Therapists in Wells Branch, Austin, TX

Photo of Sebastian J Colon Otero, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Wells Branch, Austin, TX
Sebastian J Colon Otero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wells Branch, Austin, TX 78728  (Online Only)
Are you feeling ready to take steps towards a happier, healthier, more balanced & authentic life? Looking for a compassionate, caring, non-judgmental therapist who is highly experienced? Are you seeking to engage in self-exploration and explore ways to truly feel better, take steps towards the life you want? Are you in search of a therapist who can help you navigate the impact of collective and individual experiences of oppression, overcome limiting conditions, change unhelpful patterns, and have better relationships with others and with yourself ? Are you interested in a deeper healing process?
Are you feeling ready to take steps towards a happier, healthier, more balanced & authentic life? Looking for a compassionate, caring, non-judgmental therapist who is highly experienced? Are you seeking to engage in self-exploration and explore ways to truly feel better, take steps towards the life you want? Are you in search of a therapist who can help you navigate the impact of collective and individual experiences of oppression, overcome limiting conditions, change unhelpful patterns, and have better relationships with others and with yourself ? Are you interested in a deeper healing process?
(512) 675-1850 View (512) 675-1850
Photo of Rachel Patterson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Wells Branch, Austin, TX
Rachel Patterson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Wells Branch, Austin, TX 78728  (Online Only)
As a therapist, my hope is to help you move toward a meaningful, vital, and fulfilling life. I aim to provide you with a safe and supportive environment in which, together, we can look at ways to enhance your wellbeing. As an insight-oriented counselor, I believe that the understanding you develop in therapy can be empowering and transformative. I would be honored to work with you as you discover and embrace your authentic self.
As a therapist, my hope is to help you move toward a meaningful, vital, and fulfilling life. I aim to provide you with a safe and supportive environment in which, together, we can look at ways to enhance your wellbeing. As an insight-oriented counselor, I believe that the understanding you develop in therapy can be empowering and transformative. I would be honored to work with you as you discover and embrace your authentic self.
(512) 710-2928 View (512) 710-2928
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Pam Krejci
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wells Branch, Austin, TX 78728
In life you can feel like everyone is doing better than you are. You may be looking around, comparing yourself to others and wonder, “Why am I not as happy as everyone else? What am I doing wrong? Am I to blame? Am I not good enough? Is my body broken, my mind, or my heart?” I specialize in working with people who often find that no matter how hard they try, they feel like they are never good enough. This may be during a break up, job transition, infertility, during the changes of pregnancy, postpartum, and motherhood, or even during traumatic grief and loss. Starting therapy can be one of the bravest things you can do.
In life you can feel like everyone is doing better than you are. You may be looking around, comparing yourself to others and wonder, “Why am I not as happy as everyone else? What am I doing wrong? Am I to blame? Am I not good enough? Is my body broken, my mind, or my heart?” I specialize in working with people who often find that no matter how hard they try, they feel like they are never good enough. This may be during a break up, job transition, infertility, during the changes of pregnancy, postpartum, and motherhood, or even during traumatic grief and loss. Starting therapy can be one of the bravest things you can do.
(512) 729-7647 View (512) 729-7647
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Charla Ann Lineman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MEd , LPC-A, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
Wells Branch, Austin, TX 78728
I will meet you right where you are with empathy and nonjudgment. The decision to ask for help, whether as a couple or individual, takes courage and can feel very vulnerable.
I will meet you right where you are with empathy and nonjudgment. The decision to ask for help, whether as a couple or individual, takes courage and can feel very vulnerable.
(512) 866-9830 View (512) 866-9830
Austin Harm Reduction Counseling
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, BS, LCDC
Verified Verified
Wells Branch, Austin, TX 78727  (Online Only)
As both a clinician and self-identified individual in long-term non-abstinence-based recovery, I know what's it like to struggle with finding and maintaining recovery through traditional means. I believe that recovery is not a one-size-fits all model that can only be obtained through total abstinence or only working the 12 steps. Recovery can take on many different forms through a harm reduction approach, including, but not limited to medicated-assisted treatment, moderation management, as well as abstinence. If you are looking for your own pathway to recovery that feels true to you & your own desires, harm reduction may be for you.
As both a clinician and self-identified individual in long-term non-abstinence-based recovery, I know what's it like to struggle with finding and maintaining recovery through traditional means. I believe that recovery is not a one-size-fits all model that can only be obtained through total abstinence or only working the 12 steps. Recovery can take on many different forms through a harm reduction approach, including, but not limited to medicated-assisted treatment, moderation management, as well as abstinence. If you are looking for your own pathway to recovery that feels true to you & your own desires, harm reduction may be for you.
(737) 530-7862 View (737) 530-7862
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South Meadows Recovery
Verified Verified
Wells Branch, Austin, TX 78728
Recovery is possible for those struggling with addiction. Our facility offers a way out to those who are caught in the grips of addiction. Break free and enjoy a life filled with infinite possibilities.
Recovery is possible for those struggling with addiction. Our facility offers a way out to those who are caught in the grips of addiction. Break free and enjoy a life filled with infinite possibilities.
(512) 647-1744 View (512) 647-1744
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Thomas Smithyman - Online Anxiety Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Wells Branch, Austin, TX 78757  (Online Only)
Bestselling author of “Dating Without Fear: Overcome Social Anxiety and Connect.” —— Overcome your anxiety disorder with focused, research-based treatment. I'm a licensed clinical psychologist, and have trained as an Anxiety Specialist. I believe in actively treating anxiety using the latest research findings and clinical interventions, because frankly, I don't think listening and nodding is enough. My goal is to help you understand how your anxiety works, and take steps to face it and overcome it. My sessions are online and I offer a free initial phone or video consultation to see how I can help.
Bestselling author of “Dating Without Fear: Overcome Social Anxiety and Connect.” —— Overcome your anxiety disorder with focused, research-based treatment. I'm a licensed clinical psychologist, and have trained as an Anxiety Specialist. I believe in actively treating anxiety using the latest research findings and clinical interventions, because frankly, I don't think listening and nodding is enough. My goal is to help you understand how your anxiety works, and take steps to face it and overcome it. My sessions are online and I offer a free initial phone or video consultation to see how I can help.
(512) 948-3941 View (512) 948-3941
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Kimberly Mann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Wells Branch, Austin, TX 78728  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you are drowning and can't get out of bed? Do you feel stuck, unable to process or move past difficult events? Do you feel lost and need direction, tools and new skills? I specialize in working with individuals who feel stuck or are struggling in life and are willing to get to work to change. I help my patients identify what is going wrong and more importantly, how to take you where you want to go. I jump straight into identifying the problem and helping you live the life you deserve! Making the decision to take care of yourself is pivotal, this is your first step!
Do you feel like you are drowning and can't get out of bed? Do you feel stuck, unable to process or move past difficult events? Do you feel lost and need direction, tools and new skills? I specialize in working with individuals who feel stuck or are struggling in life and are willing to get to work to change. I help my patients identify what is going wrong and more importantly, how to take you where you want to go. I jump straight into identifying the problem and helping you live the life you deserve! Making the decision to take care of yourself is pivotal, this is your first step!
(817) 841-9335 View (817) 841-9335
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Daniel Edens
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified Verified
Wells Branch, Austin, TX 78728  (Online Only)
Everyone can benefit from therapy, they might just not know it yet. I believe humans are meant to seek help and support from each other. I believe there are people that can help change your life for the better. Maybe you are on a journey of self-discovery. Maybe you need extra support through a difficult time. Perhaps you need help re-investing in yourself. Or, maybe you don’t know what you need, but you thought this might be a good place to start. Whatever your reasons, you have taken a very brave first step in your journey toward more happiness and confidence in your continuing growth and future goals.
Everyone can benefit from therapy, they might just not know it yet. I believe humans are meant to seek help and support from each other. I believe there are people that can help change your life for the better. Maybe you are on a journey of self-discovery. Maybe you need extra support through a difficult time. Perhaps you need help re-investing in yourself. Or, maybe you don’t know what you need, but you thought this might be a good place to start. Whatever your reasons, you have taken a very brave first step in your journey toward more happiness and confidence in your continuing growth and future goals.
(512) 883-2586 View (512) 883-2586
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Brenda Ramsey
Pastoral Counselor
Verified Verified
Wells Branch, Austin, TX 78728
Brenda Ramsey is a Licensed Pastoral Counselor, Advanced Certification in Marriage/Family and Temperament Counseling and member of National Christian Counselor's Association (NCCA). Additionally, Mrs. Ramsey is a Licensed Pastoral Counselor of The Austin Vineyard Church, and Former Director of Family Life Skills of Austin. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Counseling from Colorado Theological Seminary. She is currently on staff as a Licensed Pastoral Counselor at Head to Heart Restoration Ministry, in Round Rock, Texas. She offers in-person and remote counseling sessions.
Brenda Ramsey is a Licensed Pastoral Counselor, Advanced Certification in Marriage/Family and Temperament Counseling and member of National Christian Counselor's Association (NCCA). Additionally, Mrs. Ramsey is a Licensed Pastoral Counselor of The Austin Vineyard Church, and Former Director of Family Life Skills of Austin. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Counseling from Colorado Theological Seminary. She is currently on staff as a Licensed Pastoral Counselor at Head to Heart Restoration Ministry, in Round Rock, Texas. She offers in-person and remote counseling sessions.
(512) 910-7768 View (512) 910-7768
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Pflugerville Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Wells Branch, Austin, TX 78728
Pflugerville Counseling Center offers a wide range of counseling services to individuals, families, couples, and children/teens. Though each of us specializes in different areas, we all hold a belief that counseling is most helpful when it is about having a safe relationship to more fully explore, understand, and accept self and the choices we make. We believe that everyone has a story and the more we can own our stories, the more choice and control we have over writing the next chapters. We all love working with the brain/body/relationship connection we all hold within ourselves and between each other.
Pflugerville Counseling Center offers a wide range of counseling services to individuals, families, couples, and children/teens. Though each of us specializes in different areas, we all hold a belief that counseling is most helpful when it is about having a safe relationship to more fully explore, understand, and accept self and the choices we make. We believe that everyone has a story and the more we can own our stories, the more choice and control we have over writing the next chapters. We all love working with the brain/body/relationship connection we all hold within ourselves and between each other.
(512) 843-8613 View (512) 843-8613
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Beth Garrison
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Wells Branch, Austin, TX 78728
My approach is practical, solution-focused and based on listening carefully to your concerns. And then, we roll up our sleeves, and work together to transform your situation. With over 20 years of experience as a psychologist, I use cognitive-behavioral therapy: I listen, I give feedback, we discuss obstacles to change and creative ways around them. We move at the pace that works for you. You may surprise yourself: a small change in perspective can sometimes transform your life.
My approach is practical, solution-focused and based on listening carefully to your concerns. And then, we roll up our sleeves, and work together to transform your situation. With over 20 years of experience as a psychologist, I use cognitive-behavioral therapy: I listen, I give feedback, we discuss obstacles to change and creative ways around them. We move at the pace that works for you. You may surprise yourself: a small change in perspective can sometimes transform your life.
(512) 271-3727 View (512) 271-3727
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Andrea Redman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wells Branch, Austin, TX 78728  (Online Only)
I believe that every person has the ability to heal and that power comes from within. I work with adults and mature teens to help build resiliency through trauma informed interventions. I specialize in working with clients who have experienced traumatic life events such as childhood abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. I am skilled in treating folks with trauma related disorders including dissociative identity disorder. A philosophy that I use to guide my approach is this: in life pain is inevitable, suffering, however, is not. If you are suffering know that help exists in the form of compassionate and caring counseling.
I believe that every person has the ability to heal and that power comes from within. I work with adults and mature teens to help build resiliency through trauma informed interventions. I specialize in working with clients who have experienced traumatic life events such as childhood abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. I am skilled in treating folks with trauma related disorders including dissociative identity disorder. A philosophy that I use to guide my approach is this: in life pain is inevitable, suffering, however, is not. If you are suffering know that help exists in the form of compassionate and caring counseling.
(512) 559-8903 View (512) 559-8903
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Excelsis Psychotherapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
Wells Branch, Austin, TX 78728
Please visit front page of website for appointments. Then fill out calendar or text me at the 413 number. The first session is a full hour intake. I'd be honored to work with you. I believe in joyful and authentic counseling relationships that are self-rewarding, and allowing of transformations on the client's schedule of healing. At the same time, I invite the universally supportive 12 step wisdom, meaning "I get back what I put into my inner work." I believe people grow fastest when they look to increase their faith and purpose in life, with the love of God and family as a major priority for healing and release of past wounds.
Please visit front page of website for appointments. Then fill out calendar or text me at the 413 number. The first session is a full hour intake. I'd be honored to work with you. I believe in joyful and authentic counseling relationships that are self-rewarding, and allowing of transformations on the client's schedule of healing. At the same time, I invite the universally supportive 12 step wisdom, meaning "I get back what I put into my inner work." I believe people grow fastest when they look to increase their faith and purpose in life, with the love of God and family as a major priority for healing and release of past wounds.
(512) 229-9268 View (512) 229-9268
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Kelley Casey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wells Branch, Austin, TX 78728
Currently accepting new clients. I specialize in helping people think about how to improve their relationships, their emotional health and their lives. People often call because they are needing someone to think with them during a difficult season of life. They may notice unhealthy relationship patterns (disconnection, conflict, severed relationships), they may be struggling with a particular transition (transitioning to adulthood, parenting, loss), or they may be struggling to cope with some intense feelings (grief, sadness, anxiety). I would be happy to help you think about how you would like to meet the challenges you are facing.
Currently accepting new clients. I specialize in helping people think about how to improve their relationships, their emotional health and their lives. People often call because they are needing someone to think with them during a difficult season of life. They may notice unhealthy relationship patterns (disconnection, conflict, severed relationships), they may be struggling with a particular transition (transitioning to adulthood, parenting, loss), or they may be struggling to cope with some intense feelings (grief, sadness, anxiety). I would be happy to help you think about how you would like to meet the challenges you are facing.
(512) 879-9832 View (512) 879-9832
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Miranda Owens
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
Wells Branch, Austin, TX 78728
My passion is working with teenagers, adolescents, and families to help them develop the skills they need to successfully navigate the problems and challenges in life. I enjoy working with adolescents and teenagers, and I use many different activities to help them discover their inner strength. Through a positive therapeutic relationship, I can help you and your teenager make the changes necessary to live a happy and successful life.
My passion is working with teenagers, adolescents, and families to help them develop the skills they need to successfully navigate the problems and challenges in life. I enjoy working with adolescents and teenagers, and I use many different activities to help them discover their inner strength. Through a positive therapeutic relationship, I can help you and your teenager make the changes necessary to live a happy and successful life.
(972) 362-6671 View (972) 362-6671
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Renee Thanos, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Wells Branch, Austin, TX 78728
You may be struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, loss or adjusting to recent changes in your life. Let's work together in a collaborative relationship to identify the challenges you face and problem solve how to create more space and energy for joy in your life. I will provide compassionate support in a safe space to guide you in reaching your personal goals.
You may be struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, loss or adjusting to recent changes in your life. Let's work together in a collaborative relationship to identify the challenges you face and problem solve how to create more space and energy for joy in your life. I will provide compassionate support in a safe space to guide you in reaching your personal goals.
(512) 213-2974 View (512) 213-2974
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Whitney Sutherland
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NARM
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Wells Branch, Austin, TX 78728
Early in life we learn to disconnect from our bodies and emotions in order to survive and adapt to the environment. Overtime, this manifests as patterns of behavior and self-rejection that though were once adaptive, now only keep us stuck. These patterns typically manifest as anxiety, depression, self-hatred, toxic shame, addictions, obsessions, compulsions, codependency and relationship problems. I work experientially in the moment to get to the root of what is getting in the way of desired experiences on an identity level. Many clients describe this process as a gradual “coming home” or reconnection to their authentic self.
Early in life we learn to disconnect from our bodies and emotions in order to survive and adapt to the environment. Overtime, this manifests as patterns of behavior and self-rejection that though were once adaptive, now only keep us stuck. These patterns typically manifest as anxiety, depression, self-hatred, toxic shame, addictions, obsessions, compulsions, codependency and relationship problems. I work experientially in the moment to get to the root of what is getting in the way of desired experiences on an identity level. Many clients describe this process as a gradual “coming home” or reconnection to their authentic self.
(737) 367-2001 View (737) 367-2001
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Dwight Newell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Wells Branch, Austin, TX 78728
Dwight Newell is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 30 years of experience in the mental health field. He has worked in outpatient, inpatient, and intensive outpatient settings to offer quality mental healthcare to assist those in need. He has worked with individuals, families, and couples to assist them in learning the steps necessary to reach their greatest level of happiness. Dwight has worked with all age ranges needing to learn skills to reach higher levels of life satisfaction. Dwight has worked with parents to help them learn ways to guide their children to attain a greater level of emotional health.
Dwight Newell is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 30 years of experience in the mental health field. He has worked in outpatient, inpatient, and intensive outpatient settings to offer quality mental healthcare to assist those in need. He has worked with individuals, families, and couples to assist them in learning the steps necessary to reach their greatest level of happiness. Dwight has worked with all age ranges needing to learn skills to reach higher levels of life satisfaction. Dwight has worked with parents to help them learn ways to guide their children to attain a greater level of emotional health.
(737) 727-3143 View (737) 727-3143
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Lupe Garcia
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
Wells Branch, Austin, TX 78728
I believe it is a privilege to partner with clients and help them navigate their lives. Whether they are struggling or are just ready to do things differently, they don’t have to do it alone. I enjoy meeting people where they are and providing a safe space for them to explore their thoughts and feelings in order to understand their situation better. Using my expertise gained over 17 years of counseling, I am honest and compassionate which allows others to be truthful with themselves as they work toward greater self-awareness, growth, and self-acceptance.
I believe it is a privilege to partner with clients and help them navigate their lives. Whether they are struggling or are just ready to do things differently, they don’t have to do it alone. I enjoy meeting people where they are and providing a safe space for them to explore their thoughts and feelings in order to understand their situation better. Using my expertise gained over 17 years of counseling, I am honest and compassionate which allows others to be truthful with themselves as they work toward greater self-awareness, growth, and self-acceptance.
(512) 229-9886 View (512) 229-9886

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Wells Branch, Austin, TX

40+

Average cost per session

$137

Therapists in Wells Branch, Austin, TX who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Relationship Issues
83% Depression
76% Stress
71% Self Esteem
71% Life Transitions
63% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
73% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
68% Optum

How Therapists in Wells Branch, Austin, TX see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Wells Branch, 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.