Therapists in Pinnacle Peak, Scottsdale, AZ

Richard Zelhof
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pinnacle Peak, Scottsdale, AZ 85262  (Online Only)
I have been fortunate to be asked by people of all backgrounds and ages to work with them in psychotherapy. For some people, there is an urgent need to tell someone they trust about their untold conflicts and fears, as well as their aspirations. For others, psychotherapy is a necessary vehicle to re-establish and/or maintain inner peace and stability. Psychotherapy begins with a clear understanding of what is most important to that person and helping them achieve it.
I have been fortunate to be asked by people of all backgrounds and ages to work with them in psychotherapy. For some people, there is an urgent need to tell someone they trust about their untold conflicts and fears, as well as their aspirations. For others, psychotherapy is a necessary vehicle to re-establish and/or maintain inner peace and stability. Psychotherapy begins with a clear understanding of what is most important to that person and helping them achieve it.
(623) 304-5963 View (623) 304-5963
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Dr. Lindsay Okonowsky
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pinnacle Peak, Scottsdale, AZ 85266  (Online Only)
My priority is fostering a confidential and caring working relationship through which you can explore both areas of growth and strength. My training and experience in multiple unique settings with a diverse client base has helped me to develop a strong belief in individuals’ power to bring sustainable change to their lives. I acknowledge the difficulty involved in taking the first steps toward initiating psychotherapy. Please reach out for individual or couple’s therapy consultation if you have general questions or would like to determine whether I would be a good fit to address your needs.
My priority is fostering a confidential and caring working relationship through which you can explore both areas of growth and strength. My training and experience in multiple unique settings with a diverse client base has helped me to develop a strong belief in individuals’ power to bring sustainable change to their lives. I acknowledge the difficulty involved in taking the first steps toward initiating psychotherapy. Please reach out for individual or couple’s therapy consultation if you have general questions or would like to determine whether I would be a good fit to address your needs.
(214) 919-3516 View (214) 919-3516
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Sarah Freitag
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Pinnacle Peak, Scottsdale, AZ 85266  (Online Only)
Does life currently feel like you are just existing, surviving, reacting, or coping? Are you lacking real connection to yourself or others? Do you strive to feel more balanced and engage in behaviors that align with your values and goals? Excessive worry, lack of motivation, social isolation, and loss of self-worth are just a few of the symptoms that can be experienced from suffering trauma, grief, anxiety, or depression. Whether you are looking for a therapist for the first time or need to start back up, you have come to the right place.
Does life currently feel like you are just existing, surviving, reacting, or coping? Are you lacking real connection to yourself or others? Do you strive to feel more balanced and engage in behaviors that align with your values and goals? Excessive worry, lack of motivation, social isolation, and loss of self-worth are just a few of the symptoms that can be experienced from suffering trauma, grief, anxiety, or depression. Whether you are looking for a therapist for the first time or need to start back up, you have come to the right place.
(480) 908-9109 View (480) 908-9109
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Intelligent Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Pinnacle Peak, Scottsdale, AZ 85255  (Online Only)
I specialize in trauma, depression (including perinatal mental health issues), anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders challenges, emotional codependency, as well LGBTQA related issues. I am a licensed professional counselor, with extensive trauma training. I primarily use a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) approach so healing can begin today. I also provide psychoeducation so you understand the dynamics. I am personable, a very good listener, and passionate about your healing. I often use humor as part of the healing process.
I specialize in trauma, depression (including perinatal mental health issues), anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders challenges, emotional codependency, as well LGBTQA related issues. I am a licensed professional counselor, with extensive trauma training. I primarily use a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) approach so healing can begin today. I also provide psychoeducation so you understand the dynamics. I am personable, a very good listener, and passionate about your healing. I often use humor as part of the healing process.
(480) 530-8229 View (480) 530-8229
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Lisa Lavella
Psychologist, PsyD, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Pinnacle Peak, Scottsdale, AZ 85266
Welcome to EMPOWER YOU EXPERTS! I have over 22 years of diverse experience, and hold Clinical Psychologist Licenses in Arizona and Illinois. My focus is to guide you towards becoming unstuck and creating positive changes in your life, such as alleviating anxiety and depression, reducing stress, restoring love and family relationships, healing past and present wounds, and transforming anger into positive, constructive emotions and actions. I offer a FREE phone consultation prior to your first appointment and a Sliding Fee Scale.
Welcome to EMPOWER YOU EXPERTS! I have over 22 years of diverse experience, and hold Clinical Psychologist Licenses in Arizona and Illinois. My focus is to guide you towards becoming unstuck and creating positive changes in your life, such as alleviating anxiety and depression, reducing stress, restoring love and family relationships, healing past and present wounds, and transforming anger into positive, constructive emotions and actions. I offer a FREE phone consultation prior to your first appointment and a Sliding Fee Scale.
(480) 848-4411 View (480) 848-4411
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Saige Sola
Counselor, MS, LAC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pinnacle Peak, Scottsdale, AZ 85266  (Online Only)
Saige’s area of specialty. She will assist you in diagnosis, treatment planning, and better understanding your symptoms. Saige prefers a gentler approach, and likes to focus on building a client’s confidence and values in sessions. She is passionate about building up her client’s sense of self-worth, confidence, and esteem and enjoys watching her clients find happiness through their growth.
Saige’s area of specialty. She will assist you in diagnosis, treatment planning, and better understanding your symptoms. Saige prefers a gentler approach, and likes to focus on building a client’s confidence and values in sessions. She is passionate about building up her client’s sense of self-worth, confidence, and esteem and enjoys watching her clients find happiness through their growth.
(480) 485-0261 View (480) 485-0261
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Christina Liakopoulos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Pinnacle Peak, Scottsdale, AZ 85266
Welcome to EMPOWER YOU EXPERTS! I have over 22 years of diverse experience, and hold Clinical Social Work Licenses in Arizona, Illinois, and Indiana. My focus is to guide you towards becoming unstuck and creating positive changes in your life, such as alleviating anxiety and depression, reducing stress, restoring love and family relationships, healing past and present wounds, and transforming anger into positive, constructive emotions and actions. I offer a FREE phone consultation prior to your first appointment and a Sliding Fee Scale. In addition, I provide therapy in English and in Greek.
Welcome to EMPOWER YOU EXPERTS! I have over 22 years of diverse experience, and hold Clinical Social Work Licenses in Arizona, Illinois, and Indiana. My focus is to guide you towards becoming unstuck and creating positive changes in your life, such as alleviating anxiety and depression, reducing stress, restoring love and family relationships, healing past and present wounds, and transforming anger into positive, constructive emotions and actions. I offer a FREE phone consultation prior to your first appointment and a Sliding Fee Scale. In addition, I provide therapy in English and in Greek.
(480) 848-4411 View (480) 848-4411
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Lora Plohal
Counselor, MS, LAC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Pinnacle Peak, Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Do you feel alone and that no one understands you or your struggles? Do you find managing the stress of daily life and relationships challenging because of anxiety, trauma, depression, or OCD? Are you losing sleep, struggling with low self-esteem or stuck in a pattern of overthinking or doubting your decisions? If searching for a therapist for yourself or your child feels overwhelming, let me help make it easier. Just reach out. I am happy to help, and will answer any questions you may have about therapy or my practice.
Do you feel alone and that no one understands you or your struggles? Do you find managing the stress of daily life and relationships challenging because of anxiety, trauma, depression, or OCD? Are you losing sleep, struggling with low self-esteem or stuck in a pattern of overthinking or doubting your decisions? If searching for a therapist for yourself or your child feels overwhelming, let me help make it easier. Just reach out. I am happy to help, and will answer any questions you may have about therapy or my practice.
(480) 808-0871 View (480) 808-0871
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Dr. Mara Richman
PhD, MA, Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pinnacle Peak, Scottsdale, AZ 85262  (Online Only)
My goal in therapy is to provide a safe space to my clients to feel heard and understood. It's hard in everyday life (college, grad school, jobs, family, anxiety) to overcome the challenges that our mind creates. I hope to help clients work through the issues that comes with being human and living in today's society. I offer a warm, safe, nonjudgemental space for my clients to be their authentic selves.
My goal in therapy is to provide a safe space to my clients to feel heard and understood. It's hard in everyday life (college, grad school, jobs, family, anxiety) to overcome the challenges that our mind creates. I hope to help clients work through the issues that comes with being human and living in today's society. I offer a warm, safe, nonjudgemental space for my clients to be their authentic selves.
(480) 418-4835 View (480) 418-4835
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Warfighter Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pinnacle Peak, Scottsdale, AZ 85266  (Online Only)
Warfighter Psychology works primarily with doctors, surgeons, college & professional athletes, attorneys, engineers, and others whose lives and professions are high-risk and demand extreme precision. Our practice also treats the children and families of individuals in professions like this given that they face unique stressors and pressures that can cause disruptions in functioning or family dynamics.
Warfighter Psychology works primarily with doctors, surgeons, college & professional athletes, attorneys, engineers, and others whose lives and professions are high-risk and demand extreme precision. Our practice also treats the children and families of individuals in professions like this given that they face unique stressors and pressures that can cause disruptions in functioning or family dynamics.
(520) 277-3440 View (520) 277-3440
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Kim Glenn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CST
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pinnacle Peak, Scottsdale, AZ 85266  (Online Only)
As an AASECT certified sex and relationship therapist, I believe our sexuality, and our relationships with others are important contributors to our overall well-being. When we are out of sync with ourselves, or with the ones we love, we may experience anxiety, depression, fear, and shame. I provide a nurturing place where individuals and couples can learn to experience joy, curiosity, and acceptance of themselves, and with their significant others. I specialize in sexual challenges such as mismatched desire, low or absent desire, premature ejaculation, vaginismus, inability to achieve orgasm, and erotic injuries such as infidelity.
As an AASECT certified sex and relationship therapist, I believe our sexuality, and our relationships with others are important contributors to our overall well-being. When we are out of sync with ourselves, or with the ones we love, we may experience anxiety, depression, fear, and shame. I provide a nurturing place where individuals and couples can learn to experience joy, curiosity, and acceptance of themselves, and with their significant others. I specialize in sexual challenges such as mismatched desire, low or absent desire, premature ejaculation, vaginismus, inability to achieve orgasm, and erotic injuries such as infidelity.
(480) 418-2945 View (480) 418-2945
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Jaymie Kaczmarek
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC , CFC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pinnacle Peak, Scottsdale, AZ 85266
I am a Clinical Mental Health Therapist, Custody Evaluator, and Parent Coordinator in private practice in Central Oregon with over 20 years of experience in custody dispute and parenting time issues. I specialize in co-parenting, parental alienation, parenting estrangement, and parent-child relationship issues. I also work with teens and adults with addiction issues, social barriers, self-harm behaviors, anxiety, and depression.
I am a Clinical Mental Health Therapist, Custody Evaluator, and Parent Coordinator in private practice in Central Oregon with over 20 years of experience in custody dispute and parenting time issues. I specialize in co-parenting, parental alienation, parenting estrangement, and parent-child relationship issues. I also work with teens and adults with addiction issues, social barriers, self-harm behaviors, anxiety, and depression.
(541) 435-2838 View (541) 435-2838
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Bamboo Center for Grief, Growth, & Well-being
Psychologist, Psy, D, DO
Verified Verified
Pinnacle Peak, Scottsdale, AZ 85262  (Online Only)
You aren't living up to your own ideal. You need things to be better - less stressful & overwhelming, more fulfilling & meaningful - but you're not sure how. You're ready to heal what's wounded & create the life that you envision for yourself with the support of a high level provider. Your wellness journey needs to consider you as a holistic person with services that address well-being across psychological, professional, health, social, spiritual & environmental domains. Our holistic & integrative psychology and psychiatry services are client-specific with emphasis on helping you feel your best as quickly and naturally as possible.
You aren't living up to your own ideal. You need things to be better - less stressful & overwhelming, more fulfilling & meaningful - but you're not sure how. You're ready to heal what's wounded & create the life that you envision for yourself with the support of a high level provider. Your wellness journey needs to consider you as a holistic person with services that address well-being across psychological, professional, health, social, spiritual & environmental domains. Our holistic & integrative psychology and psychiatry services are client-specific with emphasis on helping you feel your best as quickly and naturally as possible.
(480) 382-3953 View (480) 382-3953
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Emily Rosenbloom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Pinnacle Peak, Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Are you constantly consumed by anxiety and unwanted thoughts? Together, we can build a new relationship with worrying and unresolved trauma and keep it from dictating your life's path. Starting your healing journey can be daunting, but the good news is you don't have to take the first step alone. Together, we will rediscover strategies for handling and effectively managing anxiety. I invite you to take the courageous step toward healing and make yourself a priority today.
Are you constantly consumed by anxiety and unwanted thoughts? Together, we can build a new relationship with worrying and unresolved trauma and keep it from dictating your life's path. Starting your healing journey can be daunting, but the good news is you don't have to take the first step alone. Together, we will rediscover strategies for handling and effectively managing anxiety. I invite you to take the courageous step toward healing and make yourself a priority today.
(747) 298-8455 View (747) 298-8455
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Cristin Mullen
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Pinnacle Peak, Scottsdale, AZ 85266  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
ADHD Parent Consultations only at this time. Sometimes we just need a little direction, after a diagnosis, when things get tough, or when it's time to switch gears in our treatment. Parent consultations include a written summary with your first three actions steps as well as referral and resource links.
ADHD Parent Consultations only at this time. Sometimes we just need a little direction, after a diagnosis, when things get tough, or when it's time to switch gears in our treatment. Parent consultations include a written summary with your first three actions steps as well as referral and resource links.
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Dee Romero
Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, DBTC
Verified Verified
Pinnacle Peak, Scottsdale, AZ 85266
Accepting new clients for telehealth and in person sessions. Life presents many challenges that can become consuming and overwhelming. When life happens having a supportive and kind person to have the opportunity to work with in a compassionate and helpful way with professionalism and collaboration can make all challenges manageable.
Accepting new clients for telehealth and in person sessions. Life presents many challenges that can become consuming and overwhelming. When life happens having a supportive and kind person to have the opportunity to work with in a compassionate and helpful way with professionalism and collaboration can make all challenges manageable.
(602) 883-2825 View (602) 883-2825

Online Therapists

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Dr. Robert Buri
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Thank you for reaching out! I am passionate about helping individuals maximize their potential and overcoming obstacles in life. With understanding and compassion, I offer a highly personalized approach to help individuals improve their mental health. I believe quality patient care involves learning a client’s unique experiences and preferences, meeting them where they are on their path in life, and empowering them to a purpose-driven life. With over 30 years of experience, I can walk with you through stressful times and help you achieve your goals. "Struggles don't disqualify us; they prepare us."
Thank you for reaching out! I am passionate about helping individuals maximize their potential and overcoming obstacles in life. With understanding and compassion, I offer a highly personalized approach to help individuals improve their mental health. I believe quality patient care involves learning a client’s unique experiences and preferences, meeting them where they are on their path in life, and empowering them to a purpose-driven life. With over 30 years of experience, I can walk with you through stressful times and help you achieve your goals. "Struggles don't disqualify us; they prepare us."
(480) 613-2754 View (480) 613-2754
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Haley Bell
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS , LISAC , ACIC, CPATP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Haley Bell is a Holistic Therapist and Integrative Coach who brings to her work a powerful combination of heart, experience, training, and education. With over 18 years of experience, Haley believes in the holistic approach to healing and her life's work has been dedicated to finding innovative and effective ways to guide people into finding their own power to heal. One of her strengths is her ability to hold the space for transformation to unfold in a safe and therapeutic way. In addition, Haley has worked with diverse populations and understands the importance of meeting a client where they are without judgment.
Haley Bell is a Holistic Therapist and Integrative Coach who brings to her work a powerful combination of heart, experience, training, and education. With over 18 years of experience, Haley believes in the holistic approach to healing and her life's work has been dedicated to finding innovative and effective ways to guide people into finding their own power to heal. One of her strengths is her ability to hold the space for transformation to unfold in a safe and therapeutic way. In addition, Haley has worked with diverse populations and understands the importance of meeting a client where they are without judgment.
(623) 294-6670 View (623) 294-6670
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Jennifer Jolliffe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
I graduated from Capella University in 2020n after earning my LMSW. My bachelor's degree was earned from Ohio State University in 2015 with a major in Social Work. I have experience with teens, seniors, and SMI (Seriously Mentally Ill) adults. My counseling style is based off an individual’s strengths and the mind-body connection. I work through a trauma informed lens as an EMDR specialized counselor who also has experience with CBT, Solution – Focused therapy, Grief therapy, and DBT techniques. Having lived in Ohio, and Illinois I now reside in Phoenix Arizona with my cat Dante.
I graduated from Capella University in 2020n after earning my LMSW. My bachelor's degree was earned from Ohio State University in 2015 with a major in Social Work. I have experience with teens, seniors, and SMI (Seriously Mentally Ill) adults. My counseling style is based off an individual’s strengths and the mind-body connection. I work through a trauma informed lens as an EMDR specialized counselor who also has experience with CBT, Solution – Focused therapy, Grief therapy, and DBT techniques. Having lived in Ohio, and Illinois I now reside in Phoenix Arizona with my cat Dante.
(480) 573-7220 x731 View (480) 573-7220 x731
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Bettina Lehnert, PhD. PLLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
I really enjoy doing all kinds of different types of therapy (individual, couples, family, EMDR) for all kinds of different issues (stress, anxiety, depression, life transitions, divorce, blended families, grief, relationship stresses, infidelity, parenting challenges, teen issues) I help people get beyond the stuck points in their lives or their relationships, by identifying what is blocking them, discovering the source of this blockage and working together to remove it and/or lessen its effects on them. I aim to help people live more fulfilled lives, be better partners, better parents, and to learn to communicate more effectively.
I really enjoy doing all kinds of different types of therapy (individual, couples, family, EMDR) for all kinds of different issues (stress, anxiety, depression, life transitions, divorce, blended families, grief, relationship stresses, infidelity, parenting challenges, teen issues) I help people get beyond the stuck points in their lives or their relationships, by identifying what is blocking them, discovering the source of this blockage and working together to remove it and/or lessen its effects on them. I aim to help people live more fulfilled lives, be better partners, better parents, and to learn to communicate more effectively.
(480) 285-7011 View (480) 285-7011

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Number of Therapists in Pinnacle Peak, Scottsdale, AZ

10+

Average cost per session

$155

Therapists in Pinnacle Peak, Scottsdale, AZ who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
81% Depression
81% Self Esteem
75% Trauma and PTSD
69% Relationship Issues
69% Grief
69% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
86% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Pinnacle Peak, Scottsdale, AZ see their clients

62% Online Only
38% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

93% Female
7% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Pinnacle Peak, Scottsdale?

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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.