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John G Knowles - Intervention And Assessment
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, CADC
Verified Verified
Scranton, PA 18505
I am a seasoned clinician and administrator in the addiction and mental health field for over 35 years. I provide interventions and assessments for individuals and families effected by addictions. Initial consultation is free of charge and can usually be accommodated within 24 hours. Online services available. I assure prompt, confidential and professional service.
I am a seasoned clinician and administrator in the addiction and mental health field for over 35 years. I provide interventions and assessments for individuals and families effected by addictions. Initial consultation is free of charge and can usually be accommodated within 24 hours. Online services available. I assure prompt, confidential and professional service.
(570) 359-4452 View (570) 359-4452
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Monica Cantrell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, CRC, LPC
Verified Verified
Scranton, PA 18505
Life involves many experiences – Some good, some bad, and some in-between. Regardless of its type, it never hurts to have someone in your corner with whom you can safely share and process these experiences with. In my 10+ years of working in the counseling field, I have worked with individuals in a variety of areas, such as drug and alcohol addiction, treatment, and recovery, corrections and rehabilitation, mental health concerns, and other life experiences.
Life involves many experiences – Some good, some bad, and some in-between. Regardless of its type, it never hurts to have someone in your corner with whom you can safely share and process these experiences with. In my 10+ years of working in the counseling field, I have worked with individuals in a variety of areas, such as drug and alcohol addiction, treatment, and recovery, corrections and rehabilitation, mental health concerns, and other life experiences.
(272) 206-2625 View (272) 206-2625
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Barbara Macleod
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAACD, MAC
Verified Verified
Scranton, PA 18505
As a young adult I sought out counseling to help me navigate my life's issues. It felt most beneficial when a therapist, by listening and understanding me, in a nonjudgmental, supportive and educational way, seemed to meet me where I was at both emotionally and mentally- giving me hope, the tools, the time and the motivation I needed to heal.These healing experiences gave me the desire to help others. Thus following their positive examples, I have approached everyone's treatment on an individual basis- knowing everyone is different emotionally and mentally, and are coming from different life experiences.
As a young adult I sought out counseling to help me navigate my life's issues. It felt most beneficial when a therapist, by listening and understanding me, in a nonjudgmental, supportive and educational way, seemed to meet me where I was at both emotionally and mentally- giving me hope, the tools, the time and the motivation I needed to heal.These healing experiences gave me the desire to help others. Thus following their positive examples, I have approached everyone's treatment on an individual basis- knowing everyone is different emotionally and mentally, and are coming from different life experiences.
(570) 216-5575 View (570) 216-5575
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Rochelle Rodriguez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scranton, PA 18505
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! My name is Rochelle Rodriguez and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I take on a person-centered approach serving as a guide and a source of support for my clients to reach self-acceptance and recovery. I view therapy as a collaborative effort in which I provide a judgment-free environment to help my clients work through life’s challenges in a safe place. My passion and goal is to assist individuals reach their fullest potential by highlighting their strengths and helping them work through their areas of growth. I strive to assist individuals with finding purpose and healing in their lives.
Hi! My name is Rochelle Rodriguez and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I take on a person-centered approach serving as a guide and a source of support for my clients to reach self-acceptance and recovery. I view therapy as a collaborative effort in which I provide a judgment-free environment to help my clients work through life’s challenges in a safe place. My passion and goal is to assist individuals reach their fullest potential by highlighting their strengths and helping them work through their areas of growth. I strive to assist individuals with finding purpose and healing in their lives.
(570) 535-4199 View (570) 535-4199
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Candice Lewis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Scranton, PA 18505
Hello! I can be a support as you start your journey towards insight and well being. Life can be unpredictable and overwhelming at times. It's not unusual for everyone, at one point or another, to experience up and downs throughout life. Deciding to look into options for counseling is a big step towards taking care of you and building an understanding of mental health concerns and strategies to improve how you feel. I have experience working with clients of all ages with concerns such as: life stress, anxiety, depression, grief, self-esteem, divorce, and relationship conflicts.
Hello! I can be a support as you start your journey towards insight and well being. Life can be unpredictable and overwhelming at times. It's not unusual for everyone, at one point or another, to experience up and downs throughout life. Deciding to look into options for counseling is a big step towards taking care of you and building an understanding of mental health concerns and strategies to improve how you feel. I have experience working with clients of all ages with concerns such as: life stress, anxiety, depression, grief, self-esteem, divorce, and relationship conflicts.
(570) 514-5146 View (570) 514-5146
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Kelli Anne Marie Cali
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS, NCC, CRC
Verified Verified
Scranton, PA 18505
Working from an eclectic and integrated approach I am present to support clients as they grow to access their own inner resources. I believe that every person has the answers they are searching for within themselves, we all just need a little help recognizing them sometimes.
Working from an eclectic and integrated approach I am present to support clients as they grow to access their own inner resources. I believe that every person has the answers they are searching for within themselves, we all just need a little help recognizing them sometimes.
(272) 200-5370 View (272) 200-5370
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Trish Filipski
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scranton, PA 18505
Welcome! Are you experiencing challenges or hardships? Feeling stuck, anxious, or depressed? Counseling can help! At times we may not know how to manage or cope with life stressors or internal struggles. My approach to counseling is to provide you with a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive space to help you work through the challenges life may bring. I work with children, adolescents, and adults and have experience in areas such as mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, parent-child conflict, and self-esteem. I am here to support you with developing strengths and to achieve your goals.
Welcome! Are you experiencing challenges or hardships? Feeling stuck, anxious, or depressed? Counseling can help! At times we may not know how to manage or cope with life stressors or internal struggles. My approach to counseling is to provide you with a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive space to help you work through the challenges life may bring. I work with children, adolescents, and adults and have experience in areas such as mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, parent-child conflict, and self-esteem. I am here to support you with developing strengths and to achieve your goals.
(570) 676-2042 View (570) 676-2042
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Stephanie Chapman Waters
LSW
Verified Verified
Scranton, PA 18505
Waitlist for new clients
Hello and welcome to my Profile page! I am a Licensed Social Worker in Pennsylvania with a Master's Degree in Social Work from Temple University. I am a fun loving therapist that isn't afraid to give tough love when needed and/or offer a non-biased; honest truth. My ideal client is seeking change or maybe they just need a listening ear, someone that will be there for them in a time of need. Whether you are struggling with something, or just need someone to talk to. I am looking forward to helping you! We will work together, in a safe and inviting environment or via telehealth. We will find healthy coping methods that work for you.
Hello and welcome to my Profile page! I am a Licensed Social Worker in Pennsylvania with a Master's Degree in Social Work from Temple University. I am a fun loving therapist that isn't afraid to give tough love when needed and/or offer a non-biased; honest truth. My ideal client is seeking change or maybe they just need a listening ear, someone that will be there for them in a time of need. Whether you are struggling with something, or just need someone to talk to. I am looking forward to helping you! We will work together, in a safe and inviting environment or via telehealth. We will find healthy coping methods that work for you.
(272) 444-3077 View (272) 444-3077
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Tony Kearney LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Scranton, PA 18505  (Online Only)
I am a compassionate, person-centered therapist specializing in Emotion Focused Couple's Therapy (EFT), a highly effective approach helping couples achieve more trust, safety, security and closeness in their relationship. It is a very affirming model, with an active therapist guiding you and your partner as you learn new ways of relating to one another. I also use it for my clients in individual therapy. I am certified in alcohol and drug addiction.
I am a compassionate, person-centered therapist specializing in Emotion Focused Couple's Therapy (EFT), a highly effective approach helping couples achieve more trust, safety, security and closeness in their relationship. It is a very affirming model, with an active therapist guiding you and your partner as you learn new ways of relating to one another. I also use it for my clients in individual therapy. I am certified in alcohol and drug addiction.
(570) 279-4564 View (570) 279-4564
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Counseling & Wellness Center Scranton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Scranton, PA 18505
Hello ! You may reach us at 570-961-WELL (961- 9355), or see our therapists' information at ScrantonTherapy.com. Our therapists have decades of experience in multiple personal, relationship and mental health issues. We know that despite best intentions and effort, people often feel stuck in the same patterns, feelings or behaviors. Counseling is an opportunity for personal growth and /or help you identify and cope with difficult life circumstances or emotions. We hope to hear from you to get started, and learn your strengths and abilities toward change.
Hello ! You may reach us at 570-961-WELL (961- 9355), or see our therapists' information at ScrantonTherapy.com. Our therapists have decades of experience in multiple personal, relationship and mental health issues. We know that despite best intentions and effort, people often feel stuck in the same patterns, feelings or behaviors. Counseling is an opportunity for personal growth and /or help you identify and cope with difficult life circumstances or emotions. We hope to hear from you to get started, and learn your strengths and abilities toward change.
(570) 244-3534 View (570) 244-3534
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Ellen C. Knecht
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Scranton, PA 18505
Are you feeling stuck? Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Therapy can help. I am caring and understanding and utilize a non-judgmental approach. I will provide a safe and supportive environment to deeply listen and together we can explore any thoughts and feelings, conscious and unconscious, which may lead to greater self-awareness and creating solutions. I am passionate about empowering others to live their best lives. Whether you're pursuing healing in your life, grieving a loss, experiencing change, seeking support or personal growth, I'm here to support you with developing the strengths to achieve your goals.
Are you feeling stuck? Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Therapy can help. I am caring and understanding and utilize a non-judgmental approach. I will provide a safe and supportive environment to deeply listen and together we can explore any thoughts and feelings, conscious and unconscious, which may lead to greater self-awareness and creating solutions. I am passionate about empowering others to live their best lives. Whether you're pursuing healing in your life, grieving a loss, experiencing change, seeking support or personal growth, I'm here to support you with developing the strengths to achieve your goals.
(570) 433-8341 View (570) 433-8341
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James Roberts
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scranton, PA 18505
Anxious? Depressed? Lacking motivation or direction? You're not alone. I believe that each of us possesses the ability to change, grow and live happier, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Sometimes we just need a little help along the way. I work with persons of all ages and incorporate a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities into my practice, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). I do not believe in a one-size-fits-all model for counseling and take special care to honor the unique lived experiences of those I work with.
Anxious? Depressed? Lacking motivation or direction? You're not alone. I believe that each of us possesses the ability to change, grow and live happier, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Sometimes we just need a little help along the way. I work with persons of all ages and incorporate a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities into my practice, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). I do not believe in a one-size-fits-all model for counseling and take special care to honor the unique lived experiences of those I work with.
(570) 405-9909 View (570) 405-9909
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Justine Andrews
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Scranton, PA 18505
Hello! I enjoy working with a wide variety of individuals and have a wide variety of experience in the field. I have worked in the home, in residential and in outpatient agencies in the past. I enjoy assisting others in overcoming what holds them back from being the best person they want to be.
Hello! I enjoy working with a wide variety of individuals and have a wide variety of experience in the field. I have worked in the home, in residential and in outpatient agencies in the past. I enjoy assisting others in overcoming what holds them back from being the best person they want to be.
(272) 435-8115 View (272) 435-8115
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Dorothy A Dean
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCP, LPC
Verified Verified
Scranton, PA 18505  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Entering therapy for the first time can initially feel stressful or overwhelming until the process unfolds and you realize that you made the right choice; to take care of yourself. Something doesn't feel quite right; maybe your relationships lack fulfillment, you have no goals, you dread your future, or maybe you stopped looking forward to waking up and facing the day. Therapy is a step by step process that requires time and hard work. Together we will explore the mystery that surrounds you as you accept the challenge that is necessary to develop a new sense of health and well-being.
Entering therapy for the first time can initially feel stressful or overwhelming until the process unfolds and you realize that you made the right choice; to take care of yourself. Something doesn't feel quite right; maybe your relationships lack fulfillment, you have no goals, you dread your future, or maybe you stopped looking forward to waking up and facing the day. Therapy is a step by step process that requires time and hard work. Together we will explore the mystery that surrounds you as you accept the challenge that is necessary to develop a new sense of health and well-being.
(570) 279-4886 View (570) 279-4886
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Carrie Johanson
Psychologist, PhD, MS, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scranton, PA 18505
I work with individuals and couples that are burdened with unprecedented responsibility right now. Impossible expectations often lead to isolation and discourse, hiding our fears and doubts, and resentments. Hiding our true selves can increase negative coping skills, like over or under eating/drinking/sleeping. Therapy can become a place to process and share your inner thoughts and concerns, find balance, and find some new tools to feeling more grounded. I work with folks to feel confident to be transparent to loved ones and seek changes to improve their daily lives. My couples leave empowered to have the tough talks without fear.
I work with individuals and couples that are burdened with unprecedented responsibility right now. Impossible expectations often lead to isolation and discourse, hiding our fears and doubts, and resentments. Hiding our true selves can increase negative coping skills, like over or under eating/drinking/sleeping. Therapy can become a place to process and share your inner thoughts and concerns, find balance, and find some new tools to feeling more grounded. I work with folks to feel confident to be transparent to loved ones and seek changes to improve their daily lives. My couples leave empowered to have the tough talks without fear.
(570) 209-9898 View (570) 209-9898
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Patricia Ann Krenitsky
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, CAMS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scranton, PA 18505
You are not alone. Seeking help is the first step to change. Establishing Trust between client and counselor is the most important step in the therapeutic process. My goal as the counselor is to establish trust and provide a safe place for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and concerns to a professional unbiased listener. I can teach you the tools to start feeling better and/or accept what you cannot change and regain peace and comfort and a sense of purpose despite problem areas.
You are not alone. Seeking help is the first step to change. Establishing Trust between client and counselor is the most important step in the therapeutic process. My goal as the counselor is to establish trust and provide a safe place for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and concerns to a professional unbiased listener. I can teach you the tools to start feeling better and/or accept what you cannot change and regain peace and comfort and a sense of purpose despite problem areas.
(570) 995-2204 View (570) 995-2204
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Scranton, PA 18505
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.
(272) 444-3040 View (272) 444-3040
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Gena Patackas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Scranton, PA 18505
Hello! My goal is for you to feel safe, supported, and inspired to learn, grow and overcome current obstacles to be your best self. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with children, adolescents, and adults. I enjoy teaching skills that can be used to help regulate overwhelming emotions, communicate more effectively, and improve meaningful relationships.
Hello! My goal is for you to feel safe, supported, and inspired to learn, grow and overcome current obstacles to be your best self. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with children, adolescents, and adults. I enjoy teaching skills that can be used to help regulate overwhelming emotions, communicate more effectively, and improve meaningful relationships.
(570) 391-4378 View (570) 391-4378
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Paul Janeski Counseling and Psychotherapy, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CRC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Scranton, PA 18505  (Online Only)
The voice in the head has a life of its own. Most people are at the mercy of that voice; they are possessed by thought & by the mind. Since the mind is conditioned by the past, you are then forced to reenact the past again and again. This quote by Eckart Tolle is at the core of my belief in what troubles most of us. We live in our minds, incessantly thinking about our fears, failings, troubled relationships, losses, & shortcomings. We spend too much time inside the mind. The trouble is that when we treat our thoughts and feelings as facts, we allow anxiety, doubt, sadness, hopelessness & self-loathing to take hold and thrive.
The voice in the head has a life of its own. Most people are at the mercy of that voice; they are possessed by thought & by the mind. Since the mind is conditioned by the past, you are then forced to reenact the past again and again. This quote by Eckart Tolle is at the core of my belief in what troubles most of us. We live in our minds, incessantly thinking about our fears, failings, troubled relationships, losses, & shortcomings. We spend too much time inside the mind. The trouble is that when we treat our thoughts and feelings as facts, we allow anxiety, doubt, sadness, hopelessness & self-loathing to take hold and thrive.
(570) 279-4708 View (570) 279-4708
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MMG Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Scranton, PA 18505
Welcome! The therapists at MMG Counseling understand that taking the step to talk to a therapist and searching for someone you can connect with can be a stressful! We will help make this process as easy as it can be! Once you do decide to take the step to reach out, our hope is that you will feel it is a strength, and you've made a healthy step towards better self-care. From your first session on, you will be treated with kindness and respect. You will feel validated and safe to explore all of your feelings, thoughts and emotions, and as a result, you will have the opportunity to gain insights to make healthy changes in your life.
Welcome! The therapists at MMG Counseling understand that taking the step to talk to a therapist and searching for someone you can connect with can be a stressful! We will help make this process as easy as it can be! Once you do decide to take the step to reach out, our hope is that you will feel it is a strength, and you've made a healthy step towards better self-care. From your first session on, you will be treated with kindness and respect. You will feel validated and safe to explore all of your feelings, thoughts and emotions, and as a result, you will have the opportunity to gain insights to make healthy changes in your life.
(570) 483-8956 View (570) 483-8956

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 18505

20+

Average cost per session

$85

Therapists in 18505 who prioritize treating:

93% Self Esteem
85% Relationship Issues
85% Depression
85% Anxiety
81% Trauma and PTSD
81% Coping Skills
78% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% Highmark
88% Geisinger
79% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 18505 see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 18505?

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.