Photo of Glenda K Evans, Licensed Professional Counselor in 97306, OR
Glenda K Evans
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97306
Now Taking New Clients. Don't let trauma or painful thoughts and beliefs hold you back! I believe that everyone is capable of healing and discovering joy in life. I often work with individuals who have tried therapy before and are searching for more complete ability to live and love freely. I work from a personalized, heart centered stance incorporating parts work and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as a soulful path to healing and self knowledge. I believe the more you know yourself, the more power you wield to compassionately reach potentials.
Now Taking New Clients. Don't let trauma or painful thoughts and beliefs hold you back! I believe that everyone is capable of healing and discovering joy in life. I often work with individuals who have tried therapy before and are searching for more complete ability to live and love freely. I work from a personalized, heart centered stance incorporating parts work and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as a soulful path to healing and self knowledge. I believe the more you know yourself, the more power you wield to compassionately reach potentials.
(503) 295-9746 View (503) 295-9746
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Lisa Motley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97306  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello and welcome! I am a LCSW who is a holistic multicultural practitioner that specializes in working with individuals who have experienced anxiety, depression, and childhood/adult trauma. I have a broad range of experience working with clients across the life span in the human service field, across the last 15 years. I currently serve clients 18 or older. I understand how difficult opening up can be, and I know that finding the right person to talk with is important.
Hello and welcome! I am a LCSW who is a holistic multicultural practitioner that specializes in working with individuals who have experienced anxiety, depression, and childhood/adult trauma. I have a broad range of experience working with clients across the life span in the human service field, across the last 15 years. I currently serve clients 18 or older. I understand how difficult opening up can be, and I know that finding the right person to talk with is important.
(503) 461-5852 View (503) 461-5852
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Darcey Kirkwood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97306  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I believe that one of the most powerful things in the world is to feel seen, heard, cared for, and understood. It is my goal that each person I meet with feels these needs being met. One of the greatest privileges of my work is to walk alongside individuals during some of their darkest seasons of life. I strive to provide a space for hope and healing.
I believe that one of the most powerful things in the world is to feel seen, heard, cared for, and understood. It is my goal that each person I meet with feels these needs being met. One of the greatest privileges of my work is to walk alongside individuals during some of their darkest seasons of life. I strive to provide a space for hope and healing.
(503) 563-7162 View (503) 563-7162
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Sarah Finch Page
MDiv, SD
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97306
Life experiences have a way of influencing how we see ourselves and others. As a Spiritual Director, I invite people to take a journey towards healing the soul by discovering the presence of the Divine in all life's moments. If you are looking for a safe and open space for that journey, I am happy to companion you. The soul thrives when we discover our true selves. I invite those from various faith backgrounds as well as those who are feeling the 'tug' to know more about this soul work.
Life experiences have a way of influencing how we see ourselves and others. As a Spiritual Director, I invite people to take a journey towards healing the soul by discovering the presence of the Divine in all life's moments. If you are looking for a safe and open space for that journey, I am happy to companion you. The soul thrives when we discover our true selves. I invite those from various faith backgrounds as well as those who are feeling the 'tug' to know more about this soul work.
(971) 308-5272 View (971) 308-5272
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Sharon Cooper-Barth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97306  (Online Only)
Abuse is something that affects a lot of people and in various different ways. It is something that can be hidden from the world and no one will know the pain the individual is going through. It is quiet and insidious, leaving lasting effects. It can creep up on you and make you feel alone in the world full of people. It can leave you feeling misunderstood, alone, and/or broken. There are ways to work through the trauma, safeguard yourself, and heal from parts of the abuse. You will rebuild yourself esteem, sense of self, and confidence in the process of healing. Everyone's journey is different.
Abuse is something that affects a lot of people and in various different ways. It is something that can be hidden from the world and no one will know the pain the individual is going through. It is quiet and insidious, leaving lasting effects. It can creep up on you and make you feel alone in the world full of people. It can leave you feeling misunderstood, alone, and/or broken. There are ways to work through the trauma, safeguard yourself, and heal from parts of the abuse. You will rebuild yourself esteem, sense of self, and confidence in the process of healing. Everyone's journey is different.
(503) 308-7365 View (503) 308-7365
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Terry Pond
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97306
Reaching out for help can be difficult, but healing is a process of recovering to ones’ true self. I have created an environment that is safe in order for each client to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Each session will be directed by the client with an opportunity to develop skills to work through daily trials, past trauma and any future obstacles.
Reaching out for help can be difficult, but healing is a process of recovering to ones’ true self. I have created an environment that is safe in order for each client to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Each session will be directed by the client with an opportunity to develop skills to work through daily trials, past trauma and any future obstacles.
(971) 599-2850 View (971) 599-2850
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Arielle Riffe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97306  (Online Only)
You’re caught in patterns of over-thinking, overwhelm, avoidance, and perfectionism. You feel stuck but you aren’t sure why or how to fix it. You’re used to taking care of everyone else, being the problem-solver and the overachiever, so it’s hard to ask for help or know what you might need. You. Are. Exhausted. You miss the days where you felt clearer, connected, present, and peaceful. You escape into another wellness podcast, or do a little “self-care”, but you know the relief is temporary. It’s time to make a change. Break away from patterns of worry, stress, overwhelm and finally feel satisfied in the life you've created.
You’re caught in patterns of over-thinking, overwhelm, avoidance, and perfectionism. You feel stuck but you aren’t sure why or how to fix it. You’re used to taking care of everyone else, being the problem-solver and the overachiever, so it’s hard to ask for help or know what you might need. You. Are. Exhausted. You miss the days where you felt clearer, connected, present, and peaceful. You escape into another wellness podcast, or do a little “self-care”, but you know the relief is temporary. It’s time to make a change. Break away from patterns of worry, stress, overwhelm and finally feel satisfied in the life you've created.
(503) 751-3540 View (503) 751-3540
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Julie O'Connor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97306  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! I currently work with OHP clients who reside primarily in Marion & Polk County. I am genuinely glad you are considering counseling. I have a broad range of experience working with clients across the life span from children to adults, including those in their 80's or older. I currently serve clients 16 or older. I enjoy working with a wide range of client ages and concerns including but not limited to; trauma, life transitions, grief & loss, relationship concerns and self-esteem issues. I currently work as an independent contractor for Valley Mental Health as a Certified Clinician for the Oregon Health Plan.
Welcome! I currently work with OHP clients who reside primarily in Marion & Polk County. I am genuinely glad you are considering counseling. I have a broad range of experience working with clients across the life span from children to adults, including those in their 80's or older. I currently serve clients 16 or older. I enjoy working with a wide range of client ages and concerns including but not limited to; trauma, life transitions, grief & loss, relationship concerns and self-esteem issues. I currently work as an independent contractor for Valley Mental Health as a Certified Clinician for the Oregon Health Plan.
(503) 486-4943 View (503) 486-4943
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Amanda Lynn Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CASOT
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97306
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! I believe strongly that different things work for different people at different times. I will collaborate with you in the direction to take to achieve goals for therapy.
Hello! I believe strongly that different things work for different people at different times. I will collaborate with you in the direction to take to achieve goals for therapy.
(503) 486-4560 View (503) 486-4560
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Dr. Corey Gilbert -Christian, Sex & Trauma Expert
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97306
Welcome! My name is Dr Corey Gilbert. I have been working with marriages and families for over 23 years. My primary focus is on trauma, gender and sexual identity, infidelity, marriage restoration, & marital sexual stuck points - all from a biblical traditionally Christian worldivew. So if you are looking for that kind of leadership and direction, I am that person. I have been a University professor at the Undergrad, Gradaute, and Doctoral level for 19+ years. My track record is seeing great changes quickly for most. You and I will create a plan that works best for you, your desired outcomes, your budget, and family.
Welcome! My name is Dr Corey Gilbert. I have been working with marriages and families for over 23 years. My primary focus is on trauma, gender and sexual identity, infidelity, marriage restoration, & marital sexual stuck points - all from a biblical traditionally Christian worldivew. So if you are looking for that kind of leadership and direction, I am that person. I have been a University professor at the Undergrad, Gradaute, and Doctoral level for 19+ years. My track record is seeing great changes quickly for most. You and I will create a plan that works best for you, your desired outcomes, your budget, and family.
(503) 563-2668 View (503) 563-2668
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Wholehearted Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97306  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients. Hello! I'm Karen Haag, and Wholehearted Counseling is my completely virtual private practice. I specialize in working with women with trauma, particularly childhood abuse, sexual abuse, incest, and emotional abuse. Together, we explore the impact of past experiences on the brain, body, and mind. We work to identify the negative self-scripts and worldviews that are the result of trauma, and to replace these with more realistic, adaptive, and compassionate internal and external responses. My style of therapy is warm and down to earth, and my primary goal is to create a genuine human-to-human relationship.
Not accepting new clients. Hello! I'm Karen Haag, and Wholehearted Counseling is my completely virtual private practice. I specialize in working with women with trauma, particularly childhood abuse, sexual abuse, incest, and emotional abuse. Together, we explore the impact of past experiences on the brain, body, and mind. We work to identify the negative self-scripts and worldviews that are the result of trauma, and to replace these with more realistic, adaptive, and compassionate internal and external responses. My style of therapy is warm and down to earth, and my primary goal is to create a genuine human-to-human relationship.
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Michael Zavala
Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97306  (Online Only)
It is hard enough to ask for help when you know what is not working for you in life. It becomes increasingly more difficult when there is only pain and the source is unknown. I focus on helping you reach your therapeutic goals by listening and building our therapeutic relationship; and strive to create a safe environment for you to explore the source of your struggle and pain without judgment. I do this through a lens called Restoration Therapy by understanding the current pain cycle and helping you to establish a peace cycle.
It is hard enough to ask for help when you know what is not working for you in life. It becomes increasingly more difficult when there is only pain and the source is unknown. I focus on helping you reach your therapeutic goals by listening and building our therapeutic relationship; and strive to create a safe environment for you to explore the source of your struggle and pain without judgment. I do this through a lens called Restoration Therapy by understanding the current pain cycle and helping you to establish a peace cycle.
(503) 461-1005 View (503) 461-1005
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Justin James Johannson
LPC Intern, MS, CRC, LPC-Int
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97306
"Our action may be impeded... but there can be no impeding our intentions or dispositions. Because we can accommodate and adapt." -Marcus Aurelius My name is Justin Johannson, a person-first cognitive therapist, welcome to my profile! It is my belief that with enough self-awareness, wisdom, and calculated direction, no challenge, obstacle or struggle is insurmountable. Whether you are someone that struggles with the daily rigors of mental health illness, such as anxiety or depression, or are seeking aid and guidance with the overwhelming demands of life - I am here to help. I am here to walk beside you in your unique experience.
"Our action may be impeded... but there can be no impeding our intentions or dispositions. Because we can accommodate and adapt." -Marcus Aurelius My name is Justin Johannson, a person-first cognitive therapist, welcome to my profile! It is my belief that with enough self-awareness, wisdom, and calculated direction, no challenge, obstacle or struggle is insurmountable. Whether you are someone that struggles with the daily rigors of mental health illness, such as anxiety or depression, or are seeking aid and guidance with the overwhelming demands of life - I am here to help. I am here to walk beside you in your unique experience.
(503) 676-6390 View (503) 676-6390
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Lucas Pitman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97306
Waitlist for new clients
Are you ready to find the keys which will unlock the doors to your better life? Whether you are depressed, anxious or trying to make sense of difficult and traumatic past events, we will work together to find solutions in a safe, welcoming environment.
Are you ready to find the keys which will unlock the doors to your better life? Whether you are depressed, anxious or trying to make sense of difficult and traumatic past events, we will work together to find solutions in a safe, welcoming environment.
(971) 703-5221 View (971) 703-5221
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David C. Brillhart
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97306  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
If you've ever watched a good movie or seen a compelling drama on the stage, you know the story doesn't resolve itself until the second act. Just as "life imitates art," you may experience situations, thoughts, and emotions road blocking your "second act." I’m honored to help you navigate life choices amidst these roadblocks through my combined approach using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness-based exposure therapy. ACT is an evidenced-based therapy consistent with the sentiment of the "Serenity Prayer" in focusing on change we can control; letting go of things we cannot.
If you've ever watched a good movie or seen a compelling drama on the stage, you know the story doesn't resolve itself until the second act. Just as "life imitates art," you may experience situations, thoughts, and emotions road blocking your "second act." I’m honored to help you navigate life choices amidst these roadblocks through my combined approach using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness-based exposure therapy. ACT is an evidenced-based therapy consistent with the sentiment of the "Serenity Prayer" in focusing on change we can control; letting go of things we cannot.
(503) 567-9681 View (503) 567-9681
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Kristin L Rieck
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97306
Hi. I am here to offer you a chance to be seen and heard for who you really are, as well as who you want to be. Change is possible, and I look forward to working closely with you as you create the life you want. My practice is solution focused, with an emphasis on Attachment Patterns Couples Therapy. I use Contextual Therapy, which means helping relationships become more fair. I offer you a chance to talk about difficult topics in confidential sessions.
Hi. I am here to offer you a chance to be seen and heard for who you really are, as well as who you want to be. Change is possible, and I look forward to working closely with you as you create the life you want. My practice is solution focused, with an emphasis on Attachment Patterns Couples Therapy. I use Contextual Therapy, which means helping relationships become more fair. I offer you a chance to talk about difficult topics in confidential sessions.
(503) 505-9161 View (503) 505-9161
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Carlene Shultz
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97306
Not accepting new clients
My name is Carlene Shultz and I am a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience as a therapist helping people heal from trauma and the effects of childhood abuse, substance use and co-dependence; navigate life transitions; create and nurture the relationships in their lives (including Self relationship); and develop and strengthen their spritual base. People come to see me with concerns including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship difficulties or emerging awareness of the presence of addictive or abusive patterns in their lives. I help them identify inner gifts, unlocked blocked potential and transform their lives.
My name is Carlene Shultz and I am a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience as a therapist helping people heal from trauma and the effects of childhood abuse, substance use and co-dependence; navigate life transitions; create and nurture the relationships in their lives (including Self relationship); and develop and strengthen their spritual base. People come to see me with concerns including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship difficulties or emerging awareness of the presence of addictive or abusive patterns in their lives. I help them identify inner gifts, unlocked blocked potential and transform their lives.
(971) 236-5025 View (971) 236-5025
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Gathered & Wise
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97306
Now accepting new clients for individual and couples therapy! We are a group practice of experienced therapists that specialize in pregnancy and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, birth trauma, pregnancy and infant loss, infertility, loss of self, adjustment to parenthood, and other issues related to the early years of parenting and getting to know yourself in this new stage of life. While we specialize in perinatal clients, we also work with clients experiencing generalized anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life adjustments, stress, and those needing to improve their self worth, communication, and assertiveness.
Now accepting new clients for individual and couples therapy! We are a group practice of experienced therapists that specialize in pregnancy and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, birth trauma, pregnancy and infant loss, infertility, loss of self, adjustment to parenthood, and other issues related to the early years of parenting and getting to know yourself in this new stage of life. While we specialize in perinatal clients, we also work with clients experiencing generalized anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life adjustments, stress, and those needing to improve their self worth, communication, and assertiveness.
(541) 368-4380 View (541) 368-4380
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Kent Heyward
Marriage & Family Therapist, ACSW, MSW, LMFT, SAP
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97306
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Social Worker and a Oregon Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (SAP). My 25+ years of clinical experience have been focused on serving patients dealing with parenting issues, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, dual diagnoses, grief and loss, marital conflict, adjustment issues, and career/life transitions. My private practice utilizes a brief solution-focused modality, providing therapy to individuals, couples, families, and children. I am also founder and senior counselor with the Upper Rogue Wellness Center in Southern Oregon.
I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Social Worker and a Oregon Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (SAP). My 25+ years of clinical experience have been focused on serving patients dealing with parenting issues, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, dual diagnoses, grief and loss, marital conflict, adjustment issues, and career/life transitions. My private practice utilizes a brief solution-focused modality, providing therapy to individuals, couples, families, and children. I am also founder and senior counselor with the Upper Rogue Wellness Center in Southern Oregon.
(541) 279-2183 View (541) 279-2183
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Beth Armstrong
Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97306
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome to the first step of your healing journey. I am so glad you are here. I believe that the therapeutic power of relationship and connecting with each client authentically is foundational. My goal is to facilitate a dynamic partnership in which each client is an active participant in their own growth. Together we will explore personal strengths and key supports, determine goals, and evaluate progress along the way. I believe in an integrative approach to counseling, recognizing the complex interactions of mind, body, emotions, and soul. It is my desire that clients will gain insight, understanding, and experience healing.
Welcome to the first step of your healing journey. I am so glad you are here. I believe that the therapeutic power of relationship and connecting with each client authentically is foundational. My goal is to facilitate a dynamic partnership in which each client is an active participant in their own growth. Together we will explore personal strengths and key supports, determine goals, and evaluate progress along the way. I believe in an integrative approach to counseling, recognizing the complex interactions of mind, body, emotions, and soul. It is my desire that clients will gain insight, understanding, and experience healing.
(503) 370-8050 x203 View (503) 370-8050 x203

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 97306

30+

Average cost per session

$165

Therapists in 97306 who prioritize treating:

94% Depression
88% Anxiety
81% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
72% Grief
72% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% PacificSource
64% Providence
55% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 97306 see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 97306?

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.