Therapists in Bay City, TX

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Tara Hayes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT, CIMHP
Verified Verified
Bay City, TX 77414
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, past traumas, work/life interpersonal or relationship stressors? With over 7 years of experience, I am skilled at helping clients to quickly identify their strengths to determine the direction and depth of therapy. I integrate talk therapy and mindfulness practices to guide clients toward feeling better and finding the answers they seek within themselves. Clients I work with quickly decide their level of commitment, and begin exploring how core beliefs, thoughts and past experiences impact them in the here and now, therefore improving insight and power to change.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, past traumas, work/life interpersonal or relationship stressors? With over 7 years of experience, I am skilled at helping clients to quickly identify their strengths to determine the direction and depth of therapy. I integrate talk therapy and mindfulness practices to guide clients toward feeling better and finding the answers they seek within themselves. Clients I work with quickly decide their level of commitment, and begin exploring how core beliefs, thoughts and past experiences impact them in the here and now, therefore improving insight and power to change.
(979) 364-5306 View (979) 364-5306
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Valeria Dubourdieu
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Bay City, TX 77414  (Online Only)
Yes, therapy can change your life! I understand that it can be a scary step, but it can be one of the bravest things you do for yourself. You no longer have to try to do it all on your own. Through a safe and compassionate approach, I will help you create a roadmap for your healing, inner peace, and self-confidence. And when THERAPY is combined with your FAITH, it can become one of the most powerful practices to create transformations from the inside out. “Do not let your hearts be troubled; do not be afraid." John 14:27
Yes, therapy can change your life! I understand that it can be a scary step, but it can be one of the bravest things you do for yourself. You no longer have to try to do it all on your own. Through a safe and compassionate approach, I will help you create a roadmap for your healing, inner peace, and self-confidence. And when THERAPY is combined with your FAITH, it can become one of the most powerful practices to create transformations from the inside out. “Do not let your hearts be troubled; do not be afraid." John 14:27
(979) 406-6653 View (979) 406-6653
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Elisabeth Zaragoza Grief Specialist
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Bay City, TX 77414  (Online Only)
Grief is overwhelming. It's sad and lonely when you miss your loved one. I can help you through the sadness and find a way to be able to live in this new season. You may be experiencing so many emotions. You may also notice that family/friends that you thought would support you are no longer around. I am a wife and mother of two. I have also experienced grief - from grandparents, great grandparents, aunts/uncles and my biggest loss - my mother With each loss, I have seen how it impacts the family structure and dynamics. Each experience and role I am in, shapes who I am and my journey as a wife, mother, friend and therapist.
Grief is overwhelming. It's sad and lonely when you miss your loved one. I can help you through the sadness and find a way to be able to live in this new season. You may be experiencing so many emotions. You may also notice that family/friends that you thought would support you are no longer around. I am a wife and mother of two. I have also experienced grief - from grandparents, great grandparents, aunts/uncles and my biggest loss - my mother With each loss, I have seen how it impacts the family structure and dynamics. Each experience and role I am in, shapes who I am and my journey as a wife, mother, friend and therapist.
(210) 794-8736 View (210) 794-8736
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Laura Reeves
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LCDC-I, LPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bay City, TX 77404
Life is full of turbulence and sometimes stress, and haven't we all experienced some kind of hardship at least once? I know I have. Things in life happen and cause us to feel unsure, conflicted, or anyone of the many feelings one may face. It could be loss of a job, feelings of unworthiness, change in friendships or relationships, or maybe made some bad choices? Sometimes feeling frustrated can lead to angry words when we don't know how to express what we feel. Managing emotions, anger, or quitting drugs can be difficult, but there is a way. Let's talk about it. I'm here for you.
Life is full of turbulence and sometimes stress, and haven't we all experienced some kind of hardship at least once? I know I have. Things in life happen and cause us to feel unsure, conflicted, or anyone of the many feelings one may face. It could be loss of a job, feelings of unworthiness, change in friendships or relationships, or maybe made some bad choices? Sometimes feeling frustrated can lead to angry words when we don't know how to express what we feel. Managing emotions, anger, or quitting drugs can be difficult, but there is a way. Let's talk about it. I'm here for you.
(979) 432-7656 View (979) 432-7656
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Portia Gordon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, RPT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bay City, TX 77414  (Online Only)
Currently only providing virtual sessions. I believe the most important part of counseling is the relationship between the counselor and client. I spend time getting to know each of my clients, so that I can tailor a healing plan, specifically for them, and make sure my clients are get the most impact from our sessions together. I specialize in working with trauma, gender and sexuality, BIPOC communities, those in non-traditional relationships, those dealing with depression and anxiety and adolescents. Through play, education and communication, anyone can work through their past and present to make for a brighter future.
Currently only providing virtual sessions. I believe the most important part of counseling is the relationship between the counselor and client. I spend time getting to know each of my clients, so that I can tailor a healing plan, specifically for them, and make sure my clients are get the most impact from our sessions together. I specialize in working with trauma, gender and sexuality, BIPOC communities, those in non-traditional relationships, those dealing with depression and anxiety and adolescents. Through play, education and communication, anyone can work through their past and present to make for a brighter future.
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Steffanie R Thompson
Licensed Professional Counselor, M ED, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
Bay City, TX 77414
Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes, even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s more challenging problems. Everyone has battles to fight and hurdles to overcome at some point. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, or any other issue, you should know that there is hope for a better tomorrow. You might be initially hesitant to seek out help and support for personal matters, but when you do, you will feel confident that you are taking a courageous first step towards getting to a better place and being a better you.
Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes, even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s more challenging problems. Everyone has battles to fight and hurdles to overcome at some point. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, or any other issue, you should know that there is hope for a better tomorrow. You might be initially hesitant to seek out help and support for personal matters, but when you do, you will feel confident that you are taking a courageous first step towards getting to a better place and being a better you.
(979) 271-5302 View (979) 271-5302

Online Therapists

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Xin Wang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-S, SEP
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77074
Life is beautiful, but not always perfect. It can become challenging and difficult sometime. Dealing with life stress can be overwhelming, may cause feeling of being stuck/lost, or even leads to anxiety, depression, and relationship problems in your personal, family, or professional life. Seeking counseling is courageous and empowering way of positive coping. I believe therapy is a collaborative process in helping individuals to develop positive thinking and coping skills. It supports you during the tough time and also promotes self growth. It helps you to live a happy, fulfilling, and meaningful life.
Life is beautiful, but not always perfect. It can become challenging and difficult sometime. Dealing with life stress can be overwhelming, may cause feeling of being stuck/lost, or even leads to anxiety, depression, and relationship problems in your personal, family, or professional life. Seeking counseling is courageous and empowering way of positive coping. I believe therapy is a collaborative process in helping individuals to develop positive thinking and coping skills. It supports you during the tough time and also promotes self growth. It helps you to live a happy, fulfilling, and meaningful life.
(832) 905-9614 View (832) 905-9614
Photo of Sarah Fry, Licensed Professional Counselor in Bay City, TX
Sarah Fry
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77070
To the humans who are looking for someone to talk to: I'm glad you're here. I'm glad you're scrolling, trying to find the right counselor for you. I'm glad you're taking these steps toward growth, or healing, or finding peace, or letting go, or taking back. You deserve to feel whole, safe, and content. And in both my personal and professional experience, counseling is a profound process that can help you find these things within yourself.
To the humans who are looking for someone to talk to: I'm glad you're here. I'm glad you're scrolling, trying to find the right counselor for you. I'm glad you're taking these steps toward growth, or healing, or finding peace, or letting go, or taking back. You deserve to feel whole, safe, and content. And in both my personal and professional experience, counseling is a profound process that can help you find these things within yourself.
(417) 884-1130 View (417) 884-1130
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Carla J Wynn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, DCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
The Woodlands, TX 77380
I hold an abiding belief that no matter how difficult a person's circumstances may be, it is possible to produce meaningful change. I walk with my client on a unique journey towards self-enhancement, wellness and goal attainment. My theoretical basis takes into consideration the developmental stage of not only the individual but the family as well. In this effort, we explore the emotional and psychological demands of individuation and adaptive coping development. Ultimately, my job is to work myself out of a job, so that you can feel self-assured to carry on without my intervention.
I hold an abiding belief that no matter how difficult a person's circumstances may be, it is possible to produce meaningful change. I walk with my client on a unique journey towards self-enhancement, wellness and goal attainment. My theoretical basis takes into consideration the developmental stage of not only the individual but the family as well. In this effort, we explore the emotional and psychological demands of individuation and adaptive coping development. Ultimately, my job is to work myself out of a job, so that you can feel self-assured to carry on without my intervention.
(832) 402-1826 View (832) 402-1826
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Ashley Hunt M. Ed. Lpc-S
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77479  (Online Only)
I am licensed in Texas with over 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
I am licensed in Texas with over 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
(832) 345-9034 View (832) 345-9034
Gadeer Subuh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77007
Gigi Subuh is a dedicated and empathic Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with a specialization in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Strength-based Therapy. With a particular focus on serving individuals, kids under and over 10, and young adults, Gigi addresses a wide range of issues including ADHD, setting boundaries, and challenges faced by children aged 7 to 17, as well as young adults (18-35).
Gigi Subuh is a dedicated and empathic Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with a specialization in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Strength-based Therapy. With a particular focus on serving individuals, kids under and over 10, and young adults, Gigi addresses a wide range of issues including ADHD, setting boundaries, and challenges faced by children aged 7 to 17, as well as young adults (18-35).
(346) 570-0838 View (346) 570-0838
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Paris Miles
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tomball, TX 77375
Everyone struggles with mental health to some degree. The "healthy" mindsets are simply the ones who know how to manage their struggles in more productive ways! The fact that you're here shows me that you're already self-aware enough to realize there's room for improvement and want to invest in your wellbeing. That is worth an applause and it takes courage to seek help. I am someone who believes that everyone has what is necessary for healing within themselves. Through a collaborative effort, we can help you achieve your goals!
Everyone struggles with mental health to some degree. The "healthy" mindsets are simply the ones who know how to manage their struggles in more productive ways! The fact that you're here shows me that you're already self-aware enough to realize there's room for improvement and want to invest in your wellbeing. That is worth an applause and it takes courage to seek help. I am someone who believes that everyone has what is necessary for healing within themselves. Through a collaborative effort, we can help you achieve your goals!
(832) 990-1266 x625 View (832) 990-1266 x625
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Lori Abramson
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77036
Relationship challenges, including struggles with children, partner betrayal, financial struggles, and other family system issues can profoundly impact various facets of an individual, couple and family system, casting a ripple effect on both emotional and mental well-being. When confronted with heightened emotions, the task of coping with daily life becomes increasingly daunting.
Relationship challenges, including struggles with children, partner betrayal, financial struggles, and other family system issues can profoundly impact various facets of an individual, couple and family system, casting a ripple effect on both emotional and mental well-being. When confronted with heightened emotions, the task of coping with daily life becomes increasingly daunting.
(346) 476-6253 View (346) 476-6253
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George Shu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Webster, TX 77598
As a trauma-informed mental health therapist, I specialize in helping individuals overcome fear, trauma, and anxiety. Whether you're struggling with overwhelming fears, trauma aftermath, or persistent anxiety, I'm here to guide you towards rediscovering your inner strength and resilience.
As a trauma-informed mental health therapist, I specialize in helping individuals overcome fear, trauma, and anxiety. Whether you're struggling with overwhelming fears, trauma aftermath, or persistent anxiety, I'm here to guide you towards rediscovering your inner strength and resilience.
(346) 788-1764 View (346) 788-1764
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Heather Parton
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77380  (Online Only)
My name is Dr. Heather Parton. I have been a licensed clinical psychologist for over 15 years. I have experience in helping people with a variety of issues, from depression and anxiety, to bipolar disorder and PTSD. Whether the difficulty stems from a specific life stressor or a long-standing chronic struggle I am here to help! I can help you gain insight into your situation and learn new tools to more effectively managing whatever life is throwing at you. I feel that therapy is meant to help overcome struggles. You should feel better, grow, and resolve issues in this process.
My name is Dr. Heather Parton. I have been a licensed clinical psychologist for over 15 years. I have experience in helping people with a variety of issues, from depression and anxiety, to bipolar disorder and PTSD. Whether the difficulty stems from a specific life stressor or a long-standing chronic struggle I am here to help! I can help you gain insight into your situation and learn new tools to more effectively managing whatever life is throwing at you. I feel that therapy is meant to help overcome struggles. You should feel better, grow, and resolve issues in this process.
(281) 623-1278 View (281) 623-1278
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Insight Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77002
Hello there! Welcome to Insight Counseling. You may call me Paul. Do you find it difficult to connect with or find a therapist that places you first? I place a huge emphasis on listening to you while using a person-centered approach. I empower you to be able to identify what it is that is troubling you in a complex world of thoughts and emotions. We'll use a holistic model to integrate mind, body, and spirit. I encourage you to discover the skills or strategies that help you to be the best you can be. I help people learn to identify the root of their issue(s). This not only addresses the symptoms but improves healing at the core.
Hello there! Welcome to Insight Counseling. You may call me Paul. Do you find it difficult to connect with or find a therapist that places you first? I place a huge emphasis on listening to you while using a person-centered approach. I empower you to be able to identify what it is that is troubling you in a complex world of thoughts and emotions. We'll use a holistic model to integrate mind, body, and spirit. I encourage you to discover the skills or strategies that help you to be the best you can be. I help people learn to identify the root of their issue(s). This not only addresses the symptoms but improves healing at the core.
(210) 934-8644 View (210) 934-8644
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Rose Signorello
Psychologist, PhD, LSSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77063
Do you want someone to listen when life is dealing you more than you can handle? Feeling overwhelmed? Alone? Depressed? Have you experienced a loss or life changing event? Life is not always what we expect. Even everyday routines and relationships can be challenging. When you don’t know where to turn, you don’t have to go it alone. It takes courage to reach out; first steps can be the hardest. With hope and encouragement, you can get through it. I help people cope effectively and make change. I have over 25 years of experience working with individuals encountering key life transitions, and also a keen understanding of
Do you want someone to listen when life is dealing you more than you can handle? Feeling overwhelmed? Alone? Depressed? Have you experienced a loss or life changing event? Life is not always what we expect. Even everyday routines and relationships can be challenging. When you don’t know where to turn, you don’t have to go it alone. It takes courage to reach out; first steps can be the hardest. With hope and encouragement, you can get through it. I help people cope effectively and make change. I have over 25 years of experience working with individuals encountering key life transitions, and also a keen understanding of
(281) 374-1472 View (281) 374-1472
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Almeyra Gutierrez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77096
I offer therapy to couples, families, adults, adolescents, and children. I enjoy working with diverse individuals and helping people grow and heal. I also offer parent/guardian consultation services to help children receive the appropriate services and accommodations in school. I specialize in working with children (4 years and up), adolescents, at-risk youth, groups, adults, couples and families with an array of psychosocial needs. ​My counseling approach to therapy is an Eclectic approach. I selectively apply techniques from a variety of approaches to best fit your individual and family needs.
I offer therapy to couples, families, adults, adolescents, and children. I enjoy working with diverse individuals and helping people grow and heal. I also offer parent/guardian consultation services to help children receive the appropriate services and accommodations in school. I specialize in working with children (4 years and up), adolescents, at-risk youth, groups, adults, couples and families with an array of psychosocial needs. ​My counseling approach to therapy is an Eclectic approach. I selectively apply techniques from a variety of approaches to best fit your individual and family needs.
(713) 205-3167 View (713) 205-3167
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Marcey Louise Heschel
Licensed Professional Counselor, BA, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77095
Therapy is a journey, and some clients enter my office with very little to no hope for themselves or for change. I assure my clients that I will hold the hope for them until they can hold it for themselves. I believe that therapy is most effective when we explore the source of our self-limiting beliefs. This involves looking into our family of origin, and how we came to think, feel and behave as we do. Through exploring the source, clients often come to see themselves in a new light which helps them develop a deeper sense of self-love and worth.
Therapy is a journey, and some clients enter my office with very little to no hope for themselves or for change. I assure my clients that I will hold the hope for them until they can hold it for themselves. I believe that therapy is most effective when we explore the source of our self-limiting beliefs. This involves looking into our family of origin, and how we came to think, feel and behave as we do. Through exploring the source, clients often come to see themselves in a new light which helps them develop a deeper sense of self-love and worth.
(346) 245-5332 View (346) 245-5332
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Mark Groblewski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, Imago
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77058
Having problems with communication in your relationship? Are there topics you can't discuss? Does it leave you feeling upset & withdrawn? These are natural feelings. Relationships can be hard- they take work. You may be thinking "We can't go on like this. I just don't know what to do." But there is hope-you can feel better. I am a Certified Imago Therapist for the past 20 years & do Imago Couples Workshops with my wife Amy. Helping couples, families, & individuals connect & communicate more effectively, especially around conflict is my passion. I have lived & worked through many of the same issues in my 37 years of marriage.
Having problems with communication in your relationship? Are there topics you can't discuss? Does it leave you feeling upset & withdrawn? These are natural feelings. Relationships can be hard- they take work. You may be thinking "We can't go on like this. I just don't know what to do." But there is hope-you can feel better. I am a Certified Imago Therapist for the past 20 years & do Imago Couples Workshops with my wife Amy. Helping couples, families, & individuals connect & communicate more effectively, especially around conflict is my passion. I have lived & worked through many of the same issues in my 37 years of marriage.
(832) 786-2851 View (832) 786-2851

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Number of Therapists in Bay City, TX

< 10

Therapists in Bay City, TX who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Grief
100% Coping Skills
83% Trauma and PTSD
83% Self Esteem
67% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Bay City, TX see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bay City?

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.