Therapists in Willoughby, OH

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Phoenix Counseling and Wellness, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LISW
Verified Verified
Willoughby, OH 44094
Is your life spiraling out of control? Are you falling into the abyss of anxiety, depression, worry, fear, hopelessness? Are you feeling abandoned, lonely, or isolated? Well, you are not alone. Being isolated and disconnected can impact an individual in profound ways. Negativity, "wondering will things get better" - painful memories of the past, unresolved conflict ensues, hijacking your thoughts, motivation and the ability to move forward in this season of life. Discover a safe place where you'll experience healing in your mind, body & spirit - a genuine encounter with transparency, authenticity and compassion.
Is your life spiraling out of control? Are you falling into the abyss of anxiety, depression, worry, fear, hopelessness? Are you feeling abandoned, lonely, or isolated? Well, you are not alone. Being isolated and disconnected can impact an individual in profound ways. Negativity, "wondering will things get better" - painful memories of the past, unresolved conflict ensues, hijacking your thoughts, motivation and the ability to move forward in this season of life. Discover a safe place where you'll experience healing in your mind, body & spirit - a genuine encounter with transparency, authenticity and compassion.
(440) 530-6070 View (440) 530-6070
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Rick Brunner
Psychologist, PhD, MSW
Verified Verified
Willoughby, OH 44094
I've had the sincere pleasure of being a therapist for 35 years. Having worked in a variety of settings has prepared me to be able to provide compassionate guidance to people wrestling with mood disorders (anxiety, depression and bi-polar) as well as to those experiencing struggles in their relationships (marital and family). For the past ten years in private practice, I have continued to assist others using a variety of therapeutic approaches: psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, relaxation and coping skills, grief therapy and assertiveness training.
I've had the sincere pleasure of being a therapist for 35 years. Having worked in a variety of settings has prepared me to be able to provide compassionate guidance to people wrestling with mood disorders (anxiety, depression and bi-polar) as well as to those experiencing struggles in their relationships (marital and family). For the past ten years in private practice, I have continued to assist others using a variety of therapeutic approaches: psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, relaxation and coping skills, grief therapy and assertiveness training.
(440) 827-2518 View (440) 827-2518
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Evelyn L Bailey
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, SWA, MSW, LCDCIII
Verified Verified
Willoughby, OH 44094
Welcome to the world of personal healing! You have taken the first step toward positive changes, and I am so proud of you! My name is Evelyn Bailey and I am excited for the opportunity to meet with you! If you are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, or everyday life concerns it can leave you feeling as if you are alone. Understanding you are not alone in this walk. There may be challenges we face with jobs, family issues, and loss that can make it difficult to move forward, but let me assure you, that you are in the right place. Together, we will work as a team to develop skills that can be utilized in your everyday life.
Welcome to the world of personal healing! You have taken the first step toward positive changes, and I am so proud of you! My name is Evelyn Bailey and I am excited for the opportunity to meet with you! If you are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, or everyday life concerns it can leave you feeling as if you are alone. Understanding you are not alone in this walk. There may be challenges we face with jobs, family issues, and loss that can make it difficult to move forward, but let me assure you, that you are in the right place. Together, we will work as a team to develop skills that can be utilized in your everyday life.
(440) 294-6986 x1 View (440) 294-6986 x1
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Dr. Karen L. Graves Exodus Counseling Ser.
Counselor, DMin, LPCC-S, LICDC, SAP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Willoughby, OH 44094
Exodus is committed to the resolving of emotional issues and behavioral problems which prevent you from developing closer relationships with family and friends. "Free your mind and everything else will following" Our approach is holistic and varies, in order to treat serious issues including mental health, substance abuse, and behavioral disorders. Our reach will exceed our grasp. WE TREAT, GOD HEALS!
Exodus is committed to the resolving of emotional issues and behavioral problems which prevent you from developing closer relationships with family and friends. "Free your mind and everything else will following" Our approach is holistic and varies, in order to treat serious issues including mental health, substance abuse, and behavioral disorders. Our reach will exceed our grasp. WE TREAT, GOD HEALS!
(440) 249-7695 View (440) 249-7695
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Melissa Eaton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Willoughby, OH 44094
I'm here to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for your healing and personal growth. With 10 years of experience in treating individuals in psychotherapy, I am passionate about working with clients dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and substance misuse. I believe that everyone has the inner strength and resilience to overcome obstacles and create positive change in their lives.
I'm here to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for your healing and personal growth. With 10 years of experience in treating individuals in psychotherapy, I am passionate about working with clients dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and substance misuse. I believe that everyone has the inner strength and resilience to overcome obstacles and create positive change in their lives.
(440) 693-2231 View (440) 693-2231
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Colors of Seasons LLC
Counselor, LPCC, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willoughby, OH 44094
As your counselor, I am passionate about supporting clients, especially women and individuals within the LGBTQIA+ community, at all seasons of life as they navigate life’s unique challenges. I offer compassionate and specialized therapy, with a focus on Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I provide a safe and affirming space where clients can heal from past traumas, explore their identities, and ground in utilizing their inner strengths and soar with their resilience.
As your counselor, I am passionate about supporting clients, especially women and individuals within the LGBTQIA+ community, at all seasons of life as they navigate life’s unique challenges. I offer compassionate and specialized therapy, with a focus on Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I provide a safe and affirming space where clients can heal from past traumas, explore their identities, and ground in utilizing their inner strengths and soar with their resilience.
(440) 595-6738 x100 View (440) 595-6738 x100
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PsychBC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, ACSW, LISWS, BCD
Verified Verified
Willoughby, OH 44094
William F. Hamilton, M.S.S.A., A.C.S.W., L.I.S.W.-S, BCD Received his degree in Social Work from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. Mr. Hamilton has been an Adjunct Instructor for both Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University where he supervised student internships at the CCDCFS and Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries. Mr. Hamilton sits on the Board of Directors with the START Program, which serves at-risk youth in a variety of LMM agencies. Mr. Hamilton is published in both professional and general distribution publications.
William F. Hamilton, M.S.S.A., A.C.S.W., L.I.S.W.-S, BCD Received his degree in Social Work from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. Mr. Hamilton has been an Adjunct Instructor for both Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University where he supervised student internships at the CCDCFS and Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries. Mr. Hamilton sits on the Board of Directors with the START Program, which serves at-risk youth in a variety of LMM agencies. Mr. Hamilton is published in both professional and general distribution publications.
(216) 868-7514 x204 View (216) 868-7514 x204
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Fuentes Counseling Services L.L.C.
Counselor, LPCC-S, LICDCCS, SAP, ACHT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Willoughby, OH 44094
My specialties are working with families, adolescents, individuals, couples, and groups in the areas of mental health and addiction (alcohol & drug, sexual, gambling, internet, etc.,) trauma, abuse, PTSD, legal issues, depression, anxiety, grief, anger management, domestic violence and behavioral management. Substance Abuse Professional (SAP).
My specialties are working with families, adolescents, individuals, couples, and groups in the areas of mental health and addiction (alcohol & drug, sexual, gambling, internet, etc.,) trauma, abuse, PTSD, legal issues, depression, anxiety, grief, anger management, domestic violence and behavioral management. Substance Abuse Professional (SAP).
(440) 683-6122 View (440) 683-6122
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Phil Flauto
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Willoughby, OH 44094
Phil Flauto is a licensed professional clinical counselor with a supervision designation. He holds a bachelor's degree in secondary education from Bowling Green State University and a master's degree in community counseling from Kent State University. He has more than 15 years of experience in behavioral health care and has advanced training in trauma informed care. He works with adolescents and adults, specializing in depression, anxiety, trauma, anger management, relationship issues, grief, attention issues and behavioral problems.
Phil Flauto is a licensed professional clinical counselor with a supervision designation. He holds a bachelor's degree in secondary education from Bowling Green State University and a master's degree in community counseling from Kent State University. He has more than 15 years of experience in behavioral health care and has advanced training in trauma informed care. He works with adolescents and adults, specializing in depression, anxiety, trauma, anger management, relationship issues, grief, attention issues and behavioral problems.
(440) 762-6242 View (440) 762-6242
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Dr. Heather Flores
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willoughby, OH 44094  (Online Only)
I get it. You're probably not here because you want to be. You’re here because you need to be. Maybe your relationship isn’t going well, or work is becoming too stressful. You’re avoiding people you care about and skipping out on things that used to matter. Fear and anxiety can be overwhelming. Guilt and shame feel suffocating. You might be wondering how you even got here. Let’s be real: trauma sucks. PTSD sucks. But recovery and posttraumatic growth is real. It’s not your fault you haven’t figured it all out on your own. This sh-t is hard! If you could have done it on your own already, you would have.
I get it. You're probably not here because you want to be. You’re here because you need to be. Maybe your relationship isn’t going well, or work is becoming too stressful. You’re avoiding people you care about and skipping out on things that used to matter. Fear and anxiety can be overwhelming. Guilt and shame feel suffocating. You might be wondering how you even got here. Let’s be real: trauma sucks. PTSD sucks. But recovery and posttraumatic growth is real. It’s not your fault you haven’t figured it all out on your own. This sh-t is hard! If you could have done it on your own already, you would have.
(440) 739-7867 View (440) 739-7867
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Lara Waldenmaier
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willoughby, OH 44094  (Online Only)
Sometimes we all need a safe space to share our stories with a caring and unbiased listener, and I want to provide that for you. I have been in the mental health field for over 20 years and licensed as a Professional Counselor since 2004. With experience working with many different types of people experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, panic, mental and physical illnesses, relationship issues and so on, I am passionate about helping college students, couples, internationals, jobseekers and adults of any age who are seeking emotional healing, mental health, support and direction for their life's struggles and spiritual questions.
Sometimes we all need a safe space to share our stories with a caring and unbiased listener, and I want to provide that for you. I have been in the mental health field for over 20 years and licensed as a Professional Counselor since 2004. With experience working with many different types of people experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, panic, mental and physical illnesses, relationship issues and so on, I am passionate about helping college students, couples, internationals, jobseekers and adults of any age who are seeking emotional healing, mental health, support and direction for their life's struggles and spiritual questions.
(440) 540-5258 View (440) 540-5258
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Kelly Frazey
Counselor, MA, CT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willoughby, OH 44094
With counseling, you can learn strategies and coping skills to finally move towards growth and healing, helping you live your best life! You will receive high-quality care in a safe and nonjudgmental office or the privacy of your own home with the convenience of telehealth sessions. With 20 years of experience in education, I can assist children from six to college age and adults as well. Using a holistic approach, I will adjust the modality to fit a client's needs, including CBT, EMDR, psychotherapy, etc. I am a Counselor Trainee working under the supervision of Debbie Fuentes at Fuentes Counseling Services.
With counseling, you can learn strategies and coping skills to finally move towards growth and healing, helping you live your best life! You will receive high-quality care in a safe and nonjudgmental office or the privacy of your own home with the convenience of telehealth sessions. With 20 years of experience in education, I can assist children from six to college age and adults as well. Using a holistic approach, I will adjust the modality to fit a client's needs, including CBT, EMDR, psychotherapy, etc. I am a Counselor Trainee working under the supervision of Debbie Fuentes at Fuentes Counseling Services.
(440) 488-4081 View (440) 488-4081
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Martha S Flemming
Counselor, LPCC-s, LICDC
Verified Verified
Willoughby, OH 44094  (Online Only)
My clients come to me because they are looking for ways to use their strengths to overcome the challenges that life has thrown at them, whether in their individual lives or in their relationships. I help them to deal with depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, addictions, life transitions, and relationship issues of all kinds. I help children, adolescents and adults across the life span to become their best selves and to live the life that they have been designed to have.
My clients come to me because they are looking for ways to use their strengths to overcome the challenges that life has thrown at them, whether in their individual lives or in their relationships. I help them to deal with depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, addictions, life transitions, and relationship issues of all kinds. I help children, adolescents and adults across the life span to become their best selves and to live the life that they have been designed to have.
(216) 925-4453 x12 View (216) 925-4453 x12
Fuentes Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MBA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willoughby, OH 44094
I am committed and dedicated to each client’s ongoing growth, change, and well-being, as I works with every client to improve the whole person. My treatment goal is to empower my clients, so they can recognize their strengths, build their confidence and skills, which leads to more productive, peaceful, and happier lives.
I am committed and dedicated to each client’s ongoing growth, change, and well-being, as I works with every client to improve the whole person. My treatment goal is to empower my clients, so they can recognize their strengths, build their confidence and skills, which leads to more productive, peaceful, and happier lives.
(440) 271-8445 x44094 View (440) 271-8445 x44094
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Yiannoula Mavroidis
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC-S, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Willoughby, OH 44094
You feel overwhelmed and anxious. You may be disappointed with the lack of balance in your life or feel like you don't recognize yourself anymore. You might not even remember a time things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to feel confident and happy again. You want to live without anxiety and are ready to find yourself again.
You feel overwhelmed and anxious. You may be disappointed with the lack of balance in your life or feel like you don't recognize yourself anymore. You might not even remember a time things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to feel confident and happy again. You want to live without anxiety and are ready to find yourself again.
(440) 271-8622 View (440) 271-8622
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Christian Counseling Associates of Eastern Ohio
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Verified Verified
Willoughby, OH 44094
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
(234) 386-8355 View (234) 386-8355
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Mindful Living
Counselor, LPCC, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willoughby, OH 44094  (Online Only)
My role is to walk beside my clients as they find their own solutions. I bring a background from journalism, theater, film, event production, dj, and comedy writing to my practice. Clients can expect to be heard and encouraged with genuine empathy and faith in improving life experiences. The modalities I use most are positive psychology , cognitive behavioral, client centered, gestalt, Parent Child Interactive, and trauma informed. I am grateful for every client I am privileged to meet.
My role is to walk beside my clients as they find their own solutions. I bring a background from journalism, theater, film, event production, dj, and comedy writing to my practice. Clients can expect to be heard and encouraged with genuine empathy and faith in improving life experiences. The modalities I use most are positive psychology , cognitive behavioral, client centered, gestalt, Parent Child Interactive, and trauma informed. I am grateful for every client I am privileged to meet.
(440) 488-4081 View (440) 488-4081
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Kaplan Consulting & Counseling, Inc.
Psychologist, PhD, BCFE, DABPS
Verified Verified
Willoughby, OH 44094
We specialize in serving professionals and executives, and provide services for children, adolescents, adults, seniors, couples and families.Our services are provided by caring, highly experienced professionals, who only use approaches and techniques that are scientifically proven to be effective. Our services are specifically tailored to meet each individual's needs and concerns. We do not prescribe medication, but if medication is necessary, we are able to provide coordinated care and have established relationships with local medical professionals and psychiatrists for this purpose.
We specialize in serving professionals and executives, and provide services for children, adolescents, adults, seniors, couples and families.Our services are provided by caring, highly experienced professionals, who only use approaches and techniques that are scientifically proven to be effective. Our services are specifically tailored to meet each individual's needs and concerns. We do not prescribe medication, but if medication is necessary, we are able to provide coordinated care and have established relationships with local medical professionals and psychiatrists for this purpose.
(216) 438-2927 View (216) 438-2927
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John A Glovan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Willoughby, OH 44094
INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM (IOP) Exhausted, stressed, overwhelmed? Unable to accomplish day to day activities, your job or schoolwork? Struggling with pain, stomach issues, high blood pressure or diabetes? Can't sleep, concentrate or have changes in your appetite or weight? Been more frustrated and irritable? Are you depressed and anxious and don't know where to turn? You don't need to suffer in silence anymore. I developed the Health and Wellness Intensive Outpatient Program with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and proven coping skills to help you reclaim yourself and your life!
INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM (IOP) Exhausted, stressed, overwhelmed? Unable to accomplish day to day activities, your job or schoolwork? Struggling with pain, stomach issues, high blood pressure or diabetes? Can't sleep, concentrate or have changes in your appetite or weight? Been more frustrated and irritable? Are you depressed and anxious and don't know where to turn? You don't need to suffer in silence anymore. I developed the Health and Wellness Intensive Outpatient Program with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and proven coping skills to help you reclaim yourself and your life!
(440) 261-4276 View (440) 261-4276
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Richard Abrams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Not Verified Not Verified
Willoughby, OH 44094
Not accepting new clients
Life continually places challenges before us, but it is how we meet those challenges that will define who we are. People come to therapy for a variety of reasons, some with specific issues, others with broader questions about who they are and where their lives are headed. It is essential that you feel comfortable expressing yourself and communicating openly. My methods are personalized and tailored to the individual needs of each client. I will offer guidance and support as you achieve each of your goals and reach success.
Life continually places challenges before us, but it is how we meet those challenges that will define who we are. People come to therapy for a variety of reasons, some with specific issues, others with broader questions about who they are and where their lives are headed. It is essential that you feel comfortable expressing yourself and communicating openly. My methods are personalized and tailored to the individual needs of each client. I will offer guidance and support as you achieve each of your goals and reach success.
(440) 839-4349 View (440) 839-4349

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Willoughby, OH

70+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Willoughby, OH who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
92% Depression
72% Trauma and PTSD
69% Relationship Issues
66% Grief
66% Self Esteem
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Medical Mutual
82% Aetna
79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Willoughby, OH see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Willoughby?

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.