Therapists in East Wellington, Woodinville, WA

Photo of Heather Goldy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in East Wellington, Woodinville, WA
Heather Goldy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
East Wellington, Woodinville, WA 98072  (Online Only)
Sometimes we find ourselves stuck, facing unexpected life experiences. Without knowing which way to go or how to make sense of things, we are left seeking answers, options, and direction. I specialize in guiding people through their family-building options, fertility challenges, reproductive assistance, surrogacy, adoption, and pregnancy/postpartum adjustment. These life transitions can bring grief, loss, stress, anxiety, and depression. Together, we will work to identify your goals and increase your awareness, insight, and understanding so that life feels more manageable and fulfilling.
Sometimes we find ourselves stuck, facing unexpected life experiences. Without knowing which way to go or how to make sense of things, we are left seeking answers, options, and direction. I specialize in guiding people through their family-building options, fertility challenges, reproductive assistance, surrogacy, adoption, and pregnancy/postpartum adjustment. These life transitions can bring grief, loss, stress, anxiety, and depression. Together, we will work to identify your goals and increase your awareness, insight, and understanding so that life feels more manageable and fulfilling.
(425) 600-7174 View (425) 600-7174
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New Perceptions Counseling PLLC Barbara J Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, ACHT
Verified Verified
East Wellington, Woodinville, WA 98072  (Online Only)
Have you ever wondered why certain life patterns have been so hard to turn around? Perhaps you struggle with money problems, feel hopeless, suffer from weight problems, or addictions you can't seem to beat. Psychological and physical ailments such as these, as well as self-doubts, often originate from past events of which you may be unaware. They don't have to remain a mystery-or have power over you anymore! Real lasting change comes not only from an understanding of those events, but from creating corrective emotional experiences that allow you to release those old, unproductive patterns.
Have you ever wondered why certain life patterns have been so hard to turn around? Perhaps you struggle with money problems, feel hopeless, suffer from weight problems, or addictions you can't seem to beat. Psychological and physical ailments such as these, as well as self-doubts, often originate from past events of which you may be unaware. They don't have to remain a mystery-or have power over you anymore! Real lasting change comes not only from an understanding of those events, but from creating corrective emotional experiences that allow you to release those old, unproductive patterns.
(425) 654-0608 View (425) 654-0608
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Sara Smucker Barnwell
Psychologist, PhD, MA, MEd
Verified Verified
East Wellington, Woodinville, WA 98072
I am a doctor of psychology delivering coaching services to facilitate the creation and development of professional goals and to develop and carry out a strategic plan for achieving those goals.
I am a doctor of psychology delivering coaching services to facilitate the creation and development of professional goals and to develop and carry out a strategic plan for achieving those goals.
(253) 336-7998 View (253) 336-7998
Photo of Dan Claussen | Larch Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapist in East Wellington, Woodinville, WA
Dan Claussen | Larch Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
14 Endorsed
East Wellington, Woodinville, WA 98072
At Larch Counseling, we help hurting adolescents, overwhelmed parents, disconnected couples, and everyone in-between find hope that things can be different in their lives. That life can be lived without a constant feeling of frustration, pain, sadness or being misunderstood. A life that is full of connection and lacks conflict. Once this hope is realized, we work with you to achieve this healthier way of living.
At Larch Counseling, we help hurting adolescents, overwhelmed parents, disconnected couples, and everyone in-between find hope that things can be different in their lives. That life can be lived without a constant feeling of frustration, pain, sadness or being misunderstood. A life that is full of connection and lacks conflict. Once this hope is realized, we work with you to achieve this healthier way of living.
(425) 200-0130 View (425) 200-0130
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Jennifer Matson
CHT
Verified Verified
East Wellington, Woodinville, WA 98072
Hypnosis uses the power of the mind to take back control of the thoughts and beliefs that are getting in the way of well-being and success. This safe and effective process also allows you to clear the obstacles that are preventing you from achieving your fullest potential. Whether you are deciding to go for that new job or you'd like to simply change old habits and limiting beliefs, give hypnosis a try and get results.
Hypnosis uses the power of the mind to take back control of the thoughts and beliefs that are getting in the way of well-being and success. This safe and effective process also allows you to clear the obstacles that are preventing you from achieving your fullest potential. Whether you are deciding to go for that new job or you'd like to simply change old habits and limiting beliefs, give hypnosis a try and get results.
(206) 488-1864 View (206) 488-1864
Photo of Bina Bakhtiar, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in East Wellington, Woodinville, WA
Bina Bakhtiar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSWA, MHP
Not Verified Not Verified
East Wellington, Woodinville, WA 98072
Sometimes we encounter hardships that seem too overwhelming or painful to manage. These struggles may occur in marriage, family relationships, parenting, at work, or coping with every-day life. They can be destabilizing, leaving us feeling hopeless and helpless. I believe these uncomfortable emotions can often be a window of opportunity to look deeper into what has happened, our role in it, and our reaction to it. Within these moments, we can unravel our own inner wisdom to help us heal and grow.
Sometimes we encounter hardships that seem too overwhelming or painful to manage. These struggles may occur in marriage, family relationships, parenting, at work, or coping with every-day life. They can be destabilizing, leaving us feeling hopeless and helpless. I believe these uncomfortable emotions can often be a window of opportunity to look deeper into what has happened, our role in it, and our reaction to it. Within these moments, we can unravel our own inner wisdom to help us heal and grow.
(206) 745-0960 View (206) 745-0960
Photo of Arlene Thomas, Marriage & Family Therapist in East Wellington, Woodinville, WA
Arlene Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
East Wellington, Woodinville, WA 98072
If you or someone close to you has lost a loved one to death, sickness, or the ending of a relationship, you know how difficult it can be to readjust to life without them. I know on both a personal and professional level how difficult, confusing, scary, and lonely these changes can be. My hope in working with people through therapy is to provide a safe place to process loss while acknowledging the impact loss has on individuals and families. I find it an honor to work with those who are looking for ways to "move forward" without "moving on".
If you or someone close to you has lost a loved one to death, sickness, or the ending of a relationship, you know how difficult it can be to readjust to life without them. I know on both a personal and professional level how difficult, confusing, scary, and lonely these changes can be. My hope in working with people through therapy is to provide a safe place to process loss while acknowledging the impact loss has on individuals and families. I find it an honor to work with those who are looking for ways to "move forward" without "moving on".
(206) 278-3775 View (206) 278-3775
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Jason Bailey
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC, SOTP, CFMHE
Verified Verified
East Wellington, Woodinville, WA 98072
I have a range of experience working with a variety of topics and issues, some of which include: anxiety, depression, psychotic disorders, trauma and PTSD, Veteran's issues, sexual behavior problems, sexual offender treatment, interpersonal problems, etc. I have appreciation for a variety of client backgrounds and issues, but I have an especially fond place in my heart for working with military, Veterans, and their families, as I was raised as a military dependent and am a combat Veteran.
I have a range of experience working with a variety of topics and issues, some of which include: anxiety, depression, psychotic disorders, trauma and PTSD, Veteran's issues, sexual behavior problems, sexual offender treatment, interpersonal problems, etc. I have appreciation for a variety of client backgrounds and issues, but I have an especially fond place in my heart for working with military, Veterans, and their families, as I was raised as a military dependent and am a combat Veteran.
(360) 200-7084 View (360) 200-7084
Photo of Jessica Berg, Counselor in East Wellington, Woodinville, WA
Jessica Berg
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Wellington, Woodinville, WA 98072
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 18 years experience in the counseling field. I offer support and tools for change for all who struggle with painful emotions and damaging behaviors, with a specialty in helping women and teen girls overcome anxiety, depression, eating disorders, christian faith struggles, and relationship problems/boundaries. I will support you using the best counseling approach for your needs while encouraging your faith as a fundamental tool for healing. In the end, my hope is to help you find healing and wholeness, so you can continue to thrive beyond time spent in counseling.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 18 years experience in the counseling field. I offer support and tools for change for all who struggle with painful emotions and damaging behaviors, with a specialty in helping women and teen girls overcome anxiety, depression, eating disorders, christian faith struggles, and relationship problems/boundaries. I will support you using the best counseling approach for your needs while encouraging your faith as a fundamental tool for healing. In the end, my hope is to help you find healing and wholeness, so you can continue to thrive beyond time spent in counseling.
(425) 441-3837 View (425) 441-3837
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Mary Guay
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CPC
Verified Verified
East Wellington, Woodinville, WA 98072  (Online Only)
Would you like more out of life? Life has much to offer! What's the quality of your relationships, especially the one you have with yourself? I'm here to support and facilitate you living true to yourself. Going through a time of transition? This time in life may be a threshold that seems intimidating and confusing. You may be suffering from depression or anxiety. Lonliness and hurt may lead to healing and awakening to inner resource when collaborating with me.Therapy and life coaching help you to see the growth opportunities that are a part of your challenge. You can turn problems into opportunities!
Would you like more out of life? Life has much to offer! What's the quality of your relationships, especially the one you have with yourself? I'm here to support and facilitate you living true to yourself. Going through a time of transition? This time in life may be a threshold that seems intimidating and confusing. You may be suffering from depression or anxiety. Lonliness and hurt may lead to healing and awakening to inner resource when collaborating with me.Therapy and life coaching help you to see the growth opportunities that are a part of your challenge. You can turn problems into opportunities!
(425) 954-6880 View (425) 954-6880
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Amanda H Abou-Zaki
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
East Wellington, Woodinville, WA 98072
Life is unpredictable with many ups and downs. No matter how much we want life to move in a linear fashion it often goes unplanned causing us to feel off balance. I believe therapy is a safe place to begin your own personal journey and learning to be present in your life. It allows you to rediscover who you are. Therapy is different for every individual and/or couple. I have an EMDR, existential & integrative approach to helping clients create healthy, fulfilling and rewarding lives. I integrate therapeutic styles depending on the best fit for client and situation.
Life is unpredictable with many ups and downs. No matter how much we want life to move in a linear fashion it often goes unplanned causing us to feel off balance. I believe therapy is a safe place to begin your own personal journey and learning to be present in your life. It allows you to rediscover who you are. Therapy is different for every individual and/or couple. I have an EMDR, existential & integrative approach to helping clients create healthy, fulfilling and rewarding lives. I integrate therapeutic styles depending on the best fit for client and situation.
(425) 273-2300 View (425) 273-2300
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Alida Weiss
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
East Wellington, Woodinville, WA 98072
Whether you have been through a traumatic experience, or dealing with difficulties in life, I offer a unique approach in learning to regulate your emotional and psychological states, in which your world becomes a better place to manage and ENJOY. I use a variety of methods for children and adults to help strengthen their relationship and improve communication skills, as well as provide a safe and nurturing environment where children and families can reach their potential to be more successful in the world. Treatment may include: * Neurofeedback Training * Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions * Collaborative problem solving approach * EMDR
Whether you have been through a traumatic experience, or dealing with difficulties in life, I offer a unique approach in learning to regulate your emotional and psychological states, in which your world becomes a better place to manage and ENJOY. I use a variety of methods for children and adults to help strengthen their relationship and improve communication skills, as well as provide a safe and nurturing environment where children and families can reach their potential to be more successful in the world. Treatment may include: * Neurofeedback Training * Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions * Collaborative problem solving approach * EMDR
(206) 384-4564 View (206) 384-4564
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Joanne Blum
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Wellington, Woodinville, WA 98072  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Currently, I have no openings. Life can be challenging. When we are overwhelmed by life's twists and turns, it takes courage to reach out to a stranger for support. I offer you a safe, non-judgmental space to explore current struggles, express what causes you pain, expand your awareness of internal and external obstacles, and create pathways towards deep and lasting change. My goal as a therapist isn't just about helping you FEEL better; it is about helping you LIVE better.
Currently, I have no openings. Life can be challenging. When we are overwhelmed by life's twists and turns, it takes courage to reach out to a stranger for support. I offer you a safe, non-judgmental space to explore current struggles, express what causes you pain, expand your awareness of internal and external obstacles, and create pathways towards deep and lasting change. My goal as a therapist isn't just about helping you FEEL better; it is about helping you LIVE better.
(984) 369-9515 View (984) 369-9515
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Elizabeth A Bellmer
Counselor, MA, LMHC, AT
Verified Verified
East Wellington, Woodinville, WA 98072
Not accepting new clients
Elizabeth is a licensed Mental Health Counselor and Art Therapist. She earned her MA Psychology Degree from Antioch University Seattle. Elizabeth has a great deal of experience in assisting clients who are experiencing depression/anxiety/stress; life transitions and change; medical issues/concerns and follow-up after leaving the doctor's office with a life-changing diagnosis. She has experience with grief & loss; death & dying, along with PTSD symptoms and trauma. Elizabeth brings a great deal of life experience and training to assist those in need.
Elizabeth is a licensed Mental Health Counselor and Art Therapist. She earned her MA Psychology Degree from Antioch University Seattle. Elizabeth has a great deal of experience in assisting clients who are experiencing depression/anxiety/stress; life transitions and change; medical issues/concerns and follow-up after leaving the doctor's office with a life-changing diagnosis. She has experience with grief & loss; death & dying, along with PTSD symptoms and trauma. Elizabeth brings a great deal of life experience and training to assist those in need.
(425) 405-6430 View (425) 405-6430
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Robin Morris
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
East Wellington, Woodinville, WA 98072  (Online Only)
Could you benefit from help resolving inner conflicts, achieving challenging goals, going through a difficult change, or improving communication skills to better relationships with family, partners and friends? The essence of counseling is achieving your desired results. My work as a therapist is to support you, step by step, as you embrace a lifestyle where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth, well-being and achieving your goals.
Could you benefit from help resolving inner conflicts, achieving challenging goals, going through a difficult change, or improving communication skills to better relationships with family, partners and friends? The essence of counseling is achieving your desired results. My work as a therapist is to support you, step by step, as you embrace a lifestyle where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth, well-being and achieving your goals.
(425) 358-3732 View (425) 358-3732
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Jennifer Elf
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
East Wellington, Woodinville, WA 98072
Applying Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (research-based approach: iceeft.com), I collaborate with all couples (both heterosexual and same sex couples) to reverse negative cycles and find and strengthen your attachment bond. Couples therapy can often help whether you're wanting to start off together on solid footing or have been long caught in conflict or distant, parallel lives, yearning to find a way out of a downward spiral to connection again. In the process of our work, issues such as recent or past affairs, unresolved loss or trauma, medical, emotional or other challenges may come to be met together.
Applying Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (research-based approach: iceeft.com), I collaborate with all couples (both heterosexual and same sex couples) to reverse negative cycles and find and strengthen your attachment bond. Couples therapy can often help whether you're wanting to start off together on solid footing or have been long caught in conflict or distant, parallel lives, yearning to find a way out of a downward spiral to connection again. In the process of our work, issues such as recent or past affairs, unresolved loss or trauma, medical, emotional or other challenges may come to be met together.
(425) 298-5921 View (425) 298-5921
Photo of Jeff Stover, Psychologist in East Wellington, Woodinville, WA
Jeff Stover
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
East Wellington, Woodinville, WA 98072
Are you stuck in repeating cycles of frustration and disappointment? Is something preventing you from feeling good about your life and relationships? Using a blend of approaches, I work with you to identify both filled and unfilled relational/emotional/spiritual needs. Using empathy, truth, and humor, together we clarify specific and concrete ways you can fill unmet needs and repair injuries caused by hurtful relationships.
Are you stuck in repeating cycles of frustration and disappointment? Is something preventing you from feeling good about your life and relationships? Using a blend of approaches, I work with you to identify both filled and unfilled relational/emotional/spiritual needs. Using empathy, truth, and humor, together we clarify specific and concrete ways you can fill unmet needs and repair injuries caused by hurtful relationships.
(888) 725-4642 View (888) 725-4642
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Lynn C Smythe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Wellington, Woodinville, WA 98072
Not accepting new clients
As your therapist, I am mindful of balancing an environment of compassion with thoughtful reflection and opportunities for change. It is a privilege to be serving Individuals, Couples and Families over the past 16+ years as they identify, explore and manage the issues that produce emotional distress and/or relational dysfunction in their everyday lives.
As your therapist, I am mindful of balancing an environment of compassion with thoughtful reflection and opportunities for change. It is a privilege to be serving Individuals, Couples and Families over the past 16+ years as they identify, explore and manage the issues that produce emotional distress and/or relational dysfunction in their everyday lives.
(360) 529-4830 View (360) 529-4830
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Kellie A Preston
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CMHS, RPT-S
Verified Verified
East Wellington, Woodinville, WA 98072
I believe everyone has innate wisdom within themselves to overcome whatever obstacles are in front of them. I specialize in treating children, adolescents, and families that have experienced trauma and consequently suffering from anxiety, depression, attentional difficulties, sleep issues, developmental obstacles. Expressive therapies offers a unique way to language those issues using art, painting, clay work, journal writing, sand tray play and canine therapy, and they begin to externalize worries and concerns, crisis and trauma through symbols and mastery is gained. When families in pain begin to play together, perceptions of each other are changed, communication is accomplished and individuals experience their true potential.
I believe everyone has innate wisdom within themselves to overcome whatever obstacles are in front of them. I specialize in treating children, adolescents, and families that have experienced trauma and consequently suffering from anxiety, depression, attentional difficulties, sleep issues, developmental obstacles. Expressive therapies offers a unique way to language those issues using art, painting, clay work, journal writing, sand tray play and canine therapy, and they begin to externalize worries and concerns, crisis and trauma through symbols and mastery is gained. When families in pain begin to play together, perceptions of each other are changed, communication is accomplished and individuals experience their true potential.
(425) 786-9544 View (425) 786-9544
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Norma Crist Merkle
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
East Wellington, Woodinville, WA 98072
Life can be painful and confusing sometimes. Maybe you are struggling with anxiety, depression, or challenging life changes. Maybe you are grieving the loss of someone, or some part of your life...feeling alone and afraid to take the next step. lt might be time to get a different perspective on your problems so that you can start to feel the relief you are seeking and move forward. I will work carefully with you to uncover the basis for your distress, reexamine your expectations and choices, then explore new ways of experiencing your life that make sense to you.
Life can be painful and confusing sometimes. Maybe you are struggling with anxiety, depression, or challenging life changes. Maybe you are grieving the loss of someone, or some part of your life...feeling alone and afraid to take the next step. lt might be time to get a different perspective on your problems so that you can start to feel the relief you are seeking and move forward. I will work carefully with you to uncover the basis for your distress, reexamine your expectations and choices, then explore new ways of experiencing your life that make sense to you.
(425) 491-1313 View (425) 491-1313

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in East Wellington, Woodinville, WA

70+

Average cost per session

$155

Therapists in East Wellington, Woodinville, WA who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
92% Depression
83% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
71% Stress
69% Grief
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Premera
67% Regence
52% First Choice Health | FCH

How Therapists in East Wellington, Woodinville, WA see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
11% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in East Wellington, Woodinville?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.