Therapists in 85298

Photo of Courtney Brenner, Marriage & Family Therapist in 85298, AZ
Courtney Brenner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MAS-MFT, LMFT
Verified
Gilbert, AZ 85298
Do you feel stuck in the same patterns in your relationships or daily life? Have you just experienced a major life change and are unsure how to proceed moving forward? Do you experience feelings that seem out of your control or lead to other life challenges? I am here to guide you in navigating all of life’s difficulties. To best assist you, we will identify patterns and areas of growth to establish your goals for therapy. I take pride in getting to assist my clients in transforming their relationships with themselves and others by identifying unhelpful thought and behavioral patterns keeping you stuck.
Do you feel stuck in the same patterns in your relationships or daily life? Have you just experienced a major life change and are unsure how to proceed moving forward? Do you experience feelings that seem out of your control or lead to other life challenges? I am here to guide you in navigating all of life’s difficulties. To best assist you, we will identify patterns and areas of growth to establish your goals for therapy. I take pride in getting to assist my clients in transforming their relationships with themselves and others by identifying unhelpful thought and behavioral patterns keeping you stuck.
(480) 508-9243 View (480) 508-9243
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Kris Dunlap
Counselor, LAC
Verified
Gilbert, AZ 85298
Accepting new clients - The current situations in the world can make us feel lonely, heartbroken, or like giving up. This can be a very hopeless and dark place for many of us. Feelings of sadness can create emotions that we can't see an end to, or way out of. You might not have anyone that you think will understand or "get it", so giving up or living in isolation is the easiest solution, however, there are positive ways to cope and find the light at the end of the tunnel. We all need a way to overcome the storms in our lives, and feel peaceful in order to live the best life we can.
Accepting new clients - The current situations in the world can make us feel lonely, heartbroken, or like giving up. This can be a very hopeless and dark place for many of us. Feelings of sadness can create emotions that we can't see an end to, or way out of. You might not have anyone that you think will understand or "get it", so giving up or living in isolation is the easiest solution, however, there are positive ways to cope and find the light at the end of the tunnel. We all need a way to overcome the storms in our lives, and feel peaceful in order to live the best life we can.
(520) 346-7259 View (520) 346-7259
Photo of Ronda Lantz, Licensed Professional Counselor in 85298, AZ
Ronda Lantz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85298
*not taking new clients* You have probably found your way to my page because you are unhappy with the way you feel and want a solution. My passion is assisting people like you to overcome some of life’s greatest challenges, while instilling hope for a more fulfilling future.
*not taking new clients* You have probably found your way to my page because you are unhappy with the way you feel and want a solution. My passion is assisting people like you to overcome some of life’s greatest challenges, while instilling hope for a more fulfilling future.
(480) 771-1296 View (480) 771-1296
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Erica Escobedo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSc, LPC
Verified
Gilbert, AZ 85298
Navigating through life’s challenges can be difficult. As life becomes more overwhelming, even the smallest of tasks can seem impossible. Seeking professional help is not a sign of weakness but a sign of strength. As the great Brené Brown says “vulnerability is our greatest measure of courage.” My priority is creating a safe, non-judgmental, and validating environment to provide a space for healing. I believe that when people are truly heard, the healing process begins.
Navigating through life’s challenges can be difficult. As life becomes more overwhelming, even the smallest of tasks can seem impossible. Seeking professional help is not a sign of weakness but a sign of strength. As the great Brené Brown says “vulnerability is our greatest measure of courage.” My priority is creating a safe, non-judgmental, and validating environment to provide a space for healing. I believe that when people are truly heard, the healing process begins.
(844) 981-3997 View (844) 981-3997
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Robyn Urry Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85298  (Online Only)
Change is part of life, but that doesn’t mean it's not hard. Daily stresses, changes and our past experiences impact us and can be intimidating to deal with. Seeking counseling can be intimidating too, so you’re already working towards healing by being here! You will find in me a welcoming, judgement free approach to therapy.
Change is part of life, but that doesn’t mean it's not hard. Daily stresses, changes and our past experiences impact us and can be intimidating to deal with. Seeking counseling can be intimidating too, so you’re already working towards healing by being here! You will find in me a welcoming, judgement free approach to therapy.
(480) 462-0295 View (480) 462-0295
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Karen Hawk
Psychologist, PsyD, LAC
Verified
Gilbert, AZ 85298
NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS FOR GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL THERAPY. WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS. Thank you for believing you deserve to feel better! I have extensive experience and training in trauma, family conflict, infidelity, intimacy and communication difficulties, anxiety, depression, substance use, porn addiction, pre-teen and teen challenges, “midlife crisis,” loneliness, fear of abandonment, and rejection, co-parenting, pre-and-post divorce difficulties, grief, ethnic and cultural diversity, and the effects of narcissism in relationships. I hope to instill confidence and agency in survivors of abuse so they can live happy lives!
NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS FOR GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL THERAPY. WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS. Thank you for believing you deserve to feel better! I have extensive experience and training in trauma, family conflict, infidelity, intimacy and communication difficulties, anxiety, depression, substance use, porn addiction, pre-teen and teen challenges, “midlife crisis,” loneliness, fear of abandonment, and rejection, co-parenting, pre-and-post divorce difficulties, grief, ethnic and cultural diversity, and the effects of narcissism in relationships. I hope to instill confidence and agency in survivors of abuse so they can live happy lives!
(480) 771-9905 View (480) 771-9905
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Pamela Green
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85298  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Pamela is a Licensed Associate Counselor in Arizona who works with adult women between the ages of 25 and up. Many of Pamela’s clients come in to address challenges in their life including, anxiety, depression, relationships, codependency, boundaries, life stressors, recent or past trauma, and grief. Pamela is particularly passionate about working with mothers of all ages and those who have experienced any form of perinatal or postnatal trauma. As a mother who has experienced differing perinatal and postnatal traumas, Pamela brings an in depth knowledge and empathy to her therapeutic work with clients.
Pamela is a Licensed Associate Counselor in Arizona who works with adult women between the ages of 25 and up. Many of Pamela’s clients come in to address challenges in their life including, anxiety, depression, relationships, codependency, boundaries, life stressors, recent or past trauma, and grief. Pamela is particularly passionate about working with mothers of all ages and those who have experienced any form of perinatal or postnatal trauma. As a mother who has experienced differing perinatal and postnatal traumas, Pamela brings an in depth knowledge and empathy to her therapeutic work with clients.
(480) 800-0758 View (480) 800-0758
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Carrie Malachowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RYT-200
Verified
Gilbert, AZ 85298  (Online Only)
In a supportive, genuine environment I can help you or a loved one find balance and lasting happiness. Relationship issues, processing feelings, or just being happy...life can be difficult for everyone. My areas of expertise are addressing issues of depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and life transitions. Sessions help you improve your happiness, find balance and unlock your innate connection to self, others and the world. My services are provided via my private practice, Evolve MindBody Wellness LLC. Practicing since 2000, I provide individual counseling to those in AZ, yet life coaching services across the globe.
In a supportive, genuine environment I can help you or a loved one find balance and lasting happiness. Relationship issues, processing feelings, or just being happy...life can be difficult for everyone. My areas of expertise are addressing issues of depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and life transitions. Sessions help you improve your happiness, find balance and unlock your innate connection to self, others and the world. My services are provided via my private practice, Evolve MindBody Wellness LLC. Practicing since 2000, I provide individual counseling to those in AZ, yet life coaching services across the globe.
(480) 525-9962 View (480) 525-9962
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Emily Walton
Counselor, MA, MEd, LAC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85298
Are life's pressures overwhelming? Are you ready to find a way through anxiety, disordered eating, and/or trauma? Let's reimagine your story together, in a space that brings warmth and understanding. A place where your personal growth is valued, and where your struggles are met with empathy. I understand that taking the first step can be intimidating, but I want you to know that this work deeply matters to me and I am always honored to be a part of your path forward.
Are life's pressures overwhelming? Are you ready to find a way through anxiety, disordered eating, and/or trauma? Let's reimagine your story together, in a space that brings warmth and understanding. A place where your personal growth is valued, and where your struggles are met with empathy. I understand that taking the first step can be intimidating, but I want you to know that this work deeply matters to me and I am always honored to be a part of your path forward.
(480) 462-0974 View (480) 462-0974
Photo of Jeni Gutke, Licensed Professional Counselor in 85298, AZ
Jeni Gutke
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified
Gilbert, AZ 85298
Are fears getting in your way? Behind your fears are desires- desires for pursuit of your dreams, career, relationships, fulfillment and success. But something is getting in the way. It might be past experiences, losses, unprocessed feelings or limiting beliefs. It’s time for you to clear the past and create the future with intention. Being present and enjoying life starts with healing the past. Gaining self-understanding, compassion, acceptance, confrontation of fears, and definition of desires illuminates the path to self discovery and joy. Self-connection brings greater fulfillment.. It’s time to live the life you have imagined!
Are fears getting in your way? Behind your fears are desires- desires for pursuit of your dreams, career, relationships, fulfillment and success. But something is getting in the way. It might be past experiences, losses, unprocessed feelings or limiting beliefs. It’s time for you to clear the past and create the future with intention. Being present and enjoying life starts with healing the past. Gaining self-understanding, compassion, acceptance, confrontation of fears, and definition of desires illuminates the path to self discovery and joy. Self-connection brings greater fulfillment.. It’s time to live the life you have imagined!
(480) 808-6821 View (480) 808-6821
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Suzanne Pallas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW
Verified
Gilbert, AZ 85298
I am a Christian Counselor and my work has been focused on trauma, anxiety, low self esteem, depression, grief, relationships and life transitions. Life can bring stressors, changes and challenges that affect all aspects of our health. I desire to build a trusting rapport with my clients and empower them to develop new skills to manage anything that life presents. I believe therapy is about healing, change and having a safe place to grow.
I am a Christian Counselor and my work has been focused on trauma, anxiety, low self esteem, depression, grief, relationships and life transitions. Life can bring stressors, changes and challenges that affect all aspects of our health. I desire to build a trusting rapport with my clients and empower them to develop new skills to manage anything that life presents. I believe therapy is about healing, change and having a safe place to grow.
(520) 779-5732 View (520) 779-5732
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Summer Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85298  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
We live in a culture that reinforces the idea that we should be able to have it “together” all the time; think positive, be grateful, and push harder are things we get told. You might be feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and discouraged that things aren’t getting better. You notice yourself disconnecting from yourself and others. Asking for help seems so hard! This is why I am here doing this work, guiding others through those stuck places, and helping people not feel so alone in it all. Trust me you have everything you need inside of you - a well of strength, wisdom and inner knowing.
We live in a culture that reinforces the idea that we should be able to have it “together” all the time; think positive, be grateful, and push harder are things we get told. You might be feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and discouraged that things aren’t getting better. You notice yourself disconnecting from yourself and others. Asking for help seems so hard! This is why I am here doing this work, guiding others through those stuck places, and helping people not feel so alone in it all. Trust me you have everything you need inside of you - a well of strength, wisdom and inner knowing.
(541) 640-5266 View (541) 640-5266
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Katherine G Garcia
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAPC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85298
I have been a licensed counselor for over 16 years. I specialize in work with adults and couples, including LGBTQAI+ couples, as well as polyamory, Kink, BDSM, and Swingers/open relationships. I am passionate about helping you find yourself, work through life and reach your goals- emotional and other! I do consultations for personal and professional goal setting and management. I am trained in Rational Emotive, Cognitive-Behavioral and Dialectical Behavior Therapy and The Gottman Method for couple counseling; also trained in EMDR for trauma work.
I have been a licensed counselor for over 16 years. I specialize in work with adults and couples, including LGBTQAI+ couples, as well as polyamory, Kink, BDSM, and Swingers/open relationships. I am passionate about helping you find yourself, work through life and reach your goals- emotional and other! I do consultations for personal and professional goal setting and management. I am trained in Rational Emotive, Cognitive-Behavioral and Dialectical Behavior Therapy and The Gottman Method for couple counseling; also trained in EMDR for trauma work.
(480) 771-7143 View (480) 771-7143
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Jennifer Jaeckel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Gilbert, AZ 85298  (Online Only)
Hi! I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of AZ. I have over 20 years of experience working with a variety of populations including those who have experienced anxiety, depression, trauma, low self esteem, relationship issues, addictions, and difficulty finding purpose in their lives. I like to help my clients feel more fulfilled in their relationships with others and feel more joy in their daily lives.
Hi! I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of AZ. I have over 20 years of experience working with a variety of populations including those who have experienced anxiety, depression, trauma, low self esteem, relationship issues, addictions, and difficulty finding purpose in their lives. I like to help my clients feel more fulfilled in their relationships with others and feel more joy in their daily lives.
(520) 470-6865 View (520) 470-6865
Photo of Jennifer Szabo, Licensed Professional Counselor in 85298, AZ
Jennifer Szabo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85298  (Online Only)
Feeling consumed by intrusive, unwanted thoughts that interrupt your daily living? Are you wanting to regain power over your thoughts and life? I understand how difficult it may seem to begin the healing process. But, you do not need to do it alone. When you meet with me you will be welcomed into a nonjudgmental space that will allow you to explore the possible source of your current challenges and ways you can enhance your well-being. I do not believe therapy has to be a painful experience, it can be a healing and rewarding journey. I can walk along side you as you begin to regain control of your life.
Feeling consumed by intrusive, unwanted thoughts that interrupt your daily living? Are you wanting to regain power over your thoughts and life? I understand how difficult it may seem to begin the healing process. But, you do not need to do it alone. When you meet with me you will be welcomed into a nonjudgmental space that will allow you to explore the possible source of your current challenges and ways you can enhance your well-being. I do not believe therapy has to be a painful experience, it can be a healing and rewarding journey. I can walk along side you as you begin to regain control of your life.
(480) 878-7894 View (480) 878-7894
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Clara Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Gilbert, AZ 85298
I believe my life purpose is to “bring light” to those in dark spaces. I know what it is like to be on the edge- in a dark space- and how difficult it may feel to “climb out of the cave”. I genuinely believe every person can lead a life worth living regardless of their circumstances and the pain they have experienced. As a therapist, it is my hope & desire to bring light to all my clients and guide them to a place where they find their own light. I have had the pleasure of working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, self-esteem/self-worth issues and destructive behaviors such as self-harm.
I believe my life purpose is to “bring light” to those in dark spaces. I know what it is like to be on the edge- in a dark space- and how difficult it may feel to “climb out of the cave”. I genuinely believe every person can lead a life worth living regardless of their circumstances and the pain they have experienced. As a therapist, it is my hope & desire to bring light to all my clients and guide them to a place where they find their own light. I have had the pleasure of working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, self-esteem/self-worth issues and destructive behaviors such as self-harm.
(520) 210-5761 View (520) 210-5761
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Candice Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Gilbert, AZ 85298
Hi, my name is Candice Smith and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor serving individuals in East Valley including Gilbert, Chandler, and Queen Creek. I provide a warm, non-judgmental, and collaborative approach to understanding who you are and what you would like to achieve. I believe the most important aspect of therapy is the trust, respect, and alliance that is created between client and therapist. While pain, frustration, and sadness often bring people to counseling, I know that transformation happens when you take action. I look forward to helping you on your personal journey!
Hi, my name is Candice Smith and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor serving individuals in East Valley including Gilbert, Chandler, and Queen Creek. I provide a warm, non-judgmental, and collaborative approach to understanding who you are and what you would like to achieve. I believe the most important aspect of therapy is the trust, respect, and alliance that is created between client and therapist. While pain, frustration, and sadness often bring people to counseling, I know that transformation happens when you take action. I look forward to helping you on your personal journey!
(480) 605-1417 View (480) 605-1417
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Brittany Muller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85298  (Online Only)
Life is often challenging and overwhelming. To help navigate life’s challenges and guide you through the healing process, I provide therapy in an accepting and compassionate environment. Finding the right therapist to meet your needs is important. If you are dealing with anxiety and stress, learning new coping skills to overcome and manage these feelings is vital. Although my therapy practice is always individualized, we will likely practice mindfulness meditation and deep breathing exercises to help enable you to deal with these feelings when they arise.
Life is often challenging and overwhelming. To help navigate life’s challenges and guide you through the healing process, I provide therapy in an accepting and compassionate environment. Finding the right therapist to meet your needs is important. If you are dealing with anxiety and stress, learning new coping skills to overcome and manage these feelings is vital. Although my therapy practice is always individualized, we will likely practice mindfulness meditation and deep breathing exercises to help enable you to deal with these feelings when they arise.
(321) 323-7988 View (321) 323-7988
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Ivory Rose Coaching - Shoshana Hanson
CSMC
Gilbert, AZ 85298
Ivory Rose Coaching ~ A time to destress and take your life back. I've been coaching clients for personal empowerment over 12 years and am a certified stress management coach. My unique and caring approach uses IMT (introspective meditative techniques) giving clients a sense of calm and inner strength in each session. With my help clients find answers to personal struggles quickly and easily in a very non-judmental supportive environment. Clients learn stress reducing techniques to gain insight to personal issues while promoting deep relaxation to manage situational and daily stress.
Ivory Rose Coaching ~ A time to destress and take your life back. I've been coaching clients for personal empowerment over 12 years and am a certified stress management coach. My unique and caring approach uses IMT (introspective meditative techniques) giving clients a sense of calm and inner strength in each session. With my help clients find answers to personal struggles quickly and easily in a very non-judmental supportive environment. Clients learn stress reducing techniques to gain insight to personal issues while promoting deep relaxation to manage situational and daily stress.
(480) 470-7685 View (480) 470-7685
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Jason R Frizzell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Gilbert, AZ 85298
Not accepting new clients
My primary focus at this time is forensic evaluations and outpatient psychological evaluations. My background and training in outpatient counseling, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, substance abuse rehabilitation facilities, alternative schools, prison populations, and forensic populations have allowed me to work with diverse populations that embody complex and unique mental health problems. In private practice, I may be privately retained by individuals, by legal counsel, or as a court-appointed mental health expert in competency and restoration matters, guardianship cases, and insanity pleas among other psycholegal matters.
My primary focus at this time is forensic evaluations and outpatient psychological evaluations. My background and training in outpatient counseling, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, substance abuse rehabilitation facilities, alternative schools, prison populations, and forensic populations have allowed me to work with diverse populations that embody complex and unique mental health problems. In private practice, I may be privately retained by individuals, by legal counsel, or as a court-appointed mental health expert in competency and restoration matters, guardianship cases, and insanity pleas among other psycholegal matters.
(480) 351-6085 View (480) 351-6085

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Number of Therapists in 85298

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 85298 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
89% Depression
84% Stress
82% Trauma and PTSD
79% Self Esteem
77% Coping Skills
75% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
64% BlueCross and BlueShield
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 85298 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 85298?

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.