Therapists in Elk Rapids, MI

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Jenny Cramer, LMSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
Life can be overwhelming at times. Clients often express a loss of their sense of self, struggles with anxiety, and symptoms of depression. Societal expectations for people can seem crushingly unrealistic, leaving individuals to believe they are not good enough. Many are impacted by trauma and have formed deep-seeded, skewed values that have led to regrettable decisions, failed or troubled relationships, or any number of other situations. Each person needs to feel heard, understood, and connected. Finding a sense of joy, peace, and increased self-worth is not impossible. Help is here, judgement-free.
Life can be overwhelming at times. Clients often express a loss of their sense of self, struggles with anxiety, and symptoms of depression. Societal expectations for people can seem crushingly unrealistic, leaving individuals to believe they are not good enough. Many are impacted by trauma and have formed deep-seeded, skewed values that have led to regrettable decisions, failed or troubled relationships, or any number of other situations. Each person needs to feel heard, understood, and connected. Finding a sense of joy, peace, and increased self-worth is not impossible. Help is here, judgement-free.
(231) 251-2329 View (231) 251-2329
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Katherine Vance
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, IMH-II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and life coach practicing in Elk Rapids, MI. I was previously practicing in Bloomfield Hills Mi for 6 years before moving to the Traverse City area in 2019. I have experience as an Infant Mental Health Specialist, Child and Adolescent Therapist and Family Therapist. I received my BA from University of Arkansas in Social Work and Criminal Justice and a MSW from University of Michigan in Therapeutic Practice and Community Organizing. I enjoy working with all individuals to process and explore the concerns that may prohibit them from reaching their potential and living life to its fullest.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and life coach practicing in Elk Rapids, MI. I was previously practicing in Bloomfield Hills Mi for 6 years before moving to the Traverse City area in 2019. I have experience as an Infant Mental Health Specialist, Child and Adolescent Therapist and Family Therapist. I received my BA from University of Arkansas in Social Work and Criminal Justice and a MSW from University of Michigan in Therapeutic Practice and Community Organizing. I enjoy working with all individuals to process and explore the concerns that may prohibit them from reaching their potential and living life to its fullest.
(947) 208-6971 View (947) 208-6971
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Trisha Short
Counselor, MA, LPC, IMH-E, (II)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
Waitlist for new clients
My work with children and families is based on building safe, supportive relationships. I carefully consider individual, couple and family strengths and needs, providing therapeutic direction based upon this. A combination of child development, mindfulness, and family systems informs my work. I use play therapy, sandtray, narrative-storytelling tools, practical skill building, arts, and parent coaching in my practice. The power of relationships and the recognition of one's strengths are emphasized throughout our work together.
My work with children and families is based on building safe, supportive relationships. I carefully consider individual, couple and family strengths and needs, providing therapeutic direction based upon this. A combination of child development, mindfulness, and family systems informs my work. I use play therapy, sandtray, narrative-storytelling tools, practical skill building, arts, and parent coaching in my practice. The power of relationships and the recognition of one's strengths are emphasized throughout our work together.
(231) 421-6366 View (231) 421-6366
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Lindsay Sea Wills
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
Life is about feeling our feelings, processing our experiences, overcoming hurdles and truly LIVING our lives in abundance. These elements contribute to living in the present with our whole hearts. My practice is called LIVE TRUE. I am always being lured to living true. To myself. To others. And to an abundant life. The Live True motto: Summoning strength and beauty. Igniting courage and compassion. May we all pursue what it means to truly LIVE! I offer individual and group counseling. Specialties include single mothers, teenagers, divorce, grief, loss, trauma, relationships, life transitions and career-related issues.
Life is about feeling our feelings, processing our experiences, overcoming hurdles and truly LIVING our lives in abundance. These elements contribute to living in the present with our whole hearts. My practice is called LIVE TRUE. I am always being lured to living true. To myself. To others. And to an abundant life. The Live True motto: Summoning strength and beauty. Igniting courage and compassion. May we all pursue what it means to truly LIVE! I offer individual and group counseling. Specialties include single mothers, teenagers, divorce, grief, loss, trauma, relationships, life transitions and career-related issues.
(231) 613-3007 View (231) 613-3007
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Theresa M Carey
Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
There are many approaches to addressing the state of life we find ourselves living in. I practice holistic integrative care that addresses the whole person - mind, body, spirit. Healing is a journey, in which I offer support by creating, establishing and maintaining open and direct relationships with clients. My goal is to assist in bringing balance, and restoring energy and passions through traditional therapies or energy based interventions. My focus is to help individuals, couples and families acknowledge the strengths they have and to bring relief to defeating beliefs and behaviors.
There are many approaches to addressing the state of life we find ourselves living in. I practice holistic integrative care that addresses the whole person - mind, body, spirit. Healing is a journey, in which I offer support by creating, establishing and maintaining open and direct relationships with clients. My goal is to assist in bringing balance, and restoring energy and passions through traditional therapies or energy based interventions. My focus is to help individuals, couples and families acknowledge the strengths they have and to bring relief to defeating beliefs and behaviors.
(231) 225-9195 View (231) 225-9195
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Kathy M Lantzer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
As a highly skilled outpatient therapist, it is my mission to improve life quality for all of my clients by leveraging my dedication with over 25 years of experience. I concentrate on understanding the needs of each client, engaging in a trusting professional relationship, administering advanced therapy techniques, and empowering each individual to reach his/her wellness goals. I specialize in the treatment of trauma, grief, medical issues, PTSD, anxiety, life stressors, depression, family conflicts, and more.
As a highly skilled outpatient therapist, it is my mission to improve life quality for all of my clients by leveraging my dedication with over 25 years of experience. I concentrate on understanding the needs of each client, engaging in a trusting professional relationship, administering advanced therapy techniques, and empowering each individual to reach his/her wellness goals. I specialize in the treatment of trauma, grief, medical issues, PTSD, anxiety, life stressors, depression, family conflicts, and more.
(231) 861-1209 View (231) 861-1209
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Julie A Bernhard (Kachadurian)
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP, CAADC
Verified Verified
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
My passion is helping people function to the best of their ability and reach their goals. I have been providing therapy for people with mental health and substance use problems since 1988. I have a Master of Arts in Counseling and I am a Limited Licensed Psychologist. I am a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. My approach to treatment of substance use problems includes therapy, education, relapse prevention skills, and developing a healthy non-using life style. I also provide therapy for clients who participate in medically assisted treatment for substance use problems.
My passion is helping people function to the best of their ability and reach their goals. I have been providing therapy for people with mental health and substance use problems since 1988. I have a Master of Arts in Counseling and I am a Limited Licensed Psychologist. I am a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. My approach to treatment of substance use problems includes therapy, education, relapse prevention skills, and developing a healthy non-using life style. I also provide therapy for clients who participate in medically assisted treatment for substance use problems.
(231) 674-1088 View (231) 674-1088
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InSight Behavioral Wellness of Northern Michigan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
Not accepting new clients
You may feel difficult emotions such as anxiety, stress, depression, irritability, anger, moodiness, unhappiness, or just plain "stuck." Perhaps you are struggling with a traumatic event. You know that something needs to change or even tried changing, but did not get the results you hoped for or know where to start. I believe all of us has a unique life story that influence the person we are today. By understanding your story, I assist you in making meaningful change. My goal is to provide a safe place for you to tell your story and support you on your journey to wellness.
You may feel difficult emotions such as anxiety, stress, depression, irritability, anger, moodiness, unhappiness, or just plain "stuck." Perhaps you are struggling with a traumatic event. You know that something needs to change or even tried changing, but did not get the results you hoped for or know where to start. I believe all of us has a unique life story that influence the person we are today. By understanding your story, I assist you in making meaningful change. My goal is to provide a safe place for you to tell your story and support you on your journey to wellness.
(231) 889-6508 View (231) 889-6508
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Cheryl M Paberzs
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Elk Rapids, MI 49629  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
If your relationship feels stuck, I will help you identify & change harmful patterns before you feel hopeless. We'll build on your strengths and history. Afraid of replicating your parents' marriage? We'll explore your fears, improve communication, & work toward more effective solutions. Plan to move in together? Get married? Change jobs? Have a baby? I can help you prepare now for the typical (& your unique) stressors that come with those changes instead of feeling blindsided by them & trying to pick up the broken pieces later. Communication, intimacy, & sexual satisfaction can all be strengthened with some intention & time.
If your relationship feels stuck, I will help you identify & change harmful patterns before you feel hopeless. We'll build on your strengths and history. Afraid of replicating your parents' marriage? We'll explore your fears, improve communication, & work toward more effective solutions. Plan to move in together? Get married? Change jobs? Have a baby? I can help you prepare now for the typical (& your unique) stressors that come with those changes instead of feeling blindsided by them & trying to pick up the broken pieces later. Communication, intimacy, & sexual satisfaction can all be strengthened with some intention & time.
(231) 259-9913 View (231) 259-9913
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Lisa Lederer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
Not accepting new clients
Life is difficult, transitions can be hard. Things can go along well and then you can find yourself uncertain about past, present and future. Uncertainty can bring about further emotional challenges, feelings of sadness, confusion, worry and possibly fear. Healing can be discovered within the self and having someone come along side providing safety and guidance can help the process. Experiences in life have a tendency to shape who we become, our thoughts and our beliefs. Some experiences unknowingly can close avenues of growth and potential. I believe in the importance of knowing, understanding and accepting self.
Life is difficult, transitions can be hard. Things can go along well and then you can find yourself uncertain about past, present and future. Uncertainty can bring about further emotional challenges, feelings of sadness, confusion, worry and possibly fear. Healing can be discovered within the self and having someone come along side providing safety and guidance can help the process. Experiences in life have a tendency to shape who we become, our thoughts and our beliefs. Some experiences unknowingly can close avenues of growth and potential. I believe in the importance of knowing, understanding and accepting self.
(231) 272-2641 View (231) 272-2641
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Theresa Evans
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
Hello and welcome! In your day-to-day life it may be difficult to find someone who truly listens - closely and non-judgmentally - to what you are saying. You may experience a build-up of emotions and stress that take a toll on your health and prevent you from being your best self. Whether you are going through a particularly difficult time in your life, are seeking to better understand yourself, want to improve your relationships, and/or desire to learn healthier ways of coping with life's challenges, I have over twenty years of experience to put to work for you.
Hello and welcome! In your day-to-day life it may be difficult to find someone who truly listens - closely and non-judgmentally - to what you are saying. You may experience a build-up of emotions and stress that take a toll on your health and prevent you from being your best self. Whether you are going through a particularly difficult time in your life, are seeking to better understand yourself, want to improve your relationships, and/or desire to learn healthier ways of coping with life's challenges, I have over twenty years of experience to put to work for you.
(231) 774-2129 View (231) 774-2129
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Trisha A Novak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
Embarking on counseling takes courage as you take proactive steps towards change. Courage to recognize your life isn’t the way you want it and that it can be different, that you can feel different. Life presents us with challenges, and at times, we all need help in navigating them. Whether it’s coping with a loss of dream, managing anxiety, processing grief, or facing feelings of overwhelm or burnout, seeking help is a valuable step. When challenges accumulate, support can be crucial to navigate complex relationships, disappointments, and address mental health issues through building resilience and cultivating self-awareness.
Embarking on counseling takes courage as you take proactive steps towards change. Courage to recognize your life isn’t the way you want it and that it can be different, that you can feel different. Life presents us with challenges, and at times, we all need help in navigating them. Whether it’s coping with a loss of dream, managing anxiety, processing grief, or facing feelings of overwhelm or burnout, seeking help is a valuable step. When challenges accumulate, support can be crucial to navigate complex relationships, disappointments, and address mental health issues through building resilience and cultivating self-awareness.
(231) 535-9161 View (231) 535-9161
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Julie Monan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
I work to support my clients through a variety of topics including: relationship choices, women's issues, anxiety, social anxiety, depression and life transitions retirement, job transition, divorce, sexual identity, moving, death, and infertility. I also have of 13 years experience working with youth ages 12-18 in a variety of topics. I believe that all people at some point in their life feel stuck, and therapy is a process to help a person feel unstuck through self-discovery, self-awareness, learning, and sometimes through practicing new ways of thinking and/or new behaviors.
I work to support my clients through a variety of topics including: relationship choices, women's issues, anxiety, social anxiety, depression and life transitions retirement, job transition, divorce, sexual identity, moving, death, and infertility. I also have of 13 years experience working with youth ages 12-18 in a variety of topics. I believe that all people at some point in their life feel stuck, and therapy is a process to help a person feel unstuck through self-discovery, self-awareness, learning, and sometimes through practicing new ways of thinking and/or new behaviors.
(231) 201-3471 View (231) 201-3471
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Matthew Nickel
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, TLLP
Verified Verified
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
Therapy is a safe, compassionate, and welcome space. Therapy allows you can go into your concerns, issues, and life circumstances without judgement. I am dedicated to cultivating an environment where clients can be themselves, feel valued, and seek personal growth. Every person is different. Every individual has unique needs. I find it meaningful to walk alongside people as they live into a more vibrant life.
Therapy is a safe, compassionate, and welcome space. Therapy allows you can go into your concerns, issues, and life circumstances without judgement. I am dedicated to cultivating an environment where clients can be themselves, feel valued, and seek personal growth. Every person is different. Every individual has unique needs. I find it meaningful to walk alongside people as they live into a more vibrant life.
(248) 716-6295 View (248) 716-6295
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Margaret (Maggie) Hartmann - Begin Again Counseling Pllc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
Elk Rapids, MI 49629  (Online Only)
My focus is women and adult individuals seeking support with trauma, substance use/addiction, co-occurring disorders, mood disorders, depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief, loss, aging, relationships and co-dependence. Perceptions can and do change throughout our lives. It is never too late to begin again and there is always hope! Therapy serves as a vehicle to help you safely navigate your learning and personal growth, and to open doors to new possibilities. Together, through non-judgmental supportive guidance, we’ll develop skills that are the best fit to empower and enable the attainment of the life you desire!
My focus is women and adult individuals seeking support with trauma, substance use/addiction, co-occurring disorders, mood disorders, depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief, loss, aging, relationships and co-dependence. Perceptions can and do change throughout our lives. It is never too late to begin again and there is always hope! Therapy serves as a vehicle to help you safely navigate your learning and personal growth, and to open doors to new possibilities. Together, through non-judgmental supportive guidance, we’ll develop skills that are the best fit to empower and enable the attainment of the life you desire!
(231) 646-8236 View (231) 646-8236
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Earlene Blevins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
Not accepting new clients
Do you find yourself struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, or adjusting to challenging life circumstances? As your therapist with nearly two decades of experience, I am here to provide dedicated support tailored to your unique needs. My specialization lies in assisting women of all ages, particularly those navigating issues related to feeling they have lost themselves somewhere along their journey. I help individuals like you discover strength, resilience, and fulfillment because we all want to look back without regrets.
Do you find yourself struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, or adjusting to challenging life circumstances? As your therapist with nearly two decades of experience, I am here to provide dedicated support tailored to your unique needs. My specialization lies in assisting women of all ages, particularly those navigating issues related to feeling they have lost themselves somewhere along their journey. I help individuals like you discover strength, resilience, and fulfillment because we all want to look back without regrets.
(231) 421-6674 View (231) 421-6674
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Melissa Joy (Ryba) Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
My focus is on helping clients find joy and fulfillment in their lives. I provide a supportive and transformative environment where clients can work on anxiety, depression, life transitions, and trauma while embracing a happier and more joyful life. Many of us are spending much needed energy reacting to our emotions and letting them control our day to day life. Emotions are important, but they do not have to control you! To learn more about my practice you can visit melissajoytherapy.com!
My focus is on helping clients find joy and fulfillment in their lives. I provide a supportive and transformative environment where clients can work on anxiety, depression, life transitions, and trauma while embracing a happier and more joyful life. Many of us are spending much needed energy reacting to our emotions and letting them control our day to day life. Emotions are important, but they do not have to control you! To learn more about my practice you can visit melissajoytherapy.com!
(231) 389-5637 View (231) 389-5637

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Valerie Warne
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Bellaire, MI 49615  (Online Only)
I have been working with older teens and adults for many years working with a variety of populations struggling to navigate change in order to become the best they can be. I have worked in both the public and private sectors that have included: disabled veterans, adults with acquired disabilities or mental health issues and high school/college age young adults, addressing adjustment to change in the workplace, home and/or school settings, accommodations, depression, anxiety, TBI and developing effective coping strategies.
I have been working with older teens and adults for many years working with a variety of populations struggling to navigate change in order to become the best they can be. I have worked in both the public and private sectors that have included: disabled veterans, adults with acquired disabilities or mental health issues and high school/college age young adults, addressing adjustment to change in the workplace, home and/or school settings, accommodations, depression, anxiety, TBI and developing effective coping strategies.
(231) 300-9847 View (231) 300-9847
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Jeffrey D Goodwin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Williamsburg, MI 49690
I love helping adolescents and their families! Sounds strange I know, but it's true. I provide a listening ear and create a non-judgmental space for youth ages 11-24 to talk about life, love, friendship, and the challenges associated with transitioning into adulthood. I also work with struggling adults, couples and stressed families, and help individuals deal with things like depression and anxiety. Life puts lots of pressure on individuals, marriages, parents, and families, and I'd love to help you find ways to cope with the pressure and go from surviving to thriving!
I love helping adolescents and their families! Sounds strange I know, but it's true. I provide a listening ear and create a non-judgmental space for youth ages 11-24 to talk about life, love, friendship, and the challenges associated with transitioning into adulthood. I also work with struggling adults, couples and stressed families, and help individuals deal with things like depression and anxiety. Life puts lots of pressure on individuals, marriages, parents, and families, and I'd love to help you find ways to cope with the pressure and go from surviving to thriving!
(231) 622-4339 View (231) 622-4339
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Grand Ledge Counseling Center
Psychologist, PhD, 6482016
Verified Verified
Grand Ledge, MI 48837  (Online Only)
We have been serving the Grand Ledge area since 1985. For more information, please visit our website.
We have been serving the Grand Ledge area since 1985. For more information, please visit our website.
(517) 300-3198 View (517) 300-3198

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Number of Therapists in Elk Rapids, MI

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Elk Rapids, MI who prioritize treating:

94% Relationship Issues
94% Depression
94% Anxiety
94% Coping Skills
82% Grief
82% Self Esteem
82% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% BlueCross and BlueShield
79% Priority Health
79% Blue Care Network

How Therapists in Elk Rapids, MI see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

95% Female
5% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Elk Rapids?

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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.