Therapists in Ballwin, MO

Photo of Ginny Kappel, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ballwin, MO
Ginny Kappel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, Coach
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ballwin, MO 63011
Most of my clients come for therapy and stay for the coaching support. My "typical" or ideal client is often someone that feels stuck or overwhelmed. Sometimes these are feelings of anxiety or unmanageable stress. My clients are self-sufficient, high-functioning, and in many cases, people pleasers. Clients that want more out of life and don't know where to start. I specialize in anxiety disorders and absolutely love watching people begin to live the life they desire! Aside from traditional therapy, I offer coaching services. I'm passionate about helping others achieve their health and wellness goals. I hope we can work together!
Most of my clients come for therapy and stay for the coaching support. My "typical" or ideal client is often someone that feels stuck or overwhelmed. Sometimes these are feelings of anxiety or unmanageable stress. My clients are self-sufficient, high-functioning, and in many cases, people pleasers. Clients that want more out of life and don't know where to start. I specialize in anxiety disorders and absolutely love watching people begin to live the life they desire! Aside from traditional therapy, I offer coaching services. I'm passionate about helping others achieve their health and wellness goals. I hope we can work together!
(314) 403-2960 View (314) 403-2960
Photo of Clayton Brigance, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ballwin, MO
Clayton Brigance
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ballwin, MO 63011
My passion in our therapy space together is walking alongside individuals and couples alike on their journey towards wholeness, and to help parents find answers for their child through sound psychological evaluation. I also specialize in counseling couples through infertility - If you are experiencing infertility/reproductive loss, like my wife and I have, I would be honored to hold your story, because your story matters. I also have extensive experience as a certified school psychologist in the public schools. If you are worried about your child, I can provide a psychological evaluation to help you navigate on where to go next.
My passion in our therapy space together is walking alongside individuals and couples alike on their journey towards wholeness, and to help parents find answers for their child through sound psychological evaluation. I also specialize in counseling couples through infertility - If you are experiencing infertility/reproductive loss, like my wife and I have, I would be honored to hold your story, because your story matters. I also have extensive experience as a certified school psychologist in the public schools. If you are worried about your child, I can provide a psychological evaluation to help you navigate on where to go next.
(636) 948-6569 View (636) 948-6569
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Dr. Virginia Eades
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, PhD
Verified
Ballwin, MO 63021
With 30 plus years of experience Dr. Eades offer a safe, warm and caring environment so that you feel comfortable and at ease. Although primarily a cognitive behavioral therapist, she uses various forms of therapy to help her clients achieve their goals. Her major desire Is to help her clients achieve a sense of satisfaction within their selves and their relationships. She has a proven track record of improving marital relationships and overcoming depression and anxiety disorders.
With 30 plus years of experience Dr. Eades offer a safe, warm and caring environment so that you feel comfortable and at ease. Although primarily a cognitive behavioral therapist, she uses various forms of therapy to help her clients achieve their goals. Her major desire Is to help her clients achieve a sense of satisfaction within their selves and their relationships. She has a proven track record of improving marital relationships and overcoming depression and anxiety disorders.
(636) 238-5759 View (636) 238-5759
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Tia Jenice Morris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, ACSW, LCSW
Verified
Ballwin, MO 63011  (Online Only)
Do you sometimes find yourself staring out the window wondering if you will always feel this way? Has life circumstances left you feeling as if you and your life are a mess, and there’s no chance of it getting better? Asking yourself how you got here? Do you think about the past and wonder about the choices you could have made differently to have a better outcome now? Have you ever thought, “There has to be a way for me to live life without feeling paralyzed by fear, self-sabotage and perfectionism". If you are struggling with feelings of sadness, self-doubt, insecurity, unauthentic, alone, hopeless, and/or stuck, help is here.
Do you sometimes find yourself staring out the window wondering if you will always feel this way? Has life circumstances left you feeling as if you and your life are a mess, and there’s no chance of it getting better? Asking yourself how you got here? Do you think about the past and wonder about the choices you could have made differently to have a better outcome now? Have you ever thought, “There has to be a way for me to live life without feeling paralyzed by fear, self-sabotage and perfectionism". If you are struggling with feelings of sadness, self-doubt, insecurity, unauthentic, alone, hopeless, and/or stuck, help is here.
(314) 675-7078 View (314) 675-7078
Photo of Heidi Hubbard, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ballwin, MO
Heidi Hubbard
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ballwin, MO 63011
Holding yourself and your family together has started to feel like a full-time job, but your obligations don’t stop there. As a mom, you work tirelessly to keep everything running, and it still feels like something is always slipping through the cracks. Your child may be struggling in school, or your teenager is showing some concerning behaviors. And you don’t know how to fix their troubles, or manage the worries that are keeping you up at night. Just by considering therapy, for yourself, your child, or your family, you are showing the strength and resilience that will get you through this challenging time.
Holding yourself and your family together has started to feel like a full-time job, but your obligations don’t stop there. As a mom, you work tirelessly to keep everything running, and it still feels like something is always slipping through the cracks. Your child may be struggling in school, or your teenager is showing some concerning behaviors. And you don’t know how to fix their troubles, or manage the worries that are keeping you up at night. Just by considering therapy, for yourself, your child, or your family, you are showing the strength and resilience that will get you through this challenging time.
(636) 429-4810 View (636) 429-4810
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William G Collins
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, BCIAEEG, BCN, LMFT
Verified
Ballwin, MO 63011
For over 40 years, we have been serving Saint Louis with neurofeedback (28 years), marriage and family counseling (40 years), and testing services with QEEG (20 years). We combine state-of-the-art technology with experienced, knowledgeable clinicians in a client-focused environment to provide non-invasive, drug-free and pain-free treatments for: ADHD, Autism, Aspergers, Sensory Integration Disorders, Depression, Stress, Marital Issues, Migraine/Headaches and Learning Disabilities.
For over 40 years, we have been serving Saint Louis with neurofeedback (28 years), marriage and family counseling (40 years), and testing services with QEEG (20 years). We combine state-of-the-art technology with experienced, knowledgeable clinicians in a client-focused environment to provide non-invasive, drug-free and pain-free treatments for: ADHD, Autism, Aspergers, Sensory Integration Disorders, Depression, Stress, Marital Issues, Migraine/Headaches and Learning Disabilities.
(314) 485-9978 View (314) 485-9978
Photo of Kiel Newman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ballwin, MO
Kiel Newman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ballwin, MO 63011
People often ask ‘How can I benefit from therapy?’ Research has found substantial benefits that go beyond merely surviving in crisis to completely enriching your life. Dr. Levant, a cofounder for the Society of Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, found that ‘men are starting to realize that talking about their feelings can help them live happier, healthier lives.’ Our mental health impacts our energy levels, productivity, adapting to life changes, how we relate to those around us, and how our physical appearance is perceived. Perhaps most importantly, mental health can significantly impact overall health.
People often ask ‘How can I benefit from therapy?’ Research has found substantial benefits that go beyond merely surviving in crisis to completely enriching your life. Dr. Levant, a cofounder for the Society of Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, found that ‘men are starting to realize that talking about their feelings can help them live happier, healthier lives.’ Our mental health impacts our energy levels, productivity, adapting to life changes, how we relate to those around us, and how our physical appearance is perceived. Perhaps most importantly, mental health can significantly impact overall health.
(314) 207-6086 View (314) 207-6086
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Cara Peroutka
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ballwin, MO 63011
Life is full of journeys and adventures. While these can enrich our lives it can also be exhausting and challenging. Crisis, trauma, or just challenges in life can cause isolation and silent suffering for individuals. To be carrying something so heavy and yet no one else knows....you don't have to continue to do that alone. Whether you're a parent of a child who seems to "not be themselves"; a mom who feels so constantly overwhelmed; or a couple burdened with the thought "how did we get here?", know that help is out there, and it doesn't have to continue to be that way.
Life is full of journeys and adventures. While these can enrich our lives it can also be exhausting and challenging. Crisis, trauma, or just challenges in life can cause isolation and silent suffering for individuals. To be carrying something so heavy and yet no one else knows....you don't have to continue to do that alone. Whether you're a parent of a child who seems to "not be themselves"; a mom who feels so constantly overwhelmed; or a couple burdened with the thought "how did we get here?", know that help is out there, and it doesn't have to continue to be that way.
(636) 251-5027 View (636) 251-5027
Photo of Haley Fitzgibbons, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ballwin, MO
Haley Fitzgibbons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Ballwin, MO 63011  (Online Only)
I aim to connect with children and their families to help guide them through challenges, assist in their growth, and better understand themselves. I strive to provide a compassionate and safe space to support clients in processing emotions and building capacity for coping and growth. I value the therapeutic relationship and the powerful change that can occur through that trust. I use a strengths-based and individualized approach for each client and family, with a focus on play-based interventions.
I aim to connect with children and their families to help guide them through challenges, assist in their growth, and better understand themselves. I strive to provide a compassionate and safe space to support clients in processing emotions and building capacity for coping and growth. I value the therapeutic relationship and the powerful change that can occur through that trust. I use a strengths-based and individualized approach for each client and family, with a focus on play-based interventions.
(636) 736-0880 View (636) 736-0880
Photo of Jamie Bodily, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ballwin, MO
Jamie Bodily
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ballwin, MO 63011
I understand the rollercoaster of emotions that come with infertility, pregnancy, and early parenthood. Whether you are struggling to conceive, anxious about pregnancy changes, or feeling overwhelmed as a new parent, I can help. With over 20 years of experience working with expectant and new families, I provide the support, tools and information you need to navigate this journey. My goal is to help you feel empowered, connected and equipped with realistic parenting strategies.
I understand the rollercoaster of emotions that come with infertility, pregnancy, and early parenthood. Whether you are struggling to conceive, anxious about pregnancy changes, or feeling overwhelmed as a new parent, I can help. With over 20 years of experience working with expectant and new families, I provide the support, tools and information you need to navigate this journey. My goal is to help you feel empowered, connected and equipped with realistic parenting strategies.
(636) 782-3339 View (636) 782-3339
Photo of Megan Whittemore, Psychologist in Ballwin, MO
Megan Whittemore
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ballwin, MO 63011
Are you seeking a safe and non-judgmental space with a caring provider? You have found the right place. My goal is to help clients utilize our time together as a safe space to discuss personal matters and discover his/her/their own truest self. Therapy goals remains the same whether working with a child, adolescent, adult or couple: helping you find answers and peace within yourself. I have special interest in working with young adults, parents, family of origin difficulties, and/or relationship difficulties.
Are you seeking a safe and non-judgmental space with a caring provider? You have found the right place. My goal is to help clients utilize our time together as a safe space to discuss personal matters and discover his/her/their own truest self. Therapy goals remains the same whether working with a child, adolescent, adult or couple: helping you find answers and peace within yourself. I have special interest in working with young adults, parents, family of origin difficulties, and/or relationship difficulties.
(636) 486-4231 View (636) 486-4231
Photo of Bob Bertolino, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ballwin, MO
Bob Bertolino
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LMFT, NCC, CRC
Ballwin, MO 63011
We all face challenges. It's how we respond to those challenges that matters. My role is to help clients is live their lives to the fullest. I have 25+ years of experience as a therapist with individuals, couples, and families in both community-based, nonprofit and private practice sectors. My background as a consultant and trainer includes work with residential facilities, hospitals, schools, the Department of Defense, and organizations throughout north America and 11 countries. I have authored or coauthored 14 books and am a Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling at Maryville University.
We all face challenges. It's how we respond to those challenges that matters. My role is to help clients is live their lives to the fullest. I have 25+ years of experience as a therapist with individuals, couples, and families in both community-based, nonprofit and private practice sectors. My background as a consultant and trainer includes work with residential facilities, hospitals, schools, the Department of Defense, and organizations throughout north America and 11 countries. I have authored or coauthored 14 books and am a Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling at Maryville University.
(636) 238-5995 View (636) 238-5995
Photo of Amanda Umlah, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ballwin, MO
Amanda Umlah
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CRAADC, SEP
Verified
6 Endorsed
Ballwin, MO 63011
Sometimes you can feel like you are all alone in life. Like no one can understand the deep internal pain you are feeling and you don’t know what to do. You may feel hopeless, stuck, thinking life will never get better… ​ This is a common theme among many of the clients who walk through my door. There is a great need for a place where they can feel safe, secure, and validated. I believe I am able to provide this for my clients. A place where you can truly feel understood, a haven where you don’t have to feel so alone. My top priority is providing individualistic compassionate care.
Sometimes you can feel like you are all alone in life. Like no one can understand the deep internal pain you are feeling and you don’t know what to do. You may feel hopeless, stuck, thinking life will never get better… ​ This is a common theme among many of the clients who walk through my door. There is a great need for a place where they can feel safe, secure, and validated. I believe I am able to provide this for my clients. A place where you can truly feel understood, a haven where you don’t have to feel so alone. My top priority is providing individualistic compassionate care.
(314) 266-6952 View (314) 266-6952
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John Weber
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CRAADC, CRC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ballwin, MO 63011
I graduated from Maryville University with a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling. Since that time I have become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and Certified Reciprocal Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CRAADC). I have experience working in Residential Treatment, Outpatient Mental Health Treatment & Individual Therapy. I am confident that we can work together to improve your specific situation.
I graduated from Maryville University with a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling. Since that time I have become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and Certified Reciprocal Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CRAADC). I have experience working in Residential Treatment, Outpatient Mental Health Treatment & Individual Therapy. I am confident that we can work together to improve your specific situation.
(636) 434-1972 View (636) 434-1972
Photo of Abbe L Bassin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ballwin, MO
Abbe L Bassin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, RYT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ballwin, MO 63011
My goal is to help my clients work towards achieving their highest possible state of emotional and physical well-being. My professional training and background include working with adolescents and adults in both short and longer term therapy. I value the diversity and flexibility of a generalist practice. I offer challenging insight with compassion and practical solutions aimed at developing a new awareness and fulfilling life.
My goal is to help my clients work towards achieving their highest possible state of emotional and physical well-being. My professional training and background include working with adolescents and adults in both short and longer term therapy. I value the diversity and flexibility of a generalist practice. I offer challenging insight with compassion and practical solutions aimed at developing a new awareness and fulfilling life.
(844) 937-1774 View (844) 937-1774
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Heather Lynn Bauer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Ballwin, MO 63021
Not accepting new clients
I am passionate about guiding my clients toward their goals with warmth and non-judgement. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches tailored to each individual and strive to strike a balance between helping someone understand the "why" and the "how" throughout therapy. Asking why did I come to be here; what have I been doing that isn't working anymore and how can I go about change? Pain, whether relational or within work-life can be an invitation to make the changes necessary to grow. I believe that growth toward a successful and healthy future is possible with deeper understanding of one's past and taking steps toward change.
I am passionate about guiding my clients toward their goals with warmth and non-judgement. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches tailored to each individual and strive to strike a balance between helping someone understand the "why" and the "how" throughout therapy. Asking why did I come to be here; what have I been doing that isn't working anymore and how can I go about change? Pain, whether relational or within work-life can be an invitation to make the changes necessary to grow. I believe that growth toward a successful and healthy future is possible with deeper understanding of one's past and taking steps toward change.
(314) 937-6286 View (314) 937-6286
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Laura Cook Counseling
Counselor, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Ballwin, MO 63021
Mental health therapy is able to help you in many aspects of your life. Some of those aspects might be life transitions, anxiety, depression, past trauma, and relationship issues. In the presence of a trusted therapist, you are able to discuss what might be keeping you from leading a more contented, peaceful life while working to form a deeper understanding of yourself. In therapy, we will discuss self-talk, mind-body connections, and patterns that are prevalent in your life. We will also explore past trauma that might be manifesting itself in symptoms such as anxiety and depression.
Mental health therapy is able to help you in many aspects of your life. Some of those aspects might be life transitions, anxiety, depression, past trauma, and relationship issues. In the presence of a trusted therapist, you are able to discuss what might be keeping you from leading a more contented, peaceful life while working to form a deeper understanding of yourself. In therapy, we will discuss self-talk, mind-body connections, and patterns that are prevalent in your life. We will also explore past trauma that might be manifesting itself in symptoms such as anxiety and depression.
(636) 228-6460 View (636) 228-6460
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Rachel C Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Ballwin, MO 63011
Waitlist for new clients
I am a passionate and dedicated counselor who longs to see healing and redemption in the lives of the wounded and the broken. My background includes working with those who have experienced trauma, abuse, and suffering and consequently have attempted to cope with their pain in a variety of ways -- eating disorders, anxiety, depression, addictions, personality disorders, mood disorders, and more. It is my greatest honor to walk alongside people as they fight for hope and healing.
I am a passionate and dedicated counselor who longs to see healing and redemption in the lives of the wounded and the broken. My background includes working with those who have experienced trauma, abuse, and suffering and consequently have attempted to cope with their pain in a variety of ways -- eating disorders, anxiety, depression, addictions, personality disorders, mood disorders, and more. It is my greatest honor to walk alongside people as they fight for hope and healing.
(636) 431-5985 View (636) 431-5985
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Gina Nicole Holstein
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ballwin, MO 63011
Do you feel or does your child or teen feel overwhelmed, anxious, less confident, not understood or sad and just need someone to talk to. We want gravitate to others who get it and have a desire to feel relief when we have all the feelings. We have goals in life to be more capable, courageous, feel connection and feel like we matter. What if you could have those goals, what would that mean to you or your child? What if we could work together to work through your feelings and goals and in turn produce positive behavior change?
Do you feel or does your child or teen feel overwhelmed, anxious, less confident, not understood or sad and just need someone to talk to. We want gravitate to others who get it and have a desire to feel relief when we have all the feelings. We have goals in life to be more capable, courageous, feel connection and feel like we matter. What if you could have those goals, what would that mean to you or your child? What if we could work together to work through your feelings and goals and in turn produce positive behavior change?
(314) 329-4326 View (314) 329-4326
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Dr. Amy Pfeiffer
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ballwin, MO 63011
I am privileged to work with two specific groups of people: Christian ministry professionals and pastors, and those who suffer from OCD or anxiety disorders. You may be embarrassed to seek help while quietly longing for a safe place to process your struggles or get help with managing your suffering. If you are ready to pursue greater health for yourself and for the sake of those around you, I encourage you to contact me. I enjoy helping clients to find freedom and healing, to understand themselves better, and to move in the direction of a fuller life.
I am privileged to work with two specific groups of people: Christian ministry professionals and pastors, and those who suffer from OCD or anxiety disorders. You may be embarrassed to seek help while quietly longing for a safe place to process your struggles or get help with managing your suffering. If you are ready to pursue greater health for yourself and for the sake of those around you, I encourage you to contact me. I enjoy helping clients to find freedom and healing, to understand themselves better, and to move in the direction of a fuller life.
(636) 735-7209 View (636) 735-7209

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Number of Therapists in Ballwin, MO

100+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Ballwin, MO who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
82% Depression
72% Coping Skills
70% Stress
67% Relationship Issues
67% Self Esteem
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
69% Aetna
69% Optum

How Therapists in Ballwin, MO see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ballwin?

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.