Therapists in La Crosse, WI

Photo of Tara Farmer, LPC, CSW, Licensed Professional Counselor
Tara Farmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSW
Verified Verified
La Crosse, WI 54601
Are you tired of your ANXIETY or OCD ruining your life? Has the constant worry, doubt or intrusive thoughts made it difficult to work, parent, focus or just exist? You are here because you need effective strategies that create lasting change so that these chronic, and sometimes debilitating symptoms do not dictate your day. I can help you create ways to cope and respond differently to your anxiety or OCD so that you can be present in your life and work towards your values without the negative impact from anxiety. Imagine what it would be like if your anxiety was not so powerful? What would be different? What would you get back?
Are you tired of your ANXIETY or OCD ruining your life? Has the constant worry, doubt or intrusive thoughts made it difficult to work, parent, focus or just exist? You are here because you need effective strategies that create lasting change so that these chronic, and sometimes debilitating symptoms do not dictate your day. I can help you create ways to cope and respond differently to your anxiety or OCD so that you can be present in your life and work towards your values without the negative impact from anxiety. Imagine what it would be like if your anxiety was not so powerful? What would be different? What would you get back?
(608) 200-2683 View (608) 200-2683
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Jay Clark
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPCC
Verified Verified
La Crosse, WI 54601
I believe that most people are naturally inclined toward growth and healing. People move toward self-actualization when life circumstances are right. I work with my clients to identify personal strengths and situational barriers for the purpose of maximizing potential. I have over 15 years of experience in the counseling field. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults on a variety of personal and interpersonal issues. Feel free to contact me if you would like to make an appointment or if you have questions of any kind.
I believe that most people are naturally inclined toward growth and healing. People move toward self-actualization when life circumstances are right. I work with my clients to identify personal strengths and situational barriers for the purpose of maximizing potential. I have over 15 years of experience in the counseling field. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults on a variety of personal and interpersonal issues. Feel free to contact me if you would like to make an appointment or if you have questions of any kind.
(608) 302-6917 View (608) 302-6917
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Diane Monte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Crosse, WI 54601
Let’s build a foundation of connectedness! Life is in constant motion with moments of joy, celebration and ease, as well as moments of grief, stress and disconnect. My commitment is to meet you where you are, build on your skills, all while adding new tools that help you move toward your values and goals.
Let’s build a foundation of connectedness! Life is in constant motion with moments of joy, celebration and ease, as well as moments of grief, stress and disconnect. My commitment is to meet you where you are, build on your skills, all while adding new tools that help you move toward your values and goals.
(608) 315-5191 View (608) 315-5191
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Dr. Das Gupta- Walk And Talk Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MSc, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Crosse, WI 54601
Walk and talk therapy is an innovative approach to psychotherapy that combines physical activity with traditional talk therapy. Conducted outdoors, this method involves the therapist and client walking together during their sessions. The benefits of walk and talk therapy are multifaceted. Firstly, the physical activity can help reduce stress and anxiety, as exercise is known to release endorphins, which improve mood. Secondly, the natural environment can provide a calming and grounding backdrop, making it easier for clients to open up and discuss their thoughts and feelings.
Walk and talk therapy is an innovative approach to psychotherapy that combines physical activity with traditional talk therapy. Conducted outdoors, this method involves the therapist and client walking together during their sessions. The benefits of walk and talk therapy are multifaceted. Firstly, the physical activity can help reduce stress and anxiety, as exercise is known to release endorphins, which improve mood. Secondly, the natural environment can provide a calming and grounding backdrop, making it easier for clients to open up and discuss their thoughts and feelings.
(608) 708-7093 View (608) 708-7093
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Chris Newton
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
La Crosse, WI 54601
Waitlist for new clients
Over the course of an individual's life, new events can lead to a disruption in the ability to effectively cope with stressors that may have once been handled effectively. As such, my professional focus is on helping clients who have been through a traumatic/stressful event heal more effectively so that they may resume their lives in a healthier and happier manner. I work primarily from a Cognitive-Behavioral and Strength-based approach, and specific mental health concerns I specialize in include, but are not limited to, Relationship Difficulties, Parenting, Addiction, Depression/Anxiety, Trauma/PTSD, and Grief.
Over the course of an individual's life, new events can lead to a disruption in the ability to effectively cope with stressors that may have once been handled effectively. As such, my professional focus is on helping clients who have been through a traumatic/stressful event heal more effectively so that they may resume their lives in a healthier and happier manner. I work primarily from a Cognitive-Behavioral and Strength-based approach, and specific mental health concerns I specialize in include, but are not limited to, Relationship Difficulties, Parenting, Addiction, Depression/Anxiety, Trauma/PTSD, and Grief.
(608) 530-0575 View (608) 530-0575
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Rhonda Madsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Crosse, WI 54601
I am a mental health counselor and a Holy Fire III Karuna Reiki Master Practitioner. During counseling sessions, I interweave traditional therapy practices with the energy healing techniques of Reiki. I am also certified in ThetaHealing, Pranic Healing and Vibrational Sound healing techniques. And I am informed by my learnings from my Shamanic studies. I incorporate spiritual work and forms of energy healing into counseling sessions to assist people in growth and healing. The goal of our time together is for you to deeply connect with the truth that you have everything inside of you that you need to be whole, happy, and thriving.
I am a mental health counselor and a Holy Fire III Karuna Reiki Master Practitioner. During counseling sessions, I interweave traditional therapy practices with the energy healing techniques of Reiki. I am also certified in ThetaHealing, Pranic Healing and Vibrational Sound healing techniques. And I am informed by my learnings from my Shamanic studies. I incorporate spiritual work and forms of energy healing into counseling sessions to assist people in growth and healing. The goal of our time together is for you to deeply connect with the truth that you have everything inside of you that you need to be whole, happy, and thriving.
(608) 200-2386 View (608) 200-2386
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Liz Stine
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
La Crosse, WI 54601
OCD, ANXIETY, PANIC, and PHOBIAS can all be incredibly uncomfortable, taking away precious time from what is important to you. Perhaps rumination, checking or intrusive, scary thoughts are ruining valuable aspects of your life. You want to feel better, you want relief and you want connection with others. What if you could experience less anxiety, feel more confident, and be able to approach your day with more surplus? Together we will make a plan that creates lasting change and together find strategies that work for you - that you can take into your daily life.
OCD, ANXIETY, PANIC, and PHOBIAS can all be incredibly uncomfortable, taking away precious time from what is important to you. Perhaps rumination, checking or intrusive, scary thoughts are ruining valuable aspects of your life. You want to feel better, you want relief and you want connection with others. What if you could experience less anxiety, feel more confident, and be able to approach your day with more surplus? Together we will make a plan that creates lasting change and together find strategies that work for you - that you can take into your daily life.
(608) 200-2324 View (608) 200-2324
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Ashley Grimsled
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Crosse, WI 54601
Waitlist for new clients
I am not accepting new clients until July as new openings are limited. No evening hours open. I've been helping clients find their way through these feelings for the last 12 years. I can help clients learn about and use effective coping skills in order to gain a better understanding of themselves and work on becoming happy, healthy, and strong individuals. Sometimes people are just looking for someone to talk to and I am hear to listen, guide, and help you achieve your best life. I work with everyone to come up with a treatment plan that best suits their individual needs. Let's set up a plan together that we can work through.
I am not accepting new clients until July as new openings are limited. No evening hours open. I've been helping clients find their way through these feelings for the last 12 years. I can help clients learn about and use effective coping skills in order to gain a better understanding of themselves and work on becoming happy, healthy, and strong individuals. Sometimes people are just looking for someone to talk to and I am hear to listen, guide, and help you achieve your best life. I work with everyone to come up with a treatment plan that best suits their individual needs. Let's set up a plan together that we can work through.
(608) 383-5374 View (608) 383-5374
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Melissa Fannin
Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
La Crosse, WI 54601
If you are suffering from anxiety or depression, I can help you become a participant in your own change. If you've experienced grief or trauma, I offer a safe space in which to unpack it. I believe in letting you know exactly what is going on through the entire therapeutic process, so you will never be in the dark about my intentions or the direction you are going. I am especially effective at helping you deconstruct and examine your role in existing issues. We will develop practical, everyday skills to help make you a more mindful, self-aware person.
If you are suffering from anxiety or depression, I can help you become a participant in your own change. If you've experienced grief or trauma, I offer a safe space in which to unpack it. I believe in letting you know exactly what is going on through the entire therapeutic process, so you will never be in the dark about my intentions or the direction you are going. I am especially effective at helping you deconstruct and examine your role in existing issues. We will develop practical, everyday skills to help make you a more mindful, self-aware person.
(608) 480-1676 View (608) 480-1676
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Gregg Scharf
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CSAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Crosse, WI 54601
I am accepting new clients. I have experience working in a variety of clinical settings treating both mental health and addiction issues simultaneously or separately. I offer court-ordered alcohol and drug assessments, DOT assessments as a certified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), as well as attorney-ordered assessments. What makes my approach unique, is my ability to adapt treatment to fit your specific needs thereby making a complicated process a little more manageable. When the client can wrap their mind around the problem in a way they've never considered is the beginning point for effective and meaningful therapy.
I am accepting new clients. I have experience working in a variety of clinical settings treating both mental health and addiction issues simultaneously or separately. I offer court-ordered alcohol and drug assessments, DOT assessments as a certified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), as well as attorney-ordered assessments. What makes my approach unique, is my ability to adapt treatment to fit your specific needs thereby making a complicated process a little more manageable. When the client can wrap their mind around the problem in a way they've never considered is the beginning point for effective and meaningful therapy.
(608) 466-4762 View (608) 466-4762
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Jennifer L Burelbach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LCSW, DCSW
Verified Verified
La Crosse, WI 54601
I cannot think of a single person who hasn't hit a bump in the road of life. We all have this happen- you know, times when we go a bit off track. Maybe, it is difficulty at home or couples constantly arguing. Maybe parents and children are not getting along. Perhaps it is more personal: you are just not feeling quite right, are feeling down and depressed, or are anxious and disorganized. Maybe you are struggling with past hurts or trauma. I am here to help.
I cannot think of a single person who hasn't hit a bump in the road of life. We all have this happen- you know, times when we go a bit off track. Maybe, it is difficulty at home or couples constantly arguing. Maybe parents and children are not getting along. Perhaps it is more personal: you are just not feeling quite right, are feeling down and depressed, or are anxious and disorganized. Maybe you are struggling with past hurts or trauma. I am here to help.
(608) 530-0694 View (608) 530-0694
Photo of Kenzie L Fox, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Kenzie L Fox
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
La Crosse, WI 54601
Not accepting new clients
Many people start therapy with me because of anxiety, depression, trauma, and/or relationship conflicts. Once we get started, more often than not, it becomes a self-growth journey! I believe you are the expert in your own life. I can simply serve as a guide, walking along next to you, to help you become who you want to be. You have what you need inside of you - you might just need a mirror to really see it. I believe in the power of validation. Everyone wants to be seen, heard, and understood. Clients are most successful when they are ready to put in the work, and when they know what they want to get out of the therapy process.
Many people start therapy with me because of anxiety, depression, trauma, and/or relationship conflicts. Once we get started, more often than not, it becomes a self-growth journey! I believe you are the expert in your own life. I can simply serve as a guide, walking along next to you, to help you become who you want to be. You have what you need inside of you - you might just need a mirror to really see it. I believe in the power of validation. Everyone wants to be seen, heard, and understood. Clients are most successful when they are ready to put in the work, and when they know what they want to get out of the therapy process.
(608) 406-4676 View (608) 406-4676
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Brittany Massengale Houin
Counselor, PhD, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
La Crosse, WI 54601  (Online Only)
Hello there. In this space, you're seen and heard, just as you are. If you're navigating life's complexities and seeking a deeper understanding of yourself, this is a place for you. Here, we'll walk together in a journey of self-discovery, where your feelings and experiences are not only acknowledged but valued. It's not about fixing you; it's about meeting you where you are and accompanying you towards your own growth and fulfillment. If you're ready to explore your true self in a genuine, empathetic environment, I'm here to support you on this journey. Let's connect with openness and curiosity.
Hello there. In this space, you're seen and heard, just as you are. If you're navigating life's complexities and seeking a deeper understanding of yourself, this is a place for you. Here, we'll walk together in a journey of self-discovery, where your feelings and experiences are not only acknowledged but valued. It's not about fixing you; it's about meeting you where you are and accompanying you towards your own growth and fulfillment. If you're ready to explore your true self in a genuine, empathetic environment, I'm here to support you on this journey. Let's connect with openness and curiosity.
(608) 602-2176 View (608) 602-2176
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Jeanne Claire Szatkowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC
Verified Verified
La Crosse, WI 54601
I have worked with many people over the years; young children, adolescents, young adults, adults, all with various issues. Many of the clients I see are struggling with anxiety, worries, depression, chemical use, relationship concerns, or parenting dilemmas. Often times, people are most helped by having someone to listen, to help them explore the issue, and to find solutions that work for them. My 35 years of experience have given me insight into what strategies are most effective. I am licensed and skilled in both mental health and chemical use issues.
I have worked with many people over the years; young children, adolescents, young adults, adults, all with various issues. Many of the clients I see are struggling with anxiety, worries, depression, chemical use, relationship concerns, or parenting dilemmas. Often times, people are most helped by having someone to listen, to help them explore the issue, and to find solutions that work for them. My 35 years of experience have given me insight into what strategies are most effective. I am licensed and skilled in both mental health and chemical use issues.
(608) 807-1930 View (608) 807-1930
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Peaceful Journey Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
La Crosse, WI 54601
Every one of us is on a very personal journey through life and we all face unexpected challenges from time to time. Your road ahead may seem impossible to navigate and may even feel overwhelming. In these moments it's good to have help available and accessible. It's never easy to ask for assistance but that is the first and most important step in getting back what now seems lost and out of reach.
Every one of us is on a very personal journey through life and we all face unexpected challenges from time to time. Your road ahead may seem impossible to navigate and may even feel overwhelming. In these moments it's good to have help available and accessible. It's never easy to ask for assistance but that is the first and most important step in getting back what now seems lost and out of reach.
(608) 433-9741 View (608) 433-9741
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Meg Jelen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
La Crosse, WI 54601
You have made it far in life, so I know you are already strong and skilled! Sometimes it can be difficult to see that part of ourselves; we might lose sight of our abilities or be blinded by the stressors we face. Or perhaps the skills and abilities that carried us through past challenges are not supporting us through our current circumstances. My philosophy of care is holistic combining evidence-based practices with a multi-dimensional approach to well-being. I work to support and empower clients in improving their quality of life and achieving their goals.
You have made it far in life, so I know you are already strong and skilled! Sometimes it can be difficult to see that part of ourselves; we might lose sight of our abilities or be blinded by the stressors we face. Or perhaps the skills and abilities that carried us through past challenges are not supporting us through our current circumstances. My philosophy of care is holistic combining evidence-based practices with a multi-dimensional approach to well-being. I work to support and empower clients in improving their quality of life and achieving their goals.
(608) 200-2641 View (608) 200-2641
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Amelia Cronk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, APSW, LGSW
Verified Verified
La Crosse, WI 54601
Through prior clinical experience and graduate school, I have provided services to those individuals experiencing and dealing with challenges related to related to depression, anxiety, attachment issues, adjustment disorders, relationship issues, adolescent issues, college age issues, and who identify as LGBTQ+. This prior experience is in addition to other stressors or life's experiences and challenges individual are facing. Through my time working in the MCHS Emergency Department, I have worked with individuals in crisis and provided crisis intervention services and completed suicide risk assessments.
Through prior clinical experience and graduate school, I have provided services to those individuals experiencing and dealing with challenges related to related to depression, anxiety, attachment issues, adjustment disorders, relationship issues, adolescent issues, college age issues, and who identify as LGBTQ+. This prior experience is in addition to other stressors or life's experiences and challenges individual are facing. Through my time working in the MCHS Emergency Department, I have worked with individuals in crisis and provided crisis intervention services and completed suicide risk assessments.
(608) 344-5471 View (608) 344-5471
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Cheryl Purdue
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT, SEP
Verified Verified
La Crosse, WI 54601  (Online Only)
My focus is on healing developmental trauma and its accompanying symptoms, which include anxiety, depression and unresolved grief. With more than 40 years spent as a therapist, and with my specialized somatic training, I help my clients use their body, mind and heart to get grounded, discharge old trauma and connect to their authentic selves. The more any of us can live with access to our full, unimpeded life force, the greater the gift to ourselves and the world.
My focus is on healing developmental trauma and its accompanying symptoms, which include anxiety, depression and unresolved grief. With more than 40 years spent as a therapist, and with my specialized somatic training, I help my clients use their body, mind and heart to get grounded, discharge old trauma and connect to their authentic selves. The more any of us can live with access to our full, unimpeded life force, the greater the gift to ourselves and the world.
(608) 401-4361 View (608) 401-4361
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Sundance Psychological LLC
Psychologist, PhD, LP, NCSP
Verified Verified
La Crosse, WI 54601
I'm Dr. Ruth Schumacher-Martinez. I'm so glad you understand you deserve support! I want to help you navigate from dread, stress, anxiety, and feeling stuck to experiencing calm movement and energy in advancing your goals. One size does not fit all and when your brain is wired differently life can feel like you are wearing clothes that don’t fit. Finding comfortable, accessible spaces is tough for everyone, but when you have a built-in difference that is invisible to others, it can seem an insurmountable obstacle. My goal is to to be a psychologist who “gets it” and helps you develop the skills you need to create the life you want.
I'm Dr. Ruth Schumacher-Martinez. I'm so glad you understand you deserve support! I want to help you navigate from dread, stress, anxiety, and feeling stuck to experiencing calm movement and energy in advancing your goals. One size does not fit all and when your brain is wired differently life can feel like you are wearing clothes that don’t fit. Finding comfortable, accessible spaces is tough for everyone, but when you have a built-in difference that is invisible to others, it can seem an insurmountable obstacle. My goal is to to be a psychologist who “gets it” and helps you develop the skills you need to create the life you want.
(608) 708-6497 View (608) 708-6497
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HeartJourney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
La Crosse, WI 54601
Waitlist for new clients
I offer a compassionate, open and supportive environment to help you create the life you want to live. Your goals and personal journey guide the sessions. My specialty is couple relationships, with an emphasis on healthy and helpful communication. I also work with both adolescents and adults in the treatment of anxiety, depression and anger management. I use both solution focused and mindfulness approaches to assist you in resolving the challenges you are facing. I also help families at all stages of life improve their family interactions and communication, and create a fulfilling loving family life.
I offer a compassionate, open and supportive environment to help you create the life you want to live. Your goals and personal journey guide the sessions. My specialty is couple relationships, with an emphasis on healthy and helpful communication. I also work with both adolescents and adults in the treatment of anxiety, depression and anger management. I use both solution focused and mindfulness approaches to assist you in resolving the challenges you are facing. I also help families at all stages of life improve their family interactions and communication, and create a fulfilling loving family life.
(608) 254-9663 View (608) 254-9663
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in La Crosse, WI

80+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in La Crosse, WI who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
86% Relationship Issues
86% Depression
79% Coping Skills
73% Self Esteem
72% Stress
68% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Optum

How Therapists in La Crosse, WI see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in La Crosse?

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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.