Therapists in Westlake, Seattle, WA

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Don Baker
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westlake, Seattle, WA 98109  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Thanks for viewing my page and profile. I became a licensed counselor in the state of Washington in 1998, have spent thousands of hours over the past 20+ years listening to and learning from my clients. I still love the work. No matter how discouraged, confused, or frustrated you feel, I firmly believe that you already have everything you need within you and that the journey to a more fulfilling life is a process of discovery - about unpacking your truth, uncovering your strengths, and learning to be more conscious of the moment-to-moment choices that shape your experience.
Thanks for viewing my page and profile. I became a licensed counselor in the state of Washington in 1998, have spent thousands of hours over the past 20+ years listening to and learning from my clients. I still love the work. No matter how discouraged, confused, or frustrated you feel, I firmly believe that you already have everything you need within you and that the journey to a more fulfilling life is a process of discovery - about unpacking your truth, uncovering your strengths, and learning to be more conscious of the moment-to-moment choices that shape your experience.
(206) 745-4732 View (206) 745-4732
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Lindsey J Pepperoni
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Westlake, Seattle, WA 98109
I am here for anyone who is struggling, looking for support, help, or personal exploration. My goal is to provide a safe space and an outside perspective with which to collaborate and problem solve. I identify as queer, and I am LGBTQIA+ affirming. I work with people of all identities, genders, and relationship configurations. I recognize that each client is unique and therefore approach my work using a client-centered, strengths-based model to personalize treatment. I have the added benefit of having a sex therapy certified supervisor, which makes me a great fit for clients who wish to explore intimacy issues and sexual shame.
I am here for anyone who is struggling, looking for support, help, or personal exploration. My goal is to provide a safe space and an outside perspective with which to collaborate and problem solve. I identify as queer, and I am LGBTQIA+ affirming. I work with people of all identities, genders, and relationship configurations. I recognize that each client is unique and therefore approach my work using a client-centered, strengths-based model to personalize treatment. I have the added benefit of having a sex therapy certified supervisor, which makes me a great fit for clients who wish to explore intimacy issues and sexual shame.
(206) 207-7242 View (206) 207-7242
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Alison Bruns
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Westlake, Seattle, WA 98109
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who is focused on helping adults who are experiencing distress in their lives. My areas of specialty include, but are not limited to, trauma, Posttraumatic Stress, depression, anxiety, and dissociation. I emphasize an individual's strengths and work to help people feel empowered in their daily lives. I use a variety of tools to do this, including EMDR, DBT, and other evidence based practices.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who is focused on helping adults who are experiencing distress in their lives. My areas of specialty include, but are not limited to, trauma, Posttraumatic Stress, depression, anxiety, and dissociation. I emphasize an individual's strengths and work to help people feel empowered in their daily lives. I use a variety of tools to do this, including EMDR, DBT, and other evidence based practices.
(206) 455-7149 View (206) 455-7149
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Dr. Laura Preciado
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Westlake, Seattle, WA 98109  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients in MID-JUNE 2024. Are you looking for a compassionate and socially conscious therapist who provides trauma-informed care? Then we might be a good fit to work together! Sometimes we need guidance to resolve our conflicts and difficulties. Talking through our thoughts and putting words to our deeply held emotions can give us a sense of relief, clarity, and direction. This is what I offer in therapy.
Accepting New Clients in MID-JUNE 2024. Are you looking for a compassionate and socially conscious therapist who provides trauma-informed care? Then we might be a good fit to work together! Sometimes we need guidance to resolve our conflicts and difficulties. Talking through our thoughts and putting words to our deeply held emotions can give us a sense of relief, clarity, and direction. This is what I offer in therapy.
(425) 517-2440 View (425) 517-2440
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Kate Hall
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westlake, Seattle, WA 98109
I help clients inhabit their lives and bodies in a more authentic, pleasureful manner. My approach is integrative and centers the needs of my clients; I utilize active interventions involving somatic, creative, and emotionally focused work in conjunction with cognitive behavioral therapies. I am passionate about accompanying clients in a process of self-exploration that supports them in facing what feels most challenging, whether that is related to sex/sexuality, intimacy/relationships, anxiety, trauma, stress, a life transition, or just generally feeling stuck.
I help clients inhabit their lives and bodies in a more authentic, pleasureful manner. My approach is integrative and centers the needs of my clients; I utilize active interventions involving somatic, creative, and emotionally focused work in conjunction with cognitive behavioral therapies. I am passionate about accompanying clients in a process of self-exploration that supports them in facing what feels most challenging, whether that is related to sex/sexuality, intimacy/relationships, anxiety, trauma, stress, a life transition, or just generally feeling stuck.
(425) 537-4239 View (425) 537-4239
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Tamara Harrison
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CMHS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Westlake, Seattle, WA 98109  (Online Only)
The fear that takes you down rabbit-holes, all-consuming obsessions, compulsions, avoidance, & hours of spiraling. Thoughts that you know are illogical but feel SO real and rob you from a value-driven life. I want you to know that you're not alone, it's not your fault, & there is hope. You are not destined to live a life controlled by worry, panic, & fear. Your thoughts are NOT who you are! You will receive acceptance & nonjudgment in our sessions...your fears are safe here! I specialize in treating OCD, anxiety, impulse issues, attention or motivation problems, & BFRB's. As someone who has personally experienced these, I get it!
The fear that takes you down rabbit-holes, all-consuming obsessions, compulsions, avoidance, & hours of spiraling. Thoughts that you know are illogical but feel SO real and rob you from a value-driven life. I want you to know that you're not alone, it's not your fault, & there is hope. You are not destined to live a life controlled by worry, panic, & fear. Your thoughts are NOT who you are! You will receive acceptance & nonjudgment in our sessions...your fears are safe here! I specialize in treating OCD, anxiety, impulse issues, attention or motivation problems, & BFRB's. As someone who has personally experienced these, I get it!
(360) 526-8824 View (360) 526-8824
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Jeff Fickes
Counselor, LMHCA, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westlake, Seattle, WA 98109
Is there a story you’re carrying about yourself, a situation, or relationship that’s causing heartache, pain, or frustration? Is it something you just can’t shake or feel stuck carrying? Stories hold power, whether they’re told to us, learned consciously, buried deep, or what we tell ourselves. They can be instructional, revealing, occasionally harmful, but filled with endless possibilities. When we are aware of our stories, we get to determine the next chapter. I want to hear your story.
Is there a story you’re carrying about yourself, a situation, or relationship that’s causing heartache, pain, or frustration? Is it something you just can’t shake or feel stuck carrying? Stories hold power, whether they’re told to us, learned consciously, buried deep, or what we tell ourselves. They can be instructional, revealing, occasionally harmful, but filled with endless possibilities. When we are aware of our stories, we get to determine the next chapter. I want to hear your story.
(206) 741-0802 View (206) 741-0802
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Sarah Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Westlake, Seattle, WA 98109
Not accepting new clients
My goal is to create a safe space where you can share openly about your story: your fears, worries, sadness, loss, and trauma as well as your joys, achievements, strengths, resourcefulness, and wisdom. You deserve to feel seen and heard without judgement. You have the capacity to change. Together, we will explore your story, using methods and skills appropriate to your personalized goals. I specialize in working with adult individuals experiencing anxiety, ADHD, self-esteem issues, relationship challenges, stress/burnout, secondary trauma, and life transitions (especially those in "Quarterlife").
My goal is to create a safe space where you can share openly about your story: your fears, worries, sadness, loss, and trauma as well as your joys, achievements, strengths, resourcefulness, and wisdom. You deserve to feel seen and heard without judgement. You have the capacity to change. Together, we will explore your story, using methods and skills appropriate to your personalized goals. I specialize in working with adult individuals experiencing anxiety, ADHD, self-esteem issues, relationship challenges, stress/burnout, secondary trauma, and life transitions (especially those in "Quarterlife").
(206) 203-1846 View (206) 203-1846
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Ken Peer
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westlake, Seattle, WA 98109
**Current Openings** During this unusual time we are all in, I invite you to come and risk finding a different, more connected way of living. Together we will spend time looking at the specific issues that brought you into therapy, as well as explore the nature of your relationships with important people in your life. We will consider together how your way of relating with yourself and others impacts your life and the relationships around you. I believe that we are all looking for our true selves--who we are at our deepest, most profound "self"--and I look forward to beginning that journey with you.
**Current Openings** During this unusual time we are all in, I invite you to come and risk finding a different, more connected way of living. Together we will spend time looking at the specific issues that brought you into therapy, as well as explore the nature of your relationships with important people in your life. We will consider together how your way of relating with yourself and others impacts your life and the relationships around you. I believe that we are all looking for our true selves--who we are at our deepest, most profound "self"--and I look forward to beginning that journey with you.
(425) 585-2705 View (425) 585-2705
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Leith Counseling & Consultation, PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westlake, Seattle, WA 98109
I work with individuals, families, and those in intimate partnerships who are experiencing distress in their relationships with one another and/or their peers, work, and community. I use goal oriented and solution focused approaches to help clients manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, behavioral challenges, and problems with communication. I am using my many years working with families in crisis to help clients manage the current circumstances, including feelings of isolation, financial hardship, anxiety, panic, sadness, low motivation, managing work at home with children, and balancing autonomy with togetherness.
I work with individuals, families, and those in intimate partnerships who are experiencing distress in their relationships with one another and/or their peers, work, and community. I use goal oriented and solution focused approaches to help clients manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, behavioral challenges, and problems with communication. I am using my many years working with families in crisis to help clients manage the current circumstances, including feelings of isolation, financial hardship, anxiety, panic, sadness, low motivation, managing work at home with children, and balancing autonomy with togetherness.
(206) 981-5338 View (206) 981-5338
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Tara Murphy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westlake, Seattle, WA 98109
Not accepting new clients
People need human connection and that is the best thing that I can offer in therapy. I bring my full self to my work. My style is engaged, direct, and warm and I bring a witty sense of humor to the therapeutic process. I work hard to build trust with people and work with them to create a safe and comfortable environment where they can be who they are, share and grow.
People need human connection and that is the best thing that I can offer in therapy. I bring my full self to my work. My style is engaged, direct, and warm and I bring a witty sense of humor to the therapeutic process. I work hard to build trust with people and work with them to create a safe and comfortable environment where they can be who they are, share and grow.
(206) 455-7358 View (206) 455-7358
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Katharina Bendis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Westlake, Seattle, WA 98109
Accepting clients in 2024! “I got everything I wanted why am I still unhappy?” “Is my relationship worth staying in?” “We can’t seem to get on the same page” these are all things that my clients have said to me and that we have worked together to find answers to. Whether you are experiencing anxiety for the first time or have struggled with it your whole life, you're in a relationship but not sure it’s working out quite like you had hoped, or if you are part of a couple wanting to work on communication and get back on the same page - I can help!
Accepting clients in 2024! “I got everything I wanted why am I still unhappy?” “Is my relationship worth staying in?” “We can’t seem to get on the same page” these are all things that my clients have said to me and that we have worked together to find answers to. Whether you are experiencing anxiety for the first time or have struggled with it your whole life, you're in a relationship but not sure it’s working out quite like you had hoped, or if you are part of a couple wanting to work on communication and get back on the same page - I can help!
(425) 578-5936 View (425) 578-5936
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Alexandria Scalone
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Westlake, Seattle, WA 98109
I am a play therapist who specializes in teens and young adults. I empower parents and children of all ages to resolve relationship conflicts, boosting parental confidence in handling children's emotions, while equipping children with vital emotional skills for independent problem-solving, fostering stronger attachment bonds and healthier relationships. Your child may be experiencing anxiety, depression, perfectionist behavior, and stress. Sometimes it's hard to talk about our problems, that's why my therapy sessions are often experiential.
I am a play therapist who specializes in teens and young adults. I empower parents and children of all ages to resolve relationship conflicts, boosting parental confidence in handling children's emotions, while equipping children with vital emotional skills for independent problem-solving, fostering stronger attachment bonds and healthier relationships. Your child may be experiencing anxiety, depression, perfectionist behavior, and stress. Sometimes it's hard to talk about our problems, that's why my therapy sessions are often experiential.
(425) 517-2647 View (425) 517-2647
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Gg Flint
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Westlake, Seattle, WA 98109
Hi, I'm GG. I specialize in therapy for men, and college students & young adults (of all genders). Finding the therapist for you is a bit like job-hunting - the right combination of support, challenge, & connection can help you achieve what you desire in life. I invite you to learn more about me & my services to see if you’re interested in working with me.
Hi, I'm GG. I specialize in therapy for men, and college students & young adults (of all genders). Finding the therapist for you is a bit like job-hunting - the right combination of support, challenge, & connection can help you achieve what you desire in life. I invite you to learn more about me & my services to see if you’re interested in working with me.
(206) 651-4191 View (206) 651-4191
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Laura Merritt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Westlake, Seattle, WA 98109  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing chronic stress or the effects of trauma? With over 20 years of experience, I've helped folks just like you heal from mental health concerns like anxiety, mood disorders and trauma. Together, we'll work towards lasting healing by getting to the root cause of your concerns, cultivating a calm body and develop skills to handle difficult emotions. We'll use modalities like EMDR, cognitive and somatic therapies, to facilitate sustainable change. Specializing in Anxiety, PTSD and life after trauma, I create a safe place for building a strong therapeutic relationship an open space to explore your most vulnerable parts.
Are you experiencing chronic stress or the effects of trauma? With over 20 years of experience, I've helped folks just like you heal from mental health concerns like anxiety, mood disorders and trauma. Together, we'll work towards lasting healing by getting to the root cause of your concerns, cultivating a calm body and develop skills to handle difficult emotions. We'll use modalities like EMDR, cognitive and somatic therapies, to facilitate sustainable change. Specializing in Anxiety, PTSD and life after trauma, I create a safe place for building a strong therapeutic relationship an open space to explore your most vulnerable parts.
(425) 522-8229 View (425) 522-8229
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Laura Smestad
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Westlake, Seattle, WA 98109  (Online Only)
I'm Laura, an OCD therapist with 10 years' experience as a mental health counselor. I specialize in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), with a focus on using evidence-based treatments, such as exposure and response prevention (ERP). OCD is a highly misunderstood and misdiagnosed disorder, and, sadly, this means that many individuals suffer unnecessarily for years before getting help. I've had countless people arrive in my office feeling hopeless because nothing they've tried before has helped, and I am so grateful I can offer them newfound hope through treatment for OCD that actually works. I also treat phobias.
I'm Laura, an OCD therapist with 10 years' experience as a mental health counselor. I specialize in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), with a focus on using evidence-based treatments, such as exposure and response prevention (ERP). OCD is a highly misunderstood and misdiagnosed disorder, and, sadly, this means that many individuals suffer unnecessarily for years before getting help. I've had countless people arrive in my office feeling hopeless because nothing they've tried before has helped, and I am so grateful I can offer them newfound hope through treatment for OCD that actually works. I also treat phobias.
(425) 217-2417 View (425) 217-2417
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Flor Fernandez Barrios
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Westlake, Seattle, WA 98109
" We are all broken and wounded in this world. Some choose to grow at the broken places." ~Harold J. Duarte-Bernhardt.~ You had the courage to travel this far in your quest for healing. As a Transpersonal therapist, I believe you are wise and that within you resides the ability to heal from pain and trauma. My role is to be a guide, a facilitator in your process of healing unhealthy patterns of behaviors causing you to feel anxious and depressed. My approach is holistic. I blend many disciplines in search of the most effective way to work with you.
" We are all broken and wounded in this world. Some choose to grow at the broken places." ~Harold J. Duarte-Bernhardt.~ You had the courage to travel this far in your quest for healing. As a Transpersonal therapist, I believe you are wise and that within you resides the ability to heal from pain and trauma. My role is to be a guide, a facilitator in your process of healing unhealthy patterns of behaviors causing you to feel anxious and depressed. My approach is holistic. I blend many disciplines in search of the most effective way to work with you.
(206) 922-8165 View (206) 922-8165
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Sabrina Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
Westlake, Seattle, WA 98109
My practice is currently full and I am not accepting new clients! I recommend reaching out to my group practice at pnwsextherapycollective.com to be paired with another one of our wonderful clinicians.
My practice is currently full and I am not accepting new clients! I recommend reaching out to my group practice at pnwsextherapycollective.com to be paired with another one of our wonderful clinicians.
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Brent Allen Stewart
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Westlake, Seattle, WA 98109
I work with all types of people and presenting concerns; I particularly enjoy working with those experiencing anxiety, depression, academic concerns, and families with a loved one in recovery from an eating disorder. My hope is that through our work together you come to find that at the heart of my practice as a psychologist is an appreciation and respect for your personal history, joy, trauma, and desires. In our journey together it is my intention that this experience helps you feel this appreciation for your own complexities, and it enriches your experience of others in the world around us.
I work with all types of people and presenting concerns; I particularly enjoy working with those experiencing anxiety, depression, academic concerns, and families with a loved one in recovery from an eating disorder. My hope is that through our work together you come to find that at the heart of my practice as a psychologist is an appreciation and respect for your personal history, joy, trauma, and desires. In our journey together it is my intention that this experience helps you feel this appreciation for your own complexities, and it enriches your experience of others in the world around us.
(425) 600-9856 View (425) 600-9856
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Caleb Joshua Williams
Counselor, MACP, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westlake, Seattle, WA 98109
Psychotherapy involves entering into the stuck places of your life and listening for how you struggle to live freely and authentically. It involves discovering, caring for, and reshaping the parts of your mind that are related to the problems you experience. This may involve learning to recognize unhelpful responses to pain that have themselves evolved into addictive or compulsive behaviors, addressing problematic relational patterns or making room to feel the deep hurts of loss or trauma and learning how to live well with the wounds that have shaped you.
Psychotherapy involves entering into the stuck places of your life and listening for how you struggle to live freely and authentically. It involves discovering, caring for, and reshaping the parts of your mind that are related to the problems you experience. This may involve learning to recognize unhelpful responses to pain that have themselves evolved into addictive or compulsive behaviors, addressing problematic relational patterns or making room to feel the deep hurts of loss or trauma and learning how to live well with the wounds that have shaped you.
(206) 538-2889 View (206) 538-2889

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Number of Therapists in Westlake, Seattle, WA

90+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Westlake, Seattle, WA who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
86% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
81% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress
66% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Premera
47% First Choice Health | FCH
44% Aetna

How Therapists in Westlake, Seattle, WA see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
29% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Westlake, 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.