Therapists in Fort Worth, TX

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Photo of Janna McKinley At Theater Of The Mind Therapy, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Fort Worth, TX
Janna McKinley At Theater Of The Mind Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MSMFT, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76112  (Online Only)
Welcome to a space where your journey is understood and supported. I specialize in culturally aware, neurodivergence-affirming, compassion-first counseling for those working through explorations of a new relationship with body image, self-esteem, and gender and sexual identity. Additionally, I offer compassionate palliative care for those navigating end-of-life issues and their families. Together, we'll work towards healing, growth, and building stronger connections to your best ally: yourself. Your well-being is my priority, and I'm here to help you rediscover your inner strength and build fulfilling relationships.
Welcome to a space where your journey is understood and supported. I specialize in culturally aware, neurodivergence-affirming, compassion-first counseling for those working through explorations of a new relationship with body image, self-esteem, and gender and sexual identity. Additionally, I offer compassionate palliative care for those navigating end-of-life issues and their families. Together, we'll work towards healing, growth, and building stronger connections to your best ally: yourself. Your well-being is my priority, and I'm here to help you rediscover your inner strength and build fulfilling relationships.
(682) 688-8117 View (682) 688-8117
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Ismael Vazquez
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76119  (Online Only)
Hello, I am fluent in both English and Spanish, and I welcome bilingual and Spanish-speaking clients who are facing a spectrum of challenges, including, but not limited to anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, career dilemmas, marital discord, and phase of life concerns. You require a safe and nurturing space to express and process their feelings, whether it's sadness, fear, anger, or confusion. Perhaps you need help developing effective coping mechanisms to manage stress, regulate emotions, and navigate difficult situations. These skills are crucial when facing diverse challenges.
Hello, I am fluent in both English and Spanish, and I welcome bilingual and Spanish-speaking clients who are facing a spectrum of challenges, including, but not limited to anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, career dilemmas, marital discord, and phase of life concerns. You require a safe and nurturing space to express and process their feelings, whether it's sadness, fear, anger, or confusion. Perhaps you need help developing effective coping mechanisms to manage stress, regulate emotions, and navigate difficult situations. These skills are crucial when facing diverse challenges.
(682) 267-5742 View (682) 267-5742
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Rachel Christine Kuchem
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Are you a girl or a woman who wrestles with anxiety? Do you find yourself fixating on certain thoughts or doubts? Do you feel like you are spinning out of control? Where do you feel despair? Are you overwhelmed with grief or shame? Do you have a hidden sexual struggle? Are you dealing with a relational difficulty? Are you learning how to do life as a single? Have you been hurt by the Church? Are you weary from pouring into others? Do you have a chronic health condition that emotionally is draining you? Are you simply needing to process a new life season? Where do you find yourself seeking to fill you and give you identity?
Are you a girl or a woman who wrestles with anxiety? Do you find yourself fixating on certain thoughts or doubts? Do you feel like you are spinning out of control? Where do you feel despair? Are you overwhelmed with grief or shame? Do you have a hidden sexual struggle? Are you dealing with a relational difficulty? Are you learning how to do life as a single? Have you been hurt by the Church? Are you weary from pouring into others? Do you have a chronic health condition that emotionally is draining you? Are you simply needing to process a new life season? Where do you find yourself seeking to fill you and give you identity?
(817) 242-6556 View (817) 242-6556
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Cristal Clark
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, NBCC, CEAP, SAP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76116
Within every person is the innate desire to live a fulfilled life. Life looks different for everyone. Listening to your story, disappointments, and desires enables us, together, to create your treatment plan. Clients begin counseling for a variety of reasons, something is not going as planned creating chaos and dysfunction. Trauma, toxic stress and addiction can occur at any age. Our services include working with individuals, adolescents and/or the family unit. We believe growth (change) happens on the foundation of trust within community. Our purpose is to hear you and walk with you as you heal toward the life you want.
Within every person is the innate desire to live a fulfilled life. Life looks different for everyone. Listening to your story, disappointments, and desires enables us, together, to create your treatment plan. Clients begin counseling for a variety of reasons, something is not going as planned creating chaos and dysfunction. Trauma, toxic stress and addiction can occur at any age. Our services include working with individuals, adolescents and/or the family unit. We believe growth (change) happens on the foundation of trust within community. Our purpose is to hear you and walk with you as you heal toward the life you want.
(682) 688-9146 View (682) 688-9146
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Michelle Smeller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76135
Here you are. Things may not be bad, but they aren’t really good either. It’s amazing how much pain, unhappiness, emptiness and isolation we are willing to endure before we do anything. Perhaps you have tried everything you can imagine and nothing worked. You may be frightened that things will never be good again. The good news is our body, mind and spirit are hard-wired for healing. Sometimes, you may just need a little help. Especially, when others have worked hard to tear you down.
Here you are. Things may not be bad, but they aren’t really good either. It’s amazing how much pain, unhappiness, emptiness and isolation we are willing to endure before we do anything. Perhaps you have tried everything you can imagine and nothing worked. You may be frightened that things will never be good again. The good news is our body, mind and spirit are hard-wired for healing. Sometimes, you may just need a little help. Especially, when others have worked hard to tear you down.
(682) 244-4955 View (682) 244-4955
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Jennifer Sims
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76110
Jen wants every person to be able to live their life with a purpose. Life can feel so uncertain at times. She is passionate about people finding themselves in the midst of the world's uncertainty. She prioritizes authenticity, genuine connection, autonomy, and the freedom that allows you to walk in the shoes of your choice. Jen wants her clients to not have to compromise for others' approval. I find it important for you to live life according to your own passions.
Jen wants every person to be able to live their life with a purpose. Life can feel so uncertain at times. She is passionate about people finding themselves in the midst of the world's uncertainty. She prioritizes authenticity, genuine connection, autonomy, and the freedom that allows you to walk in the shoes of your choice. Jen wants her clients to not have to compromise for others' approval. I find it important for you to live life according to your own passions.
(817) 934-1844 View (817) 934-1844
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Cassi Miles
LPC Associate, MS, LPC-A, NCC
Verified Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Do you sometimes feel as though you are trapped in your own head? Do you feel disconnected from the present moment, unable to experience profound connection, relaxation, and joy because you are dwelling on the past or worried about the future? Have you “worked through” difficult past experiences in traditional therapy, but still feel as though your problems continue to linger? If you found yourself nodding while reading any or all of these questions, you may have unresolved trauma affecting your nervous system. Using specialized techniques that target the nervous system, I can help you release that trauma once and for all.
Do you sometimes feel as though you are trapped in your own head? Do you feel disconnected from the present moment, unable to experience profound connection, relaxation, and joy because you are dwelling on the past or worried about the future? Have you “worked through” difficult past experiences in traditional therapy, but still feel as though your problems continue to linger? If you found yourself nodding while reading any or all of these questions, you may have unresolved trauma affecting your nervous system. Using specialized techniques that target the nervous system, I can help you release that trauma once and for all.
(817) 286-5889 View (817) 286-5889
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Center for Counseling and Family Relationships
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, CEAP, NCC
Verified Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76137
Our Mission is that lasting change can happen by providing: Support on life’s journey, an Opportunity to heal, and Sifting of values during decisions (S.O.S). Our core values are: Healing – Providing counseling to help resolve issues impacting your life and the lives of your family members Empowering - Giving you tools and resources to build healthy relationships on a firm foundation Connecting – Strengthening relationships for children, adults, couples, and families with God and each other
Our Mission is that lasting change can happen by providing: Support on life’s journey, an Opportunity to heal, and Sifting of values during decisions (S.O.S). Our core values are: Healing – Providing counseling to help resolve issues impacting your life and the lives of your family members Empowering - Giving you tools and resources to build healthy relationships on a firm foundation Connecting – Strengthening relationships for children, adults, couples, and families with God and each other
(817) 653-8616 View (817) 653-8616
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Richard J Babin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76107  (Online Only)
You wake up worried about the day ahead before you even get out of bed. At work, you're scared of making mistakes, it feels like everyone's waiting for you to mess up. When friends invite you out, you say “yes” but inside, you're nervous about going. At home, instead of relaxing, you keep thinking about awkward things you said or did, wondering what kind of impression you left on everyone. It feels like your brain won't turn off these thoughts that make you feel not good enough, and it's exhausting. These anxious thoughts are undercutting your confidence and affecting both your professional and personal relationships.
You wake up worried about the day ahead before you even get out of bed. At work, you're scared of making mistakes, it feels like everyone's waiting for you to mess up. When friends invite you out, you say “yes” but inside, you're nervous about going. At home, instead of relaxing, you keep thinking about awkward things you said or did, wondering what kind of impression you left on everyone. It feels like your brain won't turn off these thoughts that make you feel not good enough, and it's exhausting. These anxious thoughts are undercutting your confidence and affecting both your professional and personal relationships.
(817) 242-9639 View (817) 242-9639
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Jojo Womens Health
LMSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76107
As a mom of five adopted kids and a previous foster mom of 30 children over ten years, I too have juggled endless challenges while trying to thrive as a mom. My journey has been filled with moments of profound sorrow, loneliness, and immense joy. My mom journey fuels my passion for helping other women navigate the turbulent waters of motherhood, infertility, and parenting children with Autism and A.D.H.D.. Motherhood can often feel like a solitary journey, filled with sleepless nights and feelings of inadequacy. I work with moms who feel overwhelmed, lonely, and lost in the daily grind of parenting.
As a mom of five adopted kids and a previous foster mom of 30 children over ten years, I too have juggled endless challenges while trying to thrive as a mom. My journey has been filled with moments of profound sorrow, loneliness, and immense joy. My mom journey fuels my passion for helping other women navigate the turbulent waters of motherhood, infertility, and parenting children with Autism and A.D.H.D.. Motherhood can often feel like a solitary journey, filled with sleepless nights and feelings of inadequacy. I work with moms who feel overwhelmed, lonely, and lost in the daily grind of parenting.
(817) 659-1136 View (817) 659-1136
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Sarah Jacks- - Move Toward A Meaningful And Healthy Life
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Are you noticing a hurt, grief, or trauma hindering your ability to live life to the fullest? Is there dissatisfaction in the relationship with yourself or those important to you despite career or academic success? If you are seeking a safe space to grapple with significant questions and overcome obstacles in your life, Sarah offers support informed by training, skills, and 13+ years of experience in mental health. She is uniquely positioned to help with grief, the stress of a high intensity job, a crisis of faith, living internationally, or the effects of growing up in a dysfunctional home. Sarah is trained in EMDR.
Are you noticing a hurt, grief, or trauma hindering your ability to live life to the fullest? Is there dissatisfaction in the relationship with yourself or those important to you despite career or academic success? If you are seeking a safe space to grapple with significant questions and overcome obstacles in your life, Sarah offers support informed by training, skills, and 13+ years of experience in mental health. She is uniquely positioned to help with grief, the stress of a high intensity job, a crisis of faith, living internationally, or the effects of growing up in a dysfunctional home. Sarah is trained in EMDR.
(817) 438-2917 View (817) 438-2917
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Mirna Cano
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76179
I am fluent in English and Spanish. I specialize in the treatment of a variety of issues associated with trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, child/adolescent development and parenting. I have 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and their families in a school setting. My experience as a school counselor allows me to work effectively with families and school related issues. I also have extensive experience working with victims of domestic violence and providing grief counseling. I am CISM (Critical Incident Stress Debriefing) trained and a Love and Logic facilitator.
I am fluent in English and Spanish. I specialize in the treatment of a variety of issues associated with trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, child/adolescent development and parenting. I have 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and their families in a school setting. My experience as a school counselor allows me to work effectively with families and school related issues. I also have extensive experience working with victims of domestic violence and providing grief counseling. I am CISM (Critical Incident Stress Debriefing) trained and a Love and Logic facilitator.
(817) 968-7730 View (817) 968-7730
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Boisey Bristo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76123  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients. My name is Boisey Bristo, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Brain Injury Specialist based in Ft. Worth, Texas delivering services statewide via telehealth. I work with adolescents and adults specializing in anxiety disorders, mood disorders, stress and adjustment challenges, trauma, culture and diversity, and brain injury. My counseling philosophy is that “every journey begins with the first step.” I consider the therapeutic alliance to be the most essential to success in therapy. I will never judge you, but I will always be real with you.
Currently accepting new clients. My name is Boisey Bristo, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Brain Injury Specialist based in Ft. Worth, Texas delivering services statewide via telehealth. I work with adolescents and adults specializing in anxiety disorders, mood disorders, stress and adjustment challenges, trauma, culture and diversity, and brain injury. My counseling philosophy is that “every journey begins with the first step.” I consider the therapeutic alliance to be the most essential to success in therapy. I will never judge you, but I will always be real with you.
(832) 551-3578 View (832) 551-3578
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Shauna Sears-Cyprian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76102
We all have seasons in our lives where we find ourselves feeling overwhelmed, confused, stuck, misunderstood or lonely. In these times it is important to remember that we are not alone. I can help you navigate a path to figure out where you would like to see yourself grow in an emotionally and mentally healthy way. Ideally, you will walk away equipped with the tools you need to manage life's experiences.
We all have seasons in our lives where we find ourselves feeling overwhelmed, confused, stuck, misunderstood or lonely. In these times it is important to remember that we are not alone. I can help you navigate a path to figure out where you would like to see yourself grow in an emotionally and mentally healthy way. Ideally, you will walk away equipped with the tools you need to manage life's experiences.
(817) 790-9591 View (817) 790-9591
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Laura Logan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76179  (Online Only)
Hello, I look forward to meeting with you. We are not meant to be perfect; we are meant to be whole. My goal is to help you find the inner peace you seek and help create the life experience that makes you happy. I will provide a safe, supportive, confidential, and nonjudgmental environment for you. I offer therapy that is empowering, collaborative, and client-centered to individuals ages 20+ and couples.
Hello, I look forward to meeting with you. We are not meant to be perfect; we are meant to be whole. My goal is to help you find the inner peace you seek and help create the life experience that makes you happy. I will provide a safe, supportive, confidential, and nonjudgmental environment for you. I offer therapy that is empowering, collaborative, and client-centered to individuals ages 20+ and couples.
(469) 530-3479 View (469) 530-3479
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Lucy Walters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76179
Hello and welcome! Thank you for taking the courageous decision in seeking a counselor to walk with you towards a more fulfilling life. My goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and authentic space for you to express the fullness of what your life experience has to offer. I look forward to the privilege of being a part of your mental health journey.
Hello and welcome! Thank you for taking the courageous decision in seeking a counselor to walk with you towards a more fulfilling life. My goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and authentic space for you to express the fullness of what your life experience has to offer. I look forward to the privilege of being a part of your mental health journey.
(682) 327-5507 View (682) 327-5507
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Amy Simpson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76107  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing anxiety or stress or struggling through a life transition? Wishing to feel more like yourself again or maybe you're hoping to recover from past wounds? These are some of the most common issues I help clients overcome. Life can be hard, and no one tells you All The Things that come with it. Everyone has a story: yours is what makes you who you are, but it does not define you. I work with each of my clients to examine these stories and create an individual plan to help them live their best life.
Are you experiencing anxiety or stress or struggling through a life transition? Wishing to feel more like yourself again or maybe you're hoping to recover from past wounds? These are some of the most common issues I help clients overcome. Life can be hard, and no one tells you All The Things that come with it. Everyone has a story: yours is what makes you who you are, but it does not define you. I work with each of my clients to examine these stories and create an individual plan to help them live their best life.
(817) 533-4823 View (817) 533-4823
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Heather E Chandler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CSC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76116
Do you have difficulty with motivation to complete tasks? Do you often feel overwhelmed and don't know where to begin? Do you notice yourself being caught up in overthinking and/or irrational thought? Do you find yourself being self-critical and feeling like you are not enough? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are in the right place and you no longer need to deal with these things alone.
Do you have difficulty with motivation to complete tasks? Do you often feel overwhelmed and don't know where to begin? Do you notice yourself being caught up in overthinking and/or irrational thought? Do you find yourself being self-critical and feeling like you are not enough? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are in the right place and you no longer need to deal with these things alone.
(817) 631-1967 View (817) 631-1967
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Clay Robinson
LPC-Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76107
I believes that people have the ability to adapt and overcome life’s challenges. Through a holistic approach, I believes that a person can navigate the hardships of life and gain a better understanding of themselves. I believes everyone deserves to receive compassionate and respectful care. I enjoys working with people of all ages and walks of life. Anxiety, grief, performance anxiety, low self-esteem/ self-image, anger management, nutritional impact on mental health and relational issues are a few of the areas in which I enjoys working.
I believes that people have the ability to adapt and overcome life’s challenges. Through a holistic approach, I believes that a person can navigate the hardships of life and gain a better understanding of themselves. I believes everyone deserves to receive compassionate and respectful care. I enjoys working with people of all ages and walks of life. Anxiety, grief, performance anxiety, low self-esteem/ self-image, anger management, nutritional impact on mental health and relational issues are a few of the areas in which I enjoys working.
(817) 660-7748 View (817) 660-7748
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Alex Strahan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76116
My ideal client is anyone who wants to feel better. My clients may struggle with depression, anxiety, chronic stress, or unresolved trauma. My clients come into my office prepared and ready to access new tools to help soothe their nervous system, heal from past wounds, and create more meaningful relationships.
My ideal client is anyone who wants to feel better. My clients may struggle with depression, anxiety, chronic stress, or unresolved trauma. My clients come into my office prepared and ready to access new tools to help soothe their nervous system, heal from past wounds, and create more meaningful relationships.
(682) 463-1316 View (682) 463-1316

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Fort Worth, TX

1,000+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Fort Worth, TX who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
77% Self Esteem
75% Coping Skills
68% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
83% Cigna and Evernorth
82% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Fort Worth, TX see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Fort Worth?

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.