Therapists in Boise, ID

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Photo of Rachel Briggs Gutierrez, MS, LCPC
Rachel Briggs Gutierrez
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Boise, ID 83702  (Online Only)
***I am currently only accepting telehealth clients*** I am passionate about helping people see their true potential. Many times, life changes, family issues, mental illness, and negative thinking get in the way of seeing who we truly are. I am committed to working with individuals, couples, and families through their journey; getting back to a healthy place through Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I believe that compassion, understanding, and trust are important in the therapeutic process. Therapy is provided in a safe, comfortable, non-judgmental and supportive therapeutic environment.
***I am currently only accepting telehealth clients*** I am passionate about helping people see their true potential. Many times, life changes, family issues, mental illness, and negative thinking get in the way of seeing who we truly are. I am committed to working with individuals, couples, and families through their journey; getting back to a healthy place through Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I believe that compassion, understanding, and trust are important in the therapeutic process. Therapy is provided in a safe, comfortable, non-judgmental and supportive therapeutic environment.
(208) 591-8049 View (208) 591-8049
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Kara M. Kang
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LCPC, MS
Verified Verified
Boise, ID 83706
Kara is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Health Promotions and went on to receive a Master's Degree in Clinical Counseling with an emphasis in EMDR Therapy and Play Therapy.
Kara is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Health Promotions and went on to receive a Master's Degree in Clinical Counseling with an emphasis in EMDR Therapy and Play Therapy.
(208) 960-6324 View (208) 960-6324
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Andrea Morris
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Boise, ID 83702
We all have times when we feel overwhelmed, stuck, or disconnected. You may feel unsure where to even start to begin healing or change. I partner with individuals, couples, and families to get clarity. In our work together, clients develop a new understanding of themselves and begin making movement toward change. My training and experience includes couples' issues, blended families, life transitions, parent/teen issues, depression, anxiety, grief and loss. With couples, I hold space for you to feel safe, gain insight about yourself and your partner, and grow your relationship stronger.
We all have times when we feel overwhelmed, stuck, or disconnected. You may feel unsure where to even start to begin healing or change. I partner with individuals, couples, and families to get clarity. In our work together, clients develop a new understanding of themselves and begin making movement toward change. My training and experience includes couples' issues, blended families, life transitions, parent/teen issues, depression, anxiety, grief and loss. With couples, I hold space for you to feel safe, gain insight about yourself and your partner, and grow your relationship stronger.
(208) 914-7073 View (208) 914-7073
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Alex Duncan
Counselor, MS, LPC, CFRC
Verified Verified
Boise, ID 83714
The effectiveness of counseling boils down to the relationship between the client and counselor, which to me, is the most important aspect of the entire process. I strive to provide a comfortable, open, and safe environment which hopefully leads to a feeling of security where we can be honest and transparent. Finding meaning and purpose in life at times is difficult, my hope and vision is to foster a relationship where it becomes somewhat natural to discuss the obstacles in the way of attainting your true meaning in life. I enjoy working with individuals and couples who strive to become the best version of themselves.
The effectiveness of counseling boils down to the relationship between the client and counselor, which to me, is the most important aspect of the entire process. I strive to provide a comfortable, open, and safe environment which hopefully leads to a feeling of security where we can be honest and transparent. Finding meaning and purpose in life at times is difficult, my hope and vision is to foster a relationship where it becomes somewhat natural to discuss the obstacles in the way of attainting your true meaning in life. I enjoy working with individuals and couples who strive to become the best version of themselves.
(208) 353-2223 View (208) 353-2223
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Terra Holbrook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, CSAT
Verified Verified
Boise, ID 83702
I work with adults to unravel the story of their life and make sense of the patterns and behaviors that keep them stuck in emotional pain and discomfort. I use a variety of modalities and experiential therapies, over one to four days, in intensive individual therapy. This model provides extended therapy to those looking for relief and resolution in a shorter amount of time and provides more comprehensive healing than tradition talk therapy.
I work with adults to unravel the story of their life and make sense of the patterns and behaviors that keep them stuck in emotional pain and discomfort. I use a variety of modalities and experiential therapies, over one to four days, in intensive individual therapy. This model provides extended therapy to those looking for relief and resolution in a shorter amount of time and provides more comprehensive healing than tradition talk therapy.
(208) 427-2115 View (208) 427-2115
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Lee Stewart
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boise, ID 83703
Not accepting new clients
Working with youth and young adults in the LGBTQIA+ community has been a significant interest of Lee’s and a reason for them to enter the mental health counseling field, as they identify as non-binary and queer themself. Lee operates from a lens that is primarily person-centered and ACT-based meaning that they sit with clients as they sit with emotions, process, unpack past experiences, patterns and make goals to move towards their values, as values based actions often lead to fulfillment. Outside of their work, Lee enjoys outdoor activities and meditation.
Working with youth and young adults in the LGBTQIA+ community has been a significant interest of Lee’s and a reason for them to enter the mental health counseling field, as they identify as non-binary and queer themself. Lee operates from a lens that is primarily person-centered and ACT-based meaning that they sit with clients as they sit with emotions, process, unpack past experiences, patterns and make goals to move towards their values, as values based actions often lead to fulfillment. Outside of their work, Lee enjoys outdoor activities and meditation.
(208) 606-4886 View (208) 606-4886
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Lily G. Austin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Boise, ID 83705
Not accepting new clients
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I know the courage it takes to begin this journey and to navigate beginning counseling. Please reach out via email to schedule a free, 15 minute phone call. From there we can determine if I am the right fit for you.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I know the courage it takes to begin this journey and to navigate beginning counseling. Please reach out via email to schedule a free, 15 minute phone call. From there we can determine if I am the right fit for you.
(986) 766-4634 View (986) 766-4634
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William Martineau
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EMDR-T
Verified Verified
Boise, ID 83709
Accepting new clients. If you are here it is because you want a change, and change can be hard. I believe this is because through life we have learned to avoid those emotions, thoughts, and situations that are difficult for us, whether it be through distractions, substances, or other means, and wanting to avoid the difficult things is natural. However, avoidance can lead us away from those things that mean the most to us, leaving us feeling stuck and defeated. As an ACT therapist, I strive to give you the abilities to be with your difficult experiences, while you engage in actions and experiences that move you towards your values.
Accepting new clients. If you are here it is because you want a change, and change can be hard. I believe this is because through life we have learned to avoid those emotions, thoughts, and situations that are difficult for us, whether it be through distractions, substances, or other means, and wanting to avoid the difficult things is natural. However, avoidance can lead us away from those things that mean the most to us, leaving us feeling stuck and defeated. As an ACT therapist, I strive to give you the abilities to be with your difficult experiences, while you engage in actions and experiences that move you towards your values.
(208) 644-8617 View (208) 644-8617
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Corry Nordby
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Boise, ID 83706
It has been said that we move at the speed of pain. It takes courage to seek help when the pain of life requires tools we haven't yet discovered. If you are looking for a counselor with not only theoretical but experiential life-tools, I am here for you. I’m able to offer expertise in trauma, anxiety management, depression, alcohol and substance abuse, grief, and parenting issues. My vision is whole-person health: mind, body, and spirit. My approach is based on the conviction that you are the expert on yourself. I support you through the process of finding the answers that align with your deepest longings for yourself.
It has been said that we move at the speed of pain. It takes courage to seek help when the pain of life requires tools we haven't yet discovered. If you are looking for a counselor with not only theoretical but experiential life-tools, I am here for you. I’m able to offer expertise in trauma, anxiety management, depression, alcohol and substance abuse, grief, and parenting issues. My vision is whole-person health: mind, body, and spirit. My approach is based on the conviction that you are the expert on yourself. I support you through the process of finding the answers that align with your deepest longings for yourself.
(208) 214-8453 View (208) 214-8453
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Nicholas W. Anderson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Boise, ID 83706
Hello, my name is Nicholas Anderson and I am a counseling intern with Cultivation Counseling. I am currently working toward my licensure as a professional counselor while I finish my masters degree in clinical mental health counseling at Idaho State University. My goal as a counselor is to provide personalized and evidence-based therapies to clients as I support them through their journey of growth, healing, self- discovery and finding self-compassion. Inclusivity is a fundamental aspect of my work as a counselor and I strive to create an environment in which each client feels safe to explore their story with me.
Hello, my name is Nicholas Anderson and I am a counseling intern with Cultivation Counseling. I am currently working toward my licensure as a professional counselor while I finish my masters degree in clinical mental health counseling at Idaho State University. My goal as a counselor is to provide personalized and evidence-based therapies to clients as I support them through their journey of growth, healing, self- discovery and finding self-compassion. Inclusivity is a fundamental aspect of my work as a counselor and I strive to create an environment in which each client feels safe to explore their story with me.
(986) 216-5282 View (986) 216-5282
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Joshua C Bode
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCM
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boise, ID 83702
Currently Accepting New Patients! My ideal client is someone who is motivated for change and ready to be open and honest with themselves about the things in their lives that have become barriers to their overall happiness. I am currently offering services on Monday and Wednesday evenings and offer appointment times of 4:15, 5, 6, 7, and 8 pm.
Currently Accepting New Patients! My ideal client is someone who is motivated for change and ready to be open and honest with themselves about the things in their lives that have become barriers to their overall happiness. I am currently offering services on Monday and Wednesday evenings and offer appointment times of 4:15, 5, 6, 7, and 8 pm.
(208) 516-1903 View (208) 516-1903
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Justbe Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boise, ID 83709  (Online Only)
To be human is to experience life’s most beautiful moments, along with its challenges. I believe that our challenges do not define us; rather, they provide us with invaluable opportunities for growth and transformation. Each hurdle we encounter serves as a step towards a more resilient and authentic version of ourselves. It is through embracing our shared humanity and recognizing the strength within us that we can navigate the complexities of life and emerge triumphant. I work with individuals to identify their strength, embrace their authentic selves, and guide them towards finding comfort in simply “being in their own skin."
To be human is to experience life’s most beautiful moments, along with its challenges. I believe that our challenges do not define us; rather, they provide us with invaluable opportunities for growth and transformation. Each hurdle we encounter serves as a step towards a more resilient and authentic version of ourselves. It is through embracing our shared humanity and recognizing the strength within us that we can navigate the complexities of life and emerge triumphant. I work with individuals to identify their strength, embrace their authentic selves, and guide them towards finding comfort in simply “being in their own skin."
(208) 925-2031 View (208) 925-2031
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Samantha Cicero
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Boise, ID 83705
Samantha is a LPC who graduated at Grand Canyon University with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Boise State University. She understands being a kid in this world is difficult! Life has just started, and for a child/teen, it can feel like life is all about what you can or cannot do. Whether trying to figure out how to communicate, learning/expressing emotions, learning boundaries, wanting to vent, or trying to understand how to interact with the world socially, she will be someone who will be on your team to help!
Samantha is a LPC who graduated at Grand Canyon University with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Boise State University. She understands being a kid in this world is difficult! Life has just started, and for a child/teen, it can feel like life is all about what you can or cannot do. Whether trying to figure out how to communicate, learning/expressing emotions, learning boundaries, wanting to vent, or trying to understand how to interact with the world socially, she will be someone who will be on your team to help!
(986) 234-2820 View (986) 234-2820
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Lisa Simpson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, ERYT500, NCC
Verified Verified
Boise, ID 83709
Let's make your life better! As a counselor, my role is to develop a strong supportive relationship with you that feels nonjudgmental, empathetic, and supportive. I help people grow and change by helping them feel safe, empowered, and more of their "real self." My relationships with my clients provide a trusted and secure climate so they can share thoughts and feelings in confidence. By creating a good relationship that is based on mutual trust, honesty, and respect, I will help you get to where you want to be in life. Together, I'm sure we can do it! :-) I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation.
Let's make your life better! As a counselor, my role is to develop a strong supportive relationship with you that feels nonjudgmental, empathetic, and supportive. I help people grow and change by helping them feel safe, empowered, and more of their "real self." My relationships with my clients provide a trusted and secure climate so they can share thoughts and feelings in confidence. By creating a good relationship that is based on mutual trust, honesty, and respect, I will help you get to where you want to be in life. Together, I'm sure we can do it! :-) I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation.
(208) 213-7365 View (208) 213-7365
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Jared Lupton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Boise, ID 83709
Therapy is a process, and my goal is to guide you toward a better understanding of yourself and your choices, values, emotions and relationships. Therapy is not one-size-fits-all, and takes courage to get started. My approach is based on your current struggles, concerns and personality style. Your goal as a client is to one day leave therapy with new insights, tools and strategies to live life to the fullest. I have been a licensed professional counselor since 2023; our office is quiet and comfortable with free parking on-site.
Therapy is a process, and my goal is to guide you toward a better understanding of yourself and your choices, values, emotions and relationships. Therapy is not one-size-fits-all, and takes courage to get started. My approach is based on your current struggles, concerns and personality style. Your goal as a client is to one day leave therapy with new insights, tools and strategies to live life to the fullest. I have been a licensed professional counselor since 2023; our office is quiet and comfortable with free parking on-site.
(208) 793-6306 View (208) 793-6306
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Spring Baxter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, DBT, Gottman
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Boise, ID 83709
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome to your safe space! I deeply enjoy working with people & families who have Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar, ADHD, Autism, and low self-esteem. I'm here to ensure you feel valued, safe, and supported—allowing us to address personal changes, challenges, communication barriers, and other roadblocks between you and your best life. As we move through this journey, you'll leave old habits behind by understanding what got you here today, and how to overcome these obstacles. In the end, you'll be moving toward an authentic life that motivates you. Let’s find your strengths and break down those roadblocks.
Welcome to your safe space! I deeply enjoy working with people & families who have Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar, ADHD, Autism, and low self-esteem. I'm here to ensure you feel valued, safe, and supported—allowing us to address personal changes, challenges, communication barriers, and other roadblocks between you and your best life. As we move through this journey, you'll leave old habits behind by understanding what got you here today, and how to overcome these obstacles. In the end, you'll be moving toward an authentic life that motivates you. Let’s find your strengths and break down those roadblocks.
(208) 218-8342 View (208) 218-8342
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Brooke Beatty - NOCD
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Boise, ID 83705  (Online Only)
My approach to OCD treatment is rooted in a deep commitment to continuous learning and genuine curiosity. Inspired by Albert Einstein's words, "The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know," I strive to grow every day to better support your journey. From my early years, I've always enjoyed helping others, finding joy in fostering understanding and connection. At NOCD, my team and I specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for people with OCD. Our deep understanding of OCD enables us to properly diagnose and treat it. Additionally, we have received intensive training in ERP—the gold standard treatment for OCD.
My approach to OCD treatment is rooted in a deep commitment to continuous learning and genuine curiosity. Inspired by Albert Einstein's words, "The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know," I strive to grow every day to better support your journey. From my early years, I've always enjoyed helping others, finding joy in fostering understanding and connection. At NOCD, my team and I specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for people with OCD. Our deep understanding of OCD enables us to properly diagnose and treat it. Additionally, we have received intensive training in ERP—the gold standard treatment for OCD.
(872) 231-0735 View (872) 231-0735
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Katie Whiting
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Boise, ID 83702
My therapist role is to help you gain new skills and insights in your healing journey to create powerful and lasting change. I am honored to specialize in four areas. Sexual Trauma: any unwanted or distressing sexual experience. Sexual Addiction: a continuum of intrusive fantasies, masturbation, or solicitation of prostitutes. Betrayal Trauma: often experienced by partners of sex addicts or other similar relationship rejections (commonly linked with PTSD). Reunification Therapy: court-involved family situations like divorce and custody. I am an informed member of AFCC. I often integrate IFS with my training in EMDR.
My therapist role is to help you gain new skills and insights in your healing journey to create powerful and lasting change. I am honored to specialize in four areas. Sexual Trauma: any unwanted or distressing sexual experience. Sexual Addiction: a continuum of intrusive fantasies, masturbation, or solicitation of prostitutes. Betrayal Trauma: often experienced by partners of sex addicts or other similar relationship rejections (commonly linked with PTSD). Reunification Therapy: court-involved family situations like divorce and custody. I am an informed member of AFCC. I often integrate IFS with my training in EMDR.
(208) 218-8300 View (208) 218-8300
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Cheryle Jones Andrews
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LMFT, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boise, ID 83702  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I believe we all strive to make the very best of our lives, even when we are feeling frozen and unable to step out of life’s muck and mire. I will collaborate with you to take those first steps to rediscovering your best Self. Whatever your concerns, you can count on my acceptance and nonjudgment. I have seen remarkable changes in my clients, as they begin to tap into their strengths and remember their value. Contact me, and we will determine if I can help you on your journey to the healthy life you desire.
I believe we all strive to make the very best of our lives, even when we are feeling frozen and unable to step out of life’s muck and mire. I will collaborate with you to take those first steps to rediscovering your best Self. Whatever your concerns, you can count on my acceptance and nonjudgment. I have seen remarkable changes in my clients, as they begin to tap into their strengths and remember their value. Contact me, and we will determine if I can help you on your journey to the healthy life you desire.
(208) 473-2283 x105 View (208) 473-2283 x105
Kristen Connolly
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boise, ID 83705
Accepting new clients starting July 1st. As a compassionate and dedicated therapist, I focus on supporting adults and teens through various challenges including trauma, grief, life transitions, identity exploration, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. I believe in each individual's ability to navigate life's complexities using their inherent strengths and resilience. My goal is to empower clients through increasing emotional awareness, cultivating inner harmony, and embracing authentic living.
Accepting new clients starting July 1st. As a compassionate and dedicated therapist, I focus on supporting adults and teens through various challenges including trauma, grief, life transitions, identity exploration, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. I believe in each individual's ability to navigate life's complexities using their inherent strengths and resilience. My goal is to empower clients through increasing emotional awareness, cultivating inner harmony, and embracing authentic living.
(208) 328-4736 View (208) 328-4736

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Boise, ID

1,000+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Boise, ID who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Blue Cross
63% Aetna
63% Regence

How Therapists in Boise, ID see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Boise?

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

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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