Therapists in Southland-Deerfield-Open Gates, Lexington, KY

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Jan Hollis-Cole
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Southland-Deerfield-Open Gates, Lexington, KY 40503
“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued.” This quote, by Brené Brown, has become a centerstone for the beginning of a healthy therapeutic relationship for my practice. I believe connection is the foundation for positive growth.
“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued.” This quote, by Brené Brown, has become a centerstone for the beginning of a healthy therapeutic relationship for my practice. I believe connection is the foundation for positive growth.
(502) 430-3814 View (502) 430-3814
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Brittany Vogel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Southland-Deerfield-Open Gates, Lexington, KY 40503
We aren't designed to carry our burdens alone. Rather than being shameful or a sign of weakness, it is evidence of great strength and resilience to be able to reach out and ask for help. Because I believe in people’s capacity for growth, change, and healing I am passionate about walking alongside those who are choosing to take steps to work through the challenges that are holding them back. I have had the privilege of shouldering with clients as they navigate the challenges of trauma and abuse, anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, life transitions, difficulty with relationships and boundaries, and matters of personal growth.
We aren't designed to carry our burdens alone. Rather than being shameful or a sign of weakness, it is evidence of great strength and resilience to be able to reach out and ask for help. Because I believe in people’s capacity for growth, change, and healing I am passionate about walking alongside those who are choosing to take steps to work through the challenges that are holding them back. I have had the privilege of shouldering with clients as they navigate the challenges of trauma and abuse, anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, life transitions, difficulty with relationships and boundaries, and matters of personal growth.
(859) 217-4758 View (859) 217-4758
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Tivoli Hendricks
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Southland-Deerfield-Open Gates, Lexington, KY 40514
I love working with young adults (20s/30s) who are interested in experiencing more authenticity, freedom, and joy in life. I provide a safe space to process the fears that hold you back from living your most authentic life and will help you soothe and comfort the wounded parts of yourself that act out in fear to stop you from being fully you. We'll talk about how your less authentic behaviors are your way of trying to protect yourself from pain or rejection and discuss whether these protective measures are still necessary in your current situation. My goal is to help you develop more compassion, gentleness and love towards yourself.
I love working with young adults (20s/30s) who are interested in experiencing more authenticity, freedom, and joy in life. I provide a safe space to process the fears that hold you back from living your most authentic life and will help you soothe and comfort the wounded parts of yourself that act out in fear to stop you from being fully you. We'll talk about how your less authentic behaviors are your way of trying to protect yourself from pain or rejection and discuss whether these protective measures are still necessary in your current situation. My goal is to help you develop more compassion, gentleness and love towards yourself.
(859) 518-8690 View (859) 518-8690
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Imelda N Bratton
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PhD, LPCCS, PSC, RPTS
Verified Verified
Southland-Deerfield-Open Gates, Lexington, KY 40503
Life can be challenging. Some people have an ongoing challenge due to trauma, anxiety, or toxic family dynamics. Others have situational challenges caused by stress, loss, or struggle in a new relationship or new family dynamic. For children under 10, I work with parents and caregivers using Child Parent Relationship Therapy to improve the relationship & attachment and SPACE for your child's anxiety. This allows me to work individually with parents to teach skills so that you may work with your child at home. These skills are lifelong skills, which most find to be extremely helpful!
Life can be challenging. Some people have an ongoing challenge due to trauma, anxiety, or toxic family dynamics. Others have situational challenges caused by stress, loss, or struggle in a new relationship or new family dynamic. For children under 10, I work with parents and caregivers using Child Parent Relationship Therapy to improve the relationship & attachment and SPACE for your child's anxiety. This allows me to work individually with parents to teach skills so that you may work with your child at home. These skills are lifelong skills, which most find to be extremely helpful!
(859) 687-6964 View (859) 687-6964
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Johnathan Marcellas Carr
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, NBCC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Southland-Deerfield-Open Gates, Lexington, KY 40503  (Online Only)
In life we are going to encounter many obstacles. Some of those obstacles are going to seem insurmountable, which can lead to unhappiness. I believe we all deserve to be happy. I believe we all deserve the opportunity to be the best version of ourselves. I would like the opportunity to connect with you on a personal level so we can work together to meet your therapy goals. I bring an excellent education and years of experience to the table. Help me to empower you as we work together to conquer life's challenges.
In life we are going to encounter many obstacles. Some of those obstacles are going to seem insurmountable, which can lead to unhappiness. I believe we all deserve to be happy. I believe we all deserve the opportunity to be the best version of ourselves. I would like the opportunity to connect with you on a personal level so we can work together to meet your therapy goals. I bring an excellent education and years of experience to the table. Help me to empower you as we work together to conquer life's challenges.
(859) 484-8434 View (859) 484-8434
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Grant Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SAP
Verified Verified
Southland-Deerfield-Open Gates, Lexington, KY 40503
The idea for New Creation Counseling started years ago as I embarked on my life reclamation. Through my journey a wholehearted desire grew to help those who are hurting and I wanted to provide them with a safe place to heal. What have you been running from and what have you been using to avoid coping with your reality? It would be a privilege to share in your process of working through addiction, relationship discord, depression, anxiety, life transition, anger, stress and any other issues you may be facing. We are not built to face these burdens alone, so I invite you to invest in yourself and start growing forward.
The idea for New Creation Counseling started years ago as I embarked on my life reclamation. Through my journey a wholehearted desire grew to help those who are hurting and I wanted to provide them with a safe place to heal. What have you been running from and what have you been using to avoid coping with your reality? It would be a privilege to share in your process of working through addiction, relationship discord, depression, anxiety, life transition, anger, stress and any other issues you may be facing. We are not built to face these burdens alone, so I invite you to invest in yourself and start growing forward.
(859) 349-1348 View (859) 349-1348
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Sondra R. Brumett, LPCC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, EdS, LPCC
Verified Verified
Southland-Deerfield-Open Gates, Lexington, KY 40503
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Florida and my Master's and Specialist of Education degrees in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kentucky. I have been providing counseling services to a variety of populations in outpatient, residential, and college settings since 2003. I strongly believe in the resilience of the human spirit and one's ability to change. I am dedicated to providing a safe, non-judgmental environment and a therapeutic relationship based on trust in which clients can begin taking steps toward their individual goals of change and wellness.
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Florida and my Master's and Specialist of Education degrees in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kentucky. I have been providing counseling services to a variety of populations in outpatient, residential, and college settings since 2003. I strongly believe in the resilience of the human spirit and one's ability to change. I am dedicated to providing a safe, non-judgmental environment and a therapeutic relationship based on trust in which clients can begin taking steps toward their individual goals of change and wellness.
(859) 888-1473 View (859) 888-1473
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Derek Sloan
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
Southland-Deerfield-Open Gates, Lexington, KY 40503
I take into account your unique circumstance when deciding which evidence based treatment model to offer. My clients also appreciate my transparency and explanation along the way. A true partnership is my approach - and that means mutual trust. I take into consideration the physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual parts of our human experience.
I take into account your unique circumstance when deciding which evidence based treatment model to offer. My clients also appreciate my transparency and explanation along the way. A true partnership is my approach - and that means mutual trust. I take into consideration the physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual parts of our human experience.
(859) 927-6869 View (859) 927-6869
Shannon M Wyatt
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
Southland-Deerfield-Open Gates, Lexington, KY 40504
I work with children and teens who are struggling. As a parent, you may notice your child feels overly sad, tired, unmotivated and withdrawn. Some have sleep changes and excessive worry. Others become irritable, argumentative, and have frequent conflict with peers and/or caregiver relationships. School grades may drop. Other problems may include extreme mood swings, self-harm, and aggression. Reactions may seem over-reactive or "melodramatic". Both children and caregivers become frustrated, angry, sometimes even hopeless. Sometimes both of you need support and guidance in meeting these challenges.
I work with children and teens who are struggling. As a parent, you may notice your child feels overly sad, tired, unmotivated and withdrawn. Some have sleep changes and excessive worry. Others become irritable, argumentative, and have frequent conflict with peers and/or caregiver relationships. School grades may drop. Other problems may include extreme mood swings, self-harm, and aggression. Reactions may seem over-reactive or "melodramatic". Both children and caregivers become frustrated, angry, sometimes even hopeless. Sometimes both of you need support and guidance in meeting these challenges.
(859) 517-5215 View (859) 517-5215
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Rae Bradley Holliday
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Southland-Deerfield-Open Gates, Lexington, KY 40503
I work with individual clients ages 12-25 on building resilience and improving self-esteem. These individuals may be struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-worth, or identity exploration (including LGBTQ+). I work with families of all identities on improving communication and reducing conflict, including parent-child conflict, sibling conflict, transitional stages, or issues related to military life.
I work with individual clients ages 12-25 on building resilience and improving self-esteem. These individuals may be struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-worth, or identity exploration (including LGBTQ+). I work with families of all identities on improving communication and reducing conflict, including parent-child conflict, sibling conflict, transitional stages, or issues related to military life.
(859) 695-6916 View (859) 695-6916
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Alex Kelly
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Southland-Deerfield-Open Gates, Lexington, KY 40503
Available to see new clients in 2024! Are you looking to make a change in your life? Change can be scary but I am eager to join you on your journey towards introspection, knowledge, and healing. Are you unsure about where to start? As a therapist, I value collaboration and together we can work on improving coping skills, alleviating pain, building confidence, making important decisions, practicing self-care or adjusting to life changes. Together we can set your goals in motion!
Available to see new clients in 2024! Are you looking to make a change in your life? Change can be scary but I am eager to join you on your journey towards introspection, knowledge, and healing. Are you unsure about where to start? As a therapist, I value collaboration and together we can work on improving coping skills, alleviating pain, building confidence, making important decisions, practicing self-care or adjusting to life changes. Together we can set your goals in motion!
(859) 549-7717 View (859) 549-7717
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Sheryl Withers Woolverton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southland-Deerfield-Open Gates, 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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Jennifer Kirk
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, NCC, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southland-Deerfield-Open Gates, Lexington, KY 40503
I enjoy helping my clients move towards their goals by lessening their distress and discomfort. I provide my clients with a warm, nonjudgmental environment in order to safely explore issues that may be preventing them from living the life they want. The majority of my experience has been working with those struggling in addiction and working towards a recovered lifestyle.
I enjoy helping my clients move towards their goals by lessening their distress and discomfort. I provide my clients with a warm, nonjudgmental environment in order to safely explore issues that may be preventing them from living the life they want. The majority of my experience has been working with those struggling in addiction and working towards a recovered lifestyle.
(859) 209-6416 View (859) 209-6416
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Paul S O'Neill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southland-Deerfield-Open Gates, Lexington, KY 40503
My specialty is with children and adolescents, especially with regard to behavioral problems. I engage parents and caretakers on implementing basic and effective behavioral responses in order to improve compliance, respectful behavior, and contribution to the household using behavioral and family therapy models. I also apply CBT and insight therapy with children and adolescents to improve mood and anxiety management, coping skills, and effective social skills. In addition I have extensive experience applying individual, family and marital counseling with adults addressing Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Trauma, and Anxiety among other issues and concerns.
My specialty is with children and adolescents, especially with regard to behavioral problems. I engage parents and caretakers on implementing basic and effective behavioral responses in order to improve compliance, respectful behavior, and contribution to the household using behavioral and family therapy models. I also apply CBT and insight therapy with children and adolescents to improve mood and anxiety management, coping skills, and effective social skills. In addition I have extensive experience applying individual, family and marital counseling with adults addressing Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Trauma, and Anxiety among other issues and concerns.
(859) 759-0165 View (859) 759-0165
Marty L Seitz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Southland-Deerfield-Open Gates, Lexington, KY 40503
I have over 30 years experience as a Licensed Psychologist helping adults with stress management, depression and bipolar disorders, anxiety, grief/loss, couple issues, work-related problems, etc. I work collaboratively with my clients using my own modification of "Multimodal" and "Multitheoretical Integrative" Therapies, a comprehensive approach to counseling that takes all areas of human functioning into consideration ( mental, physical, behavioral, emotional, interpersonal, spiritual, etc.). I have traditional Christian ethics but don't impose those values on my clients, working with those from any faith.
I have over 30 years experience as a Licensed Psychologist helping adults with stress management, depression and bipolar disorders, anxiety, grief/loss, couple issues, work-related problems, etc. I work collaboratively with my clients using my own modification of "Multimodal" and "Multitheoretical Integrative" Therapies, a comprehensive approach to counseling that takes all areas of human functioning into consideration ( mental, physical, behavioral, emotional, interpersonal, spiritual, etc.). I have traditional Christian ethics but don't impose those values on my clients, working with those from any faith.
(859) 208-2530 View (859) 208-2530
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Jonathan P Schinhofen
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Southland-Deerfield-Open Gates, Lexington, KY 40504
My specialty is substance use disorders and the associated co-occurring disorders. Recovery from substance use disorder is not simply a matter of discontinuing the use of a drug. Achieving quality and long lasting recovery requires a lifestyle change. Harmful behaviors need to be changed, ineffective thinking needs to replaced by rational thinking, and poor coping skills need to be replaced with healthy coping skills.
My specialty is substance use disorders and the associated co-occurring disorders. Recovery from substance use disorder is not simply a matter of discontinuing the use of a drug. Achieving quality and long lasting recovery requires a lifestyle change. Harmful behaviors need to be changed, ineffective thinking needs to replaced by rational thinking, and poor coping skills need to be replaced with healthy coping skills.
(859) 549-7613 View (859) 549-7613
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Brianna Mekelburg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CSW
Verified Verified
Southland-Deerfield-Open Gates, Lexington, KY 40503
As a dedicated clinical social worker, I am here to guide you on a transformative journey towards holistic healing. Rooted in a profound understanding of the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit, I specialize in trauma-informed care. With advanced training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), I bring evidence-based practices to empower you on your path to recovery.
As a dedicated clinical social worker, I am here to guide you on a transformative journey towards holistic healing. Rooted in a profound understanding of the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit, I specialize in trauma-informed care. With advanced training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), I bring evidence-based practices to empower you on your path to recovery.
(859) 544-2092 View (859) 544-2092
Optimal Living Services
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Southland-Deerfield-Open Gates, Lexington, KY 40503
Optimal Living Services partners with clients to increase their awareness of issues and empowers them to develop the skills to manage these challenges. We believe that every individual has obstacles they will need to face, and that the services our team provides will give hope to all of our clients.
Optimal Living Services partners with clients to increase their awareness of issues and empowers them to develop the skills to manage these challenges. We believe that every individual has obstacles they will need to face, and that the services our team provides will give hope to all of our clients.
(859) 203-1825 View (859) 203-1825
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Jennifer Blair Painter
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southland-Deerfield-Open Gates, Lexington, KY 40503
Accepting new clients as an out-of-network provider. My greatest reward as a therapist is helping my clients explore ways to make the changes in their lives that will allow them to look forward to the future with hope. I provide my clients with a warm, nonjudgmental environment-a safe place to explore the issues that may be preventing you from living the life you want. I have been working in the mental health profession since 2013 with experience specifically in mental health counseling with children, adolescents, and adults.
Accepting new clients as an out-of-network provider. My greatest reward as a therapist is helping my clients explore ways to make the changes in their lives that will allow them to look forward to the future with hope. I provide my clients with a warm, nonjudgmental environment-a safe place to explore the issues that may be preventing you from living the life you want. I have been working in the mental health profession since 2013 with experience specifically in mental health counseling with children, adolescents, and adults.
(859) 904-5504 View (859) 904-5504
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Claire Nickell
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS
Verified Verified
Southland-Deerfield-Open Gates, Lexington, KY 40503  (Online Only)
Do you feel trapped, repeating unwanted behaviors and thoughts? Do you desire more fulfilling relationships with those in your life? I provide a space where individuals can candidly explore their behavioral patterns and confront the challenges they face. My therapeutic method is characterized by a client-centered approach, where your goals take precedence. I provide attentive listening and constructive guidance based on where you're at in your personal journey. Through evidence-based models, such as emotionally focused therapy, I engage clients in creating rich, intimacy-filled experiences that lead to deeper trust and love.
Do you feel trapped, repeating unwanted behaviors and thoughts? Do you desire more fulfilling relationships with those in your life? I provide a space where individuals can candidly explore their behavioral patterns and confront the challenges they face. My therapeutic method is characterized by a client-centered approach, where your goals take precedence. I provide attentive listening and constructive guidance based on where you're at in your personal journey. Through evidence-based models, such as emotionally focused therapy, I engage clients in creating rich, intimacy-filled experiences that lead to deeper trust and love.
(859) 470-2978 View (859) 470-2978

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Number of Therapists in Southland-Deerfield-Open Gates, Lexington, KY

70+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Southland-Deerfield-Open Gates, Lexington, KY who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
69% Relationship Issues
69% Self Esteem
65% Coping Skills
64% Stress
62% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Anthem | Elevance
83% Humana
81% Aetna

How Therapists in Southland-Deerfield-Open Gates, Lexington, KY see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
30% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Southland-Deerfield-Open Gates, 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.