Therapists in Vancouver, WA

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Photo of April Joy Rosenberg - April Rosenberg, LICSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
April Rosenberg, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Vancouver, WA 98660
Waitlist for new clients
You have come to the right place if you are looking for an experienced professional who takes your well being very seriously. I have worked in the mental health field since 1994 and have been licensed since 2003. I specialize in working with veterans, medical personnel, civil servants and educators, among others. I have served my community as a crisis responder, and as a medical and forensic social worker helping people struggling with medical challenges, anxiety and depression. I invite you to send an email if you are interested in a 15 minute consultation.
You have come to the right place if you are looking for an experienced professional who takes your well being very seriously. I have worked in the mental health field since 1994 and have been licensed since 2003. I specialize in working with veterans, medical personnel, civil servants and educators, among others. I have served my community as a crisis responder, and as a medical and forensic social worker helping people struggling with medical challenges, anxiety and depression. I invite you to send an email if you are interested in a 15 minute consultation.
(360) 837-6681 View (360) 837-6681
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Hanna Maxwell
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, WA 98660
Accepting new clients! Maybe you have a box in your head that's labeled "Past Stuff." You put in all the things you don't like thinking about: hurts from your childhood, the memories of things you did that play on a loop in your head if you're not careful. Lately, things have been leaking out. You feel less in control of your life, and the memories that used to stay in the box are escaping. Or maybe you know the box is there and have a sense that you should sort through it, but you're not sure about doing it alone.
Accepting new clients! Maybe you have a box in your head that's labeled "Past Stuff." You put in all the things you don't like thinking about: hurts from your childhood, the memories of things you did that play on a loop in your head if you're not careful. Lately, things have been leaking out. You feel less in control of your life, and the memories that used to stay in the box are escaping. Or maybe you know the box is there and have a sense that you should sort through it, but you're not sure about doing it alone.
(360) 732-8375 View (360) 732-8375
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Sophia Claudson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, WA 98684
Are you struggling to cope with the transitions you are facing? Do you have difficulty connecting in your relationships? Do you find yourself unable to heal from loss? Life is often a series of gains and losses that can be difficult to navigate. I am passionate about coming alongside clients as they seek emotional, mental, relational and spiritual wellness. My goal is to provide a safe, therapeutic space where my clients feel seen and heard. I am convinced that clients are the experts in their own lives. I want to help you understand yourself better, and help you achieve your goals in a way that works the best for you!
Are you struggling to cope with the transitions you are facing? Do you have difficulty connecting in your relationships? Do you find yourself unable to heal from loss? Life is often a series of gains and losses that can be difficult to navigate. I am passionate about coming alongside clients as they seek emotional, mental, relational and spiritual wellness. My goal is to provide a safe, therapeutic space where my clients feel seen and heard. I am convinced that clients are the experts in their own lives. I want to help you understand yourself better, and help you achieve your goals in a way that works the best for you!
(360) 347-2136 View (360) 347-2136
Photo of Stephanie Sulman, MSW, LSWAIC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Stephanie Sulman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, WA 98662  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting clients - I am passionate about creating a safe, collaborative, and nonjudgemental environment where we work together to meet your goals! I help to illuminate how your family of origin, identities, personal experiences, trauma, and societal norms have interacted with one another to form deeply rooted beliefs and behavior patterns that may not be serving you. I believe you are the expert of your story and innately possess the resources to bring about positive shifts in your life. We will identify and build upon the strengths and supports you already have in order to create a life aligned with your most authentic self.
Not accepting clients - I am passionate about creating a safe, collaborative, and nonjudgemental environment where we work together to meet your goals! I help to illuminate how your family of origin, identities, personal experiences, trauma, and societal norms have interacted with one another to form deeply rooted beliefs and behavior patterns that may not be serving you. I believe you are the expert of your story and innately possess the resources to bring about positive shifts in your life. We will identify and build upon the strengths and supports you already have in order to create a life aligned with your most authentic self.
(360) 495-8238 View (360) 495-8238
Photo of Rachel Staben, LPC, LMHC, Counselor
Rachel Staben
Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, WA 98661  (Online Only)
Are you ready to find a safe place to explore what is leading to the pain and concerns in your life, while feeling more connected to yourself along the way? Do you want real effective ways to transform depression, anxiety, and other experiences into internal spaciousness, calm, and joy? Do you feel that your past continues to affect your present feelings and beliefs about yourself and the world? Do you feel that something within you is getting in the way of having the relationships you desire? Do you simply feel alone in your suffering? I would love to join you on your journey to finding greater healing and wellness.
Are you ready to find a safe place to explore what is leading to the pain and concerns in your life, while feeling more connected to yourself along the way? Do you want real effective ways to transform depression, anxiety, and other experiences into internal spaciousness, calm, and joy? Do you feel that your past continues to affect your present feelings and beliefs about yourself and the world? Do you feel that something within you is getting in the way of having the relationships you desire? Do you simply feel alone in your suffering? I would love to join you on your journey to finding greater healing and wellness.
(360) 233-2780 View (360) 233-2780
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Lisa Yenney
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, WA 98660
I work with children, adolescents and families. This includes family conflict, reunification therapy, and divorce. I work from a strengths based perspective, using the skills and strengths that an individual already posses to assist in managing current challenge(s) and identified goals. My work is brief in nature, I believe that most people possess the skills they need to improve their lives, but can use some guidance, education or simply some support in order to apply those skills correctly.
I work with children, adolescents and families. This includes family conflict, reunification therapy, and divorce. I work from a strengths based perspective, using the skills and strengths that an individual already posses to assist in managing current challenge(s) and identified goals. My work is brief in nature, I believe that most people possess the skills they need to improve their lives, but can use some guidance, education or simply some support in order to apply those skills correctly.
(360) 329-9525 View (360) 329-9525
Photo of Kristin Larson - The Therapy Bae, LLC, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
The Therapy Bae, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Vancouver, WA 98665  (Online Only)
If you are feeling lost, uncertain, scared, or want to speak with someone who is knowledgeable about non-monogamous relationships, kink, BDSM, neurodivergence, or being LGBTQIA+ you may have just found the right person to talk to. You are discovering who you are as an individual, or perhaps a couple, throuple, or polycule. New diagnoses, relationships, and kinks (literal and metaphorical) are making you unsure how to move forward without stumbling or feeling stuck, possibly even moving backward. Navigating the world right now is difficult, especially with new changes and challenges arising.
If you are feeling lost, uncertain, scared, or want to speak with someone who is knowledgeable about non-monogamous relationships, kink, BDSM, neurodivergence, or being LGBTQIA+ you may have just found the right person to talk to. You are discovering who you are as an individual, or perhaps a couple, throuple, or polycule. New diagnoses, relationships, and kinks (literal and metaphorical) are making you unsure how to move forward without stumbling or feeling stuck, possibly even moving backward. Navigating the world right now is difficult, especially with new changes and challenges arising.
(360) 300-8344 View (360) 300-8344
Photo of Mareth Chromey, LMHC, Counselor
Mareth Chromey
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, WA 98686
Meg believes in working with families to facilitate change and improve relationships. She utilizes techniques from Family Systems Theories, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Play Therapy and Positive Psychology. She also enjoys using Christian counseling techniques including Catholic spirituality for those interested in this type of intervention. Meg has a Master's Degree (Ed. M) from Washington State University in Counseling Psychology (2001). She has 14 years experience in mental health and is a Child Mental Health Specialist.
Meg believes in working with families to facilitate change and improve relationships. She utilizes techniques from Family Systems Theories, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Play Therapy and Positive Psychology. She also enjoys using Christian counseling techniques including Catholic spirituality for those interested in this type of intervention. Meg has a Master's Degree (Ed. M) from Washington State University in Counseling Psychology (2001). She has 14 years experience in mental health and is a Child Mental Health Specialist.
(360) 686-2986 View (360) 686-2986
Photo of Janese Leatherbury, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Janese Leatherbury
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, WA 98661
As we journey through life, we will inevitably face many challenges and periods of growth or set-back. Whether navigating challenging emotions, life transitions, career or relationship difficulties, or confronting unresolved trauma, these experiences may result in mental health symptoms. Challenges with mental health can manifest as a sense of being trapped in an unfulfilling life, difficulty releasing painful aspects of the past, or feeling weighed down by life's demands. A common outcome of experiences of trauma, depression, and anxiety is the emergence of negative thoughts and a distorted perception of self.
As we journey through life, we will inevitably face many challenges and periods of growth or set-back. Whether navigating challenging emotions, life transitions, career or relationship difficulties, or confronting unresolved trauma, these experiences may result in mental health symptoms. Challenges with mental health can manifest as a sense of being trapped in an unfulfilling life, difficulty releasing painful aspects of the past, or feeling weighed down by life's demands. A common outcome of experiences of trauma, depression, and anxiety is the emergence of negative thoughts and a distorted perception of self.
(360) 657-9505 View (360) 657-9505
Photo of Liz Beaty, LMHCA, MA, Pre-Licensed Professional
Liz Beaty
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMHCA, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, WA 98684  (Online Only)
Embarking on the journey to find a therapist signifies a recognition that something in your life needs attention and care. Life's stressors and traumatic experiences can make it feel as though your world is unraveling. The simple act of reaching out for help may seem overwhelming, and I am here to ease the process of change, to be a supportive ally on your path. My therapy style is designed for neurodivergent individuals aged 16+. Together, we'll explore distinctive pathways, empowering you to face challenges with renewed hope and a unique perspective shaped by the autistic/ADHD experience.
Embarking on the journey to find a therapist signifies a recognition that something in your life needs attention and care. Life's stressors and traumatic experiences can make it feel as though your world is unraveling. The simple act of reaching out for help may seem overwhelming, and I am here to ease the process of change, to be a supportive ally on your path. My therapy style is designed for neurodivergent individuals aged 16+. Together, we'll explore distinctive pathways, empowering you to face challenges with renewed hope and a unique perspective shaped by the autistic/ADHD experience.
(360) 634-4476 View (360) 634-4476
Photo of Benjamin Rucker - Calm Resilience Counseling, PLLC, LMHC, NCC
Calm Resilience Counseling, PLLC
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, WA 98661  (Online Only)
Greetings! You have a lot of courage to begin your search for the right counselor. This shows a great strength toward personal growth. I have experience working with children, adolescents, teens, and adults who were overcoming grief, trauma (PTSD), depression (lack of motivation), addiction, anxiety, ADHD, Post-Concussive Syndrome (TBI), career struggles, and disruptive life events (divorce or loss). Since graduating high school in 1995, I have been actively engaged in personal growth including emotional healing, art therapy, meditation, and movement therapies in order to overcome my own childhood traumas.
Greetings! You have a lot of courage to begin your search for the right counselor. This shows a great strength toward personal growth. I have experience working with children, adolescents, teens, and adults who were overcoming grief, trauma (PTSD), depression (lack of motivation), addiction, anxiety, ADHD, Post-Concussive Syndrome (TBI), career struggles, and disruptive life events (divorce or loss). Since graduating high school in 1995, I have been actively engaged in personal growth including emotional healing, art therapy, meditation, and movement therapies in order to overcome my own childhood traumas.
(360) 323-7450 View (360) 323-7450
Photo of Samantha Lynes, LMHC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Samantha Lynes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, WA 98662  (Online Only)
Samantha Lynes is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who utilizes evidence-based practices and tailors her dialogue and treatment plans to meet the unique and specific needs of each client. Samantha specializes in depression, anxiety, self-esteem difficulties, life transitions, and trauma.
Samantha Lynes is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who utilizes evidence-based practices and tailors her dialogue and treatment plans to meet the unique and specific needs of each client. Samantha specializes in depression, anxiety, self-esteem difficulties, life transitions, and trauma.
(360) 868-8094 View (360) 868-8094
Photo of Shawn Boley, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Shawn Boley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Vancouver, WA 98662
Therapy can seem daunting; you have to become vulnerable before you will start seeing benefits. For many, this is more anxiety producing than not. You might not know what to expect. You might have had a bad experience with a prior therapist. You might feel hopeless, like no amount of therapy can help you. You can be helped. It’s likely that you have an issue in your life that is causing you ambivalence, or else you wouldn’t be seeking therapy. To have ambivalence means you are uncertain about your life in the now, and choices you must make to manifest the future you want are causing you depression, fear, and/or anxiety.
Therapy can seem daunting; you have to become vulnerable before you will start seeing benefits. For many, this is more anxiety producing than not. You might not know what to expect. You might have had a bad experience with a prior therapist. You might feel hopeless, like no amount of therapy can help you. You can be helped. It’s likely that you have an issue in your life that is causing you ambivalence, or else you wouldn’t be seeking therapy. To have ambivalence means you are uncertain about your life in the now, and choices you must make to manifest the future you want are causing you depression, fear, and/or anxiety.
(360) 585-0624 View (360) 585-0624
Photo of Christina Moon Warner, LMFTA, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Christina Moon Warner
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, WA 98662
As the founder of Keep Growing Therapy, I aim to help my clients move through life’s many transitions and challenges, big and small. Whether you need to talk about stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, identity, or any other life experiences, I will be here to help you grow through what you go through. I have experience helping adults and teens with a wide range of challenges, including depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, queer identity, ADHD, family conflict, and others.
As the founder of Keep Growing Therapy, I aim to help my clients move through life’s many transitions and challenges, big and small. Whether you need to talk about stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, identity, or any other life experiences, I will be here to help you grow through what you go through. I have experience helping adults and teens with a wide range of challenges, including depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, queer identity, ADHD, family conflict, and others.
(916) 571-0319 View (916) 571-0319
Photo of Anna Claybaugh, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Anna Claybaugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Vancouver, WA 98685  (Online Only)
You are ready to stop patterns that involve giving your power away. You are looking for more fulfillment in life and are ready to reclaim your authentic self. You are tired of feeling like everything else comes before your dreams, goals, empowerment and mental health. You who want to learn how to build more loving awareness and compassion towards yourself in order to support your best life. You are interested in learning more about what makes you who you are, how to shift out of unhealthy beliefs and figure out what’s holding you back from securing happiness and abundance for yourself. Resonate? Then, let's work together.
You are ready to stop patterns that involve giving your power away. You are looking for more fulfillment in life and are ready to reclaim your authentic self. You are tired of feeling like everything else comes before your dreams, goals, empowerment and mental health. You who want to learn how to build more loving awareness and compassion towards yourself in order to support your best life. You are interested in learning more about what makes you who you are, how to shift out of unhealthy beliefs and figure out what’s holding you back from securing happiness and abundance for yourself. Resonate? Then, let's work together.
(360) 654-7698 View (360) 654-7698
Photo of Ollie Gibson-Lavell, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Ollie Gibson-Lavell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Vancouver, WA 98683
Ollie Gibson-Lavell, LCSW Ollie Gibson-Lavell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Washington who has been practicing since 2022. Ollie believes in focusing on the positive aspects of your reality as you creatively engage with the challenges of daily life. She utilizes a humanist, integrative, solution focus, trauma-informed approach to enhance the daily living experience of those impacted with Co-Occurring Disorders (Mental Health and SUD and other Disorders) and their families. Outside of work, Ollie enjoys engaging with others and watching plants and butterflies transform on their journey.
Ollie Gibson-Lavell, LCSW Ollie Gibson-Lavell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Washington who has been practicing since 2022. Ollie believes in focusing on the positive aspects of your reality as you creatively engage with the challenges of daily life. She utilizes a humanist, integrative, solution focus, trauma-informed approach to enhance the daily living experience of those impacted with Co-Occurring Disorders (Mental Health and SUD and other Disorders) and their families. Outside of work, Ollie enjoys engaging with others and watching plants and butterflies transform on their journey.
(360) 226-4742 View (360) 226-4742
Photo of Scott Groseclose, LMFTA, AAC
Scott Groseclose
LMFTA, AAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, WA 98663  (Online Only)
Online Only! I work with adolescents through various work experiences. I enjoy working with couples who may be struggling in their relationship because I believe there is no problem large enough that we cannot work through. The same goes for families. The family is a fundamental building block in all of our relationships, through which all other relationships we may have can grow. I work together with my clients to create goals and helps equip them with tools to continue to grow throughout the rest of their lives. I create a safe environment in order for my clients to be able to open up and find healing in all aspects of life.
Online Only! I work with adolescents through various work experiences. I enjoy working with couples who may be struggling in their relationship because I believe there is no problem large enough that we cannot work through. The same goes for families. The family is a fundamental building block in all of our relationships, through which all other relationships we may have can grow. I work together with my clients to create goals and helps equip them with tools to continue to grow throughout the rest of their lives. I create a safe environment in order for my clients to be able to open up and find healing in all aspects of life.
(360) 281-6824 View (360) 281-6824
Photo of Brian Mcintire, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Brian Mcintire
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Vancouver, WA 98683  (Online Only)
Life not going as expected? Feeling confused, frustrated, stressed, overwhelmed, disconnected, or disillusioned? Let's talk. You deserve to feel empowered in your body, relationships, and life pursuits. I can help you gain clarity and find empowering strategies to be your best self to live the life most meaningful to you.
Life not going as expected? Feeling confused, frustrated, stressed, overwhelmed, disconnected, or disillusioned? Let's talk. You deserve to feel empowered in your body, relationships, and life pursuits. I can help you gain clarity and find empowering strategies to be your best self to live the life most meaningful to you.
(360) 745-1024 View (360) 745-1024
Photo of Stephanie Doig, BS, LPC Intern
Stephanie Doig
LPC Intern, BS
Verified Verified
Vancouver, WA 98685
Waitlist for new clients
I strive to put clients at ease with a warm, casual, down-to-earth style. I am passionate about fat liberation, Health at Every Size (HAES), anti-racism, and queer liberation. Clients with panic attacks, worries, and social anxiety will especially feel at peace. Many people who come to see me also struggle with depression, infertility, and disordered eating. My style of therapy is supportive, collaborative, and non-judgmental. Together, we'll develop practical tools to manage anxiety and cultivate emotional resilience. My style of therapy is supportive, collaborative, and non-judgmental.
I strive to put clients at ease with a warm, casual, down-to-earth style. I am passionate about fat liberation, Health at Every Size (HAES), anti-racism, and queer liberation. Clients with panic attacks, worries, and social anxiety will especially feel at peace. Many people who come to see me also struggle with depression, infertility, and disordered eating. My style of therapy is supportive, collaborative, and non-judgmental. Together, we'll develop practical tools to manage anxiety and cultivate emotional resilience. My style of therapy is supportive, collaborative, and non-judgmental.
(360) 997-2074 View (360) 997-2074
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A Better Way Counseling Service
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, LMFT, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, WA 98663
Waitlist for new clients
We have limited availability for both in-person and telehealth - Here at A Better Way Counseling Services, our mission is to be of service to our Washington community, far and near. We offer quality mental health counseling, training, and classes on a variety of helpful topics. Our philosophy is to work with people from an individualized, needs-driven, and strength-based focus. We are committed to offering quality mental health services to all people, regardless of religious preference, race, sex, income, sexual orientation, or education. A fundamental principle of our service is to treat everyone with respect and dignity.
We have limited availability for both in-person and telehealth - Here at A Better Way Counseling Services, our mission is to be of service to our Washington community, far and near. We offer quality mental health counseling, training, and classes on a variety of helpful topics. Our philosophy is to work with people from an individualized, needs-driven, and strength-based focus. We are committed to offering quality mental health services to all people, regardless of religious preference, race, sex, income, sexual orientation, or education. A fundamental principle of our service is to treat everyone with respect and dignity.
(360) 443-9801 View (360) 443-9801
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Number of Therapists in Vancouver, WA

800+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Vancouver, WA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
75% Trauma and PTSD
71% Relationship Issues
68% Self Esteem
67% Stress
65% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aetna
55% Cigna and Evernorth
50% Regence

How Therapists in Vancouver, WA see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
19% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Vancouver?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.