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Dr. Marcos Ghali
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PhD, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Westlake, OH 44145
My counseling approach is toward wellness and healing. People face many life challenges that may result in a state of brokenness, fatigue, and burnout. I will partner with you to find answers to hard questions, and solutions to your temporary and persistent life’s problems. I believe that counseling is a journey in which an equipped and experienced counselor walks alongside the person who seeks understanding and growth in certain life issues and behaviors. Counseling is never meant to be a passive experience - something being administered to you - but rather an active encounter that leads to growth and change for the better
My counseling approach is toward wellness and healing. People face many life challenges that may result in a state of brokenness, fatigue, and burnout. I will partner with you to find answers to hard questions, and solutions to your temporary and persistent life’s problems. I believe that counseling is a journey in which an equipped and experienced counselor walks alongside the person who seeks understanding and growth in certain life issues and behaviors. Counseling is never meant to be a passive experience - something being administered to you - but rather an active encounter that leads to growth and change for the better
(440) 530-9437 View (440) 530-9437
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Tree of Life Counseling & Training Center
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LICDC
Verified Verified
Westlake, OH 44145  (Online Only)
My desire is to work with individuals to assist with overcoming barriers in their lives that may be causing problems in their personal and professional lives. I take a client-centered approach so that individuals feel secure and open in the counseling sessions to share and heal. I’m a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor and Counselor in Training. My background includes 17 years as Residential Specialist Team Lead in mental health, 7 years in the field of substance abuse, 4 years as an Adjunct Instructor and that allows me to relate with people from all walks of life.
My desire is to work with individuals to assist with overcoming barriers in their lives that may be causing problems in their personal and professional lives. I take a client-centered approach so that individuals feel secure and open in the counseling sessions to share and heal. I’m a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor and Counselor in Training. My background includes 17 years as Residential Specialist Team Lead in mental health, 7 years in the field of substance abuse, 4 years as an Adjunct Instructor and that allows me to relate with people from all walks of life.
(440) 732-3916 View (440) 732-3916
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Katherine Bement
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Westlake, OH 44145  (Online Only)
I believe in a holistic approach with an emphasis on getting to know each individual for who they as a person. I work to build a complete picture of each person's emotional, mental, and physical health and behaviors to better gain more understanding. My goal is to work together in creating more self-awareness as well as personal growth to facilitate positive changes in your life and overcome the obstacles you may be facing. I enjoy working with adolescents through adult in both individual, couples, and family work. As a mom myself, I am passionate about working with perinatal/postpartum mood disorders and women's issues.
I believe in a holistic approach with an emphasis on getting to know each individual for who they as a person. I work to build a complete picture of each person's emotional, mental, and physical health and behaviors to better gain more understanding. My goal is to work together in creating more self-awareness as well as personal growth to facilitate positive changes in your life and overcome the obstacles you may be facing. I enjoy working with adolescents through adult in both individual, couples, and family work. As a mom myself, I am passionate about working with perinatal/postpartum mood disorders and women's issues.
(440) 652-8074 View (440) 652-8074
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Jennifer Knetig
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westlake, OH 44145
Women often come to my office with a feeling that their cups are “running over.” As a woman and licensed clinical psychologist, I can relate to the feeling of running from appointment to appointment, from commitment to commitment, from day to day. Too much of modern living is about “getting by,” and “just getting through things” at the expense of joy. My work focuses upon supporting women in connecting more deeply with their experiences, with loved ones, and with themselves.
Women often come to my office with a feeling that their cups are “running over.” As a woman and licensed clinical psychologist, I can relate to the feeling of running from appointment to appointment, from commitment to commitment, from day to day. Too much of modern living is about “getting by,” and “just getting through things” at the expense of joy. My work focuses upon supporting women in connecting more deeply with their experiences, with loved ones, and with themselves.
(216) 925-4108 View (216) 925-4108
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Erika Richardson
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westlake, OH 44145
At some point in our lives, we all need a helping hand, but are not always sure where to turn to. I believe that everyone deserves and has the right to mental health care, no matter who they are. I strive to make my practice as inclusive as possible and I am committed to creating an affirming, safe, and judgement free environment for all of my clients. All while creating a partnership that helps them feel heard, validated, and is committed to helping them reach their goals. I encourage my clients to be their authentic selves during the healing process, utilizing our sessions to express themselves openly without fear of judgement.
At some point in our lives, we all need a helping hand, but are not always sure where to turn to. I believe that everyone deserves and has the right to mental health care, no matter who they are. I strive to make my practice as inclusive as possible and I am committed to creating an affirming, safe, and judgement free environment for all of my clients. All while creating a partnership that helps them feel heard, validated, and is committed to helping them reach their goals. I encourage my clients to be their authentic selves during the healing process, utilizing our sessions to express themselves openly without fear of judgement.
(440) 586-3144 View (440) 586-3144
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Beyond Healthcare - Westlake, OH
LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Westlake, OH 44145
Adolescent Mental Healthcare with No Wait! Beyond Healthcare specializes in full-day and afterschool mental health programs for youth ages 8-17 years old. Med Evaluation and follow-up. We support youth navigating complex emotional and behavioral challenges. Our comprehensive programs cater to adolescents struggling with issues like ODD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and more. By offering both diagnosis and targeted treatment, we ensure each youth receives the personalized care they need in a structured, nurturing environment.
Adolescent Mental Healthcare with No Wait! Beyond Healthcare specializes in full-day and afterschool mental health programs for youth ages 8-17 years old. Med Evaluation and follow-up. We support youth navigating complex emotional and behavioral challenges. Our comprehensive programs cater to adolescents struggling with issues like ODD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and more. By offering both diagnosis and targeted treatment, we ensure each youth receives the personalized care they need in a structured, nurturing environment.
(330) 574-8647 View (330) 574-8647
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Rachel Dorsey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westlake, OH 44145
The impact of society as well as the cultural expectation to discover on our sense of self can be disheartening. This process may lead to feeling fear, anxiety, doubt, or shame, which can leave you feeling stuck and unfulfilled. You deserve support that honors all aspects of your lived experience. I am a LGBTQIA+ affirming, body positive, trauma informed, socially conscious, and anti-racist/anti-oppressive oriented therapist. My areas of focus are individual work, especially with women 18-40 as they grow into their power as women. I also work with families and couples wanting to increase communication and reduce negativity.
The impact of society as well as the cultural expectation to discover on our sense of self can be disheartening. This process may lead to feeling fear, anxiety, doubt, or shame, which can leave you feeling stuck and unfulfilled. You deserve support that honors all aspects of your lived experience. I am a LGBTQIA+ affirming, body positive, trauma informed, socially conscious, and anti-racist/anti-oppressive oriented therapist. My areas of focus are individual work, especially with women 18-40 as they grow into their power as women. I also work with families and couples wanting to increase communication and reduce negativity.
(440) 271-8259 View (440) 271-8259
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Marjorie Hoelker
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westlake, OH 44145
I use a collaborative approach in understanding and appreciating each client's story, goals, and desire for change. While meeting with clients, I hope to support, educate and motivate so that health, wellness and a mindful approach can be utilized by clients as they move forward and live fully. My treatment philosophy includes providing a safe, open and confidential environment in which clients can discuss, learn and try out new ways of communicating and being in relationships, managing and living with a variety of mental/physical health issues, and fully realizing their goals and potential.
I use a collaborative approach in understanding and appreciating each client's story, goals, and desire for change. While meeting with clients, I hope to support, educate and motivate so that health, wellness and a mindful approach can be utilized by clients as they move forward and live fully. My treatment philosophy includes providing a safe, open and confidential environment in which clients can discuss, learn and try out new ways of communicating and being in relationships, managing and living with a variety of mental/physical health issues, and fully realizing their goals and potential.
(440) 220-6209 x21 View (440) 220-6209 x21
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Amanda Rivera
Counselor, CT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westlake, OH 44145
I am a student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at John Carroll University and a Counselor Trainee (CT) in the state of Ohio. I am currently working under the supervision of Michelle M. Paul, LPCC-S at Impact Counseling Solutions. I provide counseling services to adults and teens and have experience treating depression, anxiety, self-harm, and self-esteem issues, substance abuse disorders and co occurring mental health disorders, as well as supporting those who are navigating life transitions, family conflict and interpersonal relationships.
I am a student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at John Carroll University and a Counselor Trainee (CT) in the state of Ohio. I am currently working under the supervision of Michelle M. Paul, LPCC-S at Impact Counseling Solutions. I provide counseling services to adults and teens and have experience treating depression, anxiety, self-harm, and self-esteem issues, substance abuse disorders and co occurring mental health disorders, as well as supporting those who are navigating life transitions, family conflict and interpersonal relationships.
(440) 455-1511 View (440) 455-1511
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Strive CLE
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westlake, OH 44145
I have been practicing in the mental health field since 2005. I am truly driven to help each person find their way to happiness and overall peace. Everyone has their own journey and it is never too late to be the person you want to be. I specialize in adolescent and adult populations. I also have many years of experience treating substance abuse which coincides with overall mental health. Please visit my bio at StriveCleCounseling.com to learn more about the services I provide and how to schedule an appointment.
I have been practicing in the mental health field since 2005. I am truly driven to help each person find their way to happiness and overall peace. Everyone has their own journey and it is never too late to be the person you want to be. I specialize in adolescent and adult populations. I also have many years of experience treating substance abuse which coincides with overall mental health. Please visit my bio at StriveCleCounseling.com to learn more about the services I provide and how to schedule an appointment.
(440) 201-4488 View (440) 201-4488
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Heidi M Kloss
Counselor, PhD, ATR-BC, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westlake, OH 44145
Waitlist for new clients
Do you often feel anxious, worried, or depressed? Do your family members or friends tell you that you worry too much? I have over twenty years of experience helping children, adolescents and adults work through barriers that are keeping them from living life to the fullest. Whether the struggle is with managing anxiety, depression, ADHD symptoms, or symptoms as a result of trauma, I provide a safe and comfortable environment for learning strategies and skills for impacting positive change.
Do you often feel anxious, worried, or depressed? Do your family members or friends tell you that you worry too much? I have over twenty years of experience helping children, adolescents and adults work through barriers that are keeping them from living life to the fullest. Whether the struggle is with managing anxiety, depression, ADHD symptoms, or symptoms as a result of trauma, I provide a safe and comfortable environment for learning strategies and skills for impacting positive change.
(216) 313-8875 View (216) 313-8875
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Vanessa Lane
LPC Intern, CT
Verified Verified
Westlake, OH 44145
There are times in your life when you may feel helpless, depressed, anxious, or even be experiencing conflict with the people you love. Past trauma may be impacting your present day in the form of anxiety and stress. When we are in dark places, it can be difficult to understand that healing and hope are possible. As a counselor, I work with adults who are navigating change, processing trauma, and building skills to improve their wellness. I can help you or your loved ones heal.
There are times in your life when you may feel helpless, depressed, anxious, or even be experiencing conflict with the people you love. Past trauma may be impacting your present day in the form of anxiety and stress. When we are in dark places, it can be difficult to understand that healing and hope are possible. As a counselor, I work with adults who are navigating change, processing trauma, and building skills to improve their wellness. I can help you or your loved ones heal.
(440) 276-6836 View (440) 276-6836
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Erin Gee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, SW-T
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westlake, OH 44145
We often hear songs and watch movies about radical self-love and confidence but how do we actually achieve these things? When that critical voice inside of our heads becomes overwhelming, how can we learn to befriend ourselves? Learning to treat yourself with compassion and falling in love with yourself is a journey. We can never predict the future and life often throws some curveballs our way. From relationship problems to life transitions, I am here to help you navigate this journey with some laughs along the way. “Everything you want to be, you already are. You’re simply on the path towards discovering it” -Alicia Keys
We often hear songs and watch movies about radical self-love and confidence but how do we actually achieve these things? When that critical voice inside of our heads becomes overwhelming, how can we learn to befriend ourselves? Learning to treat yourself with compassion and falling in love with yourself is a journey. We can never predict the future and life often throws some curveballs our way. From relationship problems to life transitions, I am here to help you navigate this journey with some laughs along the way. “Everything you want to be, you already are. You’re simply on the path towards discovering it” -Alicia Keys
(440) 271-5918 View (440) 271-5918
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Mariví (Marv) Howell-Arza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westlake, OH 44145
It often feels impossible to be a human in the world today. If you feel like your body will never be "good" enough or “healthy” enough & you've been led to believe "fixing" it is a matter of "will-power," you're not alone. If your life feels like a cycle of crisis, distress, and finding yourself in a deeper hole than the one you were in the day before, you're not alone. If you identify with one or both of the previous sentences, we will have plenty to talk about. Together we can figure out what’s most important to you, how to get it, and how to remove obstacles one at a time. Let’s start uncovering just how “enough” you already are.
It often feels impossible to be a human in the world today. If you feel like your body will never be "good" enough or “healthy” enough & you've been led to believe "fixing" it is a matter of "will-power," you're not alone. If your life feels like a cycle of crisis, distress, and finding yourself in a deeper hole than the one you were in the day before, you're not alone. If you identify with one or both of the previous sentences, we will have plenty to talk about. Together we can figure out what’s most important to you, how to get it, and how to remove obstacles one at a time. Let’s start uncovering just how “enough” you already are.
(440) 294-5817 View (440) 294-5817
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Shannon Wright
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westlake, OH 44145  (Online Only)
Life is too short to move through it with excess stressors and problems that weigh us down. As a therapist, my goal is to help people resolve their issues and carry lighter loads, to live a more meaningful, fulfilled existence. My role in a clients life is to be a mirror; to reflect light on their story so that they can process and deal with their issues, while having someone to walk beside them in guidance.
Life is too short to move through it with excess stressors and problems that weigh us down. As a therapist, my goal is to help people resolve their issues and carry lighter loads, to live a more meaningful, fulfilled existence. My role in a clients life is to be a mirror; to reflect light on their story so that they can process and deal with their issues, while having someone to walk beside them in guidance.
(440) 791-2438 View (440) 791-2438
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Christine Seedhouse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, LICDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westlake, OH 44145
I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Akron and am a Licensed Independent Social Worker as well as a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor in the State of Ohio. I have experience providing counseling services to individuals over the age of eighteen. I have worked in community treatment centers, both inpatient and outpatient for Substance Use Disorders as well as private practice with a focus on mental health. I specialize in depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, stress management, and alcohol and other substance use disorders.
I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Akron and am a Licensed Independent Social Worker as well as a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor in the State of Ohio. I have experience providing counseling services to individuals over the age of eighteen. I have worked in community treatment centers, both inpatient and outpatient for Substance Use Disorders as well as private practice with a focus on mental health. I specialize in depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, stress management, and alcohol and other substance use disorders.
(440) 703-6771 View (440) 703-6771
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Shannon Francis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westlake, OH 44145  (Online Only)
The fundamentals of my practice consist of creating a safe place where I am privileged to listen to my clients’ narratives. I believe each of my clients have their own strengths. I take pride in empowering clients to identify and grow their strengths to guide them through the challenges of life. During my client encounters I utilize strength-based and person centered approaches. Along with a combination of more traditional modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, etc.
The fundamentals of my practice consist of creating a safe place where I am privileged to listen to my clients’ narratives. I believe each of my clients have their own strengths. I take pride in empowering clients to identify and grow their strengths to guide them through the challenges of life. During my client encounters I utilize strength-based and person centered approaches. Along with a combination of more traditional modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, etc.
(440) 271-8416 View (440) 271-8416
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Gina Maiolo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westlake, OH 44145
Whether you are struggling with feeling overrun by your own thoughts, general life stressors or major life changes, you do not have to face your struggles alone. I understand that making the decision to meet with a counselor can feel stressful, overwhelming, or even scary at first. As a therapist, I make it my mission to make the journey into therapy as smooth as possible by creating a safe, nonjudgmental environment where you feel understood and supported.
Whether you are struggling with feeling overrun by your own thoughts, general life stressors or major life changes, you do not have to face your struggles alone. I understand that making the decision to meet with a counselor can feel stressful, overwhelming, or even scary at first. As a therapist, I make it my mission to make the journey into therapy as smooth as possible by creating a safe, nonjudgmental environment where you feel understood and supported.
(440) 671-1755 View (440) 671-1755
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Cristal López Vélez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Westlake, OH 44145  (Online Only)
Sometimes we experience so many conflicting feelings at once that it is difficult for us to put into words what we are truly experiencing. I just want you to let you know, that's okay. As a counselor, I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental and validating space for all of my clients to explore each stressor that might be causing this discomfort. If you feel ready to explore this with a therapist, send me and email or give me a call and we can chat about what therapy might look like for you. I am a LGBTQIA+ affirming, body positive, trauma informed, socially conscious, and anti-racist/anti-oppressive oriented therapist.
Sometimes we experience so many conflicting feelings at once that it is difficult for us to put into words what we are truly experiencing. I just want you to let you know, that's okay. As a counselor, I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental and validating space for all of my clients to explore each stressor that might be causing this discomfort. If you feel ready to explore this with a therapist, send me and email or give me a call and we can chat about what therapy might look like for you. I am a LGBTQIA+ affirming, body positive, trauma informed, socially conscious, and anti-racist/anti-oppressive oriented therapist.
(440) 595-5547 View (440) 595-5547
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Mikayla Stump
Pre-Licensed Professional, CT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westlake, OH 44145  (Online Only)
Processing and coping with life changes, in all phases of life, can be difficult when navigating them on our own. Reaching out for help can seem just as difficult, even more so at times. My goal is to make that process as easy as possible. Through my experience working with survivors of sexual violence, I can revive the support to ensure you know you are not alone. As your counselor, I want to be a safe place for you to share any life experiences; the good through the bad, the celebrations, and the traumas.
Processing and coping with life changes, in all phases of life, can be difficult when navigating them on our own. Reaching out for help can seem just as difficult, even more so at times. My goal is to make that process as easy as possible. Through my experience working with survivors of sexual violence, I can revive the support to ensure you know you are not alone. As your counselor, I want to be a safe place for you to share any life experiences; the good through the bad, the celebrations, and the traumas.
(440) 226-8627 View (440) 226-8627

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 44145

200+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 44145 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
93% Depression
80% Self Esteem
79% Coping Skills
78% Relationship Issues
75% Stress
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Medical Mutual
84% Aetna
82% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 44145 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 44145?

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.