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TM Consulting and Behavioral Health Services, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77077  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Clinical Trauma Therapist, located in Houston, TX. I have over 20 years of experience, in multiple settings, providing individual, group, and family therapy. I work with clients struggling with trauma, codependency, depression, anxiety, stress, grief and loss, life transitions, and interpersonal conflicts. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental environment, conducive to healing and personal growth. I believe therapy is a collaborative process and unique to each individual, with the development of an individualized treatment plan and approach.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Clinical Trauma Therapist, located in Houston, TX. I have over 20 years of experience, in multiple settings, providing individual, group, and family therapy. I work with clients struggling with trauma, codependency, depression, anxiety, stress, grief and loss, life transitions, and interpersonal conflicts. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental environment, conducive to healing and personal growth. I believe therapy is a collaborative process and unique to each individual, with the development of an individualized treatment plan and approach.
(281) 729-4913 View (281) 729-4913
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Jennifer Wagner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77077
Hi! I am Jennifer Wagner and am a Licensed Professional Counsel (LPC) in Northeast Texas and work exclusively with clients statewide via telehealth. I love that my work provides me the privilege to come alongside my clients as they work through their struggles to achieve healing. I have found that my style and approach are a good fit for adults who are dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, and stress. I also have a history of working with clients with substance use disorders or dual diagnosis of substance and mental health.
Hi! I am Jennifer Wagner and am a Licensed Professional Counsel (LPC) in Northeast Texas and work exclusively with clients statewide via telehealth. I love that my work provides me the privilege to come alongside my clients as they work through their struggles to achieve healing. I have found that my style and approach are a good fit for adults who are dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, and stress. I also have a history of working with clients with substance use disorders or dual diagnosis of substance and mental health.
(281) 609-6833 View (281) 609-6833
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Amanda Howard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT-S, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77077  (Online Only)
Amanda has over 12 years of experience with the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, grief, spirituality, adolescent issues, women’s issues, addiction, relationship issues, couple’s therapy, family conflict and communication, school issues, parenting, separation and divorce. She works with children ages 2 ½ +, teenagers, and adults. Amanda provides counseling to individuals, couples, families, other clinicians and groups.
Amanda has over 12 years of experience with the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, grief, spirituality, adolescent issues, women’s issues, addiction, relationship issues, couple’s therapy, family conflict and communication, school issues, parenting, separation and divorce. She works with children ages 2 ½ +, teenagers, and adults. Amanda provides counseling to individuals, couples, families, other clinicians and groups.
(346) 449-5262 View (346) 449-5262
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Amy L Atwood
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77077
Parenting is an incredible journey filled with joys and challenges, and it is only natural for you to want the very best for your child's emotional and psychological development. I recognize the trust you place in therapists like myself, and I am committed to upholding that trust through a child-centered, strengths perspective approach to therapy.
Parenting is an incredible journey filled with joys and challenges, and it is only natural for you to want the very best for your child's emotional and psychological development. I recognize the trust you place in therapists like myself, and I am committed to upholding that trust through a child-centered, strengths perspective approach to therapy.
(281) 916-4487 View (281) 916-4487
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Rosalia Vazquez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77077  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a Spanish and English speaking psychotherapist ? Are you questioning: "Is counseling right for me?'' Are you looking for supervisor ? Maybe you are struggling with a difficult marriage, depression, grief, trauma, addiction or emotional pain. It is time to get help! Through self-awareness, and caring counseling, you might be able to find the peace that you deserve. Take a first step, call me Si quieres mejorar tu vida, llamame. Estoy aqqui para ayudrte a encontrar paz y tranquilidad.
Are you looking for a Spanish and English speaking psychotherapist ? Are you questioning: "Is counseling right for me?'' Are you looking for supervisor ? Maybe you are struggling with a difficult marriage, depression, grief, trauma, addiction or emotional pain. It is time to get help! Through self-awareness, and caring counseling, you might be able to find the peace that you deserve. Take a first step, call me Si quieres mejorar tu vida, llamame. Estoy aqqui para ayudrte a encontrar paz y tranquilidad.
(713) 999-4441 View (713) 999-4441
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Bethany Kulp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77077  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Bethany Kulp and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas with over 26 years of experience. Though I have worked with a variety of issues throughout my career, my primary focus is working with adult clients who are struggling with issues related to anxiety, depression, and trauma. I am a trauma specialist, and I have a great deal of experience working with survivors of childhood abuse/neglect, sexual assault, and domestic violence. Along with mindfulness and cognitive approaches, I use somatic therapies that help you access your body's intrinsic healing capabilities.
Welcome! My name is Bethany Kulp and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas with over 26 years of experience. Though I have worked with a variety of issues throughout my career, my primary focus is working with adult clients who are struggling with issues related to anxiety, depression, and trauma. I am a trauma specialist, and I have a great deal of experience working with survivors of childhood abuse/neglect, sexual assault, and domestic violence. Along with mindfulness and cognitive approaches, I use somatic therapies that help you access your body's intrinsic healing capabilities.
(281) 729-0413 View (281) 729-0413
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Ruki Panjwani
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA CMHC, LPC-A, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77077  (Online Only)
Our quality of life is correlated with the quality of our relationships. Stress in relationships can be the main source of unhappiness, making us feel lonely, resentful, and exhausted. Conversely, healthy and secure relationships bring meaning, joy, and a sense of peace into our lives. Therapy can help us gain a sense of clarity and confidence when navigating relationship issues while maintaining our own sense of self. It helps us become mindful of keeping a balance between our own needs and the needs of others. This balance can greatly impact our experience of the self, and others in a positive way.
Our quality of life is correlated with the quality of our relationships. Stress in relationships can be the main source of unhappiness, making us feel lonely, resentful, and exhausted. Conversely, healthy and secure relationships bring meaning, joy, and a sense of peace into our lives. Therapy can help us gain a sense of clarity and confidence when navigating relationship issues while maintaining our own sense of self. It helps us become mindful of keeping a balance between our own needs and the needs of others. This balance can greatly impact our experience of the self, and others in a positive way.
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Juliet Duralde
LPC Intern, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77077
I work with children and parents struggling with symptoms of anxiety, ADHD, trauma, and attachment. To meet the needs of my young clients, I incorporate several play-based modalities into my practice including Theraplay (parent & child), child-centered play therapy, and cognitive behavioral play therapy. For my clients under 18, I take a family systems approach in my care by requiring regular parent and guardian meetings. With children, teens, and adults, I use Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) to treat a variety of issues including post-traumatic stress, specific phobias, anxiety, depression, and more.
I work with children and parents struggling with symptoms of anxiety, ADHD, trauma, and attachment. To meet the needs of my young clients, I incorporate several play-based modalities into my practice including Theraplay (parent & child), child-centered play therapy, and cognitive behavioral play therapy. For my clients under 18, I take a family systems approach in my care by requiring regular parent and guardian meetings. With children, teens, and adults, I use Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) to treat a variety of issues including post-traumatic stress, specific phobias, anxiety, depression, and more.
(281) 626-8121 View (281) 626-8121
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Pruedence Brooks, PsyD, PLLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77077
First, congratulations for having the courage to seek out professional services to address whatever you or someone you love might be going through right now. My approach to therapy is collaborative, non-judgmental, and ethical. We work together to set goals and reach them in the most efficient and effective manner. I believe that when problems arise, people do the best they can to cope. Therapy provides a way to increase our coping skills and can give us a sense of relief. It often challenges us to learn new behaviors or new ways of thinking about the problems we experience and may lead to richer, fuller life experiences.
First, congratulations for having the courage to seek out professional services to address whatever you or someone you love might be going through right now. My approach to therapy is collaborative, non-judgmental, and ethical. We work together to set goals and reach them in the most efficient and effective manner. I believe that when problems arise, people do the best they can to cope. Therapy provides a way to increase our coping skills and can give us a sense of relief. It often challenges us to learn new behaviors or new ways of thinking about the problems we experience and may lead to richer, fuller life experiences.
(832) 978-6763 View (832) 978-6763
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Dr. Laura Summerhill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77077
Every morning is the same. You wake up in a panic, thinking about all the things you were supposed to finish yesterday but didn’t. And today’s to-do list makes you wonder if you’ll ever be able to dig yourself out of this hole. You know people rely on you, and you feel like you’re letting everyone down, especially yourself. “How,” you wonder, “can other people get things done with such ease and it be so difficult for me?” Even projects that excite you are hard to start and nearly impossible to finish. The shame hurts. Life would be much easier if you could just focus, but you don’t know how. You beat yourself up. It's getting old.
Every morning is the same. You wake up in a panic, thinking about all the things you were supposed to finish yesterday but didn’t. And today’s to-do list makes you wonder if you’ll ever be able to dig yourself out of this hole. You know people rely on you, and you feel like you’re letting everyone down, especially yourself. “How,” you wonder, “can other people get things done with such ease and it be so difficult for me?” Even projects that excite you are hard to start and nearly impossible to finish. The shame hurts. Life would be much easier if you could just focus, but you don’t know how. You beat yourself up. It's getting old.
(737) 200-5280 View (737) 200-5280
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Dr. Yves Abraham
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77077
It is not always what happens to us that impacts us but rather how we respond to what happened. My background in Family Systems Theory enables me to help people connect and consider how multiple factors- including relationships, health, and spirituality-impact one's life. At Lifeline Center it is my aim to counsel, coach and encourage those who may be struggling to achieve in a particular area of life or feel that their growth has been halted. Together, I am certain we can identify your obstacles and reset the course.
It is not always what happens to us that impacts us but rather how we respond to what happened. My background in Family Systems Theory enables me to help people connect and consider how multiple factors- including relationships, health, and spirituality-impact one's life. At Lifeline Center it is my aim to counsel, coach and encourage those who may be struggling to achieve in a particular area of life or feel that their growth has been halted. Together, I am certain we can identify your obstacles and reset the course.
(281) 612-8187 View (281) 612-8187
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Greg LaLiberte
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77077  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Consider me a non-pretentious person, who wants to help you improve your quality of life. I work out of Houston. Be assured, that we respect all people, belief systems, religions, creeds, and lifestyles. Everyone from Progressives to Traditionalists, are welcomed. I do talk therapy, and mental health/substance abuse, and ESA (Emotional Support Animal) assessments. In addition, I am an Approved Texas LPC-Associate / Intern Supervisor; willing to help someone on the road to full licensure.
Consider me a non-pretentious person, who wants to help you improve your quality of life. I work out of Houston. Be assured, that we respect all people, belief systems, religions, creeds, and lifestyles. Everyone from Progressives to Traditionalists, are welcomed. I do talk therapy, and mental health/substance abuse, and ESA (Emotional Support Animal) assessments. In addition, I am an Approved Texas LPC-Associate / Intern Supervisor; willing to help someone on the road to full licensure.
(281) 462-5083 View (281) 462-5083
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Tiffany D Nowak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Tiffany, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77077
Tiffany has a very holistic approach to therapy. She believes that reaching a healthy mental place comes from not only understanding where the client is as an individual, but also what is happening in their surrounding environment, relationships, and daily interactions. An important part of this process is coming to an understanding that each small change you make can have a significant impact on your entire life. Both of her studies in the US and abroad have given her a wide-ranging toolset on combating the many different issues one can face in life.
Tiffany has a very holistic approach to therapy. She believes that reaching a healthy mental place comes from not only understanding where the client is as an individual, but also what is happening in their surrounding environment, relationships, and daily interactions. An important part of this process is coming to an understanding that each small change you make can have a significant impact on your entire life. Both of her studies in the US and abroad have given her a wide-ranging toolset on combating the many different issues one can face in life.
(346) 644-6774 View (346) 644-6774
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Shalonvia R Gundy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77077  (Online Only)
No one is an island unto themselves, nor should anyone feel as if they must work their way through life alone. My focus has been on empowering clients and their loved ones to navigate the rough terrains of their life journeys. My mission is to help families and individuals to have lasting, healthy marriages and families and the interpersonal relationships that they seek, while helping the community to prosper through the solidification of the individuals within it. Clients that know that they want all that life has to offer but need more support to grasp it are encouraged to reach out for support here through therapy.
No one is an island unto themselves, nor should anyone feel as if they must work their way through life alone. My focus has been on empowering clients and their loved ones to navigate the rough terrains of their life journeys. My mission is to help families and individuals to have lasting, healthy marriages and families and the interpersonal relationships that they seek, while helping the community to prosper through the solidification of the individuals within it. Clients that know that they want all that life has to offer but need more support to grasp it are encouraged to reach out for support here through therapy.
(832) 786-2542 View (832) 786-2542
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Sarabeth Haddad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, RPT-S, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77077
Life is a beautiful and challenging journey! We all deserve to find joy and fulfillment in the experience, and we all bring something valuable to those around us and the world at large. It is my goal to help you identify the strengths, skills, habits and perspectives you need to address your challenges and get the most out of your life.
Life is a beautiful and challenging journey! We all deserve to find joy and fulfillment in the experience, and we all bring something valuable to those around us and the world at large. It is my goal to help you identify the strengths, skills, habits and perspectives you need to address your challenges and get the most out of your life.
(281) 378-4734 View (281) 378-4734
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Patrice Hartsfield
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77077  (Online Only)
I want to commend you on initiating the process of self-discovery. Therapy can be an extremely challenging, yet rewarding step. Especially if you are the person that everyone goes to for help. It can sometimes leave you feeling overwhelmed and misunderstood, because who is there to help you?Together we can find coping skills to help you manage and process the barries to you living the life you have imagined for yourself.
I want to commend you on initiating the process of self-discovery. Therapy can be an extremely challenging, yet rewarding step. Especially if you are the person that everyone goes to for help. It can sometimes leave you feeling overwhelmed and misunderstood, because who is there to help you?Together we can find coping skills to help you manage and process the barries to you living the life you have imagined for yourself.
(713) 804-6137 View (713) 804-6137
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Rhonda Akkerman
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77077  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! My practice specializes in assisting individuals through transitional points in their life whether that is the loss of a relationship, new employment/career, marital strife, retirement, pandemics (COVID-19), the diagnosis of a chronic health condition, divorce, unemployment, accident/injury, or the death of a loved one. It is not uncommon to feel "stuck" during these transitional points and it is often beneficial to process these challenges with a professional.
Hello and welcome! My practice specializes in assisting individuals through transitional points in their life whether that is the loss of a relationship, new employment/career, marital strife, retirement, pandemics (COVID-19), the diagnosis of a chronic health condition, divorce, unemployment, accident/injury, or the death of a loved one. It is not uncommon to feel "stuck" during these transitional points and it is often beneficial to process these challenges with a professional.
(281) 688-4869 View (281) 688-4869
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Avery Benedict
LPC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77077
Throughout the course of my career thus far I have had the pleasure of working with individuals across the life span. What this means is that I see children all the way through adulthood. I have assisted children and adults who are struggling with ailments such as anxiety, self esteem, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, identity, relational stress, behavioral problems, and trauma. I utilize CBT, DBT, and ACT with my adult clients and integrative play therapy with my child clients. I love working with clients who are open to change and willing to take the steps needed to reach their goals.
Throughout the course of my career thus far I have had the pleasure of working with individuals across the life span. What this means is that I see children all the way through adulthood. I have assisted children and adults who are struggling with ailments such as anxiety, self esteem, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, identity, relational stress, behavioral problems, and trauma. I utilize CBT, DBT, and ACT with my adult clients and integrative play therapy with my child clients. I love working with clients who are open to change and willing to take the steps needed to reach their goals.
(281) 868-5574 x107 View (281) 868-5574 x107
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Dr. Kemi Sells
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DBH, LCSW-S, ACSW, BCD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77077  (Online Only)
Every situation, every experience, every individual is unique; the approach for dealing with them should be unique as well. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion for working with people and I am armed with awareness that each individual is unique and experiences life differently. I have a Doctorate of Behavioral Health degree, Master of Science in Social Work and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology. I work with children, teenagers, adults, and older adults diagnosed with significant mental health issues. I am committed to working with individuals to create a more satisfying life.
Every situation, every experience, every individual is unique; the approach for dealing with them should be unique as well. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion for working with people and I am armed with awareness that each individual is unique and experiences life differently. I have a Doctorate of Behavioral Health degree, Master of Science in Social Work and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology. I work with children, teenagers, adults, and older adults diagnosed with significant mental health issues. I am committed to working with individuals to create a more satisfying life.
(346) 209-4364 View (346) 209-4364
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Nicke Briggs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77077  (Online Only)
Hi Im Nicke. Welcome to 2024! I hope we neet this year to better yourself. I aim to make therapy feel like a familiar conversation; one you can look forward to each time! Any personality disorders or history of bipolar? Lets dive in. Do you find yourself unhappy, depressed, anxious, or feeling like your ready to give up? Are you thinking of divorce or other relationship issues? Substance abuse? Career whoas? The issues that have placed you and your wellbeing at a crossroad can be helped. I am here to help overcome those pits in life. My therapy style is like an old friend, the one you tell secrets to and never feel judged.
Hi Im Nicke. Welcome to 2024! I hope we neet this year to better yourself. I aim to make therapy feel like a familiar conversation; one you can look forward to each time! Any personality disorders or history of bipolar? Lets dive in. Do you find yourself unhappy, depressed, anxious, or feeling like your ready to give up? Are you thinking of divorce or other relationship issues? Substance abuse? Career whoas? The issues that have placed you and your wellbeing at a crossroad can be helped. I am here to help overcome those pits in life. My therapy style is like an old friend, the one you tell secrets to and never feel judged.
(832) 979-8699 View (832) 979-8699

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 77077

100+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in 77077 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
71% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
80% Cigna and Evernorth
79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 77077 see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 77077?

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.