Therapists in Washington

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Cecilia -Ceci- Garrett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Moses Lake, WA 98837  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Overwhelmed and stressed out? Triggered by things that you feel like you "should" be able to handle more calmly? Maybe you know how you want to live but keep finding yourself reacting in the moment. It's challenging to understand the things that set you off and to take the steps you long for alone. It would be easier if you had a compassionate guide to help you understand why you keep slipping up and to help develop tools to empower you to make the changes you desire. You're looking for someone who challenges you, but is still easy to talk to, someone who's on your team.
Overwhelmed and stressed out? Triggered by things that you feel like you "should" be able to handle more calmly? Maybe you know how you want to live but keep finding yourself reacting in the moment. It's challenging to understand the things that set you off and to take the steps you long for alone. It would be easier if you had a compassionate guide to help you understand why you keep slipping up and to help develop tools to empower you to make the changes you desire. You're looking for someone who challenges you, but is still easy to talk to, someone who's on your team.
(509) 584-5781 View (509) 584-5781
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Kit Gould-Knight
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Olympia, WA 98506
Waitlist for new clients
I operate with the philosophy that turning toward emotions is a freeing act. That it can actually be useful (and it can feel good!) to talk about the hard parts. With chronic and perpetual suppression comes a reduced capacity to engage with the world. If you were to be able to reclaim that energy, what would you like to do with it? I'm most interested in grief, and the relationship it has with being alive. Chances are, if you are human, you have encountered grief in some form. I am here to bear witness to that grief and honor it. I am here to help you explore your pain, not to tell you that you are doing it wrong.
I operate with the philosophy that turning toward emotions is a freeing act. That it can actually be useful (and it can feel good!) to talk about the hard parts. With chronic and perpetual suppression comes a reduced capacity to engage with the world. If you were to be able to reclaim that energy, what would you like to do with it? I'm most interested in grief, and the relationship it has with being alive. Chances are, if you are human, you have encountered grief in some form. I am here to bear witness to that grief and honor it. I am here to help you explore your pain, not to tell you that you are doing it wrong.
(360) 300-4584 View (360) 300-4584
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Gianna Young
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Puyallup, WA 98371
I am passionate about meeting clients in their toughest seasons and fostering healing together. I approach the counseling relationship with empathy and a holistic framework that we are complex individuals who require complex treatment. I understand that it takes time to heal. My goal is to walk alongside you and help you develop skills that will lead you toward the person God created you to be. Together with God’s help, we can experience a life filled with His peace and joy.
I am passionate about meeting clients in their toughest seasons and fostering healing together. I approach the counseling relationship with empathy and a holistic framework that we are complex individuals who require complex treatment. I understand that it takes time to heal. My goal is to walk alongside you and help you develop skills that will lead you toward the person God created you to be. Together with God’s help, we can experience a life filled with His peace and joy.
(253) 366-6751 View (253) 366-6751
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Lujane Helwani
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, WA 98682  (Online Only)
I enjoy and am qualified to help individuals, couples, or families navigate life's challenges, whether personal, with a partner, family, or peers. You will find that I am respectful, personable, open, knowledgeable, and humorous in my sessions. All faiths, or lack thereof, are welcome. I am experienced with grief, loss, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, bipolar, schizophrenia, autism, ODD, and OCD. My therapeutic approach involves collaborating with clients to identify and enlist their strengths or resources to improve their quality of life.
I enjoy and am qualified to help individuals, couples, or families navigate life's challenges, whether personal, with a partner, family, or peers. You will find that I am respectful, personable, open, knowledgeable, and humorous in my sessions. All faiths, or lack thereof, are welcome. I am experienced with grief, loss, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, bipolar, schizophrenia, autism, ODD, and OCD. My therapeutic approach involves collaborating with clients to identify and enlist their strengths or resources to improve their quality of life.
(360) 515-4722 View (360) 515-4722
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James Evans
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, MHP, P-RDT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98105
Do you often feel like it is difficult to connect with yourself, or that others don’t understand you? Are you a parent who is worried about your child’s difficulty in forming new connections or their sense of belonging? It can be difficult to find someone who understands what it can be like to fit into a world that doesn’t understand you. As an autistic therapist, I help individuals and families navigate the complexities in a world that sometimes sees uniqueness as something that needs to be changed, rather than something that should be celebrated, and used as a strength in working towards your goal of living a more fulfilling life.
Do you often feel like it is difficult to connect with yourself, or that others don’t understand you? Are you a parent who is worried about your child’s difficulty in forming new connections or their sense of belonging? It can be difficult to find someone who understands what it can be like to fit into a world that doesn’t understand you. As an autistic therapist, I help individuals and families navigate the complexities in a world that sometimes sees uniqueness as something that needs to be changed, rather than something that should be celebrated, and used as a strength in working towards your goal of living a more fulfilling life.
(206) 203-1511 View (206) 203-1511
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Bonnie Irey
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98102
Are you struggling with regulating motivation, feeling trapped or stuck in anxious or depressive thoughts, or feeling consumed by your environment? These ongoing challenges and changes in values, relationships, roles, and purpose can feel overwhelming. I believe therapy is a safe space to slow down and deconstruct, reflect, uncover, and be curious and willful in self-growth. My approach focuses on growth in genuine self-compassion, re-alignment of personal values, and implementing healthy relationship boundaries for stability, confidence, and purposeful movement toward your goals and overall mental health well-being.
Are you struggling with regulating motivation, feeling trapped or stuck in anxious or depressive thoughts, or feeling consumed by your environment? These ongoing challenges and changes in values, relationships, roles, and purpose can feel overwhelming. I believe therapy is a safe space to slow down and deconstruct, reflect, uncover, and be curious and willful in self-growth. My approach focuses on growth in genuine self-compassion, re-alignment of personal values, and implementing healthy relationship boundaries for stability, confidence, and purposeful movement toward your goals and overall mental health well-being.
(425) 336-3607 View (425) 336-3607
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Sarah Allen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
In her clinical practice, Dr. Sarah Allen focuses on creating a safe and strong therapeutic relationship to facilitate positive change in her clients' lives. She has a client-centered interpersonal orientation that integrates evidence-based interventions ranging from mindfulness and narrative to emotion-focused and contemporary relational psychotherapy. *Note* I am not currently accepting new clients. Contact me if you would like to be added to my waitlist.
In her clinical practice, Dr. Sarah Allen focuses on creating a safe and strong therapeutic relationship to facilitate positive change in her clients' lives. She has a client-centered interpersonal orientation that integrates evidence-based interventions ranging from mindfulness and narrative to emotion-focused and contemporary relational psychotherapy. *Note* I am not currently accepting new clients. Contact me if you would like to be added to my waitlist.
(425) 320-1558 View (425) 320-1558
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Connie Zollner
Counselor, PsyD, LMHC, LPC, CSAT-C, CCPS-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellevue, WA 98008
I enjoy supporting individuals experiencing challenges in their relationship. I am passionate about working with those who are, or suspect they are, neurodivergent. My areas of specialty include supporting partners who have experienced intimate partner betrayal, infidelity, issues related to intimacy, and sex addiction. If you struggle to feel understood or become frustrated when trying to understand others, we can work together to find new ways of understanding and communicating. If you find yourself struggling to cope with intimate partner betrayal or sex addiction we can work together to find your new path forward.
I enjoy supporting individuals experiencing challenges in their relationship. I am passionate about working with those who are, or suspect they are, neurodivergent. My areas of specialty include supporting partners who have experienced intimate partner betrayal, infidelity, issues related to intimacy, and sex addiction. If you struggle to feel understood or become frustrated when trying to understand others, we can work together to find new ways of understanding and communicating. If you find yourself struggling to cope with intimate partner betrayal or sex addiction we can work together to find your new path forward.
(425) 390-5615 View (425) 390-5615
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Pakalana Lokahi Li Sun
Counselor, M, Ed, MC, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98119
Not accepting new clients
Aloha, I am a QTBIPOC Therapist. My therapeutic approach is empathic, nonjudgemental and non-directive. I use both Eastern and Western techniques. I work with thoughts, emotions, body sensations and the breath. I also use yoga, I am a yoga teacher (E-RYT500).I work with being in the present moment. I use mindfulness: being in the present moment, awareness, acceptance, compassion, body scans and meditation (Vipassana). I use Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), meditation and yoga to treat depression, anxiety, trauma and chronic pain. I am not accepting new clients.
Aloha, I am a QTBIPOC Therapist. My therapeutic approach is empathic, nonjudgemental and non-directive. I use both Eastern and Western techniques. I work with thoughts, emotions, body sensations and the breath. I also use yoga, I am a yoga teacher (E-RYT500).I work with being in the present moment. I use mindfulness: being in the present moment, awareness, acceptance, compassion, body scans and meditation (Vipassana). I use Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), meditation and yoga to treat depression, anxiety, trauma and chronic pain. I am not accepting new clients.
(206) 316-8491 View (206) 316-8491
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M Gaby Mondragon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Yakima, WA 98901
Not accepting new clients
Life can present us with many experiences, and some can be challenging to get through.  I would like to assist you on your life journey. I am passionate about helping others recover from their traumatic experiences and learn how to find their inner strength again.
Life can present us with many experiences, and some can be challenging to get through.  I would like to assist you on your life journey. I am passionate about helping others recover from their traumatic experiences and learn how to find their inner strength again.
(509) 519-3586 View (509) 519-3586
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Cheryl Brozovich
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maple Valley, WA 98038
I work with individual adults, teens, and preteens who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relational issues, life transitions, grief and loss, stress, trauma, and identity questions. I offer you a safe place to find hope for new possibilities as you explore situations or patterns in your life that are causing pain or keeping you stuck. I believe that change begins as we shine the light of acceptance and love into the challenging parts of our lives, as we make meaning of our experiences, and as we explore tools and practices that help our bodies and minds feel a restored sense of safety, choice, power, and connection.
I work with individual adults, teens, and preteens who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relational issues, life transitions, grief and loss, stress, trauma, and identity questions. I offer you a safe place to find hope for new possibilities as you explore situations or patterns in your life that are causing pain or keeping you stuck. I believe that change begins as we shine the light of acceptance and love into the challenging parts of our lives, as we make meaning of our experiences, and as we explore tools and practices that help our bodies and minds feel a restored sense of safety, choice, power, and connection.
(253) 342-4961 View (253) 342-4961
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Nathan Rhoads
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Entering into therapy is a courageous decision to seek life in response to whatever concerns and challenges have gotten your attention. Everyone bears experiences that have had an alienating and destructive impact on their relationship with others and with themselves. Without the support of another to work through these experiences and use them for our growth, these destructive effects often compound over time as we cope and try to heal on our own. Counseling is an opportunity to receive the kind of support that can enable you to find not only relief, but the goodness you have struggled to access in yourself and your relationships.
Entering into therapy is a courageous decision to seek life in response to whatever concerns and challenges have gotten your attention. Everyone bears experiences that have had an alienating and destructive impact on their relationship with others and with themselves. Without the support of another to work through these experiences and use them for our growth, these destructive effects often compound over time as we cope and try to heal on our own. Counseling is an opportunity to receive the kind of support that can enable you to find not only relief, but the goodness you have struggled to access in yourself and your relationships.
(253) 201-2550 View (253) 201-2550
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Elizabeth Ledesma
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPC , LMHCA, NCC, ADDC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98115
I have a passion to work along side clients to aim to empower them in their journey. I have a strong leaning towards serving the BIPOC community. I am bilingual in Spanish and English. I tends to have the client take the lead where they need to focus in therapy. My style of therapy is compassionate, culturally responsive, and attuned to your needs.
I have a passion to work along side clients to aim to empower them in their journey. I have a strong leaning towards serving the BIPOC community. I am bilingual in Spanish and English. I tends to have the client take the lead where they need to focus in therapy. My style of therapy is compassionate, culturally responsive, and attuned to your needs.
(206) 278-6565 View (206) 278-6565
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Meghann Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Vancouver, WA 98683  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with feeling alone, or having difficulty connecting with others? Do you feel yourself sinking into increasingly negative feelings? Is your family experiencing sudden, new challenges, with no way to successfully navigate them? I can help! I am an empathic, gentle, nerdy therapist that can help you feel more present in the moment, better connected with others, and actually enjoy life! I accept people with an extraordinary amount of compassion, just as they are, without judgment. It's important to me that the process is collaborative, and our sessions will be tailored to fit your specific needs, concerns, and goals.
Are you struggling with feeling alone, or having difficulty connecting with others? Do you feel yourself sinking into increasingly negative feelings? Is your family experiencing sudden, new challenges, with no way to successfully navigate them? I can help! I am an empathic, gentle, nerdy therapist that can help you feel more present in the moment, better connected with others, and actually enjoy life! I accept people with an extraordinary amount of compassion, just as they are, without judgment. It's important to me that the process is collaborative, and our sessions will be tailored to fit your specific needs, concerns, and goals.
(541) 264-5141 View (541) 264-5141
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Gracie Stallings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CMHS, SUDPt
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Olympia, WA 98502
Thank you for reading! I'm a white femme nonbinary clinical social worker offering in person and virtual therapy sessions for all ages. I offer person-centered and trauma-informed therapy that aims to aid in healing. My approach is very relational, strengths based, and somatics informed. I utilize anti-racist, anti-capitalist, and queer frameworks. I am grounded in non punitive forms of therapy, and believe we are all striving towards liberation.
Thank you for reading! I'm a white femme nonbinary clinical social worker offering in person and virtual therapy sessions for all ages. I offer person-centered and trauma-informed therapy that aims to aid in healing. My approach is very relational, strengths based, and somatics informed. I utilize anti-racist, anti-capitalist, and queer frameworks. I am grounded in non punitive forms of therapy, and believe we are all striving towards liberation.
(360) 594-5232 View (360) 594-5232
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Treena L Sather-Head
Counselor, LMHC, LSWAIC, MSW
Verified Verified
I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families. It is my firm belief that individuals are best served when their family environment/system is functioning optimally. It is my goal to help those I serve achieve a deep sense of hope, purpose, and positive self-regard so they can live their best lives possible as they desire. During this challenging time in our community, I offer safe, secure telehealth (video) sessions to help you feel as comfortable as possible while attending to your mental health needs.
I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families. It is my firm belief that individuals are best served when their family environment/system is functioning optimally. It is my goal to help those I serve achieve a deep sense of hope, purpose, and positive self-regard so they can live their best lives possible as they desire. During this challenging time in our community, I offer safe, secure telehealth (video) sessions to help you feel as comfortable as possible while attending to your mental health needs.
(509) 309-8378 View (509) 309-8378
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Maytal Grossman Not Accepting New Clients Now
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98126
Reaching out to ask for help is one of the bravest things you can do. It involves being seen; in our vulnerabilities and in our strengths. It involves holding hope for yourself, your relationship(s), your child, your life. As a clinician, it is my job to hold that hope for you, even when you cannot see it. I believe strongly in client-centered work, which means that I also believe that people are essentially driven towards their own highest good and healing; sometimes it just takes removing the obstacles, which we will identify and face together. My work with individuals, couples, families and children is strongly informed by
Reaching out to ask for help is one of the bravest things you can do. It involves being seen; in our vulnerabilities and in our strengths. It involves holding hope for yourself, your relationship(s), your child, your life. As a clinician, it is my job to hold that hope for you, even when you cannot see it. I believe strongly in client-centered work, which means that I also believe that people are essentially driven towards their own highest good and healing; sometimes it just takes removing the obstacles, which we will identify and face together. My work with individuals, couples, families and children is strongly informed by
(206) 385-3136 View (206) 385-3136
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Max Zhvanetsky
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98122
Are you finding yourself burnt out? Feeling stuck, isolated, or traumatized by current or historical events? We feel the pressure to better this world, but struggle with feelings of hopelessness and powerlessness. At times like these it is vital to reclaim spaces of joy, safety, and connection within ourselves and the world around us. I am a queer, Jewish, immigrant with firsthand experience of needing to reclaim self within larger narratives of oppression and isolation. I know that this process can often involve navigating trauma and grief. None of us can do this alone.
Are you finding yourself burnt out? Feeling stuck, isolated, or traumatized by current or historical events? We feel the pressure to better this world, but struggle with feelings of hopelessness and powerlessness. At times like these it is vital to reclaim spaces of joy, safety, and connection within ourselves and the world around us. I am a queer, Jewish, immigrant with firsthand experience of needing to reclaim self within larger narratives of oppression and isolation. I know that this process can often involve navigating trauma and grief. None of us can do this alone.
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Eastside Professional Counseling Services, PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Issaquah, WA 98029  (Online Only)
Everyone needs help sometimes. When it feels like circumstances and life-pressures are causing you to feel sad, hopeless, stuck, and/or afraid, counseling may help you regain emotional traction and move through the challenges of your life. I believe every person has great internal resources/strengths to uncover or discover solutions for life..I specialize in helping couples/families/individuals improve their relationships and also those who experience anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief, self-worth, divorce, blended-families, healing from infidelity, parenting, and many other individual and relationship issues. I work from a variety of theories, including Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focused, and Gottman Relationship Therapy.
Everyone needs help sometimes. When it feels like circumstances and life-pressures are causing you to feel sad, hopeless, stuck, and/or afraid, counseling may help you regain emotional traction and move through the challenges of your life. I believe every person has great internal resources/strengths to uncover or discover solutions for life..I specialize in helping couples/families/individuals improve their relationships and also those who experience anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief, self-worth, divorce, blended-families, healing from infidelity, parenting, and many other individual and relationship issues. I work from a variety of theories, including Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focused, and Gottman Relationship Therapy.
(425) 358-4548 View (425) 358-4548
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Kayla Wells
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Spokane, WA 99201  (Online Only)
I'm currently accepting new clients.Are you exhausted and overwhelmed from feeling like you need to be "on" all the time? Do you always second guess yourself? Maybe you've noticed you're anxious, irritable, or on edge lately with the people around you. If this sounds like you I can help.
I'm currently accepting new clients.Are you exhausted and overwhelmed from feeling like you need to be "on" all the time? Do you always second guess yourself? Maybe you've noticed you're anxious, irritable, or on edge lately with the people around you. If this sounds like you I can help.
(509) 519-3253 View (509) 519-3253

How does your Therapist compare?

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Washington who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% Premera
58% Aetna
57% Regence

How Therapists in Washington see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
21% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Washington?

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.