Therapists in Ladue, MO

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Mind Over Matters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Ladue, MO 63124
Do you feel stuck? Do you feel overwhelmed? I help clients who struggle with people-pleasing, perfectionism, high-achievement and anyone who feels anxious, overwhelmed, exhausted and feel like they aren't measuring up. Do you engage in critical self-talk, compare and despair, impossible expectations? I teach clients strategies that positively impact relationships, mood, stress, work, parenting, lifestyle, etc. Thoughts play an important role in how we perceive ourselves, others, and our environment. I aim to identify negative, inaccurate, self-limiting thoughts and replace them into limitless thinking patterns.
Do you feel stuck? Do you feel overwhelmed? I help clients who struggle with people-pleasing, perfectionism, high-achievement and anyone who feels anxious, overwhelmed, exhausted and feel like they aren't measuring up. Do you engage in critical self-talk, compare and despair, impossible expectations? I teach clients strategies that positively impact relationships, mood, stress, work, parenting, lifestyle, etc. Thoughts play an important role in how we perceive ourselves, others, and our environment. I aim to identify negative, inaccurate, self-limiting thoughts and replace them into limitless thinking patterns.
(314) 912-0841 View (314) 912-0841
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Laila Merz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ladue, MO 63124
I went into the field of psychology because I love helping people transform to the best version of themselves. We all need a safe place to understand ourselves and how we relate to others/self. I often say "We need to be Mindful of our Total-Well Being and that our minds and our bodies are an inter-connected systems. Where the mind goes, so does the man or woman in their actions and body states. We go to the physician for our physical health, so how much healthier would we be if we went to our psychologist for our mental health?" At heart, I am a holistic practitioner and love seeing my clients Thrive.
I went into the field of psychology because I love helping people transform to the best version of themselves. We all need a safe place to understand ourselves and how we relate to others/self. I often say "We need to be Mindful of our Total-Well Being and that our minds and our bodies are an inter-connected systems. Where the mind goes, so does the man or woman in their actions and body states. We go to the physician for our physical health, so how much healthier would we be if we went to our psychologist for our mental health?" At heart, I am a holistic practitioner and love seeing my clients Thrive.
(314) 485-4853 View (314) 485-4853
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Jane N Rubin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ladue, MO 63124
I believe "the right" therapeutic relationship is the key to successful therapy. Working collaboratively, the client and I create a safe and supportive environment in which the client may address issues and behaviors, explore difficult emotions, cope with life events, resolve conflict, and identify relational patterns. My passion lies in facilitating clients in their journey toward personal growth and self-discovery. My goal is to help others gain control of their lives and inner strength by better understanding the relationship between their thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors.
I believe "the right" therapeutic relationship is the key to successful therapy. Working collaboratively, the client and I create a safe and supportive environment in which the client may address issues and behaviors, explore difficult emotions, cope with life events, resolve conflict, and identify relational patterns. My passion lies in facilitating clients in their journey toward personal growth and self-discovery. My goal is to help others gain control of their lives and inner strength by better understanding the relationship between their thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors.
(314) 649-5656 View (314) 649-5656
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Julie Geeting
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NBC-HWC
Verified Verified
Ladue, MO 63124
The clients I serve are often in a moment of transition and are unsure what the path forward looks like. They are seeking clarity, as well as relief from their symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression and grief. Clients I enjoy working with understand that therapy extends beyond our scheduled time, and may include setting goals and practicing skills that grow reflection, insight and behavior change. I have seen that therapy and coaching can lead to greater self-understanding and a deeper, more dynamic framework for managing modern life and changing how we relate with ourselves and others.
The clients I serve are often in a moment of transition and are unsure what the path forward looks like. They are seeking clarity, as well as relief from their symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression and grief. Clients I enjoy working with understand that therapy extends beyond our scheduled time, and may include setting goals and practicing skills that grow reflection, insight and behavior change. I have seen that therapy and coaching can lead to greater self-understanding and a deeper, more dynamic framework for managing modern life and changing how we relate with ourselves and others.
(314) 451-5593 View (314) 451-5593
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Footsteps Counseling, LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ladue, MO 63124
Are you just f-ing tired? A car accident left you emotionally paralyzed. An assault shook up your life. A recent medical diagnosis or crisis has you questioning what's next. All the "why" questions are flying through your head and the constant noise is driving you nuts. You want things to make sense. You want to feel like yourself again. Most of all, you want to go back in time to the thing that changed your body and do everything in your power to prevent in from happening. The problem is, no one prepared you for this and no one really understands how to help.
Are you just f-ing tired? A car accident left you emotionally paralyzed. An assault shook up your life. A recent medical diagnosis or crisis has you questioning what's next. All the "why" questions are flying through your head and the constant noise is driving you nuts. You want things to make sense. You want to feel like yourself again. Most of all, you want to go back in time to the thing that changed your body and do everything in your power to prevent in from happening. The problem is, no one prepared you for this and no one really understands how to help.
(314) 916-4603 View (314) 916-4603
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Max Zubatsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ladue, MO 63124
Our lives can be filled with so many obstacles and challenges on a daily basis. Whether these challenges are personal, family, work or peers, we sometimes need to get additional perspectives and clarity on some of life's most pressing issues. I view therapy as a way for clients to seek personal growth and find helpful solutions moving forward. I use humor, compassion and unconditional support to help individuals, couples and families work through a variety of presenting issues. My goal is to help clients resolve the main problem in therapy and help them gain additional strengths and insights in their lives.
Our lives can be filled with so many obstacles and challenges on a daily basis. Whether these challenges are personal, family, work or peers, we sometimes need to get additional perspectives and clarity on some of life's most pressing issues. I view therapy as a way for clients to seek personal growth and find helpful solutions moving forward. I use humor, compassion and unconditional support to help individuals, couples and families work through a variety of presenting issues. My goal is to help clients resolve the main problem in therapy and help them gain additional strengths and insights in their lives.
(314) 310-3460 View (314) 310-3460
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Michael Deal
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Ladue, MO 63124
When working with individuals, I aim to help them through a collaborative process to understand the underlying issues that are causing them to not live up to their potential. The model which I employ assumes that many of our struggles are connected to conflicts within us of which we are not completely aware. I feel that therapy is most effective when the entire person's personality and history are considered instead of just focusing on current problematic behaviors. My work focuses on recognizing long standing relationship patterns that are troublesome as well as developing a more emotionally stable and adaptive personality.
When working with individuals, I aim to help them through a collaborative process to understand the underlying issues that are causing them to not live up to their potential. The model which I employ assumes that many of our struggles are connected to conflicts within us of which we are not completely aware. I feel that therapy is most effective when the entire person's personality and history are considered instead of just focusing on current problematic behaviors. My work focuses on recognizing long standing relationship patterns that are troublesome as well as developing a more emotionally stable and adaptive personality.
(314) 561-7106 View (314) 561-7106
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Amy Ziegler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, JD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ladue, MO 63124
Not accepting new clients
My clients are experiencing conflict, emotional abuse, anxiety, addiction, depression, or grief. I see individuals and couples who are ready to change or are looking for help sorting out what to do. Some have been hurt deeply by a breach of trust. Others are dealing with devastating adult or childhood trauma. Through my training and professional background as an attorney and counselor, I help them find a path to recovery. Clients gain clarity and insight, and learn to manage anxiety, depression, grief, fear and traumatic memories. I am formally trained in CBT, EMDR, DBT and have taught couples counseling at the graduate level.
My clients are experiencing conflict, emotional abuse, anxiety, addiction, depression, or grief. I see individuals and couples who are ready to change or are looking for help sorting out what to do. Some have been hurt deeply by a breach of trust. Others are dealing with devastating adult or childhood trauma. Through my training and professional background as an attorney and counselor, I help them find a path to recovery. Clients gain clarity and insight, and learn to manage anxiety, depression, grief, fear and traumatic memories. I am formally trained in CBT, EMDR, DBT and have taught couples counseling at the graduate level.
(314) 441-7837 View (314) 441-7837
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Tracey Sue Pearson-Heaney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Ladue, MO 63124
When feeling sad, overwhelmed, anxious, or when recovering from trauma, finding a therapist who can quietly listen is very important. As a therapist with 14 years experience I know how to use therapeutic methods to help clients cope with their mental health. I have successfully treated clients asking for help coping with depression, anxiety, bipolar, trauma and individuals who have suffered a head injury enjoy life again. However, I believe it is my calm and quiet nature along with my ability to listen which creates the best environment for healing.
When feeling sad, overwhelmed, anxious, or when recovering from trauma, finding a therapist who can quietly listen is very important. As a therapist with 14 years experience I know how to use therapeutic methods to help clients cope with their mental health. I have successfully treated clients asking for help coping with depression, anxiety, bipolar, trauma and individuals who have suffered a head injury enjoy life again. However, I believe it is my calm and quiet nature along with my ability to listen which creates the best environment for healing.
(314) 804-3271 View (314) 804-3271
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Alisha Beseth
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ladue, MO 63124
If you're hoping to get unstuck from the past, move out of survival mode, and figure out how to thrive, please reach out! I'll help assess what's stuck, work with you to get unstuck, and collaborate with you to change and grow. I also really enjoy working with people who are ready to try EMDR (either as a primary approach or in conjunction with talk therapy, depending on your needs).
If you're hoping to get unstuck from the past, move out of survival mode, and figure out how to thrive, please reach out! I'll help assess what's stuck, work with you to get unstuck, and collaborate with you to change and grow. I also really enjoy working with people who are ready to try EMDR (either as a primary approach or in conjunction with talk therapy, depending on your needs).
(314) 292-9067 View (314) 292-9067
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Lauren Bialecki
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Ladue, MO 63124
I work with individuals, couples, and families who are navigating a variety of life’s challenges. My approach to therapy is strength-based and collaborative. I believe that people inherently have the resources inside of them that they need to create the kind of life that they want. My role is to help people implement strategies to access and further develop those resources. I use evidence-based practices and my clinical training to help my clients lead lives where they feel healthier and more connected to themselves and their loved ones. I see psychotherapy as an avenue to pursue personal growth, empowerment, and positive change.
I work with individuals, couples, and families who are navigating a variety of life’s challenges. My approach to therapy is strength-based and collaborative. I believe that people inherently have the resources inside of them that they need to create the kind of life that they want. My role is to help people implement strategies to access and further develop those resources. I use evidence-based practices and my clinical training to help my clients lead lives where they feel healthier and more connected to themselves and their loved ones. I see psychotherapy as an avenue to pursue personal growth, empowerment, and positive change.
(314) 714-4257 View (314) 714-4257
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Susan Toelle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ladue, MO 63124
When you seek therapy, it is usually because something doesn't feel right. The reasons for this are not always in your consciousness. The therapy process is a journey during which, through exploration, you can uncover issues that lie beneath the surface. You become a student of the self. I can guide you on this journey. By making connections between past and present and recognizing repeated patterns of behavior, you can begin to see the "big picture," and make decisions that can bring about the changes you hope to achieve.
When you seek therapy, it is usually because something doesn't feel right. The reasons for this are not always in your consciousness. The therapy process is a journey during which, through exploration, you can uncover issues that lie beneath the surface. You become a student of the self. I can guide you on this journey. By making connections between past and present and recognizing repeated patterns of behavior, you can begin to see the "big picture," and make decisions that can bring about the changes you hope to achieve.
(314) 310-6251 View (314) 310-6251
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Danica Byler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Ladue, MO 63124  (Online Only)
The Gottman Method is an integrative approach to couple therapy based on over 40 years of research. As a Certified Gottman therapist, I work with couples experiencing communication issues, trouble dealing with conflict and personality differences, infidelity, differing parenting styles, intimacy and closeness. After a thorough assessment of your relationship, we will establish goals, and begin to develop a plan to gain skills that will help begin to heal the issues that can sometimes feel difficult to navigate on your own.
The Gottman Method is an integrative approach to couple therapy based on over 40 years of research. As a Certified Gottman therapist, I work with couples experiencing communication issues, trouble dealing with conflict and personality differences, infidelity, differing parenting styles, intimacy and closeness. After a thorough assessment of your relationship, we will establish goals, and begin to develop a plan to gain skills that will help begin to heal the issues that can sometimes feel difficult to navigate on your own.
(618) 996-5863 View (618) 996-5863
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Erika M. Ottolini
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ladue, MO 63124
Whether you are a teen struggling with friendships and social media, a young person about to graduate from college and fraught with anxiety about your next transition, the parent of a young person wondering how best to help them grow or someone looking for change and not sure where to start, know that there is help available in a compassionate and understanding space. At Artemis Counseling, our goal is to empower teens, parents and families who often come to us during a time of transition, to move through life’s transitions and soar.
Whether you are a teen struggling with friendships and social media, a young person about to graduate from college and fraught with anxiety about your next transition, the parent of a young person wondering how best to help them grow or someone looking for change and not sure where to start, know that there is help available in a compassionate and understanding space. At Artemis Counseling, our goal is to empower teens, parents and families who often come to us during a time of transition, to move through life’s transitions and soar.
(314) 732-4507 View (314) 732-4507
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Karen A Geren
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ladue, MO 63124
Karen utilizes non-judgmental and empowering approaches that focus on helping individuals access internal strengths to cope with life's difficulties. She offers unconditional support for improved wellbeing while actively challenging behaviors that may hinder progress. Interventions specific to clients' needs are regularly reviewed in order to provide tools to be used between therapy sessions.
Karen utilizes non-judgmental and empowering approaches that focus on helping individuals access internal strengths to cope with life's difficulties. She offers unconditional support for improved wellbeing while actively challenging behaviors that may hinder progress. Interventions specific to clients' needs are regularly reviewed in order to provide tools to be used between therapy sessions.
(314) 227-9628 View (314) 227-9628
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Christianne M Judy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CGT, CST
Verified Verified
Ladue, MO 63124
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Certified Gottman Therapist using research based interventions with couples that really work! If you are having difficulties in your life with relationships or your marriage I will help you gain knowledge that can transform your relationships into what you would like them to be. It is only through self knowledge that change can take place. While helping with your relationship, I can also help with your sex life as well as a Certified AASECT Sex Therapist. This is an area of our life that we are taught to keep private and quiet. But, don't suffer in silence.
I am a Certified Gottman Therapist using research based interventions with couples that really work! If you are having difficulties in your life with relationships or your marriage I will help you gain knowledge that can transform your relationships into what you would like them to be. It is only through self knowledge that change can take place. While helping with your relationship, I can also help with your sex life as well as a Certified AASECT Sex Therapist. This is an area of our life that we are taught to keep private and quiet. But, don't suffer in silence.
(618) 509-9613 View (618) 509-9613
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William G Collins
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, BCIAEEG, BCN, LMFT
Verified Verified
Ladue, MO 63124
For over 40 years, we have been serving Saint Louis with neurofeedback (28 years), marriage and family counseling (40 years), and testing services with QEEG (20 years). We combine state-of-the-art technology with experienced, knowledgeable clinicians in a client-focused environment to provide non-invasive, drug-free and pain-free treatments for: ADHD, Autism, Aspergers, Sensory Integration Disorders, Depression, Stress, Marital Issues, Migraine/Headaches and Learning Disabilities.
For over 40 years, we have been serving Saint Louis with neurofeedback (28 years), marriage and family counseling (40 years), and testing services with QEEG (20 years). We combine state-of-the-art technology with experienced, knowledgeable clinicians in a client-focused environment to provide non-invasive, drug-free and pain-free treatments for: ADHD, Autism, Aspergers, Sensory Integration Disorders, Depression, Stress, Marital Issues, Migraine/Headaches and Learning Disabilities.
(314) 485-9978 View (314) 485-9978
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St. Louis DBT, LLC
MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ladue, MO 63124
Many of the people who work with us are trying to find ways of controlling the emotions swirling around them, but it just feels like trying to grasp at sand in a sandstorm - the particles smacking them in the face, blurring their vision of the world, and causing them to flail about in futile attempts to stop the storm. Emotions similarly can cloud judgment and lead us to lash out in futile attempts to stop the pain. The more we try to control the whipping winds, the more energy we waste. We believe the key to surviving the storm is to accept its existence and skillfully cope with it.
Many of the people who work with us are trying to find ways of controlling the emotions swirling around them, but it just feels like trying to grasp at sand in a sandstorm - the particles smacking them in the face, blurring their vision of the world, and causing them to flail about in futile attempts to stop the storm. Emotions similarly can cloud judgment and lead us to lash out in futile attempts to stop the pain. The more we try to control the whipping winds, the more energy we waste. We believe the key to surviving the storm is to accept its existence and skillfully cope with it.
(314) 375-3665 View (314) 375-3665
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Wise Mind Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ladue, MO 63124
Are you struggling to handle stress and anxiety? Do you find yourself turning to food or other substances to comfort yourself? Do you feel like you have lost control? Did a difficult period or event in your life cause you to feel depressed, anxious, or unlike yourself? Many people struggle with emotional eating and/or substance abuse when they are stressed, unhappy, or have an imbalance in their life. We can help you get control of your life again and come to a place of peace and contentment.
Are you struggling to handle stress and anxiety? Do you find yourself turning to food or other substances to comfort yourself? Do you feel like you have lost control? Did a difficult period or event in your life cause you to feel depressed, anxious, or unlike yourself? Many people struggle with emotional eating and/or substance abuse when they are stressed, unhappy, or have an imbalance in their life. We can help you get control of your life again and come to a place of peace and contentment.
(314) 403-1798 View (314) 403-1798
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Bryan Thorson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ladue, MO 63124
From 2002 until 2014 I was an Adolescent Therapist and Clinical Administrator at Logos School. Throughout my professional experience I have guided many adolescents, young adults and their families toward attaining their emotional, social and academic goals. I have established effective therapeutic relationships with individuals suffering from a variety of disorders and issues including but not limited to: Anxiety, Depression, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Bipolar, OCD, ODD, Conduct Disorder, grief and loss, self-injurious behavior, school phobia, substance abuse and others. I believe that everyone has a voice that deserves to be heard and I am here to listen.
From 2002 until 2014 I was an Adolescent Therapist and Clinical Administrator at Logos School. Throughout my professional experience I have guided many adolescents, young adults and their families toward attaining their emotional, social and academic goals. I have established effective therapeutic relationships with individuals suffering from a variety of disorders and issues including but not limited to: Anxiety, Depression, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Bipolar, OCD, ODD, Conduct Disorder, grief and loss, self-injurious behavior, school phobia, substance abuse and others. I believe that everyone has a voice that deserves to be heard and I am here to listen.
(314) 485-2974 View (314) 485-2974

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Ladue, MO

100+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in Ladue, MO who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
90% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress
66% Grief

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

59% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
57% Aetna
49% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Ladue, MO see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ladue?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.