Therapists in Dallas, TX

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Joe Young
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75230
As a professional counselor, I am deeply committed to supporting individuals across diverse communities. With over 30 years of experience, I have served as an executive, helping people to achieve their best. I bring a unique blend of empathy and understanding to my counseling approach, ensuring that each person feels heard and valued. My passion lies in helping people not just find peace but also in guiding them toward achieving success in three dimensions: mind, body, and soul. I believe that each dimension is interconnected, and by addressing each, individuals can experience profound transformation, even in the face of chaos.
As a professional counselor, I am deeply committed to supporting individuals across diverse communities. With over 30 years of experience, I have served as an executive, helping people to achieve their best. I bring a unique blend of empathy and understanding to my counseling approach, ensuring that each person feels heard and valued. My passion lies in helping people not just find peace but also in guiding them toward achieving success in three dimensions: mind, body, and soul. I believe that each dimension is interconnected, and by addressing each, individuals can experience profound transformation, even in the face of chaos.
(469) 972-5013 View (469) 972-5013
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Allison Schmid
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75231
You feel like anxiety has crept into all areas of your life. You avoid decisions or situations that feel overwhelming, and instead turn to any distraction (mindless eating, social media, drinking, etc.) you can find to avoid the shame and guilt of not moving forward. Maybe you're struggling with body image and wonder if you're relationship with food is normal. If you're in a relationship, maybe you feel disconnected from your partner and don't feel heard, much less understood. You avoid topics of conversation like intimacy, needs or finances because it always ends in conflict.
You feel like anxiety has crept into all areas of your life. You avoid decisions or situations that feel overwhelming, and instead turn to any distraction (mindless eating, social media, drinking, etc.) you can find to avoid the shame and guilt of not moving forward. Maybe you're struggling with body image and wonder if you're relationship with food is normal. If you're in a relationship, maybe you feel disconnected from your partner and don't feel heard, much less understood. You avoid topics of conversation like intimacy, needs or finances because it always ends in conflict.
(469) 529-7873 x2 View (469) 529-7873 x2
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Ryan Marlow
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75225
As a human being, we can struggle to find our identity and place in this world. We struggle with time management, discipline, and purpose. We want more from life but we don't know how to break through the barrier. Similarly, in relationships we tend to struggle to connect, communicate, and resolve issues. We need to have a desire to do the hard work to grow together, build, and maintain connection.
As a human being, we can struggle to find our identity and place in this world. We struggle with time management, discipline, and purpose. We want more from life but we don't know how to break through the barrier. Similarly, in relationships we tend to struggle to connect, communicate, and resolve issues. We need to have a desire to do the hard work to grow together, build, and maintain connection.
(469) 933-0431 View (469) 933-0431
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Mara Estrada Doster
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75225
Trabajo con adolescentes preadolescentes y adultos de una manera colaborativa y sin prejuicios. Creo que hemos sido creados de una manera maravillosa y somos capaces de un cambio, creo que nuestro cerebro tiene la capacidad de transformar nuestras vidas. Todos tenemos herramientas dentro de nosotros, que podemos usar y para cada quien son diferentes. Nos ayuda conocernos, aprenderlas, crear conciencia y sanar. Uso la teoría cognitiva-conductual que se basa en ver tus patrones de pensamiento, ya sean problemáticos o negativos, patrones aprendidos, creencias, emociones y comportamiento - en relaciones o contigo mismo
Trabajo con adolescentes preadolescentes y adultos de una manera colaborativa y sin prejuicios. Creo que hemos sido creados de una manera maravillosa y somos capaces de un cambio, creo que nuestro cerebro tiene la capacidad de transformar nuestras vidas. Todos tenemos herramientas dentro de nosotros, que podemos usar y para cada quien son diferentes. Nos ayuda conocernos, aprenderlas, crear conciencia y sanar. Uso la teoría cognitiva-conductual que se basa en ver tus patrones de pensamiento, ya sean problemáticos o negativos, patrones aprendidos, creencias, emociones y comportamiento - en relaciones o contigo mismo
(469) 489-3563 View (469) 489-3563
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Panya Rowe
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75205  (Online Only)
The past few years have been difficult for so many of us... It seems like any issues we had prior to the pandemic were put on hold and we were then faced with a brand new set of overwhelming issues to cope with! Now that it seems we are beginning to return to some sense of normalcy, there's finally time to focus on personal growth and healing. We have all had unique journeys. Why did we experience certain things, what was their significance in our lives, and how can we process and use our experiences to continue to grow? My goal for all of my clients is that they feel heard, validated, and empowered to make necessary changes.
The past few years have been difficult for so many of us... It seems like any issues we had prior to the pandemic were put on hold and we were then faced with a brand new set of overwhelming issues to cope with! Now that it seems we are beginning to return to some sense of normalcy, there's finally time to focus on personal growth and healing. We have all had unique journeys. Why did we experience certain things, what was their significance in our lives, and how can we process and use our experiences to continue to grow? My goal for all of my clients is that they feel heard, validated, and empowered to make necessary changes.
(972) 332-1874 View (972) 332-1874
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HeadFirst Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75219
​HeadFirst Counseling is a private counseling center offering therapy services for children, adolescents, teens, young adults, and parents in Dallas, TX. HeadFirst Counseling was founded as an alternative to stuffy, formal therapy offices where the focus is placed on the problem. At HeadFirst, the focus is on each client's strengths and innate abilities to find creative solutions to his or her current concerns. We provide a holistic approach to therapy looking at the whole person to enable children, teens, adults, and families to develop insight, empathy, and problem solving skills.
​HeadFirst Counseling is a private counseling center offering therapy services for children, adolescents, teens, young adults, and parents in Dallas, TX. HeadFirst Counseling was founded as an alternative to stuffy, formal therapy offices where the focus is placed on the problem. At HeadFirst, the focus is on each client's strengths and innate abilities to find creative solutions to his or her current concerns. We provide a holistic approach to therapy looking at the whole person to enable children, teens, adults, and families to develop insight, empathy, and problem solving skills.
(469) 571-3470 View (469) 571-3470
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Eliana Valentin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75240
There are a lot of ideas about what therapy looks like. Luckily, therapy itself is becoming more understood, but that is what therapy is in itself. If you are looking for connection and just to be understood, then I might be the right fit for you. I'm not here to bore you with all of the clinical verbiage, in an attempt to psychoanalyze you. I'm here to connect, listen, and ultimately strive to understand. Many people underestimate the power of being heard, and that is what I'd like to offer.
There are a lot of ideas about what therapy looks like. Luckily, therapy itself is becoming more understood, but that is what therapy is in itself. If you are looking for connection and just to be understood, then I might be the right fit for you. I'm not here to bore you with all of the clinical verbiage, in an attempt to psychoanalyze you. I'm here to connect, listen, and ultimately strive to understand. Many people underestimate the power of being heard, and that is what I'd like to offer.
(469) 436-6089 View (469) 436-6089
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Kelsey Lea
LPC Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75243
Does it feel like you are carrying too much in your backpack? It's time to set that backpack down and unpack those emotions. You have the power to unload that backpack and Kelsey is here to help you. She is passionate about the counseling process and believes it has a tremendous power to heal. Just by talking and getting out what's inside, you can begin to feel lighter and less alone. You don't have to carry these feelings around anymore. What you have to say and who are matters. Kelsey is here to listen and help develop healthy coping mechanisms with you. She understands how scary it can feel to reach out for help.
Does it feel like you are carrying too much in your backpack? It's time to set that backpack down and unpack those emotions. You have the power to unload that backpack and Kelsey is here to help you. She is passionate about the counseling process and believes it has a tremendous power to heal. Just by talking and getting out what's inside, you can begin to feel lighter and less alone. You don't have to carry these feelings around anymore. What you have to say and who are matters. Kelsey is here to listen and help develop healthy coping mechanisms with you. She understands how scary it can feel to reach out for help.
(469) 564-4049 View (469) 564-4049
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The Center in Lakewood & Lake Highlands
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75214
The Center provides comprehensive and compassionate mental health care for individuals of all ages. Our team of 35+ experienced therapists specializes in working with children, teens, and adults, and we are dedicated to helping our clients improve their overall well-being. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, or other mental health issues, we are here to support you on your journey towards healing and growth. Our evidence-based therapy approaches are tailored to meet your unique needs and goals, and we offer a safe and supportive environment to help you find your way through the difficulties that life may bring.
The Center provides comprehensive and compassionate mental health care for individuals of all ages. Our team of 35+ experienced therapists specializes in working with children, teens, and adults, and we are dedicated to helping our clients improve their overall well-being. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, or other mental health issues, we are here to support you on your journey towards healing and growth. Our evidence-based therapy approaches are tailored to meet your unique needs and goals, and we offer a safe and supportive environment to help you find your way through the difficulties that life may bring.
(469) 904-0438 View (469) 904-0438
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Erica Sewell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, RPT, CAS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75252
In celebration of each individual's strengths and unique qualities, I offer an individualized approach that is customized to the needs of each client. I believe that with support, guidance, compassion, and understanding people have the ability to not only find solutions to their challenges, but the strength to make positive changes. I am passionate about working with children, teens, adults, and families and offer play therapy, activity therapy, expressive arts, and/or traditional talk therapy. I practice from a neurodiversity affirming lens where we focus on empowerment and appreciating everyone's unique differences.
In celebration of each individual's strengths and unique qualities, I offer an individualized approach that is customized to the needs of each client. I believe that with support, guidance, compassion, and understanding people have the ability to not only find solutions to their challenges, but the strength to make positive changes. I am passionate about working with children, teens, adults, and families and offer play therapy, activity therapy, expressive arts, and/or traditional talk therapy. I practice from a neurodiversity affirming lens where we focus on empowerment and appreciating everyone's unique differences.
(469) 871-6316 View (469) 871-6316
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Sana Hamirani
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75205
Waitlist for new clients
Your personal experiences of trials and tribulations have the power to curate meaning and purpose in your life. I believe that each of us are inevitably interconnected in our human experience and that our systems shape much of our self-understanding in the context of our worldview. I view my role as helping clients reach their capacities for healing and meaning through self-reflection, connection and redirection.
Your personal experiences of trials and tribulations have the power to curate meaning and purpose in your life. I believe that each of us are inevitably interconnected in our human experience and that our systems shape much of our self-understanding in the context of our worldview. I view my role as helping clients reach their capacities for healing and meaning through self-reflection, connection and redirection.
(214) 751-8357 View (214) 751-8357
Photo of Emily Faith, MA, LPC, RDT, Licensed Professional Counselor
Emily Faith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RDT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75208
You’re a dreamer. You have big plans for yourself. You are multi-passionate and curious. You are also anxious. You feel like what makes you unique also makes you lonely. You tend to intellectualize and brush off the negative and traumatic parts of your past because those feelings are not “productive”. But there is a little part of you that knows in order to accomplish the life you are envisioning, you might need to take a look at how parts of your past and current patterns are blocking you. Hey- I have been there. I still find myself there from time to time. The good news is you can experience relief and clarity.
You’re a dreamer. You have big plans for yourself. You are multi-passionate and curious. You are also anxious. You feel like what makes you unique also makes you lonely. You tend to intellectualize and brush off the negative and traumatic parts of your past because those feelings are not “productive”. But there is a little part of you that knows in order to accomplish the life you are envisioning, you might need to take a look at how parts of your past and current patterns are blocking you. Hey- I have been there. I still find myself there from time to time. The good news is you can experience relief and clarity.
(972) 382-9728 View (972) 382-9728
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MyLyfe Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75214
We empower creatives, business leaders, working parents, IT professionals, high-functioning teens, and athletes to heal and thrive. As a Black-owned therapy private practice, we understand the unique challenges that diverse communities face. Specializing in trauma, work-related stressors, anxiety, and grief, our mission is to provide compassionate and culturally competent care to teens and adults of all ages. We believe that everyone deserves to feel understood and valued.
We empower creatives, business leaders, working parents, IT professionals, high-functioning teens, and athletes to heal and thrive. As a Black-owned therapy private practice, we understand the unique challenges that diverse communities face. Specializing in trauma, work-related stressors, anxiety, and grief, our mission is to provide compassionate and culturally competent care to teens and adults of all ages. We believe that everyone deserves to feel understood and valued.
(469) 382-4008 View (469) 382-4008
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Janet Anthony
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75208  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have been working as a therapist for over 30 years and I love what I do. While I've employed numerous treatment modalities over the years, I'm currently focused on the Internal Family Systems model (IFS). I see therapy as a collaborative process where you can explore your behavior, beliefs, and feelings about yourself and the challenges in your life without judgement or criticism. Therapy is a place to challenge negative and anxious thoughts that might be controlling you. In therapy you can get to know what drives your old patterns and behaviors, which allows them to change and transform in the present.
I have been working as a therapist for over 30 years and I love what I do. While I've employed numerous treatment modalities over the years, I'm currently focused on the Internal Family Systems model (IFS). I see therapy as a collaborative process where you can explore your behavior, beliefs, and feelings about yourself and the challenges in your life without judgement or criticism. Therapy is a place to challenge negative and anxious thoughts that might be controlling you. In therapy you can get to know what drives your old patterns and behaviors, which allows them to change and transform in the present.
(972) 961-4147 View (972) 961-4147
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Tiffany Uzor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75240
I help people who want to develop skills to move forward from stuck places, but are buried under faulty thought patterns and coping skills that no longer serve them well. I guide clients through exercises to help them identify how their thoughts, feelings and behaviors are connected so that they can have a new level of awareness and respond appropriately in challenging situations.
I help people who want to develop skills to move forward from stuck places, but are buried under faulty thought patterns and coping skills that no longer serve them well. I guide clients through exercises to help them identify how their thoughts, feelings and behaviors are connected so that they can have a new level of awareness and respond appropriately in challenging situations.
(469) 382-4524 View (469) 382-4524
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Dr. Shelly L Peed
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, NBCFCH, C-DBT, PhD
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75254  (Online Only)
I feel that I am gifted in helping all individuals, especially those with past issues that are still having effects on one's life. I especially enjoy helping with communication which is a specialty of mine. When communication fails, relationships fail. I can help you with your relationships, both with your children and with your significant others. I have been helping parents for 13 years and know that I can help you with your goals of parenting, relationships, work issues, and life transitions. Help in these areas will alleviate depression and anxiety. Divorcing? I will help your family. Give me a call.
I feel that I am gifted in helping all individuals, especially those with past issues that are still having effects on one's life. I especially enjoy helping with communication which is a specialty of mine. When communication fails, relationships fail. I can help you with your relationships, both with your children and with your significant others. I have been helping parents for 13 years and know that I can help you with your goals of parenting, relationships, work issues, and life transitions. Help in these areas will alleviate depression and anxiety. Divorcing? I will help your family. Give me a call.
(334) 966-2885 View (334) 966-2885
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Compassionate Spaces Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75243
I work with adult couples and individuals struggling with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, codependency, anger management, and more. More often than not, the underlying cause of the problem is an unhealthy pattern of behaviors or thought which keeps us stuck in exactly the situation we are trying to avoid. In order to find a way forward we first have to recognize the unhealthy patterns we are stuck in and the steps we need to take to get out of them. There are many ways to do this, and I am very comfortable tailoring my approach to individual clients to help them get the best results possible.
I work with adult couples and individuals struggling with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, codependency, anger management, and more. More often than not, the underlying cause of the problem is an unhealthy pattern of behaviors or thought which keeps us stuck in exactly the situation we are trying to avoid. In order to find a way forward we first have to recognize the unhealthy patterns we are stuck in and the steps we need to take to get out of them. There are many ways to do this, and I am very comfortable tailoring my approach to individual clients to help them get the best results possible.
(469) 904-0432 View (469) 904-0432
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Robert Holden
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75225  (Online Only)
I tend to provide a collaborative approach that is free of judgment and focused on providing my clients with the support and skills needed to face their life's current challenges. I enjoy working with clients who are experiencing difficulties with managing thoughts and emotions related to mood disorders, those who have experienced trauma or PTSD symptoms, have self-esteem issues, or are struggling with relationship issues. I attempt to facilitate procession opportunities, education, and coping skills that can help learn adaptive strategies to reduce symptoms, strengthen relationships, and improve quality of life.
I tend to provide a collaborative approach that is free of judgment and focused on providing my clients with the support and skills needed to face their life's current challenges. I enjoy working with clients who are experiencing difficulties with managing thoughts and emotions related to mood disorders, those who have experienced trauma or PTSD symptoms, have self-esteem issues, or are struggling with relationship issues. I attempt to facilitate procession opportunities, education, and coping skills that can help learn adaptive strategies to reduce symptoms, strengthen relationships, and improve quality of life.
(469) 898-8230 View (469) 898-8230
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NeuroCognitive Fitness LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, BCN
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75218
Want to better understand how your brain works, and how to make it work better? How to not only manage, but possibly harness stress and anxiety? Happy to do one on one counseling or offer workshops on brain fitness via Klatch platform, inquire to join a session!
Want to better understand how your brain works, and how to make it work better? How to not only manage, but possibly harness stress and anxiety? Happy to do one on one counseling or offer workshops on brain fitness via Klatch platform, inquire to join a session!
(469) 414-5041 View (469) 414-5041
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Natalie Kingsley
Psychologist, DCPsych
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75243
Hello and welcome! I specialize in helping millennials with anxiety who have tried therapy before with minimal success. We might be a good fit if you struggle to prioritize your needs, and feel there are parts of yourself that you need to hide, You may try to only share the parts of yourself you are sure others will like or appreciate. You may expect perfection from yourself and your inner critic is never satisfied, leaving you feeling anxious. This way of living, ignoring your own needs and sacrificing your well-being, is taking its toll, interfering with your psychological health, your relationships, and your enjoyment of life.
Hello and welcome! I specialize in helping millennials with anxiety who have tried therapy before with minimal success. We might be a good fit if you struggle to prioritize your needs, and feel there are parts of yourself that you need to hide, You may try to only share the parts of yourself you are sure others will like or appreciate. You may expect perfection from yourself and your inner critic is never satisfied, leaving you feeling anxious. This way of living, ignoring your own needs and sacrificing your well-being, is taking its toll, interfering with your psychological health, your relationships, and your enjoyment of life.
(469) 275-4775 View (469) 275-4775
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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
87% Depression
74% Self Esteem
69% Coping Skills
68% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
74% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Dallas, TX see their clients

51% In Person and Online
49% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% 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.