Therapists in Seward Park, Seattle, WA

Photo of Jeanne M Reina, Counselor in Seward Park, Seattle, WA
Jeanne M Reina
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seward Park, Seattle, WA 98118
I work with clients ages 18 and older from a variety of diverse backgrounds. I specialize in working with past trauma, emotional neglect, grief, anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, and everyday stressors, secondary trauma (especially for caregivers). In addition if you find that you have become stuck and need a boost to get back to enjoying life again, I can assist you in overcoming these challenges and discovering your own untapped inner resilience, strength, and authenticity in a way that is deeply meaningful.
I work with clients ages 18 and older from a variety of diverse backgrounds. I specialize in working with past trauma, emotional neglect, grief, anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, and everyday stressors, secondary trauma (especially for caregivers). In addition if you find that you have become stuck and need a boost to get back to enjoying life again, I can assist you in overcoming these challenges and discovering your own untapped inner resilience, strength, and authenticity in a way that is deeply meaningful.
(425) 903-3193 View (425) 903-3193
Photo of Jessica Beattie Psychotherapy, PLLC, Marriage & Family Therapist in Seward Park, Seattle, WA
Jessica Beattie Psychotherapy, PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MHP, CMHS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seward Park, Seattle, WA 98118
Not accepting new clients
I work with individuals, couples, parents, and families from diverse backgrounds. I am passionate about helping clients decrease emotional distress in their lives in order to restore purpose and connection. I believe change is possible when people feel safe to explore their values, hopes, dreams, commitments, and purpose, as well as their disappointments and hurts. I aim to help clients "slow down," encouraging reflection and insight, and the development of healthy coping strategies to create sustainable change. My stance is curious and flexible reflecting my belief that clients are the experts on their lives.
I work with individuals, couples, parents, and families from diverse backgrounds. I am passionate about helping clients decrease emotional distress in their lives in order to restore purpose and connection. I believe change is possible when people feel safe to explore their values, hopes, dreams, commitments, and purpose, as well as their disappointments and hurts. I aim to help clients "slow down," encouraging reflection and insight, and the development of healthy coping strategies to create sustainable change. My stance is curious and flexible reflecting my belief that clients are the experts on their lives.
(206) 538-2805 View (206) 538-2805
Photo of Rachel Freund, Psychologist in Seward Park, Seattle, WA
Rachel Freund
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seward Park, Seattle, WA 98118  (Online Only)
My treatment approach is rooted in my relationship with each individual, and blends client experience, clinical expertise, and evidence-based practices to move toward identified goals. It is collaborative, client-centered, and practical. My aim is to provide a context for healing and growth, so that clients can move toward what is most important and meaningful to them. I bring my personal values of compassion, curiosity, & present-centeredness to sessions. I am gentle & supportive, yet direct & goal-oriented. I am passionate about helping people suffer less and fully live their best lives.
My treatment approach is rooted in my relationship with each individual, and blends client experience, clinical expertise, and evidence-based practices to move toward identified goals. It is collaborative, client-centered, and practical. My aim is to provide a context for healing and growth, so that clients can move toward what is most important and meaningful to them. I bring my personal values of compassion, curiosity, & present-centeredness to sessions. I am gentle & supportive, yet direct & goal-oriented. I am passionate about helping people suffer less and fully live their best lives.
(206) 475-1401 View (206) 475-1401
Photo of Lynn Marie Tienken, Counselor in Seward Park, Seattle, WA
Lynn Marie Tienken
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seward Park, Seattle, WA 98118
With 42 years as a therapist I can say that my passion and joy is sitting with couples and individuals who want more meaning and depth in their relationships. Spirit leads the way in my work. Watching couples light up when they understand how to "be present with curiosity in listening to their partner" adds spark to my day. Knowing that they are beginning to get the tools for change that grow inner confidence is what brings richness to my work and hope for them.
With 42 years as a therapist I can say that my passion and joy is sitting with couples and individuals who want more meaning and depth in their relationships. Spirit leads the way in my work. Watching couples light up when they understand how to "be present with curiosity in listening to their partner" adds spark to my day. Knowing that they are beginning to get the tools for change that grow inner confidence is what brings richness to my work and hope for them.
(206) 488-0469 View (206) 488-0469
Photo of Joseph S Weiss, Psychologist in Seward Park, Seattle, WA
Joseph S Weiss
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seward Park, Seattle, WA 98118  (Online Only)
Do you have repetitive thoughts, worry or overthink things and can't perform as well as you could? Do you want to enhance your success socially or at work, on tests, public speaking or at sports? You can achieve your goals by learning the skills that Olympic athletes use to be calmer and more focused. You can be coached to be more consistently relaxed, and to more effectively handle stress. Call me to identify how you can be helped effectively and more rapidly. I have integrated Western & Eastern methods that complement and enhance the speed and quality of your results.
Do you have repetitive thoughts, worry or overthink things and can't perform as well as you could? Do you want to enhance your success socially or at work, on tests, public speaking or at sports? You can achieve your goals by learning the skills that Olympic athletes use to be calmer and more focused. You can be coached to be more consistently relaxed, and to more effectively handle stress. Call me to identify how you can be helped effectively and more rapidly. I have integrated Western & Eastern methods that complement and enhance the speed and quality of your results.
(206) 745-4933 View (206) 745-4933
Photo of Ari Goodman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Seward Park, Seattle, WA
Ari Goodman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seward Park, Seattle, WA 98118
Waitlist for new clients
If you're reading this, chances are you're feeling stuck, anxious, or even overwhelmed by the challenges you are experiencing. You crave connection, understanding, and fulfillment but might be unsure of how to attain it. Your goals are not just about overcoming the feelings of being stuck, anxious, and depressed; they're about finding satisfaction, discovering the root causes of your struggles, and learning effective strategies to cope and thrive. My ideal client is someone like you – brave individuals looking for guidance in navigating the complexities of their emotions and relationships.
If you're reading this, chances are you're feeling stuck, anxious, or even overwhelmed by the challenges you are experiencing. You crave connection, understanding, and fulfillment but might be unsure of how to attain it. Your goals are not just about overcoming the feelings of being stuck, anxious, and depressed; they're about finding satisfaction, discovering the root causes of your struggles, and learning effective strategies to cope and thrive. My ideal client is someone like you – brave individuals looking for guidance in navigating the complexities of their emotions and relationships.
(206) 539-2738 View (206) 539-2738
Photo of David Fleit - South Seattle Therapy, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Seward Park, Seattle, WA
David Fleit - South Seattle Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA, MPA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seward Park, Seattle, WA 98118
I am a supportive, compassionate, and collaborative therapist. My goal is to build trust with you by creating a safe and supportive environment. You will always be the expert of your life story. I work with a systemic lens. I believe that everyone is impacted by the systems that surround them, which can include their relationships, family, community, and society-at-large. My hope is to partner and collaborate with you to better navigate the challenges you face and support you in your healing and growth journey.
I am a supportive, compassionate, and collaborative therapist. My goal is to build trust with you by creating a safe and supportive environment. You will always be the expert of your life story. I work with a systemic lens. I believe that everyone is impacted by the systems that surround them, which can include their relationships, family, community, and society-at-large. My hope is to partner and collaborate with you to better navigate the challenges you face and support you in your healing and growth journey.
(206) 593-3789 View (206) 593-3789
Photo of Eric Lichter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Seward Park, Seattle, WA
Eric Lichter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Seward Park, Seattle, WA 98118
I am a licensed psychotherapist in the state of Washington. I work with adults, couples and teens who are at a place in their life where they are wanting or needing to make a change, but sometimes not sure how to go about it. My approach encourages clients to take responsibility for their lives but also helps to uncover what obstacles have gotten in the way of them feeling powerful, happy, and in charge of their direction in life.
I am a licensed psychotherapist in the state of Washington. I work with adults, couples and teens who are at a place in their life where they are wanting or needing to make a change, but sometimes not sure how to go about it. My approach encourages clients to take responsibility for their lives but also helps to uncover what obstacles have gotten in the way of them feeling powerful, happy, and in charge of their direction in life.
(206) 504-3752 View (206) 504-3752
Photo of Moriah Brier, Psychologist in Seward Park, Seattle, WA
Moriah Brier
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seward Park, Seattle, WA 98118  (Online Only)
My goal is to help you become more at ease with yourself and your emotions so that you can feel less daunted by the day-to-day, experience more fulfilling relationships, and be more productive in the domains of life that matter to you. I primarily treat anxiety, depression, chronic pain, insomnia, and trauma. My approach focuses on heightening your awareness of the thoughts, negative core beliefs, and behaviors that get in your way and helping you master strategies to address them. This is done within the framework of a relationship in which you feel supported, accepted, and heard.
My goal is to help you become more at ease with yourself and your emotions so that you can feel less daunted by the day-to-day, experience more fulfilling relationships, and be more productive in the domains of life that matter to you. I primarily treat anxiety, depression, chronic pain, insomnia, and trauma. My approach focuses on heightening your awareness of the thoughts, negative core beliefs, and behaviors that get in your way and helping you master strategies to address them. This is done within the framework of a relationship in which you feel supported, accepted, and heard.
(206) 202-5244 View (206) 202-5244
Photo of Nancy Montstream, Counselor in Seward Park, Seattle, WA
Nancy Montstream
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
Seward Park, Seattle, WA 98118  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am glad you are here and taking the first step to make change in your life. I practice from an integrative perspective to fit the needs of each client. Each person has a unique situation that requires me to listen to your story with compassion, curiosity, and openness. I work with clients across the age-span, though I have extensive experience with ages 15-30. Many of my clients enter therapy after a life crisis such as a struggling child or adolescent, a death or illness, a change in career, a break-up, the affect of an addiction, identity issues, or simply patterns of worry or regret.
Welcome! I am glad you are here and taking the first step to make change in your life. I practice from an integrative perspective to fit the needs of each client. Each person has a unique situation that requires me to listen to your story with compassion, curiosity, and openness. I work with clients across the age-span, though I have extensive experience with ages 15-30. Many of my clients enter therapy after a life crisis such as a struggling child or adolescent, a death or illness, a change in career, a break-up, the affect of an addiction, identity issues, or simply patterns of worry or regret.
(206) 385-1289 View (206) 385-1289
Photo of Jennifer Schulz, Counselor in Seward Park, Seattle, WA
Jennifer Schulz
Counselor, MA, LMHC, PhD
Verified Verified
Seward Park, Seattle, WA 98118
I work with individual adult clients and couples who are facing anxiety, depression, life transitions, loss, trauma, and challenges at work or in relationships. Since 2002, I have counseled adults, couples, and groups in community mental health and medical clinics, as well as in my private practice. I have also conducted in-depth research on trauma, hopelessness, empathy, and intimacy. Above all, I believe that my clients, not I, hold the key to their growth and that emotional pain and anxiety, when given respect and non-judgmental attention, can often provide some of the best opportunities for learning.
I work with individual adult clients and couples who are facing anxiety, depression, life transitions, loss, trauma, and challenges at work or in relationships. Since 2002, I have counseled adults, couples, and groups in community mental health and medical clinics, as well as in my private practice. I have also conducted in-depth research on trauma, hopelessness, empathy, and intimacy. Above all, I believe that my clients, not I, hold the key to their growth and that emotional pain and anxiety, when given respect and non-judgmental attention, can often provide some of the best opportunities for learning.
(206) 395-3354 View (206) 395-3354
Photo of Bruce Perham Counseling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Seward Park, Seattle, WA
Bruce Perham Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Seward Park, Seattle, WA 98118
Not accepting new clients
I became a therapist because I want to join with clients as they heal from pain and trauma. People need support for many reasons, some relatively simple and some so complicated as to seem unbearable. Psychotherapy is not only for people with severe illnesses or trauma but for people who feel stuck with their relationships, their careers, their friendships or have experiences that have a major impact on their daily lives and functioning.
I became a therapist because I want to join with clients as they heal from pain and trauma. People need support for many reasons, some relatively simple and some so complicated as to seem unbearable. Psychotherapy is not only for people with severe illnesses or trauma but for people who feel stuck with their relationships, their careers, their friendships or have experiences that have a major impact on their daily lives and functioning.
(206) 973-2296 View (206) 973-2296
Photo of Amanda Hoag, Marriage & Family Therapist in Seward Park, Seattle, WA
Amanda Hoag
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
Seward Park, Seattle, WA 98118  (Online Only)
Have you faced recent stress or life transitions? Have you felt held back by anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem? Are you wanting to improve your relationships or start dating again? It can be challenging to ask for help especially if you have been feeling burnt out or overwhelmed. I provide a warm and comfortable space for you to unburden stress and learn more about yourself. My goal is for you to feel empowered and heard in a place of nonjudgement. I'll not only help you gain insight into your situation but will also give you here-and-now tools to start making changes.
Have you faced recent stress or life transitions? Have you felt held back by anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem? Are you wanting to improve your relationships or start dating again? It can be challenging to ask for help especially if you have been feeling burnt out or overwhelmed. I provide a warm and comfortable space for you to unburden stress and learn more about yourself. My goal is for you to feel empowered and heard in a place of nonjudgement. I'll not only help you gain insight into your situation but will also give you here-and-now tools to start making changes.
(206) 875-2893 View (206) 875-2893
Photo of Re-Story Therapy, Marriage & Family Therapist in Seward Park, Seattle, WA
Re-Story Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Seward Park, Seattle, WA 98118
Many times when people find themselves in challenging circumstances, they are able to find solutions on their own. This innovation and resourcefulness in people excites me and gives me hope. Other times, the difficulties life throws one's way may seem too overwhelming, complicated or scary to deal with. Sometimes people come up with temporary solutions to problems so they can cope in the meantime. All of these responses to adversity and challenges are normal and, in my experience, people seek out therapy when their options or their “stories” feel stuck.
Many times when people find themselves in challenging circumstances, they are able to find solutions on their own. This innovation and resourcefulness in people excites me and gives me hope. Other times, the difficulties life throws one's way may seem too overwhelming, complicated or scary to deal with. Sometimes people come up with temporary solutions to problems so they can cope in the meantime. All of these responses to adversity and challenges are normal and, in my experience, people seek out therapy when their options or their “stories” feel stuck.
(206) 495-4857 View (206) 495-4857
Photo of Dominique Washington, Pre-Licensed Professional in Seward Park, Seattle, WA
Dominique Washington
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LMFTA, CST
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seward Park, Seattle, WA 98118  (Online Only)
Sometimes, we simply need someone to hold space for us, someone to offer a safe, non-judgmental, accepting environment to feel heard and seen. Therapy is a time for just that: a time to explore yourself and to create self-awareness of your cognitions and social systems in ways that impact your feelings and behaviors. Therapy is a journey, a commitment to whole person healing for lasting change. I believe that clients have the power to reclaim their stories, as the experts of their own lives. I am committed to working with you to explore what might be keeping you from living and loving authentically.
Sometimes, we simply need someone to hold space for us, someone to offer a safe, non-judgmental, accepting environment to feel heard and seen. Therapy is a time for just that: a time to explore yourself and to create self-awareness of your cognitions and social systems in ways that impact your feelings and behaviors. Therapy is a journey, a commitment to whole person healing for lasting change. I believe that clients have the power to reclaim their stories, as the experts of their own lives. I am committed to working with you to explore what might be keeping you from living and loving authentically.
(425) 437-2034 View (425) 437-2034
Photo of Ed Aronwald, Counselor in Seward Park, Seattle, WA
Ed Aronwald
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seward Park, Seattle, WA 98118
I work with children and adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, grief and loss, family changes, challenging peer relationships and the behaviors that can result from these issues. I have training and experience using Play Therapy and Sandplay, which employ children's natural way of communicating and learning, as well as other therapeutic modalities as appropriate to each individual. My approach is client centered and often non-directive, believing that when children experience emotional safety in a non-judgmental relationship, their inner wisdom naturally emerges to guide their learning, healing and growth.
I work with children and adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, grief and loss, family changes, challenging peer relationships and the behaviors that can result from these issues. I have training and experience using Play Therapy and Sandplay, which employ children's natural way of communicating and learning, as well as other therapeutic modalities as appropriate to each individual. My approach is client centered and often non-directive, believing that when children experience emotional safety in a non-judgmental relationship, their inner wisdom naturally emerges to guide their learning, healing and growth.
(206) 565-1437 View (206) 565-1437
Photo of Molly Coffin Therapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Seward Park, Seattle, WA
Molly Coffin Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSWAIC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Seward Park, Seattle, WA 98118
We can never be fully prepared for how life changes once we have children. Learning how to be a parent without losing other important relationships and parts of ourselves can be even more challenging if we’re dealing with a traumatic birth, unexpected medical diagnoses, or an increase in anxiety, overwhelm, or anger. I am a therapist who listens closely and with curiosity, who will support you in processing loss and rebuilding your sense of self and your relationships. With humor and compassion, I can guide you in strengthening your confidence and identity as a parent and a partner.
We can never be fully prepared for how life changes once we have children. Learning how to be a parent without losing other important relationships and parts of ourselves can be even more challenging if we’re dealing with a traumatic birth, unexpected medical diagnoses, or an increase in anxiety, overwhelm, or anger. I am a therapist who listens closely and with curiosity, who will support you in processing loss and rebuilding your sense of self and your relationships. With humor and compassion, I can guide you in strengthening your confidence and identity as a parent and a partner.
(206) 589-1740 View (206) 589-1740
Photo of Jane McPhedran, Marriage & Family Therapist in Seward Park, Seattle, WA
Jane McPhedran
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Seward Park, Seattle, WA 98118
I work with individuals and couples who are navigating life transitions, interested in improving their relationships, or experiencing anxiety or depression. I strive to create a nurturing environment, where you feel heard and accepted. Together, we approach life’s challenges as opportunities for growth and transformation.
I work with individuals and couples who are navigating life transitions, interested in improving their relationships, or experiencing anxiety or depression. I strive to create a nurturing environment, where you feel heard and accepted. Together, we approach life’s challenges as opportunities for growth and transformation.
(206) 309-0813 View (206) 309-0813
Photo of Derynne Samson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Seward Park, Seattle, WA
Derynne Samson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LMFTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seward Park, Seattle, WA 98118  (Online Only)
Are you thrown off balance by unresolved fears, shame, anxiety or distress? Is your relationship with food and your body a source of stress that interrupts your ability to fully immerse yourself in the present moment, robbing you of connection with yourself and others? For many of us, our past collides with the present and we struggle to make sense of our lived experience. I am of the mind that the only way out is in. I welcome you to embark on a journey into yourself, where you may discover abandoned and rejected parts of yourself, and a wellspring of insight and self-compassion for your most difficult challenges.
Are you thrown off balance by unresolved fears, shame, anxiety or distress? Is your relationship with food and your body a source of stress that interrupts your ability to fully immerse yourself in the present moment, robbing you of connection with yourself and others? For many of us, our past collides with the present and we struggle to make sense of our lived experience. I am of the mind that the only way out is in. I welcome you to embark on a journey into yourself, where you may discover abandoned and rejected parts of yourself, and a wellspring of insight and self-compassion for your most difficult challenges.
(206) 222-4168 View (206) 222-4168
Photo of Anthony Harris, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Seward Park, Seattle, WA
Anthony Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Seward Park, Seattle, WA 98118  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a Talk Therapist and Social Worker (LSWAIC) with several years experience in the field of mental health. I have experience as a clinician working in inpatient mental health, community mental health and community corrections settings. I serve adults from 18 years of age to 65+.
Hello! I am a Talk Therapist and Social Worker (LSWAIC) with several years experience in the field of mental health. I have experience as a clinician working in inpatient mental health, community mental health and community corrections settings. I serve adults from 18 years of age to 65+.
(206) 202-8335 View (206) 202-8335

See more therapy options for Seward Park, Seattle

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Seward Park, Seattle, WA

30+

Average cost per session

$170

Therapists in Seward Park, Seattle, WA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
89% Self Esteem
81% Trauma and PTSD
75% Relationship Issues
75% Grief
75% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Premera
62% First Choice Health | FCH
62% Kaiser (Out-of-Network)

How Therapists in Seward Park, Seattle, WA see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

55% Female
33% Male
12% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Seward Park, 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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.