Therapists in Clackamas County, OR

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Photo of Gina Worley Individual And Couples Therapist, Marriage & Family Therapist in Clackamas County, OR
Gina Worley Individual And Couples Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oregon City, OR 97045
Waitlist for new clients
Have you been feeling stuck in your relationships or old memories and experiences you thought you were over? Anxiety, depression and feeling overwhelmed can keep us from being present in our everyday lives. How about communication with those you are close to? Do you avoid hot topics for fear it will lead to another fight? Has infidelity created painful wounds? These are common issues that many people struggle with and yet there are solutions to these difficulties even if you have had the same argument for 30 years. Let me help you navigate a new way with your partner, your family, your co-workers.
Have you been feeling stuck in your relationships or old memories and experiences you thought you were over? Anxiety, depression and feeling overwhelmed can keep us from being present in our everyday lives. How about communication with those you are close to? Do you avoid hot topics for fear it will lead to another fight? Has infidelity created painful wounds? These are common issues that many people struggle with and yet there are solutions to these difficulties even if you have had the same argument for 30 years. Let me help you navigate a new way with your partner, your family, your co-workers.
(503) 343-9346 View (503) 343-9346
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Dave Davis
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, QMHP-R
Verified Verified
Oregon City, OR 97045
I specialize in treating anxiety. Whether this is a generalized anxiety getting in the way of you living the life you want to live, or something more specific, like social anxiety, I am excited to share the tools and skills with you to help you respond to your worries effectively and get your life back on track. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients overcome their debilitating anxiety and engage in their lives more fully. CBT has decades of scientific evidence demonstrating its ability to quickly and efficiently help clients overcome their anxiety (and depression, which I'm also happy to help you with).
I specialize in treating anxiety. Whether this is a generalized anxiety getting in the way of you living the life you want to live, or something more specific, like social anxiety, I am excited to share the tools and skills with you to help you respond to your worries effectively and get your life back on track. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients overcome their debilitating anxiety and engage in their lives more fully. CBT has decades of scientific evidence demonstrating its ability to quickly and efficiently help clients overcome their anxiety (and depression, which I'm also happy to help you with).
(971) 299-7105 View (971) 299-7105
Photo of Renee Mahin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Clackamas County, OR
Renee Mahin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Waitlist for new clients
As a therapist, I know there are times when we feel lost or lack confidence to navigate through critical and life-changing circumstances. Although we often have many strengths and skills, we have difficulty accessing these during periods of family changes or crises, depression, anxiety, or prolonged grief/loss. In therapy, I will facilitate the process of helping you reconnect with your strengths and discover new skills, strategies, and resources toward a more healthier approach to life challenges.
As a therapist, I know there are times when we feel lost or lack confidence to navigate through critical and life-changing circumstances. Although we often have many strengths and skills, we have difficulty accessing these during periods of family changes or crises, depression, anxiety, or prolonged grief/loss. In therapy, I will facilitate the process of helping you reconnect with your strengths and discover new skills, strategies, and resources toward a more healthier approach to life challenges.
(503) 376-8529 View (503) 376-8529
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Mac McDonald
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
As a therapist I seek to cultivate a safe environment for self-understanding, self-healing, and growth. In therapy we will address what isn't working and unearth and process feelings to honor passed experience and create a future life worth living. I use a blend of therapeutic interventions (including ACT, DBT, and family systems) and work to support teens, individuals, and families navigate through daily challenges and the additional stressors which accompany experiences of grief, loss, and change.
As a therapist I seek to cultivate a safe environment for self-understanding, self-healing, and growth. In therapy we will address what isn't working and unearth and process feelings to honor passed experience and create a future life worth living. I use a blend of therapeutic interventions (including ACT, DBT, and family systems) and work to support teens, individuals, and families navigate through daily challenges and the additional stressors which accompany experiences of grief, loss, and change.
(971) 545-4671 View (971) 545-4671
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Mountain Crest Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97086
Mountain Crest Counseling Services is focused on providing high-quality service for those seeking growth and change. Our therapists are client-focused and work collaboratively with you to achieve your goals. Our therapists work with clients to gain greater insight, self-awareness, and self-compassion through a variety of different frameworks to include but not limited to DBT, CBT, Art Therapy, Brainspotting and Strength Based approaches.
Mountain Crest Counseling Services is focused on providing high-quality service for those seeking growth and change. Our therapists are client-focused and work collaboratively with you to achieve your goals. Our therapists work with clients to gain greater insight, self-awareness, and self-compassion through a variety of different frameworks to include but not limited to DBT, CBT, Art Therapy, Brainspotting and Strength Based approaches.
(503) 877-1263 View (503) 877-1263
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James Thatcher
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Working with children, teens, young adults, and families has been a passion and a trained specialty of mine for over 10 years. I have experience in working with individuals and their families in dealing with substance abuse, grief, neurodevelopmental issues (autism), behavioral problems, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, along with other challenges of day-to-day living. If seeking an autism, psychological or academic assessment, I provide a full battery of testing, complete evaluation report, feedback session, and any necessary follow-up to ensure you get the resources your family needs.
Working with children, teens, young adults, and families has been a passion and a trained specialty of mine for over 10 years. I have experience in working with individuals and their families in dealing with substance abuse, grief, neurodevelopmental issues (autism), behavioral problems, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, along with other challenges of day-to-day living. If seeking an autism, psychological or academic assessment, I provide a full battery of testing, complete evaluation report, feedback session, and any necessary follow-up to ensure you get the resources your family needs.
(503) 447-8913 View (503) 447-8913
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Keith Rudolph Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MAC
Verified Verified
Wilsonville, OR 97070  (Online Only)
Each person has strengths and the potential for personal growth and a satisfying life. Therapy is a collaborative process in order to find the processes and answers to meet your needs. Having a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to explore issues is essential. . Therapy is an active process aimed at alleviating suffering and developing the inner peace and understanding that makes life worth living.
Each person has strengths and the potential for personal growth and a satisfying life. Therapy is a collaborative process in order to find the processes and answers to meet your needs. Having a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to explore issues is essential. . Therapy is an active process aimed at alleviating suffering and developing the inner peace and understanding that makes life worth living.
(503) 505-7160 View (503) 505-7160
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Racheal Guzaitis
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC-A, MCOUN
Verified Verified
Mulino, OR 97042
I believe that every individual has the capacity to heal and create change in their lives; therapy is simply a space in which the individual can focus on the journey of change. My approach is client centered and strengths based. I believe that individuals naturally have a foundation of strengths and skills that can be built upon in a therapeutic setting. I am rooted in a holistic approach to therapy, which means I believe that there are often external and internal layers to life that may be addressed during treatment. My goal as the counselor is to create a safe and warm environment where the client is free to express themselves.
I believe that every individual has the capacity to heal and create change in their lives; therapy is simply a space in which the individual can focus on the journey of change. My approach is client centered and strengths based. I believe that individuals naturally have a foundation of strengths and skills that can be built upon in a therapeutic setting. I am rooted in a holistic approach to therapy, which means I believe that there are often external and internal layers to life that may be addressed during treatment. My goal as the counselor is to create a safe and warm environment where the client is free to express themselves.
(503) 713-6561 View (503) 713-6561
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Alexa Wynn
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Linn, OR 97068
I am honored to walk alongside my clients on their journeys of self-discovery. With a background in community-based crisis services, I enjoy integrating creative tools to help my clients build trust in therapy and in themselves. You may be facing a big life change, addressing relationship issues, processing past or present trauma, learning to live with challenges like anxiety or depression, or seeking to more fully understand and align with your values. In therapy, you are the expert on your experiences, and we will journey together towards your goals.
I am honored to walk alongside my clients on their journeys of self-discovery. With a background in community-based crisis services, I enjoy integrating creative tools to help my clients build trust in therapy and in themselves. You may be facing a big life change, addressing relationship issues, processing past or present trauma, learning to live with challenges like anxiety or depression, or seeking to more fully understand and align with your values. In therapy, you are the expert on your experiences, and we will journey together towards your goals.
(971) 378-0367 View (971) 378-0367
Photo of Dawn M D'Haeze, Pre-Licensed Professional in Clackamas County, OR
Dawn M D'Haeze
Pre-Licensed Professional, CSWA, CADC-I, QMHP
Verified Verified
Wilsonville, OR 97070
Hello! My name is Dawn and I would be honored to assist you in your therapeutic journey of introspection and growth! In my work as a clinician, my goal is to establish a strong, safe therapeutic alliance by collaborating with clients to help them identify and accomplish goals and resolve issues with respect to the dignity and diversity of each client.
Hello! My name is Dawn and I would be honored to assist you in your therapeutic journey of introspection and growth! In my work as a clinician, my goal is to establish a strong, safe therapeutic alliance by collaborating with clients to help them identify and accomplish goals and resolve issues with respect to the dignity and diversity of each client.
(503) 461-9666 View (503) 461-9666
Photo of Savannah Torkelsen, Professional Counselor Associate in Clackamas County, OR
Savannah Torkelsen
Professional Counselor Associate, LMHCA, Assoc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gladstone, OR 97027  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I'm not taking new clients until after maternity leave. Let's get you closer to the life you want for yourself. I help you understand your thoughts and feelings so that you can make choices that are in line with your values -leading you to a life that is closer to the one you want! I hold up a metaphorical mirror for you, and then we get to work together to connect the dots between what you are experiencing and what the root of it might be. Then, we collaborate to change those patterns and implement tools to live a life that is more in line with your values. You may feel stuck right now, but there are always options to move forward!
I'm not taking new clients until after maternity leave. Let's get you closer to the life you want for yourself. I help you understand your thoughts and feelings so that you can make choices that are in line with your values -leading you to a life that is closer to the one you want! I hold up a metaphorical mirror for you, and then we get to work together to connect the dots between what you are experiencing and what the root of it might be. Then, we collaborate to change those patterns and implement tools to live a life that is more in line with your values. You may feel stuck right now, but there are always options to move forward!
(503) 213-9380 View (503) 213-9380
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Nurturing Navigation LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
My name is Jessica Morgenthaler. I have experience as a wellness coach and have been supporting individuals, couples, and communities for many years. I want to create a collaborative healing journey with trust, intention, and open communication. I am familiar with: trauma, relationship dynamics (including ethical non-monogamy), body positivity, sex positivity, and neurodivergence. I strive to be culturally sensitive and wish to serve those who do not feel supported in mainstream spaces. I want to help empower you to drive your personal growth.
My name is Jessica Morgenthaler. I have experience as a wellness coach and have been supporting individuals, couples, and communities for many years. I want to create a collaborative healing journey with trust, intention, and open communication. I am familiar with: trauma, relationship dynamics (including ethical non-monogamy), body positivity, sex positivity, and neurodivergence. I strive to be culturally sensitive and wish to serve those who do not feel supported in mainstream spaces. I want to help empower you to drive your personal growth.
(503) 675-2830 View (503) 675-2830
Photo of Heather Spicer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Clackamas County, OR
Heather Spicer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Linn, OR 97068
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. I have 20+ years experience providing therapy to a variety of clientele. I believe that all people have the capacity for change. My passion is working with adults or adolescents and their families. I specialize in the treatment of mood disorders, oppositional defiant disorders, family conflict including divorce, and trauma. I have a background working with addictions in conjunction with a wide range of diagnosis. I also am able to successfully work with individuals and families who have experienced violence or abuse.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. I have 20+ years experience providing therapy to a variety of clientele. I believe that all people have the capacity for change. My passion is working with adults or adolescents and their families. I specialize in the treatment of mood disorders, oppositional defiant disorders, family conflict including divorce, and trauma. I have a background working with addictions in conjunction with a wide range of diagnosis. I also am able to successfully work with individuals and families who have experienced violence or abuse.
(503) 766-5718 View (503) 766-5718
Photo of Amy Holbrook, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Clackamas County, OR
Amy Holbrook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADCIII
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
It can often feel like a brave step to decide to go to therapy. I specialize in recovery-- from old patterns that no longer serve you, problems with anxiety or depression, addiction, grief and relationships that are changing. Perhaps you are not sure what you need but you know something is just not quite right...Psychotherapy can be an opportunity to think carefully about your life, your history and what you hope for with a trained listener who can help you navigate and help you to figure important things out.
It can often feel like a brave step to decide to go to therapy. I specialize in recovery-- from old patterns that no longer serve you, problems with anxiety or depression, addiction, grief and relationships that are changing. Perhaps you are not sure what you need but you know something is just not quite right...Psychotherapy can be an opportunity to think carefully about your life, your history and what you hope for with a trained listener who can help you navigate and help you to figure important things out.
(503) 919-7017 View (503) 919-7017
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Sanctuary Therapy Portland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Clackamas, OR 97015
I am currently accepting new clients. I specialize in mindfulness and somatically based therapies, EMDR, and traditional talk therapy, both online and in-person. I am a certified Synergetic Play Therapist. Our relationship and compatibility is the foundation for productive therapy. The therapy process can yield positive growth and help you to gain insight, reduce your suffering, and enjoy life and relationships more by moving through discomfort rather than avoiding it. I believe that we can learn how to better regulate our emotions and our stressed out nervous systems, be less reactive, and experience lasting change.
I am currently accepting new clients. I specialize in mindfulness and somatically based therapies, EMDR, and traditional talk therapy, both online and in-person. I am a certified Synergetic Play Therapist. Our relationship and compatibility is the foundation for productive therapy. The therapy process can yield positive growth and help you to gain insight, reduce your suffering, and enjoy life and relationships more by moving through discomfort rather than avoiding it. I believe that we can learn how to better regulate our emotions and our stressed out nervous systems, be less reactive, and experience lasting change.
(503) 461-6451 View (503) 461-6451
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Genét Jackson Friess
Clinical Social Work Associate, CSWA, QMHP-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Linn, OR 97068
Living a deeply authentic and beautiful life has always taken conscious effort. In today’s increasingly complex world, many of us find that we need additional support as navigate these complexities and create the life that we really want. You are the expert in your own journey. My role as a therapist is to create a safe place to explore the wisdom of your mind and body with openness and curiosity. Balancing awareness and compassion, we will create space where you can see your current thoughts and feelings have served you in the past, and how to might shift them to better serve you in the future.
Living a deeply authentic and beautiful life has always taken conscious effort. In today’s increasingly complex world, many of us find that we need additional support as navigate these complexities and create the life that we really want. You are the expert in your own journey. My role as a therapist is to create a safe place to explore the wisdom of your mind and body with openness and curiosity. Balancing awareness and compassion, we will create space where you can see your current thoughts and feelings have served you in the past, and how to might shift them to better serve you in the future.
(503) 683-8230 View (503) 683-8230
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Jenna Babcock
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
As a therapist I am warm, compassionate, strength-based, authentic, and open-minded. I strongly believe that individuals and families are resilient and can grow and heal when engaged in a collaborative process with the right therapist. I will work together with you to make sure that you feel supported in your journey towards healing and growth. I am highly collaborative, authentic, and transparent. I will always strive to find the best approach for you and/or your family. I endeavor to create an environment that fosters mutual respect, growth, curiosity, and hope.
As a therapist I am warm, compassionate, strength-based, authentic, and open-minded. I strongly believe that individuals and families are resilient and can grow and heal when engaged in a collaborative process with the right therapist. I will work together with you to make sure that you feel supported in your journey towards healing and growth. I am highly collaborative, authentic, and transparent. I will always strive to find the best approach for you and/or your family. I endeavor to create an environment that fosters mutual respect, growth, curiosity, and hope.
(503) 664-9290 View (503) 664-9290
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Megan Zabala
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Not accepting new clients
Struggling to communicate with your partner? Feeling overwhelmed or anxious? Unsure of how to make changes? I can help. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I know how important good communication and mental health are to one's quality of life. I have a passion for helping clients use their unique strengths to overcome current obstacles, correct unhealthy patterns in their lives, strengthen communication and establish balance. My own personal experience as a mother of two, combined with my professional experience and expertise helps me assist individuals and couples address relational conflict, strengthen communication, and reduce anxiety and depression.
Struggling to communicate with your partner? Feeling overwhelmed or anxious? Unsure of how to make changes? I can help. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I know how important good communication and mental health are to one's quality of life. I have a passion for helping clients use their unique strengths to overcome current obstacles, correct unhealthy patterns in their lives, strengthen communication and establish balance. My own personal experience as a mother of two, combined with my professional experience and expertise helps me assist individuals and couples address relational conflict, strengthen communication, and reduce anxiety and depression.
(971) 407-1717 View (971) 407-1717
Photo of Lydia Byhardt Bollinger, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Clackamas County, OR
Lydia Byhardt Bollinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Linn, OR 97068
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy and welcome clients who are ready to remember the joy of their lives. Perhaps you want to heal a relationship, or let go of some difficult past event or unuseful behavior. Perhaps you are preparing for a medical procedure and want to heal quickly. Together, we nurture healing at many levels: the conscious & subconscious, brain & mind, thoughts & emotions, body & spirit, self & relationship. We also use somatic approaches and Alpha-Stim. Contact me when you are ready to explore your mind, heart and spirit to grow into your best and highest self! Clinical Social Work Supervisor - accepting new individual and group supervisees.
I enjoy and welcome clients who are ready to remember the joy of their lives. Perhaps you want to heal a relationship, or let go of some difficult past event or unuseful behavior. Perhaps you are preparing for a medical procedure and want to heal quickly. Together, we nurture healing at many levels: the conscious & subconscious, brain & mind, thoughts & emotions, body & spirit, self & relationship. We also use somatic approaches and Alpha-Stim. Contact me when you are ready to explore your mind, heart and spirit to grow into your best and highest self! Clinical Social Work Supervisor - accepting new individual and group supervisees.
(503) 512-6292 View (503) 512-6292
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Yulia Tsarenko Carey
Professional Counselor Associate, PCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lake Oswego, OR 97035  (Online Only)
As a mental health professional, I aim to help clients achieve well-being in a safe and supportive environment. I understand that each person's experiences and needs are unique, and I am dedicated to assisting clients in exploring their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors without fear of judgment. I empower my clients to participate actively in their mental health journey. As an immigrant, I provide mental health treatment in English and Russian.
As a mental health professional, I aim to help clients achieve well-being in a safe and supportive environment. I understand that each person's experiences and needs are unique, and I am dedicated to assisting clients in exploring their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors without fear of judgment. I empower my clients to participate actively in their mental health journey. As an immigrant, I provide mental health treatment in English and Russian.
(503) 744-5297 View (503) 744-5297

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Number of Therapists in Clackamas County, OR

1,000+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Clackamas County, OR who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% PacificSource
50% Aetna
45% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Clackamas County, OR see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Clackamas 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.