About Counseling West Seattle
6957 California Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA 98136
Counseling West Seattle provides a broad range of therapy services through our experienced, talented, on-staff Counselors. We believe in change and transformation and experience it with clients every day.
We strive to provide a comfortable environment to nurture and support the various needs of our clients. Our services include the option of therapy through Telehealth or In-person. Counseling West Seattle offers both options to the community from all of our counselors so as to fit the needs of your well being.
All patient/counselor information is held with the utmost confidentiality. Each of our counselors offers individual therapy sessions and has extensive educational and practical experience they bring to every client.
Our Areas of Expertise
Anxiety & Depression
Children - Early through Elementary
Domestic and Sexual Violence
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
Issues of Adjustment and Acculturation
Loss and Life Transitions
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
As Covid-19 and subsequent variants continue to be of concern, Counseling West Seattle is observing state requirements and CDC recommendations. We continue to offer our virtual visits, but have returned to scheduling in-person sessions as well.
Counseling West Seattle is asking that all clients either be fully vaccinated, have tested negative for Covid-19 within 24 hours of an in-person session, or wear a mask. If you are feeling sick, please contact us to reschedule your appointment.
-Toni Napoli, Director
Whether you are looking for Individual Therapy, Child/Adolescent Therapy, Couples or Family Counseling -- we are here for you! And now you can connect to Counseling West Seattle counselors from the comfort of your own home -- or anywhere you are in Washington State!
Telehealth eliminates you having to deal with travel time, traffic, and parking. Now, you can simply log on with your home computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone at the time of your counseling appointment. Most Washington State insurance policies cover telehealth just like in-office therapy, call your insurance provider for more information.
Counseling via video counseling has been proven to be just as effective as in-person therapy. You just need to find a private area in your home or outside for your sessions. If the therapy is for a younger child, our therapists are creative in engaging your child, and can provide parent consultation and support as well.
If you are already a Counseling West Seattle client and are interested in whether telehealth may be a good fit for you, simply talk with your therapist about it.
If you are new to Counseling West Seattle and want to explore an ultra-convenient way to get the counseling support you need, just give us a call so we can get this arranged for you.
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT TELEHEALTH (FAQ's)
We know that online therapy can bring up understandable hesitations and questions. We are happy to put your mind at ease and provide further information about what to expect.
How does it work?
For current clients, contact your therapist as you normally would to make an appointment. Your provider will send you an email link, which you can click to join in a virtual therapy session. You can use your phone, computer or tablet to participate. You can talk to your provider as you normally would --- it’s that easy!
Is it confidential?
Absolutely. Our therapists maintain strict confidentiality standards for your protection. This means your sessions cannot be recorded. Our therapists are providing counseling via video from their office, or from areas of their home that have privacy.
Will it be covered by my insurance?
Most healthcare plans provide coverage for telehealth just like in-office therapy. While this is often at your regular copay, coinsurance and/or deductible, there are some variations depending on your specific policy. If you and your therapist are not sure about your benefits, please reach out to Counseling West Seattle and your insurance provider. If you run into any coverage issues, we are happy to work with you on payment options during this crisis. Even if you think you don’t have coverage for telehealth, or can’t afford payment, please give us a call.
Have telehealth therapy sessions been proven to be effective?
Yes. There have been numerous studies conducted showing that telehealth is just as effective as in-person counseling.
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) had published a physician reviewed article in 2017 that notes the following:
“There is substantial evidence of the effectiveness of telepsychiatry and research has found satisfaction to be high among patients, psychiatrists and other professionals. Telepsychiatry is equivalent to in-person care in diagnostic accuracy, treatment effectiveness, quality of care and patient satisfaction. Patient privacy and confidentiality are equivalent to in-person care.”
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON!