Therapists in Santa Fe, NM

Photo of Santa Fe Center For Relationship Wellbeing, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe Center For Relationship Wellbeing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, MS, SpEd, IMHIII
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Fe, NM 87505
I help couples regain love, find shared meaning and improve ability to listen and be heard. Additionally, the transition to parenthood, while longed for, can place huge strains on relationships. Being a parent brings up unresolved feelings of all kinds from one's own childhood that may interfere with being the parent you want to be. I help parents and children feel good about their families. My goal is to help parents find greater competence and confidence to recognize and respond to their children's fundamental needs.
I help couples regain love, find shared meaning and improve ability to listen and be heard. Additionally, the transition to parenthood, while longed for, can place huge strains on relationships. Being a parent brings up unresolved feelings of all kinds from one's own childhood that may interfere with being the parent you want to be. I help parents and children feel good about their families. My goal is to help parents find greater competence and confidence to recognize and respond to their children's fundamental needs.
(575) 218-7764 View (575) 218-7764
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Joalie E Davie
MD
Verified Verified
Santa Fe, NM 87505
When you, whether as a couple or an individual, commit to take responsibility for your growth and development, I listen with compassion and interest to develop a proactive therapeutic program to help each of you grow to your greatest potential as an individual (and a couple). Often people aren't aware they have unmet need, wants, and desires. Healing often comes after identifying, accepting, and learning how to ultimately realize those desires and needs. By helping individuals, couples, and families overcome conflicts, trauma, and anxiety, they are able to successfully achieve some of their deepest desires and feel fulfilled.
When you, whether as a couple or an individual, commit to take responsibility for your growth and development, I listen with compassion and interest to develop a proactive therapeutic program to help each of you grow to your greatest potential as an individual (and a couple). Often people aren't aware they have unmet need, wants, and desires. Healing often comes after identifying, accepting, and learning how to ultimately realize those desires and needs. By helping individuals, couples, and families overcome conflicts, trauma, and anxiety, they are able to successfully achieve some of their deepest desires and feel fulfilled.
(505) 847-3289 View (505) 847-3289
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Sylvan Schneider
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Santa Fe, NM 87501  (Online Only)
I work extremely well with people who have a lot to process and are wanting to do personal therapeutic work. As a counselor I’m here to help empower you to find and unlock the answers that are within you. Together as a team we will explore what you would like to work through in the way that best fits your needs. I believe in holding a respectful, supportive, and validating space for people I work with. I believe that therapeutic work helps promote healing, personal growth, and wellness. I participate in sessions and offer feedback, support, new perspectives and validation and therapeutic exercises.
I work extremely well with people who have a lot to process and are wanting to do personal therapeutic work. As a counselor I’m here to help empower you to find and unlock the answers that are within you. Together as a team we will explore what you would like to work through in the way that best fits your needs. I believe in holding a respectful, supportive, and validating space for people I work with. I believe that therapeutic work helps promote healing, personal growth, and wellness. I participate in sessions and offer feedback, support, new perspectives and validation and therapeutic exercises.
(505) 557-1949 View (505) 557-1949
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Naja Druva
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Santa Fe, NM 87501  (Online Only)
I am an LPCC independently licensed therapist specializing in treating trauma in all age groups. As an Afrolatina my identity is an integral part of how I show up in the world including in my work. I strive to uplift my clients in their own power and identities as well. I have made it my goal to apply my training and experience to working with marginalized communities and their families.
I am an LPCC independently licensed therapist specializing in treating trauma in all age groups. As an Afrolatina my identity is an integral part of how I show up in the world including in my work. I strive to uplift my clients in their own power and identities as well. I have made it my goal to apply my training and experience to working with marginalized communities and their families.
(505) 405-7281 View (505) 405-7281
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Michelle Carr
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Santa Fe, NM 87501  (Online Only)
Congratulations on taking the first step toward a deeper self awareness! I work with my clients to help them understand how personal challenges like anxiety, depression, addiction or trauma may be influencing their relationships, work, or daily life. My style is interactive, engaged, and non-judgmental while integrating the psychological, emotional, physical and spiritual well being of the whole person. I also feel that it is important to incorporate laughter into the healing process! Once we can find the humor in our human-ness it becomes easier to forgive ourselves and others as we move toward more authentic happiness.
Congratulations on taking the first step toward a deeper self awareness! I work with my clients to help them understand how personal challenges like anxiety, depression, addiction or trauma may be influencing their relationships, work, or daily life. My style is interactive, engaged, and non-judgmental while integrating the psychological, emotional, physical and spiritual well being of the whole person. I also feel that it is important to incorporate laughter into the healing process! Once we can find the humor in our human-ness it becomes easier to forgive ourselves and others as we move toward more authentic happiness.
(831) 288-2302 View (831) 288-2302
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Santa Fe Art Therapy & Counseling
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Fe, NM 87507  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Many of us have lived through hard and painful life experiences. For some of us, the physical and emotional memory of those experiences keep us locked in a state of shame, anxiety, fear and loneliness (this experience is often labeled with a variety of diagnoses: PTSD, Complex PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD). It can seem impossible to create and sustain meaningful, fulfilling and nurturing relationships (including the one with yourself!) from an isolated and fearful place. If you are seeking to feel better and create healthy and sustainable changes in your life, this may be the work for you.
Many of us have lived through hard and painful life experiences. For some of us, the physical and emotional memory of those experiences keep us locked in a state of shame, anxiety, fear and loneliness (this experience is often labeled with a variety of diagnoses: PTSD, Complex PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD). It can seem impossible to create and sustain meaningful, fulfilling and nurturing relationships (including the one with yourself!) from an isolated and fearful place. If you are seeking to feel better and create healthy and sustainable changes in your life, this may be the work for you.
(505) 718-4706 View (505) 718-4706
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Annie Rabinovitch
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Fe, NM 87505  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been in practice for over 10 years. I completed my Clinical Internship and Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/John Hopkins University School of Medicine, and prior to that, received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. I am passionate about working with children, teens, adults, and families experiencing a wide range of behavioral, emotional, and interpersonal issues. My approach is collaborative, research-informed, and is designed to meet the unique needs of clients.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been in practice for over 10 years. I completed my Clinical Internship and Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/John Hopkins University School of Medicine, and prior to that, received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. I am passionate about working with children, teens, adults, and families experiencing a wide range of behavioral, emotional, and interpersonal issues. My approach is collaborative, research-informed, and is designed to meet the unique needs of clients.
(505) 337-3413 View (505) 337-3413
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Megan V. Phillips
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Santa Fe, NM 87505  (Online Only)
In psychotherapy, I aim to offer an authentic space for self-exploration and healing. My therapy practice is grounded in mindfulness and cognitive behavioral approaches. My clients include individuals and couples experiencing stressful life transitions. I practice culturally responsive and trauma sensitive therapy and provide a safe, non-judgemental place to process uncomfortable emotions and mental stress. I see my role as a guide to help you and navigate authentic healing.
In psychotherapy, I aim to offer an authentic space for self-exploration and healing. My therapy practice is grounded in mindfulness and cognitive behavioral approaches. My clients include individuals and couples experiencing stressful life transitions. I practice culturally responsive and trauma sensitive therapy and provide a safe, non-judgemental place to process uncomfortable emotions and mental stress. I see my role as a guide to help you and navigate authentic healing.
(505) 657-3723 View (505) 657-3723
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Cyd Davis-Hubler
Counselor, MA, LPCC, ATR-P
Verified Verified
Santa Fe, NM 87508  (Online Only)
I believe in giving the client tools to navigate what is going on in your life. Tools such as CBT, DBT, mindfulness and psycho-education interventions that will help you learn strategies to reframe thoughts , navigate emotions and understand how both are linked to unwanted behaviors. I invite you to collaborate with me to find your voice, your truth, freedom and a more peaceful and joyful self.
I believe in giving the client tools to navigate what is going on in your life. Tools such as CBT, DBT, mindfulness and psycho-education interventions that will help you learn strategies to reframe thoughts , navigate emotions and understand how both are linked to unwanted behaviors. I invite you to collaborate with me to find your voice, your truth, freedom and a more peaceful and joyful self.
(505) 337-3520 View (505) 337-3520
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Larry E Dettweiler
Counselor, PhD, LPCC
Verified Verified
Santa Fe, NM 87508  (Online Only)
After over 50 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults in settings as diverse as prison and preschool, I have come to the conclusion that the root of most psychological suffering is a discrepancy between who we really are and who we have been expected to become or expect ourselves and others to be. This discrepancy between the "Self" and the personality we develop causes immense suffering within individuals, between individuals and in the culture as a whole. My goal is to help clients find their own truth or "Self" and live their lives from that place.
After over 50 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults in settings as diverse as prison and preschool, I have come to the conclusion that the root of most psychological suffering is a discrepancy between who we really are and who we have been expected to become or expect ourselves and others to be. This discrepancy between the "Self" and the personality we develop causes immense suffering within individuals, between individuals and in the culture as a whole. My goal is to help clients find their own truth or "Self" and live their lives from that place.
(505) 565-5780 View (505) 565-5780
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Gregory Gutin
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Fe, NM 87505
My work with individuals and families is grounded in helping to support the ever-changing process of growing, learning and finding a meaningful place within a family and the larger community. The challenges we face in an accelerated global culture seem extraordinarily complex for many of us who can often find ourselves overwhelmed with the demands of a non-stop, technology-driven lifestyle with unrealistic expectations. Slowing down long enough to to give needed attention to our priorities and goals can be difficult, but I'm confident that with some reflection and support we can find grounding and clarity as a path towards wellness.
My work with individuals and families is grounded in helping to support the ever-changing process of growing, learning and finding a meaningful place within a family and the larger community. The challenges we face in an accelerated global culture seem extraordinarily complex for many of us who can often find ourselves overwhelmed with the demands of a non-stop, technology-driven lifestyle with unrealistic expectations. Slowing down long enough to to give needed attention to our priorities and goals can be difficult, but I'm confident that with some reflection and support we can find grounding and clarity as a path towards wellness.
(505) 209-8928 View (505) 209-8928
Photo of Iris Toledo, Counselor in Santa Fe, NM
Iris Toledo
Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Fe, NM 87507  (Online Only)
I am a holistic counselor who addresses your issues on all levels: body, mind, heart & soul. Body-wise, I encourage optimal nutrition, sleep and movement for optimal psychological well-being. Mentally, I support mindfulness & help you replace self-defeating thoughts & beliefs with self-enhancing ones. Emotionally, I guide you toward opening up to & experiencing your emotions. Soul-wise I support finding or rediscovering meaning & purpose in your life and/or connection to a Higher Power, if that suits you. I also help with life transitions such as grief & loss. I offer counseling for adults and couples, including LGBTQ.
I am a holistic counselor who addresses your issues on all levels: body, mind, heart & soul. Body-wise, I encourage optimal nutrition, sleep and movement for optimal psychological well-being. Mentally, I support mindfulness & help you replace self-defeating thoughts & beliefs with self-enhancing ones. Emotionally, I guide you toward opening up to & experiencing your emotions. Soul-wise I support finding or rediscovering meaning & purpose in your life and/or connection to a Higher Power, if that suits you. I also help with life transitions such as grief & loss. I offer counseling for adults and couples, including LGBTQ.
(505) 209-8221 View (505) 209-8221
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Jenni Laszlo
Counselor, LPCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Santa Fe, NM 87508
I specialize in working with individuals, children, adolescents and families around relationship issues, life transitions and traumatic events. I view my role as providing a safe place to explore life events, examine thought patterns and process emotions. I combine empirical based strategies with body-oriented therapeutic approaches, resulting in growth, health and freedom.
I specialize in working with individuals, children, adolescents and families around relationship issues, life transitions and traumatic events. I view my role as providing a safe place to explore life events, examine thought patterns and process emotions. I combine empirical based strategies with body-oriented therapeutic approaches, resulting in growth, health and freedom.
(505) 605-2961 View (505) 605-2961
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Scott Chapman
Counselor
Verified Verified
Santa Fe, NM 87505
As you search for a therapist, it is important that you find the right fit. This process can feel daunting, even overwhelming. There are many therapists to choose from and many types of therapy. The therapist you stick with should be someone with whom you can collaborate, in a dynamic of trust. The therapeutic relationship is essential to good psychotherapy. I am an attentive therapist who is skilled in building collaborative therapeutic relationships with a diverse range of clients.
As you search for a therapist, it is important that you find the right fit. This process can feel daunting, even overwhelming. There are many therapists to choose from and many types of therapy. The therapist you stick with should be someone with whom you can collaborate, in a dynamic of trust. The therapeutic relationship is essential to good psychotherapy. I am an attentive therapist who is skilled in building collaborative therapeutic relationships with a diverse range of clients.
(505) 421-7344 View (505) 421-7344
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Nancy Estelle Perry
Psychologist, RN
Verified Verified
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Each client is unique with his or her own needs and goals. It is critical to understand what each client wants and why, before a therapeutic relationship can be established and therapy move forward. Initial sessions explore goals, time frames, and needs, as well as determine if the therapist and client are a good fit. Therapy may be short or long term.
Each client is unique with his or her own needs and goals. It is critical to understand what each client wants and why, before a therapeutic relationship can be established and therapy move forward. Initial sessions explore goals, time frames, and needs, as well as determine if the therapist and client are a good fit. Therapy may be short or long term.
(505) 257-6407 View (505) 257-6407
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Gregory Weeks
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Fe, NM 87505
I work extremely well with clients who are motivated to change their lives. Often, our greatest challenges come during times of major life transitions. Through active listening and genuine empathy, I help my clients focus upon the inherent solutions to their most pressing problems. Motivation to change comes with the willingness to look closely and investigate the stories we tell ourselves. Often, I discover with my clients that their oldest and most damaging internal stories are simply not true. By having a fellow human who is open and fully present witness our lives, we can discover the very real possibility for greater health and happiness.
I work extremely well with clients who are motivated to change their lives. Often, our greatest challenges come during times of major life transitions. Through active listening and genuine empathy, I help my clients focus upon the inherent solutions to their most pressing problems. Motivation to change comes with the willingness to look closely and investigate the stories we tell ourselves. Often, I discover with my clients that their oldest and most damaging internal stories are simply not true. By having a fellow human who is open and fully present witness our lives, we can discover the very real possibility for greater health and happiness.
(575) 219-6260 View (575) 219-6260
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Caroline Knapp
Counselor, LPCC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that it is never too late—or too early—for us to become more whole, and more truly ourselves. Whether we are making major life decisions, wrestling with longstanding difficulties, or longing for shifts we can’t yet name, we need access to a sense of who we truly are. When that access is blocked, the result can be anxiety, depression, panic, phobias, relational trouble, isolation, self-harm, destructive patterns, or simply feeling lost. Coming into meaningful relationship with another person in therapy is a powerful way to restore your connection with yourself—or to build it for the first time.
I believe that it is never too late—or too early—for us to become more whole, and more truly ourselves. Whether we are making major life decisions, wrestling with longstanding difficulties, or longing for shifts we can’t yet name, we need access to a sense of who we truly are. When that access is blocked, the result can be anxiety, depression, panic, phobias, relational trouble, isolation, self-harm, destructive patterns, or simply feeling lost. Coming into meaningful relationship with another person in therapy is a powerful way to restore your connection with yourself—or to build it for the first time.
(505) 805-2031 View (505) 805-2031
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Michelle George
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LCMHC, SEP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Talk therapy can be helpful, but sometimes it's just not enough. Maladaptive patterns of stress, trauma, anxiety, and depression lie in our bodies. You and I will untangle these problematic patterns to get to the root of your pain together. Our sessions will allow you to metaphorically dip your toe into the pain and then always come back to safety. In this way you are challenged to grow in a slow, safe manner.
Talk therapy can be helpful, but sometimes it's just not enough. Maladaptive patterns of stress, trauma, anxiety, and depression lie in our bodies. You and I will untangle these problematic patterns to get to the root of your pain together. Our sessions will allow you to metaphorically dip your toe into the pain and then always come back to safety. In this way you are challenged to grow in a slow, safe manner.
(505) 302-2082 View (505) 302-2082
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Elizabeth Morris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMT, MDiv, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Waitlist for new clients
I am currently not accepting any new clients. I do have a waitlist. I have worked with mothers and their families across the lifecycle including adolescence, pregnancy, postpartum, menopause, and end-of-life concerns. I specialize in working with individuals and families in transition such as the transition to becoming pregnant, becoming parents, changing jobs, empty nesters, and aging/loss. If you are looking to heal old patterns and beliefs that keep you stuck than we might be a good fit to work together. I also utilize EMDR therapy to reprocess past traumatic incidents so that you can heal and move forward in your life.
I am currently not accepting any new clients. I do have a waitlist. I have worked with mothers and their families across the lifecycle including adolescence, pregnancy, postpartum, menopause, and end-of-life concerns. I specialize in working with individuals and families in transition such as the transition to becoming pregnant, becoming parents, changing jobs, empty nesters, and aging/loss. If you are looking to heal old patterns and beliefs that keep you stuck than we might be a good fit to work together. I also utilize EMDR therapy to reprocess past traumatic incidents so that you can heal and move forward in your life.
(505) 551-3520 View (505) 551-3520
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Deborah Schweiger-Whalen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW, CSAT, CEDS
Verified Verified
Santa Fe, NM 87505
I am an experienced psychotherapist with an immense amount of education and training. I have expertise in the areas of general psychotherapy, eating disorders, sexual disorders, trauma, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression. I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals and a Certified Eating Disorder Therapist International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. I work with individuals, and couples/families. My work incorporates multiple perspectives and schools of thought and I have an active and responsive style.
I am an experienced psychotherapist with an immense amount of education and training. I have expertise in the areas of general psychotherapy, eating disorders, sexual disorders, trauma, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression. I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals and a Certified Eating Disorder Therapist International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. I work with individuals, and couples/families. My work incorporates multiple perspectives and schools of thought and I have an active and responsive style.
(505) 395-2958 View (505) 395-2958

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Santa Fe, NM

500+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Santa Fe, NM who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
77% Trauma and PTSD
76% Self Esteem
71% Grief
64% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Presbyterian
72% BlueCross and BlueShield
65% Medicaid

How Therapists in Santa Fe, NM see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
22% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Santa Fe?

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.