Therapists in Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT

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LaShawn Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT 84101  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Dr. LaShawn! I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Doctorate in Education. I believe life is our greatest teacher. My journey began with childhood dreams of helping others, rooted in my parents' healthcare work. Being the new kid in school taught me the power of listening and validation.
Hi, I’m Dr. LaShawn! I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Doctorate in Education. I believe life is our greatest teacher. My journey began with childhood dreams of helping others, rooted in my parents' healthcare work. Being the new kid in school taught me the power of listening and validation.
(385) 317-4074 View (385) 317-4074
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Hannah Joy Wankier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW
Verified
Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT 84101  (Online Only)
I approach each of my clients with non-judgement, humility and a belief that the client is the expert on their own lived experience. The client leads the way in their own treatment and I am there to provide a safe place to land for people experiencing life’s most difficult hurdles. In addition to working with the perinatal population, I am also passionate about supporting the queer community, those experiencing a faith crisis/transition, and those facing grief and loss of any kind. I've been trained in EMDR and see clients with a wide variety of traumas and challenging life situations.
I approach each of my clients with non-judgement, humility and a belief that the client is the expert on their own lived experience. The client leads the way in their own treatment and I am there to provide a safe place to land for people experiencing life’s most difficult hurdles. In addition to working with the perinatal population, I am also passionate about supporting the queer community, those experiencing a faith crisis/transition, and those facing grief and loss of any kind. I've been trained in EMDR and see clients with a wide variety of traumas and challenging life situations.
(801) 436-5040 View (801) 436-5040
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Ruthann Lambert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT 84101  (Online Only)
Life is a complex journey, and we all experience moments that overwhelm us. I create a safe space for authentic exploration and healing, helping you discover your best life. Your rapport with your therapist is crucial. I've overcome severe chronic trauma, anxiety, and depression through various therapies, inspiring me to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My empathetic approach values the quickest path to feeling better. In our sessions, we laugh, cry, and embrace vulnerability, celebrating the beautiful messiness of being human. I'm here to support you on this journey.
Life is a complex journey, and we all experience moments that overwhelm us. I create a safe space for authentic exploration and healing, helping you discover your best life. Your rapport with your therapist is crucial. I've overcome severe chronic trauma, anxiety, and depression through various therapies, inspiring me to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My empathetic approach values the quickest path to feeling better. In our sessions, we laugh, cry, and embrace vulnerability, celebrating the beautiful messiness of being human. I'm here to support you on this journey.
(385) 526-4727 View (385) 526-4727
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Austin Simpson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
My passion for psychology comes from the true joy and fulfillment of connecting with others. Psychological change can be hard and take on many forms, but we will work toward cultivating self-compassion, psychological flexibility, and resiliency, as well as develop actionable skills to specifically target your concerns. I largely draw from principles of mindfulness, neuroscience, and cognitive-behavioral therapies (ACT, CBT, DBT) and tailor my interventions based on the latest research in the mental health field.
My passion for psychology comes from the true joy and fulfillment of connecting with others. Psychological change can be hard and take on many forms, but we will work toward cultivating self-compassion, psychological flexibility, and resiliency, as well as develop actionable skills to specifically target your concerns. I largely draw from principles of mindfulness, neuroscience, and cognitive-behavioral therapies (ACT, CBT, DBT) and tailor my interventions based on the latest research in the mental health field.
(385) 462-0587 View (385) 462-0587
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Lisa Dickman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT 84101  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Lisa, an LCSW with over 20 years of experience spanning various mental health settings. I specialize in working with teens, young adults, adults, and moms, guiding them through personal growth.
Hi, I'm Lisa, an LCSW with over 20 years of experience spanning various mental health settings. I specialize in working with teens, young adults, adults, and moms, guiding them through personal growth.
(385) 393-1703 View (385) 393-1703
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Dr. Garyn Gulbranson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT 84101  (Online Only)
Dr. Garyn Gulbranson, a licensed Clinical Psychologist with 8+ years of experience, employs various therapies, including Dialectical and Behavioral Therapy. He earned a Psy.D. from Pacific University and completed post-doctoral training at Colorado State University's Health Network. As Director of Utah Tech University's Booth Wellness Center, he specializes in young and older adults, addressing identity, development, anxiety, depression, personality, family dynamics, and trauma.
Dr. Garyn Gulbranson, a licensed Clinical Psychologist with 8+ years of experience, employs various therapies, including Dialectical and Behavioral Therapy. He earned a Psy.D. from Pacific University and completed post-doctoral training at Colorado State University's Health Network. As Director of Utah Tech University's Booth Wellness Center, he specializes in young and older adults, addressing identity, development, anxiety, depression, personality, family dynamics, and trauma.
(385) 492-6428 View (385) 492-6428
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Jacquelin Hahn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT 84111  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping others make peace with their suffering and overall live a more grounded life. I work with individuals (adolescents to adults), couples and families. I love helping others find new meaning after trauma and grief, manage depression and anxiety, as well as help others build healthy self-esteem. I specialize in teaching tools to help others better communicate and repair relationships, heal attachment wounds, gain skills to set healthy boundaries, time manage, build a secure attachment, self-motivate, and adjust to life changes, including medical diagnosis, breakups/divorce, loss, and career changes.
I am passionate about helping others make peace with their suffering and overall live a more grounded life. I work with individuals (adolescents to adults), couples and families. I love helping others find new meaning after trauma and grief, manage depression and anxiety, as well as help others build healthy self-esteem. I specialize in teaching tools to help others better communicate and repair relationships, heal attachment wounds, gain skills to set healthy boundaries, time manage, build a secure attachment, self-motivate, and adjust to life changes, including medical diagnosis, breakups/divorce, loss, and career changes.
(385) 334-3466 View (385) 334-3466
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Steven Sorenson Ms
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT 84101  (Online Only)
A quote I like from Oliver Wendell Holmes- "The most important thing in this world is not so much where we stand, but in what direction we are moving". Life is something to be enjoyed, not just something to struggle through! I believe that finding our happiness and fulfillment is a skill, an "ability" that lies within each of us. I believe you possess the solutions to your problems and my job is to help you discover those solutions. I have a strong orientation in Brief Solution Focused Therapy, searching with you for solutions to your problems with a very positive, time sensitive and forward looking approach.
A quote I like from Oliver Wendell Holmes- "The most important thing in this world is not so much where we stand, but in what direction we are moving". Life is something to be enjoyed, not just something to struggle through! I believe that finding our happiness and fulfillment is a skill, an "ability" that lies within each of us. I believe you possess the solutions to your problems and my job is to help you discover those solutions. I have a strong orientation in Brief Solution Focused Therapy, searching with you for solutions to your problems with a very positive, time sensitive and forward looking approach.
(385) 246-0581 View (385) 246-0581
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Amber Lingard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 14 years of experience practicing in various settings and with various populations. I am dedicated to helping all clients feel support and comfort, even during their darkest times. I help clients to find peace, meaningful connections and purpose in their lives.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 14 years of experience practicing in various settings and with various populations. I am dedicated to helping all clients feel support and comfort, even during their darkest times. I help clients to find peace, meaningful connections and purpose in their lives.
(385) 786-8165 View (385) 786-8165
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Dr. Cameron John
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT 84101  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Cameron, I am a licensed psychologist in the state of Utah. I view the therapeutic process as collaborative, strength-based, operating from a place of care, and helping others on their journey. I find that engaging with you in the therapy process, utilizing evidenced-based practices, is rewarding. I am fascinated with finding the possibilities that exist in life, often revealed through the challenges we face. I earned a Ph.D. at the University of Arizona.
Hi, my name is Cameron, I am a licensed psychologist in the state of Utah. I view the therapeutic process as collaborative, strength-based, operating from a place of care, and helping others on their journey. I find that engaging with you in the therapy process, utilizing evidenced-based practices, is rewarding. I am fascinated with finding the possibilities that exist in life, often revealed through the challenges we face. I earned a Ph.D. at the University of Arizona.
(385) 406-2365 View (385) 406-2365
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Dr. Ami Owen
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CCTP
Verified
Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Dr. Ami Owen received her undergraduate degree in Social Science and a minor in Psychology. She received her Master’s in General Family Therapy with an advanced emphasis on families and trauma. Dr. Owen also received a Doctorate in Counseling and is a Clinically Certified Trauma Professional. She is licensed in UT, ID, WA, AZ, TX, FL, CA, and is a nationally approved supervisor through the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT). She takes delight in mentoring therapists on the complexities of family systems and consults with providers across the country to improve systems approaches.
Dr. Ami Owen received her undergraduate degree in Social Science and a minor in Psychology. She received her Master’s in General Family Therapy with an advanced emphasis on families and trauma. Dr. Owen also received a Doctorate in Counseling and is a Clinically Certified Trauma Professional. She is licensed in UT, ID, WA, AZ, TX, FL, CA, and is a nationally approved supervisor through the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT). She takes delight in mentoring therapists on the complexities of family systems and consults with providers across the country to improve systems approaches.
(385) 485-5601 View (385) 485-5601
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Faye Pilcher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT 84101  (Online Only)
Faye, a licensed therapist with 8 years of experience, specializes in grief, loss, and adoption issues. Her focus extends to family and adult mental health care, often incorporating spirituality, strength, and solutions. Faye excels in helping individuals navigate religious questions. She's adept at resolving complex family dynamics, offering structured or client-led therapy. With 15+ years in substance treatment, clients find her approachable and adaptable.
Faye, a licensed therapist with 8 years of experience, specializes in grief, loss, and adoption issues. Her focus extends to family and adult mental health care, often incorporating spirituality, strength, and solutions. Faye excels in helping individuals navigate religious questions. She's adept at resolving complex family dynamics, offering structured or client-led therapy. With 15+ years in substance treatment, clients find her approachable and adaptable.
(385) 469-3150 View (385) 469-3150
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Alyson Gardner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Alyson Gardner, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with a Bachelors in Social Work, minor in Sociology from Weber State University. She received her Masters of Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX. Alyson specializes in assessment and research based therapies. Her work specializes in all family issues across the board, with extensive knowledge and training with ADHD, anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, ODD, PTSD, trauma and personality disorders. Has worked for 6+ years with children and adults on the autism spectrum and families.
Alyson Gardner, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with a Bachelors in Social Work, minor in Sociology from Weber State University. She received her Masters of Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX. Alyson specializes in assessment and research based therapies. Her work specializes in all family issues across the board, with extensive knowledge and training with ADHD, anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, ODD, PTSD, trauma and personality disorders. Has worked for 6+ years with children and adults on the autism spectrum and families.
(385) 469-6105 View (385) 469-6105
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Stephanie Chamberlain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT 84101  (Online Only)
Are you overwhelmed by all the responsibilities you have on your plate, do you feel scattered, or do you always feel three steps behind? Do you find yourself worrying excessively and struggle to rein it in? Maybe you are a parent and struggling to balance caring for your children, working, and caring for yourself? Whether you are struggling with challenges around anxiety, depression, parenting struggles, ADHD, relationship issues, or trauma I can help you. I would work with you to identify the root causes of your struggles and give you the tools necessary to grow beyond these challenges.
Are you overwhelmed by all the responsibilities you have on your plate, do you feel scattered, or do you always feel three steps behind? Do you find yourself worrying excessively and struggle to rein it in? Maybe you are a parent and struggling to balance caring for your children, working, and caring for yourself? Whether you are struggling with challenges around anxiety, depression, parenting struggles, ADHD, relationship issues, or trauma I can help you. I would work with you to identify the root causes of your struggles and give you the tools necessary to grow beyond these challenges.
(385) 469-0635 View (385) 469-0635
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Jay Snyder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
As interesting of a person as I might be, within therapy you are the focus. I am here to assist you. Within sessions I support your growth, your learning, your clarity. Sessions often include some humor, humility (because we are all learning and growing when it comes to life), perspective taking and practicing being okay while sorting things out.
As interesting of a person as I might be, within therapy you are the focus. I am here to assist you. Within sessions I support your growth, your learning, your clarity. Sessions often include some humor, humility (because we are all learning and growing when it comes to life), perspective taking and practicing being okay while sorting things out.
(385) 526-5295 View (385) 526-5295
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Aspen Ridge Mental Health Therapy Clinic
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT 84101  (Online Only)
We take most commercial insurance! ARMH (formerly known as Colorado Therapy and Assessment Center) is a group practice that started in Denver, Colorado and has expanded to Utah! At Aspen Ridge Mental Health, we provide the highest quality services for your mental health needs. We are a premier outpatient treatment center specializing in general mental health. ARMH provides compassionate, personalized care for a wide variety of concerns. Our team is comprised of dedicated, caring providers who are highly-skilled experts in their areas of specialization.
We take most commercial insurance! ARMH (formerly known as Colorado Therapy and Assessment Center) is a group practice that started in Denver, Colorado and has expanded to Utah! At Aspen Ridge Mental Health, we provide the highest quality services for your mental health needs. We are a premier outpatient treatment center specializing in general mental health. ARMH provides compassionate, personalized care for a wide variety of concerns. Our team is comprised of dedicated, caring providers who are highly-skilled experts in their areas of specialization.
(385) 437-6518 View (385) 437-6518
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Compass Rose Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , PMH-C
Verified
Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
My therapeutic approach is rooted in the idea that an egalitarian relationship between client and therapist can empower clients by increasing their confidence and developing insights about how social roles and forces impact their life. Whether it is your first time seeking counseling or you are returning to the work, my role is to serve as a guide on your journey to wellness. With over 15 years of clinical experience, I guide my clients every step of the way and implement various methods to help them develop new attitudes towards all of life’s most complex matters.
My therapeutic approach is rooted in the idea that an egalitarian relationship between client and therapist can empower clients by increasing their confidence and developing insights about how social roles and forces impact their life. Whether it is your first time seeking counseling or you are returning to the work, my role is to serve as a guide on your journey to wellness. With over 15 years of clinical experience, I guide my clients every step of the way and implement various methods to help them develop new attitudes towards all of life’s most complex matters.
(801) 413-7838 View (801) 413-7838
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Andy Johnston
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, MDiv
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Therapy is one part of my vocation as a healer. In individual therapy, I help people discover their most authentic self, with all their compassion, strength, resilience and joy.  We accomplish this by transforming problematic emotional patterns (traumas) and replacing limiting ideas or beliefs. We also focus on developing new capacities that you need to live the life you want.  In relationship therapy, I help couples heal and deepen their sense of connection through the research-validated approach of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
Therapy is one part of my vocation as a healer. In individual therapy, I help people discover their most authentic self, with all their compassion, strength, resilience and joy.  We accomplish this by transforming problematic emotional patterns (traumas) and replacing limiting ideas or beliefs. We also focus on developing new capacities that you need to live the life you want.  In relationship therapy, I help couples heal and deepen their sense of connection through the research-validated approach of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
(385) 284-7244 View (385) 284-7244
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Jarad Ringer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT 84101  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Jarad Ringer, LCSW, received his BA in Political Science from Rutgers University in 1999 and his MS in Social Work from Columbia University in 2002. Jarad’s areas of expertise include co-occurring disorders (mental illness and addiction), LGBTQ specific mental illness and substance use, crisis work/suicide prevention, harm reduction and medication assisted treatment (MAT), along with trauma/anti-violence work (institutional violence, ipv sexual violence, and identity-based violence), anti-racism/anti-oppression work, spectrum of intimate relationships (polyamory, non-mongagomous relationships, etc) and those engaged in the sex trade
Jarad Ringer, LCSW, received his BA in Political Science from Rutgers University in 1999 and his MS in Social Work from Columbia University in 2002. Jarad’s areas of expertise include co-occurring disorders (mental illness and addiction), LGBTQ specific mental illness and substance use, crisis work/suicide prevention, harm reduction and medication assisted treatment (MAT), along with trauma/anti-violence work (institutional violence, ipv sexual violence, and identity-based violence), anti-racism/anti-oppression work, spectrum of intimate relationships (polyamory, non-mongagomous relationships, etc) and those engaged in the sex trade
(385) 786-8413 View (385) 786-8413
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Chris Hawk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT 84101  (Online Only)
My name is Chris Hawk, and I have been a licensed clinical social worker for over 15 years. I earned my Masters in Social Work from the University of Denver My work has focused on supporting individuals, families and young adults, working through relationships, struggling with identity, anxiety, depression, coping skills, chemical dependency, complex family issues, and personal/interpersonal challenges. Each person is in a unique place in their life, which presents a complex set of challenges to navigate. Often times, those challenges and the path to addressing them may not be clear.
My name is Chris Hawk, and I have been a licensed clinical social worker for over 15 years. I earned my Masters in Social Work from the University of Denver My work has focused on supporting individuals, families and young adults, working through relationships, struggling with identity, anxiety, depression, coping skills, chemical dependency, complex family issues, and personal/interpersonal challenges. Each person is in a unique place in their life, which presents a complex set of challenges to navigate. Often times, those challenges and the path to addressing them may not be clear.
(385) 899-2584 View (385) 899-2584

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Number of Therapists in Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT

200+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
73% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress
60% Relationship Issues
60% Grief
60% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
62% SelectHealth

How Therapists in Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT see their clients

53% In Person and Online
47% Online Only

Gender breakdown

68% Female
30% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Downtown, Salt Lake City?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.