Therapists in Near Southside, Columbus, OH

Photo of Shadeja A. Nelson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Near Southside, Columbus, OH
Shadeja A. Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S, CTP
Verified Verified
Near Southside, Columbus, OH 43205  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical social worker and a Certified Trauma and Resilience Practitioner. I believe that everyone has strengths within them that can help them bounce back from stress. I work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, anger, stress management, and parenting concerns. My goal is to help my clients experience joy and purpose by exploring and using their strengths to create solutions for the problems they are facing. I help my clients by utilizing several treatment approaches such as CBT, DBT, Mindfulness and Body Awareness, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and EMDR Therapy.
I am a licensed clinical social worker and a Certified Trauma and Resilience Practitioner. I believe that everyone has strengths within them that can help them bounce back from stress. I work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, anger, stress management, and parenting concerns. My goal is to help my clients experience joy and purpose by exploring and using their strengths to create solutions for the problems they are facing. I help my clients by utilizing several treatment approaches such as CBT, DBT, Mindfulness and Body Awareness, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and EMDR Therapy.
(380) 800-5795 View (380) 800-5795
Photo of Lauren Woodbury, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Near Southside, Columbus, OH
Lauren Woodbury
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Near Southside, Columbus, OH 43206
Life is constantly evolving and for adolescents, young adults, and young professionals that can be overwhelming and scary. Whether it is experiencing anxiety, depression or life transitions, my goal is to support you through your individualized journey. I also work with clients who seek support around relationships, self-esteem, grief, anger, stress management, women’s issues and identity exploration.
Life is constantly evolving and for adolescents, young adults, and young professionals that can be overwhelming and scary. Whether it is experiencing anxiety, depression or life transitions, my goal is to support you through your individualized journey. I also work with clients who seek support around relationships, self-esteem, grief, anger, stress management, women’s issues and identity exploration.
(380) 888-2830 View (380) 888-2830
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PriceIsR.Y.T.E Counseling and Consultation, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD, NCC
Verified Verified
Near Southside, Columbus, OH 43206  (Online Only)
PriceIsR.Y.T.E Counseling and Consultation, LLC is a psychological private practice offering therapeutic and consultative services to those in need of “Realizing Your True Essence.” While there is no right way to be or live, there is a best way to live for you. I take a holistic approach to therapy that will meet you at whatever place you are in your journey and aid you in becoming your best self. I support clients across backgrounds and identities in their desire to find meaning, clarity, and hope by means of supportive and reflective therapeutic practice and training.
PriceIsR.Y.T.E Counseling and Consultation, LLC is a psychological private practice offering therapeutic and consultative services to those in need of “Realizing Your True Essence.” While there is no right way to be or live, there is a best way to live for you. I take a holistic approach to therapy that will meet you at whatever place you are in your journey and aid you in becoming your best self. I support clients across backgrounds and identities in their desire to find meaning, clarity, and hope by means of supportive and reflective therapeutic practice and training.
(614) 654-0915 View (614) 654-0915
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Christina Scott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Near Southside, Columbus, OH 43206  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with trauma or PTSD? Do you seek deeper insights into your life’s challenges and want to develop effective coping skills? Whether you’re an adult facing stress, anxiety, or past traumas, you’re looking for a supportive, experienced therapist to guide you towards healing and growth.
Are you struggling with trauma or PTSD? Do you seek deeper insights into your life’s challenges and want to develop effective coping skills? Whether you’re an adult facing stress, anxiety, or past traumas, you’re looking for a supportive, experienced therapist to guide you towards healing and growth.
(380) 205-2756 View (380) 205-2756
Photo of Diane Strausser, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Near Southside, Columbus, OH
Diane Strausser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LISW
Verified Verified
Near Southside, Columbus, OH 43206
Without exception, all people want contentment and happiness, yet often it is elusive. Yet, there really is a roadmap to peace and harmony---and it can be taught! Conflict can be replaced with curiosity. Compassion can replace judgement. Open-heartedness can overcome disappointment. My strength is in being a guide for people who want to grow into the person they were meant to be. By attending to our minds our bodies and our spirits---in addition to having healthy relationships we can create vitality---whethere we're single or married. Teaching all people the exquisite art of connection is my passion.
Without exception, all people want contentment and happiness, yet often it is elusive. Yet, there really is a roadmap to peace and harmony---and it can be taught! Conflict can be replaced with curiosity. Compassion can replace judgement. Open-heartedness can overcome disappointment. My strength is in being a guide for people who want to grow into the person they were meant to be. By attending to our minds our bodies and our spirits---in addition to having healthy relationships we can create vitality---whethere we're single or married. Teaching all people the exquisite art of connection is my passion.
(614) 664-6269 View (614) 664-6269
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Tru-Rob Counseling and Consulting, LLC
Counselor, PhD, LPCC-S, CRC
Verified Verified
Near Southside, Columbus, OH 43206
TRU-ROB Counseling and Consulting, LLC is a professional organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals, families, and the community by providing comprehensive and effective behavioral health services through a caring, responsive partnership. We provide counseling and treatment services for children, adolescents and adults from all backgrounds. We are dedicated to helping others by utilizing the method and manner which best fits the client to ensure they receive the best care possible. We approach our work and our world with professionalism, a variety of treatment approaches, flexibility and collaboration.
TRU-ROB Counseling and Consulting, LLC is a professional organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals, families, and the community by providing comprehensive and effective behavioral health services through a caring, responsive partnership. We provide counseling and treatment services for children, adolescents and adults from all backgrounds. We are dedicated to helping others by utilizing the method and manner which best fits the client to ensure they receive the best care possible. We approach our work and our world with professionalism, a variety of treatment approaches, flexibility and collaboration.
(740) 513-4488 View (740) 513-4488
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Katie Wine-Appleton
Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Near Southside, Columbus, OH 43206
Not accepting new clients
Licensed in OHIO and ARIZONA! Do you struggle with that little voice in your head that says "You're not good enough" or "You are guaranteed to fail so why try"? Do you feel torn between parts of you that say "Go, go, go! So much to get done" and a part that says "I can't handle this. I'm so overwhelmed"? In Internal Family Systems Therapy, we don't try to control or make these thoughts go away, we help you get into a relationship with those parts of yourself. In IFS we believe that everyone has a Self- an inner wisdom that embodies calm, clarity, compassion, creativity, connectedness, courage, confidence, and curiousity.
Licensed in OHIO and ARIZONA! Do you struggle with that little voice in your head that says "You're not good enough" or "You are guaranteed to fail so why try"? Do you feel torn between parts of you that say "Go, go, go! So much to get done" and a part that says "I can't handle this. I'm so overwhelmed"? In Internal Family Systems Therapy, we don't try to control or make these thoughts go away, we help you get into a relationship with those parts of yourself. In IFS we believe that everyone has a Self- an inner wisdom that embodies calm, clarity, compassion, creativity, connectedness, courage, confidence, and curiousity.
(614) 472-8365 View (614) 472-8365
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Lisa Skeens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Near Southside, Columbus, OH 43206
I believe clients in therapy need a competent practitioner, aware of the current best practices/research, yet they also need someone who is genuine, relatable and can apply a sense of humor while working through life's challenges. I provide caring psychotherapy to adults, couples, families and children.I believe my clients are "peers" not "patients" and apply a humanistic style. I have eighteen years experience as a therapist and love my career. My work as a professor and national public speaker also help me to be a competent therapist. I have received positive feedback over the years for my genuineness, competence, humor and compassion.
I believe clients in therapy need a competent practitioner, aware of the current best practices/research, yet they also need someone who is genuine, relatable and can apply a sense of humor while working through life's challenges. I provide caring psychotherapy to adults, couples, families and children.I believe my clients are "peers" not "patients" and apply a humanistic style. I have eighteen years experience as a therapist and love my career. My work as a professor and national public speaker also help me to be a competent therapist. I have received positive feedback over the years for my genuineness, competence, humor and compassion.
(614) 944-8091 View (614) 944-8091
Photo of John Hollis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Near Southside, Columbus, OH
John Hollis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Near Southside, Columbus, OH 43206
I have over 20 years of diverse therapy experience. I am an expert in relaxation therapy, meditation, and hypnosis, and I work in individual, couples, and family therapy settings. I believe in free will choice and your right to self determine your pathways in therapy and in life. I skillfully blend relaxation therapy with eye movement therapy for comfort and clearing the inner barriers from trauma.
I have over 20 years of diverse therapy experience. I am an expert in relaxation therapy, meditation, and hypnosis, and I work in individual, couples, and family therapy settings. I believe in free will choice and your right to self determine your pathways in therapy and in life. I skillfully blend relaxation therapy with eye movement therapy for comfort and clearing the inner barriers from trauma.
(614) 407-8659 View (614) 407-8659
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Stephanie Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, MSW, JD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Near Southside, Columbus, OH 43206
My theoretical orientation is eclectic and integrative incorporating interpersonal process therapy (IPT) (here and now), psychodynamic, relational and CBT models. I approach therapy from a strengths based approach, focusing on client’s inherent strengths and resiliencies rather than their weaknesses. I also utilize CBT to focus on changing negative core beliefs and cognitive distortions and DBT to teach distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal assertiveness skills. Lastly, I am very relational in my approach in order to provide clients with a corrective emotional experience and holding environment for them to feel safe, secure, empowered and validated.
My theoretical orientation is eclectic and integrative incorporating interpersonal process therapy (IPT) (here and now), psychodynamic, relational and CBT models. I approach therapy from a strengths based approach, focusing on client’s inherent strengths and resiliencies rather than their weaknesses. I also utilize CBT to focus on changing negative core beliefs and cognitive distortions and DBT to teach distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal assertiveness skills. Lastly, I am very relational in my approach in order to provide clients with a corrective emotional experience and holding environment for them to feel safe, secure, empowered and validated.
(614) 656-1840 View (614) 656-1840
Photo of Kristen Santel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Near Southside, Columbus, OH
Kristen Santel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Near Southside, Columbus, OH 43206
Are you in emotional pain? Have you been through difficult or traumatic life experiences? Learning to deal with life's challenges and finding your way out of deep emotional pain can be overwhelming. The decision to attend counseling is not always easy and choosing the right therapist to partner with you is important. If you are ready to work to find hope and healing, I am ready to help you. My practice is effective because I work with all parts of the self-- helping you move through the difficult experiences you have encountered and help bring meaning back to life!
Are you in emotional pain? Have you been through difficult or traumatic life experiences? Learning to deal with life's challenges and finding your way out of deep emotional pain can be overwhelming. The decision to attend counseling is not always easy and choosing the right therapist to partner with you is important. If you are ready to work to find hope and healing, I am ready to help you. My practice is effective because I work with all parts of the self-- helping you move through the difficult experiences you have encountered and help bring meaning back to life!
(614) 907-8194 View (614) 907-8194
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Adam Clevenger
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S, CST
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Near Southside, Columbus, OH 43206
I (he/they) am a mental health counselor, and an AASECT certified sex therapist. I prefer to build genuine relationships with my clients, emphasizing teamwork and encouraging your active participation in the counseling process. I'll welcome your humor and shared laughter while helping you to harness inner strengths, self-compassion, and newly developed skills to overcome the obstacles impacting your personal growth. I will bring a trauma informed lens and anti-oppression values to our work together and will trust you as the 'expert' of your own lived experience to help identify realistic solutions to life's challenges.
I (he/they) am a mental health counselor, and an AASECT certified sex therapist. I prefer to build genuine relationships with my clients, emphasizing teamwork and encouraging your active participation in the counseling process. I'll welcome your humor and shared laughter while helping you to harness inner strengths, self-compassion, and newly developed skills to overcome the obstacles impacting your personal growth. I will bring a trauma informed lens and anti-oppression values to our work together and will trust you as the 'expert' of your own lived experience to help identify realistic solutions to life's challenges.
(614) 618-4658 View (614) 618-4658
Photo of Megan Lachowski, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Near Southside, Columbus, OH
Megan Lachowski
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Near Southside, Columbus, OH 43206  (Online Only)
You feel like you’re trapped in a maze of emotions. You’re constantly being pulled between moments of intense distress and moments of numb detachment. Fear, anger, and sadness keep you from feeling any sense of stability or peace. You’re struggling to trust others and nothing feels safe. You’re feeling exhausted and isolated and it’s time for a change. You want to get through your day without being constantly on edge, waiting for the next intrusive thought to appear. You’d like to enjoy life without constant worry or fear. You think it would also feel wonderful to achieve a sense of inner peace. I can help you get there.
You feel like you’re trapped in a maze of emotions. You’re constantly being pulled between moments of intense distress and moments of numb detachment. Fear, anger, and sadness keep you from feeling any sense of stability or peace. You’re struggling to trust others and nothing feels safe. You’re feeling exhausted and isolated and it’s time for a change. You want to get through your day without being constantly on edge, waiting for the next intrusive thought to appear. You’d like to enjoy life without constant worry or fear. You think it would also feel wonderful to achieve a sense of inner peace. I can help you get there.
(330) 426-7184 View (330) 426-7184
Photo of Cori L. Page, Marriage & Family Therapist in Near Southside, Columbus, OH
Cori L. Page
Marriage & Family Therapist, IMFT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Near Southside, Columbus, OH 43206
Whether your personal life feels confusing, overwhelming, and stuck or your most meaningful relationships are marked by significant pain, unresolved arguments, and disconnection- meeting with a trusted professional can help you feel more fully yourself and able to build healthier relationships. I provide individual, couple, family, and group therapy. While I work with a broad range of relational and mental health challenges, I focus on treating trauma, infidelity, addictions, and couples issues. I am trained in Restoration Therapy, including a forgiveness model, EMDR trained, CSAT candidate, Prepare Enrich trainer.
Whether your personal life feels confusing, overwhelming, and stuck or your most meaningful relationships are marked by significant pain, unresolved arguments, and disconnection- meeting with a trusted professional can help you feel more fully yourself and able to build healthier relationships. I provide individual, couple, family, and group therapy. While I work with a broad range of relational and mental health challenges, I focus on treating trauma, infidelity, addictions, and couples issues. I am trained in Restoration Therapy, including a forgiveness model, EMDR trained, CSAT candidate, Prepare Enrich trainer.
(614) 503-7808 View (614) 503-7808
Photo of Paige Velez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Near Southside, Columbus, OH
Paige Velez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Near Southside, Columbus, OH 43206
I have an undergraduate degree from Charleston Southern University in Sociology and a Masters in Social Work from Wesleyan University. I have worked with adults, adolescents, children, and families for over 18 years. I specialize in depression, anxiety, PTSD, self-esteem issues, navigating conflict, boundary issues, and effective communication.
I have an undergraduate degree from Charleston Southern University in Sociology and a Masters in Social Work from Wesleyan University. I have worked with adults, adolescents, children, and families for over 18 years. I specialize in depression, anxiety, PTSD, self-esteem issues, navigating conflict, boundary issues, and effective communication.
(614) 656-7025 View (614) 656-7025
Photo of Jennifer S Kennedy, Psychologist in Near Southside, Columbus, OH
Jennifer S Kennedy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Near Southside, Columbus, OH 43206  (Online Only)
Acceptance, compassion, empathy, and understanding are the foundations of my practice. As a psychologist, I feel honored to join my clients in their journey of life and self-exploration. Through my therapy, I strive to facilitate healing, growth, discovery, and insights. I am an active participant in your sessions and we will work collaboratively to help you achieve your therapeutic goals.
Acceptance, compassion, empathy, and understanding are the foundations of my practice. As a psychologist, I feel honored to join my clients in their journey of life and self-exploration. Through my therapy, I strive to facilitate healing, growth, discovery, and insights. I am an active participant in your sessions and we will work collaboratively to help you achieve your therapeutic goals.
(380) 666-8304 View (380) 666-8304
Photo of Molly Martincin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Near Southside, Columbus, OH
Molly Martincin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Near Southside, Columbus, OH 43206
Throughout our lives many of us develop defenses and behaviors to survive. We may find in time that these ways of survival no longer serve us, and our current life goals or circumstances but instead keep us feeling trapped. Our once understandable attempts to avoid pain may have left us feeling disconnected from ourselves and others. Your true self is not your survival strategies.
Throughout our lives many of us develop defenses and behaviors to survive. We may find in time that these ways of survival no longer serve us, and our current life goals or circumstances but instead keep us feeling trapped. Our once understandable attempts to avoid pain may have left us feeling disconnected from ourselves and others. Your true self is not your survival strategies.
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Dr. Diana L Wong
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Near Southside, Columbus, OH 43206
Waitlist for new clients
As a bicultural & multilingual licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California & Ohio, I provide individual (celebrity & adult), children, & couples therapy in private practice & in outpatient settings. I received my Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology/Alliant International University. I have completed an APA-accredited doctoral internship at UCSF, Child & Adolescent Services Multicultural Training Program at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. I have a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in marriage & family therapy from USF.
As a bicultural & multilingual licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California & Ohio, I provide individual (celebrity & adult), children, & couples therapy in private practice & in outpatient settings. I received my Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology/Alliant International University. I have completed an APA-accredited doctoral internship at UCSF, Child & Adolescent Services Multicultural Training Program at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. I have a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in marriage & family therapy from USF.
(415) 942-9287 View (415) 942-9287
Photo of Olivia Delahunty, Licensed Professional Counselor in Near Southside, Columbus, OH
Olivia Delahunty
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Near Southside, Columbus, OH 43206
I work with adolescents and adults who struggle with issues related to food, body image, anxiety, depression, perfectionism, self-compassion, and self-worth. I provide holistic, evidence-based care and work with my clients in a genuine, realistic way to meet their therapeutic goals as they heal their relationship with food, movement, and find peace within their bodies. I believe in empowering caregivers and families to be a part of the treatment and healing of eating disorders and welcome diversity among clients including all body sizes, abilities, races, sexualities, genders, and religions.
I work with adolescents and adults who struggle with issues related to food, body image, anxiety, depression, perfectionism, self-compassion, and self-worth. I provide holistic, evidence-based care and work with my clients in a genuine, realistic way to meet their therapeutic goals as they heal their relationship with food, movement, and find peace within their bodies. I believe in empowering caregivers and families to be a part of the treatment and healing of eating disorders and welcome diversity among clients including all body sizes, abilities, races, sexualities, genders, and religions.
(614) 665-8568 View (614) 665-8568
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Parkview Wellness Studios
Verified Verified
Near Southside, Columbus, OH 43206
Parkview Wellness Studios is a group of health professionals dedicated to offering the best quality services to improve and enhance your life. We offer psychotherapy, Ayurveda Health Coaching, Mat Pilates, Massage and Meditation. Our list of practitioners is constantly growing for the benefit of you as your overall health and well-being. We cannot wait to meet you and introduce you to our beautiful space.
Parkview Wellness Studios is a group of health professionals dedicated to offering the best quality services to improve and enhance your life. We offer psychotherapy, Ayurveda Health Coaching, Mat Pilates, Massage and Meditation. Our list of practitioners is constantly growing for the benefit of you as your overall health and well-being. We cannot wait to meet you and introduce you to our beautiful space.
(614) 972-1106 View (614) 972-1106

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Near Southside, Columbus, OH

30+

Average cost per session

$137

Therapists in Near Southside, Columbus, OH who prioritize treating:

83% Depression
83% Anxiety
77% Trauma and PTSD
70% Grief
63% Relationship Issues
63% Coping Skills
63% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
76% Aetna
72% Medical Mutual

How Therapists in Near Southside, Columbus, OH see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Near Southside, 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.

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.