Counselling in Balgowlah Heights, NSW

Photo of Georgie Pearson, Counsellor in Balgowlah Heights, NSW
Georgie Pearson
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Balgowlah Heights, NSW 2093
In this fast-paced world I offer you a safe space to slow down and be heard. Together we explore your unique experience and discover what makes you feel, think and behave the way you do. You will better understand yourself and make meaning of your life. Key focuses are on repatterning beliefs and behaviours, integrating healing, and creating sustainable change.
In this fast-paced world I offer you a safe space to slow down and be heard. Together we explore your unique experience and discover what makes you feel, think and behave the way you do. You will better understand yourself and make meaning of your life. Key focuses are on repatterning beliefs and behaviours, integrating healing, and creating sustainable change.
(02) 9100 0847 View (02) 9100 0847
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Oksana Pueschel
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Balgowlah Heights, NSW 2093
Neurofeedback Practioner NeurOptimal is a type of neurofeedback system designed to promote overall brain health and wellness. It's based on the principles of dynamical neurofeedback, which involves monitoring and providing feedback to the brain in real-time about its own activity patterns. Benefits: NeurOptimal is often used to promote relaxation, reduce stress, improve focus and concentration, enhance sleep quality, and support overall mental well-being. Some users also report improvements in symptoms related to conditions such as anxiety, ADHD, depression, and PTSD.
Neurofeedback Practioner NeurOptimal is a type of neurofeedback system designed to promote overall brain health and wellness. It's based on the principles of dynamical neurofeedback, which involves monitoring and providing feedback to the brain in real-time about its own activity patterns. Benefits: NeurOptimal is often used to promote relaxation, reduce stress, improve focus and concentration, enhance sleep quality, and support overall mental well-being. Some users also report improvements in symptoms related to conditions such as anxiety, ADHD, depression, and PTSD.
(02) 9100 0180 View (02) 9100 0180
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Helm Psychology and Relationship Counselling
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Balgowlah Heights, NSW 2093
I am a registered psychologist with over 15 years of clinical experience. I provide counselling and psychological therapy to individuals, couples and families. I have experience in Mood Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Addictions, PTSD, Trauma, Psychotic Disorders, Anger Management, Relationship Counselling, and Stress Management.
I am a registered psychologist with over 15 years of clinical experience. I provide counselling and psychological therapy to individuals, couples and families. I have experience in Mood Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Addictions, PTSD, Trauma, Psychotic Disorders, Anger Management, Relationship Counselling, and Stress Management.
(02) 9100 0940 View (02) 9100 0940

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Kiin Health, Psychologist in Balgowlah Heights, NSW
Kiin Health
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086
For over a decade, her work within the public and private health systems has provided her with experience in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, adults and families experiencing problems with depression, anxiety, stress, school, work and relationships. She also has experience working with people struggling with the impact of trauma, bipolar disorder and psychosis. Apart from working with adults, Karen also has expertise working with young adults struggling with anxiety, perfectionism, depression, ADHD, disordered eating, screen addiction and substance use. Karen has a special interest in perinatal mental health
For over a decade, her work within the public and private health systems has provided her with experience in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, adults and families experiencing problems with depression, anxiety, stress, school, work and relationships. She also has experience working with people struggling with the impact of trauma, bipolar disorder and psychosis. Apart from working with adults, Karen also has expertise working with young adults struggling with anxiety, perfectionism, depression, ADHD, disordered eating, screen addiction and substance use. Karen has a special interest in perinatal mental health
(02) 8403 2435 View (02) 8403 2435
Photo of Brendan McNicholas, Psychologist in Balgowlah Heights, NSW
Brendan McNicholas
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brookvale, NSW 2100
We can all get stuck with personal challenges and sometimes we need to deal with significant difficulties that cause us genuine concern. This can impact the way we feel and function in our personal and professional lives. That’s where I can help. I am a warm and empathetic psychologist with extensive counselling skills and clinical experience. I focus on establishing strong therapeutic relationships with my clients, enabling genuine conversations about your individual needs and challenges to take place. I combine evidenced-based treatments with a supportive and encouraging approach to improve your mental health and wellbeing.
We can all get stuck with personal challenges and sometimes we need to deal with significant difficulties that cause us genuine concern. This can impact the way we feel and function in our personal and professional lives. That’s where I can help. I am a warm and empathetic psychologist with extensive counselling skills and clinical experience. I focus on establishing strong therapeutic relationships with my clients, enabling genuine conversations about your individual needs and challenges to take place. I combine evidenced-based treatments with a supportive and encouraging approach to improve your mental health and wellbeing.
(02) 8403 1919 View (02) 8403 1919
Photo of Mitra Storey, Psychologist in Balgowlah Heights, NSW
Mitra Storey
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mosman, NSW 2088
Hello there! I am a registered psychologist with a strong passion for helping people transform their lives. I specialise in working with clients who are dealing with a wide range of presentations, such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, shame, and trauma. When working with clients, I believe in taking a holistic and client-centred approach. This means that I work collaboratively with my clients to design and implement treatment plans that are based on best practice and evidence.
Hello there! I am a registered psychologist with a strong passion for helping people transform their lives. I specialise in working with clients who are dealing with a wide range of presentations, such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, shame, and trauma. When working with clients, I believe in taking a holistic and client-centred approach. This means that I work collaboratively with my clients to design and implement treatment plans that are based on best practice and evidence.
(02) 8074 5442 View (02) 8074 5442
Photo of Olivia de Bergerac in Balgowlah Heights, NSW
Olivia de Bergerac
PhD
Verified Verified
Mosman, NSW 2088
My mission is to free my clients from their biggest pain (from childhood, relationship, addiction, stress etc...) and help them to manifest their biggest dream. My French PhD is on Psychology of Fairy Tales based the Transactional Analysis of Eric Berne in the USA. In Australia I was trained for years in transpersonal psychotherapy based on meditation and regression. Finally I developed my own research and approach based on neuroscience and Dolphin Therapy. Dolphins (in the wild or virtual via Zoom) help my clients to enter a deep meditation state for transformation. My books share this approach.
My mission is to free my clients from their biggest pain (from childhood, relationship, addiction, stress etc...) and help them to manifest their biggest dream. My French PhD is on Psychology of Fairy Tales based the Transactional Analysis of Eric Berne in the USA. In Australia I was trained for years in transpersonal psychotherapy based on meditation and regression. Finally I developed my own research and approach based on neuroscience and Dolphin Therapy. Dolphins (in the wild or virtual via Zoom) help my clients to enter a deep meditation state for transformation. My books share this approach.
(02) 9100 0623 View (02) 9100 0623
Photo of Kathryn Cordier, Psychotherapist in Balgowlah Heights, NSW
Kathryn Cordier
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Willoughby, NSW 2068
Hi, I’m a client-centred counsellor and psychotherapist who helps young people and adults move through challenges they may be facing such as stress, relationship breakdowns, anxiety, depression and grief and loss. I also provide trauma responsive care. I work collaboratively with clients to help them feel safe, build resilience and to think and feel more positively about themselves. Clients thereby develop a better connection with themselves and those who are important to them and feel able to face their challenges with greater ease and a sense of empowerment.
Hi, I’m a client-centred counsellor and psychotherapist who helps young people and adults move through challenges they may be facing such as stress, relationship breakdowns, anxiety, depression and grief and loss. I also provide trauma responsive care. I work collaboratively with clients to help them feel safe, build resilience and to think and feel more positively about themselves. Clients thereby develop a better connection with themselves and those who are important to them and feel able to face their challenges with greater ease and a sense of empowerment.
(02) 9158 6106 View (02) 9158 6106
Photo of Cherie Marriott - Couple and family counsellor, Psychotherapist in Balgowlah Heights, NSW
Cherie Marriott - Couple and family counsellor
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Mosman, NSW 2088
Cherie brings a mix of warmth and expert training to help couples and families navigate difficult patches in their relationships. She specialises in communication problems, escalating conflict, low intimacy, affairs, parenting struggles, ADHD, teen mental health, family blending, step-parenting, and complex childhood trauma. She has a particular interest in working with adult families around grief & loss, disagreements and cut-offs, money issues and narcissistic dynamics. She also has extensive experience in post-separation counselling, Family Court matters and shared parenting arrangements.
Cherie brings a mix of warmth and expert training to help couples and families navigate difficult patches in their relationships. She specialises in communication problems, escalating conflict, low intimacy, affairs, parenting struggles, ADHD, teen mental health, family blending, step-parenting, and complex childhood trauma. She has a particular interest in working with adult families around grief & loss, disagreements and cut-offs, money issues and narcissistic dynamics. She also has extensive experience in post-separation counselling, Family Court matters and shared parenting arrangements.
(02) 9100 0795 View (02) 9100 0795
Photo of Larissa Kirpichnikov, Psychologist in Balgowlah Heights, NSW
Larissa Kirpichnikov
Psychologist, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Mosman, NSW 2088
Couples Therapy & Coaching / Individuals Therapy & Coaching / Family Dispute Resolution Mediation (FDRP) & Divorce Coaching Services. With more than 25 years experience of living and working in Australia and abroad, Larissa understands that life and relationships are not always smooth. Whether you are wishing to improve your intimate relationship, seek individual support, parenting &/or financial FDR mediation services, or divorce coaching, please call to discuss how we can best assist you. You may also visit our website for further information.
Couples Therapy & Coaching / Individuals Therapy & Coaching / Family Dispute Resolution Mediation (FDRP) & Divorce Coaching Services. With more than 25 years experience of living and working in Australia and abroad, Larissa understands that life and relationships are not always smooth. Whether you are wishing to improve your intimate relationship, seek individual support, parenting &/or financial FDR mediation services, or divorce coaching, please call to discuss how we can best assist you. You may also visit our website for further information.
(02) 9100 0410 View (02) 9100 0410
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Claire Hurwitz
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Willoughby, NSW 2068
As a Clinical Psychologist, I strive to create a space where my clients feel safe, supported, and able to speak freely without fear of judgement. I would describe myself as a warm, empathic, and understanding with a passion for providing client-centered care. I have experience working with individuals across the life-span experiencing various mental health difficulties in a variety of clinical settings, including private practice, in-patient hospital, schools, and university clinics. I currently work with adolescents, young adults, and adults.
As a Clinical Psychologist, I strive to create a space where my clients feel safe, supported, and able to speak freely without fear of judgement. I would describe myself as a warm, empathic, and understanding with a passion for providing client-centered care. I have experience working with individuals across the life-span experiencing various mental health difficulties in a variety of clinical settings, including private practice, in-patient hospital, schools, and university clinics. I currently work with adolescents, young adults, and adults.
(02) 9538 7061 View (02) 9538 7061
Photo of Kim Ambor, Psychologist in Balgowlah Heights, NSW
Kim Ambor
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086
I work with a range of clients as I have 3 main specialities: I work with couples and families (Gottman therapist) I help WorkCover clients (SIRA accredited) I help clients who have had trauma or health related issues (EMDR)
I work with a range of clients as I have 3 main specialities: I work with couples and families (Gottman therapist) I help WorkCover clients (SIRA accredited) I help clients who have had trauma or health related issues (EMDR)
(02) 9100 0330 View (02) 9100 0330
Photo of Carmen Teodor, Psychologist in Balgowlah Heights, NSW
Carmen Teodor
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manly, NSW 2095  (Online Only)
Whether you're facing the challenges of battling depression, managing anxiety, wrestling with low self-esteem, navigating parenting difficulties, relationship issues, coping with stress, dealing with life crises, family issues, complex trauma, PTSD, cross-cultural dilemmas, coping with grief and loss, tackling workplace stress, or providing support for children after separation—I'm here for you. Expect a reset button for your life. In our Telehealth sessions, we connect virtually to explore and understand your experiences. It's a conversation that helps you focus on what matters most – you.
Whether you're facing the challenges of battling depression, managing anxiety, wrestling with low self-esteem, navigating parenting difficulties, relationship issues, coping with stress, dealing with life crises, family issues, complex trauma, PTSD, cross-cultural dilemmas, coping with grief and loss, tackling workplace stress, or providing support for children after separation—I'm here for you. Expect a reset button for your life. In our Telehealth sessions, we connect virtually to explore and understand your experiences. It's a conversation that helps you focus on what matters most – you.
(02) 8105 6074 View (02) 8105 6074
Photo of Christina Comely, Psychologist in Balgowlah Heights, NSW
Christina Comely
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Balgowlah, NSW 2093
I am a psychologist working on the Northern Beaches in Sydney. I offer CBT based therapy including BULK BILLING with a Mental Health Plan from a GP for clients on CentreLink or otherwise financially limited. I also offer Religiously integrated CBT(RCBT) for clients who have a Christian or Jewish faith and want to use it as a strength in therapy. I have extensive experience with mental health issues, alcohol and other drug addictions, depression and anxiety. See Fb @SetFreePsychology for more.
I am a psychologist working on the Northern Beaches in Sydney. I offer CBT based therapy including BULK BILLING with a Mental Health Plan from a GP for clients on CentreLink or otherwise financially limited. I also offer Religiously integrated CBT(RCBT) for clients who have a Christian or Jewish faith and want to use it as a strength in therapy. I have extensive experience with mental health issues, alcohol and other drug addictions, depression and anxiety. See Fb @SetFreePsychology for more.
(02) 9158 6630 View (02) 9158 6630
Photo of Peter Samii, Counsellor in Balgowlah Heights, NSW
Peter Samii
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Willoughby, NSW 2068
Peter is a qualified counsellor and is registered with the Australian Counselling Association. Peter has a relaxed and caring nature and works towards assisting clients to cultivate short-term and long-term solutions to navigate through life’s challenges and to live their lives with improved self-confidence, self-awareness, and with profound meaning. His counselling approach centres on the following evidence-based treatment approaches including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Person-centred Therapy Solution-focused Therapy Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Peter is a qualified counsellor and is registered with the Australian Counselling Association. Peter has a relaxed and caring nature and works towards assisting clients to cultivate short-term and long-term solutions to navigate through life’s challenges and to live their lives with improved self-confidence, self-awareness, and with profound meaning. His counselling approach centres on the following evidence-based treatment approaches including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Person-centred Therapy Solution-focused Therapy Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
(02) 7804 4604 View (02) 7804 4604
Photo of Katherine Watson, Psychologist in Balgowlah Heights, NSW
Katherine Watson
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Willoughby, NSW 2068
Creating change takes commitment. My clients are adults (18+) who want to see changes in their lives and are ready to work together to make this happen. My approach is grounded in mindfulness, and I work collaboratively with clients to identify their issues and the therapeutic approach that best suits them. Clients who want to draw on their strengths to manage life's challenges and learn to be more self-compassionate are welcomed.
Creating change takes commitment. My clients are adults (18+) who want to see changes in their lives and are ready to work together to make this happen. My approach is grounded in mindfulness, and I work collaboratively with clients to identify their issues and the therapeutic approach that best suits them. Clients who want to draw on their strengths to manage life's challenges and learn to be more self-compassionate are welcomed.
(02) 9100 0349 View (02) 9100 0349
Photo of Daria Kouznetsova, Psychologist in Balgowlah Heights, NSW
Daria Kouznetsova
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Mosman, NSW 2088  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Dr Daria is an empathic, vibrant, warm and down to earth Clinical Psychologist, Couples Therapist and Executive/Leadership Coach who is dedicated to supporting her clients in reaching their goals. Daria is passionate about helping individuals, couples and families across a wide range of presentations, and prefers to use an integrative approach to therapy and coaching. Her robust understanding and experience with clinical and corporate presentations contributes to her strong desire to support clients in achieving meaningful change, growth and personal development in any area of their lives.
Dr Daria is an empathic, vibrant, warm and down to earth Clinical Psychologist, Couples Therapist and Executive/Leadership Coach who is dedicated to supporting her clients in reaching their goals. Daria is passionate about helping individuals, couples and families across a wide range of presentations, and prefers to use an integrative approach to therapy and coaching. Her robust understanding and experience with clinical and corporate presentations contributes to her strong desire to support clients in achieving meaningful change, growth and personal development in any area of their lives.
(02) 8294 8509 View (02) 8294 8509
Photo of Alejandra Hayes, Counsellor in Balgowlah Heights, NSW
Alejandra Hayes
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Manly Vale, NSW 2093
As a mental health professional, I am particularly interested in early intervention and well-being support. Accordingly, my services include perinatal counselling, child play therapy, adolescent counselling, parent consulting, psychoeducation and outdoor therapy (e.g. walk & talk sessions for new mums). In my sessions, I aim to create a safe, non-judgmental and nurturing space where clients can comfortably explore issues, identify unhelpful patterns, be open to receiving support, learn new skills, and grow into their best selves.
As a mental health professional, I am particularly interested in early intervention and well-being support. Accordingly, my services include perinatal counselling, child play therapy, adolescent counselling, parent consulting, psychoeducation and outdoor therapy (e.g. walk & talk sessions for new mums). In my sessions, I aim to create a safe, non-judgmental and nurturing space where clients can comfortably explore issues, identify unhelpful patterns, be open to receiving support, learn new skills, and grow into their best selves.
(02) 9100 0324 View (02) 9100 0324
Photo of Werner Teichert, Psychologist in Balgowlah Heights, NSW
Werner Teichert
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Manly, NSW 2095
Werner Teichert obtained his Master in Clinical Psychology degree (Cum Laude) from the University of South Africa and has also completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with The University of Reading. He is a full Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and a Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists (FCCLIN). Werner’s passion is providing shorter term, evidence-informed, value-based care to patients. His therapeutic approach is collaborative and the focus is on reaching shared goals.
Werner Teichert obtained his Master in Clinical Psychology degree (Cum Laude) from the University of South Africa and has also completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with The University of Reading. He is a full Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and a Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists (FCCLIN). Werner’s passion is providing shorter term, evidence-informed, value-based care to patients. His therapeutic approach is collaborative and the focus is on reaching shared goals.
(02) 4077 2914 View (02) 4077 2914
Photo of Jessica Medd, Psychologist in Balgowlah Heights, NSW
Jessica Medd
Psychologist, MPsych, MACPA
Verified Verified
Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086
I am a Senior Clinical Psychologist and have 25 years experience of working both in public and private health. I am also an endorsed Clinical Supervisor with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA). I am a warm and engaging psychologist who enjoys working with people from all walks of life helping them navigate their challenges. I have a particular interest in working with people with serious and life threatening illnesses and those who live with, and care for them. I work within the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy framework that I feel is realistic and gives practical and meaningful strategies.
I am a Senior Clinical Psychologist and have 25 years experience of working both in public and private health. I am also an endorsed Clinical Supervisor with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA). I am a warm and engaging psychologist who enjoys working with people from all walks of life helping them navigate their challenges. I have a particular interest in working with people with serious and life threatening illnesses and those who live with, and care for them. I work within the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy framework that I feel is realistic and gives practical and meaningful strategies.
(02) 9159 6510 View (02) 9159 6510

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Balgowlah Heights, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Balgowlah Heights, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Spirituality
100% Alcohol Use
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem
67% Depression
67% Anxiety

Average years in practice

5 Years

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

How Counsellors in Balgowlah Heights, NSW see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Balgowlah Heights?

Search for nearby psychologists or counsellors by inputting your city, suburb, postcode, 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 postcode into the search bar.

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

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the Australian Counselling Association and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. Psychologists must be registered in the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Most Social Workers listed in the directory are members of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors in Australia, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

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

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in Australia.

Psychologists have earned a 4 year undergraduate degree in psychology and have completed a postgraduate internship or postgraduate degree. Psychotherapists generally have an undergraduate degree in a health related field in addition to 3-4 years of specialist training in psychotherapy and a period of personal psychotherapy. In order to belong to a professional organisation such as the ACA or PACFA, counsellors and psychotherapists are required to have completed a certain level of AQF qualifications and/ or an approved training course as well as clinical and supervision hours. Social Workers registered with the AASW are required to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited institution.

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, the cost of a therapy session in Australia could be between $100 and $250. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

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.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The Better Access Scheme is a government program offering Medicare rebates for mental health care. To access the program you will need to be assessed and diagnosed by your GP and get a Mental Health Plan. This will allow you to receive up to 10 individual sessions and 10 group sessions a year with practitioners who accept bulk billing, with no out of pocket costs for you.

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 postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the ACA, PACFA, or the APS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others or when a minor is in danger, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.