Therapists in 79106

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Amarillo Child & Family Counseling
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Amarillo, TX 79106
At Amarillo Child & Family Counseling, we offer help for: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); Developmental Disorders (Asperger's/Autism); Depression & anxiety; Obsessions & compulsions; Stealing, lying, substance abuse & runaway; Poor social skills; Bed-wetting & self-soiling; Marital & relationship problems; Learning disabilities; Children with Special Needs; Academic problems; Adjustment to divorce, death & family crises; Truancy & poor school performance; Anger & impulse control problems; Tantrums, fighting & aggression; Child & adult victims of abuse and neglect; Low self-esteem & poor self-concept.
At Amarillo Child & Family Counseling, we offer help for: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); Developmental Disorders (Asperger's/Autism); Depression & anxiety; Obsessions & compulsions; Stealing, lying, substance abuse & runaway; Poor social skills; Bed-wetting & self-soiling; Marital & relationship problems; Learning disabilities; Children with Special Needs; Academic problems; Adjustment to divorce, death & family crises; Truancy & poor school performance; Anger & impulse control problems; Tantrums, fighting & aggression; Child & adult victims of abuse and neglect; Low self-esteem & poor self-concept.
(806) 410-0976 View (806) 410-0976
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Karen Davis, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Amarillo, TX 79106
Hi. I am Karen, and I have been a therapist in the Amarillo area for 20 years. I have worked with people in all phases of their lives as they navigate difficult, troublesome times. I utilize an eclectic style of therapy in an attempt to meet people where they are on their journey. Some of the disciplines that I have found to be most helpful for those facing challenging situations are Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Mindful techniques and Evidence based Trauma Therapies. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety and trauma. I welcome any questions you might have regarding therapy. Feel free to call or text.
Hi. I am Karen, and I have been a therapist in the Amarillo area for 20 years. I have worked with people in all phases of their lives as they navigate difficult, troublesome times. I utilize an eclectic style of therapy in an attempt to meet people where they are on their journey. Some of the disciplines that I have found to be most helpful for those facing challenging situations are Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Mindful techniques and Evidence based Trauma Therapies. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety and trauma. I welcome any questions you might have regarding therapy. Feel free to call or text.
(806) 553-6209 View (806) 553-6209
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Debbie Carr
Licensed Professional Counselor, BS, MEd, LPC
Verified
Amarillo, TX 79106
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor interested in helping people who are experiencing grief, loss, anxiety, depression or struggling with any of life's hardships. I offer services to individual children, adults, couples, and families. I strive to provide a judgement free supportive zone that allows us to engage in open and honest dialog. My goal is to help you explore your thoughts and feelings, both positive and negative, without fear of rejection. Our therapeutic relationship will be an important key to your healing. I have a genuine desire to help you become a more healthy and confident individual.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor interested in helping people who are experiencing grief, loss, anxiety, depression or struggling with any of life's hardships. I offer services to individual children, adults, couples, and families. I strive to provide a judgement free supportive zone that allows us to engage in open and honest dialog. My goal is to help you explore your thoughts and feelings, both positive and negative, without fear of rejection. Our therapeutic relationship will be an important key to your healing. I have a genuine desire to help you become a more healthy and confident individual.
(806) 472-4475 View (806) 472-4475
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LeAnn Lynn Sorrels
Licensed Professional Counselor, M, Ed, LPC
Verified
Amarillo, TX 79106
Compassionate care for all ages. Learn how to effectively manage life trials and tribulation with the help of an experienced professional. Every human being regardless of culture, creed, class, background, race or any other distinguishing characteristic is likely to experience some sort of emotional or mental disturbance throughout the course of their lives. The way you think about aspects of your current life or past experiences can move you from healthy, normal distress to more problematic mental heath disturbance. The good news is that it's totally normal to become mentally disturbed and it is absolutely possible to recover.
Compassionate care for all ages. Learn how to effectively manage life trials and tribulation with the help of an experienced professional. Every human being regardless of culture, creed, class, background, race or any other distinguishing characteristic is likely to experience some sort of emotional or mental disturbance throughout the course of their lives. The way you think about aspects of your current life or past experiences can move you from healthy, normal distress to more problematic mental heath disturbance. The good news is that it's totally normal to become mentally disturbed and it is absolutely possible to recover.
(806) 589-2813 View (806) 589-2813
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Maddy Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified
1 Endorsed
Amarillo, TX 79106
As a counselor, I believe that everyone possesses the innate capacity for growth and healing, and I'm dedicated to walking alongside my clients on their journey to self-discovery and empowerment. With my warm and supportive presence, I strive to create a therapeutic alliance that fosters self-acceptance, resilience, and positive change. Whether I'm guiding clients through the challenges of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or personal development, I'm known for tailoring my therapeutic techniques to meet the unique needs of each individual.
As a counselor, I believe that everyone possesses the innate capacity for growth and healing, and I'm dedicated to walking alongside my clients on their journey to self-discovery and empowerment. With my warm and supportive presence, I strive to create a therapeutic alliance that fosters self-acceptance, resilience, and positive change. Whether I'm guiding clients through the challenges of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or personal development, I'm known for tailoring my therapeutic techniques to meet the unique needs of each individual.
(806) 547-3049 View (806) 547-3049
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Vanessa Longoria-Carter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT
Verified
Amarillo, TX 79106
Vanessa Longoria-Carter is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who has 13 years of experience in the mental health field. Vanessa has provided therapeutic services in a variety of settings including outpatient, intensive outpatient, community-based, home-based, and school-based. She has worked as a clinical supervisor to graduate-level interns providing individual, group, and family counseling in adult and child-focused facilities. During Vanessa's training she worked almost exclusively with military families and their surrounding communities.
Vanessa Longoria-Carter is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who has 13 years of experience in the mental health field. Vanessa has provided therapeutic services in a variety of settings including outpatient, intensive outpatient, community-based, home-based, and school-based. She has worked as a clinical supervisor to graduate-level interns providing individual, group, and family counseling in adult and child-focused facilities. During Vanessa's training she worked almost exclusively with military families and their surrounding communities.
(619) 432-3576 View (619) 432-3576
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Jonathan McLoughlin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Amarillo, TX 79106
Waitlist for new clients
Waiting list for new clients. Counseling can provide support and skills needed to grow and heal. My goal is to work together to help you accomplish your goals and address your struggles. Each client is an individual person, and I base treatment on your unique needs, goals, and presenting problem. I counsel children, teens, adults, couples, and families.
Waiting list for new clients. Counseling can provide support and skills needed to grow and heal. My goal is to work together to help you accomplish your goals and address your struggles. Each client is an individual person, and I base treatment on your unique needs, goals, and presenting problem. I counsel children, teens, adults, couples, and families.
(806) 203-5992 View (806) 203-5992
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Kayle Street Lpc-Associate Supervised By Sharyn Delgado-Lpc-S
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MEd
Verified
Amarillo, TX 79106
Acknowledging mental health is not a personal failure. It is my goal to utilize therapeutic techniques based on the client's presenting struggle. I do not believe counseling is a one size fits all approach. I implement a variety of talk, art, sand, play, and baking techniques to create a safe environment to promote comfortability and ease throughout the therapeutic process. It is my goal to stay true to strengths' and focus on the current thought patterns to help you navigate forward.
Acknowledging mental health is not a personal failure. It is my goal to utilize therapeutic techniques based on the client's presenting struggle. I do not believe counseling is a one size fits all approach. I implement a variety of talk, art, sand, play, and baking techniques to create a safe environment to promote comfortability and ease throughout the therapeutic process. It is my goal to stay true to strengths' and focus on the current thought patterns to help you navigate forward.
(806) 304-7894 View (806) 304-7894
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Ashley Allcorn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, AM
Verified
Amarillo, TX 79106
I work from a client-centered theoretical approach and practice from a post-modern and philosophically informed lens. My clinical interests include: artistic expression, mindfulness, sexual and gender identity exploration, sex positive approaches, existential questioning, trauma recovery, couples therapy, harm reduction, religious trauma, and body image. I work with individuals and couples. I have also offered groups centering on consent, sexuality, and relationships in local high schools and I have facilitated workshops on music therapy and media literacy.
I work from a client-centered theoretical approach and practice from a post-modern and philosophically informed lens. My clinical interests include: artistic expression, mindfulness, sexual and gender identity exploration, sex positive approaches, existential questioning, trauma recovery, couples therapy, harm reduction, religious trauma, and body image. I work with individuals and couples. I have also offered groups centering on consent, sexuality, and relationships in local high schools and I have facilitated workshops on music therapy and media literacy.
(806) 878-9841 View (806) 878-9841
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Lotus Counseling & Recovery Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, RSPS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Amarillo, TX 79106
Sometimes life can be overwhelming and the storms of life rage. Having a counselor who can provide tools necessary to find a sense of peace and acceptance is so invaluable. Whether you are needing help with anxiety, depression, self esteem and self confidence, stress, guilt/shame, past hurts, relationship issues, or substance use disorders, I use a holistic approach to healing and personal growth and can help you find healthy ways to cope and transform your life. Recovery is possible for everyone and I hope to help you find your pathway.
Sometimes life can be overwhelming and the storms of life rage. Having a counselor who can provide tools necessary to find a sense of peace and acceptance is so invaluable. Whether you are needing help with anxiety, depression, self esteem and self confidence, stress, guilt/shame, past hurts, relationship issues, or substance use disorders, I use a holistic approach to healing and personal growth and can help you find healthy ways to cope and transform your life. Recovery is possible for everyone and I hope to help you find your pathway.
(806) 717-2327 View (806) 717-2327
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Lois 'LaNelle' Caddell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CTC
Verified
Amarillo, TX 79106
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified School Counselor and a Certified Trauma and Loss Specialist. I have 28 years of experience in counseling. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults dealing with multiple issues including anxiety, behavioral issues, grief and trauma. I will offer the approach that will work best in each situation as all needs are different.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified School Counselor and a Certified Trauma and Loss Specialist. I have 28 years of experience in counseling. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults dealing with multiple issues including anxiety, behavioral issues, grief and trauma. I will offer the approach that will work best in each situation as all needs are different.
(806) 513-2698 View (806) 513-2698
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John David Pack
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCDC
Verified
Amarillo, TX 79106
I know what it's like to struggle with addiction. The crippling anxiety, the hopeless depression, and the shame and guilt that accompany substance use. If you are struggling with Substance use Disorder and everything that comes with it, let me help you find your way to recovery. There are many different options and ways person can find recovery. Please allow me to walk the road to recovery and freedom with you. Let me support you as you deal with the past and develop a solid foundation for the future. Change your Direction. Change your Life!
I know what it's like to struggle with addiction. The crippling anxiety, the hopeless depression, and the shame and guilt that accompany substance use. If you are struggling with Substance use Disorder and everything that comes with it, let me help you find your way to recovery. There are many different options and ways person can find recovery. Please allow me to walk the road to recovery and freedom with you. Let me support you as you deal with the past and develop a solid foundation for the future. Change your Direction. Change your Life!
(806) 994-4540 View (806) 994-4540
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John Allen Moore
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Amarillo, TX 79106
GLADLY TAKING NEW CLIENTS! AFTER HOURS AND WEEKEND SESSIONS AVAILABLE! Each person's journey is filled with stories of both triumph and tragedy. Our stories should be honored and explored in a safe and accepting environment. Depending on where you are on your journey, you might be feeling discouraged, disconnected, or depressed. Sometimes when we are in these places we can feel stuck in negative patterns or lost in unhealthy coping. Counseling can help a person find the support they need and discover the skills for empowerment and healing. I specialize in attachment and trauma-related issues in both children and adults.
GLADLY TAKING NEW CLIENTS! AFTER HOURS AND WEEKEND SESSIONS AVAILABLE! Each person's journey is filled with stories of both triumph and tragedy. Our stories should be honored and explored in a safe and accepting environment. Depending on where you are on your journey, you might be feeling discouraged, disconnected, or depressed. Sometimes when we are in these places we can feel stuck in negative patterns or lost in unhealthy coping. Counseling can help a person find the support they need and discover the skills for empowerment and healing. I specialize in attachment and trauma-related issues in both children and adults.
(806) 375-4273 View (806) 375-4273
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Mary Margaret Hagen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified
Amarillo, TX 79106
Not accepting new clients
Is your child struggling in school? Are you feeling overwhelmed with emotional outbursts and behavior challenges? Do you feel like you’re not connecting with your child and don’t know what to do? Are you looking for ways to help your child after a significant loss or traumatic experience? I want you to know there's help available! I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who specializes in working with children struggling with grief, anger and aggression, anxiety, depression, and symptoms related to trauma. I seek to create a safe, non-judgmental, non-intrusive atmosphere for children to truly express their emotions and desires.
Is your child struggling in school? Are you feeling overwhelmed with emotional outbursts and behavior challenges? Do you feel like you’re not connecting with your child and don’t know what to do? Are you looking for ways to help your child after a significant loss or traumatic experience? I want you to know there's help available! I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who specializes in working with children struggling with grief, anger and aggression, anxiety, depression, and symptoms related to trauma. I seek to create a safe, non-judgmental, non-intrusive atmosphere for children to truly express their emotions and desires.
(806) 541-5021 View (806) 541-5021
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Brandi Brannan Lpc Associate Supervised By Sharyn Delgado
LPC Intern
Verified
Amarillo, TX 79106
Currently Accepting New Clients! < Evening and Weekend appointments available > I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, supervised by Sharyn Delgado LPC-S, and a Certified School Counselor. I have over 20 years of experience working with children and families. I value each individual's unique story and approach the therapeutic relationship without judgment. I will work with you to build a safe, supportive environment where you can share your story and find new strengths and skills to improve your emotional wellness.
Currently Accepting New Clients! < Evening and Weekend appointments available > I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, supervised by Sharyn Delgado LPC-S, and a Certified School Counselor. I have over 20 years of experience working with children and families. I value each individual's unique story and approach the therapeutic relationship without judgment. I will work with you to build a safe, supportive environment where you can share your story and find new strengths and skills to improve your emotional wellness.
(806) 686-5067 View (806) 686-5067
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Lesli D White
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Amarillo, TX 79106
Life can be challenging at times. Difficult circumstances can cause us to feel overwhelmed, stressed, or discouraged. We all need support and encouragement at times. As a counselor, I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion.Supporting you in identifying your strengths as well as areas you would like to grow is important. Taking the first step to reach out for support can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
Life can be challenging at times. Difficult circumstances can cause us to feel overwhelmed, stressed, or discouraged. We all need support and encouragement at times. As a counselor, I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion.Supporting you in identifying your strengths as well as areas you would like to grow is important. Taking the first step to reach out for support can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
(806) 591-4884 View (806) 591-4884
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Terri R Slaughter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified
Amarillo, TX 79106
I enjoy assisting people that understand that it takes work to change behaviors. People that are struggling with life issues, depression, anxiety, marital struggles are all those I enjoy teaching tools to allow them to utilize to change. I am trained in EMDR and certified in Level 2 in Restoration Therapy and Marital Affair Recovery and Licensed to Supervise Associates in Counseling.
I enjoy assisting people that understand that it takes work to change behaviors. People that are struggling with life issues, depression, anxiety, marital struggles are all those I enjoy teaching tools to allow them to utilize to change. I am trained in EMDR and certified in Level 2 in Restoration Therapy and Marital Affair Recovery and Licensed to Supervise Associates in Counseling.
(806) 853-9108 View (806) 853-9108
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Josie Shrader Lpc - Associate Supervised By Sharyn Delgado Lpc-S
LPC-Associate, MA
Verified
Amarillo, TX 79106
No waitlist! Can see you this week - Philosopher Lao Tzu said “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” I commend you on taking that step. You have shown a lot of courage searching for someone to help you on your journey. Maybe you feel like you have already tried everything, but there are other paths to be explored. Together we can find "you" again, and move forward. No one needs to be "fixed". What is needed are new skills to help cope with life's challenges. If you are uncertain about your needs, please call/email me. Together we can discuss options and next steps.
No waitlist! Can see you this week - Philosopher Lao Tzu said “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” I commend you on taking that step. You have shown a lot of courage searching for someone to help you on your journey. Maybe you feel like you have already tried everything, but there are other paths to be explored. Together we can find "you" again, and move forward. No one needs to be "fixed". What is needed are new skills to help cope with life's challenges. If you are uncertain about your needs, please call/email me. Together we can discuss options and next steps.
(806) 491-1947 View (806) 491-1947
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Yellow City Playroom: Therapy for kids
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, RPT
Verified
Amarillo, TX 79106
I own Yellow City Playroom: Therapy for kids. I believe that every child is capable of healing. Therapy should be a partnership between therapist and client, and together, we will find a therapeutic method that works well for your family. My primary areas of focus include working with children and families to address needs related to behavioral struggles, depression, anxiety, and relationship disruptions. I believe that play is the universal language of children, and that through play therapy experiences, children are able to make sense of their world and heal.
I own Yellow City Playroom: Therapy for kids. I believe that every child is capable of healing. Therapy should be a partnership between therapist and client, and together, we will find a therapeutic method that works well for your family. My primary areas of focus include working with children and families to address needs related to behavioral struggles, depression, anxiety, and relationship disruptions. I believe that play is the universal language of children, and that through play therapy experiences, children are able to make sense of their world and heal.
(405) 400-0954 View (405) 400-0954
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Cassie Lyon - Lpc-Associate Supervised By Sharyn Delgado Lpc-S
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MEd
Verified
Amarillo, TX 79106
Taking new clients - Immediate openings! We all go through challenging times and it can be hard to know where to start. Difficulties, hardships, and stress are a part of life. Regardless of your life's journey and obstacles, I can help. Counseling is a process we will explore and grow together! I believe in people’s ability to heal and progress after difficult experiences.
Taking new clients - Immediate openings! We all go through challenging times and it can be hard to know where to start. Difficulties, hardships, and stress are a part of life. Regardless of your life's journey and obstacles, I can help. Counseling is a process we will explore and grow together! I believe in people’s ability to heal and progress after difficult experiences.
(806) 513-0987 View (806) 513-0987

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Number of Therapists in 79106

40+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 79106 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
98% Anxiety
83% Trauma and PTSD
78% Coping Skills
75% Grief
73% Family Conflict
73% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
85% Aetna
85% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 79106 see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 79106?

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.