Therapists in Murray, UT

Photo of Josie Giles, Pre-Licensed Professional in Murray, UT
Josie Giles
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Murray, UT 84123
Need therapy, but can't afford the normal rates? I have fantastic rates! Are you struggling to enjoy anything? You want to enjoy life, but you just can't. Is your sense of self being trampled by expectations or stress? You want to live more purposefully. Does anxiety or depression plague your waking hours and restless nights? You crave a sense of calmness and yearn for skills to cope with daily challenges. Starting therapy is a solid 1st step in achieving the change you desire. I can help you develop coping skills and gently guide you in identifying your strengths, struggles, & thinking errors. I can guide you to find hope again.
Need therapy, but can't afford the normal rates? I have fantastic rates! Are you struggling to enjoy anything? You want to enjoy life, but you just can't. Is your sense of self being trampled by expectations or stress? You want to live more purposefully. Does anxiety or depression plague your waking hours and restless nights? You crave a sense of calmness and yearn for skills to cope with daily challenges. Starting therapy is a solid 1st step in achieving the change you desire. I can help you develop coping skills and gently guide you in identifying your strengths, struggles, & thinking errors. I can guide you to find hope again.
(385) 213-0661 View (385) 213-0661
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Dax Johnson
Pre-Licensed Professional, CMHC-I
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Murray, UT 84107
Hey, I'm Dax Johnson, and I am currently accepting new clients. Every time you come in, you can expect to be greeted warmly with unconditional regard. I enjoy being easygoing with a desire to focus on connecting with you, encouraging you, and helping you. You want someone to help you figure out who you really are at your core, what you believe about yourself, others, and the world around you, and why you do the things you do. As an intern, I aim to provide you with the best care I can based on the support from the decades of experience of my professors, supervisor, and my university's library of empirically researched materials.
Hey, I'm Dax Johnson, and I am currently accepting new clients. Every time you come in, you can expect to be greeted warmly with unconditional regard. I enjoy being easygoing with a desire to focus on connecting with you, encouraging you, and helping you. You want someone to help you figure out who you really are at your core, what you believe about yourself, others, and the world around you, and why you do the things you do. As an intern, I aim to provide you with the best care I can based on the support from the decades of experience of my professors, supervisor, and my university's library of empirically researched materials.
(385) 396-4504 View (385) 396-4504
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Brenda Dowse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Murray, UT 84121
Not accepting new clients
As a clinician with over 20 years of experience in social work, I help humans of all ages not only dream about healing but do it! An ideal client is as young as four years old up to ninety-nine years old. My creative approach to the work of healing is a mixed skill set that includes trauma-informed care. The intent will be to hold a light for you, as you walk your path. Walking your path is a journey I respect and honor. Providing a safe space for you is of the utmost importance to me!
As a clinician with over 20 years of experience in social work, I help humans of all ages not only dream about healing but do it! An ideal client is as young as four years old up to ninety-nine years old. My creative approach to the work of healing is a mixed skill set that includes trauma-informed care. The intent will be to hold a light for you, as you walk your path. Walking your path is a journey I respect and honor. Providing a safe space for you is of the utmost importance to me!
(385) 399-1579 View (385) 399-1579
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Stacy Fenton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Murray, UT 84107
It is so hard to watch someone you care about suffering. You want to get them back to feeling like themselves again. Your child, teen, or young adult will receive expert guidance and support as they face the challenges of trauma, depression, and anxiety. This hard time they are going through right now will not define them.
It is so hard to watch someone you care about suffering. You want to get them back to feeling like themselves again. Your child, teen, or young adult will receive expert guidance and support as they face the challenges of trauma, depression, and anxiety. This hard time they are going through right now will not define them.
(385) 396-4094 View (385) 396-4094
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Jaime Bringhurst
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Murray, UT 84107
The human spirit is resilient! The past does not need to dictate your future. I take a client centered approach at meeting your goals! Wether you are healing through a past traumatic experience or are just tired of feeling down or without direction, I look forward to partnering with you on your individualized healing journey.
The human spirit is resilient! The past does not need to dictate your future. I take a client centered approach at meeting your goals! Wether you are healing through a past traumatic experience or are just tired of feeling down or without direction, I look forward to partnering with you on your individualized healing journey.
(385) 304-3575 View (385) 304-3575
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Douglas Hatch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Murray, UT 84107
I specialize in evidence-based therapy methods such as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. My approach is rooted in these proven methodologies, which I tailor to each client's unique needs and goals.
I specialize in evidence-based therapy methods such as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. My approach is rooted in these proven methodologies, which I tailor to each client's unique needs and goals.
(385) 526-7210 View (385) 526-7210
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Ron J Llewelyn
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Murray, UT 84107
I'm basically a down-to-earth, laid-back Psychologist that's easy to talk to and believes that you are the expert on yourself. I like to set a relaxed atmosphere; one where it's okay to get into deep material, but also laugh and enjoy our time together. Together we can work to untangle the anxiety, depression, and/or trauma of life and bring about hope for a brighter future. I like to spend the full 60 min with my people; thus, I am going back to back with little time for a break. As such, I rely heavily on my support people to help with emails and phone calls.
I'm basically a down-to-earth, laid-back Psychologist that's easy to talk to and believes that you are the expert on yourself. I like to set a relaxed atmosphere; one where it's okay to get into deep material, but also laugh and enjoy our time together. Together we can work to untangle the anxiety, depression, and/or trauma of life and bring about hope for a brighter future. I like to spend the full 60 min with my people; thus, I am going back to back with little time for a break. As such, I rely heavily on my support people to help with emails and phone calls.
(801) 921-7854 View (801) 921-7854
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Gail Hilton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Murray, UT 84121
Graduated 1978 from the U of U. Have many years of experience with all types of mental illness and substance abuse. I see patients from age 16 to older adult. I am an eclectic type of therapist that tailors the treatment modality to the patient and their history and current level of functioning. I use breathing, meditation and relaxation modalities. I I like to do couples counseling and family counseling.. I have worked a lot with depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders and general maladaptive behaviors including perpetrators of sexual abuse. I am in the process of honing my skills with gender identity disorders.
Graduated 1978 from the U of U. Have many years of experience with all types of mental illness and substance abuse. I see patients from age 16 to older adult. I am an eclectic type of therapist that tailors the treatment modality to the patient and their history and current level of functioning. I use breathing, meditation and relaxation modalities. I I like to do couples counseling and family counseling.. I have worked a lot with depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders and general maladaptive behaviors including perpetrators of sexual abuse. I am in the process of honing my skills with gender identity disorders.
(385) 213-6039 View (385) 213-6039
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Drew Vernick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Murray, UT 84107
Along my career in human services that started in 2017 as a volunteer at a psychiatric hospital, I developed a passion for psychotherapy, emphasizing existential and spiritual components. Having an undergraduate in philosophy, where I received education on world religion, spirituality, and the fundamental questions of reality. I poineered a blend of interpersonal talk therapy, mindfulness, and meditative sound therapy that helps individuals transcend the narratives that have kept them stuck in recurring maladaptive patterns.
Along my career in human services that started in 2017 as a volunteer at a psychiatric hospital, I developed a passion for psychotherapy, emphasizing existential and spiritual components. Having an undergraduate in philosophy, where I received education on world religion, spirituality, and the fundamental questions of reality. I poineered a blend of interpersonal talk therapy, mindfulness, and meditative sound therapy that helps individuals transcend the narratives that have kept them stuck in recurring maladaptive patterns.
(385) 263-1806 View (385) 263-1806
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Brinlee Benard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Murray, UT 84121
Brinlee Benard is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Utah who has been practicing since 2017. Brinlee has worked with children and families in an intensive day treatment program working with kids/adolescents suffering from depression, anxiety, mood disorders, attachment disorders, conduct disorders, and trauma. She worked with these clients and their families as well as helped run group therapy sessions. Brinlee has also worked in outpatient for a few years working with kids and adolescents. She uses a lot of play therapy, CBT, and ART when working with clients.
Brinlee Benard is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Utah who has been practicing since 2017. Brinlee has worked with children and families in an intensive day treatment program working with kids/adolescents suffering from depression, anxiety, mood disorders, attachment disorders, conduct disorders, and trauma. She worked with these clients and their families as well as helped run group therapy sessions. Brinlee has also worked in outpatient for a few years working with kids and adolescents. She uses a lot of play therapy, CBT, and ART when working with clients.
(385) 787-6278 View (385) 787-6278
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Dawn K Dickinson
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Murray, UT 84121
Dawn K. Dickinson is an Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Utah who has been practicing since 2017. She holds a Bachelor's degree, two Master's degrees, and post-grad certificates. Dawn practices therapy through the lens of the whole person"”addressing various abilities and disabilities, be they physical, mental, developmental, or cognitive. She and the client dive into mental health challenges alongside other concerns such as relationships, substance use, medical disabilities, eating disorders, stress in the workplace, family systems, religious trauma, grief, and life transitions.
Dawn K. Dickinson is an Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Utah who has been practicing since 2017. She holds a Bachelor's degree, two Master's degrees, and post-grad certificates. Dawn practices therapy through the lens of the whole person"”addressing various abilities and disabilities, be they physical, mental, developmental, or cognitive. She and the client dive into mental health challenges alongside other concerns such as relationships, substance use, medical disabilities, eating disorders, stress in the workplace, family systems, religious trauma, grief, and life transitions.
(385) 481-7002 View (385) 481-7002
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Brianna Leavitt
LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Murray, UT 84107
Waitlist for new clients
Ever felt stuck, held back by anxiety, depression, or addictive patterns? Ready to empower yourself, embrace self-acceptance, and boost self-esteem? Imagine what it might be like to transform your life, well-being, and relationships. Exploring our past unveils the path to overcome life's hurdles, so that we can propel ourselves forward. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I've guided many of my clients to thrive and find peace in their life by gaining a deeper understanding of themselves. Let's navigate the way forward together – reaching out is your first step to a brighter, more fulfilled life.
Ever felt stuck, held back by anxiety, depression, or addictive patterns? Ready to empower yourself, embrace self-acceptance, and boost self-esteem? Imagine what it might be like to transform your life, well-being, and relationships. Exploring our past unveils the path to overcome life's hurdles, so that we can propel ourselves forward. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I've guided many of my clients to thrive and find peace in their life by gaining a deeper understanding of themselves. Let's navigate the way forward together – reaching out is your first step to a brighter, more fulfilled life.
(385) 399-1415 View (385) 399-1415
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Tess Ipolito
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW
Verified Verified
Murray, UT 84107
Originally from New York, Tess has landed in Utah after years of dedication to environmental and social justice work globally. She has worked extensively with adolescents, young adults, and families in experiential and recreational therapy. She specializes in life transitions and development of Self, and works with a wide array of unique clientele experiencing issues including but not limited to anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, disordered eating, body image issues, sexual health and fulfillment, attachment issues, oppositional defiant disorder, family and relationship dynamics, and chronic stress, pain, and illness.
Originally from New York, Tess has landed in Utah after years of dedication to environmental and social justice work globally. She has worked extensively with adolescents, young adults, and families in experiential and recreational therapy. She specializes in life transitions and development of Self, and works with a wide array of unique clientele experiencing issues including but not limited to anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, disordered eating, body image issues, sexual health and fulfillment, attachment issues, oppositional defiant disorder, family and relationship dynamics, and chronic stress, pain, and illness.
(385) 330-4826 View (385) 330-4826
Photo of Maegan Lambert, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Murray, UT
Maegan Lambert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW
Verified Verified
Murray, UT 84121
I specialize in working with pre-teens, adolescents and adults in treating trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and grief and loss. I also work with individuals experiencing difficult life transitions, LGBTQ+ concerns, and self esteem issues. To provide a sense of calm and clarity, I incorporate mindfulness, yoga, somatic awareness and guided meditation in session when desired. I appreciate the interdependence of human nature and our need for connection to heal, grow and flourish. My hope is to support clients in deepening their connection with self, others, nature and the world.
I specialize in working with pre-teens, adolescents and adults in treating trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and grief and loss. I also work with individuals experiencing difficult life transitions, LGBTQ+ concerns, and self esteem issues. To provide a sense of calm and clarity, I incorporate mindfulness, yoga, somatic awareness and guided meditation in session when desired. I appreciate the interdependence of human nature and our need for connection to heal, grow and flourish. My hope is to support clients in deepening their connection with self, others, nature and the world.
(385) 644-9069 View (385) 644-9069
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Regina Gulick
Counselor, CMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Murray, UT 84107
I believe healing is a process; with each layer you shed through healing, your values will shift and grow. I work with individuals, 8 years old and up are feeling a sense of stuckness but are not sure where it lives. We will take what you already know about yourself, even if it’s just a bit, and dive into where you seek to go. The clients I work with are eager to make shifts in their life, crave feedback and support, while knowing that change can be a slow process. The goal for each person I work with is that you begin to understand the places in your life where you can live more fully.
I believe healing is a process; with each layer you shed through healing, your values will shift and grow. I work with individuals, 8 years old and up are feeling a sense of stuckness but are not sure where it lives. We will take what you already know about yourself, even if it’s just a bit, and dive into where you seek to go. The clients I work with are eager to make shifts in their life, crave feedback and support, while knowing that change can be a slow process. The goal for each person I work with is that you begin to understand the places in your life where you can live more fully.
(385) 442-9027 View (385) 442-9027
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Kyle Kone
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT, CPAT
Verified Verified
Murray, UT 84107
Hello, welcome to a friendly, supportive, and personalized space, where you and I can intentionally show up for and tend to what is happening in life right now. This is a space to co-create an environment to nurture your mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Together, we can distinguish between what in your life may be helpful to keep versus what may be helpful to discard. There may be some things that are normal and common to your life that do not support you and your path of health and wellbeing. From there, we can give space to what is emerging in you that wants to be seen, heard, and come alive.
Hello, welcome to a friendly, supportive, and personalized space, where you and I can intentionally show up for and tend to what is happening in life right now. This is a space to co-create an environment to nurture your mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Together, we can distinguish between what in your life may be helpful to keep versus what may be helpful to discard. There may be some things that are normal and common to your life that do not support you and your path of health and wellbeing. From there, we can give space to what is emerging in you that wants to be seen, heard, and come alive.
(801) 509-9761 View (801) 509-9761
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Keondra Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Murray, UT 84107
Hello and Welcome! My name is Keondra; I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Salt Lake City, Utah. My private practice offers virtual therapy sessions to individuals, couples, and families seeking guidance and healing. I specialize in supporting women who feel lonely, isolated, misunderstood, and stressed from issues related to divorce, life transitions, racial identity, racism/oppression, parenting struggles, relationship problems, trauma, and just being a woman in today's society.
Hello and Welcome! My name is Keondra; I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Salt Lake City, Utah. My private practice offers virtual therapy sessions to individuals, couples, and families seeking guidance and healing. I specialize in supporting women who feel lonely, isolated, misunderstood, and stressed from issues related to divorce, life transitions, racial identity, racism/oppression, parenting struggles, relationship problems, trauma, and just being a woman in today's society.
(385) 503-4020 View (385) 503-4020
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McKenna Thorup
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSWI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Murray, UT 84107
“We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.” Brene' Brown. As a child, I experienced severe anxiety that negatively impacted my life. It felt hopeless and all-consuming. With the help of a good clinician, I learned how to cope with my emotions. Finding peace that had been missing was life-changing. I realized how important it is to have the support of a good clinician. I am honored to now be a clinician because people go through so much, and no one should do it alone. I love to learn about what you enjoy in your spare time, the people most important to you, as well as what you dream and are passionate about.
“We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.” Brene' Brown. As a child, I experienced severe anxiety that negatively impacted my life. It felt hopeless and all-consuming. With the help of a good clinician, I learned how to cope with my emotions. Finding peace that had been missing was life-changing. I realized how important it is to have the support of a good clinician. I am honored to now be a clinician because people go through so much, and no one should do it alone. I love to learn about what you enjoy in your spare time, the people most important to you, as well as what you dream and are passionate about.
(385) 304-4183 x104 View (385) 304-4183 x104
Photo of Debi Gilmore, Marriage & Family Therapist in Murray, UT
Debi Gilmore
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMFT, LMFT, CEFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Murray, UT 84107
Is your present relationship complicated and sometimes painful? Are you experiencing loneliness, anxiety, and discouragement? Committing to someone requires courage and vulnerability. It is normal for couples to get stuck in negative patterns, which causes personal pain and disconnection. I love working with couples, families, and individuals applying the principles of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). EFT can help you understand how to heal your relationship and find lasting connection. I would love to offer you tools to successfully achieve greater hope, personal growth, and greater self confidence. Call 385-777-6357 today.
Is your present relationship complicated and sometimes painful? Are you experiencing loneliness, anxiety, and discouragement? Committing to someone requires courage and vulnerability. It is normal for couples to get stuck in negative patterns, which causes personal pain and disconnection. I love working with couples, families, and individuals applying the principles of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). EFT can help you understand how to heal your relationship and find lasting connection. I would love to offer you tools to successfully achieve greater hope, personal growth, and greater self confidence. Call 385-777-6357 today.
(801) 326-4233 View (801) 326-4233
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Dawn K Dickinson
Counselor, MA, CRC, ACMHC
Verified Verified
Murray, UT 84121
Welcome to a supportive space where you can explore your thoughts & emotions. I work with young adults (ages 18-34) & women in midlife (35-50ish), blending therapeutic approaches including Internal Family Systems (IFS) to explore the complexities of your mental wellness. Together, we'll navigate your inner world, working to be grounded in the present moment. We'll nurture your holistic well-being – mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually – embracing the entirety of who you are, including your strengths, vulnerabilities, and everything in between. I prefer in-person sessions in my Murray office.
Welcome to a supportive space where you can explore your thoughts & emotions. I work with young adults (ages 18-34) & women in midlife (35-50ish), blending therapeutic approaches including Internal Family Systems (IFS) to explore the complexities of your mental wellness. Together, we'll navigate your inner world, working to be grounded in the present moment. We'll nurture your holistic well-being – mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually – embracing the entirety of who you are, including your strengths, vulnerabilities, and everything in between. I prefer in-person sessions in my Murray office.
(385) 475-4460 View (385) 475-4460

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Murray, UT

200+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Murray, UT who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
87% Depression
80% Trauma and PTSD
72% Relationship Issues
70% Self Esteem
64% Coping Skills
63% Grief

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% SelectHealth
69% EMI Health
66% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Murray, UT see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
24% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Murray?

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.