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Tracy Keller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
If you are a woman or a teen working through trauma or grief, you're in the right place. It's amazing how an experience can shift how you see yourself, others, or the world. Trauma or loss can be especially challenging to navigate. I'm here to help understand your life perspective and how we can work together to find growth. I see you as the expert of your life experience. Through the therapy partnership, I will help you to learn, explore, and grow from your experiences and find forward movement.
If you are a woman or a teen working through trauma or grief, you're in the right place. It's amazing how an experience can shift how you see yourself, others, or the world. Trauma or loss can be especially challenging to navigate. I'm here to help understand your life perspective and how we can work together to find growth. I see you as the expert of your life experience. Through the therapy partnership, I will help you to learn, explore, and grow from your experiences and find forward movement.
(414) 600-1568 View (414) 600-1568
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Patricia A Aniakudo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC, LCSW, CSAC, ICS
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53213  (Online Only)
My name is Patricia Aniakudo. I have over 30 years of experience in the field and am happy to walk with you on your path as you develop and meet your goals. A little bit about me; I have Master’s in Clinical Psychology and a Master’s in Social Work. Over the years I have trained and specialized in multiple areas such as: gender specific treatment for women and men, filial (parent/child) therapy, trauma informed/trauma specific treatments including responding to and managing chronic community violence, Criminality, Violence in Families, Gambling, Addiction, Parenting & Co-Parenting. individuals/ families involved in multiple systems.
My name is Patricia Aniakudo. I have over 30 years of experience in the field and am happy to walk with you on your path as you develop and meet your goals. A little bit about me; I have Master’s in Clinical Psychology and a Master’s in Social Work. Over the years I have trained and specialized in multiple areas such as: gender specific treatment for women and men, filial (parent/child) therapy, trauma informed/trauma specific treatments including responding to and managing chronic community violence, Criminality, Violence in Families, Gambling, Addiction, Parenting & Co-Parenting. individuals/ families involved in multiple systems.
(414) 626-0624 View (414) 626-0624
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Russell S Strelnick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
LEARN HOW TO MELT STRESS. I will teach you how to return to your composure so you can think clearly again and direct your actions towards doing what you 'can do' and stop worrying about the rest. www.firststepacceptance.com is my website. Insurance companies that I accept are listed. I also offer a sliding scale. Videos explaining how I approach healing work are also available.
LEARN HOW TO MELT STRESS. I will teach you how to return to your composure so you can think clearly again and direct your actions towards doing what you 'can do' and stop worrying about the rest. www.firststepacceptance.com is my website. Insurance companies that I accept are listed. I also offer a sliding scale. Videos explaining how I approach healing work are also available.
(414) 375-2790 View (414) 375-2790
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Renad Rasheed
Counselor, LPC, IT, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wauwatosa, WI 53213  (Online Only)
Are you hesitating to begin therapy because you've found it challenging to open up and connect with a therapist? It's possible that you're also grappling with issues related to self-esteem and the search for a secure and authentic space to express yourself. You recognize the potential benefits of therapy but may be struggling to find the right therapist without being weighed down by fear or guilt. Now is the perfect time for you to take that important next step.
Are you hesitating to begin therapy because you've found it challenging to open up and connect with a therapist? It's possible that you're also grappling with issues related to self-esteem and the search for a secure and authentic space to express yourself. You recognize the potential benefits of therapy but may be struggling to find the right therapist without being weighed down by fear or guilt. Now is the perfect time for you to take that important next step.
(262) 588-3525 View (262) 588-3525
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Adam Haggerty
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
As a Multicultural Existentialist Counselor, I offer an open, honest, safe, and authentic space to build understanding, promote healing, and work towards change. I am deeply committed to meeting you where you are, understanding how you got there, and where you want to be in the future without judgment. I believe in every person's inherent agency, and will work alongside you holistically to find a path forward and develop your relationship to yourself. I work with couples, adults and teens of all racial, sexual, gender, and cultural identities in areas like identity, grief, burnout and career, emotional regulation and relationships.
As a Multicultural Existentialist Counselor, I offer an open, honest, safe, and authentic space to build understanding, promote healing, and work towards change. I am deeply committed to meeting you where you are, understanding how you got there, and where you want to be in the future without judgment. I believe in every person's inherent agency, and will work alongside you holistically to find a path forward and develop your relationship to yourself. I work with couples, adults and teens of all racial, sexual, gender, and cultural identities in areas like identity, grief, burnout and career, emotional regulation and relationships.
(414) 604-6455 View (414) 604-6455
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Mandi Degner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
I am honored to be a person with whom friends, colleagues and clients have trusted to share their stories and trials and triumphs of life. I believe that our shared connections, compassion and authenticity are precious gifts to our health and wellness. The ups and downs of life often get in the way of becoming our best selves. I love working with clients who are struggling to find that voice of authenticity that’s been hidden by loneliness, comparing themselves to an impossible ideal, or even years of trauma and abuse. Together, we’ll work in collaboration, incorporating connection to mind and body to reclaim a sense of wholeness.
I am honored to be a person with whom friends, colleagues and clients have trusted to share their stories and trials and triumphs of life. I believe that our shared connections, compassion and authenticity are precious gifts to our health and wellness. The ups and downs of life often get in the way of becoming our best selves. I love working with clients who are struggling to find that voice of authenticity that’s been hidden by loneliness, comparing themselves to an impossible ideal, or even years of trauma and abuse. Together, we’ll work in collaboration, incorporating connection to mind and body to reclaim a sense of wholeness.
(262) 205-5868 View (262) 205-5868
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Kay Margaret Bollmus
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT, NCC
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Whether you are struggling with a life transition, a loss, stress of everyday life, parenting, burnout, or just want a "mental health tune-up," I will be here with an empathetic and non-judgmental ear. I believe that everyone needs a safe place to explore feelings, challenges, and possible solutions. I will combine my love of education, healing, and self-awareness as a mental health counselor that will meet you wherever you are on your path of self-discovery. I believe you have the answers within you, and by allowing time and space to explore with curiosity, you will find your way back to you.
Whether you are struggling with a life transition, a loss, stress of everyday life, parenting, burnout, or just want a "mental health tune-up," I will be here with an empathetic and non-judgmental ear. I believe that everyone needs a safe place to explore feelings, challenges, and possible solutions. I will combine my love of education, healing, and self-awareness as a mental health counselor that will meet you wherever you are on your path of self-discovery. I believe you have the answers within you, and by allowing time and space to explore with curiosity, you will find your way back to you.
(262) 588-3390 View (262) 588-3390
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Brittany Runaas
Licensed Professional Counselor, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Viewing therapy through the metaphor of a flower, I help clients plant seeds. Through intentional nurturing, the right environment and soil conditions, enough water, light and time, these seeds eventually flourish into beautiful blooms. I am both a board-certified art therapist and licensed professional counselor who works collaboratively with young adult and adult women who struggle with mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, poor body image, relationships issues, transitions, and general life concerns.
Viewing therapy through the metaphor of a flower, I help clients plant seeds. Through intentional nurturing, the right environment and soil conditions, enough water, light and time, these seeds eventually flourish into beautiful blooms. I am both a board-certified art therapist and licensed professional counselor who works collaboratively with young adult and adult women who struggle with mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, poor body image, relationships issues, transitions, and general life concerns.
(262) 218-4304 View (262) 218-4304
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Natalia Ottesen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
If you suspect that your present life is being affected by your past adverse experiences, you are not alone. If you feel that it is time for you to have a trained professional to help you with your healing journey, I will be honored to offer you my knowledge and experience. I help people feel more integrated and whole after surviving trauma, so that they can live to their fullest potential.
If you suspect that your present life is being affected by your past adverse experiences, you are not alone. If you feel that it is time for you to have a trained professional to help you with your healing journey, I will be honored to offer you my knowledge and experience. I help people feel more integrated and whole after surviving trauma, so that they can live to their fullest potential.
(262) 205-6989 View (262) 205-6989
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Kristin Damato
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
My practice is dedicated to supporting women through life's most challenging seasons. As a Licensed Professional Counselor with over a decade of experience in practice, I have a passion for walking with women through life’s hardships -whether that is through pregnancy and new motherhood, anxiety or depression, or relational difficulties due to complex trauma histories. I want you to feel safe and held without judgment, and provide feedback and support with the warmth of a friend but with sound knowledge and guidance you can trust.
My practice is dedicated to supporting women through life's most challenging seasons. As a Licensed Professional Counselor with over a decade of experience in practice, I have a passion for walking with women through life’s hardships -whether that is through pregnancy and new motherhood, anxiety or depression, or relational difficulties due to complex trauma histories. I want you to feel safe and held without judgment, and provide feedback and support with the warmth of a friend but with sound knowledge and guidance you can trust.
(414) 410-9122 View (414) 410-9122
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Kristin Belkofer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
I believe that human connection, compassion, and empathy are key to our wellness and becoming our authentic selves. As a psychotherapist, I use an integrative approach that is client-centered, insight oriented, and rooted in a deep understanding of the impact of stress and trauma on the body, mind, and relationships. Together we will create goals and a holistic plan to foster your strengths and empower you to live your best life possible.
I believe that human connection, compassion, and empathy are key to our wellness and becoming our authentic selves. As a psychotherapist, I use an integrative approach that is client-centered, insight oriented, and rooted in a deep understanding of the impact of stress and trauma on the body, mind, and relationships. Together we will create goals and a holistic plan to foster your strengths and empower you to live your best life possible.
(414) 509-0880 View (414) 509-0880
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Meg Olson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
I have two assumptions about you that I want to share. First, you are human. Second, being human means you need to feel seen, safe, secure, and soothed. I have worked with couples for over twenty years and have learned a lot about what gets in the way of connection and how to find it again. Along with couples, I also regularly see individual clients.
I have two assumptions about you that I want to share. First, you are human. Second, being human means you need to feel seen, safe, secure, and soothed. I have worked with couples for over twenty years and have learned a lot about what gets in the way of connection and how to find it again. Along with couples, I also regularly see individual clients.
(262) 205-6902 View (262) 205-6902
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MKE Community Wellness Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53213  (Online Only)
My focus is to provide Behavioral Health and Substance Use Recovery services to individuals struggling emotionally, physically, and socially in a Trauma Informed environment. Services provided come from a holistic approach. Sessions offered are individual therapy, re-entry support, and group therapy.
My focus is to provide Behavioral Health and Substance Use Recovery services to individuals struggling emotionally, physically, and socially in a Trauma Informed environment. Services provided come from a holistic approach. Sessions offered are individual therapy, re-entry support, and group therapy.
(414) 240-8607 View (414) 240-8607
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Dave Doucette
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSAC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Are you an adult struggling to be at your best at home, work, and w/ friends? Can you tell something's off but feel stuck or can’t put your finger on it? Maybe it’s stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, or using substances to self-medicate? Let me guess - you want to talk about it but don’t know where to turn and don't want to be judged? You're not alone. Many adults try “white-knuckling” it & play tug-a-war w/ themselves until they burn out. Look no further. I am here for you. As a man, father, & person who stutters, I bring a unique and sensitive perspective to learn about you, what makes you tick, and your goals.
Are you an adult struggling to be at your best at home, work, and w/ friends? Can you tell something's off but feel stuck or can’t put your finger on it? Maybe it’s stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, or using substances to self-medicate? Let me guess - you want to talk about it but don’t know where to turn and don't want to be judged? You're not alone. Many adults try “white-knuckling” it & play tug-a-war w/ themselves until they burn out. Look no further. I am here for you. As a man, father, & person who stutters, I bring a unique and sensitive perspective to learn about you, what makes you tick, and your goals.
(262) 755-1083 View (262) 755-1083
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Erika Wagner-Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53213  (Online Only)
My approach to helping you improve your life will be compassionate and insight-oriented. I believe that humor helps healing and that you are your own best expert. ​ I truly enjoy helping individuals who feel like they don't fit in one way or another. I also really enjoy helping people know their worth. Currently, as my practice is 100% Telehealth (video sessions), my clients are age 16 & older.
My approach to helping you improve your life will be compassionate and insight-oriented. I believe that humor helps healing and that you are your own best expert. ​ I truly enjoy helping individuals who feel like they don't fit in one way or another. I also really enjoy helping people know their worth. Currently, as my practice is 100% Telehealth (video sessions), my clients are age 16 & older.
(414) 404-6149 View (414) 404-6149
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Sarah Schelble
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, ATR-P, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Waitlist for new clients
Stories have power. They can shape the way we see the world, how we interact with others, and how we see and treat ourselves, and these can have a great impact on our physical and mental well-being. As an Art Therapist and Counselor, it is my goal to listen and be present for your stories and work with you to unpack their meaning. I work primarily with children, adolescents, and teens, but have worked with individuals across the life span, including those with diverse physical and neuro backgrounds. Regardless of who I am working with, I strive to be strengths-based, trauma-informed, and resilience-focused.
Stories have power. They can shape the way we see the world, how we interact with others, and how we see and treat ourselves, and these can have a great impact on our physical and mental well-being. As an Art Therapist and Counselor, it is my goal to listen and be present for your stories and work with you to unpack their meaning. I work primarily with children, adolescents, and teens, but have worked with individuals across the life span, including those with diverse physical and neuro backgrounds. Regardless of who I am working with, I strive to be strengths-based, trauma-informed, and resilience-focused.
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Karisse Callender
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, SAC
Verified Verified
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Not accepting new clients
I work with adults who identify with an ethnic minority group who may have difficulty regulating emotions, experiencing symptoms of stress or trauma, or impacted by addiction. I enjoy helping clients learn emotion regulation skills, understand how to strengthen the mind-body connection, and learn how to cope with distress through a holistic and culturally appropriate lens. I want to help clients learn how to improve their quality of life and overall mental health. I also enjoy providing education about mental health and practical ways you can take care of yourself.
I work with adults who identify with an ethnic minority group who may have difficulty regulating emotions, experiencing symptoms of stress or trauma, or impacted by addiction. I enjoy helping clients learn emotion regulation skills, understand how to strengthen the mind-body connection, and learn how to cope with distress through a holistic and culturally appropriate lens. I want to help clients learn how to improve their quality of life and overall mental health. I also enjoy providing education about mental health and practical ways you can take care of yourself.
(262) 394-8020 View (262) 394-8020
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Sarah M. Luecke
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT-IT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wauwatosa, WI 53213  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Sarah Luecke. I have lived all over Wisconsin, from small farming communities to the Milwaukee metro area. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Wisconsin – Stout. I provide tele-therapy service from the comfort and convenience of your home to individuals, couples, and families for the entire state. My focus is on family systems and I have extensive experience in grief and loss. I am also an approved provider for the Wisconsin Farmer Wellness program.
Hello, my name is Sarah Luecke. I have lived all over Wisconsin, from small farming communities to the Milwaukee metro area. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Wisconsin – Stout. I provide tele-therapy service from the comfort and convenience of your home to individuals, couples, and families for the entire state. My focus is on family systems and I have extensive experience in grief and loss. I am also an approved provider for the Wisconsin Farmer Wellness program.
(262) 394-8498 View (262) 394-8498
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Lilly Risch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
We provide a compassionate and judgment-free space where clients can delve into their emotions and beliefs. Together, we navigate the healing process collaboratively. Through EMDR therapy, we tackle traumatic memories, fostering adaptive resolution and growth. I tailor my approach, incorporating various therapeutic modalities to best support each client's journey. I firmly believe in everyone's capacity to heal and thrive beyond trauma, and I'm dedicated to facilitating that journey. My therapeutic style is solution-focused and strengths-based, utilizing advanced modalities like EMDR for efficient trauma recovery.
We provide a compassionate and judgment-free space where clients can delve into their emotions and beliefs. Together, we navigate the healing process collaboratively. Through EMDR therapy, we tackle traumatic memories, fostering adaptive resolution and growth. I tailor my approach, incorporating various therapeutic modalities to best support each client's journey. I firmly believe in everyone's capacity to heal and thrive beyond trauma, and I'm dedicated to facilitating that journey. My therapeutic style is solution-focused and strengths-based, utilizing advanced modalities like EMDR for efficient trauma recovery.
(262) 205-7849 View (262) 205-7849
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Sarah Wittmann
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53213  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Sarah, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin with over 17 years of experience. I currently enjoy working with adults (18-64) through individual, virtual therapy. I'm trained in behavioral therapies (CBT, DBT) but use an integrative and trauma-informed approach with clients primarily experiencing depression and anxiety. My other areas of focus include general stress management, parenting, relationship stress, adjusting to life transitions, women's mental health, family of origin issues, ADHD, and adoption. I'm down to earth, compassionate, and looking forward to getting started with you!
Hi! I'm Sarah, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin with over 17 years of experience. I currently enjoy working with adults (18-64) through individual, virtual therapy. I'm trained in behavioral therapies (CBT, DBT) but use an integrative and trauma-informed approach with clients primarily experiencing depression and anxiety. My other areas of focus include general stress management, parenting, relationship stress, adjusting to life transitions, women's mental health, family of origin issues, ADHD, and adoption. I'm down to earth, compassionate, and looking forward to getting started with you!
(262) 393-4507 View (262) 393-4507

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 53213

70+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 53213 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
94% Depression
92% Self Esteem
81% Coping Skills
79% Relationship Issues
78% Grief
76% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Aetna
63% Other

How Therapists in 53213 see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
14% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 53213?

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.