Therapists in Westchase, Houston, TX

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Melissa Garrett-Moultrie
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Westchase, Houston, TX 77042
Hello, I am Dr. Melissa Garrett-Moultrie. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) based in Spring, Texas, with over 20 years of experience. I work with adults, adolescents, families, and couples. I specialize in depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, relationship issues, family conflict, parenting problems, grief and loss, gender identity, sexual trauma, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It takes courage to pursue a more fulfilling and happier life. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support, encourage, and to empower you on that journey.
Hello, I am Dr. Melissa Garrett-Moultrie. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) based in Spring, Texas, with over 20 years of experience. I work with adults, adolescents, families, and couples. I specialize in depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, relationship issues, family conflict, parenting problems, grief and loss, gender identity, sexual trauma, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It takes courage to pursue a more fulfilling and happier life. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support, encourage, and to empower you on that journey.
(346) 616-1299 View (346) 616-1299
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Renu A Thomas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Westchase, Houston, TX 77063
I am an experienced clinical psychologist with extensive training in providing trauma-informed and evidence-based assessment, conceptualization and treatment for individuals and families. With training and interest in trauma, loss and bereavement, problematic personality, relational (e.g., marital discord) and behavioral patterns (e.g., coping using substances, disordered eating), and suicide prevention, I have a specific passion to provide services for adults, including emerging adults, couples, and families.
I am an experienced clinical psychologist with extensive training in providing trauma-informed and evidence-based assessment, conceptualization and treatment for individuals and families. With training and interest in trauma, loss and bereavement, problematic personality, relational (e.g., marital discord) and behavioral patterns (e.g., coping using substances, disordered eating), and suicide prevention, I have a specific passion to provide services for adults, including emerging adults, couples, and families.
(832) 662-7854 View (832) 662-7854
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Stephanie Hanks
LPC Associate, PhD, LPC-A
Verified
Westchase, Houston, TX 77063
As a working mother of two, I know how difficult life can be juggling many things and stressors. I work from a humanistic perspective using multifaceted, interdisciplinary approaches in psychology. I strive to evaluate individuals as a whole, to help people maximize their well-being, and recognize the uniqueness of each individual and their life experiences.
As a working mother of two, I know how difficult life can be juggling many things and stressors. I work from a humanistic perspective using multifaceted, interdisciplinary approaches in psychology. I strive to evaluate individuals as a whole, to help people maximize their well-being, and recognize the uniqueness of each individual and their life experiences.
(832) 841-4021 View (832) 841-4021
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Coleen Louise Owens
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Westchase, Houston, TX 77063
LIFE can be difficult at times...and finding the right partner for your therapy & self care is important. There are many ways to address problems and concerns. Let's work together to help you enjoy a happier and healthier life, and increase your life satisfaction! If you are ready to grow, create change, and gain insight, I'm here for you.
LIFE can be difficult at times...and finding the right partner for your therapy & self care is important. There are many ways to address problems and concerns. Let's work together to help you enjoy a happier and healthier life, and increase your life satisfaction! If you are ready to grow, create change, and gain insight, I'm here for you.
(713) 574-4688 View (713) 574-4688
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Jill Robin Payne
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, LCDC, BCPC, CRS
Verified
Westchase, Houston, TX 77042
Feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges? Yearning for a more fulfilling existence? My trademarked method called 'Bempathy,' helps people hone their communication and social skills to improve interactions with others. This unique approach fosters genuine engagement combining bantering with empathy. This innovative approach simplifies complex communication for all ages. As a seasoned psychotherapist, author, & speaker with over 30 yrs. experience, I've dedicated my life to helping individuals like you navigate life transitions, relationship issues, & personal growth. Let’s collaborate :-D.
Feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges? Yearning for a more fulfilling existence? My trademarked method called 'Bempathy,' helps people hone their communication and social skills to improve interactions with others. This unique approach fosters genuine engagement combining bantering with empathy. This innovative approach simplifies complex communication for all ages. As a seasoned psychotherapist, author, & speaker with over 30 yrs. experience, I've dedicated my life to helping individuals like you navigate life transitions, relationship issues, & personal growth. Let’s collaborate :-D.
(281) 671-7975 View (281) 671-7975
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Stuart J Nathan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Westchase, Houston, TX 77063
As a psychologist with over 30 years experience, I have particular interest in working with individuals with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, college and work stress, phase of life issues, gay/lesbian struggles, marital/divorce problems and general relationship issues. My expertise has allowed me to be highly effective in quickly understanding the needs of my patients, to help facilitate an effective treatment plan. Generally, individuals begin to feel better with progress often seen after a few visits. The length of time spent in treatment will be mutually agreed upon, based on the presenting problem and its complexity.
As a psychologist with over 30 years experience, I have particular interest in working with individuals with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, college and work stress, phase of life issues, gay/lesbian struggles, marital/divorce problems and general relationship issues. My expertise has allowed me to be highly effective in quickly understanding the needs of my patients, to help facilitate an effective treatment plan. Generally, individuals begin to feel better with progress often seen after a few visits. The length of time spent in treatment will be mutually agreed upon, based on the presenting problem and its complexity.
(281) 206-4358 View (281) 206-4358
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Dr. Alyssa A Mineo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Westchase, Houston, TX 77063
Credentialed by the National Register of Health Service Providers: ID:146850
Credentialed by the National Register of Health Service Providers: ID:146850
(832) 514-4563 View (832) 514-4563
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Josephine Barclay
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A, LCDC, MS, MA
Verified
Westchase, Houston, TX 77063
Are you in that very dark place? Don’t care if life passing you by? Are your thoughts creating more thoughts, and causing you to be completely unable to function? Are you struggling to sleep unable to turn off the thoughts? Do you function on autopilot during the day? Is your day consumed with alcohol, drugs, or a behavior or activity that leaves you with even more stress and anxiety? Is your house so cluttered and you have no energy to sort? Are you grieving a loss? Worry, stress, anxiety, boredom, loneliness, sadness, lack of sleep, addiction, grief /loss and trauma affect your daily living activities. Time to get help.
Are you in that very dark place? Don’t care if life passing you by? Are your thoughts creating more thoughts, and causing you to be completely unable to function? Are you struggling to sleep unable to turn off the thoughts? Do you function on autopilot during the day? Is your day consumed with alcohol, drugs, or a behavior or activity that leaves you with even more stress and anxiety? Is your house so cluttered and you have no energy to sort? Are you grieving a loss? Worry, stress, anxiety, boredom, loneliness, sadness, lack of sleep, addiction, grief /loss and trauma affect your daily living activities. Time to get help.
(281) 572-5692 View (281) 572-5692
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Laquetta Wright
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Westchase, Houston, TX 77042
I decided to pursue a professional career in the sciences requiring the ability to treat and explore human beings. After careful consideration, I discovered Counseling/ Psychology to be a perfect avenue. Completing my education and mastering the professional licensure examinations has led to a fulfilling occupational advancement. Current therapy focuses on rural and urban areas. Experienced diagnoses difficulties including but not limited to autism, attention deficit disorder, conduct disorder, bipolar, learning disabilities, oppositional defiant disorder, mood disorder, adjustment disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
I decided to pursue a professional career in the sciences requiring the ability to treat and explore human beings. After careful consideration, I discovered Counseling/ Psychology to be a perfect avenue. Completing my education and mastering the professional licensure examinations has led to a fulfilling occupational advancement. Current therapy focuses on rural and urban areas. Experienced diagnoses difficulties including but not limited to autism, attention deficit disorder, conduct disorder, bipolar, learning disabilities, oppositional defiant disorder, mood disorder, adjustment disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
(281) 671-0773 View (281) 671-0773
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Angela Tsai
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Westchase, Houston, TX 77036
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I come from Taiwan with the ability to conduct counseling service in Mandarin and Taiwanese. I received my Master of education in counseling at the University of Houston-Victoria in Texas. I was trained in individual therapy, family therapy, career counseling, and group counseling. I received the Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) training at Taiwan mindfulness association. My experience includes in dealing with mood disorders, Anxiety, PTSD, family conflict, relationship problems, conduct problem, and personal development issues.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I come from Taiwan with the ability to conduct counseling service in Mandarin and Taiwanese. I received my Master of education in counseling at the University of Houston-Victoria in Texas. I was trained in individual therapy, family therapy, career counseling, and group counseling. I received the Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) training at Taiwan mindfulness association. My experience includes in dealing with mood disorders, Anxiety, PTSD, family conflict, relationship problems, conduct problem, and personal development issues.
(713) 701-9536 View (713) 701-9536
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ClaytonLeeCounseling.com Private Alcohol Treatment
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CHT, LCDC
Verified
Westchase, Houston, TX 77042
In my Private Practice, you will relax, grow & heal in a stress free atmosphere of true caring, respect, and nonjudgemental compassion. In this safe space you will become motivated and hopeful about your life & future. You will discover the joy of living free of stress & anxiety, alcohol, drugs, tobacco, resentments, anger, grief, and addictions. Your yearning for a life-changing miracle is closer than you may think possible. We will work together to create a more hopeful, meaningful and fulfilling life for you. Yes you can succeed in your search for freedom, success and happiness. God bless you today and all days.
In my Private Practice, you will relax, grow & heal in a stress free atmosphere of true caring, respect, and nonjudgemental compassion. In this safe space you will become motivated and hopeful about your life & future. You will discover the joy of living free of stress & anxiety, alcohol, drugs, tobacco, resentments, anger, grief, and addictions. Your yearning for a life-changing miracle is closer than you may think possible. We will work together to create a more hopeful, meaningful and fulfilling life for you. Yes you can succeed in your search for freedom, success and happiness. God bless you today and all days.
(281) 825-3518 View (281) 825-3518
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Margarita Medina
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Westchase, Houston, TX 77042
Hi! My name is Margarita Yuri Medina, Ph.D. (c), LPC-S. My approach is humanistic. CBT, DBT, ACT, Play Therapy, and Art Therapy are used in all counseling and psychology schools. Focus areas of practice are mood disorders, ADHD, relationship issues, adjustment disorders, anger management, parenting, abuse, and trauma. The age range is from 5 to mature adults. Clients that work with me usually want to see some change in their life or in their children's lives. The conditions that I treat are mood disorders, ADHD, relationship issues, adjustment disorders, anger management, parenting, abuse, and trauma.
Hi! My name is Margarita Yuri Medina, Ph.D. (c), LPC-S. My approach is humanistic. CBT, DBT, ACT, Play Therapy, and Art Therapy are used in all counseling and psychology schools. Focus areas of practice are mood disorders, ADHD, relationship issues, adjustment disorders, anger management, parenting, abuse, and trauma. The age range is from 5 to mature adults. Clients that work with me usually want to see some change in their life or in their children's lives. The conditions that I treat are mood disorders, ADHD, relationship issues, adjustment disorders, anger management, parenting, abuse, and trauma.
(281) 688-6518 View (281) 688-6518
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Van T Le
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Westchase, Houston, TX 77063
Are you struggling to find the ways to change your life? To make life better for your self, your family, or you and your partner? I am here to help. Together, we can find new ways to resolve problems. Every person is unique, and I will work to understand you, your life, and your experiences. I am here to be your companion on the journey of change. Call me, and we can begin today to create your more satisfying life.
Are you struggling to find the ways to change your life? To make life better for your self, your family, or you and your partner? I am here to help. Together, we can find new ways to resolve problems. Every person is unique, and I will work to understand you, your life, and your experiences. I am here to be your companion on the journey of change. Call me, and we can begin today to create your more satisfying life.
(713) 909-7981 View (713) 909-7981
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Christina Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Westchase, Houston, TX 77063
I am a Nationally certified counselor and an LPC in the state of TX. My clients describe me as empathetic, kind, and patient. My primary focus is to provide a safe space to unravel emotions, trauma, or experiences without the fear of being judged. My primary area of specialty is Cognitive behavioral therapy. My experience includes working with children, adolescents and individuals of diverse cultures. I am a strong believer in the statement. "Progress is progress no matter how small it is".
I am a Nationally certified counselor and an LPC in the state of TX. My clients describe me as empathetic, kind, and patient. My primary focus is to provide a safe space to unravel emotions, trauma, or experiences without the fear of being judged. My primary area of specialty is Cognitive behavioral therapy. My experience includes working with children, adolescents and individuals of diverse cultures. I am a strong believer in the statement. "Progress is progress no matter how small it is".
(832) 621-3003 View (832) 621-3003
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Tiffany Beshears
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, BC-TMH
Verified
2 Endorsed
Westchase, Houston, TX 77063
My scope of practice includes a wide range of clients. I have worked with children, adolescents, families, groups and adults with various issues that include (but are not limited to) ADHD / ADD, Abuse / Neglect, Parenting Issues, Generalized Anxiety, Major Depression, PTSD, Bipolar I and Bipolar II, Oppositional Behaviors, Personality Disorders, Grief, etc.. I combine various aspects of different treatment modalities to provide the most individualized therapy possible. My goal is to help you work through the pain and / or issues that may be hindering you from wholeness / wellness.
My scope of practice includes a wide range of clients. I have worked with children, adolescents, families, groups and adults with various issues that include (but are not limited to) ADHD / ADD, Abuse / Neglect, Parenting Issues, Generalized Anxiety, Major Depression, PTSD, Bipolar I and Bipolar II, Oppositional Behaviors, Personality Disorders, Grief, etc.. I combine various aspects of different treatment modalities to provide the most individualized therapy possible. My goal is to help you work through the pain and / or issues that may be hindering you from wholeness / wellness.
(346) 375-5691 View (346) 375-5691
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Jeremiah Henderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Westchase, Houston, TX 77063
Hello, my name is Jeremiah Henderson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in the state of Texas. I have over 7 years of experience working with depression, grief, anxiety, low self-esteem, low motivation, trauma, and anger. It is important to realize that we are all prone to experience life stressors and negative emotions that can knock us down; however, I want us to work to develop skills and coping mechanisms to assist in helping to pull ourselves back to a point of stability.
Hello, my name is Jeremiah Henderson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in the state of Texas. I have over 7 years of experience working with depression, grief, anxiety, low self-esteem, low motivation, trauma, and anger. It is important to realize that we are all prone to experience life stressors and negative emotions that can knock us down; however, I want us to work to develop skills and coping mechanisms to assist in helping to pull ourselves back to a point of stability.
(469) 457-2493 View (469) 457-2493
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Randall Rich
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Westchase, Houston, TX 77042
My approach to counseling is based on sound training, professional expertise, and personal growth. My goal is to provide experienced and compassionate care, to provide practical and problem-specific interventions to assist you in developing the tools needed to achieve your personal and mental health goals. I offer individualized, psychological care in a telehealth format to treat depression, marital, family, and teen issues, anxiety, trauma, emotional regulation, and behavioral issues. My approach is evidence and strengths-based.
My approach to counseling is based on sound training, professional expertise, and personal growth. My goal is to provide experienced and compassionate care, to provide practical and problem-specific interventions to assist you in developing the tools needed to achieve your personal and mental health goals. I offer individualized, psychological care in a telehealth format to treat depression, marital, family, and teen issues, anxiety, trauma, emotional regulation, and behavioral issues. My approach is evidence and strengths-based.
(281) 870-4065 View (281) 870-4065
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Exhale Therapy, Wellness, and Consulting Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Westchase, Houston, TX 77042  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Tamara Johns! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and founder of ExhaleTherapy, Wellness, and Consulting Services. I invite you on a journey to step into living in your authenticity. I know it can be exhausting to constantly have to paint a smile on your face or feel like you are trying to hold all the pieces of your life together. As a holistic therapist, I know you are more than your struggles and I want to support you in living your best life as determined by you. I specialize in supporting black and brown women who are dealing with anxiety, depression, life transitions, and burnout.
Hi, my name is Tamara Johns! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and founder of ExhaleTherapy, Wellness, and Consulting Services. I invite you on a journey to step into living in your authenticity. I know it can be exhausting to constantly have to paint a smile on your face or feel like you are trying to hold all the pieces of your life together. As a holistic therapist, I know you are more than your struggles and I want to support you in living your best life as determined by you. I specialize in supporting black and brown women who are dealing with anxiety, depression, life transitions, and burnout.
(346) 639-4362 View (346) 639-4362
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Cathleen Kimmel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Westchase, Houston, TX 77042
Hi, my name is Cathleen Kimmel and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience. I work with adults and adolescents in a very collaborative manner to help them find happiness and joy in life. My areas of focus include depression, anxiety, bipolar, low self-esteem, relationship issues, pregnancy/postpartum, grief, LGBTQ+ and other life adjustments. I use a person-center approach with a mixture of CBT, DBT, and Emotionally Focused Therapy to help clients meet their treatment goals. I work collaboratively with my clients to ensure that progress is made and that clients are getting what they need from therapy.
Hi, my name is Cathleen Kimmel and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience. I work with adults and adolescents in a very collaborative manner to help them find happiness and joy in life. My areas of focus include depression, anxiety, bipolar, low self-esteem, relationship issues, pregnancy/postpartum, grief, LGBTQ+ and other life adjustments. I use a person-center approach with a mixture of CBT, DBT, and Emotionally Focused Therapy to help clients meet their treatment goals. I work collaboratively with my clients to ensure that progress is made and that clients are getting what they need from therapy.
(281) 559-7581 View (281) 559-7581
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Ursela Sultan
LPC Intern, MS, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Westchase, Houston, TX 77036  (Online Only)
It often feels like your past is a relentless companion, never truly letting go. Even in moments of happiness, there's this looming darkness that follows you, casting a shadow over everything you try to embrace. Part of you knows you need to confront wounds from the past, untangle its' grip, and finally heal. But you are terrified of what might surface if you do, scared to open the floodgates to that pain. You have carried it for so long, and even though it's from ideal, it's familiar. After all, you have reached the point where you can't ignore those unresolved issues. It's clear something needs to change in your life.
It often feels like your past is a relentless companion, never truly letting go. Even in moments of happiness, there's this looming darkness that follows you, casting a shadow over everything you try to embrace. Part of you knows you need to confront wounds from the past, untangle its' grip, and finally heal. But you are terrified of what might surface if you do, scared to open the floodgates to that pain. You have carried it for so long, and even though it's from ideal, it's familiar. After all, you have reached the point where you can't ignore those unresolved issues. It's clear something needs to change in your life.
(214) 441-6142 View (214) 441-6142

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Number of Therapists in Westchase, Houston, TX

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Westchase, Houston, TX who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
75% Self Esteem
74% Stress
67% Relationship Issues
67% Coping Skills
56% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
85% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
83% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Westchase, Houston, TX see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Westchase, 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.