Therapists in 19041

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Amy Ruggiero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, JD
Verified
Haverford, PA 19041
Are you in a season of your life where you are juggling several roles - mother, wife, professional, etc.? Are you in the midst of or heading toward a transition in roles or phases of life? These times are hard for all of us, but there is a way to make them more bearable. I will work to help you understand who and where you are and how you got there. Together we will discover your innermost strengths and find a way for you to move forward toward your goals and dreams, staying true to yourself and your priorities.
Are you in a season of your life where you are juggling several roles - mother, wife, professional, etc.? Are you in the midst of or heading toward a transition in roles or phases of life? These times are hard for all of us, but there is a way to make them more bearable. I will work to help you understand who and where you are and how you got there. Together we will discover your innermost strengths and find a way for you to move forward toward your goals and dreams, staying true to yourself and your priorities.
(484) 545-4272 View (484) 545-4272
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Tawanda Lewis-Hazan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Haverford, PA 19041
Deciding to see a therapist is a big step to addressing your issues, so congratulations! I know life is good . . . except for when it’s NOT. The human condition comes with all sorts of rich and rewarding experiences but there are also times when life is challenging, confusing, overwhelming, and emotionally exhausting. I believe that people are more resilient than they realize. I am here to help you come to this realization by working with you to reach your goals of achieving wellness, healing, and success.
Deciding to see a therapist is a big step to addressing your issues, so congratulations! I know life is good . . . except for when it’s NOT. The human condition comes with all sorts of rich and rewarding experiences but there are also times when life is challenging, confusing, overwhelming, and emotionally exhausting. I believe that people are more resilient than they realize. I am here to help you come to this realization by working with you to reach your goals of achieving wellness, healing, and success.
(484) 897-7339 View (484) 897-7339
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Main Line Therapy Solutions
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, PhD, LCSW, LPC
Verified
Haverford, PA 19041
Main Line Therapy Solutions is a private group practice comprised of clinicians who are Psychologists, Social Workers, and Counselors. We are in-network with most local health insurance companies. Our clinicians have various backgrounds and areas of expertise and provide services in a warm and supportive private practice setting. When appropriate, we are also able to provide Telehealth Sessions for those interested in remaining in the comfort of their own home.
Main Line Therapy Solutions is a private group practice comprised of clinicians who are Psychologists, Social Workers, and Counselors. We are in-network with most local health insurance companies. Our clinicians have various backgrounds and areas of expertise and provide services in a warm and supportive private practice setting. When appropriate, we are also able to provide Telehealth Sessions for those interested in remaining in the comfort of their own home.
(484) 376-5519 View (484) 376-5519
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Harris Finkelstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Haverford, PA 19041
Issues with learning, behaving or feeling often have their roots in different ways of experiencing and processing the world. In over 30 years of working with children, teens and young adults, I have developed a variety of techniques to understand problems and identify solutions. A significant part of my practice involves testing for learning differences and attention issues. I work with children and teens to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses and to find strategies that will help them to achieve their goals. As a consultant to selected private schools, I also provide guidance to teachers and parents.
Issues with learning, behaving or feeling often have their roots in different ways of experiencing and processing the world. In over 30 years of working with children, teens and young adults, I have developed a variety of techniques to understand problems and identify solutions. A significant part of my practice involves testing for learning differences and attention issues. I work with children and teens to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses and to find strategies that will help them to achieve their goals. As a consultant to selected private schools, I also provide guidance to teachers and parents.
(302) 525-0313 View (302) 525-0313
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Marcy Shoemaker
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Haverford, PA 19041
I believe strongly in helping people move forward in their lives by recognizing their strengths and helping them solve their problems. I am an action oriented psychologist with both business and healthcare experience. My form of psychology is not to merely listen but identify problems and developing a plan of action. Often problems are based on transitions which are difficult for everyone. By identifying the issues, developing steps and solutions, individuals will move forward in their lives. Transitions are a difficult time for many individuals which may occur with new jobs, changes in life e.g. becoming an empty nester and/or facing retirement
I believe strongly in helping people move forward in their lives by recognizing their strengths and helping them solve their problems. I am an action oriented psychologist with both business and healthcare experience. My form of psychology is not to merely listen but identify problems and developing a plan of action. Often problems are based on transitions which are difficult for everyone. By identifying the issues, developing steps and solutions, individuals will move forward in their lives. Transitions are a difficult time for many individuals which may occur with new jobs, changes in life e.g. becoming an empty nester and/or facing retirement
(215) 515-2068 View (215) 515-2068
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Sabra Walter
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Haverford, PA 19041
Sabra Walter, Psy. D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, who has been practicing since 2021. She graduated from Chestnut Hill College with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a specialization in Couples and Family Therapy. Sabra believes in utilizing an integrative approach, taking into consideration the unique needs of each person. Drawing from her systemic training, she acknowledges the role of environmental factors (i. e. , family history, social experiences, personality, cultural influences, etc. ) on mental health and daily functioning.
Sabra Walter, Psy. D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, who has been practicing since 2021. She graduated from Chestnut Hill College with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a specialization in Couples and Family Therapy. Sabra believes in utilizing an integrative approach, taking into consideration the unique needs of each person. Drawing from her systemic training, she acknowledges the role of environmental factors (i. e. , family history, social experiences, personality, cultural influences, etc. ) on mental health and daily functioning.
(484) 946-8043 View (484) 946-8043
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Michelle Hurtt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP
Verified
Haverford, PA 19041
Michelle Hurtt, LPC Michelle Hurtt is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master's Degree in Counseling from Cairn University. Her experience includes working through a foster care agency, in community behavioral health, and private practice. She has a passion for working with women who are survivors of trauma - in particular sexual trauma, childhood sexual abuse and domestic violence. She also works with mother-survivors of childhood trauma who are struggling to effectively parent. Michelle's trauma certifications include Advanced Certified Trauma & Resilience Practitioner and Certified Clinical Trauma Practitioner.
Michelle Hurtt, LPC Michelle Hurtt is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master's Degree in Counseling from Cairn University. Her experience includes working through a foster care agency, in community behavioral health, and private practice. She has a passion for working with women who are survivors of trauma - in particular sexual trauma, childhood sexual abuse and domestic violence. She also works with mother-survivors of childhood trauma who are struggling to effectively parent. Michelle's trauma certifications include Advanced Certified Trauma & Resilience Practitioner and Certified Clinical Trauma Practitioner.
(484) 292-2457 View (484) 292-2457
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Lane Kelemen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Haverford, PA 19041
Not accepting new clients
Over the past 20+ years I've worked together with clients as they develop new ways to live with the challenges they face. It's been a privilege to do so. Anxiety, sadness, lonliness, lowered self-esteem, and difficulties in relationships all can interfere with the lives we hope to live. I work to understand the way these difficulties have developed and how these function in daily life. Then, together with the client, I use symptom focused and short-term treatments to address the difficulties within the larger context of their meaning in each client's life.
Over the past 20+ years I've worked together with clients as they develop new ways to live with the challenges they face. It's been a privilege to do so. Anxiety, sadness, lonliness, lowered self-esteem, and difficulties in relationships all can interfere with the lives we hope to live. I work to understand the way these difficulties have developed and how these function in daily life. Then, together with the client, I use symptom focused and short-term treatments to address the difficulties within the larger context of their meaning in each client's life.
(734) 984-4998 View (734) 984-4998
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Mark C Weichelt
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Haverford, PA 19041
Mark Weichelt earned his Master’s in Clinical Counseling from LaSalle University, and received extensive training in contextual behavioral science, primarily ACT, including DBT, CBT, and other mindfulness-based approaches. He is certified both as a clinical trauma professional and mindfulness meditation teacher. In recent years, Mark has been working extensively with young adults facing transition challenges and/or ADHD-related issues. Mark has found success in integrating meditation and other mindfulness practices to promote growth and encourage personal exploration, inside and outside of the clinical setting.
Mark Weichelt earned his Master’s in Clinical Counseling from LaSalle University, and received extensive training in contextual behavioral science, primarily ACT, including DBT, CBT, and other mindfulness-based approaches. He is certified both as a clinical trauma professional and mindfulness meditation teacher. In recent years, Mark has been working extensively with young adults facing transition challenges and/or ADHD-related issues. Mark has found success in integrating meditation and other mindfulness practices to promote growth and encourage personal exploration, inside and outside of the clinical setting.
(484) 496-3862 View (484) 496-3862
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Elizabeth B. Briganti
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Haverford, PA 19041
My approach involves bringing change about from the inside out. We will work towards understanding how the problems that brought you here developed, what they mean, and the purpose that they serve. This approach goes beyond simply treating symptoms and strives to help you make changes that are deeply-rooted and long-lasting. It has been proven that the therapeutic relationship actually creates healthier connections in your brain. In younger children this deeper type of therapeutic change is often accomplished through therapeutic play. Play is the natural language of children and allows them to express their thoughts and feelings.
My approach involves bringing change about from the inside out. We will work towards understanding how the problems that brought you here developed, what they mean, and the purpose that they serve. This approach goes beyond simply treating symptoms and strives to help you make changes that are deeply-rooted and long-lasting. It has been proven that the therapeutic relationship actually creates healthier connections in your brain. In younger children this deeper type of therapeutic change is often accomplished through therapeutic play. Play is the natural language of children and allows them to express their thoughts and feelings.
(267) 403-4235 View (267) 403-4235
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Jiao Shen
Counselor, MA, MEd, LPC, BC-DMT
Verified
Haverford, PA 19041
Ms. Jiao Shen is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania and Board-Certified Dance Movement Therapist (BC-DMT). She obtained a Master’s degree in Counseling from Drexel University in Pennsylvania, USA, as well as a Master’s degree in Education in Shanghai, China. Ms. Shen explored different populations, settings, and diagnoses during her practice. They include a population with behavior, substance abuse, or disabled issues. Also, there is a wide range of the diagnoses, such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, schizophrenia, and so on.
Ms. Jiao Shen is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania and Board-Certified Dance Movement Therapist (BC-DMT). She obtained a Master’s degree in Counseling from Drexel University in Pennsylvania, USA, as well as a Master’s degree in Education in Shanghai, China. Ms. Shen explored different populations, settings, and diagnoses during her practice. They include a population with behavior, substance abuse, or disabled issues. Also, there is a wide range of the diagnoses, such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, schizophrenia, and so on.
(484) 673-6181 View (484) 673-6181
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Nina Yashin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Haverford, PA 19041
Feeling stagnant or stuck? Do you feel lost, overwhelmed, unfulfilled, or isolated? Do you find yourself repeating the same behaviors, even though you know they are not helping you get to where you want to be? You want things to be different with your entire being, but for whatever reason just cant seem to get there. You've turned to addictive behaviors or developed an unhealthy relationship with food to cope. Self sabotage and self criticism turns into a vicious cycle. You have tried therapy before, but didn't feel like you got what you needed because you were listened to but not challenged or pushed out of your comfort zone.
Feeling stagnant or stuck? Do you feel lost, overwhelmed, unfulfilled, or isolated? Do you find yourself repeating the same behaviors, even though you know they are not helping you get to where you want to be? You want things to be different with your entire being, but for whatever reason just cant seem to get there. You've turned to addictive behaviors or developed an unhealthy relationship with food to cope. Self sabotage and self criticism turns into a vicious cycle. You have tried therapy before, but didn't feel like you got what you needed because you were listened to but not challenged or pushed out of your comfort zone.
(484) 715-0773 View (484) 715-0773
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Dan Cooper
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Haverford, PA 19041
Dan Cooper is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2016. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Master's Degree in Psychology from Kaplan University and Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. Dan has experience working with adults in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, chemical dependency units, and general outpatient services. He has specialized experience treating addiction/substance use, depression, anxiety, ADHD, relationship discord, and problems related to stress and life transitions.
Dan Cooper is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2016. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Master's Degree in Psychology from Kaplan University and Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. Dan has experience working with adults in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, chemical dependency units, and general outpatient services. He has specialized experience treating addiction/substance use, depression, anxiety, ADHD, relationship discord, and problems related to stress and life transitions.
(484) 739-9052 View (484) 739-9052
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Regina Rothe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Haverford, PA 19041
I have enjoyed clinical social work with adolescents and adults for about 25 years in a variety of settings. I will support your journey of self discovery and growth with curiosity and humility coupled with training and experience. Attachment theory, science, attention to the intersection of multiple identities with emphasis on the relationship between myself and clients grounds my practice. I believe healing occurs in relationships. I create a safe, supportive environment in which you can unpack and explore your feelings and needs to create the live you want and deserve. Provide LCSW supervision as well.
I have enjoyed clinical social work with adolescents and adults for about 25 years in a variety of settings. I will support your journey of self discovery and growth with curiosity and humility coupled with training and experience. Attachment theory, science, attention to the intersection of multiple identities with emphasis on the relationship between myself and clients grounds my practice. I believe healing occurs in relationships. I create a safe, supportive environment in which you can unpack and explore your feelings and needs to create the live you want and deserve. Provide LCSW supervision as well.
(484) 310-7280 View (484) 310-7280
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Child and Family Art Therapy Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified
Haverford, PA 19041
We are child-adolescent art & play therapy specialists who help clients ages 3-22 develop powerful coping skills to overcome challenges to succeed at home, school, & in relationships! Parents who engage us in therapy seek an effective therapist with whom their child will feel supremely comfortable & not resist. You found us! We KNOW how children think, & our waiting rooms, offices, & approaches are designed to help children & teens enjoy therapy. We treat a range of emotional-behavioral challenges & have a sub-specialty in social skills groups for neurodiverse children. Located in Haverford, Paoli, Blue Bell, & Center City.
We are child-adolescent art & play therapy specialists who help clients ages 3-22 develop powerful coping skills to overcome challenges to succeed at home, school, & in relationships! Parents who engage us in therapy seek an effective therapist with whom their child will feel supremely comfortable & not resist. You found us! We KNOW how children think, & our waiting rooms, offices, & approaches are designed to help children & teens enjoy therapy. We treat a range of emotional-behavioral challenges & have a sub-specialty in social skills groups for neurodiverse children. Located in Haverford, Paoli, Blue Bell, & Center City.
(610) 854-8286 x1 View (610) 854-8286 x1
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Heather Brucker
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSEd, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Haverford, PA 19041
I understand how challenging it can be to get started in therapy, and I believe that anyone who seeks out help demonstrates true courage. I aim to meet clients of all backgrounds where they are, with an open and non-judgmental space that feels safe and welcoming. I work across a wide variety of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression and trauma. With each relationship, I strive to create a compassionate and collaborative partnership so that clients feel empowered to work toward becoming the best version of themselves.
I understand how challenging it can be to get started in therapy, and I believe that anyone who seeks out help demonstrates true courage. I aim to meet clients of all backgrounds where they are, with an open and non-judgmental space that feels safe and welcoming. I work across a wide variety of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression and trauma. With each relationship, I strive to create a compassionate and collaborative partnership so that clients feel empowered to work toward becoming the best version of themselves.
(484) 558-2663 View (484) 558-2663
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Eclipse Therapy Group / John Armando, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Haverford, PA 19041
We all long for safe and secure connections. And yet our relationships to ourselves and our internal experiences often include irritation, anxiety, and doubt. We'll reconnect you to the clarity and balance that’s available when the chatter in your head and body can be taught to cease. My approach validates that we all get stuck in painful patterns, and that it’s possible to change those patterns to make room for the development of new experiences of insight, self-acceptance, stability and, personal growth. I’ll guide you in a process to heal emotional wounds, to access more inner calm, and to embody the best version of yourself.
We all long for safe and secure connections. And yet our relationships to ourselves and our internal experiences often include irritation, anxiety, and doubt. We'll reconnect you to the clarity and balance that’s available when the chatter in your head and body can be taught to cease. My approach validates that we all get stuck in painful patterns, and that it’s possible to change those patterns to make room for the development of new experiences of insight, self-acceptance, stability and, personal growth. I’ll guide you in a process to heal emotional wounds, to access more inner calm, and to embody the best version of yourself.
(610) 850-9643 View (610) 850-9643
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Jaimee Arndt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Haverford, PA 19041
Jaimee Arndt, MBA, MS, LPC Jaimee is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College. She has clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families from diverse backgrounds across various settings, including community mental health, schools and outpatient clinics. Her experience includes treating individuals with depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, adolescent issues, and peer and family conflicts.
Jaimee Arndt, MBA, MS, LPC Jaimee is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College. She has clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families from diverse backgrounds across various settings, including community mental health, schools and outpatient clinics. Her experience includes treating individuals with depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, adolescent issues, and peer and family conflicts.
(484) 989-7023 View (484) 989-7023
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Sonja Spangler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Haverford, PA 19041  (Online Only)
What is your story? It's common to have a running narrative about who you are in this world. We use certain words to describe ourselves, like “I’m too shy.” “I’m an anxious person.” “I’m bad at dating.” While these stories are based on real experiences, they can also hold power over our self-esteem, our decision-making, and our relationships. I too have suffered from a limiting self-concept. I even traveled the world in an effort to "find myself." What I came home with was the firm belief that the seed of change lies in self-acceptance.
What is your story? It's common to have a running narrative about who you are in this world. We use certain words to describe ourselves, like “I’m too shy.” “I’m an anxious person.” “I’m bad at dating.” While these stories are based on real experiences, they can also hold power over our self-esteem, our decision-making, and our relationships. I too have suffered from a limiting self-concept. I even traveled the world in an effort to "find myself." What I came home with was the firm belief that the seed of change lies in self-acceptance.
(610) 590-4820 View (610) 590-4820
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Susan Amsterdam
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Haverford, PA 19041
As a licensed psychologist and certified family therapist for over 36 years in the greater Philadelphia area, I have worked with numerous patients coping with a variety of conflicts, challenges, and circumstances unique to their lives. I am committed to the well being of, and truly care for all my patients and work diligently to help them find the answers they seek. In my work the most important and essential ingredient is a strong therapeutic relationship with my patients.
As a licensed psychologist and certified family therapist for over 36 years in the greater Philadelphia area, I have worked with numerous patients coping with a variety of conflicts, challenges, and circumstances unique to their lives. I am committed to the well being of, and truly care for all my patients and work diligently to help them find the answers they seek. In my work the most important and essential ingredient is a strong therapeutic relationship with my patients.
(484) 276-3159 View (484) 276-3159

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Number of Therapists in 19041

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 19041 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
95% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
66% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
69% Optum
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 19041 see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
14% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 19041?

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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.