Therapists in Birmingham, AL

Photo of Tyana D Alexander, Licensed Professional Counselor in Birmingham, AL
Tyana D Alexander
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35209
Waitlist for new clients
Make a choice.....create a change. I enjoy working with adults, couples and families with a variety of concerns. Depression, grief and compulsive behaviors can impact our relationships with others. I will spend time with you, increasing your awareness about unhealthy behaviors and to help identify new, more beneficial behaviors to improve your relationships. I have a special interest in working with clients who wish to explore forgiveness as a means to improve their connections with others.
Make a choice.....create a change. I enjoy working with adults, couples and families with a variety of concerns. Depression, grief and compulsive behaviors can impact our relationships with others. I will spend time with you, increasing your awareness about unhealthy behaviors and to help identify new, more beneficial behaviors to improve your relationships. I have a special interest in working with clients who wish to explore forgiveness as a means to improve their connections with others.
(205) 319-7016 View (205) 319-7016
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Zack McClain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35226  (Online Only)
As people, we all search for balance in this journey called life. I'm here for clients who look like I do because we've shared similar experiences and can relate as a result. I am here for clients who want to feel comfortable and seen before divulging information about their experiences but who are also ready to acknowledge their opportunities for personal growth and utilize them. Forward progression is a desire of many, but work will be required to achieve it. I am here to help others address childhood trauma, relationship struggles, grief, school/work life, and new environments or seasons of life.
As people, we all search for balance in this journey called life. I'm here for clients who look like I do because we've shared similar experiences and can relate as a result. I am here for clients who want to feel comfortable and seen before divulging information about their experiences but who are also ready to acknowledge their opportunities for personal growth and utilize them. Forward progression is a desire of many, but work will be required to achieve it. I am here to help others address childhood trauma, relationship struggles, grief, school/work life, and new environments or seasons of life.
(205) 751-5346 View (205) 751-5346
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Savannah Donahoe
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35223
Savannah Donahoe is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a background in trauma, crisis response, LGBTQIA+ issues, gender-affirming care, PTSD, depression and anxiety, self-esteem, gender identity-related issues, sexual identity,-related issues, grief, and loss. Savannah is passionate about providing support to folks of all ages through the unique challenges that they face. She values the importance of diversity, self-identity, and multicultural competency. Savannah completed her Master's degree in Counseling at the University of Montevallo. She has experience in trauma and crisis response, as well as gender-affirming care.
Savannah Donahoe is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a background in trauma, crisis response, LGBTQIA+ issues, gender-affirming care, PTSD, depression and anxiety, self-esteem, gender identity-related issues, sexual identity,-related issues, grief, and loss. Savannah is passionate about providing support to folks of all ages through the unique challenges that they face. She values the importance of diversity, self-identity, and multicultural competency. Savannah completed her Master's degree in Counseling at the University of Montevallo. She has experience in trauma and crisis response, as well as gender-affirming care.
(205) 839-5404 View (205) 839-5404
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Rhonna W Phillips Counseling & Therapy Srvcs, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, LMFT, Collab, Mediati
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35226
I have 35+ yrs experience. Clients know deep down what they need. My job is to help the person explore their thoughts and feelings & find their own direction for happier or healthier living. I respect a client's self direction & his/her readiness for change. I will explore, guide, probe, even challenge in a kind, gentle and respectful way. I am trained to provide Collaborative Practice/Mediated conflict resolutions; out of court, preserving the dignity of the individuals & relationships. Clients tell me I have a keen sense of understanding their perspectives, they feel respected, & I am greatly helpful to them.
I have 35+ yrs experience. Clients know deep down what they need. My job is to help the person explore their thoughts and feelings & find their own direction for happier or healthier living. I respect a client's self direction & his/her readiness for change. I will explore, guide, probe, even challenge in a kind, gentle and respectful way. I am trained to provide Collaborative Practice/Mediated conflict resolutions; out of court, preserving the dignity of the individuals & relationships. Clients tell me I have a keen sense of understanding their perspectives, they feel respected, & I am greatly helpful to them.
(205) 210-9996 View (205) 210-9996
Photo of Shannon Treadwell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Birmingham, AL
Shannon Treadwell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35209  (Online Only)
Life has a way of taking us on a journey where we experience amazing highs as well as challenges that seem to stop us in our tracks. My goal is to come alongside you as we navigate the difficulties and celebrate your wins. In our work together, we will reflect on your past and present, identify your strengths as well as explore new strategies to overcome barriers and achieve higher levels of emotional and mental wellness starting from within.
Life has a way of taking us on a journey where we experience amazing highs as well as challenges that seem to stop us in our tracks. My goal is to come alongside you as we navigate the difficulties and celebrate your wins. In our work together, we will reflect on your past and present, identify your strengths as well as explore new strategies to overcome barriers and achieve higher levels of emotional and mental wellness starting from within.
(256) 242-5250 View (256) 242-5250
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Miranda Marcano
Counselor, MEd, ALC, NCC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35242
I am an associate licensed counselor (ALC) under the supervision of Dr. James Jackson, LPC. I am also pursuing my Registered Play Therapist credential. I earned my M.Ed. in counseling from The University of Montevallo. I enjoy working with clients of all ages. My goal as a counselor is to align myself as a companion to you in whatever circumstance you are needing support. Some of the challenges my clients have struggled with are anxiety, depression, loneliness, and grief.
I am an associate licensed counselor (ALC) under the supervision of Dr. James Jackson, LPC. I am also pursuing my Registered Play Therapist credential. I earned my M.Ed. in counseling from The University of Montevallo. I enjoy working with clients of all ages. My goal as a counselor is to align myself as a companion to you in whatever circumstance you are needing support. Some of the challenges my clients have struggled with are anxiety, depression, loneliness, and grief.
(205) 772-5743 View (205) 772-5743
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Christine Baker
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CSAT, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35223
First of all, bravo for reaching out for help. The fact that you are doing a Google search for a therapist in your area is the first step to getting better, and it is a big one so congratulations on starting your journey! My counseling practice believes in the journey. This is why I named it "Wayfare Counseling". Wayfare is an Old English word that means "to go on a journey". This is what I believe counseling is all about. The journey is just as important as the recovery, and I would love to come alongside you in that process.
First of all, bravo for reaching out for help. The fact that you are doing a Google search for a therapist in your area is the first step to getting better, and it is a big one so congratulations on starting your journey! My counseling practice believes in the journey. This is why I named it "Wayfare Counseling". Wayfare is an Old English word that means "to go on a journey". This is what I believe counseling is all about. The journey is just as important as the recovery, and I would love to come alongside you in that process.
(205) 928-3101 View (205) 928-3101
Photo of Gwenette Barron, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Birmingham, AL
Gwenette Barron
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
(205) 584-0732 View (205) 584-0732
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Ashleigh Farren-Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35244
Are you becoming who you want to be? Are you overwhelmed by anxiety, negative thoughts, or self-doubt? Do you feel your emotions are controlling you? Are you struggling with the unknowns surrounding becoming financially independent, beginning, or ending a relationship, starting a career or making other major life decisions? Are you ready to heal from unhealthy relationships? You may remember a time when negative thoughts, strained relationships, and feeling overwhelmed weren’t the “norm”…but those days seems like a distant memory. Don’t you wish you had the tools to change that?
Are you becoming who you want to be? Are you overwhelmed by anxiety, negative thoughts, or self-doubt? Do you feel your emotions are controlling you? Are you struggling with the unknowns surrounding becoming financially independent, beginning, or ending a relationship, starting a career or making other major life decisions? Are you ready to heal from unhealthy relationships? You may remember a time when negative thoughts, strained relationships, and feeling overwhelmed weren’t the “norm”…but those days seems like a distant memory. Don’t you wish you had the tools to change that?
(205) 635-2697 View (205) 635-2697
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Hannah Grace Jones
Counselor, MEd, ALC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35244
Too often we tell ourselves that we must show up in a way that is “expected” or “appropriate” rather than believing we can have the freedom and agency to be authentic in our brokenness. I am passionate about being with people of all ages who are searching to find their voice - and to know how to use that voice in a healthy capacity. I believe it is such an honor to walk with others as they explore the bridge between despair and hope which can be a lonely path when attempted alone. I enjoy being with a wide variety of clients including children, adolescents, trauma survivors, and to those seeking pre-marital counseling.
Too often we tell ourselves that we must show up in a way that is “expected” or “appropriate” rather than believing we can have the freedom and agency to be authentic in our brokenness. I am passionate about being with people of all ages who are searching to find their voice - and to know how to use that voice in a healthy capacity. I believe it is such an honor to walk with others as they explore the bridge between despair and hope which can be a lonely path when attempted alone. I enjoy being with a wide variety of clients including children, adolescents, trauma survivors, and to those seeking pre-marital counseling.
(205) 973-5689 View (205) 973-5689
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Tori Conner-Hearn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS, MPH, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35244
Hello. I'm Tori. I'm so glad you are here. As a professional counselor, my goal is to help you make sense of your thoughts and feelings, feel less alone, and create the changes you want in yourself. I‘ll work with you in a compassion, collaborative way to overcome the roadblocks that you struggle with even if they seem overwhelming. I specialize in working with clients dealing with anxiety, trauma (especially sexual abuse/assault and relationship violence), PTSD, grief, and gender identity. I am LGBTQ affirming. I work from a social justice and feminist framework. I am a CCTP Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
Hello. I'm Tori. I'm so glad you are here. As a professional counselor, my goal is to help you make sense of your thoughts and feelings, feel less alone, and create the changes you want in yourself. I‘ll work with you in a compassion, collaborative way to overcome the roadblocks that you struggle with even if they seem overwhelming. I specialize in working with clients dealing with anxiety, trauma (especially sexual abuse/assault and relationship violence), PTSD, grief, and gender identity. I am LGBTQ affirming. I work from a social justice and feminist framework. I am a CCTP Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
(205) 255-1612 View (205) 255-1612
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Sarah Hart
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35244
NOW Accepting Child and Adolescent Clients! Providing a safe space to explore your thoughts and emotions without judgment. I'll actively listen to you, ask questions, and work with you to identify the root causes of your concerns. Together, we'll develop strategies to overcome them and empower you with tools for a happier, healthier life. I believe in customized treatment plans for each individual, utilizing an integrative approach with various therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy.
NOW Accepting Child and Adolescent Clients! Providing a safe space to explore your thoughts and emotions without judgment. I'll actively listen to you, ask questions, and work with you to identify the root causes of your concerns. Together, we'll develop strategies to overcome them and empower you with tools for a happier, healthier life. I believe in customized treatment plans for each individual, utilizing an integrative approach with various therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy.
(205) 850-3485 View (205) 850-3485
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Ashley Carden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35242
Hi! I'm so glad you are here. I specialize in treating children, adolescents, and individuals who have experienced trauma (sexual abuse, physical abuse, maltreatment and neglect), anxiety, stress, trauma-related struggles, and attachment disturbances. Life can be challenging - especially when you feel stuck and joy seems lost. Experiencing challenging life events does not mean settling for unhappy circumstances. Together, we can work on creating positive meaning out of the most painful parts of your story, so that you can continue to move forward in the healing process and get to the place where you want to be.
Hi! I'm so glad you are here. I specialize in treating children, adolescents, and individuals who have experienced trauma (sexual abuse, physical abuse, maltreatment and neglect), anxiety, stress, trauma-related struggles, and attachment disturbances. Life can be challenging - especially when you feel stuck and joy seems lost. Experiencing challenging life events does not mean settling for unhappy circumstances. Together, we can work on creating positive meaning out of the most painful parts of your story, so that you can continue to move forward in the healing process and get to the place where you want to be.
(205) 272-6386 View (205) 272-6386
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Lee Hotze
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35223  (Online Only)
Lee is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 9 years of experience in the mental health profession. She is passionate about helping those seeking to enter counseling to create change with the goal of positive outcomes. Lee specializes in treating adults and seniors who are seeking help with concerns or conditions related to anxiety, behavioral issues, career-related issues, poor coping skills, family conflict, stress, parenting, relationship issues, academic issues, low self-esteem, and more. Lee completed her Master's in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University.
Lee is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 9 years of experience in the mental health profession. She is passionate about helping those seeking to enter counseling to create change with the goal of positive outcomes. Lee specializes in treating adults and seniors who are seeking help with concerns or conditions related to anxiety, behavioral issues, career-related issues, poor coping skills, family conflict, stress, parenting, relationship issues, academic issues, low self-esteem, and more. Lee completed her Master's in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University.
(205) 293-3201 View (205) 293-3201
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Melanie Neff Yarborough
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35226
Connections are at the core of counseling and therapy should be a place where you can be yourself. As your therapist, I seek to create a space where you are empowered and feel comfortable expressing your needs and desires. Through therapy, I believe that individuals can and will establish increased self-understanding, compassion, and self-confidence that allows them to better operate in their world and relationships. I consider it a privilege to walk through life’s many events with you and I am passionate about my chosen profession and your well being.
Connections are at the core of counseling and therapy should be a place where you can be yourself. As your therapist, I seek to create a space where you are empowered and feel comfortable expressing your needs and desires. Through therapy, I believe that individuals can and will establish increased self-understanding, compassion, and self-confidence that allows them to better operate in their world and relationships. I consider it a privilege to walk through life’s many events with you and I am passionate about my chosen profession and your well being.
(205) 991-2584 View (205) 991-2584
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Love Out Loud Counseling and Consulting Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW-S, PIP, CAM-II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35209
Thank you for visiting Love Out Loud Counseling and Consulting Services, LLC. I am Dr. Stephanie Lett. My profession is much more than a tool for me to earn a livelihood-it is my passion. With an extensive background in child welfare, counseling, consultation, life coaching, and the observance of resources needed for underprivileged families and services for behaviorally challenged youth, I founded Love Out Loud Counseling and Consulting Services. We have several therapists awaiting to help you! We are licensed in the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, and Florida.
Thank you for visiting Love Out Loud Counseling and Consulting Services, LLC. I am Dr. Stephanie Lett. My profession is much more than a tool for me to earn a livelihood-it is my passion. With an extensive background in child welfare, counseling, consultation, life coaching, and the observance of resources needed for underprivileged families and services for behaviorally challenged youth, I founded Love Out Loud Counseling and Consulting Services. We have several therapists awaiting to help you! We are licensed in the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, and Florida.
(205) 775-6037 View (205) 775-6037
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Donna Sisson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35242
Life can be challenging. At one time or another, we all confront a problem we don't want to face alone. Often, it's a dilemma in which our usual solutions don't work, and we can't seem to come up with new strategies that do.
Life can be challenging. At one time or another, we all confront a problem we don't want to face alone. Often, it's a dilemma in which our usual solutions don't work, and we can't seem to come up with new strategies that do.
(205) 351-0323 View (205) 351-0323
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David James Palaia
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CPT
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35244
Most people come to therapy knowing that they have something they would like to address. It is my job to help you develop new ways of thinking and being, so that you can get beyond whatever is holding you back in your life. I use an integrative, wholistic approach which draws on the many disciplines in which I have training. Whether you enter therapy wanting to deal with anxiety, past trauma, or addiction, or you just want to function better in daily life, together we can work to meet your goals.
Most people come to therapy knowing that they have something they would like to address. It is my job to help you develop new ways of thinking and being, so that you can get beyond whatever is holding you back in your life. I use an integrative, wholistic approach which draws on the many disciplines in which I have training. Whether you enter therapy wanting to deal with anxiety, past trauma, or addiction, or you just want to function better in daily life, together we can work to meet your goals.
(205) 476-0212 View (205) 476-0212
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Larkin Lowry
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35243
Hey, I'm Larkin and I'm genuinely glad you're here! The idea that we or our loved ones are struggling and need help can stir up a number of uncomfortable emotions that we often try to ignore. If there is one thing I believe holds true, it is that having feelings makes us human. Feelings help us understand the world, they guide our thoughts and behaviors, they impact our relationships, and when we learn to listen to what they are trying to tell us, they can help us grow. When our lives have been impacted by trauma or adverse experiences, tuning back in to our mind and body can feel daunting and that is where I come in!
Hey, I'm Larkin and I'm genuinely glad you're here! The idea that we or our loved ones are struggling and need help can stir up a number of uncomfortable emotions that we often try to ignore. If there is one thing I believe holds true, it is that having feelings makes us human. Feelings help us understand the world, they guide our thoughts and behaviors, they impact our relationships, and when we learn to listen to what they are trying to tell us, they can help us grow. When our lives have been impacted by trauma or adverse experiences, tuning back in to our mind and body can feel daunting and that is where I come in!
(659) 234-2289 View (659) 234-2289
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Pamela Hayes
Counselor, LMSW
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35213
Sometimes we get stuck. We may find ourselves repeating familiar patterns that, while fiercely self-protective, no longer serve us in the present moment. We may not be able to find our sense of safety and connection which can leave us feeling hopeless for a brighter future. I want to reassure you that despite what might feel like relentless suffering, there is always hope for healing. Together, we can explore ways to reconnect with the body’s innate wisdom, fostering a sense of safety regardless of past experiences. I specialize in C-PTSD, anxiety, depression, OCD, and chronic pain.
Sometimes we get stuck. We may find ourselves repeating familiar patterns that, while fiercely self-protective, no longer serve us in the present moment. We may not be able to find our sense of safety and connection which can leave us feeling hopeless for a brighter future. I want to reassure you that despite what might feel like relentless suffering, there is always hope for healing. Together, we can explore ways to reconnect with the body’s innate wisdom, fostering a sense of safety regardless of past experiences. I specialize in C-PTSD, anxiety, depression, OCD, and chronic pain.
(659) 234-2158 View (659) 234-2158

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Birmingham, AL

600+

Average cost per session

$136

Therapists in Birmingham, AL who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
78% Self Esteem
76% Coping Skills
75% Relationship Issues
72% Stress
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% BlueCross and BlueShield
51% New Directions | Lucet
45% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Birmingham, AL see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Birmingham?

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.