Therapists in Allandale, Austin, TX

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Kelsey Kangos
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Allandale, Austin, TX 78757  (Online Only)
I provide therapy using empirically supported treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I believe emotional pain must be allowed and accepted in order to be fully felt and heard. I believe that often times, people seek therapy when their pattern of responding to pain has become overwhelming and they are unable to consistently find meaning in their lives. I work to help others accept their current experiences and emotions in order to choose to respond in a way that is no longer dictated by past narratives and/or automatic reactions.
I provide therapy using empirically supported treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I believe emotional pain must be allowed and accepted in order to be fully felt and heard. I believe that often times, people seek therapy when their pattern of responding to pain has become overwhelming and they are unable to consistently find meaning in their lives. I work to help others accept their current experiences and emotions in order to choose to respond in a way that is no longer dictated by past narratives and/or automatic reactions.
(512) 641-3299 View (512) 641-3299
Photo of Renee Villanueva, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Allandale, Austin, TX
Renee Villanueva
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Allandale, Austin, TX 78757  (Online Only)
There are moments in life when we feel stuck and navigating life feels difficult. Therapy is a great tool to gain greater clarity & deep emotional healing. Together, we can uncover blocks that may be preventing you from living a life of authenticity and deep emotional healing. My primary interests are working with women and mothers with anxiety, struggling with life transitions, relationship challenges, trauma-based symptoms & diagnosis, career transitions, balancing self-care and parenting challenges.
There are moments in life when we feel stuck and navigating life feels difficult. Therapy is a great tool to gain greater clarity & deep emotional healing. Together, we can uncover blocks that may be preventing you from living a life of authenticity and deep emotional healing. My primary interests are working with women and mothers with anxiety, struggling with life transitions, relationship challenges, trauma-based symptoms & diagnosis, career transitions, balancing self-care and parenting challenges.
(737) 200-2399 View (737) 200-2399
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June Ellen Buniak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Allandale, Austin, TX 78757
PEACE. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart." This has been a goal in my life, and one I have enjoyed sharing with my clients. These days, most of my clients seek counseling because they are having trouble sleeping, are overindulging in food or alcohol, are feeling angry and irritable, or sad and low on energy, much of the time.
PEACE. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart." This has been a goal in my life, and one I have enjoyed sharing with my clients. These days, most of my clients seek counseling because they are having trouble sleeping, are overindulging in food or alcohol, are feeling angry and irritable, or sad and low on energy, much of the time.
(512) 879-6084 View (512) 879-6084
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Alicia Zappone Gostylo
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Allandale, Austin, TX 78757  (Online Only)
Are you highly sensitive, intelligent, complex, creative, spiritual, lonely, or misunderstood? Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, intense emotions, overthinking, loss and grief, or a deep need for meaning and purpose, I will help you navigate these complexities with compassion and expertise. I am experienced holding space for people navigating religious trauma, spiritual abuse, and adverse religious experiences. I will help you bridge the gap between spirituality and religion involving ways to reconcile and integrate spiritual beliefs and practices with the organized structures and traditions of religious faiths.
Are you highly sensitive, intelligent, complex, creative, spiritual, lonely, or misunderstood? Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, intense emotions, overthinking, loss and grief, or a deep need for meaning and purpose, I will help you navigate these complexities with compassion and expertise. I am experienced holding space for people navigating religious trauma, spiritual abuse, and adverse religious experiences. I will help you bridge the gap between spirituality and religion involving ways to reconcile and integrate spiritual beliefs and practices with the organized structures and traditions of religious faiths.
(737) 758-3611 View (737) 758-3611
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Jack Morrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Allandale, Austin, TX 78731
I work with both adults and adolescents. For over twenty-five years I have been successfully helping individuals have healthier and happier lives. Anxiety; panic attacks; depression; grief; sadness; anger; guilt; shame; confusion; physical, emotional, and sexual abuse; feelings of hopelessness or helplessness are all problems that can be dramatically changed for the better. I also have helped many people with chronic physical pain. I enjoy my work and welcome the opportunity to work with new clients.
I work with both adults and adolescents. For over twenty-five years I have been successfully helping individuals have healthier and happier lives. Anxiety; panic attacks; depression; grief; sadness; anger; guilt; shame; confusion; physical, emotional, and sexual abuse; feelings of hopelessness or helplessness are all problems that can be dramatically changed for the better. I also have helped many people with chronic physical pain. I enjoy my work and welcome the opportunity to work with new clients.
(512) 430-4418 View (512) 430-4418
Photo of Danielle J. Kaplan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Allandale, Austin, TX
Danielle J. Kaplan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Allandale, Austin, TX 78757
I’m here to help you feel less overwhelmed, stuck, hopeless or helpless. To help you quiet your brain/body, organize your thoughts, and figure out not just where all this stuff comes from, but what you can do about it. Sometimes I help people find answers inside themselves they already knew, sometimes I help people get outside of themselves and use insights from our fellow humans, from nature, science, spirituality, philosophy, you name it. I’m a straight talker, AND I don’t judge— literally, I can teach you how to use a nonjudgmental stance— and possibly most importantly, I bring some FUN to this process!
I’m here to help you feel less overwhelmed, stuck, hopeless or helpless. To help you quiet your brain/body, organize your thoughts, and figure out not just where all this stuff comes from, but what you can do about it. Sometimes I help people find answers inside themselves they already knew, sometimes I help people get outside of themselves and use insights from our fellow humans, from nature, science, spirituality, philosophy, you name it. I’m a straight talker, AND I don’t judge— literally, I can teach you how to use a nonjudgmental stance— and possibly most importantly, I bring some FUN to this process!
(737) 302-5242 View (737) 302-5242
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Diana Walla
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
Allandale, Austin, TX 78757  (Online Only)
Do you ever just want to go on strike? The kids, the spouse, the job, community commitments and all the rest take a toll after awhile, and everyone is depending on you. Maybe there are transitions going on with you or your family - a new baby, a first or last child starting school or graduating. You feel exhausted, overwhelmed, frustrated and maybe depressed and anxious. It's hard to shut off your mind, and even at night when you should be sleeping, you stare at the ceiling worrying over all the people and responsibilities in your world.
Do you ever just want to go on strike? The kids, the spouse, the job, community commitments and all the rest take a toll after awhile, and everyone is depending on you. Maybe there are transitions going on with you or your family - a new baby, a first or last child starting school or graduating. You feel exhausted, overwhelmed, frustrated and maybe depressed and anxious. It's hard to shut off your mind, and even at night when you should be sleeping, you stare at the ceiling worrying over all the people and responsibilities in your world.
(512) 858-8547 View (512) 858-8547
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Miriam Kuznets
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Allandale, Austin, TX 78757  (Online Only)
My clients work on stress management and on healthy ways to cope with relationship barriers, grief and loss, creative/academic/work challenges, and life transitions. They enjoy a mature and licensed collaborator as they make changes in or learn to live with a difficult situation. They learn and practice skills that illuminate their choices. They identify their strengths and use them in new ways. They see how perceptions and behavior affect well-being. My clients benefit from a well-rounded experienced therapist (in my case, over 30 years), and they describe me as warm, practical, good-humored, respectful, and nonjudgmental.
My clients work on stress management and on healthy ways to cope with relationship barriers, grief and loss, creative/academic/work challenges, and life transitions. They enjoy a mature and licensed collaborator as they make changes in or learn to live with a difficult situation. They learn and practice skills that illuminate their choices. They identify their strengths and use them in new ways. They see how perceptions and behavior affect well-being. My clients benefit from a well-rounded experienced therapist (in my case, over 30 years), and they describe me as warm, practical, good-humored, respectful, and nonjudgmental.
(512) 659-8784 View (512) 659-8784
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Leigha Rychlik
LPC-Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Allandale, Austin, TX 78757  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck? Wanting to improve relationships? Or want to embark on a journey of self-discovery and/or healing? Then this might be the right place for you. In my practice, I prioritize creating a safe and supportive space where clients can explore their emotions, thoughts, and experiences without fear of judgment. I believe that healing begins with empathy, and I strive to cultivate genuine connections with each person who walks through my door.
Are you feeling stuck? Wanting to improve relationships? Or want to embark on a journey of self-discovery and/or healing? Then this might be the right place for you. In my practice, I prioritize creating a safe and supportive space where clients can explore their emotions, thoughts, and experiences without fear of judgment. I believe that healing begins with empathy, and I strive to cultivate genuine connections with each person who walks through my door.
(737) 373-2325 View (737) 373-2325
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Richard Campa
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified Verified
Allandale, Austin, TX 78731  (Online Only)
I have worked in private practice as a clinical psychologist for over thirty years. Most of my clients arrive after trying various types of therapy and find my “explore-in-this-moment” approach refreshing and transformational. By distinguishing old defenses from new experience and encouraging clients to explore both sides of this fork separately, personal development naturally unfolds. In the work, I normalize the human tendency to resist change while offering clients the opportunity to step beyond the world they know to explore at the edge of the unknown, the source of all change.
I have worked in private practice as a clinical psychologist for over thirty years. Most of my clients arrive after trying various types of therapy and find my “explore-in-this-moment” approach refreshing and transformational. By distinguishing old defenses from new experience and encouraging clients to explore both sides of this fork separately, personal development naturally unfolds. In the work, I normalize the human tendency to resist change while offering clients the opportunity to step beyond the world they know to explore at the edge of the unknown, the source of all change.
(512) 419-0001 View (512) 419-0001
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Vital Insight: EMDR-Brainspotting-SomaticTherapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Allandale, Austin, TX 78757
Ready to try clinical tools that neurobiologically locate, focus, process, and release experiences and symptoms that are typically out of your conscious reach? Try Brainspotting or EMDR! You will feel the difference within your first session. Specialities: Relationship Healing, Medical & Clinical Professionals, Competitive & Professional Athletes/Performers, Executive Leadership Team Recovery & Building, Partners of Addicts-Reintegration Planning, Young Adults, Teens-Life Transitions & Development.
Ready to try clinical tools that neurobiologically locate, focus, process, and release experiences and symptoms that are typically out of your conscious reach? Try Brainspotting or EMDR! You will feel the difference within your first session. Specialities: Relationship Healing, Medical & Clinical Professionals, Competitive & Professional Athletes/Performers, Executive Leadership Team Recovery & Building, Partners of Addicts-Reintegration Planning, Young Adults, Teens-Life Transitions & Development.
(512) 872-2293 View (512) 872-2293
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Brittany (Neece) Whallen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Allandale, Austin, TX 78757
We all go through complicated situations, some of which we don’t feel adequately prepared to handle. Most of us were never taught how to navigate these difficult struggles in healthy, constructive ways. That's why we are here. My clinical team works with a diverse variety of clientele to provide affordable counseling services to individuals, couples, and families. We want to work with you to help you overcome obstacles that you are facing, improve on aspects in your current life situation, and provide a sense of strength and hope during times that you may feel lost. Please call us for a free phone consultation.
We all go through complicated situations, some of which we don’t feel adequately prepared to handle. Most of us were never taught how to navigate these difficult struggles in healthy, constructive ways. That's why we are here. My clinical team works with a diverse variety of clientele to provide affordable counseling services to individuals, couples, and families. We want to work with you to help you overcome obstacles that you are facing, improve on aspects in your current life situation, and provide a sense of strength and hope during times that you may feel lost. Please call us for a free phone consultation.
(512) 814-6027 View (512) 814-6027
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James Maxwell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, MA, RYT
Verified Verified
Allandale, Austin, TX 78757
A quote by Milton Erickson that inspires us to view therapy as a way to manage change: "People come for therapy not to change their past but their future." - and there are so many changes these days! Managing change with creativity and insight creates new opportunities and revitalizes relationships. When experiencing change do you struggle with lack of motivation, depressive moods, self-defeating self talk, or poor self-confidence? Counseling helps you gain insight into your underlying feelings and motivations, envision new possibilities for yourself or your relationship, and clarify conflicting emotions.
A quote by Milton Erickson that inspires us to view therapy as a way to manage change: "People come for therapy not to change their past but their future." - and there are so many changes these days! Managing change with creativity and insight creates new opportunities and revitalizes relationships. When experiencing change do you struggle with lack of motivation, depressive moods, self-defeating self talk, or poor self-confidence? Counseling helps you gain insight into your underlying feelings and motivations, envision new possibilities for yourself or your relationship, and clarify conflicting emotions.
(512) 548-4405 View (512) 548-4405

Online Therapists

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Tammy Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78747
Most of us need help with personal challenges or relationship issues at some point in our lives. Maybe an important relationship begins to fail, or we can't seem to navigate through a major transition or loss. Sometimes anxiety or depression descends and just won't go away. I have helped hundreds of clients through difficult times like these with skill and compassion. In my practice, you will find a safe, non-judgmental place to share your thoughts and feelings, reach a deeper understanding of your problem, and find new ways of coping. We will work together to get your life back on track.
Most of us need help with personal challenges or relationship issues at some point in our lives. Maybe an important relationship begins to fail, or we can't seem to navigate through a major transition or loss. Sometimes anxiety or depression descends and just won't go away. I have helped hundreds of clients through difficult times like these with skill and compassion. In my practice, you will find a safe, non-judgmental place to share your thoughts and feelings, reach a deeper understanding of your problem, and find new ways of coping. We will work together to get your life back on track.
(512) 368-7305 View (512) 368-7305
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Capturing Thoughts Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78701  (Online Only)
Is This You? Do you feel like you're juggling a million things at once, yet struggling to find balance and fulfillment? You're not alone. Are you tired of being unable to identify the triggers behind your emotions, leaving you feeling overwhelmed and helpless? Life can feel like an uphill battle when anxiety takes over, and those intrusive thoughts become an unwelcome, constant companion.
Is This You? Do you feel like you're juggling a million things at once, yet struggling to find balance and fulfillment? You're not alone. Are you tired of being unable to identify the triggers behind your emotions, leaving you feeling overwhelmed and helpless? Life can feel like an uphill battle when anxiety takes over, and those intrusive thoughts become an unwelcome, constant companion.
(512) 890-0096 View (512) 890-0096
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Drew Dubcak
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78705  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I’m so excited that you’re here and making the decision to take charge of your life and work towards overall healing! It’s okay if you’re unsure about counseling or where to start because I’ll walk beside you and help you navigate it all--wherever you are in your journey. I guide adults, young adults, and teens through struggles such as eating disorders, life transitions, anxiety, social or work stress, depression, chronic illness, family of origin issues, exploring identity, and healing from trauma.
I’m so excited that you’re here and making the decision to take charge of your life and work towards overall healing! It’s okay if you’re unsure about counseling or where to start because I’ll walk beside you and help you navigate it all--wherever you are in your journey. I guide adults, young adults, and teens through struggles such as eating disorders, life transitions, anxiety, social or work stress, depression, chronic illness, family of origin issues, exploring identity, and healing from trauma.
(737) 204-6424 View (737) 204-6424
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Anne Joseph
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78757
Do you struggle with anxiety, panic, worry, trauma, intrusive thoughts, school difficulties or uncontrollable stress? I am here to help. I specialize in working with anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, school/social related issues and ADHD. I also provide parent coaching and support. Additionally, I am a LPC- Supervisor and welcome opportunities to provide supervision to LPC- Associates. My goal for all my clients is to help them feel better but also give them the tools to manage their thoughts and feelings in healthy and constructive ways.
Do you struggle with anxiety, panic, worry, trauma, intrusive thoughts, school difficulties or uncontrollable stress? I am here to help. I specialize in working with anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, school/social related issues and ADHD. I also provide parent coaching and support. Additionally, I am a LPC- Supervisor and welcome opportunities to provide supervision to LPC- Associates. My goal for all my clients is to help them feel better but also give them the tools to manage their thoughts and feelings in healthy and constructive ways.
(737) 214-1036 x7 View (737) 214-1036 x7
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Christi Kersten
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78712  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My approach is all about empowering you to see your life from a fresh perspective so you can find the way forward. My goal is to partner with you to unearth new choices you might not have considered and embrace your strengths. For me, the most rewarding part of being a therapist is helping someone move in their journey from struggling to thriving. Sessions involve lots of feedback, encouragement, and focus on what you're doing right.
My approach is all about empowering you to see your life from a fresh perspective so you can find the way forward. My goal is to partner with you to unearth new choices you might not have considered and embrace your strengths. For me, the most rewarding part of being a therapist is helping someone move in their journey from struggling to thriving. Sessions involve lots of feedback, encouragement, and focus on what you're doing right.
(254) 271-0055 View (254) 271-0055
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Jef Page
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78703
I believe that therapy should be a supportive, collaborative and challenging experience of self-discovery and self-acceptance where all emotions, ideas and issues can be explored and new patterns can unfold. Primarily working with adults, I specialize in working with individuals who may have had difficult childhoods and are wondering how those past experiences may be contributing to their current struggles, conflicts, stagnation or chaos.
I believe that therapy should be a supportive, collaborative and challenging experience of self-discovery and self-acceptance where all emotions, ideas and issues can be explored and new patterns can unfold. Primarily working with adults, I specialize in working with individuals who may have had difficult childhoods and are wondering how those past experiences may be contributing to their current struggles, conflicts, stagnation or chaos.
(737) 232-7141 View (737) 232-7141
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Catrina Drinning-Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78759  (Online Only)
Hi there! Are feeling tired all the time and do not know why? Do you find it difficult to get start on projects, work assignments or chores? Do you find yourself feeling blue or sad for no reason? Have you been having nightmares, having difficulty paying attention, find yourself being easily startled, feeling numb or disconnected or reliving bad memories? Or having other challenges that you would like help with. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please keep reading.
Hi there! Are feeling tired all the time and do not know why? Do you find it difficult to get start on projects, work assignments or chores? Do you find yourself feeling blue or sad for no reason? Have you been having nightmares, having difficulty paying attention, find yourself being easily startled, feeling numb or disconnected or reliving bad memories? Or having other challenges that you would like help with. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please keep reading.
(214) 428-6388 View (214) 428-6388

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Number of Therapists in Allandale, Austin, TX

10+

Average cost per session

$162

Therapists in Allandale, Austin, TX who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
92% Grief
92% Self Esteem
85% Depression
85% Stress
85% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

21 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
80% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
60% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Allandale, Austin, TX see their clients

53% Online Only
47% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Allandale, 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.

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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.