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Melinda Ferraraccio
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCAT-lp
Not Verified Not Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570  (Online Only)
Have you ever felt rooted in one spot unable to pull your feet out of the heavy mud and move forward? Maybe you had a recent disappointment? Perhaps you or your child have experienced a tragedy or loss? Or possibly, you have great ideas just waiting to surface! My goal is to create a safe space where you can develop your creative problem solving skills, renew your sense of adventure, and strengthen your sense of self. I believe in the importance of our mind-body connection and the healing nature of self expression and communication through art making.
Have you ever felt rooted in one spot unable to pull your feet out of the heavy mud and move forward? Maybe you had a recent disappointment? Perhaps you or your child have experienced a tragedy or loss? Or possibly, you have great ideas just waiting to surface! My goal is to create a safe space where you can develop your creative problem solving skills, renew your sense of adventure, and strengthen your sense of self. I believe in the importance of our mind-body connection and the healing nature of self expression and communication through art making.
(914) 350-5886 View (914) 350-5886
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Pleasantville Wellness Group
Counselor, LMHC, LCSW, LCAT, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Pleasantville Wellness Group is your community provider, providing compassionate care and support to patients of all ages and stages of life. Our team of licensed clinicians have a wide range of specialties to help meet your therapeutic needs. ​ Whether you are struggling with an immediate challenge, working through past trauma, or trying to answer the larger questions of life, we are here to support you through the journey. We offer individual, group, and couples counseling so that you can find the therapeutic environment best suited for your unique needs. ​
Pleasantville Wellness Group is your community provider, providing compassionate care and support to patients of all ages and stages of life. Our team of licensed clinicians have a wide range of specialties to help meet your therapeutic needs. ​ Whether you are struggling with an immediate challenge, working through past trauma, or trying to answer the larger questions of life, we are here to support you through the journey. We offer individual, group, and couples counseling so that you can find the therapeutic environment best suited for your unique needs. ​
(914) 219-6964 View (914) 219-6964
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Kelly Keck-Rowe
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pleasantville, NY 10570
I aim to work with clients in a collaborative manner. I enjoy working with clients who aim to invest in their mental health and wellness and approach therapy as such. I am very familiar working with people who experience symptoms of anxiety and depression, chronic stress and struggles with balance. When one aspect of life is out of sync it can greatly impact the other areas.
I aim to work with clients in a collaborative manner. I enjoy working with clients who aim to invest in their mental health and wellness and approach therapy as such. I am very familiar working with people who experience symptoms of anxiety and depression, chronic stress and struggles with balance. When one aspect of life is out of sync it can greatly impact the other areas.
(914) 290-5207 View (914) 290-5207
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Cara Maniaci
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pleasantville, NY 10570
My approach to therapy is psychoanalytically informed, borrowing tools from cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based approaches. I take time to get to know the person in their present day-to-day life, as well looking carefully at past history, patterns of thought and behavior, and relationship dynamics. My goal is for my clients to develop a deepened relationship to themselves. This work involves us partnering to find language and create structures that facilitate change.
My approach to therapy is psychoanalytically informed, borrowing tools from cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based approaches. I take time to get to know the person in their present day-to-day life, as well looking carefully at past history, patterns of thought and behavior, and relationship dynamics. My goal is for my clients to develop a deepened relationship to themselves. This work involves us partnering to find language and create structures that facilitate change.
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Stephanie Doyle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Connecting with the right therapist is so important. Finding someone who can help you find words to describe your experience, identify solutions to your problems, and develop strategies to reduce your stress. When you connect with the right person you know because you feel less alone. I have years of experience working with adults, children, adolescents, and families who faced seemingly insurmountable problems. Together, we found strength in the struggle, strategies to manage it all, and ways to feel more connected. What I love most about being a therapist is the possibility.
Connecting with the right therapist is so important. Finding someone who can help you find words to describe your experience, identify solutions to your problems, and develop strategies to reduce your stress. When you connect with the right person you know because you feel less alone. I have years of experience working with adults, children, adolescents, and families who faced seemingly insurmountable problems. Together, we found strength in the struggle, strategies to manage it all, and ways to feel more connected. What I love most about being a therapist is the possibility.
(914) 815-3539 View (914) 815-3539
James K Zimmerman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570  (Online Only)
My background and experience are quite varied, including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, family systems, and neuropsychological perspectives. This allows me to approach each situation with a unique focus on the need of the individual or individuals involved, and to provide treatment tailored to those needs (rather than to narrow conceptualization on my part of what psychotherapy 'is'). I also frequently draw upon the practice of meditation in helping people cope with anxiety, depression, learning issues, impulsivity, addiction, and so on. My commitment is to helping people gain both self-understanding and the ability to make substantive changes in behavior.
My background and experience are quite varied, including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, family systems, and neuropsychological perspectives. This allows me to approach each situation with a unique focus on the need of the individual or individuals involved, and to provide treatment tailored to those needs (rather than to narrow conceptualization on my part of what psychotherapy 'is'). I also frequently draw upon the practice of meditation in helping people cope with anxiety, depression, learning issues, impulsivity, addiction, and so on. My commitment is to helping people gain both self-understanding and the ability to make substantive changes in behavior.
(914) 712-8045 View (914) 712-8045
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Stephen Terzuoli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
My therapeutic approach includes creating an environment where one can feel safe to freely express needs and desires without fear, shame or guilt. Often, a byproduct of this process is to become more comfortable and accepting of yourself. Clarity and confidence are newly discovered benefits of the therapy experience. My 25 years of experience provides me with the professional skills to assess and diagnose an individual. I set reachable goals and identify under-lying psychological barriers that can interfere with reaching your potential. My experience enables me to examine the complexities of unconscious habits.
My therapeutic approach includes creating an environment where one can feel safe to freely express needs and desires without fear, shame or guilt. Often, a byproduct of this process is to become more comfortable and accepting of yourself. Clarity and confidence are newly discovered benefits of the therapy experience. My 25 years of experience provides me with the professional skills to assess and diagnose an individual. I set reachable goals and identify under-lying psychological barriers that can interfere with reaching your potential. My experience enables me to examine the complexities of unconscious habits.
(914) 810-3007 View (914) 810-3007
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Randi Weinberger
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
I believe in meeting individuals where they are at and supporting them in achieving resiliency. By taking a compassionate and genuine approach, my goal is to help you feel understood and supported. Through collaboration, our work will focus on gaining awareness into patterns and dilemmas, and using your fundamental strengths to lead a meaningful life and cope with the stressors that inevitably come with it. A main focus of my work is to maintain an empathic, warm, and non-judgmental approach as the complex pieces of your story are shared over time.
I believe in meeting individuals where they are at and supporting them in achieving resiliency. By taking a compassionate and genuine approach, my goal is to help you feel understood and supported. Through collaboration, our work will focus on gaining awareness into patterns and dilemmas, and using your fundamental strengths to lead a meaningful life and cope with the stressors that inevitably come with it. A main focus of my work is to maintain an empathic, warm, and non-judgmental approach as the complex pieces of your story are shared over time.
(914) 687-5695 View (914) 687-5695
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Michael L. Costa
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Dr. Michael Costa is passionate about providing effective individual and group therapy based in scientific research. He has expertise in the the treatment of anxiety and related disorders, such as OCD and PTSD, mood disorders, such as depression, and behavioral difficulties in children and adolescents. As such, Dr. Costa has gained extensive experience providing evidence-based treatments, specifically cognitive behavioral therapies (CBTs), such as exposure therapy, exposure and response prevention (E/RP), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and behavioral parent training (BPT).
Dr. Michael Costa is passionate about providing effective individual and group therapy based in scientific research. He has expertise in the the treatment of anxiety and related disorders, such as OCD and PTSD, mood disorders, such as depression, and behavioral difficulties in children and adolescents. As such, Dr. Costa has gained extensive experience providing evidence-based treatments, specifically cognitive behavioral therapies (CBTs), such as exposure therapy, exposure and response prevention (E/RP), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and behavioral parent training (BPT).
(914) 342-7998 View (914) 342-7998
Photo of Elyse Beyer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 10570, NY
Elyse Beyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR
Verified Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
I work with adults and teens, couples and families seeking help with overcoming issues in everyday life having to do with marital and parenting concerns, issues surrounding divorce and separation, relationship issues, life transitions, school and work, low self esteem, depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, social anxiety and behavioral problems. I engage with my clients in a professional, warm, caring and empathic manner, helping people to make positive changes in their lives. I offer support and guidance to overcome unsuccessful and self-defeating patterns and help you learn more about yourself in order to make successful positive changes towards personal growth.
I work with adults and teens, couples and families seeking help with overcoming issues in everyday life having to do with marital and parenting concerns, issues surrounding divorce and separation, relationship issues, life transitions, school and work, low self esteem, depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, social anxiety and behavioral problems. I engage with my clients in a professional, warm, caring and empathic manner, helping people to make positive changes in their lives. I offer support and guidance to overcome unsuccessful and self-defeating patterns and help you learn more about yourself in order to make successful positive changes towards personal growth.
(914) 935-7735 View (914) 935-7735
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Mental Health Counseling for Emotional Well Being PLLC
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Jonathan Marrero is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who has comprehensive training in evidenced based counseling practices of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which targets how our thoughts impact our emotions and behaviors as well as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training. He works with children, adolescents, college-aged, and adult clients struggling with anxiety, depression, and life transitions to help resolve the distress they are experiencing. Jonathan collaborates with his clients to develop solution-focused approaches to help them feel less stuck, more present, and more in control of their daily experiences.
Jonathan Marrero is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who has comprehensive training in evidenced based counseling practices of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which targets how our thoughts impact our emotions and behaviors as well as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training. He works with children, adolescents, college-aged, and adult clients struggling with anxiety, depression, and life transitions to help resolve the distress they are experiencing. Jonathan collaborates with his clients to develop solution-focused approaches to help them feel less stuck, more present, and more in control of their daily experiences.
(914) 598-9979 x1 View (914) 598-9979 x1
Photo of Alana Flynn, Psychologist in 10570, NY
Alana Flynn
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Dr. Alana Flynn is a NY and CT Licensed Psychologist located in Pleasantville, NY. Alana has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families with a wide range of behavioral and emotional challenges. Alana is well-versed in CBT, DBT, psychoeducational and neuropsychological assessment, as well as in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and behavioral challenges. She has a PsyD in School/Clinical Child Psychology, Master of Science in School Psychology, and Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Yeshiva University. Additionally, she has a Master of Arts in Experimental Psychology from Iona College.
Dr. Alana Flynn is a NY and CT Licensed Psychologist located in Pleasantville, NY. Alana has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families with a wide range of behavioral and emotional challenges. Alana is well-versed in CBT, DBT, psychoeducational and neuropsychological assessment, as well as in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and behavioral challenges. She has a PsyD in School/Clinical Child Psychology, Master of Science in School Psychology, and Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Yeshiva University. Additionally, she has a Master of Arts in Experimental Psychology from Iona College.
(914) 246-5822 View (914) 246-5822
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Erin T Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570  (Online Only)
Have you or family members been faced with obstacles that have caused you to lose hope and courage? You may be feeling uninspired and do not believe you have the capability to be optimistic and patient. Perhaps there are internal battles to get through the day without breaking down. When working with a therapist that is "the right fit" in an environment that is "safe and supportive" I believe you can develop the physical and emotional strength to work through your struggles. In an interactive/ collaborative way we will work to make positive changes to improve your life and relationships.
Have you or family members been faced with obstacles that have caused you to lose hope and courage? You may be feeling uninspired and do not believe you have the capability to be optimistic and patient. Perhaps there are internal battles to get through the day without breaking down. When working with a therapist that is "the right fit" in an environment that is "safe and supportive" I believe you can develop the physical and emotional strength to work through your struggles. In an interactive/ collaborative way we will work to make positive changes to improve your life and relationships.
(516) 874-4052 View (516) 874-4052
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Mallory Winter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Through open dialogue, reflection, and engagement, my goal is to help clients better understand how their life histories and relationships impact the present-day. My aim is to support individuals in finding their voice, building confidence in personal and professional relationships, and coping with stressors. I believe that everyone can benefit from devoting time each week to focus on themselves and their relationships, and I prioritize creating a warm, supportive environment for my clients.
Through open dialogue, reflection, and engagement, my goal is to help clients better understand how their life histories and relationships impact the present-day. My aim is to support individuals in finding their voice, building confidence in personal and professional relationships, and coping with stressors. I believe that everyone can benefit from devoting time each week to focus on themselves and their relationships, and I prioritize creating a warm, supportive environment for my clients.
(914) 687-5237 View (914) 687-5237
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Deborah Botnick
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
I view psychotherapy as a safe and nurturing environment where you feel comfortable exploring the thoughts and feelings that are linked to distress or problems. I specialize in working with adults, early career professionals, and women and/or couples who have been confronted with issues of infertility and miscarriage. Within these populations, I commonly work with issues of anxiety, depression, loss, relationship problems, career dilemmas, and life transitions. I tend to take an active role in helping you better understand your issues that often lead to feeling stuck, helpless or overwhelmed in life.
I view psychotherapy as a safe and nurturing environment where you feel comfortable exploring the thoughts and feelings that are linked to distress or problems. I specialize in working with adults, early career professionals, and women and/or couples who have been confronted with issues of infertility and miscarriage. Within these populations, I commonly work with issues of anxiety, depression, loss, relationship problems, career dilemmas, and life transitions. I tend to take an active role in helping you better understand your issues that often lead to feeling stuck, helpless or overwhelmed in life.
(914) 502-3342 View (914) 502-3342
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Dawn K Catucci
Counselor, MS, Ed, PD, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Dawn Catucci is the Founder and Clinical Director of Mental Health Counseling for Emotional Well-Being PLLC, which is a small group private practice. Dawn works with children, teens and young adults who are struggling with emotional dysregulation, worry and or sadness that can interfere with their relationships, academic success and overall well-being. She is a certified cognitive behavior therapist by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Dawn is also trained in DBT and utilizes these skills to help clients to reach their goals. These evidenced based practices are often highly effective short term skills based treatments.
Dawn Catucci is the Founder and Clinical Director of Mental Health Counseling for Emotional Well-Being PLLC, which is a small group private practice. Dawn works with children, teens and young adults who are struggling with emotional dysregulation, worry and or sadness that can interfere with their relationships, academic success and overall well-being. She is a certified cognitive behavior therapist by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Dawn is also trained in DBT and utilizes these skills to help clients to reach their goals. These evidenced based practices are often highly effective short term skills based treatments.
(914) 712-8135 View (914) 712-8135
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Coren Schwartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Choosing the right therapist can make all the difference. You may be someone who understands that a behavioral issue is getting in the way of successful relationships at work or at home, but can't figure out how to change it. You may be someone who is going through a life transition such as the birth of a new baby, career change, retirement, or loss of a partner. You may feel anxious, down, or have a general inability to feel happy. You may be someone who is seeking neuroaffirming care from a therapist who is sensitive, or you may feel burnout from masking or trying to conform to a world that doesn’t “get” you.
Choosing the right therapist can make all the difference. You may be someone who understands that a behavioral issue is getting in the way of successful relationships at work or at home, but can't figure out how to change it. You may be someone who is going through a life transition such as the birth of a new baby, career change, retirement, or loss of a partner. You may feel anxious, down, or have a general inability to feel happy. You may be someone who is seeking neuroaffirming care from a therapist who is sensitive, or you may feel burnout from masking or trying to conform to a world that doesn’t “get” you.
(914) 297-9297 View (914) 297-9297
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Megan Kordenbrock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
I understand healing to be a process, a continuous evolution. And at the core of it is the practice of expanding the capacity to feel whatever you are feeling, safely. For so many of us, the ability to feel our feelings and the related sensations in our body is lost or gets taken from us as we are faced with overwhelming life experiences. When this happens we might disconnect, or find other ways of coping that allow us to move forward the best we can.
I understand healing to be a process, a continuous evolution. And at the core of it is the practice of expanding the capacity to feel whatever you are feeling, safely. For so many of us, the ability to feel our feelings and the related sensations in our body is lost or gets taken from us as we are faced with overwhelming life experiences. When this happens we might disconnect, or find other ways of coping that allow us to move forward the best we can.
(914) 344-6730 View (914) 344-6730
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Christine Peters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Christine has over 10 years of therapy experience, utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and other approaches. She received her degree from New York University and is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults for a variety of issues. These include depression, anxiety, phobias, panic, anger, stress, insomnia, ADHD, autism, developmental delays, and work/home/school issues.
Christine has over 10 years of therapy experience, utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and other approaches. She received her degree from New York University and is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults for a variety of issues. These include depression, anxiety, phobias, panic, anger, stress, insomnia, ADHD, autism, developmental delays, and work/home/school issues.
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Carla Paganelli
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
My goal as a therapist is to work with my clients in a supportive, structured and caring manner to help them feel better and manage their lives more effectively. This could include managing their anxiety, moods, relationships and workplace/ career issues. I am a warm, caring, highly engaged therapist who works collaboratively with my clients to help them access their strengths and meet their potential. I utilize cognitive behavioral (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) techniques to assist my clients to regulate their moods and anxiety, as well as supportive and interpersonal therapy.
My goal as a therapist is to work with my clients in a supportive, structured and caring manner to help them feel better and manage their lives more effectively. This could include managing their anxiety, moods, relationships and workplace/ career issues. I am a warm, caring, highly engaged therapist who works collaboratively with my clients to help them access their strengths and meet their potential. I utilize cognitive behavioral (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) techniques to assist my clients to regulate their moods and anxiety, as well as supportive and interpersonal therapy.
(914) 600-4249 View (914) 600-4249

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 10570

100+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in 10570 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
90% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
68% Coping Skills
65% Grief
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
64% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 10570 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 10570?

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.