Therapists in 17543

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Allison Childs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lititz, PA 17543
After working as an elementary educator for over 20 years, I chose to become a social worker to help address the increased need for mental health services in children and adolescents. I currently work with clients ages 12-25, and my clients are often dealing with trauma histories, behavioral difficulties, and self-esteem issues. Additionally, I provide a safe and affirming space for clients within the LGBTQ community to explore paths to their truths and desired lives.
After working as an elementary educator for over 20 years, I chose to become a social worker to help address the increased need for mental health services in children and adolescents. I currently work with clients ages 12-25, and my clients are often dealing with trauma histories, behavioral difficulties, and self-esteem issues. Additionally, I provide a safe and affirming space for clients within the LGBTQ community to explore paths to their truths and desired lives.
(717) 883-9215 View (717) 883-9215
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Pamela Noden
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CADC, MT-BC
Verified
Lititz, PA 17543
I work with primarily preteens, adolescents, and adults. My main focus of treatment is working with clients who are struggling with emotional issues, whether they are situational or due to a diagnosed mood and/or personality disorder. Additionally, I specialize in treating clients who have both emotional issues and substance abuse problems. I have worked in the mental health and addictions field for the past 20 years and feel that most substance abuse issues are the symptom of an underlying emotional problem. Music therapy is a modality I offer to clients who may struggle with traditional "talk therapy".
I work with primarily preteens, adolescents, and adults. My main focus of treatment is working with clients who are struggling with emotional issues, whether they are situational or due to a diagnosed mood and/or personality disorder. Additionally, I specialize in treating clients who have both emotional issues and substance abuse problems. I have worked in the mental health and addictions field for the past 20 years and feel that most substance abuse issues are the symptom of an underlying emotional problem. Music therapy is a modality I offer to clients who may struggle with traditional "talk therapy".
(717) 398-3815 View (717) 398-3815
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Debra Reider
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, NL
Verified
Lititz, PA 17543
Thrive - don’t just survive! Help your brain and nervous system reset with sound therapy. When we live with chronic stress and trauma daily. Our nervous system can't rest and repair and gets out of balance, leaving us operating on emotions - anxious and overwhelmed. The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is a powerful therapy designed to reset your nervous system through guided listening to filtered music. When all the parts of our system work together, we can sleep, concentrate, communicate, and navigate our emotions. This brain/body approach has become one of my go-to tools for clients looking to create a better life for themselves.
Thrive - don’t just survive! Help your brain and nervous system reset with sound therapy. When we live with chronic stress and trauma daily. Our nervous system can't rest and repair and gets out of balance, leaving us operating on emotions - anxious and overwhelmed. The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is a powerful therapy designed to reset your nervous system through guided listening to filtered music. When all the parts of our system work together, we can sleep, concentrate, communicate, and navigate our emotions. This brain/body approach has become one of my go-to tools for clients looking to create a better life for themselves.
(717) 516-7370 View (717) 516-7370
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Lake Therapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW, Comm, Inst, AP/IA
Verified
Lititz, PA 17543
WE HAVE HIPPA COMPLIANT VIDEO THERAPY available to all Pennsylvania clients. Are you Feeling anxious or out of control? Panicky? Having difficulties with loved ones? I can help. I believe the most important factor in therapy is not the particular style a therapist uses but the relationship between the client and the therapist. I work hard to provide an emotionally safe place where you will be able to connect with me and feel safe enough to tell me your story, your truths. Then together we will better understand where you are, where you'd like to be, and what you might do next to get there.
WE HAVE HIPPA COMPLIANT VIDEO THERAPY available to all Pennsylvania clients. Are you Feeling anxious or out of control? Panicky? Having difficulties with loved ones? I can help. I believe the most important factor in therapy is not the particular style a therapist uses but the relationship between the client and the therapist. I work hard to provide an emotionally safe place where you will be able to connect with me and feel safe enough to tell me your story, your truths. Then together we will better understand where you are, where you'd like to be, and what you might do next to get there.
(717) 575-3757 View (717) 575-3757
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Karisa Le
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Lititz, PA 17543
Each individual has so many valued strengths and my focus is using those abilities to help you be the best version of yourself. I strive to create a welcoming, warm environment where you can feel comfortable to share, process, and grow. I value the beauty of different cultures and traditions, and I believe that we all have innate needs for safety, wellness, and meaningful relationships with others.
Each individual has so many valued strengths and my focus is using those abilities to help you be the best version of yourself. I strive to create a welcoming, warm environment where you can feel comfortable to share, process, and grow. I value the beauty of different cultures and traditions, and I believe that we all have innate needs for safety, wellness, and meaningful relationships with others.
(717) 895-9241 View (717) 895-9241
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Rebecca Zumba
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Lititz, PA 17543
At some point in life, many of us struggle with a loss of joy and purpose in response to challenges such as pain, illness, trauma, life transitions, and other major stressors. I can help you stop fighting yourself and create a more peaceful and meaningful life. I see therapy as a dialogue, with us exploring together what works and is important for you. As a skills-based, solution-focused therapist, my clients often find that our work helps them better understand themselves and their patterns, and develop new, more effective ways of coping with challenges.
At some point in life, many of us struggle with a loss of joy and purpose in response to challenges such as pain, illness, trauma, life transitions, and other major stressors. I can help you stop fighting yourself and create a more peaceful and meaningful life. I see therapy as a dialogue, with us exploring together what works and is important for you. As a skills-based, solution-focused therapist, my clients often find that our work helps them better understand themselves and their patterns, and develop new, more effective ways of coping with challenges.
(717) 455-3379 View (717) 455-3379
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Paige Schoelkopf
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, CEBH
Verified
5 Endorsed
Lititz, PA 17543
I provide a welcoming, nonjudgmental approach, where clients can feel safe to share their stories. I have an undergraduate degree in Addictions Studies. I am a Master's Clinician, with a strong concentration in Clinical Outpatient Counseling. In 2012, I received the Addictions Studies Director's Award from Alvernia University which recognized my commitment to supporting individuals in the field. I earned the Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling (MACC ) Excellence Award in 2023. I am certified in Emergency Behavioral Health. I am also EMDR trained!
I provide a welcoming, nonjudgmental approach, where clients can feel safe to share their stories. I have an undergraduate degree in Addictions Studies. I am a Master's Clinician, with a strong concentration in Clinical Outpatient Counseling. In 2012, I received the Addictions Studies Director's Award from Alvernia University which recognized my commitment to supporting individuals in the field. I earned the Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling (MACC ) Excellence Award in 2023. I am certified in Emergency Behavioral Health. I am also EMDR trained!
(717) 853-1641 View (717) 853-1641
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Michele L Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MASFD, MALD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Lititz, PA 17543  (Online Only)
As human beings, we are influenced by our relationships. Relationships with ourselves, families, friends, work culture, religious systems, education and location. I'll help you connect to your power and voice to renegotiate those relationships and life situations. I’ll help you realize you are more than you think you are and more than you were taught you could become. You are powerful! It’s your right to embrace it.
As human beings, we are influenced by our relationships. Relationships with ourselves, families, friends, work culture, religious systems, education and location. I'll help you connect to your power and voice to renegotiate those relationships and life situations. I’ll help you realize you are more than you think you are and more than you were taught you could become. You are powerful! It’s your right to embrace it.
(484) 601-5181 View (484) 601-5181
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Erin Cornack
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Lititz, PA 17543  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Erin, a licensed marriage and family therapist. I understand the stress and anxiety parenting can cause, especially when balancing life's demands becomes overwhelming. If your child's behaviors feel out of control or they have received a recent diagnosis, I can help. For the past 12 years, I have empowered hundreds of families struggling with parenting challenges - from daily pressures to major diagnoses like Autism. I recognize the immense grief, anxiety, depression, and isolation a diagnosis or a child with behavioral challenges can bring and how it affects the whole family.
Hello, I'm Erin, a licensed marriage and family therapist. I understand the stress and anxiety parenting can cause, especially when balancing life's demands becomes overwhelming. If your child's behaviors feel out of control or they have received a recent diagnosis, I can help. For the past 12 years, I have empowered hundreds of families struggling with parenting challenges - from daily pressures to major diagnoses like Autism. I recognize the immense grief, anxiety, depression, and isolation a diagnosis or a child with behavioral challenges can bring and how it affects the whole family.
(717) 897-6304 View (717) 897-6304
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Kayla Lynch
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Lititz, PA 17543
My goal is to help my clients find their life worth living, process emotions, and learn coping skills. My Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is from Walden University. I have been certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors and am working on my Perinatal Mental Health Certification, which focuses on loss, post-partum mood/anxiety, and more. I have training in DBT, which focuses on emotional regulation, distress tolerance, mindfulness, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Besides just coping skills, DBT also works on looking at dialectics and acceptance versus change.
My goal is to help my clients find their life worth living, process emotions, and learn coping skills. My Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is from Walden University. I have been certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors and am working on my Perinatal Mental Health Certification, which focuses on loss, post-partum mood/anxiety, and more. I have training in DBT, which focuses on emotional regulation, distress tolerance, mindfulness, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Besides just coping skills, DBT also works on looking at dialectics and acceptance versus change.
(717) 402-8889 View (717) 402-8889
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Daniel Lloyd
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lititz, PA 17543  (Online Only)
Are you struggling in your personal life? Are your relationships full of tension or heartache? Are you finding it difficult to know how to fix what is going wrong? Are you feeling frustrated and lost? You are not alone. Let me help. I will help you find meaning and direction in your struggle. I will help you feel safe and develop the skills and mental flexibility you need to successfully manage your trials with dignity and grace. Together we will find the balance you need to feel proud of yourself and connected in your relationships again.
Are you struggling in your personal life? Are your relationships full of tension or heartache? Are you finding it difficult to know how to fix what is going wrong? Are you feeling frustrated and lost? You are not alone. Let me help. I will help you find meaning and direction in your struggle. I will help you feel safe and develop the skills and mental flexibility you need to successfully manage your trials with dignity and grace. Together we will find the balance you need to feel proud of yourself and connected in your relationships again.
(717) 229-9308 View (717) 229-9308
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Stephanie A Swann
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MT-BC
Verified
Lititz, PA 17543
Not accepting new clients
I have been in Private Practice for over 20 years and enjoy working with adults, adolescents and children. My focus is on accessing the creative qualities of the person, and working to transcend the individual to a more productive, healthful way of living and thinking. Interventions used vary, but can include Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral techniques, Solutions-based, Skill-building, Behavioral Management, Play and Sand Tray Therapy techniques and Music Therapy. A graduate of the Leadership Lancaster's 2003 Core Class, I enjoy serving in our community. I'm an avid hiker and enjoy any type of live music.
I have been in Private Practice for over 20 years and enjoy working with adults, adolescents and children. My focus is on accessing the creative qualities of the person, and working to transcend the individual to a more productive, healthful way of living and thinking. Interventions used vary, but can include Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral techniques, Solutions-based, Skill-building, Behavioral Management, Play and Sand Tray Therapy techniques and Music Therapy. A graduate of the Leadership Lancaster's 2003 Core Class, I enjoy serving in our community. I'm an avid hiker and enjoy any type of live music.
(717) 798-9689 x1 View (717) 798-9689 x1
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Christopher Stewart
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lititz, PA 17543  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Chris. If you've ever felt like you've been alone in society and that you are experiencing a sense of stress related to societal expectations that are unrealistic or built for those who are in a group you feel you don't belong to, I may be a good fit for you. I have an extensive history of working with individuals of various minority group backgrounds, but specialize and focus in working with people who identify within the LGBTQ+ community, including offering affirming services and helping people navigate coming out, family and peer relationships, and romantic and sexual concerns.
Hello, I'm Chris. If you've ever felt like you've been alone in society and that you are experiencing a sense of stress related to societal expectations that are unrealistic or built for those who are in a group you feel you don't belong to, I may be a good fit for you. I have an extensive history of working with individuals of various minority group backgrounds, but specialize and focus in working with people who identify within the LGBTQ+ community, including offering affirming services and helping people navigate coming out, family and peer relationships, and romantic and sexual concerns.
(717) 470-7504 View (717) 470-7504
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Melanie Myer
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC, CTP
Verified
Lititz, PA 17543
Offering help and hope for all ages. Individual, group, and family counseling, psychotherapy, coaching, and play therapy. New groups starting soon! Groups provide an opportunity to connect, grow, and heal with others in a therapist-facilitated process that costs less ($35/session) than individual therapy. Whether one-to-one or joining with others, you will find a safe space to work through your concerns and challenges, restore a sense of well-being, and create a meaningful and fulfilling life.
Offering help and hope for all ages. Individual, group, and family counseling, psychotherapy, coaching, and play therapy. New groups starting soon! Groups provide an opportunity to connect, grow, and heal with others in a therapist-facilitated process that costs less ($35/session) than individual therapy. Whether one-to-one or joining with others, you will find a safe space to work through your concerns and challenges, restore a sense of well-being, and create a meaningful and fulfilling life.
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Karen Keating
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Lititz, PA 17543
I am a dedicated therapist pursuing the LPC Track at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Mental Health Counseling. My journey has been molded by my deep comprehension of the human experience, acquired through my education and personal development. Fueled by a fervent passion for aiding others in traversing their inner realms, I stand as a staunch supporter of healing, growth, and fostering connections.
I am a dedicated therapist pursuing the LPC Track at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Mental Health Counseling. My journey has been molded by my deep comprehension of the human experience, acquired through my education and personal development. Fueled by a fervent passion for aiding others in traversing their inner realms, I stand as a staunch supporter of healing, growth, and fostering connections.
(717) 349-1131 View (717) 349-1131
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Stacey Marie Kreitz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified
Lititz, PA 17543
Hello and welcome! It takes a lot of courage to seek help when hardships in life happen. I strive to make therapy a safe, inviting place, where you can grow, work through struggles, and change your life. I specialize in trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, and relationships. I have experience with children through adulthood, and have worked in mental health since 1998. I believe the best therapy happens when clients feel valued and connected, therefore it is important for me to create such an environment for you. NOTE: I am licensed in both CA and PA. I provide telehealth, and see clients in-person in Lititz, PA.
Hello and welcome! It takes a lot of courage to seek help when hardships in life happen. I strive to make therapy a safe, inviting place, where you can grow, work through struggles, and change your life. I specialize in trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, and relationships. I have experience with children through adulthood, and have worked in mental health since 1998. I believe the best therapy happens when clients feel valued and connected, therefore it is important for me to create such an environment for you. NOTE: I am licensed in both CA and PA. I provide telehealth, and see clients in-person in Lititz, PA.
(717) 366-8965 View (717) 366-8965
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Christine A Droney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CT, NCTTP, PMH-C
Verified
3 Endorsed
Lititz, PA 17543
Waitlist for new clients
I work with individuals who deal with the difficulties and challenges life presents us. I work from an evidenced-based, strength-based approach, identifying and using the client's strengths to manage anxiety and stress while building health and resilience. My area of focus is coping with infertility, perinatal mental health, grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic illness, and caregiver stress. I work collaboratively with my clients toward their individual or relationship goals. I look forward to working together towards optimum wellness even while working through difficult circumstances.
I work with individuals who deal with the difficulties and challenges life presents us. I work from an evidenced-based, strength-based approach, identifying and using the client's strengths to manage anxiety and stress while building health and resilience. My area of focus is coping with infertility, perinatal mental health, grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic illness, and caregiver stress. I work collaboratively with my clients toward their individual or relationship goals. I look forward to working together towards optimum wellness even while working through difficult circumstances.
(717) 537-0618 View (717) 537-0618
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Carol Glover
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lititz, PA 17543
Burned out. Overwhelmed. Never feeling you're enough. You know you're taking on too many tasks, whether it be from guilt or obligation. Unfortunately, it seems impossible to say "no" even when saying "yes" to others means denying your own needs. Of course, that leads to everyone depending on you, with almost no time to take a break. You've been pulled in so many directions that you're constantly exhausted; your mind won't stop. You wonder how you got in this situation and if it will ever change. You're craving a balanced life with energy and hope for the future, but wonder if you have what it takes to make the change.
Burned out. Overwhelmed. Never feeling you're enough. You know you're taking on too many tasks, whether it be from guilt or obligation. Unfortunately, it seems impossible to say "no" even when saying "yes" to others means denying your own needs. Of course, that leads to everyone depending on you, with almost no time to take a break. You've been pulled in so many directions that you're constantly exhausted; your mind won't stop. You wonder how you got in this situation and if it will ever change. You're craving a balanced life with energy and hope for the future, but wonder if you have what it takes to make the change.
(717) 276-4332 View (717) 276-4332
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Roberto Wingfield
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Lititz, PA 17543
My goal is to offer a safe space where you're heard and understood without judgement. With a background in trauma-informed care, I'm here to help you navigate the challenges life has thrown your way. Whether you're dealing with trauma, anxiety, stress, or identity issues, I'm here to support you. I will always partner with your goals as an individual or as a family with an active treatment approach, meeting you where you are in life.
My goal is to offer a safe space where you're heard and understood without judgement. With a background in trauma-informed care, I'm here to help you navigate the challenges life has thrown your way. Whether you're dealing with trauma, anxiety, stress, or identity issues, I'm here to support you. I will always partner with your goals as an individual or as a family with an active treatment approach, meeting you where you are in life.
(717) 527-5773 View (717) 527-5773
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Dr. Tracy A Stinchfield
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, BC-TMH, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Lititz, PA 17543
Waitlist for new clients
Hello. My name is Tracy Stinchfield and I thank you for reading about me and my style of counseling. Since you are reading this, you have come to a place in your life where you are not feeling the way you’d prefer, or life isn’t moving in the direction you’d prefer. I get it, and you’re not alone. If you are interested in exploring who you are, how you’re navigating your life, and how you’d like to make meaningful growth and changes in your life, I am here. Allow me to introduce you to who I am and my training so you can make a decision if I might be of help to you.
Hello. My name is Tracy Stinchfield and I thank you for reading about me and my style of counseling. Since you are reading this, you have come to a place in your life where you are not feeling the way you’d prefer, or life isn’t moving in the direction you’d prefer. I get it, and you’re not alone. If you are interested in exploring who you are, how you’re navigating your life, and how you’d like to make meaningful growth and changes in your life, I am here. Allow me to introduce you to who I am and my training so you can make a decision if I might be of help to you.
(223) 217-2360 View (223) 217-2360

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Number of Therapists in 17543

90+

Average cost per session

$122

Therapists in 17543 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
90% Depression
83% Self Esteem
81% Stress
80% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
71% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Highmark
68% BlueCross and BlueShield
62% Capital Blue Cross

How Therapists in 17543 see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 17543?

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.