Therapists in Washington County, AL

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Robin Willis Wood
MS, LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S, AAPT
Verified
Millry, AL 36558
Being a therapist and helping others is my passion. I love working with all ages. At the LifeVesting Group we strive to help anyone we can; from all walks of life. We see individuals, families, & children; using Play Therapy & Sand Therapy for children. We have 3 licensed therapist in our Mobile office; we are able to help a wide variety of individuals. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, Animal Assisted Play Therapist, with a MS in Marriage & Family. I use Family Systems, Direct Solution, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eclectic, and Child Centered Play Therapy approaches.
Being a therapist and helping others is my passion. I love working with all ages. At the LifeVesting Group we strive to help anyone we can; from all walks of life. We see individuals, families, & children; using Play Therapy & Sand Therapy for children. We have 3 licensed therapist in our Mobile office; we are able to help a wide variety of individuals. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, Animal Assisted Play Therapist, with a MS in Marriage & Family. I use Family Systems, Direct Solution, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eclectic, and Child Centered Play Therapy approaches.
(844) 505-3647 View (844) 505-3647

Online Therapists

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Deborah P Carmichael
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Mobile, AL 36608
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have worked with a wide variety of people, including the seriously mentally ill, those addicted to substances, personality disorders, and others just having trouble figuring out life's expectations. I want to work with you to help you move forward when you are not getting the most out of your life, you feel stuck or alone, for reasons you can explain and for reasons you cannot explain. Are you open to therapy and making a change? Let me help you navigate your world and help you make the changes necessary to make a difference.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have worked with a wide variety of people, including the seriously mentally ill, those addicted to substances, personality disorders, and others just having trouble figuring out life's expectations. I want to work with you to help you move forward when you are not getting the most out of your life, you feel stuck or alone, for reasons you can explain and for reasons you cannot explain. Are you open to therapy and making a change? Let me help you navigate your world and help you make the changes necessary to make a difference.
(251) 317-3214 View (251) 317-3214
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Alefyah (A-Leaf-E-Yaa) Taqui
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA-Psy, LICSW, PIP
Verified
3 Endorsed
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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Tunisia Brina London
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, PIP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Spanish Fort, AL 36527  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients Now! Hi, I’m Tunisia London, but most call me Sabrina. You might recognize me from Hulu’s “Love In Fairhope,” where I had the privilege of helping a couple navigate their differences and rediscover love after divorce. As a licensed therapist, I specialize in addressing the core concerns that often lead people to therapy, such as anxiety, relationships, and personal growth. I believe that the journey to self-improvement isn’t always straightforward; it can be complex and challenging. So, I will provide a toolbox of strategies, teach effective communication, and help you find your purpose. What sets me apart?
Accepting New Clients Now! Hi, I’m Tunisia London, but most call me Sabrina. You might recognize me from Hulu’s “Love In Fairhope,” where I had the privilege of helping a couple navigate their differences and rediscover love after divorce. As a licensed therapist, I specialize in addressing the core concerns that often lead people to therapy, such as anxiety, relationships, and personal growth. I believe that the journey to self-improvement isn’t always straightforward; it can be complex and challenging. So, I will provide a toolbox of strategies, teach effective communication, and help you find your purpose. What sets me apart?
(904) 842-4066 View (904) 842-4066
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Karen M Abercrombie
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Spanish Fort, AL 36527
As a Christian Counselor, I most often work with individuals, couples, and families who are struggling with emotional, behavioral, and/or spiritual concerns. I have over 30 years of professional experience specializing in marital, family, and individual counseling with adolescents and adults. I am blessed to be in practice with my husband, Dr. Ab Abercrombie, and we often work together when counseling couples and families.
As a Christian Counselor, I most often work with individuals, couples, and families who are struggling with emotional, behavioral, and/or spiritual concerns. I have over 30 years of professional experience specializing in marital, family, and individual counseling with adolescents and adults. I am blessed to be in practice with my husband, Dr. Ab Abercrombie, and we often work together when counseling couples and families.
(850) 378-3442 View (850) 378-3442
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Sydney Wasdin (True Therapy, LLC)
Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Daphne, AL 36526
Waitlist for new clients
I work from integrative and trauma-informed lenses to provide treatment that considers the body and its functioning as a whole along with your goals for best results. I proudly serve adolescents, young adults, and adults and have experience working with a range of diagnoses and treatment settings. I currently specialize in teens and young adults struggling with life transitions, anxiety, perfectionism, OCD and related disorders within my outpatient practice. I offer TeleHealth for those in need of remote services within Alabama.
I work from integrative and trauma-informed lenses to provide treatment that considers the body and its functioning as a whole along with your goals for best results. I proudly serve adolescents, young adults, and adults and have experience working with a range of diagnoses and treatment settings. I currently specialize in teens and young adults struggling with life transitions, anxiety, perfectionism, OCD and related disorders within my outpatient practice. I offer TeleHealth for those in need of remote services within Alabama.
(251) 387-7185 View (251) 387-7185
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Melissa A. Smilie
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Daphne, AL 36526
Do you find yourself feeling "stuck" in life? Do you feel unsatisfied with the way your life "should" or "shouldn't" be? Therapy is a great way to discuss these concerns with a professional and to learn ways to take control over what feels like the uncontrollable.
Do you find yourself feeling "stuck" in life? Do you feel unsatisfied with the way your life "should" or "shouldn't" be? Therapy is a great way to discuss these concerns with a professional and to learn ways to take control over what feels like the uncontrollable.
(251) 227-4427 View (251) 227-4427
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Suzanne Brown Glass
Counselor, MA, ALC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairhope, AL 36532
“When a person realizes he has been deeply heard, his eyes moisten. I think in some real sense he is weeping for joy. It is as though he were saying, ‘Thank God, somebody heard me. Someone knows what it’s like to be me" (Carl Rogers). I believe that therapy is an equal partnership and I view my clients as experts in their own lives. Through mutual respect, empathetic listening, and positive regard, I work alongside my clients to help them find resolution and peace.
“When a person realizes he has been deeply heard, his eyes moisten. I think in some real sense he is weeping for joy. It is as though he were saying, ‘Thank God, somebody heard me. Someone knows what it’s like to be me" (Carl Rogers). I believe that therapy is an equal partnership and I view my clients as experts in their own lives. Through mutual respect, empathetic listening, and positive regard, I work alongside my clients to help them find resolution and peace.
(251) 220-1617 View (251) 220-1617
Photo of Susan Galberry, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington County, AL
Susan Galberry
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Daphne, AL 36526
Feeling tired, stressed, overwhelmed? Depleted, depressed, anxious? Of course you are! We live in a crazy fast-paced world. Are you feeling the effects of daily pressures? How about your teen? They feel it too! They don't always know how to express their stress, so they act out which stresses you even more! Whether you are seeking help for yourself or are concerned about you teen, talking things through and finding new perspectives can make a huge difference in everyday life.
Feeling tired, stressed, overwhelmed? Depleted, depressed, anxious? Of course you are! We live in a crazy fast-paced world. Are you feeling the effects of daily pressures? How about your teen? They feel it too! They don't always know how to express their stress, so they act out which stresses you even more! Whether you are seeking help for yourself or are concerned about you teen, talking things through and finding new perspectives can make a huge difference in everyday life.
(251) 220-9569 View (251) 220-9569
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Raschelle Riley-Eaton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(Now accepting BCBS) Do you find it difficult to communicate how you feel? Do you feel down or find yourself thinking negative thoughts? I'm here to listen! Relationship Issues, addiction, job loss and many other circumstances can lead to a decline in your self esteem and can contribute to feelings of depression and anxiety. Together we can collaborate to address those issues and provide you with relief. As your therapist I will make it my top priority to respect your personal experiences, create a safe, judgment free environment and provide you with honest feedback.
(Now accepting BCBS) Do you find it difficult to communicate how you feel? Do you feel down or find yourself thinking negative thoughts? I'm here to listen! Relationship Issues, addiction, job loss and many other circumstances can lead to a decline in your self esteem and can contribute to feelings of depression and anxiety. Together we can collaborate to address those issues and provide you with relief. As your therapist I will make it my top priority to respect your personal experiences, create a safe, judgment free environment and provide you with honest feedback.
(251) 255-2730 View (251) 255-2730
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Clarissa McReynolds
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Atmore, AL 36502
Hey, I am Clarissa McReynolds, and I am a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the States of Alabama and Mississippi. I am so excited to be a part of Healthy Minds Consulting team. I have been in the business of helping people find well- being for over 20 years. I enjoy working with adults struggling with life’s challenges, and coping with life’s struggles. I am passionate about working with our mature population struggling with phase of life issues, chronic medical issues, grief/loss, and aging issues.
Hey, I am Clarissa McReynolds, and I am a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the States of Alabama and Mississippi. I am so excited to be a part of Healthy Minds Consulting team. I have been in the business of helping people find well- being for over 20 years. I enjoy working with adults struggling with life’s challenges, and coping with life’s struggles. I am passionate about working with our mature population struggling with phase of life issues, chronic medical issues, grief/loss, and aging issues.
(251) 333-2777 View (251) 333-2777
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Jennifer L Little
Marriage & Family Therapist, MAS, LMFT-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Atmore, AL 36502
My ideal client is one that is ready for change and who can be committed to the therapy process. I am versed in different areas of mental health issues, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, ADHD, parenting challenges, etc. I am also an EMDR Certified Therapist to treat PTSD, trauma, and subsequent or related symptoms. I am also trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy, another modality that can be used to treat symptoms of trauma.
My ideal client is one that is ready for change and who can be committed to the therapy process. I am versed in different areas of mental health issues, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, ADHD, parenting challenges, etc. I am also an EMDR Certified Therapist to treat PTSD, trauma, and subsequent or related symptoms. I am also trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy, another modality that can be used to treat symptoms of trauma.
(251) 333-2777 View (251) 333-2777
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Tara Tate
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Fairhope, AL 36532
Waitlist for new clients
UPDATE as of 9/7/23... I currently am NOT able to take on new clients. I appreciate your interest and apologize for any inconvenience this may create. I DO have availability with my MFT student/intern. Please reach out to be seen by him. We all struggle in life sometimes and need help! In this day and age it can be hard to find the space to discuss the challenges of life with someone in a safe and genuine way. I enjoy meeting people where they are at in life, without judgement, and helping them sort out their next steps whether they be for improvement, maintenance, or understanding.
UPDATE as of 9/7/23... I currently am NOT able to take on new clients. I appreciate your interest and apologize for any inconvenience this may create. I DO have availability with my MFT student/intern. Please reach out to be seen by him. We all struggle in life sometimes and need help! In this day and age it can be hard to find the space to discuss the challenges of life with someone in a safe and genuine way. I enjoy meeting people where they are at in life, without judgement, and helping them sort out their next steps whether they be for improvement, maintenance, or understanding.
(251) 270-2441 View (251) 270-2441
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The Sunshine's Haven Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Mobile, AL 36609
Welcome to The Sunshine's Haven Counseling Center, LLC! My name is Afiya K. Hooker and I am a Licensed Psychotherapist. The clients I serve may be experiencing feelings of depression, trauma, anger, distress and anxiety, mood instability, relational/familial issues, or other diverse challenges. I have a passion for helping clients regain control, utilize positive and practical coping skills, and create positive change within their everyday lives. Allow me to help you on your journey by scheduling an appointment on my website today.
Welcome to The Sunshine's Haven Counseling Center, LLC! My name is Afiya K. Hooker and I am a Licensed Psychotherapist. The clients I serve may be experiencing feelings of depression, trauma, anger, distress and anxiety, mood instability, relational/familial issues, or other diverse challenges. I have a passion for helping clients regain control, utilize positive and practical coping skills, and create positive change within their everyday lives. Allow me to help you on your journey by scheduling an appointment on my website today.
(251) 257-0190 View (251) 257-0190
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Nicole L Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, AADC
Verified
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
I believe all people deserve to experience unconditional positive regard; the acceptance of who you are regardless of what you say or do. You are unique, and I like to embrace that uniqueness and show you how to use it as your own personal superpower. Although we cannot avoid loss, pain, disappointment, and trauma, I find that when people connect with others they are inherently strengthened. There is power in telling your story in safe spaces.
I believe all people deserve to experience unconditional positive regard; the acceptance of who you are regardless of what you say or do. You are unique, and I like to embrace that uniqueness and show you how to use it as your own personal superpower. Although we cannot avoid loss, pain, disappointment, and trauma, I find that when people connect with others they are inherently strengthened. There is power in telling your story in safe spaces.
(251) 313-6871 View (251) 313-6871
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Bailey Kennon
Counselor, MA, ALC
Verified
Mobile, AL 36695
Bailey Kennon received her Masters of Arts from Liberty University in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling and is currently in clinical supervision under Jennifer Moseley, LPC-S. Bailey grew up in Orange Beach, AL, but she and her husband moved to Mobile in Spring 2022 as he is a Student Pastor in this area. She would describe herself as an extroverted introvert - She enjoys spending one-on-one time with folks and providing a safe space to process emotions and experiences. Bailey also has a special sidekick, Biscuit the therapy pup, who accompanies her to work most days!
Bailey Kennon received her Masters of Arts from Liberty University in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling and is currently in clinical supervision under Jennifer Moseley, LPC-S. Bailey grew up in Orange Beach, AL, but she and her husband moved to Mobile in Spring 2022 as he is a Student Pastor in this area. She would describe herself as an extroverted introvert - She enjoys spending one-on-one time with folks and providing a safe space to process emotions and experiences. Bailey also has a special sidekick, Biscuit the therapy pup, who accompanies her to work most days!
(251) 551-9622 View (251) 551-9622
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Robyn Koser
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Daphne, AL 36526
I want to help you with the difficulties and changes of life. I can help whether your struggles are emotional or physical. I am a licensed counselor working with children, adolescents, adults, and caregivers. I believe strongly in the relationship formed with each client. I use primarily Cognitive Behavioral techniques focusing on the connection of thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I have specific experience in depression, anxiety, OCD, Phobias, anger, bi-polar, adjustment problems, grief, ADHD/ADD, parenting issues, Hospice caregiver care, LGBTQ issues. With hard work, you can make positive change in your life and feel better.
I want to help you with the difficulties and changes of life. I can help whether your struggles are emotional or physical. I am a licensed counselor working with children, adolescents, adults, and caregivers. I believe strongly in the relationship formed with each client. I use primarily Cognitive Behavioral techniques focusing on the connection of thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I have specific experience in depression, anxiety, OCD, Phobias, anger, bi-polar, adjustment problems, grief, ADHD/ADD, parenting issues, Hospice caregiver care, LGBTQ issues. With hard work, you can make positive change in your life and feel better.
(251) 259-4052 View (251) 259-4052
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Joyworks Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PIP
Verified
Fairhope, AL 36532
Are you a parent frustrated by your child's hyperactivity, battling for control, anger, defiance, or school behavior problems? Has your family experienced transitions like divorce, loss of a loved one, or moving to a new area? As parents, we want our children to be happy, healthy, well-rounded, joyful, and worry-free. We want them to be at peace with themselves and with others, and confident in themselves and their own abilities and aptitudes. Sadly we can't always protect them from broken relationships, hard choices, big challenges and tough losses. Sometimes we need trusted counsel to help navigate storms.
Are you a parent frustrated by your child's hyperactivity, battling for control, anger, defiance, or school behavior problems? Has your family experienced transitions like divorce, loss of a loved one, or moving to a new area? As parents, we want our children to be happy, healthy, well-rounded, joyful, and worry-free. We want them to be at peace with themselves and with others, and confident in themselves and their own abilities and aptitudes. Sadly we can't always protect them from broken relationships, hard choices, big challenges and tough losses. Sometimes we need trusted counsel to help navigate storms.
(251) 276-4497 View (251) 276-4497
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Hannah Soileau
Counselor, ALC, NCC
Verified
Mobile, AL 36609
Welcome! Do you or your child struggle with managing your emotions, low self-esteem, or poor impulse control? Do you or your child have self-sabotaging or self-harming behaviors? I work with children as young as 5, teens, and adults. I help my clients become the best version of themselves. I teach coping skills to help clients manage stress and the hardships that life gives us. My goal is to give you a safe, non-judgmental space to process your emotions.
Welcome! Do you or your child struggle with managing your emotions, low self-esteem, or poor impulse control? Do you or your child have self-sabotaging or self-harming behaviors? I work with children as young as 5, teens, and adults. I help my clients become the best version of themselves. I teach coping skills to help clients manage stress and the hardships that life gives us. My goal is to give you a safe, non-judgmental space to process your emotions.
(251) 216-3014 View (251) 216-3014
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Jasmine D Clinton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mobile, AL 36609
“To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.” Stephen R. Covey’s words summarize the basis of my work as a therapist—helping others to change their perceptions. I strive to assist individuals and families gain a renewed perspective and work towards overcoming trauma and/or conflict in their lives.
“To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.” Stephen R. Covey’s words summarize the basis of my work as a therapist—helping others to change their perceptions. I strive to assist individuals and families gain a renewed perspective and work towards overcoming trauma and/or conflict in their lives.
(251) 220-0113 View (251) 220-0113

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Washington County, AL

< 10

Therapists in Washington County, AL who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% ADHD
100% Chronic Pain
100% Domestic Abuse

Average years in practice

19 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Amerigroup
100% BHS | Behavioral Health Systems

How Therapists in Washington County, AL see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Washington County?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.