Therapists in West Lake Hills, TX

Photo of Mayan Herman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Lake Hills, TX
Mayan Herman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed clinical social worker and like to use creativity in my practice, including art, creative writing, and music. I am a bilingual social worker who has worked with the Latinx community for over eight years, providing Spanish-speaking services. I have more of a direct, to-the-point approach in therapy. I value honesty, taking accountability, skill-building, and most importantly, humor! I like to make jokes but also want to ensure that clients leave sessions with skills that can be applied outside of therapy too.
I am a licensed clinical social worker and like to use creativity in my practice, including art, creative writing, and music. I am a bilingual social worker who has worked with the Latinx community for over eight years, providing Spanish-speaking services. I have more of a direct, to-the-point approach in therapy. I value honesty, taking accountability, skill-building, and most importantly, humor! I like to make jokes but also want to ensure that clients leave sessions with skills that can be applied outside of therapy too.
(512) 866-2072 View (512) 866-2072
Photo of Julie Burke, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Lake Hills, TX
Julie Burke
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
I understand and empathize with the fact that life happens and everyone experiences various challenges and uncertainties at one point in time or another. With this in mind, I acknowledge how important therapy is to help people navigate through those struggles to help with increased self-awareness, self-esteem, support, autonomy, and overall life satisfaction. I am passionate about working with people of all ages and backgrounds in a welcoming setting to provide a safe place for guidance and support through life's various changes and challenges. Whatever your personal concerns may be, I look forward to working with you.
I understand and empathize with the fact that life happens and everyone experiences various challenges and uncertainties at one point in time or another. With this in mind, I acknowledge how important therapy is to help people navigate through those struggles to help with increased self-awareness, self-esteem, support, autonomy, and overall life satisfaction. I am passionate about working with people of all ages and backgrounds in a welcoming setting to provide a safe place for guidance and support through life's various changes and challenges. Whatever your personal concerns may be, I look forward to working with you.
(512) 982-0368 View (512) 982-0368
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Lauren McGee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
Lauren is passionate about partnering with clients to work toward client goals, facilitate personal refection, enhance overall well-being, and increase the ability to manage and cope with challenging circumstances, life transitions, relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, and a range of mental health conditions. She hopes to assist clients in cultivating a deeper understanding of themselves, their emotions, and their thinking patterns. As a clinician, Lauren aspires to create a therapeutic relationship and environment in which clients of all backgrounds and lived experiences consistently feel safe, supported, and heard.
Lauren is passionate about partnering with clients to work toward client goals, facilitate personal refection, enhance overall well-being, and increase the ability to manage and cope with challenging circumstances, life transitions, relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, and a range of mental health conditions. She hopes to assist clients in cultivating a deeper understanding of themselves, their emotions, and their thinking patterns. As a clinician, Lauren aspires to create a therapeutic relationship and environment in which clients of all backgrounds and lived experiences consistently feel safe, supported, and heard.
(512) 877-6552 View (512) 877-6552
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Kristen Yother
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMFT, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
I like to take a collaborative and strengths-based approach with my clients. I believe that you are the expert on your life, and my purpose is to work with you side by side while providing you with a safe and non-judgmental environment. In therapy we will go through a journey to gain a better understanding of who you are on a deeper level. We will build on your strengths and create a box of tools to help you build successful relationships with yourself and others.
I like to take a collaborative and strengths-based approach with my clients. I believe that you are the expert on your life, and my purpose is to work with you side by side while providing you with a safe and non-judgmental environment. In therapy we will go through a journey to gain a better understanding of who you are on a deeper level. We will build on your strengths and create a box of tools to help you build successful relationships with yourself and others.
(737) 210-5085 View (737) 210-5085
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Amanda (Amy) G. Richardson
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, MS, CCTP-I
Verified Verified
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
Are you looking to live your life more authentically? Are there things getting in the way of your happiness that you aren't quite able to make sense of or get past? Do you have trauma that impacts your relationships and day-to-day life? I'm here to help you gain clarity and find the path forward with tools to reduce stress and improve insight and coping. I can help you unlearn the unhealthy behaviors learned in earlier in life and replace them with healthy behaviors.
Are you looking to live your life more authentically? Are there things getting in the way of your happiness that you aren't quite able to make sense of or get past? Do you have trauma that impacts your relationships and day-to-day life? I'm here to help you gain clarity and find the path forward with tools to reduce stress and improve insight and coping. I can help you unlearn the unhealthy behaviors learned in earlier in life and replace them with healthy behaviors.
(512) 764-3441 View (512) 764-3441
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Colin Moss
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
The life we live and the life we want do not always match up. Funny enough, life some times gets in the way of the life we want. I believe that we can live an authentic life with meaningful connections that makes suffering through hard stuff worth it. A person is more than their problems, thoughts, and feelings. I like to work with individuals on figuring out what kind of life they want, and how to persist through tough times to achieve it.
The life we live and the life we want do not always match up. Funny enough, life some times gets in the way of the life we want. I believe that we can live an authentic life with meaningful connections that makes suffering through hard stuff worth it. A person is more than their problems, thoughts, and feelings. I like to work with individuals on figuring out what kind of life they want, and how to persist through tough times to achieve it.
(737) 204-8094 View (737) 204-8094
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Hannah Collmann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
A particular passion of mine, present throughout my life, has been fostering healthy relationships. I have served in multiple roles within mental health, including crisis management, inpatient psychiatry, and therapy. In every context, one thing continues to ring true- your relationship to yourself is the foundation to your relationship with others.
A particular passion of mine, present throughout my life, has been fostering healthy relationships. I have served in multiple roles within mental health, including crisis management, inpatient psychiatry, and therapy. In every context, one thing continues to ring true- your relationship to yourself is the foundation to your relationship with others.
(512) 668-7154 View (512) 668-7154
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Senna Marie Shehadeh
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A, LCDC-A, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
Change can occur at any time, it is never "too late.” I will offer an integrated approach that allows the blending of therapeutic tools from a variety of disciplines. Providing you an inviting and non-judgmental environment, using evidence-based treatment methods, while ensuring a holistic approach where all bases are covered including physical fitness and nutrition. Recognizing each client's uniqueness, a customized tailored approach will ensure your specific needs are met. My promise to you is a space where you can feel safe and at ease, in a charming and comfortable office setting in West Lake Hills (telehealth available).
Change can occur at any time, it is never "too late.” I will offer an integrated approach that allows the blending of therapeutic tools from a variety of disciplines. Providing you an inviting and non-judgmental environment, using evidence-based treatment methods, while ensuring a holistic approach where all bases are covered including physical fitness and nutrition. Recognizing each client's uniqueness, a customized tailored approach will ensure your specific needs are met. My promise to you is a space where you can feel safe and at ease, in a charming and comfortable office setting in West Lake Hills (telehealth available).
(512) 881-7151 View (512) 881-7151
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Dr. Jason B. Fischer
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, BCN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
Screw it. I'll just come out and say it. Counseling has become too expensive for most people to afford. Getting superior help shouldn't be a trade-off that adds financial stress to those already struggling with other concerns. Though my wife insists that I should get paid what I'm worth, what use is my "worth" if it aids only the privileged few? The fact is that I love counseling. It brings me joy and deep fulfillment. It's fun for me and, yes, immensely rewarding. This is my payment. So, I have decided to work with anyone for any amount. Name your own fee. All I ask is that you bring an open mind and genuine hunger for change.
Screw it. I'll just come out and say it. Counseling has become too expensive for most people to afford. Getting superior help shouldn't be a trade-off that adds financial stress to those already struggling with other concerns. Though my wife insists that I should get paid what I'm worth, what use is my "worth" if it aids only the privileged few? The fact is that I love counseling. It brings me joy and deep fulfillment. It's fun for me and, yes, immensely rewarding. This is my payment. So, I have decided to work with anyone for any amount. Name your own fee. All I ask is that you bring an open mind and genuine hunger for change.
(737) 345-3771 View (737) 345-3771
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Connected Heart Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
Connected Heart Therapy combines the best of traditional and virtual therapy to make getting help easy and convenient so you can focus on what’s really important: healing. We are psychotherapists and resiliency builders here to support you on your journey. Connected Heart Therapy was founded by Wendy Byrd and Robin Landers, two licensed therapists in Austin, Texas. After years in private practice, they know how complicated and overwhelming it can be to find the right therapist. They combined their practices and set out to find only the most caring, dedicated, and accessible therapists to build our Connected Heart Therapy care team.
Connected Heart Therapy combines the best of traditional and virtual therapy to make getting help easy and convenient so you can focus on what’s really important: healing. We are psychotherapists and resiliency builders here to support you on your journey. Connected Heart Therapy was founded by Wendy Byrd and Robin Landers, two licensed therapists in Austin, Texas. After years in private practice, they know how complicated and overwhelming it can be to find the right therapist. They combined their practices and set out to find only the most caring, dedicated, and accessible therapists to build our Connected Heart Therapy care team.
(512) 812-8742 View (512) 812-8742
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Jazmyn Hobdy (Supervised By Cody Dickson Phd Lpc-S)
LPC Associate, LPC-A
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
Do you or your teen struggle with anxiety, depression, or substance abuse? Do you need to heal from a recent or past trauma? Are you frequently nervous, or do you have trouble sleeping? In therapy, you can build coping skills that you can start applying right away in everyday life to feel calmer and more in control. We will work to equip you with the internal resources that you need to thrive.
Do you or your teen struggle with anxiety, depression, or substance abuse? Do you need to heal from a recent or past trauma? Are you frequently nervous, or do you have trouble sleeping? In therapy, you can build coping skills that you can start applying right away in everyday life to feel calmer and more in control. We will work to equip you with the internal resources that you need to thrive.
(512) 642-5613 View (512) 642-5613
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Brooke (Nowak) Pendleton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
Waitlist for new clients
NOT accepting new clients - Hi, I’m Brooke! I am passionate about educating clients to understand their thoughts and behavioral patterns better and learn healthy boundary setting with self and others to build resiliency. As a person-centered therapist, I believe that therapy is a collaborative journey with my clients. On that journey I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness as tools to support understanding, learning, and internal shifts that result in sustainable relational and behavioral changes. I offer an honest and authentic approach, and my goal is to provide a warm and inviting environment.
NOT accepting new clients - Hi, I’m Brooke! I am passionate about educating clients to understand their thoughts and behavioral patterns better and learn healthy boundary setting with self and others to build resiliency. As a person-centered therapist, I believe that therapy is a collaborative journey with my clients. On that journey I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness as tools to support understanding, learning, and internal shifts that result in sustainable relational and behavioral changes. I offer an honest and authentic approach, and my goal is to provide a warm and inviting environment.
(737) 300-9540 View (737) 300-9540
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William Booth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCDC
Verified Verified
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
I am a State of Texas Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. I obtained both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from the University of Texas at Austin. I accomplished this after a previous career that included being a union representative. My own life experiences drew me to social work and I have worked for many years in various forms of addiction treatment. I work with clients with the understanding that “It’s not what’s wrong with you but it’s what happened to you.”
I am a State of Texas Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. I obtained both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from the University of Texas at Austin. I accomplished this after a previous career that included being a union representative. My own life experiences drew me to social work and I have worked for many years in various forms of addiction treatment. I work with clients with the understanding that “It’s not what’s wrong with you but it’s what happened to you.”
(512) 601-4286 View (512) 601-4286
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Katherine E Hunt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-I
Verified Verified
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
I am passionate about collaborating with clients to build meaningful lives and improve wellness. I specialize in group and individual therapy using various techniques to fulfill the needs that best fit the client. I take a Positive Psychology and Person Centered approach, allowing the client to direct their own self-discovery. Creativity is a main influence, allowing me to utilize art techniques, client-directed activities, behavioral approaches, and remain fluid to shape sessions. By encouraging, reflection, identifying what makes one happy, and showing unconditional support, allows me to understand individual needs.
I am passionate about collaborating with clients to build meaningful lives and improve wellness. I specialize in group and individual therapy using various techniques to fulfill the needs that best fit the client. I take a Positive Psychology and Person Centered approach, allowing the client to direct their own self-discovery. Creativity is a main influence, allowing me to utilize art techniques, client-directed activities, behavioral approaches, and remain fluid to shape sessions. By encouraging, reflection, identifying what makes one happy, and showing unconditional support, allows me to understand individual needs.
(281) 602-3613 View (281) 602-3613
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Ben Meyers
LPC Associate
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
We all strive to live a good life, but sometimes we feel directionless, hopeless or feel like we're holding ourselves back. I utilize a combination of Internal Family Systems (IFS), Attachment Theory, and EMDR to empower you to be your authentic self.
We all strive to live a good life, but sometimes we feel directionless, hopeless or feel like we're holding ourselves back. I utilize a combination of Internal Family Systems (IFS), Attachment Theory, and EMDR to empower you to be your authentic self.
(512) 714-2275 View (512) 714-2275
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Tori Arceneaux
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC-A
Verified Verified
West Lake Hills, TX 78746  (Online Only)
Hey there! I’m Tori and I’m a therapist with a passion for seeing and helping others succeed. Health and wellness has been something I’ve had a fond interest for and experience in most of my life. While we like to consider health as pertaining to our body, the mind is our most powerful muscle. Making a connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors is what we as humans do everyday! My approach is holistic and client-centered in nature, meaning it’s all about you and every aspect of you! Together we’ll collaborate on making life’s difficulties less challenging and becoming the best version of yourself.
Hey there! I’m Tori and I’m a therapist with a passion for seeing and helping others succeed. Health and wellness has been something I’ve had a fond interest for and experience in most of my life. While we like to consider health as pertaining to our body, the mind is our most powerful muscle. Making a connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors is what we as humans do everyday! My approach is holistic and client-centered in nature, meaning it’s all about you and every aspect of you! Together we’ll collaborate on making life’s difficulties less challenging and becoming the best version of yourself.
(512) 882-1402 View (512) 882-1402
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Jody L. Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
Waitlist for new clients
Perhaps it feels that your authentic self is obscured and you anxiously float through life as an observer. Do you long to be more present and focused with increase personal agency? Distressing experiences may result in your feeling disconnected, fragmented & struggling to make sense of your identity or direction. I collaborate with clients to create a personalized treatment plan and use an integrative approach that incorporates relational, psychodynamic and other trauma-informed interventions. I am trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS), EMDR, Radically Open-Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RO-DBT) & NeuroMeditation.
Perhaps it feels that your authentic self is obscured and you anxiously float through life as an observer. Do you long to be more present and focused with increase personal agency? Distressing experiences may result in your feeling disconnected, fragmented & struggling to make sense of your identity or direction. I collaborate with clients to create a personalized treatment plan and use an integrative approach that incorporates relational, psychodynamic and other trauma-informed interventions. I am trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS), EMDR, Radically Open-Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RO-DBT) & NeuroMeditation.
(512) 580-8197 View (512) 580-8197
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Nydia Camacho
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
Todos nos enfrentamos a conflictos, retos continuos en nuestra vida... la pérdida de un ser querido, pérdida de empleo, metas no logradas, baja autoestima, culpas no resueltas, estrés, transiciones, dificultades en nuestras relaciones con amigos y familiares, enfermedades físicas y de salud mental, entre otras. Muchas veces logramos nosotros mismos vencer esos obstáculos que se nos presentan, pero en otras ocasiones necesitamos la guía de un profesional que nos escuche atentamente, sin juzgar nuestras emociones, pensamientos, conductas, y nos ayude a desarrollar estrategias para manejar y transformar esos conflictos en fortalezas.
Todos nos enfrentamos a conflictos, retos continuos en nuestra vida... la pérdida de un ser querido, pérdida de empleo, metas no logradas, baja autoestima, culpas no resueltas, estrés, transiciones, dificultades en nuestras relaciones con amigos y familiares, enfermedades físicas y de salud mental, entre otras. Muchas veces logramos nosotros mismos vencer esos obstáculos que se nos presentan, pero en otras ocasiones necesitamos la guía de un profesional que nos escuche atentamente, sin juzgar nuestras emociones, pensamientos, conductas, y nos ayude a desarrollar estrategias para manejar y transformar esos conflictos en fortalezas.
(512) 359-3107 View (512) 359-3107
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Ivonne Ocasio
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
Sometimes we face challenges that are difficult to overcome. You might feel overwhelmed and alone. Friends and family can offer their support and encouragement, but even with their best intentions, their help might not be enough. In Austin Bilingual Therapy we work with people who are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, sad, depressed or experiencing difficult transitions in their lives.
Sometimes we face challenges that are difficult to overcome. You might feel overwhelmed and alone. Friends and family can offer their support and encouragement, but even with their best intentions, their help might not be enough. In Austin Bilingual Therapy we work with people who are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, sad, depressed or experiencing difficult transitions in their lives.
(512) 872-4542 View (512) 872-4542
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Hannah Neely
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
If you want to work on your relationship to food & body, heal pain in your history, and increase self-compassion, I'd love to walk with you. In our sessions, we will explore who you are and what matters to you. We will tackle thought patterns that aren't serving you and work on new ways to interact with your thoughts and feelings that serve you more effectively. I have found that the clients I am most "in my element" with are teens and young adults. When working with teens, I also work with parents to help them navigate supporting their teen at home.
If you want to work on your relationship to food & body, heal pain in your history, and increase self-compassion, I'd love to walk with you. In our sessions, we will explore who you are and what matters to you. We will tackle thought patterns that aren't serving you and work on new ways to interact with your thoughts and feelings that serve you more effectively. I have found that the clients I am most "in my element" with are teens and young adults. When working with teens, I also work with parents to help them navigate supporting their teen at home.
(512) 883-6646 View (512) 883-6646

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Number of Therapists in West Lake Hills, TX

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in West Lake Hills, TX who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills
67% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aetna
63% BlueCross and BlueShield
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in West Lake Hills, TX see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in West Lake Hills?

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.