Therapists in Mason City, IA

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Deanna Kozlowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
Mason City, IA 50401
I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Community Health in 2002 from Eastern Illinois University. I graduated from The University of Chicago in 2006 with my Master's in Social Work with a concentration in Clinical Social Work and specialization in School Social Work. I'm a Licensed Independent Social Worker and certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist with a history of working in mental health agencies, schools, hospital and private practice settings. I'm currently a member of The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Academy of Cognitive Therapists.
I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Community Health in 2002 from Eastern Illinois University. I graduated from The University of Chicago in 2006 with my Master's in Social Work with a concentration in Clinical Social Work and specialization in School Social Work. I'm a Licensed Independent Social Worker and certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist with a history of working in mental health agencies, schools, hospital and private practice settings. I'm currently a member of The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Academy of Cognitive Therapists.
(641) 672-7462 View (641) 672-7462
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Jameson Mayberry
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CADC, MAC, SAP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Mason City, IA 50401
I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and in Human Services from Buena Vista University in 2006. I completed graduate school at Argosy University of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences/Twin Cities in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2010. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Iowa. I am a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). I am a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) and Master of Addiction Counselor (MAC).
I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and in Human Services from Buena Vista University in 2006. I completed graduate school at Argosy University of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences/Twin Cities in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2010. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Iowa. I am a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). I am a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) and Master of Addiction Counselor (MAC).
(641) 569-6848 View (641) 569-6848
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Douglas Brink
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT, LISW
Verified
Mason City, IA 50401  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
"Effective consultation has nothing to do with the length of time put in and everything to do with the choice to change, joined with the necessary understanding and support to do so." "The goal is to rapidly understand how your past and inheritance has shaped you, which then allows you to appreciate your present, understand your strengths and challenges, and unlock your future." -Accomplished in a straight forward, supportive, good humored and common sense style-
"Effective consultation has nothing to do with the length of time put in and everything to do with the choice to change, joined with the necessary understanding and support to do so." "The goal is to rapidly understand how your past and inheritance has shaped you, which then allows you to appreciate your present, understand your strengths and challenges, and unlock your future." -Accomplished in a straight forward, supportive, good humored and common sense style-
(515) 650-4976 View (515) 650-4976
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Rose Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LMHC, PCIT, DBT, CITT
Verified
Mason City, IA 50401
Clients ages 3 through 62 are served well. Using client - centered modality focusing on solution based strategies, we can tackle any or all of your challenges. We are well equipped to assist with ADHD/ADD, anger, impulse, ODD, CO, trauma, self esteem, to name a few. We can serve those needing help with coping skills for divorce, suicide, grief, bullying, sibling rivalry. Anger management and emotional regulation can be addressed. Any struggle large or small in your lives can be discussed. We want to aid you in reaching happiness and harmony and help with communication and skills.
Clients ages 3 through 62 are served well. Using client - centered modality focusing on solution based strategies, we can tackle any or all of your challenges. We are well equipped to assist with ADHD/ADD, anger, impulse, ODD, CO, trauma, self esteem, to name a few. We can serve those needing help with coping skills for divorce, suicide, grief, bullying, sibling rivalry. Anger management and emotional regulation can be addressed. Any struggle large or small in your lives can be discussed. We want to aid you in reaching happiness and harmony and help with communication and skills.
(641) 243-5788 View (641) 243-5788
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Grady Counseling Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Mason City, IA 50401
Emily is a neuro-somatic and embodiment therapist who provides tools and practices to assist in the integration of the body and mind to facilitate healing. She brings a unique approach into the therapy room incorporating breath work, somatic practices, mind/body techniques, meditation, ancient wisdom science in order to heal the nervous system. Emily also offers EMDR therapy.
Emily is a neuro-somatic and embodiment therapist who provides tools and practices to assist in the integration of the body and mind to facilitate healing. She brings a unique approach into the therapy room incorporating breath work, somatic practices, mind/body techniques, meditation, ancient wisdom science in order to heal the nervous system. Emily also offers EMDR therapy.
(641) 426-0650 View (641) 426-0650
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Patrick Harnish - Yss
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, CCTP
Verified
Mason City, IA 50401
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Nationally Certified Counselor, I specialize in working with adolescents (10 and up), couples, adults, and the elderly. My diverse therapeutic approach includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Structural Family Therapy (SBFT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and more. I offer a range of therapies to equip you with the tools necessary to navigate life's challenges.
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Nationally Certified Counselor, I specialize in working with adolescents (10 and up), couples, adults, and the elderly. My diverse therapeutic approach includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Structural Family Therapy (SBFT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and more. I offer a range of therapies to equip you with the tools necessary to navigate life's challenges.
(641) 666-3439 View (641) 666-3439
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Dorothy Michelle Bartleson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mason City, IA 50401
Dorothy Bartleson is a licensed mental health counselor in the State of Iowa. She received her Bachelor-of-Science degree in family and child development from the Minnesota State University, Mankato, and her Master’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa. Dorothy has experience in private practice and in residential treatment. Dorothy has worked with individuals with challenges, such as depression, family and couple relational difficulties, parenting, anxiety, grief, and personal growth issues.
Dorothy Bartleson is a licensed mental health counselor in the State of Iowa. She received her Bachelor-of-Science degree in family and child development from the Minnesota State University, Mankato, and her Master’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa. Dorothy has experience in private practice and in residential treatment. Dorothy has worked with individuals with challenges, such as depression, family and couple relational difficulties, parenting, anxiety, grief, and personal growth issues.
(641) 217-6234 View (641) 217-6234
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Christopher Hager
Counselor, LMHC, IADC, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mason City, IA 50401
I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist (LMHC) and International Drug and Alcohol Counselor (IADC) that provides therapy suited to fit individual needs. I provide an environment that is non-judgmental and accepting of where each new person is while incorporating a light-hearted, yet serious, focus. My clinical experience and treatment history includes; life transition difficulties, anxiety, depression, relationship counseling, substance use, and dual diagnosis treatments.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist (LMHC) and International Drug and Alcohol Counselor (IADC) that provides therapy suited to fit individual needs. I provide an environment that is non-judgmental and accepting of where each new person is while incorporating a light-hearted, yet serious, focus. My clinical experience and treatment history includes; life transition difficulties, anxiety, depression, relationship counseling, substance use, and dual diagnosis treatments.
(641) 569-6306 View (641) 569-6306
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Sherry Post
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMHC, MS
Verified
Mason City, IA 50401
I come to work each day with the same goal: To make a difference in the lives of others. My approach to therapy is to get to know each client I serve and build an individual treatment plan that helps them achieve their goals and thrive. My office is a safe space where you can feel comfortable opening up and finding the skills that are the best fit for you. It’s my belief that personal awareness is key to bringing forth change. The more you are aware of your feelings and thoughts, the more you can make a change. Together, let’s take the steps you need to make a positive change in your life.
I come to work each day with the same goal: To make a difference in the lives of others. My approach to therapy is to get to know each client I serve and build an individual treatment plan that helps them achieve their goals and thrive. My office is a safe space where you can feel comfortable opening up and finding the skills that are the best fit for you. It’s my belief that personal awareness is key to bringing forth change. The more you are aware of your feelings and thoughts, the more you can make a change. Together, let’s take the steps you need to make a positive change in your life.
(888) 581-9281 View (888) 581-9281
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Maggie Alton
Counselor, LMSW
Verified
Mason City, IA 50401
Right now, there is a lot of pressure on, well, everyone, and that can take it's toll on your mental health. Sometimes this means getting a little help sorting through the day-to-day stressors, and sometimes this might mean building coping strategies and exploring the "why" behind why you are feeling depressed, anxious, or otherwise just not yourself. Or maybe it isn't just you-maybe you're looking for help with family, child or couples therapy. No matter the case, if you are ready to start mental health services, I can help.
Right now, there is a lot of pressure on, well, everyone, and that can take it's toll on your mental health. Sometimes this means getting a little help sorting through the day-to-day stressors, and sometimes this might mean building coping strategies and exploring the "why" behind why you are feeling depressed, anxious, or otherwise just not yourself. Or maybe it isn't just you-maybe you're looking for help with family, child or couples therapy. No matter the case, if you are ready to start mental health services, I can help.
(800) 531-4236 View (800) 531-4236
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Mary Middleton Counseling, LLC
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LPCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Mason City, IA 50401
Accepting new clients. Are you experiencing feelings of anxiety or depression? During this trying time, it is important to develop skills to take care of yourself both mentally and physically.
Accepting new clients. Are you experiencing feelings of anxiety or depression? During this trying time, it is important to develop skills to take care of yourself both mentally and physically.
(641) 332-6497 View (641) 332-6497
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Resilience Counseling Agency Inc
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MS, MFT
Verified
Mason City, IA 50401
My approach is based on Solution Focus and Cognitive Behavioral Family Therapy a collaborative, integrative, holistic and specialized process tailored to individual/Family/Couple needs. People seek therapy for many reasons such as: difficulties in their personal or professional lives caused by current stressors or unresolved traumas, conflicts that cause fear, shame, anger, sadness, helplessness and the inability to concentrate, function, or be fully engaged in life. I work with individuals, couples, & families to help collaboratively tackle the challenges they are facing, through creating new insight and forming solutions to problems and action plans.
My approach is based on Solution Focus and Cognitive Behavioral Family Therapy a collaborative, integrative, holistic and specialized process tailored to individual/Family/Couple needs. People seek therapy for many reasons such as: difficulties in their personal or professional lives caused by current stressors or unresolved traumas, conflicts that cause fear, shame, anger, sadness, helplessness and the inability to concentrate, function, or be fully engaged in life. I work with individuals, couples, & families to help collaboratively tackle the challenges they are facing, through creating new insight and forming solutions to problems and action plans.
(319) 281-0607 View (319) 281-0607
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DMW Behavioral Health Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW, CADC
Verified
Mason City, IA 50401  (Online Only)
DMW Behavioral Health Services, LLC offers mental health therapy utilizing cognitive behavioral approaches to provide holistic and client-centered practice by an experienced clinician. DMW Behavioral Health Services, LLC is for adults wanting to improve their response to life stressors, anxiety, depression, or past traumas. Dana holds a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) in Iowa and holds a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Missouri.
DMW Behavioral Health Services, LLC offers mental health therapy utilizing cognitive behavioral approaches to provide holistic and client-centered practice by an experienced clinician. DMW Behavioral Health Services, LLC is for adults wanting to improve their response to life stressors, anxiety, depression, or past traumas. Dana holds a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) in Iowa and holds a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Missouri.
(641) 943-6465 View (641) 943-6465
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Julie Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mason City, IA 50401
I am a Licensed Independent Level Social Worker (LISW). I have been involved in the human service field for 28 years and have been providing therapy services for 18 years. I have a varied background with experience in corrections, in-home family therapy, mental health emergency evaluations and community mental health. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, domestic violence victims, people struggling with parenting issues, chronic mental illness, depression and anxiety.
I am a Licensed Independent Level Social Worker (LISW). I have been involved in the human service field for 28 years and have been providing therapy services for 18 years. I have a varied background with experience in corrections, in-home family therapy, mental health emergency evaluations and community mental health. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, domestic violence victims, people struggling with parenting issues, chronic mental illness, depression and anxiety.
(641) 552-0883 View (641) 552-0883
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Brenden Troster
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Mason City, IA 50401
Are you currently feeling stuck? Do you feel like you know some things that would be helpful but lack motivation? Are you feeling keyed up and on edge more often than not? Are you feeling like something is missing but can’t quite put your finger on it? Any of these things can be very painful and it is increasingly common for people to feel this way today. Unfortunately, many people learn avoidance strategies that interrupt temporary discomfort but create more problems in the long run. This can lead to anxiety, panic, and depression. The good news? You can learn to manage these symptoms and often eliminate them.
Are you currently feeling stuck? Do you feel like you know some things that would be helpful but lack motivation? Are you feeling keyed up and on edge more often than not? Are you feeling like something is missing but can’t quite put your finger on it? Any of these things can be very painful and it is increasingly common for people to feel this way today. Unfortunately, many people learn avoidance strategies that interrupt temporary discomfort but create more problems in the long run. This can lead to anxiety, panic, and depression. The good news? You can learn to manage these symptoms and often eliminate them.
(507) 668-7142 View (507) 668-7142
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Abbey Shell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Mason City, IA 50402  (Online Only)
Life experiences can sometimes lead to negative beliefs about self. This negative thought pattern can interfere with your sense of self and engagement in life. You may have noticed that you are not showing up as your true self as these thoughts have taken over. The symptoms of trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief can be isolating and evoke hopelessness. You are becoming more aware that this way of living is no longer working for you and it may be time to give attention to the pain.
Life experiences can sometimes lead to negative beliefs about self. This negative thought pattern can interfere with your sense of self and engagement in life. You may have noticed that you are not showing up as your true self as these thoughts have taken over. The symptoms of trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief can be isolating and evoke hopelessness. You are becoming more aware that this way of living is no longer working for you and it may be time to give attention to the pain.
(515) 605-7776 View (515) 605-7776

Online Therapists

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Kristi Clements
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Kristi Clements, MSW, LISW Licensed Independent Social Worker. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa and bring 20 years of experience in mental health. I specialize in Postpartum Depression and anxiety including post graduate PPD training at The Postpartum Stress Center. I utilize a strength based “client centered” approach allowing us to work together in finding the best way to create lasting change. With a focus to help those experiencing: Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Life Transitions, Postpartum Depression and Anxiety, Mood Disorders , Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, and Stress Management.
Kristi Clements, MSW, LISW Licensed Independent Social Worker. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa and bring 20 years of experience in mental health. I specialize in Postpartum Depression and anxiety including post graduate PPD training at The Postpartum Stress Center. I utilize a strength based “client centered” approach allowing us to work together in finding the best way to create lasting change. With a focus to help those experiencing: Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Life Transitions, Postpartum Depression and Anxiety, Mood Disorders , Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, and Stress Management.
(319) 458-5892 View (319) 458-5892
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Jamie Wingert
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Elkader, IA 52043
Now accepting new clients in NE Iowa location and via telehealth......Do you feel that something just seems off, that you are not reaching your full potential, or that your thoughts and mindset are getting in your way? Would you consider yourself to have anxiety, thoughts that sabotage your growth, or difficulty moving past events or situations? I want to help you shift from being stuck to growing into your full potential. We all have it within us, sometimes we just need some support unraveling it all and putting it back together. I will provide a safe, supportive, relaxed, and client focused environment to do just that.
Now accepting new clients in NE Iowa location and via telehealth......Do you feel that something just seems off, that you are not reaching your full potential, or that your thoughts and mindset are getting in your way? Would you consider yourself to have anxiety, thoughts that sabotage your growth, or difficulty moving past events or situations? I want to help you shift from being stuck to growing into your full potential. We all have it within us, sometimes we just need some support unraveling it all and putting it back together. I will provide a safe, supportive, relaxed, and client focused environment to do just that.
(319) 220-5801 View (319) 220-5801
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Alicia Jefferson
Counselor, tLMHC, NCC, MA
Verified
Waterloo, IA 50703
The journey to mental wellbeing can sometimes be intense and choosing a professional to help you along is not always easy. Knowing these two things, I value the opportunity to help you engage in self-care. My name is Alicia Jefferson, I work with individuals from all walks of life and with various issues. I am particularly interested in helping women process and heal from traumatic experiences. I’m also interested in working with individuals impacted by the incarceration of a love one. With all who allow me to help them along their journey, my aim is to build a trusting and productive relationship. Look forward to working with you!
The journey to mental wellbeing can sometimes be intense and choosing a professional to help you along is not always easy. Knowing these two things, I value the opportunity to help you engage in self-care. My name is Alicia Jefferson, I work with individuals from all walks of life and with various issues. I am particularly interested in helping women process and heal from traumatic experiences. I’m also interested in working with individuals impacted by the incarceration of a love one. With all who allow me to help them along their journey, my aim is to build a trusting and productive relationship. Look forward to working with you!
(319) 670-2037 View (319) 670-2037
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Stacy Wilson
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Waterloo, IA 50701
I consider myself a client centered therapist which means you lead where we go in session and we address what is important to you. I believe you have the power to heal yourself, and I am here to create space for and empower you to do that. For clients who seek specific interventions, I offer skills, information, and interventions informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, CBT, and Cognitive Processing Therapy.
I consider myself a client centered therapist which means you lead where we go in session and we address what is important to you. I believe you have the power to heal yourself, and I am here to create space for and empower you to do that. For clients who seek specific interventions, I offer skills, information, and interventions informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, CBT, and Cognitive Processing Therapy.
(319) 382-6609 View (319) 382-6609

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Number of Therapists in Mason City, IA

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Mason City, IA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
94% Depression
88% Relationship Issues
81% Trauma and PTSD
81% Coping Skills
75% Family Conflict
69% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
80% BlueCross and BlueShield
73% Amerigroup

How Therapists in Mason City, IA see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

65% Female
35% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Mason City?

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.