Therapists in 77388

Photo of Mary Thacker, Licensed Professional Counselor in 77388, TX
Mary Thacker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Spring, TX 77388
As a counselor, I have worked with clients of varying ages, personalities and struggles. I believe that everyone can benefit from having an unbiased, empathetic person to listen to them. Someone to meet them where they are and help them to work through their problems, identify their needs and accomplish their goals. Life is hard, sometimes we need a little help to get through the rough times.
As a counselor, I have worked with clients of varying ages, personalities and struggles. I believe that everyone can benefit from having an unbiased, empathetic person to listen to them. Someone to meet them where they are and help them to work through their problems, identify their needs and accomplish their goals. Life is hard, sometimes we need a little help to get through the rough times.
(281) 214-6131 View (281) 214-6131
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Patti DeMarco
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Spring, TX 77388  (Online Only)
Sometimes things happen that profoundly change the way we experience life. Whether expected or not, life transitions can leave us feeling anxious, angry, alone, or depressed. These changes can come in many forms, including the loss of a loved one, infertility, a divorce or break up, job changes, chronic illness, leaving home, etc. My goal is to help you process the many emotions that accompany the adjustments in your life and discover new strengths and experiences that come along with it. Give me a call to embrace your new day.
Sometimes things happen that profoundly change the way we experience life. Whether expected or not, life transitions can leave us feeling anxious, angry, alone, or depressed. These changes can come in many forms, including the loss of a loved one, infertility, a divorce or break up, job changes, chronic illness, leaving home, etc. My goal is to help you process the many emotions that accompany the adjustments in your life and discover new strengths and experiences that come along with it. Give me a call to embrace your new day.
(281) 247-6944 View (281) 247-6944
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Tori Velez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CHT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Spring, TX 77388  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As a veteran and EMDR therapist, I am committed to guiding my clients through a transformative healing journey that helps individuals rediscover their strength and inner balance. I don't believe in the "one size fits all" and make it a priority to create a plan that meet my client’s holistic and multicultural needs. I trust the organic process of allowing my client to present what their needs are and honoring them as they emerge. My approach in treatment is collaborative, honest, understanding, encouraging, and engaging from start to finish.
As a veteran and EMDR therapist, I am committed to guiding my clients through a transformative healing journey that helps individuals rediscover their strength and inner balance. I don't believe in the "one size fits all" and make it a priority to create a plan that meet my client’s holistic and multicultural needs. I trust the organic process of allowing my client to present what their needs are and honoring them as they emerge. My approach in treatment is collaborative, honest, understanding, encouraging, and engaging from start to finish.
(281) 916-5781 View (281) 916-5781
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Meg Bellows
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, NCC, CART, BCPC
Verified Verified
Spring, TX 77388
My passion is treating clients who have endured trauma. I'm trained in EMDR. I combine EMDR with narrative therapy to help clients resolve and reprocess the traumatic event. I love working with clients who suffer from depression, bipolar, and personality disorders. I also work with couples and families who are in crisis. I am also endorsed by the American Psychotherapy Association as a Board Certified Professional Counselor.
My passion is treating clients who have endured trauma. I'm trained in EMDR. I combine EMDR with narrative therapy to help clients resolve and reprocess the traumatic event. I love working with clients who suffer from depression, bipolar, and personality disorders. I also work with couples and families who are in crisis. I am also endorsed by the American Psychotherapy Association as a Board Certified Professional Counselor.
(561) 935-3543 View (561) 935-3543
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Viviane Santiago
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Spring, TX 77388  (Online Only)
Hello : ) I am Viviane Santiago. I am so happy you came here. I am happy because this is you taking one step towards feeling better, towards solving a problem, towards your healing. Notice that. You did it, and i am happy and proud of you. I Hope you are too. I am a LPC-Counselor, specialized in grief, trauma, identity issues, and with lots of experience working with individuals and couples facing anxiety, depression, life transitions, or big decisions. I am a LGBTQI Affirming clinician. I also work with couples, and I am an non-monogamous, kink ally. My style is calm, yet dynamic, compassionate, honest, and above all hopeful.
Hello : ) I am Viviane Santiago. I am so happy you came here. I am happy because this is you taking one step towards feeling better, towards solving a problem, towards your healing. Notice that. You did it, and i am happy and proud of you. I Hope you are too. I am a LPC-Counselor, specialized in grief, trauma, identity issues, and with lots of experience working with individuals and couples facing anxiety, depression, life transitions, or big decisions. I am a LGBTQI Affirming clinician. I also work with couples, and I am an non-monogamous, kink ally. My style is calm, yet dynamic, compassionate, honest, and above all hopeful.
(281) 524-4637 View (281) 524-4637
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Dora Ann Cisneros
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Spring, TX 77388
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Dora Ann Cisneros earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Houston. She completed an internship at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehab Hospital. She enjoys working with adults and geriatric patients. Her special areas of therapeutic focus include issues related to anxiety and depression, coping with life transitions, chronic pain management, loss and grief, chronic illness, and disabilities. She evaluates the individual as a whole, recognizing the uniqueness of each individual and their life experiences.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Dora Ann Cisneros earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Houston. She completed an internship at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehab Hospital. She enjoys working with adults and geriatric patients. Her special areas of therapeutic focus include issues related to anxiety and depression, coping with life transitions, chronic pain management, loss and grief, chronic illness, and disabilities. She evaluates the individual as a whole, recognizing the uniqueness of each individual and their life experiences.
(832) 632-4250 View (832) 632-4250
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Life Coaching & Empowerment
MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Spring, TX 77388
As a licensed/certified Psychotherapist for over 20 years, and a Doctorate in Psychology level Professional Life Coach for over 10 years, I have counseled over 3,000 folks from all walks of life to help them discover permanent answers for life's greatest challenges and truly be set free from issues that hold them down. Life is simply not easy, and almost everyone has a complex story of pain, confusion, loss, regret, and/or disillusionment. If you are seriously looking for healing, direction, peace, or hope, you can start today.
As a licensed/certified Psychotherapist for over 20 years, and a Doctorate in Psychology level Professional Life Coach for over 10 years, I have counseled over 3,000 folks from all walks of life to help them discover permanent answers for life's greatest challenges and truly be set free from issues that hold them down. Life is simply not easy, and almost everyone has a complex story of pain, confusion, loss, regret, and/or disillusionment. If you are seriously looking for healing, direction, peace, or hope, you can start today.
(281) 628-2117 View (281) 628-2117
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Anne Haffner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Spring, TX 77388
My name is Anne Haffner. I am a life long Houstonian. I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Houston and a Master of Arts in Psychology from University of Houston Clear Lake. I am also available to provide LPC-A supervision to eligible candidates. I have been in the helping field for 30 years. As a Licensed Professional Counselor- Supervisor, I endorse listening, teaching and providing services to improve the quality of life for individuals, family, significant others and or natural support systems.
My name is Anne Haffner. I am a life long Houstonian. I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Houston and a Master of Arts in Psychology from University of Houston Clear Lake. I am also available to provide LPC-A supervision to eligible candidates. I have been in the helping field for 30 years. As a Licensed Professional Counselor- Supervisor, I endorse listening, teaching and providing services to improve the quality of life for individuals, family, significant others and or natural support systems.
(713) 597-3174 View (713) 597-3174
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Create Mental Health and Educational Center, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Spring, TX 77388
Everyone can benefit from connecting with someone who will intentionally hold space for us to explore, question, learn, heal, or grow. Mental healthcare can have different angles and facets. Sometimes we need professional support from a preventive and early intervention stand point (life transitions, increase resilience, processing experiences) and other times we may need it for treatment (diagnosis, moderate to severe symptoms, significant distress). Either way, it is best to be proactive about our overall health and wellness.
Everyone can benefit from connecting with someone who will intentionally hold space for us to explore, question, learn, heal, or grow. Mental healthcare can have different angles and facets. Sometimes we need professional support from a preventive and early intervention stand point (life transitions, increase resilience, processing experiences) and other times we may need it for treatment (diagnosis, moderate to severe symptoms, significant distress). Either way, it is best to be proactive about our overall health and wellness.
(832) 536-6725 View (832) 536-6725
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Jolanna J Montgomery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Spring, TX 77388  (Online Only)
I am honored to be considered as a support in your journey to the best version of yourself. I believe in providing a safe place for you as I provide an approach that involves life coach modalities utilizing the strengths perspective or even a solution focused aspect. I practice from a bio-psycho-social spiritual model. I believe that each person deserves respect, the opportunity to be heard and to have a voice regardless of background, culture, sexual orientation or economic status. Let's work together to discover what will bring the peace we all seek. I also offer Clinical Supervision for LMSWs.
I am honored to be considered as a support in your journey to the best version of yourself. I believe in providing a safe place for you as I provide an approach that involves life coach modalities utilizing the strengths perspective or even a solution focused aspect. I practice from a bio-psycho-social spiritual model. I believe that each person deserves respect, the opportunity to be heard and to have a voice regardless of background, culture, sexual orientation or economic status. Let's work together to discover what will bring the peace we all seek. I also offer Clinical Supervision for LMSWs.
(281) 688-4894 View (281) 688-4894
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Zee Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Spring, TX 77388  (Online Only)
Welcome! With over 8 years of experience, my goal is to provide intentional and quality therapeutic services. I am licensed and trained to work with individuals of all ages over a variety of concerns. With an open, non-judgmental, and evidence based approach, I believe that we can work together to create an ideal environment for your healing and growth. Together, through thoughtful collaboration, we can move through hard things!
Welcome! With over 8 years of experience, my goal is to provide intentional and quality therapeutic services. I am licensed and trained to work with individuals of all ages over a variety of concerns. With an open, non-judgmental, and evidence based approach, I believe that we can work together to create an ideal environment for your healing and growth. Together, through thoughtful collaboration, we can move through hard things!
(817) 646-8347 View (817) 646-8347
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Fergie Havemann
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Spring, TX 77388
Hello, and welcome. I'm an EMDR Certified therapist located in The Woodlands, TX. First off, you've made the first step! Seeking guidance can sometimes be overwhelming; I am here to assist you with tools and techniques. Your needs are important. How can I be of service to you in this time of your life? My clients look for guidance, but most of all they look for tools that equip them to make changes to their lifestyle, their thought patterns, their relationships. As an EMDR therapist, I hope to approach with specific techniques that address concerns and can prepare you to make positive changes to your life.
Hello, and welcome. I'm an EMDR Certified therapist located in The Woodlands, TX. First off, you've made the first step! Seeking guidance can sometimes be overwhelming; I am here to assist you with tools and techniques. Your needs are important. How can I be of service to you in this time of your life? My clients look for guidance, but most of all they look for tools that equip them to make changes to their lifestyle, their thought patterns, their relationships. As an EMDR therapist, I hope to approach with specific techniques that address concerns and can prepare you to make positive changes to your life.
(281) 978-2362 View (281) 978-2362
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Pamela P. Mcgee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CART
Verified Verified
Spring, TX 77388
Hello, I value your time and want to assist you with the issues that are holding you back from living a healthy and successful life. Relationships aren't perfect, jobs can be stressful, and problems come along that can be tough to handle. Having someone to listen to you is crucial. Understand that there is help and you can work to solve those problems with a therapist who respects you and wants to help you empower your self-esteem, image, and interactions.
Hello, I value your time and want to assist you with the issues that are holding you back from living a healthy and successful life. Relationships aren't perfect, jobs can be stressful, and problems come along that can be tough to handle. Having someone to listen to you is crucial. Understand that there is help and you can work to solve those problems with a therapist who respects you and wants to help you empower your self-esteem, image, and interactions.
(832) 706-4899 View (832) 706-4899
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Tasha Guerin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Spring, TX 77388
My mission is to empower individuals to take control of their destiny and function productively by providing them with the necessary skills to realize their dreams through counseling, education, social skills training, motivation, and participating in the treatment of abnormal behaviors. The goal is to complete that missing piece of the puzzle that creates a balanced and purposeful life.
My mission is to empower individuals to take control of their destiny and function productively by providing them with the necessary skills to realize their dreams through counseling, education, social skills training, motivation, and participating in the treatment of abnormal behaviors. The goal is to complete that missing piece of the puzzle that creates a balanced and purposeful life.
(832) 384-9258 View (832) 384-9258
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Kelly Cofield
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CFRC, ADC, EHCF, QSAP, CART
Verified Verified
Spring, TX 77388
As a Certified First Responder Counselor who is specially trained to understand the needs of these heroes, including the importance of confidentiality and trust. I provide mental health counseling for law enforcement and first responders. Including, university, schools, patrol deputies as well as correctional officers, Firefighters, EMT / Paramedic, Nurses, and there are many others who are also involved and respond to difficult situations in different ways.
As a Certified First Responder Counselor who is specially trained to understand the needs of these heroes, including the importance of confidentiality and trust. I provide mental health counseling for law enforcement and first responders. Including, university, schools, patrol deputies as well as correctional officers, Firefighters, EMT / Paramedic, Nurses, and there are many others who are also involved and respond to difficult situations in different ways.
(713) 804-8228 View (713) 804-8228
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Adam Bertoch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCDC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Spring, TX 77388
Treatment for ADULTS and TEENS struggling with some of the effects of TRAUMA like RELATIONSHIP DIFFICULTIES, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, ANGER MANAGEMENT, and ADDICTION. Ultimately, people come to me in pain or they bring someone to me in pain. Understanding that your pain, your reactions, and your responses to it make sense is a key to finding relief from suffering. If you or someone you love received something unexpected from their life experience and struggle with a "I don't even know where to start." or a "what now?", I am here for you.
Treatment for ADULTS and TEENS struggling with some of the effects of TRAUMA like RELATIONSHIP DIFFICULTIES, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, ANGER MANAGEMENT, and ADDICTION. Ultimately, people come to me in pain or they bring someone to me in pain. Understanding that your pain, your reactions, and your responses to it make sense is a key to finding relief from suffering. If you or someone you love received something unexpected from their life experience and struggle with a "I don't even know where to start." or a "what now?", I am here for you.
(832) 742-4949 View (832) 742-4949
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Leonard Bohanon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Spring, TX 77388
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
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Jerrilyn Hayes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Spring, TX 77388
Life, work, and personal family stress can prevent you from experiencing balance. I provide a safe and supportive environment for clients to share and discuss their concerns. I enjoy witnessing clients grow and experience their "aha" moments. My approach is strength-based, where she works with clients to navigate life's ups and downs. I specialize in trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief for individuals 12 years old and older. I recognize effective therapy requires a collaborative relationship between therapist and client. I collaboratively create a therapy plan to help persons meet their goals and to feel better.
Life, work, and personal family stress can prevent you from experiencing balance. I provide a safe and supportive environment for clients to share and discuss their concerns. I enjoy witnessing clients grow and experience their "aha" moments. My approach is strength-based, where she works with clients to navigate life's ups and downs. I specialize in trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief for individuals 12 years old and older. I recognize effective therapy requires a collaborative relationship between therapist and client. I collaboratively create a therapy plan to help persons meet their goals and to feel better.
(281) 503-1931 View (281) 503-1931
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Rhonda Septelka
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Spring, TX 77388
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and currently pursuing a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credential. I hold a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health with a specialization in Play Therapy from Sam Houston State University. I specialize in trauma treatment with children, adolescents, and adults, utilizing a variety of techniques and theoretical orientations, such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), child centered play therapy (CCPT), sand tray therapy, and a variety of evidenced based approaches.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and currently pursuing a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credential. I hold a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health with a specialization in Play Therapy from Sam Houston State University. I specialize in trauma treatment with children, adolescents, and adults, utilizing a variety of techniques and theoretical orientations, such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), child centered play therapy (CCPT), sand tray therapy, and a variety of evidenced based approaches.
(281) 612-5522 View (281) 612-5522
Photo of Laura Jean Bell, Marriage & Family Therapist in 77388, TX
Laura Jean Bell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Spring, TX 77388
Not accepting new clients
Are you and your partner struggling, feeling bewildered and disconnected? Perhaps you're hurting from the pain of infidelity, at an impasse, stuck in conflict or somehow feeling worlds apart, longing for more. Would you like to repair your marriage or improve your relationship? Help is available. There is a way to heal the pain, repair ruptures and transform a troubled relationship into the safe and passionate connection we all desire with our partner. I am a Couple Therapist. My practice is devoted to couple counseling, marriage and relationship therapy, helping couples connect, create secure functioning partnerships, heal and grow.
Are you and your partner struggling, feeling bewildered and disconnected? Perhaps you're hurting from the pain of infidelity, at an impasse, stuck in conflict or somehow feeling worlds apart, longing for more. Would you like to repair your marriage or improve your relationship? Help is available. There is a way to heal the pain, repair ruptures and transform a troubled relationship into the safe and passionate connection we all desire with our partner. I am a Couple Therapist. My practice is devoted to couple counseling, marriage and relationship therapy, helping couples connect, create secure functioning partnerships, heal and grow.
(281) 210-0080 View (281) 210-0080

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 77388

40+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in 77388 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
84% Self Esteem
78% Stress
76% Coping Skills
69% Relationship Issues
69% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
89% Aetna
86% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 77388 see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 77388?

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.