Therapists in Lafayette Square, Saint Louis, MO

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Riott Kochman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lafayette Square, Saint Louis, MO 63104
The systems we live within (capitalism, colonialism, anti-fatness, etc.) and our early attachment experiences can leave us feeling disconnected from others, our bodies, our values, and our authentic selves. I offer a compassionate space to explore the ways these systems have impacted you. Together, we’ll develop resources, skills, and insights to make your life and relationships more manageable and meaningful.
The systems we live within (capitalism, colonialism, anti-fatness, etc.) and our early attachment experiences can leave us feeling disconnected from others, our bodies, our values, and our authentic selves. I offer a compassionate space to explore the ways these systems have impacted you. Together, we’ll develop resources, skills, and insights to make your life and relationships more manageable and meaningful.
(314) 501-5645 View (314) 501-5645
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Levi Levin
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
Lafayette Square, Saint Louis, MO 63104
Hey! I’m Levi. I invite you to take a moment in your search to exhale with me. I appreciate you finding your way to me today. What’s more, I appreciate the world you exist in right now. No matter your stage of life, or which part(s) of your internal and external worlds you want to discuss – I will arrive in gentle kindness to strategize with you toward digestible approaches to life problems. You need not have “one big issue” that brings you to our space. In the words of my favorite band, Yo La Tengo: “Let’s be undecided, let’s take our time; and sooner or later, we will know our mind.”
Hey! I’m Levi. I invite you to take a moment in your search to exhale with me. I appreciate you finding your way to me today. What’s more, I appreciate the world you exist in right now. No matter your stage of life, or which part(s) of your internal and external worlds you want to discuss – I will arrive in gentle kindness to strategize with you toward digestible approaches to life problems. You need not have “one big issue” that brings you to our space. In the words of my favorite band, Yo La Tengo: “Let’s be undecided, let’s take our time; and sooner or later, we will know our mind.”
(314) 866-9960 View (314) 866-9960
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Dave Bahre
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLPC
Verified Verified
Lafayette Square, Saint Louis, MO 63104
Life is a journey of time and distance, meant, not only to move us along from one place to another, but to paint the picture and tell the story of who we are, how we feel, and how we positively influence the world around us. Like so many journeys, there are times we feel lost, tumbling in murky waters, wandering in a dark forest, or forgotten in some unlit cave. Who am I? Why “all of this?” Where is my relief? My sanctuary? How do I survive, much less thrive? Sometimes we need to take a look back at the things that have happened to us and what our part in this was in order to understand how we arrived at where we are.
Life is a journey of time and distance, meant, not only to move us along from one place to another, but to paint the picture and tell the story of who we are, how we feel, and how we positively influence the world around us. Like so many journeys, there are times we feel lost, tumbling in murky waters, wandering in a dark forest, or forgotten in some unlit cave. Who am I? Why “all of this?” Where is my relief? My sanctuary? How do I survive, much less thrive? Sometimes we need to take a look back at the things that have happened to us and what our part in this was in order to understand how we arrived at where we are.
(314) 742-3679 View (314) 742-3679
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Evan Dir
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
Lafayette Square, Saint Louis, MO 63104
As a clinical social worker, I bring a strengths-based, empowerment-based, and relational focus into the therapy room. Utilizing a holistic approach that considers our past and present experiences, environments, relationships, cultural influences, beliefs, values, and identities, I work with clients to build a deeper understanding of themselves, their world, and their desires. This kind of understanding ultimately helps us make meaningful connections, reconnect with our inherent power, and take control of our lives.
As a clinical social worker, I bring a strengths-based, empowerment-based, and relational focus into the therapy room. Utilizing a holistic approach that considers our past and present experiences, environments, relationships, cultural influences, beliefs, values, and identities, I work with clients to build a deeper understanding of themselves, their world, and their desires. This kind of understanding ultimately helps us make meaningful connections, reconnect with our inherent power, and take control of our lives.
(314) 916-9566 View (314) 916-9566
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Elizabeth Von
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, PLPC
Verified Verified
Lafayette Square, Saint Louis, MO 63104
Hello! I’m so grateful you’ve chosen to be here. I see the human experience as being similar to a cup of coffee; both complex and nuanced. Much like coffee, some experiences can leave us feeling bitter while others leave us feeling fulfilled. As your therapist, I will meet you wherever you are in your process and we’ll work collaboratively to navigate these lived experiences. Together we will build a therapeutic relationship that fosters self-exploration, curiosity, self-acceptance, and empowerment.
Hello! I’m so grateful you’ve chosen to be here. I see the human experience as being similar to a cup of coffee; both complex and nuanced. Much like coffee, some experiences can leave us feeling bitter while others leave us feeling fulfilled. As your therapist, I will meet you wherever you are in your process and we’ll work collaboratively to navigate these lived experiences. Together we will build a therapeutic relationship that fosters self-exploration, curiosity, self-acceptance, and empowerment.
(314) 230-9698 View (314) 230-9698
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Elaine Krull
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, PLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Lafayette Square, Saint Louis, MO 63104
My work is focused on creating a safe, warm, and inviting space for individuals and couples to receive therapy. Many of the couples I work with experience poor communication, lack of trust, and resistance to change. I believe those who are open to change and self-awareness are those who will benefit the most. I also enjoy working with individuals. You may be struggling with interpersonal issues. You may feel unsure of your identity and of the things you want in life. For both couples and individuals, my job is to walk with you on the path toward happiness and contentedness.
My work is focused on creating a safe, warm, and inviting space for individuals and couples to receive therapy. Many of the couples I work with experience poor communication, lack of trust, and resistance to change. I believe those who are open to change and self-awareness are those who will benefit the most. I also enjoy working with individuals. You may be struggling with interpersonal issues. You may feel unsure of your identity and of the things you want in life. For both couples and individuals, my job is to walk with you on the path toward happiness and contentedness.
(314) 501-9972 View (314) 501-9972
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Jessica Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Lafayette Square, Saint Louis, MO 63104
Living in a broken world naturally means we may often feel broken ourselves, detached from who we genuinely are, who we once were, and who we long to be. It is easy to lose connection with our true selves as we attempt to navigate our external relationships, past traumas, societal expectations, and the daily demands of this world. This disconnection can disrupt our sense of equilibrium and wholeness and can bring on feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, and a general dissatisfaction with life.
Living in a broken world naturally means we may often feel broken ourselves, detached from who we genuinely are, who we once were, and who we long to be. It is easy to lose connection with our true selves as we attempt to navigate our external relationships, past traumas, societal expectations, and the daily demands of this world. This disconnection can disrupt our sense of equilibrium and wholeness and can bring on feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, and a general dissatisfaction with life.
(314) 266-3595 View (314) 266-3595
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Caycee McKinney
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
Lafayette Square, Saint Louis, MO 63104
Have you been struggling recently and not knowing how to cope? Have you been navigating stress with life, school, relationships, and/or your sports performance? I understand what it feels like to not know what is next, to feel like there is this weight on your shoulders and chest; I want you to know you are not alone. Therapy is nothing to be ashamed of and I want to be the person to help you through this stage in your life so you can become your most authentic self.
Have you been struggling recently and not knowing how to cope? Have you been navigating stress with life, school, relationships, and/or your sports performance? I understand what it feels like to not know what is next, to feel like there is this weight on your shoulders and chest; I want you to know you are not alone. Therapy is nothing to be ashamed of and I want to be the person to help you through this stage in your life so you can become your most authentic self.
(314) 748-1497 View (314) 748-1497
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Mitch Cartwright
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Lafayette Square, Saint Louis, MO 63104
Sometimes it may feel like your inner worldview and dreams don’t match the outer world’s experiences and expectations. Sometimes we need help to gather all of our feelings, thoughts, beliefs, histories, and dreams in order to speak them out loud and make sense of them in a safe space. My goal is to help you share your story and your light with the world. When we share our story we heal; when we heal, we give to the greater world and the ripple of change is exponential. My ideal client's goals are to live authentically and freely, unapologetically, powerfully, and to find fulfillment in the day to day.
Sometimes it may feel like your inner worldview and dreams don’t match the outer world’s experiences and expectations. Sometimes we need help to gather all of our feelings, thoughts, beliefs, histories, and dreams in order to speak them out loud and make sense of them in a safe space. My goal is to help you share your story and your light with the world. When we share our story we heal; when we heal, we give to the greater world and the ripple of change is exponential. My ideal client's goals are to live authentically and freely, unapologetically, powerfully, and to find fulfillment in the day to day.
(314) 207-5401 View (314) 207-5401
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Jessie Kissinger
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, PLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lafayette Square, Saint Louis, MO 63104
I believe counseling is most powerful when it sensitizes you to what’s happening in your mind, heart, and body and helps you meet whatever you find with compassion. Feeling your feels (literally) is the first step to making sense of them. Within that confusion is the possibility of deeper self-knowledge and freedom. I find it helpful to use yoga and mindfulness practices to keep you grounded as you explore big emotions, and I enjoy working with people who want to bring the wisdom of the body into their therapeutic work—whether that’s processing loss, trauma, change, overwhelm, spiritual concerns, or feeling stuck and disconnected.
I believe counseling is most powerful when it sensitizes you to what’s happening in your mind, heart, and body and helps you meet whatever you find with compassion. Feeling your feels (literally) is the first step to making sense of them. Within that confusion is the possibility of deeper self-knowledge and freedom. I find it helpful to use yoga and mindfulness practices to keep you grounded as you explore big emotions, and I enjoy working with people who want to bring the wisdom of the body into their therapeutic work—whether that’s processing loss, trauma, change, overwhelm, spiritual concerns, or feeling stuck and disconnected.
(314) 907-2945 View (314) 907-2945
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Jennifer Lane
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Lafayette Square, Saint Louis, MO 63104  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing feelings of overwhelm, stress, or anxiety? Do you face challenges related to relationships or behavior? Or, are you a parent of a child dealing with some of these issues? At times, we all need some support to navigate the various difficulties life presents. It takes courage to seek out and ask for help and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
Are you experiencing feelings of overwhelm, stress, or anxiety? Do you face challenges related to relationships or behavior? Or, are you a parent of a child dealing with some of these issues? At times, we all need some support to navigate the various difficulties life presents. It takes courage to seek out and ask for help and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
(314) 948-5495 View (314) 948-5495
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Andrea Kostadinovic
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified Verified
Lafayette Square, Saint Louis, MO 63104
Have you ever felt like your life is an emotional roller coaster? I certainly have. Those rides can be thrilling at times, but can also leave you tense and terrified afterwards. Maybe you feel hopeless, mentally exhausted, stuck in your relationship, or overwhelmed with unwanted intrusive thoughts. Perhaps you’re unsatisfied with where you’re at in life and are unsure of how to move forward. It may be that you & your partner are emotionally drained from not knowing how to overcome challenges in your relationship. Whatever brought you here is valid & together we can develop a roadmap, find clarity, & deepen connection.
Have you ever felt like your life is an emotional roller coaster? I certainly have. Those rides can be thrilling at times, but can also leave you tense and terrified afterwards. Maybe you feel hopeless, mentally exhausted, stuck in your relationship, or overwhelmed with unwanted intrusive thoughts. Perhaps you’re unsatisfied with where you’re at in life and are unsure of how to move forward. It may be that you & your partner are emotionally drained from not knowing how to overcome challenges in your relationship. Whatever brought you here is valid & together we can develop a roadmap, find clarity, & deepen connection.
(314) 907-2361 View (314) 907-2361
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Gabrielle Kunar-Macias
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Lafayette Square, Saint Louis, MO 63104
Life can be beautiful, but let’s be honest, it can also be stressful! From our very first session, you can expect to feel safe, validated, and at ease. I use humor and a strengths-based approach to create a space where we can be our authentic selves. My style is integrative, trauma-informed, and I tailor our work to meet your individual needs, goals, and interest. I incorporate art, play, reading, mindfulness, inner child, and parts work into our sessions. I can also communicate and collaborate with you or your child’s other providers (school counselors, teachers, physicians, etc.) to ensure a holistic and coordinated approach.
Life can be beautiful, but let’s be honest, it can also be stressful! From our very first session, you can expect to feel safe, validated, and at ease. I use humor and a strengths-based approach to create a space where we can be our authentic selves. My style is integrative, trauma-informed, and I tailor our work to meet your individual needs, goals, and interest. I incorporate art, play, reading, mindfulness, inner child, and parts work into our sessions. I can also communicate and collaborate with you or your child’s other providers (school counselors, teachers, physicians, etc.) to ensure a holistic and coordinated approach.
(314) 697-2260 View (314) 697-2260
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Caitlin McDaniel
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
Lafayette Square, Saint Louis, MO 63104
If you are anything like me, you know that life is not only hard, it can sometimes feel impossible. Fortunately, counseling can be both a refuge and a catalyst for life-changing growth. I believe there’s something mysterious within all of us that already knows what we need and how to get there - sometimes we just need support in figuring out what’s getting in the way. There is no world where I am an expert on you, but I am an expert in feeling pretty miserable. And it’s from my own struggles as a complex human that I am able to be a passionately knowledgeable and creative resource for you.
If you are anything like me, you know that life is not only hard, it can sometimes feel impossible. Fortunately, counseling can be both a refuge and a catalyst for life-changing growth. I believe there’s something mysterious within all of us that already knows what we need and how to get there - sometimes we just need support in figuring out what’s getting in the way. There is no world where I am an expert on you, but I am an expert in feeling pretty miserable. And it’s from my own struggles as a complex human that I am able to be a passionately knowledgeable and creative resource for you.
(314) 312-3723 View (314) 312-3723
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Grayson Rosen
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified Verified
Lafayette Square, Saint Louis, MO 63104
Are you feeling like things just can’t continue the way they’re going? Has your inner critic become too loud? Are you curious about building a more authentic life? Wherever you are in your journey of self-discovery, facing your inner tension and deciding to seek help is an act of courage. I am dedicated to creating a therapeutic space with clients that is firmly rooted in safety and characterized by deep listening, where you can begin to work towards the root of your struggles at your own pace.
Are you feeling like things just can’t continue the way they’re going? Has your inner critic become too loud? Are you curious about building a more authentic life? Wherever you are in your journey of self-discovery, facing your inner tension and deciding to seek help is an act of courage. I am dedicated to creating a therapeutic space with clients that is firmly rooted in safety and characterized by deep listening, where you can begin to work towards the root of your struggles at your own pace.
(314) 820-0553 View (314) 820-0553
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Megan Palensky
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Lafayette Square, Saint Louis, MO 63104
I value the counseling setting as a place to discuss all thoughts and feelings freely and without fear of judgment so that new associations can be made, and emotional isolation can be replaced with connection. When we understand and accept ourselves, growth and healing can occur! I create a safe space where individuals can first understand how their personal experiences have impacted their lives and then collaborate with clients in order to establish authentic insights that will shape their stories moving forward.
I value the counseling setting as a place to discuss all thoughts and feelings freely and without fear of judgment so that new associations can be made, and emotional isolation can be replaced with connection. When we understand and accept ourselves, growth and healing can occur! I create a safe space where individuals can first understand how their personal experiences have impacted their lives and then collaborate with clients in order to establish authentic insights that will shape their stories moving forward.
(314) 370-2158 View (314) 370-2158
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Jackie Guidici
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Lafayette Square, Saint Louis, MO 63104
Jackie is a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She is certified in Internal Family Systems (IFS) and has training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). Jackie works with individuals, couples, and families of all ages. She is passionate about supporting clients as they navigate anxiety and mood disorders, as well as supporting couples and families seeking healing in relationship.
Jackie is a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She is certified in Internal Family Systems (IFS) and has training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). Jackie works with individuals, couples, and families of all ages. She is passionate about supporting clients as they navigate anxiety and mood disorders, as well as supporting couples and families seeking healing in relationship.
(314) 293-6632 View (314) 293-6632
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Joan A Di Pretore
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Lafayette Square, Saint Louis, MO 63104  (Online Only)
Dedicated to my clients' happiness and success, I feel honored to be trusted with their innermost thoughts. They often report feeling completely overwhelmed and stressed by life situations: e.g. relationship conflict, conflict at work, loss of a loved one. Feeling that life is controlling them, they report feeling depressed, anxious, and doubting their own ability. Through our work together in therapy, my clients have felt empowered to regain the control necessary to make positive changes in their lives and relationships, and thereby resolve their conflicts, reduce their level of stress, and relieve their accompanying anxiety and depression.
Dedicated to my clients' happiness and success, I feel honored to be trusted with their innermost thoughts. They often report feeling completely overwhelmed and stressed by life situations: e.g. relationship conflict, conflict at work, loss of a loved one. Feeling that life is controlling them, they report feeling depressed, anxious, and doubting their own ability. Through our work together in therapy, my clients have felt empowered to regain the control necessary to make positive changes in their lives and relationships, and thereby resolve their conflicts, reduce their level of stress, and relieve their accompanying anxiety and depression.
(314) 714-4248 View (314) 714-4248
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Raber Hamad
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, PLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lafayette Square, Saint Louis, MO 63104
I work with individuals and couples that are seeking healing. In a session with me, we would use a scientific and holistic approach tailored to your needs. Our goal would be a long-lasting and impactful transformation, which we accomplish by going to the root cause.
I work with individuals and couples that are seeking healing. In a session with me, we would use a scientific and holistic approach tailored to your needs. Our goal would be a long-lasting and impactful transformation, which we accomplish by going to the root cause.
(314) 370-2956 View (314) 370-2956
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Lauren Jeevanjee
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified Verified
Lafayette Square, Saint Louis, MO 63104
Living in a world of conformity and structure can make navigating our authentic selves challenging. Our language can impact how we see ourselves and the world around us. I have a unique understanding of how less visible parts of our identity can impact our experience. Understanding and exploring our sexual identity and experience in a sex-negative society can be isolating. Exploring what these experiences look like with a partner(s) can also be challenging. If you are looking for an affirming space to navigate your experiences, process your feelings, and add to your relationships we would be a great fit!
Living in a world of conformity and structure can make navigating our authentic selves challenging. Our language can impact how we see ourselves and the world around us. I have a unique understanding of how less visible parts of our identity can impact our experience. Understanding and exploring our sexual identity and experience in a sex-negative society can be isolating. Exploring what these experiences look like with a partner(s) can also be challenging. If you are looking for an affirming space to navigate your experiences, process your feelings, and add to your relationships we would be a great fit!
(314) 296-3222 View (314) 296-3222

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Number of Therapists in Lafayette Square, Saint Louis, MO

30+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Lafayette Square, Saint Louis, MO who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
67% Stress
61% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

4 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
33% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Lafayette Square, Saint Louis, MO see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
18% Male
12% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lafayette Square, 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.