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Sarah M Lewis
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19110
I have sought and found so much personal growth through my own therapy and I recognize the strength in having someone there, to bear witness to both the joys and sorrows that are part of living. I want to help you navigate life’s challenges with an open mind and heart and nurture your own resilience. I strive to help individuals better understand their own complex and nuanced stories, with care and compassion. Therapy is a place where the bigger harder feelings have room to breath and define themselves for us; where we can process the past and get excited for the present and future.
I have sought and found so much personal growth through my own therapy and I recognize the strength in having someone there, to bear witness to both the joys and sorrows that are part of living. I want to help you navigate life’s challenges with an open mind and heart and nurture your own resilience. I strive to help individuals better understand their own complex and nuanced stories, with care and compassion. Therapy is a place where the bigger harder feelings have room to breath and define themselves for us; where we can process the past and get excited for the present and future.
(267) 715-2291 View (267) 715-2291
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Mitchell Wright
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19110
Feeling comfortable, supported, and safe are imperative for your therapeutic experience. I prioritize a person-centered approach, embracing every client wholeheartedly. Together, we'll delve into the patterns of your thoughts, emotions, actions, and values to foster a richer self-awareness and awareness of your relationships with others. I am passionate about providing a non-judgmental and open space to explore your experiences and help you overcome any challenges. I also have experience helping individuals recover from substance use issues and build a healthy relationship with alcohol and drugs.
Feeling comfortable, supported, and safe are imperative for your therapeutic experience. I prioritize a person-centered approach, embracing every client wholeheartedly. Together, we'll delve into the patterns of your thoughts, emotions, actions, and values to foster a richer self-awareness and awareness of your relationships with others. I am passionate about providing a non-judgmental and open space to explore your experiences and help you overcome any challenges. I also have experience helping individuals recover from substance use issues and build a healthy relationship with alcohol and drugs.
(267) 710-8560 View (267) 710-8560
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Brian Swope
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19110
I believe that everyone has their potential already within them. Because of this, therapy is a place to discover what is possible and to provide the structure, tools, and outside perspective to more consistently bring your authentic self into your everyday. As we grow, we find that the ways we’ve seen and known ourselves no longer work for us, and the people around us change the dynamics in which we operate. Whether it is big life changes and self image issues to sexuality and relationship challenges, we have to take responsibility for our part and direct our effort to the areas where we have influence and control.
I believe that everyone has their potential already within them. Because of this, therapy is a place to discover what is possible and to provide the structure, tools, and outside perspective to more consistently bring your authentic self into your everyday. As we grow, we find that the ways we’ve seen and known ourselves no longer work for us, and the people around us change the dynamics in which we operate. Whether it is big life changes and self image issues to sexuality and relationship challenges, we have to take responsibility for our part and direct our effort to the areas where we have influence and control.
(215) 764-5469 View (215) 764-5469
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Maria Buxton
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19110
Not accepting new clients
You are dimensional. Each piece of who you are today is colored by experience and each experience is shaped by relationships, culture, identity, intergenerational patterns, and all the ways these interplay with each other. The state of the world coupled with pre-existing anxiety, depression, etc. can make pursuing interpersonal change daunting and overwhelming, but you don't need me to tell you that. By embracing a journey of self-discovery, you are taking steps towards growth, accountability, empowerment, and clarity. You are ready to align your actions with your values, and set yourself up for a more fulfilling future.
You are dimensional. Each piece of who you are today is colored by experience and each experience is shaped by relationships, culture, identity, intergenerational patterns, and all the ways these interplay with each other. The state of the world coupled with pre-existing anxiety, depression, etc. can make pursuing interpersonal change daunting and overwhelming, but you don't need me to tell you that. By embracing a journey of self-discovery, you are taking steps towards growth, accountability, empowerment, and clarity. You are ready to align your actions with your values, and set yourself up for a more fulfilling future.
(267) 762-9704 View (267) 762-9704
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Kerry Hill
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19110
I'm passionate about self-forgiveness, self-identity, chronic illness and hidden disability, finding your life's purpose and desires, relational conflict, and experiences of the LGBTQIA+ community.​ I believe therapy is inherently political and I don’t shy away from the impact that our society’s history, policies, and practices have on our mental health. I want to help you explore the intersections of your experiences and identities.
I'm passionate about self-forgiveness, self-identity, chronic illness and hidden disability, finding your life's purpose and desires, relational conflict, and experiences of the LGBTQIA+ community.​ I believe therapy is inherently political and I don’t shy away from the impact that our society’s history, policies, and practices have on our mental health. I want to help you explore the intersections of your experiences and identities.
(267) 389-9311 View (267) 389-9311
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Valeriya Spektor
Psychologist, PhD, MEd, SEP
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19110
Not accepting new clients
You have the capacity to heal; you just need the right conditions to support your growth. Working together can offer an opportunity to become "unstuck" from painful patterns. If you live with trauma and long to feel safe, we will honor your agency and address the impact of trauma on your life in small steps, so that you can start to feel better and more whole. In addition, clients seeking support for relationship challenges, grief, body image or eating concerns, and life transitions might find me to be a great fit. I work with many immigrant and international clients and identify as an immigrant myself.
You have the capacity to heal; you just need the right conditions to support your growth. Working together can offer an opportunity to become "unstuck" from painful patterns. If you live with trauma and long to feel safe, we will honor your agency and address the impact of trauma on your life in small steps, so that you can start to feel better and more whole. In addition, clients seeking support for relationship challenges, grief, body image or eating concerns, and life transitions might find me to be a great fit. I work with many immigrant and international clients and identify as an immigrant myself.
(267) 435-3495 View (267) 435-3495
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PHL Therapy Collective
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19110
PHL Therapy Collective operates as a training site for area master's therapy students and a place for these interns to begin in private practice after graduation, bringing with them the clients they already have. Clients can expect a supportive space for change - not changing themselves, but changing their perspective to see more solutions and a deeper understanding of the causes behind the issues that bring them in. You will be treated as the expert on yourself - we are here to support change and offering new tools along the way. We believe you are enough and have everything you need, some of it just needs to be rediscovered.
PHL Therapy Collective operates as a training site for area master's therapy students and a place for these interns to begin in private practice after graduation, bringing with them the clients they already have. Clients can expect a supportive space for change - not changing themselves, but changing their perspective to see more solutions and a deeper understanding of the causes behind the issues that bring them in. You will be treated as the expert on yourself - we are here to support change and offering new tools along the way. We believe you are enough and have everything you need, some of it just needs to be rediscovered.
(267) 641-1517 View (267) 641-1517
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Louis Hewett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19110
Not accepting new clients
Hi! I’m Louis! I specialize in grief counseling and mood disorders, as well as working with the LGBTQIA+ community, of which I am a part. As a second-generation Greek-American, gay man with cerebral palsy, I draw upon my varied background and personal experience to provide an inclusive, accepting, and empathetic space for my clients. I hold Bachelor’s Degrees in Health Sciences from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and Behavioral Health Counseling from Drexel University. I have also attained my Master of Arts in Counseling from Northwestern University. I am a LPC (LPCMH) in both Pennsylvania and Delaware, respectively.
Hi! I’m Louis! I specialize in grief counseling and mood disorders, as well as working with the LGBTQIA+ community, of which I am a part. As a second-generation Greek-American, gay man with cerebral palsy, I draw upon my varied background and personal experience to provide an inclusive, accepting, and empathetic space for my clients. I hold Bachelor’s Degrees in Health Sciences from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and Behavioral Health Counseling from Drexel University. I have also attained my Master of Arts in Counseling from Northwestern University. I am a LPC (LPCMH) in both Pennsylvania and Delaware, respectively.
(215) 234-1354 View (215) 234-1354
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Heather Novack Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19110
I approach treatment as a collaboration between two partners, working together to deepen our understanding of your concerns, and construct alternative ways of thinking, being, relating and feeling. As a relational psychodynamic therapist, I consider our relationship an essential mechanism of change.
I approach treatment as a collaboration between two partners, working together to deepen our understanding of your concerns, and construct alternative ways of thinking, being, relating and feeling. As a relational psychodynamic therapist, I consider our relationship an essential mechanism of change.
(410) 469-6344 View (410) 469-6344
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Liza Linder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19110
I truly believe that therapy works best when there is a strong and trusting relationship between client and therapist. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I believe in a strengths based perspective, and unconditional positive regard for my clients. The majority of my career has been exclusively serving the LGBTQ+ and the PLWHIV communities. I am fiercely passionate about both of these communities. I believe that we are all on our own journeys, and it often helps to have someone take that journey with you. It helps to have someone who sees you, hears you, and believes you. I will walk with you and hold that safe space for you.
I truly believe that therapy works best when there is a strong and trusting relationship between client and therapist. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I believe in a strengths based perspective, and unconditional positive regard for my clients. The majority of my career has been exclusively serving the LGBTQ+ and the PLWHIV communities. I am fiercely passionate about both of these communities. I believe that we are all on our own journeys, and it often helps to have someone take that journey with you. It helps to have someone who sees you, hears you, and believes you. I will walk with you and hold that safe space for you.
(267) 762-2588 View (267) 762-2588
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Paul Hiatt
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19110
Talk therapy works, but finding a therapist can be daunting. I offer free initial consultations to help you determine if we are a good fit and to point you in the right direction. I'm Dr. Paul Hiatt, a clinical psychologist, which means I have doctoral-level expertise in the comprehensive assessment and non-medication based treatment of mental health problems. I have particular interest in working with LGBT individuals. Clients tell me they feel supported, relaxed and comfortable opening up with me, providing significant relief in the short-term and facilitating change in the long-term.
Talk therapy works, but finding a therapist can be daunting. I offer free initial consultations to help you determine if we are a good fit and to point you in the right direction. I'm Dr. Paul Hiatt, a clinical psychologist, which means I have doctoral-level expertise in the comprehensive assessment and non-medication based treatment of mental health problems. I have particular interest in working with LGBT individuals. Clients tell me they feel supported, relaxed and comfortable opening up with me, providing significant relief in the short-term and facilitating change in the long-term.
(267) 245-6483 View (267) 245-6483
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Mimiko Watanabe
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19110  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a person whose experiences and identities do not fit neatly into categories, I have encountered the challenges of navigating a society that operates on the assumption that ‘one size fits all’ works for everyone. I strive to create a different kind of space in my therapeutic approach. I view therapy as a collaborative process, recognizing that each unique individual requires different kinds of support, which can change over time. I am a multiracial (half white and half Japanese), cisgender, queer woman, with an immigrant parent and firsthand understanding of the complexities of navigating a multicultural family.
As a person whose experiences and identities do not fit neatly into categories, I have encountered the challenges of navigating a society that operates on the assumption that ‘one size fits all’ works for everyone. I strive to create a different kind of space in my therapeutic approach. I view therapy as a collaborative process, recognizing that each unique individual requires different kinds of support, which can change over time. I am a multiracial (half white and half Japanese), cisgender, queer woman, with an immigrant parent and firsthand understanding of the complexities of navigating a multicultural family.
(484) 283-2234 View (484) 283-2234
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Chenglu Ding
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSEd, MPhilEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19110
Are you feeling down, anxious, and isolated? Are you experiencing struggles with work, life transitions, or unresolved trauma? I am passionate about working with adults, children, couples, and families who are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress management, and life transitions. I am also dedicated to assisting immigrants and international students in navigating adjustments to American culture.
Are you feeling down, anxious, and isolated? Are you experiencing struggles with work, life transitions, or unresolved trauma? I am passionate about working with adults, children, couples, and families who are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress management, and life transitions. I am also dedicated to assisting immigrants and international students in navigating adjustments to American culture.
(267) 389-9369 View (267) 389-9369
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Rebecca (Rowan) Levy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, PC01569
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19110  (Online Only)
You want something different, but it’s hard to motivate and place what that really is. You are sensitive, creative, queer, thoughtful, and full of so many thoughts. You likely have a habit of overextending yourself in the hopes of finding where you feel you belong. You see patterns in your relationships that you want to examine and change, and some part of you knows that you deserve a more satisfying life. Therapy is a non-judgmental space in which you can overcome familiar patterns by being witnessed and heard, and acquire tools to improve your relationship with yourself and others.
You want something different, but it’s hard to motivate and place what that really is. You are sensitive, creative, queer, thoughtful, and full of so many thoughts. You likely have a habit of overextending yourself in the hopes of finding where you feel you belong. You see patterns in your relationships that you want to examine and change, and some part of you knows that you deserve a more satisfying life. Therapy is a non-judgmental space in which you can overcome familiar patterns by being witnessed and heard, and acquire tools to improve your relationship with yourself and others.
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Tabs Ulmer
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19110
I invite anyone who feels the need to talk to someone who is ready and eager to listen to them. Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder 1 &2, ADHD, Autism and Attachment are some of the main issues that bring clients to me. I have worked in mental, behavioral and relational health for the last ten years and am excited to welcome couples, duos, ethically and consensually non-monogamous clients as well as individuals. One approach to issues which I have adopted in my practice is the idea that all behavior is communication, sometimes we need some help finding out what we are trying to say.
I invite anyone who feels the need to talk to someone who is ready and eager to listen to them. Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder 1 &2, ADHD, Autism and Attachment are some of the main issues that bring clients to me. I have worked in mental, behavioral and relational health for the last ten years and am excited to welcome couples, duos, ethically and consensually non-monogamous clients as well as individuals. One approach to issues which I have adopted in my practice is the idea that all behavior is communication, sometimes we need some help finding out what we are trying to say.
(267) 704-8423 View (267) 704-8423
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Chris Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CSTS, CST, CHES
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19110
Are you are looking for a therapist who understands what it means to be part of the LGBTQ+ community and/or a male socialized person? I or a member of my team at the Center for Healthier Relationships, Individuals & Sexualities may be a good fit. I have an amazing team of therapists, from low fee interns to therapists with years of experience. The team specializes in working with LGBTQ+ populations and is compromised of members of the community. The team has a variety of specialities, including sex therapy, addiction, behavioral modification, couples intimacy concerns, and men's issues, to name a few.
Are you are looking for a therapist who understands what it means to be part of the LGBTQ+ community and/or a male socialized person? I or a member of my team at the Center for Healthier Relationships, Individuals & Sexualities may be a good fit. I have an amazing team of therapists, from low fee interns to therapists with years of experience. The team specializes in working with LGBTQ+ populations and is compromised of members of the community. The team has a variety of specialities, including sex therapy, addiction, behavioral modification, couples intimacy concerns, and men's issues, to name a few.
(484) 228-7203 View (484) 228-7203
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Ana M Hagstrand
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19110
Not accepting new clients
***NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS***Welcome to my profile. I have worked with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, relationship problems, developmental challenges, traumatic experiences, and other significant stressors. I believe that positive change is facilitated by a safe and nonjudgmental environment where you feel comfortable to explore your feelings and seek an understanding of what is preventing you from living the life you want. My goal is to create this environment and work collaboratively with you to achieve personal growth.
***NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS***Welcome to my profile. I have worked with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, relationship problems, developmental challenges, traumatic experiences, and other significant stressors. I believe that positive change is facilitated by a safe and nonjudgmental environment where you feel comfortable to explore your feelings and seek an understanding of what is preventing you from living the life you want. My goal is to create this environment and work collaboratively with you to achieve personal growth.
(215) 688-5760 View (215) 688-5760
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Andrea N. Falzone
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19110
I love being a therapist and helping individuals develop a deeper understanding of, and connection to, themselves and others. I value building a strong therapeutic relationship based on acceptance, trust, and empathic understanding, where individuals feel safe, heard, valued and empowered to heal and make the positive changes for which they desire. I use a variety of methods in my work, including relational, cognitive, behavioral, and emotion-focused interventions in an integrative fashion to address each person's unique concerns. With children, I incorporate developmentally-sensitive interventions and mediums for self-expression.
I love being a therapist and helping individuals develop a deeper understanding of, and connection to, themselves and others. I value building a strong therapeutic relationship based on acceptance, trust, and empathic understanding, where individuals feel safe, heard, valued and empowered to heal and make the positive changes for which they desire. I use a variety of methods in my work, including relational, cognitive, behavioral, and emotion-focused interventions in an integrative fashion to address each person's unique concerns. With children, I incorporate developmentally-sensitive interventions and mediums for self-expression.
(267) 692-4069 View (267) 692-4069
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Betty C Rice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, SAP
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19110
Psychotherapy is my dream job. I typically see individuals struggling with relational issues whether it be family or significant other and mood disorders (depression/anxiety). I listen and try to understand what a person needs in therapy; problem-solving, support, insight into life situations, difficult work situations, or personal growth and understanding. I work closely with the Gay/Lesbian population and do couples counseling.
Psychotherapy is my dream job. I typically see individuals struggling with relational issues whether it be family or significant other and mood disorders (depression/anxiety). I listen and try to understand what a person needs in therapy; problem-solving, support, insight into life situations, difficult work situations, or personal growth and understanding. I work closely with the Gay/Lesbian population and do couples counseling.
(215) 688-5751 View (215) 688-5751
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Perry Liss
Esq, MA
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19110
While I counsel clients on all mental health related issues, my expertise lies in recovery from addiction/alcoholism, and coping with anxiety, stress & depression. If your goal is to stop drinking/using drugs, to cope with or support a loved one who suffers from addiction/alcoholism, or to cope with anxiety, stress and depression, I can absolutely help you. I know how difficult these issues are, and how important it is to find the right therapist to help you navigate them. I have lived with and overcome issues with addiction, anxiety, and depression. You want someone who personally understands what it's like, and I definitely do.
While I counsel clients on all mental health related issues, my expertise lies in recovery from addiction/alcoholism, and coping with anxiety, stress & depression. If your goal is to stop drinking/using drugs, to cope with or support a loved one who suffers from addiction/alcoholism, or to cope with anxiety, stress and depression, I can absolutely help you. I know how difficult these issues are, and how important it is to find the right therapist to help you navigate them. I have lived with and overcome issues with addiction, anxiety, and depression. You want someone who personally understands what it's like, and I definitely do.
(267) 668-2021 View (267) 668-2021

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Number of Therapists in 19110

30+

Average cost per session

$167

Therapists in 19110 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
94% Relationship Issues
91% Depression
88% Self Esteem
75% Coping Skills
69% Stress
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Aetna
60% BlueCross and BlueShield
50% Highmark

How Therapists in 19110 see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

68% Female
20% Male
12% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 19110?

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.