Therapists in Bellmont Hillsboro, Nashville, TN

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Sam Sheeley
Counselor, MS, LPCMHSP, (temp), NCC
Verified Verified
Bellmont Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212
Feel trapped playing the comparison game? Scared of being judged, rejected, embarrassed? Having a hard time engaging the way you want to?. You might be trying to figure out how to face feelings or changes that no one taught you how to handle. Whether it's new move, a new career, or feelings of loneliness- counseling can help. Maybe things like low self-esteem, anxiety, addictions, and issues from the past are getting in the way feeling connected and significant. Working with my client's, whether young adults or teens, I help them bravely face those obstacles to help them live feeling more known and connected.
Feel trapped playing the comparison game? Scared of being judged, rejected, embarrassed? Having a hard time engaging the way you want to?. You might be trying to figure out how to face feelings or changes that no one taught you how to handle. Whether it's new move, a new career, or feelings of loneliness- counseling can help. Maybe things like low self-esteem, anxiety, addictions, and issues from the past are getting in the way feeling connected and significant. Working with my client's, whether young adults or teens, I help them bravely face those obstacles to help them live feeling more known and connected.
(615) 219-4188 View (615) 219-4188
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Jo Ellyn Webster
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC/MHS
Verified Verified
Bellmont Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212
I have over 25 years of experience as a therapist and have been practicing with a doctorate in counseling psychology for almost 20 years. I have worked with people who have a wide range of disorders.
I have over 25 years of experience as a therapist and have been practicing with a doctorate in counseling psychology for almost 20 years. I have worked with people who have a wide range of disorders.
(615) 379-9816 View (615) 379-9816
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Brian S Poynter
Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Bellmont Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212
Utilizing the basic tenets of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy I enjoy assisting those with a wide range of mental health issues. From acute illness such as Bipolar Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder to change of life issues, this approach allows for permanent change to the the distorted thought process. My experience has been, and continues to be inpatient at a local psychiatric hospital as well as my private practice. I will work with your psychiatrist or medical provider as well as supportive members of your family/life to provide a more comprehensive approach to mental wellness.
Utilizing the basic tenets of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy I enjoy assisting those with a wide range of mental health issues. From acute illness such as Bipolar Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder to change of life issues, this approach allows for permanent change to the the distorted thought process. My experience has been, and continues to be inpatient at a local psychiatric hospital as well as my private practice. I will work with your psychiatrist or medical provider as well as supportive members of your family/life to provide a more comprehensive approach to mental wellness.
(615) 442-7143 View (615) 442-7143
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Amy Lazarov Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Bellmont Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Amy. I support college-aged and young adults experiencing stress, anxiety, and life changes with warm, interactive counseling. Life is full of ups and downs and being human can be really challenging at times. We all want to be seen, heard, and valued for being ourselves. You deserve to have your day-to-day be more manageable and build a life full of self-assurance, purpose, and meaning.
Hi, I’m Amy. I support college-aged and young adults experiencing stress, anxiety, and life changes with warm, interactive counseling. Life is full of ups and downs and being human can be really challenging at times. We all want to be seen, heard, and valued for being ourselves. You deserve to have your day-to-day be more manageable and build a life full of self-assurance, purpose, and meaning.
(615) 762-6629 View (615) 762-6629
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Brooke Rappaport
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellmont Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37204
I love working with women and gender expansive people on concerns such as anxiety, depression, adjustment, life transitions, and trauma. I love guiding people through life transitions, shifts, and identity development. Helping my clients in their personal growth is especially fun for me. Aside from personal growth, I am most experienced working with symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma. I help clients understand how systems beyond their individual life impacts why they may be feeling how they are feeling. I help clients work to live authentic and genuine lives that align with their personal values.
I love working with women and gender expansive people on concerns such as anxiety, depression, adjustment, life transitions, and trauma. I love guiding people through life transitions, shifts, and identity development. Helping my clients in their personal growth is especially fun for me. Aside from personal growth, I am most experienced working with symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma. I help clients understand how systems beyond their individual life impacts why they may be feeling how they are feeling. I help clients work to live authentic and genuine lives that align with their personal values.
(615) 551-7967 View (615) 551-7967
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Stephen Navyac
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellmont Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212
I work with individuals and couples and families who seek to improve their communication, intimacy and overall health in their own lives and relationships. I offer respectful, non-shaming, honest and insightful help for interacting with others in romantic, social and work environments. I have compassion, wisdom and insights for those that have experienced trauma, addiction, blurred boundaries and all levels (too much, or lack) of emotions in their upbringing, and current life situations and relationships. Life can be stressful, I offer tools and insights to help you navigate challenges.
I work with individuals and couples and families who seek to improve their communication, intimacy and overall health in their own lives and relationships. I offer respectful, non-shaming, honest and insightful help for interacting with others in romantic, social and work environments. I have compassion, wisdom and insights for those that have experienced trauma, addiction, blurred boundaries and all levels (too much, or lack) of emotions in their upbringing, and current life situations and relationships. Life can be stressful, I offer tools and insights to help you navigate challenges.
(615) 392-3273 View (615) 392-3273
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Kimberlee Massey-Owen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bellmont Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212
Life can be complicated, overwhelming, challenging, and messy. People don’t tend to fit in neat little boxes, but I find that beautiful. The people I comes in contact with never cease to amaze and inspire me with their stories, struggles, and victories. I am committed to creating a safe and nonjudgemental space for people to explore healing and reconnect with themselves, others, and with hope beyond ourselves. My focus is relational and I believe this is the most healing aspect of any treatment modal. “We are wounded in relationship, and we heal in relationship.”
Life can be complicated, overwhelming, challenging, and messy. People don’t tend to fit in neat little boxes, but I find that beautiful. The people I comes in contact with never cease to amaze and inspire me with their stories, struggles, and victories. I am committed to creating a safe and nonjudgemental space for people to explore healing and reconnect with themselves, others, and with hope beyond ourselves. My focus is relational and I believe this is the most healing aspect of any treatment modal. “We are wounded in relationship, and we heal in relationship.”
(530) 240-7801 View (530) 240-7801
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Rachel Hammons
Counselor, MA, LPCMHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Bellmont Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212
It’s taken me a long time to write this because I desperately wanted my bio to communicate my heart for counseling, people, and the work that I do, but I also feel that words fall short when you’re trying to communicate something so intimate. First of all, you are brave for taking a step toward deeper healing, and I am honored that you might consider me as a support alongside you in your journey. Whether this is your first time seeking counseling or your 10th time, I hope to encourage and help empower you in your fight to become who you want to be. Whatever next step you decide to take, I hope the best for you.
It’s taken me a long time to write this because I desperately wanted my bio to communicate my heart for counseling, people, and the work that I do, but I also feel that words fall short when you’re trying to communicate something so intimate. First of all, you are brave for taking a step toward deeper healing, and I am honored that you might consider me as a support alongside you in your journey. Whether this is your first time seeking counseling or your 10th time, I hope to encourage and help empower you in your fight to become who you want to be. Whatever next step you decide to take, I hope the best for you.
(615) 471-7560 View (615) 471-7560
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Reece
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC, MHSP, (temp)
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Bellmont Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212
Are you exploring your identities outside the limitations of who you grew up being taught you were "allowed" to be? Maybe you are curious about neurodivergence and want to understand yourself more deeply. Maybe you are queer and haven't found a therapist you feel safe with yet.
Are you exploring your identities outside the limitations of who you grew up being taught you were "allowed" to be? Maybe you are curious about neurodivergence and want to understand yourself more deeply. Maybe you are queer and haven't found a therapist you feel safe with yet.
(615) 709-5776 View (615) 709-5776
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Maritza Erazo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, MHSP-S, RPT, CIFS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellmont Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212
Are you constantly contradicting yourself? A part of you wants to grow and transform into your “true” self, but then you feel as though you are self-sabotaging again. You question how you can work on yourself when you are the one preventing the growth. Pablo Neruda’s poem "We Are Many" describes the internal conflict that many of us feel. As a psychotherapist, I noticed that my clients needed something more than just traditional talk therapy. This realization led me to become a Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist to help people “befriend” the internal conflict and embrace it with love and compassion.
Are you constantly contradicting yourself? A part of you wants to grow and transform into your “true” self, but then you feel as though you are self-sabotaging again. You question how you can work on yourself when you are the one preventing the growth. Pablo Neruda’s poem "We Are Many" describes the internal conflict that many of us feel. As a psychotherapist, I noticed that my clients needed something more than just traditional talk therapy. This realization led me to become a Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist to help people “befriend” the internal conflict and embrace it with love and compassion.
(615) 307-4092 x525 View (615) 307-4092 x525
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Daniel Goldstein
Psychologist, PhD, HSP
Verified Verified
Bellmont Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212
Asking for help when dealing with mental health issues takes great courage. As your therapist, I will offer you presence, focused attention and a collaborative effort to understand your inner life. Together, we will work to bring about the changes necessary to empower you to live authentically, with purpose, and to achieve your full potential. I tend to work well with individuals who see their mental health as a journey or who are motivated to understand and work through the underlying causes of their difficulties in longer-term therapeutic relationships.
Asking for help when dealing with mental health issues takes great courage. As your therapist, I will offer you presence, focused attention and a collaborative effort to understand your inner life. Together, we will work to bring about the changes necessary to empower you to live authentically, with purpose, and to achieve your full potential. I tend to work well with individuals who see their mental health as a journey or who are motivated to understand and work through the underlying causes of their difficulties in longer-term therapeutic relationships.
(615) 246-0799 View (615) 246-0799
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Caty Pooley
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, NCC, LPC, MHSP, (Temp)
Verified Verified
Bellmont Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212
I am passionate about working with adult and teen clients, who are experiencing a wide range of difficulties. Most frequently, I work with clients struggling with anxiety and depression, as well as individuals yearning for change, managing life transitions, dealing with relationship challenges, or looking for coping skills to better handle stress. I will tailor my treatment approach to meet your specific needs and work from a holistic lens, utilizing evidence-based practices to integrate aspects of mental, physical, and emotional well-being.
I am passionate about working with adult and teen clients, who are experiencing a wide range of difficulties. Most frequently, I work with clients struggling with anxiety and depression, as well as individuals yearning for change, managing life transitions, dealing with relationship challenges, or looking for coping skills to better handle stress. I will tailor my treatment approach to meet your specific needs and work from a holistic lens, utilizing evidence-based practices to integrate aspects of mental, physical, and emotional well-being.
(615) 552-0840 View (615) 552-0840
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Jazzmin Cohen Psyd
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellmont Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212
I work with adults, adolescents, and couples on various issues. Some of the specific areas I excel at are with clients looking to conquer life's obstacles caused by trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. During our time together, I will create a supportive environment and assist you in establishing goals and skills needed to achieve your desired lifestyle.
I work with adults, adolescents, and couples on various issues. Some of the specific areas I excel at are with clients looking to conquer life's obstacles caused by trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. During our time together, I will create a supportive environment and assist you in establishing goals and skills needed to achieve your desired lifestyle.
(615) 909-2384 View (615) 909-2384
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Neva Murray
Psychologist, PhD, HSP
Verified Verified
Bellmont Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212
I work with clients to reduce suffering, heal from past experiences, improve relationships, and build emotional strength and resilience. I've trained as a trauma specialist and in trauma-informed therapies. Additionally, I practice as a generalist and have experience working with clients who are struggling anxiety, OCD, depression, LGBTQ+ issues, relationship challenges, major life changes, identity development, religious trauma, and spirituality.
I work with clients to reduce suffering, heal from past experiences, improve relationships, and build emotional strength and resilience. I've trained as a trauma specialist and in trauma-informed therapies. Additionally, I practice as a generalist and have experience working with clients who are struggling anxiety, OCD, depression, LGBTQ+ issues, relationship challenges, major life changes, identity development, religious trauma, and spirituality.
(615) 637-6890 View (615) 637-6890
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Beth Nelson
Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Bellmont Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212
I have been a licensed counselor for over fifteen years and I have been in the helping profession for nearly thirty-five years. Much of my experience is working with people who have experienced trauma, especially within relationships. I work best with individuals who are dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, and issues of empowerment. I feel you are the expert concerning your life. Maybe you just need some help exploring that. My style is not to give advice, but rather to provide a safe environment and relationship where you can feel free to grow and transform.
I have been a licensed counselor for over fifteen years and I have been in the helping profession for nearly thirty-five years. Much of my experience is working with people who have experienced trauma, especially within relationships. I work best with individuals who are dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, and issues of empowerment. I feel you are the expert concerning your life. Maybe you just need some help exploring that. My style is not to give advice, but rather to provide a safe environment and relationship where you can feel free to grow and transform.
(615) 212-8002 View (615) 212-8002
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Dr. Jo E Webster
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
Bellmont Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212
I work with those suffering from anxiety, depression, substance abuse/addiction, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorders, personality disorders, relationship struggles, and life changes. I also help clients who are struggling with a lack of confidence, negative self-talk and thoughts, and the feeling of not being good enough or not doing enough.
I work with those suffering from anxiety, depression, substance abuse/addiction, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorders, personality disorders, relationship struggles, and life changes. I also help clients who are struggling with a lack of confidence, negative self-talk and thoughts, and the feeling of not being good enough or not doing enough.
(615) 857-1880 View (615) 857-1880
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Dominique Gabrielle Braden
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bellmont Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212  (Online Only)
"Life can often feel like a lonely journey full of obstacles and challenges. I am passionate about providing a non-judgmental environment during your journey of finding health and grace. I strive to provide a space where our "masks of perfection", and performance can rest. By honoring unmet attachment needs, we are able to uncover our deepest hurts and desires. As a multicultural therapist, I value every individual that enters my office. I desire to validate traumas that occurred form sexual abuse, childhood trauma , and relational anxiety. The overarching goal is the freedom that awaits when you find yourself again."
"Life can often feel like a lonely journey full of obstacles and challenges. I am passionate about providing a non-judgmental environment during your journey of finding health and grace. I strive to provide a space where our "masks of perfection", and performance can rest. By honoring unmet attachment needs, we are able to uncover our deepest hurts and desires. As a multicultural therapist, I value every individual that enters my office. I desire to validate traumas that occurred form sexual abuse, childhood trauma , and relational anxiety. The overarching goal is the freedom that awaits when you find yourself again."
(615) 861-8825 View (615) 861-8825
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Ira Helderman
Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Bellmont Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212
Together we will find the right path, and right set of practical tools, to help you overcome obstacles and become your best self. After over a decade-and-a-half working in mental health, I am skilled in the latest, evidence-based therapies available (e.g., Relational Mindfulness and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy). But no single approach works for all people at all times and, remaining flexible, we will create a safe therapeutic environment with the best combination of techniques that works for you. So many different psychotherapies exist today because there is no one approach that works at all times.
Together we will find the right path, and right set of practical tools, to help you overcome obstacles and become your best self. After over a decade-and-a-half working in mental health, I am skilled in the latest, evidence-based therapies available (e.g., Relational Mindfulness and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy). But no single approach works for all people at all times and, remaining flexible, we will create a safe therapeutic environment with the best combination of techniques that works for you. So many different psychotherapies exist today because there is no one approach that works at all times.
(615) 763-3960 View (615) 763-3960
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Irena Stjepic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEMDR
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bellmont Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212
I specialize in Somatic Attachment-Focused EMDR therapy, a body-mind approach to help you heal from current and past pain and discomfort. Additionally, I incorporate the Safe and Sound Protocol and Neurofeedback in my practice. My expertise lies in supporting young adults aged 16 and above, as well as adults who have experienced recent traumatic events or have Complex PTSD as a result of unhealed childhood trauma, abuse, neglect, and other areas of focus, including anxiety, bipolar disorder, depressive disorder, and performance enhancement.
I specialize in Somatic Attachment-Focused EMDR therapy, a body-mind approach to help you heal from current and past pain and discomfort. Additionally, I incorporate the Safe and Sound Protocol and Neurofeedback in my practice. My expertise lies in supporting young adults aged 16 and above, as well as adults who have experienced recent traumatic events or have Complex PTSD as a result of unhealed childhood trauma, abuse, neglect, and other areas of focus, including anxiety, bipolar disorder, depressive disorder, and performance enhancement.
(615) 471-6617 View (615) 471-6617
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Kelly Geelan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bellmont Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37212  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Tennessee with 5 years of experience with children, adults and families. My background includes inpatient care at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as well as behavioral therapy in Boston, MA. I have experience in many areas but specialize in a few. The first is individuals (children, adolescents and adults) that are neurodiverse, specifically struggling with Autism or ADHD. Additionally, I love working with parents/caregivers to support through new diagnosis and behavior challenges. Finally, I have a passion for working with clients experiencing anxiety disorders such as GAD or OCD.
I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Tennessee with 5 years of experience with children, adults and families. My background includes inpatient care at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as well as behavioral therapy in Boston, MA. I have experience in many areas but specialize in a few. The first is individuals (children, adolescents and adults) that are neurodiverse, specifically struggling with Autism or ADHD. Additionally, I love working with parents/caregivers to support through new diagnosis and behavior challenges. Finally, I have a passion for working with clients experiencing anxiety disorders such as GAD or OCD.
(615) 558-5657 View (615) 558-5657

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Number of Therapists in Bellmont Hillsboro, Nashville, TN

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Bellmont Hillsboro, Nashville, TN who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
86% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
77% Trauma and PTSD
72% Coping Skills
71% Grief

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Aetna
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
49% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Bellmont Hillsboro, Nashville, TN see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bellmont Hillsboro, Nashville?

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.