Therapists in Kealakekua, HI

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Nancy K Bottorff
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Kealakekua, HI 96750  (Online Only)
Are you frustrated your life doesn't seem to go the way you want it to? Are your relationships unsatisfying? Do you struggle to feel good about yourself? Do you wrestle with fears and anxiety? Do you regularly feel down and have trouble being positive about life? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you're not alone. Anxiety, depression, self-doubt, and relationship problems are common reasons for seeking therapy. Our work will help you understand what is keeping you from the life you want and help you develop the skills you need to live more fully.
Are you frustrated your life doesn't seem to go the way you want it to? Are your relationships unsatisfying? Do you struggle to feel good about yourself? Do you wrestle with fears and anxiety? Do you regularly feel down and have trouble being positive about life? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you're not alone. Anxiety, depression, self-doubt, and relationship problems are common reasons for seeking therapy. Our work will help you understand what is keeping you from the life you want and help you develop the skills you need to live more fully.
(920) 567-6341 View (920) 567-6341
Photo of Denise Bradfield - Transformation Mentors, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Transformation Mentors
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kealakekua, HI 96750
I believe in starting where my client is and tailoring treatment around your needs. I can help you see your blocks and blast right through them. Let me help you to discover what makes you unique, what motivates you — and I will keep you inspired to reach your goals. I have done a lot of work on myself including being in therapy, so I have an unique understanding of the process of going through therapy. I live my life in a grateful abundant mindset and have taught so many of my clients to do the same with amazing results. Please feel free to reach out for any questions or to schedule a session today.
I believe in starting where my client is and tailoring treatment around your needs. I can help you see your blocks and blast right through them. Let me help you to discover what makes you unique, what motivates you — and I will keep you inspired to reach your goals. I have done a lot of work on myself including being in therapy, so I have an unique understanding of the process of going through therapy. I live my life in a grateful abundant mindset and have taught so many of my clients to do the same with amazing results. Please feel free to reach out for any questions or to schedule a session today.
(808) 482-6185 View (808) 482-6185
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Sabra Della Lucia LLC.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kealakekua, HI 96750
Each and every one of us deserve a healthy and balanced life. Let me be the one to help you get there. My experience has allowed me to see, first hand, the ability for change when empowerment and self-actualization are realized. With a background in mediation and conflict resolution, I am equipped to facilitate an array of issues in order to unlock the best you!
Each and every one of us deserve a healthy and balanced life. Let me be the one to help you get there. My experience has allowed me to see, first hand, the ability for change when empowerment and self-actualization are realized. With a background in mediation and conflict resolution, I am equipped to facilitate an array of issues in order to unlock the best you!
(808) 201-2953 View (808) 201-2953
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Calm and Collective Therapeutics
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Kealakekua, HI 96750
If you could find peace of mind, would you? Stress affects everyone and is a normal reaction to challenges at work, school, home, or even traumatic events.   Imagine a future of calm. Come join Calm and Collective HI - set goals, prioritize, stay connected, and discuss new approaches to manage stress - because no one is perfect, and we’ll show you how to remain calm.
If you could find peace of mind, would you? Stress affects everyone and is a normal reaction to challenges at work, school, home, or even traumatic events.   Imagine a future of calm. Come join Calm and Collective HI - set goals, prioritize, stay connected, and discuss new approaches to manage stress - because no one is perfect, and we’ll show you how to remain calm.
(808) 207-6412 View (808) 207-6412
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Summer L Eggleston
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CSAC, TFTdx
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kealakekua, HI 96750
Is something stressing or bothering you? Are there times when you feel like it's too much, that it's overwhelming? Trying to figure it out? Are you confused and don't know what to do? Have you wondered if talking to someone - a professional - it would help? Think you need more than just talking because you've experienced a trauma? I use a special technique, "Tapping" (The Original Comprehensive using all meridians Thought Field Therapy), that may help you move beyond the trauma or learn to get over it. I even got a girl pregnant with it! If you're having a rough time, you can feel better. I'd like to help.
Is something stressing or bothering you? Are there times when you feel like it's too much, that it's overwhelming? Trying to figure it out? Are you confused and don't know what to do? Have you wondered if talking to someone - a professional - it would help? Think you need more than just talking because you've experienced a trauma? I use a special technique, "Tapping" (The Original Comprehensive using all meridians Thought Field Therapy), that may help you move beyond the trauma or learn to get over it. I even got a girl pregnant with it! If you're having a rough time, you can feel better. I'd like to help.
(808) 731-1433 View (808) 731-1433
Photo of Rosana Knudson, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Rosana Knudson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kealakekua, HI 96750
My identification with two different cultures Chile and United States has helped me to have a wider perspective, broader understanding, a deeper commitment towards individuals and families of all ethnic backgrounds. I am committed to facilitate, to alleviate, to empower individuals, couples and families who are going through suffering and pain. With your motivation, cooperation, desire to heal, and willingness to help yourself, we can work together as a team for the benefit of your own well being as well as your family. This therapeutic relationship is between equals, based in cooperation, mutual trust and respect.
My identification with two different cultures Chile and United States has helped me to have a wider perspective, broader understanding, a deeper commitment towards individuals and families of all ethnic backgrounds. I am committed to facilitate, to alleviate, to empower individuals, couples and families who are going through suffering and pain. With your motivation, cooperation, desire to heal, and willingness to help yourself, we can work together as a team for the benefit of your own well being as well as your family. This therapeutic relationship is between equals, based in cooperation, mutual trust and respect.
(808) 640-7377 View (808) 640-7377
Photo of Ramona Estrada, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Ramona Estrada
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kealakekua, HI 96750
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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Wally Shrinski
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CSAC
Verified Verified
Kealakekua, HI 96750
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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Catherine Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kealakekua, HI 96750  (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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Kelly Lynn Donovan Senft
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, Ced, CLTMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kealakekua, HI 96750  (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 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 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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Paula Perkins
ATR, LMHC
Verified Verified
Kailua Kona, HI 96740  (Online Only)
Aloha! I am a credentialed Art Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Hawaii. I have experience working with all ages; children, adolescents, adults and families. Art is a universal language that communicates from the heart. Sometimes there are no words to express what is going on inside of us. The process of creating art provides an image, a piece of the puzzle of our life. When a series of images are put together, they tell a story. Whether the condition is depression or anxiety, a crisis, a traumatic event or a series of events, art therapy becomes a way to process, express and communicate your story.
Aloha! I am a credentialed Art Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Hawaii. I have experience working with all ages; children, adolescents, adults and families. Art is a universal language that communicates from the heart. Sometimes there are no words to express what is going on inside of us. The process of creating art provides an image, a piece of the puzzle of our life. When a series of images are put together, they tell a story. Whether the condition is depression or anxiety, a crisis, a traumatic event or a series of events, art therapy becomes a way to process, express and communicate your story.
(213) 772-5467 View (213) 772-5467
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Kirsten Westra
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LLC
Verified Verified
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Counseling therapy allows individuals/couples/families a safe and supportive environment to re-evaluate the possible impact past experiences have had on their lives, exploration of their present awareness, and reinvention of future potential. The therapeutic forum is designed to allow individuals their freedom of expression, beliefs and goals while being encouraged to reach for core issues that encourage growth, change and healing of the mind, body and soul.
Counseling therapy allows individuals/couples/families a safe and supportive environment to re-evaluate the possible impact past experiences have had on their lives, exploration of their present awareness, and reinvention of future potential. The therapeutic forum is designed to allow individuals their freedom of expression, beliefs and goals while being encouraged to reach for core issues that encourage growth, change and healing of the mind, body and soul.
(208) 647-4153 View (208) 647-4153
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Justin Larkin
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
A’ohe pu’u ki’eki’e ke ho’a’o ‘ia e pi’i - No cliff is so tall it cannot be climbed. The demands of the world feel exhausting on your physical and mental health. Your past experiences lead you to feel depressed and hopeless, or anxious and irritable. Your work performance may be dipping. Your family may be suffering. Your relationships may be strained. You're trying... You're ready for change! My goal is to provide you with a relationship that you can utilize for your own personal growth. No cliff is too tall!
A’ohe pu’u ki’eki’e ke ho’a’o ‘ia e pi’i - No cliff is so tall it cannot be climbed. The demands of the world feel exhausting on your physical and mental health. Your past experiences lead you to feel depressed and hopeless, or anxious and irritable. Your work performance may be dipping. Your family may be suffering. Your relationships may be strained. You're trying... You're ready for change! My goal is to provide you with a relationship that you can utilize for your own personal growth. No cliff is too tall!
(254) 556-4487 View (254) 556-4487
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Teje Aliberti
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Effective Talk Therapy for Individuals & Couples. Relationships are one of the most important aspects of our lives and yet they can be so problematic, stressful and confusing. Whether you are struggling with a partner, spouse, family member, child, parent or co-worker, it can be helpful to speak with a relationship specialist. Therapy Where You Need it. When You Need It. Dually Licensed and honored to be Serving all California and Hawaii Residents. Easy scheduling and reliable effective support. For quick online scheduling and additional information, please visit: www.TejeCounseling.com
Effective Talk Therapy for Individuals & Couples. Relationships are one of the most important aspects of our lives and yet they can be so problematic, stressful and confusing. Whether you are struggling with a partner, spouse, family member, child, parent or co-worker, it can be helpful to speak with a relationship specialist. Therapy Where You Need it. When You Need It. Dually Licensed and honored to be Serving all California and Hawaii Residents. Easy scheduling and reliable effective support. For quick online scheduling and additional information, please visit: www.TejeCounseling.com
(949) 234-6576 View (949) 234-6576
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Judy A Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kailua Kona, HI 96740  (Online Only)
I commend you for taking the first step in self-discovery and healing! I invite you to share your feelings and emerge with a "Lighter Heart." I want to hear YOUR story. Does the world often overwhelm you? Do you seem to "feel" things deeply or become easily emotional? Then you may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). HSPs are more prone to over-stimulation, depression, anxiety, addictions and relationship difficulties. As a Highly Sensitive therapist, I can help you to recognize the benefits and hardships of this trait, be more productive, have better relationships, and protect yourself from overwhelm.
I commend you for taking the first step in self-discovery and healing! I invite you to share your feelings and emerge with a "Lighter Heart." I want to hear YOUR story. Does the world often overwhelm you? Do you seem to "feel" things deeply or become easily emotional? Then you may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). HSPs are more prone to over-stimulation, depression, anxiety, addictions and relationship difficulties. As a Highly Sensitive therapist, I can help you to recognize the benefits and hardships of this trait, be more productive, have better relationships, and protect yourself from overwhelm.
(619) 735-7447 View (619) 735-7447
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Linda Purcell Satchell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
We all go through various trials during our lives and most of us don't want to burden our loved ones with our stress. It helps to get clear when we express our thoughts and feelings and are deeply heard. Being offered both reflection and alternate perspectives can help us to recognize that we do have more choices towards happiness than we imagined before.
We all go through various trials during our lives and most of us don't want to burden our loved ones with our stress. It helps to get clear when we express our thoughts and feelings and are deeply heard. Being offered both reflection and alternate perspectives can help us to recognize that we do have more choices towards happiness than we imagined before.
(808) 400-7235 View (808) 400-7235
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Mary Kay Lowe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Captain Cook, HI 96704
My name is Mary Kay. I am a seasoned Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who is passionate about helping my clients overcome, heal and grow from experiences and challenges they face. This provider resides in Hawaii. I typically work with clients motivated to work on areas they identify when entering therapy. These areas might include anxiety, depression, trauma-related experiences, verbal, physical, and or sexual abuse, spirituality, family issues, and building relationships with others. I work best with clients who prefer to work with a seasoned female therapist.
My name is Mary Kay. I am a seasoned Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who is passionate about helping my clients overcome, heal and grow from experiences and challenges they face. This provider resides in Hawaii. I typically work with clients motivated to work on areas they identify when entering therapy. These areas might include anxiety, depression, trauma-related experiences, verbal, physical, and or sexual abuse, spirituality, family issues, and building relationships with others. I work best with clients who prefer to work with a seasoned female therapist.
(606) 357-2175 View (606) 357-2175
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Diane Logan
Psychologist, PhD, CSAC
Verified Verified
Kailua Kona, HI 96740  (Online Only)
Not accepting 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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Julius Phillip Jones
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Captain Cook, HI 96704
Aloha, I'm Phillip My name is Phillip Jones and I'm a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Hawaii. Over the years I've worked with young adults, couples, middle-aged and our elders going through life transitions, amidst the crises and opportunities of life. My passion is helping people to find their calm and strong inner identity and move into the next phase of their life, career, or relationships with confidence in themselves and their personal strengths. I find that depression and anxiety are very prevalent in our society, and often are the foundation for other emotional and behavioral health issues that arise.
Aloha, I'm Phillip My name is Phillip Jones and I'm a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Hawaii. Over the years I've worked with young adults, couples, middle-aged and our elders going through life transitions, amidst the crises and opportunities of life. My passion is helping people to find their calm and strong inner identity and move into the next phase of their life, career, or relationships with confidence in themselves and their personal strengths. I find that depression and anxiety are very prevalent in our society, and often are the foundation for other emotional and behavioral health issues that arise.
(618) 621-2077 View (618) 621-2077
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John Mascaro
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, OIX
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Not accepting new clients
I believe that each of us has the ability to achieve our highest potential despite whatever path life has taken us. We move forward despite the difficulties presented to us along the way. Sometimes along this path we are faced with circumstances that make it difficult to cope. There are times when childhood experiences, hurtful interactions with others or horrific events can interrupt our present day functioning to create stress in our day-to-day living. For these and many other reasons, we lose our way and find ourselves off-track from the path that could lead us to our highest and best selves.
I believe that each of us has the ability to achieve our highest potential despite whatever path life has taken us. We move forward despite the difficulties presented to us along the way. Sometimes along this path we are faced with circumstances that make it difficult to cope. There are times when childhood experiences, hurtful interactions with others or horrific events can interrupt our present day functioning to create stress in our day-to-day living. For these and many other reasons, we lose our way and find ourselves off-track from the path that could lead us to our highest and best selves.
(808) 419-3563 View (808) 419-3563

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Number of Therapists in Kealakekua, HI

10+

Average cost per session

$163

Therapists in Kealakekua, HI who prioritize treating:

90% Depression
90% Trauma and PTSD
80% Anxiety
70% Anger Management
70% Behavioral Issues
60% Relationship Issues
60% Substance Use

Average years in practice

20 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
78% University Health Alliance
67% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Kealakekua, HI see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Kealakekua?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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