Therapists in West Seattle, Seattle, WA

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Karli Holman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Seattle, Seattle, WA 98126  (Online Only)
Life is hard, messy, beautiful, rewarding, and everything in between.  Choosing to come to therapy can feel the same way.  I am here to support you as you begin this journey in therapy to discover pieces of yourself that you may not have known existed. While this may seem daunting, you have a partner in me to guide you, support you, and challenge you.  Maybe you have found yourself worrying more than usual, struggling with life transitions, not feeling like yourself, or struggling to communicate with your partner.  Let's work together to find what works for you.
Life is hard, messy, beautiful, rewarding, and everything in between.  Choosing to come to therapy can feel the same way.  I am here to support you as you begin this journey in therapy to discover pieces of yourself that you may not have known existed. While this may seem daunting, you have a partner in me to guide you, support you, and challenge you.  Maybe you have found yourself worrying more than usual, struggling with life transitions, not feeling like yourself, or struggling to communicate with your partner.  Let's work together to find what works for you.
(253) 523-3475 View (253) 523-3475
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Robyn Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
West Seattle, Seattle, WA 98116  (Online Only)
I am a compassionate and engaging therapist who will create a safe environment for you. Here, you will feel comfortable discussing your struggles, concerns, and feelings. I will guide and support you as you examine different aspects of your life and come to conclusions that help you create a new ability to engage with your world.
I am a compassionate and engaging therapist who will create a safe environment for you. Here, you will feel comfortable discussing your struggles, concerns, and feelings. I will guide and support you as you examine different aspects of your life and come to conclusions that help you create a new ability to engage with your world.
(206) 222-1758 View (206) 222-1758
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Sarah B Campbell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Seattle, Seattle, WA 98136
Waitlist for new clients
Perhaps you're hoping to improve your your mood, increase your self-compassion, or enhance your romantic relationship. Maybe you're seeking a non-judgmental and supportive relationship with your therapist, within which you can learn strategies you can use right away. If so, I look forward to hearing from you! I primarily treat anxiety, PTSD, and relationship concerns, and I have over a decade of experience supporting individuals and couples in their therapy goals. I'm also pleased to offer trainings on trauma-informed healthcare and no-cost evaluations for asylum seekers.
Perhaps you're hoping to improve your your mood, increase your self-compassion, or enhance your romantic relationship. Maybe you're seeking a non-judgmental and supportive relationship with your therapist, within which you can learn strategies you can use right away. If so, I look forward to hearing from you! I primarily treat anxiety, PTSD, and relationship concerns, and I have over a decade of experience supporting individuals and couples in their therapy goals. I'm also pleased to offer trainings on trauma-informed healthcare and no-cost evaluations for asylum seekers.
(206) 594-5502 View (206) 594-5502
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Nancy Case
Counselor, MA, LMHC, she/her
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Seattle, Seattle, WA 98116  (Online Only)
We all struggle from time to time, it's part of being human. While we often wish our difficult feelings would just go away, these periods of struggle can be an invitation for growth. Therapy will help you get through a difficult time and as you do you will gain the knowledge and tools necessary to make lasting positive change in your life. I help individual clients who feel stuck or dissatisfied with some aspect of their life increase self-awareness and self-compassion and decrease unwanted symptoms such as anxiety, depression and negative thoughts. ​​www.nancycasecounseling.com
We all struggle from time to time, it's part of being human. While we often wish our difficult feelings would just go away, these periods of struggle can be an invitation for growth. Therapy will help you get through a difficult time and as you do you will gain the knowledge and tools necessary to make lasting positive change in your life. I help individual clients who feel stuck or dissatisfied with some aspect of their life increase self-awareness and self-compassion and decrease unwanted symptoms such as anxiety, depression and negative thoughts. ​​www.nancycasecounseling.com
(206) 565-0811 View (206) 565-0811
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McKenna Cosottile
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Seattle, Seattle, WA 98116
Maybe you’re a parent worried about being “good enough,” whether your child’s behavior is “normal”, whether they are safe. Maybe you’re a teenager, feeling heartbroken over a friendship, unsure of who you are in the world, anxious about school tomorrow. Whether you're a kid (0-12yo), teenager (13-19yo), or parent, I think I can help. You have known you, and/or your child, your entire life — you are the expert in you. What I bring is expertise in pediatric evidence-based interventions. My hope is that together, we can create a context that feels safe to explore new patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving that improve your life.
Maybe you’re a parent worried about being “good enough,” whether your child’s behavior is “normal”, whether they are safe. Maybe you’re a teenager, feeling heartbroken over a friendship, unsure of who you are in the world, anxious about school tomorrow. Whether you're a kid (0-12yo), teenager (13-19yo), or parent, I think I can help. You have known you, and/or your child, your entire life — you are the expert in you. What I bring is expertise in pediatric evidence-based interventions. My hope is that together, we can create a context that feels safe to explore new patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving that improve your life.
(206) 565-0275 View (206) 565-0275
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Dr. Larissa Del Piero
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
West Seattle, Seattle, WA 98116
I offer assessment and intervention services for people with cognitive (memory, attention) difficulties, traumatic brain injury, strokes, and other chronic health conditions. I help people understand their personal strengths and use tailored coping tools to improve their lives. I offer evidence-based therapeutic interventions including cognitive behavioral therapy focused on coping with health conditions, pain, and changes in physical abilities linked to injury, illness, and aging. I also offer learning disability, ADHD, dementia, and comprehensive neuropsychological assessments. I work with teenagers and adults (ages 12+).
I offer assessment and intervention services for people with cognitive (memory, attention) difficulties, traumatic brain injury, strokes, and other chronic health conditions. I help people understand their personal strengths and use tailored coping tools to improve their lives. I offer evidence-based therapeutic interventions including cognitive behavioral therapy focused on coping with health conditions, pain, and changes in physical abilities linked to injury, illness, and aging. I also offer learning disability, ADHD, dementia, and comprehensive neuropsychological assessments. I work with teenagers and adults (ages 12+).
(206) 202-4346 View (206) 202-4346
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Dr. Kristen Strack
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Seattle, Seattle, WA 98126
Upcoming openings available. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with 20+ years of experience in individual and group therapy. Therapy is a collaborative process, you are the expert on your experiences and I assist you with improving and thriving in your life. Culture, learning history, experiences, and values shape everyone and these are important to explore and understand. We will work together to identify your goals and then approach treatment from a strengths-based perspective. Our work will emphasize improving your psychological well-being, increasing resilience, enhancing your quality of life, and decreasing symptoms.
Upcoming openings available. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with 20+ years of experience in individual and group therapy. Therapy is a collaborative process, you are the expert on your experiences and I assist you with improving and thriving in your life. Culture, learning history, experiences, and values shape everyone and these are important to explore and understand. We will work together to identify your goals and then approach treatment from a strengths-based perspective. Our work will emphasize improving your psychological well-being, increasing resilience, enhancing your quality of life, and decreasing symptoms.
(206) 210-1385 View (206) 210-1385
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Hannah S Dornbusch
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
West Seattle, Seattle, WA 98126  (Online Only)
Accepting new individual clients and couples. Are you ready to take the first step toward a more fulfilling life? As your therapist, I offer a warm, supportive environment where we can explore how your past experiences and relationships shape your current challenges. My approach blends relational and attachment-focused theories to provide a comprehensive and personalized understanding of your concerns. At the heart of my practice is a commitment to fostering personal growth and clarity through meaningful connections.
Accepting new individual clients and couples. Are you ready to take the first step toward a more fulfilling life? As your therapist, I offer a warm, supportive environment where we can explore how your past experiences and relationships shape your current challenges. My approach blends relational and attachment-focused theories to provide a comprehensive and personalized understanding of your concerns. At the heart of my practice is a commitment to fostering personal growth and clarity through meaningful connections.
(206) 278-9266 View (206) 278-9266
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Arianna Korangy Daniels
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
West Seattle, Seattle, WA 98116  (Online Only)
At Particle Psychotherapy, my work is dedicated to empowering individuals (21+) and couples to cultivate safe spaces within themselves to process their inner experiences and resolve that which keeps them stuck. I specialize in working with children of immigrants, biracial identities, those with histories of trauma including intimate partner violence and childhood abuse, as well as the LGBTQIA, kinky + polyamorous communities.
At Particle Psychotherapy, my work is dedicated to empowering individuals (21+) and couples to cultivate safe spaces within themselves to process their inner experiences and resolve that which keeps them stuck. I specialize in working with children of immigrants, biracial identities, those with histories of trauma including intimate partner violence and childhood abuse, as well as the LGBTQIA, kinky + polyamorous communities.
(253) 544-5161 View (253) 544-5161
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Azur Jafari
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Seattle, Seattle, WA 98136  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As a queer, mixed second-generation immigrant, my passions and experiences are rooted in working with LGBTQIA2sNB+, BIPOC, and people living in marginalized bodies. Our work together will seek to unearth and honor your strengths, what you value, and who you want to be in this life. My hope for you is to feel liberated, to engage in play, patterns and relationships that nurture you, and to help you feel at home in your body and safe in community. I use a combination of approaches including ACT, DBT, IFS, exposure, and psychedelic preparation & integration. I provide therapy that is poly, kink, gender, and neurodivergent affirming.
As a queer, mixed second-generation immigrant, my passions and experiences are rooted in working with LGBTQIA2sNB+, BIPOC, and people living in marginalized bodies. Our work together will seek to unearth and honor your strengths, what you value, and who you want to be in this life. My hope for you is to feel liberated, to engage in play, patterns and relationships that nurture you, and to help you feel at home in your body and safe in community. I use a combination of approaches including ACT, DBT, IFS, exposure, and psychedelic preparation & integration. I provide therapy that is poly, kink, gender, and neurodivergent affirming.
(971) 395-4106 View (971) 395-4106
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Mary Kelleher
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Seattle, Seattle, WA 98136  (Online Only)
My passion is assisting individuals & couples overcome challenges, learn more skillful patterns of living, and heal relationships. I work with your feelings, thoughts, body, spirit -- the complete You -- to help you heal and grow. I work with adults to overcome depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, and relationship challenges. I work with couples on the brink of divorce (using Discernment Counseling). My work is compassionately based in the latest psychological and medical research.
My passion is assisting individuals & couples overcome challenges, learn more skillful patterns of living, and heal relationships. I work with your feelings, thoughts, body, spirit -- the complete You -- to help you heal and grow. I work with adults to overcome depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, and relationship challenges. I work with couples on the brink of divorce (using Discernment Counseling). My work is compassionately based in the latest psychological and medical research.
(206) 866-2764 View (206) 866-2764
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Erin Roberts
Counselor, MA, LMHC, RPT, CMHS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Seattle, Seattle, WA 98116
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in providing counseling services to children aged 3-12 & their families. Childhood is an extraordinary time of growth and change, and often it can be hard to know when extra support may be needed. Many times, the first step is in supporting parents in understanding the current challenge. I strive to witness each child/family uniquely while building a safe therapeutic relationship. My approach to therapy is warm, creative, and playful. I view caregivers as an important part of the treatment process and carve out space to meet with them routinely. To learn more about me & my practice, please visit: umbrellabaytherapy.com.
I specialize in providing counseling services to children aged 3-12 & their families. Childhood is an extraordinary time of growth and change, and often it can be hard to know when extra support may be needed. Many times, the first step is in supporting parents in understanding the current challenge. I strive to witness each child/family uniquely while building a safe therapeutic relationship. My approach to therapy is warm, creative, and playful. I view caregivers as an important part of the treatment process and carve out space to meet with them routinely. To learn more about me & my practice, please visit: umbrellabaytherapy.com.
(206) 895-6249 View (206) 895-6249
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Leslie Taylor
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Seattle, Seattle, WA 98136
I am deeply committed to promoting mental health and well-being through evidence-based practices. My focus is on helping clients develop the necessary skills to navigate life's stressors. Known for my nonjudgmental, empathetic, and person-centered approach, I create a safe space for personal growth and healing. I am dedicated to guiding individuals toward resilience and self-discovery, empowering them to build a foundation of mental strength and balance.
I am deeply committed to promoting mental health and well-being through evidence-based practices. My focus is on helping clients develop the necessary skills to navigate life's stressors. Known for my nonjudgmental, empathetic, and person-centered approach, I create a safe space for personal growth and healing. I am dedicated to guiding individuals toward resilience and self-discovery, empowering them to build a foundation of mental strength and balance.
(206) 944-3111 View (206) 944-3111
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Jennifer Keyte
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
West Seattle, Seattle, WA 98136
Despite your best efforts, life is unknowable - you can't always predict or be prepared for what comes your way. Difficulties are inevitable. When they occur, you might need help sorting out what's going on and what to do next. The good news is, therapy helps. When you're feeling miserable, unlovable and afraid, therapy helps. When you find yourself asking the question "why me?", therapy helps. When you're ready to step into your life and take charge of it, instead of having it take charge of you, therapy helps.
Despite your best efforts, life is unknowable - you can't always predict or be prepared for what comes your way. Difficulties are inevitable. When they occur, you might need help sorting out what's going on and what to do next. The good news is, therapy helps. When you're feeling miserable, unlovable and afraid, therapy helps. When you find yourself asking the question "why me?", therapy helps. When you're ready to step into your life and take charge of it, instead of having it take charge of you, therapy helps.
(206) 681-1911 View (206) 681-1911
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Kelly Allred
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Seattle, Seattle, WA 98126
Immediate openings available. As a therapist, my goal is to help you lead a meaningful, fulfilling life. I firmly believe that you are the expert on your experience and that your values, beliefs, and background have a powerful impact on your life and worldview. I view therapy as a collaboration where we will work together to identify what matters most to you and to develop a treatment plan that meets your needs. To do this, we will define specific treatment goals and targets as we begin to work together. We will also check in throughout the process to ensure that therapy continues to be helpful and enriching for you.
Immediate openings available. As a therapist, my goal is to help you lead a meaningful, fulfilling life. I firmly believe that you are the expert on your experience and that your values, beliefs, and background have a powerful impact on your life and worldview. I view therapy as a collaboration where we will work together to identify what matters most to you and to develop a treatment plan that meets your needs. To do this, we will define specific treatment goals and targets as we begin to work together. We will also check in throughout the process to ensure that therapy continues to be helpful and enriching for you.
(206) 260-2304 View (206) 260-2304
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Lily Main Ewing
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
West Seattle, Seattle, WA 98126  (Online Only)
I specialize in self-esteem, anxiety, codependency, women's issues, life coaching, relationship issues, marriage counseling, stress, divorce, and infidelity. I work with individuals and couples who are feeling stuck in rhythms or patterns that aren't working and don't feel good anymore. If you're looking for something to change, but have run out of things to try on your own, I can help you find the right next step. Together, we'll build your confidence and skills to live the life you want to live.
I specialize in self-esteem, anxiety, codependency, women's issues, life coaching, relationship issues, marriage counseling, stress, divorce, and infidelity. I work with individuals and couples who are feeling stuck in rhythms or patterns that aren't working and don't feel good anymore. If you're looking for something to change, but have run out of things to try on your own, I can help you find the right next step. Together, we'll build your confidence and skills to live the life you want to live.
(206) 203-2728 View (206) 203-2728
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Vinnu Komanapalli
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Seattle, Seattle, WA 98116
Over the past six years, it has been such a pleasure walking with my clients through their journeys of healing and change. I have had the privilege of sitting with parents struggling through the heartache of divorce, immigrants and children of immigrants who are making a home against all odds, college students fighting dominant culture norms, survivors of marital abuse, and those fighting to escape their childhood trauma. Before becoming a therapist, I worked in education and non-profits in India, and I am astounded, then and now, by the human capacity for resilience and strength in the face of hardship.
Over the past six years, it has been such a pleasure walking with my clients through their journeys of healing and change. I have had the privilege of sitting with parents struggling through the heartache of divorce, immigrants and children of immigrants who are making a home against all odds, college students fighting dominant culture norms, survivors of marital abuse, and those fighting to escape their childhood trauma. Before becoming a therapist, I worked in education and non-profits in India, and I am astounded, then and now, by the human capacity for resilience and strength in the face of hardship.
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Vida Vasaitis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RDT, MHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Seattle, Seattle, WA 98116
We all find ourselves in places in our lives where we ask how we arrived to where we are. It can be confusing, disorienting, and overwhelming. Sometimes being able to shift focus and try a new approach can be helpful. My hope is to have the privilege to walk along side you as you consider change, embrace exploration, and solidify your internal foundation. Adolescents and children face difficulties that can become behavioral challenges for parents and the family system. Changes from loss, family additions, and divorce can also be unsettling. Knowing how to navigate through those challenges sometimes requires outside support.
We all find ourselves in places in our lives where we ask how we arrived to where we are. It can be confusing, disorienting, and overwhelming. Sometimes being able to shift focus and try a new approach can be helpful. My hope is to have the privilege to walk along side you as you consider change, embrace exploration, and solidify your internal foundation. Adolescents and children face difficulties that can become behavioral challenges for parents and the family system. Changes from loss, family additions, and divorce can also be unsettling. Knowing how to navigate through those challenges sometimes requires outside support.
(206) 207-3338 View (206) 207-3338
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Thomas P Essex
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, SUDP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Seattle, Seattle, WA 98136  (Online Only)
Life is unpredictable and difficult at times. Things don’t always work out the way we planned or expected they would. When we find ourselves out of balance and upset; it can be helpful to talk about our thoughts and feelings with someone who will listen. In a safe space, it will be easier to consider what is working for you and what is not. I’d like to offer you that safe space and to help you by listening and discussing your situation and experience. I believe in the strength and resiliency of each individual. I know you possess the power to regain balance in your life and I’d like to help you do that.
Life is unpredictable and difficult at times. Things don’t always work out the way we planned or expected they would. When we find ourselves out of balance and upset; it can be helpful to talk about our thoughts and feelings with someone who will listen. In a safe space, it will be easier to consider what is working for you and what is not. I’d like to offer you that safe space and to help you by listening and discussing your situation and experience. I believe in the strength and resiliency of each individual. I know you possess the power to regain balance in your life and I’d like to help you do that.
(206) 401-8627 View (206) 401-8627
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Alice Allen-Redfern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
West Seattle, Seattle, WA 98106
I specialize in supporting those affected by chronic and progressive conditions that affect the brain; this can include, but is not limited to, Alzheimer's disease, related Dementias, Parkinson's, Stroke, PPA, Lewy Body, Frontotemporal Degeneration, Huntington's Disease. I work with those diagnosed, as well as their loved ones & caregivers. My support spans the whole journey; from recently diagnosed, into the later stages. Additionally, I offer guidance and navigation for those experiencing aging-related issues. I am available for sessions in-person, virtually, or through home-visits in select instances.
I specialize in supporting those affected by chronic and progressive conditions that affect the brain; this can include, but is not limited to, Alzheimer's disease, related Dementias, Parkinson's, Stroke, PPA, Lewy Body, Frontotemporal Degeneration, Huntington's Disease. I work with those diagnosed, as well as their loved ones & caregivers. My support spans the whole journey; from recently diagnosed, into the later stages. Additionally, I offer guidance and navigation for those experiencing aging-related issues. I am available for sessions in-person, virtually, or through home-visits in select instances.
(206) 627-4525 View (206) 627-4525
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Number of Therapists in West Seattle, Seattle, WA

200+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in West Seattle, Seattle, WA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
84% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
67% Grief
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Premera
55% First Choice Health | FCH
51% Regence

How Therapists in West Seattle, Seattle, WA see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in West Seattle, 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.