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Personal therapy options

Posted by Tony Swartz | Aug 04, 2022

Clients sometimes ask for help seeking out therapy for their own personal reasons (even when it is not court ordered or required in their case). My best recommendation is:

  • LOCAL - Seek out a local therapist. Some people interact much better with therapy in-person rather than online. If you know you are likely to fall into this category, there really isn't a substitute for in-person therapists. The downside is some locations have no availability, or even worse, it becomes clear to you after your first meeting that the available therapist will not be a "good fit" for you. You really need someone who will fit into your personality.
  • ONLINE - is a great resource. This is online therapy, but you have such more flexibility in this platform. You can text, call, or video chat with your therapist. Costs average from $60 to $100 a week, it seems. The biggest benefit is they have a ton of therapists available, so if your assigned therapist isn't a good fit, you can just ask for a new one!

More information about the comparison, plus some extra resources, is available from BetterHelp at

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Tony Swartz

Tony Swartz is an experienced lawyer in Washington State. He has handled, most from start to finish, over 10,000 criminal cases with a focus on DUIs and other misdemeanor charges. In addition to his legal practice, Tony is a recognized expert in the field and routinely teaches classes at both Central Washington University and Yakima Valley College.

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Tony Swartz is a lawyer practicing criminal defense in Kittitas County and Yakima County who specializes in Ellensburg DUIs and Yakima DUIs. He also represents clients with other misdemeanor charges. Call today for a free consultation.

Tony moved to Ellensburg in 2005 and has lived here since other than a brief break for law school. He attended CWU and Willamette University College of Law. He is also on the executive board for Ellensburg Music Festival, Ellensburg Downtown Rotary, and Ellensburg Big Band (where he also plays trumpet). He also plays hockey at the Yakima Ice Rink and Kraken Community Iceplex, in addition to attending a lot of Seattle Kraken games.

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