Therapists in 11716

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Anthony Calabrese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bohemia, NY 11716
Empathy, compassion, and resilience are the core values that guide my practice. I specialize in working with children and adolescents who are experiencing emotional and behavioral related difficulties. I have worked with this population for over 10 years and have had the opportunity to help young people in an array of settings. My experience as a clinical social worker ranges from working as a clinician on an inpatient psychiatric unit, providing in-home behavioral services, implementing counseling at a public high school and providing therapy and behavioral management at an intensive day treatment program.
Empathy, compassion, and resilience are the core values that guide my practice. I specialize in working with children and adolescents who are experiencing emotional and behavioral related difficulties. I have worked with this population for over 10 years and have had the opportunity to help young people in an array of settings. My experience as a clinical social worker ranges from working as a clinician on an inpatient psychiatric unit, providing in-home behavioral services, implementing counseling at a public high school and providing therapy and behavioral management at an intensive day treatment program.
(631) 250-5713 View (631) 250-5713
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Kristy Casper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bohemia, NY 11716
You may feel overwhelmed, disconnected from yourself or others, or just stuck in life. Navigating through these thoughts and feelings on your own can be difficult, and I am here to help. I want to help you to learn how to cope with all that life may throw at you. Therapy can be a good way to help ground yourself, challenge negative thoughts, and learn the skills you need to live a life you can feel proud of. I will provide a safe space to heal, explore, learn new skills, and receive support. It is my goal to help you reach your own personal goals.
You may feel overwhelmed, disconnected from yourself or others, or just stuck in life. Navigating through these thoughts and feelings on your own can be difficult, and I am here to help. I want to help you to learn how to cope with all that life may throw at you. Therapy can be a good way to help ground yourself, challenge negative thoughts, and learn the skills you need to live a life you can feel proud of. I will provide a safe space to heal, explore, learn new skills, and receive support. It is my goal to help you reach your own personal goals.
(631) 202-0947 View (631) 202-0947
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Suffolk Family Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bohemia, NY 11716
Sometimes painful life events can damage your ability to have healthy relationships, and a fulfilling life. You don't have to be crippled by anxiety, anger, fear, shame, and intrusive negative thoughts. These symptoms can destroy relationships and isolate you, limiting your ability to feel safe and calm in any environment. Our goal is to help you move past these events, reclaim your life, and feel happy again.
Sometimes painful life events can damage your ability to have healthy relationships, and a fulfilling life. You don't have to be crippled by anxiety, anger, fear, shame, and intrusive negative thoughts. These symptoms can destroy relationships and isolate you, limiting your ability to feel safe and calm in any environment. Our goal is to help you move past these events, reclaim your life, and feel happy again.
(631) 489-8119 View (631) 489-8119
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Pamela Trifaro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CAMS-ll, CHT
Verified Verified
Bohemia, NY 11716  (Online Only)
Life is full of unexpected challenges and choosing to engage in therapy can be the first step toward a new beginning. I am committed to providing a safe, warm, supportive and healing environment. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Certified Anger Management Specialist and a Clinical Hypnotherapist, who has been in the field for 19 years. My experience has provided me with the ability to help those who struggle with addictions, anxiety, anger management, depression, mental health issues, parenting, substance abuse, low self-esteem, stress as well as other issues that impact on the quality of life.
Life is full of unexpected challenges and choosing to engage in therapy can be the first step toward a new beginning. I am committed to providing a safe, warm, supportive and healing environment. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Certified Anger Management Specialist and a Clinical Hypnotherapist, who has been in the field for 19 years. My experience has provided me with the ability to help those who struggle with addictions, anxiety, anger management, depression, mental health issues, parenting, substance abuse, low self-esteem, stress as well as other issues that impact on the quality of life.
(631) 721-4235 View (631) 721-4235
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Kate Ratuszny
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bohemia, NY 11716  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I understand that taking the first step towards personal growth and mental well-being is oftentimes an act of courage. This is why I believe in fostering a therapeutic alliance built on trust, respect, and empathy. I can offer a safe and nonjudgemental space for clients to explore their emotions, gain insights and develop practical skills for positive change.
I understand that taking the first step towards personal growth and mental well-being is oftentimes an act of courage. This is why I believe in fostering a therapeutic alliance built on trust, respect, and empathy. I can offer a safe and nonjudgemental space for clients to explore their emotions, gain insights and develop practical skills for positive change.
(631) 888-6494 View (631) 888-6494
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Elev8ted Perspectives Consultation Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW, MACM, MSSA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bohemia, NY 11716
Elev8te Your Mind..Your Thoughts Will Follow encapsulates our ethos perfectly, much like the process of working out. Just as the theme suggests, we believe that by elevating your mindset, your thoughts will naturally align with positive outcomes, similar to how regular workouts enhance physical well-being. Our approach to therapy mirrors this philosophy, focusing on uplifting your mental and emotional state to foster growth and transformation. Through our services, including dealing with intergenerational trauma and offering both faith-based and secular therapy, we aim to elevate your consciousness and empower you.
Elev8te Your Mind..Your Thoughts Will Follow encapsulates our ethos perfectly, much like the process of working out. Just as the theme suggests, we believe that by elevating your mindset, your thoughts will naturally align with positive outcomes, similar to how regular workouts enhance physical well-being. Our approach to therapy mirrors this philosophy, focusing on uplifting your mental and emotional state to foster growth and transformation. Through our services, including dealing with intergenerational trauma and offering both faith-based and secular therapy, we aim to elevate your consciousness and empower you.
(631) 496-1099 View (631) 496-1099
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Cheryl R Buscaglia, LMHC, PLLC
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC-t
Verified Verified
Bohemia, NY 11716
While everyone’s journey through life is unique, we ultimately all want the same thing…We ALL want to be happy. Unfortunately, happiness doesn't always come easily. Our journey is full of challenges that we have to overcome in order to get back to being happy. We experience sadness and loss. We fall completely in love only to suffer heart break. Some of us go through traumatic events such as combat or a devastating accident. These situations and many more cause us to develop feelings of fear, sadness and frustration which we do our best to manage, but typically do so in an unhealthy and maladapted way.
While everyone’s journey through life is unique, we ultimately all want the same thing…We ALL want to be happy. Unfortunately, happiness doesn't always come easily. Our journey is full of challenges that we have to overcome in order to get back to being happy. We experience sadness and loss. We fall completely in love only to suffer heart break. Some of us go through traumatic events such as combat or a devastating accident. These situations and many more cause us to develop feelings of fear, sadness and frustration which we do our best to manage, but typically do so in an unhealthy and maladapted way.
(631) 562-5185 View (631) 562-5185
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Chelsea Mojallali
MHC LP
Verified Verified
Bohemia, NY 11716
I am a mental health counselor with a specialization in trauma. My perspective on working with clients is through a lens that traumas, both big and small, can create rifts within our selves, our personal relationships, and hinder our potential. I am trained in EMDR through an EMDR international association approved training and IFS through the IFS institute. Both modalities offer evidence based treatment for trauma. If you choose to enter therapeutic work with me you can expect a space where your feelings and experiences are validated while we work together to examine those that are challenging or not currently serving you.
I am a mental health counselor with a specialization in trauma. My perspective on working with clients is through a lens that traumas, both big and small, can create rifts within our selves, our personal relationships, and hinder our potential. I am trained in EMDR through an EMDR international association approved training and IFS through the IFS institute. Both modalities offer evidence based treatment for trauma. If you choose to enter therapeutic work with me you can expect a space where your feelings and experiences are validated while we work together to examine those that are challenging or not currently serving you.
(631) 825-7989 View (631) 825-7989
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Cheryl R Buscaglia
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC-t
Verified Verified
Bohemia, NY 11716
Are you going through a tough time? Are you so full of anxiety that you find it challenging to navigate through the day? Parents, do you have a child that is struggling to focus at school or control their emotions? Are you hesitant to talk to somebody for fear of being judged? Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Starting a journey in therapy can be scary, however it might just be the best decision of your life. Through experience, I've come to learn that there is nothing more comforting than hearing the words “I understand, I’ve been there or I can relate.”
Are you going through a tough time? Are you so full of anxiety that you find it challenging to navigate through the day? Parents, do you have a child that is struggling to focus at school or control their emotions? Are you hesitant to talk to somebody for fear of being judged? Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Starting a journey in therapy can be scary, however it might just be the best decision of your life. Through experience, I've come to learn that there is nothing more comforting than hearing the words “I understand, I’ve been there or I can relate.”
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Julie Wisher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Bohemia, NY 11716
With over 10 years of experience in building positive, healing and compassionate relationships with others in an outpatient psychiatric clinic setting, I am eager to bring my skills into private practice. I am well-versed in different treatment modalities including DBT, CBT, Trauma-informed practice and Solution-Focused therapies.
With over 10 years of experience in building positive, healing and compassionate relationships with others in an outpatient psychiatric clinic setting, I am eager to bring my skills into private practice. I am well-versed in different treatment modalities including DBT, CBT, Trauma-informed practice and Solution-Focused therapies.
(631) 823-7162 View (631) 823-7162
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Frankielynn LoCascio
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bohemia, NY 11716  (Online Only)
Welcome and congratulations on taking the first step in improving your self care. Helping others has been a passion of mine since I can remember. I have been a licensed mental health counselor for 6 years and specialize in working with children, adolescents, and adults in the areas of anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, and major life transitions. I have had experience working in many different settings including outpatient, community and private practice.
Welcome and congratulations on taking the first step in improving your self care. Helping others has been a passion of mine since I can remember. I have been a licensed mental health counselor for 6 years and specialize in working with children, adolescents, and adults in the areas of anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, and major life transitions. I have had experience working in many different settings including outpatient, community and private practice.
(631) 430-4425 View (631) 430-4425
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Live Well Counseling NY
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bohemia, NY 11716
Congratulations on taking the first step toward wellness! My approach to therapy is to create a supportive, empathetic and collaborative relationship that will meet your counseling goals. I believe in tailoring a treatment plan that fits the needs of each client. This is accomplished by incorporating several therapeutic modalities such as CBT, Solution Focused, and psycho-dynamic techniques to facilitate growth and wellness.
Congratulations on taking the first step toward wellness! My approach to therapy is to create a supportive, empathetic and collaborative relationship that will meet your counseling goals. I believe in tailoring a treatment plan that fits the needs of each client. This is accomplished by incorporating several therapeutic modalities such as CBT, Solution Focused, and psycho-dynamic techniques to facilitate growth and wellness.
(631) 933-1257 View (631) 933-1257
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Alexandria Baxter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bohemia, NY 11716
I help individuals with depression reclaim their joy. Many of my clients struggle like you do. Despite being intelligent, independent, and hard-working, life can be hard. When they first come in, many clients feel lost, confused, and unsure if their struggles are real or imagined. They doubt themselves, and resent their inability to change parts of themselves they dislike. They stumble their way through life, questioning every step. They beat themselves up for their failures and inability to succeed as other do. Their symptoms of hopelessness, lack of motivation, and fear of failure gets in the way of the life they want in many ways
I help individuals with depression reclaim their joy. Many of my clients struggle like you do. Despite being intelligent, independent, and hard-working, life can be hard. When they first come in, many clients feel lost, confused, and unsure if their struggles are real or imagined. They doubt themselves, and resent their inability to change parts of themselves they dislike. They stumble their way through life, questioning every step. They beat themselves up for their failures and inability to succeed as other do. Their symptoms of hopelessness, lack of motivation, and fear of failure gets in the way of the life they want in many ways
(631) 212-9635 View (631) 212-9635
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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Marriages/Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW, Life, Coach
Verified Verified
Bohemia, NY 11716
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(631) 430-6253 View (631) 430-6253
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Jaclyn Martinez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bohemia, NY 11716
Isn't it frustrating to always feel like you're on edge, scattered, and forever behind on your seemingly never ending to-do list? You want to feel happy, to enjoy the little things again, to feel in control of your life- but you just cannot seem to get there. Anxiety and depression can keep us feeling stuck, unmotivated and hopeless. It can begin to erode your relationships, career prospects and even your sense of self. I specialize in helping my clients go from feeling likea victim of circumstance with no control- to seeing their inner strength, resilience and feeling confident in their abilities.
Isn't it frustrating to always feel like you're on edge, scattered, and forever behind on your seemingly never ending to-do list? You want to feel happy, to enjoy the little things again, to feel in control of your life- but you just cannot seem to get there. Anxiety and depression can keep us feeling stuck, unmotivated and hopeless. It can begin to erode your relationships, career prospects and even your sense of self. I specialize in helping my clients go from feeling likea victim of circumstance with no control- to seeing their inner strength, resilience and feeling confident in their abilities.
(910) 812-4905 x5 View (910) 812-4905 x5
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Angelyse Abalco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bohemia, NY 11716
My treatment is rooted in the belief that all clients deserve a supportive and non-judgmental therapist, who can assist them to heal during times of difficulty and equip themselves with positive and effective coping skills to face future challenges while expanding one’s window of tolerance. I work from a place of acceptance and patience by using a person-centered integrated approach tailored to each client’s needs and goals. I take pride in providing a collaborative and effective therapeutic alliance and understand that the client is the expert of their own experiences.
My treatment is rooted in the belief that all clients deserve a supportive and non-judgmental therapist, who can assist them to heal during times of difficulty and equip themselves with positive and effective coping skills to face future challenges while expanding one’s window of tolerance. I work from a place of acceptance and patience by using a person-centered integrated approach tailored to each client’s needs and goals. I take pride in providing a collaborative and effective therapeutic alliance and understand that the client is the expert of their own experiences.
(631) 856-2308 View (631) 856-2308
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Myra Weinstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Bohemia, NY 11716
Our sessions are a safe place to unleash your anxiety, stress, or depression. I connect with my clients easily and take an active role in moving you forward in life-changing ways. Talking with an experienced, caring, and non-judgmental listener helps my clients heal, change and make a difference in their lives. Individuals and couples uncover strategies to recognize and change self-defeating thoughts and behaviors that result in negative outcomes in themselves and their relationships.
Our sessions are a safe place to unleash your anxiety, stress, or depression. I connect with my clients easily and take an active role in moving you forward in life-changing ways. Talking with an experienced, caring, and non-judgmental listener helps my clients heal, change and make a difference in their lives. Individuals and couples uncover strategies to recognize and change self-defeating thoughts and behaviors that result in negative outcomes in themselves and their relationships.
(631) 973-4555 View (631) 973-4555
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Feel Alive Therapy LCSW P.C.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bohemia, NY 11716
"Feelings are much like waves, we can't stop them from coming but we can choose which ones to surf." Hi there! My name is Brittany Oelschlager, I am a licensed Social Worker at Feel Alive Therapy LCSW P.C. At Feel Alive Therapy, we believe in capitalizing on our client's strengths in order to empower them to heal and self-improve. We create a safe, welcoming, and comforting environment for our clients to process their feelings and emotions. Our clients focus on learning the necessary coping mechanisms necessary to live a happy, healthy, and balanced life.
"Feelings are much like waves, we can't stop them from coming but we can choose which ones to surf." Hi there! My name is Brittany Oelschlager, I am a licensed Social Worker at Feel Alive Therapy LCSW P.C. At Feel Alive Therapy, we believe in capitalizing on our client's strengths in order to empower them to heal and self-improve. We create a safe, welcoming, and comforting environment for our clients to process their feelings and emotions. Our clients focus on learning the necessary coping mechanisms necessary to live a happy, healthy, and balanced life.
(631) 868-5328 View (631) 868-5328
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Go Forward Psychotherapy, PLLC, Jill Brown, LCSW-R
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Bohemia, NY 11716  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My therapeutic approach is to work with you together as a team. Therapy aims to guide you in self-discovery and determine approaches that can aid in your growth and mental health progress. In our sessions, we can identify where you are hurting and what strategies can improve your quality of life. I have years of experience and additional certifications, and I work with clients from many backgrounds with different needs & concerns, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, aging, chronic pain & illness, and life transitions. I have years of experience working with LGBTQ+ community members.
My therapeutic approach is to work with you together as a team. Therapy aims to guide you in self-discovery and determine approaches that can aid in your growth and mental health progress. In our sessions, we can identify where you are hurting and what strategies can improve your quality of life. I have years of experience and additional certifications, and I work with clients from many backgrounds with different needs & concerns, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, aging, chronic pain & illness, and life transitions. I have years of experience working with LGBTQ+ community members.
(631) 614-6027 View (631) 614-6027
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Feel Alive Therapy LCSW P.C.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bohemia, NY 11716
Taking care of ones mental health is one of the greatest forms of self-care. During these difficult times life can get in the way of accomplishing our goals. When we are not at our best it’s difficult to enjoy life. The majority of my work has been focused on cognitive behavioral (CBT) and strength based therapy with adolescents and adults. I’ve treated individuals struggling with various needs; adjustment disorder, loss, trauma, psychosis, separation/divorce and family conflict.
Taking care of ones mental health is one of the greatest forms of self-care. During these difficult times life can get in the way of accomplishing our goals. When we are not at our best it’s difficult to enjoy life. The majority of my work has been focused on cognitive behavioral (CBT) and strength based therapy with adolescents and adults. I’ve treated individuals struggling with various needs; adjustment disorder, loss, trauma, psychosis, separation/divorce and family conflict.
(631) 250-2874 View (631) 250-2874

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Number of Therapists in 11716

60+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 11716 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
85% Self Esteem
84% Coping Skills
82% Depression
73% Stress
66% Relationship Issues
63% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Aetna
80% Cigna and Evernorth
73% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 11716 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 11716?

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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.