Therapists in Sumner, WA

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Amy A. Rinker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Sumner, WA 98390
We are wired for connection. Are you feeling disconnected from important people in your life, let down, or not feeling fully accepted or valued? Are you experiencing anger, sadness, loneliness, or don't feel understood? I or my team of therapists may be the therapist for you if you are interested in addressing relational struggles, difficulty with interpersonal communication, sexual struggles, repairing connection, improving intimacy, improving your sexual health, healing from trauma, addressing sexual shame, life transitions, identity, and many others. Our goal is to get to the roots to help people thrive not merely survive.
We are wired for connection. Are you feeling disconnected from important people in your life, let down, or not feeling fully accepted or valued? Are you experiencing anger, sadness, loneliness, or don't feel understood? I or my team of therapists may be the therapist for you if you are interested in addressing relational struggles, difficulty with interpersonal communication, sexual struggles, repairing connection, improving intimacy, improving your sexual health, healing from trauma, addressing sexual shame, life transitions, identity, and many others. Our goal is to get to the roots to help people thrive not merely survive.
(253) 785-9564 View (253) 785-9564
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Michele Cunningham
Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC, SUDP, CLC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sumner, WA 98390
I have experience working with teens, adults and couples counseling. I specialize in helping clients with anxiety, past trauma, grief and loss, depression, healing from emotional abusive, toxic and also narcissistic relationships. My other area I specialize in is working with substance abuse issues and trained in EMDR. I can support you with the tools you need to establish healthy relationships, and create life transitions. I will provide a safe and secure environment where you can grow, develop a sense of self, establish worth, and learn how to love yourself.
I have experience working with teens, adults and couples counseling. I specialize in helping clients with anxiety, past trauma, grief and loss, depression, healing from emotional abusive, toxic and also narcissistic relationships. My other area I specialize in is working with substance abuse issues and trained in EMDR. I can support you with the tools you need to establish healthy relationships, and create life transitions. I will provide a safe and secure environment where you can grow, develop a sense of self, establish worth, and learn how to love yourself.
(253) 893-6275 View (253) 893-6275
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Alicia Culp
Marriage & Family Therapist, MHP, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sumner, WA 98390  (Online Only)
Virtual Only - Immediate openings on M, T and W. Working collaboratively, we will start the process of moving towards the change you would like to see in your life. My primary goal is for you to feel safe and understood during therapy while building the skills you desire to take on life's challenges. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, parenting challenges or simply feel lost, we can work together to bring peace and stability back to your life.
Virtual Only - Immediate openings on M, T and W. Working collaboratively, we will start the process of moving towards the change you would like to see in your life. My primary goal is for you to feel safe and understood during therapy while building the skills you desire to take on life's challenges. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, parenting challenges or simply feel lost, we can work together to bring peace and stability back to your life.
(253) 785-9424 View (253) 785-9424
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Jaclynn Loibl
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Sumner, WA 98390  (Online Only)
I love working with curious, motivated, and those willing to push themselves outside their comfort zone. I prefer to go deep and enjoy working with those eager to do the same. Together we will walk the line between uncomfortable and comfortable to find innovative ways of seeing ourselves. Doing so will ultimately increase your ability to manage stressors proactively and open space to allow the success and results you seek.
I love working with curious, motivated, and those willing to push themselves outside their comfort zone. I prefer to go deep and enjoy working with those eager to do the same. Together we will walk the line between uncomfortable and comfortable to find innovative ways of seeing ourselves. Doing so will ultimately increase your ability to manage stressors proactively and open space to allow the success and results you seek.
(253) 262-0652 View (253) 262-0652
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Camille A. Saunders
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sumner, WA 98390  (Online Only)
Struggling with anxiety despite ‘knowing better’? You deserve a therapist that truly understands you. You’re not just anxious, you’re caught up in external expectations. Your anxiety isn't impacting just you at this point it's starting to creep into your relationships and work life as well. You want a therapist that knows what it's like, won't shame you, and understands how hard it is. Your life seems to revolve around making sure everyone else is comfortable, at the expense of your own well-being. What would happen if you broke the cycle?
Struggling with anxiety despite ‘knowing better’? You deserve a therapist that truly understands you. You’re not just anxious, you’re caught up in external expectations. Your anxiety isn't impacting just you at this point it's starting to creep into your relationships and work life as well. You want a therapist that knows what it's like, won't shame you, and understands how hard it is. Your life seems to revolve around making sure everyone else is comfortable, at the expense of your own well-being. What would happen if you broke the cycle?
(253) 201-4021 View (253) 201-4021
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Jonathan Assouline at Align Mental Health PLLC
Counselor, LMHCA, MA, MPH
Verified Verified
Sumner, WA 98390  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Life is a constant battle and we do what we can to power through every day. We can't control everything that comes our way but we can learn to control how to process our environment in a way that is more constructive and less overwhelming. Is stress permeating your days? Are the smallest things causing anxiety? Do you feel easily attacked, targeted, on the defensive? When something bad happens around you, do you usually believe you are partially to blame? Difficult jobs, heavy workload, relationship struggles, family issues, and more concerns can be eased with talking it out in a safe and judgment-free space.
Life is a constant battle and we do what we can to power through every day. We can't control everything that comes our way but we can learn to control how to process our environment in a way that is more constructive and less overwhelming. Is stress permeating your days? Are the smallest things causing anxiety? Do you feel easily attacked, targeted, on the defensive? When something bad happens around you, do you usually believe you are partially to blame? Difficult jobs, heavy workload, relationship struggles, family issues, and more concerns can be eased with talking it out in a safe and judgment-free space.
(253) 785-3641 View (253) 785-3641
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LuAnne Rivera, Lighthouse Counseling LLC
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Sumner, WA 98390
Are you tired of going around that same mountain over and over? Let me help you find the way out. While therapy can feel like a scary place, I strive to make your therapy encounter a safe, collaborative, encouraging, and even a thriving experience. I am certified in trauma focused cognitive/behavioral therapy, and trained in grief assessment, EMDR therapy, as a SYMBIS facilitator and a chemical dependency specialist, Currently I am accepting adolescents and older. I enjoy the interaction and growth that occurs through empowering you, the client, to make your own choices and become your most authentic self.
Are you tired of going around that same mountain over and over? Let me help you find the way out. While therapy can feel like a scary place, I strive to make your therapy encounter a safe, collaborative, encouraging, and even a thriving experience. I am certified in trauma focused cognitive/behavioral therapy, and trained in grief assessment, EMDR therapy, as a SYMBIS facilitator and a chemical dependency specialist, Currently I am accepting adolescents and older. I enjoy the interaction and growth that occurs through empowering you, the client, to make your own choices and become your most authentic self.
(253) 499-7632 View (253) 499-7632
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Joshua Gates, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sumner, WA 98390
Not accepting new clients
Are you having difficulty coping with stress or life transition? Are your relationships with your significant other, family, or coworkers less than desirable? Maybe you feel depressed or anxious. Life can be difficult at times without help from someone else. I have 15 years of experience in providing counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families from all walks of life. Let me help you discover your strengths and get things back on track.
Are you having difficulty coping with stress or life transition? Are your relationships with your significant other, family, or coworkers less than desirable? Maybe you feel depressed or anxious. Life can be difficult at times without help from someone else. I have 15 years of experience in providing counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families from all walks of life. Let me help you discover your strengths and get things back on track.
(253) 215-4139 View (253) 215-4139
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Surinder Antal
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sumner, WA 98390  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
The stressors of day to day tasks can drown out the voice that may have deeper connection to your intuitive and wiser self. Being in therapy can potentially allow you to listen to yourself in a unique and meaningful way. My hope is to provide an empathic environment to explore and challenge some of the barriers, often self-created, keeping you from your goals. I have over 15 years of experience working with adults, couples and families.
The stressors of day to day tasks can drown out the voice that may have deeper connection to your intuitive and wiser self. Being in therapy can potentially allow you to listen to yourself in a unique and meaningful way. My hope is to provide an empathic environment to explore and challenge some of the barriers, often self-created, keeping you from your goals. I have over 15 years of experience working with adults, couples and families.
(425) 247-3947 View (425) 247-3947
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Shannon King
Counselor, MA, LHMC
Verified Verified
Sumner, WA 98390
Not accepting new clients
NOTE: As of 3/06/24, I am not accepting new clients, my schedule is full.... Everyone struggles at some point in their life. Sometimes we are able to handle life's difficulties on our own and sometimes we could use the help of a professional to conquer our dilemmas. I am honored to help people through those rough patches, and at all times guide them in a nonjudgmental, confidential, caring way. I do not take a 'one size fits all' approach to counseling. I will work with my clients to establish goals and how we will work towards that growth.
NOTE: As of 3/06/24, I am not accepting new clients, my schedule is full.... Everyone struggles at some point in their life. Sometimes we are able to handle life's difficulties on our own and sometimes we could use the help of a professional to conquer our dilemmas. I am honored to help people through those rough patches, and at all times guide them in a nonjudgmental, confidential, caring way. I do not take a 'one size fits all' approach to counseling. I will work with my clients to establish goals and how we will work towards that growth.
(253) 447-8293 View (253) 447-8293
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Wendy Tate dba Excel Counseling
Counselor, NCC, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sumner, WA 98390
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I'm Wendy and I provide counseling to children, adolescents, adults, and Seniors. I use a strength based integrative approach that sees each person as unique. I pull from a variety of models including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness, Humanistic, Sports, and Positive Psychology. I work with many challenges individuals face addressing emotional, behavioral, and social needs; such as anxiety, depression, domestic violence, attachment disorders, ADHD, and more. I want to help you become empowered by further discovering your inner strength, beauty, purpose, and passion.
Hi, I'm Wendy and I provide counseling to children, adolescents, adults, and Seniors. I use a strength based integrative approach that sees each person as unique. I pull from a variety of models including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness, Humanistic, Sports, and Positive Psychology. I work with many challenges individuals face addressing emotional, behavioral, and social needs; such as anxiety, depression, domestic violence, attachment disorders, ADHD, and more. I want to help you become empowered by further discovering your inner strength, beauty, purpose, and passion.
(253) 237-7861 View (253) 237-7861
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Amanda Sommerfeld
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Sumner, WA 98390  (Online Only)
I approach counseling with the mindset that the therapeutic relationship is essential. In forming this therapeutic relationship, I work together with the client to process the problems that are presented. I believe the process is a collaboration between the counselor and the client and that all people have purpose and deserve understanding, love, and respect. My hope is that through the counseling, the client will become more aware of their patterns, life story, and importance, resulting in an increase in confidence and positive life changes. Overall, I hope that counseling will lead to a more fulfilled life, healing, and wholeness.
I approach counseling with the mindset that the therapeutic relationship is essential. In forming this therapeutic relationship, I work together with the client to process the problems that are presented. I believe the process is a collaboration between the counselor and the client and that all people have purpose and deserve understanding, love, and respect. My hope is that through the counseling, the client will become more aware of their patterns, life story, and importance, resulting in an increase in confidence and positive life changes. Overall, I hope that counseling will lead to a more fulfilled life, healing, and wholeness.
(253) 263-1362 View (253) 263-1362
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David Helton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sumner, WA 98390
Not accepting new clients
Depression, anxiety, conflict, betrayal and relationship issues impact all areas of our lives and can be addressed in a respectful and straight forward manner. I believe that counseling needs to meet you where you are so I am comfortable with using individual, couple or family therapy depending on what is most likely to be effective. I pledge to do my very best to help you and your family reach a new level of health.
Depression, anxiety, conflict, betrayal and relationship issues impact all areas of our lives and can be addressed in a respectful and straight forward manner. I believe that counseling needs to meet you where you are so I am comfortable with using individual, couple or family therapy depending on what is most likely to be effective. I pledge to do my very best to help you and your family reach a new level of health.
(253) 271-4655 View (253) 271-4655
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Sound Foundations Professional Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sumner, WA 98390
At Sound Foundations we specialize in COUPLES ISSUES, With over 90% percent of our clients being couples, we put the focus where it counts, on the issues that are important to you. Our education, training and experience is on what matters to you most, Couples Issues. Whether you have lost that loving feeling, are having trouble communicating, resolving conflict, or are struggling to survive an infidelity; we can help.
At Sound Foundations we specialize in COUPLES ISSUES, With over 90% percent of our clients being couples, we put the focus where it counts, on the issues that are important to you. Our education, training and experience is on what matters to you most, Couples Issues. Whether you have lost that loving feeling, are having trouble communicating, resolving conflict, or are struggling to survive an infidelity; we can help.
(253) 236-0298 View (253) 236-0298
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Bryght Coaching & Counseling Services
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sumner, WA 98390
I work with individuals, couples & groups as a psychotherapist, business coach, and energy intuitive since 1995. My work tends to the deep needs of the soul and addresses the most basic ego scripts so that you can shift cellular memories, rediscover your true voice, reconnect with your healthiest sense of self and remember your deepest callings--and then find the freedom to seek and find your best and highest self. I facilitate both Family Constellations and Organizational (business) Constellations on-line and in workshops that open you to engage with your deepest creativity and free you from repeating negative patterns.
I work with individuals, couples & groups as a psychotherapist, business coach, and energy intuitive since 1995. My work tends to the deep needs of the soul and addresses the most basic ego scripts so that you can shift cellular memories, rediscover your true voice, reconnect with your healthiest sense of self and remember your deepest callings--and then find the freedom to seek and find your best and highest self. I facilitate both Family Constellations and Organizational (business) Constellations on-line and in workshops that open you to engage with your deepest creativity and free you from repeating negative patterns.
(253) 200-6709 View (253) 200-6709
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Diana Quinn
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CMHS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sumner, WA 98390
You're probably wondering if therapy can help. You may be feeling unsure how to label what you are going through and don't know yet what you want to get out of therapy. Even if you are unsure about what your goals are, you do know that some of what is going on right now isn't working and you are thinking about getting help. Feel free to call or email to start a conversation to see if we might be a good fit for working together so that you can get closer to being yourself and feeling happier.
You're probably wondering if therapy can help. You may be feeling unsure how to label what you are going through and don't know yet what you want to get out of therapy. Even if you are unsure about what your goals are, you do know that some of what is going on right now isn't working and you are thinking about getting help. Feel free to call or email to start a conversation to see if we might be a good fit for working together so that you can get closer to being yourself and feeling happier.
(253) 242-6619 View (253) 242-6619
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Karen L Craig
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CDP, LLC
Verified Verified
Sumner, WA 98352
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed and certified mental health and substance abuse counselor in the state of Washington. I have practiced in the state of Washington since 2008. I previously practiced in the state of Idaho from 2001-2003. I see clients ages 10 and up. Some of my specialties include addictions, women's and men's issues, couples therapy, family therapy, adolescents, hypnotherapy, CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), mindfulness training and simple meditation, trauma, anxiety, depression, codependency, and others. I offer telehealth upon request but prefer to see clients in person if possible.
I am a licensed and certified mental health and substance abuse counselor in the state of Washington. I have practiced in the state of Washington since 2008. I previously practiced in the state of Idaho from 2001-2003. I see clients ages 10 and up. Some of my specialties include addictions, women's and men's issues, couples therapy, family therapy, adolescents, hypnotherapy, CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), mindfulness training and simple meditation, trauma, anxiety, depression, codependency, and others. I offer telehealth upon request but prefer to see clients in person if possible.
(253) 544-3185 View (253) 544-3185
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Nichole Bedore
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Sumner, WA 98390
I'm a depth psychotherapist who facilitates healing and transformation through gentle but honest mutual work with emotions, behaviors, imagery, grounding, memory, story, presence, and hope. It's an honor and a privilege to be a partner in my client's journey toward deep inner healing. In my practice, I help individuals and couples dive beneath the surface issues, discover the underlying sources of distress, and re-emerge into a more fulfilling life. I'd like to join you on your journey where you already are, and help you find opportunities for symptom relief, growth, and healing.
I'm a depth psychotherapist who facilitates healing and transformation through gentle but honest mutual work with emotions, behaviors, imagery, grounding, memory, story, presence, and hope. It's an honor and a privilege to be a partner in my client's journey toward deep inner healing. In my practice, I help individuals and couples dive beneath the surface issues, discover the underlying sources of distress, and re-emerge into a more fulfilling life. I'd like to join you on your journey where you already are, and help you find opportunities for symptom relief, growth, and healing.
(773) 825-3094 View (773) 825-3094
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Danielle Christianson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Sumner, WA 98390  (Online Only)
I serve adults and some adolescents (ages 13-17), who may fall into one of the following categories: a brain experiencing depressed mood, anxiety, trauma, the bereaved/grieving, first- responders & their families, and marriage-in-crisis. The primary modality of therapy I utilize is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and have found this to be highly useful in treating depression, anxiety, certain types of traumas, and other significant life stressors. Additionally, I work with clients of faith and also provide psycho-education regarding boundaries. I'd be honored to help support you in optimal brain health! There is HOPE.
I serve adults and some adolescents (ages 13-17), who may fall into one of the following categories: a brain experiencing depressed mood, anxiety, trauma, the bereaved/grieving, first- responders & their families, and marriage-in-crisis. The primary modality of therapy I utilize is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and have found this to be highly useful in treating depression, anxiety, certain types of traumas, and other significant life stressors. Additionally, I work with clients of faith and also provide psycho-education regarding boundaries. I'd be honored to help support you in optimal brain health! There is HOPE.
(855) 845-9545 View (855) 845-9545
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Ryan Ferguson
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Sumner, WA 98390
Life is hard sometimes. Sometimes things happen to us that are beyond our control. Sometimes we just have thoughts and feelings that won't go away. Sometimes we end up hurting those around us because we don't know what else to do or how not to react to our thoughts and feelings. Whether your goals are to reduce anxiety, depression, process trauma, strengthen your relationships all to live your best life.
Life is hard sometimes. Sometimes things happen to us that are beyond our control. Sometimes we just have thoughts and feelings that won't go away. Sometimes we end up hurting those around us because we don't know what else to do or how not to react to our thoughts and feelings. Whether your goals are to reduce anxiety, depression, process trauma, strengthen your relationships all to live your best life.
(253) 455-7489 View (253) 455-7489

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Number of Therapists in Sumner, WA

40+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Sumner, WA who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
91% Depression
84% Trauma and PTSD
84% Coping Skills
80% Self Esteem
76% Stress
73% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Premera
70% First Choice Health | FCH
67% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Sumner, WA see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
14% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Sumner?

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.