Therapists in Wilson County, TN

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Photo of Kayla Varner, Pre-Licensed Professional in Wilson County, TN
Kayla Varner
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lebanon, TN 37087
Kayla is a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy Under Supervision of Alice Stricklin, LMFT (License Number 824). Kayla has received both her Bachelor's and Master's degree from Trevecca Nazarene University. Kayla works with individuals (children, teens, and adults), couples, and families. She is passionate about the power of human connection and provides a safe, and dependable- secure place for her clients. She believes that there is something transformative with having the courage and vulnerability to come to therapy. With a very collaborative approach, she is strongly devoted to helping people become their best, healthy selves.
Kayla is a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy Under Supervision of Alice Stricklin, LMFT (License Number 824). Kayla has received both her Bachelor's and Master's degree from Trevecca Nazarene University. Kayla works with individuals (children, teens, and adults), couples, and families. She is passionate about the power of human connection and provides a safe, and dependable- secure place for her clients. She believes that there is something transformative with having the courage and vulnerability to come to therapy. With a very collaborative approach, she is strongly devoted to helping people become their best, healthy selves.
(615) 455-1722 View (615) 455-1722
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John F Kennedy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LPC-MHS, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
I find that I tend to be helpful to clients who want to integrate spiritual growth as they journey to healing emotional pain and conflict. The counseling relationship serves as a therapeutic crucible, providing a safe and appropriately challenging space to explore ways to draw out and empower the self to experience abundant life.
I find that I tend to be helpful to clients who want to integrate spiritual growth as they journey to healing emotional pain and conflict. The counseling relationship serves as a therapeutic crucible, providing a safe and appropriately challenging space to explore ways to draw out and empower the self to experience abundant life.
(615) 398-6862 View (615) 398-6862
Photo of Lantern Lane Farm, Marriage & Family Therapist in Wilson County, TN
Lantern Lane Farm
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT, LCSW, LPC, CBIS
Verified
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
Offering In-Person and Virtual Sessions for individuals, families, couples, children, adults, and teens...our specialists are here for you! With our sliding fee scale, we can affordably match you with a qualified therapist. Whether you are focusing on getting through today...or looking for an ally to help you achieve your long term goals. Lantern Lane Farm is here for you. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, counseling center --Where Healing Happens.
Offering In-Person and Virtual Sessions for individuals, families, couples, children, adults, and teens...our specialists are here for you! With our sliding fee scale, we can affordably match you with a qualified therapist. Whether you are focusing on getting through today...or looking for an ally to help you achieve your long term goals. Lantern Lane Farm is here for you. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, counseling center --Where Healing Happens.
(615) 956-2111 View (615) 956-2111
Photo of David Allen Kinzer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Wilson County, TN
David Allen Kinzer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MCOUN, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Lebanon, TN 37087
Waitlist for new clients
In my 50+ years I have personally experienced a lot of things that my clients share with me. I am able to empathize or and the very least identify with my client`s needs. My approach is Person/Client Centered; Person-centered therapy uses a non-authoritative approach that allows clients to take more of a lead in discussions so that, in the process, they will discover their own solutions. The therapist acts as a compassionate facilitator, listening without judgment and acknowledging the client’s experience without moving the conversation in another direction. The therapist is there to encourage and support the client.
In my 50+ years I have personally experienced a lot of things that my clients share with me. I am able to empathize or and the very least identify with my client`s needs. My approach is Person/Client Centered; Person-centered therapy uses a non-authoritative approach that allows clients to take more of a lead in discussions so that, in the process, they will discover their own solutions. The therapist acts as a compassionate facilitator, listening without judgment and acknowledging the client’s experience without moving the conversation in another direction. The therapist is there to encourage and support the client.
(615) 808-7660 View (615) 808-7660
Photo of Kate Flannery, Licensed Professional Counselor in Wilson County, TN
Kate Flannery
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, LMFT
Verified
Mount Juliet, TN 37122  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm Kate, a therapist licensed to see clients in TN and CA. I have a passion for guiding individuals through life transitions and adjustments. With a deep understanding of the challenges that life transitions can bring, I am committed to walking alongside you during these moments of change and uncertainty. Together, we will work collaboratively to navigate life transitions, fostering personal growth, resilience, and healing. Whether you're adjusting to new life stages, managing unexpected changes, or seeking purpose, our sessions will encompass scientifically validated techniques and personal connection to promote healing.
Welcome! I'm Kate, a therapist licensed to see clients in TN and CA. I have a passion for guiding individuals through life transitions and adjustments. With a deep understanding of the challenges that life transitions can bring, I am committed to walking alongside you during these moments of change and uncertainty. Together, we will work collaboratively to navigate life transitions, fostering personal growth, resilience, and healing. Whether you're adjusting to new life stages, managing unexpected changes, or seeking purpose, our sessions will encompass scientifically validated techniques and personal connection to promote healing.
(615) 240-5298 View (615) 240-5298
Photo of Mary Anne Byrnes, BSW, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Wilson County, TN
Mary Anne Byrnes, BSW, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, BSW, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
I provide therapy for ages 12+. LEARN from yesterday! LIVE for today! HOPE for tomorrow! I strive to create a laid back atmosphere that is non-judgmental and safe to explore clients' deepest feelings. Normalizing and validating struggles that clients need to explore to find EMPOWERMENT for HOPE and RELIEF. I most enjoy working with any relationship including parent/child relationships. I also work most often with topics such as depression, anxiety, couples' issues, life transitions, teenagers, young adults, family of origin issues, victims of narcissistic abuse, and attachment issues. 17 years of experience. EMDR trained.
I provide therapy for ages 12+. LEARN from yesterday! LIVE for today! HOPE for tomorrow! I strive to create a laid back atmosphere that is non-judgmental and safe to explore clients' deepest feelings. Normalizing and validating struggles that clients need to explore to find EMPOWERMENT for HOPE and RELIEF. I most enjoy working with any relationship including parent/child relationships. I also work most often with topics such as depression, anxiety, couples' issues, life transitions, teenagers, young adults, family of origin issues, victims of narcissistic abuse, and attachment issues. 17 years of experience. EMDR trained.
(615) 823-7699 View (615) 823-7699
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K.c. Wolfe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lebanon, TN 37087  (Online Only)
Changes in life are often expected, but sometimes it hits you unexpectedly and it hits hard. Since change is a normal part of life, that can make it hard to seek help when we're having difficulty in this area. We assume that everybody else is having an easier time adjusting than we are, or feel we just need to power through on our own without support but I don't think that could be further from the truth. All of us are only human & need the invaluable resource of help, support, & encouragement. Anxiety, depression, stress, racing thoughts, fear, poor self-esteem, and other issues often get in our way of living a meaningful life.
Changes in life are often expected, but sometimes it hits you unexpectedly and it hits hard. Since change is a normal part of life, that can make it hard to seek help when we're having difficulty in this area. We assume that everybody else is having an easier time adjusting than we are, or feel we just need to power through on our own without support but I don't think that could be further from the truth. All of us are only human & need the invaluable resource of help, support, & encouragement. Anxiety, depression, stress, racing thoughts, fear, poor self-esteem, and other issues often get in our way of living a meaningful life.
(615) 637-3723 View (615) 637-3723
Photo of Natalie Chan, Marriage & Family Therapist in Wilson County, TN
Natalie Chan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Mount Juliet, TN 37122  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to show up in relationships, to work, at school, or with family the way that you want to? Feeling like everyday life is harder than it should be, while getting overwhelmed thinking about how to change it? Maybe you even tell yourself "I should be able to do this, what's wrong with me?" If so, you’re probably familiar with sadness, anxiety, and resentment as everyday emotions that are leaving you feeling tired, burnt out, unmotivated, stuck, or hopeless. Or maybe you're not even sure how you feel but you know something is just off...
Are you struggling to show up in relationships, to work, at school, or with family the way that you want to? Feeling like everyday life is harder than it should be, while getting overwhelmed thinking about how to change it? Maybe you even tell yourself "I should be able to do this, what's wrong with me?" If so, you’re probably familiar with sadness, anxiety, and resentment as everyday emotions that are leaving you feeling tired, burnt out, unmotivated, stuck, or hopeless. Or maybe you're not even sure how you feel but you know something is just off...
(615) 392-3304 View (615) 392-3304
Photo of Jason Pawlik, Licensed Professional Counselor in Wilson County, TN
Jason Pawlik
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC, MA
Verified
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
Immediate availability-I work collaboratively with my clients to identify specific therapeutic goals that fit the individual’s lifestyle. I am very compassionate about helping people with addictions, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, relational conflicts, and behavioral problems. I understand that it can be difficult to make the time in a busy schedule for self-care. That is why I also offer virtual counseling sessions for all of my clients in addition to traditional face to face counseling.
Immediate availability-I work collaboratively with my clients to identify specific therapeutic goals that fit the individual’s lifestyle. I am very compassionate about helping people with addictions, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, relational conflicts, and behavioral problems. I understand that it can be difficult to make the time in a busy schedule for self-care. That is why I also offer virtual counseling sessions for all of my clients in addition to traditional face to face counseling.
(615) 553-3101 View (615) 553-3101
Photo of Zainab Suara, Psychologist in Wilson County, TN
Zainab Suara
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
Zainab Suara is a Psychologist in Tennessee. She graduated from the University of Hartford in which she received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Additionally, she earned her Bachelor's degree in Biology from Howard University in Washington, D. C. , her Master of Science in Public Health from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN, and her MA in Clinical Practices in Psychology from the University of Hartford.
Zainab Suara is a Psychologist in Tennessee. She graduated from the University of Hartford in which she received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Additionally, she earned her Bachelor's degree in Biology from Howard University in Washington, D. C. , her Master of Science in Public Health from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN, and her MA in Clinical Practices in Psychology from the University of Hartford.
(615) 488-2543 View (615) 488-2543
Photo of Jacob Daniel Dye, Counselor in Wilson County, TN
Jacob Daniel Dye
Counselor, LPCMHSP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
What does it mean to be mentally and emotionally well? You likely know what being "unwell" in these areas looks like, but have you ever stopped to consider what "healthy" is; after all, that is the goal is it not? I would contend that Mental and Emotional Wellness can be summed up by two areas: 1. Gratitude and 2. A sense of personal Agency (meaning your have the ability to affect change in yourself and have control over the immediate future.) I absolutely love exploring these areas with my clients and helping them attain true Wellness in their Mental and Emotional Health.
What does it mean to be mentally and emotionally well? You likely know what being "unwell" in these areas looks like, but have you ever stopped to consider what "healthy" is; after all, that is the goal is it not? I would contend that Mental and Emotional Wellness can be summed up by two areas: 1. Gratitude and 2. A sense of personal Agency (meaning your have the ability to affect change in yourself and have control over the immediate future.) I absolutely love exploring these areas with my clients and helping them attain true Wellness in their Mental and Emotional Health.
(615) 492-3734 View (615) 492-3734
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Joy Miller Conklin
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
I am passionate about creating a safe space for my clients to work through past and current struggles on their journey to emotional health.
I am passionate about creating a safe space for my clients to work through past and current struggles on their journey to emotional health.
(615) 285-6445 View (615) 285-6445
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Dr. Andy Killingsworth
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPCMHSP, MAC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Juliet, TN 37122  (Online Only)
With over 27 yrs of experience, I have learned that healing and change is a process that is unique to each individual. In counseling, we will walk this journey together by identifying, exploring, and working through your experiences and challenges. Whether you experience depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, behavioral addictions, trauma, extreme stress, etc., we will explore ways to manage thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and sensations associated with your life circumstances. Collaboratively, we will develop and identify unique coping strategies to help increase the likelihood that you live the life that you want to live.
With over 27 yrs of experience, I have learned that healing and change is a process that is unique to each individual. In counseling, we will walk this journey together by identifying, exploring, and working through your experiences and challenges. Whether you experience depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, behavioral addictions, trauma, extreme stress, etc., we will explore ways to manage thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and sensations associated with your life circumstances. Collaboratively, we will develop and identify unique coping strategies to help increase the likelihood that you live the life that you want to live.
(719) 625-2361 View (719) 625-2361
Photo of Stacey Sparkman, Pre-Licensed Professional in Wilson County, TN
Stacey Sparkman
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC/T
Verified
3 Endorsed
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
If you're here searching, you are likely on the path to becoming a more "you" you. I offer an open and welcoming environment to process life's challenges. My goal is to be a breath of fresh air for those who are struggling and seem to have lost hope. Whether you are currently experiencing major life transitions, looking to explore anxieties, working to increase self-esteem, or simply need a safe space to process: I am here to help.
If you're here searching, you are likely on the path to becoming a more "you" you. I offer an open and welcoming environment to process life's challenges. My goal is to be a breath of fresh air for those who are struggling and seem to have lost hope. Whether you are currently experiencing major life transitions, looking to explore anxieties, working to increase self-esteem, or simply need a safe space to process: I am here to help.
(615) 258-7323 View (615) 258-7323
Photo of Connie Haxby, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Wilson County, TN
Connie Haxby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
Not accepting new clients
Practice Currently Full. Congratulations on taking your first step to a healthier and happier you! Hi, I'm Connie Haxby and I have over 15 years experience in the mental health field. I am passionate about the career I have chosen and truly enjoy assisting clients in their journey to make peace with the past and delve into a happier future. If life's stressors have gotten to be too much lately, please allow me to guide you to reaching your full potential.
Practice Currently Full. Congratulations on taking your first step to a healthier and happier you! Hi, I'm Connie Haxby and I have over 15 years experience in the mental health field. I am passionate about the career I have chosen and truly enjoy assisting clients in their journey to make peace with the past and delve into a happier future. If life's stressors have gotten to be too much lately, please allow me to guide you to reaching your full potential.
(615) 583-8109 View (615) 583-8109
Photo of Joan Settle, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Wilson County, TN
Joan Settle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
Not accepting new clients
Life can be challenging and overwhelming at times. During these periods, we may need help coping and returning to a place of peace and serenity. I offer a compassionate, nonjudgmental, and safe space where you can share feelings and work toward accomplishing your goals for therapy. Issues I can help with include substance abuse, family history of addiction, codependency, caretaking, aging, life transitions, divorce adjustment, workplace stress, grief, and depression. I bring to our sessions maturity, life experience, experience working in a residential alcohol/drug treatment program, and an inpatient psychiatric facility.
Life can be challenging and overwhelming at times. During these periods, we may need help coping and returning to a place of peace and serenity. I offer a compassionate, nonjudgmental, and safe space where you can share feelings and work toward accomplishing your goals for therapy. Issues I can help with include substance abuse, family history of addiction, codependency, caretaking, aging, life transitions, divorce adjustment, workplace stress, grief, and depression. I bring to our sessions maturity, life experience, experience working in a residential alcohol/drug treatment program, and an inpatient psychiatric facility.
(615) 436-5304 View (615) 436-5304
Photo of Ginger Pilarski, Licensed Professional Counselor in Wilson County, TN
Ginger Pilarski
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EMDR-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Mount Juliet, TN 37122  (Online Only)
Have you done everything you can think of to figure things out on your own, but no matter how hard you have tried, things aren’t getting better? You need real skills and strategies to work through your struggles and get to the other side. I specialize in treating trauma and PTSD, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, people-pleasing, self esteem and perfectionism. Together we will explore the roadblocks that are holding you back, and develop a plan that allows you to move forward into a life that you actually want to live.
Have you done everything you can think of to figure things out on your own, but no matter how hard you have tried, things aren’t getting better? You need real skills and strategies to work through your struggles and get to the other side. I specialize in treating trauma and PTSD, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, people-pleasing, self esteem and perfectionism. Together we will explore the roadblocks that are holding you back, and develop a plan that allows you to move forward into a life that you actually want to live.
(615) 909-4699 View (615) 909-4699
Photo of Brian Carden, Marriage & Family Therapist in Wilson County, TN
Brian Carden
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
You're here for a reason. Something is not right or as right as you want it to be. Life doesn't always end up like we envision and coping with that reality can be difficult for anyone. Whether you're grieving, dealing with trauma, having difficulty in relationships, anxious or depressed, seeking help is a sign of strength. Through an eclectic approach I hope to help clients access that strength and be with them as they learn and heal.
You're here for a reason. Something is not right or as right as you want it to be. Life doesn't always end up like we envision and coping with that reality can be difficult for anyone. Whether you're grieving, dealing with trauma, having difficulty in relationships, anxious or depressed, seeking help is a sign of strength. Through an eclectic approach I hope to help clients access that strength and be with them as they learn and heal.
(615) 471-6672 View (615) 471-6672
Photo of Haleigh Farmer, Pre-Licensed Professional in Wilson County, TN
Haleigh Farmer
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lebanon, TN 37087
Hi! My name is Haleigh, and I'm a Masters Level Therapist on track for LPC-MHSP licensure in TN. My approach to therapy is to create a safe and non-judgmental space to encourage and empower all individuals to heal, grow, and reach overall well-being. I work with adults, adolescents, and children and use different approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, DBT, Play Therapy, and other creative therapies including both mindfulness and supportive techniques. I genuinely believe each person is unique and I strive to create a plan and environment that is specific to their needs and goals.
Hi! My name is Haleigh, and I'm a Masters Level Therapist on track for LPC-MHSP licensure in TN. My approach to therapy is to create a safe and non-judgmental space to encourage and empower all individuals to heal, grow, and reach overall well-being. I work with adults, adolescents, and children and use different approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, DBT, Play Therapy, and other creative therapies including both mindfulness and supportive techniques. I genuinely believe each person is unique and I strive to create a plan and environment that is specific to their needs and goals.
(615) 455-2447 View (615) 455-2447
Photo of Grace Wellness , Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Wilson County, TN
Grace Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
The ability to meet people right where they are is such a powerful and sacred space. We at Grace Wellness embrace any opportunity to be allowed into that space during some of the most difficult times in life. It is our ultimate goal as therapists to provide the support, guidance, and listening ear to help you navigate this sometimes, tumultuous journey called life. You are already equipped with every tool within you to overcome obstacles, We are here to help you discover those tools. With an inviting, safe, and confidential atmosphere we here at Grace can help you learn and understand how to use those tools to enhance your life.
The ability to meet people right where they are is such a powerful and sacred space. We at Grace Wellness embrace any opportunity to be allowed into that space during some of the most difficult times in life. It is our ultimate goal as therapists to provide the support, guidance, and listening ear to help you navigate this sometimes, tumultuous journey called life. You are already equipped with every tool within you to overcome obstacles, We are here to help you discover those tools. With an inviting, safe, and confidential atmosphere we here at Grace can help you learn and understand how to use those tools to enhance your life.
(931) 442-7021 View (931) 442-7021

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Number of Therapists in Wilson County, TN

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Wilson County, TN who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
87% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
70% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
73% Aetna
71% Optum

How Therapists in Wilson County, TN see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Wilson 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.

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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.