Therapists in Salem, OR

Photo of Eugenia Sotelo, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Salem, OR
Eugenia Sotelo, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301
If you are reading this you are considering therapy. Sometimes trying something new can be challenging and stressful. For others, change is exciting! Either way, you are brave to take a step towards improving yourself and and those around you. I am here for you! Together, we will collaborate creating mental health goals. These goals may include physical, emotional, social, spiritual, professional, parenting and/or others desires you value. At end of the day my calling is to help others improve relationships, self-esteem, emotional regulation or/and heal past traumas if they are getting in the way of where you want to be.
If you are reading this you are considering therapy. Sometimes trying something new can be challenging and stressful. For others, change is exciting! Either way, you are brave to take a step towards improving yourself and and those around you. I am here for you! Together, we will collaborate creating mental health goals. These goals may include physical, emotional, social, spiritual, professional, parenting and/or others desires you value. At end of the day my calling is to help others improve relationships, self-esteem, emotional regulation or/and heal past traumas if they are getting in the way of where you want to be.
(541) 854-3369 View (541) 854-3369
Photo of Stephanie Lynn Vieu, Licensed Professional Counselor in Salem, OR
Stephanie Lynn Vieu
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CADC, II
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97303
I am a mental health therapist who specializes in trauma and addiction issues. I also often work from a family systems theory basis. I have combined experience as a counselor, educator and social worker for over 22 years. My therapeutic philosophy and approach is to offer empathy and compassion working to understand the whole person perspective and I am a strong advocate to help my clients empower themselves. I offer energy healing work and other alternative therapies as part of my practice such as Hypnosis to include traditional methods of therapeutic intervention.
I am a mental health therapist who specializes in trauma and addiction issues. I also often work from a family systems theory basis. I have combined experience as a counselor, educator and social worker for over 22 years. My therapeutic philosophy and approach is to offer empathy and compassion working to understand the whole person perspective and I am a strong advocate to help my clients empower themselves. I offer energy healing work and other alternative therapies as part of my practice such as Hypnosis to include traditional methods of therapeutic intervention.
(503) 445-3094 View (503) 445-3094
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Dr. Tom Murray. Your Sex And Relationship Therapist.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301  (Online Only)
Should I stay or should I go? A huge question that's weighed on you. It keeps you up at night, stressing you out. Life would be so much easier if your relationship wasn't so hard. You wish you could communicate better; feel understood. But, damn, your shit and their shit get in the way. Not to mention the pressures of career, aging parents, or demanding children. It all gets thrown in the mix, leaving you exhausted, distracted, and disenchanted by the status quo. You want things to change (better sex, intimacy, connection); you're finally ready to take charge of your life in a new and meaningful way. You've come to the right place!
Should I stay or should I go? A huge question that's weighed on you. It keeps you up at night, stressing you out. Life would be so much easier if your relationship wasn't so hard. You wish you could communicate better; feel understood. But, damn, your shit and their shit get in the way. Not to mention the pressures of career, aging parents, or demanding children. It all gets thrown in the mix, leaving you exhausted, distracted, and disenchanted by the status quo. You want things to change (better sex, intimacy, connection); you're finally ready to take charge of your life in a new and meaningful way. You've come to the right place!
(971) 273-5215 View (971) 273-5215
Photo of Amy Nicole Cozad, Pre-Licensed Professional in Salem, OR
Amy Nicole Cozad
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97304
Now Accepting New Clients- Life is full of challenges and unexpected events in today’s world. I invite you to take a journey with me to recognize and define the issues that have been impacting your life. I hold deep empathy for all my clients as they are undergoing life transitions with the intention of self-growth and awareness. I also hold space for couples to find new healing patterns and conflict resolution and relationship maintenance and growth. I value holding a judgment-free and accepting and safe space. Where you are in charge of the direction of your session and where your healing begins.
Now Accepting New Clients- Life is full of challenges and unexpected events in today’s world. I invite you to take a journey with me to recognize and define the issues that have been impacting your life. I hold deep empathy for all my clients as they are undergoing life transitions with the intention of self-growth and awareness. I also hold space for couples to find new healing patterns and conflict resolution and relationship maintenance and growth. I value holding a judgment-free and accepting and safe space. Where you are in charge of the direction of your session and where your healing begins.
(503) 436-6267 View (503) 436-6267
Photo of Alice Kintner, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Salem, OR
Alice Kintner
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301
Our love stories are often stories of evolution. We often enter into partnership with the expectation of someone walking beside us into our future - but we often discover that future looks differently than imagined. Major life changes such as parenthood, health challenges, grief, financial stress, learning to balance the division of labor and unmatched expectations in the relationship can leave us feeling unloved, unseen, and alone. For many, the only information we have about how to move through these challenges comes from couples we have observed in our lives, and is hindered by insecure attachment and wounding.
Our love stories are often stories of evolution. We often enter into partnership with the expectation of someone walking beside us into our future - but we often discover that future looks differently than imagined. Major life changes such as parenthood, health challenges, grief, financial stress, learning to balance the division of labor and unmatched expectations in the relationship can leave us feeling unloved, unseen, and alone. For many, the only information we have about how to move through these challenges comes from couples we have observed in our lives, and is hindered by insecure attachment and wounding.
(971) 251-2654 View (971) 251-2654
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Scott DeLaus Kobold
Pre-Licensed Professional, QMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301
Taking New Clients! For far too long I worked in a field that gave me little to no gratification. Serendipitously, over the years I spent much of my free time volunteering for numerous causes and discovered that helping others in truly meaningful ways is the work that warms my soul. That is why I am here today offering my expertise to you. Operating from a place of compassion, my role is to gain a thorough understanding of your unique experience and how it's impacted you. I seek to identify ways I can help you alleviate harmful thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, become a happier person, and lead the life you envision.
Taking New Clients! For far too long I worked in a field that gave me little to no gratification. Serendipitously, over the years I spent much of my free time volunteering for numerous causes and discovered that helping others in truly meaningful ways is the work that warms my soul. That is why I am here today offering my expertise to you. Operating from a place of compassion, my role is to gain a thorough understanding of your unique experience and how it's impacted you. I seek to identify ways I can help you alleviate harmful thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, become a happier person, and lead the life you envision.
(503) 563-8818 View (503) 563-8818
Photo of Makayla Louise Hohenshelt, Professional Counselor Associate in Salem, OR
Makayla Louise Hohenshelt
Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPCA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301
Not accepting new clients
It can be difficult to find a therapist who you connect with. If you are looking for a therapist who is willing to work with you through life's highs and lows, listen to you on a deeper level, and work with you through your most difficult moments, I may be the counselor for you. While I am most experienced in working with children, adolescents, and young adults, I have availability for all in my schedule. My self pay rate is $150 for an hour session, though this can be adjusted based on need via sliding scale. Telehealth and in office services are offered.
It can be difficult to find a therapist who you connect with. If you are looking for a therapist who is willing to work with you through life's highs and lows, listen to you on a deeper level, and work with you through your most difficult moments, I may be the counselor for you. While I am most experienced in working with children, adolescents, and young adults, I have availability for all in my schedule. My self pay rate is $150 for an hour session, though this can be adjusted based on need via sliding scale. Telehealth and in office services are offered.
(503) 210-9547 View (503) 210-9547
Photo of Silver Falls Trauma Recovery; Melinda Anne Cooper, Licensed Professional Counselor in Salem, OR
Silver Falls Trauma Recovery; Melinda Anne Cooper
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301
My ideal client is an adult or mature teen who is serious about change. They don't need to know what they want; they can be afraid. They can be tired, and lack confidence, but when they come see me, they are ready to eliminate barriers, resist rigid thought patterns and become something amazing. They show up and work-eagerly. They read the books I suggest, they listen to the podcasts, they take the strategies we create and they use them outside of session-so they get better. Life changes as they change, and, eventually, they have no need to come back!
My ideal client is an adult or mature teen who is serious about change. They don't need to know what they want; they can be afraid. They can be tired, and lack confidence, but when they come see me, they are ready to eliminate barriers, resist rigid thought patterns and become something amazing. They show up and work-eagerly. They read the books I suggest, they listen to the podcasts, they take the strategies we create and they use them outside of session-so they get better. Life changes as they change, and, eventually, they have no need to come back!
(503) 966-2523 View (503) 966-2523
Photo of Jennifer Pommerenk, Marriage & Family Therapist in Salem, OR
Jennifer Pommerenk
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97301
Welcome! Taking the first steps toward change can be overwhelming with choice, anxiety and anticipation. I am here to facilitate the process of healing, to inspire growth and to provide a calm and empathetic space for you to relay your experiences and perceptions. Those things that have happened in our past can impact our present experience and motivation. My purpose is to walk beside you as you uncover and discover your finest self. Please call or email now with your questions or concerns and to make an appointment.
Welcome! Taking the first steps toward change can be overwhelming with choice, anxiety and anticipation. I am here to facilitate the process of healing, to inspire growth and to provide a calm and empathetic space for you to relay your experiences and perceptions. Those things that have happened in our past can impact our present experience and motivation. My purpose is to walk beside you as you uncover and discover your finest self. Please call or email now with your questions or concerns and to make an appointment.
(503) 755-7851 View (503) 755-7851
Photo of Brianne DeYoung, Licensed Professional Counselor in Salem, OR
Brianne DeYoung
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97303
Life is a continual marathon, growth is an ongoing process, success is not defined by a tangible finish line and we as humans can do hard things; however, sometimes seeking therapy helps us get through hard things with the help and guidance of another person. At times, we are able to manage and navigate our struggles and other times our struggles are overwhelmingly difficult. If you feel that you have reached a point where would like assistance improving mental or emotional distress, then you have come to the right place! Email me or visit www.arisecounselingservice.com today!
Life is a continual marathon, growth is an ongoing process, success is not defined by a tangible finish line and we as humans can do hard things; however, sometimes seeking therapy helps us get through hard things with the help and guidance of another person. At times, we are able to manage and navigate our struggles and other times our struggles are overwhelmingly difficult. If you feel that you have reached a point where would like assistance improving mental or emotional distress, then you have come to the right place! Email me or visit www.arisecounselingservice.com today!
(503) 386-0335 View (503) 386-0335
Photo of Julie O'Connor, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Salem, OR
Julie O'Connor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97306  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! I currently work with OHP clients who reside primarily in Marion & Polk County. I am genuinely glad you are considering counseling. I have a broad range of experience working with clients across the life span from children to adults, including those in their 80's or older. I currently serve clients 16 or older. I enjoy working with a wide range of client ages and concerns including but not limited to; trauma, life transitions, grief & loss, relationship concerns and self-esteem issues. I currently work as an independent contractor for Valley Mental Health as a Certified Clinician for Oregon Health Plan.
Welcome! I currently work with OHP clients who reside primarily in Marion & Polk County. I am genuinely glad you are considering counseling. I have a broad range of experience working with clients across the life span from children to adults, including those in their 80's or older. I currently serve clients 16 or older. I enjoy working with a wide range of client ages and concerns including but not limited to; trauma, life transitions, grief & loss, relationship concerns and self-esteem issues. I currently work as an independent contractor for Valley Mental Health as a Certified Clinician for Oregon Health Plan.
(503) 486-4943 View (503) 486-4943
Photo of Hope Whisperer Christian Counseling, LLC, Pre-Licensed Professional in Salem, OR
Hope Whisperer Christian Counseling, LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97301
I am Marcie Walker, the Hope Whisperer, who is accepting new clients! In a safe, warm, and supportive environment, I will honor the words you share with me, and travel your journey with you. I have personal experience in therapeutic work with adults and families, as well as working with students at these grade levels: Middle, high, and college ages. I have 23 years experience working with the special needs population. Preventing bullying is my passion, so it is no wonder that, for the past twenty years as staff and student, I have advocated for many who were bullied and treated unfairly.
I am Marcie Walker, the Hope Whisperer, who is accepting new clients! In a safe, warm, and supportive environment, I will honor the words you share with me, and travel your journey with you. I have personal experience in therapeutic work with adults and families, as well as working with students at these grade levels: Middle, high, and college ages. I have 23 years experience working with the special needs population. Preventing bullying is my passion, so it is no wonder that, for the past twenty years as staff and student, I have advocated for many who were bullied and treated unfairly.
(503) 438-4354 View (503) 438-4354
Photo of Mia Broberg, Licensed Professional Counselor in Salem, OR
Mia Broberg
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97302
Just like you, my personal journey of being a mom, wife, daughter, and friend has been filled with both joy and pain. As a therapist, I love being able to come together with you, bringing my experiences, both personal and professional, to help create a way forward. I believe that all experiences, whether good or bad, are a learning opportunity. I use strength based interventions with the goal of empowering you to recognize the choices you have in the difficult moments of life.
Just like you, my personal journey of being a mom, wife, daughter, and friend has been filled with both joy and pain. As a therapist, I love being able to come together with you, bringing my experiences, both personal and professional, to help create a way forward. I believe that all experiences, whether good or bad, are a learning opportunity. I use strength based interventions with the goal of empowering you to recognize the choices you have in the difficult moments of life.
(503) 926-6843 View (503) 926-6843
Photo of Jessica Huntley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Salem, OR
Jessica Huntley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , MSW , JD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97302
Starting therapy can feel daunting, so take a moment to acknowledge that you have come this far in recognizing therapy may be a helpful approach for you. Therapy requires self-reflection, an open heart, and a curious mind into learning about ourselves and the way in which we interact with the world and those around us. Although it may be daunting, it is incredibly rewarding to unpack and understand what is getting in the way of happiness, growth, and self-compassion.
Starting therapy can feel daunting, so take a moment to acknowledge that you have come this far in recognizing therapy may be a helpful approach for you. Therapy requires self-reflection, an open heart, and a curious mind into learning about ourselves and the way in which we interact with the world and those around us. Although it may be daunting, it is incredibly rewarding to unpack and understand what is getting in the way of happiness, growth, and self-compassion.
(503) 406-4719 View (503) 406-4719
Photo of Nicole Stiver, Licensed Professional Counselor in Salem, OR
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 Alexander P. Brock, Licensed Professional Counselor in Salem, OR
Alexander P. Brock
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I aspire to work with individuals in finding their most authentic self through self-exploration and identity work. I meet my clients where they are in the moment by providing empathy and understanding while also encouraging them to be the truest form of themselves with the inevitable highs and lows that life throws at us. I utilize various different therapeutic approaches to meet the goal of self-growth/evolution including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), person-centered therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), existential therapy, and humanistic therapy.
I aspire to work with individuals in finding their most authentic self through self-exploration and identity work. I meet my clients where they are in the moment by providing empathy and understanding while also encouraging them to be the truest form of themselves with the inevitable highs and lows that life throws at us. I utilize various different therapeutic approaches to meet the goal of self-growth/evolution including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), person-centered therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), existential therapy, and humanistic therapy.
(503) 744-6037 View (503) 744-6037
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Mark Rautiola
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97302  (Online Only)
I am currently taking new clients. Are you in need of support? Do you need someone to fully listen and share with you in your difficult issues or life experiences? Whether it's depression, anxiety, grief or a difficult life transition, sharing and working through painful feelings can be very healing. I can help with relationship difficulties as well as learning to have healthy boundaries. I only offer telehealth sessions at this time. I am currently available mainly 8am to 5pm. Phone call inquires only at this time.
I am currently taking new clients. Are you in need of support? Do you need someone to fully listen and share with you in your difficult issues or life experiences? Whether it's depression, anxiety, grief or a difficult life transition, sharing and working through painful feelings can be very healing. I can help with relationship difficulties as well as learning to have healthy boundaries. I only offer telehealth sessions at this time. I am currently available mainly 8am to 5pm. Phone call inquires only at this time.
(503) 831-9306 View (503) 831-9306
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New Perspectives Center for Counseling & Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301
NEW PERSPECTIVES CENTER for Counseling and Therapy, LLC is an outpatient behavioral health facility with a multi-disciplinary team of therapists and psychiatric nurse practioners who provide comprehensive services to CHILDREN,ADOLESCENTS,ADULTS, and SENIORS. Working in an atmosphere of safety and acceptance, individuals, couples, families and groups are encouraged to explore and confront the issues affecting their lives. We are licensed by the state of Oregon for both mental health and addiction services. We are covered by most insurance plans and have therapists/nurses on most managed care panels.
NEW PERSPECTIVES CENTER for Counseling and Therapy, LLC is an outpatient behavioral health facility with a multi-disciplinary team of therapists and psychiatric nurse practioners who provide comprehensive services to CHILDREN,ADOLESCENTS,ADULTS, and SENIORS. Working in an atmosphere of safety and acceptance, individuals, couples, families and groups are encouraged to explore and confront the issues affecting their lives. We are licensed by the state of Oregon for both mental health and addiction services. We are covered by most insurance plans and have therapists/nurses on most managed care panels.
(503) 446-5085 View (503) 446-5085
Kristen M Hosie
MS, CCSOT, BCBA
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97302
I have experience serving adolescents and developmentally disabled adults with developmental disabilities. I have worked in the area of sexual abuse victims, abuse reactive and sexual offenders for these populations. I also work extensively with Autism Spectrum Disorder and severe behaviors. I really enjoy working with families and caregivers to help them in their work as well. I am a Christian and am very comfortable dealing with faith related to treatment.
I have experience serving adolescents and developmentally disabled adults with developmental disabilities. I have worked in the area of sexual abuse victims, abuse reactive and sexual offenders for these populations. I also work extensively with Autism Spectrum Disorder and severe behaviors. I really enjoy working with families and caregivers to help them in their work as well. I am a Christian and am very comfortable dealing with faith related to treatment.
(503) 782-8456 View (503) 782-8456
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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

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Salem, OR

400+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Salem, OR who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
86% Depression
73% Trauma and PTSD
72% Relationship Issues
70% Self Esteem
70% Stress
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% PacificSource
49% Providence
48% Oregon Health Plan (OHP)

How Therapists in Salem, OR see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% 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.