Photo of Eileen R. Borris, Psychologist in 85253, AZ
Eileen R. Borris
Psychologist
Verified Verified
As a psychologist I have extensive experience in providing both brief counseling, long term in depth psychotherapy as well as marriage and relationship counseling. I know what anxiety and depression feel like. I know how difficult relationships can be. I know the pain you feel when you have been betrayed, especially when there has been an affair. I also know how emotionally difficult and alone people feel when going through a divorce. With any situation I will help you gain greater clarity as to what steps to take next. For those interested in wanting to forgive, I can help you learn how to forgive and support spiritual journeys.
As a psychologist I have extensive experience in providing both brief counseling, long term in depth psychotherapy as well as marriage and relationship counseling. I know what anxiety and depression feel like. I know how difficult relationships can be. I know the pain you feel when you have been betrayed, especially when there has been an affair. I also know how emotionally difficult and alone people feel when going through a divorce. With any situation I will help you gain greater clarity as to what steps to take next. For those interested in wanting to forgive, I can help you learn how to forgive and support spiritual journeys.
(480) 712-5794 View (480) 712-5794
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Dr. Angela Stillman
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85253  (Online Only)
Struggling with stress, unhappiness, anxiety, or even chronic illness that affects your day-to-day life, relationships, and school or work? Are limiting beliefs and unhelpful subconscious programming keeping you from your goals and aspirations? Do you wonder if life could be better and feel more fulfilling? Your struggles are real and deserve attention! I offer 2-3 day virtual Intensive Therapeutic Programs (6-9 hours) to help you kickstart your healing journey. This is a perfect fit for those who cannot necessarily commit to weekly therapy and desire expedited benefits from therapy.
Struggling with stress, unhappiness, anxiety, or even chronic illness that affects your day-to-day life, relationships, and school or work? Are limiting beliefs and unhelpful subconscious programming keeping you from your goals and aspirations? Do you wonder if life could be better and feel more fulfilling? Your struggles are real and deserve attention! I offer 2-3 day virtual Intensive Therapeutic Programs (6-9 hours) to help you kickstart your healing journey. This is a perfect fit for those who cannot necessarily commit to weekly therapy and desire expedited benefits from therapy.
(817) 785-9015 View (817) 785-9015
Photo of Susan E. Schwartz, Psychologist in 85253, AZ
Susan E. Schwartz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Finding yourself is a complex and ultimately rewarding journey affecting mind, body and soul. It requires listening to the sadness and confusion when life has become meaningless, depressing, anxiety ridden and overwhelming. Our potential lies in the unconscious with its knowledge. This can be revealed through the Jungian analytical approach aimed at the present distress as it opens to future development. There we discover unknown personality aspects, the limiting attitudes, complexes and patterns working no longer. Their transformation moves us into our more authentic self. From this comes joy, creativity and hope.
Finding yourself is a complex and ultimately rewarding journey affecting mind, body and soul. It requires listening to the sadness and confusion when life has become meaningless, depressing, anxiety ridden and overwhelming. Our potential lies in the unconscious with its knowledge. This can be revealed through the Jungian analytical approach aimed at the present distress as it opens to future development. There we discover unknown personality aspects, the limiting attitudes, complexes and patterns working no longer. Their transformation moves us into our more authentic self. From this comes joy, creativity and hope.
(602) 508-8761 View (602) 508-8761
Photo of Alexis Tully, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 85253, AZ
Alexis Tully
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Alexis Tully is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Arizona who has been practicing since 2020. She graduated with her BSW and MSW from Arizona State University with a specialization in Child Welfare. Alexis takes a holistic approach to therapy, addressing not only the symptoms but also the underlying factors contributing to her clients' difficulties. Her goal is to empower clients and families to take an active role in their healing journey by fostering a collaborative and supportive environment to help them reach their goals.
Alexis Tully is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Arizona who has been practicing since 2020. She graduated with her BSW and MSW from Arizona State University with a specialization in Child Welfare. Alexis takes a holistic approach to therapy, addressing not only the symptoms but also the underlying factors contributing to her clients' difficulties. Her goal is to empower clients and families to take an active role in their healing journey by fostering a collaborative and supportive environment to help them reach their goals.
(480) 660-3424 View (480) 660-3424
Photo of Urmi Jani, Psychologist in 85253, AZ
Urmi Jani
Psychologist, MA, MS, PsyD
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
I specialize in providing psychological services to individuals striving for optimal health and vitality. I typically use a person-centered approach and utilize tailored interventions to meet the unique needs and goals of each patient. Grounded in empathy and respect, my therapeutic style fosters a safe and supportive environment where patients can explore challenges, gain insight, and cultivate resilience.
I specialize in providing psychological services to individuals striving for optimal health and vitality. I typically use a person-centered approach and utilize tailored interventions to meet the unique needs and goals of each patient. Grounded in empathy and respect, my therapeutic style fosters a safe and supportive environment where patients can explore challenges, gain insight, and cultivate resilience.
(480) 452-1047 View (480) 452-1047
Photo of Jamye Shelton, Psychologist in 85253, AZ
Jamye Shelton
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85253  (Online Only)
Dr. Shelton is an adult private practice sport and performance psychologist located in Scottsdale, AZ. She offers services through a variety of platforms including in-office visits, telephone, and virtual telepsychology appointments. Her practice utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy combined with performance psychology strategies to focus on examining the interaction between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to best achieve goals, improve functioning, and increase performance.
Dr. Shelton is an adult private practice sport and performance psychologist located in Scottsdale, AZ. She offers services through a variety of platforms including in-office visits, telephone, and virtual telepsychology appointments. Her practice utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy combined with performance psychology strategies to focus on examining the interaction between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to best achieve goals, improve functioning, and increase performance.
(480) 618-7970 View (480) 618-7970
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Louise Gottlob
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Louise Gottlob LISW-S, LCSW Licensed Independent Social Worker with a supervisor designation, Licensed Clinical Social Worker with almost 30 years of experience providing outpatient therapy services. Louise Gottlob has extensive training in areas of victimization, sexual abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder. She has had specialized training in solution focused psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT, and Critical Stress Debriefing. Louise Gottlob also enjoys using techniques of mindfulness, and self compassion.
Louise Gottlob LISW-S, LCSW Licensed Independent Social Worker with a supervisor designation, Licensed Clinical Social Worker with almost 30 years of experience providing outpatient therapy services. Louise Gottlob has extensive training in areas of victimization, sexual abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder. She has had specialized training in solution focused psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT, and Critical Stress Debriefing. Louise Gottlob also enjoys using techniques of mindfulness, and self compassion.
(440) 659-2405 View (440) 659-2405
Photo of Dr. Robert Buri, Psychologist in 85253, AZ
Dr. Robert Buri
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Thank you for reaching out! I am passionate about helping individuals maximize their potential and overcoming obstacles in life. With understanding and compassion, I offer a highly personalized approach to help individuals improve their mental health. I believe quality patient care involves learning a client’s unique experiences and preferences, meeting them where they are on their path in life, and empowering them to a purpose-driven life. With over 30 years of experience, I can walk with you through stressful times and help you achieve your goals. "Struggles don't disqualify us; they prepare us."
Thank you for reaching out! I am passionate about helping individuals maximize their potential and overcoming obstacles in life. With understanding and compassion, I offer a highly personalized approach to help individuals improve their mental health. I believe quality patient care involves learning a client’s unique experiences and preferences, meeting them where they are on their path in life, and empowering them to a purpose-driven life. With over 30 years of experience, I can walk with you through stressful times and help you achieve your goals. "Struggles don't disqualify us; they prepare us."
(480) 613-2754 View (480) 613-2754
Photo of Julie Ann Doherty, Counselor in 85253, AZ
Julie Ann Doherty
Counselor, MA, LCPC, ACHt, Coach
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85253  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you have trouble staying focused, concentrating, functioning normally? Most people that seek out my expertise do because they're either in crisis or struggling, and within a few sessions, they are feeling more in control, more peaceful, and more aware of their capabilities to manage their lives and relationships better.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you have trouble staying focused, concentrating, functioning normally? Most people that seek out my expertise do because they're either in crisis or struggling, and within a few sessions, they are feeling more in control, more peaceful, and more aware of their capabilities to manage their lives and relationships better.
(623) 280-2192 View (623) 280-2192
Photo of Isa Jones, Marriage & Family Therapist in 85253, AZ
Isa Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
As a Certified Sex and Relationship Therapist, I provide a safe, comfortable space to discuss and resolve difficult challenges. Together, we will work to create new possibilities, find hope and develop a plan so you can reach your personal and relational goals. I specialize in couples intimacy, communication, infidelity, eroticism and addressing specific sexual challenges. Some common challenges I treat include: Low Desire, Sexless or Awkward Sexual relationships, Erotic Conflicts, Early Ejaculation, Erectile Challenges, Pre-Orgasmic Women, Pain Associated with Sex, Compulsive Sexual Behaviors, Sexual Inhibitions, Sexual Trauma, Incompatible Fantasies, Alternative Love Styles, and Integrating Spirituality with Sexuality.
As a Certified Sex and Relationship Therapist, I provide a safe, comfortable space to discuss and resolve difficult challenges. Together, we will work to create new possibilities, find hope and develop a plan so you can reach your personal and relational goals. I specialize in couples intimacy, communication, infidelity, eroticism and addressing specific sexual challenges. Some common challenges I treat include: Low Desire, Sexless or Awkward Sexual relationships, Erotic Conflicts, Early Ejaculation, Erectile Challenges, Pre-Orgasmic Women, Pain Associated with Sex, Compulsive Sexual Behaviors, Sexual Inhibitions, Sexual Trauma, Incompatible Fantasies, Alternative Love Styles, and Integrating Spirituality with Sexuality.
(480) 426-8547 View (480) 426-8547
Photo of Heather Hillenbrand, Marriage & Family Therapist in 85253, AZ
Heather Hillenbrand
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
As a Sex and Relationship Therapist, I believe it is each person's birthright to have the knowledge, understanding, and support to achieve freedom of sexual expression. By offering a safe, collaborative, welcoming space, I provide support to individuals, couples, and relationships of all types for challenges within the area of sexuality. I provide a sex-positive therapy room affirming all sexual orientations and relationship types.
As a Sex and Relationship Therapist, I believe it is each person's birthright to have the knowledge, understanding, and support to achieve freedom of sexual expression. By offering a safe, collaborative, welcoming space, I provide support to individuals, couples, and relationships of all types for challenges within the area of sexuality. I provide a sex-positive therapy room affirming all sexual orientations and relationship types.
(480) 637-2185 View (480) 637-2185
Photo of Rebecca Nelson, Pre-Licensed Professional in 85253, AZ
Rebecca Nelson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT-I
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Not accepting new clients
I am passionate about helping individuals, and couples experience meaningful and authentic connections. Feeling emotionally disconnected from our partner, especially when the challenges are sexual in nature, can become increasingly difficult over time. By creating a safe and non-judgmental space, I help individuals, and couples feel comfortable discussing and overcoming difficult challenges in relationships and gaining the insight needed to create new, constructive communication patterns. As you feel seen, heard, and valued by your partner, you will experience more connection, passion, and pleasure in your relationships and life.
I am passionate about helping individuals, and couples experience meaningful and authentic connections. Feeling emotionally disconnected from our partner, especially when the challenges are sexual in nature, can become increasingly difficult over time. By creating a safe and non-judgmental space, I help individuals, and couples feel comfortable discussing and overcoming difficult challenges in relationships and gaining the insight needed to create new, constructive communication patterns. As you feel seen, heard, and valued by your partner, you will experience more connection, passion, and pleasure in your relationships and life.
Photo of Kim Glenn, Licensed Professional Counselor in 85253, AZ
Kim Glenn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CST
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85253  (Online Only)
As an AASECT certified sex and relationship therapist, I believe our sexuality, and our relationships with others are important contributors to our overall well-being. When we are out of sync with ourselves, or with the ones we love, we may experience anxiety, depression, fear, and shame. I provide a nurturing place where individuals and couples can learn to experience joy, curiosity, and acceptance of themselves, and with their significant others. I specialize in sexual challenges such as mismatched desire, low or absent desire, premature ejaculation, vaginismus, inability to achieve orgasm, and erotic injuries such as infidelity.
As an AASECT certified sex and relationship therapist, I believe our sexuality, and our relationships with others are important contributors to our overall well-being. When we are out of sync with ourselves, or with the ones we love, we may experience anxiety, depression, fear, and shame. I provide a nurturing place where individuals and couples can learn to experience joy, curiosity, and acceptance of themselves, and with their significant others. I specialize in sexual challenges such as mismatched desire, low or absent desire, premature ejaculation, vaginismus, inability to achieve orgasm, and erotic injuries such as infidelity.
(480) 418-2945 View (480) 418-2945
Photo of Diane Wagner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 85253, AZ
Diane Wagner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253  (Online Only)
Your well-being is the foundation that serves you in life and self-care can often fall to the bottom of the list. Although life may seem uneasy right now, addressing your own needs should not be seen as a selfish act, but rather a path to self-preservation. Reaching out for support is not always easy and getting the support you desire is the highest priority.
Your well-being is the foundation that serves you in life and self-care can often fall to the bottom of the list. Although life may seem uneasy right now, addressing your own needs should not be seen as a selfish act, but rather a path to self-preservation. Reaching out for support is not always easy and getting the support you desire is the highest priority.
(954) 982-8619 View (954) 982-8619
Photo of Brian Rice, Psychologist in 85253, AZ
Brian Rice
Psychologist, PhD, PMP
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Dr. Brian Rice is a Psychologist in Arizona who has been practicing since 1995. He graduated from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He also has a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute. Dr. Rice received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Emporia State University in Kansas, his Master of Science in Physical Education with a Specialization in Sport Psychology from the University of Idaho, and his Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
Dr. Brian Rice is a Psychologist in Arizona who has been practicing since 1995. He graduated from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He also has a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute. Dr. Rice received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Emporia State University in Kansas, his Master of Science in Physical Education with a Specialization in Sport Psychology from the University of Idaho, and his Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
(480) 531-5676 View (480) 531-5676
Photo of Dr. Kia A. Watkins, Psychologist in 85253, AZ
Dr. Kia A. Watkins
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Dr. Kia Watkins is a licensed clinical psychologist in Arizona with extensive clinical training treating a broad range of psychological issues including depression, anxiety, complex developmental trauma such as childhood sexual abuse and neglect, historical and multigenerational trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), grief/bereavement, existential concerns, identity conflict and confusion, and interpersonal distress. Her client care model centers the voices and needs of those individuals who enter into the therapeutic space.
Dr. Kia Watkins is a licensed clinical psychologist in Arizona with extensive clinical training treating a broad range of psychological issues including depression, anxiety, complex developmental trauma such as childhood sexual abuse and neglect, historical and multigenerational trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), grief/bereavement, existential concerns, identity conflict and confusion, and interpersonal distress. Her client care model centers the voices and needs of those individuals who enter into the therapeutic space.
(623) 304-7063 View (623) 304-7063
Photo of Koyun (Alice) Chi, Psychologist in 85253, AZ
Koyun (Alice) Chi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85253  (Online Only)
What does thriving mean to you? Each of us are on a journey toward thriving. Sometimes we get interrupted along the way by anxiety, fear, rejection, anger, sadness, and resentment. When we feel uncertain or stuck we might experience disconnection, lack of purpose, and loss of meaning. In such times, therapy offers a safe place to be heard, a trusted person to unpack our stories with, and a method for traveling through the layers of life’s ups and downs. I believe strongly that this present moment is an avenue for creating growth and change, that’s why I deeply value the transformative potential of therapy.
What does thriving mean to you? Each of us are on a journey toward thriving. Sometimes we get interrupted along the way by anxiety, fear, rejection, anger, sadness, and resentment. When we feel uncertain or stuck we might experience disconnection, lack of purpose, and loss of meaning. In such times, therapy offers a safe place to be heard, a trusted person to unpack our stories with, and a method for traveling through the layers of life’s ups and downs. I believe strongly that this present moment is an avenue for creating growth and change, that’s why I deeply value the transformative potential of therapy.
(480) 351-5340 View (480) 351-5340
Photo of Michelle Cermak, Licensed Professional Counselor in 85253, AZ
Michelle Cermak
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Michelle Cermak, our Licensed Professional Counselor, is passionate about helping you discover and understand the complex impact of trauma on one’s ability to self-regulate, as well as the associations between childhood adversity and health. . She provides a safe and supportive space to those that are struggling with mental health; battling emotional, behavioral and substance abuse barriers keeping them from leading a fulfilling life.
Michelle Cermak, our Licensed Professional Counselor, is passionate about helping you discover and understand the complex impact of trauma on one’s ability to self-regulate, as well as the associations between childhood adversity and health. . She provides a safe and supportive space to those that are struggling with mental health; battling emotional, behavioral and substance abuse barriers keeping them from leading a fulfilling life.
(623) 263-9268 View (623) 263-9268
Photo of Catherine Martyniuk, Psychologist in 85253, AZ
Catherine Martyniuk
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Release yourself from the burdens of anxiety, shame and guilt, and replace those with the liberation of solutions, forgiveness and peace. If you are ready for a change, I am eager to start this journey with you. If you are tired of being anxious and fearful, I can help you find peace and strength. If you are tired of being tired and depressed, I can help you find hope and wellness again. If you are struggling with goal achievement, I can help you find success! Two heads are better than one. We will work as a team to get you to your goals!
Release yourself from the burdens of anxiety, shame and guilt, and replace those with the liberation of solutions, forgiveness and peace. If you are ready for a change, I am eager to start this journey with you. If you are tired of being anxious and fearful, I can help you find peace and strength. If you are tired of being tired and depressed, I can help you find hope and wellness again. If you are struggling with goal achievement, I can help you find success! Two heads are better than one. We will work as a team to get you to your goals!
(480) 351-5340 View (480) 351-5340
Photo of Erin McGuire, Licensed Professional Counselor in 85253, AZ
Erin McGuire
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Erin McGuire is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Arizona who has been practicing since 2019. Erin took some time to figure out what she wanted to do in life so, after working in the field for several years, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Sciences in 2009 at York College of Pennsylvania and then went on to complete her Master’s in Professional Counseling with a specialization in trauma, abuse, and deprivation from Ottawa University in 2013. Erin has been working in the field since 2002 in a variety of capacities but has enjoyed working with youth in acute care and residential settings the most.
Erin McGuire is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Arizona who has been practicing since 2019. Erin took some time to figure out what she wanted to do in life so, after working in the field for several years, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Sciences in 2009 at York College of Pennsylvania and then went on to complete her Master’s in Professional Counseling with a specialization in trauma, abuse, and deprivation from Ottawa University in 2013. Erin has been working in the field since 2002 in a variety of capacities but has enjoyed working with youth in acute care and residential settings the most.
(480) 613-9426 View (480) 613-9426

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 85253

300+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 85253 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills
67% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aetna
62% BlueCross and BlueShield
54% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 85253 see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 85253?

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.