Therapists in Greater Hilltop, Columbus, OH

Photo of Monica Gonzalez, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Greater Hilltop, Columbus, OH
Monica Gonzalez
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Greater Hilltop, Columbus, OH 43228  (Online Only)
You are NOT broken! Just because life gets challenging sometimes and you’re not always sure how to navigate it, doesn’t mean that you’re not good enough. We all get lost sometimes and lose perspective. We all need some guidance and support at some point throughout our lives. This is where counseling comes in!
You are NOT broken! Just because life gets challenging sometimes and you’re not always sure how to navigate it, doesn’t mean that you’re not good enough. We all get lost sometimes and lose perspective. We all need some guidance and support at some point throughout our lives. This is where counseling comes in!
(614) 662-4716 View (614) 662-4716
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GuideWell Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greater Hilltop, Columbus, OH 43204
At Guidewell, we specialize in the following areas: abuse, alcohol and drug use, anger management, Christian counseling, coaching, codependency, conflict resolution, family conflict, grief counseling, life transitions, school behavior problems, educational stress management, self-esteem, spiritual direction and trauma. Our team of holistic counselors specialize in a variety of evidence-based treatments.
At Guidewell, we specialize in the following areas: abuse, alcohol and drug use, anger management, Christian counseling, coaching, codependency, conflict resolution, family conflict, grief counseling, life transitions, school behavior problems, educational stress management, self-esteem, spiritual direction and trauma. Our team of holistic counselors specialize in a variety of evidence-based treatments.
(614) 820-5513 View (614) 820-5513
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Megan Obermeyer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Greater Hilltop, Columbus, OH 43204  (Online Only)
If you need a safe space to talk through your daily stressors, or your looking for someone to partner with you as you dig deeper into that past trauma, I am here for you. I believe that therapy is a place of building connection, and that our connections and relationships, with ourselves and others are our biggest assets. While there is no magic trick or secret solution to solve all of our challenges, there is value in building a trusting relationship and having a space to share your thoughts, feelings, and fears where you can be met with compassion, empathy, and patience. I am honored to create that space for you to tell your story.
If you need a safe space to talk through your daily stressors, or your looking for someone to partner with you as you dig deeper into that past trauma, I am here for you. I believe that therapy is a place of building connection, and that our connections and relationships, with ourselves and others are our biggest assets. While there is no magic trick or secret solution to solve all of our challenges, there is value in building a trusting relationship and having a space to share your thoughts, feelings, and fears where you can be met with compassion, empathy, and patience. I am honored to create that space for you to tell your story.
(614) 820-1672 View (614) 820-1672
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Pretty Amagbakhen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ADHD-PT, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greater Hilltop, Columbus, OH 43204  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm Pretty, a licensed therapist dedicated to empowering individuals facing emotional hardships. I understand firsthand the challenges of life's ups and downs, which is why I specialize in depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, ADHD, and relationship issues. My approach is rooted in empathy and evidence-based techniques tailored to your unique needs. Together, we'll navigate your journey to healing, growth, and fulfillment. Let's turn your struggles into strength and unlock your limitless potential. Don't wait any longer - take the first step towards a happier, healthier you today."
Welcome! I'm Pretty, a licensed therapist dedicated to empowering individuals facing emotional hardships. I understand firsthand the challenges of life's ups and downs, which is why I specialize in depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, ADHD, and relationship issues. My approach is rooted in empathy and evidence-based techniques tailored to your unique needs. Together, we'll navigate your journey to healing, growth, and fulfillment. Let's turn your struggles into strength and unlock your limitless potential. Don't wait any longer - take the first step towards a happier, healthier you today."
(614) 490-0532 View (614) 490-0532
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Jarrod Beyler
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greater Hilltop, Columbus, OH 43204
I am a social worker and can help you with beating depression and anxiety. I see patients remotely via telemedicine services. In addition to my degree in social work, I have served in the US Army. I have experience working with clients who experience PTSD, depression, bipolar, grief, ADHD, and other mental health conditions. I would like to help my clients reach their goals and help them in finding the right tools to beat their conditions.
I am a social worker and can help you with beating depression and anxiety. I see patients remotely via telemedicine services. In addition to my degree in social work, I have served in the US Army. I have experience working with clients who experience PTSD, depression, bipolar, grief, ADHD, and other mental health conditions. I would like to help my clients reach their goals and help them in finding the right tools to beat their conditions.
(614) 635-7076 View (614) 635-7076
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Encomopass Adoptees
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Greater Hilltop, Columbus, OH 43204
Waitlist for new clients
At Encompass Adoptees we have a passion for serving families with unique needs and specialize in working with those navigating trauma, grief, adverse childhood experiences, attachment injury, adoption/foster/kinship/donor conceived related hardships, and loss/separation from a parent due to death, divorce, or deportation. We take a person-centered approach with a focus on trauma and attachment. We work along side the client/family to start where you are, and create a plan unique to your specific needs. Regardless of where you find yourself today, we are ready to partner with anyone ready to grow and work toward change.
At Encompass Adoptees we have a passion for serving families with unique needs and specialize in working with those navigating trauma, grief, adverse childhood experiences, attachment injury, adoption/foster/kinship/donor conceived related hardships, and loss/separation from a parent due to death, divorce, or deportation. We take a person-centered approach with a focus on trauma and attachment. We work along side the client/family to start where you are, and create a plan unique to your specific needs. Regardless of where you find yourself today, we are ready to partner with anyone ready to grow and work toward change.
(614) 820-5384 View (614) 820-5384
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Mi' Kael L White-Davis
Counselor, MS Ed, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greater Hilltop, 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
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Nancy Schleich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Greater Hilltop, Columbus, OH 43223
No, this suffering you live with is not all there is for you. You are suffering for reasons that can be identified and resolved in psychotherapy. If you could have figured it out on your own, you would have already, because you have really tried. You do not need "coping strategies" or suggestions or other superficial band aids for your pain, you need to understand what about you is functioning well and what isn't, and to develop the self-awareness, self-knowledge, and emotional competence that will get you out of this pain into the life you want to live.
No, this suffering you live with is not all there is for you. You are suffering for reasons that can be identified and resolved in psychotherapy. If you could have figured it out on your own, you would have already, because you have really tried. You do not need "coping strategies" or suggestions or other superficial band aids for your pain, you need to understand what about you is functioning well and what isn't, and to develop the self-awareness, self-knowledge, and emotional competence that will get you out of this pain into the life you want to live.
(614) 618-4965 View (614) 618-4965
Photo of Steven A Sparks, Psychologist in Greater Hilltop, Columbus, OH
Steven A Sparks
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Greater Hilltop, Columbus, OH 43223
Do you or someone you know need to complete a psychological evaluation? Would you like a clearer picture of you, a client, or a loved one's mental experience? We can help! We provide: · Psychological Evaluations · Forensic Court-related Evaluations · Personality, Diagnostic, and IQ Testing · Pre-employment Evaluations · Neuropsychological Testing · Adolescent & Adult ADHD Testing · Learning Disability Testing · Dementia/Alzheimer's Testing · Guardianship Evaluations · Clergy Evaluations and Treatment · Vocational and Work Capacity Assessments
Do you or someone you know need to complete a psychological evaluation? Would you like a clearer picture of you, a client, or a loved one's mental experience? We can help! We provide: · Psychological Evaluations · Forensic Court-related Evaluations · Personality, Diagnostic, and IQ Testing · Pre-employment Evaluations · Neuropsychological Testing · Adolescent & Adult ADHD Testing · Learning Disability Testing · Dementia/Alzheimer's Testing · Guardianship Evaluations · Clergy Evaluations and Treatment · Vocational and Work Capacity Assessments
(513) 275-4099 View (513) 275-4099
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Kelli L. Riedl
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Greater Hilltop, Columbus, OH 43223
Each day it seems that life presents a new challenge, often causing us to question certain decisions that we have made or to consider new paths that we would like to explore. My goal is to gain a clear picture of each individual's needs, explore new and more effective ways of problem solving, and help each individual develop greater insight and growth. I believe the relational component of therapy is essential and serves at the foundation for establishing trust, compassion, empathy, and respect. I have expertise in working with individuals of all ages: children, adolescents, adults and families.
Each day it seems that life presents a new challenge, often causing us to question certain decisions that we have made or to consider new paths that we would like to explore. My goal is to gain a clear picture of each individual's needs, explore new and more effective ways of problem solving, and help each individual develop greater insight and growth. I believe the relational component of therapy is essential and serves at the foundation for establishing trust, compassion, empathy, and respect. I have expertise in working with individuals of all ages: children, adolescents, adults and families.
(614) 389-9424 View (614) 389-9424
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Sara A Klusas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Greater Hilltop, Columbus, OH 43223
Sara A. Klusas, LISW-S is a licensed social worker who provides services for individuals, couples and families to help enhance positive communication, build or maintain more fulfilling relationships, and aid in the skillful management of life stresses. She has expertise in the areas of self-esteem, substance abuse, career counseling, stress management, anxiety, depression, sports counseling and social difficulties. Mrs. Klusas possesses a strong belief in empowering individuals and families to make positive changes; she ensures each individual and family receives unique assistance according to their specific needs and goals.
Sara A. Klusas, LISW-S is a licensed social worker who provides services for individuals, couples and families to help enhance positive communication, build or maintain more fulfilling relationships, and aid in the skillful management of life stresses. She has expertise in the areas of self-esteem, substance abuse, career counseling, stress management, anxiety, depression, sports counseling and social difficulties. Mrs. Klusas possesses a strong belief in empowering individuals and families to make positive changes; she ensures each individual and family receives unique assistance according to their specific needs and goals.
(614) 796-4178 View (614) 796-4178
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Emily K Kirby
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Greater Hilltop, Columbus, OH 43223
Waitlist for new clients
I have 10+ years experience conducting therapy with children, adolescents, adults, families, with special expertise in depression, anxiety, women's issues, grief/loss, couples and family therapy, parenting concerns, and behavioral challenges in children and adolescents. I utilize an integrative approach to meet each client's unique needs and goals, incorporating cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and mindfulness-based interventions. I am dedicated to building strong therapeutic relationships with my clients by providing empathy, respect, and compassion in a non-judging, safe environment. My collaborative, individualized approach empowers clients to make lasting changes in their lives and increase feelings of self-worth.
I have 10+ years experience conducting therapy with children, adolescents, adults, families, with special expertise in depression, anxiety, women's issues, grief/loss, couples and family therapy, parenting concerns, and behavioral challenges in children and adolescents. I utilize an integrative approach to meet each client's unique needs and goals, incorporating cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and mindfulness-based interventions. I am dedicated to building strong therapeutic relationships with my clients by providing empathy, respect, and compassion in a non-judging, safe environment. My collaborative, individualized approach empowers clients to make lasting changes in their lives and increase feelings of self-worth.
(614) 389-9138 View (614) 389-9138
Photo of Linda S Karlovec, Psychologist in Greater Hilltop, Columbus, OH
Linda S Karlovec
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Greater Hilltop, Columbus, OH 43223
For many clients, achieving their goals means increasing their capacity for acceptance of themselves and others, empathy and understanding of others, and being able to manage and share their emotions. I believe that a positive outcome of a successful counseling relationship is much more than the absence of symptoms or illness. Rather, it's the sustained ability to enthusiastically engage in all aspects of life: relationships, marriage and family, work, friends, and community.
For many clients, achieving their goals means increasing their capacity for acceptance of themselves and others, empathy and understanding of others, and being able to manage and share their emotions. I believe that a positive outcome of a successful counseling relationship is much more than the absence of symptoms or illness. Rather, it's the sustained ability to enthusiastically engage in all aspects of life: relationships, marriage and family, work, friends, and community.
(614) 389-9117 View (614) 389-9117
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Shannon H Johnson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Greater Hilltop, Columbus, OH 43223
I work with children (ages 3-18) who are experiencing anxiety, depression, academic stress/pressure, friendship concerns, low confidence, anger and strong emotional reactions, concerns related to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), grief, loss, divorce, and life adjustments. I am particularly skilled at building and maintaining a trusting relationship with adolescents in order to help them feel understood, heard and valued. In addition, I work with emerging adults as they adjust to college, careers, and living independently. Adults that I may see often struggle with anxiety, overwhelm, depression, work/life balance, relationship difficulties, and parenting concerns.
I work with children (ages 3-18) who are experiencing anxiety, depression, academic stress/pressure, friendship concerns, low confidence, anger and strong emotional reactions, concerns related to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), grief, loss, divorce, and life adjustments. I am particularly skilled at building and maintaining a trusting relationship with adolescents in order to help them feel understood, heard and valued. In addition, I work with emerging adults as they adjust to college, careers, and living independently. Adults that I may see often struggle with anxiety, overwhelm, depression, work/life balance, relationship difficulties, and parenting concerns.
(614) 467-4086 View (614) 467-4086
Photo of Patrick Mettle, Counselor in Greater Hilltop, Columbus, OH
Patrick Mettle
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greater Hilltop, Columbus, OH 43223
Do you feel like you are not being heard? Do you feel overwhelmed or stuck? If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, addiction issues, or find yourself in a season of life that is causing you pain, I can help. Your story is important to me. Our past hurts and struggles can have a tremendous impact on the quality of life we live today. By working together, we can partner on a journey that can help you achieve your therapy goals.
Do you feel like you are not being heard? Do you feel overwhelmed or stuck? If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, addiction issues, or find yourself in a season of life that is causing you pain, I can help. Your story is important to me. Our past hurts and struggles can have a tremendous impact on the quality of life we live today. By working together, we can partner on a journey that can help you achieve your therapy goals.
(614) 454-4116 View (614) 454-4116
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Donisha Austin
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Greater Hilltop, Columbus, OH 43204
Donisha Austin is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has over 3 years of experience working with children, teens, adults, and seniors. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, behavioral issues, family and relationship conflict, and chronic stress. Donisha received her Bachelor's degree from Ohio State University in Human Development and Family Studies. She received her Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Cincinnati.
Donisha Austin is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has over 3 years of experience working with children, teens, adults, and seniors. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, behavioral issues, family and relationship conflict, and chronic stress. Donisha received her Bachelor's degree from Ohio State University in Human Development and Family Studies. She received her Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Cincinnati.
(614) 666-6671 View (614) 666-6671
Photo of Rosalynda Dina, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Greater Hilltop, Columbus, OH
Rosalynda Dina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, CDCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greater Hilltop, Columbus, OH 43223
I enjoy working with all people. If you would like to see a decrease in anxiety or an increase in self esteem or self worth, please call and set up an appointment. My values are honesty, integrity and advocacy.
I enjoy working with all people. If you would like to see a decrease in anxiety or an increase in self esteem or self worth, please call and set up an appointment. My values are honesty, integrity and advocacy.
(330) 621-0137 View (330) 621-0137
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Sierra Mayle
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MC
Verified Verified
Greater Hilltop, Columbus, OH 43223
My clients describe me as empathetic and someone who creates a safe environment where they can express their feelings and feel heard. Many feel they want someone to help them process their issues and receive the tools to succeed. Some have relationship issues, others have family dynamics, and others are dealing with emotional challenges such as depression, anxiety, and grief. I am a therapist who provides a safe space to process issues and empower my clients to succeed.
My clients describe me as empathetic and someone who creates a safe environment where they can express their feelings and feel heard. Many feel they want someone to help them process their issues and receive the tools to succeed. Some have relationship issues, others have family dynamics, and others are dealing with emotional challenges such as depression, anxiety, and grief. I am a therapist who provides a safe space to process issues and empower my clients to succeed.
(330) 862-8624 View (330) 862-8624
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Cecilia Siegel
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Greater Hilltop, Columbus, OH 43204  (Online Only)
Cecilia Siegel is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), who has dedicated her personal and professional commitments towards helping others find a more meaningful and fulfilling life. Cecilia works with individuals to address concerns specific to depression, anxiety, relationships, and work-related stress. Cecilia focuses on utilizing an eclectic approach of various psychological interventions, counseling therapies, and counseling techniques, such as, but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, Adlerian therapy, and mindfulness-based interventions.
Cecilia Siegel is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), who has dedicated her personal and professional commitments towards helping others find a more meaningful and fulfilling life. Cecilia works with individuals to address concerns specific to depression, anxiety, relationships, and work-related stress. Cecilia focuses on utilizing an eclectic approach of various psychological interventions, counseling therapies, and counseling techniques, such as, but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, Adlerian therapy, and mindfulness-based interventions.
(614) 916-8211 View (614) 916-8211
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William C Crowe
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LICDC, AGRMS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greater Hilltop, Columbus, OH 43204
What is the benefit of not engaging in your recovery? What is it costing you not to engage in your recovery? What is the costs or difficulties to not engaging in your recovery? What are the benefits of engaging in your recovery? I believe in teaching you that identifying, avoiding, and managing the triggering places, people, feelings and things associated with the urges of substance use are key to obtaining your personal wellness and recovery.
What is the benefit of not engaging in your recovery? What is it costing you not to engage in your recovery? What is the costs or difficulties to not engaging in your recovery? What are the benefits of engaging in your recovery? I believe in teaching you that identifying, avoiding, and managing the triggering places, people, feelings and things associated with the urges of substance use are key to obtaining your personal wellness and recovery.
(380) 333-6963 View (380) 333-6963

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Greater Hilltop, Columbus, OH

30+

Average cost per session

$137

Therapists in Greater Hilltop, Columbus, OH who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
84% Trauma and PTSD
77% Stress
71% Self Esteem
68% Coping Skills
65% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
68% Aetna
59% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Greater Hilltop, Columbus, OH see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Greater Hilltop, 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.