Therapists in Folsom, LA

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Dr. Reid Doster
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Folsom, LA 70437  (Online Only)
It takes courage to ask for help, especially from someone you don't know. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and clinical pastoral counselor, I work with individuals, couples and families to resolve common human problems. I believe you will benefit from the clinical competence, experience and maturity gained from more than forty years in practice, and will quickly realize I sincerely care about you. When you reach out to me, I will do my best to respond promptly, without your waiting too long for an appointment. So, call or write today, and don't be surprised if I personally answer the phone.
It takes courage to ask for help, especially from someone you don't know. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and clinical pastoral counselor, I work with individuals, couples and families to resolve common human problems. I believe you will benefit from the clinical competence, experience and maturity gained from more than forty years in practice, and will quickly realize I sincerely care about you. When you reach out to me, I will do my best to respond promptly, without your waiting too long for an appointment. So, call or write today, and don't be surprised if I personally answer the phone.
(985) 236-4164 View (985) 236-4164
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Kristi Lejeune Gassen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Folsom, LA 70437
I currently do not accept Medicaid. You have the power to heal your life, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we're not. We always have the power of our minds…Claim and consciously use your power. - Louise L. Hay
I currently do not accept Medicaid. You have the power to heal your life, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we're not. We always have the power of our minds…Claim and consciously use your power. - Louise L. Hay
(985) 606-4820 View (985) 606-4820
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Donna Lynne Hunstock
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Folsom, LA 70437
Not accepting new clients
My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. With the right guidance, there is hope to create a truly happy, fulfilled life. Whether you are looking for guidance through challenging times, looking for a new direction in life, dealing with the past, or you or a loved one is diagnosed with a condition that is negatively impacting your life, I'm here to help you through the process. My website is donnahunstock.com.
My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. With the right guidance, there is hope to create a truly happy, fulfilled life. Whether you are looking for guidance through challenging times, looking for a new direction in life, dealing with the past, or you or a loved one is diagnosed with a condition that is negatively impacting your life, I'm here to help you through the process. My website is donnahunstock.com.
(985) 520-0083 View (985) 520-0083
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Jared M Zeringue
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Folsom, LA 70437
Are you struggling with compulsive porn use, relationship conflict, anger, stress, or obsessive thoughts? With the help of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), hope, respect, self-control, and intimacy can be actualized. In DBT, clients are deeply validated while also learning and reinforcing life-changing behavioral and cognitive skills. Some rewards of working these skills include present-moment awareness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. You can find peace.
Are you struggling with compulsive porn use, relationship conflict, anger, stress, or obsessive thoughts? With the help of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), hope, respect, self-control, and intimacy can be actualized. In DBT, clients are deeply validated while also learning and reinforcing life-changing behavioral and cognitive skills. Some rewards of working these skills include present-moment awareness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. You can find peace.
(504) 784-6730 View (504) 784-6730
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Catherine Austin
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LPC, LMFT, NCC
Verified Verified
Folsom, LA 70437
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, persistently sad, or struggling in a relationship? It is my goal to provide clients with tools to improve their lives, to cope effectively, and to effectively deal with the transitions and stresses of life. I assist individuals, couples, and families in resolving issues which are personal or are causing challenges in their relationships, while developing skills for successful, more positive interactions with others. I also help with parenting issues. If you are ready for a change, it would be my pleasure to work with you to accomplish such goals.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, persistently sad, or struggling in a relationship? It is my goal to provide clients with tools to improve their lives, to cope effectively, and to effectively deal with the transitions and stresses of life. I assist individuals, couples, and families in resolving issues which are personal or are causing challenges in their relationships, while developing skills for successful, more positive interactions with others. I also help with parenting issues. If you are ready for a change, it would be my pleasure to work with you to accomplish such goals.
(985) 259-8230 View (985) 259-8230

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Brittany Suttle
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Covington, LA 70433
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with years of expertise and passion in my field. I believe that healing take place from within and will work to facilitate that through a variety of approaches. At the Integrated Wellness Clinic, we feel that each person needs support and freedom to choose their own path. Healing from the suffering caused by addiction, mental health, trauma, eating disorders, obsessive sexual behavior, and other co-occurring conditions is not simply about managing life; it is about transforming it. At IWC, we support this trans formative work with approaches that strengthen and nurture mind, body and spirit.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with years of expertise and passion in my field. I believe that healing take place from within and will work to facilitate that through a variety of approaches. At the Integrated Wellness Clinic, we feel that each person needs support and freedom to choose their own path. Healing from the suffering caused by addiction, mental health, trauma, eating disorders, obsessive sexual behavior, and other co-occurring conditions is not simply about managing life; it is about transforming it. At IWC, we support this trans formative work with approaches that strengthen and nurture mind, body and spirit.
(225) 424-1476 View (225) 424-1476
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Fokus 4Ward LLC (Counseling & Coaching)
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Covington, LA 70435
Hello and welcome! My name is Andre' Carpenter. I help people by being a soundboard for them to bounce their thoughts and ideas off of. I help people who have goals, create and execute plans to achieve those goals. I help marriages that are either just beginning, hitting a bump in the road or downright falling apart. There are some of you who need a coach to help you get from point A to point B. Sometimes, people just need someone to talk to and I am here in that moment to just listen. Bottom line is I do my best to help people in whatever way I can, find their love, their peace, their happy!
Hello and welcome! My name is Andre' Carpenter. I help people by being a soundboard for them to bounce their thoughts and ideas off of. I help people who have goals, create and execute plans to achieve those goals. I help marriages that are either just beginning, hitting a bump in the road or downright falling apart. There are some of you who need a coach to help you get from point A to point B. Sometimes, people just need someone to talk to and I am here in that moment to just listen. Bottom line is I do my best to help people in whatever way I can, find their love, their peace, their happy!
(727) 353-1297 View (727) 353-1297
Patrick Michael Dowd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LAC, CCS
Not Verified Not Verified
Covington, LA 70433
I am an Addictions Specialist and I have worked in the field of addictions counseling for over twenty-five years. My practice focus is healing the family system when addictions are present and breaking the cycle of addiction. My services offered include, but not limited to: addiction counseling, addiction education, interventions, individual therapy, family and couples therapy, prevention for at risk children, and addiction assessments and evaluations.
I am an Addictions Specialist and I have worked in the field of addictions counseling for over twenty-five years. My practice focus is healing the family system when addictions are present and breaking the cycle of addiction. My services offered include, but not limited to: addiction counseling, addiction education, interventions, individual therapy, family and couples therapy, prevention for at risk children, and addiction assessments and evaluations.
(985) 200-2766 View (985) 200-2766
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Terrilynn St Pierre Bowe
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Covington, LA 70433
Many of us are not raised in our family of origin. Are you a parent who surrendered a child for adoption? Were you adopted? Perhaps you were raised in a home of a different cultural background. As you are maturing, do you desire more control over your life, your anxieties, your actions and your choices? I am here to provide you with a safe, warm, soothing sanctuary where you can explore your grief and loss around the past. You can gain the authenticity you are seeking.
Many of us are not raised in our family of origin. Are you a parent who surrendered a child for adoption? Were you adopted? Perhaps you were raised in a home of a different cultural background. As you are maturing, do you desire more control over your life, your anxieties, your actions and your choices? I am here to provide you with a safe, warm, soothing sanctuary where you can explore your grief and loss around the past. You can gain the authenticity you are seeking.
(985) 497-2865 View (985) 497-2865
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Northlake Behavioral Health System
Verified Verified
Covington, LA 70433
Northlake utilizes evidence-based practices to provide the most effective treatment model in caring for you or a loved one. Our compassionate, experienced and trained staff of professionals provide excellent care in a therapeutic and safe environment that fosters healing for our patients. We believe that every patient is unique and we respect your different backgrounds and experiences when developing your individualized treatment plan to meet your needs. Northlake’s unique partnerships with local educational institutions allows us to ensure excellent medical and psychiatric treatment in a safe and secure environment. Our individualized units with specialized treatment programming ensures that each patient receives excellent care. Our dedicated team of professionals are here to assist you on your road to recovery.
Northlake utilizes evidence-based practices to provide the most effective treatment model in caring for you or a loved one. Our compassionate, experienced and trained staff of professionals provide excellent care in a therapeutic and safe environment that fosters healing for our patients. We believe that every patient is unique and we respect your different backgrounds and experiences when developing your individualized treatment plan to meet your needs. Northlake’s unique partnerships with local educational institutions allows us to ensure excellent medical and psychiatric treatment in a safe and secure environment. Our individualized units with specialized treatment programming ensures that each patient receives excellent care. Our dedicated team of professionals are here to assist you on your road to recovery.
(985) 322-6803 View (985) 322-6803
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Elysia H. Glynn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Covington, LA 70433
UPDATE: REMOTE (TELEHEALTH) COUNSELING AVAILABLE. Therapy is a journey of healing and change. In my practice, I aim to tailor my clinical expertise to best fit your needs. Together, we will identify what you can do to improve relationships, better understand and accept your emotions and live in the present moment. You will have the opportunity to explore the areas of your life you would like to change as well as learn to use the tools to accept and commit to your longterm health and happiness.
UPDATE: REMOTE (TELEHEALTH) COUNSELING AVAILABLE. Therapy is a journey of healing and change. In my practice, I aim to tailor my clinical expertise to best fit your needs. Together, we will identify what you can do to improve relationships, better understand and accept your emotions and live in the present moment. You will have the opportunity to explore the areas of your life you would like to change as well as learn to use the tools to accept and commit to your longterm health and happiness.
(504) 603-1954 View (504) 603-1954
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Monique Stiegler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Covington, LA 70433  (Online Only)
Struggling with feeling overwhelmed, trapped, worried, irritable, sad and/or hopeless? You're not alone! Just ordinary Human Life gives us challenges at different stages in our life and sometimes Life throws us a curveball. Navigating through these challenges require us to manage conflicts, emotions, make decisions and work through heartache, loss and grief. Of course everyone's experiences and challenges are unique just like we are. At times, it all just seems a bit too much to manage on your own. Good news is that Relationships can be healed, Trauma and Loss can be transformed and what is Confusing can be understood.
Struggling with feeling overwhelmed, trapped, worried, irritable, sad and/or hopeless? You're not alone! Just ordinary Human Life gives us challenges at different stages in our life and sometimes Life throws us a curveball. Navigating through these challenges require us to manage conflicts, emotions, make decisions and work through heartache, loss and grief. Of course everyone's experiences and challenges are unique just like we are. At times, it all just seems a bit too much to manage on your own. Good news is that Relationships can be healed, Trauma and Loss can be transformed and what is Confusing can be understood.
(985) 464-2531 View (985) 464-2531
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Andrea Toups
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S, LMFT
Verified Verified
Covington, LA 70433
I want you to know that whatever your challenges may be, there is hope". Counseling provides an opportunity for you to process through your struggles in a safe environment with an objective, highly trained professional who can provide support and help guide you and facilitate growth and healing. "It is a privilege to be in a position where you would invite me to walk along side you through some of your most difficult, painful times. As it is such a privilege, I am committed to provide professional, faith-sensitive counseling to individuals, couples and families on their journey toward freedom".
I want you to know that whatever your challenges may be, there is hope". Counseling provides an opportunity for you to process through your struggles in a safe environment with an objective, highly trained professional who can provide support and help guide you and facilitate growth and healing. "It is a privilege to be in a position where you would invite me to walk along side you through some of your most difficult, painful times. As it is such a privilege, I am committed to provide professional, faith-sensitive counseling to individuals, couples and families on their journey toward freedom".
(985) 377-9969 View (985) 377-9969
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Maria Klette-Ketchum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, BCD, SAP, MAC
Verified Verified
Covington, LA 70433
Is your life upside down or simply unsatisfactory? Are you having relationship problems? Or maybe you need to get a handle on your excessive substance abuse or drinking? While you can often feel better after a good talk with a family member or friend, for moderate or severe emotional distress, relief tends to be temporary. Talking with a trained therapist can help alleviate emotional distress much more efficiently and effectively. Having had over forty years of experience I am able to listen and interact in a way that helps you quickly get to the root of your emotional distress and concerns.
Is your life upside down or simply unsatisfactory? Are you having relationship problems? Or maybe you need to get a handle on your excessive substance abuse or drinking? While you can often feel better after a good talk with a family member or friend, for moderate or severe emotional distress, relief tends to be temporary. Talking with a trained therapist can help alleviate emotional distress much more efficiently and effectively. Having had over forty years of experience I am able to listen and interact in a way that helps you quickly get to the root of your emotional distress and concerns.
(985) 624-2266 View (985) 624-2266
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Giving Tree Counseling Services, L.L.C.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC, NCSC
Verified Verified
Covington, LA 70433
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in neurodiversity, which includes giftedness, high sensitivity, intensity and development concerns such as high functioning autism and more. I work with adults, teens and children who are dealing with a variety of challenges such as depression, anxiety, emotional reactivity, transition concerns, need for self-understanding, parental stressors, family stressors, anger issues, overwhelm, vocational stressors, relationship concerns, conflict resolution and more. I believe within every problem there is a solution. With personalized care via secure virtual online therapy I help clients to feel and function better.
I specialize in neurodiversity, which includes giftedness, high sensitivity, intensity and development concerns such as high functioning autism and more. I work with adults, teens and children who are dealing with a variety of challenges such as depression, anxiety, emotional reactivity, transition concerns, need for self-understanding, parental stressors, family stressors, anger issues, overwhelm, vocational stressors, relationship concerns, conflict resolution and more. I believe within every problem there is a solution. With personalized care via secure virtual online therapy I help clients to feel and function better.
(985) 796-2189 View (985) 796-2189
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Travis Pollard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Covington, LA 70433
I have experience working with clients from various backgrounds, presenting with multiple different mental health concerns. I have the most experience and training in working with survivors of trauma. Many of my clients have suffered unbearable loss, abuse, neglect, and traumatic experiences outside of their control. They need help in identifying and regaining control over their symptoms that stem from the trauma they have endured. They need a safe relationship in which they are able to reprocess the events and reactions to the hardest things they have experienced. They want to not feel trapped in their traumatic memory.
I have experience working with clients from various backgrounds, presenting with multiple different mental health concerns. I have the most experience and training in working with survivors of trauma. Many of my clients have suffered unbearable loss, abuse, neglect, and traumatic experiences outside of their control. They need help in identifying and regaining control over their symptoms that stem from the trauma they have endured. They need a safe relationship in which they are able to reprocess the events and reactions to the hardest things they have experienced. They want to not feel trapped in their traumatic memory.
(504) 384-6950 View (504) 384-6950
Photo of Megan Timm, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Folsom, LA
Megan Timm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Covington, LA 70433  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with a loss of sense of self, anxiety or feeling like you’re stuck in fight or flight? Does this affect your day to day life and ability to have the life you want? Do you feel overwhelmed by the demands of the day, unable to sort through your thoughts and emotions? Now more than ever, people are feeling lost and overwhelmed trying to find their place in life. I believe there is a way to open up your life and truly find joy. I offer a custom holistic approach for each client. I start with understanding you as a whole person - past, present and future - and will be beside you as you navigate life’s ups and down.
Do you struggle with a loss of sense of self, anxiety or feeling like you’re stuck in fight or flight? Does this affect your day to day life and ability to have the life you want? Do you feel overwhelmed by the demands of the day, unable to sort through your thoughts and emotions? Now more than ever, people are feeling lost and overwhelmed trying to find their place in life. I believe there is a way to open up your life and truly find joy. I offer a custom holistic approach for each client. I start with understanding you as a whole person - past, present and future - and will be beside you as you navigate life’s ups and down.
(920) 695-6865 View (920) 695-6865
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Dr. Robert Gardner
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Covington, LA 70433
My approach to therapy is to keep the process straightforward so that my clients can experience positive change as quickly as possible. My use of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) blended with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and meditative practice provides clients with a solid foundation to achieve personal growth. My goal is to help my clients realize their best self and develop the skills necessary to live a rich, full, and meaningful life.
My approach to therapy is to keep the process straightforward so that my clients can experience positive change as quickly as possible. My use of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) blended with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and meditative practice provides clients with a solid foundation to achieve personal growth. My goal is to help my clients realize their best self and develop the skills necessary to live a rich, full, and meaningful life.
(985) 231-2221 View (985) 231-2221
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Marisa Claire Durand
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Covington, LA 70433
"You do not find a happy life, you make it!" - Camilla Kimball. I began counseling to battle the common belief that we are powerless in controlling our thoughts and feelings. Individuals of any age can regain this power and make a change within their lives. You might wish to be less anxious in social situations or create more meaningful relationships. Maybe you are replaying awkward moments over and over whilst trying to fall asleep, wishing things were different. "If only I was ......, I would be ok?" I want to learn your story, without judgment.
"You do not find a happy life, you make it!" - Camilla Kimball. I began counseling to battle the common belief that we are powerless in controlling our thoughts and feelings. Individuals of any age can regain this power and make a change within their lives. You might wish to be less anxious in social situations or create more meaningful relationships. Maybe you are replaying awkward moments over and over whilst trying to fall asleep, wishing things were different. "If only I was ......, I would be ok?" I want to learn your story, without judgment.
(985) 589-6096 View (985) 589-6096
Photo of Amy Ettinger, Licensed Professional Counselor in Folsom, LA
Amy Ettinger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Covington, LA 70433
Are you looking to get “unstuck"? If you want to handle stress with more confidence, feel more comfortable in your own skin, improve relationships that matter to you & get past negative experiences, I'm ready to help you! I'm clinically trained in psychotherapy that supports the client-therapist partnership, celebrates your innate ability to heal & provides outstanding results in less time than traditional talk therapy.
Are you looking to get “unstuck"? If you want to handle stress with more confidence, feel more comfortable in your own skin, improve relationships that matter to you & get past negative experiences, I'm ready to help you! I'm clinically trained in psychotherapy that supports the client-therapist partnership, celebrates your innate ability to heal & provides outstanding results in less time than traditional talk therapy.
(985) 202-9205 View (985) 202-9205

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Folsom, LA

< 10

Therapists in Folsom, LA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Family Conflict
80% Relationship Issues
80% Grief
80% Divorce
80% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

24 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Folsom, LA see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Folsom?

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.