Therapists in Phoenix, AZ

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Photo of Allison Johnson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Phoenix, AZ
Allison Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Are you missing a sense of connection and fulfillment in your relationships? Do you find it difficult to shut off the worry and stay in the present? Is the stress of being a high achiever putting a damper on your mood and personal life? Do you recognize past traumas lingering in your present? Your struggles are real and so is hope. Take heart in knowing that I have helped many before you to successfully resolve these issues and live a more meaningful life. A better future awaits you.
Are you missing a sense of connection and fulfillment in your relationships? Do you find it difficult to shut off the worry and stay in the present? Is the stress of being a high achiever putting a damper on your mood and personal life? Do you recognize past traumas lingering in your present? Your struggles are real and so is hope. Take heart in knowing that I have helped many before you to successfully resolve these issues and live a more meaningful life. A better future awaits you.
(480) 210-6981 View (480) 210-6981
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Johnna Harris
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, SEP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Trauma leaves us feeling constantly fearful or numb. The stress and tension in our bodies persist even when there is "nothing wrong." You may be exhausted from feeling this way but powerless to change because no one seems to understand, and nothing seems to work. Whether you have been to countless medical professionals, or this is your first-time considering therapy, you are ready for some relief. You are ready to let go of anxiety and depression dictating your choices. You are ready to wake up in the morning with a sense of hope rather than dread. Most of all, you are ready to get YOU back.
Trauma leaves us feeling constantly fearful or numb. The stress and tension in our bodies persist even when there is "nothing wrong." You may be exhausted from feeling this way but powerless to change because no one seems to understand, and nothing seems to work. Whether you have been to countless medical professionals, or this is your first-time considering therapy, you are ready for some relief. You are ready to let go of anxiety and depression dictating your choices. You are ready to wake up in the morning with a sense of hope rather than dread. Most of all, you are ready to get YOU back.
(602) 497-4573 View (602) 497-4573
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Jeremy Scataglini
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MAS, LAMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85013  (Online Only)
So much of the pain and stress many of us deal with daily stems from disconnection in relationships with our partner, family, or even the relationship to ourselves. I work with clients from all walks of life, with an emphasis on couples and individuals who are experiencing feelings of rejection, shame, and worthlessness in relationships. If you feel that being yourself is never good enough, if you are struggling to express your needs, beliefs, or feelings, or if there’s a relationship issue you can't seem to resolve, I want to work with you to achieve a lasting sense of relief.
So much of the pain and stress many of us deal with daily stems from disconnection in relationships with our partner, family, or even the relationship to ourselves. I work with clients from all walks of life, with an emphasis on couples and individuals who are experiencing feelings of rejection, shame, and worthlessness in relationships. If you feel that being yourself is never good enough, if you are struggling to express your needs, beliefs, or feelings, or if there’s a relationship issue you can't seem to resolve, I want to work with you to achieve a lasting sense of relief.
(480) 462-0904 View (480) 462-0904
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Stacey Keane
Counselor, MSc, LPC, SC-C, NCC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85029
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* I work with adolescents and adults who suffer from trauma or identity issues looking to eliminate suicidal thoughts and reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, and intrusive thoughts and/or hallucinations. I help clients understand their symptoms and learn methods of coping. I also encourage clients to create meaning for their experiences and grow as a result. I assist clients in assigning meaning to hallucinations and/or intrusive thoughts so that they can use appropriate methods to take back control, including use of client's spiritual beliefs and practices as well as CBT and DBT methods.
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* I work with adolescents and adults who suffer from trauma or identity issues looking to eliminate suicidal thoughts and reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, and intrusive thoughts and/or hallucinations. I help clients understand their symptoms and learn methods of coping. I also encourage clients to create meaning for their experiences and grow as a result. I assist clients in assigning meaning to hallucinations and/or intrusive thoughts so that they can use appropriate methods to take back control, including use of client's spiritual beliefs and practices as well as CBT and DBT methods.
(844) 996-0046 View (844) 996-0046
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Cassandra Van Voorhees
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85085
I work along-side individuals who are searching for increased inner-peace, acceptance and aliveness in who they are. Together, we will identify past traumas, current stressors, and future fears that are holding you back from living your life to the fullest. I specialize in trauma, CPTSD, PTSD, dissociative disorders, depression and anxiety as well as people who are navigating finding their higher purpose. I consider it an honor to hold space for meaningful change and healing and I would love to support you in your healing process.
I work along-side individuals who are searching for increased inner-peace, acceptance and aliveness in who they are. Together, we will identify past traumas, current stressors, and future fears that are holding you back from living your life to the fullest. I specialize in trauma, CPTSD, PTSD, dissociative disorders, depression and anxiety as well as people who are navigating finding their higher purpose. I consider it an honor to hold space for meaningful change and healing and I would love to support you in your healing process.
(520) 346-7159 View (520) 346-7159
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Judith Ann Levin
MS, APRN, RNP, CNS
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Judith Levin is dedicated to the experience of healing as reflected in her 32 years as a Constructionist Therapist and Nurse Practitioner. She works collaboratively with clients to create a safe and trusted space that will assist clients to address their concerns, challenges, and reasons for seeking therapy. Judith accentuates on restoring resilience, helping clients to create new meanings, generate new possibilities and achieve more fulfilling levels of satisfaction and wellness. Judith completed a 2 year post-graduate program at the Postgraduate Institute for Family Therapy. She is also certified in MBSR and EMDR therapies.
Judith Levin is dedicated to the experience of healing as reflected in her 32 years as a Constructionist Therapist and Nurse Practitioner. She works collaboratively with clients to create a safe and trusted space that will assist clients to address their concerns, challenges, and reasons for seeking therapy. Judith accentuates on restoring resilience, helping clients to create new meanings, generate new possibilities and achieve more fulfilling levels of satisfaction and wellness. Judith completed a 2 year post-graduate program at the Postgraduate Institute for Family Therapy. She is also certified in MBSR and EMDR therapies.
(602) 932-8104 View (602) 932-8104
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Untethered Wellness
MSN , APRN, FNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85044
I am a nurse practitioner with dual certifications in Family Medicine and Psychiatry. With over 30 years in health care, I bring a unique set of work experiences that have fostered my passion for helping those most in need. My path in nursing has not been a linear one. Every experience that put me on this path has shaped my passion and dedication to promoting, enhancing, and restoring balance and health to mind, body, and soul. I take a personalized and evidence-based integrative approach, utilizing conventional and alternative therapies to individualize care. Together, we will uncover the root causes of disease and restore healthy function through a personalized patient experience.
I am a nurse practitioner with dual certifications in Family Medicine and Psychiatry. With over 30 years in health care, I bring a unique set of work experiences that have fostered my passion for helping those most in need. My path in nursing has not been a linear one. Every experience that put me on this path has shaped my passion and dedication to promoting, enhancing, and restoring balance and health to mind, body, and soul. I take a personalized and evidence-based integrative approach, utilizing conventional and alternative therapies to individualize care. Together, we will uncover the root causes of disease and restore healthy function through a personalized patient experience.
(928) 770-6604 View (928) 770-6604
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Marina Doering
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, ATR-BC, CCTS-I
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Ready to redefine, reintegrate, and rebalance your being? As a licensed professional counselor and a board-certified art therapist, I draw from my deep, yet eclectic, training to tailor my support for you and your therapy journey. I enjoy supporting individuals who are looking to ground themselves and re-establish control over their anxiety, those seeking to rewrite their ADHD or other neurodivergent diagnoses by building greater awareness of the mind-body connection, and parents looking to grow their parenthood confidence or feeling stuck with their child's challenging behavior patterns.
Ready to redefine, reintegrate, and rebalance your being? As a licensed professional counselor and a board-certified art therapist, I draw from my deep, yet eclectic, training to tailor my support for you and your therapy journey. I enjoy supporting individuals who are looking to ground themselves and re-establish control over their anxiety, those seeking to rewrite their ADHD or other neurodivergent diagnoses by building greater awareness of the mind-body connection, and parents looking to grow their parenthood confidence or feeling stuck with their child's challenging behavior patterns.
(602) 714-7883 View (602) 714-7883
Photo of Jody Light Cecil, Licensed Professional Counselor in Phoenix, AZ
Jody Light Cecil
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85027  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, my desire is to partner with clients to help them find hope and healing. Using evidenced-based treatments, I strive to be a light in the lives of my clients and provide them with insights and tools that will help them to accomplish their goals. While the specific therapeutic approaches are important, the unique relationship between client and counselor is a major factor in the healing process. It is important to counsel the whole person: mind, body, and spirit.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, my desire is to partner with clients to help them find hope and healing. Using evidenced-based treatments, I strive to be a light in the lives of my clients and provide them with insights and tools that will help them to accomplish their goals. While the specific therapeutic approaches are important, the unique relationship between client and counselor is a major factor in the healing process. It is important to counsel the whole person: mind, body, and spirit.
(602) 483-4129 View (602) 483-4129
Photo of Nicole Crist, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Phoenix, AZ
Nicole Crist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85013
I'm passionate about helping individuals to discover their authentic selves and align with their core values. If you're grappling with emotional uncertainty or finding it difficult to connect with your feelings, therapy offers a transformative path forward. Through our collaborative efforts, we can reignite your sense of self and purpose, restoring joy to your life. By prioritizing self-care and allowing yourself the time to heal, the potential for growth is boundless. I'm here to provide support and accountability as you pursue your goals.
I'm passionate about helping individuals to discover their authentic selves and align with their core values. If you're grappling with emotional uncertainty or finding it difficult to connect with your feelings, therapy offers a transformative path forward. Through our collaborative efforts, we can reignite your sense of self and purpose, restoring joy to your life. By prioritizing self-care and allowing yourself the time to heal, the potential for growth is boundless. I'm here to provide support and accountability as you pursue your goals.
(602) 932-2762 View (602) 932-2762
Photo of Dr. Amy Hsiung, Psychologist in Phoenix, AZ
Dr. Amy Hsiung
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Not accepting new clients
Therapy for Couples/Marriage, Relationships, & High Achievers - You’ve achieved a lot, and parts of life are awesome. Yet, with all you’re juggling, you often don’t take space for yourself or your most important relationships. With so many people depending on you, sometimes slowing down doesn’t feel like an option. You sometimes even feel guilty for being stressed because some people have things a lot worse. You are used to being a high-achiever (even if you don't say it). You probably don't need a diagnosis and could get by without therapy. But your stress matters, and you deserve support.
Therapy for Couples/Marriage, Relationships, & High Achievers - You’ve achieved a lot, and parts of life are awesome. Yet, with all you’re juggling, you often don’t take space for yourself or your most important relationships. With so many people depending on you, sometimes slowing down doesn’t feel like an option. You sometimes even feel guilty for being stressed because some people have things a lot worse. You are used to being a high-achiever (even if you don't say it). You probably don't need a diagnosis and could get by without therapy. But your stress matters, and you deserve support.
(480) 701-0540 View (480) 701-0540
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Jack Dawson
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85028
If you're reading this, you're probably someone who's looking for a little extra support for yourself or your child. You're in the right place! Maybe you're dealing with stress, anxiety, or seeing some mood shifts. Perhaps you're struggling with anger, low self-esteem, or relationship issues. Whatever it is, I get it. Life throws us all sorts of curveballs, and sometimes we just need someone to help us navigate through them. You want to feel better, find some clarity and peace of mind, and ultimately, live a happier, more fulfilling life. And that's exactly what we're here to work towards together.
If you're reading this, you're probably someone who's looking for a little extra support for yourself or your child. You're in the right place! Maybe you're dealing with stress, anxiety, or seeing some mood shifts. Perhaps you're struggling with anger, low self-esteem, or relationship issues. Whatever it is, I get it. Life throws us all sorts of curveballs, and sometimes we just need someone to help us navigate through them. You want to feel better, find some clarity and peace of mind, and ultimately, live a happier, more fulfilling life. And that's exactly what we're here to work towards together.
(623) 343-3909 View (623) 343-3909
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Susan Olvera
Counselor, MS, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85085  (Online Only)
I am a licensed associate counselor with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Grand Canyon University. I specialize in treating issues related to trauma and abuse, substance abuse, depression and anxiety. My focus is working with individuals and meeting them at their level of readiness for change and toward goal identification and providing the necessary tools to assist them in identifying & achieving skills to live a productive life. Also, my approach is more structured with evidence-based approaches.
I am a licensed associate counselor with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Grand Canyon University. I specialize in treating issues related to trauma and abuse, substance abuse, depression and anxiety. My focus is working with individuals and meeting them at their level of readiness for change and toward goal identification and providing the necessary tools to assist them in identifying & achieving skills to live a productive life. Also, my approach is more structured with evidence-based approaches.
(623) 244-5958 View (623) 244-5958
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Eddie Soto
LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85013  (Online Only)
I love to work with individuals who are willing to grow and be open to the idea of adaptability and change. I would love for them to want to learn more about who they are as a person, and understand why they may do certain things. Through that insight, I hope for them to use what is learned in order to better improve their overall well-being. Maintaining a willingness to learn will always be beneficial for an individual and their journey.
I love to work with individuals who are willing to grow and be open to the idea of adaptability and change. I would love for them to want to learn more about who they are as a person, and understand why they may do certain things. Through that insight, I hope for them to use what is learned in order to better improve their overall well-being. Maintaining a willingness to learn will always be beneficial for an individual and their journey.
(602) 282-8850 View (602) 282-8850
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Vesna M Matic
MA, LMLP
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Are you frequently feeling happiness is just out of reach? Are you feeling overwhelmed and/or stressed-out with the challenges of today? If your quality of life isn't what you would like it to be, an integrated approach to therapy may be your best option. By applying complementary therapeutic approaches in a non-judgmental environment, we can work together to improve your coping skills, confidence, and self-esteem. I help to empower you through personal development tools and spiritual practices to support overall well-being.
Are you frequently feeling happiness is just out of reach? Are you feeling overwhelmed and/or stressed-out with the challenges of today? If your quality of life isn't what you would like it to be, an integrated approach to therapy may be your best option. By applying complementary therapeutic approaches in a non-judgmental environment, we can work together to improve your coping skills, confidence, and self-esteem. I help to empower you through personal development tools and spiritual practices to support overall well-being.
(928) 228-4063 View (928) 228-4063
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Dr. Shannon Leah Hendrickson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Telehealth Only; Do you struggle with imposter syndrome? Do you often find yourself comparing yourself to others around you? Do you worry that your thoughts or experiences are "abnormal" or shameful? So many of my clients come to therapy with these same fears and insecurities. I am no stranger to these very emotions myself! While I know it may seem easier to bottle these feelings up, tuck them away, and pretend they're not there, I also know that you can learn to release them, and I am honored to help. I believe that therapy is a safe space for individuals to explore their true authentic selves without fear of judgment or reprisal.
Telehealth Only; Do you struggle with imposter syndrome? Do you often find yourself comparing yourself to others around you? Do you worry that your thoughts or experiences are "abnormal" or shameful? So many of my clients come to therapy with these same fears and insecurities. I am no stranger to these very emotions myself! While I know it may seem easier to bottle these feelings up, tuck them away, and pretend they're not there, I also know that you can learn to release them, and I am honored to help. I believe that therapy is a safe space for individuals to explore their true authentic selves without fear of judgment or reprisal.
(480) 300-4918 View (480) 300-4918
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Dr. Andi Fetzner
Counselor, PsyD
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85016  (Online Only)
If you are tired of carrying around old stuff and are feeling stuck or lost on this journey of life, you are not alone. Whether you're anxious, depressed, frozen, or something else, you might be stuck in an old habit or pattern that is no longer serving you. You are looking for support to feel better and you have found it. There is hope!
If you are tired of carrying around old stuff and are feeling stuck or lost on this journey of life, you are not alone. Whether you're anxious, depressed, frozen, or something else, you might be stuck in an old habit or pattern that is no longer serving you. You are looking for support to feel better and you have found it. There is hope!
(623) 257-5907 View (623) 257-5907
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Carrie Christiansen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85004  (Online Only)
People often say they find it easy to connect with me and I believe that comes from my ability to truly empathize with others. I’ve had some significant struggles in life and I’ve worked through many challenges, so I understand adversity. Receiving my own therapy throughout the years has given me the support and help I needed to move forward and grow. I strive to provide the same compassionate support to my clients in therapy. I am committed to helping you along your journey by providing regular support, feedback, and practical tools as well.
People often say they find it easy to connect with me and I believe that comes from my ability to truly empathize with others. I’ve had some significant struggles in life and I’ve worked through many challenges, so I understand adversity. Receiving my own therapy throughout the years has given me the support and help I needed to move forward and grow. I strive to provide the same compassionate support to my clients in therapy. I am committed to helping you along your journey by providing regular support, feedback, and practical tools as well.
(480) 339-0480 View (480) 339-0480
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Dr. Brandi Luedtke
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85028  (Online Only)
I believe everyone can benefit from talking with someone who understands what they are going through when life gets challenging. One that deeply values being present and empathic, yet also offers practical tools known to help empower you to take back your life. I’ve spent over a decade working with individuals that have struggled with depression, anxiety, stress, and trauma, implementing best practices such as Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.
I believe everyone can benefit from talking with someone who understands what they are going through when life gets challenging. One that deeply values being present and empathic, yet also offers practical tools known to help empower you to take back your life. I’ve spent over a decade working with individuals that have struggled with depression, anxiety, stress, and trauma, implementing best practices such as Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.
(602) 691-5290 View (602) 691-5290
Photo of Tara Nicole Kiener, Licensed Professional Counselor in Phoenix, AZ
Tara Nicole Kiener
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LBA
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85029
Waitlist for new clients
We are all in this together and I would love to offer support and hope on your journey! I have a desire to help fellow neurodivergent people to feel heard, understood, and accepted. I will listen to, acknowledge, and strive to understand your fears, your inner struggles, and the dilemmas you are faced with. I will be there to help you determine what is preventing you from living your best life. Your story matters.
We are all in this together and I would love to offer support and hope on your journey! I have a desire to help fellow neurodivergent people to feel heard, understood, and accepted. I will listen to, acknowledge, and strive to understand your fears, your inner struggles, and the dilemmas you are faced with. I will be there to help you determine what is preventing you from living your best life. Your story matters.
(480) 418-4905 View (480) 418-4905

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Phoenix, AZ

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Phoenix, AZ who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
84% Depression
76% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
67% BlueCross and BlueShield
66% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Phoenix, AZ see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Phoenix?

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.