Therapists in Arlington, TX

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Laura L Avila
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Arlington, TX 76015  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychologist with a special interest in health and wellness, both physical and emotional. I have also completed specialized training in evidence-based therapies for treatment of PTSD. I have enjoyed working with medical populations as this has deepened my understanding of the mind-body connection, particularly how health conditions can contribute to emotional problems and vice versa. Although we may not always be able to choose or change our current circumstances, we are able to choose how we think about, manage, and cope with our circumstances which can lead to a change in our overall health.
I am a clinical psychologist with a special interest in health and wellness, both physical and emotional. I have also completed specialized training in evidence-based therapies for treatment of PTSD. I have enjoyed working with medical populations as this has deepened my understanding of the mind-body connection, particularly how health conditions can contribute to emotional problems and vice versa. Although we may not always be able to choose or change our current circumstances, we are able to choose how we think about, manage, and cope with our circumstances which can lead to a change in our overall health.
(817) 587-3962 View (817) 587-3962
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Chenell Lee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Arlington, TX 76017  (Online Only)
I'm glad you're here and I appreciate you taking the time to find out more about me. I'm here to help in any way I can through whatever challenges you're currently facing. And I do realize that living day to day in and of itself can present insurmountable challenges. Please know my passion is helping people, all people. It doesn't matter if you're seeking services for yourself, a child, a teen, young adult or an elderly loved one. My concern is not with race, religion or sexual orientation. I am concerned with providing each individual a safe space to share, grow and reach the ultimate goal of a peaceful and satisfying life.
I'm glad you're here and I appreciate you taking the time to find out more about me. I'm here to help in any way I can through whatever challenges you're currently facing. And I do realize that living day to day in and of itself can present insurmountable challenges. Please know my passion is helping people, all people. It doesn't matter if you're seeking services for yourself, a child, a teen, young adult or an elderly loved one. My concern is not with race, religion or sexual orientation. I am concerned with providing each individual a safe space to share, grow and reach the ultimate goal of a peaceful and satisfying life.
(972) 703-4152 View (972) 703-4152
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Dr. Michael Carney Phd
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, LCDC, LBSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76011
I have 4 licenses specializing in Couple's Counseling, Individual Counseling, and Addictive Behaviors - Sex Addiction, Pornography, and Substance Abuse. Law Enforcement and first responders, clients with security clearances, gun owners, Healthcare Providers, and Pilots are assured of privacy and confidentiality. Lifestyle and Kink friendly. My goals as a therapist is to help my clients better understand themselves and to help them figure out how to live fulfilled, productive lives. I work with individuals, couples, and families with many different issues. My approach to therapy is cognitive with a person-oriented emphasis.
I have 4 licenses specializing in Couple's Counseling, Individual Counseling, and Addictive Behaviors - Sex Addiction, Pornography, and Substance Abuse. Law Enforcement and first responders, clients with security clearances, gun owners, Healthcare Providers, and Pilots are assured of privacy and confidentiality. Lifestyle and Kink friendly. My goals as a therapist is to help my clients better understand themselves and to help them figure out how to live fulfilled, productive lives. I work with individuals, couples, and families with many different issues. My approach to therapy is cognitive with a person-oriented emphasis.
(469) 617-5561 View (469) 617-5561
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Cynthia Thompson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S
Verified
2 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76006  (Online Only)
It is my desire to provide quality services to clients by establishing relationships that encourage growth & mutual respect. I especially enjoy working with couples & families. My focus is to help individuals & families to identify ways to maintain healthy relationships, by providing them with tools that lead to assertive communication, anger control, improved self-esteem, & personal and spiritual growth.
It is my desire to provide quality services to clients by establishing relationships that encourage growth & mutual respect. I especially enjoy working with couples & families. My focus is to help individuals & families to identify ways to maintain healthy relationships, by providing them with tools that lead to assertive communication, anger control, improved self-esteem, & personal and spiritual growth.
(817) 779-7302 View (817) 779-7302
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Aimee Murray
Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76017
Are you looking for someone who is real and authentic to talk to? It's rumored that therapy is typically a one-sided conversation that offers few chances for genuine interaction between the client and the counselor. That is not me! I am that counselor that will offer you a personal connection in order to facilitate growth and healing. My goal is to offer you support and guidance in whatever life situations you are experiencing.
Are you looking for someone who is real and authentic to talk to? It's rumored that therapy is typically a one-sided conversation that offers few chances for genuine interaction between the client and the counselor. That is not me! I am that counselor that will offer you a personal connection in order to facilitate growth and healing. My goal is to offer you support and guidance in whatever life situations you are experiencing.
(682) 310-5500 View (682) 310-5500
Photo of Amy Friend, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Arlington, TX
Amy Friend
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76013
I enjoy helping people grow into their full potential. I believe the individual has within themselves the ability to live their best life but often times needs someone to coach them through obstacles. My approach to therapy is best described as eclectic and systematic. Everyone is different so no one treatment fits all and often times obstacles are complex. I consider it an honor to counsel and it is a privilege I don't take lightly. Honesty, humility, respect and loyalty are necessary qualities I bring into the therapeutic relationship.
I enjoy helping people grow into their full potential. I believe the individual has within themselves the ability to live their best life but often times needs someone to coach them through obstacles. My approach to therapy is best described as eclectic and systematic. Everyone is different so no one treatment fits all and often times obstacles are complex. I consider it an honor to counsel and it is a privilege I don't take lightly. Honesty, humility, respect and loyalty are necessary qualities I bring into the therapeutic relationship.
(682) 305-3644 View (682) 305-3644
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Cheryl B Larrabee
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76017
Problems in life can cause people to stain their future with hopelessness. I love to help people see how their present problems associate with issues from their past while we work on establishing a new future with healthy thinking processes and hope. Therapy can help you control your emotions while reacting to problems, redirect issues in relationships that have gotten off-track, establish boundaries, increase your self-esteem and focus on a positive future.
Problems in life can cause people to stain their future with hopelessness. I love to help people see how their present problems associate with issues from their past while we work on establishing a new future with healthy thinking processes and hope. Therapy can help you control your emotions while reacting to problems, redirect issues in relationships that have gotten off-track, establish boundaries, increase your self-esteem and focus on a positive future.
(817) 484-0844 View (817) 484-0844
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Joyce Buckner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Arlington, TX 76017
Dr. Buckner is a recognized authority on the causes and cures of painful encounters between intimate partners. During her 30+ year history in private practice as a clinical psychologist specializing in relationship issues, she also trained relationship therapists worldwide, enjoyed media exposure (including The Oprah Winfrey Show),and authored the book "Making Real Love Happen--The New ERA of Intimacy." Simply said,she helps people develop relationships they love. This work is quite different than the stereotypic "marriage counseling." To discover the underlying issues that feed conflict and learn how to develop the behaviors that will create "love" require new learning.
Dr. Buckner is a recognized authority on the causes and cures of painful encounters between intimate partners. During her 30+ year history in private practice as a clinical psychologist specializing in relationship issues, she also trained relationship therapists worldwide, enjoyed media exposure (including The Oprah Winfrey Show),and authored the book "Making Real Love Happen--The New ERA of Intimacy." Simply said,she helps people develop relationships they love. This work is quite different than the stereotypic "marriage counseling." To discover the underlying issues that feed conflict and learn how to develop the behaviors that will create "love" require new learning.
(817) 405-4501 View (817) 405-4501
Photo of Jacqueline Miller, Licensed Professional Counselor in Arlington, TX
Jacqueline Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, PhD, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76001  (Online Only)
Do you ever feel anxious, overwhelmed, or depressed? Do you have low self esteem or have difficulty establishing and maintaining relationships? You feel lost and don't know where to start? Your future begins now. Empower yourself to overcome life's challenges, foster inner strength, and create a more harmonious, fulfilled life. Te sientes ansioso/a, deprimido/a? Tienes baja autoestima o tienes dificultad con tus relaciones? Te sientes perdido/a y no sabes por dónde empezar? Tu futuro comienza ahora! Empodérate para superar los desafíos de la vida fomentar la fuerza interior y crear una vida armoniosa y plena.
Do you ever feel anxious, overwhelmed, or depressed? Do you have low self esteem or have difficulty establishing and maintaining relationships? You feel lost and don't know where to start? Your future begins now. Empower yourself to overcome life's challenges, foster inner strength, and create a more harmonious, fulfilled life. Te sientes ansioso/a, deprimido/a? Tienes baja autoestima o tienes dificultad con tus relaciones? Te sientes perdido/a y no sabes por dónde empezar? Tu futuro comienza ahora! Empodérate para superar los desafíos de la vida fomentar la fuerza interior y crear una vida armoniosa y plena.
(682) 688-4583 View (682) 688-4583
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Kathryn Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76001
Not accepting new clients
I have over ten years experience working with individuals with a variety of disabilities. I enjoy working with children, teenagers and their families, and making the counseling process fun. I am experienced in providing counseling to individuals and families who are dealing with anxiety, depression and sadness, Autism and Asperger's, Learning Disorders, defiant children, and integration of special needs into the school environment. I have experience working at Center Street Counseling Center, Mansfield Counseling, Sundance Behavioral Health, Presbyterian Night Shelter, and Pope Elementary School. I have worked with a variety of people from all backgrounds, and cultures.
I have over ten years experience working with individuals with a variety of disabilities. I enjoy working with children, teenagers and their families, and making the counseling process fun. I am experienced in providing counseling to individuals and families who are dealing with anxiety, depression and sadness, Autism and Asperger's, Learning Disorders, defiant children, and integration of special needs into the school environment. I have experience working at Center Street Counseling Center, Mansfield Counseling, Sundance Behavioral Health, Presbyterian Night Shelter, and Pope Elementary School. I have worked with a variety of people from all backgrounds, and cultures.
(817) 756-9342 View (817) 756-9342
Photo of Heather Gesino, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Arlington, TX
Heather Gesino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76012
Heather has been practicing social work for 15 years. She has worked with a diverse group of clients from newborns to 102. Heather approaches each of her clients as individual people who have the power to create change within their own lives. Heather creates a space where clients can navigate the various stages of life without judgement.
Heather has been practicing social work for 15 years. She has worked with a diverse group of clients from newborns to 102. Heather approaches each of her clients as individual people who have the power to create change within their own lives. Heather creates a space where clients can navigate the various stages of life without judgement.
(214) 380-3067 View (214) 380-3067
Photo of Laena Tingstrom, Licensed Professional Counselor in Arlington, TX
Laena Tingstrom
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76012
Laena received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Texas Christian University and her Masters in Professional Counseling at Dallas Baptist University. She has experience working in private practice, university counseling, and church settings where she has had the opportunity to work with both adolescents and adults from all walks of life and varying presenting problems. Some of these include eating disorders, depression, anxiety, relational conflict, life transitions, and low self-esteem, amongst others.
Laena received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Texas Christian University and her Masters in Professional Counseling at Dallas Baptist University. She has experience working in private practice, university counseling, and church settings where she has had the opportunity to work with both adolescents and adults from all walks of life and varying presenting problems. Some of these include eating disorders, depression, anxiety, relational conflict, life transitions, and low self-esteem, amongst others.
(817) 587-6393 View (817) 587-6393
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Bronwyn Lucas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76015
“I believe that anyone can make a change, however, it will take work, perseverance, and sometimes outside help. I see my role as that outside help, a facilitator of change. As a tenacious and creative psychotherapist, I use a variety of modalities to assist clients in making a positive change and transforming their life.”
“I believe that anyone can make a change, however, it will take work, perseverance, and sometimes outside help. I see my role as that outside help, a facilitator of change. As a tenacious and creative psychotherapist, I use a variety of modalities to assist clients in making a positive change and transforming their life.”
(972) 472-2083 View (972) 472-2083
Photo of Charmaine M Smith, Marriage & Family Therapist in Arlington, TX
Charmaine M Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Arlington, TX 76006  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW APPOINTMENTS. Does your relationship need a 'double dip' of enrichment? Is your adolescent experiencing behavioral issues at home or in school? Has a series of unforeseen events or toxic relationships resulted in your feeling 'weighed down'? Do you sense as though you are at a crossroad in your personal, professional or spiritual life? Are you in the midst of a divorce and need help with co-parenting counseling? Do you have unresolved emotions regarding your past? Are you unfulfilled in your current relationship?
WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW APPOINTMENTS. Does your relationship need a 'double dip' of enrichment? Is your adolescent experiencing behavioral issues at home or in school? Has a series of unforeseen events or toxic relationships resulted in your feeling 'weighed down'? Do you sense as though you are at a crossroad in your personal, professional or spiritual life? Are you in the midst of a divorce and need help with co-parenting counseling? Do you have unresolved emotions regarding your past? Are you unfulfilled in your current relationship?
(682) 808-6537 View (682) 808-6537
Photo of Ja'Mai Harris-Edwards, Licensed Professional Counselor in Arlington, TX
Ja'Mai Harris-Edwards
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified
Arlington, TX 76013
Life is all about perspective. The ability to change one's perspective can change and impact your life. The old adage is, "Perception is reality", which I believe rings true in so many situations in life. Consider changing the perspective of your perception and what difference that could make? Perspective Counseling and Family Services was established on the motto, "Perspective changes Everything!" Life changes in unexpected and fleeting moments. Often times these transitions are difficult to manage. Allow Perspective Counseling and Family Services to help you gain perspective and regain control over your life!
Life is all about perspective. The ability to change one's perspective can change and impact your life. The old adage is, "Perception is reality", which I believe rings true in so many situations in life. Consider changing the perspective of your perception and what difference that could make? Perspective Counseling and Family Services was established on the motto, "Perspective changes Everything!" Life changes in unexpected and fleeting moments. Often times these transitions are difficult to manage. Allow Perspective Counseling and Family Services to help you gain perspective and regain control over your life!
(817) 968-1147 View (817) 968-1147
Photo of Amy Blount, LPC Associate in Arlington, TX
Amy Blount
LPC Associate
Verified
3 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76013
I am over-the-top passionate about helping individuals through a collaborative and creative approach. I aim to go above and beyond to understand each individual’s unique experiences and needs through empathy, active listening, gentle guidance, and diverse therapeutic techniques. I want my clients to feel heard, understood and accepted and to develop the necessary skills to navigate their emotional landscapes and face life’s challenges head-on. I strive to create a safe space for my clients to voice their concerns without fear of judgment, develop deeper, healthier relationships, and work toward achieving my client's personal goals.
I am over-the-top passionate about helping individuals through a collaborative and creative approach. I aim to go above and beyond to understand each individual’s unique experiences and needs through empathy, active listening, gentle guidance, and diverse therapeutic techniques. I want my clients to feel heard, understood and accepted and to develop the necessary skills to navigate their emotional landscapes and face life’s challenges head-on. I strive to create a safe space for my clients to voice their concerns without fear of judgment, develop deeper, healthier relationships, and work toward achieving my client's personal goals.
(817) 409-8402 View (817) 409-8402
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Dr. Tee Mayfield w/ Center of Cultivating Parents
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76017
Dr. Tee Mayfield PhD is a (LPC) licensed professional counselor and a highly recommended Medicaid provider in the state of Texas, Arizona and Oregon. She has been practicing mental health treatment in a variety of settings such as Inpatient, PHP, IOP and private practice. She has Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from TWU and is currently holds a doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from NCU. She is skilled in different modalities such as DBT, CBT and EMDR. Tee is also resourceful and helpful with navigating though crisis and dilemmas that require a professional fixer.
Dr. Tee Mayfield PhD is a (LPC) licensed professional counselor and a highly recommended Medicaid provider in the state of Texas, Arizona and Oregon. She has been practicing mental health treatment in a variety of settings such as Inpatient, PHP, IOP and private practice. She has Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from TWU and is currently holds a doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from NCU. She is skilled in different modalities such as DBT, CBT and EMDR. Tee is also resourceful and helpful with navigating though crisis and dilemmas that require a professional fixer.
(817) 765-5903 View (817) 765-5903
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Chryssee M Wright-Ohiri
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS MFT, LPC-A
Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76018
Specializing in anxiety, trauma and relationships: Trapped in the maze of overthinking, negativity, and repetitive patterns? Your thoughts wield immense power over your emotions, influencing behavior in an unyielding mental loop. I am your ally, offering unwavering support as you unravel your inner strength to triumph over challenges—be it anxiety, women's issues, childhood trauma, or relationship struggles. Your unique journey begins now, because YOUR well-being matters. Initiate change by scheduling a confidential consultation. You don't have to face it alone
Specializing in anxiety, trauma and relationships: Trapped in the maze of overthinking, negativity, and repetitive patterns? Your thoughts wield immense power over your emotions, influencing behavior in an unyielding mental loop. I am your ally, offering unwavering support as you unravel your inner strength to triumph over challenges—be it anxiety, women's issues, childhood trauma, or relationship struggles. Your unique journey begins now, because YOUR well-being matters. Initiate change by scheduling a confidential consultation. You don't have to face it alone
(972) 853-9934 View (972) 853-9934
Photo of Jennifer E Montoya, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Arlington, TX
Jennifer E Montoya
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76013
Sometimes life feels heavy, and we are not meant to go through it alone. As a counselor, I hope to provide a safe space for my clients to explore their feelings, discover their purpose, and make lasting improvements to their overall health. I strive to work in collaboration with clients to achieve their goals and encourage growth and congruence.
Sometimes life feels heavy, and we are not meant to go through it alone. As a counselor, I hope to provide a safe space for my clients to explore their feelings, discover their purpose, and make lasting improvements to their overall health. I strive to work in collaboration with clients to achieve their goals and encourage growth and congruence.
(817) 646-2864 View (817) 646-2864
Photo of DeTrae Eugene Warren, Licensed Professional Counselor in Arlington, TX
DeTrae Eugene Warren
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76012
Life is a journey. Sometimes we encounter things that are out of our control and may feel as if no one else understands. I trust in the human ability to grow, even when faced with obstacles. During times of personal questioning or struggle, I rely on the counseling process to elicit the best forms of self-reflexivity in order to prosper. I believe answers to our problems reside within us. Feelings that result from experiences in life are unique to each person, and they each deserve a partner to work through their difficulties. I have strived to create a warm and supportive environment that will foster your growth.
Life is a journey. Sometimes we encounter things that are out of our control and may feel as if no one else understands. I trust in the human ability to grow, even when faced with obstacles. During times of personal questioning or struggle, I rely on the counseling process to elicit the best forms of self-reflexivity in order to prosper. I believe answers to our problems reside within us. Feelings that result from experiences in life are unique to each person, and they each deserve a partner to work through their difficulties. I have strived to create a warm and supportive environment that will foster your growth.
(469) 812-0692 View (469) 812-0692

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Number of Therapists in Arlington, TX

600+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Arlington, TX who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
80% Self Esteem
77% Coping Skills
74% Relationship Issues
69% Stress
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Cigna and Evernorth
83% BlueCross and BlueShield
81% Aetna

How Therapists in Arlington, TX see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Arlington?

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.