Photo of Christine Walmsley, Licensed Professional Counselor in 49002, MI
Christine Walmsley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portage, MI 49002
Not accepting new clients
My approach is strength based, and starts with creating a safe and comfortable space. I work to empower clients and family members to meet their goals in order to be successful in all aspects of their lives. I have clinical experience working with clients seeking therapy for anxiety, depression, teen issues, and life adjustments. I am trained in EMDR to help clients through past traumas. In addition to experience working with young adults, I work with children and adolescent clients and their families to address their emotional and behavioral problems.
My approach is strength based, and starts with creating a safe and comfortable space. I work to empower clients and family members to meet their goals in order to be successful in all aspects of their lives. I have clinical experience working with clients seeking therapy for anxiety, depression, teen issues, and life adjustments. I am trained in EMDR to help clients through past traumas. In addition to experience working with young adults, I work with children and adolescent clients and their families to address their emotional and behavioral problems.
(269) 804-6280 View (269) 804-6280
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Roxanne Ward
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Portage, MI 49002
At times, we may find ourselves in need of additional assistance, for various reasons. If you are considering therapy, I would be honored to join you on this journey, and offer support for you, your child or your family. I believe you are the expert on your life, so we will work together on setting goals and finding ways to meet them, that work for you and your family. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe, non-judgmental space where you can feel heard, be vulnerable, and gain confidence to use your strengths to improve your daily living and achieve your goals.
At times, we may find ourselves in need of additional assistance, for various reasons. If you are considering therapy, I would be honored to join you on this journey, and offer support for you, your child or your family. I believe you are the expert on your life, so we will work together on setting goals and finding ways to meet them, that work for you and your family. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe, non-judgmental space where you can feel heard, be vulnerable, and gain confidence to use your strengths to improve your daily living and achieve your goals.
(947) 203-3466 View (947) 203-3466
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Cassandra Burlingame
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portage, MI 49002
SISU is a Finnish word that closely translates to strength of will, determination, and perseverance. Sisu is tapping into the strength beyond what you initially thought you had. As your therapist, I aim to help you find your sisu and overcome barriers keeping you from experiencing well-being and peace while providing the affirmation you need to feel supported.
SISU is a Finnish word that closely translates to strength of will, determination, and perseverance. Sisu is tapping into the strength beyond what you initially thought you had. As your therapist, I aim to help you find your sisu and overcome barriers keeping you from experiencing well-being and peace while providing the affirmation you need to feel supported.
(269) 247-4501 View (269) 247-4501
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David Lawrence
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Portage, MI 49002
I focus on using evidenced based therapies in order to provide my clients with effective treatments for a variety of problems. My aim is to help clients to understand their personal values in life, to achieve their personal goals, and to overcome the barriers that interfere with living a values-based life. I personally believe that we are all doing the best we can, and that we can all benefit from having someone support us in making meaningful changes in our lives. I specialize in treatments for trauma, perfectionism, and treatment resistant anxiety and depression.
I focus on using evidenced based therapies in order to provide my clients with effective treatments for a variety of problems. My aim is to help clients to understand their personal values in life, to achieve their personal goals, and to overcome the barriers that interfere with living a values-based life. I personally believe that we are all doing the best we can, and that we can all benefit from having someone support us in making meaningful changes in our lives. I specialize in treatments for trauma, perfectionism, and treatment resistant anxiety and depression.
(616) 226-5762 View (616) 226-5762
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Jillian Peyerk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Portage, MI 49002
Jillian Peyerk is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Michigan who has been practicing since 2016. She has a Master's in Clinical Social Work from Michigan State University. Jillian has years of experience with various populations. She is passionate about meeting a child or adult where they are in their life. Jillian is supportive and will utilize her skills, personal, and professional experience to assist individuals in becoming whom they want to be. Outside of work, Jillian enjoys painting, reading, learning, family activities, crafts, spending time with friends, listening to music, and traveling.
Jillian Peyerk is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Michigan who has been practicing since 2016. She has a Master's in Clinical Social Work from Michigan State University. Jillian has years of experience with various populations. She is passionate about meeting a child or adult where they are in their life. Jillian is supportive and will utilize her skills, personal, and professional experience to assist individuals in becoming whom they want to be. Outside of work, Jillian enjoys painting, reading, learning, family activities, crafts, spending time with friends, listening to music, and traveling.
(269) 421-0996 View (269) 421-0996
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Jessica Like
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Portage, MI 49002
Waitlist for new clients
Everyone has their own unique paths in life. These paths may lead to unexpected turns, different destinations, or hit a few bumps along the way creating feelings of uncertainty. Such experiences and feelings of anxiety and uncertainty may lead us into uncharted territory, challenging us to overcome. Change is hard, and change can vastly impact our social, emotional, behavioral, and physiological responses. I strive to create an atmosphere of safety, acceptance, openness, trust, and respect.
Everyone has their own unique paths in life. These paths may lead to unexpected turns, different destinations, or hit a few bumps along the way creating feelings of uncertainty. Such experiences and feelings of anxiety and uncertainty may lead us into uncharted territory, challenging us to overcome. Change is hard, and change can vastly impact our social, emotional, behavioral, and physiological responses. I strive to create an atmosphere of safety, acceptance, openness, trust, and respect.
(269) 448-1469 View (269) 448-1469
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Stephanie James
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Portage, MI 49002  (Online Only)
Stephanie “Stevie” James is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and she is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Stevie has treated patients from 7 to 60 plus years of age in the following areas: ADD/ADHD, addiction, anxiety, behavioral issues, career counseling, codependency, depression, infertility, marriage, mutism and panic disorders, pregnancy, prenatal, postpartum, relationship issues, OCD, PTSD, and trauma. Stevie received her Master of Arts in School Counseling from Eastern Michigan University and her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Central Michigan University.
Stephanie “Stevie” James is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and she is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Stevie has treated patients from 7 to 60 plus years of age in the following areas: ADD/ADHD, addiction, anxiety, behavioral issues, career counseling, codependency, depression, infertility, marriage, mutism and panic disorders, pregnancy, prenatal, postpartum, relationship issues, OCD, PTSD, and trauma. Stevie received her Master of Arts in School Counseling from Eastern Michigan University and her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Central Michigan University.
(269) 256-2427 View (269) 256-2427
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Ashley Nederveld
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portage, MI 49002  (Online Only)
I'm excited to be able to connect with clients from all over Michigan through telehealth, providing therapy from the comfort of your own space. My therapeutic approach is rooted in evidence-based treatments, tailored to your unique needs and experiences. I specialize in stress management, life transitions, women’s issues, perinatal mood disorders, anxiety, and depression. I believe in the power of therapy to help manage life's challenges and transitions, and I'm here to provide the support and tools you need to navigate these times.
I'm excited to be able to connect with clients from all over Michigan through telehealth, providing therapy from the comfort of your own space. My therapeutic approach is rooted in evidence-based treatments, tailored to your unique needs and experiences. I specialize in stress management, life transitions, women’s issues, perinatal mood disorders, anxiety, and depression. I believe in the power of therapy to help manage life's challenges and transitions, and I'm here to provide the support and tools you need to navigate these times.
(269) 421-0973 View (269) 421-0973
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Ken Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Portage, MI 49002
We all have had some life stressors and challenging situations, and we all can benefit from guidance and support to help us through those difficult times. I have worked in the mental health field for over 25 years and have assisted countless clients in coping with daily life stressors, trauma and depression during that time. Sometimes we all have things that happen and impact our lives, and we need someone to talk with about it. We can work together, to help you become the best version of yourself. I enjoy working with people from varied backgrounds.
We all have had some life stressors and challenging situations, and we all can benefit from guidance and support to help us through those difficult times. I have worked in the mental health field for over 25 years and have assisted countless clients in coping with daily life stressors, trauma and depression during that time. Sometimes we all have things that happen and impact our lives, and we need someone to talk with about it. We can work together, to help you become the best version of yourself. I enjoy working with people from varied backgrounds.
(269) 399-5192 x702 View (269) 399-5192 x702
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Bethany L Vinatieri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CDP, NPT-C
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Portage, MI 49002
Waitlist for new clients
Life is full of uncertainty, change, joy and tragedy. I feel uniquely privileged to bear witness to people's stories. I believe the most important aspect of therapy is creating a safe, compassionate space for people to explore, process and heal. I have special experiences and interests in working with adults with chronic medical illness, caregiver stress, grief, anxiety & depression. Available by referral only. I am also a registered telehealth provider in the state of Florida.
Life is full of uncertainty, change, joy and tragedy. I feel uniquely privileged to bear witness to people's stories. I believe the most important aspect of therapy is creating a safe, compassionate space for people to explore, process and heal. I have special experiences and interests in working with adults with chronic medical illness, caregiver stress, grief, anxiety & depression. Available by referral only. I am also a registered telehealth provider in the state of Florida.
(269) 249-7179 View (269) 249-7179
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Cassie Watts
Licensed Professional Counselor, LLPC
Verified Verified
Portage, MI 49002
Cassie Watts is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Michigan. She has a passion for helping teens, adults, and seniors to navigate the complications that arise from depression, grief, parenting, self-esteem difficulties, and life transitional issues.
Cassie Watts is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Michigan. She has a passion for helping teens, adults, and seniors to navigate the complications that arise from depression, grief, parenting, self-esteem difficulties, and life transitional issues.
(269) 291-0982 View (269) 291-0982
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Jessica Mayer
Counselor, LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
Portage, MI 49002
Jessica Mayer (She/Her) is a licensed professional counselor with over 10 years of experience providing therapy to individuals, children, adolescents and families. Jessica’s areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, self harm, relationship issues and life transitions. Jessica is committed to creating a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental environment where her clients feel safe to explore their thoughts and emotions. She believes that therapy is a collaborative process and works together with her clients to develop personalized treatment plans that address their unique needs and concerns.
Jessica Mayer (She/Her) is a licensed professional counselor with over 10 years of experience providing therapy to individuals, children, adolescents and families. Jessica’s areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, self harm, relationship issues and life transitions. Jessica is committed to creating a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental environment where her clients feel safe to explore their thoughts and emotions. She believes that therapy is a collaborative process and works together with her clients to develop personalized treatment plans that address their unique needs and concerns.
(269) 301-6290 View (269) 301-6290
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Logan Stout
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Portage, MI 49002
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy can be a great tool utilized to gain an outside perspective and possible new insights to the issues you are focused on resolving. Life is complicated and complex. It can be a great benefit to have someone that you can explore your thoughts with, without the worry of bias. Therapy can look very different for each person or couple and can be set up in a way that makes the patient feel comfortable. My goal is to create a comfortable atmosphere in which everyone can feel at ease exploring their goals and how their actions are helping or stopping progress. Goals may be related to an emotion, a difficult situation or other areas.
Therapy can be a great tool utilized to gain an outside perspective and possible new insights to the issues you are focused on resolving. Life is complicated and complex. It can be a great benefit to have someone that you can explore your thoughts with, without the worry of bias. Therapy can look very different for each person or couple and can be set up in a way that makes the patient feel comfortable. My goal is to create a comfortable atmosphere in which everyone can feel at ease exploring their goals and how their actions are helping or stopping progress. Goals may be related to an emotion, a difficult situation or other areas.
(269) 351-7013 View (269) 351-7013
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Haili Gabris
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Portage, MI 49002
Haili Gabris is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 6 years of professional experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, including social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, health anxiety, selective mutism, and phobias. She has also worked with depression and trauma, which often presents themselves with other disorders. Haili graduated from Western Michigan University, earning her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology.
Haili Gabris is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 6 years of professional experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, including social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, health anxiety, selective mutism, and phobias. She has also worked with depression and trauma, which often presents themselves with other disorders. Haili graduated from Western Michigan University, earning her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology.
(269) 371-7013 View (269) 371-7013
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Dr. Kristin R Gillen
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Portage, MI 49002
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that counseling can be a powerful agent of positive change in many individuals' lives and can serve as a source of hope for those who might be feeling discouraged. I operate from a strengths-based perspective where we identify personal assets you possess to help work through current concerns. Another aspect of my counseling approach involves assisting you in exploring personal meaning in your life and incorporating humor, when appropriate. Some of my specialty areas include: relationship concerns/stressors/boundaries, depression, anxiety, trauma, work stress, grief/loss, self-care, self-worth, and therapy for therapists.
I believe that counseling can be a powerful agent of positive change in many individuals' lives and can serve as a source of hope for those who might be feeling discouraged. I operate from a strengths-based perspective where we identify personal assets you possess to help work through current concerns. Another aspect of my counseling approach involves assisting you in exploring personal meaning in your life and incorporating humor, when appropriate. Some of my specialty areas include: relationship concerns/stressors/boundaries, depression, anxiety, trauma, work stress, grief/loss, self-care, self-worth, and therapy for therapists.
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Rachel Mills
Counselor, MA, LPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portage, MI 49002
Maybe you're experiencing prenatal anxiety or postpartum depression and aren't sure how to break the cycle. Maybe you want to recover from past trauma and grief with infertility, loss, birth trauma, or medical parenting and don't know where to begin. Maybe you just want to feel like yourself again since becoming a mom. No matter what challenges you face as you try to begin, grow, or support your family, I will provide a safe space for you to overcome them. I will be there to support you every step of the way as you find healing, hope, and wholeness.
Maybe you're experiencing prenatal anxiety or postpartum depression and aren't sure how to break the cycle. Maybe you want to recover from past trauma and grief with infertility, loss, birth trauma, or medical parenting and don't know where to begin. Maybe you just want to feel like yourself again since becoming a mom. No matter what challenges you face as you try to begin, grow, or support your family, I will provide a safe space for you to overcome them. I will be there to support you every step of the way as you find healing, hope, and wholeness.
(269) 399-3293 View (269) 399-3293
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Rhoda Hacker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Portage, MI 49002  (Online Only)
Rhoda Hacker is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20+ years of experience. She works with diverse populations, including active duty and veteran service members. Personal, cultural, and social conditions including negative life events (big and small) can lead to behaviors or characteristics which are not helpful. Rhoda works with those having difficulty adjusting to life transitions and those who have experienced domestic violence, sexual abuse, childhood abuse, combat, and other traumas. These experiences can increase the risk of depression, anxiety, anger, and aggression in relationships.
Rhoda Hacker is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20+ years of experience. She works with diverse populations, including active duty and veteran service members. Personal, cultural, and social conditions including negative life events (big and small) can lead to behaviors or characteristics which are not helpful. Rhoda works with those having difficulty adjusting to life transitions and those who have experienced domestic violence, sexual abuse, childhood abuse, combat, and other traumas. These experiences can increase the risk of depression, anxiety, anger, and aggression in relationships.
(269) 291-0674 View (269) 291-0674
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Ashley Huffman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-C, CAADC, C-DBT, CMIP
Verified Verified
Portage, MI 49002
Life is not easy; we often need support and someone to listen to our fears, hopes, and dreams. We sometimes need a nudge in a certain direction we can't see clearly. I can help provide that nudge with whatever you are struggling with and provide insight on how to get there. I work with a variety of ages from age 5+. Accepting new clients for telehealth!
Life is not easy; we often need support and someone to listen to our fears, hopes, and dreams. We sometimes need a nudge in a certain direction we can't see clearly. I can help provide that nudge with whatever you are struggling with and provide insight on how to get there. I work with a variety of ages from age 5+. Accepting new clients for telehealth!
(269) 466-1764 View (269) 466-1764
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Margaret L Hunter
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MS, MA, LLP, OTRL
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portage, MI 49002
Overwhelmed, confused, anxiety, frustration, stuck or numb? All relationships (marriage, partners, parenting, work) can create these feelings. Positive changes can happen with a caring and skilled professional. I work with adults and couples in issues of loss, children/adolescence, life changes, blended families, parenting, using a variety of helpful methods. I specialize in a holistic approach including cognitive therapy, DBT, marital/vocational/school issues, assertiveness, relationship support, parenting strategies, behavioral and insight based in a supportive and caring style. I have been a therapist and an educator and I have life experience that connects me with my clients.
Overwhelmed, confused, anxiety, frustration, stuck or numb? All relationships (marriage, partners, parenting, work) can create these feelings. Positive changes can happen with a caring and skilled professional. I work with adults and couples in issues of loss, children/adolescence, life changes, blended families, parenting, using a variety of helpful methods. I specialize in a holistic approach including cognitive therapy, DBT, marital/vocational/school issues, assertiveness, relationship support, parenting strategies, behavioral and insight based in a supportive and caring style. I have been a therapist and an educator and I have life experience that connects me with my clients.
(269) 421-0017 View (269) 421-0017
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Lynn Steinhauer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portage, MI 49002
In my 18 years as a clinical social worker in private practice I have worked with a wide variety of people. I see my work as that of helping people to find and enhance their own coping abilities. I see it as my privilege to people who are temporarily stuck as any of us can be. I am particularly draw to helping people who have experienced trauma, are suffering from mood disorders, eating problems and the challenges of parenting and love relationships.
In my 18 years as a clinical social worker in private practice I have worked with a wide variety of people. I see my work as that of helping people to find and enhance their own coping abilities. I see it as my privilege to people who are temporarily stuck as any of us can be. I am particularly draw to helping people who have experienced trauma, are suffering from mood disorders, eating problems and the challenges of parenting and love relationships.
(269) 231-1596 View (269) 231-1596

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Number of Therapists in 49002

100+

Average cost per session

$162

Therapists in 49002 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
92% Depression
80% Trauma and PTSD
78% Relationship Issues
78% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
70% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
69% Priority Health

How Therapists in 49002 see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 49002?

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.