Therapists in Beachwood, OH

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Finding Your Destiny, LLC - Celeste A Bozeman
Counselor, MEd, NBCC, LPCC-s
Verified Verified
Beachwood, OH 44122
Are you experiencing abuse, addictions, anxiety, depression, bereavement/grief/loss, low self-esteem, hopelessness, identity crisis, unexpected career changes, teen-pregnancy or trauma? Then allow me to come along beside you to help you transition into your "new normal" and to help coach and encourage you into a new way of thinking and living! I offer an eclectic, client-centered, holistic approach while addressing the "symptoms/behaviors" and never criticizing the person as a unique human being. You will be provided therapeutic counseling services in a safe "non-judgmental free-zone," supportive and confidential environment.
Are you experiencing abuse, addictions, anxiety, depression, bereavement/grief/loss, low self-esteem, hopelessness, identity crisis, unexpected career changes, teen-pregnancy or trauma? Then allow me to come along beside you to help you transition into your "new normal" and to help coach and encourage you into a new way of thinking and living! I offer an eclectic, client-centered, holistic approach while addressing the "symptoms/behaviors" and never criticizing the person as a unique human being. You will be provided therapeutic counseling services in a safe "non-judgmental free-zone," supportive and confidential environment.
(440) 306-3304 View (440) 306-3304
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Erika Taddie-Osborn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Beachwood, OH 44122
Erika Taddie-Osborn has 15 years of experience in individual and group counseling and treatment of substance use disorders, most recently at Glenbeigh Hospital, where she served as counseling director. She has served as a therapist and chemical dependency counselor in outpatient and inpatient settings, working with both individuals and groups. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology and her master's degree in social work from Case Western Reserve University. In addition to treatment of substance use disorders and other addictions, she also specializes in eating disorders and women's issues.
Erika Taddie-Osborn has 15 years of experience in individual and group counseling and treatment of substance use disorders, most recently at Glenbeigh Hospital, where she served as counseling director. She has served as a therapist and chemical dependency counselor in outpatient and inpatient settings, working with both individuals and groups. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology and her master's degree in social work from Case Western Reserve University. In addition to treatment of substance use disorders and other addictions, she also specializes in eating disorders and women's issues.
(216) 677-3121 View (216) 677-3121
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Thomas A. Boyd
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Beachwood, OH 44122
Most of my patients come to me feeling a significant level of distress. Some may have seen a mental health professional before and have some idea of what to expect. However, for many this may be the first time they have ever met with a mental health professional and they may feel apprehensive about the process. My goal in that initial session is to strike a balance between putting the person at ease while gathering important information about who they are and what their situation is. Most patients return to their second session feeling encouraged and a degree of hope based on that initial encounter.
Most of my patients come to me feeling a significant level of distress. Some may have seen a mental health professional before and have some idea of what to expect. However, for many this may be the first time they have ever met with a mental health professional and they may feel apprehensive about the process. My goal in that initial session is to strike a balance between putting the person at ease while gathering important information about who they are and what their situation is. Most patients return to their second session feeling encouraged and a degree of hope based on that initial encounter.
(216) 930-3014 View (216) 930-3014
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Sara Roth
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, IMFT-S, LPCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Beachwood, OH 44122
Therapy can be a powerful tool to improve your life. As a mental health professional, I witness amazing progress every day in my clients' lives and in their relationships. Change is not easy; at the same time, the outcome can be transformative. I am passionate about mental health wellness and I believe that everyone can improve their life, whether in their personal goals or in their relationships.
Therapy can be a powerful tool to improve your life. As a mental health professional, I witness amazing progress every day in my clients' lives and in their relationships. Change is not easy; at the same time, the outcome can be transformative. I am passionate about mental health wellness and I believe that everyone can improve their life, whether in their personal goals or in their relationships.
(216) 340-9635 View (216) 340-9635
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Dr. Andrew Ray Goldberg
Psychologist, PsyD , MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Beachwood, OH 44122
I hold an M.A. in Social/Cognitive Psych, an M.A. in Spiritually-Oriented Clinical Psych, and a Doctorate in Clinical Psych. I have dedicated my career to modernizing mental & emotional health treatments to make them more accessible across the economic and social spectrum. One tool I developed has you meditate to your favorite songs to manage stress. I spent the first half of my career in California, working in public rehabs with incarcerated individuals and luxury facilities for celebrities. During the pandemic, I moved back to Cleveland and now provide individual therapy, run community classes, and give talks around town.
I hold an M.A. in Social/Cognitive Psych, an M.A. in Spiritually-Oriented Clinical Psych, and a Doctorate in Clinical Psych. I have dedicated my career to modernizing mental & emotional health treatments to make them more accessible across the economic and social spectrum. One tool I developed has you meditate to your favorite songs to manage stress. I spent the first half of my career in California, working in public rehabs with incarcerated individuals and luxury facilities for celebrities. During the pandemic, I moved back to Cleveland and now provide individual therapy, run community classes, and give talks around town.
(216) 677-8670 View (216) 677-8670
Miriam Rivkin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Beachwood, OH 44122
Miriam Rivkin is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Ohio who has been practicing since 2021. She has a Master's Degree in Counseling and Art Therapy from Edinboro University as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts and Judaic Studies from Maimonides College. Miriam's philosophy is that everyone can gain from having a place where they feel safe to explore their feelings and aspirations yet motivated to find and become the best possible form of themselves.
Miriam Rivkin is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Ohio who has been practicing since 2021. She has a Master's Degree in Counseling and Art Therapy from Edinboro University as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts and Judaic Studies from Maimonides College. Miriam's philosophy is that everyone can gain from having a place where they feel safe to explore their feelings and aspirations yet motivated to find and become the best possible form of themselves.
(440) 745-7686 View (440) 745-7686
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Holly Mundon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , LISWS , CCTP , CDCA
Verified Verified
Beachwood, OH 44122
Are you having struggles in your job or relationship? Have you been diagnosed with a mental illness and need coping skills as you learn to manage all that it entails? Do you need education, support, and encouragement? I work with grief/loss, trauma, Depression, Anxiety, coping skills & boundaries, relationship and job stressors, life transitions, and general support. I am passionate about helping those who are 'helping professions' and work with health professionals and first responders dealing with secondary trauma. We will work together to set goals for taking the next steps to feel better.
Are you having struggles in your job or relationship? Have you been diagnosed with a mental illness and need coping skills as you learn to manage all that it entails? Do you need education, support, and encouragement? I work with grief/loss, trauma, Depression, Anxiety, coping skills & boundaries, relationship and job stressors, life transitions, and general support. I am passionate about helping those who are 'helping professions' and work with health professionals and first responders dealing with secondary trauma. We will work together to set goals for taking the next steps to feel better.
(216) 859-4480 View (216) 859-4480
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Rebekah Fink
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Beachwood, OH 44122
Are you suffering from trauma & finding it holding you back from living your true, authentic life? From my experience, I can see how challenging a Borderline Personality Disorder diagnosis can be on a person, & working with someone open to learning new skills to manage it better can be very rewarding! I enjoy working with people who are suffering from anxiety or depressive disorder as I have seen the progress my clients have made in those areas & I love to watch them start to live a more satisfying life. I am here to assist with any life transitions, relationship issues, grief, or OCD/phobias that are preventing you from your goals.
Are you suffering from trauma & finding it holding you back from living your true, authentic life? From my experience, I can see how challenging a Borderline Personality Disorder diagnosis can be on a person, & working with someone open to learning new skills to manage it better can be very rewarding! I enjoy working with people who are suffering from anxiety or depressive disorder as I have seen the progress my clients have made in those areas & I love to watch them start to live a more satisfying life. I am here to assist with any life transitions, relationship issues, grief, or OCD/phobias that are preventing you from your goals.
(216) 424-6373 View (216) 424-6373
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Richard Rakos
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Beachwood, OH 44122
Dr. Rakos received his master's and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Kent State University and his bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He recently retired from his position as associate dean for faculty and program development in the College of Sciences and Health Professions at Cleveland State University, where he also was a professor of psychology. Dr. Rakos is widely published in the areas of assertiveness training, self-management, law and psychology, and cultural analysis, and is the author of Assertive Behavior: Theory, Research and Training.
Dr. Rakos received his master's and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Kent State University and his bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He recently retired from his position as associate dean for faculty and program development in the College of Sciences and Health Professions at Cleveland State University, where he also was a professor of psychology. Dr. Rakos is widely published in the areas of assertiveness training, self-management, law and psychology, and cultural analysis, and is the author of Assertive Behavior: Theory, Research and Training.
(216) 810-2458 View (216) 810-2458
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Mae Bennett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beachwood, OH 44122
Life is full of twists, turns, dips, and bridges. We all need support through the challenging moments or for someone to just hold the space while we breath. Perhaps you feel as if you've lost the path completely and need help discovering the new normal.
Life is full of twists, turns, dips, and bridges. We all need support through the challenging moments or for someone to just hold the space while we breath. Perhaps you feel as if you've lost the path completely and need help discovering the new normal.
(440) 467-3822 View (440) 467-3822
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Adam Fields
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
Beachwood, OH 44122
Are you living in a sexless relationship? Or perhaps the sex you're having is unsatisfying, or hampered by something specific. My office provides you with a safe, comfortable space to discuss your sexual life, answer your questions, all within the framework of a sex-positive atmosphere. I don't believe in pathologizing someone's sexual behaviors. As an AASECT-certified sex therapist, my philosophy is simple: if it's consensual, and it's not hurting you or your partner(s), your sexuality and all that it entails (your fantasies, experimentation, whatever turns you on) will be supported, nurtured, and listened to without judgment.
Are you living in a sexless relationship? Or perhaps the sex you're having is unsatisfying, or hampered by something specific. My office provides you with a safe, comfortable space to discuss your sexual life, answer your questions, all within the framework of a sex-positive atmosphere. I don't believe in pathologizing someone's sexual behaviors. As an AASECT-certified sex therapist, my philosophy is simple: if it's consensual, and it's not hurting you or your partner(s), your sexuality and all that it entails (your fantasies, experimentation, whatever turns you on) will be supported, nurtured, and listened to without judgment.
(216) 294-3600 View (216) 294-3600
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Kimberly K Clipper
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Beachwood, OH 44122  (Online Only)
I entered counseling with a desire to support individuals, couples, and families along the healing journey. I understand the courage needed to seek help, and I am committed to supporting clients to reach positive psychological and behavioral changes. I utilize a Person-Centered approach via a strong therapeutic relationship on the road to transformation. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and an Ordained Minister. My goal is to support clients in the areas of phase of life changes, self-esteem building, relationship therapy, healing from trauma and abuse, depression and anxiety, grief and loss, etc.
I entered counseling with a desire to support individuals, couples, and families along the healing journey. I understand the courage needed to seek help, and I am committed to supporting clients to reach positive psychological and behavioral changes. I utilize a Person-Centered approach via a strong therapeutic relationship on the road to transformation. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and an Ordained Minister. My goal is to support clients in the areas of phase of life changes, self-esteem building, relationship therapy, healing from trauma and abuse, depression and anxiety, grief and loss, etc.
(440) 294-6122 View (440) 294-6122
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Laura Palisin
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Beachwood, OH 44122  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Laura Palisin received her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Dayton and her master's degree in community counseling from Kent State University. She has experience working with children, adolescents and adults in outpatient, inpatient and school settings. She has advanced training in trauma focused therapy including eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT).
Laura Palisin received her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Dayton and her master's degree in community counseling from Kent State University. She has experience working with children, adolescents and adults in outpatient, inpatient and school settings. She has advanced training in trauma focused therapy including eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT).
(216) 616-8297 View (216) 616-8297
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Melissa A. Sharper
Marriage & Family Therapist, IMFT
Verified Verified
Beachwood, OH 44122  (Online Only)
Ms. Sharper is an Independent Marriage and Family Therapist dedicated to serving her clients with compassion and magnetic optimism. She aids individuals in the interruption of unhealthy, generational patterns and ways to combat codependency. She provides couples therapy to foster positive communication skills, explore the power of vulnerability, and implement unique techniques that foster deeper emotional intimacy. Melissa treats clients dealing with anxiety, identity/career crisis, low self esteem, domestic violence, and depression. Melissa desires that clients develop self empowerment and wholeness one conversation at a time.
Ms. Sharper is an Independent Marriage and Family Therapist dedicated to serving her clients with compassion and magnetic optimism. She aids individuals in the interruption of unhealthy, generational patterns and ways to combat codependency. She provides couples therapy to foster positive communication skills, explore the power of vulnerability, and implement unique techniques that foster deeper emotional intimacy. Melissa treats clients dealing with anxiety, identity/career crisis, low self esteem, domestic violence, and depression. Melissa desires that clients develop self empowerment and wholeness one conversation at a time.
(216) 238-2697 View (216) 238-2697
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Jessica Young
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Beachwood, OH 44122
I am currently accepting new clients with no waitlist! I strive to create a respectful, welcoming, and safe space for my clients. I work with adults to process trauma, explore their LGBTQ+ identities, cope with stress and anxiety, heal from depression, manage life changes, and more. Although everyone has coping strategies, I can help review what is and isn't working, refine the healthy strategies, and add some new skills to practice.
I am currently accepting new clients with no waitlist! I strive to create a respectful, welcoming, and safe space for my clients. I work with adults to process trauma, explore their LGBTQ+ identities, cope with stress and anxiety, heal from depression, manage life changes, and more. Although everyone has coping strategies, I can help review what is and isn't working, refine the healthy strategies, and add some new skills to practice.
(216) 232-9403 View (216) 232-9403
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Beth Steinberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, MSSA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beachwood, OH 44122
Many of the answers we need for healing come from within ourselves. I will work collaboratively with you to identify and remove obstacles that currently hinder you from accessing your inner wisdom and ability to heal.Because no two people are exactly alike there is no one therapy method that can address the needs of every person. To honor your individuality I utilize an integrative approach with emphasis from client-centered, strength based, mindfulness based and somatic methods. I am a level 2 graduate of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. I am currently pursuing my certification in Sensorimotor Psychotherpy.
Many of the answers we need for healing come from within ourselves. I will work collaboratively with you to identify and remove obstacles that currently hinder you from accessing your inner wisdom and ability to heal.Because no two people are exactly alike there is no one therapy method that can address the needs of every person. To honor your individuality I utilize an integrative approach with emphasis from client-centered, strength based, mindfulness based and somatic methods. I am a level 2 graduate of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. I am currently pursuing my certification in Sensorimotor Psychotherpy.
(440) 345-7092 View (440) 345-7092
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Jasmine Chappell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Beachwood, OH 44122  (Online Only)
Life experiences and exposure can present constant barriers to living whole. These same experiences can be overwhelming, and keep you stuck in exhausting cycles. Although the steps ahead may be challenging and different from what you have experienced thus far, I encourage you to keep moving. My ideal clients are adults with challenges regarding everyday life, trauma, identity, faith and spirituality issues but committed to the process of self-awareness, healing, and growth.
Life experiences and exposure can present constant barriers to living whole. These same experiences can be overwhelming, and keep you stuck in exhausting cycles. Although the steps ahead may be challenging and different from what you have experienced thus far, I encourage you to keep moving. My ideal clients are adults with challenges regarding everyday life, trauma, identity, faith and spirituality issues but committed to the process of self-awareness, healing, and growth.
(216) 446-7744 x872 View (216) 446-7744 x872
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Mimi Hanley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA MFT, LPC
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
Beachwood, OH 44122
I am passionate about the transformative power of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) to help couples reconnect and stop their negative cycle of painful disconnection, conflict, anger and hurt. EFT combines theory and structure into an effective model that helps guide couples back to a secure and loving relationship. I use EFT because I’ve seen its powerful results in couples’ lives. EFT has shown unparalleled success in helping distressed couples to restore and deepen their emotional connection.
I am passionate about the transformative power of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) to help couples reconnect and stop their negative cycle of painful disconnection, conflict, anger and hurt. EFT combines theory and structure into an effective model that helps guide couples back to a secure and loving relationship. I use EFT because I’ve seen its powerful results in couples’ lives. EFT has shown unparalleled success in helping distressed couples to restore and deepen their emotional connection.
(216) 487-1957 View (216) 487-1957
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Gabriela Sehinkman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beachwood, OH 44122
The space of therapy is for you to connect with a sense of curiosity, calm, compassion, presence, creativity - your truest Self. We all love, parent, and experience emotions differently. We exist at the intersection of gender, race, culture, age, sexual orientation and other layers that make us unique as individuals. I enjoy working within this diversity to explore parts of you that are struggling and guide you to find creative solutions. Over 25 years of experience in community and private practice settings, both in the US and in Latin America, helped me cultivate a multicultural perspective.
The space of therapy is for you to connect with a sense of curiosity, calm, compassion, presence, creativity - your truest Self. We all love, parent, and experience emotions differently. We exist at the intersection of gender, race, culture, age, sexual orientation and other layers that make us unique as individuals. I enjoy working within this diversity to explore parts of you that are struggling and guide you to find creative solutions. Over 25 years of experience in community and private practice settings, both in the US and in Latin America, helped me cultivate a multicultural perspective.
(216) 367-5054 View (216) 367-5054
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Soneakqua J White
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beachwood, OH 44122
If you are a woman between the ages of 30-60 who is struggling with anxiety, depression, and/or stress, I want to help! Whether you have been battling these issues for years or they started because of recent life events, you are in the right place. Do not continue to suffer in silence when there is help available. Let's get you the coping strategies you need while you work toward complete healing. There is no judgement here...just help.
If you are a woman between the ages of 30-60 who is struggling with anxiety, depression, and/or stress, I want to help! Whether you have been battling these issues for years or they started because of recent life events, you are in the right place. Do not continue to suffer in silence when there is help available. Let's get you the coping strategies you need while you work toward complete healing. There is no judgement here...just help.
(216) 600-0307 View (216) 600-0307

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Beachwood, OH

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Beachwood, OH who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
92% Depression
72% Trauma and PTSD
70% Relationship Issues
69% Self Esteem
66% Coping Skills
61% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Medical Mutual
79% Aetna
70% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Beachwood, OH see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Beachwood?

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.