Therapists in Clayton, MO

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Britt Lindon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Clayton, MO 63105
Modern relationships are HARD. Maybe you have found it hard to find the right person or have started to question whether the person you are with now could possibly be the wrong person. It’s tough when you feel burned by or totally confused about your current marriage or dating situation. You’ve probably made choices or overlooked things that you now regret, yet, here you are. Or, maybe you have a relationship at work with a boss and coworkers who undervalue you or play favorites with others. Your work ethic and good ideas have long taken a backseat to putting out fires. Or, maybe you are even so far gone that you are more checked-
Modern relationships are HARD. Maybe you have found it hard to find the right person or have started to question whether the person you are with now could possibly be the wrong person. It’s tough when you feel burned by or totally confused about your current marriage or dating situation. You’ve probably made choices or overlooked things that you now regret, yet, here you are. Or, maybe you have a relationship at work with a boss and coworkers who undervalue you or play favorites with others. Your work ethic and good ideas have long taken a backseat to putting out fires. Or, maybe you are even so far gone that you are more checked-
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Patricia Shaw
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Clayton, MO 63105
Not accepting new clients
With over two decades of experience, Dr. Patricia Shaw practices with gentle expertise in helping individuals and couples heal from the wounds of the past, appreciate and savor the present and plan for a successful future. With years of positive results in treating depression and all manner of fears and anxiety, clients have come to rely and trust Dr. Shaw's therapeutic approach. Those with eating disorders receive understanding and guidance toward health and self-acceptance.
With over two decades of experience, Dr. Patricia Shaw practices with gentle expertise in helping individuals and couples heal from the wounds of the past, appreciate and savor the present and plan for a successful future. With years of positive results in treating depression and all manner of fears and anxiety, clients have come to rely and trust Dr. Shaw's therapeutic approach. Those with eating disorders receive understanding and guidance toward health and self-acceptance.
(314) 527-1174 x21 View (314) 527-1174 x21
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Mary Alice Grady
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, APRN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
Not accepting new clients
Are you experiencing a life transition such as pregnancy, postpartum adjustment, relationship issues, parenting challenges, or midlife changes? Perhaps you are dealing with grief and loss related to infertility, miscarriage, birth trauma, or the loss of a child? Whether you are experiencing stress and anxiety from a life challenge or searching for meaning and purpose after a loss, you possess the wisdom and inner strength for healing and change. I am here to help you clarify your thoughts, feelings, and values to navigate life’s challenges and live a more authentic and meaningful life.
Are you experiencing a life transition such as pregnancy, postpartum adjustment, relationship issues, parenting challenges, or midlife changes? Perhaps you are dealing with grief and loss related to infertility, miscarriage, birth trauma, or the loss of a child? Whether you are experiencing stress and anxiety from a life challenge or searching for meaning and purpose after a loss, you possess the wisdom and inner strength for healing and change. I am here to help you clarify your thoughts, feelings, and values to navigate life’s challenges and live a more authentic and meaningful life.
(314) 886-7834 View (314) 886-7834
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SFC Cares, LLC - Renee McLaurine, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Clayton, MO 63105  (Online Only)
Embarking on the path to healing from trauma is a courageous and deeply personal journey. It requires individualized and compassionate support in a safe and confidential space that allows you to openly explore your emotions, thoughts, and concerns. Your journey is distinct, and together, we delve into the roots of trauma empowering you to process and integrate these experiences in a way that fosters lasting healing. Through our collaborative work, you will be awakened to your unique gifts and strengths so that you may face and overcome your fears and begin pursuing the life you want.
Embarking on the path to healing from trauma is a courageous and deeply personal journey. It requires individualized and compassionate support in a safe and confidential space that allows you to openly explore your emotions, thoughts, and concerns. Your journey is distinct, and together, we delve into the roots of trauma empowering you to process and integrate these experiences in a way that fosters lasting healing. Through our collaborative work, you will be awakened to your unique gifts and strengths so that you may face and overcome your fears and begin pursuing the life you want.
(314) 886-8748 View (314) 886-8748
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Aya B Kawasaki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, LLM
Verified Verified
Clayton, MO 63105
I work with adolescents, adults, and seniors. In home, in school services are available. Clients are encouraged to have specific goals in order to have a personalized treatment plan. I also like to incorporate relaxation exercise.
I work with adolescents, adults, and seniors. In home, in school services are available. Clients are encouraged to have specific goals in order to have a personalized treatment plan. I also like to incorporate relaxation exercise.
(314) 932-2368 View (314) 932-2368
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Francesca M Ferrentelli
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, BCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
My style is informed by EMDR therapy, psychodynamic therapy, Jungian and depth psychology, and positive psychology. I am a licensed professional counselor, a certified EMDR clinician, and a board certified coach. My training and experience has prepared me to help clients with trauma, anxiety, addictions, depression, disordered eating, body image dissatisfaction, life's additions, My approach helps people recognize and change counterproductive patterns in their lives. relationship issues, life transitions, anxiety, and depression. I want to assist people to develop newer, healthier patterns in their lives.
My style is informed by EMDR therapy, psychodynamic therapy, Jungian and depth psychology, and positive psychology. I am a licensed professional counselor, a certified EMDR clinician, and a board certified coach. My training and experience has prepared me to help clients with trauma, anxiety, addictions, depression, disordered eating, body image dissatisfaction, life's additions, My approach helps people recognize and change counterproductive patterns in their lives. relationship issues, life transitions, anxiety, and depression. I want to assist people to develop newer, healthier patterns in their lives.
(314) 283-5664 View (314) 283-5664
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Sam Buettner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, SRT
Verified Verified
Clayton, MO 63105
Waitlist for new clients
Today our lives are full of challenges and obstacles that can feel difficult to overcome. Are you feeling stuck and unsure which direction to turn? Entering counseling can feel scary but it is also a courageous step in the right direction. As your counselor, I will provide you with a safe, non-judgmental space to process what is preventing you from moving forward in life. My goal is to help you make the most of your life and find a sense of purpose and peace.
Today our lives are full of challenges and obstacles that can feel difficult to overcome. Are you feeling stuck and unsure which direction to turn? Entering counseling can feel scary but it is also a courageous step in the right direction. As your counselor, I will provide you with a safe, non-judgmental space to process what is preventing you from moving forward in life. My goal is to help you make the most of your life and find a sense of purpose and peace.
(314) 463-4824 View (314) 463-4824
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Wellness Alliance Counseling & Psychotherapy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Clayton, MO 63105
At Wellness Alliance Counseling & Psychotherapy, we specialize in brief and long-term therapy for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. We believe everyone possess within themselves the potential for transformation, growth, and healing, and have experience helping clients address a variety of concerns: anxiety, depression, family of origin issues, identity development, LGBTQ+ issues, healthy relationships, career concerns, women's issues, eating and body image concerns, substance use, trauma, and living with chronic illness.
At Wellness Alliance Counseling & Psychotherapy, we specialize in brief and long-term therapy for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. We believe everyone possess within themselves the potential for transformation, growth, and healing, and have experience helping clients address a variety of concerns: anxiety, depression, family of origin issues, identity development, LGBTQ+ issues, healthy relationships, career concerns, women's issues, eating and body image concerns, substance use, trauma, and living with chronic illness.
(314) 310-8020 View (314) 310-8020
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Grace Nguyen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
On paper, your life looks great. In reality, you wake up after another sleepless night spent overanalyzing a chat with a coworker. You open your calendar and panic. Weeks ago, you agreed to a party tonight that you had no interest in going to, just so you didn't disappoint your friend. Now, you start scouring your mind for excuses to back out. After landing on a decent (yet untrue) excuse you go to text your friend and are met by a crushing number of unread texts that have accumulated for weeks. It’s exhausting keeping up with everyone AND juggling work, never-ending to-do lists and adulting. You wonder why everything feels so hard.
On paper, your life looks great. In reality, you wake up after another sleepless night spent overanalyzing a chat with a coworker. You open your calendar and panic. Weeks ago, you agreed to a party tonight that you had no interest in going to, just so you didn't disappoint your friend. Now, you start scouring your mind for excuses to back out. After landing on a decent (yet untrue) excuse you go to text your friend and are met by a crushing number of unread texts that have accumulated for weeks. It’s exhausting keeping up with everyone AND juggling work, never-ending to-do lists and adulting. You wonder why everything feels so hard.
(314) 947-3115 View (314) 947-3115
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Mark Thomas Schillinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Clayton, MO 63105
Do you get caught in a rollercoaster of thoughts about what you “should” be doing with your life? Do you need help meeting deadlines for work projects? When your alarm blares in the morning, do you grumble, put your head under the covers, and wish you could sleep all day? If so, you are not alone. Life is increasingly more complicated, which makes it difficult to complete everyday tasks, not to mention trying to achieve your more aspirational goals. Therapy is a safe, non-judgmental space to be open about your past and present challenges. Therapy is about being willing to take action to create positive changes in your life.
Do you get caught in a rollercoaster of thoughts about what you “should” be doing with your life? Do you need help meeting deadlines for work projects? When your alarm blares in the morning, do you grumble, put your head under the covers, and wish you could sleep all day? If so, you are not alone. Life is increasingly more complicated, which makes it difficult to complete everyday tasks, not to mention trying to achieve your more aspirational goals. Therapy is a safe, non-judgmental space to be open about your past and present challenges. Therapy is about being willing to take action to create positive changes in your life.
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Nadia Raza
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLPC
Verified Verified
Clayton, MO 63105
I take a person-centered approach where I provide an open and compassionate space for all. I believe that counseling is a collaborative process, so I hope to involve individuals in their goals and personal growth. In addition, I will outline approaches and strategies we can implement in session. I hope to provide individuals with the tools to overcome life difficulties with greater ease and self-awareness. I like to celebrate growth, regardless of whether they are big or small wins!
I take a person-centered approach where I provide an open and compassionate space for all. I believe that counseling is a collaborative process, so I hope to involve individuals in their goals and personal growth. In addition, I will outline approaches and strategies we can implement in session. I hope to provide individuals with the tools to overcome life difficulties with greater ease and self-awareness. I like to celebrate growth, regardless of whether they are big or small wins!
(314) 948-5501 View (314) 948-5501
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Jackie McCrary
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Clayton, MO 63105
Real work can bring real change. I believe all clients have the capacity to make real progress toward positive change. I also empathically recognize that progress and change can be difficult and sometimes scary. With this in mind, I hope to meet you exactly where you are today. Counseling is not a one-size-fits-all practice; I recognize this and will work with you to tailor a therapeutic approach to your individual needs. I also understand the power of the therapeutic relationship between client and counselor and want to make the collaborative process of counseling meaningful for you.
Real work can bring real change. I believe all clients have the capacity to make real progress toward positive change. I also empathically recognize that progress and change can be difficult and sometimes scary. With this in mind, I hope to meet you exactly where you are today. Counseling is not a one-size-fits-all practice; I recognize this and will work with you to tailor a therapeutic approach to your individual needs. I also understand the power of the therapeutic relationship between client and counselor and want to make the collaborative process of counseling meaningful for you.
(314) 310-1544 View (314) 310-1544
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Jordan Easter
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
I believe that everything we are is a result of the relationships we’ve experienced, and that while some may hurt us, they can also heal. In our sessions I will gently support and encourage as you begin to unravel the pains and triumphs that have brought you here to this moment. Choosing to face our fears, big emotions, and missteps can be overwhelming alone, but empowering in the right space. I hope to provide you with a welcoming environment where you can begin to look at some of the more difficult aspects of life and find your own source of empowerment to move forward in life.
I believe that everything we are is a result of the relationships we’ve experienced, and that while some may hurt us, they can also heal. In our sessions I will gently support and encourage as you begin to unravel the pains and triumphs that have brought you here to this moment. Choosing to face our fears, big emotions, and missteps can be overwhelming alone, but empowering in the right space. I hope to provide you with a welcoming environment where you can begin to look at some of the more difficult aspects of life and find your own source of empowerment to move forward in life.
(314) 207-0331 View (314) 207-0331
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Lindsay C Nichols
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63124
Hello! Are you tired of suffering from emotional and/or physical pain? I can help you in a way that is truly unique and you can see results very quickly. Through my experience I have developed an innate ability to help clients step out of their comfort zone through examination of their external environment from different points of view. I understand that the cornerstone of change is assisting each client with breaking down the walls that surround them to find deeper meaning. My sessions focus on engagement and the therapeutic alliance which leads to effective change. I promise that you will begin noticing changes immediately.
Hello! Are you tired of suffering from emotional and/or physical pain? I can help you in a way that is truly unique and you can see results very quickly. Through my experience I have developed an innate ability to help clients step out of their comfort zone through examination of their external environment from different points of view. I understand that the cornerstone of change is assisting each client with breaking down the walls that surround them to find deeper meaning. My sessions focus on engagement and the therapeutic alliance which leads to effective change. I promise that you will begin noticing changes immediately.
(314) 697-2439 View (314) 697-2439
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Shelby Arsenault
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Clayton, MO 63105  (Online Only)
Life has a lot of challenges. I want to help you work through your struggles and find more hope. I offer a safe and supportive environment where together we can process your feelings and frustrations. I think in order to create real, lasting change that you not only have to challenge your thoughts and behaviors, but also address the underlying feelings and emotions that contribute to them. If you are tired of feeling stuck I will work with you to identify and change your unhealthy patterns so that you can move forward.
Life has a lot of challenges. I want to help you work through your struggles and find more hope. I offer a safe and supportive environment where together we can process your feelings and frustrations. I think in order to create real, lasting change that you not only have to challenge your thoughts and behaviors, but also address the underlying feelings and emotions that contribute to them. If you are tired of feeling stuck I will work with you to identify and change your unhealthy patterns so that you can move forward.
(314) 936-2124 View (314) 936-2124
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Katy Stevener
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
I am here to provide a safe therapeutic environment for you to be heard, valued and celebrated just as you are because you are worth it! My goal is to build a relationship with you to better understand your concerns, and partner with you to develop skills that manage stress and discomfort. I will walk beside you on your journey, provide support and discuss strategies that will foster change and personal growth. I understand change is hard and I will tailor each session to meet you where you are, allowing you to move at a pace you are most comfortable with. Together we can find your path to peace.
I am here to provide a safe therapeutic environment for you to be heard, valued and celebrated just as you are because you are worth it! My goal is to build a relationship with you to better understand your concerns, and partner with you to develop skills that manage stress and discomfort. I will walk beside you on your journey, provide support and discuss strategies that will foster change and personal growth. I understand change is hard and I will tailor each session to meet you where you are, allowing you to move at a pace you are most comfortable with. Together we can find your path to peace.
(636) 389-4901 View (636) 389-4901
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Andy Conrad
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
Thank you for considering me as your counselor. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Additionally, I am a burden, humorous, annoying, musical, incorrect, artistic, wise, slow, and energetic. I welcome you to come in and allow us to accept our true nature, together. I take what I do seriously, but I don’t take myself seriously. I specialize in serving individuals suffering from obsessions and compulsions, anxiety-related issues, body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRB), depression and emotional dysregulation, and existential dilemmas.
Thank you for considering me as your counselor. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Additionally, I am a burden, humorous, annoying, musical, incorrect, artistic, wise, slow, and energetic. I welcome you to come in and allow us to accept our true nature, together. I take what I do seriously, but I don’t take myself seriously. I specialize in serving individuals suffering from obsessions and compulsions, anxiety-related issues, body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRB), depression and emotional dysregulation, and existential dilemmas.
(314) 582-3278 View (314) 582-3278
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Robert Hackleman LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
I can help by providing tools to escape feeling anxious, depressed, fearful, overworked, underappreciated, or overwhelmed. It has been reported that the single most important factor in determining the success of therapy is not the therapeutic model the practitioner uses, rather it is the therapeutic relationship. Knowing this, I strive to make you feel comfortable and begin to trust the therapeutic process. As we explore problems and dilemmas, you will gain new insights and perspectives.
I can help by providing tools to escape feeling anxious, depressed, fearful, overworked, underappreciated, or overwhelmed. It has been reported that the single most important factor in determining the success of therapy is not the therapeutic model the practitioner uses, rather it is the therapeutic relationship. Knowing this, I strive to make you feel comfortable and begin to trust the therapeutic process. As we explore problems and dilemmas, you will gain new insights and perspectives.
(314) 888-5151 View (314) 888-5151
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Gladys Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC, NCC, MAC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
Clayton, MO 63105  (Online Only)
I have extensive training in trauma, addiction, depression and anxiety, as well as stress and adjustment. I address the whole person in treatment planning. Individuals that work with me are empowered and encourages to meet their selected goal to achieve balance in their lives. We work together to form goals and I help you navigate the journey to wellness. We will use the body as a resource, as well as art, movement and poetry if a person chooses.This is a veteran owned business. I served 27 years in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman (Medic), I work with first Responders and thrir families, veterans and MST.
I have extensive training in trauma, addiction, depression and anxiety, as well as stress and adjustment. I address the whole person in treatment planning. Individuals that work with me are empowered and encourages to meet their selected goal to achieve balance in their lives. We work together to form goals and I help you navigate the journey to wellness. We will use the body as a resource, as well as art, movement and poetry if a person chooses.This is a veteran owned business. I served 27 years in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman (Medic), I work with first Responders and thrir families, veterans and MST.
(314) 300-0370 View (314) 300-0370
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James P Ahearn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, JD
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
The clients I serve are often at a crossroads in their life story and unsure of how to close one chapter and begin anew. Clients I enjoy working with recognize that counseling continues outside of the session in self reflection, exploring behavior change, and shifting how we think and relate to ourselves. I find that counseling helps meet goals and needs as diverse as the client, and sometimes goals arise throughout the course of the relationship. No one needs a "good reason" to come to counseling, for the desire to reach out and try will always be sufficient.
The clients I serve are often at a crossroads in their life story and unsure of how to close one chapter and begin anew. Clients I enjoy working with recognize that counseling continues outside of the session in self reflection, exploring behavior change, and shifting how we think and relate to ourselves. I find that counseling helps meet goals and needs as diverse as the client, and sometimes goals arise throughout the course of the relationship. No one needs a "good reason" to come to counseling, for the desire to reach out and try will always be sufficient.
(314) 325-1594 View (314) 325-1594

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Clayton, MO

200+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Clayton, MO who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress
65% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aetna
67% Cigna and Evernorth
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Clayton, MO see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Clayton?

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.