Therapists in Astoria, OR

Photo of Dana S Dedolph, Licensed Professional Counselor in Astoria, OR
Dana S Dedolph
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CADCIII, MAC
Verified Verified
Astoria, OR 97103  (Online Only)
Anxiety, stress, anger, substance abuse, trauma... Each one or all of them can turn your life inside-out. But you can feel better and acquire the skills to communicate and control your own life. You can learn how to make friends with yourself and in so doing experience less blame, misunderstanding, and self-criticism. My work is focused on helping you do that. If you are dealing with: PTSD; Anger and Frustration; Depression/Anxiety; or Substance Abuse I would be happy to talk with you.
Anxiety, stress, anger, substance abuse, trauma... Each one or all of them can turn your life inside-out. But you can feel better and acquire the skills to communicate and control your own life. You can learn how to make friends with yourself and in so doing experience less blame, misunderstanding, and self-criticism. My work is focused on helping you do that. If you are dealing with: PTSD; Anger and Frustration; Depression/Anxiety; or Substance Abuse I would be happy to talk with you.
(503) 405-4162 View (503) 405-4162
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Em Feldman-Adams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Astoria, OR 97103  (Online Only)
For most of us, these last few years have involved a dumpster fire or 3. That, on top of whatever other stuff is weighing you down is a lot to carry. You're human. You have your best self, worst self, & most days are somewhere in between. We’ll look at your patterns & decide which are serving you well & which you want to shift. My goal is to normalize your messiness & then help you untangle it, so you can connect with your underlying needs & feel good about getting them met. By getting in touch with your body’s innate wisdom, you will learn to better trust yourself, simplify your communication, & feel more connected with others.
For most of us, these last few years have involved a dumpster fire or 3. That, on top of whatever other stuff is weighing you down is a lot to carry. You're human. You have your best self, worst self, & most days are somewhere in between. We’ll look at your patterns & decide which are serving you well & which you want to shift. My goal is to normalize your messiness & then help you untangle it, so you can connect with your underlying needs & feel good about getting them met. By getting in touch with your body’s innate wisdom, you will learn to better trust yourself, simplify your communication, & feel more connected with others.
(503) 468-4797 View (503) 468-4797
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Stephen Arnold
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Astoria, OR 97103  (Online Only)
What I offer you: Companionship through a hard time, Social/emotional skills, Insights that can help change thoughts and feelings. How do I do this? With online counseling/psychotherapy: Actively listening to you, Reviewing events in your life, Helping you learn new ways to address situations. Techniques I use: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - mindfully acting from values, Internal Family Systems - harmonious, non-judgmental internal conversations, Narrative Therapy - changing your stories in order to move forward, Trauma Informed Therapy - changing the relationship with your traumas.
What I offer you: Companionship through a hard time, Social/emotional skills, Insights that can help change thoughts and feelings. How do I do this? With online counseling/psychotherapy: Actively listening to you, Reviewing events in your life, Helping you learn new ways to address situations. Techniques I use: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - mindfully acting from values, Internal Family Systems - harmonious, non-judgmental internal conversations, Narrative Therapy - changing your stories in order to move forward, Trauma Informed Therapy - changing the relationship with your traumas.
(971) 248-2639 View (971) 248-2639
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Shoreline Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Astoria, OR 97103  (Online Only)
Use website link for our HIPAA secure contact form. We are currently seeing clients via telehealth only. At Shoreline Counseling we know you bring a unique understanding of your own world and the world around you. No person on this planet has gone through the same experiences that you have. Therapy begins by opening the layers of understanding around yourself and others. The goals is to focus on your individual experiences to get you to a better internal space. Most work is done through identifying thoughts, feelings or behaviors and processing how experiences in your past influence your current life.
Use website link for our HIPAA secure contact form. We are currently seeing clients via telehealth only. At Shoreline Counseling we know you bring a unique understanding of your own world and the world around you. No person on this planet has gone through the same experiences that you have. Therapy begins by opening the layers of understanding around yourself and others. The goals is to focus on your individual experiences to get you to a better internal space. Most work is done through identifying thoughts, feelings or behaviors and processing how experiences in your past influence your current life.
(503) 917-3292 View (503) 917-3292
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Sara Moller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Astoria, OR 97103  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Everyone can benefit from therapy because life can be challenging, unpredictable and scary. I believe in creating a safe space to allow you to process difficult times and to grow. My work is grounded in strength-based, person-centered and trauma-informed care. I am passionate about working with clients living with physical disabilities, anxiety, depression, difficult transitions, low self-worth and relationship concerns. I am BIPOC and LGBTQI+ allied and welcome conversations around these identities. I enjoy working with teens and adults. Click on website link for our HIPAA secure contact form.
Everyone can benefit from therapy because life can be challenging, unpredictable and scary. I believe in creating a safe space to allow you to process difficult times and to grow. My work is grounded in strength-based, person-centered and trauma-informed care. I am passionate about working with clients living with physical disabilities, anxiety, depression, difficult transitions, low self-worth and relationship concerns. I am BIPOC and LGBTQI+ allied and welcome conversations around these identities. I enjoy working with teens and adults. Click on website link for our HIPAA secure contact form.
(503) 447-7929 View (503) 447-7929
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Stephanie Costello
Clinical Social Work Associate
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Astoria, OR 97103  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients. Telehealth only. Throughout my career, I've had the privilege of assisting children and adults facing grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, and various other obstacles. My goal is to provide a safe space where clients can feel heard, valued, and supported as they explore their thoughts and emotions. I believe in the inherent potential for growth within each person, and I strive to cultivate an environment of unconditional positive regard where clients can tap into that potential.
Accepting new clients. Telehealth only. Throughout my career, I've had the privilege of assisting children and adults facing grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, and various other obstacles. My goal is to provide a safe space where clients can feel heard, valued, and supported as they explore their thoughts and emotions. I believe in the inherent potential for growth within each person, and I strive to cultivate an environment of unconditional positive regard where clients can tap into that potential.
(971) 365-3570 View (971) 365-3570
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Mel Langston Professional Services, Inc.
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Astoria, OR 97103
I have worked in the mental health field for 30 years, with individuals and families of all ages. My professional training includes Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Psychology and Counseling and a PhD in Health Psychology. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon and hold state and national certifications in mental health and substance abuse. I believe in a holistic approach to counseling and respect the individuality of all human beings. We will work together to reach your stated goals of therapy. Whatever your presenting problem, however desperate you may feel, I am here to offer hope.
I have worked in the mental health field for 30 years, with individuals and families of all ages. My professional training includes Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Psychology and Counseling and a PhD in Health Psychology. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon and hold state and national certifications in mental health and substance abuse. I believe in a holistic approach to counseling and respect the individuality of all human beings. We will work together to reach your stated goals of therapy. Whatever your presenting problem, however desperate you may feel, I am here to offer hope.
(503) 406-3901 View (503) 406-3901
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Jennifer Boggs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC I
Verified Verified
Astoria, OR 97103
Not accepting new clients
As a clinical social worker, I enjoy the opportunity to support, collaborate with, and empower individuals seeking to live a life of wellness. I strive to create a supportive atmosphere where you can explore beliefs, values, and life patterns that either help or hinder you in meeting your goals. So often our present thoughts, behaviors, and emotions are driven by our past. By creating awareness you can begin to change your patterns. Together we can work to identify coping skills based on your individual wisdom and strengths to overcome life challenges and help you make steps in a forward direction.
As a clinical social worker, I enjoy the opportunity to support, collaborate with, and empower individuals seeking to live a life of wellness. I strive to create a supportive atmosphere where you can explore beliefs, values, and life patterns that either help or hinder you in meeting your goals. So often our present thoughts, behaviors, and emotions are driven by our past. By creating awareness you can begin to change your patterns. Together we can work to identify coping skills based on your individual wisdom and strengths to overcome life challenges and help you make steps in a forward direction.
(503) 743-6610 View (503) 743-6610
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Tera Hadassah Gold
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Astoria, OR 97103  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My ideal client is someone who is committed to changing their lives for the better. I like to work with people who want to make a difference in the world in their own unique way. True healing and change is always a door we can walk through. Together, we can find out what works so that you can feel better about yourself, express yourself, and share your unique self or selves with the world.
My ideal client is someone who is committed to changing their lives for the better. I like to work with people who want to make a difference in the world in their own unique way. True healing and change is always a door we can walk through. Together, we can find out what works so that you can feel better about yourself, express yourself, and share your unique self or selves with the world.
(971) 248-7816 View (971) 248-7816
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Patrick Nagel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Astoria, OR 97103  (Online Only)
I am accepting new clients. Often we seek counseling when we’re not feeling like ourselves. Many people can struggle with the gap between logical knowing, “I know I’m a good person” and emotional experience, “But I don’t feel like I am”. A primary focus of my approach is to close that gap and integrate outdated beliefs and patterns that no longer serve you. I work well with folks who have a foundational understanding of therapy or who have gotten stuck in the talk therapy circuit. I practice Internal Family Systems (IFS), AKA “Parts work”. This process creates more self-leadership, more self-compassion, and deepens clarity.
I am accepting new clients. Often we seek counseling when we’re not feeling like ourselves. Many people can struggle with the gap between logical knowing, “I know I’m a good person” and emotional experience, “But I don’t feel like I am”. A primary focus of my approach is to close that gap and integrate outdated beliefs and patterns that no longer serve you. I work well with folks who have a foundational understanding of therapy or who have gotten stuck in the talk therapy circuit. I practice Internal Family Systems (IFS), AKA “Parts work”. This process creates more self-leadership, more self-compassion, and deepens clarity.
(503) 683-7144 View (503) 683-7144
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Reese Giberson
Pre-Licensed Professional, CSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Astoria, OR 97103  (Online Only)
Reese has a Masters in Social Work from Portland state university and is a Certified Social Work Associate. They have experience working with adults with Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Autism, the LGBT+ community, and Survivors of Domestic Violence. Reese is passionate about providing mental health services to LGBT+ community. As someone who understands the various systems of oppression and holds both privileged and marginalized identities they are committed to honoring the nuances of race and ethnicity, the boundless expressions of gender and sexuality, and all abilities.
Reese has a Masters in Social Work from Portland state university and is a Certified Social Work Associate. They have experience working with adults with Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Autism, the LGBT+ community, and Survivors of Domestic Violence. Reese is passionate about providing mental health services to LGBT+ community. As someone who understands the various systems of oppression and holds both privileged and marginalized identities they are committed to honoring the nuances of race and ethnicity, the boundless expressions of gender and sexuality, and all abilities.
(503) 852-5475 View (503) 852-5475
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Jenny Feldman-Adams
Clinical Social Work Associate, MSW, CSWA
Verified Verified
Astoria, OR 97103
There’s no denying the stressors that make being a functioning human in this shitshow feel unbearable at times. My goal is to collaborate with you to find the joy, connections, and moments of beauty that bring your life meaning. I want to hear about the parts you’re ashamed of, the times you weren’t your best self (we’re ALL messy), and help you uncover and disrupt thoughts, behaviors, & relationship patterns that are no longer serving you. Whether you’re a queer teen carving out space in your conventional family/ town or an empty nester trying to figure out what YOU like and who YOU are after 25 years, you deserve to be heard.
There’s no denying the stressors that make being a functioning human in this shitshow feel unbearable at times. My goal is to collaborate with you to find the joy, connections, and moments of beauty that bring your life meaning. I want to hear about the parts you’re ashamed of, the times you weren’t your best self (we’re ALL messy), and help you uncover and disrupt thoughts, behaviors, & relationship patterns that are no longer serving you. Whether you’re a queer teen carving out space in your conventional family/ town or an empty nester trying to figure out what YOU like and who YOU are after 25 years, you deserve to be heard.
(503) 854-4113 View (503) 854-4113
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Kathy Rhodes Counseling LLC
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Astoria, OR 97103  (Online Only)
Therapy isn't about finding what is broken. It is about exploring what works, what might happen, how to improve or develop better coping skills, and finding ways to put the past where it belongs, in the past. It's looking at the good, the bad, and the ugly within an emotionally safe, judgement free, environment of hope. The purpose of therapy is to move past finding ways to survive and start finding ways to live.
Therapy isn't about finding what is broken. It is about exploring what works, what might happen, how to improve or develop better coping skills, and finding ways to put the past where it belongs, in the past. It's looking at the good, the bad, and the ugly within an emotionally safe, judgement free, environment of hope. The purpose of therapy is to move past finding ways to survive and start finding ways to live.
(503) 496-7852 View (503) 496-7852
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Taylor Alderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Astoria, OR 97103  (Online Only)
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist dedicated to providing compassionate and supportive counseling/psychotherapy. I work with individuals both long and short term. Wanting to understand why adverse or difficult things happen to us is natural. When one can contribute a sense of meaning to a difficult situation the power of the problem is often integrated and diminishes. Therapy is a process that can help an individual find the transformational quality in their adverse experiences and become empowered by them, instead of overwhelmed by them.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist dedicated to providing compassionate and supportive counseling/psychotherapy. I work with individuals both long and short term. Wanting to understand why adverse or difficult things happen to us is natural. When one can contribute a sense of meaning to a difficult situation the power of the problem is often integrated and diminishes. Therapy is a process that can help an individual find the transformational quality in their adverse experiences and become empowered by them, instead of overwhelmed by them.
(971) 257-8937 View (971) 257-8937
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Virgina Lewis- Agency Has Immediate Openings!
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, QMHP-R
Verified Verified
Astoria, OR 97103  (Online Only)
I work with clients from a systematic approach. This approach allows clients to identify dysfunctional patterns of communication and other behaviors. This approach also aims to treat the underlying issues rather than solely focusing on the problem itself. I utilize a reality-based approach to treatment by using therapies that help clients establish greater control over their lives while enhancing the ability to build meaningful and effective relationships. My main goal is to provide a therapeutic environment where the clients can learn to focus on thoughts and behaviors as well as learning new adaptive experiences.
I work with clients from a systematic approach. This approach allows clients to identify dysfunctional patterns of communication and other behaviors. This approach also aims to treat the underlying issues rather than solely focusing on the problem itself. I utilize a reality-based approach to treatment by using therapies that help clients establish greater control over their lives while enhancing the ability to build meaningful and effective relationships. My main goal is to provide a therapeutic environment where the clients can learn to focus on thoughts and behaviors as well as learning new adaptive experiences.
(503) 461-8128 View (503) 461-8128
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Amanda Salmick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Astoria, OR 97103
Not accepting new clients
I have a passion for working with individuals who are living with symptoms of trauma, PTSD, C-PTSD, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, and depression. You may be struggling with emotion regulation, feeling stuck, persistanly sad, or hopeless. I use a variety of evidence based modailites in our sessions together to include DBT, IFS, and Brainspotting. I have completed the IFS Institute's level 1 training and am a certified Brainspotting practitioner. My counseling style infuses kindness, humor, and compassion to best support you in our sessions together.
I have a passion for working with individuals who are living with symptoms of trauma, PTSD, C-PTSD, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, and depression. You may be struggling with emotion regulation, feeling stuck, persistanly sad, or hopeless. I use a variety of evidence based modailites in our sessions together to include DBT, IFS, and Brainspotting. I have completed the IFS Institute's level 1 training and am a certified Brainspotting practitioner. My counseling style infuses kindness, humor, and compassion to best support you in our sessions together.
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Roseway Counseling Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Astoria, OR 97103
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes life just gets confusing, feels hopeless and becomes hard to find your way. I can offer the experience of thousands of hours with other people who were in similar situations and found renewed hope and a better way. I work with you where you are and together we can make the journey to where you want to be. I offer counseling with individuals and couples. I offer counseling from a Christian perspective and respect the perspective you offer.
Sometimes life just gets confusing, feels hopeless and becomes hard to find your way. I can offer the experience of thousands of hours with other people who were in similar situations and found renewed hope and a better way. I work with you where you are and together we can make the journey to where you want to be. I offer counseling with individuals and couples. I offer counseling from a Christian perspective and respect the perspective you offer.
(360) 233-8105 View (360) 233-8105
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Tamara Webb
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC, CMHC
Verified Verified
Astoria, OR 97103
I provide holistic psychotherapy to help clients in Oregon, Washington and Utah explore, understand and address diverse challenges in life, helping clients become empowered stewards of their own well-being. I integrate common psychotherapy approaches, including cognitive, narrative and expressive-creative therapies, with holistic approaches based in the traditions underlying yoga, Buddhism and other Eastern philosophical practices. My goal is to help clients achieve health, balance and harmony, and to embrace life.
I provide holistic psychotherapy to help clients in Oregon, Washington and Utah explore, understand and address diverse challenges in life, helping clients become empowered stewards of their own well-being. I integrate common psychotherapy approaches, including cognitive, narrative and expressive-creative therapies, with holistic approaches based in the traditions underlying yoga, Buddhism and other Eastern philosophical practices. My goal is to help clients achieve health, balance and harmony, and to embrace life.
(971) 248-3981 View (971) 248-3981
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Cheri Havlena Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work Associate, MSW, CSWA
Verified Verified
Astoria, OR 97103  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! Thanks for stopping by my page! Taking the first step to finding help can feel overwhelming and even scary. I have been a social worker in the field since 2014 and look forward to supporting you on your path to wellness. I enjoy working with Adults, Children (13-18), and families by walking beside them on their path to find inner healing and their best self. Your goals are my goals. Let me be there for you on your journey.
Hello! Thanks for stopping by my page! Taking the first step to finding help can feel overwhelming and even scary. I have been a social worker in the field since 2014 and look forward to supporting you on your path to wellness. I enjoy working with Adults, Children (13-18), and families by walking beside them on their path to find inner healing and their best self. Your goals are my goals. Let me be there for you on your journey.
(503) 741-2451 View (503) 741-2451
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Serenity Mental Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Astoria, OR 97103  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients‭‭ Serenity Mental Health is an independent practice of caring Mental Health Professionals who understand that life’s challenges can be daunting and that people deserve quality mental health care that addresses their individual needs. Together, with a member of our licensed professional staff we will develop a plan to address hardships in a supportive and compassionate manner.
Accepting New Clients‭‭ Serenity Mental Health is an independent practice of caring Mental Health Professionals who understand that life’s challenges can be daunting and that people deserve quality mental health care that addresses their individual needs. Together, with a member of our licensed professional staff we will develop a plan to address hardships in a supportive and compassionate manner.
(541) 399-8911 View (541) 399-8911

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Number of Therapists in Astoria, OR

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Astoria, OR who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
87% Trauma and PTSD
84% Self Esteem
82% Depression
74% Coping Skills
71% Relationship Issues
63% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

48% PacificSource
45% Aetna
45% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Astoria, OR see their clients

63% Online Only
37% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

76% Female
22% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Astoria?

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.