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Shayna Lee Schaefer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78735  (Online Only)
I'm here to help support you through depression, anxiety, and stressors that are negatively affecting you.
I'm here to help support you through depression, anxiety, and stressors that are negatively affecting you.
(737) 520-4013 View (737) 520-4013
Photo of Kelly Kimberlin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 78735, TX
Kelly Kimberlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78735
Do you feel stuck or misunderstood? Are you striving to make things right in relationships, but are continuing to feel unfulfilled? Do you struggle with self-judgment? Life can feel overwhelming even if you ultimately feel underwhelmed by life. Things can get better. Sometimes it's difficult to see the full picture when you're in the middle of a situation. Therapy can provide a new perspective. By exploring your experiences and thoughts, we'll work together to identify what's holding you back and healthy ways of coping with the circumstances you are sorting through.
Do you feel stuck or misunderstood? Are you striving to make things right in relationships, but are continuing to feel unfulfilled? Do you struggle with self-judgment? Life can feel overwhelming even if you ultimately feel underwhelmed by life. Things can get better. Sometimes it's difficult to see the full picture when you're in the middle of a situation. Therapy can provide a new perspective. By exploring your experiences and thoughts, we'll work together to identify what's holding you back and healthy ways of coping with the circumstances you are sorting through.
(512) 865-6657 View (512) 865-6657
Photo of Jane Green, Psychological Associate in 78735, TX
Jane Green
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA-IP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78735  (Online Only)
Are you hoping to find new ways to handle life’s challenges? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Everyone needs help sometimes to restore balance and deal with issues. Let’s work together to explore those issues and find ways to address them. I am experienced in working with adults facing anxiety, depression and mood disruptions. I have helped many clients navigate the challenges of ADHD and reaction sensitive dysphoria. I am also well versed in the issues facing adults dealing with life changes, especially those related to coping with chronic illness and disability. Let me help you find a way forward.
Are you hoping to find new ways to handle life’s challenges? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Everyone needs help sometimes to restore balance and deal with issues. Let’s work together to explore those issues and find ways to address them. I am experienced in working with adults facing anxiety, depression and mood disruptions. I have helped many clients navigate the challenges of ADHD and reaction sensitive dysphoria. I am also well versed in the issues facing adults dealing with life changes, especially those related to coping with chronic illness and disability. Let me help you find a way forward.
(737) 510-4121 View (737) 510-4121
Photo of Jordan Rossi, Licensed Professional Counselor in 78735, TX
Jordan Rossi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78735
Offering in-person sessions starting June 1st. (4425 S Mopac Expy Building 2 Austin, TX 78735) - Life can be full of transitions which may be challenging and overwhelming to navigate. Especially for people who have experienced trauma or lost hope. I believe providing a safe environment and building trust can lead to positive change when navigating challenges. I offer a supportive, non-judgmental environment where anyone is welcome to freely express their thoughts and feelings. Every client’s situation is unique, and my aim is to meet clients where they’re at through a variety of therapeutic techniques.
Offering in-person sessions starting June 1st. (4425 S Mopac Expy Building 2 Austin, TX 78735) - Life can be full of transitions which may be challenging and overwhelming to navigate. Especially for people who have experienced trauma or lost hope. I believe providing a safe environment and building trust can lead to positive change when navigating challenges. I offer a supportive, non-judgmental environment where anyone is welcome to freely express their thoughts and feelings. Every client’s situation is unique, and my aim is to meet clients where they’re at through a variety of therapeutic techniques.
(512) 812-7988 View (512) 812-7988
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Open Heart Counseling of Austin/Trauma & Grief
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, RPT-S, PMH-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78735
Immediate Openings! Open Heart Counseling of Austin (OHC) is a group practice founded by Lacey Castilleja Fisher. Lacey wanted to create a practice that is all inclusive so the community can have a safe space to come and share their stories as they find healing after they have experienced trauma. Survivors of trauma often feel worried that they cannot share their experiences with others because it is too difficult to hear. Our therapists are able to sit with you to hear your story as many times as you need to tell it. When you are ready, we are here to hold hope for you as you begin your healing journey, with an Open Heart.
Immediate Openings! Open Heart Counseling of Austin (OHC) is a group practice founded by Lacey Castilleja Fisher. Lacey wanted to create a practice that is all inclusive so the community can have a safe space to come and share their stories as they find healing after they have experienced trauma. Survivors of trauma often feel worried that they cannot share their experiences with others because it is too difficult to hear. Our therapists are able to sit with you to hear your story as many times as you need to tell it. When you are ready, we are here to hold hope for you as you begin your healing journey, with an Open Heart.
(512) 399-4584 View (512) 399-4584
Photo of Virginia Cruz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 78735, TX
Virginia Cruz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78735
Waitlist for new clients
We often look outside ourselves to help fill our need to be happier, fuller, and more purposeful. This is often reinforced by society that teaches us that it is the external that we need in order to be fulfilled. One of the main goals I see as a therapist is to help my clients work towards developing a rich and full life by turning the focus to the internal. My approach to therapy is rooted in eastern philosophy and Buddhism, as I believe life is just not about being happy, but embracing life on life's terms, with all of its joys and sorrows, while working on the path towards self-actualization.
We often look outside ourselves to help fill our need to be happier, fuller, and more purposeful. This is often reinforced by society that teaches us that it is the external that we need in order to be fulfilled. One of the main goals I see as a therapist is to help my clients work towards developing a rich and full life by turning the focus to the internal. My approach to therapy is rooted in eastern philosophy and Buddhism, as I believe life is just not about being happy, but embracing life on life's terms, with all of its joys and sorrows, while working on the path towards self-actualization.
(512) 812-8502 View (512) 812-8502
Photo of Kristin Atkinson, Licensed Professional Counselor in 78735, TX
Kristin Atkinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78735
Embodied Trauma Therapy - Difficult & painful life experiences often leave us feeling like something in our life just isn't right. Sometimes it's not even clear what's off, but something seems missing, we feel stuck, overwhelmed, lonely, or disengaged. I work with those who are navigating challenges in their lives & who are searching for a path of healing, connection, & rediscovery. Together we'll explore & make sense of your struggle, practice ways to deal with stress & negative feelings, build self-compassion, & awaken inner resources for self healing. We'll discover what is needed to transform difficulty into growth and vitality.
Embodied Trauma Therapy - Difficult & painful life experiences often leave us feeling like something in our life just isn't right. Sometimes it's not even clear what's off, but something seems missing, we feel stuck, overwhelmed, lonely, or disengaged. I work with those who are navigating challenges in their lives & who are searching for a path of healing, connection, & rediscovery. Together we'll explore & make sense of your struggle, practice ways to deal with stress & negative feelings, build self-compassion, & awaken inner resources for self healing. We'll discover what is needed to transform difficulty into growth and vitality.
(512) 766-6837 View (512) 766-6837
Photo of Brad S Colbert, Licensed Professional Counselor in 78735, TX
Brad S Colbert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCDC-I
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78735
I am not accepting new clients at this time. Can you define success? Nothing is wasted in striving for your success. I use a strength-based therapeutic style to enhance the positive aspects each one of us possesses. There is no one definition of success. I would like listen to what you feel is your definition of success in life. There is no other individual on the planet just like you, and I look forward to creating an unconventional and unique experience. I offer a warm, safe environment to all my clients through my ability to be approachable, kind and authentic throughout the entire therapy process.
I am not accepting new clients at this time. Can you define success? Nothing is wasted in striving for your success. I use a strength-based therapeutic style to enhance the positive aspects each one of us possesses. There is no one definition of success. I would like listen to what you feel is your definition of success in life. There is no other individual on the planet just like you, and I look forward to creating an unconventional and unique experience. I offer a warm, safe environment to all my clients through my ability to be approachable, kind and authentic throughout the entire therapy process.
(512) 872-4565 View (512) 872-4565
Photo of Aga Crump, Licensed Professional Counselor in 78735, TX
Aga Crump
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, MA
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78735  (Online Only)
As a recovering perfectionist and people pleaser, I often work with women who struggle with the same things. These tendencies can be so helpful in life, but they can also get in the way of how you truly want to live your life. The clients I see often have difficulty with boundaries, experience a lot of self-doubt and uncertainty, and feel disconnected from their true authentic selves. Rather than giving my clients answers, I help guide them to discover the truth and courage that lies within them, but is often covered up by their own adaptations to life and trauma.
As a recovering perfectionist and people pleaser, I often work with women who struggle with the same things. These tendencies can be so helpful in life, but they can also get in the way of how you truly want to live your life. The clients I see often have difficulty with boundaries, experience a lot of self-doubt and uncertainty, and feel disconnected from their true authentic selves. Rather than giving my clients answers, I help guide them to discover the truth and courage that lies within them, but is often covered up by their own adaptations to life and trauma.
(512) 842-4119 View (512) 842-4119
Photo of Brooke DiGiorgio, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 78735, TX
Brooke DiGiorgio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78735
Brooke is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s of Social Work from Texas State University. She has nearly ten years of experience working in mental health. She has spent the majority of that time supporting survivors of interpersonal violence and sexual trauma. Brooke is passionate about uplifting and empowering women and girls, helping them to courageously reclaim their power. Brooke has also worked with grief and loss, PTSD, and major event trauma. She has extensive experience working alongside first responders and she is dedicated to providing care for them and their loved ones.
Brooke is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s of Social Work from Texas State University. She has nearly ten years of experience working in mental health. She has spent the majority of that time supporting survivors of interpersonal violence and sexual trauma. Brooke is passionate about uplifting and empowering women and girls, helping them to courageously reclaim their power. Brooke has also worked with grief and loss, PTSD, and major event trauma. She has extensive experience working alongside first responders and she is dedicated to providing care for them and their loved ones.
(512) 812-9899 View (512) 812-9899
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Matthew Jacob Dewit
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78735
It’s no easy decision to move toward change, it takes courage and a willingness to self-reflect. Congratulations on taking the first step in building a richer and more fulfilling life. Therapy can foster skills to cope with personal difficulties or help heal wounds from our past. It can empower you to see your life journey in a more meaningful way, developing insight into your choices and relationships along with cultivating self-awareness to better manage hardships down the road. You are the driver in our time together and we move at the pace you’re comfortable with.
It’s no easy decision to move toward change, it takes courage and a willingness to self-reflect. Congratulations on taking the first step in building a richer and more fulfilling life. Therapy can foster skills to cope with personal difficulties or help heal wounds from our past. It can empower you to see your life journey in a more meaningful way, developing insight into your choices and relationships along with cultivating self-awareness to better manage hardships down the road. You are the driver in our time together and we move at the pace you’re comfortable with.
(512) 598-4173 View (512) 598-4173
Photo of Erin Lefler, Marriage & Family Therapist in 78735, TX
Erin Lefler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78735
My approach to counseling is as unique as you are. I like to explore the past as a way to inform the present, while using the present to create real change. I enjoy building relationships with my clients through humor, understanding, authenticity, and acceptance. Working from an attachment perspective, the end goal with couples is that they become experts on each other and can therefore better navigate the relationship. Individually, we'll work on the goals that you bring in and practice new ways of engaging with self and others.
My approach to counseling is as unique as you are. I like to explore the past as a way to inform the present, while using the present to create real change. I enjoy building relationships with my clients through humor, understanding, authenticity, and acceptance. Working from an attachment perspective, the end goal with couples is that they become experts on each other and can therefore better navigate the relationship. Individually, we'll work on the goals that you bring in and practice new ways of engaging with self and others.
(512) 601-5718 View (512) 601-5718
Photo of Sheila Maglaris, Licensed Professional Counselor in 78735, TX
Sheila Maglaris
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78735
Sometimes life can feel lonely, stuck and meaningless. We live in a world that encourages us to cut off from our feelings, from our sense of being truly alive. When we do this, we can begin to feel rigid, anxious, depressed and empty. I am passionate about helping adults with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem and relationship issues. My approach is to help you connect to your body and emotions in a way that helps you know yourself more deeply, feel more confident in your decisions. Using these methods, we can help, pull you out of depression & anxiety spirals.
Sometimes life can feel lonely, stuck and meaningless. We live in a world that encourages us to cut off from our feelings, from our sense of being truly alive. When we do this, we can begin to feel rigid, anxious, depressed and empty. I am passionate about helping adults with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem and relationship issues. My approach is to help you connect to your body and emotions in a way that helps you know yourself more deeply, feel more confident in your decisions. Using these methods, we can help, pull you out of depression & anxiety spirals.
(512) 894-8126 View (512) 894-8126
Photo of Dan Escobar, Licensed Professional Counselor in 78735, TX
Dan Escobar
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78735
Waitlist for new clients
In this world where nothing can be taken for granted, we must find meaning and connection to truly thrive. We all went through a lot between 2020 and now and the pandemic has forever changed our lives. Wherever you are in your journey, my role is to help you to accept and express yourself to live authentically. If you are here for motivation, transparency, and prefer to work through life one step at a time, then you have come to the right place. If you would like to find out more about how we can work together, contact me to schedule your no-charge 30-minute consultation.
In this world where nothing can be taken for granted, we must find meaning and connection to truly thrive. We all went through a lot between 2020 and now and the pandemic has forever changed our lives. Wherever you are in your journey, my role is to help you to accept and express yourself to live authentically. If you are here for motivation, transparency, and prefer to work through life one step at a time, then you have come to the right place. If you would like to find out more about how we can work together, contact me to schedule your no-charge 30-minute consultation.
(512) 601-5188 View (512) 601-5188
Photo of Debra Sussman Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapist in 78735, TX
Debra Sussman Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78735
I've helped shed light on Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, OCD, Health and Wellbeing. Work / Life Balance is possible and as an advocate on your behalf we collaborate to find solutions. Integrative health psychotherapy for 10+ years working with Adults, Adolescents and Couples. Time is a commodity, organizing thoughts and planning solutions to make significant shifts. Personal goals are acheivable however it means "getting out of your head and having a bias for action". Keep it simple, take the next indicated step as the investment in yourself is worth it. Insurances accepted, make the call.
I've helped shed light on Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, OCD, Health and Wellbeing. Work / Life Balance is possible and as an advocate on your behalf we collaborate to find solutions. Integrative health psychotherapy for 10+ years working with Adults, Adolescents and Couples. Time is a commodity, organizing thoughts and planning solutions to make significant shifts. Personal goals are acheivable however it means "getting out of your head and having a bias for action". Keep it simple, take the next indicated step as the investment in yourself is worth it. Insurances accepted, make the call.
(512) 722-7780 View (512) 722-7780
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Michael Thompson Therapy Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78735
Hello & welcome! What brings you here? Maybe you are looking for some direction or feed back or or just someone to talk with. Perhaps you are in a challenging situation and not sure of your next step. Whatever it is that brings you to this time of seeking help, I believe it takes faith and courage to reach out and ask for help. Discovering new ways of addressing one's situation can be both enlightening and empowering. If you think you may just need a sounding board, there can be much value in that as well. I would be honored to assist you on your journey.
Hello & welcome! What brings you here? Maybe you are looking for some direction or feed back or or just someone to talk with. Perhaps you are in a challenging situation and not sure of your next step. Whatever it is that brings you to this time of seeking help, I believe it takes faith and courage to reach out and ask for help. Discovering new ways of addressing one's situation can be both enlightening and empowering. If you think you may just need a sounding board, there can be much value in that as well. I would be honored to assist you on your journey.
(512) 337-4135 View (512) 337-4135
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Cartrenna Colbert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78735  (Online Only)
At times life can feel stressful and overwhelming, however I am here to help you navigate your way through it, to not only survive, but thrive at life. I offer therapy for those who may be experiencing life changes or transitions, having difficulties in their personal relationships, depression, anxiety, and a variety of other challenges that may be affecting your mood or quality of life. My experiences have given me the valuable opportunity to work with people from diverse cultural, ethnic, and sexual backgrounds. In doing so, I provide culturally sensitive therapy in a supportive and safe environment.
At times life can feel stressful and overwhelming, however I am here to help you navigate your way through it, to not only survive, but thrive at life. I offer therapy for those who may be experiencing life changes or transitions, having difficulties in their personal relationships, depression, anxiety, and a variety of other challenges that may be affecting your mood or quality of life. My experiences have given me the valuable opportunity to work with people from diverse cultural, ethnic, and sexual backgrounds. In doing so, I provide culturally sensitive therapy in a supportive and safe environment.
(512) 572-9655 View (512) 572-9655
Photo of Savannah Stoute, LPC-S, Licensed Professional Counselor in 78735, TX
Savannah Stoute, LPC-S
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78735  (Online Only)
The world is a tough place right now. We're all living in a state of constant stress. When we think we have it all figured out, life throws us a curve ball, political ups & downs, the death of a loved one or taking care of an ill loved one. Imagine adding a layer of anxiety or depression. What about introversion? Just for fun, let's also add a layer for people that identify as LGBTQ+. Coming out as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, non binary, or gender fluid can be confusing for your straight, cis family and friends. Whether you identify with this because you experience this regularly or someone you love feels this way.
The world is a tough place right now. We're all living in a state of constant stress. When we think we have it all figured out, life throws us a curve ball, political ups & downs, the death of a loved one or taking care of an ill loved one. Imagine adding a layer of anxiety or depression. What about introversion? Just for fun, let's also add a layer for people that identify as LGBTQ+. Coming out as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, non binary, or gender fluid can be confusing for your straight, cis family and friends. Whether you identify with this because you experience this regularly or someone you love feels this way.
(512) 872-5379 View (512) 872-5379
Photo of Kara Lucas, Licensed Professional Counselor in 78735, TX
Kara Lucas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78735
Most importantly, I want you to feel safe and heard throughout our work together. Our lives are constantly changing and shifting, and that can feel overwhelming. When a child or parent is feeling dysregulated, it can be hard to know what to do next. By creating a safe space, I help clients can learn to trust their wisdom, grow their strength, and gain confidence. Our work will be based on your individual needs. Services I provide include child and adolescent therapy, parent education, and individual therapy. I am also a LPC-S, so please contact me if you are a LPC-A and are interested possibly working together for supervision!
Most importantly, I want you to feel safe and heard throughout our work together. Our lives are constantly changing and shifting, and that can feel overwhelming. When a child or parent is feeling dysregulated, it can be hard to know what to do next. By creating a safe space, I help clients can learn to trust their wisdom, grow their strength, and gain confidence. Our work will be based on your individual needs. Services I provide include child and adolescent therapy, parent education, and individual therapy. I am also a LPC-S, so please contact me if you are a LPC-A and are interested possibly working together for supervision!
(512) 861-8736 View (512) 861-8736
Photo of Giselle Otamendi, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 78735, TX
Giselle Otamendi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78735
You're here! Be so proud of yourself for taking that most difficult initiative, for now the excitement of your journey begins. I feel honored to be your guide & support you as you lead the way. I will meet you where you are through a
You're here! Be so proud of yourself for taking that most difficult initiative, for now the excitement of your journey begins. I feel honored to be your guide & support you as you lead the way. I will meet you where you are through a
(737) 250-7281 View (737) 250-7281

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 78735

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 78735 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
92% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
68% Grief
62% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Aetna
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
49% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 78735 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 78735?

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.