Therapists in West Lake Hills, TX

Photo of Colin Moss, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Lake Hills, TX
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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Aubrey Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MAT, LPC-A
Verified Verified
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
In my therapeutic practice, I am committed to providing compassionate and inclusive support to individuals with diverse needs. I have extensive experience working with clients facing a spectrum of challenges, including but not limited to eating disorders, trauma, mood disorders, intellectual disabilities, sexual assault, and child sexual abuse. My approach is grounded in empathy, respect, and a deep understanding that each person's journey is unique. My clients value the opportunity to process utilizing both Art Therapy and Talk Therapy.
In my therapeutic practice, I am committed to providing compassionate and inclusive support to individuals with diverse needs. I have extensive experience working with clients facing a spectrum of challenges, including but not limited to eating disorders, trauma, mood disorders, intellectual disabilities, sexual assault, and child sexual abuse. My approach is grounded in empathy, respect, and a deep understanding that each person's journey is unique. My clients value the opportunity to process utilizing both Art Therapy and Talk Therapy.
(430) 758-5305 View (430) 758-5305
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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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Ben Meyers
LPC Associate
Verified Verified
8 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. Specializing in low self esteem, identity issues, relationship issues, and trauma, I utilize a combination of Internal Family Systems (IFS), Attachment Theory, and EMDR to empower you to be your authentic self. Working towards alignment looks like exploring our thoughts, feelings, and body experiences, and paying attention to where we disconnect.
We all strive to live a good life, but sometimes we feel directionless, hopeless, or feel like we're holding ourselves back. Specializing in low self esteem, identity issues, relationship issues, and trauma, I utilize a combination of Internal Family Systems (IFS), Attachment Theory, and EMDR to empower you to be your authentic self. Working towards alignment looks like exploring our thoughts, feelings, and body experiences, and paying attention to where we disconnect.
(512) 714-2275 View (512) 714-2275
Gustavo Rodriguez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC S
Verified Verified
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
The person I’m feel best able to work with is someone that has dealt with significant trauma or serious difficulties in their life, due to chronic health or family issues. But they are now interested in working to overcome the impact of these issues on them and their life. Since this person has made an active decision to begin the change process I want to be able to provide support and guidance to them in starting this process. I will work with them to support them in whatever direction they choose to go in their journey. I will also work with LPC-Associates to provide them with competent support, as they start their career.
The person I’m feel best able to work with is someone that has dealt with significant trauma or serious difficulties in their life, due to chronic health or family issues. But they are now interested in working to overcome the impact of these issues on them and their life. Since this person has made an active decision to begin the change process I want to be able to provide support and guidance to them in starting this process. I will work with them to support them in whatever direction they choose to go in their journey. I will also work with LPC-Associates to provide them with competent support, as they start their career.
(512) 913-5762 View (512) 913-5762
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Dr. Rachel Pearl Wulbert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, MEd
Verified Verified
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
You may be experiencing confusion or frustration because your current relationships are consistently challenging, or you may feel stuck in patterns of behavior that limit your ability to achieve your goals. It has been my experience that even though you may not feel like it right now, every experience - whether joyful or painful - has the potential to contribute to the richness of life and can be deeply transformational. My hope is to work together and to build a relationship built on mutual trust and respect where these experiences can be explored.
You may be experiencing confusion or frustration because your current relationships are consistently challenging, or you may feel stuck in patterns of behavior that limit your ability to achieve your goals. It has been my experience that even though you may not feel like it right now, every experience - whether joyful or painful - has the potential to contribute to the richness of life and can be deeply transformational. My hope is to work together and to build a relationship built on mutual trust and respect where these experiences can be explored.
(737) 204-0507 View (737) 204-0507
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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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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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Alexander Leerburger-Mahl
Licensed Professional Counselor, MHS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
Do you often feel weighed down by feelings of depression, anxiety, or overthinking? If you find it challenging to advocate for yourself, come talk to me! Whether you’re seeking help for the above, or topics such as LGBTQ+ issues, lack of direction, career issues, or something else entirely, I want to help! Together, we will work on strategies that will allow you to address the root cause of said difficulty and build meaningful connections and confidence. It can be difficult and overwhelming to begin the counseling process but remember that asking for help is a sign of strength. Let's create a judgment-free, safe, and exciting sesh.
Do you often feel weighed down by feelings of depression, anxiety, or overthinking? If you find it challenging to advocate for yourself, come talk to me! Whether you’re seeking help for the above, or topics such as LGBTQ+ issues, lack of direction, career issues, or something else entirely, I want to help! Together, we will work on strategies that will allow you to address the root cause of said difficulty and build meaningful connections and confidence. It can be difficult and overwhelming to begin the counseling process but remember that asking for help is a sign of strength. Let's create a judgment-free, safe, and exciting sesh.
(512) 399-8661 View (512) 399-8661
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Nikki D Stark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
Not accepting new clients
Hi there! My name is Nikki Walsh, LCSW and I am a psychotherapist in Austin, TX specializing in Young adults, older Teens. I understand that reaching out and starting this journey can be so difficult, so I want to congratulate you for making it this far. In session you will find that I pride myself on having a very non-judgmental, supportive and validating therapy style. I strive to empower you with the tools to improve your emotional well-being and help meet your goals. If you would like to know more about me please seek out my website.
Hi there! My name is Nikki Walsh, LCSW and I am a psychotherapist in Austin, TX specializing in Young adults, older Teens. I understand that reaching out and starting this journey can be so difficult, so I want to congratulate you for making it this far. In session you will find that I pride myself on having a very non-judgmental, supportive and validating therapy style. I strive to empower you with the tools to improve your emotional well-being and help meet your goals. If you would like to know more about me please seek out my website.
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Joan Clayton
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
Waitlist for new clients
Seeking professional help is a significant and empowering personal decision. It’s an opportunity to sort through troubling thoughts and feelings, overcome obstacles, and search for new solutions and pathways for positive change and growth. It’s an acknowledgement of the desire and need to look at one’s life from a different perspective. I believe one of the most important components for guiding clients through this process is the establishment of a supportive, compassionate, and nonjudgmental therapeutic relationship. Within this framework, I strive to offer understanding, reassurance, acceptance, and hope.
Seeking professional help is a significant and empowering personal decision. It’s an opportunity to sort through troubling thoughts and feelings, overcome obstacles, and search for new solutions and pathways for positive change and growth. It’s an acknowledgement of the desire and need to look at one’s life from a different perspective. I believe one of the most important components for guiding clients through this process is the establishment of a supportive, compassionate, and nonjudgmental therapeutic relationship. Within this framework, I strive to offer understanding, reassurance, acceptance, and hope.
(512) 812-7980 View (512) 812-7980
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Tom Bolls
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
The best therapy is a playful blend of science and relationship. My approach is transparent and direct, getting to the heart of the matter quickly. I use lots of neuroscience to help educate my clients about why and how we should communicate in relationships. My style is unique because I will use lots of humor to encourage us as we navigate each painful spot in your life. The end goal of my treatment is practical as well as compassionate - helping you become more present with others as well as with yourself. I see our work together as the beginning of a transformative process, a collaboration to create meaningful change.
The best therapy is a playful blend of science and relationship. My approach is transparent and direct, getting to the heart of the matter quickly. I use lots of neuroscience to help educate my clients about why and how we should communicate in relationships. My style is unique because I will use lots of humor to encourage us as we navigate each painful spot in your life. The end goal of my treatment is practical as well as compassionate - helping you become more present with others as well as with yourself. I see our work together as the beginning of a transformative process, a collaboration to create meaningful change.
(512) 812-7263 View (512) 812-7263
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Stephanie M Arsenault
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
Waitlist for new clients
If you are reading my profile, then you are probably looking for someone to help you with the problems that you and your family are facing. Perhaps your child is struggling with social anxiety, is depressed, acting out aggressively, having difficulties accepting a divorce, experiencing stress from school and extracurricular activities, or they just want someone to talk things through with. My practice focuses on helping youth learn how to cope with the stressors life brings them and to reach their potential.
If you are reading my profile, then you are probably looking for someone to help you with the problems that you and your family are facing. Perhaps your child is struggling with social anxiety, is depressed, acting out aggressively, having difficulties accepting a divorce, experiencing stress from school and extracurricular activities, or they just want someone to talk things through with. My practice focuses on helping youth learn how to cope with the stressors life brings them and to reach their potential.
(512) 601-4798 View (512) 601-4798
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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
Photo of Elaina D Whittenhall, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Lake Hills, TX
Elaina D Whittenhall
Licensed Professional Counselor, ATR-BC, LPC-AT, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
Waitlist for new clients
Do you ever feel like your actions don't make sense, and you don't know why you end up doing what you do and feeling how you feel? Like maybe YOU don't make sense? I have been there too, and I believe there are reasons behind what we believe and how we act. Part of my intention is to help you develop insight into your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, as well as to provide a safe space for you to feel whatever stirs inside of you. By paying attention to all of your experience, we can learn more about your inner process, begin to disentangle that process from self-judgment, and help you find meaning in your struggles and triumphs.
Do you ever feel like your actions don't make sense, and you don't know why you end up doing what you do and feeling how you feel? Like maybe YOU don't make sense? I have been there too, and I believe there are reasons behind what we believe and how we act. Part of my intention is to help you develop insight into your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, as well as to provide a safe space for you to feel whatever stirs inside of you. By paying attention to all of your experience, we can learn more about your inner process, begin to disentangle that process from self-judgment, and help you find meaning in your struggles and triumphs.
(512) 858-8867 View (512) 858-8867
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Jennifer Lyn Dunham
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, CHT
Verified Verified
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
Are you doing the same things over and over, expecting different results? Do the circumstances you face feel frustrating or overwhelming? Are you afraid things are never going to change? If you find yourself facing the same struggles repeatedly and you feel unhappy or unsatisfied, it may be time to consider a consultation with a professional. Seeking professional help is not a sign of weakness, but an assertion of your inner strength.
Are you doing the same things over and over, expecting different results? Do the circumstances you face feel frustrating or overwhelming? Are you afraid things are never going to change? If you find yourself facing the same struggles repeatedly and you feel unhappy or unsatisfied, it may be time to consider a consultation with a professional. Seeking professional help is not a sign of weakness, but an assertion of your inner strength.
(512) 710-1395 View (512) 710-1395
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Amy Thome
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
Waitlist for new clients
I am passionate about working with adolescents, young adults, & adults. I provide therapy for individuals who are experiencing challenges with anxiety, depression, life transitions, school, & relationships. I have had the unique opportunity to work with people of all ages in private practice, inpatient hospitals, and a juvenile detention center over the past 13 years. I have experience with assessments, IEP, 504's, & school advocacy. I use an integrative approach & strive to understand the person as a whole. I provide an environment that is collaborative, inclusive, supportive, & empowering.
I am passionate about working with adolescents, young adults, & adults. I provide therapy for individuals who are experiencing challenges with anxiety, depression, life transitions, school, & relationships. I have had the unique opportunity to work with people of all ages in private practice, inpatient hospitals, and a juvenile detention center over the past 13 years. I have experience with assessments, IEP, 504's, & school advocacy. I use an integrative approach & strive to understand the person as a whole. I provide an environment that is collaborative, inclusive, supportive, & empowering.
(512) 525-8718 View (512) 525-8718
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Vickie Schafer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
I work with those 16 years and older with a range of struggles, including adjustment to life stressors, anxiety, depression, and ADHD. I also have experience and am passionate about working with individuals and couples (including LGBTQ+) struggling to build/grow their families with assisted/3rd party reproduction (IUI, IVF, donor egg/sperm, gestational surrogacy) and/or adoption. My goal is to provide support throughout the pregnancy journey, including pregnancy loss, traumatic birth, NICU support, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. I am also skilled in helping parents manage challenges including sleep issues and tantrums.
I work with those 16 years and older with a range of struggles, including adjustment to life stressors, anxiety, depression, and ADHD. I also have experience and am passionate about working with individuals and couples (including LGBTQ+) struggling to build/grow their families with assisted/3rd party reproduction (IUI, IVF, donor egg/sperm, gestational surrogacy) and/or adoption. My goal is to provide support throughout the pregnancy journey, including pregnancy loss, traumatic birth, NICU support, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. I am also skilled in helping parents manage challenges including sleep issues and tantrums.
(737) 204-1811 View (737) 204-1811
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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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Stefanie Burke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
West Lake Hills, TX 78746  (Online Only)
It is so easy to feel overwhelmed and disconnected with life, especially in times like these. Without the proper mental health tools to tackle your issues, you may find yourself in a repetitive loop of the same old behavioral patterns. It can be scary and frustrating to feel stuck in life and you may wonder where you went wrong. It may feel daunting to reach out to a therapist, but know that my sessions are free of judgment and are a safe place to talk and problem solve. I believe you have most of the answers you need: I'm merely the facilitator to help you in your crisis.
It is so easy to feel overwhelmed and disconnected with life, especially in times like these. Without the proper mental health tools to tackle your issues, you may find yourself in a repetitive loop of the same old behavioral patterns. It can be scary and frustrating to feel stuck in life and you may wonder where you went wrong. It may feel daunting to reach out to a therapist, but know that my sessions are free of judgment and are a safe place to talk and problem solve. I believe you have most of the answers you need: I'm merely the facilitator to help you in your crisis.
(512) 982-0321 View (512) 982-0321

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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
74% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
68% Grief
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aetna
63% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
59% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in West Lake Hills, TX see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in West Lake Hills?

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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.