Therapists in Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA

Photo of Steve Tutty, Psychologist in Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA
Steve Tutty
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98112
Dr. Tutty, MA, PhD, provides psychological and neuropsychological testing for autism, ADHD, complex mood conditions, gifted intelligence, and learning disabilities, which are often helpful for informing IEP and 504 plans. In addition, Dr. Tutty provides evaluations for individuals at crossroads with the court system in the area of family law (e.g., parental fitness), and tort law (e.g., personal injury). Finally, Dr. Tutty provides reunification counseling for parties experiencing ruptures in their parent-child bond, often following separation and divorce.
Dr. Tutty, MA, PhD, provides psychological and neuropsychological testing for autism, ADHD, complex mood conditions, gifted intelligence, and learning disabilities, which are often helpful for informing IEP and 504 plans. In addition, Dr. Tutty provides evaluations for individuals at crossroads with the court system in the area of family law (e.g., parental fitness), and tort law (e.g., personal injury). Finally, Dr. Tutty provides reunification counseling for parties experiencing ruptures in their parent-child bond, often following separation and divorce.
(206) 565-1684 View (206) 565-1684
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Danielle M Rosa
Counselor, ATR, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98112
I am passionate about guiding people on their transformative journeys of self-discovery and healing. With boundless empathy and flair for creativity, I believe in the power of expression as a pathway to profound insights and personal growth. In my inclusive space, honoring diversity and fostering a sense of acceptance is key. Let's shed the layers of your past and embark on reparenting, igniting the spark within you to radiate authenticity and strength. Whether you seek to unravel the depths of your emotions, release past traumas, or simply reconnect with your inner muse, I'm here to walk with you, sculpting joy and authenticity.
I am passionate about guiding people on their transformative journeys of self-discovery and healing. With boundless empathy and flair for creativity, I believe in the power of expression as a pathway to profound insights and personal growth. In my inclusive space, honoring diversity and fostering a sense of acceptance is key. Let's shed the layers of your past and embark on reparenting, igniting the spark within you to radiate authenticity and strength. Whether you seek to unravel the depths of your emotions, release past traumas, or simply reconnect with your inner muse, I'm here to walk with you, sculpting joy and authenticity.
(206) 569-8208 View (206) 569-8208
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Tomi Stewart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98102  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, and mood dysregulation. My primary treatment modality is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT therapy). I have been trained in and have utilized CBT and DBT, so I draw skills and approaches from those modalities. One of my biggest strengths as a therapist is providing a safe, nonjudgmental, caring space. Shame is at the root of so many of our struggles. Having a safe, loving space is paramount for an individual to work through their shame. I am LGBTQ+ friendly and provide gender-affirming care. Beware of feeling stuck or trapped. I am here to help.
I specialize in working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, and mood dysregulation. My primary treatment modality is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT therapy). I have been trained in and have utilized CBT and DBT, so I draw skills and approaches from those modalities. One of my biggest strengths as a therapist is providing a safe, nonjudgmental, caring space. Shame is at the root of so many of our struggles. Having a safe, loving space is paramount for an individual to work through their shame. I am LGBTQ+ friendly and provide gender-affirming care. Beware of feeling stuck or trapped. I am here to help.
(805) 859-4874 View (805) 859-4874
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Dr. Ezra Mf Goetzen
Counselor, PsyD
Verified Verified
Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98122  (Online Only)
I have current openings ———Navigating our current world is no easy task, especially if you are queer, trans, non-binary, or practice non traditional relationship structures. Many of us experience depression, anxiety, intense self doubt, or even self hatred. I will offer you a safe yet engaging space where we can challenge and heal the blocks that get in your way.
I have current openings ———Navigating our current world is no easy task, especially if you are queer, trans, non-binary, or practice non traditional relationship structures. Many of us experience depression, anxiety, intense self doubt, or even self hatred. I will offer you a safe yet engaging space where we can challenge and heal the blocks that get in your way.
(646) 588-1596 View (646) 588-1596
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Sarah Stuteville
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98122
Waitlist for new clients
Life is wild, being a person is hard and everyone deserves support. I am a Mental Health Counselor who works with individuals (18+), couples and polyamorous partners. As a writer and former journalist, I am compassionate, nonjudgemental and curious. I see beauty and humor in the hard and I believe our struggles can help us find meaning, build connections and foster growth.
Life is wild, being a person is hard and everyone deserves support. I am a Mental Health Counselor who works with individuals (18+), couples and polyamorous partners. As a writer and former journalist, I am compassionate, nonjudgemental and curious. I see beauty and humor in the hard and I believe our struggles can help us find meaning, build connections and foster growth.
(206) 594-3806 View (206) 594-3806
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Casey C. Stevens
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, MCC, CCHT
Verified Verified
Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98112
Clients who feel at home in my practice are seekers, empaths, gifted & successful types ready & willing to create lasting radical change. You crave meaning, fulfillment, integrated awareness & true intimacy with Self. You consistently move towards regulation & safety in relational frameworks through Conscious connection. You value holistic & traditional psychologies. You embody your light & shadow aspects. You believe the science of change, organization & healing requires repair on ALL layers & multiple psycho-spiritual methodologies. Women, Men & Couples struggling, stuck or lost, internally or in relationship, are core clients.
Clients who feel at home in my practice are seekers, empaths, gifted & successful types ready & willing to create lasting radical change. You crave meaning, fulfillment, integrated awareness & true intimacy with Self. You consistently move towards regulation & safety in relational frameworks through Conscious connection. You value holistic & traditional psychologies. You embody your light & shadow aspects. You believe the science of change, organization & healing requires repair on ALL layers & multiple psycho-spiritual methodologies. Women, Men & Couples struggling, stuck or lost, internally or in relationship, are core clients.
(206) 922-4516 View (206) 922-4516
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Ismael E Gerena
Counselor, ThD, MA, LMHC, CCHT
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98112
I work with individuals and with non-traditional relationships including polyamory, ethical non-monogamy and I have over 20 years of experience serving the QUILTBAG (queer or questioning, undecided, intersex, lesbian, trans, bisexual, asexual or allied, gay or gender diverse). I don't name issues and disorders because labels are important to the people who pay the bills. Help, Support, and Knowledge from a person willing to stand with you when life is becoming hard and solutions aren't easy to see are more important then any diagnostic name or code for what ails you.
I work with individuals and with non-traditional relationships including polyamory, ethical non-monogamy and I have over 20 years of experience serving the QUILTBAG (queer or questioning, undecided, intersex, lesbian, trans, bisexual, asexual or allied, gay or gender diverse). I don't name issues and disorders because labels are important to the people who pay the bills. Help, Support, and Knowledge from a person willing to stand with you when life is becoming hard and solutions aren't easy to see are more important then any diagnostic name or code for what ails you.
(206) 535-1544 View (206) 535-1544
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Elliot Huemann
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98122
I think we all want to live a life that feels meaningful and fulfilling. I know I've had moments where that seemed impossible. I'm here to help people who feel overwhelmed, disconnected, and lost find their way back to themselves and discover meaning in their lives. I've seen how reconnecting to yourself can turn feelings of doubt and fear into confidence, hope, and creativity.
I think we all want to live a life that feels meaningful and fulfilling. I know I've had moments where that seemed impossible. I'm here to help people who feel overwhelmed, disconnected, and lost find their way back to themselves and discover meaning in their lives. I've seen how reconnecting to yourself can turn feelings of doubt and fear into confidence, hope, and creativity.
(206) 309-5417 View (206) 309-5417
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Sheila Keenan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98122  (Online Only)
We all encounter situations that feel overwhelming and test our coping abilities. I see therapy as a collaborative process that will help you navigate the challenges and transitions that life presents. I offer a safe, supportive environment to talk about issues that can be difficult to discuss elsewhere. Together we will explore how certain thoughts, behavior patterns, and past experiences might be contributing to your difficulties. We will identify your strengths and figure out effective coping strategies to create positive changes in your life. I work with adults, adolescents, and couples.
We all encounter situations that feel overwhelming and test our coping abilities. I see therapy as a collaborative process that will help you navigate the challenges and transitions that life presents. I offer a safe, supportive environment to talk about issues that can be difficult to discuss elsewhere. Together we will explore how certain thoughts, behavior patterns, and past experiences might be contributing to your difficulties. We will identify your strengths and figure out effective coping strategies to create positive changes in your life. I work with adults, adolescents, and couples.
(206) 538-2898 View (206) 538-2898
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Skye Macrae
Counselor, EdM, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98122  (Online Only)
I’m a systems-savvy, person-centered, radically affirming provider who excels at the intersection where clinical mental health disorders meet cultural and identity issues. I love to explore gender, sexuality, socioeconomic status, race, and everything else that makes you, YOU! I form deep therapy relationships with clients, and love to collaborate on a transparent, personal level. When I challenge you to grow, you’ll know I come from an earnest base of compassion, commitment, and care... I want to help individuals to feel fun, outrageous, and free, and to develop key understandings into their own psychology, preferences, and needs.
I’m a systems-savvy, person-centered, radically affirming provider who excels at the intersection where clinical mental health disorders meet cultural and identity issues. I love to explore gender, sexuality, socioeconomic status, race, and everything else that makes you, YOU! I form deep therapy relationships with clients, and love to collaborate on a transparent, personal level. When I challenge you to grow, you’ll know I come from an earnest base of compassion, commitment, and care... I want to help individuals to feel fun, outrageous, and free, and to develop key understandings into their own psychology, preferences, and needs.
(360) 783-6239 View (360) 783-6239
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Sergio Flores
Psychologist, PsyD, MS
Verified Verified
Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98102
I am looking forward to meeting you! I obtained my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium program in Palo Alto, CA. I have over 14 years of experience providing therapy in a variety of settings that include the UCSF Alliance Health Project, Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, the Seattle VA Hospital, and my current private practice. I enjoy working with clients across the lifespan, from adolescents to older adults.
I am looking forward to meeting you! I obtained my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium program in Palo Alto, CA. I have over 14 years of experience providing therapy in a variety of settings that include the UCSF Alliance Health Project, Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, the Seattle VA Hospital, and my current private practice. I enjoy working with clients across the lifespan, from adolescents to older adults.
(206) 929-4632 View (206) 929-4632
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Julia Robins
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98102
Waitlist for new clients
Do you have difficulty trusting your experiences and navigating how the world perceives and treats you? Are you struggling to feel comfortable in your body? Many of us learn to think and behave in unsustainable ways in order to stay safe in an unaccepting and marginalizing world. If you are struggling to break free from patterns that helped you survive in the past but are keeping you from thriving in the now, you're in the right place. I help LGBTQ+ individuals, couples and women build self-compassion and body-awareness to better understand how trauma is holding them back.
Do you have difficulty trusting your experiences and navigating how the world perceives and treats you? Are you struggling to feel comfortable in your body? Many of us learn to think and behave in unsustainable ways in order to stay safe in an unaccepting and marginalizing world. If you are struggling to break free from patterns that helped you survive in the past but are keeping you from thriving in the now, you're in the right place. I help LGBTQ+ individuals, couples and women build self-compassion and body-awareness to better understand how trauma is holding them back.
(206) 337-0688 View (206) 337-0688
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Anna Lise Carolan
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98102  (Online Only)
Clients typically come to me with concerns regarding relationship difficulties, LBGTQ+ challenges, codependency, anxiety, depression, trauma, gender identity, sexual identity, self-esteem, interpersonal relationship challenges, breakups/divorce, career change, and grief and loss. My ideal client is someone looking to build a long-term therapeutic relationship that centers their wellbeing.
Clients typically come to me with concerns regarding relationship difficulties, LBGTQ+ challenges, codependency, anxiety, depression, trauma, gender identity, sexual identity, self-esteem, interpersonal relationship challenges, breakups/divorce, career change, and grief and loss. My ideal client is someone looking to build a long-term therapeutic relationship that centers their wellbeing.
(206) 672-1725 View (206) 672-1725
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Kelly Kaderlik
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98112  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Kelly Kaderlik. I know firsthand how challenging it can be to find a counselor and the feelings that come with starting therapy. The fact that you are looking at this page now shows that you are ready and willing to make a change in your life, therapy is hard work, and the progress can feel slow sometimes but I will point out your strengths and accomplishments on our journey together. I would like to provide you some more information about who I am and my professional experience so you can make an informed decision about working together. You can always call me too if you would like to know more.
Hello, my name is Kelly Kaderlik. I know firsthand how challenging it can be to find a counselor and the feelings that come with starting therapy. The fact that you are looking at this page now shows that you are ready and willing to make a change in your life, therapy is hard work, and the progress can feel slow sometimes but I will point out your strengths and accomplishments on our journey together. I would like to provide you some more information about who I am and my professional experience so you can make an informed decision about working together. You can always call me too if you would like to know more.
(360) 818-7207 x1 View (360) 818-7207 x1
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Stephanie Michelle Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC S, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98102  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, I have spent a great deal of time collaborating with clients to cultivate a tailored experience to provide a well-rounded scope for LPC Associates. I'm all for sharing my knowledge and expertise with my associates. In order to achieve this, a wide variety of assessments, scales, modules, and life lessons stay in rotation. Along with having proper communication, concern, & consideration for one another, supervision will be a pleasant relievable moment.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, I have spent a great deal of time collaborating with clients to cultivate a tailored experience to provide a well-rounded scope for LPC Associates. I'm all for sharing my knowledge and expertise with my associates. In order to achieve this, a wide variety of assessments, scales, modules, and life lessons stay in rotation. Along with having proper communication, concern, & consideration for one another, supervision will be a pleasant relievable moment.
(713) 597-3688 View (713) 597-3688
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Chaise Marie Gies - N. W. Family Psychology
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LMHCA, MHP, SUD-PT
Verified Verified
Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98112
Chaise Marie Gies, M.S., SUDP-T, LMHCA(c), has worked in the psychology and forensic field for several years. She has a master’s degree in forensic psychology, along with a specialized license in substance use disorders and an associate candidate as a mental health counselor. Chaise draws on several theoretical orientations (e.g., Rogerian, Cognitive Behavioral, Family Systems, etc.) in her counseling practice at NW Family.
Chaise Marie Gies, M.S., SUDP-T, LMHCA(c), has worked in the psychology and forensic field for several years. She has a master’s degree in forensic psychology, along with a specialized license in substance use disorders and an associate candidate as a mental health counselor. Chaise draws on several theoretical orientations (e.g., Rogerian, Cognitive Behavioral, Family Systems, etc.) in her counseling practice at NW Family.
(206) 759-2306 View (206) 759-2306
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Rachel Loch
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, ATR-P
Verified Verified
Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98112
Whether you are getting to know yourself better or are seeking support while navigating life’s challenges, I would love to come alongside your journey to offer a compassionate and empowering space to process and grow in. I enjoy working with people who may be members of the LGBTQIA+ community, neurodivergent folks, and people with systemic or religious trauma. However, you don’t need to belong to these particular communities to work with me, I hope to see clients thrive in exactly who they are.
Whether you are getting to know yourself better or are seeking support while navigating life’s challenges, I would love to come alongside your journey to offer a compassionate and empowering space to process and grow in. I enjoy working with people who may be members of the LGBTQIA+ community, neurodivergent folks, and people with systemic or religious trauma. However, you don’t need to belong to these particular communities to work with me, I hope to see clients thrive in exactly who they are.
(509) 796-7912 View (509) 796-7912
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Courtney Bohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98122
At the core of my work as a therapist is the relationship we create between us. My style is empathic, strengths-based and direct. I will assist you in understanding your emotional patterns, help you find your way through life transitions, to strengthen and repair your boundaries and relationships, and learn new ways of coping and thinking about your life story.
At the core of my work as a therapist is the relationship we create between us. My style is empathic, strengths-based and direct. I will assist you in understanding your emotional patterns, help you find your way through life transitions, to strengthen and repair your boundaries and relationships, and learn new ways of coping and thinking about your life story.
(802) 402-4454 View (802) 402-4454
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Ashley Jones
Counselor, M ED, LMHCA, TBRI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98112  (Online Only)
First of all, thank you for being here. The fact that you have landed on my profile means you are seeking support or help and that is incredibly brave, I commend you. Building trust and an authentic client-counselor relationship is imperative to ensure you are meeting your mental-health and counseling goals, I hope to help you do just that.
First of all, thank you for being here. The fact that you have landed on my profile means you are seeking support or help and that is incredibly brave, I commend you. Building trust and an authentic client-counselor relationship is imperative to ensure you are meeting your mental-health and counseling goals, I hope to help you do just that.
(206) 385-4062 View (206) 385-4062
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Michele Deklaver White
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98122
I provide psychotherapy to individuals and families to promote growth and empowerment through supportive listening, mindfulness, and examination of past experiences, allowing clients to cultivate insight and bring about lasting change. I use a collaborative and dynamic approach that incorporates multiple theoretical approaches and techniques to meet both individual and family needs and preferences. I believe that insight alone does not bring about change; rather, we must do something different to become something different. I offer compassion, humor, honesty, and straightforward feedback while I empower individuals and families to explore their own goals and work toward growth and healing.
I provide psychotherapy to individuals and families to promote growth and empowerment through supportive listening, mindfulness, and examination of past experiences, allowing clients to cultivate insight and bring about lasting change. I use a collaborative and dynamic approach that incorporates multiple theoretical approaches and techniques to meet both individual and family needs and preferences. I believe that insight alone does not bring about change; rather, we must do something different to become something different. I offer compassion, humor, honesty, and straightforward feedback while I empower individuals and families to explore their own goals and work toward growth and healing.
(206) 453-2163 View (206) 453-2163

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Number of Therapists in Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA

600+

Average cost per session

$160

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

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
75% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress
70% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Premera
49% Aetna
47% Regence

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

51% Online Only
49% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

69% Female
24% Male
7% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Capitol 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.