Therapists in Houston, TX

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Photo of Christina Moak, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Christina Moak
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77006
Raising children and adolescents can be difficult, draining, confusing, and overwhelming. I understand that parents can feel at their wits end at times, or feel that their child may need an “outsider” to talk to. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and/or parents with a variety of concerns including behavioral issues, school performance, anxieties, social issues, depression, and common issues that accompany adolescence. All parents want to see their child(ren) succeed whether that is in school, their passion, or socially, and I want work alongside your child to help them reach their goals.
Raising children and adolescents can be difficult, draining, confusing, and overwhelming. I understand that parents can feel at their wits end at times, or feel that their child may need an “outsider” to talk to. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and/or parents with a variety of concerns including behavioral issues, school performance, anxieties, social issues, depression, and common issues that accompany adolescence. All parents want to see their child(ren) succeed whether that is in school, their passion, or socially, and I want work alongside your child to help them reach their goals.
(713) 331-5538 x3 View (713) 331-5538 x3
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Christina Avila
LPC Associate, LPC-A, MA
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77008
Not accepting new clients
I am so glad you’ve taken the first step in finding a therapist. I specialize in individual therapy with adolescents and adults. Working with teens also means working with families in the therapeutic process to create a balance in the family. I strive to create a safe space for you to share while showing empathy, acceptance and kindness. My experience includes work focusing on resolving trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues and grief. As your therapist, I work from a Person-Centered approach and provide a non-judgmental space to focus on your growth and empowerment to meet your goals.
I am so glad you’ve taken the first step in finding a therapist. I specialize in individual therapy with adolescents and adults. Working with teens also means working with families in the therapeutic process to create a balance in the family. I strive to create a safe space for you to share while showing empathy, acceptance and kindness. My experience includes work focusing on resolving trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues and grief. As your therapist, I work from a Person-Centered approach and provide a non-judgmental space to focus on your growth and empowerment to meet your goals.
(832) 742-6526 View (832) 742-6526
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Veronica Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77098  (Online Only)
The purpose of therapy is to create positive improvement within the individual, and to establish a higher quality of life. My approach to counseling/therapy varies somewhat with the needs of my clients. Primarily, I use the cognitive-behavioral approach to counseling/therapy. My style is interactive and I view the therapeutic relationship as a collaboration between client and therapist, for doing so creates equality within the therapeutic setting. Let the transformation begin!
The purpose of therapy is to create positive improvement within the individual, and to establish a higher quality of life. My approach to counseling/therapy varies somewhat with the needs of my clients. Primarily, I use the cognitive-behavioral approach to counseling/therapy. My style is interactive and I view the therapeutic relationship as a collaboration between client and therapist, for doing so creates equality within the therapeutic setting. Let the transformation begin!
(469) 336-6175 View (469) 336-6175
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Jill Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77072
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience providing mental health support to individuals of all ages. I am genuine and down-to-earth, offering a safe and accepting environment. I provide counseling support on issues such as depression, anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem, setting boundaries, relationship issues, abuse, and trauma.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience providing mental health support to individuals of all ages. I am genuine and down-to-earth, offering a safe and accepting environment. I provide counseling support on issues such as depression, anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem, setting boundaries, relationship issues, abuse, and trauma.
(469) 966-1565 View (469) 966-1565
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The Trahan Therapy Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77082
We at The Trahan Therapy Center enjoy working with clients age 14+. Having counseled clients globally with concerns related to self, relationships, family, pre-marital, marital, employment, finances, depression, anger, medication management, bi-polar disorder, weight management, mental health screening and more fall within the spectrum of our expertise. We are open to meeting with you and learning about how we can work together to yield an excellent outcome. We offer virtual and in-person sessions. Let's make your family whole and help you to live your best life. We are shaping minds & changing lives, one at a time.
We at The Trahan Therapy Center enjoy working with clients age 14+. Having counseled clients globally with concerns related to self, relationships, family, pre-marital, marital, employment, finances, depression, anger, medication management, bi-polar disorder, weight management, mental health screening and more fall within the spectrum of our expertise. We are open to meeting with you and learning about how we can work together to yield an excellent outcome. We offer virtual and in-person sessions. Let's make your family whole and help you to live your best life. We are shaping minds & changing lives, one at a time.
(346) 245-5324 View (346) 245-5324
Photo of Jennifer Ekeoba, MBA, MEd
Jennifer Ekeoba
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MBA, MEd
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77056  (Online Only)
Is life "LIFING"? Feel like you are in an exhausting pattern of being misunderstood, overused, undervalued, and overwhelmed? Intrusive negative thoughts and limiting beliefs keeping you up at night? Fear of failure causes self-doubt or perfectionism? Ready to make a change but not sure where and how to start? I'm Jenn and at The SHIFT Mental Wellness, PLLC, I partner with Black women to transform a life narrative of frustration and dissatisfaction to one of confidence, stability and joy. At The SHIFT, you will learn how to rest and relax, reimagine and regain control of your life, and realize and rock as your dope, authentic self!
Is life "LIFING"? Feel like you are in an exhausting pattern of being misunderstood, overused, undervalued, and overwhelmed? Intrusive negative thoughts and limiting beliefs keeping you up at night? Fear of failure causes self-doubt or perfectionism? Ready to make a change but not sure where and how to start? I'm Jenn and at The SHIFT Mental Wellness, PLLC, I partner with Black women to transform a life narrative of frustration and dissatisfaction to one of confidence, stability and joy. At The SHIFT, you will learn how to rest and relax, reimagine and regain control of your life, and realize and rock as your dope, authentic self!
(832) 422-4227 View (832) 422-4227
Photo of Audrey Omenson, MA, LPC-S, Licensed Professional Counselor
Audrey Omenson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77018
Currently accepting new clients, in-person & teletherapy available. Stepping into the process of counseling takes courage, vulnerability, creativity, and curiosity. It requires the use of one’s whole self—body, mind, emotion and spirit. We also all need community to do the work of healing. Finding a trusted counselor can be one such communal support as you move through the process of excavating who you really are from beneath confusing and toxic layers of culture, religion, family messages, trauma, and unhealthy beliefs about yourself and others.
Currently accepting new clients, in-person & teletherapy available. Stepping into the process of counseling takes courage, vulnerability, creativity, and curiosity. It requires the use of one’s whole self—body, mind, emotion and spirit. We also all need community to do the work of healing. Finding a trusted counselor can be one such communal support as you move through the process of excavating who you really are from beneath confusing and toxic layers of culture, religion, family messages, trauma, and unhealthy beliefs about yourself and others.
(713) 804-8393 View (713) 804-8393
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Jennifer Alexander
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77063
I am a licensed clinical psychologist. I have particular training, expertise, and experience in providing evidence-based treatment for Tourette's/tic disorders, hair-pulling, skin-picking, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and anxiety disorders (including generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and phobias). I enjoy working with children, teens, and adults.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist. I have particular training, expertise, and experience in providing evidence-based treatment for Tourette's/tic disorders, hair-pulling, skin-picking, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and anxiety disorders (including generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and phobias). I enjoy working with children, teens, and adults.
(346) 239-8189 View (346) 239-8189
Photo of Dr. Jeff J. Rocker, PhD, NCC, LPC, LMHC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Dr. Jeff J. Rocker
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77057
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 14 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 14 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
(281) 984-5276 View (281) 984-5276
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Walker Peacock
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77057
Waitlist for new clients
My professional experience has emphasized lifespan development, and has allowed me the opportunity to work with children, adolescents, and adults of diverse backgrounds. Many of my clients come in for help with treating specific problems such as ADHD, Anxiety, and Depression. Others come in seeking consultation for a variety of life issues including difficulty with organization, impulse control, and emotional expression. I provide psychological services for individuals, families, parents, and professionals. If you have any questions about my practice, please call or email me. I will respond within 24 hours.
My professional experience has emphasized lifespan development, and has allowed me the opportunity to work with children, adolescents, and adults of diverse backgrounds. Many of my clients come in for help with treating specific problems such as ADHD, Anxiety, and Depression. Others come in seeking consultation for a variety of life issues including difficulty with organization, impulse control, and emotional expression. I provide psychological services for individuals, families, parents, and professionals. If you have any questions about my practice, please call or email me. I will respond within 24 hours.
(281) 336-0374 View (281) 336-0374
Photo of Michelle Muckelroy, MA, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Michelle Muckelroy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77091  (Online Only)
Feelings of stress and imbalance are common place in our rapidly evolving world; restoring balance to our lives can be that positive change we seek to reclaim a sense of peace. Collaboratively, clients and I can work together to rehabilitate thoughts, actions, and feelings to bring about positive change in a welcoming and confidential environment. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor; I am also a certified educator and school counselor with 15 years experience. I have counseling experience in early childhood development, teen and women's issues, depression, anger and stress management, individual, marriage and family counseling.
Feelings of stress and imbalance are common place in our rapidly evolving world; restoring balance to our lives can be that positive change we seek to reclaim a sense of peace. Collaboratively, clients and I can work together to rehabilitate thoughts, actions, and feelings to bring about positive change in a welcoming and confidential environment. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor; I am also a certified educator and school counselor with 15 years experience. I have counseling experience in early childhood development, teen and women's issues, depression, anger and stress management, individual, marriage and family counseling.
(682) 587-1759 View (682) 587-1759
Photo of Dr. Chelsie N Sargent, DPC, LPC-S, Licensed Professional Counselor
Dr. Chelsie N Sargent
Licensed Professional Counselor, DPC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77025
Oftentimes, "counseling" has a negative connotation - counseling is for people who have something "wrong" with them, or it's for people too weak to handle their problems on their own. I don't buy that. We live in a hurried and difficult world. Pain and confusion seem to shadow us wherever we go. Sometimes our relationships slip. Sometimes we find ourselves puzzled about meaning and purpose. Sometimes we just need someone to help us make healthy choices. In my office here in Houston, you'll find therapy is confidential, safe, and solution-oriented.
Oftentimes, "counseling" has a negative connotation - counseling is for people who have something "wrong" with them, or it's for people too weak to handle their problems on their own. I don't buy that. We live in a hurried and difficult world. Pain and confusion seem to shadow us wherever we go. Sometimes our relationships slip. Sometimes we find ourselves puzzled about meaning and purpose. Sometimes we just need someone to help us make healthy choices. In my office here in Houston, you'll find therapy is confidential, safe, and solution-oriented.
(713) 766-5866 View (713) 766-5866
Photo of Kathryn Tipton, MA, LPC, PMH-C, Licensed Professional Counselor
Kathryn Tipton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77006
I'm here to walk alongside you on your maternal mental health journey. I specialize in supporting women facing infertility, anxious pregnancies, postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD, and trauma. Your experience is unique, and I'm here to provide a safe and understanding space. Together, we'll navigate the complexities, heal from within, and uncover your inner strength. With over 12 years of therapy experience, I provide a blend of warmth, humor, and sensitivity. You don't have to have it all together in my office. You can let go of "being all to everyone else" and spend time honoring what we often neglect - yourself.
I'm here to walk alongside you on your maternal mental health journey. I specialize in supporting women facing infertility, anxious pregnancies, postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD, and trauma. Your experience is unique, and I'm here to provide a safe and understanding space. Together, we'll navigate the complexities, heal from within, and uncover your inner strength. With over 12 years of therapy experience, I provide a blend of warmth, humor, and sensitivity. You don't have to have it all together in my office. You can let go of "being all to everyone else" and spend time honoring what we often neglect - yourself.
(713) 348-9125 x2 View (713) 348-9125 x2
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Ivy Ruths
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77006
At Houston Anxiety & Wellness Center, I help high achieving parents and their high achieving children find balance and peace amongst the chaos! Anxiety, avoidant behaviors, and negative thinking often rob us of joy. Fear of failure or the unknown can be extremely limiting. Perfectionism is often a dead end road. Communication difficulties and parenting missteps create stress in our most important and treasured relationships. There isn’t a one-way-fits-all best way to parent, live, or achieve success. But, there are evidence based treatments, supported by data, that have the ability to transform your family and change your life!
At Houston Anxiety & Wellness Center, I help high achieving parents and their high achieving children find balance and peace amongst the chaos! Anxiety, avoidant behaviors, and negative thinking often rob us of joy. Fear of failure or the unknown can be extremely limiting. Perfectionism is often a dead end road. Communication difficulties and parenting missteps create stress in our most important and treasured relationships. There isn’t a one-way-fits-all best way to parent, live, or achieve success. But, there are evidence based treatments, supported by data, that have the ability to transform your family and change your life!
(832) 205-8120 View (832) 205-8120
Photo of Flor Aponte, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Flor Aponte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77058
“Your mental health is everything — prioritize it. Make the time like your life depends on it because it does.” — Mel Robbins. I believe that I didn't choose to be a mental health professional, the profession chose me. I remember helping my friends in High school with their traumas and life transition issues. The ability to connect and make people feel comfortable talking to me about their personal stories took me on this professional path. What I love the most about being a mental health professional is having the opportunity and privilege of being a part of people’s journeys.
“Your mental health is everything — prioritize it. Make the time like your life depends on it because it does.” — Mel Robbins. I believe that I didn't choose to be a mental health professional, the profession chose me. I remember helping my friends in High school with their traumas and life transition issues. The ability to connect and make people feel comfortable talking to me about their personal stories took me on this professional path. What I love the most about being a mental health professional is having the opportunity and privilege of being a part of people’s journeys.
(832) 481-7148 View (832) 481-7148
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Inga K. Pinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77068
Here at the IKP Counseling Center, therapy is offered to families, individuals, and children covering a broad range of issues. Whether you are having problems with your children, depression, etc., the IKP Counseling Center is a place where you can come and get guidance from a dual licensed therapist who is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).
Here at the IKP Counseling Center, therapy is offered to families, individuals, and children covering a broad range of issues. Whether you are having problems with your children, depression, etc., the IKP Counseling Center is a place where you can come and get guidance from a dual licensed therapist who is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).
(713) 597-6613 View (713) 597-6613
Photo of Jinelle Williams, MEd, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jinelle Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77015
When anxiety and emotions become overwhelming you need someone to talk to. Yes, there's family and friends but sometimes that's not enough. You can’t avoid the bumpy ride but you can learn ways to get through the ups and downs that will happen in life. I’m here to listen and offer guidance to get you through the tough times.
When anxiety and emotions become overwhelming you need someone to talk to. Yes, there's family and friends but sometimes that's not enough. You can’t avoid the bumpy ride but you can learn ways to get through the ups and downs that will happen in life. I’m here to listen and offer guidance to get you through the tough times.
(346) 258-7027 View (346) 258-7027
Photo of Tasha Guerin, MS, LPC-S, Licensed Professional Counselor
Tasha Guerin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77090
My mission is to empower individuals to take control of their destiny and function productively by providing them with the necessary skills to realize their dreams through counseling, education, social skills training, motivation, and participating in the treatment of abnormal behaviors. The goal is to complete that missing piece of the puzzle that creates a balanced and purposeful life.
My mission is to empower individuals to take control of their destiny and function productively by providing them with the necessary skills to realize their dreams through counseling, education, social skills training, motivation, and participating in the treatment of abnormal behaviors. The goal is to complete that missing piece of the puzzle that creates a balanced and purposeful life.
(832) 384-9258 View (832) 384-9258
Photo of Cheryl Rhode, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Cheryl Rhode
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77027
My philosophy is that every person has the potential to meet their goals and live a fulfilling life. It is my goal to help people strengthen their relationships with themselves and others, increase natural strengths and improve reactions to stress and challenge. The person most suited to my practice is one who is ready to commit to engaging in the work necessary for greater self-awareness and change. I see people with a variety of conditions including depression, anxiety and grief.
My philosophy is that every person has the potential to meet their goals and live a fulfilling life. It is my goal to help people strengthen their relationships with themselves and others, increase natural strengths and improve reactions to stress and challenge. The person most suited to my practice is one who is ready to commit to engaging in the work necessary for greater self-awareness and change. I see people with a variety of conditions including depression, anxiety and grief.
(281) 519-6939 View (281) 519-6939
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Dr. Dana Jennings
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77009  (Online Only)
Dr. Dana (affectionately known as "The Brunch Psychologist") received her PhD from Tennessee State University in Counseling Psychology. She also earned a Master's and a Specialist’s degree in Education from the University of Georgia in Professional School Counseling. Dr. Dana worked as a school counselor for 12 years before returning to school to pursue her Ph.D. Currently, she is a licensed professional counselor in Georgia and completing her final requirements for a licensed psychologist (LP) in Texas and Alabama. My clinical interests include young adults, adolescents, couples, and families.
Dr. Dana (affectionately known as "The Brunch Psychologist") received her PhD from Tennessee State University in Counseling Psychology. She also earned a Master's and a Specialist’s degree in Education from the University of Georgia in Professional School Counseling. Dr. Dana worked as a school counselor for 12 years before returning to school to pursue her Ph.D. Currently, she is a licensed professional counselor in Georgia and completing her final requirements for a licensed psychologist (LP) in Texas and Alabama. My clinical interests include young adults, adolescents, couples, and families.
(650) 746-8857 View (650) 746-8857

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Houston, TX

3,000+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Houston, TX who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
73% Self Esteem
70% Coping Skills
67% Relationship Issues
65% Stress
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
81% Cigna and Evernorth
79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Houston, TX see their clients

53% In Person and Online
47% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Houston?

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.