Therapists in Maryvale, Phoenix, AZ

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Stephanie Lopez H.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maryvale, Phoenix, AZ 85031  (Online Only)
We cannot help but notice different injustices in our own lives and the lives of others. Then there are the ones happening far from our sight and scope. Life is unfair, and we strive to correct it through coping mechanisms. Sometimes through unhealthy mechanisms. There are instances where we can do something about adversities. We do not have to accept every injustice as impossible to tackle. Regardless of our position and circumstances, we all have challenging and sometimes life-changing experiences. Whether you are working through mental health issues, stress at school, work, or other stressful situations, I'm here to help.
We cannot help but notice different injustices in our own lives and the lives of others. Then there are the ones happening far from our sight and scope. Life is unfair, and we strive to correct it through coping mechanisms. Sometimes through unhealthy mechanisms. There are instances where we can do something about adversities. We do not have to accept every injustice as impossible to tackle. Regardless of our position and circumstances, we all have challenging and sometimes life-changing experiences. Whether you are working through mental health issues, stress at school, work, or other stressful situations, I'm here to help.
(623) 343-2409 View (623) 343-2409
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Obsidian Health and Wellness LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LAMFT
Verified Verified
Maryvale, Phoenix, AZ 85031  (Online Only)
Welcome to Obsidian Health and Wellness. Everyone has found themselves stuck in negative cycles that effect all areas of their life. Our experienced therapists and interns are committed to helping you deconstruct negative behavior patterns that have blocked your path to a better, more satisfying and fulfilling life. Each member of our team is skilled in working with people who have diverse backgrounds with complex needs.
Welcome to Obsidian Health and Wellness. Everyone has found themselves stuck in negative cycles that effect all areas of their life. Our experienced therapists and interns are committed to helping you deconstruct negative behavior patterns that have blocked your path to a better, more satisfying and fulfilling life. Each member of our team is skilled in working with people who have diverse backgrounds with complex needs.
(602) 975-2694 View (602) 975-2694
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Uko Okon
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Maryvale, Phoenix, AZ 85009
As a dedicated clinician specializing in the mental health and well-being of young adults aged 15 to 35, I bring a compassionate and holistic approach to addressing a range of challenges, including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and anger issues. My practice is grounded in evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Person-Centered Therapy, and trauma-informed approaches, ensuring tailored and effective interventions for each individual. I specialize in depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and anger management.
As a dedicated clinician specializing in the mental health and well-being of young adults aged 15 to 35, I bring a compassionate and holistic approach to addressing a range of challenges, including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and anger issues. My practice is grounded in evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Person-Centered Therapy, and trauma-informed approaches, ensuring tailored and effective interventions for each individual. I specialize in depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and anger management.
(602) 641-4581 View (602) 641-4581
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Suma Hodge
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, BHP
Verified Verified
Maryvale, Phoenix, AZ 85037
Not accepting new clients
Ideal client is an individual that is prepared to do the hard work. Answer the tough questions and be challenged into growth. Who no longer would like to carry the weight of their past and want to no longer be defined by it. It’s not about getting back to the old you or forgetting what happened to you. It is about moving forward and being a stronger and more improved YOU!
Ideal client is an individual that is prepared to do the hard work. Answer the tough questions and be challenged into growth. Who no longer would like to carry the weight of their past and want to no longer be defined by it. It’s not about getting back to the old you or forgetting what happened to you. It is about moving forward and being a stronger and more improved YOU!
(480) 405-0651 View (480) 405-0651
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Kristen Jurgenson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Maryvale, Phoenix, AZ 85033  (Online Only)
Do you feel like life has gotten harder and you’re just overwhelmed by it all? Do you feel like you’re living in a different world, and it seems angrier and lacking compassion? I am here to help you navigate your feelings of being lost. I'm a trained Christian counselor, and believe spirituality and faith can help you through these challenging times. If faith is a part of your journey I can include that as part of your healing process. There's no magic button or pill that can take these stressful feelings away, but I walk alongside you every step of the way.
Do you feel like life has gotten harder and you’re just overwhelmed by it all? Do you feel like you’re living in a different world, and it seems angrier and lacking compassion? I am here to help you navigate your feelings of being lost. I'm a trained Christian counselor, and believe spirituality and faith can help you through these challenging times. If faith is a part of your journey I can include that as part of your healing process. There's no magic button or pill that can take these stressful feelings away, but I walk alongside you every step of the way.
(480) 780-1572 View (480) 780-1572
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Raquel Dorame: Bridge Consulting Services Llc
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Maryvale, Phoenix, AZ 85037
I am a licensed professional counselor who has provided counseling services for the past 12 years. I am highly trained and have extensive experience working with children and adolescents and the specific developmental and behavioral issues that emerge in children because of mental health issues and trauma. I believe in the power of the counseling relationship and I have seen through my client's experiences the hope that healing and change brings into their lives.
I am a licensed professional counselor who has provided counseling services for the past 12 years. I am highly trained and have extensive experience working with children and adolescents and the specific developmental and behavioral issues that emerge in children because of mental health issues and trauma. I believe in the power of the counseling relationship and I have seen through my client's experiences the hope that healing and change brings into their lives.
(623) 469-7368 View (623) 469-7368
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Jasmine Matthews
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maryvale, Phoenix, AZ 85037
Meet Jasmine Matthews-Griffen, a compassionate native of Arizona, dedicated to empowering individuals on their journey through life's trials. With more than 8 years of experience in the behavioral health field, Jasmine has honed her skills in various capacities, making a profound impact on the lives of her clients. As a therapist, Jasmine believes in the power of building strong foundational relationships with her clients. This emphasis on trust and connectivity allows her clients to feel safe and supported throughout their therapeutic journey.
Meet Jasmine Matthews-Griffen, a compassionate native of Arizona, dedicated to empowering individuals on their journey through life's trials. With more than 8 years of experience in the behavioral health field, Jasmine has honed her skills in various capacities, making a profound impact on the lives of her clients. As a therapist, Jasmine believes in the power of building strong foundational relationships with her clients. This emphasis on trust and connectivity allows her clients to feel safe and supported throughout their therapeutic journey.
(623) 500-6673 View (623) 500-6673
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Gail Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Maryvale, Phoenix, AZ 85037
Currently taking new clients, virtual only. I am dedicated, compassionate and committed to the betterment of those I serve. It is my goal to impact each individual positively while I help them first, identify challenges and barriers to happiness and a good quality of life and second, to overcome them. Through the use of therapy modalities such as EMDR, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, psychotherapy and psychoeducation, as well as other evidence-based practices, I have been successful at helping countless adolescents and adults achieve therapy goals. Thank you for viewing me, I look forward to meeting you and working with you.
Currently taking new clients, virtual only. I am dedicated, compassionate and committed to the betterment of those I serve. It is my goal to impact each individual positively while I help them first, identify challenges and barriers to happiness and a good quality of life and second, to overcome them. Through the use of therapy modalities such as EMDR, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, psychotherapy and psychoeducation, as well as other evidence-based practices, I have been successful at helping countless adolescents and adults achieve therapy goals. Thank you for viewing me, I look forward to meeting you and working with you.
(623) 209-5235 View (623) 209-5235
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Bridge Consulting Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC, LCSW, LMSW, LAC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Maryvale, Phoenix, AZ 85037
Our focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan. The Bridge Clinicians offer Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD/ADD, Oppositional Defiant, Stress Management, Grief & Loss Therapy to adults, adolescents, children, individuals, couples, Families.
Our focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan. The Bridge Clinicians offer Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD/ADD, Oppositional Defiant, Stress Management, Grief & Loss Therapy to adults, adolescents, children, individuals, couples, Families.
(623) 304-5219 View (623) 304-5219
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Terrance Southern
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Maryvale, Phoenix, AZ 85033
Strong, healthy relationships are the foundation for an emotionally healthy life. Unfortunately, there may be brokenness within our romantic, familial, and spiritual relationships that can affect all areas of our lives. Our experiences of the past may haunt us in the present, affect our current relationships, and dim our confidence for the future.
Strong, healthy relationships are the foundation for an emotionally healthy life. Unfortunately, there may be brokenness within our romantic, familial, and spiritual relationships that can affect all areas of our lives. Our experiences of the past may haunt us in the present, affect our current relationships, and dim our confidence for the future.
(480) 690-9516 View (480) 690-9516
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Tonya Whitaker: Bridge Consulting Services Llc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maryvale, Phoenix, AZ 85037
"In life one will face many obstacles and with strategies to address them the barriers can be overcome." Bridge providers offer counseling services that address a variety of issues. The majority of her work has been with children, adolescents, families and couples. They work in collaboration with clients to identify solutions in order to resolve life hurdles such as divorce, depression, anxiety, school issues, peer problems, parenting, parent-child conflict and work stressors.
"In life one will face many obstacles and with strategies to address them the barriers can be overcome." Bridge providers offer counseling services that address a variety of issues. The majority of her work has been with children, adolescents, families and couples. They work in collaboration with clients to identify solutions in order to resolve life hurdles such as divorce, depression, anxiety, school issues, peer problems, parenting, parent-child conflict and work stressors.
(623) 552-6463 View (623) 552-6463
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Joshua Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maryvale, Phoenix, AZ 85037
Having been in the field of behavioral health and counseling for 14 years I can understand that we all experience trauma and severe life stressors' that leave us feeling stuck and hopeless. Your crisis may be a breakup, depression, relationship issues, anxiety, chronic illness, or something that is so overwhelming that you are struggling with life. Often times we hold ourselves in bondage to the choices we have made. I believe some of life's most difficult experiences lead us to our most extraordinary growth. I will give you the tools to move forward from past attachments that seem to keep you stagnate in your life.
Having been in the field of behavioral health and counseling for 14 years I can understand that we all experience trauma and severe life stressors' that leave us feeling stuck and hopeless. Your crisis may be a breakup, depression, relationship issues, anxiety, chronic illness, or something that is so overwhelming that you are struggling with life. Often times we hold ourselves in bondage to the choices we have made. I believe some of life's most difficult experiences lead us to our most extraordinary growth. I will give you the tools to move forward from past attachments that seem to keep you stagnate in your life.
(520) 317-6987 View (520) 317-6987
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Michael 'big Dog' Abell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Maryvale, Phoenix, AZ 85035
As you search for a solution to the problem you are facing, you may feel that you are in the dark. My goal as a therapist is to help you find your eyes in the dark. Together we will seek to identify the problem and help you to stand against it. We will evaluate your unique story and work to rewrite it towards the preferred outcome that you will define. My unique perspective as a counselor with a visual impairment qualifies me to provide a view of the problem that is different than most counselors.
As you search for a solution to the problem you are facing, you may feel that you are in the dark. My goal as a therapist is to help you find your eyes in the dark. Together we will seek to identify the problem and help you to stand against it. We will evaluate your unique story and work to rewrite it towards the preferred outcome that you will define. My unique perspective as a counselor with a visual impairment qualifies me to provide a view of the problem that is different than most counselors.
(602) 313-1807 View (602) 313-1807
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Valerie Dawson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT
Verified Verified
Maryvale, Phoenix, AZ 85033
Life is very challenging! As you navigate this stressful world you may sometimes feel that your moods and behaviors are out of your control. While we were taught many subjects in school, we never had a class to learn effective strategies on how to manage our thoughts, feelings and actions. You're finding that your efforts to feel better on your own haven't been working for you. Some of the things that you’ve tried may have even made everything worse. Perhaps you feel bad that you can’t seem to get unstuck on your own. However, it’s not your fault, because you were never taught the skills you really needed!
Life is very challenging! As you navigate this stressful world you may sometimes feel that your moods and behaviors are out of your control. While we were taught many subjects in school, we never had a class to learn effective strategies on how to manage our thoughts, feelings and actions. You're finding that your efforts to feel better on your own haven't been working for you. Some of the things that you’ve tried may have even made everything worse. Perhaps you feel bad that you can’t seem to get unstuck on your own. However, it’s not your fault, because you were never taught the skills you really needed!
(480) 690-9748 View (480) 690-9748
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Renee Owen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maryvale, Phoenix, AZ 85033  (Online Only)
Do you have the feeling that something is missing in your life? Are you single & dissatisfied, or married but discontent? Is your social or work life not as fulfilling as it used to be, or difficult family relationships getting you down? Positive, solution-therapy can assist you to: *learn more about your unique personality type, and how you can work with it, instead of against it, to create more fulfillment in your relationships and life. *develop your ability to understand, empathize with and relate to others with ease & joy. *discover effective ways of dealing with your core issues, so you feel more fulfilled & alive.
Do you have the feeling that something is missing in your life? Are you single & dissatisfied, or married but discontent? Is your social or work life not as fulfilling as it used to be, or difficult family relationships getting you down? Positive, solution-therapy can assist you to: *learn more about your unique personality type, and how you can work with it, instead of against it, to create more fulfillment in your relationships and life. *develop your ability to understand, empathize with and relate to others with ease & joy. *discover effective ways of dealing with your core issues, so you feel more fulfilled & alive.
(415) 403-2657 View (415) 403-2657
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Ruth Setlak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MBA, MSW, LCSW, ACS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Maryvale, Phoenix, AZ 85033
You’ve been trying your hardest in relationships but still feel the pain of aloneness or not finding lasting connection/s. Or, you find yourself stuck, not able to approach life with forward-moving energy or clear direction. I get it. Trauma, a difficult childhood, and/or life's inevitable disappointments, often create barriers to feeling solid within yourself & to attaining what you hope for in life. I use mind-body approaches that go beyond talk therapy to create lasting change. Together, we can identify & mend what is getting in the way of you having safe, authentic relationships or crafting a life that is more of what you want.
You’ve been trying your hardest in relationships but still feel the pain of aloneness or not finding lasting connection/s. Or, you find yourself stuck, not able to approach life with forward-moving energy or clear direction. I get it. Trauma, a difficult childhood, and/or life's inevitable disappointments, often create barriers to feeling solid within yourself & to attaining what you hope for in life. I use mind-body approaches that go beyond talk therapy to create lasting change. Together, we can identify & mend what is getting in the way of you having safe, authentic relationships or crafting a life that is more of what you want.
(303) 816-3168 View (303) 816-3168
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Katrina Caldwell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Maryvale, Phoenix, AZ 85033  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or just ready to move in a different direction in your life? I work with individuals to help address these topics and more. I specialize in working with a variety of populations to address issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues and relationship/marital issues.My goal is to provide a supportive and understanding environment where we can work together to understand the problem and work towards a solution.
Are you looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or just ready to move in a different direction in your life? I work with individuals to help address these topics and more. I specialize in working with a variety of populations to address issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues and relationship/marital issues.My goal is to provide a supportive and understanding environment where we can work together to understand the problem and work towards a solution.
(469) 518-2559 View (469) 518-2559
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Joanna Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maryvale, Phoenix, AZ 85037  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I have found purpose in bringing hope to the lives of others. When we are in pain– physical, emotional, or psychological, it is difficult to navigate the world around us. A therapist can help guide you through those moments, whether it be through holding space, helping you find the emotion in your body, or providing constructive insight. My goal is to have you experience the feeling of “ I’ve overcome this obstacle and I have regained my strength, my hope, my own purpose.” I’m excited to help you start living the life you are meant to fully experience!
As a therapist, I have found purpose in bringing hope to the lives of others. When we are in pain– physical, emotional, or psychological, it is difficult to navigate the world around us. A therapist can help guide you through those moments, whether it be through holding space, helping you find the emotion in your body, or providing constructive insight. My goal is to have you experience the feeling of “ I’ve overcome this obstacle and I have regained my strength, my hope, my own purpose.” I’m excited to help you start living the life you are meant to fully experience!
(623) 624-9745 View (623) 624-9745
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Jessica Kronen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, C-ART
Verified Verified
Maryvale, Phoenix, AZ 85033  (Online Only)
Experienced mental health therapist specializing in anxiety, trauma processing, mindfulness, spiritual/existential matters, life transitions and gender affirming support.
Experienced mental health therapist specializing in anxiety, trauma processing, mindfulness, spiritual/existential matters, life transitions and gender affirming support.
(520) 353-1414 View (520) 353-1414
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Maribeth Marboe
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LASAC, CP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maryvale, Phoenix, AZ 85033
Many of my clients struggle with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. Today's fast paced life presents challenges that often prove too much for us to manage and we may need a helping hand to help get us back on track to healthy living. Often when people abuse drugs or alcohol it is the result of deeper-rooted issues. I try to help my clients search for meaning in their lives and try to make sense of behaviors, learn new ones if necessary, and embark on a healthier way of life. I believe there are many different paths to recovery and am willing to explore different avenues to meet client specific needs.
Many of my clients struggle with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. Today's fast paced life presents challenges that often prove too much for us to manage and we may need a helping hand to help get us back on track to healthy living. Often when people abuse drugs or alcohol it is the result of deeper-rooted issues. I try to help my clients search for meaning in their lives and try to make sense of behaviors, learn new ones if necessary, and embark on a healthier way of life. I believe there are many different paths to recovery and am willing to explore different avenues to meet client specific needs.
(623) 462-1539 View (623) 462-1539

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Number of Therapists in Maryvale, Phoenix, AZ

30+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Maryvale, Phoenix, AZ who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
77% Self Esteem
70% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
57% Coping Skills
57% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aetna
71% BlueCross and BlueShield
52% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Maryvale, Phoenix, AZ see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Maryvale, 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.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.