Therapists in Greenbrier, AR

Photo of Katelyn Coney, Licensed Professional Counselor in Greenbrier, AR
Katelyn Coney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, AADC, TAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenbrier, AR 72058
Life can feel messy; and it is at times a place of stagnation, chaos, or just confusion. I challenge individuals to identify themselves, their passions, and to grow beyond the mask that life pushes us to wear as a means of protection or out of fear. It is in true authenticity that we find freedom and joy to move from isolation or bondage to freedom and fullness. It is in freedom where we no longer have to choose living in fear, rejection, pain, and/or competition but can chose to live with depth, substance, love, and understanding.
Life can feel messy; and it is at times a place of stagnation, chaos, or just confusion. I challenge individuals to identify themselves, their passions, and to grow beyond the mask that life pushes us to wear as a means of protection or out of fear. It is in true authenticity that we find freedom and joy to move from isolation or bondage to freedom and fullness. It is in freedom where we no longer have to choose living in fear, rejection, pain, and/or competition but can chose to live with depth, substance, love, and understanding.
(501) 236-5925 View (501) 236-5925
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Kim Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Greenbrier, AR 72058
Much of my work involves helping men and women who have found themselves in the grip of depression, anxiety, spiritual turmoil or are experiencing a loss of their sense of self. I'm an advocate for building emotional intelligence and helping others recover from the effects of toxic or emotionally manipulative relationships. Issues including church hurt, divorce recovery, infidelity, grief and loss, personality disorders and co-dependency are just a few more to name. Regardless the issue, I am drawn to understanding what true healing looks like for you. Are you actively healing or is the pain less because your triggers are absent?
Much of my work involves helping men and women who have found themselves in the grip of depression, anxiety, spiritual turmoil or are experiencing a loss of their sense of self. I'm an advocate for building emotional intelligence and helping others recover from the effects of toxic or emotionally manipulative relationships. Issues including church hurt, divorce recovery, infidelity, grief and loss, personality disorders and co-dependency are just a few more to name. Regardless the issue, I am drawn to understanding what true healing looks like for you. Are you actively healing or is the pain less because your triggers are absent?
(501) 214-6241 View (501) 214-6241
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Kelly Steed
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenbrier, AR 72058
The human experience can be challenging at times, but can also be beautiful and meaningful. Learning that both are normal parts of the journey can be empowering and allow one to reach our dreams and goals by overcoming the blocks and pain that keep us from reaching those dreams. We can learn to grow through pain, enjoy moments of pure joy and build community. I am a Licensed Masters Social Work, Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Equine Therapist and Certified Thanatologist along with EMDR training. I have worked with a wide variety of clients over the course of my 23-year career.
The human experience can be challenging at times, but can also be beautiful and meaningful. Learning that both are normal parts of the journey can be empowering and allow one to reach our dreams and goals by overcoming the blocks and pain that keep us from reaching those dreams. We can learn to grow through pain, enjoy moments of pure joy and build community. I am a Licensed Masters Social Work, Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Equine Therapist and Certified Thanatologist along with EMDR training. I have worked with a wide variety of clients over the course of my 23-year career.
(501) 361-4059 View (501) 361-4059
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Taylor M Black
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenbrier, AR 72058
Populations Dr. Black has experience with include those struggling with depression, anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, family-relational difficulties, learning disabilities, conduct disorder, substance use, disordered eating, and trauma. Typically, individuals she works with range in age from 3 to 18-years-old. However, Dr. Black has expanded her practice to work with adults ranging in age from 18 to 45-years-old.
Populations Dr. Black has experience with include those struggling with depression, anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, family-relational difficulties, learning disabilities, conduct disorder, substance use, disordered eating, and trauma. Typically, individuals she works with range in age from 3 to 18-years-old. However, Dr. Black has expanded her practice to work with adults ranging in age from 18 to 45-years-old.
(501) 289-5387 View (501) 289-5387
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Anna Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LAC, LAMFT
Verified Verified
Greenbrier, AR 72058
My primary goal is to approach the lives of my clients with a respectful curiosity. I use this curiosity to learn more about their story and experiences in order to apply therapeutic training to help them move forward in the healing process.
My primary goal is to approach the lives of my clients with a respectful curiosity. I use this curiosity to learn more about their story and experiences in order to apply therapeutic training to help them move forward in the healing process.
(501) 222-4740 View (501) 222-4740
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Robert Yerton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenbrier, AR 72058
I like to think I have a unique skill set coupled with life experience that equips me to be a dynamic therapist. I served as a Marine in the military, spent 20 years working in the pathology field looking at healing the body and now work with clients from 5 years to older adult healing the mind. Therapy is difficult to navigate and can feel messy for the whole system (friends, family, work, school, and more). I value your experience and how that has shaped core beliefs. Because we have these core beliefs, doesn't make them true. Let's assign new rules to these beliefs and heal the system as a whole both in body and mind.
I like to think I have a unique skill set coupled with life experience that equips me to be a dynamic therapist. I served as a Marine in the military, spent 20 years working in the pathology field looking at healing the body and now work with clients from 5 years to older adult healing the mind. Therapy is difficult to navigate and can feel messy for the whole system (friends, family, work, school, and more). I value your experience and how that has shaped core beliefs. Because we have these core beliefs, doesn't make them true. Let's assign new rules to these beliefs and heal the system as a whole both in body and mind.
(501) 238-8764 View (501) 238-8764
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Dorcas VanGilst
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenbrier, AR 72058  (Online Only)
For many years my clients have primarily been individuals, groups, and families coming out of abusive and sometimes violent relationships and addiction. Although that was the original primary focus, most of them also struggled with other accompanying factors like depression, anxiety and other serious mental health diagnoses. My clinical focus has recently shifted to more of a community-based population. I have found this work incredibly rewarding. I enjoy working with additional needs such as grief, prenatal, postpartum depression, and abandonment trauma to name a few.
For many years my clients have primarily been individuals, groups, and families coming out of abusive and sometimes violent relationships and addiction. Although that was the original primary focus, most of them also struggled with other accompanying factors like depression, anxiety and other serious mental health diagnoses. My clinical focus has recently shifted to more of a community-based population. I have found this work incredibly rewarding. I enjoy working with additional needs such as grief, prenatal, postpartum depression, and abandonment trauma to name a few.
(501) 299-9468 View (501) 299-9468
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Christina Ozanich
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenbrier, AR 72058
I am passionate about working with families and their children. My goal is to help my clients identify what they can improve and guide them through achieving their personal goals, whether as an individual or a family unit. I thrive in working with teens and young adults who struggle with anxiety disorder, help my clients learn how to identify and engage in social and emotional life skills, and strongly encourages self-love and acceptance as a key tool in becoming a healthy, functioning individual. I apply cognitive approaches to engage clients in identifying root issues, processing those difficulties, and working through them.
I am passionate about working with families and their children. My goal is to help my clients identify what they can improve and guide them through achieving their personal goals, whether as an individual or a family unit. I thrive in working with teens and young adults who struggle with anxiety disorder, help my clients learn how to identify and engage in social and emotional life skills, and strongly encourages self-love and acceptance as a key tool in becoming a healthy, functioning individual. I apply cognitive approaches to engage clients in identifying root issues, processing those difficulties, and working through them.
(501) 254-7275 View (501) 254-7275
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Fritz Heidenreich
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CST
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Greenbrier, AR 72058
Intimacy/Sexual issues can be difficult to discuss and people are reluctant. In fact, many people struggle with feelings of inadequacy/lack of fulfillment in relation to their sexual experience. Sexual dysfunctions affect both men and women. My desire is to help people struggling with sexual problems and to help people live a more fulfilled intimacy/sexual life. I provide a non-judgmental place for people to safely articulate their concerns. I will help you figure out what is causing these struggles and help resolve them. In addition to sexual issues, I also work with people struggling with anxiety, depression, OCD and other issues.
Intimacy/Sexual issues can be difficult to discuss and people are reluctant. In fact, many people struggle with feelings of inadequacy/lack of fulfillment in relation to their sexual experience. Sexual dysfunctions affect both men and women. My desire is to help people struggling with sexual problems and to help people live a more fulfilled intimacy/sexual life. I provide a non-judgmental place for people to safely articulate their concerns. I will help you figure out what is causing these struggles and help resolve them. In addition to sexual issues, I also work with people struggling with anxiety, depression, OCD and other issues.
(501) 222-4387 View (501) 222-4387
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Mindy Durey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenbrier, AR 72058
Are you questioning your journey throughout life? Has something been different and you just haven't been able to put your finger on it? As a late diagnosed autistic, I see you. I would love to help you navigate the newness of your journey.
Are you questioning your journey throughout life? Has something been different and you just haven't been able to put your finger on it? As a late diagnosed autistic, I see you. I would love to help you navigate the newness of your journey.
(501) 521-1746 View (501) 521-1746
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Grayson Craig
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LAC
Verified Verified
Greenbrier, AR 72058
Walking alongside clients in the counseling process is one of my greatest honors this side of heaven. Seeking out help for your mental health can be scary and vulnerable. It is my hope that we can enter into a collaborative relationship to create and meet your mental health goals. Every person is different, and therapy should be a space where you feel deeply seen and heard. I strive to provide this space, so that every client knows what it means to walk in confidence that there is always hope for healing and growth.
Walking alongside clients in the counseling process is one of my greatest honors this side of heaven. Seeking out help for your mental health can be scary and vulnerable. It is my hope that we can enter into a collaborative relationship to create and meet your mental health goals. Every person is different, and therapy should be a space where you feel deeply seen and heard. I strive to provide this space, so that every client knows what it means to walk in confidence that there is always hope for healing and growth.
(501) 790-4525 View (501) 790-4525
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Peace of Mind Counseling Centers PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Greenbrier, AR 72058
We believe there is hope and positive change possible for each individual and family. Through faith-based counseling, we strive to empower clients to find Peace of Mind, knowing that many individual and family burdens can be relieved through the collaborative relationship working with a trained counselor. Our team has worked to obtain certificates in trauma assessment & interventions as well as acute stress, grief, loss, complex trauma, relational issues, religious wounding, substance abuse and crisis. These extra trainings have included specific measures that are necessary for work with the veteran and active military community.
We believe there is hope and positive change possible for each individual and family. Through faith-based counseling, we strive to empower clients to find Peace of Mind, knowing that many individual and family burdens can be relieved through the collaborative relationship working with a trained counselor. Our team has worked to obtain certificates in trauma assessment & interventions as well as acute stress, grief, loss, complex trauma, relational issues, religious wounding, substance abuse and crisis. These extra trainings have included specific measures that are necessary for work with the veteran and active military community.
(501) 242-5438 View (501) 242-5438
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Laura Gottsponer
Licensed Certified Social Worker, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenbrier, AR 72058
Life changes can be difficult whether it be relational, new experiences or added additions. “I am committed to those I see and willing to guide you along the way.” I have over 20 years of experience in the Mental Health Field. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have worked with a number of individuals who have dealt with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, and trauma. I offer a welcoming space for you to come and process what you feel the needed focus is. I also enjoy women’s issues, working with Responders, and have a love of helping you create the life and response that is healthy and unique to you.
Life changes can be difficult whether it be relational, new experiences or added additions. “I am committed to those I see and willing to guide you along the way.” I have over 20 years of experience in the Mental Health Field. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have worked with a number of individuals who have dealt with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, and trauma. I offer a welcoming space for you to come and process what you feel the needed focus is. I also enjoy women’s issues, working with Responders, and have a love of helping you create the life and response that is healthy and unique to you.
(501) 521-1346 View (501) 521-1346
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Tierney Linville
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenbrier, AR 72058
Tierney graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with her Masters in Mental Health Counseling. Tierney has been working in Mental Health in a variety of settings including private practice, inpatient/PHP/IOP, University Counseling Centers, and short-term virtual mental health programming. Tierney as a practitioner sees herself as passionate about the patient/therapist alliance. She feels this is one of the most important factors in patient progress and healing, “We are co-pilots on this journey, I am not working for you, I am working with you”.
Tierney graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with her Masters in Mental Health Counseling. Tierney has been working in Mental Health in a variety of settings including private practice, inpatient/PHP/IOP, University Counseling Centers, and short-term virtual mental health programming. Tierney as a practitioner sees herself as passionate about the patient/therapist alliance. She feels this is one of the most important factors in patient progress and healing, “We are co-pilots on this journey, I am not working for you, I am working with you”.
(501) 430-3113 View (501) 430-3113
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Paula M Mainard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenbrier, AR 72058  (Online Only)
I have over 20 years’ experience with adoptive families, children, and attachment. I am passionate about helping family, parents, and children navigate BIG changes in healthy ways. I understand first hand, being a parent of 6 beautiful adopted children myself, the challenges, emotions, fears, and successes that can come up along the way. I am skilled in attachment & view this as critical to understanding how people develop and navigate relationships. I consider myself an expert in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and can spot these symptoms and behaviors in both children and adults. Early intervention is KEY to successful outcomes.
I have over 20 years’ experience with adoptive families, children, and attachment. I am passionate about helping family, parents, and children navigate BIG changes in healthy ways. I understand first hand, being a parent of 6 beautiful adopted children myself, the challenges, emotions, fears, and successes that can come up along the way. I am skilled in attachment & view this as critical to understanding how people develop and navigate relationships. I consider myself an expert in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and can spot these symptoms and behaviors in both children and adults. Early intervention is KEY to successful outcomes.
(501) 550-9189 View (501) 550-9189
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Erin B Boydston
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenbrier, AR 72058
I truly love helping all age groups from 5 years old to the middle-aged adult female. I have experience with children, teens, families, and adults. I hold a specialization in play therapy and love to utilize it into sessions both with the littles and bigs. “Play is the window to the soul” and you are never too old to play. I also love working with young woman college age that are experiencing anxiety, depression, and transitional difficulties related to creating more of that independence and navigating social relationships.
I truly love helping all age groups from 5 years old to the middle-aged adult female. I have experience with children, teens, families, and adults. I hold a specialization in play therapy and love to utilize it into sessions both with the littles and bigs. “Play is the window to the soul” and you are never too old to play. I also love working with young woman college age that are experiencing anxiety, depression, and transitional difficulties related to creating more of that independence and navigating social relationships.
(501) 300-7593 View (501) 300-7593
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Matthew Spicer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Greenbrier, AR 72058
Are you experiencing any of the following: being overwhelmed, anxiety, depression, stress related issues, relationship problems, addictions, anger, work challenges, bipolar disorder, parent-child conflict, or spiritual issues? I will work collaboratively with you to meet your goals, create the changes you want and give you the tools to be empowered in your life. We discuss the patterns that keep you stuck, and how you can be different. Drawing from your successes and the strengths you possess, you learn your thought/emotional process. We explore your emotions, and how to change the negative critical thoughts and behaviors to become more useful and positive.
Are you experiencing any of the following: being overwhelmed, anxiety, depression, stress related issues, relationship problems, addictions, anger, work challenges, bipolar disorder, parent-child conflict, or spiritual issues? I will work collaboratively with you to meet your goals, create the changes you want and give you the tools to be empowered in your life. We discuss the patterns that keep you stuck, and how you can be different. Drawing from your successes and the strengths you possess, you learn your thought/emotional process. We explore your emotions, and how to change the negative critical thoughts and behaviors to become more useful and positive.
(501) 391-1004 View (501) 391-1004
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Therapy & Assessment Center
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Greenbrier, AR 72058
Therapy & Assessment Center (TAC) is a place for clients to find indiviudal purpose and family healing. We treat children (starting at 3 years-old). TAC offers a creative enviroment for children to address emotional and behavior issues through play therapy and behavior modification. TAC has an amazing sensory-based play therapy room that your children will love. TAC takes the time to teach parents creative parenting techniques to use at home. TAC also treats teens and adults of all ages.
Therapy & Assessment Center (TAC) is a place for clients to find indiviudal purpose and family healing. We treat children (starting at 3 years-old). TAC offers a creative enviroment for children to address emotional and behavior issues through play therapy and behavior modification. TAC has an amazing sensory-based play therapy room that your children will love. TAC takes the time to teach parents creative parenting techniques to use at home. TAC also treats teens and adults of all ages.
(501) 404-9372 View (501) 404-9372
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Heidi Thompson
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Greenbrier, AR 72058
Not accepting new clients
Life can hit hard. Stress and heartache can build over time or it can explode instantly into one big mess. Most of the time you can get through ok on your own but sometimes it's just too much to keep going solo. Worries, bad memories, feeling overwhelmed, kids/significant other driving you nuts, or wanting to just hide in bed can take over. Sometimes you need a friendly ear to help you figure out what happened and how to get out of the mess without feeling judged or looked down on. Someone who can help you feel like you again: happy, hopeful, confident, empowered!
Life can hit hard. Stress and heartache can build over time or it can explode instantly into one big mess. Most of the time you can get through ok on your own but sometimes it's just too much to keep going solo. Worries, bad memories, feeling overwhelmed, kids/significant other driving you nuts, or wanting to just hide in bed can take over. Sometimes you need a friendly ear to help you figure out what happened and how to get out of the mess without feeling judged or looked down on. Someone who can help you feel like you again: happy, hopeful, confident, empowered!
(501) 238-8519 View (501) 238-8519
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Conway Counseling & Wellness Center, PLLC
PhD
Verified Verified
Greenbrier, AR 72058
Conway Counseling & Wellness Center is a group private practice of practitioners with specialties in mental health and wellness including psychiatry. Our treatment is holistic and incorporates traditional counseling with wellness services such as art therapy, yoga therapy, hypnotherapy, mindfulness, and massage. A client with anxiety could benefit from individual counseling, family therapy, yoga, and massage. Another client working to minimize an addiction could receive individual and group counseling, yoga for 12 step recovery, and hypnotherapy. By offering a range of services we can customize treatment.
Conway Counseling & Wellness Center is a group private practice of practitioners with specialties in mental health and wellness including psychiatry. Our treatment is holistic and incorporates traditional counseling with wellness services such as art therapy, yoga therapy, hypnotherapy, mindfulness, and massage. A client with anxiety could benefit from individual counseling, family therapy, yoga, and massage. Another client working to minimize an addiction could receive individual and group counseling, yoga for 12 step recovery, and hypnotherapy. By offering a range of services we can customize treatment.
(501) 238-6523 View (501) 238-6523

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Greenbrier, AR

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Greenbrier, AR who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
80% Stress
76% Life Transitions
73% Coping Skills
73% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% BlueCross and BlueShield
81% Ambetter
75% QualChoice

How Therapists in Greenbrier, AR see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Greenbrier?

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.