Therapists in Clatsop County, OR

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Photo of Dana S Dedolph, Licensed Professional Counselor in Clatsop County, 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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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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Miranda Robinson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Seaside, OR 97138  (Online Only)
Experienced trauma and having some sort of related struggle? Helping you work through past/present life experiences is one of the greatest rewards as a therapist. I enjoy helping you learn how to get grounded in the present and live your best life. We can all use someone to talk to who offers us a non-judgmental, objective relationship and that really listens and supports us where we are. I provide a warm, safe environment for you to identify and process struggles that prevent you from being the best version of yourself and living the life you want. I want to help you so you can live fully!
Experienced trauma and having some sort of related struggle? Helping you work through past/present life experiences is one of the greatest rewards as a therapist. I enjoy helping you learn how to get grounded in the present and live your best life. We can all use someone to talk to who offers us a non-judgmental, objective relationship and that really listens and supports us where we are. I provide a warm, safe environment for you to identify and process struggles that prevent you from being the best version of yourself and living the life you want. I want to help you so you can live fully!
(503) 213-9147 View (503) 213-9147
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Brianne Crane
Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Cannon Beach, OR 97110  (Online Only)
Currently accepting NEW clients! Receiving teletherapy without leaving the comfort of your home is convenient for multiple obvious reasons; being in your own environment also offers several benefits that allow a natural process, greatly enhancing the therapeutic relationship. I enjoy working with adolescents, families, and adult individuals; ranging from a variety of metal health issues, to the daily highs and lows of life. My counseling style is to empathically meet my clients where they are throughout the therapeutic process, work alongside them while they navigate life, and offer insight for moving forward successfully.
Currently accepting NEW clients! Receiving teletherapy without leaving the comfort of your home is convenient for multiple obvious reasons; being in your own environment also offers several benefits that allow a natural process, greatly enhancing the therapeutic relationship. I enjoy working with adolescents, families, and adult individuals; ranging from a variety of metal health issues, to the daily highs and lows of life. My counseling style is to empathically meet my clients where they are throughout the therapeutic process, work alongside them while they navigate life, and offer insight for moving forward successfully.
(971) 265-8326 View (971) 265-8326
Photo of Jennifer Boggs, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Clatsop County, OR
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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Terra Marzano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cannon Beach, OR 97110  (Online Only)
When we are hurting — whether it be from trauma, romantic heartbreak, a new physical illness, or longstanding feelings of self-doubt and worry — we can feel overwhelmed, disempowered and lost. The world isn't always easy on us and being human is hard! When it gets to be too much, having a dedicated therapeutic space to experience acceptance, nurturing, and emotional safety can bring deep feelings of relief. From that relieved place and through our work together, you'll rediscover your strong connection to yourself, creating space for possibility and transformation.
When we are hurting — whether it be from trauma, romantic heartbreak, a new physical illness, or longstanding feelings of self-doubt and worry — we can feel overwhelmed, disempowered and lost. The world isn't always easy on us and being human is hard! When it gets to be too much, having a dedicated therapeutic space to experience acceptance, nurturing, and emotional safety can bring deep feelings of relief. From that relieved place and through our work together, you'll rediscover your strong connection to yourself, creating space for possibility and transformation.
(971) 233-4669 View (971) 233-4669
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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
Photo of Jenny Feldman-Adams, Clinical Social Work Associate in Clatsop County, OR
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
Photo of Shoreline Counseling, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Clatsop County, OR
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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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
Photo of The Lotus Center for Neurodiversity, Professional Counselor Associate in Clatsop County, OR
The Lotus Center for Neurodiversity
Professional Counselor Associate, MC, PCA, CAS
Verified Verified
Gearhart, OR 97138
Waitlist for new clients
At The Lotus Center for Neurodiversity we seek to create a world where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We are strength-based and culturally responsive. All clients are treated as experts on themselves and are provided with unconditional positive regard. Visit our website for more information: thelotuscenter.org.
At The Lotus Center for Neurodiversity we seek to create a world where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We are strength-based and culturally responsive. All clients are treated as experts on themselves and are provided with unconditional positive regard. Visit our website for more information: thelotuscenter.org.
(503) 832-4497 View (503) 832-4497
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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
Photo of Delores Sullivan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Clatsop County, OR
Delores Sullivan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gearhart, OR 97138
When someone comes to therapy they want to feel heard. They want to feel safe. They want to know someone cares and can help them. They want to talk to someone who has the experience and skills to be present to their difficulties and who can bring about healing and resolution. Therapy is a unique human relationship based on compassion, empathy, and mutual collaboration.
When someone comes to therapy they want to feel heard. They want to feel safe. They want to know someone cares and can help them. They want to talk to someone who has the experience and skills to be present to their difficulties and who can bring about healing and resolution. Therapy is a unique human relationship based on compassion, empathy, and mutual collaboration.
(971) 251-4526 View (971) 251-4526
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New Beginnings
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CEAT, EMDR
Verified Verified
Seaside, OR 97138
NOTE: I am now EMDR-Certified. When an individual feels safe and accepted and has the opportunity and intention to experience their emotions, their inner wisdom will facilitate discovery of solutions. My role is to support, guide, and calmly trust the unfolding process. I am passionate about the process of therapy, and honored to witness the awakening of trust as fear is transformed, faith is renewed, and energy is enhanced to create abundant health.
NOTE: I am now EMDR-Certified. When an individual feels safe and accepted and has the opportunity and intention to experience their emotions, their inner wisdom will facilitate discovery of solutions. My role is to support, guide, and calmly trust the unfolding process. I am passionate about the process of therapy, and honored to witness the awakening of trust as fear is transformed, faith is renewed, and energy is enhanced to create abundant health.
(503) 444-9442 View (503) 444-9442
Photo of Pam Barela, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Clatsop County, OR
Pam Barela
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gearhart, OR 97138
With me you will find a space to be open and vulnerable about topics that cause doubt, fear, discomfort, joy, curiosity, excitement, and more. The areas I focus my practice are: Individual Therapy, Couples and Family Therapy, Trauma/PTSD, Sexual Intimacy, Gender, Identity, and religion/deconstruction and reconstruction of faith. My passion is helping couples connect and develop a strong foundation from which they can take on any challenge, strengthen families of origin, helping blended families become deeply rooted, as well as helping individuals overcome personal struggles.
With me you will find a space to be open and vulnerable about topics that cause doubt, fear, discomfort, joy, curiosity, excitement, and more. The areas I focus my practice are: Individual Therapy, Couples and Family Therapy, Trauma/PTSD, Sexual Intimacy, Gender, Identity, and religion/deconstruction and reconstruction of faith. My passion is helping couples connect and develop a strong foundation from which they can take on any challenge, strengthen families of origin, helping blended families become deeply rooted, as well as helping individuals overcome personal struggles.
(503) 468-6964 View (503) 468-6964
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Held Space Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Seaside, OR 97138  (Online Only)
HELD Space Therapy specializes in helping you move through life’s uncomfortable transitions, traumas and (sometimes) tantrums in a safe (HELD) space. Whether this is your first time seeking therapy or you’re on the lookout for a therapist that feels like a better fit, welcome! My clients are typically ready to turn inwards, cut through the BS and take a deeper look at why things aren’t working out the way they “should”.
HELD Space Therapy specializes in helping you move through life’s uncomfortable transitions, traumas and (sometimes) tantrums in a safe (HELD) space. Whether this is your first time seeking therapy or you’re on the lookout for a therapist that feels like a better fit, welcome! My clients are typically ready to turn inwards, cut through the BS and take a deeper look at why things aren’t working out the way they “should”.
(971) 299-8061 View (971) 299-8061
Photo of Sara Moller, Licensed Professional Counselor in Clatsop County, OR
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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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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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
Photo of Stephanie Costello, Clinical Social Work Associate in Clatsop County, OR
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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Number of Therapists in Clatsop County, OR

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Clatsop County, OR who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
83% Self Esteem
81% Depression
81% Trauma and PTSD
77% Coping Skills
73% Relationship Issues
63% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% Cigna and Evernorth
52% Aetna
45% PacificSource

How Therapists in Clatsop County, OR see their clients

63% Online Only
37% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

82% Female
16% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Clatsop 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.