Therapists in Richmond Heights, MO

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Suzie Rapisardo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond Heights, MO 63117  (Online Only)
Do you tell yourself you are bad at being an adult? You feel like you are drowning in your to do list and all of the tasks of daily living that seem necessary just to tread water. "Easy" things like keeping up with laundry and getting to appointments on time are constantly beating up your self-worth. How do other people make this seem so effortless? You have so many goals and ideas but making headway on any of them feels impossible at times. You are also creative, resilient, and even this second looking for the right kind of help so you can try again!
Do you tell yourself you are bad at being an adult? You feel like you are drowning in your to do list and all of the tasks of daily living that seem necessary just to tread water. "Easy" things like keeping up with laundry and getting to appointments on time are constantly beating up your self-worth. How do other people make this seem so effortless? You have so many goals and ideas but making headway on any of them feels impossible at times. You are also creative, resilient, and even this second looking for the right kind of help so you can try again!
(314) 501-9759 View (314) 501-9759
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Ciarra Yancey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Ciarra Yancey, LPC works with individuals 4-25 years of age. She has worked with a variety of children and their families which include working with individuals in the foster care system, children who have experienced significant trauma, and children with behavioral and emotional disorders. She has also worked with children on the autism spectrum in a school setting. Ciarra is passionate about working with children and their families to help them build strong, trusting relationships. She believes that healthy relationships are key to living happy, fulfilling lives.
Ciarra Yancey, LPC works with individuals 4-25 years of age. She has worked with a variety of children and their families which include working with individuals in the foster care system, children who have experienced significant trauma, and children with behavioral and emotional disorders. She has also worked with children on the autism spectrum in a school setting. Ciarra is passionate about working with children and their families to help them build strong, trusting relationships. She believes that healthy relationships are key to living happy, fulfilling lives.
(314) 970-4224 View (314) 970-4224
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Elizabeth Irwin
Counselor, MEd, LPC, BCN
Verified Verified
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
I have experience treating eating disorders, addictions, developmental trauma, PTSD, relationship issues, bad body image, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders. I am certified in EMDR and have received training in such therapeutic modalities as neurofeedback, interpersonal neurobiology, Internal Family Systems, family therapy, schema therapy, and somatic experiencing. I received my Masters in Counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and have since practiced in both residential treatment centers and outpatient settings.
I have experience treating eating disorders, addictions, developmental trauma, PTSD, relationship issues, bad body image, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders. I am certified in EMDR and have received training in such therapeutic modalities as neurofeedback, interpersonal neurobiology, Internal Family Systems, family therapy, schema therapy, and somatic experiencing. I received my Masters in Counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and have since practiced in both residential treatment centers and outpatient settings.
(314) 310-3236 View (314) 310-3236
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Kaitlyn Burns
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Kaitlyn LeMasters, LCSW Kaitlyn LeMasters is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri who has been practicing since 2022. She earned a Master of Social Work degree from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville. Kaitlyn believes in creating a safe space to explore emotions, developing new insights, and building new skills to improve overall mental health and quality of life. In her spare time, Kaitlyn enjoys exercise, reading, and spending time with loved ones.
Kaitlyn LeMasters, LCSW Kaitlyn LeMasters is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri who has been practicing since 2022. She earned a Master of Social Work degree from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville. Kaitlyn believes in creating a safe space to explore emotions, developing new insights, and building new skills to improve overall mental health and quality of life. In her spare time, Kaitlyn enjoys exercise, reading, and spending time with loved ones.
(314) 742-9671 View (314) 742-9671
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James Vick
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Dr. N. James Vick obtained his Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University in 2017, and also holds a Doctor of Education with emphasis in Instructional Learning also from Lindenwood University in 2020. His previous experience includes many years working with the individuals suffering from substance dependence and mental health concerns in St. Louis City out-patient programs. Dr. N. James Vick sees young adults and adults individually as well as couples, families.
Dr. N. James Vick obtained his Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University in 2017, and also holds a Doctor of Education with emphasis in Instructional Learning also from Lindenwood University in 2020. His previous experience includes many years working with the individuals suffering from substance dependence and mental health concerns in St. Louis City out-patient programs. Dr. N. James Vick sees young adults and adults individually as well as couples, families.
(314) 666-6136 View (314) 666-6136
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Alexandra Solaro
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, SEP
Verified Verified
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
I offer neurofeedback therapy and qEEG brain mapping to clients seeking symptom reduction in anxiety, OCD, depression ADHD, trauma and addictions. I bring a developmental and trauma-informed perspective to neurotherapy and believe that contextualizing symptoms presenting on the level of the brain is key to creating insight and lasting change.
I offer neurofeedback therapy and qEEG brain mapping to clients seeking symptom reduction in anxiety, OCD, depression ADHD, trauma and addictions. I bring a developmental and trauma-informed perspective to neurotherapy and believe that contextualizing symptoms presenting on the level of the brain is key to creating insight and lasting change.
(314) 310-7717 View (314) 310-7717
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Mary Benhoff
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Mary is a counselor, who has been practicing since 2017. She graduated from Lindenwood University with a Masters in Professional Counseling. Mary believes in Client-Centered, Solution-Focused, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Her main areas of focus include Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, OCD. In her spare time, Mary enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending time with loved ones.
Mary is a counselor, who has been practicing since 2017. She graduated from Lindenwood University with a Masters in Professional Counseling. Mary believes in Client-Centered, Solution-Focused, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Her main areas of focus include Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, OCD. In her spare time, Mary enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending time with loved ones.
(314) 274-1793 View (314) 274-1793
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Sean Bradley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Welcome, I'm here to help. I am experienced in assisting children and families who have been affected by trauma and are dealing with its effects, including anxiety, anger issues, post-traumatic stress, depression, and other symptoms. Additionally, I am experienced in working with children who display severe behavioral issues in response to their trauma. I have provided individual and family therapy for children in a Residential Treatment Facility and I'm well-versed in the Foster and Adoptive systems. I also help families struggling with communication issues and children experiencing attachment difficulties with their parents.
Welcome, I'm here to help. I am experienced in assisting children and families who have been affected by trauma and are dealing with its effects, including anxiety, anger issues, post-traumatic stress, depression, and other symptoms. Additionally, I am experienced in working with children who display severe behavioral issues in response to their trauma. I have provided individual and family therapy for children in a Residential Treatment Facility and I'm well-versed in the Foster and Adoptive systems. I also help families struggling with communication issues and children experiencing attachment difficulties with their parents.
(314) 310-7893 View (314) 310-7893
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Kelly Pittman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
You have an incredibly difficult time saying no to friends, coworkers and family. You feel constant pressure to "get things right" and can immediately go to the worst case scenario when something is off. You have a constant critic in your head that won't stop. You can't remember what you did this morning because your mind goes a mile a minute. It's like you can't catch a break. It doesn't have to be this way; I can help. I love working with busy, exhausted queer and cis, het women and teens to help you give your mind a break; to finally find relief from your inner critic, decrease your worry and stress.
You have an incredibly difficult time saying no to friends, coworkers and family. You feel constant pressure to "get things right" and can immediately go to the worst case scenario when something is off. You have a constant critic in your head that won't stop. You can't remember what you did this morning because your mind goes a mile a minute. It's like you can't catch a break. It doesn't have to be this way; I can help. I love working with busy, exhausted queer and cis, het women and teens to help you give your mind a break; to finally find relief from your inner critic, decrease your worry and stress.
(314) 860-7121 View (314) 860-7121
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Joy Ciskowski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Hello! If you're reading this, I want you to know you are innately worthy of the care, change, and healing you so deeply desire. On top of that, you hold the power within to make those changes. Not only is this a belief I personally hold, it is one supported by research. On a molecular level, we are wired to develop and change when given what we need. This remains true starting from childhood and beyond into adulthood. Meaning, it's never too late to seek out wholeness and you haven't missed your chance.
Hello! If you're reading this, I want you to know you are innately worthy of the care, change, and healing you so deeply desire. On top of that, you hold the power within to make those changes. Not only is this a belief I personally hold, it is one supported by research. On a molecular level, we are wired to develop and change when given what we need. This remains true starting from childhood and beyond into adulthood. Meaning, it's never too late to seek out wholeness and you haven't missed your chance.
(314) 794-5946 View (314) 794-5946
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Cheyenne Bauman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
I know that finding the right therapist can feel like an overwhelming process. That is where I come in. My goal is to provide you with a safe place to feel seen and heard. A place to thrive not just survive. I believe that therapy is designed to reflect a sense of honor and respect for someone’s story to achieve not only symptom remission but also a deeper, long-lasting sense of healing. I am passionate about working with individuals to improve their quality of life, increase internal connection, implement adaptive skills, and better their relationships with others, food, body, and movement.
I know that finding the right therapist can feel like an overwhelming process. That is where I come in. My goal is to provide you with a safe place to feel seen and heard. A place to thrive not just survive. I believe that therapy is designed to reflect a sense of honor and respect for someone’s story to achieve not only symptom remission but also a deeper, long-lasting sense of healing. I am passionate about working with individuals to improve their quality of life, increase internal connection, implement adaptive skills, and better their relationships with others, food, body, and movement.
(314) 403-1998 View (314) 403-1998
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Ashley Menke
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Do you ever feel like you are reliving the same script but with a different cast? Often, we play out the same dynamics across relationships without noticing how the same conflicts and chaos show up time and time again. I enjoy working with clients to recognize these patterns and collaborate towards striking a balance between empathy and boundaries. As a counselor, I aim to be with you in that discomfort and offer guidance in the process of letting go.
Do you ever feel like you are reliving the same script but with a different cast? Often, we play out the same dynamics across relationships without noticing how the same conflicts and chaos show up time and time again. I enjoy working with clients to recognize these patterns and collaborate towards striking a balance between empathy and boundaries. As a counselor, I aim to be with you in that discomfort and offer guidance in the process of letting go.
(314) 626-8997 View (314) 626-8997
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Dr. Laura Vintes
Licensed Professional Counselor, Psy D , LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Hello. I'm so glad you made it! Life is hard. Sometimes the smallest things in life can feel like our greatest struggles when we aren't doing well. Sometimes, that's hard to admit and even harder to reach out for help. I am sure you are reaching to find someone with compassion, effective communication and someone who is going to help you with self-exploration and personal growth. Therapy is a collaborative journey. I will be there to guide, support and empower you along the way. Together we can explore your challenges, strengths, and aspirations to help you get to where you want to be.
Hello. I'm so glad you made it! Life is hard. Sometimes the smallest things in life can feel like our greatest struggles when we aren't doing well. Sometimes, that's hard to admit and even harder to reach out for help. I am sure you are reaching to find someone with compassion, effective communication and someone who is going to help you with self-exploration and personal growth. Therapy is a collaborative journey. I will be there to guide, support and empower you along the way. Together we can explore your challenges, strengths, and aspirations to help you get to where you want to be.
(314) 742-8673 View (314) 742-8673
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Laura Ranalletta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Accepting New Clients Summer '22 - I believe that we're all doing the best we can, and also: we can all be doing better! Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or a life circumstance which is difficult to navigate, I'm here to help. Chances are you are feeling alone, confused, or dissatisfied with your life at this moment. Maybe you're ready for deep healing from the past. Maybe you're looking for ways to cope with the present. Maybe you want to better understand yourself and your emotions. Maybe you're just looking to talk with a neutral third party about daily stressors. Wherever you're at, welcome!
Accepting New Clients Summer '22 - I believe that we're all doing the best we can, and also: we can all be doing better! Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or a life circumstance which is difficult to navigate, I'm here to help. Chances are you are feeling alone, confused, or dissatisfied with your life at this moment. Maybe you're ready for deep healing from the past. Maybe you're looking for ways to cope with the present. Maybe you want to better understand yourself and your emotions. Maybe you're just looking to talk with a neutral third party about daily stressors. Wherever you're at, welcome!
(636) 278-9585 View (636) 278-9585
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Casey Tyskowski
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
My goal as a therapist is to help my clients feel safe, validated, and supported as we work together to identify challenges and create personalized goals that will lead you to ultimately heal and feel whole again. I understand change can feel overwhelming and I will allow you to move at a pace you are comfortable with.
My goal as a therapist is to help my clients feel safe, validated, and supported as we work together to identify challenges and create personalized goals that will lead you to ultimately heal and feel whole again. I understand change can feel overwhelming and I will allow you to move at a pace you are comfortable with.
(314) 742-7574 View (314) 742-7574
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Leah Gregory
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Leah Gregory is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri who has been practicing since 2016. She obtained her Bachelor in Social Work from Missouri State University and her Master in Social Worker from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Leah aims to provide a safe, unconditionally supportive, and non-judgmental environment where you can feel vulnerable and empowered to heal and grow. She is here to be present with you through your deepest struggles, listen to your most difficult feelings, and work through the challenges you are facing.
Leah Gregory is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri who has been practicing since 2016. She obtained her Bachelor in Social Work from Missouri State University and her Master in Social Worker from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Leah aims to provide a safe, unconditionally supportive, and non-judgmental environment where you can feel vulnerable and empowered to heal and grow. She is here to be present with you through your deepest struggles, listen to your most difficult feelings, and work through the challenges you are facing.
(314) 834-7237 View (314) 834-7237
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Joy Hathaway
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Joy Hathaway, LPC Joy Hathaway is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri who has been practicing since 2014. She has a Master of Education in Counseling from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Missouri, St. Louis. Joy enjoys working with people to find the best path for them, personally, to help them move their lives forward. Her approach is based mostly on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, incorporating elements from ACT, DBT, strengths-based, person-centered, and trauma-informed.
Joy Hathaway, LPC Joy Hathaway is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri who has been practicing since 2014. She has a Master of Education in Counseling from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Missouri, St. Louis. Joy enjoys working with people to find the best path for them, personally, to help them move their lives forward. Her approach is based mostly on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, incorporating elements from ACT, DBT, strengths-based, person-centered, and trauma-informed.
(314) 907-0880 View (314) 907-0880
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Gregory A Goldman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Not accepting new clients
I am co-owner of Psychological services of St. Louis, LLC, where I provide psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and groups, and conduct psychological assessments. I have helped people manage a wide variety of problems including anxiety and mood disorders, substance use issues, adjustment difficulties, social/relationship problems, self-esteem and assertiveness issues, anger and impulsivity, career and life direction issues, sexual orientation and gender-related problems, unusual experiences, and existential concerns. I believe strongly in taking the time to know and understand my clients so we can collaboratively find a treatment approach that fits and is as effective as possible.
I am co-owner of Psychological services of St. Louis, LLC, where I provide psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and groups, and conduct psychological assessments. I have helped people manage a wide variety of problems including anxiety and mood disorders, substance use issues, adjustment difficulties, social/relationship problems, self-esteem and assertiveness issues, anger and impulsivity, career and life direction issues, sexual orientation and gender-related problems, unusual experiences, and existential concerns. I believe strongly in taking the time to know and understand my clients so we can collaboratively find a treatment approach that fits and is as effective as possible.
(314) 527-0184 View (314) 527-0184
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Jordan M Watson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC, CPBA
Verified Verified
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
The belief that you can have a meaningful career is the first step to finding one...Sean Aiken. Hi there! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor who specializes in Career Counseling. Career counseling is meant to provide wellness, satisfaction, and empowerment in your place of work. Topics that are typically discussed are designed to give you a better understanding of yourself and the world of work in order to make career, educational, and life decisions. My goal is to help you overcome your daily professional stressors.
The belief that you can have a meaningful career is the first step to finding one...Sean Aiken. Hi there! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor who specializes in Career Counseling. Career counseling is meant to provide wellness, satisfaction, and empowerment in your place of work. Topics that are typically discussed are designed to give you a better understanding of yourself and the world of work in order to make career, educational, and life decisions. My goal is to help you overcome your daily professional stressors.
(314) 582-0379 View (314) 582-0379
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Bryan Thorson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
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

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Number of Therapists in Richmond Heights, MO

80+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Richmond Heights, MO who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
74% Relationship Issues
74% Trauma and PTSD
66% Self Esteem
59% Grief
58% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Cigna and Evernorth
64% Aetna

How Therapists in Richmond Heights, MO see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
16% Male
5% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Richmond Heights?

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.