Therapists in Kenton, Portland, OR

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Jana Kreofsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kenton, Portland, OR 97217  (Online Only)
I believe each person has the power and knowledge within them to move towards increased wellness and healing. Due to many factors we can lose track of our best selves, feel off course and get overwhelmed. Some of these factors include trauma, chronic stress, oppression, loss, abuse, lack of healthy modeling, low self esteem, reliance on substances and self-medicating, and much more. No matter how we get off course, therapy is a powerful tool that can help us understand how we have come to this specific place in our lives, as well as help us to look at where we want to go and who we want to become moving forward.
I believe each person has the power and knowledge within them to move towards increased wellness and healing. Due to many factors we can lose track of our best selves, feel off course and get overwhelmed. Some of these factors include trauma, chronic stress, oppression, loss, abuse, lack of healthy modeling, low self esteem, reliance on substances and self-medicating, and much more. No matter how we get off course, therapy is a powerful tool that can help us understand how we have come to this specific place in our lives, as well as help us to look at where we want to go and who we want to become moving forward.
(971) 365-3971 View (971) 365-3971
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Max Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kenton, Portland, OR 97217  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Currently not accepting new clients. I imagine you might be here looking for something different in your life. Maybe that’s change, connection, autonomy, or shifts in relationship patterns. I help people on their journey to find connection that feels nourishing and interconnected in their relationships. In counseling I aim to create a safe environment so that we can begin to explore your inner world. I work with a variety of diverse relationship structures, including families, blended families, couples, monogamous, polyamorous, and ethically non-monogamous relationships, as well as friendships and individuals.
Currently not accepting new clients. I imagine you might be here looking for something different in your life. Maybe that’s change, connection, autonomy, or shifts in relationship patterns. I help people on their journey to find connection that feels nourishing and interconnected in their relationships. In counseling I aim to create a safe environment so that we can begin to explore your inner world. I work with a variety of diverse relationship structures, including families, blended families, couples, monogamous, polyamorous, and ethically non-monogamous relationships, as well as friendships and individuals.
(971) 233-4109 View (971) 233-4109
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Edward Quedado
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kenton, Portland, OR 97217  (Online Only)
I believe psychotherapy is a project between two people where sources of emotional pain and anguish are discovered and revisited, where what has been denied, unimagined, forgotten, or come to be unspeakable can become imagined, felt and spoken. The process generates an understanding of ourselves that is vastly more dynamic than what our relationships, politics and culture allow, leading to the easing of suffering and the creation of new possibilities.
I believe psychotherapy is a project between two people where sources of emotional pain and anguish are discovered and revisited, where what has been denied, unimagined, forgotten, or come to be unspeakable can become imagined, felt and spoken. The process generates an understanding of ourselves that is vastly more dynamic than what our relationships, politics and culture allow, leading to the easing of suffering and the creation of new possibilities.
(503) 664-9510 View (503) 664-9510
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Hawthorne Healing Center, LLC - Courtney Arban
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kenton, Portland, OR 97217  (Online Only)
If you're struggling to cope with life's challenges, yet hoping to find greater peace and fulfillment, I may be able to help. In honoring the collaborative nature of counseling, I intend to be present and compassionately walk alongside you as you deepen your understanding of self. I provide individual therapy and aid in increasing self-awareness and self-esteem, facing challenging life transitions, processing trauma, managing moods, becoming more assertive and setting healthier boundaries, and improving communication and intimacy in relationships (including parenting).
If you're struggling to cope with life's challenges, yet hoping to find greater peace and fulfillment, I may be able to help. In honoring the collaborative nature of counseling, I intend to be present and compassionately walk alongside you as you deepen your understanding of self. I provide individual therapy and aid in increasing self-awareness and self-esteem, facing challenging life transitions, processing trauma, managing moods, becoming more assertive and setting healthier boundaries, and improving communication and intimacy in relationships (including parenting).
(503) 843-8467 View (503) 843-8467
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Jennifer Levi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kenton, Portland, OR 97217  (Online Only)
We all have the capacity to heal. My goal is to create a safe and supportive space for you to find your truth from within. I approach with a trauma informed curiosity and engage in multiple modalities of intervention. My clinical experience has been in health care supporting individuals and the people that care about them cope with significant life changes related to health, loss, adjustment and grief. I have experience working in an interprofessional setting and have learned how to navigate successful relationships with my health care partners. I also teach in the graduate school of social work at Portland State University.
We all have the capacity to heal. My goal is to create a safe and supportive space for you to find your truth from within. I approach with a trauma informed curiosity and engage in multiple modalities of intervention. My clinical experience has been in health care supporting individuals and the people that care about them cope with significant life changes related to health, loss, adjustment and grief. I have experience working in an interprofessional setting and have learned how to navigate successful relationships with my health care partners. I also teach in the graduate school of social work at Portland State University.
(503) 743-0615 View (503) 743-0615
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Shauri Bunch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kenton, Portland, OR 97217  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life is a journey that sometimes has a lot more bumps in the road than we anticipated. The often complicated challenges can leave us feeling stuck, depressed and anxious. Looking for the right therapist to help can be a confusing and frustrating task. I offer a very safe, empathetic, non-judgemental environment where we will work together to understand the issues that are troubling you and then create practical, common sense solutions. Change can be uncomfortable but also incredibly rewarding. I work with clients in a respectful, collaborative way that often even allows us to have some fun in the process.
Life is a journey that sometimes has a lot more bumps in the road than we anticipated. The often complicated challenges can leave us feeling stuck, depressed and anxious. Looking for the right therapist to help can be a confusing and frustrating task. I offer a very safe, empathetic, non-judgemental environment where we will work together to understand the issues that are troubling you and then create practical, common sense solutions. Change can be uncomfortable but also incredibly rewarding. I work with clients in a respectful, collaborative way that often even allows us to have some fun in the process.
(503) 446-2059 View (503) 446-2059
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Teresa R Field
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kenton, Portland, OR 97217  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Relationship to Self is the foundation for all of our relationships, including our connections to the landscapes in which we live and through which we travel. I provide a relaxed therapeutic environment, often incorporating humor, where we can collaborate to identify and build upon existing strengths, deepen insights, expand mind/body connections, and increase motivation to move forward on a preferred path. My direct, interactive approach, combined with deep compassion, respectfully supports my clients’ healing process, inviting them more fully into the present and more fully into their embodied, authentic Self.
Relationship to Self is the foundation for all of our relationships, including our connections to the landscapes in which we live and through which we travel. I provide a relaxed therapeutic environment, often incorporating humor, where we can collaborate to identify and build upon existing strengths, deepen insights, expand mind/body connections, and increase motivation to move forward on a preferred path. My direct, interactive approach, combined with deep compassion, respectfully supports my clients’ healing process, inviting them more fully into the present and more fully into their embodied, authentic Self.
(971) 328-4809 View (971) 328-4809
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Jennifer Andrews
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kenton, Portland, OR 97217
Healing is available to you. Deep down, we all have the power to heal. Starting therapy takes courage, and it's not always easy to stick with it. But the changes it can bring to your life are huge. In our work together I strive to invite you to discover things about yourself you never knew, find parts of yourself you thought were lost, and learn how to bounce back stronger when life gets tough. I'm here to walk with you through this journey, gently helping you tap into your own inner wisdom where healing, growth, and a new you are waiting.
Healing is available to you. Deep down, we all have the power to heal. Starting therapy takes courage, and it's not always easy to stick with it. But the changes it can bring to your life are huge. In our work together I strive to invite you to discover things about yourself you never knew, find parts of yourself you thought were lost, and learn how to bounce back stronger when life gets tough. I'm here to walk with you through this journey, gently helping you tap into your own inner wisdom where healing, growth, and a new you are waiting.
(541) 329-3330 View (541) 329-3330
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Grace J Hamilton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Kenton, Portland, OR 97219  (Online Only)
As of 6/27/24: Please note that scheduling a consultation appointment does not guarantee you an ongoing appointment time, and you may be added to a waitlist depending on availability. Please visit my website www.embarkcounselingnw.com to request a free consultation appointment. I provide child & adolescent counseling to address: LGBTQ+, Identity, and more.
As of 6/27/24: Please note that scheduling a consultation appointment does not guarantee you an ongoing appointment time, and you may be added to a waitlist depending on availability. Please visit my website www.embarkcounselingnw.com to request a free consultation appointment. I provide child & adolescent counseling to address: LGBTQ+, Identity, and more.
(971) 206-9408 View (971) 206-9408
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Amy McDonald
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, CSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kenton, Portland, OR 97217
First things first: I have limited availability, during the day on Tuesday and Friday, for individual therapy and/or couples therapy. If you have or no someone who would find support in a Chronic Lyme therapy group for men (trans and non-binary folx VERY welcome) please reach out to me. This closed group will start Winter 2024, meet bi-weekly and focus on community/solidarity, navigating care systems, myths about Lyme, system failure and chronic illness, the haunting of "the good sick person", anger and illness, and much more.
First things first: I have limited availability, during the day on Tuesday and Friday, for individual therapy and/or couples therapy. If you have or no someone who would find support in a Chronic Lyme therapy group for men (trans and non-binary folx VERY welcome) please reach out to me. This closed group will start Winter 2024, meet bi-weekly and focus on community/solidarity, navigating care systems, myths about Lyme, system failure and chronic illness, the haunting of "the good sick person", anger and illness, and much more.
(503) 974-3495 View (503) 974-3495
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Amanda J Kruszka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kenton, Portland, OR 97217  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a queer, trauma-informed Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience connecting with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds, ethnicities, and social populations, specializing in LGBTQ+
I am a queer, trauma-informed Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience connecting with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds, ethnicities, and social populations, specializing in LGBTQ+
(503) 543-1466 View (503) 543-1466
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Otoniel Toni Calderon
LPC Intern, MA
Verified Verified
Kenton, Portland, OR 97217  (Online Only)
As a survivor of long-term childhood abuse, I am passionate about helping people heal from their traumas and thrive. I have lived experience with complex trauma, anxiety, and depression; which helps me be more understanding, compassionate, and empathetic. My goal is to help you be the healthiest you that you can be. If you are experiencing barriers or challenges to achieving this, my aim is to provide you with the needed support and professional expertise to help you overcome them.
As a survivor of long-term childhood abuse, I am passionate about helping people heal from their traumas and thrive. I have lived experience with complex trauma, anxiety, and depression; which helps me be more understanding, compassionate, and empathetic. My goal is to help you be the healthiest you that you can be. If you are experiencing barriers or challenges to achieving this, my aim is to provide you with the needed support and professional expertise to help you overcome them.
(971) 298-3935 View (971) 298-3935
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Asterales Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kenton, Portland, OR 97217  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I’m Jessica Glover, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing for over 16 years. I believe people are nuanced and complex and benefit most with the use of an eclectic therapeutic approach. We will work together to find the most beneficial therapy practice that aligns with your personal needs and therapeutic goals. I focus primarily on working with Neurodivergent Adults to help them understand more about how the Neurodiverse brain functions differently than a Neurotypical brain. I want to work with you to make the best plan for both day to day goals, and support your dreams in a Neurodiverse and Inclusive way.
I’m Jessica Glover, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing for over 16 years. I believe people are nuanced and complex and benefit most with the use of an eclectic therapeutic approach. We will work together to find the most beneficial therapy practice that aligns with your personal needs and therapeutic goals. I focus primarily on working with Neurodivergent Adults to help them understand more about how the Neurodiverse brain functions differently than a Neurotypical brain. I want to work with you to make the best plan for both day to day goals, and support your dreams in a Neurodiverse and Inclusive way.
(503) 483-8329 View (503) 483-8329
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Wildwood Mind and Body, LLC
Professional Counselor Associate, MBA
Verified Verified
Kenton, Portland, OR 97217  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Brad Pankey. I am honored to co-navigate the therapeutic experience with clients who: (1 ) feel like their life is getting smaller over time; (2) think about food and/or their body all day; (3) feel stuck in their heads amongst a whirlwind of thoughts; (4) feel as though they are living a life that lacks meaning; (5) who feel trapped by needing to control every aspect of their life; and (6) are experiencing crushing grief and life transitions. The clients who come to me are ready for change and interested in trying something new in therapy. They appreciate humor and a therapist who listens with an open heart.
Welcome! My name is Brad Pankey. I am honored to co-navigate the therapeutic experience with clients who: (1 ) feel like their life is getting smaller over time; (2) think about food and/or their body all day; (3) feel stuck in their heads amongst a whirlwind of thoughts; (4) feel as though they are living a life that lacks meaning; (5) who feel trapped by needing to control every aspect of their life; and (6) are experiencing crushing grief and life transitions. The clients who come to me are ready for change and interested in trying something new in therapy. They appreciate humor and a therapist who listens with an open heart.
(503) 966-4043 View (503) 966-4043
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Elyse Beckman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, CADC
Verified Verified
Kenton, Portland, OR 97217
I am excited to join you in your journey and invite you into my practice. By nature, I am a relational therapist. I believe that we work best in relation to others. I understand that connection is very healing and existing at the same time our relationships provide challenges. I work hard to build trust in our therapeutic relationship to ensure you feel seen and heard. I help clients examine all the relationships in their lives—whether with the self, others or even their vices—I embrace a solution-focused, client-centered perspective to help facilitate the process of change. YOU matter in this process.
I am excited to join you in your journey and invite you into my practice. By nature, I am a relational therapist. I believe that we work best in relation to others. I understand that connection is very healing and existing at the same time our relationships provide challenges. I work hard to build trust in our therapeutic relationship to ensure you feel seen and heard. I help clients examine all the relationships in their lives—whether with the self, others or even their vices—I embrace a solution-focused, client-centered perspective to help facilitate the process of change. YOU matter in this process.
(503) 966-5185 View (503) 966-5185
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Sāsha Hamilton-Wooten
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
Kenton, Portland, OR 97203
Hi there, and thank you for taking the first step towards healing. I know that life can be tough, and sometimes it can feel like the challenges we face are too much to handle. Whether you are a transracial adoptee family stuggling to create a racially neutral space, navigating divorce, or feeling lost and anxious, I want you to know that I understand. Taking both a experiential and narrative approach to listening and understanding your story, I am passionate about working with couples, children, families, and teens. I'll help you explore your inner strengths and resilience, and together, we'll find a path forward towards healing.
Hi there, and thank you for taking the first step towards healing. I know that life can be tough, and sometimes it can feel like the challenges we face are too much to handle. Whether you are a transracial adoptee family stuggling to create a racially neutral space, navigating divorce, or feeling lost and anxious, I want you to know that I understand. Taking both a experiential and narrative approach to listening and understanding your story, I am passionate about working with couples, children, families, and teens. I'll help you explore your inner strengths and resilience, and together, we'll find a path forward towards healing.
(360) 505-4590 View (360) 505-4590
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Skylar T Tharp
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Kenton, Portland, OR 97217
Currently accepting new clients. Trauma, attachment + identity impact people in different ways. Do you often feel detached or numb? Do you avoid thinking about the past or self-medicate? Are you concerned about your parenting? Do you often find yourself in difficult relationships? Are you concerned about your memory? Do you feel sad or anxious a lot? Are you "stuck" in the same pattern? Do you have trouble trusting people? Are you irritable most of the time? Do you feel like you don't know yourself or your purpose? Do you feel incomplete or want meaning in life? If you answered yes to any-I believe I could be a good fit for you.
Currently accepting new clients. Trauma, attachment + identity impact people in different ways. Do you often feel detached or numb? Do you avoid thinking about the past or self-medicate? Are you concerned about your parenting? Do you often find yourself in difficult relationships? Are you concerned about your memory? Do you feel sad or anxious a lot? Are you "stuck" in the same pattern? Do you have trouble trusting people? Are you irritable most of the time? Do you feel like you don't know yourself or your purpose? Do you feel incomplete or want meaning in life? If you answered yes to any-I believe I could be a good fit for you.
(360) 869-0118 View (360) 869-0118
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Casey Campbell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Kenton, Portland, OR 97217  (Online Only)
I have over 10 years of experience helping people change. Change can be scary, challenging, exhilarating, and fulfilling. I help facilitate change by developing a close therapeutic relationship with clients and by utilizing evidence based therapies, and my well developed intuition to identify the source of your problem and the best pathway forward. I specialize in treating motivational difficulties, depression, anxiety, and self defeating behaviors. I also help with existential issues, such as finding meaning, discovering passions, and developing and sustaining close relationships.
I have over 10 years of experience helping people change. Change can be scary, challenging, exhilarating, and fulfilling. I help facilitate change by developing a close therapeutic relationship with clients and by utilizing evidence based therapies, and my well developed intuition to identify the source of your problem and the best pathway forward. I specialize in treating motivational difficulties, depression, anxiety, and self defeating behaviors. I also help with existential issues, such as finding meaning, discovering passions, and developing and sustaining close relationships.
(503) 405-4434 View (503) 405-4434
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Lolo Halman
MA, DiplPW
Verified Verified
Kenton, Portland, OR 97217
I support individuals, couples, and families towards growth and healing using a mix of embodied approaches and communication skill-building techniques. I work with clients navigating relationship challenges, exploring non-monogamous dynamics, and seeking to deepen their self-awareness. My approach is client-centered, collaborative, and tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual, partnership, or family.
I support individuals, couples, and families towards growth and healing using a mix of embodied approaches and communication skill-building techniques. I work with clients navigating relationship challenges, exploring non-monogamous dynamics, and seeking to deepen their self-awareness. My approach is client-centered, collaborative, and tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual, partnership, or family.
(971) 257-1672 View (971) 257-1672
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Caitlin Gibb
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kenton, Portland, OR 97217
My approach to therapy is relational, collaborative, and in-depth. Together, we will cultivate kindness and curiosity for your experiences, thoughts, and emotions. Self-exploration and honest feedback with an attuned listener can strengthen our capacity to be in fulfilling, authentic relationship with ourself and others. As you are ready, we can explore new narratives & develop practices that alleviate anxiety and depression, creating more space for acceptance, ease and joy.
My approach to therapy is relational, collaborative, and in-depth. Together, we will cultivate kindness and curiosity for your experiences, thoughts, and emotions. Self-exploration and honest feedback with an attuned listener can strengthen our capacity to be in fulfilling, authentic relationship with ourself and others. As you are ready, we can explore new narratives & develop practices that alleviate anxiety and depression, creating more space for acceptance, ease and joy.
(971) 257-6707 View (971) 257-6707
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Number of Therapists in Kenton, Portland, OR

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Kenton, Portland, OR who prioritize treating:

76% Anxiety
76% Self Esteem
71% Stress
67% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
62% Depression
62% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Oregon Health Plan (OHP)
46% Aetna
31% Other

How Therapists in Kenton, Portland, OR see their clients

66% Online Only
34% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

65% Female
30% Male
5% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Kenton, Portland?

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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.