Photo of Thomas R DiMartini, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07738, NJ
Thomas R DiMartini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lincroft, NJ 07738
I see adolescents and adults who suffer with various issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, OCD, mood disorders, relationship problems, as well as substance abuse and addiction. I believe in the good nature of most people and the need to grow and learn from our life experiences. At times in our life, it becomes important to stop and recognize our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that can interfere with who we want to be and hope to become. In my practice, I utilize an array of treatment modalities that will help you to make better decisions for yourself, your partner and/or your family.
I see adolescents and adults who suffer with various issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, OCD, mood disorders, relationship problems, as well as substance abuse and addiction. I believe in the good nature of most people and the need to grow and learn from our life experiences. At times in our life, it becomes important to stop and recognize our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that can interfere with who we want to be and hope to become. In my practice, I utilize an array of treatment modalities that will help you to make better decisions for yourself, your partner and/or your family.
(732) 759-9173 View (732) 759-9173
Photo of Claudia DiBenedetto, Counselor in 07738, NJ
Claudia DiBenedetto
Counselor, MS, LAC
Verified Verified
Lincroft, NJ 07738
Claudia DiBenedetto, a devoted Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC), has a rich educational background and extensive expertise. Holding a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Childhood Studies and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in play therapy/children and families, both from Monmouth University. In addition to a holistic therapeutic approach, Claudia employs various modalities, including child-centered play therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, family systems theory, mindfulness-based therapy, psychotherapy, strengths-based therapy, and trauma-focused therapy.
Claudia DiBenedetto, a devoted Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC), has a rich educational background and extensive expertise. Holding a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Childhood Studies and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in play therapy/children and families, both from Monmouth University. In addition to a holistic therapeutic approach, Claudia employs various modalities, including child-centered play therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, family systems theory, mindfulness-based therapy, psychotherapy, strengths-based therapy, and trauma-focused therapy.
(848) 279-8590 View (848) 279-8590
Photo of Elaine Kandalepas, Psychologist in 07738, NJ
Elaine Kandalepas
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lincroft, NJ 07738
With the proper support and guidance, therapy helps you cultivate your strengths, regain control, learn ways to overcome challenges, enrich your life, and take steps toward a more fulfilling future. My broad experience as a therapist enables me to offer you professional help for your specific struggles. My specialty areas include self-esteem, self-image, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, developmental and social difficulties, anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief/loss.
With the proper support and guidance, therapy helps you cultivate your strengths, regain control, learn ways to overcome challenges, enrich your life, and take steps toward a more fulfilling future. My broad experience as a therapist enables me to offer you professional help for your specific struggles. My specialty areas include self-esteem, self-image, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, developmental and social difficulties, anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief/loss.
(732) 982-5268 View (732) 982-5268
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Ascending Lotus Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lincroft, NJ 07738
I have found that many individuals find it difficult to manage life's demands. This can manifest into depression, anxiety etc., which leads to feeling out of balance. At Ascending Lotus Counseling, LLC, I strive to collaborate with clients and assist them with reaching their goals and managing symptoms. I believe in an existential approach in which discovering your life's meaning, is at the heart of mental wellness.
I have found that many individuals find it difficult to manage life's demands. This can manifest into depression, anxiety etc., which leads to feeling out of balance. At Ascending Lotus Counseling, LLC, I strive to collaborate with clients and assist them with reaching their goals and managing symptoms. I believe in an existential approach in which discovering your life's meaning, is at the heart of mental wellness.
(908) 360-2993 View (908) 360-2993
Photo of Tara Jogee, Licensed Professional Counselor in 07738, NJ
Tara Jogee
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lincroft, NJ 07738
Seeking help and support is often times not an easy thing to do, but my role is to help guide you. I am passionate about my work, and building effective, therapeutic relationships with my clients. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have several years of experience working with children, adolescents and their guardians/families. My experience ranges from hospitalization programs to outpatient settings.
Seeking help and support is often times not an easy thing to do, but my role is to help guide you. I am passionate about my work, and building effective, therapeutic relationships with my clients. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have several years of experience working with children, adolescents and their guardians/families. My experience ranges from hospitalization programs to outpatient settings.
(203) 424-2893 View (203) 424-2893
Photo of Melissa Campbell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07738, NJ
Melissa Campbell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lincroft, NJ 07738
When faced with one of life’s many obstacles, an important step is to reach out for support. I have no doubt you have strengths. Through our therapeutic relationship, we will work together to capitalize on those strengths and develop a healthier sense of self. My goal as your therapist is to help you navigate challenging transitions in the most productive way possible. We will work towards improving your quality of life. Please consider visiting my website to learn more about how we may work together.
When faced with one of life’s many obstacles, an important step is to reach out for support. I have no doubt you have strengths. Through our therapeutic relationship, we will work together to capitalize on those strengths and develop a healthier sense of self. My goal as your therapist is to help you navigate challenging transitions in the most productive way possible. We will work towards improving your quality of life. Please consider visiting my website to learn more about how we may work together.
(732) 561-5366 View (732) 561-5366
Photo of Stephanie Rose, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07738, NJ
Stephanie Rose
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lincroft, NJ 07738  (Online Only)
Accepting NEW Clients for individual therapy through insurance and private pay! Some consider putting others needs before your own needs a weakness but I consider this a strength. My ideal client is someone willing to put themselves first even if they may not understand how to at the moment. Deciding to seek therapy can feel scary and uncertain. Together we can provide a safe space where you will feel supported and encouraged. With so much uncertainty in the world I am here to listen. Whether you are returning to therapy or beginning for the first time, together we can identify what is holding you back and how to overcome it.
Accepting NEW Clients for individual therapy through insurance and private pay! Some consider putting others needs before your own needs a weakness but I consider this a strength. My ideal client is someone willing to put themselves first even if they may not understand how to at the moment. Deciding to seek therapy can feel scary and uncertain. Together we can provide a safe space where you will feel supported and encouraged. With so much uncertainty in the world I am here to listen. Whether you are returning to therapy or beginning for the first time, together we can identify what is holding you back and how to overcome it.
(732) 443-1964 View (732) 443-1964
Photo of Wendy Brundage Huntley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07738, NJ
Wendy Brundage Huntley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lincroft, NJ 07738
Negative and anxious feelings can be transformed. If self-defeating behaviors, anxious feelings, dysfunctional relationships, or feelings of hopelessness are continually causing you pain, we can help you. You can heal and begin to live with a sense of fulfillment. With psychotherapy, you can begin your journey to personal transformation. You can develop tools to decrease your suffering, increase your confidence, and shift your consciousness. If you are ready to rise higher, let's start the conversation. Your best self is waiting.
Negative and anxious feelings can be transformed. If self-defeating behaviors, anxious feelings, dysfunctional relationships, or feelings of hopelessness are continually causing you pain, we can help you. You can heal and begin to live with a sense of fulfillment. With psychotherapy, you can begin your journey to personal transformation. You can develop tools to decrease your suffering, increase your confidence, and shift your consciousness. If you are ready to rise higher, let's start the conversation. Your best self is waiting.
(732) 365-4475 View (732) 365-4475
Photo of Jennifer Budd, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07738, NJ
Jennifer Budd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lincroft, NJ 07738
I am a licensed clinical social worker who has been counseling adolescents, and adults since 2000. I have worked with insurance companies in the past advocating for time for those in need of coverage to obtain the treatment in need. I have worked with adults who have been persistently chronically mental ill. I have worked for a large healthcare facility in Monmouth County, and had previously worked for a large, nonprofit organization in Pittsburgh, PA in crisis and crisis diversion; Currently, I work with first responders and veterans. I believe in being supportive and available for those who work with me.
I am a licensed clinical social worker who has been counseling adolescents, and adults since 2000. I have worked with insurance companies in the past advocating for time for those in need of coverage to obtain the treatment in need. I have worked with adults who have been persistently chronically mental ill. I have worked for a large healthcare facility in Monmouth County, and had previously worked for a large, nonprofit organization in Pittsburgh, PA in crisis and crisis diversion; Currently, I work with first responders and veterans. I believe in being supportive and available for those who work with me.
(732) 532-3959 View (732) 532-3959
Photo of Maria Kodopidis, Licensed Professional Counselor in 07738, NJ
Maria Kodopidis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lincroft, NJ 07738
Maria Kodopidis is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2019. She holds a Master of Arts majoring in School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health from Kean University. Maria utilizes a person-centered approach to mental health. She believes in tailoring treatment to each individual's unique needs and draws from a range of therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Sandtray Therapy. Maria helps individuals develop coping strategies and resilience to manage symptoms effectively and provides trauma-focused therapy to support healing and recovery.
Maria Kodopidis is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2019. She holds a Master of Arts majoring in School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health from Kean University. Maria utilizes a person-centered approach to mental health. She believes in tailoring treatment to each individual's unique needs and draws from a range of therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Sandtray Therapy. Maria helps individuals develop coping strategies and resilience to manage symptoms effectively and provides trauma-focused therapy to support healing and recovery.
(732) 936-7494 View (732) 936-7494
Photo of Laura DiMartino, Counselor in 07738, NJ
Laura DiMartino
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Lincroft, NJ 07738
Laura DiMartino is a Licensed Associate Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2023. She has a Master's in Science from Monmouth University. Laura can help a client by showing them effective coping skills and teaching them effective ways to communicate their emotions. Outside of work, Laura enjoys gardening, painting, playing video games, and spending time with her cat, Ben.
Laura DiMartino is a Licensed Associate Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2023. She has a Master's in Science from Monmouth University. Laura can help a client by showing them effective coping skills and teaching them effective ways to communicate their emotions. Outside of work, Laura enjoys gardening, painting, playing video games, and spending time with her cat, Ben.
(732) 605-6203 View (732) 605-6203
Photo of Tracy Fenech, Licensed Professional Counselor in 07738, NJ
Tracy Fenech
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lincroft, NJ 07738
I received my Master of Arts in counseling from Montclair State University and I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey. Throughout my counseling career I have worked in various community mental health settings and have worked with clients in person as well as through telehealth. I have experience working with various different age groups from middle schoolers to those facing end of life. No matter what has you seeking therapy, I believe finding the right therapist for you is one of the key steps to its success. My goal in working with you is to provide a space where you can be heard and feel understood.
I received my Master of Arts in counseling from Montclair State University and I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey. Throughout my counseling career I have worked in various community mental health settings and have worked with clients in person as well as through telehealth. I have experience working with various different age groups from middle schoolers to those facing end of life. No matter what has you seeking therapy, I believe finding the right therapist for you is one of the key steps to its success. My goal in working with you is to provide a space where you can be heard and feel understood.
(848) 288-1188 View (848) 288-1188
Photo of Meghan Green, Counselor in 07738, NJ
Meghan Green
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Lincroft, NJ 07738
I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in American Studies from Rutgers University and earned a Master's degree in Counseling from Regis University in Colorado. While obtaining my Master's degree, I also completed a two-year training in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Therapy. Hakomi uses the body as an access point to discover unconscious patterns and core beliefs. It has the potential to create long-lasting healing and deeply informs my work. I had the privilege of providing bereavement counseling to hospice clients during my internship in graduate school and also facilitated a support group for individuals struggling with eating disorders.
I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in American Studies from Rutgers University and earned a Master's degree in Counseling from Regis University in Colorado. While obtaining my Master's degree, I also completed a two-year training in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Therapy. Hakomi uses the body as an access point to discover unconscious patterns and core beliefs. It has the potential to create long-lasting healing and deeply informs my work. I had the privilege of providing bereavement counseling to hospice clients during my internship in graduate school and also facilitated a support group for individuals struggling with eating disorders.
(732) 538-9464 View (732) 538-9464
Photo of Tjurra Roberts, Licensed Professional Counselor in 07738, NJ
Tjurra Roberts
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lincroft, NJ 07738
Tjurra Roberts is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2019. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science from Ashford University and completed her Master of Science in Counseling from Monmouth University. Tjurra believes that individuals can be the architect of their own lives. As a result, she chooses to work from an empathic person-centered perspective. Her primary focus is on the individual client and their unique needs, goals, and aspirations.
Tjurra Roberts is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2019. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science from Ashford University and completed her Master of Science in Counseling from Monmouth University. Tjurra believes that individuals can be the architect of their own lives. As a result, she chooses to work from an empathic person-centered perspective. Her primary focus is on the individual client and their unique needs, goals, and aspirations.
(732) 831-7097 View (732) 831-7097
Photo of Kathleen Ellis, Licensed Professional Counselor in 07738, NJ
Kathleen Ellis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lincroft, NJ 07738
Educational Background: I earned my Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from St. John's University. I went on to pursue a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University. Currently, I am licensed as a Professional Counselor. Theoretical Approach: Realizing you need help can be frightening. Choosing to engage in therapy can be intimidating. Therefore, finding a suitable therapist for your needs is necessary as you begin your journey towards self-discovery. With these aspects in mind, I strive to create a setting in which the client feels the upmost support, acceptance, and understanding.
Educational Background: I earned my Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from St. John's University. I went on to pursue a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University. Currently, I am licensed as a Professional Counselor. Theoretical Approach: Realizing you need help can be frightening. Choosing to engage in therapy can be intimidating. Therefore, finding a suitable therapist for your needs is necessary as you begin your journey towards self-discovery. With these aspects in mind, I strive to create a setting in which the client feels the upmost support, acceptance, and understanding.
(732) 710-4034 View (732) 710-4034
Photo of Jessenia Rivera, Licensed Professional Counselor in 07738, NJ
Jessenia Rivera
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lincroft, NJ 07738
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I am passionate about the work I do and enjoy helping individuals work through life concerns. My goal when working with individuals is to build a therapeutic alliance where the individual feels comfortable sharing and working through the process. My focus is on the whole person and building on strengths the individual already possesses. While incorporating new ways to approach their wellness and adopt coping skills.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I am passionate about the work I do and enjoy helping individuals work through life concerns. My goal when working with individuals is to build a therapeutic alliance where the individual feels comfortable sharing and working through the process. My focus is on the whole person and building on strengths the individual already possesses. While incorporating new ways to approach their wellness and adopt coping skills.
(848) 283-5598 View (848) 283-5598
Photo of Jenna Carbin, Counselor in 07738, NJ
Jenna Carbin
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lincroft, NJ 07738
Experience: During my lifetime, I have always had a very deeply invested interest in the psychology of the mind and how we, as people, develop emotionally, mentally and how that all connects to our physicality. This in turn had been applied to my undergraduate career by integrating that research into my work. I believed by delivering evidence-based and clinically-informed information to people about how interaction in all environments is fueled I could help more people feel heard, understood and empowered. This is where, at the end of my undergraduate career, I found myself diving deeper into the Psychological Profession.
Experience: During my lifetime, I have always had a very deeply invested interest in the psychology of the mind and how we, as people, develop emotionally, mentally and how that all connects to our physicality. This in turn had been applied to my undergraduate career by integrating that research into my work. I believed by delivering evidence-based and clinically-informed information to people about how interaction in all environments is fueled I could help more people feel heard, understood and empowered. This is where, at the end of my undergraduate career, I found myself diving deeper into the Psychological Profession.
(732) 648-2268 View (732) 648-2268
Photo of Agnes Raczynski, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in 07738, NJ
Agnes Raczynski
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LAMFT
Verified Verified
Lincroft, NJ 07738
Agnes Raczynski is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, who has been practicing since 2015. She graduated from Seton Hall University with a Master's of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Agnes believes in a collaborative and supportive approach to therapy, offering a safe and comfortable space for her clients to share their experiences and emotions. Therapeutic approaches include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Family Systems. Her main areas of focus are anxiety, depression, and couple's counseling.
Agnes Raczynski is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, who has been practicing since 2015. She graduated from Seton Hall University with a Master's of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Agnes believes in a collaborative and supportive approach to therapy, offering a safe and comfortable space for her clients to share their experiences and emotions. Therapeutic approaches include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Family Systems. Her main areas of focus are anxiety, depression, and couple's counseling.
(848) 288-1168 View (848) 288-1168
Photo of Brianna Pardo, Licensed Professional Counselor in 07738, NJ
Brianna Pardo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lincroft, NJ 07738
Brianna Pardo is a National Certified Counselor and licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Brianna received her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling at Seton Hall University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The University of Rhode Island. Brianna acquired a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate and a Children's Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. Brianna believes that the quality of the counseling relationship is the most important factor in creating positive personal change in one's life.
Brianna Pardo is a National Certified Counselor and licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Brianna received her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling at Seton Hall University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The University of Rhode Island. Brianna acquired a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate and a Children's Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. Brianna believes that the quality of the counseling relationship is the most important factor in creating positive personal change in one's life.
(848) 253-3903 View (848) 253-3903
Photo of Taylor DiGravina, Psychologist in 07738, NJ
Taylor DiGravina
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lincroft, NJ 07738
Dr. Taylor DiGravina is a clinical neuropsychologist in New Jersey specializing in comprehensive evaluations for individuals across the lifespan with a wide range of cognitive, developmental, social, and emotional issues. Dr. DiGravina graduated Summa Cum Laude from The University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Psychology, and she received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University. Dr. DiGravina is distinctive in her whole person approach to assessment.
Dr. Taylor DiGravina is a clinical neuropsychologist in New Jersey specializing in comprehensive evaluations for individuals across the lifespan with a wide range of cognitive, developmental, social, and emotional issues. Dr. DiGravina graduated Summa Cum Laude from The University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Psychology, and she received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University. Dr. DiGravina is distinctive in her whole person approach to assessment.
(848) 266-5360 View (848) 266-5360

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 07738

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 07738 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
95% Depression
63% Trauma and PTSD
60% Relationship Issues
60% Coping Skills
60% Self Esteem
51% ADHD

Average years in practice

26 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aetna
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 07738 see their clients

96% In Person and Online
4% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 07738?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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