Therapists in Royal Oak, MI

Photo of Reilly Barth, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Royal Oak, MI
Reilly Barth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Are you feeling the pressure to settle down and start a family, but you aren’t sure that is what you want for your life? Are you looking to heal from past sexual trauma while also developing the insight and skills to create lasting intimate relationships? Are you someone who appears to have it all figured out on the outside but on the inside you are dealing with nagging self-doubt, anxious thoughts, and questions about the future? This work can and will be challenging and vulnerable, but it will also be full of curiosity, courage, and growth.
Are you feeling the pressure to settle down and start a family, but you aren’t sure that is what you want for your life? Are you looking to heal from past sexual trauma while also developing the insight and skills to create lasting intimate relationships? Are you someone who appears to have it all figured out on the outside but on the inside you are dealing with nagging self-doubt, anxious thoughts, and questions about the future? This work can and will be challenging and vulnerable, but it will also be full of curiosity, courage, and growth.
(947) 777-0615 View (947) 777-0615
Photo of Matthew Ventimiglia, Ph.D., Psychologist in Royal Oak, MI
Matthew Ventimiglia, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Royal Oak, MI 48067
I aim to provide a supportive environment in which lasting life changes are made with a greater sense of meaning, purpose, and overall well-being. I specialize in helping individuals overcome behavioral, emotional, and relationship patterns that often result in anxiety, depression, relationship problems, trauma, substance use, low self esteem etc. As a result of therapy, you will have increased self awareness, make better choices for yourself, and develop healthier, more balanced relationships.
I aim to provide a supportive environment in which lasting life changes are made with a greater sense of meaning, purpose, and overall well-being. I specialize in helping individuals overcome behavioral, emotional, and relationship patterns that often result in anxiety, depression, relationship problems, trauma, substance use, low self esteem etc. As a result of therapy, you will have increased self awareness, make better choices for yourself, and develop healthier, more balanced relationships.
(586) 501-8360 View (586) 501-8360
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Maria Barretta
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Royal Oak, MI 48067  (Online Only)
Maria is dedicated to staying at the forefront of education in the constantly developing field of mental health. Maria started her career started in early childhood education, where her passion for working with children and families directed her to grow expertise in other areas. Then, as a counselor for the incarcerated population working for the Oakland Sheriff's Department, she was an acting subject matter expert for violence, substance abuse, impulse control, depressive and suicidal ideation, and schizoaffective disorders. Maria received a Bachelor's in Psychology from UC Davis and Master's in Counseling from Oakland University.
Maria is dedicated to staying at the forefront of education in the constantly developing field of mental health. Maria started her career started in early childhood education, where her passion for working with children and families directed her to grow expertise in other areas. Then, as a counselor for the incarcerated population working for the Oakland Sheriff's Department, she was an acting subject matter expert for violence, substance abuse, impulse control, depressive and suicidal ideation, and schizoaffective disorders. Maria received a Bachelor's in Psychology from UC Davis and Master's in Counseling from Oakland University.
(248) 720-6272 View (248) 720-6272
Photo of Manjula Egan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Royal Oak, MI
Manjula Egan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Royal Oak, MI 48068
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed out and having difficulty coping? Are you feeling anxious about current or past circumstances, depressed or perhaps stuck in old patterns and negativity, wondering how to move on? Do you feel ready to explore what is happening, make a change and take control of your life? If so, I can help support you. We will work together to help you find your way through this time in your life, to find more balance, ease and peace within yourself, your relationships and your life.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed out and having difficulty coping? Are you feeling anxious about current or past circumstances, depressed or perhaps stuck in old patterns and negativity, wondering how to move on? Do you feel ready to explore what is happening, make a change and take control of your life? If so, I can help support you. We will work together to help you find your way through this time in your life, to find more balance, ease and peace within yourself, your relationships and your life.
(248) 292-3593 View (248) 292-3593
Photo of Stephen Pilarcik, Limited Licensed Psychologist in Royal Oak, MI
Stephen Pilarcik
Limited Licensed Psychologist, PsyD, MS
Verified Verified
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Do you struggle with sadness, stress, anger, and/or anxiety? Do you struggle within your romantic relationship or have problems within your family relationships? Change is definitely possible and I hope that you want to work together to make this happen! Connection between therapist and patient is key for the therapeutic relationship to work. Beginning therapy can be a very scary and difficult decision. Seeking help is the first step to improve yourself. Over the last 12 years I have provided a genuine and judgment free environment to help work through a variety of behavioral health issues.
Do you struggle with sadness, stress, anger, and/or anxiety? Do you struggle within your romantic relationship or have problems within your family relationships? Change is definitely possible and I hope that you want to work together to make this happen! Connection between therapist and patient is key for the therapeutic relationship to work. Beginning therapy can be a very scary and difficult decision. Seeking help is the first step to improve yourself. Over the last 12 years I have provided a genuine and judgment free environment to help work through a variety of behavioral health issues.
(248) 780-1538 View (248) 780-1538
Photo of Robert Ryan Flewelling, Limited Licensed Psychologist in Royal Oak, MI
Robert Ryan Flewelling
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Royal Oak, MI 48073
I believe that the process a perspective client goes through to not only identify the right therapist for them, but also develop a therapeutic relationship, is daunting and difficult. Because of this, I strive to provide a psycho-therapeutic environment that is uniquely collaborative. My approach to psychotherapy reflects the individuality of the client, and also provides an opportunity to identify core difficulties, discover a means of overcoming them, and work towards a deeper self-understanding. I focus on depression, anxiety, trauma resolution, anger, substance abuse, family discord, job stress, and problems of adolescence.
I believe that the process a perspective client goes through to not only identify the right therapist for them, but also develop a therapeutic relationship, is daunting and difficult. Because of this, I strive to provide a psycho-therapeutic environment that is uniquely collaborative. My approach to psychotherapy reflects the individuality of the client, and also provides an opportunity to identify core difficulties, discover a means of overcoming them, and work towards a deeper self-understanding. I focus on depression, anxiety, trauma resolution, anger, substance abuse, family discord, job stress, and problems of adolescence.
(248) 716-6177 View (248) 716-6177
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Stephanie Mewes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW, CCTP-I, RYT-200
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Waitlist for new clients
Job loss. A car accident. Dissatisfaction with life. The death of a loved one. Challenges such as these can greatly impact many areas of one's life. Although these challenges may be a process of life, this may cause individuals to feel "stuck," not themselves, or hopeless. Whether you are going through a difficult period or need someone to lend an ear, together we can tackle anxiety, trauma, depression, and life transitions.
Job loss. A car accident. Dissatisfaction with life. The death of a loved one. Challenges such as these can greatly impact many areas of one's life. Although these challenges may be a process of life, this may cause individuals to feel "stuck," not themselves, or hopeless. Whether you are going through a difficult period or need someone to lend an ear, together we can tackle anxiety, trauma, depression, and life transitions.
(248) 657-7765 View (248) 657-7765
Photo of Robert J Flewelling, Psychologist in Royal Oak, MI
Robert J Flewelling
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Royal Oak, MI 48073
I provide psychotherapy, counseling and group therapy for anxiety, depression, bereavement, grief, men's issues, anger management, substance abuse/addiction and a wide range of other personal, family and marital problems, including couples counseling. Also, I have advanced substance abuse/addiction education and training. From this foundation, I have a solid understanding of the role that drugs, including prescription drugs and the brains own natural compounds, have in affecting a person's mental and emotional health.
I provide psychotherapy, counseling and group therapy for anxiety, depression, bereavement, grief, men's issues, anger management, substance abuse/addiction and a wide range of other personal, family and marital problems, including couples counseling. Also, I have advanced substance abuse/addiction education and training. From this foundation, I have a solid understanding of the role that drugs, including prescription drugs and the brains own natural compounds, have in affecting a person's mental and emotional health.
(248) 764-5214 View (248) 764-5214
Photo of Allyson D Andrews, Pre-Licensed Professional in Royal Oak, MI
Allyson D Andrews
Pre-Licensed Professional, MBA, MSW, LLMSW
Verified Verified
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Life gives us all sorts of things we never asked for or weren't prepared to handle. How we process those things is important. Whether you're dealing with depression, grief, anxiety, anger, or anything else - there's hope. There is always hope on the other side. I take a relational partnership approach to each of my client's healing journey. We work together to walk back where your emotions are stemming from and how to process and move forward towards a meaningful & fulfilling life.
Life gives us all sorts of things we never asked for or weren't prepared to handle. How we process those things is important. Whether you're dealing with depression, grief, anxiety, anger, or anything else - there's hope. There is always hope on the other side. I take a relational partnership approach to each of my client's healing journey. We work together to walk back where your emotions are stemming from and how to process and move forward towards a meaningful & fulfilling life.
(248) 963-6946 View (248) 963-6946
Photo of Gregory Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Royal Oak, MI
Gregory Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, QMPH
Verified Verified
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Are you struggling with your sexual orientation and/or gender identity? Do feel isolated within the LGBTQIA community? Are your mental health symptoms (i.e. depression, anxiety, mood instability, insomnia, addiction, low self-esteem, poor body image) holding you back from fulfilling your dreams? Is trauma/PTSD ruining your life and your relationships? Do you often wonder how to help yourself? You may feel alone, isolated and withdrawn. Your challenges are not insurmountable! There is real help and the biggest step is to ask. There is no shame in asking for help. Be free from addiction, mental health and relationship struggles.
Are you struggling with your sexual orientation and/or gender identity? Do feel isolated within the LGBTQIA community? Are your mental health symptoms (i.e. depression, anxiety, mood instability, insomnia, addiction, low self-esteem, poor body image) holding you back from fulfilling your dreams? Is trauma/PTSD ruining your life and your relationships? Do you often wonder how to help yourself? You may feel alone, isolated and withdrawn. Your challenges are not insurmountable! There is real help and the biggest step is to ask. There is no shame in asking for help. Be free from addiction, mental health and relationship struggles.
(248) 290-8082 View (248) 290-8082
Photo of Navil Noguera, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Royal Oak, MI
Navil Noguera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-C
Verified Verified
Royal Oak, MI 48067  (Online Only)
Navil Noguera is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She has over 7 years of experience in health care settings, counseling settings, and stabilization units. She sees a variety of clients, most commonly those experiencing depression, anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), stress management, relationship issues, LGBTQ+ issues, grief, and life transitions. Navil completed her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Florida International University and her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Barry University.
Navil Noguera is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She has over 7 years of experience in health care settings, counseling settings, and stabilization units. She sees a variety of clients, most commonly those experiencing depression, anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), stress management, relationship issues, LGBTQ+ issues, grief, and life transitions. Navil completed her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Florida International University and her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Barry University.
(248) 826-1993 View (248) 826-1993
Photo of Jessica Topor, Marriage & Family Therapist in Royal Oak, MI
Jessica Topor
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Life is a bumpy road that presents new challenges everyday. I believe that we all have the skills and ability to overcome these challenges, but sometimes we need a little help. I provide a space for clients to address those challenges and achieve personal growth. I work with people of all ages addressing a variety of challenges with individuals, couples, and families. My focus is on tailoring therapy to meet your needs specifically through a collaborative partnership with you. You know you and your needs best!
Life is a bumpy road that presents new challenges everyday. I believe that we all have the skills and ability to overcome these challenges, but sometimes we need a little help. I provide a space for clients to address those challenges and achieve personal growth. I work with people of all ages addressing a variety of challenges with individuals, couples, and families. My focus is on tailoring therapy to meet your needs specifically through a collaborative partnership with you. You know you and your needs best!
(248) 965-0512 x248429 View (248) 965-0512 x248429
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Advance Healing & Integrative Services LLC
APNP, PMHNP, FNP-BC
Verified Verified
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Mental health needs may sometimes be overlooked in Primary Care today. Most PCPs may be too busy to ask the next question that will allow clients to open up regarding their mental health concerns. Mental health needs are growing by the minute and the second, with increased suicides and mental health breakdowns rising. Increased violence is becoming a common way of life in our society, related to minimal access to mental health services. Many people are searching for help. However, they do not know how to get there. The struggle is real.
Mental health needs may sometimes be overlooked in Primary Care today. Most PCPs may be too busy to ask the next question that will allow clients to open up regarding their mental health concerns. Mental health needs are growing by the minute and the second, with increased suicides and mental health breakdowns rising. Increased violence is becoming a common way of life in our society, related to minimal access to mental health services. Many people are searching for help. However, they do not know how to get there. The struggle is real.
(248) 983-0088 View (248) 983-0088
Photo of Kristin DeLapp, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Royal Oak, MI
Kristin DeLapp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Royal Oak, MI 48067
“The therapist must strive to create a new therapy for each client.” - Irvin Yalom (The Gift of Therapy). A strong alliance between client and therapist, through which the therapist attunes to the client's unique set of needs, is an essential catalyst of positive change. The fact that you are here, seeking support, demonstrates your motivation toward growth: another essential element of effective therapy. I aim to help you build upon these strengths to find contentment in your authentic self, nurture more satisfying relationships, and heal from limiting patterns.
“The therapist must strive to create a new therapy for each client.” - Irvin Yalom (The Gift of Therapy). A strong alliance between client and therapist, through which the therapist attunes to the client's unique set of needs, is an essential catalyst of positive change. The fact that you are here, seeking support, demonstrates your motivation toward growth: another essential element of effective therapy. I aim to help you build upon these strengths to find contentment in your authentic self, nurture more satisfying relationships, and heal from limiting patterns.
(248) 919-5798 View (248) 919-5798
Photo of James D'Addario, Counselor in Royal Oak, MI
James D'Addario
Counselor, MA, LLC
Verified Verified
Royal Oak, MI 48067
You find yourself feeling on edge more often than not. There’s a general sense of feeling trapped - trapped in a situation, stuck in time, or frozen by a sense of inactivity. This uneasiness may leave you feeling numb, irritable, or disconnected. You feel detached from others or yourself, and you struggle to find release from that internal tension. Something feels like it’s holding you back, and you cannot feel at ease in your body.
You find yourself feeling on edge more often than not. There’s a general sense of feeling trapped - trapped in a situation, stuck in time, or frozen by a sense of inactivity. This uneasiness may leave you feeling numb, irritable, or disconnected. You feel detached from others or yourself, and you struggle to find release from that internal tension. Something feels like it’s holding you back, and you cannot feel at ease in your body.
(248) 775-5085 View (248) 775-5085
Photo of Tanesha Shepherd, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Royal Oak, MI
Tanesha Shepherd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, IMH-E
Verified Verified
Royal Oak, MI 48067  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck in a situation, a relationship or pondering a career change? Are you seeking healthy and meaningful connections however, are uncertain where to begin? As we experience life, we develop strategies to help us get through these difficult times, which are either constructive or destructive and may lead us further away from the best version of ourselves. To fully immerse ourselves in our true potential, we need to feel safe, supported and empowered.
Are you feeling stuck in a situation, a relationship or pondering a career change? Are you seeking healthy and meaningful connections however, are uncertain where to begin? As we experience life, we develop strategies to help us get through these difficult times, which are either constructive or destructive and may lead us further away from the best version of ourselves. To fully immerse ourselves in our true potential, we need to feel safe, supported and empowered.
(248) 792-8273 View (248) 792-8273
Photo of Michigan Progressive Health- Ketamine Infusions in Royal Oak, MI
Michigan Progressive Health- Ketamine Infusions
MD
Verified Verified
Royal Oak, MI 48067
IV KETAMINE INFUSIONS - Michigan Progressive Health is a ketamine infusion clinic under the care of Dr. Megan Oxley in Royal Oak, MI. We treat depression, chronic pain, PTSD, CRPS, OCD, bipolar disorder and fibromyalgia. Ketamine is used in low doses in our office to shut down overactive neurons and help make your brain healthier. Research studies show improvement in 70-80% of patients who are treated with this medication. A series of IV infusions is used to alleviate the symptoms of depression, chronic pain and other mood disorders. Visit our website for more information.
IV KETAMINE INFUSIONS - Michigan Progressive Health is a ketamine infusion clinic under the care of Dr. Megan Oxley in Royal Oak, MI. We treat depression, chronic pain, PTSD, CRPS, OCD, bipolar disorder and fibromyalgia. Ketamine is used in low doses in our office to shut down overactive neurons and help make your brain healthier. Research studies show improvement in 70-80% of patients who are treated with this medication. A series of IV infusions is used to alleviate the symptoms of depression, chronic pain and other mood disorders. Visit our website for more information.
(947) 800-5072 View (947) 800-5072
Photo of Jen Doktorcik, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Royal Oak, MI
Jen Doktorcik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Royal Oak, MI 48067  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck? Are you feeling lost or making choices from a place of fear or worry? Many of the issues that we struggle with, including anxiety, depression, and unwanted habits, arise due to feeling a disconnection between our authentic selves and how we’re living our lives. Let’s bring awareness to and acknowledge the outdated conditioning that keeps you stuck in patterns and stories that no longer serve you. Instead you can learn to tap into your intuition that lives in your body and heart. Beginning to move and live from that place of inner knowing instead of who and what the outer world has told you to be.
Are you feeling stuck? Are you feeling lost or making choices from a place of fear or worry? Many of the issues that we struggle with, including anxiety, depression, and unwanted habits, arise due to feeling a disconnection between our authentic selves and how we’re living our lives. Let’s bring awareness to and acknowledge the outdated conditioning that keeps you stuck in patterns and stories that no longer serve you. Instead you can learn to tap into your intuition that lives in your body and heart. Beginning to move and live from that place of inner knowing instead of who and what the outer world has told you to be.
(248) 469-8053 View (248) 469-8053
Photo of Katherine Gorncy, Limited Licensed Psychologist in Royal Oak, MI
Katherine Gorncy
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MS, LLP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Waitlist for new clients
Let me pour you a cup of tea or coffee, and let’s talk. Have you been feeling anxious? Have you been overwhelmed navigating life’s ups and downs? I want to help you achieve the life changes you’re looking for, and help you focus on putting your needs first. I’ll help you learn about yourself, and I’ll bring in some humor and joy too, so you can enjoy this journey as much as possible. I work with adults who are navigating anxiety, depression, and big life adjustments (career changes, chronic illnesses, grief, relationships, and more).
Let me pour you a cup of tea or coffee, and let’s talk. Have you been feeling anxious? Have you been overwhelmed navigating life’s ups and downs? I want to help you achieve the life changes you’re looking for, and help you focus on putting your needs first. I’ll help you learn about yourself, and I’ll bring in some humor and joy too, so you can enjoy this journey as much as possible. I work with adults who are navigating anxiety, depression, and big life adjustments (career changes, chronic illnesses, grief, relationships, and more).
(947) 282-9551 View (947) 282-9551
Photo of Jenna Debryn, Counselor in Royal Oak, MI
Jenna Debryn
Counselor, MA, ATR, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Everyone deserves the opportunity to be the best version of themselves and sometimes we need support getting there. I am here to offer that support, however that may look for you. Therapy can be a transformative process that offers a number of possibilities. I believe everyone is unique and therapy is not a "one size fits all". Whether you are new to therapy looking to deal with life’s daily stress, looking for personal growth, or in need of some healing, we will work together as a team to make therapy right for you. I find joy in offering both a safe space and supportive ear to those looking and open to enlightenment and change.
Everyone deserves the opportunity to be the best version of themselves and sometimes we need support getting there. I am here to offer that support, however that may look for you. Therapy can be a transformative process that offers a number of possibilities. I believe everyone is unique and therapy is not a "one size fits all". Whether you are new to therapy looking to deal with life’s daily stress, looking for personal growth, or in need of some healing, we will work together as a team to make therapy right for you. I find joy in offering both a safe space and supportive ear to those looking and open to enlightenment and change.
(248) 418-4334 View (248) 418-4334

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Royal Oak, MI

500+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Royal Oak, MI who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
92% Depression
81% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
76% Coping Skills
72% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
64% Blue Care Network
60% Aetna

How Therapists in Royal Oak, MI see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Royal Oak?

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.