Therapists in Houston Heights, Houston, TX

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Kelli L. Wright
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77008
I have a private practice in Houston Heights. My doctoral training was completed at the University of Houston, Loma Linda VA in California, and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. I see people with a variety challenges, but substance use issues, anxiety, and depression are my areas of specialization. My approach to therapy stems from acceptance and mindfulness strategies, meaning I help people identify who and what is most important to them and then to move in a positive way in those directions, despite the unpleasant feelings that often keep us stuck.
I have a private practice in Houston Heights. My doctoral training was completed at the University of Houston, Loma Linda VA in California, and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. I see people with a variety challenges, but substance use issues, anxiety, and depression are my areas of specialization. My approach to therapy stems from acceptance and mindfulness strategies, meaning I help people identify who and what is most important to them and then to move in a positive way in those directions, despite the unpleasant feelings that often keep us stuck.
(713) 338-9238 View (713) 338-9238
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LaShondra Giles
LPC Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77007
LaShondra Giles is a dedicated and compassionate Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-A) based in Texas, with a rich background in education and counseling that uniquely positions her to support individuals, families, and children over the age of ten, especially through the turbulent teenage years. LaShondra holds a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas State University and a Master’s degree in School Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
LaShondra Giles is a dedicated and compassionate Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-A) based in Texas, with a rich background in education and counseling that uniquely positions her to support individuals, families, and children over the age of ten, especially through the turbulent teenage years. LaShondra holds a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas State University and a Master’s degree in School Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
(832) 780-4660 View (832) 780-4660
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Violet Moon
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77007  (Online Only)
Compounded complex trauma often leaves survivors isolated, where the weight of their experiences becomes an unbearable burden with few places to turn, and even fewer people who truly understand and sit with you in it. From a place of deep and personal knowing, I'm driven to show up with fierce compassion for those who feel terrified and alone. Love, as a daily choice, practice, and unwavering commitment, is my guiding force. And, I believe we can break the cycles of generational, societal, and familial pain to build a home within ourselves we have always deserved.
Compounded complex trauma often leaves survivors isolated, where the weight of their experiences becomes an unbearable burden with few places to turn, and even fewer people who truly understand and sit with you in it. From a place of deep and personal knowing, I'm driven to show up with fierce compassion for those who feel terrified and alone. Love, as a daily choice, practice, and unwavering commitment, is my guiding force. And, I believe we can break the cycles of generational, societal, and familial pain to build a home within ourselves we have always deserved.
(832) 432-0962 View (832) 432-0962
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Haileigh Pettigrew
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CSC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77007
Are you a parent or young adult looking for counseling for either yourself or your child/teen? Myself and my dog, Zoey, are here for you! Zoey and I work as a team to provide Animal Assisted Counseling to our clients. It is our goal to provide a space for clients where all feel safe and comfortable. I believe in an encouraging approach that is collaborative, empathetic, and respectful. I integrate play and activities, to assist my clients in their goals as well as cultivate growth, change, resiliency, authenticity, and healing.
Are you a parent or young adult looking for counseling for either yourself or your child/teen? Myself and my dog, Zoey, are here for you! Zoey and I work as a team to provide Animal Assisted Counseling to our clients. It is our goal to provide a space for clients where all feel safe and comfortable. I believe in an encouraging approach that is collaborative, empathetic, and respectful. I integrate play and activities, to assist my clients in their goals as well as cultivate growth, change, resiliency, authenticity, and healing.
(713) 364-9940 View (713) 364-9940
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Crystal Ross
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77007
Crystal Ross is a dynamic and compassionate therapist with a rich background in supporting individuals, couples, partners, and young adults through a variety of challenges. Born in Massachusetts and having lived in various parts of the United States, including a significant portion of her life in Texas, Crystal brings a wide range of cultural and personal experiences to her practice. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Hawaii Pacific State University and is a licensed master social worker (LMSW), skilled in a broad spectrum of therapeutic modalities.
Crystal Ross is a dynamic and compassionate therapist with a rich background in supporting individuals, couples, partners, and young adults through a variety of challenges. Born in Massachusetts and having lived in various parts of the United States, including a significant portion of her life in Texas, Crystal brings a wide range of cultural and personal experiences to her practice. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Hawaii Pacific State University and is a licensed master social worker (LMSW), skilled in a broad spectrum of therapeutic modalities.
(832) 224-3682 View (832) 224-3682
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Kellie Klinck
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77008
Waitlist for new clients
I have a heart for busy, overworked professionals quietly battling anxiety, depression, PTSD, and/or relationship challenges. I am a great fit for those mid-lifers out there, suddenly in the throes of identity confusion, caretaking aging parents, grief and change, and other existential concerns. I can help anyone needing to slow down and be mindful (not judgmental) of barriers to life satisfaction.
I have a heart for busy, overworked professionals quietly battling anxiety, depression, PTSD, and/or relationship challenges. I am a great fit for those mid-lifers out there, suddenly in the throes of identity confusion, caretaking aging parents, grief and change, and other existential concerns. I can help anyone needing to slow down and be mindful (not judgmental) of barriers to life satisfaction.
(832) 384-8831 View (832) 384-8831
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Myrto Alampanou
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPA, CCTP-II, CCATP, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77008  (Online Only)
Feeling overwhelmed dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, marriage, or life changes? As an affirming, culturally competent, and sex-positive expat therapist, I get it. Our sessions will be a safe place where you are accepted, validated, and treated with respect. This way, you can process, practice, learn, and grow. We will mix and match different interventions, to create a personalized action plan that best fits your own needs, preferences, and goals for therapy.
Feeling overwhelmed dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, marriage, or life changes? As an affirming, culturally competent, and sex-positive expat therapist, I get it. Our sessions will be a safe place where you are accepted, validated, and treated with respect. This way, you can process, practice, learn, and grow. We will mix and match different interventions, to create a personalized action plan that best fits your own needs, preferences, and goals for therapy.
(832) 501-0639 View (832) 501-0639
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Martha Mealy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77007
Clients sometimes ask me why it's easier for them to talk about "heavy" things in my office, versus at home or with their friends. Their second question/concern is about why they should use their resources to take care of themselves instead of other things... My response: Seeking guidance from an unbiased third party usually allows for increased honesty and vulnerability because there's no judgement and no personal relationship with me outside of therapy. Your story matters! Taking care of You is one of the most important commitments that you'll ever make. Self awareness and confidence is something that every person deserves.
Clients sometimes ask me why it's easier for them to talk about "heavy" things in my office, versus at home or with their friends. Their second question/concern is about why they should use their resources to take care of themselves instead of other things... My response: Seeking guidance from an unbiased third party usually allows for increased honesty and vulnerability because there's no judgement and no personal relationship with me outside of therapy. Your story matters! Taking care of You is one of the most important commitments that you'll ever make. Self awareness and confidence is something that every person deserves.
(832) 981-4523 View (832) 981-4523
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Bates Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77008  (Online Only)
Welcome to your transformative therapy journey. I blend an easy-going demeanor, humor, and a solution-oriented approach to nurture growth in each person I work with. My counseling style is built on empathy, respect, and compassion. Together, we will form a partnership that supports you through life's highs and lows. I will encourage you to explore new perspectives and enhance your personal development. It's not just about sessions; it's about forming a true partnership that supports you through both life's triumphs and challenges.
Welcome to your transformative therapy journey. I blend an easy-going demeanor, humor, and a solution-oriented approach to nurture growth in each person I work with. My counseling style is built on empathy, respect, and compassion. Together, we will form a partnership that supports you through life's highs and lows. I will encourage you to explore new perspectives and enhance your personal development. It's not just about sessions; it's about forming a true partnership that supports you through both life's triumphs and challenges.
(713) 364-4613 View (713) 364-4613
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Sean Ryan MacKay
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MEd, LPC-A, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77008
There is nothing more isolating than feeling like you’re alone in your experiences—constantly Googling what “normal” would feel like. Your life feels everything but normal, and in an attempt to make your life seem like everything’s fine, you don’t talk about your anxiety. You don’t talk about the crippling stress you feel at work. You don’t talk about how you haven’t eaten today. You desperately want to feel normal, and you want everyone to think everything is okay. But you are far from okay. You constantly wonder if other people feel the way you do.
There is nothing more isolating than feeling like you’re alone in your experiences—constantly Googling what “normal” would feel like. Your life feels everything but normal, and in an attempt to make your life seem like everything’s fine, you don’t talk about your anxiety. You don’t talk about the crippling stress you feel at work. You don’t talk about how you haven’t eaten today. You desperately want to feel normal, and you want everyone to think everything is okay. But you are far from okay. You constantly wonder if other people feel the way you do.
(713) 804-7374 View (713) 804-7374
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InTown Counseling + Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-S, TTS
Verified Verified
Houston Heights, 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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Charlette Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77007
Charlette Davis is a compassionate and dedicated Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-A) based in Texas, committed to providing support and guidance to individuals, families, and children of all ages. With a Master’s degree in counseling from Prairie View A&M, Charlette brings a wealth of knowledge and empathy to her practice.
Charlette Davis is a compassionate and dedicated Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-A) based in Texas, committed to providing support and guidance to individuals, families, and children of all ages. With a Master’s degree in counseling from Prairie View A&M, Charlette brings a wealth of knowledge and empathy to her practice.
(346) 639-4037 View (346) 639-4037
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Garreth Pfennig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77007
Gary holds a BSW from UH-Downtown, as well as an MSW from UH-GCSW. Gary also is a Trauma Fellow and GLOBE Youth Behavioral Health Fellow. He achieved his LMSW in 2016. Often descried as funny, supportive and outgoing, Gary became a therapist because he loves helping people and enjoys seeing change in someone who is struggling. He hopes his relaxed and open approach helps guests know that they are team. He believes that therapy should be guest-centered and guest-led.
Gary holds a BSW from UH-Downtown, as well as an MSW from UH-GCSW. Gary also is a Trauma Fellow and GLOBE Youth Behavioral Health Fellow. He achieved his LMSW in 2016. Often descried as funny, supportive and outgoing, Gary became a therapist because he loves helping people and enjoys seeing change in someone who is struggling. He hopes his relaxed and open approach helps guests know that they are team. He believes that therapy should be guest-centered and guest-led.
(832) 742-1656 View (832) 742-1656
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April Nguyen
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A, MEd
Verified Verified
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77008
Hello! My name April, and I'm the founder of Sage Counseling Services, a Houston-based private practice! As a counselor, I work with a wide array of clients and presenting concerns. This includes depression, anxiety, perfectionism, self-esteem, gender/sexuality, body image issues, & life transitions. My counseling approach is social justice oriented, and affirming of all cultures, genders, and sexualities. My specialties include working with the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, transition-aged youth (ages 16-25), and those working to determine who they are and what they want in life (i.e., identity exploration).
Hello! My name April, and I'm the founder of Sage Counseling Services, a Houston-based private practice! As a counselor, I work with a wide array of clients and presenting concerns. This includes depression, anxiety, perfectionism, self-esteem, gender/sexuality, body image issues, & life transitions. My counseling approach is social justice oriented, and affirming of all cultures, genders, and sexualities. My specialties include working with the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, transition-aged youth (ages 16-25), and those working to determine who they are and what they want in life (i.e., identity exploration).
(713) 231-5211 View (713) 231-5211
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Kayla Brinkley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified Verified
14 Endorsed
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77008
It’s okay not to have all the answers. And the answers that you do have don’t have to remain the same as you move through each day, month, and year of your life. You are a human being who is constantly evolving and shifting in every moment. Your experience in this world is complex, and your therapy should fit your needs, leaving wiggle room for that plan to evolve with you.
It’s okay not to have all the answers. And the answers that you do have don’t have to remain the same as you move through each day, month, and year of your life. You are a human being who is constantly evolving and shifting in every moment. Your experience in this world is complex, and your therapy should fit your needs, leaving wiggle room for that plan to evolve with you.
(832) 979-4985 View (832) 979-4985
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Nirmeen Valiani
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77008
Hi! I am Nirmeen Valiani, Houston's "Mindful Therapist." My practice motto is, "No issue is too small to be heard." I work with highly driven individuals that value growth and are struggling to keep a work-life balance in today's fast paced world. I specialize in high functioning anxiety (perfectionism, social skills, performance anxiety, guilt/shame, parenting challenges, self criticism, loneliness) and tailor each therapy session to fit your needs and values. Many of my clients appreciate my openness about my own therapy process and find my willingness to share my personal struggles refreshing.
Hi! I am Nirmeen Valiani, Houston's "Mindful Therapist." My practice motto is, "No issue is too small to be heard." I work with highly driven individuals that value growth and are struggling to keep a work-life balance in today's fast paced world. I specialize in high functioning anxiety (perfectionism, social skills, performance anxiety, guilt/shame, parenting challenges, self criticism, loneliness) and tailor each therapy session to fit your needs and values. Many of my clients appreciate my openness about my own therapy process and find my willingness to share my personal struggles refreshing.
(713) 597-4846 View (713) 597-4846
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Jamie Fletcher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77008
Transitioning from what we’ve known our whole life to a new beginning (or even just a new depth) is difficult. It means giving up beliefs or ways of living that didn’t serve us. And when we give up what we’ve known our whole life, it’s hard to envision a new way forward. Sometimes before we can make big changes, we have to understand the past. I believe our bodies hold our stories of struggle and when we don’t fully process what's within us, we can get stuck in our transitions. We will work together to shine a light on life experiences and traumas, and dusty old habits and beliefs that may be holding you back.
Transitioning from what we’ve known our whole life to a new beginning (or even just a new depth) is difficult. It means giving up beliefs or ways of living that didn’t serve us. And when we give up what we’ve known our whole life, it’s hard to envision a new way forward. Sometimes before we can make big changes, we have to understand the past. I believe our bodies hold our stories of struggle and when we don’t fully process what's within us, we can get stuck in our transitions. We will work together to shine a light on life experiences and traumas, and dusty old habits and beliefs that may be holding you back.
(832) 957-0681 View (832) 957-0681
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Ashley Hamm
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CCATP
Verified Verified
14 Endorsed
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77008
Leaving a religion is hard, and can be an isolating process. The people around you may not understand your choices, and you might be dealing with a lot of confusing feelings and thoughts. I help people navigate this process of leaving a religion and choosing a path forward that feels authentic to you. Together we'll explore the unhelpful beliefs that may be sticking around, and all the emotions that come with transitioning away from a religion - anxiety, anger, fear, relief, grief, joy, and sadness.
Leaving a religion is hard, and can be an isolating process. The people around you may not understand your choices, and you might be dealing with a lot of confusing feelings and thoughts. I help people navigate this process of leaving a religion and choosing a path forward that feels authentic to you. Together we'll explore the unhelpful beliefs that may be sticking around, and all the emotions that come with transitioning away from a religion - anxiety, anger, fear, relief, grief, joy, and sadness.
(832) 850-4779 View (832) 850-4779
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Elizabeth McIngvale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77008  (Online Only)
I specialize in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety disorders, working with patients who range in symptom severity and are looking for effective treatment to learn how to manage their OCD, anxiety and related symptoms.
I specialize in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety disorders, working with patients who range in symptom severity and are looking for effective treatment to learn how to manage their OCD, anxiety and related symptoms.
(281) 800-3019 View (281) 800-3019
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Jennifer Chapple
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Not Verified Not Verified
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77008
I just might be the therapist for you if you are someone who feels stuck in life, unable to be free of your unhappiness. If you have lost faith in your abilities, unsure of your purpose in life, or if you find yourself frozen in fear unable to move through your problems and make decisions. As your therapist, I will help you not to judge yourself for these problems, but to accept and learn skills to manage them. Whatever it is that keeps you from living your best life, I would like to share my knowledge and skills with you.
I just might be the therapist for you if you are someone who feels stuck in life, unable to be free of your unhappiness. If you have lost faith in your abilities, unsure of your purpose in life, or if you find yourself frozen in fear unable to move through your problems and make decisions. As your therapist, I will help you not to judge yourself for these problems, but to accept and learn skills to manage them. Whatever it is that keeps you from living your best life, I would like to share my knowledge and skills with you.
(713) 338-9138 View (713) 338-9138

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Number of Therapists in Houston Heights, Houston, TX

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Houston Heights, Houston, TX who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
89% Depression
73% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
70% Stress
68% Life Transitions
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Aetna
80% Cigna and Evernorth
73% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Houston Heights, Houston, TX see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Houston Heights, Houston?

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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.