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Karelyn M. Gonzalez-Cruz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Livingston, NJ 07039
I am a licensed psychologist in the state on New Jersey and New York. I provide individual, couples and family therapy with Spanish population. I have extensive clinical experience working with Hispanic population. I have expertise in trauma focused therapy and evidence-based interventions for children, adolescents and adults. I specialize in disruptive disorders (i.e. ADHD, ODD), mutism, physical and sexual abuse, trauma, play therapy, personality and mood/anxiety disorders, and family disruption. Furthermore, I enjoy helping couples and families.
I am a licensed psychologist in the state on New Jersey and New York. I provide individual, couples and family therapy with Spanish population. I have extensive clinical experience working with Hispanic population. I have expertise in trauma focused therapy and evidence-based interventions for children, adolescents and adults. I specialize in disruptive disorders (i.e. ADHD, ODD), mutism, physical and sexual abuse, trauma, play therapy, personality and mood/anxiety disorders, and family disruption. Furthermore, I enjoy helping couples and families.
(908) 332-5518 View (908) 332-5518
Photo of Eve Schott Taub, Licensed Professional Counselor in 07039, NJ
Eve Schott Taub
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EdS, MA
Verified Verified
Livingston, NJ 07039
My practice is built on the belief that anxiety, conflict and self doubt do not have to be an all encompassing part of anyone’s everyday life. My passion is to work with teens, couples, individual adults, and families. I utilize a cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, strength-based, solution-focused and culturally sensitive approach to counseling. I believe taking part in therapy is courageous and shows a willingness to grow and make positive change. I am continually impressed by the resilience of my clients and consider it my privilege to provide therapy.
My practice is built on the belief that anxiety, conflict and self doubt do not have to be an all encompassing part of anyone’s everyday life. My passion is to work with teens, couples, individual adults, and families. I utilize a cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, strength-based, solution-focused and culturally sensitive approach to counseling. I believe taking part in therapy is courageous and shows a willingness to grow and make positive change. I am continually impressed by the resilience of my clients and consider it my privilege to provide therapy.
(862) 245-4355 View (862) 245-4355
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Iva Kirzhner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Livingston, NJ 07039  (Online Only)
Life brings challenges to all of us; I understand this on a personal level. I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience guiding and advocating for people who suffer from depression, anxiety and personality disorders. I've worked firsthand with terminally ill patients and provided grief counseling to their families.
Life brings challenges to all of us; I understand this on a personal level. I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience guiding and advocating for people who suffer from depression, anxiety and personality disorders. I've worked firsthand with terminally ill patients and provided grief counseling to their families.
(201) 778-6357 View (201) 778-6357
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Ranjana Hari
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD, NCSP
Verified Verified
Livingston, NJ 07039
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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Legacy Counseling,LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Livingston, NJ 07039
Life throws curveballs. Relationships crumble, stress takes hold, past experiences resurface, and sometimes, we just feel lost. But seeking help isn't a weakness – it's a proactive step towards a brighter future. Legacy Counseling, LLC champions the power of outpatient therapy. This approach empowers you to maintain your daily routine while receiving expert guidance and support. Ideal for busy individuals, outpatient therapy offers the flexibility you deserve, on your terms. Our therapists, are masters at tailoring evidence-based therapy to your unique needs.
Life throws curveballs. Relationships crumble, stress takes hold, past experiences resurface, and sometimes, we just feel lost. But seeking help isn't a weakness – it's a proactive step towards a brighter future. Legacy Counseling, LLC champions the power of outpatient therapy. This approach empowers you to maintain your daily routine while receiving expert guidance and support. Ideal for busy individuals, outpatient therapy offers the flexibility you deserve, on your terms. Our therapists, are masters at tailoring evidence-based therapy to your unique needs.
(862) 260-8102 x2 View (862) 260-8102 x2
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Haley Kastner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Livingston, NJ 07039
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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Erica Harris
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Livingston, NJ 07039
Do you find yourself struggling in your relationships? Do you have anxious, worrying thoughts? Are past experiences negatively influencing your present? We often learn to understand ourselves, and the actions and behaviors of others, through the lens of our early life experiences. I will help you disentangle the complex webs that we all form, which may feel insurmountable to conquer alone. I am committed to providing a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental therapeutic space where we will explore uncharted areas of your life to make connections between prior experiences and current emotions in order to develop insight and growth.
Do you find yourself struggling in your relationships? Do you have anxious, worrying thoughts? Are past experiences negatively influencing your present? We often learn to understand ourselves, and the actions and behaviors of others, through the lens of our early life experiences. I will help you disentangle the complex webs that we all form, which may feel insurmountable to conquer alone. I am committed to providing a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental therapeutic space where we will explore uncharted areas of your life to make connections between prior experiences and current emotions in order to develop insight and growth.
(862) 319-3673 View (862) 319-3673
Photo of Michael Overland, Ph.D., Psychologist in 07039, NJ
Michael Overland, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Livingston, NJ 07039  (Online Only)
Sometimes you do everything you're supposed to do and things go right. Sometimes you do everything you're not supposed to do and everything goes right. But what happens when almost nothing goes right? It's disheartening, disorienting, and undermines confidence. What can follow is anxiety (fear and threat come with disorientation), depression (apathy and hopelessness come with being ineffective). You may feel the world is conspiring against you. Often self-deprecation seeps in. You beat yourself up as you feel you've let yourself down, a self-betrayal informing you that you must be defective and inadequate.
Sometimes you do everything you're supposed to do and things go right. Sometimes you do everything you're not supposed to do and everything goes right. But what happens when almost nothing goes right? It's disheartening, disorienting, and undermines confidence. What can follow is anxiety (fear and threat come with disorientation), depression (apathy and hopelessness come with being ineffective). You may feel the world is conspiring against you. Often self-deprecation seeps in. You beat yourself up as you feel you've let yourself down, a self-betrayal informing you that you must be defective and inadequate.
(862) 366-4840 x101 View (862) 366-4840 x101
Photo of Adam Baumwoll, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07039, NJ
Adam Baumwoll
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Livingston, NJ 07039
Developing trust and a rapport with a client is critical to ultimate success, and is especially important when working with pre-teens through young adults. This is one of my strengths and a key component in the therapy. I have worked primarily in addressing the following areas: anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, familial discord, stressors associated with the college application process, relationship issues, and also working with student athletes.
Developing trust and a rapport with a client is critical to ultimate success, and is especially important when working with pre-teens through young adults. This is one of my strengths and a key component in the therapy. I have worked primarily in addressing the following areas: anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, familial discord, stressors associated with the college application process, relationship issues, and also working with student athletes.
(908) 219-6843 View (908) 219-6843
Photo of Liat Matthew, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07039, NJ
Liat Matthew
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Livingston, NJ 07039
As human beings, our lived experiences are often stressful, anxiety producing, and at times traumatic. As a psychotherapist who has been practicing for 20 years, my goal is to create nurturing environments where individuals can process thoughts and feelings, gain new insights, and work to develop more productive ways of coping with their lives and relationships. I aim to develop a secure therapeutic alliance with my clients, based on trust, a sense of safety, and respect.
As human beings, our lived experiences are often stressful, anxiety producing, and at times traumatic. As a psychotherapist who has been practicing for 20 years, my goal is to create nurturing environments where individuals can process thoughts and feelings, gain new insights, and work to develop more productive ways of coping with their lives and relationships. I aim to develop a secure therapeutic alliance with my clients, based on trust, a sense of safety, and respect.
(646) 849-3219 View (646) 849-3219
Photo of Wendy J Lazarus, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07039, NJ
Wendy J Lazarus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Livingston, NJ 07039
Life can be difficult. If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, sad, angry, hurt, worried or having intrusive negative thoughts, talk therapy helps. As your therapist, I can assist you in working through these challenges in order for you to live a more fulfilling and satisfying life. I provide a warm, safe and non-judgmental space where teens and adults can speak freely and feel heard.
Life can be difficult. If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, sad, angry, hurt, worried or having intrusive negative thoughts, talk therapy helps. As your therapist, I can assist you in working through these challenges in order for you to live a more fulfilling and satisfying life. I provide a warm, safe and non-judgmental space where teens and adults can speak freely and feel heard.
(862) 305-8431 View (862) 305-8431
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Timothy O'Connell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Livingston, NJ 07039
Timothy J. O’Connell, Ph.D. is clinical psychologist and couple and family therapist. He has been a trainer in family and couple therapy at several institutions. He trained with Dr. Salvador Minuchin, M.D. and Dr. Carl Whitaker, M.D. He is also a certified Holotropic Breathworker. As such he offers bimonthly Holotropic Breathwork session. Holotropic Breathwork is an experiential form of Transpersonal Psychology. He was certified in Holotropic Breathwork by Stanislav Grof, M.D. and Christina Grof. Dr. O’Connell has been in private practice for 30 years. Dr. O’Connell has special interests in couple and interpersonal relationships , experiential psychotherapy, meditation, Transpersonal Psychology and spirituality. He works with couples, individuals and families.
Timothy J. O’Connell, Ph.D. is clinical psychologist and couple and family therapist. He has been a trainer in family and couple therapy at several institutions. He trained with Dr. Salvador Minuchin, M.D. and Dr. Carl Whitaker, M.D. He is also a certified Holotropic Breathworker. As such he offers bimonthly Holotropic Breathwork session. Holotropic Breathwork is an experiential form of Transpersonal Psychology. He was certified in Holotropic Breathwork by Stanislav Grof, M.D. and Christina Grof. Dr. O’Connell has been in private practice for 30 years. Dr. O’Connell has special interests in couple and interpersonal relationships , experiential psychotherapy, meditation, Transpersonal Psychology and spirituality. He works with couples, individuals and families.
(862) 245-1163 View (862) 245-1163
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Creative Drive LLC - Art Therapy & Expressive Arts
Art Therapist, MA, ATR-BC, ATCS
Verified Verified
Livingston, NJ 07039
You might be wondering how Art Therapy can make a difference in your life and how it can help to overcome personal challenges. Creative interventions provide a safe space for you to gradually explore, identify, and move through feelings in productive and insightful directions. I will listen to you and together we will take a creative journey toward healing and restoration. Building trust, strengthening relationships and avoiding destructive patterns can be so hard to manage. Accessing your creative process will reduce the fears that hold you back from experiencing the joys of everyday life. I welcome the chance to work with you.
You might be wondering how Art Therapy can make a difference in your life and how it can help to overcome personal challenges. Creative interventions provide a safe space for you to gradually explore, identify, and move through feelings in productive and insightful directions. I will listen to you and together we will take a creative journey toward healing and restoration. Building trust, strengthening relationships and avoiding destructive patterns can be so hard to manage. Accessing your creative process will reduce the fears that hold you back from experiencing the joys of everyday life. I welcome the chance to work with you.
(862) 256-5610 View (862) 256-5610
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Joshua Massler
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Livingston, NJ 07039
Dr. Joshua M. Massler is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in the state of New Jersey. He received his doctorate degree from NYU Steinhardt School of Education in Applied Psychology, with a specialization in child and adolescent psychology and graduated with honors. Dr. Massler established his own private practice in 2003 and has since become one of the most sought after clinical psychologists in New Jersey and has been featured in numerous media publications. Dr. Massler is wholly committed to every child, adolescent and adult he treats and provides unparalleled attention to every patient he works with.
Dr. Joshua M. Massler is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in the state of New Jersey. He received his doctorate degree from NYU Steinhardt School of Education in Applied Psychology, with a specialization in child and adolescent psychology and graduated with honors. Dr. Massler established his own private practice in 2003 and has since become one of the most sought after clinical psychologists in New Jersey and has been featured in numerous media publications. Dr. Massler is wholly committed to every child, adolescent and adult he treats and provides unparalleled attention to every patient he works with.
(973) 552-2008 View (973) 552-2008
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Michael Shrem
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, EdM
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Livingston, NJ 07039
Taking the step to enter into therapy takes courage and demonstrates a high level of personal commitment. It is a risk, and that risk needs to be acknowledged. Each of us has needs that should be met with flexibility and adaptation if we are to feel secure in sharing our private lives with another. My therapeutic approach is guided by theory and 10 years of clinical experience. At the same time, I provide a reliable, empathic, and safe environment for you to gain deeper insight into who you are and what you need, in order to find greater meaning and enjoyment in life.
Taking the step to enter into therapy takes courage and demonstrates a high level of personal commitment. It is a risk, and that risk needs to be acknowledged. Each of us has needs that should be met with flexibility and adaptation if we are to feel secure in sharing our private lives with another. My therapeutic approach is guided by theory and 10 years of clinical experience. At the same time, I provide a reliable, empathic, and safe environment for you to gain deeper insight into who you are and what you need, in order to find greater meaning and enjoyment in life.
(973) 988-4212 View (973) 988-4212
Photo of Colleen M. Cavanagh, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07039, NJ
Colleen M. Cavanagh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Livingston, NJ 07039
People can heal from abuse, trauma, loss, grief, broken relationships, and life-changing events. Talking with a trusted professional makes a difference. I step into genuine relationships with my clients. I encourage and challenge my clients to do the same with their loved ones and family members. Healing happens in connection with others, and by strengthening emotional bonds, we become more available to renewal and restoration of our emotional selves. We let go of our emotional baggage! It is such an honor and pleasure to walk beside my clients and witness their journey back to wholeness and happiness.
People can heal from abuse, trauma, loss, grief, broken relationships, and life-changing events. Talking with a trusted professional makes a difference. I step into genuine relationships with my clients. I encourage and challenge my clients to do the same with their loved ones and family members. Healing happens in connection with others, and by strengthening emotional bonds, we become more available to renewal and restoration of our emotional selves. We let go of our emotional baggage! It is such an honor and pleasure to walk beside my clients and witness their journey back to wholeness and happiness.
(201) 820-0699 View (201) 820-0699
Photo of Tamara L Walker, Counselor in 07039, NJ
Tamara L Walker
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Livingston, NJ 07039  (Online Only)
Yes, the world may be becoming more complex, but that doesn’t mean that we cannot create new habits that make our lives a bit simpler. Helping to strengthen and develop successful coping strategies to improve life situations. My passion is to ultimately empower others to manage their own lives independently. Some people struggle with rejection, anxiety, depression; others are looking for help in processing their emotions or just need an extra ear. Sometimes just talking with someone and being able to process with one who is nonjudgmental is what we all need. Let's seek clarity and meaning together.
Yes, the world may be becoming more complex, but that doesn’t mean that we cannot create new habits that make our lives a bit simpler. Helping to strengthen and develop successful coping strategies to improve life situations. My passion is to ultimately empower others to manage their own lives independently. Some people struggle with rejection, anxiety, depression; others are looking for help in processing their emotions or just need an extra ear. Sometimes just talking with someone and being able to process with one who is nonjudgmental is what we all need. Let's seek clarity and meaning together.
(732) 497-3376 View (732) 497-3376
Photo of Anice Thomas, Psychologist in 07039, NJ
Anice Thomas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Livingston, NJ 07039  (Online Only)
I invite individuals, couples, and families to collaborate with me on finding their purpose, healing their hearts, and working toward positive change. The power of a healing, safe space can improve your own well-being as well as deepen the connection you have with others. If you want to improve your relationship with your partner, your child/ren, or even yourself, give me a call today.
I invite individuals, couples, and families to collaborate with me on finding their purpose, healing their hearts, and working toward positive change. The power of a healing, safe space can improve your own well-being as well as deepen the connection you have with others. If you want to improve your relationship with your partner, your child/ren, or even yourself, give me a call today.
(862) 245-4358 View (862) 245-4358
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Nancy Blanco Melendez
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
Livingston, NJ 07039
Therapy can be a very rewarding and empowering experience, particularly when it is achieved in collaboration with a trusting, nonjudgmental, nurturing therapist. I enjoy being a therapist whom people feel comfortable with and can trust to help them. My work centers around helping children (ages 3+), adolescents, and families make positive changes in their lives. I work collaboratively with parents, as they are essential in the therapeutic process. Collaboration also often includes work with schools and other professionals.
Therapy can be a very rewarding and empowering experience, particularly when it is achieved in collaboration with a trusting, nonjudgmental, nurturing therapist. I enjoy being a therapist whom people feel comfortable with and can trust to help them. My work centers around helping children (ages 3+), adolescents, and families make positive changes in their lives. I work collaboratively with parents, as they are essential in the therapeutic process. Collaboration also often includes work with schools and other professionals.
(862) 289-7767 View (862) 289-7767
Photo of Jordan Heiden, Licensed Professional Counselor in 07039, NJ
Jordan Heiden
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Livingston, NJ 07039  (Online Only)
OCD is a heavy burden. And it feels even heavier when nothing seems to help, including therapy. Maybe you feel that OCD is just something you have to tolerate for the rest of your life. I don’t believe that “coping” is your only option. I believe OCD is treatable. And I believe you can make deep-seated and long-lasting change. Together, we’ll look beyond your diagnosis and subtype, and understand the beliefs that maintain the OCD in your life. This can be daunting, but I’ll be there with you every step of the way offering guidance and support.
OCD is a heavy burden. And it feels even heavier when nothing seems to help, including therapy. Maybe you feel that OCD is just something you have to tolerate for the rest of your life. I don’t believe that “coping” is your only option. I believe OCD is treatable. And I believe you can make deep-seated and long-lasting change. Together, we’ll look beyond your diagnosis and subtype, and understand the beliefs that maintain the OCD in your life. This can be daunting, but I’ll be there with you every step of the way offering guidance and support.
(862) 858-6091 View (862) 858-6091

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 07039

300+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in 07039 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
72% Coping Skills
66% Family Conflict
60% Grief

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Aetna
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
63% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 07039 see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 07039?

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.