Photo of Sharon Sitler, Licensed Professional Counselor in 37803, TN
Sharon Sitler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Maryville, TN 37803
I enjoy working with people from all walks of life, encouraging them and giving them hope. I believe in balanced living and looking at how issues are affecting us emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. I believe in looking at things from a Christian Worldview but work with people from all viewpoints. I used to work in the corporate world so can identify with people from all walks of life and many different life experiences. I started counseling individuals in Florida as an intern many years ago. Graduated in 1997 and am licensed both in Florida and Tennessee. My family moved to Tennessee 16 years ago, we love Tennessee.
I enjoy working with people from all walks of life, encouraging them and giving them hope. I believe in balanced living and looking at how issues are affecting us emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. I believe in looking at things from a Christian Worldview but work with people from all viewpoints. I used to work in the corporate world so can identify with people from all walks of life and many different life experiences. I started counseling individuals in Florida as an intern many years ago. Graduated in 1997 and am licensed both in Florida and Tennessee. My family moved to Tennessee 16 years ago, we love Tennessee.
(865) 409-1334 View (865) 409-1334
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Samantha Ramsey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Maryville, TN 37803
Now accepting new clients! Do you want to deepen your existing relationships? Are you afraid to share your feelings with your loved ones? Do recent events leave you scared of the future? Do you want to reduce your anxiety and depression, and improve the lives of your family, children or community? A satisfying relationship could be the key to your mental and physical health. If you identify as a black sheep, creative, caregiver, helpless romantic, highly sensitive person, hippie, living with chronic pain or illness, people-pleaser, or perfectionist you will benefit most from a relational approach to therapy.
Now accepting new clients! Do you want to deepen your existing relationships? Are you afraid to share your feelings with your loved ones? Do recent events leave you scared of the future? Do you want to reduce your anxiety and depression, and improve the lives of your family, children or community? A satisfying relationship could be the key to your mental and physical health. If you identify as a black sheep, creative, caregiver, helpless romantic, highly sensitive person, hippie, living with chronic pain or illness, people-pleaser, or perfectionist you will benefit most from a relational approach to therapy.
(865) 213-9035 View (865) 213-9035
Photo of Carrie S Booher, Psychologist in 37803, TN
Carrie S Booher
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Maryville, TN 37803
I understand that seeking help is not always easy. So the first thing I want to tell you is that I believe that therapy clients are some of the bravest people I have ever had the privilege of knowing. Coming to discuss personal things with someone you've never before met is brave. I realize that you might not feel brave or strong when you seek my help, but I hope to have the chance to help you feel those things. There are several reasons why people seek counseling including relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and fear. Unprocessed trauma is often at the root and can feel like it invades every aspect of life.
I understand that seeking help is not always easy. So the first thing I want to tell you is that I believe that therapy clients are some of the bravest people I have ever had the privilege of knowing. Coming to discuss personal things with someone you've never before met is brave. I realize that you might not feel brave or strong when you seek my help, but I hope to have the chance to help you feel those things. There are several reasons why people seek counseling including relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and fear. Unprocessed trauma is often at the root and can feel like it invades every aspect of life.
(865) 351-2067 View (865) 351-2067
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Andrea Leigh Clapp
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
Maryville, TN 37803
My goal is to provide my clients with a safe non-judgemental space to grow emotionally. Together we are able to create individual unique plans that allow individuals and families to function in their desired capacity.
My goal is to provide my clients with a safe non-judgemental space to grow emotionally. Together we are able to create individual unique plans that allow individuals and families to function in their desired capacity.
(865) 269-9288 View (865) 269-9288
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Lakshmie Napagoda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Maryville, TN 37803  (Online Only)
If you wish to work with a therapist who is rooted in empathy, respect, and an understanding of the impact trauma can have on an individual's mental and emotional well-being, I could be your therapist. Whether you are seeking therapy for past trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, grief, relationship issues, or any other mental health-related concerns, my expertise and qualifications, combined with my empathetic nature, will inspire you to launch a journey with me toward experiencing relief from the symptoms you are experiencing right now. I do not keep a waiting list nor let money be an issue when seeking help.
If you wish to work with a therapist who is rooted in empathy, respect, and an understanding of the impact trauma can have on an individual's mental and emotional well-being, I could be your therapist. Whether you are seeking therapy for past trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, grief, relationship issues, or any other mental health-related concerns, my expertise and qualifications, combined with my empathetic nature, will inspire you to launch a journey with me toward experiencing relief from the symptoms you are experiencing right now. I do not keep a waiting list nor let money be an issue when seeking help.
(865) 503-6657 View (865) 503-6657
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Ann Wheeler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Maryville, TN 37803
There is something deeply intimidating about finding a new therapist. Your life is not working, and you could use some real help in reclaiming yourself. You're aware that you are not in alignment with your creative potential, and you’re ready to deep-dive into what is keeping you stuck. You’re an out-of-the box kind of person, tired of trying to fit your round self into a square hole. You could use a therapist who "gets you" and can guide you to awareness/pursuit of what feels really good and right about your life. You're open to intelligent and compassionate feedback from the right person, who is also your new therapist!
There is something deeply intimidating about finding a new therapist. Your life is not working, and you could use some real help in reclaiming yourself. You're aware that you are not in alignment with your creative potential, and you’re ready to deep-dive into what is keeping you stuck. You’re an out-of-the box kind of person, tired of trying to fit your round self into a square hole. You could use a therapist who "gets you" and can guide you to awareness/pursuit of what feels really good and right about your life. You're open to intelligent and compassionate feedback from the right person, who is also your new therapist!
(865) 730-2634 View (865) 730-2634
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Matthew Gumb
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP, LCMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Maryville, TN 37803
Waitlist for new clients
Matthew Gumb brings years of experience in his counseling work with adults, children, and adolescents. Working to help individuals and families that suffer with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, anxiety, anger management, inattentive/impulsive behavior, as well as other issues. His primary theoretical approaches are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as well as Existentialism and Person-Centered. Matthew also has trained in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Inference Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (I-CBT) for assisting individuals with OCD.
Matthew Gumb brings years of experience in his counseling work with adults, children, and adolescents. Working to help individuals and families that suffer with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, anxiety, anger management, inattentive/impulsive behavior, as well as other issues. His primary theoretical approaches are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as well as Existentialism and Person-Centered. Matthew also has trained in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Inference Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (I-CBT) for assisting individuals with OCD.
(865) 674-4914 View (865) 674-4914
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Delaney Spillman
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LSC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maryville, TN 37803
If you feel stuck, anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, or apathetic, I am passionate about helping you rediscover purpose and joy in your life. I specialize in addressing anxiety, depression, spiritual questions, and family challenges by not minimizing or ignoring these stressors, but by finding light and purpose in the midst of darkness and uncertainty. I specialize in using a holistic approach to target the root of the problem, which I believe is necessary to enact lasting change and deeper healing.
If you feel stuck, anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, or apathetic, I am passionate about helping you rediscover purpose and joy in your life. I specialize in addressing anxiety, depression, spiritual questions, and family challenges by not minimizing or ignoring these stressors, but by finding light and purpose in the midst of darkness and uncertainty. I specialize in using a holistic approach to target the root of the problem, which I believe is necessary to enact lasting change and deeper healing.
(865) 324-0747 View (865) 324-0747
Photo of Nancy C. Davis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 37803, TN
Nancy C. Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Maryville, TN 37803
Life can sometimes be filled with unexpected ups and downs or twists and turns that catch us off guard. We may feel overwhelmed or unprepared to handle these changes. Everyone needs a little help now and then. I am a licensed clinical social worker practicing for over 20 years. I have extensive experience with substance abuse/addiction, eating disorders, trauma and mood disorders (depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar) along with issues related to grief and mild cognitive impairment and caregiving issues. I work with adults and families.
Life can sometimes be filled with unexpected ups and downs or twists and turns that catch us off guard. We may feel overwhelmed or unprepared to handle these changes. Everyone needs a little help now and then. I am a licensed clinical social worker practicing for over 20 years. I have extensive experience with substance abuse/addiction, eating disorders, trauma and mood disorders (depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar) along with issues related to grief and mild cognitive impairment and caregiving issues. I work with adults and families.
(865) 205-0502 View (865) 205-0502
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Hannah Keefer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Maryville, TN 37803  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with a wide range of people and have a special interest in working with adults struggling with big changes in their lives or learning how to start and maintain healthy relationships. I love working with people who want to learn new ways of managing their emotions instead of relying on numbing or avoidance. Life is hard, and it's even more difficult when you don't allow yourself to feel the full range of your emotions or express them in a healthy way.
I enjoy working with a wide range of people and have a special interest in working with adults struggling with big changes in their lives or learning how to start and maintain healthy relationships. I love working with people who want to learn new ways of managing their emotions instead of relying on numbing or avoidance. Life is hard, and it's even more difficult when you don't allow yourself to feel the full range of your emotions or express them in a healthy way.
(865) 213-2069 View (865) 213-2069
Photo of Claire Janey, Licensed Professional Counselor in 37803, TN
Claire Janey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Maryville, TN 37803
Claire is a nondirective child-centered play therapist who believes strongly in the power of the therapeutic relationship. She strives to provide a warm, safe, and fun environment for children to cope with life’s stressors. During the play therapy process, she assists them in navigating internal experiences in a way that makes the most sense to them while using their most natural form of communication… play! Alongside individual counseling with children, she incorporates parenting support to strengthen the quality of parent-child attachment bonds in hopes of reducing relational stress.
Claire is a nondirective child-centered play therapist who believes strongly in the power of the therapeutic relationship. She strives to provide a warm, safe, and fun environment for children to cope with life’s stressors. During the play therapy process, she assists them in navigating internal experiences in a way that makes the most sense to them while using their most natural form of communication… play! Alongside individual counseling with children, she incorporates parenting support to strengthen the quality of parent-child attachment bonds in hopes of reducing relational stress.
(865) 401-8607 View (865) 401-8607
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Sabrina Peterson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
Maryville, TN 37803
Welcome to my practice! You inspire me! It takes a great deal of courage to reach out and ask for help and I admire that! Sometimes our expected life path shifts and it can feel extremely overwhelming to find our footing and get back on track to living the life we deserve. My blended therapeutic approach of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness can help you do just that. I strongly believe that in order to make meaningful changes in our lives, we have to get to the core beliefs (both about the self and about the world we live in) that are driving our behaviors.
Welcome to my practice! You inspire me! It takes a great deal of courage to reach out and ask for help and I admire that! Sometimes our expected life path shifts and it can feel extremely overwhelming to find our footing and get back on track to living the life we deserve. My blended therapeutic approach of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness can help you do just that. I strongly believe that in order to make meaningful changes in our lives, we have to get to the core beliefs (both about the self and about the world we live in) that are driving our behaviors.
(865) 737-2887 View (865) 737-2887
Photo of Jarrod L Justice, Marriage & Family Therapist in 37803, TN
Jarrod L Justice
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, NCC, CST
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Maryville, TN 37803
Hello! I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) in the heart of Knoxville who works with college students, young professionals, dating couples, marriages, and families. I provide counseling for both men and women, who need help with: anxiety, depression, stress, new romantic relationships, relational problems, communication, conflict resolution, physical intimacy issues, sexual health concerns, parenting concerns, family dynamics, addictions, career-path decisions, premarital counseling, and life transitions.
Hello! I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) in the heart of Knoxville who works with college students, young professionals, dating couples, marriages, and families. I provide counseling for both men and women, who need help with: anxiety, depression, stress, new romantic relationships, relational problems, communication, conflict resolution, physical intimacy issues, sexual health concerns, parenting concerns, family dynamics, addictions, career-path decisions, premarital counseling, and life transitions.
(865) 269-6516 View (865) 269-6516
Photo of Nicole Allen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 37803, TN
Nicole Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Maryville, TN 37803  (Online Only)
I work as a therapist, mentor and life coach for young adults. This transformational phase of life can have it's challenges, but it is also bursting with opportunity to create the life you've always dreamed of. Clients and I work together to understand how their past can contribute to current challenges, but also how they can move forward and use their experiences to find purpose. Clients will gain insight and new skills such as re-framing, letting go, and getting out of mind loops so they can live a more vibrant and fulfilling life.
I work as a therapist, mentor and life coach for young adults. This transformational phase of life can have it's challenges, but it is also bursting with opportunity to create the life you've always dreamed of. Clients and I work together to understand how their past can contribute to current challenges, but also how they can move forward and use their experiences to find purpose. Clients will gain insight and new skills such as re-framing, letting go, and getting out of mind loops so they can live a more vibrant and fulfilling life.
(847) 393-9456 View (847) 393-9456
Photo of Megan Hayes, Pre-Licensed Professional in 37803, TN
Megan Hayes
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Maryville, TN 37803
Are you feeling stuck in a cycle of anxiety or depression and feeling like it will never end? Are you feeling so weighed down by trauma and pain that you are unable to enjoy your daily life? Are you struggling in your relationship and looking for answers? Maybe you’re tired of looking around and seeing others happy and wondering what is wrong with you. Maybe you have a neurodivergent brain, and have no idea how to thrive in the adversity that comes along with it. Maybe you are trying to break the cycle of generational trauma, and looking for support.
Are you feeling stuck in a cycle of anxiety or depression and feeling like it will never end? Are you feeling so weighed down by trauma and pain that you are unable to enjoy your daily life? Are you struggling in your relationship and looking for answers? Maybe you’re tired of looking around and seeing others happy and wondering what is wrong with you. Maybe you have a neurodivergent brain, and have no idea how to thrive in the adversity that comes along with it. Maybe you are trying to break the cycle of generational trauma, and looking for support.
(865) 424-2201 View (865) 424-2201
Photo of Cynthia Searcy Crawford, Licensed Professional Counselor in 37803, TN
Cynthia Searcy Crawford
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Maryville, TN 37803
I have devoted my life to working with children and adolescents. My experiences as a mother, K-12 teacher, elementary school counselor, school psychologist, and therapist have prepared me to work with youth who demonstrate a range of problems at school, home, and play. My clients are often depressed, have severe behavioral problems, have trouble making friends, demonstrate symptoms of anxiety, or have been victims of abuse or trauma. I believe all clients have within themselves the capacity for growth and positive change, provided the proper conditions in an environment of unconditional acceptance and self-worth.
I have devoted my life to working with children and adolescents. My experiences as a mother, K-12 teacher, elementary school counselor, school psychologist, and therapist have prepared me to work with youth who demonstrate a range of problems at school, home, and play. My clients are often depressed, have severe behavioral problems, have trouble making friends, demonstrate symptoms of anxiety, or have been victims of abuse or trauma. I believe all clients have within themselves the capacity for growth and positive change, provided the proper conditions in an environment of unconditional acceptance and self-worth.
(865) 409-1623 View (865) 409-1623
Photo of Hannah Barnett, Marriage & Family Therapist in 37803, TN
Hannah Barnett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Maryville, TN 37803
Waitlist for new clients
I believe therapy is an invaluable tool that can bring healing and help you create meaning around your life experiences. Making the decision to seek extra support for you or your family is brave. I will prioritize your and your child’s comfort as we work towards your goals. I am compassionate and driven by an understanding of the sacred nature of personal struggles. I believe that your perspective and experience creates the framework for treatment and you can experience growth through increased understanding of your past experiences, freedom to express yourself utilizing creativity, and specific tools gained throughout therapy.
I believe therapy is an invaluable tool that can bring healing and help you create meaning around your life experiences. Making the decision to seek extra support for you or your family is brave. I will prioritize your and your child’s comfort as we work towards your goals. I am compassionate and driven by an understanding of the sacred nature of personal struggles. I believe that your perspective and experience creates the framework for treatment and you can experience growth through increased understanding of your past experiences, freedom to express yourself utilizing creativity, and specific tools gained throughout therapy.
(865) 217-0261 View (865) 217-0261
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Frank Pittenger
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Maryville, TN 37803
Not accepting new clients
If you find yourself experiencing problems that defy simple solutions, therapy can provide the caring, confidential conversation that your situation requires. Whether you seek treatment to alleviate anxiety or depression, to improve your experience of close relationships, or to emerge from a rut in your professional life, therapy can assist you in recognizing the connections between your personal history and your present problems—and in so doing, to stop dysfunctional patterns and increase your openness to new experiences. Where indicated or requested, I also provide psychological testing and assessment.
If you find yourself experiencing problems that defy simple solutions, therapy can provide the caring, confidential conversation that your situation requires. Whether you seek treatment to alleviate anxiety or depression, to improve your experience of close relationships, or to emerge from a rut in your professional life, therapy can assist you in recognizing the connections between your personal history and your present problems—and in so doing, to stop dysfunctional patterns and increase your openness to new experiences. Where indicated or requested, I also provide psychological testing and assessment.
(865) 276-8272 View (865) 276-8272
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Megan McCarter Cates, LPC, MHSP, PLLC
Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Maryville, TN 37803
Not accepting new clients
Each person has the ability to transform any challenge into evidence of their own strength, resilience and success as long as she or he has the courage to ask for and accept help when help is needed. There is no shame in asking for a doctor's assistance with an injury or condition, just as there is no shame in seeking a therapist's aid when a problem has become too complicated for you or your support network to resolve on your own. Let me help you discover that there is proof in hope.
Each person has the ability to transform any challenge into evidence of their own strength, resilience and success as long as she or he has the courage to ask for and accept help when help is needed. There is no shame in asking for a doctor's assistance with an injury or condition, just as there is no shame in seeking a therapist's aid when a problem has become too complicated for you or your support network to resolve on your own. Let me help you discover that there is proof in hope.
(865) 312-7640 View (865) 312-7640
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Lindsay Gunther
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LMT
Verified Verified
Maryville, TN 37803
Life is difficult and sometimes we need someone to walk with us through the hurt. I understand! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has a heart for coming alongside those who are hurting and providing a safe, non-judgmental space for my clients. I love working with individuals as well as couples! My goal is to make everyone feel welcome in my office. I have experience with depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, premarital, grief, family issues and more! We will work together to develop an individualized treatment plan. Christian based therapy available upon request.
Life is difficult and sometimes we need someone to walk with us through the hurt. I understand! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has a heart for coming alongside those who are hurting and providing a safe, non-judgmental space for my clients. I love working with individuals as well as couples! My goal is to make everyone feel welcome in my office. I have experience with depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, premarital, grief, family issues and more! We will work together to develop an individualized treatment plan. Christian based therapy available upon request.
(865) 999-0368 View (865) 999-0368

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 37803

20+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 37803 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
86% Self Esteem
76% Grief
71% Relationship Issues
71% Stress
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Cigna and Evernorth
56% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 37803 see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 37803?

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.

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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.