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Orlando Castro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CIC, PHR
Verified Verified
Wallingford, PA 19086  (Online Only)
As a licensed clinical social worker for over 20 years, I am an experienced professional helper to individuals, groups, and organizations. I am a dedicated counselor meeting my clients exactly where they are, partnering, and helping them navigate through challenges, achieve well-being, desired happiness and success. I hold degrees in Clinical Social Work and in Law and Social Policy. Eager to expand my ability to connect and widen my helper skill set, I earned certificates in the following modalities: Modern Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Brief Solution-Focused treatment, Industrial and Life Coaching and, Emotional Intelligence.
As a licensed clinical social worker for over 20 years, I am an experienced professional helper to individuals, groups, and organizations. I am a dedicated counselor meeting my clients exactly where they are, partnering, and helping them navigate through challenges, achieve well-being, desired happiness and success. I hold degrees in Clinical Social Work and in Law and Social Policy. Eager to expand my ability to connect and widen my helper skill set, I earned certificates in the following modalities: Modern Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Brief Solution-Focused treatment, Industrial and Life Coaching and, Emotional Intelligence.
(484) 483-5625 View (484) 483-5625
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Fay Kara
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Wallingford, PA 19086  (Online Only)
Welcome to my profile, my love for my family and my Mediterranean heritage is one strong motivational force that guides me to help individuals, couples and families cope with the everyday obstacles of life. Practicing for over 25 years I bring passion and dedication to my work with clients. Sensitive to the various contextual issues that influence one's life and relationships, I carry a systemic approach to treatment. I believe individuals, couples and families can only heal when they come in and are open to creating something different for themselves.
Welcome to my profile, my love for my family and my Mediterranean heritage is one strong motivational force that guides me to help individuals, couples and families cope with the everyday obstacles of life. Practicing for over 25 years I bring passion and dedication to my work with clients. Sensitive to the various contextual issues that influence one's life and relationships, I carry a systemic approach to treatment. I believe individuals, couples and families can only heal when they come in and are open to creating something different for themselves.
(609) 536-4342 View (609) 536-4342
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Anna Malkiewicz
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wallingford, PA 19086
Anna Malkiewicz is a Post-Doctoral Psychologist in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2018. She has a PsyD in Clinical Psychology. Anna works from a trauma-informed and multicultural awareness lens to better understand and support clients to work through distressing emotions and events. She utilizes self-compassion focused therapy as a foundation in her approach to best help clients reduce feelings of guilt and shame that may arise throughout treatment. Anna is passionate about helping clients process their emotions and exploring new adaptive coping skills to help individuals live a more fulfilling life.
Anna Malkiewicz is a Post-Doctoral Psychologist in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2018. She has a PsyD in Clinical Psychology. Anna works from a trauma-informed and multicultural awareness lens to better understand and support clients to work through distressing emotions and events. She utilizes self-compassion focused therapy as a foundation in her approach to best help clients reduce feelings of guilt and shame that may arise throughout treatment. Anna is passionate about helping clients process their emotions and exploring new adaptive coping skills to help individuals live a more fulfilling life.
(484) 246-8422 View (484) 246-8422
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Tori Capps
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Wallingford, PA 19086
Tori Capps is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling with concentrations in Trauma Studies and Child/Family Therapy from Arcadia University. Tori is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor with a Certification in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, with over 4 years specializing in substance use disorders/addictive behaviors, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. She has over 7 years of experience as a domestic violence counselor.
Tori Capps is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling with concentrations in Trauma Studies and Child/Family Therapy from Arcadia University. Tori is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor with a Certification in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, with over 4 years specializing in substance use disorders/addictive behaviors, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. She has over 7 years of experience as a domestic violence counselor.
(484) 435-2068 View (484) 435-2068
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Stephanie Winfree
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Wallingford, PA 19086
Hello! My name is Stephanie Winfree and I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for 12 years and I have over 20 years of work experience in multiple behavioral health entities with multicultural diverse populations. I have specifically worked in Child Welfare, Crisis Intervention, Community Behavioral Health including Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders and Co-Occurring Treatment. My 12 years of Adjunct Instruction has also helped to enhance my psychoeducational delivery of my primary therapeutic approach which is DBT Skills Training.
Hello! My name is Stephanie Winfree and I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for 12 years and I have over 20 years of work experience in multiple behavioral health entities with multicultural diverse populations. I have specifically worked in Child Welfare, Crisis Intervention, Community Behavioral Health including Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders and Co-Occurring Treatment. My 12 years of Adjunct Instruction has also helped to enhance my psychoeducational delivery of my primary therapeutic approach which is DBT Skills Training.
(484) 578-3189 View (484) 578-3189
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Stacey Gill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wallingford, PA 19086
Stacey Gill is a licensed clinical social worker and received her Master's in Social Work from Widener University in 2005. She is a Clinical Supervisor for the practice and sees children, adolescents, adults and families. Stacey has over 300 hours of study in yoga and meditation that is incorporated into her therapy practice. She is a trauma informed therapist, utilizing the mind/body connection to treat those with trauma histories. Stacey uses a mindfulness based cognitive behavioral therapy approach for those with depression and anxiety issues. She also has experience working with addiction issues and their families.
Stacey Gill is a licensed clinical social worker and received her Master's in Social Work from Widener University in 2005. She is a Clinical Supervisor for the practice and sees children, adolescents, adults and families. Stacey has over 300 hours of study in yoga and meditation that is incorporated into her therapy practice. She is a trauma informed therapist, utilizing the mind/body connection to treat those with trauma histories. Stacey uses a mindfulness based cognitive behavioral therapy approach for those with depression and anxiety issues. She also has experience working with addiction issues and their families.
(484) 642-0629 View (484) 642-0629
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Erika Kawamura
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Wallingford, PA 19086
Erika Kawamura is a licensed psychologist and a part of the second cohort to become a Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional (Diplomate of ACLM). She obtained her dual degrees in Doctor of Psychology and Master of Science in Human Resource & Organizational Leadership from Widener University in 2007. Her professional interests & areas of specialty include adjustment/life transition issues, health/wellness concerns, career counseling & workplace issues, stress management, ADHD symptom management strategies, anxiety, and depression.
Erika Kawamura is a licensed psychologist and a part of the second cohort to become a Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional (Diplomate of ACLM). She obtained her dual degrees in Doctor of Psychology and Master of Science in Human Resource & Organizational Leadership from Widener University in 2007. Her professional interests & areas of specialty include adjustment/life transition issues, health/wellness concerns, career counseling & workplace issues, stress management, ADHD symptom management strategies, anxiety, and depression.
(484) 482-5341 View (484) 482-5341
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Martine Lennon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Wallingford, PA 19086
Martine Lennon is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2018. She has an MA in Professional Clinical Counseling from La Salle University and a Bachelor of Psychology from Arcadia University. Martine is a person-centered therapist that helps guide the client on their journey, believing that the client is the expert of themselves. She helps clients develop or increase self-esteem and communicate effectively with others.
Martine Lennon is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2018. She has an MA in Professional Clinical Counseling from La Salle University and a Bachelor of Psychology from Arcadia University. Martine is a person-centered therapist that helps guide the client on their journey, believing that the client is the expert of themselves. She helps clients develop or increase self-esteem and communicate effectively with others.
(484) 289-6069 View (484) 289-6069
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Edward Friel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Wallingford, PA 19086
Ted received his Masters in Professional Counseling from Lasalle University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience with in-patient and out-patient services for a wide range of diagnoses, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental delays, conduct disorders, addictions, mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, and depression. He specializes in working with children, adolescents, and their families to help manage life while navigating their unique circumstances in a safe, caring environment. He also works with adult individuals and couples dealing with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and addictions.
Ted received his Masters in Professional Counseling from Lasalle University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience with in-patient and out-patient services for a wide range of diagnoses, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental delays, conduct disorders, addictions, mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, and depression. He specializes in working with children, adolescents, and their families to help manage life while navigating their unique circumstances in a safe, caring environment. He also works with adult individuals and couples dealing with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and addictions.
(484) 989-9835 View (484) 989-9835
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Sandra Thompson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Wallingford, PA 19086
Sandy is a licensed professional counselor and art therapist. Her eclectic approach utilizes interpersonal therapy, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). I strive to build a comfortable relationship to assist with identifying patterns of problematic thinking, insight into maladaptive behaviors and help with creating positive coping strategies. I know how important it is to find the right therapist where trust and confidence is essential for emotional expressiveness and change. She received her Masters degree (MS) from Hahnemann University and her BFA from the University of the Arts.
Sandy is a licensed professional counselor and art therapist. Her eclectic approach utilizes interpersonal therapy, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). I strive to build a comfortable relationship to assist with identifying patterns of problematic thinking, insight into maladaptive behaviors and help with creating positive coping strategies. I know how important it is to find the right therapist where trust and confidence is essential for emotional expressiveness and change. She received her Masters degree (MS) from Hahnemann University and her BFA from the University of the Arts.
(484) 613-3898 View (484) 613-3898
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Douglas Achtert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wallingford, PA 19086
Douglas Achtert is a licensed clinical social worker and received their Master's in Social Work from Bryn Mawr College in 2011. Doug sees adolescents, adults, and couples. They are an empowered meditation teacher in the Theravadan tradition and incorporate this background using a mindfulness based cognitive therapy approach towards clients with depression, grief, substance use issues, anxiety, or bipolar. Doug also utilizes the mind body connection and awareness to help with growth and meeting goals in all aspects of life.
Douglas Achtert is a licensed clinical social worker and received their Master's in Social Work from Bryn Mawr College in 2011. Doug sees adolescents, adults, and couples. They are an empowered meditation teacher in the Theravadan tradition and incorporate this background using a mindfulness based cognitive therapy approach towards clients with depression, grief, substance use issues, anxiety, or bipolar. Doug also utilizes the mind body connection and awareness to help with growth and meeting goals in all aspects of life.
(484) 603-6109 View (484) 603-6109
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H. L. Schwab
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
Wallingford, PA 19086
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist, based in Media, PA and Wilmington, DE. I have treated individuals, couples and families for 25 years, and have supervised other therapists. I believe that it is the relationships we have with each other that determine our peace of mind and quality of life. It is through relating more clearly with each other that we can improve our lives. I also offer group therapy for men.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist, based in Media, PA and Wilmington, DE. I have treated individuals, couples and families for 25 years, and have supervised other therapists. I believe that it is the relationships we have with each other that determine our peace of mind and quality of life. It is through relating more clearly with each other that we can improve our lives. I also offer group therapy for men.
(610) 915-8554 View (610) 915-8554
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Susan Carswell
Psychologist, PsyD, PhD
Verified Verified
Wallingford, PA 19086
I successfully treat individuals and couples in distress, often when life circumstances change. I help them understand and then alter the factors that interfere with their functioning. Sessions with me frequently focus on problematic relationships because so many problems stem from issues in current and past relationships. Furthermore, regardless of what causes problems, we are often empowered to address them when we have support from others. I strive to be warm, non-judgmental, and, when needed, verbally interactive, to foster the emotional safety and confidentiality that are essential for honest, productive self-examinations.
I successfully treat individuals and couples in distress, often when life circumstances change. I help them understand and then alter the factors that interfere with their functioning. Sessions with me frequently focus on problematic relationships because so many problems stem from issues in current and past relationships. Furthermore, regardless of what causes problems, we are often empowered to address them when we have support from others. I strive to be warm, non-judgmental, and, when needed, verbally interactive, to foster the emotional safety and confidentiality that are essential for honest, productive self-examinations.
(484) 802-8544 View (484) 802-8544
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Nanine Valen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Wallingford, PA 19086
Drawing on extensive training and background, I offer a widely varied range of treatment specialties in an interactive emotionally present therapy supporting my client's personal growth and well being as they learn techniques to reduce stress, clear the mind of fears and illusions, connecting to their own needs and feelings. My experience confirms that the expertise of the therapist is important, but equally vital is her depth of caring. I approach each client with an eclectic and open mind, drawing on techniques from Structural Family Therapy for Marital and Family problems, Cognitive/Behavioral, Mind/Body, Psychodynamic, Jungian-Oriented Dreamwork, Existential/Humanistic, Hypnotherapy.
Drawing on extensive training and background, I offer a widely varied range of treatment specialties in an interactive emotionally present therapy supporting my client's personal growth and well being as they learn techniques to reduce stress, clear the mind of fears and illusions, connecting to their own needs and feelings. My experience confirms that the expertise of the therapist is important, but equally vital is her depth of caring. I approach each client with an eclectic and open mind, drawing on techniques from Structural Family Therapy for Marital and Family problems, Cognitive/Behavioral, Mind/Body, Psychodynamic, Jungian-Oriented Dreamwork, Existential/Humanistic, Hypnotherapy.
(610) 915-8420 View (610) 915-8420
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Hazel Lafleur-Vetter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Wallingford, PA 19086
Are you struggling with interpersonal conflict, problems communicating effectively, infidelity, family & parenting difficulties, mid-life crises, and complex grief. I can help you find a deeper understanding of yourself & the struggles within your relationships. I offer RELATIONSHIP counseling with HEART and SKILL and can effectively help you to untangle your web of difficulties, melt power struggles, skillfully communicate and develop more satisfying ways of living, loving & relating. I have a vey high success rate helping relationships achieve the connection and joy their heart seeks.
Are you struggling with interpersonal conflict, problems communicating effectively, infidelity, family & parenting difficulties, mid-life crises, and complex grief. I can help you find a deeper understanding of yourself & the struggles within your relationships. I offer RELATIONSHIP counseling with HEART and SKILL and can effectively help you to untangle your web of difficulties, melt power struggles, skillfully communicate and develop more satisfying ways of living, loving & relating. I have a vey high success rate helping relationships achieve the connection and joy their heart seeks.
(610) 200-6322 View (610) 200-6322
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Jessica Gilpert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Wallingford, PA 19086  (Online Only)
I understand that talking to someone you don't know about personal issues is difficult, so I do my best to create a safe and relaxed environment. I primarily work with individuals coping with anxiety issues, depression, borderline personality disorder, bipolar d/o, those on the autism spectrum, self-worth and relationship issues. I have a personal interest in working with veterans, college students and individuals struggling with LGBT+ issues. I'm a pretty authentic, honest person, and I like to find and highlight your strengths, especially when you struggle with that.
I understand that talking to someone you don't know about personal issues is difficult, so I do my best to create a safe and relaxed environment. I primarily work with individuals coping with anxiety issues, depression, borderline personality disorder, bipolar d/o, those on the autism spectrum, self-worth and relationship issues. I have a personal interest in working with veterans, college students and individuals struggling with LGBT+ issues. I'm a pretty authentic, honest person, and I like to find and highlight your strengths, especially when you struggle with that.
(610) 839-8112 View (610) 839-8112
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Marianne Giegerich
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified Verified
Wallingford, PA 19086
I believe that therapy can be beneficial for anyone who feels that they are not living up to their full potential. I treat adults of all ages and have a background working in college counseling, LGBTQ issues and treating addictions. I work with a variety of obstacles to mental health, including mental illness, stress, feeling down or anxious, and relationship problems. I help clients to define problems, cope and respond in healthier ways, and achieve a deeper understanding and appreciation for themselves. I provide therapy to individuals and couples as well as drug and alcohol evaluations.
I believe that therapy can be beneficial for anyone who feels that they are not living up to their full potential. I treat adults of all ages and have a background working in college counseling, LGBTQ issues and treating addictions. I work with a variety of obstacles to mental health, including mental illness, stress, feeling down or anxious, and relationship problems. I help clients to define problems, cope and respond in healthier ways, and achieve a deeper understanding and appreciation for themselves. I provide therapy to individuals and couples as well as drug and alcohol evaluations.
(484) 652-8119 View (484) 652-8119
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Jim Basilio
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Wallingford, PA 19086
I listen gently, respectfully, and we proceed at a pace dictated by you. I am especially comfortable engaging in issues of a pastoral nature.
I listen gently, respectfully, and we proceed at a pace dictated by you. I am especially comfortable engaging in issues of a pastoral nature.
(484) 431-8689 View (484) 431-8689
Radka Jurkech
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified Verified
Wallingford, PA 19086
In my practice I work with individuals and couples. I believe that therapy can be a useful tool in learning to understand ourselves better, and in building more rewarding and healthy relationships with others. It is a unique opportunity to focus on what is important to us, and what may be preventing us from living to our full potential. In my practice I like to address emotional, cognitive and relational aspects of individual experience. My approach focuses on both, accomplishment of more pressing short term goals, as well as long term goals and personal growth.
In my practice I work with individuals and couples. I believe that therapy can be a useful tool in learning to understand ourselves better, and in building more rewarding and healthy relationships with others. It is a unique opportunity to focus on what is important to us, and what may be preventing us from living to our full potential. In my practice I like to address emotional, cognitive and relational aspects of individual experience. My approach focuses on both, accomplishment of more pressing short term goals, as well as long term goals and personal growth.
(215) 618-1535 View (215) 618-1535
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Jane E Iannuzzelli
Psychologist, MEd, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wallingford, PA 19086
Not accepting new clients
I began private practice in Media PA in 1985. Overall, I have a general practice providing individual therapy for persons suffering with anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. I also see couples and families. I began my career working in community mental health and have continued a commitment to providing affordable services, which allows for individuals to receive quality services provided by an experienced psychologist. My goal for all my clients is for us to grow together and learn from one another so that each individual client may achieve their personal goals through this process.
I began private practice in Media PA in 1985. Overall, I have a general practice providing individual therapy for persons suffering with anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. I also see couples and families. I began my career working in community mental health and have continued a commitment to providing affordable services, which allows for individuals to receive quality services provided by an experienced psychologist. My goal for all my clients is for us to grow together and learn from one another so that each individual client may achieve their personal goals through this process.
(610) 486-5147 View (610) 486-5147

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Number of Therapists in 19086

30+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in 19086 who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
92% Anxiety
74% Relationship Issues
74% Grief
66% Trauma and PTSD
53% Life Transitions
50% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
73% Cigna and Evernorth
69% Optum

How Therapists in 19086 see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
18% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 19086?

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.