Therapists in Laie, HI

Photo of Sheyanne Petrovich, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Laie, HI
Sheyanne Petrovich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Laie, HI 96762
Waitlist for new clients
Feeling in a rut like you cannot move forward from your past experiences? I am here to help you rediscover meaning and purpose within your life. My approach to psychotherapy begins with starting where you are in your journey. I use a variety of different trauma informed modalities and interventions to create a holistic and intuitive approach to healing. I provide an open and safe environment for you to share your stories, frustrations and worries. We will work through past experiences, help you move forward and heal while setting new goals and intentions to allow you to move safely and confidently into your future.
Feeling in a rut like you cannot move forward from your past experiences? I am here to help you rediscover meaning and purpose within your life. My approach to psychotherapy begins with starting where you are in your journey. I use a variety of different trauma informed modalities and interventions to create a holistic and intuitive approach to healing. I provide an open and safe environment for you to share your stories, frustrations and worries. We will work through past experiences, help you move forward and heal while setting new goals and intentions to allow you to move safely and confidently into your future.
View
Photo of Taylor Pierce, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Laie, HI
Taylor Pierce
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, CSW, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Laie, HI 96762
Trauma can be confusing and debilitating, leaving you with diminished happiness, feelings of helplessness, or an ongoing sense of threat. It's exhausting to experience unexplainable outbursts, uncontrollable crying, anxiety, or irritability. It can interfere with maintaining close relationships as you feel numb, detached, and isolated. You may be easily startled or frightened, feeling on guard, experiencing flashbacks, nightmares, or uncontrollable thoughts. Do you have trouble sleeping, concentrating, or overwhelming guilt or shame? My practice is dedicated to supporting those who are ready and committed to the process of healing.
Trauma can be confusing and debilitating, leaving you with diminished happiness, feelings of helplessness, or an ongoing sense of threat. It's exhausting to experience unexplainable outbursts, uncontrollable crying, anxiety, or irritability. It can interfere with maintaining close relationships as you feel numb, detached, and isolated. You may be easily startled or frightened, feeling on guard, experiencing flashbacks, nightmares, or uncontrollable thoughts. Do you have trouble sleeping, concentrating, or overwhelming guilt or shame? My practice is dedicated to supporting those who are ready and committed to the process of healing.
View
Photo of Connor Parker, Counselor in Laie, HI
Connor Parker
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Laie, HI 96762
Not accepting new clients
Your child is struggling and you’re not sure how to help. You’ve tried talking to them hundreds of times but it isn’t working. It’s so hard to stay consistent when there are so many different things going on. You feel frustrated and exhausted from the chaos. You worry about your child at school, and then you’re overwhelmed with parenthood when they come home. Sometimes you nag too much, and start to yell, then you feel guilty. Morning and bedtime routines seem impossible, the kids are arguing and tantrumming, and you're drained. If you’d like to manage parenthood with ease, it is time to try something new. Let’s work together.
Your child is struggling and you’re not sure how to help. You’ve tried talking to them hundreds of times but it isn’t working. It’s so hard to stay consistent when there are so many different things going on. You feel frustrated and exhausted from the chaos. You worry about your child at school, and then you’re overwhelmed with parenthood when they come home. Sometimes you nag too much, and start to yell, then you feel guilty. Morning and bedtime routines seem impossible, the kids are arguing and tantrumming, and you're drained. If you’d like to manage parenthood with ease, it is time to try something new. Let’s work together.
(808) 215-4214 View (808) 215-4214

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Nikki Oishi, Marriage & Family Therapist in Laie, HI
Nikki Oishi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Haleiwa, HI 96712
Reaching out for support can be one of the hardest decisions to make for yourself. Maybe you are used to putting everyone else's need before your own. I'm glad that you have made it this far. Maybe you are struggling with over thinking, constant worry, or feel overwhelmed and would like to feel more at peace. Maybe you feel shut down and detached from your own emotions and would like to feel more present. I have been working in the Behavioral Health field for over 20 years and have seen the healing benefits of therapy and encourage you to take that first step in showing up for yourself.
Reaching out for support can be one of the hardest decisions to make for yourself. Maybe you are used to putting everyone else's need before your own. I'm glad that you have made it this far. Maybe you are struggling with over thinking, constant worry, or feel overwhelmed and would like to feel more at peace. Maybe you feel shut down and detached from your own emotions and would like to feel more present. I have been working in the Behavioral Health field for over 20 years and have seen the healing benefits of therapy and encourage you to take that first step in showing up for yourself.
(808) 419-7951 View (808) 419-7951
Photo of Julie Cohen, Marriage & Family Therapist in Laie, HI
Julie Cohen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Haleiwa, HI 96712
My approach to therapy is based on developing a genuine connection with each client and a sincere curiosity about each person's unique strengths and challenges. My background spans twenty years of assisting people experiencing anxiety/depression, trauma, relationship or family issues, military, and substance abuse/dependence. I provide counseling to clients that are interested in increasing both harmony and stability in their lives. Through the supportive space of a session, clients have an opportunity to awaken to parts of themselves not previously aware of. Therapy has always resonated as a calling for me and not just a career.
My approach to therapy is based on developing a genuine connection with each client and a sincere curiosity about each person's unique strengths and challenges. My background spans twenty years of assisting people experiencing anxiety/depression, trauma, relationship or family issues, military, and substance abuse/dependence. I provide counseling to clients that are interested in increasing both harmony and stability in their lives. Through the supportive space of a session, clients have an opportunity to awaken to parts of themselves not previously aware of. Therapy has always resonated as a calling for me and not just a career.
(808) 427-3460 View (808) 427-3460
Photo of Danielle Kassouf, Psychologist in Laie, HI
Danielle Kassouf
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Kaaawa, HI 96730
There is hope for a more meaningful, satisfying life. No matter what your circumstances are, know that you are not alone in your suffering. As humans, we all feel overwhelmed by stress, depression, anxiety, body image issues, or pressures to perform in school or work. Therapy can help! Using a warm and active approach, I help you feel at ease while gently facilitating change and growth. I help identify your unique strengths and empower you to build confidence and self-worth. Together we can reduce suffering and increase resiliency.
There is hope for a more meaningful, satisfying life. No matter what your circumstances are, know that you are not alone in your suffering. As humans, we all feel overwhelmed by stress, depression, anxiety, body image issues, or pressures to perform in school or work. Therapy can help! Using a warm and active approach, I help you feel at ease while gently facilitating change and growth. I help identify your unique strengths and empower you to build confidence and self-worth. Together we can reduce suffering and increase resiliency.
(415) 582-4255 View (415) 582-4255
Photo of Elizabeth J Rago, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Laie, HI
Elizabeth J Rago
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Kahuku, HI 96731  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling with painful memories? Depression, anxiety, anger? Self-harm or thoughts of suicide? With over 15 years of experience, my love and commitment to this work has grown exponentially. I work with people from many cultures and from many difficult circumstances offering a warm and safe environment for you to discuss matters of the heart, experiences that have been painful, and circumstances that have been the cause of shame and anger. I offer support in your efforts to gain insight and clarity, to problem solve, and to learn and practice skills so you can effectively navigate the sometimes unjust complexities of life.
Are you struggling with painful memories? Depression, anxiety, anger? Self-harm or thoughts of suicide? With over 15 years of experience, my love and commitment to this work has grown exponentially. I work with people from many cultures and from many difficult circumstances offering a warm and safe environment for you to discuss matters of the heart, experiences that have been painful, and circumstances that have been the cause of shame and anger. I offer support in your efforts to gain insight and clarity, to problem solve, and to learn and practice skills so you can effectively navigate the sometimes unjust complexities of life.
(808) 353-5373 View (808) 353-5373
Photo of Amanda Ford, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Laie, HI
Amanda Ford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified
Haleiwa, HI 96712  (Online Only)
I believe in using mindfulness and meditation as a tool to help clients develop a mind-body connection to support resilience and healing. I have found the best approach is finding a holistic model that works for each individual. I hope to create a warm, safe and non-judgmental space when working with clients. I feel it is an honor to help anyone who has decided they want help. I am dedicated to helping clients find inner peace and the tools needed to navigate life and improve thier interpersonal relationships.
I believe in using mindfulness and meditation as a tool to help clients develop a mind-body connection to support resilience and healing. I have found the best approach is finding a holistic model that works for each individual. I hope to create a warm, safe and non-judgmental space when working with clients. I feel it is an honor to help anyone who has decided they want help. I am dedicated to helping clients find inner peace and the tools needed to navigate life and improve thier interpersonal relationships.
(808) 468-7890 View (808) 468-7890
Photo of Dr. Stephanie Bathurst, Marriage & Family Therapist in Laie, HI
Dr. Stephanie Bathurst
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LCMFT, CKCT, CPLC, CIMHP
Verified
Haleiwa, HI 96712
As a PhD Sexologist and award-winning Therapist, my passion is rebuilding connection and intimacy for couples or multi-person partnerships who have lost one another. I am a Certified Integrative Medicine Specialist for Mental Health. I offer a holistic and herbal approach to treating mental health disorders while eclectically integrating traditional treatment models that are evidence-based for a whole-system approach that amplifies effect. LCMFT licensed in MD, VA, HI, FL! Clinical Coaching and alternative healing offering in other states. Trained in the following: EF-cT, Gottman, EMDR, NVC, CBT, Mindfulness, Sex Therapy, Tapping
As a PhD Sexologist and award-winning Therapist, my passion is rebuilding connection and intimacy for couples or multi-person partnerships who have lost one another. I am a Certified Integrative Medicine Specialist for Mental Health. I offer a holistic and herbal approach to treating mental health disorders while eclectically integrating traditional treatment models that are evidence-based for a whole-system approach that amplifies effect. LCMFT licensed in MD, VA, HI, FL! Clinical Coaching and alternative healing offering in other states. Trained in the following: EF-cT, Gottman, EMDR, NVC, CBT, Mindfulness, Sex Therapy, Tapping
(808) 736-6448 View (808) 736-6448
Photo of Carter G Piers, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Laie, HI
Carter G Piers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC
Verified
Haleiwa, HI 96712  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
There is a popular Lao Tsu quote that says, "Knowing others is wisdom, but knowing yourself is enlightenment." Without intentionally reflecting and looking inwards it becomes difficult to stay present and even keeled. Using current evidenced based practices my goal is to help you rediscover yourself and alleviate some of the barriers like (but not limited to) depression, anxiety or intrusive thoughts, substance abuse, family/marital issues and anger problems that are keeping you from truly being present, knowing yourself, and investing fully into meaningful relationships with those around you.
There is a popular Lao Tsu quote that says, "Knowing others is wisdom, but knowing yourself is enlightenment." Without intentionally reflecting and looking inwards it becomes difficult to stay present and even keeled. Using current evidenced based practices my goal is to help you rediscover yourself and alleviate some of the barriers like (but not limited to) depression, anxiety or intrusive thoughts, substance abuse, family/marital issues and anger problems that are keeping you from truly being present, knowing yourself, and investing fully into meaningful relationships with those around you.
(808) 204-4660 View (808) 204-4660
Photo of Chris M Parker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Laie, HI
Chris M Parker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Haleiwa, HI 96712
I enjoy helping my clients build on their strengths to achieve the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. I am passionate about empowering clients through a strong therapeutic relationship and fostering a supportive, non-judgmental environment that enables clients to address personal life challenges effectively. The most common problems my clients struggle with include mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder, as well as substance abuse issues. My clients may also be dealing with life transitions, family conflicts, relationship issues, and trauma.
I enjoy helping my clients build on their strengths to achieve the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. I am passionate about empowering clients through a strong therapeutic relationship and fostering a supportive, non-judgmental environment that enables clients to address personal life challenges effectively. The most common problems my clients struggle with include mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder, as well as substance abuse issues. My clients may also be dealing with life transitions, family conflicts, relationship issues, and trauma.
(808) 494-6066 View (808) 494-6066
Photo of Genotra D Brown, Counselor in Laie, HI
Genotra D Brown
Counselor, MSCP, LMHC, LCPC
Verified
Haleiwa, HI 96712
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed mental health therapist. My approaches are both solution-focused and client-centered, anchored by psychodynamic and interpersonal theory. I am committed to providing high-quality, evidence-based, cognitive behavioral treatment for adult and adolescent clients who are living with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, crisis and trauma, and addictive behaviors. I view psychotherapy as an empowering and collaborative process between myself and my clients to achieve optimal mental health and emotional balance.
I am a licensed mental health therapist. My approaches are both solution-focused and client-centered, anchored by psychodynamic and interpersonal theory. I am committed to providing high-quality, evidence-based, cognitive behavioral treatment for adult and adolescent clients who are living with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, crisis and trauma, and addictive behaviors. I view psychotherapy as an empowering and collaborative process between myself and my clients to achieve optimal mental health and emotional balance.
View
Photo of Dr. Tamela R. Sadler, Psychologist in Laie, HI
Dr. Tamela R. Sadler
Psychologist, PhD, LP - TN, LP - HI, PSYPACT
Verified
Kaaawa, HI 96730  (Online Only)
Have you been struggling with work stress, relationship stress, or just life stress? Has your mood not been where you would like for it to be? Do you need support in learning other ways to manage life and life stress? I have over twenty years of experience in working with both acute and chronic stressors. I help clients get from where they are to where they would like to be using talk therapy, behavioral modification, and cognitive strategies to see the world from new perspectives. Let's connect!
Have you been struggling with work stress, relationship stress, or just life stress? Has your mood not been where you would like for it to be? Do you need support in learning other ways to manage life and life stress? I have over twenty years of experience in working with both acute and chronic stressors. I help clients get from where they are to where they would like to be using talk therapy, behavioral modification, and cognitive strategies to see the world from new perspectives. Let's connect!
(931) 208-5842 View (931) 208-5842
Kellie L Johnsen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hauula, HI 96717  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
You and your family have sacrificed a lot for your career and it has taken a toll on your relationship. You have given up time together, delt with unpredictable schedules, the stresses of moving, and probably isolation. Maybe you were pressured to get married before you’re were ready or maybe you are in a long-distance relationship. Your job is demanding and support may or may not be available. If you are like most, you don’t want everyone knowing your business but you do want to honor your commitments and create a fulfilling, happy relationship.
You and your family have sacrificed a lot for your career and it has taken a toll on your relationship. You have given up time together, delt with unpredictable schedules, the stresses of moving, and probably isolation. Maybe you were pressured to get married before you’re were ready or maybe you are in a long-distance relationship. Your job is demanding and support may or may not be available. If you are like most, you don’t want everyone knowing your business but you do want to honor your commitments and create a fulfilling, happy relationship.
(808) 353-4692 View (808) 353-4692
Photo of Momi DaMate, Marriage & Family Therapist in Laie, HI
Momi DaMate
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT 741
Verified
Haleiwa, HI 96712
Not accepting new clients
Is your child struggling with peers or following the rules? Are you in a relationship and not satisfied? Have you felt down or worried lately and would like to talk? I am here to help! I have experience working with pre-teens, teens, and adults, who are struggling with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, and emotional dysregulation.
Is your child struggling with peers or following the rules? Are you in a relationship and not satisfied? Have you felt down or worried lately and would like to talk? I am here to help! I have experience working with pre-teens, teens, and adults, who are struggling with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, and emotional dysregulation.
(808) 862-6672 View (808) 862-6672
Photo of Martena Rachel Wilson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Laie, HI
Martena Rachel Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kahuku, HI 96731  (Online Only)
Recognizing the immense potential for combining traditional therapy with holistic approaches, I combine mindfulness and somatic experiencing into my therapy sessions. By creating a safe and nurturing space, I encourage my clients to explore their inner landscape, cultivating a deep sense of self-awareness and self-compassion.
Recognizing the immense potential for combining traditional therapy with holistic approaches, I combine mindfulness and somatic experiencing into my therapy sessions. By creating a safe and nurturing space, I encourage my clients to explore their inner landscape, cultivating a deep sense of self-awareness and self-compassion.
(808) 862-6195 View (808) 862-6195
Photo of Cynthia F Tucker, Psychologist in Laie, HI
Cynthia F Tucker
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Haleiwa, HI 96712  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Aloha and Welcome! I have 25+ years of experience helping clients with relationship issues, work related issues or simply coping with mood swings, anxiety, social anxiety, depression, trauma (past or current), changes in the family system. Therapy sessions often help to find new ways in which to view problems, different outcomes, new and improved communication skills for improved relationships, as well as ways to understand and manage stress, anxiety or depression. If you need a space to talk about a past, or current trauma, relationship, or other ongoing situations, please feel free to contact me.
Aloha and Welcome! I have 25+ years of experience helping clients with relationship issues, work related issues or simply coping with mood swings, anxiety, social anxiety, depression, trauma (past or current), changes in the family system. Therapy sessions often help to find new ways in which to view problems, different outcomes, new and improved communication skills for improved relationships, as well as ways to understand and manage stress, anxiety or depression. If you need a space to talk about a past, or current trauma, relationship, or other ongoing situations, please feel free to contact me.
(808) 227-1881 View (808) 227-1881
Photo of Duane F Barone, Counselor in Laie, HI
Duane F Barone
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Kaaawa, HI 96730
With two decades of working with court-ordered clients needing to address anger management and relationship violence, I help individuals and couples understand how their childhood and adolescent experiences effect their approach to marriage and families. Changes cannot be made until we understand our baggage, why it gets us triggered, and how to deal with it positively within your relationship. I love helping individuals identify and understand the pieces of their puzzles. I approach counseling to teach clients about Relationships 101, which I refer to as “common sense made obvious.” I help clients to re-write their “programs.”
With two decades of working with court-ordered clients needing to address anger management and relationship violence, I help individuals and couples understand how their childhood and adolescent experiences effect their approach to marriage and families. Changes cannot be made until we understand our baggage, why it gets us triggered, and how to deal with it positively within your relationship. I love helping individuals identify and understand the pieces of their puzzles. I approach counseling to teach clients about Relationships 101, which I refer to as “common sense made obvious.” I help clients to re-write their “programs.”
(808) 746-3439 View (808) 746-3439
Photo of Erin Kilbury, Counselor in Laie, HI
Erin Kilbury
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Haleiwa, HI 96712  (Online Only)
Many of us weren't handed a complete toolbox for navigating life's challenges or didn't have models for maintaining satisfying relationships. When it comes to emotional disorders and relational issues people often delay getting the help they deserve for many years. This can perpetuate or prolong painful experiences such as depression, anxiety, and loneliness. It may leave couples feeling gridlocked with perpetual issues, frustrated, and misunderstood. Therapy can help us develop the skills to live an anti-depressant life, cope with (even reduce) anxiety, process regrettable events, cultivate meaningful relationships, and much more.
Many of us weren't handed a complete toolbox for navigating life's challenges or didn't have models for maintaining satisfying relationships. When it comes to emotional disorders and relational issues people often delay getting the help they deserve for many years. This can perpetuate or prolong painful experiences such as depression, anxiety, and loneliness. It may leave couples feeling gridlocked with perpetual issues, frustrated, and misunderstood. Therapy can help us develop the skills to live an anti-depressant life, cope with (even reduce) anxiety, process regrettable events, cultivate meaningful relationships, and much more.
(808) 556-8216 View (808) 556-8216
Photo of Jennifer Bojanowski, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Laie, HI
Jennifer Bojanowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MS, CGC
Verified
Haleiwa, HI 96712  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Whether it's your first experience with therapy or your fifth, you're feeling ready to navigate barriers and locate resources to create the life you envision. At your core you have the confidence, creativity, and compassion to make the changes you want. You also know the journey inward isn't easy, and having a traveling companion can be empowering.
Whether it's your first experience with therapy or your fifth, you're feeling ready to navigate barriers and locate resources to create the life you envision. At your core you have the confidence, creativity, and compassion to make the changes you want. You also know the journey inward isn't easy, and having a traveling companion can be empowering.
(808) 758-5489 View (808) 758-5489

See more therapy options for Laie

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Laie, HI

< 10

Therapists in Laie, HI who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Grief
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Divorce
100% Adoption
100% Domestic Violence
100% Sexual Abuse

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Hawaii Medical Services Association
33% BlueCross and BlueShield
33% Other

How Therapists in Laie, HI see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Laie?

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

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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