Therapists in Seattle, WA

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Photo of Jen Kennelly, MA, LMHC, CDP, Counselor
Jen Kennelly
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CDP
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98103
Feeling unhappy in your body? Feeling like you are using drugs and alcohol to cope with life? I specialize in working with women and adolescent girls who are experiencing struggles around body image, their relationship with food, and substance abuse. So many women don't feel comfortable in their own skin. Food, drugs, and alcohol can be a way to cope with this experience. As women, we receive a wide variety of messages about who we are vs. who we should be. Holding onto these messages is at the root of many struggles in our daily lives.
Feeling unhappy in your body? Feeling like you are using drugs and alcohol to cope with life? I specialize in working with women and adolescent girls who are experiencing struggles around body image, their relationship with food, and substance abuse. So many women don't feel comfortable in their own skin. Food, drugs, and alcohol can be a way to cope with this experience. As women, we receive a wide variety of messages about who we are vs. who we should be. Holding onto these messages is at the root of many struggles in our daily lives.
(360) 865-4671 View (360) 865-4671
Photo of Tracy Klemme, LMHC, LMFTA, Counselor
Tracy Klemme
Counselor, LMHC, LMFTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98102
As a marriage and family therapist I use a family systems approach based on gaining an understanding of how we think, feel and behave in the systems we belong to. I use an integrated approach, structuring sessions applicable to the client's needs; therefore, therapy is a collaborative effort and exchange. Both past and present life experiences shape who we are. Sometimes it can be difficult to navigate the many roles we play. It is my hope that I can help ease any discomfort or pain you experience in your families and relationships.
As a marriage and family therapist I use a family systems approach based on gaining an understanding of how we think, feel and behave in the systems we belong to. I use an integrated approach, structuring sessions applicable to the client's needs; therefore, therapy is a collaborative effort and exchange. Both past and present life experiences shape who we are. Sometimes it can be difficult to navigate the many roles we play. It is my hope that I can help ease any discomfort or pain you experience in your families and relationships.
(206) 535-1473 View (206) 535-1473
Photo of Denise Benitez, BFA, LMHC, Counselor
Denise Benitez
Counselor, BFA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98115
You are not a problem to be solved. I believe we are each evolutionarily designed for growth and change. In the right container and supportive environment, you have the potential to understand yourself better than anyone else, to access your own insight, and to know what will help. My role as a therapist is to be a fellow traveler in the room as you navigate the session. I can point out moments of interest, places of frozenness, and potentially useful signs, and support your own innate creativity in meeting the story of your life.
You are not a problem to be solved. I believe we are each evolutionarily designed for growth and change. In the right container and supportive environment, you have the potential to understand yourself better than anyone else, to access your own insight, and to know what will help. My role as a therapist is to be a fellow traveler in the room as you navigate the session. I can point out moments of interest, places of frozenness, and potentially useful signs, and support your own innate creativity in meeting the story of your life.
(206) 966-4619 View (206) 966-4619
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Reini Thijssen
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98121  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients. Do you experience anxiety, depression, or a lack of self-confidence? Looking for ways to resolve or cope with trauma symptoms? Wanting to improve relationships? Does the lack of focus and concentration lead to decreased motivation and procrastination? If so, you have come to the right place. Together, we will navigate your past, present, and future challenges. We will unpack internal and interpersonal conflicts. Unhelpful patterns will be identified while creating and implementing practical tools to help accomplish your goals.
Accepting new clients. Do you experience anxiety, depression, or a lack of self-confidence? Looking for ways to resolve or cope with trauma symptoms? Wanting to improve relationships? Does the lack of focus and concentration lead to decreased motivation and procrastination? If so, you have come to the right place. Together, we will navigate your past, present, and future challenges. We will unpack internal and interpersonal conflicts. Unhelpful patterns will be identified while creating and implementing practical tools to help accomplish your goals.
(206) 809-8143 View (206) 809-8143
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Michelle Ann Finley
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98125
Not accepting new clients
I work with individuals, couples and families from a strengths-based, relational, collaborative, and multicultural approach. My specialties cover a variety of clinical issues that include trauma and loss, relational and family distress, anxiety, depression, and personal wellness. I specialize in working with trauma and abuse survivors, LGBTQ clients, couples, and adolescents and their families. I am sensitive to clients' spiritual and religious perspectives and work to incorporate spirituality into the therapeutic process to the extent they wish. Further, I privilege the role of attachment, bonding, and emotion when working with clients, particularly when struggling with relational distress or trauma.
I work with individuals, couples and families from a strengths-based, relational, collaborative, and multicultural approach. My specialties cover a variety of clinical issues that include trauma and loss, relational and family distress, anxiety, depression, and personal wellness. I specialize in working with trauma and abuse survivors, LGBTQ clients, couples, and adolescents and their families. I am sensitive to clients' spiritual and religious perspectives and work to incorporate spirituality into the therapeutic process to the extent they wish. Further, I privilege the role of attachment, bonding, and emotion when working with clients, particularly when struggling with relational distress or trauma.
(206) 203-2048 View (206) 203-2048
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Angelina (Yuqian) Li
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98118
Our bodies and psyche can hold unconscious patterns. Often people will seek therapy when patterns that once aided in survival become a hindrance to their growth. You might find yourself in dilemmas where you are overachieving but still believe you aren’t good enough. You might feel “other” or invisible even when you authentically share yourself. You might feel overwhelmed but not know how to talk about it or believe that no one will listen. While each person is unique, these are some of the reasons that bring people to therapy.
Our bodies and psyche can hold unconscious patterns. Often people will seek therapy when patterns that once aided in survival become a hindrance to their growth. You might find yourself in dilemmas where you are overachieving but still believe you aren’t good enough. You might feel “other” or invisible even when you authentically share yourself. You might feel overwhelmed but not know how to talk about it or believe that no one will listen. While each person is unique, these are some of the reasons that bring people to therapy.
(206) 312-3868 View (206) 312-3868
Photo of Sarah Kelley, MA, LMHCA, Counselor
Sarah Kelley
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98107
I am genuinely passionate about helping young women navigate early adulthood with all its challenges and complexities. Coping with anxiety, low self-esteem, and depression can often impact the pursuit of what you truly want in life—both individually and in relationships—bringing waves of despair and moments of discouragement that often feel overwhelming. These fears can be all too real and can leave you feeling lost and alone. I am dedicated to walking alongside you as you explore your emotions and feelings, discover your inner resilience, and take steps toward self-compassion and a greater sense of trust in who you are.
I am genuinely passionate about helping young women navigate early adulthood with all its challenges and complexities. Coping with anxiety, low self-esteem, and depression can often impact the pursuit of what you truly want in life—both individually and in relationships—bringing waves of despair and moments of discouragement that often feel overwhelming. These fears can be all too real and can leave you feeling lost and alone. I am dedicated to walking alongside you as you explore your emotions and feelings, discover your inner resilience, and take steps toward self-compassion and a greater sense of trust in who you are.
(206) 339-6229 View (206) 339-6229
Photo of Angelica Nevarez, MA, LMHC, NCC, Counselor
Angelica Nevarez
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98107  (Online Only)
We have all been in the midst of deep personal and collective transformation over the past years. There is a greater awareness among us all about what is not working both personally and collectively. I am here as a guide to walk with you through this portal of change. I am a trauma-informed therapist and my approach to therapy acknowledges the impact that stressful experiences can have on our mind, body, and spirit. I can support you in releasing any deeply embedded patterns that limit your ability to feel connected and show up fully in the world.
We have all been in the midst of deep personal and collective transformation over the past years. There is a greater awareness among us all about what is not working both personally and collectively. I am here as a guide to walk with you through this portal of change. I am a trauma-informed therapist and my approach to therapy acknowledges the impact that stressful experiences can have on our mind, body, and spirit. I can support you in releasing any deeply embedded patterns that limit your ability to feel connected and show up fully in the world.
(206) 278-9324 View (206) 278-9324
Photo of Cheyenne McGuire, LMFT-A, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Cheyenne McGuire
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98109
As a therapist, I am dedicated to working with individuals and any relational configuration that suits you. I aim to create a safe environment rooted in an anti-oppressive and inclusive framework. I am particularly passionate about helping individuals reclaim their sexual selves. I specialize in supporting those who have experienced sexual trauma, especially those affected by purity culture. Additionally, I assist clients in reclaiming their pleasure and desire, addressing pelvic pain disorders, navigating gender, and exploring sexual identity and orientation.
As a therapist, I am dedicated to working with individuals and any relational configuration that suits you. I aim to create a safe environment rooted in an anti-oppressive and inclusive framework. I am particularly passionate about helping individuals reclaim their sexual selves. I specialize in supporting those who have experienced sexual trauma, especially those affected by purity culture. Additionally, I assist clients in reclaiming their pleasure and desire, addressing pelvic pain disorders, navigating gender, and exploring sexual identity and orientation.
(425) 407-5989 View (425) 407-5989
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Maika D'Ambrosi, PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98109
I can help you living beyond the distress of life. If you are feeling stuck and don't see any way out you are not alone. Whether you worry too much, have recurrent panic attacks and/or you are getting in your own way I can help you to gain your life back. I am a clinical psychologist in private practice offering individual and couples therapy. In my work with couples, I help partners to effectively address marital conflict to build intimacy and a strong connection. My therapeutic style is warm and engaging, collaborating closely with you to tailor the treatment to your specific needs.
I can help you living beyond the distress of life. If you are feeling stuck and don't see any way out you are not alone. Whether you worry too much, have recurrent panic attacks and/or you are getting in your own way I can help you to gain your life back. I am a clinical psychologist in private practice offering individual and couples therapy. In my work with couples, I help partners to effectively address marital conflict to build intimacy and a strong connection. My therapeutic style is warm and engaging, collaborating closely with you to tailor the treatment to your specific needs.
(206) 866-5912 View (206) 866-5912
Photo of Michelle S Webber, MA, LMHC, Counselor
Michelle S Webber
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98119
Many people feel scared or hopeless when they do not feel safe in their body, memories, or current experience. I help these people feel safe again. Whether you feel lost, confused, or just stuck, I will help you understand yourself better and support you in discovering more about who you are. There is no one right way to approach healing and I am confident we can find your way together.
Many people feel scared or hopeless when they do not feel safe in their body, memories, or current experience. I help these people feel safe again. Whether you feel lost, confused, or just stuck, I will help you understand yourself better and support you in discovering more about who you are. There is no one right way to approach healing and I am confident we can find your way together.
(206) 593-3680 View (206) 593-3680
Photo of Alexa Wood, BA, Pre-Licensed Professional
Alexa Wood
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98104
I strive to provide compassionate care to anyone who wishes to be in therapy. Everyone is deserving of care and support throughout their lives, and I want to be a part of your support system. I enjoy working with people from all different backgrounds, individuals, and couples, but as a queer person, I particularly enjoy working with queer people. I look at the world through the lens of intersectional feminism as well as anti-racism and queer theory, which is reflected in my therapeutic practice. I am in the process of earning my certificate in Gender Affirming Care in order to provide the best care that I can for all of my clients.
I strive to provide compassionate care to anyone who wishes to be in therapy. Everyone is deserving of care and support throughout their lives, and I want to be a part of your support system. I enjoy working with people from all different backgrounds, individuals, and couples, but as a queer person, I particularly enjoy working with queer people. I look at the world through the lens of intersectional feminism as well as anti-racism and queer theory, which is reflected in my therapeutic practice. I am in the process of earning my certificate in Gender Affirming Care in order to provide the best care that I can for all of my clients.
(425) 310-4285 View (425) 310-4285
Photo of Cat Buckley, MA, LMFT-A, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Cat Buckley
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98109
I love working with folks who are navigating a big life transition, who are wanting to understand themselves on a deeper level and who are open to creating more space for compassion and pleasure in their lives. Maybe you're coming out, maybe you're starting or ending a relationship, maybe you have experienced trauma in your life and want a better relationship with your body. I want to work with you! I am a collaborative therapist, meaning that we will work as a team to help you find your own best answers. While we will move at your pace, I will also compassionately and intentionally challenge you to expand your comfort zone.
I love working with folks who are navigating a big life transition, who are wanting to understand themselves on a deeper level and who are open to creating more space for compassion and pleasure in their lives. Maybe you're coming out, maybe you're starting or ending a relationship, maybe you have experienced trauma in your life and want a better relationship with your body. I want to work with you! I am a collaborative therapist, meaning that we will work as a team to help you find your own best answers. While we will move at your pace, I will also compassionately and intentionally challenge you to expand your comfort zone.
(425) 537-4743 View (425) 537-4743
Photo of Blaze Creature, MA, LMHCA, Counselor
Blaze Creature
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98108
I blend deep compassion for my clients with direct, authentic reflection. I create safe, relational, and real space for clients to confront their defenses and connect with their core emotions. My goal is to help you move beyond overthinking and into the heart of your experience. My direct, relational style is especially effective for individuals who tend to 'over-talk,' use words to obscure their deeper feelings, or feel their emotions are unsafe to share with others. I have been told that my presence is warm, grounded, and curious.
I blend deep compassion for my clients with direct, authentic reflection. I create safe, relational, and real space for clients to confront their defenses and connect with their core emotions. My goal is to help you move beyond overthinking and into the heart of your experience. My direct, relational style is especially effective for individuals who tend to 'over-talk,' use words to obscure their deeper feelings, or feel their emotions are unsafe to share with others. I have been told that my presence is warm, grounded, and curious.
(206) 567-1809 View (206) 567-1809
Photo of Amy Hersh, MA, LMHCA, NCC, Counselor
Amy Hersh
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98103
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in supporting queer and neurodivergent adults, especially those who feel they don't quite "fit." Whether you're grappling with not feeling "queer enough" or adjusting to a late ADHD diagnosis, my approach is tailored to meet you where you are. My specialized training and lived experience allow me to understand the complexities of navigating these identities. I offer genuine, down-to-earth partnership where we'll tackle your goals while embracing our shared humanity. My goal is to foster a space where you can be fully yourself, embracing exploration, growth, and self expression in a way that feels natural and empowering.
I specialize in supporting queer and neurodivergent adults, especially those who feel they don't quite "fit." Whether you're grappling with not feeling "queer enough" or adjusting to a late ADHD diagnosis, my approach is tailored to meet you where you are. My specialized training and lived experience allow me to understand the complexities of navigating these identities. I offer genuine, down-to-earth partnership where we'll tackle your goals while embracing our shared humanity. My goal is to foster a space where you can be fully yourself, embracing exploration, growth, and self expression in a way that feels natural and empowering.
(206) 752-4727 View (206) 752-4727
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Dr Jeff Gold, Psychotherapy and Video Counseling
MSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98122
My work with clients focuses on relationships. I have over 40 years of experience with couples, individuals and families. I specialize in couple therapy but work well with individuals and families.I am active as a therapist, and will be direct and clear about the patterns I see. I will come right to the point, but with care and compassion. I will meet with you in my office or by video. I work with with a range of clients, including straight, gay and lesbians. They may be married, co-habitating or single. Issues include attachment, commitment, betrayal or "heating-up" a partnership gone cold.
My work with clients focuses on relationships. I have over 40 years of experience with couples, individuals and families. I specialize in couple therapy but work well with individuals and families.I am active as a therapist, and will be direct and clear about the patterns I see. I will come right to the point, but with care and compassion. I will meet with you in my office or by video. I work with with a range of clients, including straight, gay and lesbians. They may be married, co-habitating or single. Issues include attachment, commitment, betrayal or "heating-up" a partnership gone cold.
(206) 222-7285 View (206) 222-7285
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Chad Hara
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98102  (Online Only)
Life is often scary and filled with unpredictable pain. My job is to be present with you as we work through those difficult experiences together. As an identifying queer, Asian-American, cis-man I believe identity is a crucial part of understanding one’s self. This knowledge is the first step to change.
Life is often scary and filled with unpredictable pain. My job is to be present with you as we work through those difficult experiences together. As an identifying queer, Asian-American, cis-man I believe identity is a crucial part of understanding one’s self. This knowledge is the first step to change.
(425) 842-3681 View (425) 842-3681
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Becky Campbell
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98133
Like in music, sometimes in life we need to pause and listen to how the notes of our experiences resonate before moving on. The practice of pausing and reflecting offers a chance to consider the meaning of what has come before so we can more effectively engage this moment now to ultimately yield beauty and connection with life we might have never known. This is Fermata Therapy. Here we listen to the tune of your life, past and present. With pause and reflection we make space for you to discover and create what is needed—a different rhythm, key, or voice better suited to your melody—so you can live your most authentic life-song.
Like in music, sometimes in life we need to pause and listen to how the notes of our experiences resonate before moving on. The practice of pausing and reflecting offers a chance to consider the meaning of what has come before so we can more effectively engage this moment now to ultimately yield beauty and connection with life we might have never known. This is Fermata Therapy. Here we listen to the tune of your life, past and present. With pause and reflection we make space for you to discover and create what is needed—a different rhythm, key, or voice better suited to your melody—so you can live your most authentic life-song.
(425) 292-6991 View (425) 292-6991
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Chessie Rebecca Snider
Counselor, MEd-MHP, LMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98108
I’m a family therapist with a background based in research and evidence based practice. I provide support for kids, adults & caregivers in transition & needing support with life’s many challenges. I specialize in skill building for friendships, trans affirming treatment, emotional dysregulation, confidence, general anxiety & grief. My goal is to provide a space for adults, parents & children to engage in therapy to promote strong bonds within themselves & community, and become a self-sufficient unit outside of my care. I look forward to connecting with you and/or your family!
I’m a family therapist with a background based in research and evidence based practice. I provide support for kids, adults & caregivers in transition & needing support with life’s many challenges. I specialize in skill building for friendships, trans affirming treatment, emotional dysregulation, confidence, general anxiety & grief. My goal is to provide a space for adults, parents & children to engage in therapy to promote strong bonds within themselves & community, and become a self-sufficient unit outside of my care. I look forward to connecting with you and/or your family!
(206) 825-6719 View (206) 825-6719
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Marte White
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98115  (Online Only)
Are you navigating life and repeating the same patterns or struggling personally and/or in your relationships? Oftentimes there is big or little trauma impacting your feelings of "stuckness" today. I work with individuals and couples from a trauma-informed approach looking at what is coming up for you today in your struggles and what is influencing how these issues are presenting. Therapy can help work through and gain more understanding and insight to grow and change in the ways you would like to.
Are you navigating life and repeating the same patterns or struggling personally and/or in your relationships? Oftentimes there is big or little trauma impacting your feelings of "stuckness" today. I work with individuals and couples from a trauma-informed approach looking at what is coming up for you today in your struggles and what is influencing how these issues are presenting. Therapy can help work through and gain more understanding and insight to grow and change in the ways you would like to.
(206) 582-6802 View (206) 582-6802

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Seattle, WA

3,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Seattle, WA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Premera
55% Aetna
48% Regence

How Therapists in Seattle, WA see their clients

51% Online Only
49% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

75% Female
21% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Seattle?

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.