Therapists in Hoover, AL

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Alabama Head Injury Foundation
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Hoover, AL 35244
Adjusting to life after a head or spinal cord injury can be challenging, and we want to provide support if you or a loved one are navigating this new way of life! The Alabama Head Injury Foundation provides counseling services (among other services) to help survivors and caregivers process through emotional difficulties that may come after injury, such as loss of identity, isolation, relationship issues, depression, anger, and more.
Adjusting to life after a head or spinal cord injury can be challenging, and we want to provide support if you or a loved one are navigating this new way of life! The Alabama Head Injury Foundation provides counseling services (among other services) to help survivors and caregivers process through emotional difficulties that may come after injury, such as loss of identity, isolation, relationship issues, depression, anger, and more.
(205) 851-3929 View (205) 851-3929
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Jolei Higgins
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC
Verified Verified
Hoover, AL 35244
Knowing that a client-centered approach where a warm non-judgmental atmosphere creates the best climate for truly exploring oneself, Jolei is committed to offering you a safe space to do just that. Working with individuals from ages six through adulthood, families and couples, she pulls from years of experience dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, family of origin issues, addiction, relationship issues, grief, life transitions and self-esteem.
Knowing that a client-centered approach where a warm non-judgmental atmosphere creates the best climate for truly exploring oneself, Jolei is committed to offering you a safe space to do just that. Working with individuals from ages six through adulthood, families and couples, she pulls from years of experience dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, family of origin issues, addiction, relationship issues, grief, life transitions and self-esteem.
(205) 293-1446 View (205) 293-1446
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Lois G Lambert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Hoover, AL 35216
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, depressed or anxious? Have you endured traumatic experience(s)? Issues with ADHD and/or behavior disorders? Problems in relationships? Are you looking for answers, guidance, direction, and know-how from an experienced professional who has successfully treated these issues? If so, I've got you covered - please reach out. Maybe you are in a good mental space and are seeking personal growth and development, and a desire to make your dreams reality. Outside your "Comfort Zone" is where Growth begins! Is it Challenging - Yes! Is it Worth It - YES!
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, depressed or anxious? Have you endured traumatic experience(s)? Issues with ADHD and/or behavior disorders? Problems in relationships? Are you looking for answers, guidance, direction, and know-how from an experienced professional who has successfully treated these issues? If so, I've got you covered - please reach out. Maybe you are in a good mental space and are seeking personal growth and development, and a desire to make your dreams reality. Outside your "Comfort Zone" is where Growth begins! Is it Challenging - Yes! Is it Worth It - YES!
(205) 255-9450 View (205) 255-9450
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Renee' N. Smith
LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35244
I'm a therapist who whole heartedly believes in therapy. I started a non profit organization called Yes, I Have A Therapist to destigmatize mental health especially in the black community. Therapy has given me the language needed to advocate for myself and others and my hope is that I can assist you in doing the same thing. I want to empower you to use the tools you already have to create the life you deserve.
I'm a therapist who whole heartedly believes in therapy. I started a non profit organization called Yes, I Have A Therapist to destigmatize mental health especially in the black community. Therapy has given me the language needed to advocate for myself and others and my hope is that I can assist you in doing the same thing. I want to empower you to use the tools you already have to create the life you deserve.
(205) 947-2789 View (205) 947-2789
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Magic City Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35226
Life can be very challenging. It's not if, we will be faced with challenges, the question is, when? Are you or someone you love feeling "stuck" and are not sure which direction to take? Allow me to utilize my counseling skills to walk alongside you to help to find personal direction. In addition to counseling, I pride myself on being supportive, encouraging and non-judgmental so that I am able to effectively assist you during your difficult time. Let me join your team, team you, to help you work through the unpredictability of life, and all the challenges life brings.
Life can be very challenging. It's not if, we will be faced with challenges, the question is, when? Are you or someone you love feeling "stuck" and are not sure which direction to take? Allow me to utilize my counseling skills to walk alongside you to help to find personal direction. In addition to counseling, I pride myself on being supportive, encouraging and non-judgmental so that I am able to effectively assist you during your difficult time. Let me join your team, team you, to help you work through the unpredictability of life, and all the challenges life brings.
(205) 236-3208 View (205) 236-3208
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Jillian Littlefield
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Hoover, AL 35244
If you are struggling to manage a mood, anxiety, or substance use disorder and feeling discouraged, or you find yourself at a loss for how to deal with unresolved trauma, grief and loss issues, or major life changes, I invite you to reach out. I am passionate about working with all members of addicted families, whether you have a substance use disorder yourself or find yourself trying to cope with a loved one's addiction. Whether you are in recovery and trying to stay there, caught in a pattern of relapse, or uncertain whether your substance use is even problematic, let's work on it together. Mental health matters, and so do you.
If you are struggling to manage a mood, anxiety, or substance use disorder and feeling discouraged, or you find yourself at a loss for how to deal with unresolved trauma, grief and loss issues, or major life changes, I invite you to reach out. I am passionate about working with all members of addicted families, whether you have a substance use disorder yourself or find yourself trying to cope with a loved one's addiction. Whether you are in recovery and trying to stay there, caught in a pattern of relapse, or uncertain whether your substance use is even problematic, let's work on it together. Mental health matters, and so do you.
(205) 883-5541 View (205) 883-5541
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Japonica Bryant
Counselor, MS, ALC
Verified Verified
Hoover, AL 35244  (Online Only)
As a counselor, I am deeply committed to providing a supportive and empathetic space for individuals navigating life transitions, depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma. My approach is rooted in compassion, collaboration, and evidence-based techniques tailored to each client’s unique needs. In my practice, I prioritize creating a safe and non-judgmental environment where clients feel heard, understood, and empowered to explore their emotions and experiences. I believe in the power of fostering a strong therapeutic alliance built on trust, respect, and authenticity.
As a counselor, I am deeply committed to providing a supportive and empathetic space for individuals navigating life transitions, depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma. My approach is rooted in compassion, collaboration, and evidence-based techniques tailored to each client’s unique needs. In my practice, I prioritize creating a safe and non-judgmental environment where clients feel heard, understood, and empowered to explore their emotions and experiences. I believe in the power of fostering a strong therapeutic alliance built on trust, respect, and authenticity.
(251) 317-2635 View (251) 317-2635
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Joseph Knox
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Hoover, AL 35244
Do you wake to sinking feelings of sadness, racing thoughts consumed by worry, or struggling to find the energy and motivation to manage daily life? Do you experience low self-esteem, low self-confidence or diminishing self-worth? Do you feel overwhelmed by fear or stress, finding it difficult to concentrate or adjust to the post-pandemic era, or in need of guidance through grief, loss, separation/divorce, or any life-changing situation? You are not alone! I have helped many individuals, couples and families work through the seemingly unbearable challenges they face and find their path to healing. I believe there is a path for you.
Do you wake to sinking feelings of sadness, racing thoughts consumed by worry, or struggling to find the energy and motivation to manage daily life? Do you experience low self-esteem, low self-confidence or diminishing self-worth? Do you feel overwhelmed by fear or stress, finding it difficult to concentrate or adjust to the post-pandemic era, or in need of guidance through grief, loss, separation/divorce, or any life-changing situation? You are not alone! I have helped many individuals, couples and families work through the seemingly unbearable challenges they face and find their path to healing. I believe there is a path for you.
(844) 816-2579 View (844) 816-2579
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Christine Ponte
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35216
Not accepting new clients
As a therapist, I believe in acceptance, showing up authentically, and offering a non-judgmental, compassionate, empathetic approach with my clients. I believe that your life is your own story to write, and you get to decide what comes next. It is important that clients feel safe in my office, whether that be in person or virtual. I specialize in treating PTSD, codependency, eating disorders, grief, depression, and anxiety. I am a body positive clinician as well as an affirming therapist for the LGBTQIA+ community.
As a therapist, I believe in acceptance, showing up authentically, and offering a non-judgmental, compassionate, empathetic approach with my clients. I believe that your life is your own story to write, and you get to decide what comes next. It is important that clients feel safe in my office, whether that be in person or virtual. I specialize in treating PTSD, codependency, eating disorders, grief, depression, and anxiety. I am a body positive clinician as well as an affirming therapist for the LGBTQIA+ community.
(205) 851-3611 View (205) 851-3611
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Marie Danner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW-S, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35216
Waitlist for new clients
Have you been told you have PTSD? Or, do you have anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or negative self-talk that all started with a traumatic event(s)? If so, you have come to the right place. People with trauma often find themselves spending countless hours in therapy but not getting lasting relief. That is because not every therapist is specially trained to treat trauma, and not every therapy intervention is able to access the part of the brain where traumatic memories live.
Have you been told you have PTSD? Or, do you have anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or negative self-talk that all started with a traumatic event(s)? If so, you have come to the right place. People with trauma often find themselves spending countless hours in therapy but not getting lasting relief. That is because not every therapist is specially trained to treat trauma, and not every therapy intervention is able to access the part of the brain where traumatic memories live.
(205) 858-2694 View (205) 858-2694
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McKenzie Strategies LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Hoover, AL 35244
We provide an accepting space that allows you to begin on the journey toward developing self-efficacy. Here you can learn more about yourself, perceived limitations, and begin strategizing how to live the life you prefer. Our team of licensed counselors at McKenzie Strategies is trained in integrative approaches that support autonomy and evoke your strengths. We work with you, rather than "work on you", to build a meaningful path toward growth and change.
We provide an accepting space that allows you to begin on the journey toward developing self-efficacy. Here you can learn more about yourself, perceived limitations, and begin strategizing how to live the life you prefer. Our team of licensed counselors at McKenzie Strategies is trained in integrative approaches that support autonomy and evoke your strengths. We work with you, rather than "work on you", to build a meaningful path toward growth and change.
(205) 984-1712 View (205) 984-1712
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Alexandra Baugh
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35226
As a therapist and human, I strive to create a safe, grounded space that promotes connection and healing. My passion is supporting individuals around identity and LGBTQIA+ issues, trauma-related disorders, psychedelic integration therapy, substance use disorders, and eating disorders. I value the power of relation through vulnerability and take a holistic approach to therapy that encompasses physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of each of my clients.
As a therapist and human, I strive to create a safe, grounded space that promotes connection and healing. My passion is supporting individuals around identity and LGBTQIA+ issues, trauma-related disorders, psychedelic integration therapy, substance use disorders, and eating disorders. I value the power of relation through vulnerability and take a holistic approach to therapy that encompasses physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of each of my clients.
(205) 953-6747 View (205) 953-6747
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Krystal Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW-S, PIP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35226  (Online Only)
You keep replaying the incident in your mind even when you don’t want to. The event has left you feeling on edge and afraid. You can’t relax and it’s impossible to be in public without looking over your shoulder. You can’t stay anywhere too long, or you fear you will come apart. People around you don’t understand and tell you to get over it. You wish you could simply get over it, but this event has taken over your life. You don’t recognize yourself, and you don’t think you can ever be the person you were before. You can’t sleep or focus. You believe the incident was your fault and think of things you should have done differently.
You keep replaying the incident in your mind even when you don’t want to. The event has left you feeling on edge and afraid. You can’t relax and it’s impossible to be in public without looking over your shoulder. You can’t stay anywhere too long, or you fear you will come apart. People around you don’t understand and tell you to get over it. You wish you could simply get over it, but this event has taken over your life. You don’t recognize yourself, and you don’t think you can ever be the person you were before. You can’t sleep or focus. You believe the incident was your fault and think of things you should have done differently.
(205) 273-5083 View (205) 273-5083
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Kimberly Kirklin
Pre-Licensed Professional, ALC, MA
Verified Verified
Hoover, AL 35244
My practice focuses on providing support and healing to those who grapple with a range of mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, grief, and other emotional struggles that can significantly impact one's well-being. I seek to empower clients with effective tools for their unique challenges. In addition to individual therapy, I also offer couples therapy to support relationships and communication. I firmly believe that with the right tools and support, individuals can work through their mental and emotional health challenges, ultimately leading to a life filled with joy and purpose.
My practice focuses on providing support and healing to those who grapple with a range of mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, grief, and other emotional struggles that can significantly impact one's well-being. I seek to empower clients with effective tools for their unique challenges. In addition to individual therapy, I also offer couples therapy to support relationships and communication. I firmly believe that with the right tools and support, individuals can work through their mental and emotional health challenges, ultimately leading to a life filled with joy and purpose.
(205) 973-6391 View (205) 973-6391
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New Journey Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, M Ed, LPC
Verified Verified
Hoover, AL 35244  (Online Only)
The ideal client is honest, open-minded, willing, and invested in the counseling process. Heath has experience helping individuals with a variety of problems, including anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, poor self-esteem, addictions, and relationship issues. Heath understands people are on different pathways and he tailors his approach to the client's specific needs. He provides an atmosphere that is warm, safe, inviting, motivating, and challenging, in which clients will feel supported, heard, accepted, valued, and validated. These things converge to create an optimal environment for client goal attainment.
The ideal client is honest, open-minded, willing, and invested in the counseling process. Heath has experience helping individuals with a variety of problems, including anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, poor self-esteem, addictions, and relationship issues. Heath understands people are on different pathways and he tailors his approach to the client's specific needs. He provides an atmosphere that is warm, safe, inviting, motivating, and challenging, in which clients will feel supported, heard, accepted, valued, and validated. These things converge to create an optimal environment for client goal attainment.
(205) 850-1018 View (205) 850-1018
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Shenika Brewer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35216
Struggling to balance everything in your life? Not where you want to be & feeling stagnant? Need help learning how to work through stress, anxiety, depression and/or life transitions? Let's develop the skills you need to live the life you deserve. I specialize in therapy for individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions & self esteem.
Struggling to balance everything in your life? Not where you want to be & feeling stagnant? Need help learning how to work through stress, anxiety, depression and/or life transitions? Let's develop the skills you need to live the life you deserve. I specialize in therapy for individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions & self esteem.
(205) 270-5497 View (205) 270-5497
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Bre Carr
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, NCC, ICADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35216
Waitlist for new clients
We are all unique and so are the struggles we face daily. Being unique is great, yet there comes a time when we are faced with challenges, feeling stuck, frustrated, angry or simply misunderstood. It is during these times that it is beneficial to seek someone outside of that current situation for fresh insight, an objective perspective and a listening, non-judgmental ear. Sometimes an outsider looking in may be exactly what you need in order to identify and develop the best solution to meet your unique and individual needs. Life is full of ups and downs- in therapy we learn how to maneuver through the waves of life.
We are all unique and so are the struggles we face daily. Being unique is great, yet there comes a time when we are faced with challenges, feeling stuck, frustrated, angry or simply misunderstood. It is during these times that it is beneficial to seek someone outside of that current situation for fresh insight, an objective perspective and a listening, non-judgmental ear. Sometimes an outsider looking in may be exactly what you need in order to identify and develop the best solution to meet your unique and individual needs. Life is full of ups and downs- in therapy we learn how to maneuver through the waves of life.
(205) 273-5403 View (205) 273-5403
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Jackie Moore DeVine
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MDiv, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35244
It's been a weird last couple of years, hasn't it? In addition to the chaos and uncertainty in our world, you may also be feeling chaos and uncertainty in your personal life. Many people are feeling uneasy and out of sorts; you may benefit from short term therapy in order to cope with all these changes. Anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, career issues, stress, grief and transitions are among the issues I address in therapy. You may realize something needs to change, but you're not sure what. An ideal time to consider therapy and that objective input. Therapy is voluntary; let's sort out what you want to change.
It's been a weird last couple of years, hasn't it? In addition to the chaos and uncertainty in our world, you may also be feeling chaos and uncertainty in your personal life. Many people are feeling uneasy and out of sorts; you may benefit from short term therapy in order to cope with all these changes. Anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, career issues, stress, grief and transitions are among the issues I address in therapy. You may realize something needs to change, but you're not sure what. An ideal time to consider therapy and that objective input. Therapy is voluntary; let's sort out what you want to change.
(205) 209-4450 View (205) 209-4450
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Heather Leigh Larson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35226
Insight, motivation, purpose. These three words describe how I can help. Are you looking to gain insight into your struggles? Motivation to grow and get better as a person? Looking for someone to come along side you in your journey to find purpose in life? We can work together as your story unfolds, taking your past and present experiences to make a plan for a healthy, fulfilling, more purposeful future. We can work together to identify and practice techniques and skills that will benefit you and help you to thrive in your relationships and in life.
Insight, motivation, purpose. These three words describe how I can help. Are you looking to gain insight into your struggles? Motivation to grow and get better as a person? Looking for someone to come along side you in your journey to find purpose in life? We can work together as your story unfolds, taking your past and present experiences to make a plan for a healthy, fulfilling, more purposeful future. We can work together to identify and practice techniques and skills that will benefit you and help you to thrive in your relationships and in life.
(205) 767-7461 View (205) 767-7461
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Deborah Grant
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPCS, CRC
Verified Verified
Hoover, AL 35244
I have a passion for working with adolescents who may be struggling with anxiety, LGBTQ issues, bullying, and significant mental health issues. I believe that all individuals can succeed and be fully functioning with the right support and care. As a former high school counselor, I have worked with adolescents from many walks of life and believe in my own power to help them succeed!
I have a passion for working with adolescents who may be struggling with anxiety, LGBTQ issues, bullying, and significant mental health issues. I believe that all individuals can succeed and be fully functioning with the right support and care. As a former high school counselor, I have worked with adolescents from many walks of life and believe in my own power to help them succeed!
(205) 894-5928 View (205) 894-5928

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Number of Therapists in Hoover, AL

200+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Hoover, AL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
80% Self Esteem
78% Coping Skills
75% Relationship Issues
75% Stress
73% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
63% New Directions | Lucet
38% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Hoover, AL see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hoover?

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.