Therapists in Smith County, KS

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Heaven Sent Counseling
Counselor, MS, CDP, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Smith Center, KS 66967  (Online Only)
I have been a counselor for almost 20 years. I have worked in the addiction field and with couples and families helping them to resolve issues between couples and family members. I also have worked with people who have co-dependency issues, anxiety issues, post traumatic stress disorder, and depression. I am moved into my own private practice in June 2015. I am currently a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Chemical Dependency Proffessional, in Washington State and now am licensed in Kansas and have moved my practice to Kansas, but can continue to work with people in Washington State online.
I have been a counselor for almost 20 years. I have worked in the addiction field and with couples and families helping them to resolve issues between couples and family members. I also have worked with people who have co-dependency issues, anxiety issues, post traumatic stress disorder, and depression. I am moved into my own private practice in June 2015. I am currently a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Chemical Dependency Proffessional, in Washington State and now am licensed in Kansas and have moved my practice to Kansas, but can continue to work with people in Washington State online.
(785) 384-4896 View (785) 384-4896
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Debby Dimmitt Ponton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Smith Center, KS 66967
Waitlist for new clients
Hey there! I'm Debby Ponton with Mended Hearts Counseling. I specialize in seeing adults seeking Christian/Biblical Counseling or non-faith based counseling who struggle with depression, bipolar, trauma, including Dissociative Identity Disorders, marriage/relationship and self esteem/worth issues. I also serve farmers, ranchers, military and veterans.
Hey there! I'm Debby Ponton with Mended Hearts Counseling. I specialize in seeing adults seeking Christian/Biblical Counseling or non-faith based counseling who struggle with depression, bipolar, trauma, including Dissociative Identity Disorders, marriage/relationship and self esteem/worth issues. I also serve farmers, ranchers, military and veterans.
(785) 429-4580 View (785) 429-4580
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Julie Marie Mcshane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Smith Center, KS 66967
I work with clients of all ages. With younger populations I specialize in childhood anxiety, depression, neglect/abuse, children of divorce, foster care, anger management, and aggressive behaviors. With adults I use client centered and solution focused approaches to address symptoms related to anxiety, depression, and adverse experiences including trauma. I am trained in TF-CBT (trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy) and EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) and utilize those therapies with both children and adults. I look for behavioral and wholistic ways to improve functioning before suggesting medicinal interventions.
I work with clients of all ages. With younger populations I specialize in childhood anxiety, depression, neglect/abuse, children of divorce, foster care, anger management, and aggressive behaviors. With adults I use client centered and solution focused approaches to address symptoms related to anxiety, depression, and adverse experiences including trauma. I am trained in TF-CBT (trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy) and EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) and utilize those therapies with both children and adults. I look for behavioral and wholistic ways to improve functioning before suggesting medicinal interventions.
(316) 453-1054 View (316) 453-1054

Online Therapists

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Rebecca Beus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salina, KS 67401
Hello. My name is Rebecca Beus and I’m a Therapist at WellSpring Psychotherapy. Emotional distress can be deeply painful. Whether it is you…yourself coping with emotional pain or if you are dealing with a loved one who is in emotional distress. My goal is to allow a safe space for my clients to ventilate this pain and be truly heard without judgement. I look forward to working with you or your loved ones to identify healthy solutions to reduce this emotional pain and move forward with healthy healing and increasing joy in your life.
Hello. My name is Rebecca Beus and I’m a Therapist at WellSpring Psychotherapy. Emotional distress can be deeply painful. Whether it is you…yourself coping with emotional pain or if you are dealing with a loved one who is in emotional distress. My goal is to allow a safe space for my clients to ventilate this pain and be truly heard without judgement. I look forward to working with you or your loved ones to identify healthy solutions to reduce this emotional pain and move forward with healthy healing and increasing joy in your life.
(785) 975-8073 View (785) 975-8073
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Michelle Fairbank
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC-S, LMAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hays, KS 67601
Sometimes life’s challenges seem to be overwhelming and you need a neutral ear to listen and help you sort things out. Sometimes your child needs help because they are struggling or maybe it’s your relationship that needs attention. I offer mental health services to people ages 4 to 94 and take all major insurance’s. Anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, ADD/ADHD, PTSD, gender issues, and addiction are just a few of the reasons my clients come to me. We will work together to help you achieve your full potential, strengthen your relationships and live your best life!
Sometimes life’s challenges seem to be overwhelming and you need a neutral ear to listen and help you sort things out. Sometimes your child needs help because they are struggling or maybe it’s your relationship that needs attention. I offer mental health services to people ages 4 to 94 and take all major insurance’s. Anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, ADD/ADHD, PTSD, gender issues, and addiction are just a few of the reasons my clients come to me. We will work together to help you achieve your full potential, strengthen your relationships and live your best life!
(785) 367-2515 View (785) 367-2515
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Stephanie Ann Krom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Ellis, KS 67637  (Online Only)
I utilize interventions with CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, solution focused, strength based, mindfulness, psychodynamic, and trauma informed interventions. I work with individuals including teens, adults, and geriatric population. I have experience with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, autism, ADHD, PTSD, sexual trauma, personality disorders, pregnancy/postpartum, divorce, anger management, and spiritual/religious issues.
I utilize interventions with CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, solution focused, strength based, mindfulness, psychodynamic, and trauma informed interventions. I work with individuals including teens, adults, and geriatric population. I have experience with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, autism, ADHD, PTSD, sexual trauma, personality disorders, pregnancy/postpartum, divorce, anger management, and spiritual/religious issues.
(785) 329-9421 View (785) 329-9421
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Randee Olive Lscsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hays, KS 67601
Experience change TODAY. Your Well-Being Is in Good Hands. Are you struggling with issues related to depression, trauma, grief, anxiety, parenting struggles, uncontrollable anger, or major life changes? There comes a time when help is needed from a licensed professional to cope with life's challenges. I offer traditional in-office therapy in Wichita, KS and for those on the go or looking for a more convenient way to communicate, I offer TELEHEALTH therapy anywhere in Kansas. I'm a licensed Clinical Social Worker and I'm here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. I also offer anger management.
Experience change TODAY. Your Well-Being Is in Good Hands. Are you struggling with issues related to depression, trauma, grief, anxiety, parenting struggles, uncontrollable anger, or major life changes? There comes a time when help is needed from a licensed professional to cope with life's challenges. I offer traditional in-office therapy in Wichita, KS and for those on the go or looking for a more convenient way to communicate, I offer TELEHEALTH therapy anywhere in Kansas. I'm a licensed Clinical Social Worker and I'm here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. I also offer anger management.
(316) 712-7268 View (316) 712-7268
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Cricket Rice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Hays, KS 67601
Through human connection, healing can take place. I hope to help you begin the process to improve your emotional health no matter where you are in life. As your therapist, my goal is to help you feel at home in your body, mind, and heart. I can help deconstruct and shift your “shoulds” into something that feels more authentic and meaningful to you. Sometimes all we need is a safe environment to explore primary interests, develop goals, and determine strengths and assets to move forward.
Through human connection, healing can take place. I hope to help you begin the process to improve your emotional health no matter where you are in life. As your therapist, my goal is to help you feel at home in your body, mind, and heart. I can help deconstruct and shift your “shoulds” into something that feels more authentic and meaningful to you. Sometimes all we need is a safe environment to explore primary interests, develop goals, and determine strengths and assets to move forward.
(785) 498-8286 View (785) 498-8286
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Kali Harvey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMLP
Verified Verified
Concordia, KS 66901
Kali is a Licensed Master’s Level Psychologist-Temporary in the state of Kansas who received her Master’s from Fort Hays State University. She is passionate about working with children, families and individuals with behavioral and emotional concerns. Prior to becoming a therapist she worked as an elementary school paraeducator, and she is dedicated towards working with children of all ages and providing high quality mental health services. Kali values the empathetic relationship between her clients and their families. She aims to prioritize trust, communication, and collaboration of healthy therapeutic goals, to foster a supportive
Kali is a Licensed Master’s Level Psychologist-Temporary in the state of Kansas who received her Master’s from Fort Hays State University. She is passionate about working with children, families and individuals with behavioral and emotional concerns. Prior to becoming a therapist she worked as an elementary school paraeducator, and she is dedicated towards working with children of all ages and providing high quality mental health services. Kali values the empathetic relationship between her clients and their families. She aims to prioritize trust, communication, and collaboration of healthy therapeutic goals, to foster a supportive
(785) 336-9122 View (785) 336-9122
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Lisa Berry (Trees Of Green Counseling)
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Salina, KS 67401  (Online Only)
I am a solution focused therapist, encouraging each individual to find value within themselves. Together, we will identify strengths, challenge unhealthy thoughts and reactions, and encourage a life of change. I am here to help you identify what is challenging in your life and help you take back the control. Through the process, our goal will be to help you begin living life to the fullest instead of just existing. I also specialize in Pain Reprocessing Therapy, using mindfulness in another way to help with the physical sensation of pain.
I am a solution focused therapist, encouraging each individual to find value within themselves. Together, we will identify strengths, challenge unhealthy thoughts and reactions, and encourage a life of change. I am here to help you identify what is challenging in your life and help you take back the control. Through the process, our goal will be to help you begin living life to the fullest instead of just existing. I also specialize in Pain Reprocessing Therapy, using mindfulness in another way to help with the physical sensation of pain.
(913) 308-3455 View (913) 308-3455
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Courtney Frack
Psychologist, LMLP, LMAC
Verified Verified
Phillipsburg, KS 67661
Everyone wants to live their ideal life, yet despite our best wishes we can find ourselves repeating patterns and making choices that work against our own desires. It can be confusing to cure the suffering that we create, contribute to, or continue for ourselves. As a mental health therapist, I believe that when provided a safe and understanding space that all people have the ability to find their own unique ways of understanding, accepting, and developing solutions to the problems that are keeping them stuck and preventing them from building the life they envision for themselves.
Everyone wants to live their ideal life, yet despite our best wishes we can find ourselves repeating patterns and making choices that work against our own desires. It can be confusing to cure the suffering that we create, contribute to, or continue for ourselves. As a mental health therapist, I believe that when provided a safe and understanding space that all people have the ability to find their own unique ways of understanding, accepting, and developing solutions to the problems that are keeping them stuck and preventing them from building the life they envision for themselves.
(785) 434-9576 View (785) 434-9576
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Kaylan Garcia
Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate, MS, MFTC-CO, LMFT-KS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hays, KS 67601
Couples and individuals I support often say they feel like they’ve "lost themselves" in their relationship(s). They feel like they have become roommates, communication is "non-existent," and at times aren’t even sure who they are anymore. Couples and individuals who see me benefit from learning concrete communication skills in the context of each partner's unique backgrounds and personalities, while doing so in a safe space with the support of a third party (me!). My clients explore patterns of codependency, the role anxiety can play systemically, and are willing to slow themselves down to learn about their role in the relationship.
Couples and individuals I support often say they feel like they’ve "lost themselves" in their relationship(s). They feel like they have become roommates, communication is "non-existent," and at times aren’t even sure who they are anymore. Couples and individuals who see me benefit from learning concrete communication skills in the context of each partner's unique backgrounds and personalities, while doing so in a safe space with the support of a third party (me!). My clients explore patterns of codependency, the role anxiety can play systemically, and are willing to slow themselves down to learn about their role in the relationship.
(720) 515-4213 View (720) 515-4213
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Michael Ohlde
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belleville, KS 66935
I'm a Licensed Psychologist specializing in the treatment of children and families with an extensive background in child, adolescent and adult behavioral therapy and diagnosis. I believe the road to change is entirely personal; everyone travels their own path, at their own pace. Because despite similarities in experience, every individual has challenges unique to them. Together, within an empowering environment, we can find solutions to alter behaviors, explore meaning, improve moods and build relationships.
I'm a Licensed Psychologist specializing in the treatment of children and families with an extensive background in child, adolescent and adult behavioral therapy and diagnosis. I believe the road to change is entirely personal; everyone travels their own path, at their own pace. Because despite similarities in experience, every individual has challenges unique to them. Together, within an empowering environment, we can find solutions to alter behaviors, explore meaning, improve moods and build relationships.
(316) 531-6927 View (316) 531-6927
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Kaitlyn Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Belleville, KS 66935  (Online Only)
Kaitlyn Jones is a Licensed Masters Social Worker. She has worked with adolescents for three years but has a passion for working with all ages. Kaitlyn strives to meet clients where they are at and works to help them understand where they came from. She also helps them understand how this plays a role in who they are today. She has experience with anxiety, depression, trauma, everyday stressors, suicidal ideation, life transitions, and grief and is accepting clients via telehealth!
Kaitlyn Jones is a Licensed Masters Social Worker. She has worked with adolescents for three years but has a passion for working with all ages. Kaitlyn strives to meet clients where they are at and works to help them understand where they came from. She also helps them understand how this plays a role in who they are today. She has experience with anxiety, depression, trauma, everyday stressors, suicidal ideation, life transitions, and grief and is accepting clients via telehealth!
(785) 669-8201 View (785) 669-8201
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Daniel DaSilva
MA
Verified Verified
Belleville, KS 66935  (Online Only)
You might be lying in bed again, exhausted but unable to sleep. Your entire body is tense, heart pounding, and feeling uncomfortable. Intrusive and unpleasant thoughts race through your mind at a fever pitch. Part of you knows that you’re in no immediate danger, but it doesn’t matter. In many ways, you still haven't moved beyond that past challenge. You try to get on with your life, but you can’t seem to escape the shame and guilt. It’s affecting everything you do.
You might be lying in bed again, exhausted but unable to sleep. Your entire body is tense, heart pounding, and feeling uncomfortable. Intrusive and unpleasant thoughts race through your mind at a fever pitch. Part of you knows that you’re in no immediate danger, but it doesn’t matter. In many ways, you still haven't moved beyond that past challenge. You try to get on with your life, but you can’t seem to escape the shame and guilt. It’s affecting everything you do.
(785) 384-4234 View (785) 384-4234
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Melissa Petesch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Clay Center, KS 67432
I strive to collaborate with clients of various age groups who are prepared to embark on a journey towards positive transformation. Have you sensed a loss of enthusiasm in your life, finding it hard to enjoy activities you once cherished? Perhaps you catch yourself being short-tempered with loved ones and constantly feeling on edge at work. Past traumas can leave us feeling stuck and incapable of initiating the changes we yearn for. My goal is to assist clients who are eager for change to empower their mind and transform their lives!
I strive to collaborate with clients of various age groups who are prepared to embark on a journey towards positive transformation. Have you sensed a loss of enthusiasm in your life, finding it hard to enjoy activities you once cherished? Perhaps you catch yourself being short-tempered with loved ones and constantly feeling on edge at work. Past traumas can leave us feeling stuck and incapable of initiating the changes we yearn for. My goal is to assist clients who are eager for change to empower their mind and transform their lives!
(785) 645-2479 View (785) 645-2479
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Jonathan Chack
Counselor, LCMHC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Salina, KS 67401  (Online Only)
Jonathan graduated from Lesley College in Cambridge Massachusetts with a Master's Degree in Counseling/ Psychology. Jonathan has been studying and integrating transpersonal-psychology with expressive art therapies, meditation, and spirituality counseling adults, children, adolescents, families, and couples for over 30 years in schools, residential and outpatient settings. He specializes in treating issues of depression, anxiety, anger management, substance abuse, grief and loss, trauma and self-esteem. Sessions are currently being held in Vermont and in Kansas via telehealth.
Jonathan graduated from Lesley College in Cambridge Massachusetts with a Master's Degree in Counseling/ Psychology. Jonathan has been studying and integrating transpersonal-psychology with expressive art therapies, meditation, and spirituality counseling adults, children, adolescents, families, and couples for over 30 years in schools, residential and outpatient settings. He specializes in treating issues of depression, anxiety, anger management, substance abuse, grief and loss, trauma and self-esteem. Sessions are currently being held in Vermont and in Kansas via telehealth.
(802) 276-4136 View (802) 276-4136
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Lydia Lund
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Salina, KS 67401
Lydia’s experience includes working with clients facing anxiety, depression, grief, mood disorders, women’s issues, sexual trauma, sex offender issues, common oppositional/spectrum diagnoses among children, teens, couples, single-parents and families in crisis.
Lydia’s experience includes working with clients facing anxiety, depression, grief, mood disorders, women’s issues, sexual trauma, sex offender issues, common oppositional/spectrum diagnoses among children, teens, couples, single-parents and families in crisis.
(785) 347-8969 View (785) 347-8969
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Mandy R Kary
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Solomon, KS 67480  (Online Only)
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* At Finding Peace Therapy I want to help you find peace with past experiences, as well as the present, while figuring out which path is right for you. Wherever you are in life is a great starting point, each person is different in many ways and that is why therapy is always individualized. I focus on helping clients become more mindful of their thoughts, feelings, and environment while identifying and building on their strengths. A strong foundation of skills can help clients find consistent balance and peace throughout life.
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* At Finding Peace Therapy I want to help you find peace with past experiences, as well as the present, while figuring out which path is right for you. Wherever you are in life is a great starting point, each person is different in many ways and that is why therapy is always individualized. I focus on helping clients become more mindful of their thoughts, feelings, and environment while identifying and building on their strengths. A strong foundation of skills can help clients find consistent balance and peace throughout life.
(785) 264-4986 View (785) 264-4986
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Jami Evans
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salina, KS 67401  (Online Only)
My approach with clients is to build rapport by using narrative therapy and adding other modalities such as trauma-attachment focused, emotion-focused, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral and strength based. These modalities of therapy assist clients with depression, anxiety, PTSD, other mood disorders, ADHD, and several other disorders. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families of any age, gender, and background.
My approach with clients is to build rapport by using narrative therapy and adding other modalities such as trauma-attachment focused, emotion-focused, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral and strength based. These modalities of therapy assist clients with depression, anxiety, PTSD, other mood disorders, ADHD, and several other disorders. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families of any age, gender, and background.
(785) 390-9245 View (785) 390-9245

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Number of Therapists in Smith County, KS

< 10

Therapists in Smith County, KS who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Grief
100% Spirituality
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Anger Management

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% TRICARE

How Therapists in Smith County, KS see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Smith 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.