Therapists in Vancouver, WA

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Marieke Renner
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, WA 98683
Accepting New Clients! Are you wondering how past experiences are affecting you today? Do you want to break the cycle and do things differently with your children than what you experienced growing up? Or maybe you are just curious about counseling and not sure what to expect? I am experienced working with clients with all types of trauma/(C-) PTSD, emotional neglect, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, OCD, grief, and anger issues, and I can support you navigate these types of challenges and potentially help you find healing and a sense of belonging in your life. I see individual adults of all ages.
Accepting New Clients! Are you wondering how past experiences are affecting you today? Do you want to break the cycle and do things differently with your children than what you experienced growing up? Or maybe you are just curious about counseling and not sure what to expect? I am experienced working with clients with all types of trauma/(C-) PTSD, emotional neglect, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, OCD, grief, and anger issues, and I can support you navigate these types of challenges and potentially help you find healing and a sense of belonging in your life. I see individual adults of all ages.
(360) 227-6984 View (360) 227-6984
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Will Wilkinson
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCSWA
Verified
Vancouver, WA 98683
Will Wilkinson is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker Associate in Washington who has been practicing since 2023. He has his Bachelor and MSW from Arizona State University and is a graduate of the Arizona Trauma Institute. Will has worked with children and families from multiple vantage points through various agencies, including child protective services, domestic violence shelters, and residential treatment center for children. He was able to participate in furthering national domestic violence research for two years through AmeriCorps.
Will Wilkinson is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker Associate in Washington who has been practicing since 2023. He has his Bachelor and MSW from Arizona State University and is a graduate of the Arizona Trauma Institute. Will has worked with children and families from multiple vantage points through various agencies, including child protective services, domestic violence shelters, and residential treatment center for children. He was able to participate in furthering national domestic violence research for two years through AmeriCorps.
(360) 345-3593 View (360) 345-3593
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Janine Hauser
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Vancouver, WA 98662
Together, we will create a safe space to rediscover causes for hope, and create effective change in your life, even during challenging times. As a nationally certified and licensed therapist, I have had the privilege of working with individuals and groups who report life-altering positive change in managing anxiety/stress, perfectionist traits, grief/loss, abandonment, trauma/PTSD & depression. It is my goal, the moment my clients begin therapy with me, you feel increased support & sense of belonging as we are "walking the path together." Coupling your strengths/experiences w/timely, evidence-based interventions for holistic health.
Together, we will create a safe space to rediscover causes for hope, and create effective change in your life, even during challenging times. As a nationally certified and licensed therapist, I have had the privilege of working with individuals and groups who report life-altering positive change in managing anxiety/stress, perfectionist traits, grief/loss, abandonment, trauma/PTSD & depression. It is my goal, the moment my clients begin therapy with me, you feel increased support & sense of belonging as we are "walking the path together." Coupling your strengths/experiences w/timely, evidence-based interventions for holistic health.
(360) 469-6506 View (360) 469-6506
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Christopher Forward
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Vancouver, WA 98662
Clients describe what they want to happen in their lives (solutions), and how they will use personal resources to create their solutions. Clients are encouraged to believe that positive changes are always possible, and clients are encouraged to increase the frequency of current useful behaviors. I think that solution-focused brief therapy has the respect I treat everyone with at its core. However, specifically in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder I use Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) to treat clients, because CPT has been shown to be very helpful in the process of overcoming the negative symptoms associated with PTSD
Clients describe what they want to happen in their lives (solutions), and how they will use personal resources to create their solutions. Clients are encouraged to believe that positive changes are always possible, and clients are encouraged to increase the frequency of current useful behaviors. I think that solution-focused brief therapy has the respect I treat everyone with at its core. However, specifically in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder I use Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) to treat clients, because CPT has been shown to be very helpful in the process of overcoming the negative symptoms associated with PTSD
(360) 934-1810 View (360) 934-1810
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Northwest EMDR Therapy
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified
Vancouver, WA 98662
If you feel blocked in traditional therapy, suffered a trauma such as an accident, physical or sexual abuse, child abuse, the death of a loved one, a pattern of unsuccessful relationships, if you suffer from anxiety, depression, brooding or worry, addiction, or a phobia then I believe that we can find you the power to heal through the use of EMDR and other therapeutic practices.
If you feel blocked in traditional therapy, suffered a trauma such as an accident, physical or sexual abuse, child abuse, the death of a loved one, a pattern of unsuccessful relationships, if you suffer from anxiety, depression, brooding or worry, addiction, or a phobia then I believe that we can find you the power to heal through the use of EMDR and other therapeutic practices.
(360) 233-8018 View (360) 233-8018
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SensoriWorks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CSWA, CADCIII, LAC
Verified
Vancouver, WA 98684
When someone in your family is suffering, finding the right help is so important! I work with children, teens and adults to get back into balance and become consciously embodied, through somatic therapy and coaching. We'll work together to develop a consistent mental, physical and emotional self care system that is really effective to expand your bandwidth in life, have more capacity for joy and play, strive for goals and practice thriving!
When someone in your family is suffering, finding the right help is so important! I work with children, teens and adults to get back into balance and become consciously embodied, through somatic therapy and coaching. We'll work together to develop a consistent mental, physical and emotional self care system that is really effective to expand your bandwidth in life, have more capacity for joy and play, strive for goals and practice thriving!
(360) 930-6688 View (360) 930-6688
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Mindful Path Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Vancouver, WA 98660  (Online Only)
Email me 24/7 for shortest response times! Welcome Mindful Path Counseling, virtual therapy anywhere in Washington! I provide a safe space for you to meet painful issues and gently dismantle their power over your life. If you want to restructure and redefine relationships that are no longer working for you, I can help. If you think self-defeating thought patterns and underlying belief systems might be opening the door to unwanted situations in your life, I can help you rewrite that story. I would be honored to walk through this journey with you. Email me today and start living your best life. I can’t wait to meet you!
Email me 24/7 for shortest response times! Welcome Mindful Path Counseling, virtual therapy anywhere in Washington! I provide a safe space for you to meet painful issues and gently dismantle their power over your life. If you want to restructure and redefine relationships that are no longer working for you, I can help. If you think self-defeating thought patterns and underlying belief systems might be opening the door to unwanted situations in your life, I can help you rewrite that story. I would be honored to walk through this journey with you. Email me today and start living your best life. I can’t wait to meet you!
(509) 739-7196 View (509) 739-7196
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Esther Pfeiffer
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, WA 98684
I specialize in grief counseling, as well as counseling for perinatal loss, in order to walk through the grieving process with you and help to imagine what the future can look like one step at a time. I also utilize EMDR for trauma, depression, anxiety, and relationship concerns to stop the past from affecting the present and to create a different future. I help to create a coherent narrative to be able to move forward and live life more freely, without the learned patterns from the past. If you are ready to get help with grief, loss, trauma, attachment concerns, relationship struggles, depression, or self-esteem, please reach out!
I specialize in grief counseling, as well as counseling for perinatal loss, in order to walk through the grieving process with you and help to imagine what the future can look like one step at a time. I also utilize EMDR for trauma, depression, anxiety, and relationship concerns to stop the past from affecting the present and to create a different future. I help to create a coherent narrative to be able to move forward and live life more freely, without the learned patterns from the past. If you are ready to get help with grief, loss, trauma, attachment concerns, relationship struggles, depression, or self-esteem, please reach out!
(360) 585-8273 x6 View (360) 585-8273 x6
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Healthy Thoughts Counseling & Consultation, LLC
Counselor, MSP, LMHC, MHP
Verified
Vancouver, WA 98663
Are you LIVING or just EXISTING? Depression, anxiety, fatigue, a sudden inability to manage stress, can erode your quality of life. At Healthy Thoughts Counseling we help guide you toward engaging in LIFE again. In some cases a brain injury can be a precipitating factor to the feelings of emotional disconnection. Brain injuries occur from a blunt trauma to the brain or stroke,residual damage can also occur with the occurrence of frequent severe migraines. Our services are not limited to Brain Injury, we provide marital/relationship counseling. We help you rebuild communication skills necessary to keep the relationship alive.
Are you LIVING or just EXISTING? Depression, anxiety, fatigue, a sudden inability to manage stress, can erode your quality of life. At Healthy Thoughts Counseling we help guide you toward engaging in LIFE again. In some cases a brain injury can be a precipitating factor to the feelings of emotional disconnection. Brain injuries occur from a blunt trauma to the brain or stroke,residual damage can also occur with the occurrence of frequent severe migraines. Our services are not limited to Brain Injury, we provide marital/relationship counseling. We help you rebuild communication skills necessary to keep the relationship alive.
(360) 339-8830 View (360) 339-8830
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Sheen therapy PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified
Vancouver, WA 98662
Client (ages 5-55) seeking support for anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, ADHD, childhood trauma, grief, etc. They desire a safe and welcoming space to express themselves without judgment. Their needs include effective strategies for managing emotions, coping with stress, and improving mental health. They want to develop self-awareness, self-acceptance, and practical skills for resilience. They seek strength-based therapy and CBT to challenge negative thoughts and behaviors, while embracing their unique strengths. They aspire to transform, gain control over emotions, improve relationships, and thrive in personal.
Client (ages 5-55) seeking support for anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, ADHD, childhood trauma, grief, etc. They desire a safe and welcoming space to express themselves without judgment. Their needs include effective strategies for managing emotions, coping with stress, and improving mental health. They want to develop self-awareness, self-acceptance, and practical skills for resilience. They seek strength-based therapy and CBT to challenge negative thoughts and behaviors, while embracing their unique strengths. They aspire to transform, gain control over emotions, improve relationships, and thrive in personal.
(360) 347-9045 View (360) 347-9045
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Darienne Marie Veri
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified
Vancouver, WA 98662  (Online Only)
If you are struggling in relationship with yourself, with others, with the past, with your work, or just feel overwhelmed by life I may be able to help.
If you are struggling in relationship with yourself, with others, with the past, with your work, or just feel overwhelmed by life I may be able to help.
(360) 276-2156 View (360) 276-2156
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La Saechao
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, WA 98660  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck, stagnant, or just wanting to do things differently? I work with individuals of all identities, backgrounds, and orientations. My specialty is working with individuals that identify with communities of color, adult children of immigrants and individuals that identify with multicultural identities. I help in finding a deeper understanding of you and the world around you by providing a space to sort through the demands and stressors of everyday life, relationships, and cultural identity/BIPOC-specific challenges. I help in exploring, building insight to support the behavioral changes you want to see.
Are you feeling stuck, stagnant, or just wanting to do things differently? I work with individuals of all identities, backgrounds, and orientations. My specialty is working with individuals that identify with communities of color, adult children of immigrants and individuals that identify with multicultural identities. I help in finding a deeper understanding of you and the world around you by providing a space to sort through the demands and stressors of everyday life, relationships, and cultural identity/BIPOC-specific challenges. I help in exploring, building insight to support the behavioral changes you want to see.
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Pasternak Counseling
Psychologist, Alan Pasternak
Verified
Vancouver, WA 98685
As a semiretired Psychologist, I do not have an office and visit my client(s) in their home or office anywhere in Clark county. I am married to a Marriage and Family Therapist and understand the difficulties that couples have even with our level of knowledge. I help each member of the couple rise above the conflict and participate in healing their relationship by encouraging personal responsibility and self-disclosure and by getting in touch with the goodness in each person and the love they are missing.
As a semiretired Psychologist, I do not have an office and visit my client(s) in their home or office anywhere in Clark county. I am married to a Marriage and Family Therapist and understand the difficulties that couples have even with our level of knowledge. I help each member of the couple rise above the conflict and participate in healing their relationship by encouraging personal responsibility and self-disclosure and by getting in touch with the goodness in each person and the love they are missing.
(360) 227-5356 View (360) 227-5356
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Christine Yoshida Counseling
Counselor, MS, NCC, LMHC, LPC, NBPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, WA 98685
I help clients who are struggling with disordered eating, eating disorders, chronic dieting, over exercising, orthorexia, poor body image and muscle dysmorphia. Focusing on body respect, intuitive eating and joyful movement!. Whether you are actively struggling with an eating disorder or simply sick and tired of dealing with the stress, anxiety, obsession, depression and annoyance of dieting, I am here to help. I would love the opportunity to work with you and guide you in developing a healthy relationship with food and fitness.
I help clients who are struggling with disordered eating, eating disorders, chronic dieting, over exercising, orthorexia, poor body image and muscle dysmorphia. Focusing on body respect, intuitive eating and joyful movement!. Whether you are actively struggling with an eating disorder or simply sick and tired of dealing with the stress, anxiety, obsession, depression and annoyance of dieting, I am here to help. I would love the opportunity to work with you and guide you in developing a healthy relationship with food and fitness.
(360) 979-1150 View (360) 979-1150
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Cynthia E Parker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, WA 98663  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! This is the landing place for (discrete) professional psychological services. The place for professionals - like you - interested in gaining insights into their patterns - especially those that feel unhelpful or keep you stuck. The place to help you discover yourself in a meaningful and profound way, a way that enables you to close the gap between where you are and where you aspire to be. You are ready to dive deep for a shift that grows from the inside out.
Welcome! This is the landing place for (discrete) professional psychological services. The place for professionals - like you - interested in gaining insights into their patterns - especially those that feel unhelpful or keep you stuck. The place to help you discover yourself in a meaningful and profound way, a way that enables you to close the gap between where you are and where you aspire to be. You are ready to dive deep for a shift that grows from the inside out.
(360) 284-4138 View (360) 284-4138
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Boundaries for Compassionate People - Molly Davis
MS-CMH
Vancouver, WA 98684  (Online Only)
Are you tired of feeling guilty, selfish, or mean every time you try to set a boundary? Ready to kiss people-pleasing, codependency, and toxic relationships goodbye? I help compassionate people discover how to set boundaries. Sometimes called "people-pleasers" or "co-dependents," I believe the real problem is one of boundaries... As in, we need to know how to find them! I've found that loving empathic people can THRIVE once we discover our boundaries (in a way that works for our compassionate hearts). Many of my clients are fellow counselors and psychologists, medical professionals, teachers, social workers, all with big hearts.
Are you tired of feeling guilty, selfish, or mean every time you try to set a boundary? Ready to kiss people-pleasing, codependency, and toxic relationships goodbye? I help compassionate people discover how to set boundaries. Sometimes called "people-pleasers" or "co-dependents," I believe the real problem is one of boundaries... As in, we need to know how to find them! I've found that loving empathic people can THRIVE once we discover our boundaries (in a way that works for our compassionate hearts). Many of my clients are fellow counselors and psychologists, medical professionals, teachers, social workers, all with big hearts.
(360) 776-6307 View (360) 776-6307
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Mark D. Best
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, WA 98684  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
When life feels presents us with stress, whether it be from anxiety, depression, or trauma, it is not uncommon to feel overwhelmed and a sense that our lives have become unmanageable. My greatest satisfaction comes with assisting individuals in recognizing their power to grow and thrive. I assist my clients, who include adolescents and adults, in finding ways to change their relationship to thoughts and emotions and develop a stronger sense of self, establishing core values, and creating an action plan linked to goals based on those values.
When life feels presents us with stress, whether it be from anxiety, depression, or trauma, it is not uncommon to feel overwhelmed and a sense that our lives have become unmanageable. My greatest satisfaction comes with assisting individuals in recognizing their power to grow and thrive. I assist my clients, who include adolescents and adults, in finding ways to change their relationship to thoughts and emotions and develop a stronger sense of self, establishing core values, and creating an action plan linked to goals based on those values.
(360) 594-5284 View (360) 594-5284
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Hope Farmer
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, WA 98684
Waitlist for new clients
I have a passion for working with people of all ages, but there is a special place in my heart for kids and teens. I am a client centered therapist and love giving clients the freedom to do therapy how they feel comfortable. As a former foster parent and current adoptive mom of 3 boys, I know that families are complicated and messy! I would love to work with you and/or your family to enhance your relationships. I usually work with people with neurodivergence (ADHD, Autism, etc.), trauma, depression, anxiety, social skills issues and general wellness. I use techniques from DBT, Family Systems, and Attachment Theory and more.
I have a passion for working with people of all ages, but there is a special place in my heart for kids and teens. I am a client centered therapist and love giving clients the freedom to do therapy how they feel comfortable. As a former foster parent and current adoptive mom of 3 boys, I know that families are complicated and messy! I would love to work with you and/or your family to enhance your relationships. I usually work with people with neurodivergence (ADHD, Autism, etc.), trauma, depression, anxiety, social skills issues and general wellness. I use techniques from DBT, Family Systems, and Attachment Theory and more.
(360) 614-4441 View (360) 614-4441
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Molly Merritt
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, WA 98661  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I view therapy as a means to acquire a well-equipped toolbox of positive and healthy life skills. These skills will help the client recognize, understand, and utilize their internal power for overcoming life's many external forces that may be causing distress or dysfunction in their life. My job as a therapist is to maintain a safe, caring, and confidential environment for my clients as they embark on that journey.
I view therapy as a means to acquire a well-equipped toolbox of positive and healthy life skills. These skills will help the client recognize, understand, and utilize their internal power for overcoming life's many external forces that may be causing distress or dysfunction in their life. My job as a therapist is to maintain a safe, caring, and confidential environment for my clients as they embark on that journey.
(360) 842-0076 View (360) 842-0076
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April Rosenberg, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Vancouver, WA 98660
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 serious and persistent mental illness and geriatric mental health. 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 welcome and celebrate diversity in my practice and 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 serious and persistent mental illness and geriatric mental health. 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 welcome and celebrate diversity in my practice and 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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Number of Therapists in Vancouver, WA

700+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Vancouver, WA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
77% Trauma and PTSD
74% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
71% Stress
65% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aetna
51% Cigna and Evernorth
51% Regence

How Therapists in Vancouver, WA see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
18% 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.