Therapists in Loyal Heights, Seattle, WA

Meg M. Sweeney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Loyal Heights, Seattle, WA 98117  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Depression is very treatable, especially with time spent understanding the causes as well as developing strategies to gradually engage with life again. I also specialize and deeply enjoy working with clients who identify as Highly Sensitive, who tend to get overwhelmed in our busy culture and crave more private time. Highly Sensitive People often have beliefs of shame and inferiority related to how they see themselves.
Depression is very treatable, especially with time spent understanding the causes as well as developing strategies to gradually engage with life again. I also specialize and deeply enjoy working with clients who identify as Highly Sensitive, who tend to get overwhelmed in our busy culture and crave more private time. Highly Sensitive People often have beliefs of shame and inferiority related to how they see themselves.
(206) 829-6811 View (206) 829-6811
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Alex Bohlman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Loyal Heights, Seattle, WA 98117  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anxiety, not feeling good enough, feeling disconnected, or trying to recover and heal from life's challenges? You may have been feeling this way for a while or have recently discovered these emotions and the influence that past experiences have had on who you are today. You want to feel connection, joy, trust in self and others, and a motivation to move through these challenges and go forward in your life. You deserve all of this and have the capacity to create changes. Exploring the present and the past will help give you information to know how to create the future you want.
Are you struggling with anxiety, not feeling good enough, feeling disconnected, or trying to recover and heal from life's challenges? You may have been feeling this way for a while or have recently discovered these emotions and the influence that past experiences have had on who you are today. You want to feel connection, joy, trust in self and others, and a motivation to move through these challenges and go forward in your life. You deserve all of this and have the capacity to create changes. Exploring the present and the past will help give you information to know how to create the future you want.
(206) 222-1480 View (206) 222-1480
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Madison C Linck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMHC, LSWAIC, MSW
Verified Verified
Loyal Heights, Seattle, WA 98117  (Online Only)
www.thehealinglinck.com. I am accepting New CLIENTS! As a therapist, I don’t think therapy should be too stiff. We will build a therapeutic relationship by getting to know each other and building trust. I will be direct, compassionate, and challenge you (gently). I’m a regular person. You may hear me use a cuss word or a few or a lot. I will laugh at your jokes and I would love to meet your pets! Since I provide online therapy, that’s actually possible. I will show you how to be vulnerable and authentic by being that way myself. I will give you direct feedback. You can say whatever you want and I will listen without judgement!
www.thehealinglinck.com. I am accepting New CLIENTS! As a therapist, I don’t think therapy should be too stiff. We will build a therapeutic relationship by getting to know each other and building trust. I will be direct, compassionate, and challenge you (gently). I’m a regular person. You may hear me use a cuss word or a few or a lot. I will laugh at your jokes and I would love to meet your pets! Since I provide online therapy, that’s actually possible. I will show you how to be vulnerable and authentic by being that way myself. I will give you direct feedback. You can say whatever you want and I will listen without judgement!
(206) 278-9850 View (206) 278-9850
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Katie Ribera
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Loyal Heights, Seattle, WA 98117
You are likely searching for a therapist because there is something in your life that is not working well. You may be feeling overwhelmed, distressed, hopeless, or noticing things in your life or in your relationships that you no longer find satisfying. Therapy provides time to consider who you are; it is a collaborative conversation that helps you to explore the ways your experiences have shaped your beliefs, feelings, and assumptions, and to identify the factors which prevent you from making the changes you desire in your life.
You are likely searching for a therapist because there is something in your life that is not working well. You may be feeling overwhelmed, distressed, hopeless, or noticing things in your life or in your relationships that you no longer find satisfying. Therapy provides time to consider who you are; it is a collaborative conversation that helps you to explore the ways your experiences have shaped your beliefs, feelings, and assumptions, and to identify the factors which prevent you from making the changes you desire in your life.
(206) 899-4852 View (206) 899-4852
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Dongwon Park
Counselor, LMHC, MAC, MDiv
Verified Verified
Loyal Heights, Seattle, WA 98117
Are you struggling with loneliness, conflicts, burdens from the past, troublesome behaviors, and cultural baggage? Maybe there are strong feelings you long to process or you are in the middle of a relationship that seeks reconciliation. These experiences can leave you with anxiety, confusion, and stress. If you are seeking a person who would listen to your stories, I want to create a safe space and time with you.
Are you struggling with loneliness, conflicts, burdens from the past, troublesome behaviors, and cultural baggage? Maybe there are strong feelings you long to process or you are in the middle of a relationship that seeks reconciliation. These experiences can leave you with anxiety, confusion, and stress. If you are seeking a person who would listen to your stories, I want to create a safe space and time with you.
(206) 558-0230 View (206) 558-0230
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Prof. Arie T. Greenleaf
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, CHT
Verified Verified
Loyal Heights, Seattle, WA 98117  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm Dr. Arie Greenleaf, Professor of Counseling at NSU and a practicing therapist for the last 17 years. I offer a unique approach to personal growth and self-understanding. My practice focuses on helping clients explore their inner world without judgment or preconceived notions. I guide individuals to observe their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors with clarity and awareness. This process often leads to profound personal transformation. I don't offer quick fixes. Instead, I create a space for clients to understand themselves deeply, honestly, facilitating their own journey of discovery and change.
Welcome! I'm Dr. Arie Greenleaf, Professor of Counseling at NSU and a practicing therapist for the last 17 years. I offer a unique approach to personal growth and self-understanding. My practice focuses on helping clients explore their inner world without judgment or preconceived notions. I guide individuals to observe their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors with clarity and awareness. This process often leads to profound personal transformation. I don't offer quick fixes. Instead, I create a space for clients to understand themselves deeply, honestly, facilitating their own journey of discovery and change.
(206) 385-5978 View (206) 385-5978
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Medicine Heart PLLC
Counselor, LMHC-A, ATR-P
Verified Verified
Loyal Heights, Seattle, WA 98117  (Online Only)
Fatima’s therapy practice focuses on implementing Art Therapy directives, Trauma-informed care, Attachment-based theory, Experiential, Spirituality/holistic approach and Person-centered theory. Fatima is the Owner of Medicine Heart PLLC. Fatima has a M.A in Clinical Mental Health counseling with a specialization in Art Therapy, Chemical Dependency, and Somatic-Interventions.
Fatima’s therapy practice focuses on implementing Art Therapy directives, Trauma-informed care, Attachment-based theory, Experiential, Spirituality/holistic approach and Person-centered theory. Fatima is the Owner of Medicine Heart PLLC. Fatima has a M.A in Clinical Mental Health counseling with a specialization in Art Therapy, Chemical Dependency, and Somatic-Interventions.
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Jana L McCall
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Loyal Heights, Seattle, WA 98117  (Online Only)
Your needs and story are unique and your therapy should be too. Let's find the right therapy for you so you can thrive other than just get by. Whether you’re suffering deeply, experiencing relationship conflict, confused about who you are and how to be true to yourself, unable to connect with others, or bored and uninspired, I’d like to know your story and help you write the next chapters so that you can have your best life. I work with with anxiety, depression, trauma, auto-immune disorders, relationship issues, ADHD/ADD, Autism, OCD, PDA, and all neurodivergent types, and more, and can help you make the changes you hope for.
Your needs and story are unique and your therapy should be too. Let's find the right therapy for you so you can thrive other than just get by. Whether you’re suffering deeply, experiencing relationship conflict, confused about who you are and how to be true to yourself, unable to connect with others, or bored and uninspired, I’d like to know your story and help you write the next chapters so that you can have your best life. I work with with anxiety, depression, trauma, auto-immune disorders, relationship issues, ADHD/ADD, Autism, OCD, PDA, and all neurodivergent types, and more, and can help you make the changes you hope for.
(206) 567-7336 View (206) 567-7336
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Elissa Knight
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Loyal Heights, Seattle, WA 98117  (Online Only)
Changes and transitions in our lives can provide opportunities for growth and insight. My approach is tailored to each client's need- whether you have a specific goal or are simply in need of a supportive space. Everyone has inherent strength that can be drawn upon. Our work together will center around diminishing the struggles that you feel and increasing your enjoyment of life.
Changes and transitions in our lives can provide opportunities for growth and insight. My approach is tailored to each client's need- whether you have a specific goal or are simply in need of a supportive space. Everyone has inherent strength that can be drawn upon. Our work together will center around diminishing the struggles that you feel and increasing your enjoyment of life.
(425) 629-9387 View (425) 629-9387
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Amanda Lee Peterson
Counselor, MAC, LMHC, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loyal Heights, Seattle, WA 98117  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Living with anxiety or OCD is miserable! I have worked with anxiety and OCD for almost a decade and enjoy helping kids, teens and adults break free from the limitations and distress that anxiety creates in daily life. Often I see clients who are discouraged that talk therapy or other treatments have not been helpful. Research consistently demonstrates the importance of evidence-based treatment for moderate to severe anxiety and OCD. Exposure and response prevention (ERP) is essential for successful treatment.
Living with anxiety or OCD is miserable! I have worked with anxiety and OCD for almost a decade and enjoy helping kids, teens and adults break free from the limitations and distress that anxiety creates in daily life. Often I see clients who are discouraged that talk therapy or other treatments have not been helpful. Research consistently demonstrates the importance of evidence-based treatment for moderate to severe anxiety and OCD. Exposure and response prevention (ERP) is essential for successful treatment.
(206) 466-0957 View (206) 466-0957
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Christy D Hofsess
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Loyal Heights, Seattle, WA 98117  (Online Only)
Three fundamental values guide my practice: 1) I value relationships and believe that feeling connected in relationships is essential to overall health and well-being. 2) I value diversity. I believe that the environment within which people live impacts overall health. As such, I respect and work with all aspects of a person's identity (e.g., race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion,). 3) I value a holistic approach. I believe that attending to all aspects of a person's life - emotional, physical, spiritual, intellectual, psychological - is an important part of healing. These are the interconnections within each one of us, within ourselves.
Three fundamental values guide my practice: 1) I value relationships and believe that feeling connected in relationships is essential to overall health and well-being. 2) I value diversity. I believe that the environment within which people live impacts overall health. As such, I respect and work with all aspects of a person's identity (e.g., race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion,). 3) I value a holistic approach. I believe that attending to all aspects of a person's life - emotional, physical, spiritual, intellectual, psychological - is an important part of healing. These are the interconnections within each one of us, within ourselves.
(253) 248-4496 View (253) 248-4496
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Surya Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Loyal Heights, Seattle, WA 98116  (Online Only)
Im a dedicated therapist specializing in helping individuals and couples overcome challenges such as anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, insecurities, and trust issues. By integrating traditional therapy with proven methods, I offer a unique approach to healing and deepening connections. Our daily routines can be powerful opportunities for transformation. I provide personalized practices that foster emotional growth and resilience. These strategies are not only therapeutic but also transformative, designed to heal old wounds and empower you personally. Let's embark on this journey of healing and growth.
Im a dedicated therapist specializing in helping individuals and couples overcome challenges such as anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, insecurities, and trust issues. By integrating traditional therapy with proven methods, I offer a unique approach to healing and deepening connections. Our daily routines can be powerful opportunities for transformation. I provide personalized practices that foster emotional growth and resilience. These strategies are not only therapeutic but also transformative, designed to heal old wounds and empower you personally. Let's embark on this journey of healing and growth.
(206) 222-4182 View (206) 222-4182
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John White
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CMHS
Verified Verified
Loyal Heights, Seattle, WA 98117
Now accepting clients via teletherapy. Teletherapy is secure and easy to use: you simply need access to strong WiFi or cellular, privacy, and a smartphone/tablet/laptop. As a therapist with more than 13 years’ experience in the Seattle area, I provide strengths-based, solution-focused mental health therapy to clients from diverse backgrounds. I specialize in working with young adults, adolescents, and their families. I also frequently work with men and women to address addiction, work performance, relationship challenges, and other life stressors.
Now accepting clients via teletherapy. Teletherapy is secure and easy to use: you simply need access to strong WiFi or cellular, privacy, and a smartphone/tablet/laptop. As a therapist with more than 13 years’ experience in the Seattle area, I provide strengths-based, solution-focused mental health therapy to clients from diverse backgrounds. I specialize in working with young adults, adolescents, and their families. I also frequently work with men and women to address addiction, work performance, relationship challenges, and other life stressors.
(360) 810-5480 View (360) 810-5480
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Katherine Shimada
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Loyal Heights, Seattle, WA 98117  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I always feel honored when others entrust their story with me, and it is my goal to offer a safe, supportive environment in which to do so. I provide individual therapy to adults, some of whom may be experiencing a significant life transition. Others may be managing acute or chronic symptoms that have affected their quality of life. I commonly work with issues related to depression, anxiety, grief/loss, as well as racial, multicultural and gender identities.
I always feel honored when others entrust their story with me, and it is my goal to offer a safe, supportive environment in which to do so. I provide individual therapy to adults, some of whom may be experiencing a significant life transition. Others may be managing acute or chronic symptoms that have affected their quality of life. I commonly work with issues related to depression, anxiety, grief/loss, as well as racial, multicultural and gender identities.
(206) 222-8273 View (206) 222-8273
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Jordan Brand
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loyal Heights, Seattle, WA 98117
Do you find yourself caught in a cycle of negative interactions with your partner, in your closest relationships, or even with yourself? I specialize in working with couples, individuals, and families to foster deeper connection and security within their relationships with self and others. Some common issues that I work with are relational conflict, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Together, with curiosity and compassion, we will explore the places where you feel stuck and create new ways of interacting with yourself and others to bring greater healing and flourishing in your life.
Do you find yourself caught in a cycle of negative interactions with your partner, in your closest relationships, or even with yourself? I specialize in working with couples, individuals, and families to foster deeper connection and security within their relationships with self and others. Some common issues that I work with are relational conflict, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Together, with curiosity and compassion, we will explore the places where you feel stuck and create new ways of interacting with yourself and others to bring greater healing and flourishing in your life.
(206) 589-5611 View (206) 589-5611
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Vanessa Lim
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMHCA, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loyal Heights, Seattle, WA 98117
Therapy does not make hard things easy, but it can make confusing things clearer. My hope is to work with my clients towards real change, greater flexibility, and honesty in the context of a compassionate relationship, all of which are necessary for healing and flourishing. I work with individuals who struggle with intense emotions, out of control behaviors, OCD, addiction, trauma, abuse, and suicidal/self-harm behaviors. I also work with religious or spiritual concerns. I work with people who experience conflict within themselves, with other people in their lives, or with their personal and collective histories.
Therapy does not make hard things easy, but it can make confusing things clearer. My hope is to work with my clients towards real change, greater flexibility, and honesty in the context of a compassionate relationship, all of which are necessary for healing and flourishing. I work with individuals who struggle with intense emotions, out of control behaviors, OCD, addiction, trauma, abuse, and suicidal/self-harm behaviors. I also work with religious or spiritual concerns. I work with people who experience conflict within themselves, with other people in their lives, or with their personal and collective histories.
(206) 203-3401 View (206) 203-3401
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Robyn A Howisey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Loyal Heights, Seattle, WA 98117
Currently accepting new clients. 15+ years in private practice has given me the skills and experience to (actually!) be able to help anxious and depressed teens, young adults, and overwhelmed moms. If you or your teen are stressed, short fused, overwhelmed, anxious, worried, or dreading getting out of bed in the morning - working with me will help. Rather than feeling like you are drowning, our work together will help you feel like you can manage your life, your relationships, and help you move towards happiness, peace, and confidence.
Currently accepting new clients. 15+ years in private practice has given me the skills and experience to (actually!) be able to help anxious and depressed teens, young adults, and overwhelmed moms. If you or your teen are stressed, short fused, overwhelmed, anxious, worried, or dreading getting out of bed in the morning - working with me will help. Rather than feeling like you are drowning, our work together will help you feel like you can manage your life, your relationships, and help you move towards happiness, peace, and confidence.
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Caitlin MacKintosh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Loyal Heights, Seattle, WA 98117  (Online Only)
Seeking clarity? Whether you are making an important decision, wanting to understand relationships, or trying to find peace, having a place where you can sort your thoughts can be paramount to making impactful decisions in your life. I offer a nonjudgmental space where I validate your struggle, offer insight to life's challenges, and empower you to believe in your great capacity to live as your authentic self. Becoming your true self means doing the bold work of facing the past and looking inward. Understanding the past gives clarity to the present. A more clear present allows you to build a life filled with intention and purpose.
Seeking clarity? Whether you are making an important decision, wanting to understand relationships, or trying to find peace, having a place where you can sort your thoughts can be paramount to making impactful decisions in your life. I offer a nonjudgmental space where I validate your struggle, offer insight to life's challenges, and empower you to believe in your great capacity to live as your authentic self. Becoming your true self means doing the bold work of facing the past and looking inward. Understanding the past gives clarity to the present. A more clear present allows you to build a life filled with intention and purpose.
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Thomas Armstrong
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Loyal Heights, Seattle, WA 98117  (Online Only)
Overwhelmed by all the options on here? Wondering whom you'll feel comfortable opening up to? Who will make therapy feel rewarding, even when it's painful. Who will have the expertise to help? I've scrolled here too. Personally, I value a therapist who is warm and engaging, who can support me and challenge me to grow at the same time. In my endorsements you can see how other therapists describe my style. I also value a therapist with true expertise–someone who really gets how your unhelpful thoughts and feelings work. My expertise is in anxiety. Lived experience made me curious about these disorders. I've studied them ever since.
Overwhelmed by all the options on here? Wondering whom you'll feel comfortable opening up to? Who will make therapy feel rewarding, even when it's painful. Who will have the expertise to help? I've scrolled here too. Personally, I value a therapist who is warm and engaging, who can support me and challenge me to grow at the same time. In my endorsements you can see how other therapists describe my style. I also value a therapist with true expertise–someone who really gets how your unhelpful thoughts and feelings work. My expertise is in anxiety. Lived experience made me curious about these disorders. I've studied them ever since.
(509) 739-3628 View (509) 739-3628
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Kara Atkinson
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Loyal Heights, Seattle, WA 98117
Therapy offers a unique opportunity to engage you and the stories that have shaped you – to explore with curiosity and kindness, to be seen and heard, to heal and grow. Clients express a growing desire for more beyond familiar experiences that leave them feeling stuck or exhausted. They find that the courage to honestly tend to current hopes and struggles, including their past, to be a significant and meaningful decision. Relationships are deeply impactful in our lives, contributing to our development as well as our wounding; it is relationship that also fosters a foundation for healing and change.
Therapy offers a unique opportunity to engage you and the stories that have shaped you – to explore with curiosity and kindness, to be seen and heard, to heal and grow. Clients express a growing desire for more beyond familiar experiences that leave them feeling stuck or exhausted. They find that the courage to honestly tend to current hopes and struggles, including their past, to be a significant and meaningful decision. Relationships are deeply impactful in our lives, contributing to our development as well as our wounding; it is relationship that also fosters a foundation for healing and change.
(425) 470-6859 View (425) 470-6859

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Number of Therapists in Loyal Heights, Seattle, WA

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Loyal Heights, Seattle, WA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
91% Depression
79% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
73% Trauma and PTSD
69% Grief
67% Stress

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Premera
46% Regence
44% First Choice Health | FCH

How Therapists in Loyal Heights, Seattle, WA see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
13% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Loyal Heights, Seattle?

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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.