Therapists in 53713

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Kelly Forman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, APSW
Verified Verified
Monona, WI 53713
The wound is the place where light enters. -Rumi- Therapy is an inviting place where every single part of you is welcome; even the parts that may be difficult to share. Together we can begin to create space to begin your healing journey.
The wound is the place where light enters. -Rumi- Therapy is an inviting place where every single part of you is welcome; even the parts that may be difficult to share. Together we can begin to create space to begin your healing journey.
(608) 473-3577 View (608) 473-3577
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Dr. Lindsay McCary
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53713
I work with autistic individuals and their families as well families who are concerned their child may have autism. My primary service is comprehensive psychological evaluation for toddlers, children and adolescents when there is a question of autism. I also support a fabulous team of mental health providers who provide mental health intervention to autistic children and youth. Our Illinois location specializes in early diagnostic evaluations for children 14 months to 5 years. In Madison, WI we support diagnostic services for children 14 months to 16 years. Mental health services in both locations span up to 26 years of age.
I work with autistic individuals and their families as well families who are concerned their child may have autism. My primary service is comprehensive psychological evaluation for toddlers, children and adolescents when there is a question of autism. I also support a fabulous team of mental health providers who provide mental health intervention to autistic children and youth. Our Illinois location specializes in early diagnostic evaluations for children 14 months to 5 years. In Madison, WI we support diagnostic services for children 14 months to 16 years. Mental health services in both locations span up to 26 years of age.
(608) 680-2722 View (608) 680-2722
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Corey Poedtke
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53713
My service interest would be supporting couples who may be facing various relational challenges, such as communication breakdowns, conflicts or difficulties navigating life transitions together. These couples may be grappling the complexities of maintaining a healthy and thriving partnership while addressing their unique needs and aspirations. They may have the shared goal of fostering a deeper connection, improving communication, and enhancing overall relationship satisfaction. These clients may aspire to build resilience as a couple, overcome challenges, and create a foundation for long-term success in their partnership.
My service interest would be supporting couples who may be facing various relational challenges, such as communication breakdowns, conflicts or difficulties navigating life transitions together. These couples may be grappling the complexities of maintaining a healthy and thriving partnership while addressing their unique needs and aspirations. They may have the shared goal of fostering a deeper connection, improving communication, and enhancing overall relationship satisfaction. These clients may aspire to build resilience as a couple, overcome challenges, and create a foundation for long-term success in their partnership.
(608) 447-5370 View (608) 447-5370
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Scott Marquardt
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53713
Scott Marquardt enjoys helping adults and teens of all cultures and identities work through depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, work conflict, leadership struggles and other challenges. His formal training includes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), motivational interviewing and mindfulness techniques. However, he truly believes in a person-centered eclectic approach to give each client what they uniquely need to grow into their best selves. Scott began life as a mental health counselor after retiring from a long and fulfilling career in public safety.
Scott Marquardt enjoys helping adults and teens of all cultures and identities work through depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, work conflict, leadership struggles and other challenges. His formal training includes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), motivational interviewing and mindfulness techniques. However, he truly believes in a person-centered eclectic approach to give each client what they uniquely need to grow into their best selves. Scott began life as a mental health counselor after retiring from a long and fulfilling career in public safety.
(608) 527-0541 View (608) 527-0541
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Golshan Motamedi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53713
Not accepting new clients
Have you ever wished there was a road map to parenting? Are challenges around school becoming increasingly harder to manage for you & your child? Maybe family relationships are feeling unpredictable or explosive. Between social relationships, academic pressures, screen-time, social media and general global unrest, you may often find yourself thinking, “how do I continue to support my child through all of this?” As a team, we will work to answer this.
Have you ever wished there was a road map to parenting? Are challenges around school becoming increasingly harder to manage for you & your child? Maybe family relationships are feeling unpredictable or explosive. Between social relationships, academic pressures, screen-time, social media and general global unrest, you may often find yourself thinking, “how do I continue to support my child through all of this?” As a team, we will work to answer this.
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Avery Kowalke
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Monona, WI 53713
Are you experiencing overwhelm, anxiety, depression? Are you looking to process past events and find peace? Do you have difficulty setting boundaries or making the changes you want in your life? I am passionate about supporting people of all ages through life’s challenges. I especially enjoy working with young adults grappling with relational, college, and career transitions. I offer deep empathy and gently hold space as you navigate your journey of healing and transformation.
Are you experiencing overwhelm, anxiety, depression? Are you looking to process past events and find peace? Do you have difficulty setting boundaries or making the changes you want in your life? I am passionate about supporting people of all ages through life’s challenges. I especially enjoy working with young adults grappling with relational, college, and career transitions. I offer deep empathy and gently hold space as you navigate your journey of healing and transformation.
(608) 795-5378 View (608) 795-5378
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Sarah Cheney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53713  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
We all want a life of peace and ease; however, normal life includes challenges and struggles with painful experiences. Fortunately, contemporary, science-based mental health interventions help people reduce suffering and live life with freedom and flexibility (and maybe some fun). I can help you identify personal values, develop unique strengths, build coping skills, and experiment with behavior changes. Our work together will help connect you with who and what you most care about and help you build a meaningful and active life.
We all want a life of peace and ease; however, normal life includes challenges and struggles with painful experiences. Fortunately, contemporary, science-based mental health interventions help people reduce suffering and live life with freedom and flexibility (and maybe some fun). I can help you identify personal values, develop unique strengths, build coping skills, and experiment with behavior changes. Our work together will help connect you with who and what you most care about and help you build a meaningful and active life.
(608) 420-6154 View (608) 420-6154
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Corey Ray-Subramanian
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Monona, WI 53713
Ready to skip the long waitlists for neuropsychological testing in Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin? I offer psychological testing and diagnostic evaluations for autism, ADHD, and learning differences for children, teens, and college students. I also offer neurodiversity-affirming individual therapy.
Ready to skip the long waitlists for neuropsychological testing in Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin? I offer psychological testing and diagnostic evaluations for autism, ADHD, and learning differences for children, teens, and college students. I also offer neurodiversity-affirming individual therapy.
(608) 496-9683 View (608) 496-9683
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Adriana Gonzalez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53713
Life isn't adding up to what you imagined. You may have a nagging sense that something is missing, leaving you wrestling with anxiety or feeling trapped by the past. Whether you've exhausted all avenues or are finally ready to confront what you've been avoiding, taking this next step can feel daunting. It's especially difficult when it feels like nobody truly understands what you're going through. But here you are—because you refuse to stay stuck. What you’ve been through isn’t easy, but I want to assure you that there's hope for healing and happiness ahead.
Life isn't adding up to what you imagined. You may have a nagging sense that something is missing, leaving you wrestling with anxiety or feeling trapped by the past. Whether you've exhausted all avenues or are finally ready to confront what you've been avoiding, taking this next step can feel daunting. It's especially difficult when it feels like nobody truly understands what you're going through. But here you are—because you refuse to stay stuck. What you’ve been through isn’t easy, but I want to assure you that there's hope for healing and happiness ahead.
(608) 564-5810 View (608) 564-5810
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Lynn Flannery
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-SA, DMCP, CCTP
Verified Verified
Monona, WI 53713
Finding a therapist can be hard. Finding a therapist you feel that ‘click’ with can be even harder. There’s a lot to consider when it comes to finding someone you trust enough to help you take that initial leap of faith. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have almost 20 years of experience in this profession. My focus is adults 18+ with depression, anxiety disorders and mood disorders. I also have specialties in trauma and transgender healthcare. I am experienced in assessing readiness for gender affirming surgeries (using the most recent WPATH criteria) and writing letters of readiness for those meeting criteria.
Finding a therapist can be hard. Finding a therapist you feel that ‘click’ with can be even harder. There’s a lot to consider when it comes to finding someone you trust enough to help you take that initial leap of faith. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have almost 20 years of experience in this profession. My focus is adults 18+ with depression, anxiety disorders and mood disorders. I also have specialties in trauma and transgender healthcare. I am experienced in assessing readiness for gender affirming surgeries (using the most recent WPATH criteria) and writing letters of readiness for those meeting criteria.
(608) 420-3322 View (608) 420-3322
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Shannon Kostuck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53713  (Online Only)
Shannon works with adolescents and adults to provide evidence-based psychotherapy for the treatment of PTSD, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders and co-occurring Substance Abuse Disorders. She is a subject matter expert in the field of Suicide Prevention and has extensive experience working with individuals and families around the delicate subject of suicidality. Shannon places high value on a strengths-based approach to treatment. Her commitment to model fidelity yields data driven outcomes for clients with durable results promoting client’s to overcome mental health barriers and improve quality of life across life domains.
Shannon works with adolescents and adults to provide evidence-based psychotherapy for the treatment of PTSD, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders and co-occurring Substance Abuse Disorders. She is a subject matter expert in the field of Suicide Prevention and has extensive experience working with individuals and families around the delicate subject of suicidality. Shannon places high value on a strengths-based approach to treatment. Her commitment to model fidelity yields data driven outcomes for clients with durable results promoting client’s to overcome mental health barriers and improve quality of life across life domains.
(608) 673-4085 View (608) 673-4085
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Angela Waldoch
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
Monona, WI 53713
Not accepting new clients
Hey, I'm Angela! Please reach out via email. I'm a Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor. As part of the queer community, I understand the unique circumstances that can often come along with this lived experience, and I enjoy working with fellow LGBTQIA+ individuals and diverse folks from all walks of life. I specialize in anxiety, depression, mood disorders, CPTSD, SH/SI, life changes & transitions, identity exploration, grief and loss, and those coping with chronic illnesses. I'm sex positive, gender affirming, and find value in examining structures and systems at play that impact our mental health as well.
Hey, I'm Angela! Please reach out via email. I'm a Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor. As part of the queer community, I understand the unique circumstances that can often come along with this lived experience, and I enjoy working with fellow LGBTQIA+ individuals and diverse folks from all walks of life. I specialize in anxiety, depression, mood disorders, CPTSD, SH/SI, life changes & transitions, identity exploration, grief and loss, and those coping with chronic illnesses. I'm sex positive, gender affirming, and find value in examining structures and systems at play that impact our mental health as well.
(608) 200-2263 View (608) 200-2263
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Nathaniel Aymaar Willkomm
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53713
Your teen doesn’t know what they want, and neither do you. At home, the conflicts seem constant—you’re always butting heads and they never seem happy, no matter what you do. You feel defeated. Teenagers are looking for a sense of belonging and it’s often hard for them to feel confident and explain their internal world to others when life is throwing so much at them. They need a space for someone to listen and validate their feelings, without fear of judgment. Understanding their behavior can be confusing and frustrating, but I’m here to tell you there is hope.
Your teen doesn’t know what they want, and neither do you. At home, the conflicts seem constant—you’re always butting heads and they never seem happy, no matter what you do. You feel defeated. Teenagers are looking for a sense of belonging and it’s often hard for them to feel confident and explain their internal world to others when life is throwing so much at them. They need a space for someone to listen and validate their feelings, without fear of judgment. Understanding their behavior can be confusing and frustrating, but I’m here to tell you there is hope.
(608) 496-9797 View (608) 496-9797
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Ellanora Ward
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53713
I try and help people increase the "quality" of their lives which often means helping people whose thinking/behavior and feelings don't seem to connect.I use many different approaches to therapy and draw upon numerous orientations if helpful to the client's goal of change. I strongly advocate for the mind/body connection; healthy mind helps the body be healthier. Past issues are of importance but don't have to be the major focus. I can help you with depression, anxiety, relationship issues and PTSD. I am proud to be a Tricare provider.
I try and help people increase the "quality" of their lives which often means helping people whose thinking/behavior and feelings don't seem to connect.I use many different approaches to therapy and draw upon numerous orientations if helpful to the client's goal of change. I strongly advocate for the mind/body connection; healthy mind helps the body be healthier. Past issues are of importance but don't have to be the major focus. I can help you with depression, anxiety, relationship issues and PTSD. I am proud to be a Tricare provider.
(608) 729-7012 View (608) 729-7012
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Laughing Heart Play Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Monona, WI 53713
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience working with young children, teens and families. I hold specialized training in evidenced-based play therapy, sensory processing disorders, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, trauma-informed therapy, parent-child attachment, and attachment parenting. Through the use of play, relational and somatic therapies, I assist children and families in resolving difficulties and achieving a greater sense of well-being. My holistic approach creates a sacred space for clients and cultivates each individual’s and family’s innate capacity to heal.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience working with young children, teens and families. I hold specialized training in evidenced-based play therapy, sensory processing disorders, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, trauma-informed therapy, parent-child attachment, and attachment parenting. Through the use of play, relational and somatic therapies, I assist children and families in resolving difficulties and achieving a greater sense of well-being. My holistic approach creates a sacred space for clients and cultivates each individual’s and family’s innate capacity to heal.
(608) 580-5115 View (608) 580-5115
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Megan Pierson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53713  (Online Only)
My hope is that we can work together to establish goals and clarify the values that are important to you. As we look at what's going on in your life, we will consider what you have tried before and what barriers are hindering you from living the life you want. Together we will develop creative and flexible strategies that you can try in the future. I do not "fix" people, nor do I have all the answers in life. Instead, I deeply care for hurting people. I will help you consider other perspectives and build skills that will empower you to live a more authentic life. My hope is that you will feel seen, understood, and accepted.
My hope is that we can work together to establish goals and clarify the values that are important to you. As we look at what's going on in your life, we will consider what you have tried before and what barriers are hindering you from living the life you want. Together we will develop creative and flexible strategies that you can try in the future. I do not "fix" people, nor do I have all the answers in life. Instead, I deeply care for hurting people. I will help you consider other perspectives and build skills that will empower you to live a more authentic life. My hope is that you will feel seen, understood, and accepted.
(608) 200-2364 View (608) 200-2364
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Alexandra Iverson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53713
Alex Iverson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Wisconsin with 4 years of experience. She graduated from Edgewood College with a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy. Alex believes in an all-encompassing and collaborative treatment perspective. She strives to create a non-judgmental environment for patients to share openly and comfortably. Her therapeutic approach puts emphasis on strengths, developing new coping skills, building healthy support systems, and utilizing community resources. In her spare time, Alex enjoys hiking, music, and spending time with her kids.
Alex Iverson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Wisconsin with 4 years of experience. She graduated from Edgewood College with a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy. Alex believes in an all-encompassing and collaborative treatment perspective. She strives to create a non-judgmental environment for patients to share openly and comfortably. Her therapeutic approach puts emphasis on strengths, developing new coping skills, building healthy support systems, and utilizing community resources. In her spare time, Alex enjoys hiking, music, and spending time with her kids.
(608) 496-9443 View (608) 496-9443
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Jacy Allen-Boldebuck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Monona, WI 53713
I am an Experienced, compassionate and competent therapist. I help individuals and couples identify and understand the patterns that are causing distress and disfunction. I enjoy the process of insight building and guiding my clients towards healthy change and control over who they are and how they engage life. I have expertise in post adoption reunion issues and help adult adoptees navigate those new relationship realities.
I am an Experienced, compassionate and competent therapist. I help individuals and couples identify and understand the patterns that are causing distress and disfunction. I enjoy the process of insight building and guiding my clients towards healthy change and control over who they are and how they engage life. I have expertise in post adoption reunion issues and help adult adoptees navigate those new relationship realities.
(608) 200-3264 View (608) 200-3264
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Kevin Kavanaugh
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53713
Kevin Kavanaugh is a Psychologist in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2017. He has a PsyD from Midwestern University. Kevin utilizes a variety of clinical modalities including DBT, CBT, EMDR and other theoretical orientations blended into his practice. He has worked with age ranges from 18 all the way up to 80, and enjoys helping people process, reflect, assess, and direct themselves towards a more positive and holistic future.
Kevin Kavanaugh is a Psychologist in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2017. He has a PsyD from Midwestern University. Kevin utilizes a variety of clinical modalities including DBT, CBT, EMDR and other theoretical orientations blended into his practice. He has worked with age ranges from 18 all the way up to 80, and enjoys helping people process, reflect, assess, and direct themselves towards a more positive and holistic future.
(608) 631-5350 View (608) 631-5350
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Sarah Francois
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53713  (Online Only)
I work with patients to address Depression, Anxiety, OCD as well as trauma sequelae which are manifest by depressed or anxious mood, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, insomnia, substance misuse, and interpersonal problems. I employ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)(ERP), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Prolonged Exposure (PE) and relevant clinical adaptations to address mood or anxiety disorders, co-occurring substance use disorders and/or trauma recovery as well as singular diagnoses. I have significant clinical experience in addressing deep, psychological wounds often referred to as "moral injury”.
I work with patients to address Depression, Anxiety, OCD as well as trauma sequelae which are manifest by depressed or anxious mood, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, insomnia, substance misuse, and interpersonal problems. I employ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)(ERP), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Prolonged Exposure (PE) and relevant clinical adaptations to address mood or anxiety disorders, co-occurring substance use disorders and/or trauma recovery as well as singular diagnoses. I have significant clinical experience in addressing deep, psychological wounds often referred to as "moral injury”.
(608) 673-4085 View (608) 673-4085

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 53713

100+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in 53713 who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
83% Depression
70% Trauma and PTSD
65% Relationship Issues
62% Life Transitions
55% Grief
47% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Dean Health
67% Other
67% Quartz

How Therapists in 53713 see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
22% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 53713?

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.