Photo of Angela Marasco, Mental Health Counselor in 14228, NY
Angela Marasco
Mental Health Counselor, MSEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buffalo, NY 14228
Are you having difficulty managing symptoms that are affecting different aspects of your life? Are you having difficulty coping with some aspect of living with cancer, your cancer treatment or life following cancer treatment? Are you taking care of a loved one or friend that is diagnosed with cancer? If you are, Surviving Together Mental Health Counseling may be the best fit for you. Together we will navigate the experience as patient or caregiver from diagnosis to survivorship. Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.
Are you having difficulty managing symptoms that are affecting different aspects of your life? Are you having difficulty coping with some aspect of living with cancer, your cancer treatment or life following cancer treatment? Are you taking care of a loved one or friend that is diagnosed with cancer? If you are, Surviving Together Mental Health Counseling may be the best fit for you. Together we will navigate the experience as patient or caregiver from diagnosis to survivorship. Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.
(716) 217-6919 View (716) 217-6919
Photo of Meghan Lynch, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 14228, NY
Meghan Lynch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buffalo, NY 14228
Meg believes wholeheartedly that therapy is not just a profession but a profound tool for people to grow, develop, and heal. Meg’s knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) allows her to work collaboratively with clients to identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors that may be hindering their personal growth. Additionally, her understanding of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) equips her to assist clients in regulating their emotions, enhancing interpersonal skills, and achieving emotional balance.
Meg believes wholeheartedly that therapy is not just a profession but a profound tool for people to grow, develop, and heal. Meg’s knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) allows her to work collaboratively with clients to identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors that may be hindering their personal growth. Additionally, her understanding of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) equips her to assist clients in regulating their emotions, enhancing interpersonal skills, and achieving emotional balance.
(716) 351-5973 x118 View (716) 351-5973 x118
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Sol Health
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC, MFT, SW
Verified Verified
Buffalo, NY 14228  (Online Only)
Are you a college student, recent graduate, or prospective student struggling with anxiety or depression? At Sol Health, we understand how difficult it is to find a trustworthy therapist on a budget, which is why we offer therapy at $30 per session. We are a diverse team of qualified therapists-in-training and expert licensed clinical supervisors that are on a mission to make therapy more accessible in higher education.
Are you a college student, recent graduate, or prospective student struggling with anxiety or depression? At Sol Health, we understand how difficult it is to find a trustworthy therapist on a budget, which is why we offer therapy at $30 per session. We are a diverse team of qualified therapists-in-training and expert licensed clinical supervisors that are on a mission to make therapy more accessible in higher education.
(347) 752-5861 View (347) 752-5861
Photo of Jessica Juergens, Counselor in 14228, NY
Jessica Juergens
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Buffalo, NY 14228
Mental health issues do not define who you are. It is something any of us can experience at any point in our lives. Maybe you're feeling depressed or anxious and cannot seem to pinpoint why. Or you might feel like the daily stress of life is becoming too much to tackle on your own. Perhaps you are even here in hopes to help someone else in your life. Counseling creates a safe place to discuss any and all mental health issues whether big or small. Talking to someone can help you gain the necessary tools to take back control over your emotions and change your behaviors in a more positive direction.
Mental health issues do not define who you are. It is something any of us can experience at any point in our lives. Maybe you're feeling depressed or anxious and cannot seem to pinpoint why. Or you might feel like the daily stress of life is becoming too much to tackle on your own. Perhaps you are even here in hopes to help someone else in your life. Counseling creates a safe place to discuss any and all mental health issues whether big or small. Talking to someone can help you gain the necessary tools to take back control over your emotions and change your behaviors in a more positive direction.
(716) 396-6292 View (716) 396-6292
Photo of Daryl Krakowiak, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 14228, NY
Daryl Krakowiak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCMC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Amherst, NY 14228
I believe each individual is unique and has the strength to create positive change through life's challenges, whether you are in a crisis, stressed, seeking better self understanding, or suffer from mental illness. I work with relationship problems, depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, sexuality, and life transitions. I will empower you in achieving your personal goals by exploring certain aspects of your life in our non judgmental and supportive therapeutic relationship.
I believe each individual is unique and has the strength to create positive change through life's challenges, whether you are in a crisis, stressed, seeking better self understanding, or suffer from mental illness. I work with relationship problems, depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, sexuality, and life transitions. I will empower you in achieving your personal goals by exploring certain aspects of your life in our non judgmental and supportive therapeutic relationship.
(716) 462-5318 x107 View (716) 462-5318 x107
Photo of Tara L. Taddio, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 14228, NY
Tara L. Taddio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buffalo, NY 14228
Mental health is just as important as physical health from a young person's life stage development to an adult's continuous growth. My focus is to assist you in developing coping skills, decreasing symptoms, improving your relationships, and guiding you to where you want to be as make your overall mental health and wellness a priority. Your treatment will be specific to you and your individual needs. I have over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families experiencing various challenges such as anxiety, depression, behavioral, stress and trauma-related issues.
Mental health is just as important as physical health from a young person's life stage development to an adult's continuous growth. My focus is to assist you in developing coping skills, decreasing symptoms, improving your relationships, and guiding you to where you want to be as make your overall mental health and wellness a priority. Your treatment will be specific to you and your individual needs. I have over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families experiencing various challenges such as anxiety, depression, behavioral, stress and trauma-related issues.
(716) 869-6854 View (716) 869-6854
Photo of Andon Ticco, Counselor in 14228, NY
Andon Ticco
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Buffalo, NY 14228
When we're at our best we can take on new challenges with enthusiasm rather than fear. Bruce Lee said, "You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip or it can crash. Be like water my friend." Counseling is one way you can improve you're ability to face challenges or "be like water..." Together we can enhance your strengths to allow you to experience the changes you want to see in your life. Now providing telehealth only HIPAA-compliant video appointments.
When we're at our best we can take on new challenges with enthusiasm rather than fear. Bruce Lee said, "You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip or it can crash. Be like water my friend." Counseling is one way you can improve you're ability to face challenges or "be like water..." Together we can enhance your strengths to allow you to experience the changes you want to see in your life. Now providing telehealth only HIPAA-compliant video appointments.
(716) 221-6257 View (716) 221-6257
Photo of Betsy Farkas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 14228, NY
Betsy Farkas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buffalo, NY 14228
Changes in personal and professional relationships, as well as life events, can affect your emotional and physical health. Seeking therapy can be a step in the right direction. For many people, talking with a therapist, who is unbiased, can help them see their problems, triggers and responses to situations and then discover ways to take action! Having worked with people challenged by chronic illness, relationship conflicts, parenting issues and aging problems for over thirty years, I can offer you a safe space to work towards your personal goals.
Changes in personal and professional relationships, as well as life events, can affect your emotional and physical health. Seeking therapy can be a step in the right direction. For many people, talking with a therapist, who is unbiased, can help them see their problems, triggers and responses to situations and then discover ways to take action! Having worked with people challenged by chronic illness, relationship conflicts, parenting issues and aging problems for over thirty years, I can offer you a safe space to work towards your personal goals.
(716) 588-1731 View (716) 588-1731
Photo of Margot Hoffman, Licensed Master Social Worker in 14228, NY
Margot Hoffman
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Buffalo, NY 14228
When life gets heavy it can feel like we're stuck in a forest, struggling to find warmth and navigate ourselves toward a safe path. This can make it difficult to show up in our lives the way we’d like to, we’re desperately trying to move forward, but past experiences and future worries trip us time and time again. Trauma, depression, anxiety, and grief can make it easy to stay stuck in this forest. What can be difficult, though, is reaching out for a hand to hold along the way as we make new turns that lead us back to ourselves.
When life gets heavy it can feel like we're stuck in a forest, struggling to find warmth and navigate ourselves toward a safe path. This can make it difficult to show up in our lives the way we’d like to, we’re desperately trying to move forward, but past experiences and future worries trip us time and time again. Trauma, depression, anxiety, and grief can make it easy to stay stuck in this forest. What can be difficult, though, is reaching out for a hand to hold along the way as we make new turns that lead us back to ourselves.
(716) 526-8419 View (716) 526-8419
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Jennifer Halper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Amherst, NY 14228  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My goal for therapy is to work towards helping my clients find the strength and resilience needed to get through what life brings to the table. I use multiple therapeutic approaches with each client and tailor therapy to each individual's needs. I take great pride in building a strong therapeutic relationship with the clients I see, as I believe that is the foundation of therapy. It can seem like a challenge to find a good therapist, but it is absolutely worth it to push forward until you find the best fit for you.
My goal for therapy is to work towards helping my clients find the strength and resilience needed to get through what life brings to the table. I use multiple therapeutic approaches with each client and tailor therapy to each individual's needs. I take great pride in building a strong therapeutic relationship with the clients I see, as I believe that is the foundation of therapy. It can seem like a challenge to find a good therapist, but it is absolutely worth it to push forward until you find the best fit for you.
(917) 909-8027 View (917) 909-8027
Abby Heineman
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Buffalo, NY 14228
Waitlist for new clients
No one would suspect that you’re struggling. From the outside you’ve got it all together. On the inside it's a different story. You're stressed, exhausted, frustrated and spread too thin. You don't feel like 'you.' Maybe you feel drained and alone and you daydream about having a chance to just breathe.
No one would suspect that you’re struggling. From the outside you’ve got it all together. On the inside it's a different story. You're stressed, exhausted, frustrated and spread too thin. You don't feel like 'you.' Maybe you feel drained and alone and you daydream about having a chance to just breathe.
(716) 265-4798 View (716) 265-4798
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Justin Walck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Amherst, NY 14228
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, stressed? Therapy can be a useful tool to help you gain awareness, understand emotions, learn new skills, and grow towards your individualized goals. I believe in utilizing a person-centered approach that emphasizes your inherent abilities and strengths to guide you through the process. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Solution focused techniques to help you achieve your desired outcome. Over the last 10 years, I have served clients in a variety of practice settings.
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, stressed? Therapy can be a useful tool to help you gain awareness, understand emotions, learn new skills, and grow towards your individualized goals. I believe in utilizing a person-centered approach that emphasizes your inherent abilities and strengths to guide you through the process. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Solution focused techniques to help you achieve your desired outcome. Over the last 10 years, I have served clients in a variety of practice settings.
(716) 333-5608 View (716) 333-5608
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Amy Pfeffer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Buffalo, NY 14228
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who received a MSW from Daemen College with a concentration in child and family treatment. I work with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. I have vast experience working with children and teenagers who have experienced trauma in their lives. I am also a certified autism provider and have exceptional clinical skills working with children on the autism spectrum. I help to empower my clients to resolve issues, achieve growth, and respond to challenges in a healthy way. I use a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who received a MSW from Daemen College with a concentration in child and family treatment. I work with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. I have vast experience working with children and teenagers who have experienced trauma in their lives. I am also a certified autism provider and have exceptional clinical skills working with children on the autism spectrum. I help to empower my clients to resolve issues, achieve growth, and respond to challenges in a healthy way. I use a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(716) 707-1836 View (716) 707-1836
Photo of Sherita D Anderson-Bailey, Marriage & Family Therapist in 14228, NY
Sherita D Anderson-Bailey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buffalo, NY 14228
Rita is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who serves the community as a licensed ordained Reverend. Rita graduated with her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Medaille College and is currently earning a Doctoral degree in Medical Family Therapy. Her experience with helping families and marriages to thrive extend over a 10 year period in the Western New York region. Rita specializes in couple, individual and child therapy directly targeting areas of Christian counseling, grief and loss, premarital counseling, conflict reduction, communication skills, self-esteem and a variety of related issues plaguing families.
Rita is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who serves the community as a licensed ordained Reverend. Rita graduated with her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Medaille College and is currently earning a Doctoral degree in Medical Family Therapy. Her experience with helping families and marriages to thrive extend over a 10 year period in the Western New York region. Rita specializes in couple, individual and child therapy directly targeting areas of Christian counseling, grief and loss, premarital counseling, conflict reduction, communication skills, self-esteem and a variety of related issues plaguing families.
(716) 271-8168 View (716) 271-8168
Photo of Rachel M Gill, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 14228, NY
Rachel M Gill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Buffalo, NY 14228
The therapeutic relationship is the driving current in the heart of healing in therapy. Finding a therapist that you feel comfortable with and trust, is an essential piece for the foundation of treatment. My practice is based on a personalized, eclectic approach, that is tailored to fit your counseling needs. Throughout life's journey, we are forever learning, growing, and changing. My role is to guide you, help you heal, reach your goals, and flourish in life. You have the strength and the power within you, and now is the time to start by building your foundation for change.
The therapeutic relationship is the driving current in the heart of healing in therapy. Finding a therapist that you feel comfortable with and trust, is an essential piece for the foundation of treatment. My practice is based on a personalized, eclectic approach, that is tailored to fit your counseling needs. Throughout life's journey, we are forever learning, growing, and changing. My role is to guide you, help you heal, reach your goals, and flourish in life. You have the strength and the power within you, and now is the time to start by building your foundation for change.
(716) 296-4276 View (716) 296-4276
Photo of Taylor Lipiarz in 14228, NY
Taylor Lipiarz
MS, MHC-P
Verified Verified
Amherst, NY 14228  (Online Only)
Are your anxious thoughts consuming and defeating? Do you find yourself stuck in a cycle of worry and overthinking? Are you struggling to cope with a transition or change? Searching for the right therapist can be incredibly daunting. If you've found yourself here, you've already taken the first step in making your wellbeing a priority. I specialize in working with individuals who feel their day to day has become unmanageable, specifically those struggling with anxiety, life transitions, and elevated levels of stress. Together we’ll address your concerns and focus on giving you back a sense of control with a newfound empowerment.
Are your anxious thoughts consuming and defeating? Do you find yourself stuck in a cycle of worry and overthinking? Are you struggling to cope with a transition or change? Searching for the right therapist can be incredibly daunting. If you've found yourself here, you've already taken the first step in making your wellbeing a priority. I specialize in working with individuals who feel their day to day has become unmanageable, specifically those struggling with anxiety, life transitions, and elevated levels of stress. Together we’ll address your concerns and focus on giving you back a sense of control with a newfound empowerment.
(716) 477-5410 View (716) 477-5410
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Adam Giancarlo, LCSW-R
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Amherst, NY 14228
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been providing therapy to various client populations in several different settings for over 14 years. I have assisted clients in overcoming many obstacles and issues, including mental health problems like anxiety, depression, and trauma; substance abuse and chemical dependency; domestic violence; as well as relationship problems. I work with individuals and couples. My approach is person-centered/client-directed; strengths-based; outcome-informed, feedback-informed, and trauma-informed; as well as solution-focused. I am continuing professional development through training.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been providing therapy to various client populations in several different settings for over 14 years. I have assisted clients in overcoming many obstacles and issues, including mental health problems like anxiety, depression, and trauma; substance abuse and chemical dependency; domestic violence; as well as relationship problems. I work with individuals and couples. My approach is person-centered/client-directed; strengths-based; outcome-informed, feedback-informed, and trauma-informed; as well as solution-focused. I am continuing professional development through training.
(716) 229-5540 View (716) 229-5540
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Jennifer Szopinski
LMSW
Verified Verified
Amherst, NY 14228
I acknowledge that shifts, losses, and unforeseen challenges can have a profound impact on one's life, sometimes leading to feelings of despair. Recognizing the potential pain and the potential for these experiences to be overwhelming, my aim is to establish a sanctuary of safety, trust, and support for every client, fostering a journey of healing and personal development.
I acknowledge that shifts, losses, and unforeseen challenges can have a profound impact on one's life, sometimes leading to feelings of despair. Recognizing the potential pain and the potential for these experiences to be overwhelming, my aim is to establish a sanctuary of safety, trust, and support for every client, fostering a journey of healing and personal development.
(716) 222-8168 View (716) 222-8168
Photo of Ofer Ziv - Ketamine Assisted Therapy - Buffalo Ny, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 14228, NY
Ofer Ziv - Ketamine Assisted Therapy - Buffalo Ny
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Amherst, NY 14228
Waitlist for new clients
Have you tried making changes in your life, only to find yourself back in the same old patterns? Making a meaningful change is challenging but necessary for moving forward. Your old beliefs will try to keep you safe in what you know. Ketamine is a legal, safe, and effective medicine that helps amplify psychotherapy, and facilitate change. KAP can help clients experience more frequent breakthroughs and sustained improvement in symptoms. Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic that is also known to have psychedelic and neuroplasticity encouraging properties.
Have you tried making changes in your life, only to find yourself back in the same old patterns? Making a meaningful change is challenging but necessary for moving forward. Your old beliefs will try to keep you safe in what you know. Ketamine is a legal, safe, and effective medicine that helps amplify psychotherapy, and facilitate change. KAP can help clients experience more frequent breakthroughs and sustained improvement in symptoms. Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic that is also known to have psychedelic and neuroplasticity encouraging properties.
(716) 324-2742 View (716) 324-2742
Photo of Jennifer Vande Velde, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 14228, NY
Jennifer Vande Velde
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Amherst, NY 14228  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Calling for counseling can be a difficult, even scary decision. Whether this is the first time you have reached out for help or whether you have tried counseling before, you will find a step by step approach that is developed with you to help you reach your goals of feeling better, improving your relationships or getting past some painful experiences in your life. There is truly no need to suffer or not be happy. You deserve to feel more connected to your life, your family, your self.
Calling for counseling can be a difficult, even scary decision. Whether this is the first time you have reached out for help or whether you have tried counseling before, you will find a step by step approach that is developed with you to help you reach your goals of feeling better, improving your relationships or getting past some painful experiences in your life. There is truly no need to suffer or not be happy. You deserve to feel more connected to your life, your family, your self.
(716) 213-7116 View (716) 213-7116

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Number of Therapists in 14228

100+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in 14228 who prioritize treating:

94% Depression
94% Anxiety
81% Self Esteem
79% Coping Skills
77% Relationship Issues
74% Stress
66% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Aetna
64% Independent Health
57% Highmark BCBS of Western New York

How Therapists in 14228 see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
24% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 14228?

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.