Therapists in Downtown, Phoenix, AZ

Photo of Melanie Dowler, Licensed Professional Counselor in Downtown, Phoenix, AZ
Melanie Dowler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Phoenix, AZ 85004  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have worked in the mental health field for 20 years and as a therapist for 10 years. My favorite demographic is children birth to 12 and parents. I am passionate about childhood mental health and helping adults, parents, children and families to live their best life. Other areas I have worked in include behavioral health group homes for adults and children, child parent psychotherapy with children and parents birth to age 5, and the seriously mentally ill adult population.
I have worked in the mental health field for 20 years and as a therapist for 10 years. My favorite demographic is children birth to 12 and parents. I am passionate about childhood mental health and helping adults, parents, children and families to live their best life. Other areas I have worked in include behavioral health group homes for adults and children, child parent psychotherapy with children and parents birth to age 5, and the seriously mentally ill adult population.
(623) 294-3828 View (623) 294-3828
Photo of Shuheng Hu, Licensed Professional Counselor in Downtown, Phoenix, AZ
Shuheng Hu
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Phoenix, AZ 85004  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Therapy can help us gain a better understanding of ourselves, our thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and develop new skills and strategies to cope with life's challenges. Sometimes it's a slow realization that what worked in the past isn't cutting it anymore. Other times, it's a sudden, painful event that leaves us feeling unmoored. Maybe it's been a long-running sense that our experiences or emotions are just different from the people around us. In therapy, we work together to find a new path so that you can feel grounded, happier, and more confident.
Therapy can help us gain a better understanding of ourselves, our thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and develop new skills and strategies to cope with life's challenges. Sometimes it's a slow realization that what worked in the past isn't cutting it anymore. Other times, it's a sudden, painful event that leaves us feeling unmoored. Maybe it's been a long-running sense that our experiences or emotions are just different from the people around us. In therapy, we work together to find a new path so that you can feel grounded, happier, and more confident.
(480) 418-8738 View (480) 418-8738
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Caleb Mitchell
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Downtown, Phoenix, AZ 85004
You may have landed on this professional profile because you are taking stock of your life and realize that the life you have is not the one you envisioned for yourself. Whether you are bored or in a lot of pain, you may be seeking growth and change, possibly a sense of aliveness. Counseling can be a safe, nurturing setting to slow down and listen to your soul and your body. As you become aware of yourself, you begin to understand how you got to where you are, why you do what you do, and what new paths are possible to you. As a trained therapist from a relational-psychodynamic perspective, I see therapy as a collaborative process.
You may have landed on this professional profile because you are taking stock of your life and realize that the life you have is not the one you envisioned for yourself. Whether you are bored or in a lot of pain, you may be seeking growth and change, possibly a sense of aliveness. Counseling can be a safe, nurturing setting to slow down and listen to your soul and your body. As you become aware of yourself, you begin to understand how you got to where you are, why you do what you do, and what new paths are possible to you. As a trained therapist from a relational-psychodynamic perspective, I see therapy as a collaborative process.
(928) 597-3870 View (928) 597-3870
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Logan Denny
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Hey! I am Logan (they/them)- I am a queer, nonbinary, neurodivergent LAC/sex therapist with an education background in trauma-informed sex therapy. I am committed to creating a collaborative space where folx can seek wellness, pleasure, and liberation. I believe in supporting and empowering people in navigating the exploration of gender, sexuality, kink, non-monogamous relationships, intimate relationships, shame free sex, religious trauma and any other situations life has to offer.
Hey! I am Logan (they/them)- I am a queer, nonbinary, neurodivergent LAC/sex therapist with an education background in trauma-informed sex therapy. I am committed to creating a collaborative space where folx can seek wellness, pleasure, and liberation. I believe in supporting and empowering people in navigating the exploration of gender, sexuality, kink, non-monogamous relationships, intimate relationships, shame free sex, religious trauma and any other situations life has to offer.
(623) 210-6199 View (623) 210-6199
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Mary Hunter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Phoenix, AZ 85004  (Online Only)
I have over 15 years as a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in mental health and behavioral addiction treatment. My focus is providing understanding and empathetic support to those seeking help. My goal is to empower individuals to overcome their challenges and attain real, lasting recovery through a personalized and holistic approach. I believe in extending compassion and respect to every individual, free from judgment or societal stigma. My focus is to create a secure and nurturing environment where individuals can delve into their underlying emotions, elevate self-awareness, and cultivate healthier coping strategies.
I have over 15 years as a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in mental health and behavioral addiction treatment. My focus is providing understanding and empathetic support to those seeking help. My goal is to empower individuals to overcome their challenges and attain real, lasting recovery through a personalized and holistic approach. I believe in extending compassion and respect to every individual, free from judgment or societal stigma. My focus is to create a secure and nurturing environment where individuals can delve into their underlying emotions, elevate self-awareness, and cultivate healthier coping strategies.
(928) 427-7352 View (928) 427-7352
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Sara Toenies
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CISTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Phoenix, AZ 85003  (Online Only)
Accepting BCBS, United Healthcare, Cigna and Aetna. I’m glad you landed here and took the hardest step to feeling better and getting the support you need. Do you want to understand why you may be feeling stuck? I will help you navigate your life and get you back to a more balanced place of joy, purpose, and fulfillment. Some of the areas I focus on are managing anxiety, depression, relationship betrayal, family conflict, grief and loss, trauma, or struggling to manage day to day life. I’m looking forward to working with you!
Accepting BCBS, United Healthcare, Cigna and Aetna. I’m glad you landed here and took the hardest step to feeling better and getting the support you need. Do you want to understand why you may be feeling stuck? I will help you navigate your life and get you back to a more balanced place of joy, purpose, and fulfillment. Some of the areas I focus on are managing anxiety, depression, relationship betrayal, family conflict, grief and loss, trauma, or struggling to manage day to day life. I’m looking forward to working with you!
(602) 854-8522 View (602) 854-8522
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Jose L Valdiviezo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Phoenix, AZ 85001  (Online Only)
I am a bilingual clinical social worker having the honor of serving populations of the Southwest. In a world full of uncertainties, complex stressors and a never ending fast pace culture I am here to support individuals whom would like to work on improving their depression, managing their stress or working on their sobriety. Its never too late and never too early to start working on your personal self care. Available to supports individuals going through significant adjustments in life, grief and sadness. You are not alone, things can get better!
I am a bilingual clinical social worker having the honor of serving populations of the Southwest. In a world full of uncertainties, complex stressors and a never ending fast pace culture I am here to support individuals whom would like to work on improving their depression, managing their stress or working on their sobriety. Its never too late and never too early to start working on your personal self care. Available to supports individuals going through significant adjustments in life, grief and sadness. You are not alone, things can get better!
(480) 613-3866 View (480) 613-3866
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Dr. Nathan Hale
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Downtown, Phoenix, AZ 85003  (Online Only)
Are you bothered by constant worry, fear, nervousness or anxiety? Feeling down, depressed, hopeless or like life is always going wrong? Having difficulty focusing or concentrating and feeling like you are always on the move? Is procrastinating or always putting things off until the last minute something you struggle with? These are all a part of being human, and there is nothing wrong with you. Let me help you better how to understand these thoughts, and feelings and drop the struggle against them. I can help you better understand how you can change behaviors and live a better life, even with these thoughts and feelings.
Are you bothered by constant worry, fear, nervousness or anxiety? Feeling down, depressed, hopeless or like life is always going wrong? Having difficulty focusing or concentrating and feeling like you are always on the move? Is procrastinating or always putting things off until the last minute something you struggle with? These are all a part of being human, and there is nothing wrong with you. Let me help you better how to understand these thoughts, and feelings and drop the struggle against them. I can help you better understand how you can change behaviors and live a better life, even with these thoughts and feelings.
(602) 975-3525 View (602) 975-3525
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Thomas J Lewis
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMin, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Not accepting new clients
I practice marriage & family therapy, mental health counseling & relationship repair as a ministry. I want you to know that you are not alone during your current problem. I know this time is especially challenging for you. I will help you.
I practice marriage & family therapy, mental health counseling & relationship repair as a ministry. I want you to know that you are not alone during your current problem. I know this time is especially challenging for you. I will help you.
(623) 208-6016 View (623) 208-6016
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John Lynch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Phoenix, AZ 85003
I'm a licensed therapist (Arizona & Oregon) with master's degrees in Clinical Social Work (MSW) & Divinity (MDiv) & 15 years providing counseling services in Arizona. Prior to that, I spent a decade in other forms of social service & pastoral care. I've been privileged to help clients from diverse backgrounds overcome a wide variety of challenges, including complex & acute trauma, abuse & neglect, anxiety & anger, marital & intimate partner problems, grief & loss, substance & behavioral addiction, vocational struggles, spirituality challenges, & more.
I'm a licensed therapist (Arizona & Oregon) with master's degrees in Clinical Social Work (MSW) & Divinity (MDiv) & 15 years providing counseling services in Arizona. Prior to that, I spent a decade in other forms of social service & pastoral care. I've been privileged to help clients from diverse backgrounds overcome a wide variety of challenges, including complex & acute trauma, abuse & neglect, anxiety & anger, marital & intimate partner problems, grief & loss, substance & behavioral addiction, vocational struggles, spirituality challenges, & more.
(602) 902-1020 View (602) 902-1020
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Shae Moreau
Counselor, MC, LAC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Phoenix, AZ 85004
As a neurodiverse, biromantic, asexual, non-binary person, I recognize the need for therapists who are open and affirming of client identities. I have seen people change through the power of genuine, non-judgmental counseling that allows people a safe space to look at themselves and how they want to fit into the world. My goal is to provide that same warmth and compassion in a way that is tailored to fit an individual’s needs. I firmly believe that everyone has what it takes to grow, and I am here to provide the reflective space for that growth.
As a neurodiverse, biromantic, asexual, non-binary person, I recognize the need for therapists who are open and affirming of client identities. I have seen people change through the power of genuine, non-judgmental counseling that allows people a safe space to look at themselves and how they want to fit into the world. My goal is to provide that same warmth and compassion in a way that is tailored to fit an individual’s needs. I firmly believe that everyone has what it takes to grow, and I am here to provide the reflective space for that growth.
(480) 780-3125 View (480) 780-3125
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Courtney Danielle Knight
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Phoenix, AZ 85004  (Online Only)
Book with me now by clicking on my website. Hi there! My name is Courtney Knight and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been practicing for over 5 years working with clients struggling with ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma.
Book with me now by clicking on my website. Hi there! My name is Courtney Knight and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been practicing for over 5 years working with clients struggling with ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma.
(928) 628-7797 View (928) 628-7797
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Jessica Skinner
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LISAC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Phoenix, AZ 85004  (Online Only)
With more than twelve years of expertise as a Licensed Counselor specializing in mental health and addressing addictive behaviors, I am dedicated to offering compassionate and understanding support to those in need. My primary objective is to empower individuals to overcome their challenges and achieve lasting recovery through a personalized and comprehensive approach. I firmly believe in extending kindness and respect to each person, free from any judgment or societal stigma. My goal is to create a safe and nurturing environment where individuals can explore their underlying emotions and develop healthier coping strategies.
With more than twelve years of expertise as a Licensed Counselor specializing in mental health and addressing addictive behaviors, I am dedicated to offering compassionate and understanding support to those in need. My primary objective is to empower individuals to overcome their challenges and achieve lasting recovery through a personalized and comprehensive approach. I firmly believe in extending kindness and respect to each person, free from any judgment or societal stigma. My goal is to create a safe and nurturing environment where individuals can explore their underlying emotions and develop healthier coping strategies.
(928) 599-4940 View (928) 599-4940
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Seth Gehrking
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Life is a journey, not a destination. I want to support you in your evolution as a human being. I have experience treating individuals with a wide range of mental and behavioral health issues such as addiction, depression, anxiety, anger management, sexual identity, out of control sexual behavior, trauma and self esteem related issues. I offer a safe and non judgmental space for self exploration and transformation. You are unique and therapy should be a collaborative experience. Close the gap between your true self and the image you portray to the rest of the world. Let's work together to create and accomplish the goals you desire.
Life is a journey, not a destination. I want to support you in your evolution as a human being. I have experience treating individuals with a wide range of mental and behavioral health issues such as addiction, depression, anxiety, anger management, sexual identity, out of control sexual behavior, trauma and self esteem related issues. I offer a safe and non judgmental space for self exploration and transformation. You are unique and therapy should be a collaborative experience. Close the gap between your true self and the image you portray to the rest of the world. Let's work together to create and accomplish the goals you desire.
(602) 693-0908 View (602) 693-0908
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Emily Coops
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Phoenix, AZ 85003  (Online Only)
If you are here, I imagine you may be feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or you are unsure what you may be feeling. Whether you have been to therapy before or considering trying it for the first time, I am committed to helping you identify and remove the barriers of eating disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, life transitions, relationship issues, and problematic sexual behaviors. I will work with you to remove these barriers by establishing a safe, empathetic, and supportive environment. In addition, I will work to facilitate a strong therapeutic relationship, which I find to be a catalyst of change.
If you are here, I imagine you may be feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or you are unsure what you may be feeling. Whether you have been to therapy before or considering trying it for the first time, I am committed to helping you identify and remove the barriers of eating disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, life transitions, relationship issues, and problematic sexual behaviors. I will work with you to remove these barriers by establishing a safe, empathetic, and supportive environment. In addition, I will work to facilitate a strong therapeutic relationship, which I find to be a catalyst of change.
(312) 578-9990 View (312) 578-9990
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Amy Crow
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Phoenix, AZ 85003
I have worked for over a decade in the mental health field in various forms. I have an unquenchable curiosity regarding the human experience and how we choose to live our lives and foster our relationships. I love helping others find their way to live their best lives. I would be honored to be a part of that journey with you. I have worked with all walks of life. I work with trauma healing, anxiety, depression, dissociation, and helping other's connect to their body. I also enjoy helping others use mindfulness, meditation, intuition and expressive arts to find what they align to for healing in their lives.
I have worked for over a decade in the mental health field in various forms. I have an unquenchable curiosity regarding the human experience and how we choose to live our lives and foster our relationships. I love helping others find their way to live their best lives. I would be honored to be a part of that journey with you. I have worked with all walks of life. I work with trauma healing, anxiety, depression, dissociation, and helping other's connect to their body. I also enjoy helping others use mindfulness, meditation, intuition and expressive arts to find what they align to for healing in their lives.
(623) 278-8480 View (623) 278-8480
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Symmetry Counseling
PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Downtown, Phoenix, AZ 85004  (Online Only)
Welcome to Symmetry Counseling. We are a group of mental health professionals located in Phoenix specializing in counseling, psychotherapy, and coaching for individuals, couples, and families. We chose the name Symmetry because the word evokes our goal to assist you in developing an ability to remain balanced and resilient under the forces of change. Our therapists provide a supportive, empathetic, and hopeful environment. Sessions revolve around pragmatic approaches to strategically address and resolve issues clients bring to therapy.
Welcome to Symmetry Counseling. We are a group of mental health professionals located in Phoenix specializing in counseling, psychotherapy, and coaching for individuals, couples, and families. We chose the name Symmetry because the word evokes our goal to assist you in developing an ability to remain balanced and resilient under the forces of change. Our therapists provide a supportive, empathetic, and hopeful environment. Sessions revolve around pragmatic approaches to strategically address and resolve issues clients bring to therapy.
(480) 660-5776 View (480) 660-5776
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Feryn Heath
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Phoenix, AZ 85003  (Online Only)
Within a secure and encouraging atmosphere, I am dedicated to assisting you in recognizing and removing the obstacles caused by sexual addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, life transitions, and trauma, regardless of whether you have previously attended therapy or are thinking about doing so for the first time.
Within a secure and encouraging atmosphere, I am dedicated to assisting you in recognizing and removing the obstacles caused by sexual addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, life transitions, and trauma, regardless of whether you have previously attended therapy or are thinking about doing so for the first time.
(602) 833-1823 View (602) 833-1823
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Rebecca Flores
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Downtown, Phoenix, AZ 85004  (Online Only)
Your heart feels like it's on pins and needles. Empathy galore? That's you. The world can feel fast and overstimulating. Lately, you notice abandonment wounds being triggered, feel misunderstood, and tend to put your needs aside for others. You want less shame, guilt, and anxiety; to heal the trauma; trust yourself; and stop living in anxiety. You want a therapist who's gentle but strong, honest, down to earth, with humor, and who can see through the depths of you. You want an unwavering spirit who sees you as the sensitive, deep person you are and can help you navigate this. If this is you, I may be your therapist person.
Your heart feels like it's on pins and needles. Empathy galore? That's you. The world can feel fast and overstimulating. Lately, you notice abandonment wounds being triggered, feel misunderstood, and tend to put your needs aside for others. You want less shame, guilt, and anxiety; to heal the trauma; trust yourself; and stop living in anxiety. You want a therapist who's gentle but strong, honest, down to earth, with humor, and who can see through the depths of you. You want an unwavering spirit who sees you as the sensitive, deep person you are and can help you navigate this. If this is you, I may be your therapist person.
(623) 283-1670 View (623) 283-1670
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Rising Sun Therapy
Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Phoenix, AZ 85003  (Online Only)
Lisa creates a safe and supportive environment where you can reach your greatest mental health. Lisa is compassionate and non-judgemental - she will meet you where you are in life and empower you to exceed your current limits. With a mindful perspective on the whole person, Lisa offers mental health services for trauma, anxiety and lifestyle change. The mind, body, spirit connection is real, and the health of each is vital. Lisa values the specific privacy needs of police and other first responders, based on her past experience as a crisis counselor embedded with law enforcement.
Lisa creates a safe and supportive environment where you can reach your greatest mental health. Lisa is compassionate and non-judgemental - she will meet you where you are in life and empower you to exceed your current limits. With a mindful perspective on the whole person, Lisa offers mental health services for trauma, anxiety and lifestyle change. The mind, body, spirit connection is real, and the health of each is vital. Lisa values the specific privacy needs of police and other first responders, based on her past experience as a crisis counselor embedded with law enforcement.
(480) 660-3722 View (480) 660-3722

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Number of Therapists in Downtown, Phoenix, AZ

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Downtown, Phoenix, AZ who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
84% Depression
78% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
72% Stress
70% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
68% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Downtown, Phoenix, AZ see their clients

51% In Person and Online
49% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
23% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Downtown, 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.