Therapists in Botkins, OH

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Pamela k Mills
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, CHT, SAP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Botkins, OH 45306
I graduated with an MSW from St Louis University and am certified in Advanced Hypnotherapy. I also work in energy therapy and Chakra work to provide my consumers with a variety of practices that may work best for them. Currently I teach and train hypnotist and hypnotherapist allowing them to offer their clients with an expanded therapy area. My clients come first and I am willing to work with you in the therapy that best meets your needs. I am certified to do tele mental health and can bill most insurances and Medicare.
I graduated with an MSW from St Louis University and am certified in Advanced Hypnotherapy. I also work in energy therapy and Chakra work to provide my consumers with a variety of practices that may work best for them. Currently I teach and train hypnotist and hypnotherapist allowing them to offer their clients with an expanded therapy area. My clients come first and I am willing to work with you in the therapy that best meets your needs. I am certified to do tele mental health and can bill most insurances and Medicare.
(419) 987-4052 View (419) 987-4052

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WellSpace Therapeutics
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
Hello! My name is Amy Krites, I am the founder and owner of WellSpace Therapeutics. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker and have been providing therapy for individuals in some capacity for over 20 years. I enjoy working with people of all ages who are struggling and need some help to work through their issues. I will provide a safe, nonjudgmental, confidential environment for people can work towards their goals in therapy. I have been a victim's advocate, worked with people aged 60+, private practice counseling, as well as a counselor for people who struggle with addiction.
Hello! My name is Amy Krites, I am the founder and owner of WellSpace Therapeutics. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker and have been providing therapy for individuals in some capacity for over 20 years. I enjoy working with people of all ages who are struggling and need some help to work through their issues. I will provide a safe, nonjudgmental, confidential environment for people can work towards their goals in therapy. I have been a victim's advocate, worked with people aged 60+, private practice counseling, as well as a counselor for people who struggle with addiction.
(937) 897-9131 View (937) 897-9131
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Journey 4 Self LLC
Counselor, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
My name is MJ and I have spent the last 10 years in Mental Health and Social Work practice. I've worked in organizations such as Children's Services, a Behavioral Specialist for Headstart, private practice counseling and I am a retired vetran of the Air Force Security Forces.
My name is MJ and I have spent the last 10 years in Mental Health and Social Work practice. I've worked in organizations such as Children's Services, a Behavioral Specialist for Headstart, private practice counseling and I am a retired vetran of the Air Force Security Forces.
(937) 902-2183 View (937) 902-2183
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Amanda Lafferty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LPC, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
The number one “rule” we therapists follow is autonomy for our clients – you lead the sessions, make your decisions, and allow yourself to have space and time to unburden yourself. Of course, we therapists are there to assist you through this journey. Mental health therapy is a journey to explore and become self-aware of the whys of what we do. My goal is to guide you through that journey when you need assistance.
The number one “rule” we therapists follow is autonomy for our clients – you lead the sessions, make your decisions, and allow yourself to have space and time to unburden yourself. Of course, we therapists are there to assist you through this journey. Mental health therapy is a journey to explore and become self-aware of the whys of what we do. My goal is to guide you through that journey when you need assistance.
(419) 664-3466 View (419) 664-3466
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Olena Sowers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
Making the decision to find help is hard enough. That is why my goal in counseling is to create a place where you feel safe enough to tell your story. I am Olena Sowers, LPCC, and while I work with many concerns, I specialize in trauma and PTSD and EMDR. I have worked with a variety of client concerns, from anxiety, foster care and adoption to addiction, family conflict, anger, and others. I specialize in trauma and PTSD and am trained in EMDR. I have experience working with individuals who survived physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and neglect, assault, first responders, veterans, motor vehicle accident victims, and many more.
Making the decision to find help is hard enough. That is why my goal in counseling is to create a place where you feel safe enough to tell your story. I am Olena Sowers, LPCC, and while I work with many concerns, I specialize in trauma and PTSD and EMDR. I have worked with a variety of client concerns, from anxiety, foster care and adoption to addiction, family conflict, anger, and others. I specialize in trauma and PTSD and am trained in EMDR. I have experience working with individuals who survived physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and neglect, assault, first responders, veterans, motor vehicle accident victims, and many more.
(440) 901-1192 View (440) 901-1192
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Darin D. Dodds
Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of Ohio with experience working in residential treatment, schools, private practice, and clinical settings. I received my clinical training at Malone University, earning a Master's degree in Education with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am currently accepting new patients at our Wapakoneta office, and I'm honored to take part in your progress toward whole health. My aim is to provide a place for rest, exploration, learning, and growth.
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of Ohio with experience working in residential treatment, schools, private practice, and clinical settings. I received my clinical training at Malone University, earning a Master's degree in Education with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am currently accepting new patients at our Wapakoneta office, and I'm honored to take part in your progress toward whole health. My aim is to provide a place for rest, exploration, learning, and growth.
(567) 210-2656 View (567) 210-2656
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Progress Professional Counseling Associates, LLC
LPCC
Verified Verified
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
Welcome! We are currently accepting new patients at our Wapakoneta office, and we are honored to take part in your Progress toward whole health. Progress is the area’s leading confidential private practice comprised of a team of expert counseling professionals trained in the industry's top evidence-based treatment methods. Our providers are dedicated to serving individuals, couples, and families in Auglaize and surrounding counties. Over 14 years of experience helping patients reach their goals through gold-standard treatment protocols including CBT, DBT, ACT, and more.
Welcome! We are currently accepting new patients at our Wapakoneta office, and we are honored to take part in your Progress toward whole health. Progress is the area’s leading confidential private practice comprised of a team of expert counseling professionals trained in the industry's top evidence-based treatment methods. Our providers are dedicated to serving individuals, couples, and families in Auglaize and surrounding counties. Over 14 years of experience helping patients reach their goals through gold-standard treatment protocols including CBT, DBT, ACT, and more.
(567) 210-2608 View (567) 210-2608
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Ashley Hinkle
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC-S, LCDCIII
Verified Verified
Wapakoneta, OH 45895  (Online Only)
Do you ever struggle with depression, trauma, grief, anxiety, addiction relationships and/or stress management? I utilize a person centered and client focused approach to help you navigate life. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for us to work on your therapeutic goals to get you feeling better and becoming the best version of yourself. I have been working in the mental health and community behavioral health fields since 2014. I became a therapist because I love to help others and I find it to be a great privilege to be a part of someone's journey to healing.
Do you ever struggle with depression, trauma, grief, anxiety, addiction relationships and/or stress management? I utilize a person centered and client focused approach to help you navigate life. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for us to work on your therapeutic goals to get you feeling better and becoming the best version of yourself. I have been working in the mental health and community behavioral health fields since 2014. I became a therapist because I love to help others and I find it to be a great privilege to be a part of someone's journey to healing.
(419) 643-9850 View (419) 643-9850
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Key to Recovery Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
Key to Recovery Services is a unique private practice that is designed to help you find your key to recovery. We work with clients of all ages and struggling with any number of issues including anxiety, depression, PTSD, family struggles, work issues, or school stressors. At Key to Recovery Services every client has the opportunity to help create the best treatment plan to help them heal. We believe that every human can change and grow and finding your "key to recovery" can be life changing, empowering and will lead to a more peaceful and fulfilling life.
Key to Recovery Services is a unique private practice that is designed to help you find your key to recovery. We work with clients of all ages and struggling with any number of issues including anxiety, depression, PTSD, family struggles, work issues, or school stressors. At Key to Recovery Services every client has the opportunity to help create the best treatment plan to help them heal. We believe that every human can change and grow and finding your "key to recovery" can be life changing, empowering and will lead to a more peaceful and fulfilling life.
(567) 335-3309 View (567) 335-3309
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Ashley L Powell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CCTP, LISW
Verified Verified
Wapakoneta, OH 45895  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Ashley Powell. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I entered the social work field in 2011 and have worked in a variety of settings. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families. Therapy is a unique process for everyone. I consider it an honor to assist my clients in their journey towards emotional healing.
Hello, my name is Ashley Powell. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I entered the social work field in 2011 and have worked in a variety of settings. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families. Therapy is a unique process for everyone. I consider it an honor to assist my clients in their journey towards emotional healing.
(567) 229-3692 View (567) 229-3692

Online Therapists

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Beth Luwandi Lofstrom
Counselor, MA, LPCC, DARTT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Cincinnati, OH 45220  (Online Only)
Relationship struggles feel terrible and confusing even for smart, successful people. Big issues like infidelity or the threat of break-up make it hard to even think straight. Continued disappointment, the same conflict on repeat, or never feeling heard take an enormous toll. We'll practice a method for recovery that minimizes your suffering and brings clarity and real healing. It IS possible to repair, build, and sustain a satisfying and healthy love relationship even after destructive patterns or tremendous pressure. A cherishing love relationship is your birthright. Let me help you make that happen.
Relationship struggles feel terrible and confusing even for smart, successful people. Big issues like infidelity or the threat of break-up make it hard to even think straight. Continued disappointment, the same conflict on repeat, or never feeling heard take an enormous toll. We'll practice a method for recovery that minimizes your suffering and brings clarity and real healing. It IS possible to repair, build, and sustain a satisfying and healthy love relationship even after destructive patterns or tremendous pressure. A cherishing love relationship is your birthright. Let me help you make that happen.
(513) 718-2963 View (513) 718-2963
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Samuel Eshleman Latimer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Are you hurting so much that you're wondering if living is really worth all this pain? It hurts so bad that it feels physical; you can feel it in your gut. You don't let those closest to you know what's going on because no one gets it; no one can help. Sometimes you feel completely out of place, like you don't belong here. Everything hurts so much and you can't stand it anymore. You keep looking for ways to take it all away. You don't deserve to hurt like this anymore. And you don't have to. It's time to take control of your emotions so your emotions stop controlling you.
Are you hurting so much that you're wondering if living is really worth all this pain? It hurts so bad that it feels physical; you can feel it in your gut. You don't let those closest to you know what's going on because no one gets it; no one can help. Sometimes you feel completely out of place, like you don't belong here. Everything hurts so much and you can't stand it anymore. You keep looking for ways to take it all away. You don't deserve to hurt like this anymore. And you don't have to. It's time to take control of your emotions so your emotions stop controlling you.
(513) 845-1876 View (513) 845-1876
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Erin Michel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cincinnati, OH 45208
I am passionate about working with both couples and individuals. I recognize that individual and relational wellbeing are inextricably intertwined, and even “individual” problems such as depression or trauma will impact our relationships. I am passionate about supporting clients through a range of concerns, including but not limited to body image distress, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma, sexual/gender identity development, sexual shame related to religious background, jealousy, infidelity, and communication difficulties.
I am passionate about working with both couples and individuals. I recognize that individual and relational wellbeing are inextricably intertwined, and even “individual” problems such as depression or trauma will impact our relationships. I am passionate about supporting clients through a range of concerns, including but not limited to body image distress, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma, sexual/gender identity development, sexual shame related to religious background, jealousy, infidelity, and communication difficulties.
(513) 717-3056 View (513) 717-3056
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Anna Dykeman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43215  (Online Only)
You know this sudden rush of emotions, when your heart is racing with memories of a time long gone but not forgotten? Maybe your palms are getting damp, and you feel your throat tightening - almost choking - as you remember painful memories of either childhood abuse, a painful breakup, or other shadows of the past – it's like being caught in a storm of past pain with a ton of emotions. Life is rough and now more than ever people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and uncertain about how they should manage their relationships, careers, and lives — however, you don’t have to walk through this on your own :)
You know this sudden rush of emotions, when your heart is racing with memories of a time long gone but not forgotten? Maybe your palms are getting damp, and you feel your throat tightening - almost choking - as you remember painful memories of either childhood abuse, a painful breakup, or other shadows of the past – it's like being caught in a storm of past pain with a ton of emotions. Life is rough and now more than ever people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and uncertain about how they should manage their relationships, careers, and lives — however, you don’t have to walk through this on your own :)
(380) 207-1133 View (380) 207-1133
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Sarah Machamer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW, S
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Heath, OH 43056
Thank you for seeking out help. It takes bravery and courage to take this step. Sarah Machamer is a clinical social worker who earned a master's degree from Ohio University. Sarah has experience in trauma focused care, crisis work, counseling, and evaluation. She is EMDR Therapy trained, and is skilled at meeting clients where they are through a trauma focused perspective. With a strength based and integrative approach, Sarah is passionate about moving clients into a place of change, and healing.
Thank you for seeking out help. It takes bravery and courage to take this step. Sarah Machamer is a clinical social worker who earned a master's degree from Ohio University. Sarah has experience in trauma focused care, crisis work, counseling, and evaluation. She is EMDR Therapy trained, and is skilled at meeting clients where they are through a trauma focused perspective. With a strength based and integrative approach, Sarah is passionate about moving clients into a place of change, and healing.
(740) 224-4808 View (740) 224-4808
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Jennifer Gobel
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
Cincinnati, OH 45241  (Online Only)
Hello. My name is Jennifer (Jen) Gobel. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) practicing virtually via teletherapy in Ohio. I received my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. I have worked in a variety of settings since becoming a counselor and have found my niche in private practice. I have worked with individuals ranging in ages from 5 to 65+ with issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, and much more. I have enjoyed the unique characteristics that each person brings as we are all such interesting individuals.
Hello. My name is Jennifer (Jen) Gobel. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) practicing virtually via teletherapy in Ohio. I received my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. I have worked in a variety of settings since becoming a counselor and have found my niche in private practice. I have worked with individuals ranging in ages from 5 to 65+ with issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, and much more. I have enjoyed the unique characteristics that each person brings as we are all such interesting individuals.
(513) 613-4382 View (513) 613-4382
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Jackie Dell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bowling Green, OH 43402  (Online Only)
Are you ready to make some big changes, but you are in need of some extra challenge and support? My counseling focus and passion is in working with addiction, trauma, and ADHD in order to make positive and sustainable changes in your life. Any change is difficult, but learning new patterns is particularly strenuous, and I want to be able to provide you extra support in your journey to meet your goals. Whether you are brand new to counseling or starting over after multiple tries, let’s work together to explore what will work for you to live your best life.
Are you ready to make some big changes, but you are in need of some extra challenge and support? My counseling focus and passion is in working with addiction, trauma, and ADHD in order to make positive and sustainable changes in your life. Any change is difficult, but learning new patterns is particularly strenuous, and I want to be able to provide you extra support in your journey to meet your goals. Whether you are brand new to counseling or starting over after multiple tries, let’s work together to explore what will work for you to live your best life.
(419) 595-4779 View (419) 595-4779
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Kelsi Rooks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPC
Verified Verified
Newark, OH 43055
Are you struggling to feel heard and validated? Are you having difficulty managing your emotions, finding purpose, or processing lived experiences? Are you in need of someone capable of providing guidance, active listening, empathetic understanding, & who can provide them with the tools to succeed? Are you open to gaining the knowledge and skills used in everyday life to help you grow and improve your overall well-being? I offer coping skills, resources, and knowledge to overcome any mental health challenges you may be facing. Instilling your self-confidence to succeed and walking this journey alongside you.
Are you struggling to feel heard and validated? Are you having difficulty managing your emotions, finding purpose, or processing lived experiences? Are you in need of someone capable of providing guidance, active listening, empathetic understanding, & who can provide them with the tools to succeed? Are you open to gaining the knowledge and skills used in everyday life to help you grow and improve your overall well-being? I offer coping skills, resources, and knowledge to overcome any mental health challenges you may be facing. Instilling your self-confidence to succeed and walking this journey alongside you.
(740) 880-7747 View (740) 880-7747
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Deep Roots Family Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Toledo, OH 43615
Hello, I’m Cynthia Connor Wagenhauser. I’m a Christian therapist specializing in narcissistic relationships, confusing, destructive marriages, codependency and divorce recovery for women. If you have someone in your life that drives you crazy, if you feel angry and worn out, sad and anxious about what to do? I can help! I have success working with individuals, teens and families who are dealing with anxiety, depression, ptsd, family mental illness, conflict and divorce. Let me help you find victory over low self worth, abuse, depression and anxiety. Couples counseling is NOT recommended for any abusive situation.
Hello, I’m Cynthia Connor Wagenhauser. I’m a Christian therapist specializing in narcissistic relationships, confusing, destructive marriages, codependency and divorce recovery for women. If you have someone in your life that drives you crazy, if you feel angry and worn out, sad and anxious about what to do? I can help! I have success working with individuals, teens and families who are dealing with anxiety, depression, ptsd, family mental illness, conflict and divorce. Let me help you find victory over low self worth, abuse, depression and anxiety. Couples counseling is NOT recommended for any abusive situation.
(419) 949-5217 View (419) 949-5217
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Carole Bower
Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Lebanon, OH 45036
If you are motivated to improve your life or relationships, and will participate fully in the counseling process, then we will work very well together. Whether you struggle with anxiety, parenting challenges, life transitions, self-esteem, or maintaining good relationships, I will listen and give you feedback to guide your thinking and responses. We will set goals that are measurable and achievable so that you may feel successful if you put in the effort.
If you are motivated to improve your life or relationships, and will participate fully in the counseling process, then we will work very well together. Whether you struggle with anxiety, parenting challenges, life transitions, self-esteem, or maintaining good relationships, I will listen and give you feedback to guide your thinking and responses. We will set goals that are measurable and achievable so that you may feel successful if you put in the effort.
(440) 683-6850 View (440) 683-6850

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Botkins, OH

< 10

Therapists in Botkins, OH who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Chronic Pain
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Eating Disorders
100% Geriatric and Seniors

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BHS | Behavioral Health Systems
100% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Botkins, OH see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Botkins?

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.