Therapists in Bossier City, LA

Photo of Treece Nasser, MS, PLPC
Treece Nasser
MS, PLPC
Verified Verified
Bossier City, LA 71112
I discovered at a young age that I love talking with and getting to know others. It became a kind of mission to figure out what other people were passionate about and what they had going on in their lives. I realized that having a genuine connection with someone you can trust can be incredibly beneficial. This is the type of environment I hope to create in our sessions. Really and truly my goal is to work along side of you, as you create meaningful change in your life.
I discovered at a young age that I love talking with and getting to know others. It became a kind of mission to figure out what other people were passionate about and what they had going on in their lives. I realized that having a genuine connection with someone you can trust can be incredibly beneficial. This is the type of environment I hope to create in our sessions. Really and truly my goal is to work along side of you, as you create meaningful change in your life.
(318) 252-8494 View (318) 252-8494
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Samantha Strange- Life Journey Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, C-DBT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bossier City, LA 71111
Book your first appointment with me at our website: www.ljwellnessla.com. I'm Samantha, a therapist who will be proactive in helping you learn effective skills to cope with emotional distress and trauma. My specialty areas are treating depression and anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self-harming behaviors, Borderline Personality Disorder, difficulty adjusting to life issues, and mood dysregulation. I use Dialectical Behavior Therapy to help improve your ability to cope with distress and uncomfortable emotions. I was trained in DBT by The Linehan Institute. I have been leading DBT skills groups since December 2017.
Book your first appointment with me at our website: www.ljwellnessla.com. I'm Samantha, a therapist who will be proactive in helping you learn effective skills to cope with emotional distress and trauma. My specialty areas are treating depression and anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self-harming behaviors, Borderline Personality Disorder, difficulty adjusting to life issues, and mood dysregulation. I use Dialectical Behavior Therapy to help improve your ability to cope with distress and uncomfortable emotions. I was trained in DBT by The Linehan Institute. I have been leading DBT skills groups since December 2017.
(318) 495-8203 View (318) 495-8203
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Janie P Landry
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Bossier City, LA 71112
Reaching out for help takes courage and is likely one of the hardest steps on the path to healing. Maybe you've been praying that a relationship will improve, or you'll get a better job, the anxiety/depression you're feeling will go away, or the addiction you're battling will subside. Prayer does change things and gives us hope, but seeking the help of a trained professional can accelerate positive change, re-frame negative thoughts, and help restore balance in life. Learning new ways to cope, tapping into the power of mindfulness, and changing perspectives can ease depression and end isolation.
Reaching out for help takes courage and is likely one of the hardest steps on the path to healing. Maybe you've been praying that a relationship will improve, or you'll get a better job, the anxiety/depression you're feeling will go away, or the addiction you're battling will subside. Prayer does change things and gives us hope, but seeking the help of a trained professional can accelerate positive change, re-frame negative thoughts, and help restore balance in life. Learning new ways to cope, tapping into the power of mindfulness, and changing perspectives can ease depression and end isolation.
(318) 310-4504 View (318) 310-4504
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Cesar Gonzales
MD, FASAM
Verified Verified
Bossier City, LA 71111  (Online Only)
I am passionate about Emotional Wellness. In order to achieve the goal of Emotional Wellness, I believe that a person's spiritual health, mental health, and physical health must work together. I chose to work in the field of mental health; because I believe that MH is the most neglected and misunderstood area of our health. My goal(s): to help decrease the stigma, increase aware awareness, and provide a safe space for individuals to learn more self with a level of comfort.
I am passionate about Emotional Wellness. In order to achieve the goal of Emotional Wellness, I believe that a person's spiritual health, mental health, and physical health must work together. I chose to work in the field of mental health; because I believe that MH is the most neglected and misunderstood area of our health. My goal(s): to help decrease the stigma, increase aware awareness, and provide a safe space for individuals to learn more self with a level of comfort.
(318) 353-4930 View (318) 353-4930
Photo of Brittney Ball, LPC-S, Licensed Professional Counselor
Brittney Ball
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Bossier City, LA 71112
"Confronting Today's Struggles to Reach Tomorrow's Peace" is the motto of Serenity Counseling, LLC. Individual counseling sessions are provided to adults who are ready to overcome mental health issues that interfere with daily living and building healthy relationships. I have a physical office in Bossier City, LA for face-to-face sessions and offer tele-health sessions for residents in other areas of Louisiana and Texas. Daytime and evening appointments available. I also offer clinical supervision to PLPCs seeking licensure in the state of Louisiana. Contact me for more details.
"Confronting Today's Struggles to Reach Tomorrow's Peace" is the motto of Serenity Counseling, LLC. Individual counseling sessions are provided to adults who are ready to overcome mental health issues that interfere with daily living and building healthy relationships. I have a physical office in Bossier City, LA for face-to-face sessions and offer tele-health sessions for residents in other areas of Louisiana and Texas. Daytime and evening appointments available. I also offer clinical supervision to PLPCs seeking licensure in the state of Louisiana. Contact me for more details.
(318) 225-7056 View (318) 225-7056
Photo of Ramona N Clifton, MA, LPC, LMHC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Ramona N Clifton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bossier City, LA 71111
Reaching out for help can be the hardest part of the therapy journey. Congratulations for taking that first step! I have over 20 years of experience in the behavioral health and addiction field. I utilize a client-centered approach which allows you to take an active role in treatment, CBT, which is used to assist you in developing alternative ways of thinking to change your unwanted behavior, and motivational interviewing, which is a conservation between client and therapist, with a goal to strengthen motivation and commit to change. Feel free to call or email me with any questions!
Reaching out for help can be the hardest part of the therapy journey. Congratulations for taking that first step! I have over 20 years of experience in the behavioral health and addiction field. I utilize a client-centered approach which allows you to take an active role in treatment, CBT, which is used to assist you in developing alternative ways of thinking to change your unwanted behavior, and motivational interviewing, which is a conservation between client and therapist, with a goal to strengthen motivation and commit to change. Feel free to call or email me with any questions!
(318) 232-8010 View (318) 232-8010
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Amanda Veuleman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LAC, CCS
Verified Verified
Bossier City, LA 71112
I facilitate sessions focusing on understanding, providing an environment of acceptance, warmth, and respect that helps guide clients through a process of self-awareness, growth, and change. I have extensive experience working with addiction and all of the underlying issues and with individuals and families with trauma related issues. My work in substance abuse has granted me the opportunity to work with a diverse group of clients suffering from stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief. I believe therapy is a collaborative effort and I encourage clients to communicate openly about what works best for them.
I facilitate sessions focusing on understanding, providing an environment of acceptance, warmth, and respect that helps guide clients through a process of self-awareness, growth, and change. I have extensive experience working with addiction and all of the underlying issues and with individuals and families with trauma related issues. My work in substance abuse has granted me the opportunity to work with a diverse group of clients suffering from stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief. I believe therapy is a collaborative effort and I encourage clients to communicate openly about what works best for them.
(318) 386-4968 View (318) 386-4968
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Jennifer Beich
Counselor, MA, PLPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Bossier City, LA 71112
What would it feel like if you could be really you - authentic, transparent, raw, and real? Are you hiding behind a mask that only shows the world how you have it all together and are strong? Those masks may serve you well, yet deep inside you long to be free from the pretense and pain. You may not even realize you do this, yet your body is giving you signs that something is not right. Maybe your body feels anxiety and shame that overwhelms you, or perhaps rest and peace are foreign to you. If you are ready to go to the roots, or the foundation of your trials for lasting change, I want to help you bravely walk that path to healing.
What would it feel like if you could be really you - authentic, transparent, raw, and real? Are you hiding behind a mask that only shows the world how you have it all together and are strong? Those masks may serve you well, yet deep inside you long to be free from the pretense and pain. You may not even realize you do this, yet your body is giving you signs that something is not right. Maybe your body feels anxiety and shame that overwhelms you, or perhaps rest and peace are foreign to you. If you are ready to go to the roots, or the foundation of your trials for lasting change, I want to help you bravely walk that path to healing.
(318) 702-9599 View (318) 702-9599
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John Bundrick
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Bossier City, LA 71111
Not accepting new clients
The decision to seek help is an act of enormous courage. The suffering that emerges from struggles with mental health and substance use issues, problem gambling, and life-altering events can leave us feeling overwhelmed, lost, and alone. As your therapist, I am here to provide compassion and understanding as you embark on the sometimes painful but inevitably rewarding road to recovery and wellness. Therapy includes periods of progress and set-backs and the road is often not clear. I believe in the power of therapy as a catalyst for self-discovery, reconnection, and change.
The decision to seek help is an act of enormous courage. The suffering that emerges from struggles with mental health and substance use issues, problem gambling, and life-altering events can leave us feeling overwhelmed, lost, and alone. As your therapist, I am here to provide compassion and understanding as you embark on the sometimes painful but inevitably rewarding road to recovery and wellness. Therapy includes periods of progress and set-backs and the road is often not clear. I believe in the power of therapy as a catalyst for self-discovery, reconnection, and change.
(318) 495-8910 View (318) 495-8910
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Sarah Harris
MS, PLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Bossier City, LA 71112
As a therapist at Restoring Light Counseling, my goal is to listen intently and without judgment. My hope is that I can walk alongside you and help facilitate your process of self-discovery and self-acceptance. My passion is to work with adults who are facing difficulties such as anxiety, depression, low self esteem, relationship issues, spiritual abuse and trauma.
As a therapist at Restoring Light Counseling, my goal is to listen intently and without judgment. My hope is that I can walk alongside you and help facilitate your process of self-discovery and self-acceptance. My passion is to work with adults who are facing difficulties such as anxiety, depression, low self esteem, relationship issues, spiritual abuse and trauma.
(318) 480-8146 View (318) 480-8146
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Kellie Rilling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bossier City, LA 71112
Waitlist for new clients
As a therapist at Restoring Light Counseling, my goal is to help you navigate life’s many challenges to reach a place of healing and personal growth. My approach to counseling is individualized to meet the client exactly where they are through empathetic, non-judgmental support and utilizing evidence-based interventions. I am passionate about helping clients of diverse backgrounds feel respected and safe throughout the counseling process. I am an LGBTQIA+ affirming counselor and aim to create an inclusive, validating space for all clients.
As a therapist at Restoring Light Counseling, my goal is to help you navigate life’s many challenges to reach a place of healing and personal growth. My approach to counseling is individualized to meet the client exactly where they are through empathetic, non-judgmental support and utilizing evidence-based interventions. I am passionate about helping clients of diverse backgrounds feel respected and safe throughout the counseling process. I am an LGBTQIA+ affirming counselor and aim to create an inclusive, validating space for all clients.
(318) 712-3407 View (318) 712-3407
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Dr. Brian S. Canfield, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bossier City, LA 71111
My practice specializes in marriage counseling and couple therapy. I also work with individuals on a wide-range of mental health, career transition, substance use, and life transition issues. I have worked with more than 2,800 couples in my career, addressing relationship concerns and finding solutions to chronic dissatisfaction, infidelity, poor communication, intimacy problems, and family conflict. For persons who are uncertain about remaining in their marriage, "discernment counseling" is available to help an ambivalent spouse gain clarity about their relationship commitment and options for bringing about needed change.
My practice specializes in marriage counseling and couple therapy. I also work with individuals on a wide-range of mental health, career transition, substance use, and life transition issues. I have worked with more than 2,800 couples in my career, addressing relationship concerns and finding solutions to chronic dissatisfaction, infidelity, poor communication, intimacy problems, and family conflict. For persons who are uncertain about remaining in their marriage, "discernment counseling" is available to help an ambivalent spouse gain clarity about their relationship commitment and options for bringing about needed change.
(318) 608-4318 View (318) 608-4318
Photo of M. Alden Murphy, MS, LPC-S, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
M. Alden Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Bossier City, LA 71112
Waitlist for new clients
I have experience working with clients who are struggling with a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, as well as relationship issues surrounded by low self worth, shame and resentments. I have learned that there are many factors that contribute to someone feeling overwhelmed and may prevent us from reaching our goals that may also include poor coping skills, communication issues, grief or loss, and addiction issues. My goal will be to help you learn how to regulate emotions, identify unhealthy mindsets and/or memories that have kept you feeling trapped, and learn skills so you can find restoration in your life.
I have experience working with clients who are struggling with a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, as well as relationship issues surrounded by low self worth, shame and resentments. I have learned that there are many factors that contribute to someone feeling overwhelmed and may prevent us from reaching our goals that may also include poor coping skills, communication issues, grief or loss, and addiction issues. My goal will be to help you learn how to regulate emotions, identify unhealthy mindsets and/or memories that have kept you feeling trapped, and learn skills so you can find restoration in your life.
(318) 252-1948 View (318) 252-1948
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Priscilla Broussard- Life Journey Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bossier City, LA 71111  (Online Only)
Book your first appointment at www.ljwellnessla.com. Are you struggling to make sense of the changes you are currently facing? Maybe you've lost an important relationship or a loved one? Have you been turning to food or substances to cope? When working with you, I will take an individualized approach that takes into consideration your beliefs and values. I work to meet my clients where they are in their healing process, while respecting and supporting them. I can provide you the space you need to process your pain and also teach you skills to help move through your process gracefully.
Book your first appointment at www.ljwellnessla.com. Are you struggling to make sense of the changes you are currently facing? Maybe you've lost an important relationship or a loved one? Have you been turning to food or substances to cope? When working with you, I will take an individualized approach that takes into consideration your beliefs and values. I work to meet my clients where they are in their healing process, while respecting and supporting them. I can provide you the space you need to process your pain and also teach you skills to help move through your process gracefully.
(318) 257-6313 View (318) 257-6313
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Cindy L Willis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NBCC
Verified Verified
Bossier City, LA 71112
So, here you are looking through countless profiles of therapists, hoping to glean something from the words that you are reading with a sea of faces staring back at you. Determining who you will work with is a daunting, often overwhelming task. This connection is crucial, as the alliance you form with your therapist will provide a solid foundation for your growth and change. I would be honored to work with you to help you find balance, hope and healing in your life. I want you to know that you are not alone.
So, here you are looking through countless profiles of therapists, hoping to glean something from the words that you are reading with a sea of faces staring back at you. Determining who you will work with is a daunting, often overwhelming task. This connection is crucial, as the alliance you form with your therapist will provide a solid foundation for your growth and change. I would be honored to work with you to help you find balance, hope and healing in your life. I want you to know that you are not alone.
(318) 787-0204 View (318) 787-0204
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Lauren Jones Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Bossier City, LA 71111
Waitlist for new clients
As a counselor, I believe in the power of compassion and understanding, while also valuing the importance of being direct and honest. In my practice, empathy, kindness, and straightforwardness intersect to create a safe and supportive space for your personal growth. Whether you're seeking guidance for overcoming challenges or simply looking to deepen your self-awareness, my counseling sessions are designed to empower you on your journey towards a more fulfilling and balanced life.
As a counselor, I believe in the power of compassion and understanding, while also valuing the importance of being direct and honest. In my practice, empathy, kindness, and straightforwardness intersect to create a safe and supportive space for your personal growth. Whether you're seeking guidance for overcoming challenges or simply looking to deepen your self-awareness, my counseling sessions are designed to empower you on your journey towards a more fulfilling and balanced life.
(318) 515-0367 View (318) 515-0367
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Amanda Carroll
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-, BACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bossier City, LA 71111  (Online Only)
At Next Generation, therapy is provided by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). We are flexible in our availability as well as in the approach used to provide services. We understand that "sit and talk therapy" is not effective for everyone. Clients are met where they are by being provided services in a way that is comfortable for them. Let's work together to end generational curses by making the necessary changes today!
At Next Generation, therapy is provided by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). We are flexible in our availability as well as in the approach used to provide services. We understand that "sit and talk therapy" is not effective for everyone. Clients are met where they are by being provided services in a way that is comfortable for them. Let's work together to end generational curses by making the necessary changes today!
(318) 353-8136 View (318) 353-8136
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Shelia Autry
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC, NCSC
Verified Verified
Bossier City, LA 71112
I have a holistic philosophy about therapy which means, I believe that best results from counseling are achieved by exploring clients and how they function in their systems (family, school, work, etc.). I view counseling as a process in which the client and therapist work as a team to explore future goals for an improved life and work in a systematic fashion toward realizing those goals.
I have a holistic philosophy about therapy which means, I believe that best results from counseling are achieved by exploring clients and how they function in their systems (family, school, work, etc.). I view counseling as a process in which the client and therapist work as a team to explore future goals for an improved life and work in a systematic fashion toward realizing those goals.
(318) 491-7903 View (318) 491-7903
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Desiree Bridges
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bossier City, LA 71112  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Desiree’ Bridges a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and my Master’s of Social Work from Grambling State University. She has over fourteen years of experience working with diverse age groups and in a variety of community settings.
Hello, I am Desiree’ Bridges a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and my Master’s of Social Work from Grambling State University. She has over fourteen years of experience working with diverse age groups and in a variety of community settings.
(318) 824-1576 View (318) 824-1576
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Stacie Hildebrand
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bossier City, LA 71111
I help couples learn to communicate better, fight in a healthy & effective way, and become better friends and partners. My signature program is a 9-step roadmap to improve your friendship, conflict resolution skills, and connection to become a team. Part of the process is a strength-based assessment that helps identify the strengths and areas that need improvement. I believe improving your primary relationship will have positive ripple effects for the rest of your life. For more information, please visit my website: www.CounselingConnectionsLA.com. I am currently accepting Self-pay clients. FB page: Stacie Hildebrand Coaching
I help couples learn to communicate better, fight in a healthy & effective way, and become better friends and partners. My signature program is a 9-step roadmap to improve your friendship, conflict resolution skills, and connection to become a team. Part of the process is a strength-based assessment that helps identify the strengths and areas that need improvement. I believe improving your primary relationship will have positive ripple effects for the rest of your life. For more information, please visit my website: www.CounselingConnectionsLA.com. I am currently accepting Self-pay clients. FB page: Stacie Hildebrand Coaching
(318) 552-2349 View (318) 552-2349

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Number of Therapists in Bossier City, LA

100+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Bossier City, LA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
90% Depression
83% Coping Skills
80% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
77% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% BlueCross and BlueShield
73% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
68% Aetna

How Therapists in Bossier City, LA see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bossier City?

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.