Therapists in Wenatchee, WA

Photo of Cynthia Buckley, Counselor in Wenatchee, WA
Cynthia Buckley
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Suffering from mental and emotional problems can cause you to feel hopeless and defeated. You may believe recovery is not possible and that you're destined to live a life of misery. I am here to tell you that you can heal and be happy instead of sad and anxious. I help individuals who suffer from trauma, anxiety disorders and OCD. I also work well with individuals who struggle to regulate their emotions or participate in self-destructive behaviors. In therapy we work together on understanding how your thoughts, belief systems, and feelings play a role in your life.
Suffering from mental and emotional problems can cause you to feel hopeless and defeated. You may believe recovery is not possible and that you're destined to live a life of misery. I am here to tell you that you can heal and be happy instead of sad and anxious. I help individuals who suffer from trauma, anxiety disorders and OCD. I also work well with individuals who struggle to regulate their emotions or participate in self-destructive behaviors. In therapy we work together on understanding how your thoughts, belief systems, and feelings play a role in your life.
(509) 415-8530 View (509) 415-8530
Photo of Kelsi Huerter, Counselor in Wenatchee, WA
Kelsi Huerter
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wenatchee, WA 98801  (Online Only)
This world is hard, amirite? The uncertainty wrapped up in the day to day surrounding our world is overwhelming. Add in the pressures of our media, and it’s no wonder there’s a mental health service shortage in our country. If you’re feeling like there’s more to all of this; that you want– need– to find a way to fight and overcome what’s holding you back: Welcome, you have an ally. As your therapist, I'm ready to help you find your personal power and path forward in an accepting, compassionate environment. Whatever your goals, we can approach them in an empowering, fun, and supportive manner.
This world is hard, amirite? The uncertainty wrapped up in the day to day surrounding our world is overwhelming. Add in the pressures of our media, and it’s no wonder there’s a mental health service shortage in our country. If you’re feeling like there’s more to all of this; that you want– need– to find a way to fight and overcome what’s holding you back: Welcome, you have an ally. As your therapist, I'm ready to help you find your personal power and path forward in an accepting, compassionate environment. Whatever your goals, we can approach them in an empowering, fun, and supportive manner.
(509) 287-4527 View (509) 287-4527
Photo of Rebecca Ann Gear, Mental Health Counselor in Wenatchee, WA
Rebecca Ann Gear
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Hey there! Welcome! I believe therapy is an invitation to become whole, to live as our authentic selves, to accept and love ourselves fiercely and gently, and to offer that love to one another. The work of therapy can help us sort through the parts of our lives to find authenticity, meaning and healing by keeping, tossing, re-imagining, and recovering the pieces of our life story. We work together with the story of your life to find and see you in all your depth and complexity, strengths and limitations, beauty, and goodness.
Hey there! Welcome! I believe therapy is an invitation to become whole, to live as our authentic selves, to accept and love ourselves fiercely and gently, and to offer that love to one another. The work of therapy can help us sort through the parts of our lives to find authenticity, meaning and healing by keeping, tossing, re-imagining, and recovering the pieces of our life story. We work together with the story of your life to find and see you in all your depth and complexity, strengths and limitations, beauty, and goodness.
(509) 571-2347 View (509) 571-2347
Photo of Blake Suzelis Holistic Counseling, LLC, Counselor in Wenatchee, WA
Blake Suzelis Holistic Counseling, LLC
Counselor, MA, LMHC, RH, CMHS, NBC-HWC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wenatchee, WA 98807  (Online Only)
YES, Life Can Be Different! I know that you want to live a better life! The problem is that what you need can look very different from what others need. Perhaps, you are experiencing pain from mental illness or broken relationships, and you are looking for a healing guide. You may be feeling unsatisfied and unfulfilled with your life, and instead, you desperately crave an inspiring and fulfilling life. Maybe, your business growth has plateaued, or your team has stagnated, and you are searching for help to change. Whatever your path, I believe that life can be different!
YES, Life Can Be Different! I know that you want to live a better life! The problem is that what you need can look very different from what others need. Perhaps, you are experiencing pain from mental illness or broken relationships, and you are looking for a healing guide. You may be feeling unsatisfied and unfulfilled with your life, and instead, you desperately crave an inspiring and fulfilling life. Maybe, your business growth has plateaued, or your team has stagnated, and you are searching for help to change. Whatever your path, I believe that life can be different!
(509) 257-3370 View (509) 257-3370
Photo of Heidi Whitney, Counselor in Wenatchee, WA
Heidi Whitney
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Waitlist for new clients
EMDR trauma practitioner. Combining Traditional and Holistic Care - Integrating the mind, body and spirit, is drawing from our own inner resources to bring healing to all areas of our lives. We can release limited beliefs that keep us stuck, release cellular memories of past trauma's, create healthy shifts in behavioral patterns, nurture loving relationships, improve our physical health and live a conscious and empowered life. In my practice, I blend EMDR (Trauma releasing technique) with Visualization, Cognitive Behavioral interweaves, and Cellular Memory release techniques. Trained in intensive Grief Therapy.
EMDR trauma practitioner. Combining Traditional and Holistic Care - Integrating the mind, body and spirit, is drawing from our own inner resources to bring healing to all areas of our lives. We can release limited beliefs that keep us stuck, release cellular memories of past trauma's, create healthy shifts in behavioral patterns, nurture loving relationships, improve our physical health and live a conscious and empowered life. In my practice, I blend EMDR (Trauma releasing technique) with Visualization, Cognitive Behavioral interweaves, and Cellular Memory release techniques. Trained in intensive Grief Therapy.
View
Photo of Holly Zvonec, Counselor in Wenatchee, WA
Holly Zvonec
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Wenatchee, WA 98801  (Online Only)
There are seasons for renewal, change and healing. Seeking therapy is a brave and vulnerable step. My specialty is counseling children, teens, and adults who are strong, but feel weighed down by trauma, perfectionism, anxiety, depression, and self worth. Perhaps you are searching because something feels broken in your life: relationships are disconnected, or an event haunts you from the past, or your emotions are overwhelming. Perhaps you are plagued by hidden grief or rejection, and you feel restless or wounded as a result. You are not alone, and you don't have to stay stuck.
There are seasons for renewal, change and healing. Seeking therapy is a brave and vulnerable step. My specialty is counseling children, teens, and adults who are strong, but feel weighed down by trauma, perfectionism, anxiety, depression, and self worth. Perhaps you are searching because something feels broken in your life: relationships are disconnected, or an event haunts you from the past, or your emotions are overwhelming. Perhaps you are plagued by hidden grief or rejection, and you feel restless or wounded as a result. You are not alone, and you don't have to stay stuck.
(509) 293-5336 View (509) 293-5336
Photo of LaRee Rumble LMHC Counseling Services, Counselor in Wenatchee, WA
LaRee Rumble LMHC Counseling Services
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Wenatchee, WA 98801
I am a licensed, nationally board-certified counselor whose focus is client centered. Many of us at some point in our lives experience events which leave us feeling powerless or hopeless. It can be beneficial to find someone outside of your family and social network when wanting to discuss these experiences. My role as your therapist is to listen, ask questions and assist you in finding resolutions that are relevant. Trust is an important piece in developing a comfortable working relationship in therapy. It is an honor to participate in your journey. For more information please view my website.
I am a licensed, nationally board-certified counselor whose focus is client centered. Many of us at some point in our lives experience events which leave us feeling powerless or hopeless. It can be beneficial to find someone outside of your family and social network when wanting to discuss these experiences. My role as your therapist is to listen, ask questions and assist you in finding resolutions that are relevant. Trust is an important piece in developing a comfortable working relationship in therapy. It is an honor to participate in your journey. For more information please view my website.
(509) 563-7021 View (509) 563-7021
Photo of Reed Therapy, LLC, Counselor in Wenatchee, WA
Reed Therapy, LLC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Not accepting new clients
We all experience difficult times in our lives when we need extra support such as experiencing debilitating grief after a loss. I am committed to helping my clients learn how to build a healthier more fulfilling life. My integrative therapeutic approach supports my clients through their difficult times by guiding them with the use of evidence based therapy tools (CBT, IPT, mindfulness practices, and others) individualized to their healing journey. I believe in working together in a collaborative approach to help my clients reach their goals. It is an honor to help others realize that life can be beautiful again.
We all experience difficult times in our lives when we need extra support such as experiencing debilitating grief after a loss. I am committed to helping my clients learn how to build a healthier more fulfilling life. My integrative therapeutic approach supports my clients through their difficult times by guiding them with the use of evidence based therapy tools (CBT, IPT, mindfulness practices, and others) individualized to their healing journey. I believe in working together in a collaborative approach to help my clients reach their goals. It is an honor to help others realize that life can be beautiful again.
(509) 519-3793 View (509) 519-3793
Photo of Miglany Gomila, Psychologist in Wenatchee, WA
Miglany Gomila
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wenatchee, WA 98801  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to make necessary changes during difficult times of your life? Are you a caregiver that is "running on empty" all the time? Are your health challenges making you feel like you are existing rather than living? Sometimes, these issues requires some guidance, introspection and support that an authentic, warm and professional therapy space can offer. As a licensed psychologist I would be honored to offer that space, one that feels safe to discuss what may be distressing you.
Are you struggling to make necessary changes during difficult times of your life? Are you a caregiver that is "running on empty" all the time? Are your health challenges making you feel like you are existing rather than living? Sometimes, these issues requires some guidance, introspection and support that an authentic, warm and professional therapy space can offer. As a licensed psychologist I would be honored to offer that space, one that feels safe to discuss what may be distressing you.
(509) 712-2263 View (509) 712-2263
Photo of Julie A Rickard, Psychologist in Wenatchee, WA
Julie A Rickard
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Wenatchee, WA 98801  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with people that have complicated medical issues that impact mental health. My background is in health psychology, neurocognitive issues, suicide prevention, OCD and similar other related disorders, as well as end of life. Though I also enjoy working with families, and any other mental health issues. PTSD related to abuse is not my specialty.
I specialize in working with people that have complicated medical issues that impact mental health. My background is in health psychology, neurocognitive issues, suicide prevention, OCD and similar other related disorders, as well as end of life. Though I also enjoy working with families, and any other mental health issues. PTSD related to abuse is not my specialty.
(509) 204-8976 View (509) 204-8976
Photo of Serenity Counseling --Andra Darlington, Counselor in Wenatchee, WA
Serenity Counseling --Andra Darlington
Counselor, MA, LMHC, SUDP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Email is the best way to get ahold of me. Are you letting fear, anxiety, or doubt hold you back? Are you constantly battling with that voice in your head that says you aren’t good enough? You are not alone. My goal as your therapist is to empower you to rediscover your inner peace and navigate through some of the issues that may be weighing you down or holding you back from reaching your potential. I believe that you are the expert of your own life and ultimately hold the key to unlocking your goals.
Email is the best way to get ahold of me. Are you letting fear, anxiety, or doubt hold you back? Are you constantly battling with that voice in your head that says you aren’t good enough? You are not alone. My goal as your therapist is to empower you to rediscover your inner peace and navigate through some of the issues that may be weighing you down or holding you back from reaching your potential. I believe that you are the expert of your own life and ultimately hold the key to unlocking your goals.
(509) 588-0782 View (509) 588-0782
Photo of Out of the Miry Clay Counseling Services, Counselor in Wenatchee, WA
Out of the Miry Clay Counseling Services
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Wenatchee, WA 98801
I welcome those who have been abused, either by physical abuse, sexual, or emotional/psychological. I am level 3 trained for Gottman Couples Counseling as well as specializing in treating those with PTSD ( not related to military). I also work with children that have difficulty in navigating through the trauma that they have suffered.
I welcome those who have been abused, either by physical abuse, sexual, or emotional/psychological. I am level 3 trained for Gottman Couples Counseling as well as specializing in treating those with PTSD ( not related to military). I also work with children that have difficulty in navigating through the trauma that they have suffered.
(509) 381-1031 View (509) 381-1031
Photo of Peak Performance Counseling and Consulting, PLLC, Counselor in Wenatchee, WA
Peak Performance Counseling and Consulting, PLLC
Counselor, LMHC, ACS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Wenatchee, WA 98801
As a Behavioral Health Therapist for more than 15 years, I feel passionate about assisting clients in the process of coming to know themselves better. By working to establish goals, listening intently, and identifying insights, attending therapy can help you improve self knowledge and directly impact your relationships, work, and play. I specialize in individual and family therapy for ages 16+ focusing on adjustment issues, anxiety, depression, phase of life changes, trauma, and couples counseling. I also have training in sports psychology and specialize in improving sports/professional performance.
As a Behavioral Health Therapist for more than 15 years, I feel passionate about assisting clients in the process of coming to know themselves better. By working to establish goals, listening intently, and identifying insights, attending therapy can help you improve self knowledge and directly impact your relationships, work, and play. I specialize in individual and family therapy for ages 16+ focusing on adjustment issues, anxiety, depression, phase of life changes, trauma, and couples counseling. I also have training in sports psychology and specialize in improving sports/professional performance.
(509) 685-3170 View (509) 685-3170
Photo of Eleanor Ulibarri, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Wenatchee, WA
Eleanor Ulibarri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, , LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wenatchee, WA 98801
I am a bilingual clinician specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy to assist  children, adolescents and young adults affected by traumatic events.  I emphasize a positive and solution-focused approach. My bilingual skills are essential and I provide services to those seeking treatment in Spanish and English.
I am a bilingual clinician specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy to assist  children, adolescents and young adults affected by traumatic events.  I emphasize a positive and solution-focused approach. My bilingual skills are essential and I provide services to those seeking treatment in Spanish and English.
(509) 291-8732 View (509) 291-8732
Photo of Heart Spring Counseling Services, LLC, Counselor in Wenatchee, WA
Heart Spring Counseling Services, LLC
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, SUDP
Verified Verified
Wenatchee, WA 98801
You know that feeling you get on the first warm, sunny day after a long winter, when it finally feels like spring is near? That is what our heart experiences when we take that first step toward growth and healing. Hope. Hope for new beginnings, hope for new growth, hope for the future. That feeling is just the beginning. Here at Heart Spring Counseling Services, we as a group practice believe that every individual has the capacity for change, to make a different choice at any point in their story to move in a new direction.
You know that feeling you get on the first warm, sunny day after a long winter, when it finally feels like spring is near? That is what our heart experiences when we take that first step toward growth and healing. Hope. Hope for new beginnings, hope for new growth, hope for the future. That feeling is just the beginning. Here at Heart Spring Counseling Services, we as a group practice believe that every individual has the capacity for change, to make a different choice at any point in their story to move in a new direction.
(509) 215-1428 View (509) 215-1428
Photo of Dana Wolf, Counselor in Wenatchee, WA
Dana Wolf
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Waitlist for new clients
I have been providing therapy services since 2005 to individuals with a variety of mental health challenges such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. The majority of my experience comes from working in community mental health. I specialize in treating individuals with anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder by using a highly effective treatment modality called EMDR, which can take fewer sessions to effect change than traditional therapy. I also have many years experience assisting individuals who are coming to terms with their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
I have been providing therapy services since 2005 to individuals with a variety of mental health challenges such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. The majority of my experience comes from working in community mental health. I specialize in treating individuals with anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder by using a highly effective treatment modality called EMDR, which can take fewer sessions to effect change than traditional therapy. I also have many years experience assisting individuals who are coming to terms with their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
(509) 774-2388 View (509) 774-2388
Photo of Jesi Lingo, Counselor in Wenatchee, WA
Jesi Lingo
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, SUDP, CCTP, CMHIMP
Verified Verified
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Waitlist for new clients
I provide a comfortable, non-judgmental, professional, and encouraging therapeutic relationship. I have 14 years of experience working with clients who struggle with mental health, trauma, and addiction issues. I provide EMDR, as well as, traditional talk therapy. I use a variety of tools and modalities to best help each individual client. If there is a specific type of therapy you are looking for please let me know and I will accommodate if it is in my wheelhouse. I enjoy collaborating with my clients to help reduce symptoms and find some peace and joy. Please call with questions.
I provide a comfortable, non-judgmental, professional, and encouraging therapeutic relationship. I have 14 years of experience working with clients who struggle with mental health, trauma, and addiction issues. I provide EMDR, as well as, traditional talk therapy. I use a variety of tools and modalities to best help each individual client. If there is a specific type of therapy you are looking for please let me know and I will accommodate if it is in my wheelhouse. I enjoy collaborating with my clients to help reduce symptoms and find some peace and joy. Please call with questions.
(425) 541-7661 View (425) 541-7661
Photo of Samantha Nau, Pre-Licensed Professional in Wenatchee, WA
Samantha Nau
Pre-Licensed Professional, LICSWA
Verified Verified
Wenatchee, WA 98801
You have hopeful life expectations that unfortunately sometimes are not met causing deep grief and sorrow. Whether you are grieving the loss of a loved one, a divorce, a traumatic childhood, or life goals it can leave you feeling alone and hopeless. Unmet expectations can cause you to guess your worth making it difficult to make future decisions and build connections with others. You want to feel hopeful and confident in yourself and your future. You want to feel as if you have a purpose through connections with others. My goal is to provide an empathetic, safe, and judgement free space for you to find healing, connection, and hope.
You have hopeful life expectations that unfortunately sometimes are not met causing deep grief and sorrow. Whether you are grieving the loss of a loved one, a divorce, a traumatic childhood, or life goals it can leave you feeling alone and hopeless. Unmet expectations can cause you to guess your worth making it difficult to make future decisions and build connections with others. You want to feel hopeful and confident in yourself and your future. You want to feel as if you have a purpose through connections with others. My goal is to provide an empathetic, safe, and judgement free space for you to find healing, connection, and hope.
(509) 652-2866 View (509) 652-2866
Photo of Rising Hope-Counseling by Melissa Kelley, Counselor in Wenatchee, WA
Rising Hope-Counseling by Melissa Kelley
Counselor, MA, CLC
Verified Verified
Wenatchee, WA 98801
What is causing the problem? I have a three pronged approach looking at biochemistry of the body, Mind, and Spirit. To Work with you as a cohesive whole not just individual parts. BODY : Are you experience depression, anxiety, irritability, low blood sugar "hangry"? Repair Biochemistry of the brain to end most mood instability. Learn to feed your brain and body like professional athletes. Stop blaming yourself for having "No Will Power". Stop reaching for food and substances to feel good. Gain a stable mood, relaxed mind and body. Experience childlike joy and enthusiasm again.
What is causing the problem? I have a three pronged approach looking at biochemistry of the body, Mind, and Spirit. To Work with you as a cohesive whole not just individual parts. BODY : Are you experience depression, anxiety, irritability, low blood sugar "hangry"? Repair Biochemistry of the brain to end most mood instability. Learn to feed your brain and body like professional athletes. Stop blaming yourself for having "No Will Power". Stop reaching for food and substances to feel good. Gain a stable mood, relaxed mind and body. Experience childlike joy and enthusiasm again.
(509) 213-0282 View (509) 213-0282
Photo of Jim Kaing, Counselor in Wenatchee, WA
Jim Kaing
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wenatchee, WA 98801  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My holistic approach integrates physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual forms of well-being. The overall goal is to help individuals develop a deeper understanding of themselves on all these levels. For some, the goal of counseling may be to improve personal, familial, social, and/or community functioning. While for others, the aim is building, self-esteem, reducing anxiety or strengthening coping mechanisms. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to unpack emotional and mental distress while working on grounding techniques, challenging unhelpful automatic thoughts, and processing trauma.
My holistic approach integrates physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual forms of well-being. The overall goal is to help individuals develop a deeper understanding of themselves on all these levels. For some, the goal of counseling may be to improve personal, familial, social, and/or community functioning. While for others, the aim is building, self-esteem, reducing anxiety or strengthening coping mechanisms. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to unpack emotional and mental distress while working on grounding techniques, challenging unhelpful automatic thoughts, and processing trauma.
(509) 502-6647 View (509) 502-6647

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Wenatchee, WA

60+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in Wenatchee, WA who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
78% Depression
76% Trauma and PTSD
69% Relationship Issues
69% Self Esteem
63% Stress
60% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Premera
60% Regence
53% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Wenatchee, WA see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
20% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Wenatchee?

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.