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Marie Rothman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jackson, MS 39216
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a certified EMDR clinician with 30 years of experience who specializes in working with individuals, couples, and families experiencing difficulties related to trauma, negative life events, marital issues, addictions, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and grief. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a certified EMDR clinician with 30 years of experience who specializes in working with individuals, couples, and families experiencing difficulties related to trauma, negative life events, marital issues, addictions, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and grief. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
(601) 564-0118 View (601) 564-0118
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Jo Purvis
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, P-LPC
Verified Verified
Jackson, MS 39216
Does life seem overwhelming and stressful? Has getting out of bed become another daunting task? Or maybe you need a listening ear, someone to help navigate daily activities or help manage your emotions because they are too much to handle right now. I work with adolescents and adults. I provide a judgment-free environment filled with compassion grounded in knowledge. I meet clients where they are in life and collaborate with them to address their individual needs. I use evidence-based approaches to therapy to manage negative thought patterns and discover skills within oneself to thrive, find hope and be a resilient person.
Does life seem overwhelming and stressful? Has getting out of bed become another daunting task? Or maybe you need a listening ear, someone to help navigate daily activities or help manage your emotions because they are too much to handle right now. I work with adolescents and adults. I provide a judgment-free environment filled with compassion grounded in knowledge. I meet clients where they are in life and collaborate with them to address their individual needs. I use evidence-based approaches to therapy to manage negative thought patterns and discover skills within oneself to thrive, find hope and be a resilient person.
(601) 864-6166 View (601) 864-6166
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Megan Bunniran
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Jackson, MS 39216
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Have those negative feelings lingered for too long? Are you ready to start your journey to living a rich and fulfilling life? I'm dedicated to providing a safe space for children, teens and adults as we work together to navigate life changes, anxiety, panic, depression, anger, parenting challenges, attention issues, or the lingering effects of trauma. With over 10 years of experience in various therapeutic settings, I'm ready to help guide you to the life you envision for yourself.
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Have those negative feelings lingered for too long? Are you ready to start your journey to living a rich and fulfilling life? I'm dedicated to providing a safe space for children, teens and adults as we work together to navigate life changes, anxiety, panic, depression, anger, parenting challenges, attention issues, or the lingering effects of trauma. With over 10 years of experience in various therapeutic settings, I'm ready to help guide you to the life you envision for yourself.
(601) 258-4149 View (601) 258-4149
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Dr. Timothy A Norris
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, GC-C, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Jackson, MS 39216
We all face challenges in life, but my goal is to help you overcome your challenges and obstacles. Currently, I work with children experiencing depression, anxiety, and behavioral symptoms. I work with adults experiencing anxiety and depression. I assist my clients with creating personal goals for a healthier lifestyle! I specialize in treating children experiencing stress from: behavioral symptoms, family transitions, divorce, and everyday life adjustments that lead to depression, and behavioral disorders. I also treat adults experiencing life stressors causing anxiety, and depression.
We all face challenges in life, but my goal is to help you overcome your challenges and obstacles. Currently, I work with children experiencing depression, anxiety, and behavioral symptoms. I work with adults experiencing anxiety and depression. I assist my clients with creating personal goals for a healthier lifestyle! I specialize in treating children experiencing stress from: behavioral symptoms, family transitions, divorce, and everyday life adjustments that lead to depression, and behavioral disorders. I also treat adults experiencing life stressors causing anxiety, and depression.
(601) 488-3582 View (601) 488-3582
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Debra Lee Carr
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, JD, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Jackson, MS 39216
Knowledge, insight, and proper tools can lead to necessary changes required to move forward and live a happier, more fulfilled life. Learn to redefine or reinterpret the meaning of events in your life and your responses to them. Discover your capacity for change and growth; learn more about who you are and may become. Feel empowered on a positive path to growth and well-being. If looking for support and guidance through a challenging situation or just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
Knowledge, insight, and proper tools can lead to necessary changes required to move forward and live a happier, more fulfilled life. Learn to redefine or reinterpret the meaning of events in your life and your responses to them. Discover your capacity for change and growth; learn more about who you are and may become. Feel empowered on a positive path to growth and well-being. If looking for support and guidance through a challenging situation or just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
(601) 202-4535 View (601) 202-4535
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Jay Roberson
Counselor, MAMFT, LPC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jackson, MS 39216
In my practice I work with two groups of people, couples and Men/Adolescent Boys. When working with couples we focus on building trust and safety while exploring past hurts, marital conflict, parenting struggles, resentment, affairs and addiction. I also enjoy working with couples who are newly approaching marriage with pre-marital counseling. When working with Men/Adolescent boys we explore grief and loss, life transitions, anxiety relationships, betrayal, depression, ADD/ADHD, personal failure, divorce, sexual struggles, infidelity, pornography, drugs and alcohol addiction.
In my practice I work with two groups of people, couples and Men/Adolescent Boys. When working with couples we focus on building trust and safety while exploring past hurts, marital conflict, parenting struggles, resentment, affairs and addiction. I also enjoy working with couples who are newly approaching marriage with pre-marital counseling. When working with Men/Adolescent boys we explore grief and loss, life transitions, anxiety relationships, betrayal, depression, ADD/ADHD, personal failure, divorce, sexual struggles, infidelity, pornography, drugs and alcohol addiction.
(601) 202-0699 View (601) 202-0699
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Williams Counseling & Consulting Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, CMHT, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Jackson, MS 39216
Hello, I am Jazzmine Williams of Williams Counseling & Consulting Services, LLC. I have over nine years of experience in counseling. I attended graduate school at Mississippi College for Marriage and Family counseling and my undergraduate degree at the University of Mississippi in psychology.
Hello, I am Jazzmine Williams of Williams Counseling & Consulting Services, LLC. I have over nine years of experience in counseling. I attended graduate school at Mississippi College for Marriage and Family counseling and my undergraduate degree at the University of Mississippi in psychology.
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Jonny Berry
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Jackson, MS 39216
I bring with me over 35 years experience in various modalities of Behavioral Health from Education to Early Intervention to Inpatient Treatment. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, since 2023, I am able to call upon my experience to address many aspects of mental health concerns a client may be facing. I enjoy the personal interaction of face to face therapy and building a strong working relationship in order to improve and strengthen a client's well-being.
I bring with me over 35 years experience in various modalities of Behavioral Health from Education to Early Intervention to Inpatient Treatment. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, since 2023, I am able to call upon my experience to address many aspects of mental health concerns a client may be facing. I enjoy the personal interaction of face to face therapy and building a strong working relationship in order to improve and strengthen a client's well-being.
(601) 258-4437 View (601) 258-4437
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Transformations Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jackson, MS 39216
Are you struggling with grief, depression, or anxiety? I love helping people experience hope, healing, and peace in their lives. I have a desire to provide care for those that are suffering from devastating losses or just worn down from life’s struggles. When life feels heavy and overwhelming, you are not alone. You do not have to face these challenges without support.
Are you struggling with grief, depression, or anxiety? I love helping people experience hope, healing, and peace in their lives. I have a desire to provide care for those that are suffering from devastating losses or just worn down from life’s struggles. When life feels heavy and overwhelming, you are not alone. You do not have to face these challenges without support.
(601) 401-4782 View (601) 401-4782
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Jennifer Armstrong
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Jackson, MS 39216
We all stumble and need a helping hand. Counseling is a chance to learn new ways to cope with depression, anxiety, trauma, and a multitude of issues. I would love to help you navigate your thoughts and emotions and offer a new way forward. My ideal client is any teen or adult, who needs a safe place to explore their thoughts and feelings with an experienced therapist.
We all stumble and need a helping hand. Counseling is a chance to learn new ways to cope with depression, anxiety, trauma, and a multitude of issues. I would love to help you navigate your thoughts and emotions and offer a new way forward. My ideal client is any teen or adult, who needs a safe place to explore their thoughts and feelings with an experienced therapist.
(601) 843-2171 View (601) 843-2171
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Bahar B. Dunn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jackson, MS 39216  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
"Why do I replay events over and over in my head?", "What happened to my focus/ drive?", "Why does it seem like my family doesn't want to spend time with me?", "Why am I so stressed out all the time? It's like a can't relax anymore". Are these YOUR questions? I know you are tired of feeling exhausted, not like yourself, overwhelmed, lonely, disappointed, angry, numb, or hurt. You've found that your "distractions" aren't helping anymore. I specialize in brief therapy- we will get to the heart of the issue, so you can feel better- with lasting changes- fast. It's not too late to turn it all around.
"Why do I replay events over and over in my head?", "What happened to my focus/ drive?", "Why does it seem like my family doesn't want to spend time with me?", "Why am I so stressed out all the time? It's like a can't relax anymore". Are these YOUR questions? I know you are tired of feeling exhausted, not like yourself, overwhelmed, lonely, disappointed, angry, numb, or hurt. You've found that your "distractions" aren't helping anymore. I specialize in brief therapy- we will get to the heart of the issue, so you can feel better- with lasting changes- fast. It's not too late to turn it all around.
(769) 235-3240 View (769) 235-3240
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Caty Coffey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAMFTC, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Jackson, MS 39216
Something just isn't working in your life. Your fights with your spouse are on the wash-rinse-repeat cycle. Motivation and drive have left the building, so you binge Netflix and feel guilty for not being productive. Your inner critic won’t stop telling you how bad, fat, or disappointing you are. You look in the mirror and see someone you hate and/or a body that disgusts you. You don’t like the way things are, but you don’t know how to change, and trying to do it yourself hasn’t worked.
Something just isn't working in your life. Your fights with your spouse are on the wash-rinse-repeat cycle. Motivation and drive have left the building, so you binge Netflix and feel guilty for not being productive. Your inner critic won’t stop telling you how bad, fat, or disappointing you are. You look in the mirror and see someone you hate and/or a body that disgusts you. You don’t like the way things are, but you don’t know how to change, and trying to do it yourself hasn’t worked.
(601) 806-4467 View (601) 806-4467
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Joleena Abrams
CMEMI, CCTSA, CLC, MA
Verified Verified
Jackson, MS 39216  (Online Only)
Joleena is Certified in the Treament of Sexual Addiction, is a Certified Betrayal Trauma Coach, a Certified Clinical Trauma and Addiction Specialist, with a Masters of Psychology in Grief Counseling, and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. Joleena specializes in helping couples working through betrayal and addiction of all kinds. She also works with clients that are struggling with anxiety, addictive behaviors, depression, PTSD, emotional abuse, mental abuse and trauma of various kinds. Her passion is to provide a safe space for her clients and to walk hand-in-hand with them, guiding them through the healing process.
Joleena is Certified in the Treament of Sexual Addiction, is a Certified Betrayal Trauma Coach, a Certified Clinical Trauma and Addiction Specialist, with a Masters of Psychology in Grief Counseling, and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. Joleena specializes in helping couples working through betrayal and addiction of all kinds. She also works with clients that are struggling with anxiety, addictive behaviors, depression, PTSD, emotional abuse, mental abuse and trauma of various kinds. Her passion is to provide a safe space for her clients and to walk hand-in-hand with them, guiding them through the healing process.
(307) 275-7868 View (307) 275-7868
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Anne E Sinclair LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jackson, MS 39216
I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified EMDR Therapist committed to helping help you heal. Do you need positive change, but feel stuck in old patterns? Are you trying to be strong on the outside for other people but inside feeling constantly stressed? Is the trauma and anxiety keeping you frozen, making life overwhelming? With therapy you can turn your life around; it doesn't need to be a constant battle. I offer a non-judgmental, caring, and supportive place where you will learn how to gain clarity whilst developing healthy coping strategies and reducing the intensity of past traumas. Text or call me with any questions.
I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified EMDR Therapist committed to helping help you heal. Do you need positive change, but feel stuck in old patterns? Are you trying to be strong on the outside for other people but inside feeling constantly stressed? Is the trauma and anxiety keeping you frozen, making life overwhelming? With therapy you can turn your life around; it doesn't need to be a constant battle. I offer a non-judgmental, caring, and supportive place where you will learn how to gain clarity whilst developing healthy coping strategies and reducing the intensity of past traumas. Text or call me with any questions.
(601) 203-4002 View (601) 203-4002
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Sheree Bailey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Jackson, MS 39216
How different would your life be if you experienced difficult emotions for minutes at a time verses days or weeks? Suppose in everyday interactions, you were able to teach your children to deal with frustrations skillfully. What would your marriage look like if you weren’t compelled by anger to say the thing that causes your wife or husband to stop speaking to you or you were able to be more productive at work because your anxiety or sadness passed as suddenly as it came. I specialize in techniques to help adults, children, and adolescents find freedom from unnecessary suffering and help parents raise more thoughtful children.
How different would your life be if you experienced difficult emotions for minutes at a time verses days or weeks? Suppose in everyday interactions, you were able to teach your children to deal with frustrations skillfully. What would your marriage look like if you weren’t compelled by anger to say the thing that causes your wife or husband to stop speaking to you or you were able to be more productive at work because your anxiety or sadness passed as suddenly as it came. I specialize in techniques to help adults, children, and adolescents find freedom from unnecessary suffering and help parents raise more thoughtful children.
(769) 218-8298 View (769) 218-8298
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Dr. Kristen Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jackson, MS 39216
Waitlist for new clients
Life throws us curveballs...and sometimes we realize that our old ways of coping just aren't working anymore. Counseling can be immensely helpful in getting back on track or adjusting to new life circumstances that are beyond our control. Learning new ways to engage problems, improve relationships, and deal with our negative feelings can be very beneficial to establishing and maintaining health, wellbeing, and happiness--so that the life we are living is one we truly want to be in! I specialize in personal and relationship issues, coping with changes, and seasons of depression and anxiety.
Life throws us curveballs...and sometimes we realize that our old ways of coping just aren't working anymore. Counseling can be immensely helpful in getting back on track or adjusting to new life circumstances that are beyond our control. Learning new ways to engage problems, improve relationships, and deal with our negative feelings can be very beneficial to establishing and maintaining health, wellbeing, and happiness--so that the life we are living is one we truly want to be in! I specialize in personal and relationship issues, coping with changes, and seasons of depression and anxiety.
(601) 781-4147 View (601) 781-4147
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Susan Woodard
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, MDiv, CMAT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Jackson, MS 39216  (Online Only)
Chances are you're struggling to understand some area of your life, feeling stuck, hoping for new possibilities and outcomes. Maybe now is the time to reevaluate what you really want out of life and to make some changes. Perhaps the situation that has you most frustrated is providing you with an opportunity to look deep within yourself at the person you most fully want to be. I believe therapy is a partnership in which my responsibility is to provide you a safe, nonjudgmental and supportive space where you can bring whatever issues you wish to explore.
Chances are you're struggling to understand some area of your life, feeling stuck, hoping for new possibilities and outcomes. Maybe now is the time to reevaluate what you really want out of life and to make some changes. Perhaps the situation that has you most frustrated is providing you with an opportunity to look deep within yourself at the person you most fully want to be. I believe therapy is a partnership in which my responsibility is to provide you a safe, nonjudgmental and supportive space where you can bring whatever issues you wish to explore.
(855) 791-4528 View (855) 791-4528
Photo of Liza Young, LPC, CCPS, Licensed Professional Counselor
Liza Young
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCPS
Verified Verified
Jackson, MS 39216
Liza is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience helping individuals overcome some of life's most difficult situations. Her experience and education have prepared her to work with a number of concerns such as anxiety, depression, affair recovery, and domestic abuse. Liza is also a Certified Clinical Partner Specialist with advanced training in the unique betrayal trauma that comes from affairs and sex addiction. For further information please contact Liza Young Counseling, LLC at 601-573-2165 or visit www.lizayoungcounseling.com.
Liza is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience helping individuals overcome some of life's most difficult situations. Her experience and education have prepared her to work with a number of concerns such as anxiety, depression, affair recovery, and domestic abuse. Liza is also a Certified Clinical Partner Specialist with advanced training in the unique betrayal trauma that comes from affairs and sex addiction. For further information please contact Liza Young Counseling, LLC at 601-573-2165 or visit www.lizayoungcounseling.com.
(769) 235-5750 View (769) 235-5750
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Warner Buxton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Jackson, MS 39216
Warner Buxton is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has provided individual, group, couples, and family counseling for clients with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders in a residential setting as well as conducting alcohol, drug, and mental health assessments. With a proven set of diverse clinical experiences and skills, Warner is equipped to assist men, older adolescents and adults, couples, and families in achieving their counseling goals. Warner completed his Master of Science (MS) in Marriage and Family Counseling at Mississippi College-Clinton.
Warner Buxton is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has provided individual, group, couples, and family counseling for clients with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders in a residential setting as well as conducting alcohol, drug, and mental health assessments. With a proven set of diverse clinical experiences and skills, Warner is equipped to assist men, older adolescents and adults, couples, and families in achieving their counseling goals. Warner completed his Master of Science (MS) in Marriage and Family Counseling at Mississippi College-Clinton.
(601) 494-3279 View (601) 494-3279
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Harris Counseling & Consulting, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Jackson, MS 39216
I provide individual therapy and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults related to trauma, abuse/neglect, anxiety, eating disorders/concerns, adjustment to medical diagnoses and grief/loss. I also provide a specialty practice for women and couples regarding infertility and postpartum mood/anxiety concerns.
I provide individual therapy and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults related to trauma, abuse/neglect, anxiety, eating disorders/concerns, adjustment to medical diagnoses and grief/loss. I also provide a specialty practice for women and couples regarding infertility and postpartum mood/anxiety concerns.
(601) 362-7020 View (601) 362-7020

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 39216

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 39216 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
89% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
68% Grief
68% Family Conflict
68% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
51% Aetna
51% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 39216 see their clients

94% In Person and Online
6% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
30% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 39216?

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.