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Robert S. Babich
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whitestone, NY 11357
I Help people experience healing and growth by discovering pathways to understanding and change through examining thoughts, body, and emotion in regard to relationships, family, career, parenting, health, and self-esteem. My primary focus involves establishing a strong therapeutic relationship that allows freedom of expression and exploration within a warm, discreet, safe, and non-judgmental container. We will work together, at your own pace, acknowledging your specific challenges with the understanding that you are the best authority on what you need to gain resolution, empowerment and autonomy.
I Help people experience healing and growth by discovering pathways to understanding and change through examining thoughts, body, and emotion in regard to relationships, family, career, parenting, health, and self-esteem. My primary focus involves establishing a strong therapeutic relationship that allows freedom of expression and exploration within a warm, discreet, safe, and non-judgmental container. We will work together, at your own pace, acknowledging your specific challenges with the understanding that you are the best authority on what you need to gain resolution, empowerment and autonomy.
(929) 560-6146 View (929) 560-6146
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Mona Suca
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whitestone, NY 11357  (Online Only)
Are you feeling down, depressed and overwhelmed? Has it been difficult to look forward to the future? I'd like to know all about it. Hi, my name is Mona Suca, I'm a licensed clinical social worker with over ten years of experience providing therapy to a diverse population. I work with children and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, parenting, low self-esteem, and more.
Are you feeling down, depressed and overwhelmed? Has it been difficult to look forward to the future? I'd like to know all about it. Hi, my name is Mona Suca, I'm a licensed clinical social worker with over ten years of experience providing therapy to a diverse population. I work with children and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, parenting, low self-esteem, and more.
(929) 345-3229 View (929) 345-3229
Photo of Kristina Salerno, MS, LMHC, Counselor
Kristina Salerno
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whitestone, NY 11357
As a psychotherapist, I provide individuals with a safe space where they will be carefully listened to and understood. Specializing in psychodynamics, I provide my patients with a warm therapeutic relationship where we will explore past experiences that may be related to current emotional distress in several life areas (relationships, family, career, parenting, eating issues/body image, health and self esteem). We will explore your presenting symptoms not as a "disease" or a "problem" but rather an insight into understanding the self and your needs in a more compassionate way. I also offer supervision to mental health professionals.
As a psychotherapist, I provide individuals with a safe space where they will be carefully listened to and understood. Specializing in psychodynamics, I provide my patients with a warm therapeutic relationship where we will explore past experiences that may be related to current emotional distress in several life areas (relationships, family, career, parenting, eating issues/body image, health and self esteem). We will explore your presenting symptoms not as a "disease" or a "problem" but rather an insight into understanding the self and your needs in a more compassionate way. I also offer supervision to mental health professionals.
(347) 429-6697 View (347) 429-6697
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Michele Loew Weiden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Flushing, NY 11357  (Online Only)
I have over 30 years of experience as a Social Worker in a private practice setting and in the Long Island public school system. I specialize in couples' counseling and working with individuals experiencing difficulty with anxiety, depression and life transitions. In addition, I have worked extensively with adolescents and parents of children with learning disabilities and as a drug and alcohol counselor.
I have over 30 years of experience as a Social Worker in a private practice setting and in the Long Island public school system. I specialize in couples' counseling and working with individuals experiencing difficulty with anxiety, depression and life transitions. In addition, I have worked extensively with adolescents and parents of children with learning disabilities and as a drug and alcohol counselor.
(516) 584-3904 View (516) 584-3904
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Luisa Ospina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW, LP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Whitestone, NY 11357  (Online Only)
I am a bilingual (Spanish/English) psychoanalyst and psychotherapist in NYC, with more than 30 years providing analytic treatment for adults. As we go through challenging situations in life, sometimes we find our selves needing additional support. I have special interest in helping individuals to navigate through life's changes and transitions, and identify effective and meaningful ways of coping with anxiety, depression, mood disorder, trauma, parenting.
I am a bilingual (Spanish/English) psychoanalyst and psychotherapist in NYC, with more than 30 years providing analytic treatment for adults. As we go through challenging situations in life, sometimes we find our selves needing additional support. I have special interest in helping individuals to navigate through life's changes and transitions, and identify effective and meaningful ways of coping with anxiety, depression, mood disorder, trauma, parenting.
(646) 512-8390 View (646) 512-8390
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Kwan-Ting Andy Kong
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whitestone, NY 11357  (Online Only)
We have seasons in our lives that are filled with stress, anxiety, sadness, guilt, disappointment, grief, and even hopelessness. It can be overwhelming, getting stuck in a place where we cannot see a way forward, unable to change unwanted and repeated behaviors, where no one seems to understand or able to help, feeling frustrated, unmotivated, discouraged, alone, and even ashamed. Or you may be going through transitions, significant changes in work, family, relationships, and are understandably overwhelmed with uncertainty and feelings of loss. If this has been your experience, there is help to walk towards healing and renewal.
We have seasons in our lives that are filled with stress, anxiety, sadness, guilt, disappointment, grief, and even hopelessness. It can be overwhelming, getting stuck in a place where we cannot see a way forward, unable to change unwanted and repeated behaviors, where no one seems to understand or able to help, feeling frustrated, unmotivated, discouraged, alone, and even ashamed. Or you may be going through transitions, significant changes in work, family, relationships, and are understandably overwhelmed with uncertainty and feelings of loss. If this has been your experience, there is help to walk towards healing and renewal.
(347) 454-7571 View (347) 454-7571
Photo of Debra Linch, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Debra Linch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Whitestone, NY 11357  (Online Only)
I believe the fit between a patient and therapist plays an important role in healing and growth. My approach to therapy begins with respect and validation for your feelings and experiences. I strive to create a safe and comfortable environment where dialogue can flow without fear of judgment. I specialize in treating people struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction and women's issues such as perinatal and postpartum depression. I will work with you to restructure your unhelpful beliefs that cause distress, develop new and healthier coping skills and improve your communication skills, confidence and self-esteem.
I believe the fit between a patient and therapist plays an important role in healing and growth. My approach to therapy begins with respect and validation for your feelings and experiences. I strive to create a safe and comfortable environment where dialogue can flow without fear of judgment. I specialize in treating people struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction and women's issues such as perinatal and postpartum depression. I will work with you to restructure your unhelpful beliefs that cause distress, develop new and healthier coping skills and improve your communication skills, confidence and self-esteem.
(347) 433-8730 View (347) 433-8730
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Dr. James J Colangelo
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMHC, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
Whitestone, NY 11357  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life's difficulties can be overwhelming at times. Reaching out for help is a courageous (positive) first step. I have over 39 years experience as a psychotherapist specializing in marriage and couples therapy, sex therapy, and mental health counseling, working with individuals, and couples. Blame is counter therapeutic and it is not allowed to become a focus of attention in treatment. Rather, emphasis is placed on developing strengths to overcome or manage problems more effectively. A main goal of therapy is helping people identify and access their strengths, as well as empowering them to lead more satisfying and healthier lives.
Life's difficulties can be overwhelming at times. Reaching out for help is a courageous (positive) first step. I have over 39 years experience as a psychotherapist specializing in marriage and couples therapy, sex therapy, and mental health counseling, working with individuals, and couples. Blame is counter therapeutic and it is not allowed to become a focus of attention in treatment. Rather, emphasis is placed on developing strengths to overcome or manage problems more effectively. A main goal of therapy is helping people identify and access their strengths, as well as empowering them to lead more satisfying and healthier lives.
(718) 938-5760 View (718) 938-5760
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Dr. Regina Legere
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Whitestone, NY 11357
We are living in uncertain times. It’s ok to not be ok. It’s ok to need extra emotional support right now. You may find yourself having difficulty managing anxiety & stress worrying about things out of your control. You may be feeling lonely, depressed & isolated. You may be having a hard time parenting your child who struggles emotionally, socially, academically. Your young adult may be struggling with finding their way towards independence. Your child may be exhibiting atypical behaviors or expressing worries & concerns that you don’t know how to answer. Psychotherapy can offer the guidance & support you seek.
We are living in uncertain times. It’s ok to not be ok. It’s ok to need extra emotional support right now. You may find yourself having difficulty managing anxiety & stress worrying about things out of your control. You may be feeling lonely, depressed & isolated. You may be having a hard time parenting your child who struggles emotionally, socially, academically. Your young adult may be struggling with finding their way towards independence. Your child may be exhibiting atypical behaviors or expressing worries & concerns that you don’t know how to answer. Psychotherapy can offer the guidance & support you seek.
(917) 746-7864 View (917) 746-7864
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Jacqueline Valencia Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW-R, CAP
Verified Verified
Whitestone, NY 11357
Awareness precedes change every time! As a trained couples and family therapist, I facilitate holistic and natural dialogue to adjust faulty communication patterns that have taken shape in your world over time and, perhaps, simply do not work anymore. In our process together, we will enhance your awareness in life to decrease anxiety and increase your ability to make the organic, positive change you crave individually or as a family. I will help you break free from the use of unhealthy dependency habits that have led to you're feeling joyless. We will journey together, in empowering yourself and developing healthier connections.
Awareness precedes change every time! As a trained couples and family therapist, I facilitate holistic and natural dialogue to adjust faulty communication patterns that have taken shape in your world over time and, perhaps, simply do not work anymore. In our process together, we will enhance your awareness in life to decrease anxiety and increase your ability to make the organic, positive change you crave individually or as a family. I will help you break free from the use of unhealthy dependency habits that have led to you're feeling joyless. We will journey together, in empowering yourself and developing healthier connections.
(646) 872-8144 View (646) 872-8144
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Anna Maria Diliberti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Whitestone, NY 11357  (Online Only)
If you would like to learn to do more than cope with the issues you are dealing with, and move into actually eradicating them, I can help. All that is necessary is an open mind. If you are at the point where you want to learn the nature of your suffering and begin the work (it’s all mental), of changing whatever beliefs need to be released, let’s get started. This work will allow you to see for yourself your true nature and realize that without the thought and/or belief being held, all is well. Spirituality therapy means we work with all of you, mind, body and soul. What no longer serves your growth is released. You are then free.
If you would like to learn to do more than cope with the issues you are dealing with, and move into actually eradicating them, I can help. All that is necessary is an open mind. If you are at the point where you want to learn the nature of your suffering and begin the work (it’s all mental), of changing whatever beliefs need to be released, let’s get started. This work will allow you to see for yourself your true nature and realize that without the thought and/or belief being held, all is well. Spirituality therapy means we work with all of you, mind, body and soul. What no longer serves your growth is released. You are then free.
(929) 396-3135 View (929) 396-3135
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Immigration Evaluations and Psychotherapy
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Whitestone, NY 11357  (Online Only)
I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) board certified Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I conduct Immigration Evaluations for: VAWA, Hardship Waiver, U Visa, T Visa, and Asylum cases. I work closely with individuals, families, and their attorneys that are seeking legal haven in the USA for a better, safer, and brighter future. I have had years of experience with individual and group counseling in culturally diverse, multi­disciplinary, fast-­paced, and often demanding environments. I am licensed in New York, New Jersey, and Florida and am able to see clients via telehealth in these states.
I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) board certified Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I conduct Immigration Evaluations for: VAWA, Hardship Waiver, U Visa, T Visa, and Asylum cases. I work closely with individuals, families, and their attorneys that are seeking legal haven in the USA for a better, safer, and brighter future. I have had years of experience with individual and group counseling in culturally diverse, multi­disciplinary, fast-­paced, and often demanding environments. I am licensed in New York, New Jersey, and Florida and am able to see clients via telehealth in these states.
(718) 866-4892 View (718) 866-4892
Photo of Irene Koutsidis-Martelli, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Irene Koutsidis-Martelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whitestone, NY 11357  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I offer individual and group therapy. My scope of practice has been focused around young adult men and women ages 20-35 and with Veterans of all ages. My main goal for treatment is to help you identify the way you have developed from core beliefs of yourself, others, and the world. We are all so much a part of our own norm that often, it is hard to identify unhelpful or maladaptive patterns and behaviors. I will help you identify whats sitting in your core and how we can focus on developing the positive; or restructuring the parts that no longer serve your journey.
I offer individual and group therapy. My scope of practice has been focused around young adult men and women ages 20-35 and with Veterans of all ages. My main goal for treatment is to help you identify the way you have developed from core beliefs of yourself, others, and the world. We are all so much a part of our own norm that often, it is hard to identify unhelpful or maladaptive patterns and behaviors. I will help you identify whats sitting in your core and how we can focus on developing the positive; or restructuring the parts that no longer serve your journey.
(631) 892-2453 View (631) 892-2453
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Vivian Colón
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Flushing, NY 11357
Buen Camino! It's a saying on a pilgrimage. Life is a journey with valleys and summits.It's not about the destination but the journey and its easier with guidance on the way.I am a therapist that goes to therapy. I believe in the healing power and magic of safe spaces that allow us to be authentic I've been a therapist for 13 years and have accumulated experience working with people who have experienced trauma, anxiety, infertility, bereavement, suicide, impostor syndrome, immigration reunification, attachment, personality disorders and depression. I have done comprehensive psychosocial assessments to present to immigration courts.
Buen Camino! It's a saying on a pilgrimage. Life is a journey with valleys and summits.It's not about the destination but the journey and its easier with guidance on the way.I am a therapist that goes to therapy. I believe in the healing power and magic of safe spaces that allow us to be authentic I've been a therapist for 13 years and have accumulated experience working with people who have experienced trauma, anxiety, infertility, bereavement, suicide, impostor syndrome, immigration reunification, attachment, personality disorders and depression. I have done comprehensive psychosocial assessments to present to immigration courts.
(347) 410-7135 View (347) 410-7135
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Tara Yoo - Dunamis Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Whitestone, NY 11357  (Online Only)
While some people have a strong grasp of their identity, you may be struggling with understanding your true self. If this resonates with you, I'm here to join you on your path of self-exploration. With experience as a licensed clinical social worker in clinical and hospital settings, I have treated various mental health diagnoses. My role as a school social worker has also given me valuable experience in assisting children dealing with behavioral issues, family conflicts, life changes, and self-esteem challenges.
While some people have a strong grasp of their identity, you may be struggling with understanding your true self. If this resonates with you, I'm here to join you on your path of self-exploration. With experience as a licensed clinical social worker in clinical and hospital settings, I have treated various mental health diagnoses. My role as a school social worker has also given me valuable experience in assisting children dealing with behavioral issues, family conflicts, life changes, and self-esteem challenges.
(347) 919-7665 View (347) 919-7665
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Nichole Sinaly
Art Therapist, LCAT
Verified Verified
Whitestone, NY 11357  (Online Only)
Feeling overwhelmed by your child’s behavior? Wondering why they're acting out in school or at home? Confused about what to do or how to respond during their outbursts? Are you overwhelmed by the daily tasks of being a parent? Are you figuring out motherhood? Not sure how to respond to your newborn baby and how to best support them?
Feeling overwhelmed by your child’s behavior? Wondering why they're acting out in school or at home? Confused about what to do or how to respond during their outbursts? Are you overwhelmed by the daily tasks of being a parent? Are you figuring out motherhood? Not sure how to respond to your newborn baby and how to best support them?
(516) 856-1531 View (516) 856-1531
Photo of Judith Kellner, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Judith Kellner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flushing, NY 11357  (Online Only)
If you feel you get stuck in the same situation that causes you feel unheard and misunderstood, I can help. I help Couples and Individuals who experienced immigration, are in cultural transition or struggle with issues related to their interfaith relationships. I also have knowledge and training in helping individuals and couples who deal with trauma and it's transmission in future generations (i.e. Holocaust, Armenian) I can help you get out of distress and back to connecting and trusting yourself and your partner.
If you feel you get stuck in the same situation that causes you feel unheard and misunderstood, I can help. I help Couples and Individuals who experienced immigration, are in cultural transition or struggle with issues related to their interfaith relationships. I also have knowledge and training in helping individuals and couples who deal with trauma and it's transmission in future generations (i.e. Holocaust, Armenian) I can help you get out of distress and back to connecting and trusting yourself and your partner.
(646) 583-0549 View (646) 583-0549
Photo of Allen A Du Mont, LCSW, BCD, DPNAP, SFNAP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Allen A Du Mont
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, DPNAP, SFNAP
Verified Verified
Flushing, NY 11357
Is your relationship in crisis? Are you worried about where you are heading? Your child? Your family? With over 30 years of helping individuals and families, I have the extensive post-graduate training and sensivity to help you reach the goals you want to achieve. We get there by tapping and unleashing your potential in a program collaboratively designed for you. Those who have come to see me have left more confident in being able to handle their conflicts, clearer about what they want out of life, energized to get to a better place for themselves and those dear to them.
Is your relationship in crisis? Are you worried about where you are heading? Your child? Your family? With over 30 years of helping individuals and families, I have the extensive post-graduate training and sensivity to help you reach the goals you want to achieve. We get there by tapping and unleashing your potential in a program collaboratively designed for you. Those who have come to see me have left more confident in being able to handle their conflicts, clearer about what they want out of life, energized to get to a better place for themselves and those dear to them.
(646) 600-5061 View (646) 600-5061
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Janet M. Kilian
Psychologist, Psy D
Verified Verified
Whitestone, NY 11357
My commitment is to help people heal and maximize their potential to lead the happy and successful lives they are capable of having. Through a caring and confidential relationship, relaxed setting we can talk together to assist you with your concerns. I have years of clinical experience and educational expertise in psychotherapy and counseling to help you resolve your problems and cope with biologically based conditions. My skill in helping clients of various ages, backgrounds and issues is here for you. Feel at ease to give me a call to discuss your personal needs.
My commitment is to help people heal and maximize their potential to lead the happy and successful lives they are capable of having. Through a caring and confidential relationship, relaxed setting we can talk together to assist you with your concerns. I have years of clinical experience and educational expertise in psychotherapy and counseling to help you resolve your problems and cope with biologically based conditions. My skill in helping clients of various ages, backgrounds and issues is here for you. Feel at ease to give me a call to discuss your personal needs.
(718) 569-8333 View (718) 569-8333
Photo of Carol D'Andrea, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Carol D'Andrea
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Whitestone, NY 11357
Therapy is a place to talk to someone outside of your every day life. It's a place to gain insight into what is going on within yourself, and to learn more about your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. You may begin therapy due to a serious life event, or simply to improve your mood, your lifestyle, or your relationships. I will ask questions and offer feedback to help you look at your problems differently, to make more sense of what's going on in your life, and to unravel difficult issues. We will work together as you decide what changes you may want to begin to make.
Therapy is a place to talk to someone outside of your every day life. It's a place to gain insight into what is going on within yourself, and to learn more about your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. You may begin therapy due to a serious life event, or simply to improve your mood, your lifestyle, or your relationships. I will ask questions and offer feedback to help you look at your problems differently, to make more sense of what's going on in your life, and to unravel difficult issues. We will work together as you decide what changes you may want to begin to make.
(718) 612-7162 View (718) 612-7162

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 11357

40+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 11357 who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
86% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
64% Parenting
64% Family Conflict
62% Grief

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% Aetna
91% Cigna and Evernorth
82% Oxford

How Therapists in 11357 see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 11357?

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

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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