Therapists in Ashland, MO

Photo of Ben Wall, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ashland, MO
Ben Wall
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Ashland, MO 65010
Parents develop strategies in my office to minimize family conflicts, cope with difficult situations, and manage disruptive or risky behavior in their kids and teens. Every family is different, and I assist them in creating and implementing a workable approach to meet their specific circumstances. Family counseling will give you a greater understanding of why things feel so hard, why your kid is doing what they are doing, and why things are not changing. You will walk away with specific strategies, plans, and skills that you can use in order to break the patterns of negative behavior and feel more in control and prepared.
Parents develop strategies in my office to minimize family conflicts, cope with difficult situations, and manage disruptive or risky behavior in their kids and teens. Every family is different, and I assist them in creating and implementing a workable approach to meet their specific circumstances. Family counseling will give you a greater understanding of why things feel so hard, why your kid is doing what they are doing, and why things are not changing. You will walk away with specific strategies, plans, and skills that you can use in order to break the patterns of negative behavior and feel more in control and prepared.
(573) 250-2210 View (573) 250-2210
Photo of Patricia Alewel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ashland, MO
Patricia Alewel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ashland, MO 65010
Are you feeling stuck and confused about how to manage stress in your life? Do you have a problem(s)/decision(s) that you are not sure how to resolve? Sometimes the thought of seeking a therapist can be scary and intimidating. You may discover, it can ease the struggles that often appear in one's life. I have been a clinician for over 20 yrs with experience from a variety of settings, such as, private practice, in-patient and outpatient behavioral health. I am dedicated to making your journey easier. Whether you are faced with a daily stressor or have major concerns, I am here to support you to find comfort and solutions regarding your challenges.
Are you feeling stuck and confused about how to manage stress in your life? Do you have a problem(s)/decision(s) that you are not sure how to resolve? Sometimes the thought of seeking a therapist can be scary and intimidating. You may discover, it can ease the struggles that often appear in one's life. I have been a clinician for over 20 yrs with experience from a variety of settings, such as, private practice, in-patient and outpatient behavioral health. I am dedicated to making your journey easier. Whether you are faced with a daily stressor or have major concerns, I am here to support you to find comfort and solutions regarding your challenges.
(573) 284-8225 View (573) 284-8225
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Michael J Mayer
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ashland, MO 65010
I love working with all types of relationships. Life is about relationships with our parents, our significant other, our children, our co-workers, our friends and our higher power(our God)and any other person who affects our lives. My goal is to help you reach your goals in life. I can help you achieve this level of success. I work with individuals, families, couples and with workplace issues. I have been in practice for over 25 years and still find each person or situation challenging. Give me a call or e-mail. My goal is to touch your life in some positive way.
I love working with all types of relationships. Life is about relationships with our parents, our significant other, our children, our co-workers, our friends and our higher power(our God)and any other person who affects our lives. My goal is to help you reach your goals in life. I can help you achieve this level of success. I work with individuals, families, couples and with workplace issues. I have been in practice for over 25 years and still find each person or situation challenging. Give me a call or e-mail. My goal is to touch your life in some positive way.
(573) 246-0917 View (573) 246-0917
Photo of Jared Torbet, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ashland, MO
Jared Torbet
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ashland, MO 65010
I have two primary specialities: ADHD Coaching and Couples/Family Therapy. I work with highschoolers, college students, and adult professionals, who struggle with distraction, disorganization, procrastination, and impulsivity.
I have two primary specialities: ADHD Coaching and Couples/Family Therapy. I work with highschoolers, college students, and adult professionals, who struggle with distraction, disorganization, procrastination, and impulsivity.
(573) 229-0512 View (573) 229-0512
Photo of Suzan Franck, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ashland, MO
Suzan Franck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ashland, MO 65010
Jungian analytic work understands that life is unpredictable. Everyone struggles at some point in life. Sometimes the accompanying suffering tears at the very fabric of our understanding of ourselves and how we fit in the world. Life no longer makes sense. Life is not the way you thought it would be or should be. Unbidden desires, anxieties or depression come in to interfere with your ability to live the life you want. Others in your life behave in ways that disrupt your peace of mind and ability to live a meaningful life. Issues you thought you had dealt with long ago resurface in the present.
Jungian analytic work understands that life is unpredictable. Everyone struggles at some point in life. Sometimes the accompanying suffering tears at the very fabric of our understanding of ourselves and how we fit in the world. Life no longer makes sense. Life is not the way you thought it would be or should be. Unbidden desires, anxieties or depression come in to interfere with your ability to live the life you want. Others in your life behave in ways that disrupt your peace of mind and ability to live a meaningful life. Issues you thought you had dealt with long ago resurface in the present.
(573) 535-5614 View (573) 535-5614
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Marriage & Family Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Ashland, MO 65010
Do you find your relationship is in a rut? Are you unable to resolve conflict? Do you feel disconnected from your partner? The Marriage & Family Counseling Center can help! While all couples and relationships experience negative patterns at times, there are ways to end those cycles and find healing, reduce conflict and create a more fulfilling relationship.
Do you find your relationship is in a rut? Are you unable to resolve conflict? Do you feel disconnected from your partner? The Marriage & Family Counseling Center can help! While all couples and relationships experience negative patterns at times, there are ways to end those cycles and find healing, reduce conflict and create a more fulfilling relationship.
(573) 494-6780 View (573) 494-6780
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Sharon Cantrell-Brush
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RPTS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ashland, MO 65010
The core of my practice is assisting individuals and families to navigate the challenges and uncertainties of life with success and purpose. To provide guidance on supporting those with mental health symptoms, behavioral and emotional disorders and trauma to be able to thrive. To help identify negative communication patterns and strengthen communication with others. I provide an assortment of parenting ideas to help families live together with a better understanding and appreciation of each other. I draw from Dr. Garry Landreth, Child-Parent Relationship Therapy, Dr. Fay & Dr. Cline, Love & Logic, and Dr. Phelan with 1-2-3 Magic.
The core of my practice is assisting individuals and families to navigate the challenges and uncertainties of life with success and purpose. To provide guidance on supporting those with mental health symptoms, behavioral and emotional disorders and trauma to be able to thrive. To help identify negative communication patterns and strengthen communication with others. I provide an assortment of parenting ideas to help families live together with a better understanding and appreciation of each other. I draw from Dr. Garry Landreth, Child-Parent Relationship Therapy, Dr. Fay & Dr. Cline, Love & Logic, and Dr. Phelan with 1-2-3 Magic.
(573) 919-0785 View (573) 919-0785
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Jessie Back
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ashland, MO 65010
I have a true passion for working with older adults and caregivers. I have worked with this population both in residential and community settings. I also have experience working in substance abuse and with individuals living with chronic illness. I enjoy not only individual work, but also working with couples and families to initiate and maintain change within the family system. Some issues I commonly work with include: depression, grief and loss, spirituality, life review, caregiver stress, interpersonal relationship problems, and anxiety.
I have a true passion for working with older adults and caregivers. I have worked with this population both in residential and community settings. I also have experience working in substance abuse and with individuals living with chronic illness. I enjoy not only individual work, but also working with couples and families to initiate and maintain change within the family system. Some issues I commonly work with include: depression, grief and loss, spirituality, life review, caregiver stress, interpersonal relationship problems, and anxiety.
(573) 561-5022 View (573) 561-5022
Photo of Debi Hake, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ashland, MO
Debi Hake
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Ashland, MO 65010
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel disconnected from your partner or spouse? Are you looking for ways to improve your communication, resolve perpetual conflicts or heal from deep wounds? Do you long for more peace and a sense of calm in your home? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I can help. I am passionate about helping couples, individuals and families find healing, restoration and hope. I strive to provide a safe, empathetic and non-judgmental environment where you feel validated and equipped to enact changes that help you develop the relationship, family or life that you want to have.
Do you feel disconnected from your partner or spouse? Are you looking for ways to improve your communication, resolve perpetual conflicts or heal from deep wounds? Do you long for more peace and a sense of calm in your home? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I can help. I am passionate about helping couples, individuals and families find healing, restoration and hope. I strive to provide a safe, empathetic and non-judgmental environment where you feel validated and equipped to enact changes that help you develop the relationship, family or life that you want to have.
(573) 240-8516 View (573) 240-8516
Photo of Barbara J. Scott, Pre-Licensed Professional in Ashland, MO
Barbara J. Scott
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLPC, NCC, MSCC, CGP
Verified Verified
Ashland, MO 65010
Counseling is a wonderful investment in yourself and your relationships, but finding the right counselor is tough. I provide a safe space for clients to pause, reflect, feel, and find their way... Struggling with anxiety, relationship conflict/divorce, loneliness, grief, major life changes, or lingering issues from past trauma? I bring a depth of experience and professional training in communication, de-escalating & healing relationships, and trauma. I will bring an open, caring, inquisitive, and deeply compassionate presence to our time together. I'm here to sit with you—sometimes to challenge you—but always to really listen.
Counseling is a wonderful investment in yourself and your relationships, but finding the right counselor is tough. I provide a safe space for clients to pause, reflect, feel, and find their way... Struggling with anxiety, relationship conflict/divorce, loneliness, grief, major life changes, or lingering issues from past trauma? I bring a depth of experience and professional training in communication, de-escalating & healing relationships, and trauma. I will bring an open, caring, inquisitive, and deeply compassionate presence to our time together. I'm here to sit with you—sometimes to challenge you—but always to really listen.
(573) 515-2986 View (573) 515-2986
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Wren Counseling Solutions LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ashland, MO 65010
Waitlist for new clients
My ideal client is an adult, couple, or family that has experienced loss or trauma and wants to feel connected to themselves, those they love, and their community again. The individual/s may be experiencing extreme anxiety, irritability, or depression and have been trying to keep picking themselves up, but are tired and concerned about what their future holds. They often find themselves using a variety of means to numb such as eating, substance use, gambling, pornography, sex, video games, etc. They experience emptiness and feel that they really have no sense of who they are or what they want and often feel alone and disconnected.
My ideal client is an adult, couple, or family that has experienced loss or trauma and wants to feel connected to themselves, those they love, and their community again. The individual/s may be experiencing extreme anxiety, irritability, or depression and have been trying to keep picking themselves up, but are tired and concerned about what their future holds. They often find themselves using a variety of means to numb such as eating, substance use, gambling, pornography, sex, video games, etc. They experience emptiness and feel that they really have no sense of who they are or what they want and often feel alone and disconnected.
(573) 400-2136 View (573) 400-2136
Photo of Victoria Warren, Pre-Licensed Professional in Ashland, MO
Victoria Warren
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLPC
Verified Verified
Ashland, MO 65010
Waitlist for new clients
I assist clients who desire to experience their relationship with self and others in a more holistic way. I strive to create a shame free environment where I can empathetically listen to clients and understand who they are in context to their own life experiences. I incorporate movement, and yoga based principles into my work with clients when the therapeutic process calls for it. It is my intention to support clients in their therapeutic journey by assisting them in becoming more aware of their own emotions, thoughts, and communication patterns in their relationships.
I assist clients who desire to experience their relationship with self and others in a more holistic way. I strive to create a shame free environment where I can empathetically listen to clients and understand who they are in context to their own life experiences. I incorporate movement, and yoga based principles into my work with clients when the therapeutic process calls for it. It is my intention to support clients in their therapeutic journey by assisting them in becoming more aware of their own emotions, thoughts, and communication patterns in their relationships.
(573) 763-2499 View (573) 763-2499

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Photo of Kim Oliver, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ashland, MO
Kim Oliver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Columbia, MO 65203
I have learned that no one is immune to mental health stress, trauma, OR substance abuse. Most really can find recovery and wellness. In 2000, I began my career providing counseling services in a treatment center and have continued to specialize in coping methods vs. "using." Relationships are sacred. I work with all arrangements of families (CNM & polyamory). Expert family/couples counseling requires expert training. The Gottman Method is taught in three levels and I completed all three in 2017. My intensive couples approach is successful in improving communication and provides many tools and results in a reasonable time frame.
I have learned that no one is immune to mental health stress, trauma, OR substance abuse. Most really can find recovery and wellness. In 2000, I began my career providing counseling services in a treatment center and have continued to specialize in coping methods vs. "using." Relationships are sacred. I work with all arrangements of families (CNM & polyamory). Expert family/couples counseling requires expert training. The Gottman Method is taught in three levels and I completed all three in 2017. My intensive couples approach is successful in improving communication and provides many tools and results in a reasonable time frame.
(573) 340-4179 View (573) 340-4179
Photo of Nanci Nikodym, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ashland, MO
Nanci Nikodym
Licensed Professional Counselor, PLPC, MEd
Verified Verified
Columbia, MO 65203
Do you ever feel like you've lost yourself in your relationship? That you don't even know your partner anymore? Or that you're lonely, but you shouldn't be because your life looks 'right' on the outside? You are in the right place. I work best with people who want help in re-finding themselves, loving themselves, and want to work through any experiences that have caused or continue to cause stress, harm, anxiety, or depression for themselves or within their relationship. I love working with clients that want to become better communicators through building, growing, and repairing relationships (with oneself or with your partner).
Do you ever feel like you've lost yourself in your relationship? That you don't even know your partner anymore? Or that you're lonely, but you shouldn't be because your life looks 'right' on the outside? You are in the right place. I work best with people who want help in re-finding themselves, loving themselves, and want to work through any experiences that have caused or continue to cause stress, harm, anxiety, or depression for themselves or within their relationship. I love working with clients that want to become better communicators through building, growing, and repairing relationships (with oneself or with your partner).
(573) 538-3246 View (573) 538-3246
Photo of Jemika Gardner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ashland, MO
Jemika Gardner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65201  (Online Only)
Have you reached a pivotal moment in your life, recognizing that the patterns that you have been stuck in no longer serve you? Maybe you have been trying to navigate the complexities of life alone, struggling with self-esteem, self-concept, and the overwhelming feeling that life isn't unfolding as it should. Despite enduring trauma, challenging relationships and struggles in both personal and professional spheres you have tried your best to "keep it all together" and you are exhausted. Each day it gets more difficult to put on the mask and get through the day.
Have you reached a pivotal moment in your life, recognizing that the patterns that you have been stuck in no longer serve you? Maybe you have been trying to navigate the complexities of life alone, struggling with self-esteem, self-concept, and the overwhelming feeling that life isn't unfolding as it should. Despite enduring trauma, challenging relationships and struggles in both personal and professional spheres you have tried your best to "keep it all together" and you are exhausted. Each day it gets more difficult to put on the mask and get through the day.
(573) 994-3720 View (573) 994-3720
Photo of Christy Hutton, Psychologist in Ashland, MO
Christy Hutton
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Columbia, MO 65203
Choosing to live authentically is an act of courage. Life offers many opportunities to hide our true selves, sometimes even from oneself, often resulting in living far below our capacity. Taking steps to heal, recover, survive, or take life to the next level can be challenging on our own. We’ll work together to understand what you want in your life, what’s getting in the way, and how you can create opportunities to have more of what you want, empowering you to live courageously and authentically. I love working with many different concerns including anxiety, depression, sexuality, gender, parenting, and more.
Choosing to live authentically is an act of courage. Life offers many opportunities to hide our true selves, sometimes even from oneself, often resulting in living far below our capacity. Taking steps to heal, recover, survive, or take life to the next level can be challenging on our own. We’ll work together to understand what you want in your life, what’s getting in the way, and how you can create opportunities to have more of what you want, empowering you to live courageously and authentically. I love working with many different concerns including anxiety, depression, sexuality, gender, parenting, and more.
(573) 633-4061 x107 View (573) 633-4061 x107
Photo of Sarah Covert, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ashland, MO
Sarah Covert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65203
I like to have choices! As a therapist, I offer different modalities for my clients. I am trained in EFT (tapping), Breathwork for individuals/groups and Somatic therapy. As we experience life there are struggles, obstacles, transitions and adjustments. Some of these blocks are from childhood or adolescence and some are happening today. How do we live our life in a genuine/authentic way? How do we transform? Starting the process to healing can be a vulnerable and unbelievable place. Allowing someone to walk with you can be the first step.
I like to have choices! As a therapist, I offer different modalities for my clients. I am trained in EFT (tapping), Breathwork for individuals/groups and Somatic therapy. As we experience life there are struggles, obstacles, transitions and adjustments. Some of these blocks are from childhood or adolescence and some are happening today. How do we live our life in a genuine/authentic way? How do we transform? Starting the process to healing can be a vulnerable and unbelievable place. Allowing someone to walk with you can be the first step.
(636) 251-4965 View (636) 251-4965
Photo of Ric Doubet, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ashland, MO
Ric Doubet
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, AAMFT
Verified Verified
Columbia, MO 65203
Love heals. Addressing the source of the debilitating emotions of shame/guilt, trauma, fears, loss etc. the healing power inherent in all is unleashed. I believe in helping others help themselves. I believe we have healing powers within that are stimulated when one begins to recognize them. The journey to self healing begins with self love. We all have the power to be happy and successful. I will meet you where you are- let the healing journey begin!In home therapy available!
Love heals. Addressing the source of the debilitating emotions of shame/guilt, trauma, fears, loss etc. the healing power inherent in all is unleashed. I believe in helping others help themselves. I believe we have healing powers within that are stimulated when one begins to recognize them. The journey to self healing begins with self love. We all have the power to be happy and successful. I will meet you where you are- let the healing journey begin!In home therapy available!
(573) 363-3056 View (573) 363-3056
Photo of Anna Cox, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ashland, MO
Anna Cox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65201
If you know something needs to change, but feel lost and unsure of where to begin, you're not alone. Life can be challenging, and most people aren't given all the tools they need to be successful. It can leave you feeling emotionally overwhelmed and exhausted by everything you're trying to manage. I believe in the power of transformation and growth. My approach centers around helping you repair what's within your control and develop resilience against what isn't. Life's unpredictability can test us, but together, we'll work on building your inner strength and navigating all that comes your way.
If you know something needs to change, but feel lost and unsure of where to begin, you're not alone. Life can be challenging, and most people aren't given all the tools they need to be successful. It can leave you feeling emotionally overwhelmed and exhausted by everything you're trying to manage. I believe in the power of transformation and growth. My approach centers around helping you repair what's within your control and develop resilience against what isn't. Life's unpredictability can test us, but together, we'll work on building your inner strength and navigating all that comes your way.
(573) 549-3940 View (573) 549-3940
Photo of Oliver C Stone, Pre-Licensed Professional in Ashland, MO
Oliver C Stone
Pre-Licensed Professional, Intern
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65201
Are you looking to connect with a more authentic version of yourself? As a queer therapist, I want to help support you through difficult times or times of self-discovery. Life can be demanding, and I aim to empower you with what you need. That can encompass many things from developing new skills to giving you a safe space to learn more about who you are. Together we will build a place that allows for reflection, growth, and compassion. Whether you are working through anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, all of the above, or more. I will work with you to overcome them and live the fulfilling life that you want.
Are you looking to connect with a more authentic version of yourself? As a queer therapist, I want to help support you through difficult times or times of self-discovery. Life can be demanding, and I aim to empower you with what you need. That can encompass many things from developing new skills to giving you a safe space to learn more about who you are. Together we will build a place that allows for reflection, growth, and compassion. Whether you are working through anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, all of the above, or more. I will work with you to overcome them and live the fulfilling life that you want.
(573) 549-4395 View (573) 549-4395

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Ashland, MO

10+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Ashland, MO who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
83% Relationship Issues
83% Depression
83% Grief
83% Self Esteem
75% Divorce
75% Marital and Premarital

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
75% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Ashland, MO see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ashland?

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.