Therapists in Fremont, Seattle, WA

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Christy Sweaney Herrick
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fremont, Seattle, WA 98103
People often come to therapy struggling with a particular feeling, relationship, or question that they can't seem to escape no matter what they do. Why? Research shows us that our struggles are typically about far more than they appear on the surface. Often the problems of our present are deeply rooted in our pasts and the lessons we learned from our families, cultures, and formative experiences. Yet, many are unaware of the learned assumptions that govern their lives, even when they get in their way.
People often come to therapy struggling with a particular feeling, relationship, or question that they can't seem to escape no matter what they do. Why? Research shows us that our struggles are typically about far more than they appear on the surface. Often the problems of our present are deeply rooted in our pasts and the lessons we learned from our families, cultures, and formative experiences. Yet, many are unaware of the learned assumptions that govern their lives, even when they get in their way.
(206) 203-6113 View (206) 203-6113
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Serenity Psychotherapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fremont, Seattle, WA 98103
John B. Evans, PhD, LCSW, is dedicated to working with individuals, couples, and families via tele-therapy to help with multiple life issues. Dr. Evans has found tele-therapy to be very effective in almost all cases. With 35 years of experience, Dr. Evans will provide you with expert guidance in dealing with current problems you may not understand and help figure out what may be going on under the surface.Many people have found they make more and faster progress in therapy with Dr. Evans than they have experienced in past therapy. Dr. Evans does not try to keep clients in therapy longer than necessary although he is a big believer
John B. Evans, PhD, LCSW, is dedicated to working with individuals, couples, and families via tele-therapy to help with multiple life issues. Dr. Evans has found tele-therapy to be very effective in almost all cases. With 35 years of experience, Dr. Evans will provide you with expert guidance in dealing with current problems you may not understand and help figure out what may be going on under the surface.Many people have found they make more and faster progress in therapy with Dr. Evans than they have experienced in past therapy. Dr. Evans does not try to keep clients in therapy longer than necessary although he is a big believer
(206) 222-2614 View (206) 222-2614
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Alexandra Steen
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fremont, Seattle, WA 98103
There are many unique challenges that people who identify as female face when it comes to mental health. Relationships, communication, body image, life transitions, pregnancy/postpartum, and sex are just a few of the areas in which these challenges can occur. If you need support around these or other difficulties in your life, we can address them from a perspective that recognizes the unique needs of women, and takes an effective and considerate approach.
There are many unique challenges that people who identify as female face when it comes to mental health. Relationships, communication, body image, life transitions, pregnancy/postpartum, and sex are just a few of the areas in which these challenges can occur. If you need support around these or other difficulties in your life, we can address them from a perspective that recognizes the unique needs of women, and takes an effective and considerate approach.
(206) 823-1119 View (206) 823-1119
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Carla Jo Hilderbrand
Pre-Licensed Professional, LICSWA, MHP
Verified Verified
Fremont, Seattle, WA 98103
What if therapy was helpful AND FUN!?! I enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds, with multi layered problems. Too often, mental health professionals shy away from certain diagnoses and concerns. However, I believe in de stigmatizing all mental health concerns and hope to help people with concerns ranging from depression and anxiety to personality disorders and mood disorders. The more complicated and confusing your feelings are, the more I want to help you grow and reach for your goals.
What if therapy was helpful AND FUN!?! I enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds, with multi layered problems. Too often, mental health professionals shy away from certain diagnoses and concerns. However, I believe in de stigmatizing all mental health concerns and hope to help people with concerns ranging from depression and anxiety to personality disorders and mood disorders. The more complicated and confusing your feelings are, the more I want to help you grow and reach for your goals.
(206) 237-5690 View (206) 237-5690
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Tracy Jordan Adams
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fremont, Seattle, WA 98103
Waitlist for new clients
It takes courage to ask for help. Life seems to throw us one challenge after another and we can feel weighed down by the stress of daily living. Sometimes we can lose sight of what makes us feel special and valued. I am here to work with your individual needs. Feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, and loneliness can leave us feeling disconnected from others. If we do not take the time to understand where these feelings stem from and how they affect us, we cannot begin to heal and feel whole again. I value you as an individual and want to understand your unique experiences. I want to help you to feel safe and accepted at all times.
It takes courage to ask for help. Life seems to throw us one challenge after another and we can feel weighed down by the stress of daily living. Sometimes we can lose sight of what makes us feel special and valued. I am here to work with your individual needs. Feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, and loneliness can leave us feeling disconnected from others. If we do not take the time to understand where these feelings stem from and how they affect us, we cannot begin to heal and feel whole again. I value you as an individual and want to understand your unique experiences. I want to help you to feel safe and accepted at all times.
(206) 823-0816 View (206) 823-0816
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Sydni Hammar
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fremont, Seattle, WA 98103
You keep running into the same issues and arguments with your partner. You're exhausted, and not sure where to go from here. More than anything, you want to feel connected, cared for, understood, safe, and joyful together. You believe this might be possible, but you don't know where to start, and you're not getting anywhere right now. You might even be wondering if you want to continue your relationship at all.
You keep running into the same issues and arguments with your partner. You're exhausted, and not sure where to go from here. More than anything, you want to feel connected, cared for, understood, safe, and joyful together. You believe this might be possible, but you don't know where to start, and you're not getting anywhere right now. You might even be wondering if you want to continue your relationship at all.
(206) 558-0182 View (206) 558-0182
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MacPherson Pacific Counseling Services
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, SUDP, CSAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fremont, Seattle, WA 98103
I am the director of MacPherson Pacific Counseling Services, a dynamic new option in the treatment of chemical dependency, problem gambling, and sex addiction in the Seattle area. Your experience will be individualized and goal focused. You will develop the tools to reclaim your life from addiction and compulsive behavior and begin to develop a path towards healing and wholeness for both yourself and your support network of family and loved ones. In both individual sessions and groups with others also walking the healing path you will challenge yourself, access reservoirs of strength within yourself, learn to connect, and you will grow.
I am the director of MacPherson Pacific Counseling Services, a dynamic new option in the treatment of chemical dependency, problem gambling, and sex addiction in the Seattle area. Your experience will be individualized and goal focused. You will develop the tools to reclaim your life from addiction and compulsive behavior and begin to develop a path towards healing and wholeness for both yourself and your support network of family and loved ones. In both individual sessions and groups with others also walking the healing path you will challenge yourself, access reservoirs of strength within yourself, learn to connect, and you will grow.
(206) 558-9014 View (206) 558-9014
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Karen M Johnson Counseling Services
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fremont, Seattle, WA 98103
I’ve been in private practice for nearly 20 years. My passion is to work with individuals, couples, and groups who are committed to growth and change. I want to empower people to be more connected and integrated with the core of who they are and the roles they are living. I work with a combination of somatic approaches that examine how the body holds our thoughts, beliefs, stressors, and anxieties and how to understand, relieve, and shift them.
I’ve been in private practice for nearly 20 years. My passion is to work with individuals, couples, and groups who are committed to growth and change. I want to empower people to be more connected and integrated with the core of who they are and the roles they are living. I work with a combination of somatic approaches that examine how the body holds our thoughts, beliefs, stressors, and anxieties and how to understand, relieve, and shift them.
(360) 797-5956 View (360) 797-5956
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Kaitlyn S McGurn
Counselor, MA, LMHC, RPT
Verified Verified
Fremont, Seattle, WA 98103
It takes courage to reach out for support during times of struggle and hardship. I provide a safe and nonjudgmental environment where clients can build self-awareness, a feeling of wellbeing and confidence, and coping skills to face life transitions and obstacles. I draw from a variety of therapeutic modalities from experiential therapies (play, art, and sand tray) with young clients, to cognitive behavioral, solution focused, and narrative therapy for older clients. I believe in tailoring a therapeutic approach that is specific to the individual needs of each client.
It takes courage to reach out for support during times of struggle and hardship. I provide a safe and nonjudgmental environment where clients can build self-awareness, a feeling of wellbeing and confidence, and coping skills to face life transitions and obstacles. I draw from a variety of therapeutic modalities from experiential therapies (play, art, and sand tray) with young clients, to cognitive behavioral, solution focused, and narrative therapy for older clients. I believe in tailoring a therapeutic approach that is specific to the individual needs of each client.
(206) 672-9985 View (206) 672-9985
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Yasmina Mobarek
Counselor, PhD, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fremont, Seattle, WA 98103  (Online Only)
As your therapist, I will work with you in order to alleviate suffering and develop insight. Sessions take place in a confidential and safe space where you will be met with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. I believe people can change and that times of crisis may offer the opportunity to experience new ways of being in the world, new relationships, and a more authentic and meaningful life. Professional membership and affiliation: -The Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study: Member of the Education Committee - Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society & Institute - PSG Psychotherapy Network - The Center for Object Relations - Northwest Family Development Center
As your therapist, I will work with you in order to alleviate suffering and develop insight. Sessions take place in a confidential and safe space where you will be met with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. I believe people can change and that times of crisis may offer the opportunity to experience new ways of being in the world, new relationships, and a more authentic and meaningful life. Professional membership and affiliation: -The Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study: Member of the Education Committee - Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society & Institute - PSG Psychotherapy Network - The Center for Object Relations - Northwest Family Development Center
(206) 966-6902 View (206) 966-6902
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Terra Leigh Bell
Counselor, LMHC, MHP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fremont, Seattle, WA 98103
So...the news isn't good. Anxiety, trauma, and stress are at all-time highs. Jobs that promised satisfaction fall short. And then you go and surprise yourself with a drinking problem, depression, or overwhelming burnout. You might work in a demanding field, like medicine, tech, or finance. There's been a HUGE amount of normalization for mental health issues recently. And while that's been all to the good, you still need help sorting through things: why do I keep finding myself in the same place, over and over again? Or...how did I end up in this unknown place, and do I even want to be here? TikTok isn't cutting it.
So...the news isn't good. Anxiety, trauma, and stress are at all-time highs. Jobs that promised satisfaction fall short. And then you go and surprise yourself with a drinking problem, depression, or overwhelming burnout. You might work in a demanding field, like medicine, tech, or finance. There's been a HUGE amount of normalization for mental health issues recently. And while that's been all to the good, you still need help sorting through things: why do I keep finding myself in the same place, over and over again? Or...how did I end up in this unknown place, and do I even want to be here? TikTok isn't cutting it.
(206) 208-2796 View (206) 208-2796
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Kitt Clark
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fremont, Seattle, WA 98103
Do you feel like you have to hide parts of yourself or wish parts would go away? Do you struggle to show up as your authentic self? Are you feeling resentful, lonely, and struggling to connect with loved ones? Are you feeling stuck and overwhelmed? Are your relationships nurturing or have life circumstances left those connections feeling stagnant? I have a direct and compassionate approach working with you so the therapeutic plan will reflect you as a whole person. Our holistic treatment plan will include honoring the client’s racial, gender, sexual, and spiritual identities.
Do you feel like you have to hide parts of yourself or wish parts would go away? Do you struggle to show up as your authentic self? Are you feeling resentful, lonely, and struggling to connect with loved ones? Are you feeling stuck and overwhelmed? Are your relationships nurturing or have life circumstances left those connections feeling stagnant? I have a direct and compassionate approach working with you so the therapeutic plan will reflect you as a whole person. Our holistic treatment plan will include honoring the client’s racial, gender, sexual, and spiritual identities.
(206) 258-7522 View (206) 258-7522
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Corrine Daniels
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Fremont, Seattle, WA 98107  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
You deserve to experience a full and joyful life. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I love to partner with adolescents, young adults and adults who are impacted by trauma, anxiety, and stressful life transitions to move through those experiences to find a more hopeful way of living. It is my honor to hold the weight of your experiences with you and work together to create lasting hope and healing in your life. In our work, we will talk about the impacts of the past, unpack and heal emotional hurt, and build skills to better the present. I provide tele-therapy to clients located in Washington State.
You deserve to experience a full and joyful life. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I love to partner with adolescents, young adults and adults who are impacted by trauma, anxiety, and stressful life transitions to move through those experiences to find a more hopeful way of living. It is my honor to hold the weight of your experiences with you and work together to create lasting hope and healing in your life. In our work, we will talk about the impacts of the past, unpack and heal emotional hurt, and build skills to better the present. I provide tele-therapy to clients located in Washington State.
(509) 519-3497 View (509) 519-3497
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Dov Wills
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fremont, Seattle, WA 98103
Currently full but can help match Deaf people to therapists. My approach is integrative and primarily informed by EMDR therapy. I prioritize remaining person-centered and trauma informed, which basically just means that our sessions are about you and what you want and that I avoid pathologizing behaviors and feelings that could be the result of a traumatic experience. I look at therapy through a social justice and anti-oppression lens. I believe counseling should offer a safe, non-judgmental opportunity to explore and discover a path to your own place of peace. For Deaf people, my VP # is (206) 829-5104.
Currently full but can help match Deaf people to therapists. My approach is integrative and primarily informed by EMDR therapy. I prioritize remaining person-centered and trauma informed, which basically just means that our sessions are about you and what you want and that I avoid pathologizing behaviors and feelings that could be the result of a traumatic experience. I look at therapy through a social justice and anti-oppression lens. I believe counseling should offer a safe, non-judgmental opportunity to explore and discover a path to your own place of peace. For Deaf people, my VP # is (206) 829-5104.
(206) 453-2157 View (206) 453-2157
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B. Bartja Wachtel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fremont, Seattle, WA 98103  (Online Only)
Waitlist for Dec/Jan Spots Available. Telehealth Only. Prior to contact, please check the in-network insurance list below. Resistance to the very normal experience of suffering, as if something has gone terribly wrong, is natural. We become disconnected from the fullness of our experience and ourselves; the mind, body and our relationships. We practice inclining toward your experience and yourself in these areas with curiosity, cultivating tenderness, interconnectedness, and wise attention. Within all of us these precious core values have a capacity to hold space and a sense of wholeness that runs deeper than our problems.
Waitlist for Dec/Jan Spots Available. Telehealth Only. Prior to contact, please check the in-network insurance list below. Resistance to the very normal experience of suffering, as if something has gone terribly wrong, is natural. We become disconnected from the fullness of our experience and ourselves; the mind, body and our relationships. We practice inclining toward your experience and yourself in these areas with curiosity, cultivating tenderness, interconnectedness, and wise attention. Within all of us these precious core values have a capacity to hold space and a sense of wholeness that runs deeper than our problems.
(206) 538-2935 View (206) 538-2935
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Integrative Counseling Services
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LMHC, SUDP
Verified Verified
Fremont, Seattle, WA 98103
Utilizing the latest research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), ICS views addiction as a chronic, relapsing brain disorder. We believe that addiction alters brain function critical to decision-making, learning, memory, and behavior control. With this in mind, we work with our clients to build a framework for understanding their compulsive and self-destructive behaviors and help them in creating a plan to prevent relapse from happening. Ultimately, we want our clients to build a positive sober identity and thrive in recovery.
Utilizing the latest research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), ICS views addiction as a chronic, relapsing brain disorder. We believe that addiction alters brain function critical to decision-making, learning, memory, and behavior control. With this in mind, we work with our clients to build a framework for understanding their compulsive and self-destructive behaviors and help them in creating a plan to prevent relapse from happening. Ultimately, we want our clients to build a positive sober identity and thrive in recovery.
(206) 984-8052 View (206) 984-8052
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Nathan Feuerborn
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fremont, Seattle, WA 98107
Life can be difficult and painful at times but it doesn't have to involve so much suffering. How may we find the calm stillness in the eye of our storm so as to relate to our mind and our present experience compassionately and even learn and grow from it? I invite you to open to your life in a new way: a way that relieves your suffering and promotes your health and expands your awareness. Through mindfully listening to the body and courageously opening and relating to the uncomfortable/painful, somatic therapy provides a practice of gentle self-exploration toward discovering your connection to your truth, purpose and life.
Life can be difficult and painful at times but it doesn't have to involve so much suffering. How may we find the calm stillness in the eye of our storm so as to relate to our mind and our present experience compassionately and even learn and grow from it? I invite you to open to your life in a new way: a way that relieves your suffering and promotes your health and expands your awareness. Through mindfully listening to the body and courageously opening and relating to the uncomfortable/painful, somatic therapy provides a practice of gentle self-exploration toward discovering your connection to your truth, purpose and life.
(206) 866-7522 View (206) 866-7522
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Kyle Petricek
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Fremont, Seattle, WA 98103
You are likely seeking relief and clarity to thoughts, behaviors, and feelings that are not working for you. Simply put, something is stuck. I work with people to transform painful and frustrating experiences. For some, this looks like grief work. Others explore relationship struggles. I work with clients to bring awareness to their body, mind, and spirit to assist them in growing a deeper sense of their stories and desires. My ultimate goal is that you will have a growing sense of what it means for you to engage your world with a deepening sense of aliveness.
You are likely seeking relief and clarity to thoughts, behaviors, and feelings that are not working for you. Simply put, something is stuck. I work with people to transform painful and frustrating experiences. For some, this looks like grief work. Others explore relationship struggles. I work with clients to bring awareness to their body, mind, and spirit to assist them in growing a deeper sense of their stories and desires. My ultimate goal is that you will have a growing sense of what it means for you to engage your world with a deepening sense of aliveness.
(206) 752-5241 View (206) 752-5241
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Zoey Rogers
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fremont, Seattle, WA 98103
Foundational to my practice is the idea that we all deserve to be seen, understood, felt, and cared for. I am passionate about working with individual adults experiencing challenges with stressful life transitions, relationship concerns, identity development, trauma, and struggles with anxiety and depression. I use a biopsychosocial approach to attend to mind, body, and heart to create greater resilience and a deeper connection with yourself, with others, and with the world around you.
Foundational to my practice is the idea that we all deserve to be seen, understood, felt, and cared for. I am passionate about working with individual adults experiencing challenges with stressful life transitions, relationship concerns, identity development, trauma, and struggles with anxiety and depression. I use a biopsychosocial approach to attend to mind, body, and heart to create greater resilience and a deeper connection with yourself, with others, and with the world around you.
(206) 309-3542 View (206) 309-3542
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Dr. Mary Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LICSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Fremont, Seattle, WA 98103  (Online Only)
It is not uncommon for individuals considering talk therapy to put it off. Time. Money. Scheduling. But what about the cost of NOT doing talk therapy? What about the cost of stress? Unhealthy relationships? Limiting your full potential because of low self esteem or lack of self confidence? Impulsive behaviors that leave you feeling empty? The real bargain is living a life of healthy functioning. Working toward enduring change. Replacing those parts of your life that hold you back to make room for a life in which you flourish.
It is not uncommon for individuals considering talk therapy to put it off. Time. Money. Scheduling. But what about the cost of NOT doing talk therapy? What about the cost of stress? Unhealthy relationships? Limiting your full potential because of low self esteem or lack of self confidence? Impulsive behaviors that leave you feeling empty? The real bargain is living a life of healthy functioning. Working toward enduring change. Replacing those parts of your life that hold you back to make room for a life in which you flourish.
(206) 745-0954 View (206) 745-0954

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Number of Therapists in Fremont, Seattle, WA

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Fremont, Seattle, WA who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
72% Life Transitions
71% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Premera
48% Aetna
47% Regence

How Therapists in Fremont, Seattle, WA see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
28% Male
5% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Fremont, 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.