Therapists in Moniteau County, MO

Photo of Susan King, Pre-Licensed Professional in Moniteau County, MO
Susan King
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified Verified
California, MO 65018
Not accepting new clients
We all have struggles and challenges in life, each in our own way. It has been my life’s passion to work with people, to build relationships and empower others to find their own version of healthy and happy. I believe each of us has a place and a purpose here on earth, and it is easy to lose our way; to feel like we don’t matter or we don’t belong in someway. Often times traumatic events can lead to feelings of anger, anxiety, depression, and other negative feelings. We often build defenses such as avoidance or even anger. I want to help you navigate those road bumps and set out in a more healthy, happy path of healing.
We all have struggles and challenges in life, each in our own way. It has been my life’s passion to work with people, to build relationships and empower others to find their own version of healthy and happy. I believe each of us has a place and a purpose here on earth, and it is easy to lose our way; to feel like we don’t matter or we don’t belong in someway. Often times traumatic events can lead to feelings of anger, anxiety, depression, and other negative feelings. We often build defenses such as avoidance or even anger. I want to help you navigate those road bumps and set out in a more healthy, happy path of healing.
(573) 621-8099 View (573) 621-8099
Photo of Nanci Nikodym, Licensed Professional Counselor in Moniteau County, MO
Nanci Nikodym
Licensed Professional Counselor, PLPC, MEd
Verified Verified
California, MO 65018
Do you ever feel like you've lost yourself in your relationship? That you don't even know your partner anymore? Or that you're lonely, but you shouldn't be because your life looks 'right' on the outside? You are in the right place. I work best with people who want help in re-finding themselves, loving themselves, and want to work through any experiences that have caused or continue to cause stress, harm, anxiety, or depression for themselves or within their relationship. I love working with clients that want to become better communicators through building, growing, and repairing relationships (with oneself or with your partner).
Do you ever feel like you've lost yourself in your relationship? That you don't even know your partner anymore? Or that you're lonely, but you shouldn't be because your life looks 'right' on the outside? You are in the right place. I work best with people who want help in re-finding themselves, loving themselves, and want to work through any experiences that have caused or continue to cause stress, harm, anxiety, or depression for themselves or within their relationship. I love working with clients that want to become better communicators through building, growing, and repairing relationships (with oneself or with your partner).
(573) 538-3246 View (573) 538-3246

Online Therapists

Photo of Miranda Green, Licensed Professional Counselor in Moniteau County, MO
Miranda Green
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, MO 63090
Sometimes we find ourselves in reactionary mode. We react to the people around us, our circumstances, and our thoughts. Whether you struggle with grief, anger, depression, or stress, Life Intentional Counseling has the services to help. Life Intentional Counseling is about recognizing our ability to live with intentionality and not by happenstance. Being intentional with your thoughts and decisions allows you to find practical ways to make the purposeful choices you want to create a peaceful life.
Sometimes we find ourselves in reactionary mode. We react to the people around us, our circumstances, and our thoughts. Whether you struggle with grief, anger, depression, or stress, Life Intentional Counseling has the services to help. Life Intentional Counseling is about recognizing our ability to live with intentionality and not by happenstance. Being intentional with your thoughts and decisions allows you to find practical ways to make the purposeful choices you want to create a peaceful life.
(636) 500-1687 View (636) 500-1687
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Bethany Wybert
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Moberly, MO 65270
You’re feeling broken. I can help you pick up the pieces. You want more out of life. Maybe you want a more healthy, vibrant marriage. Maybe you want to let go of anger and resentments from past traumas that are stealing your peace and joy today. Maybe you want to say “no” more-without feeling guilty. You are not your problems. You are full of possibilities that are just waiting to be discovered.
You’re feeling broken. I can help you pick up the pieces. You want more out of life. Maybe you want a more healthy, vibrant marriage. Maybe you want to let go of anger and resentments from past traumas that are stealing your peace and joy today. Maybe you want to say “no” more-without feeling guilty. You are not your problems. You are full of possibilities that are just waiting to be discovered.
(573) 488-5811 View (573) 488-5811
Photo of Madeline Cramer, Counselor in Moniteau County, MO
Madeline Cramer
Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lees Summit, MO 64064
I want to help clients get relief and know that they are not alone. Whether that relief is from anxiety, depression, self-esteem, or from relationship issues, we can work together. You might be surprised at how your strengths start to show! I can give you invaluable information and skills that can positively impact your daily life. I care deeply for my clients and restore hope. Together, we overcome your unique struggles to reveal a new life outlook. With your specific concerns, I can show you relief and ways to not have them continuously interfere in your life.
I want to help clients get relief and know that they are not alone. Whether that relief is from anxiety, depression, self-esteem, or from relationship issues, we can work together. You might be surprised at how your strengths start to show! I can give you invaluable information and skills that can positively impact your daily life. I care deeply for my clients and restore hope. Together, we overcome your unique struggles to reveal a new life outlook. With your specific concerns, I can show you relief and ways to not have them continuously interfere in your life.
(816) 625-5977 View (816) 625-5977
Photo of Luke Calvin, Licensed Professional Counselor in Moniteau County, MO
Luke Calvin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wentzville, MO 63385
In my ten years as a counselor, it's been my privilege to care for men, teens, and couples wrestling with depression, stress, and anxiety; addiction (drugs and alcohol; gambling; sexual...); the grief involved with divorce; the struggles associated with life's transitions; difficulties in school and relationships; and family conflict. My hope is that the men and women I talk to would be able to experience intimacy in their relationships, fullness of life, and find success in their daily lives.
In my ten years as a counselor, it's been my privilege to care for men, teens, and couples wrestling with depression, stress, and anxiety; addiction (drugs and alcohol; gambling; sexual...); the grief involved with divorce; the struggles associated with life's transitions; difficulties in school and relationships; and family conflict. My hope is that the men and women I talk to would be able to experience intimacy in their relationships, fullness of life, and find success in their daily lives.
(636) 333-5178 View (636) 333-5178
Photo of Caleb Cheavens, Licensed Professional Counselor in Moniteau County, MO
Caleb Cheavens
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65201
We often tell ourselves, "I should be able to handle this." Persistence has served us well in the past as we have built our careers, but sometimes our self-reliance becomes a burden as we find ourselves suffering in isolation. We don't think of asking for help until things become desperate. We may find we are avoiding our problems by using chemical substances or doom-scrolling on TikTok. We want to feel good about work again, we want our relationships to bring us joy again. But we also may have stopped hoping our situation could get better, except on occasion when we privately dare to hope.
We often tell ourselves, "I should be able to handle this." Persistence has served us well in the past as we have built our careers, but sometimes our self-reliance becomes a burden as we find ourselves suffering in isolation. We don't think of asking for help until things become desperate. We may find we are avoiding our problems by using chemical substances or doom-scrolling on TikTok. We want to feel good about work again, we want our relationships to bring us joy again. But we also may have stopped hoping our situation could get better, except on occasion when we privately dare to hope.
(573) 693-4046 View (573) 693-4046
Photo of Seth Showalter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Moniteau County, MO
Seth Showalter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MHA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Columbia, MO 65203
The reality is: life is difficult. There, I said it–life is hard. We get thrown curve balls every single day and feel the pressure to hide from the world, from others, and from ourselves. From depression, anxiety, grief/loss, relationship conflicts, trauma, and even sexual identity confusion, figuring out our way in the world is not an easy task. You may have even discovered solutions that worked in the short term are not as effective. I believe that therapy is a partnership. I want to come alongside you and support you in your journey. You no longer have to travel this path alone.
The reality is: life is difficult. There, I said it–life is hard. We get thrown curve balls every single day and feel the pressure to hide from the world, from others, and from ourselves. From depression, anxiety, grief/loss, relationship conflicts, trauma, and even sexual identity confusion, figuring out our way in the world is not an easy task. You may have even discovered solutions that worked in the short term are not as effective. I believe that therapy is a partnership. I want to come alongside you and support you in your journey. You no longer have to travel this path alone.
(573) 463-6554 View (573) 463-6554
Photo of Oliver C Stone, Pre-Licensed Professional in Moniteau County, MO
Oliver C Stone
Pre-Licensed Professional, Intern
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65201
Are you looking to connect with a more authentic version of yourself? As a queer therapist, I want to help support you through difficult times or times of self-discovery. Life can be demanding, and I aim to empower you with what you need. That can encompass many things from developing new skills to giving you a safe space to learn more about who you are. Together we will build a place that allows for reflection, growth, and compassion. Whether you are working through anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, all of the above, or more. I will work with you to overcome them and live the fulfilling life that you want.
Are you looking to connect with a more authentic version of yourself? As a queer therapist, I want to help support you through difficult times or times of self-discovery. Life can be demanding, and I aim to empower you with what you need. That can encompass many things from developing new skills to giving you a safe space to learn more about who you are. Together we will build a place that allows for reflection, growth, and compassion. Whether you are working through anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, all of the above, or more. I will work with you to overcome them and live the fulfilling life that you want.
(573) 549-4395 View (573) 549-4395
Photo of Andrea Dixon, Licensed Professional Counselor in Moniteau County, MO
Andrea Dixon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lees Summit, MO 64064  (Online Only)
Are you looking to get real results and make lasting change? Feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed? Experiencing the impacts of past losses or trauma? Having relationship difficulties? Struggling to stick with the goals you set for yourself? Whether you are hoping to resolve pain, discomfort, and despair or seeking authenticity, growth, and more satisfying personal outcomes, my goal is to give you the tools and emotional support necessary to move your life in a new direction. I balance intuition with over a decade of clinical experience to help you find your way to a more authentic and fulfilling life.
Are you looking to get real results and make lasting change? Feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed? Experiencing the impacts of past losses or trauma? Having relationship difficulties? Struggling to stick with the goals you set for yourself? Whether you are hoping to resolve pain, discomfort, and despair or seeking authenticity, growth, and more satisfying personal outcomes, my goal is to give you the tools and emotional support necessary to move your life in a new direction. I balance intuition with over a decade of clinical experience to help you find your way to a more authentic and fulfilling life.
(816) 987-7996 View (816) 987-7996
Photo of Glenn Collet, Psychologist in Moniteau County, MO
Glenn Collet
Psychologist, MS
Verified Verified
Blue Springs, MO 64015
I have been in practice for 30 years as a clinical psychologist. I provide a safe and supportive environment for my clients. I use mindfulness techniques for therapy in addition to a compassionate presence. These approaches include mindfulness to resolving situational depression, teaching clients to overcome overwhelming emotional situations, relaxation techniques to quiet your mind and body, and therapy to assist each client to function each day with calmness and clarity. I am a very proactive therapist, allowing individuals to explore their own thoughts, feelings, behavior patterns, and develop an action plan that best suits their personal growth.
I have been in practice for 30 years as a clinical psychologist. I provide a safe and supportive environment for my clients. I use mindfulness techniques for therapy in addition to a compassionate presence. These approaches include mindfulness to resolving situational depression, teaching clients to overcome overwhelming emotional situations, relaxation techniques to quiet your mind and body, and therapy to assist each client to function each day with calmness and clarity. I am a very proactive therapist, allowing individuals to explore their own thoughts, feelings, behavior patterns, and develop an action plan that best suits their personal growth.
(816) 744-8160 View (816) 744-8160
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Hailee Bradshaw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65201  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Hailee, a licensed clinical social worker at Small Victories. I work with adults and have experience working with people with anxiety, OCD, depression, bipolar, suicidal ideation, body image and self esteem issues. I aim to provide a safe environment where we can talk about anything you want to bring to the table. I want to support you and encourage you through the healing journey. I use a person centered approach in my therapy sessions and incorporate both CBT and DBT. I will meet you where you are and start the growing journey there.
Hi, I’m Hailee, a licensed clinical social worker at Small Victories. I work with adults and have experience working with people with anxiety, OCD, depression, bipolar, suicidal ideation, body image and self esteem issues. I aim to provide a safe environment where we can talk about anything you want to bring to the table. I want to support you and encourage you through the healing journey. I use a person centered approach in my therapy sessions and incorporate both CBT and DBT. I will meet you where you are and start the growing journey there.
(816) 934-5599 View (816) 934-5599
Photo of Tiffany S Borst, Licensed Professional Counselor in Moniteau County, MO
Tiffany S Borst
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CYT-500
Verified Verified
Columbia, MO 65203
I have a passion for helping people who struggle with anxiety and self-doubt, who have a true desire for change and know they are meant for more than living in fear. Uplift your mood, calm your mind and heal past trauma and emotional wounds that are keeping you stuck. You CAN live life without constant anxiety. The peace and joy you long for IS possible. Whether you are experiencing a major life transition, dealing with a past trauma, struggling with constant self-doubt and insecurity or just overwhelmed with life, I can help.
I have a passion for helping people who struggle with anxiety and self-doubt, who have a true desire for change and know they are meant for more than living in fear. Uplift your mood, calm your mind and heal past trauma and emotional wounds that are keeping you stuck. You CAN live life without constant anxiety. The peace and joy you long for IS possible. Whether you are experiencing a major life transition, dealing with a past trauma, struggling with constant self-doubt and insecurity or just overwhelmed with life, I can help.
(573) 559-3449 View (573) 559-3449
Photo of Tamara Moore, Licensed Professional Counselor in Moniteau County, MO
Tamara Moore
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello! I have a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Missouri Baptist University and am a fully licensed therapist. I also currently work as a Director at a non-profit agency, working with youth in the foster care system who have experienced trauma/emotional distress. I have many years experience working with youth who have elevated mental and behavioral health needs (ages 5-20), and working with the family unit as well. I also have experience working with adults, couples, and families.
Hello! I have a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Missouri Baptist University and am a fully licensed therapist. I also currently work as a Director at a non-profit agency, working with youth in the foster care system who have experienced trauma/emotional distress. I have many years experience working with youth who have elevated mental and behavioral health needs (ages 5-20), and working with the family unit as well. I also have experience working with adults, couples, and families.
(636) 202-1015 View (636) 202-1015
Photo of Shelley Clayton Duality Therapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Moniteau County, MO
Shelley Clayton Duality Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64063
I am licensed in Missouri, Iowa, and Kansas with 20 years within the social work, mental health, and the medical fields. I have experience in helping clients with a myriad of mental health issues. I particularly enjoy working with those that are dealing with narcissism and the fall out it can have on our mental health and relationships. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I pride myself in looking at people as a whole as well as their parts. You can expect empathy, honesty, humor, and most likely random movie quotes, TikTok's, or song lyrics during our sessions.
I am licensed in Missouri, Iowa, and Kansas with 20 years within the social work, mental health, and the medical fields. I have experience in helping clients with a myriad of mental health issues. I particularly enjoy working with those that are dealing with narcissism and the fall out it can have on our mental health and relationships. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I pride myself in looking at people as a whole as well as their parts. You can expect empathy, honesty, humor, and most likely random movie quotes, TikTok's, or song lyrics during our sessions.
(816) 494-2065 View (816) 494-2065
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Richard Welch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64063
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/therapist with over 30 years of clinical experience. I specialize in helping adults who with depression, PTSD, and anxiety. Additionally, I have extensive experience working with people who are struggling with alcohol or substance abuse. I specialize in helping LGBTQ and elderly clients. I am available on to work with you in setting goals for treatment. During the initial visit, we will begin discussing what brought you to therapy and what you would like to receive from our sessions together.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/therapist with over 30 years of clinical experience. I specialize in helping adults who with depression, PTSD, and anxiety. Additionally, I have extensive experience working with people who are struggling with alcohol or substance abuse. I specialize in helping LGBTQ and elderly clients. I am available on to work with you in setting goals for treatment. During the initial visit, we will begin discussing what brought you to therapy and what you would like to receive from our sessions together.
(816) 727-3343 View (816) 727-3343
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360 Degrees Wellness Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64063
Life can be stressful. Navigating family relationships, friendships, schooling, employment, parents, and transitioning into adulthood can be hard to manage. Learning to communicate effectively, cope well, and set boundaries are hard things to learn alone. Adolescence is hard. Being a young person with big feelings and even bigger ideas can be challenging. Everyone deserves to work with someone who will listen, educate, give grace, and have fun!
Life can be stressful. Navigating family relationships, friendships, schooling, employment, parents, and transitioning into adulthood can be hard to manage. Learning to communicate effectively, cope well, and set boundaries are hard things to learn alone. Adolescence is hard. Being a young person with big feelings and even bigger ideas can be challenging. Everyone deserves to work with someone who will listen, educate, give grace, and have fun!
(816) 323-5969 View (816) 323-5969
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Joshua C Hulen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65203  (Online Only)
I offer individual counseling, mindfulness training, EMDR, and life coaching through video chatting. Common focus areas include: personal growth and development, career issues, lifestyle issues, assertive communication, self-esteem, ADHD, anger management, persistent mental health problems, addictions, trauma, and disability. I enjoy positive psychology and prefer to focus on solutions, strengths, and assets. I feel it is important to view each person from their unique cultural experience with a nonjudgmental stance. I believe in the biopsychosocial model and understand health and functioning as being systemic in nature.
I offer individual counseling, mindfulness training, EMDR, and life coaching through video chatting. Common focus areas include: personal growth and development, career issues, lifestyle issues, assertive communication, self-esteem, ADHD, anger management, persistent mental health problems, addictions, trauma, and disability. I enjoy positive psychology and prefer to focus on solutions, strengths, and assets. I feel it is important to view each person from their unique cultural experience with a nonjudgmental stance. I believe in the biopsychosocial model and understand health and functioning as being systemic in nature.
(573) 535-6961 View (573) 535-6961
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Christine Baumhoff
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Troy, MO 63379
As a Licensed Professional Counselor I respect and honor the opportunity to meet with you. Sometimes the most valuable vehicle for healing can be having someone to talk to. My approach is welcoming, warm and friendly and my goal is to provide you with an accepting and non-judgmental space where you feel comfortable to express your innermost thoughts and feelings. Together we will increase awareness and insight, build on strengths and resiliency, and explore coping skills for facing the stressors in your life.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor I respect and honor the opportunity to meet with you. Sometimes the most valuable vehicle for healing can be having someone to talk to. My approach is welcoming, warm and friendly and my goal is to provide you with an accepting and non-judgmental space where you feel comfortable to express your innermost thoughts and feelings. Together we will increase awareness and insight, build on strengths and resiliency, and explore coping skills for facing the stressors in your life.
(636) 324-8365 View (636) 324-8365
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Michael J Mayer
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65203
I love working with all types of relationships. Life is about relationships with our parents, our significant other, our children, our co-workers, our friends and our higher power(our God)and any other person who affects our lives. My goal is to help you reach your goals in life. I can help you achieve this level of success. I work with individuals, families, couples and with workplace issues. I have been in practice for over 25 years and still find each person or situation challenging. Give me a call or e-mail. My goal is to touch your life in some positive way.
I love working with all types of relationships. Life is about relationships with our parents, our significant other, our children, our co-workers, our friends and our higher power(our God)and any other person who affects our lives. My goal is to help you reach your goals in life. I can help you achieve this level of success. I work with individuals, families, couples and with workplace issues. I have been in practice for over 25 years and still find each person or situation challenging. Give me a call or e-mail. My goal is to touch your life in some positive way.
(573) 246-0917 View (573) 246-0917

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Moniteau County, MO

< 10

Therapists in Moniteau County, MO who prioritize treating:

50% Relationship Issues
50% Depression
50% Anxiety
50% Domestic Abuse
50% Geriatric and Seniors
50% Grief
50% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

2 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Therapists in Moniteau County, MO see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Moniteau County?

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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.