Therapists in Ava, MO

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Judy Kay King
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Ava, MO 65608
It is my goal to change lives even if it is on a small scale. My work experience, education, on going training, and personal life experiences make me a well rounded counselor.
It is my goal to change lives even if it is on a small scale. My work experience, education, on going training, and personal life experiences make me a well rounded counselor.
(417) 275-3901 View (417) 275-3901
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Peggy Bissing LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
Ava, MO 65608  (Online Only)
My specialty is assisting adult and teen survivors of trauma. I have an extensive history working in the public school setting with special needs children and at-risk youth. Additionally, I have experience in the criminal justice system with first responders, crime victims and recovering addicts. My services include post adoption therapeutic assistance for foster children, therapeutic guidance for crime victims, first responders, veterans and assistance to those seeking outpatient treatment for addictions. My ultimate goal is to help adults and children live more fulfilling and productive lives.
My specialty is assisting adult and teen survivors of trauma. I have an extensive history working in the public school setting with special needs children and at-risk youth. Additionally, I have experience in the criminal justice system with first responders, crime victims and recovering addicts. My services include post adoption therapeutic assistance for foster children, therapeutic guidance for crime victims, first responders, veterans and assistance to those seeking outpatient treatment for addictions. My ultimate goal is to help adults and children live more fulfilling and productive lives.
(210) 920-7900 View (210) 920-7900
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Cari Hansen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Ava, MO 65608
My experience with helping individuals and families overcome difficult challenges is my passion. I believe that it easier to find and build upon one's strengths than it is to focus primarily on fixing problems. Much of my time in therapy is spent on discovering creative solutions rather than talking too long just about what is wrong. I often involve the whole family and believe that every person is unique and requires an individualized approach. One size does not fit all. Please call me or email today discuss your needs and hopes and/or to set an appointment time.
My experience with helping individuals and families overcome difficult challenges is my passion. I believe that it easier to find and build upon one's strengths than it is to focus primarily on fixing problems. Much of my time in therapy is spent on discovering creative solutions rather than talking too long just about what is wrong. I often involve the whole family and believe that every person is unique and requires an individualized approach. One size does not fit all. Please call me or email today discuss your needs and hopes and/or to set an appointment time.
(417) 201-5058 View (417) 201-5058

Online Therapists

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Lynn M. Schirk
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC, CST, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65804
Belief: life is comprised of a multitude of experiences each shaping who we are and how we engage in the world around us. We have the ability to re-evaluate and transform difficult or traumatic experiences into something new, creating a more whole self. This takes work, a desire to self-reflect, and at times, move toward change.
Belief: life is comprised of a multitude of experiences each shaping who we are and how we engage in the world around us. We have the ability to re-evaluate and transform difficult or traumatic experiences into something new, creating a more whole self. This takes work, a desire to self-reflect, and at times, move toward change.
(417) 238-0616 View (417) 238-0616
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Joseph McKinney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ozark, MO 65721
I truly believe that all people want to and deserve to feel good and be happy. Much of our lives are spent trying to achieve these goals yet we continue to feel disappointed and like something is missing. I work with issues such as anxiety, depression, conflict in relationships, difficulty with emotions, trauma, shame, or even a general sense of hopelessness or discontentment in life. My hope in therapy is to come alongside you and make sense of what you are feeling and/or experiencing while working toward healing and wholeness in yourself and your relationships.
I truly believe that all people want to and deserve to feel good and be happy. Much of our lives are spent trying to achieve these goals yet we continue to feel disappointed and like something is missing. I work with issues such as anxiety, depression, conflict in relationships, difficulty with emotions, trauma, shame, or even a general sense of hopelessness or discontentment in life. My hope in therapy is to come alongside you and make sense of what you are feeling and/or experiencing while working toward healing and wholeness in yourself and your relationships.
(417) 497-2817 View (417) 497-2817
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Diana Gregory
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65897  (Online Only)
"Leave me alone", "You don't get it", "It's not the same as when you were a kid". Parenting can feel insurmountable, but for teens who feel misunderstood, alone, helpless, or afraid, talking to a parent may feel intimidating or counterintuitive. As a parent, grandparent, single parent, co parent, god parent, extended relative you may feel that you have run out of ideas and things to try. You have options! Contact me to help bridge the communication gap between you and your teen/tween. We already have one thing in common and that's wanting the best for you and your family!
"Leave me alone", "You don't get it", "It's not the same as when you were a kid". Parenting can feel insurmountable, but for teens who feel misunderstood, alone, helpless, or afraid, talking to a parent may feel intimidating or counterintuitive. As a parent, grandparent, single parent, co parent, god parent, extended relative you may feel that you have run out of ideas and things to try. You have options! Contact me to help bridge the communication gap between you and your teen/tween. We already have one thing in common and that's wanting the best for you and your family!
(314) 912-2157 View (314) 912-2157
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417 Sex Help
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSAT, CPTT
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65804
Porn or Sex Addiction? Betrayed Partner? Abuse? Trauma? Infidelity? Sexual behaviors become problematic when they violate vows and values, are dishonest, harmful to others, put you at risk, diminish your joy in life, act as a barrier filled with shame, self-contempt, and isolation. Sexual health creates intimacy and closeness, characterized by trust, respect, joy and safety. Sexual health can be achieved by sex addicts in recovery. The trauma and addiction model identifies the abuse, trauma and internal system that underwrites addiction and does not view problematic behavior as personal or moral failure.
Porn or Sex Addiction? Betrayed Partner? Abuse? Trauma? Infidelity? Sexual behaviors become problematic when they violate vows and values, are dishonest, harmful to others, put you at risk, diminish your joy in life, act as a barrier filled with shame, self-contempt, and isolation. Sexual health creates intimacy and closeness, characterized by trust, respect, joy and safety. Sexual health can be achieved by sex addicts in recovery. The trauma and addiction model identifies the abuse, trauma and internal system that underwrites addiction and does not view problematic behavior as personal or moral failure.
(417) 807-3757 View (417) 807-3757
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Judy Hillyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Sunrise Beach, MO 65079
You're taking a great first step! Thanks for learning a little more about me! Choosing a counselor is important. You'll find me fully engaged and focused on you, with the intention to offer compassion, yet also a plan and strategy to move forward. Dealing with sudden change, ongoing stress, difficult relationships, unresolved trauma or building skills for career advancement can require help. I am respectful of your investment and courage to take this step. Today you can start a happier and more peaceful daily life.
You're taking a great first step! Thanks for learning a little more about me! Choosing a counselor is important. You'll find me fully engaged and focused on you, with the intention to offer compassion, yet also a plan and strategy to move forward. Dealing with sudden change, ongoing stress, difficult relationships, unresolved trauma or building skills for career advancement can require help. I am respectful of your investment and courage to take this step. Today you can start a happier and more peaceful daily life.
(636) 228-6877 View (636) 228-6877
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Mackenzie Schmid
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65804
Do you often feel overwhelmed by your feelings? Have you felt discouraged by the impact that your past experiences have on your daily life? Do you struggle to function in your daily roles and relationships due to stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, or overstimulation? You are not alone. Our past can distort the lens through which we view ourselves and the world. Sometimes we need help reshaping that lens. You are worth the time it takes to develop an understanding of how life has impacted the connections between your body and mind. We can work together to develop adaptive coping skills that allow you to be fully present in your life.
Do you often feel overwhelmed by your feelings? Have you felt discouraged by the impact that your past experiences have on your daily life? Do you struggle to function in your daily roles and relationships due to stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, or overstimulation? You are not alone. Our past can distort the lens through which we view ourselves and the world. Sometimes we need help reshaping that lens. You are worth the time it takes to develop an understanding of how life has impacted the connections between your body and mind. We can work together to develop adaptive coping skills that allow you to be fully present in your life.
(417) 352-2859 View (417) 352-2859
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Misty M Hayes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Neosho, MO 64850
My focus is on helping clients in the healing process. I address issues such as depression, anxiety, mood disorders, marital discord, relationship conflict, trauma, grief, abuse, child conduct issues and a many other emotional, behavioral, social and family issues. I would be honored to work with anyone who is experiencing difficulty in life and help them learn and develop different ways to cope and resolve their emotional pain. One of the unique therapeutic interventions I use is Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT). AAT is designed to promote improvement in physical, social, emotional, and/or cognitive functioning.
My focus is on helping clients in the healing process. I address issues such as depression, anxiety, mood disorders, marital discord, relationship conflict, trauma, grief, abuse, child conduct issues and a many other emotional, behavioral, social and family issues. I would be honored to work with anyone who is experiencing difficulty in life and help them learn and develop different ways to cope and resolve their emotional pain. One of the unique therapeutic interventions I use is Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT). AAT is designed to promote improvement in physical, social, emotional, and/or cognitive functioning.
(417) 658-4966 View (417) 658-4966
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Personal Therapy and Guidance with Becca
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65806
My approach to therapy is rooted in the belief of impermanence, human suffering, and the power of hope. I believe that everyone needs support and someone to talk to. I am kind, calm, and insightful. I will be interactive in every therapy session. We will get to the root of your problems! I promise to help bring clarity and understanding to your situation or mental health issues. Progress can be made in a limited number of sessions. Together, we will develop new coping skills and ultimately improve your quality of life.
My approach to therapy is rooted in the belief of impermanence, human suffering, and the power of hope. I believe that everyone needs support and someone to talk to. I am kind, calm, and insightful. I will be interactive in every therapy session. We will get to the root of your problems! I promise to help bring clarity and understanding to your situation or mental health issues. Progress can be made in a limited number of sessions. Together, we will develop new coping skills and ultimately improve your quality of life.
(417) 614-5872 View (417) 614-5872
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Healing Hearts Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCDP-D
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rolla, MO 65401
We continue to grow in staff and services. We are now offering in home in the Salem, Summerville, and Eminence areas. Life is full of adventures that affect every experience we encounter. We have a provider for you. We have Certified Life Coach, RN, License Therapist, Provisional Therapist, and interns. We are here for you and your overall life journey. Contact us and see if we can assist you in developing, implementing, and maintaining your life goals. We would be honor if any practicum student, intern or PLPC would like to join our team.
We continue to grow in staff and services. We are now offering in home in the Salem, Summerville, and Eminence areas. Life is full of adventures that affect every experience we encounter. We have a provider for you. We have Certified Life Coach, RN, License Therapist, Provisional Therapist, and interns. We are here for you and your overall life journey. Contact us and see if we can assist you in developing, implementing, and maintaining your life goals. We would be honor if any practicum student, intern or PLPC would like to join our team.
(573) 240-2778 View (573) 240-2778
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Jamie Parsons
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nixa, MO 65714
I have been a counselor for 12 years. At this point, I only counsel females age 14+. My career has focused on anxiety, depression, self-worth, personal growth and development, adjustment issues, relationship struggles, communication problems, premarital counseling, etc. I have a strong desire to help people walk through their struggles, no matter how deep-rooted or surface level they may be, to help them become their best self.
I have been a counselor for 12 years. At this point, I only counsel females age 14+. My career has focused on anxiety, depression, self-worth, personal growth and development, adjustment issues, relationship struggles, communication problems, premarital counseling, etc. I have a strong desire to help people walk through their struggles, no matter how deep-rooted or surface level they may be, to help them become their best self.
(417) 212-5939 View (417) 212-5939
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Jenna Wood
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65804
Are you exhausted from a toxic or narcissistic relationship? Sometimes the relationship is good, but often it’s really bad. You’re walking on eggshells, trying to anticipate their mood, fearful of setting them off. You’re confused because at one point they were so kind and loving. They’ve betrayed you and now it's hard to trust yourself & you feel a deep sense of shame.
Are you exhausted from a toxic or narcissistic relationship? Sometimes the relationship is good, but often it’s really bad. You’re walking on eggshells, trying to anticipate their mood, fearful of setting them off. You’re confused because at one point they were so kind and loving. They’ve betrayed you and now it's hard to trust yourself & you feel a deep sense of shame.
(417) 614-5255 View (417) 614-5255
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Leslie Bashioum
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC , CFRC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65810
Do you find yourself running on empty, constantly overthinking or worrying? Do you struggle with past wounds or find yourself trying to navigate through a traumatic experience? Maybe you are feeling alone or disconnected, struggling to communicate, and wondering if there is any hope. Whether you are wrestling with the weight of anxiety and depression, navigating a challenging experience, or experiencing difficulty in your marriage- you are not alone! My passion is to help my clients move towards freedom from past hurt and pain so they can feel equipped to experience safe, connected, healthy relationships with themselves and others.
Do you find yourself running on empty, constantly overthinking or worrying? Do you struggle with past wounds or find yourself trying to navigate through a traumatic experience? Maybe you are feeling alone or disconnected, struggling to communicate, and wondering if there is any hope. Whether you are wrestling with the weight of anxiety and depression, navigating a challenging experience, or experiencing difficulty in your marriage- you are not alone! My passion is to help my clients move towards freedom from past hurt and pain so they can feel equipped to experience safe, connected, healthy relationships with themselves and others.
(417) 815-4641 View (417) 815-4641
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Kristin McIntyre
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Nixa, MO 65714
Maybe you'd like to be living your best life, but instead you're struggling just to get though each day. You've experienced something traumatic- maybe lots of traumatic things. You feel anxious or depressed. You lie awake at night thinking of all the things instead of sleeping peacefully. You feel irritable or angry, or you just can't seem to stop arguing with your spouse or partner. You're tired of trying to just survive each day, and nothing you do seems to be changing that. Life is hard, and we all need help along the way. I'm so glad you're here! I can help you move past surviving so that you can finally start thriving!
Maybe you'd like to be living your best life, but instead you're struggling just to get though each day. You've experienced something traumatic- maybe lots of traumatic things. You feel anxious or depressed. You lie awake at night thinking of all the things instead of sleeping peacefully. You feel irritable or angry, or you just can't seem to stop arguing with your spouse or partner. You're tired of trying to just survive each day, and nothing you do seems to be changing that. Life is hard, and we all need help along the way. I'm so glad you're here! I can help you move past surviving so that you can finally start thriving!
(417) 794-5800 View (417) 794-5800
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Matthew Bowers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Ozark, MO 65721  (Online Only)
Welcome! I’m a therapist who is passionate about helping people overcome life’s challenges and life can have so many! I believe that everyone has the potential to live a fulfilling and meaningful life, and I’m here to help you achieve that. Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or just feeling stuck, I’m here to support you every step of the way. I take a holistic approach to therapy, which means that I consider all aspects of your life when working with you. I will work with you to create a plan for us to help you achieve your goals. I believe in transparency, humor, honesty and being real.
Welcome! I’m a therapist who is passionate about helping people overcome life’s challenges and life can have so many! I believe that everyone has the potential to live a fulfilling and meaningful life, and I’m here to help you achieve that. Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or just feeling stuck, I’m here to support you every step of the way. I take a holistic approach to therapy, which means that I consider all aspects of your life when working with you. I will work with you to create a plan for us to help you achieve your goals. I believe in transparency, humor, honesty and being real.
(417) 739-0728 View (417) 739-0728
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Christina J Landry
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CMT
Verified Verified
Rolla, MO 65401
Waitlist for new clients
CURRENTLY I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. My approach to therapy is customized based on the needs of the individual client(s) and draws upon a broad and diverse base of clinical approaches and well-established techniques while incorporating Holistic Modalities including Nutrition, Exercise, and Mindfulness. I frequently utilize Animal Assisted Therapy, so Don’t Be Surprised to see my two certified therapy dogs present at sessions! I am a Certified Master Trainer, with specialty training in Nutrition, DNA Based Wellness & Weight Management, Exercise Recovery Therapy; Life Span Wellness and Health Transformation Exercise.
CURRENTLY I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. My approach to therapy is customized based on the needs of the individual client(s) and draws upon a broad and diverse base of clinical approaches and well-established techniques while incorporating Holistic Modalities including Nutrition, Exercise, and Mindfulness. I frequently utilize Animal Assisted Therapy, so Don’t Be Surprised to see my two certified therapy dogs present at sessions! I am a Certified Master Trainer, with specialty training in Nutrition, DNA Based Wellness & Weight Management, Exercise Recovery Therapy; Life Span Wellness and Health Transformation Exercise.
(573) 229-0852 View (573) 229-0852
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Erin Conley
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65806
I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to feel heard, valued and validated. I feel as though it is my responsibility as a therapist to provide a safe and welcoming space for my clients to be open and vulnerable in order to allow for healing. When working with clients, regardless of their age or stage in life, I strive to meet them where they are and go where they need to go.
I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to feel heard, valued and validated. I feel as though it is my responsibility as a therapist to provide a safe and welcoming space for my clients to be open and vulnerable in order to allow for healing. When working with clients, regardless of their age or stage in life, I strive to meet them where they are and go where they need to go.
(417) 212-5285 View (417) 212-5285
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Latasha Barber
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Forsyth, MO 65653  (Online Only)
When we experience difficult situations in our lives there is nothing more empowering than having a support system to help you find your voice and identity.You have taken a courageous step in seeking counseling and I will provide support and encouragement. I will help in undoing aloneness, increasing one’s capacity to self-love and co create the narrative to become your self at best. Working with me, you will experience an empathetic, non-judgmental, holistic and strength-based approach to conquering your challenges and relationship barriers. I have received a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy.
When we experience difficult situations in our lives there is nothing more empowering than having a support system to help you find your voice and identity.You have taken a courageous step in seeking counseling and I will provide support and encouragement. I will help in undoing aloneness, increasing one’s capacity to self-love and co create the narrative to become your self at best. Working with me, you will experience an empathetic, non-judgmental, holistic and strength-based approach to conquering your challenges and relationship barriers. I have received a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy.
(417) 441-3362 View (417) 441-3362

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Ava, MO

< 10

Therapists in Ava, MO who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Parenting
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Anger Management
100% Autism

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% TRICARE
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Ava, MO see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ava?

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.