Therapists in East Town, Milwaukee, WI

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Mary Hanson
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Town, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Waitlist for new clients
My goal as a therapist is to work collaboratively with clients to create meaningful change. I believe that complex intersections of identity shape our lived experiences, and I strive to create a therapeutic experience wherein clients feel seen, heard, and respected as unique individuals. I have experience working with young adults facing a variety of challenges pertaining to school, major life transitions, and mental health. I have worked with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD, adjustment disorder, grief, and low self-esteem. I currently work with adults of all ages.
My goal as a therapist is to work collaboratively with clients to create meaningful change. I believe that complex intersections of identity shape our lived experiences, and I strive to create a therapeutic experience wherein clients feel seen, heard, and respected as unique individuals. I have experience working with young adults facing a variety of challenges pertaining to school, major life transitions, and mental health. I have worked with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD, adjustment disorder, grief, and low self-esteem. I currently work with adults of all ages.
(414) 662-9328 x513 View (414) 662-9328 x513
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Melissa Geason
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
East Town, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Melissa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults in settings that include outpatient, inpatient, school, and community-based. She uses treatment approaches that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused therapy, Structural family therapy, psychoeducation, mindfulness, play therapy, and crisis planning. She has a Bachelors degree in Family Studies and Human Relations and a Masters degree in Social Work. Melissa believes that it is a privilege to be a part of another person/families recovery and healing.
Melissa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults in settings that include outpatient, inpatient, school, and community-based. She uses treatment approaches that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused therapy, Structural family therapy, psychoeducation, mindfulness, play therapy, and crisis planning. She has a Bachelors degree in Family Studies and Human Relations and a Masters degree in Social Work. Melissa believes that it is a privilege to be a part of another person/families recovery and healing.
(262) 592-5261 View (262) 592-5261
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Andrea Bowes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Not Verified Not Verified
East Town, Milwaukee, WI 53202
I have over 25 years of clinical experience helping children, adolescents and adults navigate life's transitions. Combining cutting edge innovative techniques with a broad assortment of traditional approaches, I provide a unique approach tailored to the individuals and families that I work with. And, as a certified trauma specialist I work with both acute and complex trauma issues, in the understanding that trauma truly is in the eye of the beholder.
I have over 25 years of clinical experience helping children, adolescents and adults navigate life's transitions. Combining cutting edge innovative techniques with a broad assortment of traditional approaches, I provide a unique approach tailored to the individuals and families that I work with. And, as a certified trauma specialist I work with both acute and complex trauma issues, in the understanding that trauma truly is in the eye of the beholder.
(414) 376-4099 x105 View (414) 376-4099 x105
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Jennifer Maxwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
East Town, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Jennifer Maxwell, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her master's degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She has over 15 years of experience in the mental health field working with adolescents, adults, families and group treatment. Jennifer utilizes an eclectic approach in her practice utilizing a variety of evidence-based therapy models such as dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness practice.
Jennifer Maxwell, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her master's degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She has over 15 years of experience in the mental health field working with adolescents, adults, families and group treatment. Jennifer utilizes an eclectic approach in her practice utilizing a variety of evidence-based therapy models such as dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness practice.
(262) 205-7540 View (262) 205-7540
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Ben Endres
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD
Verified Verified
East Town, Milwaukee, WI 53202
I am experienced therapist who helps individuals and couples address challenges, enrich relationships and achieve deep insights into their personality and their emotions. My clients find that I offer a pragmatic, intelligent and empathetic response to their concerns. I focus on the immediate challenges that my clients are facing, while helping them to see themselves and their relationships in deeper way.
I am experienced therapist who helps individuals and couples address challenges, enrich relationships and achieve deep insights into their personality and their emotions. My clients find that I offer a pragmatic, intelligent and empathetic response to their concerns. I focus on the immediate challenges that my clients are facing, while helping them to see themselves and their relationships in deeper way.
(414) 502-8292 View (414) 502-8292
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Rachel Wagner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Town, Milwaukee, WI 53202
With over 14 years of experience, my belief is that seeking out counseling services is a brave and proactive way to improve one’s quality of life. I strive to tailor all of my clients’ therapeutic journeys to their respective individual hopes, goals and needs to leave them feeling more complete, joyful, and with a greater understanding of themselves than prior to entering therapy. I aim to create a warm, kind, inclusive and safe therapeutic space that is free of judgment and open to what the client brings to each session. I particularly enjoy working with clients through transitional periods in their life.
With over 14 years of experience, my belief is that seeking out counseling services is a brave and proactive way to improve one’s quality of life. I strive to tailor all of my clients’ therapeutic journeys to their respective individual hopes, goals and needs to leave them feeling more complete, joyful, and with a greater understanding of themselves than prior to entering therapy. I aim to create a warm, kind, inclusive and safe therapeutic space that is free of judgment and open to what the client brings to each session. I particularly enjoy working with clients through transitional periods in their life.
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Stephanie J Erbes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
East Town, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Waitlist for new clients
It can be difficult to ask for help when life gets overwhelming and you believe you should be able to handle everything on your own. Everyone needs support at times. Let's work together to identify and change unhealthy patterns in your life. My goal is to provide a judgement-free space for you to share your unique strengths and challenges. Most clients benefit from simply being heard and validated without judgement. Successful clients are open to trying something different. Keep an open mind and consider new approaches to coping and problem resolution and you'll experience change.
It can be difficult to ask for help when life gets overwhelming and you believe you should be able to handle everything on your own. Everyone needs support at times. Let's work together to identify and change unhealthy patterns in your life. My goal is to provide a judgement-free space for you to share your unique strengths and challenges. Most clients benefit from simply being heard and validated without judgement. Successful clients are open to trying something different. Keep an open mind and consider new approaches to coping and problem resolution and you'll experience change.
(262) 417-7815 View (262) 417-7815
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Easttown Psychotherapy, L.L.C.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Town, Milwaukee, WI 53202
With compassion and understanding, I work to create a safe and trusting environment for individuals to share their inner most thoughts and feelings.  I will also meet each individual where they are in life and to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth the they are committed to accomplishing. As a therapist uniquely trained to listen in depth, I offer my warm, thoughtful style and 15 years of experience to listen with patience, understanding and insight.  If you are wanting more than just listening and understanding, you maybe seeking therapy because today's troubles express how something's not working for you.  My psychodynamic approach considers your current circumstance, past history, feelings and motivations, dreams and disappointments. In short, you as a whole person. By looking at you as a whole person, I can help you develop your self understanding and acceptance so that you can be more open of your strengths, accepting of your limitations, capable of a living a fuller life and confident about today.
With compassion and understanding, I work to create a safe and trusting environment for individuals to share their inner most thoughts and feelings.  I will also meet each individual where they are in life and to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth the they are committed to accomplishing. As a therapist uniquely trained to listen in depth, I offer my warm, thoughtful style and 15 years of experience to listen with patience, understanding and insight.  If you are wanting more than just listening and understanding, you maybe seeking therapy because today's troubles express how something's not working for you.  My psychodynamic approach considers your current circumstance, past history, feelings and motivations, dreams and disappointments. In short, you as a whole person. By looking at you as a whole person, I can help you develop your self understanding and acceptance so that you can be more open of your strengths, accepting of your limitations, capable of a living a fuller life and confident about today.
(414) 306-6627 View (414) 306-6627
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Emma Nelson
Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Town, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Feeling anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed? Are you looking for support and ways to cope? Whether you are going through recent stressors or had past challenges, there is a path to a better tomorrow. Through exploration of your unique self, we can work together to guide you to your goals.
Feeling anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed? Are you looking for support and ways to cope? Whether you are going through recent stressors or had past challenges, there is a path to a better tomorrow. Through exploration of your unique self, we can work together to guide you to your goals.
(414) 296-9981 x504 View (414) 296-9981 x504
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Rebekah Sandell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Town, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Vulnerability is the strength that makes us humanly genuine. Through a non-judgmental and culturally sensitive lens, we will work together to uncover and build upon your resilience. I am here to empathically support your therapeutic journey and when you feel comfortable, I will gently challenge your preconceptions about yourself and the world around you. This is where growth happens. I encourage you to bring your fullest self to sessions, whatever that may entail, ie. humor, colorful language, creativity, authenticity…and I will do the same.
Vulnerability is the strength that makes us humanly genuine. Through a non-judgmental and culturally sensitive lens, we will work together to uncover and build upon your resilience. I am here to empathically support your therapeutic journey and when you feel comfortable, I will gently challenge your preconceptions about yourself and the world around you. This is where growth happens. I encourage you to bring your fullest self to sessions, whatever that may entail, ie. humor, colorful language, creativity, authenticity…and I will do the same.
(414) 441-4837 x510 View (414) 441-4837 x510
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Regina Goodman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
East Town, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Not accepting new clients
Are you ready to end your struggle with negative self-talk, disruptive behaviors, unhealthy relationships, constant anxiety or depressed thoughts? Some common thoughts my clients express are: “My anxiety is paralyzing,” “I always end up in these destructive relationships,” “I’ll never find the right person,” “I’m a terrible parent,” “I’m such a failure,” “I keep making the same mistakes,” “I’ll never be good enough.” I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to keep feeling this way. You don’t have to stay disconnected and lonely, anxious or overwhelmed. Change is possible. Congratulations on beginning this process.
Are you ready to end your struggle with negative self-talk, disruptive behaviors, unhealthy relationships, constant anxiety or depressed thoughts? Some common thoughts my clients express are: “My anxiety is paralyzing,” “I always end up in these destructive relationships,” “I’ll never find the right person,” “I’m a terrible parent,” “I’m such a failure,” “I keep making the same mistakes,” “I’ll never be good enough.” I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to keep feeling this way. You don’t have to stay disconnected and lonely, anxious or overwhelmed. Change is possible. Congratulations on beginning this process.
(262) 392-8531 View (262) 392-8531
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Dawn Giorno
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
East Town, Milwaukee, WI 53202
If you are looking for clarity, increased self-awareness and ways to accept and/or change the challenging areas in your life, I'm here to help. I specialize in couples and individuals and utilize a collaborative approach to understand all the parts of yourself and/or your partner. I also work closely with those in the perinatal and parenthood period of life who are looking to increase self-care, maintain healthy boundaries and communicate effectively. Finding balance in life can be hard and therapy is a great space to explore these issues, uncover your unique strengths and learn new skills to improve your life and relationships.
If you are looking for clarity, increased self-awareness and ways to accept and/or change the challenging areas in your life, I'm here to help. I specialize in couples and individuals and utilize a collaborative approach to understand all the parts of yourself and/or your partner. I also work closely with those in the perinatal and parenthood period of life who are looking to increase self-care, maintain healthy boundaries and communicate effectively. Finding balance in life can be hard and therapy is a great space to explore these issues, uncover your unique strengths and learn new skills to improve your life and relationships.
(414) 540-8638 View (414) 540-8638
Dana Stevens
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LPC IT
Verified Verified
East Town, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Areas of focus - Personal: Eating and body issues/wellness, Anxiety management, Couples.+ At Work: Well-being and fulfillment, Team well-being, Interpersonal skills.
Areas of focus - Personal: Eating and body issues/wellness, Anxiety management, Couples.+ At Work: Well-being and fulfillment, Team well-being, Interpersonal skills.
(414) 404-7369 View (414) 404-7369
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Alexander Wissing
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
East Town, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Alex Wissing is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 5 years of experience specializing in depression, anxiety, OCD, and a variety of other mental health concerns. Alex treats adults aged 18 and older utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in his approach with clients. Alex earned his bachelor’s degree at UW-Wisconsin Milwaukee in Psychology. He completed his Master of Science in Counseling Psychology at UW-Wisconsin Milwaukee. Alex has spent the last 7 years working in a variety of programs and levels of care at Rogers Behavioral Health in Oconomowoc, WI.
Alex Wissing is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 5 years of experience specializing in depression, anxiety, OCD, and a variety of other mental health concerns. Alex treats adults aged 18 and older utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in his approach with clients. Alex earned his bachelor’s degree at UW-Wisconsin Milwaukee in Psychology. He completed his Master of Science in Counseling Psychology at UW-Wisconsin Milwaukee. Alex has spent the last 7 years working in a variety of programs and levels of care at Rogers Behavioral Health in Oconomowoc, WI.
(262) 599-6537 View (262) 599-6537
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Shaquita Glenn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
East Town, Milwaukee, WI 53202  (Online Only)
Seeking professional help takes courage & self awareness. You recognize your need to delve deeper, wanting to address your concerns so that you’re able to heal. You want to show up as the highest version of yourself. Living a life of quality is the ultimate goal.
Seeking professional help takes courage & self awareness. You recognize your need to delve deeper, wanting to address your concerns so that you’re able to heal. You want to show up as the highest version of yourself. Living a life of quality is the ultimate goal.
(920) 990-0168 View (920) 990-0168
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Cayla Lund
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
East Town, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Cayla Lund is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist with over 4 years of experience specializing in depression, anxiety, trauma, and transitional concerns. Cayla is passionate about working with the LGBTQ+ community and helping navigate through related issues. Cayla provides treatment to clients ages ranging from 10 years old and 35 years old. Cayla utilizes Person Centered, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy, and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Cayla has experience counseling children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and groups in clinical and inpatient settings.
Cayla Lund is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist with over 4 years of experience specializing in depression, anxiety, trauma, and transitional concerns. Cayla is passionate about working with the LGBTQ+ community and helping navigate through related issues. Cayla provides treatment to clients ages ranging from 10 years old and 35 years old. Cayla utilizes Person Centered, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy, and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Cayla has experience counseling children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and groups in clinical and inpatient settings.
(262) 333-0487 View (262) 333-0487
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New Prospects Counseling Services
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
East Town, Milwaukee, WI 53202
New Prospects Counseling Services has been serving children, adults and couples in Milwaukee since 1977. Located on the upper east side of Milwaukee, our office space combines the charm of the old with the convenience of the new for a comfortable and welcoming environment.
New Prospects Counseling Services has been serving children, adults and couples in Milwaukee since 1977. Located on the upper east side of Milwaukee, our office space combines the charm of the old with the convenience of the new for a comfortable and welcoming environment.
(414) 441-1979 x1 View (414) 441-1979 x1
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Mary Jane M. Demet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
East Town, Milwaukee, WI 53202
I enjoy walking a journey of self-discovery with clients who want to have a more meaningful life and enhanced interpersonal relationships. Struggling with depression and anxiety makes life seem overwhelming and change difficult. I can help.
I enjoy walking a journey of self-discovery with clients who want to have a more meaningful life and enhanced interpersonal relationships. Struggling with depression and anxiety makes life seem overwhelming and change difficult. I can help.
(414) 269-5507 View (414) 269-5507
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Radical Change Counseling and Coaching
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
East Town, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Radical Change Counseling and Coaching is focused on helping people who feel stuck and always needing to control everything make lasting change. If you feel that you are a hamster on a wheel and no matter what you do, you just feel like you are having the same issues over and over again without help, we may have the approach that finally helps to create change. Do you handle stress by trying to control everything, yourself, and even others? If so, we might be able to help!
Radical Change Counseling and Coaching is focused on helping people who feel stuck and always needing to control everything make lasting change. If you feel that you are a hamster on a wheel and no matter what you do, you just feel like you are having the same issues over and over again without help, we may have the approach that finally helps to create change. Do you handle stress by trying to control everything, yourself, and even others? If so, we might be able to help!
(414) 348-1350 View (414) 348-1350
Photo of Cayla Lund, Licensed Professional Counselor in East Town, Milwaukee, WI
Cayla Lund
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
East Town, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Cayla Lund is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist with over 5 years of experience specializing in depression, anxiety, trauma, and transitional concerns. Cayla is passionate about working with the LGBTQ+ community and helping navigate through related issues. Cayla provides treatment to clients ages ranging from 10 years old and 35 years old. Cayla utilizes Person Centered, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy, and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Cayla has experience counseling children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and groups in clinical and inpatient settings.
Cayla Lund is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist with over 5 years of experience specializing in depression, anxiety, trauma, and transitional concerns. Cayla is passionate about working with the LGBTQ+ community and helping navigate through related issues. Cayla provides treatment to clients ages ranging from 10 years old and 35 years old. Cayla utilizes Person Centered, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy, and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Cayla has experience counseling children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and groups in clinical and inpatient settings.
(262) 668-8338 View (262) 668-8338

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Number of Therapists in East Town, Milwaukee, WI

60+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in East Town, Milwaukee, WI who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
84% Depression
67% Self Esteem
67% Life Transitions
62% Relationship Issues
59% Trauma and PTSD
57% Grief

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
75% Aetna
69% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in East Town, Milwaukee, WI see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in East Town, Milwaukee?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.