Therapists in 70503

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Paul M Friedberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Lafayette, LA 70503
In my practice, I enjoy helping families whose children are having difficulties in the schooling process. When a child is not doing well in school, there are a multitude of factors that may be getting in the way. I begin with an appropriate evaluation of the child and provide feedback to parents about what I believe is interfering with the child's ability to succeed. From there, I can provide individual intervention with the child and consultation with the parents. Also, it is often important to provide information to the school and have them assist in our plan.
In my practice, I enjoy helping families whose children are having difficulties in the schooling process. When a child is not doing well in school, there are a multitude of factors that may be getting in the way. I begin with an appropriate evaluation of the child and provide feedback to parents about what I believe is interfering with the child's ability to succeed. From there, I can provide individual intervention with the child and consultation with the parents. Also, it is often important to provide information to the school and have them assist in our plan.
(337) 243-0266 View (337) 243-0266
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Renee Richards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Lafayette, LA 70503  (Online Only)
I want you to leave my office feeling uplifted, supported, encouraged, and confident you will meet your goals. I earned a Master of Social Work Degree from Tulane University and I have 20+ years of experience ranging from inpatient psychiatric treatment, outpatient treatment, and outpatient counseling. In addition, I earned a Life Coaching Certification from Intrinsic Solutions, and life coaching has become my passion. **I AM ONLY DOING TELE-HEALTH AT THIS TIME.
I want you to leave my office feeling uplifted, supported, encouraged, and confident you will meet your goals. I earned a Master of Social Work Degree from Tulane University and I have 20+ years of experience ranging from inpatient psychiatric treatment, outpatient treatment, and outpatient counseling. In addition, I earned a Life Coaching Certification from Intrinsic Solutions, and life coaching has become my passion. **I AM ONLY DOING TELE-HEALTH AT THIS TIME.
(337) 408-1066 View (337) 408-1066
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Scott LeBleu
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Lafayette, LA 70503
Life can be filled with challenges that often feel overwhelming and sometimes appear as unsolvable. Finding the individualized support, you need to collaborate on conceptualizing and implementing solutions is paramount to maximizing outcomes. I aim to assist you on your emotional growth journey by providing a judgement free space oriented towards gaining deeper insights that lead to a healthier and happier life. I utilize an eclectic approach to counseling, exploring which theoretical interventions are the best fit for the problem and person.
Life can be filled with challenges that often feel overwhelming and sometimes appear as unsolvable. Finding the individualized support, you need to collaborate on conceptualizing and implementing solutions is paramount to maximizing outcomes. I aim to assist you on your emotional growth journey by providing a judgement free space oriented towards gaining deeper insights that lead to a healthier and happier life. I utilize an eclectic approach to counseling, exploring which theoretical interventions are the best fit for the problem and person.
(337) 428-3972 View (337) 428-3972
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Taylor Broussard-The Therapy Garden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
Lafayette, LA 70503
As a therapist, I am intent on providing a safe space while my clients are on their way towards healing. I recognize the human need for connection and understanding. I approach psychotherapy with a trauma-informed lens, with a focus on believing that we are all resilient in our own way and reach our inherent goals at our own pace. Trauma-informed care is aligned with my values in a therapeutic relationship, focusing on client empowerment, trustworthiness, safety, and collaboration.
As a therapist, I am intent on providing a safe space while my clients are on their way towards healing. I recognize the human need for connection and understanding. I approach psychotherapy with a trauma-informed lens, with a focus on believing that we are all resilient in our own way and reach our inherent goals at our own pace. Trauma-informed care is aligned with my values in a therapeutic relationship, focusing on client empowerment, trustworthiness, safety, and collaboration.
(337) 628-4713 View (337) 628-4713
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Jeane Carmichael
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC, PLPC, CTP, EMDR
Verified
2 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70503
I use Emotionally Focused Therapy to help couples develop a more efficient way to communicate their needs and emotions. Through collaborative work, intercultural couples will learn to utilize their cultural differences to create a more compassionate and integrative atmosphere for their relationship, which will, consequently, improve their marital satisfaction. I also treat adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, grief, phobias, PNES, trauma, PTSD, and other trauma-related symptoms using EMDR techniques among other evidence-based approaches. Parenting consultation and therapy are available in-person and online.
I use Emotionally Focused Therapy to help couples develop a more efficient way to communicate their needs and emotions. Through collaborative work, intercultural couples will learn to utilize their cultural differences to create a more compassionate and integrative atmosphere for their relationship, which will, consequently, improve their marital satisfaction. I also treat adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, grief, phobias, PNES, trauma, PTSD, and other trauma-related symptoms using EMDR techniques among other evidence-based approaches. Parenting consultation and therapy are available in-person and online.
(337) 202-8461 View (337) 202-8461
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Stephanie Stephenson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70503
My favorite topics to work with include anxiety, relationships, trauma, identity, neurodivergence, and LGBTQ+. I utilize trauma-informed concepts to create a safe and validating therapeutic environment. You are safe in my office to express and process your experiences and the emotions associated with them. Building a strong and safe counselor-client connection is foundational to the healing journey. I adapt my trainings to meet the unique needs of each person I work with, to facilitate the learnings and healings that are most needed and beneficial at this time. I take a holistic and integrative approach to mental wellness.
My favorite topics to work with include anxiety, relationships, trauma, identity, neurodivergence, and LGBTQ+. I utilize trauma-informed concepts to create a safe and validating therapeutic environment. You are safe in my office to express and process your experiences and the emotions associated with them. Building a strong and safe counselor-client connection is foundational to the healing journey. I adapt my trainings to meet the unique needs of each person I work with, to facilitate the learnings and healings that are most needed and beneficial at this time. I take a holistic and integrative approach to mental wellness.
(337) 486-3617 View (337) 486-3617
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Becca Bowers
Counselor, MA, PLPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70503
Are you struggling with your body image? I specialize in body image and eating disorders. Are you struggling with triggers and with trauma resurfacing? I work with trauma survivors, and lgbtq+ struggles with individuals and families. I affirm seeking truth and working through the struggle to communicate. I will help you connect to yourself, and to people around you. Therapy equips you with healthy ways of identifying, processing, and expressing your needs and emotions.
Are you struggling with your body image? I specialize in body image and eating disorders. Are you struggling with triggers and with trauma resurfacing? I work with trauma survivors, and lgbtq+ struggles with individuals and families. I affirm seeking truth and working through the struggle to communicate. I will help you connect to yourself, and to people around you. Therapy equips you with healthy ways of identifying, processing, and expressing your needs and emotions.
(337) 448-4923 View (337) 448-4923
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Celeste Lanclos - After The Rain Llc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BACS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70503
Waitlist for new clients
Every person is unique with unique problems. We will personalize your therapy to meet your needs. We will work together to create a space of empathy, compassion, and a space you will feel heard and understood. We cannot change difficult situations of the past, but we can gain strength from it. We will rediscover your strengths, self-awareness, healthy boundaries, and positive self-esteem.
Every person is unique with unique problems. We will personalize your therapy to meet your needs. We will work together to create a space of empathy, compassion, and a space you will feel heard and understood. We cannot change difficult situations of the past, but we can gain strength from it. We will rediscover your strengths, self-awareness, healthy boundaries, and positive self-esteem.
(337) 628-4821 View (337) 628-4821
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Lindsey Latiolais
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PMH-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70503
Motherhood is often described as a blissful experience full of connection and contentment between mother, baby, and family. However, the truth is motherhood (and parenthood) can be a difficult transition. Sometimes, it isn't what we expected. Sometimes, mothers and spouses feel anxiety, depression, OCD, mood swings, or relationship difficulties. My passion for helping families began from my own experience with motherhood. My goal is to provide education, support, and treatment to women and families experiencing difficulties before, during and after pregnancy and/or loss. You are not alone. You can get through this. And I can help.
Motherhood is often described as a blissful experience full of connection and contentment between mother, baby, and family. However, the truth is motherhood (and parenthood) can be a difficult transition. Sometimes, it isn't what we expected. Sometimes, mothers and spouses feel anxiety, depression, OCD, mood swings, or relationship difficulties. My passion for helping families began from my own experience with motherhood. My goal is to provide education, support, and treatment to women and families experiencing difficulties before, during and after pregnancy and/or loss. You are not alone. You can get through this. And I can help.
(337) 435-6932 View (337) 435-6932
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Joshua Mason Henderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70503
Welcome! This is a promising first step to making your life, yours again. We experience a range of life changing events and one thing is certain, it can be hard to process and recover from those tough moments. Fortunately we have the ability to heal ourselves through the process of change. I practice from a trauma-informed perspective and have experience in a variety of areas, but primarily, my focus is with anxiety, infidelity, couples & marriage concerns, depression, personality development, identity, stress, men's issues, and peer-to-peer relationships. I am motivated to helping my clients find the solutions they are seeking.
Welcome! This is a promising first step to making your life, yours again. We experience a range of life changing events and one thing is certain, it can be hard to process and recover from those tough moments. Fortunately we have the ability to heal ourselves through the process of change. I practice from a trauma-informed perspective and have experience in a variety of areas, but primarily, my focus is with anxiety, infidelity, couples & marriage concerns, depression, personality development, identity, stress, men's issues, and peer-to-peer relationships. I am motivated to helping my clients find the solutions they are seeking.
(337) 202-2692 View (337) 202-2692
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Brette Reaux
MA, PLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70503
I help individuals and families navigate through difficulties to create a better reality. No matter how bad a situation may seem, there are always available solutions and my job is to assist you in exploring and re-choosing based on the best options for your situation.
I help individuals and families navigate through difficulties to create a better reality. No matter how bad a situation may seem, there are always available solutions and my job is to assist you in exploring and re-choosing based on the best options for your situation.
(337) 545-2036 View (337) 545-2036
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M Douglas de Mahy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Lafayette, LA 70503
Waitlist for new clients
Our struggle with anxiety, depression, anger, and relationship problems can leave us feeling stuck, unable to live the lives we want. I am a goal-oriented therapist. I seek to help my clients gain a clearer perspective, embrace realistic beliefs and expectations, and develop skills to confront their difficulties. I also believe it is important to gain a deeper understanding of problems. This process involves identifying the life experiences that have contributed to the obstacles that block one from living a fulfilling life.
Our struggle with anxiety, depression, anger, and relationship problems can leave us feeling stuck, unable to live the lives we want. I am a goal-oriented therapist. I seek to help my clients gain a clearer perspective, embrace realistic beliefs and expectations, and develop skills to confront their difficulties. I also believe it is important to gain a deeper understanding of problems. This process involves identifying the life experiences that have contributed to the obstacles that block one from living a fulfilling life.
(337) 393-0907 View (337) 393-0907
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Devin Dupre'
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Lafayette, LA 70503
Navigating through the human experience can be difficult and overwhelming at times. Deciding to seek guidance in times of struggle may seem daunting; however, my goal as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker is to walk alongside you on your journey. My desire to empower those in need began shortly after I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of six. I was inspired by my healthcare providers, whose personalized care, support, and knowledge provided the foundation for living a healthy and fulfilling life.
Navigating through the human experience can be difficult and overwhelming at times. Deciding to seek guidance in times of struggle may seem daunting; however, my goal as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker is to walk alongside you on your journey. My desire to empower those in need began shortly after I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of six. I was inspired by my healthcare providers, whose personalized care, support, and knowledge provided the foundation for living a healthy and fulfilling life.
(337) 561-1066 View (337) 561-1066
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Christine DesJardins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70503
I work primarily with issues of depression, anxiety, child abuse, neglect, grief, and trauma. Helping someone through difficult issues is a collaboration between therapist and client. It takes courage to show up for therapy and trust someone to help! I practiced and taught meditation as a means for recovering from trauma for 30 years before becoming a therapist. Meditation develops a stronger, calmer mind, but doesn't completely clear psychological issues, unless you've the luxury of years of intense practice. For faster results than talk therapy or meditation alone, I integrate them to build self-awareness and stability.
I work primarily with issues of depression, anxiety, child abuse, neglect, grief, and trauma. Helping someone through difficult issues is a collaboration between therapist and client. It takes courage to show up for therapy and trust someone to help! I practiced and taught meditation as a means for recovering from trauma for 30 years before becoming a therapist. Meditation develops a stronger, calmer mind, but doesn't completely clear psychological issues, unless you've the luxury of years of intense practice. For faster results than talk therapy or meditation alone, I integrate them to build self-awareness and stability.
(337) 419-3179 View (337) 419-3179
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Mary Catherine (Cathy) Bienvenu
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC
Verified
Lafayette, LA 70503
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addiction Counselor. I work with individuals experiencing problems related to addictive behaviors, depression, and anxiety as well as relationship issues. My purpose is to assist you in using your inner resources to resolve the turmoil in your life and grow in a positive, more meaningful direction. We will work as a team to explore and define present problem situations, develop future goals for an improved life and then work in a systematic fashion toward realizing those goals.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addiction Counselor. I work with individuals experiencing problems related to addictive behaviors, depression, and anxiety as well as relationship issues. My purpose is to assist you in using your inner resources to resolve the turmoil in your life and grow in a positive, more meaningful direction. We will work as a team to explore and define present problem situations, develop future goals for an improved life and then work in a systematic fashion toward realizing those goals.
(337) 326-4957 View (337) 326-4957
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Katelyn H. Landry, LPC-S, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S
Verified
Lafayette, LA 70503
In today’s busy way of life, we rarely stop for a moment for self-care. But if our cup is empty, how can we pour into anyone else’s? Through my passion of helping others, I use the counseling session as one where the client(s) and I collaborate to improve everyday life. A safe space is created where we explore and define presenting problems, develop future goals for an improved life, and implement change. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I utilize evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other approaches that fit the client(s) needs.
In today’s busy way of life, we rarely stop for a moment for self-care. But if our cup is empty, how can we pour into anyone else’s? Through my passion of helping others, I use the counseling session as one where the client(s) and I collaborate to improve everyday life. A safe space is created where we explore and define presenting problems, develop future goals for an improved life, and implement change. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I utilize evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other approaches that fit the client(s) needs.
(337) 427-8344 View (337) 427-8344
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Ashley Petty The Therapy Garden
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70503
It's my understanding that emotions are my mind and body's way of telling me something about my life experience. However, emotions can be uncomfortable, scary, and overwhelming. It requires vulnerability and courage to ask for help getting to understand these feelings better. I strive to help clients better understand their life experiences and feelings however they may show up. I have seen clients with trauma, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, existential issues, codependency, behavioral issues, grief, divorce, family conflict, autism, ADHD, & more. I have worked with children as young as 3 yro, but now focus on adults.
It's my understanding that emotions are my mind and body's way of telling me something about my life experience. However, emotions can be uncomfortable, scary, and overwhelming. It requires vulnerability and courage to ask for help getting to understand these feelings better. I strive to help clients better understand their life experiences and feelings however they may show up. I have seen clients with trauma, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, existential issues, codependency, behavioral issues, grief, divorce, family conflict, autism, ADHD, & more. I have worked with children as young as 3 yro, but now focus on adults.
(337) 267-8844 View (337) 267-8844
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Courtney Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, LAC, CCTP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70503
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel connected to yourself, your relationships, and your life? Do you have the mental space to be mindful? My work focuses on connection: to yourself & everything around you. Therapeutic transformation happens when the mind, body, and spirit are energetically synchronized. Developing healthy self-awareness is one of the most important steps in healing. I teach my clients to do this by bringing to the surface and working with parts of the self that have been repressed, rejected, judged, and/or hidden. I also work with people on understanding and managing their attachment styles & relationships.
Do you feel connected to yourself, your relationships, and your life? Do you have the mental space to be mindful? My work focuses on connection: to yourself & everything around you. Therapeutic transformation happens when the mind, body, and spirit are energetically synchronized. Developing healthy self-awareness is one of the most important steps in healing. I teach my clients to do this by bringing to the surface and working with parts of the self that have been repressed, rejected, judged, and/or hidden. I also work with people on understanding and managing their attachment styles & relationships.
(337) 243-1223 View (337) 243-1223
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Rick Fridrick: AAIT and ART Certified Practitioner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW, CFRC
Verified
Lafayette, LA 70503
Are you suffering from the emotional burden that comes with stress, trauma, and unhealthy mental habits? I use evidenced-based techniques like Accelerated Resolution Therapy (which utilizes bilateral stimulation) to heal unprocessed trauma and negative conditioning. Inner communications between emotions, the brain, and the body become blocked or separated when unprocessed trauma is stored. Once this natural inner communication is restored, releases and healings happens rapidly, often automatically. I am the only Licensed Mental Health Professional in La who is a Certified Acceptance and Integration Training (AAIT) Practitioner.
Are you suffering from the emotional burden that comes with stress, trauma, and unhealthy mental habits? I use evidenced-based techniques like Accelerated Resolution Therapy (which utilizes bilateral stimulation) to heal unprocessed trauma and negative conditioning. Inner communications between emotions, the brain, and the body become blocked or separated when unprocessed trauma is stored. Once this natural inner communication is restored, releases and healings happens rapidly, often automatically. I am the only Licensed Mental Health Professional in La who is a Certified Acceptance and Integration Training (AAIT) Practitioner.
(337) 434-3998 View (337) 434-3998
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Kate Lemoine - The Therapy Garden
Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor, LMT, BFA, MS, PLPC
Verified
Lafayette, LA 70503
Being human is a shared experience. My role in the counseling relationship is of a fellow traveler along your journey. I am a collaborator who both believes and believes in my clients. I am trained in EMDR, Gottman Level II relationship method, and Sex Therapy (in training). I excel when working with relationships, life transitions, dissociation, attachment-based distress, prolonged grief, suicide, self-harm, the Self, and identity crises. As a Licensed Massage Therapist for 15 years, I provide an expertise in bodywork integral to psychotherapy work, connecting the systems of the body with emotional pain and psychological distress.
Being human is a shared experience. My role in the counseling relationship is of a fellow traveler along your journey. I am a collaborator who both believes and believes in my clients. I am trained in EMDR, Gottman Level II relationship method, and Sex Therapy (in training). I excel when working with relationships, life transitions, dissociation, attachment-based distress, prolonged grief, suicide, self-harm, the Self, and identity crises. As a Licensed Massage Therapist for 15 years, I provide an expertise in bodywork integral to psychotherapy work, connecting the systems of the body with emotional pain and psychological distress.
(337) 455-7943 View (337) 455-7943

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Number of Therapists in 70503

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 70503 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
92% Depression
82% Self Esteem
76% Coping Skills
74% Relationship Issues
73% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% BlueCross and BlueShield
65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
42% Aetna

How Therapists in 70503 see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 70503?

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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.