Therapists in Columbus, TX

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Teresa Terry
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, LLC
Verified Verified
Columbus, TX 78934
Often, life changes leave us feeling not good enough, anxious and even unworthy of life's best. We can together navigate life's struggles with collaboration, compassion and skill building so that you can live the life that you deserve. With many years of experience in the school setting, I feel confident that I can help even young clients work toward positive change.
Often, life changes leave us feeling not good enough, anxious and even unworthy of life's best. We can together navigate life's struggles with collaboration, compassion and skill building so that you can live the life that you deserve. With many years of experience in the school setting, I feel confident that I can help even young clients work toward positive change.
(979) 325-4793 View (979) 325-4793
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Ponderado M Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbus, TX 78934
**Currently Accepting New Clients** Throughout life's journey, all of us face difficult challenges as well as times of reflection and growth. I have a passion for helping others through difficult times and love working with clients helping to facilitate insight and healing in their personal journey. In 2017, I opened Ponderado M Counseling Services, LLC on a ranch in La Grange, Texas. The counseling office is nestled around animals and the outdoors as they are used to create a unique therapeutic environment and opportunity for the client outside the traditional office setting.
**Currently Accepting New Clients** Throughout life's journey, all of us face difficult challenges as well as times of reflection and growth. I have a passion for helping others through difficult times and love working with clients helping to facilitate insight and healing in their personal journey. In 2017, I opened Ponderado M Counseling Services, LLC on a ranch in La Grange, Texas. The counseling office is nestled around animals and the outdoors as they are used to create a unique therapeutic environment and opportunity for the client outside the traditional office setting.
(281) 729-6681 View (281) 729-6681
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Urban Wellness Counseling & Consulting Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, CLC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbus, TX 78934  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome to Urban Wellness Clinical Counseling, where we believe in embracing the reality that life can be tough and messy. I'm Brittney, a licensed professional counselor supervisor, and I am here to guide you on your journey towards healing and growth. At Urban Wellness, we understand that life can sometimes feel overwhelming and challenging. Our team consists of a diverse group of dedicated professionals who share a common goal: your wellness. We are committed to providing a safe and inclusive space where you can show up as your authentic self, free from judgment or expectations.
Welcome to Urban Wellness Clinical Counseling, where we believe in embracing the reality that life can be tough and messy. I'm Brittney, a licensed professional counselor supervisor, and I am here to guide you on your journey towards healing and growth. At Urban Wellness, we understand that life can sometimes feel overwhelming and challenging. Our team consists of a diverse group of dedicated professionals who share a common goal: your wellness. We are committed to providing a safe and inclusive space where you can show up as your authentic self, free from judgment or expectations.
(713) 489-6122 View (713) 489-6122
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Paige Winston
Pre-Licensed Professional, QMHP, MFT-Int
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, TX 78934
(346) 206-0633 View (346) 206-0633

Online Therapists

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Barbara Nadalini Priesnitz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78731
Self-acceptance and self-love are fundamentally difficult, and universally important. I believe your sub-conscious self and your higher self hold the keys to your truth and your growth. My job is to help you develop a better, more trusting and more loving relationship with those parts of you. Relationships with loved ones, coworkers or others can also be challenged by these issues of self-acceptance and self-love, in yourself or the person you're relating to. Whether you are working on yourself or your relationships, therapy can help.
Self-acceptance and self-love are fundamentally difficult, and universally important. I believe your sub-conscious self and your higher self hold the keys to your truth and your growth. My job is to help you develop a better, more trusting and more loving relationship with those parts of you. Relationships with loved ones, coworkers or others can also be challenged by these issues of self-acceptance and self-love, in yourself or the person you're relating to. Whether you are working on yourself or your relationships, therapy can help.
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Dominguez Psychotherapy and Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
College Station, TX 77845
My name is Shanna Dominguez and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. You may be experiencing worry, fear, anxiety, depression or a variety of other emotions. Good news, those emotions can be managed, I believe there are two experts in the room: You are the expert of your life and I am the clinical expert. I have had the privilege of working with adults, couples, and adolescents. I use a variety of techniques and theories to guide my work with you depending on what fits your needs. I specialize in CBT and DBT methods. As humans, we not only want to feel understood but we want to understand ourselves. Why do we do the things we do?
My name is Shanna Dominguez and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. You may be experiencing worry, fear, anxiety, depression or a variety of other emotions. Good news, those emotions can be managed, I believe there are two experts in the room: You are the expert of your life and I am the clinical expert. I have had the privilege of working with adults, couples, and adolescents. I use a variety of techniques and theories to guide my work with you depending on what fits your needs. I specialize in CBT and DBT methods. As humans, we not only want to feel understood but we want to understand ourselves. Why do we do the things we do?
(979) 366-3103 View (979) 366-3103
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Patricia Solorzano Broussard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Spring, TX 77380
Waitlist for new clients
I've had the privilege of working in a variety of settings, with individuals, couples, and families experiencing different challenges. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you, and to walk together to heal, to unlock your potential, and to achieve your goals. Being from a different country has become a strength in my practice to naturally be culturally sensitive in my sessions and to have more meaningful interactions with my clients of different backgrounds.
I've had the privilege of working in a variety of settings, with individuals, couples, and families experiencing different challenges. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you, and to walk together to heal, to unlock your potential, and to achieve your goals. Being from a different country has become a strength in my practice to naturally be culturally sensitive in my sessions and to have more meaningful interactions with my clients of different backgrounds.
(936) 287-3518 View (936) 287-3518
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Allison Tardif Art Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAAT , LPC, ATR-BC, CLAT
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77005  (Online Only)
www.allisontardif.com Licensed in TX, CT, VA. As a Licensed Professional Counselor & Board Certified Art Therapist, I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to facilitate self-awareness, growth, and change. Engaging in therapy requires courage. My approach is strength based, client centered, mind body focused, and holistically grounded. As an art therapist, clients have the option to engage in art therapy (but not required). No art experience is required. The creative process and artwork are explored to uncover insight into thoughts & feelings.
www.allisontardif.com Licensed in TX, CT, VA. As a Licensed Professional Counselor & Board Certified Art Therapist, I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to facilitate self-awareness, growth, and change. Engaging in therapy requires courage. My approach is strength based, client centered, mind body focused, and holistically grounded. As an art therapist, clients have the option to engage in art therapy (but not required). No art experience is required. The creative process and artwork are explored to uncover insight into thoughts & feelings.
(469) 415-1326 View (469) 415-1326
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Victoria Washington
Counselor, MS, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78712  (Online Only)
My mission as an IFS-trained therapist is to help you understand and heal the different parts of yourself that may be in conflict or pain. Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, I am here to support you. IFS stands for Internal Family Systems. It is a model that views each person as having a system of sub-personalities that have their own thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and motivations. Some of your parts may be wounded by past experiences and carry negative emotions such as anger, fear, shame, or guilt. Other parts may try to protect you from those emotions by avoiding, pleasing, or numbing.
My mission as an IFS-trained therapist is to help you understand and heal the different parts of yourself that may be in conflict or pain. Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, I am here to support you. IFS stands for Internal Family Systems. It is a model that views each person as having a system of sub-personalities that have their own thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and motivations. Some of your parts may be wounded by past experiences and carry negative emotions such as anger, fear, shame, or guilt. Other parts may try to protect you from those emotions by avoiding, pleasing, or numbing.
(240) 233-2927 View (240) 233-2927
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Kelly Nowotny
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Round Rock, TX 78664
Kelly Nowotny is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas who has been practicing since 2010. Her undergraduate degree is in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and her Master's is in Professional Counseling: Marriage & Family Therapy from Texas State University in San Marcos. Kelly offers extensive therapeutic knowledge from 13 years of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Kelly Nowotny is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas who has been practicing since 2010. Her undergraduate degree is in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and her Master's is in Professional Counseling: Marriage & Family Therapy from Texas State University in San Marcos. Kelly offers extensive therapeutic knowledge from 13 years of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor.
(737) 510-4174 View (737) 510-4174
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Ginny Ives
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78704  (Online Only)
I would describe my therapeutic approach as empathetic, compassionate, non-judgmental, and collaborative. It is important that you feel seen, heard, understood, and empowered. I believe that fostering a safe and secure therapeutic relationship is crucial in the therapeutic process. I also believe in meeting you where you are at in life and empowering you to discover insights and skills that work best for you. I draw from many therapeutic approaches depending on what fits your needs and your struggles at the time. I firmly believe that you have the innate wisdom and ability to help you arrive at healing.
I would describe my therapeutic approach as empathetic, compassionate, non-judgmental, and collaborative. It is important that you feel seen, heard, understood, and empowered. I believe that fostering a safe and secure therapeutic relationship is crucial in the therapeutic process. I also believe in meeting you where you are at in life and empowering you to discover insights and skills that work best for you. I draw from many therapeutic approaches depending on what fits your needs and your struggles at the time. I firmly believe that you have the innate wisdom and ability to help you arrive at healing.
(737) 367-1486 View (737) 367-1486
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Deena Graham
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, JD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78703  (Online Only)
"Why is this so hard? We love each other, but we can't stop fighting." I understand the hopelessness of living in a cycle of conflict. I became a couples therapist because I believe deeply in the importance of having a supportive and loving relationship--with yourself and with your partner. I will help you learn how to stop when anger, fear and hurt cause you to react in defensive and aggressive ways toward your partner. By slowing down and taking care of yourself first, you will gradually learn how to connect from a more vulnerable and honest place, creating a more satisfying and peaceful relationship together.
"Why is this so hard? We love each other, but we can't stop fighting." I understand the hopelessness of living in a cycle of conflict. I became a couples therapist because I believe deeply in the importance of having a supportive and loving relationship--with yourself and with your partner. I will help you learn how to stop when anger, fear and hurt cause you to react in defensive and aggressive ways toward your partner. By slowing down and taking care of yourself first, you will gradually learn how to connect from a more vulnerable and honest place, creating a more satisfying and peaceful relationship together.
(512) 942-2172 View (512) 942-2172
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Jada Long
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77098  (Online Only)
Do you feel like depression is impacting every aspect of your life? It can weigh heavily on your mind, body, spirit, and relationships, making it difficult to find joy and motivation in your life. Have you ever had traumatic experiences and it feels like everlasting scars that affect your daily life and overall well-being? Maybe you find yourself struggling with unhealthy patterns, self-destructive behaviors, or difficulties managing your emotions. Please know that you are not alone. You are not defined by your challenges, instead, they can be transformative opportunities for self-discovery and lasting change.
Do you feel like depression is impacting every aspect of your life? It can weigh heavily on your mind, body, spirit, and relationships, making it difficult to find joy and motivation in your life. Have you ever had traumatic experiences and it feels like everlasting scars that affect your daily life and overall well-being? Maybe you find yourself struggling with unhealthy patterns, self-destructive behaviors, or difficulties managing your emotions. Please know that you are not alone. You are not defined by your challenges, instead, they can be transformative opportunities for self-discovery and lasting change.
(281) 957-1467 View (281) 957-1467
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Jackie Trevino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78703
Have you experienced a loss that has left you grieving more than just the loss itself? You might be grieving a person you thought you knew or a future you always imagined. Grief might feel numb—staying as busy as possible to avoid confronting the pain. Or it might feel crushing—like you can’t do anything without being reminded of what you’ve lost. Maybe you’re a young adult who’s trying to figure out who you actually want to be in life. You’re noticing patterns in your relationships that leave you feeling like something is wrong with you. You’re wondering what’s missing, and you want to get to the bottom of it.
Have you experienced a loss that has left you grieving more than just the loss itself? You might be grieving a person you thought you knew or a future you always imagined. Grief might feel numb—staying as busy as possible to avoid confronting the pain. Or it might feel crushing—like you can’t do anything without being reminded of what you’ve lost. Maybe you’re a young adult who’s trying to figure out who you actually want to be in life. You’re noticing patterns in your relationships that leave you feeling like something is wrong with you. You’re wondering what’s missing, and you want to get to the bottom of it.
(512) 877-3061 View (512) 877-3061
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Patricia Trish Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, PhD
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77005  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
There are times in our lives that additional support is needed in order to traverse the ups and downs of life's transitions. I specialize in supporting you as you navigate through these life circumstances. In addition, I have an extensive background in serving clients with complex developmental trauma when a more concentrated approach is needed to succeed. If your goal is to make the most of your life and put self-defeating behaviors and thinking behind you, my approach is positive and forward-looking.
There are times in our lives that additional support is needed in order to traverse the ups and downs of life's transitions. I specialize in supporting you as you navigate through these life circumstances. In addition, I have an extensive background in serving clients with complex developmental trauma when a more concentrated approach is needed to succeed. If your goal is to make the most of your life and put self-defeating behaviors and thinking behind you, my approach is positive and forward-looking.
(281) 603-9926 View (281) 603-9926
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Ashley Porter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
Round Rock, TX 78665  (Online Only)
Let's be real, making the decision to start therapy (or try again with someone new) can be incredibly scary and vulnerable. Many times we talk ourselves out of taking the leap because it almost feels more comfortable to stay where we are than to make changes or talk about our hardships. Staying where we are can bring relief (in the short-term), but we know that in the long-term it just creates more hardship and discomfort. I'd love to help you navigate this process and take the fear out of starting the journey.
Let's be real, making the decision to start therapy (or try again with someone new) can be incredibly scary and vulnerable. Many times we talk ourselves out of taking the leap because it almost feels more comfortable to stay where we are than to make changes or talk about our hardships. Staying where we are can bring relief (in the short-term), but we know that in the long-term it just creates more hardship and discomfort. I'd love to help you navigate this process and take the fear out of starting the journey.
(737) 530-4929 View (737) 530-4929
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Lisa McGee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78705
Do you feel like you are struggling to cope with emotional and psychological stress from trauma? Trauma is often believed to include only those events where our lives are directly threatened, but this is not true. Trauma is any event that leads to significant impact on a person's mental health and wellbeing. Examples of trauma may include abuse, neglect, divorce, loss of a loved one or pet, bullying, assault, car accident, victims of robbery, traumatic birth, witnessing violent acts, and so much more. These psychological scars may keep us from moving forward in life and impact our long term wellbeing.
Do you feel like you are struggling to cope with emotional and psychological stress from trauma? Trauma is often believed to include only those events where our lives are directly threatened, but this is not true. Trauma is any event that leads to significant impact on a person's mental health and wellbeing. Examples of trauma may include abuse, neglect, divorce, loss of a loved one or pet, bullying, assault, car accident, victims of robbery, traumatic birth, witnessing violent acts, and so much more. These psychological scars may keep us from moving forward in life and impact our long term wellbeing.
(432) 255-5082 View (432) 255-5082
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Derrick Lewis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kyle, TX 78640  (Online Only)
My name is Derrick Lewis and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I received a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Texas - El Paso and a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lamar University. Since 2015, I've worked with children, adolescents, adults and their families. I specialize in treating multiple areas including depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, anger management, family issues, and relationships. With a warm and empathetic approach, I create a therapeutic environment where clients of all ages feel understood, supported, and empowered to achieve their goals
My name is Derrick Lewis and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I received a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Texas - El Paso and a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lamar University. Since 2015, I've worked with children, adolescents, adults and their families. I specialize in treating multiple areas including depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, anger management, family issues, and relationships. With a warm and empathetic approach, I create a therapeutic environment where clients of all ages feel understood, supported, and empowered to achieve their goals
(512) 640-2319 View (512) 640-2319
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Marriage Works PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Georgetown, TX 78628
Are you facing a decision to improve your marriage or file for a divorce? Are you having trouble sleeping, making decisions, hurting, lacking trust, resentful, frustrated, angry, worried, crying, anxious or depressed? You know how hard it is to live with your relationship pain and yes, there is so much to consider. How can you forgive the hurts you have experienced or caused and heal and create a better life?
Are you facing a decision to improve your marriage or file for a divorce? Are you having trouble sleeping, making decisions, hurting, lacking trust, resentful, frustrated, angry, worried, crying, anxious or depressed? You know how hard it is to live with your relationship pain and yes, there is so much to consider. How can you forgive the hurts you have experienced or caused and heal and create a better life?
(512) 309-7527 View (512) 309-7527
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Vision Seekers of America PLLC
LPC Associate, MS, LPC-A, LMHC-A
Verified Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77384  (Online Only)
Going through rough transitions in life such as dealing with a disability, loss of someone, family conflict, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, or identity issues can take a toll on your mind, body, and spirit. It is extremely challenging to have to deal with all these emotions with nobody to vent to and explore positive ways to deal with these issues. My ideal client is someone who understands and desires a better outlook on life and a better perspective of themselves. Even though you may be going through adjustment to new challenges that create stress, anxiety, or depression, there is always hope.
Going through rough transitions in life such as dealing with a disability, loss of someone, family conflict, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, or identity issues can take a toll on your mind, body, and spirit. It is extremely challenging to have to deal with all these emotions with nobody to vent to and explore positive ways to deal with these issues. My ideal client is someone who understands and desires a better outlook on life and a better perspective of themselves. Even though you may be going through adjustment to new challenges that create stress, anxiety, or depression, there is always hope.
(206) 809-7611 View (206) 809-7611

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Columbus, TX

< 10

Therapists in Columbus, TX who prioritize treating:

50% Relationship Issues
50% Depression
50% Child
50% Grief
50% Anger Management
50% Career Counseling
50% School Issues

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Therapists in Columbus, TX see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Columbus?

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.