Therapists in Seattle, WA

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Jared Kilmer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98126  (Online Only)
I deeply value the chance to speak candidly with others, to see and be seen. In a context of trust, where both parties are free of fear of the other’s reaction, genuine communication is a powerful and aligning force. I strive to maintain transparency in our work together to create a collaborative environment that enables the free exchange of thoughts and feelings. As we work together to meet your goals, you can expect my compassion, flexibility, and commitment. I am personally and professionally familiar with the value of geek and gaming culture and am competent to incorporate it into therapy when appropriate.
I deeply value the chance to speak candidly with others, to see and be seen. In a context of trust, where both parties are free of fear of the other’s reaction, genuine communication is a powerful and aligning force. I strive to maintain transparency in our work together to create a collaborative environment that enables the free exchange of thoughts and feelings. As we work together to meet your goals, you can expect my compassion, flexibility, and commitment. I am personally and professionally familiar with the value of geek and gaming culture and am competent to incorporate it into therapy when appropriate.
(206) 203-8179 View (206) 203-8179
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Jeanne Thomas
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98105
I view therapy as an opportunity for growth and self-discovery. As humans, we have an innate drive toward wellness, and my task is to help facilitate that drive and help clear out the obstacles that are keeping you stuck. I walk alongside you, helping you to reach the outcomes you desire. My desire is to help you uncover the maladaptive coping patterns that have been developed over the years, and learn not to just to cope with your life circumstances, but to come to a place of thriving.
I view therapy as an opportunity for growth and self-discovery. As humans, we have an innate drive toward wellness, and my task is to help facilitate that drive and help clear out the obstacles that are keeping you stuck. I walk alongside you, helping you to reach the outcomes you desire. My desire is to help you uncover the maladaptive coping patterns that have been developed over the years, and learn not to just to cope with your life circumstances, but to come to a place of thriving.
(206) 337-3471 View (206) 337-3471
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Shannon Karich
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98107  (Online Only)
Currently, I am specializing in relationship issues, self-esteem, and women’s issues. I am skilled in working with anxiety, mood disorders, and complex trauma with all age ranges. My strong suits are empathy and my ability to really understand where someone is coming from, and I use that to develop a positive path forward. Rather than sticking to a particular method, I custom tailor my session to meet the unique needs of each individual. Earlier in my career, I was published in peer-reviewed journals for my research in Clinical Psychology.
Currently, I am specializing in relationship issues, self-esteem, and women’s issues. I am skilled in working with anxiety, mood disorders, and complex trauma with all age ranges. My strong suits are empathy and my ability to really understand where someone is coming from, and I use that to develop a positive path forward. Rather than sticking to a particular method, I custom tailor my session to meet the unique needs of each individual. Earlier in my career, I was published in peer-reviewed journals for my research in Clinical Psychology.
(509) 581-2786 View (509) 581-2786
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Meaghan O'Neil
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98112
I seek to help all clients get to know themselves better. My style of therapy is friendly, non-judgemental and sprinkled with humor. I aim to create a space where clients feel comfortable to show up as themselves and explore deeper parts of who they are. I collaborate with clients to understand patterns in their thinking, relationships, and behaviors, in order to help them develop coping strategies to live a more grounded and connected life.
I seek to help all clients get to know themselves better. My style of therapy is friendly, non-judgemental and sprinkled with humor. I aim to create a space where clients feel comfortable to show up as themselves and explore deeper parts of who they are. I collaborate with clients to understand patterns in their thinking, relationships, and behaviors, in order to help them develop coping strategies to live a more grounded and connected life.
(206) 594-4741 View (206) 594-4741
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Paddy Freeman
Counselor, MA, OD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98109  (Online Only)
Greetings. I believe a calm, congruent, and genuine approach in psychotherapy is essential and that your sense of safety in the therapeutic relationship is crucial. I take a respectful and affirming stance toward my clients, and believe that therapy is a collaborative process. My goal is to create a deeply supportive environment of trust and acceptance where we can safely discover and explore.
Greetings. I believe a calm, congruent, and genuine approach in psychotherapy is essential and that your sense of safety in the therapeutic relationship is crucial. I take a respectful and affirming stance toward my clients, and believe that therapy is a collaborative process. My goal is to create a deeply supportive environment of trust and acceptance where we can safely discover and explore.
(206) 823-2386 View (206) 823-2386
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Bethany Andrews
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98109  (Online Only)
I am here to help people get out of their emotional ruts and into healing. Teens and adults struggling with school, jobs, and/or relationships are my specialty. My job is to help alleviate some of your suffering and present tools that you can use to find more satisfaction in life. This therapy is designed to get where you want to be fast.
I am here to help people get out of their emotional ruts and into healing. Teens and adults struggling with school, jobs, and/or relationships are my specialty. My job is to help alleviate some of your suffering and present tools that you can use to find more satisfaction in life. This therapy is designed to get where you want to be fast.
(206) 823-1250 View (206) 823-1250
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Anna McConnell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98103
I view therapy as a means of connection and an opportunity to explore growth and healing through relating. I have worked with people experiencing a range of challenges, and my non-judgmental nature resonates especially well with folks impacted by individual and collective trauma, encountering a significant life transition, or living with anxious/depressive feelings and thought patterns. In process together, we will explore impacts and understandings of past narratives, meaningful relationships, current events, emotional/behavioral awareness, overall mental wellness, and ways to integrate insights into change and transformation.
I view therapy as a means of connection and an opportunity to explore growth and healing through relating. I have worked with people experiencing a range of challenges, and my non-judgmental nature resonates especially well with folks impacted by individual and collective trauma, encountering a significant life transition, or living with anxious/depressive feelings and thought patterns. In process together, we will explore impacts and understandings of past narratives, meaningful relationships, current events, emotional/behavioral awareness, overall mental wellness, and ways to integrate insights into change and transformation.
(206) 237-5740 View (206) 237-5740
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Emily King
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98119  (Online Only)
In today's hustle culture, it's easy to lose our sense of center. We can get pulled into comparison, fall into patterns that don’t serve us, feel overwhelmed, overstimulated, or unsure of who we are or what we want. My holistic, compassionate approach is designed with these experiences in mind. I want to support you in cultivating deeper self-awareness, connection with yourself and others, resilience through life's challenges, and joy in your daily life. Together, we will uncover what from the past or present needs healing for you to honor your most authentic self.
In today's hustle culture, it's easy to lose our sense of center. We can get pulled into comparison, fall into patterns that don’t serve us, feel overwhelmed, overstimulated, or unsure of who we are or what we want. My holistic, compassionate approach is designed with these experiences in mind. I want to support you in cultivating deeper self-awareness, connection with yourself and others, resilience through life's challenges, and joy in your daily life. Together, we will uncover what from the past or present needs healing for you to honor your most authentic self.
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Taylor Olson
Counselor, MCP, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98116  (Online Only)
Mental health challenges can leave us feeling lost, overwhelmed, and unfulfilled. You might be experiencing something that is significantly limiting your quality of life. Therapy can help you reach your goals and cultivate a sense of inner peace and fulfillment. As a therapist, I am focused on encouraging growth in every client by offering supportive and constructive guidance. My goal is to offer a real experience where you are invited into an honest conversation that leads to progress and a deeper connection with yourself. In therapy, we learn how to relate to ourselves, others, and our lives in new ways
Mental health challenges can leave us feeling lost, overwhelmed, and unfulfilled. You might be experiencing something that is significantly limiting your quality of life. Therapy can help you reach your goals and cultivate a sense of inner peace and fulfillment. As a therapist, I am focused on encouraging growth in every client by offering supportive and constructive guidance. My goal is to offer a real experience where you are invited into an honest conversation that leads to progress and a deeper connection with yourself. In therapy, we learn how to relate to ourselves, others, and our lives in new ways
(253) 243-0947 View (253) 243-0947
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Wen-Yu Cheng, Jungian Analyst, Neuropsychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, PSYPACT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98121  (Online Only)
Welcome to what may well be a journey of transformation. As a psychologist, neuropsychologist, and Jungian analyst, I am dedicated to facilitating your psychotherapy or neurorehabilitation. My background in neuropsychology, mindfulness, Jungian/depth psychology, and multicultural perspectives enables me to tailor our work, guiding you through your inner struggles, relationship issues, and brain health challenges (e.g., stress, anxiety/depression/grief, trauma, racial identities, LGBTQ+, life transitions, aging, chronic illness, brain injury/TBI/Alzheimer's). Together, we can arrive at a path of growth that makes sense to you.
Welcome to what may well be a journey of transformation. As a psychologist, neuropsychologist, and Jungian analyst, I am dedicated to facilitating your psychotherapy or neurorehabilitation. My background in neuropsychology, mindfulness, Jungian/depth psychology, and multicultural perspectives enables me to tailor our work, guiding you through your inner struggles, relationship issues, and brain health challenges (e.g., stress, anxiety/depression/grief, trauma, racial identities, LGBTQ+, life transitions, aging, chronic illness, brain injury/TBI/Alzheimer's). Together, we can arrive at a path of growth that makes sense to you.
(206) 208-8451 View (206) 208-8451
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Kira Mogue
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98112
Healing happens through experience, and having a consistent, non-judgmental ear can help you see things in a new light. Together we may talk, move, create and explore your feelings. I will guide you through your depths so that you can reconnect to the source, get to know yourself, and come to terms with the past. Maybe you've hit a wall with talk therapy. Perhaps you want to be more present, bolster your own practice, or stop engaging in patterns that cause you pain. I approach you as a human being and help you grow into a fuller version of yourself.
Healing happens through experience, and having a consistent, non-judgmental ear can help you see things in a new light. Together we may talk, move, create and explore your feelings. I will guide you through your depths so that you can reconnect to the source, get to know yourself, and come to terms with the past. Maybe you've hit a wall with talk therapy. Perhaps you want to be more present, bolster your own practice, or stop engaging in patterns that cause you pain. I approach you as a human being and help you grow into a fuller version of yourself.
(206) 887-9312 View (206) 887-9312
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Steven Kubacki
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98115
I have been providing psychotherapy and consulting services since 1993 for adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families. My practice is quite diverse and involves the following services: (1) Treatment of PTSD, trauma, bereavement, relationship issues, depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, borderline disorder, ADHD, bipolar, conduct disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and Asperger’s. (2) Treatment of chronic pain, quality of life issues, and psychology problems due to debilitating or acute illnesses, such as cancer and auto-immune diseases. (3) Personal growth, spiritual development, and wellness counseling. (4) Sports psychology to improve performance and motivation. (5) Cognitive, personality, learning, and pre-surgical assessments.
I have been providing psychotherapy and consulting services since 1993 for adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families. My practice is quite diverse and involves the following services: (1) Treatment of PTSD, trauma, bereavement, relationship issues, depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, borderline disorder, ADHD, bipolar, conduct disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and Asperger’s. (2) Treatment of chronic pain, quality of life issues, and psychology problems due to debilitating or acute illnesses, such as cancer and auto-immune diseases. (3) Personal growth, spiritual development, and wellness counseling. (4) Sports psychology to improve performance and motivation. (5) Cognitive, personality, learning, and pre-surgical assessments.
(206) 922-8133 View (206) 922-8133
Photo of Kate Elizabeth Ramstedt, Counselor in Seattle, WA
Kate Elizabeth Ramstedt
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98109
It can be difficult to admit that life is hard, but all too often the pressures of the modern world cause anxiety spiral to a place where it feels overwhelming and unmanageable. We worry about performance at work only to come home to the same feelings of uncertainty with friends and family. We want to feel close to others but end up spending so much time second-guessing our choices and pushing for perfection that we struggle to really connect. We may want to slow down, but how can we, when the world is moving so fast? Mindfulness-based counseling offers tools that can help us be more aware, focused and effectively compassionate.
It can be difficult to admit that life is hard, but all too often the pressures of the modern world cause anxiety spiral to a place where it feels overwhelming and unmanageable. We worry about performance at work only to come home to the same feelings of uncertainty with friends and family. We want to feel close to others but end up spending so much time second-guessing our choices and pushing for perfection that we struggle to really connect. We may want to slow down, but how can we, when the world is moving so fast? Mindfulness-based counseling offers tools that can help us be more aware, focused and effectively compassionate.
(206) 279-6846 View (206) 279-6846
Photo of Sarah Pompa, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Seattle, WA
Sarah Pompa
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98105  (Online Only)
Finding the right therapist can be hard, not knowing if a therapist is going to understand you at a level that makes you feel safe, secure and open to discuss what is truly on your heart and mind. If you're wanting to enjoy life’s pleasures again, therapy is a great way to learn about yourself and others. Life can throw many twists and turns your way, making you feel isolated, alone and not understood. Therapy can help in learning more about your current situation, thoughts and behaviors to make a change that can make you start enjoying your relationships and hobbies again.
Finding the right therapist can be hard, not knowing if a therapist is going to understand you at a level that makes you feel safe, secure and open to discuss what is truly on your heart and mind. If you're wanting to enjoy life’s pleasures again, therapy is a great way to learn about yourself and others. Life can throw many twists and turns your way, making you feel isolated, alone and not understood. Therapy can help in learning more about your current situation, thoughts and behaviors to make a change that can make you start enjoying your relationships and hobbies again.
(206) 202-6271 View (206) 202-6271
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Deb Montgomery
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98107  (Online Only)
It's a difficult journey sometimes and Relationships are hard. It can be so helpful to talk to someone and have a relationship outside your family and friends to process some of the hard stuff .. Sometimes your anxiety is hard to understand. Sometimes you wish you understood what keeps you stuck. Sometimes life can feel overwhelming or sometimes you just want company sorting through some issues and feelings. I also work with client's around their questions related to faith, family and church.
It's a difficult journey sometimes and Relationships are hard. It can be so helpful to talk to someone and have a relationship outside your family and friends to process some of the hard stuff .. Sometimes your anxiety is hard to understand. Sometimes you wish you understood what keeps you stuck. Sometimes life can feel overwhelming or sometimes you just want company sorting through some issues and feelings. I also work with client's around their questions related to faith, family and church.
(206) 535-1358 View (206) 535-1358
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Jackie Ahern
Counselor, LMHCA, MA, RD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98103  (Online Only)
As both a mental health counselor and registered dietitian, I offer holistic, mind-body connected mental health care for eating disorders, body image, and shame. My work centers around our relationships: our relationship with the self, with others, with food, our bodies and the world around us. This philosophy includes the therapeutic relationship, meaning I deeply prioritize ensuring that you feel connected, heard and seen in our work together. As a sex positive, multiculturally sensitive and LGBT+ allied provider, it is central to my work to affirm and normalize our human experiences in order to dissipate the burdens of shame.
As both a mental health counselor and registered dietitian, I offer holistic, mind-body connected mental health care for eating disorders, body image, and shame. My work centers around our relationships: our relationship with the self, with others, with food, our bodies and the world around us. This philosophy includes the therapeutic relationship, meaning I deeply prioritize ensuring that you feel connected, heard and seen in our work together. As a sex positive, multiculturally sensitive and LGBT+ allied provider, it is central to my work to affirm and normalize our human experiences in order to dissipate the burdens of shame.
(425) 585-4274 View (425) 585-4274
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Ray DeChant
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98118
As a licensed mental health counselor, I work primarily with teens and young adults. I love the opportunity to support young people as they grow and overcome challenges in their lives. I believe that you and your family are doing the best you can with the tools you have, and if you’re searching for a therapist, you likely need more support to thrive. I'm especially skilled at working with youth who have experienced trauma or who struggle with anxiety, depression and/or self-harm. As of April 2024, I have some limited availability for in-person services.
As a licensed mental health counselor, I work primarily with teens and young adults. I love the opportunity to support young people as they grow and overcome challenges in their lives. I believe that you and your family are doing the best you can with the tools you have, and if you’re searching for a therapist, you likely need more support to thrive. I'm especially skilled at working with youth who have experienced trauma or who struggle with anxiety, depression and/or self-harm. As of April 2024, I have some limited availability for in-person services.
(206) 339-4693 View (206) 339-4693
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Ashley Pearl Paña
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
Throughout life there are many things we are in control of, however there are also things we may not have control over. Experiencing this feeling of no control can manifest itself in anxiety, depression, loss of self, or even impact relationships with those around you. Whether it's due to your upbringing, the environment, or traumatic experiences, the constant fight to regain power and control of your life again can be exhausting, overwhelming and isolating. Therapy is that helping hand that can guide you on your healing journey and path to self-discovery. It can also be your safe place to rest and just be.
Throughout life there are many things we are in control of, however there are also things we may not have control over. Experiencing this feeling of no control can manifest itself in anxiety, depression, loss of self, or even impact relationships with those around you. Whether it's due to your upbringing, the environment, or traumatic experiences, the constant fight to regain power and control of your life again can be exhausting, overwhelming and isolating. Therapy is that helping hand that can guide you on your healing journey and path to self-discovery. It can also be your safe place to rest and just be.
(425) 578-5505 View (425) 578-5505
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Toni Aswegan
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98103
You're probably feeling stuck. You might be feeling unhappy, depressed, anxious, disconnected, and self-critical. You may have been through a trauma, recently or years ago. You are ready to make a change - any change - but you aren’t sure where to start or how. At this point, you might even be lost trying to find a therapist. You have probably looked at what feels like a million profiles and websites, and everyone is starting to sound the same. Take a deep breath. You WILL find what you need.
You're probably feeling stuck. You might be feeling unhappy, depressed, anxious, disconnected, and self-critical. You may have been through a trauma, recently or years ago. You are ready to make a change - any change - but you aren’t sure where to start or how. At this point, you might even be lost trying to find a therapist. You have probably looked at what feels like a million profiles and websites, and everyone is starting to sound the same. Take a deep breath. You WILL find what you need.
(425) 276-6664 View (425) 276-6664
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Chantel Ames
Counselor, MA, LMCHA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98103  (Online Only)
Secretly struggling with feeling I am “not enough,” “don’t belong,” or feeling "damaged". Do you find yourself struggling to share what’s most important to you with people that matter most? I have been there. We all desire healthy relationships and want to feel heard, understood, and accepted. With 5 plus years experience helping people with childhood trauma, emotional pain, and strained relationships with the self and others, I am confident we can create a path forward to get you to where you want to be.
Secretly struggling with feeling I am “not enough,” “don’t belong,” or feeling "damaged". Do you find yourself struggling to share what’s most important to you with people that matter most? I have been there. We all desire healthy relationships and want to feel heard, understood, and accepted. With 5 plus years experience helping people with childhood trauma, emotional pain, and strained relationships with the self and others, I am confident we can create a path forward to get you to where you want to be.
(206) 483-1907 View (206) 483-1907

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
79% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Premera
54% Aetna
47% 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.