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Lapeer Christian Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Lapeer, MI 48446
Lapeer Christian Counseling offers services to children, teens and adults of all faiths. We believe that all people should have access to quality mental health care, regardless of income or insurance coverage. We now have 3 locations in Lapeer county: Lapeer, North Branch, and Imlay City. Whether you are a follower of Christ, don't believe at all, or are somewhere in between, our counselors will meet you where you are in your search for freedom from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, school/job stresses, etc. If you prefer not to discuss your spiritual beliefs in counseling, we respect that and will not make it a focus
Lapeer Christian Counseling offers services to children, teens and adults of all faiths. We believe that all people should have access to quality mental health care, regardless of income or insurance coverage. We now have 3 locations in Lapeer county: Lapeer, North Branch, and Imlay City. Whether you are a follower of Christ, don't believe at all, or are somewhere in between, our counselors will meet you where you are in your search for freedom from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, school/job stresses, etc. If you prefer not to discuss your spiritual beliefs in counseling, we respect that and will not make it a focus
(810) 277-9144 View (810) 277-9144
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Candice Tatro - Current Vibes Energy & Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, RYT200, Reiki
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lapeer, MI 48446
Waitlist for new clients
Tapas is a Sanskrit word that describes the heat and friction that are necessary for change; it is our willingness to endure intensity for the sake of transformation. Change can be difficult; asking for the help it sometimes takes to make those changes can be even harder. I understand just how hard that first step can be. I will work diligently alongside of you to create a safe, caring space to explore your challenges and successes!
Tapas is a Sanskrit word that describes the heat and friction that are necessary for change; it is our willingness to endure intensity for the sake of transformation. Change can be difficult; asking for the help it sometimes takes to make those changes can be even harder. I understand just how hard that first step can be. I will work diligently alongside of you to create a safe, caring space to explore your challenges and successes!
(810) 356-3304 View (810) 356-3304
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MM Wolfe, Psychotherapy, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lapeer, MI 48446
Stressed, depressed, overwhelmed? When you feel you have no one to talk with who understands you and really listens, its time to reach out for help. You are unique and so are your problems. When you believe there is no hope, there is. If your coping methods are no longer working and you are sabotaging your health and relationships, its time to learn new ways to cope. You deserve to feel better, think clearer, regain hope, and trust in someone again. You may be tired of weight loss programs that don't work and tired of being overweight but not knowing what to do about it.
Stressed, depressed, overwhelmed? When you feel you have no one to talk with who understands you and really listens, its time to reach out for help. You are unique and so are your problems. When you believe there is no hope, there is. If your coping methods are no longer working and you are sabotaging your health and relationships, its time to learn new ways to cope. You deserve to feel better, think clearer, regain hope, and trust in someone again. You may be tired of weight loss programs that don't work and tired of being overweight but not knowing what to do about it.
(810) 277-9653 View (810) 277-9653
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WillowsEdge Counseling & Healing Arts Center
Counselor, LPC, LLPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Lapeer, MI 48446
Willows Edge prides itself on not being your “traditional” therapy center. We provide comprehensive services that encompass the mind, body, and spirit in a nonclinical, non judgemental environment. We offer all of our clients unconditional positive regard with a belief that ALL people deserve quality care. Our clients will leave with a new sense of purpose and well-being.
Willows Edge prides itself on not being your “traditional” therapy center. We provide comprehensive services that encompass the mind, body, and spirit in a nonclinical, non judgemental environment. We offer all of our clients unconditional positive regard with a belief that ALL people deserve quality care. Our clients will leave with a new sense of purpose and well-being.
(810) 277-9826 View (810) 277-9826
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Danielle McIlrath
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
Lapeer, MI 48446
I believe that within every person you have the tools to find what you need, but sometimes it is difficult to know where to start. My role as a therapist is to build a safe and nonjudgmental partnership to support you in connecting with your own inner wisdom and capacity for growth, healing, and transformation. I combine your knowledge of your own life with my training and experience to support you as a whole person in the context of your intersecting identities, experiences, and environment. My specialty is working with young adults and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, shame, and grief.
I believe that within every person you have the tools to find what you need, but sometimes it is difficult to know where to start. My role as a therapist is to build a safe and nonjudgmental partnership to support you in connecting with your own inner wisdom and capacity for growth, healing, and transformation. I combine your knowledge of your own life with my training and experience to support you as a whole person in the context of your intersecting identities, experiences, and environment. My specialty is working with young adults and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, shame, and grief.
(810) 206-0175 View (810) 206-0175
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Chelsey Edwards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CST
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lapeer, MI 48446
**Best reached by email**It has been some time now that things have not been feeling "right." Your relationship is not as fulfilling as you want it to be. Things feel off or disconnected. Maybe someone you love has died and it still hurts everyday just as it did the day you lost them. Maybe you have been holding onto something tragic; something you have never told anyone. Sometimes we are not really sure what it is that is troubling us, but we know we cannot keep living life feeling the way we do. We just want to feel better. We want to feel like our old selves again.
**Best reached by email**It has been some time now that things have not been feeling "right." Your relationship is not as fulfilling as you want it to be. Things feel off or disconnected. Maybe someone you love has died and it still hurts everyday just as it did the day you lost them. Maybe you have been holding onto something tragic; something you have never told anyone. Sometimes we are not really sure what it is that is troubling us, but we know we cannot keep living life feeling the way we do. We just want to feel better. We want to feel like our old selves again.
(810) 202-0929 View (810) 202-0929
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Erin Cavanaugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lapeer, MI 48446
Not accepting new clients
I am an openly queer therapist and advocate; I believe in loudly celebrating and validating who you are. I promise that I will show up for you as a therapist. I’m sarcastic and quirky, and I don’t color in the lines. Despite my non-traditional approach, I have years of experience in the field, serving, teaching, and leading in the community. I want to help you build insight into the amazing skills you already have and help you to learn new skills that empower you on your healing journey. Come rediscover and develop your Authentic Self with me!
I am an openly queer therapist and advocate; I believe in loudly celebrating and validating who you are. I promise that I will show up for you as a therapist. I’m sarcastic and quirky, and I don’t color in the lines. Despite my non-traditional approach, I have years of experience in the field, serving, teaching, and leading in the community. I want to help you build insight into the amazing skills you already have and help you to learn new skills that empower you on your healing journey. Come rediscover and develop your Authentic Self with me!
(810) 255-9822 View (810) 255-9822
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Daniel J Kachman
Psychologist, Ed D
Verified Verified
Lapeer, MI 48446  (Online Only)
Hello. I am Dr. Daniel Kachman. I am a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of MI. I have practiced in Lapeer for over 35 years as an outpatient, private practice Psychologist but I am now practicing exclusively through telemedicine. I accept almost all insurances. Throughout my career, I have practiced using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence based approach, that increases awareness of our thinking in order to overcome self-defeating thoughts, emotions (depression, anger and anxiety) and behaviors (social anxiety, addictions, etc.).
Hello. I am Dr. Daniel Kachman. I am a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of MI. I have practiced in Lapeer for over 35 years as an outpatient, private practice Psychologist but I am now practicing exclusively through telemedicine. I accept almost all insurances. Throughout my career, I have practiced using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence based approach, that increases awareness of our thinking in order to overcome self-defeating thoughts, emotions (depression, anger and anxiety) and behaviors (social anxiety, addictions, etc.).
(810) 277-9358 View (810) 277-9358
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Fusion Consulting & Mental Health Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LLPC
Verified Verified
Lapeer, MI 48446
At Fusion Consulting & Mental Health Services, our counselors work in a collaborative manner to help our clients achieve success towards their goals.  We believe counseling should be an investment in our client’s wellbeing.   Our mission, values, and approach are founded on current research.  We believe in treating the whole person utilizing holistic and eclectic approaches that are grounded in traditional evidence-based practices.  We strive to meet the needs of the communities we serve and to advocate and be a voice for all people with mental health needs. We work with clients aged 12 and Up.
At Fusion Consulting & Mental Health Services, our counselors work in a collaborative manner to help our clients achieve success towards their goals.  We believe counseling should be an investment in our client’s wellbeing.   Our mission, values, and approach are founded on current research.  We believe in treating the whole person utilizing holistic and eclectic approaches that are grounded in traditional evidence-based practices.  We strive to meet the needs of the communities we serve and to advocate and be a voice for all people with mental health needs. We work with clients aged 12 and Up.
(810) 660-8686 View (810) 660-8686
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Brandon White
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Lapeer, MI 48446
Hello, my name is Brandon White, LMSW. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Social Work. I know that life is a journey full of ups and downs, joys and pains. Sometimes life can be overbearing, and we need some extra support and guidance. I want to help you through these times, and provide tools and resources to achieve healing, restoration, and growth.
Hello, my name is Brandon White, LMSW. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Social Work. I know that life is a journey full of ups and downs, joys and pains. Sometimes life can be overbearing, and we need some extra support and guidance. I want to help you through these times, and provide tools and resources to achieve healing, restoration, and growth.
(586) 250-1893 View (586) 250-1893
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Andrew Grapentin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lapeer, MI 48446
As your therapist, my goal is to offer you a dedicated place to navigate life’s challenges and to offer you tools that will help you foster long-term growth and change. Whether those challenges include anxiety, depression, PTSD, LGBTQ or grief, I want to work with you to increase your quality of life.
As your therapist, my goal is to offer you a dedicated place to navigate life’s challenges and to offer you tools that will help you foster long-term growth and change. Whether those challenges include anxiety, depression, PTSD, LGBTQ or grief, I want to work with you to increase your quality of life.
(810) 641-8645 View (810) 641-8645
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Kaitlin Farver
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CHAIS, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Lapeer, MI 48446
Life can be messy, challenging and difficult at any age. I believe that counseling provides a much-needed break in a hectic week for decompression, self-examination, and consideration of change. My role as your counselor is to provide a safe, welcoming space that invites you to unpack your concerns. I work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that highlights your goals and interests, purposefully integrating mind, body and spirit. In doing so, we create a path which allows you to develop insights, identify potential solutions and ultimately take action to create positive change in your life.
Life can be messy, challenging and difficult at any age. I believe that counseling provides a much-needed break in a hectic week for decompression, self-examination, and consideration of change. My role as your counselor is to provide a safe, welcoming space that invites you to unpack your concerns. I work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that highlights your goals and interests, purposefully integrating mind, body and spirit. In doing so, we create a path which allows you to develop insights, identify potential solutions and ultimately take action to create positive change in your life.
(947) 333-8451 View (947) 333-8451
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Anna Roty
Counselor, LLC, MT-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lapeer, MI 48446
Life isn’t always easy, but you don’t have to do it alone. I believe everyone deserves empathy and support in navigating life’s ups and downs. I started my career as a music therapist, and I believe music (and creativity in general) is an essential part of being human. I enjoy utilizing music in sessions and considering how musical interventions like songwriting, singing, or music listening could be one part of your healing journey. But, if that’s not your style, that is ok! Whether you’re looking for traditional talk therapy, music therapy, or a little of both, my goal is to create the therapeutic experience that works for you.
Life isn’t always easy, but you don’t have to do it alone. I believe everyone deserves empathy and support in navigating life’s ups and downs. I started my career as a music therapist, and I believe music (and creativity in general) is an essential part of being human. I enjoy utilizing music in sessions and considering how musical interventions like songwriting, singing, or music listening could be one part of your healing journey. But, if that’s not your style, that is ok! Whether you’re looking for traditional talk therapy, music therapy, or a little of both, my goal is to create the therapeutic experience that works for you.
(248) 831-1774 View (248) 831-1774
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Karen Smigelski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Lapeer, MI 48446
Choosing to enter into counseling is not an easy decision. My main goals as a therapist are: 1. To provide the client with a safe environment in order to help them feel comfortable expressing themselves. 2. To gather as much information as possible in order to address their unique needs & provide the best counseling. 3. To utilize a variety of approaches and tailor the counseling to each individual to help the client live with more peace & purpose. Being flexible, knowledgeable & open as a therapist is important. I participate in continuing education on a regular basis in order to provide relevant counseling for my clients.
Choosing to enter into counseling is not an easy decision. My main goals as a therapist are: 1. To provide the client with a safe environment in order to help them feel comfortable expressing themselves. 2. To gather as much information as possible in order to address their unique needs & provide the best counseling. 3. To utilize a variety of approaches and tailor the counseling to each individual to help the client live with more peace & purpose. Being flexible, knowledgeable & open as a therapist is important. I participate in continuing education on a regular basis in order to provide relevant counseling for my clients.
(248) 707-1894 View (248) 707-1894
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Kari Spatafore
Counselor, MS, LLC
Verified Verified
Lapeer, MI 48446
I implement a straight- forward holistic approach to care, while maintaining a nurturing, non-judgmental, and empathetic therapeutic environment. I believe achieving a greater level of wellness and fulfillment through self-awareness and acceptance helps to contribute to individual and relational growth, along with positively impacting the creation of a happy, healthy lifestyle. Further, I bring real-life experiences coupled with professional knowledge and expertise into the clinical setting, which helps to create a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients.
I implement a straight- forward holistic approach to care, while maintaining a nurturing, non-judgmental, and empathetic therapeutic environment. I believe achieving a greater level of wellness and fulfillment through self-awareness and acceptance helps to contribute to individual and relational growth, along with positively impacting the creation of a happy, healthy lifestyle. Further, I bring real-life experiences coupled with professional knowledge and expertise into the clinical setting, which helps to create a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients.
(248) 988-9453 View (248) 988-9453
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Kayla Thrushman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-P
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lapeer, MI 48446
I believe therapy is a mutual process between the client and the therapist. The therapeutic relationship is built on trust and respect. My goal is not to "fix" someone's problems; but to offer my clients the tools to foster growth and change within themselves and their own life through the exploration of techniques, self reflection and various art mediums.
I believe therapy is a mutual process between the client and the therapist. The therapeutic relationship is built on trust and respect. My goal is not to "fix" someone's problems; but to offer my clients the tools to foster growth and change within themselves and their own life through the exploration of techniques, self reflection and various art mediums.
(947) 203-3331 View (947) 203-3331
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Steven M Brooks
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MSLLP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lapeer, MI 48446
I enjoy a good challenge. I enjoy working with several different type clients. Lately I have been working with gamblers and really enjoy the challenges they present. I have a long history of working with children and know a lot about ADHD. Additionally, I enjoy discussing how GOD can change us and How to be Free. If you want to discuss your concerns please contact me. I have developed a private office where I can do a sliding scale for people who want counseling but may be limited in resources.
I enjoy a good challenge. I enjoy working with several different type clients. Lately I have been working with gamblers and really enjoy the challenges they present. I have a long history of working with children and know a lot about ADHD. Additionally, I enjoy discussing how GOD can change us and How to be Free. If you want to discuss your concerns please contact me. I have developed a private office where I can do a sliding scale for people who want counseling but may be limited in resources.
(810) 991-4464 View (810) 991-4464
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Eric Eugene Craig
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lapeer, MI 48446
One of my professional idols, Irvin Yalom, MD, coined one of my favorite terms, "Fellow Travelers." We are all Fellow Travelers...and at any given time, we are at one crossroads or another in life. I am here to meet you at your crossroads. I provide a collaborative psychotherapy with adults and teens. I have a broad range of experience in working with individuals experiencing Depression, Anxiety, and all sorts of major life adjustment issues. My therapeutic orientation is primarily Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy while incorporating eclectic ideas including Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, DBT-Informed, and Neuropsychotherapy.
One of my professional idols, Irvin Yalom, MD, coined one of my favorite terms, "Fellow Travelers." We are all Fellow Travelers...and at any given time, we are at one crossroads or another in life. I am here to meet you at your crossroads. I provide a collaborative psychotherapy with adults and teens. I have a broad range of experience in working with individuals experiencing Depression, Anxiety, and all sorts of major life adjustment issues. My therapeutic orientation is primarily Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy while incorporating eclectic ideas including Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, DBT-Informed, and Neuropsychotherapy.
(248) 712-1327 View (248) 712-1327
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Therapy in Your House Slippers!
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lapeer, MI 48446
Since the COVID-19 crisis began, I moved all of my clients to video or telephone calls. I plan on keeping my sessions that way. You may be having trouble in your in your life that you're not sure how to resolve? Anxiety, sadness, feeling lost, or experiencing distance between you and loved ones may be showing up for you. There are many problems that overwhelm us, and take away our confidence, our closeness, and our love for each other. What I do, and have done now for over 38 years is to help people struggling to find their way forward in their lives, resolve anger and upsets, and rediscover your own love for your life again.
Since the COVID-19 crisis began, I moved all of my clients to video or telephone calls. I plan on keeping my sessions that way. You may be having trouble in your in your life that you're not sure how to resolve? Anxiety, sadness, feeling lost, or experiencing distance between you and loved ones may be showing up for you. There are many problems that overwhelm us, and take away our confidence, our closeness, and our love for each other. What I do, and have done now for over 38 years is to help people struggling to find their way forward in their lives, resolve anger and upsets, and rediscover your own love for your life again.
(505) 465-8276 View (505) 465-8276
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Moments In Mindfulness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Lapeer, MI 48446
As we move through life, challenges can either keep us stuck or propel us into new ideas, perceptions, and growth. Counseling and life coaching can help navigate those challenges with a positive, healthy mind set. The healthier our mind set, the healthier our relationships will be with our self and others. Depression, anxiety, trauma, can hold us hostage from living our best life. Eclectic therapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and others can help bring awareness and change and lead you to a happier, more fulfilling life.
As we move through life, challenges can either keep us stuck or propel us into new ideas, perceptions, and growth. Counseling and life coaching can help navigate those challenges with a positive, healthy mind set. The healthier our mind set, the healthier our relationships will be with our self and others. Depression, anxiety, trauma, can hold us hostage from living our best life. Eclectic therapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and others can help bring awareness and change and lead you to a happier, more fulfilling life.
(810) 366-3454 View (810) 366-3454

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 48446

40+

Average cost per session

$122

Therapists in 48446 who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
93% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
81% Coping Skills
79% Trauma and PTSD
79% Self Esteem
76% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

98% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% McLaren
68% Blue Care Network

How Therapists in 48446 see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
21% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 48446?

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.