Therapists in Holualoa, HI

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Catherine Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Holualoa, HI 96725  (Online Only)
We all face life events that sometimes seem overwhelming. Discussing difficulties and possible solutions with a therapist will help you find ways to transform challenging life events into opportunities for growth. I am here to help you gain new insights into how you can create positive change in your life. Therapy is a collaborative process. We will work together to discover and build on your strengths while finding new solutions for problematic patterns. Visit catherinesmithlcsw.com to learn more about my approach to therapy. Additionally, I offer a coaching program to support women who are undergoing breast cancer treatment.
We all face life events that sometimes seem overwhelming. Discussing difficulties and possible solutions with a therapist will help you find ways to transform challenging life events into opportunities for growth. I am here to help you gain new insights into how you can create positive change in your life. Therapy is a collaborative process. We will work together to discover and build on your strengths while finding new solutions for problematic patterns. Visit catherinesmithlcsw.com to learn more about my approach to therapy. Additionally, I offer a coaching program to support women who are undergoing breast cancer treatment.
(808) 425-9440 View (808) 425-9440
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Keri Receiver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Holualoa, HI 96725
To Connect with Who You Truly Are is to experience peace, joy, and true happiness. Past relational or emotional trauma that isn’t investigated may also inhibit your ability to experience peace, joy and true happiness, as well as block your knowing of innate wholeness and perfection. Uninvestigated trauma can effect your health and wellbeing, personal growth, and the ability to have healthy relationships and/or work. When you look at past trauma, you can move old energy, unwind core beliefs that are disempowering or untrue, dissolve stories, and have profound and life-altering insights about your own behavior.
To Connect with Who You Truly Are is to experience peace, joy, and true happiness. Past relational or emotional trauma that isn’t investigated may also inhibit your ability to experience peace, joy and true happiness, as well as block your knowing of innate wholeness and perfection. Uninvestigated trauma can effect your health and wellbeing, personal growth, and the ability to have healthy relationships and/or work. When you look at past trauma, you can move old energy, unwind core beliefs that are disempowering or untrue, dissolve stories, and have profound and life-altering insights about your own behavior.
(844) 856-2326 View (844) 856-2326
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Ramona Estrada
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Holualoa, HI 96725
I believe that we all have the answers to our own problems, but may need help exploring and bringing them to light. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), I can assist with gaining new insights for positive self-growth in a warm and compassionate setting . I have over twenty years experience working with adolescents with behavioral challenges, adult severe and persistent illness, and addictions.
I believe that we all have the answers to our own problems, but may need help exploring and bringing them to light. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), I can assist with gaining new insights for positive self-growth in a warm and compassionate setting . I have over twenty years experience working with adolescents with behavioral challenges, adult severe and persistent illness, and addictions.
(808) 201-5247 View (808) 201-5247
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Heidemarie Koop
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Holualoa, HI 96725  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed with personal and/or professional challenges? Are you having problems with your relationships or at work? Is your child or adolescent exhibiting emotional and/or behavioral problems? Are you faced with challenging life-transitions? I offer a variety of modalities to work with individuals, couples and families who are experiencing the effects of trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, divorce, aging or other life issues.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with personal and/or professional challenges? Are you having problems with your relationships or at work? Is your child or adolescent exhibiting emotional and/or behavioral problems? Are you faced with challenging life-transitions? I offer a variety of modalities to work with individuals, couples and families who are experiencing the effects of trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, divorce, aging or other life issues.
(808) 670-1165 View (808) 670-1165
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Stephanie Daniels
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Holualoa, HI 96725
As a couples relationship counselor I have training working with couples who are severely distressed and are looking to find love and connection again. I treat a wide variety of concerns; infidelity, miscommunication, financial problems, depression, anxiety, aging, growing apart, and parenting teens. Many of these issues can leave relationships feeling hopeless. However restoration, healing and a future are possible. I also have extended training working with families, and individuals. As a systems therapist I focus treatment on what is causing the problem. Wholeness in relationships and for the individual is a goal I have for all of my clients.
As a couples relationship counselor I have training working with couples who are severely distressed and are looking to find love and connection again. I treat a wide variety of concerns; infidelity, miscommunication, financial problems, depression, anxiety, aging, growing apart, and parenting teens. Many of these issues can leave relationships feeling hopeless. However restoration, healing and a future are possible. I also have extended training working with families, and individuals. As a systems therapist I focus treatment on what is causing the problem. Wholeness in relationships and for the individual is a goal I have for all of my clients.
(808) 425-9256 View (808) 425-9256
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Wally Shrinski
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CSAC
Verified Verified
Holualoa, HI 96725
Thoughts create feelings, feelings create behaviors, behaviors reinforce thoughts. Everyone deserves to be happy, enjoy peace of mind, nurturing relationships, and a chance to live life to its fullest. My approach to challenges that you may be experiencing in life is person-centered, trauma focused, evidenced based practices with individuals, couples, and families.
Thoughts create feelings, feelings create behaviors, behaviors reinforce thoughts. Everyone deserves to be happy, enjoy peace of mind, nurturing relationships, and a chance to live life to its fullest. My approach to challenges that you may be experiencing in life is person-centered, trauma focused, evidenced based practices with individuals, couples, and families.
(808) 518-6509 View (808) 518-6509
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Vanessa Mount
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, LMHC, CST
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Holualoa, HI 96725
The path towards healing can be scary. Being vulnerable and honest with ourselves and with others can feel risky. However, this is a path that is rich and rewarding for the brave and courageous souls who are willing to embark on such a journey! It can be difficult to reach out, but if you are willing, I am happy to see how I can help. I would be honored to walk the path of healing alongside you!
The path towards healing can be scary. Being vulnerable and honest with ourselves and with others can feel risky. However, this is a path that is rich and rewarding for the brave and courageous souls who are willing to embark on such a journey! It can be difficult to reach out, but if you are willing, I am happy to see how I can help. I would be honored to walk the path of healing alongside you!
(808) 419-7962 View (808) 419-7962
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Amanda Jeffrey Platter
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Holualoa, HI 96725
Being our most resilient, healthy self is a process of acceptance and skill building. It is particularly hard when anger, sadness, and worry get in the way of connecting with others, advancing professionally, or maintaining health. It is important to have a safe place to process and solve life transitions without judgment. I utilize evidenced based psychotherapy and assessment to restore value based cognitions, mindfulness and healthy behaviors. Specialized treatment planning is the first stage of the process. Adults, adolescents, couples, and specialized assessment cases (ages 7 to 80+) are encouraged to schedule a consultation appointment.
Being our most resilient, healthy self is a process of acceptance and skill building. It is particularly hard when anger, sadness, and worry get in the way of connecting with others, advancing professionally, or maintaining health. It is important to have a safe place to process and solve life transitions without judgment. I utilize evidenced based psychotherapy and assessment to restore value based cognitions, mindfulness and healthy behaviors. Specialized treatment planning is the first stage of the process. Adults, adolescents, couples, and specialized assessment cases (ages 7 to 80+) are encouraged to schedule a consultation appointment.
(808) 201-0365 View (808) 201-0365
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Jan Fradenburg
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Holualoa, HI 96725
The clients I work with the best are adults who want to work on themselves and are open to personal growth and change. I encourage clients to clarify their life goals, and whether the choices they are making will get them to those goals. I specialize in working with clients who have issues in the areas of relationships, spirituality, work, gender roles, grief/loss, trauma, and sexual abuse. I use my expertise to support clients in finding their own answers to create their "personal best" life, while giving professional guidance and sharing personal wisdom to facilitate them in that success.
The clients I work with the best are adults who want to work on themselves and are open to personal growth and change. I encourage clients to clarify their life goals, and whether the choices they are making will get them to those goals. I specialize in working with clients who have issues in the areas of relationships, spirituality, work, gender roles, grief/loss, trauma, and sexual abuse. I use my expertise to support clients in finding their own answers to create their "personal best" life, while giving professional guidance and sharing personal wisdom to facilitate them in that success.
(808) 480-7937 View (808) 480-7937
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Katie Nova
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Holualoa, HI 96725
As a practicing psychologist for over 20 years I have been privileged to be part of my client's lives. I moved from San Diego to the Big Island of Hawaii in 1996. My specialties have changed and developed through the years. Now I specialize in the treatment of adults suffering from trauma, addiction related illness, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and coping with illness. I have a particular interest in women's issues including domestic violence, work/life balance, parenting young adults, and menopause. I work with women and men facing transition points in their lives as they create renewed meaning in life.
As a practicing psychologist for over 20 years I have been privileged to be part of my client's lives. I moved from San Diego to the Big Island of Hawaii in 1996. My specialties have changed and developed through the years. Now I specialize in the treatment of adults suffering from trauma, addiction related illness, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and coping with illness. I have a particular interest in women's issues including domestic violence, work/life balance, parenting young adults, and menopause. I work with women and men facing transition points in their lives as they create renewed meaning in life.
(808) 219-0837 View (808) 219-0837
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Kira Kolba
LPC Intern, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Holualoa, HI 96725
Life is full of challenges and opportunities. Sometimes it takes feeling understood and supported to find perspective that allows us to move forward with greater freedom and empowerment. I would love to help you with this process. Since the counseling relationship involves vulnerability and acceptance, it is important to find a “right fit” counselor. I will work to understand you and collaborate with you to help you reach your goals, and move into a space where you feel greater peace and hope.
Life is full of challenges and opportunities. Sometimes it takes feeling understood and supported to find perspective that allows us to move forward with greater freedom and empowerment. I would love to help you with this process. Since the counseling relationship involves vulnerability and acceptance, it is important to find a “right fit” counselor. I will work to understand you and collaborate with you to help you reach your goals, and move into a space where you feel greater peace and hope.
(608) 927-5681 View (608) 927-5681
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Kimberley Warnecke
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA
Verified Verified
Holualoa, HI 96725  (Online Only)
I was raised on the beautiful Big Island of Hawai’i and served for years as a high school teacher in Kona. I love working with youth and their families and decided to pursue a graduate degree in mental health counseling to serve this community’s youth in a different way. I specialize in working with children/ teens (ages 3-18) and their families, particularly those with a history of trauma. I believe long-term change happens within the family system, and I try to involve parents and caregivers consistently throughout the treatment process because of this.
I was raised on the beautiful Big Island of Hawai’i and served for years as a high school teacher in Kona. I love working with youth and their families and decided to pursue a graduate degree in mental health counseling to serve this community’s youth in a different way. I specialize in working with children/ teens (ages 3-18) and their families, particularly those with a history of trauma. I believe long-term change happens within the family system, and I try to involve parents and caregivers consistently throughout the treatment process because of this.
(970) 645-8521 View (970) 645-8521
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Caroline Motley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Holualoa, HI 96725  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Currently I am not accepting new clients, and have a waitlist, earliest availability will be July. I only work with women and nonbinary people. Life is not a neat package, I am here to help you unpack it , keep track of of it all, get rid of some of it, and keep some safe. At the core of my approach is the establishment of a trustworthy, unbiased space for clients. I aim to be a consistent and empathetic presence, helping process where you feel secure enough to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences without fear of judgment, or agenda. My role is to provide support, perspective, and self compassion.
Currently I am not accepting new clients, and have a waitlist, earliest availability will be July. I only work with women and nonbinary people. Life is not a neat package, I am here to help you unpack it , keep track of of it all, get rid of some of it, and keep some safe. At the core of my approach is the establishment of a trustworthy, unbiased space for clients. I aim to be a consistent and empathetic presence, helping process where you feel secure enough to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences without fear of judgment, or agenda. My role is to provide support, perspective, and self compassion.
(808) 201-1998 View (808) 201-1998
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Dr. Deepa Ram-Souza
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Holualoa, HI 96725  (Online Only)
Hello! When was the last time you looked into the mirror and the eyes staring back felt appreciated, seen, and heard? Most people spend years chasing after a cure for that pain - in therapy offices, churches, temples, gyms, bars, malls, and plastic surgery recovery rooms. Would you believe me if I told you there is no such cure and you certainly won’t find it in those locations, even if it existed? Would you be annoyed if I asked you to instead embrace that pain? Rather than curing it, I encourage my clients to harness its energy and make it purposeful. I am happy to report there is a method to the madness of embracing pain.
Hello! When was the last time you looked into the mirror and the eyes staring back felt appreciated, seen, and heard? Most people spend years chasing after a cure for that pain - in therapy offices, churches, temples, gyms, bars, malls, and plastic surgery recovery rooms. Would you believe me if I told you there is no such cure and you certainly won’t find it in those locations, even if it existed? Would you be annoyed if I asked you to instead embrace that pain? Rather than curing it, I encourage my clients to harness its energy and make it purposeful. I am happy to report there is a method to the madness of embracing pain.
(808) 427-2842 View (808) 427-2842
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Thomas J Jameson
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Holualoa, HI 96725
As the founder and owner of Thomas J. Jameson Family Counseling, LLC. I am a clinician with many years of direct experience working with individuals seeking solutions. I believe deeply in the potential of every person. I lead those I work with to the key that is already within themselves, and help them unlock what they already encompass.
As the founder and owner of Thomas J. Jameson Family Counseling, LLC. I am a clinician with many years of direct experience working with individuals seeking solutions. I believe deeply in the potential of every person. I lead those I work with to the key that is already within themselves, and help them unlock what they already encompass.
(808) 517-5581 View (808) 517-5581

More Therapists Nearby

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Diane Logan
Psychologist, PhD, CSAC
Verified Verified
Kailua Kona, HI 96740  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
We’re all doing the best we can. Our life experiences teach us how to see the world, and we develop tools to get us through certain situations. Those tools work great… until they don’t. We tend to struggle when our experiences change but our tools stay the same. My goal is to help you figure out what’s working and what’s not. Sometimes we have to review and update how we see the world. Sometimes we need to upgrade our tools and practice new skills. Whether you’re striving toward a dream or surviving a storm, therapy gives us a chance to tap into strengths and repair pukas for this stage of your journey.
We’re all doing the best we can. Our life experiences teach us how to see the world, and we develop tools to get us through certain situations. Those tools work great… until they don’t. We tend to struggle when our experiences change but our tools stay the same. My goal is to help you figure out what’s working and what’s not. Sometimes we have to review and update how we see the world. Sometimes we need to upgrade our tools and practice new skills. Whether you’re striving toward a dream or surviving a storm, therapy gives us a chance to tap into strengths and repair pukas for this stage of your journey.
(808) 650-7362 View (808) 650-7362
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Ho'oulu Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCSW, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Now accepting new patients with convenient hours available. Our clinicians at Ho'oulu Counseling, are trained and dedicated to helping clients grow, reduce stress, and improve their wellbeing and quality of life. We specialize in treating anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, life transitions, eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma, and parenting/youth issues. We assist individuals and families by talking through concerns and learning to restructure unhealthy patterns. We can help match you with one of our therapists that will best meet your needs.
Now accepting new patients with convenient hours available. Our clinicians at Ho'oulu Counseling, are trained and dedicated to helping clients grow, reduce stress, and improve their wellbeing and quality of life. We specialize in treating anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, life transitions, eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma, and parenting/youth issues. We assist individuals and families by talking through concerns and learning to restructure unhealthy patterns. We can help match you with one of our therapists that will best meet your needs.
(808) 465-3005 View (808) 465-3005
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Nancy Moreno-Derks PsyD, LMFT and Associates
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kailua Kona, HI 96740  (Online Only)
Now offering tele-therapy sessions. If you and your family are experiencing a challenging situation or if you want to make some changes in your life, as related to your relationships and may be looking for some help with figuring out where to start, let's talk. If life is getting harder and you lack motivation to make changes, we can talk about how making even small changes will help you get back on track. Together we'll figure out how to do this. I'm trained in cutting edge modalities such as EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Clinical Hypnosis and Brief Therapy.
Now offering tele-therapy sessions. If you and your family are experiencing a challenging situation or if you want to make some changes in your life, as related to your relationships and may be looking for some help with figuring out where to start, let's talk. If life is getting harder and you lack motivation to make changes, we can talk about how making even small changes will help you get back on track. Together we'll figure out how to do this. I'm trained in cutting edge modalities such as EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Clinical Hypnosis and Brief Therapy.
(808) 784-7993 View (808) 784-7993
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Natasha McCool
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAC
Verified Verified
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Today, more than ever, we are faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges on a personal, familial, communal, national, and global level. At best, it has caused us to reset our priorities, develop character, and engage in better self-care. At worst, we have experienced severe loss, often feeling isolated, alienated, and stuck. Perhaps depression and anxiety have encroached on every aspect of life, leaving interpersonal relationships significantly strained in an unparalleled way. Whatever the case, healing is possible with intentional action steered toward achieving a more fulfilling life, even in the face of adversity.
Today, more than ever, we are faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges on a personal, familial, communal, national, and global level. At best, it has caused us to reset our priorities, develop character, and engage in better self-care. At worst, we have experienced severe loss, often feeling isolated, alienated, and stuck. Perhaps depression and anxiety have encroached on every aspect of life, leaving interpersonal relationships significantly strained in an unparalleled way. Whatever the case, healing is possible with intentional action steered toward achieving a more fulfilling life, even in the face of adversity.
(410) 498-7663 View (410) 498-7663
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Nicole Shifflett, Olakino Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kailua Kona, HI 96740  (Online Only)
Finding the right therapist can be overwhelming. I understand it takes courage to be vulnerable, so I’ll meet you with compassion and a non-judgmental space for healing. A safe space for exploring your thoughts and feelings while being heard and understood. Our lived experiences can often burden us with feelings of hopelessness, worry, fear, shame, and guilt, or sometimes have us questioning our self-worth or purpose in life. You have worth and your needs matter and are deserving of individualized attention. Together, I will support you in processing what has you feeling stuck or in pain and interfering with your daily life.
Finding the right therapist can be overwhelming. I understand it takes courage to be vulnerable, so I’ll meet you with compassion and a non-judgmental space for healing. A safe space for exploring your thoughts and feelings while being heard and understood. Our lived experiences can often burden us with feelings of hopelessness, worry, fear, shame, and guilt, or sometimes have us questioning our self-worth or purpose in life. You have worth and your needs matter and are deserving of individualized attention. Together, I will support you in processing what has you feeling stuck or in pain and interfering with your daily life.
(808) 649-2776 View (808) 649-2776

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Holualoa, HI

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Holualoa, HI who prioritize treating:

87% Depression
87% Anxiety
87% Trauma and PTSD
80% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
73% Self Esteem
67% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Hawaii Medical Services Association
83% Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
75% University Health Alliance

How Therapists in Holualoa, HI see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Holualoa?

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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.