Therapists in Seatac, WA

Photo of Bjorn Eric Dale, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Seatac, WA
Bjorn Eric Dale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Seatac, WA 98188
It is difficult to deal with strong feelings of anger, guilt sadness, grief, fear, or worry on your own. At the same time, it can be extremely difficult to let others around you know when you need help. You may have even been told that you just need to "tough it out", and "deal with it" all on your own. I'm here to say that you don't have to. Managing difficult emotions is easier said than done when going through stressful situations such as losing a loved one, ending a relationship, or dealing with financial stress. I am here if you are ready to make positive changes in your life, and are tired of doing it alone.
It is difficult to deal with strong feelings of anger, guilt sadness, grief, fear, or worry on your own. At the same time, it can be extremely difficult to let others around you know when you need help. You may have even been told that you just need to "tough it out", and "deal with it" all on your own. I'm here to say that you don't have to. Managing difficult emotions is easier said than done when going through stressful situations such as losing a loved one, ending a relationship, or dealing with financial stress. I am here if you are ready to make positive changes in your life, and are tired of doing it alone.
(360) 564-5747 View (360) 564-5747
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Sam McCann
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, CTP, NBCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Seatac, WA 98188
You thought you had it all planned out but now you’re not sure who even made the plan. You unsure why you are doing what you are doing or who you are doing it for. If one more thing goes wrong, you just might loose it. You feel like if you can get this one task/relationship/spreadsheet just right, everything else will fall into place. This is a common thread through my client’s stories. I've spent much of my life trying to fit in by masking who I am. Still figuring out what that means for me and how it affects me now. This fuels my drive to support others doing the same. You deserve the life and relationships you want.
You thought you had it all planned out but now you’re not sure who even made the plan. You unsure why you are doing what you are doing or who you are doing it for. If one more thing goes wrong, you just might loose it. You feel like if you can get this one task/relationship/spreadsheet just right, everything else will fall into place. This is a common thread through my client’s stories. I've spent much of my life trying to fit in by masking who I am. Still figuring out what that means for me and how it affects me now. This fuels my drive to support others doing the same. You deserve the life and relationships you want.
(253) 352-4674 View (253) 352-4674
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Tanisha Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Seatac, WA 98188  (Online Only)
I am very passionate and committed to helping others overcome the hardships of life. During these times, changes are hard, uncomfortable, overwhelming, and stressful. Let me be real, I am no stranger to feeling stuck, lost, alone, and sad. Which is why I am here to show you how resilient you are, and you can and will persevere. I welcome you to a place where we work collaboratively to be in the present moment, fully committed to developing skills to improve symptoms related to life struggles. If you’ve experienced similar hardships, I would be delighted to help you in learning tips/tricks to understanding and managing your symptoms.
I am very passionate and committed to helping others overcome the hardships of life. During these times, changes are hard, uncomfortable, overwhelming, and stressful. Let me be real, I am no stranger to feeling stuck, lost, alone, and sad. Which is why I am here to show you how resilient you are, and you can and will persevere. I welcome you to a place where we work collaboratively to be in the present moment, fully committed to developing skills to improve symptoms related to life struggles. If you’ve experienced similar hardships, I would be delighted to help you in learning tips/tricks to understanding and managing your symptoms.
(360) 209-4203 View (360) 209-4203
Photo of Abrianna Buck, Counselor in Seatac, WA
Abrianna Buck
Counselor
Verified
Seatac, WA 98188  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Since 2009, it has been a privileged of mine to collaborate in a variety of settings ranging from crisis intervention, individual support and social work. The bulk of my career has been working with youth, adults, and families with an array of issues; each with their own unique story to tell. I utilize EMDR and am a Registered Play Therapist. I am certified in TF-CBT and hold additional certification in addiction. I am committed to my Anti-Racist work and and aspire for social justice at the intersection of every inequity. I desire to get to know you and journey with you on on your unique path.
Since 2009, it has been a privileged of mine to collaborate in a variety of settings ranging from crisis intervention, individual support and social work. The bulk of my career has been working with youth, adults, and families with an array of issues; each with their own unique story to tell. I utilize EMDR and am a Registered Play Therapist. I am certified in TF-CBT and hold additional certification in addiction. I am committed to my Anti-Racist work and and aspire for social justice at the intersection of every inequity. I desire to get to know you and journey with you on on your unique path.
(253) 465-2787 View (253) 465-2787
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A Meaningful Path Counseling, PLLC
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Seatac, WA 98188
Making the decision to seek therapy is a powerful first step in your journey. My goal is to help you find your path to your ideal self. Often in life we are wounded in relationships but the therapeutic process and relationship can transform and heal by helping us identify and rediscover our wisdom, strength, humor and resiliency.
Making the decision to seek therapy is a powerful first step in your journey. My goal is to help you find your path to your ideal self. Often in life we are wounded in relationships but the therapeutic process and relationship can transform and heal by helping us identify and rediscover our wisdom, strength, humor and resiliency.
(206) 472-1651 View (206) 472-1651
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Kimberly Wallace Stewart
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Seatac, WA 98188
No one is immune to depression, relationship problems, parenting issues, anxiety, and other common human experiences we face moving through life. Are you at a point in your life where you have used up all of the coping skills that you have to deal with life's challenges? Are you overwhelmed by emotional pain? Are you concerned about the current state of your life or the direction that your life is headed in? Your courage and strength have brought you to this moment where you have chosen to seek support. Asking for help is often the most difficult step, and I know how critical it is to find the therapist that fits you.
No one is immune to depression, relationship problems, parenting issues, anxiety, and other common human experiences we face moving through life. Are you at a point in your life where you have used up all of the coping skills that you have to deal with life's challenges? Are you overwhelmed by emotional pain? Are you concerned about the current state of your life or the direction that your life is headed in? Your courage and strength have brought you to this moment where you have chosen to seek support. Asking for help is often the most difficult step, and I know how critical it is to find the therapist that fits you.
(206) 207-7199 View (206) 207-7199
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Patricia Eslava Vessey
CHT, BA
1 Endorsed
Seatac, WA 98188  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with unhealthy habits and lack of motivation? Is pain and trauma from the past interfering with your life today? Are you struggling with anxiety, fears, shame, or depression and nothing has helped? Do you just want to feel worthy, confident, productive, empowered, and successful? If you are ready to heal your past, love yourself, and gain control of your thoughts, feelings, and behavior, I can help. Even though I don't accept insurance, you'll discover quicker, more effective, and longer-lasting results with the services I provide with fewer sessions Contact me and let's talk, so you can begin feeling better now.
Are you struggling with unhealthy habits and lack of motivation? Is pain and trauma from the past interfering with your life today? Are you struggling with anxiety, fears, shame, or depression and nothing has helped? Do you just want to feel worthy, confident, productive, empowered, and successful? If you are ready to heal your past, love yourself, and gain control of your thoughts, feelings, and behavior, I can help. Even though I don't accept insurance, you'll discover quicker, more effective, and longer-lasting results with the services I provide with fewer sessions Contact me and let's talk, so you can begin feeling better now.
(206) 900-8511 View (206) 900-8511
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Taen Marie Scherer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Seatac, WA 98188
I work with you to uncover underlying self destructive belief/ behavior patterns, then move into more life-enhancing patterns. My approach is culturally aware, founded in understanding the relationships systems within which you live and work, and guided by my intuitive knowledge of change and growth acquired during over 20 years of experience. My advanced training in EMDR eases your movement through grief, loss or trauma. Accountability and "keeping an eye on the goal" is an important part of our work together. I also specialize in LGBTQ concerns as well as the specific pain of the adult adoptee.
I work with you to uncover underlying self destructive belief/ behavior patterns, then move into more life-enhancing patterns. My approach is culturally aware, founded in understanding the relationships systems within which you live and work, and guided by my intuitive knowledge of change and growth acquired during over 20 years of experience. My advanced training in EMDR eases your movement through grief, loss or trauma. Accountability and "keeping an eye on the goal" is an important part of our work together. I also specialize in LGBTQ concerns as well as the specific pain of the adult adoptee.
(206) 518-9480 View (206) 518-9480
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Jenn T So
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Seatac, WA 98168
I am a first generation immigrant refugee family from Vietnam/Cambodia living in America. Raised in Washington, My graduate degree from University of Washington Masters of Social Work Program. I’ve spend over 13 years working as a professional Social Worker for various institutions both government and community based, serving my community. It was always my life-long dream to be in private practice specializing in Trauma-Informed Care and aid in healing from Racial Trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence with deep exploration around self-love and body positivity
I am a first generation immigrant refugee family from Vietnam/Cambodia living in America. Raised in Washington, My graduate degree from University of Washington Masters of Social Work Program. I’ve spend over 13 years working as a professional Social Worker for various institutions both government and community based, serving my community. It was always my life-long dream to be in private practice specializing in Trauma-Informed Care and aid in healing from Racial Trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence with deep exploration around self-love and body positivity
(206) 558-0538 View (206) 558-0538
Photo of Jordan Torri, Psychologist in Seatac, WA
Jordan Torri
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Seatac, WA 98188
Many people today are struggling with self-criticism, unhealthy patterns in their relationships, and a weight of emotional pain that feels unshakeable. I'm a firm believer that people who come to see me for support are stuck, not sick. I consider myself a guide walking along side you in your journey and my role is to help you compassionately understand how your experiences have shaped you into who you are today while also finding tangible ways to navigate current obstacles. I support my clients in reclaiming love for themselves by authentically recognizing that the relationship with one's self is the foundation for our wellbeing.
Many people today are struggling with self-criticism, unhealthy patterns in their relationships, and a weight of emotional pain that feels unshakeable. I'm a firm believer that people who come to see me for support are stuck, not sick. I consider myself a guide walking along side you in your journey and my role is to help you compassionately understand how your experiences have shaped you into who you are today while also finding tangible ways to navigate current obstacles. I support my clients in reclaiming love for themselves by authentically recognizing that the relationship with one's self is the foundation for our wellbeing.
(208) 717-1884 View (208) 717-1884
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Roza Aman
Counselor, MAED, LMHCA
Verified
Seatac, WA 98168  (Online Only)
I am a woman of color and a first-generation therapist who speaks multiple languages. I speak Oromo, Swahili, Amharic and English. I believe therapy is a space for people to discover who they are in a safe place. I strive to create an environment that will allow you to look at the different ways you define yourself. We will also explore and face the challenges you have experienced to help you gain understanding as to how these shapes who you are today. As a Muslim Black woman, I believe the characteristics you hold are a part of your journey to shaping the person you are and/or who you want to be in your life.
I am a woman of color and a first-generation therapist who speaks multiple languages. I speak Oromo, Swahili, Amharic and English. I believe therapy is a space for people to discover who they are in a safe place. I strive to create an environment that will allow you to look at the different ways you define yourself. We will also explore and face the challenges you have experienced to help you gain understanding as to how these shapes who you are today. As a Muslim Black woman, I believe the characteristics you hold are a part of your journey to shaping the person you are and/or who you want to be in your life.
(253) 465-2484 View (253) 465-2484
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Sonia Simranjit Kaur Chavez
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Seatac, WA 98188
Do you have anxiety because you make, or feel pressure to make choices based on what others want? Do you want to understand your relationships and their influence on your life? Conflict with others can negatively impact your health and self-esteem, leading to chronic stress. Whether trying to figure out your place in the world or improve your relationships, now might be the time to connect with someone who can help. Continue reading to learn how working with a therapist might be your best decision.
Do you have anxiety because you make, or feel pressure to make choices based on what others want? Do you want to understand your relationships and their influence on your life? Conflict with others can negatively impact your health and self-esteem, leading to chronic stress. Whether trying to figure out your place in the world or improve your relationships, now might be the time to connect with someone who can help. Continue reading to learn how working with a therapist might be your best decision.
(253) 447-5927 View (253) 447-5927
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Peter Watson
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
Seatac, WA 98188  (Online Only)
If there’s anything my years of life experience have taught me, it’s that people only thrive when they are grounded in deep meaning and purpose. Yet deep meaning and purpose are only realized during profound trials and tribulations. As a therapist, I feel called to walk alongside individuals during their darkest moments, to help them find truth, beauty, and goodness. I’ve worked with individuals and couples in a variety of areas, integrating empathy, wisdom, and curiosity with proven therapeutic approaches to bring about authentic hope and healing.
If there’s anything my years of life experience have taught me, it’s that people only thrive when they are grounded in deep meaning and purpose. Yet deep meaning and purpose are only realized during profound trials and tribulations. As a therapist, I feel called to walk alongside individuals during their darkest moments, to help them find truth, beauty, and goodness. I’ve worked with individuals and couples in a variety of areas, integrating empathy, wisdom, and curiosity with proven therapeutic approaches to bring about authentic hope and healing.
(253) 465-9686 View (253) 465-9686
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Bella Oshry
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Seatac, WA 98188
Hello! You know those therapists who are calming, soothing, and usually have one of those freaking awesome rock formations with streaming water behind them? Yeah, so... I'm not one of those therapists! First off, I just used the word "freaking" in my intro, and that's when I'm trying to be my most professional! Secondly, and more importantly, I'm just not into all the head bobbing and "uh huh, tell me more." I'm more of a "what's going on? Talk to me" kind of therapist. I will listen, and never judge you. I will laugh (and sometimes cry) with you, and I will use every therapeutic tool at my disposal to help you!
Hello! You know those therapists who are calming, soothing, and usually have one of those freaking awesome rock formations with streaming water behind them? Yeah, so... I'm not one of those therapists! First off, I just used the word "freaking" in my intro, and that's when I'm trying to be my most professional! Secondly, and more importantly, I'm just not into all the head bobbing and "uh huh, tell me more." I'm more of a "what's going on? Talk to me" kind of therapist. I will listen, and never judge you. I will laugh (and sometimes cry) with you, and I will use every therapeutic tool at my disposal to help you!
(206) 339-9220 View (206) 339-9220
Photo of Michelle Solomon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Seatac, WA
Michelle Solomon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Seatac, WA 98188  (Online Only)
You’re a helper, caregiver, or healthcare professional exhausted, burned out, and struggling to prioritize your own needs and happiness. It's hard to relax during time off, while the list of tasks keeps adding up. You end up not getting what you want done and feeling worse about it later. I specialize in helping adults with bipolar disorder, stress and burnout, and those supporting a loved one in crisis. My solution-focused and collaborative approach will help you set and maintain healthy boundaries, problem solve barriers, learn the best ways to advocate for your needs, create better routines, and achieve more work-life balance.
You’re a helper, caregiver, or healthcare professional exhausted, burned out, and struggling to prioritize your own needs and happiness. It's hard to relax during time off, while the list of tasks keeps adding up. You end up not getting what you want done and feeling worse about it later. I specialize in helping adults with bipolar disorder, stress and burnout, and those supporting a loved one in crisis. My solution-focused and collaborative approach will help you set and maintain healthy boundaries, problem solve barriers, learn the best ways to advocate for your needs, create better routines, and achieve more work-life balance.
(206) 752-3559 View (206) 752-3559
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Kim Newall
Counselor, MA, LMHC, ATR
Verified
Seatac, WA 98148  (Online Only)
My practice is focused on the resolution of trauma using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which effectively and efficiently treats trauma. Trauma can be a single event such as a car accident or sexual assault, or could be more complicated, involving childhood trauma. Memories of these events can cause big feelings to erupt, avoidance of similar situations, nightmares, and even flashbacks that make it feel like the event is still happening to you. Below is a simple, animated description of how EMDR works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKrfH43srg8
My practice is focused on the resolution of trauma using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which effectively and efficiently treats trauma. Trauma can be a single event such as a car accident or sexual assault, or could be more complicated, involving childhood trauma. Memories of these events can cause big feelings to erupt, avoidance of similar situations, nightmares, and even flashbacks that make it feel like the event is still happening to you. Below is a simple, animated description of how EMDR works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKrfH43srg8
(206) 429-6243 View (206) 429-6243
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Terri Lock
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Seatac, WA 98148
I am a psychologist specializing in working with people struggling with substance use and mental health issues, particularly those dealing with both. Other specialties include codependency, boundaries, people with family history of addiction, cultural identity, relationship with finances, low self-esteem and people in unhealthy relationships.
I am a psychologist specializing in working with people struggling with substance use and mental health issues, particularly those dealing with both. Other specialties include codependency, boundaries, people with family history of addiction, cultural identity, relationship with finances, low self-esteem and people in unhealthy relationships.
(206) 929-4125 View (206) 929-4125
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Sarah Hays
Counselor, PsyD, LMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Seatac, WA 98188  (Online Only)
I consider myself a generalist clinician. I have experience addressing recovery/addiction, sexual problems, gender/identity, behavior problems, trauma, ADHD, interpersonal conflict, depression, anxiety, chronic stress, and more. My interest is to empower and support my clients - to work together and personalize their therapy to suit them individually. I work to provide a safe and productive space for clients to overcome adversity, and care deeply about understanding each person's diversity in identity and presence. I strive to remain open to and aware of my biases - including my privilege, identities, and beliefs.
I consider myself a generalist clinician. I have experience addressing recovery/addiction, sexual problems, gender/identity, behavior problems, trauma, ADHD, interpersonal conflict, depression, anxiety, chronic stress, and more. My interest is to empower and support my clients - to work together and personalize their therapy to suit them individually. I work to provide a safe and productive space for clients to overcome adversity, and care deeply about understanding each person's diversity in identity and presence. I strive to remain open to and aware of my biases - including my privilege, identities, and beliefs.
(206) 203-0957 View (206) 203-0957
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Monique Chang-Goit
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST
Verified
Seatac, WA 98148
My passion is to help individuals and families discover their strengths and resources. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a post-graduate certificate in Medical Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University. I am a Certified Sex Therapist by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists. I am a Mental Health Professional, Child Mental Health Professional, State and AAMFT Approved Supervisor and Asian and Pacific Islander Ethnic Minority Mental Health Specialist.
My passion is to help individuals and families discover their strengths and resources. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a post-graduate certificate in Medical Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University. I am a Certified Sex Therapist by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists. I am a Mental Health Professional, Child Mental Health Professional, State and AAMFT Approved Supervisor and Asian and Pacific Islander Ethnic Minority Mental Health Specialist.
(206) 984-8351 View (206) 984-8351
Photo of Sydney Wolfe, Marriage & Family Therapist in Seatac, WA
Sydney Wolfe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFTA
Verified
Seatac, WA 98148
I approach my work using a client-centered, strengths-based model. I view every individual/family/couple as unique, utilizing methods and techniques best-suited for each situation. My experience includes many areas, all pertaining to individuals, couples and families. I am passionate in working with women, teens, couples and the LGBTQ community. I was trained in Family Systems Therapy; I approach therapy work holistically, focusing on the individual and extending beyond, to the interactions between family members and significant others. I work with clients to help them recognize how extended family, culture, and society may impact them as individuals.
I approach my work using a client-centered, strengths-based model. I view every individual/family/couple as unique, utilizing methods and techniques best-suited for each situation. My experience includes many areas, all pertaining to individuals, couples and families. I am passionate in working with women, teens, couples and the LGBTQ community. I was trained in Family Systems Therapy; I approach therapy work holistically, focusing on the individual and extending beyond, to the interactions between family members and significant others. I work with clients to help them recognize how extended family, culture, and society may impact them as individuals.
(425) 332-7524 View (425) 332-7524

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Number of Therapists in Seatac, WA

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Seatac, WA who prioritize treating:

81% Depression
81% Anxiety
81% Trauma and PTSD
81% Stress
78% Self Esteem
70% Relationship Issues
67% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Premera
56% Regence
50% Aetna

How Therapists in Seatac, WA see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Seatac?

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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.