Photo of Robert LoPresti, Psychologist in 07704, NJ
Robert LoPresti
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Fair Haven, NJ 07704
In Imago Relationship therapy I coach the partners into giving and receiving love. Love is the healing force. Imago Therapy is the guiding model along with cognitive behavioral therapy, somatic experiencing, body centered approaches and mindfulness. In individual therapy the focus is on finding clients' strengths and using those strengths for healing of symptoms including insomnia, stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD and others using cognitive behavioral, somatic experiencing, hypnotherapy, mindfulness,imagery, brainspotting, EMDR, TFT, EFT, and others. Mindfulness is taught in all sessions
In Imago Relationship therapy I coach the partners into giving and receiving love. Love is the healing force. Imago Therapy is the guiding model along with cognitive behavioral therapy, somatic experiencing, body centered approaches and mindfulness. In individual therapy the focus is on finding clients' strengths and using those strengths for healing of symptoms including insomnia, stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD and others using cognitive behavioral, somatic experiencing, hypnotherapy, mindfulness,imagery, brainspotting, EMDR, TFT, EFT, and others. Mindfulness is taught in all sessions
(732) 842-4553 View (732) 842-4553
Photo of Meredith O'Brien, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07704, NJ
Meredith O'Brien
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCIEDC
Verified Verified
Fair Haven, NJ 07704
Are you looking to find some balance in your lives? Are you looking to learn ways to manage your mental health and move forward in your life? My name is Meredith O'Brien and I run a private practice in Red Bank and Fair Haven, New Jersey. I have over 18 years of clinical experience with treating adolescents, adults and families. I specialize in treating individuals who suffer from addiction, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, borderline personality disorder, and other mental health issues. Please check out my website at: https://www.meredithobrienlcsw.com. Please check out my blog at https://www.recoveryfromanorexia.com.
Are you looking to find some balance in your lives? Are you looking to learn ways to manage your mental health and move forward in your life? My name is Meredith O'Brien and I run a private practice in Red Bank and Fair Haven, New Jersey. I have over 18 years of clinical experience with treating adolescents, adults and families. I specialize in treating individuals who suffer from addiction, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, borderline personality disorder, and other mental health issues. Please check out my website at: https://www.meredithobrienlcsw.com. Please check out my blog at https://www.recoveryfromanorexia.com.
(908) 460-8571 View (908) 460-8571
Photo of Brooke Lichter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07704, NJ
Brooke Lichter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fair Haven, NJ 07704
I am now accepting new clients! Struggling with life's challenges? Feeling disconnected, irritated, down, numb, unmotivated, and/or anxious? Explore therapy with an experienced professional who understands. We can meet via telehealth, at the park, or the farm. You are not alone and I am here to help you every step of the way! I truly want the best for all my clients and it is in honor to be able to work with you. I will provide feedback that will be kind but helpful for you during this process. Reaching out to a therapist can be scary and I am here to help to make this a comfortable space for healing!
I am now accepting new clients! Struggling with life's challenges? Feeling disconnected, irritated, down, numb, unmotivated, and/or anxious? Explore therapy with an experienced professional who understands. We can meet via telehealth, at the park, or the farm. You are not alone and I am here to help you every step of the way! I truly want the best for all my clients and it is in honor to be able to work with you. I will provide feedback that will be kind but helpful for you during this process. Reaching out to a therapist can be scary and I am here to help to make this a comfortable space for healing!
(732) 743-7147 View (732) 743-7147
Photo of Beth Sobol, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07704, NJ
Beth Sobol
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fair Haven, NJ 07704
Saturday and Sunday VIRTUAL hours are available! It is natural to sometimes experience negative emotions associated with depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. We are told by society that we are supposed to feel good all the time and that negative emotions are bad. We get caught up in a loop of negative thinking that takes away from seeing what is good in our lives. By addressing these thoughts that consume our minds and bodies, we can feel a greater sense of contentment and overall well being. You can get rid of the constraints that are holding you from reaching your goals.
Saturday and Sunday VIRTUAL hours are available! It is natural to sometimes experience negative emotions associated with depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. We are told by society that we are supposed to feel good all the time and that negative emotions are bad. We get caught up in a loop of negative thinking that takes away from seeing what is good in our lives. By addressing these thoughts that consume our minds and bodies, we can feel a greater sense of contentment and overall well being. You can get rid of the constraints that are holding you from reaching your goals.
(732) 314-7043 View (732) 314-7043
Photo of Barbara McKechnie, Licensed Professional Counselor in 07704, NJ
Barbara McKechnie
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCAT, RDT, RPT
Verified Verified
Fair Haven, NJ 07704
Are you feeling stuck in the past or worried about the future? Do you want to figure out what to do in the here and now? Would you like to accomplish your vision to live a joyful and meaningful life? In addition to "talk therapy", I use Creativity in Counseling, action oriented methods of psychodrama and the playfulness and the projective techniques (including sand-tray, role-play, masks and puppets) of Drama Therapy. These techniques have been proven to be effective with all ages, not just children. By using these creative techniques you will be able to explore issues that create obstacles in a safe and affirming environment.
Are you feeling stuck in the past or worried about the future? Do you want to figure out what to do in the here and now? Would you like to accomplish your vision to live a joyful and meaningful life? In addition to "talk therapy", I use Creativity in Counseling, action oriented methods of psychodrama and the playfulness and the projective techniques (including sand-tray, role-play, masks and puppets) of Drama Therapy. These techniques have been proven to be effective with all ages, not just children. By using these creative techniques you will be able to explore issues that create obstacles in a safe and affirming environment.
(908) 386-5325 View (908) 386-5325
Photo of Andrea Cernero, Counselor in 07704, NJ
Andrea Cernero
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fair Haven, NJ 07704
Andrea is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and young adults. She received her Bachelor's degree from Towson University and Master's Degree from Seton Hall University. In addition, Andrea completed a Post Master's Program in Advanced Counseling at Montclair State University. Andrea has experience working as a counselor in the school setting at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, as well as in the clinical setting providing intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient counseling services.
Andrea is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and young adults. She received her Bachelor's degree from Towson University and Master's Degree from Seton Hall University. In addition, Andrea completed a Post Master's Program in Advanced Counseling at Montclair State University. Andrea has experience working as a counselor in the school setting at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, as well as in the clinical setting providing intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient counseling services.
(732) 784-4119 View (732) 784-4119
Photo of David N. Lipton, Psychologist in 07704, NJ
David N. Lipton
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Fair Haven, NJ 07704
Waitlist for new clients
Teletherapy via internet or phone is available due to the recent crisis and CDC recommendations to minimize leaving the home. I have been in private practice over 38 years as a licensed psychologist, providing counseling in a confidential and professional manner using primarily a cognitive behavior therapy approach. Problems addressed include anxiety, depression, parenting, and relationships. My treatment philosophy emphasizes a collaborative relationship between myself and my clients, with a focus of the development of strengths as the preferred way to address problems and weaknesses, as well as legitimate goal in its own right.
Teletherapy via internet or phone is available due to the recent crisis and CDC recommendations to minimize leaving the home. I have been in private practice over 38 years as a licensed psychologist, providing counseling in a confidential and professional manner using primarily a cognitive behavior therapy approach. Problems addressed include anxiety, depression, parenting, and relationships. My treatment philosophy emphasizes a collaborative relationship between myself and my clients, with a focus of the development of strengths as the preferred way to address problems and weaknesses, as well as legitimate goal in its own right.
(732) 408-3197 View (732) 408-3197
Photo of Kimberly A. Pillsbury, LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in 07704, NJ
Kimberly A. Pillsbury, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCADC, NCC, ACS
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Red Bank, NJ 07704
Are you searching for something different but not quite sure what? Do you lie in bed at night wondering how you got where you are and where to go from there? The demands of daily life and doing for others can be overwhelming. These pulls can lead to feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, depression and cause conflicts with others. Together we will discover how to cope with stresses and reduce painful feelings.
Are you searching for something different but not quite sure what? Do you lie in bed at night wondering how you got where you are and where to go from there? The demands of daily life and doing for others can be overwhelming. These pulls can lead to feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, depression and cause conflicts with others. Together we will discover how to cope with stresses and reduce painful feelings.
(732) 497-3879 View (732) 497-3879
Photo of Sherri G Harris, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07704, NJ
Sherri G Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fair Haven, NJ 07704
I help clients address issues that negatively affect their everyday lives and relationships. I believe that we all possess inner resources to solve most of our own problems. However, there are those times when we get overwhelmed and stuck in particular ways of thinking that are not helpful. I can provide the necessary tools to identify negative patterns and tap into strengths in order for clients to adopt more positive ways of seeing themselves and others. Have you previously been in therapy? I can offer a different way of working with negative aspects of yourself that can potentially lead to lasting change.
I help clients address issues that negatively affect their everyday lives and relationships. I believe that we all possess inner resources to solve most of our own problems. However, there are those times when we get overwhelmed and stuck in particular ways of thinking that are not helpful. I can provide the necessary tools to identify negative patterns and tap into strengths in order for clients to adopt more positive ways of seeing themselves and others. Have you previously been in therapy? I can offer a different way of working with negative aspects of yourself that can potentially lead to lasting change.
(732) 532-2071 View (732) 532-2071
Photo of Allison Santero, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07704, NJ
Allison Santero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fair Haven, NJ 07704
I have been a Clinical Therapist for over 20 years, treating children, adolescents, adults and families. I graduated with my Masters Degree from Monmouth University as well as School Certification in Social Work. I have extensive experience in healthcare /hospital setting, which broadens my skill set, and allows me to take into consideration how physical health affects emotional health. At the present time I am working clients and families going through difficult transitions such as divorce, trauma or academic challenges., as well as anxiety, depression, self harm and bullying with coinciding diagnosis. LGBTQ experience.
I have been a Clinical Therapist for over 20 years, treating children, adolescents, adults and families. I graduated with my Masters Degree from Monmouth University as well as School Certification in Social Work. I have extensive experience in healthcare /hospital setting, which broadens my skill set, and allows me to take into consideration how physical health affects emotional health. At the present time I am working clients and families going through difficult transitions such as divorce, trauma or academic challenges., as well as anxiety, depression, self harm and bullying with coinciding diagnosis. LGBTQ experience.
(973) 459-4213 View (973) 459-4213
Photo of Mary A Herdman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07704, NJ
Mary A Herdman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified Verified
Fair Haven, NJ 07704
Are you ready for an opportunity to work on persistent and perhaps lifelong patterns of thinking and behaving that get in your way of creating the life you want. Are you ready to evaluate where you are, where you want to be and what skills you need in your life to get there. I invite you to join with me in your therapeutic journey to fulfill your goals.
Are you ready for an opportunity to work on persistent and perhaps lifelong patterns of thinking and behaving that get in your way of creating the life you want. Are you ready to evaluate where you are, where you want to be and what skills you need in your life to get there. I invite you to join with me in your therapeutic journey to fulfill your goals.
(732) 305-8578 View (732) 305-8578
Photo of Carol A. Oberle, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07704, NJ
Carol A. Oberle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fair Haven, NJ 07704
Are you looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or just ready to move in a new direction in your life? My aim is to provide clients with compassion, support and skills necessary to live more satisfying lives. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, life transitions and stress management. My practice includes psychotherapy with adolescents, adults, and groups.
Are you looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or just ready to move in a new direction in your life? My aim is to provide clients with compassion, support and skills necessary to live more satisfying lives. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, life transitions and stress management. My practice includes psychotherapy with adolescents, adults, and groups.
(732) 860-4217 View (732) 860-4217
Photo of Dr. Emily Zimmerman-Levitt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07704, NJ
Dr. Emily Zimmerman-Levitt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Fair Haven, NJ 07704
Therapy is a collaborative & creative process. Who are you? What do you value? What do you need? What is missing Where are you hurting? My aim is to remain open to new tools and language with which to engage in this type of collaborative and deeply client centered practice and I want you to feel that you are the central figure in your own treatment. My commitment to lifelong learning means that I can utilize a variety tools and emerging treatments to assist you on your path forward. I am a Certified Brainspotting Practitioner and a Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy provider.
Therapy is a collaborative & creative process. Who are you? What do you value? What do you need? What is missing Where are you hurting? My aim is to remain open to new tools and language with which to engage in this type of collaborative and deeply client centered practice and I want you to feel that you are the central figure in your own treatment. My commitment to lifelong learning means that I can utilize a variety tools and emerging treatments to assist you on your path forward. I am a Certified Brainspotting Practitioner and a Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy provider.
(908) 982-4731 View (908) 982-4731
Photo of Jenna Cohen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07704, NJ
Jenna Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fair Haven, NJ 07704
Therapy is all about healing and empowering your whole person: how you feel, what you think, what you do, and the perspectives and paradigms that shape and determine your quality of life. And therapy only works when you find someone with whom you can build a trusting therapeutic relationship. Unfortunately, finding the right therapist can be easier said than done. If you choose to work with me, you can be assured that I will always listen attentively, focus completely, conduct myself with professionalism and sensitivity, respect and care at all times, and never lose sight of the fact that we are in this journey together.
Therapy is all about healing and empowering your whole person: how you feel, what you think, what you do, and the perspectives and paradigms that shape and determine your quality of life. And therapy only works when you find someone with whom you can build a trusting therapeutic relationship. Unfortunately, finding the right therapist can be easier said than done. If you choose to work with me, you can be assured that I will always listen attentively, focus completely, conduct myself with professionalism and sensitivity, respect and care at all times, and never lose sight of the fact that we are in this journey together.
(732) 756-1211 View (732) 756-1211
Photo of Barbara Tatum, Licensed Professional Counselor in 07704, NJ
Barbara Tatum
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fair Haven, NJ 07704
My goal is to provide you with a positive, motivating, sincere, and authentic counseling experience. I truly enjoy supporting and empowering children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I am committed to partnering together authentically to help solve and resolve personal, interpersonal, family, career and other mental health changes that impact your functioning. Visit my website: yourshorelinecounseling.com for more information about my work and my vision for mental health CARE!
My goal is to provide you with a positive, motivating, sincere, and authentic counseling experience. I truly enjoy supporting and empowering children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I am committed to partnering together authentically to help solve and resolve personal, interpersonal, family, career and other mental health changes that impact your functioning. Visit my website: yourshorelinecounseling.com for more information about my work and my vision for mental health CARE!
(732) 844-8618 View (732) 844-8618
Photo of Elizabeth Karlinski, Marriage & Family Therapist in 07704, NJ
Elizabeth Karlinski
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fair Haven, NJ 07704
Life presents us with many challenges and sometimes we need help to navigate our way through them. I believe that true courage lies in our ability to ask for help. I also believe in the power of connection. We all need and thrive in healthy and fulfilling relationships. My therapeutic goal is to create the safe environment necessary for my clients to face the challenges that threaten their relationships, well-being and quality of life.
Life presents us with many challenges and sometimes we need help to navigate our way through them. I believe that true courage lies in our ability to ask for help. I also believe in the power of connection. We all need and thrive in healthy and fulfilling relationships. My therapeutic goal is to create the safe environment necessary for my clients to face the challenges that threaten their relationships, well-being and quality of life.
(732) 875-0352 View (732) 875-0352
Photo of Lighthouse Counseling & Sand Play Training Center, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07704, NJ
Lighthouse Counseling & Sand Play Training Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fair Haven, NJ 07704
Lighthouse Counseling & Sand Play Training Center, LLC was conceived in 2000 in a tiny office in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey by Gretchen Morgan and Mary Pat McGeehin. Their search for effective treatment led them to include the use of Sand Play Therapy, EMDR, yoga and therapeutic group work with their clients. This was in response to the expanding body of research which illustrated that the mind-body connection was integral to the healing of mental health issues. In 2004, they expanded their practice to include like-minded affiliate clinicians and moved to a larger facility in Eatontown, New Jersey.
Lighthouse Counseling & Sand Play Training Center, LLC was conceived in 2000 in a tiny office in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey by Gretchen Morgan and Mary Pat McGeehin. Their search for effective treatment led them to include the use of Sand Play Therapy, EMDR, yoga and therapeutic group work with their clients. This was in response to the expanding body of research which illustrated that the mind-body connection was integral to the healing of mental health issues. In 2004, they expanded their practice to include like-minded affiliate clinicians and moved to a larger facility in Eatontown, New Jersey.
(732) 380-1575 View (732) 380-1575
Photo of George W Hallliwell III, Licensed Professional Counselor in 07704, NJ
George W Hallliwell III
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fair Haven, NJ 07704
My goal with each client is to cultivate a collaborative atmosphere that is conducive to change and growth. This can only occur when clients are treated as individuals who know they will receive consistent, compassionate and transparent care. This starts with developing and fostering therapeutic relationships that encourage each individual to realize (or rediscover) a path that will help them develop a greater sense of personal fulfillment. I am comfortable and confident treating clients who are experiencing difficulty adjusting to life events or transitions, as well as those who are continuing to seek understanding, perspective and guidance with long standing challenges and concerns.
My goal with each client is to cultivate a collaborative atmosphere that is conducive to change and growth. This can only occur when clients are treated as individuals who know they will receive consistent, compassionate and transparent care. This starts with developing and fostering therapeutic relationships that encourage each individual to realize (or rediscover) a path that will help them develop a greater sense of personal fulfillment. I am comfortable and confident treating clients who are experiencing difficulty adjusting to life events or transitions, as well as those who are continuing to seek understanding, perspective and guidance with long standing challenges and concerns.
(732) 410-7493 View (732) 410-7493
Photo of Harry Levin, Licensed Professional Counselor in 07704, NJ
Harry Levin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MCMHW, LPC, NCC, MHL, DD
Verified Verified
Fair Haven, NJ 07704  (Online Only)
It won’t take long: You’ve found strong insightful support in tough times. We’ll focus on your progress, gentle and real. Expert working within families, bringing peace to unsettled relationships, peace within oneself. Sweeten parent-child life (and parent-to-parent partnership). Come benefit from practical strategies which quickly ease an upset mind. Come for wisdom uplifting each heart in distress. Clarity, enlivening of free will, thoughtful direction in achieving what you want to achieve. We’ll laugh together more than you might expect.
It won’t take long: You’ve found strong insightful support in tough times. We’ll focus on your progress, gentle and real. Expert working within families, bringing peace to unsettled relationships, peace within oneself. Sweeten parent-child life (and parent-to-parent partnership). Come benefit from practical strategies which quickly ease an upset mind. Come for wisdom uplifting each heart in distress. Clarity, enlivening of free will, thoughtful direction in achieving what you want to achieve. We’ll laugh together more than you might expect.
(732) 638-4197 View (732) 638-4197
Photo of Stacy Liss, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07704, NJ
Stacy Liss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fair Haven, NJ 07704
I have enjoyed working with adolescents, adults & families for nearly three decades. While I have maintained a private practice for many years, during my career I've provided therapy & advocacy for high school students in school-based settings. I've had extensive experience with individual, group & family work, as well as with crisis intervention. I'm especially interested in issues of identity development, as I believe that a healthy sense of self is essential for wellness. I've participated in advanced trainings to work with those who identify as LGBTQIA+ & provide Gender Affirming Care.
I have enjoyed working with adolescents, adults & families for nearly three decades. While I have maintained a private practice for many years, during my career I've provided therapy & advocacy for high school students in school-based settings. I've had extensive experience with individual, group & family work, as well as with crisis intervention. I'm especially interested in issues of identity development, as I believe that a healthy sense of self is essential for wellness. I've participated in advanced trainings to work with those who identify as LGBTQIA+ & provide Gender Affirming Care.
(732) 372-0985 View (732) 372-0985

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 07704

50+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 07704 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
88% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
76% Coping Skills
70% Family Conflict
70% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% Aetna
50% Cigna and Evernorth
47% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 07704 see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 07704?

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.