Therapists in Summit County, OH

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Photo of Megan Davis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Summit County, OH
Megan Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, TCYM
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hudson, OH 44236
I hold space for folks who are navigating anxiety, chronic stress, grief, trauma and loss. My work is grounded in neuroscience but inspired by holistic practices like yoga psychology, mindfulness meditation, somatic movement and nervous system tending. I believe in our inherent resiliency, and trust that each of us holds the capacity to heal, when given safe + equitable space to do so. I will work with you to unravel the layers of life that influence every facet of your being, through a trauma informed and human centered lens. Wherever you are in your non-linear journey, I would be honored to walk alongside you.
I hold space for folks who are navigating anxiety, chronic stress, grief, trauma and loss. My work is grounded in neuroscience but inspired by holistic practices like yoga psychology, mindfulness meditation, somatic movement and nervous system tending. I believe in our inherent resiliency, and trust that each of us holds the capacity to heal, when given safe + equitable space to do so. I will work with you to unravel the layers of life that influence every facet of your being, through a trauma informed and human centered lens. Wherever you are in your non-linear journey, I would be honored to walk alongside you.
(330) 968-0672 View (330) 968-0672
Photo of Paula S. Ignizio, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Summit County, OH
Paula S. Ignizio
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LPCC-S, LICDC
Verified
Fairlawn, OH 44333
Paula Ignizio is a licensed professional clinical counselor and a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology and master's degree in mental health counseling from Walden University. She has more than five years of clinical experience in community mental health, providing individual and group therapy to individuals ages 18+. Her areas of specialty include trauma, substance use disorders, process addiction (gambling, sex, internet, gaming, pornography, work, spending/shopping), LGBTQI issues and life transitions.
Paula Ignizio is a licensed professional clinical counselor and a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology and master's degree in mental health counseling from Walden University. She has more than five years of clinical experience in community mental health, providing individual and group therapy to individuals ages 18+. Her areas of specialty include trauma, substance use disorders, process addiction (gambling, sex, internet, gaming, pornography, work, spending/shopping), LGBTQI issues and life transitions.
(330) 859-4229 View (330) 859-4229
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Jen Yensel
Counselor, PhD, LPCC-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you feel stressed? Overwhelmed? Need someone to talk to? I pride myself on my listening skills and like to build relationships with my clients. I can help you feel heard, and together, we can help find balance in your life. I have broad experience with clients in inpatient, outpatient, and school settings. My training has provided me the education to treat individuals of all ages and most mental health disorders. If I am not the best fit for you, I'll help you find someone who is.
Do you feel stressed? Overwhelmed? Need someone to talk to? I pride myself on my listening skills and like to build relationships with my clients. I can help you feel heard, and together, we can help find balance in your life. I have broad experience with clients in inpatient, outpatient, and school settings. My training has provided me the education to treat individuals of all ages and most mental health disorders. If I am not the best fit for you, I'll help you find someone who is.
(216) 208-5102 View (216) 208-5102
Photo of Lisa Collins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Summit County, OH
Lisa Collins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Akron, OH 44333  (Online Only)
Reaching out for help takes a lot of courage and insight. I am here to help. I have worked in the counseling field for the last 20 years in private practice, treatment centers and in Higher Education. I enjoy helping others work through life situations and difficulties to regain their sense of self and worth. I utilize the treatment modality that fits your personality and comfort level. I bring with me a wealth of knowledge, empathy and a belief that no situation is hopeless.
Reaching out for help takes a lot of courage and insight. I am here to help. I have worked in the counseling field for the last 20 years in private practice, treatment centers and in Higher Education. I enjoy helping others work through life situations and difficulties to regain their sense of self and worth. I utilize the treatment modality that fits your personality and comfort level. I bring with me a wealth of knowledge, empathy and a belief that no situation is hopeless.
(330) 778-4193 View (330) 778-4193
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Teresa M Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairlawn, OH 44333
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and School Counselor (K-12). I have over fifteen years of experience working with children and adolescents of all ages and has a passion for middle schoolers and their development. I have worked with clients in school settings, home based settings, community settings, and office based settings. Having also worked in crisis management, I am flexible, non-judgmental, and I value the client / therapist relationship as an integral part of successful treatment.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and School Counselor (K-12). I have over fifteen years of experience working with children and adolescents of all ages and has a passion for middle schoolers and their development. I have worked with clients in school settings, home based settings, community settings, and office based settings. Having also worked in crisis management, I am flexible, non-judgmental, and I value the client / therapist relationship as an integral part of successful treatment.
(330) 969-8347 View (330) 969-8347
Photo of Suzanne McIntee, Counselor in Summit County, OH
Suzanne McIntee
Counselor, M Ed, LPCC
Verified
Hudson, OH 44236
I am excited to be able to help you foster the best version of yourself. I understand the courage it takes to enter into counseling and will provide you with a safe and accepting environment. I am trained in EMDR and know the value of building a trusting relationship as fundamental to the therapeutic process. I look forward to meeting you!
I am excited to be able to help you foster the best version of yourself. I understand the courage it takes to enter into counseling and will provide you with a safe and accepting environment. I am trained in EMDR and know the value of building a trusting relationship as fundamental to the therapeutic process. I look forward to meeting you!
(234) 222-4009 View (234) 222-4009
Photo of Trey Gehring, Licensed Professional Counselor in Summit County, OH
Trey Gehring
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Hudson, OH 44236
I am a trauma-informed LGBTQIA+-affirming licensed professional counselor (LPC) practicing in the state of Ohio. It is important to me to work with a diverse population with a variety of presenting issues. I have experience working with clients with traumatic stress injuries, dealing with issues of identity, having difficulty making meaning of their life, having difficulties related to anxiety and depression, and clients experiencing obsessive thinking or compulsions. I am passionate about working with LGBTQIA+ identifying individuals and aim to provide an open and affirming counseling experience.
I am a trauma-informed LGBTQIA+-affirming licensed professional counselor (LPC) practicing in the state of Ohio. It is important to me to work with a diverse population with a variety of presenting issues. I have experience working with clients with traumatic stress injuries, dealing with issues of identity, having difficulty making meaning of their life, having difficulties related to anxiety and depression, and clients experiencing obsessive thinking or compulsions. I am passionate about working with LGBTQIA+ identifying individuals and aim to provide an open and affirming counseling experience.
(234) 205-2102 View (234) 205-2102
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Christine M Sayre
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S
Verified
Stow, OH 44224
Christine Sayre is an independently licensed clinical counselor with experience treating adolescents, adults, and families with a variety of mental health concerns including Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Personality Disorders, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. She has focused much of her clinical work on individuals diagnosed with personality disorders, intellectual disabilities, and families experiencing high conflict. Ms. Sayre utilizes DBT, CBT and other evidence-based modalities for the treatment of various mental health disorders. Ms. Sayre provides coaching for those interested in improving their overall wellness
Christine Sayre is an independently licensed clinical counselor with experience treating adolescents, adults, and families with a variety of mental health concerns including Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Personality Disorders, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. She has focused much of her clinical work on individuals diagnosed with personality disorders, intellectual disabilities, and families experiencing high conflict. Ms. Sayre utilizes DBT, CBT and other evidence-based modalities for the treatment of various mental health disorders. Ms. Sayre provides coaching for those interested in improving their overall wellness
(330) 400-3376 View (330) 400-3376
Photo of Married Life Coaching And Counseling Christie Orosz, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Summit County, OH
Married Life Coaching And Counseling Christie Orosz
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified
2 Endorsed
Akron, OH 44313
Our goal at Married Life Counseling is to come along side you, as if to sit in the passenger seat of your car for a time to help you navigate the journey of individual, marriage & family life using Emotionally Focused Therapy, strengthening communication skills, understanding patterns, and finding clarification of personal & relationship goals. You are not alone in the struggle to navigate relationships & we are honored to work with you in finding practical solutions & real change for your unique situation. Call us today or click the link on our website to schedule a phone consultation to see if we are a good fit & how we can help.
Our goal at Married Life Counseling is to come along side you, as if to sit in the passenger seat of your car for a time to help you navigate the journey of individual, marriage & family life using Emotionally Focused Therapy, strengthening communication skills, understanding patterns, and finding clarification of personal & relationship goals. You are not alone in the struggle to navigate relationships & we are honored to work with you in finding practical solutions & real change for your unique situation. Call us today or click the link on our website to schedule a phone consultation to see if we are a good fit & how we can help.
(330) 931-4341 View (330) 931-4341
Photo of Paramount Behavioral Health, Counselor in Summit County, OH
Paramount Behavioral Health
Counselor, LPCC/S, LICDC
Verified
Tallmadge, OH 44278
Licensed Professional Counselors at Paramount Behavioral have a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Some are even former Police Officers and Military Veterans who specialize in Anger Management, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, PTSD, Phobias, Anxiety, Depression, and other mental and emotional conditions. They are licensed, qualified, and highly regarded in their field.
Licensed Professional Counselors at Paramount Behavioral have a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Some are even former Police Officers and Military Veterans who specialize in Anger Management, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, PTSD, Phobias, Anxiety, Depression, and other mental and emotional conditions. They are licensed, qualified, and highly regarded in their field.
(234) 231-9458 View (234) 231-9458
Photo of Adam Hawk, Licensed Professional Counselor in Summit County, OH
Adam Hawk
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Akron, OH 44333
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.
(740) 847-1987 View (740) 847-1987
Photo of Dr. Joe Krivos, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Summit County, OH
Dr. Joe Krivos
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Verified
Akron, OH 44313
Life is often messy, overwhelming, and confusing! We can find ourselves unsure of who we are or what we really want. This can leave us feeling unfulfilled, worried, sad, or disengaged. Perhaps you are floating through each day doing everything you're 'supposed' to do but still feeling down. Maybe you are going through a challenge like grief, trauma, or a life transition that results in anxiety. You deserve to heal, fully engage life, and feel optimistic about the future. As we work together in your counseling journey, we will explore who you are, what you want in life, and how you can achieve your goals.
Life is often messy, overwhelming, and confusing! We can find ourselves unsure of who we are or what we really want. This can leave us feeling unfulfilled, worried, sad, or disengaged. Perhaps you are floating through each day doing everything you're 'supposed' to do but still feeling down. Maybe you are going through a challenge like grief, trauma, or a life transition that results in anxiety. You deserve to heal, fully engage life, and feel optimistic about the future. As we work together in your counseling journey, we will explore who you are, what you want in life, and how you can achieve your goals.
(440) 503-7452 View (440) 503-7452
Photo of René Porchowsky, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Summit County, OH
René Porchowsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified
Peninsula, OH 44264  (Online Only)
It is inevitable life is going to be hard sometimes. Whether these are major life transitions, trauma, grief, or navigating difficult decisions- they can be complex and difficult to process. These things can have an impact on our whole being (spiritual, emotional, relational, physical) especially if we do not have the proper tools to work through them. You may be feeling overwhelmed, alone, scared, frustrated, confused. I can help guide your mental health journey and together we can learn how to manage these challenges.
It is inevitable life is going to be hard sometimes. Whether these are major life transitions, trauma, grief, or navigating difficult decisions- they can be complex and difficult to process. These things can have an impact on our whole being (spiritual, emotional, relational, physical) especially if we do not have the proper tools to work through them. You may be feeling overwhelmed, alone, scared, frustrated, confused. I can help guide your mental health journey and together we can learn how to manage these challenges.
(330) 850-3073 View (330) 850-3073
Photo of Derek Stegner, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Summit County, OH
Derek Stegner
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor , LPCC
Verified
Hudson, OH 44236  (Online Only)
I have many years of experience working with early childhood trauma and severe, persistent mental illness, varying from ages of 5 years to 70+. My goal is to empower and advocate for positive change within you, as the individual, and the system as a whole. The place that we will create together is a safe and judgement free space. I work through an Existential foundation, to help those I work with seek meaning and purpose, with skills built from experience with Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy, all within the context of a trauma-informed approach.
I have many years of experience working with early childhood trauma and severe, persistent mental illness, varying from ages of 5 years to 70+. My goal is to empower and advocate for positive change within you, as the individual, and the system as a whole. The place that we will create together is a safe and judgement free space. I work through an Existential foundation, to help those I work with seek meaning and purpose, with skills built from experience with Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy, all within the context of a trauma-informed approach.
(330) 359-1833 View (330) 359-1833
Photo of Oudi Y Singer, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Summit County, OH
Oudi Y Singer
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MEd, LICDC
Verified
Stow, OH 44224
Greetings, welcome to my profile! I earned my Masters in Rehabilitation and Counseling from Kent State University, Ohio. For over three decades, I have dedicated my life to the treatment and empowerment of individuals struggling from addictions and other disabling conditions. My aim is to advocate, counsel and empower each individual to overcome and become their better selves. As a holistic counselor, my goal is always to encourage and inspire each client. Using evidence based counseling to ignite a client's inner potential to achieve their own dreams and goals.
Greetings, welcome to my profile! I earned my Masters in Rehabilitation and Counseling from Kent State University, Ohio. For over three decades, I have dedicated my life to the treatment and empowerment of individuals struggling from addictions and other disabling conditions. My aim is to advocate, counsel and empower each individual to overcome and become their better selves. As a holistic counselor, my goal is always to encourage and inspire each client. Using evidence based counseling to ignite a client's inner potential to achieve their own dreams and goals.
(234) 217-5773 View (234) 217-5773
Photo of Diana Bala, LPCC-S, NCC, Clinical Counselor/Coach, Counselor in Summit County, OH
Diana Bala, LPCC-S, NCC, Clinical Counselor/Coach
Counselor, LPCCS, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Stow, OH 44224
The ideal client works collaboratively with their counselor to move toward resolution of issues they are facing today. Clients should be motivated to practice what is learned in the session in real life situations. As therapist, my role is providing my clients with the tools they need to navigate through life emotionally, physically and relationally healthier. Counseling can be challenging and difficult, but the end result can be very rewarding. I work collaboratively with you to identify and accomplish your treatment goals.
The ideal client works collaboratively with their counselor to move toward resolution of issues they are facing today. Clients should be motivated to practice what is learned in the session in real life situations. As therapist, my role is providing my clients with the tools they need to navigate through life emotionally, physically and relationally healthier. Counseling can be challenging and difficult, but the end result can be very rewarding. I work collaboratively with you to identify and accomplish your treatment goals.
(330) 426-8842 View (330) 426-8842
Photo of BF Empowerment Center LLC, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Summit County, OH
BF Empowerment Center LLC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor , LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Akron, OH 44311  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
BF Empowerment specializes in helping you reach your goals. Our specialty is helping those dealing with stress, feeling over-whelmed, trauma, relationship concerns, financial concerns, anxiety, and depression. We develop a plan to move you from feeling stressed and over-whelmed to feeling in control again. We work to improve your relationships with your loved ones and yourself. If you are feeling stuck and do not know where to turn. We will help you lighten the burden. We do not judge you because our goal is to help you accomplish your goals whatever they may be. You'll be able to face new challenges with greater confidence.
BF Empowerment specializes in helping you reach your goals. Our specialty is helping those dealing with stress, feeling over-whelmed, trauma, relationship concerns, financial concerns, anxiety, and depression. We develop a plan to move you from feeling stressed and over-whelmed to feeling in control again. We work to improve your relationships with your loved ones and yourself. If you are feeling stuck and do not know where to turn. We will help you lighten the burden. We do not judge you because our goal is to help you accomplish your goals whatever they may be. You'll be able to face new challenges with greater confidence.
(330) 975-8097 View (330) 975-8097
Photo of Kami Imes, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Summit County, OH
Kami Imes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified
Hudson, OH 44236
Kami Imes (she/her) is a licensed independent social worker with a supervisory designation and a certified employee assistance professional. She earned her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Akron. Kami has a wide range of mental health experience including providing counseling for individuals and families in hospital, hospice, and outpatient settings. She has worked with adult clients on issues including but not limited mood disorders, adjustment disorders, life transitions, anxiety disorders and grief.
Kami Imes (she/her) is a licensed independent social worker with a supervisory designation and a certified employee assistance professional. She earned her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Akron. Kami has a wide range of mental health experience including providing counseling for individuals and families in hospital, hospice, and outpatient settings. She has worked with adult clients on issues including but not limited mood disorders, adjustment disorders, life transitions, anxiety disorders and grief.
(234) 261-6065 View (234) 261-6065
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Marisa Rayford
Counselor, LPC, Coach, BA, MA
Verified
Sagamore Hills, OH 44067  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) & Trauma Recovery Coach, my commitment is to guide clients toward holistic healing and wellness. I'm on a mission to help you embark on a transformative journey, focusing on trauma recovery, self-healing, growth, and evolution. Right now, you may be feeling stuck, anxious, and overwhelmed by trauma symptoms. In our sessions, I provide constant support and empathy as we work through your fears of reliving painful memories and the challenge of shedding the "victim mindset."
As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) & Trauma Recovery Coach, my commitment is to guide clients toward holistic healing and wellness. I'm on a mission to help you embark on a transformative journey, focusing on trauma recovery, self-healing, growth, and evolution. Right now, you may be feeling stuck, anxious, and overwhelmed by trauma symptoms. In our sessions, I provide constant support and empathy as we work through your fears of reliving painful memories and the challenge of shedding the "victim mindset."
(234) 259-6408 View (234) 259-6408
Photo of Sharon M Blackledge, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Summit County, OH
Sharon M Blackledge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified
Hudson, OH 44236
As a certified Emotionally Focused therapist I help you move from disconnection and frustration to a more secure, trusting and loving bond within your most significant relationships. I work with individuals, couples, and families in identifying negative cycles and stuck patterns, which create barriers to meaningful connection. By discovering and sharing underlying emotions, you’ll begin to have new conversations right in the therapy room, which help you redefine the contours of your relationships and experience continued improvement after treatment has ended. To learn more about my practice visit: www.sharonblackledgecounseling.com
As a certified Emotionally Focused therapist I help you move from disconnection and frustration to a more secure, trusting and loving bond within your most significant relationships. I work with individuals, couples, and families in identifying negative cycles and stuck patterns, which create barriers to meaningful connection. By discovering and sharing underlying emotions, you’ll begin to have new conversations right in the therapy room, which help you redefine the contours of your relationships and experience continued improvement after treatment has ended. To learn more about my practice visit: www.sharonblackledgecounseling.com
(234) 204-3969 View (234) 204-3969

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Number of Therapists in Summit County, OH

400+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Summit County, OH who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
78% Trauma and PTSD
75% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
70% Coping Skills
69% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Medical Mutual
77% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
74% Aetna

How Therapists in Summit County, OH see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Summit County?

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.