Therapists in Central San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

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Jeffrey Cabral
LPC Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Central San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78204  (Online Only)
You may be experiencing symptoms and signs of depression that are weighing you down. Are you finding more triggers for anxiety that are impacting your ability to get through your day, such as the worldwide Covid pandemic or current social and political issues? Is your goal to develop healthy relationship boundaries with your significant other? Are you in search of LGBT affirming therapy? If the answer is Yes, this is where I step in. You need a professional support system and advocate to provide you a safe space where you can dig deep into those challenging emotions and begin to work on becoming your most authentic self.
You may be experiencing symptoms and signs of depression that are weighing you down. Are you finding more triggers for anxiety that are impacting your ability to get through your day, such as the worldwide Covid pandemic or current social and political issues? Is your goal to develop healthy relationship boundaries with your significant other? Are you in search of LGBT affirming therapy? If the answer is Yes, this is where I step in. You need a professional support system and advocate to provide you a safe space where you can dig deep into those challenging emotions and begin to work on becoming your most authentic self.
(210) 361-3730 View (210) 361-3730
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Revelation Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Central San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78207
Deciding to go to therapy can be difficult. It's uneasy being vulnerable, especially with someone you have never met. I can assure you, with me you will get much more than a nod and a "So how does that make you feel?" My clients will tell you that helping them overcome is my passion! If you are struggling through life transitions, relationships, parenting issues, mental illness, or even wrestling through spiritual/ministerial matters, you can find both a clinical and/or Christ-centered approach to personal growth and mental/spiritual wellness. Come as you are. Let me show you how revelation can transform, heal & restore!
Deciding to go to therapy can be difficult. It's uneasy being vulnerable, especially with someone you have never met. I can assure you, with me you will get much more than a nod and a "So how does that make you feel?" My clients will tell you that helping them overcome is my passion! If you are struggling through life transitions, relationships, parenting issues, mental illness, or even wrestling through spiritual/ministerial matters, you can find both a clinical and/or Christ-centered approach to personal growth and mental/spiritual wellness. Come as you are. Let me show you how revelation can transform, heal & restore!
(210) 405-1426 View (210) 405-1426
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Jeannette C Santos
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Central San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78230  (Online Only)
Seeking guidance by way of counseling is a big first step. It represents the beginning of a collaborative process, between the client and the therapist, towards hope and healing. I offer counseling and guidance in an atmosphere of compassion and trust, respecting the dignity and diversity of all human beings.
Seeking guidance by way of counseling is a big first step. It represents the beginning of a collaborative process, between the client and the therapist, towards hope and healing. I offer counseling and guidance in an atmosphere of compassion and trust, respecting the dignity and diversity of all human beings.
(210) 361-6082 View (210) 361-6082
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Karyn Smiley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Central San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78212
I am Karyn Smiley a licensed marriage and family therapist. I enjoy working with couples but also work with individuals. I believe in the strength of the family to help each other. I have worked with clients that have depression, schizophrenia and bipolar for many years. I also enjoy working with couples and families. Teenagers are special to me as well because they face special challenges. I believe in the strength of the family to help loved ones and also enjoy working with family members to know what everyone can do to help make every member of the family successful.
I am Karyn Smiley a licensed marriage and family therapist. I enjoy working with couples but also work with individuals. I believe in the strength of the family to help each other. I have worked with clients that have depression, schizophrenia and bipolar for many years. I also enjoy working with couples and families. Teenagers are special to me as well because they face special challenges. I believe in the strength of the family to help loved ones and also enjoy working with family members to know what everyone can do to help make every member of the family successful.
(281) 595-1651 View (281) 595-1651
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Megan Schwartzkopf
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78215  (Online Only)
I have a passion for empowering teens and adults to navigate life's challenges. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, or the everyday hurdles that come our way, I believe in creating a safe and supportive space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and goals. I understand that the teenage and adult years can be complex, filled with both exciting possibilities and moments of uncertainty. I'm here to help you as you develop healthy coping mechanisms, build resilience, and cultivate a greater sense of well-being. Together, we can work towards achieving the emotional balance and personal growth you deserve.
I have a passion for empowering teens and adults to navigate life's challenges. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, or the everyday hurdles that come our way, I believe in creating a safe and supportive space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and goals. I understand that the teenage and adult years can be complex, filled with both exciting possibilities and moments of uncertainty. I'm here to help you as you develop healthy coping mechanisms, build resilience, and cultivate a greater sense of well-being. Together, we can work towards achieving the emotional balance and personal growth you deserve.
(726) 227-1824 View (726) 227-1824
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Ana De Leon
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78209  (Online Only)
Whether you seek therapy to help restore balance in life or you are simply trying to invest in your mental health, congratulations on taking that step! Sometimes, unexpected events profoundly impact us, and we are left wondering how to pick up the pieces. I believe that individuals become the person they are today through life experiences, thus shaping their worldview and how they think, feel, and behave. Connecting with my clients is of the utmost importance to me, and I aim to hold a safe and comfortable place where my clients feel empowered to be their most genuine selves.
Whether you seek therapy to help restore balance in life or you are simply trying to invest in your mental health, congratulations on taking that step! Sometimes, unexpected events profoundly impact us, and we are left wondering how to pick up the pieces. I believe that individuals become the person they are today through life experiences, thus shaping their worldview and how they think, feel, and behave. Connecting with my clients is of the utmost importance to me, and I aim to hold a safe and comfortable place where my clients feel empowered to be their most genuine selves.
(512) 714-3403 View (512) 714-3403
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Tanya M Medina
LPC Intern, MS, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Central San Antonio, 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
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Cody McCain
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Central San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78212
In my practice I see clients of all ages, for therapy and testing/evaluations. I specialize in depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse/dependence, behavior disorders and family systems issues. Most of my clients present with a combination of symptoms. I tailor treatment to the specific needs of the client and use research proven techniques to meet the needs of the individual, or family, in a collaborative setting. I teach healthy coping skills to address a wide range of symptoms.
In my practice I see clients of all ages, for therapy and testing/evaluations. I specialize in depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse/dependence, behavior disorders and family systems issues. Most of my clients present with a combination of symptoms. I tailor treatment to the specific needs of the client and use research proven techniques to meet the needs of the individual, or family, in a collaborative setting. I teach healthy coping skills to address a wide range of symptoms.
(979) 500-2882 View (979) 500-2882
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Sofia Naupari
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A, NCC
Verified Verified
Central San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78220  (Online Only)
Welcome! Bienvenidos! Have you been thinking about counseling? Today, let your journey begin with me. We will discuss your past and present experiences, emotions, and thoughts during therapy. We will explore areas where growth and change can happen and look for solutions and treatment plans that work best for you.
Welcome! Bienvenidos! Have you been thinking about counseling? Today, let your journey begin with me. We will discuss your past and present experiences, emotions, and thoughts during therapy. We will explore areas where growth and change can happen and look for solutions and treatment plans that work best for you.
(210) 796-4923 View (210) 796-4923
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R.E.M Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CHT
Verified Verified
Central San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78225
As a psychotherapist, I am deeply passionate about guiding individuals like you on a journey towards healing, growth, and resilience. With my expertise in evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Hypnotherapy, and a specialization in trauma and depression, I am committed to helping you overcome your challenges and create a fulfilling life. I firmly believe that by providing effective and personalized therapeutic interventions, we can empower you to make profound and lasting transformations.
As a psychotherapist, I am deeply passionate about guiding individuals like you on a journey towards healing, growth, and resilience. With my expertise in evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Hypnotherapy, and a specialization in trauma and depression, I am committed to helping you overcome your challenges and create a fulfilling life. I firmly believe that by providing effective and personalized therapeutic interventions, we can empower you to make profound and lasting transformations.
(210) 981-6158 View (210) 981-6158
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Hannah Morales
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Central San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78201
Following a traumatic experience, most of us are encouraged - through the world or those we trust - to toughen up and move on. However, despite our best efforts, the effects of this experience leak out at the most inopportune times. For some, this might look like sabotaging yourself or your relationships, using a substance in order to remain numb, or becoming so plagued with reminders of this experience you feel that you cannot think of anything else. In addition, you might have a set of feelings or symptoms that seem to be connected but you have difficulty naming. When you try to discuss these with loved ones, you are dismissed.
Following a traumatic experience, most of us are encouraged - through the world or those we trust - to toughen up and move on. However, despite our best efforts, the effects of this experience leak out at the most inopportune times. For some, this might look like sabotaging yourself or your relationships, using a substance in order to remain numb, or becoming so plagued with reminders of this experience you feel that you cannot think of anything else. In addition, you might have a set of feelings or symptoms that seem to be connected but you have difficulty naming. When you try to discuss these with loved ones, you are dismissed.
(210) 934-9918 View (210) 934-9918
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Roberta M. Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Central San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78232
Counseling and therapy can provide new hope, helping clients discover or redefine the path to achieving goals and bringing deeper meaning to their lives. Roberta believes that each person is unique, with individual purposes and gifts. She works well with individuals, children, adolescents and families, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other integrative therapeutic techniques from a holistic perspective. Roberta has done extensive postgraduate work in art therapy and often utilizes expressive arts therapies and play therapy to help clients work through difficulties and trauma.
Counseling and therapy can provide new hope, helping clients discover or redefine the path to achieving goals and bringing deeper meaning to their lives. Roberta believes that each person is unique, with individual purposes and gifts. She works well with individuals, children, adolescents and families, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other integrative therapeutic techniques from a holistic perspective. Roberta has done extensive postgraduate work in art therapy and often utilizes expressive arts therapies and play therapy to help clients work through difficulties and trauma.
(210) 985-9082 View (210) 985-9082
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Gloria Coffey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Central San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78205  (Online Only)
I have over 18 years of experience working as a counselor, mentor, and coach to clients of all ages and backgrounds. From traumatized child soldiers in Liberia, to disenchanted newlyweds in the United States, every one of my clients has changed me for the better and made me the counselor that I am today. I have counseled clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship issues, and family conflict. I am especially passionate about empowering clients to become the very best version of themselves. I love watching people shed the wounds and lies that they’ve been carrying for years and ste
I have over 18 years of experience working as a counselor, mentor, and coach to clients of all ages and backgrounds. From traumatized child soldiers in Liberia, to disenchanted newlyweds in the United States, every one of my clients has changed me for the better and made me the counselor that I am today. I have counseled clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship issues, and family conflict. I am especially passionate about empowering clients to become the very best version of themselves. I love watching people shed the wounds and lies that they’ve been carrying for years and ste
(210) 972-7677 View (210) 972-7677
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Aaron Petrie
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Central San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78228  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients. Athletes and professionals often face unique mental challenges, including performance anxiety, focus fluctuations, self-doubt, and the stress of constant high expectations. Engaging in therapy is a brave step toward mastering these issues. With guidance and working with Aaron, you'll develop tailored strategies to bolster your mental agility and confidence. This personalized support aims to improve not only your performance but also your overall well-being, enabling you to thrive under pressure and succeed in high-stakes environments.
Accepting New Clients. Athletes and professionals often face unique mental challenges, including performance anxiety, focus fluctuations, self-doubt, and the stress of constant high expectations. Engaging in therapy is a brave step toward mastering these issues. With guidance and working with Aaron, you'll develop tailored strategies to bolster your mental agility and confidence. This personalized support aims to improve not only your performance but also your overall well-being, enabling you to thrive under pressure and succeed in high-stakes environments.
(210) 794-9252 View (210) 794-9252
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Katie Meadow
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Central San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78212
I am drawn to the work of therapy because I believe it is in the context of relationships that we come to know the many facets of ourselves, and can encounter opportunities for profound growth and healing. I see the therapy process as one of joint exploration into the rich worlds both within and around us, and consider it a great privilege to think deeply with others about what matters most in their lives. In this process I draw from evidence-based treatments like psychodynamic, relational, and experiential approaches, while seeking to respond flexibly to the unique needs of my clients.
I am drawn to the work of therapy because I believe it is in the context of relationships that we come to know the many facets of ourselves, and can encounter opportunities for profound growth and healing. I see the therapy process as one of joint exploration into the rich worlds both within and around us, and consider it a great privilege to think deeply with others about what matters most in their lives. In this process I draw from evidence-based treatments like psychodynamic, relational, and experiential approaches, while seeking to respond flexibly to the unique needs of my clients.
(210) 791-8051 View (210) 791-8051
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Christopher Gulde
Licensed Professional Counselor, MD, MA, LPC , CSAT
Verified Verified
Central San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78209
Sex addiction is cunning and baffling. It asserts itself into every other life issue. It cuts relationships deeply and oftentimes completely. But there is help for those who seek solutions. I will walk with you as you work toward gaining sobriety in this addiction. I can offer my time, objective information, and energizing hope to you individually and to your relationship partner.
Sex addiction is cunning and baffling. It asserts itself into every other life issue. It cuts relationships deeply and oftentimes completely. But there is help for those who seek solutions. I will walk with you as you work toward gaining sobriety in this addiction. I can offer my time, objective information, and energizing hope to you individually and to your relationship partner.
(210) 361-7887 View (210) 361-7887
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Shayla Escobar
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Central San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78205  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Shayla. Do you ever feel anxious or on edge? How about shortness of breath or a racing heartbeat? Or have you experienced a loss of interest in activities you used to love doing or feelings of emptiness?
Hello! My name is Shayla. Do you ever feel anxious or on edge? How about shortness of breath or a racing heartbeat? Or have you experienced a loss of interest in activities you used to love doing or feelings of emptiness?
(210) 934-6292 View (210) 934-6292
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Sarah Watson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Central San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78212
Throughout my training/experience, I have worked with a variety of populations and mental health concerns, such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, parenting, self esteem, relationship issues, alzheimers and concerns related to aging. My therapeutic approach values using a strong therapeutic relationship and rapport, using collaborative approach that is influenced most by Interpersonal, attachment, person-centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I believe that it is essential to create a safe, warm, and non-judgmental environment to facilitate growth, while leading the client on their journey to change.
Throughout my training/experience, I have worked with a variety of populations and mental health concerns, such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, parenting, self esteem, relationship issues, alzheimers and concerns related to aging. My therapeutic approach values using a strong therapeutic relationship and rapport, using collaborative approach that is influenced most by Interpersonal, attachment, person-centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I believe that it is essential to create a safe, warm, and non-judgmental environment to facilitate growth, while leading the client on their journey to change.
(210) 879-7156 View (210) 879-7156
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Susan Riley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Central San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78203  (Online Only)
Susan Riley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is passionate about helping clients improve their mental health. She finds it heartbreaking to see anyone suffer needlessly knowing that there are absolutely ways to feel better. Susan received her Master of Social Work from University of Texas at Arlington. She has worked in outpatient and inpatient mental health in behavioral health hospitals. She has experience in group and individual therapy along with mental health crisis assessment. She also has experience with domestic violence counseling and shelters and has been a facilitator for grief support groups
Susan Riley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is passionate about helping clients improve their mental health. She finds it heartbreaking to see anyone suffer needlessly knowing that there are absolutely ways to feel better. Susan received her Master of Social Work from University of Texas at Arlington. She has worked in outpatient and inpatient mental health in behavioral health hospitals. She has experience in group and individual therapy along with mental health crisis assessment. She also has experience with domestic violence counseling and shelters and has been a facilitator for grief support groups
(512) 675-6810 View (512) 675-6810
Photo of Karen Gulde, Licensed Professional Counselor in Central San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Karen Gulde
Licensed Professional Counselor, JD, MA, CCPS
Verified Verified
Central San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78209
Waitlist for new clients
I believe a solid counseling relationship must grow out of authentic connection. I will laugh with you, I will cry with you, and most importantly, I will listen. I am inspired by each of my clients; I consider our time together to be a sacred space. As my client, I believe you have the strength within to make positive and constructive choices. I also know it takes courage to seek counseling. We will work collaboratively to develop goals for our time together. This is your time, your safe space to process difficult feelings, explore conflicting thoughts, and find new meaning.
I believe a solid counseling relationship must grow out of authentic connection. I will laugh with you, I will cry with you, and most importantly, I will listen. I am inspired by each of my clients; I consider our time together to be a sacred space. As my client, I believe you have the strength within to make positive and constructive choices. I also know it takes courage to seek counseling. We will work collaboratively to develop goals for our time together. This is your time, your safe space to process difficult feelings, explore conflicting thoughts, and find new meaning.
(210) 361-9375 View (210) 361-9375

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Number of Therapists in Central San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

300+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Central San Antonio, San Antonio, TX who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
72% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
69% Relationship Issues
68% Coping Skills
64% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Aetna
81% BlueCross and BlueShield
81% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Central San Antonio, San Antonio, TX see their clients

53% Online Only
47% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Central San Antonio, 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.

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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.