Therapists in Peoria, AZ

Photo of Shirli Regev, Pastoral Counselor in Peoria, AZ
Shirli Regev
Pastoral Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Peoria, AZ 85382
DR. Shirli works with women through practical intervention therapy, who feel stuck / despaired / confused or broken a, not knowing their next step. Working on 4 areas of life we will find balance and empowerment. It is not until your circumstances or inner emotional nature dictates "You can't do this anymore. You have to change if you want to survive" that you will start to make the necessary changes to transform your mind, habits, and soul. We are going to learn together how to be empowered to be able to fit to fight your life with grace, harmony, and peace of mind, to know how to be able to navigate our own ship to quiet waters.
DR. Shirli works with women through practical intervention therapy, who feel stuck / despaired / confused or broken a, not knowing their next step. Working on 4 areas of life we will find balance and empowerment. It is not until your circumstances or inner emotional nature dictates "You can't do this anymore. You have to change if you want to survive" that you will start to make the necessary changes to transform your mind, habits, and soul. We are going to learn together how to be empowered to be able to fit to fight your life with grace, harmony, and peace of mind, to know how to be able to navigate our own ship to quiet waters.
(928) 223-5744 View (928) 223-5744
Photo of Erasmo Rodriguez, Licensed Professional Counselor in Peoria, AZ
Erasmo Rodriguez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Peoria, AZ 85381
Accepting New Clients: I hold a Master of Counseling Degree from Arizona State University and I’m Independently licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have experience working with a wide range of clinical diagnose across a variety of settings to include Public Mental Health Centers, Medical Assisted Treatment for Substance use and Private Practice. Actualmente hay disponiblidad para clientes nuevos. Estoy disponible para ayudar a poder superar obstaculos, cumplir con su metas al trabajar junto con usted y utilizar intervenciones clinicas.
Accepting New Clients: I hold a Master of Counseling Degree from Arizona State University and I’m Independently licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have experience working with a wide range of clinical diagnose across a variety of settings to include Public Mental Health Centers, Medical Assisted Treatment for Substance use and Private Practice. Actualmente hay disponiblidad para clientes nuevos. Estoy disponible para ayudar a poder superar obstaculos, cumplir con su metas al trabajar junto con usted y utilizar intervenciones clinicas.
(623) 500-6611 View (623) 500-6611
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Kennadie Kuhns-Uhl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peoria, AZ 85345  (Online Only)
As a telehealth therapist, I utilize mindfulness, strength-based, and trauma-informed approaches to treat individuals across the life span navigating depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, and overall life transitions. I strive to provide a peaceful, comforting, and safe environment to recognize strengths and to overcome barriers that interfere with one's well being through the use of empathy and unconditional positive regard.
As a telehealth therapist, I utilize mindfulness, strength-based, and trauma-informed approaches to treat individuals across the life span navigating depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, and overall life transitions. I strive to provide a peaceful, comforting, and safe environment to recognize strengths and to overcome barriers that interfere with one's well being through the use of empathy and unconditional positive regard.
(602) 584-8648 View (602) 584-8648
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Dr. Brad A. MacNeil
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Peoria, AZ 85383  (Online Only)
Accepting new patients Spring/Summer 2024. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with content expertise in mood and anxiety disorders, OCD, eating disorders, and PTSD. At my private telepsychology practice I provide evidence-based assessment and psychological treatment services. I hold formal certifications in cognitive and behavioral approaches to psychotherapy (Diplomate - Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy), healthcare leadership, and telepsychology.
Accepting new patients Spring/Summer 2024. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with content expertise in mood and anxiety disorders, OCD, eating disorders, and PTSD. At my private telepsychology practice I provide evidence-based assessment and psychological treatment services. I hold formal certifications in cognitive and behavioral approaches to psychotherapy (Diplomate - Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy), healthcare leadership, and telepsychology.
(928) 852-7885 View (928) 852-7885
Adra Helmich
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Peoria, AZ 85382  (Online Only)
Board approved clinical supervisor for associate level clinicians. I am a certified EMDR therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor. We work together to provide an individualized experience towards your health and wellbeing. When anxiety, depression, stress become too much, we will use your strengths and resources and evidence-based interventions such as EMDR, CBT and motivational interviewing.
Board approved clinical supervisor for associate level clinicians. I am a certified EMDR therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor. We work together to provide an individualized experience towards your health and wellbeing. When anxiety, depression, stress become too much, we will use your strengths and resources and evidence-based interventions such as EMDR, CBT and motivational interviewing.
(623) 244-7902 View (623) 244-7902
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Marisol Molina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Peoria, AZ 85345  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Marisol and I’m a bilingual (Spanish), therapist with 10 years in direct practice and 19 years in the social service industry. My specialties are in trauma and relationships, and I am experienced in working with various populations in a variety of issues. Therapy is not a “one-size fits all” venture but one that requires an understanding of the person as a whole and then the ability to pull from a variety of modalities to help guide the person in their journey.
Hi, my name is Marisol and I’m a bilingual (Spanish), therapist with 10 years in direct practice and 19 years in the social service industry. My specialties are in trauma and relationships, and I am experienced in working with various populations in a variety of issues. Therapy is not a “one-size fits all” venture but one that requires an understanding of the person as a whole and then the ability to pull from a variety of modalities to help guide the person in their journey.
(623) 343-8359 View (623) 343-8359
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Shelby Rosemond-Gray
Counselor, MS, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peoria, AZ 85382
Hey there! I understand that seeking therapy can be challenging. But, I want to assure you that I am here to support you! As your therapist, I am committed to offering a safe and compassionate space for you to share your thoughts and feelings. I'm here to listen without judgment. Therapy can help you to: feel stronger in the face of challenges, change behaviors that hold you back, look at ways of thinking that affect how you feel, heal pains from the past, build relationship skills, figure out your goals, strengthen your self-confidence, cope with symptoms & handle strong emotions like fear, grief or anger.
Hey there! I understand that seeking therapy can be challenging. But, I want to assure you that I am here to support you! As your therapist, I am committed to offering a safe and compassionate space for you to share your thoughts and feelings. I'm here to listen without judgment. Therapy can help you to: feel stronger in the face of challenges, change behaviors that hold you back, look at ways of thinking that affect how you feel, heal pains from the past, build relationship skills, figure out your goals, strengthen your self-confidence, cope with symptoms & handle strong emotions like fear, grief or anger.
(623) 288-5562 View (623) 288-5562
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Alliance Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, LMHC, NBCC
Verified Verified
Peoria, AZ 85383
I invite you to interview me at No Charge by phone. As a WA licensed mental health counselor/AZ licensed professional counselor (master's degree in counseling) I respect clients regardless of their life challenges and recognize them as the one in charge of the counseling. All individuals will have emotional issues at one time or another. I believe those who seek counseling exemplify traits of personal courage & strength. I employ a variety of therapeutic techniques from the cognitive-behavioral & psychoanalytic approaches & address codependency & addiction.
I invite you to interview me at No Charge by phone. As a WA licensed mental health counselor/AZ licensed professional counselor (master's degree in counseling) I respect clients regardless of their life challenges and recognize them as the one in charge of the counseling. All individuals will have emotional issues at one time or another. I believe those who seek counseling exemplify traits of personal courage & strength. I employ a variety of therapeutic techniques from the cognitive-behavioral & psychoanalytic approaches & address codependency & addiction.
(928) 323-0937 View (928) 323-0937
Photo of Christina Katen, Psychologist in Peoria, AZ
Christina Katen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Peoria, AZ 85383
As a Clinical Child Psychologist, I have worked with children Birth to 25 years of age for over 19 years. In treatment I focus on the use of Play Therapy, CBT, and Solution-Focused Therapy. My specialties including working with clients who experience Reactive Attachment Disorder, ASD, Developmental Delays, Mood Disorders including Bipolar Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Trauma, and ADHD. I work with children and adolescents individually as well as within their family system to help increase their functionality across daily settings. Length of Treatment is based on child and family's needs and client's developmental level.
As a Clinical Child Psychologist, I have worked with children Birth to 25 years of age for over 19 years. In treatment I focus on the use of Play Therapy, CBT, and Solution-Focused Therapy. My specialties including working with clients who experience Reactive Attachment Disorder, ASD, Developmental Delays, Mood Disorders including Bipolar Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Trauma, and ADHD. I work with children and adolescents individually as well as within their family system to help increase their functionality across daily settings. Length of Treatment is based on child and family's needs and client's developmental level.
(623) 335-0202 View (623) 335-0202
Photo of Stanley James Savoia, Licensed Professional Counselor in Peoria, AZ
Stanley James Savoia
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peoria, AZ 85382  (Online Only)
Stan brings with him an impressive background with over 30 years of experience in the mental health and substance abuse field. He embodies a deep commitment to serving individuals with substance abuse issues and behavioral health needs. Stan is particularly motivated and experienced to make a significant impact in the treatment of substance abuse disorders and behavioral health concerns. Stan's mission is to empower his client's by utilizing their strengths and providing them with healthy coping skills in order for them to live a happier and productive life.
Stan brings with him an impressive background with over 30 years of experience in the mental health and substance abuse field. He embodies a deep commitment to serving individuals with substance abuse issues and behavioral health needs. Stan is particularly motivated and experienced to make a significant impact in the treatment of substance abuse disorders and behavioral health concerns. Stan's mission is to empower his client's by utilizing their strengths and providing them with healthy coping skills in order for them to live a happier and productive life.
(928) 706-1306 View (928) 706-1306
Photo of Sanity Center, Licensed Professional Counselor in Peoria, AZ
Sanity Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Peoria, AZ 85345
Looking for a therapist can suck! Where do you look? Will they 'get' me? You may feel like your stuff is too big or too small or you may have even had a bad experience in the past. We are all about helping clients to learn more about themselves in an effort to manage emotions, address patterns, and navigate life's challenges in ways that are personal and are not going to come in a blue print out of a heavy book. Our practice ensures that you are comfortable and able to develop trust and openness in sessions by creating an environment that feels very "down-to-earth" and human. If this is your vibe, check us out! sanitycenter.org
Looking for a therapist can suck! Where do you look? Will they 'get' me? You may feel like your stuff is too big or too small or you may have even had a bad experience in the past. We are all about helping clients to learn more about themselves in an effort to manage emotions, address patterns, and navigate life's challenges in ways that are personal and are not going to come in a blue print out of a heavy book. Our practice ensures that you are comfortable and able to develop trust and openness in sessions by creating an environment that feels very "down-to-earth" and human. If this is your vibe, check us out! sanitycenter.org
(623) 323-3921 View (623) 323-3921
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Matt Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Peoria, AZ 85382  (Online Only)
I help motivated people get "unstuck." Life is too short to spend time heading in the wrong direction whether it be in business, relationships, or general direction. We all have indicators in our lives that drive our actions. Unfortunately those indicator do not always represent our true desires or needs and we end up drifting from our original intention. I help my clients identify those indicators and make changes accordingly. Freeing up our blocks, allows in the life that we truly intend.
I help motivated people get "unstuck." Life is too short to spend time heading in the wrong direction whether it be in business, relationships, or general direction. We all have indicators in our lives that drive our actions. Unfortunately those indicator do not always represent our true desires or needs and we end up drifting from our original intention. I help my clients identify those indicators and make changes accordingly. Freeing up our blocks, allows in the life that we truly intend.
(623) 469-6217 View (623) 469-6217
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Patricia Smith
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peoria, AZ 85381
Hello my name is Patty Smith and I'm a Licensed Associate Counselor with a Master's Degree in Counseling. I have 6+ years' experience in the counseling field. I have been blessed to work with a diverse population from infants to the elderly, which includes helping individuals, teens, couples, veterans, and group work. My passion is working with children. I am skilled in working with domestic violence, substance abuse, suicide prevention, crisis work, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, marital, and family issues.
Hello my name is Patty Smith and I'm a Licensed Associate Counselor with a Master's Degree in Counseling. I have 6+ years' experience in the counseling field. I have been blessed to work with a diverse population from infants to the elderly, which includes helping individuals, teens, couples, veterans, and group work. My passion is working with children. I am skilled in working with domestic violence, substance abuse, suicide prevention, crisis work, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, marital, and family issues.
(623) 471-1269 View (623) 471-1269
Photo of Briah Tarapacki, Counselor in Peoria, AZ
Briah Tarapacki
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peoria, AZ 85382
My Practice is Accepting New Patients- Telehealth and In Person! Briah Tarapacki is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Arizona board registered Clinical Supervisor, and Clinical Director of The Healing Peace Counseling (www.healingpeacecounseling.com). She has 6+ years experience in crisis and general mental health services. Briah specializes in working with teens and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, interpersonal relationship concerns, domestic violence, eating disorders, self-esteem, and body image concerns.
My Practice is Accepting New Patients- Telehealth and In Person! Briah Tarapacki is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Arizona board registered Clinical Supervisor, and Clinical Director of The Healing Peace Counseling (www.healingpeacecounseling.com). She has 6+ years experience in crisis and general mental health services. Briah specializes in working with teens and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, interpersonal relationship concerns, domestic violence, eating disorders, self-esteem, and body image concerns.
(602) 755-2378 View (602) 755-2378
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Dominiquea Castronovo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Peoria, AZ 85345  (Online Only)
Welcome! I’m thrilled you’re considering therapy, and I’m honored to be part of your journey towards personal growth and healing. As your therapist, my mission is to create a safe and supportive space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgment. Think of therapy with me as a cozy chat with a trusted friend, but with the added benefit of professional guidance and support. Together, we’ll embark on a journey of self-discovery, empowerment, and transformation. Whether you’re navigating life transitions, struggling with anxiety or depression, or simply seeking personal development, I’m here to help!
Welcome! I’m thrilled you’re considering therapy, and I’m honored to be part of your journey towards personal growth and healing. As your therapist, my mission is to create a safe and supportive space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgment. Think of therapy with me as a cozy chat with a trusted friend, but with the added benefit of professional guidance and support. Together, we’ll embark on a journey of self-discovery, empowerment, and transformation. Whether you’re navigating life transitions, struggling with anxiety or depression, or simply seeking personal development, I’m here to help!
(480) 771-2893 View (480) 771-2893
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Prism Counseling & Coaching
Pastoral Counselor, MDiv, BCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Peoria, AZ 85345
We provide spiritually-integrated counseling for teens, adults, couples, and families. Our counselors have highly specialized training around integrating your faith and spirituality into the counseling process. Whether you are a regular churchgoer, a seeker, or even spiritual-but-not-religious, it is our goal to provide a safe, sacred place for you to work through whatever emotional and relational issues you may be facing — all while helping you deepen your spiritual life in the process.
We provide spiritually-integrated counseling for teens, adults, couples, and families. Our counselors have highly specialized training around integrating your faith and spirituality into the counseling process. Whether you are a regular churchgoer, a seeker, or even spiritual-but-not-religious, it is our goal to provide a safe, sacred place for you to work through whatever emotional and relational issues you may be facing — all while helping you deepen your spiritual life in the process.
(480) 525-7284 View (480) 525-7284
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Andee Livas
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, LAMFT, CFLE
Verified Verified
Peoria, AZ 85381
My name is Andee Livas, and I am committed to helping individuals and families thrive in their relationships and overcome life’s challenges. I specifically focus on addressing marital, child behavioral, and parenting concerns. I received training in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Play Therapy, and I use my expertise in human development and attachment theory to help clients achieve their goals and create lasting change. I offer a unique perspective as a certified family life educator (CFLE) and as a professor in family studies and child development undergraduate programs. I want to come alongside you in whatever challenge you face.
My name is Andee Livas, and I am committed to helping individuals and families thrive in their relationships and overcome life’s challenges. I specifically focus on addressing marital, child behavioral, and parenting concerns. I received training in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Play Therapy, and I use my expertise in human development and attachment theory to help clients achieve their goals and create lasting change. I offer a unique perspective as a certified family life educator (CFLE) and as a professor in family studies and child development undergraduate programs. I want to come alongside you in whatever challenge you face.
(623) 292-6354 View (623) 292-6354
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Amber C Bersi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peoria, AZ 85383
I have been in the psychology field for over 15 years now. I love what I do and helping every client become successful. The relationship between the client(s) and myself is important in achieving the goals we set together. How our past experiences have influenced our current lives is a key issue. I feel that support systems in our daily lives are important to examine. The issues of separation, loss, freedom, dependence and independence are crucial to examine as one leaves home and parental influences. I work with individuals, couples, teens and families.
I have been in the psychology field for over 15 years now. I love what I do and helping every client become successful. The relationship between the client(s) and myself is important in achieving the goals we set together. How our past experiences have influenced our current lives is a key issue. I feel that support systems in our daily lives are important to examine. The issues of separation, loss, freedom, dependence and independence are crucial to examine as one leaves home and parental influences. I work with individuals, couples, teens and families.
(480) 907-3673 View (480) 907-3673
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Alliance Counseling, LLC
Counselor, EdD, MEd, LPC, LMHC, NBCC
Verified Verified
Peoria, AZ 85383
I invite you to interview me at No Charge by phone. As a WA licensed mental health counselor/AZ licensed professional counselor (master's degree in counseling) I respect clients regardless of their life challenges and recognize them as the one in charge of the counseling. All individuals will have emotional issues at one time or another. I believe those who seek counseling exemplify traits of personal courage & strength. I employ a variety of therapeutic techniques from the cognitive-behavioral & psychoanalytic approaches & address codependency & addiction.
I invite you to interview me at No Charge by phone. As a WA licensed mental health counselor/AZ licensed professional counselor (master's degree in counseling) I respect clients regardless of their life challenges and recognize them as the one in charge of the counseling. All individuals will have emotional issues at one time or another. I believe those who seek counseling exemplify traits of personal courage & strength. I employ a variety of therapeutic techniques from the cognitive-behavioral & psychoanalytic approaches & address codependency & addiction.
(360) 215-5143 View (360) 215-5143
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A Positive Focus Counseling, LLC
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Peoria, AZ 85345  (Online Only)
Life can be filled with frustrations, pain, and trials beyond our expectations. These can impair our ability to live positive and productive lives, or have positive successful relationships. It is my goal to assist those dealing with such issues to work through them, move beyond, and find a happier and more comfortable place to begin to put their lives on the path they most desire. To enable them to find comfort and control in a world that may cause them to feel like they are being tossed around at the whim of the next wind or next wave.
Life can be filled with frustrations, pain, and trials beyond our expectations. These can impair our ability to live positive and productive lives, or have positive successful relationships. It is my goal to assist those dealing with such issues to work through them, move beyond, and find a happier and more comfortable place to begin to put their lives on the path they most desire. To enable them to find comfort and control in a world that may cause them to feel like they are being tossed around at the whim of the next wind or next wave.
(253) 561-3531 View (253) 561-3531

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Peoria, AZ

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Peoria, AZ who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
80% Trauma and PTSD
78% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
72% Coping Skills
69% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% Aetna
74% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Peoria, AZ see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Peoria?

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.