Therapists in Laredo, TX

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Malgorzata Betkowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Laredo, TX 78046
My name is Gosia Betkowski, and I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) I absolutely love what I do! I am passionate about providing a warm, trusting environment to allow clients to work through any challenges and experience healing. I work with clients who struggle with a variety of issues-depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and so much more! I have a very client-centered approach to therapy. I will meet you where you are at in your journey and provide empathy, compassion, and unconditional positive regard.
My name is Gosia Betkowski, and I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) I absolutely love what I do! I am passionate about providing a warm, trusting environment to allow clients to work through any challenges and experience healing. I work with clients who struggle with a variety of issues-depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and so much more! I have a very client-centered approach to therapy. I will meet you where you are at in your journey and provide empathy, compassion, and unconditional positive regard.
(469) 454-2383 View (469) 454-2383
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Imane Boulares
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Laredo, TX 78045
My name is Imane Boulares, and I am a Muslim Arab American. I was raised in California, where I was exposed to various cultures and backgrounds. I am very thankful to that exposure as it taught me how to be accepting and understanding of others from an early age. It has also made me very curious to learn more about other cultures and how it effects day-to-day life and family systems. Furthermore, I received my psychology BA from UT-Austin and my M.Ed. from Lamar University. Working at the different settings has provided me with a diverse experience on different mental health issues with various intensities.
My name is Imane Boulares, and I am a Muslim Arab American. I was raised in California, where I was exposed to various cultures and backgrounds. I am very thankful to that exposure as it taught me how to be accepting and understanding of others from an early age. It has also made me very curious to learn more about other cultures and how it effects day-to-day life and family systems. Furthermore, I received my psychology BA from UT-Austin and my M.Ed. from Lamar University. Working at the different settings has provided me with a diverse experience on different mental health issues with various intensities.
(281) 729-5311 View (281) 729-5311
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Rekindle Hope Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Laredo, TX 78041
uring work, school, or family challenges, feeling overwhelmed is entirely understandable. The hurdles you face, filled with worries and obstacles, can seem daunting and might even shake your values and optimism. Please remember, that the healing journey can be tough and seem like an uphill climb, but you're not alone. Reach out for support, lean on loved ones, and take small, gentle steps toward finding peace. You have a deep well of strength within you, and with each step, you're moving closer to a brighter, calmer future. You are resilient and will overcome these challenges, one day at a time.
uring work, school, or family challenges, feeling overwhelmed is entirely understandable. The hurdles you face, filled with worries and obstacles, can seem daunting and might even shake your values and optimism. Please remember, that the healing journey can be tough and seem like an uphill climb, but you're not alone. Reach out for support, lean on loved ones, and take small, gentle steps toward finding peace. You have a deep well of strength within you, and with each step, you're moving closer to a brighter, calmer future. You are resilient and will overcome these challenges, one day at a time.
(956) 948-7974 View (956) 948-7974
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Jessica Mitchell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Laredo, TX 78040
Hello, My name is Jessica Mitchell, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has over 9 years of clinical experience. I work primarily with adults dealing with self-esteem and acceptance matters, as well as clients from ostracized and oppressed communities, including those dealing with Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, LGBTQIA+, Marital/Pre-Marital, and Life Coaching. I use a mix of Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Couples Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Marital therapies. I believe in elevating your personal power and guiding you towards accessing that.
Hello, My name is Jessica Mitchell, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has over 9 years of clinical experience. I work primarily with adults dealing with self-esteem and acceptance matters, as well as clients from ostracized and oppressed communities, including those dealing with Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, LGBTQIA+, Marital/Pre-Marital, and Life Coaching. I use a mix of Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Couples Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Marital therapies. I believe in elevating your personal power and guiding you towards accessing that.
(956) 539-7523 View (956) 539-7523
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Keshawna Cole
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Laredo, TX 78045
Mental Health Advocate with 16 years’ experience engaging adolescents, teens, and parents regarding crisis intervention, trauma informed care, trust based relational intervention, solution-oriented treatment, conflict resolution, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. Dedicated to implementing appropriate interventions regarding domestic violence, substance abuse, interpersonal relationships, and Child Protective Service cases.
Mental Health Advocate with 16 years’ experience engaging adolescents, teens, and parents regarding crisis intervention, trauma informed care, trust based relational intervention, solution-oriented treatment, conflict resolution, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. Dedicated to implementing appropriate interventions regarding domestic violence, substance abuse, interpersonal relationships, and Child Protective Service cases.
(817) 785-9155 View (817) 785-9155
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Xochilt Vazquez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Laredo, TX 78041  (Online Only)
Despite trying to forget that event or situations that happened, they are still on your mind. I know it probably feels pointless to think about the past right now, but you are ready to heal and want to move on. You want to stop overthinking about your past and instead believe that you ARE good enough, lovable, and deserve good things. At times, certain days don’t seem “that bad” then something triggering happens with your partner, kids, friends, or parents. Suddenly, your mind is flooded with memories of the past which leaves you feeling negative about yourself all over again. Maybe, you wish you could have prevented it.
Despite trying to forget that event or situations that happened, they are still on your mind. I know it probably feels pointless to think about the past right now, but you are ready to heal and want to move on. You want to stop overthinking about your past and instead believe that you ARE good enough, lovable, and deserve good things. At times, certain days don’t seem “that bad” then something triggering happens with your partner, kids, friends, or parents. Suddenly, your mind is flooded with memories of the past which leaves you feeling negative about yourself all over again. Maybe, you wish you could have prevented it.
(956) 758-8350 View (956) 758-8350
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Laredo, TX 78040  (Online Only)
We're here to help you reach your therapy goals at Lifebulb! We’ll connect you with the best possible therapist for your unique goals, someone who genuinely cares about helping you. We’re all about making therapy enjoyable for both therapists and clients. Whether you prefer in-person sessions at our locations or online through telehealth, we've got you covered. Our team consists of highly trained and licensed clinicians who are passionate about the therapy process. Let's work together to achieve your goals!
We're here to help you reach your therapy goals at Lifebulb! We’ll connect you with the best possible therapist for your unique goals, someone who genuinely cares about helping you. We’re all about making therapy enjoyable for both therapists and clients. Whether you prefer in-person sessions at our locations or online through telehealth, we've got you covered. Our team consists of highly trained and licensed clinicians who are passionate about the therapy process. Let's work together to achieve your goals!
(956) 997-9425 View (956) 997-9425
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Ralph Casazza
Psychologist, LCP, PhD
Verified Verified
Laredo, TX 78046
I am Dr. Ralph Casazza, a licensed psychologist; with clinical training & experience focusing on the treatment of issues related to depression, anxiety, work stress/career counseling, communication skills development, chronic medical conditions, pain management, PTSD, substance abuse, & other addictive behaviors. I have worked in various settings and with different client populations, including adults, senior citizens, medical populations (hospitals, nursing homes, and rehab facilities), LGBTQ+, substance abuse clinics, etc.
I am Dr. Ralph Casazza, a licensed psychologist; with clinical training & experience focusing on the treatment of issues related to depression, anxiety, work stress/career counseling, communication skills development, chronic medical conditions, pain management, PTSD, substance abuse, & other addictive behaviors. I have worked in various settings and with different client populations, including adults, senior citizens, medical populations (hospitals, nursing homes, and rehab facilities), LGBTQ+, substance abuse clinics, etc.
(817) 961-9154 View (817) 961-9154
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The Therapy Room PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Laredo, TX 78041
Life in general is filled with demands and stressors, both at work and at home. Balancing all that is required is overwhelming. Yet the distress you feel today does not need to be your new normal, there is hope! I believe that each person is resilient, with the capacity to build connection and heal. I work with adults experiencing anxiety and depression, grief and loss, job stress and trauma. In our sessions, I will be an active, curious listener. I will approach our work together with warmth, humor and empathy, while integrating evidence-based practices to meet your needs. I am dedicated to creating a safe space for you.
Life in general is filled with demands and stressors, both at work and at home. Balancing all that is required is overwhelming. Yet the distress you feel today does not need to be your new normal, there is hope! I believe that each person is resilient, with the capacity to build connection and heal. I work with adults experiencing anxiety and depression, grief and loss, job stress and trauma. In our sessions, I will be an active, curious listener. I will approach our work together with warmth, humor and empathy, while integrating evidence-based practices to meet your needs. I am dedicated to creating a safe space for you.
(956) 405-1623 View (956) 405-1623
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Laredo Psychological and Counseling Services
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laredo, TX 78041
Hi, I am Dr. Ediza Garcia. Thank you for visiting my page. If you are a parent searching for services for your child, yourself, and/or your family, you’ve come to the right place. When youth and families experience stress and trauma, it can be difficult to find a way back to healthy living. My work is centered on helping youth and their families build resilience in the aftermath of adversity, including abuse, grief, medical illness, and violence victimization. Through evidence-based techniques, I help youth and families develop skills that lessen difficult feelings and memories and promote a path to wellness.
Hi, I am Dr. Ediza Garcia. Thank you for visiting my page. If you are a parent searching for services for your child, yourself, and/or your family, you’ve come to the right place. When youth and families experience stress and trauma, it can be difficult to find a way back to healthy living. My work is centered on helping youth and their families build resilience in the aftermath of adversity, including abuse, grief, medical illness, and violence victimization. Through evidence-based techniques, I help youth and families develop skills that lessen difficult feelings and memories and promote a path to wellness.
(956) 431-0402 View (956) 431-0402
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Oscar Higareda
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
Laredo, TX 78046  (Online Only)
At times, we may not have been taught how to navigate our emotions, process our thoughts, or ask for help. I've encountered individuals who, despite their strength, felt uneasy about seeking assistance. This is a natural response; you've had to be resilient. However, this doesn't mean you shouldn't have the opportunity to process these experiences; you have every right to acknowledge your emotions and should be able to thrive and lead a healthier life. If you allow me, I can offer you a secure and non-judgmental environment to explore these emotions and thoughts, and together, we can strive for more positive perspectives.
At times, we may not have been taught how to navigate our emotions, process our thoughts, or ask for help. I've encountered individuals who, despite their strength, felt uneasy about seeking assistance. This is a natural response; you've had to be resilient. However, this doesn't mean you shouldn't have the opportunity to process these experiences; you have every right to acknowledge your emotions and should be able to thrive and lead a healthier life. If you allow me, I can offer you a secure and non-judgmental environment to explore these emotions and thoughts, and together, we can strive for more positive perspectives.
(888) 237-4911 View (888) 237-4911
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Just Breathe Counseling, Consulting, & Coaching
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS LPC, LCDC, NCC, NCAC I, DOT SAP
Verified Verified
Laredo, TX 78041
At Just Breathe Counseling, Consulting, and Coaching, PLLC, we firmly believe that every person has the potential to live a life filled with purpose and fulfillment. Our counseling services are carefully designed to empower individuals from all walks of life, helping them unlock their innate potential and achieve their most cherished goals. Clients undergo a comprehensive evaluation to better understand the motivations behind their decision to seek counseling. Our aim is to discern their specific needs and any underlying mental health concerns.
At Just Breathe Counseling, Consulting, and Coaching, PLLC, we firmly believe that every person has the potential to live a life filled with purpose and fulfillment. Our counseling services are carefully designed to empower individuals from all walks of life, helping them unlock their innate potential and achieve their most cherished goals. Clients undergo a comprehensive evaluation to better understand the motivations behind their decision to seek counseling. Our aim is to discern their specific needs and any underlying mental health concerns.
(956) 477-4278 View (956) 477-4278
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Erik E Martinez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Laredo, TX 78045
I am a licensed Professional Counselor and part of the National Board of Certified Counselors. As well, I am a Professional Psychologist and part of the American Psychological Association with training in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
I am a licensed Professional Counselor and part of the National Board of Certified Counselors. As well, I am a Professional Psychologist and part of the American Psychological Association with training in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
(956) 253-7778 View (956) 253-7778
Photo of Carolina Velasquez, MA, LPC, LCDC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Carolina Velasquez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
Laredo, TX 78045  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
If you are in the search for services regarding self-esteem issues, trauma, depression, anxiety or simply are not sure where you are at in life, therapy can help. When we experience a change in our life it can be difficult to feel present with our loved ones and with our daily activities. As your therapist, I will work together with you to explore what your values are. Together we will build an individualized plan that will help you move towards your goals. Our therapy sessions are a safe place to express vulnerability without judgement.
If you are in the search for services regarding self-esteem issues, trauma, depression, anxiety or simply are not sure where you are at in life, therapy can help. When we experience a change in our life it can be difficult to feel present with our loved ones and with our daily activities. As your therapist, I will work together with you to explore what your values are. Together we will build an individualized plan that will help you move towards your goals. Our therapy sessions are a safe place to express vulnerability without judgement.
(956) 996-6620 View (956) 996-6620
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Curious Counselor Center, LENS Practitioner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
Laredo, TX 78041
Imagine walking through a dense forest, the path is unclear, shrubs scratch at your feet and the sound of your heartbeat is loud in your ears. Your head replays dark images of memories of a hard phase of life where you experience negative beliefs and distressful emotions. In this moment of uncertainty and fear you wake up and realize you were having a nightmare. This leads to internal confusion because the bucket of emotions feels true. Are you ready to live without these challenges? I can help you… I have successfully treated clients with positive outcomes using Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS) therapy.
Imagine walking through a dense forest, the path is unclear, shrubs scratch at your feet and the sound of your heartbeat is loud in your ears. Your head replays dark images of memories of a hard phase of life where you experience negative beliefs and distressful emotions. In this moment of uncertainty and fear you wake up and realize you were having a nightmare. This leads to internal confusion because the bucket of emotions feels true. Are you ready to live without these challenges? I can help you… I have successfully treated clients with positive outcomes using Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS) therapy.
(956) 903-2676 View (956) 903-2676
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Sharon Mata
MA, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Laredo, TX 78045
The path to mental health is not easy or linear, to the contrary is bumpy and confrontive. I decided to pursue my career as a counselor to help other people take on the adventure to walk the path of self-awareness and growth. I, myself, have been one to take on the challenge, and having someone accompany you throughout it, makes a huge difference. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I'm also a certified bilingual counselor. Personas que solo hablen espanol son completamente bienvenidas!
The path to mental health is not easy or linear, to the contrary is bumpy and confrontive. I decided to pursue my career as a counselor to help other people take on the adventure to walk the path of self-awareness and growth. I, myself, have been one to take on the challenge, and having someone accompany you throughout it, makes a huge difference. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I'm also a certified bilingual counselor. Personas que solo hablen espanol son completamente bienvenidas!
(361) 306-4542 View (361) 306-4542
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Richard Pino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Laredo, TX 78040  (Online Only)
I know how hard it can be finding a therapist you connect with. I want to make it easy for you. Read more about me... What's bugging you? Is it a bad experience or a memory of that bad experience? Maybe it's a combination of those. I can help you feel better fast. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My approach focuses on identifying physical cues, recognizing thoughts, considering consequences, implementing solutions, choosing behaviors, and promoting progress and resolution.
I know how hard it can be finding a therapist you connect with. I want to make it easy for you. Read more about me... What's bugging you? Is it a bad experience or a memory of that bad experience? Maybe it's a combination of those. I can help you feel better fast. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My approach focuses on identifying physical cues, recognizing thoughts, considering consequences, implementing solutions, choosing behaviors, and promoting progress and resolution.
(817) 809-3602 View (817) 809-3602
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Naiely M Saldana
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS Ed
Verified Verified
Laredo, TX 78041
Welcome! I'm Naiely Saldana, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a passion for helping individuals and families navigate life's challenges and achieve emotional well-being. As a bilingual (English/Spanish) Hispanic counselor, I provide a safe, supportive, and culturally sensitive space for my clients to explore their thoughts and feelings.
Welcome! I'm Naiely Saldana, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a passion for helping individuals and families navigate life's challenges and achieve emotional well-being. As a bilingual (English/Spanish) Hispanic counselor, I provide a safe, supportive, and culturally sensitive space for my clients to explore their thoughts and feelings.
(956) 395-3769 View (956) 395-3769
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Gentle Heart Counseling & Supervision, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, LCDC
Verified Verified
Laredo, TX 78041
Perhaps you're down or anxious or maybe you're unsure about the future and feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Maybe you feel unheard, unloved, unappreciated and taken for granted. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support and would love the opportunity to work with you to figure out how to get you to a place that gives you purpose and fulfill your needs.
Perhaps you're down or anxious or maybe you're unsure about the future and feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Maybe you feel unheard, unloved, unappreciated and taken for granted. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support and would love the opportunity to work with you to figure out how to get you to a place that gives you purpose and fulfill your needs.
(956) 628-7634 View (956) 628-7634
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Lupita Perez-Gonzalez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Laredo, TX 78041
Navigating life's challenges can feel overwhelming, but you don't have to face them alone. In our sessions, we'll tune into your emotions and reactions, helping you clarify your values and guide you toward becoming the person you aspire to be. My commitment is to provide a safe, accepting space where you can openly share your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment.
Navigating life's challenges can feel overwhelming, but you don't have to face them alone. In our sessions, we'll tune into your emotions and reactions, helping you clarify your values and guide you toward becoming the person you aspire to be. My commitment is to provide a safe, accepting space where you can openly share your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment.
(956) 489-4493 View (956) 489-4493
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Laredo, TX

80+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Laredo, TX who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
94% Depression
82% Coping Skills
77% Relationship Issues
77% Trauma and PTSD
77% Self Esteem
77% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
82% BlueCross and BlueShield
77% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Laredo, TX see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Laredo?

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.