Therapists in Downtown, Seattle, WA

Photo of Nancy Walters, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downtown, Seattle, WA
Nancy Walters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98121  (Online Only)
You’re maxed out. People around you think you have it all together, while internally you’re imploding. You feel like you’re never doing enough and you could better control everything if you just tried harder. Maybe you struggle with a disordered relationship with your body or food. If you're wanting to free yourself from the constant worry cycle you find yourself in, then I would love to partner with you. Together we will create an environment that feels safe for you to give voice to your current struggles.
You’re maxed out. People around you think you have it all together, while internally you’re imploding. You feel like you’re never doing enough and you could better control everything if you just tried harder. Maybe you struggle with a disordered relationship with your body or food. If you're wanting to free yourself from the constant worry cycle you find yourself in, then I would love to partner with you. Together we will create an environment that feels safe for you to give voice to your current struggles.
(425) 272-6180 View (425) 272-6180
Photo of August Tritt, Pre-Licensed Professional in Downtown, Seattle, WA
August Tritt
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98121
I believe that you already contain a deep power for healing inside. Together with kindness and curiosity, we will create a safe and accepting space where all aspects of you are welcome. Our journey will be one of shared exploration and discovery. I am here to guide and support you along the way. Our work will originate in the here and now—what is present in your life currently, learning to meet what shows up with care and compassion. I love counseling those in transition— be that career, gender, or otherwise and draw from feminist, existential, Buddhist, and somatic frameworks and work from a trauma-informed lens.
I believe that you already contain a deep power for healing inside. Together with kindness and curiosity, we will create a safe and accepting space where all aspects of you are welcome. Our journey will be one of shared exploration and discovery. I am here to guide and support you along the way. Our work will originate in the here and now—what is present in your life currently, learning to meet what shows up with care and compassion. I love counseling those in transition— be that career, gender, or otherwise and draw from feminist, existential, Buddhist, and somatic frameworks and work from a trauma-informed lens.
(206) 649-2708 View (206) 649-2708
Photo of Hina Syed, Pre-Licensed Professional in Downtown, Seattle, WA
Hina Syed
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHP
Verified Verified
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
The quality of our relationships has a big impact on the quality of our lives, and that can feel overwhelming. These human connections, between romantic partners, friends, family members, and coworkers, have the power to transform our lives. Sometimes, we need help to manage transitions, move through cycles of connection and disconnection or conduct pulse checks with one another. I want to meet you where you are at and help you discover where you want to go as you live through your relationships and life changes. Together, we will work to strengthen relational intelligence, communication, connection and your motivation to change.
The quality of our relationships has a big impact on the quality of our lives, and that can feel overwhelming. These human connections, between romantic partners, friends, family members, and coworkers, have the power to transform our lives. Sometimes, we need help to manage transitions, move through cycles of connection and disconnection or conduct pulse checks with one another. I want to meet you where you are at and help you discover where you want to go as you live through your relationships and life changes. Together, we will work to strengthen relational intelligence, communication, connection and your motivation to change.
(425) 517-0543 View (425) 517-0543
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Zane Behnke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CDP
Verified Verified
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98104
Sometimes life feels too big, too complex, and too messy to get your head around. If you're ready to make changes in your life, but aren't sure where to start, I can help you develop a plan to make it happen. I can support you in your desire to stop destructive behaviors and create new, healthier ways of living. We go at a pace that is comfortable for you, taking on problems one-at-a-time. Together we tackle the things that are keeping you from the kind of life you want to live.
Sometimes life feels too big, too complex, and too messy to get your head around. If you're ready to make changes in your life, but aren't sure where to start, I can help you develop a plan to make it happen. I can support you in your desire to stop destructive behaviors and create new, healthier ways of living. We go at a pace that is comfortable for you, taking on problems one-at-a-time. Together we tackle the things that are keeping you from the kind of life you want to live.
(206) 350-9540 View (206) 350-9540
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Ashley Pearl Paña
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified Verified
Downtown, 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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Terri Lechnyr
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98101  (Online Only)
Weekend & Evening options- Do you struggle with your attachment style, dating and/or relationships? Are you a codependent and have anxiety? Are you wanting to improve your self confidence and empowerment? I will work with you to be happy, calm, brave, and take your power back!
Weekend & Evening options- Do you struggle with your attachment style, dating and/or relationships? Are you a codependent and have anxiety? Are you wanting to improve your self confidence and empowerment? I will work with you to be happy, calm, brave, and take your power back!
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Dr. Ellen Bronder
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98101  (Online Only)
Offering help for depression, anxiety, relationship distress, trauma, stress & burnout. Working with adults, college & grad students and professionals, including people in sensitive & high-profile roles for whom discretion & privacy are paramount. Here you will get a therapist that has a deep and unique understanding of suffering, a therapist that is skillful, knowledgeable, real, transparent and compassionate. A therapist that gets it and has expertise in diagnosis and treatment based on advanced knowledge of human development, psychotherapeutic treatment and advanced knowledge of research in psychology.
Offering help for depression, anxiety, relationship distress, trauma, stress & burnout. Working with adults, college & grad students and professionals, including people in sensitive & high-profile roles for whom discretion & privacy are paramount. Here you will get a therapist that has a deep and unique understanding of suffering, a therapist that is skillful, knowledgeable, real, transparent and compassionate. A therapist that gets it and has expertise in diagnosis and treatment based on advanced knowledge of human development, psychotherapeutic treatment and advanced knowledge of research in psychology.
(216) 299-3810 View (216) 299-3810
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Sarah Ann White Ms Id Lpc
Licensed Professional Counselor, ID LPC, TXLPC-A, WALMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98101
I work with individuals that struggle Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, and other mental illnesses while helping them find their inner peace and balance. My client are free to express themselves without judgement in a safe, empathic, and authentic space.
I work with individuals that struggle Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, and other mental illnesses while helping them find their inner peace and balance. My client are free to express themselves without judgement in a safe, empathic, and authentic space.
(512) 543-2657 View (512) 543-2657
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Josh Saunders
Counselor, BS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98121
Therapy is a chance to awaken to ourselves. Each of us are complex human beings with hopes, desires and a unique presence in this world. Life, however, can have a way of getting in the way of who we truly are. My desire is to provide a space where together we can safely get to know all the parts of you, free these parts from past trauma, and allow you to live a fuller life. I work compassionately with people dealing with chronic people pleasing, religious trauma and faith deconstruction, childhood sexual abuse, anxiety, relationship issues, and identity exploration. I also work with couples desiring deeper connection.
Therapy is a chance to awaken to ourselves. Each of us are complex human beings with hopes, desires and a unique presence in this world. Life, however, can have a way of getting in the way of who we truly are. My desire is to provide a space where together we can safely get to know all the parts of you, free these parts from past trauma, and allow you to live a fuller life. I work compassionately with people dealing with chronic people pleasing, religious trauma and faith deconstruction, childhood sexual abuse, anxiety, relationship issues, and identity exploration. I also work with couples desiring deeper connection.
(206) 222-4721 View (206) 222-4721
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Antonia Marie Eberhart
MSW, LCSW, SUDP
Verified Verified
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98121  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I love working with people to help them better understand themselves and others, to move from feeling disempowered and defeated to finding agency, connection, and direction. I serve individuals and couples struggling with painful experiences, challenging symptoms, and confusion and fears about what to do next. I treat mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, trauma-related disorders, and relational discord.
I love working with people to help them better understand themselves and others, to move from feeling disempowered and defeated to finding agency, connection, and direction. I serve individuals and couples struggling with painful experiences, challenging symptoms, and confusion and fears about what to do next. I treat mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, trauma-related disorders, and relational discord.
(206) 800-8506 x170 View (206) 800-8506 x170
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Wesley Maynard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MBA, LMSW, LICSWA
Verified Verified
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
Maybe you're tired of suffering from being bossed around by OCD or anxiety. Perhaps you’re in a painful life transition and feeling uncertain, afraid, or lost. I’m glad you’re here. If you feel hopeless, I believe things can get much better, one step at a time. Although it sure can feel this way, rather than viewing OCD or anxiety as a monster trying to torture us, I see it as a hypervigilant alert system whose aim is to keep us safe at all costs. Retraining that alert system can help us get unstuck, heal, and thrive. I never claim to have the answers for anyone’s life, but I love helping people find answers within themselves.
Maybe you're tired of suffering from being bossed around by OCD or anxiety. Perhaps you’re in a painful life transition and feeling uncertain, afraid, or lost. I’m glad you’re here. If you feel hopeless, I believe things can get much better, one step at a time. Although it sure can feel this way, rather than viewing OCD or anxiety as a monster trying to torture us, I see it as a hypervigilant alert system whose aim is to keep us safe at all costs. Retraining that alert system can help us get unstuck, heal, and thrive. I never claim to have the answers for anyone’s life, but I love helping people find answers within themselves.
(425) 587-8275 View (425) 587-8275
Photo of Krysten Hardy, Pre-Licensed Professional in Downtown, Seattle, WA
Krysten Hardy
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified Verified
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98104
Navigating challenges alone is monumental, and my goal as your therapist is to support, follow your lead, and offer fresh perspectives that encourage you to find balance and grounding. Together, I hope we explore the pieces that make you feel most yourself, find the nuance in compassion, truthfulness, and resilience, and encourage you to take those nuances into your own relationships beyond our work together. I welcome clients of any age, addressing the variety of life’s transitions. My focus includes depression, anxiety, trauma, and ADHD. I work from a culturally sensitive, LGBTQ+ affirming, intersectional feminist lens.
Navigating challenges alone is monumental, and my goal as your therapist is to support, follow your lead, and offer fresh perspectives that encourage you to find balance and grounding. Together, I hope we explore the pieces that make you feel most yourself, find the nuance in compassion, truthfulness, and resilience, and encourage you to take those nuances into your own relationships beyond our work together. I welcome clients of any age, addressing the variety of life’s transitions. My focus includes depression, anxiety, trauma, and ADHD. I work from a culturally sensitive, LGBTQ+ affirming, intersectional feminist lens.
(425) 390-5694 View (425) 390-5694
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Kathryn Willis
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98101
You're taking the first step in such a beneficial journey, and I am honored to be a part of your process! I am a strengths-based therapist who believes in the power of building on what is already working well in your life to help you achieve your goals in therapy. I work from a client-centered approach, supporting you in the process of getting to know yourself better, and determining how you can shine in the environment that you're in. I am an expert in my field, and you are an expert in your own life; together we can build and achieve a plan that will help you create the lasting positive change you want to see for yourself!
You're taking the first step in such a beneficial journey, and I am honored to be a part of your process! I am a strengths-based therapist who believes in the power of building on what is already working well in your life to help you achieve your goals in therapy. I work from a client-centered approach, supporting you in the process of getting to know yourself better, and determining how you can shine in the environment that you're in. I am an expert in my field, and you are an expert in your own life; together we can build and achieve a plan that will help you create the lasting positive change you want to see for yourself!
(206) 672-3369 View (206) 672-3369
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Outside the Line Counseling & Art Therapy
Counselor, MA, MHP, LMHC, ATR-P, CDBT
Verified Verified
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98104
Everyone experiences anxiety, depression, and loss at sometime in their life. Often events and people happen in our lives that cause distress. No one deserves to be in pain and no one should have to endure when there is the possibility to reduce the pain. My goal is to help my clients find relief through self exploration and a desire to want to feel better. My job is to walk with my clients in their path to mindfulness. My goal is to provide a safe space for emotions to be expressed and validated without judgment. Together we will identify patterns and triggers, and create skills to reduce future emotional distress.
Everyone experiences anxiety, depression, and loss at sometime in their life. Often events and people happen in our lives that cause distress. No one deserves to be in pain and no one should have to endure when there is the possibility to reduce the pain. My goal is to help my clients find relief through self exploration and a desire to want to feel better. My job is to walk with my clients in their path to mindfulness. My goal is to provide a safe space for emotions to be expressed and validated without judgment. Together we will identify patterns and triggers, and create skills to reduce future emotional distress.
(206) 312-4945 View (206) 312-4945
Alexandra Valentin
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98119
Bilingual Mental Health Counselor with fluency in Spanish. Proficient in providing caring and methodological counseling services in diverse settings. I assist people in getting through difficult times in their lives., as well as diagnose and treat mental illnesses in my clients. I assist my clients, who include children, adolescents, adults, and families, in developing healthy self-perceptions as calm, whole, and secure.
Bilingual Mental Health Counselor with fluency in Spanish. Proficient in providing caring and methodological counseling services in diverse settings. I assist people in getting through difficult times in their lives., as well as diagnose and treat mental illnesses in my clients. I assist my clients, who include children, adolescents, adults, and families, in developing healthy self-perceptions as calm, whole, and secure.
(425) 600-3092 View (425) 600-3092
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Annasara Purcell
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98101
Welcome! I am a therapist and coach focused on helping high-achieving professionals find less stress and more joy in their lives. I am passionate about this work because of my own experience: prior to receiving my therapy degree I was a lawyer for ten years, first as a litigator and then as senior counsel at Amazon. I know the pressures of high stress environments, and I love helping my clients thrive in them. If you are someone who has excelled academically and professionally yet is struggling to feel fulfilled in day to day life, please reach out and let's work together to get to you to a less anxious, more fulfilled place.
Welcome! I am a therapist and coach focused on helping high-achieving professionals find less stress and more joy in their lives. I am passionate about this work because of my own experience: prior to receiving my therapy degree I was a lawyer for ten years, first as a litigator and then as senior counsel at Amazon. I know the pressures of high stress environments, and I love helping my clients thrive in them. If you are someone who has excelled academically and professionally yet is struggling to feel fulfilled in day to day life, please reach out and let's work together to get to you to a less anxious, more fulfilled place.
(206) 666-2715 View (206) 666-2715
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Emma Knowles
Counselor, LPC, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
Beginning therapy takes a great deal of strength and commitment. My goal as your therapist is to offer support on your journey to wellness. I enjoy working with clients facing life transitions and feelings of anxiety or depression. You may feel stuck and need support in order to foster positive change in your life. Together, we will establish a safe and professional therapeutic partnership. We will collaborate to explore your unique identity, concerns, and goals. Your goals may vary, but ultimately you want to explore yourself and grow as you learn to navigate the ups and downs of life in a way that best meets your individual needs.
Beginning therapy takes a great deal of strength and commitment. My goal as your therapist is to offer support on your journey to wellness. I enjoy working with clients facing life transitions and feelings of anxiety or depression. You may feel stuck and need support in order to foster positive change in your life. Together, we will establish a safe and professional therapeutic partnership. We will collaborate to explore your unique identity, concerns, and goals. Your goals may vary, but ultimately you want to explore yourself and grow as you learn to navigate the ups and downs of life in a way that best meets your individual needs.
(425) 584-5928 View (425) 584-5928
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Ewa Lichnowska (Eh-Vuh)
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CST
Verified Verified
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98101
I am both a psychotherapist and a certified sex therapist (AASECT certified) and I help couples and individuals fulfill their emotional, sexual and relational needs by building a therapeutic relationship based on empathy, safety and trust. I will support you in clarifying your needs and goals without judgement so that you can take the insight and skills we develop together into your life and relationships. If you struggle with intimacy, desire or preference discrepancy in your relationship or if you struggle with performance, anxiety related ED or ability to experience sexual pleasure and orgasm, I look forward to meeting you.
I am both a psychotherapist and a certified sex therapist (AASECT certified) and I help couples and individuals fulfill their emotional, sexual and relational needs by building a therapeutic relationship based on empathy, safety and trust. I will support you in clarifying your needs and goals without judgement so that you can take the insight and skills we develop together into your life and relationships. If you struggle with intimacy, desire or preference discrepancy in your relationship or if you struggle with performance, anxiety related ED or ability to experience sexual pleasure and orgasm, I look forward to meeting you.
(206) 538-2871 View (206) 538-2871
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Beachview Counseling Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98101
We specialize in couples/relationships, communication issues, sex therapy, and grief and loss, as well as anxiety and sex therapy for individuals. Finding a therapist you feel comfortable with is an important part of the process, and we look forward to meeting with you. We see individuals and couples in person in Downtown Seattle and anywhere in Washington State via a secure Telehealth platform. Sessions are $150 with sliding scale openings available based on financial need and subject to availability.
We specialize in couples/relationships, communication issues, sex therapy, and grief and loss, as well as anxiety and sex therapy for individuals. Finding a therapist you feel comfortable with is an important part of the process, and we look forward to meeting with you. We see individuals and couples in person in Downtown Seattle and anywhere in Washington State via a secure Telehealth platform. Sessions are $150 with sliding scale openings available based on financial need and subject to availability.
(206) 208-7211 View (206) 208-7211
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Dr. Dottie Gill
Psychologist, PhD, MS, PsyPACT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with and teaching about LGBTQIA+, queer, transgender, and gender-diverse adults, former members of high control religions, groups, or cults, religious trauma, those with ADHD, and on body liberation, unlearning diet culture, and Health at Every Size. My approach is rooted in Feminist therapy, social justice, and third-wave behavioral approaches. I offer virtual individual therapy and gender affirming care letters in 35 states as part of PSYPACT. This includes: AL, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DE, DC, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, MP, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, and WY.
I specialize in working with and teaching about LGBTQIA+, queer, transgender, and gender-diverse adults, former members of high control religions, groups, or cults, religious trauma, those with ADHD, and on body liberation, unlearning diet culture, and Health at Every Size. My approach is rooted in Feminist therapy, social justice, and third-wave behavioral approaches. I offer virtual individual therapy and gender affirming care letters in 35 states as part of PSYPACT. This includes: AL, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DE, DC, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, MP, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, and WY.
(206) 472-1220 View (206) 472-1220

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Number of Therapists in Downtown, Seattle, WA

600+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Downtown, Seattle, WA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD
72% Stress
68% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Premera
59% Aetna
56% Regence

How Therapists in Downtown, Seattle, WA see their clients

52% Online Only
48% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

71% Female
27% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Downtown, 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.