Therapists in Detroit, MI

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Photo of Erika Fox, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Detroit, MI
Erika Fox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48201
Not accepting new clients
I believe my role as a therapist is to build a safe and nonjudgmental partnership to support you in connecting with your own inner wisdom and capacity for growth, healing, and transformation. I combine your expertise in your own life with my training and experience to support you as a whole person (mind, body, spirit) in the context of your intersecting identities, experiences, and environment. Curiosity and compassion are core to my work. I specialize in working with adults impacted by complex trauma, chronic stress, and/or childhood emotional neglect. I also support people who feel 'stuck,' anxious, or emotionally overwhelmed.
I believe my role as a therapist is to build a safe and nonjudgmental partnership to support you in connecting with your own inner wisdom and capacity for growth, healing, and transformation. I combine your expertise in your own life with my training and experience to support you as a whole person (mind, body, spirit) in the context of your intersecting identities, experiences, and environment. Curiosity and compassion are core to my work. I specialize in working with adults impacted by complex trauma, chronic stress, and/or childhood emotional neglect. I also support people who feel 'stuck,' anxious, or emotionally overwhelmed.
(313) 462-2663 View (313) 462-2663
Photo of Susan E. Bolton, Limited Licensed Psychologist in Detroit, MI
Susan E. Bolton
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MS, MA, TLLP
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48226
Life can be unpredictable and overwhelming at times for all of us. My goal is to help support you through these moments. Therapy can seem scary but by providing a trusting, validating, safe and collaborative relationship, I can help support you through these challenges. Everyone comes with their own unique story and my approach is very client centered to find the best approach for you. Together, we can work to stop negative cycles and manage those challenges!
Life can be unpredictable and overwhelming at times for all of us. My goal is to help support you through these moments. Therapy can seem scary but by providing a trusting, validating, safe and collaborative relationship, I can help support you through these challenges. Everyone comes with their own unique story and my approach is very client centered to find the best approach for you. Together, we can work to stop negative cycles and manage those challenges!
(313) 634-0975 View (313) 634-0975
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Ashley Gilliard
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48221  (Online Only)
Life can be an overwhelming experience and navigating mental health can be difficult. But I am here to navigate through these experiences with you. I am a licensed masters level psychologist. My desire is to enhance the mental health and emotional well- being of my clients, by providing everyone with appropriate person-centered and individualized therapy. I believe rapport is the driving force in developing healthy therapeutic relationship. I offer a safe, welcoming, nonjudgmental environment where everyone feels safe. I use evidence-based practices to support you through a person centered and strength based counseling.
Life can be an overwhelming experience and navigating mental health can be difficult. But I am here to navigate through these experiences with you. I am a licensed masters level psychologist. My desire is to enhance the mental health and emotional well- being of my clients, by providing everyone with appropriate person-centered and individualized therapy. I believe rapport is the driving force in developing healthy therapeutic relationship. I offer a safe, welcoming, nonjudgmental environment where everyone feels safe. I use evidence-based practices to support you through a person centered and strength based counseling.
(517) 995-8470 View (517) 995-8470
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Tamara Lynn Halliburton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48223  (Online Only)
Everyone deserves support, especially during challenging times. Many of us are dealing with concerns including anxiety, depression, and low self-worth. Life can be overwhelming and isolating, but I'm here to provide guidance and create a safe space for healing. With a passion for helping others and experience across diverse groups, my goal is to guide individuals towards wholeness. No matter the obstacles or emotions, everyone deserves compassionate support and practical strategies for personal growth. Let's embark on a transformative journey to rediscover your inner strength and thrive.
Everyone deserves support, especially during challenging times. Many of us are dealing with concerns including anxiety, depression, and low self-worth. Life can be overwhelming and isolating, but I'm here to provide guidance and create a safe space for healing. With a passion for helping others and experience across diverse groups, my goal is to guide individuals towards wholeness. No matter the obstacles or emotions, everyone deserves compassionate support and practical strategies for personal growth. Let's embark on a transformative journey to rediscover your inner strength and thrive.
(313) 464-0658 View (313) 464-0658
Photo of Ana Cristina Uribe, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Detroit, MI
Ana Cristina Uribe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Not Verified Not Verified
Detroit, MI 48226  (Online Only)
Se Habla Español. Are you experiencing the stress with every day life? Are you feeling overwhelmed and like you just can't do everything you need to do? Having gone through both of those experiences, I know what it's like to feel like the world is caving in. Sometimes it's difficult to think clearly when our plate is not just full, but overly full and ready to overflow. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and through our work together,
Se Habla Español. Are you experiencing the stress with every day life? Are you feeling overwhelmed and like you just can't do everything you need to do? Having gone through both of those experiences, I know what it's like to feel like the world is caving in. Sometimes it's difficult to think clearly when our plate is not just full, but overly full and ready to overflow. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and through our work together,
(248) 206-3045 View (248) 206-3045
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Royalty Behavioral and Counseling Services LLC
Counselor, MA , LLPC, MEd
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48239  (Online Only)
I had the opportunity to encounter many individuals from all walks of life with many issues that seemingly disturbed their “PEACE”. Those encounters encouraged my counseling journey. My belief is that every individual should live a life of “PEACE”. I believe that “PEACE” is accomplished by combating issues that have disturbed one’s emotional, financial, physical, and spiritual health. My ultimate goal is to assist clients in exploring and processing their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, to improve their quality of life engulfed in “PEACE”.
I had the opportunity to encounter many individuals from all walks of life with many issues that seemingly disturbed their “PEACE”. Those encounters encouraged my counseling journey. My belief is that every individual should live a life of “PEACE”. I believe that “PEACE” is accomplished by combating issues that have disturbed one’s emotional, financial, physical, and spiritual health. My ultimate goal is to assist clients in exploring and processing their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, to improve their quality of life engulfed in “PEACE”.
(248) 775-7941 View (248) 775-7941
Photo of Sha'miya Williams, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Detroit, MI
Sha'miya Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48216  (Online Only)
Throughout my career I have had the pleasure of working amongst a variety of mental health settings and environments. My experience within the individual, group, and family therapy has allowed me to support individuals from a variety of backgrounds and through all age groups that struggled with depression, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, relationship stressors, and many other barriers that disrupt the path to stability and growth. I find it my pleasure to assist you in your journey towards managing through life stressors, relationships, life transitions and building a stronger relationship with your authentic self.
Throughout my career I have had the pleasure of working amongst a variety of mental health settings and environments. My experience within the individual, group, and family therapy has allowed me to support individuals from a variety of backgrounds and through all age groups that struggled with depression, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, relationship stressors, and many other barriers that disrupt the path to stability and growth. I find it my pleasure to assist you in your journey towards managing through life stressors, relationships, life transitions and building a stronger relationship with your authentic self.
(313) 351-1525 View (313) 351-1525
Photo of Nishani Jayawardena, Licensed Professional Counselor in Detroit, MI
Nishani Jayawardena
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, EMDR-T
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48202  (Online Only)
The approach I take to therapy is centered around supporting the needs of clients and guiding them towards self-actualization. By creating a safe space, an individual can explore their deepest and most authentic self. This personalized environment brings together multiculturalism, inclusivity, and perspectives that embrace diversity with open arms. If nothing else, I guarantee honesty; I stand true to the roots of therapy with a focus on authenticity.
The approach I take to therapy is centered around supporting the needs of clients and guiding them towards self-actualization. By creating a safe space, an individual can explore their deepest and most authentic self. This personalized environment brings together multiculturalism, inclusivity, and perspectives that embrace diversity with open arms. If nothing else, I guarantee honesty; I stand true to the roots of therapy with a focus on authenticity.
(248) 955-2978 View (248) 955-2978
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Live Your Best Life Coaching
PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48221  (Online Only)
I work with women, men, and teens of color seeking coaching to manage difficult times, depression symptoms, and addressing experiences of social and community harm. Learn more about me at www.bestlifecoach.co.
I work with women, men, and teens of color seeking coaching to manage difficult times, depression symptoms, and addressing experiences of social and community harm. Learn more about me at www.bestlifecoach.co.
(313) 546-1874 View (313) 546-1874
Photo of Kymaletha Brown, Licensed Professional Counselor in Detroit, MI
Kymaletha Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, LLPC
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48224
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in finding peace within the storm. Pushing pass pain to prosper. Helping you develop skills, coping mechanisms& positive affirmations to live your life in abundance. As we travel through the dimensions of your life to help you identify triggers, strengths and weakness you will leave my office with a better understanding of SELF! My primary focus is to get YOU to understand YOU! I offer you insight and therapeutic perspectives to see life through your view with more clarity.
I specialize in finding peace within the storm. Pushing pass pain to prosper. Helping you develop skills, coping mechanisms& positive affirmations to live your life in abundance. As we travel through the dimensions of your life to help you identify triggers, strengths and weakness you will leave my office with a better understanding of SELF! My primary focus is to get YOU to understand YOU! I offer you insight and therapeutic perspectives to see life through your view with more clarity.
(313) 251-5045 View (313) 251-5045
Photo of Yasmine Toney, Licensed Professional Counselor in Detroit, MI
Yasmine Toney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48235  (Online Only)
I love working with people who are looking to elevate and change their lives. The ideal client is anyone who seeks to become a more capable and confident version of themselves. As a psychotherapist, I assist in the building of healthy self-esteem and self-worth, thus, assisting in the cultivation of positive relationships, whether intrapersonal (with self), romantic, or familial. I believe that change starts with our thoughts, and once we change our thoughts our behaviors will follow suit.
I love working with people who are looking to elevate and change their lives. The ideal client is anyone who seeks to become a more capable and confident version of themselves. As a psychotherapist, I assist in the building of healthy self-esteem and self-worth, thus, assisting in the cultivation of positive relationships, whether intrapersonal (with self), romantic, or familial. I believe that change starts with our thoughts, and once we change our thoughts our behaviors will follow suit.
(313) 513-0885 View (313) 513-0885
Photo of Evon Nicole Foster, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Detroit, MI
Evon Nicole Foster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, IMH-E, CTS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48235  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you ready to heal and restore joy, hope, and peace in your life? As a fully license clinical social worker, I provide therapy to individuals, couples, seniors, and families. I am enthusiastic about helping you overcome challenges that has influenced your life. I can assist with trauma, grief & loss, infidelity, relationship issues, mental illness, substance abuse, and life skills. No matter where you are, my desire is to help you work through your challenges toward healing.
Are you ready to heal and restore joy, hope, and peace in your life? As a fully license clinical social worker, I provide therapy to individuals, couples, seniors, and families. I am enthusiastic about helping you overcome challenges that has influenced your life. I can assist with trauma, grief & loss, infidelity, relationship issues, mental illness, substance abuse, and life skills. No matter where you are, my desire is to help you work through your challenges toward healing.
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Photo of Soul Healing Consulting, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Detroit, MI
Soul Healing Consulting, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW, LCSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48207
Not accepting new clients
I am currently not accepting insurance of any kind. I specifically work with women who have experienced domestic violence, sexual abuse/assault, natural disasters, loss of any kind and/or who have been negatively impacted by COVIC-19. I am a good listener and empathetic provider. Clients who want to develop a sense of purpose and are willing to take full control of their lives and decision making would fair well with my brief but impactful interventions. Clients can benefit from 4-12 problem focused sessions. We will concentrate on empowerment and getting to the "root" of the issues at hand in order to positively change behavior.
I am currently not accepting insurance of any kind. I specifically work with women who have experienced domestic violence, sexual abuse/assault, natural disasters, loss of any kind and/or who have been negatively impacted by COVIC-19. I am a good listener and empathetic provider. Clients who want to develop a sense of purpose and are willing to take full control of their lives and decision making would fair well with my brief but impactful interventions. Clients can benefit from 4-12 problem focused sessions. We will concentrate on empowerment and getting to the "root" of the issues at hand in order to positively change behavior.
(313) 356-3105 View (313) 356-3105
Photo of Malanna Simmons, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Detroit, MI
Malanna Simmons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48202  (Online Only)
Overall, I consider myself a "worldly nurturer". "Worldly", because I have worked with people from all backgrounds, cultures, ages, and walks of life to "nurture" their potential. All of my experiences have taught me the foundational skills that I use in my profession today, which are: patience, the ability to listen, the understanding that listening is as paramount as speaking, the capabilities to be resourceful, valuing modesty and humility whilst still being confident and capable, and having faith in my skill-set while still being open to professionally growing and developing.
Overall, I consider myself a "worldly nurturer". "Worldly", because I have worked with people from all backgrounds, cultures, ages, and walks of life to "nurture" their potential. All of my experiences have taught me the foundational skills that I use in my profession today, which are: patience, the ability to listen, the understanding that listening is as paramount as speaking, the capabilities to be resourceful, valuing modesty and humility whilst still being confident and capable, and having faith in my skill-set while still being open to professionally growing and developing.
(616) 208-5418 View (616) 208-5418
Photo of Glenda Martinez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Detroit, MI
Glenda Martinez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48226  (Online Only)
Glenda Martinez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. Glenda completed her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) at Saginaw Valley University and her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Eastern University with Honors. Glenda is certified as an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC) and holds a certificate for Nutrition and Holistic Health. She has a passion for helping others and provides individualized assessments and treatment plans to guide the therapy process for adults, including family therapy sessions per request.
Glenda Martinez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. Glenda completed her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) at Saginaw Valley University and her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Eastern University with Honors. Glenda is certified as an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC) and holds a certificate for Nutrition and Holistic Health. She has a passion for helping others and provides individualized assessments and treatment plans to guide the therapy process for adults, including family therapy sessions per request.
(313) 484-2125 View (313) 484-2125
Photo of Vikkie Tucker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Detroit, MI
Vikkie Tucker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48214  (Online Only)
When you read these words, you may be considering therapy at this time in your life. You might think something is wrong due to anxiety or sadness. On the contrary, there is something within yourself that needs attention to how you are feeling. When your feelings are affecting the quality of your personal life or career choice, these clues provide an opportunity to take action for your wellness. Hopefully, you may find a fit with my service to care for your well-being. The primary focus of service is women.
When you read these words, you may be considering therapy at this time in your life. You might think something is wrong due to anxiety or sadness. On the contrary, there is something within yourself that needs attention to how you are feeling. When your feelings are affecting the quality of your personal life or career choice, these clues provide an opportunity to take action for your wellness. Hopefully, you may find a fit with my service to care for your well-being. The primary focus of service is women.
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Photo of Erica Griffis Prime, Limited Licensed Psychologist in Detroit, MI
Erica Griffis Prime
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP, CSP, NBC-HWC
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48226  (Online Only)
We will all experience times in our lives when we really need someone that we can talk to, someone who will really listen, someone we can trust. Therapy is a powerful, evidence-based tool that has been proven to meet those needs. Though there is often a stigma attached to seeking support for mental health concerns, in reality, our mental health is an integral part of our overall health and wellness and, in my opinion, should be treated with the same importance as seeing a physician or a dentist. Though people seek therapy for a variety of reasons, the common theme is their hope to live happier, healthier, and more productive lives.
We will all experience times in our lives when we really need someone that we can talk to, someone who will really listen, someone we can trust. Therapy is a powerful, evidence-based tool that has been proven to meet those needs. Though there is often a stigma attached to seeking support for mental health concerns, in reality, our mental health is an integral part of our overall health and wellness and, in my opinion, should be treated with the same importance as seeing a physician or a dentist. Though people seek therapy for a variety of reasons, the common theme is their hope to live happier, healthier, and more productive lives.
(248) 780-7181 View (248) 780-7181
Photo of Michael E. Behen, PhD, Psychologist in Detroit, MI
Michael E. Behen, PhD
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48201
Many of us experience problems in living from time to time, as we manage our intimate relationships, careers, children, financial burdens etc…. Often times, these problems can lead to feeling poorly about oneself or even to feelings of hopelessness or helplessness. Sometimes, these problems reach a magnitude where our level of distress or ability to function is affected. At these times, it can be very helpful to talk to a professional who can provide insight, support and perspective on these difficult issues. Although your issues may seem unmanageable to you now, with the right help, these problems can be overcome.
Many of us experience problems in living from time to time, as we manage our intimate relationships, careers, children, financial burdens etc…. Often times, these problems can lead to feeling poorly about oneself or even to feelings of hopelessness or helplessness. Sometimes, these problems reach a magnitude where our level of distress or ability to function is affected. At these times, it can be very helpful to talk to a professional who can provide insight, support and perspective on these difficult issues. Although your issues may seem unmanageable to you now, with the right help, these problems can be overcome.
(313) 427-9980 View (313) 427-9980
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Taylor Loretta Grantham
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48202  (Online Only)
I work with clients who may experience the following; struggle to take time to process how events have impacted them, need assistance with adjusting to a change in routine, struggle to understand their own self worth or identity, struggle with low self esteem/image, struggle with healthy relationships due to a lack of boundaries or poor communication skills, or are struggling with understanding and having a harmonious relationship with their spouse or family member.
I work with clients who may experience the following; struggle to take time to process how events have impacted them, need assistance with adjusting to a change in routine, struggle to understand their own self worth or identity, struggle with low self esteem/image, struggle with healthy relationships due to a lack of boundaries or poor communication skills, or are struggling with understanding and having a harmonious relationship with their spouse or family member.
(313) 474-9830 View (313) 474-9830
Photo of Lyndi Johnston, Licensed Professional Counselor in Detroit, MI
Lyndi Johnston
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48221  (Online Only)
I believe that with support and the right therapeutic relationship you can make the changes you want in your life. I am a Certified Sex Therapist and I attended the Sexual Health Certificate Program at the University of Michigan. I work with folks who want to fully experience sexual pleasure, but aren't sure how. This may be related to sexual pain, sexual trauma, or an upbringing lacking education about sexual health. My approach honors and addresses situations in the past, but also gives you ideas about how to feel better in the here and now.
I believe that with support and the right therapeutic relationship you can make the changes you want in your life. I am a Certified Sex Therapist and I attended the Sexual Health Certificate Program at the University of Michigan. I work with folks who want to fully experience sexual pleasure, but aren't sure how. This may be related to sexual pain, sexual trauma, or an upbringing lacking education about sexual health. My approach honors and addresses situations in the past, but also gives you ideas about how to feel better in the here and now.
(248) 965-4989 View (248) 965-4989

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Detroit, MI

700+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Detroit, MI who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
88% Depression
75% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
71% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% BlueCross and BlueShield
56% Aetna
53% Blue Care Network

How Therapists in Detroit, MI see their clients

51% In Person and Online
49% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
17% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Detroit?

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.