Therapists in 78730

Photo of Ben Schultz, Marriage & Family Therapist in 78730, TX
Ben Schultz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78730
Lack of Motivation, Addiction, & Relationship Issues - The 3 most common presenting problems in my practice today. Whether you’re dealing with any combination of the 3, or something else entirely, actualizing your potential is the way forward. I don't believe rehashing past experiences to no end is helpful. While talking about past experiences may be an important part of our work, growth manifests through present integration. Being as honest and direct as possible is the best way to demonstrate how I'm not here to waste your time. If we share this value, my style of therapy may be right for you.
Lack of Motivation, Addiction, & Relationship Issues - The 3 most common presenting problems in my practice today. Whether you’re dealing with any combination of the 3, or something else entirely, actualizing your potential is the way forward. I don't believe rehashing past experiences to no end is helpful. While talking about past experiences may be an important part of our work, growth manifests through present integration. Being as honest and direct as possible is the best way to demonstrate how I'm not here to waste your time. If we share this value, my style of therapy may be right for you.
(408) 599-2464 View (408) 599-2464
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Coral Gutierrez
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Austin, TX 78730  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Coral! I am a holistic healer that incorporates both tradition and non-traditional techniques to help treat the individual as a whole. My approach integrates spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional forms of well-being. My goal is to help individuals develop a deeper understanding of themselves on all these levels. I want to help you think bigger than your problems and help you heal the past so that you can break the patterns that are holding you back from your next level. I enjoy working with individuals, including teens and young adults, and I also work with couples and families who want to improve their communication.
Hi, I'm Coral! I am a holistic healer that incorporates both tradition and non-traditional techniques to help treat the individual as a whole. My approach integrates spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional forms of well-being. My goal is to help individuals develop a deeper understanding of themselves on all these levels. I want to help you think bigger than your problems and help you heal the past so that you can break the patterns that are holding you back from your next level. I enjoy working with individuals, including teens and young adults, and I also work with couples and families who want to improve their communication.
(512) 355-7951 View (512) 355-7951
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Kristien Hollingsworth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Austin, TX 78730  (Online Only)
Do you feel like depression and anxiety are only getting harder to cope with as you get older? Do you feel stressed, overwhelmed, fatigued, and irritable on a regular basis? Do you keep yourself busy and distracted during the day only to feel the most anxiety, racing thoughts, and panic at night when you lie down? If so, I am here to help! I offer a variety of tools including self regulation, meditation, mindfulness, CBT, belief systems analysis, strengths-based and solution focused approaches. Over 18 years of experience. I am licensed to practice in 5 states. Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas. WEEKEND availability!
Do you feel like depression and anxiety are only getting harder to cope with as you get older? Do you feel stressed, overwhelmed, fatigued, and irritable on a regular basis? Do you keep yourself busy and distracted during the day only to feel the most anxiety, racing thoughts, and panic at night when you lie down? If so, I am here to help! I offer a variety of tools including self regulation, meditation, mindfulness, CBT, belief systems analysis, strengths-based and solution focused approaches. Over 18 years of experience. I am licensed to practice in 5 states. Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas. WEEKEND availability!
(512) 861-6979 View (512) 861-6979
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Ellie Mandavi Berenji
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, EMDR
Verified
Austin, TX 78730  (Online Only)
Do you feel controlled by your emotions, stuck in thoughts about the past, and overwhelmed by the future? Do you constantly feel like a failure because you couldn't meet the goals that you sat for yourself? Life doesn't have to stay this way. Together, I will help you identify, process and heal from your past trauma by acknowledging and healing your inner child self using EMDR and hypnotherapy. In this process, you are behind the wheel and I am in the passenger seat, helping you navigate through your journey.
Do you feel controlled by your emotions, stuck in thoughts about the past, and overwhelmed by the future? Do you constantly feel like a failure because you couldn't meet the goals that you sat for yourself? Life doesn't have to stay this way. Together, I will help you identify, process and heal from your past trauma by acknowledging and healing your inner child self using EMDR and hypnotherapy. In this process, you are behind the wheel and I am in the passenger seat, helping you navigate through your journey.
(512) 856-1044 View (512) 856-1044
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Kimberly Nelson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, BC-TMH, RYT
Verified
Austin, TX 78730
We all face challenges in life and seeking professional help to address those difficult challenges is a commitment to your health and wellness. Our work together will build on your strengths while we address your concerns together. I believe mental and physical health is a balance of mind, body and spirit and I incorporate that belief into my practice with my clients. Regardless of your presenting concerns, I will strive to provide a safe, respectful, nurturing environment to help you examine and challenge your concerns.
We all face challenges in life and seeking professional help to address those difficult challenges is a commitment to your health and wellness. Our work together will build on your strengths while we address your concerns together. I believe mental and physical health is a balance of mind, body and spirit and I incorporate that belief into my practice with my clients. Regardless of your presenting concerns, I will strive to provide a safe, respectful, nurturing environment to help you examine and challenge your concerns.
(512) 364-0245 View (512) 364-0245
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Dr. Kimberly Nelson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, BC-TMHC
Verified
Austin, TX 78730  (Online Only)
We all face challenges in life and seeking professional help to address those difficult challenges is a commitment to your health and wellness. Our work together will build on your strengths while we address your concerns together. I believe mental and physical health is a balance of mind, body and spirit and I incorporate that belief into my practice with my clients. Regardless of your presenting concerns, I will strive to provide a safe, respectful, nurturing environment to help you examine and challenge your concerns. We will work collaboratively to find answers to your questions, deepen your self-awareness, and improve your wel
We all face challenges in life and seeking professional help to address those difficult challenges is a commitment to your health and wellness. Our work together will build on your strengths while we address your concerns together. I believe mental and physical health is a balance of mind, body and spirit and I incorporate that belief into my practice with my clients. Regardless of your presenting concerns, I will strive to provide a safe, respectful, nurturing environment to help you examine and challenge your concerns. We will work collaboratively to find answers to your questions, deepen your self-awareness, and improve your wel
(512) 675-7158 View (512) 675-7158
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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Marriages/Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW, Life, Coach
Austin, TX 78730
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(512) 881-7803 View (512) 881-7803
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Erik Maye
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
8 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78730
Let's face it - maybe you’ve attempted to fix your problems on your own, but just can’t. You’re still trying to figure what to do and need some help, so you chose to seek out support. I specialize in working with men and recognize that being a man in our society presents a unique set of challenges and issues. Common issues I work with clients on include relationship/intimacy struggles, depression, anxiety, shame, anger/rage, sexual issues, feelings of numbness and addiction. I can assure you a level of comfort and understanding as well as specialized training when dealing with these issues.
Let's face it - maybe you’ve attempted to fix your problems on your own, but just can’t. You’re still trying to figure what to do and need some help, so you chose to seek out support. I specialize in working with men and recognize that being a man in our society presents a unique set of challenges and issues. Common issues I work with clients on include relationship/intimacy struggles, depression, anxiety, shame, anger/rage, sexual issues, feelings of numbness and addiction. I can assure you a level of comfort and understanding as well as specialized training when dealing with these issues.
(512) 309-7087 View (512) 309-7087
Photo of Claudia Torresmutt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 78730, TX
Claudia Torresmutt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CCM
Verified
Austin, TX 78730
Take this as your sign. You deserve to have the life you desire as opposed to carrying the weight of unescapable emotions and stress. I want nothing more than to offer others a safe, confidential, and non-biased place to explore any concerns and feelings without judgement. Getting connected with your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors can lead you to a better understanding of yourself and build the foundation to work towards overcoming any obstacle in your path. My therapy approach is client-centered and I will meet you wherever you are spiritually, mentally, and emotionally.
Take this as your sign. You deserve to have the life you desire as opposed to carrying the weight of unescapable emotions and stress. I want nothing more than to offer others a safe, confidential, and non-biased place to explore any concerns and feelings without judgement. Getting connected with your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors can lead you to a better understanding of yourself and build the foundation to work towards overcoming any obstacle in your path. My therapy approach is client-centered and I will meet you wherever you are spiritually, mentally, and emotionally.
(512) 890-0714 View (512) 890-0714
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Monica Gutierrez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Austin, TX 78730  (Online Only)
Monica's clinical focus primarily concerns depression, women’s mental health, anxiety, panic disorder, and trauma. She has extensive experience and training in working with college students, young adults, and clients dealing with life transitions, processing trauma and abuse, interpersonal difficulties, stress, self-esteem, and relationship distress.
Monica's clinical focus primarily concerns depression, women’s mental health, anxiety, panic disorder, and trauma. She has extensive experience and training in working with college students, young adults, and clients dealing with life transitions, processing trauma and abuse, interpersonal difficulties, stress, self-esteem, and relationship distress.
(512) 359-3084 View (512) 359-3084
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Christopher Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
10 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78730
I provide psychotherapy for individual adults (18+). Using a combination of psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and Rogerian (person-centered) therapy, I will tailor our work to best fit your needs and help you achieve your goals. Through thoughtful self-reflection, we will unearth long-standing behavioral patterns and/or negative perceptions of yourself and others that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
I provide psychotherapy for individual adults (18+). Using a combination of psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and Rogerian (person-centered) therapy, I will tailor our work to best fit your needs and help you achieve your goals. Through thoughtful self-reflection, we will unearth long-standing behavioral patterns and/or negative perceptions of yourself and others that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(504) 229-3959 View (504) 229-3959
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Brandy Goins
Licensed Professional Counselor, Phd,ABD, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78730  (Online Only)
Here come those feelings of frustration and anger, coupled with no one understanding your challenges, or saying the wrong thing to you without thinking of the impact. Dealing with chronic illness and pain is a consistent struggle. Sometimes getting through a day to just support a decent lifestyle is excruciating. The isolation is troubling because a social life feels so out of reach Top that off with a relationship and a healthy sex life seems impossible at the moment. Everyday feels like a marathon of how much can be done while feeling a consistent exhaustion that never goes away. Waking up feeling refreshed seems like a fantasy.
Here come those feelings of frustration and anger, coupled with no one understanding your challenges, or saying the wrong thing to you without thinking of the impact. Dealing with chronic illness and pain is a consistent struggle. Sometimes getting through a day to just support a decent lifestyle is excruciating. The isolation is troubling because a social life feels so out of reach Top that off with a relationship and a healthy sex life seems impossible at the moment. Everyday feels like a marathon of how much can be done while feeling a consistent exhaustion that never goes away. Waking up feeling refreshed seems like a fantasy.
(248) 965-0474 View (248) 965-0474
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Robert K. Carrubba
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78730
Throughout my three-decade career as a licensed psychologist, my primary focus has always been my patients health and personal development. Specializing in conditions like ADHD, anxiety, and depression, I help adolescents, adults, and families navigate these often challenge diagnoses. I utilize evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), to facilitate your improved mental health.
Throughout my three-decade career as a licensed psychologist, my primary focus has always been my patients health and personal development. Specializing in conditions like ADHD, anxiety, and depression, I help adolescents, adults, and families navigate these often challenge diagnoses. I utilize evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), to facilitate your improved mental health.
(512) 601-4322 View (512) 601-4322
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Stephanie M Arsenault
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified
3 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78730
Waitlist for new clients
If you are reading my profile, then you are probably looking for someone to help you with the problems that you and your family are facing. Perhaps your child is struggling with social anxiety, is depressed, acting out aggressively, having difficulties accepting a divorce, experiencing stress from school and extracurricular activities, or they just want someone to talk things through with. My practice focuses on helping youth learn how to cope with the stressors life brings them and to reach their potential.
If you are reading my profile, then you are probably looking for someone to help you with the problems that you and your family are facing. Perhaps your child is struggling with social anxiety, is depressed, acting out aggressively, having difficulties accepting a divorce, experiencing stress from school and extracurricular activities, or they just want someone to talk things through with. My practice focuses on helping youth learn how to cope with the stressors life brings them and to reach their potential.
(512) 601-4798 View (512) 601-4798
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Lauren Masciarelli
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Verified
3 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78730
I am dedicated to providing quality mental health care to every client that I serve. Because I believe that each person's experience of the world is truly unique, my approach to therapy is collaborative and integrative to aid clients in reaching their goals for healing and personal growth. I enjoy working with clients of ages 10 and up with a wide range of presenting concerns, but hold a special interest in working with adolescents and young adults experiencing difficulty navigating aspects of daily life including relationships with others, academic/work stress, personal identity, and difficulty managing emotions.
I am dedicated to providing quality mental health care to every client that I serve. Because I believe that each person's experience of the world is truly unique, my approach to therapy is collaborative and integrative to aid clients in reaching their goals for healing and personal growth. I enjoy working with clients of ages 10 and up with a wide range of presenting concerns, but hold a special interest in working with adolescents and young adults experiencing difficulty navigating aspects of daily life including relationships with others, academic/work stress, personal identity, and difficulty managing emotions.
(512) 270-2238 View (512) 270-2238
Photo of Roberta Cohen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 78730, TX
Roberta Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78730
Complicated grief reactions, marital and family conflict, and managing major life challenges and change are the main issues I address in psychotherapy. Besides providing traditional office-based therapy, a special program combining office and remote sessions is available, to fit the schedules of Austin's frequent business travelers. An assessment is required before combination office/remote services can be offered, to insure the appropriateness of this offering for you. Please visit my website at http://psychotherapyonboard.com
Complicated grief reactions, marital and family conflict, and managing major life challenges and change are the main issues I address in psychotherapy. Besides providing traditional office-based therapy, a special program combining office and remote sessions is available, to fit the schedules of Austin's frequent business travelers. An assessment is required before combination office/remote services can be offered, to insure the appropriateness of this offering for you. Please visit my website at http://psychotherapyonboard.com
(512) 551-0334 View (512) 551-0334
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Amy A Hays
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78730
I love helping people find their way, whether through traumatic experiences from the past or through current life stressors. For adolescents and adults who have experienced emotional trauma, I utilize trauma-focused approaches, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). There are a variety of approaches to therapy and together, we will explore which would be most beneficial to you as the client. I find that most people really enjoy the therapeutic experience and come out of it more self-assured and confident.
I love helping people find their way, whether through traumatic experiences from the past or through current life stressors. For adolescents and adults who have experienced emotional trauma, I utilize trauma-focused approaches, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). There are a variety of approaches to therapy and together, we will explore which would be most beneficial to you as the client. I find that most people really enjoy the therapeutic experience and come out of it more self-assured and confident.
(512) 861-6184 View (512) 861-6184
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Ali Houshmand
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPC
Verified
Austin, TX 78730
Seeking support after the death of a loved one, or preparing for the death of a loved one, can be overwhelming. The focus of my work is to support individuals, families, couples, and children/teenagers when they are dealing with the challenges of loss due to an illness or other issues related to loss. I strive to help my clients cope with the difficult prospects of loss such as death, suicide, divorce, marital discord, terminal illness, chronic illness, job loss, and the challenges it brings to the client, and their family.
Seeking support after the death of a loved one, or preparing for the death of a loved one, can be overwhelming. The focus of my work is to support individuals, families, couples, and children/teenagers when they are dealing with the challenges of loss due to an illness or other issues related to loss. I strive to help my clients cope with the difficult prospects of loss such as death, suicide, divorce, marital discord, terminal illness, chronic illness, job loss, and the challenges it brings to the client, and their family.
(512) 764-1045 View (512) 764-1045
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Steven C Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Austin, TX 78730
Is your child intense? Is your child highly emotional, willful, and gifted? Do you need some new ideas to connect with your child? Within each of us lies greatness: within your child, within you as a person, and as a parent. I can help you and your child access that greatness and nurture it. I work well with intense children who are struggling with behavioral and attention issues. I provide a safe and caring environment, often taking the therapy session outdoors for experiential activities.
Is your child intense? Is your child highly emotional, willful, and gifted? Do you need some new ideas to connect with your child? Within each of us lies greatness: within your child, within you as a person, and as a parent. I can help you and your child access that greatness and nurture it. I work well with intense children who are struggling with behavioral and attention issues. I provide a safe and caring environment, often taking the therapy session outdoors for experiential activities.
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David Clemons
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
7 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78730
Waitlist for new clients
Simply put, my practice centers on helping individuals, couples, and families solve problems. My approach in therapy is to ally with motivations for change. I find that symptoms such as depression, anxiety, conflict in relationships, and other problems often relate to significant life transitions and events. Clients utilize therapy to further self-awarenes and my role is largely to assist in their process. This, at times, involves the acceptance of difficult and painful emotions about past experiences; however, the emphasis of any process is relief and freedom from patterns which have often become more painful than the emotions underlying them.
Simply put, my practice centers on helping individuals, couples, and families solve problems. My approach in therapy is to ally with motivations for change. I find that symptoms such as depression, anxiety, conflict in relationships, and other problems often relate to significant life transitions and events. Clients utilize therapy to further self-awarenes and my role is largely to assist in their process. This, at times, involves the acceptance of difficult and painful emotions about past experiences; however, the emphasis of any process is relief and freedom from patterns which have often become more painful than the emotions underlying them.
(512) 649-1106 View (512) 649-1106

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Number of Therapists in 78730

60+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 78730 who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
95% Anxiety
84% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
74% Stress
70% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
64% Optum
61% Aetna

How Therapists in 78730 see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
24% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 78730?

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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.