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Lauren Dobbs
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weston, CT 06883
Dr. Dobbs is an accomplished clinical psychologist with over fifteen years of experience between teaching and clinical work. She specializes in working with children, teens, and adults and has worked across various settings, including private practice, school, residential, and community mental health. Her therapeutic approach is rooted in the gold standard of treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which provides faster, more effective results. With children and teens, she goes beyond the traditional confines of therapy by harnessing their natural creativity, integrating art, music, games, journaling, and other creative outlets.
Dr. Dobbs is an accomplished clinical psychologist with over fifteen years of experience between teaching and clinical work. She specializes in working with children, teens, and adults and has worked across various settings, including private practice, school, residential, and community mental health. Her therapeutic approach is rooted in the gold standard of treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which provides faster, more effective results. With children and teens, she goes beyond the traditional confines of therapy by harnessing their natural creativity, integrating art, music, games, journaling, and other creative outlets.
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Christian R Miner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Weston, CT 06883  (Online Only)
I have 35 years' experience as a psychotherapist with a B.A. from Columbia College and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from New York University. I have served on the faculties of New York University, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, University of California / San Francisco School of Medicine and Yale University School of Medicine. I am comfortable addressing a wide variety of problems & issues with the highest ethical and professional standards.
I have 35 years' experience as a psychotherapist with a B.A. from Columbia College and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from New York University. I have served on the faculties of New York University, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, University of California / San Francisco School of Medicine and Yale University School of Medicine. I am comfortable addressing a wide variety of problems & issues with the highest ethical and professional standards.
(203) 580-6881 View (203) 580-6881
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Cheryl L Allen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ST
Verified Verified
Weston, CT 06883
Waitlist for new clients
Among the joys of my job is the privilege of walking alongside a person on their path to discovering their personal possibilities. I can help you combat anxiety and depression by helping to reveal unrecognized treasure in you. Together we will identify what you are doing right and how to do more of it. In couples therapy, I will help you achieve a deeper, safer connection through a new pattern of communication that gives you the confidence of being partners who will be there for each other.
Among the joys of my job is the privilege of walking alongside a person on their path to discovering their personal possibilities. I can help you combat anxiety and depression by helping to reveal unrecognized treasure in you. Together we will identify what you are doing right and how to do more of it. In couples therapy, I will help you achieve a deeper, safer connection through a new pattern of communication that gives you the confidence of being partners who will be there for each other.
(203) 989-4266 View (203) 989-4266
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Maria Cristina Benedetto
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Weston, CT 06883
Life is full of challenges and change is the only certainty. How you deal with challenge can make all the difference in your mood and life experience. I will partner with you, using evidenced based therapies, and help you learn the coping skills and solutions you need to feel better and get the most out of your life. I support patients who are confronting medical issues or caring for someone else who is ill. I also work to promote good health through changing behaviors to prevent illness. Together we can work to make small changes in your thinking and behavior that will have significant and lasting effects on your well-being.
Life is full of challenges and change is the only certainty. How you deal with challenge can make all the difference in your mood and life experience. I will partner with you, using evidenced based therapies, and help you learn the coping skills and solutions you need to feel better and get the most out of your life. I support patients who are confronting medical issues or caring for someone else who is ill. I also work to promote good health through changing behaviors to prevent illness. Together we can work to make small changes in your thinking and behavior that will have significant and lasting effects on your well-being.
(475) 242-0889 View (475) 242-0889
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Molly Roberts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weston, CT 06883  (Online Only)
I am a psychotherapist licensed to see clients in New York and Connecticut. I am passionate about working with women who are navigating life and facing various stressors such as infertility, the postpartum period and the challenges of everyday life of being a mother. I have worked in various hospital settings, with a focus in supporting families both during and after a NICU admission, with women who have experienced birth trauma or are in a caregiver role and with mothers who have children diagnosed with food allergies, a child with a medical diagnosis or behavioral concerns.
I am a psychotherapist licensed to see clients in New York and Connecticut. I am passionate about working with women who are navigating life and facing various stressors such as infertility, the postpartum period and the challenges of everyday life of being a mother. I have worked in various hospital settings, with a focus in supporting families both during and after a NICU admission, with women who have experienced birth trauma or are in a caregiver role and with mothers who have children diagnosed with food allergies, a child with a medical diagnosis or behavioral concerns.
(475) 348-7689 View (475) 348-7689
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Ann Garvey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Weston, CT 06883
Hi, I am Ann Garvey! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) professionally trained and experienced in working with Young Adults, Adults, Couples and Adolescents with a variety of mental health and relationship concerns. I am passionate about helping my clients maneuver through life transitions. I walk hand in hand with my clients, empowering them to develop effective solutions to their unique challenges. What distinguishes me from other clinicians is the breadth of my experience and long-standing career in a helping profession.
Hi, I am Ann Garvey! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) professionally trained and experienced in working with Young Adults, Adults, Couples and Adolescents with a variety of mental health and relationship concerns. I am passionate about helping my clients maneuver through life transitions. I walk hand in hand with my clients, empowering them to develop effective solutions to their unique challenges. What distinguishes me from other clinicians is the breadth of my experience and long-standing career in a helping profession.
(475) 549-9329 View (475) 549-9329
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Haley Kastner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Weston, CT 06883
Haley provides evidence-based therapy for children, teens, and adults. She has had the opportunity to provide care in private practice, school, and medical settings. This array of experiences has fostered her ability to understand clients through a multi-disciplinary lens and draw upon a multitude of evidence-based treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation, Prevention-Focused Care, Crisis Intervention, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Exposure and Response Prevention. She utilizes these therapies to target anxiety, stress, depression, OCD, trauma, and executive functioning deficits.
Haley provides evidence-based therapy for children, teens, and adults. She has had the opportunity to provide care in private practice, school, and medical settings. This array of experiences has fostered her ability to understand clients through a multi-disciplinary lens and draw upon a multitude of evidence-based treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation, Prevention-Focused Care, Crisis Intervention, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Exposure and Response Prevention. She utilizes these therapies to target anxiety, stress, depression, OCD, trauma, and executive functioning deficits.
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Ina Werdinger, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Weston, CT 06883
I am a seasoned psychotherapist with extensive training and experience. I am psychoanalytically trained but use an eclectic approach to meet the needs of my clients. I conduct individual, family, couples and group psychotherapy with a demographically and diverse patient population. I am skilled at working with clients with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, family problems, parenting issues, coping with health issues, life transitions, grief and loss, gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans-sexual issues, women's problems, infertility, trauma and PTSD. Issues of Adult Children of Alcoholics. Clients struggling with recovery from addiction as well as clients with a past and present history of abuse.
I am a seasoned psychotherapist with extensive training and experience. I am psychoanalytically trained but use an eclectic approach to meet the needs of my clients. I conduct individual, family, couples and group psychotherapy with a demographically and diverse patient population. I am skilled at working with clients with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, family problems, parenting issues, coping with health issues, life transitions, grief and loss, gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans-sexual issues, women's problems, infertility, trauma and PTSD. Issues of Adult Children of Alcoholics. Clients struggling with recovery from addiction as well as clients with a past and present history of abuse.
(203) 496-4679 View (203) 496-4679
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Hannah Halbreich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weston, CT 06883  (Online Only)
Seeking support requires courage. If you’re feeling lost, anxious, depressed, or lacking self-esteem, therapy can provide a place to be heard, feel validated, and hopeful. We will work on identifying and breaking down self-defeating thoughts and behaviors so you can develop the tools to gain self confidence and overcome challenges, heal, and grow. My goal is to empower you with better self-understanding so you can live your best life.
Seeking support requires courage. If you’re feeling lost, anxious, depressed, or lacking self-esteem, therapy can provide a place to be heard, feel validated, and hopeful. We will work on identifying and breaking down self-defeating thoughts and behaviors so you can develop the tools to gain self confidence and overcome challenges, heal, and grow. My goal is to empower you with better self-understanding so you can live your best life.
(203) 350-7163 View (203) 350-7163
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Stephen V. Eliot
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Weston, CT 06883
After working with people in psychotherapy for 42 years I understand that every new person who comes to see me is in emotional crisis, usually frightened, and has mixed feelings about seeking help. I experience every person as unique; initially, it is critical for people to know that they are working with someone who is non-judgmental and worthy of their trust. I still believe that the essence of good therapy is empathy, tactful directness and a collaborative approach that helps people make and internalize changes that will improve their relationships and impart a greater sense of well-being.
After working with people in psychotherapy for 42 years I understand that every new person who comes to see me is in emotional crisis, usually frightened, and has mixed feelings about seeking help. I experience every person as unique; initially, it is critical for people to know that they are working with someone who is non-judgmental and worthy of their trust. I still believe that the essence of good therapy is empathy, tactful directness and a collaborative approach that helps people make and internalize changes that will improve their relationships and impart a greater sense of well-being.
(203) 738-5933 View (203) 738-5933
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Heather M Ehinger
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Weston, CT 06883
We are built for connection, but relationships are complicated. I'm here to get into the muck with you and yours. We become a team to find healthier ways to co-exist. I work by deeply listening, and purposefully strategizing to find solutions that make sense and meet your individual and collective needs. I am dedicated to supporting creative options and limitless possibilities for impossible situations. I will help you face a variety of struggles such as divorce, trauma, parenting, addictions, co-dependence, affairs, and hard to manage teens. With collective insights and effort, we can build your intentional life.
We are built for connection, but relationships are complicated. I'm here to get into the muck with you and yours. We become a team to find healthier ways to co-exist. I work by deeply listening, and purposefully strategizing to find solutions that make sense and meet your individual and collective needs. I am dedicated to supporting creative options and limitless possibilities for impossible situations. I will help you face a variety of struggles such as divorce, trauma, parenting, addictions, co-dependence, affairs, and hard to manage teens. With collective insights and effort, we can build your intentional life.
(203) 701-7880 View (203) 701-7880
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Denise Weber
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, DCEP
Verified Verified
Weston, CT 06883
Not accepting new clients
If you question life's purpose...if you seek to understand...if you want to make a change...talking with a skilled, compassionate counselor may be a path for you to explore. Maybe you experience anxiety, depression or struggle with addictive or compulsive behaviors? Perhaps you have a history of trauma or are plagued by fears and rage, troubled with distorted thinking & negative beliefs. These are the things that keep you trapped and unable to live life to your full potential. Your answers lie within; change is a choice that only you can make.
If you question life's purpose...if you seek to understand...if you want to make a change...talking with a skilled, compassionate counselor may be a path for you to explore. Maybe you experience anxiety, depression or struggle with addictive or compulsive behaviors? Perhaps you have a history of trauma or are plagued by fears and rage, troubled with distorted thinking & negative beliefs. These are the things that keep you trapped and unable to live life to your full potential. Your answers lie within; change is a choice that only you can make.
(203) 403-6595 View (203) 403-6595
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Christine Peters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Weston, CT 06883
Christine has over 10 years of therapy experience, utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and other approaches. She received her degree from New York University and is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults for a variety of issues. These include depression, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, phobias, panic, anger, stress, insomnia, ADHD, autism, developmental delays, and work/home/school issues.
Christine has over 10 years of therapy experience, utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and other approaches. She received her degree from New York University and is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults for a variety of issues. These include depression, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, phobias, panic, anger, stress, insomnia, ADHD, autism, developmental delays, and work/home/school issues.
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Samuel Parton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Weston, CT 06883
Working in schools and foster care settings for years, Sam is an expert in child and adolescent therapy. He utilizes two of the leading therapies, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). With CBT, Sam helps clients change unhelpful thought processes and behavioral patterns and aids clients in bravely facing their fears. While with DBT, he helps clients learn better emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills. He is passionate about building connections and assists clients in finding strengths and skills within themselves to work through any struggles they might be experiencing.
Working in schools and foster care settings for years, Sam is an expert in child and adolescent therapy. He utilizes two of the leading therapies, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). With CBT, Sam helps clients change unhelpful thought processes and behavioral patterns and aids clients in bravely facing their fears. While with DBT, he helps clients learn better emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills. He is passionate about building connections and assists clients in finding strengths and skills within themselves to work through any struggles they might be experiencing.
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Michaela D'Urso
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Weston, CT 06883
Michaela is a passionate Cognitive Behavioral therapist (which is the most effective, researched, and validated therapy to date). She will work with you to identify and change overly negative thinking and unhelpful behaviors that interfere with your mood, reaching your goals, or hampering interpersonal relationships. She works with those struggling with depression, anxiety, worry, phobias, stress, body image issues, performance anxiety, defiant behavior in children, relationship struggles, and work/school issues.
Michaela is a passionate Cognitive Behavioral therapist (which is the most effective, researched, and validated therapy to date). She will work with you to identify and change overly negative thinking and unhelpful behaviors that interfere with your mood, reaching your goals, or hampering interpersonal relationships. She works with those struggling with depression, anxiety, worry, phobias, stress, body image issues, performance anxiety, defiant behavior in children, relationship struggles, and work/school issues.
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Ranjana Hari
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD, NCSP
Verified Verified
Weston, CT 06883
I'm a dedicated psychotherapist with an extensive and diverse background, spanning private practice, schools, college clinics, foster care, and hospitals, including acute care. With a passion for treating individuals of all ages, I specialize in harnessing the power of evidence-based therapies to create long-lasting positive change, focusing on the core of issues, rather than surface change. I take pride in fostering a safe, warm, and compassionate environment that embraces the unique perspectives of clients from diverse backgrounds. Even the most resistant patients find themselves engaged in the therapeutic process under my care.
I'm a dedicated psychotherapist with an extensive and diverse background, spanning private practice, schools, college clinics, foster care, and hospitals, including acute care. With a passion for treating individuals of all ages, I specialize in harnessing the power of evidence-based therapies to create long-lasting positive change, focusing on the core of issues, rather than surface change. I take pride in fostering a safe, warm, and compassionate environment that embraces the unique perspectives of clients from diverse backgrounds. Even the most resistant patients find themselves engaged in the therapeutic process under my care.
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Barbara Greenberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Weston, CT 06883
I am a clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of children, teens, and adults who are dealing with issues including anxiety, depression, conflictual relationships, trauma, and difficult life transitions. I have over 3 decades of experience working in a variety of settings. I also consult for magazines and other forms of media. By far, working with clients in therapy is my biggest honor. I work from a positive psychology approach and focus on strengths. We will work together on creating a narrative of your life and on developing coping strategies to make the journey easier. Therapy will be creative and a joint adventure.
I am a clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of children, teens, and adults who are dealing with issues including anxiety, depression, conflictual relationships, trauma, and difficult life transitions. I have over 3 decades of experience working in a variety of settings. I also consult for magazines and other forms of media. By far, working with clients in therapy is my biggest honor. I work from a positive psychology approach and focus on strengths. We will work together on creating a narrative of your life and on developing coping strategies to make the journey easier. Therapy will be creative and a joint adventure.
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Clorinda Bulfamante
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Weston, CT 06883
I am a clinical psychologist providing therapy and assessment services in Scarsdale and Greenwich. I treat various conditions, such as depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, social anxiety, and school/work issues. I also focus on life transitions, whether that be a recent move, transition from college, changes in family dynamics, or changes in significant relationships. Furthermore, I have extensive experience in conducting psychological assessments. Therapeutically, I focus on developing teens and adults, where as I provide assessments for all ages.
I am a clinical psychologist providing therapy and assessment services in Scarsdale and Greenwich. I treat various conditions, such as depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, social anxiety, and school/work issues. I also focus on life transitions, whether that be a recent move, transition from college, changes in family dynamics, or changes in significant relationships. Furthermore, I have extensive experience in conducting psychological assessments. Therapeutically, I focus on developing teens and adults, where as I provide assessments for all ages.
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North Star Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Weston, CT 06883
Is your relationship with food complicated and distracting, keeping you from your friends and family and taking over your life? Perhaps you are so controlled by thoughts about food and body image that you are isolating, overexercising, and binge eating. Perhaps you have lost your focus, listening to all the noise in your head, overthinking, self-critical, comparing yourself to others, constantly seeking an elusive standard of perfection. Change is possible. I can help you find peace and possibility.
Is your relationship with food complicated and distracting, keeping you from your friends and family and taking over your life? Perhaps you are so controlled by thoughts about food and body image that you are isolating, overexercising, and binge eating. Perhaps you have lost your focus, listening to all the noise in your head, overthinking, self-critical, comparing yourself to others, constantly seeking an elusive standard of perfection. Change is possible. I can help you find peace and possibility.
(203) 672-7613 View (203) 672-7613
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Jason Duncan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Weston, CT 06883
I am a psychologist providing therapy and assessment services for children through adults. I have extensive clinical experience and am an expert Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I’ve been trained by top therapy institutes, am a board member for well accomplished CBT organizations, and run the official podcast for the national CBT organization. I strive to regularly advance my knowledge and provide leading scientific treatments. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, panic, OCD, trauma, stress, insomnia, ADHD, defiance, and work/school issues. Many of my clients lead busy lives; therefore, I offer evening appointments.
I am a psychologist providing therapy and assessment services for children through adults. I have extensive clinical experience and am an expert Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I’ve been trained by top therapy institutes, am a board member for well accomplished CBT organizations, and run the official podcast for the national CBT organization. I strive to regularly advance my knowledge and provide leading scientific treatments. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, panic, OCD, trauma, stress, insomnia, ADHD, defiance, and work/school issues. Many of my clients lead busy lives; therefore, I offer evening appointments.
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Number of Therapists in 06883

60+

Average cost per session

$237

Therapists in 06883 who prioritize treating:

99% Anxiety
93% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
71% Grief
68% Parenting
67% Stress

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aetna
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
57% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in 06883 see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 06883?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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