Therapists in Memphis, TN

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Photo of Molly K. Fleming, LPC, MHSP, YT, Licensed Professional Counselor
Molly K. Fleming
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, YT
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38112
There is no substitute for compassion in the counseling relationship. I believe in a whole-person approach. This means that everything is relevant: family of origin, unwanted life events, current relationships, physical health and well being, and everyday coping challenges. I assist my clients with life transitions, grief, early childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, chronic pain, relationship challenges, and spiritual issues. I endorse and have expertise in mindfulness-based practices and 12+ years of Hospice experience. Strengths: trusting relationships with my clients.
There is no substitute for compassion in the counseling relationship. I believe in a whole-person approach. This means that everything is relevant: family of origin, unwanted life events, current relationships, physical health and well being, and everyday coping challenges. I assist my clients with life transitions, grief, early childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, chronic pain, relationship challenges, and spiritual issues. I endorse and have expertise in mindfulness-based practices and 12+ years of Hospice experience. Strengths: trusting relationships with my clients.
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Photo of Ashley Nott, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Ashley Nott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38120
I’m a Licensed Master Social Worker committed to creating an empathetic, therapeutic relationship based on trust, compassion and understanding. I understand that Behavioral Health treatment is not “One Size Fits All”. Which is why I use various evidence based treatment methods (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Moral Recognition Therapy) to help my clients navigate their feelings and set them on a path to wellness.
I’m a Licensed Master Social Worker committed to creating an empathetic, therapeutic relationship based on trust, compassion and understanding. I understand that Behavioral Health treatment is not “One Size Fits All”. Which is why I use various evidence based treatment methods (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Moral Recognition Therapy) to help my clients navigate their feelings and set them on a path to wellness.
(901) 437-6194 View (901) 437-6194
Photo of Kelsey Fields Caprio, LPC, MHSP, (Temp), Pre-Licensed Professional
Kelsey Fields Caprio
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC, MHSP, (Temp)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38119
Brené Brown once said, "Let go of who you think you're supposed to be. Embrace who you are." I would love to walk with you on this journey of embracing who you are as an individual, and who you want to become. Healing is never easy, but you will never have to do it alone. I have a huge passion for seeing people heal and grow into the person they didn’t feel they could become. I strive to create a safe space for anyone who takes the courageous step to share their story with me, as I know this is not an easy ask from anyone.
Brené Brown once said, "Let go of who you think you're supposed to be. Embrace who you are." I would love to walk with you on this journey of embracing who you are as an individual, and who you want to become. Healing is never easy, but you will never have to do it alone. I have a huge passion for seeing people heal and grow into the person they didn’t feel they could become. I strive to create a safe space for anyone who takes the courageous step to share their story with me, as I know this is not an easy ask from anyone.
(901) 245-5242 View (901) 245-5242
Photo of Kristen M Cofield, LPCMHSP, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Kristen M Cofield
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38117
Not accepting new clients
My goal is to empower my clients to lead full, integrated, self-led lives. Together we will focus not only on behavior change and symptom reduction, but also on compassionately addressing and resolving the underlying factors and beliefs that drive coping responses into extremity. Through an integrated approach rooted in the Internal Family Systems model, I help clients to heal their attachment wounds and take ownership of their identity formation. Clients leave my office with better coping skills, a deeper understanding and connection to Self, and a renewed sense of purpose and empowerment.
My goal is to empower my clients to lead full, integrated, self-led lives. Together we will focus not only on behavior change and symptom reduction, but also on compassionately addressing and resolving the underlying factors and beliefs that drive coping responses into extremity. Through an integrated approach rooted in the Internal Family Systems model, I help clients to heal their attachment wounds and take ownership of their identity formation. Clients leave my office with better coping skills, a deeper understanding and connection to Self, and a renewed sense of purpose and empowerment.
(901) 979-9854 View (901) 979-9854
Photo of Jay Allen Stone, BS, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jay Allen Stone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38120
As a therapist I strive to provide a safe and nurturing space where you feel free to explore what it means to be you and navigate life’s struggles without judgement. Therapy brings us to some of our most vulnerable moments, and I make it my mission that you feel heard, validated, and free to discover, maybe for the first time or perhaps again, who you are and/or who you’d like to become. I help clients navigate ways to improve their lives while also treating trauma-related issues, grief, relational and interpersonal challenges, family of origin issues, depression, and anxiety.
As a therapist I strive to provide a safe and nurturing space where you feel free to explore what it means to be you and navigate life’s struggles without judgement. Therapy brings us to some of our most vulnerable moments, and I make it my mission that you feel heard, validated, and free to discover, maybe for the first time or perhaps again, who you are and/or who you’d like to become. I help clients navigate ways to improve their lives while also treating trauma-related issues, grief, relational and interpersonal challenges, family of origin issues, depression, and anxiety.
(901) 403-6807 View (901) 403-6807
Photo of Rylee Tillman, NCAC II, LPC, MHSP T, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Rylee Tillman
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, NCAC II, LPC, MHSP T
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38117
Have you ever experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, mood swings or perhaps a little of all four? I can help you manage these symptoms by providing you with the tools to work towards your goals in a relaxing, non-judgmental setting. Additionally, I specialize in those struggling with any type of addiction. I have a passion and personal experience working with first responders. I enjoy and have experience working with people of all ages. I'd love to work with you and help you reach your goals.
Have you ever experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, mood swings or perhaps a little of all four? I can help you manage these symptoms by providing you with the tools to work towards your goals in a relaxing, non-judgmental setting. Additionally, I specialize in those struggling with any type of addiction. I have a passion and personal experience working with first responders. I enjoy and have experience working with people of all ages. I'd love to work with you and help you reach your goals.
(901) 472-3998 View (901) 472-3998
Photo of Zach Shappley, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Zach Shappley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38119
We are created for relationship. When we are distant, things feel wrong and uncomfortable. Being disconnected from those we love brings up sadness, anxiety, depression, stress, anger. It hurts to be distant. We feel lost and alone, not able to turn to the ones we love most for comfort and care. These longings and their distressing feelings don’t just go away. In the absence of relief, we may choose other ways to cope, using distance, distractions, substances, numbing out, or isolation.
We are created for relationship. When we are distant, things feel wrong and uncomfortable. Being disconnected from those we love brings up sadness, anxiety, depression, stress, anger. It hurts to be distant. We feel lost and alone, not able to turn to the ones we love most for comfort and care. These longings and their distressing feelings don’t just go away. In the absence of relief, we may choose other ways to cope, using distance, distractions, substances, numbing out, or isolation.
(901) 730-6526 View (901) 730-6526
Photo of Nathan Wade, LPC, MHCP, (temp), Licensed Professional Counselor
Nathan Wade
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHCP, (temp)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38119
Welcome! I have a drive to help those who are struggling with autism spectrum disorder, addiction, trauma, anxiety, and depression. I work at a pace that is comfortable with you to ensure that you receive the right amount of care as possible as we go on this journey of healing together. I work to aid you with helpful coping skills, relationship building/repairing, communication skills, and finding self-identity. My objective is to get to the point where you will confidently be able to help yourself with the skills you develop over time.
Welcome! I have a drive to help those who are struggling with autism spectrum disorder, addiction, trauma, anxiety, and depression. I work at a pace that is comfortable with you to ensure that you receive the right amount of care as possible as we go on this journey of healing together. I work to aid you with helpful coping skills, relationship building/repairing, communication skills, and finding self-identity. My objective is to get to the point where you will confidently be able to help yourself with the skills you develop over time.
(901) 445-6562 View (901) 445-6562
Photo of Sheila C. Vamplin, MA, LMFT, DMin, Marriage & Family Therapist
Sheila C. Vamplin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, DMin
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38117
Waitlist for new clients
Calm. Courage. Connection. We long for them. We need them. Their absence can lead to stress, confusion, loneliness. I help clients find calm in the midst of struggle. I can help you find courage to be who you really are and address whatever it is that brings you to counseling or coaching. I seek to help you connect with your truest self, with the relationships you need, and with the spiritual part of yourself that is often neglected. Looking at the big picture can help us find the calm, courage, and connection we need in order to be who we are meant to be.
Calm. Courage. Connection. We long for them. We need them. Their absence can lead to stress, confusion, loneliness. I help clients find calm in the midst of struggle. I can help you find courage to be who you really are and address whatever it is that brings you to counseling or coaching. I seek to help you connect with your truest self, with the relationships you need, and with the spiritual part of yourself that is often neglected. Looking at the big picture can help us find the calm, courage, and connection we need in order to be who we are meant to be.
(901) 657-3197 View (901) 657-3197
Photo of Carissa Bacon, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Carissa Bacon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Not Verified Not Verified
Memphis, TN 38103
Hello there! I'm thrilled that you're here, considering taking a meaningful step towards your journey of self-discovery and growth. If you find yourself yearning for more in life but haven't quite committed to investing in your well-being, you're in the right place. Do you ever sense untapped potential within you, yet grapple with challenges like anxiety, wavering motivation, or self-doubt? Imagine a life filled with renewed passion, not just for your relationships with others but also for your relationship with yourself and your spiritual connection. That's the transformative journey I'm eager to embark on with you.
Hello there! I'm thrilled that you're here, considering taking a meaningful step towards your journey of self-discovery and growth. If you find yourself yearning for more in life but haven't quite committed to investing in your well-being, you're in the right place. Do you ever sense untapped potential within you, yet grapple with challenges like anxiety, wavering motivation, or self-doubt? Imagine a life filled with renewed passion, not just for your relationships with others but also for your relationship with yourself and your spiritual connection. That's the transformative journey I'm eager to embark on with you.
(901) 350-6728 View (901) 350-6728
Photo of Channelle Johnson, MS, NCC, LPC, MHSP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Channelle Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38119  (Online Only)
I understand the vulnerability it takes to open yourself up to a therapist, and I promise to join you on your journey with patience, strength, and hope lighting the way. With collaboration and mindfulness, it is my goal to increase your tolerance for heavy emotions, integrate fragmented parts of the self, and discovered the uncharted territory barrier within your mind. I work with individuals and couples to explore experiences in attachment trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, and other life changing experiences.
I understand the vulnerability it takes to open yourself up to a therapist, and I promise to join you on your journey with patience, strength, and hope lighting the way. With collaboration and mindfulness, it is my goal to increase your tolerance for heavy emotions, integrate fragmented parts of the self, and discovered the uncharted territory barrier within your mind. I work with individuals and couples to explore experiences in attachment trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, and other life changing experiences.
(901) 450-5379 View (901) 450-5379
Photo of Kacie Kelso Mellen, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kacie Kelso Mellen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38120
Acknowledging the need for help can sometimes be a difficult first step, but carrying all of life's problems alone can be brutal and isolating. I provide a safe place for individuals, families, parents and couples to navigate effectively through the many obstacles we face on life's journey. My goal is to provide a warm and accepting environment for individuals to explore feelings, behaviors and life experiences that may allow for personal reflection and growth.
Acknowledging the need for help can sometimes be a difficult first step, but carrying all of life's problems alone can be brutal and isolating. I provide a safe place for individuals, families, parents and couples to navigate effectively through the many obstacles we face on life's journey. My goal is to provide a warm and accepting environment for individuals to explore feelings, behaviors and life experiences that may allow for personal reflection and growth.
(901) 245-5491 View (901) 245-5491
Photo of Anne Thomas Floyd, LMFT, LPCMHSP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Anne Thomas Floyd
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMFT, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38104  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life is full of choices and challenges, particularly the challenges in our relationships. It takes courage and support to make the choice to get to a healthier place or to end a toxic relationship. Maybe you've already tried to recover or discover a better version of you, and your best efforts didn't seem to work. What if there is another way...a better way to achieve the life you want?
Life is full of choices and challenges, particularly the challenges in our relationships. It takes courage and support to make the choice to get to a healthier place or to end a toxic relationship. Maybe you've already tried to recover or discover a better version of you, and your best efforts didn't seem to work. What if there is another way...a better way to achieve the life you want?
(901) 441-9852 View (901) 441-9852
Photo of Julia Rhea, LPC, MHSP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Julia Rhea
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38117
Not accepting new clients
Counseling with a healthy dose of sarcasm, swearing, and authenticity. We all know that life isn't easy. Everyone of us is challenged whether it's everyday life struggles, relationship problems, infertility, life transitions, or other mental health concerns. The strain of these stressors can build until you find yourself completely exhausted and overwhelmed. It takes strength to recognize that you need a little help. I'm hoping to help clients who are willing to be challenged, are seeking empathy, and are ready to make changes. It is my hope that clients can leave therapy feeling more centered and more capable to face life.
Counseling with a healthy dose of sarcasm, swearing, and authenticity. We all know that life isn't easy. Everyone of us is challenged whether it's everyday life struggles, relationship problems, infertility, life transitions, or other mental health concerns. The strain of these stressors can build until you find yourself completely exhausted and overwhelmed. It takes strength to recognize that you need a little help. I'm hoping to help clients who are willing to be challenged, are seeking empathy, and are ready to make changes. It is my hope that clients can leave therapy feeling more centered and more capable to face life.
(901) 646-0278 View (901) 646-0278
Photo of Jacquelyn “Jackie” Taylor-Mays, LCSW, C-SWCM, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jacquelyn “Jackie” Taylor-Mays
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, C-SWCM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38135  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am licensed in Tennessee and founder of Taylor-Mays Counseling & Support, Inc. with 20+ years of professional work experience. I am nonjudgmental and focused on helping an individual go through the process to accomplish goals. I help with coping skills, anger management, stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship issues, motivation and confidence. Career issues and job stress as well as professional development are areas of expertise. Let me help you with your goals and therapeutic journey.
I am licensed in Tennessee and founder of Taylor-Mays Counseling & Support, Inc. with 20+ years of professional work experience. I am nonjudgmental and focused on helping an individual go through the process to accomplish goals. I help with coping skills, anger management, stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship issues, motivation and confidence. Career issues and job stress as well as professional development are areas of expertise. Let me help you with your goals and therapeutic journey.
(901) 582-8327 View (901) 582-8327
Photo of Terry Bernardini, MS, LPC, MHSP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Terry Bernardini
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38117
Are anxiety and depression constant companions in your life? Do you wonder if fulfillment in life, relationships, and work are possible? It could be that your life was going quite well until an unwelcome visitor such as chronic pain, a diagnosis, loss, addiction, betrayal, or trauma showed up to stay. Or, it could be that you have rarely if ever enjoyed a sense of well-being. My greatest joy is in helping people find strength, hope, and happiness despite the darkest of life’s experiences.
Are anxiety and depression constant companions in your life? Do you wonder if fulfillment in life, relationships, and work are possible? It could be that your life was going quite well until an unwelcome visitor such as chronic pain, a diagnosis, loss, addiction, betrayal, or trauma showed up to stay. Or, it could be that you have rarely if ever enjoyed a sense of well-being. My greatest joy is in helping people find strength, hope, and happiness despite the darkest of life’s experiences.
(901) 371-4711 View (901) 371-4711
Photo of Jason Holtgrewe, LPC, MHSP, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jason Holtgrewe
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38119
I seek to help my clients learn how to embrace vulnerability as a means to healing, become aware of their emotions and inner thoughts to connect with themselves and others, and trust that the love they deserve is the kind given without conditions.
I seek to help my clients learn how to embrace vulnerability as a means to healing, become aware of their emotions and inner thoughts to connect with themselves and others, and trust that the love they deserve is the kind given without conditions.
(901) 479-0854 View (901) 479-0854
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Elizabeth A Harris
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38117
Waitlist for new clients
I'm a clinical psychologist who's been in practice over 30 years. I currently work with children 3 years old to 11 years old, skip adolescence, and work with individual adults challenged by issues such as anxiety, depression, divorce adjustment and grief and loss. My original area of specialty was with pre-schoolers and young children up to 11 years old. I utilize techniques of play therapy, including sandbox therapy and mutual storytelling. My work with children, of course, includes parent guidance. Techniques with adults include: psychodynamic psychotherapy and mindfulness.
I'm a clinical psychologist who's been in practice over 30 years. I currently work with children 3 years old to 11 years old, skip adolescence, and work with individual adults challenged by issues such as anxiety, depression, divorce adjustment and grief and loss. My original area of specialty was with pre-schoolers and young children up to 11 years old. I utilize techniques of play therapy, including sandbox therapy and mutual storytelling. My work with children, of course, includes parent guidance. Techniques with adults include: psychodynamic psychotherapy and mindfulness.
(901) 617-7147 View (901) 617-7147
Photo of Roslyn Postlewaite, LCSW, MSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Roslyn Postlewaite
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38120
Have you been feeling like something is wrong but you cannot pinpoint why? Do you find that you hid behind your accomplishments and don’t feel like you know yourself fully? Do you feel emotionally burnt out and not sure how to begin to take care of yourself? Do you often feel stressed, lack balance, and don’t know who you can talk to about it? I think I can help you! I believe everyone deserves to feel heard, seen ​, and understood so that they can be confident in who they are, what they want ​to do, and ultimately who they want to be. Therapy can be your first step to FEELING better and SEEING ​ better.
Have you been feeling like something is wrong but you cannot pinpoint why? Do you find that you hid behind your accomplishments and don’t feel like you know yourself fully? Do you feel emotionally burnt out and not sure how to begin to take care of yourself? Do you often feel stressed, lack balance, and don’t know who you can talk to about it? I think I can help you! I believe everyone deserves to feel heard, seen ​, and understood so that they can be confident in who they are, what they want ​to do, and ultimately who they want to be. Therapy can be your first step to FEELING better and SEEING ​ better.
(901) 459-5649 View (901) 459-5649
Photo of Caitlin Leggett, MA, ATR, LPCMHSP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Caitlin Leggett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38117
Welcome! Do you feel like anxiety consumes all your energy? Do you get nervous and self-conscious when talking to other people? Does life feel chaotic and unmanageable? These are just a few of the many issues I help my clients work through. Anxiety, depression, low-self esteem, and life stress can definitely leave you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed, but you don’t have to go through it alone! I am a Counselor and Art Therapist with experience treating teens and adults for various anxiety and depressive disorders. I am also passionate about assisting clients improve their self-esteem and relationships with others.
Welcome! Do you feel like anxiety consumes all your energy? Do you get nervous and self-conscious when talking to other people? Does life feel chaotic and unmanageable? These are just a few of the many issues I help my clients work through. Anxiety, depression, low-self esteem, and life stress can definitely leave you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed, but you don’t have to go through it alone! I am a Counselor and Art Therapist with experience treating teens and adults for various anxiety and depressive disorders. I am also passionate about assisting clients improve their self-esteem and relationships with others.
(901) 472-1396 View (901) 472-1396

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Memphis, TN

500+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Memphis, TN who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
85% Depression
75% Self Esteem
72% Relationship Issues
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
67% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Cigna and Evernorth
70% Aetna
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Memphis, TN see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Memphis?

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.