Therapists in Grayson County, TX

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Photo of Carrie Howard | High-Functioning Anxiety, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Grayson County, TX
Carrie Howard | High-Functioning Anxiety
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCATP
Verified
Gunter, TX 75058  (Online Only)
You come across to others like you have it all together... but on the inside you struggle intensely with issues like fear and anxiety, overthinking/worry, trouble with boundaries, people-pleasing behaviors, perfectionism, self-doubt and have difficulty really FEELING the self-confidence that you project outwardly. Sound familiar? If so, you may be struggling with high-functioning anxiety. This is not a clinical term, but is a very real experience for many people that suffer with anxiety. You want to keep your high-achieving ways and yet finally ditch all that anxiety... and I can help you!
You come across to others like you have it all together... but on the inside you struggle intensely with issues like fear and anxiety, overthinking/worry, trouble with boundaries, people-pleasing behaviors, perfectionism, self-doubt and have difficulty really FEELING the self-confidence that you project outwardly. Sound familiar? If so, you may be struggling with high-functioning anxiety. This is not a clinical term, but is a very real experience for many people that suffer with anxiety. You want to keep your high-achieving ways and yet finally ditch all that anxiety... and I can help you!
(903) 270-5391 View (903) 270-5391
Photo of J (Jaquenette) Robinson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Grayson County, TX
J J (Jaquenette) Robinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Sherman, TX 75090
My ideal client has hope, a feeling of expectation and a desire for a certain thing to happen. Be encouraged. There is hope for that change you have been longing for. With 20+ years of experience in the fields of counseling and education, I delight to join you on your journey of change. I work from a trauma focused model, striving to resolve deeply disturbing experiences, restoring lives that are shaken by events and personal challenges, reestablishing connections and attachments that you were created to enjoy.
My ideal client has hope, a feeling of expectation and a desire for a certain thing to happen. Be encouraged. There is hope for that change you have been longing for. With 20+ years of experience in the fields of counseling and education, I delight to join you on your journey of change. I work from a trauma focused model, striving to resolve deeply disturbing experiences, restoring lives that are shaken by events and personal challenges, reestablishing connections and attachments that you were created to enjoy.
(940) 202-7179 View (940) 202-7179
Photo of Michael Kaprelian, Licensed Professional Counselor in Grayson County, TX
Michael Kaprelian
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S, NCC
Verified
Denison, TX 75020
There are many motivations for seeking psychotherapy. Major life transitions, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems and other stressors often result in feelings of mental and emotional paralysis. As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help my clients uncover their true potential. While we cannot change the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve life's challenges. Through a Cognitive-Behavioral approach, I assist my clients to identify and challenge long-standing thought and behavior patterns that may be roadblocks to experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
There are many motivations for seeking psychotherapy. Major life transitions, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems and other stressors often result in feelings of mental and emotional paralysis. As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help my clients uncover their true potential. While we cannot change the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve life's challenges. Through a Cognitive-Behavioral approach, I assist my clients to identify and challenge long-standing thought and behavior patterns that may be roadblocks to experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(903) 270-5441 View (903) 270-5441
Photo of LoriBeth Brown Blending Family Specialist, Licensed Professional Counselor in Grayson County, TX
LoriBeth Brown Blending Family Specialist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherman, TX 75090
It is vital for each client to feel comfortable with their counselor. Therapy works best when it is open and honest so that trust is built within sessions. The client and counselor work together as a team to find the problems, set goals, and put effort into the solutions so that the client can grow into who they desire to become.
It is vital for each client to feel comfortable with their counselor. Therapy works best when it is open and honest so that trust is built within sessions. The client and counselor work together as a team to find the problems, set goals, and put effort into the solutions so that the client can grow into who they desire to become.
(469) 416-3109 View (469) 416-3109
Photo of Bill Mory, Licensed Professional Counselor in Grayson County, TX
Bill Mory
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, LMFT
Verified
Sherman, TX 75090
Visiting this site today, you are one step closer to a refreshed you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being.
Visiting this site today, you are one step closer to a refreshed you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being.
(903) 560-8139 View (903) 560-8139
Photo of Tracy Powers, Licensed Professional Counselor in Grayson County, TX
Tracy Powers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Sherman, TX 75090
Are you feeling hopeless, helpless, and overwhelmed? Do you feel as though no one understands you? Are you struggling with your relationships? Do you feel as though you just don't fit in anywhere? Are you stuck and don't know where to turn? My passion is to encourage and walk alongside you in your journey to a more peaceful and productive life. My goal is to help you find happiness, to be content with yourself, and to learn how to love and appreciate the unique person that you are.
Are you feeling hopeless, helpless, and overwhelmed? Do you feel as though no one understands you? Are you struggling with your relationships? Do you feel as though you just don't fit in anywhere? Are you stuck and don't know where to turn? My passion is to encourage and walk alongside you in your journey to a more peaceful and productive life. My goal is to help you find happiness, to be content with yourself, and to learn how to love and appreciate the unique person that you are.
(430) 204-2266 View (430) 204-2266
Photo of Leigh Wood, Licensed Professional Counselor in Grayson County, TX
Leigh Wood
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CSC
Verified
Van Alstyne, TX 75495
Waitlist for new clients
Having experience as a teacher and counselor, both in schools and in a private setting, I have an understanding and appreciation for the struggles that children face as they try to navigate their worlds. Now more than ever, people need the space to process hardship and uncertainty while learning news skills to help them adjust and thrive. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified School Counselor who has worked with elementary students and teachers for the past ten years. I earned my MS in Counseling from Texas A&M University-Commerce after receiving my BA in Psychology from the University of North Texas.
Having experience as a teacher and counselor, both in schools and in a private setting, I have an understanding and appreciation for the struggles that children face as they try to navigate their worlds. Now more than ever, people need the space to process hardship and uncertainty while learning news skills to help them adjust and thrive. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified School Counselor who has worked with elementary students and teachers for the past ten years. I earned my MS in Counseling from Texas A&M University-Commerce after receiving my BA in Psychology from the University of North Texas.
(903) 225-8574 View (903) 225-8574
Photo of Counseling Impact, Licensed Professional Counselor in Grayson County, TX
Counseling Impact
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Sherman, TX 75092
Are you confused about your life? Do you struggle to sort out your emotions? Does trauma have you spiraling out of control? Is grief so overwhelming that you are not sure what to do? Have you tried to create healthy relationships only to find yourself hurt and disappointed? Do you feel nervous, fear judgement or struggle discussing the challenges you are experiencing in your life? We all want to live peaceful, happy, stable lives surrounded by people who love and value us! The life you desire is possible!
Are you confused about your life? Do you struggle to sort out your emotions? Does trauma have you spiraling out of control? Is grief so overwhelming that you are not sure what to do? Have you tried to create healthy relationships only to find yourself hurt and disappointed? Do you feel nervous, fear judgement or struggle discussing the challenges you are experiencing in your life? We all want to live peaceful, happy, stable lives surrounded by people who love and value us! The life you desire is possible!
(903) 294-3019 View (903) 294-3019
Photo of Brady Robinson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Grayson County, TX
Brady Robinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherman, TX 75090
Are you ready to do the hard work of change? If so, let's get started. I'm not the kind of counselor that utters a few "uh-huhs" while you talk for an hour. I will challenge you and support you through the process of change and goal seeking. I'm much like a coach, teacher, learning guide, and honest friend. My straightforward Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach will teach you how to confront beliefs and behaviors that aren't serving your goals and objectives. I will challenge you to explore new ways of thinking and believing while giving you tangible skills and tools for your journey.
Are you ready to do the hard work of change? If so, let's get started. I'm not the kind of counselor that utters a few "uh-huhs" while you talk for an hour. I will challenge you and support you through the process of change and goal seeking. I'm much like a coach, teacher, learning guide, and honest friend. My straightforward Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach will teach you how to confront beliefs and behaviors that aren't serving your goals and objectives. I will challenge you to explore new ways of thinking and believing while giving you tangible skills and tools for your journey.
(903) 375-0055 View (903) 375-0055
Photo of Anthony P. Blackburn, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Grayson County, TX
Anthony P. Blackburn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCDC, MBA, MA
Verified
Denison, TX 75020
Same day appointments possible, but I don't file insurance. It is my pleasure to work with people from various backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. My 20 years in the military and five plus decades of living has taught me life can be complicated, and people often get overwhelmed. Rather than condemn them I prefer to help them on their journey to a better quality of life. One of the greatest pleasures in my life is seeing my clients overcome their struggles.
Same day appointments possible, but I don't file insurance. It is my pleasure to work with people from various backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. My 20 years in the military and five plus decades of living has taught me life can be complicated, and people often get overwhelmed. Rather than condemn them I prefer to help them on their journey to a better quality of life. One of the greatest pleasures in my life is seeing my clients overcome their struggles.
(903) 361-6083 View (903) 361-6083
Photo of Melissa Walker, Marriage & Family Therapist in Grayson County, TX
Melissa Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Whitesboro, TX 76273
Attention women: Do you feel unmotivated, hopeless, exhausted, and overwhelmed? Do you struggle to face the day? Do you feel constantly worried, or drained and lifeless? Do you have a pervasive sense of "I'm not good enough?" I can help you. You can be free from emotional pain and live a happier, fuller life. I am passionate about giving you many effective, tailored tools to take charge of your life and feel peace. Equestrians: I also offer Winning Mindset for Equestrians to help you reach your riding goals!
Attention women: Do you feel unmotivated, hopeless, exhausted, and overwhelmed? Do you struggle to face the day? Do you feel constantly worried, or drained and lifeless? Do you have a pervasive sense of "I'm not good enough?" I can help you. You can be free from emotional pain and live a happier, fuller life. I am passionate about giving you many effective, tailored tools to take charge of your life and feel peace. Equestrians: I also offer Winning Mindset for Equestrians to help you reach your riding goals!
(972) 846-4960 View (972) 846-4960
Photo of Malorie Malone, LPC Associate in Grayson County, TX
Malorie Malone
LPC Associate, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherman, TX 75090
Hello! I’m so glad you’re here. One of the most difficult parts of finding a therapist is finding a therapist that clicks with you. That’s part of the reason why I offer consultations prior to booking a full session with me! You and I both want to make sure that I’m someone that can help you in this walk of life that you’re currently in. I believe that every person is going to go through seasons where they need someone to meet them where they are and allow them to be vulnerable about their needs. I want to be able to be that for all of my clients while also giving them tools for growth.
Hello! I’m so glad you’re here. One of the most difficult parts of finding a therapist is finding a therapist that clicks with you. That’s part of the reason why I offer consultations prior to booking a full session with me! You and I both want to make sure that I’m someone that can help you in this walk of life that you’re currently in. I believe that every person is going to go through seasons where they need someone to meet them where they are and allow them to be vulnerable about their needs. I want to be able to be that for all of my clients while also giving them tools for growth.
(903) 945-4094 View (903) 945-4094
Photo of Dr. Una M. Starr, Licensed Professional Counselor in Grayson County, TX
Dr. Una M. Starr
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, MA, LPC, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Denison, TX 75020
Waitlist for new clients
As human beings, we all struggle with difficult life issues that cause us anxiety, depression, anger management issues, grief, loss, separation from loved ones, and a myriad of other emotional and psychological problems. Difficult issues that leave you feeling scared, alone, helpless, trapped, etc. are the issues that I can come along side you and help with. My philosophy of healing and treatment is integrative and client defined; meaning there are no "cookie-cutter" methods of therapy that work the same for everyone. You are an individual and as such, you deserve to be helped in a way that your heart, mind and soul can heal itself.
As human beings, we all struggle with difficult life issues that cause us anxiety, depression, anger management issues, grief, loss, separation from loved ones, and a myriad of other emotional and psychological problems. Difficult issues that leave you feeling scared, alone, helpless, trapped, etc. are the issues that I can come along side you and help with. My philosophy of healing and treatment is integrative and client defined; meaning there are no "cookie-cutter" methods of therapy that work the same for everyone. You are an individual and as such, you deserve to be helped in a way that your heart, mind and soul can heal itself.
(903) 415-6618 x100 View (903) 415-6618 x100
Photo of Mark Macnamara, Counselor in Grayson County, TX
Mark Macnamara
Counselor, MS, LPC
Sherman, TX 75090
We all have issues. Every one of us. And we all tend to deal with them day in and day out, and work our way through them adequately, if not successfully. But sometimes we can just become stuck, and not always recognize what it is, or what we need, or what to do with it. It's easy to become discouraged, or depressed and anxious. or even just numb... just going through the motions. Learning to truly understand ourselves, why we think and feel the way we do, gives us the opportunity to approach those things in a different and healthier way.
We all have issues. Every one of us. And we all tend to deal with them day in and day out, and work our way through them adequately, if not successfully. But sometimes we can just become stuck, and not always recognize what it is, or what we need, or what to do with it. It's easy to become discouraged, or depressed and anxious. or even just numb... just going through the motions. Learning to truly understand ourselves, why we think and feel the way we do, gives us the opportunity to approach those things in a different and healthier way.
(903) 294-4226 View (903) 294-4226
Photo of Melody McKibbin, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Grayson County, TX
Melody McKibbin
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, MA, LPC-A
Verified
1 Endorsed
Denison, TX 75020  (Online Only)
Hello! I’m Melody, your guide through the maze of mental health, armed with DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) Level II Accreditation and a flair for making therapy less of a chore and more of a journey. My expertise? BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder). My passion? Turning the tangles of the mind into a clearer path forward. And when I'm not decoding the human psyche, I'm creating tales of murder and comedy where mannequins aren't just window dressing—they're the main suspects. My downtime involves strategizing world domination with my Russian Blue cats and family and friend hangouts.
Hello! I’m Melody, your guide through the maze of mental health, armed with DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) Level II Accreditation and a flair for making therapy less of a chore and more of a journey. My expertise? BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder). My passion? Turning the tangles of the mind into a clearer path forward. And when I'm not decoding the human psyche, I'm creating tales of murder and comedy where mannequins aren't just window dressing—they're the main suspects. My downtime involves strategizing world domination with my Russian Blue cats and family and friend hangouts.
(903) 698-7455 View (903) 698-7455
Photo of Rob Hall, Licensed Professional Counselor in Grayson County, TX
Rob Hall
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Tom Bean, TX 75489  (Online Only)
Anger, irritability, meltdowns, continued sadness, and moping, constant “I don’t know” responses to questions are only a few of the things that get under our skin as parents. But there is more to a child’s behavior than meets the eye. I partner with youth, their parents, grandparents, and childcare givers just like you to find answers, offer hope, and build a toolbox of skills and resources that helps you cope in a more behavior-changing way. I create a safe place to talk about the ‘why’ underneath the ‘what’ of behaviors you see and in understanding the ‘why’ then a better course of action can be outlined.
Anger, irritability, meltdowns, continued sadness, and moping, constant “I don’t know” responses to questions are only a few of the things that get under our skin as parents. But there is more to a child’s behavior than meets the eye. I partner with youth, their parents, grandparents, and childcare givers just like you to find answers, offer hope, and build a toolbox of skills and resources that helps you cope in a more behavior-changing way. I create a safe place to talk about the ‘why’ underneath the ‘what’ of behaviors you see and in understanding the ‘why’ then a better course of action can be outlined.
(430) 300-0940 View (430) 300-0940
Photo of Tabitha McGinness, Licensed Professional Counselor in Grayson County, TX
Tabitha McGinness
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Van Alstyne, TX 75495  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients. Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and have 4 years of experience with individuals and groups in the public school setting and through teletherapy. I have worked with clients (children, teens, and adults) to help manage anxiety and depression, navigate grief and major life adjustments, and cope with trauma.
Accepting New Clients. Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and have 4 years of experience with individuals and groups in the public school setting and through teletherapy. I have worked with clients (children, teens, and adults) to help manage anxiety and depression, navigate grief and major life adjustments, and cope with trauma.
(903) 225-8606 View (903) 225-8606
Photo of Angela Boring Lic Clin Social Worker-Superviso (Openings For Supervisees), Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Grayson County, TX
Angela Boring Lic Clin Social Worker-Superviso (Openings For Supervisees)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, TX, UT, OR, MA, MAC, SE
Verified
2 Endorsed
Gunter, TX 75058
It's all too much. The never-ending responsibility to care for others at work and meeting your loved one's needs at home is a heavy weight to bear. As a high achiever, you've always been able to take on life's demands. But lately, you're trying to do it all while feeling completely overwhelmed. Overwhelmed with self-doubt, anxiety, and sometimes even feeling debilitated/frozen. At the end of the day, you're disappointed in yourself for being short with others, going through the motions with no real joy, and realizing that none of your own needs were met. You're mentally exhausted, frustrated, & need help getting off this carousel.
It's all too much. The never-ending responsibility to care for others at work and meeting your loved one's needs at home is a heavy weight to bear. As a high achiever, you've always been able to take on life's demands. But lately, you're trying to do it all while feeling completely overwhelmed. Overwhelmed with self-doubt, anxiety, and sometimes even feeling debilitated/frozen. At the end of the day, you're disappointed in yourself for being short with others, going through the motions with no real joy, and realizing that none of your own needs were met. You're mentally exhausted, frustrated, & need help getting off this carousel.
(430) 224-0313 View (430) 224-0313
Photo of Alexa Smith-Osborne, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Grayson County, TX
Alexa Smith-Osborne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-S, ACSW
Verified
Sherman, TX 75090
Help starts here to attain your peak performance level, enhance your development, and remove barriers to meeting your goals and mission in life. I am an experienced and empathetic diagnostician-therapist, LCSW supervisor, and program consultant-researcher. I have practiced over 30 years with individuals, families, groups, entry-level social workers, and business/agencies/workplaces delivering services to maximize strengths and integrate family and social systems. I have specialized experience working with military veterans, service members, and military families and bring to that work the understanding from my own life experience growing up in the Army during war time.
Help starts here to attain your peak performance level, enhance your development, and remove barriers to meeting your goals and mission in life. I am an experienced and empathetic diagnostician-therapist, LCSW supervisor, and program consultant-researcher. I have practiced over 30 years with individuals, families, groups, entry-level social workers, and business/agencies/workplaces delivering services to maximize strengths and integrate family and social systems. I have specialized experience working with military veterans, service members, and military families and bring to that work the understanding from my own life experience growing up in the Army during war time.
(214) 571-6399 View (214) 571-6399
Photo of Carla Sue McGehee, Licensed Professional Counselor in Grayson County, TX
Carla Sue McGehee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Denison, TX 75020
I have worked with a wide variety of clients. My counseling experience dealt with people struggling with depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, chronic pain, and emotional control. I have had success with clients that have anything from a diagnosed disorder to short-term adjustment issues. I believe that attempts at real change create losses that need to be mourned. I have helped clients to let go of old habits that have been a comfort. In the case of situational loss, I can help with reimagining life after loss, be it the death of a loved one to a loss of a job. I have helped others to redefine their future so they can move on.
I have worked with a wide variety of clients. My counseling experience dealt with people struggling with depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, chronic pain, and emotional control. I have had success with clients that have anything from a diagnosed disorder to short-term adjustment issues. I believe that attempts at real change create losses that need to be mourned. I have helped clients to let go of old habits that have been a comfort. In the case of situational loss, I can help with reimagining life after loss, be it the death of a loved one to a loss of a job. I have helped others to redefine their future so they can move on.
(430) 258-4833 View (430) 258-4833

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Number of Therapists in Grayson County, TX

70+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Grayson County, TX who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
83% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
76% Coping Skills
76% Stress
74% Grief

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
80% BlueCross and BlueShield
63% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Grayson County, TX see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Grayson County?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.