Therapists in SoDo, Seattle, WA

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Allie Ash
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
SoDo, Seattle, WA 98119  (Online Only)
As we enter this spring time, it is full of new beginnings through the joy of the sunshine coming through the great pacific northwest and newness blooming outside and within us. I am a psychotherapist that works primarily with clients that experience anxiety and depressive signs and symptoms. In my approach, I provide support in identifying the triggers that impact the anxiety to fester and how to reverse the depression by using a cognitive behavioral therapy approach.
As we enter this spring time, it is full of new beginnings through the joy of the sunshine coming through the great pacific northwest and newness blooming outside and within us. I am a psychotherapist that works primarily with clients that experience anxiety and depressive signs and symptoms. In my approach, I provide support in identifying the triggers that impact the anxiety to fester and how to reverse the depression by using a cognitive behavioral therapy approach.
(206) 207-5228 View (206) 207-5228
Photo of Pete Lobert, Counselor in SoDo, Seattle, WA
Pete Lobert
Counselor, MA, LMHC, PCC-S
Verified Verified
SoDo, Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
At The Care Center I specialize in relationship counseling and complex trauma, PTSD, and Dissociative Identity Disorder. I help marriages or couples dealing with infidelity, blended family issues, conflict, communication issues, and couples in crisis. I'm also passionate about helping others heal from past traumas. My philosophy is to find the roots of the problems and resolve them rather than simply helping learn awkward coping skills. At The Care Center you won't learn weird communication skills or deep breathing techniques. We work on healing wounds and rebuilding trust. When you do these things you won't need more "skills."
At The Care Center I specialize in relationship counseling and complex trauma, PTSD, and Dissociative Identity Disorder. I help marriages or couples dealing with infidelity, blended family issues, conflict, communication issues, and couples in crisis. I'm also passionate about helping others heal from past traumas. My philosophy is to find the roots of the problems and resolve them rather than simply helping learn awkward coping skills. At The Care Center you won't learn weird communication skills or deep breathing techniques. We work on healing wounds and rebuilding trust. When you do these things you won't need more "skills."
(206) 752-2665 View (206) 752-2665
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Marilyn Sueirro
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
SoDo, Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
My practice leans toward supporting individuals who are feeling stuck, struggling in relationships, and/or needing a fresh approach to living life in such a way that you feel you have more control over your experience. We’ll work to understand identity and the roles that it plays, make shifts in internal and external communication habits, incorporate personal values in every-day living, cultivate patience, and treat each day as if you are living on purpose.
My practice leans toward supporting individuals who are feeling stuck, struggling in relationships, and/or needing a fresh approach to living life in such a way that you feel you have more control over your experience. We’ll work to understand identity and the roles that it plays, make shifts in internal and external communication habits, incorporate personal values in every-day living, cultivate patience, and treat each day as if you are living on purpose.
(206) 279-1863 View (206) 279-1863
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Inner Peace Counseling
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
SoDo, Seattle, WA 98101  (Online Only)
The daily struggles of life, loss, relationships, and health are real. But we are not supposed to face them alone. We may not choose the pain that comes our way, but we can choose how we respond. Inner peace and strength are gifts from God — gifts that are within our reach. I will partner with you in your journey toward healing, providing the resources and space you need to apply faith and skill in everyday life.
The daily struggles of life, loss, relationships, and health are real. But we are not supposed to face them alone. We may not choose the pain that comes our way, but we can choose how we respond. Inner peace and strength are gifts from God — gifts that are within our reach. I will partner with you in your journey toward healing, providing the resources and space you need to apply faith and skill in everyday life.
(206) 208-0278 View (206) 208-0278
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Justin Rosgen
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
SoDo, Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients. "While we all move through similar spectrums of emotions and experience similar battles with attachment and old patterns, we all have unique conditioning that sets us apart from each other. No two people have traveled the same journey. And we each have our own emotional history that we have to traverse when we start our healing. Since each individual has their own conditioning, how one person heals is not how all people heal." (Yung Pueblo, Lighter 2022) As a therapist, I hope to create and hold a place where clients can feel safe to do the work they desire to move closer to the life they would like to live.
Accepting new clients. "While we all move through similar spectrums of emotions and experience similar battles with attachment and old patterns, we all have unique conditioning that sets us apart from each other. No two people have traveled the same journey. And we each have our own emotional history that we have to traverse when we start our healing. Since each individual has their own conditioning, how one person heals is not how all people heal." (Yung Pueblo, Lighter 2022) As a therapist, I hope to create and hold a place where clients can feel safe to do the work they desire to move closer to the life they would like to live.
(206) 589-5151 View (206) 589-5151
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Golden West Counseling, PLLC
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LMFT
Verified Verified
SoDo, Seattle, WA 98104
Accepting New Clients! Have you found yourself making changes to your life, such as a job change, a new partner, weight loss, or moving to a new city, and you feel disconnected? Do you find yourself asking questions, "Why haven't things changed? Will I ever find happiness?" In many cases, the external changes are not enough. Many times, what is needed is a change within us. By creating inner changes, we can find healing, joy, and peace within ourselves, so that the external change can be fully enjoyed.
Accepting New Clients! Have you found yourself making changes to your life, such as a job change, a new partner, weight loss, or moving to a new city, and you feel disconnected? Do you find yourself asking questions, "Why haven't things changed? Will I ever find happiness?" In many cases, the external changes are not enough. Many times, what is needed is a change within us. By creating inner changes, we can find healing, joy, and peace within ourselves, so that the external change can be fully enjoyed.
(206) 257-3810 View (206) 257-3810
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Austen Case
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MHP
Verified Verified
SoDo, Seattle, WA 98122  (Online Only)
I am a Seattle-based therapist who believes that healing our internal worlds leads us to freedom. Freedom from shame cycles, from abusive patterns, and toxic relationships. I believe that you are the best expert on your own life and am here to help unravel maladaptive thoughts and behaviors that have helped you survive life up until now, to access your inner expert. I work collaboratively to create an individualized treatment plan that works for your specific needs. Training: Trauma-informed Psychotherapy, EMDR, Attachment Theory, Psilocybin Microdosing. Specialties: healing from Sexual Harm, Domestic Violence, PTSD, PMDD & Anxiety.
I am a Seattle-based therapist who believes that healing our internal worlds leads us to freedom. Freedom from shame cycles, from abusive patterns, and toxic relationships. I believe that you are the best expert on your own life and am here to help unravel maladaptive thoughts and behaviors that have helped you survive life up until now, to access your inner expert. I work collaboratively to create an individualized treatment plan that works for your specific needs. Training: Trauma-informed Psychotherapy, EMDR, Attachment Theory, Psilocybin Microdosing. Specialties: healing from Sexual Harm, Domestic Violence, PTSD, PMDD & Anxiety.
(206) 736-3824 View (206) 736-3824
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Leslie Shapiro
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
SoDo, Seattle, WA 98134  (Online Only)
If you're reading this, you're thinking about how a regular video session with a therapist could help make your life better during these difficult times. I believe in a collaborative approach to therapy, where you feel validated, supported, and gently challenged. This balance is essential, as avoidance can hinder your progress and personal growth. I recognize the importance of your family of origin, background, and culture, as these factors play a crucial role in the therapeutic process. My goal is to encourage you to move forward at your own pace, while also inspiring you to push yourself in order to foster positive change.
If you're reading this, you're thinking about how a regular video session with a therapist could help make your life better during these difficult times. I believe in a collaborative approach to therapy, where you feel validated, supported, and gently challenged. This balance is essential, as avoidance can hinder your progress and personal growth. I recognize the importance of your family of origin, background, and culture, as these factors play a crucial role in the therapeutic process. My goal is to encourage you to move forward at your own pace, while also inspiring you to push yourself in order to foster positive change.
(253) 352-3759 View (253) 352-3759
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Billie Bloom
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
SoDo, Seattle, WA 98134
The relationship I develop with both individuals and partners seeks to prioritize and build value around your own unique identity, as well as your singular and/or cultural understanding of wellness, safety, trust, and strength. Together we will explore the intersections of mind, body, community, and spirit to find new ways of being in the world that foster a lively and meaningful life. I consider you to be the expert of the meaning you pursue, and I value time spent letting you in on the “secret” of the therapeutic process so we can bend it to your individual need. I am LGBTQ+ affirming, as well as polyamory and kink affirming.
The relationship I develop with both individuals and partners seeks to prioritize and build value around your own unique identity, as well as your singular and/or cultural understanding of wellness, safety, trust, and strength. Together we will explore the intersections of mind, body, community, and spirit to find new ways of being in the world that foster a lively and meaningful life. I consider you to be the expert of the meaning you pursue, and I value time spent letting you in on the “secret” of the therapeutic process so we can bend it to your individual need. I am LGBTQ+ affirming, as well as polyamory and kink affirming.
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Andrew Ohlstrom
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
SoDo, Seattle, WA 98104
Are past experiences getting in the way of your current relationship? Perhaps you feel lost in who you are. Or maybe you are struggling to feel settled within your career. I help support clients in understanding and resolving issues within the context of work, personal life and relationships. We will regain your strength and create a sense of autonomy over your decisions and choices. I also support individuals and couples in setting boundaries, communicating effectively, and building a sense of self as we work through your main struggles.
Are past experiences getting in the way of your current relationship? Perhaps you feel lost in who you are. Or maybe you are struggling to feel settled within your career. I help support clients in understanding and resolving issues within the context of work, personal life and relationships. We will regain your strength and create a sense of autonomy over your decisions and choices. I also support individuals and couples in setting boundaries, communicating effectively, and building a sense of self as we work through your main struggles.
(206) 350-9238 View (206) 350-9238
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Carla L. Buck
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
SoDo, Seattle, WA 98168  (Online Only)
Limited sessions available - Specializing in working alongside high achievers in fast-paced industries including tech, law and the medical field. You likely feel burned out and overwhelmed by the relentless demands you're up against at work and in your personal life. If you find yourself constantly placing high expectations on yourself and feeling the weight of heavy self and external pressures; I get you. I specialize in working with high achievers just like you who have no space to recover mentally or physically, and who feel exhausted and inefficient in many areas of life.
Limited sessions available - Specializing in working alongside high achievers in fast-paced industries including tech, law and the medical field. You likely feel burned out and overwhelmed by the relentless demands you're up against at work and in your personal life. If you find yourself constantly placing high expectations on yourself and feeling the weight of heavy self and external pressures; I get you. I specialize in working with high achievers just like you who have no space to recover mentally or physically, and who feel exhausted and inefficient in many areas of life.
(206) 203-4851 View (206) 203-4851
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RIM Holistic Health (Stephanie Tumba)
Counselor, MACP, LMHC
Verified Verified
SoDo, Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
My speciality is working with those who want to improve their overall wellbeing. Do you feel stuck in stress, sadness, trauma, numbness, or isolation? Perhaps you struggle to maintain relationships, or find yourself in a cycle of unhealthy boundaries. You may question your own worth and struggle to communicate your thoughts and feelings with those in your life. Whatever your struggles, you are most likely hoping for more peace of mind, connection, confidence, and compassion. Just like our bodies heal from scrapes and bruises, we are also built and meant to heal emotionally and mentally. Counseling is a great way to gain life skills.
My speciality is working with those who want to improve their overall wellbeing. Do you feel stuck in stress, sadness, trauma, numbness, or isolation? Perhaps you struggle to maintain relationships, or find yourself in a cycle of unhealthy boundaries. You may question your own worth and struggle to communicate your thoughts and feelings with those in your life. Whatever your struggles, you are most likely hoping for more peace of mind, connection, confidence, and compassion. Just like our bodies heal from scrapes and bruises, we are also built and meant to heal emotionally and mentally. Counseling is a great way to gain life skills.
(509) 408-0108 View (509) 408-0108
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Hannah Krajnik
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
SoDo, Seattle, WA 98134  (Online Only)
Loss doesn’t only occur when someone dies. At times, the grief that accompanies loss can be debilitating. Whether it is caused by the death of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, the loss of an opportunity, or the loss of faith in ourselves or our world, grief can make us question everything we know. But you don’t have to go through this alone. Together we can work through the pain of grief to accept the reality of the loss and adjust to living a new and fulfilling life.
Loss doesn’t only occur when someone dies. At times, the grief that accompanies loss can be debilitating. Whether it is caused by the death of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, the loss of an opportunity, or the loss of faith in ourselves or our world, grief can make us question everything we know. But you don’t have to go through this alone. Together we can work through the pain of grief to accept the reality of the loss and adjust to living a new and fulfilling life.
(206) 279-1065 View (206) 279-1065
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Maureen Cafarelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
SoDo, Seattle, WA 98121  (Online Only)
Everyone goes through challenging situations in their life. I am here to help you find the healthiest way to navigate difficult situations, achieve personal goals and work toward getting you where you want to be in a mindful and meaningful way. I use evidenced based therapies to provide effective treatments for a variety of issues and situations. I have over 15 years of experience working with individuals going through some tough life changes! I look forward to helping you navigate some of these life changes!
Everyone goes through challenging situations in their life. I am here to help you find the healthiest way to navigate difficult situations, achieve personal goals and work toward getting you where you want to be in a mindful and meaningful way. I use evidenced based therapies to provide effective treatments for a variety of issues and situations. I have over 15 years of experience working with individuals going through some tough life changes! I look forward to helping you navigate some of these life changes!
(425) 578-5917 View (425) 578-5917
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Isha Aggarwal
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
SoDo, Seattle, WA 98134  (Online Only)
Are you feeling alone in navigating your mental health struggles? Are you struggling with depression, trauma, bipolar disorder, spiritual crisis, or another issue where you feel stuck? I offer sensitive and responsive therapy to help you understand yourself better and navigate through challenging times. I have expertise in mental illness and approach your issues from a gentle, non judgmental place. I’ve worked in severe mental health settings, trauma research, and with refugees. I’ve also facilitated support groups in bipolar disorder and depression.
Are you feeling alone in navigating your mental health struggles? Are you struggling with depression, trauma, bipolar disorder, spiritual crisis, or another issue where you feel stuck? I offer sensitive and responsive therapy to help you understand yourself better and navigate through challenging times. I have expertise in mental illness and approach your issues from a gentle, non judgmental place. I’ve worked in severe mental health settings, trauma research, and with refugees. I’ve also facilitated support groups in bipolar disorder and depression.
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Adam Johnson
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
SoDo, Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with your mood or ADHD? Do you think your partner is not listening to you, not understanding you, or not considering you? Are you struggling with hope or your identity? Well I am here to help. If you find you having issues with controlling you emotions, negative thoughts about yourself or what is going on around you, or can not seem to do the things you want, then reach out now so you can start improving today. Do you find you have issues with accountability, discipline, or self-awareness, which impacts your everyday life? If these are issues that impact you, if you are not sure what to do, please reach out.
Are you struggling with your mood or ADHD? Do you think your partner is not listening to you, not understanding you, or not considering you? Are you struggling with hope or your identity? Well I am here to help. If you find you having issues with controlling you emotions, negative thoughts about yourself or what is going on around you, or can not seem to do the things you want, then reach out now so you can start improving today. Do you find you have issues with accountability, discipline, or self-awareness, which impacts your everyday life? If these are issues that impact you, if you are not sure what to do, please reach out.
(206) 567-1397 View (206) 567-1397
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Ilana Skarling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
SoDo, Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
You are not too much. Nor is what you have been through too much. If you struggle with gender or sexual identity, sexual or domestic violence, or other forms of lasting trauma, I can help. Just know that I believe you to be, at this moment, exactly who you need to be in order to survive. I also believe that things can get better.
You are not too much. Nor is what you have been through too much. If you struggle with gender or sexual identity, sexual or domestic violence, or other forms of lasting trauma, I can help. Just know that I believe you to be, at this moment, exactly who you need to be in order to survive. I also believe that things can get better.
(206) 752-5508 View (206) 752-5508
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Casey Chow
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
SoDo, Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
As a 2nd gen Asian-American born to immigrant parents, my cultural identity has been one of depth and confusion. Holding values from my parent’s home countries, mixed with my American values; it has widened my understanding of mental health from a cultural lens. I'd like to provide a space for those exploring their identities and culture and how it has played a part in your upbringing and development. I understand family values are important, but sometimes can conflict with our own individual goals and experiences. In the space, I hope you can feel comfortable to casually show up as you are. I am an intermediate ABCantonese speaker.
As a 2nd gen Asian-American born to immigrant parents, my cultural identity has been one of depth and confusion. Holding values from my parent’s home countries, mixed with my American values; it has widened my understanding of mental health from a cultural lens. I'd like to provide a space for those exploring their identities and culture and how it has played a part in your upbringing and development. I understand family values are important, but sometimes can conflict with our own individual goals and experiences. In the space, I hope you can feel comfortable to casually show up as you are. I am an intermediate ABCantonese speaker.
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Katee Martinez
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
SoDo, Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! Do you feel stuck or out of control? Is it difficult to relax no matter how hard you try? Maybe you feel misunderstood or alone even when you’re surrounded by friends and loved ones. This pain can feel endless. As a team, we will work to heal and unlearn patterns and beliefs that contribute to anxiety, uncertainty, and loneliness. Together, we will explore ways to help you navigate anxieties and self-doubt to feel more in control of your life and more empowered to fully be yourself.
Accepting new clients! Do you feel stuck or out of control? Is it difficult to relax no matter how hard you try? Maybe you feel misunderstood or alone even when you’re surrounded by friends and loved ones. This pain can feel endless. As a team, we will work to heal and unlearn patterns and beliefs that contribute to anxiety, uncertainty, and loneliness. Together, we will explore ways to help you navigate anxieties and self-doubt to feel more in control of your life and more empowered to fully be yourself.
(206) 589-8919 View (206) 589-8919
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Shelly Tiemeyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MA
Verified Verified
SoDo, Seattle, WA 98134  (Online Only)
I provide therapy for women and work with a wide variety of topics including spirituality, grief and loss, life transitions, codependency, and anxiety. My priority is that our work together will feel safe, restful, soulful, empowering, and hopeful. I offer individual counseling for adults, counseling for creatives, and Lifespan Integration therapy. My hope is for movement toward more freedom, vulnerability, authenticity, and love for yourself and others.
I provide therapy for women and work with a wide variety of topics including spirituality, grief and loss, life transitions, codependency, and anxiety. My priority is that our work together will feel safe, restful, soulful, empowering, and hopeful. I offer individual counseling for adults, counseling for creatives, and Lifespan Integration therapy. My hope is for movement toward more freedom, vulnerability, authenticity, and love for yourself and others.
(206) 462-4573 View (206) 462-4573

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Number of Therapists in SoDo, Seattle, WA

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in SoDo, Seattle, WA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
81% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
72% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Premera
58% Aetna
53% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in SoDo, Seattle, WA see their clients

63% Online Only
37% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

75% Female
23% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in SoDo, 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.