Therapists in Bram's Addition, Madison, WI

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New Beginnings Counseling Center, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MACJ, MA, LPC, SAC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Bram's Addition, Madison, WI 53713
I work collaboratively to help people discover the best versions of themselves, to repair broken relationships, to forgive wounds of the past, and to discover strategies to help them enjoy a greater quality of life. The purpose of NBCC is to help individuals achieve their personal life goals by providing evidence-based theoretical approaches that addresses all areas of life. Life can be difficult with obstacles and barriers that may seem impossible for you to be successful. There is no point in allowing anyone or anything to persist in standing in the way of you being your best self.
I work collaboratively to help people discover the best versions of themselves, to repair broken relationships, to forgive wounds of the past, and to discover strategies to help them enjoy a greater quality of life. The purpose of NBCC is to help individuals achieve their personal life goals by providing evidence-based theoretical approaches that addresses all areas of life. Life can be difficult with obstacles and barriers that may seem impossible for you to be successful. There is no point in allowing anyone or anything to persist in standing in the way of you being your best self.
(608) 400-0407 View (608) 400-0407
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Christie Gause-Bemis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CSTIP
Verified Verified
Bram's Addition, Madison, WI 53713
My ideal client is someone whom is struggling in life and motivated to seek help and make the changes necessary in their thoughts, beliefs or circumstances to get back into wellness. I enjoy working with teens. Most of my career has been with at risk youth. I also work with women's issues, addressing underlying causes of stress and overwhelm. I use Imago and Gottman approaches with couples. When working with men, we discuss the need for vulnerability and self-acceptance. Anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss can all be successfully addressed with psychotherapy.
My ideal client is someone whom is struggling in life and motivated to seek help and make the changes necessary in their thoughts, beliefs or circumstances to get back into wellness. I enjoy working with teens. Most of my career has been with at risk youth. I also work with women's issues, addressing underlying causes of stress and overwhelm. I use Imago and Gottman approaches with couples. When working with men, we discuss the need for vulnerability and self-acceptance. Anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss can all be successfully addressed with psychotherapy.
(608) 480-1559 View (608) 480-1559
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Debbie Millman
Counselor, MS, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Bram's Addition, Madison, WI 53713
Not accepting new clients
You are my ideal client if you would like to rejoin your life. Are you feeling stuck after taking more than your share of hits in life? I would love to walk with you to help you find long-term healing and recovery from traumatic events.
You are my ideal client if you would like to rejoin your life. Are you feeling stuck after taking more than your share of hits in life? I would love to walk with you to help you find long-term healing and recovery from traumatic events.
(608) 802-7739 View (608) 802-7739
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Christen R Brockner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Bram's Addition, Madison, WI 53713
The narratives of life can leave us feeling rough and jagged. Sometimes we need someone to come alongside us as we navigate the rapids, and discover the beauty and new form waiting in still waters. I consider being a part of this process to be a privilege and an honor. I serve children birth-adolescence, families, and adults. I am able to address a variety of needs, with a specialization in serving those who have experienced trauma. I provide an encouraging, supportive, attuned, relationship-focused environment, that is mindful of culture, and, if desired, incorporates faith into the work.
The narratives of life can leave us feeling rough and jagged. Sometimes we need someone to come alongside us as we navigate the rapids, and discover the beauty and new form waiting in still waters. I consider being a part of this process to be a privilege and an honor. I serve children birth-adolescence, families, and adults. I am able to address a variety of needs, with a specialization in serving those who have experienced trauma. I provide an encouraging, supportive, attuned, relationship-focused environment, that is mindful of culture, and, if desired, incorporates faith into the work.
(618) 408-1309 View (618) 408-1309
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Bethany Brewster
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Bram's Addition, Madison, WI 53713
My therapy services exist to provide genuine, Christ-centered, Christian counseling to those facing emotional or relational difficulties. I desire to equip and empower each client by relying on Biblical truths and by using practical therapy skills to help my clients heal, grow, and change. I seek to offer objective advice and focus on a big picture perspective.
My therapy services exist to provide genuine, Christ-centered, Christian counseling to those facing emotional or relational difficulties. I desire to equip and empower each client by relying on Biblical truths and by using practical therapy skills to help my clients heal, grow, and change. I seek to offer objective advice and focus on a big picture perspective.
(608) 571-1730 View (608) 571-1730
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Erika Lund
Psychologist, PsyD, SC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bram's Addition, Madison, WI 53713  (Online Only)
Sometimes we feel overwhelmed by challenges in life leaving us depressed, anxious, confused and stuck. Our distress may cue us to pay attention, heal old wounds, and mine our inner strengths and wisdom. Psychotherapy is highly personalized and helps us to manage stress and restore harmony. I draw from various treatment modalities including psychodynamic, family systems, cognitive behavioral, humanistic/transpersonal, 12 step programs, Mindfulness and coaching psychology. I approach therapy openly and collaboratively, and am committed to providing a safe, empathic space where I listen deeply, understand your worldview, and support your heroic journey towards wholeness and well-being.
Sometimes we feel overwhelmed by challenges in life leaving us depressed, anxious, confused and stuck. Our distress may cue us to pay attention, heal old wounds, and mine our inner strengths and wisdom. Psychotherapy is highly personalized and helps us to manage stress and restore harmony. I draw from various treatment modalities including psychodynamic, family systems, cognitive behavioral, humanistic/transpersonal, 12 step programs, Mindfulness and coaching psychology. I approach therapy openly and collaboratively, and am committed to providing a safe, empathic space where I listen deeply, understand your worldview, and support your heroic journey towards wholeness and well-being.
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Nancy Feingold
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bram's Addition, Madison, WI 53713
I welcome clients who want to transform difficult personal and relationship challenges into opportunities for richer, more fulfilling lives. Grief, due to death, break-up, estrangement and unresolved anger can be resolved with guidance and support. My professional training, scores of years in practice, and spiritual grounding combine to offer guidance and healing . Specific skills in mindfulness and meditation add depth to our work together.
I welcome clients who want to transform difficult personal and relationship challenges into opportunities for richer, more fulfilling lives. Grief, due to death, break-up, estrangement and unresolved anger can be resolved with guidance and support. My professional training, scores of years in practice, and spiritual grounding combine to offer guidance and healing . Specific skills in mindfulness and meditation add depth to our work together.
(608) 561-4631 View (608) 561-4631
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Susan A Cooper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC
Verified Verified
Bram's Addition, Madison, WI 53713
"Whatever we think we believe. Whatever we believe becomes reality. Whatever is our reality becomes the basis for our hopes, fears and choices." Dhammapada. Sometimes the first step in improving our life situation is asking for help. But once that first step is taken, even if it is taken out of desperation, our willingness to make changes can lead to lives filled with hope, joy and peace. My experience is with individuals who experience a variety of life problems, particularly addiction; the issues that arise from addiction and those that led to addiction.
"Whatever we think we believe. Whatever we believe becomes reality. Whatever is our reality becomes the basis for our hopes, fears and choices." Dhammapada. Sometimes the first step in improving our life situation is asking for help. But once that first step is taken, even if it is taken out of desperation, our willingness to make changes can lead to lives filled with hope, joy and peace. My experience is with individuals who experience a variety of life problems, particularly addiction; the issues that arise from addiction and those that led to addiction.
(608) 709-0401 View (608) 709-0401
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Peter C Jackson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Bram's Addition, Madison, WI 53713
In every limitation lies the seed of boundless possibility- - - As a Clinical Psychologist, I believe that within each of us resides an untapped wellspring of potential, often obscured by life's challenges and the stories we tell ourselves. My passion is gently guiding clients on a journey of self-discovery, helping them uncover their life potential and transform limitations into catalysts for growth.You may use the email service through Psychology Today for an initial inquiry. I would appreciate a brief introduction of yourself and what you are looking for. I look forward to hearing from you.
In every limitation lies the seed of boundless possibility- - - As a Clinical Psychologist, I believe that within each of us resides an untapped wellspring of potential, often obscured by life's challenges and the stories we tell ourselves. My passion is gently guiding clients on a journey of self-discovery, helping them uncover their life potential and transform limitations into catalysts for growth.You may use the email service through Psychology Today for an initial inquiry. I would appreciate a brief introduction of yourself and what you are looking for. I look forward to hearing from you.
(608) 713-6263 View (608) 713-6263
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Jody Reiss
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bram's Addition, Madison, WI 53713
Jody Reiss is a licensed psychotherapist who received her MS, LMFT from Edgewood College. In therapy, Jody uses an integrative perspective, including strength based, internal famly systems, psychodynamic, solution focused, humor, and play. She creates an atmosphere that is safe, supportive and non-judgemental. Jody has experience working collaboratively, with all ages from 5 through 84, all genders, the LGBTQ community, individuals, couples and families, on issues that include anxiety, depression, loss, self-esteem, body dysmorphia and trauma.
Jody Reiss is a licensed psychotherapist who received her MS, LMFT from Edgewood College. In therapy, Jody uses an integrative perspective, including strength based, internal famly systems, psychodynamic, solution focused, humor, and play. She creates an atmosphere that is safe, supportive and non-judgemental. Jody has experience working collaboratively, with all ages from 5 through 84, all genders, the LGBTQ community, individuals, couples and families, on issues that include anxiety, depression, loss, self-esteem, body dysmorphia and trauma.
(608) 686-6411 View (608) 686-6411
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Andy Clayton
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Bram's Addition, Madison, WI 53713
Drawing from Existential, Psychodynamic, and Psychoanalytic therapies, I believe that our emotional lives are as much informed by the world we live in as our personal histories. I start from the premise that you are a fully formed person with everything you need to live a meaningful life and achieve the presence we are all striving for. The power of connecting with one another through therapy is one of the forces that can give our lives meaning and it from this premise that I greet all of my individual clients and couples.
Drawing from Existential, Psychodynamic, and Psychoanalytic therapies, I believe that our emotional lives are as much informed by the world we live in as our personal histories. I start from the premise that you are a fully formed person with everything you need to live a meaningful life and achieve the presence we are all striving for. The power of connecting with one another through therapy is one of the forces that can give our lives meaning and it from this premise that I greet all of my individual clients and couples.
(608) 927-5817 View (608) 927-5817
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Bria Servoss
Counselor, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
Bram's Addition, Madison, WI 53713
As an existential feminist who is fascinated and informed by the meaning within each individual's experience, I have created a practice buoyed by techniques including mindfulness-based CBT, MI, and Socratic dialogue. Each person is truly the expert on her/his/their own life, and I enjoy helping my clients empower themselves by exploring how and where they find meaning, agency, freedom, and authenticity. In a warm and safe space, I invite vulnerability and frankness from each client in order for processing to deepen and understanding to emerge.
As an existential feminist who is fascinated and informed by the meaning within each individual's experience, I have created a practice buoyed by techniques including mindfulness-based CBT, MI, and Socratic dialogue. Each person is truly the expert on her/his/their own life, and I enjoy helping my clients empower themselves by exploring how and where they find meaning, agency, freedom, and authenticity. In a warm and safe space, I invite vulnerability and frankness from each client in order for processing to deepen and understanding to emerge.
(608) 979-7302 View (608) 979-7302
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Kevin Davies
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Bram's Addition, Madison, WI 53713
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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Jason Levine
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Bram's Addition, Madison, WI 53713
Jason's presence is reassuring, as his competence is immediately apparent. He pays close attention, and his keen analytical eye will discern patterns, irrational thinking habits, and unintentionally self-defeating behaviors that one may have engaged in for years. With extensive experience providing direct support to individuals with disabilities and their caretakers, Jason is happy to have broadened his practice area to include a fuller range of concerns. Jason enjoys helping individuals who are struggling with issues around life direction and finding meaning.
Jason's presence is reassuring, as his competence is immediately apparent. He pays close attention, and his keen analytical eye will discern patterns, irrational thinking habits, and unintentionally self-defeating behaviors that one may have engaged in for years. With extensive experience providing direct support to individuals with disabilities and their caretakers, Jason is happy to have broadened his practice area to include a fuller range of concerns. Jason enjoys helping individuals who are struggling with issues around life direction and finding meaning.
(608) 580-5478 View (608) 580-5478
Martin Tamkin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bram's Addition, Madison, WI 53713
Marty Tamkin, Ph.D., LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who has been practicing psychotherapy since 2004 and has been fully licensed since 2008. Dr. Tamkin has a Ph.D. from Capella University, a master's degree in marriage and family therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute, and a bachelor's degree in social work from California State University, Los Angeles. He is actively licensed in Wisconsin, as well as in California, and only sees clients through a telehealth platform. Marty is trained in several different psychotherapy approaches.
Marty Tamkin, Ph.D., LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who has been practicing psychotherapy since 2004 and has been fully licensed since 2008. Dr. Tamkin has a Ph.D. from Capella University, a master's degree in marriage and family therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute, and a bachelor's degree in social work from California State University, Los Angeles. He is actively licensed in Wisconsin, as well as in California, and only sees clients through a telehealth platform. Marty is trained in several different psychotherapy approaches.
(608) 413-3772 View (608) 413-3772
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Tom McBride
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Bram's Addition, Madison, WI 53713
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, Tom focuses on how family systems function and shape us. This allows clients to explore concerns on an individual level as well as discover how interactions with others may be affecting them. With a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Bachelor's in Art Therapy from Edgewood College in Madison, WI, he is able to provide clients with a wide range of therapeutic tools from the traditional to the creative. He is dedicated to client care and has experience working with individuals, couples, and families. Tom has spent several years working with individuals on the autism spectrum.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, Tom focuses on how family systems function and shape us. This allows clients to explore concerns on an individual level as well as discover how interactions with others may be affecting them. With a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Bachelor's in Art Therapy from Edgewood College in Madison, WI, he is able to provide clients with a wide range of therapeutic tools from the traditional to the creative. He is dedicated to client care and has experience working with individuals, couples, and families. Tom has spent several years working with individuals on the autism spectrum.
(608) 909-6584 View (608) 909-6584
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Laura Almond
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSAC
Verified Verified
Bram's Addition, Madison, WI 53713
Hello, I’m Laura, a licensed professional counselor and substance abuse therapist with over 20 years’ experience providing therapy for people struggling with life and relationship difficulties, addiction, mood disorders, and trauma. I am also a certified psychedelic-assisted psychotherapist providing ketamine-assisted therapy and integration sessions. My approach is collaborative, person-centered and strengths based. I strive to create an environment that is nonjudgmental, safe and affirming of each unique person and identity.
Hello, I’m Laura, a licensed professional counselor and substance abuse therapist with over 20 years’ experience providing therapy for people struggling with life and relationship difficulties, addiction, mood disorders, and trauma. I am also a certified psychedelic-assisted psychotherapist providing ketamine-assisted therapy and integration sessions. My approach is collaborative, person-centered and strengths based. I strive to create an environment that is nonjudgmental, safe and affirming of each unique person and identity.
(608) 420-5435 View (608) 420-5435
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Vivian Tamkin
Psychologist, LP
Verified Verified
Bram's Addition, Madison, WI 53713
Vivian L. Tamkin, PhD is a licensed psychologist (CA and WI), who has been practicing child and family psychotherapy since 2002. Dr. Tamkin has a PhD in Counseling Psychology, with a minor in Child Clinical Psychology, from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and an MA degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Oaks College and Children's School. Dr. Tamkin also has a BA degree in Child Development, with an emphasis in Child Mental Health from California State University, Northridge. Go Matadors! Dr. Tamkin's theoretical approach to clinical practice is rooted in a relational, life course lens.
Vivian L. Tamkin, PhD is a licensed psychologist (CA and WI), who has been practicing child and family psychotherapy since 2002. Dr. Tamkin has a PhD in Counseling Psychology, with a minor in Child Clinical Psychology, from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and an MA degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Oaks College and Children's School. Dr. Tamkin also has a BA degree in Child Development, with an emphasis in Child Mental Health from California State University, Northridge. Go Matadors! Dr. Tamkin's theoretical approach to clinical practice is rooted in a relational, life course lens.
(608) 557-8762 View (608) 557-8762
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Anna Roberts
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Bram's Addition, Madison, WI 53713
Anna B. Roberts is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2018. She has a BA in Sociology from Sonoma State University and an MA in Social Work (MSW) from Boston College. Anna loves working with children, adolescents, and families. She has years of experience providing trauma informed care as well as CBT, MI, PCP, and play therapy. Anna uses her background in art to promote healing and positive mental health in her therapy sessions. She hopes to earn credentialing as an Art Therapist and in EMDR. Anna and her husband have been married for 11+ years and have been trying to grow their family.
Anna B. Roberts is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2018. She has a BA in Sociology from Sonoma State University and an MA in Social Work (MSW) from Boston College. Anna loves working with children, adolescents, and families. She has years of experience providing trauma informed care as well as CBT, MI, PCP, and play therapy. Anna uses her background in art to promote healing and positive mental health in her therapy sessions. She hopes to earn credentialing as an Art Therapist and in EMDR. Anna and her husband have been married for 11+ years and have been trying to grow their family.
(608) 200-5129 View (608) 200-5129
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Steven Blank
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bram's Addition, Madison, WI 53713
Steve Blank is a licensed marriage and family therapist who works with couples and adult individuals seeking greater satisfaction in their lives and in their relationships. Steve believes that everyone has the capacity to grow and change. He works with people who may be questioning their connection to one another or who feel stuck, unmotivated, or afraid. As a family therapist, Steve encourages people to explore how the different systems they are a part of impact the quality of their lives. How does their family function? Their place of work? Their culture?.
Steve Blank is a licensed marriage and family therapist who works with couples and adult individuals seeking greater satisfaction in their lives and in their relationships. Steve believes that everyone has the capacity to grow and change. He works with people who may be questioning their connection to one another or who feel stuck, unmotivated, or afraid. As a family therapist, Steve encourages people to explore how the different systems they are a part of impact the quality of their lives. How does their family function? Their place of work? Their culture?.
(608) 420-2333 View (608) 420-2333

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Bram's Addition, Madison, WI

30+

Average cost per session

$182

Therapists in Bram's Addition, Madison, WI who prioritize treating:

91% Depression
88% Anxiety
75% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD
63% Life Transitions
59% Grief
34% ADHD

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Dean Health
76% Aetna
76% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Bram's Addition, Madison, WI see their clients

94% In Person and Online
6% Online Only

Gender breakdown

65% Female
35% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bram's Addition, Madison?

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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.