Therapists in Houston, TX

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Photo of Erin Rasbeary, MEd, Licensed Professional Counselor
Erin Rasbeary
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77018  (Online Only)
Deciding to start the journey towards mental wellness can be very daunting, yet here you are embracing the potential unknown and taking the first step for yourself. As you take these steps towards self-discovery, it’s vital to have key elements present, such as, a safe and trusting space that encourages growth, open-mindedness to the process, an understanding that the goal is not perfection but to make progress, and someone who walks with you along that journey with empathy, patience, non-judgement, humility, and respect of who you are, your beliefs and values, and what you want out of life.
Deciding to start the journey towards mental wellness can be very daunting, yet here you are embracing the potential unknown and taking the first step for yourself. As you take these steps towards self-discovery, it’s vital to have key elements present, such as, a safe and trusting space that encourages growth, open-mindedness to the process, an understanding that the goal is not perfection but to make progress, and someone who walks with you along that journey with empathy, patience, non-judgement, humility, and respect of who you are, your beliefs and values, and what you want out of life.
(281) 502-8750 View (281) 502-8750
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Denetrius Hunter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77277  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
How many more times will you try to carry your burdens alone? How many more times will you smile for the rest of the world, when inside you feel empty or frustrated and overwhelmed? Life is full of challenges, but you don’t have to face them alone. I think it's wonderful that you have decided to take such a brave step forward in your journey towards clarity and healing.
How many more times will you try to carry your burdens alone? How many more times will you smile for the rest of the world, when inside you feel empty or frustrated and overwhelmed? Life is full of challenges, but you don’t have to face them alone. I think it's wonderful that you have decided to take such a brave step forward in your journey towards clarity and healing.
(281) 984-4893 View (281) 984-4893
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Teresa Petersen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77057  (Online Only)
Do you feel "stuck" in the past, destructive behavior patterns, or judge yourself harshly? Your mind races and you have to plan 10 steps ahead and still don't feel "ok!" Do you feel disconnected or overwhelmed by your mind or body and not able to live the life you want? Please call me, together we can gently begin the process of change and healing. It may feel impossible now, but I quite often reflect upon the following quote "...do the thing you think you cannot do" by Eleanor Roosevelt. In making this call you will find a place where you are valued and nurtured, to gently and compassionately begin your healing journey.
Do you feel "stuck" in the past, destructive behavior patterns, or judge yourself harshly? Your mind races and you have to plan 10 steps ahead and still don't feel "ok!" Do you feel disconnected or overwhelmed by your mind or body and not able to live the life you want? Please call me, together we can gently begin the process of change and healing. It may feel impossible now, but I quite often reflect upon the following quote "...do the thing you think you cannot do" by Eleanor Roosevelt. In making this call you will find a place where you are valued and nurtured, to gently and compassionately begin your healing journey.
(832) 358-3310 View (832) 358-3310
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D&K Counseling Group, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77054
Do you find yourself saying “I just have to push through” or question “why do I feel this way?” How often are you feeling disconnected, on autopilot, tired, down or unsettled and on edge? Or maybe you witnessed this? Do you often hear, “No! "Mine!" "Leave me alone!" "I don't want it!" "Go away!" "I hate you!" Screaming and yelling from your youth. Experiencing and witnessing out of control moods and being out of sync creates significant stress that impacts us on multiple levels. It is hard to cope. You need help. We are here for you.
Do you find yourself saying “I just have to push through” or question “why do I feel this way?” How often are you feeling disconnected, on autopilot, tired, down or unsettled and on edge? Or maybe you witnessed this? Do you often hear, “No! "Mine!" "Leave me alone!" "I don't want it!" "Go away!" "I hate you!" Screaming and yelling from your youth. Experiencing and witnessing out of control moods and being out of sync creates significant stress that impacts us on multiple levels. It is hard to cope. You need help. We are here for you.
(281) 609-4868 View (281) 609-4868
Photo of Elizabeth Miller, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT, Licensed Professional Counselor
Elizabeth Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77098
Are you or your loved one feeling lonely, stressed, overwhelmed or downright exhausted? If so, I am here to help you navigate the twists and turns that inherently come with being human. I know how difficult it can be to enter a new season of life with no guidebook. Together, we can navigate your current challenges and also work through past traumas and patterns that may be holding you back from living the life that you want. I am here to help you mindfully navigate your journey in a compassionate, safe and therapeutic environment.
Are you or your loved one feeling lonely, stressed, overwhelmed or downright exhausted? If so, I am here to help you navigate the twists and turns that inherently come with being human. I know how difficult it can be to enter a new season of life with no guidebook. Together, we can navigate your current challenges and also work through past traumas and patterns that may be holding you back from living the life that you want. I am here to help you mindfully navigate your journey in a compassionate, safe and therapeutic environment.
(832) 769-4404 View (832) 769-4404
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Sydney Dean
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77040
I am a therapist who strives to create a safe space for my clients to laugh, cry, be vulnerable, and be strong. My clients may begin their journey with me feeling depressed, confused, frustrated, and alone. We work together to discover the strength, power, and resilience that was in them all along. Some of the things we work on are depression, anxiety, sexual challenges, grief, loss, and anger.
I am a therapist who strives to create a safe space for my clients to laugh, cry, be vulnerable, and be strong. My clients may begin their journey with me feeling depressed, confused, frustrated, and alone. We work together to discover the strength, power, and resilience that was in them all along. Some of the things we work on are depression, anxiety, sexual challenges, grief, loss, and anger.
(832) 979-7879 View (832) 979-7879
Photo of Viviana A. Coles, DMFT, LMFT-S, CST, Marriage & Family Therapist
Viviana A. Coles
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMFT, LMFT-S, CST
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77008
I'm licensed in TX/CA/NY/FL and I am a Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy/Certified Sex Therapist/Author of "The 4 Intimacy Styles" and "The Dr. Viviana Method for Intimate Reconnection" (online program for couples). My therapeutic approach is brief and solution-oriented, so I do recognize the importance of how my clients' problems have come about, but I place a higher value on offering my clients new and fresh solutions. I take into account what clients have tried in the past and help them to come up with changes that will be long-lasting and efficient.
I'm licensed in TX/CA/NY/FL and I am a Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy/Certified Sex Therapist/Author of "The 4 Intimacy Styles" and "The Dr. Viviana Method for Intimate Reconnection" (online program for couples). My therapeutic approach is brief and solution-oriented, so I do recognize the importance of how my clients' problems have come about, but I place a higher value on offering my clients new and fresh solutions. I take into account what clients have tried in the past and help them to come up with changes that will be long-lasting and efficient.
(800) 913-9613 View (800) 913-9613
Photo of Amber Dumas, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Amber Dumas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77002  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Amber, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker serving adults ages 18 and beyond in Vermont and Texas. I am currently based in Dallas, TX, I'm passionate about empowering individuals to lead fulfilling lives. With a focus on strength-based approaches, I believe in harnessing your innate resilience and capabilities to navigate life's challenges. My goal is to help you unlock your full potential and lead a more meaningful and authentic life.
Hello, I'm Amber, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker serving adults ages 18 and beyond in Vermont and Texas. I am currently based in Dallas, TX, I'm passionate about empowering individuals to lead fulfilling lives. With a focus on strength-based approaches, I believe in harnessing your innate resilience and capabilities to navigate life's challenges. My goal is to help you unlock your full potential and lead a more meaningful and authentic life.
(346) 258-7492 View (346) 258-7492
Photo of Christopher S Marullo, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Christopher S Marullo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77058  (Online Only)
I look forward to helping people connect with their values, discover their strengths, and build healthy coping skills so they can work the through the difficult times and enjoy and appreciate the good times. I enjoy the therapeutic process and consider it a privilege to help others. I strive to create an understanding and empathic therapeutic environment. Whether it be depression, anxiety, or a struggle with an unexpected change in life, my goal is to offer you individualized treatment with evidenced-based approaches.
I look forward to helping people connect with their values, discover their strengths, and build healthy coping skills so they can work the through the difficult times and enjoy and appreciate the good times. I enjoy the therapeutic process and consider it a privilege to help others. I strive to create an understanding and empathic therapeutic environment. Whether it be depression, anxiety, or a struggle with an unexpected change in life, my goal is to offer you individualized treatment with evidenced-based approaches.
(281) 609-6323 View (281) 609-6323
Photo of Eynar Hernandez At Cypress Counseling Behavioral Center, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Eynar Hernandez At Cypress Counseling Behavioral Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77095
Hello my name is Eynar Hernandez, I am a Bilingual therapist working with Cypress Counseling & Behavioral Center, named the Best Therapy Services in Cy-Fair! I provide individual counseling for teens, adults, and elders, and couples facing marital concerns. I specialize in Anxiety, ADHD/ADD, Depression, Trauma, and men’s problems. I use various approaches matching the client’s needs.
Hello my name is Eynar Hernandez, I am a Bilingual therapist working with Cypress Counseling & Behavioral Center, named the Best Therapy Services in Cy-Fair! I provide individual counseling for teens, adults, and elders, and couples facing marital concerns. I specialize in Anxiety, ADHD/ADD, Depression, Trauma, and men’s problems. I use various approaches matching the client’s needs.
(346) 708-5753 View (346) 708-5753
Photo of Dr. Stephanie Leona Bloodworth, PsyD, LMFT-S, Marriage & Family Therapist
Dr. Stephanie Leona Bloodworth
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77027
You've taken care of everyone else's problems your whole life, but now you need support yourself. Strong people need support! Seeking a therapist is a large step in self-determination: let's make you the best expert about your own life. Visit with me in the Post Oak area of Houston, or online from anywhere in Texas. My approach is to facilitate your goal of balance and well-being with an eclectic practice tailored to your needs as an individual, couple, or family. My goal is to support your process of navigating life and becoming stronger for your experiences.
You've taken care of everyone else's problems your whole life, but now you need support yourself. Strong people need support! Seeking a therapist is a large step in self-determination: let's make you the best expert about your own life. Visit with me in the Post Oak area of Houston, or online from anywhere in Texas. My approach is to facilitate your goal of balance and well-being with an eclectic practice tailored to your needs as an individual, couple, or family. My goal is to support your process of navigating life and becoming stronger for your experiences.
(832) 422-8005 View (832) 422-8005
Photo of Lillian Park, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Lillian Park
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77002  (Online Only)
Hello, I’m Lillian. Do you ever wonder if you can feel less stuck in life? Is it hard to imagine what thriving could look like for you? I strive to work together to help process your thoughts and feelings to untangle your clouded mind and find balance mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Hello, I’m Lillian. Do you ever wonder if you can feel less stuck in life? Is it hard to imagine what thriving could look like for you? I strive to work together to help process your thoughts and feelings to untangle your clouded mind and find balance mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
(832) 981-1230 View (832) 981-1230
Photo of Sonja Hebert, MEd, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Sonja Hebert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77002  (Online Only)
Are you ready to manage stress and anxiety and live the life that you deserve? Life does not have to be so challenging and feel like things are out of control. You can have peace and clarity. Are you struggling with creating healthy routines and habits? Do you constantly feel irritated, on edge or stressed about the future? Having trouble creating and maintaining boundaries, goals and healthy relationships? Ready to stop struggling with life transitions, making the right decisions, and self-love? Then you have found your person! Together, we will build the life you've dreamed of. I am so proud of you for getting here.
Are you ready to manage stress and anxiety and live the life that you deserve? Life does not have to be so challenging and feel like things are out of control. You can have peace and clarity. Are you struggling with creating healthy routines and habits? Do you constantly feel irritated, on edge or stressed about the future? Having trouble creating and maintaining boundaries, goals and healthy relationships? Ready to stop struggling with life transitions, making the right decisions, and self-love? Then you have found your person! Together, we will build the life you've dreamed of. I am so proud of you for getting here.
(832) 662-4737 View (832) 662-4737
Photo of Christie Marie Melonson, MA, LPC-S, PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor
Christie Marie Melonson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77024
My ideal client is anyone who is eager to make changes toward a healthier and more fulfilling life emotionally, mentally, physically, career wise or spiritually. My therapeutic approach is based on empowering each client I work with and helping them to use inner resources as well as the resources around them. I adjust my techniques and approaches to the needs of each client and pride myself on practicing cultural flexibility. I understand that clients want responsiveness, respect, knowledge, resources, and a therapist who can empathize. Clients want to be truly heard. I am here to listen and to facilitate your healing.
My ideal client is anyone who is eager to make changes toward a healthier and more fulfilling life emotionally, mentally, physically, career wise or spiritually. My therapeutic approach is based on empowering each client I work with and helping them to use inner resources as well as the resources around them. I adjust my techniques and approaches to the needs of each client and pride myself on practicing cultural flexibility. I understand that clients want responsiveness, respect, knowledge, resources, and a therapist who can empathize. Clients want to be truly heard. I am here to listen and to facilitate your healing.
(713) 360-1599 View (713) 360-1599
Photo of Meagan Nicole Houston, PhD, SAP, Psychologist
Meagan Nicole Houston
Psychologist, PhD, SAP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77069
My diverse therapy skill sets allow me to work with almost any client presenting with a variety of interpersonal, occupational, and academic concerns. I am able to assist clients dealing with stage of life changes, self-harm behaviors, sexuality and gender concerns (LGBTQI+ Ally), relationship problems, mood disorders, sex addictions, women's issues, men's issues, spirituality concerns, and substance abuse concerns. I have been trained and certified as a Gottman Method Level 2 couples therapist and I am currently providing therapeutic services to include individual therapy, family therapy, couples, premarital and marital therapy.
My diverse therapy skill sets allow me to work with almost any client presenting with a variety of interpersonal, occupational, and academic concerns. I am able to assist clients dealing with stage of life changes, self-harm behaviors, sexuality and gender concerns (LGBTQI+ Ally), relationship problems, mood disorders, sex addictions, women's issues, men's issues, spirituality concerns, and substance abuse concerns. I have been trained and certified as a Gottman Method Level 2 couples therapist and I am currently providing therapeutic services to include individual therapy, family therapy, couples, premarital and marital therapy.
(281) 506-2078 View (281) 506-2078
Photo of Denesha Alexander, P, h, D, Licensed Professional Counselor
Denesha Alexander
Licensed Professional Counselor, P, h, D
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77068
Have you been struggling with what you want and how to get there? Is it Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Poor Sleep, Grief or maybe you don't even know? Let's figure it out together and get your life moving in a different direction. I am available virtually and in person. Your life is worth living and living to the fullest. Teenage years can be difficult to navigate. I see youth in my practice working on many of the challenges they face. We also offer a camp for victims of bullying that includes sessions twice per week (not paid by insurance). These sessions empower adolescents to confront social cruelty, bullying and injustice.
Have you been struggling with what you want and how to get there? Is it Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Poor Sleep, Grief or maybe you don't even know? Let's figure it out together and get your life moving in a different direction. I am available virtually and in person. Your life is worth living and living to the fullest. Teenage years can be difficult to navigate. I see youth in my practice working on many of the challenges they face. We also offer a camp for victims of bullying that includes sessions twice per week (not paid by insurance). These sessions empower adolescents to confront social cruelty, bullying and injustice.
(281) 532-8221 View (281) 532-8221
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Adrian Yam
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77057
My clinical background comes from years of experience and practice working with diverse populations. Each situation/issue/fear/concern is viewed as an opportunity for unblocking a personal path towards inner growth and living a fuller life. As a therapist, I concentrate on what is of utmost important to the individual.(Completely bilingual- se habla español. Sirvase hacer una cita.)
My clinical background comes from years of experience and practice working with diverse populations. Each situation/issue/fear/concern is viewed as an opportunity for unblocking a personal path towards inner growth and living a fuller life. As a therapist, I concentrate on what is of utmost important to the individual.(Completely bilingual- se habla español. Sirvase hacer una cita.)
(713) 659-0923 View (713) 659-0923
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Barbie Atkinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77008
You are feeling tired, restless, antsy, empty, confused, and wanting to sort out the *stuff* in your head and heart. You want to find your footing in your family, or your marriage, or your parenting and yourself. You are done with doing things the same ol' way. You are reading these profiles asking yourself "who will hear me", "who will get me", or "who can I tell my story to?" I have good news, you are the expert of your own life and with that, you and I create a partnership and it is the foundation of our therapeutic alliance.
You are feeling tired, restless, antsy, empty, confused, and wanting to sort out the *stuff* in your head and heart. You want to find your footing in your family, or your marriage, or your parenting and yourself. You are done with doing things the same ol' way. You are reading these profiles asking yourself "who will hear me", "who will get me", or "who can I tell my story to?" I have good news, you are the expert of your own life and with that, you and I create a partnership and it is the foundation of our therapeutic alliance.
(281) 819-5793 View (281) 819-5793
Photo of Andrea Sanchez - InTown Counseling + Consulting, MSW, LCSW-S, TTS, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
InTown Counseling + Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-S, TTS
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77008  (Online Only)
Experience across various social aspects including mental health, substance abuse, and trauma.Treatment modalities depend on patient needs from depression, to anxiety, to issues related to life changes. My goal is to provide all services compassionately with each individual's best interest at heart. Experiencia en diversos aspectos incluyendo salud mental, problemas de abusos de sustancias, control de impulsos, trauma, problemas de pareja, trastornos relacionados con la infancia y mas. Las modalidades de tratamiento varían de las necesidades del paciente. Mi objetivo es ofrecer servicios con empatía y asistir a encontrar claridad.
Experience across various social aspects including mental health, substance abuse, and trauma.Treatment modalities depend on patient needs from depression, to anxiety, to issues related to life changes. My goal is to provide all services compassionately with each individual's best interest at heart. Experiencia en diversos aspectos incluyendo salud mental, problemas de abusos de sustancias, control de impulsos, trauma, problemas de pareja, trastornos relacionados con la infancia y mas. Las modalidades de tratamiento varían de las necesidades del paciente. Mi objetivo es ofrecer servicios con empatía y asistir a encontrar claridad.
(832) 924-0480 View (832) 924-0480
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Jopy Baker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77072  (Online Only)
Seeking balance amid life's chaos? Struggling with trauma, depression, or anxiety? Yearning for a deeper connection with yourself and others? Let's embark on a journey of healing and growth, integrating the therapeutic power of nature into our sessions.
Seeking balance amid life's chaos? Struggling with trauma, depression, or anxiety? Yearning for a deeper connection with yourself and others? Let's embark on a journey of healing and growth, integrating the therapeutic power of nature into our sessions.
(737) 250-0304 View (737) 250-0304
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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
66% Relationship Issues
65% Stress
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
81% Cigna and Evernorth
78% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Houston, TX see their clients

52% In Person and Online
48% 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.