Therapists in Leawood, KS

Photo of Cathy Linde, LCSW, LSCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Cathy Linde
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Leawood, KS 66209
Are you struggling to feel like yourself? "Coping" but with lots of effort, distraction, or numbing? Feeling anxious, angry, overwhelmed? Thinking "What's wrong with me?!" As it turns out, you're not crazy or broken: Your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors make sense as responses to your unique life experiences. With me you will learn a new language to talk about what's happening inside, and to see it as a result of what you've been through vs a character flaw. When "broken" is no longer your identity, your symptoms have less power, and space opens up for your authentic, grounded, compassionate, and boundaried self to emerge.
Are you struggling to feel like yourself? "Coping" but with lots of effort, distraction, or numbing? Feeling anxious, angry, overwhelmed? Thinking "What's wrong with me?!" As it turns out, you're not crazy or broken: Your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors make sense as responses to your unique life experiences. With me you will learn a new language to talk about what's happening inside, and to see it as a result of what you've been through vs a character flaw. When "broken" is no longer your identity, your symptoms have less power, and space opens up for your authentic, grounded, compassionate, and boundaried self to emerge.
(913) 214-8563 View (913) 214-8563
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Danielle Nash
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Leawood, KS 66211
It feels like you're not going to be able to do this much longer. No, the relationship isn't going to end. It's just that something has got to give. You've literally said everything you can say to help your partner understand what you need. Explaining, negotiating, yelling, managing. All in hopes that something will click. That something will create change. At this point you don't know how it's gotten so painful and lonely. It's starting to feel a little helpless, maybe even hopeless, that you'll ever be able to have the connection that you once had again.
It feels like you're not going to be able to do this much longer. No, the relationship isn't going to end. It's just that something has got to give. You've literally said everything you can say to help your partner understand what you need. Explaining, negotiating, yelling, managing. All in hopes that something will click. That something will create change. At this point you don't know how it's gotten so painful and lonely. It's starting to feel a little helpless, maybe even hopeless, that you'll ever be able to have the connection that you once had again.
(913) 533-7135 View (913) 533-7135
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Haley Wagonblott
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leawood, KS 66211
Have you been feeling anxious or overwhelmed? Maybe you have been struggling with low-self-esteem? Or experiencing difficulties within your relationships? Sometimes our concerns can feel very isolating and beginning to search for a therapist feels like an overwhelming task. I will work with you to create the kind of life you want to be living by using the strengths you already possess. I incorporate skills/strategies you can practice outside of session to assist with your concerns.
Have you been feeling anxious or overwhelmed? Maybe you have been struggling with low-self-esteem? Or experiencing difficulties within your relationships? Sometimes our concerns can feel very isolating and beginning to search for a therapist feels like an overwhelming task. I will work with you to create the kind of life you want to be living by using the strengths you already possess. I incorporate skills/strategies you can practice outside of session to assist with your concerns.
(913) 347-4196 View (913) 347-4196
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Peter Kilbreth Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Leawood, KS 66209
Waitlist for new clients
I work with individuals who have a desire for change with their mental health or are seeking quality of life improvements. Clients who are seeking to improve their lives and are seeking positive change or consultation. Clients issues can range from mental health needs, relationship issues, personal issues, medical disorders or problem-solving life issues. Clients desire long-term or short term change for the issues they are facing. Accountability for goals, desire for change, seek to problem solve, by learning coping strategies or finding solutions to satisfy one’s self-determination.
I work with individuals who have a desire for change with their mental health or are seeking quality of life improvements. Clients who are seeking to improve their lives and are seeking positive change or consultation. Clients issues can range from mental health needs, relationship issues, personal issues, medical disorders or problem-solving life issues. Clients desire long-term or short term change for the issues they are facing. Accountability for goals, desire for change, seek to problem solve, by learning coping strategies or finding solutions to satisfy one’s self-determination.
(913) 379-2016 View (913) 379-2016
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Lisa Ruff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Leawood, KS 66211
Waitlist for new clients
I love making therapy a positive experience that leaves clients feeling happy and excited to come back the next week. My practice is focused on therapy with kids, teens, adults, and families. I use play therapy, Theraplay(tm), and Whole Brain Child interventions to reach kids and teens. I enjoy working with adults on determining what career path to take, how to adjust to college/full time employment, mid-life career issues, and stress management/mindfulness skills. Issues from Anxiety, ASD, and Depression often pop up at this time of life. I am here to help them navigate!
I love making therapy a positive experience that leaves clients feeling happy and excited to come back the next week. My practice is focused on therapy with kids, teens, adults, and families. I use play therapy, Theraplay(tm), and Whole Brain Child interventions to reach kids and teens. I enjoy working with adults on determining what career path to take, how to adjust to college/full time employment, mid-life career issues, and stress management/mindfulness skills. Issues from Anxiety, ASD, and Depression often pop up at this time of life. I am here to help them navigate!
(913) 225-7636 View (913) 225-7636
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Heeseong Ha
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LCAC, NCTTP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Leawood, KS 66209
Heeseong is a compassionate licensed clinical professional counselor and licensed clinical addiction counselor with a specialization in Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Cultural issues, and Drug and Alcohol-related Addiction. She is also trained in EMDR approved by EMDRIA. With over 10 years of experience, she is dedicated to providing exceptional mental health and addiction counseling services to clients of all ages. With a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) approach, she believes in collaborative and working relationships with her clients based on trust and transparent communication.
Heeseong is a compassionate licensed clinical professional counselor and licensed clinical addiction counselor with a specialization in Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Cultural issues, and Drug and Alcohol-related Addiction. She is also trained in EMDR approved by EMDRIA. With over 10 years of experience, she is dedicated to providing exceptional mental health and addiction counseling services to clients of all ages. With a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) approach, she believes in collaborative and working relationships with her clients based on trust and transparent communication.
(913) 349-7313 View (913) 349-7313
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Katelyn Neely
Counselor, LPC, LCPC, RPT, AS
Verified Verified
Leawood, KS 66211
Hi, I'm Katelyn at Sunflower Counseling KC. I am passionate about providing trauma-informed care, and in this therapeutic space you will be met with acceptance, empathy, compassion, and truth. With nine years of experience in the field, I am dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for my clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. My approach is collaborative, focusing on building a strong therapeutic relationship that fosters your growth and healing.
Hi, I'm Katelyn at Sunflower Counseling KC. I am passionate about providing trauma-informed care, and in this therapeutic space you will be met with acceptance, empathy, compassion, and truth. With nine years of experience in the field, I am dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for my clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. My approach is collaborative, focusing on building a strong therapeutic relationship that fosters your growth and healing.
(913) 361-6311 View (913) 361-6311
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Jan Goodison Comeau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Leawood, KS 66209
Everyone has problems. We cannot control the circumstances or people that show up in our lives, but we can decide how we are going to respond to them. Not knowing how you feel, what you think or what you want contributes to confusion, frustration, anxiety and depression. Establishing your own authentic self, as opposed to what others want you to be, can be a difficult task. Developing assertive communication skills and understanding your own emotional boundaries are essential to managing distressing symptoms and situations. I can help you take charge of your life and create the one you want.
Everyone has problems. We cannot control the circumstances or people that show up in our lives, but we can decide how we are going to respond to them. Not knowing how you feel, what you think or what you want contributes to confusion, frustration, anxiety and depression. Establishing your own authentic self, as opposed to what others want you to be, can be a difficult task. Developing assertive communication skills and understanding your own emotional boundaries are essential to managing distressing symptoms and situations. I can help you take charge of your life and create the one you want.
(913) 667-4547 View (913) 667-4547
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Michael Little, PhD Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Leawood, KS 66211
Therapy is a process which affirms life and growth and a better version of ourselves. To be a therapist grants the privilege of aiding in that process. I am a seasoned therapist with a diverse clientele and very broad and deep clinical experience. I seek to join with clients in ways that are not only effective but which take into account the specific person or relationship,situation and need. I invite you to call if you would like to know more about my practice or schedule an appointment.
Therapy is a process which affirms life and growth and a better version of ourselves. To be a therapist grants the privilege of aiding in that process. I am a seasoned therapist with a diverse clientele and very broad and deep clinical experience. I seek to join with clients in ways that are not only effective but which take into account the specific person or relationship,situation and need. I invite you to call if you would like to know more about my practice or schedule an appointment.
(913) 686-6509 View (913) 686-6509
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Mike Doolin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, ACSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Leawood, KS 66211
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes life brings difficulties we never imagined we would have to deal with. These are situations, circumstances and events like parenting a difficult child, experiencing anxiety or depression, and problems at school, work, or home that we just don't feel equipped to deal with. Many of us expect ourselves to be able to resolve these difficulties and when we can't we feel defeated. Worry, distress, and apathy have run their course and now it's time to get help. I am sensitive to your situation and can help you find relief.
Sometimes life brings difficulties we never imagined we would have to deal with. These are situations, circumstances and events like parenting a difficult child, experiencing anxiety or depression, and problems at school, work, or home that we just don't feel equipped to deal with. Many of us expect ourselves to be able to resolve these difficulties and when we can't we feel defeated. Worry, distress, and apathy have run their course and now it's time to get help. I am sensitive to your situation and can help you find relief.
(913) 553-4595 View (913) 553-4595
Photo of Janet Clevenger, LCMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Janet Clevenger
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Leawood, KS 66211
Are you tired of striving to find happiness in your relationships? Do you long to feel secure, peaceful or confident? Do you struggle to find the kind of relationships where you can thrive? Or maybe you struggle with low self esteem, maintaining boundaries or pleasing others to the point you find yourself resenting others? If you said yes, then consider taking the step to learn to care for yourself so you can have the success and relationships you want. Or if you think your loved one might have an eating disorder please call. If your anxiety or traumatic experiences are interfering -call me.
Are you tired of striving to find happiness in your relationships? Do you long to feel secure, peaceful or confident? Do you struggle to find the kind of relationships where you can thrive? Or maybe you struggle with low self esteem, maintaining boundaries or pleasing others to the point you find yourself resenting others? If you said yes, then consider taking the step to learn to care for yourself so you can have the success and relationships you want. Or if you think your loved one might have an eating disorder please call. If your anxiety or traumatic experiences are interfering -call me.
(913) 276-0905 View (913) 276-0905
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Angie Viets
LCP, CEDS-S
Verified Verified
Leawood, KS 66206  (Online Only)
I'm a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience. My areas of interest and experience include treating adults experiencing a wide range of concerns such as, relationship problems, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and life stressors (who doesn't have those?). I've had the unique opportunity over the years to work with physicians, professors, attorneys, and other therapists. I tend to work best with clients who are invested in making positive changes, personally and/or professionally, to create a meaningful life.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience. My areas of interest and experience include treating adults experiencing a wide range of concerns such as, relationship problems, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and life stressors (who doesn't have those?). I've had the unique opportunity over the years to work with physicians, professors, attorneys, and other therapists. I tend to work best with clients who are invested in making positive changes, personally and/or professionally, to create a meaningful life.
(785) 829-4709 View (785) 829-4709
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David W Belt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT, LMFT, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Leawood, KS 66206
Do you want to feel better but the things you are trying are not working anymore? It can feel overwhelming as is making the call to get help and find a therapist that fits with your needs. In this time of uncertainty and ever increasing chaos and doubt, I believe I can be of help to pivot, think outside the box, and help you in your process of progress towards living a better life.
Do you want to feel better but the things you are trying are not working anymore? It can feel overwhelming as is making the call to get help and find a therapist that fits with your needs. In this time of uncertainty and ever increasing chaos and doubt, I believe I can be of help to pivot, think outside the box, and help you in your process of progress towards living a better life.
(816) 209-1842 View (816) 209-1842
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Prairie Village Therapy Services, LLC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCPC, NCC, RPT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Leawood, KS 66224
Waitlist for new clients
As a licensed professional counselor for over 25 years, I provide therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults. Also a Registered Play Therapist, Cognitive Behavior Therapist (CBT), and an Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) trained therapist, I am passionate about providing a safe place for people to heal through their unique therapeutic journey. My area of expertise is working with children and adolescents.
As a licensed professional counselor for over 25 years, I provide therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults. Also a Registered Play Therapist, Cognitive Behavior Therapist (CBT), and an Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) trained therapist, I am passionate about providing a safe place for people to heal through their unique therapeutic journey. My area of expertise is working with children and adolescents.
(913) 318-3352 View (913) 318-3352
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Tish Holub Taylor
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leawood, KS 66211
My primary goal is to facilitate the positive development of children and adolescents. I work with children, adolescents, families and professionals to identify areas of difficulty and goals to improve functioning. Goals may be related to improving school performance, social skills, emotional or mood related difficulities, anxiety, or developmental disabilities. Once goals are identified, important skills are taught that will help children/adolescents adjust to home and school. This can be accomplished through a variety of services that include evaluations, psychotherapy,and family consultation or coaching.
My primary goal is to facilitate the positive development of children and adolescents. I work with children, adolescents, families and professionals to identify areas of difficulty and goals to improve functioning. Goals may be related to improving school performance, social skills, emotional or mood related difficulities, anxiety, or developmental disabilities. Once goals are identified, important skills are taught that will help children/adolescents adjust to home and school. This can be accomplished through a variety of services that include evaluations, psychotherapy,and family consultation or coaching.
(913) 738-4177 View (913) 738-4177
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Rebecca Ray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Leawood, KS 66211
We are living in overwhelming times. The worry, stress, and disconnection can take a real toll on our bodies and our minds if not handled effectively. For years I have worked with people experiencing a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma. The modalities I use are uniquely equipped to help soothe mind and body. After treatment, my clients describe feeling calmer, more connected to self and others, and less hindered by life's stressors. We could all use more of that these days!
We are living in overwhelming times. The worry, stress, and disconnection can take a real toll on our bodies and our minds if not handled effectively. For years I have worked with people experiencing a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma. The modalities I use are uniquely equipped to help soothe mind and body. After treatment, my clients describe feeling calmer, more connected to self and others, and less hindered by life's stressors. We could all use more of that these days!
(913) 346-1248 View (913) 346-1248
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Dr. Thomas M. Letvinchuck Ironwoods Behavioral Health
PhD, LCMFT
Verified Verified
Leawood, KS 66211
Greetings! My name is Dr. Thomas M. Letvinchuck. I am the founder of Ironwoods Behavioral Health here in Leawood, Kansas. I hold a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and maintain a LCMFT license in the State of Kansas. "I believe it is important to establish a good rapport with you; I want you to feel safe, seen, and understood; to achieve symptom relief, solutions, and to get you back on the right track. The types of treatment utilized in my practice will be tailored to your individual needs. Psychotherapy is not just about talking out problems and crisis issues, but about building self-confidence, courage and a belief in oneself."
Greetings! My name is Dr. Thomas M. Letvinchuck. I am the founder of Ironwoods Behavioral Health here in Leawood, Kansas. I hold a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and maintain a LCMFT license in the State of Kansas. "I believe it is important to establish a good rapport with you; I want you to feel safe, seen, and understood; to achieve symptom relief, solutions, and to get you back on the right track. The types of treatment utilized in my practice will be tailored to your individual needs. Psychotherapy is not just about talking out problems and crisis issues, but about building self-confidence, courage and a belief in oneself."
(913) 357-6319 View (913) 357-6319
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Nicole Muther
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Leawood, KS 66206
Hi, I’m so glad you’re here looking for support! I know it can so often feel like everyone around you is living their absolute best life while you feel like a hot mess. I'm here to be a safe space for teen girls and women in their twenties wanting to process all things anxiety, self-confidence + self-worth. I love helping my clients show up as their most confident self in their relationships with significant others, friends, and family.
Hi, I’m so glad you’re here looking for support! I know it can so often feel like everyone around you is living their absolute best life while you feel like a hot mess. I'm here to be a safe space for teen girls and women in their twenties wanting to process all things anxiety, self-confidence + self-worth. I love helping my clients show up as their most confident self in their relationships with significant others, friends, and family.
(913) 648-9472 View (913) 648-9472
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Embark Counseling Services
Counselor, LPC, LCPC, LCSW
Verified Verified
15 Endorsed
Leawood, KS 66211
Life is hard. Family is hard. Raising kids is hard. You want someone who can help when everything in your daily life is affected, including our thoughts, emotions and resulting behaviors. Also, impacting the way your body feels, and ultimately how you experience YOU and your relationships. You may feel overwhelmed or stuck, unsatisfied in your relationship, anxious, or wondering if things can change or things can get better. There is hope, and we are here. We have many clinicians at all locations that are experienced and ready to help, including affordable options.
Life is hard. Family is hard. Raising kids is hard. You want someone who can help when everything in your daily life is affected, including our thoughts, emotions and resulting behaviors. Also, impacting the way your body feels, and ultimately how you experience YOU and your relationships. You may feel overwhelmed or stuck, unsatisfied in your relationship, anxious, or wondering if things can change or things can get better. There is hope, and we are here. We have many clinicians at all locations that are experienced and ready to help, including affordable options.
(913) 674-5365 View (913) 674-5365
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Kenedee Parry
LMSW
Verified Verified
Leawood, KS 66211
“Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are." Sometimes we lose ourselves along the way for whatever reason, be it trauma, loss, depression, anxiety or any number of human experiences. And guess what? It’s okay! You are not alone! When we are disconnected with ourselves, our thoughts lead us to believe we are not good enough or worthy of connection. But you are. It is so brave to want to grow, heal, and rediscover yourself. True healing comes from connection with others and authenticity to the self. I am here to meet you where you are!
“Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are." Sometimes we lose ourselves along the way for whatever reason, be it trauma, loss, depression, anxiety or any number of human experiences. And guess what? It’s okay! You are not alone! When we are disconnected with ourselves, our thoughts lead us to believe we are not good enough or worthy of connection. But you are. It is so brave to want to grow, heal, and rediscover yourself. True healing comes from connection with others and authenticity to the self. I am here to meet you where you are!
(913) 808-3255 View (913) 808-3255

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Leawood, KS

200+

Average cost per session

$136

Therapists in Leawood, KS who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
92% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD
72% Stress
71% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% Aetna
53% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
52% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Leawood, KS see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Leawood?

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.