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Kathleen Seitz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Aspinwall, PA 15215
Do you feel like you are going through life’s struggles alone, unsupported and with no direction? Balancing the demands of life, work or school in today's fast paced and changing world can leave us feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, depressed, lonely or even angry. As children we sometimes develop behavioral strategies to face life's challenges or trauma's that as adults, simply no longer fit with how we imagine or intend ourselves to be. Understanding the nature and origin of destructive patterns and their consequences, addressing current challenges and long standing issues, gaining insight and learning the skills necessary for change is what successful therapy is about.
Do you feel like you are going through life’s struggles alone, unsupported and with no direction? Balancing the demands of life, work or school in today's fast paced and changing world can leave us feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, depressed, lonely or even angry. As children we sometimes develop behavioral strategies to face life's challenges or trauma's that as adults, simply no longer fit with how we imagine or intend ourselves to be. Understanding the nature and origin of destructive patterns and their consequences, addressing current challenges and long standing issues, gaining insight and learning the skills necessary for change is what successful therapy is about.
(412) 436-3928 View (412) 436-3928
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Jamie C. Rivers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCP, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Aspinwall, PA 15215
Waitlist for new clients
I help people navigate through complex medical and psychological conditions. Often times a diagnosis of cancer, diabetes, infertility, chronic pain/fatigue leaves us confused, frustrated and powerless. Medical health setbacks can impact our mental health. Conditions that may occur or worsen include: depression, anxiety, substance dependency, interpersonal conflict and relationship issues. This is not always truth. Many find their voice, their personal strength, and their love and compassion of self and others deepen.
I help people navigate through complex medical and psychological conditions. Often times a diagnosis of cancer, diabetes, infertility, chronic pain/fatigue leaves us confused, frustrated and powerless. Medical health setbacks can impact our mental health. Conditions that may occur or worsen include: depression, anxiety, substance dependency, interpersonal conflict and relationship issues. This is not always truth. Many find their voice, their personal strength, and their love and compassion of self and others deepen.
(412) 426-3655 View (412) 426-3655
Melissa Galiotto EMDR Cert.
LPC, NCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aspinwall, PA 15215
I welcome working with anyone interested in the therapy process regardless of their issues or goals. There are many options for coping skills such as from EMDR (emdria certified); Gestalt, Existential, DBT, CBT and Mindfulness. Past/ current clients have worked through generational trauma, disordered eating, sexual assault, family and/ or marital concerns, trauma, depression and anxiety, attention deficit, career and direction of life concerns. It is common to struggle with the first step of reaching out to a provider.. typically people feel relief once they start talking to and then selecting a provider.
I welcome working with anyone interested in the therapy process regardless of their issues or goals. There are many options for coping skills such as from EMDR (emdria certified); Gestalt, Existential, DBT, CBT and Mindfulness. Past/ current clients have worked through generational trauma, disordered eating, sexual assault, family and/ or marital concerns, trauma, depression and anxiety, attention deficit, career and direction of life concerns. It is common to struggle with the first step of reaching out to a provider.. typically people feel relief once they start talking to and then selecting a provider.
(412) 888-0452 View (412) 888-0452
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Anne Houston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
As a licensed clinical therapist, I offer a warm and collaborative space for you to freely explore what most troubles you. You may be dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or changing life circumstances. I am mindful of you as an individual, while also aware of the concurrent forces of family, culture, and social - and how internal and outside pressures can sometimes make change harder. My role is to attend to you with skill, compassion, and without judgment, so that you can more fully be.
As a licensed clinical therapist, I offer a warm and collaborative space for you to freely explore what most troubles you. You may be dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or changing life circumstances. I am mindful of you as an individual, while also aware of the concurrent forces of family, culture, and social - and how internal and outside pressures can sometimes make change harder. My role is to attend to you with skill, compassion, and without judgment, so that you can more fully be.
(412) 899-1709 View (412) 899-1709
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Wayne Hoover
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Do you struggle with recovery from the diseases of drug addiction and alcoholism ? Have you relapsed numerous time and NEED to remain drug and alcohol free. If so than this is an area where I have a great deal of experience and expertise and can help you finally achieve your goals. Let us tackle your disease one step at a time !
Do you struggle with recovery from the diseases of drug addiction and alcoholism ? Have you relapsed numerous time and NEED to remain drug and alcohol free. If so than this is an area where I have a great deal of experience and expertise and can help you finally achieve your goals. Let us tackle your disease one step at a time !
(412) 782-3510 View (412) 782-3510
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Autumn Goodson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15215  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you a Black or African American individual facing the complexities of racial identity, grief, trauma, and PTSD? Do you experience the deep pain, frustration, and isolation that arise from battling systemic racism and cultural challenges? The daily struggles, compounded by personal and collective traumas, can be overwhelming, leaving you anxious and emotionally drained. Yearning for a safe space to unpack burdens, confront fears, and begin healing is natural. Together, we'll delve into your experiences, untangle layers of emotions, and nurture resilience in adversity.
Are you a Black or African American individual facing the complexities of racial identity, grief, trauma, and PTSD? Do you experience the deep pain, frustration, and isolation that arise from battling systemic racism and cultural challenges? The daily struggles, compounded by personal and collective traumas, can be overwhelming, leaving you anxious and emotionally drained. Yearning for a safe space to unpack burdens, confront fears, and begin healing is natural. Together, we'll delve into your experiences, untangle layers of emotions, and nurture resilience in adversity.
(724) 200-8566 View (724) 200-8566
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Jessica Olifson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Aspinwall, PA 15215
Not accepting new clients
Making the decision to reach out for support or guidance isn’t easy. You might be going through a difficult life transition, experiencing relationship problems, feeling depressed or anxious, or struggling to manage life stressors. Therapy can be a great opportunity to explore long-standing problems and to work through current challenges in the safety of a nurturing, non-judgmental environment.
Making the decision to reach out for support or guidance isn’t easy. You might be going through a difficult life transition, experiencing relationship problems, feeling depressed or anxious, or struggling to manage life stressors. Therapy can be a great opportunity to explore long-standing problems and to work through current challenges in the safety of a nurturing, non-judgmental environment.
(412) 453-8710 View (412) 453-8710
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Dr. Melissa K Johnson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with 15 years of experience helping people develop insight, knowledge and self-compassion. I specialize in treating anxiety, trauma, substance use, relationship conflict and grief. I am a national consultant for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders, certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, Dual Recovery and skilled in therapies for those with abuse histories (e.g., STAIR, Seeking Safety).
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with 15 years of experience helping people develop insight, knowledge and self-compassion. I specialize in treating anxiety, trauma, substance use, relationship conflict and grief. I am a national consultant for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders, certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, Dual Recovery and skilled in therapies for those with abuse histories (e.g., STAIR, Seeking Safety).
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Jon Weingarden
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
I am a Pittsburgher and I'm proud to practice psychology in my home community. My goal is to see each client as a person first, and provide individualized healthcare. I see therapy as collaborative, and including both skill-building and self-exploration. In terms of self-exploration, I see the client as the expert in their own life, while a therapist is attuned to noticing themes or patterns that the client would have otherwise missed or avoided.
I am a Pittsburgher and I'm proud to practice psychology in my home community. My goal is to see each client as a person first, and provide individualized healthcare. I see therapy as collaborative, and including both skill-building and self-exploration. In terms of self-exploration, I see the client as the expert in their own life, while a therapist is attuned to noticing themes or patterns that the client would have otherwise missed or avoided.
(412) 207-3477 View (412) 207-3477
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Cornerstone Family Connections
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Effective therapy is built on connection. Our mission is to provide a safe space for individuals, couples, and families to receive the tools needed to build a strong foundation. We will tailor our treatment techniques to accommodate your specific needs. At Cornerstone Family Connections, we are driven by a desire to empower you to face your fears, heal, grow, and achieve a healthy balance.
Effective therapy is built on connection. Our mission is to provide a safe space for individuals, couples, and families to receive the tools needed to build a strong foundation. We will tailor our treatment techniques to accommodate your specific needs. At Cornerstone Family Connections, we are driven by a desire to empower you to face your fears, heal, grow, and achieve a healthy balance.
(412) 533-1517 View (412) 533-1517
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HeART Felt Therapy LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, ATR-BC, LCAT, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Being an adult is hard, especially for women. Having to make difficult decisions about your career, relationships, future, process things about your past, or set boundaries with those around you -- can feel seemingly impossible. Balancing a career, household, and/or a relationship can be taxing, anxiety provoking, draining, and leave you feeling completely depleted. But these aren't impossible things to tackle, and there is hope for a better, more peaceful, balanced you. You are only one step away from beginning a journey to better take care of yourself. And it starts here.
Being an adult is hard, especially for women. Having to make difficult decisions about your career, relationships, future, process things about your past, or set boundaries with those around you -- can feel seemingly impossible. Balancing a career, household, and/or a relationship can be taxing, anxiety provoking, draining, and leave you feeling completely depleted. But these aren't impossible things to tackle, and there is hope for a better, more peaceful, balanced you. You are only one step away from beginning a journey to better take care of yourself. And it starts here.
(412) 214-8828 View (412) 214-8828
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Justin Greenfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Aspinwall, PA 15215
Waitlist for new clients
Psychotherapy can help you to better approach problems with depression, loss, anxiety, trauma, relationships and self-esteem issues with greater understanding and possibility for transformation. I practice in the psychodynamic model of Object Relations that emphasizes the development of empathy, a process of "knowing with" between client and therapist, to discover previously unknown or inaccessible sources of frustration and distress leading to greater self-capacity.
Psychotherapy can help you to better approach problems with depression, loss, anxiety, trauma, relationships and self-esteem issues with greater understanding and possibility for transformation. I practice in the psychodynamic model of Object Relations that emphasizes the development of empathy, a process of "knowing with" between client and therapist, to discover previously unknown or inaccessible sources of frustration and distress leading to greater self-capacity.
(412) 998-8768 View (412) 998-8768
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Rebecca Wells
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aspinwall, PA 15215
Hello! I'm so happy that you're here! I am passionate about helping people struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction and transitional life challenges. If you want a life with less anxiety, worry, stress, or sadness, we'll work together to achieve attainable goals to get you where you want to be. I want to create a safe, inclusive space for you to talk about your unique challenges, and how you envision a life worth living and thriving! I welcome the individuality of each client's life story. My ideal client is committed to exploring their potential for change and growth in a supportive and collaborative environment.
Hello! I'm so happy that you're here! I am passionate about helping people struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction and transitional life challenges. If you want a life with less anxiety, worry, stress, or sadness, we'll work together to achieve attainable goals to get you where you want to be. I want to create a safe, inclusive space for you to talk about your unique challenges, and how you envision a life worth living and thriving! I welcome the individuality of each client's life story. My ideal client is committed to exploring their potential for change and growth in a supportive and collaborative environment.
(412) 561-9419 View (412) 561-9419
Jodi Peppel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CRS
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
I have been exploring the healing arts,psychology,spirituality,the mind-body connection, and personal growth both professionally and personally for the past 30 years. My personal healing journey has supported and guided my heart's desire to be a facilitator in guiding others home to their selves. I maintain a private practice as psychotherapist and Certified Rubenfeld Synergist in Pittsburgh,Pa. My practice is eclectic and dynamic. It allows me to explore the depths of my being while facilitating others to do the same. I am a dedicated therapist, dedicated to my growth and the growth of my clients.
I have been exploring the healing arts,psychology,spirituality,the mind-body connection, and personal growth both professionally and personally for the past 30 years. My personal healing journey has supported and guided my heart's desire to be a facilitator in guiding others home to their selves. I maintain a private practice as psychotherapist and Certified Rubenfeld Synergist in Pittsburgh,Pa. My practice is eclectic and dynamic. It allows me to explore the depths of my being while facilitating others to do the same. I am a dedicated therapist, dedicated to my growth and the growth of my clients.
(412) 543-8004 View (412) 543-8004
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Fox Chapel Consulting And Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Aspinwall, PA 15215
Dr. Victor H.W. is a specialist in Clinical Psychology and can effectively treat many challenging adult and youth presentations. My approach to treatment is influence by the scientific evidence! With children, adolescents, and adults, I draw from evidence-based treatments that have been proven to work; including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Existential Therapy in addition to traditional talk and play therapies. However, psychotherapy is both an art and science and what works best depends on the person and the problem that the individual or family is facing.
Dr. Victor H.W. is a specialist in Clinical Psychology and can effectively treat many challenging adult and youth presentations. My approach to treatment is influence by the scientific evidence! With children, adolescents, and adults, I draw from evidence-based treatments that have been proven to work; including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Existential Therapy in addition to traditional talk and play therapies. However, psychotherapy is both an art and science and what works best depends on the person and the problem that the individual or family is facing.
(878) 203-1830 View (878) 203-1830
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Betsy A DeChant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-S, BCD, FAGPA
Verified Verified
Aspinwall, PA 15215
I have been in full-time practice as a clinical social worker/psychotherapist since 1969, and practiced in both hospital and agency psychiatric settings for over 15 years, in addition to maintaining a private practice. Throughout my career, I have provided numerous national and regional training seminars and workshops for MH professionals on women's issues; the chronically mentally ill; dual-diagnosed populations; and group psychotherapy modalities, and have also published in these areas. I have an eclectic style that encourages a flexible and collaborative working partnership which reflects the needs, goals, and personal context of the individual person.
I have been in full-time practice as a clinical social worker/psychotherapist since 1969, and practiced in both hospital and agency psychiatric settings for over 15 years, in addition to maintaining a private practice. Throughout my career, I have provided numerous national and regional training seminars and workshops for MH professionals on women's issues; the chronically mentally ill; dual-diagnosed populations; and group psychotherapy modalities, and have also published in these areas. I have an eclectic style that encourages a flexible and collaborative working partnership which reflects the needs, goals, and personal context of the individual person.
(724) 907-1668 View (724) 907-1668
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Edward P Darrah
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, NCSC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sharpsburg, PA 15215  (Online Only)
Counseling should be a team effort, a clear balance between clinician and patient, working together to achieve attainable goals while conquering life's challenging obstacles. My eclectic approach allows me to work with diverse populations and within a variety of mental health settings.
Counseling should be a team effort, a clear balance between clinician and patient, working together to achieve attainable goals while conquering life's challenging obstacles. My eclectic approach allows me to work with diverse populations and within a variety of mental health settings.
(215) 515-8770 View (215) 515-8770
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Allyson Sproul
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
With over a decade of experience since 2008, I've served as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. My practice revolves around a person-centered approach, meeting individuals at their current point to facilitate effective goal attainment. Creating a safe environment where clients can openly embrace vulnerability is central to my methodology. Outside of work, I enjoy planning day trips and partaking in family activities, along with dining out with friends. Baking and exploring new recipes to share with loved ones are cherished hobbies of mine.
With over a decade of experience since 2008, I've served as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. My practice revolves around a person-centered approach, meeting individuals at their current point to facilitate effective goal attainment. Creating a safe environment where clients can openly embrace vulnerability is central to my methodology. Outside of work, I enjoy planning day trips and partaking in family activities, along with dining out with friends. Baking and exploring new recipes to share with loved ones are cherished hobbies of mine.
(412) 844-5824 View (412) 844-5824
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Transgender Dysphoria Diagnosis - WPATH Letters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15215  (Online Only)
Your transition ally is waiting at Queer Talk Therapy. Specializing in gender identity, they offer thorough assessments and readiness letters, rooted in an informed consent model, simplifying your path to medical transition. Your $175 investment goes beyond an assessment—it's a comprehensive, WPATH-compliant roadmap, inclusive of letter updates and ongoing support. More than an assessment, it’s an invaluable bridge to your next chapter. Simply visit our WEBSITE to schedule and get started today.
Your transition ally is waiting at Queer Talk Therapy. Specializing in gender identity, they offer thorough assessments and readiness letters, rooted in an informed consent model, simplifying your path to medical transition. Your $175 investment goes beyond an assessment—it's a comprehensive, WPATH-compliant roadmap, inclusive of letter updates and ongoing support. More than an assessment, it’s an invaluable bridge to your next chapter. Simply visit our WEBSITE to schedule and get started today.
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Betsy A. DeChant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, LCSW, BCD, FAGPA
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
I have been in full-time practice as a clinical social worker/psychotherapist since 1969, and practiced in both hospital and agency psychiatric settings as a clinician, as well as a supervisor and administrator for over 15 years, in addition to maintaining a private practice. Throughout my career, I have provided numerous national and regional training seminars and workshops for MH professionals on women's issues; treatments for the chronically mentally ill; and group psychotherapy modalities, and have also published in these areas.I have an eclectic style that encourages a flexible and collaborative therapeutic partnership which reflects the needs, goals, and personal context of the individual person. Every person needs the safety net of an affirming and compassionate relationship to explore the changes needed to bring more balance to ones life-- whether learning to integrate a synergy of mind, body, and spirit, or exploring change in the patterns of relationships and behaviors that are impeding growth.
I have been in full-time practice as a clinical social worker/psychotherapist since 1969, and practiced in both hospital and agency psychiatric settings as a clinician, as well as a supervisor and administrator for over 15 years, in addition to maintaining a private practice. Throughout my career, I have provided numerous national and regional training seminars and workshops for MH professionals on women's issues; treatments for the chronically mentally ill; and group psychotherapy modalities, and have also published in these areas.I have an eclectic style that encourages a flexible and collaborative therapeutic partnership which reflects the needs, goals, and personal context of the individual person. Every person needs the safety net of an affirming and compassionate relationship to explore the changes needed to bring more balance to ones life-- whether learning to integrate a synergy of mind, body, and spirit, or exploring change in the patterns of relationships and behaviors that are impeding growth.
(724) 907-1668 View (724) 907-1668

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Number of Therapists in 15215

50+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 15215 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
78% Trauma and PTSD
76% Self Esteem
73% Life Transitions
69% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Highmark
84% University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
78% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 15215 see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
17% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 15215?

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.