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Judith L. Hart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
River Edge, NJ 07661  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I work with adolescents (aged 18 and up) and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety (generalized, social and OCD), PTSD, disordered eating, gender, sexual and cultural identity issues, relationship issues, intimate partner violence, health issues, infertility and adoption related issues. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques and approaches in order to tailor treatment to fit your needs. I use a strength based approach with all clients to help them develop coping skills and techniques to manage the stressors in their lives.
I work with adolescents (aged 18 and up) and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety (generalized, social and OCD), PTSD, disordered eating, gender, sexual and cultural identity issues, relationship issues, intimate partner violence, health issues, infertility and adoption related issues. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques and approaches in order to tailor treatment to fit your needs. I use a strength based approach with all clients to help them develop coping skills and techniques to manage the stressors in their lives.
(201) 740-5148 View (201) 740-5148
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Penina Bukiet
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
River Edge, NJ 07661
Change is hard. Despite our best intentions, we get stuck in the same habits, thoughts and feelings. If you’re feeling anxious or depressed, wanting more out of your relationships, or seeking a more meaningful and nourishing day-to-day, let me help you get “unstuck” and take that first step. As a clinical psychologist, I offer a warm, compassionate, nonjudgmental space where we can explore challenges, establish goals, and work together to attain them. You'll learn to utilize your strengths to develop coping mechanisms for overwhelming feelings or thoughts, deepen your relationships, and make sustainable changes to your own life.
Change is hard. Despite our best intentions, we get stuck in the same habits, thoughts and feelings. If you’re feeling anxious or depressed, wanting more out of your relationships, or seeking a more meaningful and nourishing day-to-day, let me help you get “unstuck” and take that first step. As a clinical psychologist, I offer a warm, compassionate, nonjudgmental space where we can explore challenges, establish goals, and work together to attain them. You'll learn to utilize your strengths to develop coping mechanisms for overwhelming feelings or thoughts, deepen your relationships, and make sustainable changes to your own life.
(201) 374-0399 View (201) 374-0399
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Equality Mental Health, LLC
LCSW, NCPsyA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
River Edge, NJ 07661
Equality Mental Health directly helps with issues specific to the LGBTQ+ community: Questioning/Negotiating/Understanding Sexual Identity and Gender Identity. Navigating the Coming Out Process. Dating and Relationship Challenges. Family, Work and School Difficulties. Sex & Porn Addictions. Parenting Skills and Support. Parents of Children who are Coming Out. Same-Sex Parents Raising Children. Preparing for and Navigating the Journey of Transition. Coping with and Addressing Societal Discrimination and Prejudice. We welcome people of all races, cultures, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities.
Equality Mental Health directly helps with issues specific to the LGBTQ+ community: Questioning/Negotiating/Understanding Sexual Identity and Gender Identity. Navigating the Coming Out Process. Dating and Relationship Challenges. Family, Work and School Difficulties. Sex & Porn Addictions. Parenting Skills and Support. Parents of Children who are Coming Out. Same-Sex Parents Raising Children. Preparing for and Navigating the Journey of Transition. Coping with and Addressing Societal Discrimination and Prejudice. We welcome people of all races, cultures, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities.
(201) 399-3868 View (201) 399-3868
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Dr. Ayden Ferstenberg
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
River Edge, NJ 07661  (Online Only)
Everyone goes through life picking up burdens—these can be unhelpful thoughts, difficult emotions, or challenging experiences. My goal is to help you understand how these burdens affect you so that you can create greater choice and intention in your life, increase richness and meaning, and decrease suffering. I believe the most important part of therapy is a trusting and genuine relationship between the therapist and client. My approach to therapy is collaborative and individualized. We will work together to observe what happens between us and how we each contribute to the relationship dynamic that emerges in the session.
Everyone goes through life picking up burdens—these can be unhelpful thoughts, difficult emotions, or challenging experiences. My goal is to help you understand how these burdens affect you so that you can create greater choice and intention in your life, increase richness and meaning, and decrease suffering. I believe the most important part of therapy is a trusting and genuine relationship between the therapist and client. My approach to therapy is collaborative and individualized. We will work together to observe what happens between us and how we each contribute to the relationship dynamic that emerges in the session.
(646) 846-2038 View (646) 846-2038
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Tom Gambino
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
River Edge, NJ 07661
As a licensed psychologist, I am well-versed in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in treating anxiety, depression, oppositional behaviors, and in improving social and conversational skills. I also provide consultation with parent(s)/guardian(s) in improving their child’s behavior at home. My experiences also include working with students that have been diagnosed with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Tourette Syndrome, Tic Disorders, Trichotillomania, and other concerns.
As a licensed psychologist, I am well-versed in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in treating anxiety, depression, oppositional behaviors, and in improving social and conversational skills. I also provide consultation with parent(s)/guardian(s) in improving their child’s behavior at home. My experiences also include working with students that have been diagnosed with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Tourette Syndrome, Tic Disorders, Trichotillomania, and other concerns.
(862) 500-3459 View (862) 500-3459
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Jose Luis Posos
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
River Edge, NJ 07661
My journey as mental health counselor has led me to work closely with survivors of intimate partner violence, providing a compassionate space for healing and growth. Currently, I oversee all of children's behavioral health services at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, I advocate for the mental well-being of our younger population, ensuring they receive the care and support they need. I'm a dedicated mental health counselor with over a decade of experience specializing in aiding couples, individuals grappling with depression or ADHD, and guiding adolescents through their unique struggles.
My journey as mental health counselor has led me to work closely with survivors of intimate partner violence, providing a compassionate space for healing and growth. Currently, I oversee all of children's behavioral health services at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, I advocate for the mental well-being of our younger population, ensuring they receive the care and support they need. I'm a dedicated mental health counselor with over a decade of experience specializing in aiding couples, individuals grappling with depression or ADHD, and guiding adolescents through their unique struggles.
(201) 733-2632 View (201) 733-2632
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Grounding Root Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, ACS
Verified Verified
River Edge, NJ 07661
Hello! Finding a provider that you connect with is not an easy task. Here at Grounding Root Therapy, we want those who work with us to feel comfortable and excited to be engaged in treatment, yes, excited about being in treatment! We offer a more hands-on, holistic, multi-faceted approach to therapy – teaching practical, mindfulness based coping skills to decrease anxiety and aid in overwellness.
Hello! Finding a provider that you connect with is not an easy task. Here at Grounding Root Therapy, we want those who work with us to feel comfortable and excited to be engaged in treatment, yes, excited about being in treatment! We offer a more hands-on, holistic, multi-faceted approach to therapy – teaching practical, mindfulness based coping skills to decrease anxiety and aid in overwellness.
(551) 282-9737 View (551) 282-9737
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Dr. Julie Fleischmann
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
River Edge, NJ 07661
Psychologists provide a unique perspective when assisting clients in doing the often difficult work of facing their own emotions and the situation that led them to seek help. The goal is for clients to process their emotions, learn skills, and practice change-oriented strategies to help them overcome the hurdles they are facing. This often results in clients who feel more balanced, resilient, and confident in handling unexpected situations as they arise.
Psychologists provide a unique perspective when assisting clients in doing the often difficult work of facing their own emotions and the situation that led them to seek help. The goal is for clients to process their emotions, learn skills, and practice change-oriented strategies to help them overcome the hurdles they are facing. This often results in clients who feel more balanced, resilient, and confident in handling unexpected situations as they arise.
(201) 596-8700 View (201) 596-8700
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Steven Santangelo
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MSW, LCADC, LSW
Verified Verified
River Edge, NJ 07661
Has opening up about things in your life you are struggling with been difficult? Have drugs or alcohol become more and more of a problem than a solution? Perhaps you have felt there is no way out, or maybe you’ve done the hard work to make it this far but are looking for that final push to really begin living your life to its fullest again. Addiction is complicated, much bigger than substance alone, and therapy is a major component to addressing addictions from all sides, assisting you in taking back control of your life once and for all.
Has opening up about things in your life you are struggling with been difficult? Have drugs or alcohol become more and more of a problem than a solution? Perhaps you have felt there is no way out, or maybe you’ve done the hard work to make it this far but are looking for that final push to really begin living your life to its fullest again. Addiction is complicated, much bigger than substance alone, and therapy is a major component to addressing addictions from all sides, assisting you in taking back control of your life once and for all.
(201) 904-0178 View (201) 904-0178
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Benjy Leibowitz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
River Edge, NJ 07661
Emotional discomfort can negatively impact how you view yourself and interacts with others. The effects can be debilitating and hopelessness is a natural response. However, these feelings need not continue. Deciding to pursue therapy is a significant step towards learning the strategies and gaining the tools necessary to manage the things in your life that cause distress. I appreciate the opportunity to partner with you in overcoming your challenges, reclaiming autonomy of your emotions, and improving your interactions with others.
Emotional discomfort can negatively impact how you view yourself and interacts with others. The effects can be debilitating and hopelessness is a natural response. However, these feelings need not continue. Deciding to pursue therapy is a significant step towards learning the strategies and gaining the tools necessary to manage the things in your life that cause distress. I appreciate the opportunity to partner with you in overcoming your challenges, reclaiming autonomy of your emotions, and improving your interactions with others.
(973) 520-0029 View (973) 520-0029
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Shira Donath
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
River Edge, NJ 07661
I am a licensed psychologist committed to helping people improve their quality of life. My work focuses on treating OCD, anxiety and mood disorders, and behavioral and interpersonal difficulties. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to help my clients reach their goals. With a warm and down-to-earth style, I aim to provide a genuine therapeutic relationship that allows my clients to increase their self-awareness and work towards increased autonomy over their lives.
I am a licensed psychologist committed to helping people improve their quality of life. My work focuses on treating OCD, anxiety and mood disorders, and behavioral and interpersonal difficulties. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to help my clients reach their goals. With a warm and down-to-earth style, I aim to provide a genuine therapeutic relationship that allows my clients to increase their self-awareness and work towards increased autonomy over their lives.
(551) 296-7432 View (551) 296-7432
Photo of Penny Santangelo, MA, EdS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Penny Santangelo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
River Edge, NJ 07661
To the outside world, you may have it altogether, and people may say to you how much of a superhero you are, but, inside you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed. Be proud of yourself for taking the first step for YOU. I work with adults struggling with overwhelming feelings, perinatal/ postpartum issues, anxiety, stress, and adjusting to life changes. Your pregnancies, delivery, or postpartum may not go as you hoped for, and we be left all alone with trying to cope with what happened, while being a new parent. Whether you are looking to find your new self as a parent, or not putting as much pressure on yourself.
To the outside world, you may have it altogether, and people may say to you how much of a superhero you are, but, inside you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed. Be proud of yourself for taking the first step for YOU. I work with adults struggling with overwhelming feelings, perinatal/ postpartum issues, anxiety, stress, and adjusting to life changes. Your pregnancies, delivery, or postpartum may not go as you hoped for, and we be left all alone with trying to cope with what happened, while being a new parent. Whether you are looking to find your new self as a parent, or not putting as much pressure on yourself.
(201) 528-6416 View (201) 528-6416
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Amy Consovoy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, NCC
Verified Verified
River Edge, NJ 07661  (Online Only)
Ever wonder if drinking, substance use, or disordered eating are starting to become a problem? Look no further. People come to me to figure out how to heal their relationship with food and their bodies - to overcome perfectionism and people pleasing - to stop relying on alcohol and drugs to make the pain stop. Taking the first step towards asking for help is hard, but know that I will welcome you without judgement. I know that you’re here because you want the cycle to stop. I want to help you develop the skills to stop obsessing, to stop beating yourself up, and to remove the things that get in the way of you living your life.
Ever wonder if drinking, substance use, or disordered eating are starting to become a problem? Look no further. People come to me to figure out how to heal their relationship with food and their bodies - to overcome perfectionism and people pleasing - to stop relying on alcohol and drugs to make the pain stop. Taking the first step towards asking for help is hard, but know that I will welcome you without judgement. I know that you’re here because you want the cycle to stop. I want to help you develop the skills to stop obsessing, to stop beating yourself up, and to remove the things that get in the way of you living your life.
(551) 244-6277 View (551) 244-6277
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Barry Eichenbaum
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
River Edge, NJ 07661
We all have potential to be great friends, romantic partners, family members, or workers. But we all encounter roadblocks such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and other stressors that impact our mental health, which can make it more difficult to engage these roles in the way we'd want. Sometimes we feel lost as to how to maneuver around these roadblocks. I want you to know that you don't have to walk this path alone. In working together, we will focus on developing the skills to help you overcome these roadblocks, so that you can be the person you truly want to be.
We all have potential to be great friends, romantic partners, family members, or workers. But we all encounter roadblocks such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and other stressors that impact our mental health, which can make it more difficult to engage these roles in the way we'd want. Sometimes we feel lost as to how to maneuver around these roadblocks. I want you to know that you don't have to walk this path alone. In working together, we will focus on developing the skills to help you overcome these roadblocks, so that you can be the person you truly want to be.
(332) 334-7485 View (332) 334-7485
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Yaakov Weiner
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
River Edge, NJ 07661  (Online Only)
Transparency, encouragement and support make up the foundation of my approach. By replacing judgment with curiosity, I work to create a space where people can explore topics that may otherwise produce shame or guilt. This process fosters courage, self-awareness, self-acceptance, strength, new ways of thinking, and ultimately, relief and improvement. Guided by attachment theory, interpersonal psychology, and existential psychology, I use a psychodynamic approach to help people develop the clarity, confidence, and energy they need to take positive action and live their fullest lives.
Transparency, encouragement and support make up the foundation of my approach. By replacing judgment with curiosity, I work to create a space where people can explore topics that may otherwise produce shame or guilt. This process fosters courage, self-awareness, self-acceptance, strength, new ways of thinking, and ultimately, relief and improvement. Guided by attachment theory, interpersonal psychology, and existential psychology, I use a psychodynamic approach to help people develop the clarity, confidence, and energy they need to take positive action and live their fullest lives.
(332) 262-7884 View (332) 262-7884
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Shy Krug
Psychologist, PhD, CST
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
River Edge, NJ 07661  (Online Only)
Pain is an unfortunate reality of the human experience. Sometimes, our attempts to control or avoid pain, whether it's physical, psychological, or otherwise, also pulls us away from other things in our lives that are important to us, resulting in a less fulfilling life. Your decision to pursue therapy is a significant step towards finding a more workable way to manage the things in your life that cause pain. My therapeutic approach is focused on learning to step out of the struggle against your pain and use the strengths you already possess to put you in the driver's seat of your life and be your best and most genuine self.
Pain is an unfortunate reality of the human experience. Sometimes, our attempts to control or avoid pain, whether it's physical, psychological, or otherwise, also pulls us away from other things in our lives that are important to us, resulting in a less fulfilling life. Your decision to pursue therapy is a significant step towards finding a more workable way to manage the things in your life that cause pain. My therapeutic approach is focused on learning to step out of the struggle against your pain and use the strengths you already possess to put you in the driver's seat of your life and be your best and most genuine self.
(646) 762-7982 View (646) 762-7982
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Lawrence Avitabile
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
River Edge, NJ 07661
When faced with life's challenges, sometimes we need help. Problems concerning marriage, family, and work can be emotionally draining, but with guidance, we have the resilience to work through these challenges. My practice focuses on trouble-shooting hardships; whether these hardships are personal, between partners, or within a family, the goal of our meetings is healthy functioning in the face of difficult situations. Emotional freedom is found as people increase their self-confidence. As clients progress through treatment, they often realize an improved "self" in addition to relief in the area they intended to "fix". This improved "self" enhances all areas of their lives.
When faced with life's challenges, sometimes we need help. Problems concerning marriage, family, and work can be emotionally draining, but with guidance, we have the resilience to work through these challenges. My practice focuses on trouble-shooting hardships; whether these hardships are personal, between partners, or within a family, the goal of our meetings is healthy functioning in the face of difficult situations. Emotional freedom is found as people increase their self-confidence. As clients progress through treatment, they often realize an improved "self" in addition to relief in the area they intended to "fix". This improved "self" enhances all areas of their lives.
(201) 977-1535 View (201) 977-1535
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Robyn B. Schwartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
River Edge, NJ 07661
Not accepting new clients
Presently Schedule is Full.......Life is stressful. We cope with pressures from spouses, parents, children, friends, work and school. Sometimes we need some help to move forward, to develop, to grow. It is worthwhile to try therapy to see how it can be helpful to you. My goal is to empower people to find solutions and change self defeating patterns. We will work together to actively focus on your goals. I provide individual, couples, family and group therapy for adults and children. I am located in a private, comfortable, professional office in Oradell, New Jersey
Presently Schedule is Full.......Life is stressful. We cope with pressures from spouses, parents, children, friends, work and school. Sometimes we need some help to move forward, to develop, to grow. It is worthwhile to try therapy to see how it can be helpful to you. My goal is to empower people to find solutions and change self defeating patterns. We will work together to actively focus on your goals. I provide individual, couples, family and group therapy for adults and children. I am located in a private, comfortable, professional office in Oradell, New Jersey
(201) 967-1346 View (201) 967-1346
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Jennifer K Millard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
River Edge, NJ 07661
Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you might find yourself stuck or overwhelmed by life, leaving you feeling anxious and unsettled. Whether you are in the midst of changes in your life or need that extra support to make a necessary transition, therapy can help you find clarity, direction, and support. Working together, we can gain a deeper understanding of yourself and develop strategies to help you move forward.
Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you might find yourself stuck or overwhelmed by life, leaving you feeling anxious and unsettled. Whether you are in the midst of changes in your life or need that extra support to make a necessary transition, therapy can help you find clarity, direction, and support. Working together, we can gain a deeper understanding of yourself and develop strategies to help you move forward.
(973) 878-0673 View (973) 878-0673
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Steven Myers
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
River Edge, NJ 07661
In my practice I work with adults coping with depression, anxiety, parenting issues, relationship struggles, substance abuse and other problems of adjustment. My work with children and adolescents include: learning disabilities, ADHD, autism, oppositional defiance, anxiety, depression, and family conflict. I believe that a collaborative alliance based on mutual respect and understanding is the cornerstone of therapeutic change. I encourage client's to take an active role in the therapeutic process, while I aspire to remain as transparent as possible in this collaborative partnership.
In my practice I work with adults coping with depression, anxiety, parenting issues, relationship struggles, substance abuse and other problems of adjustment. My work with children and adolescents include: learning disabilities, ADHD, autism, oppositional defiance, anxiety, depression, and family conflict. I believe that a collaborative alliance based on mutual respect and understanding is the cornerstone of therapeutic change. I encourage client's to take an active role in the therapeutic process, while I aspire to remain as transparent as possible in this collaborative partnership.
(201) 499-7550 View (201) 499-7550

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 07661

40+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 07661 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
59% Trauma and PTSD
53% Life Transitions
49% ADHD
47% Coping Skills
47% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% Aetna
53% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
47% Optum

How Therapists in 07661 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

66% Female
34% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 07661?

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.