Therapists in Vanderburgh County, IN

Photo of Gabriel Cabrillas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Vanderburgh County, IN
Gabriel Cabrillas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Evansville, IN 47715
Are you facing challenges that seem insurmountable? Have you felt like you had to simply 'deal' with your problems or follow a single path to your goals? If you've taken the courageous step to consider seeking help, even if it felt uncomfortable, I'm here to honor your journey. Together, we'll explore new perspectives and strategies to overcome these challenges. I specialize in guiding clients who are ready to break free from limiting beliefs and discover a world of possibilities. Your willingness to seek help is the first step toward transformation.
Are you facing challenges that seem insurmountable? Have you felt like you had to simply 'deal' with your problems or follow a single path to your goals? If you've taken the courageous step to consider seeking help, even if it felt uncomfortable, I'm here to honor your journey. Together, we'll explore new perspectives and strategies to overcome these challenges. I specialize in guiding clients who are ready to break free from limiting beliefs and discover a world of possibilities. Your willingness to seek help is the first step toward transformation.
(812) 608-3888 View (812) 608-3888
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Minds Matter LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Evansville, IN 47711
Not accepting new clients
**NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME** CO-HELP OVER SELF-HELP!! Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, parenting concerns, or major life changes? There comes a time when we need some help from a certified professional to help cope with many of life’s challenges. I’d love to help you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. Life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting, but I’m here to guide you through any obstacles you may face. My goal is to help you understand yourself more deeply and better cope with change.
**NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME** CO-HELP OVER SELF-HELP!! Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, parenting concerns, or major life changes? There comes a time when we need some help from a certified professional to help cope with many of life’s challenges. I’d love to help you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. Life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting, but I’m here to guide you through any obstacles you may face. My goal is to help you understand yourself more deeply and better cope with change.
(812) 220-3657 View (812) 220-3657
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Tree of Life Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, Owner, ACP F/I
Verified
1 Endorsed
Evansville, IN 47725
Waitlist for new clients
You are worthy of peace and joy! If you are tired of feeling stuck, distracted, or minimizing yourself and thinking of all the things you should be doing or unsure where to start....stop "should-ing" on yourself! Depression, grief, anger and anxiety are normal human emotions. However, with most things in life, it’s all about balance and moderation. Sometimes things from the past, fears of the future's uncertainty or the way we are wired creates patterns that interfere with living a more meaningful, joyful, and peaceful life- one that includes connecting with the healing powers already within you!
You are worthy of peace and joy! If you are tired of feeling stuck, distracted, or minimizing yourself and thinking of all the things you should be doing or unsure where to start....stop "should-ing" on yourself! Depression, grief, anger and anxiety are normal human emotions. However, with most things in life, it’s all about balance and moderation. Sometimes things from the past, fears of the future's uncertainty or the way we are wired creates patterns that interfere with living a more meaningful, joyful, and peaceful life- one that includes connecting with the healing powers already within you!
(812) 389-0182 View (812) 389-0182
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Marcie Stubbs
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Evansville, IN 47715
Marcie Stubbs is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a National Certified Counselor who received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University-Atlanta. She has over 5 years' experience as a clinical mental health counselor. She has worked in outpatient and community settings with ages 2 to 64. She has partnered with a local news station in her previous position to address mental health concerns in the community. She has advanced training in Motivational Interviewing, EMDR, TF-CBT, ACT, and as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
Marcie Stubbs is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a National Certified Counselor who received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University-Atlanta. She has over 5 years' experience as a clinical mental health counselor. She has worked in outpatient and community settings with ages 2 to 64. She has partnered with a local news station in her previous position to address mental health concerns in the community. She has advanced training in Motivational Interviewing, EMDR, TF-CBT, ACT, and as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
(812) 579-4275 View (812) 579-4275
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Isaac Martin
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Evansville, IN 47713
Maintaining a feeling of connection to your romantic partner is really hard. If you desire to feel more connected, to find a way to rebuild trust after a betrayal of some kind, or just feel stuck on the same fights over and over, I can help. Some couples need help building a vibrant friendship again, while others need help reconnecting after trauma or betrayals. I love helping couples figure out ways to feel heard and understood by their partner, to walk with them as they heal from breaches of trust (It can be done!), and find ways to get past the places where they feel stuck.
Maintaining a feeling of connection to your romantic partner is really hard. If you desire to feel more connected, to find a way to rebuild trust after a betrayal of some kind, or just feel stuck on the same fights over and over, I can help. Some couples need help building a vibrant friendship again, while others need help reconnecting after trauma or betrayals. I love helping couples figure out ways to feel heard and understood by their partner, to walk with them as they heal from breaches of trust (It can be done!), and find ways to get past the places where they feel stuck.
(812) 382-3863 View (812) 382-3863
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Kaitlin E Moore
Counselor, MA, MDiv
Verified
Evansville, IN 47712
Unlock the richness of life through meaningful connections. If you cherish relationships as life's essential ingredients but find it challenging to integrate this belief with your current circumstances, I'm here to guide you. Whether it's navigating toxic family dynamics, overcoming social anxiety, addressing past trauma, exploring new aspects like kink, or enhancing your dating and friendship skills, you're on the right path. Backed by Harvard University's eighty-five-year study affirms that relationships are the number one predictor of happiness, and my mission as a therapist is to guide you toward authentic, enduring happiness.
Unlock the richness of life through meaningful connections. If you cherish relationships as life's essential ingredients but find it challenging to integrate this belief with your current circumstances, I'm here to guide you. Whether it's navigating toxic family dynamics, overcoming social anxiety, addressing past trauma, exploring new aspects like kink, or enhancing your dating and friendship skills, you're on the right path. Backed by Harvard University's eighty-five-year study affirms that relationships are the number one predictor of happiness, and my mission as a therapist is to guide you toward authentic, enduring happiness.
(812) 412-2524 View (812) 412-2524
Photo of James Ashby, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Vanderburgh County, IN
James Ashby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Evansville, IN 47715
Human existence is about struggle.... but also, connection. Our feelings of isolation, anxiety, and grief can repress growth and lead to inaction. Struggle is an opportunity to be seized; a challenge we can either succumb to or learn from. Not because of the struggle itself, but because of the lessons it has to teach. This path isn’t meant to be walked alone. As a veteran who has traveled the world and worked with many people of various cultures, belief systems, and identities, I’ve learned that teamwork is an essential part of growth. Simply put, I view myself as a professional confidant and communicator.
Human existence is about struggle.... but also, connection. Our feelings of isolation, anxiety, and grief can repress growth and lead to inaction. Struggle is an opportunity to be seized; a challenge we can either succumb to or learn from. Not because of the struggle itself, but because of the lessons it has to teach. This path isn’t meant to be walked alone. As a veteran who has traveled the world and worked with many people of various cultures, belief systems, and identities, I’ve learned that teamwork is an essential part of growth. Simply put, I view myself as a professional confidant and communicator.
(812) 515-5466 View (812) 515-5466
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Taylor Nellis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Evansville, IN 47715
Waitlist for new clients
"Never underestimate a person's capacity for change." This motto has driven my approach to assisting others throughout my 10+ years as a helping professional. We all have a unique set of circumstances and experiences that shape us for better or worse. This sometimes results in difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviors. If you desire to overcome life's obstacles, therapy may be your opportunity. Whether you suffer from anxiety, depression or any other issue life may throw at you, empowerment and insight is just a step away.
"Never underestimate a person's capacity for change." This motto has driven my approach to assisting others throughout my 10+ years as a helping professional. We all have a unique set of circumstances and experiences that shape us for better or worse. This sometimes results in difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviors. If you desire to overcome life's obstacles, therapy may be your opportunity. Whether you suffer from anxiety, depression or any other issue life may throw at you, empowerment and insight is just a step away.
(812) 301-8504 View (812) 301-8504
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Caron J Leader
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, SEP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Evansville, IN 47714
Waitlist for new clients
If you are searching for a therapist, you must be wanting or needing some kind of change. Change, while overwhelming, is a necessary part of life. I really view my work as helping people negotiate changes in life and help them discover how to feel better. My treatment philosophy is simple. I focus on building a trusting and collaborative relationship with you first. Then, with your goals and feedback, I tailor a treatment plan just for you. I work with a wide variety of issues including anxiety, complex PTSD, depression, grief, AD/HD, OCD, LGBTQIA, PTSD, relationship issues, life developmental hurdles, and plain old life stress.
If you are searching for a therapist, you must be wanting or needing some kind of change. Change, while overwhelming, is a necessary part of life. I really view my work as helping people negotiate changes in life and help them discover how to feel better. My treatment philosophy is simple. I focus on building a trusting and collaborative relationship with you first. Then, with your goals and feedback, I tailor a treatment plan just for you. I work with a wide variety of issues including anxiety, complex PTSD, depression, grief, AD/HD, OCD, LGBTQIA, PTSD, relationship issues, life developmental hurdles, and plain old life stress.
(812) 730-4348 View (812) 730-4348
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Thea Luigs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Evansville, IN 47715
“One of the greatest things you can do to help others is not just share and give what you have, but to help them discover what they have within themselves.” The life we desire is not always the life in front of us. Emotions can be difficult to understand and navigate through life’s seasons. It is essential to have access to a nonjudgmental, compassionate, and therapeutic environment for people to move through life’s ups and downs safely and process anything from everyday stressors to the most traumatic events.
“One of the greatest things you can do to help others is not just share and give what you have, but to help them discover what they have within themselves.” The life we desire is not always the life in front of us. Emotions can be difficult to understand and navigate through life’s seasons. It is essential to have access to a nonjudgmental, compassionate, and therapeutic environment for people to move through life’s ups and downs safely and process anything from everyday stressors to the most traumatic events.
(812) 489-9159 View (812) 489-9159
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Lisa Mcdonald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Evansville, IN 47715
Lisa McDonald received her master's degree in social work and her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Southern Indiana. During her more than 14 years of experience she has worked as an outpatient therapist in both school and clinic settings. She is rostered in child-parent psychotherapy (CPP) and certified in parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT). She also has extensive training and experience in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and motivational interviewing.
Lisa McDonald received her master's degree in social work and her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Southern Indiana. During her more than 14 years of experience she has worked as an outpatient therapist in both school and clinic settings. She is rostered in child-parent psychotherapy (CPP) and certified in parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT). She also has extensive training and experience in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and motivational interviewing.
(812) 567-0863 View (812) 567-0863
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Christina Huber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Evansville, IN 47715
I am now accepting new clients! My name is Christina and I have been a client before. Today I am a licensed clinical social worker and have been practicing for ten years. Throughout the last decade I have learned and come to believe that therapy can help! My passion is working with adolescents and adults in identifying areas in their life that are in need of a change. This change can be through physical health and mental health. Many of my clients are working towards more positive thought processes and acceptance of the things they can’t change.
I am now accepting new clients! My name is Christina and I have been a client before. Today I am a licensed clinical social worker and have been practicing for ten years. Throughout the last decade I have learned and come to believe that therapy can help! My passion is working with adolescents and adults in identifying areas in their life that are in need of a change. This change can be through physical health and mental health. Many of my clients are working towards more positive thought processes and acceptance of the things they can’t change.
(812) 497-4452 View (812) 497-4452
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(Kai) Harold S Esty IV
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MALS, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Evansville, IN 47715
One of the most difficult things we can experience is in not knowing what comes next. Maybe you feel lost, confused, or broken - that some part of you is missing, and the daily struggle to keep it together for yourself or your loved ones feels impossibly overwhelming. Maintaining the obligations of family, work, and friendships can be so exhausting that it seems easier to avoid them altogether. Maybe you’ve considered therapy before, but thought it was too expensive, time consuming, or worry you might be seen as "weak." But how would it feel to find yourself again? To stop, catch your breath, and learn to find peace among the chaos?
One of the most difficult things we can experience is in not knowing what comes next. Maybe you feel lost, confused, or broken - that some part of you is missing, and the daily struggle to keep it together for yourself or your loved ones feels impossibly overwhelming. Maintaining the obligations of family, work, and friendships can be so exhausting that it seems easier to avoid them altogether. Maybe you’ve considered therapy before, but thought it was too expensive, time consuming, or worry you might be seen as "weak." But how would it feel to find yourself again? To stop, catch your breath, and learn to find peace among the chaos?
(812) 633-9114 View (812) 633-9114
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Katrina Boyd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Evansville, IN 47725  (Online Only)
I am currently accepting NEW clients. It's time to take care of you! You have a story and it matters. It's time for you to be the hero of your story! Sounds good right- but what about the losses you are dealing with? Loss comes in many forms: death; divorce or break up; job change; infertility; loss of who you are and where you fit; loss of feeling safe. I hear you and I see you. Whatever you are experiencing, it is time to find your voice and start a new chapter in your life geared toward version of you that you desire.
I am currently accepting NEW clients. It's time to take care of you! You have a story and it matters. It's time for you to be the hero of your story! Sounds good right- but what about the losses you are dealing with? Loss comes in many forms: death; divorce or break up; job change; infertility; loss of who you are and where you fit; loss of feeling safe. I hear you and I see you. Whatever you are experiencing, it is time to find your voice and start a new chapter in your life geared toward version of you that you desire.
(812) 892-2187 View (812) 892-2187
Photo of Kadottie Shrader, Mental Health Counselor in Vanderburgh County, IN
Kadottie Shrader
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Evansville, IN 47711  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem or trouble managing everyday stress? You are not alone. Have you thought about starting therapy but have never followed through with it? I can help! The first step is reaching out, the next steps we can do together.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem or trouble managing everyday stress? You are not alone. Have you thought about starting therapy but have never followed through with it? I can help! The first step is reaching out, the next steps we can do together.
(812) 646-9775 View (812) 646-9775
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Matt Powless
Psychologist, PhD, HSPP
Verified
Evansville, IN 47712
I am a licensed psychologist and owner of Valor Psychological Services, LLC (VPS) in Evansville. VPS provides sport and performance psychology services to individuals in a variety of performance domains (e.g., athletes, musicians, business professionals, military, etc.). Services include mental skills training as well as mental health counseling for both individuals and groups in order to help clients perform at their highest level.
I am a licensed psychologist and owner of Valor Psychological Services, LLC (VPS) in Evansville. VPS provides sport and performance psychology services to individuals in a variety of performance domains (e.g., athletes, musicians, business professionals, military, etc.). Services include mental skills training as well as mental health counseling for both individuals and groups in order to help clients perform at their highest level.
(812) 612-5448 View (812) 612-5448
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Wham Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , LCADC, CSAT, SEP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Evansville, IN 47708
Congratulations on the decision to make positive personal changes in your life! I offer over 30 years of clinical experience counseling people with issues related to mental health and various addictions. I offer the ability to connect well with people and use my training and experience to help you solve your issues. My office is located in a large and very relaxed setting of the historic Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse. Your call will be answered by me; offering you a personalized and extremely confidential experience. I am licensed in both Indiana and Kentucky and am able to work with people that live in either state.
Congratulations on the decision to make positive personal changes in your life! I offer over 30 years of clinical experience counseling people with issues related to mental health and various addictions. I offer the ability to connect well with people and use my training and experience to help you solve your issues. My office is located in a large and very relaxed setting of the historic Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse. Your call will be answered by me; offering you a personalized and extremely confidential experience. I am licensed in both Indiana and Kentucky and am able to work with people that live in either state.
(812) 432-2337 View (812) 432-2337
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Leona Jan Dillingham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Evansville, IN 47715
We are complex individuals molded and sometimes broken by our unique life experiences. These experiences provide the subjective lens through which we perceive reality, and can negatively influence our thoughts and behaviors. This can sometimes happen outside of our awareness. For instance, we often create hidden internal conflicts which can cause daily distress in our lives. However, we can also be very aware of negative thoughts and behaviors which create havoc in our lives. By allowing me to step into your story and your life experiences, we can work towards the goal of improving your overall well-being and happiness.
We are complex individuals molded and sometimes broken by our unique life experiences. These experiences provide the subjective lens through which we perceive reality, and can negatively influence our thoughts and behaviors. This can sometimes happen outside of our awareness. For instance, we often create hidden internal conflicts which can cause daily distress in our lives. However, we can also be very aware of negative thoughts and behaviors which create havoc in our lives. By allowing me to step into your story and your life experiences, we can work towards the goal of improving your overall well-being and happiness.
(812) 308-4707 View (812) 308-4707
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Katie Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Evansville, IN 47715
I am currently accepting new clients in my growing outpatient practice! I love working with youth and adults who find themselves struggling with “life’s curveballs.” I don’t promise to provide a solution but together we can navigate through these struggles!
I am currently accepting new clients in my growing outpatient practice! I love working with youth and adults who find themselves struggling with “life’s curveballs.” I don’t promise to provide a solution but together we can navigate through these struggles!
(812) 625-2313 View (812) 625-2313
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Jordan Ames (Hertaus)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Evansville, IN 47715
Not accepting new clients
Services Provided: in-house referrals, one-time assessments, and consulting. As an owner of a small private practice, I have come to know the ins and outs of mental health, as well as the system framework in which it exists. For clients, this means that I can help link you to the best fit within our practice for ongoing care, or provide a one-time comprehensive assessment (per your prescriber's request, or for clearance for certain surgeries). For professionals, this means I have been through the process of opening a small business, and can provide consulting services to help guide you as you open yours.
Services Provided: in-house referrals, one-time assessments, and consulting. As an owner of a small private practice, I have come to know the ins and outs of mental health, as well as the system framework in which it exists. For clients, this means that I can help link you to the best fit within our practice for ongoing care, or provide a one-time comprehensive assessment (per your prescriber's request, or for clearance for certain surgeries). For professionals, this means I have been through the process of opening a small business, and can provide consulting services to help guide you as you open yours.
(812) 308-3716 View (812) 308-3716

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Number of Therapists in Vanderburgh County, IN

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Vanderburgh County, IN who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
85% Depression
79% Trauma and PTSD
64% Relationship Issues
63% Self Esteem
62% Grief
60% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Anthem | Elevance
83% BlueCross and BlueShield
78% Aetna

How Therapists in Vanderburgh County, IN see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Vanderburgh County?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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