Therapists in Rmma, Austin, TX

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Lauren Jeanne Ryan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Rmma, Austin, TX 78723  (Online Only)
My passions are helping adults, teens, children navigate ADHD, life transitions and developmental trauma. Navigating life with ADHD can be difficult at any age. I seek to help parents, children and adults learn to accept the gifts and manage the challenges of living a successful life with ADHD. Life transitions are major life events that can be difficult to work through. Developmental trauma occurs when we do not get what we need emotionally from our caregivers as children. Altough often intentional this can leave us feeling damaged and unloved. I seek to help you discover how to connect to and love yourself and others.
My passions are helping adults, teens, children navigate ADHD, life transitions and developmental trauma. Navigating life with ADHD can be difficult at any age. I seek to help parents, children and adults learn to accept the gifts and manage the challenges of living a successful life with ADHD. Life transitions are major life events that can be difficult to work through. Developmental trauma occurs when we do not get what we need emotionally from our caregivers as children. Altough often intentional this can leave us feeling damaged and unloved. I seek to help you discover how to connect to and love yourself and others.
(512) 982-9474 View (512) 982-9474
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Ileana Gonzalez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Rmma, Austin, TX 78723  (Online Only)
There are experiences in life that can make it challenging to create healthy relationships with the world around you. It's my belief that as social, curious beings, healthy and meaningful connection plays a crucial role in our ability to relate to the world around us and ourselves. If you would like to better understand how attachment and life experiences inform these relationships, you may be in the right place. Together we can explore parts of your identity and help facilitate healing or growth in relationships that may be causing you pain or discomfort right now.
There are experiences in life that can make it challenging to create healthy relationships with the world around you. It's my belief that as social, curious beings, healthy and meaningful connection plays a crucial role in our ability to relate to the world around us and ourselves. If you would like to better understand how attachment and life experiences inform these relationships, you may be in the right place. Together we can explore parts of your identity and help facilitate healing or growth in relationships that may be causing you pain or discomfort right now.
(512) 856-1261 View (512) 856-1261
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Hailey Hughes
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified
5 Endorsed
Rmma, Austin, TX 78723
Welcome to the wonderful world of somatic therapy! I know it can feel intimidating to embark on a journey of self-improvement and self-acceptance. Luckily, SE (Somatic Experiencing) is a gentle approach to trauma-informed counseling that helps you ease into the process. It's great for beginners to therapy, as well as longtime therapy-goers who feel stuck in traditional talk therapy and want to access a new part of the work. I believe that therapy is at its best when it is an open and inviting process, so I will never pressure you to change or push you in a certain direction.
Welcome to the wonderful world of somatic therapy! I know it can feel intimidating to embark on a journey of self-improvement and self-acceptance. Luckily, SE (Somatic Experiencing) is a gentle approach to trauma-informed counseling that helps you ease into the process. It's great for beginners to therapy, as well as longtime therapy-goers who feel stuck in traditional talk therapy and want to access a new part of the work. I believe that therapy is at its best when it is an open and inviting process, so I will never pressure you to change or push you in a certain direction.
(512) 764-1449 View (512) 764-1449
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Abi Mallick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CLC
Verified
Rmma, Austin, TX 78723
I help clients heal anxiety and self sabotaging habits at the root, instead of just managing symptoms. Maybe you have some patterns or habits that are getting in the way of your goals, your dreams, and your general well being, but you can’t seem to get yourself out of those patterns (I call this awareness hell). It could be anxiety, people-pleasing, procrastination, catastrophizing, low self-worth, losing yourself in relationships, or pushing people away.
I help clients heal anxiety and self sabotaging habits at the root, instead of just managing symptoms. Maybe you have some patterns or habits that are getting in the way of your goals, your dreams, and your general well being, but you can’t seem to get yourself out of those patterns (I call this awareness hell). It could be anxiety, people-pleasing, procrastination, catastrophizing, low self-worth, losing yourself in relationships, or pushing people away.
(737) 758-3937 View (737) 758-3937
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Kerry Mecusker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Rmma, Austin, TX 78723  (Online Only)
EMDR and DBT trained. Currently training in somatic experiencing. Whether you are looking to make an important decision or become free of unwanted habits, then I am here to partner with you in this process. You have the answers inside and, together, we will find the next step forward. It will take deliberate actions, such as looking honestly at oneself, and a safe space to do so. Regardless of any manifestation of trauma, grief, or mental health dis-ease, you can and will create a life you love by first looking inward. "What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality." -Plutarch, ancient Greek philosopher.
EMDR and DBT trained. Currently training in somatic experiencing. Whether you are looking to make an important decision or become free of unwanted habits, then I am here to partner with you in this process. You have the answers inside and, together, we will find the next step forward. It will take deliberate actions, such as looking honestly at oneself, and a safe space to do so. Regardless of any manifestation of trauma, grief, or mental health dis-ease, you can and will create a life you love by first looking inward. "What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality." -Plutarch, ancient Greek philosopher.
(737) 258-7476 View (737) 258-7476
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Kenneth Dobbins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, EdS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rmma, 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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Shayla Pattillo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Rmma, Austin, TX 78723  (Online Only)
Hello! I am here to help adults and teens who are battling depression and anxiety. If you are looking for a therapist who makes you feel seen and accepted while helping you identify blind spots and areas for potential growth, then please reach out. I feel honored to have the opportunity to serve as your therapist, and I am committed to helping you make the most out of each session we have together.
Hello! I am here to help adults and teens who are battling depression and anxiety. If you are looking for a therapist who makes you feel seen and accepted while helping you identify blind spots and areas for potential growth, then please reach out. I feel honored to have the opportunity to serve as your therapist, and I am committed to helping you make the most out of each session we have together.
(737) 758-2930 View (737) 758-2930
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Elizabeth Hevener
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ICST
Verified
Rmma, Austin, TX 78723  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am so glad you're here. My name is Elizabeth and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. You have taken the hardest step in reaching out and I look forward to working with you and/or your child. I specialize in attachment based models, working with adopted children and families, adult adoptees, and neurodivergent populations. You are in control and we go at your pace. I want to provide a safe space for you to be authentically you or your child to explore patterns and coping skills, and create a life that brings joy.
I am so glad you're here. My name is Elizabeth and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. You have taken the hardest step in reaching out and I look forward to working with you and/or your child. I specialize in attachment based models, working with adopted children and families, adult adoptees, and neurodivergent populations. You are in control and we go at your pace. I want to provide a safe space for you to be authentically you or your child to explore patterns and coping skills, and create a life that brings joy.
(737) 252-6442 View (737) 252-6442
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Jody Hatch
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Rmma, Austin, TX 78723  (Online Only)
Clients present with many concerns, including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, and relationship issues to name a few. Everyone experiences emotional ups and downs, successes and failures. However, when one is stuck in the "downs" and the "failures" we may feel overwhelmed, anxious & depressed. Often one turns to unhealthy coping such as alcohol and drugs, eating, compulsive behaviors - shopping and exercising, isolation or avoidance. Untangling the unique threads of your life; and understanding how they affect you can be the beginning to feeling more in charge and living according to your values and desires.
Clients present with many concerns, including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, and relationship issues to name a few. Everyone experiences emotional ups and downs, successes and failures. However, when one is stuck in the "downs" and the "failures" we may feel overwhelmed, anxious & depressed. Often one turns to unhealthy coping such as alcohol and drugs, eating, compulsive behaviors - shopping and exercising, isolation or avoidance. Untangling the unique threads of your life; and understanding how they affect you can be the beginning to feeling more in charge and living according to your values and desires.
(512) 645-1558 View (512) 645-1558
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Liz Staples Sheehan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Rmma, Austin, TX 78723  (Online Only)
I help people get results they weren’t seeing from traditional therapy. As a High-Performance Coach, I work with leaders, athletes, creators and truth seekers who are desiring mastery in their craft and personhood. This is for individuals who want to experience their optimal level of energy, a deep inner-knowing of confident peace and enjoyment as they pursue their passion and purpose. I maintain a full-time private practice in Austin specializing in coaching clients to conquer their minds. Clients experience separation from their thoughts and emotions, gain mental fortitude and bodily awareness necessary for lasting change.
I help people get results they weren’t seeing from traditional therapy. As a High-Performance Coach, I work with leaders, athletes, creators and truth seekers who are desiring mastery in their craft and personhood. This is for individuals who want to experience their optimal level of energy, a deep inner-knowing of confident peace and enjoyment as they pursue their passion and purpose. I maintain a full-time private practice in Austin specializing in coaching clients to conquer their minds. Clients experience separation from their thoughts and emotions, gain mental fortitude and bodily awareness necessary for lasting change.
(737) 214-7477 View (737) 214-7477
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Steve Katzman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, MA, LMFT-S
Verified
Rmma, Austin, TX 78723  (Online Only)
Most people who come to therapy are trying either to deal with a symptom-depression, anxiety, stress, etc.- or they are struggling with some relationship, or even struggling with oneself- one's own history, or a bad habit. People naturally develop strategies to deal with life, but sometimes what worked before isn't working anymore. A good therapist is always committed 100% to your best interest. Once I have earned your trust, it becomes easier to accept a new idea, a new approach, or a new strategy. Sometimes all it takes is a new perspective.
Most people who come to therapy are trying either to deal with a symptom-depression, anxiety, stress, etc.- or they are struggling with some relationship, or even struggling with oneself- one's own history, or a bad habit. People naturally develop strategies to deal with life, but sometimes what worked before isn't working anymore. A good therapist is always committed 100% to your best interest. Once I have earned your trust, it becomes easier to accept a new idea, a new approach, or a new strategy. Sometimes all it takes is a new perspective.
(713) 597-3727 View (713) 597-3727
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Zachary Durham
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Rmma, Austin, TX 78723
Welcome! My name is Zachary Durham, M.S. and I am Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have been an active counselor for the past 15 years and have specialized in marriage and family therapy for most of my career. My areas of focus include anxiety, coping skills, depression, family conflict, stress, relationship issues, trauma and PTSD, and self esteem, amongst others. I have also worked in the hospital setting for 12 years and specialized in brain injury recovery and grief therapy.
Welcome! My name is Zachary Durham, M.S. and I am Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have been an active counselor for the past 15 years and have specialized in marriage and family therapy for most of my career. My areas of focus include anxiety, coping skills, depression, family conflict, stress, relationship issues, trauma and PTSD, and self esteem, amongst others. I have also worked in the hospital setting for 12 years and specialized in brain injury recovery and grief therapy.
(737) 377-6128 View (737) 377-6128
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Tess Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCDC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Rmma, Austin, TX 78723
I often work with individuals who utilize externals to numb their feelings (whether that be drugs, alcohol, relationships), and people who may have been taught to ignore their own wants and needs in order to fulfill their role of taking care of others. This disconnect from your emotional experience has the ability to isolate you from those around you, often leading to misunderstanding and conflict in relationships. My goal is to help you gain insight into your own internal experience in order to better understand yourself, and to be better understood by those around you.
I often work with individuals who utilize externals to numb their feelings (whether that be drugs, alcohol, relationships), and people who may have been taught to ignore their own wants and needs in order to fulfill their role of taking care of others. This disconnect from your emotional experience has the ability to isolate you from those around you, often leading to misunderstanding and conflict in relationships. My goal is to help you gain insight into your own internal experience in order to better understand yourself, and to be better understood by those around you.
(512) 364-0569 View (512) 364-0569
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Abseret 'sera' Johanas - Encarnacion
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified
Rmma, Austin, TX 78723
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, guilt, worry, negative thoughts etc. I am here to empower you, using proven techniques and skills that you can apply to everyday life. So whether you are a mom to be, a seasoned mom or thinking about starting a family, I can help you improve your state of mind.
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, guilt, worry, negative thoughts etc. I am here to empower you, using proven techniques and skills that you can apply to everyday life. So whether you are a mom to be, a seasoned mom or thinking about starting a family, I can help you improve your state of mind.
(737) 252-6696 View (737) 252-6696
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Lindsey Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Rmma, Austin, TX 78723  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with individuals, families, and couples struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, infidelity, and relationship issues. I take a systemic approach to therapy, looking at how your relationships and patterns affect your everyday life. Typically my clients are feeling stuck or unheard in their relationships. I offer therapy that involves usable tools to help with communication and building a much stronger bond between you and your partner. I also help clients in the midst of significant trauma or in the aftermath of infidelity. My goal is to make myself obsolete and to leave you living a more fulfilling life.
I specialize in working with individuals, families, and couples struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, infidelity, and relationship issues. I take a systemic approach to therapy, looking at how your relationships and patterns affect your everyday life. Typically my clients are feeling stuck or unheard in their relationships. I offer therapy that involves usable tools to help with communication and building a much stronger bond between you and your partner. I also help clients in the midst of significant trauma or in the aftermath of infidelity. My goal is to make myself obsolete and to leave you living a more fulfilling life.
(512) 714-2637 View (512) 714-2637
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Erica Bones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Rmma, Austin, TX 78723
Erica Bones is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Texas with over 10 years of experience in a variety of settings and with diverse clients, including both long-term and brief interventions. Erica finds joy in empowering others to reach their full potential. Life is full of changes and Erica is here to help you on a journey of balancing those transitions. Erica’s experience includes providing individual and group therapy for self-esteem, anxiety, depression, life stressors, relationship and family challenges, domestic violence, and parenting challenges.
Erica Bones is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Texas with over 10 years of experience in a variety of settings and with diverse clients, including both long-term and brief interventions. Erica finds joy in empowering others to reach their full potential. Life is full of changes and Erica is here to help you on a journey of balancing those transitions. Erica’s experience includes providing individual and group therapy for self-esteem, anxiety, depression, life stressors, relationship and family challenges, domestic violence, and parenting challenges.
(737) 345-4911 View (737) 345-4911
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Tammy Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified
2 Endorsed
Rmma, 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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Elizabeth Haberer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DCSW, CGP
Verified
16 Endorsed
Rmma, Austin, TX 78723
Holding space for your unique humanity is paramount in my work. My approach is collaborative and focused on helping you unravel patterns that are keeping you stuck to create changes that are deep and longstanding. I work with emerging adults, creatives, families and couples interested in exploring their inner worlds in order to heal and thrive.
Holding space for your unique humanity is paramount in my work. My approach is collaborative and focused on helping you unravel patterns that are keeping you stuck to create changes that are deep and longstanding. I work with emerging adults, creatives, families and couples interested in exploring their inner worlds in order to heal and thrive.
(713) 338-9212 View (713) 338-9212
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Natasha Moonka
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
2 Endorsed
Rmma, Austin, TX 78723
I am a pre-licensed graduate student intern supervised by Angela Viesca, LCSW-S, and Amanda Lieberg, LPC. I can help you with Career Transitions/Stressors, Burnout, Chronic Illness, Identity Issues, Bi-cultural Family Dynamics, Adult Child and Parent Relationship Issues, Racial Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Relationships, and more. I offer in-person and virtual appointments for those in Texas. In-person availability in North Austin off 183 as well as in Round Rock.
I am a pre-licensed graduate student intern supervised by Angela Viesca, LCSW-S, and Amanda Lieberg, LPC. I can help you with Career Transitions/Stressors, Burnout, Chronic Illness, Identity Issues, Bi-cultural Family Dynamics, Adult Child and Parent Relationship Issues, Racial Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Relationships, and more. I offer in-person and virtual appointments for those in Texas. In-person availability in North Austin off 183 as well as in Round Rock.
(512) 768-2386 View (512) 768-2386

Online Therapists

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Elizabeth-Anne Rains
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Austin, TX 78746
I have dedicated the last 20 years to issues uniquely related to women struggling with overwhelming life transitions, painful family dynamics, grief and loss, and mood disorders. I strive to provide a safe place where you can speak freely without fear of judgement and be fully understood. It is from this emotionally safe place that you will gain insight into yourself and your relationships. Often, what we believe about ourselves is inaccurate, and the resulting misplaced guilt is common among women. We will explore and develop new ways of perceiving yourself and others, while practicing new communication styles and strategies.
I have dedicated the last 20 years to issues uniquely related to women struggling with overwhelming life transitions, painful family dynamics, grief and loss, and mood disorders. I strive to provide a safe place where you can speak freely without fear of judgement and be fully understood. It is from this emotionally safe place that you will gain insight into yourself and your relationships. Often, what we believe about ourselves is inaccurate, and the resulting misplaced guilt is common among women. We will explore and develop new ways of perceiving yourself and others, while practicing new communication styles and strategies.
(512) 270-6441 View (512) 270-6441

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Number of Therapists in Rmma, Austin, TX

10+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Rmma, Austin, TX who prioritize treating:

95% Relationship Issues
95% Depression
95% Anxiety
79% Self Esteem
79% Life Transitions
74% Stress
68% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
83% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Rmma, Austin, TX see their clients

52% Online Only
48% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Rmma, Austin?

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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.