Marvin Markowitz
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD
Verified Verified
Pound Ridge, NY 10576
For over thirty years I've helped adults, children, adolescents and couples resolve their conflicts and lead more satisfying lives. I am flexible in my approach, paying special attention to the individual needs of those whom I treat. I have specialties in the treatment of anxiety, panic disorder, depression, couple/marital counseling, children and adolescents, ADD/ADHD, and bipolar disorder. Working with alcohol and other substance abusers has also been a long term part of my practice. With my wife, Roberta Markowitz,LCSW we conduct interventions, helping families obtain treatment for otherwise resistant family members.
For over thirty years I've helped adults, children, adolescents and couples resolve their conflicts and lead more satisfying lives. I am flexible in my approach, paying special attention to the individual needs of those whom I treat. I have specialties in the treatment of anxiety, panic disorder, depression, couple/marital counseling, children and adolescents, ADD/ADHD, and bipolar disorder. Working with alcohol and other substance abusers has also been a long term part of my practice. With my wife, Roberta Markowitz,LCSW we conduct interventions, helping families obtain treatment for otherwise resistant family members.
(914) 721-0963 View (914) 721-0963
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Karen Bridbord
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pound Ridge, NY 10576
I am a licensed psychologist and one of the few Certified Gottman Couples Therapists on the East Coast. My speciality is helping individuals and couples identify and make changes in their personal and professional lives that enable them to enhance their life satisfaction and well-being. I integrate traditional psychodynamic concepts with contemporary methods such as cognitive behavioral, Gottman, attachment, and systems theories. Offering a highly personalized approach that is goal oriented and solution focused, I tailor my services to the needs of each individual or couple. My style is caring and direct, gentle and collaborative.
I am a licensed psychologist and one of the few Certified Gottman Couples Therapists on the East Coast. My speciality is helping individuals and couples identify and make changes in their personal and professional lives that enable them to enhance their life satisfaction and well-being. I integrate traditional psychodynamic concepts with contemporary methods such as cognitive behavioral, Gottman, attachment, and systems theories. Offering a highly personalized approach that is goal oriented and solution focused, I tailor my services to the needs of each individual or couple. My style is caring and direct, gentle and collaborative.
(917) 477-3089 View (917) 477-3089
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Virginia Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, MSW, MS
Verified Verified
Pound Ridge, NY 10576  (Online Only)
Together we can work to help equip you with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome your challenges. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, or PTSD, it is important that you know you don't have to be alone in this journey. I have the experience to help you achieve your goals, overcome these struggles, and live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. I tailor our sessions together to address challenges unique to you. We will work together to understand the root cause of your struggles and address them with long-lasting strategies, helping you get closer to the life you've always wanted.
Together we can work to help equip you with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome your challenges. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, or PTSD, it is important that you know you don't have to be alone in this journey. I have the experience to help you achieve your goals, overcome these struggles, and live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. I tailor our sessions together to address challenges unique to you. We will work together to understand the root cause of your struggles and address them with long-lasting strategies, helping you get closer to the life you've always wanted.
(914) 559-9238 View (914) 559-9238
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Cynthia P Puccio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MA, LCSW
Not Verified Not Verified
Pound Ridge, NY 10576
I am a developmental psychologist and licensed clinical social worker with extensive experience working with young children, teens, adults, and families with a variety of mental health needs including emotional regulation, anxiety, life stressors, relationship challenges, and developmental disorders. I currently work in private practice in Westchester, NY, specializing in psychotherapy, child-centered play therapy, parent-child relationships, and learning differences. I embrace a reflective and strengths-focused model and I am known to be creative, compassionate, and open-minded.
I am a developmental psychologist and licensed clinical social worker with extensive experience working with young children, teens, adults, and families with a variety of mental health needs including emotional regulation, anxiety, life stressors, relationship challenges, and developmental disorders. I currently work in private practice in Westchester, NY, specializing in psychotherapy, child-centered play therapy, parent-child relationships, and learning differences. I embrace a reflective and strengths-focused model and I am known to be creative, compassionate, and open-minded.
(914) 386-2102 View (914) 386-2102
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Caitlin McNally
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pound Ridge, NY 10576
Waitlist for new clients
Life can be overwhelming. If you’re here, I’m guessing something brought you to this point that made you think therapy may be beneficial. Is your child more worried than usual? Maybe you or someone you love is struggling with their emotions? Perhaps, you or someone you love is having a hard time navigating one of life’s many transitions? As your therapist, my goal is to create a welcoming, safe, supportive environment to explore your current stressors, and create a path to improving your wellbeing. Whether I am working with a child, teen, or young adult, I tailor sessions to each individual. For parents, I offer support & resources.
Life can be overwhelming. If you’re here, I’m guessing something brought you to this point that made you think therapy may be beneficial. Is your child more worried than usual? Maybe you or someone you love is struggling with their emotions? Perhaps, you or someone you love is having a hard time navigating one of life’s many transitions? As your therapist, my goal is to create a welcoming, safe, supportive environment to explore your current stressors, and create a path to improving your wellbeing. Whether I am working with a child, teen, or young adult, I tailor sessions to each individual. For parents, I offer support & resources.
(914) 594-6264 View (914) 594-6264
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Westchester Center for Behavior Therapy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pound Ridge, NY 10576
I have been in practice for over 40 years and I feel that my best client is the person who recognizes that they could use someone like myself to help them alter their thoughts and behaviors that are impeding their progress. I have worked well with issues related to mood such as anxiety and depression, but also with stress related disorders. If you believe that life would be better if you only knew how to change your thinking,feeling and behavior, then I am your therapist.
I have been in practice for over 40 years and I feel that my best client is the person who recognizes that they could use someone like myself to help them alter their thoughts and behaviors that are impeding their progress. I have worked well with issues related to mood such as anxiety and depression, but also with stress related disorders. If you believe that life would be better if you only knew how to change your thinking,feeling and behavior, then I am your therapist.
(914) 302-5207 View (914) 302-5207
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Howard L Millman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pound Ridge, NY 10576
With 40 years of experience, I am a results-oriented family psychologist treating adults, adolescents and children (especially for anxiety and depression). I have published 7 books based upon scientifically based treatments for specific psychological and behavioral issues, pioneering effective strategies for attention deficit disorders. My many media appearances include being interviewed on "Sixty Minutes." About 15 years ago I developed a sub-specialty called "Pain to Joy:" where psychological and physical pain or tension are transformed into healthy, joyful living. This approach combines psychological, behavioral, physical and philosophical methods. Most pain can be eliminated or greatly decreased.
With 40 years of experience, I am a results-oriented family psychologist treating adults, adolescents and children (especially for anxiety and depression). I have published 7 books based upon scientifically based treatments for specific psychological and behavioral issues, pioneering effective strategies for attention deficit disorders. My many media appearances include being interviewed on "Sixty Minutes." About 15 years ago I developed a sub-specialty called "Pain to Joy:" where psychological and physical pain or tension are transformed into healthy, joyful living. This approach combines psychological, behavioral, physical and philosophical methods. Most pain can be eliminated or greatly decreased.
(914) 764-1343 View (914) 764-1343
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Lisa Hauptner
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CASAC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pound Ridge, NY 10576
I believe that in order to work on your issues -- regardless of what they are -- you must first feel safe and understood. My treatment approach is first to provide you with a safe environment created through empathic and non-judgmental listening. Change -- even positive change -- is difficult. By understanding my clients' individual strengths and applying effective treatment approaches, change can happen. This is a process that evolves through a working relationship of open communication and trust. Identifying and changing those patterns of behavior is the focus of our work together.
I believe that in order to work on your issues -- regardless of what they are -- you must first feel safe and understood. My treatment approach is first to provide you with a safe environment created through empathic and non-judgmental listening. Change -- even positive change -- is difficult. By understanding my clients' individual strengths and applying effective treatment approaches, change can happen. This is a process that evolves through a working relationship of open communication and trust. Identifying and changing those patterns of behavior is the focus of our work together.
(914) 763-6754 View (914) 763-6754
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James E. Blechman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, LMFT, LP, CGP
Verified Verified
Pound Ridge, NY 10576
Relationship expert/infidelity issues. AASECT certified sex therapist, licensed Marriage and Family therapist, licensed psychoanalyst, licensed clinical psychiatric social worker. I've been in practice for over 25 years and during that time I've been able to treat a wide range of emotional problems in individuals, couples, adolescents, children and families. Discovering the underlying causes of symptoms is the best way to produce a lasting cure. Through our work together you will attain a resolution or reduction of symptoms, gain a deeper self understanding and acceptance, and function authentically at your best in all aspects of your life.
Relationship expert/infidelity issues. AASECT certified sex therapist, licensed Marriage and Family therapist, licensed psychoanalyst, licensed clinical psychiatric social worker. I've been in practice for over 25 years and during that time I've been able to treat a wide range of emotional problems in individuals, couples, adolescents, children and families. Discovering the underlying causes of symptoms is the best way to produce a lasting cure. Through our work together you will attain a resolution or reduction of symptoms, gain a deeper self understanding and acceptance, and function authentically at your best in all aspects of your life.
(914) 297-9783 View (914) 297-9783
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Elizabeth Felleman Hammel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pound Ridge, NY 10576
In a safe and supportive environment, I collaborate with individual adults couples, and families to address difficult emotions or behaviors. I work with clients to enhance communication, deepen attachments and relationships, and identify road blocks. Given the tools, support, and guidance, I believe that we are all capable of making positive changes to reduce conflict, stress, and anxiety and lead more satisfying lives. My orientation is eclectic though I often utilize Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused techniques. I work with adults, couples and families.
In a safe and supportive environment, I collaborate with individual adults couples, and families to address difficult emotions or behaviors. I work with clients to enhance communication, deepen attachments and relationships, and identify road blocks. Given the tools, support, and guidance, I believe that we are all capable of making positive changes to reduce conflict, stress, and anxiety and lead more satisfying lives. My orientation is eclectic though I often utilize Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused techniques. I work with adults, couples and families.
(917) 809-6093 View (917) 809-6093
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Roberta M. Markowitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Pound Ridge, NY 10576
For over 30 years I have helped people attain emotional well-being: contentment in relationships, effectiveness in work, satisfaction within oneself. I can help you work through and resolve your personal and relationship problems. I have particular expertise in helping people manage stress and anger. My clients often gain effective communication and conflict resolution skills that are critical to sustaining healthy relationships.
For over 30 years I have helped people attain emotional well-being: contentment in relationships, effectiveness in work, satisfaction within oneself. I can help you work through and resolve your personal and relationship problems. I have particular expertise in helping people manage stress and anger. My clients often gain effective communication and conflict resolution skills that are critical to sustaining healthy relationships.
(914) 265-1166 View (914) 265-1166
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Marianne Cardillo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pound Ridge, NY 10576  (Online Only)
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." -Helen Keller---- Working together to find solutions that best work for you is one of the most important parts of the way I practice. You are the expert of your life, your wants, and your needs. I am here to collaborate and work with you in figuring out how to achieve what you want out of life, and understand how to navigate around whatever may be standing in the way of getting there. I take pride in being genuine in my practice & offering my empathy & eagerness to support you in achieving your personal goals.
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." -Helen Keller---- Working together to find solutions that best work for you is one of the most important parts of the way I practice. You are the expert of your life, your wants, and your needs. I am here to collaborate and work with you in figuring out how to achieve what you want out of life, and understand how to navigate around whatever may be standing in the way of getting there. I take pride in being genuine in my practice & offering my empathy & eagerness to support you in achieving your personal goals.
(475) 222-1350 View (475) 222-1350
Nancy L Bronson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pound Ridge, NY 10576  (Online Only)
Following fellowships at Yale University and the Yale School of Medicine, I served as Director of Psychology at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, CT and have been in private practice in New Canaan, Greenwich and currently Stamford, CT for over 30 years. Happy to answer any questions you may have.
Following fellowships at Yale University and the Yale School of Medicine, I served as Director of Psychology at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, CT and have been in private practice in New Canaan, Greenwich and currently Stamford, CT for over 30 years. Happy to answer any questions you may have.
(203) 433-0691 View (203) 433-0691
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Susan Healy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Pound Ridge, NY 10576  (Online Only)
A cognitive-behavioral therapist, Susan's signature strength is treating overall health and the implications on mental well-being. Her 25± years of experience includes confidential treatment in anxiety, traditional therapy, holistic attention to brain and nutrition, EMDR, general life difficulties, depression, relationship and adolescent issues and parent coaching. Susan patiently and non-judgmentally facilitates navigating life changes and focuses on results. Her flexible style, experience and total awareness lead to successful outcomes within short-term psychotherapy treatments.
A cognitive-behavioral therapist, Susan's signature strength is treating overall health and the implications on mental well-being. Her 25± years of experience includes confidential treatment in anxiety, traditional therapy, holistic attention to brain and nutrition, EMDR, general life difficulties, depression, relationship and adolescent issues and parent coaching. Susan patiently and non-judgmentally facilitates navigating life changes and focuses on results. Her flexible style, experience and total awareness lead to successful outcomes within short-term psychotherapy treatments.
(914) 368-2357 View (914) 368-2357
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Chad McDonald
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LADC
Verified Verified
Pound Ridge, NY 10576
I work with people struggeling with substance abuse and mental illnesses such as depression. I also work with their families. Be sure to check out my website “Addictionsway.com”
I work with people struggeling with substance abuse and mental illnesses such as depression. I also work with their families. Be sure to check out my website “Addictionsway.com”
(203) 318-4592 View (203) 318-4592
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Laurie Ciavardini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pound Ridge, NY 10576
I have a wealth of experience working with those struggling with addiction, codependency, mood disorder, anxiety, trauma and a multitude of life issues such as grief, coping with medical diagnosis, injury and illness, loss of career, and divorce. I am certified in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, EAGALA, Animal-Assisted Therapy and Integrative Meridian Therapy. In addition, I am a Certified Clinical Military Counselor and have years of experience working with Veterans.
I have a wealth of experience working with those struggling with addiction, codependency, mood disorder, anxiety, trauma and a multitude of life issues such as grief, coping with medical diagnosis, injury and illness, loss of career, and divorce. I am certified in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, EAGALA, Animal-Assisted Therapy and Integrative Meridian Therapy. In addition, I am a Certified Clinical Military Counselor and have years of experience working with Veterans.
(914) 895-5633 View (914) 895-5633
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Barbara Carbone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
Pound Ridge, NY 10576
I have 20+ years of experience treating adults and teenagers with a variety of issues related to depression, anxiety, self esteem, relationships, work, career and parenting challenges. I have expertise in the areas of trauma, crisis intervention and addressing major life transitions including separation and divorce. I have also worked extensively with victims of violent crime and survivors of sexual assault and incest.
I have 20+ years of experience treating adults and teenagers with a variety of issues related to depression, anxiety, self esteem, relationships, work, career and parenting challenges. I have expertise in the areas of trauma, crisis intervention and addressing major life transitions including separation and divorce. I have also worked extensively with victims of violent crime and survivors of sexual assault and incest.
(914) 514-9083 View (914) 514-9083
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Gisselle Acevedo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pound Ridge, NY 10576
I will welcome you into a safe and non-judgmental place where you can explore what it could be like to find the freedom to live your life with self-compassion while taking full responsibility. I believe therapy can help you find a sense of peace in your life because you are able to identify your own power, your own wisdom and really focus on what brings your life joy. If your family is experiencing difficulties then family therapy is a necessary first step toward finding a more harmonious family life. For further information please visit my website: GisselleAcevedoTherapy.com.
I will welcome you into a safe and non-judgmental place where you can explore what it could be like to find the freedom to live your life with self-compassion while taking full responsibility. I believe therapy can help you find a sense of peace in your life because you are able to identify your own power, your own wisdom and really focus on what brings your life joy. If your family is experiencing difficulties then family therapy is a necessary first step toward finding a more harmonious family life. For further information please visit my website: GisselleAcevedoTherapy.com.
(626) 415-0442 View (626) 415-0442
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Gerard L Vasco
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC
Verified Verified
Pound Ridge, NY 10576
I have been counseling addicts and alcoholics since 1993. I have inpatient, detox, outpatient and intervention experience. I have completed many assessments for teens at college that have been sent hiome for evaluations and treatment if needed. DWI and DUI assessments and education can be done at YOUR convenience and not according to an agencys schedule. My ideal client is a motivated client, that want's to make their life better, or recognizes that his or her substance abuse/addiction is causing major disruptions in their life. I also enjoy the challenge of the unmotivated client that I can help through the stages of change. Individual, group counseling and random drug testing (on site) are regular practices, family work and education are important services that I provide as well. I work closely with Psychiatrist's in Greenwich Ct, New Canaan Ct, and NYC when needed. These are trusted addiction specialist psychiatrists. I look forward to helping you and or your family member. When I am working with a client I become available 24 hours a day.
I have been counseling addicts and alcoholics since 1993. I have inpatient, detox, outpatient and intervention experience. I have completed many assessments for teens at college that have been sent hiome for evaluations and treatment if needed. DWI and DUI assessments and education can be done at YOUR convenience and not according to an agencys schedule. My ideal client is a motivated client, that want's to make their life better, or recognizes that his or her substance abuse/addiction is causing major disruptions in their life. I also enjoy the challenge of the unmotivated client that I can help through the stages of change. Individual, group counseling and random drug testing (on site) are regular practices, family work and education are important services that I provide as well. I work closely with Psychiatrist's in Greenwich Ct, New Canaan Ct, and NYC when needed. These are trusted addiction specialist psychiatrists. I look forward to helping you and or your family member. When I am working with a client I become available 24 hours a day.
(203) 916-5727 View (203) 916-5727
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Beth Epstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pound Ridge, NY 10576
Welcome. If you or a loved one are feeling down, sad, anxious, or maybe concerned that you are drinking too much or about drug use, marital issues, or are just going through a difficult stretch and want someone to help sort it through, I provide individual, couple, or family therapy for adults and adolescents. My goal is to explore your concerns, identify strengths, and use a combination of evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy strategies, compassion, and insight to help you achieve your goals and improve your quality of life. We will focus on resolution of current symptoms, and understanding the big picture.
Welcome. If you or a loved one are feeling down, sad, anxious, or maybe concerned that you are drinking too much or about drug use, marital issues, or are just going through a difficult stretch and want someone to help sort it through, I provide individual, couple, or family therapy for adults and adolescents. My goal is to explore your concerns, identify strengths, and use a combination of evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy strategies, compassion, and insight to help you achieve your goals and improve your quality of life. We will focus on resolution of current symptoms, and understanding the big picture.
(475) 558-9525 View (475) 558-9525

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 10576

20+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 10576 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
90% Relationship Issues
79% Parenting
76% Family Conflict
72% Self Esteem
69% Grief

Average years in practice

29 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aetna
60% Oxford
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 10576 see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male

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How can I find a therapist in 10576?

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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.