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Patricia Alewel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Are you feeling stuck and confused about how to manage stress in your life? Do you have a problem(s)/decision(s) that you are not sure how to resolve? Sometimes the thought of seeking a therapist can be scary and intimidating. You may discover, it can ease the struggles that often appear in one's life. I have been a clinician for over 20 yrs with experience from a variety of settings, such as, private practice, in-patient and outpatient behavioral health. I am dedicated to making your journey easier. Whether you are faced with a daily stressor or have major concerns, I am here to support you to find comfort and solutions regarding your challenges.
Are you feeling stuck and confused about how to manage stress in your life? Do you have a problem(s)/decision(s) that you are not sure how to resolve? Sometimes the thought of seeking a therapist can be scary and intimidating. You may discover, it can ease the struggles that often appear in one's life. I have been a clinician for over 20 yrs with experience from a variety of settings, such as, private practice, in-patient and outpatient behavioral health. I am dedicated to making your journey easier. Whether you are faced with a daily stressor or have major concerns, I am here to support you to find comfort and solutions regarding your challenges.
(573) 284-8225 View (573) 284-8225
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Kate Kolb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
I am passionate about helping adolescents and adults find healing and personal growth. As someone who entered my first counseling session in 2012, I understand the anxiety and fear of putting yourself out there to begin working with a therapist on issues that are personal and unique to you. I strive to help all of my clients feel safe, comfortable, and always offer a judgement free zone. That being said, I may not always say what you want to hear. I may offer a gentle push or assist you in recognizing some behavioral patterns that are holding you back. We all have them! I'm excited to walk next to you on your journey for growth!
I am passionate about helping adolescents and adults find healing and personal growth. As someone who entered my first counseling session in 2012, I understand the anxiety and fear of putting yourself out there to begin working with a therapist on issues that are personal and unique to you. I strive to help all of my clients feel safe, comfortable, and always offer a judgement free zone. That being said, I may not always say what you want to hear. I may offer a gentle push or assist you in recognizing some behavioral patterns that are holding you back. We all have them! I'm excited to walk next to you on your journey for growth!
(573) 227-5663 View (573) 227-5663
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Dala Hemeyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jefferson City, MO 65109  (Online Only)
Does your life feel like a performance? Like you're constantly striving to "do it all and have it all" all while making it look effortless? If people knew how you felt, they'd find you stressed, worried, burned out, overwhelmed, irritable, disconnected, or depressed. Has the grind of life left your feeling defeated and disappointment but you life with the pressure that “the show must go on?" I say: “Eff. That!”. When you work with me we prioritize purpose, meaning, and intentional living . I believe you can HAVE it all without DOING it all.
Does your life feel like a performance? Like you're constantly striving to "do it all and have it all" all while making it look effortless? If people knew how you felt, they'd find you stressed, worried, burned out, overwhelmed, irritable, disconnected, or depressed. Has the grind of life left your feeling defeated and disappointment but you life with the pressure that “the show must go on?" I say: “Eff. That!”. When you work with me we prioritize purpose, meaning, and intentional living . I believe you can HAVE it all without DOING it all.
(573) 345-2485 View (573) 345-2485
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Lighthouse of Hope & Healing, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NBCC
Verified Verified
Are you struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD, or ODD? Have you experienced trauma in the past or currently experiencing trauma? Wherever you find yourself in life, I am here to listen and help you best learn and discover ways to heal from the past and discover a joy for today & the future.
Are you struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD, or ODD? Have you experienced trauma in the past or currently experiencing trauma? Wherever you find yourself in life, I am here to listen and help you best learn and discover ways to heal from the past and discover a joy for today & the future.
(573) 282-6857 View (573) 282-6857
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Jessica Twehous
Pre-Licensed Professional, M Ed, PLPC
Verified Verified
Jefferson City, MO 65109  (Online Only)
What if you could wake up tomorrow and finally feel better? What if you were living the life you truly desired? Therapy allows us to find real solutions to our greatest challenges. Perhaps your relationship or marriage is in a rut, your anxiety has left you paralyzed and fearful, or your depression has kept you in bed for weeks. Whatever your struggle is, I am here to offer a warm, helping hand so that we can help you get back to living your life. I seek to provide a safe space to work through your complex and unique challenges to foster lasting transformation. You weren't meant to merely survive, but to thrive.
What if you could wake up tomorrow and finally feel better? What if you were living the life you truly desired? Therapy allows us to find real solutions to our greatest challenges. Perhaps your relationship or marriage is in a rut, your anxiety has left you paralyzed and fearful, or your depression has kept you in bed for weeks. Whatever your struggle is, I am here to offer a warm, helping hand so that we can help you get back to living your life. I seek to provide a safe space to work through your complex and unique challenges to foster lasting transformation. You weren't meant to merely survive, but to thrive.
(573) 261-5982 View (573) 261-5982
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Jill M. Lillard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Do you want a better relationship, but aren't sure how to get past the hurdles? I can help. If you feel like you aren't connecting, not communicating well, have grown apart, or that misunderstandings and arguments are causing hurt, I offer tools to help you hit pause, leverage your emotions, and engage more effectively with one another. If you want to take a comprehensive and structured approach to looking at your marriage and want to try something a little different than traditional therapy, I offer a unique way of working with couples.
Do you want a better relationship, but aren't sure how to get past the hurdles? I can help. If you feel like you aren't connecting, not communicating well, have grown apart, or that misunderstandings and arguments are causing hurt, I offer tools to help you hit pause, leverage your emotions, and engage more effectively with one another. If you want to take a comprehensive and structured approach to looking at your marriage and want to try something a little different than traditional therapy, I offer a unique way of working with couples.
(573) 435-3513 View (573) 435-3513
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LeAnna Fowlds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jefferson City, MO 65109  (Online Only)
Struggling with relationship issues, domestic violence, history of trauma, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts? Please know that I am a person who cares. I want to see you live your best life. I will work with you to seek healing and relief from the pain you are experiencing.
Struggling with relationship issues, domestic violence, history of trauma, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts? Please know that I am a person who cares. I want to see you live your best life. I will work with you to seek healing and relief from the pain you are experiencing.
(573) 577-3601 View (573) 577-3601
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Brooklyn Rehmert
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, CIT
Verified Verified
My ideal client is a teen navigating the complexities of adolesence, who may find themselves struggling with anxiety and depression. Often, these teens seek support because they are tired of feeling overwhelmed by their emotions and want to find effective coping strategies. Goals include learning how to manage stress, build self-esteem, improve communication skills, and cultivate healthy relationships. They aspire to develop a deeper understanding of themselves, ultimately striving for greater emotional resilience and well-being. We achieve these goals by fostering a supportive environment where they can explore, learn, and grow.
My ideal client is a teen navigating the complexities of adolesence, who may find themselves struggling with anxiety and depression. Often, these teens seek support because they are tired of feeling overwhelmed by their emotions and want to find effective coping strategies. Goals include learning how to manage stress, build self-esteem, improve communication skills, and cultivate healthy relationships. They aspire to develop a deeper understanding of themselves, ultimately striving for greater emotional resilience and well-being. We achieve these goals by fostering a supportive environment where they can explore, learn, and grow.
(573) 410-7807 View (573) 410-7807
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Grace Behavioral Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jefferson City, MO 65109  (Online Only)
Does saying “I Do” feel like a life sentence? Relationships struggling to maintain trust, communication, connection, and undirectional flow can quickly begin to feel like a prison sentence. Escalated arguments, time management, career conflicts, financial strain, intimacy, and sexual issues slam the cell door closed, isolating partners from their dreams, goals, and desires. Feeling stuck, stressed, and sad while caught in a never-ending cycle of negativity and blame causes a downward spiral of depression, anger, and frustration.
Does saying “I Do” feel like a life sentence? Relationships struggling to maintain trust, communication, connection, and undirectional flow can quickly begin to feel like a prison sentence. Escalated arguments, time management, career conflicts, financial strain, intimacy, and sexual issues slam the cell door closed, isolating partners from their dreams, goals, and desires. Feeling stuck, stressed, and sad while caught in a never-ending cycle of negativity and blame causes a downward spiral of depression, anger, and frustration.
(573) 492-3184 View (573) 492-3184
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Right Road Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S, MAC, MCBQS
Verified Verified
Connecting with your counselor can create a relationship that can benefit you for a lifetime. We see individual, couples, and families in areas of addiction, sex therapy, kink conscious, trauma, life transitions, anger management, relationship issues, monogamy & ethical non-monogamy, grief, work issues, sex positivity, mood changes, anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA+, identity base trauma, feeling stuck, negative habits, grief, and co-parenting.
Connecting with your counselor can create a relationship that can benefit you for a lifetime. We see individual, couples, and families in areas of addiction, sex therapy, kink conscious, trauma, life transitions, anger management, relationship issues, monogamy & ethical non-monogamy, grief, work issues, sex positivity, mood changes, anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA+, identity base trauma, feeling stuck, negative habits, grief, and co-parenting.
(573) 535-5977 View (573) 535-5977
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Nanci Nikodym
Licensed Professional Counselor, PLPC, MEd
Verified Verified
Do you ever feel like you've lost yourself in your relationship? That you don't even know your partner anymore? Or that you're lonely, but you shouldn't be because your life looks 'right' on the outside? You are in the right place. I work best with people who want help in re-finding themselves, loving themselves, and want to work through any experiences that have caused or continue to cause stress, harm, anxiety, or depression for themselves or within their relationship. I love working with clients that want to become better communicators through building, growing, and repairing relationships (with oneself or with your partner).
Do you ever feel like you've lost yourself in your relationship? That you don't even know your partner anymore? Or that you're lonely, but you shouldn't be because your life looks 'right' on the outside? You are in the right place. I work best with people who want help in re-finding themselves, loving themselves, and want to work through any experiences that have caused or continue to cause stress, harm, anxiety, or depression for themselves or within their relationship. I love working with clients that want to become better communicators through building, growing, and repairing relationships (with oneself or with your partner).
(573) 538-3246 View (573) 538-3246
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Stacy L Conley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, SHRM-CP, PHR, CFRC
Verified Verified
Talking to a therapist is hard; all those emotions are difficult, and being strong all the time for those around you is exhausting. I get it, and I want to make it easier for you. I use interactive techniques that do not leave you sitting on the couch, staring, and not knowing what to say. You came looking at this site for a reason; I believe the reason is that you have suffered long enough and are ready to make a change. Change is scary; you are not alone. I'll be there with you as you make the change. Give me a call.
Talking to a therapist is hard; all those emotions are difficult, and being strong all the time for those around you is exhausting. I get it, and I want to make it easier for you. I use interactive techniques that do not leave you sitting on the couch, staring, and not knowing what to say. You came looking at this site for a reason; I believe the reason is that you have suffered long enough and are ready to make a change. Change is scary; you are not alone. I'll be there with you as you make the change. Give me a call.
(573) 227-6451 View (573) 227-6451
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Sarah Roque
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Jefferson City, MO 65109  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling stuck or burned out within your relationships or career? Are you under stress due to a major change in your life? Are anxiety or depression symptoms becoming difficult to manage? If this is your experience, seeking care can be a great step in the direction of making positive changes in your life. Sarah has helped countless individuals find increased peace and satisfaction within their lives and relationships. She exclusively provides virtual services, which allows for increased flexibility and the comfort of receiving care in an environment that feels familiar to you.
Are you feeling stuck or burned out within your relationships or career? Are you under stress due to a major change in your life? Are anxiety or depression symptoms becoming difficult to manage? If this is your experience, seeking care can be a great step in the direction of making positive changes in your life. Sarah has helped countless individuals find increased peace and satisfaction within their lives and relationships. She exclusively provides virtual services, which allows for increased flexibility and the comfort of receiving care in an environment that feels familiar to you.
(573) 492-2397 View (573) 492-2397
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Paula Johnson, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hoping to be one step closer on a positive path to growth and well-being? As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you reach your true potential and lead the life YOU choose. I work to understand behavior patterns which may be holding you or your child back from a fulfilling life. When therapy is needed it is this week not weeks after you call. ONE appointment is available DAILY for emergency situations. If YOU need extra support working through challenges, or wish to move in a new life direction, I look forward to working with you and your family. Call or e-mail for an individual, couple, or family appointment today.
Hoping to be one step closer on a positive path to growth and well-being? As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you reach your true potential and lead the life YOU choose. I work to understand behavior patterns which may be holding you or your child back from a fulfilling life. When therapy is needed it is this week not weeks after you call. ONE appointment is available DAILY for emergency situations. If YOU need extra support working through challenges, or wish to move in a new life direction, I look forward to working with you and your family. Call or e-mail for an individual, couple, or family appointment today.
(573) 833-0987 View (573) 833-0987
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Caroline Graham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LPHA
Verified Verified
Jefferson City, MO 65109  (Online Only)
In my practice I understand that clients bring painful experiences and emotions into therapy, and that those experiences create challenges that look different for each person. My goal is to act as a guide and support as clients become empowered through the therapeutic journey. Through my education and life experience, I use various skills that allow me to flexibly work with clients. One of my greatest tools that I bring to therapy is that I have experienced treatment and recovery, personally. I know that recovery is possible and would like to help you. I also recognize that you are the expert in your own life and want to understand
In my practice I understand that clients bring painful experiences and emotions into therapy, and that those experiences create challenges that look different for each person. My goal is to act as a guide and support as clients become empowered through the therapeutic journey. Through my education and life experience, I use various skills that allow me to flexibly work with clients. One of my greatest tools that I bring to therapy is that I have experienced treatment and recovery, personally. I know that recovery is possible and would like to help you. I also recognize that you are the expert in your own life and want to understand
(573) 405-1861 View (573) 405-1861
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Marcey Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Embarking on a holistic and empathetic path to mental wellness can be transformative. Whether you're grappling with trauma, anxiety, depression, attachment issues, or family and relationship conflicts, a supportive space for exploration and growth awaits you. Diverse therapeutic methods like ACT, EMDR, CBT, and Play Therapy are at your disposal, fostering self-exploration and a commitment to overcoming challenges for a balanced, fulfilling life. The goal is to develop healthier coping skills, improve relationships, strengthen family bonds, gain self-understanding, and navigate life with resilience and clarity.
Embarking on a holistic and empathetic path to mental wellness can be transformative. Whether you're grappling with trauma, anxiety, depression, attachment issues, or family and relationship conflicts, a supportive space for exploration and growth awaits you. Diverse therapeutic methods like ACT, EMDR, CBT, and Play Therapy are at your disposal, fostering self-exploration and a commitment to overcoming challenges for a balanced, fulfilling life. The goal is to develop healthier coping skills, improve relationships, strengthen family bonds, gain self-understanding, and navigate life with resilience and clarity.
(573) 652-6194 View (573) 652-6194
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Kathy Brandt-Kessler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RN, BSN
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
No matter the hurdles that life throws your way you can create a full, vibrant, and gratifying future. As a past oncology nurse, HIV/AIDS researcher, and hospice social worker, I am in a unique position to assist you in overcoming challenging health concerns, chronic pain, grief, or loss issues. As a past nurse and behaviorist at a medically-supervised weight loss program, I can help you combat emotional eating, binge eating disorder, and behaviors that sabotage your health and weight loss goals. I work with families under stress, and couples struggling with intimacy, infidelity, infertility, and communication issues.
No matter the hurdles that life throws your way you can create a full, vibrant, and gratifying future. As a past oncology nurse, HIV/AIDS researcher, and hospice social worker, I am in a unique position to assist you in overcoming challenging health concerns, chronic pain, grief, or loss issues. As a past nurse and behaviorist at a medically-supervised weight loss program, I can help you combat emotional eating, binge eating disorder, and behaviors that sabotage your health and weight loss goals. I work with families under stress, and couples struggling with intimacy, infidelity, infertility, and communication issues.
(573) 317-4026 View (573) 317-4026
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Scott R Kuenneke
Counselor, MS, LPC, BCN
Verified Verified
My background is working with pre-teens & adolescents in a residential treatment facility for complex developmental trauma. I specialize in neurofeedback and counseling. Using this combination helps to shift and transforms the brain along side techniques to support change. I can help people learn the skill of self-regulation, and develop more tolerance to stress. People who use neurofeedback are those that do not respond well to traditional treatment, are interested in increasing healthy brain functioning, and are looking for natural alternatives to medication. Neurofeedback tailors to the brains innate neuroplasticity.
My background is working with pre-teens & adolescents in a residential treatment facility for complex developmental trauma. I specialize in neurofeedback and counseling. Using this combination helps to shift and transforms the brain along side techniques to support change. I can help people learn the skill of self-regulation, and develop more tolerance to stress. People who use neurofeedback are those that do not respond well to traditional treatment, are interested in increasing healthy brain functioning, and are looking for natural alternatives to medication. Neurofeedback tailors to the brains innate neuroplasticity.
(573) 879-2926 View (573) 879-2926
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Vince Spears
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
My ideal client is an individual who is dealing with low self-esteem, past trauma affecting current goals, coping skills, setting boundaries, family conflict, parental issues, anger management, etc. Some struggle with managing stress and expressing their feelings to others because of fear of judgment. They grew up in a household that strived for perfectionism, felt like a failure, and felt like they let people down. They have difficulty expressing their feelings to others because they fear judgment.
My ideal client is an individual who is dealing with low self-esteem, past trauma affecting current goals, coping skills, setting boundaries, family conflict, parental issues, anger management, etc. Some struggle with managing stress and expressing their feelings to others because of fear of judgment. They grew up in a household that strived for perfectionism, felt like a failure, and felt like they let people down. They have difficulty expressing their feelings to others because they fear judgment.
(573) 994-3710 View (573) 994-3710
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Rebecca Garcia
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
If you find yourself longing for peace, struggling with anxiety & fear and have a desire for healthier relationships, maybe all you need is some help gaining insight into this season of life. I believe everyone has a story worth hearing. I consider it a privilege to sit with others in a sacred space and hear their heart as they give me permission to journey with them towards healing.
If you find yourself longing for peace, struggling with anxiety & fear and have a desire for healthier relationships, maybe all you need is some help gaining insight into this season of life. I believe everyone has a story worth hearing. I consider it a privilege to sit with others in a sacred space and hear their heart as they give me permission to journey with them towards healing.
(573) 294-2448 View (573) 294-2448

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 65109

20+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 65109 who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
88% Coping Skills
84% Depression
76% Stress
72% Trauma and PTSD
72% Self Esteem
64% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
88% Cigna and Evernorth
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 65109 see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 65109?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.