Therapists in Orleans Parish, LA

Photo of Liora Diamond, Licensed Professional Counselor in Orleans Parish, LA
Liora Diamond
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
New Orleans, LA 70119
Sometimes internal and external pressure becomes too much to bear alone. My goal is to provide a contained space where you can begin to unburden and explore. You will set the pace as we explore the issues most important to you, including daily hardships, navigating relationships, and untangling pain past and present. I prioritize working from an understanding of your unique identity and worldview.
Sometimes internal and external pressure becomes too much to bear alone. My goal is to provide a contained space where you can begin to unburden and explore. You will set the pace as we explore the issues most important to you, including daily hardships, navigating relationships, and untangling pain past and present. I prioritize working from an understanding of your unique identity and worldview.
(504) 285-4120 View (504) 285-4120
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Dr. Elise Dossaji
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, ND
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New Orleans, LA 70113
Do you feel stuck in emotional patterns ? Do you experience feelings that lead to other life challenges or feel difficult to control? Do you feel frequently dysregulated emotionally? We can work together to identify patterns and areas of growth as well as resolve conflict with self and others. I have over 15 years experience as a therapist and approach therapy from an integrated perspective, emphasizing openness, trust, and honesty. I utilize a blend of therapeutic techniques to help clients improve coping skills and self-efficacy, while balancing validation and support for change.
Do you feel stuck in emotional patterns ? Do you experience feelings that lead to other life challenges or feel difficult to control? Do you feel frequently dysregulated emotionally? We can work together to identify patterns and areas of growth as well as resolve conflict with self and others. I have over 15 years experience as a therapist and approach therapy from an integrated perspective, emphasizing openness, trust, and honesty. I utilize a blend of therapeutic techniques to help clients improve coping skills and self-efficacy, while balancing validation and support for change.
(504) 434-4836 View (504) 434-4836
Photo of Nancy Heilner, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Orleans Parish, LA
Nancy Heilner, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Orleans, LA 70119
Not accepting new clients
I have many years of experience working with folks with a history of trauma and substance abuse issues. I believe that these two things often go hand in hand - people using substances to help deal with the painful feelings associated with trauma. Most recently I have focused on working with the LGBTQ communities to address issues related to societal and familial rejection, isolation, bullying and low self worth. I have found that providing queer affirming therapy in a nonjudgmental environment can be very healing to clients.
I have many years of experience working with folks with a history of trauma and substance abuse issues. I believe that these two things often go hand in hand - people using substances to help deal with the painful feelings associated with trauma. Most recently I have focused on working with the LGBTQ communities to address issues related to societal and familial rejection, isolation, bullying and low self worth. I have found that providing queer affirming therapy in a nonjudgmental environment can be very healing to clients.
(504) 517-8314 View (504) 517-8314
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Deidre D Hayes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70119
Dr. Deidre D. Hayes has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the New Orleans area for over 25 years. She has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Loyola University, a master's in social Work from Tulane University, and a Doctorate in Social Work from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Her approach is person-centered, and trauma informed. She has extensive experience with individuals, and families, specializing in relationship issues, grief and trauma, and life transitions. Dr. Hayes is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), psychotherapy and solution-focused interventions.
Dr. Deidre D. Hayes has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the New Orleans area for over 25 years. She has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Loyola University, a master's in social Work from Tulane University, and a Doctorate in Social Work from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Her approach is person-centered, and trauma informed. She has extensive experience with individuals, and families, specializing in relationship issues, grief and trauma, and life transitions. Dr. Hayes is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), psychotherapy and solution-focused interventions.
(504) 384-6619 View (504) 384-6619
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Carol Teuton Benoit
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, OT, NCC, LPC-S, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Orleans, LA 70119
Not accepting new clients
I am a counselor with over 20 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and children. I use an integrative theory base that affirms the inherent value of each individual and focuses on clients' strengths. My approach is warm and accepting and combines developmental, interpersonal, cognitive behavioral, family systems and internal family systems therapies. I often utilize holistic approaches such a mindfulness and experiential techniques.
I am a counselor with over 20 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and children. I use an integrative theory base that affirms the inherent value of each individual and focuses on clients' strengths. My approach is warm and accepting and combines developmental, interpersonal, cognitive behavioral, family systems and internal family systems therapies. I often utilize holistic approaches such a mindfulness and experiential techniques.
(504) 414-4554 View (504) 414-4554
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Emmanuel Paul
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Orleans, LA 70131  (Online Only)
The ideal therapy client is an individual who actively seeks personal growth and emotional well-being. They may be grappling with various challenges, such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, or low self-esteem. What sets them apart is their authentic and sincere desire for change. Ultimately, the ideal client seeks a greater sense of fulfillment and balance in life. They believe in the potential for personal growth and are motivated to achieve a more meaningful existence. They understand that therapy can be a transformative journey that empowers them to lead a life aligned with their values, passions, and purpose.
The ideal therapy client is an individual who actively seeks personal growth and emotional well-being. They may be grappling with various challenges, such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, or low self-esteem. What sets them apart is their authentic and sincere desire for change. Ultimately, the ideal client seeks a greater sense of fulfillment and balance in life. They believe in the potential for personal growth and are motivated to achieve a more meaningful existence. They understand that therapy can be a transformative journey that empowers them to lead a life aligned with their values, passions, and purpose.
(504) 788-1545 View (504) 788-1545
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Vanessa Batiste-Leal
Licensed Professional Counselor, MHS, LPC, LRC
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70119
Sports counseling for mental health peak performance. I specialize in counseling athletes at all levels - student-athletes, amateur/professional athletes, as well as former athletes, in balancing mind, body, and sport for optimal mental health and well-being. As well as anyone who is seeking to improve performance in their fields, such as business executives, medical professionals, actors, dancers, and more. I provide individual counseling that focuses on establishing goals and developing a plan to build sustainable practices for achieving peak performance in sports and in life.
Sports counseling for mental health peak performance. I specialize in counseling athletes at all levels - student-athletes, amateur/professional athletes, as well as former athletes, in balancing mind, body, and sport for optimal mental health and well-being. As well as anyone who is seeking to improve performance in their fields, such as business executives, medical professionals, actors, dancers, and more. I provide individual counseling that focuses on establishing goals and developing a plan to build sustainable practices for achieving peak performance in sports and in life.
(504) 608-0477 View (504) 608-0477
Photo of Julie Hoffman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Orleans Parish, LA
Julie Hoffman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70118
Beginning therapy can be one of the most challenging, and rewarding, quality of life decisions a person can make. I believe the rapport between therapist and client to be the foundation for promoting awareness, insight and personal growth for present struggles and identifying the role long standing patterns play. Using client’s existing strengths, my clients and I develop coping strategies through a collaborative approach, and work toward achieving greater balance and healthier patterns. I work with a wide range of couples, adults and young adults.
Beginning therapy can be one of the most challenging, and rewarding, quality of life decisions a person can make. I believe the rapport between therapist and client to be the foundation for promoting awareness, insight and personal growth for present struggles and identifying the role long standing patterns play. Using client’s existing strengths, my clients and I develop coping strategies through a collaborative approach, and work toward achieving greater balance and healthier patterns. I work with a wide range of couples, adults and young adults.
(504) 667-6203 View (504) 667-6203
Photo of Fay Kimbrell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Orleans Parish, LA
Fay Kimbrell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70130
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling stuck? Do you suspect life has more to offer than your current experience? What is the story you tell yourself about your situation? I believe that our stories have the ability to keep us stuck or set us free. I use narrative therapy and the power of storytelling to help individuals heal their past, come to terms with their present, and create a future they desire. As a therapist, I thrive on helping people recognize, and act on their own potential. Wellness involves the whole person, and I believe the mind, body, spirit, and emotions are all connected.
Are you feeling stuck? Do you suspect life has more to offer than your current experience? What is the story you tell yourself about your situation? I believe that our stories have the ability to keep us stuck or set us free. I use narrative therapy and the power of storytelling to help individuals heal their past, come to terms with their present, and create a future they desire. As a therapist, I thrive on helping people recognize, and act on their own potential. Wellness involves the whole person, and I believe the mind, body, spirit, and emotions are all connected.
(504) 233-6441 View (504) 233-6441
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Harter March
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70126
Therapy is a process of self-discovery more than it is anything else. It is a space to set your goals on your terms. It is a space where your whole self can be present, seen, and valued. It is not a space for anyone's values but your own. My role is to be a tourist you show around and asks questions. In this space you can unpack, explore, and repack your entire life in a way that feels true to who you are. It is to help shift focus away from who you are supposed to be, and focus on who you are. It is a truly wonderous, painful, joyful, tear filled, and extremely rewarding process to go through. Enjoy the journey with or without me.
Therapy is a process of self-discovery more than it is anything else. It is a space to set your goals on your terms. It is a space where your whole self can be present, seen, and valued. It is not a space for anyone's values but your own. My role is to be a tourist you show around and asks questions. In this space you can unpack, explore, and repack your entire life in a way that feels true to who you are. It is to help shift focus away from who you are supposed to be, and focus on who you are. It is a truly wonderous, painful, joyful, tear filled, and extremely rewarding process to go through. Enjoy the journey with or without me.
(504) 370-8541 View (504) 370-8541
Photo of Lisa Abbrecht, Psychologist in Orleans Parish, LA
Lisa Abbrecht
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70115
Not accepting new clients
Please Note: I am working on a part-time basis with limited availability, but don't hesitate to contact me to inquire. I am also happy to provide referrals if full. I specialize in OCD and anxiety, assisting individuals struggling to cope with uncertainty. With OCD, I often work with individuals struggling with intrusive thoughts around various themes, such as related to health, responsibility, and contamination, all centered around the need to feel certain. I see clients with a range of anxiety issues, including those that are generalized, health related, and specific to adjustment (life changes).
Please Note: I am working on a part-time basis with limited availability, but don't hesitate to contact me to inquire. I am also happy to provide referrals if full. I specialize in OCD and anxiety, assisting individuals struggling to cope with uncertainty. With OCD, I often work with individuals struggling with intrusive thoughts around various themes, such as related to health, responsibility, and contamination, all centered around the need to feel certain. I see clients with a range of anxiety issues, including those that are generalized, health related, and specific to adjustment (life changes).
(504) 502-7174 View (504) 502-7174
Photo of Edith González Flores, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Orleans Parish, LA
Edith González Flores
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Orleans, LA 70119
An ideal patient would be open, willing, and ready to engage in deep dialogue (and practice). In doing so, they would be able to reflect on what is needed for them at the present time. This could be historical Trauma and/or any other mental health condition that has led to personal dysregulation (emotionally and physically). As they dive into the process of caring for themselves, they can build a stronger foundation of their own needs and goals. Ideally, they would be comforted by a sense of personal insights towards change and collective care.
An ideal patient would be open, willing, and ready to engage in deep dialogue (and practice). In doing so, they would be able to reflect on what is needed for them at the present time. This could be historical Trauma and/or any other mental health condition that has led to personal dysregulation (emotionally and physically). As they dive into the process of caring for themselves, they can build a stronger foundation of their own needs and goals. Ideally, they would be comforted by a sense of personal insights towards change and collective care.
(504) 766-3084 View (504) 766-3084
Photo of Kenya Offray in Orleans Parish, LA
Kenya Offray
PLPC, MA, MEd, EdS, NCE
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70150
Not accepting new clients
I am a: Public School Social Worker-Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor- Louisiana State Certified School Counselor - Louisiana State Certified Early Intervention Specialist -Louisiana State Teacher Certification. I am here to help with your mental health needs.
I am a: Public School Social Worker-Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor- Louisiana State Certified School Counselor - Louisiana State Certified Early Intervention Specialist -Louisiana State Teacher Certification. I am here to help with your mental health needs.
(504) 414-6589 View (504) 414-6589
Photo of Dario A Bayardo Jr. in Orleans Parish, LA
Dario A Bayardo Jr.
MS, PLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Orleans, LA 70115
Life’s challenges don’t always respond to our usual strategies or the advice we seek from friends and family. Some situations require shorter-term solutions while others need deeper exploration and longer-term work. That’s where counseling comes in—an opportunity to speak with a neutral third party who can listen, empathize, and introduce new perspectives and skills to help you work through the challenges with support.
Life’s challenges don’t always respond to our usual strategies or the advice we seek from friends and family. Some situations require shorter-term solutions while others need deeper exploration and longer-term work. That’s where counseling comes in—an opportunity to speak with a neutral third party who can listen, empathize, and introduce new perspectives and skills to help you work through the challenges with support.
(504) 608-2748 View (504) 608-2748
Photo of Amirah Iqbal, Licensed Professional Counselor in Orleans Parish, LA
Amirah Iqbal
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New Orleans, LA 70119  (Online Only)
Life often throws stressors at us at the most random times. We end up losing sight of ourselves within the stress and chaos. My goal is to assist you through such stressors, and eventually overcome them. Whether, this is going through a life-altering event, overcoming trauma, or just finding ways to manage your life, I am committed to helping you find that happiness at the end. As your therapist, I will ensure that a safe, non-judgmental space is created so you can be equipped with the tools to live your most fulfilling life. I strive to help my clients find peace, comfort, and self-love that will guide them in life.
Life often throws stressors at us at the most random times. We end up losing sight of ourselves within the stress and chaos. My goal is to assist you through such stressors, and eventually overcome them. Whether, this is going through a life-altering event, overcoming trauma, or just finding ways to manage your life, I am committed to helping you find that happiness at the end. As your therapist, I will ensure that a safe, non-judgmental space is created so you can be equipped with the tools to live your most fulfilling life. I strive to help my clients find peace, comfort, and self-love that will guide them in life.
(504) 285-7955 View (504) 285-7955
Photo of Josie Louise White, Licensed Professional Counselor in Orleans Parish, LA
Josie Louise White
Licensed Professional Counselor, DBH, MEd, NCC, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70126  (Online Only)
JW's Creative Solutions, LLC is a Counseling, Life Coaching and Consulting agency. Our mission is to provide: 1) innovative behavioral health services, 2) case management services and 2) other supportive services to individuals addressing life transitional issues. Our agency works from an eco-systemic perspective, which means that we accept a client's immediate family relationships and larger social context as being important resources in solving life's problems. Goals for therapy are always established through collaboration with the client. The overall objective for therapy is always the successful resolution of the problems that are deemed the most important through that collaborative process.
JW's Creative Solutions, LLC is a Counseling, Life Coaching and Consulting agency. Our mission is to provide: 1) innovative behavioral health services, 2) case management services and 2) other supportive services to individuals addressing life transitional issues. Our agency works from an eco-systemic perspective, which means that we accept a client's immediate family relationships and larger social context as being important resources in solving life's problems. Goals for therapy are always established through collaboration with the client. The overall objective for therapy is always the successful resolution of the problems that are deemed the most important through that collaborative process.
(504) 502-7248 View (504) 502-7248
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Ciarra Waters-Mullen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70119  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed professional counselor in Louisiana with over 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, mood disturbances, lack of motivation, low self-esteem, building confidence, depression, relationship issues, and improving sport performance. I also have experience working with concentration, memory and focus (ADHD).
I am a licensed professional counselor in Louisiana with over 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, mood disturbances, lack of motivation, low self-esteem, building confidence, depression, relationship issues, and improving sport performance. I also have experience working with concentration, memory and focus (ADHD).
(504) 414-7974 View (504) 414-7974
Photo of Crystal Broussard, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Orleans Parish, LA
Crystal Broussard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Orleans, LA 70115
While active listening is an important skill for a therapist, listening can only go so far. All of the therapists here believe that what sets us apart from many other therapists is the fact we actually help you help yourself make the necessary changes in your life by giving you techniques, tools, skills, and guidance to achieve your goals. You'll almost always walk out of a session with a new technique or two that you can go home and start using immediately. All eight of our therapists are highly trained, personable, and ready to give you the stills and techniques you need.
While active listening is an important skill for a therapist, listening can only go so far. All of the therapists here believe that what sets us apart from many other therapists is the fact we actually help you help yourself make the necessary changes in your life by giving you techniques, tools, skills, and guidance to achieve your goals. You'll almost always walk out of a session with a new technique or two that you can go home and start using immediately. All eight of our therapists are highly trained, personable, and ready to give you the stills and techniques you need.
(504) 321-0242 View (504) 321-0242
Photo of Laura Stryjewski, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Orleans Parish, LA
Laura Stryjewski, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Orleans, LA 70130
Are you suffering from postpartum mood swings? Or going over negative thoughts in your head? Depression and anxiety or feelings of frustration and despair can leave us lost, confused, or helpless. It may seem as though no one understands you and you feel cut off from friends and family that aren't experiencing the same things. You might not even be sure how long you've been feeling this way, but you know you are ready for a change. That it is time to step out from under the weight of uncertainty and begin to regain clarity and a sense of purpose. There is no reason to continue to suffer. You can and will feel better.
Are you suffering from postpartum mood swings? Or going over negative thoughts in your head? Depression and anxiety or feelings of frustration and despair can leave us lost, confused, or helpless. It may seem as though no one understands you and you feel cut off from friends and family that aren't experiencing the same things. You might not even be sure how long you've been feeling this way, but you know you are ready for a change. That it is time to step out from under the weight of uncertainty and begin to regain clarity and a sense of purpose. There is no reason to continue to suffer. You can and will feel better.
(504) 800-8503 View (504) 800-8503
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Elizabeth Berk
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Orleans, LA 70115
Not accepting new clients
I believe that psychotherapy can be helpful to create growth, improve relationships, improve coping skills and understand maladaptive patterns in one's life. Often people come to me because they've reached a crisis point or just feel stuck in a situation that they feel they cannot change. Therapy creates a safe place for one to recognize and explore issues and to develop new solutions and strategies. I've worked with a wide variety of issues and mental health diagnoses and have experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
I believe that psychotherapy can be helpful to create growth, improve relationships, improve coping skills and understand maladaptive patterns in one's life. Often people come to me because they've reached a crisis point or just feel stuck in a situation that they feel they cannot change. Therapy creates a safe place for one to recognize and explore issues and to develop new solutions and strategies. I've worked with a wide variety of issues and mental health diagnoses and have experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
(504) 608-6982 View (504) 608-6982

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Number of Therapists in Orleans Parish, LA

900+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Orleans Parish, LA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
74% Coping Skills
70% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% BlueCross and BlueShield
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
59% Aetna

How Therapists in Orleans Parish, LA see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Orleans Parish?

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.