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Stein Counseling & Consulting Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, BCC, BCPCC, NMT L 3
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Onalaska, WI 54650
I help marriages on the verge of divorce, parents whose children are a mystery or having behavioral/emotional problems, and individuals who struggle with depression, trauma and anxiety. My success rate for saving marriages on the brink of divorce is approximately 80%. I believe my extensive training in Gottman marriage therapy Level 1 and 2, solution focused therapy, trauma, stress, and attachment theory and measures (AAI, Ainsworth Infant Scales, Circle of Security, Attachment Storytelling Completion Task,Mac Arthur Preschool Method) provides me unique insight into how relationships work. Dr. Bruce Perry was also my mentor.
I help marriages on the verge of divorce, parents whose children are a mystery or having behavioral/emotional problems, and individuals who struggle with depression, trauma and anxiety. My success rate for saving marriages on the brink of divorce is approximately 80%. I believe my extensive training in Gottman marriage therapy Level 1 and 2, solution focused therapy, trauma, stress, and attachment theory and measures (AAI, Ainsworth Infant Scales, Circle of Security, Attachment Storytelling Completion Task,Mac Arthur Preschool Method) provides me unique insight into how relationships work. Dr. Bruce Perry was also my mentor.
(608) 509-7370 x222 View (608) 509-7370 x222
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Emily Pfaff
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Onalaska, WI 54650
Life can just really suck sometimes! Therapy can often be the jump start needed to help you move in the direction of healing. I work primarily with adolescents and young adults. Currently, I am the only certified FBT Therapist in the state of Wisconsin, which is the leading treatment approach for adolescents/young adults diagnosed with an eating disorder. In addition, I also treat anxiety, OCD, social anxiety, and mood related difficulties. I am also here if you are navigating a difficult life transition... those can be brutal! I have been a therapist for just over 10 years and would love to hear more about your goals!
Life can just really suck sometimes! Therapy can often be the jump start needed to help you move in the direction of healing. I work primarily with adolescents and young adults. Currently, I am the only certified FBT Therapist in the state of Wisconsin, which is the leading treatment approach for adolescents/young adults diagnosed with an eating disorder. In addition, I also treat anxiety, OCD, social anxiety, and mood related difficulties. I am also here if you are navigating a difficult life transition... those can be brutal! I have been a therapist for just over 10 years and would love to hear more about your goals!
(608) 600-0851 View (608) 600-0851
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Nancy L. Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, Nancy L, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Onalaska, WI 54650
Now Accepting New Clients! Ever feel stuck with thoughts running through your mind all day? Perhaps you are stuck in a thought loop that never seems to turn off. My goal for my clients is to help them thrive rather than strive. Life can be messy, and I consider it a privilege to help my clients navigate through "muck" and help them find a way to become "unstuck." I believe we have everything we need to be our authentic selves and thrive and am excited to watch you grow and live into your best self. You get to decide how your chapter ends. I have immediate availability. Call my office today!
Now Accepting New Clients! Ever feel stuck with thoughts running through your mind all day? Perhaps you are stuck in a thought loop that never seems to turn off. My goal for my clients is to help them thrive rather than strive. Life can be messy, and I consider it a privilege to help my clients navigate through "muck" and help them find a way to become "unstuck." I believe we have everything we need to be our authentic selves and thrive and am excited to watch you grow and live into your best self. You get to decide how your chapter ends. I have immediate availability. Call my office today!
(608) 467-5798 View (608) 467-5798
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Gretchen Poellinger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Onalaska, WI 54650
Gretchen Poellinger is a Licensed Professional Counselor and works with adolescents, adults, and families. Gretchen received her undergraduate degree from Minnesota State University – Mankato in Mankato, Minnesota and her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Winona State University. Over the last 10 years, Gretchen has worked in a variety of settings in the social service field. She has direct experience working with individuals with varying challenges and has provided behavioral management and mental health services to adults, families, and children in the area.
Gretchen Poellinger is a Licensed Professional Counselor and works with adolescents, adults, and families. Gretchen received her undergraduate degree from Minnesota State University – Mankato in Mankato, Minnesota and her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Winona State University. Over the last 10 years, Gretchen has worked in a variety of settings in the social service field. She has direct experience working with individuals with varying challenges and has provided behavioral management and mental health services to adults, families, and children in the area.
(608) 571-1683 View (608) 571-1683
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Jennifer Nichols
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, SAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Onalaska, WI 54650
Life is full of surprises. Unexpected situations occur that impact the ways in which we cope with the world and our circumstances. Handling these issues over and over can leave us feeling exhausted, frustrated, out-of-control and saddened. When things just don’t feel right, it is time to reach out and ask for help. You don’t have to face your challenges alone. I’m a big fan of helping you find your voice and live the life you love. I want to help you find your power and purpose so you can navigate life like a boss!
Life is full of surprises. Unexpected situations occur that impact the ways in which we cope with the world and our circumstances. Handling these issues over and over can leave us feeling exhausted, frustrated, out-of-control and saddened. When things just don’t feel right, it is time to reach out and ask for help. You don’t have to face your challenges alone. I’m a big fan of helping you find your voice and live the life you love. I want to help you find your power and purpose so you can navigate life like a boss!
(608) 315-5834 View (608) 315-5834
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3 Rivers Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSE, LPC
Verified Verified
Onalaska, WI 54650
I welcome individuals of all backgrounds and life experiences into this shared work, with special interest and experience in the areas of anxiety, trauma, intimate partner violence, and co-occurring substance use. I believe that authenticity, empathy, and mutual respect are at the core of a positive therapeutic relationship. I use a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, somatic therapy interventions, and strengths-based practices to help you gain insight and clarity around the changes you would like to see. My approach is non-judgmental, inclusive, and affirming of all identities.
I welcome individuals of all backgrounds and life experiences into this shared work, with special interest and experience in the areas of anxiety, trauma, intimate partner violence, and co-occurring substance use. I believe that authenticity, empathy, and mutual respect are at the core of a positive therapeutic relationship. I use a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, somatic therapy interventions, and strengths-based practices to help you gain insight and clarity around the changes you would like to see. My approach is non-judgmental, inclusive, and affirming of all identities.
(608) 292-3757 View (608) 292-3757
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Delaney Duell
Counselor, M Ed, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Onalaska, WI 54650
Delaney is a licensed professional counselor- in training and works with children, adolescents, and adults. She received her bachelor's degree from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and her Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of Wisconsin-Superior. Delaney has a special interest in working with those who are struggling with grief and loss, depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, ADHD and significant life changes.
Delaney is a licensed professional counselor- in training and works with children, adolescents, and adults. She received her bachelor's degree from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and her Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of Wisconsin-Superior. Delaney has a special interest in working with those who are struggling with grief and loss, depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, ADHD and significant life changes.
(608) 602-2814 View (608) 602-2814
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Courtney R Retzlaff
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Onalaska, WI 54650
I use a person-centered approach in counseling. My clients and I work together, as a team, to plan the best course of treatment. My focus areas of counseling are: depression, anxiety, grief, self-harm, self-esteem, suicidal ideation, life stressors & life changes.
I use a person-centered approach in counseling. My clients and I work together, as a team, to plan the best course of treatment. My focus areas of counseling are: depression, anxiety, grief, self-harm, self-esteem, suicidal ideation, life stressors & life changes.
(608) 465-4950 x1380 View (608) 465-4950 x1380
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Valerie Kokott-Rebhahn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Onalaska, WI 54650  (Online Only)
I want to help you or your loved one to not only survive, but to thrive! Resilience and healing; these are the ultimate goals. I am patient and playful when I work with children to help them through their tough moments. I provide a good balance of therapeutic play and therapeutic work to overcome difficulties with kids because they need to be active in all they do. Whether the child has experienced big life changes, such as divorce of his/her parents, to chronic stressors or trauma, to anxiety, we will tackle the “tough stuff” while playing and working together.
I want to help you or your loved one to not only survive, but to thrive! Resilience and healing; these are the ultimate goals. I am patient and playful when I work with children to help them through their tough moments. I provide a good balance of therapeutic play and therapeutic work to overcome difficulties with kids because they need to be active in all they do. Whether the child has experienced big life changes, such as divorce of his/her parents, to chronic stressors or trauma, to anxiety, we will tackle the “tough stuff” while playing and working together.
(608) 564-5407 View (608) 564-5407
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Leisha Lucas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Onalaska, WI 54650
Waitlist for new clients
I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults navigating a broad range of emotional, behavioral, and relationship concerns. My specialty is in working with trauma and children ages 3-10. I have advanced training as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and in Child-Centered Play Therapy. As a therapist, I provide a supportive, egalitarian counseling relationship and believe in working alongside clients to maximize their strengths and help them achieve their goals.
I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults navigating a broad range of emotional, behavioral, and relationship concerns. My specialty is in working with trauma and children ages 3-10. I have advanced training as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and in Child-Centered Play Therapy. As a therapist, I provide a supportive, egalitarian counseling relationship and believe in working alongside clients to maximize their strengths and help them achieve their goals.
(608) 765-5369 View (608) 765-5369
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Christi (Nowland) Ziems
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Onalaska, WI 54650
I have a great deal of experience working with trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and health issues. I also enjoy working with college students.
I have a great deal of experience working with trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and health issues. I also enjoy working with college students.
(608) 650-5329 View (608) 650-5329
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Susan McDonald-Conroy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
Onalaska, WI 54650
Are you uncertain about your relationship or sex life? You may feel disconnected from your partner, wondering if you can make it work after infidelity. You are realizing you just want to feel better, one way or another. It’s time. Doing work on your relationship takes some grit and most people wait too long. I'll roll up my sleeves with you and be your guide. When relationships grow stagnant or negative, we suffer. Learn to find healthy ways to communicate and create authentic connection.
Are you uncertain about your relationship or sex life? You may feel disconnected from your partner, wondering if you can make it work after infidelity. You are realizing you just want to feel better, one way or another. It’s time. Doing work on your relationship takes some grit and most people wait too long. I'll roll up my sleeves with you and be your guide. When relationships grow stagnant or negative, we suffer. Learn to find healthy ways to communicate and create authentic connection.
(608) 597-6804 View (608) 597-6804
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Liz Stine
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Onalaska, WI 54650
OCD, ANXIETY, PANIC, and PHOBIAS can all be incredibly uncomfortable, taking away precious time from what is important to you. Perhaps rumination, checking or intrusive, scary thoughts are ruining valuable aspects of your life. You want to feel better, you want relief and you want connection with others. What if you could experience less anxiety, feel more confident, and be able to approach your day with more surplus? Together we will make a plan that creates lasting change and together find strategies that work for you - that you can take into your daily life.
OCD, ANXIETY, PANIC, and PHOBIAS can all be incredibly uncomfortable, taking away precious time from what is important to you. Perhaps rumination, checking or intrusive, scary thoughts are ruining valuable aspects of your life. You want to feel better, you want relief and you want connection with others. What if you could experience less anxiety, feel more confident, and be able to approach your day with more surplus? Together we will make a plan that creates lasting change and together find strategies that work for you - that you can take into your daily life.
(608) 200-2324 View (608) 200-2324
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Tara Farmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSW
Verified Verified
Onalaska, WI 54650
Are you tired of your ANXIETY or OCD ruining your life? Has the constant worry, doubt or intrusive thoughts made it difficult to work, parent, focus or just exist? You are here because you need effective strategies that create lasting change so that these chronic, and sometimes debilitating symptoms do not dictate your day. I can help you create ways to cope and respond differently to your anxiety or OCD so that you can be present in your life and work towards your values without the negative impact from anxiety. Imagine what it would be like if your anxiety was not so powerful? What would be different? What would you get back?
Are you tired of your ANXIETY or OCD ruining your life? Has the constant worry, doubt or intrusive thoughts made it difficult to work, parent, focus or just exist? You are here because you need effective strategies that create lasting change so that these chronic, and sometimes debilitating symptoms do not dictate your day. I can help you create ways to cope and respond differently to your anxiety or OCD so that you can be present in your life and work towards your values without the negative impact from anxiety. Imagine what it would be like if your anxiety was not so powerful? What would be different? What would you get back?
(608) 200-2683 View (608) 200-2683
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HeartJourney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Onalaska, WI 54650
Waitlist for new clients
I offer a compassionate, open and supportive environment to help you create the life you want to live. Your goals and personal journey guide the sessions. My specialty is couple relationships, with an emphasis on healthy and helpful communication. I also work with both adolescents and adults in the treatment of anxiety, depression and anger management. I use both solution focused and mindfulness approaches to assist you in resolving the challenges you are facing. I also help families at all stages of life improve their family interactions and communication, and create a fulfilling loving family life.
I offer a compassionate, open and supportive environment to help you create the life you want to live. Your goals and personal journey guide the sessions. My specialty is couple relationships, with an emphasis on healthy and helpful communication. I also work with both adolescents and adults in the treatment of anxiety, depression and anger management. I use both solution focused and mindfulness approaches to assist you in resolving the challenges you are facing. I also help families at all stages of life improve their family interactions and communication, and create a fulfilling loving family life.
(608) 254-9663 View (608) 254-9663
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Jennifer L Burelbach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LCSW, DCSW
Verified Verified
Onalaska, WI 54650
I cannot think of a single person who hasn't hit a bump in the road of life. We all have this happen- you know, times when we go a bit off track. Maybe, it is difficulty at home or couples constantly arguing. Maybe parents and children are not getting along. Perhaps it is more personal: you are just not feeling quite right, are feeling down and depressed, or are anxious and disorganized. Maybe you are struggling with past hurts or trauma. I am here to help.
I cannot think of a single person who hasn't hit a bump in the road of life. We all have this happen- you know, times when we go a bit off track. Maybe, it is difficulty at home or couples constantly arguing. Maybe parents and children are not getting along. Perhaps it is more personal: you are just not feeling quite right, are feeling down and depressed, or are anxious and disorganized. Maybe you are struggling with past hurts or trauma. I am here to help.
(608) 530-0694 View (608) 530-0694
Photo of Jay Clark, LPC, LPCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jay Clark
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Onalaska, WI 54650
I believe that most people are naturally inclined toward growth and healing. People move toward self-actualization when life circumstances are right. I work with my clients to identify personal strengths and situational barriers for the purpose of maximizing potential. I have over 15 years of experience in the counseling field. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults on a variety of personal and interpersonal issues. Feel free to contact me if you would like to make an appointment or if you have questions of any kind.
I believe that most people are naturally inclined toward growth and healing. People move toward self-actualization when life circumstances are right. I work with my clients to identify personal strengths and situational barriers for the purpose of maximizing potential. I have over 15 years of experience in the counseling field. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults on a variety of personal and interpersonal issues. Feel free to contact me if you would like to make an appointment or if you have questions of any kind.
(608) 302-6917 View (608) 302-6917
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Morgan Gulbranson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Onalaska, WI 54650
I am dedicated to providing a safe, confidential, respectful atmosphere that progresses into open communication and self exploration in order to better understand thoughts, feelings, and behavior. I believe that by accessing our strengths we are better able to explore problems and implement strategies that will help live our lives to the fullest. In order to do so I utilize techniques from Solution-Focused Therapy, Psychotherapy (talk-therapy), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My goal is to personalize therapy to meet the unique needs of each individual I work with in order to promote lasting therapeutic change and symptom relief.
I am dedicated to providing a safe, confidential, respectful atmosphere that progresses into open communication and self exploration in order to better understand thoughts, feelings, and behavior. I believe that by accessing our strengths we are better able to explore problems and implement strategies that will help live our lives to the fullest. In order to do so I utilize techniques from Solution-Focused Therapy, Psychotherapy (talk-therapy), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My goal is to personalize therapy to meet the unique needs of each individual I work with in order to promote lasting therapeutic change and symptom relief.
(507) 242-4489 View (507) 242-4489
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April Volk
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSE, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Onalaska, WI 54650
Waitlist for new clients
A Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years in the behavioral and mental health field, I have experience providing behavior modification and mental health therapy services in a variety of settings including day treatment and residential treatment programs for at-risk youth, a non-profit community agency serving individuals with physical disabilities, and an outpatient mental health clinic serving children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Additionally, I have had the opportunity to experience working with a diverse population of clients due to my work in various parts of the state including La Crosse, Green Bay, Janesville, Beloit, and Madison.
A Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years in the behavioral and mental health field, I have experience providing behavior modification and mental health therapy services in a variety of settings including day treatment and residential treatment programs for at-risk youth, a non-profit community agency serving individuals with physical disabilities, and an outpatient mental health clinic serving children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Additionally, I have had the opportunity to experience working with a diverse population of clients due to my work in various parts of the state including La Crosse, Green Bay, Janesville, Beloit, and Madison.
(608) 352-6631 View (608) 352-6631
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Gregg Scharf
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CSAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Onalaska, WI 54650
I am accepting new clients. I have experience working in a variety of clinical settings treating both mental health and addiction issues simultaneously or separately. I offer court-ordered alcohol and drug assessments, DOT assessments as a certified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), as well as attorney-ordered assessments. What makes my approach unique, is my ability to adapt treatment to fit your specific needs thereby making a complicated process a little more manageable. When the client can wrap their mind around the problem in a way they've never considered is the beginning point for effective and meaningful therapy.
I am accepting new clients. I have experience working in a variety of clinical settings treating both mental health and addiction issues simultaneously or separately. I offer court-ordered alcohol and drug assessments, DOT assessments as a certified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), as well as attorney-ordered assessments. What makes my approach unique, is my ability to adapt treatment to fit your specific needs thereby making a complicated process a little more manageable. When the client can wrap their mind around the problem in a way they've never considered is the beginning point for effective and meaningful therapy.
(608) 466-4762 View (608) 466-4762

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 54650

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 54650 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
84% Relationship Issues
84% Depression
81% Coping Skills
81% Self Esteem
77% Stress
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Medicaid
65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
59% Other

How Therapists in 54650 see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 54650?

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.