Therapists in Victory Heights, Seattle, WA

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Suzanne Murray
MA, BCBA, LBA
Verified
Victory Heights, Seattle, WA 98125
I specialize in working with children diagnosed with autism, anxiety, ADHD, ODD, and those needing support with emotion regulation. I provide 1:1 child behavioral therapy in the office, home, or school setting as well as parent coaching. Issues addressed may include: behavioral challenges, social skills, attention/focus, toilet training, bedtime routines, selective eating, and tantrum-type behavior. I also have extensive training in the application of behavior analysis to education including addressing special academic needs.
I specialize in working with children diagnosed with autism, anxiety, ADHD, ODD, and those needing support with emotion regulation. I provide 1:1 child behavioral therapy in the office, home, or school setting as well as parent coaching. Issues addressed may include: behavioral challenges, social skills, attention/focus, toilet training, bedtime routines, selective eating, and tantrum-type behavior. I also have extensive training in the application of behavior analysis to education including addressing special academic needs.
(206) 825-6693 View (206) 825-6693
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Jamie Welch
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Victory Heights, Seattle, WA 98125  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Updated 2/19/24: My clients have come to me experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, and many other presenting concerns. In therapy I strive to understand and clarify my clients' goals and help them work toward building insight around their concerns. You don't have to know exactly what your goals might be, and during our work you can always add or change goals. This is your treatment and my hope is that you take an active role in determining the direction and depth of the work that we do together. My hope is that we can end every session feeling that we have made progress.
Updated 2/19/24: My clients have come to me experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, and many other presenting concerns. In therapy I strive to understand and clarify my clients' goals and help them work toward building insight around their concerns. You don't have to know exactly what your goals might be, and during our work you can always add or change goals. This is your treatment and my hope is that you take an active role in determining the direction and depth of the work that we do together. My hope is that we can end every session feeling that we have made progress.
(206) 589-1101 View (206) 589-1101
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Mysti Coccia-Eddy
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Victory Heights, Seattle, WA 98125  (Online Only)
My approach to counseling is positive, strengths-based and client-centered. Every person is capable of healing and growth, and sometimes we need some extra support to get there.
My approach to counseling is positive, strengths-based and client-centered. Every person is capable of healing and growth, and sometimes we need some extra support to get there.
(206) 673-5279 View (206) 673-5279
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Loni Itah
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Victory Heights, Seattle, WA 98101  (Online Only)
When we live our lives in a state of constant fight-or-flight, we can go into survival mode. Worries, phobias, panic attacks, trauma, obsessive thoughts, avoidant behavior, and/or repetitive/compulsive behaviors can make us feel hopeless and helpless. We can find ourselves overthinking, overanalyzing, and feeling powerless. If you're feeling like life hasn't been moving in a positive direction, find yourself in a state of hypervigilence due to trauma and/or frozen by fears and uncertainty, you CAN find your way out - sometimes we just need some extra support to do so.
When we live our lives in a state of constant fight-or-flight, we can go into survival mode. Worries, phobias, panic attacks, trauma, obsessive thoughts, avoidant behavior, and/or repetitive/compulsive behaviors can make us feel hopeless and helpless. We can find ourselves overthinking, overanalyzing, and feeling powerless. If you're feeling like life hasn't been moving in a positive direction, find yourself in a state of hypervigilence due to trauma and/or frozen by fears and uncertainty, you CAN find your way out - sometimes we just need some extra support to do so.
(206) 672-5742 View (206) 672-5742
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Susan M Mccurry
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Victory Heights, Seattle, WA 98125
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in working with midlife and older adults. I use a contextual behavioral science approach to provide evidence-based treatment for enhancing quality of life in healthy aging adults, and also in individuals experiencing age-related changes in physical, cognitive, or psychological function, disturbances in sleep, or residential care transitions and adjustments. I recognize the broad and complex contextual factors that influence the aging process and welcome interdisciplinary collaboration.
I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in working with midlife and older adults. I use a contextual behavioral science approach to provide evidence-based treatment for enhancing quality of life in healthy aging adults, and also in individuals experiencing age-related changes in physical, cognitive, or psychological function, disturbances in sleep, or residential care transitions and adjustments. I recognize the broad and complex contextual factors that influence the aging process and welcome interdisciplinary collaboration.
(206) 743-9484 View (206) 743-9484
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Troy E Fenlason
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Victory Heights, Seattle, WA 98125
Not accepting new clients
My practice is about creating space... a relational space to be, to reflect, to see, to heal, and imagine anew. Life can often feel overwhelming or bring feelings of hopelessness, but our inner resources are often more than we are able to imagine in the moment of our distress. New strength and connection can be found in parts of yourself that have been cut off or neglected for various reasons. Often we need the presence of someone, like a therapist, who has the potential to reflect back who we are being and what we might be neglecting, in order to see ourselves more clearly and engage life and relationships more fully.
My practice is about creating space... a relational space to be, to reflect, to see, to heal, and imagine anew. Life can often feel overwhelming or bring feelings of hopelessness, but our inner resources are often more than we are able to imagine in the moment of our distress. New strength and connection can be found in parts of yourself that have been cut off or neglected for various reasons. Often we need the presence of someone, like a therapist, who has the potential to reflect back who we are being and what we might be neglecting, in order to see ourselves more clearly and engage life and relationships more fully.
(425) 256-3943 View (425) 256-3943
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Kimberly Shea
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Victory Heights, Seattle, WA 98125
Limited Availability. Waitlist for afternoon/evening appts. Hello-I specialize in three areas: Complex Trauma, anxiety, and mood disorders including depression and bipolar. I have advanced training as an EMDR therapist and will typically recommend this for trauma, ptsd, and anxiety, with some exceptions. I also take an ecclectic approach which emphasizes our understanding how and why the brain activates when it perceives a loss of control. I typically combine DBT, CBT, schema-focused and psychodynamic therapies in our work together. I mention these by name as it can be helpful to do some research online, including youtube videos.
Limited Availability. Waitlist for afternoon/evening appts. Hello-I specialize in three areas: Complex Trauma, anxiety, and mood disorders including depression and bipolar. I have advanced training as an EMDR therapist and will typically recommend this for trauma, ptsd, and anxiety, with some exceptions. I also take an ecclectic approach which emphasizes our understanding how and why the brain activates when it perceives a loss of control. I typically combine DBT, CBT, schema-focused and psychodynamic therapies in our work together. I mention these by name as it can be helpful to do some research online, including youtube videos.
(206) 208-2644 View (206) 208-2644
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Derrek Rodney Falor
MEd, CMPC
Victory Heights, Seattle, WA 98125
As a Certified Consultant of The Association For Applied Sport Psychology, my ideal client is the athlete looking to reduce performance anxiety, improve concentration, learn how to effectively set both short-term and long-term goals, increase/maintain motivation, build self-confidence, recover from injury and/or add more effective pre-training and pre-competition routines. I work with athletes as teens, college aged, and professional athletes. My background and specialization is in soccer, although I do work with many other sports and performance situations including tennis, golf, swimming, volleyball, baseball, and basketball.
As a Certified Consultant of The Association For Applied Sport Psychology, my ideal client is the athlete looking to reduce performance anxiety, improve concentration, learn how to effectively set both short-term and long-term goals, increase/maintain motivation, build self-confidence, recover from injury and/or add more effective pre-training and pre-competition routines. I work with athletes as teens, college aged, and professional athletes. My background and specialization is in soccer, although I do work with many other sports and performance situations including tennis, golf, swimming, volleyball, baseball, and basketball.
(216) 539-4787 View (216) 539-4787
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Madeline Frank
PhD, BCBA-D, LBA
Victory Heights, Seattle, WA 98125
My experience as a behavior analyst spans educational, clinical, and home/community settings. I worked for several years as a special education classroom teacher and I feel strongly that parent involvement/training is critical for a child's success. I aim to provide children and families with tools to rapidly improve language comprehension and vocalization, replace problem behaviors, teach self-help skills, and enhance age-appropriate social skills. I primarily work with children between 2-10 years old, but have experience working with clients up to 21 years old.
My experience as a behavior analyst spans educational, clinical, and home/community settings. I worked for several years as a special education classroom teacher and I feel strongly that parent involvement/training is critical for a child's success. I aim to provide children and families with tools to rapidly improve language comprehension and vocalization, replace problem behaviors, teach self-help skills, and enhance age-appropriate social skills. I primarily work with children between 2-10 years old, but have experience working with clients up to 21 years old.
(206) 312-6845 View (206) 312-6845
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Katie Sedgwick
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Victory Heights, Seattle, WA 98125
My approach, inspired by Jungian psychology, uses your dreams as an ally in self-discovery. Our work goes beyond symptom management, into the deep inner territory of self-knowledge and self-actualization. Dreams give you access to the wisdom beneath your waking conscious awareness and enable healing and self-discovery at the depth of the soul. We work together to discover your unique dream symbols which facilitate healing and wholeness, tapping into forgotten capacities and reconnecting with life-giving aspects of your personality and creativity.
My approach, inspired by Jungian psychology, uses your dreams as an ally in self-discovery. Our work goes beyond symptom management, into the deep inner territory of self-knowledge and self-actualization. Dreams give you access to the wisdom beneath your waking conscious awareness and enable healing and self-discovery at the depth of the soul. We work together to discover your unique dream symbols which facilitate healing and wholeness, tapping into forgotten capacities and reconnecting with life-giving aspects of your personality and creativity.
(206) 792-3267 View (206) 792-3267
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Tanya Ruckstuhl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Victory Heights, Seattle, WA 98125
Waitlist for new clients
Are you a growth-minded person who takes responsibility for your wellbeing? Do you have a good quality of life already, but want to use the tool of therapy to uncover old sources of pain and to release thinking and behavioral patterns that no longer serve you? Do you want to develop your relationship skills so that you can express yourself without domination or submission?
Are you a growth-minded person who takes responsibility for your wellbeing? Do you have a good quality of life already, but want to use the tool of therapy to uncover old sources of pain and to release thinking and behavioral patterns that no longer serve you? Do you want to develop your relationship skills so that you can express yourself without domination or submission?
(206) 759-8889 View (206) 759-8889
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Matthew Vogler
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Victory Heights, Seattle, WA 98125
Dr. Vogler is a licensed clinical psychologist offering assessments for children, adolescents, and young adults. He takes a comprehensive, neuropsychological approach to his evaluations which consists of cognitive, academic, and social-emotional functioning. Based on the referral and the needs of the client, his assessments may include attention, executive functioning, learning/memory, personality, sensory, motor, and visuospatial components.
Dr. Vogler is a licensed clinical psychologist offering assessments for children, adolescents, and young adults. He takes a comprehensive, neuropsychological approach to his evaluations which consists of cognitive, academic, and social-emotional functioning. Based on the referral and the needs of the client, his assessments may include attention, executive functioning, learning/memory, personality, sensory, motor, and visuospatial components.
(206) 203-8011 View (206) 203-8011
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William Cornwell
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
8 Endorsed
Victory Heights, Seattle, WA 98125  (Online Only)
My therapeutic practice focuses on helping people from all walks address a wide range of issues including adult ADHD, grief and loss, relationship struggles, depression, and recovery from past trauma and abuse. My work with individuals involves facilitating awareness and insight on how the influences of the past impacts present behavioral, emotional, and cognitive patterns. I focus on interpersonal dynamics, attachment issues, and the function of one's personality type/relational style as it relates to the issues presented.
My therapeutic practice focuses on helping people from all walks address a wide range of issues including adult ADHD, grief and loss, relationship struggles, depression, and recovery from past trauma and abuse. My work with individuals involves facilitating awareness and insight on how the influences of the past impacts present behavioral, emotional, and cognitive patterns. I focus on interpersonal dynamics, attachment issues, and the function of one's personality type/relational style as it relates to the issues presented.
(425) 786-9934 View (425) 786-9934
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Lark Huang-Storms
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Victory Heights, Seattle, WA 98125
Waitlist for new clients
I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in diagnostic assessment of autism across the lifespan (including presentation in adult women). I provide evaluations for clients who wonder about possible autism for themselves or their children. I also have a small therapy practice where I focus on mental health and wellness with clients who are autistic or whose lives are shaped by autism (including Asperger’s Syndrome). Over the past decades, I directed Autism Centers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Oregon Health & Science University where I engaged in research, training and clinical care.
I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in diagnostic assessment of autism across the lifespan (including presentation in adult women). I provide evaluations for clients who wonder about possible autism for themselves or their children. I also have a small therapy practice where I focus on mental health and wellness with clients who are autistic or whose lives are shaped by autism (including Asperger’s Syndrome). Over the past decades, I directed Autism Centers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Oregon Health & Science University where I engaged in research, training and clinical care.
(206) 279-6922 View (206) 279-6922
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Awakenings Hypnosis and Coaching
Verified
Victory Heights, Seattle, WA 98125
Welcome to Awakenings Hypnosis & Coaching. I’m Faith Marshall CHT, and I’m glad you’re here. When used together, hypnosis and coaching are very powerful techniques for better understanding ourselves and making lasting changes. I am a certified Medical Hypnotherapist, specializing in Stress, Sleep and Pain Management. My passion is helping clients with Dementia & Parkinson's families providing education, resources, and hypnosis as support for caregivers and families. My services bring comfort and peace of mind, and even show families how to allow joy to be present the journey. And Remember When you feel the beat...DANCE!
Welcome to Awakenings Hypnosis & Coaching. I’m Faith Marshall CHT, and I’m glad you’re here. When used together, hypnosis and coaching are very powerful techniques for better understanding ourselves and making lasting changes. I am a certified Medical Hypnotherapist, specializing in Stress, Sleep and Pain Management. My passion is helping clients with Dementia & Parkinson's families providing education, resources, and hypnosis as support for caregivers and families. My services bring comfort and peace of mind, and even show families how to allow joy to be present the journey. And Remember When you feel the beat...DANCE!
(206) 309-1195 View (206) 309-1195
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Meaghan Halverson
Counselor, MA, LMHC, ATR-P
Verified
1 Endorsed
Victory Heights, Seattle, WA 98125
Fact: Life can be devastating and hard. Also fact: Life can be breathtakingly beautiful. How can we hold both of these things to be true? Therapy can be a place to learn and practice how to cope with and make something meaningful out of life's biggest setbacks and challenges. I am honored to work with teens and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. I welcome work with neurodiverse, LGBTQIA+, and artists/creatives.
Fact: Life can be devastating and hard. Also fact: Life can be breathtakingly beautiful. How can we hold both of these things to be true? Therapy can be a place to learn and practice how to cope with and make something meaningful out of life's biggest setbacks and challenges. I am honored to work with teens and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. I welcome work with neurodiverse, LGBTQIA+, and artists/creatives.
(206) 759-7155 View (206) 759-7155
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Julie Amundson LMHC
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified
Victory Heights, Seattle, WA 98125  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Change, worry, and upsets are a given. But so is the ability to adjust, heal, create, plan and live more fully. Challenging life experiences can cause us to feel stuck: grief, trauma, unending decision-making, constant fear or worry. We suffer when we are not flowing in heart, head and body. When we carry too much emotional pain, we need to move from isolation to connectedness, gain insight, and find our way.
Change, worry, and upsets are a given. But so is the ability to adjust, heal, create, plan and live more fully. Challenging life experiences can cause us to feel stuck: grief, trauma, unending decision-making, constant fear or worry. We suffer when we are not flowing in heart, head and body. When we carry too much emotional pain, we need to move from isolation to connectedness, gain insight, and find our way.
(206) 203-3998 View (206) 203-3998
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David A Slagle MS LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Victory Heights, Seattle, WA 98125
You may be considering therapy because you feel stuck or dissatisfied with some parts of your life. I am deeply invested in creating a therapeutic relationship that balances safety and connection with appropriate challenge. You can count on careful attention to your inner world as we explore the concerns that trouble you. I am genuine, warm, and collaborative. As someone who believes in the healing power of therapy, I absolutely believe that therapy will lead to more effective coping skills, a healthier relationship with your difficult emotions and for you to feel more connected to those close to you.
You may be considering therapy because you feel stuck or dissatisfied with some parts of your life. I am deeply invested in creating a therapeutic relationship that balances safety and connection with appropriate challenge. You can count on careful attention to your inner world as we explore the concerns that trouble you. I am genuine, warm, and collaborative. As someone who believes in the healing power of therapy, I absolutely believe that therapy will lead to more effective coping skills, a healthier relationship with your difficult emotions and for you to feel more connected to those close to you.
(206) 487-1799 View (206) 487-1799
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Erin Heath
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, ATR
Verified
Victory Heights, Seattle, WA 98125  (Online Only)
My therapy practice is centered in helping people discover the strength they already have, but have been struggling to use. Therapy can be useful for anyone, but sometimes finding the strength to seek out help can be the hardest part. I use a non-judgemental, empathetic, and casual approach with my clients to meet them wherever they are in their lives. Together, we establish goals and solutions. I work with those who are struggling with self-expression and effective communication as well as those who are having difficulty with identity exploration within and outside of relationships.
My therapy practice is centered in helping people discover the strength they already have, but have been struggling to use. Therapy can be useful for anyone, but sometimes finding the strength to seek out help can be the hardest part. I use a non-judgemental, empathetic, and casual approach with my clients to meet them wherever they are in their lives. Together, we establish goals and solutions. I work with those who are struggling with self-expression and effective communication as well as those who are having difficulty with identity exploration within and outside of relationships.
(425) 528-8889 View (425) 528-8889
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Amy Barker D'Alessandro
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Victory Heights, Seattle, WA 98125  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Amy Barker D'Alessandro, Adoption and Trauma Therapist, offers specialized counseling, coaching, consulting, supervision, and public speaking services. Amy holds a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology, is a fully licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Washington state, and is trained in Relational Psychotherapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Attachment Focused Therapy, Filial Play Therapy, and Sand Tray Therapy. She currently works with individuals of all ages, families of all kinds, general counseling clients, and several monthly groups, ongoing retreats, and events.
Amy Barker D'Alessandro, Adoption and Trauma Therapist, offers specialized counseling, coaching, consulting, supervision, and public speaking services. Amy holds a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology, is a fully licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Washington state, and is trained in Relational Psychotherapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Attachment Focused Therapy, Filial Play Therapy, and Sand Tray Therapy. She currently works with individuals of all ages, families of all kinds, general counseling clients, and several monthly groups, ongoing retreats, and events.
(206) 661-2566 View (206) 661-2566

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Number of Therapists in Victory Heights, Seattle, WA

20+

Average cost per session

$172

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

88% Anxiety
63% Relationship Issues
63% Stress
58% Depression
58% Grief
58% Trauma and PTSD
58% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Premera
62% Regence
46% BlueCross and BlueShield

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

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

65% Female
30% Male
5% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Victory 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.