Therapists in Santa Clara, UT

Photo of Lisa A Lee, MS, CMHC, EMDR, Counselor
Lisa A Lee
Counselor, MS, CMHC, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clara, UT 84765
I specialize in trauma, domestic abuse and addiction. I also help clients that struggle with depression, anxiety, relational issues and interpersonal struggles. I use a comprehensive, integrative approach to healing (EMDR) as well as CBT, DBT and Mindful practices.EMDR is a systematic process of healing that promotes emotional stability by helping to free the mind from past thoughts, memories and behaviors that are present in daily life. The mindful approach to emotional healing works through conscious change in perspective. Being consciously aware of unconscious thoughts helps in the process of change. This mindful practice changes how you view yourself and the world around you.
I specialize in trauma, domestic abuse and addiction. I also help clients that struggle with depression, anxiety, relational issues and interpersonal struggles. I use a comprehensive, integrative approach to healing (EMDR) as well as CBT, DBT and Mindful practices.EMDR is a systematic process of healing that promotes emotional stability by helping to free the mind from past thoughts, memories and behaviors that are present in daily life. The mindful approach to emotional healing works through conscious change in perspective. Being consciously aware of unconscious thoughts helps in the process of change. This mindful practice changes how you view yourself and the world around you.
(435) 210-6879 View (435) 210-6879
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Austin Kyle Elder
Psychologist, PhD, SPC
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, UT 84765
My current practice is focused on psychological evaluations only. Not doing therapy at this time. My education and experience is rooted in Attachment Theory with focus on displaced children and their caregivers. I have been actively involved in the assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder and other behavioral disorders (i.e. ADHD, ODD, Conduct Disorder) and mental health disorders (i.e. anxiety, depression, trauma related disorders, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder). I have focused on direct clinical services including psychological evaluations, individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, supervision, and consultation.
My current practice is focused on psychological evaluations only. Not doing therapy at this time. My education and experience is rooted in Attachment Theory with focus on displaced children and their caregivers. I have been actively involved in the assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder and other behavioral disorders (i.e. ADHD, ODD, Conduct Disorder) and mental health disorders (i.e. anxiety, depression, trauma related disorders, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder). I have focused on direct clinical services including psychological evaluations, individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, supervision, and consultation.
(435) 220-5801 View (435) 220-5801
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Integrated Counseling & Wellness
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Clara, UT 84765
I work specifically with persons that struggle with pain and dissatisfaction in their relationships. Adversity and conflict that will occur in your relationship must be managed. The arguing over simple issues like what Netflix movie to watch or the major trauma of an affair can wreak havoc in our love lives! I will help couples transform the pain into healing forces for good. Relationships served include the LGBT community. I can assist people in the journey to an integritous life. All ages served at Integrated Counseling & Wellness!
I work specifically with persons that struggle with pain and dissatisfaction in their relationships. Adversity and conflict that will occur in your relationship must be managed. The arguing over simple issues like what Netflix movie to watch or the major trauma of an affair can wreak havoc in our love lives! I will help couples transform the pain into healing forces for good. Relationships served include the LGBT community. I can assist people in the journey to an integritous life. All ages served at Integrated Counseling & Wellness!
(435) 562-1009 View (435) 562-1009
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Nancy Angle Jenkins
Counselor, PhD, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Clara, UT 84765
Waitlist for new clients
My specialties: family dysfunction, individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, addictive behaviors, or those struggling with parenting challenges. I am passionate about helping those who struggle with feelings of low self worth, feeling insecure, or those who struggle to manage life successfully. I work to help individuals find answers to their challenges.
My specialties: family dysfunction, individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, addictive behaviors, or those struggling with parenting challenges. I am passionate about helping those who struggle with feelings of low self worth, feeling insecure, or those who struggle to manage life successfully. I work to help individuals find answers to their challenges.
(435) 659-3893 View (435) 659-3893
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Chris Aaron Bagby
Counselor, CMHC
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, UT 84765
My ideal client is someone who is looking to be understood and treated with the greatest of respect. When working with clients it must be a joint journey in which both will learn and grow. My belief is that you are the expert on you. I am along on the journey to help you see what you want to see and believe it to be right by your perception. I am a narrator invited by you to offer help in a non judgmental safe environment. A place you can get the support you have always looked for.
My ideal client is someone who is looking to be understood and treated with the greatest of respect. When working with clients it must be a joint journey in which both will learn and grow. My belief is that you are the expert on you. I am along on the journey to help you see what you want to see and believe it to be right by your perception. I am a narrator invited by you to offer help in a non judgmental safe environment. A place you can get the support you have always looked for.
(435) 236-3745 View (435) 236-3745
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Iuri T Melo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clara, UT 84765
Therapy is about getting positive outcomes. iuri has won the coveted "BEST OF SOUTHERN UTAH" award, and is the highest rated therapist in St. George, with over 80 five star reviews. He is the published author of "Mind Over Grey Matter," and "Know Thy Selfie," a national best seller for adolescents. iuri specializes in treating Anxiety related disorders (Panic, OCD), Depression, & Trauma. iuri's proven approach will increase your psychological knowledge and your emotional resilience. iuri's sophisticated, fresh, and friendly approach will help you feel immediately safe, understood, confident, and hopeful.
Therapy is about getting positive outcomes. iuri has won the coveted "BEST OF SOUTHERN UTAH" award, and is the highest rated therapist in St. George, with over 80 five star reviews. He is the published author of "Mind Over Grey Matter," and "Know Thy Selfie," a national best seller for adolescents. iuri specializes in treating Anxiety related disorders (Panic, OCD), Depression, & Trauma. iuri's proven approach will increase your psychological knowledge and your emotional resilience. iuri's sophisticated, fresh, and friendly approach will help you feel immediately safe, understood, confident, and hopeful.
(435) 659-2464 View (435) 659-2464
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Alex Russell At Gold Counseling
Counselor, ACMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clara, UT 84765
I work with anxiety disorders (OCD, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic disorder, body dysmorphic disorder), depression and grief, addictions, trauma and attachment issues. Treatment for every individual is personalized. Depending on age and treatment needs, I find psychodynamic, ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention), TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), Child-Centered Play Therapy, along with other needed modalities for a better self.
I work with anxiety disorders (OCD, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic disorder, body dysmorphic disorder), depression and grief, addictions, trauma and attachment issues. Treatment for every individual is personalized. Depending on age and treatment needs, I find psychodynamic, ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention), TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), Child-Centered Play Therapy, along with other needed modalities for a better self.
(435) 266-4233 View (435) 266-4233
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Haley Urry & associates at Gold Counseling
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSWi
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clara, UT 84765
My passion is to connect with kids that is more natural and comfortable. It can be hard and uncomfortable for kids to "talk" about personal and difficult emotions. Because of this, my focus is on utilizing expressive therapies to help children sort through and process emotions and events through art, playing games, structured and unstructured play, etc. all while helping them to identify their own strengths, how to use those strengths to overcome the challenges they are facing, and work toward an optimistic future!
My passion is to connect with kids that is more natural and comfortable. It can be hard and uncomfortable for kids to "talk" about personal and difficult emotions. Because of this, my focus is on utilizing expressive therapies to help children sort through and process emotions and events through art, playing games, structured and unstructured play, etc. all while helping them to identify their own strengths, how to use those strengths to overcome the challenges they are facing, and work toward an optimistic future!
(435) 500-5924 View (435) 500-5924
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Kauren Campbell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd, BCBA
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, UT 84765
We all experience difficult challenges that impact our ability to manage how we think, feel, and behave. My focus is to help you heal and move forward with your goals. While we can’t change things in the past, we can work together to better understand, manage, and gain over-all peace in our lives. My approach is warm and collaborative. I have found that most people enjoy the therapeutic process as it challenges them to make the changes they want to make. With a healthy therapeutic relationship, this allows you to be vulnerable and receive unconditional positive regard to address your goals.
We all experience difficult challenges that impact our ability to manage how we think, feel, and behave. My focus is to help you heal and move forward with your goals. While we can’t change things in the past, we can work together to better understand, manage, and gain over-all peace in our lives. My approach is warm and collaborative. I have found that most people enjoy the therapeutic process as it challenges them to make the changes they want to make. With a healthy therapeutic relationship, this allows you to be vulnerable and receive unconditional positive regard to address your goals.
(435) 236-3947 View (435) 236-3947
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Melissa Larson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LAMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Santa Clara, UT 84765
I commend you on taking this courageous step towards change. Life is meant to be enjoyed, not just endured. I am a strength-based, client-centered therapist who looks forward to seeing what you bring to the table. I love to help clients rediscover their strengths and skills as they overcome their challenges in life. I strive to provide a comfortable, safe, and secure space where you can feel cared for and empowered while utilizing your existing skills, as well as learning new skills to help build your self-confidence and increase your emotional well-being.
I commend you on taking this courageous step towards change. Life is meant to be enjoyed, not just endured. I am a strength-based, client-centered therapist who looks forward to seeing what you bring to the table. I love to help clients rediscover their strengths and skills as they overcome their challenges in life. I strive to provide a comfortable, safe, and secure space where you can feel cared for and empowered while utilizing your existing skills, as well as learning new skills to help build your self-confidence and increase your emotional well-being.
(435) 334-2019 View (435) 334-2019
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Tyler Gordon-Compass Counseling St George
Counselor, CMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Santa Clara, UT 84765
I’m an experienced Counselor who can help shape your perspective into a healthy and productive one. Whether it’s your career, your relationships, or anything else that’s important to you, I’ll help you develop the habits and skills to effectively deal with the challenges and emotional moments you may encounter in life.  Compass Counseling is a private mental health practice located in St George, Utah.  We are committed to helping individuals, couples, and families overcome obstacles, addictions, emotional and mental challenges, trauma, depression, and anxiety. Our Hope is you begin getting the life you desire!
I’m an experienced Counselor who can help shape your perspective into a healthy and productive one. Whether it’s your career, your relationships, or anything else that’s important to you, I’ll help you develop the habits and skills to effectively deal with the challenges and emotional moments you may encounter in life.  Compass Counseling is a private mental health practice located in St George, Utah.  We are committed to helping individuals, couples, and families overcome obstacles, addictions, emotional and mental challenges, trauma, depression, and anxiety. Our Hope is you begin getting the life you desire!
(435) 244-2408 View (435) 244-2408
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Jonah DeLeon Slade
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MFTI
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Clara, UT 84765
There is a lot of stress and uncertainty that surrounds couples and families these days, and often these lead to conflict and problems that we can't solve on our own. We all want to feel loved, to feel safe, and to feel wanted/needed/heard/seen, and the list goes on and on.
There is a lot of stress and uncertainty that surrounds couples and families these days, and often these lead to conflict and problems that we can't solve on our own. We all want to feel loved, to feel safe, and to feel wanted/needed/heard/seen, and the list goes on and on.
(435) 265-4659 View (435) 265-4659
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Brooke Hill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clara, UT 84765
I have spent most of my time in the social work field working with children in the foster care system. I have seen the highs and the lows that come from those children in foster care and broken homes. I have worked hard to do all I can to help them feel safe in secure in their living environments. I enjoy working with both children and their parents to heal and become a better family unit. I also have experience in working with those who are on hospice and nearing the end of life, and helping families through the grieving process.
I have spent most of my time in the social work field working with children in the foster care system. I have seen the highs and the lows that come from those children in foster care and broken homes. I have worked hard to do all I can to help them feel safe in secure in their living environments. I enjoy working with both children and their parents to heal and become a better family unit. I also have experience in working with those who are on hospice and nearing the end of life, and helping families through the grieving process.
(435) 294-3509 View (435) 294-3509
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Josh Sillitoe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Clara, UT 84765
Whether you desire to eliminate the exhausting drag of worry, stress, and fear, or ignite the passion of motivation again in your life . . . I am here for you. We all want to feel alive, feel invigorated to achieve our greatest desires. There is more to life than just surviving. I believe in the human spirit to thrive and continually be transformed. Your past does not write the next chapter of your life.
Whether you desire to eliminate the exhausting drag of worry, stress, and fear, or ignite the passion of motivation again in your life . . . I am here for you. We all want to feel alive, feel invigorated to achieve our greatest desires. There is more to life than just surviving. I believe in the human spirit to thrive and continually be transformed. Your past does not write the next chapter of your life.
(385) 334-6357 View (385) 334-6357
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Christine Erickson
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Clara, UT 84765
Everyone needs help at times, and that’s okay. I have several years experience working with individuals dealing with chronic anxiety, chronic depression, complex trauma, and issues related to neurodiversity. I’ve worked with girls at the end of high school transitioning to college, as well as adults of multiple genders. I also have many years working with children in different settings, many of whom dealt with multiple diagnoses. Some of these issues include ADHD, OCD, autism, depression, anxiety, and trauma.
Everyone needs help at times, and that’s okay. I have several years experience working with individuals dealing with chronic anxiety, chronic depression, complex trauma, and issues related to neurodiversity. I’ve worked with girls at the end of high school transitioning to college, as well as adults of multiple genders. I also have many years working with children in different settings, many of whom dealt with multiple diagnoses. Some of these issues include ADHD, OCD, autism, depression, anxiety, and trauma.
(435) 238-4514 View (435) 238-4514
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Lana Wimmer
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Clara, UT 84765
I specialize in guiding individuals and couples through challenging times, addressing issues such as betrayal, trauma, loss, and conflict. I help couples improve communication on topics like parenting, intimacy, and managing life's stressors. Using evidence-based practices, Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) and the Gottman Method, I empower clients to cultivate stronger, more fulfilling relationships. My approach is encouraging, affirming, and non-judgmental because I believe everyone deserves to be heard and valued on their journey to healing and personal growth.
I specialize in guiding individuals and couples through challenging times, addressing issues such as betrayal, trauma, loss, and conflict. I help couples improve communication on topics like parenting, intimacy, and managing life's stressors. Using evidence-based practices, Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) and the Gottman Method, I empower clients to cultivate stronger, more fulfilling relationships. My approach is encouraging, affirming, and non-judgmental because I believe everyone deserves to be heard and valued on their journey to healing and personal growth.
(435) 334-5749 View (435) 334-5749
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Alex Magre
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Clara, UT 84765
I know that change is possible and enjoy helping my clients find this hope within themselves. I believe that the client-therapist relationship is an important partnership in helping individuals change. I like working with clients who are struggling to navigate the stressors of life, and have difficulty coping with trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD, grief, and addiction. In addition, I have experience working with individuals who struggle with eating disorders and personality disorders. I also enjoy providing couples therapy and working with individuals of all ages.
I know that change is possible and enjoy helping my clients find this hope within themselves. I believe that the client-therapist relationship is an important partnership in helping individuals change. I like working with clients who are struggling to navigate the stressors of life, and have difficulty coping with trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD, grief, and addiction. In addition, I have experience working with individuals who struggle with eating disorders and personality disorders. I also enjoy providing couples therapy and working with individuals of all ages.
(385) 381-8948 View (385) 381-8948
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Cass Waldo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Clara, UT 84765
People experiencing depression, anxiety and trauma / PTSD can have a range of painful experiences. Day to day, chronic irritability can wear on your nerves, damage your relationships, and drive your stress level sky high. Are you on edge as soon as you start getting ready for the day, feeling sensitive, reactive or foggy even though the sun has barely come up? And when the day is done you want to relax but this is when your heart starts to pound in your chest? None of your coping skills seem to help enough-if you can muster the strength and time to use them. This is the reality of depression, anxiety and trauma.
People experiencing depression, anxiety and trauma / PTSD can have a range of painful experiences. Day to day, chronic irritability can wear on your nerves, damage your relationships, and drive your stress level sky high. Are you on edge as soon as you start getting ready for the day, feeling sensitive, reactive or foggy even though the sun has barely come up? And when the day is done you want to relax but this is when your heart starts to pound in your chest? None of your coping skills seem to help enough-if you can muster the strength and time to use them. This is the reality of depression, anxiety and trauma.
(435) 244-3812 View (435) 244-3812
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Kaela Judd
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Clara, UT 84765
I fell in love with working with couples early in my career and I also have a deep compassion for those suffering from trauma. Often relationship issues and trauma coincide and both need to be addressed. I view all issues, including relationship issues, from a trauma informed lens. I work with couples to develop relationship skills from scientifically proven tools. My goal is to help you experience positive, safe, and connecting interactions in therapy so you can strengthen your relationship and be successful at home. Individuals will find that I help them process trauma in a way that is effective and makes them feel safe and seen.
I fell in love with working with couples early in my career and I also have a deep compassion for those suffering from trauma. Often relationship issues and trauma coincide and both need to be addressed. I view all issues, including relationship issues, from a trauma informed lens. I work with couples to develop relationship skills from scientifically proven tools. My goal is to help you experience positive, safe, and connecting interactions in therapy so you can strengthen your relationship and be successful at home. Individuals will find that I help them process trauma in a way that is effective and makes them feel safe and seen.
(435) 500-5994 View (435) 500-5994
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Amy Robinson
MSW, CSW
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, UT 84765
Waitlist for new clients
Let me help you explore and heal experiences that disrupt functioning in your daily life now. Working with kids in the foster care system I saw a continual theme. Their symptoms were about what had happened to them not their diagnosis. This drove me to explore trauma informed modalities and provide treatment for all ages who have experienced trauma. Exploring what happened as a reason behind actions and responses. I treat all ages but I have a dedicated play therapy space. Play is how kids communicate. I use an attachment focused lens. Clients most often have the solution that works for them but just need guidance to access it.
Let me help you explore and heal experiences that disrupt functioning in your daily life now. Working with kids in the foster care system I saw a continual theme. Their symptoms were about what had happened to them not their diagnosis. This drove me to explore trauma informed modalities and provide treatment for all ages who have experienced trauma. Exploring what happened as a reason behind actions and responses. I treat all ages but I have a dedicated play therapy space. Play is how kids communicate. I use an attachment focused lens. Clients most often have the solution that works for them but just need guidance to access it.
(435) 412-8207 View (435) 412-8207

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Number of Therapists in Santa Clara, UT

20+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Santa Clara, UT who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
84% Relationship Issues
76% Depression
68% Trauma and PTSD
64% Family Conflict
64% Self Esteem
64% Stress

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% SelectHealth
53% Deseret Mutual Benefit Advisers
47% Aetna

How Therapists in Santa Clara, UT see their clients

96% In Person and Online
4% Online Only

Gender breakdown

55% Female
45% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Santa Clara?

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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.