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Christina Liakopoulos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85266
Welcome to EMPOWER YOU EXPERTS! I have over 22 years of diverse experience, and hold Clinical Social Work Licenses in Arizona, Illinois, and Indiana. My focus is to guide you towards becoming unstuck and creating positive changes in your life, such as alleviating anxiety and depression, reducing stress, restoring love and family relationships, healing past and present wounds, and transforming anger into positive, constructive emotions and actions. I offer a FREE phone consultation prior to your first appointment and a Sliding Fee Scale. In addition, I provide therapy in English and in Greek.
Welcome to EMPOWER YOU EXPERTS! I have over 22 years of diverse experience, and hold Clinical Social Work Licenses in Arizona, Illinois, and Indiana. My focus is to guide you towards becoming unstuck and creating positive changes in your life, such as alleviating anxiety and depression, reducing stress, restoring love and family relationships, healing past and present wounds, and transforming anger into positive, constructive emotions and actions. I offer a FREE phone consultation prior to your first appointment and a Sliding Fee Scale. In addition, I provide therapy in English and in Greek.
(480) 848-4411 View (480) 848-4411
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Renee Ellen Siegel
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LISAC, NCGC-II, LMT, HHP
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85266
I specialize in 3 areas: relationships, addiction recovery & wellness. Using a holistic approach, I work with clients to identify underlying issues and concerns that keep clients from making sustainable change, while creating an environment where clients feel valued and safe. I use the Enneagram of personality typology with clients so they can identify their mental, emotional, and behavioral patterns and raise self-awareness. Clients are introduced to Enneagram type based practices they can use on their own to sustain desired change.
I specialize in 3 areas: relationships, addiction recovery & wellness. Using a holistic approach, I work with clients to identify underlying issues and concerns that keep clients from making sustainable change, while creating an environment where clients feel valued and safe. I use the Enneagram of personality typology with clients so they can identify their mental, emotional, and behavioral patterns and raise self-awareness. Clients are introduced to Enneagram type based practices they can use on their own to sustain desired change.
(480) 269-9745 View (480) 269-9745
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Sarah Freitag
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85266  (Online Only)
Does life currently feel like you are just existing, surviving, reacting, or coping? Are you lacking real connection to yourself or others? Do you strive to feel more balanced and engage in behaviors that align with your values and goals? Excessive worry, lack of motivation, social isolation, and loss of self-worth are just a few of the symptoms that can be experienced from suffering trauma, grief, anxiety, or depression. Whether you are looking for a therapist for the first time or need to start back up, you have come to the right place.
Does life currently feel like you are just existing, surviving, reacting, or coping? Are you lacking real connection to yourself or others? Do you strive to feel more balanced and engage in behaviors that align with your values and goals? Excessive worry, lack of motivation, social isolation, and loss of self-worth are just a few of the symptoms that can be experienced from suffering trauma, grief, anxiety, or depression. Whether you are looking for a therapist for the first time or need to start back up, you have come to the right place.
(480) 908-9109 View (480) 908-9109
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Psychotherapy for the Soul
PhD
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85266
Unlock your potential to heal and restore your soul with Dr. Grayden’s unique synthesis of therapeutic approaches Specializing in integrative therapies consisting of the Mind, Body & Spirit. Healing through traditional Psychotherapy, Meditation, Sound Healing & Reiki. These new paths to recovery activate the brain’s natural neuroplasticity to rewire disturbed functioning and rebuild step by step the ability to “know what you know and feel what you feel.” They also offer experiences that directly counteract the helplessness and invisibility associated with trauma, enabling adults and children to reclaim ownership of their body.
Unlock your potential to heal and restore your soul with Dr. Grayden’s unique synthesis of therapeutic approaches Specializing in integrative therapies consisting of the Mind, Body & Spirit. Healing through traditional Psychotherapy, Meditation, Sound Healing & Reiki. These new paths to recovery activate the brain’s natural neuroplasticity to rewire disturbed functioning and rebuild step by step the ability to “know what you know and feel what you feel.” They also offer experiences that directly counteract the helplessness and invisibility associated with trauma, enabling adults and children to reclaim ownership of their body.
(480) 237-9776 View (480) 237-9776
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Lisa Lavella
Psychologist, PsyD, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85266
Welcome to EMPOWER YOU EXPERTS! I have over 22 years of diverse experience, and hold Clinical Psychologist Licenses in Arizona and Illinois. My focus is to guide you towards becoming unstuck and creating positive changes in your life, such as alleviating anxiety and depression, reducing stress, restoring love and family relationships, healing past and present wounds, and transforming anger into positive, constructive emotions and actions. I offer a FREE phone consultation prior to your first appointment and a Sliding Fee Scale.
Welcome to EMPOWER YOU EXPERTS! I have over 22 years of diverse experience, and hold Clinical Psychologist Licenses in Arizona and Illinois. My focus is to guide you towards becoming unstuck and creating positive changes in your life, such as alleviating anxiety and depression, reducing stress, restoring love and family relationships, healing past and present wounds, and transforming anger into positive, constructive emotions and actions. I offer a FREE phone consultation prior to your first appointment and a Sliding Fee Scale.
(480) 848-4411 View (480) 848-4411
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Dr. Lindsay Okonowsky
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85266  (Online Only)
My priority is fostering a confidential and caring working relationship through which you can explore both areas of growth and strength. My training and experience in multiple unique settings with a diverse client base has helped me to develop a strong belief in individuals’ power to bring sustainable change to their lives. I acknowledge the difficulty involved in taking the first steps toward initiating psychotherapy. Please reach out for individual or couple’s therapy consultation if you have general questions or would like to determine whether I would be a good fit to address your needs.
My priority is fostering a confidential and caring working relationship through which you can explore both areas of growth and strength. My training and experience in multiple unique settings with a diverse client base has helped me to develop a strong belief in individuals’ power to bring sustainable change to their lives. I acknowledge the difficulty involved in taking the first steps toward initiating psychotherapy. Please reach out for individual or couple’s therapy consultation if you have general questions or would like to determine whether I would be a good fit to address your needs.
(214) 919-3516 View (214) 919-3516
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Saige Sola
Counselor, MS, LAC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85266  (Online Only)
Saige’s area of specialty. She will assist you in diagnosis, treatment planning, and better understanding your symptoms. Saige prefers a gentler approach, and likes to focus on building a client’s confidence and values in sessions. She is passionate about building up her client’s sense of self-worth, confidence, and esteem and enjoys watching her clients find happiness through their growth.
Saige’s area of specialty. She will assist you in diagnosis, treatment planning, and better understanding your symptoms. Saige prefers a gentler approach, and likes to focus on building a client’s confidence and values in sessions. She is passionate about building up her client’s sense of self-worth, confidence, and esteem and enjoys watching her clients find happiness through their growth.
(480) 485-0261 View (480) 485-0261
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Jaymie Kaczmarek
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CFC
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85266  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Mental Health Therapist, Custody Evaluator, and Parent Coordinator in private practice with over 20 years of experience in custody dispute and parenting time issues. I specialize in co-parenting, parental alienation, parenting estrangement, and parent-child relationship issues. I also work with teens and adults with addiction issues, social barriers, self-harm behaviors, anxiety, and depression. I strive for honesty, open and non-judgmental communication, humor, goal-oriented, and respectful relationships with all my clients.
I am a Clinical Mental Health Therapist, Custody Evaluator, and Parent Coordinator in private practice with over 20 years of experience in custody dispute and parenting time issues. I specialize in co-parenting, parental alienation, parenting estrangement, and parent-child relationship issues. I also work with teens and adults with addiction issues, social barriers, self-harm behaviors, anxiety, and depression. I strive for honesty, open and non-judgmental communication, humor, goal-oriented, and respectful relationships with all my clients.
(602) 704-5723 View (602) 704-5723
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Warfighter Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85266  (Online Only)
Warfighter Psychology works primarily with doctors, surgeons, college & professional athletes, attorneys, engineers, and others whose lives and professions are high-risk and demand extreme precision. Our practice also treats the children and families of individuals in professions like this given that they face unique stressors and pressures that can cause disruptions in functioning or family dynamics.
Warfighter Psychology works primarily with doctors, surgeons, college & professional athletes, attorneys, engineers, and others whose lives and professions are high-risk and demand extreme precision. Our practice also treats the children and families of individuals in professions like this given that they face unique stressors and pressures that can cause disruptions in functioning or family dynamics.
(520) 277-3440 View (520) 277-3440
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Intelligent Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85266  (Online Only)
I specialize in trauma, depression (including perinatal mental health issues), anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders challenges, emotional codependency, as well LGBTQA related issues. I am a licensed professional counselor, with extensive trauma training. I primarily use a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) approach so healing can begin today. I also provide psychoeducation so you understand the dynamics. I am personable, a very good listener, and passionate about your healing. I often use humor as part of the healing process.
I specialize in trauma, depression (including perinatal mental health issues), anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders challenges, emotional codependency, as well LGBTQA related issues. I am a licensed professional counselor, with extensive trauma training. I primarily use a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) approach so healing can begin today. I also provide psychoeducation so you understand the dynamics. I am personable, a very good listener, and passionate about your healing. I often use humor as part of the healing process.
(480) 530-8229 View (480) 530-8229
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Jaymie Kaczmarek
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC , CFC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85266
I am a Clinical Mental Health Therapist, Custody Evaluator, and Parent Coordinator in private practice in Central Oregon with over 20 years of experience in custody dispute and parenting time issues. I specialize in co-parenting, parental alienation, parenting estrangement, and parent-child relationship issues. I also work with teens and adults with addiction issues, social barriers, self-harm behaviors, anxiety, and depression.
I am a Clinical Mental Health Therapist, Custody Evaluator, and Parent Coordinator in private practice in Central Oregon with over 20 years of experience in custody dispute and parenting time issues. I specialize in co-parenting, parental alienation, parenting estrangement, and parent-child relationship issues. I also work with teens and adults with addiction issues, social barriers, self-harm behaviors, anxiety, and depression.
(541) 435-2838 View (541) 435-2838
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Kim Glenn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CST
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85266  (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
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Haley Hallock
PSYCH-K, CCH
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85266
I am a coach and the owner of Stitched Head & Heart Project. I facilitate individuals in areas of personal development, growth and relationships. I work to identify limiting thought cycles/beliefs ready for change. I graduated from Arizona State University Summa Cum Laude. I am a PSYCH-K Facilitator and Certified Consulting Hypnotist. The application of these techniques fosters power and lasting change on an innate subconscious level. Sessions focus on self-esteem, relationships, prosperity, health/body, personal power and dealing with grief/loss with a goal of uncovering needs safely/confidently as you create your change!
I am a coach and the owner of Stitched Head & Heart Project. I facilitate individuals in areas of personal development, growth and relationships. I work to identify limiting thought cycles/beliefs ready for change. I graduated from Arizona State University Summa Cum Laude. I am a PSYCH-K Facilitator and Certified Consulting Hypnotist. The application of these techniques fosters power and lasting change on an innate subconscious level. Sessions focus on self-esteem, relationships, prosperity, health/body, personal power and dealing with grief/loss with a goal of uncovering needs safely/confidently as you create your change!
(480) 739-3608 View (480) 739-3608
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Elizabeth F Doak
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85266
Dr. Doak has over thirty years of experience working with children, teenagers, adults and families. She focuses on a strengths based, positive psychology approach to helping individuals and families solve their problems. In her experience, focusing on strengths and positive qualities best facilitates problem resolution. She uses research based strategies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, and Family Therapy. Psychological Testing can be used to better understand behavioral, learning and emotional problems.
Dr. Doak has over thirty years of experience working with children, teenagers, adults and families. She focuses on a strengths based, positive psychology approach to helping individuals and families solve their problems. In her experience, focusing on strengths and positive qualities best facilitates problem resolution. She uses research based strategies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, and Family Therapy. Psychological Testing can be used to better understand behavioral, learning and emotional problems.
(480) 719-2672 View (480) 719-2672
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Paula K Dieck
CHT, MS-SLP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85266
I am a personal Empowerment Coach. My purpose & passion is to help you break through and release the blocks that are stopping you from moving forward and living your best life. I am Certified in Life Coaching, Hypnosis, PSYCH-K, and Infinite Possibilities. I am a Reiki Master / Teacher and author, as well. My program utilizes a customized blend of these techniques to foster powerful & lasting change on an innate subconscious level. Sessions focus on self-esteem, prosperity, health/body, emotional well-being, personal power and healing from trauma, with a goal of uncovering needs safely and confidently as you create your change!
I am a personal Empowerment Coach. My purpose & passion is to help you break through and release the blocks that are stopping you from moving forward and living your best life. I am Certified in Life Coaching, Hypnosis, PSYCH-K, and Infinite Possibilities. I am a Reiki Master / Teacher and author, as well. My program utilizes a customized blend of these techniques to foster powerful & lasting change on an innate subconscious level. Sessions focus on self-esteem, prosperity, health/body, emotional well-being, personal power and healing from trauma, with a goal of uncovering needs safely and confidently as you create your change!
(480) 418-8481 View (480) 418-8481
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Jodi Peary
PhD, JD
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85266
I will help you heal, create change and gain awareness on multiple levels, including body, mind, & spirit. One specialty arises from my formerly being a family lawyer. From the intersection of law & psychology, we assess the legal, emotional, spiritual, & financial aspects of conflict during/after marriage to chart a path toward the good life you deserve whether by strengthening marriage, proceeding to divorce, or post-divorce, I will be by your side. I am also a certified transpersonal clinical hypnotherapist. My client centered approach supports bridging body, mind, and spirit to achieve life changing and enhancing results.
I will help you heal, create change and gain awareness on multiple levels, including body, mind, & spirit. One specialty arises from my formerly being a family lawyer. From the intersection of law & psychology, we assess the legal, emotional, spiritual, & financial aspects of conflict during/after marriage to chart a path toward the good life you deserve whether by strengthening marriage, proceeding to divorce, or post-divorce, I will be by your side. I am also a certified transpersonal clinical hypnotherapist. My client centered approach supports bridging body, mind, and spirit to achieve life changing and enhancing results.
(602) 461-8578 View (602) 461-8578
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Cristin Mullen
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85266  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
ADHD Parent Consultations only at this time. Sometimes we just need a little direction, after a diagnosis, when things get tough, or when it's time to switch gears in our treatment. Parent consultations include a written summary with your first three actions steps as well as referral and resource links.
ADHD Parent Consultations only at this time. Sometimes we just need a little direction, after a diagnosis, when things get tough, or when it's time to switch gears in our treatment. Parent consultations include a written summary with your first three actions steps as well as referral and resource links.
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Dee Romero
Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, DBTC
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85266
Accepting new clients for telehealth and in person sessions. Life presents many challenges that can become consuming and overwhelming. When life happens having a supportive and kind person to have the opportunity to work with in a compassionate and helpful way with professionalism and collaboration can make all challenges manageable.
Accepting new clients for telehealth and in person sessions. Life presents many challenges that can become consuming and overwhelming. When life happens having a supportive and kind person to have the opportunity to work with in a compassionate and helpful way with professionalism and collaboration can make all challenges manageable.
(602) 883-2825 View (602) 883-2825
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Sera Gray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTS-I
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85266  (Online Only)
Do the inner workings of your brain resemble a squirrel at a disco party? Do perfectionism and self-criticism show up uninvited as you wrestle with overwhelm and disorganization? I get it. Living this way is exhausting. Whether you’re a college student, a parent or a busy professional juggling 87 things at once, I can help you find the relief you’re looking for!
Do the inner workings of your brain resemble a squirrel at a disco party? Do perfectionism and self-criticism show up uninvited as you wrestle with overwhelm and disorganization? I get it. Living this way is exhausting. Whether you’re a college student, a parent or a busy professional juggling 87 things at once, I can help you find the relief you’re looking for!
(928) 767-6786 View (928) 767-6786
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Dr. Robert Buri
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85266
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

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 85266

30+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 85266 who prioritize treating:

83% Relationship Issues
83% Anxiety
77% Depression
73% Self Esteem
70% Grief
70% Trauma and PTSD
70% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
82% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
73% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 85266 see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 85266?

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.