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Mary Squires Moran
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Chandler, AZ 85226
Not accepting new clients
I am a firm believer that therapy is for anyone and everyone who wants to have increased positive experiences or to have healthier relationships with family, friends or a life partner. Depression, anxiety, sadness, isolation; all of these can feel overwhelming and prevent us from participating in the things we enjoy or even trying new things. Many of the issues we experience in our daily lives stem from skills we have not been able to develop, and my passion is to help you along this journey of finding and cultivating those skills. Finding fulfillment in life is something you deserve and therapy can be that beneficial step.
I am a firm believer that therapy is for anyone and everyone who wants to have increased positive experiences or to have healthier relationships with family, friends or a life partner. Depression, anxiety, sadness, isolation; all of these can feel overwhelming and prevent us from participating in the things we enjoy or even trying new things. Many of the issues we experience in our daily lives stem from skills we have not been able to develop, and my passion is to help you along this journey of finding and cultivating those skills. Finding fulfillment in life is something you deserve and therapy can be that beneficial step.
(480) 618-7544 View (480) 618-7544
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Amy M Safier
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chandler, AZ 85226
Waitlist for new clients
My greatest reward as a counselor is helping my clients explore ways to make changes in their lives that will allow them to look forward to the future with hope. I provide my clients with a warm, nonjudgmental environment-a safe place to explore the issues throughout the counseling journey. I hold a Master Degree in Community Counseling and am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am also a Certified Trauma Professional. I have worked in the behavioral health field with children and adults since 2001.
My greatest reward as a counselor is helping my clients explore ways to make changes in their lives that will allow them to look forward to the future with hope. I provide my clients with a warm, nonjudgmental environment-a safe place to explore the issues throughout the counseling journey. I hold a Master Degree in Community Counseling and am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am also a Certified Trauma Professional. I have worked in the behavioral health field with children and adults since 2001.
(602) 910-3966 View (602) 910-3966
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Aaron Aster
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Chandler, AZ 85226  (Online Only)
I help people find hope, heal and put their mind at ease. I understand it may be challenging at times to open up and trust the therapeutic process and I believe that being comfortable with your therapist is the main indicator of treatment success. Working with me you may notice I am laid-back, warm, and humorous. Many have told me that they felt heard, understood, respected, and seen. In addition to processing or learning new skills to help you manage anxiety, emotions, stress, or depression, my non-judgmental approach may help you feel safe to open up and start making progress toward your life goals.
I help people find hope, heal and put their mind at ease. I understand it may be challenging at times to open up and trust the therapeutic process and I believe that being comfortable with your therapist is the main indicator of treatment success. Working with me you may notice I am laid-back, warm, and humorous. Many have told me that they felt heard, understood, respected, and seen. In addition to processing or learning new skills to help you manage anxiety, emotions, stress, or depression, my non-judgmental approach may help you feel safe to open up and start making progress toward your life goals.
(520) 595-4545 View (520) 595-4545
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The Addiction Recovery Evolution, LLC
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LISAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chandler, AZ 85226
We specialize in providing State funded treatment for problem and compulsive gambling, in a safe and confidential setting. We also treat drug/alcohol addiction. We offer group, individual, family, and couples counseling to adults of all ages. We work with addicts, spouses, affected members, and families during the treatment process to develop a customized approach that best meets each person’s individual needs.
We specialize in providing State funded treatment for problem and compulsive gambling, in a safe and confidential setting. We also treat drug/alcohol addiction. We offer group, individual, family, and couples counseling to adults of all ages. We work with addicts, spouses, affected members, and families during the treatment process to develop a customized approach that best meets each person’s individual needs.
(623) 254-5669 View (623) 254-5669
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Embark Behavioral Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Chandler, AZ 85226  (Online Only)
Our therapists are committed to providing your family with the most accessible online therapy to help your adolescent, teenager, or young adult age 12-28 throughout their healing journey. That's why we offer a virtual intensive outpatient program (IOP), providing you with premium online mental health treatment and support. Our insurance-reimbursed virtual intensive outpatient program connects you to a managed care coordination team through our secure patient portal. This is a convenient way for your adolescent, teen, and family to receive our high-quality care when attending in person is not an option.
Our therapists are committed to providing your family with the most accessible online therapy to help your adolescent, teenager, or young adult age 12-28 throughout their healing journey. That's why we offer a virtual intensive outpatient program (IOP), providing you with premium online mental health treatment and support. Our insurance-reimbursed virtual intensive outpatient program connects you to a managed care coordination team through our secure patient portal. This is a convenient way for your adolescent, teen, and family to receive our high-quality care when attending in person is not an option.
(623) 343-6129 View (623) 343-6129
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Arizona Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Chandler, AZ 85226
Our team is here to help you! The Clinic was launched to honor our mission of serving the community by providing affordable and inclusive therapy services at the highest level of care, while offering quality training and development to clinicians. Our team is committed to creating a welcoming and safe environment for individuals, couples, and families of all lifestyles and stages of their relationships. We offer affordable therapy options starting at $40 per hour with one of our Graduate Clinical Interns, as well as options with highly experienced therapists that have been practicing for 10-20+ years. We have someone for everyone!
Our team is here to help you! The Clinic was launched to honor our mission of serving the community by providing affordable and inclusive therapy services at the highest level of care, while offering quality training and development to clinicians. Our team is committed to creating a welcoming and safe environment for individuals, couples, and families of all lifestyles and stages of their relationships. We offer affordable therapy options starting at $40 per hour with one of our Graduate Clinical Interns, as well as options with highly experienced therapists that have been practicing for 10-20+ years. We have someone for everyone!
(520) 412-2818 View (520) 412-2818
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Audrey B Jung
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, LPCC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Chandler, AZ 85226
Navigating life’s transitions and challenges can be daunting, but I am here to support you every step of the way. With nearly 30 years of experience in Arizona, I offer a depth of understanding and expertise in addressing relationship issues, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress reduction, and tobacco cessation. I am a Board Certified Counselor (NBCC) and a member of AMHCA and APA. Let’s work together to create positive change in your life.
Navigating life’s transitions and challenges can be daunting, but I am here to support you every step of the way. With nearly 30 years of experience in Arizona, I offer a depth of understanding and expertise in addressing relationship issues, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress reduction, and tobacco cessation. I am a Board Certified Counselor (NBCC) and a member of AMHCA and APA. Let’s work together to create positive change in your life.
(480) 787-0131 x5 View (480) 787-0131 x5
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Mayo Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Chandler, AZ 85226  (Online Only)
Life happens for all of us and trauma can be a part of it. When we experience trauma it's important to have someone that you trust to help. I'm here. Having experienced my own trauma and sought help for issues I had, I know how important it is to trust a therapist to be there for you. I am here to help guide you through the healing process and restore hope. I became a Certified Counseling Trauma Professional and EMDR Therapist out of my desire to build hope and help those that are feeling helpless. Give me a call and we can walk the path of recovery together.
Life happens for all of us and trauma can be a part of it. When we experience trauma it's important to have someone that you trust to help. I'm here. Having experienced my own trauma and sought help for issues I had, I know how important it is to trust a therapist to be there for you. I am here to help guide you through the healing process and restore hope. I became a Certified Counseling Trauma Professional and EMDR Therapist out of my desire to build hope and help those that are feeling helpless. Give me a call and we can walk the path of recovery together.
(623) 688-8010 View (623) 688-8010
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Cody Weldon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Chandler, AZ 85226
Have you grown concerned for yourself or your relationship? It could be arguing... anxiety...depression...or isolation...or maybe you aren't exactly sure and are looking for an expert's second opinion. Oftentimes the clients who come to see me are coming to therapy for the first time and don't exactly know what to expect. Or they have done therapy in the past but didn't find it to be that helpful because all their previous therapist did was let them talk for an hour each week.
Have you grown concerned for yourself or your relationship? It could be arguing... anxiety...depression...or isolation...or maybe you aren't exactly sure and are looking for an expert's second opinion. Oftentimes the clients who come to see me are coming to therapy for the first time and don't exactly know what to expect. Or they have done therapy in the past but didn't find it to be that helpful because all their previous therapist did was let them talk for an hour each week.
(623) 254-5207 View (623) 254-5207
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Elaine Collins
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Chandler, AZ 85226
Are you struggling to communicate with your partner without arguing or breaking down? Are you feeling more disconnected or distant? Do you have trust issues from infidelity, finances, or dishonesty? Are you being challenged to rebuild the foundation for your relationship? Are you experiencing differences in priorities and values that are leading to conflict and tension in your relationship?
Are you struggling to communicate with your partner without arguing or breaking down? Are you feeling more disconnected or distant? Do you have trust issues from infidelity, finances, or dishonesty? Are you being challenged to rebuild the foundation for your relationship? Are you experiencing differences in priorities and values that are leading to conflict and tension in your relationship?
(480) 498-0233 View (480) 498-0233
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Robin DiRoberts
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Chandler, AZ 85226  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families as they navigate through various difficult situations and mental health presentations. Clients are assessed, and with them, a unique, meaningful, and strength-based treatment plan is developed. Meeting clients where they are is the number one priority, and through the use of various therapeutic strategies and a healthy and positive therapeutic relationship, clients are encouraged to identify and work through that which prevents them from living an authentic, rewarding, and fulfilling life.
I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families as they navigate through various difficult situations and mental health presentations. Clients are assessed, and with them, a unique, meaningful, and strength-based treatment plan is developed. Meeting clients where they are is the number one priority, and through the use of various therapeutic strategies and a healthy and positive therapeutic relationship, clients are encouraged to identify and work through that which prevents them from living an authentic, rewarding, and fulfilling life.
(520) 645-5542 View (520) 645-5542
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Dr. Zoë Teresa Folts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DBH, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chandler, AZ 85226
Dr. Folts sees clients facing a variety of issues with offices in Arizona and Florida. Life presents us with circumstances; at times challenging our relationships and ourselves. Therapy can be a catalyst in the discovery of creative and viable solutions, or in the personal work toward acceptance. Dr. Folts brings a wealth of experience and training. She has been a faculty member with Maricopa Community Colleges and counseled students, employees and faculty in her work with Arizona State University. Dr Folts' doctoral research included depression, anxiety, chronic/prolonged illness, as well as those facing terminal diagnosis.
Dr. Folts sees clients facing a variety of issues with offices in Arizona and Florida. Life presents us with circumstances; at times challenging our relationships and ourselves. Therapy can be a catalyst in the discovery of creative and viable solutions, or in the personal work toward acceptance. Dr. Folts brings a wealth of experience and training. She has been a faculty member with Maricopa Community Colleges and counseled students, employees and faculty in her work with Arizona State University. Dr Folts' doctoral research included depression, anxiety, chronic/prolonged illness, as well as those facing terminal diagnosis.
(602) 671-2607 View (602) 671-2607
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Nanette Marie Holt
Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified Verified
Chandler, AZ 85226
Stuck? Ready to move on in life? You've already taken the first step by making the effort to find someone to help. I have over 35 years of experience in helping individual and couples navigate change, heal painful trauma, improve communication, and build a more meaningful lives. Whether you have hit a crisis, are dealing with life changes, are struggling to overcome a painful past, or have a desire to dig deeper into personal development, I would be happy to help you on your journey of healing.
Stuck? Ready to move on in life? You've already taken the first step by making the effort to find someone to help. I have over 35 years of experience in helping individual and couples navigate change, heal painful trauma, improve communication, and build a more meaningful lives. Whether you have hit a crisis, are dealing with life changes, are struggling to overcome a painful past, or have a desire to dig deeper into personal development, I would be happy to help you on your journey of healing.
(602) 734-5993 View (602) 734-5993
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Desert Lily Therapy - Thalia Diaz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chandler, AZ 85226  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Arizona and California. My passion is to help people who struggle with childhood trauma, depression, grief, and/or anxiety to process their life stories, strengthen their sense of identity, and develop the skills needed for the life they desire. I am aware that the times in which talk-therapy is sought out are also the times in which life feels overwhelming. Whatever that struggle may be, I believe that the human spirit is strong and capable of healing. I am passionate about working alongside my clients to heal those wounds and setting them up to live their best life!
Hi, I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Arizona and California. My passion is to help people who struggle with childhood trauma, depression, grief, and/or anxiety to process their life stories, strengthen their sense of identity, and develop the skills needed for the life they desire. I am aware that the times in which talk-therapy is sought out are also the times in which life feels overwhelming. Whatever that struggle may be, I believe that the human spirit is strong and capable of healing. I am passionate about working alongside my clients to heal those wounds and setting them up to live their best life!
(480) 420-6741 View (480) 420-6741
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Jill K. Cruz
Marriage & Family Therapist, BSN, MAS-MFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chandler, AZ 85226
Losing hope things can change? I have been working with individuals, families, and couples for over a decade on how to overcome some of the most difficult and perplexing relational issues. My approach is direct and simple, to identify specific patterns, limiting beliefs or behaviors that lead to ineffective outcomes. I work collaboratively with my clients, using unique and innovative methods to gain understanding on root causes, and develop strength- based solutions to create a path for authentic and lasting change. I am also a pioneer in both the creation and facilitation of intensive therapeutic services here at our clinic.
Losing hope things can change? I have been working with individuals, families, and couples for over a decade on how to overcome some of the most difficult and perplexing relational issues. My approach is direct and simple, to identify specific patterns, limiting beliefs or behaviors that lead to ineffective outcomes. I work collaboratively with my clients, using unique and innovative methods to gain understanding on root causes, and develop strength- based solutions to create a path for authentic and lasting change. I am also a pioneer in both the creation and facilitation of intensive therapeutic services here at our clinic.
(480) 405-1981 View (480) 405-1981
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Janice Motoike
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Chandler, AZ 85226  (Online Only)
I use a client-centered approach to match my clients' preferences and, draw from my interdependent cultural background. I like to gain an understanding of my clients in context like where they come from, where they are now, and where they would like to be. I use the term “mental wellness” to indicate a state of being when a person can feel satisfaction and enjoy life regardless of their current situation or obstacles — when a person can use their strengths and resources to challenge life situations or circumstances. Through psychotherapy, I support the process of exploration, growth, and change.
I use a client-centered approach to match my clients' preferences and, draw from my interdependent cultural background. I like to gain an understanding of my clients in context like where they come from, where they are now, and where they would like to be. I use the term “mental wellness” to indicate a state of being when a person can feel satisfaction and enjoy life regardless of their current situation or obstacles — when a person can use their strengths and resources to challenge life situations or circumstances. Through psychotherapy, I support the process of exploration, growth, and change.
(520) 341-6498 View (520) 341-6498
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Stephanie Butler
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LAMFT
Verified Verified
Chandler, AZ 85226
Relationships never start off difficult. Disappointment, pain, betrayal, distance, emotional shut-off are all among the myriad reasons they become difficult. Often times the distance between two people can feel insurmountable. A trained and effective therapist is able to bridge that gap and provide guidance and support on the journey back to relational health. Research shows most people wait 6 years to seek therapy. By this time, the sparks of discontent have become a fiery inferno and the help of a professional is invaluable in the process of healing and reconciliation.
Relationships never start off difficult. Disappointment, pain, betrayal, distance, emotional shut-off are all among the myriad reasons they become difficult. Often times the distance between two people can feel insurmountable. A trained and effective therapist is able to bridge that gap and provide guidance and support on the journey back to relational health. Research shows most people wait 6 years to seek therapy. By this time, the sparks of discontent have become a fiery inferno and the help of a professional is invaluable in the process of healing and reconciliation.
(602) 497-0241 View (602) 497-0241
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Diana Hernandez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MPC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chandler, AZ 85226
Waitlist for new clients
Congratulations!! You have taken the first step to a new journey of personal growth filled with fresh perspectives; thus, expanding your potential. Fleur-de-Lis Counseling, PLLC, passionately believes in the holistic approach to therapy - uniting physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health along with social factors within our unique lives. The holistic approach is fundamental to both set and reach therapeutic goals, which will ultimately guide this process toward a successful outcome.
Congratulations!! You have taken the first step to a new journey of personal growth filled with fresh perspectives; thus, expanding your potential. Fleur-de-Lis Counseling, PLLC, passionately believes in the holistic approach to therapy - uniting physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health along with social factors within our unique lives. The holistic approach is fundamental to both set and reach therapeutic goals, which will ultimately guide this process toward a successful outcome.
(520) 391-6662 View (520) 391-6662
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Partners In Resiliency Julie Barbour
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chandler, AZ 85226
There they are again. The feelings of fear, worry, stress, powerlessness and shame. These feelings keep you stuck and make you feel miserable. I’d like to offer my services to you. Relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, and attachment issues are all reasons why men and women seek my services. Additionally, I have treated teenagers and children in the foster care system using expressive therapies. Intially many clients report: “I’m at the end of my rope;” “The same stuff keeps happening to me;” “A part of me just doesn’t feel right.” I've been helping people step out of that story for over twenty years.
There they are again. The feelings of fear, worry, stress, powerlessness and shame. These feelings keep you stuck and make you feel miserable. I’d like to offer my services to you. Relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, and attachment issues are all reasons why men and women seek my services. Additionally, I have treated teenagers and children in the foster care system using expressive therapies. Intially many clients report: “I’m at the end of my rope;” “The same stuff keeps happening to me;” “A part of me just doesn’t feel right.” I've been helping people step out of that story for over twenty years.
(602) 536-8465 View (602) 536-8465
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Jessie Beliard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Chandler, AZ 85226
Therapy is an intimate process; revealing feelings might feel scary and uncomfortable. My greatest reward as a counselor is helping my clients explore ways to make changes in their lives that will allow them to look forward to the future with hope. I provide my clients with a warm, nonjudgmental environment and safe place to explore the issues throughout the counseling journey. I use a variety of approaches for individual or group counseling to help my clients, depending on individual needs. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I’m certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors NBCC.
Therapy is an intimate process; revealing feelings might feel scary and uncomfortable. My greatest reward as a counselor is helping my clients explore ways to make changes in their lives that will allow them to look forward to the future with hope. I provide my clients with a warm, nonjudgmental environment and safe place to explore the issues throughout the counseling journey. I use a variety of approaches for individual or group counseling to help my clients, depending on individual needs. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I’m certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors NBCC.
(602) 857-9870 View (602) 857-9870
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Number of Therapists in 85226

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 85226 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
72% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress
68% Coping Skills
66% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
64% Cigna and Evernorth
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 85226 see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 85226?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.