Photo of Shadeja A. Nelson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 43205, OH
Shadeja A. Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S, CTP
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43205  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical social worker and a Certified Trauma and Resilience Practitioner. I believe that everyone has strengths within them that can help them bounce back from stress. I work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, anger, stress management, and parenting concerns. My goal is to help my clients experience joy and purpose by exploring and using their strengths to create solutions for the problems they are facing. I help my clients by utilizing several treatment approaches such as CBT, DBT, Mindfulness and Body Awareness, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and EMDR Therapy.
I am a licensed clinical social worker and a Certified Trauma and Resilience Practitioner. I believe that everyone has strengths within them that can help them bounce back from stress. I work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, anger, stress management, and parenting concerns. My goal is to help my clients experience joy and purpose by exploring and using their strengths to create solutions for the problems they are facing. I help my clients by utilizing several treatment approaches such as CBT, DBT, Mindfulness and Body Awareness, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and EMDR Therapy.
(380) 800-5795 View (380) 800-5795
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Jump The Broom LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW, SHRM-CP
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43205  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you grappling with depression? Are you noticing life is difficult to cope with because of family issues? Dealing with marital issues or divorce? Is running around trying to fix things, prevent things, or cover for things driving you insane? Are you preparing to make a major life change or one happened to you unexpectedly? Are you struggling with your racial identity along with soul searching? Are things spiraling out of control in your life? Have you been ostracized by family/religious groups?
Are you grappling with depression? Are you noticing life is difficult to cope with because of family issues? Dealing with marital issues or divorce? Is running around trying to fix things, prevent things, or cover for things driving you insane? Are you preparing to make a major life change or one happened to you unexpectedly? Are you struggling with your racial identity along with soul searching? Are things spiraling out of control in your life? Have you been ostracized by family/religious groups?
(614) 219-9496 View (614) 219-9496
Photo of Katelyn R Helldoerfer, Counselor in 43205, OH
Katelyn R Helldoerfer
Counselor, MA, LPCC, ATR
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43205
Do you feel like it has been hard to find your place in this world? Maybe you have had to make life altering sacrifices just to feel like you could fit in somewhere. I care about creating a therapeutic space that is designed to help you find and embrace the fullest expression of YOU. I enjoy collaboratively working with adult clients that are interested in a compassionate, person-centered, LGBTQ+ affirming and trauma-informed approach to counseling. With time, patience and a willingness to show up I will help you pick up the pieces and rediscover the value in the person that makes up those pieces.
Do you feel like it has been hard to find your place in this world? Maybe you have had to make life altering sacrifices just to feel like you could fit in somewhere. I care about creating a therapeutic space that is designed to help you find and embrace the fullest expression of YOU. I enjoy collaboratively working with adult clients that are interested in a compassionate, person-centered, LGBTQ+ affirming and trauma-informed approach to counseling. With time, patience and a willingness to show up I will help you pick up the pieces and rediscover the value in the person that makes up those pieces.
(380) 210-3215 View (380) 210-3215
Photo of Faith Lynn Kappeler-McCafferty, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 43205, OH
Faith Lynn Kappeler-McCafferty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43205
I listen carefully to your concerns in a warm, gentle and supportive environment. I will work with you to enhance your self-knowledge, self-esteem, life skills and confidence. After hearing your unique story, I work with you to set goals to help you get what you need and want. I share tools that can help stabilize your mood and change behaviors and thoughts that sabotage you. I can help enhance your relationships and make you feel comfortable in your skin and in the world. I have worked with many types of people and I enjoy meeting new clients and working together in the manner most comfortable to each person.
I listen carefully to your concerns in a warm, gentle and supportive environment. I will work with you to enhance your self-knowledge, self-esteem, life skills and confidence. After hearing your unique story, I work with you to set goals to help you get what you need and want. I share tools that can help stabilize your mood and change behaviors and thoughts that sabotage you. I can help enhance your relationships and make you feel comfortable in your skin and in the world. I have worked with many types of people and I enjoy meeting new clients and working together in the manner most comfortable to each person.
(614) 412-4465 View (614) 412-4465
Photo of Amber Raffeld, Marriage & Family Therapist in 43205, OH
Amber Raffeld
Marriage & Family Therapist, IMFT, SEP, NARM L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43205
Whether you are navigating anxiety, challenges in relationships, accumulated stress, past trauma, communication, and attuning to needs of yourself and others, I would be honored to participate in you feeling a greater connection to your experiences, yourself, and with others in relationship. I provide specializations in Somatic Experiencing, NeuroAffective Relational Model, ethical non-monogamy, polyamory, LGBTQIA+, kink positive, accumulated stress, and trauma. I enjoy providing individual, couple, consensual non-monogamy, polycule, family and non-traditional family mental health services.
Whether you are navigating anxiety, challenges in relationships, accumulated stress, past trauma, communication, and attuning to needs of yourself and others, I would be honored to participate in you feeling a greater connection to your experiences, yourself, and with others in relationship. I provide specializations in Somatic Experiencing, NeuroAffective Relational Model, ethical non-monogamy, polyamory, LGBTQIA+, kink positive, accumulated stress, and trauma. I enjoy providing individual, couple, consensual non-monogamy, polycule, family and non-traditional family mental health services.
(614) 820-1667 View (614) 820-1667
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Proncée Matthews
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43205  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Things are really tough right now and, for some, things have been difficult for a very long time. I am here to listen with compassion and to help you work through negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are causing you distress. Your mental health is such an important part of being able to function in your everyday life and embrace who you are. I have experience working with women struggling with a wide range of challenges including anxiety, depression, loss, and trauma. I am especially passionate about helping women that are a part of marginalized communities receive the healing they need and deserve.
Things are really tough right now and, for some, things have been difficult for a very long time. I am here to listen with compassion and to help you work through negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are causing you distress. Your mental health is such an important part of being able to function in your everyday life and embrace who you are. I have experience working with women struggling with a wide range of challenges including anxiety, depression, loss, and trauma. I am especially passionate about helping women that are a part of marginalized communities receive the healing they need and deserve.
(704) 389-9034 View (704) 389-9034
Photo of Velma Valentine, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 43205, OH
Velma Valentine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43205
Not accepting new clients
I'm a licensed social worker with over 20 years of experience working with a variety of populations in different settings. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process with the client being the expert on his/her own life and the therapist being a resource to help overcome difficulties on life's journey. I take an eclectic approach to working with clients and specifically trained in cognitive behavioral, solution-focused and interpersonal therapies.
I'm a licensed social worker with over 20 years of experience working with a variety of populations in different settings. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process with the client being the expert on his/her own life and the therapist being a resource to help overcome difficulties on life's journey. I take an eclectic approach to working with clients and specifically trained in cognitive behavioral, solution-focused and interpersonal therapies.
(614) 940-4868 View (614) 940-4868
Photo of Relationships LLC/ Dr. Sujata V, Marriage & Family Therapist in 43205, OH
Relationships LLC/ Dr. Sujata V
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43205
I work with individuals and couples. While my specialization and license are in the area of couple therapy, I believe strongly that individual work is what leads to harmony in relationships. Childhood trauma is one of my important areas of focus in sessions, so as to help clients remove psychological blocks. My desire is to create a space where each person can reach for his/her highest growth potential. Couples often seek therapy when their relationship is on its last leg, hoping that I might have "the magic wand". It is when both partners are invested in self-growth that therapy works its magic to help create a stronger couple.
I work with individuals and couples. While my specialization and license are in the area of couple therapy, I believe strongly that individual work is what leads to harmony in relationships. Childhood trauma is one of my important areas of focus in sessions, so as to help clients remove psychological blocks. My desire is to create a space where each person can reach for his/her highest growth potential. Couples often seek therapy when their relationship is on its last leg, hoping that I might have "the magic wand". It is when both partners are invested in self-growth that therapy works its magic to help create a stronger couple.
(614) 503-4927 View (614) 503-4927
Photo of Patrick Mettle, Counselor in 43205, OH
Patrick Mettle
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43205
Do you feel like you are not being heard? Do you feel overwhelmed or stuck? If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, addiction issues, or find yourself in a season of life that is causing you pain, I can help. Your story is important to me. Our past hurts and struggles can have a tremendous impact on the quality of life we live today. By working together, we can partner on a journey that can help you achieve your therapy goals.
Do you feel like you are not being heard? Do you feel overwhelmed or stuck? If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, addiction issues, or find yourself in a season of life that is causing you pain, I can help. Your story is important to me. Our past hurts and struggles can have a tremendous impact on the quality of life we live today. By working together, we can partner on a journey that can help you achieve your therapy goals.
(614) 454-4116 View (614) 454-4116
Photo of Dominique Martin, Marriage & Family Therapist in 43205, OH
Dominique Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS , I-MFT
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43205
Are you experiencing anxiety or depression? Are you feeling overwhelmed by life stressors?Are you feeling stuck in your relationship? Are you struggling to communicate to your partner or others? Are you experiencing family conflict? Do you need help sorting through emotional distress? Are you having trouble adjusting or transitioning to change or a life event? Have you experienced a traumatic event? Are you experiencing grief due to the loss of a loved one? Do you struggle to set boundaries? Are you feeling stuck and unsure of how to move forward in life?Are you seeking to get insight & awareness about yourself or your experiences?
Are you experiencing anxiety or depression? Are you feeling overwhelmed by life stressors?Are you feeling stuck in your relationship? Are you struggling to communicate to your partner or others? Are you experiencing family conflict? Do you need help sorting through emotional distress? Are you having trouble adjusting or transitioning to change or a life event? Have you experienced a traumatic event? Are you experiencing grief due to the loss of a loved one? Do you struggle to set boundaries? Are you feeling stuck and unsure of how to move forward in life?Are you seeking to get insight & awareness about yourself or your experiences?
(614) 418-6236 View (614) 418-6236
Photo of Sequoia Therapy Group, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 43205, OH
Sequoia Therapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43205
At Sequoia Therapy Group, our experienced and trained clinicians are committed to providing the highest level of mental health care possible. We offer a safe, warm and welcoming environment where growth and healing can take place. We believe in the power of the therapeutic journey, and take a collaborative approach to treatment to ensure that each client receives the right support for their unique needs.
At Sequoia Therapy Group, our experienced and trained clinicians are committed to providing the highest level of mental health care possible. We offer a safe, warm and welcoming environment where growth and healing can take place. We believe in the power of the therapeutic journey, and take a collaborative approach to treatment to ensure that each client receives the right support for their unique needs.
(380) 333-6307 View (380) 333-6307
Photo of Alexis Wellman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 43205, OH
Alexis Wellman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43205  (Online Only)
Do you spend time thinking about the past or constantly worried about the future? Do you seek to know yourself better? I help people change the habits and behaviors that are not serving them, so they can lead more peaceful and balanced lives here in the present moment. We will work together to understand how your past informs who you are now, but does not define it. I help clients identify their negative thinking patterns that have kept them stuck in their lives. Together we will generate new, rational alternatives that will help you gain perspective about the life you want to be living.
Do you spend time thinking about the past or constantly worried about the future? Do you seek to know yourself better? I help people change the habits and behaviors that are not serving them, so they can lead more peaceful and balanced lives here in the present moment. We will work together to understand how your past informs who you are now, but does not define it. I help clients identify their negative thinking patterns that have kept them stuck in their lives. Together we will generate new, rational alternatives that will help you gain perspective about the life you want to be living.
(614) 412-3620 View (614) 412-3620
Photo of Amanda Winck, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 43205, OH
Amanda Winck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43205
I am a Licensed Social Worker with a passion for helping women overcome trauma and difficult life experiences. My social work career has included advocacy for victims of domestic violence, clinical treatment of eating disorders, and general outpatient mental health counseling with individuals, couples and families. I believe that every person is the expert of their own life and has the ability to both accept and change what will give them a life worth living, and I strive to help each individual see their unique strengths.
I am a Licensed Social Worker with a passion for helping women overcome trauma and difficult life experiences. My social work career has included advocacy for victims of domestic violence, clinical treatment of eating disorders, and general outpatient mental health counseling with individuals, couples and families. I believe that every person is the expert of their own life and has the ability to both accept and change what will give them a life worth living, and I strive to help each individual see their unique strengths.
(614) 414-3638 View (614) 414-3638
Photo of Rachel Heiser, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 43205, OH
Rachel Heiser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43205
Hi! I’m Rachel Heiser - owner of Weather The Storm Counseling and Consultation, LLC in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. I opened my practice to specifically serve the first responder community. As a police wife, I understand the different cultures and challenges that come with being a first responder and first responder family. I enjoy working with both first responders or their spouses as I feel I have a unique perspective in being able to relate to both sides.
Hi! I’m Rachel Heiser - owner of Weather The Storm Counseling and Consultation, LLC in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. I opened my practice to specifically serve the first responder community. As a police wife, I understand the different cultures and challenges that come with being a first responder and first responder family. I enjoy working with both first responders or their spouses as I feel I have a unique perspective in being able to relate to both sides.
(614) 858-3398 View (614) 858-3398
Photo of Breanne E Gamble, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 43205, OH
Breanne E Gamble
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43205
My journey to becoming your therapist has come with colorful experiences. "Imagine your ideal client. What are their issues, their needs, their goals? What do they want and why?" was the prompt. My ideal client is one that is open to work towards working on their personal goals. Any of their issues, needs, or goals would be of upmost importance. Any issue, diagnoses, or goal will be handled in a fully non-judgmental, culturally competent manner. I began working with vulnerable populations in 2016. Despite receiving my license and master's degree later, I am coming upon eight years of experience in the field. Talk to you soon!
My journey to becoming your therapist has come with colorful experiences. "Imagine your ideal client. What are their issues, their needs, their goals? What do they want and why?" was the prompt. My ideal client is one that is open to work towards working on their personal goals. Any of their issues, needs, or goals would be of upmost importance. Any issue, diagnoses, or goal will be handled in a fully non-judgmental, culturally competent manner. I began working with vulnerable populations in 2016. Despite receiving my license and master's degree later, I am coming upon eight years of experience in the field. Talk to you soon!
(740) 921-1796 View (740) 921-1796
Photo of Tiffany Pressley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 43205, OH
Tiffany Pressley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43205
Welcome! Making the decision to seek support is incredibly brave, and I commend you for taking this step towards healing. You may be feeling overwhelmed, lost, or uncertain about where to turn - rest assured, you're not alone. Whether it's battling with cultural expectations, societal pressures, or personal hardships, I'm here to provide a safe space where you can feel seen, heard, and supported. I believe in meeting you where you are and honoring your journey towards healing. Together, we'll work at your pace, exploring your experiences and gently challenging you when needed.
Welcome! Making the decision to seek support is incredibly brave, and I commend you for taking this step towards healing. You may be feeling overwhelmed, lost, or uncertain about where to turn - rest assured, you're not alone. Whether it's battling with cultural expectations, societal pressures, or personal hardships, I'm here to provide a safe space where you can feel seen, heard, and supported. I believe in meeting you where you are and honoring your journey towards healing. Together, we'll work at your pace, exploring your experiences and gently challenging you when needed.
(614) 285-7803 View (614) 285-7803
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Aharon Weinstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, LICDC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43205
I truly believe we all have the potential for health and healing. Life can be painful. Therapy doesn't have to be. Many people see therapy as one-sided, with little opportunity for interaction. I can promise you that I am as real as it gets! Calling a therapist can be intimidating, but I hope you will take a moment (and maybe a deep breath) to call and see how I can help.
I truly believe we all have the potential for health and healing. Life can be painful. Therapy doesn't have to be. Many people see therapy as one-sided, with little opportunity for interaction. I can promise you that I am as real as it gets! Calling a therapist can be intimidating, but I hope you will take a moment (and maybe a deep breath) to call and see how I can help.
(220) 203-3792 View (220) 203-3792
Photo of Vivian L Brown, Licensed Professional Counselor in 43205, OH
Vivian L Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, BA, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43205
Not accepting new clients
Have you always believed you were self-sufficient, able to handle any and all challenges which come your way? Are you usually the person family and friends rely on for advice or directions on how to solve their life issues? But, now you need help resolving issues of your own and your feelings of anxiety, depression and or stress are negatively impacting the relationships in your life. Being able to acknowledge that your life has become overwhelming can be the first and hardest step when beginning a journey of change and healing. The next most challenging step involves trying to determine what to do to get the help you need.
Have you always believed you were self-sufficient, able to handle any and all challenges which come your way? Are you usually the person family and friends rely on for advice or directions on how to solve their life issues? But, now you need help resolving issues of your own and your feelings of anxiety, depression and or stress are negatively impacting the relationships in your life. Being able to acknowledge that your life has become overwhelming can be the first and hardest step when beginning a journey of change and healing. The next most challenging step involves trying to determine what to do to get the help you need.
(614) 347-0908 View (614) 347-0908
Photo of Madison Getz, Counselor in 43205, OH
Madison Getz
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43205
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes people just need someone to listen - to offer a safe, nonjudgmental space where they can be themselves. When people are struggling with hopelessness and helplessness, they also need someone to walk alongside them as a guide toward the solutions that work for their individualized struggles and goals. I work with a broad range of clientele, but I have extensive experience in working with the following clinical populations: eating disorders, substance abuse, individuals who identify as LGBTQ+, depression, anxiety, and trauma.
Sometimes people just need someone to listen - to offer a safe, nonjudgmental space where they can be themselves. When people are struggling with hopelessness and helplessness, they also need someone to walk alongside them as a guide toward the solutions that work for their individualized struggles and goals. I work with a broad range of clientele, but I have extensive experience in working with the following clinical populations: eating disorders, substance abuse, individuals who identify as LGBTQ+, depression, anxiety, and trauma.
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Photo of Dr. Teresa Jacobson, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in 43205, OH
Dr. Teresa Jacobson
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, DBH, LPCC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43205  (Online Only)
If you are experiencing difficult emotions due to illness, chronic pain, trauma and/or grief, I'd love to help you. I have many years of experience providing a safe space for people of all walks of life with tragic losses in health, life, and love. Together, we will find solutions. I am a Doctor of Behavioral Health and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Kentucky and Ohio providing non-judgmental, skillful counseling. Designated a National Certified Counselor since 2013, I utilize evidence-based neuroscience mind and body modalities like EMDR, PRT, Somatic Tracking, integrating self-compassion and cognitive strategies.
If you are experiencing difficult emotions due to illness, chronic pain, trauma and/or grief, I'd love to help you. I have many years of experience providing a safe space for people of all walks of life with tragic losses in health, life, and love. Together, we will find solutions. I am a Doctor of Behavioral Health and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Kentucky and Ohio providing non-judgmental, skillful counseling. Designated a National Certified Counselor since 2013, I utilize evidence-based neuroscience mind and body modalities like EMDR, PRT, Somatic Tracking, integrating self-compassion and cognitive strategies.
(513) 206-3026 View (513) 206-3026

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 43205

20+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in 43205 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
96% Anxiety
87% Trauma and PTSD
83% Coping Skills
78% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
65% Stress

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
82% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
82% Optum

How Therapists in 43205 see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 43205?

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.