Therapists in Austin, TX

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Kimberly Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78705  (Online Only)
I believe healing from trauma, grief, deep-seated depression, anxiety, feelings of worthlessness, chronic self-doubt, wounded inner child, and inner loneliness shouldn’t be so hard to heal. Life can improve; people can change; there is hope and answers. My goal as your counselor is to nurture your emotional health for those wanting peace, healing, and accepting life’s tribulations as they come. In our counseling session, I give you a safe place to express yourself with warmth, empathy, trust, genuineness, and respect. I help you by using deep introspection to see where the cognitive distortion lies.
I believe healing from trauma, grief, deep-seated depression, anxiety, feelings of worthlessness, chronic self-doubt, wounded inner child, and inner loneliness shouldn’t be so hard to heal. Life can improve; people can change; there is hope and answers. My goal as your counselor is to nurture your emotional health for those wanting peace, healing, and accepting life’s tribulations as they come. In our counseling session, I give you a safe place to express yourself with warmth, empathy, trust, genuineness, and respect. I help you by using deep introspection to see where the cognitive distortion lies.
(737) 367-1098 View (737) 367-1098
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Myrna Marinik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78759  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, insomnia, chronic pain and/or chronic illness. Other areas of focus that I can help you with include relationship issues, anger, stress-management, physical and learning disabilities including ADD/ADHD, life-stage issues and self-esteem. My professional career began as a certified American Sign Language Interpreter in 2001 and quickly progressed into earning a Graduate degree in Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, insomnia, chronic pain and/or chronic illness. Other areas of focus that I can help you with include relationship issues, anger, stress-management, physical and learning disabilities including ADD/ADHD, life-stage issues and self-esteem. My professional career began as a certified American Sign Language Interpreter in 2001 and quickly progressed into earning a Graduate degree in Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin.
(512) 714-2494 View (512) 714-2494
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Christina Marie Watson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78704
Plagued with constant negative thoughts? Feel like you're in a fog or find yourself on autopilot? If these questions seem all too familiar, don't panic there is hope... I have a passion for working with individuals who have lost their drive, that fire and sense of hope that makes life exciting and worthwhile. I would like to help you move forward to find that spark deep inside. I will tailor the counseling experience to meet your specific needs and unique personality. I will work in collaboration with you to identify problematic areas and help you achieve your personal goals.
Plagued with constant negative thoughts? Feel like you're in a fog or find yourself on autopilot? If these questions seem all too familiar, don't panic there is hope... I have a passion for working with individuals who have lost their drive, that fire and sense of hope that makes life exciting and worthwhile. I would like to help you move forward to find that spark deep inside. I will tailor the counseling experience to meet your specific needs and unique personality. I will work in collaboration with you to identify problematic areas and help you achieve your personal goals.
(512) 843-7068 View (512) 843-7068
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Sebastian J Colon Otero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78728  (Online Only)
Are you feeling ready to take steps towards a happier, healthier, more balanced & authentic life? Looking for a compassionate, caring, non-judgmental therapist who is highly experienced? Are you seeking to engage in self-exploration and explore ways to truly feel better, take steps towards the life you want? Are you in search of a therapist who can help you navigate the impact of collective and individual experiences of oppression, overcome limiting conditions, change unhelpful patterns, and have better relationships with others and with yourself ? Are you interested in a deeper healing process?
Are you feeling ready to take steps towards a happier, healthier, more balanced & authentic life? Looking for a compassionate, caring, non-judgmental therapist who is highly experienced? Are you seeking to engage in self-exploration and explore ways to truly feel better, take steps towards the life you want? Are you in search of a therapist who can help you navigate the impact of collective and individual experiences of oppression, overcome limiting conditions, change unhelpful patterns, and have better relationships with others and with yourself ? Are you interested in a deeper healing process?
(512) 675-1850 View (512) 675-1850
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Melissa Galica
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78705
Hi, I'm Melissa Galica, a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 5 years of experience in the state of Texas. I typically work with young adults 18-26, mothers (prenatal, postpartum), the LGBTQIA+ community, and those suffering from religious trauma. As a counselor, the therapies I use often include CBT, DBT, solution-focused, motivational interviewing, and narrative therapy. I hold the strong belief that people are perfectly imperfect. They are beautiful and spectacular but can also become stuck, unable to live a fulfilling life. That’s where I come in.
Hi, I'm Melissa Galica, a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 5 years of experience in the state of Texas. I typically work with young adults 18-26, mothers (prenatal, postpartum), the LGBTQIA+ community, and those suffering from religious trauma. As a counselor, the therapies I use often include CBT, DBT, solution-focused, motivational interviewing, and narrative therapy. I hold the strong belief that people are perfectly imperfect. They are beautiful and spectacular but can also become stuck, unable to live a fulfilling life. That’s where I come in.
(972) 640-7304 View (972) 640-7304
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Chelsea DeKruyff
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
My name is Chelsea DeKruyff, MA, LPC. I am a compassion-centered, neuroscience-informed psychotherapist in Austin, Texas. I specialize in working with PTSD and trauma-related disorders, ADHD, relationships and codependency, and identity issues. You may feel like your experience is too big, that it would overwhelm a listener. You may also think that your experiences are inconsequential and don't warrant the attention of a therapist. If you hold either view, I encourage you to open yourself to new possibilities.
My name is Chelsea DeKruyff, MA, LPC. I am a compassion-centered, neuroscience-informed psychotherapist in Austin, Texas. I specialize in working with PTSD and trauma-related disorders, ADHD, relationships and codependency, and identity issues. You may feel like your experience is too big, that it would overwhelm a listener. You may also think that your experiences are inconsequential and don't warrant the attention of a therapist. If you hold either view, I encourage you to open yourself to new possibilities.
(512) 807-0843 View (512) 807-0843
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Bryna Hoang
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78750
Not accepting new clients
To me therapy is a place to put it all out there and find new ways of understanding, coping, and healing the swirl of noise in our heads. Ideally, my clients come in and express what’s in their hearts and minds without judgment. Crying, dark humor, wondering if you’re “(blank) enough”, etc. are all welcome. I work with individual clients 12-30ish, friend groups, and roommates and help them explore their relationships -both to others and themselves, their unique version of advocacy or communication, and finding their version of a more fulfilling life.
To me therapy is a place to put it all out there and find new ways of understanding, coping, and healing the swirl of noise in our heads. Ideally, my clients come in and express what’s in their hearts and minds without judgment. Crying, dark humor, wondering if you’re “(blank) enough”, etc. are all welcome. I work with individual clients 12-30ish, friend groups, and roommates and help them explore their relationships -both to others and themselves, their unique version of advocacy or communication, and finding their version of a more fulfilling life.
(512) 883-8427 View (512) 883-8427
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Ian Forrest Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
I believe the therapeutic progress is successful by supporting my clients in their journey toward a healthier sense of self. I also believe a fundamental piece of forming a foundation for long lasting change begins with the power of a genuine, accepting relationship with my clients. This is achieve by creating a compassionate, authentic and safe space enabling client(s) to feel comfortable and understood in their process. I have been in public schools for more than 12 years helping students and their families navigate unexpected times. I look forward to my clients growth and journey.
I believe the therapeutic progress is successful by supporting my clients in their journey toward a healthier sense of self. I also believe a fundamental piece of forming a foundation for long lasting change begins with the power of a genuine, accepting relationship with my clients. This is achieve by creating a compassionate, authentic and safe space enabling client(s) to feel comfortable and understood in their process. I have been in public schools for more than 12 years helping students and their families navigate unexpected times. I look forward to my clients growth and journey.
(737) 204-7770 View (737) 204-7770
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Mallory Burdette
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78704
Life's challenges can lead to a range of difficulties in our relationships, work, parenting, and processing of trauma and grief. Whether your life feels overwhelming or underwhelming, I believe that the care and curiosity that you find in therapy can go a long way in helping you explore new possibilities. I seek to provide a warm and non-judgmental space to process your concerns, develop emotional awareness, and use authentic self-reflection to find new paths forward.
Life's challenges can lead to a range of difficulties in our relationships, work, parenting, and processing of trauma and grief. Whether your life feels overwhelming or underwhelming, I believe that the care and curiosity that you find in therapy can go a long way in helping you explore new possibilities. I seek to provide a warm and non-judgmental space to process your concerns, develop emotional awareness, and use authentic self-reflection to find new paths forward.
(512) 402-7498 View (512) 402-7498
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Dana Doerksen PhD
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MAC, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78735
Not accepting new clients
Counseling = a safe space to share, feel, think, ponder problems, grieve, hope, brainstorm solutions, practice healthy habits, and heal in mind-body-spirit. If you think you are--or even might be--open to positive change, EMAIL (DrDanaDoerksen@ gmail.com). For 20+ years, I've had the honor of walking WITH people in healing through the counseling relationship. I am empathetic and engaged in supporting clients as they process ups-&-downs and pursue their goals. I am confident about having expertise but definitely don't know all the answers. I enjoy learning from clients and deeply value clients' wisdom-- YOUR perspective for growth!
Counseling = a safe space to share, feel, think, ponder problems, grieve, hope, brainstorm solutions, practice healthy habits, and heal in mind-body-spirit. If you think you are--or even might be--open to positive change, EMAIL (DrDanaDoerksen@ gmail.com). For 20+ years, I've had the honor of walking WITH people in healing through the counseling relationship. I am empathetic and engaged in supporting clients as they process ups-&-downs and pursue their goals. I am confident about having expertise but definitely don't know all the answers. I enjoy learning from clients and deeply value clients' wisdom-- YOUR perspective for growth!
(512) 686-2590 View (512) 686-2590
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Mike Rothschild
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
You deserve a therapist who can not only make you feel safe and heard but who you get along with. I see clients for issues such as anxiety, family conflict, relationships, and trauma, and I specialize in working with religious trauma and cult recovery. Lets work together to help you get what you want out of this short life.
You deserve a therapist who can not only make you feel safe and heard but who you get along with. I see clients for issues such as anxiety, family conflict, relationships, and trauma, and I specialize in working with religious trauma and cult recovery. Lets work together to help you get what you want out of this short life.
(512) 543-2927 View (512) 543-2927
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Natalie Boone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78756
My hopes are to help school aged children and youth as well as their families overcome past or current traumas, work on attachment issues, and offer general support to all the curveballs life throws at us. I work well with children who have need help with emotional and behavioral regulation. I utilize interpersonal neurobiology, play therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy principles to help guide your child to a more regulated self! I offer parent coaching so you feel in the loop and support throughout your child's therapy process.
My hopes are to help school aged children and youth as well as their families overcome past or current traumas, work on attachment issues, and offer general support to all the curveballs life throws at us. I work well with children who have need help with emotional and behavioral regulation. I utilize interpersonal neurobiology, play therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy principles to help guide your child to a more regulated self! I offer parent coaching so you feel in the loop and support throughout your child's therapy process.
(512) 877-6182 View (512) 877-6182
Photo of Bianca Bentzin, Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX
Bianca Bentzin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78750
Accepting new COUPLES clients. I provide caring support to individuals and couples. I strive to join clients where ever they are on their emotional and mental health journey without judgment or agenda. With couples therapy, I use my training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy & Gottman Couples Therapy to help couples learn to break unhealthy relationship patterns, learn new ways to communicate and deepen their emotional connection. I also work with individuals who are transitioning out of a relationship or into a new one and individuals seeking healing from anxiety, grief, trauma, loss or life transitions.
Accepting new COUPLES clients. I provide caring support to individuals and couples. I strive to join clients where ever they are on their emotional and mental health journey without judgment or agenda. With couples therapy, I use my training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy & Gottman Couples Therapy to help couples learn to break unhealthy relationship patterns, learn new ways to communicate and deepen their emotional connection. I also work with individuals who are transitioning out of a relationship or into a new one and individuals seeking healing from anxiety, grief, trauma, loss or life transitions.
(737) 204-3449 View (737) 204-3449
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Samantha Clements
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78748
Giving a safe space to identify goals, search for solutions, work towards the future, process emotions, and support your growth and change. I work with my animal partner/co-counselor Mabel Jean (MJ) to provide empathy, understanding, compassion, and hope into each session. MJ typically is incorporated into therapy interventions. She is very engaging with others, gives unbiased listening and acceptance without judgment, is attuned to others’ emotions, helps others self-regulate, is curious to learn more about clients, and is a fast learner. We are supervised by Kim L Sullivan, MA, LPC-S, RPT-S.
Giving a safe space to identify goals, search for solutions, work towards the future, process emotions, and support your growth and change. I work with my animal partner/co-counselor Mabel Jean (MJ) to provide empathy, understanding, compassion, and hope into each session. MJ typically is incorporated into therapy interventions. She is very engaging with others, gives unbiased listening and acceptance without judgment, is attuned to others’ emotions, helps others self-regulate, is curious to learn more about clients, and is a fast learner. We are supervised by Kim L Sullivan, MA, LPC-S, RPT-S.
(512) 229-9075 View (512) 229-9075
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Mk Sullivan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78705  (Online Only)
My name is MK Sullivan and I am a licensed clinical social worker offering online behavioral health services to adults. I treat an array of conditions, however, my specializations include grief, anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA+, and formerly incarcerated persons.
My name is MK Sullivan and I am a licensed clinical social worker offering online behavioral health services to adults. I treat an array of conditions, however, my specializations include grief, anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA+, and formerly incarcerated persons.
(737) 510-6167 View (737) 510-6167
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Meredith Garreau
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LCPC, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78704  (Online Only)
Do you want a big life, but just can't quite seem to get there? Do you feel like you're living Groundhog Day in your relationships? Does the path forward feel like driving into a night fog? I help people who yearn for adventure, but are often held back by their harsh inner critic, find confidence and peace through authentic, personalized therapy. If you've made it past the first few sentences, schedule a FREE consultation. If after speaking I'm not the right fit for you, then I would LOVE to point you to other resources and providers. You are a human of innate value and so worthy of quality, connective therapy.
Do you want a big life, but just can't quite seem to get there? Do you feel like you're living Groundhog Day in your relationships? Does the path forward feel like driving into a night fog? I help people who yearn for adventure, but are often held back by their harsh inner critic, find confidence and peace through authentic, personalized therapy. If you've made it past the first few sentences, schedule a FREE consultation. If after speaking I'm not the right fit for you, then I would LOVE to point you to other resources and providers. You are a human of innate value and so worthy of quality, connective therapy.
(512) 881-7642 x7 View (512) 881-7642 x7
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Emily Bent
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78738
Are you overwhelmed with the challenges of life? Have you found yourself turning to drugs and alcohol to cope with these challenges? Has your relationship with food started to impact your life? Often, we turn to unhealthy ways of coping to deal with various obstacles. I want to help you take back the control that these challenges have taken away from you, so you can lead a more satisfying life. You have the power within to overcome these difficulties and my goal is to help you tap into your inner strength. I want to help you become the CEO of your life again.
Are you overwhelmed with the challenges of life? Have you found yourself turning to drugs and alcohol to cope with these challenges? Has your relationship with food started to impact your life? Often, we turn to unhealthy ways of coping to deal with various obstacles. I want to help you take back the control that these challenges have taken away from you, so you can lead a more satisfying life. You have the power within to overcome these difficulties and my goal is to help you tap into your inner strength. I want to help you become the CEO of your life again.
(512) 649-9098 View (512) 649-9098
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Caileigh Chadwick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78756
Do you feel trapped in patterns that no longer serve you? Do you feel disconnected from yourself, others, or in your relationship? Are there old wounds showing up in the present? Are you struggling with relationships and not quite sure why? When we encounter trauma or adverse experiences, we often find ourselves stuck in unhealthy cycles as a way of shielding ourselves from reliving that pain. Together, we will approach the difficulties you're facing with compassion, fostering lasting transformation. My therapeutic style is characterized by warmth, creating a space where we can explore how you can cultivate a more fulfilling life.
Do you feel trapped in patterns that no longer serve you? Do you feel disconnected from yourself, others, or in your relationship? Are there old wounds showing up in the present? Are you struggling with relationships and not quite sure why? When we encounter trauma or adverse experiences, we often find ourselves stuck in unhealthy cycles as a way of shielding ourselves from reliving that pain. Together, we will approach the difficulties you're facing with compassion, fostering lasting transformation. My therapeutic style is characterized by warmth, creating a space where we can explore how you can cultivate a more fulfilling life.
(512) 772-5651 View (512) 772-5651
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Abby Lubran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78756  (Online Only)
Sometimes we find ourselves stuck in patterns of thinking, feeling or behaving that feel out of touch with who we really are. Have you learned about attachment styles but need help breaking free from old attachment patterns? I offer individual therapy with clients who want to understand themselves more deeply and couples therapy focusing on helping couples break free from old attachment patterns.
Sometimes we find ourselves stuck in patterns of thinking, feeling or behaving that feel out of touch with who we really are. Have you learned about attachment styles but need help breaking free from old attachment patterns? I offer individual therapy with clients who want to understand themselves more deeply and couples therapy focusing on helping couples break free from old attachment patterns.
(737) 530-8677 View (737) 530-8677
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Jennifer Willoughby Sear
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A, NCC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78704
Did you know that being skilled at setting boundaries actually brings your loved ones closer and can significantly improve all your interpersonal relationships? Our problems often stem from behavior that is self-protective. We may have learned ways to avoid emotional pain, disappointment, and grief, but sometimes those protective behaviors become roadblocks to personal growth. Perhaps we have unconsciously decided that living with the problems we already know seems safer than approaching the changes that will help us heal and move forward.
Did you know that being skilled at setting boundaries actually brings your loved ones closer and can significantly improve all your interpersonal relationships? Our problems often stem from behavior that is self-protective. We may have learned ways to avoid emotional pain, disappointment, and grief, but sometimes those protective behaviors become roadblocks to personal growth. Perhaps we have unconsciously decided that living with the problems we already know seems safer than approaching the changes that will help us heal and move forward.
(512) 675-5914 View (512) 675-5914

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Austin, TX

3,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Austin, TX who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
70% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
65% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Austin, TX see their clients

54% In Person and Online
46% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Austin?

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.