Therapists in Lincoln County, NE

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Photo of Jennifer Spencer, LIMHP, LADC, CCTP, Counselor
Jennifer Spencer
Counselor, LIMHP, LADC, CCTP
Verified Verified
North Platte, NE 69101
Safety has been elusive in your life and trust is something that is a figment of the imagination. You're seeking "normal" and are not sure what "normal" actually is. Living in survival mode has become your way of life. Walking into my office or meeting via telelhealth your safety, emotional, mental, physical, is my first priority. We can't heal if we don't first feel a sense of safety. You want to be able to walk around in this world without fear, without being in fight, flight, freeze, feint, or fawn mode. You want healthy relationships and to thrive.
Safety has been elusive in your life and trust is something that is a figment of the imagination. You're seeking "normal" and are not sure what "normal" actually is. Living in survival mode has become your way of life. Walking into my office or meeting via telelhealth your safety, emotional, mental, physical, is my first priority. We can't heal if we don't first feel a sense of safety. You want to be able to walk around in this world without fear, without being in fight, flight, freeze, feint, or fawn mode. You want healthy relationships and to thrive.
(308) 244-8725 View (308) 244-8725
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Serenity Counseling Services
Counselor, LIMHP, LMHP, LPC, PLADC, CDGC
Verified Verified
North Platte, NE 69101
As clients you are important to me. Every person has the right to feel like they matter in this world. No matter what your issues are you deserve a compassionate counselor that will listen with an open mind and the willingness to do whatever it takes to enhance your life. We are all on a journey during our lifetimes. Sometimes that journey is too hard to manage alone and my purpose is to walk along side you during that difficult time. I will provide skills and insight along the journey so that you can be empowered in your own life.
As clients you are important to me. Every person has the right to feel like they matter in this world. No matter what your issues are you deserve a compassionate counselor that will listen with an open mind and the willingness to do whatever it takes to enhance your life. We are all on a journey during our lifetimes. Sometimes that journey is too hard to manage alone and my purpose is to walk along side you during that difficult time. I will provide skills and insight along the journey so that you can be empowered in your own life.
(308) 221-1235 View (308) 221-1235
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New Beginnings Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PCMSW, PLMHP, PCDGC
Verified Verified
North Platte, NE 69101
It can be hard to reach out in our most vulnerable moments. I feel privileged to meet with individuals in those moments and provide compassionate care and confidence in the healing journey. I have experience working with women, children and teens, older adults, and those struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions and financial stressors, ADHD, and ASD. I have a special interest in working with mothers during and after pregnancy and post-abortion care. I specialize in gambling disorders and can provide counseling for family members as well.
It can be hard to reach out in our most vulnerable moments. I feel privileged to meet with individuals in those moments and provide compassionate care and confidence in the healing journey. I have experience working with women, children and teens, older adults, and those struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions and financial stressors, ADHD, and ASD. I have a special interest in working with mothers during and after pregnancy and post-abortion care. I specialize in gambling disorders and can provide counseling for family members as well.
(308) 889-8550 View (308) 889-8550
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Ted Grant
Counselor, MA, PLMHP
Verified Verified
North Platte, NE 69101  (Online Only)
Life transitions make it easy to feel left behind and unsure of how to navigate feelings of anxiety, depression, and grief. Relationship issues can leave us questioning if we have what it takes. Whether you're wrestling with broken relationships, stressed out from juggling multiple responsibilities, discouraged by life's challenges, or experiencing a crisis of faith that has left you searching for answers, I believe that we can work together to bring your life back into balance. My goal is to assist you in experiencing a renewed sense of hope and purpose.
Life transitions make it easy to feel left behind and unsure of how to navigate feelings of anxiety, depression, and grief. Relationship issues can leave us questioning if we have what it takes. Whether you're wrestling with broken relationships, stressed out from juggling multiple responsibilities, discouraged by life's challenges, or experiencing a crisis of faith that has left you searching for answers, I believe that we can work together to bring your life back into balance. My goal is to assist you in experiencing a renewed sense of hope and purpose.
(308) 218-3464 View (308) 218-3464
Photo of Matt Fosket, MA, LIMHP, NCC, Counselor
Matt Fosket
Counselor, MA, LIMHP, NCC
Verified Verified
North Platte, NE 69101
Waitlist for new clients
Finding the right therapist who understands and resonates with you is crucial in therapy success. I recognize the importance of this connection and emphasize building a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust, empathy, and respect. I am committed to creating a safe and inclusive space where clients feel heard, valued, and supported in their unique experiences and struggles. By tailoring my approach to meet individual needs and utilizing my expertise in working with men's issues, LGBTQ individuals, and adolescents, I strive to foster a deep understanding and connection with my clients to facilitate meaningful growth.
Finding the right therapist who understands and resonates with you is crucial in therapy success. I recognize the importance of this connection and emphasize building a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust, empathy, and respect. I am committed to creating a safe and inclusive space where clients feel heard, valued, and supported in their unique experiences and struggles. By tailoring my approach to meet individual needs and utilizing my expertise in working with men's issues, LGBTQ individuals, and adolescents, I strive to foster a deep understanding and connection with my clients to facilitate meaningful growth.
(308) 223-2373 View (308) 223-2373
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Kristen Hagin
Counselor, LIMHP, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brady, NE 69123  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Kristen. I am licensed in Nebraska, Iowa, Washington, and Florida. I provide therapy through a secure online therapy platform. Thank you for reaching out and exploring what therapy options are available to you. I enjoy working with young adults to older adults with a variety of concerns and problems. I am passionate about helping people who are going through life changes, grief, relationship conflict, anxiety concerns, and parenting challenges. It is important to feel like you have a trusted adult in your corner, and I look forward to being that person.
Hello! My name is Kristen. I am licensed in Nebraska, Iowa, Washington, and Florida. I provide therapy through a secure online therapy platform. Thank you for reaching out and exploring what therapy options are available to you. I enjoy working with young adults to older adults with a variety of concerns and problems. I am passionate about helping people who are going through life changes, grief, relationship conflict, anxiety concerns, and parenting challenges. It is important to feel like you have a trusted adult in your corner, and I look forward to being that person.
(308) 470-4214 View (308) 470-4214
Photo of Karen L Gutherless, MA, LIMHP, LPC, Counselor
Karen L Gutherless
Counselor, MA, LIMHP, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Platte, NE 69101
Karen earned a MA in Christian Counseling from Columbia Evangelical Seminary in 2001 and another MA in Community Counseling form Charon State College in 2008 and has been a fully licensed mental health practitioner since 2012. Karen's specialty includes, Abuse and Trauma TBRI Practitioner (Trust Based Relational Intervention), PTSD, Counseling for Families Affected by Disability, Christian Counseling, Divorce Recovery, LGBTQ Counseling, Grief, and Bereavement, Personality Disorders, Senior Adult Counseling, Stress, Anxiety, and Depression, Children, and Adolescent with family and individual.
Karen earned a MA in Christian Counseling from Columbia Evangelical Seminary in 2001 and another MA in Community Counseling form Charon State College in 2008 and has been a fully licensed mental health practitioner since 2012. Karen's specialty includes, Abuse and Trauma TBRI Practitioner (Trust Based Relational Intervention), PTSD, Counseling for Families Affected by Disability, Christian Counseling, Divorce Recovery, LGBTQ Counseling, Grief, and Bereavement, Personality Disorders, Senior Adult Counseling, Stress, Anxiety, and Depression, Children, and Adolescent with family and individual.
(308) 365-1336 View (308) 365-1336
Photo of Jenee L. Hill, LIMHP, LADC, LMHP, MA, ED, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Jenee L. Hill
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LIMHP, LADC, LMHP, MA, ED
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Platte, NE 69101
"I am a dual diagnosis/co-occurring disorders therapist who is client centered, I believe everyone is unique with their own story and that clients' have to follow their own journey toward healing. My passion is to work on promoting wellness, recovery and wholeness for individuals/families dealing with mental health and/or substance use disorders. I utilize Evidence Based Practices (EBP) to assist patients to reach and succeed with goals."
"I am a dual diagnosis/co-occurring disorders therapist who is client centered, I believe everyone is unique with their own story and that clients' have to follow their own journey toward healing. My passion is to work on promoting wellness, recovery and wholeness for individuals/families dealing with mental health and/or substance use disorders. I utilize Evidence Based Practices (EBP) to assist patients to reach and succeed with goals."
(308) 281-2426 View (308) 281-2426
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CFTI
Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Platte, NE 69101
Mental Health for Adults, Children, Families and Marriages. A community of mental health professionals who are dedicated to deliver modern exceptional care for all ages.
Mental Health for Adults, Children, Families and Marriages. A community of mental health professionals who are dedicated to deliver modern exceptional care for all ages.
(308) 251-4717 View (308) 251-4717
Photo of Anna Jensen, MS, Ed, LIMHP, LPC, NCC, Counselor
Anna Jensen
Counselor, MS, Ed, LIMHP, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
North Platte, NE 69103
Inevitably, we all encounter periods in our lives in which what we've learned to that point isn't sufficient for the challenges we now face. I believe therapy can be a safe, supportive environment in which to better understand ourselves and the world and to revisit what we want in life and how to get there. Whether you are dealing with significant anxiety or depression, or simply need a new environment to learn your way through new challenges with a helping eye and ear, I bring a humorous, creative, curious and open-minded approach to helping you progress through life's challenges.
Inevitably, we all encounter periods in our lives in which what we've learned to that point isn't sufficient for the challenges we now face. I believe therapy can be a safe, supportive environment in which to better understand ourselves and the world and to revisit what we want in life and how to get there. Whether you are dealing with significant anxiety or depression, or simply need a new environment to learn your way through new challenges with a helping eye and ear, I bring a humorous, creative, curious and open-minded approach to helping you progress through life's challenges.
(308) 210-4631 View (308) 210-4631
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Dr. Amanda Holmgreen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Platte, NE 69103
Waitlist for new clients
Calling a therapist and weeding through the options can be overwhelming. I’m glad you’ve taken this step! Feel free to get in touch to talk about your needs. If we aren’t the best match, I’m connected with other specialists/agencies and am happy to help find the right fit for you. I founded Strategic Psychological Services with the mission to achieve a safer/stronger community by providing care focused on building resilience, understanding, and connection. We currently offer individual, couples therapy, groups and workshops in person and online. Evaluations/consults are available for Court/Attorneys/Schools/LE/Corporate/Agencies.
Calling a therapist and weeding through the options can be overwhelming. I’m glad you’ve taken this step! Feel free to get in touch to talk about your needs. If we aren’t the best match, I’m connected with other specialists/agencies and am happy to help find the right fit for you. I founded Strategic Psychological Services with the mission to achieve a safer/stronger community by providing care focused on building resilience, understanding, and connection. We currently offer individual, couples therapy, groups and workshops in person and online. Evaluations/consults are available for Court/Attorneys/Schools/LE/Corporate/Agencies.
(402) 281-9141 View (402) 281-9141
Photo of David Oliverius, LIMHP, LADC, CPC, Counselor
David Oliverius
Counselor, LIMHP, LADC, CPC
Verified Verified
North Platte, NE 69101  (Online Only)
I have found, the current challenges of many of my clients often stem from some negative, past experience(s). Oftentimes, some childhood adversity or dysfunctional family dynamics have led to some developmental trauma; other times, some acute or complex trauma continues to affect individuals in very different and unseen ways. Over time, the burden of past wounds weighs down one’s spirit resulting in increased vulnerability and decreased resilience; this may be described as burnout, overwhelm, work stress, depression, anxiety, ADHD, relationship/trust issues, hypersensitivity, social avoidance, and a host of others.
I have found, the current challenges of many of my clients often stem from some negative, past experience(s). Oftentimes, some childhood adversity or dysfunctional family dynamics have led to some developmental trauma; other times, some acute or complex trauma continues to affect individuals in very different and unseen ways. Over time, the burden of past wounds weighs down one’s spirit resulting in increased vulnerability and decreased resilience; this may be described as burnout, overwhelm, work stress, depression, anxiety, ADHD, relationship/trust issues, hypersensitivity, social avoidance, and a host of others.
(402) 307-6924 View (402) 307-6924
Photo of Kitty Betty Johnson, MA, LIMHP, LADC, Counselor
Kitty Betty Johnson
Counselor, MA, LIMHP, LADC
Verified Verified
North Platte, NE 69101
At times, everyone needs a refuge from the storm, a comforting and safe place to unload, and inspiration to move ahead. I empathize with you, as I have faced and overcome many of the same battles as you. Many of us struggle with traumatic events in our lives that are overwhelming. Many of us have addictions that cause chaos and destruction. We want to rise above these issues and find peace. We can do this, together. Cada persona, tarde o temprano, necesita un refugio, un lugar seguro donde se puede desahogarse. Aqui esta el lugar, conmigo. Yo entiendo sus batallas porque yo he luchado y superado muchos de los mismos problemas.
At times, everyone needs a refuge from the storm, a comforting and safe place to unload, and inspiration to move ahead. I empathize with you, as I have faced and overcome many of the same battles as you. Many of us struggle with traumatic events in our lives that are overwhelming. Many of us have addictions that cause chaos and destruction. We want to rise above these issues and find peace. We can do this, together. Cada persona, tarde o temprano, necesita un refugio, un lugar seguro donde se puede desahogarse. Aqui esta el lugar, conmigo. Yo entiendo sus batallas porque yo he luchado y superado muchos de los mismos problemas.
(308) 270-6374 View (308) 270-6374
Photo of Makayla Crawford, MS, MA Ed, LMHP, LPC, PLADC, Counselor
Makayla Crawford
Counselor, MS, MA Ed, LMHP, LPC, PLADC
Verified Verified
North Platte, NE 69101
Waitlist for new clients
When life's challenges have begun to impact your daily living, life can feel overwhelming. You are not alone. I create a confidential therapeutic environment that promotes positive self-growth and change without fear of judgement. I strongly believe that you know yourself better than any other person will. You are the expert on your life, your goals, and your needs. Together, we tap into your strengths and values to work toward new potential in your sense of self and your relationships. Ultimately, bringing more balance, safety, and a sense of peace in your daily life while using a relaxed practical real-world approach.
When life's challenges have begun to impact your daily living, life can feel overwhelming. You are not alone. I create a confidential therapeutic environment that promotes positive self-growth and change without fear of judgement. I strongly believe that you know yourself better than any other person will. You are the expert on your life, your goals, and your needs. Together, we tap into your strengths and values to work toward new potential in your sense of self and your relationships. Ultimately, bringing more balance, safety, and a sense of peace in your daily life while using a relaxed practical real-world approach.
(308) 223-5878 View (308) 223-5878
Photo of Regina Juhl, MSEd, LMHP, LADC, Counselor
Regina Juhl
Counselor, MSEd, LMHP, LADC
Verified Verified
North Platte, NE 69101
Are you feeling stuck in your life? Tired of being unhappy and unfulfilled? Addiction issues, complex emotions, or challenging relationships feeling like they'll never improve? There's good news, you've come to the right place! I have a no-frills, no-nonsense approach to therapy. I will meet you where you’re at in your journey, then we’ll dive right in to discovering how I can help you reclaim your sense of self and embark on a path toward healing.
Are you feeling stuck in your life? Tired of being unhappy and unfulfilled? Addiction issues, complex emotions, or challenging relationships feeling like they'll never improve? There's good news, you've come to the right place! I have a no-frills, no-nonsense approach to therapy. I will meet you where you’re at in your journey, then we’ll dive right in to discovering how I can help you reclaim your sense of self and embark on a path toward healing.
(531) 231-2369 View (531) 231-2369
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Carley D Starling Psyd
Psychologist, LP
Verified Verified
North Platte, NE 69101
I enjoy working with children and families who are having difficulty due to challenging behavior. Every individual and family deserves an opportunity to tell their story and work with a provider in order to make life better; I am the person who will listen to your story and then work on a plan to make life better. Not only do I provide the services of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment plans, but I will continue to assist your entire family until my services are no longer needed.
I enjoy working with children and families who are having difficulty due to challenging behavior. Every individual and family deserves an opportunity to tell their story and work with a provider in order to make life better; I am the person who will listen to your story and then work on a plan to make life better. Not only do I provide the services of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment plans, but I will continue to assist your entire family until my services are no longer needed.
(308) 646-6657 View (308) 646-6657
Photo of Audrey Hines, MA, LMFT, LIMHP, Marriage & Family Therapist
Audrey Hines
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LIMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Platte, NE 69101  (Online Only)
Everyone said having a baby would be the most magical time in your life, but you're finding that juggling the demands of parenthood and partnership leave you feeling more unappreciated, unseen in your marriage, and overwhelmed than you've ever been before. Feelings of loneliness and anxiety visit more than you could have imagined, and worry sets in that maybe you'll never cut it as a mom. Know it doesn't have to be this way. You can trust your abilities as a parent, enjoy the here-and-now with your partner and your baby, and approach both the chaos and beauty of parenthood with compassion, confidence, and humor.
Everyone said having a baby would be the most magical time in your life, but you're finding that juggling the demands of parenthood and partnership leave you feeling more unappreciated, unseen in your marriage, and overwhelmed than you've ever been before. Feelings of loneliness and anxiety visit more than you could have imagined, and worry sets in that maybe you'll never cut it as a mom. Know it doesn't have to be this way. You can trust your abilities as a parent, enjoy the here-and-now with your partner and your baby, and approach both the chaos and beauty of parenthood with compassion, confidence, and humor.
(402) 226-1936 View (402) 226-1936
Photo of Rebecca Dubs, MAE, PLMHP
Rebecca Dubs
Provisional Mental Health Practitioner, MAE, PLMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Platte, NE 69101
Openings available! Welcome! My name is Rebecca Dubs and I am dedicated to providing a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. My approach to therapy is rooted in the principles of unconditional positive regard and the development of a strong therapeutic trust. I believe that every individual deserves to be seen, heard, and valued exactly as they are. As a provisionally licensed mental health practitioner, I can assist individuals process and problem solve through obstacles they may experience throughout their lives. Call or email to see how I can support you!
Openings available! Welcome! My name is Rebecca Dubs and I am dedicated to providing a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. My approach to therapy is rooted in the principles of unconditional positive regard and the development of a strong therapeutic trust. I believe that every individual deserves to be seen, heard, and valued exactly as they are. As a provisionally licensed mental health practitioner, I can assist individuals process and problem solve through obstacles they may experience throughout their lives. Call or email to see how I can support you!
(308) 365-2638 View (308) 365-2638
Photo of Jodi L. Gentleman, LCSW, LIMHP, LISW, (Iowa), Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jodi L. Gentleman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LIMHP, LISW, (Iowa)
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
North Platte, NE 69103  (Online Only)
NOW Accepting new clients for Nebraska and Iowa; with convenient Telehealth! You have found a friendly, compassionate, and insightful therapist! Today is the day to take a step...for YOU. Every person has their own unique journey. I HEAR you. I understand. I meet you where you ARE. Together we will get you where you want to BE. Specialty areas; women (and partners) facing conception, pregnancy, postpartum, NICU, birth, first-time parenting, menopause & everything-in-between difficulties. All stressful life transitions, ADHD, depression, anxiety, chronic mental and medical illness, and Health Professional support.
NOW Accepting new clients for Nebraska and Iowa; with convenient Telehealth! You have found a friendly, compassionate, and insightful therapist! Today is the day to take a step...for YOU. Every person has their own unique journey. I HEAR you. I understand. I meet you where you ARE. Together we will get you where you want to BE. Specialty areas; women (and partners) facing conception, pregnancy, postpartum, NICU, birth, first-time parenting, menopause & everything-in-between difficulties. All stressful life transitions, ADHD, depression, anxiety, chronic mental and medical illness, and Health Professional support.
(402) 313-4432 View (402) 313-4432
Photo of Jillyan Schmidt, MA, LIMHP, LPC, Counselor
Jillyan Schmidt
Counselor, MA, LIMHP, LPC
Verified Verified
North Platte, NE 69103  (Online Only)
(402) 809-9560 View (402) 809-9560

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Lincoln County, NE

20+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Lincoln County, NE who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
85% Depression
85% Coping Skills
70% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
70% Self Esteem
70% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% BlueCross and BlueShield
72% Aetna
72% Medicaid

How Therapists in Lincoln County, NE see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lincoln County?

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.