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Jacrissa Stevenson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40515
Overwhelmed by the hectic pace of life, societal pressures, or difficult life transitions? Is your child or teen struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem/self-worth, or difficult behaviors? Are you navigating teen pregnancy and/or parenting? Feeling hopeless, lost or stuck? Better days are waiting for you! Always remember that where you are now is not your final destination. Life can change for the better at any moment. As long as we have hope, we can get through anything! Let me help you and/or your family learn skills and unlock insights within yourself that will help you move forward with intention, purpose and HOPE!
Overwhelmed by the hectic pace of life, societal pressures, or difficult life transitions? Is your child or teen struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem/self-worth, or difficult behaviors? Are you navigating teen pregnancy and/or parenting? Feeling hopeless, lost or stuck? Better days are waiting for you! Always remember that where you are now is not your final destination. Life can change for the better at any moment. As long as we have hope, we can get through anything! Let me help you and/or your family learn skills and unlock insights within yourself that will help you move forward with intention, purpose and HOPE!
(859) 448-7879 View (859) 448-7879
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Carol Jean Barnett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40515
Dr. Barnett is a compassionate psychotherapist with the proven ability to work collaboratively with clients throughout life and as they move through transitions. She is a skilled clinician using evidence-based interventions, including mindfulness, CBT, and DBT, applied through the lens of an insight-oriented approach to treatment. We believe that increased awareness of self, motivations, and values openly shared in a supportive, inclusive environment will help make a difference in the lives of the people we serve.
Dr. Barnett is a compassionate psychotherapist with the proven ability to work collaboratively with clients throughout life and as they move through transitions. She is a skilled clinician using evidence-based interventions, including mindfulness, CBT, and DBT, applied through the lens of an insight-oriented approach to treatment. We believe that increased awareness of self, motivations, and values openly shared in a supportive, inclusive environment will help make a difference in the lives of the people we serve.
(859) 338-0466 View (859) 338-0466
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Transgender Dysphoria Diagnosis - WPATH Letters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40515  (Online Only)
Your transition ally is waiting at Queer Talk Therapy. Specializing in gender identity, they offer thorough assessments and readiness letters, rooted in an informed consent model, simplifying your path to medical transition. Your $175 investment goes beyond an assessment—it's a comprehensive, WPATH-compliant roadmap, inclusive of letter updates and ongoing support. More than an assessment, it’s an invaluable bridge to your next chapter. Simply visit our WEBSITE to schedule and get started today.
Your transition ally is waiting at Queer Talk Therapy. Specializing in gender identity, they offer thorough assessments and readiness letters, rooted in an informed consent model, simplifying your path to medical transition. Your $175 investment goes beyond an assessment—it's a comprehensive, WPATH-compliant roadmap, inclusive of letter updates and ongoing support. More than an assessment, it’s an invaluable bridge to your next chapter. Simply visit our WEBSITE to schedule and get started today.
(859) 696-1166 View (859) 696-1166
Photo of Tiffany Dobbs, Counselor in 40515, KY
Tiffany Dobbs
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40515
Mental Health issues coupled with the pressure of everyday life can be overwhelming. You may be having trouble coping or moving forward. You do not need to do this alone and I would like to walk beside you on your journey. Therapy can be the pathway to the life you want but are having trouble visualizing and obtaining. I utilize a client-centered approach viewing each person as unique and valuable.
Mental Health issues coupled with the pressure of everyday life can be overwhelming. You may be having trouble coping or moving forward. You do not need to do this alone and I would like to walk beside you on your journey. Therapy can be the pathway to the life you want but are having trouble visualizing and obtaining. I utilize a client-centered approach viewing each person as unique and valuable.
(859) 374-3987 View (859) 374-3987
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Amanda Brashear
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC-S, LCADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40515
I have experience working with individuals with a variety of different concerns including: depression, anxiety, grief, relational problems, mood disorders, trauma, and substance abuse. I engage clients in evidence based therapy interventions that include cognitive behavioral therapy, client centered therapy, and motivational interviewing. I provide clients with a safe, non judgement environment to help foster personal growth. I encourage clients to self reflect and look through their life with a difference lense. I believe that everyone has the ability to change and live a fulfilling life and will work just as hard as you to help you achieve your goals
I have experience working with individuals with a variety of different concerns including: depression, anxiety, grief, relational problems, mood disorders, trauma, and substance abuse. I engage clients in evidence based therapy interventions that include cognitive behavioral therapy, client centered therapy, and motivational interviewing. I provide clients with a safe, non judgement environment to help foster personal growth. I encourage clients to self reflect and look through their life with a difference lense. I believe that everyone has the ability to change and live a fulfilling life and will work just as hard as you to help you achieve your goals
(859) 545-3533 View (859) 545-3533
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Kirstin Parsons
Counselor, MAE, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40515
Do you need support to achieve your goals? Would you like guidance in navigating daily life stressors? Or is it difficult to overcome things in your past? Have you thought that maybe it is time to talk with someone to get the desired results you have been hoping for? I am here to be a safe space for you to grow in the positive direction that you choose! I emphasize multicultural competency and respect for all genders and cultures in my practices. My kind and gentle approach coupled with motivation and healthy confrontation can be helpful in your journey.
Do you need support to achieve your goals? Would you like guidance in navigating daily life stressors? Or is it difficult to overcome things in your past? Have you thought that maybe it is time to talk with someone to get the desired results you have been hoping for? I am here to be a safe space for you to grow in the positive direction that you choose! I emphasize multicultural competency and respect for all genders and cultures in my practices. My kind and gentle approach coupled with motivation and healthy confrontation can be helpful in your journey.
(859) 544-2562 View (859) 544-2562
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Jessica Shannon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CMNCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40515
As a Licensed Therapist, I have gained a wide range of experience working with children, teens and adults. My experience includes working in homes, schools and in outpatient settings. I have experience working with children and adults from all diversities, assisting each individual and their family work towards meeting their treatment goals. I have training and experience helping individuals address an array of concerns, but primarily focus on assisting children, adolescents, and teens cope with a variety of mental health concerns, including trauma and mood related disorders, anxiety disorders, ADHD, nutrition, and self esteem.
As a Licensed Therapist, I have gained a wide range of experience working with children, teens and adults. My experience includes working in homes, schools and in outpatient settings. I have experience working with children and adults from all diversities, assisting each individual and their family work towards meeting their treatment goals. I have training and experience helping individuals address an array of concerns, but primarily focus on assisting children, adolescents, and teens cope with a variety of mental health concerns, including trauma and mood related disorders, anxiety disorders, ADHD, nutrition, and self esteem.
(502) 883-6636 View (502) 883-6636
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Christina C. Wickliffe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40515
I am a compassionate and caring Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of clinical experience. I utilize a strengths-based perspective in my work with clients and have worked with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of treatment settings. My primary modalities include but are not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client- centered, Motivational Interviewing and Solution-focused therapies. I would love the opportunity to come alongside you and/or your loved one to help you on your journey.
I am a compassionate and caring Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of clinical experience. I utilize a strengths-based perspective in my work with clients and have worked with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of treatment settings. My primary modalities include but are not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client- centered, Motivational Interviewing and Solution-focused therapies. I would love the opportunity to come alongside you and/or your loved one to help you on your journey.
(859) 340-8906 View (859) 340-8906
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Laura Napora
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40515
In the past, it was a stigma to have a mental illness or an emotional imbalance. Now it seems to be the norm for most of us to have difficulty finding balance in our increasingly complex world. It is also more mainstream to seek out a therapist to assist with dysfunctions, be they mild, intermediate or chronic. Clients seeking help with Laura Napora, LCSW can come from all walks of life and with an array of problems to work on. If you are looking for a personalized plan based on your circumstances and strengths, looking at small details and also at the "big picture" of your problems, this is your safe place.
In the past, it was a stigma to have a mental illness or an emotional imbalance. Now it seems to be the norm for most of us to have difficulty finding balance in our increasingly complex world. It is also more mainstream to seek out a therapist to assist with dysfunctions, be they mild, intermediate or chronic. Clients seeking help with Laura Napora, LCSW can come from all walks of life and with an array of problems to work on. If you are looking for a personalized plan based on your circumstances and strengths, looking at small details and also at the "big picture" of your problems, this is your safe place.
(859) 209-6474 View (859) 209-6474
Photo of Courtney Hammond, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in 40515, KY
Courtney Hammond
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, LCADC
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40515  (Online Only)
My approach is laid-back, and person centered; the majority of the sessions I conduct are typically directed by the client. I am a dual diagnosis specialist. I specialize in Anxiety, Depression, Attention Deficit Disorder and Substance use. My training and experience allow me to handle complex issues, so that you get the care you need.
My approach is laid-back, and person centered; the majority of the sessions I conduct are typically directed by the client. I am a dual diagnosis specialist. I specialize in Anxiety, Depression, Attention Deficit Disorder and Substance use. My training and experience allow me to handle complex issues, so that you get the care you need.
(859) 955-4905 View (859) 955-4905
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Karyn Stute
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40515
Karyn Stute received her Master's degree from Pepperdine University and currently has over 15 years experience working with couples, teens, and individuals who are challenged by life circumstances. Karyn's journey has allowed her to work in diverse settings including private practice, clinics, school-based interventions, and substance abuse counseling. Karyn has an easy going, warm, yet firm counseling style that gets results Families benefit from her approach which de-emphasizes the "identified patient" construct which leads to a more harmonious family dynamic. In couples therapy, Karyn creates a safe environment in which to open up about the hidden hurts in the relationship.
Karyn Stute received her Master's degree from Pepperdine University and currently has over 15 years experience working with couples, teens, and individuals who are challenged by life circumstances. Karyn's journey has allowed her to work in diverse settings including private practice, clinics, school-based interventions, and substance abuse counseling. Karyn has an easy going, warm, yet firm counseling style that gets results Families benefit from her approach which de-emphasizes the "identified patient" construct which leads to a more harmonious family dynamic. In couples therapy, Karyn creates a safe environment in which to open up about the hidden hurts in the relationship.
(859) 534-9560 View (859) 534-9560
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Amber Miller
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MRC, CRC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40515
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Kentucky and a Nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. I am qualified and trained to provide mental health counseling services to adults and adolescents.I have experience helping individuals address a variety of concerns related to depression, anxiety, stress, substance use disorders, mood disorders, developmental disabilities, career and vocational issues, grief, relationship and family issues, and personal adjustment.
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Kentucky and a Nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. I am qualified and trained to provide mental health counseling services to adults and adolescents.I have experience helping individuals address a variety of concerns related to depression, anxiety, stress, substance use disorders, mood disorders, developmental disabilities, career and vocational issues, grief, relationship and family issues, and personal adjustment.
(859) 904-5284 View (859) 904-5284
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Alyssa Schomp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40515
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I completed my bachelor’s degree in Social Work at the University of Kentucky and the obtained my Masters of Social Work with a clinical concentration from the University of Kentucky in 2018, and have been working in the mental health field ever since! I have a passion of working with children, adolescence, and adults and have worked in a variety of clinical settings. I enjoy working with a variety of mental health concerns, those including, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, substance use, and trauma. I utilize approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and strengths-based.
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I completed my bachelor’s degree in Social Work at the University of Kentucky and the obtained my Masters of Social Work with a clinical concentration from the University of Kentucky in 2018, and have been working in the mental health field ever since! I have a passion of working with children, adolescence, and adults and have worked in a variety of clinical settings. I enjoy working with a variety of mental health concerns, those including, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, substance use, and trauma. I utilize approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and strengths-based.
(859) 535-0316 View (859) 535-0316
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Heartland Healing Therapy & Consultation
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-S, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40515  (Online Only)
Welcome, and thank you for visiting us! Heartland Healing is a group practice centering LGBTQ+ and other marginalized communities, working with motivated individuals to build insight, confront obstacles to well-being, and heal trauma to move toward self-actualization & joy. Our team of LBGTQ+ and allied therapists represent many identities & theoretical perspectives, and work from queer feminist and liberatory frameworks.
Welcome, and thank you for visiting us! Heartland Healing is a group practice centering LGBTQ+ and other marginalized communities, working with motivated individuals to build insight, confront obstacles to well-being, and heal trauma to move toward self-actualization & joy. Our team of LBGTQ+ and allied therapists represent many identities & theoretical perspectives, and work from queer feminist and liberatory frameworks.
(502) 251-9419 View (502) 251-9419
Photo of Martin Beck, Pre-Licensed Professional in 40515, KY
Martin Beck
Pre-Licensed Professional, CSW, MFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40515
Your life has brought you profound challenges—trauma, grief, and loss might cast long shadows over your life. You might be burdened by the effects of childhood neglect, abuse, or a lack of emotional support. Dealing with overwhelming, painful emotions and struggling with intimate relationships and social connections can be incredibly difficult. The loneliness and isolation that accompany these struggles can feel insurmountable. If this describes you, know that you are not alone, and there is a path to healing.
Your life has brought you profound challenges—trauma, grief, and loss might cast long shadows over your life. You might be burdened by the effects of childhood neglect, abuse, or a lack of emotional support. Dealing with overwhelming, painful emotions and struggling with intimate relationships and social connections can be incredibly difficult. The loneliness and isolation that accompany these struggles can feel insurmountable. If this describes you, know that you are not alone, and there is a path to healing.
(859) 809-2712 View (859) 809-2712
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Paul D Dalton, MS, LPCC-S, LCADC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC-S, LCADC
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40515
Hello! Our office of over 35 counselors, therapists, nurse practitioners and psychologists provide counseling, therapy, psychological, and psychiatric services to all ages. We are committed to helping you. We care about our professional roles and the people we serve. We help all ages and most every mental health and life issue. Our goal is your success and well being. Most of our referrals come from the thousands of people we have helped like you. Please call today. If we can't help, we will find someone that can. Never, ever give up! Over 20 years. Four locations. Hundreds of years of combined experience. Call 859.338.0466 today.
Hello! Our office of over 35 counselors, therapists, nurse practitioners and psychologists provide counseling, therapy, psychological, and psychiatric services to all ages. We are committed to helping you. We care about our professional roles and the people we serve. We help all ages and most every mental health and life issue. Our goal is your success and well being. Most of our referrals come from the thousands of people we have helped like you. Please call today. If we can't help, we will find someone that can. Never, ever give up! Over 20 years. Four locations. Hundreds of years of combined experience. Call 859.338.0466 today.
(859) 523-7383 View (859) 523-7383
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Bette Slone Robinson, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40515
Waitlist for new clients
My practice focuses on adolescents (and their parents) and young adults making life transitions, as well as with adults experiencing relational issues. I work with those struggling with addiction, depression, anxiety, divorce, etc. I have a client-centered approach and try to meet each client where they are in their life and work to move from there to assist them in reaching their personal goals and living their lives more fully.
My practice focuses on adolescents (and their parents) and young adults making life transitions, as well as with adults experiencing relational issues. I work with those struggling with addiction, depression, anxiety, divorce, etc. I have a client-centered approach and try to meet each client where they are in their life and work to move from there to assist them in reaching their personal goals and living their lives more fully.
(859) 446-7633 View (859) 446-7633
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Kara Fresh McMeekin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40515
Therapy serves a unique purpose to each individual. I'm committed to helping you, your partner, or your family work towards the goals and individual hopes you identify as important to your life and relationships. I focus on creating an atmosphere that is safe and provides you with a place to share your story without fear of judgment. Therapy can help you find solutions and learn skills to help you cope with daily stresses, relational and marital problems, past trauma, job stress, grief and loss, etc. I can offer professional guidance and support as you identify and work towards your goals.
Therapy serves a unique purpose to each individual. I'm committed to helping you, your partner, or your family work towards the goals and individual hopes you identify as important to your life and relationships. I focus on creating an atmosphere that is safe and provides you with a place to share your story without fear of judgment. Therapy can help you find solutions and learn skills to help you cope with daily stresses, relational and marital problems, past trauma, job stress, grief and loss, etc. I can offer professional guidance and support as you identify and work towards your goals.
(859) 904-2789 View (859) 904-2789
Photo of Emily A Vaughan, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in 40515, KY
Emily A Vaughan
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40515
You are likely here because you are in pain. Or maybe because you have questions about getting help. My therapy style is built around our relationship, and through that relationship I promote trust, growth, and ultimately change. As my client, you will not feel judged or alone. You will, however, feel respected and validated. Affirmed. And challenged to look at your life. You will decide what you would like to change, and then we will set your goals together. I will walk alongside you as we look for the best version of yourself.
You are likely here because you are in pain. Or maybe because you have questions about getting help. My therapy style is built around our relationship, and through that relationship I promote trust, growth, and ultimately change. As my client, you will not feel judged or alone. You will, however, feel respected and validated. Affirmed. And challenged to look at your life. You will decide what you would like to change, and then we will set your goals together. I will walk alongside you as we look for the best version of yourself.
(859) 838-2700 View (859) 838-2700
Photo of Andrea Bozja, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in 40515, KY
Andrea Bozja
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, EdM, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40515
As an anxiety specialist, I am dedicated to helping you develop a better relationship with your thoughts and harness your innate resilience to overcome life's challenges. I focus on a goal-directed treatment that addresses excessive worry, fears, and panic. As a believer of mind-body integration, I include exposure and response prevention methods with established cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness based techniques throughout treatment. I am also a therapeutic yoga instructor and offer this compliment to therapy to clients.
As an anxiety specialist, I am dedicated to helping you develop a better relationship with your thoughts and harness your innate resilience to overcome life's challenges. I focus on a goal-directed treatment that addresses excessive worry, fears, and panic. As a believer of mind-body integration, I include exposure and response prevention methods with established cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness based techniques throughout treatment. I am also a therapeutic yoga instructor and offer this compliment to therapy to clients.
(678) 890-2472 View (678) 890-2472

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 40515

60+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 40515 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
89% Depression
66% Trauma and PTSD
63% Grief
62% Relationship Issues
58% Coping Skills
57% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
82% Cigna and Evernorth
78% Humana

How Therapists in 40515 see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 40515?

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.