Talk Therapy in Seattle

Therapy is not a one size fits all experience. The effectiveness of talk therapy is greatly impacted by the rapport you have with your therapist. It is important to find a therapist whose style and personality allow you to feel safe and fully engage in the therapeutic process. Our clinicians are trained in several different theories, styles, and modalities. We create individualized treatment plans for our clients to consider your unique circumstances and help support you in reaching your specific goals.

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    Katherine T.
    10/04/2020

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    10/03/2020

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    8/19/2020
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    8/18/2020

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    12/29/2019

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    7/10/2019
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    Megan L.
    7/10/2018

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    7/10/2018

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    Lauren H.
    7/10/2018

Seattle Talk Therapist

Michelle Mooney

I am passionate about empowering my clients and improving lives. I believe this is possible for every individual and every couple. My therapeutic approach is holistic, integrative and personal to you – meaning there is no “one size fits all” template that I follow. I honor the uniqueness of humans and their individual life experiences.

Meara Harrington

I am trained in multiple therapeutic interventions and orientations which allows me to customize my approach with each of my clients. Since every individual and couple is unique, every approach to treatment is different. We all have our own struggles and achievements, I work with you to help you identify your strengths and support you in working through challenges so that you can reach success in whatever way you define it.

What is talk therapy?

Talk therapy, which is also known as psychotherapy, is a therapeutic intervention used by mental health professionals to help clients make changes in their lives and reframe their outlook on a specific issue or problem that is troubling them. Talk therapy serves as a safe place to discuss feelings and support clients in making positive changes in their lives.

The purpose of talk therapy is to help people identify the triggers that cause emotional distress and help them to find resolution or a new perspective.

What Does Talk Therapy Help With?

There are many reasons clients choose to engage in talk therapy.

  • Grief related to any type of loss (death, divorce, job loss, financial loss)
  • Stress related to work, relationships, finances, school, or parenting
  • Reduce Anxiety or Depression
  • Resolve past trauma
  • Make behavioral changes
  • Address issues related to substance abuse and addiction disorders

How does talk therapy work?

There are several different styles of talk therapy and a mental health provider may choose to incorporate one or multiple styles to meet the needs of the clients which is also known as a holistic or integrative approach. This is the approach that we utilize at Anchor Light Therapy Collective.

Typically, clients meet with their therapist once a week or once every two weeks to begin addressing the issue or concern they are bringing to therapy. During your initially meeting your therapist will ask you questions about yourself, your current and past experiences, and what you would like to address and accomplish in therapy. Then they will create a treatment plan to help support you in reaching your goals. 

4 Types of Talk Therapy

There are four broad categories of talk therapy also known as psychotherapy

EMDR Therapy Seattle

Couples Talk Therapy

Couples can also engage in talk therapy together to work on stressors or issues that are present in their relationship. The Gottman Method is a form of couple’s talk therapy developed by Drs John and Julie Gottman that integrates various talk therapy styles to support couples in reducing conflict, deepening friendship, improving communication, and resolving blocks to emotional and physical intimacy. 

Does Talk Therapy Work?

“A supervisor once likened doing psychotherapy to undergoing physical therapy. It can be difficult and cause pain, and your condition can worsen before it improves, but if you go consistently and work hard when you’re there, you’ll get the kinks out and function so much better.”

― Lori Gottlieb, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed

Yes, talk therapy works! However, the effective and rate at which a client will make changes largely depends on them. It is a process, and you will get out of that process what you put into it. 

 

According to the American Psychological Association

  • Research shows that psychotherapy is effective for many mental and behavioral health issues and across varied population groups. 
  • Psychotherapy teaches patients life and coping skills that last beyond the course of treatment. The results of psychotherapy often last longer than psychopharmacological intervention and are unlikely to produce harmful side effects.
  • While medication is appropriate and necessary in some instances, research shows that a combination of medication and psychotherapy is often most effective in treating depression and anxiety. 

Talk Therapy Pricing

Therapy creates a space for you to experience healing and progress in a way that can change your life. But of course, it’s also an investment of both time and finances. When you’re ready to commit to healing and transformation, here is what you can expect.

Initial intake appointment
(90 minutes) $200

Standard individual session
(55 minutes) $150

Insurance

We do not participate with any insurance panels. Anchor Light Therapy Collective is considered an out-of-network provider. We have chosen to not panel with any insurance companies and instead focus on providing the best care to our clients. Bypassing insurance allows us to create treatment plans that are not influenced by criteria dictated by insurance companies and offer the utmost privacy to our clients.

As a courtesy to any individual clients who wish to utilize their insurance benefits, I am happy to verify your out-of-network plan benefits to tell you what portion, if any, may be covered by your health insurance provider.

The client will pay for their session at the time of service. We will then file an electronic claim on your behalf, as well as submit any additional documentation required by your insurance company.

If your plan offers out of network coverage, they will reimburse you directly by mailing you a check.

Out of network insurance coverage varies. Most insurance plans offer out of network coverage that reimburses at 40-70% once you have met the out of network deductible.