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Kindra Mitchell-Dorsey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Killeen, TX 76549
Kindra Mitchell-Dorsey is a Licensed Professional Counselor, who has been practicing since 2012. She holds a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology, and is currently a PhD candidate specializing in Family Studies. Kindra understands that each individual client is unique, and therefore her approach is always tailored to meet the specific needs and diversity of each client. She thrives when working with minority populations and enjoys connecting with people from various backgrounds and cultures.
Kindra Mitchell-Dorsey is a Licensed Professional Counselor, who has been practicing since 2012. She holds a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology, and is currently a PhD candidate specializing in Family Studies. Kindra understands that each individual client is unique, and therefore her approach is always tailored to meet the specific needs and diversity of each client. She thrives when working with minority populations and enjoys connecting with people from various backgrounds and cultures.
(254) 332-3027 View (254) 332-3027
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Rachel Leslie
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Killeen, TX 76549
Rachel received her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University Central Texas. She is an active member of the Texas Counseling Association. Her professional experience includes small group and individual counseling in the school setting with preschool -5th grades. Also small group counseling for Women. As a professional school counselor, Rachel has worked with individual and groups on issues such as divorce, depression, anxiety, anger management, grief, family dynamics, physical and sexual abuse, and adolescent transitions.
Rachel received her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University Central Texas. She is an active member of the Texas Counseling Association. Her professional experience includes small group and individual counseling in the school setting with preschool -5th grades. Also small group counseling for Women. As a professional school counselor, Rachel has worked with individual and groups on issues such as divorce, depression, anxiety, anger management, grief, family dynamics, physical and sexual abuse, and adolescent transitions.
(254) 332-1707 View (254) 332-1707
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Fancy Patrick
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Killeen, TX 76549  (Online Only)
Life is filled with many challenges that may seem unbearable. Learn how to effectively manage complex emotions and process difficult experiences with Best Hopes, who offers virtual counseling sessions for people from all backgrounds in Texas. Using integrated therapies, Best Hopes can help you overcome hard times so you can start living your best life.
Life is filled with many challenges that may seem unbearable. Learn how to effectively manage complex emotions and process difficult experiences with Best Hopes, who offers virtual counseling sessions for people from all backgrounds in Texas. Using integrated therapies, Best Hopes can help you overcome hard times so you can start living your best life.
(254) 280-4453 View (254) 280-4453
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Christina Leigh Ravenel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Killeen, TX 76549  (Online Only)
Counseling is a journey of self-discovery, growth, and healing. Through counseling, the therapist and client work together to explore the client's inner world. The goal is to increase self-awareness and facilitate change in the client's life. Effective therapy requires that the counselor exhibits respect, authenticity, genuineness, empathy, acceptance, and unconditional positive regard. These qualities are at the heart of therapy and facilitate a healthy connection that allows true healing to occur. I believe the counselor must look at the client through a holistic healing frame of reference.
Counseling is a journey of self-discovery, growth, and healing. Through counseling, the therapist and client work together to explore the client's inner world. The goal is to increase self-awareness and facilitate change in the client's life. Effective therapy requires that the counselor exhibits respect, authenticity, genuineness, empathy, acceptance, and unconditional positive regard. These qualities are at the heart of therapy and facilitate a healthy connection that allows true healing to occur. I believe the counselor must look at the client through a holistic healing frame of reference.
(254) 280-4422 View (254) 280-4422
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Wellness Seeds Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MACC, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Killeen, TX 76549  (Online Only)
I am Ayonna Johnson and I have been a licensed counselor since 2012. In 2017 I began working with military families. Families and individuals have been able to address concerns ranging from image concerns, PTSD, and marriage. Utilizing Gestalt and Family Focus therapy, I am able to help you see the bigger picture and empower you make steps towards change.
I am Ayonna Johnson and I have been a licensed counselor since 2012. In 2017 I began working with military families. Families and individuals have been able to address concerns ranging from image concerns, PTSD, and marriage. Utilizing Gestalt and Family Focus therapy, I am able to help you see the bigger picture and empower you make steps towards change.
(254) 323-8683 View (254) 323-8683
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Kyla Mione
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Killeen, TX 76549
Kyla Mione is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas who has been practicing since 2021. As a military veteran, Kyla can relate to the military lifestyle. She also understands some of the effects the military has on families. Kyla is compassionate and caring and utilizes a person-centered approach to meet clients where they are. She uses different therapeutic modalities depending on the needs of the client. Kyla has worked with active-duty military members and veterans to improve symptoms of depression, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders. In her spare time, Kyla enjoys spending time with her family.
Kyla Mione is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas who has been practicing since 2021. As a military veteran, Kyla can relate to the military lifestyle. She also understands some of the effects the military has on families. Kyla is compassionate and caring and utilizes a person-centered approach to meet clients where they are. She uses different therapeutic modalities depending on the needs of the client. Kyla has worked with active-duty military members and veterans to improve symptoms of depression, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders. In her spare time, Kyla enjoys spending time with her family.
(254) 356-2152 View (254) 356-2152
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Katodra Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC
Verified Verified
Killeen, TX 76549
KaTodra Jackson is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 19 years of experience in the mental health field and 13 years in private practice. She has provided services to children, adolescents, and adults within clinical and outpatient settings. She obtained a Master of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology from Tarleton State University-Central Texas, is licensed by Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors and is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors.
KaTodra Jackson is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 19 years of experience in the mental health field and 13 years in private practice. She has provided services to children, adolescents, and adults within clinical and outpatient settings. She obtained a Master of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology from Tarleton State University-Central Texas, is licensed by Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors and is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors.
(254) 332-1777 View (254) 332-1777
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Taylor Kleshick
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Killeen, TX 76549  (Online Only)
Taylor received her master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Taylor treats children, adolescents, families, and adults experiencing a variety of challenges including trauma, anxiety, depression, adoption related concerns, relationship issues, grief and parenting issues.Taylor works primarily with children and adolescents who have experienced abuse, trauma, relationship issues, anxiety and depression. Taylor has training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trust Based Relational Interventions.
Taylor received her master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Taylor treats children, adolescents, families, and adults experiencing a variety of challenges including trauma, anxiety, depression, adoption related concerns, relationship issues, grief and parenting issues.Taylor works primarily with children and adolescents who have experienced abuse, trauma, relationship issues, anxiety and depression. Taylor has training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trust Based Relational Interventions.
(254) 857-5326 View (254) 857-5326
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Jason Duckworth
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Killeen, TX 76549
Jason E. Duckworth is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Supervisor with over 36 years and 15,000 hours of experience in pastoral counseling and marriage and family therapy. Jason received his Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University-Central Texas. He also holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Midwestern Seminary in Kansas City and a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Jason has also served as an adjunct professor at Baylor University. Having completed a 34-year career in the US Army, Jason brings in a wealth of expertise in working with military families.
Jason E. Duckworth is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Supervisor with over 36 years and 15,000 hours of experience in pastoral counseling and marriage and family therapy. Jason received his Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University-Central Texas. He also holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Midwestern Seminary in Kansas City and a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Jason has also served as an adjunct professor at Baylor University. Having completed a 34-year career in the US Army, Jason brings in a wealth of expertise in working with military families.
(254) 269-7428 View (254) 269-7428
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Sarah Erickson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Killeen, TX 76549
Sarah Erickson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas who has been practicing since 2020. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Kaplan University and a Master's in Social Work from Walden University. Sarah can help a client work through reported traumatic experiences using DBT and/or EMDR. She can help a client learn how to recognize triggers for depressive moods, anger, self-harm, and suicidal ideations, then learn healthy alternative behaviors to mitigate these stressors and prevent harm. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, crocheting, playing with her dogs, and visiting friends.
Sarah Erickson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas who has been practicing since 2020. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Kaplan University and a Master's in Social Work from Walden University. Sarah can help a client work through reported traumatic experiences using DBT and/or EMDR. She can help a client learn how to recognize triggers for depressive moods, anger, self-harm, and suicidal ideations, then learn healthy alternative behaviors to mitigate these stressors and prevent harm. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, crocheting, playing with her dogs, and visiting friends.
(254) 321-2691 View (254) 321-2691
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Asha (Ayee-Shuh) Creary
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S, NCC, IPT-CST
Verified Verified
Killeen, TX 76549
Now Offering Supervision for LPC-Associates.... I am a professional counselor who strongly believes that we can heal ourselves through a shift in our thought patterns, behaviors & mindset. I enjoy working with men and women and teens who are struggling with the longterm aftermath of childhood trauma leading to increased experiences with anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD & maladaptive attachment styles. I start the therapeutic experience by exploring your family history & build connections to current disruptive & unhealthy patterns impacting your mental health.
Now Offering Supervision for LPC-Associates.... I am a professional counselor who strongly believes that we can heal ourselves through a shift in our thought patterns, behaviors & mindset. I enjoy working with men and women and teens who are struggling with the longterm aftermath of childhood trauma leading to increased experiences with anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD & maladaptive attachment styles. I start the therapeutic experience by exploring your family history & build connections to current disruptive & unhealthy patterns impacting your mental health.
(314) 886-6757 View (314) 886-6757
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Terri Gossett
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC, NCC
Verified Verified
Killeen, TX 76549
Terri Gossett is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas who has been practicing since 2007. She has a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology. Terri's therapy style is warm and interactive. She believes in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and doesn't believe in stigmatizing labels. Her approach combines rational-emotive therapy, humanistic, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Terri will tailor your dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Terri's passion is empowering clients to achieve their goals.
Terri Gossett is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas who has been practicing since 2007. She has a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology. Terri's therapy style is warm and interactive. She believes in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and doesn't believe in stigmatizing labels. Her approach combines rational-emotive therapy, humanistic, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Terri will tailor your dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Terri's passion is empowering clients to achieve their goals.
(254) 348-3372 View (254) 348-3372
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Allison Atkinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Killeen, TX 76549
Allison Atkinson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas who has been practicing since 2012. Allison has obtained advanced training in Relational Cultural Theory and personally feels that she meets each client where they are at. Every person is different, and their counseling experience should be tailored to them. Allison joins a client on their journey as they grow to develop new skills in navigating through their life. She offers support in a non-judgmental space that is safe for the client to express themselves.
Allison Atkinson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas who has been practicing since 2012. Allison has obtained advanced training in Relational Cultural Theory and personally feels that she meets each client where they are at. Every person is different, and their counseling experience should be tailored to them. Allison joins a client on their journey as they grow to develop new skills in navigating through their life. She offers support in a non-judgmental space that is safe for the client to express themselves.
(254) 765-8555 View (254) 765-8555
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Alexandrea Long
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW, CCTP, EMDR
Verified Verified
Killeen, TX 76549  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I strive to break the barriers of traditional therapy by going beyond the mind and helping facilitate healing for the body as well. Research has confirmed that the body is in fact what keeps the score. I am an out-of-the box therapist that operates from a holistic healing standpoint, who believes that everyone can and deserves to heal. I work with adults of all ages to help uncover the true source of their suffering. I operate by going to the root of the problem and helping discover unidentified traumas, griefs, and unproductive belief systems that may be holding one back from living the life that they truly desire.
As a therapist, I strive to break the barriers of traditional therapy by going beyond the mind and helping facilitate healing for the body as well. Research has confirmed that the body is in fact what keeps the score. I am an out-of-the box therapist that operates from a holistic healing standpoint, who believes that everyone can and deserves to heal. I work with adults of all ages to help uncover the true source of their suffering. I operate by going to the root of the problem and helping discover unidentified traumas, griefs, and unproductive belief systems that may be holding one back from living the life that they truly desire.
(254) 275-6042 View (254) 275-6042
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John T Avritt
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Killeen, TX 76549
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to mental health. We tailor our care plans to fit each person’s unique needs. Mindset offers both in-person and telehealth appointments, so you get the care you need in the format that serves you best. We accept most insurance plans.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to mental health. We tailor our care plans to fit each person’s unique needs. Mindset offers both in-person and telehealth appointments, so you get the care you need in the format that serves you best. We accept most insurance plans.
(254) 632-5441 View (254) 632-5441
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Tina Berryman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Killeen, TX 76549  (Online Only)
Tina M. Berryman is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas who has been practicing since 2013, she's been practicing for 10 years. Tina helps clients identify, accept, and learn from their personal journey which allows them to explore and heal the issues that arise. By assisting in learning effective coping skills, working through trauma, identifying triggers, assessments, also offering spiritual and individual sessions and other modalities, clients can begin to help themselves. Outside of work, Tina enjoys reading, kayaking, and time with family and pets.
Tina M. Berryman is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas who has been practicing since 2013, she's been practicing for 10 years. Tina helps clients identify, accept, and learn from their personal journey which allows them to explore and heal the issues that arise. By assisting in learning effective coping skills, working through trauma, identifying triggers, assessments, also offering spiritual and individual sessions and other modalities, clients can begin to help themselves. Outside of work, Tina enjoys reading, kayaking, and time with family and pets.
(254) 384-8500 View (254) 384-8500
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Eleanor L. Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP, CGP
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Killeen, TX 76549  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Imagine feeling hurt, broken, and alone, as if your emotions control every aspect of your life. Fear and shame seem to consume you, making you question if anyone could truly love the real you. The pain of your past looms large, casting a shadow on your present. But there's hope for change, and you don't have to face it alone. Together, we'll uncover the roots of your pain, helping you find freedom from fear and shame, gain clarity, and learn the art of forgiveness when you are ready. Most importantly, you'll learn to love yourself and build a meaningful life, even amid life's challenges.
Imagine feeling hurt, broken, and alone, as if your emotions control every aspect of your life. Fear and shame seem to consume you, making you question if anyone could truly love the real you. The pain of your past looms large, casting a shadow on your present. But there's hope for change, and you don't have to face it alone. Together, we'll uncover the roots of your pain, helping you find freedom from fear and shame, gain clarity, and learn the art of forgiveness when you are ready. Most importantly, you'll learn to love yourself and build a meaningful life, even amid life's challenges.
(254) 272-0873 View (254) 272-0873
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Eugene Kivett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Killeen, TX 76549
I am a Christian counselor that utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to assist clients in managing difficult anxiety/stress levels they may be experiencing. I have over 25 years’ experience as a licensed therapist that specializes in anxiety disorders, depression management and self-care planning. I also assist clients during difficult transitions in their life such as loss of employment, divorce, relationship issues and complicated grief. I enjoy helping clients recognize and challenge intrusive thoughts that often aggravate depression/anxiety and can lead to toxic guilt/procrastination.
I am a Christian counselor that utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to assist clients in managing difficult anxiety/stress levels they may be experiencing. I have over 25 years’ experience as a licensed therapist that specializes in anxiety disorders, depression management and self-care planning. I also assist clients during difficult transitions in their life such as loss of employment, divorce, relationship issues and complicated grief. I enjoy helping clients recognize and challenge intrusive thoughts that often aggravate depression/anxiety and can lead to toxic guilt/procrastination.
(512) 862-9986 View (512) 862-9986
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Transforming Life Center- LaDonna Harris
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Killeen, TX 76549
Transforming Life Center is a nonprofit 501(c)3 counseling and mentoring agency. My goal is to provide a warm safe and caring environment and emotional support for our clients. We provide psychotherapy and counseling services for individuals, couples, families, and children.
Transforming Life Center is a nonprofit 501(c)3 counseling and mentoring agency. My goal is to provide a warm safe and caring environment and emotional support for our clients. We provide psychotherapy and counseling services for individuals, couples, families, and children.
(254) 731-4488 View (254) 731-4488
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Vania Legington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Killeen, TX 76549
Vania is a professional and empathetic Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a Master's Degree in Social Work from Texas A&M University at Commerce. She will soon complete her licensure for LCDC and currently holds an LCDC-I. She has been a social worker for over 20 years, obtaining her undergraduate degree from Baylor University in 1999. Vania is an experienced and engaging trainer of both professionals and families. She specializes in blended, relative, adoptive and foster families. Her 18-year experience with Child Protective Services allows her to empathize and treat the dynamics of these special types of families.
Vania is a professional and empathetic Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a Master's Degree in Social Work from Texas A&M University at Commerce. She will soon complete her licensure for LCDC and currently holds an LCDC-I. She has been a social worker for over 20 years, obtaining her undergraduate degree from Baylor University in 1999. Vania is an experienced and engaging trainer of both professionals and families. She specializes in blended, relative, adoptive and foster families. Her 18-year experience with Child Protective Services allows her to empathize and treat the dynamics of these special types of families.
(254) 452-5672 View (254) 452-5672

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 76549

40+

Average cost per session

$110

Therapists in 76549 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
70% Trauma and PTSD
68% Grief
66% Relationship Issues
57% Coping Skills
51% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Aetna
84% BlueCross and BlueShield
84% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 76549 see their clients

54% In Person and Online
46% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 76549?

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.