Therapists in Tucson, AZ

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Photo of Mary Straus, LPC, LLC, Counselor in Tucson, AZ
Mary Straus, LPC, LLC
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85718
Waitlist for new clients
Often it's a crisis or a series of unique events that bring people to therapy. Others may struggle with uncomfortable feelings or feel unsatisfied with patterns in relationships or in other areas of life. Therapy can help. I develop therapy relationships with thoughtfulness, kindness, and an appreciation of the humor in things. My perspectives draw from psychoanalysis, family-systems, socio-cultural contexts, mindfulness, and neurology. I incorporate many techniques; psychodynamic talk therapy, mindful-ness, EMDR, and others.
Often it's a crisis or a series of unique events that bring people to therapy. Others may struggle with uncomfortable feelings or feel unsatisfied with patterns in relationships or in other areas of life. Therapy can help. I develop therapy relationships with thoughtfulness, kindness, and an appreciation of the humor in things. My perspectives draw from psychoanalysis, family-systems, socio-cultural contexts, mindfulness, and neurology. I incorporate many techniques; psychodynamic talk therapy, mindful-ness, EMDR, and others.
(520) 447-4152 View (520) 447-4152
Photo of Garnett Elliott, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Tucson, AZ
Garnett Elliott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85718
Is life feeling like a constant struggle for you? Navigating relationships, work, family, going through a tough transition? Any one of these can take so much out of any of us, leaving us confused, anxious, depressed, lacking direction. At some point, we are all faced with situations so challenging that we just need help to move through it. Having a safe person to truly listen, offer new perspectives, open new possibilities and/or help with solutions is so powerful. I became a therapist to serve specifically for these reasons and I believe that this kind of help, at a vulnerable time in life, can make all the difference in the world.
Is life feeling like a constant struggle for you? Navigating relationships, work, family, going through a tough transition? Any one of these can take so much out of any of us, leaving us confused, anxious, depressed, lacking direction. At some point, we are all faced with situations so challenging that we just need help to move through it. Having a safe person to truly listen, offer new perspectives, open new possibilities and/or help with solutions is so powerful. I became a therapist to serve specifically for these reasons and I believe that this kind of help, at a vulnerable time in life, can make all the difference in the world.
(520) 335-3278 View (520) 335-3278
Photo of Amanda Watercolor Golightly, Counselor in Tucson, AZ
Amanda Watercolor Golightly
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85719
Are you feeling overwhelmed by or disconnected to the world and people around you? Do you feel restricted by negative thought cycles, patterns of behavior, or habits that no longer serve you? Are you ready to examine past trauma and how it affects who you have become? Are you looking for skills to process big emotions? Are you ready to sit down and have tea with your inner critics and maybe make friends? If any of these questions strike a chord in your soul and you are ready to address them, I am here to help!
Are you feeling overwhelmed by or disconnected to the world and people around you? Do you feel restricted by negative thought cycles, patterns of behavior, or habits that no longer serve you? Are you ready to examine past trauma and how it affects who you have become? Are you looking for skills to process big emotions? Are you ready to sit down and have tea with your inner critics and maybe make friends? If any of these questions strike a chord in your soul and you are ready to address them, I am here to help!
(520) 397-3623 View (520) 397-3623
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Jessie Krall
Counselor, MA, LPC, SEP
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85704
Are you feeling stuck or stagnant? Do you have this sense that there is more to life than the daily grind? Are you wanting to elevate your life to the next level, yet you don't quite know how? Are you looking to create the life of your dreams, but feeling like actualizing your greater vision keeps evading you? Are you in a relationship that feels like it is in a rut? Do you value love in your life and believe in the possibility of having an amazing relationship? Are you someone who wants to be operating on all cylinders, and living a whole and complete life? Have you held on to faith and hope that living your best life is possible?
Are you feeling stuck or stagnant? Do you have this sense that there is more to life than the daily grind? Are you wanting to elevate your life to the next level, yet you don't quite know how? Are you looking to create the life of your dreams, but feeling like actualizing your greater vision keeps evading you? Are you in a relationship that feels like it is in a rut? Do you value love in your life and believe in the possibility of having an amazing relationship? Are you someone who wants to be operating on all cylinders, and living a whole and complete life? Have you held on to faith and hope that living your best life is possible?
(520) 655-6631 View (520) 655-6631
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Eddie Perez
Counselor, MEd, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85706  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with people with a wide range of issues including: trauma, anger, anxiety, depression, family conflict, relationship issues, etc. I obtained my Masters in Educational Psychology at Northern Arizona University and currently working as an LAC. My mission is to help people deal with emotional challenges and focus on their goals. My therapy style is eclectic, emphasizing a person-centered approach that is tailored to the unique needs of clients.
I enjoy working with people with a wide range of issues including: trauma, anger, anxiety, depression, family conflict, relationship issues, etc. I obtained my Masters in Educational Psychology at Northern Arizona University and currently working as an LAC. My mission is to help people deal with emotional challenges and focus on their goals. My therapy style is eclectic, emphasizing a person-centered approach that is tailored to the unique needs of clients.
(520) 210-5764 View (520) 210-5764
Susan Santa Cruz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85719
I believe change is difficult for most people. We often get stuck in certain patterns of behavior and find it difficult to move forward and heal. Every individual has the ability to change within themselves and it is my role to help guide people along the path of change. It is my goal as a Psychologist to help people capitalize on their strengths and teach them new ways of thinking, behaving, and coping with certain issues. I believe every child, teenager, adult, and family unit are unique and require an special/individualized approach to help them achieve their full potential.
I believe change is difficult for most people. We often get stuck in certain patterns of behavior and find it difficult to move forward and heal. Every individual has the ability to change within themselves and it is my role to help guide people along the path of change. It is my goal as a Psychologist to help people capitalize on their strengths and teach them new ways of thinking, behaving, and coping with certain issues. I believe every child, teenager, adult, and family unit are unique and require an special/individualized approach to help them achieve their full potential.
(520) 433-4474 View (520) 433-4474
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Michaela Conley
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LAMFT, DipACLM, NBC-HWC, NMI
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85710
I believe in the power of connection and the resilience of love. I specialize in couples relationship counseling, my practice offers a compassionate and safe space for partners to explore, understand, and strengthen their bonds. Whether you're navigating communication barriers, facing emotional disconnect, or seeking to rekindle the spark in your relationship, I'm here to guide you through. My approach is rooted in both the Gottman Method & Emotionally Focused Therapy, tailored to address the unique dynamics of your partnership.
I believe in the power of connection and the resilience of love. I specialize in couples relationship counseling, my practice offers a compassionate and safe space for partners to explore, understand, and strengthen their bonds. Whether you're navigating communication barriers, facing emotional disconnect, or seeking to rekindle the spark in your relationship, I'm here to guide you through. My approach is rooted in both the Gottman Method & Emotionally Focused Therapy, tailored to address the unique dynamics of your partnership.
(520) 462-4486 View (520) 462-4486
Photo of Nadia Zanger, Marriage & Family Therapist in Tucson, AZ
Nadia Zanger
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85704
From my perspective, understanding family dynamics is beneficial for both individuals and families as a whole. Unfortunately, many of these dynamics are invisible. I encourage people to comprehend the invisible influences that their families have on them and those that they have on their families. Once the invisible becomes visible, individuals and/ or families can develop effective coping skills to lead a more fulfilling life. The ultimate goal is to create healthy relationships.
From my perspective, understanding family dynamics is beneficial for both individuals and families as a whole. Unfortunately, many of these dynamics are invisible. I encourage people to comprehend the invisible influences that their families have on them and those that they have on their families. Once the invisible becomes visible, individuals and/ or families can develop effective coping skills to lead a more fulfilling life. The ultimate goal is to create healthy relationships.
(520) 263-9135 View (520) 263-9135
Photo of Nancy Jarrell O'Donnell, Counselor in Tucson, AZ
Nancy Jarrell O'Donnell
Counselor, MA, LPC, CSAT, EAP, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85712
I have been in the field of therapy/psychology for 30 years. I treat behavioral and mental health issues with an eclectic approach. One of my greatest passions has been the privilege of helping those who suffer find their way to healing, even after experiencing debilitating events and surviving unimaginable challenges. There are no zip codes exempt from suffering. There is no "one size fits all" approach. I would be honored to help you and be even a small part of your healing. I commend you for your courage to seek help. By doing so, I already know you are stronger than you realize.
I have been in the field of therapy/psychology for 30 years. I treat behavioral and mental health issues with an eclectic approach. One of my greatest passions has been the privilege of helping those who suffer find their way to healing, even after experiencing debilitating events and surviving unimaginable challenges. There are no zip codes exempt from suffering. There is no "one size fits all" approach. I would be honored to help you and be even a small part of your healing. I commend you for your courage to seek help. By doing so, I already know you are stronger than you realize.
(520) 447-3221 View (520) 447-3221
Photo of Glen E Harelson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Tucson, AZ
Glen E Harelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MPH
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85712  (Online Only)
I currently offer Telehealth services to clients residing in Arizona and California. I place a high priority on access to care and therefore offer a generous sliding fee schedule. I have been in the field of public and behavioral health at federal, county and nonprofit settings as a manager and direct service provider for over 25 years. I work with individuals with mild to moderate stress, anxiety, panic disorders, depression, trauma, family and relationship difficulties, mental and addictive disorders including clients with chronic dependence on alcohol and opioids.
I currently offer Telehealth services to clients residing in Arizona and California. I place a high priority on access to care and therefore offer a generous sliding fee schedule. I have been in the field of public and behavioral health at federal, county and nonprofit settings as a manager and direct service provider for over 25 years. I work with individuals with mild to moderate stress, anxiety, panic disorders, depression, trauma, family and relationship difficulties, mental and addictive disorders including clients with chronic dependence on alcohol and opioids.
(520) 210-5361 View (520) 210-5361
Photo of Paula Norris @ Entune Behavioral Health, Licensed Master Social Worker in Tucson, AZ
Paula Norris @ Entune Behavioral Health
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85712
My name is Paula, and my ideal client may be a veteran struggling with PTSD, or a person battling substance use disorder. They seek understanding, support, and effective coping strategies. Their goal is to reclaim their life, find inner peace, and build healthy relationships. They desire healing from past traumas, relief from symptoms, and a sense of purpose. With empathy and firsthand understanding, I provide a safe space for their journey towards healing and growth.
My name is Paula, and my ideal client may be a veteran struggling with PTSD, or a person battling substance use disorder. They seek understanding, support, and effective coping strategies. Their goal is to reclaim their life, find inner peace, and build healthy relationships. They desire healing from past traumas, relief from symptoms, and a sense of purpose. With empathy and firsthand understanding, I provide a safe space for their journey towards healing and growth.
(520) 348-2425 View (520) 348-2425
Photo of Mindful Sex and Relationship Therapy, LLC, Marriage & Family Therapist in Tucson, AZ
Mindful Sex and Relationship Therapy, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85712
Are you tired of feeling "stuck" in a repetitive pattern with your partner and it just won't stop no matter what you do? Do you have low sexual desire and you are concerned it won't come back? Have you been told you have a sex/porn addiction? Are you polyamorous and having a hard time with jealousy or fear?
Are you tired of feeling "stuck" in a repetitive pattern with your partner and it just won't stop no matter what you do? Do you have low sexual desire and you are concerned it won't come back? Have you been told you have a sex/porn addiction? Are you polyamorous and having a hard time with jealousy or fear?
(520) 391-9503 View (520) 391-9503
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Kerry Baharanyi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, PIP, CPCC, ACC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85751  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a concentration in clinical social work, social casework, and social work administration. I have been working in the Social Work field since 2008 addressing partner violence and chronic conditions such as HIV, HCV, Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases, etc. As a practitioner, my goal is to create a brave environment for all people, to respect their human dignity, and self-determination. After all, you are the expert in your life and I will work alongside with you to remind you again that you do matter and you do have the ability to change your life.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a concentration in clinical social work, social casework, and social work administration. I have been working in the Social Work field since 2008 addressing partner violence and chronic conditions such as HIV, HCV, Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases, etc. As a practitioner, my goal is to create a brave environment for all people, to respect their human dignity, and self-determination. After all, you are the expert in your life and I will work alongside with you to remind you again that you do matter and you do have the ability to change your life.
(334) 539-8051 View (334) 539-8051
Photo of Donald Jan Miretsky, Counselor in Tucson, AZ
Donald Jan Miretsky
Counselor, MEd, LPC, NBCCH
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85704  (Online Only)
I have thirty-five years of professional experience with in-patient and outpatient settings. I served as clinical director for a behavioral health program in a state-wide agency for 19 years, was adjunct faculty/family therapy supervisor at the University of Arizona in the psychology department for 11 years, and a family therapy seminar lecturer in the department of psychiatry for seven years. I have presented at local, state,and national conferences as well as consulted and trained for multiple private and state agencies. I specialize in child and family therapy as well as adult and marital/couples issues.
I have thirty-five years of professional experience with in-patient and outpatient settings. I served as clinical director for a behavioral health program in a state-wide agency for 19 years, was adjunct faculty/family therapy supervisor at the University of Arizona in the psychology department for 11 years, and a family therapy seminar lecturer in the department of psychiatry for seven years. I have presented at local, state,and national conferences as well as consulted and trained for multiple private and state agencies. I specialize in child and family therapy as well as adult and marital/couples issues.
(520) 216-5733 View (520) 216-5733
Photo of Rachel Broome | Somatic Love And Healing, Licensed Professional Counselor in Tucson, AZ
Rachel Broome | Somatic Love And Healing
Licensed Professional Counselor, SEP, LPC-S, CCTP, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85715
Hello! Searching for a therapist is daunting, isn’t it? Phew. Congratulations on the decision to find a therapist to walk with you through one of the more difficult parts of being a human. I feel honored to be considered. I work with humans who have experienced trauma and/or nervous system dysregulation and are looking for relief. It’s entirely possible to feel relief, and have a life that feels more easeful. I am lucky to be able to work with humans who are searching for their healing and am amazed by our innate capacity for wholeness and authenticity. Reaching out can be a terrifying; I’m so proud of you for starting your journey.
Hello! Searching for a therapist is daunting, isn’t it? Phew. Congratulations on the decision to find a therapist to walk with you through one of the more difficult parts of being a human. I feel honored to be considered. I work with humans who have experienced trauma and/or nervous system dysregulation and are looking for relief. It’s entirely possible to feel relief, and have a life that feels more easeful. I am lucky to be able to work with humans who are searching for their healing and am amazed by our innate capacity for wholeness and authenticity. Reaching out can be a terrifying; I’m so proud of you for starting your journey.
(520) 389-6266 View (520) 389-6266
Photo of Kiki Carrie King, Marriage & Family Therapist in Tucson, AZ
Kiki Carrie King
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85704
Waitlist for new clients
Kiki King is a dynamic psychotherapist practicing in Arizona . She helps clients from around the globe. In her work with individuals and families she embraces a systemic approach to treatment. Kiki operates from a multicultural framework to facilitate change without blame. She provides coaching and counseling to those having difficulty navigating relational issues, addictions, life transitions and mental health concerns. Her passion for providing clinical and professional excellence is unmistakable.
Kiki King is a dynamic psychotherapist practicing in Arizona . She helps clients from around the globe. In her work with individuals and families she embraces a systemic approach to treatment. Kiki operates from a multicultural framework to facilitate change without blame. She provides coaching and counseling to those having difficulty navigating relational issues, addictions, life transitions and mental health concerns. Her passion for providing clinical and professional excellence is unmistakable.
(520) 214-2797 View (520) 214-2797
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Debra L. Kaplan
Counselor, MA, LPC, CSAT-S, PACT, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85712
I specialize in attachment trauma, sex and porn addiction, and financial therapy (money, work and financial disorders). I provide in-person and virtual sessions in Arizona, and teletherapy for Colorado based clients. I work with couples and individuals to resolve their life issues for increased well-being and life fulfillment. I am faculty for Dr. Patrick Carnes, CSAT Supervisor/ therapist for IITAP, and integrate the PACT approach for couples.
I specialize in attachment trauma, sex and porn addiction, and financial therapy (money, work and financial disorders). I provide in-person and virtual sessions in Arizona, and teletherapy for Colorado based clients. I work with couples and individuals to resolve their life issues for increased well-being and life fulfillment. I am faculty for Dr. Patrick Carnes, CSAT Supervisor/ therapist for IITAP, and integrate the PACT approach for couples.
(520) 203-1943 View (520) 203-1943
Photo of Steve Rosalik, Licensed Professional Counselor in Tucson, AZ
Steve Rosalik
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85716
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you need to do some healing or just want some help sorting yourself out, we can do that together. Anything from the very small (counseling) to the very large (trauma-focused psychotherapy with internal family systems or IFS), or doing energetic and somatic work (trauma and tension release exercises or TRE), I offer to follow or guide you on whatever journey you need to take. Part of this journey may be building skills or developing coping strategies. Another part may be forming a totally new relationship to whatever challenges you face, whether those challenges seem to be outside or inside of you.
Whether you need to do some healing or just want some help sorting yourself out, we can do that together. Anything from the very small (counseling) to the very large (trauma-focused psychotherapy with internal family systems or IFS), or doing energetic and somatic work (trauma and tension release exercises or TRE), I offer to follow or guide you on whatever journey you need to take. Part of this journey may be building skills or developing coping strategies. Another part may be forming a totally new relationship to whatever challenges you face, whether those challenges seem to be outside or inside of you.
(520) 591-9428 View (520) 591-9428
Photo of Susan Reese, Psychologist in Tucson, AZ
Susan Reese
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85718
With over 40 years of experience as a psychologist and an additional intensive training to become a psychoanalyst, I consider myself fortunate in that my professional life is also my passion. I'm immersed in the study and practice of insight oriented psychotherapy and psychoanalysis and am currently on the Board and Faculty of the Arizona Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. Additionally I'm an adjunct faculty member with an appointment at the level of Clinical Assistant Professor at Arizona Health Sciences Center. There I have been involved in the training and supervision of psychiatric residents for more than a decade.
With over 40 years of experience as a psychologist and an additional intensive training to become a psychoanalyst, I consider myself fortunate in that my professional life is also my passion. I'm immersed in the study and practice of insight oriented psychotherapy and psychoanalysis and am currently on the Board and Faculty of the Arizona Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. Additionally I'm an adjunct faculty member with an appointment at the level of Clinical Assistant Professor at Arizona Health Sciences Center. There I have been involved in the training and supervision of psychiatric residents for more than a decade.
(520) 299-7191 View (520) 299-7191
Photo of G Lynn Bonner, Licensed Professional Counselor in Tucson, AZ
G Lynn Bonner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, M Ed, LPC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85701
I am thrilled to reopen the doors of my private practice, as I was not able to counsel for several months. I missed the challenge and satisfaction of working with the courageous people who choose to question the status quo and risk change. Everyone whether single.married,gay (LGBTQ), straight,parents, grandparents, adolescents,overweight, underweight, addicted, sober, angry, anxious or depressed.........all are deserving of a safe place to be heard, explore, understand and to be understood. My goal is to exercise my experience and expertise to create and support each client’s safe place.
I am thrilled to reopen the doors of my private practice, as I was not able to counsel for several months. I missed the challenge and satisfaction of working with the courageous people who choose to question the status quo and risk change. Everyone whether single.married,gay (LGBTQ), straight,parents, grandparents, adolescents,overweight, underweight, addicted, sober, angry, anxious or depressed.........all are deserving of a safe place to be heard, explore, understand and to be understood. My goal is to exercise my experience and expertise to create and support each client’s safe place.
(520) 214-0572 View (520) 214-0572

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Tucson, AZ

900+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Tucson, AZ who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
80% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
67% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Aetna
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Tucson, AZ see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
18% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Tucson?

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.