Therapists in Kentwood, MI

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Audrey M Mitchell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kentwood, MI 49512
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I’m Audrey. I’m an AASECT certified sex therapist. Before you read anymore, I want you to know that you are seen, you are valued, and you are important. My assumption is you may feel anxious, alone, curious, frustrated, confused or some of all those things (or none- that’s okay too). I provide a safe space for you to feel brave on your path towards awareness & growth through an empowering therapeutic relationship. It’s a privilege for me to walk alongside you, whether you are an individual or couple.
Hi, I’m Audrey. I’m an AASECT certified sex therapist. Before you read anymore, I want you to know that you are seen, you are valued, and you are important. My assumption is you may feel anxious, alone, curious, frustrated, confused or some of all those things (or none- that’s okay too). I provide a safe space for you to feel brave on your path towards awareness & growth through an empowering therapeutic relationship. It’s a privilege for me to walk alongside you, whether you are an individual or couple.
(616) 213-1918 View (616) 213-1918
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Xuejing (Jing) Fan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kentwood, MI 49512
Sometimes, it can seem like there is a feeling or "voice" inside us throwing us off, pulling us in different directions. I am here to help you understand more about that emotional voice: where it comes from, why it’s there, and what it means. We will give you the best chance to succeed by focusing on the best of you and what works for you. We will gradually confront what challenges you, and do so together. If you are off balance in what feels like a hopeless or permanent way, just know you are not alone. I can help. You matter to me, and you deserve to be heard and seen. Let's start that journey together!
Sometimes, it can seem like there is a feeling or "voice" inside us throwing us off, pulling us in different directions. I am here to help you understand more about that emotional voice: where it comes from, why it’s there, and what it means. We will give you the best chance to succeed by focusing on the best of you and what works for you. We will gradually confront what challenges you, and do so together. If you are off balance in what feels like a hopeless or permanent way, just know you are not alone. I can help. You matter to me, and you deserve to be heard and seen. Let's start that journey together!
(616) 504-2420 View (616) 504-2420
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Nicholas Saarela
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kentwood, MI 49512
We all try our best to stay balanced. We take the little hits life throws our way, try to manage and overcome. Sex, love, money, communication, who we are and what we feel, that "devil on our shoulder" that sometimes gets a bigger say than we'd like... We fight to stay ahead, but somehow the little things pile up into big things. We try to find ways to cope. But when we stay overwhelmed, we can become used to those harmful coping mechanisms. What used to feel temporary turns permanent, and constant struggle becomes the "new normal." We want to find our way through it, but we can't seem to do it alone, and aren't sure where to go.
We all try our best to stay balanced. We take the little hits life throws our way, try to manage and overcome. Sex, love, money, communication, who we are and what we feel, that "devil on our shoulder" that sometimes gets a bigger say than we'd like... We fight to stay ahead, but somehow the little things pile up into big things. We try to find ways to cope. But when we stay overwhelmed, we can become used to those harmful coping mechanisms. What used to feel temporary turns permanent, and constant struggle becomes the "new normal." We want to find our way through it, but we can't seem to do it alone, and aren't sure where to go.
(616) 841-9211 View (616) 841-9211
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Springboard Neuropsychological Assessments
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Kentwood, MI 49512
NOTE: I have not yet opened my clinical practice, but have a tentative start date of September of 2024. Prior to the start date, I will alter the settings on my profile to start adding patients to my schedule. My ideal client is a child, adolescent, or young adult (ages 4 to 22) who is facing significant learning, cognitive, or behavioral challenges, often accompanied by complex medical histories or suspected brain-related conditions. Such individuals may struggle with attention, memory, problem-solving, or emotional regulation, and neuropsychological assessment can bring clarity and effective strategies to support development.
NOTE: I have not yet opened my clinical practice, but have a tentative start date of September of 2024. Prior to the start date, I will alter the settings on my profile to start adding patients to my schedule. My ideal client is a child, adolescent, or young adult (ages 4 to 22) who is facing significant learning, cognitive, or behavioral challenges, often accompanied by complex medical histories or suspected brain-related conditions. Such individuals may struggle with attention, memory, problem-solving, or emotional regulation, and neuropsychological assessment can bring clarity and effective strategies to support development.
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Kaili Ball
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Kentwood, MI 49512
The decision to start therapy can be overwhelming & anxiety provoking. You may be wondering how therapy can help or who the right therapist is. You're not alone! My hope is to help you feel comfortable & confident in your decision to be here. I have over eight years of clinical experience working with depression, anxiety, life transitions, mood disorders, family &/or relational conflict, grief, complex medical diagnoses, & trauma. I strive to create an environment in which we identify where change is needed while highlighting the strengths you already possess. I value building trust, fostering connection, & embracing vulnerability.
The decision to start therapy can be overwhelming & anxiety provoking. You may be wondering how therapy can help or who the right therapist is. You're not alone! My hope is to help you feel comfortable & confident in your decision to be here. I have over eight years of clinical experience working with depression, anxiety, life transitions, mood disorders, family &/or relational conflict, grief, complex medical diagnoses, & trauma. I strive to create an environment in which we identify where change is needed while highlighting the strengths you already possess. I value building trust, fostering connection, & embracing vulnerability.
(616) 947-5049 View (616) 947-5049
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Maija Grisa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kentwood, MI 49508
Not accepting new clients
Choosing the right therapist can be a really difficult decision. One of the biggest barriers to starting therapy may simply be that you don’t know what to expect. My goal as a therapist is to provide you with complete transparency as we work together to reach your goals. My role in our relationship is to support you as you process, grow, and heal.
Choosing the right therapist can be a really difficult decision. One of the biggest barriers to starting therapy may simply be that you don’t know what to expect. My goal as a therapist is to provide you with complete transparency as we work together to reach your goals. My role in our relationship is to support you as you process, grow, and heal.
(616) 208-5552 View (616) 208-5552
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Oriana Christina Bruno
Limited Licensed Psychologist, LLP, ICAADC, CTS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kentwood, MI 49512
Over the past eighteen years, I have worked in community mental health, residential and private practice facilities helping children, adolescents, and adults solve problems and make significant changes in their lives. I am a Limited Licensed Psychologist, Certified Trauma Specialist, Adoption Specialist and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I strongly believe that the therapeutic relationship is the most important element in making lasting changes. Helping you feel comfortable so we can build a trusting and secure relationship is my goal.
Over the past eighteen years, I have worked in community mental health, residential and private practice facilities helping children, adolescents, and adults solve problems and make significant changes in their lives. I am a Limited Licensed Psychologist, Certified Trauma Specialist, Adoption Specialist and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I strongly believe that the therapeutic relationship is the most important element in making lasting changes. Helping you feel comfortable so we can build a trusting and secure relationship is my goal.
(616) 871-2213 View (616) 871-2213
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Debra Peters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LPC, MA, MBA
Verified Verified
Kentwood, MI 49508
If your life has been disrupted by anxiety, anger, depression, an addiction or the crisis of a divorce/break-up, job loss, financial difficulty or parenting challenge, know that you are not alone and that counseling can help you - heal; conquer any type of challenge; establish a workable life plan; repair relationships; renew your faith; and restore your emotional health. If your child is struggling with a behavior problem, ADHD, a learning difficulty or worrisome levels of stress and anxiety, counseling can help them gain self-control, alter disruptive behavior, use effective coping skills and restore their self-confidence.
If your life has been disrupted by anxiety, anger, depression, an addiction or the crisis of a divorce/break-up, job loss, financial difficulty or parenting challenge, know that you are not alone and that counseling can help you - heal; conquer any type of challenge; establish a workable life plan; repair relationships; renew your faith; and restore your emotional health. If your child is struggling with a behavior problem, ADHD, a learning difficulty or worrisome levels of stress and anxiety, counseling can help them gain self-control, alter disruptive behavior, use effective coping skills and restore their self-confidence.
(616) 536-8111 View (616) 536-8111
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Anna Psaute
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, OMC
Verified Verified
Kentwood, MI 49508
Waitlist for new clients
Are you a young professional who feels stuck in life, held back by anxiety, or lack of motivation because you don’t know where you want to go? Are you an athlete and know you could perform better if you were just more calm and in control of your emotions? Or maybe you have a child who is struggling with emotional regulation, flexibility and anxiety. I work with each of these populations to help the young professional thrive, the athlete maintain mental and emotional stability while performing and the child who’s anxious to calm fear and hyper vigilance.
Are you a young professional who feels stuck in life, held back by anxiety, or lack of motivation because you don’t know where you want to go? Are you an athlete and know you could perform better if you were just more calm and in control of your emotions? Or maybe you have a child who is struggling with emotional regulation, flexibility and anxiety. I work with each of these populations to help the young professional thrive, the athlete maintain mental and emotional stability while performing and the child who’s anxious to calm fear and hyper vigilance.
(616) 828-4745 View (616) 828-4745
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Grace Chandler
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Kentwood, MI 49512
One of the most universal human experiences is the feeling of being “stuck.” Oftentimes, we’re able to identify patterns and behaviors that we wish to change, but we still find ourselves struggling to move forward. Good news: you already possess the strength and resilience you need to create the life you long for! I’ll walk alongside you in discovering this innate power, while learning to welcome your emotions and experiences. Together, we’ll replace patterns with developing more meaningful ways to relate to yourself, others, and the world around you.
One of the most universal human experiences is the feeling of being “stuck.” Oftentimes, we’re able to identify patterns and behaviors that we wish to change, but we still find ourselves struggling to move forward. Good news: you already possess the strength and resilience you need to create the life you long for! I’ll walk alongside you in discovering this innate power, while learning to welcome your emotions and experiences. Together, we’ll replace patterns with developing more meaningful ways to relate to yourself, others, and the world around you.
(616) 201-4864 View (616) 201-4864
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Parker Kwiatkowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
Kentwood, MI 49512
As a person who knows firsthand what it’s like to begin the counseling process, I understand how critical it is to connect with your counselor and the feelings that come with taking these first steps. As such, guiding my clients toward personal growth is a passion of mine. I firmly believe that each individual has the potential to overcome challenges and thrive. Therapy is not a "one-size-fits-all" process, and my approach is grounded in empathy and respect. It’s imperative that you feel heard, as well as empowered while pursuing your journey toward the life you imagine for yourself!
As a person who knows firsthand what it’s like to begin the counseling process, I understand how critical it is to connect with your counselor and the feelings that come with taking these first steps. As such, guiding my clients toward personal growth is a passion of mine. I firmly believe that each individual has the potential to overcome challenges and thrive. Therapy is not a "one-size-fits-all" process, and my approach is grounded in empathy and respect. It’s imperative that you feel heard, as well as empowered while pursuing your journey toward the life you imagine for yourself!
(616) 577-7497 View (616) 577-7497
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Samantha Doorn
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
Kentwood, MI 49508
Waitlist for new clients
Have you ever felt like you’re craving something more in your life but aren’t sure where to start? Felt like you’re overwhelmed in your season of life or felt stuck in the same day-to-day cycle? I believe that we as humans possess a wide variety of strengths and are capable of far more than we give ourselves credit for. As a counselor, I believe that you are the expert on your own life. You are the one living it after all! My role is to work together with you on areas of your life that you’re craving change or that you’re experiencing a problem with.
Have you ever felt like you’re craving something more in your life but aren’t sure where to start? Felt like you’re overwhelmed in your season of life or felt stuck in the same day-to-day cycle? I believe that we as humans possess a wide variety of strengths and are capable of far more than we give ourselves credit for. As a counselor, I believe that you are the expert on your own life. You are the one living it after all! My role is to work together with you on areas of your life that you’re craving change or that you’re experiencing a problem with.
(616) 404-0038 View (616) 404-0038
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Shari Bowers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Kentwood, MI 49508
Welcome! I'm delighted to meet you. As a licensed therapist, I'm here to offer compassionate care and support on your journey towards healing and growth. I specialize in treating various conditions, including depression, chronic stress, anxiety, ADHD, addictions, PTSD, self-esteem issues, and trauma. My experience extends to working with parents facing child behavior challenges, as well as children with mental illness. I have a passion for working with teens and adolescents. If you're seeking compassionate support and personalized therapy, I'm here to help you navigate life's challenges and rediscover your inner strength.
Welcome! I'm delighted to meet you. As a licensed therapist, I'm here to offer compassionate care and support on your journey towards healing and growth. I specialize in treating various conditions, including depression, chronic stress, anxiety, ADHD, addictions, PTSD, self-esteem issues, and trauma. My experience extends to working with parents facing child behavior challenges, as well as children with mental illness. I have a passion for working with teens and adolescents. If you're seeking compassionate support and personalized therapy, I'm here to help you navigate life's challenges and rediscover your inner strength.
(616) 504-2868 View (616) 504-2868
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Hope Welch
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified Verified
Kentwood, MI 49512
Is life a little overwhelming right now? You deserve to be heard in a non-judgmental environment regardless of your life journey and the issues that you're currently facing. Despite what challenge it is that you're experiencing, there is a road map to improving your life satisfaction. Counseling can provide a space for each individual to self-navigate current life situations. You'll also learn coping skills for when future stressors arise. I offer Christian counseling as an option for those interested but I love working with people from all walks of life.
Is life a little overwhelming right now? You deserve to be heard in a non-judgmental environment regardless of your life journey and the issues that you're currently facing. Despite what challenge it is that you're experiencing, there is a road map to improving your life satisfaction. Counseling can provide a space for each individual to self-navigate current life situations. You'll also learn coping skills for when future stressors arise. I offer Christian counseling as an option for those interested but I love working with people from all walks of life.
(616) 208-4096 View (616) 208-4096
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Kerby Killingham
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kentwood, MI 49548
I always knew that in some capacity, I wanted to work in a profession that would allow me to help people. As a young adult, I realized that counseling would be an amazing way for me to work with people as they face difficulties in life. I attended Grand Valley State University where I received my Bachelor's degree in psychology and later the University of Phoenix where I received my Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling.
I always knew that in some capacity, I wanted to work in a profession that would allow me to help people. As a young adult, I realized that counseling would be an amazing way for me to work with people as they face difficulties in life. I attended Grand Valley State University where I received my Bachelor's degree in psychology and later the University of Phoenix where I received my Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling.
(616) 449-3038 View (616) 449-3038
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Sonya Humy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Kentwood, MI 49512  (Online Only)
Life is hard. Change is harder. We all have moments in life when we feel overwhelmed, confused, or stuck. During these times, people are often unsure of how to proceed and may feel burdened with the pressure of wanting things to be the ‘right’ way. When it comes to individual well-being, there is no right or wrong way. Therapy is a safe place to express your emotions, gain insights into your thoughts and behaviors through self-exploration, and develop healthier coping strategies so you can be your most authentic self in all aspects of your daily life.
Life is hard. Change is harder. We all have moments in life when we feel overwhelmed, confused, or stuck. During these times, people are often unsure of how to proceed and may feel burdened with the pressure of wanting things to be the ‘right’ way. When it comes to individual well-being, there is no right or wrong way. Therapy is a safe place to express your emotions, gain insights into your thoughts and behaviors through self-exploration, and develop healthier coping strategies so you can be your most authentic self in all aspects of your daily life.
(616) 239-3101 View (616) 239-3101
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Kim K Janis
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MS, LLP
Verified Verified
Kentwood, MI 49512
I've had the opportunity to counsel individuals struggling with anxiety and depression as well as behavioral concerns. The goal of therapy is to provide my client with what they're needing most, a reduction in anxious symptoms for example while collaborating on how they might function in society without barriers. I also complete comprehensive psychological evaluations for concerns with anxiety, depression, ADHD, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and Autism. Although each client is different and their needs unique, each assessment's goal is to help answer the presenting question.
I've had the opportunity to counsel individuals struggling with anxiety and depression as well as behavioral concerns. The goal of therapy is to provide my client with what they're needing most, a reduction in anxious symptoms for example while collaborating on how they might function in society without barriers. I also complete comprehensive psychological evaluations for concerns with anxiety, depression, ADHD, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and Autism. Although each client is different and their needs unique, each assessment's goal is to help answer the presenting question.
(616) 253-9112 View (616) 253-9112
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Madyson Sniecinski
Counselor
Verified Verified
Kentwood, MI 49508  (Online Only)
I am interested in working with adults, adolescents, and children ages 8 and up. I believe that no one knows you better than you know yourself. I will try my very best to understand your worldview, values, and beliefs so that we can work together on setting goals and creating effective change throughout the therapy process. I want to empower you to be able to navigate through the ups and downs of life. In order to accomplish that, I am interested in employing a wide range of theories in order to help you reach your goals such as Person-Centered, Strengths Based, Solution Focused, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I am interested in working with adults, adolescents, and children ages 8 and up. I believe that no one knows you better than you know yourself. I will try my very best to understand your worldview, values, and beliefs so that we can work together on setting goals and creating effective change throughout the therapy process. I want to empower you to be able to navigate through the ups and downs of life. In order to accomplish that, I am interested in employing a wide range of theories in order to help you reach your goals such as Person-Centered, Strengths Based, Solution Focused, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(616) 439-6725 View (616) 439-6725
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Lawrence Donta' Young
Counselor, LLPC
Verified Verified
Kentwood, MI 49508
Not accepting new clients
My goal is to be able to walk along side of the individuals and families, and to help navigate the desired destination of the client. I trust that this will happen by making sure that there is communication and expectations that are attainable and desirable for all involved parties. I use multiple approaches to accomplish this.
My goal is to be able to walk along side of the individuals and families, and to help navigate the desired destination of the client. I trust that this will happen by making sure that there is communication and expectations that are attainable and desirable for all involved parties. I use multiple approaches to accomplish this.
(616) 236-6399 x1171 View (616) 236-6399 x1171
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Rachael Kool
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Kentwood, MI 49508
We find ourselves traveling down the same roads all the time, same route to work, school, and even family and friends' houses. Sometimes we become so used to the way we are living that change is often difficult to achieve. I believe this is because we are stuck in ways of thinking because we have done it for as long as we can remember. "That's just the way I am." If you are looking to find a new way of doing things because you are unsatisfied or stuck in a rut, I would love to help you navigate change.
We find ourselves traveling down the same roads all the time, same route to work, school, and even family and friends' houses. Sometimes we become so used to the way we are living that change is often difficult to achieve. I believe this is because we are stuck in ways of thinking because we have done it for as long as we can remember. "That's just the way I am." If you are looking to find a new way of doing things because you are unsatisfied or stuck in a rut, I would love to help you navigate change.
(616) 258-2590 View (616) 258-2590

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Kentwood, MI

90+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Kentwood, MI who prioritize treating:

87% Depression
85% Anxiety
78% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
72% Relationship Issues
72% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
76% Priority Health
55% Blue Care Network

How Therapists in Kentwood, MI see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Kentwood?

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.