Therapists in Austin, TX

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Photo of undefined - Andrew Wade Psychotherapy, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Andrew Wade Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78731
Relationships are inherently complex, and even our most intimate ones can be confusing and painful. It's my job to help you make sense of the complexity. Rather than focusing on fixing something, I put greater emphasis on understanding and processing your conflicting feelings and desires. When we are able to identify and explore conflicting states of mind, we feel less stuck and more free to make choices that reflect what is most authentic to who we are.
Relationships are inherently complex, and even our most intimate ones can be confusing and painful. It's my job to help you make sense of the complexity. Rather than focusing on fixing something, I put greater emphasis on understanding and processing your conflicting feelings and desires. When we are able to identify and explore conflicting states of mind, we feel less stuck and more free to make choices that reflect what is most authentic to who we are.
(512) 872-4374 View (512) 872-4374
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Gabrielle Javier
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78703
As a counselor, my utmost priority is to be able to provide my clients with a space where they can feel safe to be who they are without judgment or expectation. I believe that everyone has the potential to be the best version of themselves. I am an avid lover of anime, video games, and K-pop which I include in my therapeutic practice. I love using examples from pop culture as a means to relate to my clients and/or provide them with a different perspective. I love to incorporate video games in session. The video game itself can either be a therapeutic tool that we can use to learn more about you or can be a means to break the ice.
As a counselor, my utmost priority is to be able to provide my clients with a space where they can feel safe to be who they are without judgment or expectation. I believe that everyone has the potential to be the best version of themselves. I am an avid lover of anime, video games, and K-pop which I include in my therapeutic practice. I love using examples from pop culture as a means to relate to my clients and/or provide them with a different perspective. I love to incorporate video games in session. The video game itself can either be a therapeutic tool that we can use to learn more about you or can be a means to break the ice.
(512) 714-3403 View (512) 714-3403
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Sara Iannaco
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78756  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with extensive experience in the field of addiction treatment, trauma and relationship issues. I have formerly worked as a Director of Intake for Clearview Treatment Programs and I facilitated the Outpatient Substance Abuse program for Cedars Sinai Hospital. In 2009 I co-founded One to One Treatment Program. In addition I am trained in EMDR and Biofeedback. Currently I work private practice in central Austin.
I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with extensive experience in the field of addiction treatment, trauma and relationship issues. I have formerly worked as a Director of Intake for Clearview Treatment Programs and I facilitated the Outpatient Substance Abuse program for Cedars Sinai Hospital. In 2009 I co-founded One to One Treatment Program. In addition I am trained in EMDR and Biofeedback. Currently I work private practice in central Austin.
(323) 446-2915 View (323) 446-2915
Photo of Anne Kleinert, MEd, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Anne Kleinert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78704
Life seldom goes smoothly. Dealing with its ups and downs can be hard, throw in a crisis or two and life can feel overwhelming. The stress of relationships, family, finances, school, and work can often reduce our ability to enjoy life. These stresses and experiences may leave us emotionally & physically drained and feeling helpless. Therapy is a collaborative endeavor that thrives in an honest and open space free of judgment. I emphasize the importance of self-awareness as a tool for regaining power and recognizing patterns within yourself and your relationships. Moving toward doing more of what is working and less of what is not.
Life seldom goes smoothly. Dealing with its ups and downs can be hard, throw in a crisis or two and life can feel overwhelming. The stress of relationships, family, finances, school, and work can often reduce our ability to enjoy life. These stresses and experiences may leave us emotionally & physically drained and feeling helpless. Therapy is a collaborative endeavor that thrives in an honest and open space free of judgment. I emphasize the importance of self-awareness as a tool for regaining power and recognizing patterns within yourself and your relationships. Moving toward doing more of what is working and less of what is not.
(512) 862-2016 View (512) 862-2016
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Amy Hoffman
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78745
Life can feel so chaotic and overwhelming and trying to find help in the midst of that is hard: you’re making progress if you’re looking! Maybe you are curious about therapy, just want life to make more sense, or are ready to solve some problems. In any case, I’d be honored to meet with you on your journey. It may seem nearly impossible in the thick of it, but therapy can help you order your inner world to feel less buffeted by anxiety, depression, emotional stress, health problems, or just the news. Many of us fear our emotions or try to ignore them when they are actually an incredible resource for the energy to solve our problems.
Life can feel so chaotic and overwhelming and trying to find help in the midst of that is hard: you’re making progress if you’re looking! Maybe you are curious about therapy, just want life to make more sense, or are ready to solve some problems. In any case, I’d be honored to meet with you on your journey. It may seem nearly impossible in the thick of it, but therapy can help you order your inner world to feel less buffeted by anxiety, depression, emotional stress, health problems, or just the news. Many of us fear our emotions or try to ignore them when they are actually an incredible resource for the energy to solve our problems.
(512) 540-3177 View (512) 540-3177
Photo of Lisa Lasater, PhD, LSSP, Psychologist
Lisa Lasater
Psychologist, PhD, LSSP
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78756
I enjoy working with children and adolescents of any age. Listening to children and teenagers is so important as they often can tell us what we need to know to support them. I use both talking and play to facilitate connection and communication. Interpersonal experiences affect our relationships and the way in which we interact with others. I have a strong background in family systems, school collaboration and developmental and attachment theory which is instrumental in my work with clients. I also work with families to facilitate communication when there is a disruption in the family system due to divorce or adoption.
I enjoy working with children and adolescents of any age. Listening to children and teenagers is so important as they often can tell us what we need to know to support them. I use both talking and play to facilitate connection and communication. Interpersonal experiences affect our relationships and the way in which we interact with others. I have a strong background in family systems, school collaboration and developmental and attachment theory which is instrumental in my work with clients. I also work with families to facilitate communication when there is a disruption in the family system due to divorce or adoption.
(512) 523-4038 View (512) 523-4038
Photo of Charlie Cale, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Charlie Cale
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78729  (Online Only)
This is a mean old world! I see a lot of suffering; relationship conflict, job frustration, painful loneliness, anxiety, depression, and of course grief. It seems we are all touched by grief lately. Counseling gives you the space to sort through some of this painful crap with a non-biased guide. Let's focus on defining what you need in order to live a steadier, and more functional life. Life shouldn't be this painful! Let's figure some stuff out!
This is a mean old world! I see a lot of suffering; relationship conflict, job frustration, painful loneliness, anxiety, depression, and of course grief. It seems we are all touched by grief lately. Counseling gives you the space to sort through some of this painful crap with a non-biased guide. Let's focus on defining what you need in order to live a steadier, and more functional life. Life shouldn't be this painful! Let's figure some stuff out!
(737) 210-5011 View (737) 210-5011
Photo of undefined - Charlie Love, MS, LPC, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Charlie Love
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78737  (Online Only)
I have helped couples for 30 years to transform their relationship using Imago Relationship Therapy. I teach couples a communication skill set that foster emotional maturity and respect. This changes relationships. Being in relationship can be challenging during the second stage of relationship when the newness recedes and irritations begins. The Imago model increases consciousness and healing around the origins of conflict. This awareness empowers couples in their ability to change so they are no longer victims to dysfunctional patterns. I incorporate a psycho-spiritual approach in my Imago work as well as individual counseling.
I have helped couples for 30 years to transform their relationship using Imago Relationship Therapy. I teach couples a communication skill set that foster emotional maturity and respect. This changes relationships. Being in relationship can be challenging during the second stage of relationship when the newness recedes and irritations begins. The Imago model increases consciousness and healing around the origins of conflict. This awareness empowers couples in their ability to change so they are no longer victims to dysfunctional patterns. I incorporate a psycho-spiritual approach in my Imago work as well as individual counseling.
(512) 402-6913 View (512) 402-6913
Photo of Ron Gravis, LPC, LCDC, EMDR, CSAT, CMAT, Licensed Professional Counselor
Ron Gravis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC, EMDR, CSAT, CMAT
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78746
Online therapy is central in my practice. It is effective, convenient and greatly appreciated by my clients. Scheduling sessions works well with almost everyone's calendar! I focus on/value your needs first. As we check-in together, connection, trust and comfort create an honest space for you to share and grow. I approach therapy as a dynamic partnership - where proven technique and deep relational connection yield cognitive, emotional and spiritual integration. Honing technique to fit client needs + personalized connectivity yields clarity and growth. Moving through the process, we target and work toward this result...together.
Online therapy is central in my practice. It is effective, convenient and greatly appreciated by my clients. Scheduling sessions works well with almost everyone's calendar! I focus on/value your needs first. As we check-in together, connection, trust and comfort create an honest space for you to share and grow. I approach therapy as a dynamic partnership - where proven technique and deep relational connection yield cognitive, emotional and spiritual integration. Honing technique to fit client needs + personalized connectivity yields clarity and growth. Moving through the process, we target and work toward this result...together.
(512) 900-2094 View (512) 900-2094
Photo of Carrie Brunken, LPC, LCDCCI, MA, MDiv, Licensed Professional Counselor
Carrie Brunken
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDCCI, MA, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78759
Not accepting new clients
Something in your life isn't working the way you want or need it to. Maybe you are struggling with mental health issues, relationship issues or engaging in behaviors that don't serve you and keep you stuck. Mental health is just as important as physical health, and I believe people deserve a psychotherapist they trust to address issues of mental health issues and personal growth just like they deserve a trusted primary care physician or a dentist.
Something in your life isn't working the way you want or need it to. Maybe you are struggling with mental health issues, relationship issues or engaging in behaviors that don't serve you and keep you stuck. Mental health is just as important as physical health, and I believe people deserve a psychotherapist they trust to address issues of mental health issues and personal growth just like they deserve a trusted primary care physician or a dentist.
(361) 717-7163 View (361) 717-7163
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Jessie Floyd
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC A, MA
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78746
Oof! You want so badly to feel confident that your child will find their way through the struggles, that they will flourish and thrive. Maybe you feel worried or have no idea where to start, but just know that your child may need some extra support. Watching your child navigate through a storm of intense emotions can be challenging, as it seems they are facing battles that aren't always visible or easy to understand. Despite the challenges, your deepest desire is for your child to know they are cherished, resilient, and capable of handling their big feelings.
Oof! You want so badly to feel confident that your child will find their way through the struggles, that they will flourish and thrive. Maybe you feel worried or have no idea where to start, but just know that your child may need some extra support. Watching your child navigate through a storm of intense emotions can be challenging, as it seems they are facing battles that aren't always visible or easy to understand. Despite the challenges, your deepest desire is for your child to know they are cherished, resilient, and capable of handling their big feelings.
(512) 866-8836 View (512) 866-8836
Photo of Aaron Austin, MA, LPC, LCDC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Aaron Austin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78746
My ideal client is one that feels a mind and body disconnect and is motivated to learn and implement a gentle breathwork and grounding practice as part of their therapy. This along with rational emotive therapy and mindfulness are the primary modalities I utilize.
My ideal client is one that feels a mind and body disconnect and is motivated to learn and implement a gentle breathwork and grounding practice as part of their therapy. This along with rational emotive therapy and mindfulness are the primary modalities I utilize.
(512) 768-2621 View (512) 768-2621
Photo of Sara Hendricks, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Sara Hendricks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78728  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Walking through life can sometimes be difficult and lonely. Reaching out for help is amazingly brave and I want to work with you to help you not just survive, but thrive. Working with people is my passion and I want to help you in any way that I can. I work with children, teens, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Personality Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, children in the foster care system, and children with their adoptive families.
Walking through life can sometimes be difficult and lonely. Reaching out for help is amazingly brave and I want to work with you to help you not just survive, but thrive. Working with people is my passion and I want to help you in any way that I can. I work with children, teens, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Personality Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, children in the foster care system, and children with their adoptive families.
(512) 548-4226 View (512) 548-4226
Photo of Rachel Hunter, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Rachel Hunter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 73301  (Online Only)
You do NOT have to leave your Faith at the door! I work with Christians looking to incorporate their Faith into their therapeutic journey. Perhaps you have been struggling with all that life has been throwing you - grief, loss, breakup, workplace stress, or family issues. Maybe you have felt alone in your journey and have questioned whether God even sees or hears you. If that's YOU, I'd love to walk beside you and help you heal from past trauma, learn healthy coping skills, and teach you how to live a more abundant life! I also provide training and consulting for Faith-based organizations looking to learn more about Wellness.
You do NOT have to leave your Faith at the door! I work with Christians looking to incorporate their Faith into their therapeutic journey. Perhaps you have been struggling with all that life has been throwing you - grief, loss, breakup, workplace stress, or family issues. Maybe you have felt alone in your journey and have questioned whether God even sees or hears you. If that's YOU, I'd love to walk beside you and help you heal from past trauma, learn healthy coping skills, and teach you how to live a more abundant life! I also provide training and consulting for Faith-based organizations looking to learn more about Wellness.
(737) 302-6248 View (737) 302-6248
Photo of Buck Dodson, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Buck Dodson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78705
Let’s face it – looking for a therapist isn’t easy. The process takes time, energy and bandwidth that are in short supply for you right now. Whether you need help for your yourself or your relationship, you're in the right place. I'm here to help you get curious about what's happening, start feeling better, find new solutions, and get back on track so you're living and loving with more ease, joy and vitality. You'll learn to express your feelings, work with negative thoughts, rewrite limiting beliefs, and explore what's holding you back from the past so you can move forward in your life.
Let’s face it – looking for a therapist isn’t easy. The process takes time, energy and bandwidth that are in short supply for you right now. Whether you need help for your yourself or your relationship, you're in the right place. I'm here to help you get curious about what's happening, start feeling better, find new solutions, and get back on track so you're living and loving with more ease, joy and vitality. You'll learn to express your feelings, work with negative thoughts, rewrite limiting beliefs, and explore what's holding you back from the past so you can move forward in your life.
(512) 861-0483 View (512) 861-0483
Photo of Kathleen Frank, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Kathleen Frank
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78705  (Online Only)
Current availability includes: M-F, 9am-4pm CST Going to therapy is not easy and I understand talking to a stranger about your thoughts and feelings is difficult. So, congrats on taking this first step. My name is Kathleen and I am a licensed counselor in the states of Texas, Colorado, New York, and Pennsylvania. I approach each client based on their needs, situation, culture, lived experiences, and goals.
Current availability includes: M-F, 9am-4pm CST Going to therapy is not easy and I understand talking to a stranger about your thoughts and feelings is difficult. So, congrats on taking this first step. My name is Kathleen and I am a licensed counselor in the states of Texas, Colorado, New York, and Pennsylvania. I approach each client based on their needs, situation, culture, lived experiences, and goals.
(737) 214-4368 View (737) 214-4368
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Jack Tsan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78757
My goal is to support your growth and help you examine the impact of the cultural systems in which we live. I often treat clients who suffer from anxiety and OCD, and I help them understand how cultural systems may have reinforced those conditions. While anxiety is a natural part of the human experience, too much can be maladaptive. Influenced by evidence-based and Buddhist mindfulness approaches, I help clients examine and confront the sources of their anxiety, find better ways to manage it, and ultimately pursue a life that is consistent with their values.
My goal is to support your growth and help you examine the impact of the cultural systems in which we live. I often treat clients who suffer from anxiety and OCD, and I help them understand how cultural systems may have reinforced those conditions. While anxiety is a natural part of the human experience, too much can be maladaptive. Influenced by evidence-based and Buddhist mindfulness approaches, I help clients examine and confront the sources of their anxiety, find better ways to manage it, and ultimately pursue a life that is consistent with their values.
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Catherine Porter Glass
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, MDiv
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78759  (Online Only)
Collaborative space to explore what you're experiencing - together with evidence-based interventions - offers possibility for dynamic change. I join with clients to move forward from traumatic experiences, better manage anxiety and depression, cope with new medical diagnoses or chronic illness For those who self harm or have suicidal tendencies, I teach coping skills. I support those going through family transitions, such as divorce and single parenting. I work with those experiencing existential, religious, or spiritual questions. Biweekly weekend availability.
Collaborative space to explore what you're experiencing - together with evidence-based interventions - offers possibility for dynamic change. I join with clients to move forward from traumatic experiences, better manage anxiety and depression, cope with new medical diagnoses or chronic illness For those who self harm or have suicidal tendencies, I teach coping skills. I support those going through family transitions, such as divorce and single parenting. I work with those experiencing existential, religious, or spiritual questions. Biweekly weekend availability.
(737) 252-1510 View (737) 252-1510
Photo of Stephanie Jasso, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Stephanie Jasso
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78705  (Online Only)
Welcome! As a Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a diverse background, I work with Children, Adolescents, Adults, Veterans, Vision Impaired, and Couples, specializing in counseling approaches unique to the individual's circumstance. My experience has been assisting clients with difficulties dealing with Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Mood Disorders, Psychosis, Substance Abuse, Trauma, and Grief & Loss to help build essential coping skills. I believe in the positive outcomes of counseling as having the power to heal, strengthen, and support an individual as they gain valuable tools to navigate their lives.
Welcome! As a Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a diverse background, I work with Children, Adolescents, Adults, Veterans, Vision Impaired, and Couples, specializing in counseling approaches unique to the individual's circumstance. My experience has been assisting clients with difficulties dealing with Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Mood Disorders, Psychosis, Substance Abuse, Trauma, and Grief & Loss to help build essential coping skills. I believe in the positive outcomes of counseling as having the power to heal, strengthen, and support an individual as they gain valuable tools to navigate their lives.
(737) 367-0228 View (737) 367-0228
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Esmé Valette
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdM, EMDR, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746  (Online Only)
Waitlist Only! Contact to be added to Waitlist. I strive to create a therapeutic environment where you feel comfortable expressing whatever is on your mind without fear of judgment. I believe that you are the expert in your own healing, and I will work collaboratively with you to identify and reach your treatment goals. I use approaches that have been scientifically researched and found to be effective, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and somatic and mindfulness-based interventions. I will work with you to ensure that you are not in therapy longer than is necessary to reach your treatment goals.
Waitlist Only! Contact to be added to Waitlist. I strive to create a therapeutic environment where you feel comfortable expressing whatever is on your mind without fear of judgment. I believe that you are the expert in your own healing, and I will work collaboratively with you to identify and reach your treatment goals. I use approaches that have been scientifically researched and found to be effective, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and somatic and mindfulness-based interventions. I will work with you to ensure that you are not in therapy longer than is necessary to reach your treatment goals.
(512) 548-2372 View (512) 548-2372

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
74% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
70% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% 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.