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Heather Shannon | Certified Sex Therapist
Counselor, LCPC, CST
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97229  (Online Only)
Has sex become an elephant in the room instead of a way to feel close and connected? Maybe it seems like you trigger each other when it comes to sex. Or sex has simply become a chore. You might be feeling more like friends, co-parents or roommates instead of romantic partners. And it can be so difficult to talk to your partner about intimacy when it's a stressor....or you're not being intimate at all. Sex is admittedly a sensitive area that can bring up insecurities or ego, but there is a way to get back to feeling passionate and excited again. My goal is for you to feel safe, understood and able to express your authentic sexuality.
Has sex become an elephant in the room instead of a way to feel close and connected? Maybe it seems like you trigger each other when it comes to sex. Or sex has simply become a chore. You might be feeling more like friends, co-parents or roommates instead of romantic partners. And it can be so difficult to talk to your partner about intimacy when it's a stressor....or you're not being intimate at all. Sex is admittedly a sensitive area that can bring up insecurities or ego, but there is a way to get back to feeling passionate and excited again. My goal is for you to feel safe, understood and able to express your authentic sexuality.
(971) 265-3207 View (971) 265-3207
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Dr. Luke R. Allen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97229  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is based on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). A core idea in ACT is that trying too hard to get rid of or control our emotions tends to backfire. Instead of trying to get rid of unwanted thoughts and feelings (e.g., anxiety & depression), I will help you learn to react differently to them so that you can keep your focus on living a meaningful and fulfilling life based on what’s important to you. We will work together to set meaningful goals to address your concerns–whether they relate to life transitions, depression, anxiety, body image, grief/loss, job or academic stress, or gender & sexuality.
My approach to therapy is based on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). A core idea in ACT is that trying too hard to get rid of or control our emotions tends to backfire. Instead of trying to get rid of unwanted thoughts and feelings (e.g., anxiety & depression), I will help you learn to react differently to them so that you can keep your focus on living a meaningful and fulfilling life based on what’s important to you. We will work together to set meaningful goals to address your concerns–whether they relate to life transitions, depression, anxiety, body image, grief/loss, job or academic stress, or gender & sexuality.
(971) 715-0631 View (971) 715-0631
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Valerie Mustonen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97229  (Online Only)
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been a therapist for 26 years. I worked in residential treatment, medical social work, outpatient therapy and private practice. I am someone who listens closely to your story and current needs to find solutions to ultimately help you achieve a healthy mental state. Each session will be directed by you to tackle long term issues or problems that come up each week. I have many different treatment approaches to help you see why you are experiencing difficulty in your life.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been a therapist for 26 years. I worked in residential treatment, medical social work, outpatient therapy and private practice. I am someone who listens closely to your story and current needs to find solutions to ultimately help you achieve a healthy mental state. Each session will be directed by you to tackle long term issues or problems that come up each week. I have many different treatment approaches to help you see why you are experiencing difficulty in your life.
(503) 832-6375 View (503) 832-6375
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James Gibb Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH, AMTP
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97229
(Please note that I am currently located in Illinois and can only offer video or phone sessions). It was Irvin Yalom who said something to the effect that "psychotherapy is like a dress rehearsal for life". With this said, it is my intention to not only offer you support in therapy but to also help you generalize the skills you learn in therapy and apply them in your outside life and relationships. I specialize in anger and anxiety management for adults and adolescents. I also work with highly intelligent adults and teens who have a difficult time adjusting and adapting socially and work with high functioning autistic individuals.
(Please note that I am currently located in Illinois and can only offer video or phone sessions). It was Irvin Yalom who said something to the effect that "psychotherapy is like a dress rehearsal for life". With this said, it is my intention to not only offer you support in therapy but to also help you generalize the skills you learn in therapy and apply them in your outside life and relationships. I specialize in anger and anxiety management for adults and adolescents. I also work with highly intelligent adults and teens who have a difficult time adjusting and adapting socially and work with high functioning autistic individuals.
(309) 518-1421 View (309) 518-1421
Photo of Wendy Micheau, Professional Counselor Associate in 97229, OR
Wendy Micheau
Professional Counselor Associate, MS
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97229
Most people who seek me out are overwhelmed. They may be dealing with life transitions like separation, divorce, single parenting, empty nesting, or career changes. They may feel alone and need help moving forward. Sometimes they are doing their best to juggle life's stresses while managing chronic illness or disability - whether that's their own autoimmune condition, their child's autism or ADHD, a partner's sudden stroke, or an aging parent's Alzheimer's Dementia. Above all, they want a personal connection with someone who believes in them and validates their feelings, experiences, and concerns. I am here to help.
Most people who seek me out are overwhelmed. They may be dealing with life transitions like separation, divorce, single parenting, empty nesting, or career changes. They may feel alone and need help moving forward. Sometimes they are doing their best to juggle life's stresses while managing chronic illness or disability - whether that's their own autoimmune condition, their child's autism or ADHD, a partner's sudden stroke, or an aging parent's Alzheimer's Dementia. Above all, they want a personal connection with someone who believes in them and validates their feelings, experiences, and concerns. I am here to help.
(971) 232-3187 View (971) 232-3187
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Gianna Russo-Mitma
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97229  (Online Only)
Are you dealing with family of origin or generational issues that you can't seem to work through? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the world and navigating challenging family dynamics? Does the world feel like a lot of pressure on your heart and mind, or feel like you're not enough? That's where our work together starts. Our sessions will be collaborative, strengths-based, and non-judgmental, and we'll work from a family systems and feminist lens. It is important that you feel safe going into this new chapter, and I am glad we're here together.
Are you dealing with family of origin or generational issues that you can't seem to work through? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the world and navigating challenging family dynamics? Does the world feel like a lot of pressure on your heart and mind, or feel like you're not enough? That's where our work together starts. Our sessions will be collaborative, strengths-based, and non-judgmental, and we'll work from a family systems and feminist lens. It is important that you feel safe going into this new chapter, and I am glad we're here together.
(971) 260-4813 View (971) 260-4813
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Sabrina Ullmann Mathews
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97229
Regretfully, I am not accepting new clients. After 40 years of practice, I find that while theoretical frameworks are useful, much more significant is the relationship that the client and therapist develop. It is in this relational container that the most important relationship is forged and manifested; that of the client to themself. My style is dynamic, directive, and intuitive.My sense of humor is pretty good too. I have great respect for my clients' intelligence, time and resources and don't want to waste them.
Regretfully, I am not accepting new clients. After 40 years of practice, I find that while theoretical frameworks are useful, much more significant is the relationship that the client and therapist develop. It is in this relational container that the most important relationship is forged and manifested; that of the client to themself. My style is dynamic, directive, and intuitive.My sense of humor is pretty good too. I have great respect for my clients' intelligence, time and resources and don't want to waste them.
(503) 406-3620 View (503) 406-3620
Photo of Dr. Tonia Vojtkofsky, Psychologist in 97229, OR
Dr. Tonia Vojtkofsky
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97229  (Online Only)
I believe there is hope for you, no matter what you are struggling with, or how intense your suffering is. I am dedicated to providing compassionate and evidenced-based treatments that empower people to learn, grow, and heal. I value psychotherapy that addresses the whole person. My goal is to help people overcome difficulties, reach their potential, and effect real and lasting change.
I believe there is hope for you, no matter what you are struggling with, or how intense your suffering is. I am dedicated to providing compassionate and evidenced-based treatments that empower people to learn, grow, and heal. I value psychotherapy that addresses the whole person. My goal is to help people overcome difficulties, reach their potential, and effect real and lasting change.
(971) 257-5965 View (971) 257-5965
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Eudaemonia Equine Connections, Inc.®
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD, CTRI, ESMHL
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97229
Equine-assisted mental health (EAMH) is a specialized psychotherapy treatment that incorporates equines (i.e. horses) into the therapeutic environment. In EAMH, there is a strong focus on present-moment awareness, experiential learning, and the integration of the mind-body-spirit connection through interactions with a horse(s) in an outdoor barn environment.
Equine-assisted mental health (EAMH) is a specialized psychotherapy treatment that incorporates equines (i.e. horses) into the therapeutic environment. In EAMH, there is a strong focus on present-moment awareness, experiential learning, and the integration of the mind-body-spirit connection through interactions with a horse(s) in an outdoor barn environment.
(971) 232-3105 View (971) 232-3105
Photo of Elisa Lewis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 97229, OR
Elisa Lewis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97229  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Elisa, I am a California native, and Licensed as a Social Worker in California, Oregon, and Washington State. I work with individuals and couples. Do you isolate, feel misunderstood, or have difficult connecting to others? Have you been told you are "too sensitive", "too intense", or "too intense"? Do you ever feel like no matter how hard you try - you can't catch a break? Do you want to hide parts of yourself? Do you want to build more connection in your relationship? You are not alone. Often times our old wounds and experiences get in the way of living. Contact me if you are ready for a fresh start.
Hi, my name is Elisa, I am a California native, and Licensed as a Social Worker in California, Oregon, and Washington State. I work with individuals and couples. Do you isolate, feel misunderstood, or have difficult connecting to others? Have you been told you are "too sensitive", "too intense", or "too intense"? Do you ever feel like no matter how hard you try - you can't catch a break? Do you want to hide parts of yourself? Do you want to build more connection in your relationship? You are not alone. Often times our old wounds and experiences get in the way of living. Contact me if you are ready for a fresh start.
(503) 966-5059 View (503) 966-5059
Photo of May Han, Marriage & Family Therapist in 97229, OR
May Han
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97229
I love what I do. I enjoy assisting you and your loved ones working through pains to a deeply connected, authentic, and satisfying life for yourself and with each other. I am equipped to help you with a wide range of struggles including emotional turmoil, traditional or non traditional relationship issues, sexual difficulties, and self esteem issues. I believe we have the strength within ourselves to heal, and I strive to help you and you significant other get into contact with that innate resiliency for a more nourishing life. I do so in a collaborative way, with cultural sensitivity, and sharp wit.
I love what I do. I enjoy assisting you and your loved ones working through pains to a deeply connected, authentic, and satisfying life for yourself and with each other. I am equipped to help you with a wide range of struggles including emotional turmoil, traditional or non traditional relationship issues, sexual difficulties, and self esteem issues. I believe we have the strength within ourselves to heal, and I strive to help you and you significant other get into contact with that innate resiliency for a more nourishing life. I do so in a collaborative way, with cultural sensitivity, and sharp wit.
(503) 461-7793 View (503) 461-7793
James D Boyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97229
I have a passion for human growth processes. Throughout my thirty years of practice I have appreciated the opportunity to be a resource for those seeking a shift in their lives towards greater health, resolution of trauma and better functioning in the adventure of close relationships. I work with individuals, couples and families collaboratively to find their path towards fuller experiences of self hood and relatedness. I approach human challenges from an integrated framework of family/attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology and optimal brain functioning. Through research based approaches to greater self regulation clients expand their capacity for health
I have a passion for human growth processes. Throughout my thirty years of practice I have appreciated the opportunity to be a resource for those seeking a shift in their lives towards greater health, resolution of trauma and better functioning in the adventure of close relationships. I work with individuals, couples and families collaboratively to find their path towards fuller experiences of self hood and relatedness. I approach human challenges from an integrated framework of family/attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology and optimal brain functioning. Through research based approaches to greater self regulation clients expand their capacity for health
(503) 966-5793 View (503) 966-5793
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Tara L. Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97229  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I have over 20 years of experience working with individuals dealing with mental illness. I have worked both in private practice and in an acute care psychiatric hospital providing individual, group, and family therapy. I am comfortable treating all mental health issues, including helping those in crisis. I have extensive experience working with individuals dealing with self-injury, anxiety/depression, pre and postpartum depression, and PTSD, and abuse issues. My philosophy in working with clients is to provide the best well-rounded care while focusing and building upon strengths.
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I have over 20 years of experience working with individuals dealing with mental illness. I have worked both in private practice and in an acute care psychiatric hospital providing individual, group, and family therapy. I am comfortable treating all mental health issues, including helping those in crisis. I have extensive experience working with individuals dealing with self-injury, anxiety/depression, pre and postpartum depression, and PTSD, and abuse issues. My philosophy in working with clients is to provide the best well-rounded care while focusing and building upon strengths.
(971) 290-2109 View (971) 290-2109
Photo of Jana Corbett, Psychologist in 97229, OR
Jana Corbett
Psychologist, PhD, CADC-I
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97229
Do you often feel misunderstood and hurt? Do you feel as though your emotions are controlling you and you don’t know what to do to change that? Does it leave you feeling emotionally exhausted, anxious and full of self-doubt? I know what that feels like and I can help you develop the skills to effectively cope and regulate your emotions and help you identify and communicate your emotions, needs and boundaries to others so you can be heard and get your needs met!
Do you often feel misunderstood and hurt? Do you feel as though your emotions are controlling you and you don’t know what to do to change that? Does it leave you feeling emotionally exhausted, anxious and full of self-doubt? I know what that feels like and I can help you develop the skills to effectively cope and regulate your emotions and help you identify and communicate your emotions, needs and boundaries to others so you can be heard and get your needs met!
(503) 300-5535 View (503) 300-5535
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Portland Wellness Counseling, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97229  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you've tried everything? You love each other so much and want to figure this out, but you seem to just go around in circles. There are things you need to talk about in your relationship, but you aren't sure how to bring them up without defensiveness or more hurt feelings. When this happens, you start to feel so frustrated because you just don't know what to do. You're afraid that if you don't learn how to communicate differently, you will feel even further apart or the worst case scenario, end up leaving each other. This would be such a loss because when times are good they are great. You could really use some help.
Do you feel like you've tried everything? You love each other so much and want to figure this out, but you seem to just go around in circles. There are things you need to talk about in your relationship, but you aren't sure how to bring them up without defensiveness or more hurt feelings. When this happens, you start to feel so frustrated because you just don't know what to do. You're afraid that if you don't learn how to communicate differently, you will feel even further apart or the worst case scenario, end up leaving each other. This would be such a loss because when times are good they are great. You could really use some help.
(503) 743-6404 View (503) 743-6404
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Melissa Schymberg Nixon
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97229  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I sincerely believe that EVERYONE could use a little extra support at some point in their life, and that is especially true now during this pandemic! You do not have to deal with this (or any) stress alone. Together we can create a plan to get you to where you want to be and how you want to feel. You are strong enough to get through anything. I am here to help you find the right path, and make the journey as clear and easy as possible. *as of 12/15/24 my caseload is full, but feel free to send me an email to check if I have any openings*
I sincerely believe that EVERYONE could use a little extra support at some point in their life, and that is especially true now during this pandemic! You do not have to deal with this (or any) stress alone. Together we can create a plan to get you to where you want to be and how you want to feel. You are strong enough to get through anything. I am here to help you find the right path, and make the journey as clear and easy as possible. *as of 12/15/24 my caseload is full, but feel free to send me an email to check if I have any openings*
(503) 897-9279 View (503) 897-9279
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Tee Mayfield with Center of Cultivating Parents
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97229  (Online Only)
Tee is a (LPC) licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas, Arizona and Oregon. She has been practicing mental health treatment in a variety of settings such as Inpatient, PHP, IOP and private practice. She has Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Texas Woman's University and is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Marriage and Family Therapy from NCU. She is skilled in different modalities such as DBT, CBT, EMDR as well as Existential therapy. Tee is also resourceful and helpful with navigating through minor to major crisis in life.
Tee is a (LPC) licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas, Arizona and Oregon. She has been practicing mental health treatment in a variety of settings such as Inpatient, PHP, IOP and private practice. She has Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Texas Woman's University and is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Marriage and Family Therapy from NCU. She is skilled in different modalities such as DBT, CBT, EMDR as well as Existential therapy. Tee is also resourceful and helpful with navigating through minor to major crisis in life.
(971) 298-9565 View (971) 298-9565
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Brent Moore
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97229  (Online Only)
I have current availability. Finding the right support is so important and unfortunately too many people are left feeling like they are a failure when they are unable to change on their own. Making the decision to seek out this support can be daunting but it is an extremely important first step towards healing. The fact that you are here shows you have the strength to get better, even if it feels distant at this point. My practice is offered exclusively via teleheath.
I have current availability. Finding the right support is so important and unfortunately too many people are left feeling like they are a failure when they are unable to change on their own. Making the decision to seek out this support can be daunting but it is an extremely important first step towards healing. The fact that you are here shows you have the strength to get better, even if it feels distant at this point. My practice is offered exclusively via teleheath.
(971) 206-6532 View (971) 206-6532
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Fran Miller, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97229
I am currently providing mostly telehealth services via the HIPPA compliant website, doxy.me. I believe psychotherapy is an extremely unique and special endeavor, and I find providing psychotherapy is both rewarding and a privilege. I am a warm, supportive, verbal, interactive therapist, and I care about my clients well being and development. If you plan to call for a therapy appointment, please be sure to include your insurance company and reasons for therapy, There is further and more extensive information on at my website: www.heartmind.com.
I am currently providing mostly telehealth services via the HIPPA compliant website, doxy.me. I believe psychotherapy is an extremely unique and special endeavor, and I find providing psychotherapy is both rewarding and a privilege. I am a warm, supportive, verbal, interactive therapist, and I care about my clients well being and development. If you plan to call for a therapy appointment, please be sure to include your insurance company and reasons for therapy, There is further and more extensive information on at my website: www.heartmind.com.
(503) 883-8880 View (503) 883-8880
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Henry Mead Kaiser
PsyD, MBA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97229
Accessing hope, grounding, greater energy, and newfound peace are my specialities and passion, and I assist the patient to take charge in finding harmony and illuminating a vibrant life. Working creatively and eclectically I assess the unique strengths and needs of each adult who calls. My goal is to assist clients to become more masterful in their lives at every age. Using the lens of in-depth traditional psychotherapeutic knowledge, empowered with neurofeedback brain training, I aim for faster outcomes than those possible with “talk therapy” alone.
Accessing hope, grounding, greater energy, and newfound peace are my specialities and passion, and I assist the patient to take charge in finding harmony and illuminating a vibrant life. Working creatively and eclectically I assess the unique strengths and needs of each adult who calls. My goal is to assist clients to become more masterful in their lives at every age. Using the lens of in-depth traditional psychotherapeutic knowledge, empowered with neurofeedback brain training, I aim for faster outcomes than those possible with “talk therapy” alone.
(503) 714-7570 View (503) 714-7570

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 97229

200+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 97229 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
84% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
76% Stress
74% Life Transitions
72% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Aetna
49% PacificSource
41% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 97229 see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
18% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 97229?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.