Therapists in 77006

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Visionary Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Houston, TX 77006
Life was meant to challenge us, but when those challenges become more than we can handle, who can we turn to for that extra support or even just a listening ear? Challenges can come in any form, whether it be in your marriage, from family conflict, or parenting struggles, I make it my goal to walk alongside you in whatever ways you need.
Life was meant to challenge us, but when those challenges become more than we can handle, who can we turn to for that extra support or even just a listening ear? Challenges can come in any form, whether it be in your marriage, from family conflict, or parenting struggles, I make it my goal to walk alongside you in whatever ways you need.
(832) 981-1211 View (832) 981-1211
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Dr. Darius B Dawson
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified
Houston, TX 77006  (Online Only)
As professionals, we have to balance a bevy of demands. I seek to coach, assist, and collaborate with you in navigating the barriers that prevent you from living a peaceful, productive, and aware life. I enjoy working with adults from all racial/ethnic backgrounds and gender identities.
As professionals, we have to balance a bevy of demands. I seek to coach, assist, and collaborate with you in navigating the barriers that prevent you from living a peaceful, productive, and aware life. I enjoy working with adults from all racial/ethnic backgrounds and gender identities.
(832) 965-0073 View (832) 965-0073
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Hannah Ashworth
LPC Associate, MS
Verified
5 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77006
When life presents us with challenges, we may find that the things or people we've leaned on in the past no longer help us. This can leave us feeling confused, anxious, upset, or off balance. Therapy is a collaborative process that can help us better understand ourselves and find ways of coping with or adapting to our circumstances. Whether therapy is the first or last thing you’re trying after deciding that something needs to change, I want to commend you for taking steps to care for your well-being.
When life presents us with challenges, we may find that the things or people we've leaned on in the past no longer help us. This can leave us feeling confused, anxious, upset, or off balance. Therapy is a collaborative process that can help us better understand ourselves and find ways of coping with or adapting to our circumstances. Whether therapy is the first or last thing you’re trying after deciding that something needs to change, I want to commend you for taking steps to care for your well-being.
(713) 401-1167 View (713) 401-1167
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Philip Buchanan Young
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Houston, TX 77006
Philip works with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. When working with adolescents who are struggling with independence and autonomy, Philip helps them explore and identify their true potential. This work often surrounds addictions and special occasion adoption issues. His work with adult clients facing life’s challenges focuses on relationship with self and others, as well as providing a safe space for accurate reflection.
Philip works with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. When working with adolescents who are struggling with independence and autonomy, Philip helps them explore and identify their true potential. This work often surrounds addictions and special occasion adoption issues. His work with adult clients facing life’s challenges focuses on relationship with self and others, as well as providing a safe space for accurate reflection.
(281) 231-9895 View (281) 231-9895
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Jaime Cohen
MS, PhD
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77006
Couples Coaching involves altering relationship dynamics by improving communication & building/healing trust, decreasing conflict, teaching how to provide support/ responsiveness, emotional intimacy & sexual satisfaction. Individual Coaching is supportive, non-judgmental, & goal oriented. We will find new strategies to overcome life barriers, & develop new skills to attain your goals. I want to empower you to take control of your life, & teach you how to contribute to your own happiness. I focus on changing ineffective beliefs and behaviors that contribute to current problems, & foster more adaptive, flexible, & efficient solutions.
Couples Coaching involves altering relationship dynamics by improving communication & building/healing trust, decreasing conflict, teaching how to provide support/ responsiveness, emotional intimacy & sexual satisfaction. Individual Coaching is supportive, non-judgmental, & goal oriented. We will find new strategies to overcome life barriers, & develop new skills to attain your goals. I want to empower you to take control of your life, & teach you how to contribute to your own happiness. I focus on changing ineffective beliefs and behaviors that contribute to current problems, & foster more adaptive, flexible, & efficient solutions.
(832) 409-4206 View (832) 409-4206
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Sharvalla Hinton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Houston, TX 77006  (Online Only)
Sharvalla Husband-Hinton is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. She has an unending passion to help people who have experienced traumatic events and those who are just having a difficult time adjusting to life’s circumstances. One of her main focuses while working with clients is to instill hope.Sharvalla has over 10 years’ experience in the field. She has spent most of her professional career helping individuals who have experienced emotional dysregulation, mood swings, anger, relationship issues, depression, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, mood disorders.
Sharvalla Husband-Hinton is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. She has an unending passion to help people who have experienced traumatic events and those who are just having a difficult time adjusting to life’s circumstances. One of her main focuses while working with clients is to instill hope.Sharvalla has over 10 years’ experience in the field. She has spent most of her professional career helping individuals who have experienced emotional dysregulation, mood swings, anger, relationship issues, depression, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, mood disorders.
(832) 864-5336 View (832) 864-5336
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Nicole Porterpan-Cassell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Houston, TX 77006
Do you feel lost or alone? I am here to help. My passion is working with children, adolescents and adults struggling with feelings of aloneness, depression, anxiety, and grief. These and other daily challenges also affect our relationships with those closest to us. Some of my most rewarding work is helping families and couples strengthen their relationships through connection and communication. Life transitions like beginning middle school or starting a new job can add extra stress to our daily routines. Together we will navigate these road bumps to increase your social emotional wellbeing.
Do you feel lost or alone? I am here to help. My passion is working with children, adolescents and adults struggling with feelings of aloneness, depression, anxiety, and grief. These and other daily challenges also affect our relationships with those closest to us. Some of my most rewarding work is helping families and couples strengthen their relationships through connection and communication. Life transitions like beginning middle school or starting a new job can add extra stress to our daily routines. Together we will navigate these road bumps to increase your social emotional wellbeing.
(832) 402-9774 View (832) 402-9774
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Eddins Counseling Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd , LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77006
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Do you put your needs at the bottom of the to-do list? Do you wonder if life could be a bit easier and not so hard? Or if you could feel better? Happier? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, family, careers, health, and their day-to-day lives. Pushing away your needs and getting stuck in old patterns and behaviors, negative beliefs, and unresolved emotions can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. We believe it shouldn’t be so hard to live a better life.
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Do you put your needs at the bottom of the to-do list? Do you wonder if life could be a bit easier and not so hard? Or if you could feel better? Happier? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, family, careers, health, and their day-to-day lives. Pushing away your needs and getting stuck in old patterns and behaviors, negative beliefs, and unresolved emotions can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. We believe it shouldn’t be so hard to live a better life.
(832) 345-1669 View (832) 345-1669
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Sarah Pinto Gallego
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CHT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77006
Struggling to show up in a world that tells you “you’re too much” and to "stop being so sensitive"? Having thoughts that no one will ever get you because you’re constantly told to “just get over it”? If you don't fit in the mold for attempting to speak your truth, this creates debilitating stress and anxiety. The need to feel safe, seen, and heard IS REAL. You want to show up real AF, comfortable in your own skin, surrounded by people who emotionally support and value YOU. But how do you stand up to all of this toxic energy when you’re feeling so damn drained and exhausted by all the drama?
Struggling to show up in a world that tells you “you’re too much” and to "stop being so sensitive"? Having thoughts that no one will ever get you because you’re constantly told to “just get over it”? If you don't fit in the mold for attempting to speak your truth, this creates debilitating stress and anxiety. The need to feel safe, seen, and heard IS REAL. You want to show up real AF, comfortable in your own skin, surrounded by people who emotionally support and value YOU. But how do you stand up to all of this toxic energy when you’re feeling so damn drained and exhausted by all the drama?
(832) 720-7793 View (832) 720-7793
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Sarah Bond
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Houston, TX 77006
Do you feel an internal struggle to make it through the day, even if you appear fine on the outside? Maybe there is a significant change that is overwhelming the delicate balance causing you to teeter from coping to in over your head. Do you know that you probably need a change in your significant relationships? These are all feelings of people struggling with stress due to life changes, transition, grief, poor boundaries, depression, and anxiety. I provide a safe space where my clients share difficult feelings and are met with support and understanding.
Do you feel an internal struggle to make it through the day, even if you appear fine on the outside? Maybe there is a significant change that is overwhelming the delicate balance causing you to teeter from coping to in over your head. Do you know that you probably need a change in your significant relationships? These are all feelings of people struggling with stress due to life changes, transition, grief, poor boundaries, depression, and anxiety. I provide a safe space where my clients share difficult feelings and are met with support and understanding.
(832) 534-3785 View (832) 534-3785
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Dr. Dilek Wise
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LMFT-S
Verified
Houston, TX 77006
Wish to be happier? Want to communicate effectively? Recovering from affairs or addictions? Feeling anxious or depressed? Life changes? Previous therapy didn't work? Specializing in relationships, my passion is to help you to build a healthy life style with your loved ones. I will help you to learn the very basics of your relational dynamics and understand the nature of your struggle as a person/couple so you can tackle your immediate issues, and prevent the future ones.
Wish to be happier? Want to communicate effectively? Recovering from affairs or addictions? Feeling anxious or depressed? Life changes? Previous therapy didn't work? Specializing in relationships, my passion is to help you to build a healthy life style with your loved ones. I will help you to learn the very basics of your relational dynamics and understand the nature of your struggle as a person/couple so you can tackle your immediate issues, and prevent the future ones.
(281) 916-3296 View (281) 916-3296
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Lisa L. VanVleet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-S
Verified
Houston, TX 77006
Not accepting new clients
As a clinical social worker and psychodynamic psychotherapist, I often hear, "I know what I need to do to feel better, but I just can't seem to make myself do what I should." Change isn't always straightforward. Knowing on an intellectual level doesn't mean that it makes sense emotionally. I support your exploration, without judgment, to illuminate stepping stones through the bog that once seemed impassable. At your pace, on your terms, I can help you to cultivate greater insight and navigate through the pain and suffering.
As a clinical social worker and psychodynamic psychotherapist, I often hear, "I know what I need to do to feel better, but I just can't seem to make myself do what I should." Change isn't always straightforward. Knowing on an intellectual level doesn't mean that it makes sense emotionally. I support your exploration, without judgment, to illuminate stepping stones through the bog that once seemed impassable. At your pace, on your terms, I can help you to cultivate greater insight and navigate through the pain and suffering.
(832) 924-7571 View (832) 924-7571
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Mor Regev
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MST
Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77006
I imagine if you're here, it's because you're hurting. Things aren't going the way you want them to: Maybe your marriage or relationship isn't bringing you the joy it used to, or maybe it's driving you downright nuts. Maybe you aren't speaking to your kids, or maybe you are the kid or teen that just can't seem to get along with your parents or the people around you. Maybe things have gotten so bad that you've contemplated hurting yourself or suicide. Perhaps you're grieving a loss, a person, a job, a relationship. Or maybe you've tried to figure out why you're not as happy as you could be and you just can't.
I imagine if you're here, it's because you're hurting. Things aren't going the way you want them to: Maybe your marriage or relationship isn't bringing you the joy it used to, or maybe it's driving you downright nuts. Maybe you aren't speaking to your kids, or maybe you are the kid or teen that just can't seem to get along with your parents or the people around you. Maybe things have gotten so bad that you've contemplated hurting yourself or suicide. Perhaps you're grieving a loss, a person, a job, a relationship. Or maybe you've tried to figure out why you're not as happy as you could be and you just can't.
(713) 574-6986 View (713) 574-6986
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Dani Peltier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCDC, CDWF
Verified
Houston, TX 77006
Do you often question if your relationship is right for you? Or you often wonder if your partner is as into you as you are into them? You’re not sure if you should ask for reassurance again or start planning for ‘what if they leave me’? It's likely you’ve been hurt in the past. Your view of relationships is jaded, and now you struggle to trust whether the closeness you feel is real or just the calm before the storm. Instead of trying to communicate or talk things out, you might catch yourself starting arguments on purpose, accusing your partner of cheating, and maybe even checking their phone.
Do you often question if your relationship is right for you? Or you often wonder if your partner is as into you as you are into them? You’re not sure if you should ask for reassurance again or start planning for ‘what if they leave me’? It's likely you’ve been hurt in the past. Your view of relationships is jaded, and now you struggle to trust whether the closeness you feel is real or just the calm before the storm. Instead of trying to communicate or talk things out, you might catch yourself starting arguments on purpose, accusing your partner of cheating, and maybe even checking their phone.
(346) 258-5567 View (346) 258-5567
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Christina Kontos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Houston, TX 77006
I am a therapist with over 20 years of experience specializing in Eating Disorders. Through my experience working with individuals, couples, and families, I have developed my skills blending cognitive behavioral therapy with psychodynamic therapy to create a healthy, healing environment. My goal for therapy is to create a trusting relationship between the client and clinician, allowing for open dialogue, communication, and change. I feel this approach can effectively address the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, body image disorder, depression, anxiety, and weight management and create well-being.
I am a therapist with over 20 years of experience specializing in Eating Disorders. Through my experience working with individuals, couples, and families, I have developed my skills blending cognitive behavioral therapy with psychodynamic therapy to create a healthy, healing environment. My goal for therapy is to create a trusting relationship between the client and clinician, allowing for open dialogue, communication, and change. I feel this approach can effectively address the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, body image disorder, depression, anxiety, and weight management and create well-being.
(713) 766-1176 View (713) 766-1176
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Donna Darilek Lanham
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Houston, TX 77006
Not accepting new clients
Change is inevitable and it can be extremely challenging. Changes of varying degrees can topple the balance we have in our lives. Experiencing the loss of a loved one, new life circumstances, and struggling in unhealthy relationships are examples of life experiences that can impact our daily functioning and self-worth. Let me help you work through your stressors so you can feel like yourself again. I will provide a safe space and treat you with respect, understanding, and empathy. You are not alone.
Change is inevitable and it can be extremely challenging. Changes of varying degrees can topple the balance we have in our lives. Experiencing the loss of a loved one, new life circumstances, and struggling in unhealthy relationships are examples of life experiences that can impact our daily functioning and self-worth. Let me help you work through your stressors so you can feel like yourself again. I will provide a safe space and treat you with respect, understanding, and empathy. You are not alone.
(832) 471-8623 View (832) 471-8623
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Tenley Fukui
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77006
Waitlist for new clients
Tapping into the mind-body connection can help decrease chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia or other problems. Life can be stressful. Psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, biofeedback and neurofeedback can help you learn to cope better mentally and physically. I earned a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. I have been in private practice for 16 years. I specialize in chronic pain management, anxiety, insomnia and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I can teach you how to reach a calmer, more comfortable and resilient state.
Tapping into the mind-body connection can help decrease chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia or other problems. Life can be stressful. Psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, biofeedback and neurofeedback can help you learn to cope better mentally and physically. I earned a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. I have been in private practice for 16 years. I specialize in chronic pain management, anxiety, insomnia and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I can teach you how to reach a calmer, more comfortable and resilient state.
(713) 766-0588 View (713) 766-0588
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Jennifer Hamblin
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Houston, TX 77006
Are you an adolescent or young adult or have an adolescent in your life currently struggling with interpersonal relationships, anxiety, depression, suicide ideation, ADHD and/or Conduct Disorders? I have worked as an educator for 13 years and have helped adolescents going through life transitions or events. I can help with big feelings. I also help parents and families.
Are you an adolescent or young adult or have an adolescent in your life currently struggling with interpersonal relationships, anxiety, depression, suicide ideation, ADHD and/or Conduct Disorders? I have worked as an educator for 13 years and have helped adolescents going through life transitions or events. I can help with big feelings. I also help parents and families.
(832) 281-5855 View (832) 281-5855
Alyssa Hertz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77006
Hi! I’m Alyssa, and I’m so glad you’re here. Seeking support for your mental health struggles takes a lot of strength and bravery. I am so happy you are taking the first steps in taking care of yourself. You’re in the right place. I’m a Licensed Psychologist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, OCD, and anxiety-related disorders. Living with mental health struggles is hard and can interfere with daily functioning and quality of life. My goal is to help you get the support you need so you can feel better as quickly as possible - and with tools you need to live your best life, even when we’re done working together!
Hi! I’m Alyssa, and I’m so glad you’re here. Seeking support for your mental health struggles takes a lot of strength and bravery. I am so happy you are taking the first steps in taking care of yourself. You’re in the right place. I’m a Licensed Psychologist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, OCD, and anxiety-related disorders. Living with mental health struggles is hard and can interfere with daily functioning and quality of life. My goal is to help you get the support you need so you can feel better as quickly as possible - and with tools you need to live your best life, even when we’re done working together!
(832) 979-3609 View (832) 979-3609
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Nina Garcia Drama Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RDT, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77006
Not accepting new clients
I creatively empower people with mixed identities & diverse narratives to own their truth without oppressing themselves and others. My style is both bold and compassionate. I have moved, held, danced, and yelled in everything from hospitals to homes with human beings ready to process their history of trauma, struggles with emotional sobriety, and lifelong experiences of identity invalidation. What I do is powerful work, and yet it meets you quite delicately right where you are at in your process.
I creatively empower people with mixed identities & diverse narratives to own their truth without oppressing themselves and others. My style is both bold and compassionate. I have moved, held, danced, and yelled in everything from hospitals to homes with human beings ready to process their history of trauma, struggles with emotional sobriety, and lifelong experiences of identity invalidation. What I do is powerful work, and yet it meets you quite delicately right where you are at in your process.
(832) 924-2860 View (832) 924-2860

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Number of Therapists in 77006

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 77006 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
69% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Aetna
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
64% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 77006 see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 77006?

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.