Therapists in Portland, OR

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Evan Marx
LPC Intern, MA, LPCI
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97215
My passion is working with men’s issues, LGBTQ folk, people living cross-cultural lives, creatives, and trauma, especially Religious Trauma. In healing my own childhood trauma, in my training, and guiding others, I know well the remarkable power of mind/body integration. I will be with you every step of the way as you emerge into a loving, connected and free self. My holistic approach is down-to-earth and gentle, centering in mindful awareness of the present moment and how your past is shaping it. I work with anxiety, depression, and trauma. Our work is collaborative to help you reconnect with innate strengths, resources and wisdom.
My passion is working with men’s issues, LGBTQ folk, people living cross-cultural lives, creatives, and trauma, especially Religious Trauma. In healing my own childhood trauma, in my training, and guiding others, I know well the remarkable power of mind/body integration. I will be with you every step of the way as you emerge into a loving, connected and free self. My holistic approach is down-to-earth and gentle, centering in mindful awareness of the present moment and how your past is shaping it. I work with anxiety, depression, and trauma. Our work is collaborative to help you reconnect with innate strengths, resources and wisdom.
(971) 256-6099 View (971) 256-6099
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Marni Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97225
Hello! I'm Marni, a licensed clinical social worker who employs an individualized approach to therapy. I'm deeply passionate about assisting individuals, couples, and families in navigating life's challenges with compassion and insight. My specialization lies in addressing concerns such as self-esteem, anxiety, and depression, and I'm known for my ability to think creatively, recognizing that we all bring our unique perspectives.
Hello! I'm Marni, a licensed clinical social worker who employs an individualized approach to therapy. I'm deeply passionate about assisting individuals, couples, and families in navigating life's challenges with compassion and insight. My specialization lies in addressing concerns such as self-esteem, anxiety, and depression, and I'm known for my ability to think creatively, recognizing that we all bring our unique perspectives.
(503) 782-6299 View (503) 782-6299
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Debra J. Schnack, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97214
I believe that participating in therapy can result in many benefits, including a better understanding of your personal goals and values, improved relationships, and resolution of the concerns that led you to seek therapy. My hope is that with sensitivity and compassion, I can help you identify strengths, as well as find solutions to a wide range of psychological issues. Taking a holistic approach to therapy, I am concerned with the long-term well-being of the individual. I work on anxiety, depression, life transitions, and other issues in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment.
I believe that participating in therapy can result in many benefits, including a better understanding of your personal goals and values, improved relationships, and resolution of the concerns that led you to seek therapy. My hope is that with sensitivity and compassion, I can help you identify strengths, as well as find solutions to a wide range of psychological issues. Taking a holistic approach to therapy, I am concerned with the long-term well-being of the individual. I work on anxiety, depression, life transitions, and other issues in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment.
(503) 855-6585 View (503) 855-6585
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Bob Linhares
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97209  (Online Only)
I treat adults experiencing a variety of life's challenges, including relationship problems, transition challenges, career worries, money-related difficulties, health concerns, anxiety, and depression. This work combines practical guidance, problem solving and education. My therapeutic style is collaborative. Together, we look for insight into the origins of unwanted behavioral, emotional, and relationship patterns, then use that new knowledge to develop strategies to help you get "unstuck" and move forward in your life.
I treat adults experiencing a variety of life's challenges, including relationship problems, transition challenges, career worries, money-related difficulties, health concerns, anxiety, and depression. This work combines practical guidance, problem solving and education. My therapeutic style is collaborative. Together, we look for insight into the origins of unwanted behavioral, emotional, and relationship patterns, then use that new knowledge to develop strategies to help you get "unstuck" and move forward in your life.
(971) 259-8965 View (971) 259-8965
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Mary Margaret (Peggy) Hickey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97219  (Online Only)
Telehealth appointments now available! -Welcome- My practice is based on the belief that life brings us many challenges and at times we can get stuck. Feeling stuck can cause us to feel uncomfortable symptoms - anxiety, depression, anger, etc. I believe that therapy is a process where you can gain tools to address those challenges, determine what needs to be changed, work towards making those changes while navigating all the thoughts, feelings and emotions that may come up in the process. I strive to provide a compassionate and non-judgmental environment where clients can work towards living a value-driven, meaningful life.
Telehealth appointments now available! -Welcome- My practice is based on the belief that life brings us many challenges and at times we can get stuck. Feeling stuck can cause us to feel uncomfortable symptoms - anxiety, depression, anger, etc. I believe that therapy is a process where you can gain tools to address those challenges, determine what needs to be changed, work towards making those changes while navigating all the thoughts, feelings and emotions that may come up in the process. I strive to provide a compassionate and non-judgmental environment where clients can work towards living a value-driven, meaningful life.
(503) 994-5650 View (503) 994-5650
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Kat Canada
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97232  (Online Only)
I provide psychotherapy to children, teens, and emergent adults using an integrative relational or play-centered approach. I specialize in working young people who are curious about themselves but may feel adrift, alienated, misunderstood, or just tired and angry. For most of us, it makes sense to feel weary, outraged, anxious, or demoralized right now. It does not have to make sense to carry the weight of it alone.
I provide psychotherapy to children, teens, and emergent adults using an integrative relational or play-centered approach. I specialize in working young people who are curious about themselves but may feel adrift, alienated, misunderstood, or just tired and angry. For most of us, it makes sense to feel weary, outraged, anxious, or demoralized right now. It does not have to make sense to carry the weight of it alone.
(503) 744-5409 View (503) 744-5409
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Brenda Burris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97225  (Online Only)
Do you ever find yourself avoiding social situations or interactions because you worry about being misunderstood or rejected due to your gender identity? Does the fear of judgment or being misunderstood make it challenging for you to seek support or openly discuss your transgender identity? Navigating this journey can be incredibly daunting and might lead to feelings of isolation. But remember, you're not alone, and there's no need to go through this alone. With compassionate and advanced treatment methods like Brainspotting and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), you can learn effective ways to navigate this path.
Do you ever find yourself avoiding social situations or interactions because you worry about being misunderstood or rejected due to your gender identity? Does the fear of judgment or being misunderstood make it challenging for you to seek support or openly discuss your transgender identity? Navigating this journey can be incredibly daunting and might lead to feelings of isolation. But remember, you're not alone, and there's no need to go through this alone. With compassionate and advanced treatment methods like Brainspotting and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), you can learn effective ways to navigate this path.
(971) 251-9776 View (971) 251-9776
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Erik Patterson
Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97210  (Online Only)
Therapeutic counseling that works is counseling that supports you to create change, reach your potential, and accomplish your goals. As your counselor, I will join with you to navigate through the things that stand in your way. Barriers to change are different for every person. You may be struggling through depression or anxiety; trying to navigate changes in relationships; isolation; living with trauma; struggling with work, family, or stress; or you are one of the many who simply can’t identify what is getting in the way. My goal is to help you find a path forward and start making the changes that you are seeking!
Therapeutic counseling that works is counseling that supports you to create change, reach your potential, and accomplish your goals. As your counselor, I will join with you to navigate through the things that stand in your way. Barriers to change are different for every person. You may be struggling through depression or anxiety; trying to navigate changes in relationships; isolation; living with trauma; struggling with work, family, or stress; or you are one of the many who simply can’t identify what is getting in the way. My goal is to help you find a path forward and start making the changes that you are seeking!
(971) 232-3695 View (971) 232-3695
Photo of Elana Cohen, Occupational Therapist in Portland, OR
Elana Cohen
Occupational Therapist, OTR/L
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97212
Seeking support for your young child's development? I have 20 years of experience working with children of all ages in homes, schools, and clinics. I work with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers alongside their families. You may be processing a diagnosis, or wondering about how to best support your child who is developing differently than you expected. My work with children is through play, as play is the language of the child. Come away feeling empowered and equipped to support your child's skill- building while fostering a secure attachment in your relationship with them.
Seeking support for your young child's development? I have 20 years of experience working with children of all ages in homes, schools, and clinics. I work with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers alongside their families. You may be processing a diagnosis, or wondering about how to best support your child who is developing differently than you expected. My work with children is through play, as play is the language of the child. Come away feeling empowered and equipped to support your child's skill- building while fostering a secure attachment in your relationship with them.
(971) 315-9715 View (971) 315-9715
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Breena Beck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97213  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I support individuals and couples dealing with anxiety, depression, life transitions, & relationship challenges. I’m a trauma-informed therapist & I utilize various therapeutic interventions including Emotionally Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, & Mindfulness. I support clients as they learn to allow emotions to inform rather than control. I am committed to creating a space that is inclusive & affirming to all who seek support.
I support individuals and couples dealing with anxiety, depression, life transitions, & relationship challenges. I’m a trauma-informed therapist & I utilize various therapeutic interventions including Emotionally Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, & Mindfulness. I support clients as they learn to allow emotions to inform rather than control. I am committed to creating a space that is inclusive & affirming to all who seek support.
(503) 506-6276 View (503) 506-6276
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Eden Baron-Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97205
Waitlist for new clients
You came here because you have a desire to deepen your relationship with yourself and others, you feel stuck in patterns you hope to change, are processing trauma, or are looking to reclaim lost parts of yourself. You have come to the right place. Working with adults with childhood trauma/complex trauma, couples/relational systems, chronic pain/illness, and queer/trans/non-binary individuals and relationships, I create spaces for care and collaboration. I hope to assist you in building a bridge to yourself that unlocks your inner wisdom and weaves together the vast embroidery of stories, sensations, and emotions in your life.
You came here because you have a desire to deepen your relationship with yourself and others, you feel stuck in patterns you hope to change, are processing trauma, or are looking to reclaim lost parts of yourself. You have come to the right place. Working with adults with childhood trauma/complex trauma, couples/relational systems, chronic pain/illness, and queer/trans/non-binary individuals and relationships, I create spaces for care and collaboration. I hope to assist you in building a bridge to yourself that unlocks your inner wisdom and weaves together the vast embroidery of stories, sensations, and emotions in your life.
(971) 365-4866 View (971) 365-4866
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Jonathan Robert
MEd
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214
**Currently focusing on web-based video sessions during Covid-19 issues - let's all be safe** We, as humans, create long-lasting patterns of beliefs and actions to help cope with life’s difficulties. However, as time passes, these deeply rooted patterns can cause growing pains. They also, unfortunately, become shadowed and intertwined in our selves. Like a tree’s thick roots, they need to be carefully excavated, nurtured, and soothed before they can be changed. My goal is to help you to see the internal struggle with your patterns and ease the pain around them so you can fill your day with joy and happiness.
**Currently focusing on web-based video sessions during Covid-19 issues - let's all be safe** We, as humans, create long-lasting patterns of beliefs and actions to help cope with life’s difficulties. However, as time passes, these deeply rooted patterns can cause growing pains. They also, unfortunately, become shadowed and intertwined in our selves. Like a tree’s thick roots, they need to be carefully excavated, nurtured, and soothed before they can be changed. My goal is to help you to see the internal struggle with your patterns and ease the pain around them so you can fill your day with joy and happiness.
(971) 717-2227 View (971) 717-2227
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Deborah Lyda High
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97217  (Online Only)
The act of doing therapy is a bit like tending to a garden; it takes diligence and care to achieve growth! It sounds challenging I know, but the outcomes and successes of working on yourself and your relationships far outweigh the negatives. We all have gardens that need occasional weeding and replanting, and when we are not taking care of ourselves, we can experience feelings of depression, anxiety, restlessness and frustration. In choosing to work with me, I will guide and encourage you by providing the necessary tools and resources that allow you to create a healthy and bountiful garden of your own.
The act of doing therapy is a bit like tending to a garden; it takes diligence and care to achieve growth! It sounds challenging I know, but the outcomes and successes of working on yourself and your relationships far outweigh the negatives. We all have gardens that need occasional weeding and replanting, and when we are not taking care of ourselves, we can experience feelings of depression, anxiety, restlessness and frustration. In choosing to work with me, I will guide and encourage you by providing the necessary tools and resources that allow you to create a healthy and bountiful garden of your own.
(503) 564-1904 View (503) 564-1904
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Caleb Abrams
CSAT, CCTP, CLC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97232  (Online Only)
Caleb is Certified in the Treatment of Sexual Addiction, is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Ordained Minister, Certified Life Coach, with a Masters of Psychology in Counseling and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. Caleb specializes in helping men work through sex addiction but provides counseling services for all kinds of addictions. He also works with clients that are struggling with anxiety, addictive behaviors, depression, PTSD, emotional abuse, mental abuse and trauma of various kinds. His passion is to provide a safe space for his clients and to walk hand-in-hand with them, guiding them through the healing process.
Caleb is Certified in the Treatment of Sexual Addiction, is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Ordained Minister, Certified Life Coach, with a Masters of Psychology in Counseling and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. Caleb specializes in helping men work through sex addiction but provides counseling services for all kinds of addictions. He also works with clients that are struggling with anxiety, addictive behaviors, depression, PTSD, emotional abuse, mental abuse and trauma of various kinds. His passion is to provide a safe space for his clients and to walk hand-in-hand with them, guiding them through the healing process.
(207) 259-4977 View (207) 259-4977
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Sarah Kushner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, CRC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Whatever you bring to counseling, there is space for you here. I believe that we all have innate capacity to grow through our difficulties, and that my role is to help you discover and enhance your strengths in a way that compliments who you are at this point in your life. I help Oregonians like you, whether this is your first experience with therapy or you have worked with a counselor before. I take my cues from you, and together we will build a therapeutic relationship focused on achieving your goals.
Whatever you bring to counseling, there is space for you here. I believe that we all have innate capacity to grow through our difficulties, and that my role is to help you discover and enhance your strengths in a way that compliments who you are at this point in your life. I help Oregonians like you, whether this is your first experience with therapy or you have worked with a counselor before. I take my cues from you, and together we will build a therapeutic relationship focused on achieving your goals.
(503) 727-3750 View (503) 727-3750
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Lucy Dao
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
I believe each person is the expert on their own life. My role as a therapist is to advocate for your healing through using my training and knowledge to accompany you on your journey. I have enjoyed my experience working with teens and adults of all ages with struggles of anxiety, depression, attachment-issues, self-esteem, stress, racial identity, generational trauma and intergenerational cultural dissonance. Therapy is most successful when there is authenticity and therapeutic alliance. I look forward to doing the work with you and being witness to your healing.
I believe each person is the expert on their own life. My role as a therapist is to advocate for your healing through using my training and knowledge to accompany you on your journey. I have enjoyed my experience working with teens and adults of all ages with struggles of anxiety, depression, attachment-issues, self-esteem, stress, racial identity, generational trauma and intergenerational cultural dissonance. Therapy is most successful when there is authenticity and therapeutic alliance. I look forward to doing the work with you and being witness to your healing.
(503) 468-4931 View (503) 468-4931
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J.C. Stewart
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97214
I have done some of my best work therapeutically with clients who have a hard time being kind to themselves. I've found that patterns of self-criticism or even self-harm often, though not always, originate in dynamics that were present at home growing up. Challenges from childhood, adolescence and young adulthood can continue to affect your daily life, including your functioning and relationships, and I'm here to help. I'm proud to work with members of the LGBTQ+ communities.
I have done some of my best work therapeutically with clients who have a hard time being kind to themselves. I've found that patterns of self-criticism or even self-harm often, though not always, originate in dynamics that were present at home growing up. Challenges from childhood, adolescence and young adulthood can continue to affect your daily life, including your functioning and relationships, and I'm here to help. I'm proud to work with members of the LGBTQ+ communities.
(503) 741-2801 View (503) 741-2801
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Clinton T Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97202
My clients often come into therapy feeling some version of stuck: whether in a relationship, a perspective, or a pattern of behavior. My psychodynamic training has taught me it’s important to understand why this stuckness is happening, but how we manage our thoughts and feelings is equally important, so I like to use a blend of therapeutic modalities to tailor my approach to each client. I also love working with new and expecting fathers. It's common to experience a complex flood of emotions including anger, grief, and fear, and I find there is often great need for support during this significant phase of life transition.
My clients often come into therapy feeling some version of stuck: whether in a relationship, a perspective, or a pattern of behavior. My psychodynamic training has taught me it’s important to understand why this stuckness is happening, but how we manage our thoughts and feelings is equally important, so I like to use a blend of therapeutic modalities to tailor my approach to each client. I also love working with new and expecting fathers. It's common to experience a complex flood of emotions including anger, grief, and fear, and I find there is often great need for support during this significant phase of life transition.
(310) 363-0689 View (310) 363-0689
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Emmi Gordon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
NOT currently accept new clients. As an LCSW with a compassionate, direct, and non-judgmental approach, my goal is to provide a safe space for you to heal and grow.
NOT currently accept new clients. As an LCSW with a compassionate, direct, and non-judgmental approach, my goal is to provide a safe space for you to heal and grow.
(503) 766-5587 View (503) 766-5587
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Erin L Cook
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97205
Immediate availability (within two weeks) for psychological assessment. I am currently accepting new clients for assessment. My psychological assessments are comprehensive and address the multifaceted aspects of each person I evaluate. Each assessment includes recommendations and individualized feedback. Testing can help to clarify treatment goals, improve therapeutic outcomes, increase self-awareness, and provide recommendations for accommodations at work and/or school.
Immediate availability (within two weeks) for psychological assessment. I am currently accepting new clients for assessment. My psychological assessments are comprehensive and address the multifaceted aspects of each person I evaluate. Each assessment includes recommendations and individualized feedback. Testing can help to clarify treatment goals, improve therapeutic outcomes, increase self-awareness, and provide recommendations for accommodations at work and/or school.
(971) 571-5396 View (971) 571-5396

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Portland, OR

3,000+

Average cost per session

$159

Therapists in Portland, OR who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

54% PacificSource
47% Aetna
37% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Portland, OR see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
21% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Portland?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.