Therapists in Bay View, WI

Photo of Cindy Vee Milner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bay View, WI
Cindy Vee Milner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bay View, WI 53207  (Online Only)
I have been providing therapy for over 30 years, specializing in treating anxiety, panic attacks, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, relationship issues and individuals with disabilities. Life provides us with numerous challenges and struggles, however, I have found that we have the ability to create many do-overs during our life-time. Therapy is a great way to create change, learn self-acceptance and heal.
I have been providing therapy for over 30 years, specializing in treating anxiety, panic attacks, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, relationship issues and individuals with disabilities. Life provides us with numerous challenges and struggles, however, I have found that we have the ability to create many do-overs during our life-time. Therapy is a great way to create change, learn self-acceptance and heal.
(414) 369-2932 View (414) 369-2932
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Amy Katherine Petersdorf
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Bay View, WI 53207
Not accepting new clients
In the demanding, hectic world that we live in, the first thing we tend to sacrifice is self-care. I am passionate about helping individuals reprioritize themselves and discover healthy ways to cope with the more difficult aspects of life, as well as help them discover the importance of developing connection between the body and mind for overall wellness. I work hard to create a safe, welcoming environment for my clients so that they may gain valuable insight, motivation, and confidence to achieve their goals and live their best lives.
In the demanding, hectic world that we live in, the first thing we tend to sacrifice is self-care. I am passionate about helping individuals reprioritize themselves and discover healthy ways to cope with the more difficult aspects of life, as well as help them discover the importance of developing connection between the body and mind for overall wellness. I work hard to create a safe, welcoming environment for my clients so that they may gain valuable insight, motivation, and confidence to achieve their goals and live their best lives.
(414) 206-1799 View (414) 206-1799
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Kylee N Holbrook
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Bay View, WI 53207
Are you experiencing a difficult time or difficult emotions and looking to learn new ways of coping? Or are you looking to let out your emotions in a safe space? I can be here with you every step of the way of your healing journey. We can work together to help you better understand yourself and what you want in your life. I want to help you to see the best in who you are and learn to practice self-care and embody self-love. In a world full of interconnectedness via social media, it can be difficult to connect with ourselves. I hope to help you learn to be happy being 100% authentically you!
Are you experiencing a difficult time or difficult emotions and looking to learn new ways of coping? Or are you looking to let out your emotions in a safe space? I can be here with you every step of the way of your healing journey. We can work together to help you better understand yourself and what you want in your life. I want to help you to see the best in who you are and learn to practice self-care and embody self-love. In a world full of interconnectedness via social media, it can be difficult to connect with ourselves. I hope to help you learn to be happy being 100% authentically you!
(414) 775-0578 View (414) 775-0578
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Kailagh O'Keefe
Counselor, LPC-IT
Verified
Bay View, WI 53207
Are you struggling to manage daily tasks due to your anxiety? Feeling overwhelmed and confused with your relationship to alcohol? Are you experiencing disordered eating? Taking the first step toward therapy can feel daunting, but I assure you that you've already begun a courageous journey by just showing up today.
Are you struggling to manage daily tasks due to your anxiety? Feeling overwhelmed and confused with your relationship to alcohol? Are you experiencing disordered eating? Taking the first step toward therapy can feel daunting, but I assure you that you've already begun a courageous journey by just showing up today.
(262) 668-7018 View (262) 668-7018
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Kevin O'Brien Whole Life Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, IMH-II
Verified
Bay View, WI 53207
Thank for finding your way to my page. Chances are, no matter what your specific concern, you arrived here because you want to feel better, and you want important relationships in your life to work better. My goal is to facilitate your capacity to do both, as I have done with many individuals, couples and families over the past 30 years. Living a whole life, for a whole lifetime, is both worthy of our effort and possible. My practice is faith-, culture- and sexual orientation-friendly. Come as you are, we will utilize every resource to undo the knots and reweave the fabric of your life in more satisfying ways. Online capacity.
Thank for finding your way to my page. Chances are, no matter what your specific concern, you arrived here because you want to feel better, and you want important relationships in your life to work better. My goal is to facilitate your capacity to do both, as I have done with many individuals, couples and families over the past 30 years. Living a whole life, for a whole lifetime, is both worthy of our effort and possible. My practice is faith-, culture- and sexual orientation-friendly. Come as you are, we will utilize every resource to undo the knots and reweave the fabric of your life in more satisfying ways. Online capacity.
(414) 255-0805 View (414) 255-0805
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Amelia DePrez
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC-IT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bay View, WI 53207
I work with clients age 12+ and have experience providing individual and family therapy to clients struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, identity issues, relationship conflicts and difficult life transitions. For some clients, verbally expressing thoughts, ideas, and memories may feel difficult. Art Therapy can offer a bridge for the communication of ideas that may not be immediately accessible using words alone. I utilize the creative process to help clients find clarity and insight, develop new skills and access the strengths they already possess to make meaningful change.
I work with clients age 12+ and have experience providing individual and family therapy to clients struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, identity issues, relationship conflicts and difficult life transitions. For some clients, verbally expressing thoughts, ideas, and memories may feel difficult. Art Therapy can offer a bridge for the communication of ideas that may not be immediately accessible using words alone. I utilize the creative process to help clients find clarity and insight, develop new skills and access the strengths they already possess to make meaningful change.
(414) 296-8256 View (414) 296-8256
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Sydney A Snyder
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, SAC-IT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bay View, WI 53207
Are you struggling with adjusting to change, coping with stress or navigating conflict? As a result, has this left you feeling overwhelmed or anxious? Has shame, guilt or negative self-talk been impacting you? Do you need help creating boundaries with your partner, family, or friends? As a therapist, I believe in the saying, “you can’t pour from an empty cup.” My role is to help you explore areas of concern, develop coping skills, and gain insight about yourself. A primary focus of my practice is teaching self-compassion to help fill up your cup when life is feeling too difficult to navigate on your own.
Are you struggling with adjusting to change, coping with stress or navigating conflict? As a result, has this left you feeling overwhelmed or anxious? Has shame, guilt or negative self-talk been impacting you? Do you need help creating boundaries with your partner, family, or friends? As a therapist, I believe in the saying, “you can’t pour from an empty cup.” My role is to help you explore areas of concern, develop coping skills, and gain insight about yourself. A primary focus of my practice is teaching self-compassion to help fill up your cup when life is feeling too difficult to navigate on your own.
(414) 246-4907 View (414) 246-4907
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Shondale DeLoach
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Bay View, WI 53207
Accepting virtual-therapy clients from Missouri and Wisconsin under the Psypact Commission- The decision to seek therapy is a very important decision, but choosing the right therapist is even more important since one of the best predictors of a positive therapy outcome is the fit between client and therapist. I strive to provide the people with whom I work an environment that is comfortable, nonjudgmental, and genuinely validating. My job is to provide a space for you to access your strengths and attributes, and with this I can provide psychological approaches to help you address the concerns that brought you in for therapy.
Accepting virtual-therapy clients from Missouri and Wisconsin under the Psypact Commission- The decision to seek therapy is a very important decision, but choosing the right therapist is even more important since one of the best predictors of a positive therapy outcome is the fit between client and therapist. I strive to provide the people with whom I work an environment that is comfortable, nonjudgmental, and genuinely validating. My job is to provide a space for you to access your strengths and attributes, and with this I can provide psychological approaches to help you address the concerns that brought you in for therapy.
(872) 250-4996 View (872) 250-4996
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Rachel Biel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Bay View, WI 53207
The therapeutic relationship is the foundation for healing. I have a genuine desire to get to know your story and help you identify your capacity for resilience and increased happiness. As a Board-Certified Art Therapist, I cultivate an environment where you can feel safe to explore your feelings through a variety of expressive modalities.
The therapeutic relationship is the foundation for healing. I have a genuine desire to get to know your story and help you identify your capacity for resilience and increased happiness. As a Board-Certified Art Therapist, I cultivate an environment where you can feel safe to explore your feelings through a variety of expressive modalities.
(414) 240-0345 View (414) 240-0345
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Amanda Mathy
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT
Verified
Bay View, WI 53207
I'm Amanda and I'm excited to meet you! I provide Queer and Neurodivergent affirming and informed therapy. I'm a good fit for people struggling with life transitions, coming out, platonic/romantic/sexual relationships, sex, sexuality, self-advocacy, ADHD and anxiety. I have a passion for working with the queer community and neurodivergent people. I also find joy in working with couples and relationships of all structures, including ethical non-monogamy. Those looking for relationship counseling should seek me as an added layer of support in building communication, empathetic conflict management, and authentic connections.
I'm Amanda and I'm excited to meet you! I provide Queer and Neurodivergent affirming and informed therapy. I'm a good fit for people struggling with life transitions, coming out, platonic/romantic/sexual relationships, sex, sexuality, self-advocacy, ADHD and anxiety. I have a passion for working with the queer community and neurodivergent people. I also find joy in working with couples and relationships of all structures, including ethical non-monogamy. Those looking for relationship counseling should seek me as an added layer of support in building communication, empathetic conflict management, and authentic connections.
(414) 246-8286 View (414) 246-8286
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Dhanya Nair
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT
Verified
Bay View, WI 53207  (Online Only)
I work primarily with couples and individuals experiencing relationship distress, mood disturbances and adjustment problems. Some of the outcomes that my clients typically seek are improved means of managing conflict, increase in positive emotional experiences , and ways to interact and relate more meaningfully. I focus on helping my clients gain deeper insights, identify and utilize their strengths and acknowledge and understand their emotional experiences.
I work primarily with couples and individuals experiencing relationship distress, mood disturbances and adjustment problems. Some of the outcomes that my clients typically seek are improved means of managing conflict, increase in positive emotional experiences , and ways to interact and relate more meaningfully. I focus on helping my clients gain deeper insights, identify and utilize their strengths and acknowledge and understand their emotional experiences.
(414) 877-6926 View (414) 877-6926
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Monica Roman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Bay View, WI 53207  (Online Only)
You are not living the life you would like to live; sometimes feels like you are just on autopilot. Time is passing by and you feel you are still on the same place or trying to do things without results. You are feeling something is holding you back, but deep inside you, you know there is so much you want to do with your life. You know is time to do the inner work, it’s time to put yourself first, to explore your needs, and what goals you want to achieve moving forward. You are ready to dive deep into reconnecting with yourself and transform yourself into a better version of yourself!
You are not living the life you would like to live; sometimes feels like you are just on autopilot. Time is passing by and you feel you are still on the same place or trying to do things without results. You are feeling something is holding you back, but deep inside you, you know there is so much you want to do with your life. You know is time to do the inner work, it’s time to put yourself first, to explore your needs, and what goals you want to achieve moving forward. You are ready to dive deep into reconnecting with yourself and transform yourself into a better version of yourself!
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Anika Heaverlo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Bay View, WI 53207
Does this sound like you? Feeling hopeless over your persistent racing thoughts? Feeling so exhausted after work that you lay in bed instead of making dinner? Or asking yourself if you’ll ever feel “normal” again after a loved one passed? At Emerge Counseling, I work with people daily who have had the same thoughts. I assist my clients in realizing how these thoughts and feelings make them human, while utilizing evidence-based treatment to provide support and therapeutic skills to manage these feelings outside of the therapy office. Whether its anxiety, grief, depression, burnout, or a life transition, I am here to support.
Does this sound like you? Feeling hopeless over your persistent racing thoughts? Feeling so exhausted after work that you lay in bed instead of making dinner? Or asking yourself if you’ll ever feel “normal” again after a loved one passed? At Emerge Counseling, I work with people daily who have had the same thoughts. I assist my clients in realizing how these thoughts and feelings make them human, while utilizing evidence-based treatment to provide support and therapeutic skills to manage these feelings outside of the therapy office. Whether its anxiety, grief, depression, burnout, or a life transition, I am here to support.
(262) 228-2065 View (262) 228-2065
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Kate Sayers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Bay View, WI 53207
With over a decade of experience, I specialize in working with my peers in the LGBTQIA+ community. I help you heal from your traumas, manage your anxiety, and feel empowered to live a life you value. I proudly serve those in the transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary communities. Whether you are in the beginning stages of questioning your gender &/or sexual identity or have been out for many years & looking for ways to celebrate your identity(ies), my hope is that therapy offers a place to process all the hurt, joy, and trauma - free from judgement. I proudly own & operate Safe Space Therapies, my private practice.
With over a decade of experience, I specialize in working with my peers in the LGBTQIA+ community. I help you heal from your traumas, manage your anxiety, and feel empowered to live a life you value. I proudly serve those in the transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary communities. Whether you are in the beginning stages of questioning your gender &/or sexual identity or have been out for many years & looking for ways to celebrate your identity(ies), my hope is that therapy offers a place to process all the hurt, joy, and trauma - free from judgement. I proudly own & operate Safe Space Therapies, my private practice.
(262) 218-4779 View (262) 218-4779

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Nia Delgado
LPC Intern, MS, LPC-IT, SAC-IT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53207
I am a licensed sex positive and affirming psychotherapist who is passionate about helping people reconnect to others in meaningful and intentional ways. Specific areas I help individuals and couples tackle are: trauma, depression, anxiety, porn addiction, sexual incompatibilities, desire discrepancy, shame and embarrassment, low desire and pain during sex, emotional difficulties, conflict and communication resolution. Therapy can provide a safe, supportive and thriving environment for you to reach your desired goals in life, connect with the people who matter most to you, and cultivate purpose.
I am a licensed sex positive and affirming psychotherapist who is passionate about helping people reconnect to others in meaningful and intentional ways. Specific areas I help individuals and couples tackle are: trauma, depression, anxiety, porn addiction, sexual incompatibilities, desire discrepancy, shame and embarrassment, low desire and pain during sex, emotional difficulties, conflict and communication resolution. Therapy can provide a safe, supportive and thriving environment for you to reach your desired goals in life, connect with the people who matter most to you, and cultivate purpose.
(262) 279-1354 View (262) 279-1354
Photo of Christine McCasey, Licensed Professional Counselor in Bay View, WI
Christine McCasey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53215
My name is Dr. Christine McCasey, and I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Wisconsin. My approach is often to provide an environment where you feel safe, accepted, and heard each time you spend time with me. I like working with clients who have had unfortunate or hurtful events or experiences, including those who have no idea what could be the matter with them. This category could be vast, but the result often is that unseen pain is universal and does not choose personality, age, or stages in life.
My name is Dr. Christine McCasey, and I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Wisconsin. My approach is often to provide an environment where you feel safe, accepted, and heard each time you spend time with me. I like working with clients who have had unfortunate or hurtful events or experiences, including those who have no idea what could be the matter with them. This category could be vast, but the result often is that unseen pain is universal and does not choose personality, age, or stages in life.
(414) 441-4862 View (414) 441-4862
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Dawn Johanneck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Dawn is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in adult mental health. She has experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings and has facilitated therapy with individuals, families, and groups. Dawn is a compassionate and non-judgmental therapist who takes pride in supporting clients through a wide range of issues. She uses multiple treatment modalities, including CBT and DBT, to help people reach their recovery goals. Dawn received her undergraduate degree from UW-Milwaukee and her graduate degree from Loyola University. She is married and has three daughters.
Dawn is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in adult mental health. She has experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings and has facilitated therapy with individuals, families, and groups. Dawn is a compassionate and non-judgmental therapist who takes pride in supporting clients through a wide range of issues. She uses multiple treatment modalities, including CBT and DBT, to help people reach their recovery goals. Dawn received her undergraduate degree from UW-Milwaukee and her graduate degree from Loyola University. She is married and has three daughters.
(414) 348-9243 View (414) 348-9243
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Tolu Osemwegie
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CRC
Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Has life events left you wounded and confused? Do you feel hopeless and alone? Are you grieving the loss of someone or something? Do you crave freedom from negative thinking and dysfunctional behaviors? Do you seek true spiritual direction? Do you need someone to really listen to, understand, and support you? If you answer yes to any of these questions or have more questions, then we should talk. In a supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my client's individual needs to help attain the personal growth they want.
Has life events left you wounded and confused? Do you feel hopeless and alone? Are you grieving the loss of someone or something? Do you crave freedom from negative thinking and dysfunctional behaviors? Do you seek true spiritual direction? Do you need someone to really listen to, understand, and support you? If you answer yes to any of these questions or have more questions, then we should talk. In a supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my client's individual needs to help attain the personal growth they want.
(414) 422-8957 View (414) 422-8957
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Melissa Geason
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Melissa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults in settings that include outpatient, inpatient, school, and community-based. She uses treatment approaches that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused therapy, Structural family therapy, psychoeducation, mindfulness, play therapy, and crisis planning. She has a Bachelors degree in Family Studies and Human Relations and a Masters degree in Social Work. Melissa believes that it is a privilege to be a part of another person/families recovery and healing.
Melissa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults in settings that include outpatient, inpatient, school, and community-based. She uses treatment approaches that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused therapy, Structural family therapy, psychoeducation, mindfulness, play therapy, and crisis planning. She has a Bachelors degree in Family Studies and Human Relations and a Masters degree in Social Work. Melissa believes that it is a privilege to be a part of another person/families recovery and healing.
(262) 592-5261 View (262) 592-5261
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Wendy Serketich
Psychologist, PSY
Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Dr. Wendy Serketich is a licensed clinical psychologist who is listed in the National Register for Health Service Providers in Psychology. She obtained her Masters and Doctorate degrees from Purdue University. She has been practicing in the Milwaukee area for over 25 years. Besides her own practice, Dr. Serketich is the Site Director at the Airport Location for LifeStance Health. Dr. Serketich is licensed to work with all age groups, children through geriatric individuals. She uses a cognitive behavioral approach to treatment.
Dr. Wendy Serketich is a licensed clinical psychologist who is listed in the National Register for Health Service Providers in Psychology. She obtained her Masters and Doctorate degrees from Purdue University. She has been practicing in the Milwaukee area for over 25 years. Besides her own practice, Dr. Serketich is the Site Director at the Airport Location for LifeStance Health. Dr. Serketich is licensed to work with all age groups, children through geriatric individuals. She uses a cognitive behavioral approach to treatment.
(414) 667-7434 View (414) 667-7434

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Number of Therapists in Bay View, WI

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Bay View, WI who prioritize treating:

93% Relationship Issues
93% Anxiety
86% Depression
79% Grief
79% Self Esteem
79% Stress
71% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% BlueCross and BlueShield
71% Molina Healthcare
57% Aetna

How Therapists in Bay View, WI see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

93% Female
7% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bay View?

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.