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Matthew Wineman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Johnson City, TN 37601
Let's be honest: the world is weird, and sometimes it's tough out there. Maybe you've had some big changes in your life lately, and you're feeling confused or even lost trying to navigate your rapidly evolving social environment. You want clarity, direction, and some solid tools to cut through the fog and build a path to the future you want.
Let's be honest: the world is weird, and sometimes it's tough out there. Maybe you've had some big changes in your life lately, and you're feeling confused or even lost trying to navigate your rapidly evolving social environment. You want clarity, direction, and some solid tools to cut through the fog and build a path to the future you want.
(423) 205-0994 View (423) 205-0994
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Jonathan Dwight Seay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMT-P
Verified Verified
Johnson City, TN 37601  (Online Only)
I have a passion for working with adults who have survived difficult situations or past experiences. I have experience working as a first responder and spent many years in the military. I use this knowledge and experience to mold the treatments I use to best serve anyone who has faced difficult or insurmountable situations in the past. I work with those who have concerns with traumatic history, anxiety, depression, or just looking to understand themselves better. If you are looking for someone to be a support and guide you to becoming the best version of yourself, please contact me today. I look forward to working with you.
I have a passion for working with adults who have survived difficult situations or past experiences. I have experience working as a first responder and spent many years in the military. I use this knowledge and experience to mold the treatments I use to best serve anyone who has faced difficult or insurmountable situations in the past. I work with those who have concerns with traumatic history, anxiety, depression, or just looking to understand themselves better. If you are looking for someone to be a support and guide you to becoming the best version of yourself, please contact me today. I look forward to working with you.
(423) 528-8928 View (423) 528-8928
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Willow & Arbor, PLLC
Verified Verified
Johnson City, TN 37601
Willow & Arbor, PLLC is a group therapy practice serving the Tri-Cities, TN area in person and via telehealth. Our providers recognize that there are no 'one-size fits all' treatment options. We are focused on meeting you where you are and co-creating change with you. We focus on creating a context of privacy, empathy, and insight where our clients are fully seen and heard. We treat children, teens, and adults and provide individual, family, and couples sessions.
Willow & Arbor, PLLC is a group therapy practice serving the Tri-Cities, TN area in person and via telehealth. Our providers recognize that there are no 'one-size fits all' treatment options. We are focused on meeting you where you are and co-creating change with you. We focus on creating a context of privacy, empathy, and insight where our clients are fully seen and heard. We treat children, teens, and adults and provide individual, family, and couples sessions.
(423) 607-8988 View (423) 607-8988
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Amy McLaughlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Johnson City, TN 37601
Waitlist for new clients
Is the past influencing your present life? I have discovered that so many of us have a hard time living in the present because of things from our past... or we struggle because we don't believe we are "good enough." I have been practicing for 13 years. I am trained in EMDR and believe everyone can grow, heal, and live fulfilling lives. My greatest joy is seeing my clients redefine who they are according to their values...Being able to be authentic. No longer confined to the pressures, ideals and expectations of others or shackled to the past.
Is the past influencing your present life? I have discovered that so many of us have a hard time living in the present because of things from our past... or we struggle because we don't believe we are "good enough." I have been practicing for 13 years. I am trained in EMDR and believe everyone can grow, heal, and live fulfilling lives. My greatest joy is seeing my clients redefine who they are according to their values...Being able to be authentic. No longer confined to the pressures, ideals and expectations of others or shackled to the past.
(423) 456-9008 View (423) 456-9008
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Christina Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Johnson City, TN 37601
Christina V Smith is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee. Christina has worked in the community health field and in foster care, after an extensive career as a licensed financial planner and an educator. Christina uses a blended approach to walk with you on a journey toward exploring self-knowledge and understanding. Her approach leans on incorporating mindfulness, attachment repair and trauma processing modalities, as well as dialectical behavioral therapy principles. Christina was born in rural South Africa but the United States has been home for more than 20 years.
Christina V Smith is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee. Christina has worked in the community health field and in foster care, after an extensive career as a licensed financial planner and an educator. Christina uses a blended approach to walk with you on a journey toward exploring self-knowledge and understanding. Her approach leans on incorporating mindfulness, attachment repair and trauma processing modalities, as well as dialectical behavioral therapy principles. Christina was born in rural South Africa but the United States has been home for more than 20 years.
(423) 456-9173 View (423) 456-9173
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Summer Ahmed
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Johnson City, TN 37601
Waking up each day with constant depression, anxiety, and stress is a common experience for many. Despite what others say, you know these feelings are more than just in your head. Your body communicates these emotions through heart palpitations, migraines, and fatigue. Life feels challenging, and if you're a parent, you're worried about your child's well-being, self-esteem, and self-identity. In this therapeutic space, your needs and goals are the focus. Whether it's finding solace or helping your child, your journey is about healing, understanding, and lasting change. I'm here to assist you on your journey toward your potential.
Waking up each day with constant depression, anxiety, and stress is a common experience for many. Despite what others say, you know these feelings are more than just in your head. Your body communicates these emotions through heart palpitations, migraines, and fatigue. Life feels challenging, and if you're a parent, you're worried about your child's well-being, self-esteem, and self-identity. In this therapeutic space, your needs and goals are the focus. Whether it's finding solace or helping your child, your journey is about healing, understanding, and lasting change. I'm here to assist you on your journey toward your potential.
(423) 537-6521 View (423) 537-6521
Photo of Brynn Burger, Pre-Licensed Professional in 37601, TN
Brynn Burger
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Johnson City, TN 37601
Struggling with marriage or partnership conflict, sexual trauma/abuse/addiction, or exploring individuality and healing somatic response to trauma? I pair my experience with over 20 years serving in various forms of mental health as a clinician trained in Trauma-Focused CBT, Integrative Sex Therapy to support sexual addiction recovery, counseling couples, families, and individuals working toward healing from infidelity, struggling with communication, or navigating non-traditional relationships.
Struggling with marriage or partnership conflict, sexual trauma/abuse/addiction, or exploring individuality and healing somatic response to trauma? I pair my experience with over 20 years serving in various forms of mental health as a clinician trained in Trauma-Focused CBT, Integrative Sex Therapy to support sexual addiction recovery, counseling couples, families, and individuals working toward healing from infidelity, struggling with communication, or navigating non-traditional relationships.
(423) 497-3781 View (423) 497-3781
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Allison Alford
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
Johnson City, TN 37601
Allison Alford is an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor and Mental Health Service Provider engaging individuals and families to help them deal with life’s transitions and struggles. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), she utilizes a compassionate, person-centered approach to helping her clients process and understand their own thoughts and emotions. Allison helps address issues such as relationship struggles, stress and anxiety, religious issues and trauma, and life transitions. Allison’s therapeutic approach is rooted in a belief that individuals can move towards their goals of healing
Allison Alford is an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor and Mental Health Service Provider engaging individuals and families to help them deal with life’s transitions and struggles. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), she utilizes a compassionate, person-centered approach to helping her clients process and understand their own thoughts and emotions. Allison helps address issues such as relationship struggles, stress and anxiety, religious issues and trauma, and life transitions. Allison’s therapeutic approach is rooted in a belief that individuals can move towards their goals of healing
(423) 799-3246 View (423) 799-3246
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Pam Kuykendall
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Johnson City, TN 37601
Thank you for taking time to view my profile. Being a mental health care provider is a calling and a passion. Healing from the effects of trauma, perinatal and postpartum mental health concerns, anxiety, and depression is possible. The healing journey is different for each person and I will patiently walk alongside my clients each step of the way. I also provide premarital counseling, family therapy, and have experience with parenting assistance and spiritual health.
Thank you for taking time to view my profile. Being a mental health care provider is a calling and a passion. Healing from the effects of trauma, perinatal and postpartum mental health concerns, anxiety, and depression is possible. The healing journey is different for each person and I will patiently walk alongside my clients each step of the way. I also provide premarital counseling, family therapy, and have experience with parenting assistance and spiritual health.
(423) 436-0401 View (423) 436-0401
Photo of Kay Collake, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 37601, TN
Kay Collake
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Johnson City, TN 37601
Do you find yourself overwhelmed with the competing priorities of daily life? Stuck in unhealthy patterns such as overuse of alcohol, procrastination, or emotional eating? Are your days spent battling perfectionism and negative self-talk? Would you like to be more active socially but struggle with anxiety or feelings of low self-worth? Hi. I’m Kay. Congratulations on taking the first step toward living your best life! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 15 years of experience providing psychotherapy, assessment, and referral services to adults, children, and families.
Do you find yourself overwhelmed with the competing priorities of daily life? Stuck in unhealthy patterns such as overuse of alcohol, procrastination, or emotional eating? Are your days spent battling perfectionism and negative self-talk? Would you like to be more active socially but struggle with anxiety or feelings of low self-worth? Hi. I’m Kay. Congratulations on taking the first step toward living your best life! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 15 years of experience providing psychotherapy, assessment, and referral services to adults, children, and families.
(615) 392-6827 View (615) 392-6827
Photo of Caitlin Lucas, Licensed Professional Counselor in 37601, TN
Caitlin Lucas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Johnson City, TN 37601
Are you ready and motivated for change? I am here to help. It is easy to get stuck in our patterns and find ourselves unsure of how to make a significant shift. I only ask that you are willing to push past the uncomfortable emotions and honestly face things standing in your way. I believe therapy is one of the only sacred spaces that exist where you can come, as you are, and work toward where you want to be. I also believe it is not my place to be an advice giver, but a teammate who can help you find your own way through.
Are you ready and motivated for change? I am here to help. It is easy to get stuck in our patterns and find ourselves unsure of how to make a significant shift. I only ask that you are willing to push past the uncomfortable emotions and honestly face things standing in your way. I believe therapy is one of the only sacred spaces that exist where you can come, as you are, and work toward where you want to be. I also believe it is not my place to be an advice giver, but a teammate who can help you find your own way through.
(423) 210-4921 View (423) 210-4921
Photo of Katherine Barteck, Psychologist in 37601, TN
Katherine Barteck
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Johnson City, TN 37601
I provide individual therapy, to adolescents and adults, as well as couples and family therapy. I believe that the focus of therapy is the achievement of insight and both intra- and inter-personal growth. This means different things to different people and families, so I actively involve you in the direction of your therapy and will check in often to make sure that your needs are being met. I trained as a generalist and pull from a variety of therapeutic approaches, including interpersonal process, insight-oriented, and cognitive-behavioral.
I provide individual therapy, to adolescents and adults, as well as couples and family therapy. I believe that the focus of therapy is the achievement of insight and both intra- and inter-personal growth. This means different things to different people and families, so I actively involve you in the direction of your therapy and will check in often to make sure that your needs are being met. I trained as a generalist and pull from a variety of therapeutic approaches, including interpersonal process, insight-oriented, and cognitive-behavioral.
(423) 930-9338 View (423) 930-9338
Photo of Katy Shuck, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 37601, TN
Katy Shuck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Johnson City, TN 37601
It is so lovely to meet you! The minute you enter my office I will accept and EMBRACE you just as you are. We are humans. We are flawed, but beautifully flawed. I strongly believe healing begins with the therapeutic relationship and I will do my best to create a safe space for vulnerability. I am a therapist AND a social worker. I believe in holistic care that is tailored to the individual (s) as well as the power of networking, referrals, and continuity of care. I may challenge you to be the best version of yourself because you deserve the best that this short life has to offer.
It is so lovely to meet you! The minute you enter my office I will accept and EMBRACE you just as you are. We are humans. We are flawed, but beautifully flawed. I strongly believe healing begins with the therapeutic relationship and I will do my best to create a safe space for vulnerability. I am a therapist AND a social worker. I believe in holistic care that is tailored to the individual (s) as well as the power of networking, referrals, and continuity of care. I may challenge you to be the best version of yourself because you deserve the best that this short life has to offer.
(423) 436-1348 View (423) 436-1348
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Sarah McCray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Johnson City, TN 37601
Sarah graduated from East Tennessee State University with her Bachelor's degree in Social Work and her Master's degree in Social Work. She specializes in work with adolescents, emerging adults, and the adult population. Sarah is trained as a Brainspotting Practitioner. She places a large emphasis on building trust and rapport with her clients. Sarah is a firm believer in meeting her clients where they are in the present moment. Sarah sees her clients as the unique, multidimensional individuals that they are. She uses the Person-In-Environment perspective with her clients.
Sarah graduated from East Tennessee State University with her Bachelor's degree in Social Work and her Master's degree in Social Work. She specializes in work with adolescents, emerging adults, and the adult population. Sarah is trained as a Brainspotting Practitioner. She places a large emphasis on building trust and rapport with her clients. Sarah is a firm believer in meeting her clients where they are in the present moment. Sarah sees her clients as the unique, multidimensional individuals that they are. She uses the Person-In-Environment perspective with her clients.
(423) 556-3032 View (423) 556-3032
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Life Connections Counseling Services
LPC, LBA, BCBA
Verified Verified
Johnson City, TN 37601
At Life Connections Counseling, our unique perspectives of multiple therapeutic techniques create an inviting environment to address some of the most delicate topics. We are a multi-specialty group of providers that specialize in all walks of life. From small children (2 years and older), adolescents, families, marriage, and the senior population. Each Counselor has extensive experience working with the challenges that each stage of life presents. Please take a look at “Services” for contact information regarding our Team and to learn more about their areas of expertise. We also offer Multiple Support Groups.
At Life Connections Counseling, our unique perspectives of multiple therapeutic techniques create an inviting environment to address some of the most delicate topics. We are a multi-specialty group of providers that specialize in all walks of life. From small children (2 years and older), adolescents, families, marriage, and the senior population. Each Counselor has extensive experience working with the challenges that each stage of life presents. Please take a look at “Services” for contact information regarding our Team and to learn more about their areas of expertise. We also offer Multiple Support Groups.
(423) 454-2669 View (423) 454-2669
Photo of Vanessa Civil, Pre-Licensed Professional in 37601, TN
Vanessa Civil
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Johnson City, TN 37601  (Online Only)
Welcome! I specialize in supporting young adults, and couples through life's transitions, self-discovery, and relationships. My passion lies in empowering individuals to develop independence and nurture a confident identity. For couples, I guide the process of blending two unique identities into a harmonious partnership. I find profound joy in witnessing my clients as they courageously confront challenging emotions, navigate complex behaviors, and nurture healthier relationships. Together, we'll unravel the past, envision the future, and I'll stand by your side, offering empathy and unwavering support every step of the way.
Welcome! I specialize in supporting young adults, and couples through life's transitions, self-discovery, and relationships. My passion lies in empowering individuals to develop independence and nurture a confident identity. For couples, I guide the process of blending two unique identities into a harmonious partnership. I find profound joy in witnessing my clients as they courageously confront challenging emotions, navigate complex behaviors, and nurture healthier relationships. Together, we'll unravel the past, envision the future, and I'll stand by your side, offering empathy and unwavering support every step of the way.
(423) 516-8194 View (423) 516-8194
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Jordan Ashley Lovetere
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Johnson City, TN 37601  (Online Only)
My therapeutic approach starts with meeting people where they are in their journey through life. I believe in nourishing the inner child within all of us with empathy and kindness. People are the experts of their own lives and I am simply someone to help facilitate the change they wish to implement for themselves. I work with adolescents, teenagers, and young adults to empower them in understanding and accepting themselves and their changing emotions throughout life’s transitions. Movement is a universal language and through gentle curiosity and unconditional positive regard everyone has the ability to grow and thrive.
My therapeutic approach starts with meeting people where they are in their journey through life. I believe in nourishing the inner child within all of us with empathy and kindness. People are the experts of their own lives and I am simply someone to help facilitate the change they wish to implement for themselves. I work with adolescents, teenagers, and young adults to empower them in understanding and accepting themselves and their changing emotions throughout life’s transitions. Movement is a universal language and through gentle curiosity and unconditional positive regard everyone has the ability to grow and thrive.
(423) 818-9445 View (423) 818-9445
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Linda Steele
Marriage & Family Therapist, MLS, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Johnson City, TN 37601  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself wondering why you're where you are in life...what brought you to this point? What is the meaning of this crisis in my life? Is there a purpose for my life? My approach to therapy is founded in Carl Jung's Depth Psychology and is useful for all life's problems that come our way - depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, grief, relationships, career and aging as well as for reflection and personal growth. Together we can find the answers to these questions. My approach is holistic, warm, client centered and non judgmental.
Do you find yourself wondering why you're where you are in life...what brought you to this point? What is the meaning of this crisis in my life? Is there a purpose for my life? My approach to therapy is founded in Carl Jung's Depth Psychology and is useful for all life's problems that come our way - depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, grief, relationships, career and aging as well as for reflection and personal growth. Together we can find the answers to these questions. My approach is holistic, warm, client centered and non judgmental.
(423) 438-1749 View (423) 438-1749
Photo of Jordan Lovetere, Pre-Licensed Professional in 37601, TN
Jordan Lovetere
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Johnson City, TN 37601
Hi, I'm Jordan! I work with pre-teen and adolescent clients on telehealth. That means we can work through hard times in the comfort of your safe space. If you're local to Johnson City, I provide play therapy services to children ages 5 and up. I believe each person holds the answers to their own healing within themselves; it is through the therapeutic process that we can uncover them together. Through active listening techniques, I can help individuals gain greater insight into themselves so they can make lasting changes in their lives.
Hi, I'm Jordan! I work with pre-teen and adolescent clients on telehealth. That means we can work through hard times in the comfort of your safe space. If you're local to Johnson City, I provide play therapy services to children ages 5 and up. I believe each person holds the answers to their own healing within themselves; it is through the therapeutic process that we can uncover them together. Through active listening techniques, I can help individuals gain greater insight into themselves so they can make lasting changes in their lives.
(423) 564-5507 View (423) 564-5507
Photo of Clarissa Bradley Day, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 37601, TN
Clarissa Bradley Day
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Johnson City, TN 37601
You may be facing a range of issues, such as anxiety, stress, depression, or a general feeling of being stuck or unfulfilled. You have the courage to seek support, knowing that change is possible and that you deserve a life filled with joy, purpose, and meaning. Your needs are multifaceted, encompassing emotional support, a compassionate listener, and a skilled guide to help you navigate the complexities of your experiences. Together, we will create a therapeutic relationship built on trust, empathy, and collaboration, enabling you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs in a non-judgmental environment.
You may be facing a range of issues, such as anxiety, stress, depression, or a general feeling of being stuck or unfulfilled. You have the courage to seek support, knowing that change is possible and that you deserve a life filled with joy, purpose, and meaning. Your needs are multifaceted, encompassing emotional support, a compassionate listener, and a skilled guide to help you navigate the complexities of your experiences. Together, we will create a therapeutic relationship built on trust, empathy, and collaboration, enabling you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs in a non-judgmental environment.
(423) 799-2636 View (423) 799-2636

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 37601

80+

Average cost per session

$100

Therapists in 37601 who prioritize treating:

86% Anxiety
82% Depression
76% Trauma and PTSD
68% Relationship Issues
59% Self Esteem
59% Life Transitions
57% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Cigna and Evernorth
80% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
76% Aetna

How Therapists in 37601 see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
25% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 37601?

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.