Therapists in 48824

Photo of Marla Saint Gilles, Psychologist in 48824, MI
Marla Saint Gilles
Psychologist, PhD, PL
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Lansing, MI 48824
Waitlist for new clients
Immediate openings currently for psychological/psychoeducational testing. Waitlist for new therapy clients. Are you a teen or young adult struggling with feelings of anxiety or depression? A parent of a child who is struggling academically, emotionally and/or behaviorally? My name is Dr. Marla Saint Gilles, and I want to help the child, teen or young adult in your life get the therapeutic support they deserve to heal, grow and thrive. I provide individual therapy, parent consultation sessions, and psychological/ psychoeducational evaluations for individuals ages 4- young adult.
Immediate openings currently for psychological/psychoeducational testing. Waitlist for new therapy clients. Are you a teen or young adult struggling with feelings of anxiety or depression? A parent of a child who is struggling academically, emotionally and/or behaviorally? My name is Dr. Marla Saint Gilles, and I want to help the child, teen or young adult in your life get the therapeutic support they deserve to heal, grow and thrive. I provide individual therapy, parent consultation sessions, and psychological/ psychoeducational evaluations for individuals ages 4- young adult.
(517) 273-2057 View (517) 273-2057
Photo of Dr. Joseph Mandwee, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 48824, MI
Dr. Joseph Mandwee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LMSW
Verified
East Lansing, MI 48824
As a behaviorist, I believe that the environments in which we develop ultimately play the most significant role in our actions, decisions, and outcomes. Without the proper space for growth, healing, and self-development, one may face difficulties in achieving self-realization and self-actualization. Human-beings are social creatures – genetically designed, behaviorally conditioned, and evolutionarily driven. We possess certain intrinsic, natural needs and adaptations that have developed over millions of years. If these dualistically basic and complex needs remain unfulfilled, we will struggle to attain this self-actualization.
As a behaviorist, I believe that the environments in which we develop ultimately play the most significant role in our actions, decisions, and outcomes. Without the proper space for growth, healing, and self-development, one may face difficulties in achieving self-realization and self-actualization. Human-beings are social creatures – genetically designed, behaviorally conditioned, and evolutionarily driven. We possess certain intrinsic, natural needs and adaptations that have developed over millions of years. If these dualistically basic and complex needs remain unfulfilled, we will struggle to attain this self-actualization.
(734) 514-4838 View (734) 514-4838
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Karla [Kantola] Gossens
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
East Lansing, MI 48824
You know all the right things about mental health, but your emotions still feel overwhelming. People often comment about how well-adjusted your are or compliment you on your success, but in truth, you don't feel this way. You feel stuck in your mind and struggle to process what you feel so that your can heal. It's even possible that you have tried therapy before, but you weren't able to achieve the change you wanted. If you relate to this, I can help you better understand what is going on and we can work together to get back to your most natural self.
You know all the right things about mental health, but your emotions still feel overwhelming. People often comment about how well-adjusted your are or compliment you on your success, but in truth, you don't feel this way. You feel stuck in your mind and struggle to process what you feel so that your can heal. It's even possible that you have tried therapy before, but you weren't able to achieve the change you wanted. If you relate to this, I can help you better understand what is going on and we can work together to get back to your most natural self.
(231) 201-3648 View (231) 201-3648
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Linh Tran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Lansing, MI 48824  (Online Only)
We live in a world of constant change. My goal as a therapist is to help you prepare for, embrace, and navigate change in its many forms. Whether you’re graduating from high school, dealing with work stress, preparing for marriage, or navigating conflict in relationships, I can help! As an immigrant, my lived experience is an important part of my approach to therapy. I love working with diverse populations because, like you, I have experienced the ups and downs of life. I understand the frustration of being misunderstood, the pain of being othered, and the realities of “being different.”
We live in a world of constant change. My goal as a therapist is to help you prepare for, embrace, and navigate change in its many forms. Whether you’re graduating from high school, dealing with work stress, preparing for marriage, or navigating conflict in relationships, I can help! As an immigrant, my lived experience is an important part of my approach to therapy. I love working with diverse populations because, like you, I have experienced the ups and downs of life. I understand the frustration of being misunderstood, the pain of being othered, and the realities of “being different.”
(616) 326-3897 View (616) 326-3897
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Lori Tagger
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Lansing, MI 48824
Not accepting new clients
I have been in practice for over 20 years and have worked in a variety of settings including private practice, a medical setting and several university counseling centers. I have extensive training in working with women's issues, Eating Disorders and trauma/PTSD and am trained in the use of EMDR. I have experience with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sexual abuse/assault, divorce and self-esteem issues. In addition to individual therapy, I provide limited types of psychological assessment.
I have been in practice for over 20 years and have worked in a variety of settings including private practice, a medical setting and several university counseling centers. I have extensive training in working with women's issues, Eating Disorders and trauma/PTSD and am trained in the use of EMDR. I have experience with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sexual abuse/assault, divorce and self-esteem issues. In addition to individual therapy, I provide limited types of psychological assessment.
(517) 210-0009 View (517) 210-0009
Shelley B. Smithson
Psychologist, PhD, MSW
Verified
East Lansing, MI 48824  (Online Only)
People are sometimes challenged by turbulent emotions, transitions, losses or chronic mood issues. The day to day experience of emotional distress or an underlying sense of uneasiness affect vitality and are difficult to endure over time. Verbal dialogue within a relationship designed for you to freely express yourself, explore feelings and discover unconscious factors impacting you describes the change process of psychotherapy. I have seen many individuals over the years not only have symptom relief but find new paths while shedding patterns of disabling emotions, thoughts and behavior.
People are sometimes challenged by turbulent emotions, transitions, losses or chronic mood issues. The day to day experience of emotional distress or an underlying sense of uneasiness affect vitality and are difficult to endure over time. Verbal dialogue within a relationship designed for you to freely express yourself, explore feelings and discover unconscious factors impacting you describes the change process of psychotherapy. I have seen many individuals over the years not only have symptom relief but find new paths while shedding patterns of disabling emotions, thoughts and behavior.
(517) 565-0161 View (517) 565-0161
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David E Ware
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Lansing, MI 48824
The COVID pandemic has affected everyone. I have 20 years experience developing stress management strategies and I have used that experience to develop "MANAGING COVID STRESS", a program containing twelve strategies that can help you cope during these uncertain times. I also know that your life continues even in the midst of COVID and I am eager to use my 30 years experience to help with your unique challenges. I specialize in working with adults on issues of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, job stress, chronic illness, grief and loss, spirituality and trauma.
The COVID pandemic has affected everyone. I have 20 years experience developing stress management strategies and I have used that experience to develop "MANAGING COVID STRESS", a program containing twelve strategies that can help you cope during these uncertain times. I also know that your life continues even in the midst of COVID and I am eager to use my 30 years experience to help with your unique challenges. I specialize in working with adults on issues of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, job stress, chronic illness, grief and loss, spirituality and trauma.
(517) 565-0007 View (517) 565-0007
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Timothy Cefai
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
East Lansing, MI 48824
Waitlist for new clients
I have been a practicing clinical psychologist for the past 25 years, working in the areas of psychotherapy, assessment, rehabilitation, and crisis counseling. I completed a doctoral degree program in Clinical Psychology at Michigan State University, and have also engaged in numerous internships and practicums focusing on psychotherapy, inpatient treatment, group psychotherapy, substance abuse treatment, as well as psychological and neuropsychological assessment. All of these experiences have deepened my knowledge and understanding of individuals who strive to grow, to heal, and to realize their unique potential.
I have been a practicing clinical psychologist for the past 25 years, working in the areas of psychotherapy, assessment, rehabilitation, and crisis counseling. I completed a doctoral degree program in Clinical Psychology at Michigan State University, and have also engaged in numerous internships and practicums focusing on psychotherapy, inpatient treatment, group psychotherapy, substance abuse treatment, as well as psychological and neuropsychological assessment. All of these experiences have deepened my knowledge and understanding of individuals who strive to grow, to heal, and to realize their unique potential.
(517) 282-0302 View (517) 282-0302
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Jessica Krueger
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
East Lansing, MI 48824
Not accepting new clients
*NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. Hi there! My name is Jessica, and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I believe the real job of therapy is to provide a safe place where you get to know yourself better and make changes in your life. My goal is to help you express emotions that are interfering with your life, and guide you through them at your own pace. It is a collaborative process where we work together to explore what you are going through and identify what you are looking to accomplish. It is important to me throughout this process you are feeling heard, understood, and respected.
*NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. Hi there! My name is Jessica, and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I believe the real job of therapy is to provide a safe place where you get to know yourself better and make changes in your life. My goal is to help you express emotions that are interfering with your life, and guide you through them at your own pace. It is a collaborative process where we work together to explore what you are going through and identify what you are looking to accomplish. It is important to me throughout this process you are feeling heard, understood, and respected.
(517) 465-3091 View (517) 465-3091
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Tina Timm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LMSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
East Lansing, MI 48824
I primarily see clients who are struggling with issues related to sexuality. This is broadly defined but would include problems with intimacy (e.g., difficulty maintaining closeness), desire (e.g., not wanting to have sex), arousal (e.g., inability to achieve or maintain erections), and orgasm (e.g., not being able to, or having it happen too quickly). If you are in a committed relationship, I encourage the partner to be involved. I also see clients who are experiencing distress related to affairs, sexual compulsivity, sexual trauma, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Clients who identify as LGBTQ+ are welcome.
I primarily see clients who are struggling with issues related to sexuality. This is broadly defined but would include problems with intimacy (e.g., difficulty maintaining closeness), desire (e.g., not wanting to have sex), arousal (e.g., inability to achieve or maintain erections), and orgasm (e.g., not being able to, or having it happen too quickly). If you are in a committed relationship, I encourage the partner to be involved. I also see clients who are experiencing distress related to affairs, sexual compulsivity, sexual trauma, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Clients who identify as LGBTQ+ are welcome.
(517) 292-0825 View (517) 292-0825
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Patricia Irene Wood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
East Lansing, MI 48824  (Online Only)
There are many reasons to seek therapy, and there's never a wrong time. Without question, therapy is helpful when suffering severe symptoms of depression, anxiety, and grief, and when life circumstances seem overwhelming. When experiencing pregnancy and postpartum, when health is compromised and changes are inevitable, or when facing the consequences from addictions, talking to a good therapist can support you through these life transitions.
There are many reasons to seek therapy, and there's never a wrong time. Without question, therapy is helpful when suffering severe symptoms of depression, anxiety, and grief, and when life circumstances seem overwhelming. When experiencing pregnancy and postpartum, when health is compromised and changes are inevitable, or when facing the consequences from addictions, talking to a good therapist can support you through these life transitions.
(517) 200-3845 View (517) 200-3845
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Comprehensive Psychological Services, P.C.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
East Lansing, MI 48824
Comprehensive Psychological Services, P.C. is a multi-disciplinary clinic with 16 professionals offering a wide range of clinical and testing services to children, adolescents, and adults. CPS has been serving the mid-Michigan area since 1984. We accept most insurances. Our website is: comprehensivepsychologicalservices.net. Please give us a call if you think we can be of help.
Comprehensive Psychological Services, P.C. is a multi-disciplinary clinic with 16 professionals offering a wide range of clinical and testing services to children, adolescents, and adults. CPS has been serving the mid-Michigan area since 1984. We accept most insurances. Our website is: comprehensivepsychologicalservices.net. Please give us a call if you think we can be of help.
(517) 879-0436 View (517) 879-0436
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Amy Burton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
East Lansing, MI 48824
I have worked in the Mental Health field for over 15 years on a full and part-time basis. I am passionate about working with people to discover, build and strengthen skills to create a healthy mind and healthy relationships. Life can present opportunities for personal growth that often feel painful or confusing. I believe in providing a compassionate, hopeful, informed objective position to support you as you work through life stress, trauma or personal challenges.
I have worked in the Mental Health field for over 15 years on a full and part-time basis. I am passionate about working with people to discover, build and strengthen skills to create a healthy mind and healthy relationships. Life can present opportunities for personal growth that often feel painful or confusing. I believe in providing a compassionate, hopeful, informed objective position to support you as you work through life stress, trauma or personal challenges.
(517) 376-4797 View (517) 376-4797
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Aimee Kauffman
Counselor, LPC
Verified
East Lansing, MI 48824
Sometimes in life we struggle and feel overwhelmed by our problems or circumstances. During these times, it is beneficial to sit with a compassionate and objective therapist to help identify potential solutions that lead to change, improvement, and growth. Often, people have erroneous thought patterns or long held mistaken beliefs about themselves, which prevent them from achieving the life they want. My approach is to create a sensitive and nonjudgmental environment to assist you in properly identifying the root cause of the problem or to provide the coping skills that make the situation less overwhelming and more tolerable.
Sometimes in life we struggle and feel overwhelmed by our problems or circumstances. During these times, it is beneficial to sit with a compassionate and objective therapist to help identify potential solutions that lead to change, improvement, and growth. Often, people have erroneous thought patterns or long held mistaken beliefs about themselves, which prevent them from achieving the life they want. My approach is to create a sensitive and nonjudgmental environment to assist you in properly identifying the root cause of the problem or to provide the coping skills that make the situation less overwhelming and more tolerable.
(517) 728-0288 View (517) 728-0288
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Emily Vliek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Lansing, MI 48824
Often life's transitions can be difficult to navigate and we can have barriers, past or present, which inhibit our ability to change and adapt. I believe in the individuals ability to change and reconcile ourselves with the challenges and difficulties that life presents. I am honored to partner with clients and empower them to find the tools and strength to overcome difficulties and enhance their coping abilities. I offer an objective and safe environment to share your thoughts, emotions and struggles.
Often life's transitions can be difficult to navigate and we can have barriers, past or present, which inhibit our ability to change and adapt. I believe in the individuals ability to change and reconcile ourselves with the challenges and difficulties that life presents. I am honored to partner with clients and empower them to find the tools and strength to overcome difficulties and enhance their coping abilities. I offer an objective and safe environment to share your thoughts, emotions and struggles.
(517) 623-5267 View (517) 623-5267
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A Better Tomorrow Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW, LLP
Verified
East Lansing, MI 48824  (Online Only)
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As a solution-focused psychologist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While I can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As a solution-focused psychologist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While I can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.
(517) 236-8540 View (517) 236-8540
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Erica A. Nordquist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Lansing, MI 48824
MFTs are mental health professionals trained in psychotherapy and family systems, and licensed to treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage, couples and families. I enjoy working with couples, individuals, adolescents and families in a client-centered, collaborative manner to reach their goals. I often work with people who are struggling with relationship stressors, experiencing remarriage and divorce adjustments, life stage changes, family of origin challenges, work stress, depression and anxiety.
MFTs are mental health professionals trained in psychotherapy and family systems, and licensed to treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage, couples and families. I enjoy working with couples, individuals, adolescents and families in a client-centered, collaborative manner to reach their goals. I often work with people who are struggling with relationship stressors, experiencing remarriage and divorce adjustments, life stage changes, family of origin challenges, work stress, depression and anxiety.
(517) 777-9442 View (517) 777-9442
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Amanda Dubey-Zerka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
East Lansing, MI 48824
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working with clients 8 and older, and I have extensive experience working with teens and adult women. I believe therapy should be collaborative and I appreciate when clients are open and willing to try new strategies outside of session. I use a prescriptive approach, finding the mode of treatment that will work best for each client. Clients can expect to be treated with compassion and respect, and to be fully informed of the treatment process.
I enjoy working with clients 8 and older, and I have extensive experience working with teens and adult women. I believe therapy should be collaborative and I appreciate when clients are open and willing to try new strategies outside of session. I use a prescriptive approach, finding the mode of treatment that will work best for each client. Clients can expect to be treated with compassion and respect, and to be fully informed of the treatment process.
(517) 940-8149 View (517) 940-8149
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Sara E Timmons
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Lansing, MI 48824
I believe all clients possess the solutions to their problems. Therapy is a place to discover these solutions and find new ways of thinking, behaving, and feeling. Working from a systemic and insight-oriented perspective, I help clients achieve a better sense of awareness that can alter behavior and functioning. As a client-focused therapist, I strongly value the therapeutic relationship. Whether the focus is to alleviate current stress or understand life-long issues, I provide a safe, supportive, and compassionate space that allows us to develop a collaborative relationship to work towards achieving the goals of the client.
I believe all clients possess the solutions to their problems. Therapy is a place to discover these solutions and find new ways of thinking, behaving, and feeling. Working from a systemic and insight-oriented perspective, I help clients achieve a better sense of awareness that can alter behavior and functioning. As a client-focused therapist, I strongly value the therapeutic relationship. Whether the focus is to alleviate current stress or understand life-long issues, I provide a safe, supportive, and compassionate space that allows us to develop a collaborative relationship to work towards achieving the goals of the client.
(219) 230-3516 View (219) 230-3516
Photo of Sacha Feirstein, LMSW, ACSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 48824, MI
Sacha Feirstein, LMSW, ACSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW
Verified
East Lansing, MI 48824  (Online Only)
I provide a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment for you to explore personal issues, dilemmas, and concerns in a professional setting. I utilize a highly empathic approach, always keeping in mind your comfort level & sense of security. I believe that psychotherapy can be deeply transformative and healing. I provide you the opportunity to embark upon a process of personal growth and development in an atmosphere of compassion and support. Therapy can be used to address problems as well as existential concerns, dreams, fears, and life transitions. I work with people of all races, sexual orientations, gender identities.
I provide a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment for you to explore personal issues, dilemmas, and concerns in a professional setting. I utilize a highly empathic approach, always keeping in mind your comfort level & sense of security. I believe that psychotherapy can be deeply transformative and healing. I provide you the opportunity to embark upon a process of personal growth and development in an atmosphere of compassion and support. Therapy can be used to address problems as well as existential concerns, dreams, fears, and life transitions. I work with people of all races, sexual orientations, gender identities.
(734) 237-6801 View (734) 237-6801

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Number of Therapists in 48824

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 48824 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
90% Depression
83% Stress
81% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
71% Grief
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% BlueCross and BlueShield
62% Blue Care Network
56% Aetna

How Therapists in 48824 see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
17% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 48824?

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.