Therapists in San Antonio, TX

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Photo of Lavelda Naylor, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Antonio, TX
Lavelda Naylor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT-S, DCC
Verified
9 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78213  (Online Only)
Meaning in life can be hard to find when we are struggling to just get through each day, and therapy can help. If you feel empty, overwhelmed or lost, please reach out because you don't have to go through this without support. Let's normalize getting therapy! While I work with many issues, I specialize in mood disorders, adult 'giftedness' /GT issues, polyamory and relationship problems of all types. If you have felt othered or marginalized before, I want to assure you I offer affirming care and operate from an intersectional, inclusive point of view. Currently accepting new clients for virtual therapy only.
Meaning in life can be hard to find when we are struggling to just get through each day, and therapy can help. If you feel empty, overwhelmed or lost, please reach out because you don't have to go through this without support. Let's normalize getting therapy! While I work with many issues, I specialize in mood disorders, adult 'giftedness' /GT issues, polyamory and relationship problems of all types. If you have felt othered or marginalized before, I want to assure you I offer affirming care and operate from an intersectional, inclusive point of view. Currently accepting new clients for virtual therapy only.
(210) 598-5012 View (210) 598-5012
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Benjamin Spear
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78249  (Online Only)
We often face difficult challenges and personal setbacks in life, but “stress” doesn’t have to become “distress”. You may be balancing a number of stressors, like work and relationships, while trying your hardest to keep anxiety or depression from getting in the way of personal goals. Whatever brought you here today, trying to cope with all everything on your own might feel almost impossibly overwhelming and lonely at times. But you aren't alone: together we can figure out ways for you to balance these stressors and overcome setbacks.
We often face difficult challenges and personal setbacks in life, but “stress” doesn’t have to become “distress”. You may be balancing a number of stressors, like work and relationships, while trying your hardest to keep anxiety or depression from getting in the way of personal goals. Whatever brought you here today, trying to cope with all everything on your own might feel almost impossibly overwhelming and lonely at times. But you aren't alone: together we can figure out ways for you to balance these stressors and overcome setbacks.
(210) 405-9843 View (210) 405-9843
Photo of Beatrice Ballard, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Antonio, TX
Beatrice Ballard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
14 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78258
*No evening or weekend appointments* Life can throw curve balls at us and when that happens it's helpful to have a trained professional who can help you process how to move forward. I have experience treating individuals, couples and families and significant experience dealing with cases of infidelity, divorce, anxiety and depression. Couples are a big focus for me but of course I also see individuals. I have a particular interest in clients dealing with anxiety, depression or have past trauma. I also do therapy with local celebrities who have unique concerns about privacy.
*No evening or weekend appointments* Life can throw curve balls at us and when that happens it's helpful to have a trained professional who can help you process how to move forward. I have experience treating individuals, couples and families and significant experience dealing with cases of infidelity, divorce, anxiety and depression. Couples are a big focus for me but of course I also see individuals. I have a particular interest in clients dealing with anxiety, depression or have past trauma. I also do therapy with local celebrities who have unique concerns about privacy.
(210) 625-8386 View (210) 625-8386
Photo of Michelle A Farrey, Licensed Professional Counselor in San Antonio, TX
Michelle A Farrey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78232  (Online Only)
Yes, these are unusual times we face and facing it alone is not something you have to do. As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am passionate about individuals, couples, family and marriage therapy. I have experience in working with children 12-18 and adults with behavior issues, anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. I understand the importance of mental, physical and spiritual health and encourages clients to find their unique balance. ( I love helping people, that's what I do)
Yes, these are unusual times we face and facing it alone is not something you have to do. As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am passionate about individuals, couples, family and marriage therapy. I have experience in working with children 12-18 and adults with behavior issues, anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. I understand the importance of mental, physical and spiritual health and encourages clients to find their unique balance. ( I love helping people, that's what I do)
(210) 880-6368 View (210) 880-6368
Photo of Eloise Guggolz, Counselor in San Antonio, TX
Eloise Guggolz
Counselor, NCC
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78209
Welcome, I am glad you landed here. I’m Eloise Guggolz, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Nationally Certified Counselor and Certified Life and Health Coach. My goal is to assist my clients to find inner strength by cultivating a healthy mindset and body allowing more ease in facing challenges in difficult life transitions. If you are experiencing trouble navigating through relationship difficulties, stress, fear of change, body image, disordered eating and or anxiety, I’d like to offer you my counsel and work with you to put you on a path where you feel empowered, at peace and able to make positive changes.
Welcome, I am glad you landed here. I’m Eloise Guggolz, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Nationally Certified Counselor and Certified Life and Health Coach. My goal is to assist my clients to find inner strength by cultivating a healthy mindset and body allowing more ease in facing challenges in difficult life transitions. If you are experiencing trouble navigating through relationship difficulties, stress, fear of change, body image, disordered eating and or anxiety, I’d like to offer you my counsel and work with you to put you on a path where you feel empowered, at peace and able to make positive changes.
(726) 227-1715 View (726) 227-1715
Photo of Tanya M Medina, LPC Intern in San Antonio, TX
Tanya M Medina
LPC Intern, MS, LPC-A
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78205
How are you? Such a simple question that brings up the many events and emotions happening in our lives. At times, we can be overwhelmed by such a question and I want to help guide you to finding the you that you most want to be. The you that is able to handle the ups and downs of life and of personal relationships. Each one of us comes into this world with unique experiences and environments that not only shape us, but also reveal our strengths and tolerance for both the good, the bad, and dare I say the ugly. My promise to you is unconditional positive regard, utmost privacy, and a safe non-judgmental space to help you grow.
How are you? Such a simple question that brings up the many events and emotions happening in our lives. At times, we can be overwhelmed by such a question and I want to help guide you to finding the you that you most want to be. The you that is able to handle the ups and downs of life and of personal relationships. Each one of us comes into this world with unique experiences and environments that not only shape us, but also reveal our strengths and tolerance for both the good, the bad, and dare I say the ugly. My promise to you is unconditional positive regard, utmost privacy, and a safe non-judgmental space to help you grow.
(210) 405-4175 View (210) 405-4175
Photo of Gabriella Kershner, Licensed Professional Counselor in San Antonio, TX
Gabriella Kershner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
10 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78228
Waitlist for new clients
As a therapist, my goal is to help you gain insight into your current situation, guide you into learning how to manage your emotions, and help you face your fears and break free from the obstacles hindering your progress. There is hope in that you can greatly influence the future by changing your mindset today, while moving forward in freedom. Working together, we can create an effective plan that is sure to inspire change and yield results. I am currently taking new clients in the San Antonio area. You have what it takes, my friend. You were born for such a time as this. Let's talk.
As a therapist, my goal is to help you gain insight into your current situation, guide you into learning how to manage your emotions, and help you face your fears and break free from the obstacles hindering your progress. There is hope in that you can greatly influence the future by changing your mindset today, while moving forward in freedom. Working together, we can create an effective plan that is sure to inspire change and yield results. I am currently taking new clients in the San Antonio area. You have what it takes, my friend. You were born for such a time as this. Let's talk.
(210) 903-9583 View (210) 903-9583
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Madhu Karnad
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78240
Everyone’s story matters! Have you experienced fear or sadness at the worst possible moments? Beyond fear, depression, and hopelessness is freedom! Through collaborative client-centered therapy focusing on excellent care, I can help you make lasting changes by overcoming anxiety, alleviating depression, elevating your self esteem and changing behavior patterns to enhance the quality of your life. My goal is to empower clients to grow, heal, and thrive.
Everyone’s story matters! Have you experienced fear or sadness at the worst possible moments? Beyond fear, depression, and hopelessness is freedom! Through collaborative client-centered therapy focusing on excellent care, I can help you make lasting changes by overcoming anxiety, alleviating depression, elevating your self esteem and changing behavior patterns to enhance the quality of your life. My goal is to empower clients to grow, heal, and thrive.
(210) 791-8079 View (210) 791-8079
Photo of Jane Godelia Counseling PLLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in San Antonio, TX
Jane Godelia Counseling PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78258  (Online Only)
Are you struggling managing your own thoughts/emotions or doing your daily tasks? Do you feel dissatisfied with your relationships or where you are heading in life? Do you have a traumatic past that continues to haunt you? If this is you, I can help. I work with adults who want to find solutions to their problems and improve their quality of life. I will empower you, listen and accept you without judgment, and help you cope with the difficult issues you have.
Are you struggling managing your own thoughts/emotions or doing your daily tasks? Do you feel dissatisfied with your relationships or where you are heading in life? Do you have a traumatic past that continues to haunt you? If this is you, I can help. I work with adults who want to find solutions to their problems and improve their quality of life. I will empower you, listen and accept you without judgment, and help you cope with the difficult issues you have.
(210) 871-8588 View (210) 871-8588
Photo of Mikah Watford, Licensed Professional Counselor in San Antonio, TX
Mikah Watford
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC, ACCTS
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78239
I am an Advanced Clinical Trauma Specialist providing evidence-based treatments for trauma including EMDR. Accelerated Resolution Therapy, and Cognitive Processing therapy. In person and Telehealth sessions available.
I am an Advanced Clinical Trauma Specialist providing evidence-based treatments for trauma including EMDR. Accelerated Resolution Therapy, and Cognitive Processing therapy. In person and Telehealth sessions available.
(210) 879-1798 View (210) 879-1798
Photo of Dr. Taryn Hollander, Psychologist in San Antonio, TX
Dr. Taryn Hollander
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78256
I’m a licensed psychologist committed to providing high-quality care in order to help you learn about yourself and work toward your goals. My work focuses on increasing self-reflection, self-compassion, and emotional regulation skills in an effort to improve relationships and functioning for individuals, couples, and families. I believe in taking a relational and collaborative approach to therapy to create an affirming, safe, and compassionate enviroment for growth. I'm interested in understanding your various identities and how your unique experiences have shaped and influenced how you feel about yourself and your relationships.
I’m a licensed psychologist committed to providing high-quality care in order to help you learn about yourself and work toward your goals. My work focuses on increasing self-reflection, self-compassion, and emotional regulation skills in an effort to improve relationships and functioning for individuals, couples, and families. I believe in taking a relational and collaborative approach to therapy to create an affirming, safe, and compassionate enviroment for growth. I'm interested in understanding your various identities and how your unique experiences have shaped and influenced how you feel about yourself and your relationships.
(210) 940-0847 View (210) 940-0847
Photo of Trisha A. Walker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Antonio, TX
Trisha A. Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78232  (Online Only)
At Psychotherapy With Hope, we specialize in helping people find hope and purpose in the midst of their trauma and loss. We are privileged to work with Active Duty and Retired Service Members dealing with both combat and sexual trauma as well as individuals/couples/families facing depression, anxiety, and codependency. Our personal belief and foundation for treatment is that those who are motivated for healing can heal, no matter what they've been through. We offer a supportive and straightforward approach-it truly is a privilege to be "let in" to someone's life journey as they seek a better, more peaceful and fulfilling life.
At Psychotherapy With Hope, we specialize in helping people find hope and purpose in the midst of their trauma and loss. We are privileged to work with Active Duty and Retired Service Members dealing with both combat and sexual trauma as well as individuals/couples/families facing depression, anxiety, and codependency. Our personal belief and foundation for treatment is that those who are motivated for healing can heal, no matter what they've been through. We offer a supportive and straightforward approach-it truly is a privilege to be "let in" to someone's life journey as they seek a better, more peaceful and fulfilling life.
(210) 330-8561 View (210) 330-8561
Photo of David Cortez, Licensed Professional Counselor in San Antonio, TX
David Cortez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCDC
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78251  (Online Only)
Schedule your free consultation & guidance session! Whether it is addiction, codependency, trauma, depression, or anxiety, nothing should get in your way of you living your best life! What has happened before today, what is happening now, and the worries of what may happen tomorrow can be a source of suffering for everyone. Take action and move towards your goals, dreams, passions, and best you. I have nearly a decade of experience helping individuals strive for the life that they know they should have, reach milestones, find their voice, and be the catalyst for change in their own lives. Every person can be the hero of their story!
Schedule your free consultation & guidance session! Whether it is addiction, codependency, trauma, depression, or anxiety, nothing should get in your way of you living your best life! What has happened before today, what is happening now, and the worries of what may happen tomorrow can be a source of suffering for everyone. Take action and move towards your goals, dreams, passions, and best you. I have nearly a decade of experience helping individuals strive for the life that they know they should have, reach milestones, find their voice, and be the catalyst for change in their own lives. Every person can be the hero of their story!
(210) 361-0795 View (210) 361-0795
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Cheryl Wright
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78240
The decision to seek therapy is difficult and personal. Not knowing all the answers to your life questions is natural. Often, people choose therapy during times of stress, discomfort, chaos, and emotional pain. It may also be when you are ready for changes or growth to happen in your life. I believe that within every individual lies the ability to overcome, learn, and preserver through the concerns that brought them to therapy.
The decision to seek therapy is difficult and personal. Not knowing all the answers to your life questions is natural. Often, people choose therapy during times of stress, discomfort, chaos, and emotional pain. It may also be when you are ready for changes or growth to happen in your life. I believe that within every individual lies the ability to overcome, learn, and preserver through the concerns that brought them to therapy.
(210) 762-4741 View (210) 762-4741
Photo of Bertha E Rodarte, PhD clinical psychologist PLLC, Psychologist in San Antonio, TX
Bertha E Rodarte, PhD clinical psychologist PLLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78259  (Online Only)
I’m a bilingual (English/Spanish) psychologist located in San Antonio, Texas. I work with individuals who need support to reclaim peace and connection. I provide internet-based psychotherapy to high functioning individuals with mood disorders, anxiety, stress, relationship concerns, and health problems. I have specialized training in bariatric evaluations/issues, trauma recovery, and chronic pain. In addition, I have extensive experience in psychological evaluations. My mission is to provide a trusting relationship where you can discover your authentic self and growth is nurtured. I provide treatment for adults.
I’m a bilingual (English/Spanish) psychologist located in San Antonio, Texas. I work with individuals who need support to reclaim peace and connection. I provide internet-based psychotherapy to high functioning individuals with mood disorders, anxiety, stress, relationship concerns, and health problems. I have specialized training in bariatric evaluations/issues, trauma recovery, and chronic pain. In addition, I have extensive experience in psychological evaluations. My mission is to provide a trusting relationship where you can discover your authentic self and growth is nurtured. I provide treatment for adults.
(210) 899-7261 View (210) 899-7261
Photo of Jessica F. Boulanger, Licensed Professional Counselor in San Antonio, TX
Jessica F. Boulanger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78228
I provide telemental health (virtual) & in-person therapy sessions for pre-teens, adolescents, adults & families experiencing emotional disturbance &/or difficulty w/life transitions related to family/school/peer conflict, behavioral/relational dysfunction, gender identity, occupational, relational & interpersonal stressors, trauma, grief & other situational circumstances that may be disrupting one's overall mental health well-being. Additionally, I provide access to community, local & national resources & assist w/advocacy services through coordinating & networking w/other professionals, schools, support groups, courts & agencies.
I provide telemental health (virtual) & in-person therapy sessions for pre-teens, adolescents, adults & families experiencing emotional disturbance &/or difficulty w/life transitions related to family/school/peer conflict, behavioral/relational dysfunction, gender identity, occupational, relational & interpersonal stressors, trauma, grief & other situational circumstances that may be disrupting one's overall mental health well-being. Additionally, I provide access to community, local & national resources & assist w/advocacy services through coordinating & networking w/other professionals, schools, support groups, courts & agencies.
(210) 739-4200 View (210) 739-4200
Photo of Clifton Fuller, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Antonio, TX
Clifton Fuller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78230  (Online Only)
I'm here to help my counseling and coaching clients discover personal strengths, address life issues, find direction, as well as reach their goals, resolve issues, and move forward as quickly and effectively as possible. I work closely with those evaluating life, relationships, education, or career changes. I am a Certified Life Coach and hold multiple licenses: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, Approved Supervisor for LPC, LMFT, & LCSW's). Author "Marriage Vampire-Living with a Narcissist" (on Amazon) and other publications at FullerLifePublishing website.
I'm here to help my counseling and coaching clients discover personal strengths, address life issues, find direction, as well as reach their goals, resolve issues, and move forward as quickly and effectively as possible. I work closely with those evaluating life, relationships, education, or career changes. I am a Certified Life Coach and hold multiple licenses: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, Approved Supervisor for LPC, LMFT, & LCSW's). Author "Marriage Vampire-Living with a Narcissist" (on Amazon) and other publications at FullerLifePublishing website.
(210) 598-5053 View (210) 598-5053
Photo of Amanda Jones, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Antonio, TX
Amanda Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78249  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you a woman juggling life's demands, feeling stuck or underappreciated? Whether you're a mom, caregiver, or professional woman, I'm here to help. I value healing, inner peace, and security. My expertise includes women's issues, trauma, chronic illness, and more. Seeking EMDR, psychedelics, couples therapy, or traditional therapy? I offer individual and group sessions from your own home. I now offer clinical supervision for aspiring therapists too. Let's embark on this healing journey together.
Are you a woman juggling life's demands, feeling stuck or underappreciated? Whether you're a mom, caregiver, or professional woman, I'm here to help. I value healing, inner peace, and security. My expertise includes women's issues, trauma, chronic illness, and more. Seeking EMDR, psychedelics, couples therapy, or traditional therapy? I offer individual and group sessions from your own home. I now offer clinical supervision for aspiring therapists too. Let's embark on this healing journey together.
(210) 879-3936 View (210) 879-3936
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Prof. Tommie A. Colin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78216
Truth be told: "You matter. I'm here to listen & help. It's ok to speak your truth, and seek ways to feel better. Your story is yours to tell/change/pause/continue. Truth is: your thoughts, feelings, experiences, and behaviors are a unique and valid part of your life story journey. I am Tommie A. Colin, MFT, MA, LPC, an experienced psychotherapist, & mental health practitioner. well-prepared, to provide counseling therapy services & supportive assistance in a non-judgmental, open-minded, tolerant way. As a therapist, I'll be present, helping navigate, with you, in the paths you choose to explore. A new journey is waiting to begin."
Truth be told: "You matter. I'm here to listen & help. It's ok to speak your truth, and seek ways to feel better. Your story is yours to tell/change/pause/continue. Truth is: your thoughts, feelings, experiences, and behaviors are a unique and valid part of your life story journey. I am Tommie A. Colin, MFT, MA, LPC, an experienced psychotherapist, & mental health practitioner. well-prepared, to provide counseling therapy services & supportive assistance in a non-judgmental, open-minded, tolerant way. As a therapist, I'll be present, helping navigate, with you, in the paths you choose to explore. A new journey is waiting to begin."
(210) 970-7496 View (210) 970-7496
Photo of Barbara Gamez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Antonio, TX
Barbara Gamez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78258
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past 12 years with 28 years overall experience, I have found that people need someone at some point in their life to help them face difficult life challenges, circumstances or past traumatic experiences that are preventing them from reaching their goals or full potential. I believe that Everyone has positive attributes about themselves but sometimes they do not know how to find that inner strength or access it in order to move forward.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past 12 years with 28 years overall experience, I have found that people need someone at some point in their life to help them face difficult life challenges, circumstances or past traumatic experiences that are preventing them from reaching their goals or full potential. I believe that Everyone has positive attributes about themselves but sometimes they do not know how to find that inner strength or access it in order to move forward.
(708) 729-5838 View (708) 729-5838

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Number of Therapists in San Antonio, TX

2,000+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in San Antonio, TX who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
74% Coping Skills
74% Self Esteem
72% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
81% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
79% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in San Antonio, TX see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in San Antonio?

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.