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Rebecca Tunnicliff
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSMFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chandler, AZ 85286
Currently accepting new clients! My desire is to create a safe space where you are able to fully express and experience your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors without judgment. I hope that through this journey you become more aligned with your authentic self and experience the freedom to be fully seen. As a collaborative therapist, I will work with you to create a treatment plan that aligns with your unique goals. I work with adults experiencing a variety of issues including neurodivergence, anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, and life transitions.
Currently accepting new clients! My desire is to create a safe space where you are able to fully express and experience your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors without judgment. I hope that through this journey you become more aligned with your authentic self and experience the freedom to be fully seen. As a collaborative therapist, I will work with you to create a treatment plan that aligns with your unique goals. I work with adults experiencing a variety of issues including neurodivergence, anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, and life transitions.
(623) 283-2794 View (623) 283-2794
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Michelle Zipser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, APHSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chandler, AZ 85286
I want to support those who are caring for loved, and not so loved ones, through their process of dementia. I know it's helpful to have a therapist who is familiar and experienced in this area of care. Don't be alone and frustrated, if you can help it. Therapy is a great way to provide support for yourself. Being open to healing old hurts if and when they come up is also very helpful. There are some things I cannot help with and will provide referrals as needed and available. Unfortunately, I do not take insurance at this time.
I want to support those who are caring for loved, and not so loved ones, through their process of dementia. I know it's helpful to have a therapist who is familiar and experienced in this area of care. Don't be alone and frustrated, if you can help it. Therapy is a great way to provide support for yourself. Being open to healing old hurts if and when they come up is also very helpful. There are some things I cannot help with and will provide referrals as needed and available. Unfortunately, I do not take insurance at this time.
(602) 755-6807 View (602) 755-6807
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J. L. Redd
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, CMHC, LPC, NOJOS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chandler, AZ 85286
I work with clients who are struggling with any of the following: (1) unwanted sexual behaviors; (2) trauma caused by sexual betrayal; (3) marital quality; and (4) ancillary issues of depression/anxiety. My methods produce rapid results and are based on reliable research.
I work with clients who are struggling with any of the following: (1) unwanted sexual behaviors; (2) trauma caused by sexual betrayal; (3) marital quality; and (4) ancillary issues of depression/anxiety. My methods produce rapid results and are based on reliable research.
(520) 356-5074 View (520) 356-5074
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Roxanna Teeling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MAS, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Chandler, AZ 85286
Roxanna Teeling has over a decade of experience with dual master's degrees. She uses trauma informed methods such as CBT, DBT, EMDR, Sand Tray, and Psychoanalysis. Specializing in individual, couples, women's issues, depression, and anxiety. Roxanna offers psychotherapy with compassion and care In order to create a more happy, fulfilling life. Working with people to overcome unnecessary attachments, change neural networks, and cope with daily symptoms experienced as feelings of depression, anxiety, and other disorders is her passion. She also has a women's group, a men's group, and an Eckhart Tolle group, both in person and online.
Roxanna Teeling has over a decade of experience with dual master's degrees. She uses trauma informed methods such as CBT, DBT, EMDR, Sand Tray, and Psychoanalysis. Specializing in individual, couples, women's issues, depression, and anxiety. Roxanna offers psychotherapy with compassion and care In order to create a more happy, fulfilling life. Working with people to overcome unnecessary attachments, change neural networks, and cope with daily symptoms experienced as feelings of depression, anxiety, and other disorders is her passion. She also has a women's group, a men's group, and an Eckhart Tolle group, both in person and online.
(480) 568-2494 View (480) 568-2494
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Kathy Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, LAMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chandler, AZ 85286
Saturday availability for couples! Come get some help with communication, connection, and finding solutions to challenges you're facing in your relationship. Relationships are so beautiful, and they can be so hard! I get it - I've been on the other side of the couch and have a thorough appreciation for how vulnerable seeking support for your relationship can feel. That's why the couples I work with get a real person in the room. I want you to feel as supported and comfortable as possible, so I balance guiding folks towards real, attainable change with humor and lightness. Who says couple therapy can't be enjoyable? :)
Saturday availability for couples! Come get some help with communication, connection, and finding solutions to challenges you're facing in your relationship. Relationships are so beautiful, and they can be so hard! I get it - I've been on the other side of the couch and have a thorough appreciation for how vulnerable seeking support for your relationship can feel. That's why the couples I work with get a real person in the room. I want you to feel as supported and comfortable as possible, so I balance guiding folks towards real, attainable change with humor and lightness. Who says couple therapy can't be enjoyable? :)
(623) 294-8223 View (623) 294-8223
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Sherry L Forsyth Carter
Licensed Professional Counselor, M C, LPC
Verified Verified
Chandler, AZ 85286
If you have been through trauma, you may need support to help you navigate your healing process, as you work toward creating a better life for yourself. Your relationship with yourself and others will improve and change. Research tells us that people desire to live a happy and fulfilling life. As life is full of difficulties, you can find the joy within, even through trials you have experienced. Hope and healing... this is a process that I am familiar with. In combined efforts with clients, the healing process is activated and deeply meaningful lives are created. I will appreciate an opportunity to work with you.
If you have been through trauma, you may need support to help you navigate your healing process, as you work toward creating a better life for yourself. Your relationship with yourself and others will improve and change. Research tells us that people desire to live a happy and fulfilling life. As life is full of difficulties, you can find the joy within, even through trials you have experienced. Hope and healing... this is a process that I am familiar with. In combined efforts with clients, the healing process is activated and deeply meaningful lives are created. I will appreciate an opportunity to work with you.
(623) 462-2021 View (623) 462-2021
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Audra Owens
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chandler, AZ 85286
It feels like we are roommates. When I try to share what is bothering me, it always turns into an argument. We fight about nothing, all the time. Sound familiar? So often we get caught up in the noise of day to day conflict & lose the safe place to talk about what is going on in the deeper levels of our soul, where the feelings of fear, rejection, loneliness, & even abandonment exist. I can help you find emotional safety & intimacy again. If trauma plays a part in the emotional disconnect we will use proven & effective methods to reduce or remove those sensations, so you can feel safe in allowing your vulnerability to exist again.
It feels like we are roommates. When I try to share what is bothering me, it always turns into an argument. We fight about nothing, all the time. Sound familiar? So often we get caught up in the noise of day to day conflict & lose the safe place to talk about what is going on in the deeper levels of our soul, where the feelings of fear, rejection, loneliness, & even abandonment exist. I can help you find emotional safety & intimacy again. If trauma plays a part in the emotional disconnect we will use proven & effective methods to reduce or remove those sensations, so you can feel safe in allowing your vulnerability to exist again.
(520) 438-6043 View (520) 438-6043
Photo of Brianna Roenfanz, Counselor in 85286, AZ
Brianna Roenfanz
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chandler, AZ 85286
Do you have feelings of overwhelm on a daily basis? Do you often compare your ability to handle day to day stressors to friends and family and wonder how they seem to have it "all together"? If you think you could be experiencing symptoms of depression, ADHD, or anxiety- I am here to help. It can be challenging to cope with these feelings and and feeling out of control if we previously felt "fine". In times like these, counseling can help an individual process their experiences and find effective ways to cope.
Do you have feelings of overwhelm on a daily basis? Do you often compare your ability to handle day to day stressors to friends and family and wonder how they seem to have it "all together"? If you think you could be experiencing symptoms of depression, ADHD, or anxiety- I am here to help. It can be challenging to cope with these feelings and and feeling out of control if we previously felt "fine". In times like these, counseling can help an individual process their experiences and find effective ways to cope.
(480) 428-0852 View (480) 428-0852
Photo of Jennifer Noreus, LPC, LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in 85286, AZ
Jennifer Noreus, LPC, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Chandler, AZ 85286
With experience since 2005, I have had the opportunity to work with individuals to make positive changes in their lives. Whether you are experiencing a recent crisis, have long term challenges or are making life changes, counseling may be helpful. Although difficult to ask for help at times, it may be useful to broaden your support network and seek the guidance and support of a therapist. I believe every individual has the personal strengths to work through and make positive changes in thinking and behaviors, ultimately leading to positive outcomes.
With experience since 2005, I have had the opportunity to work with individuals to make positive changes in their lives. Whether you are experiencing a recent crisis, have long term challenges or are making life changes, counseling may be helpful. Although difficult to ask for help at times, it may be useful to broaden your support network and seek the guidance and support of a therapist. I believe every individual has the personal strengths to work through and make positive changes in thinking and behaviors, ultimately leading to positive outcomes.
(480) 771-9079 View (480) 771-9079
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Negin Didehbani
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chandler, AZ 85286
My desire as a therapist is to support clients in their journey to a more authentic, fulfilling, and hope-filled life. The therapy style I utilize is supportive yet direct. I strive to guide clients to gain insight into the causes of their challenges. I am adept in working with a wide range of conditions such as anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, trauma, dual- diagnosis, self-esteem, and couples counseling. My approach to therapy is to give clients the tools and skills they need to achieve goals, personal growth, and find purpose and meaning
My desire as a therapist is to support clients in their journey to a more authentic, fulfilling, and hope-filled life. The therapy style I utilize is supportive yet direct. I strive to guide clients to gain insight into the causes of their challenges. I am adept in working with a wide range of conditions such as anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, trauma, dual- diagnosis, self-esteem, and couples counseling. My approach to therapy is to give clients the tools and skills they need to achieve goals, personal growth, and find purpose and meaning
(602) 833-5830 View (602) 833-5830
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Kathryn Briggs LPC LLC
Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified Verified
Chandler, AZ 85286
I have been working in the Behavioral Health field for Twenty years with experience in Community Based Services, Crisis Intervention, and in Private Practice Seventeen. During these years I have worked with a variety of Clients ranging from Eating Disorders at Banner Behavioral Hospital, Scottsdale Arizona, Serious Mental Illness in Community Services and Private Practice, but specialize in Trauma. I enjoy working with a wide range of issues and partnering with my clients in recovery, healing and growth.
I have been working in the Behavioral Health field for Twenty years with experience in Community Based Services, Crisis Intervention, and in Private Practice Seventeen. During these years I have worked with a variety of Clients ranging from Eating Disorders at Banner Behavioral Hospital, Scottsdale Arizona, Serious Mental Illness in Community Services and Private Practice, but specialize in Trauma. I enjoy working with a wide range of issues and partnering with my clients in recovery, healing and growth.
(480) 330-4765 View (480) 330-4765
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Maricopa Christian Psychiatry
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Chandler, AZ 85286
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS. Every individual is unique with their own set of circumstances that may keep them from reaching their full potential. Do you strive to find your own way but often feel alone and misunderstood? The circumstances that may cause an individual to seek help are often not “stand-alone” situations but involve layers of issues. Addressing the root cause of problems requires a collaborative relationship. You know the details of your life and my role as a therapist is to guide you with expertise and a new perspective through a combination of evidence-based therapeutic approaches.
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS. Every individual is unique with their own set of circumstances that may keep them from reaching their full potential. Do you strive to find your own way but often feel alone and misunderstood? The circumstances that may cause an individual to seek help are often not “stand-alone” situations but involve layers of issues. Addressing the root cause of problems requires a collaborative relationship. You know the details of your life and my role as a therapist is to guide you with expertise and a new perspective through a combination of evidence-based therapeutic approaches.
(480) 680-7914 View (480) 680-7914
Photo of Ronald Gluff LPC, Counselor in 85286, AZ
Ronald Gluff LPC
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Chandler, AZ 85286
I have over 25 years of professional experience. It takes an act of courage to come to counseling. I look to provide a place where clients can work through their concerns without being judged. I see individuals and work on with them on anxiety, shame, guilt, feeling powerless, impulse control, anger, depression, addiction, life transitions and career/ school difficulties. I work with couples to promote healthy communication, safety, vulnerability and intimacy. I work with children to develop behavioral and emotional coping skills to succeed at home and school. I work with families to resolve conflict.
I have over 25 years of professional experience. It takes an act of courage to come to counseling. I look to provide a place where clients can work through their concerns without being judged. I see individuals and work on with them on anxiety, shame, guilt, feeling powerless, impulse control, anger, depression, addiction, life transitions and career/ school difficulties. I work with couples to promote healthy communication, safety, vulnerability and intimacy. I work with children to develop behavioral and emotional coping skills to succeed at home and school. I work with families to resolve conflict.
(480) 696-5295 View (480) 696-5295
Photo of Erin R Pelletier, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 85286, AZ
Erin R Pelletier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chandler, AZ 85286
Not accepting new clients
“The purpose of psychotherapy is to set people free.” -Rollo May. Sometimes you realize you need to make changes but it may be hard to do it on your own. Looking for a therapist can feel daunting but is a courageous step when you need support. When someone comes to my office, I honor why they came, who they are, and what they would like to address through therapy. Most importantly, I treat all my clients with respect, compassion and kindness. The therapist/client relationship is of the utmost importance and it is an honor and privilege to work with you on your journey.
“The purpose of psychotherapy is to set people free.” -Rollo May. Sometimes you realize you need to make changes but it may be hard to do it on your own. Looking for a therapist can feel daunting but is a courageous step when you need support. When someone comes to my office, I honor why they came, who they are, and what they would like to address through therapy. Most importantly, I treat all my clients with respect, compassion and kindness. The therapist/client relationship is of the utmost importance and it is an honor and privilege to work with you on your journey.
(623) 304-4650 View (623) 304-4650
Photo of Kavita A. Hatten, Counselor in 85286, AZ
Kavita A. Hatten
Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Chandler, AZ 85286
When we are under too much daily stress or experienced major life changes and loss, it's not uncommon to feel anxious, overwhelmed and irritable. Our usual ways of coping may no longer work and "relief" may be short-lived. As a solution-focused therapist, I help people gain practical tools to navigate stress and uncertainty, while gaining a deeper, more compassionate understanding of themselves. In therapy we can focus on the past or present (or worries about the future), develop strategies to cope, empower and heal, so you can live the life you truly deserve.
When we are under too much daily stress or experienced major life changes and loss, it's not uncommon to feel anxious, overwhelmed and irritable. Our usual ways of coping may no longer work and "relief" may be short-lived. As a solution-focused therapist, I help people gain practical tools to navigate stress and uncertainty, while gaining a deeper, more compassionate understanding of themselves. In therapy we can focus on the past or present (or worries about the future), develop strategies to cope, empower and heal, so you can live the life you truly deserve.
(480) 598-9540 View (480) 598-9540
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Yonsu Yi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chandler, AZ 85286  (Online Only)
What would it look like if everything is going well for you right now? What would you notice about yourself that is different than now? Do you want to explore the answers to those questions?
What would it look like if everything is going well for you right now? What would you notice about yourself that is different than now? Do you want to explore the answers to those questions?
(480) 566-9525 View (480) 566-9525
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Cactus Blossom Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Chandler, AZ 85286  (Online Only)
Right now - Are you having trouble getting out of bed? ​ Are you constantly anxious, or worrying? ​ Are you feeling disconnected to your loved one? ​ Are you grieving the loss of someone, or something? ​ Does it feel like it will never get better? ​ ​ With help you can regain energy to DO LIFE. ​ Feel more at peace. ​ Enjoy your relationship again. ​ Feel hopeful for the future. For many, many people, COVID-19 has made symptoms so much worse, or even caused symptoms that never existed before. Things can get better, there is hope, even though it may seem there is not.
Right now - Are you having trouble getting out of bed? ​ Are you constantly anxious, or worrying? ​ Are you feeling disconnected to your loved one? ​ Are you grieving the loss of someone, or something? ​ Does it feel like it will never get better? ​ ​ With help you can regain energy to DO LIFE. ​ Feel more at peace. ​ Enjoy your relationship again. ​ Feel hopeful for the future. For many, many people, COVID-19 has made symptoms so much worse, or even caused symptoms that never existed before. Things can get better, there is hope, even though it may seem there is not.
(480) 712-7763 View (480) 712-7763
Photo of Dawnmarie Iris Harbison, Counselor in 85286, AZ
Dawnmarie Iris Harbison
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chandler, AZ 85286  (Online Only)
Dawnmarie has worked with ages 3 all the way to geriatric clients. Dawnmarie is experienced in working with individuals, families, and couples. Dawnmarie is trained in play therapy, trauma informed care, Cognitive behavioral therapy, and Dialectical behavioral therapy. Dawnmarie focuses in the whole body and understanding how our brain are bodies connect with one another. Dawnmarie has worked in outpatient, inpatient, and residential settings. Dawnmarie has experince working with a variety of diagnoses, co-occuring disorders, and serious mental illness diagnoses.
Dawnmarie has worked with ages 3 all the way to geriatric clients. Dawnmarie is experienced in working with individuals, families, and couples. Dawnmarie is trained in play therapy, trauma informed care, Cognitive behavioral therapy, and Dialectical behavioral therapy. Dawnmarie focuses in the whole body and understanding how our brain are bodies connect with one another. Dawnmarie has worked in outpatient, inpatient, and residential settings. Dawnmarie has experince working with a variety of diagnoses, co-occuring disorders, and serious mental illness diagnoses.
(602) 536-4693 View (602) 536-4693
Photo of Renelle E Nelson, Marriage & Family Therapist in 85286, AZ
Renelle E Nelson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chandler, AZ 85286
Reconnect back to love and pleasure after infidelity........Feeling as though you've lost not only your partner but also your sense of self upon discovering infidelity in your relationship. Do you find yourself questioning how you arrived at this point, transitioning from romantic partners to mere roommates due to years of neglecting sex and emotional intimacy? The weight of these emotions can be overwhelming, leaving you feeling lost and uncertain about the future. But you don't have to navigate this journey alone. Together, we can unravel the complexities of healing and rediscovery. Schedule a 90-minute session with me now.
Reconnect back to love and pleasure after infidelity........Feeling as though you've lost not only your partner but also your sense of self upon discovering infidelity in your relationship. Do you find yourself questioning how you arrived at this point, transitioning from romantic partners to mere roommates due to years of neglecting sex and emotional intimacy? The weight of these emotions can be overwhelming, leaving you feeling lost and uncertain about the future. But you don't have to navigate this journey alone. Together, we can unravel the complexities of healing and rediscovery. Schedule a 90-minute session with me now.
(480) 613-5885 View (480) 613-5885
Photo of Gabby Jimmerson, Licensed Professional Counselor in 85286, AZ
Gabby Jimmerson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chandler, AZ 85286  (Online Only)
Does every conversation with your spouse turn into an argument? Are you at a loss of what to do next to "fix" the marriage? Do you feel like you used to be on the same page but now it feels like you're on separate planets? Maybe you can't quite put your finger on what the actual problem is, but you're feeling frustrated, angry, disconnected, and alone. Perhaps you're struggling to overcome that "thing" from your past that you've never really talked about...
Does every conversation with your spouse turn into an argument? Are you at a loss of what to do next to "fix" the marriage? Do you feel like you used to be on the same page but now it feels like you're on separate planets? Maybe you can't quite put your finger on what the actual problem is, but you're feeling frustrated, angry, disconnected, and alone. Perhaps you're struggling to overcome that "thing" from your past that you've never really talked about...
(480) 613-5708 View (480) 613-5708

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 85286

90+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 85286 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
85% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
78% Trauma and PTSD
76% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
68% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Aetna
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
62% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 85286 see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 85286?

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.