Therapists in Waukesha, WI

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Amy Lopez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Waukesha, WI 53186
Hello. I have been a psychotherapist for 16+ years and love working with my clients; individuals, couples or families. My clients are dealing with depression, anxiety, self esteem concerns, life adjustments and transitions, and blended family concerns. I especially like working with clients moving through their grief journey, dealing with Infertility concerns and blended family transitions. I look forward to working with you. Calling is a great first step. I can answer questions you may have and help you feel more comfortable with the counseling process. Let's start our work together.
Hello. I have been a psychotherapist for 16+ years and love working with my clients; individuals, couples or families. My clients are dealing with depression, anxiety, self esteem concerns, life adjustments and transitions, and blended family concerns. I especially like working with clients moving through their grief journey, dealing with Infertility concerns and blended family transitions. I look forward to working with you. Calling is a great first step. I can answer questions you may have and help you feel more comfortable with the counseling process. Let's start our work together.
(262) 456-3283 View (262) 456-3283
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Amy Hall
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waukesha, WI 53188
Amy provides an empathetic and supportive approach to identifying solutions and setting goals for an improved life. Amy encourages her clients to understand the relationship between their thoughts, feelings and behaviors in order to engage in life more effectively. Additionally, Amy offers a safe space to explore an individual’s past experiences, learn new coping skills and identify emotional needs. She likes to include family in the therapy process by offering coaching, education, and support in the home setting. Amy is happy to collaborate with schools and other care providers to give the best quality care.
Amy provides an empathetic and supportive approach to identifying solutions and setting goals for an improved life. Amy encourages her clients to understand the relationship between their thoughts, feelings and behaviors in order to engage in life more effectively. Additionally, Amy offers a safe space to explore an individual’s past experiences, learn new coping skills and identify emotional needs. She likes to include family in the therapy process by offering coaching, education, and support in the home setting. Amy is happy to collaborate with schools and other care providers to give the best quality care.
(262) 333-6504 View (262) 333-6504
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Serenity Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, SAC-IT, MS
Verified Verified
Waukesha, WI 53188
Client problems come in all shapes and sizes, with all kinds of different life experiences and reasons and needs. Problems are common in the world, and it is hard to shoulder the responsibilities set on our shoulders. It can feel lonely with the burden that people carry, and it seems reasonable to find ways to meet needs that are not being met. Sometimes these can be unhealthy habits that just cause more problems. Sometimes, it leads to a build up of pressure until everything is overwhelming and out of control. It disrupts our Serenity, and building this back up sometimes needs a helper.
Client problems come in all shapes and sizes, with all kinds of different life experiences and reasons and needs. Problems are common in the world, and it is hard to shoulder the responsibilities set on our shoulders. It can feel lonely with the burden that people carry, and it seems reasonable to find ways to meet needs that are not being met. Sometimes these can be unhealthy habits that just cause more problems. Sometimes, it leads to a build up of pressure until everything is overwhelming and out of control. It disrupts our Serenity, and building this back up sometimes needs a helper.
(262) 444-0257 View (262) 444-0257
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Alexis Condy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, APSW, SAC-IT
Verified Verified
Waukesha, WI 53188
Alexis has a wide range of experience working with adolescents and young adults. Her focus is helping clients manage feelings of Stress, OCD and Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem, Depression, and Substance Abuse. She offers a safe space for clients to process emotions, work through challenges, and learn new ways to cope. Alexis practices through a solution-focused lens and completed trainings in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Her aim as a therapist is to highlight strengths and assist clients in meeting their goals through the use of skills, education, and self-compassion.
Alexis has a wide range of experience working with adolescents and young adults. Her focus is helping clients manage feelings of Stress, OCD and Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem, Depression, and Substance Abuse. She offers a safe space for clients to process emotions, work through challenges, and learn new ways to cope. Alexis practices through a solution-focused lens and completed trainings in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Her aim as a therapist is to highlight strengths and assist clients in meeting their goals through the use of skills, education, and self-compassion.
(262) 384-6838 View (262) 384-6838
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Karen D Henry
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Waukesha, WI 53186
Karen D. Henry is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2010. She has a Master's of Science in Community Counseling. Karen's focus is substance use disorders, working with families of those with substance use disorders, adults and children who have lived with addiction, and codependency. Karen also works with people who have experienced traumatic experiences, both recent and historical. Outside of work, Karen enjoys concerts, festivals, fairs, kayaking, sitting on the beach and reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Karen D. Henry is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2010. She has a Master's of Science in Community Counseling. Karen's focus is substance use disorders, working with families of those with substance use disorders, adults and children who have lived with addiction, and codependency. Karen also works with people who have experienced traumatic experiences, both recent and historical. Outside of work, Karen enjoys concerts, festivals, fairs, kayaking, sitting on the beach and reading, and spending time with family and friends.
(262) 205-7812 View (262) 205-7812
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Lyndsey Litwin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Waukesha, WI 53188  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Lyndsey and I specialize in providing online therapy for teens and young adults struggling with low self-esteem and relationship issues. At times, it can feel like your own self-doubt is getting in the way of moving forward. Like you are constantly stuck in your head, replaying a past conversation or preparing for the worst case scenario. Whether you're an adult seeking guidance through life transitions or an adolescent navigating the challenges of growing up, I can help support you in building a healthier relationship with yourself and others.
Hello! My name is Lyndsey and I specialize in providing online therapy for teens and young adults struggling with low self-esteem and relationship issues. At times, it can feel like your own self-doubt is getting in the way of moving forward. Like you are constantly stuck in your head, replaying a past conversation or preparing for the worst case scenario. Whether you're an adult seeking guidance through life transitions or an adolescent navigating the challenges of growing up, I can help support you in building a healthier relationship with yourself and others.
(262) 592-5538 View (262) 592-5538
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Kara Guevara
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Waukesha, WI 53186
Kara Guevara is a Psychotherapist, who has been a practicing social worker since 2013 and psychotherapy since 2017. She received a Bachelor of Social Work from Concordia University and a Master of Clinical Social Work from UWM. As a Social Worker, Kara has experience working in Hospice, Child Protective Services, skilled nursing facilities and the Aging and Disability Resource Center. As a Psychotherapist, she has 5 years of experience working at Rogers Behavioral Health. Kara believes in meeting clients where they are at, in a judgement free and accepting way.
Kara Guevara is a Psychotherapist, who has been a practicing social worker since 2013 and psychotherapy since 2017. She received a Bachelor of Social Work from Concordia University and a Master of Clinical Social Work from UWM. As a Social Worker, Kara has experience working in Hospice, Child Protective Services, skilled nursing facilities and the Aging and Disability Resource Center. As a Psychotherapist, she has 5 years of experience working at Rogers Behavioral Health. Kara believes in meeting clients where they are at, in a judgement free and accepting way.
(262) 383-4237 View (262) 383-4237
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Maria Yakovleva
Psychologist, LP
Verified Verified
Waukesha, WI 53188  (Online Only)
Welcome! I use a holistic and goal-oriented approach, focusing not just on the child but on the entire family. My specialty is working with neurodivergent children (autism, adhd, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive behaviors). I guide parents in how to respond & empower your child using principles from Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) and Good Inside parenting. In family sessions, I teach children the importance of facing our fears and accepting difficult feelings with interventions grounded in behavioral theory and Exposure and Response Prevention therapy (EXRP).
Welcome! I use a holistic and goal-oriented approach, focusing not just on the child but on the entire family. My specialty is working with neurodivergent children (autism, adhd, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive behaviors). I guide parents in how to respond & empower your child using principles from Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) and Good Inside parenting. In family sessions, I teach children the importance of facing our fears and accepting difficult feelings with interventions grounded in behavioral theory and Exposure and Response Prevention therapy (EXRP).
(262) 600-2704 View (262) 600-2704
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Great Lakes Psychology Group - Waukesha
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Waukesha, WI 53188
The GLPG support staff will personally match you with a best-fit therapist who accepts your insurance and is available to see you online or in person at a time that works for you. The GLPG provider network comprises doctoral and master’s level psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and social workers. Benefits include online and in-person therapy options, night and weekend availability, and most insurance plans accepted. Additionally, our knowledgeable and helpful support staff are available to answer your questions or help with anything you might need at any point along the therapy journey.
The GLPG support staff will personally match you with a best-fit therapist who accepts your insurance and is available to see you online or in person at a time that works for you. The GLPG provider network comprises doctoral and master’s level psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and social workers. Benefits include online and in-person therapy options, night and weekend availability, and most insurance plans accepted. Additionally, our knowledgeable and helpful support staff are available to answer your questions or help with anything you might need at any point along the therapy journey.
(262) 747-2798 View (262) 747-2798
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Hope for a Better Tomorrow
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Waukesha, WI 53188
Hope is just a phone call away. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, addiction, or relationship issues- I will work with you to develop NEW ways of dealing with life's circumstances. Sometimes we get stuck in habits and thought patterns that keeps us from joy filled living. Therapy can help you feel supported and understood, while encouraging change.
Hope is just a phone call away. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, addiction, or relationship issues- I will work with you to develop NEW ways of dealing with life's circumstances. Sometimes we get stuck in habits and thought patterns that keeps us from joy filled living. Therapy can help you feel supported and understood, while encouraging change.
(262) 287-9081 View (262) 287-9081
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Courtney Senk
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Waukesha, WI 53186
Has shame kept you in silence? Have circumstances robbed you of your peace? Are you struggling to cope with the stressors in your life? Do you feel like no one understands you or that you don’t fit in? Do you feel alone, overwhelmed, hopeless, angry, worthless, anxious, in constant pain, or out of control? Have you been hurt by people or systems that are supposed to help you? Trauma can shake the very foundation of our sense of well-being, safety, and belonging. And shame can hinder us from living the life we want and deserve. Whatever you find yourself struggling with, you don't need to suffer in silence or walk this journey alone.
Has shame kept you in silence? Have circumstances robbed you of your peace? Are you struggling to cope with the stressors in your life? Do you feel like no one understands you or that you don’t fit in? Do you feel alone, overwhelmed, hopeless, angry, worthless, anxious, in constant pain, or out of control? Have you been hurt by people or systems that are supposed to help you? Trauma can shake the very foundation of our sense of well-being, safety, and belonging. And shame can hinder us from living the life we want and deserve. Whatever you find yourself struggling with, you don't need to suffer in silence or walk this journey alone.
(262) 747-2872 View (262) 747-2872
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Sue Pakula
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waukesha, WI 53186
As a counselor, I strive to be empathic and authentic with my clients. I practice with a Person Centered approach and draw from Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Existentialism. With these ideas, we build our therapeutic relationship on trust and understanding. We work on goals that you feel are important – you are the expert in your life!
As a counselor, I strive to be empathic and authentic with my clients. I practice with a Person Centered approach and draw from Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Existentialism. With these ideas, we build our therapeutic relationship on trust and understanding. We work on goals that you feel are important – you are the expert in your life!
(414) 404-5860 View (414) 404-5860
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Kassidy Veness
Counselor, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
Waukesha, WI 53188
Are you feeling trapped by the need to constantly meet impossible standards? Do you struggle with feelings of never being good enough, no matter how much you achieve? Together, we'll explore the underlying causes of your perfectionism and work on reprocessing past traumas that may be contributing to these feelings. Through our work, you'll learn to set realistic expectations for yourself, embrace your imperfections as part of what makes you unique, and be a part of your relationships more authentically and fully. You’ll have a new relationship with yourself, that has more compassion and clarity on what you really want in life.
Are you feeling trapped by the need to constantly meet impossible standards? Do you struggle with feelings of never being good enough, no matter how much you achieve? Together, we'll explore the underlying causes of your perfectionism and work on reprocessing past traumas that may be contributing to these feelings. Through our work, you'll learn to set realistic expectations for yourself, embrace your imperfections as part of what makes you unique, and be a part of your relationships more authentically and fully. You’ll have a new relationship with yourself, that has more compassion and clarity on what you really want in life.
(414) 446-0751 View (414) 446-0751
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Kendra Bittner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Waukesha, WI 53188
Do you ever feel like you're invisible, like your voice is lost in the noise of the world? If you're struggling to find where you belong and longing to be truly seen and heard, you're not alone. I specialize in helping individuals who feel unseen and unheard, who are quiet and unsure of themselves, discover their inner strength and confidence.
Do you ever feel like you're invisible, like your voice is lost in the noise of the world? If you're struggling to find where you belong and longing to be truly seen and heard, you're not alone. I specialize in helping individuals who feel unseen and unheard, who are quiet and unsure of themselves, discover their inner strength and confidence.
(262) 518-9954 View (262) 518-9954
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Amy Morgan-Tautges
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waukesha, WI 53188  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you a parent/caregiver of a child with medical complexity/special needs looking for support? Are you caregiving for an aging parent and feeling the stress of being the "sandwich generation?" Are you trying to navigate difficult life transitions (work, parenting, relationships, medical changes, etc) or your own aging process and the stress/anxiety that comes with that? Are you experiencing feelings of grief and loss? If any of this resonates with you, please reach out so we can get you the support you need and deserve. We can't do these things alone.
Are you a parent/caregiver of a child with medical complexity/special needs looking for support? Are you caregiving for an aging parent and feeling the stress of being the "sandwich generation?" Are you trying to navigate difficult life transitions (work, parenting, relationships, medical changes, etc) or your own aging process and the stress/anxiety that comes with that? Are you experiencing feelings of grief and loss? If any of this resonates with you, please reach out so we can get you the support you need and deserve. We can't do these things alone.
(262) 846-5338 View (262) 846-5338
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Kevin Wysocki
Counselor, LPC-IT, SAC-IT
Verified Verified
Waukesha, WI 53186
Not accepting new clients
A lack of meaning and fulfillment leaves us feeling lost, defeated, and unsatisfied. You feel like there’s some kind of wall between you and the life you want, but you can’t find a ladder and you’re not even sure what’s on the other side. Life seems aimless, empty, or small. You wonder whether the stories of people you look up to are just a bunch of fairy tales. You desperately crave a better sense of what you’re about, where you came from, where you’re going, and why it all matters.
A lack of meaning and fulfillment leaves us feeling lost, defeated, and unsatisfied. You feel like there’s some kind of wall between you and the life you want, but you can’t find a ladder and you’re not even sure what’s on the other side. Life seems aimless, empty, or small. You wonder whether the stories of people you look up to are just a bunch of fairy tales. You desperately crave a better sense of what you’re about, where you came from, where you’re going, and why it all matters.
(262) 384-6520 View (262) 384-6520
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NuLife Family Therapy LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waukesha, WI 53189  (Online Only)
You just survived another fight. Feeling unheard, unappreciated and completely worn out? You yearn to have the marriage you were promised on your wedding day. But at this point, you'd be happy to escape with a shred of self-worth. While it feels like divorce makes you look like a failure to family and friends, staying in this loveless marriage is sucking the soul out of you. You know divorce could cost you everything you and your partner built - not to mention what it will do to the kids. The feelings of emptiness and loneliness is overwhelming. You have nothing left to give. Both choices seem like a lose-lose situation.
You just survived another fight. Feeling unheard, unappreciated and completely worn out? You yearn to have the marriage you were promised on your wedding day. But at this point, you'd be happy to escape with a shred of self-worth. While it feels like divorce makes you look like a failure to family and friends, staying in this loveless marriage is sucking the soul out of you. You know divorce could cost you everything you and your partner built - not to mention what it will do to the kids. The feelings of emptiness and loneliness is overwhelming. You have nothing left to give. Both choices seem like a lose-lose situation.
(262) 731-8026 View (262) 731-8026
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Susan A. Ringle
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LPCC, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Waukesha, WI 53188  (Online Only)
A sense of safety is critical for progress in psychotherapy, and I take care to provide that sense of safety for each person I serve. I appreciate the uniqueness of each person and family I encounter, and work in partnership with them to create their own unique healing process, based upon proven treatments, solid research, and recent advances in treatment protocol. I am a certified trauma counselor, registered play therapist, and Theraplay practitioner and trainer. I provide family therapy that prioritizes the value of each member of the family, healing individuals and relationships, and building or rebuilding healthy family dynamics.
A sense of safety is critical for progress in psychotherapy, and I take care to provide that sense of safety for each person I serve. I appreciate the uniqueness of each person and family I encounter, and work in partnership with them to create their own unique healing process, based upon proven treatments, solid research, and recent advances in treatment protocol. I am a certified trauma counselor, registered play therapist, and Theraplay practitioner and trainer. I provide family therapy that prioritizes the value of each member of the family, healing individuals and relationships, and building or rebuilding healthy family dynamics.
(262) 600-3145 View (262) 600-3145
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Matthew Rozzi
Psychologist, LP
Verified Verified
Waukesha, WI 53188  (Online Only)
I care deeply for the work and the people I have the privilege to connect with and care for. I especially enjoy working with younger folks and couples. Young people today are surrounded by a lot of complex and unique generational issues including rapid technological development, attentional drains, social isolation, reduced financial opportunities, and political uncertainty. Truly this is a difficult time to be a young person. This is also a difficult time to forge meaningful connections with others. But difficult does not mean impossible.
I care deeply for the work and the people I have the privilege to connect with and care for. I especially enjoy working with younger folks and couples. Young people today are surrounded by a lot of complex and unique generational issues including rapid technological development, attentional drains, social isolation, reduced financial opportunities, and political uncertainty. Truly this is a difficult time to be a young person. This is also a difficult time to forge meaningful connections with others. But difficult does not mean impossible.
(262) 217-0378 View (262) 217-0378
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Lexi Anderson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Waukesha, WI 53188
Are you or your child experiencing difficulties at home or school? Are you or your child looking for ways to let out the emotions you’re feeling in a healthy way? No matter where you are in life, we can work together to continue along your journey. I want to help you feel happy and confident in who you are and where you are at in life.
Are you or your child experiencing difficulties at home or school? Are you or your child looking for ways to let out the emotions you’re feeling in a healthy way? No matter where you are in life, we can work together to continue along your journey. I want to help you feel happy and confident in who you are and where you are at in life.
(414) 367-7372 View (414) 367-7372

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Waukesha, WI

100+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Waukesha, WI who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
73% Self Esteem
67% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD
64% Life Transitions
63% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
78% Aetna
67% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Waukesha, WI see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Waukesha?

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.