Therapists in Dallas, TX

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Photo of Lisa Brune, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Dallas, TX
Lisa Brune
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75240
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience, licensed both Texas and Louisiana. A graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, I work with adolescents, adults, and seniors. I see individuals, couples, and families in the Telehealth setting. A Certified Family & Divorce Mediator, my skills and experience allow me to be compassionate, ethical, and effective. I am also certified in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) which targets managing stress in Critical Incidents and abnormal situations, helping with the “healing process” so that the likelihood of long-term trauma is lessened.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience, licensed both Texas and Louisiana. A graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, I work with adolescents, adults, and seniors. I see individuals, couples, and families in the Telehealth setting. A Certified Family & Divorce Mediator, my skills and experience allow me to be compassionate, ethical, and effective. I am also certified in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) which targets managing stress in Critical Incidents and abnormal situations, helping with the “healing process” so that the likelihood of long-term trauma is lessened.
(214) 731-4047 View (214) 731-4047
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Counseling and Nature Therapy, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, CSC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75218  (Online Only)
I believe that all people have the ability to overcome their greatest fears to experience a deeply inspired version of their lives. Counseling will help you clarify goals, work toward overcoming insecurities, and give you a place to express yourself. In a non-judgmental relationship with a trained professional, true growth can occur. Whether you need help with relationships, processing trauma, mood disorders, life direction, or other problems of living, you can count on me to provide insightful, and caring counseling services.
I believe that all people have the ability to overcome their greatest fears to experience a deeply inspired version of their lives. Counseling will help you clarify goals, work toward overcoming insecurities, and give you a place to express yourself. In a non-judgmental relationship with a trained professional, true growth can occur. Whether you need help with relationships, processing trauma, mood disorders, life direction, or other problems of living, you can count on me to provide insightful, and caring counseling services.
(469) 224-5666 View (469) 224-5666
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Julie C Coleman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75228
Clients seek therapy after trying to handle life on their own. Deep pain, suffering and confusion can be a great portal to self-awareness. In the initial stages of therapy much of the work focuses on putting words to that pain, allowing yourself to feel the pain, validating the pain and discovering how this pain has impacted your life and those that love you.
Clients seek therapy after trying to handle life on their own. Deep pain, suffering and confusion can be a great portal to self-awareness. In the initial stages of therapy much of the work focuses on putting words to that pain, allowing yourself to feel the pain, validating the pain and discovering how this pain has impacted your life and those that love you.
(972) 449-7526 View (972) 449-7526
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Stacey Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75205  (Online Only)
Hi! I am Stacey and I offer a compassionate, non-judgmental, and safe space for you to process the unique circumstances of your life. I believe everyone has the innate ability to change their life for the better, and I am here to help you do just that. Together, we can navigate life's obstacles and transitions to help you move toward a healthy self-understanding, self-compassion, authenticity, healing, and growth. I will nurture, challenge, and guide you to deepen a connection with yourself, others, and build the skills necessary for you to grow and thrive.
Hi! I am Stacey and I offer a compassionate, non-judgmental, and safe space for you to process the unique circumstances of your life. I believe everyone has the innate ability to change their life for the better, and I am here to help you do just that. Together, we can navigate life's obstacles and transitions to help you move toward a healthy self-understanding, self-compassion, authenticity, healing, and growth. I will nurture, challenge, and guide you to deepen a connection with yourself, others, and build the skills necessary for you to grow and thrive.
(214) 380-3742 View (214) 380-3742
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Nestor Presas
Marriage & Family Therapist, ABD, LMFTS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75231
A relationships expert focused on assisting individuals, couples and families to reconnect and experience relations that are sustainable, vibrant and engaged, while achieving their own definition of success. I work with individuals, families and couples who are stuck in patterns of interaction that don't seem to work by using a collaborative, evidence based, powerful and innovative style of therapy. I strive to be sensitive to your spiritual experience, your culture and your values. My expertise is in forging solid therapeutic alliances, through client validation, affirmative recognition of the client's rights and strengths and de-stigmatization of experiences
A relationships expert focused on assisting individuals, couples and families to reconnect and experience relations that are sustainable, vibrant and engaged, while achieving their own definition of success. I work with individuals, families and couples who are stuck in patterns of interaction that don't seem to work by using a collaborative, evidence based, powerful and innovative style of therapy. I strive to be sensitive to your spiritual experience, your culture and your values. My expertise is in forging solid therapeutic alliances, through client validation, affirmative recognition of the client's rights and strengths and de-stigmatization of experiences
(214) 296-0026 View (214) 296-0026
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Monica L Brookhart
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75206
Welcome! My commitment is to foster a safe and supportive environment that empowers you to overcome your challenges. You might find yourself in a situation where you're unsure of what you're going through, but you have a sense that seeking help from a therapist is the right step. Please know that you're not alone-I am here to guide you through this journey, drawing upon my expertise in EMDR and a blend of research-based techniques. Together, we will work towards tailoring therapy to fit your unique needs, paving the way for healing and growth.
Welcome! My commitment is to foster a safe and supportive environment that empowers you to overcome your challenges. You might find yourself in a situation where you're unsure of what you're going through, but you have a sense that seeking help from a therapist is the right step. Please know that you're not alone-I am here to guide you through this journey, drawing upon my expertise in EMDR and a blend of research-based techniques. Together, we will work towards tailoring therapy to fit your unique needs, paving the way for healing and growth.
(469) 529-6092 View (469) 529-6092
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Pamela D Garcy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75287
These are challenging times. If you're tired of feeling stressed out, anxious, or panicky as a way of life...if you're not getting the joy you want from life and feeling more unhappy or feeling like you're not enough...if you're acting out on your frustrations instead of getting clarity, then I'm really glad you're reaching out. I am an inclusive progressive therapist & an ally. I want therapy to be a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to work individually or within your couple relationship. I'm going to listen, help you explore, and also teach you new things to help you. Let's build a future that contains more of what you want!
These are challenging times. If you're tired of feeling stressed out, anxious, or panicky as a way of life...if you're not getting the joy you want from life and feeling more unhappy or feeling like you're not enough...if you're acting out on your frustrations instead of getting clarity, then I'm really glad you're reaching out. I am an inclusive progressive therapist & an ally. I want therapy to be a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to work individually or within your couple relationship. I'm going to listen, help you explore, and also teach you new things to help you. Let's build a future that contains more of what you want!
(972) 556-5101 View (972) 556-5101
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Audrey Hart
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75209
Not accepting new clients
I am passionate about helping children, teens, and young adults navigate the waves of anxiety and learn how to sit with uncertainty so they can live life to the fullest.
I am passionate about helping children, teens, and young adults navigate the waves of anxiety and learn how to sit with uncertainty so they can live life to the fullest.
(214) 785-8145 View (214) 785-8145
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Alex Krueger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75204
I specialize in treating adults experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and PTSD. I also have expertise in treating ADHD and disordered eating. I have a passion for working with members of the LGBTQ+ community and helping people overcome religious trauma to live a life aligned with their values.
I specialize in treating adults experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and PTSD. I also have expertise in treating ADHD and disordered eating. I have a passion for working with members of the LGBTQ+ community and helping people overcome religious trauma to live a life aligned with their values.
(512) 768-2731 View (512) 768-2731
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Paige Swanson | Sauna Therapies
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA, MPH
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75204
At Sauna Therapy, we’re here to work with you so you that you can begin celebrating yourself. We believe in honoring your journey and bearing witness to your experience with radical acceptance and kindness. We hear your pain, your story and believe in your growth. We see you with kind eyes rather than through a judgmental lens. We accept you and all of the explosive and raw vulnerability that you bring into our sessions. We partner with you, knowing that therapy is hard work but you’re more than capable. We want to celebrate you.
At Sauna Therapy, we’re here to work with you so you that you can begin celebrating yourself. We believe in honoring your journey and bearing witness to your experience with radical acceptance and kindness. We hear your pain, your story and believe in your growth. We see you with kind eyes rather than through a judgmental lens. We accept you and all of the explosive and raw vulnerability that you bring into our sessions. We partner with you, knowing that therapy is hard work but you’re more than capable. We want to celebrate you.
(214) 712-2264 View (214) 712-2264
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Anita Cepeda
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RYT200, Y12SR
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75244
We all can sometimes lose our way in a world that is overwhelming. Traumatic experiences and addiction can leave us feeling disconnected, trapped and alone. I have experience in working with teens, families and adult women. I have experience working in a school setting and know how beneficial it is to work with school personnel and build a collaborative team in support of the student. I have also worked in an inpatient & outpatient setting for substance abuse and addictive behaviors. I enjoy working in an individual and/or group setting. I hold a space where compassion, guidance, belonging and growth happen.
We all can sometimes lose our way in a world that is overwhelming. Traumatic experiences and addiction can leave us feeling disconnected, trapped and alone. I have experience in working with teens, families and adult women. I have experience working in a school setting and know how beneficial it is to work with school personnel and build a collaborative team in support of the student. I have also worked in an inpatient & outpatient setting for substance abuse and addictive behaviors. I enjoy working in an individual and/or group setting. I hold a space where compassion, guidance, belonging and growth happen.
(214) 225-2174 View (214) 225-2174
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Kosisochi Udozorh
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75229  (Online Only)
Anxiety can feel suffocating, but it doesn't have to define you. Together, we'll unravel the knots of worry and fear, exploring the roots of your anxiety while equipping you with the tools to navigate life's challenges with confidence and resilience. Navigating racial identity in a society fraught with prejudice and misunderstanding can be isolating. But within the walls of our therapeutic space, your experiences will be validated, your voice will be heard, and your journey towards self-acceptance and empowerment will be honored and celebrated.
Anxiety can feel suffocating, but it doesn't have to define you. Together, we'll unravel the knots of worry and fear, exploring the roots of your anxiety while equipping you with the tools to navigate life's challenges with confidence and resilience. Navigating racial identity in a society fraught with prejudice and misunderstanding can be isolating. But within the walls of our therapeutic space, your experiences will be validated, your voice will be heard, and your journey towards self-acceptance and empowerment will be honored and celebrated.
(469) 361-8330 View (469) 361-8330
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Christal N. Alexander
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75204  (Online Only)
My mission is to empower others by helping them find their voice and supporting them on their journey to find freedom through therapy. I place great value on the uniqueness of each client I serve. I understand that each one is the true expert of their own story and circumstances. I’m originally from San Antonio. My cultural experience is rooted in being a BIPOC woman and being immersed in Hispanic cultural experiences and enmeshed in military traditions. I confidently navigate through cultural contexts with the LGBTQ community, military families, various religious affiliations, and other marginalized minority groups.
My mission is to empower others by helping them find their voice and supporting them on their journey to find freedom through therapy. I place great value on the uniqueness of each client I serve. I understand that each one is the true expert of their own story and circumstances. I’m originally from San Antonio. My cultural experience is rooted in being a BIPOC woman and being immersed in Hispanic cultural experiences and enmeshed in military traditions. I confidently navigate through cultural contexts with the LGBTQ community, military families, various religious affiliations, and other marginalized minority groups.
(210) 970-7390 View (210) 970-7390
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Daisy Reynolds
LPC Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75231
Change is a natural part of life, and yet it can be challenging and even, at times, paralyzing. However, change can also provide us with opportunities to grow and become the kind of people we aim to be. Finding out what those goals are and how to get there is a collaborative process between client and therapist. I am consistently inspired by people who show resilience and persevere through very tough times as they seek solutions to their problems. I am honored to walk with them as they make that journey and I am always changed by the process as well.
Change is a natural part of life, and yet it can be challenging and even, at times, paralyzing. However, change can also provide us with opportunities to grow and become the kind of people we aim to be. Finding out what those goals are and how to get there is a collaborative process between client and therapist. I am consistently inspired by people who show resilience and persevere through very tough times as they seek solutions to their problems. I am honored to walk with them as they make that journey and I am always changed by the process as well.
(469) 256-7760 View (469) 256-7760
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Bhavika Parmar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75248
Understanding your own story is one of the bravest and most healing things a person can do. Therapy with me is a collaborative approach to learn how to process stressful experiences, how to cope and manage symptoms/ life stressors, and how to be vulnerable in a safe, nonjudgemental space. Therapy is a step you take for yourself when you are ready to make lasting changes in your life. As your counselor, I want to help you achieve your goals, navigate life changes, and process stressful experiences. Therapy can be challenging, and it can also be an enjoyable experience as well.
Understanding your own story is one of the bravest and most healing things a person can do. Therapy with me is a collaborative approach to learn how to process stressful experiences, how to cope and manage symptoms/ life stressors, and how to be vulnerable in a safe, nonjudgemental space. Therapy is a step you take for yourself when you are ready to make lasting changes in your life. As your counselor, I want to help you achieve your goals, navigate life changes, and process stressful experiences. Therapy can be challenging, and it can also be an enjoyable experience as well.
(972) 301-8533 View (972) 301-8533
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Angela Collier
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75201  (Online Only)
Are anxiety and depression making it hard to focus on the important things in your life and preventing you from making positive changes? Are you feeling overwhelmed and do not know what to do? Do you need someone to help you work through these issues? I endeavor to create a secure space to help you express yourself and recover from depression, anxiety, relationship issues, anger, PTSD and chronic pain. A treatment plan is tailored to meet your specific individual needs through a person centered, solution focused approach. Your needs are identified and your goals set with a plan to meet them quickly.
Are anxiety and depression making it hard to focus on the important things in your life and preventing you from making positive changes? Are you feeling overwhelmed and do not know what to do? Do you need someone to help you work through these issues? I endeavor to create a secure space to help you express yourself and recover from depression, anxiety, relationship issues, anger, PTSD and chronic pain. A treatment plan is tailored to meet your specific individual needs through a person centered, solution focused approach. Your needs are identified and your goals set with a plan to meet them quickly.
(469) 551-6931 View (469) 551-6931
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Jeanette Dominguez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75254
Not accepting new clients
Have a busy life, hate sitting in traffic, and sitting on a stranger's couch isn't for you, give me a call at Convenient Counseling! Offering the "convenience" you are looking for without the uncomfortableness of an office. I work with various individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, marital/partner issues, and/or prenatal and postpartum depression. Call to set up a virtual session!
Have a busy life, hate sitting in traffic, and sitting on a stranger's couch isn't for you, give me a call at Convenient Counseling! Offering the "convenience" you are looking for without the uncomfortableness of an office. I work with various individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, marital/partner issues, and/or prenatal and postpartum depression. Call to set up a virtual session!
(972) 861-1062 View (972) 861-1062
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Lauren Attiah
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75203
Transition is often hard. Adjusting between being independent and being in a relationship, adjusting from a school career to a professional career, adjusting to a new sexual or gender identity or simply adjusting to the reality and responsibilities of being an independent adult. Despite often times feeling intelligent and capable, feelings of being stuck, depression and anxiety seem to get the best of you in this present moment. Transition can cause one to question one's self identity and self worth. There are approaches to adapt to these changes and create a more meaningful approach to identity and life.
Transition is often hard. Adjusting between being independent and being in a relationship, adjusting from a school career to a professional career, adjusting to a new sexual or gender identity or simply adjusting to the reality and responsibilities of being an independent adult. Despite often times feeling intelligent and capable, feelings of being stuck, depression and anxiety seem to get the best of you in this present moment. Transition can cause one to question one's self identity and self worth. There are approaches to adapt to these changes and create a more meaningful approach to identity and life.
(817) 383-0415 View (817) 383-0415
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Ashley Tarrant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75209  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm so glad you found your way here. Therapy is often the first step to becoming the best version of ourselves! Depending on where you are my approach is to help you define the life you want, set goals and support your efforts through talk therapy. Sometimes that means unpacking past trauma, other times it means focusing on the here and now! Together we will decide what's best based on where you are currently and where you'd like to see yourself in 30, 60, 90 days and beyond! I am able to treat Anxiety, Depression, relationship and parental issues. I also have extensive experience with trauma and crisis intervention.
Hi! I'm so glad you found your way here. Therapy is often the first step to becoming the best version of ourselves! Depending on where you are my approach is to help you define the life you want, set goals and support your efforts through talk therapy. Sometimes that means unpacking past trauma, other times it means focusing on the here and now! Together we will decide what's best based on where you are currently and where you'd like to see yourself in 30, 60, 90 days and beyond! I am able to treat Anxiety, Depression, relationship and parental issues. I also have extensive experience with trauma and crisis intervention.
(469) 829-4936 View (469) 829-4936
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Mayra Ramos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75254  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am Mayra Ramos, LCSW Seeking counseling can be quite nerve wrecking, not knowing what to expect, and often doubting that it will actually help. But, counseling doesn't have to be so complicated. Counseling is about building a trusting relationship with your therapist, knowing that you can talk about anything that comes to mind. You don't have to second doubt yourself, as counseling is all about you. It's a place where you will be understood, where you will be listened to, supported, and where the ultimate goal is to increase your overall well being.
Welcome! I am Mayra Ramos, LCSW Seeking counseling can be quite nerve wrecking, not knowing what to expect, and often doubting that it will actually help. But, counseling doesn't have to be so complicated. Counseling is about building a trusting relationship with your therapist, knowing that you can talk about anything that comes to mind. You don't have to second doubt yourself, as counseling is all about you. It's a place where you will be understood, where you will be listened to, supported, and where the ultimate goal is to increase your overall well being.
(214) 949-1844 View (214) 949-1844

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Dallas, TX

3,000+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Dallas, TX who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
75% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
70% Coping Skills
67% Stress
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aetna
77% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
73% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Dallas, TX see their clients

53% In Person and Online
47% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Dallas?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.