Photo of Dara Mastro, Licensed Professional Counselor in 07054, NJ
Dara Mastro
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, BCPC
Verified Verified
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Depression, anxiety, and fear are three emotions that can hinder individuals from leading happy, productive lives. I have extensive training in these areas that help my clients to alleviate, if not eliminate the distressing circumstances that cause emotional pain. If you've ever been abused emotionally or physically, have experienced a traumatic event, feel stuck in an unfulfilling relationship, or struggle with daily life stressors, I know I can help you through it.
Depression, anxiety, and fear are three emotions that can hinder individuals from leading happy, productive lives. I have extensive training in these areas that help my clients to alleviate, if not eliminate the distressing circumstances that cause emotional pain. If you've ever been abused emotionally or physically, have experienced a traumatic event, feel stuck in an unfulfilling relationship, or struggle with daily life stressors, I know I can help you through it.
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Stu Leeds
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Parsippany, NJ 07054  (Online Only)
Assistance in full emotional health serving children, adolescents, adults, and families. Severe familial conflict, depression and anxiety, and trauma related disorders. Attentional and disruptive behavior disorders. Forensic psychological services and assessment. A Cognitive-Behavioral approach is emphasized.
Assistance in full emotional health serving children, adolescents, adults, and families. Severe familial conflict, depression and anxiety, and trauma related disorders. Attentional and disruptive behavior disorders. Forensic psychological services and assessment. A Cognitive-Behavioral approach is emphasized.
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Victoria DaCorte
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Victoria DaCorte is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in New Jersey with four years of experience. She graduated from Felician University. Victoria believes in a treatment philosophy that includes EFT/CBT. She offers Individual Therapy, Family/Couples Therapy, Case Management, and Group Therapy. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys hiking, and kayaking.
Victoria DaCorte is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in New Jersey with four years of experience. She graduated from Felician University. Victoria believes in a treatment philosophy that includes EFT/CBT. She offers Individual Therapy, Family/Couples Therapy, Case Management, and Group Therapy. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys hiking, and kayaking.
(862) 666-3459 View (862) 666-3459
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Kathleen Gravino
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Parsippany, NJ 07054
The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. Maya Angelou I believe that a safe and trusting relationship with the therapist is the key to change in therapy. It takes courage and the ability to be vulnerable to look at ourselves honestly. I will provide a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental atmosphere. We will work together to identify the obstacles that are blocking your growth. I will be your guide in trying to help you increase your awareness of what your needs are so that the changes you desire in your life can occur.
The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. Maya Angelou I believe that a safe and trusting relationship with the therapist is the key to change in therapy. It takes courage and the ability to be vulnerable to look at ourselves honestly. I will provide a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental atmosphere. We will work together to identify the obstacles that are blocking your growth. I will be your guide in trying to help you increase your awareness of what your needs are so that the changes you desire in your life can occur.
(862) 314-6537 View (862) 314-6537
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Patricia Johnsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Cultivating positive thinking can become a healthy habit through effective therapy. As a well-trained and experienced psychotherapist with more than 30 years in the mental health profession, I provide a positive, inspiring and safe place where individuals are able to share their fears, express emotions and desires, and identify their needs. Explore and embrace your personal strengths and positive self. Positive change happens in your life when you envision the awe of your own existence and the new path to a healthier you.
Cultivating positive thinking can become a healthy habit through effective therapy. As a well-trained and experienced psychotherapist with more than 30 years in the mental health profession, I provide a positive, inspiring and safe place where individuals are able to share their fears, express emotions and desires, and identify their needs. Explore and embrace your personal strengths and positive self. Positive change happens in your life when you envision the awe of your own existence and the new path to a healthier you.
(201) 809-9931 View (201) 809-9931
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Katie Rella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Parsippany, NJ 07054
atie Rella is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2019. She has a Master of Social Work from Fordham University. Katie provides a supportive and nonjudgmental environment for everyone that walks through her door. It is her goal for each individual to feel accepted heard. Katie tries to tell her clients that she is in this journey with them as their co-pilot. She has experience working with depression, anxiety, substance use, and mood disorders. Katie also has experience utilizing both cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy modalities in sessions.
atie Rella is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2019. She has a Master of Social Work from Fordham University. Katie provides a supportive and nonjudgmental environment for everyone that walks through her door. It is her goal for each individual to feel accepted heard. Katie tries to tell her clients that she is in this journey with them as their co-pilot. She has experience working with depression, anxiety, substance use, and mood disorders. Katie also has experience utilizing both cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy modalities in sessions.
(862) 314-7914 View (862) 314-7914
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Morris Psychological Group, PA
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Parsippany, NJ 07054
**Morris Psychological group is now offering video telepsychology sessions.** Morris Psychological Group, established in 1990, is a team of expertly trained mental health professionals whose areas of expertise include clinical, forensic and neuropsychology. Additional specialties include, health psychology, hypnotherapy, sport psychology, risk assessments and FAA Cognitive Evaluations. We are pleased to provide a welcoming environment and supportive experience for those who seek our services.
**Morris Psychological group is now offering video telepsychology sessions.** Morris Psychological Group, established in 1990, is a team of expertly trained mental health professionals whose areas of expertise include clinical, forensic and neuropsychology. Additional specialties include, health psychology, hypnotherapy, sport psychology, risk assessments and FAA Cognitive Evaluations. We are pleased to provide a welcoming environment and supportive experience for those who seek our services.
(973) 671-8082 x201 View (973) 671-8082 x201
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Joseph Morreale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Joe Morreale is a Licensed Social Worker in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2022. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities with a Minor in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Clinical Social Work. Joe believes in utilizing an eclectic person-in-environment approach that accounts for the most important aspects of healthy human wellness. He carefully addresses all the relevant domains that exist in the bio-evolutionary informed practice philosophy, as well as existing evidence-based manualized treatment modalities. In his spare time, Joe enjoys pottery, cooking, backpacking, camping, and creative writing.
Joe Morreale is a Licensed Social Worker in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2022. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities with a Minor in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Clinical Social Work. Joe believes in utilizing an eclectic person-in-environment approach that accounts for the most important aspects of healthy human wellness. He carefully addresses all the relevant domains that exist in the bio-evolutionary informed practice philosophy, as well as existing evidence-based manualized treatment modalities. In his spare time, Joe enjoys pottery, cooking, backpacking, camping, and creative writing.
(973) 841-8654 View (973) 841-8654
Photo of Melissa D. South, Licensed Professional Counselor in 07054, NJ
Melissa D. South
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, ACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Melissa South is a compassionate, affirming, and caring counselor dedicated to helping children, teens, couples & families grow and thrive. Melissa specializes in treating a wide range of issues affecting youth and families including: coping skills for stress & anxiety, school challenges, bullying, behavioral issues, mood regulation, trauma--including youth sexual trauma, adoption & foster care, parenting, and more. Additionally, she is an experienced, competent, & inspiring Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) for LACs seeking outside clinical supervision to develop their professional identity & grow clinical skills.
Melissa South is a compassionate, affirming, and caring counselor dedicated to helping children, teens, couples & families grow and thrive. Melissa specializes in treating a wide range of issues affecting youth and families including: coping skills for stress & anxiety, school challenges, bullying, behavioral issues, mood regulation, trauma--including youth sexual trauma, adoption & foster care, parenting, and more. Additionally, she is an experienced, competent, & inspiring Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) for LACs seeking outside clinical supervision to develop their professional identity & grow clinical skills.
(201) 389-9308 View (201) 389-9308
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Penny Beil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Parsippany, NJ 07054
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who has been licensed in the state of New Jersey for many years. I obtained my Masters of Social Work from New York University. During this time, I have worked exclusively in the field of behavioral health. My experiences have given me the opportunity to meet individuals, who unaware of their inner strength, have by making tiny changes in their thoughts and actions, improved their joy of life. Being witness to these positive changes I am in awe of the human spirit; remaining hopeful that individuals can grow and change. As a social worker, I see the individual from a holistic point of view.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who has been licensed in the state of New Jersey for many years. I obtained my Masters of Social Work from New York University. During this time, I have worked exclusively in the field of behavioral health. My experiences have given me the opportunity to meet individuals, who unaware of their inner strength, have by making tiny changes in their thoughts and actions, improved their joy of life. Being witness to these positive changes I am in awe of the human spirit; remaining hopeful that individuals can grow and change. As a social worker, I see the individual from a holistic point of view.
(862) 296-0762 View (862) 296-0762
Photo of Alexandra Rivas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07054, NJ
Alexandra Rivas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parsippany, NJ 07054
As a psychotherapist, I have assisted individuals and families face the many challenging feelings that life brings. Whether you are dealing with Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-esteem, or just need guidance with navigating relationships and life transitions, I am here to help. Difficult life events or trauma may have shaped your past, but you have the power to define your future. Let’s rewrite your story together, focusing on your innate strengths and building your capacity to create a fulfilling life. Together, we can make sense of overwhelming emotions, work through relationship challenges, and transform shame into self-esteem.
As a psychotherapist, I have assisted individuals and families face the many challenging feelings that life brings. Whether you are dealing with Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-esteem, or just need guidance with navigating relationships and life transitions, I am here to help. Difficult life events or trauma may have shaped your past, but you have the power to define your future. Let’s rewrite your story together, focusing on your innate strengths and building your capacity to create a fulfilling life. Together, we can make sense of overwhelming emotions, work through relationship challenges, and transform shame into self-esteem.
(551) 209-3312 View (551) 209-3312
Photo of Lisa Villano, Licensed Professional Counselor in 07054, NJ
Lisa Villano
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Lisa brings 22 years of experience treating mental health and substance use disorders. She has managed all levels of care from inpatient to outpatient; working with adolescents through the geriatric population. Lisa's various roles include behavioral healthcare operations, program development, planning and evaluation, medically assisted treatment, clinical care and utilization management, employee engagement and supervision.Lisa graduated with her Masters degree in clinical addictions counseling and obtained her LPC and LCADC shortly thereafter.
Lisa brings 22 years of experience treating mental health and substance use disorders. She has managed all levels of care from inpatient to outpatient; working with adolescents through the geriatric population. Lisa's various roles include behavioral healthcare operations, program development, planning and evaluation, medically assisted treatment, clinical care and utilization management, employee engagement and supervision.Lisa graduated with her Masters degree in clinical addictions counseling and obtained her LPC and LCADC shortly thereafter.
(862) 362-7817 View (862) 362-7817
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Byers Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Parsippany, NJ 07054  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes it feels like we are sitting in a bubble watching life happen around us. It may be anxiety, grief, hopelessness, trauma, or feelings of being unworthy, that make life feel overwhelming or dull. We can work together to create healthy thinking patterns, effective coping skills, and a realistic self-care routine that will take you from being a spectator to a participant.
Sometimes it feels like we are sitting in a bubble watching life happen around us. It may be anxiety, grief, hopelessness, trauma, or feelings of being unworthy, that make life feel overwhelming or dull. We can work together to create healthy thinking patterns, effective coping skills, and a realistic self-care routine that will take you from being a spectator to a participant.
(551) 210-4817 View (551) 210-4817
Photo of Leann Kahrer, Licensed Professional Counselor in 07054, NJ
Leann Kahrer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Welcome and congratulations on starting/resuming your mental health journey! I'd like to help make this journey as comfortable and easy as possible by supporting you along the way. I have experience working with all ages and specialize in working with teens through adults. I have worked with people with a variety of mental health and life challenges to help them feel more empowered and fulfilled. I have expertise in working with the LGBTQ+ population, couples, and identity development. I believe it is important to focus not just on issues and negatives, but the whole person and positives. Feel free to reach out!
Welcome and congratulations on starting/resuming your mental health journey! I'd like to help make this journey as comfortable and easy as possible by supporting you along the way. I have experience working with all ages and specialize in working with teens through adults. I have worked with people with a variety of mental health and life challenges to help them feel more empowered and fulfilled. I have expertise in working with the LGBTQ+ population, couples, and identity development. I believe it is important to focus not just on issues and negatives, but the whole person and positives. Feel free to reach out!
(862) 278-9691 View (862) 278-9691
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Ann Gharib
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCADC, NCC
Verified Verified
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Are you struggling with an addiction problem and/or do you feel that you are dependent on a drink or a drug to help you relieve pain or feel happier? Do you feel that your mind doesn’t stop racing and that your mental health is suffering? Have you been struggling with emotional, mental, or spiritual void? It is time to seek professional help, which can guide you through your journey, help you overcome your addiction, develop coping skills, learn to process your feelings and thoughts, & restore or develop meaningful relationships. Remember when you feel that your world is falling apart, that’s when it can indeed fall into place!
Are you struggling with an addiction problem and/or do you feel that you are dependent on a drink or a drug to help you relieve pain or feel happier? Do you feel that your mind doesn’t stop racing and that your mental health is suffering? Have you been struggling with emotional, mental, or spiritual void? It is time to seek professional help, which can guide you through your journey, help you overcome your addiction, develop coping skills, learn to process your feelings and thoughts, & restore or develop meaningful relationships. Remember when you feel that your world is falling apart, that’s when it can indeed fall into place!
(862) 356-5465 View (862) 356-5465
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Ashley Lai
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Ashley Lai is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of New Jersey. She received her Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of New Jersey, double majoring in Psychology and Music with a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Ashley has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and elders in educational, in-community, nursing home, non-profit, and outpatient settings providing both individual and group therapy. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), art therapy, and play therapy and incorporates mindfulness and somatic
Ashley Lai is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of New Jersey. She received her Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of New Jersey, double majoring in Psychology and Music with a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Ashley has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and elders in educational, in-community, nursing home, non-profit, and outpatient settings providing both individual and group therapy. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), art therapy, and play therapy and incorporates mindfulness and somatic
(908) 503-3967 View (908) 503-3967
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Katie Wrobel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Katie Wrobel is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2008. She has a B. A from University of South Carolina and an M.S. from East Carolina University. Katie believes in creating a safe, non-judgmental, empathetic, and supportive environment. She works hard to help her clients reach their goals and build congruency between their wants and needs in a variety of ways. Katie feels the therapeutic relationship working alongside the client helps in their success of making positive changes in their life.
Katie Wrobel is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2008. She has a B. A from University of South Carolina and an M.S. from East Carolina University. Katie believes in creating a safe, non-judgmental, empathetic, and supportive environment. She works hard to help her clients reach their goals and build congruency between their wants and needs in a variety of ways. Katie feels the therapeutic relationship working alongside the client helps in their success of making positive changes in their life.
(862) 465-9058 View (862) 465-9058
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Barbara Muller-Ackerman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Barbara Muller-Ackerman is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2002. She received her undergraduate degree at Fairleigh Dickinson and her Master's Degree from Kean University. Barbara has experience across the life span, working with children in school, from Pre-K through Grade 8, then in private practice additionally working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She offers a warm, nurturing, and safe space to explore and promote healing, personal growth, and change. In her free time, Barbara enjoys reading, baking, and, without a doubt, the joy of spending time with her family!.
Barbara Muller-Ackerman is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2002. She received her undergraduate degree at Fairleigh Dickinson and her Master's Degree from Kean University. Barbara has experience across the life span, working with children in school, from Pre-K through Grade 8, then in private practice additionally working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She offers a warm, nurturing, and safe space to explore and promote healing, personal growth, and change. In her free time, Barbara enjoys reading, baking, and, without a doubt, the joy of spending time with her family!.
(862) 500-3956 View (862) 500-3956
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Ashley Gorman
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Dr. Gorman specializes in neuropsychological assessment of adolescents and adults for concerns related to memory problems, dementia, ADHD, autism, learning disorders, and general neurological, medical, and psychiatric conditions. She assists in making an accurate diagnosis and offering treatment recommendations and educational interventions that are tailored to each person's unique needs.
Dr. Gorman specializes in neuropsychological assessment of adolescents and adults for concerns related to memory problems, dementia, ADHD, autism, learning disorders, and general neurological, medical, and psychiatric conditions. She assists in making an accurate diagnosis and offering treatment recommendations and educational interventions that are tailored to each person's unique needs.
(908) 975-1846 View (908) 975-1846
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Virna Brandofino
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Life without a doubt, is complex. Days can be filled with various types of emotions and as a compassionate, experienced clinician, I can work with you to navigate those feelings, thoughts and sometimes negative patterns that can persist. I use a person-centered, strength based, and eclectic approach to address your individual needs. Having over 20 years of experience working with youth, adolescents, and adults with complex needs, I have addressed such matters of parent-child relation issues, blended family conflict, couples’ issues, interpersonal relationships, mood disorders, grief, youth sexual trauma, and more.
Life without a doubt, is complex. Days can be filled with various types of emotions and as a compassionate, experienced clinician, I can work with you to navigate those feelings, thoughts and sometimes negative patterns that can persist. I use a person-centered, strength based, and eclectic approach to address your individual needs. Having over 20 years of experience working with youth, adolescents, and adults with complex needs, I have addressed such matters of parent-child relation issues, blended family conflict, couples’ issues, interpersonal relationships, mood disorders, grief, youth sexual trauma, and more.
(973) 891-0878 View (973) 891-0878

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 07054

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 07054 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
71% Relationship Issues
71% Self Esteem
66% Trauma and PTSD
65% Coping Skills
61% Grief

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aetna
66% Cigna and Evernorth
54% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 07054 see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 07054?

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

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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