Therapists in Ozaukee County, WI

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Photo of Christine Gallo, Pre-Licensed Professional in Ozaukee County, WI
Christine Gallo
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Grafton, WI 53024
Sometimes you feel like your life just isn’t what you want it to be. Maybe for reasons you can identify, or ones you can’t quite figure out. Whether it’s your relationships, career, or sense of self, you want something to be different but don’t know how to get there. You may have tried changing things on your own but it hasn’t worked. The pressure of expectations from yourself and others weighs on you, so even when you do try it's hard to feel like anything is good enough. You’re left with a sense of longing, or worry that there must be something wrong with you. We all struggle and strive, but often feel alone in that process.
Sometimes you feel like your life just isn’t what you want it to be. Maybe for reasons you can identify, or ones you can’t quite figure out. Whether it’s your relationships, career, or sense of self, you want something to be different but don’t know how to get there. You may have tried changing things on your own but it hasn’t worked. The pressure of expectations from yourself and others weighs on you, so even when you do try it's hard to feel like anything is good enough. You’re left with a sense of longing, or worry that there must be something wrong with you. We all struggle and strive, but often feel alone in that process.
(262) 537-5211 View (262) 537-5211
Photo of Jonah Mical Anderson, Counselor in Ozaukee County, WI
Jonah Mical Anderson
Counselor, MA, LPC, CSAT
Verified Verified
Mequon, WI 53092
Don't you wish life came with an instruction manual? Sadly, it does not. Do you want or need to make a change in your life, but do not know where to start, or feel hopeless because you have tried and failed before? Do you want to gain the insights necessary to make lasting changes in your life? If so, I would love to help you find your way through life. Each client is unique, has a unique journey, which is I meet each client where they are when they start counseling.
Don't you wish life came with an instruction manual? Sadly, it does not. Do you want or need to make a change in your life, but do not know where to start, or feel hopeless because you have tried and failed before? Do you want to gain the insights necessary to make lasting changes in your life? If so, I would love to help you find your way through life. Each client is unique, has a unique journey, which is I meet each client where they are when they start counseling.
(262) 233-1621 View (262) 233-1621
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Dawn Cataldo
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mequon, WI 53097
I have a passion for guiding others to discover their best self through the counseling process in a collaborative partnership. I find true joy in building a relationship with my clients that revolves around trust and support. I integrate a wellness perspective into my teaching and therapeutic pursuits. My therapeutic approach is integrative therapy with an emphasis on mindfulness, solution-focused therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy.
I have a passion for guiding others to discover their best self through the counseling process in a collaborative partnership. I find true joy in building a relationship with my clients that revolves around trust and support. I integrate a wellness perspective into my teaching and therapeutic pursuits. My therapeutic approach is integrative therapy with an emphasis on mindfulness, solution-focused therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy.
(262) 333-6559 View (262) 333-6559
Photo of Jessica R. Thering, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ozaukee County, WI
Jessica R. Thering
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MS, LPC, CSAC, MTBC
Verified Verified
Grafton, WI 53024
Waitlist for new clients
As a psychologist, professional counselor, clinical substance abuse counselor, and music therapist, I have learned how much I enjoy working with people to help them overcome obstacles, develop techniques for them to live within the range of their personal capabilities, as well as pursue activities to complement and strengthen personal talents. I view the therapeutic alliance as one of the most complex and rewarding tools when working within the therapy setting. My two careers dovetail to give me the best opportunities to present clients with both traditional and non-traditional methods of working towards a lifestyle that is healthy.
As a psychologist, professional counselor, clinical substance abuse counselor, and music therapist, I have learned how much I enjoy working with people to help them overcome obstacles, develop techniques for them to live within the range of their personal capabilities, as well as pursue activities to complement and strengthen personal talents. I view the therapeutic alliance as one of the most complex and rewarding tools when working within the therapy setting. My two careers dovetail to give me the best opportunities to present clients with both traditional and non-traditional methods of working towards a lifestyle that is healthy.
(262) 233-4751 View (262) 233-4751
Photo of Nancy Winston, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ozaukee County, WI
Nancy Winston
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Mequon, WI 53092
Nancy uses an eclectic approach in counseling looking at the whole person and their emotional, spiritual, and physical needs. As an empathic listener, she helps guide clients toward reaching their personal goals, while learning coping strategies to deal with their challenges. She attains the experience with and understanding of individuals on the autism spectrum. Nancy has knowledge and experience helping cancer patients and their families deal with grief and the struggles of chronic illness.
Nancy uses an eclectic approach in counseling looking at the whole person and their emotional, spiritual, and physical needs. As an empathic listener, she helps guide clients toward reaching their personal goals, while learning coping strategies to deal with their challenges. She attains the experience with and understanding of individuals on the autism spectrum. Nancy has knowledge and experience helping cancer patients and their families deal with grief and the struggles of chronic illness.
(262) 235-7340 View (262) 235-7340
Photo of Amber Hearing, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ozaukee County, WI
Amber Hearing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mequon, WI 53092
Amber is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 15 years of experience successfully guiding clients toward healing trauma, emotional pain, and relationship concerns. She provides compassionate psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families experiencing anxiety, depression, substance issues, trauma, personality disorders, relationship problems, and chronic mental health challenges. Amber's gentle and direct approach begins with understanding client's whole self, the context of the current problems and then helping clients make desired changes toward a more balanced and meaningful life.
Amber is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 15 years of experience successfully guiding clients toward healing trauma, emotional pain, and relationship concerns. She provides compassionate psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families experiencing anxiety, depression, substance issues, trauma, personality disorders, relationship problems, and chronic mental health challenges. Amber's gentle and direct approach begins with understanding client's whole self, the context of the current problems and then helping clients make desired changes toward a more balanced and meaningful life.
(262) 588-4005 View (262) 588-4005
Photo of Drea Straw, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ozaukee County, WI
Drea Straw
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Grafton, WI 53024
Are you looking for the right fit in your next next therapist? Hello, my name is Drea and I am a proud three-time graduate of Mount Mary University. I have 15 years of experience treating clients of all ages. I received my Master’s Degree in Counseling and Clinical Mental Health. Choosing and trusting someone to help you move forward through difficult times is a big decision. Everyone who enters therapy is looking for their “right fit” when looking for a therapist, which I fully acknowledge and take very seriously. My top priority is ensuring you feel comfortable enough to be open during our time together.
Are you looking for the right fit in your next next therapist? Hello, my name is Drea and I am a proud three-time graduate of Mount Mary University. I have 15 years of experience treating clients of all ages. I received my Master’s Degree in Counseling and Clinical Mental Health. Choosing and trusting someone to help you move forward through difficult times is a big decision. Everyone who enters therapy is looking for their “right fit” when looking for a therapist, which I fully acknowledge and take very seriously. My top priority is ensuring you feel comfortable enough to be open during our time together.
(262) 228-4390 View (262) 228-4390
Photo of Lee Hildebrand, Psychologist in Ozaukee County, WI
Lee Hildebrand
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Mequon, WI 53092
Free phone consultations. I offer highly effective marriage and couples therapy, as well as individual therapy for substance abuse, sexual/internet addiction, depression, anxiety, life transitions, divorce, health/sports psychology, trauma (childhood, sexual, military), spiritual and other concerns. I also treat adolescents facing a wide variety of issues. My 18+ years of clinical experience include: VA Medical Center, Battle Creek, MI; Froedert Hospital, The Medical College of Wisconsin; VA Medical Center, Milwaukee; Marquette University Counseling Center; The Counseling Center of Milwaukee; St. Charles Youth and Family Agency.
Free phone consultations. I offer highly effective marriage and couples therapy, as well as individual therapy for substance abuse, sexual/internet addiction, depression, anxiety, life transitions, divorce, health/sports psychology, trauma (childhood, sexual, military), spiritual and other concerns. I also treat adolescents facing a wide variety of issues. My 18+ years of clinical experience include: VA Medical Center, Battle Creek, MI; Froedert Hospital, The Medical College of Wisconsin; VA Medical Center, Milwaukee; Marquette University Counseling Center; The Counseling Center of Milwaukee; St. Charles Youth and Family Agency.
(414) 446-3109 View (414) 446-3109
Photo of Melissa Wellenstein, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ozaukee County, WI
Melissa Wellenstein
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LSC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I have an innate ability to connect and form relationships with people. This ability has allowed me to work individuals and families in different capacities for over 15 years. I believe that every individual is unique. My counseling approach is open, flexible, and adaptive to each person's needs depending on their expectations of treatment, the problem, and treatment goals. Through my work I strive to create a strong therapeutic connection with clients and develop a safe space where clients can grow and evolve.
I have an innate ability to connect and form relationships with people. This ability has allowed me to work individuals and families in different capacities for over 15 years. I believe that every individual is unique. My counseling approach is open, flexible, and adaptive to each person's needs depending on their expectations of treatment, the problem, and treatment goals. Through my work I strive to create a strong therapeutic connection with clients and develop a safe space where clients can grow and evolve.
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Photo of Leah Bruce, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ozaukee County, WI
Leah Bruce
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, SAC, RYT 200
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mequon, WI 53092
Leah Bruce is a licensed professional mental health and substance abuse counselor and a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher. Leah’s role in treatment is as a fellow traveler for a portion of your life’s path to identify and overcome obstacles. Leah is passionate about infusing philosophical concepts of the yogic lifestyle to provide an innovative approach to therapy. She has specialized training in Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, narrative therapy, aggression replacement, and chronic suicidal ideation.
Leah Bruce is a licensed professional mental health and substance abuse counselor and a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher. Leah’s role in treatment is as a fellow traveler for a portion of your life’s path to identify and overcome obstacles. Leah is passionate about infusing philosophical concepts of the yogic lifestyle to provide an innovative approach to therapy. She has specialized training in Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, narrative therapy, aggression replacement, and chronic suicidal ideation.
(262) 383-4583 View (262) 383-4583
Photo of Brigid Miller, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Ozaukee County, WI
Brigid Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, MFT-IT
Verified Verified
Mequon, WI 53092
Your time in therapy is valuable, and I’m here to help you grow in the ways you deem most important. My work with individuals, couples, and families includes difficulties with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, identity development, trauma, ADHD, autism, and relationship issues. I also help couples and families with communication, disconnection, infidelity, parenting, and more. Together we will explore the significant relationships in your life, and using your inherent strengths, we will develop insight and strategies to bring the change you seek.
Your time in therapy is valuable, and I’m here to help you grow in the ways you deem most important. My work with individuals, couples, and families includes difficulties with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, identity development, trauma, ADHD, autism, and relationship issues. I also help couples and families with communication, disconnection, infidelity, parenting, and more. Together we will explore the significant relationships in your life, and using your inherent strengths, we will develop insight and strategies to bring the change you seek.
(262) 235-5878 x1032 View (262) 235-5878 x1032
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Cedar Lake Counseling
Verified Verified
Mequon, WI 53092
FREE PHONE CONSULTATIONS WITH DR. BLOEMER* will help establish your appointment with a best-fit therapist among our twelve therapists, who possess up to 30 years of experience. Specializations include Advanced Therapies (Brain-based treatment) for complex trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, emotional pain, addictions and more. As symptom relief is achieved as quickly as possible, we assist in helping you improve your significant relationships and support your efforts toward achieving holistic awareness, life balance, and meaningful, personal growth.
FREE PHONE CONSULTATIONS WITH DR. BLOEMER* will help establish your appointment with a best-fit therapist among our twelve therapists, who possess up to 30 years of experience. Specializations include Advanced Therapies (Brain-based treatment) for complex trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, emotional pain, addictions and more. As symptom relief is achieved as quickly as possible, we assist in helping you improve your significant relationships and support your efforts toward achieving holistic awareness, life balance, and meaningful, personal growth.
(262) 947-4378 View (262) 947-4378
Photo of Rebecca Fink-Leach, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ozaukee County, WI
Rebecca Fink-Leach
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Mequon, WI 53092
Rebecca Fink-Leach is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2020. She has a Masters in Community Psychology from Alverno College and completed an internship at the Dewey Center. Rebecca believes that she has empathy and the ability to connect and create rapport needed to build therapeutic relationships so that a patient can trust and be able to achieve their goals. Her years working at Rogers have allowed her to develop the skills and build experience working with different populations within the mental health setting.
Rebecca Fink-Leach is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2020. She has a Masters in Community Psychology from Alverno College and completed an internship at the Dewey Center. Rebecca believes that she has empathy and the ability to connect and create rapport needed to build therapeutic relationships so that a patient can trust and be able to achieve their goals. Her years working at Rogers have allowed her to develop the skills and build experience working with different populations within the mental health setting.
(262) 393-3089 View (262) 393-3089
Photo of Healthy Minds Healing Hearts LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ozaukee County, WI
Healthy Minds Healing Hearts LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mequon, WI 53097
Waitlist for new clients
Brittany brings a direct, honest, and goal-oriented personality to every session and is not afraid to challenge you to help you to grow.
Brittany brings a direct, honest, and goal-oriented personality to every session and is not afraid to challenge you to help you to grow.
(262) 214-3678 View (262) 214-3678
Photo of Colleen Drosdeck, Psychologist in Ozaukee County, WI
Colleen Drosdeck
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mequon, WI 53092
Dr. Drosdeck is a licensed psychologist with extensive experience providing psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families as well as psychological evaluations. Her approach is personable, interactive, strength-based, and solution-focused and primarily uses evidenced-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) approaches. In addition, Dr. Drosdeck has completed an intensive 100-hour course in Substance Abuse Counseling.
Dr. Drosdeck is a licensed psychologist with extensive experience providing psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families as well as psychological evaluations. Her approach is personable, interactive, strength-based, and solution-focused and primarily uses evidenced-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) approaches. In addition, Dr. Drosdeck has completed an intensive 100-hour course in Substance Abuse Counseling.
(262) 912-1099 View (262) 912-1099
Photo of Dennis Clark Weeden, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ozaukee County, WI
Dennis Clark Weeden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cedarburg, WI 53012
I have been in practice for over 45 years and have treated many patients with anxiety, depression, unresolved trauma, addictions (both substance and process), issues dealing with grief and loss, couples communications issues. I treat men from the late teens through older adulthood. I use a cognitive behavioral approach. I was trained and certified as a sexual addiction therapist in 2008 by Patrick Carnes, PhD and was a member of the International Institute of Trauma and Addictions Professionals. Many of the men I treat have a history of physical, emotional, sexual abuse which has created significant issues with fear, loneliness, and abandonment.
I have been in practice for over 45 years and have treated many patients with anxiety, depression, unresolved trauma, addictions (both substance and process), issues dealing with grief and loss, couples communications issues. I treat men from the late teens through older adulthood. I use a cognitive behavioral approach. I was trained and certified as a sexual addiction therapist in 2008 by Patrick Carnes, PhD and was a member of the International Institute of Trauma and Addictions Professionals. Many of the men I treat have a history of physical, emotional, sexual abuse which has created significant issues with fear, loneliness, and abandonment.
(262) 290-4259 View (262) 290-4259
Photo of Milwaukee Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ozaukee County, WI
Milwaukee Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mequon, WI 53092
Milwaukee Counselor specializes in parenting support, special needs children and parenting, child/adolescent counseling, depression, anxiety, trauma, first responders/military/veterans, substance abuse, family therapy, EMDR, and women's issues. We take a detailed look at what brings you or your family to counseling and help design a customized treatment plan aimed at getting you started with the perfect therapist from the very beginning.
Milwaukee Counselor specializes in parenting support, special needs children and parenting, child/adolescent counseling, depression, anxiety, trauma, first responders/military/veterans, substance abuse, family therapy, EMDR, and women's issues. We take a detailed look at what brings you or your family to counseling and help design a customized treatment plan aimed at getting you started with the perfect therapist from the very beginning.
(262) 732-5480 View (262) 732-5480
Photo of Noel Mitchell, Pre-Licensed Professional in Ozaukee County, WI
Noel Mitchell
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mequon, WI 53092
I specialize in helping passionate professional women who are struggling with anxiety and burnout to learn to put themselves first by setting healthy boundaries and lead more fulfilling lives. This may feel like you are needing support saying "no" when you always default to pleasing other people. This may feel like you are full of anxiety but unsure how to move forward or what next steps you should take. Prior to becoming a therapist, I had a career within a large corporation which provided me with unique insight and understanding of what you may you may be going through!
I specialize in helping passionate professional women who are struggling with anxiety and burnout to learn to put themselves first by setting healthy boundaries and lead more fulfilling lives. This may feel like you are needing support saying "no" when you always default to pleasing other people. This may feel like you are full of anxiety but unsure how to move forward or what next steps you should take. Prior to becoming a therapist, I had a career within a large corporation which provided me with unique insight and understanding of what you may you may be going through!
(262) 261-1229 View (262) 261-1229
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Heather Hart Kennedy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mequon, WI 53092
I view psychotherapy as a powerful tool for breaking out of confusion and pain. I work with people seeking help with depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, performance, life transitions, job problems, relationship issues, loneliness, and unhappiness. I actively and compassionately work with individuals (adults and adolescents) to help them regain a sense of hope, meaning, and connection in their lives, improving their coping skills and to manage daily stress and overcome destructive behaviors. As a therapist, I work with people to create the lives they want, allowing them to interact more successfully in their families, relationships, and the broader community.
I view psychotherapy as a powerful tool for breaking out of confusion and pain. I work with people seeking help with depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, performance, life transitions, job problems, relationship issues, loneliness, and unhappiness. I actively and compassionately work with individuals (adults and adolescents) to help them regain a sense of hope, meaning, and connection in their lives, improving their coping skills and to manage daily stress and overcome destructive behaviors. As a therapist, I work with people to create the lives they want, allowing them to interact more successfully in their families, relationships, and the broader community.
(414) 263-9090 View (414) 263-9090
Photo of Harley Emberson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ozaukee County, WI
Harley Emberson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I have worked primarily with adults, older adults, and adolescents on issues of mental health that may be impacting one's ability to function in day-to-day life such as: depression, anxiety, other mood and thought disorders, suicidality (for individuals as well as those bereaved from suicide losses), interpersonal violence, LGBTQIA+ support, topics surrounding race and culture, hoarding (both individuals affected and their loved ones), criminal justice system-involvement, and trauma (individual, intergenerational, and community).
I have worked primarily with adults, older adults, and adolescents on issues of mental health that may be impacting one's ability to function in day-to-day life such as: depression, anxiety, other mood and thought disorders, suicidality (for individuals as well as those bereaved from suicide losses), interpersonal violence, LGBTQIA+ support, topics surrounding race and culture, hoarding (both individuals affected and their loved ones), criminal justice system-involvement, and trauma (individual, intergenerational, and community).
(262) 228-9558 View (262) 228-9558

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Number of Therapists in Ozaukee County, WI

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Ozaukee County, WI who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
92% Depression
70% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
70% Life Transitions
68% Grief
59% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
72% Aetna
68% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Ozaukee County, WI see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ozaukee County?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.