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Kimberly Matoka
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Taking the first step in counseling can be the most difficult one. I am committed to meeting each individual, couple, or family as unique and with their own journey in the present, from the past, and for the future. I offer a Christian focus to counseling for those who desire this. I am committed to providing a safe environment where clients can experience the freedom to explore their own beliefs and make their own choices regarding life and relationships. Every client, couple, or family brings their own perspective(s), and I look forward to getting to know each individual or system.
Taking the first step in counseling can be the most difficult one. I am committed to meeting each individual, couple, or family as unique and with their own journey in the present, from the past, and for the future. I offer a Christian focus to counseling for those who desire this. I am committed to providing a safe environment where clients can experience the freedom to explore their own beliefs and make their own choices regarding life and relationships. Every client, couple, or family brings their own perspective(s), and I look forward to getting to know each individual or system.
(480) 712-4225 View (480) 712-4225
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Michael A Hoyt
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
****I AM CURRENTLY CONDUCTING SESSIONS BY TELEHEALTH ONLY****I believe that you are utilizing the best coping skills you have available at any particular moment. Sometimes, despite best efforts, you might get stuck. You might feel like you have approached a problem area from all angles. Prolonged stress can make matters worse. It is not uncommon for life to feel, "out of balance." My philosophy is to try to re-gain balance. To feel like all parts of your life are in sync. Further, I believe that true happiness is possible once you reach your highest potential.
****I AM CURRENTLY CONDUCTING SESSIONS BY TELEHEALTH ONLY****I believe that you are utilizing the best coping skills you have available at any particular moment. Sometimes, despite best efforts, you might get stuck. You might feel like you have approached a problem area from all angles. Prolonged stress can make matters worse. It is not uncommon for life to feel, "out of balance." My philosophy is to try to re-gain balance. To feel like all parts of your life are in sync. Further, I believe that true happiness is possible once you reach your highest potential.
(602) 388-1013 View (602) 388-1013
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John Gossett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
I use an eclectic approach meeting each client where they are at and developing a treatment plan and approach that works for them. I work with clients and provide with guidance toward their goals. I have over 18 years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have training and experience as a psychotherapist and a behavioral health consultant. I have training in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), somatic therapy, EMDR, and have also been trained in other evidence-based practices. I have experience treating patients with mental health and substance use disorder.
I use an eclectic approach meeting each client where they are at and developing a treatment plan and approach that works for them. I work with clients and provide with guidance toward their goals. I have over 18 years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have training and experience as a psychotherapist and a behavioral health consultant. I have training in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), somatic therapy, EMDR, and have also been trained in other evidence-based practices. I have experience treating patients with mental health and substance use disorder.
(480) 567-9771 x1 View (480) 567-9771 x1
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Dena Tibsherany
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85254  (Online Only)
Are you navigating womanhood, parenthood, or both, seeking support as an individual or as a couple? As a therapist specializing in female empowerment, maternal, perinatal, and parental mental health, I guide women, mothers, and couples through the challenges of womanhood, pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond. Whether overwhelmed by emotions, looking to step into your female power, seeking identity amidst motherhood, or strengthening bonds as partners, I offer a nurturing space for growth. Together, we navigate the complexities of womanhood, motherhood, and parenthood, fostering resilience and well-being.
Are you navigating womanhood, parenthood, or both, seeking support as an individual or as a couple? As a therapist specializing in female empowerment, maternal, perinatal, and parental mental health, I guide women, mothers, and couples through the challenges of womanhood, pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond. Whether overwhelmed by emotions, looking to step into your female power, seeking identity amidst motherhood, or strengthening bonds as partners, I offer a nurturing space for growth. Together, we navigate the complexities of womanhood, motherhood, and parenthood, fostering resilience and well-being.
(602) 560-7134 View (602) 560-7134
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Ami Owen
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CCTP, CCTS
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Dr. Ami Owen received her undergraduate degree in Social Science/Psychology. She received her Master’s in Family Therapy with an advanced emphasis on families and trauma. Dr. Owen also received a Doctorate in Counseling and is a Clinically Certified Trauma Professional. She is Licensed in TX, ID, WA, AZ, FL, CA, UT and a nationally approved supervisor through the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT). She takes delight in mentoring therapists on the complexities of family systems and consults with providers across the country to improve systems approaches.
Dr. Ami Owen received her undergraduate degree in Social Science/Psychology. She received her Master’s in Family Therapy with an advanced emphasis on families and trauma. Dr. Owen also received a Doctorate in Counseling and is a Clinically Certified Trauma Professional. She is Licensed in TX, ID, WA, AZ, FL, CA, UT and a nationally approved supervisor through the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT). She takes delight in mentoring therapists on the complexities of family systems and consults with providers across the country to improve systems approaches.
(602) 691-7820 View (602) 691-7820
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Kristen Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LISAC, MAPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor as well as Owner and Director of Living Hope Counseling. I have a passion and have enjoyed providing effective treatement for: Relational issues, Marriage/Premarital counseling, Post traumatic stress disorder, Women's issues. Infidelity/Imtimacy Recovery, Recent or past trauma loss, Addictions recovery, Anxieties depression, panic disorder and attachment issues. My desire is to create an environment where you feel safe and comfortable sharing your heart and story in a non judgemental environment.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor as well as Owner and Director of Living Hope Counseling. I have a passion and have enjoyed providing effective treatement for: Relational issues, Marriage/Premarital counseling, Post traumatic stress disorder, Women's issues. Infidelity/Imtimacy Recovery, Recent or past trauma loss, Addictions recovery, Anxieties depression, panic disorder and attachment issues. My desire is to create an environment where you feel safe and comfortable sharing your heart and story in a non judgemental environment.
(602) 492-3479 View (602) 492-3479
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Life Coaching For Men
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC, BCC
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
It can be stressful and overwhelming to be a man with the pressures of being a high achiever, financially successful, balancing personal & family relationships, and dealing with difficult life transitions. Many of the problems that we men face are not addressed because it is uncomfortable or difficult to find the right person who is trustworthy and can really help. Life Coaching for Men is a safe and confidential place where adult men (age 21 and older) can address their personal and professional issues in a comfortable office setting or in the convenience of their own home or anywhere via phone or video.
It can be stressful and overwhelming to be a man with the pressures of being a high achiever, financially successful, balancing personal & family relationships, and dealing with difficult life transitions. Many of the problems that we men face are not addressed because it is uncomfortable or difficult to find the right person who is trustworthy and can really help. Life Coaching for Men is a safe and confidential place where adult men (age 21 and older) can address their personal and professional issues in a comfortable office setting or in the convenience of their own home or anywhere via phone or video.
(480) 462-6764 View (480) 462-6764
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Bonnie Slater
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
What is more important than the quality of your life? Relationships are the cornerstones to your personal well being. I work to take a close look at bonds that continue to influence your present experience. I have worked extensively with couples, including pre-marital and marital, individuals, teens to address such issues depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem, relationships, substance abuse, grief, stress. My approach is strength based, goal-oriented, and includes cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, strategic intervention and family systems. Additionally I am trained to conduct EMDR.
What is more important than the quality of your life? Relationships are the cornerstones to your personal well being. I work to take a close look at bonds that continue to influence your present experience. I have worked extensively with couples, including pre-marital and marital, individuals, teens to address such issues depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem, relationships, substance abuse, grief, stress. My approach is strength based, goal-oriented, and includes cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, strategic intervention and family systems. Additionally I am trained to conduct EMDR.
(480) 525-5252 View (480) 525-5252
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Randy Kauk
MSN, APRN, ACNPCAG
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
I have been a medical professional for 14 years. I am a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner in six states, including Arizona, Michigan, Kansas, Florida, Nevada, and California. I have worked in a variety of settings including hospital medicine, primary care, chronic care management, acute rehabilitation, telemedicine, mental health, pain management, home health, MAT therapy, hospice, university teaching, and medical aesthetics.
I have been a medical professional for 14 years. I am a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner in six states, including Arizona, Michigan, Kansas, Florida, Nevada, and California. I have worked in a variety of settings including hospital medicine, primary care, chronic care management, acute rehabilitation, telemedicine, mental health, pain management, home health, MAT therapy, hospice, university teaching, and medical aesthetics.
(480) 613-7017 View (480) 613-7017
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Kayleigh Labbe
LAC, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
My passion as a mental health counselor lies in providing support to adults, kids, and families with a special focus on nurturing the well-being of children and adults. Child development is special to me. I firmly believe that these formative stages shape a person's identity. Im committed to creating safe and nurturing environments for all individuals, aiming to build securely attached relationships and supporting their growth into emotionally healthy individuals. My training emphasizes attachment science and is trauma-informed. I focus on helping individuals and families navigate their relationships through effective communication.
My passion as a mental health counselor lies in providing support to adults, kids, and families with a special focus on nurturing the well-being of children and adults. Child development is special to me. I firmly believe that these formative stages shape a person's identity. Im committed to creating safe and nurturing environments for all individuals, aiming to build securely attached relationships and supporting their growth into emotionally healthy individuals. My training emphasizes attachment science and is trauma-informed. I focus on helping individuals and families navigate their relationships through effective communication.
(480) 690-2838 View (480) 690-2838
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Jennifer L Pham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Waitlist for new clients
Life can sometimes move too fast, too slow, or just be a bit too much – it can throw you off-balance as things continue to change around you. You may feel overwhelmed, frustrated, or discouraged when you try so hard to get by but still feel like things are not going the way you wish it would. All of this is even harder when you have burdens from past traumas or aren’t sure where you want to go. The truth is that behind all the struggle, life curveballs and misunderstandings you may experience, there is strength within you that can be uncovered and brought to the forefront.
Life can sometimes move too fast, too slow, or just be a bit too much – it can throw you off-balance as things continue to change around you. You may feel overwhelmed, frustrated, or discouraged when you try so hard to get by but still feel like things are not going the way you wish it would. All of this is even harder when you have burdens from past traumas or aren’t sure where you want to go. The truth is that behind all the struggle, life curveballs and misunderstandings you may experience, there is strength within you that can be uncovered and brought to the forefront.
(602) 932-7850 View (602) 932-7850
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Chelsea Savastio
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
What would you do if you no longer felt tied down by your past? If you no longer felt something was “missing” from your life...that any symptoms of anxiety, depression, exhaustion, negative self talk and feelings of disconnection were gone? My passion is to help you uncover the answers to such questions and provide support throughout your counseling journey.
What would you do if you no longer felt tied down by your past? If you no longer felt something was “missing” from your life...that any symptoms of anxiety, depression, exhaustion, negative self talk and feelings of disconnection were gone? My passion is to help you uncover the answers to such questions and provide support throughout your counseling journey.
(602) 892-0432 View (602) 892-0432
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Katie Lingle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Katie Lingle is a dedicated and compassionate social worker, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to her role at Willis Counseling and Consulting. With a Master’s in Social Work and LMSW accreditation, Katie is committed to empowering individuals on their journey towards mental wellness.
Katie Lingle is a dedicated and compassionate social worker, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to her role at Willis Counseling and Consulting. With a Master’s in Social Work and LMSW accreditation, Katie is committed to empowering individuals on their journey towards mental wellness.
(602) 854-9602 View (602) 854-9602
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Linda Solheim
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85254  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I work with adults who have experienced trauma or life events that have resulted in unhelpful thoughts, beliefs, and feelings. You might notice them presenting as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and problems with relationships or performance. With a background in nursing, I appreciate how harmony between our thoughts, emotions, body, and spirit influences our health. Exploring those areas along with your life experiences, values, beliefs, and burdens, and identifying your internal resources helps to create more space for self-acceptance and change.
I work with adults who have experienced trauma or life events that have resulted in unhelpful thoughts, beliefs, and feelings. You might notice them presenting as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and problems with relationships or performance. With a background in nursing, I appreciate how harmony between our thoughts, emotions, body, and spirit influences our health. Exploring those areas along with your life experiences, values, beliefs, and burdens, and identifying your internal resources helps to create more space for self-acceptance and change.
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Zebunnessa “Zebby” M Ahmed
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Waitlist for new clients
The greatest power we have is our ability to choose one thought over another. It’s not the situation that affects us, it’s our interpretation. Sometimes it’s hard to take control and begin the process of change, but together we can work to bring mental clarity and mindfulness to begin experiencing life in a whole new light. There is resilience in us all and in our darkest moments we lose sight of our capabilities. No matter where you are in your journey, know there is always another way.
The greatest power we have is our ability to choose one thought over another. It’s not the situation that affects us, it’s our interpretation. Sometimes it’s hard to take control and begin the process of change, but together we can work to bring mental clarity and mindfulness to begin experiencing life in a whole new light. There is resilience in us all and in our darkest moments we lose sight of our capabilities. No matter where you are in your journey, know there is always another way.
(480) 685-8844 View (480) 685-8844
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Dr. Patricia Raya
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, Coach
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
I bring actionable strategies based on 40 years of combined experience and training in the corporate and therapeutic environments. My focus is to help clients make desired changes and strengthen the underlying mechanisms of happiness, better decision making, resilience, and self-determination. Together, we deal with reality as it unfolds in your daily life, silence the inner critic, and identify what you need to accomplish your goals. I ask my clients to actively participate, be curious, commit, and be open to changing your mind. My style is direct and collaborative. Let's get started and figure out what is going on in your life.
I bring actionable strategies based on 40 years of combined experience and training in the corporate and therapeutic environments. My focus is to help clients make desired changes and strengthen the underlying mechanisms of happiness, better decision making, resilience, and self-determination. Together, we deal with reality as it unfolds in your daily life, silence the inner critic, and identify what you need to accomplish your goals. I ask my clients to actively participate, be curious, commit, and be open to changing your mind. My style is direct and collaborative. Let's get started and figure out what is going on in your life.
(480) 573-7881 View (480) 573-7881
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Andrea Menhennet
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
I provide a caring and safe environment for clients experiencing difficulty in their relationships (romantic/family/friendships), life transitions, trauma, and any stress causing clients a disturbance. I view problems from a systems approach and study interactional and communication breakdowns. Emotional problems derive from faulty patterns in early life and often compound in severity. What makes my practice unique is how I navigate the mind/body/energy connection. Using all the modalities I’ve learned produces an effective treatment plan to work on your mental health.
I provide a caring and safe environment for clients experiencing difficulty in their relationships (romantic/family/friendships), life transitions, trauma, and any stress causing clients a disturbance. I view problems from a systems approach and study interactional and communication breakdowns. Emotional problems derive from faulty patterns in early life and often compound in severity. What makes my practice unique is how I navigate the mind/body/energy connection. Using all the modalities I’ve learned produces an effective treatment plan to work on your mental health.
(623) 292-4962 View (623) 292-4962
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Miranda Lewis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel like your anxiety is so intense that it’s making your decisions for you? Are intrusive thoughts and compulsions making you question your character or making your world feel unsafe? It’s hard to keep up with daily life when anxiety and intrusive thoughts make every decision feel paralyzing. Keeping up with work, family, friends, and the things that bring you joy start to feel tiring or impossible to achieve. If these words resonate with you, I see you and I’m here to help. I can help you work through the challenges you are facing and help you feel that hope and change exist for you.
Do you feel like your anxiety is so intense that it’s making your decisions for you? Are intrusive thoughts and compulsions making you question your character or making your world feel unsafe? It’s hard to keep up with daily life when anxiety and intrusive thoughts make every decision feel paralyzing. Keeping up with work, family, friends, and the things that bring you joy start to feel tiring or impossible to achieve. If these words resonate with you, I see you and I’m here to help. I can help you work through the challenges you are facing and help you feel that hope and change exist for you.
(623) 292-6492 View (623) 292-6492
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Dana L Anderson
Psychologist, PhD, EdM, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Are you considering therapy but have concerns about finding the "right" therapist or type of treatment? These are important considerations and the decision to seek therapy is a big step. The patient-therapist relationship is a critical component of therapy and it is important to choose as therapist that is a "good fit" for you. Every individual is unique with his/her own personal story and goals. Therefore, therapy must be tailored to the individual. I have training and experience in multiple therapeutic approaches (CBT, REBT, DBT, psychodynamic)
Are you considering therapy but have concerns about finding the "right" therapist or type of treatment? These are important considerations and the decision to seek therapy is a big step. The patient-therapist relationship is a critical component of therapy and it is important to choose as therapist that is a "good fit" for you. Every individual is unique with his/her own personal story and goals. Therefore, therapy must be tailored to the individual. I have training and experience in multiple therapeutic approaches (CBT, REBT, DBT, psychodynamic)
(480) 567-9771 View (480) 567-9771
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David Meer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Waitlist for new clients
You have the freedom to create the life that you choose. Rather than conforming and living out someone else’s vision, let’s work together to embrace and build upon the things that make you unique. I support a community that encourages people to use their abilities and talents by working with neurodivergent people and families to construct values, set goals, and clear the path toward a meaningful life. Let's maximize your strengths and learn how to manage the things that cause distress and harm your relationship with yourself and the world.
You have the freedom to create the life that you choose. Rather than conforming and living out someone else’s vision, let’s work together to embrace and build upon the things that make you unique. I support a community that encourages people to use their abilities and talents by working with neurodivergent people and families to construct values, set goals, and clear the path toward a meaningful life. Let's maximize your strengths and learn how to manage the things that cause distress and harm your relationship with yourself and the world.
(480) 531-1076 View (480) 531-1076

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 85254

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 85254 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
75% Trauma and PTSD
73% Stress
72% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
78% BlueCross and BlueShield
59% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 85254 see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 85254?

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.