Therapists in Kailua Kona, HI

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Sophia Hoskins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Hi. My name is Sophia Hoskins, and I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My counseling style is pretty laid-back. I have been described as supportive, caring, and compassionate, with a pretty good sense of humor. I like to focus on identifying your strengths and helping you to maximize them to overcome your obstacles. I'm here to help you sort through the things that may be difficult right now and offer you a safe place to be open and honest without fear of judgment. I believe therapy is just support and everyone deserves support at some point in their lives.
Hi. My name is Sophia Hoskins, and I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My counseling style is pretty laid-back. I have been described as supportive, caring, and compassionate, with a pretty good sense of humor. I like to focus on identifying your strengths and helping you to maximize them to overcome your obstacles. I'm here to help you sort through the things that may be difficult right now and offer you a safe place to be open and honest without fear of judgment. I believe therapy is just support and everyone deserves support at some point in their lives.
(564) 333-0050 View (564) 333-0050
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Kristen Hale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Aloha, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been practicing for over 18 years. My approach to therapy is to build trusting relationships that allow for honesty and authenticity. I assist those I work with to recognize their natural potential, and innate gifts to move past unhealthy patterns and heal old wounds. In the work, we focus on acquiring tools to live in our ever changing world, developing new narratives and cultivating increased awareness. I specialize in trauma related conditions both current and in childhood, as well as depression, anxiety, self-harm, parenting, couples and family conflict.
Aloha, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been practicing for over 18 years. My approach to therapy is to build trusting relationships that allow for honesty and authenticity. I assist those I work with to recognize their natural potential, and innate gifts to move past unhealthy patterns and heal old wounds. In the work, we focus on acquiring tools to live in our ever changing world, developing new narratives and cultivating increased awareness. I specialize in trauma related conditions both current and in childhood, as well as depression, anxiety, self-harm, parenting, couples and family conflict.
(808) 793-4724 View (808) 793-4724
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Lisa Marcelino
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
My name is Lisa Marcelino, PhD, LMFT. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). I primarily use solution-focused and emotion-focused modalities to help clients suffering from trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, and bipolar disorder. I love helping others and making a difference. I have extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families suffering from trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, and relational issues.
My name is Lisa Marcelino, PhD, LMFT. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). I primarily use solution-focused and emotion-focused modalities to help clients suffering from trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, and bipolar disorder. I love helping others and making a difference. I have extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families suffering from trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, and relational issues.
(754) 208-0260 View (754) 208-0260
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Kelly Lynn Donovan Senft
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, Ced, CLTMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kailua Kona, HI 96740  (Online Only)
Could you benefit from some extra support so you can get back on track to focus on things that are important, so that you spend less time, energy and effort dealing with STRESS? Do you need a place to process things going on with you without the bias that can occur when talking to friends and family? The therapeutic setting can give you the opportunity to learn and grow. With these paradigm shifts, or new ways of approaching situations, individuals can often experience greater life satisfaction. I would enjoy the opportunity to accompany you on this journey.
Could you benefit from some extra support so you can get back on track to focus on things that are important, so that you spend less time, energy and effort dealing with STRESS? Do you need a place to process things going on with you without the bias that can occur when talking to friends and family? The therapeutic setting can give you the opportunity to learn and grow. With these paradigm shifts, or new ways of approaching situations, individuals can often experience greater life satisfaction. I would enjoy the opportunity to accompany you on this journey.
(855) 300-4607 View (855) 300-4607
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Ramona Estrada
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
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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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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Katrina Clark: Beyond Healing LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Not accepting new clients
It takes courage to reach out for support. No matter where you're at on your journey, know that every part of you is welcome here. Over the years as a clinician, I've had the honor of helping hundreds of clients recover from the effects of stress, anxiety, depression and trauma. My mission is to help you understand and heal the root of your struggles so that you can connect to the things that are most important to you in life. I offer EMDR Intensive therapy as well as a limited amount of individual sessions.
It takes courage to reach out for support. No matter where you're at on your journey, know that every part of you is welcome here. Over the years as a clinician, I've had the honor of helping hundreds of clients recover from the effects of stress, anxiety, depression and trauma. My mission is to help you understand and heal the root of your struggles so that you can connect to the things that are most important to you in life. I offer EMDR Intensive therapy as well as a limited amount of individual sessions.
(808) 342-4568 View (808) 342-4568
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Inner Calm Psychological Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MA, MS, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
We long to be seen, heard, and loved for who we truly are. Attachments to our truth is reflected in the way we feel about ourselves. Good therapy offers a path for removing the blocks that keep our true selves small and hidden. With a commitment to your authentic self you can connect to the pure light that is within you. The change that you experience will be deep, lasting and real in ways you’d never imagine after years of being alone. Imagine the change you seek now and together we will look back and we will look forward- All that’s required is your presence. Mahalo for your consideration!
We long to be seen, heard, and loved for who we truly are. Attachments to our truth is reflected in the way we feel about ourselves. Good therapy offers a path for removing the blocks that keep our true selves small and hidden. With a commitment to your authentic self you can connect to the pure light that is within you. The change that you experience will be deep, lasting and real in ways you’d never imagine after years of being alone. Imagine the change you seek now and together we will look back and we will look forward- All that’s required is your presence. Mahalo for your consideration!
(808) 358-7363 View (808) 358-7363
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Scott Ginoza
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
I was born and raised on Oahu. I studied psychology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and received my master’s in counseling from Chaminade University. I been licensed as a counselor in the state of Hawaii since 2011. I realize that no two people are the same and as such I tailor my therapy to meet the specific needs of my clients. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression or another issue, I hope to help clients find a healthier way of living.
I was born and raised on Oahu. I studied psychology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and received my master’s in counseling from Chaminade University. I been licensed as a counselor in the state of Hawaii since 2011. I realize that no two people are the same and as such I tailor my therapy to meet the specific needs of my clients. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression or another issue, I hope to help clients find a healthier way of living.
(516) 689-7774 View (516) 689-7774
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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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Maya Asidon
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS MFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kailua Kona, HI 96745  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed with the demands of life? Do you have a lot on your plate and struggle to find time for your needs? Are you looking for ways to fill your cup and feel like yourself again? Let’s explore and find solutions that are right for you.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with the demands of life? Do you have a lot on your plate and struggle to find time for your needs? Are you looking for ways to fill your cup and feel like yourself again? Let’s explore and find solutions that are right for you.
(828) 426-5390 View (828) 426-5390
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Alison Steiner
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
As a clinical psychologist, I have a broad base of training and experience working with individuals seeking help with a wide range of clinical issues as well as life transitions and personal growth. I emphasize an open, trusting, non-judgmental, and collaborative process. From a practical approach comes a goal of transformation: allowing for new patterns of thought and behavior, and a more balanced and flourishing life.
As a clinical psychologist, I have a broad base of training and experience working with individuals seeking help with a wide range of clinical issues as well as life transitions and personal growth. I emphasize an open, trusting, non-judgmental, and collaborative process. From a practical approach comes a goal of transformation: allowing for new patterns of thought and behavior, and a more balanced and flourishing life.
(808) 784-7928 View (808) 784-7928
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Katie Nova
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
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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Shelley Shane
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Kailua Kona, HI 96745  (Online Only)
Do you sometimes feel an underlying sense of anxiety, unease or overwhelm? Do you sometimes wonder why you react or respond in certain ways to certain types of situations? You are not alone! Current experiences sometimes release responses that we developed earlier in our lives. We may have needed them at the time, but there may be a better way. It may be time to help those parts update to respond in ways that are more appropriate at your current stage of life. Let's start from a place of lovingkindness, forgiveness and compassion...for yourself as well as for others.
Do you sometimes feel an underlying sense of anxiety, unease or overwhelm? Do you sometimes wonder why you react or respond in certain ways to certain types of situations? You are not alone! Current experiences sometimes release responses that we developed earlier in our lives. We may have needed them at the time, but there may be a better way. It may be time to help those parts update to respond in ways that are more appropriate at your current stage of life. Let's start from a place of lovingkindness, forgiveness and compassion...for yourself as well as for others.
(808) 895-0090 View (808) 895-0090
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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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Damien Young
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CCTP
Verified Verified
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
I believe that beneath every symptom that creates our suffering is a wise, healthy, and whole Self yearning to break free of old shackles and guide us home to the person we are meant to be. In this way, I help clients to reconceptualize their issues as road signs that are guiding them on their path of healing; just the same way that physical symptoms like a fever or ache directs us to an ailment that needs addressing, so too do psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, or addictions, point to a deeper underlying wound that is calling to be healed. Our goal is to not simply survive, but thrive.
I believe that beneath every symptom that creates our suffering is a wise, healthy, and whole Self yearning to break free of old shackles and guide us home to the person we are meant to be. In this way, I help clients to reconceptualize their issues as road signs that are guiding them on their path of healing; just the same way that physical symptoms like a fever or ache directs us to an ailment that needs addressing, so too do psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, or addictions, point to a deeper underlying wound that is calling to be healed. Our goal is to not simply survive, but thrive.
(808) 825-4214 View (808) 825-4214
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Amanda Jeffrey Platter
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
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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Christina McKay
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. We all face challenges throughout our lives, whether in family conflicts, relationships, life transitions, or difficulties in managing our emotions. Seeking help can be the first step in making a change in your life. Because each client / client system is unique, I believe in providing a thorough assessment process before creating an individualized treatment plan. I am rooted in person centered therapy and believe that the client is the expert of their own life. I am trained in family systems, CBT, DBT, and Internal Family Systems.
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. We all face challenges throughout our lives, whether in family conflicts, relationships, life transitions, or difficulties in managing our emotions. Seeking help can be the first step in making a change in your life. Because each client / client system is unique, I believe in providing a thorough assessment process before creating an individualized treatment plan. I am rooted in person centered therapy and believe that the client is the expert of their own life. I am trained in family systems, CBT, DBT, and Internal Family Systems.
(516) 689-7626 View (516) 689-7626
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Ki Eun Jeon
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MHC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
한국어를 아주 잘함  (Fluent in Korean). One of my greatest strengths as a counselor is my ability to always hold hope for my clients as I walk alongside them in the process of their healing. I use a humanistic approach to create a safe environment built upon warmth, acceptance, and respect, free of judgment. My clients find that they are able to trust in our therapeutic relationship and appreciate my ability to be present, reflect genuine care, and truly listen.
한국어를 아주 잘함  (Fluent in Korean). One of my greatest strengths as a counselor is my ability to always hold hope for my clients as I walk alongside them in the process of their healing. I use a humanistic approach to create a safe environment built upon warmth, acceptance, and respect, free of judgment. My clients find that they are able to trust in our therapeutic relationship and appreciate my ability to be present, reflect genuine care, and truly listen.
(808) 862-6726 View (808) 862-6726

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Number of Therapists in Kailua Kona, HI

80+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Kailua Kona, HI who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
76% Coping Skills
75% Trauma and PTSD
73% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Hawaii Medical Services Association
52% Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
46% University Health Alliance

How Therapists in Kailua Kona, HI see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Kailua Kona?

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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.