Therapists in Putnam County, TN

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Photo of Annette J Lynch, MA, LPC, MHSP, ACS, Licensed Professional Counselor
Annette J Lynch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP, ACS
Verified Verified
Cookeville, TN 38501
I hold an MA in Educational Psychology specializing in Mental Health Counseling, and am licensed as an LPC, MHSP in Tennessee. I am also an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) for those taking a path toward LPC, MHSP. There are many different therapies, just as there are many different types of individual issues. Therefore, I work with many; however, I believe CBT, DBT, person-centered, and compassion-focused therapies are particularly helpful, especially for those struggling with grief, trauma, behavioral, and long-unaddressed issues.
I hold an MA in Educational Psychology specializing in Mental Health Counseling, and am licensed as an LPC, MHSP in Tennessee. I am also an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) for those taking a path toward LPC, MHSP. There are many different therapies, just as there are many different types of individual issues. Therefore, I work with many; however, I believe CBT, DBT, person-centered, and compassion-focused therapies are particularly helpful, especially for those struggling with grief, trauma, behavioral, and long-unaddressed issues.
(931) 340-7185 View (931) 340-7185
Photo of Tonya K Stearns, EdS, LPCMHSP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Tonya K Stearns
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cookeville, TN 38501
What are you experiencing in your life right now? What would you like to experience instead? Perhaps you simply want to feel better and don't know where to start. Life is a journey and along the way, we encounter many wonderful things as well as many challenges. You may have gone through something in your past or perhaps you are experiencing something currently that is affecting multiple areas of your life. I am here to help you to process what is going on in your life and together we will work on strategies that will allow you to address whatever issues or situations affecting you.
What are you experiencing in your life right now? What would you like to experience instead? Perhaps you simply want to feel better and don't know where to start. Life is a journey and along the way, we encounter many wonderful things as well as many challenges. You may have gone through something in your past or perhaps you are experiencing something currently that is affecting multiple areas of your life. I am here to help you to process what is going on in your life and together we will work on strategies that will allow you to address whatever issues or situations affecting you.
(931) 348-4202 View (931) 348-4202
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Kayla McElroy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baxter, TN 38544  (Online Only)
Exhausted. Overwhelmed. Depleted. Do you feel like the world is slowly crushing in on you, as you attempt to process a recent loss, a life changing situation, or accumulating life transitions? Whether fresh or prolonged in time, it still feels raw and vulnerable, and it's hard to imagine a time without this. You feel isolated, and as if you can't relate to others around you. You crave normalcy during this time of chaos. You want to feel whole again. You want to feel understood and relatable to others. Most of all, you want the simplicity of life that you once had.
Exhausted. Overwhelmed. Depleted. Do you feel like the world is slowly crushing in on you, as you attempt to process a recent loss, a life changing situation, or accumulating life transitions? Whether fresh or prolonged in time, it still feels raw and vulnerable, and it's hard to imagine a time without this. You feel isolated, and as if you can't relate to others around you. You crave normalcy during this time of chaos. You want to feel whole again. You want to feel understood and relatable to others. Most of all, you want the simplicity of life that you once had.
(931) 400-8748 View (931) 400-8748
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Erin Marlene Kelly
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cookeville, TN 38501
I am a EMDR trained therapist who is enthusiastic about helping people attain goals for themselves and their primary relationships. We will set goals in the first session in order to provide clarity to the work based on what is important to you. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I see traditional, single parent, & blended families, understanding their differences.
I am a EMDR trained therapist who is enthusiastic about helping people attain goals for themselves and their primary relationships. We will set goals in the first session in order to provide clarity to the work based on what is important to you. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I see traditional, single parent, & blended families, understanding their differences.
(931) 326-3005 View (931) 326-3005
Photo of Caitlin Birdwell Dodson, LPC, MHSP, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Caitlin Birdwell Dodson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
Cookeville, TN 38501
Not accepting new clients
My specialty is working with clients who may seem like they have it together on the outside, but inside they feel like they are not good enough. They often struggle with perfectionism, anxiety, anger, relationship issues, embarrassment, guilt, and fear that others are upset with them or do not like them. They often have stressful relationships with parents or romantic partners. These clients find themselves engaging in people-pleasing and codependency. I use "parts work" to help clients unpack what is going on in their bodies, gain self-understanding, and befriend their emotions and experiences.
My specialty is working with clients who may seem like they have it together on the outside, but inside they feel like they are not good enough. They often struggle with perfectionism, anxiety, anger, relationship issues, embarrassment, guilt, and fear that others are upset with them or do not like them. They often have stressful relationships with parents or romantic partners. These clients find themselves engaging in people-pleasing and codependency. I use "parts work" to help clients unpack what is going on in their bodies, gain self-understanding, and befriend their emotions and experiences.
(931) 229-7075 View (931) 229-7075
Photo of Hillary Locke, MA, LPCMHSP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Hillary Locke
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cookeville, TN 38501
It can be difficult to reach out for help. Are you having trouble being who you want to be in your relationships? Are you overwhelmed by intrusive thoughts and debilitating anxiety? Are you worried about the judgment of others? I am glad you made it here! I welcome you to take that first step and call. I provide a judgment free, inclusive, and nurturing environment. I am committed to helping my clients let go of shame and find healing.
It can be difficult to reach out for help. Are you having trouble being who you want to be in your relationships? Are you overwhelmed by intrusive thoughts and debilitating anxiety? Are you worried about the judgment of others? I am glad you made it here! I welcome you to take that first step and call. I provide a judgment free, inclusive, and nurturing environment. I am committed to helping my clients let go of shame and find healing.
(615) 987-0053 View (615) 987-0053
Photo of Zachary Spoerl, MDiv, MA, MHSP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Zachary Spoerl
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, MA, MHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cookeville, TN 38501  (Online Only)
I work with individuals, couples, and families from a range of experiences, but find that most are dealing with some form of anxiety, depression, or shame-based symptoms. It can be very difficult to address these issues with others in our lives for a number of valid and practical reasons. As a therapist, I offer a safe, private, and nonjudgemental space for people to begin discussing and exploring these often uncomfortable parts of self, with the hope that more understanding will lead to a lessening of symptoms, as well as a clearer path forward.
I work with individuals, couples, and families from a range of experiences, but find that most are dealing with some form of anxiety, depression, or shame-based symptoms. It can be very difficult to address these issues with others in our lives for a number of valid and practical reasons. As a therapist, I offer a safe, private, and nonjudgemental space for people to begin discussing and exploring these often uncomfortable parts of self, with the hope that more understanding will lead to a lessening of symptoms, as well as a clearer path forward.
(931) 807-6645 View (931) 807-6645
Photo of Sarah Morgan, MA, LPC, MHSP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Sarah Morgan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Cookeville, TN 38501
"You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” C.S.Lewis It starts with having someone there to listen; to you and your story. I provide a safe space to talk about the things that are hardest to talk about. For an adult that could be the grief of a loved one, the depression or anxiety that holds you back daily, or a confusing relationship that needs untangling. For a child it could mean talking about something scary that happened, exploring feelings of wanting to hurt themselves, or learning to talk to others in a way that they feel understood. Start the journey to healing today.
"You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” C.S.Lewis It starts with having someone there to listen; to you and your story. I provide a safe space to talk about the things that are hardest to talk about. For an adult that could be the grief of a loved one, the depression or anxiety that holds you back daily, or a confusing relationship that needs untangling. For a child it could mean talking about something scary that happened, exploring feelings of wanting to hurt themselves, or learning to talk to others in a way that they feel understood. Start the journey to healing today.
(931) 783-1834 View (931) 783-1834
Photo of Caitlin Brady, LPCMHSP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Caitlin Brady
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
Cookeville, TN 38501
I am thrilled to introduce myself as a trauma-informed therapist, dedicated to providing compassionate and effective care to those in need. My approach is deeply rooted in the understanding that trauma can have a profound impact on an individual's mental, emotional, and physical well-being, and that healing requires a holistic and empathetic response. Throughout my career, I have worked with a diverse range of clients, each with their unique experiences, backgrounds, and needs. I have come to appreciate the importance of cultural humility, and I strive to create a safe and inclusive space for all.
I am thrilled to introduce myself as a trauma-informed therapist, dedicated to providing compassionate and effective care to those in need. My approach is deeply rooted in the understanding that trauma can have a profound impact on an individual's mental, emotional, and physical well-being, and that healing requires a holistic and empathetic response. Throughout my career, I have worked with a diverse range of clients, each with their unique experiences, backgrounds, and needs. I have come to appreciate the importance of cultural humility, and I strive to create a safe and inclusive space for all.
(931) 240-3728 View (931) 240-3728
Photo of Christina Williams, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Christina Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cookeville, TN 38501
Waitlist for new clients
There comes a time when you realize that you need help. "Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase", MLK Jr. I believe no one wants to live in misery and the first step is asking for help. I believe in helping others to reaffirm their positivity and build on the ones that are struggles. My goal in therapy is for my clients to feel at ease and know they are not alone. To help them deal with the multitude of issues that sometimes can bring pain and help them on the path of healing.
There comes a time when you realize that you need help. "Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase", MLK Jr. I believe no one wants to live in misery and the first step is asking for help. I believe in helping others to reaffirm their positivity and build on the ones that are struggles. My goal in therapy is for my clients to feel at ease and know they are not alone. To help them deal with the multitude of issues that sometimes can bring pain and help them on the path of healing.
(931) 783-1169 View (931) 783-1169
Photo of Beth Anderson Walker, MA, LPCMHSP, NCC, RYT-200, Licensed Professional Counselor
Beth Anderson Walker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCMHSP, NCC, RYT-200
Verified Verified
Cookeville, TN 38501
As a counselor and a fellow human, I have found that deepening our awareness of who we are and the struggles we face, within a supportive, safe relationship can help us navigate life’s obstacles in ways that we did not feel were possible on our own. In time, we learn how to nurture and come home to ourselves. Counseling can be an empowering gift to the self. My therapeutic orientation is trauma, grief, and somatic-informed. I offer creative, mindful, body-centered, and nature-inspired interventions within sessions as ways of tuning into ourselves, understanding our patterns, and cultivating a life we intentionally want to lead.
As a counselor and a fellow human, I have found that deepening our awareness of who we are and the struggles we face, within a supportive, safe relationship can help us navigate life’s obstacles in ways that we did not feel were possible on our own. In time, we learn how to nurture and come home to ourselves. Counseling can be an empowering gift to the self. My therapeutic orientation is trauma, grief, and somatic-informed. I offer creative, mindful, body-centered, and nature-inspired interventions within sessions as ways of tuning into ourselves, understanding our patterns, and cultivating a life we intentionally want to lead.
(865) 424-2146 View (865) 424-2146
Photo of David John Eisenmenger, LCSW, MDvYale, MBA, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
David John Eisenmenger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MDvYale, MBA
Verified Verified
Cookeville, TN 38506
An informed and liberated mind is my goal in mental health treatment. I have 32 years experience in pastoral counseling, statewide crisis intervention, and counseling in a clinical setting. My experience in helping souls to heal comes from having been with people in their homes, schools, hospitals, and detention centers. I have worked with families ranging from the very poor to the wealthy. Emotional pain can come to anyone and I enable my clients to heal old and new hurts that get in the way of a healthy and happy life.
An informed and liberated mind is my goal in mental health treatment. I have 32 years experience in pastoral counseling, statewide crisis intervention, and counseling in a clinical setting. My experience in helping souls to heal comes from having been with people in their homes, schools, hospitals, and detention centers. I have worked with families ranging from the very poor to the wealthy. Emotional pain can come to anyone and I enable my clients to heal old and new hurts that get in the way of a healthy and happy life.
(931) 994-5692 View (931) 994-5692
Photo of Ajay James Rashe, LPC, MHSP, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor
Ajay James Rashe
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, MA
Verified Verified
Cookeville, TN 38501  (Online Only)
“It’s only a passing thing this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines, it will shine out the clearer.” -J.R.R Tolkien. There are times in life where the road forward is unclear, and all you can do is take the first step. I want to create an open, affirming, and safe place for you to explore your path. There are going to be periods of struggle, loss, grief, joy, growth and celebration. Mental health work is not a destination but a journey created for and by you. I strongly believe in giving you the autonomy, dignity, and respect to make your own decision with a little guidance.
“It’s only a passing thing this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines, it will shine out the clearer.” -J.R.R Tolkien. There are times in life where the road forward is unclear, and all you can do is take the first step. I want to create an open, affirming, and safe place for you to explore your path. There are going to be periods of struggle, loss, grief, joy, growth and celebration. Mental health work is not a destination but a journey created for and by you. I strongly believe in giving you the autonomy, dignity, and respect to make your own decision with a little guidance.
(931) 271-5923 View (931) 271-5923
Photo of Lori Lee Staton, BS, MA, tempLPC, Pre-Licensed Professional
Lori Lee Staton
Pre-Licensed Professional, BS, MA, tempLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cookeville, TN 38501
Tired of holding so much inside? Everyone goes through tough times and needs a safe space to talk. My style of practice enables me to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. I treat several mental health disorders and provide a peaceful & neutral ground to individuals, families, and couples. My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. This is achieved by providing a caring, safe space without judgment, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan that helps you reach your goals.
Tired of holding so much inside? Everyone goes through tough times and needs a safe space to talk. My style of practice enables me to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. I treat several mental health disorders and provide a peaceful & neutral ground to individuals, families, and couples. My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. This is achieved by providing a caring, safe space without judgment, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan that helps you reach your goals.
(931) 208-6309 View (931) 208-6309
Photo of Kelly Hodge, MA, LPC, MHSP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Kelly Hodge
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Cookeville, TN 38501
"We think we listen but very rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy. Yet listening, of this very special kind, is one of the most potent forces for change that I know." Carl Rogers - Everyone at one time or another deals with sometimes more than they can handle and needs someone to really listen to them. I want to offer a safe and non-judgmental environment where you can be heard. My goal is to really understand and to help you through what you are facing. To help you reach your fullest potential and to increase your self-awareness. I want to create an environment where you can really discover who you are.
"We think we listen but very rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy. Yet listening, of this very special kind, is one of the most potent forces for change that I know." Carl Rogers - Everyone at one time or another deals with sometimes more than they can handle and needs someone to really listen to them. I want to offer a safe and non-judgmental environment where you can be heard. My goal is to really understand and to help you through what you are facing. To help you reach your fullest potential and to increase your self-awareness. I want to create an environment where you can really discover who you are.
(931) 240-5852 View (931) 240-5852
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Melinda Morris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cookeville, TN 38506  (Online Only)
I believe what is most effective in therapy is finding someone who makes you feel truly seen and heard. Finding one's voice is challenging enough, and going unheard or misunderstood can be incredibly lonely and can alter our perceptions of our lives, our futures, and ourselves. I enjoy supporting others in finding their voice and rediscovering who they are through each chapter they encounter in their lives. The therapy journey can be long and on-going but is worth every step of effort to reach the level of healing and confidence we all deserve.
I believe what is most effective in therapy is finding someone who makes you feel truly seen and heard. Finding one's voice is challenging enough, and going unheard or misunderstood can be incredibly lonely and can alter our perceptions of our lives, our futures, and ourselves. I enjoy supporting others in finding their voice and rediscovering who they are through each chapter they encounter in their lives. The therapy journey can be long and on-going but is worth every step of effort to reach the level of healing and confidence we all deserve.
(931) 229-7953 View (931) 229-7953
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Alyssa Thurman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCTemp
Verified Verified
Cookeville, TN 38501
Sometimes the strongest thing you can do is to ask for help. We all come to therapy for various reasons. Whatever the reason, I would love to offer you the time and space to discover your own healing and wellness. While I welcome anyone into my office, I have a heart for children and families as well as post-partum mothers.
Sometimes the strongest thing you can do is to ask for help. We all come to therapy for various reasons. Whatever the reason, I would love to offer you the time and space to discover your own healing and wellness. While I welcome anyone into my office, I have a heart for children and families as well as post-partum mothers.
(931) 740-1173 View (931) 740-1173
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From The Ashes Therapeutic Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Monterey, TN 38574  (Online Only)
Do you experience overwhelming feelings of anxiety or a depressed mood? Do you wrestle with low self-esteem or setting boundaries? Do you feel like your self-care practices are nonexistent? Are you struggling to find a way to deal with feelings of grief? It’s important that we choose to be healthier versions of ourselves and live authentically. I can give you the tools to achieve this outcome! My philosophy begins with the perspective that our thoughts control our feelings and our feelings control our actions. When we can change our thinking to be more adaptive, we can become the best versions of ourselves.
Do you experience overwhelming feelings of anxiety or a depressed mood? Do you wrestle with low self-esteem or setting boundaries? Do you feel like your self-care practices are nonexistent? Are you struggling to find a way to deal with feelings of grief? It’s important that we choose to be healthier versions of ourselves and live authentically. I can give you the tools to achieve this outcome! My philosophy begins with the perspective that our thoughts control our feelings and our feelings control our actions. When we can change our thinking to be more adaptive, we can become the best versions of ourselves.
(931) 271-5119 View (931) 271-5119
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Holly Hillis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Cookeville, TN 38501
I have a passion for working with children, adults, and families to help build rapport and unconditional positive regard for all situations or needs they may have. Coming to therapy takes vulnerability and self motivation that I intend to encourage in each individual. This step forward will begin a journey to healing, self love, and acceptance. It is a true privilege that I get to walk beside each client on their path to healing, no matter what that may look like for you.
I have a passion for working with children, adults, and families to help build rapport and unconditional positive regard for all situations or needs they may have. Coming to therapy takes vulnerability and self motivation that I intend to encourage in each individual. This step forward will begin a journey to healing, self love, and acceptance. It is a true privilege that I get to walk beside each client on their path to healing, no matter what that may look like for you.
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Cody Dewayne York
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Cookeville, TN 38501
“Did you know that there are some seeds that cannot sprout unless they are first burned? Sometimes breaking is making. Even Iron can start again, and there are many things that can move through fire and find themselves much better for it afterward.” Kerrek, Critical Role. Sometimes we are confronted with difficult thoughts and experiences that can feel uncomfortable or impossible. I offer a relaxed environment to help you along that journey; be that depression or anxiety, life changes, grief or loss, mood disorders, etc. I strive to make sure I understand your place within in your story and want to help you get to your next chapter.
“Did you know that there are some seeds that cannot sprout unless they are first burned? Sometimes breaking is making. Even Iron can start again, and there are many things that can move through fire and find themselves much better for it afterward.” Kerrek, Critical Role. Sometimes we are confronted with difficult thoughts and experiences that can feel uncomfortable or impossible. I offer a relaxed environment to help you along that journey; be that depression or anxiety, life changes, grief or loss, mood disorders, etc. I strive to make sure I understand your place within in your story and want to help you get to your next chapter.
(931) 271-5789 View (931) 271-5789

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Number of Therapists in Putnam County, TN

50+

Average cost per session

$100

Therapists in Putnam County, TN who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
89% Depression
80% Self Esteem
78% Grief
76% Relationship Issues
76% Stress
74% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Cigna and Evernorth
74% BlueCross and BlueShield
68% Aetna

How Therapists in Putnam County, TN see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Putnam County?

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.