Therapists in Ridgeview, San Antonio, TX

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Pursuit of Happiness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Ridgeview, San Antonio, TX 78216
Pursuit of Happiness provides counseling for pregnant women, children, and families with Traditional Medicaid Insurance. We offer in-home and telehealth counseling throughout Texas. All of our counselors practice trauma-informed counseling and have training in play and trauma techniques to help children and families heal and grow in a safe therapeutic space. Our counselors will come directly to you and meet with the you or your children in the home, school, or daycare depending on your schedule needs. Virtual counseling is also available.
Pursuit of Happiness provides counseling for pregnant women, children, and families with Traditional Medicaid Insurance. We offer in-home and telehealth counseling throughout Texas. All of our counselors practice trauma-informed counseling and have training in play and trauma techniques to help children and families heal and grow in a safe therapeutic space. Our counselors will come directly to you and meet with the you or your children in the home, school, or daycare depending on your schedule needs. Virtual counseling is also available.
(210) 988-6704 View (210) 988-6704
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Tatiana Rojas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Ridgeview, San Antonio, TX 78216  (Online Only)
With my training and experience I have found that the best work is done collaboratively with clients in a safe and non-judgmental environment. Sessions with me may include exploring values, reviewing core beliefs, increasing stress management techniques, and exploring positive communication skills. We’ll also explore expectations in relationships, attachment styles, and various coping skills. My goal for all my clients is to learn better ways to cope so that they can live a more well-balanced life mentally and emotionally.
With my training and experience I have found that the best work is done collaboratively with clients in a safe and non-judgmental environment. Sessions with me may include exploring values, reviewing core beliefs, increasing stress management techniques, and exploring positive communication skills. We’ll also explore expectations in relationships, attachment styles, and various coping skills. My goal for all my clients is to learn better ways to cope so that they can live a more well-balanced life mentally and emotionally.
(737) 520-4471 View (737) 520-4471
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Daniel Decker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ridgeview, San Antonio, TX 78216  (Online Only)
My therapy style focuses on empowerment. Often our societal norms attempt to categorize individuals in ways which we often don’t fit exactly. Many clients come to therapy feeling as if parts of their lives are a bit “out of control”. Empowerment and mutually agreed upon methods help give a person back that sense of control. My clients learn to replace disappointment and inadequacy with a deeper understanding of their thoughts and feelings. The process develops skills to promote confidence and the ability to overcome situations that once were baffling.
My therapy style focuses on empowerment. Often our societal norms attempt to categorize individuals in ways which we often don’t fit exactly. Many clients come to therapy feeling as if parts of their lives are a bit “out of control”. Empowerment and mutually agreed upon methods help give a person back that sense of control. My clients learn to replace disappointment and inadequacy with a deeper understanding of their thoughts and feelings. The process develops skills to promote confidence and the ability to overcome situations that once were baffling.
(210) 985-3107 View (210) 985-3107
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Natalie Dunn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Ridgeview, San Antonio, TX 78216  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I believe in empathy. Unconditional positive regard is high on my list of priorities when interacting with clients of mine. I believe that we are all, more alike than different. I seek to rid stigmas and to do away with labels. We are greater, together! I seek to make therapy feel easy peasy! I take an eclectic approach when dealing with each client because everyone is different. At times, I blend treatment modalities in an effort to meet clients where they are, while finding what works. Easy dialogue is the vehicle that makes things cohesive.
As a therapist, I believe in empathy. Unconditional positive regard is high on my list of priorities when interacting with clients of mine. I believe that we are all, more alike than different. I seek to rid stigmas and to do away with labels. We are greater, together! I seek to make therapy feel easy peasy! I take an eclectic approach when dealing with each client because everyone is different. At times, I blend treatment modalities in an effort to meet clients where they are, while finding what works. Easy dialogue is the vehicle that makes things cohesive.
(512) 559-3313 View (512) 559-3313
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Anne Tuttle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Ridgeview, San Antonio, TX 78216  (Online Only)
While reaching out for help can feel scary, please know that in therapy you have a lot of control and I work hard to help you feel safe. My clients often prefer the flexibility that video visits offer. Typically my clients are living stressful lives, may have a history of trauma, or be feeling overwhelmed. In particular, I'm experienced in working with people living with anxiety, depression, OCD, past trauma, people in recovery, caregivers and healthcare workers. Everyone is different, and I prefer to shape how we work together based on your individual needs and goals. I see clients virtually in both Texas and New Hampshire.
While reaching out for help can feel scary, please know that in therapy you have a lot of control and I work hard to help you feel safe. My clients often prefer the flexibility that video visits offer. Typically my clients are living stressful lives, may have a history of trauma, or be feeling overwhelmed. In particular, I'm experienced in working with people living with anxiety, depression, OCD, past trauma, people in recovery, caregivers and healthcare workers. Everyone is different, and I prefer to shape how we work together based on your individual needs and goals. I see clients virtually in both Texas and New Hampshire.
(210) 405-9560 View (210) 405-9560
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Leslie Casiano
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Ridgeview, San Antonio, TX 78216  (Online Only)
I am a personable, bilingual clinician who believes therapy is for everyone in search of overcoming life obstacles. I believe healing and progress can be obtained through a collaborative approach to therapy. My goal is to offer clients a non-judgmental space where anyone feels safe to face their struggles and challenges. The decision to start therapy can feel unfamiliar and scary, however, it would be my honor to help overcome those fears by starting this journey of improvement and change with you.
I am a personable, bilingual clinician who believes therapy is for everyone in search of overcoming life obstacles. I believe healing and progress can be obtained through a collaborative approach to therapy. My goal is to offer clients a non-judgmental space where anyone feels safe to face their struggles and challenges. The decision to start therapy can feel unfamiliar and scary, however, it would be my honor to help overcome those fears by starting this journey of improvement and change with you.
(726) 227-2702 View (726) 227-2702
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Amy Swetnam
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Ridgeview, San Antonio, TX 78216  (Online Only)
Hi there! My name is Amy Swetnam and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas with over 38 years of clinical experience. I work with individuals and couples in areas such as relationship issues, trauma, abuse, grief, and depression, amongst others. My clinical approach includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Therapy.
Hi there! My name is Amy Swetnam and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas with over 38 years of clinical experience. I work with individuals and couples in areas such as relationship issues, trauma, abuse, grief, and depression, amongst others. My clinical approach includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Therapy.
(469) 281-7296 View (469) 281-7296
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Kimberly Vance
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ridgeview, San Antonio, TX 78216  (Online Only)
I have been in the social work field since 2004 and bring a wide variety of professional and personal experience to my practice. I am a provider best described as empathetic and dedicated, who makes appropriate use of my sense of humor. You can expect that I will seek to learn as much as you're willing to share and to creatively tailor your experience to best serve you. My versatility and knowledge make me a holistic therapist. My non-traditional upbringing taught me sensitivity to every family’s situation. My practice is shaped by my belief that being real is better than being perfect.
I have been in the social work field since 2004 and bring a wide variety of professional and personal experience to my practice. I am a provider best described as empathetic and dedicated, who makes appropriate use of my sense of humor. You can expect that I will seek to learn as much as you're willing to share and to creatively tailor your experience to best serve you. My versatility and knowledge make me a holistic therapist. My non-traditional upbringing taught me sensitivity to every family’s situation. My practice is shaped by my belief that being real is better than being perfect.
(512) 881-9265 View (512) 881-9265
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Brooke Bucher-Delossantos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Ridgeview, San Antonio, TX 78216  (Online Only)
Finding the right therapist can be difficult as it is important the client feels like they are in a safe place; which is why I focus on building a trusting, nonjudgmental, and safe environment for the client. The therapeutic alliance between therapist and client is so important in therapy. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist so I am trained in Family Systems and utilize these models in counseling. Through counseling my clients have learned effective communication methods, coping skills, boundary setting, assistance in addiction counseling, and rebuilding healthy relationships.
Finding the right therapist can be difficult as it is important the client feels like they are in a safe place; which is why I focus on building a trusting, nonjudgmental, and safe environment for the client. The therapeutic alliance between therapist and client is so important in therapy. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist so I am trained in Family Systems and utilize these models in counseling. Through counseling my clients have learned effective communication methods, coping skills, boundary setting, assistance in addiction counseling, and rebuilding healthy relationships.
(737) 250-6696 View (737) 250-6696
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Bradie Harbison
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Ridgeview, San Antonio, TX 78216  (Online Only)
I bring 100% of myself into my work. I am actively present and transparent in session. I aim to provide a safe and nonjudgmental space where individuals can explore themselves, feel validated, and attain the healing/growth they seek. My approach is most successful with clients who are struggling with depression and other mood disorders, traumas, suicidality, peer/romantic relationship difficulties, and/or stress management. Think of me almost like your personal cheerleader - relentlessly standing by your side until we collaboratively create a treatment plan that works for your individualized concerns and goals.
I bring 100% of myself into my work. I am actively present and transparent in session. I aim to provide a safe and nonjudgmental space where individuals can explore themselves, feel validated, and attain the healing/growth they seek. My approach is most successful with clients who are struggling with depression and other mood disorders, traumas, suicidality, peer/romantic relationship difficulties, and/or stress management. Think of me almost like your personal cheerleader - relentlessly standing by your side until we collaboratively create a treatment plan that works for your individualized concerns and goals.
(469) 809-1341 View (469) 809-1341
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Jenifer James
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Ridgeview, San Antonio, TX 78216  (Online Only)
I formally provided counseling services in-home, at a university college clinic, within a community healthcare clinic, and in virtual private practice. I have experience in helping clients cope with addictions, relationship issues, motivation, self-esteem, identity, confidence, and depression. I work with couples to repair trust, improve communication, and strengthen their emotional intimacy with each other. My main focus of therapy is providing a safe place for vulnerability, exploration, and building upon the skills you already possess.
I formally provided counseling services in-home, at a university college clinic, within a community healthcare clinic, and in virtual private practice. I have experience in helping clients cope with addictions, relationship issues, motivation, self-esteem, identity, confidence, and depression. I work with couples to repair trust, improve communication, and strengthen their emotional intimacy with each other. My main focus of therapy is providing a safe place for vulnerability, exploration, and building upon the skills you already possess.
(469) 772-9421 View (469) 772-9421
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Julie Dooling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Ridgeview, San Antonio, TX 78216  (Online Only)
I am a licensed professional counselor with experience working with mental health, trauma, addiction, grief, and couples counseling. I am here to walk along your side and see the world as you see it. I believe that with support, people can change their beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors in order to live productively and joyfully. It is my hope to build trust in a therapeutic relationship by providing safe and nonjudgmental therapy. My desire is for you to feel comfortable in relaying your goals and needs. I will collaborate with you in understanding what will work best for you to reach those goals and get your needs met.
I am a licensed professional counselor with experience working with mental health, trauma, addiction, grief, and couples counseling. I am here to walk along your side and see the world as you see it. I believe that with support, people can change their beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors in order to live productively and joyfully. It is my hope to build trust in a therapeutic relationship by providing safe and nonjudgmental therapy. My desire is for you to feel comfortable in relaying your goals and needs. I will collaborate with you in understanding what will work best for you to reach those goals and get your needs met.
(726) 227-4009 View (726) 227-4009
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Marian Cooper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ridgeview, San Antonio, TX 78216  (Online Only)
I'm Marian, a licensed clinical social worker dedicated to guiding overachievers toward a balanced and fulfilling life. If you're constantly pushing yourself to excel but find that anxiety, self-doubt, and relentless self-criticism are holding you back, you're not alone. I specialize in helping individuals like you break free from the grip of these challenges and reclaim joy and peace in your life. Through a compassionate and strengths-based approach, I work with clients to explore the root causes of their anxiety and self-doubt. I am focused on ensuring that my clients see real progress.
I'm Marian, a licensed clinical social worker dedicated to guiding overachievers toward a balanced and fulfilling life. If you're constantly pushing yourself to excel but find that anxiety, self-doubt, and relentless self-criticism are holding you back, you're not alone. I specialize in helping individuals like you break free from the grip of these challenges and reclaim joy and peace in your life. Through a compassionate and strengths-based approach, I work with clients to explore the root causes of their anxiety and self-doubt. I am focused on ensuring that my clients see real progress.
(210) 905-9136 View (210) 905-9136
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Donetta D. Quinones
Counselor, PhD, MS, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Ridgeview, San Antonio, TX 78216  (Online Only)
During the therapeutic process, I challenge clients with the statement that I am "Daring You to Be YOU!" This challenge of personal acceptance is designed to help individuals to evaluate their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors to determine what is hindering them from achieving their goals. As clients go through the therapeutic process, they learn to develop the intimacy (in-to-me-I-see) needed to develop the strength to face life's challenges. The ideal client wants therapeutic support in acknowledging personal triggers, defining happiness, developing healthy relationships, and identifying areas for personal development.
During the therapeutic process, I challenge clients with the statement that I am "Daring You to Be YOU!" This challenge of personal acceptance is designed to help individuals to evaluate their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors to determine what is hindering them from achieving their goals. As clients go through the therapeutic process, they learn to develop the intimacy (in-to-me-I-see) needed to develop the strength to face life's challenges. The ideal client wants therapeutic support in acknowledging personal triggers, defining happiness, developing healthy relationships, and identifying areas for personal development.
(888) 332-4166 x101 View (888) 332-4166 x101
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Dorothy 'dory' Warren
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ridgeview, San Antonio, TX 78216
The connection between client and therapist is the main factor necessary for successful therapeutic change. I will help you clarify essential goals, that once achieved will lead to you firing me. By being "client-centered", our sessions will be led by you and I will walk with you during your journey, adding evidence-based information, posing insight-oriented questions and helping present relative information in a novel context (due to my being unbiased). "Firing" your therapist means you feel confident to utilize new skills to better manage life:)
The connection between client and therapist is the main factor necessary for successful therapeutic change. I will help you clarify essential goals, that once achieved will lead to you firing me. By being "client-centered", our sessions will be led by you and I will walk with you during your journey, adding evidence-based information, posing insight-oriented questions and helping present relative information in a novel context (due to my being unbiased). "Firing" your therapist means you feel confident to utilize new skills to better manage life:)
(210) 794-8171 View (210) 794-8171
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Meghan Krasnoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ridgeview, San Antonio, TX 78216  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is eclectic and tailored to what we decide you need out of therapy. It can be as structured or as free-flowing as you need. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and other modalities. At the end of the day, I believe it's about a safe space for you to explore your experiences and to have support while you create the changes you want to make in your life. I always show up in all my humanness to give you the freedom to do the same and bring warmth, creativity, and humor into our sessions.
My approach to therapy is eclectic and tailored to what we decide you need out of therapy. It can be as structured or as free-flowing as you need. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and other modalities. At the end of the day, I believe it's about a safe space for you to explore your experiences and to have support while you create the changes you want to make in your life. I always show up in all my humanness to give you the freedom to do the same and bring warmth, creativity, and humor into our sessions.
(737) 258-9746 View (737) 258-9746
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Marcia Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Ridgeview, San Antonio, TX 78216  (Online Only)
I have been a counselor for 10 years and a clinical therapist for 2 years. I have worked with a variety of individuals and couples. I take a personalized approach to all my clients to ensure a safe, informative, and healing space for growth. My personality is transparent, welcoming, and bubbly.
I have been a counselor for 10 years and a clinical therapist for 2 years. I have worked with a variety of individuals and couples. I take a personalized approach to all my clients to ensure a safe, informative, and healing space for growth. My personality is transparent, welcoming, and bubbly.
(469) 789-7842 View (469) 789-7842
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Pastephine Taylor dba Old Man New Man Recovery
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCDC
Verified Verified
Ridgeview, San Antonio, TX 78216
Not accepting new clients
Families are affected by stress, alcohol, & drugs in many ways. Just because we are not "supposed to" have an issue, doesn't mean we don't. Whether you are using or some else, you can still be affected by addiction. I provide out-patience services and resource referrals. You are allowed to address it, and you are allowed to get better. Recovery is about building a life you never had or getting back what was lost. Regardless of your job or image, you are a person who also affects other people. You are worth taking care of your real-self, and I am willing to support you through to the next stage of your process.
Families are affected by stress, alcohol, & drugs in many ways. Just because we are not "supposed to" have an issue, doesn't mean we don't. Whether you are using or some else, you can still be affected by addiction. I provide out-patience services and resource referrals. You are allowed to address it, and you are allowed to get better. Recovery is about building a life you never had or getting back what was lost. Regardless of your job or image, you are a person who also affects other people. You are worth taking care of your real-self, and I am willing to support you through to the next stage of your process.
(210) 796-7749 View (210) 796-7749
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Guadalupe Drazkowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ridgeview, San Antonio, TX 78216  (Online Only)
Hello there! Are you looking for compassionate support and guidance in Texas? Look no further! With 15 years of dedicated experience, I am a seasoned Clinical Social Worker ready to assist you on your journey towards healing and growth. My expertise spans across diverse age groups, including children, adolescents, adults, and active military personnel. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, trauma, grief, depression, substance abuse, or simply seeking motivation and coaching, I'm here to provide personalized care tailored to your unique needs. Let's embark on this transformative journey together.
Hello there! Are you looking for compassionate support and guidance in Texas? Look no further! With 15 years of dedicated experience, I am a seasoned Clinical Social Worker ready to assist you on your journey towards healing and growth. My expertise spans across diverse age groups, including children, adolescents, adults, and active military personnel. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, trauma, grief, depression, substance abuse, or simply seeking motivation and coaching, I'm here to provide personalized care tailored to your unique needs. Let's embark on this transformative journey together.
(726) 227-4305 View (726) 227-4305
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Walter J Hanss
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Ridgeview, San Antonio, TX 78216
Many people who have - or would like to have - a spiritual dimension to their lives, also desire counseling. If you are such a person, couple, or group, you may wish to call me for more information on my services. My goal always has been to combine the best of counseling practice with our spiritual reality.
Many people who have - or would like to have - a spiritual dimension to their lives, also desire counseling. If you are such a person, couple, or group, you may wish to call me for more information on my services. My goal always has been to combine the best of counseling practice with our spiritual reality.
(210) 255-2517 x18 View (210) 255-2517 x18

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Number of Therapists in Ridgeview, San Antonio, TX

40+

Average cost per session

$100

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

91% Depression
91% Anxiety
80% Stress
67% Other
67% Life Transitions
59% Trauma and PTSD
57% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

98% Aetna
80% Cigna and Evernorth
15% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

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

82% Online Only
18% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ridgeview, 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.