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Erin Gorman
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Waitlist for new clients
The decision to begin therapy can be challenging and can follow attempts to manage difficult life circumstances independently. I believe that healing begins when there is a safe, non judgmental space to grow a therapeutic relationship. I spent the early part of my career working extensively with adolescents and families which allowed me the opportunity to help them work through their trauma as they struggled with grief and loss, anxiety, self-injury, depression and PTSD. Additionally, I spent almost 7 years in an outpatient clinic as an Administrator, also providing clinical counseling to children, adults and families.
The decision to begin therapy can be challenging and can follow attempts to manage difficult life circumstances independently. I believe that healing begins when there is a safe, non judgmental space to grow a therapeutic relationship. I spent the early part of my career working extensively with adolescents and families which allowed me the opportunity to help them work through their trauma as they struggled with grief and loss, anxiety, self-injury, depression and PTSD. Additionally, I spent almost 7 years in an outpatient clinic as an Administrator, also providing clinical counseling to children, adults and families.
(518) 351-6667 View (518) 351-6667
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Heather L. Lofink
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Do you feel depressed, overwhelmed, anxious, or unsure of which direction to take your relationships, your job, or your life? Are these feelings holding you back from living the life you truly want? I love joining with my clients to explore these barriers and working to overcome them to create peace, health and happiness. Through skill building and meaningful conversation, you can move forward. In my practice, counseling can include humor; both laughter and tears are important parts of healing and growing. While I certainly respect that serious matters are discussed in therapy, we can usually find ways to enjoy our progress.
Do you feel depressed, overwhelmed, anxious, or unsure of which direction to take your relationships, your job, or your life? Are these feelings holding you back from living the life you truly want? I love joining with my clients to explore these barriers and working to overcome them to create peace, health and happiness. Through skill building and meaningful conversation, you can move forward. In my practice, counseling can include humor; both laughter and tears are important parts of healing and growing. While I certainly respect that serious matters are discussed in therapy, we can usually find ways to enjoy our progress.
(518) 363-6469 View (518) 363-6469
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Ellie Porte Parker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Malta, NY 12020  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I focus on helping you to use your inner resources to develop ways to respond to the world that benefit your life and relationships. Through therapy, develop the tools and strategies that will allow you to deal with real, pragmatic problems in ways that enhance your happiness, well being and relational life. I also will work with you to practice techniques to enhance peace of mind and gain a sense of calm. Gain perspective on your life experiences and understand their context. I also have experience and interest in international adoption issues, blended families and parenting.
I focus on helping you to use your inner resources to develop ways to respond to the world that benefit your life and relationships. Through therapy, develop the tools and strategies that will allow you to deal with real, pragmatic problems in ways that enhance your happiness, well being and relational life. I also will work with you to practice techniques to enhance peace of mind and gain a sense of calm. Gain perspective on your life experiences and understand their context. I also have experience and interest in international adoption issues, blended families and parenting.
(518) 309-8776 View (518) 309-8776
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Kate Miechkowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Clients would describe me as friendly, to-the-point, and practical. I'm genuinely curious about how you got where you are and, more importantly, where you want to go. Whether it's problems in your marriage, questioning your career, grieving a death, or wrestling with addiction, I want to hear about it. I've been around the block and found that building trust and a strong relationship matter more than specific clinical models and coping skills. While I enjoy working with a wide variety of people, I've found that I work very well with men.
Clients would describe me as friendly, to-the-point, and practical. I'm genuinely curious about how you got where you are and, more importantly, where you want to go. Whether it's problems in your marriage, questioning your career, grieving a death, or wrestling with addiction, I want to hear about it. I've been around the block and found that building trust and a strong relationship matter more than specific clinical models and coping skills. While I enjoy working with a wide variety of people, I've found that I work very well with men.
(518) 415-6980 View (518) 415-6980
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Jill Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-NY, LICSWNH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Malta, NY 12020  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, have a history of trauma, or are adjusting to life changes and stressors. If you are ready to do something different because what you have been doing isn't working anymore, I may have something new to offer you. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is an important aspect of mental health treatment, and I will work to develop a positive rapport with you. I encourage open communication about how our work together is going for you. I want to ensure you are getting the most out of our sessions together.
I enjoy working with adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, have a history of trauma, or are adjusting to life changes and stressors. If you are ready to do something different because what you have been doing isn't working anymore, I may have something new to offer you. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is an important aspect of mental health treatment, and I will work to develop a positive rapport with you. I encourage open communication about how our work together is going for you. I want to ensure you are getting the most out of our sessions together.
(518) 855-7954 View (518) 855-7954
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Patricia A Huber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Ballston Spa, NY 12020  (Online Only)
Since earning my degree from the State University of New York at Albany in 1999, I have consistently applied a dynamic blend of expertise to my roles in psychotherapy, program implementation, and clinical supervision. My approach is driven by a passion for integrating cutting-edge technology and a strength-based perspective to transform the therapeutic process. Utilizing CBT techniques, I help clients cultivate healthier, more constructive thought patterns. Central to my practice is a commitment to a strong, collaborative partnership with each client, dedicated to guiding them along their unique journey of recovery and growth.
Since earning my degree from the State University of New York at Albany in 1999, I have consistently applied a dynamic blend of expertise to my roles in psychotherapy, program implementation, and clinical supervision. My approach is driven by a passion for integrating cutting-edge technology and a strength-based perspective to transform the therapeutic process. Utilizing CBT techniques, I help clients cultivate healthier, more constructive thought patterns. Central to my practice is a commitment to a strong, collaborative partnership with each client, dedicated to guiding them along their unique journey of recovery and growth.
(518) 245-3257 View (518) 245-3257
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Holly E. Luciano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Malta, NY 12020  (Online Only)
My concentration is to help you become your best self through accessing helpful coping skills for primary stressors, or diagnoses that have created life challenges. Please call for new patient appointment availability.
My concentration is to help you become your best self through accessing helpful coping skills for primary stressors, or diagnoses that have created life challenges. Please call for new patient appointment availability.
(518) 765-7386 View (518) 765-7386
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Kelly M Tobin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Receiving a proper diagnosis through testing can help a person receive the support they need to live more fully. Treatment may focus on therapy, medication, or specialized programs to assist students with learning disabilities. Psychological assessments do not tell a person that something is wrong with them. Rather, they bring struggles to light and highlight strengths so that the person can get help and use their strengths to their advantage. Understanding your strengths allows you to hone in on them. This might mean finding outside-of-the-box ways to go about things so that they work best for you.
Receiving a proper diagnosis through testing can help a person receive the support they need to live more fully. Treatment may focus on therapy, medication, or specialized programs to assist students with learning disabilities. Psychological assessments do not tell a person that something is wrong with them. Rather, they bring struggles to light and highlight strengths so that the person can get help and use their strengths to their advantage. Understanding your strengths allows you to hone in on them. This might mean finding outside-of-the-box ways to go about things so that they work best for you.
(518) 707-1647 View (518) 707-1647
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Sarah R. Cottone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Malta, NY 12020  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Sarah. Are you struggling to manage anxiety or overwhelm? Do you notice an impact on how difficult it feels to get through a week, or even a day? I help folks tackle anxiety in the many ways it manifests and the situations in which it may arise. I specialize in helping folks who are having trouble managing social anxiety, low self-esteem, perfectionism, or anxiety across situations. I also specialize in adjusting to life changes and transitions, challenging relationships or communication issues, and navigating a new identity or sense of self. I also understand that these challenges often intersect with one another too.
Hi there, I'm Sarah. Are you struggling to manage anxiety or overwhelm? Do you notice an impact on how difficult it feels to get through a week, or even a day? I help folks tackle anxiety in the many ways it manifests and the situations in which it may arise. I specialize in helping folks who are having trouble managing social anxiety, low self-esteem, perfectionism, or anxiety across situations. I also specialize in adjusting to life changes and transitions, challenging relationships or communication issues, and navigating a new identity or sense of self. I also understand that these challenges often intersect with one another too.
(518) 400-5787 View (518) 400-5787
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Jennifer Trudeau-Brown
Counselor, LMHC, ATR
Verified Verified
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Registered Art Therapist (ATR) who loves to help others connect with their authentic self. I have worked with clients of all ages with various concerns related to anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma and PTSD in both a psychiatric hospital setting and private practice. I believe that with positive support, a change in mindset, and creativity true transformation can happen. Just like the Lotus we too have the ability to rise from the mud, bloom out of the darkness, and radiate into the world. - Author Unknown.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Registered Art Therapist (ATR) who loves to help others connect with their authentic self. I have worked with clients of all ages with various concerns related to anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma and PTSD in both a psychiatric hospital setting and private practice. I believe that with positive support, a change in mindset, and creativity true transformation can happen. Just like the Lotus we too have the ability to rise from the mud, bloom out of the darkness, and radiate into the world. - Author Unknown.
(518) 412-7656 View (518) 412-7656
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Tressa Frese
Counselor, MSEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
Ballston Spa, NY 12020  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm a NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor practicing psychotherapy at Clearwater Counseling Associates. It is my mission to provide individuals with empathy, care, and compassion to assist in overcoming life's obstacles . I use a variety of theoretical approaches based on the needs of my client. I have experience working with a variety of diagnoses (anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, schizophrenia, etc.) and populations (adolescents and adults). I also have experience assisting clients with addictions primarily substance abuse in developing relapse prevention plans in order to maintain abstinence.
Hello! I'm a NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor practicing psychotherapy at Clearwater Counseling Associates. It is my mission to provide individuals with empathy, care, and compassion to assist in overcoming life's obstacles . I use a variety of theoretical approaches based on the needs of my client. I have experience working with a variety of diagnoses (anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, schizophrenia, etc.) and populations (adolescents and adults). I also have experience assisting clients with addictions primarily substance abuse in developing relapse prevention plans in order to maintain abstinence.
(518) 333-9839 x102 View (518) 333-9839 x102
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Molly Brockway
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Hi there! I am a NYS Licensed Master of Social Work practicing psychotherapy at Clearwater Counseling Associates. I utilize a variety of theoretical approaches based on the wants and needs of my client. I strive to understand who you are, who you want to be and develop an individualized treatment plan to help you reduce stress, symptoms and meet your fullest potential.
Hi there! I am a NYS Licensed Master of Social Work practicing psychotherapy at Clearwater Counseling Associates. I utilize a variety of theoretical approaches based on the wants and needs of my client. I strive to understand who you are, who you want to be and develop an individualized treatment plan to help you reduce stress, symptoms and meet your fullest potential.
(518) 896-8485 View (518) 896-8485
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Carrie J Baeza
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Malta, NY 12020  (Online Only)
As life’s stressors being to build coping on your own can become challenging. Without proper support stress related to relationships, job/school issues, family and financial obligations can negatively impact your emotional wellbeing. In therapy, you can learn effective approaches to coping, support processing your emotions, help solving problems and making healthy decisions for yourself and your family. Children and teens struggling with peer, academic, behavioral or self-esteem issues can learn social, emotional and educational skills which can facilitate better success and a more positive self-image.
As life’s stressors being to build coping on your own can become challenging. Without proper support stress related to relationships, job/school issues, family and financial obligations can negatively impact your emotional wellbeing. In therapy, you can learn effective approaches to coping, support processing your emotions, help solving problems and making healthy decisions for yourself and your family. Children and teens struggling with peer, academic, behavioral or self-esteem issues can learn social, emotional and educational skills which can facilitate better success and a more positive self-image.
(518) 989-5088 View (518) 989-5088
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Integro Counseling Services, LLC
LMHC
Not Verified Not Verified
Malta, NY 12020
Our main focus and hope is to help you relieve the stress and suffering you are experiencing that brought you to this search. Most importantly, we will help you find the source of your problem. Together, we will change the direction of your life. We only ask for the opportunity to work with you and support you through your troubles so that you find happiness in your life.
Our main focus and hope is to help you relieve the stress and suffering you are experiencing that brought you to this search. Most importantly, we will help you find the source of your problem. Together, we will change the direction of your life. We only ask for the opportunity to work with you and support you through your troubles so that you find happiness in your life.
(518) 319-1004 View (518) 319-1004
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Rebecca J Rainstrom Infinity Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Malta, NY 12020
Do you find yourself feeling sad, lonely, depressed, anxious and isolated? Do you find yourself asking "how did I get here in my life?" The truth is we all ask ourselves this question in different ways. My goal is too help you find your way back to a life that you enjoy. After major life changes, some we created, and others that we could not control, we are left to pick up the pieces of our lives and put our lives back together again. However, the pieces never quite fit back together in the same way. The picture looks different. The experience feels different.
Do you find yourself feeling sad, lonely, depressed, anxious and isolated? Do you find yourself asking "how did I get here in my life?" The truth is we all ask ourselves this question in different ways. My goal is too help you find your way back to a life that you enjoy. After major life changes, some we created, and others that we could not control, we are left to pick up the pieces of our lives and put our lives back together again. However, the pieces never quite fit back together in the same way. The picture looks different. The experience feels different.
(518) 240-8691 View (518) 240-8691
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Bethany Chandler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Malta, NY 12020
Do you struggle with overthinking, anxiety you can't resolve, or managing the every day stressors of life? Are you exhausted, overwhelmed, frustrated, or having trouble managing your relationships? And speaking of relationships- are you trying to figure out how to be the best parent, spouse, step-parent, etc. you can be, but never feel good enough? Are you a step-parent who cannot seem to keep your peace with your spouse, step-child, bio parent, or others involved? I am here to walk alongside you on your journey towards healing and growth.
Do you struggle with overthinking, anxiety you can't resolve, or managing the every day stressors of life? Are you exhausted, overwhelmed, frustrated, or having trouble managing your relationships? And speaking of relationships- are you trying to figure out how to be the best parent, spouse, step-parent, etc. you can be, but never feel good enough? Are you a step-parent who cannot seem to keep your peace with your spouse, step-child, bio parent, or others involved? I am here to walk alongside you on your journey towards healing and growth.
(518) 735-0974 View (518) 735-0974
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Benjamin McCormack
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Are there times that you notice you or child is having problems with something? Feelings of being overwhelmed? Notice changes in behaviors? You or your child may not be able to explain how they feel or what is going on. It can be hard for both you and your child. I’m a licensed therapist as well as a Registered Play Therapist, Certified Synergetic Play Therapist and EMDR Certified Therapist with experience working with children and families have experience treating ADHD, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I am here to help provide support and education to my clients and their families and process what exactly is going on.
Are there times that you notice you or child is having problems with something? Feelings of being overwhelmed? Notice changes in behaviors? You or your child may not be able to explain how they feel or what is going on. It can be hard for both you and your child. I’m a licensed therapist as well as a Registered Play Therapist, Certified Synergetic Play Therapist and EMDR Certified Therapist with experience working with children and families have experience treating ADHD, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I am here to help provide support and education to my clients and their families and process what exactly is going on.
(518) 594-8147 View (518) 594-8147
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Melissa Chaput
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Malta, NY 12020
Not accepting new clients
After a crisis, loss or trauma each individual has their own unique way of coping. Sadness, guilt, anger, shock and feelings of helplessness are common. The healing process may begin with the passage of time and the support of loved ones, but many people find that professional help is beneficial during this very vulnerable time. I believe that everyone deserves to feel whole and live a life of joy and purpose. I'm committed to providing a holistic approach to mental health care, that honors the unique complexities of each individual and the mind/body connection.
After a crisis, loss or trauma each individual has their own unique way of coping. Sadness, guilt, anger, shock and feelings of helplessness are common. The healing process may begin with the passage of time and the support of loved ones, but many people find that professional help is beneficial during this very vulnerable time. I believe that everyone deserves to feel whole and live a life of joy and purpose. I'm committed to providing a holistic approach to mental health care, that honors the unique complexities of each individual and the mind/body connection.
(518) 400-3102 View (518) 400-3102
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Michelle Burdick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ballston Spa, NY 12020  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Everyone needs help and it's OK to not be OK. I specialize in adults (18+) transitioning into adulthood, new life roles, careers, relationships, family issues, parenting, or other challenges that life throws at us. I provide a caring and safe place to talk through your concerns, challenges and barriers. I have extensive experience treating anxiety, depression, trauma, self esteem issues, relationships, LGBQT, and mood disorders. I always emphasis the importance of self-care and will help you develop personal methods. You don't have to suffer alone. Email me if you would like to meet and discuss your counseling needs and goals :)
Everyone needs help and it's OK to not be OK. I specialize in adults (18+) transitioning into adulthood, new life roles, careers, relationships, family issues, parenting, or other challenges that life throws at us. I provide a caring and safe place to talk through your concerns, challenges and barriers. I have extensive experience treating anxiety, depression, trauma, self esteem issues, relationships, LGBQT, and mood disorders. I always emphasis the importance of self-care and will help you develop personal methods. You don't have to suffer alone. Email me if you would like to meet and discuss your counseling needs and goals :)
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Positively Elite- Sport & Performance
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Hello! I am a Licensed Therapist with a specialty in working with high school and college athletes interested in maintaining peak performance. We work together to understand, manage and train their mental performance so that they can more consistently and confidently achieve at their peak potential in athletics, school and relationships. As a former division 1 athlete, I understand quite well the challenges we face in consistent/confident performance. Now, as a therapist and mental coach, I would like to help your athlete gain control back over their ability to perform. Give me a call or email to discuss the possibilities! - Powell
Hello! I am a Licensed Therapist with a specialty in working with high school and college athletes interested in maintaining peak performance. We work together to understand, manage and train their mental performance so that they can more consistently and confidently achieve at their peak potential in athletics, school and relationships. As a former division 1 athlete, I understand quite well the challenges we face in consistent/confident performance. Now, as a therapist and mental coach, I would like to help your athlete gain control back over their ability to perform. Give me a call or email to discuss the possibilities! - Powell
(518) 975-3422 View (518) 975-3422

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Number of Therapists in 12020

60+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 12020 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
84% Depression
78% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
76% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills
64% Stress

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% CDPHP
60% Aetna
50% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 12020 see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
12% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 12020?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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