Therapists in The Woodlands, TX

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Shelley L Muller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Woodlands, TX 77381
Within themselves, each person has the power and strength to tackle the challenges and difficulties they face. It’s my job, as a clinician, to help them access that power and strength, and I do this by first providing a non-judgmental and positive environment. This allows us to identify the thoughts and perceptions that are influencing their actions, both positive and negative. Real, affirming change can happen when we openly examine the thinking that is holding us back and work to change those thoughts that are no longer servicing our goals. I’m excited to help clients with that self-examination and re-building process.
Within themselves, each person has the power and strength to tackle the challenges and difficulties they face. It’s my job, as a clinician, to help them access that power and strength, and I do this by first providing a non-judgmental and positive environment. This allows us to identify the thoughts and perceptions that are influencing their actions, both positive and negative. Real, affirming change can happen when we openly examine the thinking that is holding us back and work to change those thoughts that are no longer servicing our goals. I’m excited to help clients with that self-examination and re-building process.
(346) 239-8305 View (346) 239-8305
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Marcia Baker
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, LCDC
Verified Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77380
I provide counseling to clients of all ages with various tha include anxiety, stress, anger,depression, substance use, sleep deprivation and behavioral nutrition concerns. I utilize health psychology, mental health education, substance use education and yoga principles within practice as I work with clients. Overall wellness is the focus for the clients I work with which includes, nutrition, sleep and exercise while working on their emotional and behavioral concerns. I implement the Strengthening Families program for those families that are in need of creating a healthy environment that promotes positive experiences in family life.
I provide counseling to clients of all ages with various tha include anxiety, stress, anger,depression, substance use, sleep deprivation and behavioral nutrition concerns. I utilize health psychology, mental health education, substance use education and yoga principles within practice as I work with clients. Overall wellness is the focus for the clients I work with which includes, nutrition, sleep and exercise while working on their emotional and behavioral concerns. I implement the Strengthening Families program for those families that are in need of creating a healthy environment that promotes positive experiences in family life.
(281) 462-5635 View (281) 462-5635
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Crystal Thompson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77380
You are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As a therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and be the best version of you. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to resolve hindrances and challenges that your life may have caused. I work with both couples and individuals. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you!
You are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As a therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and be the best version of you. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to resolve hindrances and challenges that your life may have caused. I work with both couples and individuals. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you!
(214) 617-1642 View (214) 617-1642
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Cindy D Morris
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77380
I see clients who may be dealing with unresolved past issues and/or trauma and are wanting to work through those feelings so they can enjoy life. My clients also include those who may be experiencing grief, anxiety, strained relationships. One of my passions is working with families who are struggling-I offer young families help & work with older family members to restore relationships that may have been strained. I love working with couples - we all want to be that couple in our 70s walking down the beach holding hands. I can help you get there! Sex is an important part of relationships and I can help you attain your sexual goals.
I see clients who may be dealing with unresolved past issues and/or trauma and are wanting to work through those feelings so they can enjoy life. My clients also include those who may be experiencing grief, anxiety, strained relationships. One of my passions is working with families who are struggling-I offer young families help & work with older family members to restore relationships that may have been strained. I love working with couples - we all want to be that couple in our 70s walking down the beach holding hands. I can help you get there! Sex is an important part of relationships and I can help you attain your sexual goals.
(281) 524-3052 View (281) 524-3052
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Anna Leason LCSW and Associates, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Woodlands, TX 77380
At Anna Leason LCSW & Associates, our mission is to cultivate a space where healing thrives. With a diverse team of empathetic therapists, we offer personalized, evidence-based treatments to address your specific needs. Grounded in a client-centered approach, we create a supportive environment where you can explore challenges, develop coping strategies, and embark on a journey toward self-discovery. Whether you're navigating trauma, anxiety, depression, or life transitions, we're here to walk alongside you, empowering you to unlock your inner resilience and pursue a life of meaning and fulfillment
At Anna Leason LCSW & Associates, our mission is to cultivate a space where healing thrives. With a diverse team of empathetic therapists, we offer personalized, evidence-based treatments to address your specific needs. Grounded in a client-centered approach, we create a supportive environment where you can explore challenges, develop coping strategies, and embark on a journey toward self-discovery. Whether you're navigating trauma, anxiety, depression, or life transitions, we're here to walk alongside you, empowering you to unlock your inner resilience and pursue a life of meaning and fulfillment
(936) 274-6970 View (936) 274-6970
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Carla Litzsey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCDC CI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Life can feel challenging, overwhelming and perplexing! Do you just want the fog in your mind to clear? Was the previous year more than you can handle? If you find yourself lost in transition, existing but not living, seeking clarity, direction, or purpose, and just feel like breaking while trying to hold it all together? You’re in the right place. Change can be difficult, painful and messy but there is a beautiful story that you get to write if you go through the process. Allow me to journey with you as we work to un-complicate things. I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for you to un-pack what's been weighing you down.
Life can feel challenging, overwhelming and perplexing! Do you just want the fog in your mind to clear? Was the previous year more than you can handle? If you find yourself lost in transition, existing but not living, seeking clarity, direction, or purpose, and just feel like breaking while trying to hold it all together? You’re in the right place. Change can be difficult, painful and messy but there is a beautiful story that you get to write if you go through the process. Allow me to journey with you as we work to un-complicate things. I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for you to un-pack what's been weighing you down.
(281) 336-9651 View (281) 336-9651
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Jason Stewart
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77382
Change is courageous. Change requires authentic engagement with honesty, responsibility & accountability. Change also requires empathy, support & compassion. These characteristics embody Jason’s professional philosophy. His approach includes direct feedback, polite and assertive insights with considerate & practical recommendations. He collaborates with clients while teaching new skills & promoting positive actionable change. Jason is an active listener who is respectful, insightful & non-judgemental. He is pragmatic, sensible & realistic. He combines evidence-based practice with purpose-driven compassion & integrity.
Change is courageous. Change requires authentic engagement with honesty, responsibility & accountability. Change also requires empathy, support & compassion. These characteristics embody Jason’s professional philosophy. His approach includes direct feedback, polite and assertive insights with considerate & practical recommendations. He collaborates with clients while teaching new skills & promoting positive actionable change. Jason is an active listener who is respectful, insightful & non-judgemental. He is pragmatic, sensible & realistic. He combines evidence-based practice with purpose-driven compassion & integrity.
(713) 893-3989 View (713) 893-3989
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Priscilla Carrera
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAEdS, LPC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
The Woodlands, TX 77380
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I have always known that helping people was what I wanted to do. I believe that we all do the best that we can with what is presented to us but can get stuck trying to manage life's challenges and dealing with past, impactful experiences. I believe that, with a willingness to reflect on self and to try new skills, anyone can change and regain control of his or her life. I really enjoy helping clients work through traumatic experiences but also work with general anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and everyday stress.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I have always known that helping people was what I wanted to do. I believe that we all do the best that we can with what is presented to us but can get stuck trying to manage life's challenges and dealing with past, impactful experiences. I believe that, with a willingness to reflect on self and to try new skills, anyone can change and regain control of his or her life. I really enjoy helping clients work through traumatic experiences but also work with general anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and everyday stress.
(281) 954-3685 View (281) 954-3685
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Jacqueline Nelson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77381
Jacqueline Nelson is a caring and passionate Ph.D, MA, LPC-S with over 10 years of experience working with teens, adults, and seniors who are struggling to cope with anxiety, depression, anger, dysfunctional relationships, ADHD, coping skills, divorce, family conflict, low self-esteem, sexual abuse, stress, trauma, PTSD, women’s issues, grief, infidelity, difficult life transitions, OCD, parenting, racial identity, and more. Jacqueline graduated from Liberty University with her Master’s degree in Professional Christian Counseling.
Jacqueline Nelson is a caring and passionate Ph.D, MA, LPC-S with over 10 years of experience working with teens, adults, and seniors who are struggling to cope with anxiety, depression, anger, dysfunctional relationships, ADHD, coping skills, divorce, family conflict, low self-esteem, sexual abuse, stress, trauma, PTSD, women’s issues, grief, infidelity, difficult life transitions, OCD, parenting, racial identity, and more. Jacqueline graduated from Liberty University with her Master’s degree in Professional Christian Counseling.
(281) 214-6342 View (281) 214-6342
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Alison Childers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Woodlands, TX 77380
I enjoy collaborating with clients to help them in their journey toward healing, growing ... and thriving! Therapy is both a partnership and process which can empower clients to experience such changes as healing of past hurts/abuse/trauma, increased self-management of emotions and stressors, healthier relationships, behavior and thought process changes, and individual growth.
I enjoy collaborating with clients to help them in their journey toward healing, growing ... and thriving! Therapy is both a partnership and process which can empower clients to experience such changes as healing of past hurts/abuse/trauma, increased self-management of emotions and stressors, healthier relationships, behavior and thought process changes, and individual growth.
(281) 816-4673 View (281) 816-4673
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Melissa Mignogna
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Is your family going through a challenging legal situation that is affecting you and your children? Are you dealing with painful dynamics related to divorce, custody dispute, or parental alienation? Many therapists avoid potential court involvement at any cost, but not me! I am a forensic child and adolescent psychologist. This means that not only am I very well-trained in helping kids, adolescents and their families with a range of mental health concerns but also that I am completely comfortable meeting with attorneys/mediators and even going to court if you need me to testify. The legal stuff won't interfere with me helping YOU.
Is your family going through a challenging legal situation that is affecting you and your children? Are you dealing with painful dynamics related to divorce, custody dispute, or parental alienation? Many therapists avoid potential court involvement at any cost, but not me! I am a forensic child and adolescent psychologist. This means that not only am I very well-trained in helping kids, adolescents and their families with a range of mental health concerns but also that I am completely comfortable meeting with attorneys/mediators and even going to court if you need me to testify. The legal stuff won't interfere with me helping YOU.
(936) 261-7992 View (936) 261-7992
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Lauren Durbin
LPC Associate, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Woodlands, TX 77381  (Online Only)
As your therapist, I hope to facilitate greater self-awareness through your life experiences that lead to increased confidence, self-esteem, independence, overall health, and the capacity to effectively navigate the complex challenges of life. I love working with those who are truly ready to dig in and explore who they are; ready to put in the work necessary to make lasting changes in their life. My approach will provide you with methods to solve problems, utilizing your own strengths and respecting who you are as an individual.
As your therapist, I hope to facilitate greater self-awareness through your life experiences that lead to increased confidence, self-esteem, independence, overall health, and the capacity to effectively navigate the complex challenges of life. I love working with those who are truly ready to dig in and explore who they are; ready to put in the work necessary to make lasting changes in their life. My approach will provide you with methods to solve problems, utilizing your own strengths and respecting who you are as an individual.
(281) 688-6422 View (281) 688-6422
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Kristen Nicole Skowronski
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Do you feel that the relationship you and your partner dreamed of may be slipping away? Searching for reconnection? You may be fed up with arguments interfering with family time, feeling misunderstood or alone. It may be getting more difficult to remember a time when things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for change. To learn to create improved patterns in your communication. Most of all, you’re ready to establish peace and love in your relationship again.
Do you feel that the relationship you and your partner dreamed of may be slipping away? Searching for reconnection? You may be fed up with arguments interfering with family time, feeling misunderstood or alone. It may be getting more difficult to remember a time when things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for change. To learn to create improved patterns in your communication. Most of all, you’re ready to establish peace and love in your relationship again.
(936) 209-7259 View (936) 209-7259
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Stephanie Walsh
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Woodlands, TX 77380
There is HOPE for bringing your family through hard times. I focus on helping children with a variety of concerns from behavior issues at home or in school to traumatic events such as abuse, neglect, divorce, and more. I counsel the child, the whole family or just the parents depending on what everyone needs. Adults who are dealing with anxiety or know they have experienced trauma in their life, this does not have to control you any longer, I can help.
There is HOPE for bringing your family through hard times. I focus on helping children with a variety of concerns from behavior issues at home or in school to traumatic events such as abuse, neglect, divorce, and more. I counsel the child, the whole family or just the parents depending on what everyone needs. Adults who are dealing with anxiety or know they have experienced trauma in their life, this does not have to control you any longer, I can help.
(281) 730-5336 View (281) 730-5336
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Michelle MacLean
Licenced Professional Counselor Associate, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Adults, teens, and children alike often experience challenging moments on their life journey. Sometimes our thoughts and emotions feel so big and hard to manage. Sometimes we may feel uncertain about who we are and long to know ourselves better. Are you wanting to cope with life's challenges in a way that invites growth and connection with yourself and those you love to experience a more joy-filled journey? I am here to support you in working through whatever challenges you may be facing and support you in discovering for yourself and/or your child what you need to move toward healing, wholeness, and connection.
Adults, teens, and children alike often experience challenging moments on their life journey. Sometimes our thoughts and emotions feel so big and hard to manage. Sometimes we may feel uncertain about who we are and long to know ourselves better. Are you wanting to cope with life's challenges in a way that invites growth and connection with yourself and those you love to experience a more joy-filled journey? I am here to support you in working through whatever challenges you may be facing and support you in discovering for yourself and/or your child what you need to move toward healing, wholeness, and connection.
(281) 868-6677 View (281) 868-6677
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Alex Jacobsen
LPC Associate, MA, NCC, LPC-A
Verified Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77382  (Online Only)
My ideal client is anyone who is ready to take a step forward and work on their mental health. I don't care about any other aspect of you as long as you are willing to have the tough conversations that are necessary for delving deeper into yourself. I am willing to work with any age, gender, nationality, etc. imaginable and hold no preference for working with any particular denomination versus another. The only requirement you must have is a desire to learn more about yourself and be open to new experiences (or old ones if you've been to therapy before). Being a part of your journey would mean the world to me.
My ideal client is anyone who is ready to take a step forward and work on their mental health. I don't care about any other aspect of you as long as you are willing to have the tough conversations that are necessary for delving deeper into yourself. I am willing to work with any age, gender, nationality, etc. imaginable and hold no preference for working with any particular denomination versus another. The only requirement you must have is a desire to learn more about yourself and be open to new experiences (or old ones if you've been to therapy before). Being a part of your journey would mean the world to me.
(281) 324-8036 View (281) 324-8036
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Kristin Lahey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Want to be happier in your most important relationships. Do you want to stop struggling with the small stuff and explore what is really holding you back from having a more loving and meaningful connection. Sustaining healthy relationships is hard work. It takes time and effort to make them the best they can be. Learn how to communicate with your partner, child, parent, friend or coworker. It's my job to provide a safe, neutral space for couples and individuals to learn how to better communicate to get your needs and wants met with others.
Want to be happier in your most important relationships. Do you want to stop struggling with the small stuff and explore what is really holding you back from having a more loving and meaningful connection. Sustaining healthy relationships is hard work. It takes time and effort to make them the best they can be. Learn how to communicate with your partner, child, parent, friend or coworker. It's my job to provide a safe, neutral space for couples and individuals to learn how to better communicate to get your needs and wants met with others.
(936) 315-3375 View (936) 315-3375
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Adam Bertoch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCDC, LMFT
Verified Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77382
Treatment for ADULTS and TEENS struggling with some of the effects of TRAUMA like RELATIONSHIP DIFFICULTIES, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, ANGER MANAGEMENT, and ADDICTION. Ultimately, people come to me in pain or they bring someone to me in pain. Understanding that your pain, your reactions, and your responses to it make sense is a key to finding relief from suffering. If you or someone you love received something unexpected from their life experience and struggle with a "I don't even know where to start." or a "what now?", I am here for you.
Treatment for ADULTS and TEENS struggling with some of the effects of TRAUMA like RELATIONSHIP DIFFICULTIES, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, ANGER MANAGEMENT, and ADDICTION. Ultimately, people come to me in pain or they bring someone to me in pain. Understanding that your pain, your reactions, and your responses to it make sense is a key to finding relief from suffering. If you or someone you love received something unexpected from their life experience and struggle with a "I don't even know where to start." or a "what now?", I am here for you.
(832) 742-4949 View (832) 742-4949
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Jonathan Emanuel Collins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77380  (Online Only)
Sometimes life becomes overwhelming. Everyone struggles with issues of wellness and mental health from time to time. Maybe you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, or past trauma. These problems can take over everyday life and contribute to other issues like internet addictions, relationship difficulties, and more. Many of my clients have found that old coping skills aren’t working anymore. They need new strategies that actually make a difference. I help people better understand how they got to where they are, and how they can cultivate a life that focuses on balance, peace, and overall wellness.
Sometimes life becomes overwhelming. Everyone struggles with issues of wellness and mental health from time to time. Maybe you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, or past trauma. These problems can take over everyday life and contribute to other issues like internet addictions, relationship difficulties, and more. Many of my clients have found that old coping skills aren’t working anymore. They need new strategies that actually make a difference. I help people better understand how they got to where they are, and how they can cultivate a life that focuses on balance, peace, and overall wellness.
(281) 853-8165 View (281) 853-8165
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Heather Renee Rubio
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT, Assoc
Verified Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77380
I provide counseling services to individuals, couples, and families dealing with issues such as infidelity, relational stress, infertility, communication, parenting, and the transition to parenthood. Prior to being a counselor I was a high school teacher, and I hold a special place in my heart for educators. I also enjoy working with preteens and teens navigate the stresses of growing up in the age of technology.
I provide counseling services to individuals, couples, and families dealing with issues such as infidelity, relational stress, infertility, communication, parenting, and the transition to parenthood. Prior to being a counselor I was a high school teacher, and I hold a special place in my heart for educators. I also enjoy working with preteens and teens navigate the stresses of growing up in the age of technology.
(936) 930-6120 View (936) 930-6120
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Number of Therapists in The Woodlands, TX

500+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in The Woodlands, TX who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
75% Self Esteem
74% Relationship Issues
71% Coping Skills
70% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Aetna
77% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
73% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in The Woodlands, TX see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
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How can I find a therapist in The Woodlands?

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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.