Therapists in Beacon Hill, Seattle, WA

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Tiffany Somera
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA , LMFT, MHP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Beacon Hill, Seattle, WA 98108
Life can be challenging and change is inevitable, and with transitions there are many aspects to growth and loss. I work with individuals, couples, and family systems; often dealing with unprocessed grief, trauma, parenting, identity issues, and midlife decisions. It takes courage to communicate the strong emotions felt within these difficult topics, especially to those you love the most. I prioritize holding a non-judgmental space for these strong emotions to be seen, heard, and liberated.
Life can be challenging and change is inevitable, and with transitions there are many aspects to growth and loss. I work with individuals, couples, and family systems; often dealing with unprocessed grief, trauma, parenting, identity issues, and midlife decisions. It takes courage to communicate the strong emotions felt within these difficult topics, especially to those you love the most. I prioritize holding a non-judgmental space for these strong emotions to be seen, heard, and liberated.
(253) 525-5712 View (253) 525-5712
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Samantha Yard
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Beacon Hill, Seattle, WA 98108  (Online Only)
Often by the time a client reaches me, they have needed help for a long time. Many are struggling to manage distress, are caught in unhelpful thinking patterns, and find that their problems are linked with dissatisfaction in their relationships. Some feel disconnected even from people they know well. Often, people try to cope with these problems by using substances, distracting with television, or engaging in other unhealthy behaviors that they want to stop but can't figure out how. The first step in our therapy is to get clarity about what the main problems really are, and to identify therapy goals.
Often by the time a client reaches me, they have needed help for a long time. Many are struggling to manage distress, are caught in unhelpful thinking patterns, and find that their problems are linked with dissatisfaction in their relationships. Some feel disconnected even from people they know well. Often, people try to cope with these problems by using substances, distracting with television, or engaging in other unhealthy behaviors that they want to stop but can't figure out how. The first step in our therapy is to get clarity about what the main problems really are, and to identify therapy goals.
(206) 737-7402 View (206) 737-7402
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Nicole Eul
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Beacon Hill, Seattle, WA 98144  (Online Only)
I am in the business of helping clients build a sense of hope and resilience for people who tend to be neurodivergent and are looking for a safe space that promotes both honesty and authenticity. I am somewhat irreverent and use sarcasm and humor to connect and build rapport. My clients have a history of trauma, anxiety, dissociation, and personality disorder and are looking for a unique, therapeutic approach.
I am in the business of helping clients build a sense of hope and resilience for people who tend to be neurodivergent and are looking for a safe space that promotes both honesty and authenticity. I am somewhat irreverent and use sarcasm and humor to connect and build rapport. My clients have a history of trauma, anxiety, dissociation, and personality disorder and are looking for a unique, therapeutic approach.
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Laura Moss
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Beacon Hill, Seattle, WA 98108
Are you working on unpacking your trauma and improving your communication and relationship skills? Want some support in going deeper and shifting some patterns? Do you care, not just about your own healing, but building a better world for everyone and a sustainable future for the planet? I'm glad you're here! Sometimes our thoughts can keep us stuck, repeating the same loops. Embodied trauma healing can help. I help clients reconnect to the life of the body and the innate wisdom and healing potential that can be found there. With just a little focused support, healing doesn’t always have to be a struggle.
Are you working on unpacking your trauma and improving your communication and relationship skills? Want some support in going deeper and shifting some patterns? Do you care, not just about your own healing, but building a better world for everyone and a sustainable future for the planet? I'm glad you're here! Sometimes our thoughts can keep us stuck, repeating the same loops. Embodied trauma healing can help. I help clients reconnect to the life of the body and the innate wisdom and healing potential that can be found there. With just a little focused support, healing doesn’t always have to be a struggle.
(206) 312-3177 View (206) 312-3177
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Alisha Bachman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beacon Hill, Seattle, WA 98108
We've all heard the saying: communication is key. But when we have feelings for someone, critical conversations can be hard to start. Our minds go blank, we become hyper-focused on our partner, and leaving the room can feel like the safest option. I work with individuals to help them strengthen communication and explore a deeper, healthier connection in their relationships.
We've all heard the saying: communication is key. But when we have feelings for someone, critical conversations can be hard to start. Our minds go blank, we become hyper-focused on our partner, and leaving the room can feel like the safest option. I work with individuals to help them strengthen communication and explore a deeper, healthier connection in their relationships.
(206) 922-4583 View (206) 922-4583
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Amy Astle-Raaen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, GMHS
Verified Verified
Beacon Hill, Seattle, WA 98108
Amy Astle-Raaen, MSW, is a Geriatric Mental Health Specialist. She provides home visits and tele-health in the greater Seattle area for therapeutic counseling and serves individuals, families, couples and caregivers. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Willamette University, a Master of Social Work degree in Multigenerational Health/Policy Practice from the University of Washington and a Certificate in Advanced Dementia Practice from the University of Michigan.
Amy Astle-Raaen, MSW, is a Geriatric Mental Health Specialist. She provides home visits and tele-health in the greater Seattle area for therapeutic counseling and serves individuals, families, couples and caregivers. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Willamette University, a Master of Social Work degree in Multigenerational Health/Policy Practice from the University of Washington and a Certificate in Advanced Dementia Practice from the University of Michigan.
(206) 203-5718 View (206) 203-5718
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Lissa Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Beacon Hill, Seattle, WA 98144  (Online Only)
I offer support to those dealing with end of life issues, including those who are terminally ill themselves and those who are caring for them. Caregiver burnout can be brutal and I would love to support you through this time. I am also highly social justice-focused and am feminist, anti-racist, pro-LGBTQ+, pro all gender identities, body neutral, and non-religious. As a woman of color, it has been healing for me to see a practitioner who experiences oppression and I would love to be that safe space for you as well. I am casual, laid-back, empathetic, neuro-divergent and candid. I want you to guide how I can support you.
I offer support to those dealing with end of life issues, including those who are terminally ill themselves and those who are caring for them. Caregiver burnout can be brutal and I would love to support you through this time. I am also highly social justice-focused and am feminist, anti-racist, pro-LGBTQ+, pro all gender identities, body neutral, and non-religious. As a woman of color, it has been healing for me to see a practitioner who experiences oppression and I would love to be that safe space for you as well. I am casual, laid-back, empathetic, neuro-divergent and candid. I want you to guide how I can support you.
(425) 217-1232 View (425) 217-1232
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Lennox Mars
Social Worker Associate, MSW
Verified Verified
Beacon Hill, Seattle, WA 98108  (Online Only)
When the fullness of ourselves and our histories are held with care without pathologizing or othering, we can tap into all the possibilities of the people we want to become and the communities we want to build. We can always surprise ourselves in the ways we can grow and I hope to support you in being curious about what this can look like for you. Whether you are trying to figure out your support needs (and how to get them met!); wanting to define your values (and how to live by them!); or wondering what’s next in your life after feeling stuck— I want to help.
When the fullness of ourselves and our histories are held with care without pathologizing or othering, we can tap into all the possibilities of the people we want to become and the communities we want to build. We can always surprise ourselves in the ways we can grow and I hope to support you in being curious about what this can look like for you. Whether you are trying to figure out your support needs (and how to get them met!); wanting to define your values (and how to live by them!); or wondering what’s next in your life after feeling stuck— I want to help.
(206) 649-4801 View (206) 649-4801
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Beck Pazdral
Counselor, MA, DEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
Beacon Hill, 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
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Familias United Counseling Services PLLC
Counselor, MA, LMHC, EMMHS, CMHS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beacon Hill, Seattle, WA 98108  (Online Only)
Accepting NEW clients! ¡Aceptando NUEVO clientes! Please give us a call/Por favor llámenos - 253-256-2492 Are you feeling lonely? Are you experiencing burnout? Do you want to talk to someone who will listen without judgment? Are you experiencing feelings of sadness, and it's impacting your ability to focus? Are you feeling high levels of anxiety and feeling stuck? Are you in a difficult situation and unsure of what to do? Are you struggling to make friends and experiencing anxiety in social settings? Then you are at the right place!
Accepting NEW clients! ¡Aceptando NUEVO clientes! Please give us a call/Por favor llámenos - 253-256-2492 Are you feeling lonely? Are you experiencing burnout? Do you want to talk to someone who will listen without judgment? Are you experiencing feelings of sadness, and it's impacting your ability to focus? Are you feeling high levels of anxiety and feeling stuck? Are you in a difficult situation and unsure of what to do? Are you struggling to make friends and experiencing anxiety in social settings? Then you are at the right place!
(206) 984-9616 View (206) 984-9616
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Seimy Briones
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Beacon Hill, Seattle, WA 98108  (Online Only)
I love working with teens, younger and middle-aged adults, and males from different populations and cultural backgrounds who are going through difficult life changes such as independence exploration, career path discovery, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. I believe healing takes place in a safe and supportive environment where individuals can be their true selves. The way I do therapy is based on the value of learning “Once we learn something you can’t unlearn it”, and growth “by learning what skills you have or want to learn to become your true self”.
I love working with teens, younger and middle-aged adults, and males from different populations and cultural backgrounds who are going through difficult life changes such as independence exploration, career path discovery, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. I believe healing takes place in a safe and supportive environment where individuals can be their true selves. The way I do therapy is based on the value of learning “Once we learn something you can’t unlearn it”, and growth “by learning what skills you have or want to learn to become your true self”.
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Sam Michaels
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Beacon Hill, Seattle, WA 98108  (Online Only)
Are you seeking change for the better and support with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, identity struggles, career dissatisfaction, or relationship challenges? With my guidance, I help clients discover what is holding them back from the life they want to live and then we work together to create effective, long-lasting solutions.
Are you seeking change for the better and support with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, identity struggles, career dissatisfaction, or relationship challenges? With my guidance, I help clients discover what is holding them back from the life they want to live and then we work together to create effective, long-lasting solutions.
(206) 512-3493 View (206) 512-3493
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Alisha Chan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Beacon Hill, Seattle, WA 98108  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As time moves faster and to-do lists grow longer, it's no wonder so many of us struggle to take care of ourselves. Therapy with me involves slowing down and finding the right language to describe experiences you may not have had time to process. What a difference it makes to aim to trust versus love yourself, or to describe yourself as a pessimist versus a broken-hearted optimist.
As time moves faster and to-do lists grow longer, it's no wonder so many of us struggle to take care of ourselves. Therapy with me involves slowing down and finding the right language to describe experiences you may not have had time to process. What a difference it makes to aim to trust versus love yourself, or to describe yourself as a pessimist versus a broken-hearted optimist.
(206) 237-5515 View (206) 237-5515
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Kaleigh Pettis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Beacon Hill, Seattle, WA 98108  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with ambitious women who struggle in their romantic/familial relationships. You likely excel in many areas of life and wonder why your relationships are unsatisfying or hard. You may spend a lot of time obsessing about your romantic partners, feel anxiety about the relationship, and likely feel like you're not getting what you deserve. What you'd love is to be with someone who recognizes and appreciates you. You want to be seen, appreciated and supported for who you are and what you bring to the table. You'd love to be able to set boundaries with others and have relationships that are fulfilling and peaceful.
I specialize in working with ambitious women who struggle in their romantic/familial relationships. You likely excel in many areas of life and wonder why your relationships are unsatisfying or hard. You may spend a lot of time obsessing about your romantic partners, feel anxiety about the relationship, and likely feel like you're not getting what you deserve. What you'd love is to be with someone who recognizes and appreciates you. You want to be seen, appreciated and supported for who you are and what you bring to the table. You'd love to be able to set boundaries with others and have relationships that are fulfilling and peaceful.
(425) 437-3118 View (425) 437-3118
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Danielle H. Fisher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beacon Hill, Seattle, WA 98108  (Online Only)
I am passionate about social justice and equity issues affecting historically disadvantaged groups. I work with individuals and families, to help promote growth, change, healing and/or insight. In our therapeutic partnership, we will focus on celebrating your achievements, envision a desirable future, then map out the small/large changes necessary to realize and actualize your vision.
I am passionate about social justice and equity issues affecting historically disadvantaged groups. I work with individuals and families, to help promote growth, change, healing and/or insight. In our therapeutic partnership, we will focus on celebrating your achievements, envision a desirable future, then map out the small/large changes necessary to realize and actualize your vision.
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Binit Kaur Mehta
Counselor, MSc, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Beacon Hill, Seattle, WA 98108  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you at a crossroads in your life? Do you have relationship challenges? Are you trying to clarify your identity and values? Are you adjusting to a new reality in your life - maybe a culture change, a new life stage? Are you struggling with anxiety, looking for guidance as you navigate current challenges and stressors? I have a decade of experience supporting folks through such struggles. Additionally, I can support you through severe mental health issues like anxiety, depression, insomnia, bipolar, ADHD, trauma, and more. Let's talk!
Are you at a crossroads in your life? Do you have relationship challenges? Are you trying to clarify your identity and values? Are you adjusting to a new reality in your life - maybe a culture change, a new life stage? Are you struggling with anxiety, looking for guidance as you navigate current challenges and stressors? I have a decade of experience supporting folks through such struggles. Additionally, I can support you through severe mental health issues like anxiety, depression, insomnia, bipolar, ADHD, trauma, and more. Let's talk!
(206) 589-1639 View (206) 589-1639
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Mayra Vasquez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, C-BPS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Beacon Hill, Seattle, WA 98118  (Online Only)
Welcome to MINDplexcity, led by Mayra Vasquez, a dedicated LMFT, is your safe haven for healing and growth. Our focus? Supporting all individuals and couples, particularly within the BIPOC community, through the complexities of trauma and attachment wounds. Our space is crafted to be a sanctuary of non-judgment, embracing the richness of your intersectional identity - and every facet of who you are in our caring environment, including a journey towards self-acceptance and beyond. Our services are tailored to address the deep-seated layers of intergenerational trauma, abuse, intersectionality, and attachment injuries.
Welcome to MINDplexcity, led by Mayra Vasquez, a dedicated LMFT, is your safe haven for healing and growth. Our focus? Supporting all individuals and couples, particularly within the BIPOC community, through the complexities of trauma and attachment wounds. Our space is crafted to be a sanctuary of non-judgment, embracing the richness of your intersectional identity - and every facet of who you are in our caring environment, including a journey towards self-acceptance and beyond. Our services are tailored to address the deep-seated layers of intergenerational trauma, abuse, intersectionality, and attachment injuries.
(206) 558-9218 View (206) 558-9218
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Nicole Podell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beacon Hill, Seattle, WA 98144  (Online Only)
As a licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am committed to building therapeutic relationships where people feel seen, challenged and supported. Therapy is an invaluable space where you can investigate all the parts of yourself and begin to heal and thrive.
As a licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am committed to building therapeutic relationships where people feel seen, challenged and supported. Therapy is an invaluable space where you can investigate all the parts of yourself and begin to heal and thrive.
(206) 739-0112 View (206) 739-0112
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Ruston Therapy Group PLLC
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LMFT, LMFTA, EdD
Verified Verified
Beacon Hill, Seattle, WA 98108
Ruston Therapy Group is devoted to helping individuals rediscover their true purpose through transformative approaches. We offer unwavering support and guidance as clients tap into their innate strengths and wisdom. Our emphasis is on enhancing emotional well-being and overall wellness, empowering individuals to take charge of their healing journey. We advocate for radical self-acceptance and self-care, fostering deep connections with humanity and the world. Whatever has led you to seek help now, choosing your path with the support of our therapists, makes the journey of self discovery much more clear and fulfilling.
Ruston Therapy Group is devoted to helping individuals rediscover their true purpose through transformative approaches. We offer unwavering support and guidance as clients tap into their innate strengths and wisdom. Our emphasis is on enhancing emotional well-being and overall wellness, empowering individuals to take charge of their healing journey. We advocate for radical self-acceptance and self-care, fostering deep connections with humanity and the world. Whatever has led you to seek help now, choosing your path with the support of our therapists, makes the journey of self discovery much more clear and fulfilling.
(206) 944-6885 View (206) 944-6885
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Megan Maloney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Beacon Hill, Seattle, WA 98108  (Online Only)
The goals of therapy are directed toward providing a positive and collaborative forum to ease presenting difficulties; and draw on the individual's strengths and resilience to enable greater contentment and satisfaction in life. The foundation from which I view issues is from a systems approach. Thus, my focus is on the relational context that each individual resides within. Additionally, I borrow ideas from Attachment , Emotionally Focused, Cognitive-Behavioral, and EMDR constructs when tailoring goals developed for each person's unique needs.
The goals of therapy are directed toward providing a positive and collaborative forum to ease presenting difficulties; and draw on the individual's strengths and resilience to enable greater contentment and satisfaction in life. The foundation from which I view issues is from a systems approach. Thus, my focus is on the relational context that each individual resides within. Additionally, I borrow ideas from Attachment , Emotionally Focused, Cognitive-Behavioral, and EMDR constructs when tailoring goals developed for each person's unique needs.
(833) 945-1761 View (833) 945-1761

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Number of Therapists in Beacon Hill, Seattle, WA

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Beacon Hill, Seattle, WA who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
83% Self Esteem
82% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
77% Stress
74% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% Premera
51% Regence
45% First Choice Health | FCH

How Therapists in Beacon Hill, Seattle, WA see their clients

52% Online Only
48% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

73% Female
19% Male
8% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Beacon Hill, 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.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.