Therapists in Shady Oaks, San Antonio, TX

Photo of Andrew D. Reichert, Psychologist in Shady Oaks, San Antonio, TX
Andrew D. Reichert
Psychologist, PhD, PLLC
Verified Verified
Shady Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78232
Not accepting new clients
A native of San Antonio, I am a semi-retired Licensed Psychologist with a specialty in completing psychological evaluations for veterans, which I do on a contract basis for a company called Veteran's Evaluation Services (VES). I am no longer taking private therapy clients. My degrees are from Texas A&M University and Duke University.
A native of San Antonio, I am a semi-retired Licensed Psychologist with a specialty in completing psychological evaluations for veterans, which I do on a contract basis for a company called Veteran's Evaluation Services (VES). I am no longer taking private therapy clients. My degrees are from Texas A&M University and Duke University.
(210) 879-3894 View (210) 879-3894
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Sandra Grace Martinez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Shady Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78232  (Online Only)
Now accepting new clients! I am an English and Spanish provider and LPC in Texas with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage. Look forward to working to meet you and your families need.
Now accepting new clients! I am an English and Spanish provider and LPC in Texas with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage. Look forward to working to meet you and your families need.
(726) 204-4815 View (726) 204-4815
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Cathlinn Busch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Shady Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78232
I provide individual and family therapy to those struggling with depression, anxiety, infertility, relationship and family issues. I specialize in working with marriage conflict and help the couple grow in communication. I also specialize in working with couples and individuals who are going through women's issues such as infertility, family building, prenatal and postnatal issues. I work with children and adolescents on coping with everyday challenges. As your therapist we will collaborate to help you and/or your family reach your goals.
I provide individual and family therapy to those struggling with depression, anxiety, infertility, relationship and family issues. I specialize in working with marriage conflict and help the couple grow in communication. I also specialize in working with couples and individuals who are going through women's issues such as infertility, family building, prenatal and postnatal issues. I work with children and adolescents on coping with everyday challenges. As your therapist we will collaborate to help you and/or your family reach your goals.
(210) 418-1144 View (210) 418-1144
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Neli A Rogers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Shady Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78232  (Online Only)
My theoretical orientation is cognitive behavioral. My therapy style is goal oriented, solutions focused. I am a no-nonsense therapist who works to help my clients find solutions to their problems in the most effective, non-intrusive way possible. I also offer Christian/LDS counseling upon request.
My theoretical orientation is cognitive behavioral. My therapy style is goal oriented, solutions focused. I am a no-nonsense therapist who works to help my clients find solutions to their problems in the most effective, non-intrusive way possible. I also offer Christian/LDS counseling upon request.
(210) 585-2535 View (210) 585-2535
Photo of Judi Craig, Psychologist in Shady Oaks, San Antonio, TX
Judi Craig
Psychologist, PhD, MCC
Verified Verified
Shady Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78232
My style is direct, practical, and upbeat, so I use a wide variety of therapeutic processes I've found to be effective in my 30+ years in private practice. You don't have to wonder what I'm thinking--because I will tell you! My goal is to assist you achieve your goals--whether it is healing past or current trauma, communicating better, learning ways to help with anxiety and/or depression, becoming a more effective parent, resolving a relationship issue, or simply helping you just to feel more positive about yourself and your life.
My style is direct, practical, and upbeat, so I use a wide variety of therapeutic processes I've found to be effective in my 30+ years in private practice. You don't have to wonder what I'm thinking--because I will tell you! My goal is to assist you achieve your goals--whether it is healing past or current trauma, communicating better, learning ways to help with anxiety and/or depression, becoming a more effective parent, resolving a relationship issue, or simply helping you just to feel more positive about yourself and your life.
(210) 775-0907 View (210) 775-0907
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Kozue Shibazaki
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Shady Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78232
While serving as the director and staff psychologist for over 14 years at the Counseling Service at the University of Texas Health Science Center, I had the opportunity to work with individuals presenting with wide range of presenting issues. The decision to seek psychotherapy is one that takes much courage and can positively change the current path of your life. While largely influenced by cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and person-centered theories, I believe strongly in the need to tailor my interventions to meet the specific needs of my clients.
While serving as the director and staff psychologist for over 14 years at the Counseling Service at the University of Texas Health Science Center, I had the opportunity to work with individuals presenting with wide range of presenting issues. The decision to seek psychotherapy is one that takes much courage and can positively change the current path of your life. While largely influenced by cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and person-centered theories, I believe strongly in the need to tailor my interventions to meet the specific needs of my clients.
(210) 579-9889 View (210) 579-9889
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Claire E Jacobs
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Shady Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78232  (Online Only)
Do you need therapy from the safety of your own home? Dr. Jacobs offers over 30 years of experience helping people achieve their personal goals. Patients describe Dr. Jacobs as a friendly, open-minded, optimistic and compassionate professional who provides constructive feedback in a supportive environment. She works with patients to identify personal strengths and to help them use these strengths to address the challenges they're facing and make desired changes in their lives. Dr. Jacobs' warm and relaxed style, together with her sense of humor, quickly put her patients at ease.
Do you need therapy from the safety of your own home? Dr. Jacobs offers over 30 years of experience helping people achieve their personal goals. Patients describe Dr. Jacobs as a friendly, open-minded, optimistic and compassionate professional who provides constructive feedback in a supportive environment. She works with patients to identify personal strengths and to help them use these strengths to address the challenges they're facing and make desired changes in their lives. Dr. Jacobs' warm and relaxed style, together with her sense of humor, quickly put her patients at ease.
(210) 441-3012 View (210) 441-3012
Photo of Laurita Putegnat LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Shady Oaks, San Antonio, TX
Laurita Putegnat LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Shady Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78232
Are you someone who longs for life and will fight for it? If you are considering therapy, you are probably encountering difficulties in your life that you cannot resolve on your own. Asking for help is a formidable step to WELL-being. Therapy is a form of education where we teach the skills for self sufficiency. Gaining self knowledge and skills to manage and thrive in life can be our collaborative goal.I offer sensitive, affordable therapy in a safe and non judgemental setting.My sessions with clients are individualized and practical.
Are you someone who longs for life and will fight for it? If you are considering therapy, you are probably encountering difficulties in your life that you cannot resolve on your own. Asking for help is a formidable step to WELL-being. Therapy is a form of education where we teach the skills for self sufficiency. Gaining self knowledge and skills to manage and thrive in life can be our collaborative goal.I offer sensitive, affordable therapy in a safe and non judgemental setting.My sessions with clients are individualized and practical.
(210) 255-2061 View (210) 255-2061
Photo of Shannon Criswell Peck in Shady Oaks, San Antonio, TX
Shannon Criswell Peck
MS, LSOTP
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
Shady Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78232
*****At this time I made the hard decision to cease taking insurance. I have many reasons for this but feel that it is the best choice for me at this time. My new fees will be in line with people who have medium to higher copays and no one has to meet a deductible. This simplifies the therapy process for all of us and I still seek quick solutions without sacrificing quality. My style is informal and your comfort is important to me as we deal with difficult, often painful subjects. This less formal billing process fits well with my style.
*****At this time I made the hard decision to cease taking insurance. I have many reasons for this but feel that it is the best choice for me at this time. My new fees will be in line with people who have medium to higher copays and no one has to meet a deductible. This simplifies the therapy process for all of us and I still seek quick solutions without sacrificing quality. My style is informal and your comfort is important to me as we deal with difficult, often painful subjects. This less formal billing process fits well with my style.
(210) 255-2073 View (210) 255-2073
Photo of Jason Northrup, Marriage & Family Therapist in Shady Oaks, San Antonio, TX
Jason Northrup
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Shady Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78232
Not accepting new clients
Are you having couple or family conflict? I am a trained couple and family therapist who can help. I work with individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing a wide variety of problems such as frequent fighting, sexual difficulties, parenting issues, and more. I work with and affirm clients of all backgrounds, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or faith (or lack thereof). I use evidence-based practices in my work to maximize the likelihood of an outcome that you can feel satisfied with. I will meet you where you are at without judgment and work at your pace.
Are you having couple or family conflict? I am a trained couple and family therapist who can help. I work with individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing a wide variety of problems such as frequent fighting, sexual difficulties, parenting issues, and more. I work with and affirm clients of all backgrounds, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or faith (or lack thereof). I use evidence-based practices in my work to maximize the likelihood of an outcome that you can feel satisfied with. I will meet you where you are at without judgment and work at your pace.
(210) 529-8953 View (210) 529-8953
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Carolyn Tubbs
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shady Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78232
I have been a family therapist over 20 years; and such, I work from a systemic or relational orientation, which focuses on mental health concerns within the contexts they occur. I work with individuals, couples and families experiencing a variety of mental health and relational concerns, such as depression, important life decisions, spiritual struggles, premarital counseling, marital conflict, communication problems, parenting challenges, family transitions, relationship enhancement, domestic violence, family violence and mid-life transitions.
I have been a family therapist over 20 years; and such, I work from a systemic or relational orientation, which focuses on mental health concerns within the contexts they occur. I work with individuals, couples and families experiencing a variety of mental health and relational concerns, such as depression, important life decisions, spiritual struggles, premarital counseling, marital conflict, communication problems, parenting challenges, family transitions, relationship enhancement, domestic violence, family violence and mid-life transitions.
(210) 981-3983 View (210) 981-3983
Photo of Sonia Tamez Coutee, LPC-S, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Shady Oaks, San Antonio, TX
Sonia Tamez Coutee, LPC-S, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Shady Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78232
I'm a licensed professional counselor with over 12 years experience as a mental health therapist working in the San Antonio area. I received a Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy Degree from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. My training and experience qualifies me to offer bilingual English-Spanish counseling for individuals, couples, children, families dealing with domestic abuse, child abuse, trauma, grief and loss, addictions, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Also, I can assist with military specific challenges such as; pre-post deployment stressors, combat-related PTSD, stress management, life transitions, work/career related issues.
I'm a licensed professional counselor with over 12 years experience as a mental health therapist working in the San Antonio area. I received a Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy Degree from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. My training and experience qualifies me to offer bilingual English-Spanish counseling for individuals, couples, children, families dealing with domestic abuse, child abuse, trauma, grief and loss, addictions, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Also, I can assist with military specific challenges such as; pre-post deployment stressors, combat-related PTSD, stress management, life transitions, work/career related issues.
(210) 598-6508 View (210) 598-6508
Photo of Martin V Bendernagel, Licensed Professional Counselor in Shady Oaks, San Antonio, TX
Martin V Bendernagel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
Shady Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78232
Many people are hurting and seek help with relationship issues, with their spouse, and other family members; I strive to help restore marriage and family relationships. Common problems that clients bring to me include relationship problems, depression, anxiety, grief, past trauma, child behavior problems, addictions, and having problems adjusting to changes in life. I practice spiritually-integrated counseling from a Christian worldview.
Many people are hurting and seek help with relationship issues, with their spouse, and other family members; I strive to help restore marriage and family relationships. Common problems that clients bring to me include relationship problems, depression, anxiety, grief, past trauma, child behavior problems, addictions, and having problems adjusting to changes in life. I practice spiritually-integrated counseling from a Christian worldview.
(210) 714-1805 View (210) 714-1805
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Stephanie A. Richards
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, RPT, PLLC
Verified Verified
Shady Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78232
I work with children/teens, adults, couples, and families. I approach the therapeutic relationship in a warm and personalized way, with humor and creativity to enhance the counseling experience. My professional focuses are trauma/PTSD, grief/loss, anxiety/depression, coping with medical illnesses, relationships, substance abuse/dependency recovery, abuse, faith struggles, and parenting. My personal experiences of thriving beyond trauma/loss and a cancer diagnosis provides a unique insight and empathy to my client's journey. As a believer in and recipient of God's design for healing and restoration, I integrate Christian principles to enhance my clients' healing experience.
I work with children/teens, adults, couples, and families. I approach the therapeutic relationship in a warm and personalized way, with humor and creativity to enhance the counseling experience. My professional focuses are trauma/PTSD, grief/loss, anxiety/depression, coping with medical illnesses, relationships, substance abuse/dependency recovery, abuse, faith struggles, and parenting. My personal experiences of thriving beyond trauma/loss and a cancer diagnosis provides a unique insight and empathy to my client's journey. As a believer in and recipient of God's design for healing and restoration, I integrate Christian principles to enhance my clients' healing experience.
(210) 853-0327 View (210) 853-0327
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Larry Mack
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Shady Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78232
If you are hurting, angry, sad, frustrated, or life just isn't turning out as planned, you probably want it to change as soon as possible. My approach helps you build on your strengths and teach you skills to resolve the problem as quickly as possible. I want you to be able to have the peace in your life that is missing. You probably already have the solution in you. I help you discover that solution and become strong enough to follow it, through our discussions, teaching you new skills, and having you practice/develop the new skills between sessions.
If you are hurting, angry, sad, frustrated, or life just isn't turning out as planned, you probably want it to change as soon as possible. My approach helps you build on your strengths and teach you skills to resolve the problem as quickly as possible. I want you to be able to have the peace in your life that is missing. You probably already have the solution in you. I help you discover that solution and become strong enough to follow it, through our discussions, teaching you new skills, and having you practice/develop the new skills between sessions.
(210) 853-0273 View (210) 853-0273
Photo of Dirk Magdahl, Licensed Professional Counselor in Shady Oaks, San Antonio, TX
Dirk Magdahl
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Shady Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78232
I love what I do.....I have been doing it for 28 years.....I am the kind of therapist that understands the value of psychotherapy because I have been a client at different times in my life. I know that we all need a safe place to talk, in which confidentiality is as important as feeling accepted. I love working with clients that are dealing with a variety of anxiety disorders as well as people with self esteem issues including people that seems to have a need to please others. I am passionate about Integrative Breathwork and Transpersonal Psychology in which we explore the needs of the mind body and spirit. Fluent in Spanish.
I love what I do.....I have been doing it for 28 years.....I am the kind of therapist that understands the value of psychotherapy because I have been a client at different times in my life. I know that we all need a safe place to talk, in which confidentiality is as important as feeling accepted. I love working with clients that are dealing with a variety of anxiety disorders as well as people with self esteem issues including people that seems to have a need to please others. I am passionate about Integrative Breathwork and Transpersonal Psychology in which we explore the needs of the mind body and spirit. Fluent in Spanish.
(210) 920-9883 View (210) 920-9883
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Lenore DeAngelis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shady Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78232
Hello- Welcome to your first step on a personal journey. My website goes into more detail about my background. Feel free to contact me with any questions about setting up your initial session. Please let me know the preferred times of day for your appointment, or whether you're flexible with appointment times. I look forward to hearing from you & will get back with you in between sessions or at the end of the day. Thank-you.
Hello- Welcome to your first step on a personal journey. My website goes into more detail about my background. Feel free to contact me with any questions about setting up your initial session. Please let me know the preferred times of day for your appointment, or whether you're flexible with appointment times. I look forward to hearing from you & will get back with you in between sessions or at the end of the day. Thank-you.
(512) 536-0707 View (512) 536-0707
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Stephanie Triana
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Shady Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78232
Healing begins with you, but you don't have to do it alone. I'm here for you during this journey. I have 17 years experience in the mental health field and 15 years experience in treatment. I am EMDR trained, and love helping clients heal from trauma, depression, and anxiety. Trauma is a lot more common than you realize, and includes any experience that has affected your self worth and/or wellbeing. If you feel different or like you don't belong, come see me. I'm real, compassionate, empathic, and transparent.
Healing begins with you, but you don't have to do it alone. I'm here for you during this journey. I have 17 years experience in the mental health field and 15 years experience in treatment. I am EMDR trained, and love helping clients heal from trauma, depression, and anxiety. Trauma is a lot more common than you realize, and includes any experience that has affected your self worth and/or wellbeing. If you feel different or like you don't belong, come see me. I'm real, compassionate, empathic, and transparent.
(210) 880-1810 View (210) 880-1810
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Leslie Marie Gordon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Shady Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78232
As a Christian counselor I long to encourage and uplift. I consider it an honor when clients share their personal pain and struggle with me. Whatever your personal trial is right now, I want to establish a trusting relationship in which we can work through it together. Sometimes it just takes a caring counselor to process emotions with and other times an objective perspective or guidance may be needed. My integrative approach to counseling gives you the benefit of a wide range of options in seeking a peaceful solution to life's struggles.
As a Christian counselor I long to encourage and uplift. I consider it an honor when clients share their personal pain and struggle with me. Whatever your personal trial is right now, I want to establish a trusting relationship in which we can work through it together. Sometimes it just takes a caring counselor to process emotions with and other times an objective perspective or guidance may be needed. My integrative approach to counseling gives you the benefit of a wide range of options in seeking a peaceful solution to life's struggles.
(210) 762-4166 View (210) 762-4166
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Febe S Fernandez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shady Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78232
As a therapist, I like to build a strong non-judgmental relationship with patients in order to encourage safety and the comfort needed to explore and resolve the life struggles that have led you to counseling. I use cognitive behavioral therapy to pin down problem areas in thinking that ultimately affect our relationships, self-worth, and perspective in an unhealthy way. I work towards assisting individuals towards their own therapeutic goals in a structured manner that aims at efficiently providing tools and the knowledge necessary to overcome current and future life stressors.
As a therapist, I like to build a strong non-judgmental relationship with patients in order to encourage safety and the comfort needed to explore and resolve the life struggles that have led you to counseling. I use cognitive behavioral therapy to pin down problem areas in thinking that ultimately affect our relationships, self-worth, and perspective in an unhealthy way. I work towards assisting individuals towards their own therapeutic goals in a structured manner that aims at efficiently providing tools and the knowledge necessary to overcome current and future life stressors.
(210) 812-2613 View (210) 812-2613

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Shady Oaks, San Antonio, TX

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Shady Oaks, San Antonio, TX who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
91% Anxiety
83% Relationship Issues
78% Grief
72% Coping Skills
72% Self Esteem
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% BlueCross and BlueShield
78% Aetna
72% Optum

How Therapists in Shady Oaks, San Antonio, TX see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Shady Oaks, 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.