Therapists in Saint Louis, MO

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Photo of Megan Seidman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Saint Louis, MO
Megan Seidman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63119
Whatever the reason that has led you to seek therapy services, I am here to listen. I offer a gentle, compassionate and non-judgmental environment, providing my clients with a safe space where they will feel heard and supported. Whether you are struggling with a significant life event, feeling unsatisfied in a relationship or job, coping with loss, or experiencing feelings of depression or anxiety, I believe that you are capable of making meaningful change. Employing a strengths-based, collaborative approach, together we will work toward developing a clear path to achieve your goals and lead a more purposeful and satisfying life.
Whatever the reason that has led you to seek therapy services, I am here to listen. I offer a gentle, compassionate and non-judgmental environment, providing my clients with a safe space where they will feel heard and supported. Whether you are struggling with a significant life event, feeling unsatisfied in a relationship or job, coping with loss, or experiencing feelings of depression or anxiety, I believe that you are capable of making meaningful change. Employing a strengths-based, collaborative approach, together we will work toward developing a clear path to achieve your goals and lead a more purposeful and satisfying life.
(314) 370-2268 x702 View (314) 370-2268 x702
Photo of Tonya Hutchinson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Saint Louis, MO
Tonya Hutchinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63108  (Online Only)
Therapy is a partnership between the client and the therapist, and I feel honored when I am allowed to walk the path towards hope, empowerment and healing with another individual. You deserve someone who sees you, and will listen with an empathetic and non-judgmental ear. Life itself can be a struggle at times, and part of my role is to help you to recognize your strengths and assist you with concrete tools. For Black and Brown folks, as well as the LGBTQIA community, the stress can be overwhelming. It is ok, and at times necessary, to have that safe place, and safe person to hear you out. You are worth it!
Therapy is a partnership between the client and the therapist, and I feel honored when I am allowed to walk the path towards hope, empowerment and healing with another individual. You deserve someone who sees you, and will listen with an empathetic and non-judgmental ear. Life itself can be a struggle at times, and part of my role is to help you to recognize your strengths and assist you with concrete tools. For Black and Brown folks, as well as the LGBTQIA community, the stress can be overwhelming. It is ok, and at times necessary, to have that safe place, and safe person to hear you out. You are worth it!
(314) 501-9691 View (314) 501-9691
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Julia Leah Hughes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH, CCTP, MSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63118  (Online Only)
Whether you are new to therapy, or returning to your journey of self-discovery and healing — making the choice to find a therapist can be overwhelming. Be proud that you made it this far. Seeking space to process and understand yourself to heal is a radical choice. I’m passionate about processing trauma and working with caregivers, helpers, and those excited to tune into one's own needs. I work with clients seeking to explore a deeper understanding of their attachment, and identities and heal from emotional neglect. My practice welcomes and centers neuro-divergent, LGBTQIA2+, and consensually non-monogamous clients.
Whether you are new to therapy, or returning to your journey of self-discovery and healing — making the choice to find a therapist can be overwhelming. Be proud that you made it this far. Seeking space to process and understand yourself to heal is a radical choice. I’m passionate about processing trauma and working with caregivers, helpers, and those excited to tune into one's own needs. I work with clients seeking to explore a deeper understanding of their attachment, and identities and heal from emotional neglect. My practice welcomes and centers neuro-divergent, LGBTQIA2+, and consensually non-monogamous clients.
(314) 804-0921 View (314) 804-0921
Photo of Alice Kinsella, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Louis, MO
Alice Kinsella
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63139
6-8 sessions may be all you need. Do you often think/say to yourself: “I should know this?” “I’ve read all the self-help books.” “I’ve done therapy in the past.” "I was doing great." “What are you going to tell me that I don’t already know?” or "I have never done this before" I get it. I work with negative, self-limiting beliefs and past traumas that may be holding you back.
6-8 sessions may be all you need. Do you often think/say to yourself: “I should know this?” “I’ve read all the self-help books.” “I’ve done therapy in the past.” "I was doing great." “What are you going to tell me that I don’t already know?” or "I have never done this before" I get it. I work with negative, self-limiting beliefs and past traumas that may be holding you back.
(314) 328-7516 View (314) 328-7516
Photo of Matt Anderson, Pre-Licensed Professional in Saint Louis, MO
Matt Anderson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, PLPC
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63139
I know what it’s like to feel helpless, alone, frustrated, confused, unseen, unheard, and unsupported. Also, I know that it’s possible to transform these experiences into something deeply meaningful. The path to this transformation involves time and intention, and the courage to look deeply at oneself. As we learn to understand and relinquish old patterns, new ways of being give forth new hope and possibility. And not just for ourselves, but for everyone around us. What a wondrous experience!
I know what it’s like to feel helpless, alone, frustrated, confused, unseen, unheard, and unsupported. Also, I know that it’s possible to transform these experiences into something deeply meaningful. The path to this transformation involves time and intention, and the courage to look deeply at oneself. As we learn to understand and relinquish old patterns, new ways of being give forth new hope and possibility. And not just for ourselves, but for everyone around us. What a wondrous experience!
(314) 408-6966 View (314) 408-6966
Photo of Janis Miller, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Louis, MO
Janis Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63108  (Online Only)
Do you ever feel so overwhelmed with your life and circumstances that you feel anxious or depressed? Or have you experienced something in your life that you cannot get over or get through and it is still affecting you and the way you want to live? Life can be challenging and sometimes you need someone objective to talk to. Someone who will not judge you or tell you what you should do. You have goals and dreams to achieve. You also want to be at peace with yourself and live a contented, fulfilling life.
Do you ever feel so overwhelmed with your life and circumstances that you feel anxious or depressed? Or have you experienced something in your life that you cannot get over or get through and it is still affecting you and the way you want to live? Life can be challenging and sometimes you need someone objective to talk to. Someone who will not judge you or tell you what you should do. You have goals and dreams to achieve. You also want to be at peace with yourself and live a contented, fulfilling life.
(314) 328-7565 View (314) 328-7565
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Anthony Joseph Castro
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63141
I have been a practicing Clinical Psychologist in the St. Louis area for over 20 years. I treat kids, teenagers, couples, and adults with various mental health issues. I have written a nationally published self-growth book and I have taught graduate psychology courses.
I have been a practicing Clinical Psychologist in the St. Louis area for over 20 years. I treat kids, teenagers, couples, and adults with various mental health issues. I have written a nationally published self-growth book and I have taught graduate psychology courses.
(314) 762-6502 View (314) 762-6502
Photo of Tonya Winingar, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Louis, MO
Tonya Winingar
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63132
You’ve had enough! The stress has been building. You hold it in but then the littlest thing pushes you over the edge. No one truly understands everything you’ve been through but you aren’t sure you want to let them in. Life has been cruel at times! You try to push it away. It's impossible. Triggers are everywhere. The anxiety and despair in those moments is more than you can handle! Your world becomes small in hopes that you can avoid these feelings but it only makes things worse. You are stuck in a vicious cycle. Nothing seems to help. You don’t want to keep living this way but you don’t know what to do or where to go.
You’ve had enough! The stress has been building. You hold it in but then the littlest thing pushes you over the edge. No one truly understands everything you’ve been through but you aren’t sure you want to let them in. Life has been cruel at times! You try to push it away. It's impossible. Triggers are everywhere. The anxiety and despair in those moments is more than you can handle! Your world becomes small in hopes that you can avoid these feelings but it only makes things worse. You are stuck in a vicious cycle. Nothing seems to help. You don’t want to keep living this way but you don’t know what to do or where to go.
(314) 310-5882 View (314) 310-5882
Photo of Abigail Green, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Louis, MO
Abigail Green
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Waitlist for new clients
I have 20 years of experience helping people of diverse backgrounds to navigate through difficult times in their lives. I listen carefully and work hard to understand how you feel. I have hope that people can overcome depression, calm anxiety, be transformed through grief, and find their peaceful center in the midst of over-stimulation and busyness. I have extensive experience in working with couples, individuals with chronic pain and autoimmune disorders, and PTSD/complex trauma. My goal is to create space for you to explore yourself, your relationship with others, and work towards living a life of greater pleasure and meaning.
I have 20 years of experience helping people of diverse backgrounds to navigate through difficult times in their lives. I listen carefully and work hard to understand how you feel. I have hope that people can overcome depression, calm anxiety, be transformed through grief, and find their peaceful center in the midst of over-stimulation and busyness. I have extensive experience in working with couples, individuals with chronic pain and autoimmune disorders, and PTSD/complex trauma. My goal is to create space for you to explore yourself, your relationship with others, and work towards living a life of greater pleasure and meaning.
(314) 730-9777 View (314) 730-9777
Photo of Katie Taggart, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Saint Louis, MO
Katie Taggart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63141
I am dedicated to providing a safe space for all of your therapy needs. I believe the most important component of successful therapy is the development of a therapeutic relationship. I want you or your child to feel safe and comfortable so that real change can be made. When a person feels safe, they are able to be open and honest about their feelings. I have extensive experience serving clients with chronic and terminal illness as well as grief and loss. I previously worked in hospice and enjoy being able to walk alongside you in your grief journey.
I am dedicated to providing a safe space for all of your therapy needs. I believe the most important component of successful therapy is the development of a therapeutic relationship. I want you or your child to feel safe and comfortable so that real change can be made. When a person feels safe, they are able to be open and honest about their feelings. I have extensive experience serving clients with chronic and terminal illness as well as grief and loss. I previously worked in hospice and enjoy being able to walk alongside you in your grief journey.
(314) 876-0686 View (314) 876-0686
Photo of David M Harris, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Saint Louis, MO
David M Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63117
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering brief and extended therapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups. My mission as a therapist is to promote healing, positive ways of balancing, and joy in daily living. I cherish the opportunity to learn, teach, support, and challenge through my client's greatest hardships and most brilliant moments. My style is interactive and supportive, yet challenging. I adapt a variety of therapeutic approaches that focus on my clients' daily interactions. Our work together will help you Create a Life YOU Love! Positive By Design.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering brief and extended therapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups. My mission as a therapist is to promote healing, positive ways of balancing, and joy in daily living. I cherish the opportunity to learn, teach, support, and challenge through my client's greatest hardships and most brilliant moments. My style is interactive and supportive, yet challenging. I adapt a variety of therapeutic approaches that focus on my clients' daily interactions. Our work together will help you Create a Life YOU Love! Positive By Design.
(314) 282-3686 x101 View (314) 282-3686 x101
Photo of Megan Walther, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Saint Louis, MO
Megan Walther
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63139
The ideal client is currently struggling with trauma, grief, attachment or family concerns, or Bipolar or Borderline Personality concerns. This client has maybe sought out treatment in the past, but is looking for someone to challenge them, be honest, and provide interactive conversation to facilitate growth and change, not just head nodding. The ideal client would want to dig deeper than surface level stressors in order to promote life long contentment.
The ideal client is currently struggling with trauma, grief, attachment or family concerns, or Bipolar or Borderline Personality concerns. This client has maybe sought out treatment in the past, but is looking for someone to challenge them, be honest, and provide interactive conversation to facilitate growth and change, not just head nodding. The ideal client would want to dig deeper than surface level stressors in order to promote life long contentment.
(314) 936-2338 View (314) 936-2338
Photo of Rachel Benson in Saint Louis, MO
Rachel Benson
MEd, BCBA, LBA, CSE
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63139  (Online Only)
I work with clients of all backgrounds, sexualities, genders and relationship dynamics. Utilizing effective methodology, I work with clients on sexual and/or sociosexual concerns, including low desire, vaginal pain, poor impulsivity control, coming out, inner shame and exploring new dynamics and/or kinks.
I work with clients of all backgrounds, sexualities, genders and relationship dynamics. Utilizing effective methodology, I work with clients on sexual and/or sociosexual concerns, including low desire, vaginal pain, poor impulsivity control, coming out, inner shame and exploring new dynamics and/or kinks.
(314) 526-3920 View (314) 526-3920
Photo of Travis Munnerlyn, Psychologist in Saint Louis, MO
Travis Munnerlyn
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63139
For many of us, childhood was mentally and emotionally confusing. And we may find that these experiences impact us even now — they season how we relate to others, how we interact with our worlds, and even how we conceive of our future. Making sense of all of this requires a respect for very human needs like safety, stability, and positive and corrective emotional experiences. Therapy is often the single most helpful and effective intervention to those ends—it certainly has been healing for me. I hold a deep respect and honor for those who are able to show up to do this work.
For many of us, childhood was mentally and emotionally confusing. And we may find that these experiences impact us even now — they season how we relate to others, how we interact with our worlds, and even how we conceive of our future. Making sense of all of this requires a respect for very human needs like safety, stability, and positive and corrective emotional experiences. Therapy is often the single most helpful and effective intervention to those ends—it certainly has been healing for me. I hold a deep respect and honor for those who are able to show up to do this work.
(314) 947-5910 View (314) 947-5910
Photo of Lindsay C Nichols, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Louis, MO
Lindsay C Nichols
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63124
Hello! Are you tired of suffering from emotional and/or physical pain? I can help you in a way that is truly unique and you can see results very quickly. Through my experience I have developed an innate ability to help clients step out of their comfort zone through examination of their external environment from different points of view. I understand that the cornerstone of change is assisting each client with breaking down the walls that surround them to find deeper meaning. My sessions focus on engagement and the therapeutic alliance which leads to effective change. I promise that you will begin noticing changes immediately.
Hello! Are you tired of suffering from emotional and/or physical pain? I can help you in a way that is truly unique and you can see results very quickly. Through my experience I have developed an innate ability to help clients step out of their comfort zone through examination of their external environment from different points of view. I understand that the cornerstone of change is assisting each client with breaking down the walls that surround them to find deeper meaning. My sessions focus on engagement and the therapeutic alliance which leads to effective change. I promise that you will begin noticing changes immediately.
(314) 697-2439 View (314) 697-2439
Photo of Chris Elliott, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Saint Louis, MO
Chris Elliott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63116
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health. I believe that therapy is a powerful tool for achieving a healthy and balanced life. I utilize various therapeutic approaches, including mindfulness, community-based interventions, trauma-focused therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy, to provide individualized care for each client. As a North St. Louis-bred and St. Louis University-educated professional, I understand the struggles associated with limited resources and the traumas they can bring. This knowledge is used to support clients' growth.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health. I believe that therapy is a powerful tool for achieving a healthy and balanced life. I utilize various therapeutic approaches, including mindfulness, community-based interventions, trauma-focused therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy, to provide individualized care for each client. As a North St. Louis-bred and St. Louis University-educated professional, I understand the struggles associated with limited resources and the traumas they can bring. This knowledge is used to support clients' growth.
(314) 648-8388 View (314) 648-8388
Photo of Shirley Crenshaw, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Saint Louis, MO
Shirley Crenshaw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63146  (Online Only)
My speciality is treating children with attachment disturbances. Most of the children I see have been adopted, but many have had other medical and other relationship traumas that have contributed to their current acting out or anxiety issues. Many of the children I see have been previously diagnosed as having Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, ADHD, and Bi-Polar Disorders. I also see adults who have experienced childhood trauma.
My speciality is treating children with attachment disturbances. Most of the children I see have been adopted, but many have had other medical and other relationship traumas that have contributed to their current acting out or anxiety issues. Many of the children I see have been previously diagnosed as having Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, ADHD, and Bi-Polar Disorders. I also see adults who have experienced childhood trauma.
(314) 551-9323 View (314) 551-9323
Photo of Esther Boguszewski, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Saint Louis, MO
Esther Boguszewski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63139
Not accepting new clients
Esther is a Licensed Master of Social Work who provides therapy services to teens and adults (15-years-old and up) at Ellie Mental Health in St. Louis. Esther strives to create a safe space where clients can feel free to be their most vulnerable selves, without fear of judgement. Reaching out by email is the best way to get in contact regarding therapy inquiries. Esther accepts Medicaid MO (HealthNet), Carelon, Optum, BCBS, and Cigna (Evernorth).
Esther is a Licensed Master of Social Work who provides therapy services to teens and adults (15-years-old and up) at Ellie Mental Health in St. Louis. Esther strives to create a safe space where clients can feel free to be their most vulnerable selves, without fear of judgement. Reaching out by email is the best way to get in contact regarding therapy inquiries. Esther accepts Medicaid MO (HealthNet), Carelon, Optum, BCBS, and Cigna (Evernorth).
(314) 675-7907 View (314) 675-7907
Photo of Erick Kenneth French, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Saint Louis, MO
Erick Kenneth French
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, ACHT
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63123
I like to work with people who are internally motivated to learn and grow and desire to live meaningful and fulfilling lives. Whatever challenges they are facing I want them to know that working with me will at some point mean paying attention to and allowing themselves to feel their feelings. A conscious relationship with self is had through attending to the feelings we have about ourselves. Understanding feelings will be essential in generating improved self-awareness and a sense of personal integrity.
I like to work with people who are internally motivated to learn and grow and desire to live meaningful and fulfilling lives. Whatever challenges they are facing I want them to know that working with me will at some point mean paying attention to and allowing themselves to feel their feelings. A conscious relationship with self is had through attending to the feelings we have about ourselves. Understanding feelings will be essential in generating improved self-awareness and a sense of personal integrity.
(314) 310-8414 View (314) 310-8414
Photo of Amy Studer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Louis, MO
Amy Studer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63116  (Online Only)
Our clients often identify as LGBTQIAs2+ / Queer, Non-monogamous, sex positive or sex neutral, neurodivergence, and or disabled and living within Missouri ir Kansas. However, identifying in these communities is not a requirement for services through AAC. Clients often start therapy to work on goals to learn more about identities, setting boundaries with others in their lives, opening up their relationship, learning more about themselves or others gender or sexual expression. Through individual, relationship, or family counseling we work to increase healthy communication based on our values, instead of assumed social norms.
Our clients often identify as LGBTQIAs2+ / Queer, Non-monogamous, sex positive or sex neutral, neurodivergence, and or disabled and living within Missouri ir Kansas. However, identifying in these communities is not a requirement for services through AAC. Clients often start therapy to work on goals to learn more about identities, setting boundaries with others in their lives, opening up their relationship, learning more about themselves or others gender or sexual expression. Through individual, relationship, or family counseling we work to increase healthy communication based on our values, instead of assumed social norms.
(573) 577-3368 View (573) 577-3368

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Number of Therapists in Saint Louis, MO

1,000+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Saint Louis, MO who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
69% Aetna
69% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Saint Louis, MO see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
19% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Saint Louis?

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.