Therapists in Parkville, MO

Photo of Olivia Booher, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Parkville, MO
Olivia Booher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parkville, MO 64152
I know it can be challenging and overwhelming to seek therapy, but you deserve to explore healing, self-compassion and hope. I believe in the potential for all humans to grow and change and would like to embark on a journey with you to ease the suffering in your life. Many circumstances and events from our past or in our present can create obstacles to our sense of peace with ourselves. You may be feeling alone, stuck, unworthy, scared or angry. I can offer an integrative approach that is not a "one-size-fits all", but rather one based on your unique needs and history.
I know it can be challenging and overwhelming to seek therapy, but you deserve to explore healing, self-compassion and hope. I believe in the potential for all humans to grow and change and would like to embark on a journey with you to ease the suffering in your life. Many circumstances and events from our past or in our present can create obstacles to our sense of peace with ourselves. You may be feeling alone, stuck, unworthy, scared or angry. I can offer an integrative approach that is not a "one-size-fits all", but rather one based on your unique needs and history.
(816) 327-2494 View (816) 327-2494
Photo of Darlene Weldon, Licensed Professional Counselor in Parkville, MO
Darlene Weldon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Parkville, MO 64152  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping people of all ages who have anxiety, OCD, and those who are on the Autism Spectrum. I'm based out of Parkville, Missouri but I help people residing anywhere in Missouri or Kansas. Issues include anxiety, panic, social and coping skills, intrusive thoughts, giftedness, and self-esteem. Parents of younger kids may benefit from learning effective behavior modification strategies and fine tuning their parenting style. Issues addressed can include toilet training, help with bedtime and morning routines, sibling conflict, school anxiety, perfectionism, self-esteem, and tantrums/meltdowns.
I specialize in helping people of all ages who have anxiety, OCD, and those who are on the Autism Spectrum. I'm based out of Parkville, Missouri but I help people residing anywhere in Missouri or Kansas. Issues include anxiety, panic, social and coping skills, intrusive thoughts, giftedness, and self-esteem. Parents of younger kids may benefit from learning effective behavior modification strategies and fine tuning their parenting style. Issues addressed can include toilet training, help with bedtime and morning routines, sibling conflict, school anxiety, perfectionism, self-esteem, and tantrums/meltdowns.
(816) 348-3258 View (816) 348-3258
Photo of Julia Vulic, Licensed Professional Counselor in Parkville, MO
Julia Vulic
Licensed Professional Counselor, CRC, LPC, CPT
Verified Verified
Parkville, MO 64152
Are you concerned about your child's behavior? Have you noticed a change in their mood that is distressing? Despite your efforts to help, do you feel that things just aren't improving? I believe that you, as your child's anchor, are the biggest change agent in their lives. However, sometimes an objective stance is needed. I would be honored to partner with you and your family to work through such issues and develop long-term solutions. I am truly passionate about what I do and will provide you with a safe, trusting, and non-judgmental environment.
Are you concerned about your child's behavior? Have you noticed a change in their mood that is distressing? Despite your efforts to help, do you feel that things just aren't improving? I believe that you, as your child's anchor, are the biggest change agent in their lives. However, sometimes an objective stance is needed. I would be honored to partner with you and your family to work through such issues and develop long-term solutions. I am truly passionate about what I do and will provide you with a safe, trusting, and non-judgmental environment.
(816) 720-5727 View (816) 720-5727
Photo of Dipoto Counseling Group, Licensed Professional Counselor in Parkville, MO
Dipoto Counseling Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Parkville, MO 64152
The counselors at Dipoto Counseling Group are Licensed Counselors or Social Workers in the State of Missouri. Our counselors possess a wide range of experience and were selected to meet the diverse needs of our community. We have 16 counselors in our three offices that are ready to work with you. If you are looking for individual, family or couples counseling, we have someone that can work with you. We also have 7 Provisionally Licensed Counselors and Interns that are working under the supervision of Marc Dipoto LPC. They meet weekly with their supervisor to discuss their cases. This service is offered to at a reduced rate.
The counselors at Dipoto Counseling Group are Licensed Counselors or Social Workers in the State of Missouri. Our counselors possess a wide range of experience and were selected to meet the diverse needs of our community. We have 16 counselors in our three offices that are ready to work with you. If you are looking for individual, family or couples counseling, we have someone that can work with you. We also have 7 Provisionally Licensed Counselors and Interns that are working under the supervision of Marc Dipoto LPC. They meet weekly with their supervisor to discuss their cases. This service is offered to at a reduced rate.
(816) 268-8501 View (816) 268-8501
Photo of Maureen Graham Giraldo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Parkville, MO
Maureen Graham Giraldo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Parkville, MO 64152
***NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME*** Do stress, anxiety, anger, or depression interfere with your quality of life? Is a life transition or situation overwhelming you? Do you struggle with negative body image, emotional eating, or an Eating Disorder? Therapy can help you through these difficult challenges. My goal is to provide a supportive, objective, and confidential environment that enables you to explore your thoughts and feelings. I can partner with you to create a positive change.
***NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME*** Do stress, anxiety, anger, or depression interfere with your quality of life? Is a life transition or situation overwhelming you? Do you struggle with negative body image, emotional eating, or an Eating Disorder? Therapy can help you through these difficult challenges. My goal is to provide a supportive, objective, and confidential environment that enables you to explore your thoughts and feelings. I can partner with you to create a positive change.
(816) 566-5925 View (816) 566-5925
Photo of Adam Lynch, Marriage & Family Therapist in Parkville, MO
Adam Lynch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Parkville, MO 64152
The heart and soul of how I help others is as a counselor who meets clients where they are in life, relationships, struggles, and so on - with the goal of gaining your trust and helping move you through discouraging and challenging circumstances, while sharing in God's reality for your life. I believe in the value of working through personal problems and issues in the context of stronger relationships. I will help you with this on a personal level, and in the process of restoring health and relationships with whomever you are intending to build this restored relationship with.
The heart and soul of how I help others is as a counselor who meets clients where they are in life, relationships, struggles, and so on - with the goal of gaining your trust and helping move you through discouraging and challenging circumstances, while sharing in God's reality for your life. I believe in the value of working through personal problems and issues in the context of stronger relationships. I will help you with this on a personal level, and in the process of restoring health and relationships with whomever you are intending to build this restored relationship with.
(816) 307-3814 View (816) 307-3814
Photo of Jessica Almond, Licensed Professional Counselor in Parkville, MO
Jessica Almond
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Parkville, MO 64152
People start to heal the moment they feel heard. I believe that hope and healing can be found, even in places of great pain. Life can become stressful and feel overwhelming at times. Having someone to walk beside you through those times helps ease the burden. As we develop a relationship with each other, I have found that people develop insight into what brought them in to see me. I focus on the whole person and try to understand what is being communicated through the behaviors, not just focusing on the symptoms.
People start to heal the moment they feel heard. I believe that hope and healing can be found, even in places of great pain. Life can become stressful and feel overwhelming at times. Having someone to walk beside you through those times helps ease the burden. As we develop a relationship with each other, I have found that people develop insight into what brought them in to see me. I focus on the whole person and try to understand what is being communicated through the behaviors, not just focusing on the symptoms.
(816) 533-3246 View (816) 533-3246
Photo of Nicole Rich, Licensed Professional Counselor in Parkville, MO
Nicole Rich
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Parkville, MO 64152
Not accepting new clients
The decision to seek counseling is often difficult and comes after much thought and consideration. It has been my experience that the relationship formed between the client and counselor plays a vital role in the effectiveness and outcome of the therapeutic experience. Therefore my goal is to create a caring and trusting relationship with my client so they feel safe, comfortable and supported.
The decision to seek counseling is often difficult and comes after much thought and consideration. It has been my experience that the relationship formed between the client and counselor plays a vital role in the effectiveness and outcome of the therapeutic experience. Therefore my goal is to create a caring and trusting relationship with my client so they feel safe, comfortable and supported.
(816) 237-5218 View (816) 237-5218
Photo of Sabrina Scholz, Licensed Professional Counselor in Parkville, MO
Sabrina Scholz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-MO, LPC-KS, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Parkville, MO 64152
In today's fast paced world, it's sometimes hard to find time to focus on our personal needs. Whether you're facing stress, anxiety, or just want to be heard, I can help you face those challenges in a nonjudgmental environment. My goal is to offer a safe space to slow everything down and work through those difficult moments together. I believe everyone should be allowed the freedom to experience relief and improve their quality of life.
In today's fast paced world, it's sometimes hard to find time to focus on our personal needs. Whether you're facing stress, anxiety, or just want to be heard, I can help you face those challenges in a nonjudgmental environment. My goal is to offer a safe space to slow everything down and work through those difficult moments together. I believe everyone should be allowed the freedom to experience relief and improve their quality of life.
(913) 298-8234 View (913) 298-8234
Photo of Rebecca Dolores Correnti, Licensed Professional Counselor in Parkville, MO
Rebecca Dolores Correnti
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCP
Verified Verified
Parkville, MO 64152  (Online Only)
I do both phone counseling as well as face to face counseling, psychotherapy, and coaching. These are my areas of expertise. Mediation work within the courts for divorce issues, anxiety, panic attacks, adults who have had mild to severe abuse of any kind, PTSD, high stresors, OCD, those who are overwhelmed, depression, relationship counseling for individuals, grief counseling, goal setting, work stressors/ problem solving, Career counseling and personal coaching, co-dependancy problems individual counseling,cognitive-behavior therapy, Autism spectrum, ADHD,and divorce issues with adults, assessments, disability summaries and psychological testing.
I do both phone counseling as well as face to face counseling, psychotherapy, and coaching. These are my areas of expertise. Mediation work within the courts for divorce issues, anxiety, panic attacks, adults who have had mild to severe abuse of any kind, PTSD, high stresors, OCD, those who are overwhelmed, depression, relationship counseling for individuals, grief counseling, goal setting, work stressors/ problem solving, Career counseling and personal coaching, co-dependancy problems individual counseling,cognitive-behavior therapy, Autism spectrum, ADHD,and divorce issues with adults, assessments, disability summaries and psychological testing.
(816) 912-4281 View (816) 912-4281
Photo of Heidi Tolnai, Licensed Professional Counselor in Parkville, MO
Heidi Tolnai
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parkville, MO 64152
Life can be overwhelming at times, whether you are a stressed out parent dealing with a challenging teen or simply trying to get back on your feet after a difficult situation, don't wait any longer before asking for help. As an experienced therapist, I have helped families, children, teens and adults resolve intense conflict, heal from personal issues, and work towards a peaceful life. Becoming a healthy person involves not only an active body and sound mind, but the belief that you are worthy of becoming the best you can be.
Life can be overwhelming at times, whether you are a stressed out parent dealing with a challenging teen or simply trying to get back on your feet after a difficult situation, don't wait any longer before asking for help. As an experienced therapist, I have helped families, children, teens and adults resolve intense conflict, heal from personal issues, and work towards a peaceful life. Becoming a healthy person involves not only an active body and sound mind, but the belief that you are worthy of becoming the best you can be.
(816) 494-1626 View (816) 494-1626
Photo of Jon Soileau, Licensed Professional Counselor in Parkville, MO
Jon Soileau
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
14 Endorsed
Parkville, MO 64152
Knowing we can be loved exactly as we are gives us the best opportunity to grow into the healthiest people. I believe relational psychotherapy helps to restore hope and connection, even during seasons of immense pain and suffering. Having a place where you can be heard and feel known is essential while working through heavy feelings, emotions, thoughts, and processing difficult experiences. As therapy deepens, individuals I work with gain insight into presenting symptoms and patterns of behavior that initially brought them to see me.
Knowing we can be loved exactly as we are gives us the best opportunity to grow into the healthiest people. I believe relational psychotherapy helps to restore hope and connection, even during seasons of immense pain and suffering. Having a place where you can be heard and feel known is essential while working through heavy feelings, emotions, thoughts, and processing difficult experiences. As therapy deepens, individuals I work with gain insight into presenting symptoms and patterns of behavior that initially brought them to see me.
(816) 839-6276 View (816) 839-6276
Photo of Traci Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor in Parkville, MO
Traci Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC, CDRM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parkville, MO 64152
Grab a cup of coffee and let's chat! I am a seasoned therapist with a desire to be a support for client's that are ready to change their lives. Are you ready to feel different, think different, and act different? If the old ways aren't working, then it's time to make sustainable changes to get different results. I am trained in specialties to help client's get moving in the right direction! Let's look at different ways I can help you create a new, improved sense of selves for both individuals and couples not feeling like are reaching their highest potential start moving towards progress! I am licensed in both Missouri and Kansas.
Grab a cup of coffee and let's chat! I am a seasoned therapist with a desire to be a support for client's that are ready to change their lives. Are you ready to feel different, think different, and act different? If the old ways aren't working, then it's time to make sustainable changes to get different results. I am trained in specialties to help client's get moving in the right direction! Let's look at different ways I can help you create a new, improved sense of selves for both individuals and couples not feeling like are reaching their highest potential start moving towards progress! I am licensed in both Missouri and Kansas.
(816) 922-0202 View (816) 922-0202
Photo of Kursten Euwer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Parkville, MO
Kursten Euwer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parkville, MO 64152
Waitlist for new clients
Life comes with its fair share of stress and struggles. If you need support, help sorting through difficult feelings, or moving through a rough spot, my clients report feeling understood and hopeful, while seeing behaviors change and life situations improve. My style is collaborative, interactive, and engaging. I am very comfortable working with a variety of individuals, adults, seniors, teens and children. We can increase your insight, improve communication, uncover barriers, and problem solve to promote growth and change. "Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we will ever do." Brene Brown
Life comes with its fair share of stress and struggles. If you need support, help sorting through difficult feelings, or moving through a rough spot, my clients report feeling understood and hopeful, while seeing behaviors change and life situations improve. My style is collaborative, interactive, and engaging. I am very comfortable working with a variety of individuals, adults, seniors, teens and children. We can increase your insight, improve communication, uncover barriers, and problem solve to promote growth and change. "Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we will ever do." Brene Brown
(844) 962-2743 View (844) 962-2743
Photo of Tara Kelley, Licensed Professional Counselor in Parkville, MO
Tara Kelley
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Parkville, MO 64152
Not accepting new clients
I am a therapist committed to supporting people who are experiencing the very human challenge of feeling caught in a pattern, stuck and unable to move forward at their desired pace, leading to feelings of dissatisfaction and distress. Distress and dissatisfaction may be experienced as trauma symptoms, depression, anxiety, stress, anger, loneliness, addiction, and relationship problems.
I am a therapist committed to supporting people who are experiencing the very human challenge of feeling caught in a pattern, stuck and unable to move forward at their desired pace, leading to feelings of dissatisfaction and distress. Distress and dissatisfaction may be experienced as trauma symptoms, depression, anxiety, stress, anger, loneliness, addiction, and relationship problems.
(816) 339-4405 View (816) 339-4405
Photo of Jenna L Reddoch, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Parkville, MO
Jenna L Reddoch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Parkville, MO 64152
Hello and welcome! As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) I have been providing individual and family therapy services for 15 years. Searching for a therapist can be a daunting task and you are taking a brave first step! I work with individuals (both children and adults) who are struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, family conflict, trauma, disordered eating, body image, life transitions, and overall stressors.
Hello and welcome! As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) I have been providing individual and family therapy services for 15 years. Searching for a therapist can be a daunting task and you are taking a brave first step! I work with individuals (both children and adults) who are struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, family conflict, trauma, disordered eating, body image, life transitions, and overall stressors.
(816) 323-5210 View (816) 323-5210
Photo of Mark Martinez, Licensed Professional Counselor in Parkville, MO
Mark Martinez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Parkville, MO 64152
Not accepting new clients
I am a survivor of severe depression and anxiety and a highly sensitive person, both of which provide me with an ability to practice empathy as well as laugh and cry with clients in therapy.  I work with individuals who are ready to engage all parts of their stories (past, present and future) to move beyond their trauma, addictions, anxiety and depression in order to live lives of fullness and abundance. I draw on my experience raising four young children and being a husband of 10+ years to help others navigate their relationships. 
I am a survivor of severe depression and anxiety and a highly sensitive person, both of which provide me with an ability to practice empathy as well as laugh and cry with clients in therapy.  I work with individuals who are ready to engage all parts of their stories (past, present and future) to move beyond their trauma, addictions, anxiety and depression in order to live lives of fullness and abundance. I draw on my experience raising four young children and being a husband of 10+ years to help others navigate their relationships. 
(816) 239-3821 View (816) 239-3821
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Danielle Dawn Soileau
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Parkville, MO 64152
Much like the seasons, transitions and change are a natural progression of life, potentially stirring up a great amount of distress in our lives, leaving us feeling alone, overwhelmed, and unsettled as our hopes, dreams and relationships can change. Maneuvering through these chapters can be a daunting process, as they are influenced, and so seen through the lens of our past experiences. I aim at being able to walk with you through this tumultuous time, and beyond this stage of your life, helping to unravel some of the painful patterns that negatively impact your relationships.
Much like the seasons, transitions and change are a natural progression of life, potentially stirring up a great amount of distress in our lives, leaving us feeling alone, overwhelmed, and unsettled as our hopes, dreams and relationships can change. Maneuvering through these chapters can be a daunting process, as they are influenced, and so seen through the lens of our past experiences. I aim at being able to walk with you through this tumultuous time, and beyond this stage of your life, helping to unravel some of the painful patterns that negatively impact your relationships.
(816) 744-1368 View (816) 744-1368
Photo of Dr. Leah Barreca, Psychologist in Parkville, MO
Dr. Leah Barreca
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parkville, MO 64152  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are health issues impacting your outlook? Twenty years of honing my therapeutic skills in diverse medical and mental health settings have shaped my unwavering belief in the transformative power of evidence-based therapies. Witnessing firsthand the struggles of individuals battling sleeplessness, chronic headaches, arthritis pain, IBS, and others, led me to specialize in health psychology and leverage CBT-based solutions as both first-line and adjunctive treatments. Recognizing the demands of modern life, I have dedicated my practice to virtual therapy, ensuring equitable access to these specialized treatments regardless of location.
Are health issues impacting your outlook? Twenty years of honing my therapeutic skills in diverse medical and mental health settings have shaped my unwavering belief in the transformative power of evidence-based therapies. Witnessing firsthand the struggles of individuals battling sleeplessness, chronic headaches, arthritis pain, IBS, and others, led me to specialize in health psychology and leverage CBT-based solutions as both first-line and adjunctive treatments. Recognizing the demands of modern life, I have dedicated my practice to virtual therapy, ensuring equitable access to these specialized treatments regardless of location.
(816) 685-8322 View (816) 685-8322
Photo of Kathy Alagna, Licensed Professional Counselor in Parkville, MO
Kathy Alagna
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parkville, MO 64152  (Online Only)
My name is Kathy Alagna and I am a licensed therapist in Kansas City, Missouri. My passion is helping individuals with effective counseling and therapy. You may have arrived here because you want to make a change in your life, within yourself, or in your relationship. I believe I can help you because I specialize in facilitating changes and skills that lead to profound transformations. You have already taken the first step which is a great sign of strength. It takes courage, especially if you are new to counseling or therapy. I look forward to meeting you and providing a trusting, supportive, and empowering environment.
My name is Kathy Alagna and I am a licensed therapist in Kansas City, Missouri. My passion is helping individuals with effective counseling and therapy. You may have arrived here because you want to make a change in your life, within yourself, or in your relationship. I believe I can help you because I specialize in facilitating changes and skills that lead to profound transformations. You have already taken the first step which is a great sign of strength. It takes courage, especially if you are new to counseling or therapy. I look forward to meeting you and providing a trusting, supportive, and empowering environment.
(816) 307-2452 View (816) 307-2452

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Parkville, MO

50+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Parkville, MO who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
90% Depression
88% Coping Skills
81% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
79% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
78% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Parkville, MO see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Parkville?

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.