Therapists in Portage, MI

Photo of Shea-Lin Shobowale-Benson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portage, MI
Shea-Lin Shobowale-Benson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portage, MI 49024
Not accepting new clients
As long as you have breath in your body, there will always be a need to "talk" to someone about life. What if I told you there is a difference between talking to someone and sharing your life experiences? As your therapist, it is important to express yourself in the best way you know how. It’s important that your decisions are respected in a safe space, so you feel comfortable, healthy and happy. It is my goal to empower you to engage in healthy behaviors through challenging alternative thoughts to increase your capability to recover from difficulties. I am in this with you. I celebrate your joys and process tough times with you.
As long as you have breath in your body, there will always be a need to "talk" to someone about life. What if I told you there is a difference between talking to someone and sharing your life experiences? As your therapist, it is important to express yourself in the best way you know how. It’s important that your decisions are respected in a safe space, so you feel comfortable, healthy and happy. It is my goal to empower you to engage in healthy behaviors through challenging alternative thoughts to increase your capability to recover from difficulties. I am in this with you. I celebrate your joys and process tough times with you.
(269) 443-1624 View (269) 443-1624
Photo of Lynn Steinhauer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Portage, MI
Lynn Steinhauer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portage, MI 49002
In my 18 years as a clinical social worker in private practice I have worked with a wide variety of people. I see my work as that of helping people to find and enhance their own coping abilities. I see it as my privilege to people who are temporarily stuck as any of us can be. I am particularly draw to helping people who have experienced trauma, are suffering from mood disorders, eating problems and the challenges of parenting and love relationships.
In my 18 years as a clinical social worker in private practice I have worked with a wide variety of people. I see my work as that of helping people to find and enhance their own coping abilities. I see it as my privilege to people who are temporarily stuck as any of us can be. I am particularly draw to helping people who have experienced trauma, are suffering from mood disorders, eating problems and the challenges of parenting and love relationships.
(269) 231-1596 View (269) 231-1596
Photo of Starr Bull, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portage, MI
Starr Bull
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LLMFT
Verified
Portage, MI 49002
Starr Bull graduated from Western Michigan University with a Master's in Couples, Marriage, and Family Therapy. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Limited Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LLMFT). She has worked with many diverse clients including men, women, couples, and families in various settings. Her specialties include, but are not limited to, working with people in recovery, with relationship issues, pre-marital, anxiety, and depression.
Starr Bull graduated from Western Michigan University with a Master's in Couples, Marriage, and Family Therapy. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Limited Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LLMFT). She has worked with many diverse clients including men, women, couples, and families in various settings. Her specialties include, but are not limited to, working with people in recovery, with relationship issues, pre-marital, anxiety, and depression.
(339) 218-3090 View (339) 218-3090
Photo of Amy Pradna-Waugaman, Marriage & Family Therapist in Portage, MI
Amy Pradna-Waugaman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LLMFT, LLC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portage, MI 49024
I work with couples, families, & individuals. My work is rooted in relationships & clients come to me feeling disconnected & stuck in unsustainable patterns without knowing how break free from the cycle. Often, clients have inherited these patterns from dysfunctional families or developed them to survive difficult times. The cycles are harder to change when facing depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, betrayal, grief, rejection, or the burden of cultural, religious, & family of origin expectations. Eventually, clients want to find a way to liberate themselves from this pattern but don't know what that looks like or where to begin.
I work with couples, families, & individuals. My work is rooted in relationships & clients come to me feeling disconnected & stuck in unsustainable patterns without knowing how break free from the cycle. Often, clients have inherited these patterns from dysfunctional families or developed them to survive difficult times. The cycles are harder to change when facing depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, betrayal, grief, rejection, or the burden of cultural, religious, & family of origin expectations. Eventually, clients want to find a way to liberate themselves from this pattern but don't know what that looks like or where to begin.
(269) 367-8675 View (269) 367-8675
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Clinical Psychology Services, PLLC
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
Portage, MI 49024
Clinical Psychology Services, PLLC (CPS) is a clinical group practice that provides psychological assessments, neuropsychological evaluations, pre-surgical assessments, and follow-up counseling if needed to their client base. CPS works closely with organizations, hospitals, family practices, and individuals in West Michigan. Your referral question; and a timely turnaround for evaluations is our priority. Please visit the rest of our website to find out more about clinical psychology services
Clinical Psychology Services, PLLC (CPS) is a clinical group practice that provides psychological assessments, neuropsychological evaluations, pre-surgical assessments, and follow-up counseling if needed to their client base. CPS works closely with organizations, hospitals, family practices, and individuals in West Michigan. Your referral question; and a timely turnaround for evaluations is our priority. Please visit the rest of our website to find out more about clinical psychology services
(269) 241-9405 View (269) 241-9405
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Dr. Kristin R Gillen
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
Portage, MI 49002
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that counseling can be a powerful agent of positive change in many individuals' lives and can serve as a source of hope for those who might be feeling discouraged. I operate from a strengths-based perspective where we identify personal assets you possess to help work through current concerns. Another aspect of my counseling approach involves assisting you in exploring personal meaning in your life and incorporating humor, when appropriate. Some of my specialty areas include: relationship concerns/stressors/boundaries, depression, anxiety, trauma, work stress, grief/loss, self-care, self-worth, and therapy for therapists.
I believe that counseling can be a powerful agent of positive change in many individuals' lives and can serve as a source of hope for those who might be feeling discouraged. I operate from a strengths-based perspective where we identify personal assets you possess to help work through current concerns. Another aspect of my counseling approach involves assisting you in exploring personal meaning in your life and incorporating humor, when appropriate. Some of my specialty areas include: relationship concerns/stressors/boundaries, depression, anxiety, trauma, work stress, grief/loss, self-care, self-worth, and therapy for therapists.
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Heather Crampton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Portage, MI 49002
Heather Crampton is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with more than 7 years of experience working with clients of all ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, races, and ethnicities in various settings. Her specialties include, but are not limited to all anxiety disorders, depression, personality disorders, substance abuse, working with anxious youth and positive youth development, helping veterans and others who suffer from PTSD. Heather graduated from Western Michigan University with a Master's degree in Counselor Education-Clinical Mental Health.
Heather Crampton is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with more than 7 years of experience working with clients of all ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, races, and ethnicities in various settings. Her specialties include, but are not limited to all anxiety disorders, depression, personality disorders, substance abuse, working with anxious youth and positive youth development, helping veterans and others who suffer from PTSD. Heather graduated from Western Michigan University with a Master's degree in Counselor Education-Clinical Mental Health.
(269) 205-6422 View (269) 205-6422
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Rachel Mills
Counselor, MA, LPC, PMH-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Portage, MI 49002
Life is complex. From time to time, we all need extra support to navigate it. Maybe you are experiencing anxiety and depression and aren't sure how to break the cycle. Maybe you want to recover from past trauma or grief. Maybe you just want to feel like yourself again. No matter what challenges you face, I will provide a safe space for you to overcome them. I will be there to support you every step of the way as you find healing, hope, and wholeness.
Life is complex. From time to time, we all need extra support to navigate it. Maybe you are experiencing anxiety and depression and aren't sure how to break the cycle. Maybe you want to recover from past trauma or grief. Maybe you just want to feel like yourself again. No matter what challenges you face, I will provide a safe space for you to overcome them. I will be there to support you every step of the way as you find healing, hope, and wholeness.
(269) 399-3293 View (269) 399-3293
Photo of Carin Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Portage, MI
Carin Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
Portage, MI 49024  (Online Only)
Does it feel like parts of you work against each other to hold you back? Do you find it difficult to escape the same problems coming up over and over again? I believe that our attachment experiences play a critical role for all of us in how we view and understand the world, and how we relate to others, but sometimes those things we've learned start holding us back rather than helping us thrive. I believe that we all possess the capacity for resilience and healing, and in therapy can regain access to, and build upon, our own internal strengths.
Does it feel like parts of you work against each other to hold you back? Do you find it difficult to escape the same problems coming up over and over again? I believe that our attachment experiences play a critical role for all of us in how we view and understand the world, and how we relate to others, but sometimes those things we've learned start holding us back rather than helping us thrive. I believe that we all possess the capacity for resilience and healing, and in therapy can regain access to, and build upon, our own internal strengths.
(269) 248-7017 View (269) 248-7017
Photo of Ashley Nederveld, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portage, MI
Ashley Nederveld
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portage, MI 49002  (Online Only)
I'm excited to be able to connect with clients from all over Michigan through telehealth, providing therapy from the comfort of your own space. My therapeutic approach is rooted in evidence-based treatments, tailored to your unique needs and experiences. I specialize in stress management, life transitions, women’s issues, perinatal mood disorders, anxiety, and depression. I believe in the power of therapy to help manage life's challenges and transitions, and I'm here to provide the support and tools you need to navigate these times.
I'm excited to be able to connect with clients from all over Michigan through telehealth, providing therapy from the comfort of your own space. My therapeutic approach is rooted in evidence-based treatments, tailored to your unique needs and experiences. I specialize in stress management, life transitions, women’s issues, perinatal mood disorders, anxiety, and depression. I believe in the power of therapy to help manage life's challenges and transitions, and I'm here to provide the support and tools you need to navigate these times.
(269) 421-0973 View (269) 421-0973
Photo of Margaret L Hunter, Limited Licensed Psychologist in Portage, MI
Margaret L Hunter
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MS, MA, LLP, OTRL
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portage, MI 49002
Overwhelmed, confused, anxiety, frustration, stuck or numb? All relationships (marriage, partners, parenting, work) can create these feelings. Positive changes can happen with a caring and skilled professional. I work with adults and couples in issues of loss, children/adolescence, life changes, blended families, parenting, using a variety of helpful methods. I specialize in a holistic approach including cognitive therapy, DBT, marital/vocational/school issues, assertiveness, relationship support, parenting strategies, behavioral and insight based in a supportive and caring style. I have been a therapist and an educator and I have life experience that connects me with my clients.
Overwhelmed, confused, anxiety, frustration, stuck or numb? All relationships (marriage, partners, parenting, work) can create these feelings. Positive changes can happen with a caring and skilled professional. I work with adults and couples in issues of loss, children/adolescence, life changes, blended families, parenting, using a variety of helpful methods. I specialize in a holistic approach including cognitive therapy, DBT, marital/vocational/school issues, assertiveness, relationship support, parenting strategies, behavioral and insight based in a supportive and caring style. I have been a therapist and an educator and I have life experience that connects me with my clients.
(269) 421-0017 View (269) 421-0017
Photo of Karen Jacobs, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Portage, MI
Karen Jacobs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portage, MI 49002
Life is a journey! So many ups and downs. Whether you are going through a rough patch in life, need tools to help you grow, or just want someone to listen to what you are going through, I hope I can be that person for you. I will strive to be your safe place, be honest with you, encourage you, help you find your strengths, and help equip you for the life you live. I have several years of social work experience, many of them working with children and adolescents. Everything from pregnancy counseling and adoption, to working in the schools, to now being a therapist.
Life is a journey! So many ups and downs. Whether you are going through a rough patch in life, need tools to help you grow, or just want someone to listen to what you are going through, I hope I can be that person for you. I will strive to be your safe place, be honest with you, encourage you, help you find your strengths, and help equip you for the life you live. I have several years of social work experience, many of them working with children and adolescents. Everything from pregnancy counseling and adoption, to working in the schools, to now being a therapist.
(269) 257-2336 View (269) 257-2336
Photo of Ken Martin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Portage, MI
Ken Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Portage, MI 49002
We all have had some life stressors and challenging situations, and we all can benefit from guidance and support to help us through those difficult times. I have worked in the mental health field for over 25 years and have assisted countless clients in coping with daily life stressors, trauma and depression during that time. Sometimes we all have things that happen and impact our lives, and we need someone to talk with about it. We can work together, to help you become the best version of yourself. I enjoy working with people from varied backgrounds.
We all have had some life stressors and challenging situations, and we all can benefit from guidance and support to help us through those difficult times. I have worked in the mental health field for over 25 years and have assisted countless clients in coping with daily life stressors, trauma and depression during that time. Sometimes we all have things that happen and impact our lives, and we need someone to talk with about it. We can work together, to help you become the best version of yourself. I enjoy working with people from varied backgrounds.
(269) 399-5192 x702 View (269) 399-5192 x702
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Curtis S Pierce
Counselor, MA, LLC
Verified
Portage, MI 49024
The most important choice you will ever make is not the one you made yesterday, but the one you make today. Tomorrow is in the future, today is now, choose today. The time is now. I empower people to achieve personal, professional, and spiritual growth in their lives. I am committed to helping others change their lives by exploring personal strengths.
The most important choice you will ever make is not the one you made yesterday, but the one you make today. Tomorrow is in the future, today is now, choose today. The time is now. I empower people to achieve personal, professional, and spiritual growth in their lives. I am committed to helping others change their lives by exploring personal strengths.
(269) 247-4943 View (269) 247-4943
Photo of Sandy Bates, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Portage, MI
Sandy Bates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portage, MI 49024
Life can present itself with challenging situations that can overwhelm our capacity to cope. When you have a physical illness what's the first thing you do? Go to the doctor! If you're suffering from a mental health illness, seek relief and find a good mental health professional. Depression, PTSD, anxiety, marriage counseling, ADHD, and addiction are just a few examples of the particular areas I can assist you with in therapy.
Life can present itself with challenging situations that can overwhelm our capacity to cope. When you have a physical illness what's the first thing you do? Go to the doctor! If you're suffering from a mental health illness, seek relief and find a good mental health professional. Depression, PTSD, anxiety, marriage counseling, ADHD, and addiction are just a few examples of the particular areas I can assist you with in therapy.
(269) 215-5616 View (269) 215-5616
Photo of Lissa Perkins, Psychologist in Portage, MI
Lissa Perkins
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portage, MI 49002
You are ready to find a better way to end your emotional and physical pain. Successful clients of EMDR learn to change old habits of thoughts and behaviors so you can have a life with less suffering and more joy. Let me help you heal and grow with love, compassion and humor! Studies in EMDR psychotherapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. EMDR therapy has been recognized as an effective form of treatment by the World Health Organization and the Veterans Administration. Email me today. I will try to return your emails within 48 business hours.
You are ready to find a better way to end your emotional and physical pain. Successful clients of EMDR learn to change old habits of thoughts and behaviors so you can have a life with less suffering and more joy. Let me help you heal and grow with love, compassion and humor! Studies in EMDR psychotherapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. EMDR therapy has been recognized as an effective form of treatment by the World Health Organization and the Veterans Administration. Email me today. I will try to return your emails within 48 business hours.
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Photo of Julie Carbajal, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portage, MI
Julie Carbajal
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LLP, LPC, NCC, CAADC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Portage, MI 49002
Most of my clients come to me with anxiety, obsessive compulsive, or trauma disorders. They find their worlds shrinking as a result and aren't sure how to break the cycle. For clients with anxiety and trauma disorders, I use exposure therapy to break cycles of fear, anxiety, and avoidance. I also see clients troubled by marginalization due to identity, relationship struggles, substance use, and psychotic disorders, and they too deal with pain that gets in the way of what's important in their lives. They often feel trapped or stuck and want to find a way through the barriers keeping them from meaning and purpose in their lives.
Most of my clients come to me with anxiety, obsessive compulsive, or trauma disorders. They find their worlds shrinking as a result and aren't sure how to break the cycle. For clients with anxiety and trauma disorders, I use exposure therapy to break cycles of fear, anxiety, and avoidance. I also see clients troubled by marginalization due to identity, relationship struggles, substance use, and psychotic disorders, and they too deal with pain that gets in the way of what's important in their lives. They often feel trapped or stuck and want to find a way through the barriers keeping them from meaning and purpose in their lives.
(269) 366-4595 View (269) 366-4595
Photo of Travis Ericksen, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portage, MI
Travis Ericksen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portage, MI 49002
Courage is not the absence of fear. Rather, it is a mindset of moving forward despite the fear because something else is more important. You are reading this page because you already realized your wellbeing is more important than whatever emotions or challenges are trying to hold you back from your full potential. You taking this first step of seeking help is truly a courageous act and a sign of inner strength. As your counselor, I will help you develop a new mindset of courage and resilience to confidently face life’s challenges. My goal is to create a safe place for you to reevaluate your lived experiences, emotions, and thinking.
Courage is not the absence of fear. Rather, it is a mindset of moving forward despite the fear because something else is more important. You are reading this page because you already realized your wellbeing is more important than whatever emotions or challenges are trying to hold you back from your full potential. You taking this first step of seeking help is truly a courageous act and a sign of inner strength. As your counselor, I will help you develop a new mindset of courage and resilience to confidently face life’s challenges. My goal is to create a safe place for you to reevaluate your lived experiences, emotions, and thinking.
(269) 257-2162 View (269) 257-2162
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Danielle Snow
LLMSW, MA
Verified
Portage, MI 49024
Are you feeling like you’re stuck in survival mode? Does it feel overwhelming to experience your emotions? You are not alone. I am passionate about working with people on reconnecting to themselves, their bodies, and their emotions so they can live the lives they want to live. I respect the vulnerability and courage it takes to navigate one’s healing journey, and I see each person as the expert of their own life. In therapy, I aim to co-create a shame-free space with clients where we can explore, understand, and develop strategies for easing life’s challenges. My therapy style is centered in Somatic-Based Therapies and Mindfulness.
Are you feeling like you’re stuck in survival mode? Does it feel overwhelming to experience your emotions? You are not alone. I am passionate about working with people on reconnecting to themselves, their bodies, and their emotions so they can live the lives they want to live. I respect the vulnerability and courage it takes to navigate one’s healing journey, and I see each person as the expert of their own life. In therapy, I aim to co-create a shame-free space with clients where we can explore, understand, and develop strategies for easing life’s challenges. My therapy style is centered in Somatic-Based Therapies and Mindfulness.
(269) 256-2852 View (269) 256-2852
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Rhoda Hacker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Portage, MI 49002  (Online Only)
Rhoda Hacker is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20+ years of experience. She works with diverse populations, including active duty and veteran service members. Personal, cultural, and social conditions including negative life events (big and small) can lead to behaviors or characteristics which are not helpful. Rhoda works with those having difficulty adjusting to life transitions and those who have experienced domestic violence, sexual abuse, childhood abuse, combat, and other traumas. These experiences can increase the risk of depression, anxiety, anger, and aggression in relationships.
Rhoda Hacker is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20+ years of experience. She works with diverse populations, including active duty and veteran service members. Personal, cultural, and social conditions including negative life events (big and small) can lead to behaviors or characteristics which are not helpful. Rhoda works with those having difficulty adjusting to life transitions and those who have experienced domestic violence, sexual abuse, childhood abuse, combat, and other traumas. These experiences can increase the risk of depression, anxiety, anger, and aggression in relationships.
(269) 291-0674 View (269) 291-0674

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Number of Therapists in Portage, MI

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Portage, MI who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
77% Trauma and PTSD
77% Self Esteem
76% Coping Skills
72% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% BlueCross and BlueShield
74% Blue Care Network
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Portage, MI see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Portage?

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.