Therapists in Opelousas, LA

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Courtney Sandoz Copell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Opelousas, LA 70570
Waitlist for new clients
I'm Courtney Copell, founder of Compass Counseling Services of South Louisiana. It is my mission to provide the best and most thorough care to my clients and their families. I work from an integrated perspective which includes a wide-range of evidence-based therapeutic techniques. I founded my practice on the belief that each client is unique and deserves comprehensive and individualized care. I believe that in order to experience optimal health, every component of the individual must be considered. Therefore, I operate from a holistic and client-centered approach where each client will have their own personalized program.
I'm Courtney Copell, founder of Compass Counseling Services of South Louisiana. It is my mission to provide the best and most thorough care to my clients and their families. I work from an integrated perspective which includes a wide-range of evidence-based therapeutic techniques. I founded my practice on the belief that each client is unique and deserves comprehensive and individualized care. I believe that in order to experience optimal health, every component of the individual must be considered. Therefore, I operate from a holistic and client-centered approach where each client will have their own personalized program.
(337) 376-0215 View (337) 376-0215
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Blumrich Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Opelousas, LA 70570
Our office can help you sort through the hard things you are experiencing. We are able to work with individuals throughout the lifespan; children, adolescents and adults. We often help clients that are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, grief and also issues of Attention Deficit Hyper-active Disorder, Anxiety and Depressive disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, PTSD, divorce, and abuse. Many people come to us that just need a safe space to talk about their issues. If you need change in your life, counseling is a good opportunity to facilitate that change. A plan with identified goals helps to make the change you seek.
Our office can help you sort through the hard things you are experiencing. We are able to work with individuals throughout the lifespan; children, adolescents and adults. We often help clients that are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, grief and also issues of Attention Deficit Hyper-active Disorder, Anxiety and Depressive disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, PTSD, divorce, and abuse. Many people come to us that just need a safe space to talk about their issues. If you need change in your life, counseling is a good opportunity to facilitate that change. A plan with identified goals helps to make the change you seek.
(337) 513-4404 View (337) 513-4404
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Brad L Sibille
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Opelousas, LA 70570
In over fifteen years as I counselor I have seen with both young and old overcome the inner struggles that have held them back in life. I work with children and teens so that they can find success at home, school, and in life and help them with behavioral problems and struggles to make friends and socialize. I also provide therapy to both teens and adults struggling with anxiety issues, depression, stress, anger, addiction, and chemical dependency to help them find the freedom they seek. I use a combination of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Play Therapy which I adapt to the needs and preferences of the client.
In over fifteen years as I counselor I have seen with both young and old overcome the inner struggles that have held them back in life. I work with children and teens so that they can find success at home, school, and in life and help them with behavioral problems and struggles to make friends and socialize. I also provide therapy to both teens and adults struggling with anxiety issues, depression, stress, anger, addiction, and chemical dependency to help them find the freedom they seek. I use a combination of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Play Therapy which I adapt to the needs and preferences of the client.
(337) 514-4928 View (337) 514-4928
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Alicia R Reed
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Opelousas, LA 70570
The first sign of a serious struggle is often the condition of our relationships with others. Becoming reactive in an automatic, negative way can lead to shame and broken bonds with friends, family, and co-workers. "Why am I like this," you may ask. Loneliness, depression and social anxiety? Maybe we feel misunderstood by what we can't find words for. "But I had a great childhood," you may say. Unintentional wounds can be caused by good people in bad situations, and you may have unexplored pain to heal. Family alcoholism, abuse, ADHD, and trauma can further complicate the lives of adolescents and adults alike damaging self-esteem.
The first sign of a serious struggle is often the condition of our relationships with others. Becoming reactive in an automatic, negative way can lead to shame and broken bonds with friends, family, and co-workers. "Why am I like this," you may ask. Loneliness, depression and social anxiety? Maybe we feel misunderstood by what we can't find words for. "But I had a great childhood," you may say. Unintentional wounds can be caused by good people in bad situations, and you may have unexplored pain to heal. Family alcoholism, abuse, ADHD, and trauma can further complicate the lives of adolescents and adults alike damaging self-esteem.
(337) 326-4534 View (337) 326-4534
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Sherell Hebert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Opelousas, LA 70570  (Online Only)
Life is a field of unlimited possibilities. Are you ready to begin exploring? I believe we are all here to help one another learn and grow. I would be honored to be a part of your journey. I specialize in anxiety disorders because this is an area that I know intimately. I once had really bad anxiety and panics attacks. I learned to overcome them and they are now a distant memory. I would like to show you how this can be true for you as well. I offer flexible scheduling with options that include evenings and weekends for my DC clients. Go to the scheduling link to get started.
Life is a field of unlimited possibilities. Are you ready to begin exploring? I believe we are all here to help one another learn and grow. I would be honored to be a part of your journey. I specialize in anxiety disorders because this is an area that I know intimately. I once had really bad anxiety and panics attacks. I learned to overcome them and they are now a distant memory. I would like to show you how this can be true for you as well. I offer flexible scheduling with options that include evenings and weekends for my DC clients. Go to the scheduling link to get started.
(281) 666-2278 View (281) 666-2278
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Harmony House Counseling & Life Coaching, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Opelousas, LA 70570
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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Shantele H. Ledoux
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Opelousas, LA 70570
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and am dedicated to providing a safe, relaxing environment for you to express and explore issues/concerns. I enjoy working alongside others to reach their goals and believe in an individual's capacity for self growth and wellness. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families, using a variety of modalities. I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and am dedicated to providing a safe, relaxing environment for you to express and explore issues/concerns. I enjoy working alongside others to reach their goals and believe in an individual's capacity for self growth and wellness. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families, using a variety of modalities. I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy.
(337) 284-4026 View (337) 284-4026
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Hollie B French
Art Therapist, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Opelousas, LA 70570
Do you function fairly well in most ways, but have some nagging issues (i.e. you struggle to trust, have a history of unhealthy or unsatisfying intimate relationships, trouble concentrating) that may be the result of past trauma? Do you want ways to process and heal that don't have to involve talking about the specifics of what happened to you? Do you have a child who needs some extra support navigating life changes (i.e. parents separated/divorced, school changes, moving homes, loss of loved one)? I have tools to address a number of issues that get in the way of better functioning and a more satisfying life.
Do you function fairly well in most ways, but have some nagging issues (i.e. you struggle to trust, have a history of unhealthy or unsatisfying intimate relationships, trouble concentrating) that may be the result of past trauma? Do you want ways to process and heal that don't have to involve talking about the specifics of what happened to you? Do you have a child who needs some extra support navigating life changes (i.e. parents separated/divorced, school changes, moving homes, loss of loved one)? I have tools to address a number of issues that get in the way of better functioning and a more satisfying life.
(337) 376-0776 View (337) 376-0776
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Embrace Life Counseling and Consulting, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CART
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Opelousas, LA 70571
Kathy Manuel is a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing in the treatment of mental health for 16 years. In a safe, therapeutic environment, she encourages and guides clients to achieve success using professional, sought after effective treatment modalities. She believes counseling is valuable when it is personalized to the individual's goals and is genuinely attentive to understanding her client's specific needs and desires.
Kathy Manuel is a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing in the treatment of mental health for 16 years. In a safe, therapeutic environment, she encourages and guides clients to achieve success using professional, sought after effective treatment modalities. She believes counseling is valuable when it is personalized to the individual's goals and is genuinely attentive to understanding her client's specific needs and desires.
(281) 401-9902 View (281) 401-9902
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Leon C Winters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Opelousas, LA 70570
While I am not accepting new clients, we have a team of therapists available to assist you. Please check out my connections listed below or visit our website for further information. Do you feel stuck? Are you having difficulties with your child? Do you consistently feel sad and do not know why? You are not alone. As your therapist we can work through those issues and get you on the road to leading a healthier life. Contact me now to start your road to recovery. Please note that telehealth is available.
While I am not accepting new clients, we have a team of therapists available to assist you. Please check out my connections listed below or visit our website for further information. Do you feel stuck? Are you having difficulties with your child? Do you consistently feel sad and do not know why? You are not alone. As your therapist we can work through those issues and get you on the road to leading a healthier life. Contact me now to start your road to recovery. Please note that telehealth is available.
(337) 504-7278 View (337) 504-7278
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Merril Thibodeaux
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAC, CCS
Verified Verified
Opelousas, LA 70570
Life can be fun again! With support, understanding, education, and sometimes proper medication, you can turn your life around. If you find you're feeling bored, unmotivated, or you're having problems with focus and concentration; maybe you are easily frustrated and irritable, feeling lonely. Or maybe you find yourself lying and feeling guilty and remorseful, but repeating this behavior anyway. You're losing sight of who you really are! Are you using too much Alcohol and/or drugs to cope and can't quit? These are some of the symptoms of the disease of Addiction...and there is hope!
Life can be fun again! With support, understanding, education, and sometimes proper medication, you can turn your life around. If you find you're feeling bored, unmotivated, or you're having problems with focus and concentration; maybe you are easily frustrated and irritable, feeling lonely. Or maybe you find yourself lying and feeling guilty and remorseful, but repeating this behavior anyway. You're losing sight of who you really are! Are you using too much Alcohol and/or drugs to cope and can't quit? These are some of the symptoms of the disease of Addiction...and there is hope!
(337) 419-3546 View (337) 419-3546
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Kate Z. Doucet
MEd, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Opelousas, LA 70570
If you are old enough to have received an invitation to join AARP in the mail - a milestone, definitely! - you may find yourself facing issues that are, directly or indirectly, related to aging. Some examples might be preparing for or adjusting to retirement, changing family dynamics, physical declines that can come with or be exacerbated by age, grief over deaths of our peers or Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), to name a few. You may well be wanting a robust response to these challenges. After all, quality of life throughout our senior years is what it is all about.
If you are old enough to have received an invitation to join AARP in the mail - a milestone, definitely! - you may find yourself facing issues that are, directly or indirectly, related to aging. Some examples might be preparing for or adjusting to retirement, changing family dynamics, physical declines that can come with or be exacerbated by age, grief over deaths of our peers or Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), to name a few. You may well be wanting a robust response to these challenges. After all, quality of life throughout our senior years is what it is all about.
(337) 706-9825 View (337) 706-9825
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Alan D. Zaunbrecher
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Opelousas, LA 70570
What do you desire most? Many people are searching for peace and contentment, but finding that in today's world can be difficult. Having received specialized training in improving emotional connections, coupled with 17 years of counseling experience, has given me the skills necessary for helping people find the enjoyment of life they have been seeking.
What do you desire most? Many people are searching for peace and contentment, but finding that in today's world can be difficult. Having received specialized training in improving emotional connections, coupled with 17 years of counseling experience, has given me the skills necessary for helping people find the enjoyment of life they have been seeking.
(337) 243-1205 View (337) 243-1205
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Headspace Counseling & Recovery
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Opelousas, LA 70570
The Mind is like water. When it's turbulent, it's difficult to see. When it's calm, everything becomes clear. - Prasad Mahes. Do you feel like you have lost control of your surroundings and are a prisoner of your own mind? Are you struggling with mental health or a substance use disorder? Do you want a better relationship with your partner? Do you want a better understanding of your mind and body?
The Mind is like water. When it's turbulent, it's difficult to see. When it's calm, everything becomes clear. - Prasad Mahes. Do you feel like you have lost control of your surroundings and are a prisoner of your own mind? Are you struggling with mental health or a substance use disorder? Do you want a better relationship with your partner? Do you want a better understanding of your mind and body?
(337) 454-5662 View (337) 454-5662
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Aimee LeJeune
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Opelousas, LA 70570
If going to therapy is somewhat fearful, you are not alone. Most people do not know what to expect. Scientific research shows that psychotherapy works. Therapy can help you feel more comfortable being the real you. The goal of psychotherapy is not to change you. Change is your choice. It is to help build self-awareness, increase compassion, understanding, respect, empathy and acceptance toward yourself and others.
If going to therapy is somewhat fearful, you are not alone. Most people do not know what to expect. Scientific research shows that psychotherapy works. Therapy can help you feel more comfortable being the real you. The goal of psychotherapy is not to change you. Change is your choice. It is to help build self-awareness, increase compassion, understanding, respect, empathy and acceptance toward yourself and others.
(337) 467-7132 View (337) 467-7132
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Brad Gros
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Opelousas, LA 70570
Do you feel as though life is passing you by? Do you feel as though you are a stranger in your own body and home? Are you ready for something different in life, making room for new experiences? As your counselor, we can explore these and many other issues, on your personal path to wellness. Contact me today to begin this wellness journey. In-person and telehealth sessions are available.
Do you feel as though life is passing you by? Do you feel as though you are a stranger in your own body and home? Are you ready for something different in life, making room for new experiences? As your counselor, we can explore these and many other issues, on your personal path to wellness. Contact me today to begin this wellness journey. In-person and telehealth sessions are available.
(337) 202-2746 View (337) 202-2746
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Morgan Ruppert
Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, PLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Opelousas, LA 70570
My work focuses on building a collaborative relationship with my clients that meets each individual where they are in their healing journey and personal development. Transitioning periods of life can be difficult to navigate, and sometimes they come with obstacles that may be too challenging to face alone. I am here to help with that process, using a holistic framework that will encourage mindful living and facilitate room for positive growth and change in your life. But it all starts with your story and your own unique experiences, which is what we will focus on and build our plan from.
My work focuses on building a collaborative relationship with my clients that meets each individual where they are in their healing journey and personal development. Transitioning periods of life can be difficult to navigate, and sometimes they come with obstacles that may be too challenging to face alone. I am here to help with that process, using a holistic framework that will encourage mindful living and facilitate room for positive growth and change in your life. But it all starts with your story and your own unique experiences, which is what we will focus on and build our plan from.
(337) 485-6102 View (337) 485-6102
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Mary F Huval
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Opelousas, LA 70570
Waitlist for new clients
I provide therapy to clients in the office as well as through Telehealth Services. I work from the belief that the human body and mind work together and constantly strive to find an inner peace and balance through self-healing. My role as a counselor is to help you create self-awareness, to facilitate the healing process, and to support you on your journey to finding your inner peace and life satisfaction. I enjoy working with adults, addressing a wide range of challenges. My approach to counseling is holistic, trauma-focused, and strength-based. I utilize traditional modalities of therapy with clients as well as EMDR and IMTT.
I provide therapy to clients in the office as well as through Telehealth Services. I work from the belief that the human body and mind work together and constantly strive to find an inner peace and balance through self-healing. My role as a counselor is to help you create self-awareness, to facilitate the healing process, and to support you on your journey to finding your inner peace and life satisfaction. I enjoy working with adults, addressing a wide range of challenges. My approach to counseling is holistic, trauma-focused, and strength-based. I utilize traditional modalities of therapy with clients as well as EMDR and IMTT.
(337) 324-9612 View (337) 324-9612
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Joshua Roberts
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Opelousas, LA 70570
Actions are meaningful when inspired by values. If trauma, anxiety, depression, or addiction is troubling you, I would like to assist you in overcoming these issues and identify the life that you would rather have, You deserve to be doing and achieving the things that are important to you.
Actions are meaningful when inspired by values. If trauma, anxiety, depression, or addiction is troubling you, I would like to assist you in overcoming these issues and identify the life that you would rather have, You deserve to be doing and achieving the things that are important to you.
(337) 284-9275 View (337) 284-9275
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Dr. Kerri Prejean - Haven Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, RPT, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Opelousas, LA 70570
Worried about your child? Seeking help is the first courageous step as a caregiver! Assisting youth in navigating issues and witnessing them find their voice and unique gifts is the most rewarding part of my career. Anxiety, aggression, sadness, negative self views, unhealthy relationships, and living in a complex world are all experiences that can hinder your child from being their best self. I have worked with youth for over 23 years and remain amazed at their wonder and resiliency. I strive to create a safe and caring environment where your child can express themselves freely - allowing them to feel heard, valued, and understood.
Worried about your child? Seeking help is the first courageous step as a caregiver! Assisting youth in navigating issues and witnessing them find their voice and unique gifts is the most rewarding part of my career. Anxiety, aggression, sadness, negative self views, unhealthy relationships, and living in a complex world are all experiences that can hinder your child from being their best self. I have worked with youth for over 23 years and remain amazed at their wonder and resiliency. I strive to create a safe and caring environment where your child can express themselves freely - allowing them to feel heard, valued, and understood.
(337) 427-8576 View (337) 427-8576

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Number of Therapists in Opelousas, LA

20+

Average cost per session

$110

Therapists in Opelousas, LA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
86% Depression
86% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
68% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Aetna

How Therapists in Opelousas, LA see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Opelousas?

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.