Therapists in Franklin, TN

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Therapy Outside The Box
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACMHP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Franklin, TN 37069
Waitlist for new clients
Do you see the world differently? Do you know to the very depths of your soul you're a spiritual being with a body? Are you 'awakening' and need knowledgeable support? Prepping for or integrating a psychedelic experience? Seeking unconventional healing approaches that reflect your uniqueness and spiritual worldview? For 24 yrs I've been helping people understand the past, heal and integrate wounded parts, discover an authentic spirituality, & embody Larger Self. My approach is relaxed, informal, creative, intuitive (claircognizant/clairsentient), psycho-spiritual, relational; real. I love learning, love people, and love this work.
Do you see the world differently? Do you know to the very depths of your soul you're a spiritual being with a body? Are you 'awakening' and need knowledgeable support? Prepping for or integrating a psychedelic experience? Seeking unconventional healing approaches that reflect your uniqueness and spiritual worldview? For 24 yrs I've been helping people understand the past, heal and integrate wounded parts, discover an authentic spirituality, & embody Larger Self. My approach is relaxed, informal, creative, intuitive (claircognizant/clairsentient), psycho-spiritual, relational; real. I love learning, love people, and love this work.
(615) 430-2778 View (615) 430-2778
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Heather Lefebvre
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, (Temp)
Verified
4 Endorsed
Franklin, TN 37069
So you want something to change? What's standing in your way? Maybe you have experienced trauma or loss, or you find yourself in relationships that cost you more than you get in return. Maybe your partner, family, or child is struggling and you are looking for a way to help without getting lost yourself? Therapy can help you discover new truths about your situation, bringing you clarity and direction. With over 10 years in the mental health community, I have seen people find new hope and healing through the introspective and transforming work of therapy, all in pursuit of a life that is deeply satisfying.
So you want something to change? What's standing in your way? Maybe you have experienced trauma or loss, or you find yourself in relationships that cost you more than you get in return. Maybe your partner, family, or child is struggling and you are looking for a way to help without getting lost yourself? Therapy can help you discover new truths about your situation, bringing you clarity and direction. With over 10 years in the mental health community, I have seen people find new hope and healing through the introspective and transforming work of therapy, all in pursuit of a life that is deeply satisfying.
(615) 802-6386 View (615) 802-6386
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Lauren Albert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, BC-DMT, LPC
Verified
Franklin, TN 37064
Hello! If you or your loved one is navigating challenges with emotional eating, disordered eating or want to improve your relationship to food and your body, you are in the right place. I am a compassionate and dedicated therapist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and trauma. With over 8 years of experience, I offer a safe, inclusive, and non-judgmental space for clients to explore, heal and begin a more peaceful relationship to food and a positive self-image. My approach is integrative, combining evidence-based practices with innovative body-based techniques to address the interplay between the mind and body.
Hello! If you or your loved one is navigating challenges with emotional eating, disordered eating or want to improve your relationship to food and your body, you are in the right place. I am a compassionate and dedicated therapist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and trauma. With over 8 years of experience, I offer a safe, inclusive, and non-judgmental space for clients to explore, heal and begin a more peaceful relationship to food and a positive self-image. My approach is integrative, combining evidence-based practices with innovative body-based techniques to address the interplay between the mind and body.
(615) 282-5905 View (615) 282-5905
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Jack Justin Dreher
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Franklin, TN 37064  (Online Only)
I recognize that the journey that brought you to therapy may not have been an easy one. I work to assist you in your self-exploration, learning, and growth by creating a safe, nurturing, respectful, yet challenging environment. I prioritize your autonomy and personal responsibility throughout the healing process.
I recognize that the journey that brought you to therapy may not have been an easy one. I work to assist you in your self-exploration, learning, and growth by creating a safe, nurturing, respectful, yet challenging environment. I prioritize your autonomy and personal responsibility throughout the healing process.
(615) 488-7683 View (615) 488-7683
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Sean Marie Hart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Franklin, TN 37064
Reaching out for support can be hard. I’m so grateful you’ve found your way here. No matter the age, I believe we are all working to navigate the world the best way we know how. Often, in the midst of that journey, we reach a point where we need help along the way. As a therapist, I consider it an honor to come alongside individuals and families on their healing journey.
Reaching out for support can be hard. I’m so grateful you’ve found your way here. No matter the age, I believe we are all working to navigate the world the best way we know how. Often, in the midst of that journey, we reach a point where we need help along the way. As a therapist, I consider it an honor to come alongside individuals and families on their healing journey.
(629) 468-2826 View (629) 468-2826
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Rachel Sellers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS, MEd
Verified
6 Endorsed
Franklin, TN 37067
There is nothing more difficult than struggling and not knowing where to turn for help. I would be honored to come alongside you as you navigate this process. I work with teens (12 and up) and adults who are experiencing eating disorders/disordered eating, body image issues, anxiety/OCD, depression, and PTSD. It is my goal to help you transform trauma into wisdom, author new stories, and assist you in tapping into your inherent resilience, strength, and worthiness. It is my belief that all of us are capable of healing and recovery, of becoming our truest, most beautiful selves.
There is nothing more difficult than struggling and not knowing where to turn for help. I would be honored to come alongside you as you navigate this process. I work with teens (12 and up) and adults who are experiencing eating disorders/disordered eating, body image issues, anxiety/OCD, depression, and PTSD. It is my goal to help you transform trauma into wisdom, author new stories, and assist you in tapping into your inherent resilience, strength, and worthiness. It is my belief that all of us are capable of healing and recovery, of becoming our truest, most beautiful selves.
(615) 395-6857 View (615) 395-6857
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Susan Sheidy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Franklin, TN 37067
Susan Sheidy, LMFT, is the Grace Counseling Services Clinical Director and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Christian Counseling from Liberty University and also received her Master of Arts graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty. She is licensed in Pennsylvania & Tennessee. The late poet Maya Angelou quoted, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you”. This quote holds a powerful message to those interested in a therapeutic relationship.
Susan Sheidy, LMFT, is the Grace Counseling Services Clinical Director and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Christian Counseling from Liberty University and also received her Master of Arts graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty. She is licensed in Pennsylvania & Tennessee. The late poet Maya Angelou quoted, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you”. This quote holds a powerful message to those interested in a therapeutic relationship.
(615) 455-3920 View (615) 455-3920
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Felicita Quinones
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Franklin, TN 37067
I specialize in working with couples, marriages, families, and I also provide individual therapy. I aim to increase healthier communication, understanding and on building a stronger connection, beginning from the first therapy session. I provide psychotherapy without judgement or blame, in a supportive, empathic and caring environment. I have worked with individuals from diverse backgrounds, ages and sexual orientations. I look to empower people and to help them tap into their inner resources, aiming at aiding them in developing coping strategies to manage stressful situations, and to find solutions to their relational challenges.
I specialize in working with couples, marriages, families, and I also provide individual therapy. I aim to increase healthier communication, understanding and on building a stronger connection, beginning from the first therapy session. I provide psychotherapy without judgement or blame, in a supportive, empathic and caring environment. I have worked with individuals from diverse backgrounds, ages and sexual orientations. I look to empower people and to help them tap into their inner resources, aiming at aiding them in developing coping strategies to manage stressful situations, and to find solutions to their relational challenges.
(615) 813-4916 View (615) 813-4916
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Jonathan Boye
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Franklin, TN 37067
In our journey through life, we encounter times that are tough to navigate. It could be a fresh challenge that appears out of nowhere or an old emotional wound that requires healing. Sometimes, we need a place to share our thoughts, feelings, and emotions freely. That's where counseling steps in as a valuable tool. I see it as a way to guide and support your personal growth and healing, helping you move forward.
In our journey through life, we encounter times that are tough to navigate. It could be a fresh challenge that appears out of nowhere or an old emotional wound that requires healing. Sometimes, we need a place to share our thoughts, feelings, and emotions freely. That's where counseling steps in as a valuable tool. I see it as a way to guide and support your personal growth and healing, helping you move forward.
(615) 488-6531 View (615) 488-6531
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Mind + Body Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Franklin, TN 37067
If you are looking for a home for all of your mental health and wellness needs, you've found it. Brittany is an IOP mental health therapist at Mind Body Wellness, which is an innovative outpatient concept located in Franklin, TN that offers clinical modalities alongside holistic interventions to turn traditional addiction and mental health treatment into a whole-body healing experience. To support this, we offer our patients a relaxing and interactive environment, with modern spaces and enriching activities.
If you are looking for a home for all of your mental health and wellness needs, you've found it. Brittany is an IOP mental health therapist at Mind Body Wellness, which is an innovative outpatient concept located in Franklin, TN that offers clinical modalities alongside holistic interventions to turn traditional addiction and mental health treatment into a whole-body healing experience. To support this, we offer our patients a relaxing and interactive environment, with modern spaces and enriching activities.
(615) 987-0972 View (615) 987-0972
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Beth Pamela Siller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Franklin, TN 37064
Arts and Hearts Therapy is a creative approach to your child's needs. Is your child currently struggling to manage their big feelings? Are they finding it overwhelming and challenging to navigate their relationships with family and friends, establish a positive self-image, or manage their academic responsibilities alongside extra-curricular activities? Would you like some guidance and support around boundary setting, positive discipline practices, and authentic communication with your child? I've worked with children in academic settings since 2006. Various components of Early Childhood Education play a big role in my practice.
Arts and Hearts Therapy is a creative approach to your child's needs. Is your child currently struggling to manage their big feelings? Are they finding it overwhelming and challenging to navigate their relationships with family and friends, establish a positive self-image, or manage their academic responsibilities alongside extra-curricular activities? Would you like some guidance and support around boundary setting, positive discipline practices, and authentic communication with your child? I've worked with children in academic settings since 2006. Various components of Early Childhood Education play a big role in my practice.
(561) 677-9632 View (561) 677-9632
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Joy Reeves Samuels
Licensed Professional Counselor, DMin, LPCMHSP, FT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Franklin, TN 37067
Not accepting new clients
It’s a common human experience: difficult times, rough waters, confusing turns in life. Sometimes these events last longer, and are deeper, than you expected. You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward. Listening can help, talking about it can help, and having someone be a part of these conversations can help. Crafting moments of deep calm from deep loss. Exploring grounding values as guiding principles for difficult decisions and honoring your journey to date as you create your next chapter. I can help you with these conversations.
It’s a common human experience: difficult times, rough waters, confusing turns in life. Sometimes these events last longer, and are deeper, than you expected. You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward. Listening can help, talking about it can help, and having someone be a part of these conversations can help. Crafting moments of deep calm from deep loss. Exploring grounding values as guiding principles for difficult decisions and honoring your journey to date as you create your next chapter. I can help you with these conversations.
(615) 640-3794 View (615) 640-3794
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Emily Ector-Volman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
8 Endorsed
Franklin, TN 37067
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you're seeking therapy for yourself or your relationship, you may be feeling disconnected, exhausted, embarrassed, angry, or many other emotions. Perhaps you long for better communication, greater intimacy, and rebuilt trust. In addition to working toward re-connection and love in your relationship, sex and sexuality are often difficult to talk about between couples. Creating a judgement-free space where you can explore these thoughts, feelings, and personal values is my highest priority as a therapist.
Whether you're seeking therapy for yourself or your relationship, you may be feeling disconnected, exhausted, embarrassed, angry, or many other emotions. Perhaps you long for better communication, greater intimacy, and rebuilt trust. In addition to working toward re-connection and love in your relationship, sex and sexuality are often difficult to talk about between couples. Creating a judgement-free space where you can explore these thoughts, feelings, and personal values is my highest priority as a therapist.
(615) 905-1537 View (615) 905-1537
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Rob Curwen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Franklin, TN 37067
Trust and respect: Two requirements for love to grow. If your relationship is in trouble, these parts are probably missing. I specialize in helping couples rebuild when trust and respect are lost. Nothing damages a relationship more than betrayal. There is a process to not just recovering from, but redeeming what has happened. In many ways the betrayal is like a big boulder in the way of your relationship. Couples who don't address the boulder end up dragging it with them. The goal of counseling is to push the boulder out of the way and leave it behind.
Trust and respect: Two requirements for love to grow. If your relationship is in trouble, these parts are probably missing. I specialize in helping couples rebuild when trust and respect are lost. Nothing damages a relationship more than betrayal. There is a process to not just recovering from, but redeeming what has happened. In many ways the betrayal is like a big boulder in the way of your relationship. Couples who don't address the boulder end up dragging it with them. The goal of counseling is to push the boulder out of the way and leave it behind.
(615) 208-7517 View (615) 208-7517
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C. Keith Tenpenny
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MDiv
Verified
Franklin, TN 37064
"I need something to change" is a great place to start. Counseling can be a place to facilitate this change. You may find that you are speaking one language while your spouse is speaking another. You can learn how to have a common language and corrective experiences that draw you closer together instead of further apart. Many of your wounds occurred in relationships, thus it is in relationships where they can be restored. I have served individuals and couples in a helping profession for nearly 30 years. You can find practical solutions as well as deep soul and relational change. Though not easy, real change is possible.
"I need something to change" is a great place to start. Counseling can be a place to facilitate this change. You may find that you are speaking one language while your spouse is speaking another. You can learn how to have a common language and corrective experiences that draw you closer together instead of further apart. Many of your wounds occurred in relationships, thus it is in relationships where they can be restored. I have served individuals and couples in a helping profession for nearly 30 years. You can find practical solutions as well as deep soul and relational change. Though not easy, real change is possible.
(615) 257-2284 View (615) 257-2284
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Tom Benedict
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Franklin, TN 37064
Have you ever felt like you are stuck in the same patterns and nothing seems to change them? I have the passion, expertise and great responsibility of coming along-side teens, couples, and victims of trauma who want to get "un-stuck". I respect the uniqueness of each client I work with and I have hope for them. I have over 10 years of experience working with families, couples, and teens. It would be my privilege to work with you to encounter hope, growth, unity and a healthy balance in your personal life and in your relationships.
Have you ever felt like you are stuck in the same patterns and nothing seems to change them? I have the passion, expertise and great responsibility of coming along-side teens, couples, and victims of trauma who want to get "un-stuck". I respect the uniqueness of each client I work with and I have hope for them. I have over 10 years of experience working with families, couples, and teens. It would be my privilege to work with you to encounter hope, growth, unity and a healthy balance in your personal life and in your relationships.
(615) 829-8628 View (615) 829-8628
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Stacy Paich
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Franklin, TN 37067
Therapy is a process that takes time. It starts with clients understanding their story through the lens of attachment and how early adaptions show up both as powerful solutions and frustrating obstacles. Growth occurs as clients reprocess those adaptations and open new pathways to new healthy ways of living and relating to others.
Therapy is a process that takes time. It starts with clients understanding their story through the lens of attachment and how early adaptions show up both as powerful solutions and frustrating obstacles. Growth occurs as clients reprocess those adaptations and open new pathways to new healthy ways of living and relating to others.
(615) 805-5396 View (615) 805-5396
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Erin Hunter
Marriage & Family Therapist, TLMFT
Verified
Franklin, TN 37067
Are you in a place in life, or in your relationship, where you no longer recognize yourself...and if you're honest, you're no longer okay with it? Whether you’re a professional experiencing burnout, a parent feeling overwhelmed, or a spouse feeling disconnected... you find yourself in a cycle, repeating the same patterns, and feeling stuck. If this sounds like you or your relationship, it's time to make a change. I work with women, parents & couples, just like you, who struggle to manage their roles, competing expectations, and unspoken burdens. Their relationships are suffering & they feel disconnected from what used to feel good.
Are you in a place in life, or in your relationship, where you no longer recognize yourself...and if you're honest, you're no longer okay with it? Whether you’re a professional experiencing burnout, a parent feeling overwhelmed, or a spouse feeling disconnected... you find yourself in a cycle, repeating the same patterns, and feeling stuck. If this sounds like you or your relationship, it's time to make a change. I work with women, parents & couples, just like you, who struggle to manage their roles, competing expectations, and unspoken burdens. Their relationships are suffering & they feel disconnected from what used to feel good.
(615) 502-4840 View (615) 502-4840
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Lauren Pitoscia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Franklin, TN 37067
I work collaboratively with my clients to empower them to take control back in their lives, gain insight into who they are and how they are functioning, and to make changes that will last a lifetime. It is important to feel heard, understood, validated, and safe when discussing personal issues and concerns. I provide an atmosphere of trust and support that allows my clients to explore, discover, grow, and implement effective tools and strategies to improve their life and their well-being and to break free from the destructive patterns and behaviors that have kept them stuck. You are worth it, and you deserve it.
I work collaboratively with my clients to empower them to take control back in their lives, gain insight into who they are and how they are functioning, and to make changes that will last a lifetime. It is important to feel heard, understood, validated, and safe when discussing personal issues and concerns. I provide an atmosphere of trust and support that allows my clients to explore, discover, grow, and implement effective tools and strategies to improve their life and their well-being and to break free from the destructive patterns and behaviors that have kept them stuck. You are worth it, and you deserve it.
(615) 205-0996 View (615) 205-0996
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Cara Leigh Clarkson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP, (temp)
Verified
11 Endorsed
Franklin, TN 37067
I view the therapy hour as time to foster your own capacity for growth by creating a safe environment for which self-discovery and reflection is possible. It is my goal to hold a space for you to identify what is happening within you as you tell your story and build self compassion as we work to better understand what makes you, you. I see therapy as a journey in recovery, whether from addiction, anxiety, or old patterns you are looking to leave behind. I aim to provide a safe space for clients of all backgrounds, beliefs, and gender/sexual identities.
I view the therapy hour as time to foster your own capacity for growth by creating a safe environment for which self-discovery and reflection is possible. It is my goal to hold a space for you to identify what is happening within you as you tell your story and build self compassion as we work to better understand what makes you, you. I see therapy as a journey in recovery, whether from addiction, anxiety, or old patterns you are looking to leave behind. I aim to provide a safe space for clients of all backgrounds, beliefs, and gender/sexual identities.
(629) 209-5112 View (629) 209-5112

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Number of Therapists in Franklin, TN

500+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Franklin, TN who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Relationship Issues
83% Depression
75% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
66% Grief
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Cigna and Evernorth
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
59% Aetna

How Therapists in Franklin, TN see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
24% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Franklin?

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.