Therapists in Lexington, KY

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Anthony Moody
Counselor, LPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40514
Anthony Moody is a dedicated, driven, and diligent Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) that has 2+ years of clinical mental health experience. He is a man of the Most High YAH, devout husband, and proud father of 4 that has a passion for educating and helping others. Originally born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, he now resides in Lexington, Kentucky. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Kentucky State University in 2014 and earned his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Kentucky in 2023.
Anthony Moody is a dedicated, driven, and diligent Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) that has 2+ years of clinical mental health experience. He is a man of the Most High YAH, devout husband, and proud father of 4 that has a passion for educating and helping others. Originally born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, he now resides in Lexington, Kentucky. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Kentucky State University in 2014 and earned his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Kentucky in 2023.
(859) 407-6217 View (859) 407-6217
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Mikka McGee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40509
Mikka McGee is a graduate from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Social Work and from University of Louisville with a Master of Science in Social Work. Her experience includes community-based outpatient mental health care. She specializes in PTSD, Trauma and related disorders, ADHD, Autism spectrum, depression & anxiety disorders. The interventions she has been extensively trained in are EMDR, TF-CBT, CPT. She utilizes a person-centered approach to tailor therapeutic interventions to the individual. Sees ages 12-65+.
Mikka McGee is a graduate from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Social Work and from University of Louisville with a Master of Science in Social Work. Her experience includes community-based outpatient mental health care. She specializes in PTSD, Trauma and related disorders, ADHD, Autism spectrum, depression & anxiety disorders. The interventions she has been extensively trained in are EMDR, TF-CBT, CPT. She utilizes a person-centered approach to tailor therapeutic interventions to the individual. Sees ages 12-65+.
(859) 374-7348 View (859) 374-7348
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Nicole Lally
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40509
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with a variety of mental health, behavioral issues, and trauma. I am also a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor and am extremely passionate about helping adolescents and adults suffering from substance use disorders achieve freedom and recovery from their substance use. I am equally passionate about assisting family members struggling with maladaptive behaviors stemming from substance use disorders, such as codependency.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with a variety of mental health, behavioral issues, and trauma. I am also a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor and am extremely passionate about helping adolescents and adults suffering from substance use disorders achieve freedom and recovery from their substance use. I am equally passionate about assisting family members struggling with maladaptive behaviors stemming from substance use disorders, such as codependency.
(859) 209-6533 View (859) 209-6533
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Amanda Brashear
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC-S, LCADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40515
I have experience working with individuals with a variety of different concerns including: depression, anxiety, grief, relational problems, mood disorders, trauma, and substance abuse. I engage clients in evidence based therapy interventions that include cognitive behavioral therapy, client centered therapy, and motivational interviewing. I provide clients with a safe, non judgement environment to help foster personal growth. I encourage clients to self reflect and look through their life with a difference lense. I believe that everyone has the ability to change and live a fulfilling life and will work just as hard as you to help you achieve your goals
I have experience working with individuals with a variety of different concerns including: depression, anxiety, grief, relational problems, mood disorders, trauma, and substance abuse. I engage clients in evidence based therapy interventions that include cognitive behavioral therapy, client centered therapy, and motivational interviewing. I provide clients with a safe, non judgement environment to help foster personal growth. I encourage clients to self reflect and look through their life with a difference lense. I believe that everyone has the ability to change and live a fulfilling life and will work just as hard as you to help you achieve your goals
(859) 545-3533 View (859) 545-3533
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Anna Stephens
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC, RPT
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40503
In this time of unrest, feelings of anxiety, stress and depression are highented and can effect children and adults alike. I am a Certified Play Therapist working toward Registration with over two years of experience working with adults and children dealing with these issues and more. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and am certified in Trauma Focused -Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy. My approach to counseling is to work conjointly with the client to help them acheive their goals. I am currently accepting new clients and am available to speak to you via phone or online. I am here to help.
In this time of unrest, feelings of anxiety, stress and depression are highented and can effect children and adults alike. I am a Certified Play Therapist working toward Registration with over two years of experience working with adults and children dealing with these issues and more. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and am certified in Trauma Focused -Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy. My approach to counseling is to work conjointly with the client to help them acheive their goals. I am currently accepting new clients and am available to speak to you via phone or online. I am here to help.
(859) 470-8187 View (859) 470-8187
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Tiffany Bryant
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40511
My goal is to help you reach your best potential, to learn how to let go of the negativity that may be holding you back, and feel more confident within yourself. Together we will dig past the surface issues to identify what is creating these problems so that you can resolve them for good! It would be an honor for me to help you navigate through this journey and I look forward to hearing from you!
My goal is to help you reach your best potential, to learn how to let go of the negativity that may be holding you back, and feel more confident within yourself. Together we will dig past the surface issues to identify what is creating these problems so that you can resolve them for good! It would be an honor for me to help you navigate through this journey and I look forward to hearing from you!
(859) 340-1781 View (859) 340-1781
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Elise Van Meter
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40509
Seeking professional help for your mental health is a huge step towards building a healthy, peaceful life. It can be scary and intimidating, so take time to reward yourself for this decision. I believe that my role as a counselor is to give you the tools for you to use to manage stress and hardship in your life. Oftentimes, we feel powerless and out of control in times of stress. My counseling sessions incorporate Cognitive Behavioral components to help you feel in control over your emotions and thoughts. You are the expert on yourself—you know your goals and your vision for your life. I can work with you to accomplish your goals.
Seeking professional help for your mental health is a huge step towards building a healthy, peaceful life. It can be scary and intimidating, so take time to reward yourself for this decision. I believe that my role as a counselor is to give you the tools for you to use to manage stress and hardship in your life. Oftentimes, we feel powerless and out of control in times of stress. My counseling sessions incorporate Cognitive Behavioral components to help you feel in control over your emotions and thoughts. You are the expert on yourself—you know your goals and your vision for your life. I can work with you to accomplish your goals.
(859) 217-4658 View (859) 217-4658
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Karen Bassetti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40513
Not accepting new clients
Currently unable to take new clients. ...Many women find themselves struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression, uncertainty and exhaustion while moving through various phases of their lives. These times can feel lonely and challenging such as navigating college life and peer relationships, pregnancy and postpartum mood shifts, or parenting. And some of these times can feel devastating, and sadly include the loss of a relationship, loved one, or child.
Currently unable to take new clients. ...Many women find themselves struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression, uncertainty and exhaustion while moving through various phases of their lives. These times can feel lonely and challenging such as navigating college life and peer relationships, pregnancy and postpartum mood shifts, or parenting. And some of these times can feel devastating, and sadly include the loss of a relationship, loved one, or child.
(859) 904-5702 View (859) 904-5702
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Bethany Christian
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40517  (Online Only)
Psychological testing can be a critical tool in clarifying diagnoses, assisting psychiatrists in making decisions about medication, and providing recommendations and resources to support decision-making about treatment. Psychological testing is commonly recommended to diagnose ADHD or learning disabilities. College students are often referred for this type of testing because they are struggling in school for the first time and there are no known reasons for their challenges. My therapy sessions are designed to provide patients with effective tools to help them cope with life's stressors and improve their overall well-being.
Psychological testing can be a critical tool in clarifying diagnoses, assisting psychiatrists in making decisions about medication, and providing recommendations and resources to support decision-making about treatment. Psychological testing is commonly recommended to diagnose ADHD or learning disabilities. College students are often referred for this type of testing because they are struggling in school for the first time and there are no known reasons for their challenges. My therapy sessions are designed to provide patients with effective tools to help them cope with life's stressors and improve their overall well-being.
(859) 251-3902 View (859) 251-3902
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Raven Dixon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40511
I've gained knowledge and skills working with clients who experienced anxiety and mood disorders, adjustment disorder, self-harm/suicide ideation, developmental disabilities, intimate and family relational conflict, parenting, and trauma-related diagnoses. Moreover, as a brainspotting practitioner, I utilize this trauma specific treatment by effectively helping to identify points in an individual's visual field to assist in retrieving unprocessed trauma in the subcortical brain.
I've gained knowledge and skills working with clients who experienced anxiety and mood disorders, adjustment disorder, self-harm/suicide ideation, developmental disabilities, intimate and family relational conflict, parenting, and trauma-related diagnoses. Moreover, as a brainspotting practitioner, I utilize this trauma specific treatment by effectively helping to identify points in an individual's visual field to assist in retrieving unprocessed trauma in the subcortical brain.
(859) 765-6133 View (859) 765-6133
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Parker Relationship Center
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40502
We believe self-acceptance is a key part to living a balanced, content life. As such, we believe that compassion, honesty, and being genuine is the way to achieve healthy relationships and lifestyles. We see ourselves and those with whom we work as humans striving to do our best, to grow, and to achieve. Whatever your beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, challenges, successes, and life experiences, we strive to create an accepting environment to encourage exploration to be accepting of who you are and to achieve your potential.
We believe self-acceptance is a key part to living a balanced, content life. As such, we believe that compassion, honesty, and being genuine is the way to achieve healthy relationships and lifestyles. We see ourselves and those with whom we work as humans striving to do our best, to grow, and to achieve. Whatever your beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, challenges, successes, and life experiences, we strive to create an accepting environment to encourage exploration to be accepting of who you are and to achieve your potential.
(859) 469-4315 View (859) 469-4315
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Parker Gilmet
Counselor, LPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40502
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate who graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a master’s degree in clinical mental health. I also obtained my bachelor’s degree in psychology from EKU. As a LPCA I will practice under the direct supervision of Amanda Parsons, LPCC-S. I have experience working with children, adolescents & adults. My therapeutic approach focuses on person centered therapy & solution focused therapy. I collaborate with my clients to understand their goals to formulate an effective treatment plan for each client. I hope to create a safe space for my clients to share their lives with with me.
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate who graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a master’s degree in clinical mental health. I also obtained my bachelor’s degree in psychology from EKU. As a LPCA I will practice under the direct supervision of Amanda Parsons, LPCC-S. I have experience working with children, adolescents & adults. My therapeutic approach focuses on person centered therapy & solution focused therapy. I collaborate with my clients to understand their goals to formulate an effective treatment plan for each client. I hope to create a safe space for my clients to share their lives with with me.
(859) 605-3437 View (859) 605-3437
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Sarah Cummins
Counselor, LPCA, CTP
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40517  (Online Only)
Openings immediately! I am passionate about helping people deal with changes in life as they navigate the path to independence, confidence, and a peaceful mind. I have worked primarily with adults and teenagers who are going through feelings of anxiety, panic, depression, and the lasting effects of trauma. I am particularly passionate about working with people who have experienced religious trauma. I provide a nonjudgemental space for people of all identities to clarify and work towards the change they want to see in their life and find a place where they belong.
Openings immediately! I am passionate about helping people deal with changes in life as they navigate the path to independence, confidence, and a peaceful mind. I have worked primarily with adults and teenagers who are going through feelings of anxiety, panic, depression, and the lasting effects of trauma. I am particularly passionate about working with people who have experienced religious trauma. I provide a nonjudgemental space for people of all identities to clarify and work towards the change they want to see in their life and find a place where they belong.
(859) 715-1423 View (859) 715-1423
Photo of Angela Kirkland, Psychologist in Lexington, KY
Angela Kirkland
Psychologist, MA, CPAF
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40503
If you are struggling with emotional stress, long for better relationships, or wish to address difficult circumstances in the past or present, then the assistance of a mental health professional may be a step in the right direction. Building a partnership with a therapist can help you process those issues and build skills to better tackle challenges. As a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, I help clients understand how the mind interprets and reacts to situations, and then arm them with tools. With knowledge brings awareness, and awareness creates the opportunity for positive change.
If you are struggling with emotional stress, long for better relationships, or wish to address difficult circumstances in the past or present, then the assistance of a mental health professional may be a step in the right direction. Building a partnership with a therapist can help you process those issues and build skills to better tackle challenges. As a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, I help clients understand how the mind interprets and reacts to situations, and then arm them with tools. With knowledge brings awareness, and awareness creates the opportunity for positive change.
(859) 209-6595 View (859) 209-6595
Photo of Rebecca Crinean Pickens, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Lexington, KY
Rebecca Crinean Pickens
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MMFT
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40502
Life-changing healing is possible. Rebecca has experienced it firsthand in her own life and the lives of her clients! Suffering is a universal experience, but we do not have to remain captives of our past or fear our future. Clients who work with Rebecca see change, often experiencing decreased symptoms after the first session. She provides clients space to process the curve balls life has thrown, and gives them tools to help make practical changes outside sessions to meet their goals.
Life-changing healing is possible. Rebecca has experienced it firsthand in her own life and the lives of her clients! Suffering is a universal experience, but we do not have to remain captives of our past or fear our future. Clients who work with Rebecca see change, often experiencing decreased symptoms after the first session. She provides clients space to process the curve balls life has thrown, and gives them tools to help make practical changes outside sessions to meet their goals.
(859) 295-5640 View (859) 295-5640
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Jessica Shannon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CMNCS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40515
As a Licensed Therapist, I have gained a wide range of experience working with children, teens and adults. My experience includes working in homes, schools and in outpatient settings. I have experience working with children and adults from all diversities, assisting each individual and their family work towards meeting their treatment goals. I have training and experience helping individuals address an array of concerns, but primarily focus on assisting children, adolescents, and teens cope with a variety of mental health concerns, including trauma and mood related disorders, anxiety disorders, ADHD, nutrition, and self esteem.
As a Licensed Therapist, I have gained a wide range of experience working with children, teens and adults. My experience includes working in homes, schools and in outpatient settings. I have experience working with children and adults from all diversities, assisting each individual and their family work towards meeting their treatment goals. I have training and experience helping individuals address an array of concerns, but primarily focus on assisting children, adolescents, and teens cope with a variety of mental health concerns, including trauma and mood related disorders, anxiety disorders, ADHD, nutrition, and self esteem.
(502) 883-6636 View (502) 883-6636
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Balanced Life Solutions Counseling & Psychiatrict
LPCC-S, LCADC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40517
I work with clients who struggle with mental health, substance use, and Trauma to explore issues and help create a formal treatment plan that will help reduce, manage, or even resolve the problem. We also help a client understand how to manage high-risk situations and cope with everyday life stressors without turning to substances.
I work with clients who struggle with mental health, substance use, and Trauma to explore issues and help create a formal treatment plan that will help reduce, manage, or even resolve the problem. We also help a client understand how to manage high-risk situations and cope with everyday life stressors without turning to substances.
(859) 535-8178 View (859) 535-8178
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Alyssa Schomp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40515
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I completed my bachelor’s degree in Social Work at the University of Kentucky and the obtained my Masters of Social Work with a clinical concentration from the University of Kentucky in 2018, and have been working in the mental health field ever since! I have a passion of working with children, adolescence, and adults and have worked in a variety of clinical settings. I enjoy working with a variety of mental health concerns, those including, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, substance use, and trauma. I utilize approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and strengths-based.
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I completed my bachelor’s degree in Social Work at the University of Kentucky and the obtained my Masters of Social Work with a clinical concentration from the University of Kentucky in 2018, and have been working in the mental health field ever since! I have a passion of working with children, adolescence, and adults and have worked in a variety of clinical settings. I enjoy working with a variety of mental health concerns, those including, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, substance use, and trauma. I utilize approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and strengths-based.
(859) 535-0316 View (859) 535-0316
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Courtney Garner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40511  (Online Only)
Women seek me out to help build boundaries and self-confidence while trying to manage the stressors of life. Most of the women that come to see me believe, if they can "just do a little better" then they will eventually find the perfect balance; only to find, the amount of effort they put in doesn't change their outcome. I also work with people in the LGBTQ+ community and people that love someone in the LGBTQ+ community struggling to adapt to the changes happening in their life. Ultimately, maybe you're just seeking a sense of self or belonging while dealing with emotional consequences of being rejected by toxic mainstream culture.
Women seek me out to help build boundaries and self-confidence while trying to manage the stressors of life. Most of the women that come to see me believe, if they can "just do a little better" then they will eventually find the perfect balance; only to find, the amount of effort they put in doesn't change their outcome. I also work with people in the LGBTQ+ community and people that love someone in the LGBTQ+ community struggling to adapt to the changes happening in their life. Ultimately, maybe you're just seeking a sense of self or belonging while dealing with emotional consequences of being rejected by toxic mainstream culture.
(502) 586-6632 View (502) 586-6632
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Open Doors Counseling Center, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40509
We provide services to people who are seeking Identity Counseling, Trauma and Grief Counseling, Mood and Anxiety Counseling, and more. We foster a safe space for people who identify as LGBTQ+, LGBTQ+ allies, and people who are seeking behavioral health services. The core values for ODCC are Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, and Excellence (PRIDE).
We provide services to people who are seeking Identity Counseling, Trauma and Grief Counseling, Mood and Anxiety Counseling, and more. We foster a safe space for people who identify as LGBTQ+, LGBTQ+ allies, and people who are seeking behavioral health services. The core values for ODCC are Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, and Excellence (PRIDE).
(859) 780-8746 View (859) 780-8746

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Lexington, KY

700+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Lexington, KY who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
63% Relationship Issues
59% Grief

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aetna
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
72% Humana

How Therapists in Lexington, KY see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lexington?

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.