Therapists in Saint Tammany Parish, LA

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Photo of Monica L Cruz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Saint Tammany Parish, LA
Monica L Cruz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, -BACS
Verified Verified
Covington, LA 70433  (Online Only)
I understand that asking for help can be scary and difficult for any person. Putting your trust in others can be unnerving. We would like to be a calming force in the storm for you. I believe in meeting our clients where they are, physically and emotionally. It is my personal belief that no individual, couple, or family are the same, so I'm able to completely individualize your care. After your consultation, we will complete an individualized plan with your therapist of best fit to you. I have 12 years of experience helping clients meet their goals for an improved overall well-being.
I understand that asking for help can be scary and difficult for any person. Putting your trust in others can be unnerving. We would like to be a calming force in the storm for you. I believe in meeting our clients where they are, physically and emotionally. It is my personal belief that no individual, couple, or family are the same, so I'm able to completely individualize your care. After your consultation, we will complete an individualized plan with your therapist of best fit to you. I have 12 years of experience helping clients meet their goals for an improved overall well-being.
(985) 202-7617 View (985) 202-7617
Photo of Michael H Gootee, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Tammany Parish, LA
Michael H Gootee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Covington, LA 70435  (Online Only)
In the counseling relationship I provide an opportunity where difficulties in one’s personal life and relationships can be explored in an environment of acceptance, care and trust. It is the goal of the counseling relationship that you will grow in awareness of yourself and your relationships and that this growth will provide you with an opportunity to make new choices and implement them in your life. I have over 30 years experience as a therapist working with individuals, couples and families.
In the counseling relationship I provide an opportunity where difficulties in one’s personal life and relationships can be explored in an environment of acceptance, care and trust. It is the goal of the counseling relationship that you will grow in awareness of yourself and your relationships and that this growth will provide you with an opportunity to make new choices and implement them in your life. I have over 30 years experience as a therapist working with individuals, couples and families.
(504) 475-2287 View (504) 475-2287
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Luis W Socarras
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAMFC, LPC
Verified Verified
Mandeville, LA 70471
I help clients get unstuck, overcome challenges, navigate difficult life transitions, achieve victory over addictive behaviors, and eliminate beliefs that distort their identity. You can gain control over emotional reactions. You can experience freedom from trauma responses. You can improve your relationships. You can learn to implement strategies and achieve goals. I became a counselor because of the freedom I received, and I want to help you experience the same freedom. This can be real for you, and I'd love to show you how you can get unstuck without more exhaustion or toxic wishful thinking. You can do this, and I can help you.
I help clients get unstuck, overcome challenges, navigate difficult life transitions, achieve victory over addictive behaviors, and eliminate beliefs that distort their identity. You can gain control over emotional reactions. You can experience freedom from trauma responses. You can improve your relationships. You can learn to implement strategies and achieve goals. I became a counselor because of the freedom I received, and I want to help you experience the same freedom. This can be real for you, and I'd love to show you how you can get unstuck without more exhaustion or toxic wishful thinking. You can do this, and I can help you.
(504) 732-9233 View (504) 732-9233
Photo of Maria R. Hebrock, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Tammany Parish, LA
Maria R. Hebrock
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mandeville, LA 70448
Do you find yourself feeling stuck, torn, or falling into old habits? Would you like a place to consult/ explore feedback on setting & navigating boundaries? Have you suffered from grief, loss, trauma? Does your family, partnership, or marriage need a safe space to explore healing & developing more effective communication patterns? Is your child/ teen having a hard time expressing what they need? Are you or a family member struggling with use, addiction, &/or diagnosis management? Do you or a loved one feel anxious/ depressed? Have you been affected by sleep-related issues, identity exploration, career, divorce, or life transitions?
Do you find yourself feeling stuck, torn, or falling into old habits? Would you like a place to consult/ explore feedback on setting & navigating boundaries? Have you suffered from grief, loss, trauma? Does your family, partnership, or marriage need a safe space to explore healing & developing more effective communication patterns? Is your child/ teen having a hard time expressing what they need? Are you or a family member struggling with use, addiction, &/or diagnosis management? Do you or a loved one feel anxious/ depressed? Have you been affected by sleep-related issues, identity exploration, career, divorce, or life transitions?
(985) 466-9742 View (985) 466-9742
Photo of Ciara Weary, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Tammany Parish, LA
Ciara Weary
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, PLMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Covington, LA 70433
I want to welcome you to an important step in the healing & growth journey for you and/or your family. I know it can be difficult asking for help, but it is also the best gift you can give yourself! I want to partner with you in changing the direction of your life by identifying the cycles & patterns that keep you or your family stuck. I want to partner with you to unlearn maladaptive patterns/behaviors & relearn ways that help you thrive. It is a true honor to be considered for the opportunity to be a part of your healing journey, while offering a judgment free space & tools to help you and/or your family HEAL, GROW, and GLOW!
I want to welcome you to an important step in the healing & growth journey for you and/or your family. I know it can be difficult asking for help, but it is also the best gift you can give yourself! I want to partner with you in changing the direction of your life by identifying the cycles & patterns that keep you or your family stuck. I want to partner with you to unlearn maladaptive patterns/behaviors & relearn ways that help you thrive. It is a true honor to be considered for the opportunity to be a part of your healing journey, while offering a judgment free space & tools to help you and/or your family HEAL, GROW, and GLOW!
(985) 243-1539 View (985) 243-1539
Photo of Celia Franks, Pre-Licensed Professional in Saint Tammany Parish, LA
Celia Franks
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Slidell, LA 70461
Are you battling depression or anxiety? Have you found yourself struggling to deal with grief and loss? Is facing the challenges of life, relationships, or difficult circumstances weighing you down? You do not have to face these things alone.
Are you battling depression or anxiety? Have you found yourself struggling to deal with grief and loss? Is facing the challenges of life, relationships, or difficult circumstances weighing you down? You do not have to face these things alone.
(985) 332-4159 View (985) 332-4159
Photo of Maria Klette-Ketchum, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Saint Tammany Parish, LA
Maria Klette-Ketchum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, BCD, SAP, MAC
Verified Verified
Mandeville, LA 70471
Is your life upside down or simply unsatisfactory? Are you having relationship problems? Or maybe you need to get a handle on your excessive substance abuse or drinking? While you can often feel better after a good talk with a family member or friend, for moderate or severe emotional distress, relief tends to be temporary. Talking with a trained therapist can help alleviate emotional distress much more efficiently and effectively. Having had over forty years of experience I am able to listen and interact in a way that helps you quickly get to the root of your emotional distress and concerns.
Is your life upside down or simply unsatisfactory? Are you having relationship problems? Or maybe you need to get a handle on your excessive substance abuse or drinking? While you can often feel better after a good talk with a family member or friend, for moderate or severe emotional distress, relief tends to be temporary. Talking with a trained therapist can help alleviate emotional distress much more efficiently and effectively. Having had over forty years of experience I am able to listen and interact in a way that helps you quickly get to the root of your emotional distress and concerns.
(985) 624-2266 View (985) 624-2266
Photo of Jennifer C Day, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Tammany Parish, LA
Jennifer C Day
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Covington, LA 70433
Imagine waking up every morning without a care in the world! That would be great! The pursuit of happiness is what everyone desires. My goal for you is to take the first step and allow me to assist and guide you in resolving issues that interfere with your happiness. Whether you are adjusting to being a new mom, obesity or weight loss, recovering from illness, loss of a spouse or trying to find yourself again. Teens that are struggling with their identity, ADHD, or simply unsure of their direction. I can guide you to achieving that balance in your life. It is all about inner happiness and being happy with yourself.
Imagine waking up every morning without a care in the world! That would be great! The pursuit of happiness is what everyone desires. My goal for you is to take the first step and allow me to assist and guide you in resolving issues that interfere with your happiness. Whether you are adjusting to being a new mom, obesity or weight loss, recovering from illness, loss of a spouse or trying to find yourself again. Teens that are struggling with their identity, ADHD, or simply unsure of their direction. I can guide you to achieving that balance in your life. It is all about inner happiness and being happy with yourself.
(225) 314-8740 View (225) 314-8740
Photo of Lauren Brignac, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Tammany Parish, LA
Lauren Brignac
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Mandeville, LA 70448
Greetings! My name is Lauren Brignac and I have 21 years of experience working as a counselor with people of all ages, children to adults. I specialize in working with individuals who are struggling with grief, trauma, anxiety, and depression. Together, we will work to identify the root causes of your challenges, develop coping strategies, and cultivate resilience so that you can thrive. Whether you are simply looking to improve your overall mental health or searching for support during a difficult life transition, I am here to help.
Greetings! My name is Lauren Brignac and I have 21 years of experience working as a counselor with people of all ages, children to adults. I specialize in working with individuals who are struggling with grief, trauma, anxiety, and depression. Together, we will work to identify the root causes of your challenges, develop coping strategies, and cultivate resilience so that you can thrive. Whether you are simply looking to improve your overall mental health or searching for support during a difficult life transition, I am here to help.
(985) 276-0915 View (985) 276-0915
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Dr. Mary Speed
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mandeville, LA 70448
I offer short-term, solution-focused therapy. My clients are successful people whom I respect and admire. Like in other areas of their lives when an issue occurs, they want answers and a course of action. Providing for others, they have often put aside their own needs. Their work and personal relationships are intertwined. Talking about how to move forward can be a timeout when one can determine the next steps. Hearing yourself talk aloud about what has been on your mind and heart may give clarity in differentiating between want and need. I encourage clients to gift themselves with time aside.
I offer short-term, solution-focused therapy. My clients are successful people whom I respect and admire. Like in other areas of their lives when an issue occurs, they want answers and a course of action. Providing for others, they have often put aside their own needs. Their work and personal relationships are intertwined. Talking about how to move forward can be a timeout when one can determine the next steps. Hearing yourself talk aloud about what has been on your mind and heart may give clarity in differentiating between want and need. I encourage clients to gift themselves with time aside.
(985) 240-4164 View (985) 240-4164
Photo of Julie G Kringas, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Tammany Parish, LA
Julie G Kringas
Licensed Professional Counselor, BA, BS, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Mandeville, LA 70471
If you struggle with anxiety or trauma, your life can seem unmanageable. With help, you can learn to quiet your negative thoughts, overcome your painful emotions, and begin to feel happiness and peace again. With help, step by step, you can learn to fully accept yourself and move towards healthy self acceptance and healthy ways of relating to others.
If you struggle with anxiety or trauma, your life can seem unmanageable. With help, you can learn to quiet your negative thoughts, overcome your painful emotions, and begin to feel happiness and peace again. With help, step by step, you can learn to fully accept yourself and move towards healthy self acceptance and healthy ways of relating to others.
(504) 513-5494 View (504) 513-5494
Photo of Marli Doll Freas, Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Tammany Parish, LA
Marli Doll Freas
Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, PLPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Covington, LA 70433
Waitlist for new clients
It is hard to be human. Sometimes, it can feel like everyone else is floating through life unscathed, and you are all alone. I am here to walk with you on your journey to healing. Through evidence-based and trauma-informed modalities, I will accompany you toward loving your authentic self. You were created to flourish, not be stuck in your pain, wondering how to hide in a sea of false perfection. I consider it an honor to help clients embrace their stories and see their inherent goodness and dignity.
It is hard to be human. Sometimes, it can feel like everyone else is floating through life unscathed, and you are all alone. I am here to walk with you on your journey to healing. Through evidence-based and trauma-informed modalities, I will accompany you toward loving your authentic self. You were created to flourish, not be stuck in your pain, wondering how to hide in a sea of false perfection. I consider it an honor to help clients embrace their stories and see their inherent goodness and dignity.
(985) 332-3161 View (985) 332-3161
Photo of Suzanne M Kelley, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Tammany Parish, LA
Suzanne M Kelley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Covington, LA 70433
I work with a wide variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, family therapy, couples and life issues, just to name a few. The populations I work with are pre-teens, teens, young adults, adults, and couples. My techniques vary based on the needs of the client, ultimately I want to make the client feel comfortable with the therapy process.
I work with a wide variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, family therapy, couples and life issues, just to name a few. The populations I work with are pre-teens, teens, young adults, adults, and couples. My techniques vary based on the needs of the client, ultimately I want to make the client feel comfortable with the therapy process.
(985) 222-2964 View (985) 222-2964
Photo of Aspen Hardges, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Saint Tammany Parish, LA
Aspen Hardges
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Slidell, LA 70458
Not accepting new clients
No matter how hard you try, family, teachers or friends don’t understand. The things you use to enjoy, are no longer enjoyable. Maybe, you are in a room full of people; however, you feel alone. You have attempted to break the cycle of defeat, but your personal goals seem unreachable. The nagging, unstoppable thoughts of “not being good enough” or constant worry about “what if” hinders you from moving forward. Despite your feelings of despair, you continue to help others; however, you neglect to take care of yourself.
No matter how hard you try, family, teachers or friends don’t understand. The things you use to enjoy, are no longer enjoyable. Maybe, you are in a room full of people; however, you feel alone. You have attempted to break the cycle of defeat, but your personal goals seem unreachable. The nagging, unstoppable thoughts of “not being good enough” or constant worry about “what if” hinders you from moving forward. Despite your feelings of despair, you continue to help others; however, you neglect to take care of yourself.
(985) 214-2641 View (985) 214-2641
Photo of Ellen Michel, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Tammany Parish, LA
Ellen Michel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAMFC, LPC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Covington, LA 70433
Waitlist for new clients
We were not created to navigate life's challenges on our own. Often times we need others in these periods in our lives. It is my honor to walk with people during these difficult periods of life and help guide them towards healing. As the counselor for Shield of Hope Counseling, I aim to see restoration for people in their relationships with God, themselves, and others.
We were not created to navigate life's challenges on our own. Often times we need others in these periods in our lives. It is my honor to walk with people during these difficult periods of life and help guide them towards healing. As the counselor for Shield of Hope Counseling, I aim to see restoration for people in their relationships with God, themselves, and others.
(504) 226-6605 View (504) 226-6605
Photo of Jennifer Andreas, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Tammany Parish, LA
Jennifer Andreas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Covington, LA 70433
Navigating the various ebbs and flow of life can often leave us feeling like we are treading water to stay afloat. When we do not possess the tools or skills to adequately manage those feelings or life events negatively impacting us, it can often leave us feeling like we are drowning. Therapy provides you with the opportunity to equip yourself with those life saving tools and skills to effectively navigate and manage any obstacle or barrier you may experience, in a way that is personalized and tailored to meet your individual needs.
Navigating the various ebbs and flow of life can often leave us feeling like we are treading water to stay afloat. When we do not possess the tools or skills to adequately manage those feelings or life events negatively impacting us, it can often leave us feeling like we are drowning. Therapy provides you with the opportunity to equip yourself with those life saving tools and skills to effectively navigate and manage any obstacle or barrier you may experience, in a way that is personalized and tailored to meet your individual needs.
(985) 509-9248 View (985) 509-9248
Photo of Nyla H. Gutekunst, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Tammany Parish, LA
Nyla H. Gutekunst
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCPT
Verified Verified
Covington, LA 70433
Some issues in life become struggles that seem to overwhelm us. Day to day activities and responsibilities become so much harder and tiring. But there is hope! I work with people who are struggling with many different types of issues including: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Abuse, Grief, Relationship issues, Adjustment issues, Co-dependency, Parenting, and Marriage. Talking through the struggles helps to bring clarity on how to resolve the struggles. As a Christian counselor, I believe that you are loved and valued by God and that there are healthy solutions.
Some issues in life become struggles that seem to overwhelm us. Day to day activities and responsibilities become so much harder and tiring. But there is hope! I work with people who are struggling with many different types of issues including: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Abuse, Grief, Relationship issues, Adjustment issues, Co-dependency, Parenting, and Marriage. Talking through the struggles helps to bring clarity on how to resolve the struggles. As a Christian counselor, I believe that you are loved and valued by God and that there are healthy solutions.
(985) 236-0647 View (985) 236-0647
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Gretchen Petrie Graff - Wells Of Life Counseling Llc
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Pearl River, LA 70452  (Online Only)
At Wells Of Life Counseling, LLC we offer online Christian Counseling, or as we like to call it, trauma informed soul care, to both Louisiana and Mississippi residents. I believe God has called me to help assist and equip the saints in the darkest seasons of life. I have experience in working with adults, and couples covering a range of issues, including but not limited to; trauma, marriage counseling, faith based issues, singleness, post recovery of addiction and more. Often my clients leave feeling hopeful, empowered and confident they are on the right track.
At Wells Of Life Counseling, LLC we offer online Christian Counseling, or as we like to call it, trauma informed soul care, to both Louisiana and Mississippi residents. I believe God has called me to help assist and equip the saints in the darkest seasons of life. I have experience in working with adults, and couples covering a range of issues, including but not limited to; trauma, marriage counseling, faith based issues, singleness, post recovery of addiction and more. Often my clients leave feeling hopeful, empowered and confident they are on the right track.
(985) 244-3809 View (985) 244-3809
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A&P Counseling and Consulting, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Slidell, LA 70460  (Online Only)
Are you a resident of Louisiana or Florida, seeking a compassionate guide to navigate the complexities of your mind and emotions? Look no further. I am Semonné A. Pierre, a dedicated Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Board Approved Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) with several years of experience helping individuals and couples find clarity, resilience, and joy amidst life's challenges. Welcome to a journey of self-discovery and well-being!
Are you a resident of Louisiana or Florida, seeking a compassionate guide to navigate the complexities of your mind and emotions? Look no further. I am Semonné A. Pierre, a dedicated Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Board Approved Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) with several years of experience helping individuals and couples find clarity, resilience, and joy amidst life's challenges. Welcome to a journey of self-discovery and well-being!
(985) 202-9811 View (985) 202-9811
Photo of Nathan Jamison, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Saint Tammany Parish, LA
Nathan Jamison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mandeville, LA 70448
Nathan has been providing mental health services since 2015. He provides positive mentorship to adolescent and teenaged clients by helping them with their behaviors and emotions and by teaching them the skills necessary for success into adulthood. He provides his adult clients with support in overcoming life's challenges, guidance through relationship difficulties, and with developing a better sense of personal well being. When working with families he uses a collaborative problem solving and educational approach to strengthen the entire family dynamic.
Nathan has been providing mental health services since 2015. He provides positive mentorship to adolescent and teenaged clients by helping them with their behaviors and emotions and by teaching them the skills necessary for success into adulthood. He provides his adult clients with support in overcoming life's challenges, guidance through relationship difficulties, and with developing a better sense of personal well being. When working with families he uses a collaborative problem solving and educational approach to strengthen the entire family dynamic.
(985) 202-5918 View (985) 202-5918

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Number of Therapists in Saint Tammany Parish, LA

200+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Saint Tammany Parish, LA who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
72% Grief
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% BlueCross and BlueShield
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Aetna

How Therapists in Saint Tammany Parish, LA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Saint Tammany 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.