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Samantha M Pastrick
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15239  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I focus on helping the client build a loving relationship with his or herself. I practice a holistic, humanistic, and strength based approach to therapy. As a therapist, I believe providing the client with a safe and a non-judgmental atmosphere is of upmost importance. It is only in this environment that the client is then able to be open and honest, as well as to be his or herself without feeling stigmatized. The client is the expert in this therapeutic relationship, and I try to help guide the client in obtaining the goals he or she has set forth.
I focus on helping the client build a loving relationship with his or herself. I practice a holistic, humanistic, and strength based approach to therapy. As a therapist, I believe providing the client with a safe and a non-judgmental atmosphere is of upmost importance. It is only in this environment that the client is then able to be open and honest, as well as to be his or herself without feeling stigmatized. The client is the expert in this therapeutic relationship, and I try to help guide the client in obtaining the goals he or she has set forth.
(412) 459-7272 View (412) 459-7272
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Heidi Whitton
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15239
Therapy is a space where one has the opportunity to explore and get to know themselves through a different lens. The lens that I hope to create is one that is centered on your lived experiences and what you know to be true about your world. From there, we can work to identify and build awareness around what might need to change in order to experience life more authentically. There are many distractions from experiencing full authenticity and I hope to create a space where you can learn more about how you cope now and what you might want to change to get you closer to the version of you that you want.
Therapy is a space where one has the opportunity to explore and get to know themselves through a different lens. The lens that I hope to create is one that is centered on your lived experiences and what you know to be true about your world. From there, we can work to identify and build awareness around what might need to change in order to experience life more authentically. There are many distractions from experiencing full authenticity and I hope to create a space where you can learn more about how you cope now and what you might want to change to get you closer to the version of you that you want.
(412) 419-3782 View (412) 419-3782
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Sara Hoover
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15239  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi there, I'm Sara! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes in providing trauma-informed therapy to adults and teens who reside in Pennsylvania. Most of my clients come to me because they're feeling stuck in the past or feel like they can't "get over" something terrible that happened to them. It seems like no matter what they do, they can't move on. They can see how their trauma is affecting their mood, self-esteem, anxiety, and even their relationships, but feel helpless to change it. If this sounds familiar, I might be able to help!
Hi there, I'm Sara! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes in providing trauma-informed therapy to adults and teens who reside in Pennsylvania. Most of my clients come to me because they're feeling stuck in the past or feel like they can't "get over" something terrible that happened to them. It seems like no matter what they do, they can't move on. They can see how their trauma is affecting their mood, self-esteem, anxiety, and even their relationships, but feel helpless to change it. If this sounds familiar, I might be able to help!
(484) 562-4956 View (484) 562-4956
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Melissa Oliver
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15239
Not accepting new clients
Have you been feeling stressed, anxious or unbalanced? I provide therapy to individuals ages 18 and older. I provide individual and couple's therapy. I am committed to providing a non-judgmental space to services clients. I provide services for individuals dealing with grief, relationship issues, adjustment issues, life changes, divorce and separation, nontraditional relationships, marital therapy, sexual identity, women's sexual health, general anxiety and depression.
Have you been feeling stressed, anxious or unbalanced? I provide therapy to individuals ages 18 and older. I provide individual and couple's therapy. I am committed to providing a non-judgmental space to services clients. I provide services for individuals dealing with grief, relationship issues, adjustment issues, life changes, divorce and separation, nontraditional relationships, marital therapy, sexual identity, women's sexual health, general anxiety and depression.
(412) 253-4568 View (412) 253-4568
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Jodi Lynn Buzzell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15239
Life has its challenges can be overwhelming and stressful. Individuals, families and couples can be effected by these issues . If you are feeling anxious, depressed or suffering from emotional or substance uses issues, experiencing family or relationship conflicts, let my 12 years of experience working with children, adults, families and couples, assist. My approach for families and couples, is exploring patterns in relationship dynamics, providing insight and improving communication . I have worked with adults and children to develop coping skills to manage emotional issues. Therapy is client centered, strength based and the goal is to empower and reach full potential.
Life has its challenges can be overwhelming and stressful. Individuals, families and couples can be effected by these issues . If you are feeling anxious, depressed or suffering from emotional or substance uses issues, experiencing family or relationship conflicts, let my 12 years of experience working with children, adults, families and couples, assist. My approach for families and couples, is exploring patterns in relationship dynamics, providing insight and improving communication . I have worked with adults and children to develop coping skills to manage emotional issues. Therapy is client centered, strength based and the goal is to empower and reach full potential.
(724) 216-6773 View (724) 216-6773
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Emily Fairweather
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15239
Emily is a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience working with children, adolescents and adults. Her approach utilizes your unique strengths and abilities to manage symptoms related to depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, and a range of other diagnoses. Emily’s treatment sessions utilize evidence based practices derived from CBT, DBT, and person-centered approaches in order to help you develop and achieve your goals. Emily is also certified in PCIT and she is looking forward to helping you feel more empowered as a parent and more successful with management of difficult behaviors.
Emily is a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience working with children, adolescents and adults. Her approach utilizes your unique strengths and abilities to manage symptoms related to depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, and a range of other diagnoses. Emily’s treatment sessions utilize evidence based practices derived from CBT, DBT, and person-centered approaches in order to help you develop and achieve your goals. Emily is also certified in PCIT and she is looking forward to helping you feel more empowered as a parent and more successful with management of difficult behaviors.
(412) 991-2909 View (412) 991-2909
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Gina Asti
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15239
Waitlist for new clients
Struggling with out of control feelings in different areas of your life, not being able to feel like your relationships are serving you, or struggling with your identity in various roles? These can all be normal struggles that most of us experience but don't always know how to solve or feel better about. When we engage in these struggles, we can see symptoms of depression, anxiety, increased conflict or anger, decreased mood, or other various disruptions in their lives.
Struggling with out of control feelings in different areas of your life, not being able to feel like your relationships are serving you, or struggling with your identity in various roles? These can all be normal struggles that most of us experience but don't always know how to solve or feel better about. When we engage in these struggles, we can see symptoms of depression, anxiety, increased conflict or anger, decreased mood, or other various disruptions in their lives.
(412) 844-4642 View (412) 844-4642
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Andrea Gionta
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15239  (Online Only)
Now accepting new clients. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, my goal is to work with you to find your best path forward. My passion includes assisting individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, relationship challenges, and other common struggles through challenging and reframing thoughts and developing healthy coping strategies. Appointments available via tele-health.
Now accepting new clients. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, my goal is to work with you to find your best path forward. My passion includes assisting individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, relationship challenges, and other common struggles through challenging and reframing thoughts and developing healthy coping strategies. Appointments available via tele-health.
(412) 753-7763 View (412) 753-7763
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Francisco Leopoldo Leopoldo Betancourt III
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCP, CAADC, CCTP, C-DBT, NCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15239
Perhaps you are going through a lot right now. The situation(s) are complicated and you just want to make some sense of it all. Maybe you know what you need to do, but some support can help. Our work together can be aimed at whatever we think is going to help get you to the next step or phase of wellness. If you want to feel better, you have already taken a great first step.
Perhaps you are going through a lot right now. The situation(s) are complicated and you just want to make some sense of it all. Maybe you know what you need to do, but some support can help. Our work together can be aimed at whatever we think is going to help get you to the next step or phase of wellness. If you want to feel better, you have already taken a great first step.
(412) 998-8603 View (412) 998-8603
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Chad Losinger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15239
It can be overwhelming to try and to deal with the stress of everyday life while carrying the weight of unresolved stress. In time, that stress can cause us our perspectives towards others and how we feel about our lives to change. This is typically when people seek treatment to work through that stuck feeling, to pursue more meaningful lives that aren't weighed down by stress or their experiences. I work to create a calm, accepting atmosphere so that clients can more easily speak their experiences into existence and let go of the stress that keeps them stuck.
It can be overwhelming to try and to deal with the stress of everyday life while carrying the weight of unresolved stress. In time, that stress can cause us our perspectives towards others and how we feel about our lives to change. This is typically when people seek treatment to work through that stuck feeling, to pursue more meaningful lives that aren't weighed down by stress or their experiences. I work to create a calm, accepting atmosphere so that clients can more easily speak their experiences into existence and let go of the stress that keeps them stuck.
(412) 547-8612 View (412) 547-8612
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Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15239
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website at www.ccawpa.com for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website at www.ccawpa.com for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
(724) 907-1210 View (724) 907-1210
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Arriba T. Walker At Grow Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15239  (Online Only)
Are you ready to get out of the valley, step over those mountains, and press through those situations, obstacles, emotions, behaviors or past experiences that have been a barrier to reaching your success, goals and destiny? My name is Arriba Walker and I am the Founder of Trinity Professional Counseling & Development Services, and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. I specialize in providing Trauma-Focused treatment to address symptoms of depression, anxiety, grief, loss, dissociation and other symptoms that result from traumatic experiences.
Are you ready to get out of the valley, step over those mountains, and press through those situations, obstacles, emotions, behaviors or past experiences that have been a barrier to reaching your success, goals and destiny? My name is Arriba Walker and I am the Founder of Trinity Professional Counseling & Development Services, and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. I specialize in providing Trauma-Focused treatment to address symptoms of depression, anxiety, grief, loss, dissociation and other symptoms that result from traumatic experiences.
(412) 775-3701 View (412) 775-3701
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Kayla Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15239
Kayla Thomas is a Licensed Social Worker who is passionate about healing. She has experience working with adults and youth seeking help with PTSD, depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, self-esteem, and LGTBQ+ or other sexuality issues. Kayla takes a holistic, solution-focused approach to her clients' needs. She uses compassion, coaching, and a clinical practice best suited for client goals. In addition, therapeutic techniques such as strength-based, cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness cater unique treatments to each individual. Kayla is spiritually centered and purpose-driven.
Kayla Thomas is a Licensed Social Worker who is passionate about healing. She has experience working with adults and youth seeking help with PTSD, depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, self-esteem, and LGTBQ+ or other sexuality issues. Kayla takes a holistic, solution-focused approach to her clients' needs. She uses compassion, coaching, and a clinical practice best suited for client goals. In addition, therapeutic techniques such as strength-based, cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness cater unique treatments to each individual. Kayla is spiritually centered and purpose-driven.
(215) 515-8250 View (215) 515-8250
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Fortress Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15239
Life is not easy. At Fortress Counseling I provide individual counseling in a supportive, non-judgmental, and confidential environment. I am committed to working with adolescents, adults, and families to assist them during their current life situation. I believe everyone has the power to make positive changes within their life that can enhance their lifestyle, improve their mood, and encourage happiness.
Life is not easy. At Fortress Counseling I provide individual counseling in a supportive, non-judgmental, and confidential environment. I am committed to working with adolescents, adults, and families to assist them during their current life situation. I believe everyone has the power to make positive changes within their life that can enhance their lifestyle, improve their mood, and encourage happiness.
(724) 740-4610 View (724) 740-4610
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15239
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
(412) 838-4560 x1 View (412) 838-4560 x1
Photo of Erin McNally, Licensed Professional Counselor in 15239, PA
Erin McNally
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15239
Hello! I am happy to help guide your through the fog we call life. At some point in our lives, we need an extra hand to get through the struggles and to find our purpose again. Let me assist with this journey. During our time together, I want to help you seek your highest potential with styles of person centered approaches with a touch of Cognitive behavior therapy and trauma focused interventions. These approaches will help guide you to meet your full potential and help you feel more at ease when stressors return. You are in the driver's seat. I am here to guide you towards your destination.
Hello! I am happy to help guide your through the fog we call life. At some point in our lives, we need an extra hand to get through the struggles and to find our purpose again. Let me assist with this journey. During our time together, I want to help you seek your highest potential with styles of person centered approaches with a touch of Cognitive behavior therapy and trauma focused interventions. These approaches will help guide you to meet your full potential and help you feel more at ease when stressors return. You are in the driver's seat. I am here to guide you towards your destination.
(878) 201-6597 View (878) 201-6597
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Jeff Siegrist
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Plum, PA 15239
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in the treatment of adults for issues of anxiety, depression, addiction and trauma. I utilize research-backed approaches that are shown to be highly effective in resolving emotional struggles and which give you immediately usable tools to begin to move past the problem. These approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT,) often thought to be the "gold standard" of treatment approaches, as well as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR,) which is an approach shown to have excellent outcomes for resolving issues of trauma and loss.
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in the treatment of adults for issues of anxiety, depression, addiction and trauma. I utilize research-backed approaches that are shown to be highly effective in resolving emotional struggles and which give you immediately usable tools to begin to move past the problem. These approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT,) often thought to be the "gold standard" of treatment approaches, as well as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR,) which is an approach shown to have excellent outcomes for resolving issues of trauma and loss.
(412) 961-8140 View (412) 961-8140
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Margaret Christopher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15239
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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Chris Wesling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LBS, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15239
"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination." These are wise words from Carl Rogers, one of my biggest influences. My approach with clients comes from years of direct work with children, adolescents, families, and adults. Providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere is what I strive for as we create a therapeutic alliance and work through difficulties that you are facing. We will work together and address your concerns by focusing on your strengths and setting up goals that we will achieve with evidence-based practices.
"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination." These are wise words from Carl Rogers, one of my biggest influences. My approach with clients comes from years of direct work with children, adolescents, families, and adults. Providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere is what I strive for as we create a therapeutic alliance and work through difficulties that you are facing. We will work together and address your concerns by focusing on your strengths and setting up goals that we will achieve with evidence-based practices.
(412) 387-5044 View (412) 387-5044
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Grace Wagner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Plum, PA 15239
Are you stuck in a pattern that disrupts your happiness? Do you feel hurt, alone, or overwhelmed? I provide a safe environment where we can explore obstacles, fears, & struggles. I treat a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, problematic relationships, divorce, stress, family conflict, having loved one with addiction, & weight issues. I’ll work with you to understand unhealthy patterns, focus on strengths, develop coping mechanisms, & encourage perseverance during life’s challenges. Through awareness, growth, & choice you will have an opportunity to become your happiest, healthiest, & most fulfilled self.
Are you stuck in a pattern that disrupts your happiness? Do you feel hurt, alone, or overwhelmed? I provide a safe environment where we can explore obstacles, fears, & struggles. I treat a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, problematic relationships, divorce, stress, family conflict, having loved one with addiction, & weight issues. I’ll work with you to understand unhealthy patterns, focus on strengths, develop coping mechanisms, & encourage perseverance during life’s challenges. Through awareness, growth, & choice you will have an opportunity to become your happiest, healthiest, & most fulfilled self.
(412) 253-4736 View (412) 253-4736

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 15239

50+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 15239 who prioritize treating:

98% Depression
96% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
87% Relationship Issues
87% Coping Skills
77% Trauma and PTSD
73% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Highmark
82% University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
76% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 15239 see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in 15239?

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.