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Carla Badgett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, DMin, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Beaumont, TX 77706
Everyone goes through difficult times. We all have issues and there are moments that we can benefit by having a professional counselor listen and help us deal with anxiety, brokenness, confusion, depression, pain, grief, or problems in our relationships. Counseling can provide insights and guide us to discover new ways to cope, improve ourselves, find more enjoyment in life, increase self esteem, be healthier, build resilience, and communicate more effectively.
Everyone goes through difficult times. We all have issues and there are moments that we can benefit by having a professional counselor listen and help us deal with anxiety, brokenness, confusion, depression, pain, grief, or problems in our relationships. Counseling can provide insights and guide us to discover new ways to cope, improve ourselves, find more enjoyment in life, increase self esteem, be healthier, build resilience, and communicate more effectively.
(409) 999-3054 View (409) 999-3054
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Arthur W. Davis
Psychological Associate, MS, LPA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaumont, TX 77706
I'm a licensed psychological associate (LPA) who practices clinical psychology in Southeast Texas under the supervision of Dr. Melanie F. Webb, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist. My first priority is to provide hope. I use evidence-based treatments to provide explanations, teach life-long skills, discover solutions, and normalize what you’re going through. My goal is to ensure that you can progress toward your goals, using skills you already have, to live the life you want to live through a collaborative effort.
I'm a licensed psychological associate (LPA) who practices clinical psychology in Southeast Texas under the supervision of Dr. Melanie F. Webb, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist. My first priority is to provide hope. I use evidence-based treatments to provide explanations, teach life-long skills, discover solutions, and normalize what you’re going through. My goal is to ensure that you can progress toward your goals, using skills you already have, to live the life you want to live through a collaborative effort.
(409) 407-4923 View (409) 407-4923
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Sallie Wester
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beaumont, TX 77706
Not accepting new clients
Everyone needs hope, and I want to help you rebuild hope so you can better yourself, make the changes you desire, and overcome emotional wounds. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Everyone needs hope, and I want to help you rebuild hope so you can better yourself, make the changes you desire, and overcome emotional wounds. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(281) 502-8921 View (281) 502-8921
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NewPath Therapy & Wellness w/Psychiatry
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Beaumont, TX 77706
NOW OFFERING PSYCHIATRY SERVICES. MEDICATION APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE THE SAME WEEK! At NewPath we know that your journey in life matters! We believe in a collaborative and connected team approach to be the most important quality of our group because you get many brains working for you for the price of one! Our environment is super laid back and we are all down to earth and genuine. Our goal is to create a comfortable place for you to work on feeling better!
NOW OFFERING PSYCHIATRY SERVICES. MEDICATION APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE THE SAME WEEK! At NewPath we know that your journey in life matters! We believe in a collaborative and connected team approach to be the most important quality of our group because you get many brains working for you for the price of one! Our environment is super laid back and we are all down to earth and genuine. Our goal is to create a comfortable place for you to work on feeling better!
(409) 515-7287 View (409) 515-7287
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Lisa Paige LaSalle
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Beaumont, TX 77706
I would like to begin by saying thank you for taking the time to invest in yourself and review my profile. I am excited to begin your journey of growth and recovery in all areas of your life along with you. I am passionate about working with adolescents, teens, and adults who are hoping to overcome trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, addictions, self-harm, grief, mood disorders, and anyone who is struggling with domestic violence or abuse. I will work alongside of you from a client-centered approach to assist in identifying your individual needs and goals in a therapeutic setting. I now have two locations for in person sessions.
I would like to begin by saying thank you for taking the time to invest in yourself and review my profile. I am excited to begin your journey of growth and recovery in all areas of your life along with you. I am passionate about working with adolescents, teens, and adults who are hoping to overcome trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, addictions, self-harm, grief, mood disorders, and anyone who is struggling with domestic violence or abuse. I will work alongside of you from a client-centered approach to assist in identifying your individual needs and goals in a therapeutic setting. I now have two locations for in person sessions.
(409) 908-4226 View (409) 908-4226
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Christavia W James
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaumont, TX 77706
Everyone wants to be loved, but do you know that love starts from within? Have you experienced failed relationships with family members, friends, and spouses despite wanting love? I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas, practicing as a therapist with NewPath Therapy and Wellness. My education and professional background give me a unique and effective approach to counseling.
Everyone wants to be loved, but do you know that love starts from within? Have you experienced failed relationships with family members, friends, and spouses despite wanting love? I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas, practicing as a therapist with NewPath Therapy and Wellness. My education and professional background give me a unique and effective approach to counseling.
(409) 207-7321 View (409) 207-7321
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Jennifer Ramirez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaumont, TX 77706
In a world of work, career focus, stress, parenting, responsibilities, fast-paced daily lives, Generation X and Y are the backbone of society. Our generations take up more than 137 million people! We are caretakers of our Boomer parents and our Gen Z children. We make a difference in the world, it's time to make a difference in ourselves. Gen-Xers and Millennials are a breed of their own. We are known for resilience, independence and forward thinking.
In a world of work, career focus, stress, parenting, responsibilities, fast-paced daily lives, Generation X and Y are the backbone of society. Our generations take up more than 137 million people! We are caretakers of our Boomer parents and our Gen Z children. We make a difference in the world, it's time to make a difference in ourselves. Gen-Xers and Millennials are a breed of their own. We are known for resilience, independence and forward thinking.
(409) 207-9134 View (409) 207-9134
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Sandra K Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Beaumont, TX 77706  (Online Only)
With 30+ years of professional and clinical experience, I value compassion and respect for clients as fundamental tools in accomplishing meaningful changes. I enjoy working with adults, including those intentionally exploring more meaning in their lives. Work together is based on assessments, goals, and a plan of action developed through a shared process. I completed training as an EMDR therapist in 2015 and continue yearly training in EMDR to help clients address past and recent traumas. With 15 years as a mindfulness practitioner and five years teaching meditation, I also include mindfulness in psychotherapy.
With 30+ years of professional and clinical experience, I value compassion and respect for clients as fundamental tools in accomplishing meaningful changes. I enjoy working with adults, including those intentionally exploring more meaning in their lives. Work together is based on assessments, goals, and a plan of action developed through a shared process. I completed training as an EMDR therapist in 2015 and continue yearly training in EMDR to help clients address past and recent traumas. With 15 years as a mindfulness practitioner and five years teaching meditation, I also include mindfulness in psychotherapy.
(409) 213-6673 View (409) 213-6673
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Sarah Elizabeth Norville
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
Beaumont, TX 77706
I received my Master of Arts in Counseling with a concentration in marriage, couples, and family as well as a certification in play therapy from Sam Houston State University. I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Texas A&M University. I am Level 2 certified in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and am supervised by Marion Marold Vickerman LMFT-S.
I received my Master of Arts in Counseling with a concentration in marriage, couples, and family as well as a certification in play therapy from Sam Houston State University. I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Texas A&M University. I am Level 2 certified in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and am supervised by Marion Marold Vickerman LMFT-S.
(409) 572-6727 View (409) 572-6727
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Rick Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A, MA, CMHC, CACREP
Verified Verified
Beaumont, TX 77706
Are you willing to work in and out of a counseling session to better yourself and your relationships? Would you like to set goals to help assist you out of bad patterns and into new ones? Would you like to enhance your natural abilities while being transparent and open about your weaknesses? Do you need to work through marital struggles, anxiety, depression, trauma, a multitude of addictions, childhood abuse/developmental issues, or other mental health difficulties that are negatively impacting your life?
Are you willing to work in and out of a counseling session to better yourself and your relationships? Would you like to set goals to help assist you out of bad patterns and into new ones? Would you like to enhance your natural abilities while being transparent and open about your weaknesses? Do you need to work through marital struggles, anxiety, depression, trauma, a multitude of addictions, childhood abuse/developmental issues, or other mental health difficulties that are negatively impacting your life?
(409) 263-4113 View (409) 263-4113
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Autism Family Services of Beaumont, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, ACAS
Verified Verified
Beaumont, TX 77706
Our organization strives to operate with a God-centered belief, providing positive interactions, service to others, integrity, excellence and trustworthiness; teaching others to reach their highest potential, no matter their ability. We support individuals and families to address issues that happen at home - schedules, routines, anxiety or stress, supporting families in a clinic based environment to address maladaptive behaviors, collaborating with schools to help assess and provide individual interventions & working with individuals in a clinical setting that allows for cognitive restructuring techniques to be learned and applied.
Our organization strives to operate with a God-centered belief, providing positive interactions, service to others, integrity, excellence and trustworthiness; teaching others to reach their highest potential, no matter their ability. We support individuals and families to address issues that happen at home - schedules, routines, anxiety or stress, supporting families in a clinic based environment to address maladaptive behaviors, collaborating with schools to help assess and provide individual interventions & working with individuals in a clinical setting that allows for cognitive restructuring techniques to be learned and applied.
(409) 684-3092 View (409) 684-3092
Photo of Melanie Ayres, PhD, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Melanie Ayres
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaumont, TX 77706
Let's face it, life is stressful. Whether you are facing a crisis or a trauma, or simply trying to get by day to day, many stressors get in the way to derail our mental health. Often times life can become so overwhelming that it is difficult to do even the most simple tasks. And asking for help is not always easy. We tend to put ourselves last on the to-do list. But I believe that we cannot give to others if we have nothing to give. Self-care is not always a day at the spa, sometimes it is giving ourselves the gift of a healthy mental outlook - a way to focus on the positive and work through the difficult times.
Let's face it, life is stressful. Whether you are facing a crisis or a trauma, or simply trying to get by day to day, many stressors get in the way to derail our mental health. Often times life can become so overwhelming that it is difficult to do even the most simple tasks. And asking for help is not always easy. We tend to put ourselves last on the to-do list. But I believe that we cannot give to others if we have nothing to give. Self-care is not always a day at the spa, sometimes it is giving ourselves the gift of a healthy mental outlook - a way to focus on the positive and work through the difficult times.
(409) 219-6141 View (409) 219-6141
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The Rose Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Beaumont, TX 77706
Greetings and welcome. My name is Trina Rose Frazier and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor based on SETX ready to serve my community. I have over 10 years of experience in the field of psychology and counseling. My therapeutic approach is grounded in Cognitive Behavioral therapy but I use an eclectic approach. I am trained in trauma-related interventions as well. I am the proud owner of The Rose Center, PLLC located in Beaumont, TX. Life is like a rose, beautiful in all its glory, but every rose has it's thorns. I want to help you work through those thorns so that you can get back to smelling the roses. Again, welcome!
Greetings and welcome. My name is Trina Rose Frazier and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor based on SETX ready to serve my community. I have over 10 years of experience in the field of psychology and counseling. My therapeutic approach is grounded in Cognitive Behavioral therapy but I use an eclectic approach. I am trained in trauma-related interventions as well. I am the proud owner of The Rose Center, PLLC located in Beaumont, TX. Life is like a rose, beautiful in all its glory, but every rose has it's thorns. I want to help you work through those thorns so that you can get back to smelling the roses. Again, welcome!
(409) 403-5438 View (409) 403-5438
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Sonya Andrews Landry
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaumont, TX 77706
You’re becoming increasingly concerned about your teenager. They lose their temper, argue with you, become violent, and get very emotional. Unfortunately, this has caused problems for you, your family, your work, and others in your life. You’ve started to have feelings of shame and guilt after their emotional and angry outbursts. Home life has been more difficult for the whole family. You believe this is more than just ‘teenage adolescence.’ You’re afraid you’ve failed at raising your kid. “Is it my fault? Am I a bad parent?” you ask yourself.
You’re becoming increasingly concerned about your teenager. They lose their temper, argue with you, become violent, and get very emotional. Unfortunately, this has caused problems for you, your family, your work, and others in your life. You’ve started to have feelings of shame and guilt after their emotional and angry outbursts. Home life has been more difficult for the whole family. You believe this is more than just ‘teenage adolescence.’ You’re afraid you’ve failed at raising your kid. “Is it my fault? Am I a bad parent?” you ask yourself.
(409) 904-0157 View (409) 904-0157
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Lewis Grace & Peace Counseling Services PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaumont, TX 77706
You are a beautiful, bold, and courageous individual sometimes major traumatizing experiences, everyday struggles and stress become a roadblock in your ability to move forward on the journey to living out your best life. Here at Lewis Grace and Peace Counseling Services PLLC, we understand how important it is sometimes for counseling clients to utilize their expertise over their lives to overcome trauma, pain, grow, and develop their needs, wants, inner struggles, and family conflicts to win.
You are a beautiful, bold, and courageous individual sometimes major traumatizing experiences, everyday struggles and stress become a roadblock in your ability to move forward on the journey to living out your best life. Here at Lewis Grace and Peace Counseling Services PLLC, we understand how important it is sometimes for counseling clients to utilize their expertise over their lives to overcome trauma, pain, grow, and develop their needs, wants, inner struggles, and family conflicts to win.
(409) 402-8096 View (409) 402-8096
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Marilyn J Bean
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaumont, TX 77706
Through my counseling practice, I desire to empower others to achieve a balanced state of wellbeing, discover their self-worth, reach their fullest potential, and live joyfully. I provide a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental space for my client’s voice to be heard. Past trauma and current life transitions can be painful and difficult; however, I believe that each of us has the ability to heal and grow stronger. Counseling is a tool that helps us recognize harmful beliefs and behavior patterns, learn new skills with which to resolve problems, and facilitate lasting positive change in our lives.
Through my counseling practice, I desire to empower others to achieve a balanced state of wellbeing, discover their self-worth, reach their fullest potential, and live joyfully. I provide a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental space for my client’s voice to be heard. Past trauma and current life transitions can be painful and difficult; however, I believe that each of us has the ability to heal and grow stronger. Counseling is a tool that helps us recognize harmful beliefs and behavior patterns, learn new skills with which to resolve problems, and facilitate lasting positive change in our lives.
(409) 207-7390 View (409) 207-7390
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Sheila Marie Nelson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaumont, TX 77706  (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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Gregory Mark Adams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd CMH, MA CE
Verified Verified
Beaumont, TX 77706
Life can get messy, confusing, and depressing. Sometimes it happens at a moment’s notice, or often conflict occurs because choices are made that create turmoil over time. I would like to guide you to find clarity and peace on your journey toward a richer, fuller life. I desire to help people in a time of need. Staying true to this heart strategy, I became a licensed professional counselor in 2019. My goal is simple: I will work with you to promote a healthier mental and emotional state that leads to victory in your life.
Life can get messy, confusing, and depressing. Sometimes it happens at a moment’s notice, or often conflict occurs because choices are made that create turmoil over time. I would like to guide you to find clarity and peace on your journey toward a richer, fuller life. I desire to help people in a time of need. Staying true to this heart strategy, I became a licensed professional counselor in 2019. My goal is simple: I will work with you to promote a healthier mental and emotional state that leads to victory in your life.
(409) 403-5857 View (409) 403-5857
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Alan Wayne Apperson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S, LCCA
Verified Verified
Beaumont, TX 77706
The ideal client is one that is willing to work in session and practice out of session. I work best with clients that are willing to be honest and raw with me. I respect someone that can voice their truest thoughts/feelings/and behaviors because I will be equally direct with my identification of distortions in their thoughts and actions. The greatest acceptance of ourselves can only be achieved with an honest look inward. This honesty allows us see what strengths we desire to build and what needs we can reduce. With this direct, loving, and accepting approach, the counseling process can be maximized in its efficacy.
The ideal client is one that is willing to work in session and practice out of session. I work best with clients that are willing to be honest and raw with me. I respect someone that can voice their truest thoughts/feelings/and behaviors because I will be equally direct with my identification of distortions in their thoughts and actions. The greatest acceptance of ourselves can only be achieved with an honest look inward. This honesty allows us see what strengths we desire to build and what needs we can reduce. With this direct, loving, and accepting approach, the counseling process can be maximized in its efficacy.
(409) 515-8342 View (409) 515-8342
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Mark Thompson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, S
Verified Verified
Beaumont, TX 77706
I have been practicing counseling/psychotherapy for over 20 years and have been facilitating family, couple and individual therapy since 1998. I am experienced in inpatient, partial day treatment and outpatient treatment, working with adolescents, adults, couples and families. Using a multi therapuetic approach I am non-judgemental and easy to talk to. I enjoy working with family systems issues as I feel anything impacting one of our family members impacts us all. As a native of Southeast Texas I am familiar with resources and am happy to refer individuals as needed.
I have been practicing counseling/psychotherapy for over 20 years and have been facilitating family, couple and individual therapy since 1998. I am experienced in inpatient, partial day treatment and outpatient treatment, working with adolescents, adults, couples and families. Using a multi therapuetic approach I am non-judgemental and easy to talk to. I enjoy working with family systems issues as I feel anything impacting one of our family members impacts us all. As a native of Southeast Texas I am familiar with resources and am happy to refer individuals as needed.
(409) 440-3209 View (409) 440-3209

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 77706

40+

Average cost per session

$110

Therapists in 77706 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Coping Skills
86% Depression
80% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
66% Grief
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% BlueCross and BlueShield
90% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
76% Aetna

How Therapists in 77706 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 77706?

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.