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Steve Lackey
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, LCDC, CAMF
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaumont, TX 77701
As an Individual Psychology and Humanistic professional counselor, I believe you, the client, have the ability to choose how best to resolve your problems and make decisions with my assistance as facilitator. You are responsible for your behaviors, thoughts, and feelings and are the world's leading expert on yourself. I encourage you to develop greater self-awareness and mental health through life experiences, building increased confidence, self-esteem, independence, and capacity to effectively navigate the challenges of life. I believe your sense of self-awareness and ability to make healthy choices are key to developing self-direction and independence.
As an Individual Psychology and Humanistic professional counselor, I believe you, the client, have the ability to choose how best to resolve your problems and make decisions with my assistance as facilitator. You are responsible for your behaviors, thoughts, and feelings and are the world's leading expert on yourself. I encourage you to develop greater self-awareness and mental health through life experiences, building increased confidence, self-esteem, independence, and capacity to effectively navigate the challenges of life. I believe your sense of self-awareness and ability to make healthy choices are key to developing self-direction and independence.
(409) 420-1527 View (409) 420-1527
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Leslie Danielle Valentine
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Beaumont, TX 77701  (Online Only)
Will I ever be truly happy? Will I ever be understood? What is the point of it all? These are all questions we have asked ourselves during varying phases of our lives. Searching for the answers to these questions without anyone to speak to can be very isolating. Living a life without connections, clear purpose, or understanding can feel like you are merely surviving when you could be thriving. We as humans crave to be known by one another. When we lack a strong sense of self and courage of conviction, we can find ourselves overwhelmed by life’s challenges and unprepared when hardships arise.
Will I ever be truly happy? Will I ever be understood? What is the point of it all? These are all questions we have asked ourselves during varying phases of our lives. Searching for the answers to these questions without anyone to speak to can be very isolating. Living a life without connections, clear purpose, or understanding can feel like you are merely surviving when you could be thriving. We as humans crave to be known by one another. When we lack a strong sense of self and courage of conviction, we can find ourselves overwhelmed by life’s challenges and unprepared when hardships arise.
(409) 207-7327 View (409) 207-7327
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Beaumont, TX 77701  (Online Only)
We're here to help you reach your therapy goals at Lifebulb! We’ll connect you with the best possible therapist for your unique goals, someone who genuinely cares about helping you. We’re all about making therapy enjoyable for both therapists and clients. Whether you prefer in-person sessions at our locations or online through telehealth, we've got you covered. Our team consists of highly trained and licensed clinicians who are passionate about the therapy process. Let's work together to achieve your goals!
We're here to help you reach your therapy goals at Lifebulb! We’ll connect you with the best possible therapist for your unique goals, someone who genuinely cares about helping you. We’re all about making therapy enjoyable for both therapists and clients. Whether you prefer in-person sessions at our locations or online through telehealth, we've got you covered. Our team consists of highly trained and licensed clinicians who are passionate about the therapy process. Let's work together to achieve your goals!
(409) 245-7171 View (409) 245-7171
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Kara Ann Dansby
LPC-Associate, MEd, LPC-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beaumont, TX 77701
My clients can expect to be treated with dignity and respect at all times. I conducted my year-long internship in a local behavioral hospital, where I gained experience working with clients of all ages and presenting concerns. I believe that being a well rounded therapist assists me in helping my clients reach their goals. (Supervised By Monica Simpson Lpc-S)
My clients can expect to be treated with dignity and respect at all times. I conducted my year-long internship in a local behavioral hospital, where I gained experience working with clients of all ages and presenting concerns. I believe that being a well rounded therapist assists me in helping my clients reach their goals. (Supervised By Monica Simpson Lpc-S)
(409) 719-1621 View (409) 719-1621
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Dr. Ed Muldrow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Beaumont, TX 77701  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm Dr Ed-PhD, Diplomate in Clinical Social Work from the University of Houston. In today's multicultural society, I provide a safe space for individuals to explore their values and strengths and feeling supported. With a national 4.6 rating and over 60+ positive reviews on HealthGrades, United, Aetna, and Cigna, I've earned the trust and appreciation of each person I've been honored to work with. My therapeutic focus extends to Adults, Teens, Seniors and Families-including the adult male voice in relationships. I work primarily with most insurance plans, including Medicare Health plans. Office/Cell-832-233-2791. Welcome!
Welcome! I'm Dr Ed-PhD, Diplomate in Clinical Social Work from the University of Houston. In today's multicultural society, I provide a safe space for individuals to explore their values and strengths and feeling supported. With a national 4.6 rating and over 60+ positive reviews on HealthGrades, United, Aetna, and Cigna, I've earned the trust and appreciation of each person I've been honored to work with. My therapeutic focus extends to Adults, Teens, Seniors and Families-including the adult male voice in relationships. I work primarily with most insurance plans, including Medicare Health plans. Office/Cell-832-233-2791. Welcome!
(832) 233-2791 View (832) 233-2791
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Sheila Marie Nelson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaumont, TX 77701  (Online Only)
Taking the first step to seek counseling takes courage. For some, it can be scary, intimidating and uncomfortable. My goal is to help make it one of the best decisions of your life. Because therapy is not a "one size fits all" approach, I integrate various treatment models and tailor them to an individual's needs.
Taking the first step to seek counseling takes courage. For some, it can be scary, intimidating and uncomfortable. My goal is to help make it one of the best decisions of your life. Because therapy is not a "one size fits all" approach, I integrate various treatment models and tailor them to an individual's needs.
(409) 572-6723 View (409) 572-6723
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Shy Seaman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaumont, TX 77701
Negative events have affected each and every one of us at some point. I am committed to digging deep with you in therapy. Are you ready to: cleanse wounds so they can heal? -empower yourself? -learn to cope? -strengthen relationships? Without judgement, I will work with you in the trenches no matter the depths. The counseling relationship is unique because it is non-judgmental and confidential in a safe, supportive environment. Together, we construct your goals. I am challenging and direct in our sessions, resulting in you challenging and understanding yourself while obtaining your goals.
Negative events have affected each and every one of us at some point. I am committed to digging deep with you in therapy. Are you ready to: cleanse wounds so they can heal? -empower yourself? -learn to cope? -strengthen relationships? Without judgement, I will work with you in the trenches no matter the depths. The counseling relationship is unique because it is non-judgmental and confidential in a safe, supportive environment. Together, we construct your goals. I am challenging and direct in our sessions, resulting in you challenging and understanding yourself while obtaining your goals.
(409) 204-0063 View (409) 204-0063
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Trudie Lynn Partain
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Beaumont, TX 77701
I believe counseling recognizes an individual's strengths, growth, and self-direction. I believe the solutions are already inside you. My job is to help you see them, figure out what to do about them, then help you change. You and I will work together to create a relationship where you feel safe, so you can grow and build on your strengths. My goal is to help you strengthen the balance between your social, emotional, physical, spiritual, and mental aspects of life. My approach is humanistic.
I believe counseling recognizes an individual's strengths, growth, and self-direction. I believe the solutions are already inside you. My job is to help you see them, figure out what to do about them, then help you change. You and I will work together to create a relationship where you feel safe, so you can grow and build on your strengths. My goal is to help you strengthen the balance between your social, emotional, physical, spiritual, and mental aspects of life. My approach is humanistic.
(409) 527-3100 View (409) 527-3100
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Brandon M. Roberts
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Beaumont, TX 77701
Hello! My name is Brandon. I'm glad you're considering seeking help for whatever you're going through in life right now. I work with clients from diverse backgrounds, working through all sorts of things ranging from depression and anxiety to trauma and grief. I am a Christian, a husband, a father, a classically trained psychotherapist, and a combat veteran, and I believe all these parts of my identity work together to produce who I am as a counselor. All clients seeking help are important to me, but I get a special sense of fulfillment in working with military veterans and first responders.
Hello! My name is Brandon. I'm glad you're considering seeking help for whatever you're going through in life right now. I work with clients from diverse backgrounds, working through all sorts of things ranging from depression and anxiety to trauma and grief. I am a Christian, a husband, a father, a classically trained psychotherapist, and a combat veteran, and I believe all these parts of my identity work together to produce who I am as a counselor. All clients seeking help are important to me, but I get a special sense of fulfillment in working with military veterans and first responders.
(409) 230-0986 View (409) 230-0986
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Toshiba Cagle
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Beaumont, TX 77701  (Online Only)
Wanting a Safe and Non-judgmental space to freely express your thoughts and emotions? I am here to help you through active listening, understanding, and support. I can provide guidance through practical strategies to help you with navigating challenges and improving overall mental well-being. Through the counseling journey, we work collaboratively towards gaining insight into your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors by developing healthier coping mechanisms to achieve personal growth and enhance relationships. I support clients with evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused Brief Therapies.
Wanting a Safe and Non-judgmental space to freely express your thoughts and emotions? I am here to help you through active listening, understanding, and support. I can provide guidance through practical strategies to help you with navigating challenges and improving overall mental well-being. Through the counseling journey, we work collaboratively towards gaining insight into your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors by developing healthier coping mechanisms to achieve personal growth and enhance relationships. I support clients with evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused Brief Therapies.
(346) 449-4583 View (346) 449-4583
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James Jude Richardelle
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, NCC
Verified Verified
Beaumont, TX 77701
Planning your treatment is the first step to success. We will plan your treatment together. I may be an expert in the mental health field, however I'm not an expert in your life. Only you are the expert in your life, and working together we can achieve goals.
Planning your treatment is the first step to success. We will plan your treatment together. I may be an expert in the mental health field, however I'm not an expert in your life. Only you are the expert in your life, and working together we can achieve goals.
(409) 207-9497 View (409) 207-9497
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Vasavi Kanneganti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Beaumont, TX 77701  (Online Only)
Whether or not this is your first time working with a therapist - I'm so glad you're here. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, and elderly clients. My professional experience has primarily included treating clients struggling with Depression, ADHD, Anxiety, Trauma, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Suicidal Ideation, Family/Relationship Issues, and Self-Esteem Issues.
Whether or not this is your first time working with a therapist - I'm so glad you're here. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, and elderly clients. My professional experience has primarily included treating clients struggling with Depression, ADHD, Anxiety, Trauma, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Suicidal Ideation, Family/Relationship Issues, and Self-Esteem Issues.
(832) 915-3678 View (832) 915-3678
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Deanna Campbell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Beaumont, TX 77701  (Online Only)
Deanna Campbell is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 3 years of experience working in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping adults process major life changes and unresolved trauma to live a more fulfilled life. Deanna specializes in depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, anger, and learning effective communication strategies. Deanna has experience working with all adults, many over age fifty who are transitioning into a new phase of life. Deanna completed her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.
Deanna Campbell is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 3 years of experience working in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping adults process major life changes and unresolved trauma to live a more fulfilled life. Deanna specializes in depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, anger, and learning effective communication strategies. Deanna has experience working with all adults, many over age fifty who are transitioning into a new phase of life. Deanna completed her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.
(409) 746-5077 View (409) 746-5077
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Drew Lynch
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MEd, LPC-A, LPC
Verified Verified
Beaumont, TX 77701
Everyone needs a Counselor. We all have times where a trusted ally makes all the difference in the struggle we're facing. At Hope Redeemed Counseling we want to be that ally for you. We believe Hope is powerful! We will work together to establish what those goals look like and then proactively work to help you reach them. We work on connecting you with your self and learning the skills to overcome emotional challenges. Your well-being is what's important to us and we will strive to ensure your counseling journey is a success!
Everyone needs a Counselor. We all have times where a trusted ally makes all the difference in the struggle we're facing. At Hope Redeemed Counseling we want to be that ally for you. We believe Hope is powerful! We will work together to establish what those goals look like and then proactively work to help you reach them. We work on connecting you with your self and learning the skills to overcome emotional challenges. Your well-being is what's important to us and we will strive to ensure your counseling journey is a success!
(409) 204-5374 View (409) 204-5374
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Marilyn Mooney
LPC Associate, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaumont, TX 77701
Are you struggling and feel stuck? Do you feel so overwhelmed you don't know where to start? I can help you get unstuck and find the tools to build the life that you want.
Are you struggling and feel stuck? Do you feel so overwhelmed you don't know where to start? I can help you get unstuck and find the tools to build the life that you want.
(281) 462-5801 View (281) 462-5801
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Gulf Coast Neuropsychology, PLLC
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP/CN
Verified Verified
Beaumont, TX 77701
Welcome to my practice. I specialize in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological, neurodevelopmental, and neuropsychiatric/behavioral disorders effecting late adolescents and adults. Comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations are aimed at identifying patterns of cognitive strengths and weaknesses across multiple domains that help localize organic brain dysfunction, assist with differential diagnosis, and guide treatment recommendations. Cognitive rehabilitation and psychological interventions are offered. Services provided in Southeast (Houston) Texas.
Welcome to my practice. I specialize in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological, neurodevelopmental, and neuropsychiatric/behavioral disorders effecting late adolescents and adults. Comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations are aimed at identifying patterns of cognitive strengths and weaknesses across multiple domains that help localize organic brain dysfunction, assist with differential diagnosis, and guide treatment recommendations. Cognitive rehabilitation and psychological interventions are offered. Services provided in Southeast (Houston) Texas.
(409) 404-0254 View (409) 404-0254
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Elizabeth Thottukandathil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
Beaumont, TX 77701  (Online Only)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 7+ years experience on inpatient psychiatry and in outpatient MH within hospital setting. Over the years, I've served countless individuals struggling with varying mental health symptoms. Each and every one of us has struggled through pain, trials, and tribulations and yet we are not always taught how to process and work through these experiences. Therapy allows you the space to learn these fundamental tools to help navigate the ups and downs in ways conducive to building a healthy, quality life. Take the leap of faith to jumpstart that future and remember therapy does not have to last forever.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 7+ years experience on inpatient psychiatry and in outpatient MH within hospital setting. Over the years, I've served countless individuals struggling with varying mental health symptoms. Each and every one of us has struggled through pain, trials, and tribulations and yet we are not always taught how to process and work through these experiences. Therapy allows you the space to learn these fundamental tools to help navigate the ups and downs in ways conducive to building a healthy, quality life. Take the leap of faith to jumpstart that future and remember therapy does not have to last forever.
(346) 483-2469 View (346) 483-2469
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Jocelyn Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Beaumont, TX 77701  (Online Only)
Dr. Jocelyn Jones is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has over 16 years of experience working in the mental health, behavioral health, and substance abuse fields. Dr. Jones works with the adult and geriatric community and loves to share words of wisdom with individuals to find clarity and ways to cope and overcome life stressors. Her counseling specialties include anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, spirituality, bereavement; grief, loss, alcohol, and drug abuse, and much more. Dr. Jones has a Doctoral degree in Professional Counseling with a concentration in trauma, grief, and loss, in addition to holding two Master's.
Dr. Jocelyn Jones is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has over 16 years of experience working in the mental health, behavioral health, and substance abuse fields. Dr. Jones works with the adult and geriatric community and loves to share words of wisdom with individuals to find clarity and ways to cope and overcome life stressors. Her counseling specialties include anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, spirituality, bereavement; grief, loss, alcohol, and drug abuse, and much more. Dr. Jones has a Doctoral degree in Professional Counseling with a concentration in trauma, grief, and loss, in addition to holding two Master's.
(409) 220-6091 View (409) 220-6091
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LaShay Dupree Serenity Behavior Health Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Beaumont, TX 77701
Are you seeking a therapist who is present, responsive and accessible? I am her. She is me. I pride myself on being accessible to my clients and their needs. My goal is to exceed your expectations as a therapist and ensure you are not alone on this journey we call life. Are you tired of toxic relationships? Are you a senior living alone or confined to your home? Are you a teen mom scared of what the future may hold for you and your baby? Or are you just simply tired of being present for everyone else and unable to find anyone to be there for YOU? Want to quiet the storm and experience peace and serenity?
Are you seeking a therapist who is present, responsive and accessible? I am her. She is me. I pride myself on being accessible to my clients and their needs. My goal is to exceed your expectations as a therapist and ensure you are not alone on this journey we call life. Are you tired of toxic relationships? Are you a senior living alone or confined to your home? Are you a teen mom scared of what the future may hold for you and your baby? Or are you just simply tired of being present for everyone else and unable to find anyone to be there for YOU? Want to quiet the storm and experience peace and serenity?
(281) 519-3157 View (281) 519-3157
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DeAnn Wills
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beaumont, TX 77701
We have many experiences that have led us to this place today. I would like you to know that we are all recovering in many ways. I am here to support you, to help you gain insight into the thoughts and feelings that continue to hold you back! There is a solution! My hope is to guide you in gaining a fresh perspective, by providing insight into what is going on inside of you! It is truly an inside job! We can work on the outside all day long, but if we have unresolved issues, constant sadness, hurt feelings, anxiety, fear of everything, and untreated trauma, then nothing on the outside can work! Just call or email me for a session!
We have many experiences that have led us to this place today. I would like you to know that we are all recovering in many ways. I am here to support you, to help you gain insight into the thoughts and feelings that continue to hold you back! There is a solution! My hope is to guide you in gaining a fresh perspective, by providing insight into what is going on inside of you! It is truly an inside job! We can work on the outside all day long, but if we have unresolved issues, constant sadness, hurt feelings, anxiety, fear of everything, and untreated trauma, then nothing on the outside can work! Just call or email me for a session!
(409) 746-5083 View (409) 746-5083

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 77701

20+

Average cost per session

$100

Therapists in 77701 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
70% Coping Skills
65% Grief
65% Trauma and PTSD
65% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
88% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
82% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 77701 see their clients

53% In Person and Online
47% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
30% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 77701?

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.