Therapists in Deridder, LA

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Jeremy D Erwin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Deridder, LA 70634
My practice is compassion driven and seeks to create a safe space free of any judgement in which people are able to freely share their problems and healing is possible. The environment at Transcend Counseling is one of empathy and understanding. Allowing client's to explore the issues that cause them to suffer. Shedding light into life valleys we can transform suffering/depression into understanding/peace and fear/anxiety into faith/love. I am passionate about helping people through difficult times and would love to assist you in this healing process.
My practice is compassion driven and seeks to create a safe space free of any judgement in which people are able to freely share their problems and healing is possible. The environment at Transcend Counseling is one of empathy and understanding. Allowing client's to explore the issues that cause them to suffer. Shedding light into life valleys we can transform suffering/depression into understanding/peace and fear/anxiety into faith/love. I am passionate about helping people through difficult times and would love to assist you in this healing process.
(337) 467-8653 View (337) 467-8653
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Kayla Cantrell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Deridder, LA 70634  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Starting therapy is not an easy task, I want to applaud you for making the first step! My first job as a therapist is to provide you a safe and supportive environment that helps grow our counseling-client relationship. My hope is that the clients who come feeling stuck and unsure how to move on, leave with a feeling of clarity and guidance.
Starting therapy is not an easy task, I want to applaud you for making the first step! My first job as a therapist is to provide you a safe and supportive environment that helps grow our counseling-client relationship. My hope is that the clients who come feeling stuck and unsure how to move on, leave with a feeling of clarity and guidance.
(337) 317-5313 View (337) 317-5313
Photo of Andrew C. Duplechin, MA, PLPC, NCC, Pre-Licensed Professional
Andrew C. Duplechin
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Deridder, LA 70634
I combine person-centered, reality therapy, and emotion-focused theories in my individual practice. In marriage/couples therapy, I employ the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy. I highly value the therapeutic relationship, emphasizing rapport-building and supporting clients in developing their potential. I believe in the resilience of the human spirit and promote my clients' power of choice when facing challenges. I aim to enhance introspection, reflection, and self-awareness, empowering clients to navigate their past, present, and future with hope and empowerment despite life's trials.
I combine person-centered, reality therapy, and emotion-focused theories in my individual practice. In marriage/couples therapy, I employ the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy. I highly value the therapeutic relationship, emphasizing rapport-building and supporting clients in developing their potential. I believe in the resilience of the human spirit and promote my clients' power of choice when facing challenges. I aim to enhance introspection, reflection, and self-awareness, empowering clients to navigate their past, present, and future with hope and empowerment despite life's trials.
(337) 242-3860 View (337) 242-3860
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Lisa Brune
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW, BACS
Verified Verified
Deridder, LA 70634  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience, Licensed in both Louisiana and Texas. A graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington with a Master's of Science in Social Work, I work with adolescents, adults, seniors, seeing individuals, couples, and families. I have particular interest in all areas of mental health, including grief, loss, trauma, eating disorders, domestic violence, sexual abuse, sexual assault, and parenting issues. I am a Certified Mediator and have a Certification in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM). In my free time, I enjoy working with my three pet therapy dogs.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience, Licensed in both Louisiana and Texas. A graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington with a Master's of Science in Social Work, I work with adolescents, adults, seniors, seeing individuals, couples, and families. I have particular interest in all areas of mental health, including grief, loss, trauma, eating disorders, domestic violence, sexual abuse, sexual assault, and parenting issues. I am a Certified Mediator and have a Certification in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM). In my free time, I enjoy working with my three pet therapy dogs.
(337) 447-4700 View (337) 447-4700
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Brittany D Brown
MA, NLP, BC
Verified Verified
Deridder, LA 70634
My ideal clients are individuals with autism, intellectual disabilities, or other developmental disabilities seeking support in managing challenging behaviors and developing new skills. They encounter difficulties in communication, social interactions, and daily tasks. They require guidance, structure, and strategies to navigate their environment successfully. Their goals encompass improving social skills, increasing independence, and reducing problem behaviors. They aspire to enhance their quality of life, build meaningful relationships, and actively participate in their community. They seek assistance to overcome barriers.
My ideal clients are individuals with autism, intellectual disabilities, or other developmental disabilities seeking support in managing challenging behaviors and developing new skills. They encounter difficulties in communication, social interactions, and daily tasks. They require guidance, structure, and strategies to navigate their environment successfully. Their goals encompass improving social skills, increasing independence, and reducing problem behaviors. They aspire to enhance their quality of life, build meaningful relationships, and actively participate in their community. They seek assistance to overcome barriers.
(337) 448-4290 View (337) 448-4290
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Kimberly A Simms
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT, MAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Deridder, LA 70634
Life can be incredibly challenging. Often we have visions of the life we want to live, but we can't figure out why we're unable to realize our dreams. Better health, better relationships, increased stability, less worry, more happiness- all of these things can seem just outside of our reach. Life can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be.
Life can be incredibly challenging. Often we have visions of the life we want to live, but we can't figure out why we're unable to realize our dreams. Better health, better relationships, increased stability, less worry, more happiness- all of these things can seem just outside of our reach. Life can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be.
(337) 329-9279 View (337) 329-9279
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Mallory Horne
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Deridder, LA 70634  (Online Only)
You can book with me now by clicking on my website. I have experience with various issues that patients struggle with. Patients who need to learn skills or change their lives in a positive way. Whether this is depression, anxiety, intrusive thoughts, ADHD, Bipolar, and/or the stress and struggles of day to day life. We all need support sometimes.
You can book with me now by clicking on my website. I have experience with various issues that patients struggle with. Patients who need to learn skills or change their lives in a positive way. Whether this is depression, anxiety, intrusive thoughts, ADHD, Bipolar, and/or the stress and struggles of day to day life. We all need support sometimes.
(719) 733-9593 View (719) 733-9593

Online Therapists

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Alexis Richard | The Therapy Garden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Lafayette, LA 70503
Making the decision to face your struggles and navigate through your feelings and emotions shows incredible strength. It takes courage and vulnerability to acknowledge you need support and begin the process of finding a therapist that you feel can be most supportive of your specific needs. Exploring past experiences can be scary and overwhelming, so my goal is to help my clients feel safe and gain a better understanding of their thoughts and feelings. Every journey through treatment is unique, and I believe in a personalized approach that is most beneficial to each of my client’s healing process.
Making the decision to face your struggles and navigate through your feelings and emotions shows incredible strength. It takes courage and vulnerability to acknowledge you need support and begin the process of finding a therapist that you feel can be most supportive of your specific needs. Exploring past experiences can be scary and overwhelming, so my goal is to help my clients feel safe and gain a better understanding of their thoughts and feelings. Every journey through treatment is unique, and I believe in a personalized approach that is most beneficial to each of my client’s healing process.
(337) 454-5736 View (337) 454-5736
Photo of Natalie L. Bunner - Natalie Bunner, Thrive Therapy , LCSW, CCPT, BACS, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Natalie Bunner, Thrive Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCPT, BACS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70503
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, Natalie here! I am honored that you are considering therapy and have stopped by my page. I primarily serve clients ages 3 into early adulthood (age 25) who are challenged by critical life transitions and/or unresolved trauma that leads to unmanageable feelings and behaviors. Consequently, I also serve those in helping professions (e.g., education, medicine, mental health, spiritual) to combat burnout/compassion fatigue and related issues. Each client who seeks help desires a break from the overwhelming feelings that cause them to feel emotionally unwell. Thank you for letting me be part of your journey.
Hi, Natalie here! I am honored that you are considering therapy and have stopped by my page. I primarily serve clients ages 3 into early adulthood (age 25) who are challenged by critical life transitions and/or unresolved trauma that leads to unmanageable feelings and behaviors. Consequently, I also serve those in helping professions (e.g., education, medicine, mental health, spiritual) to combat burnout/compassion fatigue and related issues. Each client who seeks help desires a break from the overwhelming feelings that cause them to feel emotionally unwell. Thank you for letting me be part of your journey.
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Lotus Counseling and Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Lafayette, LA 70508
Lotus Counseling & Wellness is owned & operated by married couple, Auriel Campbell, MA LPC and Trent Istre. Auriel has been serving the Acadiana area as a counselor since 2019. Lotus is dedicated to providing the Acadiana area with a knowledgeable team who can provide a variety of therapeutic modalities to fit the needs of adults, couples, families, adolescents and children. Our goal is to provide affordable, quality mental health services to the Acadiana area.
Lotus Counseling & Wellness is owned & operated by married couple, Auriel Campbell, MA LPC and Trent Istre. Auriel has been serving the Acadiana area as a counselor since 2019. Lotus is dedicated to providing the Acadiana area with a knowledgeable team who can provide a variety of therapeutic modalities to fit the needs of adults, couples, families, adolescents and children. Our goal is to provide affordable, quality mental health services to the Acadiana area.
(337) 680-4958 View (337) 680-4958
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Lauren Delahoussaye
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Lafayette, LA 70503
You feel overwhelmed by life, you're trying to remember your old self, you're not sure how you're coping with what life has thrown at you. Something has to change and for some reason you're feeling stuck. You're feeling like this is your new identity and you're drowning. Now imagine liking yourself again and being kind and forgiving to yourself, even when you're not checking off all the items on that endless to-do list. I can help navigate these feelings and help you find peace within yourself. You don't have to continue feeling this way.
You feel overwhelmed by life, you're trying to remember your old self, you're not sure how you're coping with what life has thrown at you. Something has to change and for some reason you're feeling stuck. You're feeling like this is your new identity and you're drowning. Now imagine liking yourself again and being kind and forgiving to yourself, even when you're not checking off all the items on that endless to-do list. I can help navigate these feelings and help you find peace within yourself. You don't have to continue feeling this way.
(337) 448-4405 View (337) 448-4405
Photo of David M Fatheree, LAC, SAP, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
David M Fatheree
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAC, SAP
Verified Verified
Broussard, LA 70518
Substance Abuse often negatively affects many areas of your life. Recovery is possible if treated with therapy. We will need to recognize and internalize how your chemical use has affected yourself, family, job, relationships, finances, etc. In your counseling we will address your substance abuse related issues cognitively and rationally in order for you to make changes in your thinking, feeling, and behavior that has you or your loved ones concerned about your chemical use.
Substance Abuse often negatively affects many areas of your life. Recovery is possible if treated with therapy. We will need to recognize and internalize how your chemical use has affected yourself, family, job, relationships, finances, etc. In your counseling we will address your substance abuse related issues cognitively and rationally in order for you to make changes in your thinking, feeling, and behavior that has you or your loved ones concerned about your chemical use.
(337) 397-4817 View (337) 397-4817
Photo of Tempest Therapy Services - Jessica Moody, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Tempest Therapy Services - Jessica Moody
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Youngsville, LA 70592
Are you exhausted in your search for love and belonging, confused by your own self-sabotage behaviors and then overwhelmed with feelings of shame and self-loathing? Perhaps you're seeking to fill a void inside, finding unhealthy habits that cause more harm than good. Maybe you're tormented with nightmares, flashbacks, or disjointed memories of a past you barely remember. Or worse, maybe family and friends have been frustrated with you, saying you are "too much," when you only ever feel that you are "not enough." Whatever brings you here today, know that you are not alone, and you can recover.
Are you exhausted in your search for love and belonging, confused by your own self-sabotage behaviors and then overwhelmed with feelings of shame and self-loathing? Perhaps you're seeking to fill a void inside, finding unhealthy habits that cause more harm than good. Maybe you're tormented with nightmares, flashbacks, or disjointed memories of a past you barely remember. Or worse, maybe family and friends have been frustrated with you, saying you are "too much," when you only ever feel that you are "not enough." Whatever brings you here today, know that you are not alone, and you can recover.
(337) 273-0783 View (337) 273-0783
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Helen Thacker Marcantel
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLMFT, PLPC
Verified Verified
Iowa, LA 70647
A pain shared is a pain that is lessened. Let me help with sharing the load of whatever you may be going through and guide you in the direction of your best self. I have my provisional license in marriage and family therapy. I am educated in looking into an individuals personal relationships, behavioral patterns, and life choices and helping to connect them with the issues that you may be occurring.
A pain shared is a pain that is lessened. Let me help with sharing the load of whatever you may be going through and guide you in the direction of your best self. I have my provisional license in marriage and family therapy. I am educated in looking into an individuals personal relationships, behavioral patterns, and life choices and helping to connect them with the issues that you may be occurring.
(337) 386-1068 View (337) 386-1068
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Changing Directions Counseling & Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BACS
Verified Verified
Alexandria, LA 71301  (Online Only)
Today you have decided to take a courageous step by exploring your therapy options. Today you have decided to CHANGE DIRECTIONS. Hi, I'm Traci Miller-Earl, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist. I specialize in treating various mental health concerns, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, women issues, life transitions, self-care, and stress management. I am passionate about empowering people of all ages to realize their full potential and establish healthy roles in their lives, careers, and relationships.
Today you have decided to take a courageous step by exploring your therapy options. Today you have decided to CHANGE DIRECTIONS. Hi, I'm Traci Miller-Earl, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist. I specialize in treating various mental health concerns, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, women issues, life transitions, self-care, and stress management. I am passionate about empowering people of all ages to realize their full potential and establish healthy roles in their lives, careers, and relationships.
(318) 333-3994 View (318) 333-3994
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Harmony House Counseling & Life Coaching, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Eunice, LA 70535
Are you looking for effective professional mental health counseling you can trust and know will guide you through where you are to where you are hoping to find yourself? Be assured, we can help! Our therapists help make sense of where you are and how you arrived there. We'll journey together toward finding hope and healing so that you can live a healthy, content, and meaningful life. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, anger, PTSD, spiritual matters, sexual abuse, physical abuse, marriage conflicts, addiction, or repeating the same behavioral patterns of self-destruction, there is HOPE for living healed.
Are you looking for effective professional mental health counseling you can trust and know will guide you through where you are to where you are hoping to find yourself? Be assured, we can help! Our therapists help make sense of where you are and how you arrived there. We'll journey together toward finding hope and healing so that you can live a healthy, content, and meaningful life. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, anger, PTSD, spiritual matters, sexual abuse, physical abuse, marriage conflicts, addiction, or repeating the same behavioral patterns of self-destruction, there is HOPE for living healed.
(337) 347-8641 View (337) 347-8641
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Marilyn Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70508
Hi, My name is Marilyn Brown. I have been working as a social worker since 2013. I enjoy helping people who struggle with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and PTSD. I am able to help people to work through the pain and trauma from their past and develop stronger relationships with the ones they love most. For more information please visit us at www.lifepathlft.com
Hi, My name is Marilyn Brown. I have been working as a social worker since 2013. I enjoy helping people who struggle with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and PTSD. I am able to help people to work through the pain and trauma from their past and develop stronger relationships with the ones they love most. For more information please visit us at www.lifepathlft.com
(337) 345-1305 View (337) 345-1305
Photo of Dawn McNemar Acadian Counseling Center, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Dawn McNemar Acadian Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lafayette, LA 70508
Everyone goes through challenging times such as periods of sadness. However, there comes a time when you may realize that you are not who you used to be and you begin to feel no enjoyment. There may be traumatic events that have occurred in your life that continue to play in the background. If you feel stuck, anxious, or negative thoughts keep monopolizing your mind; I will work with empowering you to become aware of the patterns that are operating in your subconscious that keep you stuck in certain behaviors, anxiety & sadness. I am a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider if you seek natural remedies over medicine.
Everyone goes through challenging times such as periods of sadness. However, there comes a time when you may realize that you are not who you used to be and you begin to feel no enjoyment. There may be traumatic events that have occurred in your life that continue to play in the background. If you feel stuck, anxious, or negative thoughts keep monopolizing your mind; I will work with empowering you to become aware of the patterns that are operating in your subconscious that keep you stuck in certain behaviors, anxiety & sadness. I am a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider if you seek natural remedies over medicine.
(337) 294-0109 View (337) 294-0109
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Janice G Weber
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, CFLE, LPC
Verified Verified
Lafayette, LA 70506  (Online Only)
Let's work together for you to learn to live peacefully in narcissistic relationships or to leave such relationships if desired. Let me help you to get free from emotional entanglements, learn coping skills and parenting skills, and recover from childhood abuse and trauma. In sessions, you will learn empowerment, setting appropriate boundaries, mindfulness, self-care skills, and how to build your self-esteem. My Doctorate in Family Relations, being a Certified Family Life Educator, and my experience as a professor of Child and Family Studies for over 35 years give me a unique holistic background that aids me in helping you.
Let's work together for you to learn to live peacefully in narcissistic relationships or to leave such relationships if desired. Let me help you to get free from emotional entanglements, learn coping skills and parenting skills, and recover from childhood abuse and trauma. In sessions, you will learn empowerment, setting appropriate boundaries, mindfulness, self-care skills, and how to build your self-esteem. My Doctorate in Family Relations, being a Certified Family Life Educator, and my experience as a professor of Child and Family Studies for over 35 years give me a unique holistic background that aids me in helping you.
(225) 243-8162 View (225) 243-8162
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Carla Boudreaux Acadian Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70508
Will therapy help? Yes! Therapy can improve your relationships with others as well as your relationship with yourself. I see counseling as a process in which you, the client, and I, the counselor, build a trusting relationship and work as a team to resolve your behavioral, personal, and social challenges. Together we will face your challenges and develop treatment goals for improved mental health and wellness. As a team, we will systematically work towards achieving your treatment goals and finding resources to support your mental health.
Will therapy help? Yes! Therapy can improve your relationships with others as well as your relationship with yourself. I see counseling as a process in which you, the client, and I, the counselor, build a trusting relationship and work as a team to resolve your behavioral, personal, and social challenges. Together we will face your challenges and develop treatment goals for improved mental health and wellness. As a team, we will systematically work towards achieving your treatment goals and finding resources to support your mental health.
(337) 243-0292 View (337) 243-0292

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Number of Therapists in Deridder, LA

< 10

Therapists in Deridder, LA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
86% School Issues
86% Emotional Disturbance
86% Peer Relationships
86% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

4 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
75% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Deridder, LA see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Deridder?

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.