Therapists in Lake Charles, LA

Photo of Stephanie Boyd, LAC, CCS, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Stephanie Boyd
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAC, CCS
Verified Verified
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Seeking treatment for an addiction is not easy and requires a lot of trust between a patient and a counselor. Change can be so hard when you have tried everything you know to do. I will work with you to develop a treatment plan that works for your life. Creating a trusting relationship is key to getting better. Feeling free to express yourself is so needed. Having a caring, supportive counselor is the answer to unlocking your great potential to thrive and remain sober.
Seeking treatment for an addiction is not easy and requires a lot of trust between a patient and a counselor. Change can be so hard when you have tried everything you know to do. I will work with you to develop a treatment plan that works for your life. Creating a trusting relationship is key to getting better. Feeling free to express yourself is so needed. Having a caring, supportive counselor is the answer to unlocking your great potential to thrive and remain sober.
(337) 513-6121 View (337) 513-6121
Photo of Kelley Taylor, LAC, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Kelley Taylor
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Lake Charles, LA 70605
As a drug and alcohol counselor, my purpose is rooted in a deep passion for helping individuals overcome the grip of addiction and reclaim their lives. Witnessing the destructive power of substance abuse firsthand has driven me to dedicate my career to providing support, guidance, and hope to those struggling with addiction. Each day, I am committed to creating a safe and nonjudgmental space where my patients can heal, grow, and find their path to recovery.
As a drug and alcohol counselor, my purpose is rooted in a deep passion for helping individuals overcome the grip of addiction and reclaim their lives. Witnessing the destructive power of substance abuse firsthand has driven me to dedicate my career to providing support, guidance, and hope to those struggling with addiction. Each day, I am committed to creating a safe and nonjudgmental space where my patients can heal, grow, and find their path to recovery.
(337) 508-1540 View (337) 508-1540
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Jody M Davidson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Are you coping with Grief, the loss a loved-one? Or, PTSD? Traumatic experience of any kind, whether it happened a long time ago, or recently? Do you get Triggered easily? Angry, Sad, Tearful, Guilt-Stricken, or other unpleasant feelings? Or, Neg. intrusive beliefs? I provide compassionate EMDR Therapy for survivors of Traumatic experiences & Loss. Certified as an Induced After-Death Communication therapist. IADC Tx. heals grief & loss through a powerful modified-EMDR process that reconnects a person to the Spirit of a deceased loved-one, or close friend. IADC Therapy can resolve old wounds and provided healing & closure.
Are you coping with Grief, the loss a loved-one? Or, PTSD? Traumatic experience of any kind, whether it happened a long time ago, or recently? Do you get Triggered easily? Angry, Sad, Tearful, Guilt-Stricken, or other unpleasant feelings? Or, Neg. intrusive beliefs? I provide compassionate EMDR Therapy for survivors of Traumatic experiences & Loss. Certified as an Induced After-Death Communication therapist. IADC Tx. heals grief & loss through a powerful modified-EMDR process that reconnects a person to the Spirit of a deceased loved-one, or close friend. IADC Therapy can resolve old wounds and provided healing & closure.
(337) 794-1141 View (337) 794-1141
Photo of Marlaena Miller, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Marlaena Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Do you ever think you are the only one who hasn't gotten their life together yet? The truth is we ALL experience difficult and stressful life stuff at times. Life can be really tough. We all carry pain that is often exacerbated by new relationships and situations: psychological, emotional, and spiritual pain. If you have tried to "figure it out" on your own for too long, like so many of us think we must, and would like a relatable professional to work with you toward healing and growth, I would appreciate the opportunity and privilege to work with you on your journey toward a healthier, happier you. It's ok to need some help.
Do you ever think you are the only one who hasn't gotten their life together yet? The truth is we ALL experience difficult and stressful life stuff at times. Life can be really tough. We all carry pain that is often exacerbated by new relationships and situations: psychological, emotional, and spiritual pain. If you have tried to "figure it out" on your own for too long, like so many of us think we must, and would like a relatable professional to work with you toward healing and growth, I would appreciate the opportunity and privilege to work with you on your journey toward a healthier, happier you. It's ok to need some help.
(337) 246-5596 View (337) 246-5596
Photo of Frances Fazzio, LPC, ATR, Licensed Professional Counselor
Frances Fazzio
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Sometimes we experience negative thoughts about ourselves causing anxiety and shame. Guilt weighs us down and robs the ability to be true to oneself. If you are open to exploring these issues and more, then you have the potential to gain inner peace and fulfillment in your life.
Sometimes we experience negative thoughts about ourselves causing anxiety and shame. Guilt weighs us down and robs the ability to be true to oneself. If you are open to exploring these issues and more, then you have the potential to gain inner peace and fulfillment in your life.
(337) 201-9304 View (337) 201-9304
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Julie Ireland
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Not accepting new clients
Are you tired of feeling stuck and powerless? Do you hear a constant stream of negative thoughts about yourself and your life? I am here to help you cultivate the rich, full, meaningful life for which you were created. I work with individuals, couples, and families to identify and address the barriers to their life success. Through counseling, clients address the perfectionism, trauma, and old patterns that get in the way of authentic connection with themselves and others.
Are you tired of feeling stuck and powerless? Do you hear a constant stream of negative thoughts about yourself and your life? I am here to help you cultivate the rich, full, meaningful life for which you were created. I work with individuals, couples, and families to identify and address the barriers to their life success. Through counseling, clients address the perfectionism, trauma, and old patterns that get in the way of authentic connection with themselves and others.
(337) 607-0684 View (337) 607-0684
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Jowanna Bellow
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Lake Charles, LA 70607  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Great to meet you! I have a passion for helping people develop and improve at any point in their life. I really like using two specific approaches called CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and Positive Psychology. These methods help people change their thoughts and behaviors in a positive way, which can lead to happier and healthier lives. So, in a nutshell, I'm here to support you in becoming the best version of yourself!
Great to meet you! I have a passion for helping people develop and improve at any point in their life. I really like using two specific approaches called CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and Positive Psychology. These methods help people change their thoughts and behaviors in a positive way, which can lead to happier and healthier lives. So, in a nutshell, I'm here to support you in becoming the best version of yourself!
(337) 561-1069 View (337) 561-1069
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Teneisha Latrice Frank-Wright
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Hello, my name is Teneisha Frank-Wright and I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology obtained in 2009 at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA. In 2020, I acquired a Master of Art graduate degree in Professional Counseling at Grand Canyon University. Counseling and helping others have always been my passion. Enjoyment and fulfillment come from working with youth in this area and field of work however, I work with client who ranges from the age of 13 through adult.
Hello, my name is Teneisha Frank-Wright and I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology obtained in 2009 at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA. In 2020, I acquired a Master of Art graduate degree in Professional Counseling at Grand Canyon University. Counseling and helping others have always been my passion. Enjoyment and fulfillment come from working with youth in this area and field of work however, I work with client who ranges from the age of 13 through adult.
(337) 343-9666 View (337) 343-9666
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Paul Gonsoulin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Lake Charles, LA 70605
You’re stuck and don’t know what else to do. You’ve tried everything, but your anxiety, depression or coping with past trauma is still getting in the way of your work and relationships. The voices of self-criticism and self-doubt are getting worse and striving for perfection to feel better is stressing you out beyond what you can handle. You don’t want to burden family and friends with your problems, because what right do you have to complain? You feel so alone, and you know it’s time to make a change. I am trained in EMDR, CBT, ACT, and Gottman relationship therapy among others.
You’re stuck and don’t know what else to do. You’ve tried everything, but your anxiety, depression or coping with past trauma is still getting in the way of your work and relationships. The voices of self-criticism and self-doubt are getting worse and striving for perfection to feel better is stressing you out beyond what you can handle. You don’t want to burden family and friends with your problems, because what right do you have to complain? You feel so alone, and you know it’s time to make a change. I am trained in EMDR, CBT, ACT, and Gottman relationship therapy among others.
(337) 202-2527 View (337) 202-2527
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Conquering Addictions LLC
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAC, AADC
Verified Verified
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Can you imagine a life free from addictions? Who would you be if you were able to release yourself from the shackles of substances? Substance use is often a coping mechanism used to deal with something going on inside of you. What would your life look like if you were able to manage your addiction while overcoming your internal struggles? Hi, I’m Arlo, a Louisiana native and Licensed Addiction Counselor. I specialize in various therapeutic techniques, such as 12-step, CBT, and DBT. Everyone is unique, and because of this, I tailor each treatment plan to fit your unique needs.
Can you imagine a life free from addictions? Who would you be if you were able to release yourself from the shackles of substances? Substance use is often a coping mechanism used to deal with something going on inside of you. What would your life look like if you were able to manage your addiction while overcoming your internal struggles? Hi, I’m Arlo, a Louisiana native and Licensed Addiction Counselor. I specialize in various therapeutic techniques, such as 12-step, CBT, and DBT. Everyone is unique, and because of this, I tailor each treatment plan to fit your unique needs.
(337) 473-2521 View (337) 473-2521
Photo of Andrew C. Duplechin, MA, PLPC, NCC, Pre-Licensed Professional
Andrew C. Duplechin
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Charles, LA 70601
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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Stacy Welch
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Not accepting new clients
No one escapes the challenges of the human experience, we all just need the tools to learn to heal! I specialize in trauma (PTSD) and offer Brainspotting Therapy. Brainspotting is a psychotherapy tool that utilizes less thought-based talk therapy and more focused mindfulness on your somatic (body) experience - the window into our natural healing process. Research shows Brainspotting can lessen symptom burden in one session. It’s highly effective for trauma, anxiety, anger, performance and creative blocks, or sports enhancement.
No one escapes the challenges of the human experience, we all just need the tools to learn to heal! I specialize in trauma (PTSD) and offer Brainspotting Therapy. Brainspotting is a psychotherapy tool that utilizes less thought-based talk therapy and more focused mindfulness on your somatic (body) experience - the window into our natural healing process. Research shows Brainspotting can lessen symptom burden in one session. It’s highly effective for trauma, anxiety, anger, performance and creative blocks, or sports enhancement.
(337) 222-3288 View (337) 222-3288
Photo of Anne Marie Chrisoulis, LPC, LMFT, Licensed Professional Counselor
Anne Marie Chrisoulis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lake Charles, LA 70601  (Online Only)
It’s a joy to assist clients during life’s challenges and provide support as they learn new strategies to stop unwanted, repeated patterns. Clients may present with many concerns and seek symptom relief as well as greater understanding of self/others. Some clients want to improve communication, relationships and life skills. Some clients I have worked with have anxiety/depression, relationship issues, anger/stress management, grief, abuse/trauma, PTSD, self-harm and pregnancy loss. Clients obtaining desired outcomes are those ready and willing to complete the work associated with introspection and personal growth.
It’s a joy to assist clients during life’s challenges and provide support as they learn new strategies to stop unwanted, repeated patterns. Clients may present with many concerns and seek symptom relief as well as greater understanding of self/others. Some clients want to improve communication, relationships and life skills. Some clients I have worked with have anxiety/depression, relationship issues, anger/stress management, grief, abuse/trauma, PTSD, self-harm and pregnancy loss. Clients obtaining desired outcomes are those ready and willing to complete the work associated with introspection and personal growth.
(337) 340-9571 View (337) 340-9571
Photo of Sara Pesic, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Sara Pesic
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Lake Charles, LA 70605  (Online Only)
Clients come to see me when they feel stuck, unsure how to proceed, or how to move to that next level; when they need empathy and compassion but also a clear plan on how to resolve the presenting conflict/issue. Clients will explore different perspectives and come up with new insights and ideas. They will feel empowered. I am deeply committed to my own professional growth, constantly seeking opportunities for learning and development, to ensure that I bring the latest insights and techniques to my practice and provide the most effective support for my clients.
Clients come to see me when they feel stuck, unsure how to proceed, or how to move to that next level; when they need empathy and compassion but also a clear plan on how to resolve the presenting conflict/issue. Clients will explore different perspectives and come up with new insights and ideas. They will feel empowered. I am deeply committed to my own professional growth, constantly seeking opportunities for learning and development, to ensure that I bring the latest insights and techniques to my practice and provide the most effective support for my clients.
(337) 564-3301 View (337) 564-3301
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Chase Walling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Lake Charles, LA 70615
Not accepting new clients
Everybody struggles sometimes. Struggles are a normal part of the human experience, and I am grateful to be able to provide consistent help and support from a non-judgmental therapeutic position of acceptance and encouragement. As your counselor, I offer to engage with you using a holistic approach to mental health with a focus on destigmatizing self-care; after all, quality of life starts with your own self. My focus is on you with the goal of empowering you and improving your quality of life so that you may work towards life as the most happy and healthy individual that you can be.
Everybody struggles sometimes. Struggles are a normal part of the human experience, and I am grateful to be able to provide consistent help and support from a non-judgmental therapeutic position of acceptance and encouragement. As your counselor, I offer to engage with you using a holistic approach to mental health with a focus on destigmatizing self-care; after all, quality of life starts with your own self. My focus is on you with the goal of empowering you and improving your quality of life so that you may work towards life as the most happy and healthy individual that you can be.
(337) 427-7152 View (337) 427-7152
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Oshe’ Lewis-Reese
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Waitlist for new clients
I assist adult clients from various backgrounds and all walks of life. I believe that people experience many things in life that cause issues with self-esteem, perspective, and thought processes. As a result, this may require them to gain insight into their thinking and coping patterns to better understand themselves and improve their coping and decision making.
I assist adult clients from various backgrounds and all walks of life. I believe that people experience many things in life that cause issues with self-esteem, perspective, and thought processes. As a result, this may require them to gain insight into their thinking and coping patterns to better understand themselves and improve their coping and decision making.
(337) 329-9930 View (337) 329-9930
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James Johnson
Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, PLPC, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Calling all veterans who have been looking for a fellow vet as a counselor. You've found him! Any vet, any era, any branch - all are welcome. Trauma? Depression? Anxiety? Grief? Yep. Lots of us have struggled with it. You are not alone! I work from a Solution-Focused mindset and truly want to help by offering non-judgmental, empathic listening, with an ear toward solutions to help you move in the direction you want your life to go. I am accepting new clients and have openings as early as this week, so reach out today. I will make room for you.
Calling all veterans who have been looking for a fellow vet as a counselor. You've found him! Any vet, any era, any branch - all are welcome. Trauma? Depression? Anxiety? Grief? Yep. Lots of us have struggled with it. You are not alone! I work from a Solution-Focused mindset and truly want to help by offering non-judgmental, empathic listening, with an ear toward solutions to help you move in the direction you want your life to go. I am accepting new clients and have openings as early as this week, so reach out today. I will make room for you.
(337) 227-9811 View (337) 227-9811
Photo of Ryan Anderson, MEd, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Ryan Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Are you feeling anxious and stressed? Do you struggle with negative thoughts or past trauma? Are you struggling with work-life balance? Are you having a hard time identifying your support system? Do you have goals you want to accomplish in life?
Are you feeling anxious and stressed? Do you struggle with negative thoughts or past trauma? Are you struggling with work-life balance? Are you having a hard time identifying your support system? Do you have goals you want to accomplish in life?
(337) 502-9570 View (337) 502-9570
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Joel Daugherty
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, CFLE
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Life can be overwhelming, especially right now. Whether you're facing a recent loss, trying to recover from Hurricane Laura, facing challenges in relationships, finances, family or career; or maybe you just need a little encouragement, Lake Area Counseling is here for you. We don't believe in band-aids, cover-ups, denial of problems, or making excuses for ourselves or others. We shoot straight, focus on creative problem solving, and finding real solutions. We know the pain of past trauma, but we don't stay there. We believe in moving forward.
Life can be overwhelming, especially right now. Whether you're facing a recent loss, trying to recover from Hurricane Laura, facing challenges in relationships, finances, family or career; or maybe you just need a little encouragement, Lake Area Counseling is here for you. We don't believe in band-aids, cover-ups, denial of problems, or making excuses for ourselves or others. We shoot straight, focus on creative problem solving, and finding real solutions. We know the pain of past trauma, but we don't stay there. We believe in moving forward.
(337) 222-3230 View (337) 222-3230
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Mary E Dix
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
Lake Charles, LA 70601  (Online Only)
Life can be tough but it is also an opportunity to dream, do, and be your best self. Unfortunately, difficulties like stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, and heartbreak can also be a part of life. Giving up doesn't have to be an option. I am not a superhero but I love providing therapeutic services to clients to aid them in uncovering and uprooting challenges so that they may increase their self-awareness, insight, and ability to heal. Utilizing a compassionate but direct approach, I come alongside the individual to offer support and therapeutic interventions as we work together to increase their ability to heal.
Life can be tough but it is also an opportunity to dream, do, and be your best self. Unfortunately, difficulties like stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, and heartbreak can also be a part of life. Giving up doesn't have to be an option. I am not a superhero but I love providing therapeutic services to clients to aid them in uncovering and uprooting challenges so that they may increase their self-awareness, insight, and ability to heal. Utilizing a compassionate but direct approach, I come alongside the individual to offer support and therapeutic interventions as we work together to increase their ability to heal.
(337) 448-4196 View (337) 448-4196
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Number of Therapists in Lake Charles, LA

60+

Average cost per session

$100

Therapists in Lake Charles, LA who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Depression
81% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
78% Trauma and PTSD
78% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% Aetna
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Lake Charles, LA see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lake Charles?

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.