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Top 10 counselors in Seattle, WA

Clients agree: these therapists are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Joy Point Acupuncture

Joy Point Acupuncture

Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
9+ years in business
Serves Seattle, WA
Tana L. says, "She’s awesome!" Read more
Waypoint Wellness

Waypoint Wellness

New on Thervo
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
Serves Seattle, WA
There are many theoretical perspectives on psychotherapy, and research is clear that the “best” approach depends on the unique qualities and circumstances of the client, their problem in living, their personal resources, and other factors. I approach each individual with whom I work as distinctive, selecting the best available empirically-validated approach for our work together. Having said that, I most frequently employ certain complementary and well-documented theoretical perspectives in my work with clients, including: 1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 2. Interpersonal Psychotherapy 3. Behavioral medicine techniques such as neurofeedback, ...


Offers online services
245 hires on Thervo
23+ years in business
Serves Seattle, WA
Chase J. says, "Mea was absolute great at her Therapy work talk sessions! Very well presented techniques and tasks! Amazing opportunity she has done!" Read more
Mindful Mediation

Mindful Mediation

Offers online services
28 hires on Thervo
13+ years in business
Serves Seattle, WA
Linda C. says, "Nicci's approach helped my family and I get right to the heart of our issues. She was able to work with each of us individually so that we could come together as a family in a supportive manner. We are all working hard to communicate better and want Nicci to know how much we appreciate all of her efforts. " Read more
Ginny Marie Wellness

Ginny Marie Wellness

New on Thervo
Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
16+ years in business
Serves Seattle, WA
It has been my goal in life, to provide my professional skills to help people.

Your counseling questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does counseling cost?

Counseling costs $100 to $250 per session if not covered by insurance, depending on your location, type of counseling, and the counselor's specialty. Prices are on the high end of the range in major metropolitan areas like New York and San Francisco. The average cost of counseling with insurance is $20 to $60 per session for the copay.

Online counseling costs $50 to $110 per week through websites that offer a membership plan. Plans on the lower end of the price range are typically limited to support via text or email messaging only, while plans at the higher end of the range include scheduled video sessions with a licensed counselor or therapist.

Marriage counseling costs $120 to $250 per session for in-person therapy or $90 to $230 per session for online therapy.

Can you use an HSA or FSA for counseling?

You can only use your HSA or FSA for counseling if you have a billable diagnosis—such as depression or bipolar disorder—and the therapy is deemed medically necessary. You can't use your HSA or FSA for marriage or family counseling, grief counseling, or therapy for stress management.

What are the types of counselors?

Counselors have a master's degree in psychology and are trained and licensed to practice psychotherapy. A counselor may be licensed or certified in a specific area:

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs)
  • Licensed Practicing Counselor (LPC)
  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Registered Child Therapist RPT)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

What does a counselor do?

A counselor can help you navigate challenging life situations, understand your emotions, strengthen your self-esteem, and improve your communication and coping skills. They provide support through difficult times and guide you in making the necessary changes in thinking and behavior to improve your mental and emotional health.

Counselors can help you with a variety of problems:

  • Depression and mood changes
  • Marriage and relationship problems
  • Grief or loss
  • Anxiety, stress, and panic attacks
  • Self-esteem and body image concerns
  • Eating disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anger management
  • Addiction
  • Gender or sexual identity concerns

Can counselors prescribe medication?

Counselors are licensed psychologists but not medical doctors, and in most parts of the U.S. they are not allowed to prescribe medication. Only Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, and New Mexico allow counselors to prescribe medication, and counselors in these states must complete additional psychopharmacology training and certification.

In the rest of the U.S., only a medical doctor can prescribe medication. Psychiatrists are medical doctors and can prescribe medication, but they typically do not provide talk therapy or counseling services.

Can counselors diagnose ADHD, autism, or other mental health conditions?

A licensed counselor can give a mental health diagnosis in all states except Indiana and Maine. However, the counselor must refer clients to a psychiatrist or other medical doctor if the condition requires medication. Consult a counselor near you if you have concerns about ADHD, anxiety, depression, autism, bipolar disorder, or other mental health conditions.

How can I choose the best counselor near me?

When searching for a counselor, it's important to choose one who makes you feel comfortable, safe, and respected. Follow these tips to find the best counselor for you:

  • If you have a specific concern—such as depression, stress, or relationship issues—look for counselors who specialize in that area.
  • Ask your medical provider for recommendations.
  • Read reviews from other clients on Thervo and Google.
  • Confirm the counselor accepts your insurance or offers a sliding-scale rate.
  • Ask about telemedicine and virtual visit options.
  • Schedule an initial consultation to make sure you're happy with the counselor's communication style and empathy.

What questions should I ask counselors?

Ask these questions to help you choose a counselor who will help you achieve the best results:

  • How long have you been practicing, and what are your certifications?
  • What areas of counseling do you specialize in?
  • What is your philosophy as a counselor?
  • What therapeutic approaches do you typically use?
  • What does a typical session look like?
  • Are you more directive or guiding as a counselor?
  • Do you give homework or reading assignments?
  • Do you offer virtual / telemedicine appointments?
  • Do you accept my insurance? Do you bill the insurance company directly?
  • Do you offer sliding-scale rates for clients without insurance?

Reviews for Seattle counselors

Recent success stories from people in the Seattle area.
Andrew St. I.
Honestly the best massage I’ve had in a very long time. Mea tackled all of my knots and worked diligently to make sure the loosened up! Friendly, professional and incredibly kind!
Miriam L.
Nicci is the perfect person to help us. I highly recommend her!
Mindful Mediation
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