Therapists in Grand Rapids, MI

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Niecia Anjorin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Niecia Anjorin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 16 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping adolescents and adults address their unique challenges and live more fulfilled lives. Niecia specializes in depression, anxiety, adoption, grief, trauma, relationship issues, and major life transitions. Niecia completed her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work at Calvin (College) University and her Master's Degree at Western Michigan University. Niecia has vast experiences cross-culturally. This and her professional expertise enable her to provide the guidance and support her clients seek.
Niecia Anjorin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 16 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping adolescents and adults address their unique challenges and live more fulfilled lives. Niecia specializes in depression, anxiety, adoption, grief, trauma, relationship issues, and major life transitions. Niecia completed her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work at Calvin (College) University and her Master's Degree at Western Michigan University. Niecia has vast experiences cross-culturally. This and her professional expertise enable her to provide the guidance and support her clients seek.
(616) 439-6144 View (616) 439-6144
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Charles E Grayson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Psychotherapy can help you with worries, anxiety, depression, and troubled relationships. I can assist you in becoming more constructive in your approach to life; you will discover in treatment abilities that you posess but that you might not even have known about which, when they are known to you, help you to be in a stronger position to feel more confidence and comfort dealing with the challenging aspects of your life. My therapeutic method consists of a process of problem solving with a focus on exploring ones thinking, imagining, feeling and experiencing.
Psychotherapy can help you with worries, anxiety, depression, and troubled relationships. I can assist you in becoming more constructive in your approach to life; you will discover in treatment abilities that you posess but that you might not even have known about which, when they are known to you, help you to be in a stronger position to feel more confidence and comfort dealing with the challenging aspects of your life. My therapeutic method consists of a process of problem solving with a focus on exploring ones thinking, imagining, feeling and experiencing.
(616) 365-5000 View (616) 365-5000
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Courtney A Pyle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49504  (Online Only)
Are you approaching a big life change or transition, but can't seem to stop the constant critical thoughts, questioning and doubting yourself? Maybe you're feeling anxious and wondering if old experiences are part of what's holding you back now. Perhaps you want more out of life, but just don't know where to start, or know what you actually want. My approach is collaborative, which means we will work together to set goals, explore challenges, and develop strategies for change. I believe the therapeutic relationship is crucial, as it provides a safe space to explore thoughts, feelings, and experiences without fear or judgement.
Are you approaching a big life change or transition, but can't seem to stop the constant critical thoughts, questioning and doubting yourself? Maybe you're feeling anxious and wondering if old experiences are part of what's holding you back now. Perhaps you want more out of life, but just don't know where to start, or know what you actually want. My approach is collaborative, which means we will work together to set goals, explore challenges, and develop strategies for change. I believe the therapeutic relationship is crucial, as it provides a safe space to explore thoughts, feelings, and experiences without fear or judgement.
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Whitney Mae Pennington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Caught in a stress volley between feeling overly anxious and afraid of what others might think of “the real you”. People say you are too in touch with your feelings, but at the same time you are afraid to confide in your parents, friends or colleagues. You desperately want to feel better but aren’t sure how to get there. Deep down you know you have so much potential, but often feel like a disappointment to yourself and others. Your emotions feel like a burden and the last thing you want to do is share them with the people closest to you.
Caught in a stress volley between feeling overly anxious and afraid of what others might think of “the real you”. People say you are too in touch with your feelings, but at the same time you are afraid to confide in your parents, friends or colleagues. You desperately want to feel better but aren’t sure how to get there. Deep down you know you have so much potential, but often feel like a disappointment to yourself and others. Your emotions feel like a burden and the last thing you want to do is share them with the people closest to you.
(616) 378-8608 View (616) 378-8608
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Christina Crawford
Counselor, LLPC
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges? Do you find yourself struggling to navigate through emotions or situations that seem insurmountable? You don't have to face these obstacles alone. Welcome to a safe haven where healing begins, where every step forward is supported with empathy, understanding, and expertise. I'm Christina, an LLPC dedicated to helping individuals like you rediscover strength, resilience, and inner peace. With a belief in the uniqueness of every individual, I approach therapy with an eclectic blend of modalities tailored to meet your specific needs and honor your unique background.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges? Do you find yourself struggling to navigate through emotions or situations that seem insurmountable? You don't have to face these obstacles alone. Welcome to a safe haven where healing begins, where every step forward is supported with empathy, understanding, and expertise. I'm Christina, an LLPC dedicated to helping individuals like you rediscover strength, resilience, and inner peace. With a belief in the uniqueness of every individual, I approach therapy with an eclectic blend of modalities tailored to meet your specific needs and honor your unique background.
(616) 312-2482 View (616) 312-2482
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Bradley Rudolph
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Brad Rudolph is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 3 years of experience working in a variety of roles to gain a more broad understanding of social issues impacting communities and individuals. Brad is passionate about helping people of all ages (11-100+), races, sexualities, and genders. He specializes in helping others process and cope with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, anger management, addiction, and major life transitions. Brad completed his Master of Social Work (MSW) at Grand Valley State University of Michigan.
Brad Rudolph is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 3 years of experience working in a variety of roles to gain a more broad understanding of social issues impacting communities and individuals. Brad is passionate about helping people of all ages (11-100+), races, sexualities, and genders. He specializes in helping others process and cope with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, anger management, addiction, and major life transitions. Brad completed his Master of Social Work (MSW) at Grand Valley State University of Michigan.
(616) 548-6605 View (616) 548-6605
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Jena Smith
Counselor, LLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Life comes with many challenges and complexities that can be difficult to navigate. As we have seen over the past few years, life throws us many curveballs, and sometimes we need extra support. My goal as a counselor is to create a safe, welcoming environment that allows you to feel comfortable yet empowered. My approach to therapy is holistic and trauma-informed to meet you where you are and understand what factors/influences may be present or important to you. Additionally, we will incorporate appropriate evidence-based practices (i.e. CBT, solution-focused, etc.) that would be most helpful to you and your goals for therapy.
Life comes with many challenges and complexities that can be difficult to navigate. As we have seen over the past few years, life throws us many curveballs, and sometimes we need extra support. My goal as a counselor is to create a safe, welcoming environment that allows you to feel comfortable yet empowered. My approach to therapy is holistic and trauma-informed to meet you where you are and understand what factors/influences may be present or important to you. Additionally, we will incorporate appropriate evidence-based practices (i.e. CBT, solution-focused, etc.) that would be most helpful to you and your goals for therapy.
(616) 522-8195 View (616) 522-8195
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Maggie Travin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LLP, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49546  (Online Only)
Since 2008 I have dedicated my career to working in the mental health field. I have worked in private practice, hospital-based counseling, case management, community resource management, and clinical research. My goal is to assist you with the stressors of life, both inevitable and unexpected. I provide evidence-based therapeutic intervention that meets you where you are. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process, and that you can heal with the right amount of support, safety, and trust in your therapist.
Since 2008 I have dedicated my career to working in the mental health field. I have worked in private practice, hospital-based counseling, case management, community resource management, and clinical research. My goal is to assist you with the stressors of life, both inevitable and unexpected. I provide evidence-based therapeutic intervention that meets you where you are. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process, and that you can heal with the right amount of support, safety, and trust in your therapist.
(616) 310-5043 View (616) 310-5043
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Ann Maring
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Life can be challenging. Sometimes the obstacles you face are relatively simple and you can work through them on your own, while other times they are more than you feel equipped to manage alone. I believe this is exactly what therapy is intended for. Whether you’re facing a normal life adjustment such as a new child, a new job, navigating the break-up of a relationship, or significant conflict within your family, I am here to help you process through your experience. I strive to create a space of mutual respect, trust, and awareness where you can begin the work of restoration.
Life can be challenging. Sometimes the obstacles you face are relatively simple and you can work through them on your own, while other times they are more than you feel equipped to manage alone. I believe this is exactly what therapy is intended for. Whether you’re facing a normal life adjustment such as a new child, a new job, navigating the break-up of a relationship, or significant conflict within your family, I am here to help you process through your experience. I strive to create a space of mutual respect, trust, and awareness where you can begin the work of restoration.
(616) 427-1812 View (616) 427-1812
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Benjamin Reisterer
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling stuck? Perhaps you're grieving a loss, feeling hopeless, wrestling with the effects of traumatic experiences, frozen by anxiety, or boxed in by shame. If this resonates with you, please know that you are not alone. Unraveling your story in the context of a therapeutic relationship can often be the experience needed to move forward. Being met right where you are by a safe, curious, and experienced therapist can restore hope, cultivate insight, heal wounds, build positive momentum, and lead to lasting transformation.
Are you feeling stuck? Perhaps you're grieving a loss, feeling hopeless, wrestling with the effects of traumatic experiences, frozen by anxiety, or boxed in by shame. If this resonates with you, please know that you are not alone. Unraveling your story in the context of a therapeutic relationship can often be the experience needed to move forward. Being met right where you are by a safe, curious, and experienced therapist can restore hope, cultivate insight, heal wounds, build positive momentum, and lead to lasting transformation.
(616) 432-2431 View (616) 432-2431
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Sasha Brattain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Congratulations on your decision to begin outpatient therapy. Every person has a unique journey that has made them who they are today. The path to healing can be overwhelming, however, the process is life-changing. My goal as a therapist is to support individuals, families, and couples as they navigate the intricate complexities of their lives in an effort to improve life satisfaction and self-efficacy.
Congratulations on your decision to begin outpatient therapy. Every person has a unique journey that has made them who they are today. The path to healing can be overwhelming, however, the process is life-changing. My goal as a therapist is to support individuals, families, and couples as they navigate the intricate complexities of their lives in an effort to improve life satisfaction and self-efficacy.
(616) 208-5318 View (616) 208-5318
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Gayle Witham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACM, CPM
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Therapy is not a one-sided conversation; in fact it is an interaction with another person for real discovery and wellness. I can promise you I am as real as it gets. I want to help you achieve the changes you are looking for as well as see you discover the new you. I do not believe growth and discovery have to always be an uncomfortable experience. Reaching out to a therapist can be intimidating, but I hope you will take a moment and maybe a few deep breaths to call and see how I can help.
Therapy is not a one-sided conversation; in fact it is an interaction with another person for real discovery and wellness. I can promise you I am as real as it gets. I want to help you achieve the changes you are looking for as well as see you discover the new you. I do not believe growth and discovery have to always be an uncomfortable experience. Reaching out to a therapist can be intimidating, but I hope you will take a moment and maybe a few deep breaths to call and see how I can help.
(616) 379-6704 View (616) 379-6704
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Lindsey Farlow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49506  (Online Only)
Lindsey is a licensed social worker who has experience with various populations and challenges. She specializes in relationship building in regards to family, couple/martial, and sibling bonds. Lindsey utilizes individual and group training interventions in order for families to implement positive behavioral techniques for challenging behaviors and obtain psycho-education of various diagnoses and interventions. She is trained in evidence-based treatments including CBT, DBT, Positive Family Interventions, Zones of Regulation, Motivational Interviewing, TF-CBT, Empowerment Theory, Crisis and Suicide Preventions.
Lindsey is a licensed social worker who has experience with various populations and challenges. She specializes in relationship building in regards to family, couple/martial, and sibling bonds. Lindsey utilizes individual and group training interventions in order for families to implement positive behavioral techniques for challenging behaviors and obtain psycho-education of various diagnoses and interventions. She is trained in evidence-based treatments including CBT, DBT, Positive Family Interventions, Zones of Regulation, Motivational Interviewing, TF-CBT, Empowerment Theory, Crisis and Suicide Preventions.
(616) 585-0292 View (616) 585-0292
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Rebekah S Hobson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
I am truly thankful for the opportunity to help individuals find healing throughout all areas of their lives including psychological, mental, emotional, spiritual, physical, and relational. I am passionate about helping people experience growth and helping them discover tools to live a healthy and abundant life. I believe that the first step towards healing and growth is having someone to talk to, and I prioritize establishing a safe and trusting environment to explore what it is you may be going through. I am empathic, relatable, and genuinely caring towards my clients.
I am truly thankful for the opportunity to help individuals find healing throughout all areas of their lives including psychological, mental, emotional, spiritual, physical, and relational. I am passionate about helping people experience growth and helping them discover tools to live a healthy and abundant life. I believe that the first step towards healing and growth is having someone to talk to, and I prioritize establishing a safe and trusting environment to explore what it is you may be going through. I am empathic, relatable, and genuinely caring towards my clients.
(616) 229-3504 x176 View (616) 229-3504 x176
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Araceli Warners
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
I strive to create a compassionate and safe environment in which clients can share their concerns openly and feel heard. My role in working with individuals is to meet them where they're at and support them amidst any challenges or difficulties life will present. I value the experience, background, and complexity of each individual who steps into the counseling room and I understand that each individual’s lived experience is unique, and this experience provides powerful tools and perspectives in the counseling process. As a therapist, my primary goal is to walk alongside my clients as they heal, grow, and thrive.
I strive to create a compassionate and safe environment in which clients can share their concerns openly and feel heard. My role in working with individuals is to meet them where they're at and support them amidst any challenges or difficulties life will present. I value the experience, background, and complexity of each individual who steps into the counseling room and I understand that each individual’s lived experience is unique, and this experience provides powerful tools and perspectives in the counseling process. As a therapist, my primary goal is to walk alongside my clients as they heal, grow, and thrive.
(616) 310-5092 View (616) 310-5092
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Matthew VanLinden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Waitlist for new clients
Life's struggles and experiences can cause us to feel overwhelmed, or even at times, out of control. We want to change how we are feeling or how our child feels, but we don't know how. We all experience moments like this in our lives and often we can persevere. At times though we need some help, and that's okay.
Life's struggles and experiences can cause us to feel overwhelmed, or even at times, out of control. We want to change how we are feeling or how our child feels, but we don't know how. We all experience moments like this in our lives and often we can persevere. At times though we need some help, and that's okay.
(231) 272-4549 View (231) 272-4549
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Chanler Kay Burns
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with young children, adolescents, and teens and helping them navigate through trauma, tough transitions, depression, anxiety, and pretty much everything that comes along with being a kid! I use play therapy to help children express their emotions and help solve problems that may be hindering their ability to flourish. I am passionate about building relationships and connecting with every client!
I specialize in working with young children, adolescents, and teens and helping them navigate through trauma, tough transitions, depression, anxiety, and pretty much everything that comes along with being a kid! I use play therapy to help children express their emotions and help solve problems that may be hindering their ability to flourish. I am passionate about building relationships and connecting with every client!
(616) 691-9738 View (616) 691-9738
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Yolanda Ivens
Counselor, MS , LLPC
Not Verified Not Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
My mission is to provide evidence-based mental health services, education and advocacy in an integrative and holistic way (Biopsychosocial and spiritual) in order to bring about healing and transformation in individuals, families and communities. My career emphasis is on anxiety, depression, substance abuse issues, sexual addictions, sexual trauma, co-occurring disorders, and mid-life issues. I am a cross-culturally competent counselor who highly values and respects cultural differences. I am also committed to life-long learning and being able to make sound ethical decisions within diverse cultural contexts.
My mission is to provide evidence-based mental health services, education and advocacy in an integrative and holistic way (Biopsychosocial and spiritual) in order to bring about healing and transformation in individuals, families and communities. My career emphasis is on anxiety, depression, substance abuse issues, sexual addictions, sexual trauma, co-occurring disorders, and mid-life issues. I am a cross-culturally competent counselor who highly values and respects cultural differences. I am also committed to life-long learning and being able to make sound ethical decisions within diverse cultural contexts.
(616) 345-5932 View (616) 345-5932
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Life Support LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
I am a part of an expanding group practice with many other therapists, website is https://lifesupportllc.info/. As a therapist, I strive to walk with you through difficult times while working to improve your emotional and mental well being, relationships and quality of life. My goal is to create a comfortable, nonjudgmental space to help you achieve your personal goals and overcome barriers. I am a licensed clinical social worker and graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Western Michigan University with Masters of Social Work.
I am a part of an expanding group practice with many other therapists, website is https://lifesupportllc.info/. As a therapist, I strive to walk with you through difficult times while working to improve your emotional and mental well being, relationships and quality of life. My goal is to create a comfortable, nonjudgmental space to help you achieve your personal goals and overcome barriers. I am a licensed clinical social worker and graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Western Michigan University with Masters of Social Work.
(616) 426-9401 View (616) 426-9401
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Zita Hardenberg
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Therapy can be an opportunity to improve your insight into personal roadblocks and regain a sense of balance. My role is to accompany you during this process and help you navigate through life's challenges. You will find my approach to be genuine, warm, and person-centered. I have a special interest working with people who struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, and life changes. I am also particularly interested in working with young adults as they work on their development of identity and purpose. My goal is to support you and help strengthen your coping skills.
Therapy can be an opportunity to improve your insight into personal roadblocks and regain a sense of balance. My role is to accompany you during this process and help you navigate through life's challenges. You will find my approach to be genuine, warm, and person-centered. I have a special interest working with people who struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, and life changes. I am also particularly interested in working with young adults as they work on their development of identity and purpose. My goal is to support you and help strengthen your coping skills.
(616) 432-2667 View (616) 432-2667

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Number of Therapists in Grand Rapids, MI

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Grand Rapids, MI who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
77% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
72% Trauma and PTSD
72% Coping Skills
70% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% Priority Health
63% Aetna

How Therapists in Grand Rapids, MI see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Grand Rapids?

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.