Therapists in 78746

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Photo of Sara Hammond, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 78746, TX
Sara Hammond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, JD
Verified
Austin, TX 78746
It takes a ton of courage, and often great pain, for most people to seek out therapy. Things are probably not going great. Or perhaps they are, but something is off. It's a big deal to invite someone else in and ask for extra support. And yet, everyone needs a little extra support sometimes. If you're wanting more clarity, vitality, and purpose in how you're living your life, therapy can help. If you're needing an impartial and uninterested partner in coping with changes, therapy can help. And if you're not sure what you need or want but you feel like something is missing, therapy can help with that, too.
It takes a ton of courage, and often great pain, for most people to seek out therapy. Things are probably not going great. Or perhaps they are, but something is off. It's a big deal to invite someone else in and ask for extra support. And yet, everyone needs a little extra support sometimes. If you're wanting more clarity, vitality, and purpose in how you're living your life, therapy can help. If you're needing an impartial and uninterested partner in coping with changes, therapy can help. And if you're not sure what you need or want but you feel like something is missing, therapy can help with that, too.
(512) 957-3315 View (512) 957-3315
Photo of Rob Jacques, LPC-Associate in 78746, TX
Rob Jacques
LPC-Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified
I am guided by the belief that we are all striving to find happiness in this life, and that we all have a right to be happy, peaceful, and fulfilled. Unfortunately, life can be truly challenging at times, and shame, self-criticism, and anxiety can make it hard to enjoy our lives. Our brains are remarkable in their ability to detect danger and react quickly, but they are not always the best at allowing us to feel relaxed and safe in our modern world.
I am guided by the belief that we are all striving to find happiness in this life, and that we all have a right to be happy, peaceful, and fulfilled. Unfortunately, life can be truly challenging at times, and shame, self-criticism, and anxiety can make it hard to enjoy our lives. Our brains are remarkable in their ability to detect danger and react quickly, but they are not always the best at allowing us to feel relaxed and safe in our modern world.
(737) 234-9062 View (737) 234-9062
Photo of Rachel Kimberly Larreta, Marriage & Family Therapist in 78746, TX
Rachel Kimberly Larreta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
Not accepting new clients
***PLEASE NOTE: I AM CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS.*** I believe in the power of connection. Whether you are dealing with divorce, the loss of a loved one, or are at a crossroads in your career, you don't need to do the work alone. I serve clients dealing with stress, anxiety and conflict by providing emotional support and helping each client develop his or her unique strengths and abilities into effective coping skills. I also encourage dialogue with family and friends, and I include loved ones in sessions whenever possible, so that each client can create his or her own community of support.
***PLEASE NOTE: I AM CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS.*** I believe in the power of connection. Whether you are dealing with divorce, the loss of a loved one, or are at a crossroads in your career, you don't need to do the work alone. I serve clients dealing with stress, anxiety and conflict by providing emotional support and helping each client develop his or her unique strengths and abilities into effective coping skills. I also encourage dialogue with family and friends, and I include loved ones in sessions whenever possible, so that each client can create his or her own community of support.
(512) 575-2117 View (512) 575-2117
Photo of Erica Grigg, LPC Intern in 78746, TX
Erica Grigg
LPC Intern, MEd, LPC-A, LCDC
Verified
Austin, TX 78746
I provide psychotherapy that specializes in supporting those experiencing burnout, chronic stress, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma/PTSD, and substance use challenges. My past experience as a litigator makes me especially adept at helping the attorney community. After practicing law for over 20 years, and serving as Director of the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program, I have an in-depth understanding of the unique challenges and demands within the legal profession. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for professionals to navigate the complexities of stress and regain balance in their lives.
I provide psychotherapy that specializes in supporting those experiencing burnout, chronic stress, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma/PTSD, and substance use challenges. My past experience as a litigator makes me especially adept at helping the attorney community. After practicing law for over 20 years, and serving as Director of the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program, I have an in-depth understanding of the unique challenges and demands within the legal profession. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for professionals to navigate the complexities of stress and regain balance in their lives.
(512) 866-0954 View (512) 866-0954
Photo of Jeremy Leavell, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in 78746, TX
Jeremy Leavell
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
Modern life can often feel exhausting as you navigate career, relationships, and self-care. If you tend to process things more deeply than others, it's natural to wind up second-guessing your decisions under the pressure of stress and deadlines. You might find yourself fluctuating between feeling stuck, lost, depressed, or overwhelmed. As a fellow deep-thinking, highly sensitive person myself, I know what it's like to silently suffer under the weight of exceedingly high standards and perfectionistic tendencies. I would love to help you reconnect with your innate inner wisdom so that you can come to know and trust your true Self.
Modern life can often feel exhausting as you navigate career, relationships, and self-care. If you tend to process things more deeply than others, it's natural to wind up second-guessing your decisions under the pressure of stress and deadlines. You might find yourself fluctuating between feeling stuck, lost, depressed, or overwhelmed. As a fellow deep-thinking, highly sensitive person myself, I know what it's like to silently suffer under the weight of exceedingly high standards and perfectionistic tendencies. I would love to help you reconnect with your innate inner wisdom so that you can come to know and trust your true Self.
(512) 688-6134 View (512) 688-6134
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Daniela Benites
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Austin, TX 78746  (Online Only)
I am a multicultural, binational (Brazilian-American) licensed psychologist committed to providing quality, individual psychotherapy in a mutually respectful relationship. I work with adults and young adults from all lifestyles and backgrounds who are experiencing long-term issues with depression and/or anxiety. My usual client uses some coping skills and is now motivated to increase self-awareness by gradually processing difficult thoughts, memories and emotions. With time, this process allows us to connect with a renewed sense of self, one that feels more unique, authentic and, therefore, more naturally energetic and driven.
I am a multicultural, binational (Brazilian-American) licensed psychologist committed to providing quality, individual psychotherapy in a mutually respectful relationship. I work with adults and young adults from all lifestyles and backgrounds who are experiencing long-term issues with depression and/or anxiety. My usual client uses some coping skills and is now motivated to increase self-awareness by gradually processing difficult thoughts, memories and emotions. With time, this process allows us to connect with a renewed sense of self, one that feels more unique, authentic and, therefore, more naturally energetic and driven.
(512) 641-4092 View (512) 641-4092
Photo of Joseph Porter, Marriage & Family Therapist in 78746, TX
Joseph Porter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, NCC
Verified
Austin, TX 78746
Are you stuck in an uncomfortable situation and feel hopeless about what to do next? Many of my clients find they are tired of giving up parts of themselves in order to survive or fit in. It can be difficult keeping up with the demands of career, family and friends. It is common to feel misunderstood, lonely, isolated or alienated.
Are you stuck in an uncomfortable situation and feel hopeless about what to do next? Many of my clients find they are tired of giving up parts of themselves in order to survive or fit in. It can be difficult keeping up with the demands of career, family and friends. It is common to feel misunderstood, lonely, isolated or alienated.
(737) 204-8987 View (737) 204-8987
Photo of Madison Wise, Licensed Professional Counselor in 78746, TX
Madison Wise
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746  (Online Only)
I believe that self-expression is key for confidence & healthy relationships. I work with people to help them ease their anxiety and face their fears of vulnerability head-on so they can find relief from loneliness and get a better grip on their emotions. Together we explore past hurts and self-talk that can lead to messy, one-sided relationships, anxious spirals, a loud inner critic, and burn-out. I work well with individuals who want to connect with their own power, to take responsibility for their part in relationships, & to express both their strength and softness with ease.
I believe that self-expression is key for confidence & healthy relationships. I work with people to help them ease their anxiety and face their fears of vulnerability head-on so they can find relief from loneliness and get a better grip on their emotions. Together we explore past hurts and self-talk that can lead to messy, one-sided relationships, anxious spirals, a loud inner critic, and burn-out. I work well with individuals who want to connect with their own power, to take responsibility for their part in relationships, & to express both their strength and softness with ease.
(512) 872-4654 View (512) 872-4654
Photo of Lindsey Beaudreau, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in 78746, TX
Lindsey Beaudreau
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
If insta-therapy, self-help, and pop-psychology haven't felt like enough, I'd be honored to work with you. I specialize in people who struggle with depression, anxiety, managing stress, poor self-esteem, people-pleasing, codependency, perfectionism, and academic pressure. I am also passionate about working with artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers, and other creatives who have been feeling creatively blocked, stagnant, or uninspired. Many clients also seek my help in finding ways to improve their mental health using a holistic approach instead of - or alongside - a pharmaceutical regimen.
If insta-therapy, self-help, and pop-psychology haven't felt like enough, I'd be honored to work with you. I specialize in people who struggle with depression, anxiety, managing stress, poor self-esteem, people-pleasing, codependency, perfectionism, and academic pressure. I am also passionate about working with artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers, and other creatives who have been feeling creatively blocked, stagnant, or uninspired. Many clients also seek my help in finding ways to improve their mental health using a holistic approach instead of - or alongside - a pharmaceutical regimen.
(512) 729-8501 View (512) 729-8501
Photo of Craig Kern, Licensed Professional Counselor in 78746, TX
Craig Kern
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, LMHC
Verified
Austin, TX 78746  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
For those who are seeking a compassionate therapeutic relationship as they move through their lifespan. Clients age 10 and up. Individuals, Couples and Families. LGBQT+. Experiential therapy with collaboration and guidance with an intention towards growth, healing, and wholesomeness. Provides Internal Family Systems Therapy, EMDR, Nonviolent Communication. Accepting Insurance: BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, Humana, United HealthCare, Beacon Health. Office hours are M-F 11am-5pm and evening appts. available Wednesdays and Thursdays until 9pm. Video conferencing available.
For those who are seeking a compassionate therapeutic relationship as they move through their lifespan. Clients age 10 and up. Individuals, Couples and Families. LGBQT+. Experiential therapy with collaboration and guidance with an intention towards growth, healing, and wholesomeness. Provides Internal Family Systems Therapy, EMDR, Nonviolent Communication. Accepting Insurance: BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, Humana, United HealthCare, Beacon Health. Office hours are M-F 11am-5pm and evening appts. available Wednesdays and Thursdays until 9pm. Video conferencing available.
(737) 204-1953 View (737) 204-1953
Photo of Austin Parsons, Licensed Professional Counselor in 78746, TX
Austin Parsons
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
If you're looking for lasting change, more fulfilling relationships, and meaningful connection, then let's begin. Whatever brings you to therapy, there is hope. Together we will observe how the events in your life have formed deep rooted beliefs about how the world will respond to you. I believe that change happens in the context of relationships. Our therapeutic relationship will work to ease your distress and equip you towards transformation. We haven't been promised not to experience pain in this life, but I believe we are not meant to experience it alone.
If you're looking for lasting change, more fulfilling relationships, and meaningful connection, then let's begin. Whatever brings you to therapy, there is hope. Together we will observe how the events in your life have formed deep rooted beliefs about how the world will respond to you. I believe that change happens in the context of relationships. Our therapeutic relationship will work to ease your distress and equip you towards transformation. We haven't been promised not to experience pain in this life, but I believe we are not meant to experience it alone.
(469) 789-2672 View (469) 789-2672
Photo of Nydia Camacho, Psychologist in 78746, TX
Nydia Camacho
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Todos nos enfrentamos a conflictos, retos continuos en nuestra vida... la pérdida de un ser querido, pérdida de empleo, metas no logradas, baja autoestima, culpas no resueltas, estrés, transiciones, dificultades en nuestras relaciones con amigos y familiares, enfermedades físicas y de salud mental, entre otras. Muchas veces logramos nosotros mismos vencer esos obstáculos que se nos presentan, pero en otras ocasiones necesitamos la guía de un profesional que nos escuche atentamente, sin juzgar nuestras emociones, pensamientos, conductas, y nos ayude a desarrollar estrategias para manejar y transformar esos conflictos en fortalezas.
Todos nos enfrentamos a conflictos, retos continuos en nuestra vida... la pérdida de un ser querido, pérdida de empleo, metas no logradas, baja autoestima, culpas no resueltas, estrés, transiciones, dificultades en nuestras relaciones con amigos y familiares, enfermedades físicas y de salud mental, entre otras. Muchas veces logramos nosotros mismos vencer esos obstáculos que se nos presentan, pero en otras ocasiones necesitamos la guía de un profesional que nos escuche atentamente, sin juzgar nuestras emociones, pensamientos, conductas, y nos ayude a desarrollar estrategias para manejar y transformar esos conflictos en fortalezas.
(512) 359-3107 View (512) 359-3107
Photo of Audry Steele, Licensed Professional Counselor in 78746, TX
Audry Steele
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Austin, TX 78746
Accepting new clients - Welcome. I've been practicing psychotherapy for over 20 years, and know that finding the right therapist can be a process. I specialize in depth-oriented therapy for adults, often a blend of personal and professional exploration. This may include navigating relationships, family dynamics, parenting, work or creative satisfaction, and financial well-being.
Accepting new clients - Welcome. I've been practicing psychotherapy for over 20 years, and know that finding the right therapist can be a process. I specialize in depth-oriented therapy for adults, often a blend of personal and professional exploration. This may include navigating relationships, family dynamics, parenting, work or creative satisfaction, and financial well-being.
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Photo of Kayla Abbatello, Psychologist in 78746, TX
Kayla Abbatello
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Austin, TX 78746
I approach therapy with the intent to get to know you on a core level. This includes understanding your feelings, thoughts, behaviors, desires, and relationships. We then collaboratively use this information to make meaning of your experiences both past and present. I pay attention to your emotional presence and seek to understand how your past experiences may be leading you to protect yourself from vulnerability and uncomfortable feelings. This understanding can help you engage more actively with yourself and enriches your interpersonal relationships.
I approach therapy with the intent to get to know you on a core level. This includes understanding your feelings, thoughts, behaviors, desires, and relationships. We then collaboratively use this information to make meaning of your experiences both past and present. I pay attention to your emotional presence and seek to understand how your past experiences may be leading you to protect yourself from vulnerability and uncomfortable feelings. This understanding can help you engage more actively with yourself and enriches your interpersonal relationships.
(737) 252-1471 View (737) 252-1471
Photo of Robin Elizabeth Remsing, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 78746, TX
Robin Elizabeth Remsing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified
5 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
I believe the therapeutic relationship should be authentic and emotionally safe for you. I am practical and honest with feedback and have a laid back and warm approach. I will go at the pace you set and provide insight and encouragement. I will be respectful of your cultural, spiritual and lifestyle choices.
I believe the therapeutic relationship should be authentic and emotionally safe for you. I am practical and honest with feedback and have a laid back and warm approach. I will go at the pace you set and provide insight and encouragement. I will be respectful of your cultural, spiritual and lifestyle choices.
(830) 271-2135 View (830) 271-2135
Photo of Katelynn Kozbial, Licensed Professional Counselor in 78746, TX
Katelynn Kozbial
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
If you often feel misunderstood, like your emotions are too big or too much, and have a hard time holding boundaries with others, I can help. Many of my clients have experienced relational trauma in the form of dysfunctional families, chaotic childhoods, abusive relationships, or have loved ones who struggle with substance abuse. Folx who do their best to function but still struggle with anxiety, depression, stressful jobs, and maybe use alcohol themselves to cope. Whether you’re dealing with grief/loss, suicidal thoughts, past or present traumas – we'll figure it out together.
If you often feel misunderstood, like your emotions are too big or too much, and have a hard time holding boundaries with others, I can help. Many of my clients have experienced relational trauma in the form of dysfunctional families, chaotic childhoods, abusive relationships, or have loved ones who struggle with substance abuse. Folx who do their best to function but still struggle with anxiety, depression, stressful jobs, and maybe use alcohol themselves to cope. Whether you’re dealing with grief/loss, suicidal thoughts, past or present traumas – we'll figure it out together.
(512) 580-8506 View (512) 580-8506
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Carlisle Collective
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
Are you seeking a unique path to healing and growth? At Carlisle Collective, we understand that traditional talk therapy may not always resonate with everyone. Our warm and welcoming therapists offer alternative, holistic approaches to support your journey. We believe in treating the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. We utilize various modalities to create a customized healing experience just for you. Your well-being is our top priority. Our team of experienced therapists fosters a compassionate and non-judgmental environment where you can explore, heal, and grow at your own pace.
Are you seeking a unique path to healing and growth? At Carlisle Collective, we understand that traditional talk therapy may not always resonate with everyone. Our warm and welcoming therapists offer alternative, holistic approaches to support your journey. We believe in treating the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. We utilize various modalities to create a customized healing experience just for you. Your well-being is our top priority. Our team of experienced therapists fosters a compassionate and non-judgmental environment where you can explore, heal, and grow at your own pace.
(512) 548-3003 View (512) 548-3003
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Colleen Reuter
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified
Austin, TX 78746
Welcome! I am so happy that you are here. Right now, you have already taken a significant step towards finding the relief you are seeking. The next step? Finding the right therapist for you. I believe that the relationship between client and therapist is a bit like the story of "Goldilocks" . . . it should feel "just right". With this in mind, I offer a free 15 minute consultation to see if we could be a good match. My areas of speciality include working with couples, teens, parents/caregivers, and young adults. Compassion and respect are at the forefront of my work with clients, but I also incorporate a healthy dose of humor.
Welcome! I am so happy that you are here. Right now, you have already taken a significant step towards finding the relief you are seeking. The next step? Finding the right therapist for you. I believe that the relationship between client and therapist is a bit like the story of "Goldilocks" . . . it should feel "just right". With this in mind, I offer a free 15 minute consultation to see if we could be a good match. My areas of speciality include working with couples, teens, parents/caregivers, and young adults. Compassion and respect are at the forefront of my work with clients, but I also incorporate a healthy dose of humor.
(737) 258-7183 View (737) 258-7183
Photo of Nina Gilbert, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 78746, TX
Nina Gilbert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
My therapeutic approach is direct and compassionate. My clients often tell me that I "keep it real". I see couples and individuals in person from my office in Austin, TX, and virtually for clients in Connecticut and New York. My specialities include eating disorders, addictions, trauma, couples therapy and LGBTQ+ issues.
My therapeutic approach is direct and compassionate. My clients often tell me that I "keep it real". I see couples and individuals in person from my office in Austin, TX, and virtually for clients in Connecticut and New York. My specialities include eating disorders, addictions, trauma, couples therapy and LGBTQ+ issues.
(980) 246-2385 View (980) 246-2385
Photo of Ash Compton, Marriage & Family Therapist in 78746, TX
Ash Compton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPC, EMDR
Verified
Austin, TX 78746  (Online Only)
A trauma-focused, relational Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in depth and existential traditions. I work together with clients to create and reach goals and commit to them inquisitively. We will employ myriad methods, including visual, expressive, and somatic modalities to enhance coping skills, make meaning, and foster change- all with a gentle, open approach. I work well with persons undergoing stress, anxiety, depression, existential concerns, and unease. We will together build a compassionate and curious container to undertake this work. It is an honor to work with you to reveal a more vibrant, resilient self.
A trauma-focused, relational Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in depth and existential traditions. I work together with clients to create and reach goals and commit to them inquisitively. We will employ myriad methods, including visual, expressive, and somatic modalities to enhance coping skills, make meaning, and foster change- all with a gentle, open approach. I work well with persons undergoing stress, anxiety, depression, existential concerns, and unease. We will together build a compassionate and curious container to undertake this work. It is an honor to work with you to reveal a more vibrant, resilient self.
(469) 848-4568 View (469) 848-4568

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Number of Therapists in 78746

800+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 78746 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
66% Coping Skills
66% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Aetna
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
61% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 78746 see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 78746?

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.