Therapists in Lower Beaver, Des Moines, IA

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Sam Pattison
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lower Beaver, Des Moines, IA 50310
Reaching out for help is often the most imposing hurdle when healing. Take pride that you have accomplished this important first step! I see clients with a wide variety of mental health care needs with a focus on trauma, management of bi-polar symptoms, and surviving domestic violence. I also have many years of experience working with adults with developmental disabilities and now enjoy applying that experience to help serve individuals with these special considerations.
Reaching out for help is often the most imposing hurdle when healing. Take pride that you have accomplished this important first step! I see clients with a wide variety of mental health care needs with a focus on trauma, management of bi-polar symptoms, and surviving domestic violence. I also have many years of experience working with adults with developmental disabilities and now enjoy applying that experience to help serve individuals with these special considerations.
(515) 949-6134 View (515) 949-6134
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Jim Wilwerding
Counselor, MDiv, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lower Beaver, Des Moines, IA 50310
I know that the choice to begin counseling can often be a difficult one. Congratulations on taking the first step toward having the kind of life you want for yourself! I look forward to the opportunity to be of assistance to you on that journey. My areas of interest/specialty include all aspects of mental health counseling for adults, adolescents, and families in the areas of depression, anxiety, addictions, co-occuring disorders, codependency and spirituality. I draw upon diverse resources to approach the counseling process from the perspective of your strengths and your place in life.
I know that the choice to begin counseling can often be a difficult one. Congratulations on taking the first step toward having the kind of life you want for yourself! I look forward to the opportunity to be of assistance to you on that journey. My areas of interest/specialty include all aspects of mental health counseling for adults, adolescents, and families in the areas of depression, anxiety, addictions, co-occuring disorders, codependency and spirituality. I draw upon diverse resources to approach the counseling process from the perspective of your strengths and your place in life.
(515) 599-3255 View (515) 599-3255
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Kristy Lynn Brown
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lower Beaver, Des Moines, IA 50310  (Online Only)
I currently have openings for new clients! Immediate on line registration and appointment scheduling available. Accepting clients 18 + if you have Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance or private pay. Trying to find a therapist that is a good fit can be overwhelming. With over 20 years of clinical experience working in the mental health profession, I specialize in working with individuals struggling with emotion regulation, depression, anxiety, substances, stress management, communication, overall relationship dynamics, family conflict, school issues, and trauma.
I currently have openings for new clients! Immediate on line registration and appointment scheduling available. Accepting clients 18 + if you have Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance or private pay. Trying to find a therapist that is a good fit can be overwhelming. With over 20 years of clinical experience working in the mental health profession, I specialize in working with individuals struggling with emotion regulation, depression, anxiety, substances, stress management, communication, overall relationship dynamics, family conflict, school issues, and trauma.
(515) 975-9915 View (515) 975-9915
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Phuong N. Chastain
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC, RPT
Verified Verified
Lower Beaver, Des Moines, IA 50310
Not accepting new clients
Taking that first step to healing is a step you don't have to take on your own. I have a passion in guiding and supporting those who have the courage to want to take steps to heal emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. I have my Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Drake University and completed my art therapy certificate from Grandview University. I have experience using art and play therapy techniques with children, adolescents and young adults in both inpatient and outpatient therapy settings.
Taking that first step to healing is a step you don't have to take on your own. I have a passion in guiding and supporting those who have the courage to want to take steps to heal emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. I have my Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Drake University and completed my art therapy certificate from Grandview University. I have experience using art and play therapy techniques with children, adolescents and young adults in both inpatient and outpatient therapy settings.
(515) 619-6045 View (515) 619-6045
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Sampson Family Therapy Services, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Lower Beaver, Des Moines, IA 50310
Sampson Family Therapy Services staff strive to engage in a collaborative process with clients, coworkers, and the community to welcome growth, embrace strengths and successes, and acknowledge our role in making wellness a priority for others and ourselves. We work with many client needs and make it a priority to provide attentive and consistently accessible therapy services. It is the mission of Sampson Family Therapy Services, LLC to embody a dynamic and progressive therapeutic service environment for the cultivation of health and well-being for clients served, employees, and the community at large.
Sampson Family Therapy Services staff strive to engage in a collaborative process with clients, coworkers, and the community to welcome growth, embrace strengths and successes, and acknowledge our role in making wellness a priority for others and ourselves. We work with many client needs and make it a priority to provide attentive and consistently accessible therapy services. It is the mission of Sampson Family Therapy Services, LLC to embody a dynamic and progressive therapeutic service environment for the cultivation of health and well-being for clients served, employees, and the community at large.
(515) 421-9313 View (515) 421-9313
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Tiffany Bandow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lower Beaver, Des Moines, IA 50310
I am grateful for the opportunity to be present with others as they journey towards a greater place of peace and wellness. I truly believe that YOU are the expert on your life and I am simply available to offer insight, connection and genuine support. It is my honor to be a part of your journey!
I am grateful for the opportunity to be present with others as they journey towards a greater place of peace and wellness. I truly believe that YOU are the expert on your life and I am simply available to offer insight, connection and genuine support. It is my honor to be a part of your journey!
(515) 604-8334 View (515) 604-8334
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Real Connections Counseling, A Cotherapy company!
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, M Litt
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lower Beaver, Des Moines, IA 50310
Instead of staring at a therapist staring back at you, you join up with a TEAM in a place where you belong, in a way where we all show up for practice together. Together we create your dream relationship. You work hard ... blood, sweat, and tears kind of hard sometimes. At the end of it you'll have the kind of love you may never have dreamed you could have. This isn't just therapy, it's co-therapy. A philosophy that empowers couples like you to discover the magic of "us." We're your team, and your needs come first. Sessions START at 85 mins. The RCC-System means you succeed, all outside the constraints and limitations of insurance.
Instead of staring at a therapist staring back at you, you join up with a TEAM in a place where you belong, in a way where we all show up for practice together. Together we create your dream relationship. You work hard ... blood, sweat, and tears kind of hard sometimes. At the end of it you'll have the kind of love you may never have dreamed you could have. This isn't just therapy, it's co-therapy. A philosophy that empowers couples like you to discover the magic of "us." We're your team, and your needs come first. Sessions START at 85 mins. The RCC-System means you succeed, all outside the constraints and limitations of insurance.
(515) 346-6075 View (515) 346-6075
Photo of Mardi Barnes, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lower Beaver, Des Moines, IA
Mardi Barnes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lower Beaver, Des Moines, IA 50310
Not accepting new clients
I offer convenient evening and weekend appointments. We are all capable of making changes. Setting small goals can lead to larger life improvements. I have had the privilege of working with people from all walks of life and have seen amazing growth and change over my 17+ years of practicing as a clinical social worker. If we do nothing to make change, life stays the same, with the same problems. It takes courage to look at ourselves and work on the things that drag us down. Together we'll build on your strengths to help meet your goals.
I offer convenient evening and weekend appointments. We are all capable of making changes. Setting small goals can lead to larger life improvements. I have had the privilege of working with people from all walks of life and have seen amazing growth and change over my 17+ years of practicing as a clinical social worker. If we do nothing to make change, life stays the same, with the same problems. It takes courage to look at ourselves and work on the things that drag us down. Together we'll build on your strengths to help meet your goals.
(515) 619-5862 View (515) 619-5862
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Shawna Johansen
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lower Beaver, Des Moines, IA 50310  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Most of us are fortunate to have "enough" in our lives, but often feel that there should be "more". More joy, more connection, more purpose, more fulfillment, more peace. Therapy is a process that helps us find that "more" and transition from a life where we survive, to one where we thrive. Therapy provides an opportunity to explore and utilize various paths to personal growth and healing. As a result, clients often report positive outcomes including: better understanding of self, improved communication, healthier connections to others, improved emotional regulation, and stress/symptom reduction.
Most of us are fortunate to have "enough" in our lives, but often feel that there should be "more". More joy, more connection, more purpose, more fulfillment, more peace. Therapy is a process that helps us find that "more" and transition from a life where we survive, to one where we thrive. Therapy provides an opportunity to explore and utilize various paths to personal growth and healing. As a result, clients often report positive outcomes including: better understanding of self, improved communication, healthier connections to others, improved emotional regulation, and stress/symptom reduction.
(515) 619-5376 View (515) 619-5376
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Danielle Drew
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lower Beaver, Des Moines, IA 50310
**Currently not taking on new clients** Take the first step to living the life you've always imagined! I am a licensed marital and family therapist (LMFT) who primary provides individual and intimate relationship therapy services. I strive to create an environment of open, non-judgmental communication where all clients feel safe, comfortable, and heard by all in the room.
**Currently not taking on new clients** Take the first step to living the life you've always imagined! I am a licensed marital and family therapist (LMFT) who primary provides individual and intimate relationship therapy services. I strive to create an environment of open, non-judgmental communication where all clients feel safe, comfortable, and heard by all in the room.
(515) 519-3545 View (515) 519-3545
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Jami L Lacona
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Lower Beaver, Des Moines, IA 50310
I specialize in treating adults who are struggling with symptoms related to untreated trauma and may be experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression. I also have clinical expertise in treating those who may be experiencing or recovering from narcissistic abuse. I utilize a blending of spirituality and psychology as well as cognitive behavioral therapy as treatment modalities.
I specialize in treating adults who are struggling with symptoms related to untreated trauma and may be experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression. I also have clinical expertise in treating those who may be experiencing or recovering from narcissistic abuse. I utilize a blending of spirituality and psychology as well as cognitive behavioral therapy as treatment modalities.
(515) 855-6641 View (515) 855-6641
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Michael Sullivan
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Lower Beaver, Des Moines, IA 50310
If you have ever asked yourself if you are living as well as you could then counseling may be for you. I find most people (including my clients) can get by just fine on their own. I am here to help them do more than "just get by." My goal is to help you live the life you want and enjoy it more fully. How to better manage anxiety, improve mood, improve coping skills, and better your interpersonal relationships are something I enjoy helping people with. I also address people's history of trauma and how that may be affecting their life and/or relationships.
If you have ever asked yourself if you are living as well as you could then counseling may be for you. I find most people (including my clients) can get by just fine on their own. I am here to help them do more than "just get by." My goal is to help you live the life you want and enjoy it more fully. How to better manage anxiety, improve mood, improve coping skills, and better your interpersonal relationships are something I enjoy helping people with. I also address people's history of trauma and how that may be affecting their life and/or relationships.
(515) 532-5528 View (515) 532-5528
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Guinnivere Katray Bohnsack
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lower Beaver, Des Moines, IA 50310  (Online Only)
Licensed in MI, IA, WA and NC. Your human experience contains the magical potential for joy, challenge, love, pain, connection...we are invited to take the very essence of each experience and uncover the wisdom within. Companioning others in this courageous endeavor of feeling our lives fully is the gift I offer. Bring your hurt, your heart, your deepest desires and longings, your bitterness, your hope, your bravery...all is welcome here. We will uncover the mystery underlying your experience to create connection , illumination, and restoration. My approach is warm and direct. Together, we will find the song that sings you home.
Licensed in MI, IA, WA and NC. Your human experience contains the magical potential for joy, challenge, love, pain, connection...we are invited to take the very essence of each experience and uncover the wisdom within. Companioning others in this courageous endeavor of feeling our lives fully is the gift I offer. Bring your hurt, your heart, your deepest desires and longings, your bitterness, your hope, your bravery...all is welcome here. We will uncover the mystery underlying your experience to create connection , illumination, and restoration. My approach is warm and direct. Together, we will find the song that sings you home.
(828) 518-6646 View (828) 518-6646
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Penny Nichols-Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lower Beaver, Des Moines, IA 50310
I believe in the process of therapy and I am dedicated to helping you reach your goals. If you are seeking assistance and would like to begin therapy with a down-to-earth and compassionate therapist, I may be the right match for you. I believe you have the answers within you and any changes you make are the result of your hard work. If you choose to share your story with me, I will feel honored to help guide conversations, offer a different point of view, challenge thoughts, and listen with a non-judgmental mind and open heart.
I believe in the process of therapy and I am dedicated to helping you reach your goals. If you are seeking assistance and would like to begin therapy with a down-to-earth and compassionate therapist, I may be the right match for you. I believe you have the answers within you and any changes you make are the result of your hard work. If you choose to share your story with me, I will feel honored to help guide conversations, offer a different point of view, challenge thoughts, and listen with a non-judgmental mind and open heart.
(515) 619-5257 View (515) 619-5257
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Hayden Finch
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Lower Beaver, Des Moines, IA 50310  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
*ONLINE THERAPIST* Like you, I’ve felt like I was working really hard to keep it all balanced but was somehow only treading water. Now, I use my personal and professional experience and all the knowledge I got earning my doctorate in psychology to help you find meaningful balance. My focus is on helping you escape life’s overwhelm by teaching you step-by-step, actionable strategies proven to help you feel more relaxed and more empowered so you can thrive in your life. No crystals, no horoscopes, just proven techniques. If you feel like no matter what you do, you're never good enough, I've got your back.
*ONLINE THERAPIST* Like you, I’ve felt like I was working really hard to keep it all balanced but was somehow only treading water. Now, I use my personal and professional experience and all the knowledge I got earning my doctorate in psychology to help you find meaningful balance. My focus is on helping you escape life’s overwhelm by teaching you step-by-step, actionable strategies proven to help you feel more relaxed and more empowered so you can thrive in your life. No crystals, no horoscopes, just proven techniques. If you feel like no matter what you do, you're never good enough, I've got your back.
(515) 444-5813 View (515) 444-5813
Photo of Jeni Nash, LISW - Anxiety, Trauma and Depression, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lower Beaver, Des Moines, IA
Jeni Nash, LISW - Anxiety, Trauma and Depression
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Lower Beaver, Des Moines, IA 50310
Does your mind race with past problems or future worries? Do you need to heal from a recent or past trauma? Do you feel persistently down or depressed? Are your challenges affecting your work and home life? In therapy, you can learn practical strategies that can help you cope. Difficult childhood experiences in your past or mental health struggles in the present don't have to dictate your future. You can develop the skills to cope with anxiety and depression, recover from trauma, build self-esteem, have better relationships, and move past grief. Build hope and support tangible progress. Reach out to schedule your free consultation.
Does your mind race with past problems or future worries? Do you need to heal from a recent or past trauma? Do you feel persistently down or depressed? Are your challenges affecting your work and home life? In therapy, you can learn practical strategies that can help you cope. Difficult childhood experiences in your past or mental health struggles in the present don't have to dictate your future. You can develop the skills to cope with anxiety and depression, recover from trauma, build self-esteem, have better relationships, and move past grief. Build hope and support tangible progress. Reach out to schedule your free consultation.
(515) 221-8194 View (515) 221-8194
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Rickelle Curtis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lower Beaver, Des Moines, IA 50310
Welcome! If you or someone you care about is struggling emotionally, I respect you for taking a step toward enhancing your mental health! Life can be hard and when we as adults, or our children, experience challenges we respond to them from our perspective and with the tools we have access to. Through therapy, you will unravel your thoughts, using talk, play, art, or other modes, while integrating new tools to grow. With experience in mental health, I draw on a range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities with clients managing a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, behavioral, and adjustment-related issues.
Welcome! If you or someone you care about is struggling emotionally, I respect you for taking a step toward enhancing your mental health! Life can be hard and when we as adults, or our children, experience challenges we respond to them from our perspective and with the tools we have access to. Through therapy, you will unravel your thoughts, using talk, play, art, or other modes, while integrating new tools to grow. With experience in mental health, I draw on a range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities with clients managing a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, behavioral, and adjustment-related issues.
(515) 400-3389 View (515) 400-3389
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Amber Lee Crosby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW, RYT200
Verified Verified
Lower Beaver, Des Moines, IA 50310
Waitlist for new clients
Ananda (pronounced Ah-nan-duh) is a new provider of mental wellness services (therapy) and yoga in Central Iowa. It is the mission of Ananda to create an inclusive environment that is supportive and welcoming of all who want to find their bliss. Amber Crosby, LISW, is the owner of Ananda. She has been a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Iowa since 2016 and a Registered Yoga Teacher - 200 since 2019. With over 17 years of experience, Amber has gained valuable experience working in Child Protective Services, Healthcare and most recently, the Veterans Administration.
Ananda (pronounced Ah-nan-duh) is a new provider of mental wellness services (therapy) and yoga in Central Iowa. It is the mission of Ananda to create an inclusive environment that is supportive and welcoming of all who want to find their bliss. Amber Crosby, LISW, is the owner of Ananda. She has been a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Iowa since 2016 and a Registered Yoga Teacher - 200 since 2019. With over 17 years of experience, Amber has gained valuable experience working in Child Protective Services, Healthcare and most recently, the Veterans Administration.
(515) 320-8799 View (515) 320-8799
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Creative Insight, LLC / Amy Kluver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lower Beaver, Des Moines, IA 50310
Hi, I'm Amy. I believe everyone can benefit from therapy, but starting the therapeutic journey to self-improvement can be daunting. I would count it a privilege to walk with you as you take these steps. With over 15 years of experience working with adults aged 18+ to address a variety of stressors, interpersonal issues and behavioral concerns, I'm trained in a variety of therapeutic methods, but tailor my approach to each person’s needs.
Hi, I'm Amy. I believe everyone can benefit from therapy, but starting the therapeutic journey to self-improvement can be daunting. I would count it a privilege to walk with you as you take these steps. With over 15 years of experience working with adults aged 18+ to address a variety of stressors, interpersonal issues and behavioral concerns, I'm trained in a variety of therapeutic methods, but tailor my approach to each person’s needs.
(515) 605-7626 View (515) 605-7626
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Sarah Rowat
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lower Beaver, Des Moines, IA 50310
Waitlist for new clients
Sarah believes we each author our own story in the context of our cultures and relationships. As a professional counselor, Sarah considers therapy to be the hope that change is possible, the past does not determine the future, and tomorrow can be different than today. Sarah remains humbled by the invitation to walk alongside individuals in their journeys toward wellness as they discover the richness within themselves to be whole, balanced, strong, and interwoven with healthy relationships.
Sarah believes we each author our own story in the context of our cultures and relationships. As a professional counselor, Sarah considers therapy to be the hope that change is possible, the past does not determine the future, and tomorrow can be different than today. Sarah remains humbled by the invitation to walk alongside individuals in their journeys toward wellness as they discover the richness within themselves to be whole, balanced, strong, and interwoven with healthy relationships.
(515) 717-3198 View (515) 717-3198

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Lower Beaver, Des Moines, IA

40+

Average cost per session

$165

Therapists in Lower Beaver, Des Moines, IA who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
92% Relationship Issues
92% Depression
85% Coping Skills
83% Trauma and PTSD
75% Self Esteem
75% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% BlueCross and BlueShield
83% Wellmark BCBS
57% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Lower Beaver, Des Moines, IA see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lower Beaver, Des Moines?

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.