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LSU Psychological Services Center is a training clinic dedicated to providing high quality, evidence-based psychological services at an affordable rate to children and adults in the Baton Rouge and surrounding community. Our graduate student clinicians provide services under the close supervision of licensed professionals, most of whom are LSU faculty members. Services are available both in-person and via telehealth. Our clinic is open Mondays through Thursdays 8am-8pm and Fridays 8am-5pm.
LSU Psychological Services Center is a training clinic dedicated to providing high quality, evidence-based psychological services at an affordable rate to children and adults in the Baton Rouge and surrounding community. Our graduate student clinicians provide services under the close supervision of licensed professionals, most of whom are LSU faculty members. Services are available both in-person and via telehealth. Our clinic is open Mondays through Thursdays 8am-8pm and Fridays 8am-5pm.
(225) 230-3634 View (225) 230-3634
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Marie Cordray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70803  (Online Only)
Therapy is a vital investment into your own wellbeing and can be incredibly transformative. If you’re experiencing emotional distress, relationship conflict, or looking to better understand recurring patterns that you’ve noticed in your life, you’ve come to the right place. If you’re looking for a compassionate space to explore your identity or to safely process trauma, I would be honored to provide that for you. I know that change can feel daunting. Seeking help is a kind thing to do for yourself, and I’m really proud of you for finding your way here! We will work together to identify your needs and the best way to address them.
Therapy is a vital investment into your own wellbeing and can be incredibly transformative. If you’re experiencing emotional distress, relationship conflict, or looking to better understand recurring patterns that you’ve noticed in your life, you’ve come to the right place. If you’re looking for a compassionate space to explore your identity or to safely process trauma, I would be honored to provide that for you. I know that change can feel daunting. Seeking help is a kind thing to do for yourself, and I’m really proud of you for finding your way here! We will work together to identify your needs and the best way to address them.
(504) 470-0864 View (504) 470-0864
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Patricia Aline R. Wyles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Depressed, Anxious, Fearful, Angry...Grieving...STUCK?? Having difficulty finding a healthy relationship? I consider it a privilege to be allowed to join with you toward a path of Hope. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) which means I am certified at a Masters level in helping you achieve your goals! I specialize in Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma. I am a Christian Counselor offering clinically and biblically sound professional therapy to adults, older adolescents, and families. I will respect your leading and views in regard to integration into therapy.
Depressed, Anxious, Fearful, Angry...Grieving...STUCK?? Having difficulty finding a healthy relationship? I consider it a privilege to be allowed to join with you toward a path of Hope. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) which means I am certified at a Masters level in helping you achieve your goals! I specialize in Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma. I am a Christian Counselor offering clinically and biblically sound professional therapy to adults, older adolescents, and families. I will respect your leading and views in regard to integration into therapy.
(225) 412-7348 View (225) 412-7348
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Gabriella Goetz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Currently seeing clients in person in New Jersey and via Teletherapy in New Jersey, Texas and Louisiana To feel anchored in life, we need grounding, stability, strength and safety. Together, we will work on building healthy coping skills and strategies for a life worth living. My approach is balanced through compassion, empathy and validation; I incorporate methods of directness, and challenges while providing support and guidance along the way.
Currently seeing clients in person in New Jersey and via Teletherapy in New Jersey, Texas and Louisiana To feel anchored in life, we need grounding, stability, strength and safety. Together, we will work on building healthy coping skills and strategies for a life worth living. My approach is balanced through compassion, empathy and validation; I incorporate methods of directness, and challenges while providing support and guidance along the way.
(732) 507-9797 View (732) 507-9797
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Aaron Edwards
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70803  (Online Only)
Is anxiety your constant companion? Are you experiencing gender dysphoria, struggling with your sexual orientation, and/or have a sense that everyone else gets it but you don’t? I can help you discover the answers to these questions and more. My specialties are: Anxiety Disorders, LGBQ and Transgender issues associated with transitioning and Asperger’s Syndrome. For 30+ years I have helped people from all walks of life discover and manifest their most authentic selves and achieve their intentions. I see clients in office and by Telemed. If you choose video counseling, I find it to be equally effective as face-to-face sessions.
Is anxiety your constant companion? Are you experiencing gender dysphoria, struggling with your sexual orientation, and/or have a sense that everyone else gets it but you don’t? I can help you discover the answers to these questions and more. My specialties are: Anxiety Disorders, LGBQ and Transgender issues associated with transitioning and Asperger’s Syndrome. For 30+ years I have helped people from all walks of life discover and manifest their most authentic selves and achieve their intentions. I see clients in office and by Telemed. If you choose video counseling, I find it to be equally effective as face-to-face sessions.
(337) 943-0234 View (337) 943-0234
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Michelle Langley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70803  (Online Only)
Self-discovery and genuine connection start here. In life's confusing and isolating moments, therapy offers clarity and understanding. It's a collaborative effort—together, we uncover what’s holding you back, set achievable goals, and find real solutions. Here, you'll feel seen, heard, and empowered to make meaningful and lasting changes. We'll work as a team to cultivate a deeper understanding of yourself and navigate life's twists and turns with confidence.
Self-discovery and genuine connection start here. In life's confusing and isolating moments, therapy offers clarity and understanding. It's a collaborative effort—together, we uncover what’s holding you back, set achievable goals, and find real solutions. Here, you'll feel seen, heard, and empowered to make meaningful and lasting changes. We'll work as a team to cultivate a deeper understanding of yourself and navigate life's twists and turns with confidence.
(713) 588-0018 View (713) 588-0018
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Rachel R. Stokes
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
People seek therapy services for a variety of reasons. Some individuals first begin participating in therapy when life has become unmanageable. Family or friends may have recommended a consultation with a psychologist in order to find a solution for a specific life problem. Others begin therapy simply as a quest to better understand their life, experiences or relationships with the hope of fully discovering or embracing the best parts of themselves. Choosing the right treatment experience is an important part of the journey. Dr. Stokes is dedicated to meeting the needs of client's seeking personal change and psychological wellness.
People seek therapy services for a variety of reasons. Some individuals first begin participating in therapy when life has become unmanageable. Family or friends may have recommended a consultation with a psychologist in order to find a solution for a specific life problem. Others begin therapy simply as a quest to better understand their life, experiences or relationships with the hope of fully discovering or embracing the best parts of themselves. Choosing the right treatment experience is an important part of the journey. Dr. Stokes is dedicated to meeting the needs of client's seeking personal change and psychological wellness.
(225) 308-3929 View (225) 308-3929
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Megan Thiel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BACS
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70803  (Online Only)
We are not just minds, just bodies, just hearts--we are all these things at once, so in my practice I enjoy incorporating a variety of therapeutic methods to reach a holistic solution. In each session, I blend my over 17 years of experience as a licensed social worker with my passion for fitness and health and interest in yoga and mindfulness techniques. My clients receive constructive, comprehensive support as they cope with anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief.
We are not just minds, just bodies, just hearts--we are all these things at once, so in my practice I enjoy incorporating a variety of therapeutic methods to reach a holistic solution. In each session, I blend my over 17 years of experience as a licensed social worker with my passion for fitness and health and interest in yoga and mindfulness techniques. My clients receive constructive, comprehensive support as they cope with anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief.
(504) 318-5509 View (504) 318-5509
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Hannah Knaus
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
My focus as a therapist is preteen/teenage girls’ and adult women’s mental health. You may be experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, low self confidence, stress, or are struggling to find acceptance toward a life change. Perhaps you are unfulfilled with your career or major choice and need support in determining your life path. Maybe you’ve experienced trauma, and you’re finding that memories of an impactful event have held you back from living your fullest life. My goal is to utilize a client-centered, eclectic approach to provide you with the space to feel safe to process and overcome challenges you are facing.
My focus as a therapist is preteen/teenage girls’ and adult women’s mental health. You may be experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, low self confidence, stress, or are struggling to find acceptance toward a life change. Perhaps you are unfulfilled with your career or major choice and need support in determining your life path. Maybe you’ve experienced trauma, and you’re finding that memories of an impactful event have held you back from living your fullest life. My goal is to utilize a client-centered, eclectic approach to provide you with the space to feel safe to process and overcome challenges you are facing.
(337) 202-8514 View (337) 202-8514
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Tiffany Ingram
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Sometimes in life we have experiences that lead us to places of confusion, shame, regret, unworthiness, fear, brokenness, emptiness and just an overall feeling of failure. When we make the brave step to ask for help, although scary, that is the first step in choosing ourselves and starting a journey to finding true freedom. If you or feeling stuck and you are looking for someone to help guide you on this journey, want a relaxed environment, but a straightforward and direct therapist who vows to treat you with respect and compassion then let’s talk.
Sometimes in life we have experiences that lead us to places of confusion, shame, regret, unworthiness, fear, brokenness, emptiness and just an overall feeling of failure. When we make the brave step to ask for help, although scary, that is the first step in choosing ourselves and starting a journey to finding true freedom. If you or feeling stuck and you are looking for someone to help guide you on this journey, want a relaxed environment, but a straightforward and direct therapist who vows to treat you with respect and compassion then let’s talk.
(225) 438-9821 View (225) 438-9821
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Renisha Cecilia Oubre
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70803  (Online Only)
My clientele includes all human beings: children, adolescents, teens, adults, and couples, that may experience various issues: ADHD, abuse, psychotic disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, and substance abuse. In addition, I also work with clients who are diagnosed with depression, anxiety, relationship and family of origin issues, borderline personality, and high-risk behaviors such as alcohol use/abuse. I also work with members of the LGBTQ+ community and the BIPOC community.
My clientele includes all human beings: children, adolescents, teens, adults, and couples, that may experience various issues: ADHD, abuse, psychotic disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, and substance abuse. In addition, I also work with clients who are diagnosed with depression, anxiety, relationship and family of origin issues, borderline personality, and high-risk behaviors such as alcohol use/abuse. I also work with members of the LGBTQ+ community and the BIPOC community.
(225) 351-2342 View (225) 351-2342
Photo of Sarah Oldendorf, MEd, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Sarah Oldendorf
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families in transitional seasons of life involving anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting challenges, perinatal mental health, and trauma. At the root of humanity is the need for connection. My goal is for you to feel empowered, supported, and heard in the safety of the therapeutic space. I look forward to supporting you in discovering your strengths, processing stressors, grieving losses, learning coping skills, and growing personally. You are in control of your healing journey, I am simply holding space to facilitate it.
I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families in transitional seasons of life involving anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting challenges, perinatal mental health, and trauma. At the root of humanity is the need for connection. My goal is for you to feel empowered, supported, and heard in the safety of the therapeutic space. I look forward to supporting you in discovering your strengths, processing stressors, grieving losses, learning coping skills, and growing personally. You are in control of your healing journey, I am simply holding space to facilitate it.
(225) 562-8991 View (225) 562-8991
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Brandon Reeves
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70803  (Online Only)
Thinking about therapy can be daunting, but we all experience times in our lives where we could use some help to “sort things out” for ourselves. Life changes, medical conditions, caregiving, and the everyday stresses of modern life can leave you feeling depressed, anxious, or stuck.
Thinking about therapy can be daunting, but we all experience times in our lives where we could use some help to “sort things out” for ourselves. Life changes, medical conditions, caregiving, and the everyday stresses of modern life can leave you feeling depressed, anxious, or stuck.
(225) 681-9646 View (225) 681-9646
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Morgan Ruppert
Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, PLPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
I like to build a collaborative relationship with my clients that meets each individual where they are in their healing journey and personal development. Transitioning periods of life can be difficult to navigate, and sometimes they come with obstacles that may be too challenging to face alone. I am here to help with that process, using a holistic framework that will encourage mindful living and facilitate room for positive growth and change in your life. It starts with your story, your own unique experiences, and your willingness to be open. Think of therapy as a gift to yourself!
I like to build a collaborative relationship with my clients that meets each individual where they are in their healing journey and personal development. Transitioning periods of life can be difficult to navigate, and sometimes they come with obstacles that may be too challenging to face alone. I am here to help with that process, using a holistic framework that will encourage mindful living and facilitate room for positive growth and change in your life. It starts with your story, your own unique experiences, and your willingness to be open. Think of therapy as a gift to yourself!
(337) 485-6102 View (337) 485-6102
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Lexus Andry
MEd, PLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70803  (Online Only)
My virtual practice focuses on helping adults of various cultural backgrounds who may have difficulties adjusting to life transitions or related to their role as a primary caregiver. My areas of focus are anxiety, depression, grief, and adjustment problems.
My virtual practice focuses on helping adults of various cultural backgrounds who may have difficulties adjusting to life transitions or related to their role as a primary caregiver. My areas of focus are anxiety, depression, grief, and adjustment problems.
(504) 827-3974 View (504) 827-3974
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Conquering Addictions LLC
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAC, AADC
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Can you imagine a life free from addictions? Who would you be if you were able to release yourself from the shackles of substances? Substance use is often a coping mechanism used to deal with something going on inside of you. What would your life look like if you were able to manage your addiction while overcoming your internal struggles? Hi, I’m Arlo, a Louisiana native and Licensed Addiction Counselor. I specialize in various therapeutic techniques, such as 12-step, CBT, and DBT. Everyone is unique, and because of this, I tailor each treatment plan to fit your unique needs.
Can you imagine a life free from addictions? Who would you be if you were able to release yourself from the shackles of substances? Substance use is often a coping mechanism used to deal with something going on inside of you. What would your life look like if you were able to manage your addiction while overcoming your internal struggles? Hi, I’m Arlo, a Louisiana native and Licensed Addiction Counselor. I specialize in various therapeutic techniques, such as 12-step, CBT, and DBT. Everyone is unique, and because of this, I tailor each treatment plan to fit your unique needs.
(337) 473-2521 View (337) 473-2521
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Julie Christman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70803  (Online Only)
Julie Christman is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 10 years experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping individuals develop more emotionally healthy skills and relationships. She specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma, anger management, and women's issues. Julie completed a Master of Arts degree in counseling psychology at McNeese State University and obtained her license after completing 3000 hours of counseling practice under supervision. She has been married for 25 years and has 3 children.
Julie Christman is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 10 years experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping individuals develop more emotionally healthy skills and relationships. She specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma, anger management, and women's issues. Julie completed a Master of Arts degree in counseling psychology at McNeese State University and obtained her license after completing 3000 hours of counseling practice under supervision. She has been married for 25 years and has 3 children.
(225) 277-8818 View (225) 277-8818
Photo of Elizabeth Heil, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Elizabeth Heil
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70803  (Online Only)
Are you ready to make a change in your life? It takes courage to ask for help, but the rewards of doing so can lead to a lifetime of fulfillment. I understand and have experienced the emotional challenges life has to offer. In working together, we will cultivate growth by understanding the obstacles that you face and develop solutions that can help you gain control of your life and achieve your goals. Ultimately, therapy can lead you to greater self-awareness, self-esteem, and most importantly, a more fulfilling life.
Are you ready to make a change in your life? It takes courage to ask for help, but the rewards of doing so can lead to a lifetime of fulfillment. I understand and have experienced the emotional challenges life has to offer. In working together, we will cultivate growth by understanding the obstacles that you face and develop solutions that can help you gain control of your life and achieve your goals. Ultimately, therapy can lead you to greater self-awareness, self-esteem, and most importantly, a more fulfilling life.
(602) 362-7354 View (602) 362-7354
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Dr. Julius A Austin
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70803  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
The essence of who I am as a counselor is centered on helping you gain freedom of and responsibility for your choices by empowering you to become aware of yourself, your environment, and the relationship between the two. It is important for me to create an environment of genuineness, trust, humor, respect, and spontaneity. The counseling relationship can be an intimate and vulnerable space. My hope is to honor this by giving you the space to carve out your own existence within our relationship. I hope to collaboratively cultivate a relationship of exploration and action.
The essence of who I am as a counselor is centered on helping you gain freedom of and responsibility for your choices by empowering you to become aware of yourself, your environment, and the relationship between the two. It is important for me to create an environment of genuineness, trust, humor, respect, and spontaneity. The counseling relationship can be an intimate and vulnerable space. My hope is to honor this by giving you the space to carve out your own existence within our relationship. I hope to collaboratively cultivate a relationship of exploration and action.
(225) 267-7228 View (225) 267-7228
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Karen T. Boudreaux
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Waitlist for new clients
As a Licensed Professional Counselor and a former School Counselor, I believe in helping others to achieve their full potential as individuals. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults. My experience includes helping clients with various mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, anger management, trauma, abuse, and self-esteem issues. I have also worked with several individuals regarding career choices and life goals. As a mental health professional, my goal is to provide an environment that allows individuals to grow, feel supported, and achieve personal and emotional balance.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor and a former School Counselor, I believe in helping others to achieve their full potential as individuals. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults. My experience includes helping clients with various mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, anger management, trauma, abuse, and self-esteem issues. I have also worked with several individuals regarding career choices and life goals. As a mental health professional, my goal is to provide an environment that allows individuals to grow, feel supported, and achieve personal and emotional balance.
(985) 228-9582 View (985) 228-9582
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Number of Therapists in 70803

20+

Average cost per session

$115

Therapists in 70803 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
92% Depression
88% Coping Skills
85% Life Transitions
81% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aetna
76% BlueCross and BlueShield
65% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 70803 see their clients

53% Online Only
47% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 70803?

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.