Therapists in 64108

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Kalen Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-BC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64108
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling with your relationship with your body, food, and/or exercise? Things that were once joyful now feel controlling? My name is Kalen and I specialize in providing eating disorder informed care for children, teens, and adults struggling with all types of eating disorders. I am a licensed professional counselor and nationally board-certified art therapist with years of experience providing eating disorder informed counseling at all levels of care.
Are you struggling with your relationship with your body, food, and/or exercise? Things that were once joyful now feel controlling? My name is Kalen and I specialize in providing eating disorder informed care for children, teens, and adults struggling with all types of eating disorders. I am a licensed professional counselor and nationally board-certified art therapist with years of experience providing eating disorder informed counseling at all levels of care.
(816) 307-7310 View (816) 307-7310
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Hannah K Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64108
Waitlist for new clients
I am a therapist with a social work heart. Helping others learn to love and understand themselves is my favorite part of the job. I diagnose and treat through different types of therapy such as psychotherapy, trauma informed care, DBT, CBT, Grief and Loss, Couples Therapy and numerous strengths perspective approaches. I work with adult patient's who struggle with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, personality disorders, bipolar disorders and trauma based disorders.
I am a therapist with a social work heart. Helping others learn to love and understand themselves is my favorite part of the job. I diagnose and treat through different types of therapy such as psychotherapy, trauma informed care, DBT, CBT, Grief and Loss, Couples Therapy and numerous strengths perspective approaches. I work with adult patient's who struggle with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, personality disorders, bipolar disorders and trauma based disorders.
(816) 327-1756 View (816) 327-1756
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Janee V. Henderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64108  (Online Only)
Do you have dreams but aren't actualizing them? Are you lacking motivation or the push you need to get across the finish line? I am skilled at helping my clients identify goals and providing them with support. Are you noticing a negative pattern in your relationships with others? Let me help you learn new communication strategies and a more effective way to resolve conflict. Have you found yourself changing in a way you don't like? I can help you develop healthy coping skills, identify changes that need to be made, become empowered, and motivated to live life to the fullest.
Do you have dreams but aren't actualizing them? Are you lacking motivation or the push you need to get across the finish line? I am skilled at helping my clients identify goals and providing them with support. Are you noticing a negative pattern in your relationships with others? Let me help you learn new communication strategies and a more effective way to resolve conflict. Have you found yourself changing in a way you don't like? I can help you develop healthy coping skills, identify changes that need to be made, become empowered, and motivated to live life to the fullest.
(816) 625-5426 View (816) 625-5426
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Halee Winfrey
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, S-MFT
Verified
Kansas City, MO 64108
I’m the person you want to see when you are ready to be challenged, encouraged, and guided through your life story. I’m someone who understands why we behave the way we do, and that these behaviors are learned and adaptive. There is nothing wrong with you, and I am here to challenge your thoughts against this. I genuinely enjoy working with clients who have found themselves in a place they didn't think they would be. I will walk you through what is happening in your life, not around it. I help my clients learn who they are, navigate their own needs and desires, and learn how to walk through life with compassion for themselves.
I’m the person you want to see when you are ready to be challenged, encouraged, and guided through your life story. I’m someone who understands why we behave the way we do, and that these behaviors are learned and adaptive. There is nothing wrong with you, and I am here to challenge your thoughts against this. I genuinely enjoy working with clients who have found themselves in a place they didn't think they would be. I will walk you through what is happening in your life, not around it. I help my clients learn who they are, navigate their own needs and desires, and learn how to walk through life with compassion for themselves.
(816) 307-1631 View (816) 307-1631
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Mimi Bachman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64108
Taking a look at your life and realizing that you aren't happy, even though it seems like you "should" be, is tough. Even tougher is if you're a parent and feeling overwhelmed with this new identity, wondering how to be the best parent you can be, and also be able to find space for yourself at the same time. It isn't always easy to know which step will take you toward a more meaningful life. If you're reading this, you are taking a step to get the support you deserve so you can create a life you love and be the parent you hope to be. Your healing matters, and your story matters.
Taking a look at your life and realizing that you aren't happy, even though it seems like you "should" be, is tough. Even tougher is if you're a parent and feeling overwhelmed with this new identity, wondering how to be the best parent you can be, and also be able to find space for yourself at the same time. It isn't always easy to know which step will take you toward a more meaningful life. If you're reading this, you are taking a step to get the support you deserve so you can create a life you love and be the parent you hope to be. Your healing matters, and your story matters.
(816) 208-8415 View (816) 208-8415
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Elizabeth Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64108
Feeling stuck, chaotic, overwhelmed, purposeless, anxious? Do you ever find yourself doing the same things over and over wishing you would have a different outcome? Do you feel consumed by your thoughts? Do you feel like you and your partner just don’t get each other? Often time asking for help and finding help is overwhelming. You want to make a change, make things better, but you don’t know how. You want to feel like you again - not to just keep surviving, but start living intentionally and passionately. You want the anxiety, the intrusive thoughts and the sleepless nights to end - to be present with yourself and your loved ones.
Feeling stuck, chaotic, overwhelmed, purposeless, anxious? Do you ever find yourself doing the same things over and over wishing you would have a different outcome? Do you feel consumed by your thoughts? Do you feel like you and your partner just don’t get each other? Often time asking for help and finding help is overwhelming. You want to make a change, make things better, but you don’t know how. You want to feel like you again - not to just keep surviving, but start living intentionally and passionately. You want the anxiety, the intrusive thoughts and the sleepless nights to end - to be present with yourself and your loved ones.
(816) 662-6127 View (816) 662-6127
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Alex McEntire
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64108
My ideal client grapples with anxiety, trauma, or addictions. They span across all age groups, from adolescents to the elderly. At the core of their struggle is a fervent desire for serenity and self-acceptance. Their ultimate goal isn't just to find relief but to also embrace transformative change. They're actively seeking not just a momentary reprieve but a sustained peace, and with the right guidance, they aspire to cultivate a life of calm and understanding.
My ideal client grapples with anxiety, trauma, or addictions. They span across all age groups, from adolescents to the elderly. At the core of their struggle is a fervent desire for serenity and self-acceptance. Their ultimate goal isn't just to find relief but to also embrace transformative change. They're actively seeking not just a momentary reprieve but a sustained peace, and with the right guidance, they aspire to cultivate a life of calm and understanding.
(816) 653-3441 View (816) 653-3441
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Zachariah L. Whertvine
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Kansas City, MO 64108
Waitlist for new clients
You will not go where you have not yet been without learning to do what you have not yet done. Many seek wellness, peace, joy, and such believing they must discover it for themselves, by themselves. Yet we see example after example that the most successful have guides, coaches, mentors, or counselors.
You will not go where you have not yet been without learning to do what you have not yet done. Many seek wellness, peace, joy, and such believing they must discover it for themselves, by themselves. Yet we see example after example that the most successful have guides, coaches, mentors, or counselors.
(816) 339-5107 View (816) 339-5107
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Holly L. Ramaeker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64108
Life is a journey, a journey that is most difficult when traveled alone. I strive to walk with clients on their path towards healing and happiness. Working from a client-centered approach, it is essential for me to understand each client as an individual to develop trust and a partnership in therapy. Relationships, trauma, careers and other stressors take a toll on a person's ability to flourish. I believe that each person has potential for growth from those experiences. My goal is to help you regain your footing on your path to living a full and vibrant life.
Life is a journey, a journey that is most difficult when traveled alone. I strive to walk with clients on their path towards healing and happiness. Working from a client-centered approach, it is essential for me to understand each client as an individual to develop trust and a partnership in therapy. Relationships, trauma, careers and other stressors take a toll on a person's ability to flourish. I believe that each person has potential for growth from those experiences. My goal is to help you regain your footing on your path to living a full and vibrant life.
(816) 992-5801 View (816) 992-5801
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Jake Maggard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64108
Specializing in treating youth, individuals, couples, and families, has enabled me to help clients to better understand and process their past and current life circumstances, challenges, and barriers as they hone their ability not just survive life, but thrive in it. I am passionate about helping my clients define healthy boundaries, find healing, and grow relationships that create more fulfillment in their lives. Whether it be depression, anxiety, relational issues, divorce, separation, loss or grief, infidelity, infertility, men’s issues, performance issues, or family issues, I am here and ready to help!
Specializing in treating youth, individuals, couples, and families, has enabled me to help clients to better understand and process their past and current life circumstances, challenges, and barriers as they hone their ability not just survive life, but thrive in it. I am passionate about helping my clients define healthy boundaries, find healing, and grow relationships that create more fulfillment in their lives. Whether it be depression, anxiety, relational issues, divorce, separation, loss or grief, infidelity, infertility, men’s issues, performance issues, or family issues, I am here and ready to help!
(816) 323-8602 View (816) 323-8602
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Nathan Staley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Kansas City, MO 64108
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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Tyler R Burch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Kansas City, MO 64108  (Online Only)
Nobody is absent of a history that has not at some point brought about hurt, anger, grief, or sadness, and I believe that our current existence is a culmination of these past experiences, good or bad. The emotional outcome is oftentimes determined on our awareness, our interpretation, and how we have chosen to respond to these experiences.
Nobody is absent of a history that has not at some point brought about hurt, anger, grief, or sadness, and I believe that our current existence is a culmination of these past experiences, good or bad. The emotional outcome is oftentimes determined on our awareness, our interpretation, and how we have chosen to respond to these experiences.
(816) 307-1770 x102 View (816) 307-1770 x102
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Kaitlyn Ekart-Eliot
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64108
Have you ever walked into a professional's office and felt like you had no say in your treatment? Have you ever felt that you had to educate your doctors or therapists on Queer issues? It's daunting and invalidating. I aim to create a safe environment where you are in charge of your treatment. As a therapist, I am here to help you navigate the treatment process with your goals at heart. Using person-centered therapy, EMDR, and art therapy, I hope to challenge you from a non-judgmental, trauma-informed framework to manage anxiety, depression, trauma, and PTSD.
Have you ever walked into a professional's office and felt like you had no say in your treatment? Have you ever felt that you had to educate your doctors or therapists on Queer issues? It's daunting and invalidating. I aim to create a safe environment where you are in charge of your treatment. As a therapist, I am here to help you navigate the treatment process with your goals at heart. Using person-centered therapy, EMDR, and art therapy, I hope to challenge you from a non-judgmental, trauma-informed framework to manage anxiety, depression, trauma, and PTSD.
(816) 355-5340 View (816) 355-5340
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Elizabeth Laughlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64108
As we set sail on the journey of life, you may encounter some confusing and traumatic moments. Throughout the journey, you may experience calm and smooth sailing or you may come across harsh and fierce storms. I am here to guide you through the "storm" with family systemic therapy, a symbolic-experiential approach, and EMDR therapy. Throughout our therapy journey, we will build a therapeutic relationship based on authenticity, trust, and humor, when appropriate. Whether you are looking for support with anxiety, depression, boundaries, relationship dynamics, or grief, I am here to sail with you through your journey.
As we set sail on the journey of life, you may encounter some confusing and traumatic moments. Throughout the journey, you may experience calm and smooth sailing or you may come across harsh and fierce storms. I am here to guide you through the "storm" with family systemic therapy, a symbolic-experiential approach, and EMDR therapy. Throughout our therapy journey, we will build a therapeutic relationship based on authenticity, trust, and humor, when appropriate. Whether you are looking for support with anxiety, depression, boundaries, relationship dynamics, or grief, I am here to sail with you through your journey.
(816) 239-2263 x100 View (816) 239-2263 x100
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Christin Trott
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64108
Sometimes life feels heavy. Trouble at work, problems in your relationships, the isolation of this day and age. Maybe you had a difficult childhood that you can't seem to break away from. It can all feel like too much sometimes, bringing up intense feelings of anxiety, anger, depression, loneliness, grief. If this sounds like you, I can definitely help. I work with adults and couples struggling with intense emotions. My clients often want to understand how their past experiences and traumas have impacted their current difficulties. They also want to learn how to create a more peaceful and enthusiastic life for themselves.
Sometimes life feels heavy. Trouble at work, problems in your relationships, the isolation of this day and age. Maybe you had a difficult childhood that you can't seem to break away from. It can all feel like too much sometimes, bringing up intense feelings of anxiety, anger, depression, loneliness, grief. If this sounds like you, I can definitely help. I work with adults and couples struggling with intense emotions. My clients often want to understand how their past experiences and traumas have impacted their current difficulties. They also want to learn how to create a more peaceful and enthusiastic life for themselves.
(816) 323-6146 View (816) 323-6146
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Kelsey Wendland-Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64108
Maybe you are here because you're feeling stressed after a difficult, scary, or painful life event. Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed and isolated by your emotions. Maybe you're already feeling not good enough and the idea of talking to someone feels like a lot. But at the same time, you're considering that what you need most might be acceptance and a safe person to process with. If you or your child/teen are feeling stuck, I am glad you are here! I can help you reconnect with your sense of calm and work through your struggles to find your growth.
Maybe you are here because you're feeling stressed after a difficult, scary, or painful life event. Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed and isolated by your emotions. Maybe you're already feeling not good enough and the idea of talking to someone feels like a lot. But at the same time, you're considering that what you need most might be acceptance and a safe person to process with. If you or your child/teen are feeling stuck, I am glad you are here! I can help you reconnect with your sense of calm and work through your struggles to find your growth.
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Tracy Lynn Gunn
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, CPS, CCFMT
Verified
Kansas City, MO 64108
Not accepting new clients
Dr. Tracy Gunn is a diverse licensed Christian Family Therapist that firmly believe in meeting individuals where they are in life. Because she understands that each of her client’s therapy needs are different, she firmly believes in providing a relaxing and flexible atmosphere for those seeking her services. Her services are conducted in a traditional office setting and teletherapy.
Dr. Tracy Gunn is a diverse licensed Christian Family Therapist that firmly believe in meeting individuals where they are in life. Because she understands that each of her client’s therapy needs are different, she firmly believes in providing a relaxing and flexible atmosphere for those seeking her services. Her services are conducted in a traditional office setting and teletherapy.
(816) 290-7794 View (816) 290-7794
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Sierra Cook
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC, PLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64108
Hello, I'm Sierra, a therapist with a passion for helping individuals navigate life's challenges and find their path to well-being. I earned my Master of Arts in Counseling from MidAmerica Nazarene University. I believe that therapy should be a readily accessible resource for everyone. Taking that first step to seek counseling can be daunting, yet it's often a vital catalyst for personal growth and transformation.
Hello, I'm Sierra, a therapist with a passion for helping individuals navigate life's challenges and find their path to well-being. I earned my Master of Arts in Counseling from MidAmerica Nazarene University. I believe that therapy should be a readily accessible resource for everyone. Taking that first step to seek counseling can be daunting, yet it's often a vital catalyst for personal growth and transformation.
(816) 239-2793 View (816) 239-2793
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Emily Allen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Kansas City, MO 64108
My goal in therapy is to assist you in finding the best version of yourself. For so many, our best qualities are stuck behind trauma, learned behaviors, and negative thinking. I am here to help you unpack the hurt you’ve been through and make sense of it. If you feel like you don't really know yourself or you're just kind of going through the motions - I want to help you find purpose within your day to day lives. Time is going to move no matter what. With a little help from some therapy, I hope that you'll start to feel more in control of your life and your time.
My goal in therapy is to assist you in finding the best version of yourself. For so many, our best qualities are stuck behind trauma, learned behaviors, and negative thinking. I am here to help you unpack the hurt you’ve been through and make sense of it. If you feel like you don't really know yourself or you're just kind of going through the motions - I want to help you find purpose within your day to day lives. Time is going to move no matter what. With a little help from some therapy, I hope that you'll start to feel more in control of your life and your time.
(816) 239-2171 x100 View (816) 239-2171 x100
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Aryana Crittleton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, P-LMFT
Verified
Kansas City, MO 64108
Do you want to control your anxiety/depression? Are you tired of dealing with childhood trauma? Does your relationship feel like work instead of play? I know finding a therapist is HARD - let alone trying to find one when you're not feeling your best. You're not alone. I get what it's like to feel alone and powerless. I don’t want you to feel stuck anymore. It's time to let go of the anxiety, sadness, frustration, loneliness, and shame. NONE of this is your fault. Life is hard. That’s why I’m here to help. Let's figure it out!
Do you want to control your anxiety/depression? Are you tired of dealing with childhood trauma? Does your relationship feel like work instead of play? I know finding a therapist is HARD - let alone trying to find one when you're not feeling your best. You're not alone. I get what it's like to feel alone and powerless. I don’t want you to feel stuck anymore. It's time to let go of the anxiety, sadness, frustration, loneliness, and shame. NONE of this is your fault. Life is hard. That’s why I’m here to help. Let's figure it out!
(816) 675-5606 View (816) 675-5606

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Number of Therapists in 64108

70+

Average cost per session

$132

Therapists in 64108 who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
94% Anxiety
77% Relationship Issues
77% Trauma and PTSD
77% Self Esteem
73% Stress
71% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aetna
63% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
58% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 64108 see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 64108?

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.