Therapists in Seattle, WA

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Shelena Yarukhina
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98107  (Online Only)
When we face major life changes such as a career shift, move to a different city or country, or start of parenthood, we often feel lost. Although life changes, we do not always ready to change along with it. We might be struggling with anxiety or depression, or we might not even be sure what we are facing. We need assistance to process, sort it out, and understand what is happening and who we are now. This is the ideal place for that. Shelena will provide you with the space and support needed to navigate through changes, find better ways, determine the next steps, and discover peace within change.
When we face major life changes such as a career shift, move to a different city or country, or start of parenthood, we often feel lost. Although life changes, we do not always ready to change along with it. We might be struggling with anxiety or depression, or we might not even be sure what we are facing. We need assistance to process, sort it out, and understand what is happening and who we are now. This is the ideal place for that. Shelena will provide you with the space and support needed to navigate through changes, find better ways, determine the next steps, and discover peace within change.
(425) 517-1694 View (425) 517-1694
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Glenn King
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CMHS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98103
Waitlist for new clients
Choosing to see a counselor is a courageous step full of possibility. If you have found yourself feeling stuck, pursuing counseling can restore balance and bring lasting change. I take the time to get to know a client's individual needs and work to form a collaborative partnership to gain insight and achieve goals. Most clients find my approach to be strong on empathy and helpful in identifying underlying causes for current struggles. I work well with clients who are looking to process through difficult feelings and gain perspective on themselves. I invite your questions and look forward to the possibility of working together.
Choosing to see a counselor is a courageous step full of possibility. If you have found yourself feeling stuck, pursuing counseling can restore balance and bring lasting change. I take the time to get to know a client's individual needs and work to form a collaborative partnership to gain insight and achieve goals. Most clients find my approach to be strong on empathy and helpful in identifying underlying causes for current struggles. I work well with clients who are looking to process through difficult feelings and gain perspective on themselves. I invite your questions and look forward to the possibility of working together.
(206) 745-4711 View (206) 745-4711
Photo of Julia Jenkins - Greenlake Wellness Group, LMHC, Counselor
Greenlake Wellness Group
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98103
Greenlake Wellness Group is a collaboration of licensed therapists and associates meeting a range of patient needs in a unique, inspiring atmosphere. Depression, anxiety, and trauma can slow us down, but they don't have to stop us. We provide emotional support around relational stress, transitional needs, and the places where you feel stuck. If you're ready to learn about how these symptoms are actually working to tell you something more about yourself, then we can help. We work with highly motivated, hard working clients as they reach for their goals.
Greenlake Wellness Group is a collaboration of licensed therapists and associates meeting a range of patient needs in a unique, inspiring atmosphere. Depression, anxiety, and trauma can slow us down, but they don't have to stop us. We provide emotional support around relational stress, transitional needs, and the places where you feel stuck. If you're ready to learn about how these symptoms are actually working to tell you something more about yourself, then we can help. We work with highly motivated, hard working clients as they reach for their goals.
(206) 981-5051 View (206) 981-5051
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Jenny Gerow -Golden Embers Therapy
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98103
Are you feeling overwhelmed by habits and mindsets that you can't seem to get out of? Have you tried all the techniques but still can't seem to shake the anxious thoughts that invade your mind? Do you often find yourself triggered from a past experience or relationship that keeps surfacing and stopping you in your tracks? Do you continue to return to relationship patterns and relationship choices that you told yourself you would never engage in again? Do you struggle with self worth and body image? Do you feel overall stuck and like there is deeper work that needs to be done?
Are you feeling overwhelmed by habits and mindsets that you can't seem to get out of? Have you tried all the techniques but still can't seem to shake the anxious thoughts that invade your mind? Do you often find yourself triggered from a past experience or relationship that keeps surfacing and stopping you in your tracks? Do you continue to return to relationship patterns and relationship choices that you told yourself you would never engage in again? Do you struggle with self worth and body image? Do you feel overall stuck and like there is deeper work that needs to be done?
(206) 489-3122 View (206) 489-3122
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Claire Spurlock-Cohen Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MBA, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98103
We are influenced by the families that we grow up in and our adult love relationships. These important relationships shape how we respond to the complexities and challenges in our lives and can sometimes leave us feeling lonely, frustrated, or disconnected from ourselves and those who are most important to us. Most of us want to feel connection, closeness, and security in our important relationships and sometimes we don't know the path to get there. Stronger, more secure relationships increase confidence, emotional security, and emotional well being in the face of life's stressors.
We are influenced by the families that we grow up in and our adult love relationships. These important relationships shape how we respond to the complexities and challenges in our lives and can sometimes leave us feeling lonely, frustrated, or disconnected from ourselves and those who are most important to us. Most of us want to feel connection, closeness, and security in our important relationships and sometimes we don't know the path to get there. Stronger, more secure relationships increase confidence, emotional security, and emotional well being in the face of life's stressors.
(206) 460-1437 View (206) 460-1437
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Kirby Parks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSWA, MSW, SUDPT
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98102
Let's work together to explore and overcome barriers that have been keeping you from living the full, joyous life you deserve. I strive to create safe, non-judgemental therapeutic relationships based on mutual trust and respect. I especially enjoy working with clients to identify and overcome emotional and relational patterns that are no longer serving you, and creating new approaches that can allow you to be your most authentic and fulfilled self.
Let's work together to explore and overcome barriers that have been keeping you from living the full, joyous life you deserve. I strive to create safe, non-judgemental therapeutic relationships based on mutual trust and respect. I especially enjoy working with clients to identify and overcome emotional and relational patterns that are no longer serving you, and creating new approaches that can allow you to be your most authentic and fulfilled self.
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Santi Allende
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98119
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes we can sense that something isn't quite right in our lives and it can be somewhat nerve-racking to reach out to a therapist for guidance. With this in mind, I do my best to provide a warm and welcoming environment. I specialize in working with adults who are experiencing the emotional sequelae of chronic stress and burnout, including feeling overwhelmed, depleted and exhausted, pessimistic, detached, anxious, and depressed. Other areas of focus include adjustment difficulties, relationship and family-of-origin issues, grief and loss, chronic physical health conditions, and interpersonal trauma.
Sometimes we can sense that something isn't quite right in our lives and it can be somewhat nerve-racking to reach out to a therapist for guidance. With this in mind, I do my best to provide a warm and welcoming environment. I specialize in working with adults who are experiencing the emotional sequelae of chronic stress and burnout, including feeling overwhelmed, depleted and exhausted, pessimistic, detached, anxious, and depressed. Other areas of focus include adjustment difficulties, relationship and family-of-origin issues, grief and loss, chronic physical health conditions, and interpersonal trauma.
(206) 222-8342 View (206) 222-8342
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Stephanie Light
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98107  (Online Only)
Are you burnt out from late-stage capitalism, White supremacy, and rampant misogyny? Same. Rest and relationships are essential. I provide a relationship that supports your growth, holds space for discomfort and grief, and inspires you to create joy and pleasure in everything you do. I specialize in working with people experiencing anxiety and depression, gender and sexual issues, trauma, attachment-based challenges, relationship stress, and folks looking to heal through mind-body integration.
Are you burnt out from late-stage capitalism, White supremacy, and rampant misogyny? Same. Rest and relationships are essential. I provide a relationship that supports your growth, holds space for discomfort and grief, and inspires you to create joy and pleasure in everything you do. I specialize in working with people experiencing anxiety and depression, gender and sexual issues, trauma, attachment-based challenges, relationship stress, and folks looking to heal through mind-body integration.
(206) 207-8160 View (206) 207-8160
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Winston McWhirt
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98102
I am work with adults and teenagers (aged 15 and over), who may be grappling with life changes,depression, anxiety, productivity-related burnout. or trauma related issues. I am LGBT+ Affirming. I especially love working with people interested in somatic therapy or parts work.
I am work with adults and teenagers (aged 15 and over), who may be grappling with life changes,depression, anxiety, productivity-related burnout. or trauma related issues. I am LGBT+ Affirming. I especially love working with people interested in somatic therapy or parts work.
(206) 590-6313 View (206) 590-6313
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Dezryelle Clouse
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, YTT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98103
Have you experienced childhood wounding that has led your to adopt patterns of behavior, such as people-pleasing, perfectionism, overachieving to ensure love and approval, and generally putting the needs of others before your own? Do you fear failure, set extremely high standards for yourself, worry that you will disappoint others, and engage in negative self-talk? Hi! I’m Dez. I am a holistic therapist who blends talk therapy with body-centered practices to help teens, adults, HSPs and women in leadership heal complex trauma, manage anxiety and perfectionism, cultivate meaningful relationships, and truly embody wellbeing.
Have you experienced childhood wounding that has led your to adopt patterns of behavior, such as people-pleasing, perfectionism, overachieving to ensure love and approval, and generally putting the needs of others before your own? Do you fear failure, set extremely high standards for yourself, worry that you will disappoint others, and engage in negative self-talk? Hi! I’m Dez. I am a holistic therapist who blends talk therapy with body-centered practices to help teens, adults, HSPs and women in leadership heal complex trauma, manage anxiety and perfectionism, cultivate meaningful relationships, and truly embody wellbeing.
(206) 312-5711 View (206) 312-5711
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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
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Elaine Waller-Rose
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98122
Your decision to enter the process of therapy is an act of trust that I take seriously and respectfully. I've had the privilege of assisting women, men, couples and youth as they work through the variety of experiences and challenges that make us human. Although I was initially trained in psychodynamic and attachment theory, we may incorporate any of several clinical approaches. What suits the client's needs and preferences is key. Together, we create a supportive atmosphere where what matters to the client can be expressed and explored. More satisfying and effective ways of moving forward can be nurtured.
Your decision to enter the process of therapy is an act of trust that I take seriously and respectfully. I've had the privilege of assisting women, men, couples and youth as they work through the variety of experiences and challenges that make us human. Although I was initially trained in psychodynamic and attachment theory, we may incorporate any of several clinical approaches. What suits the client's needs and preferences is key. Together, we create a supportive atmosphere where what matters to the client can be expressed and explored. More satisfying and effective ways of moving forward can be nurtured.
(206) 743-9283 View (206) 743-9283
Photo of Denise Kapel, MA, LMHC, BC-TMH, Counselor
Denise Kapel
Counselor, MA, LMHC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98115  (Online Only)
In my work, I support hope and self-determination as my clients apply their abilities in pursuit of their therapeutic goals and well being. Therapy is a collaborative process in which I use a compassionate person-centered approach and various evidence-based methods to address each individual's needs. These include Motivational Interviewing, Existential Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma-Focused CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, Mindfulness and Somatic Therapy.
In my work, I support hope and self-determination as my clients apply their abilities in pursuit of their therapeutic goals and well being. Therapy is a collaborative process in which I use a compassionate person-centered approach and various evidence-based methods to address each individual's needs. These include Motivational Interviewing, Existential Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma-Focused CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, Mindfulness and Somatic Therapy.
(509) 550-0667 View (509) 550-0667
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Beck Pazdral
Counselor, MA, DEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98118  (Online Only)
I work with people throughout the state of Washington via telehealth. I have experience with people ages 11 and older of all genders and from a range of lifestyles. I enjoy working with people going through life transitions, working through hurdles that have come up and building tools to work towards a better life and their goals for the future. I specialize in working with neurodiverse people, LGBTQ+, kink and poly populations, as well as people living with disabilities and chronic health conditions. I bring my feminist, sex-positive, healthy at every size philosophy to help empower others to work towards living their best life.
I work with people throughout the state of Washington via telehealth. I have experience with people ages 11 and older of all genders and from a range of lifestyles. I enjoy working with people going through life transitions, working through hurdles that have come up and building tools to work towards a better life and their goals for the future. I specialize in working with neurodiverse people, LGBTQ+, kink and poly populations, as well as people living with disabilities and chronic health conditions. I bring my feminist, sex-positive, healthy at every size philosophy to help empower others to work towards living their best life.
(206) 875-2636 View (206) 875-2636
Photo of Ryne Evans, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Ryne Evans
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98105
Our best contact method is via our website and using our inquiry form. We all experience challenges in our lives. Sometimes we feel stuck in unhelpful thought patterns or behaviors. Perhaps you are struggling in with communication in your relationships. Or you have been noticing an inability to focus. There may even be times where you feel like you don't understand who you are. No matter what is bringing you to therapy, you are not broken. We are all shaped by our experiences, and my job is to guide you as we explore these experiences together to try and make sense of them and heal. Let's start your journey today.
Our best contact method is via our website and using our inquiry form. We all experience challenges in our lives. Sometimes we feel stuck in unhelpful thought patterns or behaviors. Perhaps you are struggling in with communication in your relationships. Or you have been noticing an inability to focus. There may even be times where you feel like you don't understand who you are. No matter what is bringing you to therapy, you are not broken. We are all shaped by our experiences, and my job is to guide you as we explore these experiences together to try and make sense of them and heal. Let's start your journey today.
(206) 558-0226 View (206) 558-0226
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Kelsey I Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98106  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, nonjudgmental atmosphere in which we can work together to gain a greater understanding of your challenges and move toward healing and growth. I provide individual therapy for adults, and specialize in working with those that are impacted by anxiety, chronic illness, and eating disorders. I also commonly provide counseling services for grief and loss, life transitions, adjustment to parenthood, self-esteem, stress management, and family of origin issues.
My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, nonjudgmental atmosphere in which we can work together to gain a greater understanding of your challenges and move toward healing and growth. I provide individual therapy for adults, and specialize in working with those that are impacted by anxiety, chronic illness, and eating disorders. I also commonly provide counseling services for grief and loss, life transitions, adjustment to parenthood, self-esteem, stress management, and family of origin issues.
(425) 441-3074 View (425) 441-3074
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Derek Terran
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98101
Creativity, parenthood, and other major life transitions - such experiences can evoke vulnerable, sometimes flooded states, highlighting our obstructions in the forms of worries, doubts, resentments and despair. Using tools informed by your personal dharma, a deeper understanding of your attachment style, and Buddhist practice, let's work together to bring understanding and self-compassion towards these obstructions in an effort to dissolve them in some lasting ways.
Creativity, parenthood, and other major life transitions - such experiences can evoke vulnerable, sometimes flooded states, highlighting our obstructions in the forms of worries, doubts, resentments and despair. Using tools informed by your personal dharma, a deeper understanding of your attachment style, and Buddhist practice, let's work together to bring understanding and self-compassion towards these obstructions in an effort to dissolve them in some lasting ways.
(206) 900-9572 View (206) 900-9572
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Jia Huang
LMHCA, MA, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
Feeling lost in the whirlwind of your emotions and relationships? Let's find your calm center together. I'll be your gentle guide, listen closely, without judgment, so you can understand what your emotions are telling you. I'll be your safe space to share and heal, providing empathy and support. We'll uncover hidden blind spots and unhelpful behaviors in your relationships. We'll explore how past experiences shape your present, with understanding, not blame. you'll develop positive thinking and acting to thrive in your connections. Together, we'll build your inner voice, so you can set boundaries with confidence.
Feeling lost in the whirlwind of your emotions and relationships? Let's find your calm center together. I'll be your gentle guide, listen closely, without judgment, so you can understand what your emotions are telling you. I'll be your safe space to share and heal, providing empathy and support. We'll uncover hidden blind spots and unhelpful behaviors in your relationships. We'll explore how past experiences shape your present, with understanding, not blame. you'll develop positive thinking and acting to thrive in your connections. Together, we'll build your inner voice, so you can set boundaries with confidence.
(206) 672-9703 View (206) 672-9703
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Katie Sedgwick
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98125  (Online Only)
The decision to start therapy takes courage. It takes a willingness to walk toward your suffering and reclaim the parts of yourself that have been diminished, shamed, and cast aside. I believe that our suffering has meaning and can be the key to deep transformation and growth. If you are called to walk through the doorway of your struggles and find what gifts and insights are waiting on the other side, I can help you on that journey. ​ Our work will go beyond symptom management, into the deep inner territory of self-knowledge and self-actualization.
The decision to start therapy takes courage. It takes a willingness to walk toward your suffering and reclaim the parts of yourself that have been diminished, shamed, and cast aside. I believe that our suffering has meaning and can be the key to deep transformation and growth. If you are called to walk through the doorway of your struggles and find what gifts and insights are waiting on the other side, I can help you on that journey. ​ Our work will go beyond symptom management, into the deep inner territory of self-knowledge and self-actualization.
(206) 792-3267 View (206) 792-3267
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Amanda Cless
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98115  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi there, I'm Amanda, and I am a values guided therapist here in Seattle. I find values to be an inexhaustible source of wholesome motivation. They can shift us from a "should" mindset to a truly willing mindset. It can be wildly uncomfortable to take an honest look at our current way of living. But if we avoid our discomfort, we may also avoid living our values.
Hi there, I'm Amanda, and I am a values guided therapist here in Seattle. I find values to be an inexhaustible source of wholesome motivation. They can shift us from a "should" mindset to a truly willing mindset. It can be wildly uncomfortable to take an honest look at our current way of living. But if we avoid our discomfort, we may also avoid living our values.
(206) 309-1495 View (206) 309-1495
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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
75% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress
68% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Premera
56% Aetna
49% Regence

How Therapists in Seattle, WA see their clients

52% Online Only
48% 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.