship boundaries, and who are looking to build a more honest and emotionally intimate connection. I am trauma informed and have a keen interest in working with people with high intelligence, people affected by substance abuse, dysfunctional family dynamics, spiritual uncertainty, intimacy issues, and childhood trauma. Let's explore what family means to you. I'd like to help you understand how and why you might struggle, while working towards a healthy sense of self. I strongly believe people can change in meaningful ways with safe guidance and support.
I work with couples and families who are struggling with communication and relationship boundaries, and who are looking to build a more honest and emotionally intimate connection. I am trauma informed and have a keen interest in working with people with high intelligence, people affected by substance abuse, dysfunctional family dynamics, spiritual uncertainty, intimacy issues, and childhood trauma. Let's explore what family means to you. I'd like to help you understand how and why you might struggle, while working towards a healthy sense of self. I strongly believe people can change in meaningful ways with safe guidance and support.
(206) 672-9429 View (206) 672-9429
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Mile 17 Counseling
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Renton, WA 98058  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Gabe Guth and I currently work with adults of all ages experiencing an array of concerns including shame, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and self-esteem. Maybe there is a need for an unbiased, non-judgmental human to listen to the challenges unique to you. Perhaps COVID has heaped on an additional layer of stress that you weren't prepared for. Neurobiology demonstrates positive change is possible and I'm excited you've taken this step in finding relief. Additionally, as a veteran of the U.S. Navy, I enjoy working with individuals from a military background and the unique challenges they face.
Welcome! My name is Gabe Guth and I currently work with adults of all ages experiencing an array of concerns including shame, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and self-esteem. Maybe there is a need for an unbiased, non-judgmental human to listen to the challenges unique to you. Perhaps COVID has heaped on an additional layer of stress that you weren't prepared for. Neurobiology demonstrates positive change is possible and I'm excited you've taken this step in finding relief. Additionally, as a veteran of the U.S. Navy, I enjoy working with individuals from a military background and the unique challenges they face.
(206) 589-1921 View (206) 589-1921
Mimi Ogasawara-Whitehead
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Renton, WA 98057
Mimi is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, who has been practicing over 20 years since 2001. She graduated from George Fox University with a MA in Marriage & Family Therapy. (She doesn't provide couple therapy. ) Mimi values the importance of the client-therapist relationship. Her role as a therapist is to assist clients to have a safe and supportive environment to explore their issues without feeling judged and to help clients develop the tools/skills to deal with challenges and to achieve their goals. In her spare time, Mimi enjoys spending time with her family and her guinea pig. She also likes cooking and art.
Mimi is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, who has been practicing over 20 years since 2001. She graduated from George Fox University with a MA in Marriage & Family Therapy. (She doesn't provide couple therapy. ) Mimi values the importance of the client-therapist relationship. Her role as a therapist is to assist clients to have a safe and supportive environment to explore their issues without feeling judged and to help clients develop the tools/skills to deal with challenges and to achieve their goals. In her spare time, Mimi enjoys spending time with her family and her guinea pig. She also likes cooking and art.
(206) 208-6239 View (206) 208-6239
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Sydney Benton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC, SUDPT
Verified Verified
Renton, WA 98055
I will provide a safe space for you to express all of who you are, without fear of judgement. The therapeutic relationship is important in helping you feel safe, and I enjoy taking time to build this relationship. My style allows you to lead the way and focus on whatever may be holding you back from living your most authentic life. My work is guided by the belief that everything you need is already within yourself, and our work together can help you uncover your inner strength and peace. I utilize a trauma-informed approach and my therapeutic method focuses on radical acceptance, self-compassion and distress tolerance skills.
I will provide a safe space for you to express all of who you are, without fear of judgement. The therapeutic relationship is important in helping you feel safe, and I enjoy taking time to build this relationship. My style allows you to lead the way and focus on whatever may be holding you back from living your most authentic life. My work is guided by the belief that everything you need is already within yourself, and our work together can help you uncover your inner strength and peace. I utilize a trauma-informed approach and my therapeutic method focuses on radical acceptance, self-compassion and distress tolerance skills.
(206) 539-1303 View (206) 539-1303
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Shataia Brown Whitney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Renton, WA 98059  (Online Only)
Since 1998, I have been working with individuals, couples, and families and treating issues related to: depression, anxiety, communication problems, interpersonal conflict, trauma recovery, military deployment, abortion recovery, adult children of divorced parents, pre-marital counseling, multi-cultural marriage and many other identity/spiritual crises. I see clients on the brink of divorce rediscover their passion for each other, clients merely surviving with depression/anxiety start truly living again, and clients going through the motions find purpose, meaning and fulfillment in their relationships, in their careers and in their lives. Often 10-14 sessions can lead to significant and lasting change.
Since 1998, I have been working with individuals, couples, and families and treating issues related to: depression, anxiety, communication problems, interpersonal conflict, trauma recovery, military deployment, abortion recovery, adult children of divorced parents, pre-marital counseling, multi-cultural marriage and many other identity/spiritual crises. I see clients on the brink of divorce rediscover their passion for each other, clients merely surviving with depression/anxiety start truly living again, and clients going through the motions find purpose, meaning and fulfillment in their relationships, in their careers and in their lives. Often 10-14 sessions can lead to significant and lasting change.
(206) 785-3702 View (206) 785-3702
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Heather Hanson Broome
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Renton, WA 98057
Not accepting new clients
Are you finding yourself feeling lost and stuck in life? Do you wonder if you are allowing yourself to be the version of yourself you want to be? Are you in a relationship that seems to be locked in patterns that lead to conflict? You are not alone in your questioning. All people possess what it is they need to thrive. Sometimes we find ourselves stuck in painful patterns and we have difficulty finding the answers to our problems. Deciding to try something different like therapy, is not always easy but it is worth the effort. Together we can find ways to help you realize that you are your greatest asset.
Are you finding yourself feeling lost and stuck in life? Do you wonder if you are allowing yourself to be the version of yourself you want to be? Are you in a relationship that seems to be locked in patterns that lead to conflict? You are not alone in your questioning. All people possess what it is they need to thrive. Sometimes we find ourselves stuck in painful patterns and we have difficulty finding the answers to our problems. Deciding to try something different like therapy, is not always easy but it is worth the effort. Together we can find ways to help you realize that you are your greatest asset.
(206) 504-3440 View (206) 504-3440
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Valerie Juergens
Counselor, MEd, MA, LMHC, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Renton, WA 98057
I am honored to work alongside children and families to help them thrive. As a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) I believe it is through safe, nurturing relationships that children are free to express themselves through their natural language of play. With compassion and understanding, I use both a child-centered and directive approach, while encouraging outside support systems essential to this work.
I am honored to work alongside children and families to help them thrive. As a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) I believe it is through safe, nurturing relationships that children are free to express themselves through their natural language of play. With compassion and understanding, I use both a child-centered and directive approach, while encouraging outside support systems essential to this work.
(206) 567-7652 View (206) 567-7652
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Stefanie Jaswal
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, SUDP
Verified Verified
Renton, WA 98057
My clients range in age from adolescent up and through adulthood. They are navigating substance use and are often caught between use (experimental or ongoing) and the desire for a more positive lifestyle as something in their life is not working how they would like. My clients also include the families of those navigating substance use, often finding themselves in search of a balance between supporting their loved one while still living their own fulfilling lives. Regardless of who my client is, each deserves a life free of the chaos they are currently experiencing.
My clients range in age from adolescent up and through adulthood. They are navigating substance use and are often caught between use (experimental or ongoing) and the desire for a more positive lifestyle as something in their life is not working how they would like. My clients also include the families of those navigating substance use, often finding themselves in search of a balance between supporting their loved one while still living their own fulfilling lives. Regardless of who my client is, each deserves a life free of the chaos they are currently experiencing.
(206) 486-6736 View (206) 486-6736
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Michael Yu
Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC, CMHS, EMMHS, CIMC
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Renton, WA 98058  (Online Only)
With over sixteen years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families, Michael has successfully helped many clients with complex issues that negatively impact their lives and their families in significant ways. He believes in treating clients holistically (mind, body, and spirit) and that the work clients do outside of therapy is as important as the work they do in session. The priorities are helping clients develop skills and providing resources that will support them to make lasting change.
With over sixteen years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families, Michael has successfully helped many clients with complex issues that negatively impact their lives and their families in significant ways. He believes in treating clients holistically (mind, body, and spirit) and that the work clients do outside of therapy is as important as the work they do in session. The priorities are helping clients develop skills and providing resources that will support them to make lasting change.
(425) 414-8814 View (425) 414-8814
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Justin Ibrahim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSWAIC, MSW
Verified Verified
Renton, WA 98057  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients- My name is Justin and I'm a social worker and therapist. I help my clients understand who they are and how they fit into the world around them. First-generation Asian Americans Pacific Islanders, and Black Americans experience this in unique ways. I specialize in working with AAPI and BIPOC clients and their loved ones. We can find solutions to improve quality of life while honoring important cultural/ identity values and needs for today. This work can be so empowering for you engaging relationships, dating life, marriage, partnerships and family life!
Accepting New Clients- My name is Justin and I'm a social worker and therapist. I help my clients understand who they are and how they fit into the world around them. First-generation Asian Americans Pacific Islanders, and Black Americans experience this in unique ways. I specialize in working with AAPI and BIPOC clients and their loved ones. We can find solutions to improve quality of life while honoring important cultural/ identity values and needs for today. This work can be so empowering for you engaging relationships, dating life, marriage, partnerships and family life!
(206) 593-4358 View (206) 593-4358
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Number of Therapists in Renton, WA

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Renton, WA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress
70% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Premera
69% Regence
60% Aetna

How Therapists in Renton, WA see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
23% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Renton?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.