Therapists in Des Peres, MO

Photo of Monica Bryan, Pre-Licensed Professional in Des Peres, MO
Monica Bryan
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Des Peres, MO 63131
The truth is life can be hard and things can be tough. We may feel down on our luck or even feel hopeless that things will never change. Depression, anxiety, sleepless nights, confusion and stress happen to the best of us and it is ok to reach out to a professional. It is normal to feel lost and uncertain sometimes on how to take a step forward towards living a more enjoyable life defined by your own terms. I believe reaching goals and true change can happen with the right mindset and tools, which I strive to help my clients develop in the most effective way!
The truth is life can be hard and things can be tough. We may feel down on our luck or even feel hopeless that things will never change. Depression, anxiety, sleepless nights, confusion and stress happen to the best of us and it is ok to reach out to a professional. It is normal to feel lost and uncertain sometimes on how to take a step forward towards living a more enjoyable life defined by your own terms. I believe reaching goals and true change can happen with the right mindset and tools, which I strive to help my clients develop in the most effective way!
(314) 804-1154 View (314) 804-1154
Photo of Mike Diller, Licensed Professional Counselor in Des Peres, MO
Mike Diller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Des Peres, MO 63131  (Online Only)
I am a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider and currently provide video and teletherapy counseling. With 20+ years experience in the counseling field, I have witnessed couples, adults, and adolescents achieve renewed hope and happiness. Personal change happens through short-term therapy and may last a lifetime. If you are tired of working hard and achieving little or no success, it's probably time to receive professional help. My specialty areas include marriage counseling, anxiety, depression, family counseling, sexual addiction and pornography, and spiritual issues.
I am a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider and currently provide video and teletherapy counseling. With 20+ years experience in the counseling field, I have witnessed couples, adults, and adolescents achieve renewed hope and happiness. Personal change happens through short-term therapy and may last a lifetime. If you are tired of working hard and achieving little or no success, it's probably time to receive professional help. My specialty areas include marriage counseling, anxiety, depression, family counseling, sexual addiction and pornography, and spiritual issues.
(314) 315-4193 View (314) 315-4193
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Pam Weber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACHT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Des Peres, MO 63131
Individual counseling * Couples counseling * Family counseling * Adolescent counseling * Counseling for older adults and their caregivers * Addiction recovery * Weight Loss * Pam provides compassion, respect, and a heartfelt understanding for people facing life issues. Pam is knowledgeable in the areas of relationship; family dynamics; grief and loss; ADD, bipolar, anxiety, and depression; people struggling with addiction and recovery, and those who love them. The guiding principle behind Pam's work is to assist people in building more meaningful relationships with the most important people in their lives; including themselves.
Individual counseling * Couples counseling * Family counseling * Adolescent counseling * Counseling for older adults and their caregivers * Addiction recovery * Weight Loss * Pam provides compassion, respect, and a heartfelt understanding for people facing life issues. Pam is knowledgeable in the areas of relationship; family dynamics; grief and loss; ADD, bipolar, anxiety, and depression; people struggling with addiction and recovery, and those who love them. The guiding principle behind Pam's work is to assist people in building more meaningful relationships with the most important people in their lives; including themselves.
(314) 485-9974 View (314) 485-9974
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Michael G. S. Gottfried
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Des Peres, MO 63131
Dr. Michael Gottfried enjoys working with adults, adolescents and couples on a wide range of issues. His work with clients centers on improving their view of themselves and improving their relationships with others in order to resolve issues of depression, anxiety, stress, and low self-esteem. Particular areas of specialization include working with men and with young adults.
Dr. Michael Gottfried enjoys working with adults, adolescents and couples on a wide range of issues. His work with clients centers on improving their view of themselves and improving their relationships with others in order to resolve issues of depression, anxiety, stress, and low self-esteem. Particular areas of specialization include working with men and with young adults.
(314) 828-1357 View (314) 828-1357
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St. Louis Marriage Therapy, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT, AASECT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Des Peres, MO 63131
I love working with best friends who are trying to get their sexual spark back. Many of my clients have been together for years and actually get along pretty well. They have good communication, they are partnered well and they treat each other with respect. However, they struggle to want to have sex with one another. They love each other and enjoy each other's time, but they struggle to take sexual chances, try new things and have fun in the bedroom. They essentially have "friend zoned" each other. My work is to help give these couples that special nudge to make sex a priority and enjoy sex again as a team.
I love working with best friends who are trying to get their sexual spark back. Many of my clients have been together for years and actually get along pretty well. They have good communication, they are partnered well and they treat each other with respect. However, they struggle to want to have sex with one another. They love each other and enjoy each other's time, but they struggle to take sexual chances, try new things and have fun in the bedroom. They essentially have "friend zoned" each other. My work is to help give these couples that special nudge to make sex a priority and enjoy sex again as a team.
(314) 403-1960 View (314) 403-1960
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Dr. Patricia Coughlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, MSN
Verified Verified
Des Peres, MO 63131
You will find my services and expertise helpful if you have difficulty with daily living; especially during hormone and or life transitions. This includes aging issues, menopause, premenstrual syndrome, postpartum, depression and infertility. I consult and counsel on natural hormone replacement and use of bio-identical hormones. Depression, anxiety, loss of sexual interest and motivation are all part of problems related to hormonal changes and the natural aging process. I have 30 years experience in nursing and clinical social work helping women of all ages cope and continue healthy lifestyles. In home or office.
You will find my services and expertise helpful if you have difficulty with daily living; especially during hormone and or life transitions. This includes aging issues, menopause, premenstrual syndrome, postpartum, depression and infertility. I consult and counsel on natural hormone replacement and use of bio-identical hormones. Depression, anxiety, loss of sexual interest and motivation are all part of problems related to hormonal changes and the natural aging process. I have 30 years experience in nursing and clinical social work helping women of all ages cope and continue healthy lifestyles. In home or office.
(314) 200-0473 View (314) 200-0473
Photo of William Mattingly, Licensed Professional Counselor in Des Peres, MO
William Mattingly
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Des Peres, MO 63131
Life is difficult. You can be coasting along, only to wake up and find you just don’t have the same kind of joy and excitement that you used to. Activities and being with people you used to enjoy now just feel dull and lifeless or fill you with anxiety and, no matter what you do, nothing changes. You have difficulty falling asleep and, when you finally do, you wake up feeling exhausted and unrested. Your relationships may often be defined by constant fighting, insecurity, or lack of connection and excitement. Issues of sexual integrity fill you with shame, and, no matter what you do, you continue to struggle.
Life is difficult. You can be coasting along, only to wake up and find you just don’t have the same kind of joy and excitement that you used to. Activities and being with people you used to enjoy now just feel dull and lifeless or fill you with anxiety and, no matter what you do, nothing changes. You have difficulty falling asleep and, when you finally do, you wake up feeling exhausted and unrested. Your relationships may often be defined by constant fighting, insecurity, or lack of connection and excitement. Issues of sexual integrity fill you with shame, and, no matter what you do, you continue to struggle.
(314) 310-2279 View (314) 310-2279
Photo of James Feinberg, Psychologist in Des Peres, MO
James Feinberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Des Peres, MO 63131
Are you a parent worrying about your son’s behavior? Maybe you're seeing tantrums, meltdowns, or noticing that they’re acting withdrawn. It feels like something else is going on that’s making your son unhappy and no one can figure it out. They might be dealing with a series of stresses — a divorce, school, relationship issues, or the loss of someone important. These events can hit children and teens hard, and on top of growing up, it can be even harder. It’s not always easy to express their feelings or find someone non-judgemental and trustworthy enough who will really listen and help them sort things out.
Are you a parent worrying about your son’s behavior? Maybe you're seeing tantrums, meltdowns, or noticing that they’re acting withdrawn. It feels like something else is going on that’s making your son unhappy and no one can figure it out. They might be dealing with a series of stresses — a divorce, school, relationship issues, or the loss of someone important. These events can hit children and teens hard, and on top of growing up, it can be even harder. It’s not always easy to express their feelings or find someone non-judgemental and trustworthy enough who will really listen and help them sort things out.
(314) 828-5364 View (314) 828-5364
Photo of John Rapp, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Des Peres, MO
John Rapp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Des Peres, MO 63131
Do you feel like something is missing in your life? Or are you struggling to resolve a problem on your own, even with the help of friends or family? Psychotherapy can offer more than the reduction of psychological symptoms, but change the trajectory of your life. Working together, I can help you challenge unhelpful beliefs, face and contain difficult feelings, better understand yourself and others, cope more effectively, outgrow ingrained patterns, and become a more whole and authentic version of yourself. The benefits of therapy often accrue even after its completion.
Do you feel like something is missing in your life? Or are you struggling to resolve a problem on your own, even with the help of friends or family? Psychotherapy can offer more than the reduction of psychological symptoms, but change the trajectory of your life. Working together, I can help you challenge unhelpful beliefs, face and contain difficult feelings, better understand yourself and others, cope more effectively, outgrow ingrained patterns, and become a more whole and authentic version of yourself. The benefits of therapy often accrue even after its completion.
(314) 310-2723 View (314) 310-2723
Photo of Katie Plasmeier, Licensed Professional Counselor in Des Peres, MO
Katie Plasmeier
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Des Peres, MO 63131
I believe in providing a safe space for my clients to work towards their goals. By providing a safe space to open up about vulnerable topics my goal is to assist you in learning how to challenge maladaptive coping strategies and replace them with adaptive ones. In counseling the process to work towards change can be scary and difficult and that is why my number one goal as a therapist is providing a safe and inviting space to open up.I believe in using a person-centered approach, which means allowing you to guide the sessions. I have found that allowing you to build rapport and work towards your goals it fosters the most change.
I believe in providing a safe space for my clients to work towards their goals. By providing a safe space to open up about vulnerable topics my goal is to assist you in learning how to challenge maladaptive coping strategies and replace them with adaptive ones. In counseling the process to work towards change can be scary and difficult and that is why my number one goal as a therapist is providing a safe and inviting space to open up.I believe in using a person-centered approach, which means allowing you to guide the sessions. I have found that allowing you to build rapport and work towards your goals it fosters the most change.
(314) 328-7801 View (314) 328-7801
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Peyton K Manwarring
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Des Peres, MO 63131
Waitlist for new clients
Peyton Manwarring believes in providing therapy that is a collaborative effort between the counselor and client. Peyton's main goal is to provide a safe, comfortable and accepting environment that facilitates whatever change the client is ready to make. She is passionate about empowering clients to be happier and healthier people, and feel a greater sense of control over their lives.
Peyton Manwarring believes in providing therapy that is a collaborative effort between the counselor and client. Peyton's main goal is to provide a safe, comfortable and accepting environment that facilitates whatever change the client is ready to make. She is passionate about empowering clients to be happier and healthier people, and feel a greater sense of control over their lives.
(314) 690-2636 View (314) 690-2636
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Uplift and Connect Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Des Peres, MO 63131
It's getting harder and harder not to argue in front of the kids. Or, not to argue at all. You are feeling resentful and annoyed with your partner and your negative reactions happen faster than ever before. Plus, you don't want to rock the boat and almost any conversation you have right now turns into an argument. It feels like the person lying next to you in bed is only a roommate and you are lonely. You thought things were getting better but then one more fight sent you back to square-one of feeling alone and distant from each other. You are no longer playing the waiting/hoping game and are looking for change.
It's getting harder and harder not to argue in front of the kids. Or, not to argue at all. You are feeling resentful and annoyed with your partner and your negative reactions happen faster than ever before. Plus, you don't want to rock the boat and almost any conversation you have right now turns into an argument. It feels like the person lying next to you in bed is only a roommate and you are lonely. You thought things were getting better but then one more fight sent you back to square-one of feeling alone and distant from each other. You are no longer playing the waiting/hoping game and are looking for change.
(314) 403-2609 View (314) 403-2609
Photo of Aron Allen, Licensed Professional Counselor in Des Peres, MO
Aron Allen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Des Peres, MO 63131
Not accepting new clients
Still waiting for life to get easier? Yeah, me too. Sometimes when we’re depressed or anxious it feels like this is how it will always be. If you look closely, there may be actions and changes in perspective you can take to feel more alive, stronger, and just maybe, happier. This is where I can help you discover and work with life traps, those pesky recurring patterns that we all carry, but wish we had less of (or none of!).
Still waiting for life to get easier? Yeah, me too. Sometimes when we’re depressed or anxious it feels like this is how it will always be. If you look closely, there may be actions and changes in perspective you can take to feel more alive, stronger, and just maybe, happier. This is where I can help you discover and work with life traps, those pesky recurring patterns that we all carry, but wish we had less of (or none of!).
(314) 325-1516 View (314) 325-1516
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Brooke Hogrefe
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Des Peres, MO 63131  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hey! Welcome. You don’t have to do this alone, and were never meant to. I believe connection, authenticity, and vulnerability lead to deep healing. My approach is direct, relatable, and compassionate. It is a joy for me to create a warm, safe, environment for you to show up exactly as you are. We might be a good match if you: want a stronger sense of identity; struggle with people pleasing or connecting with your true wants and needs; are tired of navigating the scary, oppressive life experiences without support; feel burdened by painful past experiences; want to strengthen your intuition; or make peace with food and your body.
Hey! Welcome. You don’t have to do this alone, and were never meant to. I believe connection, authenticity, and vulnerability lead to deep healing. My approach is direct, relatable, and compassionate. It is a joy for me to create a warm, safe, environment for you to show up exactly as you are. We might be a good match if you: want a stronger sense of identity; struggle with people pleasing or connecting with your true wants and needs; are tired of navigating the scary, oppressive life experiences without support; feel burdened by painful past experiences; want to strengthen your intuition; or make peace with food and your body.
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Liz Davis Goldman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Des Peres, MO 63131  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am glad to provide care to clients with a variety of presenting issues. I particularly value providing affirmative care to members of diverse communities, including the LGBTQIA+ community and people of color. My hope as a therapist is to help clients connect with their love and respect for themselves, as well as find new strategies for coping.
I am glad to provide care to clients with a variety of presenting issues. I particularly value providing affirmative care to members of diverse communities, including the LGBTQIA+ community and people of color. My hope as a therapist is to help clients connect with their love and respect for themselves, as well as find new strategies for coping.
(314) 671-0541 View (314) 671-0541
Photo of Katie Lorenz, Licensed Professional Counselor in Des Peres, MO
Katie Lorenz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Des Peres, MO 63131
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Weighed down by anxiety? Difficulties in relationships or tensions with your children? I can provide you with tools and teach you how to use them, which can help to provide a more satisfying life and to help you become a healthier individual. I am driven by a passion for improving the lives of others and work diligently to provide a custom approach to meet client’s needs. I want to help individuals discover their true identities and God-given gifts, potential, and purposes in life. My approach is to provide empathy and challenge and help clients move toward transformation to make necessary changes.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Weighed down by anxiety? Difficulties in relationships or tensions with your children? I can provide you with tools and teach you how to use them, which can help to provide a more satisfying life and to help you become a healthier individual. I am driven by a passion for improving the lives of others and work diligently to provide a custom approach to meet client’s needs. I want to help individuals discover their true identities and God-given gifts, potential, and purposes in life. My approach is to provide empathy and challenge and help clients move toward transformation to make necessary changes.
(314) 907-1834 View (314) 907-1834
Photo of Erin Schnurbusch, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Des Peres, MO
Erin Schnurbusch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Des Peres, MO 63131  (Online Only)
Sometimes, you just need someone to talk to. Not your mom, not your hairstylist, and even your friends might not want to be your therapist. I have the degree, license, and training to be a therapist, sure, but where I excel is in forming a relationship with YOU so I'm someone you look forward to chatting with on a regular basis. I am not a fan of anything stuffy or inauthentic, and connecting with clients and seeing real, positive change is my favorite part of the job. So whether it's anxiety, depression, or issues surrounding life changes like career decisions or having kids (or so many more things!), I'm your girl. Let's connect!
Sometimes, you just need someone to talk to. Not your mom, not your hairstylist, and even your friends might not want to be your therapist. I have the degree, license, and training to be a therapist, sure, but where I excel is in forming a relationship with YOU so I'm someone you look forward to chatting with on a regular basis. I am not a fan of anything stuffy or inauthentic, and connecting with clients and seeing real, positive change is my favorite part of the job. So whether it's anxiety, depression, or issues surrounding life changes like career decisions or having kids (or so many more things!), I'm your girl. Let's connect!
(314) 582-2248 View (314) 582-2248
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Jasmin Maurer
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, PLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Des Peres, MO 63131
Clients work best with me when their goal is to strengthen relationships, when they feel stuck in relationship patterns that are no longer serving them, as they are navigating systems of oppression and questioning dominate narratives, and developing possibility models of what self-compassion healing could be.
Clients work best with me when their goal is to strengthen relationships, when they feel stuck in relationship patterns that are no longer serving them, as they are navigating systems of oppression and questioning dominate narratives, and developing possibility models of what self-compassion healing could be.
(314) 230-9397 View (314) 230-9397
Photo of Daniel J Christy, Licensed Professional Counselor in Des Peres, MO
Daniel J Christy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CEAP, SAP
Verified Verified
Des Peres, MO 63131
I take a compassionate approach to counseling focusing on your needs and assisting you with attaining your goals. I practice an eclectic approach utilizing various techniques to best fit you. I enjoy helping you find your inner strength and resiliency that can help you overcome life's problems. I have experience working with people to overcome anxiety issues, substance abuse, and work-life balance. If you want to get the most out of life, overcome your difficulties and reframe negative thoughts so that you can see the positive, I would love to help you.
I take a compassionate approach to counseling focusing on your needs and assisting you with attaining your goals. I practice an eclectic approach utilizing various techniques to best fit you. I enjoy helping you find your inner strength and resiliency that can help you overcome life's problems. I have experience working with people to overcome anxiety issues, substance abuse, and work-life balance. If you want to get the most out of life, overcome your difficulties and reframe negative thoughts so that you can see the positive, I would love to help you.
(314) 526-3693 View (314) 526-3693
Photo of Joan Sievert, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Des Peres, MO
Joan Sievert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Des Peres, MO 63131
*Accepting New Clients* Often life events and personal stress can lead us to a point of pain, feeling that we have no control over the course of our lives or meaningful ways to cope. I would love to assist you with identifying personal strengths that will increase your ability to negotiate difficult emotions, stressors and life events. I will encourage you to grow, develop resilience and explore new ways of experiencing the world with a curious, thoughtful mindset. This curiosity leads to an increasing awareness of yourself, your needs and solutions for challenging issues.
*Accepting New Clients* Often life events and personal stress can lead us to a point of pain, feeling that we have no control over the course of our lives or meaningful ways to cope. I would love to assist you with identifying personal strengths that will increase your ability to negotiate difficult emotions, stressors and life events. I will encourage you to grow, develop resilience and explore new ways of experiencing the world with a curious, thoughtful mindset. This curiosity leads to an increasing awareness of yourself, your needs and solutions for challenging issues.
(314) 370-1763 View (314) 370-1763

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Des Peres, MO

40+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Des Peres, MO who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
88% Relationship Issues
84% Depression
84% Self Esteem
74% Coping Skills
74% Stress
70% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
60% Aetna
55% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Des Peres, MO see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
19% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Des Peres?

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.