Therapists in Lakewood Forest, Houston, TX

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Michelle Michelle Collins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
Lakewood Forest, Houston, TX 77070  (Online Only)
I am a licensed professional counselor and licensed chemical dependency counselor and have been working with individuals for 9 years. My goal is to help clients discover their strengths and thrive. There is so much focus on what is wrong and not enough time spent on what is right and what makes an individual unique. My goals for treatment are to create a therapeutic relationship that allows clients to share openly in a safe place, and to determine root causes and find practical solutions.
I am a licensed professional counselor and licensed chemical dependency counselor and have been working with individuals for 9 years. My goal is to help clients discover their strengths and thrive. There is so much focus on what is wrong and not enough time spent on what is right and what makes an individual unique. My goals for treatment are to create a therapeutic relationship that allows clients to share openly in a safe place, and to determine root causes and find practical solutions.
(281) 674-7601 View (281) 674-7601
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Cy-Hope Counseling Center
Counselor, MA, LPC-S, LSSP, LMFT
Not Verified Not Verified
Lakewood Forest, Houston, TX 77070
From the moment a client enters our grounds, we strive to provide a warm, therapeutic, and inviting atmosphere. We have a variety of talented counselors and speech therapists with various specialties that allows us to match you with the therapist that is a fit for your needs. Whether you are faced with challenging and stressful relationships within your family, a personal need of a struggling child or family member, or an individual need for yourself, we have the right counselors for you. We look forward to working with you!
From the moment a client enters our grounds, we strive to provide a warm, therapeutic, and inviting atmosphere. We have a variety of talented counselors and speech therapists with various specialties that allows us to match you with the therapist that is a fit for your needs. Whether you are faced with challenging and stressful relationships within your family, a personal need of a struggling child or family member, or an individual need for yourself, we have the right counselors for you. We look forward to working with you!
(281) 730-8538 View (281) 730-8538
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Mona Mossad
Licensed Professional Counselor, MBBCH, MA, LPC, CART
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood Forest, Houston, TX 77070
I work best with an individual who may experience self-doubt, low self-esteem, unreasonable fears, depression, stress, and anxiety that sometimes may accompany serious illnesses. I also work with people who are grieving a significant loss, experiencing adjustment disorders because of a life changing event, addicted to alcohol or drugs, involved in a failing marriage, challenged by raising a family, or experiencing a professional burnout. I help you to focus on how unused potential, or being consumed by negative thoughts, can lead to missed opportunities. I will guide you to develop coping skills that will eventually lead to better outcomes in the future.
I work best with an individual who may experience self-doubt, low self-esteem, unreasonable fears, depression, stress, and anxiety that sometimes may accompany serious illnesses. I also work with people who are grieving a significant loss, experiencing adjustment disorders because of a life changing event, addicted to alcohol or drugs, involved in a failing marriage, challenged by raising a family, or experiencing a professional burnout. I help you to focus on how unused potential, or being consumed by negative thoughts, can lead to missed opportunities. I will guide you to develop coping skills that will eventually lead to better outcomes in the future.
(832) 981-6901 View (832) 981-6901
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Roslynn L Pettigrew (Mobile)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakewood Forest, Houston, TX 77070
Mobile or Office Counseling Just for YOU! It’s Time to LIVE Life! No matter your past or present situation, you deserve to experience all your heart desires and all that Life has to offer. It’s often our life outlook and coping methods that determine our life satisfaction. I want to team up with you as you take control of your LIFE! I am a Native Houstonian and graduate of the University of Houston. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, now with 20 years combined experience of clinical and social services I believe in providing quality and ethical care. I have experience providing counseling individually, in group settings, via telephone, and in clients' homes!
Mobile or Office Counseling Just for YOU! It’s Time to LIVE Life! No matter your past or present situation, you deserve to experience all your heart desires and all that Life has to offer. It’s often our life outlook and coping methods that determine our life satisfaction. I want to team up with you as you take control of your LIFE! I am a Native Houstonian and graduate of the University of Houston. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, now with 20 years combined experience of clinical and social services I believe in providing quality and ethical care. I have experience providing counseling individually, in group settings, via telephone, and in clients' homes!
(346) 275-3910 View (346) 275-3910
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Debbie Foe
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Lakewood Forest, Houston, TX 77070
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a wide range of experiences. I am co-founder of The House of DBT in Houston, Texas. When people are suffering, they are looking for compassion and guidance. I am here to help them discover their own unique pathway to healing and peace. I am an intensively trained Dialectical Behavior Therapist (DBT), although I utilize approaches from other modes of therapy. I provide the necessary paperwork for you to file with your insurance company for out-of-network reimbursement for all services I provide.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a wide range of experiences. I am co-founder of The House of DBT in Houston, Texas. When people are suffering, they are looking for compassion and guidance. I am here to help them discover their own unique pathway to healing and peace. I am an intensively trained Dialectical Behavior Therapist (DBT), although I utilize approaches from other modes of therapy. I provide the necessary paperwork for you to file with your insurance company for out-of-network reimbursement for all services I provide.
(281) 809-0998 View (281) 809-0998
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Joshua Knox
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakewood Forest, Houston, TX 77070  (Online Only)
I believe that therapy can offer more than just relief from problems such as anxiety and depression - it can also serve as an opportunity to better understand your strengths and to unlock your full potential. Doing so often means reflecting on the things that give us a sense of meaning and purpose in life: our identities, relationships, values, and goals for the future. In my work with clients I strive to create a warm and open environment where we can work together to both overcome current obstacles and begin to chart a new path for the future.
I believe that therapy can offer more than just relief from problems such as anxiety and depression - it can also serve as an opportunity to better understand your strengths and to unlock your full potential. Doing so often means reflecting on the things that give us a sense of meaning and purpose in life: our identities, relationships, values, and goals for the future. In my work with clients I strive to create a warm and open environment where we can work together to both overcome current obstacles and begin to chart a new path for the future.
(713) 322-9674 View (713) 322-9674
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Restoring Hope Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MSCR, LPC-S
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Lakewood Forest, Houston, TX 77070
You have been struggling to feel like yourself for some time. Maybe you have been feeling so depressed it is hard to get out of bed. Or maybe your anxiety has made it hard for you to interact with others. Maybe you are fighting with your kids or your spouse all the time. Maybe you have started to feel so down on yourself that it is impossible to come up with anything positive in your life. If you don’t do something about these feelings you feel like you might explode or lose your mind. Maybe you feel like all of your friends and family will leave you if you don't 'get it together'.
You have been struggling to feel like yourself for some time. Maybe you have been feeling so depressed it is hard to get out of bed. Or maybe your anxiety has made it hard for you to interact with others. Maybe you are fighting with your kids or your spouse all the time. Maybe you have started to feel so down on yourself that it is impossible to come up with anything positive in your life. If you don’t do something about these feelings you feel like you might explode or lose your mind. Maybe you feel like all of your friends and family will leave you if you don't 'get it together'.
(832) 864-9906 View (832) 864-9906
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Amanda Kathleen Dennis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakewood Forest, Houston, TX 77070
Have you recently lost a loved one unexpectedly or had a loved one die of a chronic or terminal illness? Are you struggling with a new or long term medical diagnosis? How do you deal with people who just don't get it? You may be experiencing feelings of profound sadness, anger, loneliness, abandonment, and hopelessness. Talking with someone who is not emotionally involved in your personal struggles, often can be a transformative experience towards developing feelings of acceptance, peace, and comfort.
Have you recently lost a loved one unexpectedly or had a loved one die of a chronic or terminal illness? Are you struggling with a new or long term medical diagnosis? How do you deal with people who just don't get it? You may be experiencing feelings of profound sadness, anger, loneliness, abandonment, and hopelessness. Talking with someone who is not emotionally involved in your personal struggles, often can be a transformative experience towards developing feelings of acceptance, peace, and comfort.
(713) 999-4734 View (713) 999-4734
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Galina K Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakewood Forest, Houston, TX 77070
Waitlist for new clients
Do you struggle in your relationship, have problems communicating, fighting all the time and feel disconnected and disheartened? I want you to know - help is available and most relationships can be saved. If you are willing to do the work, change will happen. Sometimes deeper work is needed but other times just a few little changes can lead to a big shift. Life can be a struggle, but you don't need to suffer. Let me help you.
Do you struggle in your relationship, have problems communicating, fighting all the time and feel disconnected and disheartened? I want you to know - help is available and most relationships can be saved. If you are willing to do the work, change will happen. Sometimes deeper work is needed but other times just a few little changes can lead to a big shift. Life can be a struggle, but you don't need to suffer. Let me help you.
(281) 552-8563 View (281) 552-8563
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Nathan A Driskell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lakewood Forest, Houston, TX 77070  (Online Only)
Is your child obsessed with their cell phone? Does your child spend every waking moment glued to a screen? Do you? If so, an addiction may be present. I am a recovering Internet Addict who spent six years addicted to an online game. I now use my experience helping others overcome their addiction. I also specialize in working with Autism and Asperger's, as well as work with depression, anxiety and social phobia. I work with people of all ages and can also provide career counseling.
Is your child obsessed with their cell phone? Does your child spend every waking moment glued to a screen? Do you? If so, an addiction may be present. I am a recovering Internet Addict who spent six years addicted to an online game. I now use my experience helping others overcome their addiction. I also specialize in working with Autism and Asperger's, as well as work with depression, anxiety and social phobia. I work with people of all ages and can also provide career counseling.
(832) 559-3520 View (832) 559-3520
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Barbara V Rivas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, QCSW, DCSW
Verified Verified
Lakewood Forest, Houston, TX 77070
Are you and your family completing an immigration process? Our office also conducts evaluation and treatment services to assist those individuals who are going through the provisional waiver process and require a hardship evaluation, are going through a VAWA, U-VISA (Victims of Violent Crime), VISA-T (Trafficking) or Cancellation of Removal immigration case. Please call our office for additional details on these cases.
Are you and your family completing an immigration process? Our office also conducts evaluation and treatment services to assist those individuals who are going through the provisional waiver process and require a hardship evaluation, are going through a VAWA, U-VISA (Victims of Violent Crime), VISA-T (Trafficking) or Cancellation of Removal immigration case. Please call our office for additional details on these cases.
(346) 660-4157 View (346) 660-4157
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Kiira Sisman
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Lakewood Forest, Houston, TX 77070
How did this happen again? It took so much time and effort to break free from your last toxic and co-dependent relationship. Only to find yourself immediately stuck back in another one. It’s horrible to live this way. Your entire self-worth is dependent on external validation from others. Your partners constantly mistreat you, but you don’t feel like you deserve any better. “At least,” you tell yourself, “This negative attention is better than getting no attention at all.” You wish there was some way to regain control of your life and relationships, but you don’t know how. It feels hopeless, and you’re almost ready to give up.
How did this happen again? It took so much time and effort to break free from your last toxic and co-dependent relationship. Only to find yourself immediately stuck back in another one. It’s horrible to live this way. Your entire self-worth is dependent on external validation from others. Your partners constantly mistreat you, but you don’t feel like you deserve any better. “At least,” you tell yourself, “This negative attention is better than getting no attention at all.” You wish there was some way to regain control of your life and relationships, but you don’t know how. It feels hopeless, and you’re almost ready to give up.
(832) 684-9970 View (832) 684-9970
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Dr. Neera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakewood Forest, Houston, TX 77070  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
You are not alone. Many things are possible even if they look impossible. Health, financial success, marriage and family restoration, parental success, career success and achieving your purpose can happen. I will walk beside you to overcome your fears and open up a joyful life pursuing your purpose.
You are not alone. Many things are possible even if they look impossible. Health, financial success, marriage and family restoration, parental success, career success and achieving your purpose can happen. I will walk beside you to overcome your fears and open up a joyful life pursuing your purpose.
(281) 602-8323 View (281) 602-8323
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Kim Saltzman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CSAT, CEDS-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood Forest, Houston, TX 77070
Along side of my professional credentials, I too have traveled down a road of recovery and healing that enables me to share valuable insight and perspective with my clients. I specialize in treating Eating Disorders, PTSD/Complex trauma, and Sex Addiction. I support a holistic counseling approach that addresses the mental, physical, and spiritual aspects of a person. By integrating various counseling techniques and philosophies, I offer my clients the most current and effective methods of treatment.
Along side of my professional credentials, I too have traveled down a road of recovery and healing that enables me to share valuable insight and perspective with my clients. I specialize in treating Eating Disorders, PTSD/Complex trauma, and Sex Addiction. I support a holistic counseling approach that addresses the mental, physical, and spiritual aspects of a person. By integrating various counseling techniques and philosophies, I offer my clients the most current and effective methods of treatment.
(281) 245-0785 View (281) 245-0785
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Nashema M. Hatten
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lakewood Forest, Houston, TX 77070
Waitlist for new clients
People face challenges and self-doubt everyday. You may be struggling in your relationship with your child, spouse or co-workers. You may be wondering if your sadness or anxiety will simply go away on its own or if you need help. A myriad of questions and concerns may be weighing you down. If you are currently stressed in any of these areas, therapy may be the right tool for you.
People face challenges and self-doubt everyday. You may be struggling in your relationship with your child, spouse or co-workers. You may be wondering if your sadness or anxiety will simply go away on its own or if you need help. A myriad of questions and concerns may be weighing you down. If you are currently stressed in any of these areas, therapy may be the right tool for you.
(832) 582-0253 View (832) 582-0253
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Whitney A Hosey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lakewood Forest, Houston, TX 77070
Has life been feeling overwhelming ? Does it feel like no one understands or has the time to listen? If the answer is yes, I’m here to help. Life can throw you curve balls that can affect so many areas of your daily functioning, however with the right support and interventions you can get back to embracing some of the joys life can bring. My specialties include working with persons experiencing depression, anxiety, mood disorder, symptoms related to post traumatic stress disorder and life changes at work and home.
Has life been feeling overwhelming ? Does it feel like no one understands or has the time to listen? If the answer is yes, I’m here to help. Life can throw you curve balls that can affect so many areas of your daily functioning, however with the right support and interventions you can get back to embracing some of the joys life can bring. My specialties include working with persons experiencing depression, anxiety, mood disorder, symptoms related to post traumatic stress disorder and life changes at work and home.
(713) 903-8203 View (713) 903-8203
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Maliha Ahmed
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPC-A, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood Forest, Houston, TX 77070
You feel misunderstood by peers and afraid to move out of your comfort zone. It is hard to fit in and you cannot seem to find your people. You feel alone and abandoned by those who you love and care for. It feels like you can’t ever do anything right. It seems you can’t make anyone happy. Maybe you feel judged by everyone. Maybe you are feeing like nobody can see who the real you is. It is time for you to take control over your life! Time to open yourself up and peel back the layers you have been hiding behind for so long.
You feel misunderstood by peers and afraid to move out of your comfort zone. It is hard to fit in and you cannot seem to find your people. You feel alone and abandoned by those who you love and care for. It feels like you can’t ever do anything right. It seems you can’t make anyone happy. Maybe you feel judged by everyone. Maybe you are feeing like nobody can see who the real you is. It is time for you to take control over your life! Time to open yourself up and peel back the layers you have been hiding behind for so long.
(346) 384-8725 View (346) 384-8725
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Tamika Maria Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood Forest, Houston, TX 77070  (Online Only)
It is my privilege and gift to empower couples and individuals as they navigate life. My background as a school counselor, substance abuse, drug court and corrections counselor along with community behavioral health counseling and assessing lends to a full service therapeutic process with me. Considering marriage? Married and feeling stuck/frustrated? Do you have a child with behavioral/emotional challenges? Want to boost your self-esteem and become the most empowered version of self? Together we can create realistic and attainable treatment goals to unlock your desires.
It is my privilege and gift to empower couples and individuals as they navigate life. My background as a school counselor, substance abuse, drug court and corrections counselor along with community behavioral health counseling and assessing lends to a full service therapeutic process with me. Considering marriage? Married and feeling stuck/frustrated? Do you have a child with behavioral/emotional challenges? Want to boost your self-esteem and become the most empowered version of self? Together we can create realistic and attainable treatment goals to unlock your desires.
(830) 971-0124 View (830) 971-0124
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Morganne Brownlee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood Forest, Houston, TX 77070  (Online Only)
Hi there! Are you tired of feeling anxious in relationships due to self doubt? Do you want to build confidence in a meaningful way? Confidence can be influenced by various factors, including past experiences, self-perception, and patterns of communication. identifying limiting beliefs, and fostering personal growth. My goal is to help individuals develop healthy boundaries, effective communication skills, and resilience, ultimately leading to increased confidence and empowerment in all areas of life. I assist my clients in developing a deep sense of self-worth and the skills to navigate relationships with grace and authenticity.
Hi there! Are you tired of feeling anxious in relationships due to self doubt? Do you want to build confidence in a meaningful way? Confidence can be influenced by various factors, including past experiences, self-perception, and patterns of communication. identifying limiting beliefs, and fostering personal growth. My goal is to help individuals develop healthy boundaries, effective communication skills, and resilience, ultimately leading to increased confidence and empowerment in all areas of life. I assist my clients in developing a deep sense of self-worth and the skills to navigate relationships with grace and authenticity.
(281) 626-1411 View (281) 626-1411
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Erin E Cominotti
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakewood Forest, Houston, TX 77070
Not accepting new clients
You just want to go one whole day without an issue from your child. One day without a meltdown. One day without an angry outburst of throwing toys and hitting people. One day where no one ends up crying. When you dreamed of having kids one day, you had visions of happy days at the park, and fun evenings over the dinner table, movie nights on the couch, laughter and joy. But lately all it has been calls from the school, behavior outbursts, screaming, yelling, exhaustion, and overwhelming despair. As a parent you are at your wits end. You don’t understand what is going on with your child, it feels like you have tried everything.
You just want to go one whole day without an issue from your child. One day without a meltdown. One day without an angry outburst of throwing toys and hitting people. One day where no one ends up crying. When you dreamed of having kids one day, you had visions of happy days at the park, and fun evenings over the dinner table, movie nights on the couch, laughter and joy. But lately all it has been calls from the school, behavior outbursts, screaming, yelling, exhaustion, and overwhelming despair. As a parent you are at your wits end. You don’t understand what is going on with your child, it feels like you have tried everything.
(281) 524-2598 View (281) 524-2598

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Lakewood Forest, Houston, TX

30+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Lakewood Forest, Houston, TX who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
95% Anxiety
84% Relationship Issues
84% Self Esteem
81% Coping Skills
76% Trauma and PTSD
73% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Aetna
90% BlueCross and BlueShield
85% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Lakewood Forest, Houston, TX see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

92% Female
8% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lakewood Forest, 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.