Therapists in Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI

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Anita Astley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Anita Astley is the founder and CEO of "Building Healthy Relationships" LLC and published author of “Unfuck Your Life and Relationships" (Simon & Schuster). She is a licensed individual, couples, and family therapist with over 25 years of experience in helping people navigate life's challenges including basic communication issues to depression, anxiety, emotional and physical intimacy issues, separation and divorce, conflict resolution, and infidelity to name a few. Ms.Astley is "solution focused" and believes there is a "solution" to every problem and arriving there successfully is possible through professional guidance & support.
Anita Astley is the founder and CEO of "Building Healthy Relationships" LLC and published author of “Unfuck Your Life and Relationships" (Simon & Schuster). She is a licensed individual, couples, and family therapist with over 25 years of experience in helping people navigate life's challenges including basic communication issues to depression, anxiety, emotional and physical intimacy issues, separation and divorce, conflict resolution, and infidelity to name a few. Ms.Astley is "solution focused" and believes there is a "solution" to every problem and arriving there successfully is possible through professional guidance & support.
(262) 300-7231 View (262) 300-7231
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Robert Gilbert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Not accepting new clients
My approach to psychotherapy is reflective, curious, and non-judgmental. First and foremost, my job is to listen to you in ways that help you understand yourself, your experiences, and your relationships more deeply. You may be feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, unfulfilled, disconnected from loved ones, uncertain about the future, or you may simply have a general feeling that something is off for you.
My approach to psychotherapy is reflective, curious, and non-judgmental. First and foremost, my job is to listen to you in ways that help you understand yourself, your experiences, and your relationships more deeply. You may be feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, unfulfilled, disconnected from loved ones, uncertain about the future, or you may simply have a general feeling that something is off for you.
(414) 296-6746 View (414) 296-6746
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Avian Psychotherapy
Counselor, MA, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI 53202
My practice is half children and half adults. Having fostered and adopted myself, I am particularly skilled to assist foster and adoptive family needs. I also use play, expressive arts, sand tray and music to assist in therapy. First responders, gender non conforming, clients with anxiety, depression, thought and mood disorders, are particularly welcome. I am located in the east side of Milwaukee near the lake.
My practice is half children and half adults. Having fostered and adopted myself, I am particularly skilled to assist foster and adoptive family needs. I also use play, expressive arts, sand tray and music to assist in therapy. First responders, gender non conforming, clients with anxiety, depression, thought and mood disorders, are particularly welcome. I am located in the east side of Milwaukee near the lake.
(414) 312-5260 View (414) 312-5260
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Katrina C Davis-Hicks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI 53202  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and although this is my specialty, I am trained to provide psychotherapy services for a variety of services including: grief, couples, family, individual, group, and marriage counseling. I have experience working with a multitude of different issues ranging from depression, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, trauma, career counseling, coaching, anger management, work-life issues/balance, etc. I feel that the client is the expert of their lives and my duty is to provide unbiased, and non-judgmental support. I offer a laid back approach in order to foster a peaceful therapeutic environment.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and although this is my specialty, I am trained to provide psychotherapy services for a variety of services including: grief, couples, family, individual, group, and marriage counseling. I have experience working with a multitude of different issues ranging from depression, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, trauma, career counseling, coaching, anger management, work-life issues/balance, etc. I feel that the client is the expert of their lives and my duty is to provide unbiased, and non-judgmental support. I offer a laid back approach in order to foster a peaceful therapeutic environment.
(414) 246-5663 View (414) 246-5663
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Julianne Manske Rollefson
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Has your life changed in a way that has left you feeling untethered? Loss is an inherent aspect of change — loss of comfortable routines and settings, parts of our identities, the vision of how we thought our lives would look, and relationships and people we hold dear. These losses reverberate and impact how we approach and react to all aspects of our lives, and I’m here to help you sort through which of your behaviors are serving you and offer unconditional support as you learn to leave behind those that are not. We'll work together to strengthen your self-knowledge and trust in your ability to handle whatever life brings.
Has your life changed in a way that has left you feeling untethered? Loss is an inherent aspect of change — loss of comfortable routines and settings, parts of our identities, the vision of how we thought our lives would look, and relationships and people we hold dear. These losses reverberate and impact how we approach and react to all aspects of our lives, and I’m here to help you sort through which of your behaviors are serving you and offer unconditional support as you learn to leave behind those that are not. We'll work together to strengthen your self-knowledge and trust in your ability to handle whatever life brings.
(414) 240-2217 View (414) 240-2217
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Kim Wagner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI 53202  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging and I believe people are resilient. I use a holistic, strength-based approach to meet children, adolescents and adults where they are at and create a safe, non-judgmental space to work through hardships.
Life can be challenging and I believe people are resilient. I use a holistic, strength-based approach to meet children, adolescents and adults where they are at and create a safe, non-judgmental space to work through hardships.
(262) 587-6202 View (262) 587-6202
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Emilie Kay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI 53202  (Online Only)
As an accomplished clinician, I acquired the confidence and expertise to help individuals recognize maladaptive behavior patterns, thoughts, and emotions. My gentle yet assertive approach enables me to guide individuals toward gaining insight, self-awareness and self-confidence, promoting self-discovery and growth. I am dedicated to motivating positive change and helping people achieve their goals. I take pride in my ability to provide empathetic and practical guidance to individuals seeking to improve their lives. I am committed to ongoing professional development and innovative treatment approaches.
As an accomplished clinician, I acquired the confidence and expertise to help individuals recognize maladaptive behavior patterns, thoughts, and emotions. My gentle yet assertive approach enables me to guide individuals toward gaining insight, self-awareness and self-confidence, promoting self-discovery and growth. I am dedicated to motivating positive change and helping people achieve their goals. I take pride in my ability to provide empathetic and practical guidance to individuals seeking to improve their lives. I am committed to ongoing professional development and innovative treatment approaches.
(262) 300-5732 View (262) 300-5732
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Ali Devine
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CSAC
Verified Verified
Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI 53202
I work with individuals and couples looking to improve the quality of their relationships and work through emotional and behavioral difficulties. I am also interested in helping men and women navigate the challenges that come with the end of a relationship. Other groups I like to work with include individuals in stressful life stages and clients struggling with substance use issues, anxiety, depression, and adjustment issues. I’m particularly drawn to young adults and adults in my practice. As a therapist, I will challenge and encourage you to make necessary changes.
I work with individuals and couples looking to improve the quality of their relationships and work through emotional and behavioral difficulties. I am also interested in helping men and women navigate the challenges that come with the end of a relationship. Other groups I like to work with include individuals in stressful life stages and clients struggling with substance use issues, anxiety, depression, and adjustment issues. I’m particularly drawn to young adults and adults in my practice. As a therapist, I will challenge and encourage you to make necessary changes.
(414) 240-1763 View (414) 240-1763
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Katie Maedke-Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, APSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Asking for help is hard, and it’s when we feel heard, seen, and understood, that healing and growth are most accessible. I am here to hold space for you, or you and your partner(s), to explore and challenge yourself in pursuit of greater truth and authenticity. By addressing troubling thoughts and feelings, self-sabotaging behaviors, and traumas, life can be made more manageable, productive, and fulfilling. Feelings such as grief, shame, anxiety, sadness, and anger often signal that something needs to change. Listening to and working through these feelings can propel you forward. Allow me to help.
Asking for help is hard, and it’s when we feel heard, seen, and understood, that healing and growth are most accessible. I am here to hold space for you, or you and your partner(s), to explore and challenge yourself in pursuit of greater truth and authenticity. By addressing troubling thoughts and feelings, self-sabotaging behaviors, and traumas, life can be made more manageable, productive, and fulfilling. Feelings such as grief, shame, anxiety, sadness, and anger often signal that something needs to change. Listening to and working through these feelings can propel you forward. Allow me to help.
(414) 895-0710 View (414) 895-0710
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Greg Parrish
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Not accepting new clients
Many of our personal, emotional and relationship problems are simply caused by a lack of self awareness, adapting to new situations and negative thinking patterns. Healthier ways of thinking and having greater self awareness helps work through these day to day challenges. We have great strengths and gifts that are not always easy to notice or understand at first. Personal growth, developing coping strategies, improving communication and making positive life changes can enormously help resolve these issues. I hope to help you develop the best version of yourself.
Many of our personal, emotional and relationship problems are simply caused by a lack of self awareness, adapting to new situations and negative thinking patterns. Healthier ways of thinking and having greater self awareness helps work through these day to day challenges. We have great strengths and gifts that are not always easy to notice or understand at first. Personal growth, developing coping strategies, improving communication and making positive life changes can enormously help resolve these issues. I hope to help you develop the best version of yourself.
(414) 269-4918 View (414) 269-4918
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Aubrey Karaffa
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NBCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI 53202  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I'm Aubrey, a licensed therapist passionate about helping adults navigate life's challenges. I believe in creating a warm, and collaborative space where you can feel safe and heard. I'm confident that by working together, we can create a path towards a more fulfilling life. Contact me for a free 15 minute consultation!
I'm Aubrey, a licensed therapist passionate about helping adults navigate life's challenges. I believe in creating a warm, and collaborative space where you can feel safe and heard. I'm confident that by working together, we can create a path towards a more fulfilling life. Contact me for a free 15 minute consultation!
(262) 846-5631 View (262) 846-5631
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Sydney A Snyder
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, SAC-IT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Are you struggling with adjusting to change, coping with stress or navigating conflict? As a result, has this left you feeling overwhelmed or anxious? Has shame, guilt or negative self-talk been impacting you? Do you need help creating boundaries with your partner, family, or friends? As a therapist, I believe in the saying, “you can’t pour from an empty cup.” My role is to help you explore areas of concern, develop coping skills, and gain insight about yourself. A primary focus of my practice is teaching self-compassion to help fill up your cup when life is feeling too difficult to navigate on your own.
Are you struggling with adjusting to change, coping with stress or navigating conflict? As a result, has this left you feeling overwhelmed or anxious? Has shame, guilt or negative self-talk been impacting you? Do you need help creating boundaries with your partner, family, or friends? As a therapist, I believe in the saying, “you can’t pour from an empty cup.” My role is to help you explore areas of concern, develop coping skills, and gain insight about yourself. A primary focus of my practice is teaching self-compassion to help fill up your cup when life is feeling too difficult to navigate on your own.
(414) 246-4907 View (414) 246-4907
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Patti A White
Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Not accepting new clients
Respect, Integrity, Compassion, and Empowerment. These are the values that guide my own life as well as my therapy style. I am interested in assisting you to find the answers that are right for you. I would enjoy working with you individually or as part of a couple or family. My specialties include parent-child, marital, and other relationship issues. I support family preservation whenever possible. My experience also includes anger management, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, grief, trauma, and medical issues such as chronic illnesses, insomnia, physical disability, chronic pain, and caregiver stress.
Respect, Integrity, Compassion, and Empowerment. These are the values that guide my own life as well as my therapy style. I am interested in assisting you to find the answers that are right for you. I would enjoy working with you individually or as part of a couple or family. My specialties include parent-child, marital, and other relationship issues. I support family preservation whenever possible. My experience also includes anger management, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, grief, trauma, and medical issues such as chronic illnesses, insomnia, physical disability, chronic pain, and caregiver stress.
(414) 369-2941 View (414) 369-2941
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Sarah Barber
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Are you feeling a push to make some changes and reevaluate your relationships? Not just with family and friends...but with work, alcohol, monogamy or other parts of your routine? I specialize in supporting individuals and couples navigating life transitions. We all have the power to create whatever kind of life we want, regardless of what has brought us to this moment. I love working with people ready to explore life's possibilities and help them decide what's next. Drawing upon my education as a counselor, death doula, and yoga teacher, I embrace a holistic approach to wellness that infuses different aspects of these disciplines.
Are you feeling a push to make some changes and reevaluate your relationships? Not just with family and friends...but with work, alcohol, monogamy or other parts of your routine? I specialize in supporting individuals and couples navigating life transitions. We all have the power to create whatever kind of life we want, regardless of what has brought us to this moment. I love working with people ready to explore life's possibilities and help them decide what's next. Drawing upon my education as a counselor, death doula, and yoga teacher, I embrace a holistic approach to wellness that infuses different aspects of these disciplines.
(262) 239-7109 View (262) 239-7109
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Jamal R. Cunningham
Psychologist, MEd, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Not accepting new clients
Growing up can be tough. Your child is trying to learn how to navigate relationships at school and home while figuring out who they are and their place in the world. When dealing with stress and difficult situations, your child can feel alone, as though no one understands them or can relate to what they are going through. Because of their age, your child may not have the vocabulary to express the complex thoughts and feelings they are experiencing. As a result, they may shut others out or seem as though they don’t want help. However, the truth may be that they do not know what kind of help they need or how to ask for it.
Growing up can be tough. Your child is trying to learn how to navigate relationships at school and home while figuring out who they are and their place in the world. When dealing with stress and difficult situations, your child can feel alone, as though no one understands them or can relate to what they are going through. Because of their age, your child may not have the vocabulary to express the complex thoughts and feelings they are experiencing. As a result, they may shut others out or seem as though they don’t want help. However, the truth may be that they do not know what kind of help they need or how to ask for it.
(414) 877-6378 View (414) 877-6378
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Rachael Sheets
MSW, APSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI 53202  (Online Only)
Feeling stuck in the same old thoughts, habits, behaviors, and beliefs? I'm here to help you unlock your emotions and unleash potential for growth. Through guided reflection, intentional conversation, and creative interventions - we can empower long-term transformation. My goal is for you to feel seen for who you are while creating a safe space that allows self-exploration with intentionality of personal development goals. You’ll increase emotional intelligence skills that will carry over into daily life so that meaningful changes can easily be achieved. I look forward to connecting with you soon!
Feeling stuck in the same old thoughts, habits, behaviors, and beliefs? I'm here to help you unlock your emotions and unleash potential for growth. Through guided reflection, intentional conversation, and creative interventions - we can empower long-term transformation. My goal is for you to feel seen for who you are while creating a safe space that allows self-exploration with intentionality of personal development goals. You’ll increase emotional intelligence skills that will carry over into daily life so that meaningful changes can easily be achieved. I look forward to connecting with you soon!
(414) 404-9718 View (414) 404-9718
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Joshua North-Shea
Pastoral Counselor, MDiv
Verified Verified
Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI 53202
After a decade serving as a chaplain, in hospital and hospice settings, I have decided to offer my services on an individual basis. With extensive training and practice working with people of all ages and backgrounds in grief, crisis, and personal transformation, we can create a pastoral care and counseling plan for you. Free consultation and sliding scale.
After a decade serving as a chaplain, in hospital and hospice settings, I have decided to offer my services on an individual basis. With extensive training and practice working with people of all ages and backgrounds in grief, crisis, and personal transformation, we can create a pastoral care and counseling plan for you. Free consultation and sliding scale.
(414) 441-5159 View (414) 441-5159
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Tracy Treacy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, SLRC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI 53202  (Online Only)
I am a licensed professional counselor and wellness consultant with 20+ years of professional experience in the areas of higher education, holistic mental health, and wellness. I have experience working with individuals and couples of diverse backgrounds in various populations with mental health/wellness issues toward their goal of healing and wellness.
I am a licensed professional counselor and wellness consultant with 20+ years of professional experience in the areas of higher education, holistic mental health, and wellness. I have experience working with individuals and couples of diverse backgrounds in various populations with mental health/wellness issues toward their goal of healing and wellness.
(414) 410-9034 View (414) 410-9034
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Evan Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI 53202
I am a therapist with a passion for healing trauma. My approach begins with creating a space where my clients feel safe, heard, and in control every step of the way. I believe that building a genuine connection is vital to the healing process, so I'd like to get to know you and your unique story. I view it as a privilege to walk with you through your past, help you understand your present, and guide you towards the future you're seeking.
I am a therapist with a passion for healing trauma. My approach begins with creating a space where my clients feel safe, heard, and in control every step of the way. I believe that building a genuine connection is vital to the healing process, so I'd like to get to know you and your unique story. I view it as a privilege to walk with you through your past, help you understand your present, and guide you towards the future you're seeking.
(414) 928-8492 View (414) 928-8492
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Amanda Metropolus
Licensed Professional Counselor, ATR, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI 53202
You want to feel calm inside, but deep down you are experiencing a relentless cycle of internal worry. Despite presenting a composed exterior, you’re grappling with endless anxiety, feeling unable to relax without a sense of guilt, and constantly overwhelmed by the demands of daily life. However, you're ready and motivated to make positive changes. You’re eager to acquire new skills, explore your emotions, and find lasting relief from the stress and exhaustion you are experiencing. Together, we can work towards helping you achieve a sense of inner calm and relief on a daily basis.
You want to feel calm inside, but deep down you are experiencing a relentless cycle of internal worry. Despite presenting a composed exterior, you’re grappling with endless anxiety, feeling unable to relax without a sense of guilt, and constantly overwhelmed by the demands of daily life. However, you're ready and motivated to make positive changes. You’re eager to acquire new skills, explore your emotions, and find lasting relief from the stress and exhaustion you are experiencing. Together, we can work towards helping you achieve a sense of inner calm and relief on a daily basis.
(414) 240-1809 View (414) 240-1809

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Number of Therapists in Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
71% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Life Transitions
65% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aetna
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
65% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
21% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lower East Side, 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.