Therapists in Salem, OR

Photo of Justin James Johannson, MS, CRC, LPC-Int, LPC Intern
Justin James Johannson
LPC Intern, MS, CRC, LPC-Int
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97302
"Our action may be impeded... but there can be no impeding our intentions or dispositions. Because we can accommodate and adapt." -Marcus Aurelius My name is Justin Johannson, a person-first cognitive therapist, welcome to my profile! It is my belief that with enough self-awareness, wisdom, and calculated direction, no challenge, obstacle or struggle is insurmountable. Whether you are someone that struggles with the daily rigors of mental health illness, such as anxiety or depression, or are seeking aid and guidance with the overwhelming demands of life - I am here to help. I am here to walk beside you in your unique experience.
"Our action may be impeded... but there can be no impeding our intentions or dispositions. Because we can accommodate and adapt." -Marcus Aurelius My name is Justin Johannson, a person-first cognitive therapist, welcome to my profile! It is my belief that with enough self-awareness, wisdom, and calculated direction, no challenge, obstacle or struggle is insurmountable. Whether you are someone that struggles with the daily rigors of mental health illness, such as anxiety or depression, or are seeking aid and guidance with the overwhelming demands of life - I am here to help. I am here to walk beside you in your unique experience.
(503) 676-6390 View (503) 676-6390
Photo of Anthony Gagliardo, MSW, LCSW, MAC, CCHT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Anthony Gagliardo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MAC, CCHT
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97301
Not accepting new clients
Many of my clients would agree that what they look for in a counselor is someone who "has been there themselves." They look for someone that has the education and experience to successfully assist them. I have that combination of personal experiences and educational background. My goal is to help you feel better, cope with life, and get on the path to a more happy and productive life. I will teach you to identify, solve, and cope with problems. I am Psychedelic's friendly.
Many of my clients would agree that what they look for in a counselor is someone who "has been there themselves." They look for someone that has the education and experience to successfully assist them. I have that combination of personal experiences and educational background. My goal is to help you feel better, cope with life, and get on the path to a more happy and productive life. I will teach you to identify, solve, and cope with problems. I am Psychedelic's friendly.
(503) 581-7550 View (503) 581-7550
Photo of Stenet Palmer Frost - C2MeCC, LLC Stenet Palmer Frost , MA, LPC-S, Licensed Professional Counselor
C2MeCC, LLC Stenet Palmer Frost
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301
We at Committed 2 Me Counseling Center, LLC (C2MeCC, LLC) Love, LoVE, LOVE what we do, however, the therapy journey can be an emotionally painful one. You will be sharing information with this therapist that you would not share with a best friend. This process takes time, effort, trust and not to mention money. You should feel comfortable about the therapy process and the therapist. C2MECC, LLC suggest to anyone seeking therapy to “try on” a therapist like you would a pair of new shoes. If it is a good fit, you know it. If it is not, well, you know that too.
We at Committed 2 Me Counseling Center, LLC (C2MeCC, LLC) Love, LoVE, LOVE what we do, however, the therapy journey can be an emotionally painful one. You will be sharing information with this therapist that you would not share with a best friend. This process takes time, effort, trust and not to mention money. You should feel comfortable about the therapy process and the therapist. C2MECC, LLC suggest to anyone seeking therapy to “try on” a therapist like you would a pair of new shoes. If it is a good fit, you know it. If it is not, well, you know that too.
(430) 205-2523 View (430) 205-2523
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Stepping Stones Individual/Relationship Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMin, ThM, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301
I am convinced there is HOPE in your circumstances. You can reach an optimum state of mental health. I employ an eclectic approach with a strong reliance on both cognitive-behavioral and emotion focused modalities. Within you there lies a myriad history of life circumstance, cultural influence, spiritual richness, and challenge that has formed who you are. Walking along with each individual, couple or family, it is my privilege to explore life together, to hear your story, and to design a plan that allows for the optimum life experience. There is HOPE!
I am convinced there is HOPE in your circumstances. You can reach an optimum state of mental health. I employ an eclectic approach with a strong reliance on both cognitive-behavioral and emotion focused modalities. Within you there lies a myriad history of life circumstance, cultural influence, spiritual richness, and challenge that has formed who you are. Walking along with each individual, couple or family, it is my privilege to explore life together, to hear your story, and to design a plan that allows for the optimum life experience. There is HOPE!
(503) 743-6209 View (503) 743-6209
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Sharon Cooper-Barth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97306  (Online Only)
Abuse is something that affects a lot of people and in various different ways. It is something that can be hidden from the world and no one will know the pain the individual is going through. It is quiet and insidious, leaving lasting effects. It can creep up on you and make you feel alone in the world full of people. It can leave you feeling misunderstood, alone, and/or broken. There are ways to work through the trauma, safeguard yourself, and heal from parts of the abuse. You will rebuild yourself esteem, sense of self, and confidence in the process of healing. Everyone's journey is different.
Abuse is something that affects a lot of people and in various different ways. It is something that can be hidden from the world and no one will know the pain the individual is going through. It is quiet and insidious, leaving lasting effects. It can creep up on you and make you feel alone in the world full of people. It can leave you feeling misunderstood, alone, and/or broken. There are ways to work through the trauma, safeguard yourself, and heal from parts of the abuse. You will rebuild yourself esteem, sense of self, and confidence in the process of healing. Everyone's journey is different.
(503) 308-7365 View (503) 308-7365
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Heather Bradshaw
Counselor, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97302
Life is full of opportunities in which we can grow! Sometimes these growth opportunities are unexpected or unwelcome and sometimes they are purposeful and intentional. Whatever your growth opportunity may be, I am honored to walk through the process with you and see what you discover.
Life is full of opportunities in which we can grow! Sometimes these growth opportunities are unexpected or unwelcome and sometimes they are purposeful and intentional. Whatever your growth opportunity may be, I am honored to walk through the process with you and see what you discover.
(503) 917-3786 View (503) 917-3786
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Jessica Beitel
LPC Intern, QMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301
I specialize in working with adults and children who experience trauma. Trauma can interrupt healthy development in the brain and body, particularly during formative years. I can assess, diagnose, and intervene with mental health disorders using evidence based treatment plans that target my client's unique goals. Risk assessment is another important aspect of trauma-informed care for clients with urges to harm themselves or others. I may involve my team of professional colleagues in treatment as needed, including more qualified LPCs, a skills trainer, and a yoga & movement instructor.
I specialize in working with adults and children who experience trauma. Trauma can interrupt healthy development in the brain and body, particularly during formative years. I can assess, diagnose, and intervene with mental health disorders using evidence based treatment plans that target my client's unique goals. Risk assessment is another important aspect of trauma-informed care for clients with urges to harm themselves or others. I may involve my team of professional colleagues in treatment as needed, including more qualified LPCs, a skills trainer, and a yoga & movement instructor.
(503) 461-1380 View (503) 461-1380
Photo of Jennifer Heine, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jennifer Heine
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97304
Life can be heavy, overwhelming, and confusing at times - it can be hard to find connection, feel understood, and valued. Sometimes we all struggle to bring our emotions back into balance, handle difficult feelings, or be effective in relationships. I am here to walk alongside of you through these times. As a therapist who focuses on attachment and connection, we work together in a secure and judgement-free environment where you can learn more about yourself, make goals and create a more meaningful life.
Life can be heavy, overwhelming, and confusing at times - it can be hard to find connection, feel understood, and valued. Sometimes we all struggle to bring our emotions back into balance, handle difficult feelings, or be effective in relationships. I am here to walk alongside of you through these times. As a therapist who focuses on attachment and connection, we work together in a secure and judgement-free environment where you can learn more about yourself, make goals and create a more meaningful life.
(971) 273-5731 View (971) 273-5731
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Joleena Abrams
CCTSA, CBTC, CMEMI, MA
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97301  (Online Only)
Joleena is Certified in the Treatment of Sexual Addiction, is a Certified Betrayal Trauma Coach, a Certified Clinical Trauma and Addiction Specialist with a Masters of Psychology in Grief Counseling, and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. Joleena specializes in helping couples working through betrayal and addiction of all kinds. She also works with clients that are struggling with anxiety, addictive behaviors, depression, PTSD, emotional abuse, mental abuse and trauma of various kinds. Her passion is to provide a safe space for her clients and to walk hand-in-hand with them, guiding them through the healing process.
Joleena is Certified in the Treatment of Sexual Addiction, is a Certified Betrayal Trauma Coach, a Certified Clinical Trauma and Addiction Specialist with a Masters of Psychology in Grief Counseling, and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. Joleena specializes in helping couples working through betrayal and addiction of all kinds. She also works with clients that are struggling with anxiety, addictive behaviors, depression, PTSD, emotional abuse, mental abuse and trauma of various kinds. Her passion is to provide a safe space for her clients and to walk hand-in-hand with them, guiding them through the healing process.
(507) 216-9367 View (507) 216-9367
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Enlighten Counseling and Consulting, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CRC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97304
Waitlist for new clients
Waitlist for new clients both in person and telehealth - Are you someone who is looking to make changes in your current way of being? Hoping to unlock patterns that have kept you stuck? Looking to live a life of meaning? I am passionate about helping others to discover more about themselves, and to live a life of freedom from past conditioning and experiences through a combination of therapeutic approaches to provide you with the tools you need for greater understanding and insight.
Waitlist for new clients both in person and telehealth - Are you someone who is looking to make changes in your current way of being? Hoping to unlock patterns that have kept you stuck? Looking to live a life of meaning? I am passionate about helping others to discover more about themselves, and to live a life of freedom from past conditioning and experiences through a combination of therapeutic approaches to provide you with the tools you need for greater understanding and insight.
(503) 386-0388 View (503) 386-0388
Photo of Rebecca Snyder Ahnsdotter, MSW, CSWA, QMHP-R, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Rebecca Snyder Ahnsdotter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CSWA, QMHP-R
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97302
Waitlist for new clients
When you walk through my office door you will be greeted with warmth and compassion. Whether you are overwhelmed by life and it’s varying demands and disappointments, or struggling through a life transition, devastating loss, work or relationship stress or conflict, I will provide a safe, empathetic space for you as we explore your personal history and background as well as your inner and outer worlds in search of greater understanding, awareness and acceptance. I believe everyone holds a deep, abiding source of internal strength, wisdom, and hope, and I will walk alongside you as we uncover these peace-giving resources together.
When you walk through my office door you will be greeted with warmth and compassion. Whether you are overwhelmed by life and it’s varying demands and disappointments, or struggling through a life transition, devastating loss, work or relationship stress or conflict, I will provide a safe, empathetic space for you as we explore your personal history and background as well as your inner and outer worlds in search of greater understanding, awareness and acceptance. I believe everyone holds a deep, abiding source of internal strength, wisdom, and hope, and I will walk alongside you as we uncover these peace-giving resources together.
(541) 209-5844 View (541) 209-5844
Photo of Ryan Connor, DMin, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Ryan Connor
Licensed Professional Counselor, DMin, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301
Maybe, you're looking for help with your marriage, or help with a personal life issue, or you want to work through the pain of past hurts or the grief of a significant loss? Counseling provides the opportunity for healthy change, personal growth and healing. I work from an integrated Adlerian and cognitive-behavioral perspective. I focus on helping my clients change thoughts and actions, so they may better understand their problems and find healing from life's hurts, restore health to relationships, and develop helpful solutions to life's challenges.
Maybe, you're looking for help with your marriage, or help with a personal life issue, or you want to work through the pain of past hurts or the grief of a significant loss? Counseling provides the opportunity for healthy change, personal growth and healing. I work from an integrated Adlerian and cognitive-behavioral perspective. I focus on helping my clients change thoughts and actions, so they may better understand their problems and find healing from life's hurts, restore health to relationships, and develop helpful solutions to life's challenges.
(503) 396-4239 View (503) 396-4239
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Erica Yungen Ostergren
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97302
Not accepting new clients
I'm not currently taking new clients, but I'm so glad you are looking for a therapist! Deciding you want to do something differently is a powerful step. Together we will help you identify and master the tools and strategies that will help you live your best life despite whatever challenges life has given you. Call me and we can talk a bit about what you are looking for, and if I would be a good fit for you.
I'm not currently taking new clients, but I'm so glad you are looking for a therapist! Deciding you want to do something differently is a powerful step. Together we will help you identify and master the tools and strategies that will help you live your best life despite whatever challenges life has given you. Call me and we can talk a bit about what you are looking for, and if I would be a good fit for you.
(503) 217-2546 View (503) 217-2546
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Nicole Stiver
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97301  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes you just need to talk to someone. You may be hoping to make a change and you feel stuck or unsure where to begin. Or you are ready to redefine and rebuild your life after a big change, loss, or illness. Whatever it is, you want to feel content and connected in your world.
Sometimes you just need to talk to someone. You may be hoping to make a change and you feel stuck or unsure where to begin. Or you are ready to redefine and rebuild your life after a big change, loss, or illness. Whatever it is, you want to feel content and connected in your world.
(425) 640-7009 x9147 View (425) 640-7009 x9147
Photo of Sheryl Wakeling-Cook, MA, MFT, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Sheryl Wakeling-Cook
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97302  (Online Only)
You have decided to make some changes but do not know where to start. Your life, your marriage or your family, may seem out of control. You are a unique individual and you have within you great potential to make desired changes in your life. The relationship between client and therapist is based on trust and the hope filled possibility of that change. I will work with you as a collaborative guide to enable you to discover and map your chosen objectives. Small changes in your life will often results in positive changes in your relationships.
You have decided to make some changes but do not know where to start. Your life, your marriage or your family, may seem out of control. You are a unique individual and you have within you great potential to make desired changes in your life. The relationship between client and therapist is based on trust and the hope filled possibility of that change. I will work with you as a collaborative guide to enable you to discover and map your chosen objectives. Small changes in your life will often results in positive changes in your relationships.
(503) 563-7164 View (503) 563-7164
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Natalie (Nat) Day
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97301  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Natalie (Nat) Day is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and graduated from Boise State University with a Masters in Social Work in 2018. Over the last decade she has worked in a variety of settings including residential treatment, on-campus college counseling, substance abuse treatment, inpatient psychiatric care, and community mental health. Specializing in the treatment of trauma, addictions, and sexuality (with special focus on kink/BDSM/sex work), her approach to therapy is eclectic, drawing on a variety of evidenced based practices.
Natalie (Nat) Day is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and graduated from Boise State University with a Masters in Social Work in 2018. Over the last decade she has worked in a variety of settings including residential treatment, on-campus college counseling, substance abuse treatment, inpatient psychiatric care, and community mental health. Specializing in the treatment of trauma, addictions, and sexuality (with special focus on kink/BDSM/sex work), her approach to therapy is eclectic, drawing on a variety of evidenced based practices.
(801) 448-0771 x2 View (801) 448-0771 x2
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Ali Layton
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97301
By introduction I am a proponent of using life as the best teacher. For over thirty years I have learned through many personal experiences with family mental illness and crisis that telling our stories is crucial to healing. Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) is my chosen counseling approach that aids you as the client to discover solutions in your journey of therapy. Collaboratively my goal is to be a guide in your personal work to healing. I aspire to include Mindfulness techniques and integrating various interventions best suited to the individual to create a safe haven for positive change and growth.
By introduction I am a proponent of using life as the best teacher. For over thirty years I have learned through many personal experiences with family mental illness and crisis that telling our stories is crucial to healing. Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) is my chosen counseling approach that aids you as the client to discover solutions in your journey of therapy. Collaboratively my goal is to be a guide in your personal work to healing. I aspire to include Mindfulness techniques and integrating various interventions best suited to the individual to create a safe haven for positive change and growth.
(503) 832-4628 View (503) 832-4628
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Erika Avgi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97305  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Currently FULL. Waitlist available. My style of therapy is very individualized. I acknowledged the broad range of backgrounds and experiences that shape who and why we are the way we are. My goal is to create an environment that fosters safety and collaboration, encouraging you to be able to show up as your authentic self (and at times figuring out who that is). Working together you can expect to gain a deeper understanding of the neuroscience behind your thoughts/reactions/areas of difficulty, awareness into your mind, body, and soul, and take away tools, strategies, and techniques for addressing the areas of change you desire.
Currently FULL. Waitlist available. My style of therapy is very individualized. I acknowledged the broad range of backgrounds and experiences that shape who and why we are the way we are. My goal is to create an environment that fosters safety and collaboration, encouraging you to be able to show up as your authentic self (and at times figuring out who that is). Working together you can expect to gain a deeper understanding of the neuroscience behind your thoughts/reactions/areas of difficulty, awareness into your mind, body, and soul, and take away tools, strategies, and techniques for addressing the areas of change you desire.
(503) 868-4678 View (503) 868-4678
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Compass and Circle LLC
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC II, QMHA I, BS
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97301  (Online Only)
Please view my website for my full list of services and pricing. Compassandcircle. dot com. At my private practice, Compass and Circle, I am committed to providing a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their challenges, develop coping strategies and skills, and work towards achieving their treatment goals. Whether someone is seeking assistance for themselves or a loved one, I am dedicated to tailoring my services to meet their unique needs and circumstances.
Please view my website for my full list of services and pricing. Compassandcircle. dot com. At my private practice, Compass and Circle, I am committed to providing a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their challenges, develop coping strategies and skills, and work towards achieving their treatment goals. Whether someone is seeking assistance for themselves or a loved one, I am dedicated to tailoring my services to meet their unique needs and circumstances.
(971) 287-6970 View (971) 287-6970
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Liz Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97302
It is my honor to help people live life to their fullest potential. Whatever obstacles may be in your way to living a fulfilling life of love, health, happiness, abundance and compassion, I can help you find the strength and insight within yourself to overcome. I believe that we all have purpose and power in this life to be shared with ourselves and others. Sometimes we become lost on our way, or perhaps misguided and unhappy, and with a little help, we can create a purposeful, loving life. I offer a holistic approach and specialize in the mind-body connection.
It is my honor to help people live life to their fullest potential. Whatever obstacles may be in your way to living a fulfilling life of love, health, happiness, abundance and compassion, I can help you find the strength and insight within yourself to overcome. I believe that we all have purpose and power in this life to be shared with ourselves and others. Sometimes we become lost on our way, or perhaps misguided and unhappy, and with a little help, we can create a purposeful, loving life. I offer a holistic approach and specialize in the mind-body connection.
(503) 509-4956 View (503) 509-4956
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Number of Therapists in Salem, OR

500+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Salem, OR who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
85% Depression
74% Trauma and PTSD
72% Relationship Issues
70% Stress
69% Self Esteem
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% PacificSource
49% Providence
48% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Salem, OR see their clients

54% In Person and Online
46% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
21% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Salem?

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.