Therapists in Leeds, AL

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Bethany Dowling
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, Ma Ed, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Leeds, AL 35094
NO WAIT! Taking NEW clients now. Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or anxious? Is your marriage, family or child struggling and you don’t know what else to do? Is there unresolved conflict or trauma that has spiraled? Together, we will figure out what is going on and work towards creating a treatment plan to meet your desired goals. Time in therapy may unveil hidden areas and emotions that are not be easy to talk about or be accountable for. I am passionate and ready to help you unveil your inner strengths and skills to achieve a more fulfilled life and learn how to become the best version of you.
NO WAIT! Taking NEW clients now. Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or anxious? Is your marriage, family or child struggling and you don’t know what else to do? Is there unresolved conflict or trauma that has spiraled? Together, we will figure out what is going on and work towards creating a treatment plan to meet your desired goals. Time in therapy may unveil hidden areas and emotions that are not be easy to talk about or be accountable for. I am passionate and ready to help you unveil your inner strengths and skills to achieve a more fulfilled life and learn how to become the best version of you.
(205) 615-1133 View (205) 615-1133
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Julie Kizer
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, NCC, RPT
Verified Verified
Leeds, AL 35094
Waitlist for new clients
Life can be hard to endure at times. I believe there is power in feeling seen and heard and I seek to give all of my clients that opportunity. If you are suffering from anxiety, depression, grief, trauma - you are not alone. You do not have to suffer in silence. Whether you are struggling with stress in your job or relationships, life changes/transitions, parenting concerns, low self-esteem, bullying, school issues, anger, or other issues, I welcome an opportunity to walk alongside you to find hope and healing.
Life can be hard to endure at times. I believe there is power in feeling seen and heard and I seek to give all of my clients that opportunity. If you are suffering from anxiety, depression, grief, trauma - you are not alone. You do not have to suffer in silence. Whether you are struggling with stress in your job or relationships, life changes/transitions, parenting concerns, low self-esteem, bullying, school issues, anger, or other issues, I welcome an opportunity to walk alongside you to find hope and healing.
(205) 558-8026 View (205) 558-8026
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Robert Boyd Roberts
Counselor, MA, ALC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Leeds, AL 35094
Dear Seeker of Healing and Growth, If you've landed on my page, it's not just a random click; it's a divine signal, calling you to embark on a journey of healing and personal growth. Life has its twists and turns, and sometimes we find ourselves facing challenges that seem insurmountable. That's where I come in—I'm here to be your trusted ally on this incredible path. My approach is all about understanding, empathy, and expertise in helping with a variety of issues like church hurt, depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, ADHD, and setting meaningful life goals.
Dear Seeker of Healing and Growth, If you've landed on my page, it's not just a random click; it's a divine signal, calling you to embark on a journey of healing and personal growth. Life has its twists and turns, and sometimes we find ourselves facing challenges that seem insurmountable. That's where I come in—I'm here to be your trusted ally on this incredible path. My approach is all about understanding, empathy, and expertise in helping with a variety of issues like church hurt, depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, ADHD, and setting meaningful life goals.
(205) 973-6122 View (205) 973-6122
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Kimberly Kirklin
Pre-Licensed Professional, ALC, MA
Verified Verified
Leeds, AL 35094
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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Samuel Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds, AL 35094
Not accepting new clients
I understand that it's hard to seek out help. You've been struggling for a long time. What are you going through? Is it problems in your relationships, or issues from your past, or is it something that you don't quite understand. If your life isn't working and things are continuing to be a challenge for you, it is time to get help. All of us face difficulties at some point in our lives, whether it be difficult relationships, loss of love one, anger, depression, adjusting to change, or negative thought patterns; therapy can make a difference.
I understand that it's hard to seek out help. You've been struggling for a long time. What are you going through? Is it problems in your relationships, or issues from your past, or is it something that you don't quite understand. If your life isn't working and things are continuing to be a challenge for you, it is time to get help. All of us face difficulties at some point in our lives, whether it be difficult relationships, loss of love one, anger, depression, adjusting to change, or negative thought patterns; therapy can make a difference.
(205) 419-1811 View (205) 419-1811
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Ben DeBell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds, AL 35094
Ben is a Licensed Professional Counselor that utilizes an integrative approach to counseling, incorporating theological and psychological principles. He uses a variety of counseling models to meet the various needs of clients including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Brief-Solution Focused Therapy, TBRI, and others. Ben enjoys working with individuals, couples/families, and children.
Ben is a Licensed Professional Counselor that utilizes an integrative approach to counseling, incorporating theological and psychological principles. He uses a variety of counseling models to meet the various needs of clients including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Brief-Solution Focused Therapy, TBRI, and others. Ben enjoys working with individuals, couples/families, and children.
(205) 315-8995 View (205) 315-8995
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Peggy Hobbs
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Leeds, AL 35094
My passion is to help others find healing, peace and empowerment in their life. I offer a warm and welcoming presence as well as curiosity and openness. I have walked with many individuals who have worked through issues of anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, relational difficulties and life transitions. I offer a safe place to unpack the story of your life, patterns in your relationships and places of difficulty that have burdened you or have kept you isolated. My hope is that in this work you will experience more authenticity, connection, and healing in your life.
My passion is to help others find healing, peace and empowerment in their life. I offer a warm and welcoming presence as well as curiosity and openness. I have walked with many individuals who have worked through issues of anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, relational difficulties and life transitions. I offer a safe place to unpack the story of your life, patterns in your relationships and places of difficulty that have burdened you or have kept you isolated. My hope is that in this work you will experience more authenticity, connection, and healing in your life.
(205) 843-1112 View (205) 843-1112

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Kelsey Horton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Trussville, AL 35173
I work primarily with children & adolescents of all ages & their families but also have experience working with individuals & couples from diverse backgrounds & alternative lifestyles. I have worked with clients through various aspects of their life including anxiety, depression, trauma, coping with special needs, social skills, behavioral or relationship issues & life or familial transitions such as divorce, adoption & blended families.
I work primarily with children & adolescents of all ages & their families but also have experience working with individuals & couples from diverse backgrounds & alternative lifestyles. I have worked with clients through various aspects of their life including anxiety, depression, trauma, coping with special needs, social skills, behavioral or relationship issues & life or familial transitions such as divorce, adoption & blended families.
(205) 570-9689 View (205) 570-9689
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Errica Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPH, LMSW
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35206
Feeling anxious? Overwhelmed? Sad? Stuck? Betrayed? Would you like to address a new life change, marriage, relationship or other issues? Therapy may be able to help you. Here's a little info about me. I work with individuals & couples who seek therapy to process the "hard stuff" - tragedy, trauma, life transitions or change in professional and personal trajectories. I will not give you advice or tell you what to do. However, you will gain healthy coping tools to navigate your journey to wellness. We will collaborate to develop your treatment plan, processing your concerns & goals at your pace.
Feeling anxious? Overwhelmed? Sad? Stuck? Betrayed? Would you like to address a new life change, marriage, relationship or other issues? Therapy may be able to help you. Here's a little info about me. I work with individuals & couples who seek therapy to process the "hard stuff" - tragedy, trauma, life transitions or change in professional and personal trajectories. I will not give you advice or tell you what to do. However, you will gain healthy coping tools to navigate your journey to wellness. We will collaborate to develop your treatment plan, processing your concerns & goals at your pace.
(205) 430-9190 View (205) 430-9190
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Haley Oberholzer
Counselor, BA, MA, ALC, NCC
Verified Verified
Crestline Heights, AL 35213
Oftentimes in life we feel at a standstill as to what to do next. It can be overwhelming and difficult. Whether it be a transition to a new life stage, working on our self-esteem or processing any of life's unexpected changes. I like to work with client's and their families to navigate through these challenges in proving warmth and acceptance as well as meeting my clients where they are at. As a counselor I work to connect with my clients and empower them reach their individual goals.
Oftentimes in life we feel at a standstill as to what to do next. It can be overwhelming and difficult. Whether it be a transition to a new life stage, working on our self-esteem or processing any of life's unexpected changes. I like to work with client's and their families to navigate through these challenges in proving warmth and acceptance as well as meeting my clients where they are at. As a counselor I work to connect with my clients and empower them reach their individual goals.
(205) 846-8593 View (205) 846-8593
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Judith Schulman-Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35213
As an active and collaborative therapist, I provide a comfortable, safe, caring environment for psychotherapy. Blending warmth and compassion with insight and skill building, I help you navigate through difficult times and emerge with renewed hope. You will gain new skills and strategies to maximize strengths, overcome obstacles, and create positive and intentional patterns of growth. You will gain skills to communicate more effectively and understand and resolve your challenges and conflicts in constructive, compassionate and healthy ways. My goal as a therapist is to help my clients lead fulfilled, empowered and productive lives. History is not destiny.
As an active and collaborative therapist, I provide a comfortable, safe, caring environment for psychotherapy. Blending warmth and compassion with insight and skill building, I help you navigate through difficult times and emerge with renewed hope. You will gain new skills and strategies to maximize strengths, overcome obstacles, and create positive and intentional patterns of growth. You will gain skills to communicate more effectively and understand and resolve your challenges and conflicts in constructive, compassionate and healthy ways. My goal as a therapist is to help my clients lead fulfilled, empowered and productive lives. History is not destiny.
(205) 316-9127 View (205) 316-9127
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Debby Shunnarah
Counselor, MA, ALC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Trussville, AL 35173
Is stress, anxiety, depression, grief, or relationship conflict affecting how you live your life? You’re not alone. I enjoy working with people, like yourself, who may be feeling overwhelmed, stuck or less than while navigating young adulthood, career, marriage, parenting, trauma or loss - and who are searching for unconditional support and a professional perspective. With evidence based therapy, I help individuals, couples, and families better manage their emotions, develop effective coping skills and deepen their relationships by identifying strengths, overcoming unproductive thinking patterns and improving communication.
Is stress, anxiety, depression, grief, or relationship conflict affecting how you live your life? You’re not alone. I enjoy working with people, like yourself, who may be feeling overwhelmed, stuck or less than while navigating young adulthood, career, marriage, parenting, trauma or loss - and who are searching for unconditional support and a professional perspective. With evidence based therapy, I help individuals, couples, and families better manage their emotions, develop effective coping skills and deepen their relationships by identifying strengths, overcoming unproductive thinking patterns and improving communication.
(205) 202-1143 View (205) 202-1143
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Lorne Dann
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Crestline Heights, AL 35213  (Online Only)
You can improve performance, achieve goals, and feel well, even though you may have doubts. Sometimes you may be unaware of what actually causes you to feel as anxious, depressed, indecisive, guilty, overwhelmed, or angry as you may feel. With stress arising in relationships or work, you may sometimes wonder, "Why is this happening to me again?" I collaborate with my clients to plan strategies to resolve stress so they can feel more in control and confident. I also assist with performance enhancement to foster improvement in public speaking anxiety, social anxiety, test anxiety, work inhibition/procrastination, stage jitters, blocked creativity, etc.
You can improve performance, achieve goals, and feel well, even though you may have doubts. Sometimes you may be unaware of what actually causes you to feel as anxious, depressed, indecisive, guilty, overwhelmed, or angry as you may feel. With stress arising in relationships or work, you may sometimes wonder, "Why is this happening to me again?" I collaborate with my clients to plan strategies to resolve stress so they can feel more in control and confident. I also assist with performance enhancement to foster improvement in public speaking anxiety, social anxiety, test anxiety, work inhibition/procrastination, stage jitters, blocked creativity, etc.
(205) 282-9259 View (205) 282-9259
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Tommy Wald
Counselor, MA, ALC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mountain Brook, AL 35213
Not accepting new clients
Life can be difficult, confusing, and sometimes feel overwhelming. We may experience periods of feeling like we have made a wrong turn somehow, or that we have become lost with no clear sense of where the path is. We can find ourselves feeling unheard, anxious, depressed or down, or stuck in repetitive cycles. These feelings can sometimes be accompanied by frustration that ways in which we used to cope with difficult experiences are no longer working for us, or we become concerned that certain things we are doing might actually be making things worse. When we find ourselves in these or similar situations counseling can help.
Life can be difficult, confusing, and sometimes feel overwhelming. We may experience periods of feeling like we have made a wrong turn somehow, or that we have become lost with no clear sense of where the path is. We can find ourselves feeling unheard, anxious, depressed or down, or stuck in repetitive cycles. These feelings can sometimes be accompanied by frustration that ways in which we used to cope with difficult experiences are no longer working for us, or we become concerned that certain things we are doing might actually be making things worse. When we find ourselves in these or similar situations counseling can help.
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Nikki O'Dell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Trussville, AL 35173
I began my career as a therapist 20 years ago working with women, adolescents, children and families. I'm passionate about seeing my clients thrive in their lives and relationships. I'm inspired by the resiliency of people and love watching them grow in their ability to better handle their circumstances. I work hard to create a warm, comfortable environment for you to explore your experiences, change your current situation and build the life you want. I am focused on giving each client practical tools they can use in their every day life.
I began my career as a therapist 20 years ago working with women, adolescents, children and families. I'm passionate about seeing my clients thrive in their lives and relationships. I'm inspired by the resiliency of people and love watching them grow in their ability to better handle their circumstances. I work hard to create a warm, comfortable environment for you to explore your experiences, change your current situation and build the life you want. I am focused on giving each client practical tools they can use in their every day life.
(618) 205-6660 View (618) 205-6660
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Jason M Newell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW, PIP
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35213
My goal is to facilitate individuals and families as they seek to achieve a holistic and balanced personal and professional quality of life. I operate from the core belief that people are whole, thus providing treatment from a comprehensive approach to physical, emotional, spiritual, and familial health and wellness. My treatment approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused treatment, and mindfulness-based practices.
My goal is to facilitate individuals and families as they seek to achieve a holistic and balanced personal and professional quality of life. I operate from the core belief that people are whole, thus providing treatment from a comprehensive approach to physical, emotional, spiritual, and familial health and wellness. My treatment approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused treatment, and mindfulness-based practices.
(205) 378-6923 View (205) 378-6923
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David Murphree
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS, LPC
Verified Verified
Mountain Brook, AL 35213
There are three birds on a wire. One decides to fly away, how many are left? Answer: Three. The one just decided to fly away. It didn’t actually do it. Perhaps you have decided that you are going to change. Are you ready to do so? David believes that we already have everything we need within ourselves, including the presence of the Divine within us. As a therapist, David’s role is to create a space where individuals can do the work it takes to move toward wholeness.
There are three birds on a wire. One decides to fly away, how many are left? Answer: Three. The one just decided to fly away. It didn’t actually do it. Perhaps you have decided that you are going to change. Are you ready to do so? David believes that we already have everything we need within ourselves, including the presence of the Divine within us. As a therapist, David’s role is to create a space where individuals can do the work it takes to move toward wholeness.
(205) 379-6279 View (205) 379-6279
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Caroline Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35213
Everyone experiences difficult or emotional situations. Sometimes, it can be difficult to cope with changes that feel overwhelming. You may be facing a divorce, or an important decision in your parenting, work, or life transitions. My practice is devoted to helping children, adolescents, adults, and families work through family and parenting issues, which may include separation, divorce, remarriage, blending their families, loss and/or grief. I bring my current experience as a counselor, my former experience in family and child development, and my personal family experiences with divorce, remarriage, and parenting, to each client.
Everyone experiences difficult or emotional situations. Sometimes, it can be difficult to cope with changes that feel overwhelming. You may be facing a divorce, or an important decision in your parenting, work, or life transitions. My practice is devoted to helping children, adolescents, adults, and families work through family and parenting issues, which may include separation, divorce, remarriage, blending their families, loss and/or grief. I bring my current experience as a counselor, my former experience in family and child development, and my personal family experiences with divorce, remarriage, and parenting, to each client.
(205) 883-1636 View (205) 883-1636
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Elpida Counseling, LLC
Counselor, MEd, ALC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Trussville, AL 35173  (Online Only)
What happened to you? This is the question that should be posed when a person decides to confront their trauma. So much of the focus is on "What is wrong with you?" that we fail to take in the traumatic events that led us here and created the issues that we now face. I take special interest in traumatic experiences that led us to be the individuals that we are today. I have extensive experience working with PTSD, panic attacks, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, OCD, phobias, and life transitions. I also have unique experience working with individuals with mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder, personality disorders, and MDD.
What happened to you? This is the question that should be posed when a person decides to confront their trauma. So much of the focus is on "What is wrong with you?" that we fail to take in the traumatic events that led us here and created the issues that we now face. I take special interest in traumatic experiences that led us to be the individuals that we are today. I have extensive experience working with PTSD, panic attacks, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, OCD, phobias, and life transitions. I also have unique experience working with individuals with mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder, personality disorders, and MDD.
(205) 850-5173 View (205) 850-5173
Photo of Christina Webb, Licensed Professional Counselor in Leeds, AL
Christina Webb
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35235
Are you feeling lost, or overwhelmed by changes in your life? Life was not delivered with a book of instructions. It can be challenging, disappointing, stressful, and even lonely at times. Each of us has to make sense of our world. When things don't make sense we experience anxiety, depression, anger, confusion, stress, or other difficulties. Therapy is directed at helping each individual or couple become more effective at dealing with and developing coping skills so they can better manage their own unique life situation. Each person is unique; therefore, we will work together to craft a specific plan designed for your needs.
Are you feeling lost, or overwhelmed by changes in your life? Life was not delivered with a book of instructions. It can be challenging, disappointing, stressful, and even lonely at times. Each of us has to make sense of our world. When things don't make sense we experience anxiety, depression, anger, confusion, stress, or other difficulties. Therapy is directed at helping each individual or couple become more effective at dealing with and developing coping skills so they can better manage their own unique life situation. Each person is unique; therefore, we will work together to craft a specific plan designed for your needs.
(205) 751-4010 View (205) 751-4010

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Number of Therapists in Leeds, AL

< 10

Therapists in Leeds, AL who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
86% Relationship Issues
86% Depression
86% Grief
86% Spirituality
86% Coping Skills
86% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% BlueCross and BlueShield
50% All Kids
25% Medicaid

How Therapists in Leeds, AL see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Leeds?

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.