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Angela Willits
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53711  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! Seeking mental health care can be a big step for people, and I'm happy you found your way to my page. I'm a clinical social worker dedicated to providing evidence-based psychotherapy that is identity-affirming and empowering. I believe we all have an innate wisdom about what we need and what might be helpful, and I love partnering with clients on finding ways to make changes in their lives.
Hello and welcome! Seeking mental health care can be a big step for people, and I'm happy you found your way to my page. I'm a clinical social worker dedicated to providing evidence-based psychotherapy that is identity-affirming and empowering. I believe we all have an innate wisdom about what we need and what might be helpful, and I love partnering with clients on finding ways to make changes in their lives.
(608) 650-5194 View (608) 650-5194
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Anne-Marie Makongho
Counselor, MSE, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53711
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, burned out, struggling with your mental health, and substance use due to life transitions, relationships, peer relationships, school, parenting/co-parenting struggles, divorce, traumatic experiences, abuse, balancing work and personal life, and other stress-triggering events? I offer online and in-office therapy sessions working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families with a holistic approach to helping clients. Taking New CLIENTS, no waitlist.
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, burned out, struggling with your mental health, and substance use due to life transitions, relationships, peer relationships, school, parenting/co-parenting struggles, divorce, traumatic experiences, abuse, balancing work and personal life, and other stress-triggering events? I offer online and in-office therapy sessions working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families with a holistic approach to helping clients. Taking New CLIENTS, no waitlist.
(608) 596-5862 View (608) 596-5862
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Jason Levine
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53711
Jason's presence is reassuring, as his competence is immediately apparent. He pays close attention, and his keen analytical eye will discern patterns, irrational thinking habits, and unintentionally self-defeating behaviors that one may have engaged in for years. With extensive experience providing direct support to individuals with disabilities and their caretakers, Jason is happy to have broadened his practice area to include a fuller range of concerns. Jason enjoys helping individuals who are struggling with issues around life direction and finding meaning.
Jason's presence is reassuring, as his competence is immediately apparent. He pays close attention, and his keen analytical eye will discern patterns, irrational thinking habits, and unintentionally self-defeating behaviors that one may have engaged in for years. With extensive experience providing direct support to individuals with disabilities and their caretakers, Jason is happy to have broadened his practice area to include a fuller range of concerns. Jason enjoys helping individuals who are struggling with issues around life direction and finding meaning.
(608) 580-5478 View (608) 580-5478
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Abegglen Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMFTs, CSACs
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Our mission, at Abegglen Counseling, is to bring caring, compassionate, culturally responsive counseling to all, regardless of race, gender, and income. ​ The providers at Abegglen Counseling understand that making the choice to see a therapist is not always easy so we work hard to ensure every client feels safe, supported, and validated when they are working with us. Abegglen Counseling vows to make each client's unique change process more manageable by offering high quality mental health counseling that supports healing, assists in change and encourages growth.
Our mission, at Abegglen Counseling, is to bring caring, compassionate, culturally responsive counseling to all, regardless of race, gender, and income. ​ The providers at Abegglen Counseling understand that making the choice to see a therapist is not always easy so we work hard to ensure every client feels safe, supported, and validated when they are working with us. Abegglen Counseling vows to make each client's unique change process more manageable by offering high quality mental health counseling that supports healing, assists in change and encourages growth.
(608) 319-1858 View (608) 319-1858
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Open Space LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53711
My best fit client is an individual or couple or family that is ready for change. I work best with clients who are ready to embrace themselves or relationships in a nonjudgemental and accountable way. I will at times provide therapeutic homework and I can extend sessions to longer than hour because people need to express themselves in more than 55 minutes sometimes. If you are someone who likes to think outside of the box, you will enjoy my expressive arts background that supports inner wisdom and treats you, the client, as the other expert in the room. I am also a Certified Mental Health & Nutrition Clinical Specialist.
My best fit client is an individual or couple or family that is ready for change. I work best with clients who are ready to embrace themselves or relationships in a nonjudgemental and accountable way. I will at times provide therapeutic homework and I can extend sessions to longer than hour because people need to express themselves in more than 55 minutes sometimes. If you are someone who likes to think outside of the box, you will enjoy my expressive arts background that supports inner wisdom and treats you, the client, as the other expert in the room. I am also a Certified Mental Health & Nutrition Clinical Specialist.
(608) 496-9614 View (608) 496-9614
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Inner Strength Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53711  (Online Only)
So, I guess your question would be, "Why should I choose you as my therapist over others? Will I make more progress working with you?" I do believe in educating clients with regard to CBT/DBT/Mindfulness techniques, which are invaluable when used to improve everyday functioning and helping individuals manage distress. However, where clients remain stuck is a combination of 1) Not being aware of underlying unresolved issues and 2) Not knowing how to get at them and bring them forward to consciousness. Often, therapists work with traumatic 'events' that clients bring to them. I process these events, but also help uncover more.
So, I guess your question would be, "Why should I choose you as my therapist over others? Will I make more progress working with you?" I do believe in educating clients with regard to CBT/DBT/Mindfulness techniques, which are invaluable when used to improve everyday functioning and helping individuals manage distress. However, where clients remain stuck is a combination of 1) Not being aware of underlying unresolved issues and 2) Not knowing how to get at them and bring them forward to consciousness. Often, therapists work with traumatic 'events' that clients bring to them. I process these events, but also help uncover more.
(608) 420-3728 View (608) 420-3728
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Jessica Burfield
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53711
I am committed to fostering well-being and relational harmony. I specialize in individual therapy for depression and anxiety, trauma therapy, perinatal mental health, women's issues and couples therapy. I believe in meeting people where they are at, and trust that everyone is the expert of their own lived experiences. I use a collaborative approach to helping clients reach their goals. My approach offers understanding, compassion, authenticity and humor.
I am committed to fostering well-being and relational harmony. I specialize in individual therapy for depression and anxiety, trauma therapy, perinatal mental health, women's issues and couples therapy. I believe in meeting people where they are at, and trust that everyone is the expert of their own lived experiences. I use a collaborative approach to helping clients reach their goals. My approach offers understanding, compassion, authenticity and humor.
(608) 708-7505 View (608) 708-7505
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Elizabeth Schrimpf
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53711
Elizabeth Schrimpf is a licensed professional counselor, who has been practicing since 2014. She graduated from Lakeland College in Sheboygan, WI with a community mental health counseling focusing on young adults and individuals transitioning from one stage of life to another. Elizabeth believes in a holistic, whole-person approach to care focused on learning to manage and process complicated emotions. Her main areas of focus include anxiety and depression, grief, burnout and adjusting to lifestyle changes such as divorce/relationship end, parenthood and retirement.
Elizabeth Schrimpf is a licensed professional counselor, who has been practicing since 2014. She graduated from Lakeland College in Sheboygan, WI with a community mental health counseling focusing on young adults and individuals transitioning from one stage of life to another. Elizabeth believes in a holistic, whole-person approach to care focused on learning to manage and process complicated emotions. Her main areas of focus include anxiety and depression, grief, burnout and adjusting to lifestyle changes such as divorce/relationship end, parenthood and retirement.
(608) 200-5433 View (608) 200-5433
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Carolyn J. Moynihan-Bradt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53711
Carolyn Moynihan-Bradt, M.S.W., has practiced individual, marriage and family therapy for thirty-five years. She networks on the national level as a leading voice among hr colleagues: lecturing, teaching, writing and researching while maintaining a private practice in Madison, Wisconsin. Moynihan-Bradt brings an inter-generational family systems perspective to therapy with an emphasis on person change. She listens with enormous respect for the individual and their unique history and she possesses a rare depth of understanding. She specializes in emotional issues surrounding life transitions, separation and divorce, stepfamilies, rebalancing families after a loss, and young professional.
Carolyn Moynihan-Bradt, M.S.W., has practiced individual, marriage and family therapy for thirty-five years. She networks on the national level as a leading voice among hr colleagues: lecturing, teaching, writing and researching while maintaining a private practice in Madison, Wisconsin. Moynihan-Bradt brings an inter-generational family systems perspective to therapy with an emphasis on person change. She listens with enormous respect for the individual and their unique history and she possesses a rare depth of understanding. She specializes in emotional issues surrounding life transitions, separation and divorce, stepfamilies, rebalancing families after a loss, and young professional.
(608) 247-5295 View (608) 247-5295
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Jennifer Fortune
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, APSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53711
Are you tired of feeling sad and anxious? Are you ready to live the life you want instead of the life you feel stuck in? Are you seeking support as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community? If you are looking for a therapist who balances a humorous, direct approach with warmth and individual support, I’ll be a good fit for helping you create change. I specialize in working with clients who are exploring gender identity, healing family conflict and transgenerational trauma, and helping neurodiverse individuals navigate a world designed for neurotypical people.
Are you tired of feeling sad and anxious? Are you ready to live the life you want instead of the life you feel stuck in? Are you seeking support as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community? If you are looking for a therapist who balances a humorous, direct approach with warmth and individual support, I’ll be a good fit for helping you create change. I specialize in working with clients who are exploring gender identity, healing family conflict and transgenerational trauma, and helping neurodiverse individuals navigate a world designed for neurotypical people.
(608) 344-6755 View (608) 344-6755
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Jody Reiss
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53711
Jody Reiss is a licensed psychotherapist who received her MS, LMFT from Edgewood College. In therapy, Jody uses an integrative perspective, including strength based, internal famly systems, psychodynamic, solution focused, humor, and play. She creates an atmosphere that is safe, supportive and non-judgemental. Jody has experience working collaboratively, with all ages from 5 through 84, all genders, the LGBTQ community, individuals, couples and families, on issues that include anxiety, depression, loss, self-esteem, body dysmorphia and trauma.
Jody Reiss is a licensed psychotherapist who received her MS, LMFT from Edgewood College. In therapy, Jody uses an integrative perspective, including strength based, internal famly systems, psychodynamic, solution focused, humor, and play. She creates an atmosphere that is safe, supportive and non-judgemental. Jody has experience working collaboratively, with all ages from 5 through 84, all genders, the LGBTQ community, individuals, couples and families, on issues that include anxiety, depression, loss, self-esteem, body dysmorphia and trauma.
(608) 686-6411 View (608) 686-6411
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Ginger Liebmann
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53711
Are you feeling like you're stuck in a rut? Maybe the holiday season isn't bringing you as much joy as you hoped, or perhaps you're feeling that you've lost yourself in trying to please those around you. Our relationships with ourselves and others have a direct impact on our overall mental health and wellbeing, and it's hard to feel like our best selves when we are overwhelmed and exhausted. These feelings are especially common this time of year - days are short, stress is high, and to do lists are long. If you're feeling burnt out and looking for a recharge, I'd love to help you work through this process.
Are you feeling like you're stuck in a rut? Maybe the holiday season isn't bringing you as much joy as you hoped, or perhaps you're feeling that you've lost yourself in trying to please those around you. Our relationships with ourselves and others have a direct impact on our overall mental health and wellbeing, and it's hard to feel like our best selves when we are overwhelmed and exhausted. These feelings are especially common this time of year - days are short, stress is high, and to do lists are long. If you're feeling burnt out and looking for a recharge, I'd love to help you work through this process.
(608) 909-8669 View (608) 909-8669
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Gabrielle Montana
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, SAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Waitlist for new clients
Anxiety is a b!tch - the heart racing, chest tightening, skin crawling, keeps you up all night kind. If you grew up in an emotionally or physically unsafe environment, been in inconsistent and unstable relationships, and live on edge with the fear of never reaching enoughness, then you get it. You find yourself being on guard, overachieving, people pleasing, and quieting your voice as a means to survive with the least amount of damage. You minimize your experiences and often say “I’m fine” when really you are living in your own personal hell and trauma is the prison keeper.
Anxiety is a b!tch - the heart racing, chest tightening, skin crawling, keeps you up all night kind. If you grew up in an emotionally or physically unsafe environment, been in inconsistent and unstable relationships, and live on edge with the fear of never reaching enoughness, then you get it. You find yourself being on guard, overachieving, people pleasing, and quieting your voice as a means to survive with the least amount of damage. You minimize your experiences and often say “I’m fine” when really you are living in your own personal hell and trauma is the prison keeper.
(608) 527-0335 View (608) 527-0335
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Kevin Davies
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53711
Kevin uses a collaborative and flexible approach in his work with clients of all backgrounds. His attitude of warmth and non judgement, deliberate attention to the present moment, and familiarity with effective treatment models invites you to open up to your experience in order to pursue what truly matters to you. Kevin has worked with teens, adults, and couples in a variety of settings throughout his career. His experience in crisis management and community-based programs helps him stand with clients during struggles and triumphs with an open heart.
Kevin uses a collaborative and flexible approach in his work with clients of all backgrounds. His attitude of warmth and non judgement, deliberate attention to the present moment, and familiarity with effective treatment models invites you to open up to your experience in order to pursue what truly matters to you. Kevin has worked with teens, adults, and couples in a variety of settings throughout his career. His experience in crisis management and community-based programs helps him stand with clients during struggles and triumphs with an open heart.
(608) 336-4460 View (608) 336-4460
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Anna Roberts
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53711
Anna B. Roberts is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2018. She has a BA in Sociology from Sonoma State University and an MA in Social Work (MSW) from Boston College. Anna loves working with children, adolescents, and families. She has years of experience providing trauma informed care as well as CBT, MI, PCP, and play therapy. Anna uses her background in art to promote healing and positive mental health in her therapy sessions. She hopes to earn credentialing as an Art Therapist and in EMDR. Anna and her husband have been married for 11+ years and have been trying to grow their family.
Anna B. Roberts is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2018. She has a BA in Sociology from Sonoma State University and an MA in Social Work (MSW) from Boston College. Anna loves working with children, adolescents, and families. She has years of experience providing trauma informed care as well as CBT, MI, PCP, and play therapy. Anna uses her background in art to promote healing and positive mental health in her therapy sessions. She hopes to earn credentialing as an Art Therapist and in EMDR. Anna and her husband have been married for 11+ years and have been trying to grow their family.
(608) 200-5129 View (608) 200-5129
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Tori Lewis
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53711
Welcoming new clients! My intention is to be your partner in a journey of self-exploration to tap into your full potential. I will encourage and challenge you to create your own meaning in life and express your most authentic self. We will explore the way you move through the world with a sense of curiosity, humor, and lightheartedness rather than judgment. My focus is on who people are, what they have to offer, and their strengths, rather than who they are not. I believe in the power of deep human connections; It is always an honor and privilege to be a part of my clients' journey. I look forward to meeting you!
Welcoming new clients! My intention is to be your partner in a journey of self-exploration to tap into your full potential. I will encourage and challenge you to create your own meaning in life and express your most authentic self. We will explore the way you move through the world with a sense of curiosity, humor, and lightheartedness rather than judgment. My focus is on who people are, what they have to offer, and their strengths, rather than who they are not. I believe in the power of deep human connections; It is always an honor and privilege to be a part of my clients' journey. I look forward to meeting you!
(608) 650-5584 View (608) 650-5584
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Tracy Fey Blackstone
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, CRC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Not accepting new clients
As an AuDHD therapist, I specialize in supporting adults with ADHD and high-masking Autism. Whether you suspect neurodivergence, received a recent diagnosis, or struggled long-term, I'm here to help you thrive in a world that suits you. You may be wary of therapy due to past negative experiences, as many therapists lack the knowledge to tackle ADHD, ASD, and disability intricacies, especially in adults. However, I am NOT your typical therapist. I believe in taking a more casual, non-traditional approach that prioritizes humor, authenticity, and genuine connection over showcasing my expertise.
As an AuDHD therapist, I specialize in supporting adults with ADHD and high-masking Autism. Whether you suspect neurodivergence, received a recent diagnosis, or struggled long-term, I'm here to help you thrive in a world that suits you. You may be wary of therapy due to past negative experiences, as many therapists lack the knowledge to tackle ADHD, ASD, and disability intricacies, especially in adults. However, I am NOT your typical therapist. I believe in taking a more casual, non-traditional approach that prioritizes humor, authenticity, and genuine connection over showcasing my expertise.
(608) 336-3893 View (608) 336-3893
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Stacy L Knoll
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC , CPT
Verified Verified
Fitchburg, WI 53711
I am all about meeting people where they are. I believe in creating an environment that feels safe and trusting. I work hard at listening and not trying to talk people out of their feelings. It is not my job to fix problems, but to help guide people to make changes, in order to meet the goals that are important in their lives.
I am all about meeting people where they are. I believe in creating an environment that feels safe and trusting. I work hard at listening and not trying to talk people out of their feelings. It is not my job to fix problems, but to help guide people to make changes, in order to meet the goals that are important in their lives.
(608) 471-6768 View (608) 471-6768
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Holly Erskine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Hello, my name is Holly Erskine and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin. You have demonstrated a lot of courage by reaching out for help. I am here to offer you a safe space where you can feel heard. I approach psychotherapy using a trauma-informed perspective which means your struggles are understandable based on your life experiences and we can work together to find effective ways to achieve your goals.
Hello, my name is Holly Erskine and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin. You have demonstrated a lot of courage by reaching out for help. I am here to offer you a safe space where you can feel heard. I approach psychotherapy using a trauma-informed perspective which means your struggles are understandable based on your life experiences and we can work together to find effective ways to achieve your goals.
(608) 636-8151 View (608) 636-8151
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Jayme O Niemeier
Psychologist, PhD, SC
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53711
Let's get through this together. There comes a time when each of us desires significant change. Knowing where to start can feel difficult and overwhelming. For some, the path is more manageable if they allow themselves to travel with someone. Therapy offers you the opportunity and safe place to decide how you would like your life to be different. As a psychologist, I offer a non-judgmental, supportive and collaborative space for people to find their own, unique path to a deeper, more meaningful, value-filled life.
Let's get through this together. There comes a time when each of us desires significant change. Knowing where to start can feel difficult and overwhelming. For some, the path is more manageable if they allow themselves to travel with someone. Therapy offers you the opportunity and safe place to decide how you would like your life to be different. As a psychologist, I offer a non-judgmental, supportive and collaborative space for people to find their own, unique path to a deeper, more meaningful, value-filled life.
(608) 889-2541 x103 View (608) 889-2541 x103

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 53711

100+

Average cost per session

$165

Therapists in 53711 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
81% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
69% Life Transitions
67% Trauma and PTSD
66% Self Esteem
66% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Quartz
54% Other
54% Dean Health

How Therapists in 53711 see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
20% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 53711?

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.