Photo of Lauri A Arredondo, Licensed Professional Counselor in 85296, AZ
Lauri A Arredondo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Deciding to seek help and attend therapy is one of the most important decision you can make for yourself. As humans, we all have times when life can be difficult and overwhelming. We may not have learned the skills to deal with these difficulties in the healthiest way. Therapy is about personal growth. Therapy is about understanding why we behave the way we do, as well as learning news ways to relate to others. Therapy can assist you with learning healthier coping skills, improving your self esteem and self confidence as well as improving your relationships with others.
Deciding to seek help and attend therapy is one of the most important decision you can make for yourself. As humans, we all have times when life can be difficult and overwhelming. We may not have learned the skills to deal with these difficulties in the healthiest way. Therapy is about personal growth. Therapy is about understanding why we behave the way we do, as well as learning news ways to relate to others. Therapy can assist you with learning healthier coping skills, improving your self esteem and self confidence as well as improving your relationships with others.
(480) 712-4126 View (480) 712-4126
Photo of Bryce Waite, Counselor in 85296, AZ
Bryce Waite
Counselor, MC, LAC, NCC
Verified Verified
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression and feel like they have taken over your life completely? Do you ever feel like you are not enough or that you always fall short of the expectations placed on you by yourself and/or others? These are all things that can cause us to feel alone, misunderstood, and defeated. My goal as a counselor is to help you not only overcome these challenges, but to also find increased purpose and meaning in your life.
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression and feel like they have taken over your life completely? Do you ever feel like you are not enough or that you always fall short of the expectations placed on you by yourself and/or others? These are all things that can cause us to feel alone, misunderstood, and defeated. My goal as a counselor is to help you not only overcome these challenges, but to also find increased purpose and meaning in your life.
(480) 660-2698 View (480) 660-2698
Photo of Christina Dudo, Marriage & Family Therapist in 85296, AZ
Christina Dudo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85296
I provide counseling services to children, ages 0 to 10 years old, and their families. I work with an array of concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, anger outbursts, school challenges, issues with life transitions, and relationship challenges. Many times children have difficulties with sleeping, expressing and managing their feelings, and excessive worry or sadness that they don't always know how to describe. Often, they don't fully understand what is going on for them.
I provide counseling services to children, ages 0 to 10 years old, and their families. I work with an array of concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, anger outbursts, school challenges, issues with life transitions, and relationship challenges. Many times children have difficulties with sleeping, expressing and managing their feelings, and excessive worry or sadness that they don't always know how to describe. Often, they don't fully understand what is going on for them.
(480) 477-3203 View (480) 477-3203
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Brandy Dunaway
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85296
It feels like we are roommates. We don't have a lot to say to one another but when we do, our conversations turn into arguments. I look across the room and I don't even recognize the spouse that used to make my heart skip a beat years ago. My desperate attempts for connection come out as either criticism or anger. But the more I do that, the more he/she withdraws from me. I feel helpless and alone but craving the love of my person. "How did we grow apart?" is a thought that often enters my mind. Many life stressors can pull partners away from each other such as time, kids, money, betrayal, and a difference in core life values.
It feels like we are roommates. We don't have a lot to say to one another but when we do, our conversations turn into arguments. I look across the room and I don't even recognize the spouse that used to make my heart skip a beat years ago. My desperate attempts for connection come out as either criticism or anger. But the more I do that, the more he/she withdraws from me. I feel helpless and alone but craving the love of my person. "How did we grow apart?" is a thought that often enters my mind. Many life stressors can pull partners away from each other such as time, kids, money, betrayal, and a difference in core life values.
(520) 523-8481 View (520) 523-8481
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Sami's Angels ABA Services
MEd, BCBA, LBA
Verified Verified
Gilbert, AZ 85296
We are here to empower children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families with effective supports to communicate effectively and learn the necessary social and emotional components. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a therapy based on the science of learning and behavior. ABA therapy applies our understanding of how behavior works to real situations. The goal is to increase behaviors that are helpful and decrease behaviors that are harmful or affect learning. Positive reinforcement is one of the main strategies used in ABA.
We are here to empower children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families with effective supports to communicate effectively and learn the necessary social and emotional components. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a therapy based on the science of learning and behavior. ABA therapy applies our understanding of how behavior works to real situations. The goal is to increase behaviors that are helpful and decrease behaviors that are harmful or affect learning. Positive reinforcement is one of the main strategies used in ABA.
(480) 530-8085 View (480) 530-8085
Photo of Jasmine Lucas, Counselor in 85296, AZ
Jasmine Lucas
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85296
I understand that coming to therapy can be challenging and scary. Knowing this, I work to provide a safe and welcoming environment that allows my clients a safe space to openly express themselves freely. Through psycho-education and different treatment modalities, I work to help clients learn healthy therapeutic techniques to manage their emotions in a healthy manner. I work to help my clients identify their strengths and develop healthy lifestyles. I believe assisting clients in identifying their strengths is a step in helping clients become the best version of themselves.
I understand that coming to therapy can be challenging and scary. Knowing this, I work to provide a safe and welcoming environment that allows my clients a safe space to openly express themselves freely. Through psycho-education and different treatment modalities, I work to help clients learn healthy therapeutic techniques to manage their emotions in a healthy manner. I work to help my clients identify their strengths and develop healthy lifestyles. I believe assisting clients in identifying their strengths is a step in helping clients become the best version of themselves.
(480) 690-9502 View (480) 690-9502
Photo of Lisa Higginson, Licensed Professional Counselor in 85296, AZ
Lisa Higginson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC, CCTS-I
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85296  (Online Only)
My name is Lisa Higginson, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and owner of Mindful Core Counseling, PLLC. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families at any stage, and can help guide you or your loved ones through life’s stressors. Whether it’s anxiety, depression, parenting challenges or feeling lost in what’s next in life, I can help.
My name is Lisa Higginson, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and owner of Mindful Core Counseling, PLLC. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families at any stage, and can help guide you or your loved ones through life’s stressors. Whether it’s anxiety, depression, parenting challenges or feeling lost in what’s next in life, I can help.
(480) 771-7019 View (480) 771-7019
Photo of Keoni Sablan, Marriage & Family Therapist in 85296, AZ
Keoni Sablan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, BC-TMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85296
As a Catholic, you are struggling to improve your marriage, family, career, performance, or spiritual life. You’re someone who desires more for yourself and those you love but still find yourself struggling to progress, feeling like your efforts never seem to move the needle, leaving you more and more burnt out. You’re feeling dissatisfied, like you're just going through the motions, but you’re ready to make a change. You’re ready to understand what's tripping you up. You’re ready to learn new skills to improve. Most of all, you’re ready to live with purpose and find a sense of peace. I want to help you get there.
As a Catholic, you are struggling to improve your marriage, family, career, performance, or spiritual life. You’re someone who desires more for yourself and those you love but still find yourself struggling to progress, feeling like your efforts never seem to move the needle, leaving you more and more burnt out. You’re feeling dissatisfied, like you're just going through the motions, but you’re ready to make a change. You’re ready to understand what's tripping you up. You’re ready to learn new skills to improve. Most of all, you’re ready to live with purpose and find a sense of peace. I want to help you get there.
(480) 470-8838 View (480) 470-8838
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Carly Riethmann
LPC Intern, BS
Verified Verified
Gilbert, AZ 85296
I believe in meeting my clients where they are in their journey, and providing a safe and nonjudgmental space for exploration and healing. I am trained in CBT and DBT and my goal is to empower my clients to discover their strengths, build resilience, and cultivate meaningful connections in their lives. I have experience working with adolescents and young adults as well as anxiety, trauma, depression, self-esteem and major life transitions.
I believe in meeting my clients where they are in their journey, and providing a safe and nonjudgmental space for exploration and healing. I am trained in CBT and DBT and my goal is to empower my clients to discover their strengths, build resilience, and cultivate meaningful connections in their lives. I have experience working with adolescents and young adults as well as anxiety, trauma, depression, self-esteem and major life transitions.
(480) 613-5098 View (480) 613-5098
Photo of C. P. Hernandez, Licensed Master Social Worker in 85296, AZ
C. P. Hernandez
Licensed Master Social Worker, Dr BH, LMSW
Verified Verified
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Currently accepting new patients via telehealth, or in-person. I have over 25 years of experience working with conditions of many kind including traumas, depression/anxiety and relationships. I specialize in working with Adult Males and Females struggling with life issues, anxiety, depression and professional burn-out. I also engage in extensive family counseling as well. I have helped many patients improve their moods by reducing anxiety and depression, so that the patient is better equipped to navigate through life's challenges.
Currently accepting new patients via telehealth, or in-person. I have over 25 years of experience working with conditions of many kind including traumas, depression/anxiety and relationships. I specialize in working with Adult Males and Females struggling with life issues, anxiety, depression and professional burn-out. I also engage in extensive family counseling as well. I have helped many patients improve their moods by reducing anxiety and depression, so that the patient is better equipped to navigate through life's challenges.
(480) 630-7589 View (480) 630-7589
Photo of Katina M Walker, Marriage & Family Therapist in 85296, AZ
Katina M Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85296  (Online Only)
I work with individuals experiencing anxiety and those navigating their fertility journey, including infertility, prenatal and postpartum experiences, as well as healing from trauma and PTSD. These journeys can often be emotionally messy and complex, with their own unique moments of joy and grief. Our work together will focus on understanding where you currently are in your journey, where you are headed, and the bumps that happen along the way.
I work with individuals experiencing anxiety and those navigating their fertility journey, including infertility, prenatal and postpartum experiences, as well as healing from trauma and PTSD. These journeys can often be emotionally messy and complex, with their own unique moments of joy and grief. Our work together will focus on understanding where you currently are in your journey, where you are headed, and the bumps that happen along the way.
(480) 376-7638 View (480) 376-7638
Photo of Sydney Jeanne Taylor, Licensed Professional Counselor in 85296, AZ
Sydney Jeanne Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, MS, CMHC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Gilbert, AZ 85296
There are many benefits from participating in therapy. Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, trauma, grief, stress management, and creative blocks. Many people also find that counselors can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, and the hassles of daily life. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution.
There are many benefits from participating in therapy. Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, trauma, grief, stress management, and creative blocks. Many people also find that counselors can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, and the hassles of daily life. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution.
(480) 725-6099 View (480) 725-6099
Photo of Marisa Yerkes, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 85296, AZ
Marisa Yerkes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CTP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Do you find yourself struggling to keep afloat, noticing that despite all your work something's missing? Are you always pushing for more and more, wondering when you'll finally be “good enough," yet that inner critic still says you're insignificant, bad, broken, or just "wrong?" I would like to help you break that cycle. I specialize in supporting high-achieving adults to harness the compassion and power within themselves to live their dreams and chase their goals, all while feeling whole and fulfilled. I understand that self-doubt, comparison, and criticism are powerful forces that can take a serious toll on your mental health.
Do you find yourself struggling to keep afloat, noticing that despite all your work something's missing? Are you always pushing for more and more, wondering when you'll finally be “good enough," yet that inner critic still says you're insignificant, bad, broken, or just "wrong?" I would like to help you break that cycle. I specialize in supporting high-achieving adults to harness the compassion and power within themselves to live their dreams and chase their goals, all while feeling whole and fulfilled. I understand that self-doubt, comparison, and criticism are powerful forces that can take a serious toll on your mental health.
(480) 470-1513 View (480) 470-1513
Photo of Stephanie Wogomon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 85296, AZ
Stephanie Wogomon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Is your child experiencing difficulties with adjustment to difficult experiences, such as trauma, grief or loss? Does your child worry a lot, have constant complaints of not feeling well, separation anxiety, issues forming close relationships or not doing well at school? Do they have a hard time regulating their emotions, act out physically or verbally, have a hard time with respecting authority or getting in trouble with the law? What about you as their parent? Do you need support, skills and encouragement to help your child? There is hope!
Is your child experiencing difficulties with adjustment to difficult experiences, such as trauma, grief or loss? Does your child worry a lot, have constant complaints of not feeling well, separation anxiety, issues forming close relationships or not doing well at school? Do they have a hard time regulating their emotions, act out physically or verbally, have a hard time with respecting authority or getting in trouble with the law? What about you as their parent? Do you need support, skills and encouragement to help your child? There is hope!
(928) 764-7908 View (928) 764-7908
Photo of Josh Harrold, Counselor in 85296, AZ
Josh Harrold
Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Do you feel like a prisoner in your home? Do you feel your relationship with your teen becoming toxic? Is the emotional challenges your child facing overwhelming and you have no idea how to help? Being a parent myself, I totally understand how hard parenting can be. It is be both exhausting and exhilarating, simultaneously my greatest joy and sorrow. With modern technology, easy access to drugs, identity confusion, and more, we face a generation of kids with new and unique challenges that the world has never known. However, you don't have to face this alone. Start getting the support you deserve and need. Call Bright Life Today!
Do you feel like a prisoner in your home? Do you feel your relationship with your teen becoming toxic? Is the emotional challenges your child facing overwhelming and you have no idea how to help? Being a parent myself, I totally understand how hard parenting can be. It is be both exhausting and exhilarating, simultaneously my greatest joy and sorrow. With modern technology, easy access to drugs, identity confusion, and more, we face a generation of kids with new and unique challenges that the world has never known. However, you don't have to face this alone. Start getting the support you deserve and need. Call Bright Life Today!
(480) 771-9650 View (480) 771-9650
Photo of Kelly Mcguirk, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in 85296, AZ
Kelly Mcguirk
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MC, LISAC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Hello! I am Kelly and I'm so glad you are here. There is no roadmap to this adventure we are on. Life can be hard and sometimes just overwhelming. Maybe you need to quiet the "inner bully or mean girl" inside that tells you that you are not good enough. Maybe explore how your childhood trauma affects your relationships or creates anxiety and depression in your life. Maybe your relationship with alcohol needs to change. Maybe you are just feeling like you don't know your purpose or you are unhappy with your current situation. YOU are the expert on your life and I am here to help you find your joy and live your best one.
Hello! I am Kelly and I'm so glad you are here. There is no roadmap to this adventure we are on. Life can be hard and sometimes just overwhelming. Maybe you need to quiet the "inner bully or mean girl" inside that tells you that you are not good enough. Maybe explore how your childhood trauma affects your relationships or creates anxiety and depression in your life. Maybe your relationship with alcohol needs to change. Maybe you are just feeling like you don't know your purpose or you are unhappy with your current situation. YOU are the expert on your life and I am here to help you find your joy and live your best one.
(623) 552-5561 View (623) 552-5561
Photo of Keith Brian Reyes, Counselor in 85296, AZ
Keith Brian Reyes
Counselor, MA, LAC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Let’s get real. I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. Seeking out a therapist who can help you on that path is the first step. How can I help you? Many people see therapy as a very one-sided conversation, with little opportunity for interaction or getting to experience each other as real people. In my approach, you will find that I keep it real! I want to help you achieve whatever solutions and life changes you are looking for while enjoying the process as much as possible and experiencing both yourself and your world in new ways. Your therapy does not always need to be painful.
Let’s get real. I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. Seeking out a therapist who can help you on that path is the first step. How can I help you? Many people see therapy as a very one-sided conversation, with little opportunity for interaction or getting to experience each other as real people. In my approach, you will find that I keep it real! I want to help you achieve whatever solutions and life changes you are looking for while enjoying the process as much as possible and experiencing both yourself and your world in new ways. Your therapy does not always need to be painful.
(480) 718-7253 View (480) 718-7253
Photo of Taelor Emmert, Licensed Professional Counselor in 85296, AZ
Taelor Emmert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85296  (Online Only)
Hi there! I am an Arizona State University graduate (Go Sun Devils!) with a Bachelors Degree in Family and Human Development and a Masters Degree in Counseling. I have clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families with a variety of struggles including family disruption, trauma, anxiety, behavioral problems, grief, faith crisis, self esteem and depression. I approach the therapeutic process by incorporating many modalities into therapy that fit the needs of each client.
Hi there! I am an Arizona State University graduate (Go Sun Devils!) with a Bachelors Degree in Family and Human Development and a Masters Degree in Counseling. I have clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families with a variety of struggles including family disruption, trauma, anxiety, behavioral problems, grief, faith crisis, self esteem and depression. I approach the therapeutic process by incorporating many modalities into therapy that fit the needs of each client.
(480) 680-7429 View (480) 680-7429
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Darya McClure Lmft
Marriage & Family Therapist, MAS-MFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85296  (Online Only)
You're probably reading this because you are hurting in some way and struggling to know how to make things better. You don't have to struggle alone. I work with individuals and couples as a collaborative yet directive ally to help them move from heartbreak to healing using evidence based practices such as Emotionally Focused Couples and Individual Therapy (EFT, EFIT) and EMDR. I bring warmth, humor, direction, and accountability to some of the hardest issues such as Infidelity, infertility, sexual trauma, crisis, grief, parenting children of disability, chronic illness, or relationships where Neurodiversity is present. (ADHD, ASD)
You're probably reading this because you are hurting in some way and struggling to know how to make things better. You don't have to struggle alone. I work with individuals and couples as a collaborative yet directive ally to help them move from heartbreak to healing using evidence based practices such as Emotionally Focused Couples and Individual Therapy (EFT, EFIT) and EMDR. I bring warmth, humor, direction, and accountability to some of the hardest issues such as Infidelity, infertility, sexual trauma, crisis, grief, parenting children of disability, chronic illness, or relationships where Neurodiversity is present. (ADHD, ASD)
(480) 530-8414 View (480) 530-8414
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Desert Zen Therapy
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MEd, LISAC, CCTS-I
Verified Verified
Gilbert, AZ 85296  (Online Only)
Whether you're grappling with trauma, anxiety, depression, substance use, or seeking meaning, I'm here to support you. My holistic approach integrates somatic and cognitive work, nurturing mind-body-spirit connection. Together, we'll cultivate autonomy, exploring your unique needs and goals. Let's embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing, fostering resilience and purposeful living. I am an Army combat arms veteran and former law enforcement officer and love to work with veterans, military, and first responders as well as anyone that wants to take ownership of their life!
Whether you're grappling with trauma, anxiety, depression, substance use, or seeking meaning, I'm here to support you. My holistic approach integrates somatic and cognitive work, nurturing mind-body-spirit connection. Together, we'll cultivate autonomy, exploring your unique needs and goals. Let's embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing, fostering resilience and purposeful living. I am an Army combat arms veteran and former law enforcement officer and love to work with veterans, military, and first responders as well as anyone that wants to take ownership of their life!
(480) 442-4184 View (480) 442-4184

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 85296

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 85296 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
82% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
76% Trauma and PTSD
73% Coping Skills
73% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Aetna
66% BlueCross and BlueShield
63% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 85296 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 85296?

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.