Therapists in Cross Plains, WI

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Sarah Marty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cross Plains, WI 53528  (Online Only)
Life happens. Talking helps... I provide telehealth psychotherapy in the State of Wisconsin. for adults 18+ living with depression, anxiety, trauma and a variety of concerns. Everyone deserves kindness and respect. Visit my website to schedule a free 15 minute consult to see if I am the right fit for you. www.empoweredyoutherapy.com
Life happens. Talking helps... I provide telehealth psychotherapy in the State of Wisconsin. for adults 18+ living with depression, anxiety, trauma and a variety of concerns. Everyone deserves kindness and respect. Visit my website to schedule a free 15 minute consult to see if I am the right fit for you. www.empoweredyoutherapy.com
(608) 602-8324 View (608) 602-8324
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Jennie Bowyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cross Plains, WI 53528
Jennie Bowyer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2016. She has a Master's in Social Work from Aurora University and a Bachelor's in Social Work from UW Whitewater. Jennie's specialty is trauma. She has been trained in EMDR and TF-CBT for trauma. Jennie also has training in DBT, CBT, and seeking safety. She works with clients as young as 6 years old all the way into adulthood. Jennie has a significant background in trauma, anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar, and many other mental health diagnoses.
Jennie Bowyer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2016. She has a Master's in Social Work from Aurora University and a Bachelor's in Social Work from UW Whitewater. Jennie's specialty is trauma. She has been trained in EMDR and TF-CBT for trauma. Jennie also has training in DBT, CBT, and seeking safety. She works with clients as young as 6 years old all the way into adulthood. Jennie has a significant background in trauma, anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar, and many other mental health diagnoses.
(608) 927-5847 View (608) 927-5847
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Aaron Robbins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Cross Plains, WI 53528  (Online Only)
Aaron Robbins is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri who has been practicing since 2020. He has a Bachelors in Business Management and a Masters in Clinical Mental Health. Aaron aims to help tackle personal hurdles and confront problems using a semi-structured approach led by the client. Outside of work, Aaron enjoys spending time with his family, exploring the outdoors, and training for races.
Aaron Robbins is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri who has been practicing since 2020. He has a Bachelors in Business Management and a Masters in Clinical Mental Health. Aaron aims to help tackle personal hurdles and confront problems using a semi-structured approach led by the client. Outside of work, Aaron enjoys spending time with his family, exploring the outdoors, and training for races.
(608) 602-3817 View (608) 602-3817
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Renata Meixner Okonkwo
Psychologist, PSY
Verified Verified
Cross Plains, WI 53528
Renata Meixner is a Psychologist in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2011. Renata is skilled in diagnosing, assessing, and treating adults experiencing mental health challenges, ranging from severe, comorbid mental health diagnoses to individuals with adjustment difficulties related to life-role changes. Her treatment includes comprehensively assessing and treating adults of all ages who present with mental health difficulties alone or comorbid with medical, neurocognitive, and/or substance use difficulties.
Renata Meixner is a Psychologist in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2011. Renata is skilled in diagnosing, assessing, and treating adults experiencing mental health challenges, ranging from severe, comorbid mental health diagnoses to individuals with adjustment difficulties related to life-role changes. Her treatment includes comprehensively assessing and treating adults of all ages who present with mental health difficulties alone or comorbid with medical, neurocognitive, and/or substance use difficulties.
(608) 820-8942 View (608) 820-8942
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Kristin Metoxen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Cross Plains, WI 53528
Kristin Metoxen is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2004. She has a BS in Psychology and BS in Human Development from University of Wisconsin Green Bay and an MS in Community and Educational Counseling from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Kristin has worked in many different settings and with ages 4+. She has her substance abuse specialty certificate and experience in treatment of addictions.
Kristin Metoxen is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2004. She has a BS in Psychology and BS in Human Development from University of Wisconsin Green Bay and an MS in Community and Educational Counseling from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Kristin has worked in many different settings and with ages 4+. She has her substance abuse specialty certificate and experience in treatment of addictions.
(608) 344-6174 View (608) 344-6174
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Amanda Knollenberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cross Plains, WI 53528
Amanda Knollenberg is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience working with individuals and families in both in-home and outpatient settings. She specializes working with patients of ages 13 and older who struggle with trauma, anxiety, and depression. In her clinical work, she utilizes Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Functional Family Therapy, as well as some aspects of Dialectical Behavior Therapy. In her free time, Amanda enjoys hiking, snuggling with her cat, and spending time with friends and family.
Amanda Knollenberg is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience working with individuals and families in both in-home and outpatient settings. She specializes working with patients of ages 13 and older who struggle with trauma, anxiety, and depression. In her clinical work, she utilizes Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Functional Family Therapy, as well as some aspects of Dialectical Behavior Therapy. In her free time, Amanda enjoys hiking, snuggling with her cat, and spending time with friends and family.
(608) 344-5218 View (608) 344-5218
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Hailey Sawtelle
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Cross Plains, WI 53528
Hailey Sawtelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor, who has been practicing since 2019. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Hailey believes that empowerment is central to effective treatment and positive change. She utilizes a Person-Centered and Trauma-Informed approach, and draws from treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy. Hailey's main areas of focus include anxiety, depression, and trauma/Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Hailey Sawtelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor, who has been practicing since 2019. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Hailey believes that empowerment is central to effective treatment and positive change. She utilizes a Person-Centered and Trauma-Informed approach, and draws from treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy. Hailey's main areas of focus include anxiety, depression, and trauma/Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
(608) 975-2820 View (608) 975-2820
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Kim Riopelle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cross Plains, WI 53528
Kim Riopelle has been a licensed clinical social worker for over 10 years. She is originally from the East Coast. Prior to moving to WI, Kim spent her career working in Baltimore, MD. She has experience working with individuals with co-occurring disorders and severe mental illness. Kim is trained in Motivational Interviewing and is able to quickly build rapport with clients, creating a safe space for people to explore current issues, previous hurts, and future goals . She uses a trauma-informed approach and also leans heavily on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Kim Riopelle has been a licensed clinical social worker for over 10 years. She is originally from the East Coast. Prior to moving to WI, Kim spent her career working in Baltimore, MD. She has experience working with individuals with co-occurring disorders and severe mental illness. Kim is trained in Motivational Interviewing and is able to quickly build rapport with clients, creating a safe space for people to explore current issues, previous hurts, and future goals . She uses a trauma-informed approach and also leans heavily on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(608) 413-2115 View (608) 413-2115

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Jason Meir
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, SAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Verona, WI 53593
I believe emotional pain not only affects the brain, but permeates through every fiber of the body. Thus, in order for someone to heal completely, a holistic approach is essential. I also believe that every person's healing is different, and I tailor my approach based on thorough assessment and deep listening.
I believe emotional pain not only affects the brain, but permeates through every fiber of the body. Thus, in order for someone to heal completely, a holistic approach is essential. I also believe that every person's healing is different, and I tailor my approach based on thorough assessment and deep listening.
(608) 530-6365 View (608) 530-6365
Photo of Amanda Lightner, Art Therapist in Cross Plains, WI
Amanda Lightner
Art Therapist, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53705
My approach emphasizes the confluence of counseling & art therapy. I am a Board Certified Art Therapist & Licensed Professional Counselor with professional experience working with people of all ages in community mental health agencies, psychiatric hospitals & rehabilitation settings.
My approach emphasizes the confluence of counseling & art therapy. I am a Board Certified Art Therapist & Licensed Professional Counselor with professional experience working with people of all ages in community mental health agencies, psychiatric hospitals & rehabilitation settings.
(608) 305-8197 View (608) 305-8197
Photo of Courtney Quast, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cross Plains, WI
Courtney Quast
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSAC, MS
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53719
Has anxiety or OCD taken a starring role in your life? You have aspirations but they fall victim to doubts: “what ifs,” catastrophes, fear of judgement, panic. Or maybe compulsions are preventing you from engaging in life the way you want to. I can help you kick anxiety to the back seat so you can accomplish your goals and achieve the peace you deserve. I want to assure you...you are in the right place. You don't have to navigate this alone.
Has anxiety or OCD taken a starring role in your life? You have aspirations but they fall victim to doubts: “what ifs,” catastrophes, fear of judgement, panic. Or maybe compulsions are preventing you from engaging in life the way you want to. I can help you kick anxiety to the back seat so you can accomplish your goals and achieve the peace you deserve. I want to assure you...you are in the right place. You don't have to navigate this alone.
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Mya Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53711
I have dedicated my career to encouraging, supporting, and uplifting children, youth and families by overcoming challenging and traumatic experiences in their lives. It is my belief that circumstance, situation or crises define one's future path or life's trajectory. It is my life's work to help build capacity and strengthen the belief in the possibility of change and growth in the lives of the individuals that I am fortunate and honored to counsel and serve. "- Mya R. Johnson Mya combines powerful leadership skills with a deep concern for the wellbeing of every individual.
I have dedicated my career to encouraging, supporting, and uplifting children, youth and families by overcoming challenging and traumatic experiences in their lives. It is my belief that circumstance, situation or crises define one's future path or life's trajectory. It is my life's work to help build capacity and strengthen the belief in the possibility of change and growth in the lives of the individuals that I am fortunate and honored to counsel and serve. "- Mya R. Johnson Mya combines powerful leadership skills with a deep concern for the wellbeing of every individual.
(608) 573-8357 View (608) 573-8357
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Kevin Davies
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53711
Kevin uses a collaborative and flexible approach in his work with clients of all backgrounds. His attitude of warmth and non judgement, deliberate attention to the present moment, and familiarity with effective treatment models invites you to open up to your experience in order to pursue what truly matters to you. Kevin has worked with teens, adults, and couples in a variety of settings throughout his career. His experience in crisis management and community-based programs helps him stand with clients during struggles and triumphs with an open heart.
Kevin uses a collaborative and flexible approach in his work with clients of all backgrounds. His attitude of warmth and non judgement, deliberate attention to the present moment, and familiarity with effective treatment models invites you to open up to your experience in order to pursue what truly matters to you. Kevin has worked with teens, adults, and couples in a variety of settings throughout his career. His experience in crisis management and community-based programs helps him stand with clients during struggles and triumphs with an open heart.
(608) 336-4460 View (608) 336-4460
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Rebecca Mahan-Strupp
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Middleton, WI 53562
You’d do anything to feel okay again—to get rid of the fog that is clouding your every day. You might feel numb or disconnected and it’s affecting your happiness, relationships, and oftentimes, your productivity. Maybe you’ve tried therapy before, but something is still missing. You’ve started thinking and feeling like you’re not good enough or strong enough to handle life. Your sleep is all over the place, and you no longer enjoy the things you used to. I want you to know what you’re feeling is valid. You’ve come to the right place to find hope, healing, and answers.
You’d do anything to feel okay again—to get rid of the fog that is clouding your every day. You might feel numb or disconnected and it’s affecting your happiness, relationships, and oftentimes, your productivity. Maybe you’ve tried therapy before, but something is still missing. You’ve started thinking and feeling like you’re not good enough or strong enough to handle life. Your sleep is all over the place, and you no longer enjoy the things you used to. I want you to know what you’re feeling is valid. You’ve come to the right place to find hope, healing, and answers.
(608) 802-7615 View (608) 802-7615
Photo of Guy Blackstone, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cross Plains, WI
Guy Blackstone
Licensed Professional Counselor, CRC, LPC
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53705
Waitlist for new clients
I help people with anxiety, depression, and chronic illness to get back in control and live the life they want. Our thoughts, memories, feelings, and bodily sensations make life so hard. Do they keep you from doing the things you want? Do you feel so overwhelmed you need to run or to escape? Do they make you regret the way you’ve lived? Do they keep you from people you care about? You don’t have to live this way. We can take steps to put you back in charge of you and your life. My mission is to help you be proud of the person you are, get you doing the things you want, with the people you care about most.
I help people with anxiety, depression, and chronic illness to get back in control and live the life they want. Our thoughts, memories, feelings, and bodily sensations make life so hard. Do they keep you from doing the things you want? Do you feel so overwhelmed you need to run or to escape? Do they make you regret the way you’ve lived? Do they keep you from people you care about? You don’t have to live this way. We can take steps to put you back in charge of you and your life. My mission is to help you be proud of the person you are, get you doing the things you want, with the people you care about most.
(608) 597-6846 View (608) 597-6846
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Center for Emotional Resilience, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD, BCST
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53719
Not accepting new clients
Thank you for stopping by to read my profile! I am a licensed (doctoral-level) psychologist who utilizes an integrative, wellness-based approach to working with clients. I am trained in a variety of cognitive-behavioral, existential/spiritual, and family/systems therapies. I conduct evaluations to assess for ADHD and anxiety in children/teens. In addition to my credentials in psychology, I completed a two-year course in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, as well as several hundred hours of training in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction; both of which I integrate into psychotherapy, as needed, to address nervous system regulation.
Thank you for stopping by to read my profile! I am a licensed (doctoral-level) psychologist who utilizes an integrative, wellness-based approach to working with clients. I am trained in a variety of cognitive-behavioral, existential/spiritual, and family/systems therapies. I conduct evaluations to assess for ADHD and anxiety in children/teens. In addition to my credentials in psychology, I completed a two-year course in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, as well as several hundred hours of training in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction; both of which I integrate into psychotherapy, as needed, to address nervous system regulation.
(608) 480-6742 View (608) 480-6742
Photo of Bree Baylor, Marriage & Family Therapist in Cross Plains, WI
Bree Baylor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT-IT
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53717
Clients can expect Bree to be genuine and show up as her authentic self, because she values true human connection with clients. It is from this warm and validating place that you can leave your comfort zone and make changes in your life. Bree helps clients reduce emotional distress, manage difficult relationships, and begin thriving, not just surviving. Whether you are looking to become your best self or survive until the next day, Bree will meet you where you are at. Her philosophy is that no one is "untreatable," and everyone can benefit from therapy, so she is here to support you in good times and bad.
Clients can expect Bree to be genuine and show up as her authentic self, because she values true human connection with clients. It is from this warm and validating place that you can leave your comfort zone and make changes in your life. Bree helps clients reduce emotional distress, manage difficult relationships, and begin thriving, not just surviving. Whether you are looking to become your best self or survive until the next day, Bree will meet you where you are at. Her philosophy is that no one is "untreatable," and everyone can benefit from therapy, so she is here to support you in good times and bad.
(608) 650-5695 View (608) 650-5695
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In the Moment Child and Family Therapy, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-IT, LMFT-IT, CPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Verona, WI 53593
Many people struggle to cope with strong/uncomfortable emotions. Learning how to "regulate" emotions is a cornerstone of mental and emotional health. God created all of us as emotional beings who also use reason and logic, not the other way around. As children, our work is to learn how to recognize, validate and effectively use feelings as guides to ourselves, our relationships, behaviors, careers and so much more! If you weren't able to learn these skills, it's not too late! I work with children of all ages, from birth throughout the human lifespan, and help them to grow and thrive.
Many people struggle to cope with strong/uncomfortable emotions. Learning how to "regulate" emotions is a cornerstone of mental and emotional health. God created all of us as emotional beings who also use reason and logic, not the other way around. As children, our work is to learn how to recognize, validate and effectively use feelings as guides to ourselves, our relationships, behaviors, careers and so much more! If you weren't able to learn these skills, it's not too late! I work with children of all ages, from birth throughout the human lifespan, and help them to grow and thrive.
(608) 554-4242 View (608) 554-4242
Photo of Avi Stein, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cross Plains, WI
Avi Stein
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53705
Are you experiencing an overload of anxiety or stress and can’t bare it any longer? Do you find yourself people-pleasing and neglecting to tend to your own needs? Are you overwhelmed by small things and overly critical of yourself? Do you struggle with your relationships and have trouble connecting with others? It’s difficult to feel so out of control like you’re constantly in survival mode. Together, we can work to reconnect with your emotional world, fully experience your authentic self, and use your resources to create fundamental change.
Are you experiencing an overload of anxiety or stress and can’t bare it any longer? Do you find yourself people-pleasing and neglecting to tend to your own needs? Are you overwhelmed by small things and overly critical of yourself? Do you struggle with your relationships and have trouble connecting with others? It’s difficult to feel so out of control like you’re constantly in survival mode. Together, we can work to reconnect with your emotional world, fully experience your authentic self, and use your resources to create fundamental change.
(608) 413-3257 View (608) 413-3257
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Callie Fox
Counselor, PCTL, SAC-IT
Verified Verified
Middleton, WI 53562
Now accepting 1-2 new clients for April! Hello and welcome to my practice where we can embark on your therapeutic journey together in a safe and compassionate space. In my practice, I'm dedicated to providing a space where you can feel truly seen and understood. My primary goal is to create a supportive and safe environment so we can explore the signs that point toward healing, inner wisdom and self-honoring. My approach is trauma-sensitive and collaborative, grounded in Person-Centered counseling. Drawing from an attachment-based lens, I integrate elements of mindfulness, interpersonal processing, and cognitive/narrative therapies.
Now accepting 1-2 new clients for April! Hello and welcome to my practice where we can embark on your therapeutic journey together in a safe and compassionate space. In my practice, I'm dedicated to providing a space where you can feel truly seen and understood. My primary goal is to create a supportive and safe environment so we can explore the signs that point toward healing, inner wisdom and self-honoring. My approach is trauma-sensitive and collaborative, grounded in Person-Centered counseling. Drawing from an attachment-based lens, I integrate elements of mindfulness, interpersonal processing, and cognitive/narrative therapies.
(608) 650-6185 View (608) 650-6185

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Cross Plains, WI

< 10

Therapists in Cross Plains, WI who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
75% Bipolar Disorder
75% Life Transitions
63% Grief
63% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Other
88% Aetna
88% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Cross Plains, WI see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Cross Plains?

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.