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Ariel Armstead
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Goodyear, AZ 85395  (Online Only)
Accepting Clients for Virtual Therapy! Have you thought about going to therapy but unsure of where to start? Seeking therapy may not be the easiest thing you do, but it may be the most rewarding. Having a person to confide in, feel validated and work through life stressors with is a Win! I provide culturally relevant therapy, with much insight into how our past trauma impacts our future. I work within a relationship based approach. I am enthusiastic about therapy, and love the overall vibe of Humans. I have been in the mental health field for over 10 years and have encountered so many amazing people along my journey.
Accepting Clients for Virtual Therapy! Have you thought about going to therapy but unsure of where to start? Seeking therapy may not be the easiest thing you do, but it may be the most rewarding. Having a person to confide in, feel validated and work through life stressors with is a Win! I provide culturally relevant therapy, with much insight into how our past trauma impacts our future. I work within a relationship based approach. I am enthusiastic about therapy, and love the overall vibe of Humans. I have been in the mental health field for over 10 years and have encountered so many amazing people along my journey.
(623) 303-0931 View (623) 303-0931
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Tolana Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Goodyear, AZ 85395
My counseling is made available through MinuteClinic, located in CVS HealthHUB locations. You can schedule an appointment with me by calling the number listed in my profile or by visiting www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/services/mental-health-counseling.
My counseling is made available through MinuteClinic, located in CVS HealthHUB locations. You can schedule an appointment with me by calling the number listed in my profile or by visiting www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/services/mental-health-counseling.
(623) 263-3701 View (623) 263-3701
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Reyna Avina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Goodyear, AZ 85395
Here to help you on your therapeutic journey … reach out to take the first step. I have worked in the field for four years, primarily within the medical setting, with two years as a hospital social worker so I have seen a diverse group of patients and am uniquely equipped to manage a wide range of issues. Known for offering a safe and non-judgmental space for my patients, I am a strong advocate for their success and see myself a partner in creating healthy habits and behaviors. I believe in treating the whole person and trust in the connection between mental and physical health so to work with me will be truly unique.
Here to help you on your therapeutic journey … reach out to take the first step. I have worked in the field for four years, primarily within the medical setting, with two years as a hospital social worker so I have seen a diverse group of patients and am uniquely equipped to manage a wide range of issues. Known for offering a safe and non-judgmental space for my patients, I am a strong advocate for their success and see myself a partner in creating healthy habits and behaviors. I believe in treating the whole person and trust in the connection between mental and physical health so to work with me will be truly unique.
(623) 294-9510 View (623) 294-9510
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Mark Bower
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Goodyear, AZ 85395
I truly believe, and have experienced, there is Hope in the midst of difficult times. While hard times can be overwhelming; we can take comfort in knowing we don't need to go through it alone. Even though, at times, it may feel that way. Whatever challenges you may be facing or if it seems like everything around you is falling apart, all the difference can be made when working with one who can help you see the other side of your struggle. I am excited to offer locations in Goodyear and Glendale.
I truly believe, and have experienced, there is Hope in the midst of difficult times. While hard times can be overwhelming; we can take comfort in knowing we don't need to go through it alone. Even though, at times, it may feel that way. Whatever challenges you may be facing or if it seems like everything around you is falling apart, all the difference can be made when working with one who can help you see the other side of your struggle. I am excited to offer locations in Goodyear and Glendale.
(623) 552-2316 View (623) 552-2316
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Dr. Angela Terri Griffin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Goodyear, AZ 85395
4th Quarter Performance Consultants specializes in mental skills training and mental health counseling to athletes & non athletes by providing sport psychology and mental health services to Olympic, professional, collegiate, high school and youth/novice athletes. The goal is to help improve performance both on and off the field, mental health, and overall well-being. As a former collegiate & professional athlete, Dr. Griffin has specialized training and understands what it takes to maximize performance by offering in-person or virtual individual & team sessions, as well as workshops for parents, coaches, and sports organizations.
4th Quarter Performance Consultants specializes in mental skills training and mental health counseling to athletes & non athletes by providing sport psychology and mental health services to Olympic, professional, collegiate, high school and youth/novice athletes. The goal is to help improve performance both on and off the field, mental health, and overall well-being. As a former collegiate & professional athlete, Dr. Griffin has specialized training and understands what it takes to maximize performance by offering in-person or virtual individual & team sessions, as well as workshops for parents, coaches, and sports organizations.
(623) 303-5148 View (623) 303-5148
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Julianne Sample
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Goodyear, AZ 85395
I enjoy working with individuals across the lifespan, and will integrate a faith-based approach with my clients who are seeking to integrate spirituality in their healing. I am passionate about counseling and have found the importance of the therapeutic relationship starts with building rapport with my clients and its ability that assists in the healing and hope for your future. My desire is to help you discover who you want to become regardless of your past.
I enjoy working with individuals across the lifespan, and will integrate a faith-based approach with my clients who are seeking to integrate spirituality in their healing. I am passionate about counseling and have found the importance of the therapeutic relationship starts with building rapport with my clients and its ability that assists in the healing and hope for your future. My desire is to help you discover who you want to become regardless of your past.
(623) 552-5670 View (623) 552-5670
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Marni Marie Shrum
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Goodyear, AZ 85395  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have a Master's in Counseling Psychology from Avila University and a Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia with training in Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Gottman Method Couple's Therapy & Play Therapy. Beyond my education, I have experience working with children ages 3 and up, adolescents, and adults with a variety of mental health issues, including severe and persistent mental illnesses, addictions, trauma, abuse, neglect, couples and relationship issues, grief and loss, and mood/anxiety disorders. I use a multidisciplinary approach based on the individual and their specific need and therefore use a variety of therapeutic models.
I have a Master's in Counseling Psychology from Avila University and a Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia with training in Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Gottman Method Couple's Therapy & Play Therapy. Beyond my education, I have experience working with children ages 3 and up, adolescents, and adults with a variety of mental health issues, including severe and persistent mental illnesses, addictions, trauma, abuse, neglect, couples and relationship issues, grief and loss, and mood/anxiety disorders. I use a multidisciplinary approach based on the individual and their specific need and therefore use a variety of therapeutic models.
(816) 208-8134 View (816) 208-8134
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Terry Galler, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Goodyear, AZ 85395  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life often wounds us in unexpected ways, causing us to lose trust in ourselves and our own innate knowing. I want to help people move through the pain of the past to find their authentic self. I see therapy as an interactive process where we work together to find new paths to healing. I integrate complementary methodologies, cognitive behavioral techniques, and mindful approaches in a caring, compassionate way to help you reach your goals. Every life is worth celebrating and I want to help you live your best life now."
Life often wounds us in unexpected ways, causing us to lose trust in ourselves and our own innate knowing. I want to help people move through the pain of the past to find their authentic self. I see therapy as an interactive process where we work together to find new paths to healing. I integrate complementary methodologies, cognitive behavioral techniques, and mindful approaches in a caring, compassionate way to help you reach your goals. Every life is worth celebrating and I want to help you live your best life now."
(602) 497-3529 View (602) 497-3529
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Amber Enriquez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CACYFSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Goodyear, AZ 85395  (Online Only)
Amber is a board certified licensed clinical social worker LCSW, from Arizona. She has new client availability. Amber is the owner of Emerge Blissful LLC and Therapy Director of Estrella Family Care and Aesthetics. Amber has worked with people experiencing grief/loss, depression, anxiety, interpersonal relations, relationship/ life stressors, co-occurring diagnosis and many more. She utilizes a holistic approach when working with clients. Amber has been a board-certified social worker for five years, and in the field of social work over 10. She is currently available to provide teletherapy for children, youth and adults.
Amber is a board certified licensed clinical social worker LCSW, from Arizona. She has new client availability. Amber is the owner of Emerge Blissful LLC and Therapy Director of Estrella Family Care and Aesthetics. Amber has worked with people experiencing grief/loss, depression, anxiety, interpersonal relations, relationship/ life stressors, co-occurring diagnosis and many more. She utilizes a holistic approach when working with clients. Amber has been a board-certified social worker for five years, and in the field of social work over 10. She is currently available to provide teletherapy for children, youth and adults.
(623) 294-0146 View (623) 294-0146
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Joy Todd
Licensed Professional Counselor, DBH, LPC
Verified Verified
Goodyear, AZ 85395
Not accepting new clients
RBG Counseling specializes in working with clients who have a history of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, early childhood trauma, and other types of traumatic events. Trauma often creates symptoms impacting our daily functioning and ability to fully engage in life. Treatment focuses on creating symptom relief, reconnecting with resiliency and strength, and supporting individuals through the healing process. We believe in providing client centered, trauma informed, and mind-body oriented therapy to help clients heal.
RBG Counseling specializes in working with clients who have a history of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, early childhood trauma, and other types of traumatic events. Trauma often creates symptoms impacting our daily functioning and ability to fully engage in life. Treatment focuses on creating symptom relief, reconnecting with resiliency and strength, and supporting individuals through the healing process. We believe in providing client centered, trauma informed, and mind-body oriented therapy to help clients heal.
(623) 207-9942 View (623) 207-9942
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Jeremy Parker
Counselor, LPC, NCC, MEd, MS
Verified Verified
Goodyear, AZ 85395  (Online Only)
Most people’s dream in life is to accomplish meaningful goals, doing and enjoying the things they love to do, and being present with the people that matter most. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done when dealing with all of life’s stresses and the constant pressure we feel on a daily basis. As a High Performance Counselor, I am committed to equipping you with tools and skills to organize your inner world to perform at high levels and actually enjoy your life while doing so, regardless of what life is throwing at you. I do this by getting clear on the levels you want to perform at and the actions needed to get you there.
Most people’s dream in life is to accomplish meaningful goals, doing and enjoying the things they love to do, and being present with the people that matter most. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done when dealing with all of life’s stresses and the constant pressure we feel on a daily basis. As a High Performance Counselor, I am committed to equipping you with tools and skills to organize your inner world to perform at high levels and actually enjoy your life while doing so, regardless of what life is throwing at you. I do this by getting clear on the levels you want to perform at and the actions needed to get you there.
(602) 610-5564 View (602) 610-5564
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Crystal Tena
Pastoral Counselor, MA, CCTP, TRLC, BCBC
Verified Verified
Goodyear, AZ 85395
Hello, my name is Crystal Tena. I am a Certified Trauma Professional and Resilience Life Coach. I'm passionate about helping teens & adults heal from traumatic experiences and learn new ways of coping with the ups and downs of life. My approach integrates the complex nature between psychology, neurobiology, culture, and religion.
Hello, my name is Crystal Tena. I am a Certified Trauma Professional and Resilience Life Coach. I'm passionate about helping teens & adults heal from traumatic experiences and learn new ways of coping with the ups and downs of life. My approach integrates the complex nature between psychology, neurobiology, culture, and religion.
(623) 257-7682 View (623) 257-7682
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Joanne Solari
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTS-I
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Goodyear, AZ 85395
My mission is to provide quality mental health counseling services to adolescents and adults seeking healthier solutions and support. An important factor in effective psychotherapy is the client/therapist relationship. This means that you must have a strong therapeutic alliance. Trust, honesty, and a sense of unconditional support and attunement allow individuals in psychotherapy the ability to grow and change. You can be assured that you will not be alone in this process, as I will partner with you during your personal journey. Our partnership will be combined with client-centered and evidence-based interventions.
My mission is to provide quality mental health counseling services to adolescents and adults seeking healthier solutions and support. An important factor in effective psychotherapy is the client/therapist relationship. This means that you must have a strong therapeutic alliance. Trust, honesty, and a sense of unconditional support and attunement allow individuals in psychotherapy the ability to grow and change. You can be assured that you will not be alone in this process, as I will partner with you during your personal journey. Our partnership will be combined with client-centered and evidence-based interventions.
(609) 952-5824 View (609) 952-5824
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Gathered Connections Counseling PLLC.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Goodyear, AZ 85395
Please note the following important dates: July and August 2024: Telehealth appts will be available. September 2024: New office opens in Goodyear, AZ. My areas of interest and treatment focus include stress management, life changes, relationship issues, parenting, anxiety, depression, trauma/ PTSD, parent child relationship, self-esteem, and grief and loss. I have a substantial background in hospital/medical social work assisting patients and their families as they go through illnesses or injuries. I have also worked in hospice and helped patients of all ages and their families through the end-of-life process and bereavement.
Please note the following important dates: July and August 2024: Telehealth appts will be available. September 2024: New office opens in Goodyear, AZ. My areas of interest and treatment focus include stress management, life changes, relationship issues, parenting, anxiety, depression, trauma/ PTSD, parent child relationship, self-esteem, and grief and loss. I have a substantial background in hospital/medical social work assisting patients and their families as they go through illnesses or injuries. I have also worked in hospice and helped patients of all ages and their families through the end-of-life process and bereavement.
(623) 624-8310 View (623) 624-8310
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Alexa Parker
Counselor, LAC, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Goodyear, AZ 85395  (Online Only)
As a counselor, my hope is to empower people to achieve their goals and become their best selves while doing so. I believe counseling is a collaborative effort and should be treated with delicacy and honesty. Taking on a person-centered approach to counseling is important to me because each person should be embraced for their uniqueness. I use evidence-based practices such as CBT, DBT, ACT, and EMDR to address anxiety, depression, marital conflict, trauma, relationship issues, behavioral issues, emotional disturbances, family conflict, and self-esteem hindrances within a wide variety of clientele.
As a counselor, my hope is to empower people to achieve their goals and become their best selves while doing so. I believe counseling is a collaborative effort and should be treated with delicacy and honesty. Taking on a person-centered approach to counseling is important to me because each person should be embraced for their uniqueness. I use evidence-based practices such as CBT, DBT, ACT, and EMDR to address anxiety, depression, marital conflict, trauma, relationship issues, behavioral issues, emotional disturbances, family conflict, and self-esteem hindrances within a wide variety of clientele.
(928) 249-8512 View (928) 249-8512
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Dan Schwankl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Goodyear, AZ 85395
Are you feeling out of sorts? Have a lack of motivation? Having difficulty in expressing yourself? Finding a safe space is an important key to moving forward on our individual paths. My past experience and education have provided me with skills and abilities to provide such a space. I have spent the last 25+ years supporting individuals and families in various roles. My focus is on providing a holistic approach to supporting each individual on their wellness path in life.
Are you feeling out of sorts? Have a lack of motivation? Having difficulty in expressing yourself? Finding a safe space is an important key to moving forward on our individual paths. My past experience and education have provided me with skills and abilities to provide such a space. I have spent the last 25+ years supporting individuals and families in various roles. My focus is on providing a holistic approach to supporting each individual on their wellness path in life.
(623) 343-4823 View (623) 343-4823
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Maryann Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Goodyear, AZ 85395  (Online Only)
Greetings, I'm Maryann Martin founder and owner of MK Life Counseling. I'm a seasoned and licensed professional counselor dedicated to guiding you towards a healthier, more productive perspective on life. The practices helps people who has experienced anxiety, depression, grief or trauma by providing psychotherapy, CBT solution based therapy and trauma informed care.
Greetings, I'm Maryann Martin founder and owner of MK Life Counseling. I'm a seasoned and licensed professional counselor dedicated to guiding you towards a healthier, more productive perspective on life. The practices helps people who has experienced anxiety, depression, grief or trauma by providing psychotherapy, CBT solution based therapy and trauma informed care.
(623) 281-3703 View (623) 281-3703
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Julie Reese, DBH, LCSW, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DBH, LCSW, LICSW, PHP
Verified Verified
Goodyear, AZ 85395  (Online Only)
If you are struggling as an individual, couple or family, Dr. Reese can absolutely assist. Please reach out if you are struggling with emotional and mental fatigue, worries, frustrations, grief, loneliness, parenting, domestic violence, past childhood abuse and trauma, insomnia, nightmares/terrors, self-confidence, sexual assault, and feelings of hopelessness. If you have a child struggling with behaviors, divorce, emotional dysfunction, bullying, and making friends please call. We all have the capacity to overcome and be resilient and at times, need assistance to see the path ahead. You are a survivor!
If you are struggling as an individual, couple or family, Dr. Reese can absolutely assist. Please reach out if you are struggling with emotional and mental fatigue, worries, frustrations, grief, loneliness, parenting, domestic violence, past childhood abuse and trauma, insomnia, nightmares/terrors, self-confidence, sexual assault, and feelings of hopelessness. If you have a child struggling with behaviors, divorce, emotional dysfunction, bullying, and making friends please call. We all have the capacity to overcome and be resilient and at times, need assistance to see the path ahead. You are a survivor!
(623) 254-7534 View (623) 254-7534
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Dawn Institute of Arizona
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCTP-F
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Goodyear, AZ 85395
At Dawn Childhood Foundation, it is our mission to support the prevention and healing of trauma through innovative mental health services that treat the whole person, equip parents, and nurture resilient families. We strive to be Arizona’s leader in treating children and families who have experienced trauma and adversity - through innovative care, and a collaborative approach with a multi-specialty team.
At Dawn Childhood Foundation, it is our mission to support the prevention and healing of trauma through innovative mental health services that treat the whole person, equip parents, and nurture resilient families. We strive to be Arizona’s leader in treating children and families who have experienced trauma and adversity - through innovative care, and a collaborative approach with a multi-specialty team.
(623) 439-7177 View (623) 439-7177
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Samantha White
Counselor, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Goodyear, AZ 85395
Not accepting new clients
Certified EMDR Therapist. I am passionate about helping adolescents and adults heal and reclaim joy that is often disrupted by trauma, abuse, neglect, or crime victimization. My approach is integrated, blending modalities from EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Sand Tray, and Play Therapy. My goal is to help individuals and families tap into their potential to make positive changes, with a commitment to support clients as they build capacity and resilience for a brighter future.
Certified EMDR Therapist. I am passionate about helping adolescents and adults heal and reclaim joy that is often disrupted by trauma, abuse, neglect, or crime victimization. My approach is integrated, blending modalities from EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Sand Tray, and Play Therapy. My goal is to help individuals and families tap into their potential to make positive changes, with a commitment to support clients as they build capacity and resilience for a brighter future.
(623) 288-2662 View (623) 288-2662

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 85395

40+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in 85395 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
92% Depression
86% Coping Skills
80% Trauma and PTSD
78% Relationship Issues
73% Stress
71% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
70% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 85395 see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 85395?

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.