Therapists in Rapid City, SD

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Carla Starr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rapid City, SD 57701  (Online Only)
Carla Starr is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-PIP) with over 18 years of experience in the field of social work. Carla is passionate about helping adults with identifying their unique strengths and gifts so they can live their most fulfilling lives. She specializes in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, mood disorders, major life transitions, post-partum depression, and relationship issues. Carla earned her Master's degree in Social Work degree from the University at Buffalo.
Carla Starr is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-PIP) with over 18 years of experience in the field of social work. Carla is passionate about helping adults with identifying their unique strengths and gifts so they can live their most fulfilling lives. She specializes in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, mood disorders, major life transitions, post-partum depression, and relationship issues. Carla earned her Master's degree in Social Work degree from the University at Buffalo.
(605) 702-2704 View (605) 702-2704
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Red Horse Healing
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-MH
Verified Verified
Rapid City, SD 57703
As we engage in equine therapy we witness the incredible bond between horses and humans, crating a safe and transformative space for growth and healing. The wisdom and intuitive nature of horses guide us on a journey of self -discovery, resilience, and emotional well being. Whether it is building trust, finding peace, or developing valuable life skills equine therapy offers a unique and profound path towards growth.
As we engage in equine therapy we witness the incredible bond between horses and humans, crating a safe and transformative space for growth and healing. The wisdom and intuitive nature of horses guide us on a journey of self -discovery, resilience, and emotional well being. Whether it is building trust, finding peace, or developing valuable life skills equine therapy offers a unique and profound path towards growth.
(605) 220-5413 View (605) 220-5413
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Julia Grimshaw
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rapid City, SD 57701
I am trained extensively in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Trust-Based Relational Interventions. My therapeutic approach centers around the client, emphasizing empathy and active listening. I am currently earning an MA in Social Work through Boston University. I have worked with many different populations and backgrounds, from children to the elderly. I have extensive research and experience in trauma and Native American mental health, and I am passionate about making healthcare accessible for all.
I am trained extensively in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Trust-Based Relational Interventions. My therapeutic approach centers around the client, emphasizing empathy and active listening. I am currently earning an MA in Social Work through Boston University. I have worked with many different populations and backgrounds, from children to the elderly. I have extensive research and experience in trauma and Native American mental health, and I am passionate about making healthcare accessible for all.
(605) 640-5563 x1010 View (605) 640-5563 x1010
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Tabatha Western
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rapid City, SD 57703  (Online Only)
I am a pre-licensed professional counselor dedicated to helping individuals navigate life's challenges and cultivate hope and meaning in their struggles. My approach to therapy blends psychological theories with Biblical wisdom, offering clients holistic support that addresses their spiritual, emotional, and relational needs. Whether you're grappling with anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, or simply seeking greater spiritual alignment and personal growth, I am here to walk alongside you in your journey.
I am a pre-licensed professional counselor dedicated to helping individuals navigate life's challenges and cultivate hope and meaning in their struggles. My approach to therapy blends psychological theories with Biblical wisdom, offering clients holistic support that addresses their spiritual, emotional, and relational needs. Whether you're grappling with anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, or simply seeking greater spiritual alignment and personal growth, I am here to walk alongside you in your journey.
(605) 702-6037 View (605) 702-6037
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Diana Mueller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-MH, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rapid City, SD 57701
Waitlist for new clients
I'm happy to work with all types of clients and issues. I strive for increased joy, happiness, resilience and peace for your life. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
I'm happy to work with all types of clients and issues. I strive for increased joy, happiness, resilience and peace for your life. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
(605) 644-7067 View (605) 644-7067
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Healing Trauma Therapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CSW-PIP, QMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rapid City, SD 57701
With so many options out there what does Satterwhite counseling bring that is unique? Bryan Satterwhite and Nora Boesem bring expertise in working with children and adolescents with prenatal alcohol/drug exposure, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Autism, and attachment traumas. They bring years of experience and their own personal journeys with children’s mental health. They can help you to navigate some of the hardest moments as a family. Offering testing for FASD, autism, and functional developmental assessments. We provide individual therapy for all ages including adults who are experiencing suicidality and trauma.
With so many options out there what does Satterwhite counseling bring that is unique? Bryan Satterwhite and Nora Boesem bring expertise in working with children and adolescents with prenatal alcohol/drug exposure, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Autism, and attachment traumas. They bring years of experience and their own personal journeys with children’s mental health. They can help you to navigate some of the hardest moments as a family. Offering testing for FASD, autism, and functional developmental assessments. We provide individual therapy for all ages including adults who are experiencing suicidality and trauma.
(605) 550-8489 View (605) 550-8489
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Alexandra Coyne
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rapid City, SD 57701
I work with teens, adults, and couples to navigate challenges as they journey through what it means to be the best versions of themselves. When we are up against confusing or difficult circumstances, we are left with a choice to embrace and face the storm or turn our backs, letting it fester. I am here to journey alongside you and venture together to face this storm, whatever it may be. It is okay to not be okay. Recognizing challenges in life is a sign of readiness for growth and self-evolution. Therapy is a way to explore this self-evolution in a way that is safe and oriented with your best interests in mind, always.
I work with teens, adults, and couples to navigate challenges as they journey through what it means to be the best versions of themselves. When we are up against confusing or difficult circumstances, we are left with a choice to embrace and face the storm or turn our backs, letting it fester. I am here to journey alongside you and venture together to face this storm, whatever it may be. It is okay to not be okay. Recognizing challenges in life is a sign of readiness for growth and self-evolution. Therapy is a way to explore this self-evolution in a way that is safe and oriented with your best interests in mind, always.
(605) 299-9100 View (605) 299-9100
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Jayme Davis
MHCL, LPC, LMHP, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rapid City, SD 57701  (Online Only)
I am ready to help you on your journey to healing and well-being. What you can expect from counseling with me is a safe and welcoming space for you to express your thoughts and feelings, where we will work together to find solutions to the stressors you are experiencing.
I am ready to help you on your journey to healing and well-being. What you can expect from counseling with me is a safe and welcoming space for you to express your thoughts and feelings, where we will work together to find solutions to the stressors you are experiencing.
(605) 349-3162 View (605) 349-3162
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Elizabeth K Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAC, LPC
Verified Verified
Rapid City, SD 57701
I am a licensed professional counselor with over 14 years of experience. That being said, I've learned there is always room for growth and change. I offer acceptance of whatever you bring to talk about with a non biased perspective and no judgments or criticism. My life experiences have taught me empathy and compassion as well as keeping boundaries and being a little 'tough skinned'. I enjoy working with someone who is open and honest. It's great if I can challenge your thinking and /or perspective on your life, situations and experiences. We all experience hard days and difficult situations - I'm here to help.
I am a licensed professional counselor with over 14 years of experience. That being said, I've learned there is always room for growth and change. I offer acceptance of whatever you bring to talk about with a non biased perspective and no judgments or criticism. My life experiences have taught me empathy and compassion as well as keeping boundaries and being a little 'tough skinned'. I enjoy working with someone who is open and honest. It's great if I can challenge your thinking and /or perspective on your life, situations and experiences. We all experience hard days and difficult situations - I'm here to help.
(605) 501-5642 View (605) 501-5642
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Alyssa Martin
Counselor, MS, LAC
Not Verified Not Verified
Rapid City, SD 57703
Alyssa Martin, MS, LAC is a South Dakota State Licensed Addiction Counselor and has a Master's of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from South Dakota State University. She has experience in working with adolescents and adults in intensive inpatient treatment and outpatient settings. She uses cognitive behavioral, solution-focused and motivational interviewing therapeutic techniques. She specializes in substance abuse, addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief. She is currently employed at Black Hills Counselors and provides Substance Abuse evaluations, outpatient groups, DUI classes, individual, family and couples counseling sessions for adults and adolescents.
Alyssa Martin, MS, LAC is a South Dakota State Licensed Addiction Counselor and has a Master's of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from South Dakota State University. She has experience in working with adolescents and adults in intensive inpatient treatment and outpatient settings. She uses cognitive behavioral, solution-focused and motivational interviewing therapeutic techniques. She specializes in substance abuse, addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief. She is currently employed at Black Hills Counselors and provides Substance Abuse evaluations, outpatient groups, DUI classes, individual, family and couples counseling sessions for adults and adolescents.
(605) 653-4528 View (605) 653-4528
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Beth L Trennepohl
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LMHP, LPC
Verified Verified
Rapid City, SD 57703
You are a person of faith - but that doesn't seem to be enough right now. You wonder how a traditional counselor, steeped in psychology, can even understand your deep desire to reconcile your faith and your frailty, your determination and your doubts. Wonder no more! YOU are SAFE here.... I am honored to help you reconcile your real life stress, your mental health challenges, your emotional turbulence, and your relationship desires WITH your Christian faith. Let's not put this off any longer.... You are safe here.
You are a person of faith - but that doesn't seem to be enough right now. You wonder how a traditional counselor, steeped in psychology, can even understand your deep desire to reconcile your faith and your frailty, your determination and your doubts. Wonder no more! YOU are SAFE here.... I am honored to help you reconcile your real life stress, your mental health challenges, your emotional turbulence, and your relationship desires WITH your Christian faith. Let's not put this off any longer.... You are safe here.
(605) 863-9511 View (605) 863-9511
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Understood Therapy by Nicole Weron
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCSC, NCC, RPT
Verified Verified
Rapid City, SD 57702
Ever feel like you can’t shake your case of feeling like you are not good enough? This persistent feeling comes from trying to be someone you’re not. Constantly striving to be perfect or to fit into everyone else’s expectations depletes you. When you come to therapy, you get to drop the pretensions. You get to be vulnerable and explore the fears and tough feelings that you worry you can’t reveal to the people you love. As you get more comfortable talking, playing, and creating with me about your real wants and needs, you will build the skills that will enable you to show your true self to your family, friends, and colleagues.
Ever feel like you can’t shake your case of feeling like you are not good enough? This persistent feeling comes from trying to be someone you’re not. Constantly striving to be perfect or to fit into everyone else’s expectations depletes you. When you come to therapy, you get to drop the pretensions. You get to be vulnerable and explore the fears and tough feelings that you worry you can’t reveal to the people you love. As you get more comfortable talking, playing, and creating with me about your real wants and needs, you will build the skills that will enable you to show your true self to your family, friends, and colleagues.
(605) 303-6608 View (605) 303-6608
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Mindy Hedlund
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Rapid City, SD 57701
If you have been suffering with feelings of anxiousness, depression, and/or experience negative thoughts that lead to distress, I would like to help . It takes courage to start therapy and share thoughts and feelings that you rarely give words to. The most important aspect of therapeutic work is the therapist client relationship with safety and trust built over time as the foundation. Together we can explore and make sense of what is causing your distress and develop tools to help you feel stronger and more comfortable with yourself and others. My goal is for you to experience more joy and a better quality of life.
If you have been suffering with feelings of anxiousness, depression, and/or experience negative thoughts that lead to distress, I would like to help . It takes courage to start therapy and share thoughts and feelings that you rarely give words to. The most important aspect of therapeutic work is the therapist client relationship with safety and trust built over time as the foundation. Together we can explore and make sense of what is causing your distress and develop tools to help you feel stronger and more comfortable with yourself and others. My goal is for you to experience more joy and a better quality of life.
(605) 863-9489 View (605) 863-9489
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Ali Anderson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Rapid City, SD 57702
I am a pre-licensed counselor, working under supervision, accepting clients starting January 1, 2024. I take a client-centered approach to counseling, emphasizing your strengths and building on them. I am passionate about working with individuals who are undergoing life transitions, wanting to improve relationships and communication patterns, coping with trauma and loss, struggling with substance use issues, and those managing long-term mental health conditions. I will create a safe space to foster honesty, healing, and self-discovery.
I am a pre-licensed counselor, working under supervision, accepting clients starting January 1, 2024. I take a client-centered approach to counseling, emphasizing your strengths and building on them. I am passionate about working with individuals who are undergoing life transitions, wanting to improve relationships and communication patterns, coping with trauma and loss, struggling with substance use issues, and those managing long-term mental health conditions. I will create a safe space to foster honesty, healing, and self-discovery.
(605) 307-5839 View (605) 307-5839
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Catherine Jane Larsen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-MH, QMHP, CAC
Verified Verified
Rapid City, SD 57702
Do you need someone to talk to, someone who will listen without judgement? I would be honored to be that someone for you. I have a passion to help people of all ages to learn, grow, and heal. I have a client-centered approach to therapy. This is about you; you are in the driver's seat. Even though the therapy process can sometimes be painful, I like to incorporate a little dash of the "laughter is the best medicine" approach at times. Tears and laughter both have healing qualities. And what if you don't like to talk? We can use additional approaches such as expressive art, play, or journaling to reach your counseling goals.
Do you need someone to talk to, someone who will listen without judgement? I would be honored to be that someone for you. I have a passion to help people of all ages to learn, grow, and heal. I have a client-centered approach to therapy. This is about you; you are in the driver's seat. Even though the therapy process can sometimes be painful, I like to incorporate a little dash of the "laughter is the best medicine" approach at times. Tears and laughter both have healing qualities. And what if you don't like to talk? We can use additional approaches such as expressive art, play, or journaling to reach your counseling goals.
(605) 205-8970 View (605) 205-8970
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Emily Holle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rapid City, SD 57701
Waitlist for new clients
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity- Albert Einstein. Life isn't always easy, even the strongest individuals sometimes need a little help to work through the difficulties life throws at them.  Let me be there to help you navigate these moments. I use a client-centered approach to best fit each client's needs as you are the expert of your life. I strive to meet you where you are in your therapeutic journey, and work collaboratively to achieve your goals. When working with clients, I draw from Trauma-Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused, Family Systems, and Strength Based therapeutic approaches.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity- Albert Einstein. Life isn't always easy, even the strongest individuals sometimes need a little help to work through the difficulties life throws at them.  Let me be there to help you navigate these moments. I use a client-centered approach to best fit each client's needs as you are the expert of your life. I strive to meet you where you are in your therapeutic journey, and work collaboratively to achieve your goals. When working with clients, I draw from Trauma-Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused, Family Systems, and Strength Based therapeutic approaches.
(605) 349-2916 View (605) 349-2916
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Lacey Dlugos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW-PIP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rapid City, SD 57701
The only thing consistent in life is “change.” Adjusting to constant changes and stressors in life can be hard. Let me be there to help you navigate the difficult emotions, feelings, and obstacles that are holding you back from where you want to be. I use a client-centered approach, and believe in meeting you where you are in your therapeutic journey. When working with clients, I draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting, Hypnotherapy, Solution Focused, Strength Based, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy approaches.
The only thing consistent in life is “change.” Adjusting to constant changes and stressors in life can be hard. Let me be there to help you navigate the difficult emotions, feelings, and obstacles that are holding you back from where you want to be. I use a client-centered approach, and believe in meeting you where you are in your therapeutic journey. When working with clients, I draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting, Hypnotherapy, Solution Focused, Strength Based, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy approaches.
(605) 525-6101 View (605) 525-6101
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Brett Roes
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Rapid City, SD 57701
I am a pre-licensed professional counselor under supervision. I believe clients know themselves best and view my role as a facilitator or collaborator toward client self-understanding, growth, and acceptance. I am passionate about working with clients who are navigating life transitions and stress, coping with grief, processing trauma, are LGBTQIA2S+, or are parents. I strive to create a safe, empathetic space for every client who walks in my door.
I am a pre-licensed professional counselor under supervision. I believe clients know themselves best and view my role as a facilitator or collaborator toward client self-understanding, growth, and acceptance. I am passionate about working with clients who are navigating life transitions and stress, coping with grief, processing trauma, are LGBTQIA2S+, or are parents. I strive to create a safe, empathetic space for every client who walks in my door.
(605) 609-9284 View (605) 609-9284
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Koral Olson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CBIS
Verified Verified
Rapid City, SD 57702  (Online Only)
I provide counseling services to individuals ages 18 and older in a compassionate, confidential, nonjudgmental setting. I use an eclectic approach in sessions, typically applying strategies from SFBT, CBT, ACT, Existentialism, and Person-Centered Theory in my work with clients. Focused areas of service include: depression; anxiety; ADHD; emotional adjustment to living with a brain injury; compassion fatigue and burnout; navigating change and life transitions; grief and loss; self-esteem; wellness and self-care; women's issues; and stress management.
I provide counseling services to individuals ages 18 and older in a compassionate, confidential, nonjudgmental setting. I use an eclectic approach in sessions, typically applying strategies from SFBT, CBT, ACT, Existentialism, and Person-Centered Theory in my work with clients. Focused areas of service include: depression; anxiety; ADHD; emotional adjustment to living with a brain injury; compassion fatigue and burnout; navigating change and life transitions; grief and loss; self-esteem; wellness and self-care; women's issues; and stress management.
(605) 519-2874 View (605) 519-2874
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Trevor Anderson
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rapid City, SD 57701
I work with adolescents, adults, and couples who are facing painful impasses in their lives. When we encounter overwhelming problems that seem irresolvable, we may feel that life as we know it is over. And in fact, it is. The feeling that our life has become unlivable is a sign that we are ready to transcend our current way of living and pursue a richer one, marked by greater authenticity and love. This sort of self-transcendence is a possibility for anyone willing to listen to the call, including those who have an interest in practicing therapy in continuity with their religious faith.
I work with adolescents, adults, and couples who are facing painful impasses in their lives. When we encounter overwhelming problems that seem irresolvable, we may feel that life as we know it is over. And in fact, it is. The feeling that our life has become unlivable is a sign that we are ready to transcend our current way of living and pursue a richer one, marked by greater authenticity and love. This sort of self-transcendence is a possibility for anyone willing to listen to the call, including those who have an interest in practicing therapy in continuity with their religious faith.
(605) 674-7596 View (605) 674-7596

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Number of Therapists in Rapid City, SD

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Rapid City, SD who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
91% Depression
79% Self Esteem
77% Stress
73% Coping Skills
72% Relationship Issues
72% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Wellmark BCBS
59% Avera Health Plans

How Therapists in Rapid City, SD see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Rapid City?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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