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Caroline DiNoto
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Spring, TX 77380  (Online Only)
As past Chief of Allied Staff of a inpatient psychiatric hospital plus 20+ years of private practice, I provide a strong base of clinical skill and experience for all my clients. Through building improved perception, insight,and judgment supported by the accepting psychotherapeutic relationship, my goal is to enable clients to effect positive change in their lives through awareness and resolution of issues. My practice focuses on the family as well as individual behavioral/emotional problems of children, through Play Therapy, and adolescents and adults. I believe every individual has internal resources to resolve conflict with support and guidance.
As past Chief of Allied Staff of a inpatient psychiatric hospital plus 20+ years of private practice, I provide a strong base of clinical skill and experience for all my clients. Through building improved perception, insight,and judgment supported by the accepting psychotherapeutic relationship, my goal is to enable clients to effect positive change in their lives through awareness and resolution of issues. My practice focuses on the family as well as individual behavioral/emotional problems of children, through Play Therapy, and adolescents and adults. I believe every individual has internal resources to resolve conflict with support and guidance.
(281) 305-3094 View (281) 305-3094
Photo of Stephen O'Neill, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 77380, TX
Stephen O'Neill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Seems there's always another way to tone and nourish our bodies. Yet our minds - well, they don't often get the same dedicated attention. Our thoughts swirl. Our emotions wind into mash-ups of who-knows-what. And for anyone's been stuck in a cave, today's world offers an endless stream of fuel for anxiety and panic du jour. It's hard to keep up. So how do we sooth the angst, reset the stress level, and tone our minds so that even amid an unpredictable, stress-inducing world, we are steadier, calmer, more centered, and more resilient? And yes actually, we can be and feel ok even when it feels like everything around us is a bit crazy.
Seems there's always another way to tone and nourish our bodies. Yet our minds - well, they don't often get the same dedicated attention. Our thoughts swirl. Our emotions wind into mash-ups of who-knows-what. And for anyone's been stuck in a cave, today's world offers an endless stream of fuel for anxiety and panic du jour. It's hard to keep up. So how do we sooth the angst, reset the stress level, and tone our minds so that even amid an unpredictable, stress-inducing world, we are steadier, calmer, more centered, and more resilient? And yes actually, we can be and feel ok even when it feels like everything around us is a bit crazy.
(936) 935-2411 View (936) 935-2411
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Hannah Smith
LPC Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Each stage of life brings experiences and challenges that can sometimes leave us feeling overwhelmed, confused, and digging for answers. If you have found yourself in this place I want you to know that you are not alone and that hope is not fleeting; hope for change exists, and it exists in the safe space created in this office. I am here to support you as you navigate the ups and downs of life by helping to uncover strategies and techniques that will empower you and ring true to your genuine self.
Each stage of life brings experiences and challenges that can sometimes leave us feeling overwhelmed, confused, and digging for answers. If you have found yourself in this place I want you to know that you are not alone and that hope is not fleeting; hope for change exists, and it exists in the safe space created in this office. I am here to support you as you navigate the ups and downs of life by helping to uncover strategies and techniques that will empower you and ring true to your genuine self.
(936) 243-5751 View (936) 243-5751
Photo of Jennifer J. Cain, Licensed Professional Counselor in 77380, TX
Jennifer J. Cain
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, RPT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Woodlands, TX 77380
I specialize in play therapy for children ages 3-8 and supervision for LPC Associates and RPT Interns (post graduate only). I do not accept insurance, but you can submit your claims for out-of-network reimbursement. Please contact me today to determine if we are a good match for this process, or if you have any questions.
I specialize in play therapy for children ages 3-8 and supervision for LPC Associates and RPT Interns (post graduate only). I do not accept insurance, but you can submit your claims for out-of-network reimbursement. Please contact me today to determine if we are a good match for this process, or if you have any questions.
(832) 734-6717 View (832) 734-6717
Photo of Mary Frank, Licensed Professional Counselor in 77380, TX
Mary Frank
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CST
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Spring, TX 77380
Arguments with your partner are becoming more and more frequent. The honeymoon phase is long gone. And let's face it, your sex life has been mediocre at best. Even the thought of intimacy leads to anxiety and frustration. You find yourself questioning, "Is there something wrong with me?" ... "I should enjoy sex more." ... "I won't be able to please my partner". Physical intimacy has become a trigger for you, and avoidance has only added to the disconnect between you and your partner. The enthusiasm and luster for sex has faded.
Arguments with your partner are becoming more and more frequent. The honeymoon phase is long gone. And let's face it, your sex life has been mediocre at best. Even the thought of intimacy leads to anxiety and frustration. You find yourself questioning, "Is there something wrong with me?" ... "I should enjoy sex more." ... "I won't be able to please my partner". Physical intimacy has become a trigger for you, and avoidance has only added to the disconnect between you and your partner. The enthusiasm and luster for sex has faded.
(281) 882-3657 View (281) 882-3657
Photo of Darcy Kieke, Licensed Professional Counselor in 77380, TX
Darcy Kieke
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Darcy Kieke earned her Master of Education, in Counseling, from Sam Houston State University. She holds the license of Licensed Professional Counselor (License 81065), in the state of Texas. Darcy enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults. She has over twenty years of experience working as an elementary school teacher, and reading intervention teacher, and continues to serve students as a school counselor. Darcy is mindful of the academic, social and emotional challenges experienced by our youth today and the impact these struggles have on parents and families.
Darcy Kieke earned her Master of Education, in Counseling, from Sam Houston State University. She holds the license of Licensed Professional Counselor (License 81065), in the state of Texas. Darcy enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults. She has over twenty years of experience working as an elementary school teacher, and reading intervention teacher, and continues to serve students as a school counselor. Darcy is mindful of the academic, social and emotional challenges experienced by our youth today and the impact these struggles have on parents and families.
(281) 290-4322 View (281) 290-4322
Photo of Laura Marie Alper, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in 77380, TX
Laura Marie Alper
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, MAC, LCDC
Verified Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Struggling with alcohol or drug addiction? End the loneliness and desperation of fighting the endless battle of addiction alone. Having recovered from my own addictions to alcohol and drugs, I am passionate about helping people find hope and a new way of living, free from the pain and isolation of addiction. Allow me to guide you on a new journey in recovery. Through strengthening your internal motivation to make positive life changes, gaining insight into your addictive patterns, increasing self-awareness, creating meaning and purpose in life, you can learn to live again.
Struggling with alcohol or drug addiction? End the loneliness and desperation of fighting the endless battle of addiction alone. Having recovered from my own addictions to alcohol and drugs, I am passionate about helping people find hope and a new way of living, free from the pain and isolation of addiction. Allow me to guide you on a new journey in recovery. Through strengthening your internal motivation to make positive life changes, gaining insight into your addictive patterns, increasing self-awareness, creating meaning and purpose in life, you can learn to live again.
(832) 501-0239 View (832) 501-0239
Photo of Leonard Bohanon, Psychologist in 77380, TX
Leonard Bohanon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Help for when Relationships Hurt! I bring Experience on the Cutting Edge. I'm a therapist with over 40 years of experience! If you're worried that would make me old-fashioned - you should know that I teach in Marriage & Family Therapy training programs, and always focus on up-to-date, "cutting edge" methods. The one word I would use to describe my approach is "collaborative." This means treatment individually tailored to you and your situation (no cookie-cutter approaches!). Because of that, I primarily offer "strengths-based" approaches that focus primarily on your strengths, not your weaknesses.
Help for when Relationships Hurt! I bring Experience on the Cutting Edge. I'm a therapist with over 40 years of experience! If you're worried that would make me old-fashioned - you should know that I teach in Marriage & Family Therapy training programs, and always focus on up-to-date, "cutting edge" methods. The one word I would use to describe my approach is "collaborative." This means treatment individually tailored to you and your situation (no cookie-cutter approaches!). Because of that, I primarily offer "strengths-based" approaches that focus primarily on your strengths, not your weaknesses.
(832) 628-5253 View (832) 628-5253
Photo of Lauren Hollis, Licensed Professional Counselor in 77380, TX
Lauren Hollis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CCLS, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Are you or your children struggling with deeply distressing or disturbing experiences known as trauma? Is the pain from your past impacting your life and relationships? Are you having a hard time managing your anxieties, worries or depression? We all face challenges, struggles and need help sometimes. I am here to listen and help you work through it. At first it can feel uncomfortable to talk to someone you do not know, but it can also be freeing once you do. Making that first phone call is the biggest step to beginning your new pathway to a happier, more peaceful and fulfilling life.
Are you or your children struggling with deeply distressing or disturbing experiences known as trauma? Is the pain from your past impacting your life and relationships? Are you having a hard time managing your anxieties, worries or depression? We all face challenges, struggles and need help sometimes. I am here to listen and help you work through it. At first it can feel uncomfortable to talk to someone you do not know, but it can also be freeing once you do. Making that first phone call is the biggest step to beginning your new pathway to a happier, more peaceful and fulfilling life.
(713) 804-7372 View (713) 804-7372
Photo of Giovanni M Valdivia, Counselor in 77380, TX
Giovanni M Valdivia
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77380
This past year has brought struggles for many people. Job insecurity, anxiety, and wondering if we are doing the right thing for our families are just some of the challenges we face everyday. If you have been dealing with these thoughts and more, reaching out to a counselor may be a way to help. Trying to find our place in the chaos of pressures that we have from the world and the internal demands we place on ourselves can wear us out. This may be causing you to interact, communicate, and react to your family/friends in ways you never did before.
This past year has brought struggles for many people. Job insecurity, anxiety, and wondering if we are doing the right thing for our families are just some of the challenges we face everyday. If you have been dealing with these thoughts and more, reaching out to a counselor may be a way to help. Trying to find our place in the chaos of pressures that we have from the world and the internal demands we place on ourselves can wear us out. This may be causing you to interact, communicate, and react to your family/friends in ways you never did before.
(832) 345-3591 View (832) 345-3591
Photo of Laura Marie van Veldhoven, Psychologist in 77380, TX
Laura Marie van Veldhoven
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Life happens: we go through seasons of worry, uncertainty, overwhelm and sadness that can be brought on by health challenges, grief & loss and other situations outside of our control. As a psychologist with numerous years of experience and as a breast cancer survivor, I understand these thoughts and feelings and am here to be of help. It can be hard to make the decision to begin therapy, but working together, we will make sense of the thoughts and feelings you are going through, find ways to cope with them and on the way, get to a place of acceptance and growth.
Life happens: we go through seasons of worry, uncertainty, overwhelm and sadness that can be brought on by health challenges, grief & loss and other situations outside of our control. As a psychologist with numerous years of experience and as a breast cancer survivor, I understand these thoughts and feelings and am here to be of help. It can be hard to make the decision to begin therapy, but working together, we will make sense of the thoughts and feelings you are going through, find ways to cope with them and on the way, get to a place of acceptance and growth.
(281) 957-6466 View (281) 957-6466
Photo of Ciara Weddborn, Licensed Professional Counselor in 77380, TX
Ciara Weddborn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, NCC, BCN, QEEG-DL
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Woodlands, TX 77380  (Online Only)
I am Bilingual (Spanish/English) and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I see therapy as a collaborative effort of gaining insight, self-awareness and a better understanding on how to approach life. I believe that counseling begins with building a safe, open, and egalitarian trusting therapeutic relationship with my clients. This provides many benefits and helps utilize a holistic approach, which is an approach that incorporates Functional Medicine, Psychotherapy and Neurotherapy bringing about growth and reaching any goals for well-being.
I am Bilingual (Spanish/English) and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I see therapy as a collaborative effort of gaining insight, self-awareness and a better understanding on how to approach life. I believe that counseling begins with building a safe, open, and egalitarian trusting therapeutic relationship with my clients. This provides many benefits and helps utilize a holistic approach, which is an approach that incorporates Functional Medicine, Psychotherapy and Neurotherapy bringing about growth and reaching any goals for well-being.
(817) 522-1924 View (817) 522-1924
Photo of Kristi Coats Evans, Licensed Professional Counselor in 77380, TX
Kristi Coats Evans
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Fear, anxiety, and shame are often the root causes of many of our society’s mental struggles and concerns. If you or your child feels like you are in a pit of despair or stuck in a destructive pattern of thinking, you may need help getting a new focus or sharing your burden with someone who can listen without judgement. My current specialty is play therapy and helping families with conflicts and struggling youth. I also enjoy helping adolescents or young adults who are suffering from depression or anxiety. My philosophy and interventions are faith based, research supported, and very solution focused. Reach out for help today
Fear, anxiety, and shame are often the root causes of many of our society’s mental struggles and concerns. If you or your child feels like you are in a pit of despair or stuck in a destructive pattern of thinking, you may need help getting a new focus or sharing your burden with someone who can listen without judgement. My current specialty is play therapy and helping families with conflicts and struggling youth. I also enjoy helping adolescents or young adults who are suffering from depression or anxiety. My philosophy and interventions are faith based, research supported, and very solution focused. Reach out for help today
(281) 612-7510 View (281) 612-7510
Tanja Van Dam
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Everyone has moments in their lives when they do not feel equipped to handle what life has thrown at them. It is in these moments that enlisting the help of someone else, can improve your ability to cope. I have 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families with a diverse range of presenting problems. I am equipped to help clients cope with everyday stressors, as well as learning how to recover after a loss or trauma.
Everyone has moments in their lives when they do not feel equipped to handle what life has thrown at them. It is in these moments that enlisting the help of someone else, can improve your ability to cope. I have 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families with a diverse range of presenting problems. I am equipped to help clients cope with everyday stressors, as well as learning how to recover after a loss or trauma.
(281) 973-5669 View (281) 973-5669
Photo of Christi Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor in 77380, TX
Christi Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Life is a journey with peaks and valleys. It can be so beautiful and rewarding, but yet stressful, overwhelming, and unpredictable! Each person's journey is different and I want to help guide you to a better place. I became a counselor because I felt the need to help people and reflective listening came natural. As your counselor, I can provide empathy, emotional and academic support, guidance, encouragement, healthy coping skills, parenting skills, problem solving, social skills, overcoming life's challenges, and motivating the unmotivated. I like to work with pre-teens, teens, young adults, and adults.
Life is a journey with peaks and valleys. It can be so beautiful and rewarding, but yet stressful, overwhelming, and unpredictable! Each person's journey is different and I want to help guide you to a better place. I became a counselor because I felt the need to help people and reflective listening came natural. As your counselor, I can provide empathy, emotional and academic support, guidance, encouragement, healthy coping skills, parenting skills, problem solving, social skills, overcoming life's challenges, and motivating the unmotivated. I like to work with pre-teens, teens, young adults, and adults.
(281) 839-2485 View (281) 839-2485
Photo of Felix Vara, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in 77380, TX
Felix Vara
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Woodlands, TX 77380
If life's challenges are taking a toll on your mental well-being, know that help is available. If you get the feeling things aren't quite right or notice a shift from your usual, more positive self, there is support. When the little things pile up and become overwhelming, rest assured that I understand, and you're not alone. My knowledge covers areas like anxiety, infidelity, trauma, PTSD, and cumulative PTSD. Specifically, if you're a first responder or someone making decisions that impacts others, I have expertise in these realms and can offer personalized support.
If life's challenges are taking a toll on your mental well-being, know that help is available. If you get the feeling things aren't quite right or notice a shift from your usual, more positive self, there is support. When the little things pile up and become overwhelming, rest assured that I understand, and you're not alone. My knowledge covers areas like anxiety, infidelity, trauma, PTSD, and cumulative PTSD. Specifically, if you're a first responder or someone making decisions that impacts others, I have expertise in these realms and can offer personalized support.
(936) 262-6816 View (936) 262-6816
Photo of Jennifer Hanson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 77380, TX
Jennifer Hanson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
The Woodlands, TX 77380  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel like your life has been difficult to manage lately? Are you having relationship or family issues and feel like you need someone to help you and your loved ones understand one another? Are you concerned about recent changes you've seen in your child or teenager? I understand what you are feeling: the sense of overwhelming anxiety, the roller coaster of emotions, the burden of trying to take these challenges on alone, the fear or uncertainty of asking for help… No matter what challenges you may currently be facing, please know that you are not alone.
Do you feel like your life has been difficult to manage lately? Are you having relationship or family issues and feel like you need someone to help you and your loved ones understand one another? Are you concerned about recent changes you've seen in your child or teenager? I understand what you are feeling: the sense of overwhelming anxiety, the roller coaster of emotions, the burden of trying to take these challenges on alone, the fear or uncertainty of asking for help… No matter what challenges you may currently be facing, please know that you are not alone.
(281) 559-7053 View (281) 559-7053
Photo of Michelle Byrd, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 77380, TX
Michelle Byrd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Waitlist for new clients
Whether it's children with big feelings or behaviors they can’t control or teens struggling with sadness, anxiety, or stress, I'm here to help with teaching ways to identify and cope with these emotions. Perhaps you have a foster or adopted child who is struggling with behaviors due to the feelings of loss. Are you a caregiver of a teen or preteen and feel disconnected and need a way to understand each other? Are you divorced or going through a divorce and aren't co-parenting well? I help parents learn to co-parent effectively for the best interest of the child.
Whether it's children with big feelings or behaviors they can’t control or teens struggling with sadness, anxiety, or stress, I'm here to help with teaching ways to identify and cope with these emotions. Perhaps you have a foster or adopted child who is struggling with behaviors due to the feelings of loss. Are you a caregiver of a teen or preteen and feel disconnected and need a way to understand each other? Are you divorced or going through a divorce and aren't co-parenting well? I help parents learn to co-parent effectively for the best interest of the child.
(281) 519-3176 View (281) 519-3176
Photo of Tessa Stuckey, Licensed Professional Counselor in 77380, TX
Tessa Stuckey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Woodlands, TX 77380
I strive to create a comfortable and inviting environment so I can hear one's life story, goals, heartaches and tough life decisions. I have a deep understanding and love for all things LOVE. Love within a family system, love within a marriage, and love within one's self. Unfortunately love isn't always enough. I enjoy working with adolescents, college students, adults, couples/marriage counseling, parenting and family therapy. My interests include adolescents, marital and relationship problems, communication skills, anxiety and depressive disorders, life transitions, coping skills, emotional disturbance, peer relationships, self-harming, self-esteem building, and family conflicts.
I strive to create a comfortable and inviting environment so I can hear one's life story, goals, heartaches and tough life decisions. I have a deep understanding and love for all things LOVE. Love within a family system, love within a marriage, and love within one's self. Unfortunately love isn't always enough. I enjoy working with adolescents, college students, adults, couples/marriage counseling, parenting and family therapy. My interests include adolescents, marital and relationship problems, communication skills, anxiety and depressive disorders, life transitions, coping skills, emotional disturbance, peer relationships, self-harming, self-esteem building, and family conflicts.
(832) 769-4480 View (832) 769-4480
Photo of James Toth, Marriage & Family Therapist in 77380, TX
James Toth
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT-S, LPC-S
Verified Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Are you struggling with marital/family issues? Is divorce on the horizon? Do you feel like no one understands your singles concerns? Has anger become unmanageable? Do you need help with mood related issues? Let me help you navigate the difficulties in your life, and find hope for your future. Call for an appointment today.
Are you struggling with marital/family issues? Is divorce on the horizon? Do you feel like no one understands your singles concerns? Has anger become unmanageable? Do you need help with mood related issues? Let me help you navigate the difficulties in your life, and find hope for your future. Call for an appointment today.
(832) 589-1054 View (832) 589-1054

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 77380

400+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 77380 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
75% Self Esteem
70% Coping Skills
68% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
64% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
82% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
74% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 77380 see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 77380?

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.