Therapists in Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH

Photo of Danyel Heilman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH
Danyel Heilman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH 43212
My private practice is titled Serenity Saga Counseling LLC. It gets its name from the definition of saga being a heroic story. I believe it takes a lot of strength to even look into counseling, much less following through and scheduling an appointment. I want to hear clients’ accounts and help them overcome the challenges in their stories. Human relations, how individuals form friendships, relationships and familial bonds and how these ties can impact an individual’s overall health has always been a central focus of my professional interests.
My private practice is titled Serenity Saga Counseling LLC. It gets its name from the definition of saga being a heroic story. I believe it takes a lot of strength to even look into counseling, much less following through and scheduling an appointment. I want to hear clients’ accounts and help them overcome the challenges in their stories. Human relations, how individuals form friendships, relationships and familial bonds and how these ties can impact an individual’s overall health has always been a central focus of my professional interests.
(614) 820-5383 View (614) 820-5383
Photo of Kay Ackerman-Martin, Counselor in Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH
Kay Ackerman-Martin
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH 43212
Therapy can be fun, joyful, hopeful – an exciting adventure on the way to making changes toward a more fulfilling life, loving the authentic you, or deeper and more harmonious relationships. I specialize in: (1) Anxiety and Mood Disorders (Generalized Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Simple Phobias, Dysthymia, and Major Depression). Through a simple method you can free yourself of the fears and moods that are holding you back from enjoying life to the fullest; (2) Addictions – Substance Abuse – alcohol, drugs, or food; (3) Relationships – Learn communication skills to improve your personal and professional relationships using our “50/50 Solution for Relationships Workbook”.
Therapy can be fun, joyful, hopeful – an exciting adventure on the way to making changes toward a more fulfilling life, loving the authentic you, or deeper and more harmonious relationships. I specialize in: (1) Anxiety and Mood Disorders (Generalized Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Simple Phobias, Dysthymia, and Major Depression). Through a simple method you can free yourself of the fears and moods that are holding you back from enjoying life to the fullest; (2) Addictions – Substance Abuse – alcohol, drugs, or food; (3) Relationships – Learn communication skills to improve your personal and professional relationships using our “50/50 Solution for Relationships Workbook”.
(614) 383-9785 View (614) 383-9785
Photo of Shannon M Bradshaw, Licensed Social Worker in Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH
Shannon M Bradshaw
Licensed Social Worker , MSSA, LSW, CDCA
Verified Verified
Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH 43212
Waitlist for new clients
Life can be chaotic, overwhelming, and leave us feeling stuck or questioning what to do next. These feelings can be difficult to describe and process on our own, and you shouldn’t feel alone in your journey. I am passionate about helping individuals work through life challenges as well as celebrate their victories. True self-discovery can be key to living a genuine and authentic life and I’d love to help along the way.
Life can be chaotic, overwhelming, and leave us feeling stuck or questioning what to do next. These feelings can be difficult to describe and process on our own, and you shouldn’t feel alone in your journey. I am passionate about helping individuals work through life challenges as well as celebrate their victories. True self-discovery can be key to living a genuine and authentic life and I’d love to help along the way.
(614) 665-0934 View (614) 665-0934
Photo of Brian Piehl, Psychologist in Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH
Brian Piehl
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH 43221
Have you felt hopeless and as if things will not get better? Have you felt pressure and high expectations from family, friends, work, or society? Therapy can help identify sources of hope, give you strategies to cope with life’s difficulties, and assist you in striving toward your goals. I have extensive experience in addressing a wide array of concerns, including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, suicidal ideation, self-harm behaviors, and other emotional challenges. My clients have shared that they appreciate my empathic, nonjudgmental, collaborative, and exploratory style.
Have you felt hopeless and as if things will not get better? Have you felt pressure and high expectations from family, friends, work, or society? Therapy can help identify sources of hope, give you strategies to cope with life’s difficulties, and assist you in striving toward your goals. I have extensive experience in addressing a wide array of concerns, including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, suicidal ideation, self-harm behaviors, and other emotional challenges. My clients have shared that they appreciate my empathic, nonjudgmental, collaborative, and exploratory style.
(614) 705-0026 View (614) 705-0026
Photo of Thomas Nemerovsky, Licensed Professional Counselor in Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH
Thomas Nemerovsky
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPCC-S, LICDC-C, ICCS
Verified Verified
Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH 43221
I specialize in substance use disorders, mood disorders, stress management, trauma, and PTSD. I enjoy working with clients who are motivated for change and are open to exploring strategies to help them improve their mental health and quality of life. I appreciate individuals engaged in the therapeutic process and sharing their thoughts and feelings openly, allowing for a collaborative therapeutic relationship.
I specialize in substance use disorders, mood disorders, stress management, trauma, and PTSD. I enjoy working with clients who are motivated for change and are open to exploring strategies to help them improve their mental health and quality of life. I appreciate individuals engaged in the therapeutic process and sharing their thoughts and feelings openly, allowing for a collaborative therapeutic relationship.
(614) 768-2724 View (614) 768-2724
Photo of Naomi Harding, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH
Naomi Harding
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH 43212
Are you struggling with managing your interpersonal relationships, your responsibilities? Are you feeling overwhelmed and need a safe space to sort through your emotions? Therapy might be the answer to guiding you towards resolution and relief.
Are you struggling with managing your interpersonal relationships, your responsibilities? Are you feeling overwhelmed and need a safe space to sort through your emotions? Therapy might be the answer to guiding you towards resolution and relief.
(614) 756-6698 View (614) 756-6698
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Justin Richard Parsley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH 43221  (Online Only)
I am a licensed independent social worker (LISW) who is passionate about helping clients work through the issues they are struggling with and improve their mental health and overall well-being. I believe in providing a safe, judgment free environment of compassion, support, and unconditional positive regard to help my clients overcome obstacles in their lives so that they can move forward and thrive.
I am a licensed independent social worker (LISW) who is passionate about helping clients work through the issues they are struggling with and improve their mental health and overall well-being. I believe in providing a safe, judgment free environment of compassion, support, and unconditional positive regard to help my clients overcome obstacles in their lives so that they can move forward and thrive.
(614) 953-6489 View (614) 953-6489
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Janaye Guess
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , LISW
Verified Verified
Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH 43221
I enjoy working with people who struggle with depression and/or anxiety. Ideally, their goals would be to improve their overall functioning and quality of life. My ideal client would be able to put in the necessary work to accomplish their goals. My therapy style is authentic, empathetic, and validating. I believe in incorporating various treatment modalities that are based on the individual needs of my clients.
I enjoy working with people who struggle with depression and/or anxiety. Ideally, their goals would be to improve their overall functioning and quality of life. My ideal client would be able to put in the necessary work to accomplish their goals. My therapy style is authentic, empathetic, and validating. I believe in incorporating various treatment modalities that are based on the individual needs of my clients.
(614) 877-8254 View (614) 877-8254
Photo of Shannon H Johnson, Psychologist in Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH
Shannon H Johnson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH 43221
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 Sasha L Ribic, Psychologist in Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH
Sasha L Ribic
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH 43221
I am a socially responsible practitioner, who respects and celebrates human diversity and difference. Trained as a generalist, I provide psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. I specialize in working with emerging adults, ages 15-25, and individuals coping with various life transitions, self-harming behaviors, anxiety symptoms, disordered eating habits, self-esteem concerns, and women's issues. Additionally, areas of interest include grief/trauma counseling, depression, LGBTQ related topics, and eliminating self-defeating behaviors.
I am a socially responsible practitioner, who respects and celebrates human diversity and difference. Trained as a generalist, I provide psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. I specialize in working with emerging adults, ages 15-25, and individuals coping with various life transitions, self-harming behaviors, anxiety symptoms, disordered eating habits, self-esteem concerns, and women's issues. Additionally, areas of interest include grief/trauma counseling, depression, LGBTQ related topics, and eliminating self-defeating behaviors.
(614) 300-3772 View (614) 300-3772
Photo of Jashala Payne, Counselor in Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH
Jashala Payne
Counselor, LPCC, LICDC, ADHD, CCSP
Verified Verified
Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH 43221
Hello! My name is Jashala, I specialize in addictions counseling, anxiety & life transitions. I have experience with adolescents & adults. I believe in the courage & strength that it takes for an individual to reach out for extra support & appreciate the amount of vulnerability that a person shows in therapy. ​
Hello! My name is Jashala, I specialize in addictions counseling, anxiety & life transitions. I have experience with adolescents & adults. I believe in the courage & strength that it takes for an individual to reach out for extra support & appreciate the amount of vulnerability that a person shows in therapy. ​
(380) 210-3457 View (380) 210-3457
Photo of LaVesea Clardy, Licensed Professional Counselor in Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH
LaVesea Clardy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH 43221
LaVesea is passionate about youth; youth who have difficulties with parents and/or family dynamics, anxiety and depression who look forward and are ready to navigate healing. LaVesea works with BIPOC clients who continue to navigate systemic oppression and are prepared to work through how it has effect relationships with others as well as how they view the world. She is also passionate about working with assisting BIPOC navigate and work through depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, self- harm.
LaVesea is passionate about youth; youth who have difficulties with parents and/or family dynamics, anxiety and depression who look forward and are ready to navigate healing. LaVesea works with BIPOC clients who continue to navigate systemic oppression and are prepared to work through how it has effect relationships with others as well as how they view the world. She is also passionate about working with assisting BIPOC navigate and work through depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, self- harm.
(614) 532-4193 View (614) 532-4193
Photo of Michelle V Corley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH
Michelle V Corley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH 43220  (Online Only)
You are a woman who has been devastated by grief over pregnancy loss, infertility, or postpartum depression or anxiety. You desperately want to find someone to talk to about how alone and sad you feel. You feel heartbroken, ashamed, and angry lately. Your world has stopped while everyone else seems to be moving on without you. You find yourself having the same fights with your partner over and over again. Society glamorizes pregnancy and motherhood which can make you feel even more alone and misunderstood. If you see one more pregnancy announcement or social media post about the happiness of motherhood, you might lose it!
You are a woman who has been devastated by grief over pregnancy loss, infertility, or postpartum depression or anxiety. You desperately want to find someone to talk to about how alone and sad you feel. You feel heartbroken, ashamed, and angry lately. Your world has stopped while everyone else seems to be moving on without you. You find yourself having the same fights with your partner over and over again. Society glamorizes pregnancy and motherhood which can make you feel even more alone and misunderstood. If you see one more pregnancy announcement or social media post about the happiness of motherhood, you might lose it!
(614) 953-6411 View (614) 953-6411
Photo of Stephanie Tobin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH
Stephanie Tobin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH 43221  (Online Only)
You know that "thing" you are going through right now? That "thing" that prompted you to look up a therapist? No need to go through that thing alone. Be it adjustment to motherhood, divorce/separation, employment or college strife, work/life balance, difficult family situations, or concern for the future, we can work through this. Interested in enhancing communication skills, developing stronger coping mechanisms, or processing a difficult time in life? I believe in practical, sustainable methods of treatment. My approach is compassionate but honest. Together, we will identify your thought patterns while improving emotional regulation and self awareness.
You know that "thing" you are going through right now? That "thing" that prompted you to look up a therapist? No need to go through that thing alone. Be it adjustment to motherhood, divorce/separation, employment or college strife, work/life balance, difficult family situations, or concern for the future, we can work through this. Interested in enhancing communication skills, developing stronger coping mechanisms, or processing a difficult time in life? I believe in practical, sustainable methods of treatment. My approach is compassionate but honest. Together, we will identify your thought patterns while improving emotional regulation and self awareness.
(614) 918-4535 View (614) 918-4535
Photo of Mahogany Bridges Ohio Teletherapy, Licensed Professional Counselor in Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH
Mahogany Bridges Ohio Teletherapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NBCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH 43220  (Online Only)
Email Now! Open for New Clients! Often, we carry the weight of unnoticed traumas, especially within Black & Brown communities, where trauma has become normalized or downplayed. Throughout our lives, we may have encountered phrases like "just move on" or "you'll be fine." These sentiments are commonly expressed by family, colleagues, or even our own inner voices. While well-intentioned, our loved ones may not fully understand the tools needed for processing, coping, and potentially healing from these experiences.
Email Now! Open for New Clients! Often, we carry the weight of unnoticed traumas, especially within Black & Brown communities, where trauma has become normalized or downplayed. Throughout our lives, we may have encountered phrases like "just move on" or "you'll be fine." These sentiments are commonly expressed by family, colleagues, or even our own inner voices. While well-intentioned, our loved ones may not fully understand the tools needed for processing, coping, and potentially healing from these experiences.
(614) 810-7249 View (614) 810-7249
Photo of Kathryn A Jilek, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH
Kathryn A Jilek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH 43220
Being able to meet life's challenges requires work. Sometimes that alone is not enough and one needs to seek outside help. Being able to be comfortable enough to share your thoughts, feelings, emotions, and experiences takes a lot of courage and determination. My name is Kathryn Jilek and I am a Licensed Social Worker. I have been practicing social work for over 14 years. I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Development Family Sciences and have a Master's Degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University. I have counseled individuals of various ages, genders and economic statuses that have had mental health, substance
Being able to meet life's challenges requires work. Sometimes that alone is not enough and one needs to seek outside help. Being able to be comfortable enough to share your thoughts, feelings, emotions, and experiences takes a lot of courage and determination. My name is Kathryn Jilek and I am a Licensed Social Worker. I have been practicing social work for over 14 years. I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Development Family Sciences and have a Master's Degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University. I have counseled individuals of various ages, genders and economic statuses that have had mental health, substance
(614) 686-2357 View (614) 686-2357
Photo of Kelli L. Riedl, Psychologist in Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH
Kelli L. Riedl
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH 43221
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
Photo of Adam Hawk, Licensed Professional Counselor in Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH
Adam Hawk
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH 43221
My ideal client is open about their issues and needs and motivated to work through them. My client's goal will be to build a foundation of good mental health that they can carry with them for the rest of their lives and use to improve their own lives as well as their family and friends. My ideal client comes to therapy because they want to be there and value what they can learn from their therapist and themselves.
My ideal client is open about their issues and needs and motivated to work through them. My client's goal will be to build a foundation of good mental health that they can carry with them for the rest of their lives and use to improve their own lives as well as their family and friends. My ideal client comes to therapy because they want to be there and value what they can learn from their therapist and themselves.
(614) 810-8070 View (614) 810-8070
Photo of Sara Parko, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH
Sara Parko
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Arlington, 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
Photo of Brad Unruh, Marriage & Family Therapist in Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH
Brad Unruh
Marriage & Family Therapist, IMFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH 43220  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I'm currently adding ONLY couples to my waitlist. I am trained to target emotional experiences to activate internal healing and external connection. I assist couples by facilitating an environment that safely moves folks towards security in self and towards one another in vulnerability so that bonding can replace the need for self-preservation. With individuals, I welcome all parts of each person as they establish security in self helping parts recognize: "parts cope, self heals." I view people as "stuck" and not "sick," and I believe in each person is a healer. In couple therapy, I hold this true: "one therapist, three healers."
I'm currently adding ONLY couples to my waitlist. I am trained to target emotional experiences to activate internal healing and external connection. I assist couples by facilitating an environment that safely moves folks towards security in self and towards one another in vulnerability so that bonding can replace the need for self-preservation. With individuals, I welcome all parts of each person as they establish security in self helping parts recognize: "parts cope, self heals." I view people as "stuck" and not "sick," and I believe in each person is a healer. In couple therapy, I hold this true: "one therapist, three healers."
(614) 368-0961 View (614) 368-0961

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Number of Therapists in Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH

100+

Average cost per session

$137

Therapists in Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
74% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
68% Self Esteem
62% Coping Skills
61% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Aetna
78% Cigna and Evernorth
70% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Upper Arlington, 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.