Therapists in South Addition, Anchorage, AK

Photo of Brittney Ramert, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Addition, Anchorage, AK
Brittney Ramert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Addition, Anchorage, AK 99501
More than any other factor, it is the relationship between client and therapist that has been found to profoundly impact personal change. We are hurt, and healed within relationships. With this in mind, I take a relational approach to all my therapeutic work. I believe in honoring the individual needs of each client, ensuring they are known, seen, and heard. While also gently offering alternative to one’s longstanding views of self, others, and the world. I take a special interest in expanding the social and wellness supports of individuals outside the therapy room.
More than any other factor, it is the relationship between client and therapist that has been found to profoundly impact personal change. We are hurt, and healed within relationships. With this in mind, I take a relational approach to all my therapeutic work. I believe in honoring the individual needs of each client, ensuring they are known, seen, and heard. While also gently offering alternative to one’s longstanding views of self, others, and the world. I take a special interest in expanding the social and wellness supports of individuals outside the therapy room.
(425) 585-4974 View (425) 585-4974
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Kelsey Fox
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
South Addition, Anchorage, AK 99501
Currently accepting new clients, via tele-health. I see you as a person, someone who is trying to make life work. And then, more often than not, you experience something that shakes your core. This event can begin occurring over time, or it can be a first time experience that leaves your equilibrium off-balance. Then, your thoughts begin to overwhelm you and you begin to wonder if you will ever get back on track. In short yes you can, but it is going to take some time and effort if you are willing to work at it.
Currently accepting new clients, via tele-health. I see you as a person, someone who is trying to make life work. And then, more often than not, you experience something that shakes your core. This event can begin occurring over time, or it can be a first time experience that leaves your equilibrium off-balance. Then, your thoughts begin to overwhelm you and you begin to wonder if you will ever get back on track. In short yes you can, but it is going to take some time and effort if you are willing to work at it.
(866) 583-3514 View (866) 583-3514
Photo of Jodie Menish, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Addition, Anchorage, AK
Jodie Menish
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
South Addition, Anchorage, AK 99501
In-Person/35 Yrs of Experience/Current Availability - Have you always blazed your own trail, worked hard and enjoyed many successes in life? Have you been able to tackle challenges with ease as they come up? Maybe you've found all of this to be true, but now there is this relationship dynamic or personal problem that just won’t go away. Then give me a call, you are my specialty. My extensive Gottman and Brainspotting training can go to work for you. I help circular problems find a resting ground. I keep the temperature cooler so that obstacles disappear. I help healing begin. Let's get started on a new way to do life.
In-Person/35 Yrs of Experience/Current Availability - Have you always blazed your own trail, worked hard and enjoyed many successes in life? Have you been able to tackle challenges with ease as they come up? Maybe you've found all of this to be true, but now there is this relationship dynamic or personal problem that just won’t go away. Then give me a call, you are my specialty. My extensive Gottman and Brainspotting training can go to work for you. I help circular problems find a resting ground. I keep the temperature cooler so that obstacles disappear. I help healing begin. Let's get started on a new way to do life.
(907) 791-0036 View (907) 791-0036
Photo of Christine Marie Sam, Counselor in South Addition, Anchorage, AK
Christine Marie Sam
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Addition, Anchorage, AK 99501  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy relies on establishing a collaborative relationship with my patient(s) so that we can work together to identify the habitual patterns of thinking, feeling and acting that keep you from enjoying the quality of life you would like for yourself. I create a supportive environment that allows you the patient to talk openly without fear of judgment. By the time you leave therapy you will not only have solved the problem that brought you in, but you will take away a set of skills that will help you effectively cope with whatever challenges life may present in the future.
My approach to therapy relies on establishing a collaborative relationship with my patient(s) so that we can work together to identify the habitual patterns of thinking, feeling and acting that keep you from enjoying the quality of life you would like for yourself. I create a supportive environment that allows you the patient to talk openly without fear of judgment. By the time you leave therapy you will not only have solved the problem that brought you in, but you will take away a set of skills that will help you effectively cope with whatever challenges life may present in the future.
(855) 692-8319 View (855) 692-8319
Photo of Mercy Dennis, Marriage & Family Therapist in South Addition, Anchorage, AK
Mercy Dennis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Addition, Anchorage, AK 99501  (Online Only)
I have been practicing Marital and Family Therapy in the Anchorage, Alaska, area since 1976. Over the years as my career has advanced I have focused mostly on working in the areas of Marital, Pre-Marital, Divorce and Co-Parenting. My training as well as my life experiences have molded my professional identity as a marriage and family therapist. It is of utmost importance for me to maintain a consciousness about the differences that each and every client and couple presents. We each have our own individual story and map that we bring to our relationship journey.
I have been practicing Marital and Family Therapy in the Anchorage, Alaska, area since 1976. Over the years as my career has advanced I have focused mostly on working in the areas of Marital, Pre-Marital, Divorce and Co-Parenting. My training as well as my life experiences have molded my professional identity as a marriage and family therapist. It is of utmost importance for me to maintain a consciousness about the differences that each and every client and couple presents. We each have our own individual story and map that we bring to our relationship journey.
(855) 956-1649 View (855) 956-1649
Photo of Wendy Gause, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Addition, Anchorage, AK
Wendy Gause
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
South Addition, Anchorage, AK 99501  (Online Only)
NOW Accepting NEW clients! The process of finding a therapist you can trust can be intimidating, but it is the first step toward healing and growth. I'm Wendy Gause, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor specializing in treatment for trauma-related disorders. I've worked in the mental health field for the past 12 years and genuinely love what I do.
NOW Accepting NEW clients! The process of finding a therapist you can trust can be intimidating, but it is the first step toward healing and growth. I'm Wendy Gause, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor specializing in treatment for trauma-related disorders. I've worked in the mental health field for the past 12 years and genuinely love what I do.
(866) 880-6136 View (866) 880-6136
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Cheryl Childers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ATR-BC, RPT
Verified Verified
South Addition, Anchorage, AK 99501
As someone who has experienced past sexual / physical abuse, or chronic illness, do you often wonder how you can move past the overwhelming shame and pain? Have you tried “everything” but nothing seems to alleviate the flashbacks or unwanted memories. Do you want to stop dissociating? Do you long be free of anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts; longing for connection, worthiness, and to tell your story with a safe, non-judgmental person. Are you willing to examine thoughts, emotions, behaviors and learn how to utilize your whole self, develop shame resilience—transforming the way you live & love in your current relationships?
As someone who has experienced past sexual / physical abuse, or chronic illness, do you often wonder how you can move past the overwhelming shame and pain? Have you tried “everything” but nothing seems to alleviate the flashbacks or unwanted memories. Do you want to stop dissociating? Do you long be free of anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts; longing for connection, worthiness, and to tell your story with a safe, non-judgmental person. Are you willing to examine thoughts, emotions, behaviors and learn how to utilize your whole self, develop shame resilience—transforming the way you live & love in your current relationships?
(864) 501-3633 View (864) 501-3633
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Patricia Estella Gould
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
South Addition, Anchorage, AK 99501
Waitlist for new clients
As an immigrant, I have become part of a country that values diversity and integration, where I experienced the transformation of my life and therefore the transformation of my surroundings. While living in Alaska, I realized there is a need for mental health professionals who understand the implications of being an immigrant, and the importance of processing the loss of your language, food, music, friends, and place. Who also understand the difficulty of not knowing how to preserve who we are while adopting the values and gifts of the country which opened its doors to us.
As an immigrant, I have become part of a country that values diversity and integration, where I experienced the transformation of my life and therefore the transformation of my surroundings. While living in Alaska, I realized there is a need for mental health professionals who understand the implications of being an immigrant, and the importance of processing the loss of your language, food, music, friends, and place. Who also understand the difficulty of not knowing how to preserve who we are while adopting the values and gifts of the country which opened its doors to us.
(907) 341-4802 View (907) 341-4802
Photo of April McElhenny, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Addition, Anchorage, AK
April McElhenny
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
South Addition, Anchorage, AK 99501  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
No matter what you do, nothing has worked thus far. You still get frustrated by the same people and situations, and your relationships suffer as a result. You might even engage in self-sabotaging behaviors, and juggling all of it feels impossible. You know your parenting could be better, and you are not sure how or why you react in the ways you do. You may ask yourself “Why am I this way?” The answer often lies in early trauma. A chaotic upbringing, abuse, and not feeling seen as children can often result in emotions, thoughts, and behaviors that do not reflect our true selves.
No matter what you do, nothing has worked thus far. You still get frustrated by the same people and situations, and your relationships suffer as a result. You might even engage in self-sabotaging behaviors, and juggling all of it feels impossible. You know your parenting could be better, and you are not sure how or why you react in the ways you do. You may ask yourself “Why am I this way?” The answer often lies in early trauma. A chaotic upbringing, abuse, and not feeling seen as children can often result in emotions, thoughts, and behaviors that do not reflect our true selves.
(210) 952-5114 View (210) 952-5114
Photo of Sevilla I. Love, LCSW, Grief and Loss Specialist, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Addition, Anchorage, AK
Sevilla I. Love, LCSW, Grief and Loss Specialist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Addition, Anchorage, AK 99501  (Online Only)
I specialize in grief and loss and unbiasedly see people from all backgrounds all over Alaska. Perhaps a loved one died and your world's forever changed. Are you a Helping or High-risk-career professional who's witnessed too much? Maybe you spiritually struggle with feeling cheated when you got handed a life you didn't ask or plan for. The loss is recent, the pain is acute and you can't afford to fold! Your loss happened long ago and you're finally ready to explore it's effects on your life.
I specialize in grief and loss and unbiasedly see people from all backgrounds all over Alaska. Perhaps a loved one died and your world's forever changed. Are you a Helping or High-risk-career professional who's witnessed too much? Maybe you spiritually struggle with feeling cheated when you got handed a life you didn't ask or plan for. The loss is recent, the pain is acute and you can't afford to fold! Your loss happened long ago and you're finally ready to explore it's effects on your life.
(907) 308-2351 View (907) 308-2351
Photo of Sirpa T Gorman, Counselor in South Addition, Anchorage, AK
Sirpa T Gorman
Counselor, MSLPC
Verified Verified
South Addition, Anchorage, AK 99501
I provide individual, family and couples counseling for children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. First session you and I will identify issues that you would like to work on and we will come up with a plan of action on how to implement your goals. I work with you throughout our sessions to come up with an optimal outcome for your life situation. Visit me also at www.alaskatherapy.com for more information.
I provide individual, family and couples counseling for children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. First session you and I will identify issues that you would like to work on and we will come up with a plan of action on how to implement your goals. I work with you throughout our sessions to come up with an optimal outcome for your life situation. Visit me also at www.alaskatherapy.com for more information.
(855) 956-1602 View (855) 956-1602
Photo of Joy Knight, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Addition, Anchorage, AK
Joy Knight
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Addition, Anchorage, AK 99519
With my background in fitness and physical therapy of patients with chronic pain and as a substance abuse counselor, I am convinced that every individual has the desire to be seen, heard and understood. I do believe that I have been uniquely wired to provide insight, acceptance, understanding and support when life gets hard, lonely or confusing. A good portion of what I offer is to help you understand & express your feelings, needs, desires, longings and hope in a safe tranquil environment. You will receive in return a therapist who is equally open with her emotions and able to model genuine relationship in our sessions.
With my background in fitness and physical therapy of patients with chronic pain and as a substance abuse counselor, I am convinced that every individual has the desire to be seen, heard and understood. I do believe that I have been uniquely wired to provide insight, acceptance, understanding and support when life gets hard, lonely or confusing. A good portion of what I offer is to help you understand & express your feelings, needs, desires, longings and hope in a safe tranquil environment. You will receive in return a therapist who is equally open with her emotions and able to model genuine relationship in our sessions.
(907) 268-0043 View (907) 268-0043
Photo of Marianne D Holman, Psychologist in South Addition, Anchorage, AK
Marianne D Holman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
South Addition, Anchorage, AK 99501
Not accepting new clients
I am a psychologist with specialty in providing assessment and treatment of adults. Areas of expertise include treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other anxiety conditions. I have specialized training and experience in working with military populations and treatment of combat-related mental health conditions. I further enjoy working with adult dependents of military personnel. Additionally, I have proficiency in working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses, including Bipolar Disorder and psychotic illnesses.
I am a psychologist with specialty in providing assessment and treatment of adults. Areas of expertise include treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other anxiety conditions. I have specialized training and experience in working with military populations and treatment of combat-related mental health conditions. I further enjoy working with adult dependents of military personnel. Additionally, I have proficiency in working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses, including Bipolar Disorder and psychotic illnesses.
(907) 341-4158 View (907) 341-4158
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Ann W. Stockman MSW, PhD LLC
Psychologist, MSW, PhD, LLC
Verified Verified
South Addition, Anchorage, AK 99501
Please note my location. With 30+ years of practice in Anchorage, I appreciate the power of mindful listening with couples, individuals and groups. As a certified emotion focused therapist I find a respectful way of being present with others so their deep truth can be understood and assist them in finding their life forward energy. In our hurried culture our voices risk not being heard inside ourselves. We overwhelmed adults may find our vulnerability locked away, not even shared with our loved ones. It is a privilege to earn trust to share people's journey in a safe manner.
Please note my location. With 30+ years of practice in Anchorage, I appreciate the power of mindful listening with couples, individuals and groups. As a certified emotion focused therapist I find a respectful way of being present with others so their deep truth can be understood and assist them in finding their life forward energy. In our hurried culture our voices risk not being heard inside ourselves. We overwhelmed adults may find our vulnerability locked away, not even shared with our loved ones. It is a privilege to earn trust to share people's journey in a safe manner.
(907) 312-5310 View (907) 312-5310
Photo of Megan Russell-Licata, LPC, LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Addition, Anchorage, AK
Megan Russell-Licata, LPC, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
South Addition, Anchorage, AK 99501
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome to my practice. My name is Megan Russell-Licata, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Anchorage who helps people navigate the roundabouts of life. I specialize in counseling adolescents and adults with issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and life transitions.
Welcome to my practice. My name is Megan Russell-Licata, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Anchorage who helps people navigate the roundabouts of life. I specialize in counseling adolescents and adults with issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and life transitions.
(907) 318-7775 View (907) 318-7775
Photo of Caroline Blair, Psychologist in South Addition, Anchorage, AK
Caroline Blair
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
South Addition, Anchorage, AK 99501
I am a Psychologist and lifelong Alaskan, growing up and working in Anchorage. My clinical focus and expertise, whether as a therapist or when conducting evaluations, is to work with individuals to develop a sense of personal strength and capacity, and to identify and achieve their goals. I work with them and their family/support system to understand the basis of their current challenge(s), and collaborate to develop resources and skills that are developmentally appropriate for a successful resolution. My practice is split between providing therapeutic services and conducting neuropsychological evaluations.
I am a Psychologist and lifelong Alaskan, growing up and working in Anchorage. My clinical focus and expertise, whether as a therapist or when conducting evaluations, is to work with individuals to develop a sense of personal strength and capacity, and to identify and achieve their goals. I work with them and their family/support system to understand the basis of their current challenge(s), and collaborate to develop resources and skills that are developmentally appropriate for a successful resolution. My practice is split between providing therapeutic services and conducting neuropsychological evaluations.
(844) 407-2123 View (844) 407-2123
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Amy L Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CDCI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Addition, Anchorage, AK 99501  (Online Only)
People seek out therapy for a wide variety of reasons. Sometimes it's an overwhelming sense of loneliness or lack of direction. Often it's a result of major life changes, loss, psychological injuries, or specific issues such as anxiety, depression, anger, or grief. I offer a private, safe, and confidential environment for you to explore your concerns, find relief and to bring joy and passion back into your life. I look forward to accompanying you on your journey of self-discovery, healing and wellness!
People seek out therapy for a wide variety of reasons. Sometimes it's an overwhelming sense of loneliness or lack of direction. Often it's a result of major life changes, loss, psychological injuries, or specific issues such as anxiety, depression, anger, or grief. I offer a private, safe, and confidential environment for you to explore your concerns, find relief and to bring joy and passion back into your life. I look forward to accompanying you on your journey of self-discovery, healing and wellness!
(855) 914-2735 View (855) 914-2735
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Katie Kajdan Bell
Counselor, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
South Addition, Anchorage, AK 99501
Waitlist for new clients
An LPC and registered Art Therapist, I provide clinically rooted, creative interventions. I specialize in treating adolescents as well as adults, providing support and help through many issues including: eating disorders, anxiety, depression, social pressures, self-harm, PTSD, and ADHD. The therapeutic approaches I use are well suited to working with many ages and needs, providing ways to process and communicate your experiences as well as learn skills to better navigate your world. Whether you are experiencing long term emotional or psychiatric pain, or the challenges of the complexity of life, I look forward to working with you.
An LPC and registered Art Therapist, I provide clinically rooted, creative interventions. I specialize in treating adolescents as well as adults, providing support and help through many issues including: eating disorders, anxiety, depression, social pressures, self-harm, PTSD, and ADHD. The therapeutic approaches I use are well suited to working with many ages and needs, providing ways to process and communicate your experiences as well as learn skills to better navigate your world. Whether you are experiencing long term emotional or psychiatric pain, or the challenges of the complexity of life, I look forward to working with you.
(907) 331-6715 View (907) 331-6715
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Kathleen S Graves
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
South Addition, Anchorage, AK 99501  (Online Only)
My approach is holistic using the mind, body and spirit connection. I am experienced working with crisis, depression, anxiety, and adults who experienced childhood trauma. I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment for clients to begin to explore their thoughts, feelings, memories, and dreams,
My approach is holistic using the mind, body and spirit connection. I am experienced working with crisis, depression, anxiety, and adults who experienced childhood trauma. I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment for clients to begin to explore their thoughts, feelings, memories, and dreams,
(907) 312-5292 View (907) 312-5292
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Dana G Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Addition, Anchorage, AK 99501  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who provides individual therapy to adults age 18 and over. I am experienced in the treatment of addictions and mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and mood disorders. I also provide therapy for a wide range of other issues such as stress, trauma, relationship, life transitions and emotional adjustment to health/medical issues and life events involving grief and loss. I believe that effective therapy involves developing new thought patterns,healthy coping mechanisms, new beliefs about one's self as well as the strengthening internal and external resources.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who provides individual therapy to adults age 18 and over. I am experienced in the treatment of addictions and mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and mood disorders. I also provide therapy for a wide range of other issues such as stress, trauma, relationship, life transitions and emotional adjustment to health/medical issues and life events involving grief and loss. I believe that effective therapy involves developing new thought patterns,healthy coping mechanisms, new beliefs about one's self as well as the strengthening internal and external resources.
(907) 341-3876 View (907) 341-3876

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in South Addition, Anchorage, AK

90+

Average cost per session

$185

Therapists in South Addition, Anchorage, AK who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
87% Depression
86% Trauma and PTSD
76% Relationship Issues
66% Grief
64% Self Esteem
63% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% BlueCross and BlueShield
58% Aetna
57% Premera

How Therapists in South Addition, Anchorage, AK see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in South Addition, Anchorage?

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.