Therapists in Pampa, TX

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Amber Adams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pampa, TX 79065
As a therapist, my goal is to assist you in the development and achievement of your own goals. When we consider the way we are raised, the way we are taught how to behave, and how we experience life, this is what makes every one of us unique. My focus as your therapist is to help you process and grow through your experiences. In a session with me, we will work together to learn new and healthy ways of coping, identifying and expressing emotions both past and present, and continue to take steps forward for a future worth living.
As a therapist, my goal is to assist you in the development and achievement of your own goals. When we consider the way we are raised, the way we are taught how to behave, and how we experience life, this is what makes every one of us unique. My focus as your therapist is to help you process and grow through your experiences. In a session with me, we will work together to learn new and healthy ways of coping, identifying and expressing emotions both past and present, and continue to take steps forward for a future worth living.
(806) 557-1476 View (806) 557-1476
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Raine N. Reyes
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MEd, LPC -A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pampa, TX 79065
Life is full of challenges and hardships that can leave us feeling overwhelmed and unsure of how to move forward. From transitions into motherhood or a new job, to the loss of a loved one or the pressures of adolescence, it's not uncommon to feel like we're being swept off our feet. As a licensed professional counselor associate, I understand the courage and vulnerability it takes to seek help and let a stranger into your most intimate thoughts. My passion lies in building positive client-counselor relationships that leave you feeling heard and seen, without judgment.
Life is full of challenges and hardships that can leave us feeling overwhelmed and unsure of how to move forward. From transitions into motherhood or a new job, to the loss of a loved one or the pressures of adolescence, it's not uncommon to feel like we're being swept off our feet. As a licensed professional counselor associate, I understand the courage and vulnerability it takes to seek help and let a stranger into your most intimate thoughts. My passion lies in building positive client-counselor relationships that leave you feeling heard and seen, without judgment.
(806) 802-5587 View (806) 802-5587
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Shannah James Rivers Of Hope Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Pampa, TX 79065  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Shannah, a Licensed Masters Social Worker specializing in mental health with 12 years of experience working with adolescents (ages 13 and above) and adults in group counseling, family/marriage counseling, individual counseling, trauma therapy, grief counseling, crisis intervention and eating disorders. Thank you for taking the first step and for allowing me to be part of this very important journey with you! I look forward to meeting you! I am fully committed to listen and provide a safe, ethical and supportive place so that we can develop a treatment plan centered on “you” and “your specific needs.”
Hello, I'm Shannah, a Licensed Masters Social Worker specializing in mental health with 12 years of experience working with adolescents (ages 13 and above) and adults in group counseling, family/marriage counseling, individual counseling, trauma therapy, grief counseling, crisis intervention and eating disorders. Thank you for taking the first step and for allowing me to be part of this very important journey with you! I look forward to meeting you! I am fully committed to listen and provide a safe, ethical and supportive place so that we can develop a treatment plan centered on “you” and “your specific needs.”
(806) 808-0716 View (806) 808-0716
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John Schell, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, BCPC^
Verified Verified
Pampa, TX 79065
John Schell, MS LPC BCPC is licensed professional counselor servicing the Texas Panhandle. In his personal life he has had a physical disability, experienced the death of a spouse, been a single parent, found love after loss, experienced life in a blended family and many other events. His approach to counseling is enhanced by these real world experience along with his Christian faith.
John Schell, MS LPC BCPC is licensed professional counselor servicing the Texas Panhandle. In his personal life he has had a physical disability, experienced the death of a spouse, been a single parent, found love after loss, experienced life in a blended family and many other events. His approach to counseling is enhanced by these real world experience along with his Christian faith.
(806) 452-4085 View (806) 452-4085
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Josie Shrader
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Pampa, TX 79065
No waitlist! Can see you this week - Philosopher Lao Tzu said “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” I commend you on taking that step. You have shown a lot of courage searching for someone to help you on your journey. Maybe you feel like you have already tried everything, but there are other paths to be explored. Together we can find "you" again, and move forward. No one needs to be "fixed". What is needed are new skills to help cope with life's challenges. If you are uncertain about your needs, please call/email me. Together we can discuss options and next steps.
No waitlist! Can see you this week - Philosopher Lao Tzu said “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” I commend you on taking that step. You have shown a lot of courage searching for someone to help you on your journey. Maybe you feel like you have already tried everything, but there are other paths to be explored. Together we can find "you" again, and move forward. No one needs to be "fixed". What is needed are new skills to help cope with life's challenges. If you are uncertain about your needs, please call/email me. Together we can discuss options and next steps.
(806) 491-1947 View (806) 491-1947
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Amarillo Child & Family Counseling
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Pampa, TX 79065
At Amarillo Child & Family Counseling, we offer help for: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); Developmental Disorders (Asperger's/Autism); Depression & anxiety; Obsessions & compulsions; Stealing, lying, substance abuse & runaway; Poor social skills; Bed-wetting & self-soiling; Marital & relationship problems; Learning disabilities; Children with Special Needs; Academic problems; Adjustment to divorce, death & family crises; Truancy & poor school performance; Anger & impulse control problems; Tantrums, fighting & aggression; Child & adult victims of abuse and neglect; Low self-esteem & poor self-concept.
At Amarillo Child & Family Counseling, we offer help for: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); Developmental Disorders (Asperger's/Autism); Depression & anxiety; Obsessions & compulsions; Stealing, lying, substance abuse & runaway; Poor social skills; Bed-wetting & self-soiling; Marital & relationship problems; Learning disabilities; Children with Special Needs; Academic problems; Adjustment to divorce, death & family crises; Truancy & poor school performance; Anger & impulse control problems; Tantrums, fighting & aggression; Child & adult victims of abuse and neglect; Low self-esteem & poor self-concept.
(806) 410-0976 View (806) 410-0976
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Brenda Cantu-Johnston
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pampa, TX 79065
I have extensive experience working with clients in a variety of areas including relationship issues, couples counseling, sex therapy, family therapy, anxiety, depression, trauma and grief. I work through a person- centered approach helping people overcome what they see as problems that may be affecting their everyday life. I have a passion for helping others to make sense of what they have experienced, how it has impacted them and how to move forward from these experiences so that they can achieve their goals. I believe in meeting the person where they are and working with them to get to where they want to be.
I have extensive experience working with clients in a variety of areas including relationship issues, couples counseling, sex therapy, family therapy, anxiety, depression, trauma and grief. I work through a person- centered approach helping people overcome what they see as problems that may be affecting their everyday life. I have a passion for helping others to make sense of what they have experienced, how it has impacted them and how to move forward from these experiences so that they can achieve their goals. I believe in meeting the person where they are and working with them to get to where they want to be.
(806) 878-9263 View (806) 878-9263
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Karen Davis, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Pampa, TX 79065
Hi. I am Karen, and I have been a therapist in the Amarillo area for 20 years. I have worked with people in all phases of their lives as they navigate difficult, troublesome times. I utilize an eclectic style of therapy in an attempt to meet people where they are on their journey. Some of the disciplines that I have found to be most helpful for those facing challenging situations are Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Mindful techniques and Evidence based Trauma Therapies. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety and trauma. I welcome any questions you might have regarding therapy. Feel free to call or text.
Hi. I am Karen, and I have been a therapist in the Amarillo area for 20 years. I have worked with people in all phases of their lives as they navigate difficult, troublesome times. I utilize an eclectic style of therapy in an attempt to meet people where they are on their journey. Some of the disciplines that I have found to be most helpful for those facing challenging situations are Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Mindful techniques and Evidence based Trauma Therapies. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety and trauma. I welcome any questions you might have regarding therapy. Feel free to call or text.
(806) 553-6209 View (806) 553-6209
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Whitley Clay Supervised By Kendra McLaughlin Lpc-S
LPC Associate, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pampa, TX 79065
Life can be difficult to navigate and we all can use an empathetic ear and encouraging word, I hope to be that for my clients. Facing big life changes, anxiety, depression, loneliness, bullying, panic attacks, and other difficulties can be debilitating and even scary. It is my goal to listen to my clients and teach them the tools they need to navigate these difficult feelings. As a mom I know how difficult it can be to watch your child struggle with any issue they may face. It is my goal to walk through these difficult times with you and provide you and your child with the support you need.
Life can be difficult to navigate and we all can use an empathetic ear and encouraging word, I hope to be that for my clients. Facing big life changes, anxiety, depression, loneliness, bullying, panic attacks, and other difficulties can be debilitating and even scary. It is my goal to listen to my clients and teach them the tools they need to navigate these difficult feelings. As a mom I know how difficult it can be to watch your child struggle with any issue they may face. It is my goal to walk through these difficult times with you and provide you and your child with the support you need.
(806) 515-7209 View (806) 515-7209
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Karissa Jurado
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
Pampa, TX 79065  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
In the words of Mr. Rogers, “Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people." This is the same perspective I aim to bring with me into each and every therapy session. Hi! I’m Karissa J., LMFT-A supervised by Tanya Alexander, Ph.D, LMFT-S, ATR-BC. I believe there is healing when we connect with another human in being seen, heard, and supported. I enjoy working with couples and families in helping them heal. I also have over 16 years experience working with kids and teens as a teacher, which has provided me valuable insight in how to connect with your child.
In the words of Mr. Rogers, “Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people." This is the same perspective I aim to bring with me into each and every therapy session. Hi! I’m Karissa J., LMFT-A supervised by Tanya Alexander, Ph.D, LMFT-S, ATR-BC. I believe there is healing when we connect with another human in being seen, heard, and supported. I enjoy working with couples and families in helping them heal. I also have over 16 years experience working with kids and teens as a teacher, which has provided me valuable insight in how to connect with your child.
(806) 608-2506 View (806) 608-2506
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Affirm Therapy Connections
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pampa, TX 79065  (Online Only)
No Waitlist - Book Online Instantly - Weekend + Evenings Available. Life is hard enough as is, you don’t have to keep doing it alone. Hi, I’m Emily! I know reaching out for help isn’t easy, so I aim to provide a safe, affirming space for you to be/find yourself while addressing issues related to depression, anxiety, family dynamics, trauma, relationships, addiction, and more. My typical client is looking to understand why they behave or feel the way they do and searching for strategies to improve their overall happiness and wellbeing.
No Waitlist - Book Online Instantly - Weekend + Evenings Available. Life is hard enough as is, you don’t have to keep doing it alone. Hi, I’m Emily! I know reaching out for help isn’t easy, so I aim to provide a safe, affirming space for you to be/find yourself while addressing issues related to depression, anxiety, family dynamics, trauma, relationships, addiction, and more. My typical client is looking to understand why they behave or feel the way they do and searching for strategies to improve their overall happiness and wellbeing.
(806) 500-2950 View (806) 500-2950

Online Therapists

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LeAnn Lynn Sorrels
Licensed Professional Counselor, M, Ed, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Amarillo, TX 79106
Compassionate care for all ages. Learn how to effectively manage life trials and tribulation with the help of an experienced professional. Every human being regardless of culture, creed, class, background, race or any other distinguishing characteristic is likely to experience some sort of emotional or mental disturbance throughout the course of their lives. The way you think about aspects of your current life or past experiences can move you from healthy, normal distress to more problematic mental heath disturbance. The good news is that it's totally normal to become mentally disturbed and it is absolutely possible to recover.
Compassionate care for all ages. Learn how to effectively manage life trials and tribulation with the help of an experienced professional. Every human being regardless of culture, creed, class, background, race or any other distinguishing characteristic is likely to experience some sort of emotional or mental disturbance throughout the course of their lives. The way you think about aspects of your current life or past experiences can move you from healthy, normal distress to more problematic mental heath disturbance. The good news is that it's totally normal to become mentally disturbed and it is absolutely possible to recover.
(806) 589-2813 View (806) 589-2813
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Crystal Morales
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Amarillo, TX 79109  (Online Only)
Everyone has "baggage" and it is what truly makes us unique. Sometimes our baggage is heavy which can make our journey extra challenging. At times, we just need someone to listen to our thoughts, help us understand what is going on and help us understand what we are needing or wanting. I went into counseling in order to work with those who suffer from depression, anxiety, body issues and trauma. As children, we are not necessary in control of our childhood and experiences but as adults we are responsible.
Everyone has "baggage" and it is what truly makes us unique. Sometimes our baggage is heavy which can make our journey extra challenging. At times, we just need someone to listen to our thoughts, help us understand what is going on and help us understand what we are needing or wanting. I went into counseling in order to work with those who suffer from depression, anxiety, body issues and trauma. As children, we are not necessary in control of our childhood and experiences but as adults we are responsible.
(737) 302-4874 View (737) 302-4874
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Emress Bevers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Amarillo, TX 79124
Accepting new clients-Individual, Couples, Children 6 and up. Now accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield, IMS, Aetna, Humana, Cigna and many others. Life can be a journey with constant and often rough obstacles. Take heart and know that you do not have to do it alone. Together we can overcome barriers and create goals to achieve a healthy and productive life. I want to help you along the journey to healing and working through difficulties that are causing pain and stress in your life.
Accepting new clients-Individual, Couples, Children 6 and up. Now accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield, IMS, Aetna, Humana, Cigna and many others. Life can be a journey with constant and often rough obstacles. Take heart and know that you do not have to do it alone. Together we can overcome barriers and create goals to achieve a healthy and productive life. I want to help you along the journey to healing and working through difficulties that are causing pain and stress in your life.
(806) 203-6290 View (806) 203-6290
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Chelsea LaRee Morrow
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Amarillo, TX 79101
At times life can feel challenging and overwhelming. It may be hard to see outside of your current stressors which may be continuously wearing you down over time. My goal is to help you pull away from current barriers which are preventing you from moving forward. I am here to help you in your journey to healing. Together, we will establish a plan for treatment that addresses your issues and concerns. My therapeutic practice serves adults, adolescents, children, marriages, families and other types of relationships.
At times life can feel challenging and overwhelming. It may be hard to see outside of your current stressors which may be continuously wearing you down over time. My goal is to help you pull away from current barriers which are preventing you from moving forward. I am here to help you in your journey to healing. Together, we will establish a plan for treatment that addresses your issues and concerns. My therapeutic practice serves adults, adolescents, children, marriages, families and other types of relationships.
(806) 884-4593 View (806) 884-4593
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Hannah Barrow
MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Canyon, TX 79015
I am a licensed professional counselor , and I'm also a certified school counselor. I offer services, to children, teens, and adults. I also do marriage counseling, trauma ,depression, anxiety, and grief and loss. My goal is to work with you through your problems so you can be successful. I believe mental health is very important in all ages.
I am a licensed professional counselor , and I'm also a certified school counselor. I offer services, to children, teens, and adults. I also do marriage counseling, trauma ,depression, anxiety, and grief and loss. My goal is to work with you through your problems so you can be successful. I believe mental health is very important in all ages.
(806) 216-3379 View (806) 216-3379
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Terri R Slaughter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Amarillo, TX 79106
I enjoy assisting people that understand that it takes work to change behaviors. People that are struggling with life issues, depression, anxiety, marital struggles are all those I enjoy teaching tools to allow them to utilize to change. I am trained in EMDR and certified in Level 2 in Restoration Therapy and Marital Affair Recovery and Licensed to Supervise Associates in Counseling.
I enjoy assisting people that understand that it takes work to change behaviors. People that are struggling with life issues, depression, anxiety, marital struggles are all those I enjoy teaching tools to allow them to utilize to change. I am trained in EMDR and certified in Level 2 in Restoration Therapy and Marital Affair Recovery and Licensed to Supervise Associates in Counseling.
(806) 853-9108 View (806) 853-9108
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Lou Ann Humphrey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Amarillo, TX 79106
Lou Ann Humphrey, M.Ed., LPC, NCC is a Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor who provides mental health services to individuals. She has a Master of Education in Counseling. She specializes in helping people cope with anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues.
Lou Ann Humphrey, M.Ed., LPC, NCC is a Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor who provides mental health services to individuals. She has a Master of Education in Counseling. She specializes in helping people cope with anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues.
(806) 583-1286 View (806) 583-1286
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Melinda Zalman
MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Amarillo, TX 79106
I believe that counseling is something that everyone can benefit from. Counseling is not advice giving; it is teaching, empathizing, and listening. Are you going through something that you're not sure how to deal with? Is your teen or preteen struggling with something and you don't know how to help? Are you feeling overwhelmed by emotions and life? I am here for you. As a graduate of Dallas Baptist University with a Master's of Arts in Professional Counseling, I have been trained to help you and it is something that I desire to do.
I believe that counseling is something that everyone can benefit from. Counseling is not advice giving; it is teaching, empathizing, and listening. Are you going through something that you're not sure how to deal with? Is your teen or preteen struggling with something and you don't know how to help? Are you feeling overwhelmed by emotions and life? I am here for you. As a graduate of Dallas Baptist University with a Master's of Arts in Professional Counseling, I have been trained to help you and it is something that I desire to do.
(806) 605-2293 View (806) 605-2293
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Justin C Ford
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Amarillo, TX 79109
Whether it's depression, anxiety, trauma, a significant career shift, the end of a relationship, the loss of a loved one, or any other hardship. These moments can be overwhelming, leaving us feeling uncertain, anxious, or even lost. Therapy provides a private and supportive space for individuals to navigate the complexities of major life challenges. Therapy can empower individuals to process their emotions, gain clarity, and develop effective coping strategies. It helps identify and address underlying issues that may have been hidden for a long time, fostering self-discovery, growth, and ultimately, positive transformation.
Whether it's depression, anxiety, trauma, a significant career shift, the end of a relationship, the loss of a loved one, or any other hardship. These moments can be overwhelming, leaving us feeling uncertain, anxious, or even lost. Therapy provides a private and supportive space for individuals to navigate the complexities of major life challenges. Therapy can empower individuals to process their emotions, gain clarity, and develop effective coping strategies. It helps identify and address underlying issues that may have been hidden for a long time, fostering self-discovery, growth, and ultimately, positive transformation.
(806) 424-4479 View (806) 424-4479

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Number of Therapists in Pampa, TX

10+

Average cost per session

$80

Therapists in Pampa, TX who prioritize treating:

91% Depression
91% Anxiety
91% Grief
82% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
73% Behavioral Issues
73% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

3 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Pampa, TX see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Pampa?

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.