Therapists in 64050

Photo of Melinda Bonham Couples And Family Therapist, Pre-Licensed Professional in 64050, MO
Melinda Bonham Couples And Family Therapist
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS-MFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Independence, MO 64050
Have your attempts to create better relationships left you feeling more disconnected? Trusted ideas from Instagram, TikTok reels, and blogs found through Googling "ways to improve my relationship," or "better parenting techniques," just aren't helping? Give me a call today to set up a free 20-minute consultation and I can help you start healing in all your relationships.
Have your attempts to create better relationships left you feeling more disconnected? Trusted ideas from Instagram, TikTok reels, and blogs found through Googling "ways to improve my relationship," or "better parenting techniques," just aren't helping? Give me a call today to set up a free 20-minute consultation and I can help you start healing in all your relationships.
(816) 327-9301 View (816) 327-9301
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Jennifer (Jenni) D Liles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Independence, MO 64050  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Jennifer (Jenni) Liles is the owner of Responsive Mental Health Services LLC. I believe that all of us can live fulfilling lives that contains moments of joy in between and around the difficult times. Therapy should allow us to experience ourselves as valuable human beings with something to offer. I would like to help you achieve that. I have extensive experiencing helping people through trauma, grief, depression, and anxiety, and out the other side. I work from a queer-friendly and neurodivergent perspective with people aged 12 and up.
Jennifer (Jenni) Liles is the owner of Responsive Mental Health Services LLC. I believe that all of us can live fulfilling lives that contains moments of joy in between and around the difficult times. Therapy should allow us to experience ourselves as valuable human beings with something to offer. I would like to help you achieve that. I have extensive experiencing helping people through trauma, grief, depression, and anxiety, and out the other side. I work from a queer-friendly and neurodivergent perspective with people aged 12 and up.
(816) 448-8183 View (816) 448-8183
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Laurie L Carpenter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW, CCATP, CCTP, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Independence, MO 64050
I believe that all humans have a resilient spirit which allows them to overcome any obstacle before them. Sometimes we forget who we are or perhaps we never fully knew. Maybe we felt we were never able to be our authentic selves. It's possible we think there's something wrong with us or we're broken. Or is it that we struggle to manage mental health symptoms and we become emotionally deregulated and filled with shame? Maybe you think that you have gone to far and there is no hope for you. You are not alone. I have helped countless people with stories like these and many more. What ever it is that is holding you back, I can help.
I believe that all humans have a resilient spirit which allows them to overcome any obstacle before them. Sometimes we forget who we are or perhaps we never fully knew. Maybe we felt we were never able to be our authentic selves. It's possible we think there's something wrong with us or we're broken. Or is it that we struggle to manage mental health symptoms and we become emotionally deregulated and filled with shame? Maybe you think that you have gone to far and there is no hope for you. You are not alone. I have helped countless people with stories like these and many more. What ever it is that is holding you back, I can help.
(816) 368-8257 View (816) 368-8257
Photo of Sharree Jensen, Pre-Licensed Professional in 64050, MO
Sharree Jensen
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS-MFT, S-MFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Independence, MO 64050
Let's be real: You are here looking for a therapist because something in you knows it is time for change. Whether that change is just for you, or within your relationships... whether it is old stuff you "should be over," new stuff that is just kicking your trash, or any other combination of life's challenges... I'm here, ready to walk through it with you. You are here-that is the first courageous step. Let's take the next brave step together. Schedule a free consultation and let's see if we are a good match.
Let's be real: You are here looking for a therapist because something in you knows it is time for change. Whether that change is just for you, or within your relationships... whether it is old stuff you "should be over," new stuff that is just kicking your trash, or any other combination of life's challenges... I'm here, ready to walk through it with you. You are here-that is the first courageous step. Let's take the next brave step together. Schedule a free consultation and let's see if we are a good match.
(816) 925-9541 View (816) 925-9541
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Dianna Brockman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, C-DBT, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Independence, MO 64050
I know therapists are expected to start these bio’s off by sharing what they offer prospective clients, along with their viewpoint on therapy. That info is important, but my primary focus is to make sure you understand that it is YOU that really matters. Meridith Monk said "That inner voice has both gentleness and clarity. So, to get to authenticity, you really keep going down to the bone, to the honesty, and the inevitability of something.” I want to walk with you thru this process.
I know therapists are expected to start these bio’s off by sharing what they offer prospective clients, along with their viewpoint on therapy. That info is important, but my primary focus is to make sure you understand that it is YOU that really matters. Meridith Monk said "That inner voice has both gentleness and clarity. So, to get to authenticity, you really keep going down to the bone, to the honesty, and the inevitability of something.” I want to walk with you thru this process.
(816) 670-3776 View (816) 670-3776
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Greg E Neubauer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Independence, MO 64050
I have over 25 years of clinical experience providing counseling therapy to adult individuals, children, adolescents, families, and couples to address their emotional and behavioral struggles. I utilize a cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, goal directed, reality based treatment approach, integrating family dynamics as needed, to help clients effectively resolve or learn to cope with their struggles. I am available to coordinate with schools and other treatment providers. My office at Truman & Main St on the Independence Square offers a convenient, unassuming, confidential, and relaxing environment.
I have over 25 years of clinical experience providing counseling therapy to adult individuals, children, adolescents, families, and couples to address their emotional and behavioral struggles. I utilize a cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, goal directed, reality based treatment approach, integrating family dynamics as needed, to help clients effectively resolve or learn to cope with their struggles. I am available to coordinate with schools and other treatment providers. My office at Truman & Main St on the Independence Square offers a convenient, unassuming, confidential, and relaxing environment.
(816) 237-5524 View (816) 237-5524
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Daylin Rodriguez Cesar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC, PhDc
Verified
4 Endorsed
Independence, MO 64050  (Online Only)
He sido una sicoterapeuta bilingue por 12 años enfocada en tratar trauma y evaluaciones sicológicas para emigración. Les proveo un ambiente confidencial y muy cómodo a mis participantes. Es un gran privilegio guiarlos en su andar de sanidad y paz. Me especializo en sicología infantil, EMDR, y hipnosis clínica. Tengo vasta experiencia ayudando a parejas, procesos de separación, trauma, niñas/niños, y a la comunidad LGBTQ+. I am a caring bilingual counselor with experience in working with people of races and genders. My mission is to be your companion on this therapeutic journey in a comfortable and confidential environment.
He sido una sicoterapeuta bilingue por 12 años enfocada en tratar trauma y evaluaciones sicológicas para emigración. Les proveo un ambiente confidencial y muy cómodo a mis participantes. Es un gran privilegio guiarlos en su andar de sanidad y paz. Me especializo en sicología infantil, EMDR, y hipnosis clínica. Tengo vasta experiencia ayudando a parejas, procesos de separación, trauma, niñas/niños, y a la comunidad LGBTQ+. I am a caring bilingual counselor with experience in working with people of races and genders. My mission is to be your companion on this therapeutic journey in a comfortable and confidential environment.
(913) 884-1812 View (913) 884-1812
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Keith L Allen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Independence, MO 64050
I have been a psychologist for 30+ years. I am licensed as a Psychologist and Health Care Provider. I work with individuals and couples and specialize in issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and vocational issues. I also specialize in helping individuals overcome sexual difficulties, which may include low sex drive, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, and sexual addiction. I work with couples and families on relationship issues including marital and divorce issues, parent child difficulties, and sexual difficulties as they relate to the couple's relationship.
I have been a psychologist for 30+ years. I am licensed as a Psychologist and Health Care Provider. I work with individuals and couples and specialize in issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and vocational issues. I also specialize in helping individuals overcome sexual difficulties, which may include low sex drive, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, and sexual addiction. I work with couples and families on relationship issues including marital and divorce issues, parent child difficulties, and sexual difficulties as they relate to the couple's relationship.
(816) 934-4810 View (816) 934-4810
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Deborah K Rinehart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LSCSW
Verified
Independence, MO 64050
Is life not what you envisioned it to be? Tired of the same fight? Discover PERMANENT solutions to repetitive problems! Specializing in individuals and couples. 35+ YEARS EXPERIENCE HELPING PEOPLE REDEFINE THEIR LIFE COURSE. COUPLES: Discover permanent solutions to repetitive problems. I provide pre/post marital therapy. New relationships welcome! IT IS POSSIBLE TO RECAPTURE LOVE IN YOUR MARRIAGE! LIFE TRANSITION: (Divorce, Loss, Retirement, Empty nesting, Middle-age Slump. Learn to redirect and rejuvenate your life course and find meaning from change, struggle, and transition.
Is life not what you envisioned it to be? Tired of the same fight? Discover PERMANENT solutions to repetitive problems! Specializing in individuals and couples. 35+ YEARS EXPERIENCE HELPING PEOPLE REDEFINE THEIR LIFE COURSE. COUPLES: Discover permanent solutions to repetitive problems. I provide pre/post marital therapy. New relationships welcome! IT IS POSSIBLE TO RECAPTURE LOVE IN YOUR MARRIAGE! LIFE TRANSITION: (Divorce, Loss, Retirement, Empty nesting, Middle-age Slump. Learn to redirect and rejuvenate your life course and find meaning from change, struggle, and transition.
(816) 920-0413 View (816) 920-0413
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Lori Schwartz
Psychologist
Verified
2 Endorsed
Independence, MO 64050
My specialty is working with patients with relationship concerns and adjustment to life circumstances. I enjoy working with young adults and couples and am a certifed sex therapist through the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists. I have experience working with sexual dysfunctions and interpersonal concerns. I really enjoy working together with patients to analyze problems and am active in providing solutions to problems. Secondarily, I enjoy working with adults and children, evaluating educational and emotional concerns. I have had over 20 years of clinical experience.
My specialty is working with patients with relationship concerns and adjustment to life circumstances. I enjoy working with young adults and couples and am a certifed sex therapist through the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists. I have experience working with sexual dysfunctions and interpersonal concerns. I really enjoy working together with patients to analyze problems and am active in providing solutions to problems. Secondarily, I enjoy working with adults and children, evaluating educational and emotional concerns. I have had over 20 years of clinical experience.
(816) 659-3290 View (816) 659-3290
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Sydney Lawson
Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified
Independence, MO 64050
Waitlist for new clients
As an Art Therapist and Counselor, I am equipped to work with a variety of individuals in a myriad of ways. I utilize a person-centered, strengths-based and trauma-informed approach to understand and assist people through their struggles. I am able to provide 'traditional' counseling services as well as art therapy, behavior change approaches and EMDR to help you deal with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harming behaviors, relationship issues, life transitions and self-esteem struggles. I am direct, creative and open-minded and love working with people ages 10 and up.
As an Art Therapist and Counselor, I am equipped to work with a variety of individuals in a myriad of ways. I utilize a person-centered, strengths-based and trauma-informed approach to understand and assist people through their struggles. I am able to provide 'traditional' counseling services as well as art therapy, behavior change approaches and EMDR to help you deal with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harming behaviors, relationship issues, life transitions and self-esteem struggles. I am direct, creative and open-minded and love working with people ages 10 and up.
(678) 252-5168 View (678) 252-5168
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Lauri Ann Ruth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Independence, MO 64050
I am a licensed professional counselor specializing in Play Therapy. My passion is working with children and families. I have extensive experience working with children in various capacities; daycare provider, preschool teacher, junior high teacher, high school teacher, middle school counselor and play therapist. I believe in working with the entire family when treating a child. The entire family system needs assessed, in order to enact change, to aid in the healing of a child who has experienced trauma or who is experiencing adjustment difficulties. I welcome the opportunity to work with children ages 3 - 18 and their families.
I am a licensed professional counselor specializing in Play Therapy. My passion is working with children and families. I have extensive experience working with children in various capacities; daycare provider, preschool teacher, junior high teacher, high school teacher, middle school counselor and play therapist. I believe in working with the entire family when treating a child. The entire family system needs assessed, in order to enact change, to aid in the healing of a child who has experienced trauma or who is experiencing adjustment difficulties. I welcome the opportunity to work with children ages 3 - 18 and their families.
(816) 583-0556 View (816) 583-0556
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Mark Newlon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Independence, MO 64050
There is a place of peace within you, a doorway and passage to a new and different life. If you are ready for change, and ready to find your way once more, let my twenty-nine years of meditation and twelve years of experience counseling others help guide you to your path. I am a validating counselor and mystic, ready to meet you on your journey. Together, we can enter a meditative space for healing, for discovering answers and knowledge to help you on your path, to bring you back to yourself again.
There is a place of peace within you, a doorway and passage to a new and different life. If you are ready for change, and ready to find your way once more, let my twenty-nine years of meditation and twelve years of experience counseling others help guide you to your path. I am a validating counselor and mystic, ready to meet you on your journey. Together, we can enter a meditative space for healing, for discovering answers and knowledge to help you on your path, to bring you back to yourself again.
(816) 482-3141 View (816) 482-3141
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Taylor Croan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Independence, MO 64050
Do you struggle with social anxiety that affects your day-to-day life and ability to make friends or maintain relationships? Do you feel overwhelmed or exhausted by going to work or school or answering calls or snaps? Do you wish that social interactions could be easier? Now more than ever, people are feeling overwhelmed about finding their place in life and engaging in day-to-day social interactions as their genuine real self.
Do you struggle with social anxiety that affects your day-to-day life and ability to make friends or maintain relationships? Do you feel overwhelmed or exhausted by going to work or school or answering calls or snaps? Do you wish that social interactions could be easier? Now more than ever, people are feeling overwhelmed about finding their place in life and engaging in day-to-day social interactions as their genuine real self.
(816) 624-2104 View (816) 624-2104
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Willow Tree Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Independence, MO 64050
I am a reliable and experienced Therapist, who specializes in working with individuals who are ready to be empowered and make positive life changes. I believe each of us deserves to live more awake, happy, and beautiful life.
I am a reliable and experienced Therapist, who specializes in working with individuals who are ready to be empowered and make positive life changes. I believe each of us deserves to live more awake, happy, and beautiful life.
(816) 209-1403 View (816) 209-1403
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Cara Gruhala
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, NCC, PMH-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Independence, MO 64050
Feeling stuck? Not feeling like yourself? Do the stressors of daily life seem to feel bigger to you than you believe they feel to others? I work with clients from early childhood through all phases of adulthood. I specialize in trauma, perinatal concerns (infertility, pregnancy, postpartum mood struggles, traumatic birth, and loss), as well as neurodivergence (Autism, ADHD, and more), gender/sexual expansiveness, and anxiety and depression.
Feeling stuck? Not feeling like yourself? Do the stressors of daily life seem to feel bigger to you than you believe they feel to others? I work with clients from early childhood through all phases of adulthood. I specialize in trauma, perinatal concerns (infertility, pregnancy, postpartum mood struggles, traumatic birth, and loss), as well as neurodivergence (Autism, ADHD, and more), gender/sexual expansiveness, and anxiety and depression.
(816) 290-7475 View (816) 290-7475
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Kelly Shaw
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLPC, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Independence, MO 64050
Teen struggling with anxiety or depression? Child with big, uncontrollable feelings? Are the parenting tips on social media not helping? Understanding the complexities children and adolescence face drives my passion as a therapist. In my office, children and teens can come as they are and be fully themselves. I use Play Therapy to engage children, creating a space for growth.I incorporate TheraPlay to support families in fostering connections and building resilient bonds. No matter the age, littles, teens or adults, my approach is rooted in genuine connection,aiming to build trust and understanding in every therapeutic relationship.
Teen struggling with anxiety or depression? Child with big, uncontrollable feelings? Are the parenting tips on social media not helping? Understanding the complexities children and adolescence face drives my passion as a therapist. In my office, children and teens can come as they are and be fully themselves. I use Play Therapy to engage children, creating a space for growth.I incorporate TheraPlay to support families in fostering connections and building resilient bonds. No matter the age, littles, teens or adults, my approach is rooted in genuine connection,aiming to build trust and understanding in every therapeutic relationship.
(816) 293-4170 View (816) 293-4170
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Rebecca Deason
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Independence, MO 64050
Imagine a place where your emotions find understanding and your struggles meet compassion. Therapy can be that place. Your journey is completely your own, and I'm here to honor and respect every part of it. In our therapeutic space, there's no judgment—just a genuine understanding of what you've been through and how you feel. Your thoughts and feelings are valued, and will play a crucial role in our sessions. We'll explore the opportunities for growth, learning, and transformation together, creating a space where your journey is met with understanding, support, and the possibility of meaningful change.
Imagine a place where your emotions find understanding and your struggles meet compassion. Therapy can be that place. Your journey is completely your own, and I'm here to honor and respect every part of it. In our therapeutic space, there's no judgment—just a genuine understanding of what you've been through and how you feel. Your thoughts and feelings are valued, and will play a crucial role in our sessions. We'll explore the opportunities for growth, learning, and transformation together, creating a space where your journey is met with understanding, support, and the possibility of meaningful change.
(573) 763-2360 View (573) 763-2360
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Samantha Reed
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Independence, MO 64050
The relationship you and your child has with their counselor is the true measure of how helpful the counseling experience will be. I value developing a warm, positive, supportive and empathic environment for your family to overcome any challenge that you are facing. In our experience together, you will find healing and growth, and recognize your own strengths, and how they help you and your child work toward building a more positive and rewarding future. Both in your individual lives, and collectively within the family.
The relationship you and your child has with their counselor is the true measure of how helpful the counseling experience will be. I value developing a warm, positive, supportive and empathic environment for your family to overcome any challenge that you are facing. In our experience together, you will find healing and growth, and recognize your own strengths, and how they help you and your child work toward building a more positive and rewarding future. Both in your individual lives, and collectively within the family.
(913) 914-8828 View (913) 914-8828
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Nathan Staley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Independence, MO 64050
Unconditional personal acceptance, honesty, and if it's a good fit: trust. This is the where therapy has power. And in a society increasingly isolated and detached, we are tragically under-resourced in our suffering. If you've found yourself ready to try and paint a different picture, I can help. We can be open minded with what that looks like, sometimes it resembles examining your thoughts, sometimes connecting with and learning from your emotions. Sometimes we need a safe, human connection to hear and to heal the burdens of our past and present. My first task is to learn what it is you need; it's ok if that's yours too.
Unconditional personal acceptance, honesty, and if it's a good fit: trust. This is the where therapy has power. And in a society increasingly isolated and detached, we are tragically under-resourced in our suffering. If you've found yourself ready to try and paint a different picture, I can help. We can be open minded with what that looks like, sometimes it resembles examining your thoughts, sometimes connecting with and learning from your emotions. Sometimes we need a safe, human connection to hear and to heal the burdens of our past and present. My first task is to learn what it is you need; it's ok if that's yours too.
(816) 298-8599 View (816) 298-8599

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 64050

20+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 64050 who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
95% Anxiety
91% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
77% Trauma and PTSD
73% Coping Skills
64% Grief

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
71% Cigna and Evernorth
59% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 64050 see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 64050?

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.