Therapists in West Gate, Austin, TX

Photo of Dr. K. Olivia Trone in West Gate, Austin, TX
Dr. K. Olivia Trone
PsyD
Verified Verified
West Gate, Austin, TX 78745
I value a holistic approach when working with clients, and I aim to co-create a space where we can walk through your personhood and experience together. In therapy, I utilize a blend of CBT, interpersonal, and psychodynamic intervention methods when best suited for my clients, taking into consideration their specific situation and goals.
I value a holistic approach when working with clients, and I aim to co-create a space where we can walk through your personhood and experience together. In therapy, I utilize a blend of CBT, interpersonal, and psychodynamic intervention methods when best suited for my clients, taking into consideration their specific situation and goals.
(512) 980-9531 View (512) 980-9531
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Amanda Frazier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Gate, Austin, TX 78745
Waitlist for new clients
I'm Amanda Frazier, LCSW. My goal is to help people navigate their lives in a meaningful way. We all experience a wide range of thoughts, feelings, emotions and with some more distressing than others, it can certainly help to talk about it. I aim to help clients explore their inner complexities, calm the inner critic, manage behaviors and develop trust in themselves over time. I encourage clients to take small steps towards change and celebrate progress along the way. Together we consider all that is contributing to the distress and establish a plan to improve mental health and wellbeing.
I'm Amanda Frazier, LCSW. My goal is to help people navigate their lives in a meaningful way. We all experience a wide range of thoughts, feelings, emotions and with some more distressing than others, it can certainly help to talk about it. I aim to help clients explore their inner complexities, calm the inner critic, manage behaviors and develop trust in themselves over time. I encourage clients to take small steps towards change and celebrate progress along the way. Together we consider all that is contributing to the distress and establish a plan to improve mental health and wellbeing.
(737) 259-6715 View (737) 259-6715
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Dr. Laura K. Schenck
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Gate, Austin, TX 78745
I deeply believe in the human capacity for growth in the face of incredible adversity. Pain is oftentimes inevitable, but suffering is optional. For those brave enough to reach out for support in trying times, I offer a new way to draw upon inner strengths and reframe how you relate to your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. My aim is to compassionately work with you to understand your concerns and their impact.
I deeply believe in the human capacity for growth in the face of incredible adversity. Pain is oftentimes inevitable, but suffering is optional. For those brave enough to reach out for support in trying times, I offer a new way to draw upon inner strengths and reframe how you relate to your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. My aim is to compassionately work with you to understand your concerns and their impact.
(512) 881-0119 View (512) 881-0119
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Mel Walsh
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
West Gate, Austin, TX 78745
I help people struggling with anxiety, trauma, life transitions and stress to heal from the past and experience peace and fulfillment in the present. I enjoy working with folks who feel ready for a change and want to transform their problems at the root level. I have experience working with children, teens and adults from diverse backgrounds, and I enjoy working with LGBTQ+ folks, immigrants, parents, and creatives.
I help people struggling with anxiety, trauma, life transitions and stress to heal from the past and experience peace and fulfillment in the present. I enjoy working with folks who feel ready for a change and want to transform their problems at the root level. I have experience working with children, teens and adults from diverse backgrounds, and I enjoy working with LGBTQ+ folks, immigrants, parents, and creatives.
(512) 714-3403 View (512) 714-3403
Photo of Lori Gonzalez, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Gate, Austin, TX
Lori Gonzalez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCDC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Gate, Austin, TX 78745
Welcome! First, I would like to congratulate you on taking this step to reach out for support and practicing self-care. Life is ever changing and can sometimes not meet our expectations. This can lead to feelings of sadness, self-doubt, guilt, hopelessness, and we don't know what to do. Sometimes we can successfully process these changes in a healthy way and other times we may find ourselves depressed and anxious about the future. In these times it is important to reach out for support as we can become eclipsed by our emotions and not "see" a solution.
Welcome! First, I would like to congratulate you on taking this step to reach out for support and practicing self-care. Life is ever changing and can sometimes not meet our expectations. This can lead to feelings of sadness, self-doubt, guilt, hopelessness, and we don't know what to do. Sometimes we can successfully process these changes in a healthy way and other times we may find ourselves depressed and anxious about the future. In these times it is important to reach out for support as we can become eclipsed by our emotions and not "see" a solution.
(512) 714-3403 View (512) 714-3403
Photo of Marcy Bell, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Gate, Austin, TX
Marcy Bell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
West Gate, Austin, TX 78745  (Online Only)
I provide guidance and clinical expertise as you begin to understand yourself better regarding emotional experiences as a way to make sense of your thoughts and behaviors. I will work with you to deepen insight, promote healing, improve skills and confront unhelpful patterns in behaviors and relationships. I understand that traumas can cause lifelong disturbances in emotional reactivity and regulation. I can teach you to learn the practice of self-calming through cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness practice and other complementary therapeutic approaches.
I provide guidance and clinical expertise as you begin to understand yourself better regarding emotional experiences as a way to make sense of your thoughts and behaviors. I will work with you to deepen insight, promote healing, improve skills and confront unhelpful patterns in behaviors and relationships. I understand that traumas can cause lifelong disturbances in emotional reactivity and regulation. I can teach you to learn the practice of self-calming through cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness practice and other complementary therapeutic approaches.
(512) 957-9259 View (512) 957-9259
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Jason York
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
West Gate, Austin, TX 78745
Everyone goes through difficult times in their lives where they feel unsettled and unsure of their direction. These moments often come with feelings of anxiety and depression that can weigh you down and make you feel stuck. I want to help you move past these feelings and work toward the life you have always wanted. To do this I work from a person-centered perspective and feel that the relationship between therapist and client is of the utmost importance. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, and couples dealing with depression, social anxiety, ADHD, life transitions, addiction, and relationship issues, just to name a few.
Everyone goes through difficult times in their lives where they feel unsettled and unsure of their direction. These moments often come with feelings of anxiety and depression that can weigh you down and make you feel stuck. I want to help you move past these feelings and work toward the life you have always wanted. To do this I work from a person-centered perspective and feel that the relationship between therapist and client is of the utmost importance. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, and couples dealing with depression, social anxiety, ADHD, life transitions, addiction, and relationship issues, just to name a few.
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Mark Provence
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
West Gate, Austin, TX 78747
Welcome! I’m so glad you’re looking into therapy as a next step in your life. Finding a new therapist can be a daunting process, but it’s ultimately a rewarding one. I hope this page can give you a bit more encouragement and information for your search. I’ve provided therapy for ten years across a range of settings, including family/couples guidance centers, VA clinics, and university counseling centers — and I’ve learned that therapy looks different for each client. At the end of the day, though, I believe good therapy boils down to three basic ingredients: Building a relationship, telling your story, and taking action together.
Welcome! I’m so glad you’re looking into therapy as a next step in your life. Finding a new therapist can be a daunting process, but it’s ultimately a rewarding one. I hope this page can give you a bit more encouragement and information for your search. I’ve provided therapy for ten years across a range of settings, including family/couples guidance centers, VA clinics, and university counseling centers — and I’ve learned that therapy looks different for each client. At the end of the day, though, I believe good therapy boils down to three basic ingredients: Building a relationship, telling your story, and taking action together.
(512) 714-3403 View (512) 714-3403
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Hannah Springer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Gate, Austin, TX 78745
I love getting to know people and their history, and tend to pull from past experiences to help make sense of our current thoughts and behaviors. Due to my clinical training and background, I also incorporate the education and implementation of new, tangible skills in my practice when what we’ve been doing isn’t working so that we can increase effectiveness and respond mindfully in life. I’m clinically trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and enjoy working with you on identifying ineffective thoughts and behaviors, and finding more effective ways to cope and navigate life.
I love getting to know people and their history, and tend to pull from past experiences to help make sense of our current thoughts and behaviors. Due to my clinical training and background, I also incorporate the education and implementation of new, tangible skills in my practice when what we’ve been doing isn’t working so that we can increase effectiveness and respond mindfully in life. I’m clinically trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and enjoy working with you on identifying ineffective thoughts and behaviors, and finding more effective ways to cope and navigate life.
(512) 714-3403 View (512) 714-3403
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Dr. Tina Adkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Gate, Austin, TX 78745  (Online Only)
Perhaps you’ve been struggling with a history of family trauma, or you are currently dealing with difficult and stressful relationship issues with a partner, family members or your children. Maybe you are going through a tough life transition and are trying to discover not only who you are, but why you feel so different or are filled with sadness or anxiety. Maybe you have a secret or are haunted by something from your past and you need a safe place/relationship where you can be your authentic self.
Perhaps you’ve been struggling with a history of family trauma, or you are currently dealing with difficult and stressful relationship issues with a partner, family members or your children. Maybe you are going through a tough life transition and are trying to discover not only who you are, but why you feel so different or are filled with sadness or anxiety. Maybe you have a secret or are haunted by something from your past and you need a safe place/relationship where you can be your authentic self.
(512) 768-4305 View (512) 768-4305
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Matthew Halvorson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CGP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Gate, Austin, TX 78745
I am passionate about meeting people in the mess of life and working together towards productive and positive outcome. I prioritize the therapeutic relationship based on trust and empathy. Therapy is a place where unconditional positive regard and increased awareness of the present understanding and past learning can help us move through our difficulties into a space that allows for compassion and acceptance of the self, which leads to the confidence to walk with purpose toward a better future.
I am passionate about meeting people in the mess of life and working together towards productive and positive outcome. I prioritize the therapeutic relationship based on trust and empathy. Therapy is a place where unconditional positive regard and increased awareness of the present understanding and past learning can help us move through our difficulties into a space that allows for compassion and acceptance of the self, which leads to the confidence to walk with purpose toward a better future.
(512) 714-3403 View (512) 714-3403
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Dyan Haspel-Johnson
Psychologist, PSY
Verified Verified
West Gate, Austin, TX 78745  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you looking for greater balance and harmony in your life? I am aware of the interaction between mind, body, and spirit and how challenges to these components can be opportunities for growth, strength, and wisdom. We are all unique individuals so my approach to each person varies to suit each particular issue and patient. By focusing on your core values, I will actively help you to reach your potential. I see therapy as a collaborative process with myself here to facilitate the building of your resources and strengths to empower you.
Are you looking for greater balance and harmony in your life? I am aware of the interaction between mind, body, and spirit and how challenges to these components can be opportunities for growth, strength, and wisdom. We are all unique individuals so my approach to each person varies to suit each particular issue and patient. By focusing on your core values, I will actively help you to reach your potential. I see therapy as a collaborative process with myself here to facilitate the building of your resources and strengths to empower you.
(424) 294-8970 View (424) 294-8970
Photo of Jordan Rico, Pre-Licensed Professional in West Gate, Austin, TX
Jordan Rico
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified Verified
West Gate, Austin, TX 78745  (Online Only)
My ideal client is anyone who is struggling with life. I have experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds, ages, cultures, and identities on various issues. Whether you need support dealing with a specific life event, managing ongoing mental health issues or life circumstances, or even if you aren't sure what you want to work on, I'm here to help! My job is to collaborate with my clients to identify what is distressing them, what they want to change, and how they can achieve their goals in therapy.
My ideal client is anyone who is struggling with life. I have experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds, ages, cultures, and identities on various issues. Whether you need support dealing with a specific life event, managing ongoing mental health issues or life circumstances, or even if you aren't sure what you want to work on, I'm here to help! My job is to collaborate with my clients to identify what is distressing them, what they want to change, and how they can achieve their goals in therapy.
(512) 714-3403 View (512) 714-3403
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Stephanie Perez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
West Gate, Austin, TX 78745
Treading water long enough can lead to exhaustion and the waves of life can often feel unsurmountable on your own. The loudness in our cultures and in our minds bring heavy burdens that can trap you and make you forget who you really are. It takes a great deal of courage to reach for something different. You have taken a huge step considering therapy. Choosing someone you can trust and feel the freedom to be authentic with, in order to explore some of the deepest parts of life, is important. I am passionate about helping you find this freedom and live authentically while embodying your truest nature, despite the waves that come.
Treading water long enough can lead to exhaustion and the waves of life can often feel unsurmountable on your own. The loudness in our cultures and in our minds bring heavy burdens that can trap you and make you forget who you really are. It takes a great deal of courage to reach for something different. You have taken a huge step considering therapy. Choosing someone you can trust and feel the freedom to be authentic with, in order to explore some of the deepest parts of life, is important. I am passionate about helping you find this freedom and live authentically while embodying your truest nature, despite the waves that come.
(512) 714-3403 View (512) 714-3403
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Adam Benden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Gate, Austin, TX 78745
I work to create a highly collaborative and empowering relationship in therapy which emphasizes resilience, empowerment, and the ability to heal at any stage of life from experiences of trauma and abuse. My approach emphasizes in-depth exploration of mental health challenges with compassion and curiosity to not only manage symptoms of mental illness but also to identify and address the core emotional wounds underlying many of our most common mental health struggles. We work together to integrate the body, emotions, and mind to maximize a holistic approach to therapy and healing work.
I work to create a highly collaborative and empowering relationship in therapy which emphasizes resilience, empowerment, and the ability to heal at any stage of life from experiences of trauma and abuse. My approach emphasizes in-depth exploration of mental health challenges with compassion and curiosity to not only manage symptoms of mental illness but also to identify and address the core emotional wounds underlying many of our most common mental health struggles. We work together to integrate the body, emotions, and mind to maximize a holistic approach to therapy and healing work.
(512) 714-3403 View (512) 714-3403
Photo of Kim Wolfgang, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Gate, Austin, TX
Kim Wolfgang
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
West Gate, Austin, TX 78745
Welcome! I'm Kim, and I have a relationally based practice in south-central Austin. My supportive, humorous, and nurturing approach helps support topics of body autonomy, disordered eating, relational challenges, and anxiety. The intention is to increase trust within yourself to handle current and future challenges. Knowing where and how to start can feel challenging, especially if your thoughts are saying one thing while your nervous system and actions are saying another. We will work with sensations and impulses in your body and address the thoughts and ideas accompanying them.
Welcome! I'm Kim, and I have a relationally based practice in south-central Austin. My supportive, humorous, and nurturing approach helps support topics of body autonomy, disordered eating, relational challenges, and anxiety. The intention is to increase trust within yourself to handle current and future challenges. Knowing where and how to start can feel challenging, especially if your thoughts are saying one thing while your nervous system and actions are saying another. We will work with sensations and impulses in your body and address the thoughts and ideas accompanying them.
(512) 649-1224 View (512) 649-1224
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L Michelle Garber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Gate, Austin, TX 78745
The ideal client is someone navigating trauma, depression, and anxiety, stemming from past adversities. They seek a safe space for validation, understanding, and support to process their struggles. Their goals include healing from trauma, regaining emotional control, and fostering resilience. They aspire for purpose, and healthier coping mechanisms, aiming to fulfillment despite the challenges. They're committed to growth, and self-discovery. I specialize in offering support and guidance to individuals dealing with mental health challenges like anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues.
The ideal client is someone navigating trauma, depression, and anxiety, stemming from past adversities. They seek a safe space for validation, understanding, and support to process their struggles. Their goals include healing from trauma, regaining emotional control, and fostering resilience. They aspire for purpose, and healthier coping mechanisms, aiming to fulfillment despite the challenges. They're committed to growth, and self-discovery. I specialize in offering support and guidance to individuals dealing with mental health challenges like anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues.
(512) 714-3403 View (512) 714-3403
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Regan Lester-Rodriguez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Gate, Austin, TX 78745
My theoretical orientation is varied depending on your needs. I help you to formulate your therapy goals in a collaborative fashion. Although therapy can be distressing at times, I often use humor to decrease distress and increase coping skills. In addition, I use EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) techniques to build resources for positive coping skills. EMDR can help you face uncomfortable emotions, such as anxiety or depression, and reprocess traumatic memories.
My theoretical orientation is varied depending on your needs. I help you to formulate your therapy goals in a collaborative fashion. Although therapy can be distressing at times, I often use humor to decrease distress and increase coping skills. In addition, I use EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) techniques to build resources for positive coping skills. EMDR can help you face uncomfortable emotions, such as anxiety or depression, and reprocess traumatic memories.
(512) 763-5962 View (512) 763-5962
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Zach Ossefort
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW, LCDC
Verified Verified
West Gate, Austin, TX 78745
Tired of reading Psychology Today profiles? Feel like therapy doesn't "work" for you? We may be a good fit. Therapy is more than just what happens in a therapy session. Therapy is a state of being; a mindset of flexibility, curiosity, and empowerment. Therapy is the noble task of courageously moving toward difficult feelings instead of avoiding them, a process of undoing shame and fear that have held you back from knowing yourself. My style is relaxed and natural, not forced or artificial. I want to understand who you really are, on your terms.
Tired of reading Psychology Today profiles? Feel like therapy doesn't "work" for you? We may be a good fit. Therapy is more than just what happens in a therapy session. Therapy is a state of being; a mindset of flexibility, curiosity, and empowerment. Therapy is the noble task of courageously moving toward difficult feelings instead of avoiding them, a process of undoing shame and fear that have held you back from knowing yourself. My style is relaxed and natural, not forced or artificial. I want to understand who you really are, on your terms.
(737) 216-8596 View (737) 216-8596
Photo of Kate Coffield, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Gate, Austin, TX
Kate Coffield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Gate, Austin, TX 78747
I often work with clients who struggle to accept and feel compassion for their whole self. Sometimes that can look like trying to shut out painful experiences, worrying that something is "wrong" with you, or struggling to connect with your true desires and feelings. I offer clients a warm space to process the injuries they carry from the broader world and from the intimate world of family, friends, and other relationships. I invite clients to bring the complete selves, even the parts that are hard to be with. I strive to provide the tools and support to help clients connect to a fuller sense of aliveness and groundedness.
I often work with clients who struggle to accept and feel compassion for their whole self. Sometimes that can look like trying to shut out painful experiences, worrying that something is "wrong" with you, or struggling to connect with your true desires and feelings. I offer clients a warm space to process the injuries they carry from the broader world and from the intimate world of family, friends, and other relationships. I invite clients to bring the complete selves, even the parts that are hard to be with. I strive to provide the tools and support to help clients connect to a fuller sense of aliveness and groundedness.
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Number of Therapists in West Gate, Austin, TX

50+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in West Gate, Austin, TX who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
81% Relationship Issues
81% Depression
74% Trauma and PTSD
72% Self Esteem
69% Grief
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aetna
74% BlueCross and BlueShield
68% Other

How Therapists in West Gate, Austin, TX see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

66% Female
32% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in West Gate, 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.