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Makenzie Pacocha
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19130
If you are dealing with the impact of past or current trauma, all while trying to keep it together and manage the stress of daily life- you are in the right place. I work with adults and teens (16+) who yearn to heal, but feel like they can never quite find a therapist that they can be real with. You may be facing relationship challenges and attachment wounds, anxiety and low self-worth, past patterns resurfacing, or approval seeking and perfectionism. You deserve time and space to navigate these complexities, to untangle the threads of your experiences, and to rediscover profound self-compassion and connection.
If you are dealing with the impact of past or current trauma, all while trying to keep it together and manage the stress of daily life- you are in the right place. I work with adults and teens (16+) who yearn to heal, but feel like they can never quite find a therapist that they can be real with. You may be facing relationship challenges and attachment wounds, anxiety and low self-worth, past patterns resurfacing, or approval seeking and perfectionism. You deserve time and space to navigate these complexities, to untangle the threads of your experiences, and to rediscover profound self-compassion and connection.
(215) 709-5930 View (215) 709-5930
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Cliff Koos
M Ed
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19130  (Online Only)
I am a trauma-informed, integrative, EMDR therapist. I use ego states and parts work in conjunction with somatic work to help bring ‘online’ the left and right hemispheres of your brain. I am focused on treating the whole person and would like to have an open, honest conversation about what you are looking for and your treatment wants and needs.
I am a trauma-informed, integrative, EMDR therapist. I use ego states and parts work in conjunction with somatic work to help bring ‘online’ the left and right hemispheres of your brain. I am focused on treating the whole person and would like to have an open, honest conversation about what you are looking for and your treatment wants and needs.
(267) 651-9198 View (267) 651-9198
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Eve Havivi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19130  (Online Only)
Clients seek therapy for a variety of reasons and I look forward to helping you determine what purpose therapy will serve for you and what therapy will help you accomplish. I can support your strengths, help you understand yourself better, build new skills, make connections between your past and present, and heal trauma. I view clients as important collaborators in therapeutic treatment and I value your contributions and honor your personal identity and experience in the therapeutic process.
Clients seek therapy for a variety of reasons and I look forward to helping you determine what purpose therapy will serve for you and what therapy will help you accomplish. I can support your strengths, help you understand yourself better, build new skills, make connections between your past and present, and heal trauma. I view clients as important collaborators in therapeutic treatment and I value your contributions and honor your personal identity and experience in the therapeutic process.
(215) 261-5624 View (215) 261-5624
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Jessica Pavelka
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CYT
Verified Verified
31 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Do you often feel anxious or overwhelmed? Is a lack of motivation keeping you from doing the things you want to do? Whether you're dealing with feelings of sadness, anger, irritability, or using unhealthy coping strategies, I'm here to accompany you on your journey toward inner wellness. What does fulfillment mean to you, and what barriers hinder you from achieving it? In our sessions, we will explore these topics alongside your goals. I will offer valuable insights, tools, and unwavering support. My multi-faceted approach is tailored to meet your unique needs.
Do you often feel anxious or overwhelmed? Is a lack of motivation keeping you from doing the things you want to do? Whether you're dealing with feelings of sadness, anger, irritability, or using unhealthy coping strategies, I'm here to accompany you on your journey toward inner wellness. What does fulfillment mean to you, and what barriers hinder you from achieving it? In our sessions, we will explore these topics alongside your goals. I will offer valuable insights, tools, and unwavering support. My multi-faceted approach is tailored to meet your unique needs.
(267) 733-6437 View (267) 733-6437
Photo of Brandi J Stewart, Psychologist in 19130, PA
Brandi J Stewart
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19130
I have ample experience working with Children and adolescents with multiple psychological and behavioral issues; including ADHD, ODD, OCD, conduct problems, Autistic spectrum disorders, depression, and sexual abuse (victimization and perpetration). Alongside, I work extensively with couples and families encountering numerous life difficulties. Furthermore, my experience reaches to adults dealing with life transition, depression, anxiety, and personality difficulties that inhibit life happiness and fullfillment. I am dedicated to my clientele and above all their functionality and happiness. My day-to-day moto is: "laugh love and live" and I strive to help my clients do just this!
I have ample experience working with Children and adolescents with multiple psychological and behavioral issues; including ADHD, ODD, OCD, conduct problems, Autistic spectrum disorders, depression, and sexual abuse (victimization and perpetration). Alongside, I work extensively with couples and families encountering numerous life difficulties. Furthermore, my experience reaches to adults dealing with life transition, depression, anxiety, and personality difficulties that inhibit life happiness and fullfillment. I am dedicated to my clientele and above all their functionality and happiness. My day-to-day moto is: "laugh love and live" and I strive to help my clients do just this!
(267) 348-4210 View (267) 348-4210
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Melvin Thomas Tillman
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19130  (Online Only)
My ideal client is anyone who is ready to make the necessary change in their life. The client does not need to know exactly what the issue is; simply knowing that something is wrong is enough. Due to my expertise, I am confident and competent working with life transitions, anxiety, sexual dysfunction, communication, and much, much more. Regardless of the issue, what matters most is the client's desire for change.
My ideal client is anyone who is ready to make the necessary change in their life. The client does not need to know exactly what the issue is; simply knowing that something is wrong is enough. Due to my expertise, I am confident and competent working with life transitions, anxiety, sexual dysfunction, communication, and much, much more. Regardless of the issue, what matters most is the client's desire for change.
(610) 753-4600 View (610) 753-4600
Photo of John Applegate, MD & Associates, LLC in 19130, PA
John Applegate, MD & Associates, LLC
MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19130
With years of experience and having earned the trust and respect of the Philadelphia Christian community, we are prepared to help you navigate the storms of life in good hands. With competent Christian psychiatrists, Christian psychologists, Biblical counselors and health coaching, we are well trained to address the complex interplay of body and soul.
With years of experience and having earned the trust and respect of the Philadelphia Christian community, we are prepared to help you navigate the storms of life in good hands. With competent Christian psychiatrists, Christian psychologists, Biblical counselors and health coaching, we are well trained to address the complex interplay of body and soul.
(215) 515-2821 View (215) 515-2821
Photo of Kristin Wood, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 19130, PA
Kristin Wood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSSA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Looking for an empathetic, supportive, solution-focused therapist? The clients I serve appreciate the connection we share and the candid, compassionate style that structures each therapy session. You don't have to continue feeling stuck in a relationship. Anxious or depressive symptoms don't have to continue to make each day a struggle. Loving yourself is possible. Change is difficult, but if you are ready for it, and you have the right tools, you can be successful. "You can change what's going on around you when you start changing what's going on within you."
Looking for an empathetic, supportive, solution-focused therapist? The clients I serve appreciate the connection we share and the candid, compassionate style that structures each therapy session. You don't have to continue feeling stuck in a relationship. Anxious or depressive symptoms don't have to continue to make each day a struggle. Loving yourself is possible. Change is difficult, but if you are ready for it, and you have the right tools, you can be successful. "You can change what's going on around you when you start changing what's going on within you."
(215) 608-1724 View (215) 608-1724
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Jeanie Snodgrass Almo
Counselor, BSN, MS, CHT
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19130
I am the Founder of Fairmount Associates, LLC, a private counseling practice combining traditional psychotherapy approaches with hypnotherapy , mindfulness, & energy therapies to address issues as relationships, marriage, separation, divorce, depression, grief and loss, parenting issues, substance abuse, and self esteem. When appropriate, I employ hypnosis and hypnotherapy along with energy and mindfulness therapies to overcome anxiety, fears, phobias, anger, stress; to improve focus for sport, speaking and test taking; preparing for medical procedures & treatments; deal with chronic pain & illness; smoking and weight issues; & for stress reduction & stress management. This comprehensive background and experience provide a platform for my skills as a Life Coach.
I am the Founder of Fairmount Associates, LLC, a private counseling practice combining traditional psychotherapy approaches with hypnotherapy , mindfulness, & energy therapies to address issues as relationships, marriage, separation, divorce, depression, grief and loss, parenting issues, substance abuse, and self esteem. When appropriate, I employ hypnosis and hypnotherapy along with energy and mindfulness therapies to overcome anxiety, fears, phobias, anger, stress; to improve focus for sport, speaking and test taking; preparing for medical procedures & treatments; deal with chronic pain & illness; smoking and weight issues; & for stress reduction & stress management. This comprehensive background and experience provide a platform for my skills as a Life Coach.
(215) 486-3283 View (215) 486-3283
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Joe Charette
Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19130
What is your story? What do you want to change in that story? In my years as a counselor I've learned that you have everything you need to grow, and I am here to support you in finding and using those skills. Whether you're wanting to process through trauma, looking for insight or new meaning, or you just need someone to listen I will be with you along the way. My approach is highly collaborative and rooted in the person-centered tradition. We will work to develop your preferred story by using your lived experience to draw on new meaning, insight, and self-awareness.
What is your story? What do you want to change in that story? In my years as a counselor I've learned that you have everything you need to grow, and I am here to support you in finding and using those skills. Whether you're wanting to process through trauma, looking for insight or new meaning, or you just need someone to listen I will be with you along the way. My approach is highly collaborative and rooted in the person-centered tradition. We will work to develop your preferred story by using your lived experience to draw on new meaning, insight, and self-awareness.
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Crystal Widmann
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19130  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Florida with 13 years of professional work experience working with adolescents and adults. I am experienced in helping clients with stress, anxiety, emotional regulation, motivation, self-esteem and confidence, and coping with life challenges. I work with clients to support them in determining their individuals goals and desires for their well-being. I take a collaborative approach to help them uncover tools and strategies that will work best for overcoming challenges so they can live a more fulfilling life.
Hello! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Florida with 13 years of professional work experience working with adolescents and adults. I am experienced in helping clients with stress, anxiety, emotional regulation, motivation, self-esteem and confidence, and coping with life challenges. I work with clients to support them in determining their individuals goals and desires for their well-being. I take a collaborative approach to help them uncover tools and strategies that will work best for overcoming challenges so they can live a more fulfilling life.
(215) 774-5760 View (215) 774-5760
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Darrell J Carson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19130  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck...caught in a cycle that you can't seem to get out of? How does that leave you feeling...at your wit's end? Many of the clients who've come to my office feel that way. My clients describe me as calming. I use a calm, warm, and welcoming space to help facilitate positive change and challenge destructive thought processes and behaviors without judgement. My work is suited for people who are experiencing relationship distress, depression, anxiety, anger, patterns of conflict with others, difficulties adjusting to life transitions, or are otherwise overwhelmed by their current circumstances.
Are you feeling stuck...caught in a cycle that you can't seem to get out of? How does that leave you feeling...at your wit's end? Many of the clients who've come to my office feel that way. My clients describe me as calming. I use a calm, warm, and welcoming space to help facilitate positive change and challenge destructive thought processes and behaviors without judgement. My work is suited for people who are experiencing relationship distress, depression, anxiety, anger, patterns of conflict with others, difficulties adjusting to life transitions, or are otherwise overwhelmed by their current circumstances.
(267) 310-3550 View (267) 310-3550
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Helen Suntag
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19130  (Online Only)
Whether you are just starting to explore ways to improve your mental wellbeing or have been struggling for many years, you don't have to navigate it alone. As an experienced therapist, I have supported college students navigating life transitions, chronic trauma survivors who feel disconnected from the people around them, and high-performing professionals struggling to balance the demands of work and home. We all want relief from our current symptoms and to have the ability to set and accomplish future goals. Through private telehealth sessions, I help empower men, women, and non-binary adults to do just that.
Whether you are just starting to explore ways to improve your mental wellbeing or have been struggling for many years, you don't have to navigate it alone. As an experienced therapist, I have supported college students navigating life transitions, chronic trauma survivors who feel disconnected from the people around them, and high-performing professionals struggling to balance the demands of work and home. We all want relief from our current symptoms and to have the ability to set and accomplish future goals. Through private telehealth sessions, I help empower men, women, and non-binary adults to do just that.
(215) 948-2223 View (215) 948-2223
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Kim Woynowskie
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Welcome! In my view, therapy is like a journey, and whether you begin that journey with a specific destination in mind or are just trying to get a move on, I can help shed new light and give you tools to navigate old territory and new horizons. My approach is pragmatic - unassuming but not naive, and compassionate but also candid.
Welcome! In my view, therapy is like a journey, and whether you begin that journey with a specific destination in mind or are just trying to get a move on, I can help shed new light and give you tools to navigate old territory and new horizons. My approach is pragmatic - unassuming but not naive, and compassionate but also candid.
(617) 683-1974 View (617) 683-1974
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Paula Bamgbose-Martins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPCMH, LCPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19130  (Online Only)
We all, at some point, are (or have been) stuck in the quicksand of life. From dealing with difficult life transitions, relationship/family discords, anxiety, depression, creative/artistic distress, chronic pain/illness, as well as racial, gender, and sexual marginalization issues. I act as the sounding board and strong voice to help you become your most sufficient self. With almost a decade of expertise in mental health therapy, I am passionate and committed to being your “advocate” as we collaboratively identify the truth of your distress and help you heal.
We all, at some point, are (or have been) stuck in the quicksand of life. From dealing with difficult life transitions, relationship/family discords, anxiety, depression, creative/artistic distress, chronic pain/illness, as well as racial, gender, and sexual marginalization issues. I act as the sounding board and strong voice to help you become your most sufficient self. With almost a decade of expertise in mental health therapy, I am passionate and committed to being your “advocate” as we collaboratively identify the truth of your distress and help you heal.
(215) 461-3483 View (215) 461-3483
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Kevin McGarvey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19130  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with feeling overwhelmed trying to keep up with a full schedule? Do you feel like the intensity of emotions can be a burden? Maybe it feels difficult to keep up with work, health, and relationships that are important to you. Do you struggle with feeling an abrupt surge of fear that seems hard to predict? Perhaps it is easy to predict and hard to control. Experiencing doubt and uncertainty about the future can be difficult. Worrying about decisions that need to be made can leave you feeling stuck.
Do you struggle with feeling overwhelmed trying to keep up with a full schedule? Do you feel like the intensity of emotions can be a burden? Maybe it feels difficult to keep up with work, health, and relationships that are important to you. Do you struggle with feeling an abrupt surge of fear that seems hard to predict? Perhaps it is easy to predict and hard to control. Experiencing doubt and uncertainty about the future can be difficult. Worrying about decisions that need to be made can leave you feeling stuck.
(267) 361-1855 View (267) 361-1855
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Supplemental Psychology Services, LLC
Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19130
At Supplemental Psychology Services, LLC, we are committed supporting school districts who may be experiencing a staff shortage or increased evaluation caseload by supplementing their current school psychology efforts with accelerated and accurate psycho-educational assessments (IQ/achievement testing) to best determine the unique needs of students. In that way, all evaluations are completed within 30 calendar days. Our services are available both virtually and in-person for school districts across Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. (Bilingual evaluations also available at this time)
At Supplemental Psychology Services, LLC, we are committed supporting school districts who may be experiencing a staff shortage or increased evaluation caseload by supplementing their current school psychology efforts with accelerated and accurate psycho-educational assessments (IQ/achievement testing) to best determine the unique needs of students. In that way, all evaluations are completed within 30 calendar days. Our services are available both virtually and in-person for school districts across Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. (Bilingual evaluations also available at this time)
(215) 883-8408 View (215) 883-8408
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James Lawrence Thibault
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19130
I believe that we all struggle with trauma, and most mental health challenges stem from how one adapts to these experiences. I specialize in working with trauma, identifying how it is held in the body, the strategies we uphold as defense mechanisms, and how to negotiate with our inner self to move toward a healthy healing of mind and body. Coming from either a top down approach for those thinker types, or a bottom up approach for those feeler types, we will compassionately reconnect the mind and body, in order to achieve relief and greater connectivity to self and others.
I believe that we all struggle with trauma, and most mental health challenges stem from how one adapts to these experiences. I specialize in working with trauma, identifying how it is held in the body, the strategies we uphold as defense mechanisms, and how to negotiate with our inner self to move toward a healthy healing of mind and body. Coming from either a top down approach for those thinker types, or a bottom up approach for those feeler types, we will compassionately reconnect the mind and body, in order to achieve relief and greater connectivity to self and others.
(267) 930-5330 View (267) 930-5330
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Janieth C Burton
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19130
I have more than twenty five years of experience in psychological and educational assessment for children and adults. The focus of the practice includes children who need behavioral and school evaluations for Special Education, private school admission evaluations. Services are also available for adults who need therapy for mental health and adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, evaluations for college students needing accommodations, work or personal issues. Therapy and evaluations for adults 55 and older are also available. Cigna, Optum, United Health Care Insurances are accepted, as well as affordable fee for service payments.
I have more than twenty five years of experience in psychological and educational assessment for children and adults. The focus of the practice includes children who need behavioral and school evaluations for Special Education, private school admission evaluations. Services are also available for adults who need therapy for mental health and adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, evaluations for college students needing accommodations, work or personal issues. Therapy and evaluations for adults 55 and older are also available. Cigna, Optum, United Health Care Insurances are accepted, as well as affordable fee for service payments.
(267) 551-6411 View (267) 551-6411
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Roxanne Logan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, MSS, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Congratulations! You have taken the first step to seek help, let's explore how we can work together to achieve your goals. As an Attorney, Psychotherapist, Mom and Widow, I understand the stress that comes with trying to balance professional, family, and personal goals, while trying to find "me time" in the midst of a pandemic. At times, this can all feel overwhelming. Let's work together on some coping skills and personal discovery to make this journey easier.
Congratulations! You have taken the first step to seek help, let's explore how we can work together to achieve your goals. As an Attorney, Psychotherapist, Mom and Widow, I understand the stress that comes with trying to balance professional, family, and personal goals, while trying to find "me time" in the midst of a pandemic. At times, this can all feel overwhelming. Let's work together on some coping skills and personal discovery to make this journey easier.
(215) 804-4511 x714 View (215) 804-4511 x714

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 19130

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 19130 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
85% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
62% Grief
59% Self Esteem
59% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
61% Cigna and Evernorth
60% Highmark

How Therapists in 19130 see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
27% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 19130?

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.