Therapists in Pontotoc, MS

Photo of John Rice, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Pontotoc, MS
John Rice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pontotoc, MS 38863
There is a whole array of diagnosis out there and people face problems daily and I don't think it is our job as clinicians to fix these issues but be a light in the dark and walk beside struggling individuals as they find a way to heal.
There is a whole array of diagnosis out there and people face problems daily and I don't think it is our job as clinicians to fix these issues but be a light in the dark and walk beside struggling individuals as they find a way to heal.
(662) 438-4366 View (662) 438-4366
Photo of Carolyn Sue Jenkins, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pontotoc, MS
Carolyn Sue Jenkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC, CTT, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pontotoc, MS 38863
If you are reading this it is evident you are searching for solutions to life issues and challenges. As a therapist my primary goal is to provide clients with a safe and judgement free space where they feel free to express needs, desires, and concerns. I work closely with all clients to assist them in gaining the personal insight and self-awareness necessary to identify thought patterns, behavior patterns, and relationship patterns that consistently create difficulty and make change appear impossible. Change is never impossible or out of reach when clients have hope. Hope does not disappoint!
If you are reading this it is evident you are searching for solutions to life issues and challenges. As a therapist my primary goal is to provide clients with a safe and judgement free space where they feel free to express needs, desires, and concerns. I work closely with all clients to assist them in gaining the personal insight and self-awareness necessary to identify thought patterns, behavior patterns, and relationship patterns that consistently create difficulty and make change appear impossible. Change is never impossible or out of reach when clients have hope. Hope does not disappoint!
(662) 446-2984 View (662) 446-2984
Photo of Anna Windham, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Pontotoc, MS
Anna Windham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT, EMDRCIT
Verified Verified
Pontotoc, MS 38863
I enjoy working with a variety of clients from age 14 up. I have worked in the mental health field for nearly 20 years and have been in private practice since 2010. In my practice I strive to collaborate with clients to help each person gain perspective and skills in dealing with everyday life stressors or major life transitions as well as heal from past traumas. I am certified in LENS Neurofeedback, EMDR & Hypnotherapy. I find an integrated approach utilizing traditional Talk therapy (CBT) with Mindfulness(Hypnotherapy) & Neurofeedback(LENS) & Processing (EMDR) most effective to promote healthy healing and coping skills.
I enjoy working with a variety of clients from age 14 up. I have worked in the mental health field for nearly 20 years and have been in private practice since 2010. In my practice I strive to collaborate with clients to help each person gain perspective and skills in dealing with everyday life stressors or major life transitions as well as heal from past traumas. I am certified in LENS Neurofeedback, EMDR & Hypnotherapy. I find an integrated approach utilizing traditional Talk therapy (CBT) with Mindfulness(Hypnotherapy) & Neurofeedback(LENS) & Processing (EMDR) most effective to promote healthy healing and coping skills.
(662) 733-4487 View (662) 733-4487
Photo of West Counseling Services, LLC, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pontotoc, MS
West Counseling Services, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, NCC
Verified Verified
Pontotoc, MS 38863
LIFE CAN BE DIFFICULT, ESPECIALLY WHEN SOMETHING UNEXPECTED HAPPENS. FEELINGS OF ANGER, DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY ARE NORMAL FEELINGS FOR ALL OF US. HOWEVER, IF THEY GET OUT OF CONTROL OR INTERFERE WITH OUR DAILY FUNCTIONING...THAT IS A RED FLAG THAT A PERSON NEEDS HELP. COUNSELING OFFERS COPING STRATEGIES TO HELP A PERSON GET THEIR LIFE BACK ON TRACK. I SPECIALIZE IN RATIONALE EMOTIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (REBT) AND COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY AND CAN OFFER YOU THE TOOLS TO START LIVING INSTEAD OF JUST EXISTING.
LIFE CAN BE DIFFICULT, ESPECIALLY WHEN SOMETHING UNEXPECTED HAPPENS. FEELINGS OF ANGER, DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY ARE NORMAL FEELINGS FOR ALL OF US. HOWEVER, IF THEY GET OUT OF CONTROL OR INTERFERE WITH OUR DAILY FUNCTIONING...THAT IS A RED FLAG THAT A PERSON NEEDS HELP. COUNSELING OFFERS COPING STRATEGIES TO HELP A PERSON GET THEIR LIFE BACK ON TRACK. I SPECIALIZE IN RATIONALE EMOTIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (REBT) AND COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY AND CAN OFFER YOU THE TOOLS TO START LIVING INSTEAD OF JUST EXISTING.
(662) 231-6195 View (662) 231-6195
Photo of Kathryn R Hood, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pontotoc, MS
Kathryn R Hood
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, EdS, RPT, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Pontotoc, MS 38863
I specialize in treating women going through challenging life transitions. Are you having difficulty in your marriage or relationship? Are you separated or going through a divorce & feeling sad & alone? Do you need support navigating work or school issues? Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? Are you seeking meaning and direction in life? Are you older, bored & desire more joy in your life? Do you have concerns about your children, grandchildren or parents? Do you want to learn skills for coping & build self-esteem, gain more control over negative emotions, be confident, happier, & more resilient when facing future obstacles?
I specialize in treating women going through challenging life transitions. Are you having difficulty in your marriage or relationship? Are you separated or going through a divorce & feeling sad & alone? Do you need support navigating work or school issues? Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? Are you seeking meaning and direction in life? Are you older, bored & desire more joy in your life? Do you have concerns about your children, grandchildren or parents? Do you want to learn skills for coping & build self-esteem, gain more control over negative emotions, be confident, happier, & more resilient when facing future obstacles?
(662) 580-4194 View (662) 580-4194
Photo of Faith Christian Counseling, LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pontotoc, MS
Faith Christian Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Pontotoc, MS 38863
We all want to be heard, accepted, loved, and understood regardless of the issues or life circumstances we are facing. Whether you struggle with anxiety/depression or you have a diagnosed disorder that causes impairment in your daily function, I can help with a renewed perspective, coping skills, and safe place to talk. My Mission statement is Restore, Renew, Refresh. Ephesians 6:16 “In all circumstances take up the shield of faith...". Counseling is a process, not a one and done deal. Healing and growth require a person to work 100% of the time emotionally, mentally, and physically.
We all want to be heard, accepted, loved, and understood regardless of the issues or life circumstances we are facing. Whether you struggle with anxiety/depression or you have a diagnosed disorder that causes impairment in your daily function, I can help with a renewed perspective, coping skills, and safe place to talk. My Mission statement is Restore, Renew, Refresh. Ephesians 6:16 “In all circumstances take up the shield of faith...". Counseling is a process, not a one and done deal. Healing and growth require a person to work 100% of the time emotionally, mentally, and physically.
(662) 235-8874 View (662) 235-8874
Photo of Angie Gillespie, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pontotoc, MS
Angie Gillespie
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pontotoc, MS 38863
Angie Gillespie is a Board Certified Mental Health Counselor specializing in issues of anxiety and depression with adults and adolescents. Angie believes it is important to give people an opportunity to share their struggles in a safe, supportive space so they can become a better, healthier version of themselves. Angie knows that achieving healthy mental wellbeing can be a difficult process and believes in helping her clients take charge of their lives through their thoughts and actions to achieve the success they desire.
Angie Gillespie is a Board Certified Mental Health Counselor specializing in issues of anxiety and depression with adults and adolescents. Angie believes it is important to give people an opportunity to share their struggles in a safe, supportive space so they can become a better, healthier version of themselves. Angie knows that achieving healthy mental wellbeing can be a difficult process and believes in helping her clients take charge of their lives through their thoughts and actions to achieve the success they desire.
(662) 670-8012 View (662) 670-8012
Photo of Holly Ford Palmer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pontotoc, MS
Holly Ford Palmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pontotoc, MS 38863
Have you found yourself dealing with experiences, thoughts, or emotions that feel out of control or overwhelming? Life is messy on this side of Heaven and you do not have to go through it alone. I believe we were created to be in connection with other people but often our experiences and unhealthy relationships have made that difficult. The support and connection from a skilled therapist can be invaluable when you find yourself in those broken moments. It is my hope that for at least one hour each week, you can come, sip on some coffee or tea and not feel like you have to fix everything on your own.
Have you found yourself dealing with experiences, thoughts, or emotions that feel out of control or overwhelming? Life is messy on this side of Heaven and you do not have to go through it alone. I believe we were created to be in connection with other people but often our experiences and unhealthy relationships have made that difficult. The support and connection from a skilled therapist can be invaluable when you find yourself in those broken moments. It is my hope that for at least one hour each week, you can come, sip on some coffee or tea and not feel like you have to fix everything on your own.
(769) 227-4022 View (769) 227-4022
Photo of Kris Allen Riddle, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pontotoc, MS
Kris Allen Riddle
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Pontotoc, MS 38863
After graduating from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 1996, Kris began his career working with Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. He earned his Masters Degree in Counselor Education in 2001, and became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2008. Since then Kris has worked in Inpatient Psychiatric and Outpatient Settings. He has received training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCBT) for children, the Gottman Method Level 2 for Couples Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
After graduating from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 1996, Kris began his career working with Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. He earned his Masters Degree in Counselor Education in 2001, and became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2008. Since then Kris has worked in Inpatient Psychiatric and Outpatient Settings. He has received training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCBT) for children, the Gottman Method Level 2 for Couples Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
(662) 430-3746 View (662) 430-3746
Photo of Carmen Hillhouse, Counselor in Pontotoc, MS
Carmen Hillhouse
Counselor, MEd, PLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pontotoc, MS 38863
Hello all! I strive to provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore their emotions, overcome challenges, and build fulfilling lives. My approach is rooted in empathy, active listening, and evidence-based techniques. I believe therapy provides us with the opportunity to introspect through a lens of curiosity and acceptance, as opposed to shame or judgment. Together, let’s embark on a journey of healing, self-discovery, and empowerment. Learn to be proud of proud of who you are, not who you think you should be. Kick off your shoes, get comfortable, and find your voice!
Hello all! I strive to provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore their emotions, overcome challenges, and build fulfilling lives. My approach is rooted in empathy, active listening, and evidence-based techniques. I believe therapy provides us with the opportunity to introspect through a lens of curiosity and acceptance, as opposed to shame or judgment. Together, let’s embark on a journey of healing, self-discovery, and empowerment. Learn to be proud of proud of who you are, not who you think you should be. Kick off your shoes, get comfortable, and find your voice!
(662) 673-5229 View (662) 673-5229
Photo of Daniele Taylor Nolan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pontotoc, MS
Daniele Taylor Nolan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, BCTMH
Verified Verified
Pontotoc, MS 38863
Not accepting new clients
My name is Daniele Nolan and I am a licensed therapist with 3 years of experience helping individuals, couples, and families overcome life’s challenges. As a therapist I believe that everyone has the capacity for growth and change, and that therapy can provide the tools and support needed to achieve personal and interpersonal goals. I am committed to creating a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings, gain insight into patterns and behaviors, and develop strategies for moving forward.
My name is Daniele Nolan and I am a licensed therapist with 3 years of experience helping individuals, couples, and families overcome life’s challenges. As a therapist I believe that everyone has the capacity for growth and change, and that therapy can provide the tools and support needed to achieve personal and interpersonal goals. I am committed to creating a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings, gain insight into patterns and behaviors, and develop strategies for moving forward.
(662) 767-7343 View (662) 767-7343
Photo of Dr. Kana Crumby, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pontotoc, MS
Dr. Kana Crumby
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, CST, LPC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pontotoc, MS 38863
Waitlist for new clients
Maya Angelou said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." I feel one of the bravest things you can ever do is the work of understanding your own story. Because of that, I'm passionate about helping you find freedom and growth by rewriting the parts of your story that have left you with a negative self-image. I believe therapy is collaborative, and together, we can work to heal the scars preventing you from living your full potential. Our relationship is a safe space to explore deep pain, shame, and trauma. Understanding our stories deepens and reshapes our lives, and I can’t wait to hear yours!
Maya Angelou said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." I feel one of the bravest things you can ever do is the work of understanding your own story. Because of that, I'm passionate about helping you find freedom and growth by rewriting the parts of your story that have left you with a negative self-image. I believe therapy is collaborative, and together, we can work to heal the scars preventing you from living your full potential. Our relationship is a safe space to explore deep pain, shame, and trauma. Understanding our stories deepens and reshapes our lives, and I can’t wait to hear yours!
(662) 371-1711 View (662) 371-1711
Photo of Leah Smith Headings, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Pontotoc, MS
Leah Smith Headings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pontotoc, MS 38863
Waitlist for new clients
I have worked with children and families for over 40 years. My goal in life has been to make a difference in the life of a child, helping them to feel good about themselves and teaching them skills to cope with whatever circumstances have led to their emotional or behavioral problems. I also strongly believe in working closely with the parents of the children I work with, helping them to understand and accept what is happening with their child and providing them with support and skills to interact with their child in positive and productive ways. Making a commitment to therapy can result in children that are happy and successful.
I have worked with children and families for over 40 years. My goal in life has been to make a difference in the life of a child, helping them to feel good about themselves and teaching them skills to cope with whatever circumstances have led to their emotional or behavioral problems. I also strongly believe in working closely with the parents of the children I work with, helping them to understand and accept what is happening with their child and providing them with support and skills to interact with their child in positive and productive ways. Making a commitment to therapy can result in children that are happy and successful.
(662) 291-7881 View (662) 291-7881

Online Therapists

Photo of Anne Lehman Hopeworks Telehealth For Parents, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pontotoc, MS
Anne Lehman Hopeworks Telehealth For Parents
Licensed Professional Counselor, BC-TMH, EdS, RPT
Verified Verified
Oxford, MS 38655  (Online Only)
If you are a parent who is exhausted, worried, and confused by your child's behavior, I can help you make changes that make a difference. Using current science about how the brain works, I give you the inside story of what's happening when your child is falling apart. When you can see behind the behavior, you can more easily understand what the child needs you to do. You'll learn tools for understanding your child and tools to help improve their connection to you and to themselves. I am a fully licensed counselor in Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas and meet via telehealth, to clients in those states. Available weekdays am or pm
If you are a parent who is exhausted, worried, and confused by your child's behavior, I can help you make changes that make a difference. Using current science about how the brain works, I give you the inside story of what's happening when your child is falling apart. When you can see behind the behavior, you can more easily understand what the child needs you to do. You'll learn tools for understanding your child and tools to help improve their connection to you and to themselves. I am a fully licensed counselor in Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas and meet via telehealth, to clients in those states. Available weekdays am or pm
(662) 734-1993 View (662) 734-1993
Time 4 Change
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MSW, ICAADC, SAP
Verified Verified
Holly Springs, MS 38635
It is never too late to improve “you” everyone has traveled down the road of uncertainty and it can be overwhelming BUT the real journey begins when you begin to write your ending story and YES it is possible because something can be what you choose to make it whether positive or negative “You have choices”
It is never too late to improve “you” everyone has traveled down the road of uncertainty and it can be overwhelming BUT the real journey begins when you begin to write your ending story and YES it is possible because something can be what you choose to make it whether positive or negative “You have choices”
(662) 598-7009 View (662) 598-7009
Photo of Olivia Young, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pontotoc, MS
Olivia Young
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Starkville, MS 39759
Accepting New Patients. Have you found it difficult to get the help you need quickly and easily? Have you ever struggled to find the best mental-health treatment for you or someone you love? We understand that it’s difficult to get the help you need quickly in Mississippi, and that’s why here at Right Track Medical Group, we strive to be there for you when you or a loved one needs help. We aim to give you the best personalized care plan as swiftly as possible without sacrificing quality care.
Accepting New Patients. Have you found it difficult to get the help you need quickly and easily? Have you ever struggled to find the best mental-health treatment for you or someone you love? We understand that it’s difficult to get the help you need quickly in Mississippi, and that’s why here at Right Track Medical Group, we strive to be there for you when you or a loved one needs help. We aim to give you the best personalized care plan as swiftly as possible without sacrificing quality care.
(662) 262-6842 View (662) 262-6842
Photo of Elizabeth Marquez, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pontotoc, MS
Elizabeth Marquez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, C-DBT, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Starkville, MS 39759
With Monarch Counseling & Wellness, Elizabeth Marquez offers therapy to anyone over the age of 16 who may be ready to gain insight into their depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance use issues, grief/loss, or trauma. The ultimate goal is to learn how to live with any of these and to have a productive life.
With Monarch Counseling & Wellness, Elizabeth Marquez offers therapy to anyone over the age of 16 who may be ready to gain insight into their depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance use issues, grief/loss, or trauma. The ultimate goal is to learn how to live with any of these and to have a productive life.
(662) 667-1748 View (662) 667-1748
Photo of Mattison L. Ellis, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pontotoc, MS
Mattison L. Ellis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Southaven, MS 38672
Life is a beautiful journey but it's path is undeniably filled with "pitfalls" that can ensnare us, imprison us, and rob us of hope. My goal is to come alongside you when you feel "stuck," and help you find the key that unlocks the door to freedom. As we walk together my goal is to help you discover hope again as you find relief from painful emotional wounds and break free from unhelpful thought patterns and false core beliefs. You will also learn practical ways to control thoughts, urges, and emotions keeping you stuck in unwanted, destructive behavior patterns.
Life is a beautiful journey but it's path is undeniably filled with "pitfalls" that can ensnare us, imprison us, and rob us of hope. My goal is to come alongside you when you feel "stuck," and help you find the key that unlocks the door to freedom. As we walk together my goal is to help you discover hope again as you find relief from painful emotional wounds and break free from unhelpful thought patterns and false core beliefs. You will also learn practical ways to control thoughts, urges, and emotions keeping you stuck in unwanted, destructive behavior patterns.
(662) 366-3205 View (662) 366-3205
Photo of Tiffany Lewis, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pontotoc, MS
Tiffany Lewis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAMFT, LPC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Oxford, MS 38655
Waitlist for new clients
Life is full of challenges, hardships, changes and surprises. My goal as a therapist is to walk alongside my clients as they go through life and help promote change and growth with them. I believe therapy is a joint endeavor to bring healing, change and growth. My passion is to provide a safe place of exploration for my clients where they feel they are heard and understood. If you are nervous about starting counseling, that's okay! Change can be uncomfortable but is often necessary for growth. I'd be honored to work with you and hear your story.
Life is full of challenges, hardships, changes and surprises. My goal as a therapist is to walk alongside my clients as they go through life and help promote change and growth with them. I believe therapy is a joint endeavor to bring healing, change and growth. My passion is to provide a safe place of exploration for my clients where they feel they are heard and understood. If you are nervous about starting counseling, that's okay! Change can be uncomfortable but is often necessary for growth. I'd be honored to work with you and hear your story.
(662) 450-4595 View (662) 450-4595
Photo of Molly Barbieri, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Pontotoc, MS
Molly Barbieri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oxford, MS 38655
Empowering my clients, one session at a time, through vulnerability
Empowering my clients, one session at a time, through vulnerability
(662) 337-7955 View (662) 337-7955

See more therapy options for Pontotoc

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Pontotoc, MS

10+

Average cost per session

$182

Therapists in Pontotoc, MS who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
92% Coping Skills
92% Stress
85% Anxiety
77% Relationship Issues
77% Grief
77% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% BlueCross and BlueShield
36% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
27% Medicaid

How Therapists in Pontotoc, MS see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Pontotoc?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.