Therapists in Rice, Houston, TX

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Lia Watson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified
3 Endorsed
Rice, Houston, TX 77005  (Online Only)
Are you feeling unmotivated, experiencing sadness and low self-esteem in one or more areas of your life? Are you tired of struggling with relationships, work life balance, and overall life transitions that come with adulting? Are you feeling stagnate, like you should be doing more, but something is holding you back from reaching your true potential? Life doesn’t have to be filled with overwhelm, self-doubt, and “what ifs.” You can have true happiness, despite the obstacles that life throws at you, and start being more present and live a life filled with happiness and success.
Are you feeling unmotivated, experiencing sadness and low self-esteem in one or more areas of your life? Are you tired of struggling with relationships, work life balance, and overall life transitions that come with adulting? Are you feeling stagnate, like you should be doing more, but something is holding you back from reaching your true potential? Life doesn’t have to be filled with overwhelm, self-doubt, and “what ifs.” You can have true happiness, despite the obstacles that life throws at you, and start being more present and live a life filled with happiness and success.
(832) 271-7011 View (832) 271-7011
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Jann Dodd
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rice, Houston, TX 77005  (Online Only)
TEXAS Telehealth Provider. Everyone thinks you are fine, but no one can tell that you're struggling inside. It is possible to heal your mind, cope with stressful situations, and enhance your relationships and career to unlock your true potential. There are times when life's stressors can feel overwhelming and debilitating. I provide a warm and safe environment to help you feel seen, heard, and understood to learn new ways of seeing yourself and your strengths. I will teach you skills for long-lasting change that will contribute to a happier and healthier future.
TEXAS Telehealth Provider. Everyone thinks you are fine, but no one can tell that you're struggling inside. It is possible to heal your mind, cope with stressful situations, and enhance your relationships and career to unlock your true potential. There are times when life's stressors can feel overwhelming and debilitating. I provide a warm and safe environment to help you feel seen, heard, and understood to learn new ways of seeing yourself and your strengths. I will teach you skills for long-lasting change that will contribute to a happier and healthier future.
(832) 536-7185 View (832) 536-7185
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Ivana Radovancevic
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PhD, MEd, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rice, Houston, TX 77098
I am available 9am-7pm weekdays and 10-2 Saturdays. My approach is active in resolving relationship issues, stress, and depression. My goal is to create a warm, easygoing, and non-judgmental counseling environment. I earned my masters degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of Houston and doctorate degree (PhD) and MA in Psychology with emphasis in media psychology at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California.
I am available 9am-7pm weekdays and 10-2 Saturdays. My approach is active in resolving relationship issues, stress, and depression. My goal is to create a warm, easygoing, and non-judgmental counseling environment. I earned my masters degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of Houston and doctorate degree (PhD) and MA in Psychology with emphasis in media psychology at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California.
(832) 924-3658 View (832) 924-3658
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Katrina Sterling
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rice, Houston, TX 77005  (Online Only)
Mental health therapy is a intimate collaboration in self-discovery, relationship preservation, mental health maintenance, and relief of suffering. It is my job to center you and meet you in your challenges (stress, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, self criticalness, etc.). I provide support to individuals, partners, and families who are motivated towards greater understandings of their experiences in order to find peace and/or heal connections in their relationship with themselves and others.
Mental health therapy is a intimate collaboration in self-discovery, relationship preservation, mental health maintenance, and relief of suffering. It is my job to center you and meet you in your challenges (stress, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, self criticalness, etc.). I provide support to individuals, partners, and families who are motivated towards greater understandings of their experiences in order to find peace and/or heal connections in their relationship with themselves and others.
(832) 841-4556 View (832) 841-4556
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Catherine Hadnot
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, LMFT-A
Verified
3 Endorsed
Rice, Houston, TX 77098
Are you grappling with intense emotions related to generational trauma or past experiences? Struggling with mixed emotions about your identity? Finding it challenging to navigate life transitions? Or is your child experiencing difficulties within home, school, or other social settings? Whether you're a parent seeking assistance with a child or adolescent, or an individual, couple, or family in need of support for life transitions, stress, anxiety, feelings of sadness, or improving communication within your relationships—reach out to me.
Are you grappling with intense emotions related to generational trauma or past experiences? Struggling with mixed emotions about your identity? Finding it challenging to navigate life transitions? Or is your child experiencing difficulties within home, school, or other social settings? Whether you're a parent seeking assistance with a child or adolescent, or an individual, couple, or family in need of support for life transitions, stress, anxiety, feelings of sadness, or improving communication within your relationships—reach out to me.
(832) 864-5835 View (832) 864-5835
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Hans J Meyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Rice, Houston, TX 77054
There are many reasons a person might benefit from therapuetic support; whether you're experiencing a problem with your mood or a situation that feels intolerable. You may be struggling over the end of a relationship or making difficult changes in your life. Having someone to support, understand, and guide you can be incredibly valuable. I utilize a relational approach that begins with developing a better understanding of your concerns, its context, and impact on your life. Together, we will identify strategies to address your concerns so that you are able to experience the life satisfaction you desire and deserve.
There are many reasons a person might benefit from therapuetic support; whether you're experiencing a problem with your mood or a situation that feels intolerable. You may be struggling over the end of a relationship or making difficult changes in your life. Having someone to support, understand, and guide you can be incredibly valuable. I utilize a relational approach that begins with developing a better understanding of your concerns, its context, and impact on your life. Together, we will identify strategies to address your concerns so that you are able to experience the life satisfaction you desire and deserve.
(281) 839-2744 View (281) 839-2744
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Dr. Chinh Trieu-Keele
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CCM
Verified
2 Endorsed
Rice, Houston, TX 77002
Hi there! My name is Chinh. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Ph.D. in Counseling. I have years of experience as a social worker, working with adults, couples, and families. I come from a culture that does not typically believe in mental illness. I was taught growing up that I shouldn’t talk about my feelings and showing any type of emotion was a sign of weakness. Because of my upbringing, my hope as a therapist, is not only to help end the stigma associated with mental illness, but also help normalize it.
Hi there! My name is Chinh. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Ph.D. in Counseling. I have years of experience as a social worker, working with adults, couples, and families. I come from a culture that does not typically believe in mental illness. I was taught growing up that I shouldn’t talk about my feelings and showing any type of emotion was a sign of weakness. Because of my upbringing, my hope as a therapist, is not only to help end the stigma associated with mental illness, but also help normalize it.
(832) 957-9713 View (832) 957-9713
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StarTherapy Telemental Health for Texas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSSW, BS
Verified
Rice, Houston, TX 77030  (Online Only)
If you're someone who is seeking support for personal growth, facing challenges like anxiety, relationship issues or self-doubt. You desire self-discovery and empowerment to lead a happier, more fulfilling life. You want to understand yourself better, improve relationships, and gain tools for resilience. Your goal is to thrive emotionally and mentally, finding inner peace and balance. You're in the right place.
If you're someone who is seeking support for personal growth, facing challenges like anxiety, relationship issues or self-doubt. You desire self-discovery and empowerment to lead a happier, more fulfilling life. You want to understand yourself better, improve relationships, and gain tools for resilience. Your goal is to thrive emotionally and mentally, finding inner peace and balance. You're in the right place.
(832) 479-3847 View (832) 479-3847
The Center for the Healing Arts and Sciences
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Rice, Houston, TX 77005
We want to restore you to wholeness and hope, because we all have unresolved tension in our lives. And the longer we sit with our pain and discomfort, the harder it can be to find relief. It can be a challenge to uncover and discover what’s at the root cause. We focus on helping you understand yourself, support you breaking destructive patterns, and identify areas of growth in a safe setting that allows you to be exactly who you truly are. Our therapists and practitioners are trained in multiple disciplines so you will receive a personalized method that is the best fit for you.
We want to restore you to wholeness and hope, because we all have unresolved tension in our lives. And the longer we sit with our pain and discomfort, the harder it can be to find relief. It can be a challenge to uncover and discover what’s at the root cause. We focus on helping you understand yourself, support you breaking destructive patterns, and identify areas of growth in a safe setting that allows you to be exactly who you truly are. Our therapists and practitioners are trained in multiple disciplines so you will receive a personalized method that is the best fit for you.
(713) 844-8998 View (713) 844-8998
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Lind Butler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Rice, Houston, TX 77030  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy is a partnership that grows in an atmosphere of safety and acceptance. It allows one to rediscover the parts of selves which may have been disowned; to learn new skills to handle grief and distress; to build healthier, more nurturing relationships; and to gain access to one's own direct experience of the world. I nurture this collaboration with clients and recognize that within each of us there exists a deeper wisdom that, given adequate support, naturally moves toward healing and integration.
Therapy is a partnership that grows in an atmosphere of safety and acceptance. It allows one to rediscover the parts of selves which may have been disowned; to learn new skills to handle grief and distress; to build healthier, more nurturing relationships; and to gain access to one's own direct experience of the world. I nurture this collaboration with clients and recognize that within each of us there exists a deeper wisdom that, given adequate support, naturally moves toward healing and integration.
(713) 338-9247 View (713) 338-9247
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Emily Netherton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
7 Endorsed
Rice, Houston, TX 77005  (Online Only)
I believe that therapy is a tool of self-examination that helps individuals navigate difficult life experiences and know themselves more deeply. It often takes painful experiences or emotions for someone to seek therapy, and I enjoy helping people find new pathways through which to experience a more fulfilling life. I most often work with people navigating depression, anxiety, perinatal and postpartum depression and/or anxiety, or general life stressors (such as relationship issues or a new job).
I believe that therapy is a tool of self-examination that helps individuals navigate difficult life experiences and know themselves more deeply. It often takes painful experiences or emotions for someone to seek therapy, and I enjoy helping people find new pathways through which to experience a more fulfilling life. I most often work with people navigating depression, anxiety, perinatal and postpartum depression and/or anxiety, or general life stressors (such as relationship issues or a new job).
(713) 597-6779 View (713) 597-6779
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Anna Hope
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Rice, Houston, TX 77005
It may be time for considering a therapeutic relationship for improving your quality of life. This type of work may include developing insight and awareness about yourself, learning new and effective coping skills, strengthening the quality of your interpersonal relationships, creating new behavioral choices, and a myriad of other creative solutions.
It may be time for considering a therapeutic relationship for improving your quality of life. This type of work may include developing insight and awareness about yourself, learning new and effective coping skills, strengthening the quality of your interpersonal relationships, creating new behavioral choices, and a myriad of other creative solutions.
(832) 957-0478 View (832) 957-0478
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Redmond Counseling, LLC (Patty Cornell)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Rice, Houston, TX 77006
Are you ready to heal? How does finding relief, internal peace, and gaining skills for you or a loved one that will last a lifetime sound? If you are ready, then you are ready for EMDR. I work with children and adults and have over 20 years of experience managing children and family programs, as well as providing home-based therapy for families. While working with children and adults, each requires different approaches and therapy modalities, my goal remains the same: to facilitate a safe place where individuals, whether big or small, have the opportunity to heal.
Are you ready to heal? How does finding relief, internal peace, and gaining skills for you or a loved one that will last a lifetime sound? If you are ready, then you are ready for EMDR. I work with children and adults and have over 20 years of experience managing children and family programs, as well as providing home-based therapy for families. While working with children and adults, each requires different approaches and therapy modalities, my goal remains the same: to facilitate a safe place where individuals, whether big or small, have the opportunity to heal.
(231) 244-2507 View (231) 244-2507
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Ramiro Castaño
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Rice, Houston, TX 77098
Not accepting new clients
Is your relationship spinning in a rut? Is it hard (or getting hard) to talk about things and you find yourselves talking past each other saying things like "that's not what I said", "that's not what I meant", "No, that's not it", "No, you're not getting it", etc? And when you go to discuss, you both remember things completely different? To the point at times one (or both) of you feels like you are taking crazy pills? If your fights get heated, does it seem like you can't stop them from going too far no matter what you do? And it also seems like you can't get anything resolved so things get "pushed under the rug"?
Is your relationship spinning in a rut? Is it hard (or getting hard) to talk about things and you find yourselves talking past each other saying things like "that's not what I said", "that's not what I meant", "No, that's not it", "No, you're not getting it", etc? And when you go to discuss, you both remember things completely different? To the point at times one (or both) of you feels like you are taking crazy pills? If your fights get heated, does it seem like you can't stop them from going too far no matter what you do? And it also seems like you can't get anything resolved so things get "pushed under the rug"?
(832) 777-5293 View (832) 777-5293
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Nohemi Garcia-Roberts
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT , LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rice, Houston, TX 77098
You are having a conversation with either your partner or parent that does not go the way you want even after preparing for it in your head. Numerous conversations on the same topic go nowhere. You often times think, “Is it me”, “Am I overreacting”, “I can’t do anything right.” Their comments are lowering your energy and you often times feel like giving up on the relationship. You find yourself wondering if you should tell your friends again because you are afraid of what they will think about your relationship. I hear you.
You are having a conversation with either your partner or parent that does not go the way you want even after preparing for it in your head. Numerous conversations on the same topic go nowhere. You often times think, “Is it me”, “Am I overreacting”, “I can’t do anything right.” Their comments are lowering your energy and you often times feel like giving up on the relationship. You find yourself wondering if you should tell your friends again because you are afraid of what they will think about your relationship. I hear you.
(713) 715-4291 View (713) 715-4291
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Marilyn S Eckermann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Rice, Houston, TX 77098
"Set the captives free" has been the initial and driving force of my practice. Trained at Baylor Psychiatry Clinic, in Houston, I have been in practice over 20 years and loved every minute of it. Described as being "no nonsense", I like getting to the point, as compassionately as possible. I'm happy to have a brief phone consult to see if we can work together.
"Set the captives free" has been the initial and driving force of my practice. Trained at Baylor Psychiatry Clinic, in Houston, I have been in practice over 20 years and loved every minute of it. Described as being "no nonsense", I like getting to the point, as compassionately as possible. I'm happy to have a brief phone consult to see if we can work together.
(832) 426-1978 View (832) 426-1978
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Catherine Boswell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rice, Houston, TX 77005
Psynergy Psychological Associates is a full service psychotherapy office. We offer sliding scale fees for therapy with our LPC-Intern therapists. We are a society in which everyone of us - individually - is expected to "pull ourselves up by our proverbial boot-straps and keep going," which has its benefits and drawbacks, the biggest problem being that the metaphorical straps will inevitably break, often leaving individuals isolated and with relationship and/or work difficulties. I wonder if you could consider it an act of strength and courage - rather than weakness - both to seek help and then to risk receiving it?
Psynergy Psychological Associates is a full service psychotherapy office. We offer sliding scale fees for therapy with our LPC-Intern therapists. We are a society in which everyone of us - individually - is expected to "pull ourselves up by our proverbial boot-straps and keep going," which has its benefits and drawbacks, the biggest problem being that the metaphorical straps will inevitably break, often leaving individuals isolated and with relationship and/or work difficulties. I wonder if you could consider it an act of strength and courage - rather than weakness - both to seek help and then to risk receiving it?
(713) 512-5999 View (713) 512-5999
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Stephanie Rose Frey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MAMFC, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Verified
Rice, Houston, TX 77005
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board Approved Supervisor based in Houston, Texas. I am also licensed in the state of Virginia. I provide Telehealth/virtual sessions for Virginia residents. It is my desire to provide a safe environment where individuals are able to grow through the process of counseling. I have my Masters degree in Marriage and Family Counseling and focus my practice on individual adults, couples, and families. I am also trained in basic EMDR (Eye Movement Sensitization and Reprocessing).
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board Approved Supervisor based in Houston, Texas. I am also licensed in the state of Virginia. I provide Telehealth/virtual sessions for Virginia residents. It is my desire to provide a safe environment where individuals are able to grow through the process of counseling. I have my Masters degree in Marriage and Family Counseling and focus my practice on individual adults, couples, and families. I am also trained in basic EMDR (Eye Movement Sensitization and Reprocessing).
(281) 557-6936 View (281) 557-6936
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Randy Free Psychiatric Counselor And Executive Coach
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA, APCC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rice, Houston, TX 77005  (Online Only)
Hey, I am glad that you found me, I am here to help. From childhood I had internalized negative beliefs about myself. It wasn’t until I was a young adult that I realized how these beliefs were thwarting my potential, causing anxiety, and depression. I call them silent saboteurs because these false beliefs work subconsciously to filter every event assigning meaning and value. Left unchecked, they make our lives very small. Fortunately I have found the key to defeating my silent saboteurs and I am ready to teach it to you. I can show you how to replace the negative narratives that steal your confidence and unleash your potential.
Hey, I am glad that you found me, I am here to help. From childhood I had internalized negative beliefs about myself. It wasn’t until I was a young adult that I realized how these beliefs were thwarting my potential, causing anxiety, and depression. I call them silent saboteurs because these false beliefs work subconsciously to filter every event assigning meaning and value. Left unchecked, they make our lives very small. Fortunately I have found the key to defeating my silent saboteurs and I am ready to teach it to you. I can show you how to replace the negative narratives that steal your confidence and unleash your potential.
(832) 937-9914 View (832) 937-9914
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Debbi Brod
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Rice, Houston, TX 77005
Debbi specializes in guiding individuals and couples toward a more meaningful life. Her clients seek self-discovery and self-identity, and she incorporates life coaching to enhance authenticity in their relationships and address challenges. Debbi's approach is solutions-oriented, involving collaborative goal-setting and problem-solving. With a compassionate and modern approach, Debbi specializes in helping clients unearth their authentic selves, nurturing self-identity, fostering genuine connections, and bridging cognitive thinking with emotional intelligence.
Debbi specializes in guiding individuals and couples toward a more meaningful life. Her clients seek self-discovery and self-identity, and she incorporates life coaching to enhance authenticity in their relationships and address challenges. Debbi's approach is solutions-oriented, involving collaborative goal-setting and problem-solving. With a compassionate and modern approach, Debbi specializes in helping clients unearth their authentic selves, nurturing self-identity, fostering genuine connections, and bridging cognitive thinking with emotional intelligence.
(713) 705-6262 View (713) 705-6262

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Number of Therapists in Rice, Houston, TX

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Rice, Houston, TX who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Depression
75% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
70% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD
65% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
77% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
71% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Rice, Houston, TX see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Rice, 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.

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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.