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Autumn Clowes
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NBCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Bozeman, MT 59718
I believe that everyone has within them the capacity for growth and profound strength. However, sometimes we find ourselves stuck in problematic patterns without the insight or support we need to free ourselves. One of the greatest honors of my lifetime is the ongoing opportunity I have to walk alongside my clients as they both deepen their understanding of themselves and rewrite their stories to ones of strength, self-compassion and empowerment.
I believe that everyone has within them the capacity for growth and profound strength. However, sometimes we find ourselves stuck in problematic patterns without the insight or support we need to free ourselves. One of the greatest honors of my lifetime is the ongoing opportunity I have to walk alongside my clients as they both deepen their understanding of themselves and rewrite their stories to ones of strength, self-compassion and empowerment.
(406) 551-1035 View (406) 551-1035
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Scott Hunter McBride
MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Bozeman, MT 59718
I work with adult men and women that are ready to work through trauma, depression, anxiety, identity development, emotional regulation skills and addiction. I also work with couples to help their relationship become more healthily attached. The Gottman Method and EFT therapy are two approaches to couples counseling that I have received training, and apply to my work with couples. I am also EMDR trained, and work with individuals in their trauma through an EMDR lens.
I work with adult men and women that are ready to work through trauma, depression, anxiety, identity development, emotional regulation skills and addiction. I also work with couples to help their relationship become more healthily attached. The Gottman Method and EFT therapy are two approaches to couples counseling that I have received training, and apply to my work with couples. I am also EMDR trained, and work with individuals in their trauma through an EMDR lens.
(406) 838-0218 View (406) 838-0218
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Psychotherapy Practice Kirsten Burkart PLLC
Counselor, MS, LCPC, PP, DPsych
Verified Verified
Bozeman, MT 59718
Therapy is about you! I am here to help you understand yourself, develop coping skills and strategies to help yourself. My job is best done when you do not need to see me anymore. Extensively trained in Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy and EMDR my approach is nevertheless holistic, and strength based in nature. I do not see the mind, body and environmental influences as separable from each other. Therefore, when appropriate, I also use interventions from other evidence-based therapy approaches I am trained in.
Therapy is about you! I am here to help you understand yourself, develop coping skills and strategies to help yourself. My job is best done when you do not need to see me anymore. Extensively trained in Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy and EMDR my approach is nevertheless holistic, and strength based in nature. I do not see the mind, body and environmental influences as separable from each other. Therefore, when appropriate, I also use interventions from other evidence-based therapy approaches I am trained in.
(406) 282-8618 View (406) 282-8618
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Chris L Berman
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PCLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bozeman, MT 59718
I bring many years of exploration and experience navigating the inner landscape to my counseling approach. Let me be your guide, your link between where you're at now and where you want to be. I believe that we heal in relationship with others, and I create a warm and welcoming environment that is supportive and courageous. I work collaboratively with my clients to develop strategies for coping with challenges and achieving their goals.
I bring many years of exploration and experience navigating the inner landscape to my counseling approach. Let me be your guide, your link between where you're at now and where you want to be. I believe that we heal in relationship with others, and I create a warm and welcoming environment that is supportive and courageous. I work collaboratively with my clients to develop strategies for coping with challenges and achieving their goals.
(406) 296-5882 View (406) 296-5882
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Hanna Knudsen
Counselor, PCLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bozeman, MT 59718  (Online Only)
I can see clients throughout Montana via telehealth. I work with adolescent, adult, geriatric, multicultural, and LGBTQIA+ clients. My specialties include working with ADHD, ASD and sensory sensitivities, Depressive Disorders (MDD, Dysthymia, PMDD), Dissociative Disorders (DPD, DPR, DID), complex-interpersonal relationships (family members or partners with: NPD, substance-use, BPD, imprisonment, etc.), Social Anxiety, PTSD (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, sexual), Suicidality, Somatic Disorders, Insomnia, Sexual Dysfunctions, Sex Positivity, Gender Dysphoria, and Burnout.
I can see clients throughout Montana via telehealth. I work with adolescent, adult, geriatric, multicultural, and LGBTQIA+ clients. My specialties include working with ADHD, ASD and sensory sensitivities, Depressive Disorders (MDD, Dysthymia, PMDD), Dissociative Disorders (DPD, DPR, DID), complex-interpersonal relationships (family members or partners with: NPD, substance-use, BPD, imprisonment, etc.), Social Anxiety, PTSD (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, sexual), Suicidality, Somatic Disorders, Insomnia, Sexual Dysfunctions, Sex Positivity, Gender Dysphoria, and Burnout.
(406) 747-2234 View (406) 747-2234
Erin M Cravens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bozeman, MT 59718
It can be empowering to have an active role in the therapy process. I believe in a collaborative partnership with my clients where I provide support and the tools to help make lasting changes. I believe every person has the right to their own self-determination, to make their own choices and manage their own life. I utilize evidence-based theories such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Interpersonal Process to guide my work and influence the interventions used throughout each session. My goal as your therapist is to help you navigate difficulties while supporting you in utilizing and recognizing your own strengths and resilience.
It can be empowering to have an active role in the therapy process. I believe in a collaborative partnership with my clients where I provide support and the tools to help make lasting changes. I believe every person has the right to their own self-determination, to make their own choices and manage their own life. I utilize evidence-based theories such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Interpersonal Process to guide my work and influence the interventions used throughout each session. My goal as your therapist is to help you navigate difficulties while supporting you in utilizing and recognizing your own strengths and resilience.
(406) 296-5371 View (406) 296-5371
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Lydia Greene
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bozeman, MT 59718
Accepting New Clients!- No one is immune to the hardships in life; sometimes managing the challenges we encounter can be difficult. Perhaps you are finding yourself snapping at loved ones, constantly worried, experiencing overwhelming emotions, feeling you lost your sense of self, and the list could go on. Sometimes, we need extra support and hope to develop insight, heal and to move forward. I strive to create a calm and welcoming atmosphere, where we can navigate life challenges, develop resiliency and coping skills, regulate emotions, create new emotion patterns, and improve your overall wellness.
Accepting New Clients!- No one is immune to the hardships in life; sometimes managing the challenges we encounter can be difficult. Perhaps you are finding yourself snapping at loved ones, constantly worried, experiencing overwhelming emotions, feeling you lost your sense of self, and the list could go on. Sometimes, we need extra support and hope to develop insight, heal and to move forward. I strive to create a calm and welcoming atmosphere, where we can navigate life challenges, develop resiliency and coping skills, regulate emotions, create new emotion patterns, and improve your overall wellness.
(406) 643-7483 View (406) 643-7483
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Amanda Kilty
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bozeman, MT 59718  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you having struggles to maintain healthy relationships with others and/or yourself? Frustrated with the way life is going? Have there been some transitions in life which are affecting the way you would like to function? You are not alone. There are ways to come out of the fog and have more clarity. We can work on the things you bring forward at your pace and in a way which you will be held in a compassionate and scientifically evidenced-based way. I am so glad you have landed here and I am looking forward to connecting with you.
Are you having struggles to maintain healthy relationships with others and/or yourself? Frustrated with the way life is going? Have there been some transitions in life which are affecting the way you would like to function? You are not alone. There are ways to come out of the fog and have more clarity. We can work on the things you bring forward at your pace and in a way which you will be held in a compassionate and scientifically evidenced-based way. I am so glad you have landed here and I am looking forward to connecting with you.
(406) 500-2268 View (406) 500-2268
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James Jeremy Alcoke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bozeman, MT 59718
My approach as a human is to create a safe, inclusive, and collaborative space. I have developed a counseling practice rooted in finding meaning and purpose in one’s life. My passion for supporting others has been deeply influenced over 10 years of working with young adults aging out of foster care and youth experiencing housing instability. In addition to individual and agency practice, I have had the pleasure of facilitating fly-fishing retreats for men with cancer over the last four years. I’m interested in building upon an individual’s strengths, providing choice and freedom, and utilizing their self-determination.
My approach as a human is to create a safe, inclusive, and collaborative space. I have developed a counseling practice rooted in finding meaning and purpose in one’s life. My passion for supporting others has been deeply influenced over 10 years of working with young adults aging out of foster care and youth experiencing housing instability. In addition to individual and agency practice, I have had the pleasure of facilitating fly-fishing retreats for men with cancer over the last four years. I’m interested in building upon an individual’s strengths, providing choice and freedom, and utilizing their self-determination.
(406) 351-7980 View (406) 351-7980
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Erin L Good
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Bozeman, MT 59718  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! My name is Erin and I am a clinical social worker. I use a collaborative approach in working with individuals who are 18+ through my practice, Updraft Counseling PLLC. I am compassionately curious to learn more about your life, and I use a strengths-based approach to identify what is working, and what changes you would like to see. I am licensed in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Texas. I have a Post-Graduate Certificate in Sport Social Work from The University of Michigan. I am currently pursuing a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner credential, and I am a Somatic Experiencing Beginner 2 student.
Hello and welcome! My name is Erin and I am a clinical social worker. I use a collaborative approach in working with individuals who are 18+ through my practice, Updraft Counseling PLLC. I am compassionately curious to learn more about your life, and I use a strengths-based approach to identify what is working, and what changes you would like to see. I am licensed in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Texas. I have a Post-Graduate Certificate in Sport Social Work from The University of Michigan. I am currently pursuing a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner credential, and I am a Somatic Experiencing Beginner 2 student.
(406) 300-4299 View (406) 300-4299
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Lauren Boland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bozeman, MT 59718
Waitlist for new clients
Seeking support is an important step in the brave process of self-reflection, discovery, and change. Exploring within a therapeutic relationship, you can find clarity and strength in support of the transformation you desire. I provide a safe space and nurturing connection for you to explore experiences and relationships, identify stressors and negative patterns, define healthy boundaries and goals, and cultivate personal and powerful meaning to alleviate the pain, numbness, exhaustion and confusion you are experiencing.
Seeking support is an important step in the brave process of self-reflection, discovery, and change. Exploring within a therapeutic relationship, you can find clarity and strength in support of the transformation you desire. I provide a safe space and nurturing connection for you to explore experiences and relationships, identify stressors and negative patterns, define healthy boundaries and goals, and cultivate personal and powerful meaning to alleviate the pain, numbness, exhaustion and confusion you are experiencing.
(406) 412-3393 View (406) 412-3393
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Claire Lawrance
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Bozeman, MT 59718
Currently accepting new clients. I specialize in helping adults and teenagers soothe symptoms of early childhood trauma. I use EMDR, attachment-based work, and a warm and welcoming professional relationship to teach my clients how to recognize, understand, and navigate the difficulties that pop up in their lives. I also work with individuals who are experiencing current struggles in their personal relationships.
Currently accepting new clients. I specialize in helping adults and teenagers soothe symptoms of early childhood trauma. I use EMDR, attachment-based work, and a warm and welcoming professional relationship to teach my clients how to recognize, understand, and navigate the difficulties that pop up in their lives. I also work with individuals who are experiencing current struggles in their personal relationships.
(406) 412-6216 View (406) 412-6216
Cally Knapp
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bozeman, MT 59718
People seek therapy for all kinds of reasons. Many are looking for support as they navigate current situations, decisions, and relationships in their lives. Many are looking for change. Change in their internal experience and emotions, change in their pattern of thinking or behavior, or change in their relationships with themselves or others. I enjoy working with clients to understand how their unique experiences have shaped who they are and inform their life in the present.
People seek therapy for all kinds of reasons. Many are looking for support as they navigate current situations, decisions, and relationships in their lives. Many are looking for change. Change in their internal experience and emotions, change in their pattern of thinking or behavior, or change in their relationships with themselves or others. I enjoy working with clients to understand how their unique experiences have shaped who they are and inform their life in the present.
(406) 630-4410 View (406) 630-4410
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Carly Cook
Pre-Licensed Professional, PCLC
Verified Verified
Bozeman, MT 59718
Accepting new clients. Counseling offers a space for deepening our connection to ourselves, exploring emotions, and healing or processing areas where we may feel stuck, overwhelmed, or closed off. I believe in the process of self-exploration to become more fulfilled, connected, and grounded versions of ourselves. I practice from a holistic, person-centered approach, which offers space for emotional exploration and processing in a warm, collaborative environment and a therapeutic relationship that is genuine, authentic, and compassionate. I am trained in EMDR and enjoy integrating mindfulness and somatic modalities into my practice.
Accepting new clients. Counseling offers a space for deepening our connection to ourselves, exploring emotions, and healing or processing areas where we may feel stuck, overwhelmed, or closed off. I believe in the process of self-exploration to become more fulfilled, connected, and grounded versions of ourselves. I practice from a holistic, person-centered approach, which offers space for emotional exploration and processing in a warm, collaborative environment and a therapeutic relationship that is genuine, authentic, and compassionate. I am trained in EMDR and enjoy integrating mindfulness and somatic modalities into my practice.
(406) 319-3835 View (406) 319-3835
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Becky Johnston
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, SWLC
Verified Verified
Bozeman, MT 59718
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel overwhelmed by waves of anxiety, alone in your depression, or worried about the future? You want things to change but don’t know where to start or if change is even possible. Whatever your reason for seeking support, I am committed to providing a judgment-free environment where you can explore experiences, gain insight, and strengthen emotional regulation. Your safety, trust, and comfort are top priorities.
Do you feel overwhelmed by waves of anxiety, alone in your depression, or worried about the future? You want things to change but don’t know where to start or if change is even possible. Whatever your reason for seeking support, I am committed to providing a judgment-free environment where you can explore experiences, gain insight, and strengthen emotional regulation. Your safety, trust, and comfort are top priorities.
(406) 629-1309 View (406) 629-1309
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Kathryn (Kittie) Bowen
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Bozeman, MT 59718
My group practice Bozeman Counseling Center has openings! Are you feeling stuck, confused, or just want things to be different in your life? Are you overwhelmed with life's challenges or unhappy in your relationships? Most people express similar sentiments at one point or another in their lives. We help people get unstuck, find solutions to problems, and facilitate the transformation of their relationships. Our role as your therapist is collaborative - to support you in your unique process of healing and growth. Sessions are interactive and we use effective, solutions focused tools that can lead to positive changes.
My group practice Bozeman Counseling Center has openings! Are you feeling stuck, confused, or just want things to be different in your life? Are you overwhelmed with life's challenges or unhappy in your relationships? Most people express similar sentiments at one point or another in their lives. We help people get unstuck, find solutions to problems, and facilitate the transformation of their relationships. Our role as your therapist is collaborative - to support you in your unique process of healing and growth. Sessions are interactive and we use effective, solutions focused tools that can lead to positive changes.
(406) 624-6007 View (406) 624-6007
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Jessica Gerling
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, SWLC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bozeman, MT 59718
As a therapist, I specialize in addressing communication difficulties among individuals, families, and couples, alongside navigating challenging behaviors, life transitions, ADHD, and caregiver burnout. Clients seek my support for emotional guidance, practical strategies, and boundary-setting in a safe, non-judgmental space. With my direct yet compassionate approach and extensive social work background, I offer tailored support to improve communication skills and empower clients to build fulfilling lives.
As a therapist, I specialize in addressing communication difficulties among individuals, families, and couples, alongside navigating challenging behaviors, life transitions, ADHD, and caregiver burnout. Clients seek my support for emotional guidance, practical strategies, and boundary-setting in a safe, non-judgmental space. With my direct yet compassionate approach and extensive social work background, I offer tailored support to improve communication skills and empower clients to build fulfilling lives.
(406) 380-4070 View (406) 380-4070
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Sarah Webb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bozeman, MT 59718
Are you tired of feeling burned out, disconnected, and overwhelmed? You want to feel authentic in yourself and life with more ease and less emotional turmoil. You're ready to feel connected in your relationships and fulfilled by work, family, and life. Women often lack support, resulting in hyper functionality and dependence on unhealthy coping skills or relationships. As matriarch of Illuminate Counseling group, I have gathered a collective of expert therapists trained in mind-body and relational strategies to help you resolve stuck places and connect to the deep wisdom and joy necessary to navigate life, work and relationships.
Are you tired of feeling burned out, disconnected, and overwhelmed? You want to feel authentic in yourself and life with more ease and less emotional turmoil. You're ready to feel connected in your relationships and fulfilled by work, family, and life. Women often lack support, resulting in hyper functionality and dependence on unhealthy coping skills or relationships. As matriarch of Illuminate Counseling group, I have gathered a collective of expert therapists trained in mind-body and relational strategies to help you resolve stuck places and connect to the deep wisdom and joy necessary to navigate life, work and relationships.
(406) 578-1535 View (406) 578-1535
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Jocelyn Stott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW, CBEIPMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bozeman, MT 59718  (Online Only)
Are you ready to make a change? Do you feel like there might be something more for you in this twisty-turny life? Can't quite find the words? It is important that you be at the center of your own healing and transformation, which may incorporate a mix of methods - some of which involve less verbal language and more movement. While many life transitions can include feelings like anxiety and sadness, there's also space for laughter and a sense of fun. You may gain new perspectives on issues that have plagued you for years. This sense of freedom and authenticity can open new possibilities in all areas of your life.
Are you ready to make a change? Do you feel like there might be something more for you in this twisty-turny life? Can't quite find the words? It is important that you be at the center of your own healing and transformation, which may incorporate a mix of methods - some of which involve less verbal language and more movement. While many life transitions can include feelings like anxiety and sadness, there's also space for laughter and a sense of fun. You may gain new perspectives on issues that have plagued you for years. This sense of freedom and authenticity can open new possibilities in all areas of your life.
(406) 991-1856 View (406) 991-1856
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Josh Timothy Baker
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bozeman, MT 59718
My mentor said to me: “we get there together.” This means that we need one another to go the distance. Grief, anxiety, trauma, depression, relational conflicts or any number of other challenges can lead to feeling disconnected, distressed, or ashamed. I aim to provide an empathetic presence to provide support, healthy reflection, and hope as we find healthy change to pursue. Counseling can be proactive too (before our crisis). If you are interested in understanding yourself better, developing healthy coping skills, exploring your beliefs, or strengthening your relational skills I would love to partner with you.
My mentor said to me: “we get there together.” This means that we need one another to go the distance. Grief, anxiety, trauma, depression, relational conflicts or any number of other challenges can lead to feeling disconnected, distressed, or ashamed. I aim to provide an empathetic presence to provide support, healthy reflection, and hope as we find healthy change to pursue. Counseling can be proactive too (before our crisis). If you are interested in understanding yourself better, developing healthy coping skills, exploring your beliefs, or strengthening your relational skills I would love to partner with you.
(406) 344-1314 View (406) 344-1314
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Number of Therapists in 59718

200+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 59718 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
83% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
77% Trauma and PTSD
71% Coping Skills
71% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
85% PacificSource
85% Allegiance

How Therapists in 59718 see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 59718?

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.