Therapists in New Braunfels, TX

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Jill A Lee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New Braunfels, TX 78130
When you are struggling, one of the most difficult things to do is ask for help. It takes courage, faith, and trust to reach out when life feels unmanageable or overwhelming. Yet taking that one step is often the very best thing you can do for yourself and those you love. I provide compassionate, competent counseling to teens and adults in individual, and family/group settings. I use individualized talk, play, and EMDR techniques to help clients set therapeutic goals and reach them.
When you are struggling, one of the most difficult things to do is ask for help. It takes courage, faith, and trust to reach out when life feels unmanageable or overwhelming. Yet taking that one step is often the very best thing you can do for yourself and those you love. I provide compassionate, competent counseling to teens and adults in individual, and family/group settings. I use individualized talk, play, and EMDR techniques to help clients set therapeutic goals and reach them.
(830) 266-5584 View (830) 266-5584
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Jackie Engelhardt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
New Braunfels, TX 78130  (Online Only)
Therapy should not be complicated - it's really about sitting down and talking with another person without feeling judged, talked down to, or being told what to do. My goal is to provide safe, nurturing, and effective psychotherapy to adults. I use practical and individually tailored approaches. I strive to create an atmosphere of teamwork that allows clients to educate me about their lives and they changes they want. I am not seeing couples at this time.
Therapy should not be complicated - it's really about sitting down and talking with another person without feeling judged, talked down to, or being told what to do. My goal is to provide safe, nurturing, and effective psychotherapy to adults. I use practical and individually tailored approaches. I strive to create an atmosphere of teamwork that allows clients to educate me about their lives and they changes they want. I am not seeing couples at this time.
(210) 446-4684 View (210) 446-4684
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Amber Dickerson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Do you find yourself struggling with the every day life challenges? Are you experiencing stress, anxiety, sadness, or relationship issues? There are times in our life that can be more difficult than others to get through on our own in which we seek additional support. Whether you received counseling before or this is your first time, I strive to help you through these challenges to process your emotions, develop new coping strategies, and build on your strengths.
Do you find yourself struggling with the every day life challenges? Are you experiencing stress, anxiety, sadness, or relationship issues? There are times in our life that can be more difficult than others to get through on our own in which we seek additional support. Whether you received counseling before or this is your first time, I strive to help you through these challenges to process your emotions, develop new coping strategies, and build on your strengths.
(830) 271-2270 View (830) 271-2270
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Jennifer Brietzke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Braunfels, TX 78130
You are feeling depressed or anxious, maybe overwhelmed and at a loss for finding direction and purpose. You are struggling to feel empowered and are often making unhealthy decisions. Your life feels out of control and your relationships are not satisfying. You may be struggling to manage school or work responsibilities due to stress or anxiety. It feels like life is so very hard and it feels impossible to have compassion for yourself or to feel connected to others in a healthy way.
You are feeling depressed or anxious, maybe overwhelmed and at a loss for finding direction and purpose. You are struggling to feel empowered and are often making unhealthy decisions. Your life feels out of control and your relationships are not satisfying. You may be struggling to manage school or work responsibilities due to stress or anxiety. It feels like life is so very hard and it feels impossible to have compassion for yourself or to feel connected to others in a healthy way.
(512) 540-3242 View (512) 540-3242
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Aspire Center for Counseling & Consulting, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP-II, CIMPH, CFTP, CCATP
Verified Verified
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Hi! I'm Jess. Thank you for the opportunity to be your psychotherapist! Have you been experiencing disconnection in relationships or with yourself? Are you saying yes when you want to say no, lay in bed at night with racing thoughts, feeling burned out, or are reminded of old traumatic events without warning? You do not have to stay stuck in survival mode! I will meet you where you are in your story, and move our work at a pace that feels best for you. I initially collaborate with clients to decrease overwhelming feelings of emotional and physical distress while increasing the ability to cope effectively.
Hi! I'm Jess. Thank you for the opportunity to be your psychotherapist! Have you been experiencing disconnection in relationships or with yourself? Are you saying yes when you want to say no, lay in bed at night with racing thoughts, feeling burned out, or are reminded of old traumatic events without warning? You do not have to stay stuck in survival mode! I will meet you where you are in your story, and move our work at a pace that feels best for you. I initially collaborate with clients to decrease overwhelming feelings of emotional and physical distress while increasing the ability to cope effectively.
(830) 521-5654 View (830) 521-5654
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Alexandria Licea
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New Braunfels, TX 78130  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Alex! I have been practicing Social Work since March 2014. I have a history of working with children, adolescents and young adults. I provide virtual therapy sessions to clients. I strive to help my clients feel encouraged and empowered. I work with clients to process their thoughts and emotions, create attainable goals and guide them through difficult times. I am currently accepting new clients and have evenings and weekend availability,
My name is Alex! I have been practicing Social Work since March 2014. I have a history of working with children, adolescents and young adults. I provide virtual therapy sessions to clients. I strive to help my clients feel encouraged and empowered. I work with clients to process their thoughts and emotions, create attainable goals and guide them through difficult times. I am currently accepting new clients and have evenings and weekend availability,
(830) 218-1462 View (830) 218-1462
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Nikkala Kordzik
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT, LCDC, NCC
Verified Verified
New Braunfels, TX 78130
I specialize in counseling children, adolescents, and adults, who are experiencing anxiety, ADD/ADHD, and life transitions, as well as career and substance use concerns. I also provide play therapy services to children and teenagers, and counsel Texas clients in-office and via telehealth. I offer flexible counseling appointment times, including daytime, evening, and weekend appointments. I provide individualized and holistic counseling techniques, and help clients create solutions to meet their goals and needs. Visit my website at www.solutionfocusedcounselingtexas.com and call me at (830) 376-2657, today to schedule an appointment!
I specialize in counseling children, adolescents, and adults, who are experiencing anxiety, ADD/ADHD, and life transitions, as well as career and substance use concerns. I also provide play therapy services to children and teenagers, and counsel Texas clients in-office and via telehealth. I offer flexible counseling appointment times, including daytime, evening, and weekend appointments. I provide individualized and holistic counseling techniques, and help clients create solutions to meet their goals and needs. Visit my website at www.solutionfocusedcounselingtexas.com and call me at (830) 376-2657, today to schedule an appointment!
(830) 376-2657 View (830) 376-2657
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Kim Lehmann
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Are you feeling stressed, sad or overwhelmed? Have life's difficulties led you to withdraw from activities you previously enjoyed? Are you experiencing a challenging life transition? We all experience difficult personal times when we need to reach out for additional support. As your counselor, we will develop practical strategies, identify your strengths, and work together to begin moving you towards a more fulfilling and balanced life. My practice is women focused with balance as an individual, rather than a diagnosis, addressing your physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs.
Are you feeling stressed, sad or overwhelmed? Have life's difficulties led you to withdraw from activities you previously enjoyed? Are you experiencing a challenging life transition? We all experience difficult personal times when we need to reach out for additional support. As your counselor, we will develop practical strategies, identify your strengths, and work together to begin moving you towards a more fulfilling and balanced life. My practice is women focused with balance as an individual, rather than a diagnosis, addressing your physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs.
(830) 469-4703 View (830) 469-4703
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Nathaniel A Orona
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Sometimes things just don't feel right. Life is hard. We experience trauma, anxiety, depression, and the overall pain of life's hardships. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I work with children, teens, and adults to find solutions to anger, depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, and the general issues that come from everyday living.
Sometimes things just don't feel right. Life is hard. We experience trauma, anxiety, depression, and the overall pain of life's hardships. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I work with children, teens, and adults to find solutions to anger, depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, and the general issues that come from everyday living.
(830) 262-2219 View (830) 262-2219
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Dominique Sanchez-York
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Braunfels, TX 78130  (Online Only)
I am passionate about supporting individuals on their journey to parenthood. Whether you're on the path to conception, awaiting a new baby, in the postpartum period, or adjusting to your new role as a parent, I'm here to help you recognize your strengths and achieve your personal goals. My dedication to perinatal and maternal/parental mental health is rooted in both personal and professional experiences. I understand firsthand the isolation, loneliness, and overwhelm that can accompany the journey to and through motherhood. As your therapist, I aim to be an unwavering support system during this vulnerable period.
I am passionate about supporting individuals on their journey to parenthood. Whether you're on the path to conception, awaiting a new baby, in the postpartum period, or adjusting to your new role as a parent, I'm here to help you recognize your strengths and achieve your personal goals. My dedication to perinatal and maternal/parental mental health is rooted in both personal and professional experiences. I understand firsthand the isolation, loneliness, and overwhelm that can accompany the journey to and through motherhood. As your therapist, I aim to be an unwavering support system during this vulnerable period.
(830) 532-7224 View (830) 532-7224
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Back Porch Therapy, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
New Braunfels, TX 78130  (Online Only)
You have many choices when it comes to picking a counselor/therapist, but what is the most important thing to consider when choosing? Does the person appear to be kind? Do they have the qualifications to serve you? Does he/she make you feel comfortable and ease the anxiety you might be feeling regarding sharing such personal information so quickly? How does the office environment feel (telehealth or in the office)? More importantly, how quickly do you feel your exact problem is being addressed?
You have many choices when it comes to picking a counselor/therapist, but what is the most important thing to consider when choosing? Does the person appear to be kind? Do they have the qualifications to serve you? Does he/she make you feel comfortable and ease the anxiety you might be feeling regarding sharing such personal information so quickly? How does the office environment feel (telehealth or in the office)? More importantly, how quickly do you feel your exact problem is being addressed?
(903) 730-6198 View (903) 730-6198
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Mee-Gaik Lim Ph.d
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S, AAMFT-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New Braunfels, TX 78132
The counseling relationship is based on creating an accepting, respectful, warm, collaborative working environment to guide you to create and re-write healthy scripts in your personal journey. The key is to construct opportunities for you to gain insights into personal patterns and simultaneously strengthen connections in relationships. Efforts will focus on helping you explore your strengths and successes and explore effective ways to enhance personal growth and relationship satisfaction.
The counseling relationship is based on creating an accepting, respectful, warm, collaborative working environment to guide you to create and re-write healthy scripts in your personal journey. The key is to construct opportunities for you to gain insights into personal patterns and simultaneously strengthen connections in relationships. Efforts will focus on helping you explore your strengths and successes and explore effective ways to enhance personal growth and relationship satisfaction.
(830) 708-6762 View (830) 708-6762
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Jeana Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, SE-Adv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Braunfels, TX 78132
Thanks for stopping by!! Do you have big questions about what you have experienced in your life and you seek healing? ​ Do you want to grow in your relationships with others and yourself? ​ Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief or find yourself in the midst of a transition? I love questions and helping people as they learn more about themselves and their own capacity for healing and wholeness. Do you travel often? Is scheduling an in-person appointment difficult? ​ Have you struggled to find a therapist you work well with? ​ If so, online counseling might be an alternative for you!
Thanks for stopping by!! Do you have big questions about what you have experienced in your life and you seek healing? ​ Do you want to grow in your relationships with others and yourself? ​ Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief or find yourself in the midst of a transition? I love questions and helping people as they learn more about themselves and their own capacity for healing and wholeness. Do you travel often? Is scheduling an in-person appointment difficult? ​ Have you struggled to find a therapist you work well with? ​ If so, online counseling might be an alternative for you!
(512) 359-8755 View (512) 359-8755
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Laura Meggen Gray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Braunfels, TX 78132
I work with adults ages 19+. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and groups. I am a trauma based, and focused clinician. As a trauma informed clinician I work well with many groups of individuals that have experienced forms of trauma at different or constant points in their lives. I specialize in working with active military, veterans, first responders, and those with cooccurring disorders. I have experience with diverse populations and am multiculturally informed. I am curious of your lived experience. Although it may be the source of the pain you carry unseen, I believe in it we can also find your place to heal.
I work with adults ages 19+. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and groups. I am a trauma based, and focused clinician. As a trauma informed clinician I work well with many groups of individuals that have experienced forms of trauma at different or constant points in their lives. I specialize in working with active military, veterans, first responders, and those with cooccurring disorders. I have experience with diverse populations and am multiculturally informed. I am curious of your lived experience. Although it may be the source of the pain you carry unseen, I believe in it we can also find your place to heal.
(830) 224-2260 View (830) 224-2260
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Justin Ruiz, Counseling-Mental Health Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Justin Ruiz is a dedicated therapist with a passion for helping individuals navigate life's challenges. With years of experience, Justin specializes in providing compassionate and effective therapy to men, adolescents, and children facing issues such as anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, and adoption-related concerns. Driven by a commitment to making a positive impact, Justin focuses on creating a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their thoughts and emotions openly. His approach is tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual, employing evidence-based techniques and personalized sessions.
Justin Ruiz is a dedicated therapist with a passion for helping individuals navigate life's challenges. With years of experience, Justin specializes in providing compassionate and effective therapy to men, adolescents, and children facing issues such as anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, and adoption-related concerns. Driven by a commitment to making a positive impact, Justin focuses on creating a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their thoughts and emotions openly. His approach is tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual, employing evidence-based techniques and personalized sessions.
(830) 689-6443 View (830) 689-6443
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Suzanne Balderrama
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Hello, my name is Suzanne Balderrama and I am a licensed professional counselor with 7 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and their families. My experience has been primarily in the educational system and a community mental health center where I provided direct mental health services including individual and group counseling, treatment coordination, and case management in the areas of ADHD, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and autism. Additionally, I have experience in providing consultive/ collaborative support to teachers, administrators, and parents regarding mental health or behavioral issues.
Hello, my name is Suzanne Balderrama and I am a licensed professional counselor with 7 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and their families. My experience has been primarily in the educational system and a community mental health center where I provided direct mental health services including individual and group counseling, treatment coordination, and case management in the areas of ADHD, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and autism. Additionally, I have experience in providing consultive/ collaborative support to teachers, administrators, and parents regarding mental health or behavioral issues.
(830) 490-1375 View (830) 490-1375
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Corrie Perkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
New Braunfels, TX 78131  (Online Only)
Welcome. Seeking help involves great courage. At times, we all feel a little off, unbalanced and in need of some support. If you’re reading this because: you’re struggling with life in the military, you’ve experienced a trauma or grief that has you stuck, life is feeling overwhelming, you can’t seem to relax or control your worrisome thoughts, or maybe you and your partner aren’t able to connect or communicate emotionally or intimately, I’m here to help. I can support you in feeling heard while processing the uncomfortable thoughts and feelings, all without judgment. Together let's find healthy balance, new coping skills and growth.
Welcome. Seeking help involves great courage. At times, we all feel a little off, unbalanced and in need of some support. If you’re reading this because: you’re struggling with life in the military, you’ve experienced a trauma or grief that has you stuck, life is feeling overwhelming, you can’t seem to relax or control your worrisome thoughts, or maybe you and your partner aren’t able to connect or communicate emotionally or intimately, I’m here to help. I can support you in feeling heard while processing the uncomfortable thoughts and feelings, all without judgment. Together let's find healthy balance, new coping skills and growth.
(830) 293-3789 View (830) 293-3789
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Edward Salazar
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, RPT-S
Verified Verified
New Braunfels, TX 78130
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor that provides a free and protective space to resolve trauma, grief, and a myriad of personal problems. My goal is to help my clients heal and grow.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor that provides a free and protective space to resolve trauma, grief, and a myriad of personal problems. My goal is to help my clients heal and grow.
(830) 266-0885 View (830) 266-0885
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Kimberly Knox
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Braunfels, TX 78130
As individuals, we navigate through life with the tools that were handed to us through our family systems. Sometimes that's not enough to keep us on course for what we desire out of life. Relationships can be complicated, depression can be isolating, and anxiety can be crippling. Breaking free from the chains that mental health binds us to can be the most liberating feeling, why not try it out?
As individuals, we navigate through life with the tools that were handed to us through our family systems. Sometimes that's not enough to keep us on course for what we desire out of life. Relationships can be complicated, depression can be isolating, and anxiety can be crippling. Breaking free from the chains that mental health binds us to can be the most liberating feeling, why not try it out?
(682) 204-2071 View (682) 204-2071
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Jamey Hinman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New Braunfels, TX 78130
I believe recovery and growth is a deeply personal individualized experience. I feel privileged being a part of each clients journey. Empathy, compassion, self-worth, vulnerability & relationships with yourself & others are areas that I can help you with on your journey to healing, growing and excelling. Finding the right counselor is paramount to achieving success. I’m an Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) & Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). I received both my B.A. in Psychology & M.A. in Counseling and Guidance from Texas A&M. I’ve worked in various settings such as private practice, outpatient & residential.
I believe recovery and growth is a deeply personal individualized experience. I feel privileged being a part of each clients journey. Empathy, compassion, self-worth, vulnerability & relationships with yourself & others are areas that I can help you with on your journey to healing, growing and excelling. Finding the right counselor is paramount to achieving success. I’m an Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) & Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). I received both my B.A. in Psychology & M.A. in Counseling and Guidance from Texas A&M. I’ve worked in various settings such as private practice, outpatient & residential.
(830) 310-6112 View (830) 310-6112

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Number of Therapists in New Braunfels, TX

200+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in New Braunfels, TX who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
88% Depression
78% Coping Skills
78% Self Esteem
70% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% BlueCross and BlueShield
79% Aetna
77% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in New Braunfels, TX see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in New Braunfels?

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.