Therapists in Eastlake, Seattle, WA

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Dr. Karen K. Fowler, Psychologist
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eastlake, Seattle, WA 98102
Waitlist for new clients
Is it sometimes a struggle for you to feel comfortable being yourself around others? Maybe you tend to keep your opinions and feelings to yourself unless you’re sure you won’t be judged by family and friends? Loyalty and being there for loved ones is important to you and you’ll often drop what you’re doing when it feels you’re needed by a friend or family member. Unfortunately, it may not seem that they do the same for you when you’re the one feeling upset or overwhelmed. You may be afraid to bring this up, worried that they'll think you're overreacting. Deep down, you want to share your feelings without it becoming an argument.
Is it sometimes a struggle for you to feel comfortable being yourself around others? Maybe you tend to keep your opinions and feelings to yourself unless you’re sure you won’t be judged by family and friends? Loyalty and being there for loved ones is important to you and you’ll often drop what you’re doing when it feels you’re needed by a friend or family member. Unfortunately, it may not seem that they do the same for you when you’re the one feeling upset or overwhelmed. You may be afraid to bring this up, worried that they'll think you're overreacting. Deep down, you want to share your feelings without it becoming an argument.
(406) 944-0356 View (406) 944-0356
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Alexandra Brouwer-Wright
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Eastlake, Seattle, WA 98102
Not accepting new clients
Welcome to Wright Counseling located in the Eastlake area of Seattle, Washington. Wright Counseling provides therapy and life coaching for where you are right now. With 20 years experience in community mental health and private practice, Alexandra Wright, Licensed Marriage and Family therapist, can help you identify the issues you need to work on, build on your strengths, address self-sabotaging behaviors, increase your confidence and productivity, and launch you into your most fulfilling, most joyful, your best life.
Welcome to Wright Counseling located in the Eastlake area of Seattle, Washington. Wright Counseling provides therapy and life coaching for where you are right now. With 20 years experience in community mental health and private practice, Alexandra Wright, Licensed Marriage and Family therapist, can help you identify the issues you need to work on, build on your strengths, address self-sabotaging behaviors, increase your confidence and productivity, and launch you into your most fulfilling, most joyful, your best life.
(206) 923-9878 View (206) 923-9878
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Annie Yacopetti Couples Therapist
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eastlake, Seattle, WA 98102
I’m a Couples Therapist and Individual Therapist as well as the Co-founder at Wellness Collective Therapy Group in Seattle, Washington: www.wellnesscollectivenw.com. I specialize in treating relationship issues around communication, sex and intimacy and conflict resolution. My clients are often looking for help with emotional disconnection, job stress, self worth issues, depression and anxiety. I help clients change their emotional responses and develop tools for managing stressors and increasing joy, contentment and peace in their lives.
I’m a Couples Therapist and Individual Therapist as well as the Co-founder at Wellness Collective Therapy Group in Seattle, Washington: www.wellnesscollectivenw.com. I specialize in treating relationship issues around communication, sex and intimacy and conflict resolution. My clients are often looking for help with emotional disconnection, job stress, self worth issues, depression and anxiety. I help clients change their emotional responses and develop tools for managing stressors and increasing joy, contentment and peace in their lives.
(206) 337-0809 View (206) 337-0809
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Fred Ingham
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CSAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eastlake, Seattle, WA 98102
Is out-of-control sexual behavior hurting you or someone you care about? Pornography, prostitution, infidelity and other secretive sexual activity can contribute to physical, legal and relationship problems, and destroy families and careers. I work with adults in the greater Seattle area who want to stop acting out sexually and restore their sense of integrity and wholeness. I also help families and partners heal and move forward. My compassionate, non-judgmental approach works by addressing not only the problematic sexual behaviors but also the personal and relationship issues that are intertwined with them.
Is out-of-control sexual behavior hurting you or someone you care about? Pornography, prostitution, infidelity and other secretive sexual activity can contribute to physical, legal and relationship problems, and destroy families and careers. I work with adults in the greater Seattle area who want to stop acting out sexually and restore their sense of integrity and wholeness. I also help families and partners heal and move forward. My compassionate, non-judgmental approach works by addressing not only the problematic sexual behaviors but also the personal and relationship issues that are intertwined with them.
(206) 966-6215 View (206) 966-6215
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Melanie Chitwood
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPCC, MBPsS
Verified Verified
Eastlake, Seattle, WA 98102
Finding the right therapist can be a daunting process, yet it is one that really matters. It is understandable to feel out of sorts, isolated, or misunderstood when experiencing relationship, family, peer, academic, or workplace stress, during a life transition, or when recovering from trauma. You may also be struggling with a death, the end of a relationship, a relocation from another state or country, an adjustment to a health issue of yourself or a loved one, or being in an environment in which you feel you don't fit. It can be painful to experience these feelings and to try to find a way forward. You don't have to do this alone.
Finding the right therapist can be a daunting process, yet it is one that really matters. It is understandable to feel out of sorts, isolated, or misunderstood when experiencing relationship, family, peer, academic, or workplace stress, during a life transition, or when recovering from trauma. You may also be struggling with a death, the end of a relationship, a relocation from another state or country, an adjustment to a health issue of yourself or a loved one, or being in an environment in which you feel you don't fit. It can be painful to experience these feelings and to try to find a way forward. You don't have to do this alone.
(206) 462-5694 View (206) 462-5694
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Dawn Lyman Meyer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eastlake, Seattle, WA 98102
I am passionate about working with couples who are struggling with conflict resolution and communication. I enjoy teaching couples new skills that can help them have the relationship they have always hoped to achieve. I also find it rewarding to work with adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression and trauma. I also enjoy supervising new clinicians as they work toward their license. I currently teach and supervise in the MAP program of Seattle University. I have my PSYPACT certificate and am able to see clients from any PSYPACT state for telehealth.
I am passionate about working with couples who are struggling with conflict resolution and communication. I enjoy teaching couples new skills that can help them have the relationship they have always hoped to achieve. I also find it rewarding to work with adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression and trauma. I also enjoy supervising new clinicians as they work toward their license. I currently teach and supervise in the MAP program of Seattle University. I have my PSYPACT certificate and am able to see clients from any PSYPACT state for telehealth.
(425) 842-1672 View (425) 842-1672
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Conduit Counseling PLLC
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Eastlake, Seattle, WA 98102  (Online Only)
My ideal client is interested in diving into deeper work to further gain insight and awareness to underlying issues creating dysregulation and overwhelm. I'm passionate about working with neurodivergent individuals to better understand their needs and strengths when navigating a neurotypical world. I enjoy supporting individuals with single-incident or chronic stress and trauma. Mostly, I enjoy supporting people on their healing journey and feel it is an honor to walk the path alongside them.
My ideal client is interested in diving into deeper work to further gain insight and awareness to underlying issues creating dysregulation and overwhelm. I'm passionate about working with neurodivergent individuals to better understand their needs and strengths when navigating a neurotypical world. I enjoy supporting individuals with single-incident or chronic stress and trauma. Mostly, I enjoy supporting people on their healing journey and feel it is an honor to walk the path alongside them.
(253) 204-3171 View (253) 204-3171
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Shaun Rich
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Eastlake, Seattle, WA 98102
When you get stuck, it's wise to enlist the support of professionals. An experienced therapist can help you create secure and meaningful relationships, overcome emotional pain, find clarity and meaning, and handle stressful situations effectively. My counseling practice assists people who struggle with relationships, depression, anxiety, trauma, and coping with difficulties. Couples work involves breaking through old, stuck patterns that create conflict and disconnection to create strong and satisfying partnerships.
When you get stuck, it's wise to enlist the support of professionals. An experienced therapist can help you create secure and meaningful relationships, overcome emotional pain, find clarity and meaning, and handle stressful situations effectively. My counseling practice assists people who struggle with relationships, depression, anxiety, trauma, and coping with difficulties. Couples work involves breaking through old, stuck patterns that create conflict and disconnection to create strong and satisfying partnerships.
(206) 408-2547 View (206) 408-2547
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Brenna Christensen
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Eastlake, Seattle, WA 98102
I approach my therapeutic work with an emphasis on relationship-building, playfulness, and respect. Rooted firmly in evidenced-based treatment approaches, my clients and I then collaborate, designing goals and adapting treatment to best fit an individual's needs. I aim to provide trauma-informed care which includes both an understanding of how trauma impacts the brain and body as well as the ongoing trauma of being in a marginalized community. I am committed to providing antiracist and anticolonial, Queer and Trans-affirming, and neurodiverse affirming care.
I approach my therapeutic work with an emphasis on relationship-building, playfulness, and respect. Rooted firmly in evidenced-based treatment approaches, my clients and I then collaborate, designing goals and adapting treatment to best fit an individual's needs. I aim to provide trauma-informed care which includes both an understanding of how trauma impacts the brain and body as well as the ongoing trauma of being in a marginalized community. I am committed to providing antiracist and anticolonial, Queer and Trans-affirming, and neurodiverse affirming care.
(425) 428-5063 View (425) 428-5063
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Sybil Besheer
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Eastlake, Seattle, WA 98102
I believe strongly that we each have deeply rooted wisdom that helps us survive and grow. By coming to trust our wisdom and intuition we establish a strong foundation of learning to navigate an ever-changing world. My role is to witness and enter into this process with you as a guide into the unknown through healing exploration. When we can be compassionately curious with ourselves, the stored/protected unconscious begins to emerge and we then have the opportunity to practice new ways of being in the world that feel good to us. Healing is the process of creating space for and integrating aspects of ourselves that need honoring.
I believe strongly that we each have deeply rooted wisdom that helps us survive and grow. By coming to trust our wisdom and intuition we establish a strong foundation of learning to navigate an ever-changing world. My role is to witness and enter into this process with you as a guide into the unknown through healing exploration. When we can be compassionately curious with ourselves, the stored/protected unconscious begins to emerge and we then have the opportunity to practice new ways of being in the world that feel good to us. Healing is the process of creating space for and integrating aspects of ourselves that need honoring.
(425) 414-7706 View (425) 414-7706
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Clarice Wirkala
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Eastlake, Seattle, WA 98102
Therapy for Teenagers: I specialize in anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns in adolescents. My work with teenagers focuses on choosing healthy behaviors and developing self-confidence. No matter what the immediate concern, my goal is to help young people grow into healthy, happy adults.
Therapy for Teenagers: I specialize in anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns in adolescents. My work with teenagers focuses on choosing healthy behaviors and developing self-confidence. No matter what the immediate concern, my goal is to help young people grow into healthy, happy adults.
(206) 745-4901 View (206) 745-4901
Geoffrey A Wiegand
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Eastlake, Seattle, WA 98102
I like to start with a 2 session diagnostic evaluation to help identify the most appropriate evidence based treatment for the problem. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for Depression, CBT for OCD, Parent Behavior Management Training for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Habit Reversal Training for Skin Picking, Nail Biting, and Trichotillomania, and Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics are some of the evidence based treatments that I commonly provide. My work with families focuses on providing skills to both the child/adolescent and parents.
I like to start with a 2 session diagnostic evaluation to help identify the most appropriate evidence based treatment for the problem. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for Depression, CBT for OCD, Parent Behavior Management Training for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Habit Reversal Training for Skin Picking, Nail Biting, and Trichotillomania, and Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics are some of the evidence based treatments that I commonly provide. My work with families focuses on providing skills to both the child/adolescent and parents.
(206) 981-3119 View (206) 981-3119
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Adam M. Fisher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Eastlake, Seattle, WA 98102
**Unfortunately I am currently at capacity and am unable to accept new client referrals.** Each of us come to junctures in our lives that make us question our ability or our will to push forward. Often we struggle to find others we feel can help us along our way, who we trust to hold and respect our pain. Seeking support in therapy can be the first step to re-gaining a sense of control, a value of one's own self-worth, and a hope in the possibility of change. I am a person-centered clinical social worker who values the honesty, exploration, reflection, challenge, balance, and care that a therapeutic relationship can provide.
**Unfortunately I am currently at capacity and am unable to accept new client referrals.** Each of us come to junctures in our lives that make us question our ability or our will to push forward. Often we struggle to find others we feel can help us along our way, who we trust to hold and respect our pain. Seeking support in therapy can be the first step to re-gaining a sense of control, a value of one's own self-worth, and a hope in the possibility of change. I am a person-centered clinical social worker who values the honesty, exploration, reflection, challenge, balance, and care that a therapeutic relationship can provide.
(781) 493-8056 View (781) 493-8056
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Kat Darger
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Eastlake, Seattle, WA 98102  (Online Only)
Do you get thrown off center easily? Are you noticing patterns in your life you’d like to change, or experiencing despair, shame, or anxiety about who you are and what your life looks and feels like? We are shaped by the world around us, influenced by our experiences and relationships with not only other people, but with animals, plants, places, and all of the nonhuman world. We all experience pain and weather grief and loss, sometimes in hidden or unacknowledged ways. Therapy can be used to bring conscious awareness to elements in our lives which impact or limit us.
Do you get thrown off center easily? Are you noticing patterns in your life you’d like to change, or experiencing despair, shame, or anxiety about who you are and what your life looks and feels like? We are shaped by the world around us, influenced by our experiences and relationships with not only other people, but with animals, plants, places, and all of the nonhuman world. We all experience pain and weather grief and loss, sometimes in hidden or unacknowledged ways. Therapy can be used to bring conscious awareness to elements in our lives which impact or limit us.
(206) 737-2582 View (206) 737-2582
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Yi-An Lo Burleson
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Eastlake, Seattle, WA 98102  (Online Only)
I believe that everyone can explore internally and foster potential to create a brighter outlook of life. Through open-minded and non-judgmental collaboration, I work with many individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, interpersonal, family dynamic issues, career concerns, trauma, grief, parenting, and body image issues. Almost 20 years of experience, I assist children, adults, families, and couples exploring self-understanding, identifying emotional and behavioral patterns, develop new perspectives and emotion and stress management skills, making meaningful interpersonal connections, and making career decisions.
I believe that everyone can explore internally and foster potential to create a brighter outlook of life. Through open-minded and non-judgmental collaboration, I work with many individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, interpersonal, family dynamic issues, career concerns, trauma, grief, parenting, and body image issues. Almost 20 years of experience, I assist children, adults, families, and couples exploring self-understanding, identifying emotional and behavioral patterns, develop new perspectives and emotion and stress management skills, making meaningful interpersonal connections, and making career decisions.
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Amanda Leigh Watson
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Eastlake, Seattle, WA 98102
As a member of a neurodivergent family, I understand how difficult it can be to find providers who are knowledgeable and/or willing to work with neurodivergent clients in typical mental health settings, and on the things that are important to them, rather than on what society dictates. I am also a queer and gender non-conforming woman, and aim to provide a space that is affirming of all genders and sexualities. In all cases, my goal is to provide the kind of knowledgeable, validating care I wish my family and myself could have had available when we needed it most.
As a member of a neurodivergent family, I understand how difficult it can be to find providers who are knowledgeable and/or willing to work with neurodivergent clients in typical mental health settings, and on the things that are important to them, rather than on what society dictates. I am also a queer and gender non-conforming woman, and aim to provide a space that is affirming of all genders and sexualities. In all cases, my goal is to provide the kind of knowledgeable, validating care I wish my family and myself could have had available when we needed it most.
(425) 510-5424 View (425) 510-5424
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Dina Maugeri
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Eastlake, Seattle, WA 98102
My work is ideal for people who have a desire to understand themselves more fully, and who are interested in exploring stuck patterns of thought, feeling, and behavior that cause suffering to themselves and the people in their lives. I work with clients experiencing anxiety and depression, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, life transitions, and issues around identity, including sexuality and gender issues. I also work with clients who are grappling with existential issues of meaning and mortality. I focus on the cultivation of awareness and acceptance in the safe environment of a compassionate therapeutic relationship.
My work is ideal for people who have a desire to understand themselves more fully, and who are interested in exploring stuck patterns of thought, feeling, and behavior that cause suffering to themselves and the people in their lives. I work with clients experiencing anxiety and depression, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, life transitions, and issues around identity, including sexuality and gender issues. I also work with clients who are grappling with existential issues of meaning and mortality. I focus on the cultivation of awareness and acceptance in the safe environment of a compassionate therapeutic relationship.
(206) 567-7396 View (206) 567-7396
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Katrina Knutson
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eastlake, Seattle, WA 98102
People come to therapy for many reasons. When we are in pain, confusion, fear or sadness we seek support and understanding. Sometimes we are going through a difficult transition and just need someone to talk to. Other times, we have specific goals we would like to reach, or coping skills we would like to learn. The therapeutic process is a creative and compassionate practice that is based in the respect and safety of the relationship between the client and the therapist. Challenges are often opportunities for growth, and often lead us to a greater understanding of ourselves.
People come to therapy for many reasons. When we are in pain, confusion, fear or sadness we seek support and understanding. Sometimes we are going through a difficult transition and just need someone to talk to. Other times, we have specific goals we would like to reach, or coping skills we would like to learn. The therapeutic process is a creative and compassionate practice that is based in the respect and safety of the relationship between the client and the therapist. Challenges are often opportunities for growth, and often lead us to a greater understanding of ourselves.
(425) 243-3056 View (425) 243-3056
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Awakenings Hypnosis and Coaching
Verified Verified
Eastlake, Seattle, WA 98102
Welcome to Awakenings Hypnosis & Coaching. I’m Faith Marshall CHT, and I’m glad you’re here. When used together, hypnosis and coaching are very powerful techniques for better understanding ourselves and making lasting changes. I am a certified Medical Hypnotherapist, specializing in Stress, Sleep and Pain Management. My passion is helping clients with Dementia & Parkinson's families providing education, resources, and hypnosis as support for caregivers and families. My services bring comfort and peace of mind, and even show families how to allow joy to be present the journey. And Remember When you feel the beat...DANCE!
Welcome to Awakenings Hypnosis & Coaching. I’m Faith Marshall CHT, and I’m glad you’re here. When used together, hypnosis and coaching are very powerful techniques for better understanding ourselves and making lasting changes. I am a certified Medical Hypnotherapist, specializing in Stress, Sleep and Pain Management. My passion is helping clients with Dementia & Parkinson's families providing education, resources, and hypnosis as support for caregivers and families. My services bring comfort and peace of mind, and even show families how to allow joy to be present the journey. And Remember When you feel the beat...DANCE!
(206) 309-1195 View (206) 309-1195
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Alexandra Woollacott
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Eastlake, Seattle, WA 98102  (Online Only)
My healing begins from a place of connection and an appreciation of your potential and the power we have to impact each other. I will support you in your search for greater meaning, emotional awareness and empowerment in a world that can be overwhelming and isolating. We will begin a thoughtful exploration of how your past experiences and relationships impact you presently. Together we can uncover and co-create new meanings out of your experiences, and these new understandings can give you the power to relate differently to yourself and others.
My healing begins from a place of connection and an appreciation of your potential and the power we have to impact each other. I will support you in your search for greater meaning, emotional awareness and empowerment in a world that can be overwhelming and isolating. We will begin a thoughtful exploration of how your past experiences and relationships impact you presently. Together we can uncover and co-create new meanings out of your experiences, and these new understandings can give you the power to relate differently to yourself and others.
(206) 792-7609 View (206) 792-7609

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Number of Therapists in Eastlake, Seattle, WA

80+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Eastlake, Seattle, WA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
93% Depression
83% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
72% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress
63% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Premera
57% First Choice Health | FCH
49% LifeWise

How Therapists in Eastlake, Seattle, WA see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
24% Male
5% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Eastlake, 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.