Therapists in Balcones Heights, TX

Photo of Jessica F. Boulanger, Licensed Professional Counselor in Balcones Heights, TX
Jessica F. Boulanger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC
Verified
Balcones Heights, TX 78201
I provide telemental health (virtual) & in-person therapy sessions for pre-teens, adolescents, adults & families experiencing emotional disturbance &/or difficulty w/life transitions related to family/school/peer conflict, behavioral/relational dysfunction, gender identity, occupational, relational & interpersonal stressors, trauma, grief & other situational circumstances that may be disrupting one's overall mental health well-being. Additionally, I provide access to community, local & national resources & assist w/advocacy services through coordinating & networking w/other professionals, schools, support groups, courts & agencies.
I provide telemental health (virtual) & in-person therapy sessions for pre-teens, adolescents, adults & families experiencing emotional disturbance &/or difficulty w/life transitions related to family/school/peer conflict, behavioral/relational dysfunction, gender identity, occupational, relational & interpersonal stressors, trauma, grief & other situational circumstances that may be disrupting one's overall mental health well-being. Additionally, I provide access to community, local & national resources & assist w/advocacy services through coordinating & networking w/other professionals, schools, support groups, courts & agencies.
(210) 739-4200 View (210) 739-4200
Photo of Michelle Jacinto Psychotherapy And Supervision, Licensed Professional Counselor in Balcones Heights, TX
Michelle Jacinto Psychotherapy And Supervision
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified
3 Endorsed
Balcones Heights, TX 78201
The therapeutic relationship I build with individuals, is my priority. I will work closely with you to create a plan that addresses your personal concerns, needs and goals while supporting you throughout your journey. My goal is to help you restore the feelings of wholeness and well-being in a safe and nurturing environment, while also forging resilience and tenacity. My passion is working with those who are struggling with Borderline Personality Disorder, Codependency (CPTSD and other toxic environments) and individuals navigating through existential crisis and loss of autonomy. -.-.-For faster response please email.-.-.-
The therapeutic relationship I build with individuals, is my priority. I will work closely with you to create a plan that addresses your personal concerns, needs and goals while supporting you throughout your journey. My goal is to help you restore the feelings of wholeness and well-being in a safe and nurturing environment, while also forging resilience and tenacity. My passion is working with those who are struggling with Borderline Personality Disorder, Codependency (CPTSD and other toxic environments) and individuals navigating through existential crisis and loss of autonomy. -.-.-For faster response please email.-.-.-
(210) 761-4124 View (210) 761-4124
Photo of Michelle Klein, Licensed Professional Counselor in Balcones Heights, TX
Michelle Klein
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Balcones Heights, TX 78201
Waitlist for new clients
I know finding the right therapist can be challenging. I would like to help you feel more confident in making that decision. My style is warm, supportive, and collaborative. I strive to make my office a safe place from which to explore the obstacles interfering with your ability to lead a happy and satisfying life. I believe that much emotional stress stems from attention to fearful assumptions which can distract us from our present experience. By recognizing strengths and honing insight, I can help you resolve fears, make thoughtful decisions, improve your mood and sense of ownership over your experiences.
I know finding the right therapist can be challenging. I would like to help you feel more confident in making that decision. My style is warm, supportive, and collaborative. I strive to make my office a safe place from which to explore the obstacles interfering with your ability to lead a happy and satisfying life. I believe that much emotional stress stems from attention to fearful assumptions which can distract us from our present experience. By recognizing strengths and honing insight, I can help you resolve fears, make thoughtful decisions, improve your mood and sense of ownership over your experiences.
(210) 579-9893 View (210) 579-9893
Photo of Robert Jones, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Balcones Heights, TX
Robert Jones
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MHA, LCDC, ADC, ICADC
Verified
Balcones Heights, TX 78201  (Online Only)
I believe an effective Counselor is one who supports individuals on their journey towards healing, and serves as a co-pilot guiding them through the challenges of process to a healthier, more fulfilling life. As a compassionate and empathetic individual, I have always been drawn to helping others overcome their struggles and find their path to happiness. My desire to become a counselor stems from a deep-rooted belief in the power of human connection and the transformative impact it can have on people's lives. Just as a co-pilot supports the pilot in navigating through rough weather, I aspire to be a trusted, unwavering guide.
I believe an effective Counselor is one who supports individuals on their journey towards healing, and serves as a co-pilot guiding them through the challenges of process to a healthier, more fulfilling life. As a compassionate and empathetic individual, I have always been drawn to helping others overcome their struggles and find their path to happiness. My desire to become a counselor stems from a deep-rooted belief in the power of human connection and the transformative impact it can have on people's lives. Just as a co-pilot supports the pilot in navigating through rough weather, I aspire to be a trusted, unwavering guide.
(210) 880-6480 View (210) 880-6480
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Rosa Ana Espinosa
Psychologist, PsyD, LP, LPC
Verified
Balcones Heights, TX 78201  (Online Only)
I specialize in brief therapy with a solution-focused approach using my client's strengths to arrive at solutions to their current problem. Oftentimes, these solutions can be practiced and implemented in a relatively short period of time. If necessary, I use additional tools such as cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnosis.
I specialize in brief therapy with a solution-focused approach using my client's strengths to arrive at solutions to their current problem. Oftentimes, these solutions can be practiced and implemented in a relatively short period of time. If necessary, I use additional tools such as cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnosis.
(210) 651-2996 View (210) 651-2996
Photo of Tristyn Ariyan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Balcones Heights, TX
Tristyn Ariyan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CTP
Verified
Balcones Heights, TX 78201
Can you imagine a life where you feel empowered to make positive changes and use your strengths to gain a sense of fulfillment? Asking for help takes courage and is the first step on your journey to healing. Together we can work through barriers that keep you feeling lost, stuck, or disconnected.
Can you imagine a life where you feel empowered to make positive changes and use your strengths to gain a sense of fulfillment? Asking for help takes courage and is the first step on your journey to healing. Together we can work through barriers that keep you feeling lost, stuck, or disconnected.
(210) 702-3240 View (210) 702-3240
Photo of Noemi Nandin, Counselor in Balcones Heights, TX
Noemi Nandin
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Balcones Heights, TX 78201
Hello, and welcome to a safe space for healing and growth. I'm Noemi, and I specialize in guiding individuals through life's most challenging and sensitive experiences. As a compassionate therapist, my primary focus areas include trauma, anxiety, depression, and navigating life transitions. In our therapeutic journey together, we'll navigate the complexities of issues such as divorce, abusive relationships, employment termination, and the impact of childhood memories of traumatic events. I understand the significance of these challenges and approach each session with empathy, care, and a commitment to your well-being.
Hello, and welcome to a safe space for healing and growth. I'm Noemi, and I specialize in guiding individuals through life's most challenging and sensitive experiences. As a compassionate therapist, my primary focus areas include trauma, anxiety, depression, and navigating life transitions. In our therapeutic journey together, we'll navigate the complexities of issues such as divorce, abusive relationships, employment termination, and the impact of childhood memories of traumatic events. I understand the significance of these challenges and approach each session with empathy, care, and a commitment to your well-being.
(210) 794-0418 View (210) 794-0418

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Photo of Dr. Kay Schanzer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Balcones Heights, TX
Dr. Kay Schanzer
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CCP
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78212
If we are to live into our potential and experience lives that are meaningful to us, it is helpful to gain insight into where we feel blocked and what needs to happen to move us closer to our authentic self. As a psychotherapist and certified psychoanalyst, I can often help you on this journey. There are many reasons why we seek individual or couple therapy. Understanding ourselves better seems to be reason enough. But for some this decision comes when we are at a particularly difficult moment in life--a death, divorce, relationship concerns, retirement or any situation which may constellate strong feelings.
If we are to live into our potential and experience lives that are meaningful to us, it is helpful to gain insight into where we feel blocked and what needs to happen to move us closer to our authentic self. As a psychotherapist and certified psychoanalyst, I can often help you on this journey. There are many reasons why we seek individual or couple therapy. Understanding ourselves better seems to be reason enough. But for some this decision comes when we are at a particularly difficult moment in life--a death, divorce, relationship concerns, retirement or any situation which may constellate strong feelings.
(210) 255-2006 View (210) 255-2006
Photo of Da'Vet Nicole Williams, Marriage & Family Therapist in Balcones Heights, TX
Da'Vet Nicole Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78201
Relationships are an essential component of life, yet the fact remains that they can get complicated. Whether it is a relationship with yourself, your partner, work, or family, therapy can be the catalyst to moving from complication to cultivation. Certainly time will pass, as it does, allow it to find you in better relationship with yourself and those in your life. Whether you are managing a life transition/adjustment, relationship trauma, marriage plateau, or family and life distress, you are welcome here.
Relationships are an essential component of life, yet the fact remains that they can get complicated. Whether it is a relationship with yourself, your partner, work, or family, therapy can be the catalyst to moving from complication to cultivation. Certainly time will pass, as it does, allow it to find you in better relationship with yourself and those in your life. Whether you are managing a life transition/adjustment, relationship trauma, marriage plateau, or family and life distress, you are welcome here.
(747) 281-4460 View (747) 281-4460
Photo of Brittany Coleman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Balcones Heights, TX
Brittany Coleman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78213
I am a very energetic and enthusiastic counselor who is passionate about helping CHILDERN/ADOLESCENTS with a variety of issues. I believe that it is important to build a trusting relationship with children and families in order to provide a safe place for them to open up about their struggles and begin making changes in order to heal. I also feel it is essential to encourage and empower my clients by recognizing and utilizing individual strengths. It is my goal to help clients feel comfortable with counseling as well as to facilitate quick changes.
I am a very energetic and enthusiastic counselor who is passionate about helping CHILDERN/ADOLESCENTS with a variety of issues. I believe that it is important to build a trusting relationship with children and families in order to provide a safe place for them to open up about their struggles and begin making changes in order to heal. I also feel it is essential to encourage and empower my clients by recognizing and utilizing individual strengths. It is my goal to help clients feel comfortable with counseling as well as to facilitate quick changes.
(210) 899-5179 View (210) 899-5179
Photo of Chandra Brandt, Licensed Professional Counselor in Balcones Heights, TX
Chandra Brandt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, C-FRC
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78228
Do you often feel disconnected, hopeless or without purpose? Life can be overwhelming sometimes, but I’m here to help. Whether that be feeling like your mood is always changing, substance use, the loss of a loved one, or self-esteem issues. I believe that we can work together to understand the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are causing you to feel stuck, and find tools to help you keep moving forward. I am committed to creating a safe and nurturing space to help you set your goals in therapy, find a path of change that feels authentic to who you are, and what will help you live a more meaningful and fulfilling life!
Do you often feel disconnected, hopeless or without purpose? Life can be overwhelming sometimes, but I’m here to help. Whether that be feeling like your mood is always changing, substance use, the loss of a loved one, or self-esteem issues. I believe that we can work together to understand the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are causing you to feel stuck, and find tools to help you keep moving forward. I am committed to creating a safe and nurturing space to help you set your goals in therapy, find a path of change that feels authentic to who you are, and what will help you live a more meaningful and fulfilling life!
(210) 904-8346 View (210) 904-8346
Photo of Joslyn Drzymalla, Licensed Professional Counselor in Balcones Heights, TX
Joslyn Drzymalla
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78201
Welcome to my practice! For over ten years I have worked as a licensed counselor, with experience in addictions, family violence, at-risk adolescents, and working with the HIV/AIDS population. I have specific training in Cognitive-Behavioral, Rational Emotive Behavioral, and Solution-Focused Brief therapies. These therapies have been shown through research to be effective in treating depression, anxiety, addictions, and other mental health diagnoses. I also like to incorporate relaxation, mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) techniques, and art therapy techniques in my work with clients.
Welcome to my practice! For over ten years I have worked as a licensed counselor, with experience in addictions, family violence, at-risk adolescents, and working with the HIV/AIDS population. I have specific training in Cognitive-Behavioral, Rational Emotive Behavioral, and Solution-Focused Brief therapies. These therapies have been shown through research to be effective in treating depression, anxiety, addictions, and other mental health diagnoses. I also like to incorporate relaxation, mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) techniques, and art therapy techniques in my work with clients.
(210) 625-8178 View (210) 625-8178
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Erika Esquivel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78201  (Online Only)
Counseling is a space where you don’t have to pretend everything is okay or hide what you’re going through. You do that enough in other areas of your life. You do not have to repeat those patterns here. In counseling, all parts of you are welcome and all the things you have gone through can be talked about. My goal is to work together to reclaim your life through talk and connection by affirming your needs, identity and beliefs while urging you to make informed decisions about therapy.
Counseling is a space where you don’t have to pretend everything is okay or hide what you’re going through. You do that enough in other areas of your life. You do not have to repeat those patterns here. In counseling, all parts of you are welcome and all the things you have gone through can be talked about. My goal is to work together to reclaim your life through talk and connection by affirming your needs, identity and beliefs while urging you to make informed decisions about therapy.
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Marleen Garza
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MEd, BCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78228  (Online Only)
Hi, long ago I set the intention to contribute to others’ healing. I believe that learning to integrate different aspects of a person (mind, body, spirit, relationships, emotions and thoughts) paves the way to improved wellbeing. A major area in my service to others involves an inevitable part of the human experience: grief, and loss, including pet loss. As a LPC-Associate in Texas, I am supervised by Michelle L Jacinto, MA, LPC-S. I'm also a Board Certified Coach, Grief Recovery Specialist, and Emotion Code Practitioner. I'm committed to collaborate with you as a guide by your side while you reach your wellness goals.
Hi, long ago I set the intention to contribute to others’ healing. I believe that learning to integrate different aspects of a person (mind, body, spirit, relationships, emotions and thoughts) paves the way to improved wellbeing. A major area in my service to others involves an inevitable part of the human experience: grief, and loss, including pet loss. As a LPC-Associate in Texas, I am supervised by Michelle L Jacinto, MA, LPC-S. I'm also a Board Certified Coach, Grief Recovery Specialist, and Emotion Code Practitioner. I'm committed to collaborate with you as a guide by your side while you reach your wellness goals.
(210) 864-1029 View (210) 864-1029
Photo of Sarah Watson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Balcones Heights, TX
Sarah Watson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78212
Throughout my training/experience, I have worked with a variety of populations and mental health concerns, such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, parenting, self esteem, relationship issues, alzheimers and concerns related to aging. My therapeutic approach values using a strong therapeutic relationship and rapport, using collaborative approach that is influenced most by Interpersonal, attachment, person-centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I believe that it is essential to create a safe, warm, and non-judgmental environment to facilitate growth, while leading the client on their journey to change.
Throughout my training/experience, I have worked with a variety of populations and mental health concerns, such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, parenting, self esteem, relationship issues, alzheimers and concerns related to aging. My therapeutic approach values using a strong therapeutic relationship and rapport, using collaborative approach that is influenced most by Interpersonal, attachment, person-centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I believe that it is essential to create a safe, warm, and non-judgmental environment to facilitate growth, while leading the client on their journey to change.
(210) 879-7156 View (210) 879-7156
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Mary Chavez-Harrington
Licensed Professional Counselor, MD, LPC
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78229  (Online Only)
I conduct on-line-video counseling sessions through a HIPPA compliant platform, which is a secure portal that allows me to see my patients via remote video conferencing. This service is ideal for those that are seeking: Increased comfort with the ability to attend appointments from home; increased anonymity; greater flexibility in appointment times and locations; inclement weather solution; eliminate round-trip travel time. Most people agree that one of the most valuable assets they own is their time.
I conduct on-line-video counseling sessions through a HIPPA compliant platform, which is a secure portal that allows me to see my patients via remote video conferencing. This service is ideal for those that are seeking: Increased comfort with the ability to attend appointments from home; increased anonymity; greater flexibility in appointment times and locations; inclement weather solution; eliminate round-trip travel time. Most people agree that one of the most valuable assets they own is their time.
(210) 672-1192 View (210) 672-1192
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The Purple Couch Counseling and Consulting PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78212
Are you someone who takes care of everybody else? Do you often find yourself drained and depleted when you take care of others? Are you a person who says yes to everything even when deep down inside you should have said no, but you feel guilty because a part of your identity is to serve others. The number one question is, who is taking care of you? At this point you may feel persistent, sadness, stress or anxiousness. Speaking with friends and family is not helping because they just do not understand. You are now dealing with a pile of shame, guilt, and doubt.
Are you someone who takes care of everybody else? Do you often find yourself drained and depleted when you take care of others? Are you a person who says yes to everything even when deep down inside you should have said no, but you feel guilty because a part of your identity is to serve others. The number one question is, who is taking care of you? At this point you may feel persistent, sadness, stress or anxiousness. Speaking with friends and family is not helping because they just do not understand. You are now dealing with a pile of shame, guilt, and doubt.
(210) 899-0728 View (210) 899-0728
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Holding Space Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78212  (Online Only)
If you are struggling with chronic anxiety or depression, have experienced a traumatic event, are struggling in your marriage/relationship, or are curious what therapy is all about, I would love to help! I genuinely believe people are capable of change, but have to be willing and ready.
If you are struggling with chronic anxiety or depression, have experienced a traumatic event, are struggling in your marriage/relationship, or are curious what therapy is all about, I would love to help! I genuinely believe people are capable of change, but have to be willing and ready.
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Kayla Krambeck
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, LMFT-A
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78201  (Online Only)
Life is full of challenges and these challenges often leave us feeling anxious, depressed, and unsure of how to move forward. My goal is to work collaboratively with you in a judgement-free, compassion-filled space to explore the natural gifts and innate strengths you possess to help you rise up and move forward through past, present, and future challenges. I believe that all individuals-children, teens, and adults, have an infinite capacity to grow and heal in ways that bring fulfillment and joy to their lives. I work from a solution-focused and strengths based foundation to help each individual achieve their goals.
Life is full of challenges and these challenges often leave us feeling anxious, depressed, and unsure of how to move forward. My goal is to work collaboratively with you in a judgement-free, compassion-filled space to explore the natural gifts and innate strengths you possess to help you rise up and move forward through past, present, and future challenges. I believe that all individuals-children, teens, and adults, have an infinite capacity to grow and heal in ways that bring fulfillment and joy to their lives. I work from a solution-focused and strengths based foundation to help each individual achieve their goals.
(830) 396-5155 View (830) 396-5155
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Kallie Weaver
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78201
Accepting new clients! Our emotional health can be like a gas line. Properly maintained it provides our life with warmth. But when things go wrong, it can explode or leak into the ground causing a dead spot in the grass. Are you leaving behind charred remnants of dreams and relationships? Or feeling deadness seeping into your bone? Are you ready to feel alive again, young again, hopeful again? I want to help. I offer trauma informed, compassion and consent based therapy.
Accepting new clients! Our emotional health can be like a gas line. Properly maintained it provides our life with warmth. But when things go wrong, it can explode or leak into the ground causing a dead spot in the grass. Are you leaving behind charred remnants of dreams and relationships? Or feeling deadness seeping into your bone? Are you ready to feel alive again, young again, hopeful again? I want to help. I offer trauma informed, compassion and consent based therapy.
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Number of Therapists in Balcones Heights, TX

< 10

Therapists in Balcones Heights, TX who prioritize treating:

86% Anxiety
86% Grief
86% Coping Skills
86% Self Esteem
86% Stress
71% Depression
71% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Therapists in Balcones Heights, TX see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Balcones Heights?

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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.