Therapists in Phoenix, AZ

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Photo of Ann M Forrester, Counselor in Phoenix, AZ
Ann M Forrester
Counselor, MA, LPC
Phoenix, AZ 85032
I have had many clients with issues pertaining to quality of life: Relationships, codependency, ADHD, parenting, anxiety and depression.
I have had many clients with issues pertaining to quality of life: Relationships, codependency, ADHD, parenting, anxiety and depression.
(602) 910-2499 View (602) 910-2499
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Joanna Marie Doane Ottavio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85048  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As many people have limited time to address their emotional well-being, my services are offered exclusively online. Due to a myriad of life circumstances, too many people also live with profound isolation. Do you find yourself thinking... “People don’t understand me,” “I don’t belong,” or “I’m not good enough.”? Do you feel closed off, excluded, or alone? Prior to seeking help many of my clients have ended up struggling at work, at home, in their relationships, or in all of the above. It is not uncommon for them to initially feel overwhelmed and uncertain about where to begin in order to address their difficulties.
As many people have limited time to address their emotional well-being, my services are offered exclusively online. Due to a myriad of life circumstances, too many people also live with profound isolation. Do you find yourself thinking... “People don’t understand me,” “I don’t belong,” or “I’m not good enough.”? Do you feel closed off, excluded, or alone? Prior to seeking help many of my clients have ended up struggling at work, at home, in their relationships, or in all of the above. It is not uncommon for them to initially feel overwhelmed and uncertain about where to begin in order to address their difficulties.
(602) 560-8002 View (602) 560-8002
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Kayla Byrd
Counselor, LAC, CTP
Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Life can feel easier when you can feel confident about the tools you're using to build fulfillment. Drawing from multiple approaches including Mindfulness, CBT, and strength-based counseling, I work with those experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, career development, and more. Cultural influences are strongly considered when exploring your life factors to help us understand together the more realistic possibilities for change, growth, or development.
Life can feel easier when you can feel confident about the tools you're using to build fulfillment. Drawing from multiple approaches including Mindfulness, CBT, and strength-based counseling, I work with those experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, career development, and more. Cultural influences are strongly considered when exploring your life factors to help us understand together the more realistic possibilities for change, growth, or development.
(602) 698-9176 View (602) 698-9176
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Ryan Barclay
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a neurodivergent-affirming therapist who works with people who are ready to dive deep into their lives to understand their story and choose what they do next. I specialize in trauma-sensitive depth work with those who are counter cultural, gender nonconforming or trans, as well as poly and non-monogamous. To support those transitioning, I do offer reduced cost gender confirmation letters in a trans-affirming informed consent approach. I do not require ongoing therapy for those wanting only the letter.
I am a neurodivergent-affirming therapist who works with people who are ready to dive deep into their lives to understand their story and choose what they do next. I specialize in trauma-sensitive depth work with those who are counter cultural, gender nonconforming or trans, as well as poly and non-monogamous. To support those transitioning, I do offer reduced cost gender confirmation letters in a trans-affirming informed consent approach. I do not require ongoing therapy for those wanting only the letter.
(602) 962-9176 View (602) 962-9176
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Jill Vermeire
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Sex Addiction, Love Addiction, Partner Betrayal, Trauma & Sex Therapy...these are my specialties and some of my favorite issues to work with. If you feel stuck, confused, or hurt you don't have to keep suffering. My job is to support you and help you understand yourself so you can make the changes you need to have the life you want. I can help you heal from shame, pain, or guilt of addiction, trauma, or betrayal. You will learn what you value, what you want, & together we will find clarity in your relationships from the past to the present so you can be hopeful about your future. I want you to feel empowered and confident...truly.
Sex Addiction, Love Addiction, Partner Betrayal, Trauma & Sex Therapy...these are my specialties and some of my favorite issues to work with. If you feel stuck, confused, or hurt you don't have to keep suffering. My job is to support you and help you understand yourself so you can make the changes you need to have the life you want. I can help you heal from shame, pain, or guilt of addiction, trauma, or betrayal. You will learn what you value, what you want, & together we will find clarity in your relationships from the past to the present so you can be hopeful about your future. I want you to feel empowered and confident...truly.
(602) 536-6982 View (602) 536-6982
Photo of Sandra C Carothers, Licensed Professional Counselor in Phoenix, AZ
Sandra C Carothers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85012  (Online Only)
I am a compassionate and dedicated Licensed Professional Counselor, offering my expertise to individuals seeking support with various mental health challenges. With a down-to-earth approach, I meet my clients where they are, providing a safe and nonjudgmental space for healing and growth.
I am a compassionate and dedicated Licensed Professional Counselor, offering my expertise to individuals seeking support with various mental health challenges. With a down-to-earth approach, I meet my clients where they are, providing a safe and nonjudgmental space for healing and growth.
(623) 462-0544 View (623) 462-0544
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Desiree Diaz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85044
We each have struggles in life and sometimes, it can be difficult to navigate through those issues on your own; this may lead us to develop unhealthy coping skills to manage. Whether it be mood disorders, anxiety, substance abuse, relationship struggles, interpersonal conflicts, or you simply need support or insight from a different perspective, you have the opportunity to grow and become the best version of yourself.
We each have struggles in life and sometimes, it can be difficult to navigate through those issues on your own; this may lead us to develop unhealthy coping skills to manage. Whether it be mood disorders, anxiety, substance abuse, relationship struggles, interpersonal conflicts, or you simply need support or insight from a different perspective, you have the opportunity to grow and become the best version of yourself.
(480) 409-0295 View (480) 409-0295
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Adriana G Cardona
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85016  (Online Only)
Have you ever looked around the room and thought, “I do not belong here”, “I am not good enough”, or “I do not know how to get through this”? Perhaps these thoughts come up in your work, relationships, parenting, or everyday life situations. Maybe growing up in an immigrant family or being an immigrant yourself, you were pushed to be better, do better, or do more while feeling the weight of your family, culture and society. Sometimes those expectations could even feel conflicting. Despite life lessons and resiliency that shaped your life, you may feel like something is still missing or some of those thoughts continue bothering you.
Have you ever looked around the room and thought, “I do not belong here”, “I am not good enough”, or “I do not know how to get through this”? Perhaps these thoughts come up in your work, relationships, parenting, or everyday life situations. Maybe growing up in an immigrant family or being an immigrant yourself, you were pushed to be better, do better, or do more while feeling the weight of your family, culture and society. Sometimes those expectations could even feel conflicting. Despite life lessons and resiliency that shaped your life, you may feel like something is still missing or some of those thoughts continue bothering you.
(602) 910-2740 View (602) 910-2740
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Cheryl Warner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85048
Not accepting new clients
Hello, I am a licensed psychologist. Although a new clinician to the Phoenix area, I have 20 years of experience as a clinician, educator, & clinical supervisor. My office is located in Ahwatukee area. I provide individual and relationship counseling for many different presenting concerns (see list – contact me if you do not see your situation), including diversity or multicultural concerns, such as cultural identity development, intercultural or interracial relationships, & dealing with systemic issues. I work with clients of diverse cultural identities & life experiences, especially clients of BI-POC & LGBTQ+ communities.
Hello, I am a licensed psychologist. Although a new clinician to the Phoenix area, I have 20 years of experience as a clinician, educator, & clinical supervisor. My office is located in Ahwatukee area. I provide individual and relationship counseling for many different presenting concerns (see list – contact me if you do not see your situation), including diversity or multicultural concerns, such as cultural identity development, intercultural or interracial relationships, & dealing with systemic issues. I work with clients of diverse cultural identities & life experiences, especially clients of BI-POC & LGBTQ+ communities.
(480) 447-9327 View (480) 447-9327
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Alicia Duran
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85013  (Online Only)
HOLA...Tired of struggling, feeling stuck or overwhelmed. Let me help you become unstuck and learn new ways to manage stressor. I specialize in Adult Children of Immigrants. (only video therapy and $99 each session for self pay). I accept Cigna, Aetna and UHC. I am an adult child of immigrants and definitely understand the extra hardships and barriers we face. 'Ni de aqui ni de alla'. Call me, llama me or email me. I am here to help. Estoy aqui para ayudar. Please leave me a msg. Please click on profile for additional information.
HOLA...Tired of struggling, feeling stuck or overwhelmed. Let me help you become unstuck and learn new ways to manage stressor. I specialize in Adult Children of Immigrants. (only video therapy and $99 each session for self pay). I accept Cigna, Aetna and UHC. I am an adult child of immigrants and definitely understand the extra hardships and barriers we face. 'Ni de aqui ni de alla'. Call me, llama me or email me. I am here to help. Estoy aqui para ayudar. Please leave me a msg. Please click on profile for additional information.
(602) 962-9049 View (602) 962-9049
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K T Moore
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR
Verified
8 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016
My name is KT Moore and my pronouns are they/them. As a Black and genderqueer individual, I am passionate about working with clients who are multicultural and who are members of the LGBTQAAI2S+ community through an intersectionality lens. I find joy in helping clients explore their gender, racial and/or sexuality identities, and process trauma through use of creative self-expression, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strengths-Based Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Mindfulness. I help clients build healthy coping skills, find their strengths, narrate their own stories, and develop healthy thought patterns.
My name is KT Moore and my pronouns are they/them. As a Black and genderqueer individual, I am passionate about working with clients who are multicultural and who are members of the LGBTQAAI2S+ community through an intersectionality lens. I find joy in helping clients explore their gender, racial and/or sexuality identities, and process trauma through use of creative self-expression, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strengths-Based Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Mindfulness. I help clients build healthy coping skills, find their strengths, narrate their own stories, and develop healthy thought patterns.
(480) 685-9072 View (480) 685-9072
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Ryan Carey
LPC Intern
Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85085
Asking for help does not have to be shameful or painful. It can be eye opening and lead to new routines and processes that enrich your life. By employing Expressive Art Therapy, Ryan finds creative and unique ways to approach challenges that come up in life. Adding a creative element to core issues like anxiety, depression, esteem and addiction issues, feelings start to reveal themselves. Not only does it take the mystery out of the issues but through creativity, new daily routines and mindful approaches are implemented.
Asking for help does not have to be shameful or painful. It can be eye opening and lead to new routines and processes that enrich your life. By employing Expressive Art Therapy, Ryan finds creative and unique ways to approach challenges that come up in life. Adding a creative element to core issues like anxiety, depression, esteem and addiction issues, feelings start to reveal themselves. Not only does it take the mystery out of the issues but through creativity, new daily routines and mindful approaches are implemented.
(623) 252-4054 View (623) 252-4054
Photo of Johnna Harris, Licensed Professional Counselor in Phoenix, AZ
Johnna Harris
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC
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
Photo of Alicia Godinez, Marriage & Family Therapist in Phoenix, AZ
Alicia Godinez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Life is a journey that requires exploring solutions to bring clarity and calmness. Are you having a hard time adjusting to difficult personal or professional situations, coping with difficult emotions, or experiencing interpersonal relationship challenges? You may be feeling lost, alone, overwhelmed, and trying to manage things on your own. We do not have to overcome challenges on our own. I am here to listen and support you. You are worthy of achieving a life that feels rewarding, satisfying, and authentic to yourself.
Life is a journey that requires exploring solutions to bring clarity and calmness. Are you having a hard time adjusting to difficult personal or professional situations, coping with difficult emotions, or experiencing interpersonal relationship challenges? You may be feeling lost, alone, overwhelmed, and trying to manage things on your own. We do not have to overcome challenges on our own. I am here to listen and support you. You are worthy of achieving a life that feels rewarding, satisfying, and authentic to yourself.
(602) 699-6763 View (602) 699-6763
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Claudette Waite New Point Of View Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, C-DBT, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85048
"Shame cannot survive being spoken and being met with empathy" Brene Brown. My goal is to support your healing, to hold a sacred space that feels safe to you and where you no longer feel alone in your pain. I specialize in helping people with attachment / relationship wounding trauma , family disconnection/dysfunction, divorce, codependency, self-esteem, and relationship problems. If you struggle with fear of abandonment, unstable relationships and self-image I can help. If you struggle with not being good enough, chronic feelings of unworthiness, control, the need to be perfect and comparing yourself to others, then call me.
"Shame cannot survive being spoken and being met with empathy" Brene Brown. My goal is to support your healing, to hold a sacred space that feels safe to you and where you no longer feel alone in your pain. I specialize in helping people with attachment / relationship wounding trauma , family disconnection/dysfunction, divorce, codependency, self-esteem, and relationship problems. If you struggle with fear of abandonment, unstable relationships and self-image I can help. If you struggle with not being good enough, chronic feelings of unworthiness, control, the need to be perfect and comparing yourself to others, then call me.
(602) 783-8831 View (602) 783-8831
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Erica Holmes-Harris
Counselor, LAC, MCMHC
Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Greetings! I am taking new clients. I do not accept insurance. If you are a Veteran, ask about free sessions. I look forward to walking with you on their journey towards healing and discovery. As a servant leader, having a heart to help those who need guidance, clarity, and encouragement is my priority. Just being a listening ear with no judgment, can be the healing salve needed for those clients that feel misunderstood or overlooked. I have a heart especially to help youth and young adults on their journey of identity discovery. Using creative ways to help each client reach their goals, makes each experience exciting and rewarding.
Greetings! I am taking new clients. I do not accept insurance. If you are a Veteran, ask about free sessions. I look forward to walking with you on their journey towards healing and discovery. As a servant leader, having a heart to help those who need guidance, clarity, and encouragement is my priority. Just being a listening ear with no judgment, can be the healing salve needed for those clients that feel misunderstood or overlooked. I have a heart especially to help youth and young adults on their journey of identity discovery. Using creative ways to help each client reach their goals, makes each experience exciting and rewarding.
(480) 771-8521 View (480) 771-8521
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Urim Recovery - EMDR, ADHD/Autism & Trauma
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, MSW, LCSW, ASDCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Same Day Appt. 2-15-24. I welcome all those needing support to feel connected, empowered and confident to meet life's challenges. I help individuals, regardless of their ability to name their pain, to focus on taking care of themselves to recover from relational distress, chronic pain & burnout. In our time together, we will work on restoring the trust, confidence and sense of self often depleted as a result of relational trauma and life experiences. I specialize in treating complex and attachment related trauma, bipolar I & II, as well as autism, from a relational and developmentally based perspective using EMDR, IPSRT and EFT.
Same Day Appt. 2-15-24. I welcome all those needing support to feel connected, empowered and confident to meet life's challenges. I help individuals, regardless of their ability to name their pain, to focus on taking care of themselves to recover from relational distress, chronic pain & burnout. In our time together, we will work on restoring the trust, confidence and sense of self often depleted as a result of relational trauma and life experiences. I specialize in treating complex and attachment related trauma, bipolar I & II, as well as autism, from a relational and developmentally based perspective using EMDR, IPSRT and EFT.
(602) 691-4090 View (602) 691-4090
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Sage Walsh
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85050  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Professional Counselor with specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), I bring a unique skill set to the field of mental health. With a deep commitment to fostering healing and personal growth, my career has been dedicated to supporting individuals on their journey toward emotional well-being. I hold an Arizona state license in counseling, demonstrating my adherence to the highest ethical and professional standards in the practice. My goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their concerns, develop coping strategies, and achieve their goals.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor with specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), I bring a unique skill set to the field of mental health. With a deep commitment to fostering healing and personal growth, my career has been dedicated to supporting individuals on their journey toward emotional well-being. I hold an Arizona state license in counseling, demonstrating my adherence to the highest ethical and professional standards in the practice. My goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their concerns, develop coping strategies, and achieve their goals.
(623) 343-5044 View (623) 343-5044
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Antonio Rojelio Alarcon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85014  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Antonio. I have 8 years of experience in treating adult males experiencing addiction, ADHD, anxiety, bipolar, depression, and trauma related disorders (PTSD, C-PTSD). At the core of my practice is the intension to provide a safe, compassionate, unconditional, and collaborative relationship with you for the purposes of making meaningful progress towards personal growth goals.
Hello, my name is Antonio. I have 8 years of experience in treating adult males experiencing addiction, ADHD, anxiety, bipolar, depression, and trauma related disorders (PTSD, C-PTSD). At the core of my practice is the intension to provide a safe, compassionate, unconditional, and collaborative relationship with you for the purposes of making meaningful progress towards personal growth goals.
(480) 571-9240 View (480) 571-9240
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Victoria Brandt
Counselor, LAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85014
My priority as your therapist is to create a safe and compassionate space for healing. I work with clients to cultivate their capacity to heal from the past, learn new ways to handle triggers in the present, and utilize strengths to effectively manage stressors in the future.
My priority as your therapist is to create a safe and compassionate space for healing. I work with clients to cultivate their capacity to heal from the past, learn new ways to handle triggers in the present, and utilize strengths to effectively manage stressors in the future.
(623) 304-8828 View (623) 304-8828

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Number of Therapists in Phoenix, AZ

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Phoenix, AZ who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
84% Depression
77% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
72% Stress
70% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
67% BlueCross and BlueShield
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Phoenix, AZ see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% 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.