Therapists in Bolivar, MO

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Melissa Rohrbach
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, CRADC, LPC
Verified Verified
Bolivar, MO 65613
I offer several services that include assessment, treatment planning, recovery support and case management in addition to counseling. My goal is to do whatever it takes to give you or your loved one the best chance for lasting recovery and improve well being of the whole person. The treatment methodologies utilized are time-tested and have consistently proven successful. I understand that the causes of addiction and mental health are complex and often multifaceted; I am here to guide those we serve and their families every step of the way. 
I offer several services that include assessment, treatment planning, recovery support and case management in addition to counseling. My goal is to do whatever it takes to give you or your loved one the best chance for lasting recovery and improve well being of the whole person. The treatment methodologies utilized are time-tested and have consistently proven successful. I understand that the causes of addiction and mental health are complex and often multifaceted; I am here to guide those we serve and their families every step of the way. 
(417) 619-1595 View (417) 619-1595
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Free Your Mind Therapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ADS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bolivar, MO 65613
Are you looking for a therapist who is empathetic and compassionate? It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support and empower you in that journey.
Are you looking for a therapist who is empathetic and compassionate? It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support and empower you in that journey.
(417) 609-2117 View (417) 609-2117
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Mattracea D Wendleton
Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Bolivar, MO 65613  (Online Only)
You are filled with anxiety, restlessness, and/or feeling anxious about what the future holds, what others are thinking of you. Perhaps you're struggling with not feeling good enough, dealing with the "what if" scenarios in your head, and self-doubt keeps creeping in. You know things don't have to be this way, but you've been dealing with it for so long it's hard to imagine the anxiety being gone... Many of the individuals who I work with are driven to feel better and have a growth mindset. You know that life is meant to be more fulfilling. Many of the individuals I see struggle with anxiety, trauma, and/or self-esteem issues.
You are filled with anxiety, restlessness, and/or feeling anxious about what the future holds, what others are thinking of you. Perhaps you're struggling with not feeling good enough, dealing with the "what if" scenarios in your head, and self-doubt keeps creeping in. You know things don't have to be this way, but you've been dealing with it for so long it's hard to imagine the anxiety being gone... Many of the individuals who I work with are driven to feel better and have a growth mindset. You know that life is meant to be more fulfilling. Many of the individuals I see struggle with anxiety, trauma, and/or self-esteem issues.
(417) 553-0145 View (417) 553-0145
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Jessica Hintz Huff
Licensed Professional Counselor, MACP, LPC
Verified Verified
Bolivar, MO 65613
Waitlist for new clients
Life is so fast paced with so many paths, which can cause a person to feel stuck. It is easy to feel like one is far behind or should be at a certain milestone in their life. One thing I always tell my clients is to meet themselves where they are at. A simple phrase that takes awhile to fully understand what that is and how to get there. By meeting ourselves where we are at, we can examine what we truly want and begin to trust ourselves. As the journey begins, I will be side by side my clients. I may have the book smart, but they are the expert of themselves.
Life is so fast paced with so many paths, which can cause a person to feel stuck. It is easy to feel like one is far behind or should be at a certain milestone in their life. One thing I always tell my clients is to meet themselves where they are at. A simple phrase that takes awhile to fully understand what that is and how to get there. By meeting ourselves where we are at, we can examine what we truly want and begin to trust ourselves. As the journey begins, I will be side by side my clients. I may have the book smart, but they are the expert of themselves.
(417) 962-8218 View (417) 962-8218
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Andy Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, KPMT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Bolivar, MO 65613  (Online Only)
My ideal client would be parents or caregivers seeking treatment for their children with behavioral, emotional, and social problems, such as ODD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other typical childhood issues. These clients would be interested in a parent training format for the treatments, indicating a willingness to actively participate in the therapy process and work collaboratively with the therapist. Additionally, the ideal client would be open to utilizing technology for teletherapy sessions, as my services are presented in an online therapy platform.
My ideal client would be parents or caregivers seeking treatment for their children with behavioral, emotional, and social problems, such as ODD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other typical childhood issues. These clients would be interested in a parent training format for the treatments, indicating a willingness to actively participate in the therapy process and work collaboratively with the therapist. Additionally, the ideal client would be open to utilizing technology for teletherapy sessions, as my services are presented in an online therapy platform.
(636) 614-1673 View (636) 614-1673
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Compass Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Bolivar, MO 65613
At Compass Counseling, we are dedicated to providing responsive service to our clients, contacts and community. We have a diverse staff of professional counselors who are capable of meeting the most difficult counseling needs. We seek to develop cooperative relationships with everyone involved in the client's care to maximize the therapeutic benefit to the client and optimize the treatment process. Our growing list of therapists allows us to match up client needs with specific areas of interest/expertise within our counselor community.
At Compass Counseling, we are dedicated to providing responsive service to our clients, contacts and community. We have a diverse staff of professional counselors who are capable of meeting the most difficult counseling needs. We seek to develop cooperative relationships with everyone involved in the client's care to maximize the therapeutic benefit to the client and optimize the treatment process. Our growing list of therapists allows us to match up client needs with specific areas of interest/expertise within our counselor community.
(417) 203-4877 View (417) 203-4877
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Tonya McMillen Boone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bolivar, MO 65727
Waitlist for new clients
Life is full of transitions. Changes in employment, relationship status, becoming a parent, the illness or death of a loved one, relocating or developing a health condition are some of the most challenging life transitions. Without adequate emotional support and healthy coping skills, the extra stress can lead to more serious physical or mental health problems. Depression, anxiety, insomnia, and relationship conflicts can appear or worsen as a result of not having knowledge of how to effectively cope with life changes. I educate and support my clients as we work to eliminate negative symptoms and develop a brighter future.
Life is full of transitions. Changes in employment, relationship status, becoming a parent, the illness or death of a loved one, relocating or developing a health condition are some of the most challenging life transitions. Without adequate emotional support and healthy coping skills, the extra stress can lead to more serious physical or mental health problems. Depression, anxiety, insomnia, and relationship conflicts can appear or worsen as a result of not having knowledge of how to effectively cope with life changes. I educate and support my clients as we work to eliminate negative symptoms and develop a brighter future.
(417) 708-7858 View (417) 708-7858
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Mandy Browning
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bolivar, MO 65613
Waitlist for new clients
Life can present us with many unwanted and unexpected situations. Sometimes, it can be a traumatic situation, or maybe you are dealing with a child who has become withdrawn, not speaking, and is not socializing with the family. Perhaps you have some past trauma that has not been fully explored or resolved, or anxiety about the future. Whatever the circumstances, counseling may be able to help. I have worked with clients of all ages and with many different issues, including anxiety, depression, and ADHD as well as with patients experiencing past and current trauma.
Life can present us with many unwanted and unexpected situations. Sometimes, it can be a traumatic situation, or maybe you are dealing with a child who has become withdrawn, not speaking, and is not socializing with the family. Perhaps you have some past trauma that has not been fully explored or resolved, or anxiety about the future. Whatever the circumstances, counseling may be able to help. I have worked with clients of all ages and with many different issues, including anxiety, depression, and ADHD as well as with patients experiencing past and current trauma.
(417) 246-2163 View (417) 246-2163
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Lisa C. York
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bolivar, MO 65727  (Online Only)
My ideal client is someone looking for a significant change in their life. They may struggle with past hurts, shame, isolation, trauma, low self image, resentment, self-hatred, depression, or anxiety. They need someone to listen and to provide a safe place free of judgement where they will be heard. Their goals might include finding freedom, seeing their situation in a new light, gaining hope, finding their voice, or integrating their life experience and their spirituality.
My ideal client is someone looking for a significant change in their life. They may struggle with past hurts, shame, isolation, trauma, low self image, resentment, self-hatred, depression, or anxiety. They need someone to listen and to provide a safe place free of judgement where they will be heard. Their goals might include finding freedom, seeing their situation in a new light, gaining hope, finding their voice, or integrating their life experience and their spirituality.
(417) 216-7961 View (417) 216-7961

Online Therapists

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Courtney Caywood
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65807
My office is more than just a space—it's a sanctuary where authenticity and vulnerability are celebrated in a judgment-free zone. Here, your goals and aspirations become a priority. I'm comfortable working with kids, teens, and adults with a variety of mental health concerns.
My office is more than just a space—it's a sanctuary where authenticity and vulnerability are celebrated in a judgment-free zone. Here, your goals and aspirations become a priority. I'm comfortable working with kids, teens, and adults with a variety of mental health concerns.
(417) 892-3388 View (417) 892-3388
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Penny L Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Joplin, MO 64801
PTSD is not always easily talked about and often masked by other symptoms. Do you startle easily? Unable to sleep through the night? Having nightmares? These are symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder after experiencing domestic violence, workforce harassment, tragic event, death of a family member or friend, natural disaster such as tornado, flood or fire. PTSD can be a vicious cycle of triggers, anxiety, panic attack, tiredness, unable to sleep, nightmares, ruminating thoughts, having conditions that you can't escape. I provide understanding, finding the triggering event and work through the event to find peace again.
PTSD is not always easily talked about and often masked by other symptoms. Do you startle easily? Unable to sleep through the night? Having nightmares? These are symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder after experiencing domestic violence, workforce harassment, tragic event, death of a family member or friend, natural disaster such as tornado, flood or fire. PTSD can be a vicious cycle of triggers, anxiety, panic attack, tiredness, unable to sleep, nightmares, ruminating thoughts, having conditions that you can't escape. I provide understanding, finding the triggering event and work through the event to find peace again.
(417) 855-3261 View (417) 855-3261
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Nathen D. Ransom
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65804
Do you feel stuck or like failure is your normal? Do you have painful memories or nightmares of the past that still haunt you and wish you could just move past them? Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based treatment that resolves the body's response to trauma, phobias, or negative life experiences. Whether you are a survivor of a horrific trauma or you have experienced adverse life events, I’m here to help you move past those experiences and into a more fulfilling future. Most people can benefit from EMDR therapy, which is often coupled with CBT and other therapies.
Do you feel stuck or like failure is your normal? Do you have painful memories or nightmares of the past that still haunt you and wish you could just move past them? Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based treatment that resolves the body's response to trauma, phobias, or negative life experiences. Whether you are a survivor of a horrific trauma or you have experienced adverse life events, I’m here to help you move past those experiences and into a more fulfilling future. Most people can benefit from EMDR therapy, which is often coupled with CBT and other therapies.
(417) 815-6923 View (417) 815-6923
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Jody Tetlow
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65804
My goal is to provide a safe, supportive, and healing environment for my clients. I believe that through unconditional positive regard, connection, and compassion individuals are able to learn more about themselves. In doing so they can find solutions, strengthen inner peace, and work towards personal goals. My treatment approach as a therapist is tailored to each client to incorporate techniques and methodologies that are most helpful to each individual.
My goal is to provide a safe, supportive, and healing environment for my clients. I believe that through unconditional positive regard, connection, and compassion individuals are able to learn more about themselves. In doing so they can find solutions, strengthen inner peace, and work towards personal goals. My treatment approach as a therapist is tailored to each client to incorporate techniques and methodologies that are most helpful to each individual.
(417) 487-4208 View (417) 487-4208
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Melanie Finley
Pre-Licensed Professional, CIT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65806
Creating a nurturing and trusting therapeutic relationship is at the heart of my practice. My goal is for every client to experience a profound sense of safety and belonging as we embark on a journey of healing and growth together. I believe in a holistic approach to counseling. Helping unlock the innate wisdom within your own body and mind, fostering healing and deep connection with yourself and others.
Creating a nurturing and trusting therapeutic relationship is at the heart of my practice. My goal is for every client to experience a profound sense of safety and belonging as we embark on a journey of healing and growth together. I believe in a holistic approach to counseling. Helping unlock the innate wisdom within your own body and mind, fostering healing and deep connection with yourself and others.
(417) 742-8565 View (417) 742-8565
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Lyndsey Cherry
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65804
My ideal client to work with is one who comes ready to look at the why behind the what, going deeper to understand the roots that cause one to act and think the way they do. The purpose and goal in being curious about the roots is to heal from the wounds and deep-rooted beliefs about ourselves and the world that we have picked up along our own journey in life. The benefit of this work is to live more freely in the Truth of who we were created to be, not allowing fear and past wounds to control one’s life. This growth can equip and lead to more safe, connected, and healthy relationships with ourselves and our loved ones.
My ideal client to work with is one who comes ready to look at the why behind the what, going deeper to understand the roots that cause one to act and think the way they do. The purpose and goal in being curious about the roots is to heal from the wounds and deep-rooted beliefs about ourselves and the world that we have picked up along our own journey in life. The benefit of this work is to live more freely in the Truth of who we were created to be, not allowing fear and past wounds to control one’s life. This growth can equip and lead to more safe, connected, and healthy relationships with ourselves and our loved ones.
(417) 453-2397 View (417) 453-2397
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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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Country Crossroads Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CRADC
Verified Verified
Lone Jack, MO 64070
Thank you for taking a few minutes to research counselors in your area! Finding the right counselor can be the most important part of this journey. We currently have 40+ counselors and 7 admin staff. We offer locations in Pleasant Hill, Warrensburg, Blue Springs, Higginsville, Lone Jack, and Kingsville as well as providing School Based therapy in 15 local school districts. CCC is excited to offer Animal Assisted Therapy at several locations. Clients say they love the escape and have a sense of peace and relaxation. To learn more about our individual counselors and how we can help you, visit our website.
Thank you for taking a few minutes to research counselors in your area! Finding the right counselor can be the most important part of this journey. We currently have 40+ counselors and 7 admin staff. We offer locations in Pleasant Hill, Warrensburg, Blue Springs, Higginsville, Lone Jack, and Kingsville as well as providing School Based therapy in 15 local school districts. CCC is excited to offer Animal Assisted Therapy at several locations. Clients say they love the escape and have a sense of peace and relaxation. To learn more about our individual counselors and how we can help you, visit our website.
(816) 272-1828 View (816) 272-1828
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Tiffany Crawford
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65807  (Online Only)
We are in this together, but sometimes we encounter so many obstacles we lose sight of our purpose and passion. Whether it is stress, burnout, overwhelm, or just feeling stuck, we disconnect from what makes our life meaningful and relinquish the power of our voice in telling our story. It is easy to get caught up in letting others and our circumstances direct the narratives about our lives-whether they are parents, peers, partners, or oppressive systems that seek to diminish and dehumanize people.
We are in this together, but sometimes we encounter so many obstacles we lose sight of our purpose and passion. Whether it is stress, burnout, overwhelm, or just feeling stuck, we disconnect from what makes our life meaningful and relinquish the power of our voice in telling our story. It is easy to get caught up in letting others and our circumstances direct the narratives about our lives-whether they are parents, peers, partners, or oppressive systems that seek to diminish and dehumanize people.
(417) 924-0116 View (417) 924-0116
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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
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Karen Salsman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Oronogo, MO 64855  (Online Only)
I am pleased to introduce myself as a dedicated professional in the field of counseling. I completed my Master’s of Science in Education for Counseling at Missouri Baptist University in 2008 and obtained full licensure as a therapist in the state of Missouri in 2010. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working in various settings, including as a Counselor/Case Manager at an outpatient mental health clinic from 2008 to 2015, and later as a Counselor in a prison from 2015 to 2021. Since July of 2021, I have been offering virtual counseling services through Sondermind and other platforms.
I am pleased to introduce myself as a dedicated professional in the field of counseling. I completed my Master’s of Science in Education for Counseling at Missouri Baptist University in 2008 and obtained full licensure as a therapist in the state of Missouri in 2010. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working in various settings, including as a Counselor/Case Manager at an outpatient mental health clinic from 2008 to 2015, and later as a Counselor in a prison from 2015 to 2021. Since July of 2021, I have been offering virtual counseling services through Sondermind and other platforms.
(417) 441-2491 View (417) 441-2491

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Number of Therapists in Bolivar, MO

< 10

Therapists in Bolivar, MO who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
89% Anxiety
78% Trauma and PTSD
78% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
56% Relationship Issues
56% Child

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
83% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Bolivar, MO see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bolivar?

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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.