Therapists in Dousman, WI

Photo of Dianna Susitti, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Dousman, WI
Dianna Susitti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Dousman, WI 53118
Dianna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specializing in lifespan therapy from birth to death and any issue in between. Her compassionate and empathic approach creates a safe place that allows clients to develop their authentic self. She is passionate about helping children, adults, and families heal from past trauma related to their childhood and adult experiences and to find success in building healthy relationships. Working with a team of psychiatrists and other disciplines, she provides rounded and thorough support to each client who is in a time of difficulty.
Dianna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specializing in lifespan therapy from birth to death and any issue in between. Her compassionate and empathic approach creates a safe place that allows clients to develop their authentic self. She is passionate about helping children, adults, and families heal from past trauma related to their childhood and adult experiences and to find success in building healthy relationships. Working with a team of psychiatrists and other disciplines, she provides rounded and thorough support to each client who is in a time of difficulty.
(262) 302-3710 View (262) 302-3710
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Justin Weis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Dousman, WI 53118
With empathy, compassion, and patience, Justin uses a cognitive-behavioral approach to support individuals with the various mental health challenges that they face. By working collaboratively with the individual, Justin is able to incorporate mindfulness and awareness techniques to help the individual understand how their thoughts impact their emotions and well-being. Incorporating evidence-based practices is the foundation of Justin’s approach to help his clients develop goals and sustainable practices to hone their coping strategies for long-term success.
With empathy, compassion, and patience, Justin uses a cognitive-behavioral approach to support individuals with the various mental health challenges that they face. By working collaboratively with the individual, Justin is able to incorporate mindfulness and awareness techniques to help the individual understand how their thoughts impact their emotions and well-being. Incorporating evidence-based practices is the foundation of Justin’s approach to help his clients develop goals and sustainable practices to hone their coping strategies for long-term success.
(262) 747-2267 View (262) 747-2267
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Kathleen R Kaufman
Art Therapist, MA, ATR
Verified
Dousman, WI 53118
Kathleen Kaufman, MA-ATR has worked in the Art Therapy and Education field as a therapist, teacher, administrator, educational consultant and workshop presenter for over 26 years. Kathleen Kaufman is a member of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA), and is a registered art therapist through Art Therapy Board Certification (ATBC). Her work has focused on the Visual Arts and helping individuals with mental and physical disabilities, with a emphasis on working with individuals with autism. She utilizes art media as a tool to help individuals achieve personal awareness along with exploring new opportunities that can open doors to success.
Kathleen Kaufman, MA-ATR has worked in the Art Therapy and Education field as a therapist, teacher, administrator, educational consultant and workshop presenter for over 26 years. Kathleen Kaufman is a member of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA), and is a registered art therapist through Art Therapy Board Certification (ATBC). Her work has focused on the Visual Arts and helping individuals with mental and physical disabilities, with a emphasis on working with individuals with autism. She utilizes art media as a tool to help individuals achieve personal awareness along with exploring new opportunities that can open doors to success.
(262) 324-1243 View (262) 324-1243
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Sharon M Gaffney
Counselor, MA, LPC, SAC, EMDR
Verified
2 Endorsed
Dousman, WI 53118
If the current situation has you trying to overcoming anxieties, depression, substance abuse, and eating disorders, my commitment to you is to support and empower you. My therapeutic approach is to build trusting relationships with my clients while helping them find healing life skills, and sustainable wellness. I view my work as a supporter who empowers you towards self-actualization.
If the current situation has you trying to overcoming anxieties, depression, substance abuse, and eating disorders, my commitment to you is to support and empower you. My therapeutic approach is to build trusting relationships with my clients while helping them find healing life skills, and sustainable wellness. I view my work as a supporter who empowers you towards self-actualization.
(262) 239-7933 View (262) 239-7933
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Martha S. Bache-Wiig
BA, EPA, SA
Dousman, WI 53118
Would you like to feel more inner peace and joy, and be freer to live the life you truly desire? Do you feel anxious, depressed, stressed out and stuck in situations or relationships that make you feel frustrated or even hopeless? Or maybe you have tried traditional approaches, but they didn't feel like a good fit for you. My wholistic approach to healing and growth using a unique combination of experiential methods helps you understand what patterns might be keeping you stuck and in pain, and gives you the tools you need to find relief and step into new levels of love for yourself and your life, fulfillment, and happiness.
Would you like to feel more inner peace and joy, and be freer to live the life you truly desire? Do you feel anxious, depressed, stressed out and stuck in situations or relationships that make you feel frustrated or even hopeless? Or maybe you have tried traditional approaches, but they didn't feel like a good fit for you. My wholistic approach to healing and growth using a unique combination of experiential methods helps you understand what patterns might be keeping you stuck and in pain, and gives you the tools you need to find relief and step into new levels of love for yourself and your life, fulfillment, and happiness.
(262) 457-4269 View (262) 457-4269

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Carol Kinney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Waukesha, WI 53188
Carol Kinney is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been practicing psychotherapy for over 20 years. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Master's degree in clinical psychology. Carol's approach to psychotherapy is client-centered, combining cognitive, behavioral and supportive therapies to empower clients to reach their goals. She works with adults who are experiencing concerns in the areas of anxiety, depression, grief and loss, separation/divorce and other life transitions. In her spare time Carol enjoys gardening, hiking, reading, and spending time in the Northwoods.
Carol Kinney is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been practicing psychotherapy for over 20 years. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Master's degree in clinical psychology. Carol's approach to psychotherapy is client-centered, combining cognitive, behavioral and supportive therapies to empower clients to reach their goals. She works with adults who are experiencing concerns in the areas of anxiety, depression, grief and loss, separation/divorce and other life transitions. In her spare time Carol enjoys gardening, hiking, reading, and spending time in the Northwoods.
(262) 455-9135 View (262) 455-9135
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Anxiety & OCD Treatment Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oconomowoc, WI 53066  (Online Only)
Anxiety & OCD Treatment Services is a specialty clinic that strives to provide high-quality, evidence-based treatment for those who are suffering from anxiety and OCD, and who otherwise may not have access to specialized therapy services. We work with children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with OCD- and anxiety-related concerns, including: OCD, panic and agoraphobia, health anxiety, social anxiety, specific phobias, separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, body-focused repetitive behaviors, body dysmorphic disorder, trauma and PTSD, depression and mood-related issues, among others.
Anxiety & OCD Treatment Services is a specialty clinic that strives to provide high-quality, evidence-based treatment for those who are suffering from anxiety and OCD, and who otherwise may not have access to specialized therapy services. We work with children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with OCD- and anxiety-related concerns, including: OCD, panic and agoraphobia, health anxiety, social anxiety, specific phobias, separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, body-focused repetitive behaviors, body dysmorphic disorder, trauma and PTSD, depression and mood-related issues, among others.
(608) 200-5681 View (608) 200-5681
Photo of Leah Witthuhn, Counselor in Dousman, WI
Leah Witthuhn
Counselor, LPC
Verified
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
When I think of the counseling process, I really view it as a journey of growth. It is something that can take time, and like with anything worthwhile, there are highs and lows. If we are a good fit, I want to be there with you every step of the way. My goal as a counselor is to create a safe space for each moment of your journey and to really experience those moments with you. I strive to be empathetic and create a warm and welcoming environment for all. No matter what you’re going through, we can begin this journey together.
When I think of the counseling process, I really view it as a journey of growth. It is something that can take time, and like with anything worthwhile, there are highs and lows. If we are a good fit, I want to be there with you every step of the way. My goal as a counselor is to create a safe space for each moment of your journey and to really experience those moments with you. I strive to be empathetic and create a warm and welcoming environment for all. No matter what you’re going through, we can begin this journey together.
(262) 239-7498 View (262) 239-7498
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Brittany Morrissey
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LPC-IT, NCC
Verified
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Accepting new clients. My passion is to help teens and adults who feel they are struggling discover why they are struggling and create a game plan for success. I take the role of a coach and cheerleader because I believe in providing a safe and unbiased space filled with encouragement and support to help guide and promote healing. I enjoy collaborating with my clients to help them define their goals for treatment and what their future could look like. My goal is to create a space that allows us to work together to overcome the challenges they are experiencing in the different areas of their life.
Accepting new clients. My passion is to help teens and adults who feel they are struggling discover why they are struggling and create a game plan for success. I take the role of a coach and cheerleader because I believe in providing a safe and unbiased space filled with encouragement and support to help guide and promote healing. I enjoy collaborating with my clients to help them define their goals for treatment and what their future could look like. My goal is to create a space that allows us to work together to overcome the challenges they are experiencing in the different areas of their life.
(262) 465-3961 View (262) 465-3961
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Lori R Fairbairn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Waukesha, WI 53188
Life not going quite as smoothly as you hoped? Relationship not as fulfilling as it was in the early days? Struggling with past hurts and trauma? Or feeling less motivated or more anxious? My passion to explore, learn, and help others, motivates me to find the best ways to help you become a better, happier, more fulfilled you. Truly, I believe transformation and change is possible through your own self-discovery and connection with others. I combine my humor and straight forward approach with a safe and encouraging environment. Together we work on goals and a plan for you to move forward to great opportunities for change!
Life not going quite as smoothly as you hoped? Relationship not as fulfilling as it was in the early days? Struggling with past hurts and trauma? Or feeling less motivated or more anxious? My passion to explore, learn, and help others, motivates me to find the best ways to help you become a better, happier, more fulfilled you. Truly, I believe transformation and change is possible through your own self-discovery and connection with others. I combine my humor and straight forward approach with a safe and encouraging environment. Together we work on goals and a plan for you to move forward to great opportunities for change!
(262) 746-7153 View (262) 746-7153
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Kim T Nodolf
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waukesha, WI 53188
Is your life, your child's life, family, or your marriage having challenges? My practice centers on helping people reach and maintain emotional health. Those who can achieve and maintain emotional health are better able to reach goals, learn their true potential, and live a balanced and fulfilling life. Even those who are emotionally healthy experience challenges in life - those sudden, unexpected events that seem to throw life off course. Whether it is a traumatic experience, a loss of a loved one, or a life transition, my extensive experience can help you through the challenge being faced and leave you feeling more content and confident.
Is your life, your child's life, family, or your marriage having challenges? My practice centers on helping people reach and maintain emotional health. Those who can achieve and maintain emotional health are better able to reach goals, learn their true potential, and live a balanced and fulfilling life. Even those who are emotionally healthy experience challenges in life - those sudden, unexpected events that seem to throw life off course. Whether it is a traumatic experience, a loss of a loved one, or a life transition, my extensive experience can help you through the challenge being faced and leave you feeling more content and confident.
(414) 939-7858 View (414) 939-7858
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Hannah Heckman
Counselor, LPC-IT, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Starting to see a counselor can be a scary thing, and no matter who you are, requires immense bravery. I believe we all have a collection of stories that make up who we are, and counseling should feel like a safe space to share that story. Having been in the client seat myself, I believe that in order to create a safe space for those stories to be heard, clients have to feel respected and important in a non-judgemental, confidential space. It is an honor to be trusted with the stories people have and are striving to create.
Starting to see a counselor can be a scary thing, and no matter who you are, requires immense bravery. I believe we all have a collection of stories that make up who we are, and counseling should feel like a safe space to share that story. Having been in the client seat myself, I believe that in order to create a safe space for those stories to be heard, clients have to feel respected and important in a non-judgemental, confidential space. It is an honor to be trusted with the stories people have and are striving to create.
(262) 228-2766 View (262) 228-2766
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Amy Lopez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Waukesha, WI 53188
Hello. I have been a psychotherapist for 16+ years and love working with my clients; individuals, couples or families. My clients are dealing with depression, anxiety, self esteem concerns, life adjustments and transitions, and blended family concerns. I especially like working with clients moving through their grief journey, dealing with Infertility concerns and blended family transitions. I look forward to working with you. Calling is a great first step. I can answer questions you may have and help you feel more comfortable with the counseling process. Let's start our work together.
Hello. I have been a psychotherapist for 16+ years and love working with my clients; individuals, couples or families. My clients are dealing with depression, anxiety, self esteem concerns, life adjustments and transitions, and blended family concerns. I especially like working with clients moving through their grief journey, dealing with Infertility concerns and blended family transitions. I look forward to working with you. Calling is a great first step. I can answer questions you may have and help you feel more comfortable with the counseling process. Let's start our work together.
(262) 456-3283 View (262) 456-3283
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Selena L Letteer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSAC, ICS, NCC
Verified
Mukwonago, WI 53149
Welcome to My Time Counseling Services! We enjoy working with individuals who are motivated for change and will continue to grow and learn outside of the therapeutic setting. We will give you the tools and teach you the skills you need to be successful in your therapeutic goals. We specialize in cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and schema therapy.
Welcome to My Time Counseling Services! We enjoy working with individuals who are motivated for change and will continue to grow and learn outside of the therapeutic setting. We will give you the tools and teach you the skills you need to be successful in your therapeutic goals. We specialize in cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and schema therapy.
(262) 592-5944 View (262) 592-5944
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Laurie Donnell Bjustrom
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Waukesha, WI 53188
Dr. Laurie Donnell Bjustrom is a licensed clinical psychologist. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Educational Psychology and her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Psychology. Dr. Bjustrom provides therapy for children, adolescents, and young adults. Her areas of interest include Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), ADHD, anxiety, attention and executive functioning challenges, learning difficulties, emotion regulation concerns, and social skills. Her clinical approach focuses on building a trusting therapeutic relationship with her clients and their families.
Dr. Laurie Donnell Bjustrom is a licensed clinical psychologist. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Educational Psychology and her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Psychology. Dr. Bjustrom provides therapy for children, adolescents, and young adults. Her areas of interest include Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), ADHD, anxiety, attention and executive functioning challenges, learning difficulties, emotion regulation concerns, and social skills. Her clinical approach focuses on building a trusting therapeutic relationship with her clients and their families.
(262) 588-4196 View (262) 588-4196
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Venessa Farn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, SASD, NCC, CTS
Verified
Waukesha, WI 53188  (Online Only)
My practice centers around building relationships and learning how to take care of ourselves and others. I find that people come to therapy hoping to find someone to tell them the answers, and my goal is to help people become of aware of the answers they already have: I am not the expert, you are. My practice is based in attachment theory and trauma recovery, helping people understand the physiological and developmental processes behind their behaviors, and guiding people towards lasting change while providing a caring and compassionate place to heal.
My practice centers around building relationships and learning how to take care of ourselves and others. I find that people come to therapy hoping to find someone to tell them the answers, and my goal is to help people become of aware of the answers they already have: I am not the expert, you are. My practice is based in attachment theory and trauma recovery, helping people understand the physiological and developmental processes behind their behaviors, and guiding people towards lasting change while providing a caring and compassionate place to heal.
(920) 633-3422 View (920) 633-3422
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Terri Koschnick
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Terri Koschnick is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), who has been practicing since 2000. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a Master's Degree in Counseling. Terri is a Christian counselor who integrates her training in Marriage and Family Therapy with her Christian faith. She provides individual adult, couples and family therapy. Her main areas of focus are treating trauma, anxiety and depression. She has extensive experience in successfully treating women who are, or who have been, in abusive or otherwise toxic relationships.
Terri Koschnick is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), who has been practicing since 2000. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a Master's Degree in Counseling. Terri is a Christian counselor who integrates her training in Marriage and Family Therapy with her Christian faith. She provides individual adult, couples and family therapy. Her main areas of focus are treating trauma, anxiety and depression. She has extensive experience in successfully treating women who are, or who have been, in abusive or otherwise toxic relationships.
(920) 789-3026 View (920) 789-3026
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Erin M Macier
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
I love working with youth to help with self esteem and behavioral therapy. I use time trusted, evidence based modalities for successful and sustainable treatment. I love working with teens, young adults, and parents. All to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, as well to increase self-esteem and confidence. I also love helping families and couples with bonding and conflict resolution.
I love working with youth to help with self esteem and behavioral therapy. I use time trusted, evidence based modalities for successful and sustainable treatment. I love working with teens, young adults, and parents. All to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, as well to increase self-esteem and confidence. I also love helping families and couples with bonding and conflict resolution.
(262) 332-4207 View (262) 332-4207
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Rosalina Solórzano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, SAC
Verified
Waukesha, WI 53188
Soy bilingüe en Ingles/Español. Brindo psicoterapia individual en salud mental (ejemplos: ansiedad, bipolaridad, depresión), uso de substancias/ adicciones, trauma, y problemas de relaciones interpersonales. Ofrezco un espacio cálido, acogedor y afectuoso donde puede explorar sus inquietudes/ preocupaciones y resolverlas de una manera relajada e informal a través de un enfoque terapeutico holístico. Mi objetivo es fomentar el cambio y crecimiento a su ritmo. Horario disponible: tardes y fines de semana
Soy bilingüe en Ingles/Español. Brindo psicoterapia individual en salud mental (ejemplos: ansiedad, bipolaridad, depresión), uso de substancias/ adicciones, trauma, y problemas de relaciones interpersonales. Ofrezco un espacio cálido, acogedor y afectuoso donde puede explorar sus inquietudes/ preocupaciones y resolverlas de una manera relajada e informal a través de un enfoque terapeutico holístico. Mi objetivo es fomentar el cambio y crecimiento a su ritmo. Horario disponible: tardes y fines de semana
(262) 300-4608 View (262) 300-4608
Photo of Bobby Sharp, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dousman, WI
Bobby Sharp
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAC, LPC
Verified
Hartland, WI 53029
Accepting New Clients! You tell yourself what happened to you wasn't real, but under the busyness of life you know it was. You see it coming up in you romantic relationships-the same type of person, the same conflict, the same experience that leaves you with a feeling like there's something wrong with you. Or, maybe you see it in your family relationships-wanting them to meet your needs and always being disappointed. Or, maybe you see it coming up in those moments of lost time-your mind spinning around past hurts. No matter how the trauma may surface, you can no longer live like this.
Accepting New Clients! You tell yourself what happened to you wasn't real, but under the busyness of life you know it was. You see it coming up in you romantic relationships-the same type of person, the same conflict, the same experience that leaves you with a feeling like there's something wrong with you. Or, maybe you see it in your family relationships-wanting them to meet your needs and always being disappointed. Or, maybe you see it coming up in those moments of lost time-your mind spinning around past hurts. No matter how the trauma may surface, you can no longer live like this.
(480) 400-1690 View (480) 400-1690

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Number of Therapists in Dousman, WI

< 10

Therapists in Dousman, WI who prioritize treating:

80% Depression
80% Anxiety
80% Self Esteem
60% Relationship Issues
60% Grief
60% Family Conflict
60% Sexual Abuse

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% ComPsych

How Therapists in Dousman, WI see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Dousman?

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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.