Therapists in Shearer Hills-Ridgeview, San Antonio, TX

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Marcia Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Shearer Hills-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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Jocelyn Sipes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Shearer Hills-Ridgeview, San Antonio, TX 78216  (Online Only)
Treating my clients with respect is my utmost priority. I am genuine; others find it easy to talk to me about their problems. I do not claim to have all the answers, but I strive to stay educated regarding all therapies that could be helpful to you, the client. I tend to focus more heavily on a strength-based perspective when delivering therapy. I want my clients to know that I respect them. By agreeing to begin therapy, you have taken one of the most courageous steps toward a peaceful life.
Treating my clients with respect is my utmost priority. I am genuine; others find it easy to talk to me about their problems. I do not claim to have all the answers, but I strive to stay educated regarding all therapies that could be helpful to you, the client. I tend to focus more heavily on a strength-based perspective when delivering therapy. I want my clients to know that I respect them. By agreeing to begin therapy, you have taken one of the most courageous steps toward a peaceful life.
(469) 702-8690 View (469) 702-8690
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Corey J Lohr
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A, CCTP, C-DBT
Verified Verified
Shearer Hills-Ridgeview, San Antonio, TX 78216
My passion is to help people see and be their best versions. I am a Veteran and know my strengths lay with Veterans and First Responders, but my skills can assist anyone that is in need. My focus has been trauma and addiction. I believe the client is the expert and I am a team member that collaborate with client, and medication management team to assist in the best path forward.
My passion is to help people see and be their best versions. I am a Veteran and know my strengths lay with Veterans and First Responders, but my skills can assist anyone that is in need. My focus has been trauma and addiction. I believe the client is the expert and I am a team member that collaborate with client, and medication management team to assist in the best path forward.
(210) 666-9138 View (210) 666-9138
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Julie Dooling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Shearer Hills-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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Pursuit of Happiness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Shearer Hills-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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Emily Perez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Shearer Hills-Ridgeview, San Antonio, TX 78216
Has talking to your teenager become difficult? You see them struggling and you want so badly to help them but it is really hard to communicate with your child without someone getting upset. This may be a concern, or perhaps you have others dynamics you are struggling to navigate. I would love to help you unlock the tools you need to better communicate and feel like your authentic self. The peace, confidence and relationships you desire are worth it!
Has talking to your teenager become difficult? You see them struggling and you want so badly to help them but it is really hard to communicate with your child without someone getting upset. This may be a concern, or perhaps you have others dynamics you are struggling to navigate. I would love to help you unlock the tools you need to better communicate and feel like your authentic self. The peace, confidence and relationships you desire are worth it!
(726) 227-0715 View (726) 227-0715
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Donetta D. Quinones
Counselor, PhD, MS, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Shearer Hills-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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Lisa A Guerra
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Shearer Hills-Ridgeview, San Antonio, TX 78216  (Online Only)
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. I can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. Depression, anxiety, and grief are some of the most uncomfortable emotions we can experience in our lives. We may experience these emotions for many reasons: Loved One's Death, Chronic Pain, Divorce, Job Loss and other Life Challenges.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. I can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. Depression, anxiety, and grief are some of the most uncomfortable emotions we can experience in our lives. We may experience these emotions for many reasons: Loved One's Death, Chronic Pain, Divorce, Job Loss and other Life Challenges.
(210) 968-0254 View (210) 968-0254
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Jenifer James
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Shearer Hills-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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Natalie Dunn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Shearer Hills-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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Pastephine Taylor dba Old Man New Man Recovery
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCDC
Verified Verified
Shearer Hills-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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Daniel Decker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Shearer Hills-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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Kimberly Vance
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Shearer Hills-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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Walter J Hanss
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Shearer Hills-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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Laney Bassham
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Shearer Hills-Ridgeview, San Antonio, TX 78216  (Online Only)
Do you notice an increase in anxiety, fear, irritability, poor concentration, self-doubt, and/or struggle to navigate a loss? Are your ways of coping ineffective or maybe adding to your struggles? Is it hard to make sense of why your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and body are responding as they do, and even more confusing as to how to make it stop? Have you sought medical and pharmaceutical support but want to address the underlying ‘why’, not just numb out the symptoms? You want connection, a sense of belonging within yourself and with others, meaning, and wellness to thrive not just survive.
Do you notice an increase in anxiety, fear, irritability, poor concentration, self-doubt, and/or struggle to navigate a loss? Are your ways of coping ineffective or maybe adding to your struggles? Is it hard to make sense of why your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and body are responding as they do, and even more confusing as to how to make it stop? Have you sought medical and pharmaceutical support but want to address the underlying ‘why’, not just numb out the symptoms? You want connection, a sense of belonging within yourself and with others, meaning, and wellness to thrive not just survive.
(512) 729-1901 View (512) 729-1901
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Brooke Bucher-Delossantos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Shearer Hills-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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Guadalupe Drazkowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Shearer Hills-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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Leslie Casiano
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Shearer Hills-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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Meghan Krasnoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Shearer Hills-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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MyTotalTherapy
Counselor, MBA, MA, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
Shearer Hills-Ridgeview, San Antonio, TX 78216
Welcome to MyTotalHealth Counseling, providing personalized support tailored to your individual needs. Whether you're struggling with mental health challenges, navigating life transitions, or seeking to enhance your overall well-being, together we will embark on a transformative journey toward healing and growth.
Welcome to MyTotalHealth Counseling, providing personalized support tailored to your individual needs. Whether you're struggling with mental health challenges, navigating life transitions, or seeking to enhance your overall well-being, together we will embark on a transformative journey toward healing and growth.
(210) 880-2759 View (210) 880-2759

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Number of Therapists in Shearer Hills-Ridgeview, San Antonio, TX

40+

Average cost per session

$100

Therapists in Shearer Hills-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 Shearer Hills-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 Shearer Hills-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.