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Amy Shevrin, LISW-S
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43209
Whether it's stress, depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship or family concerns, the emotional toll of an illness or a trauma, I have a strong record of helping my clients achieve their mental health goals. I am eager to support your efforts to move forward, address your challenges, and lead a fuller life. Sometimes we feel stuck in our lives. It takes courage to admit that everything we have tried to get ourselves unstuck has not worked. It also takes courage to contact a therapist for the first time, or if you have been in counseling before, trying it again.
Whether it's stress, depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship or family concerns, the emotional toll of an illness or a trauma, I have a strong record of helping my clients achieve their mental health goals. I am eager to support your efforts to move forward, address your challenges, and lead a fuller life. Sometimes we feel stuck in our lives. It takes courage to admit that everything we have tried to get ourselves unstuck has not worked. It also takes courage to contact a therapist for the first time, or if you have been in counseling before, trying it again.
(614) 450-1964 View (614) 450-1964
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Levana Slabodnick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43209  (Online Only)
There are so many of us who have felt like outsiders our entire lives, pretending to be someone else to fit in. Learning to unmask is a scary and also liberating process of accepting who we truly are. Whether you've been formally diagnosed or suspect that you are Autistic or ADHD, you deserve therapy that doesn't expect you to change your brain to reach your goals. We will work together collaboratively to better understand the way your brain works and embrace the differences that make you, you! We will focus on using your natural strengths to help you reach the goals you set for yourself.
There are so many of us who have felt like outsiders our entire lives, pretending to be someone else to fit in. Learning to unmask is a scary and also liberating process of accepting who we truly are. Whether you've been formally diagnosed or suspect that you are Autistic or ADHD, you deserve therapy that doesn't expect you to change your brain to reach your goals. We will work together collaboratively to better understand the way your brain works and embrace the differences that make you, you! We will focus on using your natural strengths to help you reach the goals you set for yourself.
(614) 705-2758 View (614) 705-2758
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Abdur Siddiq- Jennah Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43209
In a busy, hectic, fast-paced world, we sometimes find ourselves overwhelmed and needing somewhere safe and calm to breathe. Therapy can be a space where someone finds the time to relieve the stress of work, family/relationships and other psychosocial issues related to life in today's world. By addressing these needs, the person can become whole again and live the satisfying life they want. For consultation or to schedule an appointment, I can be reached at 614-354-7006.
In a busy, hectic, fast-paced world, we sometimes find ourselves overwhelmed and needing somewhere safe and calm to breathe. Therapy can be a space where someone finds the time to relieve the stress of work, family/relationships and other psychosocial issues related to life in today's world. By addressing these needs, the person can become whole again and live the satisfying life they want. For consultation or to schedule an appointment, I can be reached at 614-354-7006.
(614) 665-8194 View (614) 665-8194
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Pamela Moss-Samuelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, CHWC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bexley, OH 43209  (Online Only)
ADHD Specialist. We all want happy kids, well functioning families, successful careers and peaceful home environments. ADHD makes that very challenging. My focus is in the diagnosis and treatment of kids, teens and adults with ADHD. I also treat Depression, Anxiety, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Understanding ADHD, knowing how to manage difficult behavior and support executive functioning deficits with skill makes a difference. Having support gives the assurance that you are doing everything possible to create a supportive, intentional, and cohesive family despite the challenges of living with ADHD.
ADHD Specialist. We all want happy kids, well functioning families, successful careers and peaceful home environments. ADHD makes that very challenging. My focus is in the diagnosis and treatment of kids, teens and adults with ADHD. I also treat Depression, Anxiety, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Understanding ADHD, knowing how to manage difficult behavior and support executive functioning deficits with skill makes a difference. Having support gives the assurance that you are doing everything possible to create a supportive, intentional, and cohesive family despite the challenges of living with ADHD.
(614) 618-3063 View (614) 618-3063
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Lisa Kelley
MA, MEd, EdS
Verified Verified
Bexley, OH 43209
Young person, if school and life feel like a tough puzzle, and mental health or behavior hurdles are blocking your growth, I'm your ally. Together, we'll dive into evidence-based counseling techniques, allowing you to grow in a safe space. For parents grappling with their child's challenges, I'm here to offer guidance. Through comprehensive psychological evaluations and/or counseling, we'll collaborate to uncover solutions, setting a path for your child's success. Adults tackling persistent learning obstacles, I'm here for you. Whether uncovering root issues or building coping strategies, my services provide clarity and empowerment.
Young person, if school and life feel like a tough puzzle, and mental health or behavior hurdles are blocking your growth, I'm your ally. Together, we'll dive into evidence-based counseling techniques, allowing you to grow in a safe space. For parents grappling with their child's challenges, I'm here to offer guidance. Through comprehensive psychological evaluations and/or counseling, we'll collaborate to uncover solutions, setting a path for your child's success. Adults tackling persistent learning obstacles, I'm here for you. Whether uncovering root issues or building coping strategies, my services provide clarity and empowerment.
(614) 756-3780 View (614) 756-3780
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Judy Fisher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43209
I have been a practicing clinical social worker for over 30 years. I have extensive experience in working with individuals, couples, and families. I work with clients who are at least 13 years of age. I believe I excel in assisting clients work through depression, anxiety, and /or life issues that impede an individual or a couple in maximizing their potential. Because I believe that children are often the victims of adversarial divorces, I am also a certified divorce and family mediator with the Court of Common Pleas. My focus in my mediation work is to help children of divorce.
I have been a practicing clinical social worker for over 30 years. I have extensive experience in working with individuals, couples, and families. I work with clients who are at least 13 years of age. I believe I excel in assisting clients work through depression, anxiety, and /or life issues that impede an individual or a couple in maximizing their potential. Because I believe that children are often the victims of adversarial divorces, I am also a certified divorce and family mediator with the Court of Common Pleas. My focus in my mediation work is to help children of divorce.
(614) 470-5374 View (614) 470-5374
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Tammy Marcum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bexley, OH 43209
As a therapist for over 35 years working with children, adolescents, young adults and their parents, I know how to support parents to better understand their child while at the same time engage the young person with my humor and creativity. My approach is one of respect and genuineness which provides the emotional safety needed to work on the challenges they face.
As a therapist for over 35 years working with children, adolescents, young adults and their parents, I know how to support parents to better understand their child while at the same time engage the young person with my humor and creativity. My approach is one of respect and genuineness which provides the emotional safety needed to work on the challenges they face.
(614) 472-8038 View (614) 472-8038
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Shira Alt
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43209  (Online Only)
Relationships can be the source of our deepest joy or most profound pain. It is my passion to accompany couples and support them in the life-changing work of growing their relationship. Perhaps your life has gotten so busy that you’ve grown distant and feel like roommates? Maybe things have happened that have eroded your trust? Does your relationship lack the spark and intimacy you want? You don’t need to continue living with loneliness, frustration, and disconnection. I can help you learn new ways to communicate, understand, and bond with your partner to discover a new version of your relationship.
Relationships can be the source of our deepest joy or most profound pain. It is my passion to accompany couples and support them in the life-changing work of growing their relationship. Perhaps your life has gotten so busy that you’ve grown distant and feel like roommates? Maybe things have happened that have eroded your trust? Does your relationship lack the spark and intimacy you want? You don’t need to continue living with loneliness, frustration, and disconnection. I can help you learn new ways to communicate, understand, and bond with your partner to discover a new version of your relationship.
(614) 957-2257 View (614) 957-2257
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Betsy Harlan
Counselor, MSEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43209  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Certified EMDR Therapist who uses EMDR and other proven techniques, to help clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, chronic illness, chronic pain, medical trauma, difficult childhood experiences, attachment issues, and dissociation. EMDR based therapy for chronic pain is effective in many cases of low back pain, migraine, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, whiplash, irritable bowel syndrome, and sexual pain disorder. Other types of pain may respond favorably, as well. As a result of our work together you should have a clearer view of yourself, feel calmer, more positive, be able to make better life decisions, and experience improved quality of life.
I am a Certified EMDR Therapist who uses EMDR and other proven techniques, to help clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, chronic illness, chronic pain, medical trauma, difficult childhood experiences, attachment issues, and dissociation. EMDR based therapy for chronic pain is effective in many cases of low back pain, migraine, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, whiplash, irritable bowel syndrome, and sexual pain disorder. Other types of pain may respond favorably, as well. As a result of our work together you should have a clearer view of yourself, feel calmer, more positive, be able to make better life decisions, and experience improved quality of life.
(614) 721-8239 View (614) 721-8239
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Dawn Zweier Adler - Ohio Counseling Consultation Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPPM, LISW, MSW
Verified Verified
Bexley, OH 43209
I am growing my practice & accepting new clients! Life can be a winding road full of opportunities and challenges. Through sessions together you will have a supportive space to process and overcome challenges. At my practice, Ohio Counseling & Consultation Services, I see clients of all backgrounds. I offer therapeutic services that allow for a collaborative approach to healing that is grounded in empowerment and goal fulfillment. I specialize in a strengths-based approach to therapy. When meeting together, I strive to highlight your growth in session with a positive caring approach.
I am growing my practice & accepting new clients! Life can be a winding road full of opportunities and challenges. Through sessions together you will have a supportive space to process and overcome challenges. At my practice, Ohio Counseling & Consultation Services, I see clients of all backgrounds. I offer therapeutic services that allow for a collaborative approach to healing that is grounded in empowerment and goal fulfillment. I specialize in a strengths-based approach to therapy. When meeting together, I strive to highlight your growth in session with a positive caring approach.
(614) 289-8811 View (614) 289-8811
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Karen Jeffries
Counselor, MA, LPCC, -S
Verified Verified
Bexley, OH 43209
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who has been practicing for over 30 years. My areas of competency include Individual, Couples, Family and Group Therapy, as well as Supervision, Consultation, and Diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders. My focus is on assisting clients with options, and alternatives as they strive toward wholeness in their lives.
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who has been practicing for over 30 years. My areas of competency include Individual, Couples, Family and Group Therapy, as well as Supervision, Consultation, and Diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders. My focus is on assisting clients with options, and alternatives as they strive toward wholeness in their lives.
(614) 656-4542 View (614) 656-4542
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Shara Reiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43209
I have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. For the past 19 years I has been exclusive to the JCC in the top-rated Early Childhood Department as a resource for all mental and behavioral health needs. I have worked with countless children, families, teachers and school systems over the years. I also work with adults, mostly moms who are trying to make it all happen. Additionally, I have a lot of experience with Multiple Sclerosis and work with many MS patients who struggle with their mental health.
I have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. For the past 19 years I has been exclusive to the JCC in the top-rated Early Childhood Department as a resource for all mental and behavioral health needs. I have worked with countless children, families, teachers and school systems over the years. I also work with adults, mostly moms who are trying to make it all happen. Additionally, I have a lot of experience with Multiple Sclerosis and work with many MS patients who struggle with their mental health.
(614) 996-6826 View (614) 996-6826
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Compass Psychological Testing and Evaluation
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bexley, OH 43209
Compass was founded with the vision of empowering individuals who are struggling with emotional, behavioral, social, or other challenges to utilize their strengths to achieve their goals. These goals vary by individual; clients may present with goals to improve their academic or occupational functioning, foster healthier relationships, take control of powerful emotional responses, or (most commonly) to get answers about the sources of their struggles through psychological testing that we use to inform individualized treatment planning. My job is to provide answers to these questions and work with you to achieve success.
Compass was founded with the vision of empowering individuals who are struggling with emotional, behavioral, social, or other challenges to utilize their strengths to achieve their goals. These goals vary by individual; clients may present with goals to improve their academic or occupational functioning, foster healthier relationships, take control of powerful emotional responses, or (most commonly) to get answers about the sources of their struggles through psychological testing that we use to inform individualized treatment planning. My job is to provide answers to these questions and work with you to achieve success.
(614) 714-6126 View (614) 714-6126
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Nancy Schleich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43209
No, you do not have to keep suffering like this. You are suffering for reasons that can be identified and resolved in psychotherapy. If you could have figured it out on your own, you would have already, because you have really tried. You do not need "coping strategies" or suggestions or other superficial band aids for your pain, you need to understand what about you is functioning well and what isn't, and to develop the self-awareness, self-knowledge, and emotional competence that will get you out of this pain into the life you want to live.
No, you do not have to keep suffering like this. You are suffering for reasons that can be identified and resolved in psychotherapy. If you could have figured it out on your own, you would have already, because you have really tried. You do not need "coping strategies" or suggestions or other superficial band aids for your pain, you need to understand what about you is functioning well and what isn't, and to develop the self-awareness, self-knowledge, and emotional competence that will get you out of this pain into the life you want to live.
(614) 618-4965 View (614) 618-4965
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Beth Rosner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43209
Not accepting new clients
I am a Clinical Psychologist who works with both teens and adults. Most people seek my guidance when they feel stuck regarding their health, relationships, work, and family life. Often there is an underlying depression, anxiety, or low self esteem. Sometimes we realize that it stems from childhood neglect or trauma. We will explore your past, identify your strengths, and help you to develop new ways of thinking, feeling, and acting that better serve your life vision and goals. My approach is warm, collaborative, and holistic.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who works with both teens and adults. Most people seek my guidance when they feel stuck regarding their health, relationships, work, and family life. Often there is an underlying depression, anxiety, or low self esteem. Sometimes we realize that it stems from childhood neglect or trauma. We will explore your past, identify your strengths, and help you to develop new ways of thinking, feeling, and acting that better serve your life vision and goals. My approach is warm, collaborative, and holistic.
(614) 383-9987 View (614) 383-9987
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Ronald M Fox
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43209
I have been counseling for over 40 years and have provided psychotherapy services to all types of individuals,couples and families. I strive to provide a compassionate and safe environment in which my clients can address their issues confidentially. I understand how difficult it is to first enter counseling and I am committed to making it a successful experience for them. My goals as a therapist are to help clients in discerning old patterns, explore feelings, thoughts, behaviors and attitudes and provide therapeutic opportunities for change.
I have been counseling for over 40 years and have provided psychotherapy services to all types of individuals,couples and families. I strive to provide a compassionate and safe environment in which my clients can address their issues confidentially. I understand how difficult it is to first enter counseling and I am committed to making it a successful experience for them. My goals as a therapist are to help clients in discerning old patterns, explore feelings, thoughts, behaviors and attitudes and provide therapeutic opportunities for change.
(614) 210-3037 View (614) 210-3037
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Donna Lang- Get Centered Wellness
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, LICDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43209
We learn how to see, value and trust ourselves and others based on how our caregivers saw, valued and were honest with us. When that relationship has been broken in any way, we develop an attachment wound. This break could have come in many forms, neglect, abuse, emotional and physical absence or inconsistent nurturing. As adults we act out our wounds in our daily lives. This leads to an inability to form healthy, connected and valuable relationships with ourselves and others. The impact of this is depression, anxiety, personality issues, trauma responses and a myriad of other issues.
We learn how to see, value and trust ourselves and others based on how our caregivers saw, valued and were honest with us. When that relationship has been broken in any way, we develop an attachment wound. This break could have come in many forms, neglect, abuse, emotional and physical absence or inconsistent nurturing. As adults we act out our wounds in our daily lives. This leads to an inability to form healthy, connected and valuable relationships with ourselves and others. The impact of this is depression, anxiety, personality issues, trauma responses and a myriad of other issues.
(380) 207-1056 View (380) 207-1056
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: Susan-Joy: Barger. : Blue-Ray-Therapy.
Licensed Social Worker, MA, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43209
Serving Central Ohioans for thirty years, I AM an EMDR trained, heart-centered Therapist/Social Worker/Teacher/Artist/Reiki Master. My work focuses on enhancing the holistic well-being of adolescents and adults suffering from aversive childhood experiences, traumatic events, Near Death Experiences, and every day stress that provokes anxiety and/or depression. My efforts focus on building confidence and strong identity with spiritual seekers, victims of abuse, and internationals through an array of approaches like DBT, Feminist Therapy, and Integral Psychotherapy.
Serving Central Ohioans for thirty years, I AM an EMDR trained, heart-centered Therapist/Social Worker/Teacher/Artist/Reiki Master. My work focuses on enhancing the holistic well-being of adolescents and adults suffering from aversive childhood experiences, traumatic events, Near Death Experiences, and every day stress that provokes anxiety and/or depression. My efforts focus on building confidence and strong identity with spiritual seekers, victims of abuse, and internationals through an array of approaches like DBT, Feminist Therapy, and Integral Psychotherapy.
(614) 662-4615 View (614) 662-4615
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Alison (Roark) Wible
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43209  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of Ohio and for the past 11 years worked in private practice with a variety of clients across multiple settings. I focus on anxiety and depression as well as relationships, family conflict, parenting, postpartum and ADHD. I also have extensive experience working with college age students and young adults. I practice from a holistic and integrative perspective which includes looking at all facets of the individual’s life and using appropriate interventions to help clients create positive, permanent change.
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of Ohio and for the past 11 years worked in private practice with a variety of clients across multiple settings. I focus on anxiety and depression as well as relationships, family conflict, parenting, postpartum and ADHD. I also have extensive experience working with college age students and young adults. I practice from a holistic and integrative perspective which includes looking at all facets of the individual’s life and using appropriate interventions to help clients create positive, permanent change.
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Katherine Moss, LISW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bexley, OH 43209
I provide empirically-supported psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. My work is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with an emphasis on mindfulness and self-compassion. My areas of specialization include anxiety disorders, with particular emphasis on OCD, and parenting management, particularly for children with anxiety and behavioral dysregulation.
I provide empirically-supported psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. My work is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with an emphasis on mindfulness and self-compassion. My areas of specialization include anxiety disorders, with particular emphasis on OCD, and parenting management, particularly for children with anxiety and behavioral dysregulation.
(614) 954-7077 View (614) 954-7077
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Number of Therapists in 43209

70+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 43209 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
68% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
66% Self Esteem
64% Grief
58% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% Aetna
85% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
83% Medical Mutual

How Therapists in 43209 see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 43209?

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.