Therapists in 48226

Photo of Erica Griffis Prime, Limited Licensed Psychologist in 48226, MI
Erica Griffis Prime
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP, CSP, NBC-HWC
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48226  (Online Only)
We will all experience times in our lives when we really need someone that we can talk to, someone who will really listen, someone we can trust. Therapy is a powerful, evidence-based tool that has been proven to meet those needs. Though there is often a stigma attached to seeking support for mental health concerns, in reality, our mental health is an integral part of our overall health and wellness and, in my opinion, should be treated with the same importance as seeing a physician or a dentist. Though people seek therapy for a variety of reasons, the common theme is their hope to live happier, healthier, and more productive lives.
We will all experience times in our lives when we really need someone that we can talk to, someone who will really listen, someone we can trust. Therapy is a powerful, evidence-based tool that has been proven to meet those needs. Though there is often a stigma attached to seeking support for mental health concerns, in reality, our mental health is an integral part of our overall health and wellness and, in my opinion, should be treated with the same importance as seeing a physician or a dentist. Though people seek therapy for a variety of reasons, the common theme is their hope to live happier, healthier, and more productive lives.
(248) 780-7181 View (248) 780-7181
Photo of Ellie Rosenberg, Pre-Licensed Professional in 48226, MI
Ellie Rosenberg
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48226
If you have found that beginning therapy can be daunting and intimidating you are not alone. It takes courage to seek therapy. In my work, I view the therapeutic relationship as one of the most powerful tools throughout the therapy process. I use an integrative approach grounded in a client-centered and mindfulness framework to meet the unique needs of each individual. I work to respectfully collaborate, empower, and assist in gaining a deeper understanding of each individual, while also helping to identify solutions towards a more satisfying and fulfilling life.
If you have found that beginning therapy can be daunting and intimidating you are not alone. It takes courage to seek therapy. In my work, I view the therapeutic relationship as one of the most powerful tools throughout the therapy process. I use an integrative approach grounded in a client-centered and mindfulness framework to meet the unique needs of each individual. I work to respectfully collaborate, empower, and assist in gaining a deeper understanding of each individual, while also helping to identify solutions towards a more satisfying and fulfilling life.
(313) 284-9362 View (313) 284-9362
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Carole Hosey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW, MSW, MEd
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48226  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My clients come to therapy because they are looking for support in facing life transitions; they may be dealing with a health diagnosis, new parenting stage, or shifting family dynamics. Often, when life is difficult or not going the way we had planned, we fight against what IS with what we think it should be. My clients want to find joy and purpose in the life they have and are looking for a safe place to explore their life stories to find strength and light. I also work with interracial families on racial identity development and with white folks wanting to do antiracist work while exploring what it means to be white.
My clients come to therapy because they are looking for support in facing life transitions; they may be dealing with a health diagnosis, new parenting stage, or shifting family dynamics. Often, when life is difficult or not going the way we had planned, we fight against what IS with what we think it should be. My clients want to find joy and purpose in the life they have and are looking for a safe place to explore their life stories to find strength and light. I also work with interracial families on racial identity development and with white folks wanting to do antiracist work while exploring what it means to be white.
(248) 466-3148 View (248) 466-3148
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Erinn Vittum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48226  (Online Only)
Do you feel disconnected from yourself and/or others? Would you like to navigate your thoughts, emotions, burdens - your internal & external world(s) - with more ease, understanding or expansion? Do you identify with being neurodivergent, highly sensitive, burned out, a people-pleaser, perfectionist, excessively anxious, chronic-fatigue, masking, deep thinker, (blocked) creative, old soul, late bloomer, or feel “broken”? Want a space to process your human experience & co-create a path forward, from the comfort of your home? I offer online therapy to women (cis, non-binary, trans, LGBTQ+) in Michigan.
Do you feel disconnected from yourself and/or others? Would you like to navigate your thoughts, emotions, burdens - your internal & external world(s) - with more ease, understanding or expansion? Do you identify with being neurodivergent, highly sensitive, burned out, a people-pleaser, perfectionist, excessively anxious, chronic-fatigue, masking, deep thinker, (blocked) creative, old soul, late bloomer, or feel “broken”? Want a space to process your human experience & co-create a path forward, from the comfort of your home? I offer online therapy to women (cis, non-binary, trans, LGBTQ+) in Michigan.
(586) 244-8226 View (586) 244-8226
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Melissa Gray
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48226  (Online Only)
Melissa Gray is an experienced licensed therapist with competence in a variety of settings and with various mental health concerns including, bipolar disorder, anxiety, Autism, depression, anger management, ADHD, and traumatic experience, just to name a few. She enjoys working with and is very knowledgeable in all age groups, from young children to adults. Melissa's goal as a therapist is to work alongside you, assisting you in finding meaningful solutions to the obstacles life may throw your way.
Melissa Gray is an experienced licensed therapist with competence in a variety of settings and with various mental health concerns including, bipolar disorder, anxiety, Autism, depression, anger management, ADHD, and traumatic experience, just to name a few. She enjoys working with and is very knowledgeable in all age groups, from young children to adults. Melissa's goal as a therapist is to work alongside you, assisting you in finding meaningful solutions to the obstacles life may throw your way.
(313) 251-5805 View (313) 251-5805
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Rebecca Lee Palen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MPA, GC-C, EMDR, GRS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48226
Wellness = the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal. My ideal client is one that energizes my passion for integrative health. Many of those I have worked with have complex issues that are open to exploring the many layers of treatment that include assessing the mind, body and soul. I firmly believe that you can not get to your best personal level of healthy living without practicing an intersection of practices. Using a body-based and holistic approach, I see myself as a companion on the journey with individuals to building stronger self-awareness, personal growth and wellness.
Wellness = the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal. My ideal client is one that energizes my passion for integrative health. Many of those I have worked with have complex issues that are open to exploring the many layers of treatment that include assessing the mind, body and soul. I firmly believe that you can not get to your best personal level of healthy living without practicing an intersection of practices. Using a body-based and holistic approach, I see myself as a companion on the journey with individuals to building stronger self-awareness, personal growth and wellness.
(313) 462-2649 View (313) 462-2649
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Alexis Mitchell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-C
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48226  (Online Only)
Alexis Mitchell is a Licensed Clinical Social worker practicing in Detroit, Michigan who has a wealth of experience working with adults seeking assistance with improving self-esteem, setting boundaries, managing stress, anxiety, depression, coping with life transitions, and improving relationships. Alexis utilizes various modalities for treatment including cognitive behavioral interventions, solution focused, emotionally focused, and logo therapeutic approaches depending on the need of the client.
Alexis Mitchell is a Licensed Clinical Social worker practicing in Detroit, Michigan who has a wealth of experience working with adults seeking assistance with improving self-esteem, setting boundaries, managing stress, anxiety, depression, coping with life transitions, and improving relationships. Alexis utilizes various modalities for treatment including cognitive behavioral interventions, solution focused, emotionally focused, and logo therapeutic approaches depending on the need of the client.
(313) 474-5423 View (313) 474-5423
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Susan E. Bolton
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MS, MA, TLLP
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48226
Life can be unpredictable and overwhelming at times for all of us. My goal is to help support you through these moments. Therapy can seem scary but by providing a trusting, validating, safe and collaborative relationship, I can help support you through these challenges. Everyone comes with their own unique story and my approach is very client centered to find the best approach for you. Together, we can work to stop negative cycles and manage those challenges!
Life can be unpredictable and overwhelming at times for all of us. My goal is to help support you through these moments. Therapy can seem scary but by providing a trusting, validating, safe and collaborative relationship, I can help support you through these challenges. Everyone comes with their own unique story and my approach is very client centered to find the best approach for you. Together, we can work to stop negative cycles and manage those challenges!
(313) 634-0975 View (313) 634-0975
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Megan Dunne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48226  (Online Only)
We all need a little help sometimes. Therapy is a great tool to have to overcome life’s tough times. Are you new to therapy? Or someone who has seen a therapist before? Regardless of your previous experiences with therapy, I offer everyone a safe, private and professional experience. Together we will address your concerns and then plan and execute change. As far back as I can remember, I have always been concerned with other people’s happiness. As a child I knew that one day I would have a career in a “helping profession”. My approach to therapy is a holistic one.
We all need a little help sometimes. Therapy is a great tool to have to overcome life’s tough times. Are you new to therapy? Or someone who has seen a therapist before? Regardless of your previous experiences with therapy, I offer everyone a safe, private and professional experience. Together we will address your concerns and then plan and execute change. As far back as I can remember, I have always been concerned with other people’s happiness. As a child I knew that one day I would have a career in a “helping profession”. My approach to therapy is a holistic one.
(313) 251-4872 View (313) 251-4872
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Chris Kobesko
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48226
Chris Kobesko is a seasoned licensed professional counselor (LPC) with over two decades of experience, specializing in unlocking a deeper understanding of behavior and utilizing cognitive restructuring approaches to treat chronic insomnia. Armed with a Master's in Community Counseling, Chris brings extensive expertise, having served in key roles such as Family Services Counselor and Mental Health Therapist at Impact Counseling.
Chris Kobesko is a seasoned licensed professional counselor (LPC) with over two decades of experience, specializing in unlocking a deeper understanding of behavior and utilizing cognitive restructuring approaches to treat chronic insomnia. Armed with a Master's in Community Counseling, Chris brings extensive expertise, having served in key roles such as Family Services Counselor and Mental Health Therapist at Impact Counseling.
(734) 584-0133 View (734) 584-0133
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Staci Kent
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48226
Anxiety, depression, imposter syndrome, and other various mental health concerns can feel so defeating. A common saying is "the first step to healing is talking about it", and I find this to be so true. Finding support in another person to share this concerns with, like myself, can open up so many doors for you to begin your journey of healing. As a person also struggling with anxiety and imposter syndrome, I know that asking for help is the biggest barrier. But once you finally do, the tension you hold will release and you can become your best self!
Anxiety, depression, imposter syndrome, and other various mental health concerns can feel so defeating. A common saying is "the first step to healing is talking about it", and I find this to be so true. Finding support in another person to share this concerns with, like myself, can open up so many doors for you to begin your journey of healing. As a person also struggling with anxiety and imposter syndrome, I know that asking for help is the biggest barrier. But once you finally do, the tension you hold will release and you can become your best self!
(248) 560-6613 View (248) 560-6613
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Marcy West
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CCM
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48226  (Online Only)
Marcy West is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 30 years of experience in the mental health, substance abuse, and medical social work professions. Marcy has vast experience treating a variety of age groups and concerns. She provides treatment to those encountering issues with depression/anxiety, relationships, mood disorders, substance abuse, mental stress, grief, and anger, which impact overall functioning. She also enjoys teaching stress reduction methods such as meditation techniques and progressive muscle relaxation.
Marcy West is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 30 years of experience in the mental health, substance abuse, and medical social work professions. Marcy has vast experience treating a variety of age groups and concerns. She provides treatment to those encountering issues with depression/anxiety, relationships, mood disorders, substance abuse, mental stress, grief, and anger, which impact overall functioning. She also enjoys teaching stress reduction methods such as meditation techniques and progressive muscle relaxation.
(313) 251-5282 View (313) 251-5282
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Ana Cristina Uribe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Not Verified Not Verified
Detroit, MI 48226  (Online Only)
Se Habla Español. Are you experiencing the stress with every day life? Are you feeling overwhelmed and like you just can't do everything you need to do? Having gone through both of those experiences, I know what it's like to feel like the world is caving in. Sometimes it's difficult to think clearly when our plate is not just full, but overly full and ready to overflow. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and through our work together,
Se Habla Español. Are you experiencing the stress with every day life? Are you feeling overwhelmed and like you just can't do everything you need to do? Having gone through both of those experiences, I know what it's like to feel like the world is caving in. Sometimes it's difficult to think clearly when our plate is not just full, but overly full and ready to overflow. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and through our work together,
(248) 206-3045 View (248) 206-3045
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Jessica Andreasen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48226
Not accepting new clients
I work best with individuals who may be experiencing or recovering from trauma, struggling with symptoms of anxiety and depression, exploring the development of their identity, or working to improve romantic, familial and parent-child relationships. I have extensive experience in problems of codependency, suicide and self-harm, dissociative disorders, personality disorders, and PTSD. I am passionate about social justice and use frameworks of intersectional feminism, anti-racism and body liberation to help individuals understand how oppression and toxic systems can affect mental health. I am LGBTQ allied.
I work best with individuals who may be experiencing or recovering from trauma, struggling with symptoms of anxiety and depression, exploring the development of their identity, or working to improve romantic, familial and parent-child relationships. I have extensive experience in problems of codependency, suicide and self-harm, dissociative disorders, personality disorders, and PTSD. I am passionate about social justice and use frameworks of intersectional feminism, anti-racism and body liberation to help individuals understand how oppression and toxic systems can affect mental health. I am LGBTQ allied.
(313) 351-9580 View (313) 351-9580
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Kaufman Psychological Services, PLLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48226
Choose the therapist, not the therapy. Quality mental health care is a real, human exchange; an opportunity to explore, strengthen, and change aspects of who you are. When psychotherapy is effective, the therapist and patient are creating openings, not closures. This is what heals.
Choose the therapist, not the therapy. Quality mental health care is a real, human exchange; an opportunity to explore, strengthen, and change aspects of who you are. When psychotherapy is effective, the therapist and patient are creating openings, not closures. This is what heals.
(313) 444-7084 View (313) 444-7084
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Rachel Routin
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MS, TLLP
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48226
Not accepting new clients
I believe that therapy is an ongoing conversation spread out over a period of time where I, as your therapist, get to know you and try to understand what is creating difficulty in your life. I believe that my job is to help create a nonjudgmental and comforting relationship where we can begin to understand you - together. I genuinely care about those I work with, and I believe this curious and compassionate approach is ultimately what makes therapy worthwhile. By understanding you and your challenges, we can help you take steps to truly improve your life.
I believe that therapy is an ongoing conversation spread out over a period of time where I, as your therapist, get to know you and try to understand what is creating difficulty in your life. I believe that my job is to help create a nonjudgmental and comforting relationship where we can begin to understand you - together. I genuinely care about those I work with, and I believe this curious and compassionate approach is ultimately what makes therapy worthwhile. By understanding you and your challenges, we can help you take steps to truly improve your life.
(248) 955-2976 View (248) 955-2976
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Dr. Jeff J. Rocker
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPC, LPCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48226
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 14 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 14 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
(313) 546-0014 View (313) 546-0014
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Innovative Therapeutic Solutions, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC, SAP, CSSW, LLPC
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48226  (Online Only)
ITS provides mental, health and social services to those in need. ITS offers a collaboration of services for everyone, from the elderly to people with disabilities.These services includes Clinical Services, In-Home and Social Services which include Case Management services that can assist with improving your quality of life. ITS is credentialed and certified in thousands of insurance companies. All clinicians are CAQH (Counsel for Affordable Quality Healthcare) attested. We can help you with trauma, domestic violence, grief and loss, anger, depression, Substance Use Disorders, Personality Disorders, Neurodevelopmental Disorders.
ITS provides mental, health and social services to those in need. ITS offers a collaboration of services for everyone, from the elderly to people with disabilities.These services includes Clinical Services, In-Home and Social Services which include Case Management services that can assist with improving your quality of life. ITS is credentialed and certified in thousands of insurance companies. All clinicians are CAQH (Counsel for Affordable Quality Healthcare) attested. We can help you with trauma, domestic violence, grief and loss, anger, depression, Substance Use Disorders, Personality Disorders, Neurodevelopmental Disorders.
(313) 462-2979 x48226 View (313) 462-2979 x48226
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One Recovery Company, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, EMDR Tr, CSAT
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48226  (Online Only)
Is your relationship with a loved one or spouse suffering? Are you keeping secrets from loved ones or feel you are at the place where you need intervention? At One Recovery Company, I specialize in addressing internal and external systems that create dysfunction in relationships. Furthermore, I help my clients reconstruct the parts of themselves that seem to fall short of achieving healthy attachment. If your goal is to establish recovery that can restore your relationships, mental health, and overall life satisfaction, here is your invitation. The space I offer is one that is safe, judgment-free, and equipped to help you succeed.
Is your relationship with a loved one or spouse suffering? Are you keeping secrets from loved ones or feel you are at the place where you need intervention? At One Recovery Company, I specialize in addressing internal and external systems that create dysfunction in relationships. Furthermore, I help my clients reconstruct the parts of themselves that seem to fall short of achieving healthy attachment. If your goal is to establish recovery that can restore your relationships, mental health, and overall life satisfaction, here is your invitation. The space I offer is one that is safe, judgment-free, and equipped to help you succeed.
(313) 825-5087 View (313) 825-5087
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Jayelin Parker
Pre-Licensed Professional, MPH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48226  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My goal as a therapist is to support clients in connecting to themselves, building resilience, and enhancing their overall well-being using a strengths-based approach. My clients are looking for care regarding sexual health, LGBTQ+ health, women's health, relationship and intimacy concerns, and attachment concerns. I best serve transitional-aged youth and adults. I'm also involved in cat rescue and can't wait to see your furry friends in the background.
My goal as a therapist is to support clients in connecting to themselves, building resilience, and enhancing their overall well-being using a strengths-based approach. My clients are looking for care regarding sexual health, LGBTQ+ health, women's health, relationship and intimacy concerns, and attachment concerns. I best serve transitional-aged youth and adults. I'm also involved in cat rescue and can't wait to see your furry friends in the background.
(313) 800-8141 View (313) 800-8141

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 48226

90+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 48226 who prioritize treating:

86% Anxiety
79% Depression
69% Self Esteem
69% Stress
66% Relationship Issues
64% Coping Skills
63% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% BlueCross and BlueShield
53% Blue Care Network
47% Aetna

How Therapists in 48226 see their clients

54% Online Only
46% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

82% Female
16% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 48226?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.