Therapists in College Hill, Cincinnati, OH

Photo of Latasha Davis-Crawford, Licensed Professional Counselor in College Hill, Cincinnati, OH
Latasha Davis-Crawford
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
College Hill, Cincinnati, OH 45224
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I am a firm believer that people deserve to live their lives to the fullest, walk in their truth, and become their best self. Will life present challenges? Absolutely! When life becomes difficult and we are presented with unforeseen circumstances that create challenges, certain individuals are destined to join our journey to help foster the healing process. Will you allow me to be that individual?
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I am a firm believer that people deserve to live their lives to the fullest, walk in their truth, and become their best self. Will life present challenges? Absolutely! When life becomes difficult and we are presented with unforeseen circumstances that create challenges, certain individuals are destined to join our journey to help foster the healing process. Will you allow me to be that individual?
(513) 540-4242 View (513) 540-4242
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Living Hope Counseling Services
Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
College Hill, Cincinnati, OH 45224
Living Hope Counseling meets each client in their journey with compassion. We provide hope to all who desire healing and transformation through quality mental health counseling that addresses the whole person – body, mind and soul.
Living Hope Counseling meets each client in their journey with compassion. We provide hope to all who desire healing and transformation through quality mental health counseling that addresses the whole person – body, mind and soul.
(513) 371-5135 View (513) 371-5135
Photo of Jay VanLandingham, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in College Hill, Cincinnati, OH
Jay VanLandingham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
College Hill, Cincinnati, OH 45224  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Everyone struggles with acceptance. Accepting ourselves, accepting others, accepting life. If you are dealing with anxiety, grief, low self-esteem, low confidence, issues around gender identity and/or identifying as LGBTQ+ and are looking for an accepting therapist to help you find a sense of peace, you've come to the right place. I am a licensed independent social worker (LISW) in the state of Ohio. I identify as trans and have twenty years experience in the LGBTQ community. My experience as a social worker ranges from work in the HIV/AIDS community to those living with cancer.
Everyone struggles with acceptance. Accepting ourselves, accepting others, accepting life. If you are dealing with anxiety, grief, low self-esteem, low confidence, issues around gender identity and/or identifying as LGBTQ+ and are looking for an accepting therapist to help you find a sense of peace, you've come to the right place. I am a licensed independent social worker (LISW) in the state of Ohio. I identify as trans and have twenty years experience in the LGBTQ community. My experience as a social worker ranges from work in the HIV/AIDS community to those living with cancer.
(513) 452-6744 View (513) 452-6744
Photo of Lisa Connor, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in College Hill, Cincinnati, OH
Lisa Connor
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
College Hill, Cincinnati, OH 45224  (Online Only)
I have been a practicing Clinical Counselor for over 15 years. As a counselor, I have sought to help others reach their full potential, utilizing their strengths and internal motivation to conquer their struggles. The counseling process is a partnership and an opportunity to share the weight of your burdens. It is an opportunity to process your belief systems and utilize your own tools to overcome even the hardest of challenges.
I have been a practicing Clinical Counselor for over 15 years. As a counselor, I have sought to help others reach their full potential, utilizing their strengths and internal motivation to conquer their struggles. The counseling process is a partnership and an opportunity to share the weight of your burdens. It is an opportunity to process your belief systems and utilize your own tools to overcome even the hardest of challenges.
(513) 855-6521 View (513) 855-6521
Photo of Donna Ford Clinical Counseling, Counselor in College Hill, Cincinnati, OH
Donna Ford Clinical Counseling
Counselor, LPCC-S, LICDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
College Hill, Cincinnati, OH 45224
Donna J Ford is a Master's level clinician and a graduate of the University of Cincinnati Mental Health Counseling Program. She has provided treatment for adults, youth and transition aged young people in the community mental health field and community/residential substance use field. Trained in several evidence-based models, Donna is bringing over 20 years of training and experience in Functional Family Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Trauma Therapy as well as other therapuetic interventions for Mental Health and Substance Use issues.
Donna J Ford is a Master's level clinician and a graduate of the University of Cincinnati Mental Health Counseling Program. She has provided treatment for adults, youth and transition aged young people in the community mental health field and community/residential substance use field. Trained in several evidence-based models, Donna is bringing over 20 years of training and experience in Functional Family Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Trauma Therapy as well as other therapuetic interventions for Mental Health and Substance Use issues.
(513) 817-0350 View (513) 817-0350
Photo of Dianne S Carroll, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in College Hill, Cincinnati, OH
Dianne S Carroll
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
College Hill, Cincinnati, OH 45224
Help starts here! I provide therapy services to individuals, groups and couples with problems related to health, mental health and career. Life crises, depression, grief and substance abuse can all get better faster with professional help. I provide coaching and consulting to executives, managers and professionals in acheiving career goals and work/life balance. I provide clinical supervision to social work and counseling professionals. As an educator, I teach classes and facilitate workshops for all levels of employees, as well as university students.
Help starts here! I provide therapy services to individuals, groups and couples with problems related to health, mental health and career. Life crises, depression, grief and substance abuse can all get better faster with professional help. I provide coaching and consulting to executives, managers and professionals in acheiving career goals and work/life balance. I provide clinical supervision to social work and counseling professionals. As an educator, I teach classes and facilitate workshops for all levels of employees, as well as university students.
(513) 327-2183 View (513) 327-2183
Photo of Elizabeth L Greene, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in College Hill, Cincinnati, OH
Elizabeth L Greene
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
College Hill, Cincinnati, OH 45224
Not accepting new clients
Life can be joyous and happy but it can also be unpredictable. In a matter seconds, minutes, hours and days our lives can be turned upside down or shaken by a multitude of events that can create unsurmountable feelings of stress, feelings of sadness, anxiety, anger , etc. Is that you? You are not alone and with time and mental health treatment things can get better.
Life can be joyous and happy but it can also be unpredictable. In a matter seconds, minutes, hours and days our lives can be turned upside down or shaken by a multitude of events that can create unsurmountable feelings of stress, feelings of sadness, anxiety, anger , etc. Is that you? You are not alone and with time and mental health treatment things can get better.
(513) 952-8331 View (513) 952-8331
Photo of Megan J. Shepherd, Counselor in College Hill, Cincinnati, OH
Megan J. Shepherd
Counselor, MSEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
College Hill, Cincinnati, OH 45224  (Online Only)
If you want to get to the root of what you struggle with and understand who you are, I can offer you a nonjudgemental space to explore your past, enrich your present, and build a future you want to live in. People come to therapy for all kinds of reasons that basically boil down to something is wrong and I can't figure it out. I can help you figure it out. I am a huge proponent of wellness and firmly believe that our mental and emotional states are impacted by our physical wellbeing, social wellbeing, relationships and visa versa. I am here to listen and provide you with an outside perspective to help you gain insight and clarity.
If you want to get to the root of what you struggle with and understand who you are, I can offer you a nonjudgemental space to explore your past, enrich your present, and build a future you want to live in. People come to therapy for all kinds of reasons that basically boil down to something is wrong and I can't figure it out. I can help you figure it out. I am a huge proponent of wellness and firmly believe that our mental and emotional states are impacted by our physical wellbeing, social wellbeing, relationships and visa versa. I am here to listen and provide you with an outside perspective to help you gain insight and clarity.
(937) 714-7621 View (937) 714-7621
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Ed Gutfreund
Counselor, PCC, LMT, MEd, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
College Hill, Cincinnati, OH 45224
Not accepting new clients
Does anxiety vibrate in your heart and limbs? Do critical thoughts chatter inside you? Is it hard to sense safety inside your skin? Are you frustrated about your efforts? I can help you experience calm that begins to relieve the impact of trauma or self-defeating beliefs. Your nervous system will ease, your mind can slow down, your body feel safer. I'll help you make effective boundaries, express feelings authentically, and to expand your tolerance for difficult situations by staying present to yourself. My clients feel deeply understood in complicated situations and complex trauma. They increasingly accept their humanity.
Does anxiety vibrate in your heart and limbs? Do critical thoughts chatter inside you? Is it hard to sense safety inside your skin? Are you frustrated about your efforts? I can help you experience calm that begins to relieve the impact of trauma or self-defeating beliefs. Your nervous system will ease, your mind can slow down, your body feel safer. I'll help you make effective boundaries, express feelings authentically, and to expand your tolerance for difficult situations by staying present to yourself. My clients feel deeply understood in complicated situations and complex trauma. They increasingly accept their humanity.
(513) 828-0175 View (513) 828-0175
Photo of Tiara Smith, Marriage & Family Therapist in College Hill, Cincinnati, OH
Tiara Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
College Hill, Cincinnati, OH 45224  (Online Only)
“Vulnerability is not winning or losing. It’s having the courage to show up when you can’t control the outcome.” - Brene Brown. Making the choice to attend therapy takes courage and that courage will drive you to create change within your life. Attending therapy can be a vulnerable setting, but I strive to make warm and genuine connections with my clients. I will do this by highlighting your strengths and creating awareness with tools that will help foster change within your journey
“Vulnerability is not winning or losing. It’s having the courage to show up when you can’t control the outcome.” - Brene Brown. Making the choice to attend therapy takes courage and that courage will drive you to create change within your life. Attending therapy can be a vulnerable setting, but I strive to make warm and genuine connections with my clients. I will do this by highlighting your strengths and creating awareness with tools that will help foster change within your journey
(702) 766-6318 View (702) 766-6318
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Nadine Browning
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, IMFT
Verified Verified
College Hill, Cincinnati, OH 45224  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck, lost, overwhelmed, scared, in pain, in conflict? Perhaps you're a couple who've lost your connection, you're arguing all the time, or feeling betrayed or let down. I have helped many couples find the love, trust, respect and affection they used to share, and build a stronger, healthier foundation on which to continue growing. Perhaps you're an individual in crisis, or in a life transition, or lonely, depressed, anxious, or desperate for change. Together we will uncover your inner strength, recalibrate your direction, and open doors to a rewarding future. Perhaps you have a child or teen in need of support.
Are you feeling stuck, lost, overwhelmed, scared, in pain, in conflict? Perhaps you're a couple who've lost your connection, you're arguing all the time, or feeling betrayed or let down. I have helped many couples find the love, trust, respect and affection they used to share, and build a stronger, healthier foundation on which to continue growing. Perhaps you're an individual in crisis, or in a life transition, or lonely, depressed, anxious, or desperate for change. Together we will uncover your inner strength, recalibrate your direction, and open doors to a rewarding future. Perhaps you have a child or teen in need of support.
(415) 985-0383 View (415) 985-0383
Photo of Lynn R Crider, Counselor in College Hill, Cincinnati, OH
Lynn R Crider
Counselor, MBA, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
College Hill, Cincinnati, OH 45224
Some seasons of life are joyful such as the anticipation of a graduation, getting married or welcoming a new baby. Other times we find ourselves in a season of adversity and become overwhelmed by our circumstances. Profound disappointment sets in and we grieve our lost dreams and unmet expectations. During these more difficult seasons, we may develop negative beliefs about ourselves or the world around us that cause further suffering. It is my desire as a counselor to provide a compassionate space where one can wrestle with these negative beliefs and begin to see life through a more hopeful lens.
Some seasons of life are joyful such as the anticipation of a graduation, getting married or welcoming a new baby. Other times we find ourselves in a season of adversity and become overwhelmed by our circumstances. Profound disappointment sets in and we grieve our lost dreams and unmet expectations. During these more difficult seasons, we may develop negative beliefs about ourselves or the world around us that cause further suffering. It is my desire as a counselor to provide a compassionate space where one can wrestle with these negative beliefs and begin to see life through a more hopeful lens.
(513) 440-5288 View (513) 440-5288
Photo of Francine Elaine Weil, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in College Hill, Cincinnati, OH
Francine Elaine Weil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
College Hill, Cincinnati, OH 45224
Are you struggling in your relationships with others, not getting what you want from them, feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, and powerless to feeling better? I have the tools you need to resolve your problems. Though the thought of therapy can feel scary, I will work with you in a non-judgmental, all accepting, and non-assuming approach. We will work together in a collaborative partnership that clearly identifies what you need and how to get those needs met.
Are you struggling in your relationships with others, not getting what you want from them, feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, and powerless to feeling better? I have the tools you need to resolve your problems. Though the thought of therapy can feel scary, I will work with you in a non-judgmental, all accepting, and non-assuming approach. We will work together in a collaborative partnership that clearly identifies what you need and how to get those needs met.
(513) 902-3451 View (513) 902-3451
A Better You Counseling
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPC, LPCC-S, LSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
College Hill, Cincinnati, OH 45224
Do you suffer from over-thinking , depressed mood, lack of appetite or overeating? Do you find it difficult to find the motivation to do the things that you once loved? Do you struggle with managing your emotions? Do you struggle with communicating how you feel and maintaining healthy relationships? Have you suffered from childhood struggles that seem to be difficult to overcome ?
Do you suffer from over-thinking , depressed mood, lack of appetite or overeating? Do you find it difficult to find the motivation to do the things that you once loved? Do you struggle with managing your emotions? Do you struggle with communicating how you feel and maintaining healthy relationships? Have you suffered from childhood struggles that seem to be difficult to overcome ?
(513) 643-9578 View (513) 643-9578
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: Susan-Joy: Barger. Blue Ray Therapy
Licensed Social Worker, MA, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
College Hill, Cincinnati, OH 45224
Serving Central Ohioans for thirty years, I AM an EMDR trained, heart-centered Therapist/Social Worker/Teacher/Artist/Reiki Master. My work focuses on enhancing the holistic well-being of adolescents and adults suffering from aversive childhood experiences, traumatic events, Near Death Experiences, and every day stress that provokes anxiety and/or depression. My efforts focus on building confidence and strong identity with people experiencing chronic conditions/disabilities, internationals, (Je parle le français) and spiritual seekers through a growing array of approaches like DBT, Feminist Therapy and Integral Psychotherapy.
Serving Central Ohioans for thirty years, I AM an EMDR trained, heart-centered Therapist/Social Worker/Teacher/Artist/Reiki Master. My work focuses on enhancing the holistic well-being of adolescents and adults suffering from aversive childhood experiences, traumatic events, Near Death Experiences, and every day stress that provokes anxiety and/or depression. My efforts focus on building confidence and strong identity with people experiencing chronic conditions/disabilities, internationals, (Je parle le français) and spiritual seekers through a growing array of approaches like DBT, Feminist Therapy and Integral Psychotherapy.
(614) 662-4615 View (614) 662-4615
Photo of Candace S Johnson, Psychologist in College Hill, Cincinnati, OH
Candace S Johnson
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
College Hill, Cincinnati, OH 45224
Are you facing a significant life transition and in need of support? Are you feeling overwhelmed as a caregiver for a loved one? Have you noticed that spending time with others has become less enjoyable? Are you dealing with low self-esteem and harsh self-judgments? Have you experienced an unexpected loss and finding it hard to adjust. Do you need help with identifying coping skills to improve your daily functioning? If so, these are common reasons to seek psychotherapy. You are deserving of being the best version of yourself. I am here to create a safe space that will support personal growth and self-expression without judgment.
Are you facing a significant life transition and in need of support? Are you feeling overwhelmed as a caregiver for a loved one? Have you noticed that spending time with others has become less enjoyable? Are you dealing with low self-esteem and harsh self-judgments? Have you experienced an unexpected loss and finding it hard to adjust. Do you need help with identifying coping skills to improve your daily functioning? If so, these are common reasons to seek psychotherapy. You are deserving of being the best version of yourself. I am here to create a safe space that will support personal growth and self-expression without judgment.
(513) 334-1021 View (513) 334-1021
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PsychWorks Clinic LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
College Hill, Cincinnati, OH 45224
Waitlist for new clients
We all have a story. It is a story we have been telling our whole lives. We add to this story with each new encounter and context. Sometimes our stories get warped by any number of life factors, and we can lose our sense of self. I see therapy as an opportunity to unravel and examine the story of you, to get to the “why” of you.
We all have a story. It is a story we have been telling our whole lives. We add to this story with each new encounter and context. Sometimes our stories get warped by any number of life factors, and we can lose our sense of self. I see therapy as an opportunity to unravel and examine the story of you, to get to the “why” of you.
(513) 440-3701 View (513) 440-3701
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Stay Free Ministries, LLC
Pastoral Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
College Hill, Cincinnati, OH 45224
Are you suffering in silence with sexual trauma, martial issues, depression, or substance abuse? Let Stay Free Ministries, LLC help you! We're a faith-based agency where you can learn how to maintain a life of freedom. I am pleased that you have selected me as your Pastoral Counselor. I'll use my skills to mobilize you in the right direction to succeed as we walk through your journey together. Stay Free Ministries, LLC is confidential multi-discipline program, designed to help bring inner healing and peace to the hurting. The program offers Christian counseling, life coaching, support groups, seminars, prayer and inner healing.
Are you suffering in silence with sexual trauma, martial issues, depression, or substance abuse? Let Stay Free Ministries, LLC help you! We're a faith-based agency where you can learn how to maintain a life of freedom. I am pleased that you have selected me as your Pastoral Counselor. I'll use my skills to mobilize you in the right direction to succeed as we walk through your journey together. Stay Free Ministries, LLC is confidential multi-discipline program, designed to help bring inner healing and peace to the hurting. The program offers Christian counseling, life coaching, support groups, seminars, prayer and inner healing.
(513) 796-3539 View (513) 796-3539
Photo of Sheehan Byrne, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in College Hill, Cincinnati, OH
Sheehan Byrne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
College Hill, Cincinnati, OH 45224
My goal is to help you find joy and contentment despite the daily struggles and lifelong challenges you may be facing. I am here to help you manage anxiety and depression more effectively and grow from the recovery process. I will help you cultivate healthy coping skills, and enhance your focus, awareness, mindfulness, and self-compassion.
My goal is to help you find joy and contentment despite the daily struggles and lifelong challenges you may be facing. I am here to help you manage anxiety and depression more effectively and grow from the recovery process. I will help you cultivate healthy coping skills, and enhance your focus, awareness, mindfulness, and self-compassion.
(513) 296-2362 View (513) 296-2362
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Dr. Umona L. Sharp
Pastoral Counselor, PhD, TRS, CLC, CCPC, LCDCIII
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
College Hill, Cincinnati, OH 45224
Are you suffering in silence with sexual trauma, marital issues, depression, or substance abuse? Let Stay Free Ministries, LLC help you! We're a faith-based agency where you can learn how to maintain a life of freedom. I am pleased that you have selected me as your Pastoral Counselor. I'll use my skills to mobilize you in the right direction to succeed as we walk through your journey together. Stay Free Ministries is a confidential multi-discipline program, designed to help bring inner healing and peace to the hurting. The program offers Christian counseling, life coaching, support groups, seminars, and prayer.
Are you suffering in silence with sexual trauma, marital issues, depression, or substance abuse? Let Stay Free Ministries, LLC help you! We're a faith-based agency where you can learn how to maintain a life of freedom. I am pleased that you have selected me as your Pastoral Counselor. I'll use my skills to mobilize you in the right direction to succeed as we walk through your journey together. Stay Free Ministries is a confidential multi-discipline program, designed to help bring inner healing and peace to the hurting. The program offers Christian counseling, life coaching, support groups, seminars, and prayer.
(513) 434-6866 View (513) 434-6866

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in College Hill, Cincinnati, OH

20+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in College Hill, Cincinnati, OH who prioritize treating:

80% Relationship Issues
80% Depression
80% Anxiety
70% Coping Skills
70% Self Esteem
65% Life Transitions
60% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
77% BlueCross and BlueShield
77% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in College Hill, Cincinnati, OH see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in College Hill, Cincinnati?

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.