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PEMS Balance Madison Counseling and Life Coaching
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, RMT, NLPLC, ORDM
Verified Verified
Hazelwood, MO 63042  (Online Only)
PEMS provides holistic collaborative spiritual counseling, health coaching, and mental health coaching to clients using evidence-based practices that strengthen physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual wellness creating holistic balance in their lives. I believe in positive self-awareness and that as a person thinks they become so I educate clients on the ancient science of "know thyself. " PEMS holistic approach uses meditation, affirmations, evidence-based practices, and energy healing tools and techniques. I work with the military population, individuals, groups, couples, children, adults and elderly on lifes transitions.
PEMS provides holistic collaborative spiritual counseling, health coaching, and mental health coaching to clients using evidence-based practices that strengthen physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual wellness creating holistic balance in their lives. I believe in positive self-awareness and that as a person thinks they become so I educate clients on the ancient science of "know thyself. " PEMS holistic approach uses meditation, affirmations, evidence-based practices, and energy healing tools and techniques. I work with the military population, individuals, groups, couples, children, adults and elderly on lifes transitions.
(636) 249-2375 View (636) 249-2375
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Rosalind P Denson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hazelwood, MO 63042  (Online Only)
In this life, there will be struggles and challenges, but be encouraged, you do not have to face them alone. Support is here. I would count it a privilege to walk with you as you face a crisis, cope with a life transition, manage stress, anxiety, or grief, and/or seek spiritual direction.
In this life, there will be struggles and challenges, but be encouraged, you do not have to face them alone. Support is here. I would count it a privilege to walk with you as you face a crisis, cope with a life transition, manage stress, anxiety, or grief, and/or seek spiritual direction.
(314) 916-6680 View (314) 916-6680
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Veronica Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Hazelwood, MO 63042  (Online Only)
My goal as an eclectic counselor is to help others grow, regain peace, joy and healing in their lives by providing empathy, encouragement and support. I help my clients define the tools needed to overcome obstacles, deescalate situations, make better choices and negotiate positive outcomes to be the best they can be via individual and group counseling. I am a dedicated, knowledgeable counselor with experience working with adults of all ages from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds using clinically tested and evidence-based interventions.
My goal as an eclectic counselor is to help others grow, regain peace, joy and healing in their lives by providing empathy, encouragement and support. I help my clients define the tools needed to overcome obstacles, deescalate situations, make better choices and negotiate positive outcomes to be the best they can be via individual and group counseling. I am a dedicated, knowledgeable counselor with experience working with adults of all ages from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds using clinically tested and evidence-based interventions.
(314) 310-1192 View (314) 310-1192
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Alexandria Zachary
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hazelwood, MO 63042
My clients come from all facets of life. Although every individual walk is unique, we share one commonality. That being that we are all human. Every individual's needs vary. Some common shared goals include but are not limited to needs for growth, healing, confidence, and understanding. I see clients who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, career changes, relational concerns, trauma & ptsd, every day stress and more. I have worked with children in many settings as well as teens and adults who want to cope and enjoy daily living with a healthy mind.
My clients come from all facets of life. Although every individual walk is unique, we share one commonality. That being that we are all human. Every individual's needs vary. Some common shared goals include but are not limited to needs for growth, healing, confidence, and understanding. I see clients who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, career changes, relational concerns, trauma & ptsd, every day stress and more. I have worked with children in many settings as well as teens and adults who want to cope and enjoy daily living with a healthy mind.
(314) 916-4212 View (314) 916-4212
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Danielle M. Frazier
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Hazelwood, MO 63042
I am dedicated to helping clients overcome life's challenges and difficulties. I am committed to maintaining a caring, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment as clients travel on the path to wholeness. I believe that each client is significant and has the capacity for growth and change.
I am dedicated to helping clients overcome life's challenges and difficulties. I am committed to maintaining a caring, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment as clients travel on the path to wholeness. I believe that each client is significant and has the capacity for growth and change.
(314) 309-3388 View (314) 309-3388
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Allberry Career & Life Coaching
MS, MA, CIT
Verified Verified
Hazelwood, MO 63042
Life can deliver unexpected blows, leaving us on the ground. I understand—I've been there. The key lies in rising, in putting in the effort to grow stronger.
Life can deliver unexpected blows, leaving us on the ground. I understand—I've been there. The key lies in rising, in putting in the effort to grow stronger.
(314) 912-0528 View (314) 912-0528
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LaDonna Michellle Turner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hazelwood, MO 63042  (Online Only)
I have been working as a trauma-informed therapist for ten years and I am passionate about ensuring survivors of trauma and adversity have a safe non judgemental space to heal from their painful past and recover to live their best life. My mission is to support you on your healing journey through my Live SMART framework. I teach my clients SKILLS to cope with life and how to reframe their MINDSET & take ACTION to RESTORE hope while confronting their TRAUMA. I offer Christian-based counseling for those who want to engage their faith while addressing their emotional needs. Meet with me virtually from the comfort of your own home.
I have been working as a trauma-informed therapist for ten years and I am passionate about ensuring survivors of trauma and adversity have a safe non judgemental space to heal from their painful past and recover to live their best life. My mission is to support you on your healing journey through my Live SMART framework. I teach my clients SKILLS to cope with life and how to reframe their MINDSET & take ACTION to RESTORE hope while confronting their TRAUMA. I offer Christian-based counseling for those who want to engage their faith while addressing their emotional needs. Meet with me virtually from the comfort of your own home.
(817) 435-4517 View (817) 435-4517
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Linda R Hamill
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Hazelwood, MO 63042
My counseling philosophy is person centered, holistic and existential. I believe that - Life is a process of moving towards wholeness.... Our brokenness is the basic human dlemma and each person's story is unique... It is because of this uniqueness that we all encounter different paths.... Empowering clients and helping them to move forward involves many paths also - from cogntive, behavioral, solution focused, humanistic, psychodynamic to marriage & family therapy ... and all are essential in meeting the client "where they are" and helping them to move forward.
My counseling philosophy is person centered, holistic and existential. I believe that - Life is a process of moving towards wholeness.... Our brokenness is the basic human dlemma and each person's story is unique... It is because of this uniqueness that we all encounter different paths.... Empowering clients and helping them to move forward involves many paths also - from cogntive, behavioral, solution focused, humanistic, psychodynamic to marriage & family therapy ... and all are essential in meeting the client "where they are" and helping them to move forward.
(314) 720-6158 View (314) 720-6158
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Thialiaann Scarlett-Lloyd
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hazelwood, MO 63042
Living each day with intention can energize and fulfill us while enhancing the lives of those around us. Intentional living begins with letting go of emotional pain. By examining our present life we can determine if the life we are living today is the life we want or is it one based on our old way of thinking and feeling. With the prescriptive eclectic approach to psychotherapy, the psychotherapist customizes treatment to the specific needs of individual patient. The end result of prescriptive matching is a more efficient, applicable, and efficacious therapy that meets the client's current needs.
Living each day with intention can energize and fulfill us while enhancing the lives of those around us. Intentional living begins with letting go of emotional pain. By examining our present life we can determine if the life we are living today is the life we want or is it one based on our old way of thinking and feeling. With the prescriptive eclectic approach to psychotherapy, the psychotherapist customizes treatment to the specific needs of individual patient. The end result of prescriptive matching is a more efficient, applicable, and efficacious therapy that meets the client's current needs.
(314) 403-1796 View (314) 403-1796
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Alongside Counseling, Incorporated
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hazelwood, MO 63042
I am president of Alongside Counseling, Inc., a Licensed Professional Counselor engaged in private practice. I have been licensed since 2008 and approved to supervise counselors since 2014 by the state of Missouri; certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors; trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing therapy [EMDR], Emotional Freedom Technique and/or Energy Therapy [EFT] and Dialectical Behavior Therapy [DBT]. I earned Masters of Arts degrees from both Lindenwood University and Covenant Theological Seminary.
I am president of Alongside Counseling, Inc., a Licensed Professional Counselor engaged in private practice. I have been licensed since 2008 and approved to supervise counselors since 2014 by the state of Missouri; certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors; trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing therapy [EMDR], Emotional Freedom Technique and/or Energy Therapy [EFT] and Dialectical Behavior Therapy [DBT]. I earned Masters of Arts degrees from both Lindenwood University and Covenant Theological Seminary.
(314) 310-4130 View (314) 310-4130
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Denise Stoesz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Hazelwood, MO 63042
I have dedicated my practice to work compassionately and collabratively with you in a non-judgemental environment to meet your needs. Reaching out for support can often times feel overhwelming, however everyone deserves the chance to explore underlying struggles that may be impacting daily living, contentment, and happiness.
I have dedicated my practice to work compassionately and collabratively with you in a non-judgemental environment to meet your needs. Reaching out for support can often times feel overhwelming, however everyone deserves the chance to explore underlying struggles that may be impacting daily living, contentment, and happiness.
(636) 779-4091 View (636) 779-4091
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Kandy M Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Hazelwood, MO 63042  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My style is open, honest, warm, and down to earth! I derive from a few theoretical approaches-mostly cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused theories. I exhibit sensitivity and compassion towards your life challenges and strongly believe that there are workable solutions to all circumstances. I am available to assist you with your present lifestyle, set goals, and formulate a workable treatment plan. Along with your motivation and cooperation, we will work together to discover your strengths and abilities and apply those gifts to your everyday life so that you may reach your full potential.
My style is open, honest, warm, and down to earth! I derive from a few theoretical approaches-mostly cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused theories. I exhibit sensitivity and compassion towards your life challenges and strongly believe that there are workable solutions to all circumstances. I am available to assist you with your present lifestyle, set goals, and formulate a workable treatment plan. Along with your motivation and cooperation, we will work together to discover your strengths and abilities and apply those gifts to your everyday life so that you may reach your full potential.
(314) 690-9757 View (314) 690-9757
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Anat H Reschke
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hazelwood, MO 63042
Dr. Reschke is a licensed psychologist who works with individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, grief, and adjustment. Dr. Reschke uses a flexible individualized approach depending on the client and on the presenting issue. Frequently, she employs a cognitive-behavioral and problem-solving approach to assist her clients in developing coping strategies. Dr. Reschke sees clients for both short term therapy to address specific current difficulties, as well as longer term therapy for those clients who are struggling with life-long difficulties and/or prefer a more insight-oriented approach that explores their family of origin.
Dr. Reschke is a licensed psychologist who works with individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, grief, and adjustment. Dr. Reschke uses a flexible individualized approach depending on the client and on the presenting issue. Frequently, she employs a cognitive-behavioral and problem-solving approach to assist her clients in developing coping strategies. Dr. Reschke sees clients for both short term therapy to address specific current difficulties, as well as longer term therapy for those clients who are struggling with life-long difficulties and/or prefer a more insight-oriented approach that explores their family of origin.
(314) 881-8587 View (314) 881-8587
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Allison Hewitt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Hazelwood, MO 63042
Are you feeling stressed? Dealing with anxiety or depression? Feeling frustrated or stuck? Are you having relationship issues or maybe even struggling with self esteem issues? Do you feel overwhelmed and don't know what to do? I can help! My role as a therapist is to provide support in a safe comfortable environment where clients can begin to figure things out, and gain control of their lives. Through the process of therapy, you can work to identify problems, find solutions, and make decisions that will bring about authentic and lasting changes.
Are you feeling stressed? Dealing with anxiety or depression? Feeling frustrated or stuck? Are you having relationship issues or maybe even struggling with self esteem issues? Do you feel overwhelmed and don't know what to do? I can help! My role as a therapist is to provide support in a safe comfortable environment where clients can begin to figure things out, and gain control of their lives. Through the process of therapy, you can work to identify problems, find solutions, and make decisions that will bring about authentic and lasting changes.
(314) 736-3577 View (314) 736-3577
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Ebony Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hazelwood, MO 63042  (Online Only)
At Ebony Therapy we are dedicated to partnering with individuals in order to assist with navigating through life's challenges. We believe that you deserve a supportive and nonjudgmental space to explore issues that prevent you from being at your best. We are committed to ending stigma surrounding mental health treatment and increase awareness within marginalized communities. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you towards achieving your goals. Jasma Morris LPC is accepting new clients. Ebony Hutchinson LCSW is not accepting new clients.
At Ebony Therapy we are dedicated to partnering with individuals in order to assist with navigating through life's challenges. We believe that you deserve a supportive and nonjudgmental space to explore issues that prevent you from being at your best. We are committed to ending stigma surrounding mental health treatment and increase awareness within marginalized communities. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you towards achieving your goals. Jasma Morris LPC is accepting new clients. Ebony Hutchinson LCSW is not accepting new clients.
(314) 802-4789 View (314) 802-4789
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Constance West
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hazelwood, MO 63042  (Online Only)
Life can be an emotional roller coaster presenting us with highs and lows. My goal is to assist individuals in finding the opening to their life's mazes. I have experience working with preteens, adolescents, and adults. I take pride in providing support to those in need and it is a blessing to assist others in their walks of life. Within counseling, I seek to assist in helping you find the path that is best for you while being an open, unbiased audience. Let's begin the process of learning to spread your wings and fly!
Life can be an emotional roller coaster presenting us with highs and lows. My goal is to assist individuals in finding the opening to their life's mazes. I have experience working with preteens, adolescents, and adults. I take pride in providing support to those in need and it is a blessing to assist others in their walks of life. Within counseling, I seek to assist in helping you find the path that is best for you while being an open, unbiased audience. Let's begin the process of learning to spread your wings and fly!
(636) 764-3916 View (636) 764-3916
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Mental Toughness Counseling and Mentoring
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Hazelwood, MO 63042  (Online Only)
Isaac is a passionate, professionally trained, and highly motivated therapist who is committed to being an agent of change. For the past 16 years, he has accumulated valuable experience with group, family, individual, and trauma therapy. In addition, he has work experience with the 22nd Judicial Family Court, Division of Youth Services, and Youth in Need. In 2014, Isaac began his own practice, Mental Toughness Counseling & Mentoring, where he has continued to perform virtual individual psychotherapy.
Isaac is a passionate, professionally trained, and highly motivated therapist who is committed to being an agent of change. For the past 16 years, he has accumulated valuable experience with group, family, individual, and trauma therapy. In addition, he has work experience with the 22nd Judicial Family Court, Division of Youth Services, and Youth in Need. In 2014, Isaac began his own practice, Mental Toughness Counseling & Mentoring, where he has continued to perform virtual individual psychotherapy.
(314) 551-9212 View (314) 551-9212
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Adrienne R Petty
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MBA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hazelwood, MO 63042
My ideal clients are adults, couples and teens who may be struggling with stressful life situations such as difficult relationships, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, substance use and many other issues and who are open to traditional and holistic evidence-based therapeutic modalities that best meet their needs. These include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and anger management. We will walk through your life’s journey to build a foundation of respect and dignity, allowing you to emerge healthy, empowered and whole. There is hope.
My ideal clients are adults, couples and teens who may be struggling with stressful life situations such as difficult relationships, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, substance use and many other issues and who are open to traditional and holistic evidence-based therapeutic modalities that best meet their needs. These include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and anger management. We will walk through your life’s journey to build a foundation of respect and dignity, allowing you to emerge healthy, empowered and whole. There is hope.
(314) 462-2321 View (314) 462-2321
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Melissa Weber
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hazelwood, MO 63042
Do you get tired of carrying the burden of your past on your shoulders? Do you wish for a future in which you can breathe freely and have a heart full of hope? My name is Melissa, and I'd want to be your guiding light on your journey to healing and empowerment. We'll not only heal your scars, but also rekindle the light within you, allowing you to step into a better, happier tomorrow. Your path to a better life begins here, and I'm here to accompany you every step of the way. Clients often walk away from our sessions with renewed hope, increased resilience, and actionable strategies to tackle life's challenges.
Do you get tired of carrying the burden of your past on your shoulders? Do you wish for a future in which you can breathe freely and have a heart full of hope? My name is Melissa, and I'd want to be your guiding light on your journey to healing and empowerment. We'll not only heal your scars, but also rekindle the light within you, allowing you to step into a better, happier tomorrow. Your path to a better life begins here, and I'm here to accompany you every step of the way. Clients often walk away from our sessions with renewed hope, increased resilience, and actionable strategies to tackle life's challenges.
(573) 879-2479 View (573) 879-2479
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Christian Williams
PLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hazelwood, MO 63042  (Online Only)
Today might have been a rough day for you. I’m sure scrolling through these profiles trying to find help might feel overwhelming. While there are no promises that I can make regarding the success of your therapeutic journey, I am here if you're looking for support, guidance, or just someone to shoulder the burden with you for awhile. Therapy consists of a variety of modalities and it's best to mix and match for each client to gain their best outcome! While I specialize in CBT, EMDR, and come highly trained in Perinatal Mood Disorders, I think you'll find that I am simply here to put all my tools to use for each client!
Today might have been a rough day for you. I’m sure scrolling through these profiles trying to find help might feel overwhelming. While there are no promises that I can make regarding the success of your therapeutic journey, I am here if you're looking for support, guidance, or just someone to shoulder the burden with you for awhile. Therapy consists of a variety of modalities and it's best to mix and match for each client to gain their best outcome! While I specialize in CBT, EMDR, and come highly trained in Perinatal Mood Disorders, I think you'll find that I am simply here to put all my tools to use for each client!
(636) 306-3013 View (636) 306-3013

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 63042

20+

Average cost per session

$100

Therapists in 63042 who prioritize treating:

91% Depression
91% Anxiety
91% Coping Skills
91% Self Esteem
83% Relationship Issues
78% Trauma and PTSD
74% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% Cigna and Evernorth
79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
71% Aetna

How Therapists in 63042 see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 63042?

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.