Therapists in West Lafayette, IN

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Teri Wilder
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
West Lafayette, IN 47907
I prefer to work with adults and older adolescents struggling with addictions, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and trauma. I have a vast amount of experience working in the field of trauma. Due to my experience working in community mental health, I also work well with those with intense mental health and substance abuse treatment needs. I have worked both inpatient and outpatient experiences, resulting in my flexibility to help stabilize in a crisis and to work with individuals at any level. A client who desires to accept partnership and engage in being open to change is the most ideal client.
I prefer to work with adults and older adolescents struggling with addictions, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and trauma. I have a vast amount of experience working in the field of trauma. Due to my experience working in community mental health, I also work well with those with intense mental health and substance abuse treatment needs. I have worked both inpatient and outpatient experiences, resulting in my flexibility to help stabilize in a crisis and to work with individuals at any level. A client who desires to accept partnership and engage in being open to change is the most ideal client.
(463) 223-2895 View (463) 223-2895
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Heather Levy-Wuertz
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified
West Lafayette, IN 47906
My passion for over 20 years has been to walk alongside individuals struggling in everyday life. I believe there is hope for every person to learn skills and find encouragement to make their lives a little better. I seek to provide space where individuals can feel safe, comfortable, listened to, cared about. I am experienced in working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, self-harm, family conflict, emotional regulation, trauma, life transitions, grief, self-esteem, self-identity, anger management, friendships, and school related issues. I have primary experience with children, adolescents, young adults, and women.
My passion for over 20 years has been to walk alongside individuals struggling in everyday life. I believe there is hope for every person to learn skills and find encouragement to make their lives a little better. I seek to provide space where individuals can feel safe, comfortable, listened to, cared about. I am experienced in working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, self-harm, family conflict, emotional regulation, trauma, life transitions, grief, self-esteem, self-identity, anger management, friendships, and school related issues. I have primary experience with children, adolescents, young adults, and women.
(765) 232-3111 View (765) 232-3111
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Kristy Steiner
Counselor, MS, Ed, LMHC
Verified
West Lafayette, IN 47907  (Online Only)
Hello! I’m Kristy and I’m excited to help you work towards living your best life. My ideal client is someone who is looking for help in their time of need. Knowing that seeking counseling can be overwhelming in itself, I work to meet you where you are on your journey, and towards the goals you want to achieve. I work with adults and teens on adjustment issues, life stressors, anxiety, depression, trauma, and other issues. I also have experience working with body positivity and self-esteem.
Hello! I’m Kristy and I’m excited to help you work towards living your best life. My ideal client is someone who is looking for help in their time of need. Knowing that seeking counseling can be overwhelming in itself, I work to meet you where you are on your journey, and towards the goals you want to achieve. I work with adults and teens on adjustment issues, life stressors, anxiety, depression, trauma, and other issues. I also have experience working with body positivity and self-esteem.
(765) 232-3240 View (765) 232-3240
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Lynn Dotterer
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
West Lafayette, IN 47906
I recognize that everyone needs a little help sometimes. My passion is to come alongside those who are hurting and journey with them toward healing. My goal as a counselor is to provide a safe and welcoming environment in which clients can feel safe and connected while pursuing their goals toward wholeness and wellness. I draw from a range of interventions while valuing the collaborative relationship that is so necessary for healing and growth. My experience has included working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, life adjustments, grief and loss, relational issues, trauma, ADHD, and more.
I recognize that everyone needs a little help sometimes. My passion is to come alongside those who are hurting and journey with them toward healing. My goal as a counselor is to provide a safe and welcoming environment in which clients can feel safe and connected while pursuing their goals toward wholeness and wellness. I draw from a range of interventions while valuing the collaborative relationship that is so necessary for healing and growth. My experience has included working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, life adjustments, grief and loss, relational issues, trauma, ADHD, and more.
(765) 737-2420 View (765) 737-2420
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Pamela McCombs-Matlock
Psychologist, HSPP
Verified
West Lafayette, IN 47906  (Online Only)
Mental health needs affect everyone differently and yet it can impact how one sees the world, themselves, and others. Furthermore, various diversity factors such as race, gender, religion, also influence the way one see's him/herself and the way that the world sees and treats a person. In my work with children, adults, couples, and families which spans for more than 15 years, I focus on seeing and understanding the whole person in order to assist clients on their journey to healing and acceptance.
Mental health needs affect everyone differently and yet it can impact how one sees the world, themselves, and others. Furthermore, various diversity factors such as race, gender, religion, also influence the way one see's him/herself and the way that the world sees and treats a person. In my work with children, adults, couples, and families which spans for more than 15 years, I focus on seeing and understanding the whole person in order to assist clients on their journey to healing and acceptance.
(765) 754-4228 View (765) 754-4228
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Dr. Stephanie Trent
Counselor, PhD , LMHC , LCAC
Verified
West Lafayette, IN 47907
I specialize in helping those with anxiety, depression, & relationship issues. Whether it is a relational, work, school, or family issue, talking about it with someone often aids in clarity and change. I want to help those individuals/families who are struggling to make sense of the chaos, look for understanding insight, and make those changes that will help them to start feeling more hopeful and excited about life again.
I specialize in helping those with anxiety, depression, & relationship issues. Whether it is a relational, work, school, or family issue, talking about it with someone often aids in clarity and change. I want to help those individuals/families who are struggling to make sense of the chaos, look for understanding insight, and make those changes that will help them to start feeling more hopeful and excited about life again.
(765) 205-8226 View (765) 205-8226
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Gen Judayna Elmahdi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
West Lafayette, IN 47996  (Online Only)
Visit Gen at www.facebook.com/genjudaynaprivatepractice/ or www.genjudayna.com . Gen's life's work is to assist you in realizing who you were created to be and realizing all that you are. Gen genuinely cares about her clients and will go above and beyond to provide the best guidance and support. She will take the time to listen, assess, understand, and provide helpful insights to assist you in dealing with your current situation. Gen believes in meeting clients where they are and working together on goals that are important to the individual or family.
Visit Gen at www.facebook.com/genjudaynaprivatepractice/ or www.genjudayna.com . Gen's life's work is to assist you in realizing who you were created to be and realizing all that you are. Gen genuinely cares about her clients and will go above and beyond to provide the best guidance and support. She will take the time to listen, assess, understand, and provide helpful insights to assist you in dealing with your current situation. Gen believes in meeting clients where they are and working together on goals that are important to the individual or family.
(765) 780-0886 View (765) 780-0886
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Inner Demons Counseling, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
West Lafayette, IN 47906
For more than ten years, I've worked with teenagers (15+) and adults of all ages to address a multitude of concerns: self-esteem, life changes, grief, anxiety, interpersonal problems, chronic illness, loved ones struggling with addiction, depression, and issues specific to LGBTQ+ folks. I also strive to consider the importance of race, disability, body size, gender identity, sexuality, and many more intersecting, marginalized identities within sessions. I'm committed to counseling that is anti-racist, is queer friendly, and rejects diet culture.
For more than ten years, I've worked with teenagers (15+) and adults of all ages to address a multitude of concerns: self-esteem, life changes, grief, anxiety, interpersonal problems, chronic illness, loved ones struggling with addiction, depression, and issues specific to LGBTQ+ folks. I also strive to consider the importance of race, disability, body size, gender identity, sexuality, and many more intersecting, marginalized identities within sessions. I'm committed to counseling that is anti-racist, is queer friendly, and rejects diet culture.
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Claire Ann Johnson
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy is a proven therapy modality for trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns. Clinical equine therapy is an evidence-based therapy for children, adults, civilians and military. Working with horses and a licensed clinician, you can expect to achieve your clinical goals in a nurturing and supportive environment. Most insurances accepted. Self-pay accepted.
Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy is a proven therapy modality for trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns. Clinical equine therapy is an evidence-based therapy for children, adults, civilians and military. Working with horses and a licensed clinician, you can expect to achieve your clinical goals in a nurturing and supportive environment. Most insurances accepted. Self-pay accepted.
(765) 764-9225 View (765) 764-9225
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Ryaan J Mansouri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Ryaan Mansouri was awarded his Masters degree in Social Work from IUPUI of Indianapolis with a concentration in Mental Health and Addiction. He was awarded The certificate of professional practice with addictions. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Indiana. He is a generalist that has worked extensively with families, groups, individuals, and couples counseling. Utilizing strategies from Dialectical, behavioral, and cognitive behavioral therapy to meet the needs of consumers. Well versed in substance use disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, attachment, family of origin work, and trauma work.
Ryaan Mansouri was awarded his Masters degree in Social Work from IUPUI of Indianapolis with a concentration in Mental Health and Addiction. He was awarded The certificate of professional practice with addictions. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Indiana. He is a generalist that has worked extensively with families, groups, individuals, and couples counseling. Utilizing strategies from Dialectical, behavioral, and cognitive behavioral therapy to meet the needs of consumers. Well versed in substance use disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, attachment, family of origin work, and trauma work.
(765) 207-5745 View (765) 207-5745
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Megan Mahoney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAC
Verified
West Lafayette, IN 47906
I have been working as a clinical therapist since 1992. I previously worked in mental health hospitals and in community mental health centers. I work with compassion and empathy to help clients address their mental health difficulties, by fostering an atmosphere of harmony allowing for open sharing of feelings and thought’s so they can reach their full potential. As a highly skilled, strength based, and solution oriented licensed clinical social worker, I have developed a track record of successfully working with a diverse population in a one on one or group setting.
I have been working as a clinical therapist since 1992. I previously worked in mental health hospitals and in community mental health centers. I work with compassion and empathy to help clients address their mental health difficulties, by fostering an atmosphere of harmony allowing for open sharing of feelings and thought’s so they can reach their full potential. As a highly skilled, strength based, and solution oriented licensed clinical social worker, I have developed a track record of successfully working with a diverse population in a one on one or group setting.
(765) 590-5755 View (765) 590-5755
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Jackie Hunter
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
West Lafayette, IN 47906  (Online Only)
Hi there. I'm so happy you found my counseling profile. I have experience with a wide array of issues including depression, anxiety, alcohol and drug issues, PTSD, personality disorders, bipolar and other mood disorders, eating disorders, trauma, and relationship issues. I have an eclectic approach to therapy using different techniques such as motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, psychoeducation, dialectical behavioral therapy, and person-centered therapy.
Hi there. I'm so happy you found my counseling profile. I have experience with a wide array of issues including depression, anxiety, alcohol and drug issues, PTSD, personality disorders, bipolar and other mood disorders, eating disorders, trauma, and relationship issues. I have an eclectic approach to therapy using different techniques such as motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, psychoeducation, dialectical behavioral therapy, and person-centered therapy.
(765) 275-9760 View (765) 275-9760
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Dorothy Rutherford-Steiss
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
West Lafayette, IN 47906
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Indiana with my doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I believe that change is possible if the client is ready. Recognizing that change may be difficult, I am here to support, encourage, gently challenge, and assist my clients in their process on their journey. I primarily work with adults focusing on various concerns including anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, career/job challenges, and end-of-life concerns. I also specialize in concerns that are a result of healthcare diagnoses such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and neurocognitive issues.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Indiana with my doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I believe that change is possible if the client is ready. Recognizing that change may be difficult, I am here to support, encourage, gently challenge, and assist my clients in their process on their journey. I primarily work with adults focusing on various concerns including anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, career/job challenges, and end-of-life concerns. I also specialize in concerns that are a result of healthcare diagnoses such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and neurocognitive issues.
(765) 739-3126 View (765) 739-3126
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Counseling Simplified
Counselor
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Life can be difficult. Counseling shouldn’t be. When you’re struggling to cope with the challenges in your life, starting therapy is a courageous step toward change. In a complex world, we believe in straightforward, compassionate support. If you are feeling out of balance or in distress, it can feel defeating to reach out for help and be met with unreturned calls, waitlists, or therapists who are not taking new clients. Not addressing your issues with a professional can often lead to an increase of symptoms while you wait for your first appointment. We believe that you shouldn’t have to go through this alone.
Life can be difficult. Counseling shouldn’t be. When you’re struggling to cope with the challenges in your life, starting therapy is a courageous step toward change. In a complex world, we believe in straightforward, compassionate support. If you are feeling out of balance or in distress, it can feel defeating to reach out for help and be met with unreturned calls, waitlists, or therapists who are not taking new clients. Not addressing your issues with a professional can often lead to an increase of symptoms while you wait for your first appointment. We believe that you shouldn’t have to go through this alone.
(765) 201-0518 View (765) 201-0518
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Kathleen Carmosin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Are you looking to improve communication skills, gain better insight into your mental health, or develop coping skills? Do you feel like the same problems or situations keep repeating in your life no matter how hard you try to prevent them? Are your emotions out of control? Do you feel like you need things to change, but you don’t know how or where to start? Is unaddressed trauma negatively impacting your day-to-day life or relationships? Maybe things look good on the surface, but inside you feel as though you’re barely holding things together. I can help with trauma, depression, anxiety, substance use and more.
Are you looking to improve communication skills, gain better insight into your mental health, or develop coping skills? Do you feel like the same problems or situations keep repeating in your life no matter how hard you try to prevent them? Are your emotions out of control? Do you feel like you need things to change, but you don’t know how or where to start? Is unaddressed trauma negatively impacting your day-to-day life or relationships? Maybe things look good on the surface, but inside you feel as though you’re barely holding things together. I can help with trauma, depression, anxiety, substance use and more.
(765) 201-0518 View (765) 201-0518
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Joseph K. Roberts | Solace Counseling Services Of Indiana
Marriage & Family Therapist, MAMFT, LMFT, LCAC
Verified
West Lafayette, IN 47906  (Online Only)
Do you ever feel like you’ve lost the map to your own life? On the outside, does it appear you’ve got it all together, but on the inside, do you feel like you're coming apart? 
Are you exhausted from the emotional labor of your relationships? Do you struggle to maintain close connections? Does it seem like nobody really understands you? Are you feeling so overwhelmed that you just want to numb yourself? Have your coping mechanisms become unhealthy habits? You’ve come to the right place. At Solace Counseling Services, I believe the answers lie within you, waiting to be uncovered.
Do you ever feel like you’ve lost the map to your own life? On the outside, does it appear you’ve got it all together, but on the inside, do you feel like you're coming apart? 
Are you exhausted from the emotional labor of your relationships? Do you struggle to maintain close connections? Does it seem like nobody really understands you? Are you feeling so overwhelmed that you just want to numb yourself? Have your coping mechanisms become unhealthy habits? You’ve come to the right place. At Solace Counseling Services, I believe the answers lie within you, waiting to be uncovered.
(765) 266-3070 View (765) 266-3070
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Still Waters Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Lafayette, IN 47906
I love working with clients who are curious about themselves. Anxiety, depression, perfectionism, spirituality issues, relationship issues and self acceptance are the areas I work with most frequently. I see adolescants through adulthood. Life has many transitions, twists and turns. I enjoying being part of the process as clients begin to connect pieces of life and reframe the negative narratives they once believed into empowerment and strength.
I love working with clients who are curious about themselves. Anxiety, depression, perfectionism, spirituality issues, relationship issues and self acceptance are the areas I work with most frequently. I see adolescants through adulthood. Life has many transitions, twists and turns. I enjoying being part of the process as clients begin to connect pieces of life and reframe the negative narratives they once believed into empowerment and strength.
(765) 562-9960 View (765) 562-9960
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Caralyn M Wendling
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LAC
Verified
West Lafayette, IN 47906
The path of life is rarely straight, and we all face ups and downs that can make us feel lost or out of balance. Seeking support when you're struggling requires courage, especially when feeling weighed down or distressed. I understand you’ve attempted contacting other therapists, and that their full caseloads have made timely responses challenging. I empathize with how disheartening that must feel when you're needing help urgently. Rest assured, I am ready and available to delve into your inner world without judgement or hesitation. I am here to listen wholeheartedly and guide you towards healing and growth.
The path of life is rarely straight, and we all face ups and downs that can make us feel lost or out of balance. Seeking support when you're struggling requires courage, especially when feeling weighed down or distressed. I understand you’ve attempted contacting other therapists, and that their full caseloads have made timely responses challenging. I empathize with how disheartening that must feel when you're needing help urgently. Rest assured, I am ready and available to delve into your inner world without judgement or hesitation. I am here to listen wholeheartedly and guide you towards healing and growth.
(765) 201-0518 View (765) 201-0518
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Taylor Lewis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
West Lafayette, IN 47906  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Taylor. My focus is on empowering individuals to live the life they want. Seeking therapy can be an overwhelming experience in itself. My focus is meeting clients where they are at and outlining a plan of action for tackling difficult mental health issues including anxiety, depression etc. Together, my goal is to create a safe and healing place for you to get where you want to be.
Hello, I'm Taylor. My focus is on empowering individuals to live the life they want. Seeking therapy can be an overwhelming experience in itself. My focus is meeting clients where they are at and outlining a plan of action for tackling difficult mental health issues including anxiety, depression etc. Together, my goal is to create a safe and healing place for you to get where you want to be.
(765) 560-1196 View (765) 560-1196
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Timothy Gobek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
West Lafayette, IN 47906  (Online Only)
My goal when working with clients is to assist them toward their goals and life plans. My work is holistic. We work with your mind, body and spirit to transform you into a physically and emotionally healthy human being. I am Psychodynamically trained, so relationships are important. Not only the relationship between you and I, but also the relationships in your past and present. You become who you are because of relationships, good and bad. As we unravel your relationships, we resolve your issues, thereby moving you to a healthy, happy relationship with yourself and others.
My goal when working with clients is to assist them toward their goals and life plans. My work is holistic. We work with your mind, body and spirit to transform you into a physically and emotionally healthy human being. I am Psychodynamically trained, so relationships are important. Not only the relationship between you and I, but also the relationships in your past and present. You become who you are because of relationships, good and bad. As we unravel your relationships, we resolve your issues, thereby moving you to a healthy, happy relationship with yourself and others.
(765) 232-3768 View (765) 232-3768

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Number of Therapists in West Lafayette, IN

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in West Lafayette, IN who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
73% Stress
70% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills
66% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Anthem | Elevance
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in West Lafayette, IN see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in West Lafayette?

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.