Therapists in Delaware County, IA

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Photo of Stefanie Dingbaum, LISW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Stefanie Dingbaum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Manchester, IA 52057
I firmly believe in order to experience true healing in life one must start by discovering the underlying root cause of their pain, stress, or trauma and ultimately working through those areas. I don’t believe in quick band-aid fixes or short-and-sweet solutions. I strive to first build a firm foundation together, built with mutual trust and commitment; knowing the path to healing is not usually linear. I also want you to believe you are resilient enough to come out of any obstacle stronger than when you started. What I strive for in every client interaction is you feeling heard, understood, and accepted just as you are.
I firmly believe in order to experience true healing in life one must start by discovering the underlying root cause of their pain, stress, or trauma and ultimately working through those areas. I don’t believe in quick band-aid fixes or short-and-sweet solutions. I strive to first build a firm foundation together, built with mutual trust and commitment; knowing the path to healing is not usually linear. I also want you to believe you are resilient enough to come out of any obstacle stronger than when you started. What I strive for in every client interaction is you feeling heard, understood, and accepted just as you are.
(563) 674-6012 View (563) 674-6012
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Colleen R Kuhse-Portzline
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester, IA 52057
Waitlist for new clients
Hi. I am Colleen Kuhse-Portzline. I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. More specifically, I’m a therapist who is passionate about helping people navigate life’s twists and turns. Are you feeling anxious, confused or maybe just “stuck”? Perhaps you’re missing the joy in life you once had or want to feel alive and thriving again. I believe in the idea of wholehearted living, of letting go of what holds us back and cultivating meaningful relationships.
Hi. I am Colleen Kuhse-Portzline. I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. More specifically, I’m a therapist who is passionate about helping people navigate life’s twists and turns. Are you feeling anxious, confused or maybe just “stuck”? Perhaps you’re missing the joy in life you once had or want to feel alive and thriving again. I believe in the idea of wholehearted living, of letting go of what holds us back and cultivating meaningful relationships.
(563) 363-6939 View (563) 363-6939
Photo of Nicole L McGreevy, tLMHC, EFT-C, CMHC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Nicole L McGreevy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, tLMHC, EFT-C, CMHC
Verified Verified
Manchester, IA 52057
Whatever challenges or life transitions you’re facing, I enjoy working with clients to help them deepen their understanding of themselves, meeting them wherever they are at, to help them learn the skills necessary to better cope with life’s stressors, and strengthen their sense of identity, meaning, and purpose, towards living healthier, more satisfying and authentic lives. It takes courage to share your story, and I provide a safe, compassionate, nonjudgmental space with a direct and genuine approach, for my clients to feel safe, valued, heard, and understood. I will work together with you to identify and work towards your goals.
Whatever challenges or life transitions you’re facing, I enjoy working with clients to help them deepen their understanding of themselves, meeting them wherever they are at, to help them learn the skills necessary to better cope with life’s stressors, and strengthen their sense of identity, meaning, and purpose, towards living healthier, more satisfying and authentic lives. It takes courage to share your story, and I provide a safe, compassionate, nonjudgmental space with a direct and genuine approach, for my clients to feel safe, valued, heard, and understood. I will work together with you to identify and work towards your goals.
(563) 208-4666 View (563) 208-4666
Photo of Jacquelyn Schultz, LISW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jacquelyn Schultz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Masonville, IA 50654  (Online Only)
My professional experience over the past twenty-seven years has concentrated on children, teenagers, adults, couples and families including in-home and private practice. I am familiar with how individuals and families often require collaboration across settings and between service providers. My focus is on listening and finding the best approach to help someone meet their goals out of therapy. I realize that finding a therapist can be difficult. I work hard to establish a relationship in which a person feels understood and respected. I am a faith base counselor for those who are looking for that.
My professional experience over the past twenty-seven years has concentrated on children, teenagers, adults, couples and families including in-home and private practice. I am familiar with how individuals and families often require collaboration across settings and between service providers. My focus is on listening and finding the best approach to help someone meet their goals out of therapy. I realize that finding a therapist can be difficult. I work hard to establish a relationship in which a person feels understood and respected. I am a faith base counselor for those who are looking for that.
(319) 774-4674 View (319) 774-4674
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Jenni Hentges
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Manchester, IA 52057
It can be hard asking for help, but I am eager to get to know you and your story and help you create a positive change in your life. I serve both children and adults in need of a safe space to find the skills they need to thrive. I have a designated play room where children can express their creativity and feel comfortable talking with me. My office is also a safe, confidential environment where adults can feel empowered to share their thoughts and feelings and know their voices are heard.
It can be hard asking for help, but I am eager to get to know you and your story and help you create a positive change in your life. I serve both children and adults in need of a safe space to find the skills they need to thrive. I have a designated play room where children can express their creativity and feel comfortable talking with me. My office is also a safe, confidential environment where adults can feel empowered to share their thoughts and feelings and know their voices are heard.
(888) 330-4771 View (888) 330-4771
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Brooke Martin
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Manchester, IA 52057  (Online Only)
Currently offering sessions via Telehealth (audio and video) to clients throughout the state of Iowa. I have dedicated my career to the human services field since 2008 and have been providing therapy since 2016. My clients have described my counseling approach as genuine, direct, and motivating. I utilize patience, compassion, and gentle challenging to assist you in moving through barriers and cognitive/behavioral patterns that are getting in the way of you reaching your desired outcomes in life.
Currently offering sessions via Telehealth (audio and video) to clients throughout the state of Iowa. I have dedicated my career to the human services field since 2008 and have been providing therapy since 2016. My clients have described my counseling approach as genuine, direct, and motivating. I utilize patience, compassion, and gentle challenging to assist you in moving through barriers and cognitive/behavioral patterns that are getting in the way of you reaching your desired outcomes in life.
(563) 231-7931 View (563) 231-7931

Online Therapists

Photo of Miriam Prichard, MS, Ed, LMHC, NCC, Counselor
Miriam Prichard
Counselor, MS, Ed, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Davenport, IA 52803
I believe people need help navigating the detours life presents, and counseling is an important tool to help in the process. I work with adolescents and adults on issues including depression, anxiety, self-harming behaviors, family conflict, and adjustment due to life transitions. I also see clients who feel stuck in life and want to move forward in life. We work together to understand what you most need from a counseling experience and tailor treatment to fit with your needs and personality.
I believe people need help navigating the detours life presents, and counseling is an important tool to help in the process. I work with adolescents and adults on issues including depression, anxiety, self-harming behaviors, family conflict, and adjustment due to life transitions. I also see clients who feel stuck in life and want to move forward in life. We work together to understand what you most need from a counseling experience and tailor treatment to fit with your needs and personality.
(563) 362-9849 View (563) 362-9849
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The Wellness Collective
Counselor, LMHC, RPT-S, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
As a play therapist, my passion is assisting children and their families in being able to process and heal through traumatic and difficult situations. I believe children are resilient and their main source of communication is through their play. I highly value offering a safe, accepting, and non-judgmental environment for individuals to begin making the changes and progress they are hoping for. By making these changes, our clients have the ability to live the life they want and do so successfully.
As a play therapist, my passion is assisting children and their families in being able to process and heal through traumatic and difficult situations. I believe children are resilient and their main source of communication is through their play. I highly value offering a safe, accepting, and non-judgmental environment for individuals to begin making the changes and progress they are hoping for. By making these changes, our clients have the ability to live the life they want and do so successfully.
(319) 480-4055 View (319) 480-4055
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Pearson Mental Health Therapy - Alyson Pearson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Davenport, IA 52807
Have you had an experience that has led to negative thoughts, difficulty sleeping, or feelings of depression and anxiety? Do you feel stuck? Facing these emotions can feel overwhelming, but you don't have to do it alone. There is hope to feel better and a path back to your true self. There are types of therapy that have been proven effective in decreasing the symptoms of trauma, PTSD, and negative experiences. Brene Brown says, "Owning our story and loving ourselves through it is the bravest thing we can do." I can help you own your story, unravel it, and heal.
Have you had an experience that has led to negative thoughts, difficulty sleeping, or feelings of depression and anxiety? Do you feel stuck? Facing these emotions can feel overwhelming, but you don't have to do it alone. There is hope to feel better and a path back to your true self. There are types of therapy that have been proven effective in decreasing the symptoms of trauma, PTSD, and negative experiences. Brene Brown says, "Owning our story and loving ourselves through it is the bravest thing we can do." I can help you own your story, unravel it, and heal.
(563) 349-7948 View (563) 349-7948
Photo of Caleb Thomas, MA, LMHC, Counselor
Caleb Thomas
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52240
For over ten years Caleb has worked with youth and their families, as a school counselor, behavioral health intervention services counselor, and mental health counselor. Caleb founded and currently administrates an after school program for at-risk youth through The Academic and Enrichment Youth Center called "Strive For Success." Caleb works with children, youth, adults, couples and families helping them solve tough problems with a hopeful, solution-focused approach. His desire is to bring positive change to the challenges life can bring. He is an ordained minister and volunteers his time as a ministry director for Lifepointe Christian Faith Center.
For over ten years Caleb has worked with youth and their families, as a school counselor, behavioral health intervention services counselor, and mental health counselor. Caleb founded and currently administrates an after school program for at-risk youth through The Academic and Enrichment Youth Center called "Strive For Success." Caleb works with children, youth, adults, couples and families helping them solve tough problems with a hopeful, solution-focused approach. His desire is to bring positive change to the challenges life can bring. He is an ordained minister and volunteers his time as a ministry director for Lifepointe Christian Faith Center.
(319) 774-4332 View (319) 774-4332
Photo of Nancy Phelps, LISW, LCSW, SAP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Nancy Phelps
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, LCSW, SAP
Verified Verified
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Waitlist for new clients
Life is a journey and there are many obstacles to overcome. My goal is to help clients who are struggling with day to day issues and things they have pushed way down deep inside. I like to work with adult clients (over the age of 23) and I feel I do really good work with the bumps and bruises in life that cause anxiety, depression, grief, and many other feelings that people don't like to feel or talk about. I also work with substance abuse clients that are trying to find better coping skills than the substance they abuse. I believe everyone has the right to find and feel some happiness and joy in their lives!
Life is a journey and there are many obstacles to overcome. My goal is to help clients who are struggling with day to day issues and things they have pushed way down deep inside. I like to work with adult clients (over the age of 23) and I feel I do really good work with the bumps and bruises in life that cause anxiety, depression, grief, and many other feelings that people don't like to feel or talk about. I also work with substance abuse clients that are trying to find better coping skills than the substance they abuse. I believe everyone has the right to find and feel some happiness and joy in their lives!
(563) 334-1517 View (563) 334-1517
Photo of Laura Crow, LISW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Laura Crow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Hiawatha, IA 52233
Each person has a unique and valid story; it is a privilege to get to learn each client’s. As a clinician, my goal is to help discover and expand clients' existing resources and skills, in order to grow in the directions they choose. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults who may have PTSD and a history of trauma in their lives, ADHD, anxiety, depression, struggles with body image, weight stigma, and/or sexuality. I welcome clients who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community as well as those who may practice nontraditional relationship structures such as consensual nonmonogamy.
Each person has a unique and valid story; it is a privilege to get to learn each client’s. As a clinician, my goal is to help discover and expand clients' existing resources and skills, in order to grow in the directions they choose. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults who may have PTSD and a history of trauma in their lives, ADHD, anxiety, depression, struggles with body image, weight stigma, and/or sexuality. I welcome clients who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community as well as those who may practice nontraditional relationship structures such as consensual nonmonogamy.
(319) 250-2568 View (319) 250-2568
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Stephanie Ennen
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402  (Online Only)
Therapy dissects life occurrences and issues and identifies the obstacles that may be limiting personal performance. Once the obstacles are identified, emotional growth can occur through a process of learning to adapt or removing negative thinking. My job, as a therapist, is to support my clients' feelings and thoughts, while at the same time to encourage the transformation of those emotions and thoughts toward the pursuit of a fuller, more satisfying life.
Therapy dissects life occurrences and issues and identifies the obstacles that may be limiting personal performance. Once the obstacles are identified, emotional growth can occur through a process of learning to adapt or removing negative thinking. My job, as a therapist, is to support my clients' feelings and thoughts, while at the same time to encourage the transformation of those emotions and thoughts toward the pursuit of a fuller, more satisfying life.
(319) 343-5180 View (319) 343-5180
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Creative Counseling Group, Plc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, LMHC
Verified Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
We have opening and accepting NEW clients! Creative Counseling Group, Plc. is composed of 4 therapists who are dedicated to helping individuals, families, and couples through times of life transitions and crisis. We provide a safe, confident, and comfortable place for you to come and be yourself. We will help you set goals, find solutions, provide feedback, and monitor your progress. Our team provides knowledgeable, professional, and compassionate care. We ensure that clients feel heard and empowered.
We have opening and accepting NEW clients! Creative Counseling Group, Plc. is composed of 4 therapists who are dedicated to helping individuals, families, and couples through times of life transitions and crisis. We provide a safe, confident, and comfortable place for you to come and be yourself. We will help you set goals, find solutions, provide feedback, and monitor your progress. Our team provides knowledgeable, professional, and compassionate care. We ensure that clients feel heard and empowered.
(319) 327-5478 View (319) 327-5478
Photo of Renee June Barbu, LISW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Renee June Barbu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
I have extensive experience helping clients manage several disorders. I enjoy working with clients with intense emotions such as shame, guilt, fear, and anger. I assist in managing symptoms coming from abuse, rejection, and other past traumas. I am aware that people often have the perception that they don't fit it in or are disconnected from others. I would like to be able to be a support person and help clients navigate feelings and relationships. As well as helping clients gain communication skills and build a healthy support network.
I have extensive experience helping clients manage several disorders. I enjoy working with clients with intense emotions such as shame, guilt, fear, and anger. I assist in managing symptoms coming from abuse, rejection, and other past traumas. I am aware that people often have the perception that they don't fit it in or are disconnected from others. I would like to be able to be a support person and help clients navigate feelings and relationships. As well as helping clients gain communication skills and build a healthy support network.
(319) 220-0947 View (319) 220-0947
Photo of Abby Rickert, MSW, LISW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Abby Rickert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, IA 50702
Feeling unheard, hopeless, overwhelmed, and not sure where to turn? You deserve for your thoughts and feelings to be heard and understood. There is no problem too big or too small. Therapy is not a one ‘size fits all’. My approach is person-centered and strengths based. I focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship that allows us to work together through any issue, and tailor sessions to meet your unique needs. I strive to always offer a safe, laid back, warm, and judgement-free space with a gentle, honest listening ear.
Feeling unheard, hopeless, overwhelmed, and not sure where to turn? You deserve for your thoughts and feelings to be heard and understood. There is no problem too big or too small. Therapy is not a one ‘size fits all’. My approach is person-centered and strengths based. I focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship that allows us to work together through any issue, and tailor sessions to meet your unique needs. I strive to always offer a safe, laid back, warm, and judgement-free space with a gentle, honest listening ear.
(319) 220-4668 View (319) 220-4668
Photo of Katie Ballenger, LMSW , Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Katie Ballenger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, IA 50703  (Online Only)
Katie is passionate about mental health and wellness for all. She uses a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach to create a space where individuals and families are able to experience a sense of safety and connection. Building on these experiences, Katie aims to help individuals understand their own strengths, needs and agency for change. With families, Katie incorporates brain development and attachment theory to build a working alliance with families to identify the specific needs of their child. Katie aims to help families experience connection, attunement and enjoyment as tools to improve and strengthen relationships.
Katie is passionate about mental health and wellness for all. She uses a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach to create a space where individuals and families are able to experience a sense of safety and connection. Building on these experiences, Katie aims to help individuals understand their own strengths, needs and agency for change. With families, Katie incorporates brain development and attachment theory to build a working alliance with families to identify the specific needs of their child. Katie aims to help families experience connection, attunement and enjoyment as tools to improve and strengthen relationships.
(319) 220-5096 View (319) 220-5096
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Sara Nightingale Rome
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Waitlist for new clients
My goal as a therapist is to create a caring, supportive, and non-judgmental environment so a client can feel safe being themselves. I believe it is through this safety that the work to heal, learn, grow, and understand ourselves can happen. In order to gain contentment in life, breaking free from the patterns that have kept life in discontentment is key. I view therapy as a partnership between therapist and client so working together is essential to making lasting changes.
My goal as a therapist is to create a caring, supportive, and non-judgmental environment so a client can feel safe being themselves. I believe it is through this safety that the work to heal, learn, grow, and understand ourselves can happen. In order to gain contentment in life, breaking free from the patterns that have kept life in discontentment is key. I view therapy as a partnership between therapist and client so working together is essential to making lasting changes.
(319) 458-5240 View (319) 458-5240
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Nicole Johnson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, IA 50701
I am an experienced therapist who is dedicated to helping children, adolescents, and adults experiencing a variety of mental health concerns, including anxiety/depression, OCD and BPD/EID. My practice is informed by various therapeutic approaches including person-centered, strength-based, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness techniques, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and exposure response therapy (ERP). I continue to strive toward increasing my knowledge base and use of additional evidence-based therapeutic approaches to inform my practice and provide clients with the skills they need to reach their full potential.
I am an experienced therapist who is dedicated to helping children, adolescents, and adults experiencing a variety of mental health concerns, including anxiety/depression, OCD and BPD/EID. My practice is informed by various therapeutic approaches including person-centered, strength-based, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness techniques, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and exposure response therapy (ERP). I continue to strive toward increasing my knowledge base and use of additional evidence-based therapeutic approaches to inform my practice and provide clients with the skills they need to reach their full potential.
(319) 220-3149 View (319) 220-3149
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Sharon Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself feeling stuck in situations that continue to occur over and over, or are you struggling with not really knowing who you are? Maybe there are some things about yourself that you would like to feel differently about, or learn better ways to manage areas in your personal life? Do you experience intense feelings at times and do not understand why? Coming to Therapy is one of the first steps you can take towards finding these answers and taking steps towards the positive changes you would like to experience. Together, we will work on reaching the Goals you set for yourself. "If you change nothing, nothing changes!"
Do you find yourself feeling stuck in situations that continue to occur over and over, or are you struggling with not really knowing who you are? Maybe there are some things about yourself that you would like to feel differently about, or learn better ways to manage areas in your personal life? Do you experience intense feelings at times and do not understand why? Coming to Therapy is one of the first steps you can take towards finding these answers and taking steps towards the positive changes you would like to experience. Together, we will work on reaching the Goals you set for yourself. "If you change nothing, nothing changes!"
(602) 677-7858 View (602) 677-7858

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Number of Therapists in Delaware County, IA

< 10

Therapists in Delaware County, IA who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem
83% Grief

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
80% BlueCross and BlueShield
60% Medicaid

How Therapists in Delaware County, IA see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Delaware County?

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.