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Alexis Connors
MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Monroeville, PA 15146
Do you experience anxiety or depression that impacts your life? It can be scary creating the life you want while facing daily trials and challenges. I will help you develop effective coping mechanisms to manage your emotions, establish healthy relationships in your personal life, and create balance to become your best self.
Do you experience anxiety or depression that impacts your life? It can be scary creating the life you want while facing daily trials and challenges. I will help you develop effective coping mechanisms to manage your emotions, establish healthy relationships in your personal life, and create balance to become your best self.
(412) 838-3570 View (412) 838-3570
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Margaret Christopher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15146
As a licensed clinical social worker with more than 40 years experience of working with families and individuals of all ages, I find that the most effective approach is one that is strengths-based with a strong emphasis on helping clients solve the problems that bring them to me for therapy and also on helping them develop powerful resiliency characteristics that allow for future problem-solving, conflict resolution, goal-attainment, wellness, and life satisfaction. My ideal client is one who likes to learn. Trauma survivors, in particular, do well with this approach.
As a licensed clinical social worker with more than 40 years experience of working with families and individuals of all ages, I find that the most effective approach is one that is strengths-based with a strong emphasis on helping clients solve the problems that bring them to me for therapy and also on helping them develop powerful resiliency characteristics that allow for future problem-solving, conflict resolution, goal-attainment, wellness, and life satisfaction. My ideal client is one who likes to learn. Trauma survivors, in particular, do well with this approach.
(724) 227-0660 View (724) 227-0660
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Tomasina Boyd
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCLS
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15146
Not accepting new clients
There are times when we feel like we can use extra support in life. Children may feel vulnerable and need their caring adult to help them find this support. For adults, that can come in the form of reaching out to a friend. We don’t always seek support because we feel shame, are too nervous, or are worried about what others might think. Talking to someone outside of your circle, in a non-judgmental environment, can often relieve some of that stress.
There are times when we feel like we can use extra support in life. Children may feel vulnerable and need their caring adult to help them find this support. For adults, that can come in the form of reaching out to a friend. We don’t always seek support because we feel shame, are too nervous, or are worried about what others might think. Talking to someone outside of your circle, in a non-judgmental environment, can often relieve some of that stress.
(412) 413-9546 View (412) 413-9546
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Amanda Anderson: Anxiety And Brain-Spotting
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monroeville, PA 15146  (Online Only)
Welcome! Many of the clients I work with tell me they feel stuck, often feeling their emotions to the point where they cannot focus on anything else. They've tried "not worrying about it" or "getting over it" but find themselves continuing to repeat the same cycles over and over without relief. All they want is not be controlled by their emotions and thoughts and be able to live their lives.
Welcome! Many of the clients I work with tell me they feel stuck, often feeling their emotions to the point where they cannot focus on anything else. They've tried "not worrying about it" or "getting over it" but find themselves continuing to repeat the same cycles over and over without relief. All they want is not be controlled by their emotions and thoughts and be able to live their lives.
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Danielle Washington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15146  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm glad you are making the decision to prioritize your needs. With the pressures of the world and our own self-criticism, it can feel impossible to uncover our own self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth. These emotions and feelings can show up in our lives in many different ways. Not wanting to get out bed. Placing limits on yourself due to a fear of failing. The expectations you place on yourself and are given to you by others can feel suffocating.
Welcome! I'm glad you are making the decision to prioritize your needs. With the pressures of the world and our own self-criticism, it can feel impossible to uncover our own self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth. These emotions and feelings can show up in our lives in many different ways. Not wanting to get out bed. Placing limits on yourself due to a fear of failing. The expectations you place on yourself and are given to you by others can feel suffocating.
(412) 453-3373 View (412) 453-3373
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Alecia V. Denillo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCP, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Monroeville, PA 15146
Are you feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders? Are you overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, depression, substance use, and/or weight? Is this your first time considering counseling? You have already made a courageous step towards healing and change. I provide a calm and compassionate space where you can know yourself on a deeper level. With this new awareness, you will be empowered to look at different ways to manage life's challenges. I will join you on the journey towards a more fulfilling life of choice and empowerment. I utilize techniques from a variety of clinical perspectives and tailor my approach to each individual
Are you feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders? Are you overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, depression, substance use, and/or weight? Is this your first time considering counseling? You have already made a courageous step towards healing and change. I provide a calm and compassionate space where you can know yourself on a deeper level. With this new awareness, you will be empowered to look at different ways to manage life's challenges. I will join you on the journey towards a more fulfilling life of choice and empowerment. I utilize techniques from a variety of clinical perspectives and tailor my approach to each individual
(724) 717-2449 View (724) 717-2449
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Allison J Spinneweber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Monroeville, PA 15146
My goal is to encourage a more peaceful personal, work, and home environment. When meeting with me, you will receive support that is friendly, knowledgeable, respectful, and down to earth. I utilize time efficient methods supported by research for anxiety, depression, and PTSD. I also provide support around grief in the loss of a family member, friend, or issues surrounding pregnancy loss. Treatment for each client and family is highly individualized, based around interests, learning style, and family belief systems.
My goal is to encourage a more peaceful personal, work, and home environment. When meeting with me, you will receive support that is friendly, knowledgeable, respectful, and down to earth. I utilize time efficient methods supported by research for anxiety, depression, and PTSD. I also provide support around grief in the loss of a family member, friend, or issues surrounding pregnancy loss. Treatment for each client and family is highly individualized, based around interests, learning style, and family belief systems.
(412) 515-8357 View (412) 515-8357
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Heidi McKenzie
Psychologist, PsyD, LMFT, CHT
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15146
I'm an experienced, licensed psychologist who helps people get "unstuck" from unhelpful behavior patterns. Whether you're facing a temporary, difficult life situation or struggling with more long-standing problems like depression or anxiety, I can help. My style is direct and active - I don't simply nod my head while you talk. I'll listen closely, we'll work together on the problem and I'll offer you supportive, non-judgmental and practical feedback that will help you to navigate through the issue as quickly and effectively as possible.
I'm an experienced, licensed psychologist who helps people get "unstuck" from unhelpful behavior patterns. Whether you're facing a temporary, difficult life situation or struggling with more long-standing problems like depression or anxiety, I can help. My style is direct and active - I don't simply nod my head while you talk. I'll listen closely, we'll work together on the problem and I'll offer you supportive, non-judgmental and practical feedback that will help you to navigate through the issue as quickly and effectively as possible.
(412) 567-8902 View (412) 567-8902
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Dr. Lauren Manning
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Monroeville, PA 15146  (Online Only)
Has your life become so overwhelming that your mind no longer feels like a comfortable, safe place? Maybe you recognize yourself struggling to work through painful memories or feel trapped by past hurt? Imagine what it would feel like to be able to more fully engage with those you love. As a licensed psychologist, I help people overcome difficult barriers in a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental way. I listen closely to understand your unique context so that we can collaboratively identify a plan to help you feel better as quickly as possible.
Has your life become so overwhelming that your mind no longer feels like a comfortable, safe place? Maybe you recognize yourself struggling to work through painful memories or feel trapped by past hurt? Imagine what it would feel like to be able to more fully engage with those you love. As a licensed psychologist, I help people overcome difficult barriers in a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental way. I listen closely to understand your unique context so that we can collaboratively identify a plan to help you feel better as quickly as possible.
(412) 376-4865 View (412) 376-4865
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Zack Byam
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monroeville, PA 15146  (Online Only)
Are you “stuck”—either on something that’s changed in your life, in the world around us, or just in general? Maybe something just feels strange or unsettling. Change is intimidating, even when we take it one step at a time, and often we can’t see the full picture without stepping away from the lens for a wider view. Sometimes, you just need another perspective - one that's neutral and doesn't "take sides." Your situation, just like you, is unique, and I can help you through it. I’m here to honor your struggle and help you build on the skills you have. I can help you respect or heal past decisions and help you to define new ones.
Are you “stuck”—either on something that’s changed in your life, in the world around us, or just in general? Maybe something just feels strange or unsettling. Change is intimidating, even when we take it one step at a time, and often we can’t see the full picture without stepping away from the lens for a wider view. Sometimes, you just need another perspective - one that's neutral and doesn't "take sides." Your situation, just like you, is unique, and I can help you through it. I’m here to honor your struggle and help you build on the skills you have. I can help you respect or heal past decisions and help you to define new ones.
(724) 964-4202 View (724) 964-4202
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Liz Bittner
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15146
I am a professional mental health counselor certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors. I work side-by-side with my clients to identify realistic and attainable personal goals to produce self-awareness and positive change. I provide a safe and relaxed environment to process life’s complications such as sport performance difficulties, relationship issues, phase of life struggles, anxiety and depression, substance abuse, and more.
I am a professional mental health counselor certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors. I work side-by-side with my clients to identify realistic and attainable personal goals to produce self-awareness and positive change. I provide a safe and relaxed environment to process life’s complications such as sport performance difficulties, relationship issues, phase of life struggles, anxiety and depression, substance abuse, and more.
(724) 604-5520 View (724) 604-5520
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Lisa Marie Mumau
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15146
I enjoy working with children, teenagers, young adults, and adults. My extensive experiences include working in public schools and community settings to support children academically, emotionally, and socially. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that has vastly worked with girls to create safe spaces to be heard, grow, develop healthy communication skills, to create tools to manage conflicts, and to be secure in developing a healthy sense of self and identity. Secondly, I have a passion for helping children and adolescents going through changes in their life that could be caused from situations of loss and divorce.
I enjoy working with children, teenagers, young adults, and adults. My extensive experiences include working in public schools and community settings to support children academically, emotionally, and socially. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that has vastly worked with girls to create safe spaces to be heard, grow, develop healthy communication skills, to create tools to manage conflicts, and to be secure in developing a healthy sense of self and identity. Secondly, I have a passion for helping children and adolescents going through changes in their life that could be caused from situations of loss and divorce.
(412) 790-2922 View (412) 790-2922
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Mara Kyzer
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15146
As someone dedicated to fostering a safe and supportive therapeutic space, I want my potential clients to know that beyond my professional qualifications and expertise, I bring a deep sense of empathy, understanding, and genuine care to every interaction. I understand that reaching out for help can sometimes feel daunting or intimidating, but I want to assure potential clients that they are not alone on their journey. Together, we can work collaboratively to explore their concerns, uncover strengths, and develop practical skills and strategies to navigate life's challenges more effectively.
As someone dedicated to fostering a safe and supportive therapeutic space, I want my potential clients to know that beyond my professional qualifications and expertise, I bring a deep sense of empathy, understanding, and genuine care to every interaction. I understand that reaching out for help can sometimes feel daunting or intimidating, but I want to assure potential clients that they are not alone on their journey. Together, we can work collaboratively to explore their concerns, uncover strengths, and develop practical skills and strategies to navigate life's challenges more effectively.
(412) 284-6788 View (412) 284-6788
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Sanant Counseling & Wellness, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monroeville, PA 15146
Sanant Counseling & Wellness, LLC is a Black owned, women-led private mental health practice. The owners have 36 years combined community mental health and support services experience. Sanant Counseling & Wellness LLC is a premier culturally humble, client-focused, evidenced-informed, and data-driven private practice that provides affordable counseling, holistic care and supportive services to remove barriers to accessing health and wellness care.
Sanant Counseling & Wellness, LLC is a Black owned, women-led private mental health practice. The owners have 36 years combined community mental health and support services experience. Sanant Counseling & Wellness LLC is a premier culturally humble, client-focused, evidenced-informed, and data-driven private practice that provides affordable counseling, holistic care and supportive services to remove barriers to accessing health and wellness care.
(412) 214-7120 View (412) 214-7120
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Kathryn Auen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15146
I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients manage stress and anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ related issues, family conflicts, motivation, trauma/abuse, PTSD, self esteem, individual and couples counseling. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I believe every individual has the capacity to improve the quality of their life through self-awareness and self-exploration. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage.
I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients manage stress and anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ related issues, family conflicts, motivation, trauma/abuse, PTSD, self esteem, individual and couples counseling. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I believe every individual has the capacity to improve the quality of their life through self-awareness and self-exploration. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage.
(412) 278-7030 View (412) 278-7030
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Kirsten Long
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15146  (Online Only)
Do you lay awake at night with an overwhelmed mind? I help with easing the mind. I am able to help you through past trauma and current trauma. I am able to help those experience compassion fatigue and burn out from work to home. I am passionate to help with relationship issues and use compassion and empathy. I am passionate about working with CBT to alleviate anxiety and overthinking. Together we can work on you being the best version of you!
Do you lay awake at night with an overwhelmed mind? I help with easing the mind. I am able to help you through past trauma and current trauma. I am able to help those experience compassion fatigue and burn out from work to home. I am passionate to help with relationship issues and use compassion and empathy. I am passionate about working with CBT to alleviate anxiety and overthinking. Together we can work on you being the best version of you!
(484) 209-1683 View (484) 209-1683
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Daniel Marston
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15146
Hello and Welcome!! I am Dr. Daniel Marston, a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania. I have been in clinical practice for over 20 years and have helped many people overcome many different challenges. I specialize in cognitive-behavioral therapy and am board-certified in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). My approach to counseling is a strong combination of caring and research. I strongly believe that counseling needs to be much more than just “friendly talk” and that the only way to do this is to base it solidly on clinical research.
Hello and Welcome!! I am Dr. Daniel Marston, a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania. I have been in clinical practice for over 20 years and have helped many people overcome many different challenges. I specialize in cognitive-behavioral therapy and am board-certified in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). My approach to counseling is a strong combination of caring and research. I strongly believe that counseling needs to be much more than just “friendly talk” and that the only way to do this is to base it solidly on clinical research.
(412) 467-0179 View (412) 467-0179
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The Center for OCD and Anxiety
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monroeville, PA 15146
We provide individual and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults who are struggling with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related issues such as Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder, and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). Our therapists specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for these issues with a focus on Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Inference-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (I-CBT). We have 3 conveniently locations in Monroeville, PA, Upper St. Clair, and Greensburg, PA.
We provide individual and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults who are struggling with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related issues such as Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder, and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). Our therapists specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for these issues with a focus on Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Inference-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (I-CBT). We have 3 conveniently locations in Monroeville, PA, Upper St. Clair, and Greensburg, PA.
(412) 906-4764 View (412) 906-4764
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Támara Hill
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15146
Waitlist for new clients
Thank you for visiting my profile. I am passionate about the work I do with individuals and families within the home, school, and community. My counseling approach is educational and supportive. I aim to help young clients and their families utilize their resources and skills to overcome challenges. My goal in therapy is to educate throughout the process of therapy and offer support to overcome obstacles. I aim to teach long-term coping skills, build insight, motivate self-learning, and encourage independence. Thankfully, there are "tools" available to help us redirect our attention, anxieties, and strengths in appropriate ways.
Thank you for visiting my profile. I am passionate about the work I do with individuals and families within the home, school, and community. My counseling approach is educational and supportive. I aim to help young clients and their families utilize their resources and skills to overcome challenges. My goal in therapy is to educate throughout the process of therapy and offer support to overcome obstacles. I aim to teach long-term coping skills, build insight, motivate self-learning, and encourage independence. Thankfully, there are "tools" available to help us redirect our attention, anxieties, and strengths in appropriate ways.
(724) 320-1265 View (724) 320-1265
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Oscar Aguilera
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monroeville, PA 15146
Overcoming challenges while learning about yourself and your own resilience through therapy can be some of the most healing work. I understand the value of looking at challenges through the lens of trauma and how that affects all aspects of life. I have a passion for working with adolescents and athletes, as well as couples and parents. I am originally from Nicaragua and am able to conduct full sessions in Spanish, if needed.
Overcoming challenges while learning about yourself and your own resilience through therapy can be some of the most healing work. I understand the value of looking at challenges through the lens of trauma and how that affects all aspects of life. I have a passion for working with adolescents and athletes, as well as couples and parents. I am originally from Nicaragua and am able to conduct full sessions in Spanish, if needed.
(724) 269-2642 View (724) 269-2642
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 15146

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 15146 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
91% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
80% Coping Skills
76% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
72% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Highmark
82% University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
77% Aetna

How Therapists in 15146 see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 15146?

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.