Therapists in Saint Bernard Parish, LA

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Photo of Ian Evans Ottinger, MA, PLPC, Pre-Licensed Professional
Ian Evans Ottinger
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chalmette, LA 70043
Currently accepting clients through private pay. Depression, anxiety, learning challenges, ADHD, and family conflict can make it difficult to feel fully in control of our lives. Whether you’re an adult or adolescent, we all need help at times and have the ability to make the brave decision to reach out for that help. Together, we can foster a greater understanding of the challenges you face and work as a team to develop skills that can help you overcome them. Making a change is always scary, but the process is often easier when we don’t try to do it alone. If you’re ready to make a positive change, this is a fantastic place to start
Currently accepting clients through private pay. Depression, anxiety, learning challenges, ADHD, and family conflict can make it difficult to feel fully in control of our lives. Whether you’re an adult or adolescent, we all need help at times and have the ability to make the brave decision to reach out for that help. Together, we can foster a greater understanding of the challenges you face and work as a team to develop skills that can help you overcome them. Making a change is always scary, but the process is often easier when we don’t try to do it alone. If you’re ready to make a positive change, this is a fantastic place to start
(504) 608-3803 View (504) 608-3803
Photo of Sharon Marie Chester, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Sharon Marie Chester
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chalmette, LA 70043
Waitlist for new clients
CLINICAL PRACTICE: In 30-plus years of practice, there simply isn't anything left that I haven't worked with. If you are weary of living with old wounds or destructive relationships please don't resign yourself to a life of emotional pain. Allow me to help guide you through your own personal resolution by enhancing your skills, strengths and supports. I will use whatever constructs work for each unique personality, but am heavily based in cognitive-behavioral work. An email may get the quickest response.
CLINICAL PRACTICE: In 30-plus years of practice, there simply isn't anything left that I haven't worked with. If you are weary of living with old wounds or destructive relationships please don't resign yourself to a life of emotional pain. Allow me to help guide you through your own personal resolution by enhancing your skills, strengths and supports. I will use whatever constructs work for each unique personality, but am heavily based in cognitive-behavioral work. An email may get the quickest response.
(504) 684-7443 View (504) 684-7443
Photo of Michelle Rogers Canepa, PLPC, Pre-Licensed Professional
Michelle Rogers Canepa
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chalmette, LA 70043
Life can be a struggle at times, and no one should have to face it alone. Let me be your support. I welcome you to the process and thank you for considering me as your counselor. As a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC) in the state of Louisiana, I am passionate about working with people from all walks of life. Let's work together on your journey to well-being.
Life can be a struggle at times, and no one should have to face it alone. Let me be your support. I welcome you to the process and thank you for considering me as your counselor. As a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC) in the state of Louisiana, I am passionate about working with people from all walks of life. Let's work together on your journey to well-being.
(504) 305-8324 View (504) 305-8324
Photo of Khara Scott-Bey, EXA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Khara Scott-Bey
Marriage & Family Therapist, EXA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Arabi, LA 70032
My approach is grounded in social justice work, Humanistic Psychology, Jungian theory, and Person Centered practices. My specialization is in somatic therapy and expressive art therapy and I am a practitioner of Generative Somatics and a facilitator of the Be Present Empowerment Model. I work with individuals, adults,adolescent and children as well as couples and families. I welcome anyone interested in exploring and healing a broad spectrum of life experiences. These include: Identity Issues, Personal Empowerment, Self love and acceptance, Relationship issues, Emotional and behavioral obstacles, trauma and abuse as well as life transitions and personal growth goals.
My approach is grounded in social justice work, Humanistic Psychology, Jungian theory, and Person Centered practices. My specialization is in somatic therapy and expressive art therapy and I am a practitioner of Generative Somatics and a facilitator of the Be Present Empowerment Model. I work with individuals, adults,adolescent and children as well as couples and families. I welcome anyone interested in exploring and healing a broad spectrum of life experiences. These include: Identity Issues, Personal Empowerment, Self love and acceptance, Relationship issues, Emotional and behavioral obstacles, trauma and abuse as well as life transitions and personal growth goals.
(504) 608-8273 View (504) 608-8273
Photo of Krystyn Bourg, MA, PLPC, Pre-Licensed Professional
Krystyn Bourg
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Chalmette, LA 70043
I enjoy helping my children, adolescents, and young adults work through their anxiety, ADHD, ASD, anger management, behavioral issues, and depression. I view counseling from a person-centered approach, while utilizing techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy to address each client’s unique goals.
I enjoy helping my children, adolescents, and young adults work through their anxiety, ADHD, ASD, anger management, behavioral issues, and depression. I view counseling from a person-centered approach, while utilizing techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy to address each client’s unique goals.
(504) 370-2566 View (504) 370-2566
Photo of Megan Loos, LPC-S, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Megan Loos
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Chalmette, LA 70043
Therapy is a lot like cutting an onion - it has many layers, and usually makes you cry." What else can I say about therapy that you haven't heard before? So let me tell you about me, which is why you are here - to see if we are a good fit, right? I specialize in impulse disorders such as ADHD, OCD, Autism and PTSD/trauma, which of course all include anxiety and depression. I've worked in every corner of the field from criminal justice to homeless outreach to in-home services. I also love animals (especially my 5 at home), crafting ALL the things, referencing stand-up comedy, and being a proud member of every sci-fi fandom there is.
Therapy is a lot like cutting an onion - it has many layers, and usually makes you cry." What else can I say about therapy that you haven't heard before? So let me tell you about me, which is why you are here - to see if we are a good fit, right? I specialize in impulse disorders such as ADHD, OCD, Autism and PTSD/trauma, which of course all include anxiety and depression. I've worked in every corner of the field from criminal justice to homeless outreach to in-home services. I also love animals (especially my 5 at home), crafting ALL the things, referencing stand-up comedy, and being a proud member of every sci-fi fandom there is.
(504) 527-8043 View (504) 527-8043
Photo of Tammy Bayard - Tammy Bayard, MSW, LCSW, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Tammy Bayard, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arabi, LA 70032  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical social worker and have been in practice for 25 years. I work with adolescents and adults doing individual as well as family and couple therapy. I use different modalities of treatment but mainly focus on cognitive behavioral therapy which teaches people how to identify the connection between their thoughts, feelings and behaviors as a way of making changes in their lives. I believe people who are motivated to change are capable of doing so given the right tools.
I am a licensed clinical social worker and have been in practice for 25 years. I work with adolescents and adults doing individual as well as family and couple therapy. I use different modalities of treatment but mainly focus on cognitive behavioral therapy which teaches people how to identify the connection between their thoughts, feelings and behaviors as a way of making changes in their lives. I believe people who are motivated to change are capable of doing so given the right tools.
(504) 826-8791 View (504) 826-8791
Photo of Raishawn ` Washington Smith, LPC-S, Licensed Professional Counselor
Raishawn ` Washington Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Chalmette, LA 70043
Welcome and gratitude for embarking on the initial stride towards a more radiant tomorrow. Existence, at times, burdens us beyond what we believe we can endure. Opting for therapy can often alleviate the weight. My expertise lies in establishing a secure and non-judgmental therapeutic environment. I derive satisfaction from assisting individuals who have encountered trauma, faced relationship challenges, endured sexual abuse, grappled with self-esteem issues, or navigated health setbacks and recovery. My objective is to aid individuals in reclaiming their customary level of functioning or attaining their desired level of functioning
Welcome and gratitude for embarking on the initial stride towards a more radiant tomorrow. Existence, at times, burdens us beyond what we believe we can endure. Opting for therapy can often alleviate the weight. My expertise lies in establishing a secure and non-judgmental therapeutic environment. I derive satisfaction from assisting individuals who have encountered trauma, faced relationship challenges, endured sexual abuse, grappled with self-esteem issues, or navigated health setbacks and recovery. My objective is to aid individuals in reclaiming their customary level of functioning or attaining their desired level of functioning
(504) 584-8125 View (504) 584-8125
Photo of Daina M. Golson - Holistic Counseling, LLC, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Holistic Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Arabi, LA 70032  (Online Only)
"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom." -Aristotle. Self-awareness is the greatest gift we can give ourselves, this alone can be profoundly healing. I help guide you on your self- exploration journey. My mission is to help clients achieve their goals in a safe, accepting environment through a collaborative effort. I work with individuals, couples and families on a variety of mental health issues, including but not limited to stress, anxiety, mood, addiction, trauma, interpersonal struggles, family conflict, grief/loss, self-esteem, finding meaning and purpose, and challenges adjusting to major life transitions.
"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom." -Aristotle. Self-awareness is the greatest gift we can give ourselves, this alone can be profoundly healing. I help guide you on your self- exploration journey. My mission is to help clients achieve their goals in a safe, accepting environment through a collaborative effort. I work with individuals, couples and families on a variety of mental health issues, including but not limited to stress, anxiety, mood, addiction, trauma, interpersonal struggles, family conflict, grief/loss, self-esteem, finding meaning and purpose, and challenges adjusting to major life transitions.
(504) 608-3426 View (504) 608-3426
Photo of Wanda W Bush - Wanda Bush, LPC Therapy Services, LLC, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Wanda Bush, LPC Therapy Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Chalmette, LA 70043
I am a seasoned, experienced clinician and behavioral healthcare manager. I consider myself a Behavioral Health Generalist. I am a highly competent provider for a wide variety of mental health , substance use and relationship concerns. I help care for Teens (17 and older), Adults and Couples.
I am a seasoned, experienced clinician and behavioral healthcare manager. I consider myself a Behavioral Health Generalist. I am a highly competent provider for a wide variety of mental health , substance use and relationship concerns. I help care for Teens (17 and older), Adults and Couples.
(504) 370-8522 View (504) 370-8522
Photo of Tracy Ferezan, MS, PLPC, CAC, Counselor
Tracy Ferezan
Counselor, MS, PLPC, CAC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Chalmette, LA 70043  (Online Only)
I am a provisional licensed professional counselor in Louisiana and a certified addiction counselor in Louisiana. I am currently accepting clients who are paying out of pocket in Louisiana. I have flexible hours using a virtual setting to accommodate work schedules and allow counseling to be your priority. I work with children ages 10 and older, teenagers, and adults. I specialize in working with people in suicidal crisis, addiction and recovery, and the Queer community. I have over 4 years of experience working with kids & adults in intensive outpatient programs.
I am a provisional licensed professional counselor in Louisiana and a certified addiction counselor in Louisiana. I am currently accepting clients who are paying out of pocket in Louisiana. I have flexible hours using a virtual setting to accommodate work schedules and allow counseling to be your priority. I work with children ages 10 and older, teenagers, and adults. I specialize in working with people in suicidal crisis, addiction and recovery, and the Queer community. I have over 4 years of experience working with kids & adults in intensive outpatient programs.
(504) 399-3685 View (504) 399-3685
Photo of Natasha Lee Ballard, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Natasha Lee Ballard
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chalmette, LA 70043
Life's journey can be challenging, and sometimes, we all need a supportive guide to navigate through its twists and turns. As a licensed counselor, I am here to offer you a safe space for exploration, healing, and personal growth. Whether you're facing stress, anxiety, relationship issues, or simply seeking a space for self-discovery, my therapeutic approach is tailored to meet your unique needs. Take the first step towards positive change and let's embark on this journey together. I'm currently accepting clients of all ages with insurance or private pay. You can choose between telehealth/teletherapy services and in-person services.
Life's journey can be challenging, and sometimes, we all need a supportive guide to navigate through its twists and turns. As a licensed counselor, I am here to offer you a safe space for exploration, healing, and personal growth. Whether you're facing stress, anxiety, relationship issues, or simply seeking a space for self-discovery, my therapeutic approach is tailored to meet your unique needs. Take the first step towards positive change and let's embark on this journey together. I'm currently accepting clients of all ages with insurance or private pay. You can choose between telehealth/teletherapy services and in-person services.
(504) 946-1155 View (504) 946-1155
Photo of Mecca Major Martin - Dr. Mecca Martin majormartin.options@gmail.com, PhD, LMFT, CCAPT, C-DBT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Dr. Mecca Martin majormartin.options@gmail.com
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CCAPT, C-DBT
Verified Verified
Chalmette, LA 70043  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome, and thank you for allowing me to help you through these tough times. As a licensed therapist, I have had many experiences with individuals suffering setbacks. Take a look at my profile for more information on my expertise in counseling. You can rest easy knowing that you have made the right decision to get the help you need. I am here to help you through this process, helping you to make the best decisions that fit your needs. As a therapist, you will find that I am flexible and mild-mannered, but I am also a strong motivator when needed while seeking to know the individual on a deeper level.
Welcome, and thank you for allowing me to help you through these tough times. As a licensed therapist, I have had many experiences with individuals suffering setbacks. Take a look at my profile for more information on my expertise in counseling. You can rest easy knowing that you have made the right decision to get the help you need. I am here to help you through this process, helping you to make the best decisions that fit your needs. As a therapist, you will find that I am flexible and mild-mannered, but I am also a strong motivator when needed while seeking to know the individual on a deeper level.
(504) 285-2989 View (504) 285-2989
Photo of Madelynn Fellon, LPC-S, LMFT-SC, NCC, Marriage & Family Therapist
Madelynn Fellon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC-S, LMFT-SC, NCC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Chalmette, LA 70043
It is very brave of you and your family to seek a counselor to make the improvements needed for your lives. It is the intention to create a judgement free zone so that, together, we can collaborate and explore any concerns or issues that have been set in front of you. I see counseling as teamwork so we can achieve what you are searching for. With collaboration, we will work towards the goals you have set for yourself or your relationship, or even assist in helping you to set them if you are not sure where to start.
It is very brave of you and your family to seek a counselor to make the improvements needed for your lives. It is the intention to create a judgement free zone so that, together, we can collaborate and explore any concerns or issues that have been set in front of you. I see counseling as teamwork so we can achieve what you are searching for. With collaboration, we will work towards the goals you have set for yourself or your relationship, or even assist in helping you to set them if you are not sure where to start.
(504) 370-4154 View (504) 370-4154
Photo of Francisco (Cisco) Gonzales, MEd, LPC, CFRA, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Francisco (Cisco) Gonzales
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CFRA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chalmette, LA 70043
Currently Accepting Clients in Louisiana and Texas with Insurance or Private Pay. Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Family Issues, and the unknown sometimes control our lives. Whether it is you or your teenaged loved one; remember, It's okay to not be okay. Speak to a professional. In working together, we can promote growth by understanding the obstacles that you face and develop solutions that ought to bring you a newfound peace! Are you ready to explore the possibility of change in your life? It takes courage to ask for help, and it seems that you have begun that journey.
Currently Accepting Clients in Louisiana and Texas with Insurance or Private Pay. Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Family Issues, and the unknown sometimes control our lives. Whether it is you or your teenaged loved one; remember, It's okay to not be okay. Speak to a professional. In working together, we can promote growth by understanding the obstacles that you face and develop solutions that ought to bring you a newfound peace! Are you ready to explore the possibility of change in your life? It takes courage to ask for help, and it seems that you have begun that journey.
(504) 499-5830 View (504) 499-5830
Photo of Andrea Wright, LCSW, BACS, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Andrea Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BACS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Chalmette, LA 70043
Reaching out for help can be an intimidating process, but therapy doesn't have to be scary. I work with individuals and families to help them identify the things that are going well in their lives and the things that they want to change. We collaborate together to make those changes a reality. I am here to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you.
Reaching out for help can be an intimidating process, but therapy doesn't have to be scary. I work with individuals and families to help them identify the things that are going well in their lives and the things that they want to change. We collaborate together to make those changes a reality. I am here to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you.
(504) 608-4044 View (504) 608-4044
Photo of Adam Rivas, LPC-S, MHS, Licensed Professional Counselor
Adam Rivas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, MHS
Verified Verified
Chalmette, LA 70043  (Online Only)
Starting to look for help is difficult; I hope I can assist you in reaching your wellness goals. Counseling is a team effort between client and therapist. Together, we can address a wide range of topics and issues to ultimately achieve a better quality of life for you. I am trained in many types of evidence based therapies, and will utilize a multi- modal approach that will suit you, to get you to where you want to be.
Starting to look for help is difficult; I hope I can assist you in reaching your wellness goals. Counseling is a team effort between client and therapist. Together, we can address a wide range of topics and issues to ultimately achieve a better quality of life for you. I am trained in many types of evidence based therapies, and will utilize a multi- modal approach that will suit you, to get you to where you want to be.
(504) 434-7655 View (504) 434-7655
Photo of Stacey Duarte, M, Ed, LPC-S, Licensed Professional Counselor
Stacey Duarte
Licensed Professional Counselor, M, Ed, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chalmette, LA 70043
Not accepting new clients
If you're looking to develop positive change, manage a mental health disorder, or talk about what's bothering you, I'm here to help you with that process. Making the decision to begin therapy is difficult. The concern/feeling you're having right now is important to address and probably won't be gone in the morning. I try to create a comfortable, calm, judgement-free environment to discuss anything ranging from life changes, addiction, depression, divorce, death/grief, etc. Therapy sessions are tailored to each client since we're all different. I enjoying working with individuals, couples, & families.
If you're looking to develop positive change, manage a mental health disorder, or talk about what's bothering you, I'm here to help you with that process. Making the decision to begin therapy is difficult. The concern/feeling you're having right now is important to address and probably won't be gone in the morning. I try to create a comfortable, calm, judgement-free environment to discuss anything ranging from life changes, addiction, depression, divorce, death/grief, etc. Therapy sessions are tailored to each client since we're all different. I enjoying working with individuals, couples, & families.
(504) 315-1037 View (504) 315-1037
Photo of Keva Carr, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Keva Carr
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chalmette, LA 70043
Embarking on the path of healing is a profound journey, and I am honored at the prospect of accompanying you and your child along this transformative route. My name is Keva and I am an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) my passion lies in working with children and adolescents aged 4-17 who have navigated through the challenges of trauma. I employ a variety of therapeutic modalities, to help children explore their emotions, understand body regulation, and discover healthier coping mechanisms. Every child is unique, and I find joy in incorporating creative approaches tailored to meet the individual needs of each client.
Embarking on the path of healing is a profound journey, and I am honored at the prospect of accompanying you and your child along this transformative route. My name is Keva and I am an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) my passion lies in working with children and adolescents aged 4-17 who have navigated through the challenges of trauma. I employ a variety of therapeutic modalities, to help children explore their emotions, understand body regulation, and discover healthier coping mechanisms. Every child is unique, and I find joy in incorporating creative approaches tailored to meet the individual needs of each client.
(504) 384-8749 View (504) 384-8749
Photo of Evan Groomer, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Evan Groomer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arabi, LA 70032
Hi there. I believe you deserve to live a life in which you feel like the protagonist of your own story; a life of autonomy, balance, and meaning. If it’s been a while since you’ve felt like this is possible, I hope that I can help. My area of focus is treating substance use and accompanying issues in adults. Regardless of the reasons you’ve sought counseling, however, my aim is to help you find your own sense of direction amongst the troubles of the world.
Hi there. I believe you deserve to live a life in which you feel like the protagonist of your own story; a life of autonomy, balance, and meaning. If it’s been a while since you’ve felt like this is possible, I hope that I can help. My area of focus is treating substance use and accompanying issues in adults. Regardless of the reasons you’ve sought counseling, however, my aim is to help you find your own sense of direction amongst the troubles of the world.
(504) 420-6179 View (504) 420-6179
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Number of Therapists in Saint Bernard Parish, LA

20+

Average cost per session

$100

Therapists in Saint Bernard Parish, LA who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
81% Depression
78% Coping Skills
70% Self Esteem
67% Relationship Issues
67% Grief
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
82% Aetna
76% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Saint Bernard Parish, LA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Saint Bernard 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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.