Therapists in 19002

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Emily Freedman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ambler, PA 19002
I believe therapy is a personal journey that helps people develop insight into past and present experiences to ensure a more positive and healthy present and future. I have significant experience helping people manage feelings of anxiety and depression. I help people develop coping skills and strategies to manage anxiety and feel a sense of control over their thoughts and actions. Depression, lack of motivation, and hopelessness can feel overwhelming, so I feel committed to helping people develop and foster feelings of empowerment and fulfillment.
I believe therapy is a personal journey that helps people develop insight into past and present experiences to ensure a more positive and healthy present and future. I have significant experience helping people manage feelings of anxiety and depression. I help people develop coping skills and strategies to manage anxiety and feel a sense of control over their thoughts and actions. Depression, lack of motivation, and hopelessness can feel overwhelming, so I feel committed to helping people develop and foster feelings of empowerment and fulfillment.
(267) 651-8712 View (267) 651-8712
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Bonnie Eccles
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Ambler, PA 19002
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board-Certified Music Therapist focused on creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment in which I collaborate with clients to pursue their goals. I draw from psychodynamic and humanistic theories to assist clients in becoming aware of ways in which past experiences may influence one’s connection with self and others today, while accessing and engaging with inherent areas of strength and health.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board-Certified Music Therapist focused on creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment in which I collaborate with clients to pursue their goals. I draw from psychodynamic and humanistic theories to assist clients in becoming aware of ways in which past experiences may influence one’s connection with self and others today, while accessing and engaging with inherent areas of strength and health.
(215) 999-4564 View (215) 999-4564
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Kristen Malora
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Ambler, PA 19002
Hi! My name is Kristen, and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience helping individuals, couples, and families strengthen their relationships and find deeper connection. My clients come to therapy feeling stressed, overwhelmed, burnt out, and anxious. Many are navigating modern parenting or adjusting to the role of motherhood, looking to improve relationships with partners or children that may feel disconnected or tense, attempting to set healthier boundaries or increase balance at work, working to heal from past pain or trauma, or striving to find greater fulfillment overall.
Hi! My name is Kristen, and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience helping individuals, couples, and families strengthen their relationships and find deeper connection. My clients come to therapy feeling stressed, overwhelmed, burnt out, and anxious. Many are navigating modern parenting or adjusting to the role of motherhood, looking to improve relationships with partners or children that may feel disconnected or tense, attempting to set healthier boundaries or increase balance at work, working to heal from past pain or trauma, or striving to find greater fulfillment overall.
(215) 261-5150 View (215) 261-5150
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Ryan Fay
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ambler, PA 19002
Hi, I'm Ryan, I help young adults, families and teens who are are in the midst of conflict or struggling with their mental health. I use an eclectic approach with a person centered mentality, I also have vast experience in family systems and systemic work. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been in the field for six years. Hoping to help bring healing to you and your teen, connect with me today. I offer supervision for licensure as well.
Hi, I'm Ryan, I help young adults, families and teens who are are in the midst of conflict or struggling with their mental health. I use an eclectic approach with a person centered mentality, I also have vast experience in family systems and systemic work. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been in the field for six years. Hoping to help bring healing to you and your teen, connect with me today. I offer supervision for licensure as well.
(215) 273-9836 View (215) 273-9836
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Ernest R Flores
PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ambler, PA 19002
I have extensive experience counseling married couples through a number of problems such as infidelity, conflict resolution, blended families, impact of early childhood trauma, and other issues. I integrate modern psychological techniques and therapies with Biblical values and concepts. Psychological techniques such as Solutions Focused Brief Therapy, Family Systems, Emotionally Focused, and Trauma Therapy are highly compatible with Biblical teaching. Couples are affirmed in their Biblical beliefs and encouraged to integrate them with modern psychological understandings.
I have extensive experience counseling married couples through a number of problems such as infidelity, conflict resolution, blended families, impact of early childhood trauma, and other issues. I integrate modern psychological techniques and therapies with Biblical values and concepts. Psychological techniques such as Solutions Focused Brief Therapy, Family Systems, Emotionally Focused, and Trauma Therapy are highly compatible with Biblical teaching. Couples are affirmed in their Biblical beliefs and encouraged to integrate them with modern psychological understandings.
(267) 481-7964 View (267) 481-7964
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Patrice Heller
Psychologist, PhD, LCP, LMFT, RABBI, DD
Verified Verified
Ambler, PA 19002  (Online Only)
Couples come to therapy often feeling frustrated, defensive, hurt and angry. Love, attraction and shared life goals may have brought them together, but along the way to deeper emotional intimacy couples meet roadblocks. Growing self-awareness and curiosity about their partner helps them appreciate their differences as enriching rather than threatening. Partners realize that each of them has a role in cultivating the quality of their relationship. Partners learn to support each other's growth and expand their horizons together. Their relationship feels more alive and hopeful. Therapy nurtures the art of relationships for all of us.
Couples come to therapy often feeling frustrated, defensive, hurt and angry. Love, attraction and shared life goals may have brought them together, but along the way to deeper emotional intimacy couples meet roadblocks. Growing self-awareness and curiosity about their partner helps them appreciate their differences as enriching rather than threatening. Partners realize that each of them has a role in cultivating the quality of their relationship. Partners learn to support each other's growth and expand their horizons together. Their relationship feels more alive and hopeful. Therapy nurtures the art of relationships for all of us.
(215) 710-8999 View (215) 710-8999
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Rachael F Rosenfeld
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ambler, PA 19002
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Sometimes life sits heavy on our shoulders. This past year has been especially difficult- isolating, ever changing and transforming “normal” as we knew it. We need support along the way to untie knots, approach new solutions and receive warm support, especially during difficult chapters in life. I am a licensed clinical social worker, specializing in helping individuals find solutions with a supportive, problem solving approach. You can expect that therapy with me will prioritize understanding your individual needs and collaboration.
Sometimes life sits heavy on our shoulders. This past year has been especially difficult- isolating, ever changing and transforming “normal” as we knew it. We need support along the way to untie knots, approach new solutions and receive warm support, especially during difficult chapters in life. I am a licensed clinical social worker, specializing in helping individuals find solutions with a supportive, problem solving approach. You can expect that therapy with me will prioritize understanding your individual needs and collaboration.
(267) 204-2779 View (267) 204-2779
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Erika Pankratz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Ambler, PA 19002
Seeking help when in emotional distress can be challenging and isolating, and I hope to bring comfort and relief to that process. It can feel like no one understands what you might be experiencing, or may even be difficult to understand your own emotions. In processing those emotions, thoughts, or experiences, you can work towards achieving clarity, insight, and move forward towards acceptance and change. My initial goal in therapy is to make you feel comfortable and to build a therapeutic and healing relationship.
Seeking help when in emotional distress can be challenging and isolating, and I hope to bring comfort and relief to that process. It can feel like no one understands what you might be experiencing, or may even be difficult to understand your own emotions. In processing those emotions, thoughts, or experiences, you can work towards achieving clarity, insight, and move forward towards acceptance and change. My initial goal in therapy is to make you feel comfortable and to build a therapeutic and healing relationship.
(610) 426-1699 View (610) 426-1699
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Brooke Stoltzfus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ambler, PA 19002
Maybe you don’t even know why you are coming to counseling, but something feels off. You might not feel like yourself, or you may recognize unhealthy patterns in your life. Working through these feelings alone can feel daunting and almost impossible. Together, we can process these confusing emotions and you can gain the tools to face these challenges without my help later down the road. My desire is for each client to see their given worth and break unhealthy patterns.
Maybe you don’t even know why you are coming to counseling, but something feels off. You might not feel like yourself, or you may recognize unhealthy patterns in your life. Working through these feelings alone can feel daunting and almost impossible. Together, we can process these confusing emotions and you can gain the tools to face these challenges without my help later down the road. My desire is for each client to see their given worth and break unhealthy patterns.
(267) 732-0873 View (267) 732-0873
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James N Stowe
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC, CCPG
Verified Verified
Ambler, PA 19002  (Online Only)
Hello. I'm James and I appreciate that you are considering me to be your therapist. The decision to begin therapy for the first time or with a new treatment professional requires strength, courage and commitment. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationship issues, financial pressures, addiction or any other obstacle that prevents you from living the life that you want, finding the right therapist for you is an important part of getting yourself back to where you would like to be.
Hello. I'm James and I appreciate that you are considering me to be your therapist. The decision to begin therapy for the first time or with a new treatment professional requires strength, courage and commitment. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationship issues, financial pressures, addiction or any other obstacle that prevents you from living the life that you want, finding the right therapist for you is an important part of getting yourself back to where you would like to be.
(267) 367-6058 View (267) 367-6058
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Joe Violi
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
Ambler, PA 19002
My goal as a professional counselor is to provide genuine support and assistance to people looking to heal, make meaningful improvements, and solve problems in their lives. My approach is client-centered, collaborative, and trauma-informed. I believe that the most significant and lasting changes come from within. My role in the therapeutic relationship is to help facilitate self-discovery in my clients. This process helps bring to the surface the strengths they possess which will assist them in functioning in the most productive and emotionally balanced manner possible.
My goal as a professional counselor is to provide genuine support and assistance to people looking to heal, make meaningful improvements, and solve problems in their lives. My approach is client-centered, collaborative, and trauma-informed. I believe that the most significant and lasting changes come from within. My role in the therapeutic relationship is to help facilitate self-discovery in my clients. This process helps bring to the surface the strengths they possess which will assist them in functioning in the most productive and emotionally balanced manner possible.
(215) 261-5399 View (215) 261-5399
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Sharon Damsker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ambler, PA 19002
You know yourself better than anyone else: your struggles, dreams, desires, goals, feelings, relationships. As a psychotherapist and trauma specialist, I help people understand their experiences in a safe and supportive space that promotes growth, healing, and exploration of all areas of life. If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, sad, or easily triggered, talking with a professional can help you navigate through those emotions and find balance. Therapy can help people regain control/focus in their lives and disrupt the cycles that keep leading to the same negative outcomes.
You know yourself better than anyone else: your struggles, dreams, desires, goals, feelings, relationships. As a psychotherapist and trauma specialist, I help people understand their experiences in a safe and supportive space that promotes growth, healing, and exploration of all areas of life. If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, sad, or easily triggered, talking with a professional can help you navigate through those emotions and find balance. Therapy can help people regain control/focus in their lives and disrupt the cycles that keep leading to the same negative outcomes.
(267) 833-2185 View (267) 833-2185
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Hannah Corrado
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ambler, PA 19002
Raising a child is an incredible experience for a lot of parents. However, each parent experiences a unique journey while raising their child. Sometimes bringing on a therapist as a teammate can be helpful for families who are struggling to navigate the journey alone. For families with neurodivergent children, building that team can be even more important. Let me be that teammate to help your child improve their ability to regulate their emotions, build stronger peer connections, or navigate anxiety and depression that may develop as a result of differences in how autistic children process the world.
Raising a child is an incredible experience for a lot of parents. However, each parent experiences a unique journey while raising their child. Sometimes bringing on a therapist as a teammate can be helpful for families who are struggling to navigate the journey alone. For families with neurodivergent children, building that team can be even more important. Let me be that teammate to help your child improve their ability to regulate their emotions, build stronger peer connections, or navigate anxiety and depression that may develop as a result of differences in how autistic children process the world.
(267) 719-1624 View (267) 719-1624
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Kaylee Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Ambler, PA 19002
In the last ten years I have worked with clients in a variety of settings; outpatient, in-home, intensive outpatient, legal systems, clinic, and emergency room. I have also worked with a variety of needs; anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, autism, attachment disorder, other trauma related disorders, suicidal and self-injury thoughts/behaviors. In working with clients, I have seen so much resiliency. I have witnessed so much strength that often goes unnoticed by the individual them self. I find that once a client is able to identify their strength, they are able to identify their solution.
In the last ten years I have worked with clients in a variety of settings; outpatient, in-home, intensive outpatient, legal systems, clinic, and emergency room. I have also worked with a variety of needs; anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, autism, attachment disorder, other trauma related disorders, suicidal and self-injury thoughts/behaviors. In working with clients, I have seen so much resiliency. I have witnessed so much strength that often goes unnoticed by the individual them self. I find that once a client is able to identify their strength, they are able to identify their solution.
(215) 234-1663 View (215) 234-1663
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Harmony Counseling Collective
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lower Gwynedd, PA 19002
OFFERING TELEHEALTH VIDEO SESSIONS FOR ALL AGES. Are you frustrated and unhappy with how your family is operating? Are you exhausted by the constant fighting and arguing? Concerned about your child or teen’s mood or behavior? Not sure how to intervene? Maybe you feel stressed and anxious, moody and irritable? Are you struggling in your relationships with others? Contact me for a free consultation and you will learn practical strategies for facilitating real change within yourself and in your family and relationships.
OFFERING TELEHEALTH VIDEO SESSIONS FOR ALL AGES. Are you frustrated and unhappy with how your family is operating? Are you exhausted by the constant fighting and arguing? Concerned about your child or teen’s mood or behavior? Not sure how to intervene? Maybe you feel stressed and anxious, moody and irritable? Are you struggling in your relationships with others? Contact me for a free consultation and you will learn practical strategies for facilitating real change within yourself and in your family and relationships.
(267) 699-3102 View (267) 699-3102
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Helene Burke
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Ambler, PA 19002
I have assisted clients with family, parenting, emotional and behavioral issues since 1997 by focusing on increasing coping skill, communication skills, social skills and promoting a healthy secure family unit where the risks of drug and alcohol abuse is decreased. I have provided individual and family counseling to military members and their families, children and parents in the foster care system, families in the community setting.
I have assisted clients with family, parenting, emotional and behavioral issues since 1997 by focusing on increasing coping skill, communication skills, social skills and promoting a healthy secure family unit where the risks of drug and alcohol abuse is decreased. I have provided individual and family counseling to military members and their families, children and parents in the foster care system, families in the community setting.
(267) 313-5439 View (267) 313-5439
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Emily DeMalto
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Ambler, PA 19002  (Online Only)
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” -Carl Rodgers. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor focused on creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment in which I collaborate with clients to pursue their goals of change, self-discovery, acceptance or understanding. I believe that everyone can benefit from a relationship that is authentic, curious, non-judgmental, honest, and provides a space supportive of growth and self-discovery. This is the environment I seek to cultivate with clients in my practice.
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” -Carl Rodgers. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor focused on creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment in which I collaborate with clients to pursue their goals of change, self-discovery, acceptance or understanding. I believe that everyone can benefit from a relationship that is authentic, curious, non-judgmental, honest, and provides a space supportive of growth and self-discovery. This is the environment I seek to cultivate with clients in my practice.
(215) 201-4268 View (215) 201-4268
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Danielle Epler
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lower Gwynedd, PA 19002
Life is full of moments when children and their families feel stuck. Is your child is struggling in school, feeling anxious, or having difficulty focusing? As a parent, do you feel overwhelmed by your child’s behavioral difficulties? Call for a free 15-minute consultation to see if I am a good fit to help your family get back on the right path or help you understand your child's differences. I specialize in conducting psychological evaluations as well as providing therapy to support children with autism, ADHD, learning disorders, as well as co-occurring disorders such as anxiety, depression and other behavioral disorders.
Life is full of moments when children and their families feel stuck. Is your child is struggling in school, feeling anxious, or having difficulty focusing? As a parent, do you feel overwhelmed by your child’s behavioral difficulties? Call for a free 15-minute consultation to see if I am a good fit to help your family get back on the right path or help you understand your child's differences. I specialize in conducting psychological evaluations as well as providing therapy to support children with autism, ADHD, learning disorders, as well as co-occurring disorders such as anxiety, depression and other behavioral disorders.
(267) 310-1532 View (267) 310-1532
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Lauren C. Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Lower Gwynedd, PA 19002  (Online Only)
Life can be overwhelming at times. Both our own choices and the choices of others can have long-lasting consequences on our emotional and mental health. I have experience working with survivors of emotional, verbal, physical, and sexual abuse; those struggling with anxiety and depression; and clients in life-stage transition (i.e. young adults transitioning from college to career, postpartum women, or empty nesters).
Life can be overwhelming at times. Both our own choices and the choices of others can have long-lasting consequences on our emotional and mental health. I have experience working with survivors of emotional, verbal, physical, and sexual abuse; those struggling with anxiety and depression; and clients in life-stage transition (i.e. young adults transitioning from college to career, postpartum women, or empty nesters).
(267) 460-6872 View (267) 460-6872
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Javan Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, CSC, NCC
Verified Verified
Ambler, PA 19002  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Nasim Javan, the owner of Javan Counseling. I have a strong background in providing mental health counseling to adolescents, teens, and adults for over 10 years. My goal is to form a strong bond and partnership with you to determine your goals and how we can reach them together. I'm here to guide you every step of the way and support you through life's ups and downs. My background in treating anxiety disorders, depression, daily stressors, school-based issues, trauma, substance abuse, parenting concerns, and relationship struggles will guide you towards making positive changes for your overall wellness and growth.
Hi! I'm Nasim Javan, the owner of Javan Counseling. I have a strong background in providing mental health counseling to adolescents, teens, and adults for over 10 years. My goal is to form a strong bond and partnership with you to determine your goals and how we can reach them together. I'm here to guide you every step of the way and support you through life's ups and downs. My background in treating anxiety disorders, depression, daily stressors, school-based issues, trauma, substance abuse, parenting concerns, and relationship struggles will guide you towards making positive changes for your overall wellness and growth.
(267) 833-4011 View (267) 833-4011

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Number of Therapists in 19002

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 19002 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
92% Depression
77% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
72% Stress
71% Trauma and PTSD
66% Grief

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Aetna
72% Highmark
60% Optum

How Therapists in 19002 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 19002?

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.