Therapists in Lehi, UT

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Demetrius Romero
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
Lehi, UT 84043
Seeking help can be hard for anyone so I know this can be a vulnerable experience for you. I am here to help serve others and create an environment so you can become the best version of yourself. I want to be an aid in your journey and provide you with the tools necessary to grow. Through this process we will approach your struggles in life with compassion, openness, understanding, and vulnerability. By doing so you will be able to develop the tools to create positive change in your life, while also building resilience to handle any adversity that you may face.
Seeking help can be hard for anyone so I know this can be a vulnerable experience for you. I am here to help serve others and create an environment so you can become the best version of yourself. I want to be an aid in your journey and provide you with the tools necessary to grow. Through this process we will approach your struggles in life with compassion, openness, understanding, and vulnerability. By doing so you will be able to develop the tools to create positive change in your life, while also building resilience to handle any adversity that you may face.
(385) 233-9328 View (385) 233-9328
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Adrienne Randall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lehi, UT 84043
Many people are finding that they are facing challenges that were unexpected. For many of us, continuing on without changing is likely to result in developing meaningless habits, alcohol/substance abuse, ignoring work/relationships, or engaging in self-sabotaging behaviors. Often times there are internal barriers, patterns, or ways of thinking that prevent us from making the changes in our lives. Through understanding our defenses and patterns of behavior, I believe therapy can help to assist in uncovering hope, insight, and develop new skills so you may move forward with passion and purpose.
Many people are finding that they are facing challenges that were unexpected. For many of us, continuing on without changing is likely to result in developing meaningless habits, alcohol/substance abuse, ignoring work/relationships, or engaging in self-sabotaging behaviors. Often times there are internal barriers, patterns, or ways of thinking that prevent us from making the changes in our lives. Through understanding our defenses and patterns of behavior, I believe therapy can help to assist in uncovering hope, insight, and develop new skills so you may move forward with passion and purpose.
(385) 396-5819 View (385) 396-5819
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Chantry Carter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lehi, UT 84043
Chantry has experience in a variety of fields, including acute mental health (i.e. Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, PTSD, etc.), anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA+ support, faith transitions, and substance abuse. Chantry is passionate about identity development, shame resilience, increasing self-compassion, and understanding and developing a healthy relationship with spirituality. He loves utilizing solution-focused and strength-based interventions to help clients become comfortable with themselves and work towards the life they want to have.
Chantry has experience in a variety of fields, including acute mental health (i.e. Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, PTSD, etc.), anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA+ support, faith transitions, and substance abuse. Chantry is passionate about identity development, shame resilience, increasing self-compassion, and understanding and developing a healthy relationship with spirituality. He loves utilizing solution-focused and strength-based interventions to help clients become comfortable with themselves and work towards the life they want to have.
(801) 896-9716 View (801) 896-9716
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Ben Reaves
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CMHC
Verified Verified
Lehi, UT 84043
Ben has over 20 years of experience working in the mental health space. He has worked with substance abuse programs at the state level, in psychiatric hospitals, and most recently at the Utah State Prison. Ben works with children, teens, and adults and uses a variety of skills and techniques to help the people he meets with be the best they can be. Some of his specialties include: CPT, DBT, EMDR, ACT, CBT, Polyvagal Therapy, and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy. When Ben isn't working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children.
Ben has over 20 years of experience working in the mental health space. He has worked with substance abuse programs at the state level, in psychiatric hospitals, and most recently at the Utah State Prison. Ben works with children, teens, and adults and uses a variety of skills and techniques to help the people he meets with be the best they can be. Some of his specialties include: CPT, DBT, EMDR, ACT, CBT, Polyvagal Therapy, and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy. When Ben isn't working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children.
(385) 526-2571 View (385) 526-2571
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Candas Elder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lehi, UT 84043
Candas Elder (CSW) has been working to enrich the lives of individuals since 2013. Through her comprehensive academic masters of social work program, Candas gained the knowledge and skills she has used to help hundreds of clients achieve their goals. Candas works with people through the lifespan. She loves to witness the positive progress of any client no matter their age: child, adolescent, or adult.
Candas Elder (CSW) has been working to enrich the lives of individuals since 2013. Through her comprehensive academic masters of social work program, Candas gained the knowledge and skills she has used to help hundreds of clients achieve their goals. Candas works with people through the lifespan. She loves to witness the positive progress of any client no matter their age: child, adolescent, or adult.
(385) 899-2715 View (385) 899-2715
Kim Millett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lehi, UT 84043
Whether you are looking for help with your child, your marriage, or your own personal healing, I am here to guide my clients as they find understanding, develop tools and skills, and facilitate their recovery. I am passionate about helping young people process their trauma through play therapy, and helping teens and adults with other research based tools and modalities. I am trained in: EMDR Therapy, ACT Therapy, IDS Therapy, EFT Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). I am also trained in Betrayal Trauma and Sexual Addiction therapy so that you can find healing as individuals and as a couple.
Whether you are looking for help with your child, your marriage, or your own personal healing, I am here to guide my clients as they find understanding, develop tools and skills, and facilitate their recovery. I am passionate about helping young people process their trauma through play therapy, and helping teens and adults with other research based tools and modalities. I am trained in: EMDR Therapy, ACT Therapy, IDS Therapy, EFT Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). I am also trained in Betrayal Trauma and Sexual Addiction therapy so that you can find healing as individuals and as a couple.
(801) 657-3675 View (801) 657-3675
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Brooke Bradley Bumgardner
Counselor, CMHC, RPT, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lehi, UT 84043
I became a therapist because I love connecting with others. I enjoy working with adults, teens, kids, parents, couples, and families. We all go through times in our life where we need help getting unstuck and moving through the feelings of anxiety and depression that hold us back. Whether it is changes in your life, grief, trauma, anxiety or depression, I want to help you find healing. As a Clinical Mental Health Therapist, I have the tools to help you get insight, new awareness and learn skills to help you make the changes you want and get closer to your goals.
I became a therapist because I love connecting with others. I enjoy working with adults, teens, kids, parents, couples, and families. We all go through times in our life where we need help getting unstuck and moving through the feelings of anxiety and depression that hold us back. Whether it is changes in your life, grief, trauma, anxiety or depression, I want to help you find healing. As a Clinical Mental Health Therapist, I have the tools to help you get insight, new awareness and learn skills to help you make the changes you want and get closer to your goals.
(385) 336-0140 View (385) 336-0140
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Lupine Counseling and Psychological Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lehi, UT 84043
Many individuals first come to my office feeling “stuck in the muck”, overwhelmed, burdened, hurt or alone, while others are seeking a witness to their pain and suffering, are in a state of immense life changes, or are experiencing challenges after surviving a traumatic event or a lifetime of traumatic exposure. No problem you are currently experiencing is too big. What is therapy like with me? I meet each individual, couple, or system where they are at, and do so with unconditional positive regard. You are the expert of you; as the therapist, I am here to learn and create a safe space for you to meet your unique therapy goals.
Many individuals first come to my office feeling “stuck in the muck”, overwhelmed, burdened, hurt or alone, while others are seeking a witness to their pain and suffering, are in a state of immense life changes, or are experiencing challenges after surviving a traumatic event or a lifetime of traumatic exposure. No problem you are currently experiencing is too big. What is therapy like with me? I meet each individual, couple, or system where they are at, and do so with unconditional positive regard. You are the expert of you; as the therapist, I am here to learn and create a safe space for you to meet your unique therapy goals.
(801) 893-9487 View (801) 893-9487
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Grant Helt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lehi, UT 84043
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in the treatment of unwanted sexual behaviors including sexual addiction, compulsive pornography use, infidelity, and affairs. I also work with partners experiencing betrayal trauma. My office offers individual and couples counseling as well as group support to facilitate healing. I am passionate about helping clients to overcome shame, regain confidence, and rebuild trust and connection. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), and utilize other trauma-informed interventions to help address core issues of shame, trauma, and limiting beliefs.
I specialize in the treatment of unwanted sexual behaviors including sexual addiction, compulsive pornography use, infidelity, and affairs. I also work with partners experiencing betrayal trauma. My office offers individual and couples counseling as well as group support to facilitate healing. I am passionate about helping clients to overcome shame, regain confidence, and rebuild trust and connection. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), and utilize other trauma-informed interventions to help address core issues of shame, trauma, and limiting beliefs.
(385) 402-8129 View (385) 402-8129
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Samantha Roundy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lehi, UT 84043
“While it is always best to believe in oneself, a little help from others can be a great blessing.” -Uncle Iroh (ATLA) I feel honored to be in a position where I am able to sit down with people and hear their experiences. I recognize it takes immense courage to choose to engage in the therapeutic process. I am here to hold a space for you to find authenticity, insight, and growth, wherever it takes you. I want to walk with you while you begin the work required for healing. I truly believe you are worthy of your own self-compassion, and I want to help you believe that for yourself.
“While it is always best to believe in oneself, a little help from others can be a great blessing.” -Uncle Iroh (ATLA) I feel honored to be in a position where I am able to sit down with people and hear their experiences. I recognize it takes immense courage to choose to engage in the therapeutic process. I am here to hold a space for you to find authenticity, insight, and growth, wherever it takes you. I want to walk with you while you begin the work required for healing. I truly believe you are worthy of your own self-compassion, and I want to help you believe that for yourself.
(385) 526-7370 x123 View (385) 526-7370 x123
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Ben H Smith
Pre-Licensed Professional, MMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lehi, UT 84043  (Online Only)
I work with individuals who are seriously committed to living fully. My practice primarily focuses on sexual addiction. If you struggle with sexual addiction, you need someone who understands it, been through it and has a plan for you. That's me! When one has cancer, they turn to the specialists in cancer. It is crucial that you let those who specialize in this disease help you through the many moving parts. I understand this addiction - it's my passion to help as many people as possible! Many of my clients are impacted by sexual addiction - I get it, and I'm here to help you or a loved one through the storms. (www.taylorlyman.com)
I work with individuals who are seriously committed to living fully. My practice primarily focuses on sexual addiction. If you struggle with sexual addiction, you need someone who understands it, been through it and has a plan for you. That's me! When one has cancer, they turn to the specialists in cancer. It is crucial that you let those who specialize in this disease help you through the many moving parts. I understand this addiction - it's my passion to help as many people as possible! Many of my clients are impacted by sexual addiction - I get it, and I'm here to help you or a loved one through the storms. (www.taylorlyman.com)
(385) 308-5099 View (385) 308-5099
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Alexa Sharpe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lehi, UT 84043
Hey there! I'm so glad you found me! I am a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in panic, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, PTSD, betrayal trauma, and sex-specific treatment. I am certified in EMDR, NOJOS (network of juveniles offending sexually) credentialed, and completed trainings for EFT (emotionally focused treatment) and trauma-informed care. My experience with No More Victims has also allowed me experience with victims of sexual abuse.
Hey there! I'm so glad you found me! I am a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in panic, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, PTSD, betrayal trauma, and sex-specific treatment. I am certified in EMDR, NOJOS (network of juveniles offending sexually) credentialed, and completed trainings for EFT (emotionally focused treatment) and trauma-informed care. My experience with No More Victims has also allowed me experience with victims of sexual abuse.
(385) 432-8467 View (385) 432-8467
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Lauren Wolfley
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lehi, UT 84043  (Online Only)
I work best with highly motivated individuals who are married and ready to take action to improve their relationships. I help couple's & individuals work on relational issues such as self-worth, emotional regulation, intimacy, trust, fears, communication, alignment, healing, and connection. My approach centers around my deep belief in your inherent value & potential as well as the authentic and open relationship that we build. This is the foundation that allows us to find your core struggles, innate strength, & optimal methods for healing & growth. I hope you find insight, hope, empowerment, & connection whenever we meet.
I work best with highly motivated individuals who are married and ready to take action to improve their relationships. I help couple's & individuals work on relational issues such as self-worth, emotional regulation, intimacy, trust, fears, communication, alignment, healing, and connection. My approach centers around my deep belief in your inherent value & potential as well as the authentic and open relationship that we build. This is the foundation that allows us to find your core struggles, innate strength, & optimal methods for healing & growth. I hope you find insight, hope, empowerment, & connection whenever we meet.
(801) 360-1542 View (801) 360-1542
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Alexa Sharpe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lehi, UT 84043
Hey there! I’m so glad you are seeking help and that you’ve found me! If you are here because you feel held back by circumstances and symptoms beyond your current control, you’ve found the right place. In my 5+ years of experience, I have seen great success in my clients as they learn to overcome panic, depression, anxiety, addiction, and other symptoms of their traumatic experiences. If you experience any of these struggles, it doesn’t have to stay that way!
Hey there! I’m so glad you are seeking help and that you’ve found me! If you are here because you feel held back by circumstances and symptoms beyond your current control, you’ve found the right place. In my 5+ years of experience, I have seen great success in my clients as they learn to overcome panic, depression, anxiety, addiction, and other symptoms of their traumatic experiences. If you experience any of these struggles, it doesn’t have to stay that way!
(385) 481-3862 View (385) 481-3862
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Tres P Hatch
Counselor, CMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Lehi, UT 84043
As humans, we learn to cope with unpleasant feelings and situations using our innate strengths. Despite doing our best those strategies are sometimes ineffective or unhelpful. The way we try to avoid pain may cause us distress and create problems that become hard-wired into our identity, and reduce our ability to function and connect fully with others. In a warm, supportive environment we can experience change as we embrace what we feel, become aware of our emotional patterns, and create internal harmony. My mission as a therapist is to help you cope think, and feel better using a wide range of empirically-based interventions.
As humans, we learn to cope with unpleasant feelings and situations using our innate strengths. Despite doing our best those strategies are sometimes ineffective or unhelpful. The way we try to avoid pain may cause us distress and create problems that become hard-wired into our identity, and reduce our ability to function and connect fully with others. In a warm, supportive environment we can experience change as we embrace what we feel, become aware of our emotional patterns, and create internal harmony. My mission as a therapist is to help you cope think, and feel better using a wide range of empirically-based interventions.
(385) 245-2648 View (385) 245-2648
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Nathan Black
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW
Verified Verified
Lehi, UT 84043
Nathan Black is a Certified Social Worker (CSW) therapist. He received his Master of Social Work and a Bachelor of Science- Family Studies emphasis from Utah Valley University. He enjoys works with a wide variety of age groups and populations. Nathan specializes in working with depression, anxiety and PTSD. Nathan enjoys helping clients overcome traumatic experiences that have negatively impacted them in order to improve their well-being now. Primarily, he enjoys implementing Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to help clients overcome negative effects of trauma or other negative experiences.
Nathan Black is a Certified Social Worker (CSW) therapist. He received his Master of Social Work and a Bachelor of Science- Family Studies emphasis from Utah Valley University. He enjoys works with a wide variety of age groups and populations. Nathan specializes in working with depression, anxiety and PTSD. Nathan enjoys helping clients overcome traumatic experiences that have negatively impacted them in order to improve their well-being now. Primarily, he enjoys implementing Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to help clients overcome negative effects of trauma or other negative experiences.
(385) 644-1390 View (385) 644-1390
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Samantha Lyons
Counselor, ACMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lehi, UT 84043
Waitlist for new clients
My approach to therapy is focused on building a safe, supportive and trusting relationship where we can work together. Therapy is a process of change based on insight, learning and trying new things with someone who will support you along the way. I am here to help you when you are ready.
My approach to therapy is focused on building a safe, supportive and trusting relationship where we can work together. Therapy is a process of change based on insight, learning and trying new things with someone who will support you along the way. I am here to help you when you are ready.
(801) 810-0163 View (801) 810-0163
Richard D Kirschner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Lehi, UT 84043
Not accepting new clients
When human beings of all ages experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel and for them to turn to substances for survival. My great passion is bringing the empowerment of healing to people who are suffering with addiction or are suffering due to having been through a traumatic/stressful experience (or both). I help my clients, who include Children and Adolescents, adults, couples and families, to lessen the impact of substances; by lessening there suffering, by helping them find and process their core issues, thus discovering and nurturing healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen
When human beings of all ages experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel and for them to turn to substances for survival. My great passion is bringing the empowerment of healing to people who are suffering with addiction or are suffering due to having been through a traumatic/stressful experience (or both). I help my clients, who include Children and Adolescents, adults, couples and families, to lessen the impact of substances; by lessening there suffering, by helping them find and process their core issues, thus discovering and nurturing healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen
(385) 220-7263 View (385) 220-7263
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Rachel Crook Lyon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Lehi, UT 84043
Not accepting new clients
My goal is to provide a safe environment for you to explore past concerns, current challenges, and future directions. Together, we will work on helping you realize that you have the resiliency and ability to overcome negative thoughts, problematic behavioral patterns, and emotional blocks. I use a range of techniques to help you most effectively achieve your goals. My general approach is cognitive-experiential and non-directive in nature, allowing you to explore your issues and find solutions without feeling pressured. I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
My goal is to provide a safe environment for you to explore past concerns, current challenges, and future directions. Together, we will work on helping you realize that you have the resiliency and ability to overcome negative thoughts, problematic behavioral patterns, and emotional blocks. I use a range of techniques to help you most effectively achieve your goals. My general approach is cognitive-experiential and non-directive in nature, allowing you to explore your issues and find solutions without feeling pressured. I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
(801) 903-2852 View (801) 903-2852
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Cyndy Garrison
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Lehi, UT 84043
I understand that when we meet for the first time you won’t be on your A game. That’s ok. I’m ready to give you and your family the benefit of the doubt and meet you right where you are at. I believe those things you may label as weakness or failure make sense in light of what you have been through. Don’t give up! Growth, change and healing are possible. I’ve experienced them in my own life, and I am privileged to watch them unfold in the lives of others every day.
I understand that when we meet for the first time you won’t be on your A game. That’s ok. I’m ready to give you and your family the benefit of the doubt and meet you right where you are at. I believe those things you may label as weakness or failure make sense in light of what you have been through. Don’t give up! Growth, change and healing are possible. I’ve experienced them in my own life, and I am privileged to watch them unfold in the lives of others every day.
(385) 220-8098 View (385) 220-8098

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Lehi, UT

400+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in Lehi, UT who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
77% Trauma and PTSD
74% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
63% Grief
63% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% SelectHealth
72% EMI Health
66% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Lehi, UT see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
29% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lehi?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.