Therapists in Swartz Creek, MI

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Emily Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
I believe that children are innately born with good hearts and view the world in a positive way. I recognize, however, that this world can be very hard and heavy to navigate. Sometimes, we’re forced to experience things both internally and externally that create confusion, pain, and dysregulation at an early age. The unfortunate part is that we aren’t always in control of what happens to us and to our children. The fortunate part - the part that can provide us with hope- is that we ARE in control of how we respond to and cope with these things. That is where our power is. And I imagine, that is why you’re here.
I believe that children are innately born with good hearts and view the world in a positive way. I recognize, however, that this world can be very hard and heavy to navigate. Sometimes, we’re forced to experience things both internally and externally that create confusion, pain, and dysregulation at an early age. The unfortunate part is that we aren’t always in control of what happens to us and to our children. The fortunate part - the part that can provide us with hope- is that we ARE in control of how we respond to and cope with these things. That is where our power is. And I imagine, that is why you’re here.
(810) 692-1310 View (810) 692-1310
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Eight-Point Counseling, LLC
Counselor, MA, LLC, NCC
Verified Verified
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
Got stress? ...anxiety, depression, grief, or difficulty dealing with life changes? Do you tend to hold your emotions inside? Have you experienced the loss of a loved one, job, or home? Do you have serious/chronic health or pain issues? Too much stress causes distress, and distress leads to poor mental health, physical health, and quality of life. Hello, I’m Traci, owner of Eight-Point Counseling, LLC. My passion is to help you to experience 1) hope, in circumstances that feel hopeless, 2) change, in your mind/life in a positive direction, and 3) peace, through positive coping.
Got stress? ...anxiety, depression, grief, or difficulty dealing with life changes? Do you tend to hold your emotions inside? Have you experienced the loss of a loved one, job, or home? Do you have serious/chronic health or pain issues? Too much stress causes distress, and distress leads to poor mental health, physical health, and quality of life. Hello, I’m Traci, owner of Eight-Point Counseling, LLC. My passion is to help you to experience 1) hope, in circumstances that feel hopeless, 2) change, in your mind/life in a positive direction, and 3) peace, through positive coping.
(810) 546-4907 View (810) 546-4907
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Meaningful Conversations Counseling, Pllc
Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCATP, MITS, CGCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swartz Creek, MI 48473  (Online Only)
We have a team of therapists who have years of experience working with Adults as well as adolescents and children, involving the family unit into the therapeutic process. Using varying approaches. Art and mindfulness practices are sometimes useful, especially in areas of reducing anxiety related issues. We have had many years of experience as a school counselors/inpatient therapists and are easily able to bridge the home/school therapeutic continuum. I have recently added to our team due to overwhelming demand. For in person work, we have an inviting office including a Play/Art room.
We have a team of therapists who have years of experience working with Adults as well as adolescents and children, involving the family unit into the therapeutic process. Using varying approaches. Art and mindfulness practices are sometimes useful, especially in areas of reducing anxiety related issues. We have had many years of experience as a school counselors/inpatient therapists and are easily able to bridge the home/school therapeutic continuum. I have recently added to our team due to overwhelming demand. For in person work, we have an inviting office including a Play/Art room.
(810) 546-3403 View (810) 546-3403
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Sherrell Wilson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
“You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.” Are you allowing trauma, anxiety, and stress to disrupt your inside space? Trauma can change your view of your life and yourself. Stress and anxiety can shorten your lifespan. I am passionate about helping my clients, who include children, adults, families and couple, build upon their strengths so they can remove any barriers that keep them from feeling peaceful, complete, and safe.
“You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.” Are you allowing trauma, anxiety, and stress to disrupt your inside space? Trauma can change your view of your life and yourself. Stress and anxiety can shorten your lifespan. I am passionate about helping my clients, who include children, adults, families and couple, build upon their strengths so they can remove any barriers that keep them from feeling peaceful, complete, and safe.
(810) 255-4221 View (810) 255-4221
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Pam Hyles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
I have over 23 years of experience working with people who are navigating life transitions. I know that when you’re in the middle of it, it can feel all-consuming. My job is to help you see the bigger picture: to rise above your current circumstances and see your life for all of its fullness and purpose. But I’m not just trained to help you. I can help because I’ve lived through some of the same things myself. I’ve been a caretaker, have overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges, and have experienced my own mid- and late-life transitions. I “get” it because I’ve lived it, too.
I have over 23 years of experience working with people who are navigating life transitions. I know that when you’re in the middle of it, it can feel all-consuming. My job is to help you see the bigger picture: to rise above your current circumstances and see your life for all of its fullness and purpose. But I’m not just trained to help you. I can help because I’ve lived through some of the same things myself. I’ve been a caretaker, have overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges, and have experienced my own mid- and late-life transitions. I “get” it because I’ve lived it, too.
(810) 242-8396 View (810) 242-8396
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Rooted In Love, LLC, Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC, NCC
Verified Verified
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
Waitlist for new clients
Life can feel unfair, can be overwhelming, difficult to manage, non-stop, and for far too many of us, all of these at the same time. Whether you are struggling with issues associated with depression, anxiety, addiction or trauma, to name a few, the focus of our sessions will be on establishing agreed upon goals, integrating coping skills as well as life skills to improve mental health stability. A client centered approach is utilized to meet each client at their own place, working on unique, specific and individualized goals. Happiness is not an unachievable feeling, so why not get started on your journey today!
Life can feel unfair, can be overwhelming, difficult to manage, non-stop, and for far too many of us, all of these at the same time. Whether you are struggling with issues associated with depression, anxiety, addiction or trauma, to name a few, the focus of our sessions will be on establishing agreed upon goals, integrating coping skills as well as life skills to improve mental health stability. A client centered approach is utilized to meet each client at their own place, working on unique, specific and individualized goals. Happiness is not an unachievable feeling, so why not get started on your journey today!
(810) 634-9606 View (810) 634-9606
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Phaedra Bartlett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
My ideal client seeking help to address their mental and emotional well-being surrounding issues such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss. All of these can have a significant impact on life and prevent you from moving forward in a positive way. The guidance and support provided in therapy can help clients get unstuck and make positive changes.
My ideal client seeking help to address their mental and emotional well-being surrounding issues such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss. All of these can have a significant impact on life and prevent you from moving forward in a positive way. The guidance and support provided in therapy can help clients get unstuck and make positive changes.
(810) 425-1882 View (810) 425-1882
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Kristine Catherine Kuehnle-Denooijer
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified Verified
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
It is an honor to come alongside children, adolescents, and adult clients collaboratively to address various difficulties occurring in all aspects of life. I work with individuals, couples, and families experiencing life transitions, grief, relationship conflict, trauma, and adversities involving mental health and behavioral concerns.
It is an honor to come alongside children, adolescents, and adult clients collaboratively to address various difficulties occurring in all aspects of life. I work with individuals, couples, and families experiencing life transitions, grief, relationship conflict, trauma, and adversities involving mental health and behavioral concerns.
(810) 644-1387 View (810) 644-1387
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Andrew Grapentin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
As your therapist, my goal is to offer you a dedicated place to navigate life’s challenges and to offer you tools that will help you foster long-term growth and change. Whether those challenges include anxiety, depression, PTSD, LGBTQ or grief, I want to work with you to increase your quality of life.
As your therapist, my goal is to offer you a dedicated place to navigate life’s challenges and to offer you tools that will help you foster long-term growth and change. Whether those challenges include anxiety, depression, PTSD, LGBTQ or grief, I want to work with you to increase your quality of life.
(810) 641-8645 View (810) 641-8645
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Mari Alvarez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW, MPH
Verified Verified
Swartz Creek, MI 48473  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients for both in-person and telehealth. Are you grappling with difficult thoughts, feelings, or experiences? Are you looking to unpack how past experiences show up in your day-to-day life? This work can feel daunting or difficult to do alone, and it can feel extremely vulnerable. This is probably why you're seeking an insightful and compassionate therapist; someone who can assist you in building coping skills and alleviating the symptoms you encounter, while meeting you where you're at. I hope to provide the services you need to meet your mental health goals.
Accepting new clients for both in-person and telehealth. Are you grappling with difficult thoughts, feelings, or experiences? Are you looking to unpack how past experiences show up in your day-to-day life? This work can feel daunting or difficult to do alone, and it can feel extremely vulnerable. This is probably why you're seeking an insightful and compassionate therapist; someone who can assist you in building coping skills and alleviating the symptoms you encounter, while meeting you where you're at. I hope to provide the services you need to meet your mental health goals.
(734) 441-9284 View (734) 441-9284
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Advanced Behavioral Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swartz Creek, MI 48473  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Hanna Newton, LMSW and I own my own private practice where I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among patients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. We are a small private virtual practice able to see you within the week. Each of our clinicians have specific qualifications that allow all your needs to be met. Please take a look at advbehavioralhealth.com to see our team!
Hello, I am Hanna Newton, LMSW and I own my own private practice where I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among patients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. We are a small private virtual practice able to see you within the week. Each of our clinicians have specific qualifications that allow all your needs to be met. Please take a look at advbehavioralhealth.com to see our team!
(810) 374-0228 View (810) 374-0228
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Hope Rising Counseling Services, LLC
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified Verified
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
Not accepting new clients
My hope is to help those who are in the midst of trauma, or working through depression and/or anxiety. I enjoy helping people find solutions that work for them, and to help people normalize how they are feeling and that it is not 'weird' to feel the way they do, but rather, help to learn healthy ways to express emotions, while also processing them.
My hope is to help those who are in the midst of trauma, or working through depression and/or anxiety. I enjoy helping people find solutions that work for them, and to help people normalize how they are feeling and that it is not 'weird' to feel the way they do, but rather, help to learn healthy ways to express emotions, while also processing them.
(810) 269-5557 x810243 View (810) 269-5557 x810243
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Lyssa Ashley Hill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
To those battling with the pressures of today, I encourage you to embrace boldness, courage, and confidence. Together, let's confront life's stressors head-on and reclaim control over our Destinies. If you're ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth, I invite you to reach out. Let's work together to unlock your inner strength and resilience. My mission is to empower children to embrace their potential fully, overcoming obstacles and distractions along the way. I also have a passion for working with couples, and my mission is to cultivate resilience, and unity. Love Heals!
To those battling with the pressures of today, I encourage you to embrace boldness, courage, and confidence. Together, let's confront life's stressors head-on and reclaim control over our Destinies. If you're ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth, I invite you to reach out. Let's work together to unlock your inner strength and resilience. My mission is to empower children to embrace their potential fully, overcoming obstacles and distractions along the way. I also have a passion for working with couples, and my mission is to cultivate resilience, and unity. Love Heals!
(810) 255-4708 View (810) 255-4708
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Brittany Gustafson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
Accepting new Clients. Welcome! Maybe you’ve tried therapy in the past, but didn’t feel like you “clicked” with your therapist. Maybe, you’ve never received therapy before, and this is your first time. I strive to create a safe space for everyone. If you're someone who is struggling with a difficult decision, have a history of traumatic events, or are apart of the LGBTQ+ community, you will never leave my office with any feelings of judgement. I enjoy working with people who are struggling with their day-to-day for a myriad of reasons, and look forward to connecting with you. In person and Telehealth appointments available.
Accepting new Clients. Welcome! Maybe you’ve tried therapy in the past, but didn’t feel like you “clicked” with your therapist. Maybe, you’ve never received therapy before, and this is your first time. I strive to create a safe space for everyone. If you're someone who is struggling with a difficult decision, have a history of traumatic events, or are apart of the LGBTQ+ community, you will never leave my office with any feelings of judgement. I enjoy working with people who are struggling with their day-to-day for a myriad of reasons, and look forward to connecting with you. In person and Telehealth appointments available.
(810) 766-6371 View (810) 766-6371
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Tyra M Petoskey Lmsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, HDP, RYT-200, REIKI-4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
“Considering counseling?" I provide adult individual and couples' counseling. I work with a broad spectrum of client needs including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, communication issues and post-traumatic stress. I believe that every person is invested with strengths and abilities that make them unique. Various problems can compromise our ability to reach our full potential. Let's strengthen coping mechanisms to overcome pain, loss and stress that limit us from moving forward in life. Together we will create positive change.
“Considering counseling?" I provide adult individual and couples' counseling. I work with a broad spectrum of client needs including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, communication issues and post-traumatic stress. I believe that every person is invested with strengths and abilities that make them unique. Various problems can compromise our ability to reach our full potential. Let's strengthen coping mechanisms to overcome pain, loss and stress that limit us from moving forward in life. Together we will create positive change.
(810) 893-7937 View (810) 893-7937
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Sandra Bergfeld
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
HAVE YOU LOST YOUR INNER LIGHT?! If so I can help you get it back! I've compassionately guided many people of all ages and all walks of life through their struggles. Innerlight Counseling Services LLC is the culmination of years of traditional therapy techniques coupled with holistic perspectives and practices. My ultimate goal is to help my clients remember their inner strengths and achieve well-being. I strive to educate my clients on the many factors that can influence their symptoms, give them tools to manage or extinguish their symptoms, support them in the maintenance of their health and ultimately find their INNER LIGHT.
HAVE YOU LOST YOUR INNER LIGHT?! If so I can help you get it back! I've compassionately guided many people of all ages and all walks of life through their struggles. Innerlight Counseling Services LLC is the culmination of years of traditional therapy techniques coupled with holistic perspectives and practices. My ultimate goal is to help my clients remember their inner strengths and achieve well-being. I strive to educate my clients on the many factors that can influence their symptoms, give them tools to manage or extinguish their symptoms, support them in the maintenance of their health and ultimately find their INNER LIGHT.
(810) 740-4881 View (810) 740-4881
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Wendi Amburgey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CCATP, CCTP I
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swartz Creek, MI 48473  (Online Only)
Hello there! We all face different challenges in life such as anxiety, depression, stress, panic attacks, challenging relationships, or past trauma and it can be hard to admit that we need help. Know that you do not have to go through this on your own. Asking for help may seem challenging, but you are stronger than you think. So, take that brave step and reach out for assistance because healing is possible! Trust me, getting the support you need can make a tremendous difference. No matter your definition of a fulfilling life, I'll work with you to develop the tools you need to get there.
Hello there! We all face different challenges in life such as anxiety, depression, stress, panic attacks, challenging relationships, or past trauma and it can be hard to admit that we need help. Know that you do not have to go through this on your own. Asking for help may seem challenging, but you are stronger than you think. So, take that brave step and reach out for assistance because healing is possible! Trust me, getting the support you need can make a tremendous difference. No matter your definition of a fulfilling life, I'll work with you to develop the tools you need to get there.
(989) 447-4202 View (989) 447-4202
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Ellie Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
Waitlist for new clients
I know how it feels to need support when times in life get challenging and I want you to know that it is always a strength to reach out for help. My therapeutic mission is to provide a safe, trusting, and trauma-informed environment for you to feel comfortable expressing yourself (even if it is for the first time). Vulnerability can be uncomfortable if you have never had a safe space to share your innermost thoughts/feelings, so let me be that safe space for you.
I know how it feels to need support when times in life get challenging and I want you to know that it is always a strength to reach out for help. My therapeutic mission is to provide a safe, trusting, and trauma-informed environment for you to feel comfortable expressing yourself (even if it is for the first time). Vulnerability can be uncomfortable if you have never had a safe space to share your innermost thoughts/feelings, so let me be that safe space for you.
(810) 370-8525 View (810) 370-8525
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Courtney Schlaud
Pre-Licensed Professional, LLMSW
Verified Verified
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
If you find yourself struggling with unexpected circumstances, processing a past event or relationship, or confronting new changes in your life, I bring an empathetic approach to our sessions. I provide personalized mental health care while building individual resilience by supporting you in discovering your unique pathways to better ways of living. My experience has included neurodiversity-affirming (ADHD and autism), depression, anxiety, codependency, adjustment disorders, and other mild to moderate mental health struggles. I often see those dealing with major life transitions and assist in navigating such tricky times.
If you find yourself struggling with unexpected circumstances, processing a past event or relationship, or confronting new changes in your life, I bring an empathetic approach to our sessions. I provide personalized mental health care while building individual resilience by supporting you in discovering your unique pathways to better ways of living. My experience has included neurodiversity-affirming (ADHD and autism), depression, anxiety, codependency, adjustment disorders, and other mild to moderate mental health struggles. I often see those dealing with major life transitions and assist in navigating such tricky times.
(989) 310-7344 View (989) 310-7344
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Liz Frederick
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swartz Creek, MI 48473  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients. Evening and Weekend Availability. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have always been exposed to a variety of populations. Aside from my array of experience with age as well as diagnoses, I have an interest in working with individuals dealing with chronic illness and related stressors, whether you are newly diagnosed or been diagnosed years ago. I have a specific passion for gastrointestinal problems and exploring the mind-gut connection.
Accepting New Clients. Evening and Weekend Availability. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have always been exposed to a variety of populations. Aside from my array of experience with age as well as diagnoses, I have an interest in working with individuals dealing with chronic illness and related stressors, whether you are newly diagnosed or been diagnosed years ago. I have a specific passion for gastrointestinal problems and exploring the mind-gut connection.
(810) 407-7403 View (810) 407-7403

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Swartz Creek, MI

30+

Average cost per session

$122

Therapists in Swartz Creek, MI who prioritize treating:

88% Depression
85% Anxiety
70% Trauma and PTSD
70% Coping Skills
67% Grief
67% Stress
61% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
80% Aetna
80% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Swartz Creek, MI see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
17% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Swartz Creek?

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.