Therapists in Edison, Kalamazoo, MI

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Kalamazoo Empowerment Services, PLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LLMSW, CAADC, ADS, TLLP
Verified Verified
Edison, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Our mission is to provide a safe space for individuals, families, and groups to explore and resolve life issues. We offer an array of therapeutic services to meet the needs of diverse populations. If you are dealing with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, anger, trauma or other issues related to mental health or substance abuses, don't hesitate to call us. We offer in person, virtual, and in- home sessions. Don't wait, we're ready to help you.
Our mission is to provide a safe space for individuals, families, and groups to explore and resolve life issues. We offer an array of therapeutic services to meet the needs of diverse populations. If you are dealing with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, anger, trauma or other issues related to mental health or substance abuses, don't hesitate to call us. We offer in person, virtual, and in- home sessions. Don't wait, we're ready to help you.
(269) 241-9226 View (269) 241-9226
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Blair Steele
Counselor, MA, LPC, LLMFT, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edison, Kalamazoo, MI 49003  (Online Only)
Everyone has a story that matters. Through a collaborative approach to therapeutic treatment, we can work to establish a safe, encouraging, and trusting environment to promote personal growth. I believe our counseling relationship can help recognize client strengths, goals, and potential. When exploring current ways of thinking or behaving, we can further identify positive solutions that can be maintained over time. It is an honor to be a steppingstone in your journey to healing and I take responsibility in providing the best care to fit your needs.
Everyone has a story that matters. Through a collaborative approach to therapeutic treatment, we can work to establish a safe, encouraging, and trusting environment to promote personal growth. I believe our counseling relationship can help recognize client strengths, goals, and potential. When exploring current ways of thinking or behaving, we can further identify positive solutions that can be maintained over time. It is an honor to be a steppingstone in your journey to healing and I take responsibility in providing the best care to fit your needs.
(269) 280-4812 View (269) 280-4812
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Jesenia Forbes
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Edison, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Currently accepting New Clients! As a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor, I am deeply passionate about supporting the emotional and mental well-being of adolescents and young adults. With a compassionate and client-centered approach, I strive to create a safe and nurturing space where individuals can explore their thoughts, feelings, and emotions from all walks of life. I have experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions.
Currently accepting New Clients! As a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor, I am deeply passionate about supporting the emotional and mental well-being of adolescents and young adults. With a compassionate and client-centered approach, I strive to create a safe and nurturing space where individuals can explore their thoughts, feelings, and emotions from all walks of life. I have experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions.
(269) 222-7857 View (269) 222-7857
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Kathy Pyatt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Edison, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
I began as a life coach and became a therapist in 2017 because I wanted to help people in a deeper way. I adjust to your pace: maybe you are coming in with a concern about something that happened recently and you just want another person's insight on it; or maybe you have past trauma that you'd like to finally unhook from. With deeper work, I like to get an idea of your whole picture -- emotionally, psychologically and spiritually -- so I can help you reach whatever goal or resolve whatever issue you come in with.
I began as a life coach and became a therapist in 2017 because I wanted to help people in a deeper way. I adjust to your pace: maybe you are coming in with a concern about something that happened recently and you just want another person's insight on it; or maybe you have past trauma that you'd like to finally unhook from. With deeper work, I like to get an idea of your whole picture -- emotionally, psychologically and spiritually -- so I can help you reach whatever goal or resolve whatever issue you come in with.
(269) 344-0202 View (269) 344-0202
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Linda L Herrin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ITCA, PLLC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Edison, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
You are not broken, you are deeply hurt. It is easy to find yourself in unhelpful patterns & ways of being. This might be due to your nervous system being flooded with anger, fear & despair. In a creative way to survive, you have found self-protection strategies. Unfortunately, these strategies are likely no longer helpful. Part of our work together will be unraveling this muscle memory to reveal how you can live a life that is true to you. YOU become the place of self-awareness, peaceful acceptance & intentional action. As a certified trauma professional & art therapist, I integrate these tools into our therapeutic work.
You are not broken, you are deeply hurt. It is easy to find yourself in unhelpful patterns & ways of being. This might be due to your nervous system being flooded with anger, fear & despair. In a creative way to survive, you have found self-protection strategies. Unfortunately, these strategies are likely no longer helpful. Part of our work together will be unraveling this muscle memory to reveal how you can live a life that is true to you. YOU become the place of self-awareness, peaceful acceptance & intentional action. As a certified trauma professional & art therapist, I integrate these tools into our therapeutic work.
(269) 580-8246 View (269) 580-8246
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Paul Hoskins Counseling LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LLP, LPC, LLMFT
Verified Verified
Edison, Kalamazoo, MI 49003  (Online Only)
When I have couples and individuals reach out to me they are often experiencing some of the most difficult times in their lives. One of my first jobs is to help instill hope that things can be different in their lives and that counseling can help their lives change for the better. I am understanding of many people's initial skepticism as I work with people, often couples, who have had one or more failed counseling experiences. I am always pleased to see how couples and individuals make progress with me in the places that they had struggled in the past.
When I have couples and individuals reach out to me they are often experiencing some of the most difficult times in their lives. One of my first jobs is to help instill hope that things can be different in their lives and that counseling can help their lives change for the better. I am understanding of many people's initial skepticism as I work with people, often couples, who have had one or more failed counseling experiences. I am always pleased to see how couples and individuals make progress with me in the places that they had struggled in the past.
(269) 443-1162 View (269) 443-1162
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Charles D. Thomas
Limited Licensed Psychologist, LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edison, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Not accepting new clients
When we're faced with adversity, we have two choices: to do nothing and hope that things improve on their own or to engage the problem and transform it. My approach to counseling is focused first on listening and then on helping my clients understand themselves and their ultimate concerns in a deeper way so that they can live fuller, happier lives. My practice uses evidence based treatments and is results oriented. Visit the outcomes tab on my website for more information on my clinical outcomes.
When we're faced with adversity, we have two choices: to do nothing and hope that things improve on their own or to engage the problem and transform it. My approach to counseling is focused first on listening and then on helping my clients understand themselves and their ultimate concerns in a deeper way so that they can live fuller, happier lives. My practice uses evidence based treatments and is results oriented. Visit the outcomes tab on my website for more information on my clinical outcomes.
(269) 487-9761 View (269) 487-9761
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Alan W Strong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edison, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Waitlist for new clients
I have over 25 years experience working with teenagers, young adults, and parents. My clinical experience includes juvenile delinquency, School performance issues, Bullying, Parent/Teenager conflict, Male issues, foster care, parenting, and individual therapy. My experience has given me the ability to connect and develop a healthy therapeutic relationship with you. I utilize a strengths-based approach in therapy to draw upon the inherent strengths of individuals and families.
I have over 25 years experience working with teenagers, young adults, and parents. My clinical experience includes juvenile delinquency, School performance issues, Bullying, Parent/Teenager conflict, Male issues, foster care, parenting, and individual therapy. My experience has given me the ability to connect and develop a healthy therapeutic relationship with you. I utilize a strengths-based approach in therapy to draw upon the inherent strengths of individuals and families.
(269) 203-3492 View (269) 203-3492
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Barbara W Gustin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Edison, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Not accepting new clients
My compassion for all beings began long ago and has been the cornerstone of my personal and professional life. It is the compelling reason I practice counseling. I am profoundly aware of the vast amounts of suffering we all experience throughout our lives. Experiencing and releasing this pain is the goal. I believe in the emergence of self knowledge, positive energy and right action as fear and resistance are diminished. I prefer not to label conditions and symptoms ,but strive to fully understand and appreciate the individual sitting before me.
My compassion for all beings began long ago and has been the cornerstone of my personal and professional life. It is the compelling reason I practice counseling. I am profoundly aware of the vast amounts of suffering we all experience throughout our lives. Experiencing and releasing this pain is the goal. I believe in the emergence of self knowledge, positive energy and right action as fear and resistance are diminished. I prefer not to label conditions and symptoms ,but strive to fully understand and appreciate the individual sitting before me.
(269) 205-6658 View (269) 205-6658
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Maime (Sun) L Butler
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, DTLLP
Verified Verified
Edison, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Experiences can shape who we are as individuals. Sometimes our experiences are wonderful and create great memories. However, as we navigate our lives, past traumas or other unexpected experiences may affect how we progress toward a healthy and satisfying life. These experiences may be overwhelming and difficult, sometimes causing you to feel depressed, anxious, or even detached from yourself and others. When these difficulties arise, you may need guidance navigating towards healing so that you can experience a healthy, satisfying life. It is my goal to work with clients so that they can reach their optimal capacity.
Experiences can shape who we are as individuals. Sometimes our experiences are wonderful and create great memories. However, as we navigate our lives, past traumas or other unexpected experiences may affect how we progress toward a healthy and satisfying life. These experiences may be overwhelming and difficult, sometimes causing you to feel depressed, anxious, or even detached from yourself and others. When these difficulties arise, you may need guidance navigating towards healing so that you can experience a healthy, satisfying life. It is my goal to work with clients so that they can reach their optimal capacity.
(269) 466-8009 View (269) 466-8009
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Gisela Rodriguez Lawson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edison, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Are you feeling overwhelmed, confused, and/or unsure? As a licensed clinical therapist I can help you address these feelings by using a variety of therapeutic methods to help you gain an understanding of the root cause of your concerns, develop healthy coping techniques, & enhance overall mental health. I specialize in working with children and adults who experienced trauma, struggle with anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, trouble concentrating, irritability, anger, or overall life dissatisfaction.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, confused, and/or unsure? As a licensed clinical therapist I can help you address these feelings by using a variety of therapeutic methods to help you gain an understanding of the root cause of your concerns, develop healthy coping techniques, & enhance overall mental health. I specialize in working with children and adults who experienced trauma, struggle with anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, trouble concentrating, irritability, anger, or overall life dissatisfaction.
(269) 533-7050 View (269) 533-7050
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Serene Solutions
Licensed Professional Counselor, LLP, LPC, CAADC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Edison, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Sometimes life doesn't go the way we planned. At times we are faced with obstacles that can leave us feeling stuck and unhappy. This can lead to depression, anxiety, anger, grief, and many other emotions. You may even feel your life is unmanageable or out of control. However, you are not alone. Let us help you discover a way to a brighter future filled with happiness and hope. Our licensed therapists specialize in helping people afflicted with addictions, depression, anxiety, fears, anger, mood disorders, life changes, and trauma. To see all the bios and photos of our therapists visit us at https://serenesolutions.net
Sometimes life doesn't go the way we planned. At times we are faced with obstacles that can leave us feeling stuck and unhappy. This can lead to depression, anxiety, anger, grief, and many other emotions. You may even feel your life is unmanageable or out of control. However, you are not alone. Let us help you discover a way to a brighter future filled with happiness and hope. Our licensed therapists specialize in helping people afflicted with addictions, depression, anxiety, fears, anger, mood disorders, life changes, and trauma. To see all the bios and photos of our therapists visit us at https://serenesolutions.net
(269) 218-3016 View (269) 218-3016
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Davison Sarai Nicholas
Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC, MST-PSB
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edison, Kalamazoo, MI 49001  (Online Only)
It is my personal and professional belief that everyone is capable of discovering their most authentic and successful self, but may occasionally need assistance in their journey to personal enrichment. I have been lucky enough to find those people in my own life, and I consider it an honor to serve that purpose for my clients in a warm, welcoming, yet professional fashion. I respect the individual needs of varying cultural backgrounds, and enjoy finding common ground with varying clientele.
It is my personal and professional belief that everyone is capable of discovering their most authentic and successful self, but may occasionally need assistance in their journey to personal enrichment. I have been lucky enough to find those people in my own life, and I consider it an honor to serve that purpose for my clients in a warm, welcoming, yet professional fashion. I respect the individual needs of varying cultural backgrounds, and enjoy finding common ground with varying clientele.
(269) 355-6527 View (269) 355-6527
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Nile H Khabeiry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edison, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
I believe that people do have the ability to change but often need a little help to reach their goals. I have been successful working with clients who are struggling with addictions, interactions with the legal system, family issues, as well as childhood trauma. I have a common sense, reality based approach that is easy for clients to relate to and am flexible by using several therapeutic theories to help my clients achieve their goals.
I believe that people do have the ability to change but often need a little help to reach their goals. I have been successful working with clients who are struggling with addictions, interactions with the legal system, family issues, as well as childhood trauma. I have a common sense, reality based approach that is easy for clients to relate to and am flexible by using several therapeutic theories to help my clients achieve their goals.
(269) 580-8199 View (269) 580-8199
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Ashley Outman-Bohne
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC , CAADC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edison, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
I approach therapy as a process of joining with my clients in dealing with difficult situations that they face. I will listen carefully and strive to provide an emotionally safe and nonjudgmental space to explore and work through your concerns. Experiencing a genuine connection in a relaxed atmosphere is an essential part of the therapy process. Whether you find yourself stuck in old patterns or life changes, I can provide support, discovery and insight that can help you move through painful issues to a life with more joy, meaning and peace.
I approach therapy as a process of joining with my clients in dealing with difficult situations that they face. I will listen carefully and strive to provide an emotionally safe and nonjudgmental space to explore and work through your concerns. Experiencing a genuine connection in a relaxed atmosphere is an essential part of the therapy process. Whether you find yourself stuck in old patterns or life changes, I can provide support, discovery and insight that can help you move through painful issues to a life with more joy, meaning and peace.
(269) 743-4845 View (269) 743-4845
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Karen Hermann
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edison, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
I am a licensed psychologist whose experience involves working with individuals and couples with a variety of concerns since 2005. My approach to counseling focuses on facilitating healing and growth by integrating the many important aspects of the whole person, including thoughts, feelings, behaviors, relationships, and spiritual beliefs. I integrate techniques from cognitive-behavioral and humanistic theories of psychotherapy and work with people on optimizing their relationships.
I am a licensed psychologist whose experience involves working with individuals and couples with a variety of concerns since 2005. My approach to counseling focuses on facilitating healing and growth by integrating the many important aspects of the whole person, including thoughts, feelings, behaviors, relationships, and spiritual beliefs. I integrate techniques from cognitive-behavioral and humanistic theories of psychotherapy and work with people on optimizing their relationships.
(269) 205-4794 View (269) 205-4794
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Laura Hinkley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LLMFT, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Edison, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Waitlist for new clients
I believe in the power of therapy to be a catalyst for growth, to gain new perspectives for tackling challenges, and to improve dynamics between individuals and within families. However, it all starts with relationship. I am committed to creating an inviting, safe space for my clients. My sixteen years as a progressive educator provide the roots of my growth-oriented approach and are the foundation on which I work to collaborate with clients when learning new skills, new perspectives or processing painful life events.
I believe in the power of therapy to be a catalyst for growth, to gain new perspectives for tackling challenges, and to improve dynamics between individuals and within families. However, it all starts with relationship. I am committed to creating an inviting, safe space for my clients. My sixteen years as a progressive educator provide the roots of my growth-oriented approach and are the foundation on which I work to collaborate with clients when learning new skills, new perspectives or processing painful life events.
(269) 743-5090 View (269) 743-5090
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Shannon E Aardema
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edison, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
I am thrilled to be able to offer counseling services to people that live in the West Michigan area. Although, I specialize in the treatment of children and adolescents, I also enjoy working with individuals and couples. If you are having difficulty with adjusting to new life circumstances, having relationship issues, or if you are a person that is living with a Mental Illness I am eager to help you work through your situation. Life is too short to face your problems alone and I am always willing to listen and help you work towards a new way to face your life's challenges.
I am thrilled to be able to offer counseling services to people that live in the West Michigan area. Although, I specialize in the treatment of children and adolescents, I also enjoy working with individuals and couples. If you are having difficulty with adjusting to new life circumstances, having relationship issues, or if you are a person that is living with a Mental Illness I am eager to help you work through your situation. Life is too short to face your problems alone and I am always willing to listen and help you work towards a new way to face your life's challenges.
(269) 533-5364 View (269) 533-5364
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Erin Praedel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edison, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed professional counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist. I specialize in relationship wellness and work with individuals, couples, & families. I earned my master's degree in community counseling with a focus on marriage and family therapy from Western Michigan University in 2010. I am focused on meeting you where you and helping you achieve your goals. My style is kind and non-judgmental. My focus is listening to you and facilitating an environment where you can make the changes in your life that you want. I also have a therapy dog, Rozy, who is available to you, if you would find that comforting.
I am a licensed professional counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist. I specialize in relationship wellness and work with individuals, couples, & families. I earned my master's degree in community counseling with a focus on marriage and family therapy from Western Michigan University in 2010. I am focused on meeting you where you and helping you achieve your goals. My style is kind and non-judgmental. My focus is listening to you and facilitating an environment where you can make the changes in your life that you want. I also have a therapy dog, Rozy, who is available to you, if you would find that comforting.
(269) 533-4825 View (269) 533-4825
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Heather Lettow DBA Trestlewood Counseling Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edison, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Not accepting new clients
Feeling overwhelmed? Lost? "Out-of-Wack?" In a "funk?" Tired of feeling "blah?" Let's work together to take back control over your life. My goal is to help clients meet their personal & emotional goals & find successes in other areas of their life. I provide counseling with individuals (of all ages), couples & families with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief, stress management & relationship issues. I want to help you be able to take the skills you learn, your healed parts & the strength that you find within yourself & use them in all areas of your life.
Feeling overwhelmed? Lost? "Out-of-Wack?" In a "funk?" Tired of feeling "blah?" Let's work together to take back control over your life. My goal is to help clients meet their personal & emotional goals & find successes in other areas of their life. I provide counseling with individuals (of all ages), couples & families with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief, stress management & relationship issues. I want to help you be able to take the skills you learn, your healed parts & the strength that you find within yourself & use them in all areas of your life.
(269) 601-7214 View (269) 601-7214

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Edison, Kalamazoo, MI

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Edison, Kalamazoo, MI who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
94% Depression
81% Trauma and PTSD
76% Relationship Issues
72% Coping Skills
72% Self Esteem
70% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

98% BlueCross and BlueShield
71% Priority Health
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Edison, Kalamazoo, MI see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Edison, Kalamazoo?

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.