Therapists in 63116

Photo of Ilana R Luft-Barrett, Psychologist in 63116, MO
Ilana R Luft-Barrett
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63116  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Clinical Psychologist licensed to treat clients in Missouri and New York State, and Authorized to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology in all PSYPACT states. Therapy is a collaboration between therapist and client. My goal is to understand where you are at this moment in your life, help you to identify your goals and work with you, as a partner, to attain them. I use evidence-based approaches that assist you in changing unhelpful thinking and behaviors, improve awareness and control over emotions, increase tolerance of difficult emotions, and enhance your ability to live mindfully in the present moment.
I am a Clinical Psychologist licensed to treat clients in Missouri and New York State, and Authorized to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology in all PSYPACT states. Therapy is a collaboration between therapist and client. My goal is to understand where you are at this moment in your life, help you to identify your goals and work with you, as a partner, to attain them. I use evidence-based approaches that assist you in changing unhelpful thinking and behaviors, improve awareness and control over emotions, increase tolerance of difficult emotions, and enhance your ability to live mindfully in the present moment.
(314) 858-5660 View (314) 858-5660
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Mason Alexander Kinghorn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63116  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with depression, mood swings, anxiety, feeling disconnected from others, or the way your life has been impacted by trauma? Are you searching for happiness or meaning in your relationships, your work, or in life in general? If any of this resonates with you, I may have the type of professional experience that would be helpful to you. I work with adults (18+) providing virtual therapy. Common issues I work with include depression, bipolar disorder, mood swings, anger management, anxiety disorders, trauma, life transitions, LGBTQIA+ related issues, and low self-esteem. I also provide gender-affirming care.
Do you struggle with depression, mood swings, anxiety, feeling disconnected from others, or the way your life has been impacted by trauma? Are you searching for happiness or meaning in your relationships, your work, or in life in general? If any of this resonates with you, I may have the type of professional experience that would be helpful to you. I work with adults (18+) providing virtual therapy. Common issues I work with include depression, bipolar disorder, mood swings, anger management, anxiety disorders, trauma, life transitions, LGBTQIA+ related issues, and low self-esteem. I also provide gender-affirming care.
(314) 254-2767 View (314) 254-2767
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Eric Gregory
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, MAC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63116
I come to the counseling room as a fellow traveller with a strong desire to create emotional and spiritual safety, regardless of what must be faced. Much of my experience has been focused on helping men find hope and a voice amid brokenness, loneliness, and relational trouble. I meet with individuals wrestling with anxiety, depression, past or present abuse, sexual confusion, sexual addiction, and spiritual and emotional health in general. Real relief and real growth are really possible!
I come to the counseling room as a fellow traveller with a strong desire to create emotional and spiritual safety, regardless of what must be faced. Much of my experience has been focused on helping men find hope and a voice amid brokenness, loneliness, and relational trouble. I meet with individuals wrestling with anxiety, depression, past or present abuse, sexual confusion, sexual addiction, and spiritual and emotional health in general. Real relief and real growth are really possible!
(314) 207-5890 View (314) 207-5890
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Caitlin McNeece
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RYT 200
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63116  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Anxiety and past trauma have kept you playing small, but in your heart you know that life can be so much bigger! You’re ready to wrestle with anxiety, shine a light on hurts and hardships of the past, and begin living life on your own terms. It feels like you’ve been waiting forever, unsure if the timing is right, but now you realize that “ready” might never happen, and you’re willing to try anyway. You're dreaming of a life where you stop second guessing yourself, where you feel connected and have a deep sense of belonging, and where you're no longer paralyzed by worries. You're ready to get back in the driver's seat of life!
Anxiety and past trauma have kept you playing small, but in your heart you know that life can be so much bigger! You’re ready to wrestle with anxiety, shine a light on hurts and hardships of the past, and begin living life on your own terms. It feels like you’ve been waiting forever, unsure if the timing is right, but now you realize that “ready” might never happen, and you’re willing to try anyway. You're dreaming of a life where you stop second guessing yourself, where you feel connected and have a deep sense of belonging, and where you're no longer paralyzed by worries. You're ready to get back in the driver's seat of life!
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Joan Brackmann
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, SEP
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63116
Not accepting new clients
I believe that through being respected, listened to, feeling validated and cared about, the healing process is well under way. Whether experiencing depression, anxiety, fear or shame, unresolved pain from the past, or difficulties currently, we will explore your problems together and they will all make sense. I have helped clients with: eating disorders; alcohol and drug addictions; unresolved childhood trauma; depression; anxiety; grief; post-traumatic stress; LGBTQIA related issues; and relationship problems. My approach is eclectic and collaborative. I will help you find a way to heal and change that works for you.
I believe that through being respected, listened to, feeling validated and cared about, the healing process is well under way. Whether experiencing depression, anxiety, fear or shame, unresolved pain from the past, or difficulties currently, we will explore your problems together and they will all make sense. I have helped clients with: eating disorders; alcohol and drug addictions; unresolved childhood trauma; depression; anxiety; grief; post-traumatic stress; LGBTQIA related issues; and relationship problems. My approach is eclectic and collaborative. I will help you find a way to heal and change that works for you.
(314) 227-9950 View (314) 227-9950
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Marianela Dornhecker
Psychologist, PhD, CCTP-II
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63116  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy incorporates deep emotional work with action and goal-oriented steps. I aim to help clients build awareness of their pain points while fostering a mindful and nonjudgmental curiosity about themselves. I have specialized training in working with folks impacted by trauma and experiencing perinatal mental health and adjustment concerns. I believe our past experiences, including intergenerational trauma, can impact the way we show up in the present. My goal is to create a therapeutic space in which clients can work through these experiences to find their authentic selves and build deeper relationships.
My approach to therapy incorporates deep emotional work with action and goal-oriented steps. I aim to help clients build awareness of their pain points while fostering a mindful and nonjudgmental curiosity about themselves. I have specialized training in working with folks impacted by trauma and experiencing perinatal mental health and adjustment concerns. I believe our past experiences, including intergenerational trauma, can impact the way we show up in the present. My goal is to create a therapeutic space in which clients can work through these experiences to find their authentic selves and build deeper relationships.
(844) 949-2893 View (844) 949-2893
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Kara Born
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63116
I work with couples, individuals, and families focusing on issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief/loss, and trauma. I have been trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and utilize these techniques for couples and individuals. During our sessions, we will identify the underlying emotional needs and gain tools to communicate those needs to others, whether that is with our partner, our family, or our friends. My goal is to provide a non-judgmental space where people can increase their understanding of the unhelpful patterns of behaviors that might be causing them pain and hardship.
I work with couples, individuals, and families focusing on issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief/loss, and trauma. I have been trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and utilize these techniques for couples and individuals. During our sessions, we will identify the underlying emotional needs and gain tools to communicate those needs to others, whether that is with our partner, our family, or our friends. My goal is to provide a non-judgmental space where people can increase their understanding of the unhelpful patterns of behaviors that might be causing them pain and hardship.
(314) 470-8795 View (314) 470-8795
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Megan Dooley Hussmann
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63116
I'm a feminist therapist who helps people untangle who they are from who they feel like they need to be. I work with folks who want to process and make meaning of their current phase of life. I am especially interested in working with individuals and couples through pregnancy, postpartum, and early parenting years. I create space for people who want to process their parenting journey rooted in a curiosity about their own development. Just like infants and children, parents are in the process of growing and learning. I won't tell you how to parent. I will help you nurture your own identify as a parent.
I'm a feminist therapist who helps people untangle who they are from who they feel like they need to be. I work with folks who want to process and make meaning of their current phase of life. I am especially interested in working with individuals and couples through pregnancy, postpartum, and early parenting years. I create space for people who want to process their parenting journey rooted in a curiosity about their own development. Just like infants and children, parents are in the process of growing and learning. I won't tell you how to parent. I will help you nurture your own identify as a parent.
(314) 970-5716 View (314) 970-5716
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Kerry Hogan
Licensed Professional Counselor, M Ed, LPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63116
Hello! As someone who values sincerity, I feel as though the best work happens when clients feel very deeply seen, heard, and known. Authenticity and vulnerability are the cornerstones of my practice. I believe that the ultimate driving factor in life is secure attachment. I also believe in building a therapeutic practice that mirrors my own principles. Therefore, you can expect warmth, informality, passion, and a playful spirit permeating throughout my work.
Hello! As someone who values sincerity, I feel as though the best work happens when clients feel very deeply seen, heard, and known. Authenticity and vulnerability are the cornerstones of my practice. I believe that the ultimate driving factor in life is secure attachment. I also believe in building a therapeutic practice that mirrors my own principles. Therefore, you can expect warmth, informality, passion, and a playful spirit permeating throughout my work.
(314) 396-8918 View (314) 396-8918
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Ricky Cooper
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63116  (Online Only)
Nothing you do seems to help you get out of this. You feel as if you are running in place, repeating yourself. It is time for another cook in the kitchen so to speak. I do not just want to be another person telling you things will be alright or it is fine; just push through. Whether it be depression, anxiety, family adjustment issues, or trauma related issues I am here to help you realize an internal strength you inherently possess.
Nothing you do seems to help you get out of this. You feel as if you are running in place, repeating yourself. It is time for another cook in the kitchen so to speak. I do not just want to be another person telling you things will be alright or it is fine; just push through. Whether it be depression, anxiety, family adjustment issues, or trauma related issues I am here to help you realize an internal strength you inherently possess.
(314) 710-3655 View (314) 710-3655
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Jamie Gregory
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63116
Life is a complex experience of pain and beauty and sometimes we need focused care to understand our experiences and heal from past wounds. I find it a privilege to walk alongside my clients through that process of discovery and healing. I became a licensed counselor in 2004 and worked in community mental health for 8 years, until the Fall of 2011 when I began working as a therapist. So for the last 12 years, I have been able to pursue my passion– counseling women struggling with depression and anxiety, those wrestling with their personal and spiritual identities, and those longing to make sense of their past and heal from trauma.
Life is a complex experience of pain and beauty and sometimes we need focused care to understand our experiences and heal from past wounds. I find it a privilege to walk alongside my clients through that process of discovery and healing. I became a licensed counselor in 2004 and worked in community mental health for 8 years, until the Fall of 2011 when I began working as a therapist. So for the last 12 years, I have been able to pursue my passion– counseling women struggling with depression and anxiety, those wrestling with their personal and spiritual identities, and those longing to make sense of their past and heal from trauma.
(314) 403-1779 View (314) 403-1779
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Sara Joern
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC, EMDR-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63116  (Online Only)
Authenticity. Intention. Connection. Integrity. These are foundational principles that I employ to support you in therapy. Drawing from my background in Transpersonal Psychology, I see the basic goodness in every being, and hold the perspective that we have a desire to be the best version of ourselves. I utilize a social justice perspective, and a gentle, organic, holistic approach to mental health recovery. I will support you in cultivating perspective shifts, behavior change, and empowerment. Taking the first step to look within ourselves takes an immense amount of tenacity, so I am bowing to your willingness to do so!
Authenticity. Intention. Connection. Integrity. These are foundational principles that I employ to support you in therapy. Drawing from my background in Transpersonal Psychology, I see the basic goodness in every being, and hold the perspective that we have a desire to be the best version of ourselves. I utilize a social justice perspective, and a gentle, organic, holistic approach to mental health recovery. I will support you in cultivating perspective shifts, behavior change, and empowerment. Taking the first step to look within ourselves takes an immense amount of tenacity, so I am bowing to your willingness to do so!
(314) 916-3206 View (314) 916-3206
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Chris Elliott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63116
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health. I believe that therapy is a powerful tool for achieving a healthy and balanced life. I utilize various therapeutic approaches, including mindfulness, community-based interventions, trauma-focused therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy, to provide individualized care for each client. As a North St. Louis-bred and St. Louis University-educated professional, I understand the struggles associated with limited resources and the traumas they can bring. This knowledge is used to support clients' growth.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health. I believe that therapy is a powerful tool for achieving a healthy and balanced life. I utilize various therapeutic approaches, including mindfulness, community-based interventions, trauma-focused therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy, to provide individualized care for each client. As a North St. Louis-bred and St. Louis University-educated professional, I understand the struggles associated with limited resources and the traumas they can bring. This knowledge is used to support clients' growth.
(314) 648-8388 View (314) 648-8388
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Amy Studer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63116  (Online Only)
Our clients often identify as LGBTQIAs2+ / Queer, Non-monogamous, sex positive or sex neutral, neurodivergence, and or disabled and living within Missouri ir Kansas. However, identifying in these communities is not a requirement for services through AAC. Clients often start therapy to work on goals to learn more about identities, setting boundaries with others in their lives, opening up their relationship, learning more about themselves or others gender or sexual expression. Through individual, relationship, or family counseling we work to increase healthy communication based on our values, instead of assumed social norms.
Our clients often identify as LGBTQIAs2+ / Queer, Non-monogamous, sex positive or sex neutral, neurodivergence, and or disabled and living within Missouri ir Kansas. However, identifying in these communities is not a requirement for services through AAC. Clients often start therapy to work on goals to learn more about identities, setting boundaries with others in their lives, opening up their relationship, learning more about themselves or others gender or sexual expression. Through individual, relationship, or family counseling we work to increase healthy communication based on our values, instead of assumed social norms.
(573) 577-3368 View (573) 577-3368
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Tristan Connor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, CCM
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63116  (Online Only)
As a transgender therapist, one of my passions is working with clients who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ population. I enjoy collaborating with individuals who are exploring their gender and/or sexual identities and hope to offer guidance and compassion as they let go of any residual societal expectations. I have undergone the entire process of hormones, top surgery, and bottom surgeries, and I am open with my clients about my experiences as we work to decrease their gender dysphoria and move toward the eventual goal of gender euphoria.
As a transgender therapist, one of my passions is working with clients who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ population. I enjoy collaborating with individuals who are exploring their gender and/or sexual identities and hope to offer guidance and compassion as they let go of any residual societal expectations. I have undergone the entire process of hormones, top surgery, and bottom surgeries, and I am open with my clients about my experiences as we work to decrease their gender dysphoria and move toward the eventual goal of gender euphoria.
(314) 501-6096 View (314) 501-6096
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Kyle Brandt-Lubart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63116
Not accepting new clients
Therapy has the power to facilitate a relationship with the self that is tender, introspective, and vibrant. My goal is to support you in nurturing this relationship. In therapy we will always work as collaborators. I specialize in trauma therapy and integrating expressive arts approaches, but have experience working with a wide variety of clients.
Therapy has the power to facilitate a relationship with the self that is tender, introspective, and vibrant. My goal is to support you in nurturing this relationship. In therapy we will always work as collaborators. I specialize in trauma therapy and integrating expressive arts approaches, but have experience working with a wide variety of clients.
(314) 463-4563 View (314) 463-4563
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Kelly Stickley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MAG, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63116
Not accepting new clients
Every new day presents the opportunity to begin a new chapter. What is already written on our pages may shape us, but it does not define us. Every obstacle, experience, and transition we encounter brings opportunity for joy, growth, meaning, and connection. Therapy provides support to reflect on where you have been, where you are now, and where you want to be. New Chapter offers therapy services that fit your life and comfort level.
Every new day presents the opportunity to begin a new chapter. What is already written on our pages may shape us, but it does not define us. Every obstacle, experience, and transition we encounter brings opportunity for joy, growth, meaning, and connection. Therapy provides support to reflect on where you have been, where you are now, and where you want to be. New Chapter offers therapy services that fit your life and comfort level.
(314) 470-9485 View (314) 470-9485
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Edward Donald Flynn
Licensed Professional Counselor, ABS, MA, LPC, NBCCH, DBTC
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63116
I am a nationally certified DBT therapist. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is my orientation and specialty. My orientation and personal experiences have inspired me to work toward the treatment of clients struggling with childhood trauma, PTSD, anxiousness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, relationship issues, LGBTQ concerns, NSSI(Self-Injury) and Borderline Personality Disorder.
I am a nationally certified DBT therapist. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is my orientation and specialty. My orientation and personal experiences have inspired me to work toward the treatment of clients struggling with childhood trauma, PTSD, anxiousness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, relationship issues, LGBTQ concerns, NSSI(Self-Injury) and Borderline Personality Disorder.
(314) 254-9322 View (314) 254-9322
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LGBTQ+ Counseling St. Louis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63116
While I provide individual and relationship counseling for all people, my special interest is to support marginalized populations. My primary expertise is providing counseling and supportive services for the LGBTQ+ constituency. As human beings, we all struggle with feelings of not being good enough, important enough, lovable or able to love. These feelings embed themselves very early in life producing defense mechanisms, although no longer needed, continue to operate below the surface, wreaking havoc on life, relationships and success. The battle is often a daily one; sometimes minute by minute. Don't suffer alone.
While I provide individual and relationship counseling for all people, my special interest is to support marginalized populations. My primary expertise is providing counseling and supportive services for the LGBTQ+ constituency. As human beings, we all struggle with feelings of not being good enough, important enough, lovable or able to love. These feelings embed themselves very early in life producing defense mechanisms, although no longer needed, continue to operate below the surface, wreaking havoc on life, relationships and success. The battle is often a daily one; sometimes minute by minute. Don't suffer alone.
(314) 270-1852 View (314) 270-1852
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Cortney Dollens
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63116
In a world riddled with sadness and struggle, I strive to provide a safe haven for my clients to find support and hope, recognizing that all too often these vital components for living just can't be found anywhere else. My hope is to be source of grounding as you face your struggle, and ultimately, yourself. Counseling can be a transformative and life-changing experience if we are brave enough to engage it with earnestness and sincerity. I'll be with you along the way.
In a world riddled with sadness and struggle, I strive to provide a safe haven for my clients to find support and hope, recognizing that all too often these vital components for living just can't be found anywhere else. My hope is to be source of grounding as you face your struggle, and ultimately, yourself. Counseling can be a transformative and life-changing experience if we are brave enough to engage it with earnestness and sincerity. I'll be with you along the way.
(314) 270-1492 View (314) 270-1492

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Number of Therapists in 63116

50+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in 63116 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
77% Trauma and PTSD
74% Stress
68% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
79% Cigna and Evernorth
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 63116 see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
24% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 63116?

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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.