Therapists in Columbus, OH

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Elizabeth Gunther
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43215
I am a Spanish-speaking, geek, LGBTQ+ and Pagan-friendly therapist with experience in community and hospital settings. I enjoy working with clients to help them re-establish balance in their lives and return to their best selves while working through depression, anxiety, anger, grief, and many other challenges.
I am a Spanish-speaking, geek, LGBTQ+ and Pagan-friendly therapist with experience in community and hospital settings. I enjoy working with clients to help them re-establish balance in their lives and return to their best selves while working through depression, anxiety, anger, grief, and many other challenges.
(614) 953-2759 View (614) 953-2759
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Home Remedy
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43235
Home Remedy works well for families that: Are considering out-of-home treatment options, but aren’t sure if their child truly needs that level of care. Are transitioning bringing their child home from out-of-home treatment (wilderness therapy, residential treatment center, therapeutic boarding school, or the hospital) and would like support in that transition. Feel like like they are being held hostage or walking on eggshells in their own home. Feel like they've lost authority and the ability to parent within the family. Are worried about their child's safety at home and at school. Are struggling to parent a child with mood or anxiety symptoms that cannot be managed with traditional outpatient care. Are dealing with school avoidance or having difficulty getting out of the house. Have a treatment team that has recommended a high level of care or doesn’t know what to do next. Want more caregiver/family involvement in the treatment process. Need support managing their child’s behaviors at school and advocacy to help their school understand their child’s symptoms.
Home Remedy works well for families that: Are considering out-of-home treatment options, but aren’t sure if their child truly needs that level of care. Are transitioning bringing their child home from out-of-home treatment (wilderness therapy, residential treatment center, therapeutic boarding school, or the hospital) and would like support in that transition. Feel like like they are being held hostage or walking on eggshells in their own home. Feel like they've lost authority and the ability to parent within the family. Are worried about their child's safety at home and at school. Are struggling to parent a child with mood or anxiety symptoms that cannot be managed with traditional outpatient care. Are dealing with school avoidance or having difficulty getting out of the house. Have a treatment team that has recommended a high level of care or doesn’t know what to do next. Want more caregiver/family involvement in the treatment process. Need support managing their child’s behaviors at school and advocacy to help their school understand their child’s symptoms.
(740) 908-8062 View (740) 908-8062
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Liz Mannon
Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43215
Hello! I am a licensed professional clinical counselor who has worked in the mental health field for 10 years. I began my journey working in group homes and doing case management for adults with severe mental illnesses. I have worked in larger community agencies and private practices and have focused my skills on serving those who have experienced trauma, deal with anxiety, depression, and lack of direction in life.
Hello! I am a licensed professional clinical counselor who has worked in the mental health field for 10 years. I began my journey working in group homes and doing case management for adults with severe mental illnesses. I have worked in larger community agencies and private practices and have focused my skills on serving those who have experienced trauma, deal with anxiety, depression, and lack of direction in life.
(614) 908-4651 View (614) 908-4651
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Dr. Mark G Sampson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43214
Waitlist for new clients
You possess a unique and personal journey that influences how you navigate the world. By exploring your journey together, we can access your resilience and develop tools to overcome life's challenges. We will work to identify the strengths and coping skills that life has taught you along the way and identify new skills to improve your ability to thrive. The ultimate goal is to help you heal, grow, and re-engage in a productive and fulfilling life. We will work to understand how your experiences, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and other factors have influenced your journey.
You possess a unique and personal journey that influences how you navigate the world. By exploring your journey together, we can access your resilience and develop tools to overcome life's challenges. We will work to identify the strengths and coping skills that life has taught you along the way and identify new skills to improve your ability to thrive. The ultimate goal is to help you heal, grow, and re-engage in a productive and fulfilling life. We will work to understand how your experiences, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and other factors have influenced your journey.
(614) 918-4637 View (614) 918-4637
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Matthew S Harmon
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43212
Matthew Harmon is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with 5 years of experience in the mental health field. He is passionate about helping adolescents and adults find healing, improve their mental well-being, and navigate challenges in life. Matt specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, life transitions, self-exploration, ADHD, and self-injury. He is also trained to use EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) for treating trauma, anxiety, panic disorder, depression, and self-injury. Matt completed his Master of Arts in Counseling at Huntington University.
Matthew Harmon is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with 5 years of experience in the mental health field. He is passionate about helping adolescents and adults find healing, improve their mental well-being, and navigate challenges in life. Matt specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, life transitions, self-exploration, ADHD, and self-injury. He is also trained to use EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) for treating trauma, anxiety, panic disorder, depression, and self-injury. Matt completed his Master of Arts in Counseling at Huntington University.
(614) 665-8310 View (614) 665-8310
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Lauren Borrell
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43212
Are you feeling overwhelmed with anxiety, life changes, or transitions? Having the self-awareness and courage to take the first step of reaching out for help is challenging. I am here to offer a collaborative and non-judgmental space for you to start your journey of wellness and self-discovery. My approach to therapy is differentiated based on individual needs and personal goals; I often find that it evolves as the therapy process unfolds. My perspective is both person-centered and solution-focused. We will together examine your patterns to gain insight and inform your active role in the changes you would like to see in your life.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with anxiety, life changes, or transitions? Having the self-awareness and courage to take the first step of reaching out for help is challenging. I am here to offer a collaborative and non-judgmental space for you to start your journey of wellness and self-discovery. My approach to therapy is differentiated based on individual needs and personal goals; I often find that it evolves as the therapy process unfolds. My perspective is both person-centered and solution-focused. We will together examine your patterns to gain insight and inform your active role in the changes you would like to see in your life.
(614) 310-4989 View (614) 310-4989
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Susan I Musto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43212
Waitlist for new clients
Bearing your soul to a complete stranger can be a very stress provoking experience. Trauma, anxiety and depression are difficult journeys to take alone. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2007, and have worked in a variety of settings to gain the experience I have to help the many difficult challenges we face in our lives. If you have childhood trauma, or adult trauma, or depression, anxiety, or even just trying to adjust to a new stage of life. I would be honored to help you manage and conquer what challenges you're facing.
Bearing your soul to a complete stranger can be a very stress provoking experience. Trauma, anxiety and depression are difficult journeys to take alone. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2007, and have worked in a variety of settings to gain the experience I have to help the many difficult challenges we face in our lives. If you have childhood trauma, or adult trauma, or depression, anxiety, or even just trying to adjust to a new stage of life. I would be honored to help you manage and conquer what challenges you're facing.
(614) 683-3093 View (614) 683-3093
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Columbus Women's Wellness - Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD, PhD, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43221
Accepting new clients: In-office and/or telehealth - Columbus Women's Wellness (CWW) is Ohio’s premier women's behavioral health services provider with expert care for women and teen girls. With over 30 providers, CWW is a group practice of specialists who provide individual, couples, and group psychotherapy. We offer an unwavering commitment to women and girls who contact us to address anxiety, depression, trauma, perinatal issues, relationships, and more. CWW has served thousands of women who, from beginning to end, have had an understandable and empowering therapeutic experience toward reaching their goals.
Accepting new clients: In-office and/or telehealth - Columbus Women's Wellness (CWW) is Ohio’s premier women's behavioral health services provider with expert care for women and teen girls. With over 30 providers, CWW is a group practice of specialists who provide individual, couples, and group psychotherapy. We offer an unwavering commitment to women and girls who contact us to address anxiety, depression, trauma, perinatal issues, relationships, and more. CWW has served thousands of women who, from beginning to end, have had an understandable and empowering therapeutic experience toward reaching their goals.
(614) 418-6930 View (614) 418-6930
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: Susan-Joy: Barger. : Blue-Ray-Therapy.
Licensed Social Worker, MA, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43209
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 spiritual seekers, victims of abuse, and internationals through an 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 spiritual seekers, victims of abuse, and internationals through an array of approaches like DBT, Feminist Therapy, and Integral Psychotherapy.
(614) 662-4615 View (614) 662-4615
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Ryan Michael Ziegler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43214
Waitlist for new clients
I practice counseling from a humanistic perspective, valuing people's intrinsic potential to move toward growth and healing. I collaborate with clients, providing the space and opportunity to explore the nature of their relationship with self and their relationship with others. I seek balance in my work. I respect that my work with clients often needs to shift fluidly between different approaches: practical concerns such as skills-building and decision-making, internal explorations of experience, and existential concerns regarding discovering or creating meaning and purpose.
I practice counseling from a humanistic perspective, valuing people's intrinsic potential to move toward growth and healing. I collaborate with clients, providing the space and opportunity to explore the nature of their relationship with self and their relationship with others. I seek balance in my work. I respect that my work with clients often needs to shift fluidly between different approaches: practical concerns such as skills-building and decision-making, internal explorations of experience, and existential concerns regarding discovering or creating meaning and purpose.
(614) 421-7680 View (614) 421-7680
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Steffi Homan
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43214  (Online Only)
Do you need help navigating a career pivot? I’m Steffi Homan, a licensed professional clinical counselor in Ohio, specializing in providing a blend of career counseling and mental health therapy. Together, we will work to uncover your strengths, identify areas for growth, and navigate the challenges that might be holding you back, with the ultimate goal of helping you build a fulfilling and sustainable career.
Do you need help navigating a career pivot? I’m Steffi Homan, a licensed professional clinical counselor in Ohio, specializing in providing a blend of career counseling and mental health therapy. Together, we will work to uncover your strengths, identify areas for growth, and navigate the challenges that might be holding you back, with the ultimate goal of helping you build a fulfilling and sustainable career.
(614) 482-1654 View (614) 482-1654
Dr. Diana Morgan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43214
Not accepting new clients
You will not find a counselor/therapist more committed to assisting you than I. No one has to walk through the challenges of this life alone. If you are dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, anger, infidelity, marriage or relationship conflicts, I can help you on your healing journey. If you are a couple who is contemplating marriage, get off to the right start. Spend more time planning for your life together than you do for your wedding. Call today to schedule your appointment for an assessment.
You will not find a counselor/therapist more committed to assisting you than I. No one has to walk through the challenges of this life alone. If you are dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, anger, infidelity, marriage or relationship conflicts, I can help you on your healing journey. If you are a couple who is contemplating marriage, get off to the right start. Spend more time planning for your life together than you do for your wedding. Call today to schedule your appointment for an assessment.
(614) 887-7973 View (614) 887-7973
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Resilient Children and Families
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43232
Hello and good day. My name is Dr. Mason and I am a child clinical psychologist. Parents and caregivers, if you have concerns related to your child's development in areas of cognition, language, learning, behavior, social, or emotional functioning, I am here to help. Examples may include problems with achieving early developmental milestones such as a child verbalizing his or her first words, difficulties with understanding and processing abstract information, or challenges with behavior and/or learning at school. I am here to assist you by offering assessment, testing, and treatment recommendations for your child and family.
Hello and good day. My name is Dr. Mason and I am a child clinical psychologist. Parents and caregivers, if you have concerns related to your child's development in areas of cognition, language, learning, behavior, social, or emotional functioning, I am here to help. Examples may include problems with achieving early developmental milestones such as a child verbalizing his or her first words, difficulties with understanding and processing abstract information, or challenges with behavior and/or learning at school. I am here to assist you by offering assessment, testing, and treatment recommendations for your child and family.
(614) 810-4019 View (614) 810-4019
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Kevin Kulwik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, CDCA
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43235
I am now offering in person sessions with evening appointment opportunities and same week availability. Spaces will fill quickly! I specialize in adolescent and young adult mental health, adolescent and young adult LGBTQIA concerns, adolescent and young adult addiction, as well as life transitions, peer relationships, stress, grief, family conflict, relationship issues, school issues, boundary setting, and self-care implementation.
I am now offering in person sessions with evening appointment opportunities and same week availability. Spaces will fill quickly! I specialize in adolescent and young adult mental health, adolescent and young adult LGBTQIA concerns, adolescent and young adult addiction, as well as life transitions, peer relationships, stress, grief, family conflict, relationship issues, school issues, boundary setting, and self-care implementation.
(614) 389-9163 View (614) 389-9163
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Mi' Kael L White-Davis
Counselor, MS Ed, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43204  (Online Only)
Grand Being! It is my hope to help you discover your pathway to success...however, you choose to define success. I am a staunch believer that, with the proper assistance, there is nothing that can not be overcome and conquered. I have proven this to myself and my clients time and time again through my work with incarcerates, SPMI, and children/adolescents. If you are seeking to become the best version of yourself and need someone who will help you to discover those elements, please contact me.
Grand Being! It is my hope to help you discover your pathway to success...however, you choose to define success. I am a staunch believer that, with the proper assistance, there is nothing that can not be overcome and conquered. I have proven this to myself and my clients time and time again through my work with incarcerates, SPMI, and children/adolescents. If you are seeking to become the best version of yourself and need someone who will help you to discover those elements, please contact me.
(614) 618-3623 View (614) 618-3623
Caroline Berlin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43230  (Online Only)
I utilize a trauma- informed approach in working with clients ages 15 and up who are experiencing concerns related to depression, anxiety, substance use, grief, anger management, thought rumination, relationships, life transitions, career guidance, mood disorders, personality disorders, past trauma, and PTSD. I enjoy utilizing techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and narrative therapy to help my clients reflect on their personal life experiences.
I utilize a trauma- informed approach in working with clients ages 15 and up who are experiencing concerns related to depression, anxiety, substance use, grief, anger management, thought rumination, relationships, life transitions, career guidance, mood disorders, personality disorders, past trauma, and PTSD. I enjoy utilizing techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and narrative therapy to help my clients reflect on their personal life experiences.
(614) 656-7025 View (614) 656-7025
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Caterina Michele Hutchison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43235  (Online Only)
I am a licensed independent social worker, LISW. I have been practicing in the social work field for over 20 years. I have worked with many populations including, children, adults and older adults. I utilize several counseling techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy and motivational interviewing. The modality choice will depend upon your needs and your comfort level. I would love to hear from you and help you to attain your treatment goals.
I am a licensed independent social worker, LISW. I have been practicing in the social work field for over 20 years. I have worked with many populations including, children, adults and older adults. I utilize several counseling techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy and motivational interviewing. The modality choice will depend upon your needs and your comfort level. I would love to hear from you and help you to attain your treatment goals.
(614) 953-9830 View (614) 953-9830
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Raquel Garrett
Licensed Professional Counselor, ME, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43220
Are you struggling with anxious or ruminating thoughts, restlessness, difficulty concentrating, lethargy, lack of motivation, or isolation, which may have been manageable previously but now is an issue? You may struggle with creating a support network or having boundaries with others. Are there unresolved trauma issues that you may not be acknowledging? You are looking for insight & help with your active symptoms, like managing your anxiety, ruminating thoughts, or negative self-talk. You would like to develop coping skills that are easily applicable to your daily routine while increasing the quality of your supports.
Are you struggling with anxious or ruminating thoughts, restlessness, difficulty concentrating, lethargy, lack of motivation, or isolation, which may have been manageable previously but now is an issue? You may struggle with creating a support network or having boundaries with others. Are there unresolved trauma issues that you may not be acknowledging? You are looking for insight & help with your active symptoms, like managing your anxiety, ruminating thoughts, or negative self-talk. You would like to develop coping skills that are easily applicable to your daily routine while increasing the quality of your supports.
(380) 220-8612 View (380) 220-8612
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Sara Parko
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43221  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with women throughout transitions in life - namely the transition into motherhood. As a Perinatal Mental Health (also known as Maternal Mental Health) Specialist, I’ve received additional training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders through Postpartum Support International and appropriate interventions to support growing families. As a mother myself, I also know the challenges and joys of this phase of life and believe that we can all use a little more support.
I specialize in working with women throughout transitions in life - namely the transition into motherhood. As a Perinatal Mental Health (also known as Maternal Mental Health) Specialist, I’ve received additional training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders through Postpartum Support International and appropriate interventions to support growing families. As a mother myself, I also know the challenges and joys of this phase of life and believe that we can all use a little more support.
(614) 660-5529 View (614) 660-5529
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James E Phelan
LCSW, PsyD
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43219
James E. Phelan received his Doctorate degree in Psychology (Psy.D) from California Southern University and his Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) from Marywood University. He is a program coordinator at Veterans Health Administration. He a nationally Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (BCD) and an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (ICADC). He is a Research Associate to the American Psychoanalytic Association and also a military Veteran having served in both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force.
James E. Phelan received his Doctorate degree in Psychology (Psy.D) from California Southern University and his Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) from Marywood University. He is a program coordinator at Veterans Health Administration. He a nationally Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (BCD) and an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (ICADC). He is a Research Associate to the American Psychoanalytic Association and also a military Veteran having served in both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force.
(614) 907-4756 View (614) 907-4756
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Number of Therapists in Columbus, OH

1,000+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Columbus, OH who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
72% Trauma and PTSD
70% Self Esteem
66% Relationship Issues
65% Coping Skills
62% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
70% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Columbus, OH see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Columbus?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.