Therapists in Lexington, KY

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Photo of Carolynn Lee, MSW, LCSW, CCTP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Carolynn Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40509
Waitlist for new clients
Addressing depression, anxiety, and processing traumatic events is essential to unlocking our true potential. These challenges can hinder our growth and prevent us from reaching our full potential. I am passionate about helping clients create positive changes so they can live more fulfilling lives. My mission is to guide individuals through their struggles, enabling them to navigate life's obstacles successfully. Through this process, we work towards fostering resilience, emotional restoration, and a renewed sense of control.
Addressing depression, anxiety, and processing traumatic events is essential to unlocking our true potential. These challenges can hinder our growth and prevent us from reaching our full potential. I am passionate about helping clients create positive changes so they can live more fulfilling lives. My mission is to guide individuals through their struggles, enabling them to navigate life's obstacles successfully. Through this process, we work towards fostering resilience, emotional restoration, and a renewed sense of control.
(859) 309-7447 View (859) 309-7447
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Sheryl Withers Woolverton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40503
Not accepting new clients
Do you find yourself in the midst of life changes? Transitions occur throughout life but at times everyone finds they may need additional support and guidance. My practice specializes in helping women find balance in their life and the strength to cope. Transition times in life often bring about stress, anxiety and depression. I am passionate about helping others develop healthy coping skills in order to address the multitude of emotions that are experienced. I utilize a variety of interventions including journal therapy, cognitive behavioral techniques and integrative therapies such as yoga and massage.
Do you find yourself in the midst of life changes? Transitions occur throughout life but at times everyone finds they may need additional support and guidance. My practice specializes in helping women find balance in their life and the strength to cope. Transition times in life often bring about stress, anxiety and depression. I am passionate about helping others develop healthy coping skills in order to address the multitude of emotions that are experienced. I utilize a variety of interventions including journal therapy, cognitive behavioral techniques and integrative therapies such as yoga and massage.
(859) 459-2821 View (859) 459-2821
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Dr. Pat Peacock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40503
I began my career working with chronic pain patients in a multidisciplinary setting. My career has included helping clients with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and adult children issues including emotional, psychological, physical, and sexual abuse. Most recently, I worked with veterans with PTSD from combat, sexual trauma, and other military related trauma issues. I have extensive experience helping trauma survivors recover from their experiences.
I began my career working with chronic pain patients in a multidisciplinary setting. My career has included helping clients with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and adult children issues including emotional, psychological, physical, and sexual abuse. Most recently, I worked with veterans with PTSD from combat, sexual trauma, and other military related trauma issues. I have extensive experience helping trauma survivors recover from their experiences.
(859) 328-6379 View (859) 328-6379
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Kiva Johns Adkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40505
Are you struggling with feelings of anxiety, and/or depression? Are you finding it difficult to parent your child? Have you struggled with addiction, only to relapse? Do you have a history of trauma that makes building and maintaining relationships difficult? I have worked with individuals struggling with all of these things and believe that we can work together to overcome these obstacles and allow you to fully enjoy all that life has to offer.
Are you struggling with feelings of anxiety, and/or depression? Are you finding it difficult to parent your child? Have you struggled with addiction, only to relapse? Do you have a history of trauma that makes building and maintaining relationships difficult? I have worked with individuals struggling with all of these things and believe that we can work together to overcome these obstacles and allow you to fully enjoy all that life has to offer.
(859) 459-0738 View (859) 459-0738
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Bryan Manning
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40513
Bryan Manning is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. He has over 10 years of practice in various settings such as detox/inpatient, residential, group therapy, and individual treatment. He treats adults (18+) by utilizing various evidence-based treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to treat each client's specific needs with a holistic approach.
Bryan Manning is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. He has over 10 years of practice in various settings such as detox/inpatient, residential, group therapy, and individual treatment. He treats adults (18+) by utilizing various evidence-based treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to treat each client's specific needs with a holistic approach.
(859) 646-2587 View (859) 646-2587
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Rayne Welch
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, CSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40517  (Online Only)
A session with me will be relaxed, while still being directive. My goal is to create a safe space for my clients where you can laugh, cry, & explore any & all thoughts. I will challenge you to look at your thoughts/behaviors, however, in my sessions, the topic of conversation is always up to my client. We will always go at your pace & I will always check in with your comfort levels. When we are discussing more dysregulating topics, using humor as a tool is common in my sessions. I believe being able to bring levity to even the darkest of trauma’s can bring a feeling of mastery & power over it.
A session with me will be relaxed, while still being directive. My goal is to create a safe space for my clients where you can laugh, cry, & explore any & all thoughts. I will challenge you to look at your thoughts/behaviors, however, in my sessions, the topic of conversation is always up to my client. We will always go at your pace & I will always check in with your comfort levels. When we are discussing more dysregulating topics, using humor as a tool is common in my sessions. I believe being able to bring levity to even the darkest of trauma’s can bring a feeling of mastery & power over it.
(859) 681-9866 View (859) 681-9866
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Janelle McNeal
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40505
Hi! I’m Janelle. I’m a licensed psychologist, and I specialize in working with entrepreneurial women. I understand the pressure and stress that come along with owning a business. It’s easy to be consumed by your work and to struggle with balancing work with all the other areas of your life. You often feel spread too thin and like you’re not doing a good enough job in any of the areas in your life. You feel you’re not a “good enough” business owner, partner, mother, daughter, colleague, etc. even though you're trying so hard!
Hi! I’m Janelle. I’m a licensed psychologist, and I specialize in working with entrepreneurial women. I understand the pressure and stress that come along with owning a business. It’s easy to be consumed by your work and to struggle with balancing work with all the other areas of your life. You often feel spread too thin and like you’re not doing a good enough job in any of the areas in your life. You feel you’re not a “good enough” business owner, partner, mother, daughter, colleague, etc. even though you're trying so hard!
(859) 740-7374 View (859) 740-7374
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J Bryan Conrad
Psychologist, PhD, ADHD-, CCSP, ASDCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40509
I am a licensed psychologist and an ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider and offer thorough ADHD evaluations for children and adults. My comprehensive ADHD evaluations (often lasting 3 to 4 hours in length) are considered the "gold standard" diagnostic assessment for ADHD. I also provide gold standard autism evaluations for both children and adults.
I am a licensed psychologist and an ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider and offer thorough ADHD evaluations for children and adults. My comprehensive ADHD evaluations (often lasting 3 to 4 hours in length) are considered the "gold standard" diagnostic assessment for ADHD. I also provide gold standard autism evaluations for both children and adults.
(859) 423-1216 View (859) 423-1216
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Robert K Crockett
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40517  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I work with clients who are teens and adults. In our therapeutic relationship and work, I help clients gain control over their lives and help them learn to cope and understand whatever issues they come with. I specialize in LGBTQ+ issues, trauma, addiction, anxiety, grief, and other concerns that people may deal with on a daily basis. My goal in my therapeutic abilities is to assist clients in understanding their problems and guide them to become the best possible version of themselves.
As a therapist, I work with clients who are teens and adults. In our therapeutic relationship and work, I help clients gain control over their lives and help them learn to cope and understand whatever issues they come with. I specialize in LGBTQ+ issues, trauma, addiction, anxiety, grief, and other concerns that people may deal with on a daily basis. My goal in my therapeutic abilities is to assist clients in understanding their problems and guide them to become the best possible version of themselves.
(859) 813-0466 View (859) 813-0466
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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
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Emma Frazier
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MEd, LPCA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40517
I enjoy working with both adults and adolescents. Who we are is a direct result of what we experience and surround ourselves with. Because of this, a narrative is created. Sometimes the narrative we have for ourselves can be harmful. When a client is experiencing a discrepancy in his/her life, I work hard to gain understanding of how they experience the world so that I can better serve my client's needs. Gaining control of your mental health is empowering and because of this, I work to create an environment to foster growth and understanding within the clients therapeutic journey!
I enjoy working with both adults and adolescents. Who we are is a direct result of what we experience and surround ourselves with. Because of this, a narrative is created. Sometimes the narrative we have for ourselves can be harmful. When a client is experiencing a discrepancy in his/her life, I work hard to gain understanding of how they experience the world so that I can better serve my client's needs. Gaining control of your mental health is empowering and because of this, I work to create an environment to foster growth and understanding within the clients therapeutic journey!
(859) 594-7968 View (859) 594-7968
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Healing Roots Centre, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40509
Welcome to Healing Roots Centre, PLLC – a sanctuary for personal growth and emotional well-being. At our therapeutic office, we extend a warm embrace to individuals of all ages who are navigating the complex terrain of life changes, anxiety, and depression. Here, we believe in the transformative power of healing, and our dedicated team is committed to guiding you on your journey towards a brighter and more resilient future.
Welcome to Healing Roots Centre, PLLC – a sanctuary for personal growth and emotional well-being. At our therapeutic office, we extend a warm embrace to individuals of all ages who are navigating the complex terrain of life changes, anxiety, and depression. Here, we believe in the transformative power of healing, and our dedicated team is committed to guiding you on your journey towards a brighter and more resilient future.
(859) 648-2367 View (859) 648-2367
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Leila Marie Poole
Counselor, MEd, LPCA, NCC
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40504
Not accepting new clients
Hello! I’m Leila; nice to meet you. Sometimes life can bring us challenges and obstacles that leave us feeling uncertain about our ability to cope and overcome them. But, the good news is that therapy can help. And, I’d love the chance to work with you as you grow toward becoming more of who you want to be, and experiencing more of the life you want to live. I’m skilled in a range of therapeutic modalities to address a variety of issues including substance abuse, school and learning challenges, family dysfunction, and race-based or identity-related traumatic stress.
Hello! I’m Leila; nice to meet you. Sometimes life can bring us challenges and obstacles that leave us feeling uncertain about our ability to cope and overcome them. But, the good news is that therapy can help. And, I’d love the chance to work with you as you grow toward becoming more of who you want to be, and experiencing more of the life you want to live. I’m skilled in a range of therapeutic modalities to address a variety of issues including substance abuse, school and learning challenges, family dysfunction, and race-based or identity-related traumatic stress.
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Photo of Britt Alexander Coyle, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Britt Alexander Coyle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40505
There never seems to be the right time to work on yourself but the baggage seems to be getting heavier every day. You feel yourself struggling to maintain what is while desperately getting back to what once was for yourself and your family. The feelings of loneliness and sadness follow you no matter what is going on in your life and it is draining you. Everyone around you depends on you to keep going but it's so difficult to imagine living like this another day.
There never seems to be the right time to work on yourself but the baggage seems to be getting heavier every day. You feel yourself struggling to maintain what is while desperately getting back to what once was for yourself and your family. The feelings of loneliness and sadness follow you no matter what is going on in your life and it is draining you. Everyone around you depends on you to keep going but it's so difficult to imagine living like this another day.
(859) 251-2465 View (859) 251-2465
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Janice Delores Hagans-Higgins
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40503
Hello, I'm Janice. Do you feel as though you are facing the world alone, that life is too difficult, overwhelmed by life's circumstances, everyone's against you, or you're misunderstood? All of these issues may lead to anxiety, depression, or even substance use. I love working with clients igniting hope, believing no one is left to go through adversity alone. I'm a Licensed Counselor, Licensed Practical Nurse, Holistic life Coach, Certified Aroma Specialist, and Energy Healer, who enjoys working with people. My personal life experience with issues like trauma help me completely understand how you feel, which is important.
Hello, I'm Janice. Do you feel as though you are facing the world alone, that life is too difficult, overwhelmed by life's circumstances, everyone's against you, or you're misunderstood? All of these issues may lead to anxiety, depression, or even substance use. I love working with clients igniting hope, believing no one is left to go through adversity alone. I'm a Licensed Counselor, Licensed Practical Nurse, Holistic life Coach, Certified Aroma Specialist, and Energy Healer, who enjoys working with people. My personal life experience with issues like trauma help me completely understand how you feel, which is important.
(859) 340-5776 View (859) 340-5776
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Barbara Graf
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40502
We live in a very fast pace world. Responsibilities, pressure to perform professionally and in the personal level. Success is expected from us in all aspects of our lives at all times. Feelings of depression, anxiety, negative thinking and doubts of ourselves can arise from daily pressure and can lead us to failure in our relationships with others and with the world. If you are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, stress, relationships, family, parenting, intrusive thoughts, compulsive behaviors, traumatic events, goal achievement, life transitions, and making your life purposeful and meaningful, I can help!
We live in a very fast pace world. Responsibilities, pressure to perform professionally and in the personal level. Success is expected from us in all aspects of our lives at all times. Feelings of depression, anxiety, negative thinking and doubts of ourselves can arise from daily pressure and can lead us to failure in our relationships with others and with the world. If you are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, stress, relationships, family, parenting, intrusive thoughts, compulsive behaviors, traumatic events, goal achievement, life transitions, and making your life purposeful and meaningful, I can help!
(859) 903-7030 x1 View (859) 903-7030 x1
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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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Erin Patrick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40511
I have worked as a mental health therapist with children, teenagers, adults and older adults in an Integrated behavioral health setting and a community mental health setting treating a variety of mental health disorders. I have experience working with mood disorders such as bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, psychosis, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, PTSD and BPD. I am also skilled at addressing symptoms related to grief and loss, relationship issues, codependency, adjustment disorders and issues specific to the LGBTQ population.
I have worked as a mental health therapist with children, teenagers, adults and older adults in an Integrated behavioral health setting and a community mental health setting treating a variety of mental health disorders. I have experience working with mood disorders such as bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, psychosis, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, PTSD and BPD. I am also skilled at addressing symptoms related to grief and loss, relationship issues, codependency, adjustment disorders and issues specific to the LGBTQ population.
(660) 333-7644 View (660) 333-7644
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Ember Moran Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate , LPCA
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40507
Do you feel overwhelmed or exhausted? Maybe it's an emotion, the crippling anxiety or the deblitating depression. Maybe it's a behavior, the constant numbing or never ending people-pleasing. Maybe it's a thought, "I'll never be enough", "'I'm too much", "I'm unlovable". What is it that's burdening you? Many of us want to change, to heal, to let go but how? These burdens often feel too overwhelming to address, especially in the chaos of life. My hope is to offer a safe space for us to compassionately lend attention to the pain you carry around every day. Through tending to our burdens we often uncover clarity, wholeness and peace.
Do you feel overwhelmed or exhausted? Maybe it's an emotion, the crippling anxiety or the deblitating depression. Maybe it's a behavior, the constant numbing or never ending people-pleasing. Maybe it's a thought, "I'll never be enough", "'I'm too much", "I'm unlovable". What is it that's burdening you? Many of us want to change, to heal, to let go but how? These burdens often feel too overwhelming to address, especially in the chaos of life. My hope is to offer a safe space for us to compassionately lend attention to the pain you carry around every day. Through tending to our burdens we often uncover clarity, wholeness and peace.
(859) 681-9778 View (859) 681-9778
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Jacqueline Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40503
I enjoy working with teens and adults with eating disorders and PTSD. I am a certified EMDR practitioner, as well. Taking the first step to get therapy can feel intimidating and awkward, and I make sure to provide a comfortable and safe environment to anyone looking to explore the therapeutic process.
I enjoy working with teens and adults with eating disorders and PTSD. I am a certified EMDR practitioner, as well. Taking the first step to get therapy can feel intimidating and awkward, and I make sure to provide a comfortable and safe environment to anyone looking to explore the therapeutic process.
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Number of Therapists in Lexington, KY

700+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Lexington, KY who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
71% Trauma and PTSD
68% Self Esteem
65% Coping Skills
59% Relationship Issues
57% Grief

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
68% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Lexington, KY see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% 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.

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.