Therapists in Brookwood, Mobile, AL

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Collins Counseling Associates
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brookwood, Mobile, AL 36606
For an appointment call (251) 473-3410. Fifteen licensed counselors, with offices in Mobile & Fairhope, provide specialized treatment for individuals and families impacted by life problems, relationship stress, mental health issues, substance abuse problems, and abuse. We strive to help people in a safe, private, non-judgmental place to work through issues & ultimately find some peace and happiness in life. Our group includes experts in fields of sex therapy, grief counseling, addiction problems and LGBTQ needs.
For an appointment call (251) 473-3410. Fifteen licensed counselors, with offices in Mobile & Fairhope, provide specialized treatment for individuals and families impacted by life problems, relationship stress, mental health issues, substance abuse problems, and abuse. We strive to help people in a safe, private, non-judgmental place to work through issues & ultimately find some peace and happiness in life. Our group includes experts in fields of sex therapy, grief counseling, addiction problems and LGBTQ needs.
(251) 235-5448 View (251) 235-5448
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Hazel L Woodward
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brookwood, Mobile, AL 36606
"You are strong enough to face it all, even if it doesn't feel like it right now" . This quote speaks quite loudly to me because upon reflection, I find that Life has a way of interfering when I am busy doing something else. I have spent the better part of 25 years learning who I am and have willingly and sometimes unwillingly faced harsh realities I would not chose for anyone, much less myself. One of the most important things that has proven to be true for me, is that if I can find meaning in events that shattered my world or at the very least, shook it up, then my understanding and insight increased and I could find peace.
"You are strong enough to face it all, even if it doesn't feel like it right now" . This quote speaks quite loudly to me because upon reflection, I find that Life has a way of interfering when I am busy doing something else. I have spent the better part of 25 years learning who I am and have willingly and sometimes unwillingly faced harsh realities I would not chose for anyone, much less myself. One of the most important things that has proven to be true for me, is that if I can find meaning in events that shattered my world or at the very least, shook it up, then my understanding and insight increased and I could find peace.
(251) 243-7639 View (251) 243-7639
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Alefyah (A-Leaf-E-Yaa) Taqui
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA-Psy, LICSW, PIP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brookwood, Mobile, AL 36606
I am a humanistic therapist, working from an attachment based perspective. As a humanist I believe in combining a non-judgmental and supportive environment with intellectual curiosity to work with you as a whole person, thoughts and feelings.  In our relationship, I believe we are partners working together to determine root causes and patterns to find the best way forward. I am not the expert on you nor do I strive to be. I look forward to talking with you – not at you. I strive to understand you – not judge you. I have a Masters Degree from Columbia university and close to 20 years of experience in the field of mental health.
I am a humanistic therapist, working from an attachment based perspective. As a humanist I believe in combining a non-judgmental and supportive environment with intellectual curiosity to work with you as a whole person, thoughts and feelings.  In our relationship, I believe we are partners working together to determine root causes and patterns to find the best way forward. I am not the expert on you nor do I strive to be. I look forward to talking with you – not at you. I strive to understand you – not judge you. I have a Masters Degree from Columbia university and close to 20 years of experience in the field of mental health.
(251) 237-7494 View (251) 237-7494
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Kevin J. Dudeck
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookwood, Mobile, AL 36606
We all want to be emotionally healthy to realize our true potential. However, tension and disorder often make this seem impossible. Family, loved ones, and friends recognize when you are hurting but they may not know how to offer essential support. How do you begin a journey of restoration and transformation? Connecting with a caring, trusting, non-judgmental professional who truly listens to you, is the first step toward the restorative process for life balance, inner peace, control over decisions and transitions, and hopefulness. Talk with a professional who understands and genuinely cares for your well-being.
We all want to be emotionally healthy to realize our true potential. However, tension and disorder often make this seem impossible. Family, loved ones, and friends recognize when you are hurting but they may not know how to offer essential support. How do you begin a journey of restoration and transformation? Connecting with a caring, trusting, non-judgmental professional who truly listens to you, is the first step toward the restorative process for life balance, inner peace, control over decisions and transitions, and hopefulness. Talk with a professional who understands and genuinely cares for your well-being.
(251) 237-4505 View (251) 237-4505
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Paul Swaim-Sanders
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Brookwood, Mobile, AL 36606
I practice a holistic approach to therapy where you and I work together to help you as a whole person, not just one concern. I believe in reinforcing what strengths you already have while challenging which patterns slow down or stop progress or growth. There's no "right or wrong, good or bad" in addressing concerns. There's what works and what doesn't. Together, we can find what works to do more of it, and less of what doesn't.
I practice a holistic approach to therapy where you and I work together to help you as a whole person, not just one concern. I believe in reinforcing what strengths you already have while challenging which patterns slow down or stop progress or growth. There's no "right or wrong, good or bad" in addressing concerns. There's what works and what doesn't. Together, we can find what works to do more of it, and less of what doesn't.
(251) 237-7133 View (251) 237-7133
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Julia Marco Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookwood, Mobile, AL 36606
Waitlist for new clients
My practice focuses on helping adults, adolescents and children learn skills to reduce the emotional chaos experienced in their daily lives. For 20 years, my experience includes helping clients who have experienced emotional trauma, divorce recovery for children, grief work, anxiety and depression symptom reduction. My goal is through the counseling relationship people can heal and grow. I am currently offering Telehealth services and face to face counseling in my office.
My practice focuses on helping adults, adolescents and children learn skills to reduce the emotional chaos experienced in their daily lives. For 20 years, my experience includes helping clients who have experienced emotional trauma, divorce recovery for children, grief work, anxiety and depression symptom reduction. My goal is through the counseling relationship people can heal and grow. I am currently offering Telehealth services and face to face counseling in my office.
(251) 254-2669 View (251) 254-2669
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John Samuel Marshall
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Brookwood, Mobile, AL 36606
ALL of us (Especially Todays Veterans) have had Experiences or been in Circumstances that can cause over-whelming Emotional Problems: Nightmares, Feelings of Impending Doom, Intense Nervousness and Depression which can leave us feeling out of control... Counseling is a good first step to begin to heal. I offer Assessment and Counseling to address: Personal - Family - Marital 'Life's' Issues and 'Veteran's' Issues (Primarily those that resulted in 'PTSD.'). I will help and encourage you in telling your 'story'. 'Living in-to the events' that caused your distress is essential for you to be able to move on.
ALL of us (Especially Todays Veterans) have had Experiences or been in Circumstances that can cause over-whelming Emotional Problems: Nightmares, Feelings of Impending Doom, Intense Nervousness and Depression which can leave us feeling out of control... Counseling is a good first step to begin to heal. I offer Assessment and Counseling to address: Personal - Family - Marital 'Life's' Issues and 'Veteran's' Issues (Primarily those that resulted in 'PTSD.'). I will help and encourage you in telling your 'story'. 'Living in-to the events' that caused your distress is essential for you to be able to move on.
(251) 345-6173 View (251) 345-6173
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Mark Miele
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Brookwood, Mobile, AL 36606
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor dedicated to providing you with a safe and non-judgmental environment where we can collaboratively navigate your personal challenges. I firmly believe in focusing on your strengths while also identifying opportunities for improvement and growth. Together we will build skills, increase awareness, and explore effective strategies to cope with the stressors that life presents. I understand the importance of addressing both immediate concerns and deeper issues and I am committed to helping you improve yourself and find meaningful solutions.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor dedicated to providing you with a safe and non-judgmental environment where we can collaboratively navigate your personal challenges. I firmly believe in focusing on your strengths while also identifying opportunities for improvement and growth. Together we will build skills, increase awareness, and explore effective strategies to cope with the stressors that life presents. I understand the importance of addressing both immediate concerns and deeper issues and I am committed to helping you improve yourself and find meaningful solutions.
(251) 313-6408 View (251) 313-6408
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LaWana D Kennedy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCE, LPC, BC-TMH, ECMH-E®
Verified Verified
Brookwood, Mobile, AL 36606
My name is LaWana Kennedy. I am a Professional Counselor and Board Certified Tele-Mental Health Provider licensed in the state of Alabama. I am endorsed by First 5 Alabama as an Early Childhood Mental Health Family Specialist. I have over 20 years in the Behavioral Health Field -specifically working with children and families who have experienced trauma from neglect, and sexual and physical abuse. I also have experience working with the adult substance use population in an outpatient setting. My goal is to help you utilize the strengths you already have to navigate through the obstacles and stressors of life.
My name is LaWana Kennedy. I am a Professional Counselor and Board Certified Tele-Mental Health Provider licensed in the state of Alabama. I am endorsed by First 5 Alabama as an Early Childhood Mental Health Family Specialist. I have over 20 years in the Behavioral Health Field -specifically working with children and families who have experienced trauma from neglect, and sexual and physical abuse. I also have experience working with the adult substance use population in an outpatient setting. My goal is to help you utilize the strengths you already have to navigate through the obstacles and stressors of life.
(251) 244-2494 View (251) 244-2494
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Randi Nowell
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA, MAMFT
Verified Verified
Brookwood, Mobile, AL 36606
Hi there! I'm Randi Nowell, a passionate LMFTA specializing in providing therapy for children and adolescents aged 2 to 18. With extensive experience in working with autism spectrum disorder, I am committed to making a positive impact on the lives of young individuals. By utilizing evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy (CBFT) and Narrative Therapy, I create a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their emotions and experiences. Analogies play a significant role in my work, as I use them to simplify complex concepts and facilitate comprehension.
Hi there! I'm Randi Nowell, a passionate LMFTA specializing in providing therapy for children and adolescents aged 2 to 18. With extensive experience in working with autism spectrum disorder, I am committed to making a positive impact on the lives of young individuals. By utilizing evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy (CBFT) and Narrative Therapy, I create a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their emotions and experiences. Analogies play a significant role in my work, as I use them to simplify complex concepts and facilitate comprehension.
(251) 473-3410 View (251) 473-3410
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Eunice Mingo Blakely
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, SAP, MAC, NCC
Verified Verified
Brookwood, Mobile, AL 36606
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling overwhelmed by grief, depression, addictions, or anxiety? If you seeking freedom from burnout, work related stressors or in need of help tackling life's major hurdles? If so, schedule an appointment at ECM Counseling Service. As a Licensed Professional Counselor serving the Gulf Coast area, I am committed to providing quality services using a variety of treatment options. I have almost 20 years experience in the mental health field and I feel more than confident that we will make a great team as you journey towards healing.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by grief, depression, addictions, or anxiety? If you seeking freedom from burnout, work related stressors or in need of help tackling life's major hurdles? If so, schedule an appointment at ECM Counseling Service. As a Licensed Professional Counselor serving the Gulf Coast area, I am committed to providing quality services using a variety of treatment options. I have almost 20 years experience in the mental health field and I feel more than confident that we will make a great team as you journey towards healing.
(251) 294-6662 View (251) 294-6662
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Veronica Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ADC, ICADC, ACGC-II
Verified Verified
Brookwood, Mobile, AL 36606
Welcome to LPC Services ~ Your Behavioral Health Specialist. I have over 15 years of experience working with adolescence, adults, and families who struggle with chemical/gambling addictions, mood disorders, risky behaviors, parenting concerns, and relationship matters. I provide individual, couples, & group counseling sessions Monday-Friday from 8:00am-6:00pm. Services can also be provided to help you fulfill the counseling mandates for your DHR matters, city/state/federal probation requirements, and employment/EAP requirements.
Welcome to LPC Services ~ Your Behavioral Health Specialist. I have over 15 years of experience working with adolescence, adults, and families who struggle with chemical/gambling addictions, mood disorders, risky behaviors, parenting concerns, and relationship matters. I provide individual, couples, & group counseling sessions Monday-Friday from 8:00am-6:00pm. Services can also be provided to help you fulfill the counseling mandates for your DHR matters, city/state/federal probation requirements, and employment/EAP requirements.
(251) 272-3722 View (251) 272-3722
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Amber Ellis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Brookwood, Mobile, AL 36606
My goal in counseling is to help people overcome their difficult issues in their life, reach their goals, and become happier and more balanced individuals. I use a variety of therapies including CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and prevention approaches to help the patient individually. I have worked extensively with addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, grief, military life issues, and health-related concerns. I have been a counselor for over 15 years.
My goal in counseling is to help people overcome their difficult issues in their life, reach their goals, and become happier and more balanced individuals. I use a variety of therapies including CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and prevention approaches to help the patient individually. I have worked extensively with addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, grief, military life issues, and health-related concerns. I have been a counselor for over 15 years.
(251) 235-5285 View (251) 235-5285
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Mobile Better Yourself Counseling Services
Counselor, ALC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookwood, Mobile, AL 36606
I am here to assist you in the hard times in your life when things can be challenging and you don’t know to deal with the many issues and problems that you are facing. You are not alone in your struggles and I can help you in your struggles. We can set goals and focus on solutions to make your situation better. Remember you are important and valuable and we can work towards bettering you and your situations. Never give up and always believe.
I am here to assist you in the hard times in your life when things can be challenging and you don’t know to deal with the many issues and problems that you are facing. You are not alone in your struggles and I can help you in your struggles. We can set goals and focus on solutions to make your situation better. Remember you are important and valuable and we can work towards bettering you and your situations. Never give up and always believe.
(251) 572-1962 View (251) 572-1962
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Susan E Case
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, EdS, MAC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookwood, Mobile, AL 36606
“Dance like no one is watching, sing like no one is listening. . ."Mark Twain. This quote illustrates the kind of practice I strive to create. I believe it is necessary to encourage clients to feel free from judgment, criticism, or fear from what someone else thinks. My goal is to provide a safe place using an eclectic approach involving person centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing. This allows clients to establish a course that is personally tailored to meet the needs of those with substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
“Dance like no one is watching, sing like no one is listening. . ."Mark Twain. This quote illustrates the kind of practice I strive to create. I believe it is necessary to encourage clients to feel free from judgment, criticism, or fear from what someone else thinks. My goal is to provide a safe place using an eclectic approach involving person centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing. This allows clients to establish a course that is personally tailored to meet the needs of those with substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
(251) 551-5165 View (251) 551-5165
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Leah Patrick
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookwood, Mobile, AL 36606
People from all walks of life facing life's challenges with a sense of urgency, seek support to find healing, happiness, and harmony. Especially when dealing with pressing issues like children's well-being, adoption, addiction, family conflicts, mood disorders, or autism-related concerns, they're looking to rediscover peace of mind and build resilience swiftly. I specialize in role play and behavioral rehearsal, structured problem solving, supportive reflection and interpersonal resolutions. I make it a priority to call or text you back when you reach out to me while we work on issues.
People from all walks of life facing life's challenges with a sense of urgency, seek support to find healing, happiness, and harmony. Especially when dealing with pressing issues like children's well-being, adoption, addiction, family conflicts, mood disorders, or autism-related concerns, they're looking to rediscover peace of mind and build resilience swiftly. I specialize in role play and behavioral rehearsal, structured problem solving, supportive reflection and interpersonal resolutions. I make it a priority to call or text you back when you reach out to me while we work on issues.
(251) 270-2279 View (251) 270-2279
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Larry K Daniels
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC-S, RPT
Verified Verified
Brookwood, Mobile, AL 36606
Life can be difficult. You are struggling, tired, and maybe even feeling alone. Things don't have to be the way they are. You can rise above these difficulties. I will listen to you, your struggles, your journey, your heart. Together we will work until you discover joy in your life and find that spring in your step that feels refreshing and rejuvenating! I will help you explore and engage in ways of thinking, behaving, & feeling that will lead you to being a healthy and whole person again, and to having improved relationships with others.
Life can be difficult. You are struggling, tired, and maybe even feeling alone. Things don't have to be the way they are. You can rise above these difficulties. I will listen to you, your struggles, your journey, your heart. Together we will work until you discover joy in your life and find that spring in your step that feels refreshing and rejuvenating! I will help you explore and engage in ways of thinking, behaving, & feeling that will lead you to being a healthy and whole person again, and to having improved relationships with others.
(251) 235-8905 View (251) 235-8905
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Yarah Noel Whitfield
Counselor, MA, ALC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookwood, Mobile, AL 36606
Hi, I’m a licensed therapist committed to working with individuals, couples, and families. My work focuses on treating those affected by anxiety, trauma, addiction, and day-to-day stressors. Additionally, I hold great interest in treating children with emotional or behavioral issues, adults struggling with life transitions, substance abuse, and Marital compromise. I believe in taking a holistic yet solution-focused systemic approach in therapy. Everyone is unique and powerful in their own way, and we all have the ability to manifest a new path.
Hi, I’m a licensed therapist committed to working with individuals, couples, and families. My work focuses on treating those affected by anxiety, trauma, addiction, and day-to-day stressors. Additionally, I hold great interest in treating children with emotional or behavioral issues, adults struggling with life transitions, substance abuse, and Marital compromise. I believe in taking a holistic yet solution-focused systemic approach in therapy. Everyone is unique and powerful in their own way, and we all have the ability to manifest a new path.
(251) 319-7631 View (251) 319-7631
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Mindset Mental Health & Wellness, LLC
Counselor, MS, ALC
Verified Verified
Brookwood, Mobile, AL 36606
In counseling, we will explore life cycles and any strongholds getting in the way of achieving your present and future goals. Life as we know it has changed during the pandemic. Therefore, it's important to have a safe space to reflect and verbalize the changes you have experienced while identifying what you have learned about yourself in order to move forward in your journey.
In counseling, we will explore life cycles and any strongholds getting in the way of achieving your present and future goals. Life as we know it has changed during the pandemic. Therefore, it's important to have a safe space to reflect and verbalize the changes you have experienced while identifying what you have learned about yourself in order to move forward in your journey.
(251) 351-9335 View (251) 351-9335
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Lillian D Knox
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, S
Verified Verified
Brookwood, Mobile, AL 36606
If you can imagine it you can have it. We all need assistance at some point in life. My main goal is to assist my clients with living the life that they live in their dreams.
If you can imagine it you can have it. We all need assistance at some point in life. My main goal is to assist my clients with living the life that they live in their dreams.
(251) 651-0585 View (251) 651-0585

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Number of Therapists in Brookwood, Mobile, AL

20+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Brookwood, Mobile, AL who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Relationship Issues
86% Depression
76% Anger Management
76% Coping Skills
76% Stress
71% Grief

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
73% TRICARE
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Brookwood, Mobile, AL see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

65% Female
35% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Brookwood, Mobile?

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.