Therapists in East Congress, Austin, TX

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Arielle Sokoll-Ward
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, CCTP-II
Verified
7 Endorsed
East Congress, Austin, TX 78745
Congratulations on taking the first step to a more authentic, self-compassionate, and healed YOU. I work with my clients in a warm, comfortable, inviting, and non-judgmental environment. I like to provide a space where clients feel comfortable processing difficult emotions so they can leave the session feeling a greater sense of resilience, confidence, and happiness. I primarily specialize in grief/loss/bereavement and trauma/PTSD. I also have extensive experience and training in eating disorders, LGBTQ+, domestic violence and sexual violence, depression, anxiety, relationship and interpersonal struggles, and life transitions.
Congratulations on taking the first step to a more authentic, self-compassionate, and healed YOU. I work with my clients in a warm, comfortable, inviting, and non-judgmental environment. I like to provide a space where clients feel comfortable processing difficult emotions so they can leave the session feeling a greater sense of resilience, confidence, and happiness. I primarily specialize in grief/loss/bereavement and trauma/PTSD. I also have extensive experience and training in eating disorders, LGBTQ+, domestic violence and sexual violence, depression, anxiety, relationship and interpersonal struggles, and life transitions.
(512) 515-9577 View (512) 515-9577
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Flourish Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
East Congress, Austin, TX 78745
At Flourish! we recognize that it is hard to be a human navigating our current modern challenges - and even harder to do it alone. Our holistic, mindful and somatic approach to mental health is especially helpful for people feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, unfulfilled, anxious, hopeless, or who have experienced recent or past trauma(s).
At Flourish! we recognize that it is hard to be a human navigating our current modern challenges - and even harder to do it alone. Our holistic, mindful and somatic approach to mental health is especially helpful for people feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, unfulfilled, anxious, hopeless, or who have experienced recent or past trauma(s).
(512) 865-4955 View (512) 865-4955
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Tari Dempsey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
East Congress, Austin, TX 78745
Hi, I'm Tari Dempsey! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who is passionate about supporting all of my clients through challenges to experience haling and growth in their lives. I focus on cultivating relationships within families while navigating identified challenges. I believe in working collaboratively with clients while identifying goals of therapy. I work with teens to older adults. I specialize in symptoms of depression, anxiety, relationship issues ie. I believe in mindfulness and positive approach to client related issues.
Hi, I'm Tari Dempsey! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who is passionate about supporting all of my clients through challenges to experience haling and growth in their lives. I focus on cultivating relationships within families while navigating identified challenges. I believe in working collaboratively with clients while identifying goals of therapy. I work with teens to older adults. I specialize in symptoms of depression, anxiety, relationship issues ie. I believe in mindfulness and positive approach to client related issues.
(737) 201-9436 View (737) 201-9436
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Guy Jeff Powell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
East Congress, Austin, TX 78745
I am Guy "Jeff" Powell, Ph.D., a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been providing therapy to children, adolescents, adults, the elderly, and couples for 20-plus years. I have worked with people from all walks of life. I call myself the Blue-Collar-Therapist, because it is my belief, all people, regardless of their station in life, are worthy of unconditional positive regard and assistance with life's difficulties. I have years of experience providing therapy for individuals across the lifespan (children through the elderly).
I am Guy "Jeff" Powell, Ph.D., a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been providing therapy to children, adolescents, adults, the elderly, and couples for 20-plus years. I have worked with people from all walks of life. I call myself the Blue-Collar-Therapist, because it is my belief, all people, regardless of their station in life, are worthy of unconditional positive regard and assistance with life's difficulties. I have years of experience providing therapy for individuals across the lifespan (children through the elderly).
(512) 957-9867 View (512) 957-9867
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Curtisha Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
East Congress, Austin, TX 78745
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Supervisor in the state of Texas. I have over 11 years of experience providing family, individual, and group therapy. I currently focus on working with adults managing life transitions, work stress, and marital concerns. I am comfortable treating depression, anxiety, stress, parenting concerns, developing life goals. I also work with teens to help manage stress, develop life goals, and coping with other mental health concerns. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion and will tailor our sessions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Supervisor in the state of Texas. I have over 11 years of experience providing family, individual, and group therapy. I currently focus on working with adults managing life transitions, work stress, and marital concerns. I am comfortable treating depression, anxiety, stress, parenting concerns, developing life goals. I also work with teens to help manage stress, develop life goals, and coping with other mental health concerns. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion and will tailor our sessions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
(512) 882-0376 View (512) 882-0376
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Aubrie Nielsen-Hernandez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
East Congress, Austin, TX 78745
My name is Aubrie Nielsen-Hernandez LPC, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I enjoy helping others discover a new perspective on life. My goal is to assist people in working towards fulfilling their goals, meeting their needs, and rediscovering themselves. I have experience working with individuals who have a wide range of concerns including substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, co-occurring disorders, and life stress.
My name is Aubrie Nielsen-Hernandez LPC, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I enjoy helping others discover a new perspective on life. My goal is to assist people in working towards fulfilling their goals, meeting their needs, and rediscovering themselves. I have experience working with individuals who have a wide range of concerns including substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, co-occurring disorders, and life stress.
(512) 456-3706 View (512) 456-3706
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Marcia Louise Sherrod
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Congress, Austin, TX 78745
Waitlist for new clients
I would be delighted to explore with you whatever brings you to therapy at this time in your life. If you are struggling with a life transition, stress, or symptoms of depression or anxiety, we can work together with curiosity and compassion to help you develop the skills necessary to tolerate difficult emotions and situations in the present moment while helping you reconnect to your own vitality. If you are feeling stuck and unsure how the future will unfold, I would be honored to help you learn to embrace uncertainty while creating a meaningful, authentic life.
I would be delighted to explore with you whatever brings you to therapy at this time in your life. If you are struggling with a life transition, stress, or symptoms of depression or anxiety, we can work together with curiosity and compassion to help you develop the skills necessary to tolerate difficult emotions and situations in the present moment while helping you reconnect to your own vitality. If you are feeling stuck and unsure how the future will unfold, I would be honored to help you learn to embrace uncertainty while creating a meaningful, authentic life.
(512) 598-5816 View (512) 598-5816
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Steven Powell
MD
Verified
East Congress, Austin, TX 78745
Dr. Steven Powell graduated from University of Texas and attended Rush Medical College to complete his family medicine residency at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. He has worked at Barrio Comprehensive Health Center in San Antonio, as Medical Director, as well as Austin Regional Clinic where he also served as a board member. Board certified in Family Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Texas Medical Association, Dr. Powell has had an interest and commitment to addiction treatment in primary care since 2008, treating hundreds of patients with medication assisted therapy.
Dr. Steven Powell graduated from University of Texas and attended Rush Medical College to complete his family medicine residency at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. He has worked at Barrio Comprehensive Health Center in San Antonio, as Medical Director, as well as Austin Regional Clinic where he also served as a board member. Board certified in Family Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Texas Medical Association, Dr. Powell has had an interest and commitment to addiction treatment in primary care since 2008, treating hundreds of patients with medication assisted therapy.
(512) 598-4608 View (512) 598-4608
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Peyton English
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified
East Congress, Austin, TX 78745
Hello there! I'm passionate about whole-person healing that embraces the mind, body, and soul, with a firm belief in the potential for everyone to live full, authentic lives. While trauma, harm, and wounds can leave us feeling fragmented, I strive to create a safe, welcoming space for clients to grow awareness, self acceptance and compassion. My ideal client is navigating challenges like anxiety or life transitions and seeking a judgment-free space to enhance emotional resilience, build confidence, and cultivate meaningful connections—a transformative journey towards a fuller, more authentic life aligned with their true self.
Hello there! I'm passionate about whole-person healing that embraces the mind, body, and soul, with a firm belief in the potential for everyone to live full, authentic lives. While trauma, harm, and wounds can leave us feeling fragmented, I strive to create a safe, welcoming space for clients to grow awareness, self acceptance and compassion. My ideal client is navigating challenges like anxiety or life transitions and seeking a judgment-free space to enhance emotional resilience, build confidence, and cultivate meaningful connections—a transformative journey towards a fuller, more authentic life aligned with their true self.
(512) 772-3611 View (512) 772-3611
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Hannah Shoshana
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
East Congress, Austin, TX 78745  (Online Only)
I love working with folx who are ready to do the work, but find that traditional talk therapy methods have not gotten them as deep as they'd like to go. I especially love helping individuals get clear on the root cause of their stuckness. I have found there is something very healing about exploring your past together, while ensuring you feel seen and heard. Together we can shift existing paradigms and old belief systems to form new narratives that feel authentic, holistic, and uniquely you by tending to your needs with lots of compassion and zero judgment.
I love working with folx who are ready to do the work, but find that traditional talk therapy methods have not gotten them as deep as they'd like to go. I especially love helping individuals get clear on the root cause of their stuckness. I have found there is something very healing about exploring your past together, while ensuring you feel seen and heard. Together we can shift existing paradigms and old belief systems to form new narratives that feel authentic, holistic, and uniquely you by tending to your needs with lots of compassion and zero judgment.
(720) 743-6177 View (720) 743-6177
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Amy Hoffman
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified
East Congress, 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
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Cyndi Collen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW-S, CMHIMP, CKYT
Verified
7 Endorsed
East Congress, Austin, TX 78745
I bring an honest and authentic intention to work with you as a unique, whole person; one that is not defined by a label or diagnosis. I enjoy partnering with clients who are curious and open to working on improving stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues (romantic, family or work) and/or are searching for fulfillment, hope and answers to all the 'why's. Our environment will be warm, empathetic and judgement-free to explore your experiences and, if you are up to it, discuss previous trauma(s). We will collaborate on goals and the path to get you where you want to go.
I bring an honest and authentic intention to work with you as a unique, whole person; one that is not defined by a label or diagnosis. I enjoy partnering with clients who are curious and open to working on improving stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues (romantic, family or work) and/or are searching for fulfillment, hope and answers to all the 'why's. Our environment will be warm, empathetic and judgement-free to explore your experiences and, if you are up to it, discuss previous trauma(s). We will collaborate on goals and the path to get you where you want to go.
(512) 843-8332 View (512) 843-8332

Online Therapists

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Emily Heimberger
LPC Associate, MA, NCC
Verified
Austin, TX 78723
You deserve to be seen, heard, and valued. I am passionate about working collaboratively with children, adolescents, teens, and adults. My goal is to create a safe and supportive space where clients feel seen and understood during their journey towards healing and mental wellness. I value working with diverse clients navigating a wide range of difficult life experiences and issues.
You deserve to be seen, heard, and valued. I am passionate about working collaboratively with children, adolescents, teens, and adults. My goal is to create a safe and supportive space where clients feel seen and understood during their journey towards healing and mental wellness. I value working with diverse clients navigating a wide range of difficult life experiences and issues.
(512) 883-1320 View (512) 883-1320
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Kristen M Turner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Austin, TX 78746
KT Counseling provides holistic, faith-based, mental health and sport counseling services to individuals, couples, families, and teams. Integrating decades of experience in counseling, coaching, wellness, nutrition, fitness, and ministry, I seek to create a dynamic relationship with clients as they embark on their own individual journey of transformation. I work from a Christ-centered wellness model that includes an exploration of the emotional, social, spiritual, intellectual, physical, environmental, financial, and occupational aspect of an individual's life.
KT Counseling provides holistic, faith-based, mental health and sport counseling services to individuals, couples, families, and teams. Integrating decades of experience in counseling, coaching, wellness, nutrition, fitness, and ministry, I seek to create a dynamic relationship with clients as they embark on their own individual journey of transformation. I work from a Christ-centered wellness model that includes an exploration of the emotional, social, spiritual, intellectual, physical, environmental, financial, and occupational aspect of an individual's life.
(512) 337-4296 View (512) 337-4296
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Kenneth Dobbins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, EdS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78723  (Online Only)
I consider therapy a great opportunity for me to walk alongside clients on their healing journey. I take a person-centered and trauma informed approach to meet clients where they are at and work together as a team to identify treatment goals. I strive to foster a warm and supportive environment so clients feel seen, heard, and valued. I believe that building a strong therapeutic relationship is one of the most important aspects of therapy. My training and clinical experience has allowed me to work with both athletes and non-athletes from diverse backgrounds and life experiences.
I consider therapy a great opportunity for me to walk alongside clients on their healing journey. I take a person-centered and trauma informed approach to meet clients where they are at and work together as a team to identify treatment goals. I strive to foster a warm and supportive environment so clients feel seen, heard, and valued. I believe that building a strong therapeutic relationship is one of the most important aspects of therapy. My training and clinical experience has allowed me to work with both athletes and non-athletes from diverse backgrounds and life experiences.
(737) 250-8783 View (737) 250-8783
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Alicia Enciso Litschi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
The old ways of solving problems are digging us ​into deeper quandaries. What if we respond by slowing down and listening? What if there is more support and connection available than we ever thought possible? I am passionate about working with you to claim an enlivened connection to yourself, the Earth, and your aligned purpose. Together we'll embark on the healing necessary to help you step into your fullest and vibrant potential.
The old ways of solving problems are digging us ​into deeper quandaries. What if we respond by slowing down and listening? What if there is more support and connection available than we ever thought possible? I am passionate about working with you to claim an enlivened connection to yourself, the Earth, and your aligned purpose. Together we'll embark on the healing necessary to help you step into your fullest and vibrant potential.
(512) 515-1182 View (512) 515-1182
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Joanne Terry Swanson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
Austin, TX 78703
Waitlist for new clients
Are you navigating a difficult life transition, struggling with depression and anxiety, experiencing grief over a significant loss? Do you sometimes experience overwhelming thoughts and emotions that seem to get in the way? Are you feeling disconnected within significant relationships? Do you wish to experience more joy and gain confidence in your ability to face the often-painful challenges that life as a human being can bring? Therapy can provide a quiet, collaborative space where you will gain insight, clarify your unique goals and values, and discover new ways to cope that foster healing yourself and your relationships.
Are you navigating a difficult life transition, struggling with depression and anxiety, experiencing grief over a significant loss? Do you sometimes experience overwhelming thoughts and emotions that seem to get in the way? Are you feeling disconnected within significant relationships? Do you wish to experience more joy and gain confidence in your ability to face the often-painful challenges that life as a human being can bring? Therapy can provide a quiet, collaborative space where you will gain insight, clarify your unique goals and values, and discover new ways to cope that foster healing yourself and your relationships.
(512) 886-8460 View (512) 886-8460
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Charles Gee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78753  (Online Only)
Sometimes in life, we experience hardships where friends, family, and community are simply not enough to get us through. We often question why me or what did I do to deserve this and now is your opportunity to explore those thoughts and feelings. As a mental health professional, my goal is to create a space for healing, processing, and growth. You can expect me to bring my true and authentic self into sessions. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I provide therapy online via a HIPAA-compliant platform.
Sometimes in life, we experience hardships where friends, family, and community are simply not enough to get us through. We often question why me or what did I do to deserve this and now is your opportunity to explore those thoughts and feelings. As a mental health professional, my goal is to create a space for healing, processing, and growth. You can expect me to bring my true and authentic self into sessions. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I provide therapy online via a HIPAA-compliant platform.
(469) 717-3936 View (469) 717-3936
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Allison Biles
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Austin, TX 78701  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious or depressed or struggling with loneliness, apathy, or a lack of motivation? Have you encountered recent life changes or are you lacking meaning in daily life? I will provide a safe space with unconditional positive regard, compassion and patience so that we can begin a collaborative journey towards improving your quality of living and you feeling more fulfilled in all the roles you play.
Are you feeling anxious or depressed or struggling with loneliness, apathy, or a lack of motivation? Have you encountered recent life changes or are you lacking meaning in daily life? I will provide a safe space with unconditional positive regard, compassion and patience so that we can begin a collaborative journey towards improving your quality of living and you feeling more fulfilled in all the roles you play.
(830) 293-4431 View (830) 293-4431
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Capri Richardson
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78753  (Online Only)
As athletes, it's easy to forget that if we don't mind our mental health, we can feel detached from ourselves, team, and loved ones. In the world of athletics, this happens all too often. Sometimes, we can turn to friends, family, mentors to help us turn it around. Other times, we need additional help. As a former Division 1 volleyball athlete, professional athlete, and coach at the club and collegiate levels, I provide a safe and empathetic space for athletes, their families, and coaches to work through challenges. After beginning this work at Baylor Athletics, I strive to continue investing in wellness for athletes.
As athletes, it's easy to forget that if we don't mind our mental health, we can feel detached from ourselves, team, and loved ones. In the world of athletics, this happens all too often. Sometimes, we can turn to friends, family, mentors to help us turn it around. Other times, we need additional help. As a former Division 1 volleyball athlete, professional athlete, and coach at the club and collegiate levels, I provide a safe and empathetic space for athletes, their families, and coaches to work through challenges. After beginning this work at Baylor Athletics, I strive to continue investing in wellness for athletes.
(737) 232-6448 View (737) 232-6448

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Number of Therapists in East Congress, Austin, TX

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in East Congress, Austin, TX who prioritize treating:

83% Depression
83% Coping Skills
83% Stress
75% Anxiety
75% Grief
75% Women's Issues
75% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
83% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in East Congress, Austin, TX see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in East Congress, 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.