Therapists in Upper West Ridge, Woodinville, WA

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Hart Haragutchi
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Upper West Ridge, Woodinville, WA 98072
Have you been feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, or any other difficult emotion? Have you been struggling to get through the days or facing more difficulties in your relationships? Sometimes we encounter challenges that test our ability to live well. And sometimes we find ourselves in a place of feeling stuck, not sure how to move forward but knowing that something needs to change. I work with clients who are seeking to heal and grow in their understanding of themselves so that they can live the life they want.
Have you been feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, or any other difficult emotion? Have you been struggling to get through the days or facing more difficulties in your relationships? Sometimes we encounter challenges that test our ability to live well. And sometimes we find ourselves in a place of feeling stuck, not sure how to move forward but knowing that something needs to change. I work with clients who are seeking to heal and grow in their understanding of themselves so that they can live the life they want.
(425) 243-1820 View (425) 243-1820
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lift hold heal
Counselor, MPS, ATR, LMHCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Upper West Ridge, Woodinville, WA 98072
I am an art therapist, artist and creative person who understands emotions and the body and how they work together. I am also a life-long learner who will always be honing her skills because I want to be someone who can serve every population I am working with in the best way that I can. Additionally, I am a human who believes in Spirit, so I believe there is a reason we come across one another's paths. We will teach one another and grow together if you choose to work with me.
I am an art therapist, artist and creative person who understands emotions and the body and how they work together. I am also a life-long learner who will always be honing her skills because I want to be someone who can serve every population I am working with in the best way that I can. Additionally, I am a human who believes in Spirit, so I believe there is a reason we come across one another's paths. We will teach one another and grow together if you choose to work with me.
(425) 217-8627 View (425) 217-8627
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Dani Best
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
Upper West Ridge, Woodinville, WA 98072  (Online Only)
Hi there! I'm Dani. My approach is primarily experiential, meaning that a big focus in session is on the here-and-now processing that drives change. You will also find that I am a big believer in the emotional bond between humans and pets, and if this speaks to you, I welcome your pet(s) into the virtual therapy space with us. You may enjoy working with me if you: want to improve communication with your partner or other loved ones, want to prioritize yourself for the first time in a long time and get to know yourself better, are learning to be more in touch with your emotions and needs, and/or are curious about attachment.
Hi there! I'm Dani. My approach is primarily experiential, meaning that a big focus in session is on the here-and-now processing that drives change. You will also find that I am a big believer in the emotional bond between humans and pets, and if this speaks to you, I welcome your pet(s) into the virtual therapy space with us. You may enjoy working with me if you: want to improve communication with your partner or other loved ones, want to prioritize yourself for the first time in a long time and get to know yourself better, are learning to be more in touch with your emotions and needs, and/or are curious about attachment.
(425) 470-6016 View (425) 470-6016
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Beck Judy Therapy
Mental Health Counselor Associate, MACP, LMHCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Upper West Ridge, Woodinville, WA 98072
Waitlist for new clients
Individuals and couples crave a discerning witness to their experience. Someone to walk beside them who can hold what is true now, as well as hope for their future. Whether you are currently experiencing a difficult season, processing trauma, curious about how your story has impacted your life, or simply needing a witness to your current struggle- I'd love to help you toward health and transformation. Often, individuals and couples need help with communication issues in their relationships. Couples therapy addresses communication issues, as well as how your individual story impacts your current relationship.
Individuals and couples crave a discerning witness to their experience. Someone to walk beside them who can hold what is true now, as well as hope for their future. Whether you are currently experiencing a difficult season, processing trauma, curious about how your story has impacted your life, or simply needing a witness to your current struggle- I'd love to help you toward health and transformation. Often, individuals and couples need help with communication issues in their relationships. Couples therapy addresses communication issues, as well as how your individual story impacts your current relationship.
(425) 793-2097 View (425) 793-2097
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Jeanette Ashworth
Counselor, MS, NCC, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Upper West Ridge, Woodinville, WA 98072
Do you want to feel deeply listened to and understood, experience stress reduction, more hope and happiness, overcome fears or challenges, find greater meaning, purpose? Compassionate, respectful care for Individuals, Parents, Families: Life Transitions, ADHD, Autism, IDD, Anxiety, and more. I am opening up a few slots in March and am reaching out to my waiting list (many may have found other therapists) so get in touch if also interested.
Do you want to feel deeply listened to and understood, experience stress reduction, more hope and happiness, overcome fears or challenges, find greater meaning, purpose? Compassionate, respectful care for Individuals, Parents, Families: Life Transitions, ADHD, Autism, IDD, Anxiety, and more. I am opening up a few slots in March and am reaching out to my waiting list (many may have found other therapists) so get in touch if also interested.
(425) 264-8693 View (425) 264-8693
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Jonathan N Goodman
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Upper West Ridge, Woodinville, WA 98072
Jonathan has been providing assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and psychotherapy services to individuals and families for over 25 years. He has worked as a licensed psychologist or psychotherapist in Ohio, Michigan, the United Kingdom, and Washington. He has worked with clients of all ages and with a variety of mental health issues. However, he has had specialized training and experience working with clients dealing with personality disorders, eating disorders, resistant depression, and in managing clients in crisis. Additionally, he has extensive experience in areas including anxiety disorders, family/couples therapy, clients managing severe mental illness, and in working with adolescents. Learn More
Jonathan has been providing assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and psychotherapy services to individuals and families for over 25 years. He has worked as a licensed psychologist or psychotherapist in Ohio, Michigan, the United Kingdom, and Washington. He has worked with clients of all ages and with a variety of mental health issues. However, he has had specialized training and experience working with clients dealing with personality disorders, eating disorders, resistant depression, and in managing clients in crisis. Additionally, he has extensive experience in areas including anxiety disorders, family/couples therapy, clients managing severe mental illness, and in working with adolescents. Learn More
(206) 429-8121 View (206) 429-8121
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Jaclyn George
Counselor, LMHC, SUDP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Upper West Ridge, Woodinville, WA 98072  (Online Only)
You deserve a voice in the therapy experience, after all, you are the expert of your life story. I believe therapy looks different for each client sitting with me and come with a variety of ways to help you realize your goals as you set them. The virtual space we occupy together during our sessions is incredibly important to me. I want you to feel heard and understood first and foremost. I work towards building a strong rapport with each client so as we progress forward we can work collaboratively to challenge aspects of your life that may not be working for you anymore.
You deserve a voice in the therapy experience, after all, you are the expert of your life story. I believe therapy looks different for each client sitting with me and come with a variety of ways to help you realize your goals as you set them. The virtual space we occupy together during our sessions is incredibly important to me. I want you to feel heard and understood first and foremost. I work towards building a strong rapport with each client so as we progress forward we can work collaboratively to challenge aspects of your life that may not be working for you anymore.
(425) 970-9488 View (425) 970-9488
MWT & Associates
Counselor, Mitch Teufel, MA, ABS
Verified Verified
Upper West Ridge, Woodinville, WA 98072
Welcome to my counseling practice, where I bring over 37 years of specialized expertise in addiction and recovery. I specialize in a variety of life struggles; however, I highlight my work with individuals, couples, and families struggling with addiction. As your counselor, I am dedicated in providing you with a safe, supportive, and confidential environment where you can explore thoughts, feelings, and concerns without judgement.
Welcome to my counseling practice, where I bring over 37 years of specialized expertise in addiction and recovery. I specialize in a variety of life struggles; however, I highlight my work with individuals, couples, and families struggling with addiction. As your counselor, I am dedicated in providing you with a safe, supportive, and confidential environment where you can explore thoughts, feelings, and concerns without judgement.
(425) 504-7879 View (425) 504-7879
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Alida Weiss
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Upper West Ridge, 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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Anne Cahanin
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Upper West Ridge, Woodinville, WA 98072
Not accepting new clients
Welcome to Collaborative Counseling! I help clients develop the skills and confidence to live their lives in healthy, meaningful ways. Every person’s path to their goals is different, thus we collaborate together to determine what you need to feel healthy and fulfilled in your life. First and foremost I make it a priority to create an environment in which my clients feel safe and respected when they share a space with me to heal, learn and grow. Your therapy is about you and for you; my role is to work in a collaborative relationship with you to help you achieve your goals.
Welcome to Collaborative Counseling! I help clients develop the skills and confidence to live their lives in healthy, meaningful ways. Every person’s path to their goals is different, thus we collaborate together to determine what you need to feel healthy and fulfilled in your life. First and foremost I make it a priority to create an environment in which my clients feel safe and respected when they share a space with me to heal, learn and grow. Your therapy is about you and for you; my role is to work in a collaborative relationship with you to help you achieve your goals.
(425) 434-5786 View (425) 434-5786

Online Therapists

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Shana Huizenga
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Woodinville, WA 98072
Currently accepting new clients! Hello and welcome! I am a licensed therapist who specializes in working with kids, teens and adults who have been diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, Stress, Burnout, Social Skills, School Performance, Developmental Delays, and Parent Training. I also assist clients in developing important Life Skills that enable them to reach their full potential. With a background in Behavioral Psychology, I utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help my clients gain a deeper understanding of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors by identifying their values.
Currently accepting new clients! Hello and welcome! I am a licensed therapist who specializes in working with kids, teens and adults who have been diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, Stress, Burnout, Social Skills, School Performance, Developmental Delays, and Parent Training. I also assist clients in developing important Life Skills that enable them to reach their full potential. With a background in Behavioral Psychology, I utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help my clients gain a deeper understanding of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors by identifying their values.
(425) 578-5501 View (425) 578-5501
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Jennifer Matson
CHT
Verified Verified
Woodinville, WA 98077
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
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Mei-Ling Vargas-Johnson
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Woodinville, WA 98072  (Online Only)
PEAK Psychological Wellness is a group practice that provides culturally responsive individual therapy and psychological evaluation. As a Latina counselor, I wholeheartedly value identity, intersectionality, and autonomy as fundamental to the therapeutic process. I believe that therapy provides us with the opportunity to express ourselves to the fullest extent without fear of judgment or retaliation. My goal as a therapist is to create an affirming space for you to explore difficult feelings by harnessing your strengths and honoring your boundaries, all while providing and receiving constructive feedback along the way.
PEAK Psychological Wellness is a group practice that provides culturally responsive individual therapy and psychological evaluation. As a Latina counselor, I wholeheartedly value identity, intersectionality, and autonomy as fundamental to the therapeutic process. I believe that therapy provides us with the opportunity to express ourselves to the fullest extent without fear of judgment or retaliation. My goal as a therapist is to create an affirming space for you to explore difficult feelings by harnessing your strengths and honoring your boundaries, all while providing and receiving constructive feedback along the way.
(206) 502-0951 View (206) 502-0951
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Lauren Dudugjian
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, LMFTA, MDiv
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Woodinville, WA 98072
Are you tired of running ragged, always hustling to keep the gnawing anxiety at bay? You held out hope for a long time that you could outpace nagging worry and criticism, but if you’re honest with yourself, the constant pressure to achieve is grinding you down. Your drive used to motivate you. Now you’re afraid of failure, you struggle to start new projects, and even your successes seem to require a relentless barrage of stress. Your self-esteem rides on your accomplishments, and you feel stuck in your relationships, career, or personal goals. Others have no idea how much you’re struggling inside. You’re exhausted.
Are you tired of running ragged, always hustling to keep the gnawing anxiety at bay? You held out hope for a long time that you could outpace nagging worry and criticism, but if you’re honest with yourself, the constant pressure to achieve is grinding you down. Your drive used to motivate you. Now you’re afraid of failure, you struggle to start new projects, and even your successes seem to require a relentless barrage of stress. Your self-esteem rides on your accomplishments, and you feel stuck in your relationships, career, or personal goals. Others have no idea how much you’re struggling inside. You’re exhausted.
(425) 217-2814 View (425) 217-2814
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Zainab Akef
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Woodinville, WA 98072
If you are a person who is willing to put the work in, ready to be vulnerable in the process, and wants a therapeutic relationship that is collaborative, I am here for you. I have experience in dealing with depression, anxiety, and multicultural issues. I also have experience with teenagers and young adults dealing with different life transitions and acculturative stress. I am bilingual in English and Arabic, and want to help you express yourself in the language you feel most comfortable in.
If you are a person who is willing to put the work in, ready to be vulnerable in the process, and wants a therapeutic relationship that is collaborative, I am here for you. I have experience in dealing with depression, anxiety, and multicultural issues. I also have experience with teenagers and young adults dealing with different life transitions and acculturative stress. I am bilingual in English and Arabic, and want to help you express yourself in the language you feel most comfortable in.
(425) 372-7843 View (425) 372-7843
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Cori Guay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Woodinville, WA 98072  (Online Only)
I work with children, teens, and young adults struggling with eating disorders, body image, sports performance, anxiety, depression, OCD, mood disorders, self-harm, suicidal ideation, self-esteem, and interpersonal connection. I work by partnering with my clients to allow them the space to move at their own pace in this journey, while also learning to sit in uncomfortable emotions and finding empowerment in self discovery and self determination.
I work with children, teens, and young adults struggling with eating disorders, body image, sports performance, anxiety, depression, OCD, mood disorders, self-harm, suicidal ideation, self-esteem, and interpersonal connection. I work by partnering with my clients to allow them the space to move at their own pace in this journey, while also learning to sit in uncomfortable emotions and finding empowerment in self discovery and self determination.
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Megan Fitchett
Counselor, LMHC, ATR-P
Verified Verified
Woodinville, WA 98072  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm so glad you're here. Looking for a therapist can be a daunting task but you're taking the first steps. I'm a licensed counselor and provisionally licensed art therapist. I work with teens and adults on issues such as depression, anxiety, disordered eating, self-esteem, and stress.
Hello! I'm so glad you're here. Looking for a therapist can be a daunting task but you're taking the first steps. I'm a licensed counselor and provisionally licensed art therapist. I work with teens and adults on issues such as depression, anxiety, disordered eating, self-esteem, and stress.
(425) 307-5809 View (425) 307-5809
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Kellie Hall
Counselor, LMHCA, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Woodinville, WA 98072  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! Are you constantly overwhelmed by anxiety and worry, no matter what you do? Do you work hard at keeping it together on the outside, but inside, stress is taking a toll? Are you asking yourself: Why do I always put the needs of others before my own? You know it's time for a change, you're just not sure how. Whatever your struggle, you do not have to bear it alone. I help women, young adults, and teens deepen their self-awareness, cultivate self-compassion, heal from past trauma, make sense of their life story, and shift patterns that no longer serve them.
Accepting New Clients! Are you constantly overwhelmed by anxiety and worry, no matter what you do? Do you work hard at keeping it together on the outside, but inside, stress is taking a toll? Are you asking yourself: Why do I always put the needs of others before my own? You know it's time for a change, you're just not sure how. Whatever your struggle, you do not have to bear it alone. I help women, young adults, and teens deepen their self-awareness, cultivate self-compassion, heal from past trauma, make sense of their life story, and shift patterns that no longer serve them.
(360) 777-7130 View (360) 777-7130
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Margaret Smith
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, SUDP, AAC
Verified Verified
Woodinville, WA 98077
I am here to help those struggling with obsessive behaviors. Things like gaming, internet, sex, chemicals, gambling etc. If you or someone you love is going "overboard", I can help them or you. We can go slow or whatever pace you want. We can explore deep issues or just allow your own path to take us to safe places.
I am here to help those struggling with obsessive behaviors. Things like gaming, internet, sex, chemicals, gambling etc. If you or someone you love is going "overboard", I can help them or you. We can go slow or whatever pace you want. We can explore deep issues or just allow your own path to take us to safe places.
(425) 472-4710 View (425) 472-4710
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Stephanie E Cuevas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Woodinville, WA 98072  (Online Only)
Feeling anxious? Struggling with “I’m not good enough” thoughts, feeling burnt out or worried you’re letting everyone down. It’s overwhelming and lonely. As a late ADHD-er/neuro-spicy (neurodiverse) individual I know how complicated all this can be, especially since all these things can affect each other. I've worked 11 years in the mental health field with adults navigating issues of anxiety, trauma, ADHD, and burnout issues with the goal of partnering with people on their quest of improving self-esteem, quality of life, learning coping skills, combating negative thoughts, and figuring out that balance of acceptance and change.
Feeling anxious? Struggling with “I’m not good enough” thoughts, feeling burnt out or worried you’re letting everyone down. It’s overwhelming and lonely. As a late ADHD-er/neuro-spicy (neurodiverse) individual I know how complicated all this can be, especially since all these things can affect each other. I've worked 11 years in the mental health field with adults navigating issues of anxiety, trauma, ADHD, and burnout issues with the goal of partnering with people on their quest of improving self-esteem, quality of life, learning coping skills, combating negative thoughts, and figuring out that balance of acceptance and change.
(425) 600-7421 View (425) 600-7421

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Upper West Ridge, Woodinville, WA

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Upper West Ridge, Woodinville, WA who prioritize treating:

80% Depression
80% Anxiety
80% Self Esteem
70% Relationship Issues
70% Stress
70% Life Transitions
60% Grief

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Regence
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Premera

How Therapists in Upper West Ridge, Woodinville, WA see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Upper West Ridge, 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.