Therapists in Davison, MI

Charles Donald Richards
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Davison, MI 48423
I understand life can be messy and out of balance. I am here to help you chart your course. Whether you struggle with an addiction, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, or any other issue, you should know that there is hope for a better tomorrow. I would be honored to help you in your journey. As a professional counselor my goal is to help clients identify goals and potential solutions to problems which cause emotional turmoil; seek to improve communication and coping skills; strengthen self-esteem; and promote behavior change and optimal mental health. For more information check out my website: cdrtherapy.com
I understand life can be messy and out of balance. I am here to help you chart your course. Whether you struggle with an addiction, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, or any other issue, you should know that there is hope for a better tomorrow. I would be honored to help you in your journey. As a professional counselor my goal is to help clients identify goals and potential solutions to problems which cause emotional turmoil; seek to improve communication and coping skills; strengthen self-esteem; and promote behavior change and optimal mental health. For more information check out my website: cdrtherapy.com
(810) 634-9911 View (810) 634-9911
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Benjamin Salazar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LMSW
Verified
Davison, MI 48423  (Online Only)
I'm a fully licensed therapist with over 10 years of experience. I work with children, adolescents, and adults across a variety of domains. I have a passion and commitment to providing people with a positive, meaningful, and supportive space. I will help you safely and comfortably prioritize your own emotional well-being and mental health, pursue personal growth and increased self-knowledge, and navigate the complexities of relationships.
I'm a fully licensed therapist with over 10 years of experience. I work with children, adolescents, and adults across a variety of domains. I have a passion and commitment to providing people with a positive, meaningful, and supportive space. I will help you safely and comfortably prioritize your own emotional well-being and mental health, pursue personal growth and increased self-knowledge, and navigate the complexities of relationships.
(810) 819-3150 View (810) 819-3150
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Effort + Ease Integrative Mental Health LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Davison, MI 48423  (Online Only)
At different times in life, we can become overwhelmed, and feel as if we have lost our center of gravity. Times when our old ways of coping + getting through the day, just aren't cutting it. Whether it is a sudden change disrupting your well-being or a long-suffered pain weighing you down, it is possible to heal. It is possible to feel differently than you do now. Often we are plagued by self-doubt + self-criticism and assume this is "just how I am." That assumption halts our healing. You can learn new skills. You can learn to think, feel, and behave differently. You can heal, grow, and have a different experience of life.
At different times in life, we can become overwhelmed, and feel as if we have lost our center of gravity. Times when our old ways of coping + getting through the day, just aren't cutting it. Whether it is a sudden change disrupting your well-being or a long-suffered pain weighing you down, it is possible to heal. It is possible to feel differently than you do now. Often we are plagued by self-doubt + self-criticism and assume this is "just how I am." That assumption halts our healing. You can learn new skills. You can learn to think, feel, and behave differently. You can heal, grow, and have a different experience of life.
(810) 255-5112 View (810) 255-5112
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Brianna Dixon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, PLLC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Davison, MI 48423  (Online Only)
No matter what you are going through, where you’ve been, or what you’ve done, you deserve support. You deserve happiness. You deserve respect. My goal is to create a safe space for you, to hear you and help you. Reaching out for help can be scary. Change can be hard work. But I am here to partner with you through the process every step of the way.
No matter what you are going through, where you’ve been, or what you’ve done, you deserve support. You deserve happiness. You deserve respect. My goal is to create a safe space for you, to hear you and help you. Reaching out for help can be scary. Change can be hard work. But I am here to partner with you through the process every step of the way.
(517) 594-4170 View (517) 594-4170
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Aquila Counseling Center, PLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Davison, MI 48423
Are you tired of avoiding things, worrying constantly, and find that you are not enjoying your life as you once may have? I can help you to refocus on the here-and-now to reduce anxiety and depression. Change can be difficult and scary. I strive to create an environment that is safe and non-judgmental. I don’t believe that anyone wants to be in counseling forever. I will help give you or your child the necessary tools and coping skills to work through the things that are creating conflicts.
Are you tired of avoiding things, worrying constantly, and find that you are not enjoying your life as you once may have? I can help you to refocus on the here-and-now to reduce anxiety and depression. Change can be difficult and scary. I strive to create an environment that is safe and non-judgmental. I don’t believe that anyone wants to be in counseling forever. I will help give you or your child the necessary tools and coping skills to work through the things that are creating conflicts.
(810) 652-5108 View (810) 652-5108
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Mary Ellen Villareal
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Davison, MI 48423
Are you feeling overwhelmed or out of control? Does your life feel out of balance? Maybe you don't like the way you feel about yourself and negativity weighs you down. Perhaps relationships with others are difficult and it’s hard to tell people no, even when you want to. Do simple things feel unmanageable right now? Sleep might be difficult – is it hard to fall or stay asleep? Perhaps you have nightmares or feel like your brain can't shut down. You keep trying to push it aside, but it’s getting harder and harder to pretend everything is okay. When we struggle, it can feel lonely and isolating. You don't have to feel so alone.
Are you feeling overwhelmed or out of control? Does your life feel out of balance? Maybe you don't like the way you feel about yourself and negativity weighs you down. Perhaps relationships with others are difficult and it’s hard to tell people no, even when you want to. Do simple things feel unmanageable right now? Sleep might be difficult – is it hard to fall or stay asleep? Perhaps you have nightmares or feel like your brain can't shut down. You keep trying to push it aside, but it’s getting harder and harder to pretend everything is okay. When we struggle, it can feel lonely and isolating. You don't have to feel so alone.
(810) 407-9086 View (810) 407-9086
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Moments In Mindfulness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Davison, MI 48423
As we move through life, challenges can either keep us stuck or propel us into new ideas, perceptions, and growth. Counseling and life coaching can help navigate those challenges with a positive, healthy mind set. The healthier our mind set, the healthier our relationships will be with our self and others. Depression, anxiety, trauma, can hold us hostage from living our best life. Eclectic therapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and others can help bring awareness and change and lead you to a happier, more fulfilling life.
As we move through life, challenges can either keep us stuck or propel us into new ideas, perceptions, and growth. Counseling and life coaching can help navigate those challenges with a positive, healthy mind set. The healthier our mind set, the healthier our relationships will be with our self and others. Depression, anxiety, trauma, can hold us hostage from living our best life. Eclectic therapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and others can help bring awareness and change and lead you to a happier, more fulfilling life.
(810) 366-3454 View (810) 366-3454
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Phaedra Bartlett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Davison, MI 48423
My ideal client seeking help to address their mental and emotional well-being surrounding issues such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss. All of these can have a significant impact on life and prevent you from moving forward in a positive way. The guidance and support provided in therapy can help clients get unstuck and make positive changes.
My ideal client seeking help to address their mental and emotional well-being surrounding issues such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss. All of these can have a significant impact on life and prevent you from moving forward in a positive way. The guidance and support provided in therapy can help clients get unstuck and make positive changes.
(810) 425-1882 View (810) 425-1882
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Vicky Alvarez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, SSW, CCTP
Verified
Davison, MI 48423
Are you struggling with life challenges? Need help with managing stress, trauma, caregiver stress, parenting challenges, anxiety or depression? Do you need better coping skills? Regardless of what you struggle with, having a safe place to discuss challenges and a supportive person to help you navigate tough times can make all the difference. I have 26 years of experience working with clients of all ages. I have worked with the following: Stress, Trauma, Grief/Loss, Health Issues, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Self-esteem, Behavioral Challenges, ADHD and ODD and more. Together, we can develop a plan to help you reach your goals.
Are you struggling with life challenges? Need help with managing stress, trauma, caregiver stress, parenting challenges, anxiety or depression? Do you need better coping skills? Regardless of what you struggle with, having a safe place to discuss challenges and a supportive person to help you navigate tough times can make all the difference. I have 26 years of experience working with clients of all ages. I have worked with the following: Stress, Trauma, Grief/Loss, Health Issues, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Self-esteem, Behavioral Challenges, ADHD and ODD and more. Together, we can develop a plan to help you reach your goals.
(810) 505-5814 View (810) 505-5814
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Steven M Brooks
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MSLLP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Davison, MI 48423
I enjoy a good challenge. I enjoy working with several different type clients. Lately I have been working with gamblers and really enjoy the challenges they present. I have a long history of working with children and know a lot about ADHD. Additionally, I enjoy discussing how GOD can change us and How to be Free. If you want to discuss your concerns please contact me. I have developed a private office where I can do a sliding scale for people who want counseling but may be limited in resources.
I enjoy a good challenge. I enjoy working with several different type clients. Lately I have been working with gamblers and really enjoy the challenges they present. I have a long history of working with children and know a lot about ADHD. Additionally, I enjoy discussing how GOD can change us and How to be Free. If you want to discuss your concerns please contact me. I have developed a private office where I can do a sliding scale for people who want counseling but may be limited in resources.
(810) 991-4464 x810278 View (810) 991-4464 x810278
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Kimberly Donahue
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CADC-M
Verified
1 Endorsed
Davison, MI 48423  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
A job change. A new baby. A divorce. Depression and anxiety. Whether it's navigating life's transitions, or addressing a particular issue that has become a roadblock in your way, counseling can help you overcome the challenges, and get back on track. At Healing Path Counseling I help people on the journey to wholeness, peace and well-being. I approach therapy with an client-centered integrative mix of therapeutic techniques, with a special emphasis on Humanistic Therapy, Existential Therapy, Wellness Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Rational Motive Behavior Therapy. It all depends on what is best for you.
A job change. A new baby. A divorce. Depression and anxiety. Whether it's navigating life's transitions, or addressing a particular issue that has become a roadblock in your way, counseling can help you overcome the challenges, and get back on track. At Healing Path Counseling I help people on the journey to wholeness, peace and well-being. I approach therapy with an client-centered integrative mix of therapeutic techniques, with a special emphasis on Humanistic Therapy, Existential Therapy, Wellness Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Rational Motive Behavior Therapy. It all depends on what is best for you.
(248) 639-4477 View (248) 639-4477
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David Flowers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Davison, MI 48423  (Online Only)
Do you wish you and your partner were on the same page, more connected, and could talk about problems without the arguments growing hostile and volatile? Are you suffering physical/emotional issues due to the breakdown or loss of a relationship? Are you feeling betrayed and traumatized by your partner? Are you engaged and looking for effective premarital counseling to help you head off challenges later? Are you struggling to cope, and grieving, after a recent divorce, or some other major loss? Have you lost a grip on your faith after feeling left behind, hurt, or abused by your religious community?
Do you wish you and your partner were on the same page, more connected, and could talk about problems without the arguments growing hostile and volatile? Are you suffering physical/emotional issues due to the breakdown or loss of a relationship? Are you feeling betrayed and traumatized by your partner? Are you engaged and looking for effective premarital counseling to help you head off challenges later? Are you struggling to cope, and grieving, after a recent divorce, or some other major loss? Have you lost a grip on your faith after feeling left behind, hurt, or abused by your religious community?
(810) 893-5248 View (810) 893-5248
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Center for Emotional Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW , CCPT
Verified
Davison, MI 48423
Hi I'm Tara Pauley. I started Center for Emotional Wellness to provide comprehensive, compassionate therapeutic care to people of all ages dealing with a variety life struggles. At CFEW we believe that people do the best they can with what they have. Even the idea of starting therapy can be really scary so we strive to be a safe comfortable place for you to feel heard and to begin your journey towards a happier, more peaceful way of living. To find out more about our therapists or to schedule an appointment call 810-620-1518.
Hi I'm Tara Pauley. I started Center for Emotional Wellness to provide comprehensive, compassionate therapeutic care to people of all ages dealing with a variety life struggles. At CFEW we believe that people do the best they can with what they have. Even the idea of starting therapy can be really scary so we strive to be a safe comfortable place for you to feel heard and to begin your journey towards a happier, more peaceful way of living. To find out more about our therapists or to schedule an appointment call 810-620-1518.
(810) 202-9761 View (810) 202-9761
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Lynne Walsh
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Davison, MI 48423
Not accepting new clients
Are you unhappy in your own skin, in your life? Are you unhappy in your current situation, environment, relationship? Are you tired of the same old thing, of feeling like nothing changes no matter what you do and that you can’t seem to get to where you want to be in life? Are you stressed out, sad, angry, tired, lonely? Ever wonder who you are anymore or what it is that you even want? Ever wonder what it would be like to not exist? Ever wonder what it would be like to NOT feel this way? Let’s find out!
Are you unhappy in your own skin, in your life? Are you unhappy in your current situation, environment, relationship? Are you tired of the same old thing, of feeling like nothing changes no matter what you do and that you can’t seem to get to where you want to be in life? Are you stressed out, sad, angry, tired, lonely? Ever wonder who you are anymore or what it is that you even want? Ever wonder what it would be like to not exist? Ever wonder what it would be like to NOT feel this way? Let’s find out!
(810) 242-8987 View (810) 242-8987
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Kristin Dallaire
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified
Davison, MI 48423
From setting boundaries, to communicating feelings, to coping with difficult situations, everyone can benefit from a supportive and growth-centered environment. I aim to provide that safe space for all of my clients. I have extensive experience working with both children and adults, both individually and in family-centered treatment. I approach therapy in a collaborative way and focus on helping my clients understand themselves, their experiences, and their goals. I want to meet you where you are at and help empower you to grow where you want to grow.
From setting boundaries, to communicating feelings, to coping with difficult situations, everyone can benefit from a supportive and growth-centered environment. I aim to provide that safe space for all of my clients. I have extensive experience working with both children and adults, both individually and in family-centered treatment. I approach therapy in a collaborative way and focus on helping my clients understand themselves, their experiences, and their goals. I want to meet you where you are at and help empower you to grow where you want to grow.
(616) 344-4457 View (616) 344-4457
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Changing Minds Mental Health Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Davison, MI 48423  (Online Only)
"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts." Marcus Aurelius. I believe happiness is a choice, with that said, what is standing in the way of your happiness? Would it be relationship problems? Past trauma? Forgiveness? Finances? Stress from children? There could be endless reasons why happiness appears to be an unattainable goal or just an illusion. Let me help you work through what is preventing you from happiness, and begin experiencing a new way of life, a new you.
"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts." Marcus Aurelius. I believe happiness is a choice, with that said, what is standing in the way of your happiness? Would it be relationship problems? Past trauma? Forgiveness? Finances? Stress from children? There could be endless reasons why happiness appears to be an unattainable goal or just an illusion. Let me help you work through what is preventing you from happiness, and begin experiencing a new way of life, a new you.
(810) 267-2624 View (810) 267-2624
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Alicia Hensley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Davison, MI 48423  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Alicia Hensley and I have 17 years of experience working with individuals and families as a Licensed Social Worker. I have extensive experience working with grief/loss, caregiver support/education, loss of independence, aging concerns, infertility, anxiety, and more. With a Masters in Social Work from Michigan State University I am well qualified to help you on your therapy journey to reach your goals. I utilize a variety of practices in our sessions that are individualized to meet your needs.
Welcome! My name is Alicia Hensley and I have 17 years of experience working with individuals and families as a Licensed Social Worker. I have extensive experience working with grief/loss, caregiver support/education, loss of independence, aging concerns, infertility, anxiety, and more. With a Masters in Social Work from Michigan State University I am well qualified to help you on your therapy journey to reach your goals. I utilize a variety of practices in our sessions that are individualized to meet your needs.
(810) 442-8093 View (810) 442-8093
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Cathy Crittenden
Marriage & Family Therapist, LLMFT
Verified
Davison, MI 48423
Understanding that we do not live in a bubble and that many things can affect our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors is the basis of how I approach therapy. Instead of focusing on the problem, my focus in therapy is on the strengths of a family, couple, or individual, which can lead to a solution-focused collaboration between the therapist and client(s). As a therapist, it is my responsibility to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for my clients to begin the process of change that will eventually lead them to more complete, happier lives.
Understanding that we do not live in a bubble and that many things can affect our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors is the basis of how I approach therapy. Instead of focusing on the problem, my focus in therapy is on the strengths of a family, couple, or individual, which can lead to a solution-focused collaboration between the therapist and client(s). As a therapist, it is my responsibility to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for my clients to begin the process of change that will eventually lead them to more complete, happier lives.
(810) 255-4990 View (810) 255-4990
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Chelsey Edwards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CST
Verified
2 Endorsed
Davison, MI 48423
**Best reached by email**It has been some time now that things have not been feeling "right." Your relationship is not as fulfilling as you want it to be. Things feel off or disconnected. Maybe someone you love has died and it still hurts everyday just as it did the day you lost them. Maybe you have been holding onto something tragic; something you have never told anyone. Sometimes we are not really sure what it is that is troubling us, but we know we cannot keep living life feeling the way we do. We just want to feel better. We want to feel like our old selves again.
**Best reached by email**It has been some time now that things have not been feeling "right." Your relationship is not as fulfilling as you want it to be. Things feel off or disconnected. Maybe someone you love has died and it still hurts everyday just as it did the day you lost them. Maybe you have been holding onto something tragic; something you have never told anyone. Sometimes we are not really sure what it is that is troubling us, but we know we cannot keep living life feeling the way we do. We just want to feel better. We want to feel like our old selves again.
(810) 202-0929 View (810) 202-0929
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Yvonne Makidon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD
Verified
Davison, MI 48423
Certified Sex Therapist, Trauma Therapist & Life Coach. For over 18 years I have helped individuals and couples recover from the traumas of sexual, physical, verbal & emotional abuse & neglect. These early traumas manifest in somatic disorders (illness/pain), relationship issues, professional issues, & the inability to live in peace & harmony. Other manifestations may include poor body image, self-hatred & low self-esteem. Some of the modalities I utilize: Brainspotting (BSP), Internal Family Systems (IFS), PACT & Family Systems.
Certified Sex Therapist, Trauma Therapist & Life Coach. For over 18 years I have helped individuals and couples recover from the traumas of sexual, physical, verbal & emotional abuse & neglect. These early traumas manifest in somatic disorders (illness/pain), relationship issues, professional issues, & the inability to live in peace & harmony. Other manifestations may include poor body image, self-hatred & low self-esteem. Some of the modalities I utilize: Brainspotting (BSP), Internal Family Systems (IFS), PACT & Family Systems.
(810) 659-7242 View (810) 659-7242

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Davison, MI

40+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Davison, MI who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
93% Depression
85% Coping Skills
83% Relationship Issues
83% Trauma and PTSD
78% Grief
78% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
84% Blue Care Network
68% Aetna

How Therapists in Davison, MI see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
12% Male
5% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Davison?

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.