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Caitlin (Caity) Lynch
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97202
Waitlist for new clients
You're here because you need something to shift in yourself, your relationships, or your life. I have ADHD, I am queer and genderqueer and work from a strengths-based perspective, utilizing insight-oriented therapeutic change models (Narrative Therapy, EFIT, IFS) and brain/emotion understanding through psychoeducation, CBT, and DBT and self-in-context understanding (social model of disability, self-compassion work of Drs. Kristin Neff and Tara Brach) to help you imagine and take steps toward a life aligned with who you are. > NOTE: I don't offer ADHD or Autism Assessments, this can be obtained through a psychologist or your PCP. <
You're here because you need something to shift in yourself, your relationships, or your life. I have ADHD, I am queer and genderqueer and work from a strengths-based perspective, utilizing insight-oriented therapeutic change models (Narrative Therapy, EFIT, IFS) and brain/emotion understanding through psychoeducation, CBT, and DBT and self-in-context understanding (social model of disability, self-compassion work of Drs. Kristin Neff and Tara Brach) to help you imagine and take steps toward a life aligned with who you are. > NOTE: I don't offer ADHD or Autism Assessments, this can be obtained through a psychologist or your PCP. <
(971) 257-1636 View (971) 257-1636
Amalia Labis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you sometimes feel lonely, frustrated, or unsure about how to parent your child (neurotypical, neurodiverse, highly sensitive, biological, foster, adopted, or step-child)? Has your child received a recent diagnosis and you are wondering what it means and how to start helping them? Is your family experiencing high parental conflict or has been through a recent life transition and needs guidance and support? Or, perhaps, raising your child has caused you to re-examine your own childhood and relationships with members of your family of origin? If so, I would love to be on your "team".
Do you sometimes feel lonely, frustrated, or unsure about how to parent your child (neurotypical, neurodiverse, highly sensitive, biological, foster, adopted, or step-child)? Has your child received a recent diagnosis and you are wondering what it means and how to start helping them? Is your family experiencing high parental conflict or has been through a recent life transition and needs guidance and support? Or, perhaps, raising your child has caused you to re-examine your own childhood and relationships with members of your family of origin? If so, I would love to be on your "team".
(503) 994-1360 View (503) 994-1360
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Emily Lake
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202
Waitlist for new clients
I help people access their strengths, find clarity within, understand mind-body signals and enjoy an improved sense of fulfillment in life - even in hard times. We look at how individual well-being exists within extensive structures beyond the self. My therapeutic style aligns well with people who are struggling with the overwhelming state of the world, feeling out of touch with their deepest dreams and values, and dealing with stressful life transitions in relationships, work, and beyond. The above scenarios may manifest internally in the form of depression, anxiety, grief, burnout and feeling disconnected from yourself and others.
I help people access their strengths, find clarity within, understand mind-body signals and enjoy an improved sense of fulfillment in life - even in hard times. We look at how individual well-being exists within extensive structures beyond the self. My therapeutic style aligns well with people who are struggling with the overwhelming state of the world, feeling out of touch with their deepest dreams and values, and dealing with stressful life transitions in relationships, work, and beyond. The above scenarios may manifest internally in the form of depression, anxiety, grief, burnout and feeling disconnected from yourself and others.
(503) 743-6346 View (503) 743-6346
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Benjamin Skolnik
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97202
I enjoy working with clients who feel that their minds have become unmanageable. This experience often arises from a belief that inner conflict and complexity is a problem to be solved rather than a state of affairs to be understood and befriended. Sometimes this unmanageability shows up as anxiety, where the mind dreads bad outcomes and wont allow you to enjoy your life. Other times as depression, where the mind is mired in hopelessness, despair, or resentment. Addictions of various sorts can also arise from this state of affairs, whereby we try to distract or quiet our minds through destructive patterns of behavior.
I enjoy working with clients who feel that their minds have become unmanageable. This experience often arises from a belief that inner conflict and complexity is a problem to be solved rather than a state of affairs to be understood and befriended. Sometimes this unmanageability shows up as anxiety, where the mind dreads bad outcomes and wont allow you to enjoy your life. Other times as depression, where the mind is mired in hopelessness, despair, or resentment. Addictions of various sorts can also arise from this state of affairs, whereby we try to distract or quiet our minds through destructive patterns of behavior.
(503) 479-2097 View (503) 479-2097
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Justin Hamacher, Cascade Jungian Services
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202
I provide online and in-person services in Jungian analysis and in-person Oregon state licensed psilocybin facilitation. People arrive at Jungian analysis for a variety of reasons, a life difficulty, crossroads, challenges with human relationships, curiosity around dreams and creativity, or a hunger to learn and explore Jungian topics. Jungian work is about reclaiming one's narrative, through integration of unconscious and conscious aspects of the self. This work can help a person feel more balanced and whole (the Jungian concept of individuation) or 'living life to one's truest state'.
I provide online and in-person services in Jungian analysis and in-person Oregon state licensed psilocybin facilitation. People arrive at Jungian analysis for a variety of reasons, a life difficulty, crossroads, challenges with human relationships, curiosity around dreams and creativity, or a hunger to learn and explore Jungian topics. Jungian work is about reclaiming one's narrative, through integration of unconscious and conscious aspects of the self. This work can help a person feel more balanced and whole (the Jungian concept of individuation) or 'living life to one's truest state'.
(503) 386-0762 View (503) 386-0762
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Audra T. Lee Integrative Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MA, LPC, LMHC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
I can help you sort through what might feel like a big overwhelming pile of mess - whether from unwanted emotions, too much stress, unresolved interpersonal traumas, or a nagging sense of dissatisfaction with life and just feeling stuck. These issues may manifest in a variety of ways such as anxiety, depression, burnout, self-criticism, emotional intensity, and/or relationship issues. Together we'll listen to what your pain is trying to tell you about yourself, what's really important to you, and what is and is not working in your life. This is such an important precursor to lasting change.
I can help you sort through what might feel like a big overwhelming pile of mess - whether from unwanted emotions, too much stress, unresolved interpersonal traumas, or a nagging sense of dissatisfaction with life and just feeling stuck. These issues may manifest in a variety of ways such as anxiety, depression, burnout, self-criticism, emotional intensity, and/or relationship issues. Together we'll listen to what your pain is trying to tell you about yourself, what's really important to you, and what is and is not working in your life. This is such an important precursor to lasting change.
(503) 966-9744 View (503) 966-9744
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Roxana I Nedelcu
PhD, BCBA-D, LBA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202
I provide evidence-based treatment for children, and teens with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) ages 2-14, and coaching to parents and teachers working with children on the spectrum. I have 20 years of experience working directly with children building communication, play, social, and academic skills. I also work with other therapists whom I oversee and consult. I am open to collaborate with other professionals and consult on any concerns related to ASD. We have immediate openings for children 2-5 who can be seen during the day.
I provide evidence-based treatment for children, and teens with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) ages 2-14, and coaching to parents and teachers working with children on the spectrum. I have 20 years of experience working directly with children building communication, play, social, and academic skills. I also work with other therapists whom I oversee and consult. I am open to collaborate with other professionals and consult on any concerns related to ASD. We have immediate openings for children 2-5 who can be seen during the day.
(503) 479-4478 View (503) 479-4478
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Kim Stetson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97202
I’m passionate about helping people who are depressed, anxious, disconnected and overwhelmed with the world. I offer individual therapy for adults in SE Portland, Oregon with a focus on trauma, addiction, and relationship issues. I provide counseling that is strengths-based and respectful. I am kind and compassionate, and also direct and authentic. I will warmly meet you wherever you’re at in your journey while also inviting you to grow and change. I am accepting new clients. I only work with individual adults (no children, adolescents or couples).
I’m passionate about helping people who are depressed, anxious, disconnected and overwhelmed with the world. I offer individual therapy for adults in SE Portland, Oregon with a focus on trauma, addiction, and relationship issues. I provide counseling that is strengths-based and respectful. I am kind and compassionate, and also direct and authentic. I will warmly meet you wherever you’re at in your journey while also inviting you to grow and change. I am accepting new clients. I only work with individual adults (no children, adolescents or couples).
(503) 470-2343 View (503) 470-2343
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Myong O
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202
As a mental health provider who has been practicing in an integrated family medicine clinic, my approach to health is holistic. I believe the foundations of well being are built on sufficient sleep, good nutrition, physical activity and healthy relationship with oneself and others. So, whether we are struggling with anxiety, depression, concentration difficulties, relationship issues etc, when we improve how our brain functions, by strengthening our wise brain and quieting our survival brain (through mindfulness and other techniques), then we increase our ability to live the life that is meaningful to us.
As a mental health provider who has been practicing in an integrated family medicine clinic, my approach to health is holistic. I believe the foundations of well being are built on sufficient sleep, good nutrition, physical activity and healthy relationship with oneself and others. So, whether we are struggling with anxiety, depression, concentration difficulties, relationship issues etc, when we improve how our brain functions, by strengthening our wise brain and quieting our survival brain (through mindfulness and other techniques), then we increase our ability to live the life that is meaningful to us.
(503) 738-1925 View (503) 738-1925
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Erica Kopf
Professional Counselor Associate, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Erica Kopf and I am a bilingual therapist (English & Spanish) based in Portland, Oregon. My practice focuses on helping adults process and cope with anxiety, trauma, and body image concerns to develop a more positive sense of self. utilize a trauma informed, collaborative, and client centered approach meaning that we work together to find tools that are specific for your needs.
Hello! My name is Erica Kopf and I am a bilingual therapist (English & Spanish) based in Portland, Oregon. My practice focuses on helping adults process and cope with anxiety, trauma, and body image concerns to develop a more positive sense of self. utilize a trauma informed, collaborative, and client centered approach meaning that we work together to find tools that are specific for your needs.
(503) 994-1309 View (503) 994-1309
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Janean Vedova
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, #T1945
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202
Maintaining connection with those close to us can be difficult. I understand the complexities of relationships and how challenging they can be at times. As you know all relationships require maintenance and care, and I can help you navigate the complexities of your unique relationships so those relationships feel healthy for you. I work with individuals, couples and families around what is difficult for them in the moment. I have experience working with people through a variety of issues and with people from all walks of life.
Maintaining connection with those close to us can be difficult. I understand the complexities of relationships and how challenging they can be at times. As you know all relationships require maintenance and care, and I can help you navigate the complexities of your unique relationships so those relationships feel healthy for you. I work with individuals, couples and families around what is difficult for them in the moment. I have experience working with people through a variety of issues and with people from all walks of life.
(530) 918-4314 View (530) 918-4314
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Chelsea Carter
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97202
I believe you were born whole. You already have everything you need to succeed and thrive. I am here to create a safe, supportive environment in which you can share your experience. I provide trauma informed, systemically-oriented therapy to adults (18+) and couples. I use Emotionally Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, and somatic exercises to guide my work.
I believe you were born whole. You already have everything you need to succeed and thrive. I am here to create a safe, supportive environment in which you can share your experience. I provide trauma informed, systemically-oriented therapy to adults (18+) and couples. I use Emotionally Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, and somatic exercises to guide my work.
(503) 549-4134 View (503) 549-4134
Photo of Bryce Doehne, Psychologist in 97202, OR
Bryce Doehne
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202
I specialize in helping people who may appear to others as high-functioning, high-achievers, who have it “all together," but on the inside they experience suffering. The people I work with often attempt to suppress their emotions and needs in order to achieve success in their career, college, relationships, and other life goals. They are usually achievement-oriented, detail-focused, driven, ambitious, and place high standards on themselves and others. Although their qualities may help with pushing through struggles to achieve success, limiting emotional expression can result in long-term negative effects.
I specialize in helping people who may appear to others as high-functioning, high-achievers, who have it “all together," but on the inside they experience suffering. The people I work with often attempt to suppress their emotions and needs in order to achieve success in their career, college, relationships, and other life goals. They are usually achievement-oriented, detail-focused, driven, ambitious, and place high standards on themselves and others. Although their qualities may help with pushing through struggles to achieve success, limiting emotional expression can result in long-term negative effects.
(971) 232-3475 View (971) 232-3475
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Nathan Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202
Life can be stressful, due to the demands we, as well as others place upon us. Often times we can struggle to achieve a sense of balance. As a result our relationships and connectedness to others can be affected. If you are feeling sad, lost, hurt, angry, overwhelmed or worried you are not alone, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Life can be stressful, due to the demands we, as well as others place upon us. Often times we can struggle to achieve a sense of balance. As a result our relationships and connectedness to others can be affected. If you are feeling sad, lost, hurt, angry, overwhelmed or worried you are not alone, please do not hesitate to reach out.
(971) 777-8929 View (971) 777-8929
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Lacy Cooper
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97202
I believe that everyone wants to feel loved, appreciated & valued. I enjoy helping individuals identify repeating lifelong patterns that prevent this from happening. Sometimes life can be confusing and frustrating and it can feel that you have tried everything to "fix" a feeling/situation/self belief and can end up feeling pretty hopeless though I can help you to identify your strengths, provide support and work with you so that you can lead the life you currently are dreaming about.
I believe that everyone wants to feel loved, appreciated & valued. I enjoy helping individuals identify repeating lifelong patterns that prevent this from happening. Sometimes life can be confusing and frustrating and it can feel that you have tried everything to "fix" a feeling/situation/self belief and can end up feeling pretty hopeless though I can help you to identify your strengths, provide support and work with you so that you can lead the life you currently are dreaming about.
(503) 925-3117 View (503) 925-3117
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Brad Meadows
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202
Located in Portland, Oregon, I graduated with a Master of Science in Counseling, I went on to do Doctoral work at the California Institute of Integral Studies in East West Psychology and Tibetan Buddhism along with a diverse background ranging from 25 years of studying/practicing Tibetan Buddhism to in depth experience in different modalities of psychology, philosophy and healing. I maintain a compassionate setting for individuals to explore, understand and create meaning in their lives and heal. I utilize a framework from various domains to assist clients in making sense of their experiences in a collaborative and fruitful fashion.
Located in Portland, Oregon, I graduated with a Master of Science in Counseling, I went on to do Doctoral work at the California Institute of Integral Studies in East West Psychology and Tibetan Buddhism along with a diverse background ranging from 25 years of studying/practicing Tibetan Buddhism to in depth experience in different modalities of psychology, philosophy and healing. I maintain a compassionate setting for individuals to explore, understand and create meaning in their lives and heal. I utilize a framework from various domains to assist clients in making sense of their experiences in a collaborative and fruitful fashion.
(503) 683-8466 View (503) 683-8466
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Jessica Gotzler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202
I enjoy working with a wide range of people and specialize in treating teens and young adults. My specialty areas include mood instability, anxiety, depression, issues related to gender identity and sexuality, difficulty launching into adulthood, and maladaptive coping mechanisms including self-harm and impulsive behaviors. I work well with people who are emotionally sensitive, may feel that they don’t belong, and have difficulty maintaining stable relationships. I strive to help people create a life that’s more enjoyable by learning to tolerate painful emotions and have more pleasant experiences.
I enjoy working with a wide range of people and specialize in treating teens and young adults. My specialty areas include mood instability, anxiety, depression, issues related to gender identity and sexuality, difficulty launching into adulthood, and maladaptive coping mechanisms including self-harm and impulsive behaviors. I work well with people who are emotionally sensitive, may feel that they don’t belong, and have difficulty maintaining stable relationships. I strive to help people create a life that’s more enjoyable by learning to tolerate painful emotions and have more pleasant experiences.
(971) 350-8703 View (971) 350-8703
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Sellwood Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MFT, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202
Waitlist for new clients
My training as a couples, marriage and family therapist leads me to view client functioning in terms of relationships. My goal is to help clients bring forth a self that feels true and real. I help clients learn to ask for and receive what they need from others, embracing life and life's challenges with courage, renewed spirit, and a sense of wholeness. When clients feel supported, validated, and understood they often find that symptoms of depression and anxiety are relieved. Working with me, clients will learn to access their inner resources as we generate solutions together.
My training as a couples, marriage and family therapist leads me to view client functioning in terms of relationships. My goal is to help clients bring forth a self that feels true and real. I help clients learn to ask for and receive what they need from others, embracing life and life's challenges with courage, renewed spirit, and a sense of wholeness. When clients feel supported, validated, and understood they often find that symptoms of depression and anxiety are relieved. Working with me, clients will learn to access their inner resources as we generate solutions together.
(503) 446-3242 View (503) 446-3242
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Cameron Kemper
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97202
I ground my work in respect and compassion which contributes to the foundation of trust, self-acceptance and courage necessary for you to successfully overcome your challenges and create the life you want to live. Through the cultivation of mindful awareness and the implementation of stress management and emotion regulation skills, I will teach you how to calm anxiety, transform distressing feelings, access inner wisdom and review your behaviors and beliefs so that you can learn to commit to those which align with your values. This work will help you realize your personal, professional and relationship goals.
I ground my work in respect and compassion which contributes to the foundation of trust, self-acceptance and courage necessary for you to successfully overcome your challenges and create the life you want to live. Through the cultivation of mindful awareness and the implementation of stress management and emotion regulation skills, I will teach you how to calm anxiety, transform distressing feelings, access inner wisdom and review your behaviors and beliefs so that you can learn to commit to those which align with your values. This work will help you realize your personal, professional and relationship goals.
(503) 743-8833 View (503) 743-8833
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Maddie Gregory
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Maddie. Licensed therapist, career counselor, and your very own personal hype-man as you navigate big transitions and changes in your life. As someone with a background in trauma informed care, I know the concept of exploring purpose, navigating transition, and being motivated for change can feel incredibly scary, overwhelming, and outright impossible at times. Together, we will take the necessary steps to guide you through self-reflection, identify clear, tangible goals, and create a plan for your next steps that feel manageable and purposeful. You deserve a life that is ALL the things, but most of all reflective of you.
Hi, I’m Maddie. Licensed therapist, career counselor, and your very own personal hype-man as you navigate big transitions and changes in your life. As someone with a background in trauma informed care, I know the concept of exploring purpose, navigating transition, and being motivated for change can feel incredibly scary, overwhelming, and outright impossible at times. Together, we will take the necessary steps to guide you through self-reflection, identify clear, tangible goals, and create a plan for your next steps that feel manageable and purposeful. You deserve a life that is ALL the things, but most of all reflective of you.
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Number of Therapists in 97202

300+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 97202 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% PacificSource
41% Oregon Health Plan (OHP)
39% Aetna

How Therapists in 97202 see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
22% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 97202?

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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.